Su Mu heard a scream as soon as he arrived outside Fufeng Tower. An entire courtyard’s busy attendants knelt down after seeing Su Mu and said, “Paying respects to Your Highness.”

Su Mu said: “Hurry up and do what you are supposed to, no need to mind me.”

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“Yes, Your Highness.” The dozen people immediately dispersed and kept coming and going in and out of the door.

Inside Fufeng Tower, Madam Zhao’s face had begun to turn pale. Yuzhu’s hand also began to be covered in cold sweat and she felt that her heart was about to jump out. She fed Madam Zhao water and said to the midwife: “Granny, if it continues like this, Madam and the imperial grandson will be in danger.” (TN: the granny used here does not refer to familial relations, just a term of reference for an older woman)

The midwife was sweating profusely, and said: “Lady Yuzhu, this old lady is really helpless, Madam is giving birth prematurely and with twins…..” This was the imperial heir and if anything happened she would not be able to guarantee her head. Even so, she was just a midwife and not a god.

“Is there no way?” Yuzhu looked at Madam Zhao, who was almost unable to even make a sound, her knuckles turning white.

The midwife looked conflicted and said: “Madam is mainly weak and physically exhausted. It must depend on herself.”

A palace maid hurriedly walked into the delivery room with a tray. Yuzhu stopped the maid and said, “Give it to me.”

“Yes.”

Yuzhu put the tray on the table and spooned some sugar water into the small dish next to it and tested it with a silver needle. The silver needle did not turn black, but Yuzhu still picked up the small dish and smelled it as well as tasted it. Only then did she finally bring the sugar water to the bed. She had always done this during Madam Zhao’s pregnancy.

Yuzhu brought the spoon to Madam Zhao’s mouth, and said seriously: “Madam, this is your child and the blood of His Highness. From birth, they are destined to have a noble status that is difficult for others to match.”

The still conscious Madam Zhao knew what Yuzhu meant. The Crown Prince would not touch a woman. If nothing unexpected happens, the children in her belly were destined to inherit the lineage. Madam Zhao reluctantly opened her mouth to drink the sugar water in the spoon. But just at this moment, Yuzhu’s expression suddenly changed and hurriedly threw the spoon on the ground.

“Someone come!” Yuzhu lay on the edge of Madam Zhao’s bed and panted. She looked at Madam Zhao seriously and said: “Madam, you must be safe, both mother and child must be safe…..”

Su Mu stood outside the door for a while. The harsh and ear piercing screams really made him feel uncomfortable, but when the sound in the room stopped, he became a little uneasy. It wasn’t until Yuzhu was half carried out by two palace maids that Su Mu felt something had gone wrong.

“What happened?” Su Mu asked the two palace maids.

Su Mu’s eyes were as cold as an open blade and the two palace maids tremblingly replied: “Answering…..answering Your Highness, someone used poison.”

Su Mu said: “Hurry up and bring the imperial physician.”

“Yes.”

However, Yuzhu had yet to move past the door when doctor Hu arrived in a hurry, and Huang Xuan was also with him.

“Paying respects to Your Highness.” The two saluted.

“Rise.” Su Mu said: “Doctor Hu, Yuzhu is poisoned, please take a look.”

“Yes.” Doctor Hu was taken aback again. The Crown Prince actually used the word “please”. Fortunately, his face was full of wrinkles and it was difficult to see any expression on it.

Doctor Hu took Yuzhu’s pulse: “It’s just knockout medicine, and it will be fine after a few hours of sleep.”

Su Mu said to the two palace maids who were supporting Yuzhu: “Retreat.”

“Yes, Your Highness.”

Huang Xuan approached Su Mu and said strangely: “Why would anyone give Yuzhu a knockout medicine.”

Su Mu’s eyes were cold and he said, “This medicine is not for Yuzhu, but for Zhao Rou.”

One could imagine just what the consequences of taking knockout medicine for a woman who is giving birth would be.

“Madam Zhao.” Huang Xuan was startled: “But who would harm her.” The Crown Prince’s Palace had only Madam Zhao and no other women who would have conflicts of interest with her. The men in the harem also would not harm her. Huang Xuan couldn’t think of who would do this thing, but he knew that this person was going to be very unlucky. The Crown Prince finally solved the issue of heirs and blocked the world’s leisurely mouth. Yet these people actually opposed the Crown Prince on this kind of thing. Wasn’t this simply just looking for death?

Suddenly there was another scream in the room, and Su Mu looked at the door of the room and breathed out a sigh of relief. It was better to have sounds than nothing.

After a while, the sound of small kittenish wailings came from the room. If it weren’t for Su Mu’s trained hearing, he likely wouldn’t have even heard it. A palace lady walked up to Su Mu with joy and said: “Madam gave birth to a pair of dragon and phoenix twins. Congratulations to Your Highness.” (TN: dragon and phoenix twins refer to boy/girl twins)

“Dragon and phoenix twins?” Su Mu asked in surprise.

The maid replied: “Yes, congratulations to Your Highness.”

“Congratulations, Your Highness.” Huang Xuan also breathed a sigh of relief. If Madam Zhao only gave birth to a daughter, they and the  Crown Prince would have to worry about the heir issue again. Fortunately…..

There was a hint of joy in Su Mu’s eyes. He had already automatically assumed the role of father, and he couldn’t help but wonder what the two children looked like. It was just that he could not enter the delivery room yet, and the two children were born prematurely and could only stay in the room, so Su Mu could only go back to his residence.

In Qionghua Pavilion, Liu Xi’s face was clouded over and his fingers squeezed the corner of the table like a poisonous snake.

“Truly courageous, actually daring to do it under the noses of me and the Crown Prince. They must really be tired of living.”

He had heard the news of Madam Zhao’s premature labor early in the morning, and immediately sent a lot of people to Fufeng Tower to guard it, but there were still people who got in and tampered around. Although he didn’t like that woman with the title of the “Crown Prince’s wife”. But it was undeniable that she had eliminated a lot of trouble for them. In this world, other than the Crown Prince, the people most intolerant of any harm to the children in her belly were them.

A little eunuch cautiously came to Liu Xi’s side and said: “Reporting to Gongzi, His Highness has summoned Gongzi.”

“Let’s go.” Liu Xi stood up immediately, as if he had been waiting for a long time. He had anticipated this when he got the news that someone was attempting to murder Madam Zhao. Among the people in the Crown Prince’s Palace, only Liu Xi was the most familiar with those people in the harem. He had not been a spy for the Shi Kingdom for so many years in vain.

The Crown Prince trusted him, which made Liu Xi finally let out a smile.

“Paying respects to Your Highness.”

Su Mu motioned at him to waive the ceremony, and said directly: “Go find out who acted on Madam Zhao, and whoever it is they will be punished severely.”

“Yes, Your Highness.” This time Liu Xi for once did not take the opportunity to seduce the Crown Prince, and immediately went out to carry out the errand.

Three days later, Su Mu finally saw the two little babies. To be honest, when he first saw the two children, the soft and cute baby image in Su Mu’s heart shattered to pieces with a “crack”.

“Why do they look…..so ugly?” Su Mu looked at the two wrinkled little old men in the cradle.

The nurse maid cautiously replied: “This…..Your Highness, children are all like this when they are just born, and they will look better after a month.” She was a little scared when she saw the Crown Prince for the first time.

Su Mu asked again: “How is Consort Zhao?” Zhao Rou gave birth to a son and a daughter and helped him a lot so he should at least express his thanks. Therefore, Su Mu named her the Princess Consort.

“Answering Your Highness, the Princess Consort is still asleep, but there is no serious problem.”

Su Mu nodded and went to the cradle to look at two identical babies and asked, “Which one is older and which one is younger?”

The nurse maid pointed out: “Answering Your Highness, this is the little imperial grandson, this is the little princess.”

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Su Mu nodded, turned and uncovered the red cloth on the tray in the eunuch’s hand. He then reached out and picked up the two jade pendants and put them into the cradles with the two babies.

The two jade pendants were respectively engraved with the characters “Heng” and “Yan”.

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