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“Yes, my dear general…?”
“Your Majesty, I feel that Ruoxue is not a match for the seventh prince, so I hope you will agree to cancel the engagement. I wish the seventh prince a happy marriage with Miss Xu,” Leng Qingtian interrupted the emperor, not giving him a chance to finish speaking.
The emperor was stunned. He thought he misheard.?How can I let Leng Qingtian cancel the engagement? Although Ruoxue is a simpleton, the engagement is too important for Yu’er.
“My dear general, the engagement was bestowed by the previous emperor,” the emperor reminded him.
“Your Majesty, I am sure you still remember what the late emperor promised me when he proposed the engagement!” Leng Qingtian looked seriously into the emperor’s eyes.
“My dear general, have you decided?” There was nothing the emperor could do. He didn’t want to cancel the engagement. After all, it was in Yu’er greatest interest. Unfortunately, Yu’er did not understand.
“Yes, I have decided.” Leng Qingtian took out the engagement token from his storage ring and handed it to the eunuch. The emperor took the token and instructed the eunuch to fetch the one he had to return.
Emperor Li Xun went to a side hall after Leng Qingtian left. It was in the most inconspicuous corner of the imperial palace with absolutely no grandeur. But this place was the most restricted place in the entire palace because a very important person was living here.
An old man in plain cotton clothing who was watering his flowers and plants raised his head. His wrinkled face frowned in displeasure.
“What are you doing here? Didn’t I tell you not to disturb me if there’s nothing important?” the old man scolded. He was getting more and more disappointed with his descendants. None of them were capable.
“What’s wrong?” The old man continued to fiddle with his flowers and plants.
“Leng Qingtian just came.” Emperor Li Xun’s face was somewhat tense.
“I told him what you told me to tell him.”
“Then what’s the problem?” The old man didn’t even bother to raise his head.
“He proposed to cancel the engagement,” the emperor said carefully.
“You agreed?” The old man finally raised his head and looked straight at Li Xun with his turbid eyes.
“I can’t disagree. My imperial father promised him that he could cancel the engagement at any time if he was not happy with it.” The engagement was only an expedient political move for him to secure the throne. It was because it was only a temporary engagement that Leng Qingtian had agreed.
“Ahh, fine! Fine!” The old man sighed and continued fiddling with his flowers and plants.
“Your Majesty, General Leng has emptied the warehouse of the imperial pharmacy!” Just as Emperor Li Xun returned to his resting palace, the eunuch who had led Leng Qingtian ran over in a panic.
“What? Say it again?” The emperor thought he had heard wrong.
“Your Majesty, General Leng has emptied the warehouse of the imperial pharmacy!” The young eunuch knelt on the floor, trembling. He knew he was in big trouble this time. The emperor was notoriously stingy, and General Leng had caused heavy losses to the emperor this time. There were a lot of herbs in the imperial pharmacy and even some extremely precious ones. The emperor likely didn’t care too much about the common herbs, but the precious ones that were hard to find…
“Y-you… why didn’t you stop him!” The emperor’s face turned green with fury.
“T-this servant c-couldn’t stop him. General Leng took out more than ten storage rings at once. Before this servant had time to react, he already stored everything into the rings.” The young eunuch wailed.
“Useless! All useless. Guards, drag him out!” the emperor angrily ordered the guards.
“Your Majesty, please calm down! Your health is more important!” Eunuch Liu, the chief eunuch standing at the side, cautiously persuaded the emperor to calm down. Serving the emperor was like serving a tiger. Even though he was a trusted aide of the emperor, he still had to be careful in this situation.
“Leng Qingtian! Outrageous!” The emperor gritted his teeth, his handsome face distorting in anger.
“Your Majesty, please calm down. This servant is sure that Leng Qingtian came prepared. Your Majesty was unprepared,” Eunuch Liu said, implying that Leng Qingtian had planned this long ago to scheme against the emperor.
“Eunuch Liu, do you have any plan to save some face for me?” The emperor looked expectantly at his favorite eunuch.
“Your Majesty, this servant thinks we need a long-term plan. But losing some money and items in exchange for the general no longer investigating the seventh prince and Miss Xu should already be the best result.” Eunuch Liu analyzed for the emperor. He knew that the emperor loved the seventh prince the most and was afraid that the general would not let go of the matter of his granddaughter being injured.
The emperor thought for a moment. “Hmm, what you said is very reasonable. Come, arrange the carriage to go to Fragrance Palace.”
“Thunder Night, we gained a lot today!” Leng Qingtian cheerful shared telepathically with his spirit beast. His spirit beast was a level nine holy beast, a flying thunder leopard. It had the dual attributes of lightning and wind, and it was adept at flying. Not only was it very fast, but it was also one of the best holy beasts at attacking.
Thunder Night was introverted, and it just nodded its huge head in response to its master.
“I just realized today how enjoyable looting is. If there’s another chance in the future, we shall do it together!” Leng Qingtian laughed arrogantly in his head.
In the spirit beast space, the giant black leopard was at a loss for words.?Master has taken a liking to this kind of trickery, and he even wants me to join him! But I am a good, law-abiding beast… Hmmm, it must be Miss. She influenced Master. After all, Master has always been very upright, and it was all her idea this time! Ah, she’s really formidable. No one should ever provoke her.
“Miss, why did you get us to dress up like this?” Cui Zhu looked at her unfamiliar self in the mirror, feeling very puzzled. There was a girl too ordinary who could blend into any crowd.
“Are there a lot of people who know you in Phoenix City?” Leng Ruoxue threw a question back instead while her beautiful eyes scanned back and forth between the two other girls. She was satisfied with her masterpiece.
“Of course. Everyone in Phoenix City knows that Sister Lü Tao and I are from the general’s mansion!” Cui Zhu answered. They had to reveal their identities so that no one dared to bully the young miss.
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