Chapter 876: Luo Huo’er’s Maleficent Idea
“Your Majesty, I came here firstly to visit the Luo clan royal capital on invitation, and secondly to see Princess Purple Spirit. And as a matter of convenience, I will take the princess to the White Fox clan.” Bai Yueqing turned towards Luo Huo’er, his tone suddenly sounding even more pleasant.
The way he looked at Luo Huo’er made her feel uncomfortable all over. “What is this male seductive fox doing? Why are his eyes so salacious? It’s giving me goosebumps all over.”
And from Yi Yun’s side, he felt that the arrogant Bai Yueqing had now changed the way he looked at Luo Huo’er. It was tender, and like his mouth was filled with honey.
“Uh, is this person one of the White Fox princes that you previously mentioned… one that might fancy you?” Yi Yun asked with a voice transmission.
But from the looks of it, it was no longer a possibility, but a fact.
Luo Huo’er stared with widened eyes.
“That can’t be! That old witch, Empress Luo, has already found someone! Furthermore, it’s a male seductive fox! Just being around that fellow gives me goosebumps all over, alright!?”
Only then did Luo Huo’er come to a realization. Empress Luo must have ‘sold’ her. Allowing Crimson Firmament to marry Princess White Fox on one side, while on the other side, she was ‘sold’ to the White Fox clan. It was killing two birds with one stone!
Bai Yueqing had been invited by Empress Luo. He came here for her!
No wonder the moment that this person appeared, he gave Luo Huo’er a feeling that the way he looked at her was rather strange.
“Alright, This Princess still hasn’t even gone to the White Fox clan, and a candidate has already been chosen for her. The candidate has even been summoned here!”
“Huo’er.” At that moment, Empress Xuan spoke lightly, cutting Luo Huo’er, who was about to flare up, off.
She glanced at Luo Huo’er and gave her a nearly unnoticeable shake of her head.
Although Empress Xuan had stopped Luo Huo’er, she too was furious about this matter.
Empress Luo had taken the liberties to carry out her own plan so her son could inherit the throne and marry off her, Empress Xuan’s daughter, to the White Fox clan. There was disregard for her daughter’s thoughts, and she was using the entire Luo clan’s interests as ransom for her daughter.
This was truly an ingenious strategy!
Empress Xuan looked at Bai Yueqing. Despite her rage, she did not do anything that would appear demeaning to her bearing.
With the Luo clan facing the threat of the Fey Phantasm Sect, Bai Yueqing represented the White Fox clan. They were their reliable ally, so if their alliance were to break up because of this matter, regardless of how much Emperor Luo loved Luo Huo’er, he too would be incensed.
In that case, even if Luo Huo’er did not marry into the White Fox clan, she would be ineligible for the throne.
“Third Prince, you are so thoughtful.” Empress Xuan said lightly.
“Huo’er, the exchange between you and Princess White Fox has been approved by your father. You have to go for the White Fox clan’s trials. There’s no need for you to worry. You are our Luo clan’s princess, and one of the heirs to the throne. No matter how bold Bai Yueqing is, he would not dare to force you. If you don’t like him, just keep a distance away from him.” Empress Xuan transmitted her voice to Luo Huo’er.
The Luo clan’s status was equal to the White Fox clan’s. Both sides would not lose their decorum.
If Luo Huo’er were to go to the White Fox clan, she would be in the same situation as Princess White Fox. It was a similar exchange, which meant they were candidates as marriage partners. Prince Crimson Firmament was extremely polite to Princess White Fox. Even at Empress Luo’s banquet, they did not sit together, so Bai Yueqing would have to act in a similar manner.
However, with Luo Huo’er’s character, even if she knew this, she still felt extremely upset!
And at that moment, Bai Yueqing spoke again, “I’ve heard since a long time ago that Princess Purple Spirit is intelligent and is extremely talented. After the White Fox trials, This Prince wishes to invite Princess Purple Spirit to stay in the White Fox clan for a period of time. Princess Purple Spirit can also travel around the White Fox clan, and This Prince will accompany Princess Purple Spirit to introduce her to the customs of the land… ”
When Bai Yueqing said this, Luo Huo’er could no longer tolerate it any further. Throughout all his rambling, Luo Huo’er only understood one thing.
Other than the exchange, this male seductive fox actually wanted to keep her back to travel around the White Fox clan.
This traveling was apparently going to be used as an opportunity to saunter in front of her.
This person was someone forcefully arranged by Empress Luo to begin with. Furthermore, he was an effeminate male fox that was trying to cling to her. This incensed Luo Huo’er.
“I’m a princess of the Luo clan, it is downright improper to spend prolonged periods of time in foreign lands.” Luo Huo’er wrinkled her face as she refused.
“His Majesty Emperor Luo seems to be supportive of princes and princesses travelling the world so they could draw on more martial arts essence. Furthermore, the Luo clan and my White Fox clan has always enjoyed good relations. Your Highness, don’t you worry. If you want to learn any cultivation techniques of my White Fox clan, I can choose a batch of young elites from my White Fox clan to spar with Your Highness, so as to improve your strength… ”
Luo Huo’er was on her last straw. Did this male fox even know how to read between the lines!?
“In that case… ” Bai Yueqing’s smile began to vanish. He was not a fool, so he could obviously tell from Luo Huo’er’s reactions that he was disliked.
He was a proud person. His status was not one bit lower than Luo Huo’er’s. To repeatedly hit a wall, he obviously did not feel good about it.
In the White Fox clan, which woman did not scramble to gain his favor?
“From the looks of it, Your Highness does not think much of my White Fox’s mystic techniques and also looks down on my White Fox clan’s geniuses.”
Luo Huo’er grunted, but she did not speak a word. Indeed, she didn’t think highly of them.
“Why doesn’t Your Highness make a bet with This Prince?” Bai Yueqing suddenly asked. Luo Huo’er ignored him, but he continued speaking, “Regarding the upcoming trial… it’s not a boast on This Prince’s part, but there are many young talents amongst the White Fox clan’s younger generation. This Prince’s younger sister, Princess White Fox, is an obvious case that does not need mentioning. If Your Highness doesn’t think highly of my White Fox clan’s young talents, This Prince can get a number of them to give up on the White Fox trials and transfer them to participate in the Luo clan’s Luo Divine Hall trials. We can learn through an exchange!”
“Your Luo clan’s young geniuses can also come to my White Fox clan! Finally, we can compare the final results!”
“Princess Purple Spirit is obviously a wondrous genius and you would have dazzling results. However, This Prince’s sister, Princess White Fox, would not be inferior to Princess Purple Spirit.”
“As for the final outcome… This Prince believes that out of ten, our White Fox clan would take up at least six!”
Luo Huo’er stared with widened eyes, while Empress Xuan frowned slightly. They were obviously not pleased with the words that he said.
The Luo clan had never been inferior to the White Fox clan, be it the experts in the clan or the younger generation.
But now, Bai Yueqing had made a bold statement.
“If Your Highness doesn’t believe in it, why don’t you make a bet with This Prince? If what This Prince claims is validated, Your Highness can stay behind and travel around the White Fox clan. What does Your Highness think about this?”
Defeat me? Luo Huo’er’s almond-shaped eyes stared at him. This male fox spirit was beginning to act like a bushy-tailed wolf.
Luo Huo’er had to participate in the trials, but even with Luo Huo’er being included, Bai Yueqing predicted that the results would be six out of ten in his favor!
At that moment, Yi Yun’s voice transmission rang in Luo Huo’er’s ears. “Don’t fall for his goading. There is no need for you to take up the bet. If you lose, you end up staying in the White Fox clan, but there’s no benefit in winning… ”
Yi Yun frowned as he glanced at Bai Yueqing. Bai Yueqing definitely had something backing him for him to dare make such a bold claim. It could not have been thin air.
“Don’t worry Little Yun. This Princess isn’t stupid!”
Luo Huo’er’s words made Yi Yun nod his head secretly. However, the next sentence of hers made Yi Yun nearly spit whatever he had in his mouth out.
“Alright, I’ll bet with you.” Luo Huo’er said.
What the heck, Luo Huo’er? Didn’t she say she wasn’t stupid!? Yi Yun was rendered speechless.
A smile flashed on Bai Yueqing’s face before it disappeared. From his appearance, it looked as though he had everything under control. “Then it is agreed.”
“You haven’t said what will happen if you lose!”
“If I lose, This Prince will give Your Highness a gift that she won’t expect!” Bai Yueqing used a mysterious tone in his words.
However, Luo Huo’er felt like giving him a slap when she heard this. Who wants a gift from a male fox like you!?
Bai Yueqing probably noticed Luo Huo’er’s look of repulsiveness. He adjusted his body and he felt somewhat embarrassed. His gifts were something that numerous people yearned for, but she was repulsed at his offering of a gift.
“Princess Purple Spirit, other than gifts, whatever Your Highness wants, This Prince will also satisfy you, as long as the Luo clan wins.”
Bai Yueqing could only take a step back so as to make Luo Huo’er take up the bet.
Luo Huo’er said, “You will satisfy me with whatever? Alright. This Princess is a pragmatic person who loves Ancient Fey bones, especially supreme-grade Ancient Fey bones. Giving seven or eight hundred of them would do.”
What Luo Huo’er said nearly choked Bai Yueqing.
Bai Yueqing dryly coughed twice and sweat dripped on the back of his head. Seven or eight hundred Ancient Fey bones?
Yi Yun nearly burst out laughing when he heard this. Luo Huo’er was truly not someone to be messed with. He knew very well that his obtaining of an Ancient Fey bone back at the Mt. Azure Billow collective training had already caused Ran Yu, Luo Tian and company to covet it.
“This… ” Bai Yueqing looked somewhat embarrassed.
“If there are no Ancient Fey bones, This Princess isn’t interested!”
“Your Highness, you are truly making things difficult… ” Bai Yueqing felt that Luo Huo’er was just fooling with him. “Since you do not want This Prince’s gift, we can change the bet.”
“What’s there to change?” Luo Huo’er rolled her eyes. Other than Ancient Fey bones, there was nothing she was interested in. But on second thought, she suddenly had an idea as she cast a strange look at Yi Yun.
For some reason, Yi Yun felt his heart skip, as though he had an extreme sense of foreboding.
Luo Huo’er cleared her throat as she said slowly, “Let’s do it this way. Since you use This Princess as a bet, let’s pull Princess White Fox in as well. She will be participating in the Luo Divine Hall trials, while I’ll be participating in the White Fox trials. It will be a fair bet, isn’t it?”
“Oh? I wonder how Princess Purple Spirit plans on betting?” Bai Yueqing asked with a smile.
“If Princess White Fox fails to obtain first place, then she will have to stay in the Luo clan while traveling around it.” Luo Huo’er answered.
“That’s not a problem.” Bai Yueqing immediately agreed. What sort of bet was this? Ignoring the upcoming Luo Divine Hall trials, Bai Yueqing believed that it was certain that the White Fox clan would emerge victorious. Even if the White Fox clan lost, leaving Xue’er behind in the Luo clan was fine. It would allow more interactions with Prince Crimson Firmament.
“Then it is agreed upon. When the time comes, Yi Yun will accompany her on her travels.”
Luo Huo’er turned her head at Yi Yun and said with a grin. “This mission will be entasked to you. Don’t disappoint me!”
As Luo Huo’er said this, she winked at Yi Yun. Yi Yun had a bitter look on his face. This darn girl. She had indeed made her plans revolving around him.
How maleficent was she to think of such a bet!?