“Sigh…” The empress sighed deeply and looked at her daughter . Suddenly, a feeling of heartfelt powerlessness rose in her heart . Are we going to have the same fate? Is she even more unfortunate than me? I still have Han’s attachment; I have at least loved, but Meng has always been in an one-sided love . Poor girl…
Murong Xiu Xiu quietly pondered for a long time, slowly stood up, and looked at her daughter with great love . Then, she paced back and forth several times . Suddenly, her eyes burst out with indescribable fierceness and craze . From the side, the empress’ gentle and beautiful face, which was supposed to be dignified, showed a speck of menace!
My entire life was ruined by that man! How can I witness my daughter’s being ruined by him as well? She’s my only daughter and all of my efforts have been for her! The empress thought silently . Her eyes were filled with a tragic craze . I have to do something for my daughter . My duties as a mother will be fulfilled even if it’s not successful!
She was so moved that she gasped violently . It sounded like tearing her throat apart . She sounded so hysterical!
“Mother?” Princess Ling Meng looked up with concern .
“I’m fine! Really!” The empress lowered her head, lest her daughter saw the anger in her eyes . She only waved her hand slowly and said, “Don’t worry too much . It’s already late, go rest . ”
Watching her dismal daughter walk out obediently and disappearing from her sight, the empress felt heartbroken . She bit her teeth and finally made up her mind . She stood up, refused the service from the maid, put on her overcoat herself, and suddenly said coldly, “Call for the carriage, I want to leave the palace and go to the Jun Family!”
“Your highness, it’s now… midnight…” The maidservant looked at her anxiously .
“Did you not hear what I say?” The empress stared and said loudly . It was the first time she spoke so fiercely ever since she entered the palace .
“Yes, I am going right away . ” The maidservant almost collapsed to the ground in fear . She quickly made her way out .
The empress laughed at herself and listened to the sound of footsteps outside . Suddenly she tightened her collar and went out without hesitation . As she stepped out of the palace door, a shadow flashed like a phantom from the darkness and followed her step-by-step, like her own shadow .
“Ah Jiu, where are the new guards who lately came on duty now?” The empress asked in a tone of indifference before she stepped onto the carriage .
“I heard that they don’t have any duty . They were all in the guard’s camp and acted as a self-organized brigade . All of them were arrogant and strong . I haven’t seen them do anything on weekdays, and they didn’t make a fuss recently…” The shadow like Ah Jiu thought about it and gave a careful answer .
“Erm, they only stopped messing around half a month ago right?” The empress asked calmly . Her eyes showed a strong sarcasm . Half a month ago was when Jun Mo Xie returned .
“Yes, ever since then, they stayed in camp and never left . Not a single one of them,” answered Ah Jiu carefully . He did not dare to look at the empress because he could hear the gloominess and blood-thirst in her tone .
“The shocking case before the Ye family was executed; were the culprits from the Blood Sword Hall?” The empress asked with a low voice .
“Yes… but this is an open secret among the bigger families in the city,” Ah Jiu answered in surprise, only to find that the empress had already mounted a carriage .
It was past midnight and the freezing breeze blew . There was no starlight or bright moon . The wheels of the carriage rolled with sound as it made its way out of the palace .
“What? The empress is going to the Jun Family now?” The emperor frowned and his face was gloomy and scary . He had been drunk with his head hanging there weakly, but his gaze became as sharp as that of an eagle when he heard the news!
Fierce and cruel!
“Yes . ” The guard knelt on the floor and didn’t dare to raise his head .
“Ok, go . ” The emperor leaned back and closed his eyes feeling tired . He massaged his own forehead and the sense of ruthlessness grew as his breathing became more rapid . He murmured, “Why the Jun Family now? Why?”
He looked more anxious the more he thought about it . A hysterical expression then emerged . He hollered with a low voice, “Why are you going there now? Are you trying to betray me? Murong Xiu Xiu, I have tolerated you for so long! So long!”
He yelled and his eyes reddened from the alcohol . His face was full of menace . He suddenly said, “Call Mr . Wen!”
“Brother Wen, I want you do something for me please!” Just as the elegant and nonchalant looking Mr . Wen entered with a smile, the emperor made a blunt request .
“You are flattering me . What’s the matter? And, I also have to notify you of something today, your majesty . ” Mr . Wen looked at him with a smile .
“You also have something to announce? Please say first!” The emperor was smiling, but muscles on his majestic face were obviously twitching in anger as his beard moved with it . There was a strong killing intent .
“I will be leaving the Tian Xiang Imperial Palace and returning to the Supreme Golden City the day after tomorrow! It’s not only me, all men positioned in palaces across the Xuan Xuan Continent were called back! From then on, we will not interfere with any secular business anymore!” Mr . Wen said with a smile .
“What? Why…” The emperor immediately stood up and looked at the man in front of him in disbelief .
“I am sorry, but it’s true!” Mr . Wen put on a more serious face .
The indifferent words shattered the last trace of hope of the emperor .
“Why the sudden decision? Please tell me directly!” The emperor asked with a deep voice as he sat back down with a bitter face .
“I don’t know either . This is the decision from the highest ranks of the Golden City, we don’t have a choice either . ” Mr . Wen stared at the man before him . “Your Majesty, do… take care . ”
“Hehe… take care… what can I even take care of anymore…” The emperor laughed . His face was full of loneliness . He shook his head slowly and said with a low voice, “During this period of time, I managed the country conscientiously day and night to deal with official business . It was even more tiring than the previous years combined . Haha, I really don’t have much time left . Naturally, I need to settle everything so that I can pass everything down to the crowned prince . I’ll have tea with Jun Wu Hui afterward . Right or wrong? That’s ridiculous! Ha-ha, ha-ha…”
He was laughing, but it was full of misery .
“Crowned prince?” Mr . Wen frowned .
“You are leaving . I shall chose the crowned prince today . It should just be the eldest prince . ” The emperor sighed and his eyes showed his helplessness . “He is better among the three… the other two are too… useless!”
“Your majesty, are you worried about Jun Mo Xie seeking revenge?” Mr . Wen asked .
“You think… he won’t avenge his father? He won’t discover the truth?” The emperor asked back .
“Paper can never contain fire . As for who he is today, does he still need evidence or truth?” Mr . Wen smiled but said grimly .
“Brother Wen, perhaps we won’t meet ever again after this parting . ” The emperor’s words showed extreme desolation . He turned to look at the darkness outside before saying slowly . “We have been sworn brothers for so many years . You are leaving, and I am really not willing . ”
Mr . Wen took to the silence for a while before saying after a long sigh . “I don’t wish to either… For all these years, you did not treat me like your subordinate . I have received so much, but I can’t pay you back . ”
“Brother Wen, I want you to help me do something . ” The emperor suddenly raised his head, and his eyes revealed his madness and murderous intentions . “Please, just make it a parting present for me!”
“Please say, Your Majesty! I have stayed in the Palace for so many years and I feel uneasy for not contributing much . If I can help Your Majesty do anything, I will feel much better . ” Mr . Wen said firmly after a pause .
“The empress just left for the Jun Family!” The emperor sounded hoarse . It was mixed with deep grief and helplessness . “She was having a cold war with me recently . She sees me like a foe! I have tolerated her for 18 years! And now, she still goes to the Jun Family at this time of the day!”
Yang Huai Yu, the monarch of Tian Xiang Empire, suddenly spoke like a wounded beast, howling in a low voice . His face was twisted to the extreme and full of malevolence . He clenched both hands tightly .
“Eighteen years! I tolerated her, I loved her, I went crazy over her, and I cannot get her heart at all! She is like an empty casing! From the beginning to the end, I, an emperor, cannot match Ye Gu Han, that disloyal bastard!”
The emperor snarled and grabbed the wine cup . But it was empty . He threw it aside irritably and raised the whole wine jug, pouring it straight into his mouth .