330 Another Man
Nan Ningxin raised her head to look at Gu Bailu, her eyes sharp enough to cut her to pieces.
Gu Bailu looked back at her innocently. “There was another man.”
Nan Ningxin’s expression turned even more vicious, and she almost lunged at Gu Bailu.
Lady Murong looked even more awful. “What are you implying, Princess Zi?”
“You’re blaming my husband because he was the only man who entered the 9,999 Spring Harbingers, but he wasn’t the only man there.”
Gu Bailu’s statement was quite vague.
However, the ladies and misses in the room were smart enough to read between the lines.
“Who else? Did you see any other man?” Lady Murong asked as she glared at everybody else in the hall.
Gu Bailu thought that if any of them said yes, Lady Murong would feed them to her dogs.
“None of them saw anything. Don’t give them a hard time. They didn’t see a thing because of the fog from the Night Lotus. That’s why they thought that my husband assaulted Miss Nan.”
“Although they didn’t see what happened inside, they can still tell if someone else entered the vault from where they were,” Lady Murong pointed out.
Gu Bailu chuckled. “Oh, this man didn’t come in through the door, and I promise you that unlike my husband, he is quite virile.”
In other words, Miss Nan’s loss of virginity had something to do with that man.
Nan Ningxin was already shaking, but she still asked firmly, “Who was it?”
Lady Murong gave her a hand and said, “Ningxin, go in and get some rest. I’ll take care of the rest for you.”
“No, I have to hear it. I cannot let anyone else take the blame.”
Nan Ningxin was implying that Gu Bailu was trying to shift the blame from Prince Zi to someone else.
Gu Bailu laughed. “Who exactly is shifting the blame here? My husband never touched Miss Nan in the past ten years, but he raped you during a flower appreciation party? Who would believe that? You’re only blaming him because he was the only man there.”
“You!” Nan Ningxin collapsed in Lady Murong’s arms.
“Princess Zi, if you aren’t here to resolve the problem, you’re not welcome here. Get lost!” Lady Murong roared.
“No, I’m really here to settle the problem. I would like to speak to Miss Nan about what happened when she was unconscious, but I don’t know if Miss Nan wants to listen.”
Shivering in Lady Murong’s arms, Nan Ningxin asked, “What do you want to say?”
“Let’s talk in private. It won’t be good for you if anyone else hears our discussion.”
Nan Ningxin clenched her fists. “I have no secrets. Let’s just talk here.”
Gu Bailu hesitated. “Do you insist that we talk here, Miss Nan?”
Nan Ningxin didn’t know if she had made the right decision as she wondered if this was another trap Gu Bailu had set for her.
Seeing her hesitation, Lady Murong said quickly, “If you say another man was there, bring him here. If you can’t, don’t try to get Prince Zi out of this.”
Gu Bailu sighed and said, “Fine, I was hoping to give Miss Nan another way out, but since she doesn’t want to listen…”
While talking, Gu Bailu drew a rune with both hands in front of her chest. “Tranquility of mind! Summon Yin Neng with the soul contract!”