Chapter 296 – I Am Innocent!

Just as he was about to speak, Huan Meng Yue spoke with an aggrieved tone.

“Your Majesty, Wu You is someone that you had personally bestowed the rank of princess onto, I would never do anything that would disrespect or show disloyalty towards the royal family… Lady Huan, you had experienced the feeling of being framed before, why did you frame me now? Is it because this princess’s spirit dish had a higher spirit value than yours, are you afraid of losing the seat of champion? If so, Wu You is willing to give the seat to you.”

‘Pui! Do not try to act in front of this elder sister!

Huan Qing Yan smiled, “I am only reminding his majesty to test for poison, I did not say anything about you. I can do nothing about you being so overly sensitive. Earlier on, when Princess Cang Xia suspected me, I had personally tested the food myself, using action to take the risk for his majesty…”

“I can also take the risk for his majesty as well…”

Their exchange had led Huan Meng Yue to be unwilling to look weak, so she came up front.

A sparkle flashed through Ji Mo Ya’s eyes; his face continued to display his usual calmness but he had secretly flicked his finger, causing a few drops of liquid to shoot out from it; the liquid quickly turned into fine vapor as it flew, and no one was able to notice anything.

Huan Meng Yue reached the remaining half of the chicken on the bottom of the platform. She tore off a piece and placed it in her mouth.

Seeing that eating one piece was not enough to prove her determination, she tore another piece and ate it as well.

As she ate, her jaws began to feel weak as she chewed, her face also quickly turned pale while her body began to stagger; after swaying for a while, she weakly leaned onto the table.

With one look, anyone could see that it was a sign of being poisoned!

When the emperor saw Huan Meng Yue taking her first bite, he had prepared to start eating as well, but when she saw her reaction, he got very frightened and quickly put down the chicken.

Deeply afraid that he would be poisoned just by being in contact of the food.

“Imperial doctors, imperial doctors…”

Two imperial doctors quickly approached to check the emperor for any signs of being poisoned.

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The remaining went to check the Crystal Chicken as well as the fallen Huan Meng Yue, they wanted to find out what was she poisoned by.

As Huan Meng Yue was leaning on the surface of the table, the elderly imperial chef was worried that she would spread the poison on top of the table as well, so he quickly pushed her away, causing her to fall onto the ground with a dull thud.

Everyone was startled by the scene, “What happened? Did something really happen?”

“Food created using the Butterfly Culinary Technique would possess poison?”

“Tsk, how can that be possible? The Butterfly Sage had used that mysterious technique many times, yet there had never been news that there is poison, it must be added by someone else…”

“If it is added by Princess Wu You, why would she volunteer herself?”

“Who knows, maybe she has the antidote…”

The imperial doctors did a thorough check before reporting, “Your Majesty, you are fine. However, there is indeed poison on the Crystal Chicken, it seems to be Nether Silkworm Poison…”

The other imperial doctors who were checking Huan Meng Yue also reported, “It is indeed Nether Silkworm Poison Powder, it will cause the symptoms of turning a person pale and causing their whole body to feel weak. Nether Silkworm Poison is not lethal, but it will cause the person poisoned to feel weak for a few years… No wait, there’s also another poison as well…”

Before the imperial doctor could finish his report, Huan Meng Yue’s eyes turned red as she struggled to stand up.

“Your Majesty, I am innocent! The poison is not placed by me, I am innocent!”

When everyone saw her face, they noticed it quickly turning ugly, her eyes turned red while her mouth turned greenish black; from a certain angle, one would think that it was a ghost that just climbed out of hell, the elderly imperial doctor that was closest to her immediately retreated away from her in shock.

The emperor also jumped in shock, there were two different poisons!

Nether Silkworm Poison was fine, as he knew that they have the antidote for it. However, from the aggressive change on Huan Meng Yue, one could understand how powerful this other poison was, a poison that showed the symptoms of reddish eyes and greenish black lips was something he had never heard before.


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