Nan Yan knew that were she to walk out of Wu Ying Palace now, Jian Ruocheng would probably still be waiting outside for her in order to ask what Zhu Feng had meant when he inquired about her well-being. However, under these circumstances, she could only helplessly reply, “Yes.”
Then, she retreated out of the room.
After she walked a few steps away, as expected, Jian Ruocheng stopped her and asked, “Female Offer Si, what happened to you?”
Nan Yan knew that she could not conceal the matter that occured in the Imperial Garden that day, so she softly said, “On the day of Jing Wang’s visit, I took the initiative to act and make a decision on my own. I blame myself because had I not insulted Jing Wang’s honor, then maybe the Yong Province would not be in tatters today.”
Before she could finish her explanation, He Yi, who was listening to them, laughed slightly.
“Silly girl! This matter has nothing to do with you.”
They both turned to look at him.
He calmly explained to them, “It is impossible for His Highness to grant the Yan Province to Jing Wang.”
“You may recall that His Highness was originally Yan Wang. He was previously stationed in the northern territory of the Yan Province, while Jing Wang’s garrison was in Southern Xinjiang. These were the original arrangements of Emperor Gao.”
“Emperor Gao was wise and powerful, that decision held a deeper meaning than what most thought. Although the Yue Country is troublesome in the south, it has never been a direct threat to the Great Yan Empire because of the complicated geographical position. For the same reason, it is also not so easy for our forces to invade Yue Country. Thus, it is fine as long as the army in Southern Xinjiang maintains the statu quo.
“But, the northern territory of the Yan Province directly faces our enemies. It is not enough to just defend,one must also be able to attack yet not act rashly.”
“His Highness has been stationed in the north for more than ten years. He knows better than anyone the threat there and will not leave Yan Province insufficiently guarded. Hence, he cannot order our country’s main force of cavalry to go south.”
“His Highness has successfully defended Yan Province for years. To accomplish this, he had to pay with his blood in exchange. No one else can do it.”
“The Yan Province must never be given to anyone else.”
After listening to He Yi, Nan Yan remained silent for a moment. However, beside her, Jian Ruocheng uttered, “If the ability of the person is not significant enough to handle the situation, then this one is afraid that the damage caused could be unimaginable.”
He Yi agreed and replied, “That is exactly what I mean.”
As he spoke, they all shook their heads. The two men continued to walk forwards and Nan Yan silently followed them.
Soon, the evening came, and it was time for her to go back to Wu Ying Palace.
As soon as she opened the door to his room, as usual, a cold light flashed before her. However, she had already learned to no longer be frightened by it and quietly closed the door.
Zhu Feng did not look at her. After he finished wiping his sword, he sheathed it into its scabbard and passed them to her.
“Hang it up.”
Nan Yan took the sword, only to find that it was so heavy that it caused her to stagger back two steps. Before, she had always seen Zhu Feng wield it at will with only one hand. Therefore, she had mistakenly thought the sword
At that moment, she could clearly see the once invincible Yan Wang of Yan Province.
She hung the sword back on its pillar and brought hot water for Zhu Feng to use. After all her tasks were carried out, Zhu Feng sat down beside the bed. She was about to blow out the candle on the table when Zhu Feng suddenly stopped her.
Nan Yan glanced back at him.
He continued, “His Highness wants to think about some matters for a while more.”
Hearing this, Nan Yan put down the lamp.
However, at this time she did not know how she should be acting. Usually, when the night fell, she only had to blow out the candles and Zhu Feng would fall asleep as she sat beside his bed to guard him. But, since this time they were not following the usual script, she was at a loss as to what to do.
Although it did not startle her, Zhu Feng’s sudden voice caught her off-guard. She looked up and saw him staring at her.
She could not help but remember the last time Zhu Feng called her over like this, and how she…
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