Shi Sheng was summoned to the yamen early in the morning.
Shi Sheng yawned with her face full of confusion. How annoying these people can be until I’m not allowed to sleep in peace.
A lady kneeled in the main hall was sobbing softly. Her crying annoyed Shi Sheng even more until she wanted to cut that lady in half.
Shi Sheng glanced over at her and yawned again, “Am I here for breakfast?”
Beakfast your head!
The magistrate had a deep impression of Shi Sheng. The last time she dared to scowl at the regent, and bow she was defying the court.
“Pak!” the magistrate hit the Jing Tang Mu, “how dare, unruly citizen. Why aren’t you kneel when you see the magistrate!”
“Can you accept my kneel?” Shi Sheng rolled her eyes, pointed at a bailiff, “that whoever is it, get me a chair.”
The bailiff who was appointed, “…”
Do you think this is an inn and he’s a waiter?
“Insolent!” The magistrate wanted to say this for a long time, “spank Ruan Xiao Yang 10 times for disrespecting the yamen!”
The magistrate was much confident without the presence of the regent. He yelled so loudly until the whole yamen could hear him.
Shi Sheng raised her brows lightly, “my lord, you dare to hit me?”
“Why wouldn’t I?!” The magistrate was mad, “don’t stand there and do nothing, spank her!”
Shi Sheng smashed a brick that she found out of nowhere at the magistrate, and it hit his table.
The magistrate leaned back immediately. His expression was hilarious.
The whole hall was dead silent.
Even the lady on the floor stopped sobbing.
“Next time won’t be your table. It’ll be your head instead.” Shi Sheng clapped her hands and took the private advisor’s chair away. Then, moved aside and sat down like a man, “why did you summon me?”
The magistrate swallowed his saliva with difficulty. Smacked the table and roared, “Ruan Xiao Yang, are you taking the laws seriously? How dare you try to hit the magistrate!”
Is this Ruan Xiao Yang lunatic? How could she threaten him?
Shi Sheng dug her ear. A dead pig was not afraid of boiling water, “I’ve already done it. What are you going to do about it?”
“What am I going to do about this? Hitting the magistrate is a deadly crime!” The magistrate hit the table in rage.
“….” okay your head.< /i> “Ruan Xiao Yang, you’re outrageous. Spank her.”
He did not believe that he could not take care of an unruly citizen.
The private advisor waved his hand, motioned to those who wanted to spank her to stop. He leaned down to the magistrate’s ear to whisper a few words. The magistrate’s expression changed from time to time.
Shi Sheng raised her head, looked straight at the magistrate, “Are you going to judge me or what?”
The magistrate swallowed the order to spank Shi Sheng back and snorted twice.
I’ll take care of her later.
The magistrate straightened up, hit Jing Tang Mu against the table, “Sun, faster state why you are here.”
Sun, who stopped crying a moment ago, began wailing again. She stated her case discontinuously.
Her husband, Sun Er Gou, did not return home last night. Finally, after waiting for a long time, Sun went out to find him out of concern and saw him, who was already dead in a deserted alley.
Sun reported to the officials right away.
“Sun Er Gou went to your stinky tofu shop before he died. We have a witness, and the autopsy showed that he was poisoned to death. Ruan Xiao Yang, what do you have to say about this?”
Shi Sheng stayed silent. Why am I taking the blame when I didn’t do anything?
“What about the evidence?”
The magistrate waved his hand, and someone came up with a tray, “this is the tofu scraps found in your store’s backyard that you haven’t cleaned up.”
Shi Sheng, who was still calm, “okay.”
The magistrate, “…” let’s see how long you can ‘okay’.
The Jing Tang Mu smacked, and the magistrate questioned sternly, “why did you murder Sun Er Gou?”
Shi Sheng rolled her eyes, “you have to ask this to the person that killed him.”
Who knew Sun Er Gou was who? So why would I kill him?
The magistrate was burning in fumes, “Ruan Xiao Yang, the court will not allow your nonsense. We have evidence and a witness. Leniency to those who confess, severity to those who resist. Why did you kill Sun Er Gou!”
“Well…” Shi Sheng dragged, “there were so many people in the store. Anyone could have poisoned him. So why must you accuse me? Did you take a bribe?”
“Ruan Xiao Yang!” The magistrate yelled, “sullying the magistrate, another crime.”
“Why are you so worked up if it’s not true? He who never wrongs others does not fear the knock in the night… But, my lord, do you have a guilty conscience?” Shi Sheng smiled insincerely at the magistrate.
This magistrate was not a good person. Based on the plot, he accepted bribes from others to be against the heroine. In the end, his whole family was beheaded.
“Ruan Xiao Yang, we’re talking about your poisoning crime. Don’t switch the topic.” the magistrate composed himself, “someone saw you put the poison. Bring out the witness.”
The witness was a worker from her store. He cowered when he saw Shi Sheng. Then, he lowered his head and kneeled on the ground.
He stated when he saw Shi Shang and how she poisoned the tofu very clearly.
“Fine, let’s say you have a point.” Shi Sheng could tell who was behind this already.
“You’re admitting your crime?” The magistrate continued right away.
Shi Sheng looked at the magistrate as if she was looking at a retard. “the important question is. What’s my motive?”
Killing a stranger out of nowhere, did she have rabies?
“This is what you should explain!”
“I can’t make up a motive.” Shi Sheng spread her hands. “you guys can make one up for me, or… the person behind you can.”
Freaking moron, using the same trick twice.
The magistrate’s pupils shrank, “Ruan Xiao Yang, stop blabbering nonsense. I will not give you any mercy anymore.”
“You murderer, give me my husband back. Give me my husband back.” Sun suddenly screamed at Shi Sheng and lunged at her.
A reflection flashed through Shi Sheng’s eyes. Then, a dagger slipped out from the Sun’s sleeves. She held the sleeve and stabbed Shi Sheng at her chest.
Shi Sheng dodged and kicked Sun’s wrist. The dagger flew out of her hand and flew straight towards the magistrate.
The magistrate slipped down out of fear, and the dagger thrust into the chair he was sitting on.
Sun missed, but she did not give up. Instead, she grabbed a packet of powder from her sleeves and threw it at Shi Sheng. Then, as Shi Sheng was dodging, Sun whipped out a whip from her waist and swung it at Shi Sheng.
Shi Sheng took out her iron sword and slashed across the whip. The whip broke in half instantly. Sun was shocked, and her sight suddenly went dark. Her body flew up and down uncontrollably.
It was until this moment that the backdrop bailiffs only began to move. They surrounded Sun and Shi Sheng.
“Cough cough…” Sun coughed blood as she was pressing against her chest. She looked at Shi Sheng murderously.
Shi Sheng sneered with the corner of her mouth, “now you even know to hire an assassin. Looks like you’ve learnt something.”
The magistrate was completely confused. This is different from the script!
This is not in the script!
Shi Sheng raised her sword and headed towards Sun.
Sun retreated, panicking. She had never met someone like her.
She was not surprised, nor confused, nor alarmed, nor angry. She was too calm.