Chapter 217: Blind for the Rest of Her Life
Qin Yuyan rushed out stumblingly with the help of two maids. There were sparks on her gorgeous dress; more than half of her black hair was burnt; and her beautiful face stained by the smoke. She was in such a mess.
Qin Haoyan came over hurriedly. Looking at the burning mansion, he said with a sullen look, “What happened?”
“We have no idea, either.” The maids shook their heads and replied tremblingly: While they were serving Princess Qin, the house suddenly exploded. Fortunately, they managed to escape. Otherwise, they would have been burnt into charred corpses.
The fire blazed across the sky, burning people’s faces painfully. Qin Haoyan squinted his evil eyes slightly, trying to figure out what had happened. There were many guards inside and outside the mansion, and it was impossible for ordinary people to blow the mansion without being noticed. This must have been done by a master.
Could it be… Ouyang Shaochen! After all, he liked Murong Xue. It wouldn’t be a surprise if Murong Xue, who was bullied by them, asked him to avenge her!
“Brother, my dear brother…” Hearing Qin Haoyan’s voice, Qin Yuyan was pleasantly surprised. She reached out to grab his arm, and asked anxiously, “Murong Xue… Where is Murong Xue… Did you catch her?”
Seeing her anxious look, Qin Haoyan rolled his eyes awkwardly as he apologized: “Sister, I’m sorry. Murong Xue had entered Lord Freedom’s Mansion, so I failed.”
“What? You didn’t catch her!”
Qin Yuyan stiffened with her heart filled with anxiety, and she said incoherently, “What then? What should we do now?” She sacrificed her eyes to rescue Yichen, but it did not mean that she really wanted to be blind.
“Just calm down, sis.” Qin Haoyan held Qin Yuyan’s arm and comforted her. “I have arranged spies around Lord Freedom’s Mansion. As soon as Murong Xue comes out, I will catch her and have your eyes replaced.”
“When will she come out? My eyes can’t wait!” Qin Yuyan said in panic. She suddenly felt great pain in her eyes and screamed miserably. Covering them with her hand, she whined in pain, “My eyes… It hurts, it hurts… ”
“Doctor, she needs help now!” Qin Haoyan became worried, and he ordered the doctor immediately. Qin Yuyan was seriously injured, so he hired a doctor who specialized in ophthalmology to take care of her.
“Here I am!” The doctor rushed inside. He pushed aside Qin Yuyan’s hand at full tilt, only to see that her eyes had become two small pits which are badly mutilated with white foam on the edge.
“It’s… purulent!” The doctor raised his voice in surprise.
“Purulent? Did my sister’s injury deteriorate again?” Qin Haoyan frowned fiercely.
“It’s more serious than a slight injury deterioration. Princess Qin’s eyeballs are completely damaged. The fine membranes around the eyeballs are all affected by the injury and many of them are destroyed. Even if a highly-skilled doctor is here to replace her eyes, I’m afraid she won’t be able to see anything.” The doctor said in a low voice, and he looked serious.
Qin Yuyan’s mind went blank in an instant, and the doctor’s voice echoed in her ears: Her eyeballs were completely damaged. She was going to be blind forever. She was hopeless!
“Ah!” Qin Yuyan screamed desperately, and her miserable voice penetrated the clouds, resounding in the sky.
“Princess!” Two maids came over quickly, trying to comfort her.
Qin Haoyan frowned even more fiercely, and there were doubts in his anxious eyes. “Her eyes have been treated with medicine, and they were supposed to be fine for a few days. How could the injury suddenly deteriorate?” The injury deteriorated so severely that it even destroyed the intact nerves, making her completely blind.
“It was because of the fire caused by the explosion. The fire was so fierce that the temperature around became extremely high, which reduced the medicine effect and accelerated the deterioration of the injury!” The doctor said word by word.
“Murong Xue, it must have been Murong Xue. She didn’t want to sacrifice her eyes for me, so she intended to destroy mine, making the surgery unnecessary. How ruthless she is! What a vicious plan!” Qin Yuyan gritted her teeth and said. Her shouts penetrated the clouds, resounding in the sky. “Murong Xue, you are so dead!”
Ye Yichen stood nearby, looking at Qin Yuyan who was almost mad. The look on his face was unfathomable. This was Ouyang Shaochen’s purpose. He wanted to destroy Yuyan’s eyes, so that she could no longer have them replaced and could only live in the dark, suffering for the rest of her life. Ouyang Shaochen was indeed a devious man.
The news reached Lord Freedom’s Mansion, making Ouyang Shaochen sneer. More than ten packets of gunpowder set off by his men in the courtyard only caused Qin Yuyan’s permanent blindness. She was really lucky to have survived the explosion.
“Your Highness, do you want me to… ” Saying in a low voice, Wu Hen made a gesture of killing.
“That’s not necessary. To live in the dark for the rest of her life is also a torture for Qin Yuyan!” Ouyang Shaochen squinted. Death was not scary, living in hell is! Given that she had the courage to hurt Murong Xue, the price he made her pay should be considered merciful.
“Shaochen!” A pleasing female voice rang in the inner room, with a trace of hoarseness indicating that she had just woke up.
Wu Hen left tactfully.
Ouyang Shaochen lifted the curtain and went into the inner room. He saw Murong Xue sit up, holding the quilt. Her black hair was slightly messy, and her dark eyes were wandering. At the moment she saw him, her face lit up, and she asked, “What’s time is it now?”
“It’s about 1 p.m.” Ouyang Shaochen answered.
Murong Xue frowned gently: “The lunch time has passed. Why didn’t you wake me up?”
Without a proper meal for two days, she was starving at the moment.
“You were sound asleep, so I didn’t wake you.” Ouyang Shaochen said. Looking at her increasingly gloomy face, he smiled gently. “All the food is being heated in the kitchen. Get dressed and you can have some.”
“Thank you!” Murong Xue’s eyes brightened. She got out of bed, picked up her snow-cyan dress, and quickly walked behind the screen.
The rustling sound of getting dressed came from behind the screen. Ouyang Shaochen lowered his voice, “Ye Yichen and Qin Haoyan are hiding in the dark and planning to catch you. It is safer for you to live in Lord Freedom’s Mansion recently.”
“Sure!” Murong Xue nodded. The guards of The Country-guarding Marquis’s Mansion were average in martial arts, and they wouldn’t be able to protect her from the attack of Prince Jing’s guards.
Lord Freedom’s Mansion had guards with powerful martial skills, who were as good as that of Prince Jing’s Mansion. Furthermore, Ouyang Shaochen lived inside. So Ye Yichen and Qin Haoyan weren’t capable of breaking in. It was really safe for her to live here. But she wanted to go back to fetch something.