We followed tediously the very first criminal case solved by Miss Su!
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Volume 1 Chapter 45 What is Good, What is Wicked Part 1
“Why?” Su Su looked at her with a faint smile, her features were gentle, every single word or phrase was emphasized and asked, “Why is the murderer’s hand yours?”
Sang Nuan’s facial expression was unchanged, there was no trace of the slightest surprise, she laughed even more and as gentle as usual, and even her tone revealed some hint of pleasure, “You concluded that I was the murderer? According to the time of death how did you infer, because when Wu Mu died, I was with Mo Yuan.”
Regardless of Sang Nuan’s expression, Su Su remained cool and composed as she approached her, she have to say what she have to say, “Correct, that we have come to talk about it, to prove that you do not have time to kill people, you intentionally went to Mo Yuan’s cabin and you even deliberately left the white jade tassel in his room. In fact, regardless of the time of death, it was of no effect because that afternoon, to suit you, your witness was not entirely true but use it to manipulate an alibi, because owing to the account that afternoon, the one that started fighting with Wu Mu was not you. I examined the corpse, apparently on his neck and arms were marks of a woman’s fingernails. During that time, when he came to challenge me on that day, he didn’t have finger nail marks on his neck, if you personally have to go out, it would be impossible for you to leave traces and the person who, therefore, made the move to Wu Mu was Qin Qian, right?”
Sang Nuan raised the tip of her brow and said with a smirk, “You say this to your Qin jie? You are blaming a woman who even lacked the strength to truss up a chicken.“
“You made her use the poison, Sang Nuan, the poison doesn’t separate or live afar from its family. You used your medical knowledge and technique to poison, and it was even better than your medical skill to heal.”
Su Su was cold and expressionless, Sang Nuan said in a happy tone, a smile on her lips, “What made you think so? Was it depending on your guess?”
Su Su lowered her eyes, she cast her attention on Sang Nuan’s hands, her look was full of intensity, sighed and refuted, “Your finger betrays you, and it is extremely white.”
Sang Nuan looked down on her fingers of jade, her face slightly crumpled. Staring at her hands, Su Su’s manner of speaking was unhurried and relaxed, softly speaking in a low voice, “You are a doctor, every day you must be in contact with many raw materials for medicine, must air-dry, mill and also dispense them. No matter how careful you are, no matter how clean, under the finger tips a stain will accumulate over a long period of time, so it is impossible for your hands to be so white like jade and not have a slight stain. Let me tell you the reason, it is because on account of you making drugs you also need to use toxic substances, and the long exposure with poison and toxic substance will make your finger stain dark, therefore, everyday you boil water and endure to clean both hands with shu cao *(summer grass) and wood from Yan Yue *(flaming moon) for inflammation, am I right?”
Su Su became aware of this, because of her Second aunt, the Ghost doctor who teaches her medicine, even though he had three apprentices, he wanted her to follow and learn from him, particularly for the use of toxin. Second Aunt was his last disciple, because above all and everything else, she was very interested in poisonous substances and she was extremely knowledgeable. When Su Su was young, she would always go to their house to play with Sister Ning and often she would watch Second Aunt fiddle with various poisons, but they were not allowed to approach her, only after she washed both her hands with a certain juice, she would hug and pat them to sleep, she thought at that time it was very mysterious. The thick black water can make the hands of a person instantaneously white and creamy.
She had seen before that Sang Nuan’s hand was very white, because she had not thought she will use poison, she did not take it seriously… …
After listening to Su Su, Sang Nuan’s slender fingers tightened, but did not refute her.
“Do you still remembers this?” Su Su took a small pouch and shook it gently, the strip of black cloth floated and fell to the ground together before the foot of Sang Nuan. Sang Nuan’s brow wrinkled tightly, Su Su kept on focusing on her, while frowning, her face looked more gorgeous, and she continually explained, “It only needs a little blood from the cloth, and my fishes, which were as big as my arm that were jumping and swimming, died. I didn’t think that the toxicity of those frogs was that strong, perhaps it is your blood itself that are poisonous? This morning when I came here, there was a strong smell and that smell of blood was very strong. If I have not guessed wrong, the reason why Sang Leng have survived so long was because of your blood which is very strong; you have been using it as an anti-toxin remedy for him, you took the medicine and with your blood, detoxifies Sang Leng, that’s why your complexion was paler than him.”
Sang Nuan slightly stroke her sleeves to wrap her solid arm, shook her head and with self-ridicule laughed, “I know that you are very keen and also extremely observant, I have not actually thought that your observation is possible to this degree, contrary to what one might expect, I underestimated you.”
“I would not have miscalculated the death time if you did not use poison on the corpses, that toxicity is strange, it made the corpse to not be stiff for a long time. You didn’t see my keen and observant characteristics, therefore, after killing Yi Wu, you arranged that good performance of burying the shoes to shift the blame, finally directing for Yi Hu go to the room full of sandalwood aroma.” Su Su’s eyes were firmly focused on her, from beginning until now, she did not want to miss even one tiny bit of expression on her face.
Su Su’s gaze was intent and meaningful, it was compelling. Sang Nuan was not afraid and met her gaze, eyes shining, “No matter what, Yi Hu died, me and Sang Leng, was with Qin Qian continuously in the medical shed during his death, and you were together with me on that jungle pass, how can I pull it off? Even if I might put poison in the sandalwood before, but that day the sandalwood, as I heard, has not been poison.”
Since she has been identified as the murderer, so what, she surely has an alibi, why would she acknowledge? How can it be! She wants to know about it.
“Because, you have an accomplice.” Su Su paused, she did not miss that eyebrow movement and continued saying, “Poison was not mixed with the sandalwood, Ye Lie gave Yi Hu that white hand towel. I have examined their mouth and nose, in Wu Mu and Yi Wu noses, although it also has the blue black but not as obvious as Yi Hu, it was because Yi Hu covered his nose with the white towel directly, therefore his nasal cavity was corroded seriously by the toxic gas. Ye Lie, was your accomplice, he has the ability to do it for you as you watch, you work together and most likely it is not anything like an ordinary business transaction, right?”
Her always relaxed look was now covered with indifference, Sang Nuan’s complexion finally changed, Su Su was looking at her with cold eyes, “Why are you so explicit that it is Ye Lie?” She must know where they lost in the end.
“This morning Qin Qian gave me a white towel to use.” Su Su lifted up her injured hand, opening her palm slowly to reveal the clothes that was awfully soaked with her blood, but Su Su did not mind and continued her attack, “Ye Lie may not look like it, from the leads and evidences, to not be the one likely carrying a towel around. But when I looked at the white towel it was very simple, I would not have care about it, but the design of the towel that Qin jie gave me was unexpectedly also the same towel design he was using. This felt very strange, I was with Qin Qian on the ship for several days and she definitely doesn’t customarily use a towel, then perhaps, if someone gave it to them.”
As a result of this entire speech, what was there that was currently unknown, Sang Nuan laughed, gently patted her hand and her crisp laughter resounded inside the peaceful medical shed, listening to the sound was actually vexing, “Splendid. It was just too splendid. The progress of how you revealed it layer upon layer and how everything was linked together was truly annoying.”
She slowly pulled back her hand and Sang Nuan stepped forward, she bent her body and whispered to Su Su’s ear, “Unfortunately, the use of Qin Qian was indeed a flaw, if not for her marks on Wu Mu and giving out that hand towel, I’m afraid you may have not easily figure it out completely, that person was really stupid, forever messing things up and so insufficient, she did not even succeed to complete the task. Even then, I did not put the poison in her hands, I did not force her, it was her choice.”
At present her speech before was very soft but it doesn’t have that warm feeling, like a sharp blade, it can easily cut the eardrum, even if there was no feeling of warmth that fairly gentle eyes was full of coldness at the moment, she brought a gloomy aura, and even an evil person will be scared.
Su Su’s heart felt like it was crushed by a giant rock, she felt helpless and powerless to toss away what she felt, she could only sigh deeply, “Sang Nuan, right at this moment you are the real you. Why? Why do you want to do this? Why must you use Qin Qian?”
“Why?” Su Su’s eyes cannot hide her distress, it was like there was a fine needle piercing her. Sang Nuan sneered and was already cold and numb to the feeling for this murder. Right now her heart was saturated with pain, this kind of experience was indeed not bad for herself. Sang Nuan’s eyes displayed a new level of viciousness and her mouth curved into a wicked smile, “Why? You asked me for what reason, well it is easy for me to tell you, but for what!”
Volume 1 Chapter 46 What is Good What is Wicked Part 2
Sang Nuan’s criminal craze was overflowing, her eyes was brimming a heinous look and she wickedly smiled, “You’re asking me why, for what good, what? What?!”
“That afternoon, after Wu Mu left, Qin Qian woke up and I told her that Wu Mu had challenged you to a fight, that it was a fight of life and death. If Wu Mu doesn’t die, it was going to be you that die. I also told her that Qin Yan had a severe inner wound because of Wu Mu. After your death in the fight, there will be no guarantee that he could live for another month without experiencing the same humiliation she experienced, on that day more men would like to get her charm. She didn’t want you to die and she didn’t want to go through that kind of humiliation, she asked for my advice at that time of what she can do? I gave her the poison, and she took the poison but she doesn’t want to go.” Suddenly Sang Nuan raised her eyebrows, smiled then became ecstatic, “You asked me why I used Qin Qian? I wanted to watch her, what thing is this so-called humanity, she also has a younger brother, when she want to protect her younger brother, to protect themselves, what will she do? Finally, I am very satisfied, this is the display of human nature!”
Su Su frowned with eyes still on her, “They, what did you do?”
“Did I do anything?” Sang Nuan gawked at Su Su and suddenly laugh like she asked her something funny or she had just told her the world most laughable joke, “Human is really laughable, forever finding excuses, do you want to help me find an excuse? Some people are just simply damned, this is the reason!“
“I will not find an excuse for you. I will not find you a reason to be excused to kill people, no matter what, the truth is that you killed people.” I want to know what they did to you! The last few words, Su Su wanted to say it but it wouldn’t come out, so she kept it down in her heart, Sang Nuan was hoarse from laughing, feeling her heart throbbing.
“Murder … …” Sang Nuan whisper the word, her eyes was brimming with viciousness again and then she gradually went crazy, “Where do you think this is? Here is the pirate’s nest. Men who have died at the hands of Wu Mu, Yi Wu, Yi Hu, do you know how many? Those bones could pile up enough to drown you! The dead cry, can they hear you? You cannot imagine that the things that happened to Qin Qian, always happened to me, if not for Ah Leng. I was eight years behind than Qin Qian brutalize hundred times, if not for Ah Leng who came to rescue me that almost got himself killed. Why do you think I could accurately guess, Yi Hu followed you to Yi Wu’s house looking for evidence, because even at the faintest opportunity, Yi Hu wanted to freeze me to death!”
And sure enough … … Su Su secretly sighed, the cruelty of the pirate’s den, as early as the first day on the island, she was obliged to experience it? I presume what Sang Nuan said at the moment I’m afraid is just one in ten thousand.
Su Su took compassion on Sang Nuan’s indifference, she sympathized and understood her, again feeling the deep stabbing pain. She rather see her disgusted and not shameful; she doesn’t need anybody to feel sorry. Her heart resembled a white lotus, her whole being was covered with a mire, at this moment, what Sang Nuan do not understand was the surge of inexhaustible hatred. She reached out her hand fiercely and caught Su Su’s wrist, calling out furiously, “Su family military, big and small, even the women, your hands have you never contaminated human life? Su family armed forces are invincible in the battlefield and swept away all obstacles, the souls under the sword are how many? Your high above emperor uncle eliminated the government opposition parties, how many stumbling blocks was taken out? How many people were caught and beheaded, even the innocent people were implicated to the ninth generations? How many are those clans? Oh yes, that thing in your hand, the red copper scale fan granted to you by Lord Ao Tian, how many human lives died by his hand? The custom of Spirit Island (Ju Ling), if you did not know, human life are tag with a price, there is nothing that could not be bought! What’s wrong? Were those people massacred on the battlefield not life, and those that were treated as commodity when generally chopping their head not life? Are you saying, the people who died in your hands deserve to die, but those that died in my hand is me actually cruelly harming human life? You tell me then, what is good and what is evil?!”
There goes her identity, being discovered was no surprise, that copper scales fan was a world treasure and it fell on her hands for nearly a decade, everyone knew it was possible.
Sang Nuan expression in both her eyes was full of venom, if the madness she held cannot be released from her chest, her gorgeous face and thin red veins will be bursting with blood. Su Su was calmly watching her, she did not dodge one iota. Her hand was tightly pulled, a cool voice answered with unprecedented composure, “For the Emperor and Lord Ao Tian I cannot appraise, but for Su Family, I can answer you.”
(Dang! Miss Su knew the role of the Su Family existence. Admirable for a young lady)-. Mayo
“Su family armed forces oppose the enemy, always ruthless with its offense, but had never killed or mistreated the prisoners of war, above all, it had never harmed common people. Su Family for thousands of years, is not loyal to somebody or to some dynasty, it only selects and differentiate the enlightened ruler, Su family army slaughters just like a spear. As long as the common people can peacefully sleep, even if its hand is stain with bloods, and swords are full of ghost, one day we will not hesitate to greet and accept the penalty from heaven. My family clan members can look up and not stoop, because they deserved and are worthy of their callings, on their death on final repose, we dare to shoulder crimes and wrong doings! Sang Nuan, what about you, did you care for somebody like your own, where do you put yourself, in Wolf Island, even Sang Leng brought all kinds of circumstances? He supported you, but the center of your thoughts was hatred and craziness?” Su Su holds Sang Nuan’s wrist, under the red copper mask that she now feels cold as ice and pokes the will of the people. The evening sunset inflamed her form, that tall and straight and tenacious physique, like a treasured sword out of its sheath, made a great show of one’s talents, was this the Su family daughter? Sang Nuan sighed and throws a funny smile, she has been tricking around all day long, was this her real appearance?
Su Su gradually tightened her fingers, Sang Nuan was likely burnt by something and forced her hand to break free from Su Su’s hand, her vision dodges, unwilling to see that pair of firm and sharp eye, she twisted her head to the side, “You clearly knew me to be crazy, but dare to come alone, should I say you are naively stupid, you did not fear that I would poison you?”
“You should rejoice that they did not used the poison on me, I may die of poisoning and die unknowingly, but you, for certain, would have been beheaded.” Su Su vision swept to the door that was ajar, a pair of eyes was aggressive, cold, and fierce, “Hiding behind and listening secretly for a long time, that person will never have the opportunity to save you.”
“Ah Nuan you take care.”
She left behind these words and again, not looking back at Sang Nuan’s eyes, turned around to leave. This calling, ‘Ah Nuan’, made her heart startled and warm, following her with her eyes, the clear figure gradually walked away. Sang Nuan felt a stabbing pain and stinging in her eyes but cannot shed a drop of tears, that even the luxury to cry, that thing had been gone long ago.
Sang Nuan was left behind. A tall man came out from the inner courtyard, impressively just as what Su Su has said that the accomplice was Ye Lie. Staring at Su Su’s back, his eyes was burning, “Really worthy of Su’s daughter, I am tempted to… …”
“You better not touch her!” Sang Nuan’s crazy eyes had already faded with the exception of her indifferent appearance.
Ye Lie chuckled with smile, “Gee, how? Do you want her? Even if you also want to protect her, you will be unable. ‘Ah Nuan’.” ~ Ah Nuan~ That last syllable was said with a dilatory end tone, full of sarcasm.
Suddenly, a white powder headed towards Ye Lie’s face, Ye Lie’s dark eyes became gloomy and he held his breath and windswept, the powder was sprayed and he backed up a distance, only marginally avoiding the danger. Sang Nuan’s cold voice resound along, “Ah Nuan, to call me with those words is still not up to you to call. You’d better remember that, you and I are according to each need only.”
After Sang Nuan spoke, she no longer pay attention to him, turning around into the inner courtyard. Ye Lie humph, passing her, only has not stared at that already not to have the person’s shadow front door, a flick of sinister eyes, made a clear determination to win.
A Su family’s young lady, this is really a good harvest, great!
Xiaoshu, you will be mine.
End of the Chapter