Life and Death, Enemies Directly in Front
Feng Yu Heng was extremely shocked and suddenly turned around, reaching out with her small hands to capture them.
But just as she extended her arm, she immediately stopped. She then blankly stared at the person in front of her and said: “Seventh brother.” She then asked: “Why are you here?”
The person that had come was indeed the seventh prince, Xuan Tian Hua, as he raised his index finger and brought it to his lips, gesturing for her to keep quiet. He pulled her over to a small path to the side. After turning left and right countless times, they finally stopped. He pointed forward and quietly said: “Go in from here. Follow the small path and you will find a rockery. That rockery is hollow, and third brother’s secret room is inside. The person you are looking for is most likely in there.”
Feng Yu Heng was still curious, “Seventh brother, why would you be here?”
Xuan Tian Hua helplessly said: “Your hidden guard lost track of you. He did not dare look for Ming’er, so he came to me.”
Feng Yu Heng facepalmed. That damn Ban Zou.
“Then when… when did you find me?” He should not have seen her suddenly appearing, right?
“The moment I called you was the moment I found you.” Xuan Tian Hua slightly raised the corner of his lips as he spoke to her: “I don’t recommend going in. That rockery has plenty of mechanisms, and there are people guarding it on the outside. Even if you suppress the guards, as soon as you press the mechanism to open the door, the people inside will immediately find out. Aside from that door, there is no other entrance.”
Feng Yu Heng furrowed her brow and pondered for a long time before asking: “What about inside? Will there be people guarding the inside?”
Xuan Tian Hua said: “There are no people inside. Third brother never keeps people inside his secret room.”
“That’s good.” She nodded then looked at Xuan Tian Hua: “Seventh brother, do you believe in me?”
He was startled then asked: “You want to go in on your own?”
“Yes.” Feng Yu Heng was extremely resolute, “If seventh brother is not at ease, just wait for me here. When I have finished my business, I will come back here to meet up with you.”
Xuan Tian Hua shook his head, “That’s no good.”
Feng Yu Heng was a little anxious. A great deal of time had passed. If she did not go in now, she feared that they would be coming out after finishing their discussion. Would she not have wasted her time in coming here.
While she was thinking, she came up with an idea and suddenly pointed forward, saying: “Look.”
Xuan Tian Hua subconsciously turned his head, but the instant he turned his head, he felt regret. He reached out to grab Feng Yu Heng, but she still managed to escape his grasp. Quickly turning back around, the girl in front of him had already disappeared.
He knew that Feng Yu Heng knew martial arts; however, he did not know that her qinggong would be good enough to cause Ban Zou to lose track of her. He had even had her in front of him, yet it was still the same result.
Xuan Tian Hua could not help but begin to worry. At the same time, he increased his pace and rushed along the small path.
Unfortunately, he had put forth his best effort to find her, yet he was still unable to find any trace of Feng Yu Heng.
But at this time, Feng Yu Heng had made use of her space to enter the rockery. She would enter her space practically every other step. Moving forward a little bit at a time, she did not dare make a single sound. In fact, she did not even dare breathe. On her 23rd step, she finally heard sound coming from inside.
“He is the current prime minister. Although he has no martial ability, he is the model for all civil servants. Although all scholars respect Yun Lu Academy the most, how many are able to enter Yun Lu Academy? Of the remaining people, however, the majority respect Feng Jin Yuan. During the imperial examination this Spring, more than half of the students will be attributed to him. Tell me, is Feng Jin Yuan important to this prince or not?”
At this time, Xuan Tian Ye’s voice was somber and quiet. Immediately following this, a woman’s voice spoke up: “This one has already married into the Feng family and will naturally ensure that he continues to support you. But would your Highness not forget the promise to Qian Zhou.”
“Eldest princess, do not worry. When the day comes that I, Xuan Tian Ye, ascend to the Emperor’s throne, I will definitely give the three northern-most provinces to Qian Zhou.”
“Good!” Kang Yi’s voice clearly became a little emotional, but she very quickly began to cause a fuss once more, “But I never thought that your Da Shun would have someone as unreasonable as Prince Yu! This time, he extorted me of five million taels of gold. If this were Qian Zhou, This one would definitely ask for his head!”
“Hmph!” Xuan Tian Ye snorted coldly, “Isn’t his temper the result of father Emperor spoiling him! But speaking of, it’s also because your Qian Zhou was incompetent. At that time, this prince used a great deal of time to inquire about his army’s situation, and I expended a great deal of energy to have him sent to the Northwest. But your Qian Zhou’s divine archery group only took care of his legs and face. His life is perfectly intact.”
Kang Yi was a little annoyed: “The enemy was extremely slippery, and that place was Da Shun’s territory. Qian Zhou’s divine archery group had to move in secret. They could not flourish as well as they could in Qian Zhou. Not to mention entering the Northwest, if it were not for Feng Jin Yuan secretly helping and providing documents, perhaps we would not have even been able to enter Da Shun. But speaking about it, it really is a pity. If that Prince Yu really died in the Northwest, there would not have been so many problems. If Prince Yu had no power, that county princess Ji An would also have no support. In such a large capital, wouldn’t Prince Xiang be the one with the most influence.”
Feng Yu Heng did not have the heart to continue listening. Just a few words were enough to cause her blood to boil. An anger welled up in her chest, as it surged like a stormy sea and caused her to feel a little dizzy.
She had already suspected that Xuan Tian Ming being trapped in the mountains of the Northwest was the result of a traitor, and Feng Jin Yuan going to the North to relieve the disaster was aided by the enemy, but those were just guesses. But she never thought that she would clearly hear confirmation of it on this day.
Her hand had already entered her space and pulled out an anesthetic needle; however, when she thought once more, she made use of the last of her reasoning.
If she rushed in to kill Xuan Tian Ye and Kang Yi, she trusted that she could do it, but what would happen after their deaths? Suddenly, a prince and the eldest princess of Qian Zhou would have died without any rhyme or reason. Qian Zhou would definitely become unhappy.
Of the four smaller countries, Qian Zhou and Gu Shu were the biggest problems because one was extremely cold and one was extremely hot. The generals of Da Shun lacked experience in leading battles in such situations. If the enemy truly became unhappy, Da Shun’s three northern-most provinces would be hard to protect. Moreover, her Divine Intent army had not finished its training. At present, the divine archery group of Qian Zhou was a non-trivial threat to Da Shun.
Thinking like this, Feng Yu Heng put down the needle that she held in her hand. Doing her best to calm herself down, she began to backpedal. When she finally left the suffocating cave, she happened to appear behind Xuan Tian Hua.
Xuan Tian Hua managed to feel someone moving behind him almost instantly. Quickly turning around, he immediately saw Feng Yu Heng with a pale complexion, gritting her teeth. Having been given a fright, he reached out and supported her, quietly asking: “What happened? Why is your complexion so poor?” While saying this, he looked to the back and did not notice any movement. “Heng Heng!”
“Seventh brother.” She finally spoke, but her voice was very weary, “Send me home.”
Xuan Tian Hua furrowed his brow and wanted to speak up once more, but the words that reached his lips could not be spoken, instead, changing to: “Alright, seventh brother will send you home.”
Feng Yu Heng did not even know how she left the manor. She only knew that Xuan Tian Hua held her tightly the entire time. Hurriedly rushing along with the use of qinggong, they flipped over a wall. When they finally touched down, they had reached the wall of a courtyard not too far from the main entrance of the Xiang Palace.
She suddenly regained her senses and grabbed Xuan Tian Hua’s sleeve, saying: “Seventh brother, wait a moment.” After saying this, she reached into her sleeve, and after a short while, she actually pulled out a few fireballs.
Xuan Tian Hua could not understand how the fireballs were formed, but he could smell an odd scent. He then saw Feng Yu Heng throw them into the Xiang Palace. Only after throwing ten did she grab his sleeve and say: “Let’s go!”
The two basically fled back to the county princess’ manor. Although Xuan Tian Hua felt that this behavior was too bold, when he saw Feng Yu Heng finally reveal a smile after setting fire to the Xiang Palace, he felt that this fire was very worthwhile.
He did not know when it started, but as long as he saw this girl smile, he felt satisfied.
Xuan Tian Hua only left after personally seeing Feng Yu Heng enter the county princess’ manor; however, he did not know that after that girl entered the county princess’ manor, she immediately turned and went to the small entrance to Liu courtyard.
Nobody knew that the hatred in Feng Yu Heng’s heart burned along with the Xiang Palace!
It turned out that there were two enemies living in the Feng manor!
A ghostly figure floated into Yu Lan courtyard then floated to the bed where Feng Jin Yuan and Han shi lay. Shifting the curtain, a hand rushed to place a chokehold on Feng Jin Yuan’s neck.
However, this hand stopped an inch from its target.
The court’s prime minister and the model for all officials, the Emperor had his own reasons for not doing anything despite knowing of his collaboration with Xuan Tian Ye. Feng Jin Yuan had been a part of the court for 20 years. If she strangled him to death because she had lost her calm, even the Emperor would not pardon her nonsense.
Feng Yu Heng repeated to herself that she must calm down. After a long time, she finally pulled her hand back.
Feng Jin Yuan could not be killed. Kang Yi could not be killed. Xuan Tian Ye also could not be killed. She clearly knew who the enemy was, yet she could not do anything to any of them. How could someone like her endure this sort of agony?
Feng Yu Heng’s lungs were on the verge of exploding with anger!
Like a phantom, she left Yu Lan courtyard, but she did not return to Tong Sheng pavilion. Instead, she staggered out of the manor.
Ban Zou immediately appeared in front of her, grabbed her arm, frankly asking: “Where are you going now?” Then before waiting for Feng Yu Heng to respond, he added: “I will hold on to you like this. Don’t think of running off on your own.”
Feng Yu Heng glanced at him, her gaze causing Ban Zou to tremble and subconsciously let go. Startled, he asked: “I… I won’t hold on to you, so is there any need to glare at me like this?”
She shook her head and pulled Ban Zou, “I am not glaring at you, and I did not want to run off on my own again. It’s just that some of the things that I suspected have now been cleared up; however, I found that even if I knew about it, there’s nothing I can do. Do you know this feeling? Someone took a swing at you with a knife, nearly killing you. Now that you are in front of them, but you can’t kill them. Ban Zou, come with me to the Yu Palace. Let’s go look for Xuan Tian Ming. Have him spar with me or I will end up going crazy.”
Hearing that she wanted to visit the Yu Palace, Ban Zou finally let out a sigh of relief. Without saying another word, he grabbed Feng Yu Heng’s arm and began moving with qinggong.
Along the way, they passed by an intersection that led to the Xiang Palace. Seeing the light from some flames and countless people loudly shouted “Carrying water” his lips curled into a smile, as he lowered his head to ask her: “Did you start that?”
Feng Yu Heng snorted coldly, “It’s nothing more than the corner of the palace. Ban Zou, remember the words I will say today. Sooner or later, I will burn down the entire Xiang Palace! As for that Xuan Tian Ye, I will trap him on a mountain and turn him into a hedgehog with arrows!”
Ban Zou could feel a deep cold coming from Feng Yu Heng’s words. For some reason, he felt that the two things she mentioned could definitely happen. It was as though he could already see the scene of Xuan Tian Ye being pierced by arrows deep in a mountain. It was joyous and relieving.
The two soared over a wall and entered the Yu Palace. Ban Zou did not avoid anything. Upon entering they landed in the middle of the yard. At the same time, countless hidden guards came out of nowhere and surrounded them.
Feng Yu Heng sighed. This was a proper defense, and only this could be considered a palace displaying its power.
“It’s the princess.” Ban Zou only said a few words, but they all saw Feng Yu Heng. For a moment, they were startled before they disappeared back into the shadows, as a voice said: “The Yu Palace is free for princess to move around in!”