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A moment later, they walked across the courtyard in direction of the front hall.
As soon as they approached, they heard a thick voice saying: “If Your Highness’ strong military force seized Jiangshan, could it be that you expect this old man to say something praising ?”
Upon hearing this, Nan Yan and Jian Ruocheng looked at each other and hastily walked in.
When both of them passed the door, they caught sight of two people sitting on each side of the hall. On one side there was Yan Wang Zhu Feng, while on the other side there was a skinny old man.
Like Jian Ruocheng, he was wearing a blue cheongsam robe, it had probably been washed too many times as it had lost its color. His hair was combed meticulously, the hair and beard’s color had aged with the passing of the time. His face was round shape and looked like a sturdy old pine* but his eyes were very bright.
*T/N : meaning he is vigorous
The recent sentence was said by this old man.
Nan Yan did not dare to believe that the thick voice came from the skinny body of this old man. But it would not be surprising if he was the Jian Tongguang who was a well known person in whole world .
Zhu Feng, on the other side, had his complexion ashen at this time. He abruptly stood up and said: “How dare you say that to this Prince !”
Jian Tongguang replied: “When the people do not feared death, what is the use to threaten them with it ?!”
“If Wangye seriously wants to, he can kill me. But, I am just a senile old man, do you think I would be afraid of death ? “
“Are you not fear of death ? Is your family not afraid of death ? Are you not afraid that this Prince will slaughter all your nine generation relatives ?!”
“Humph ! Even if you kill my Ten clan, what do I have to fear about ?”
Upon hearing the words “Extinguished the nine generation relatives” and “Kill your Ten clan”, Nan Yan and Jian Ruocheng were all frightened.
Nan Yan hurried to two of them, and whispered: “Your Highness, please quell your anger.”
Jian Ruocheng also reached out, holding his hand to help Jian Tongguang: “Father !”
The two men ignored them, Zhu Feng suddenly stormed off in a huff: “Let us go !”
Nan Yan could only agree. She then saw that Ye Zheng, who was behind Zhu Feng, waved at her and followed Zhu Feng. Nan Yan was unable to refuse. She could only hurriedly face Jian Tongguang in the hall and gave them a greeting with an expression of apology. Afterwards, she followed them out too.
Nan Yan did not know what had happened. After the carriage returned to the Imperial Palace, Zhu Feng walked all the way in and ordered Ye Zheng: “Immediately send troops to encircling Jian Tongguang Household. His whole family is not allowed to leave the capital.”
Ye Zheng could only press tight his lips, afraid to speak. After they arrived at the Wu Ying Palace, Zhu Feng walked in. The heavy doors were slammed closed, leaving the two of them to stand outside dumbfoundedly.
Then, the two people looked at each other.
Nan Yan was frightened. If the soldiers surrounded the Jian Household, will His Highness Yan Wang destroy the Ten Clan of Jian Tongguang ?
Would this be alright ?
She hastily turned her head and grabbed Ye Zheng’s sleeve: “Ye Zheng, what is going on ? How could something like this happened ?”
Ye Zheng was also sweating and said: “His Highness wanted to invite Master Jian to serve in the court to become a Head Scholar of Imperial. Not only did he refuse to, but he also said those words to His Highness… Ah~ !”
At the thought of that incident, when they had just arrived at the entrance hall and heard what Jian Tongguang had said. Nan Yan’s back was covered by cold sweat.
Now, Zhu Feng may not listened to anyone. Does he not want to ascend the throne ?
She hastily spoke: “What should we do ?”
Ye Zheng was also sweating at this idea and thought for a long time. He stomped his foot and said: “This is all should be blamed to that daoist priest. If he hadn’t persuade His Highness to invite Jian Tongguang, this would not be happening.”
As soon as he said that, a laughing voice was heard behind him.
“Ye Zheng, are you scolding this poor daoist ?”
Looking back, they saw He Yi was walking over, slowly swinging his hand with his horsetail whisk. Ye Zheng was about to come forward to argue with him but Nan Yan hastily said: “Master, you must think of a way. Wangye said that he wanted to destroy the Ten clan of the Jian family. How could this happen ? If that is the case, then… “
End of Chapter