A really big power move of fix it with NHS would be NHS staring at NMJ around the first or second time NMJ yells at JGY and just bawls “Is Da-ge going to hate me if I do something wrong trying to make him happy???”
Mingjue is, understandably, panicked and trying to soothe him because “no, Huaisang, Didi no I would never hate you.”
“But-but you hate Meng Yao, for not doing what you want! He’s trying to be good for his dad and what if?? I try to do what you want and do something wrong??
“What no it’s different-“
“Do you hate me too? I’ll do better, Da-ge promise me you won’t hate me for not being you. San-ge is trying, if you can hate him why don’t you hate me? I don’t want you to hate me!”
“I could never-“
“How can you hate your brother but not me?? Im the worst little brother ever but I won’t be able to take it if you hate me! Da-Ge please!”
It goes on for nearly an hour before Mingjue finally agrees to hear JGY out in order to get Huaisang to stop crying. Huaisang waits for him to return and then starts crying on his shoulder, half pulls off JGY’s hat and robes and reveals the multitude of bruises all over him from Madam Jin. Then proceeds to sob even louder because
“DA-GE! MENG YAO IS HURT! Why are they hurting him? How could you be so mean when he’s hurting 😫😫”
NMJ doesn’t get two seconds to even think about the fact that maybe JGY is manipulating him or NHS because he’s very clearly trying to cover himself up and NHS has been so emotional for the past month when one of his birds died and hasn’t left his room except to eat and cry on NMJ’s shoulder over the damn thing. Also he has to physically remove a suddenly very strong and attached NHS so JGY can,, put his robes back on
Without the pressure of NMJ trying to kill him, JGY is able to hold off on JGS’s orders and NHS manages to pull him over to the “good side” by begging NMJ to write a letter to Jin Zixuan and ask him to protect JGY or else NHS is going himself (Mingjue orders him not to go but he knows he will so he writes the damn letter)
Somehow JGS still ends up murdered (it was Yanli) and everyone suspects it’s one of his mistresses (it was Yanli) or Jin Guangyao himself but a very angry Yanli comes to his defense because he was watching Jin Ling all week with Jiang Cheng at Lotus pier because she’s been sick. How dare they imply that her didi could do such a thing or that Lotus Pier can’t keep an eye on a single person?!!!
(NHS didn’t even plan Yanli murdering JGS, JGS just made the wrong comment about her and about Zixuan sleeping around and she snapped, the one time she used hers mothers blood and it was to poison JGS, no regrets)