Even Xuan Tian Hua Can Get Angry
Hearing her say that his Majesty wanted to see it, was equivalent to announcing the Emperor’s decision to Feng Jin Yuan.
Feng Jin Yuan squinted his eyes and looked at Feng Yu Heng, hoping to find a sliver of truth from her eyes. Unfortunately, he was not successful.
“The political parties of the court have been formed for a long time. Do you believe that you can change the factions with just some small tricks?” He angrily scolded Feng Yu Heng, “You have truly underestimated the court.”
Feng Yu Heng laughed, “Since there was no effect on the factions in the court, why has father angrily come to speak with A-Heng about such things? You can just sit back and relax, as you wait for the factions to return to normal.”
“You” The core of what Feng Jin Yuan said had been hit, and he was unable to say anything for a while.
He had been neutral for many years. When he finally decided to join the third prince’s faction, they expected a large number of opponents. There would be those that were out in the open and others who were covert, but no matter how much they planned, they did not plan for Feng Yu Heng. Feng Jin Yuan turned his gaze over towards Xuan Tian Ye, and he was looking back at him. A pair of angry eyes were like a pair of angry dragons, ready to breathe fire at any given time or place, so long as they opened their mouths, they could burn him to ash.
He suddenly stood up and stormed off.
Feng Yu Heng raised the fruit in her hand towards Xuan Tian Ye and gestured cheers. Curling her lips into an evil smile, she then picked up a plate of fruit and handed it to a palace maid at her side: “Bring this plate of fruit to my father. I just saw him take a look at it, so he should quite like them.”
The palace maid did not know the inside story and agreed with a smile. Receiving the plate, she went to find Feng Jin Yuan.
Feng Jin Yuan did not think that a palace maid would send him fruit. At first, he froze before seeing hearing the palace maid say a few words. He then looked towards Feng Yu Heng and saw that daughter of his giving him a playful smile. Like this, she looked like a young girl playing with her father and looked very cute.
Feng Jin Yuan was momentarily at a loss. It was as though he had seen the Feng Yu Heng from her childhood. At that time, this daughter was able to reveal such an innocent expression, and she would later secretly escape from her wetnurse and maidservants then run over to dive into his waist. But at that time, his position within the court was not stable. He was so busy that he even lost track of which way was North. Although he liked this daughter very much, he never had any thoughts of becoming too close.
After that, the older this daughter grew, the colder she became, as she gradually became quite distant.
Even further after that, the incident with the Yao family occurred, and this daughter left and returned to the capital. Now, she had this appearance.
Seeing Feng Yu Heng send someone to deliver fruit, Feng Jin Yuan’s mind was a mess. The face he had was much milder when he looked over once again.
The exchange between this father and daughter was clearly seen by the third prince, Xuan Tian Ye. For a while, the anger in his eyes became even more apparent.
Feng Yu Heng patted Xiang Rong and said to her: “It’s too stuffy in the hall. I’m going out to get some air. When Zi Rui returns in a bit, watch over him. Don’t let him run around anymore.”
Xiang Rong nodded, “Then second sister, be careful and come back quickly.”
“Sure.” Feng Yu Heng stood up and said to Huang Quan: “Stay here. I will go on my own.”
Huang Quan was a bit worried, “Young miss, the imperial palace is different from the Yuan Palace. Ban Zou cannot enter.”
She still remembered the birthday banquet for Xuan Fei Yu that took place in Yuan Palace. Feng Yu Heng had also gone for a walk in the yard outside and chatted with the third prince on her own. At that time, she was not worried because she knew that Ban Zou was hidden away somewhere. Today, however, was different. Ban Zou was not able to enter the imperial palace. If something were to happen to Feng Yu Heng, even ten thousand deaths would be enough to escape punishment!
“It’s fine. I won’t be going far. I will just be standing outside at the entrance for a while. With people coming and going, who can do anything to me.”
“Then… young miss absolutely must not wander off.”
Feng Yu Heng finally left Fei Cui Hall after Huang Quan’s repeated warnings. Seemingly mindlessly, she began strolling around in the square near the hall.
The conversation between her and Feng Jin Yuan should have acted as a provocation for a certain someone. Now that she had come out for air, she trusted that another person would very quickly come out.
As she expected, not long after she went out, the third prince, Xuan Tian Ye, also left the hall. She stopped, and Xuan Tian Ye very quickly arrived in front of her.
“Third brother is really fast.”
“Younger sister is smart.”
“Third brother is mistaken in his praise.”
“Speak! What exactly are you thinking of doing?”
Feng Yu Heng smiled. The always steady third prince was finally unable to continue enduring?
“A-Heng does not understand what third brother means.” She looked straight at him, natural and at ease. She did not have any trace of the shyness expected from a girl. The pupils of her eyes were clear and transparent. Nobody was capable of imagining what sort of abnormal thoughts people with this type of eyes had.
But Xuan Tian Ye understood. The Feng family’s daughter had a great wisdom hidden deep inside.
“Feng Yu Heng.” He carefully lowered his voice and squeezed out her name through his teeth and lips, “Who exactly are you working for?”
Feng Yu Heng was puzzled, “Who am I working for? I didn’t do it for anyone?”
“Stop playing stupid with me!”
“Hehe.” She laughed, “Third brother, you already looked very imposing. Now that you look angry, you look even scarier!” Although she said that he looked scary, she still had a smile on her face, “A-Heng is just a girl. What is third brother going to do?”
Xuan Tian Ye felt that he could no longer hold in the anger. If he did not vent it soon, he would suffer internal injuries! This act put on by Feng Yu Heng and Xuan Tian Ming had forced him to helplessly retreat the troops that he had sent to the Northern border. It had also swept away a large portion of the support that he had gained in the court, among them were scholars that he had developed over many years. Most importantly, there was a person named Ke An, and this person had provided the large army that he was raising on the outside with so much food that he had to show some courtesy; however, with the eldest prince’s sudden rise in power, Ke An suddenly disappeared.
He looked at Feng Yu Heng and felt that her eyes were extremely annoying. He really wanted to reach out and gouge them out, but when he raised his hand, he changed his mind and went to grab at her neck!
Before Xuan Tian Ye raised his hand, Feng Yu Heng noticed. She was able to dodge it, but she chose not to move and allowed herself to be choked by Xuan Tian Ye, but she was almost unable to breathe.
But she still had a smile on her face and her gaze remained the same. She even said: “Third brother is being excessive. Quickly let go.” But he squeezed tighter and tighter until her face was completely red. Just as she was about to strike back, the sound of footsteps came from behind. Feng Yu Heng, who was about to strike back, put her slightly raised hand back down.
The footsteps behind her became more and more frantic, and by the end, it was basically a sprint. She saw a pair of hands wearing white jade rings suddenly grab Xuan Tian Ye’s wrist. Grabbing tightly, the strength was not something that Xuan Tian Ye could endure, and he subconsciously let go of her neck.
“Third brother! Bullying a girl, what sort of man are you?”
Feng Yu Heng recognized this voice. It was the seventh prince, Xuan Tian Hua.
She slightly furrowed her eyebrows and was a little confused.
Just now, she had originally believed the footsteps to be someone who was passing by or that is was Huang Quan, who had come out to look for her. The reason she did not defend was that she had wanted an outsider to see the third prince lose control of himself. Only after the footsteps became frantic did she realize something was wrong. The person who had come was clearly an expert, and their martial arts skills were superior to Xuan Tian Ye’s. Not only this, he did not fear getting into a direct conflict with Xuan Tian Ye.
Now that she thought about it, the one walking could not be Xuan Tian Ming, whose legs have yet to completely heal, so it could only be Xuan Tian Hua.
“Is anything wrong?” Xuan Tian Hua turned to ask her, as his voice returned to its usual calmness. It was completely different from the one that he had used with Xuan Tian Ye.
Feng Yu Heng shook her head and cleared her throat twice then said: “I’m fine.”
Only then did Xuan Tian Hua look towards the third prince, whose wrist he was still holding. The third prince tried a few times to pull his wrist out, but he could not succeed, and angrily shouted: “Seventh brother!”
Xuan Tian Hua suddenly pushed it away and instantly pushed the third prince quite a distance, “Bullying a girl, third brother really has great skill!”
“Good! You are really good!” Xuan Tian Ye had been humiliated, and his entire face was bright red. There was no benefit in staying any longer, thus he flicked his sleeve, glared at them then returned to Fei Cui Hall in large strides.
Feng Yu Heng’s neck truly did hurt a little from being strangled. She reached up to massage it and helplessly muttered: “His hands really are strong. Is it not plenty for killing people to silence them?”
She never thought that Xuan Tian Hua would use a reprimanding tone and say to her: “You know that he wants to kill you to silence you, yet you still go to provoke him? I turn my back for a moment, and you ran outside. You didn’t even bring a servant with you. Feng Yu Heng, do you really know how dangerous that was?”
Feng Yu Heng was stunned, as she blankly stared at the furious Xuan Tian Hua. This was the first time that she had seen this usually gentle person get angry, and he was angry at her. This… “too rare!”
“What did you say?” Seeing that Feng Yu Heng had randomly said something with no beginning or end, Xuan Tian Hua was extremely helpless. “I am asking you, do you know how dangerous the earlier situation was?” Once he said this, he returned to his usual appearance, calm and refined like a deity. But the worry in his eyes could no longer be concealed, as it gradually became a knot in his heart.
“Seventh brother.” Her attitude finally became serious, but she was like a child that had done something wrong. With her head lowered and hands in front of her, she fiddled with her fingers. “I know I was wrong.”
“You…” He never thought that she would directly admit her mistakes. Xuan Tian Hua was momentarily stunned but immediately let out a long sigh. “Ming’er still has not come over, so I will need to… keep an eye on you for him.”
“What exactly happened to seventh brother?” She was truly unable to endure and voiced her concern, “I saw that you seemed to be feeling down at Winter Moon Palace. Can you tell me?”
Xuan Tian Hua shook his head, “You overthought it. Seventh brother is fine.” He raised his hand and gently patted her shoulder, “Remember, you are a girl. Some things that should be done by men should be left for men to do. At your current age, you should happily enjoy your life. This matter will bring about a sense of accomplishment for people, but seventh brother would rather see you smile because you received a set of beautiful clothes, rather than because you are part of an endless battle. Either way… you and Ming’er must live happily.” He raised his head and looked around the wide square. Because the start of the banquet was approaching, more and more people were beginning to pass by this area. “There are more people out here now. If you want to get some more air out here, that’s fine. Seventh brother will be going back.” After saying this, he turned and left without looking back.
Feng Yu Heng was almost completely dazed. Xuan Tian Hua’s words had a second meaning. There was definitely a second meaning. Why did these words sound like a confession? Had she overthought it?
The more she thought, the more she felt that something was off. Looking at the figure that had walked far away, Feng Yu Heng suddenly wanted to give chase, but she suddenly heard a voice call out from behind “Heng Heng!”