Chapter 103 – Yan Xu’s Future
Immediately after her musings, a rock was thrown at her. She caught it reflexively and turned around to see Yan Xu sitting casually on the wall.
Right now, he was the only one who was oblivious toward any unforeseen circumstances that might rise out of the blue.
Ye Mu held the stone in her hand and chuckled humoredly, she then raised her eyebrows and teasingly said, “How low do you feel about your existence? Right now, all your brothers are on the verge of overturning the lands under the sky, fighting for a measly seat. Yet you still have the leisure to come and play with me?”
Yan Xu’s expression was still as serious as before. No, it should be said that he was even graver than before. He was clearly only seventeen years old, but he had always held the mature character of a thirty-year-old man filled with troubles.
He jumped down from the wall and said in a deep voice, “Perhaps it is because I am not a threat. The three people who have the most troops in this battle is: My uncle, Prince Zhao, second brother and General Ye Li. Pitted against one, it’s already difficult, lest alone three—I’m not asking for a death sentence. Besides, who would be in the mood to care about someone as insignificant as me?”
Ye Mu threw away the stone and wiped the sweat off her forehead. “But those things don’t really matter, do they? It shouldn’t be that important, right?”
She raised her head and half-jokingly said with knowing eyes, “Who knows, maybe your second brother will listen to you?”
Yan Xu’s expression instantly changed, “Don’t speak nonsense.”
Ye Mu made a face, “What nonsense had I spoken of? The heavens know this, and the earth knows this!”
She walked closer and whispered, “Speaking of which, I’m very curious. Why would your second brother listen to you if he wants someone with an identity chock full of power and influence?”
Yan Xu looked at her face. He initially wanted to deny it, but seeing that she was confident, he frowned and asked after a long time, “How do you know all this?”
“I guessed it!” Ye Mu laughed mirthlessly. “Don’t you remember the last time when you asked your second brother to marry me? From the looks of it, he obediently agreed to your request. Isn’t it obvious? However, I suggest that you stop. Because this time, Ye Li has a higher chance of winning.”
She had said such outrageous words, so lightly and insensibly. As if the change of dynasty from an old to a new reign was just a normal occurrence.
After being silent for a long time, Yan Xu let out a cold snort.
“Do you really believe in Ye Li’s? Nevertheless, our Qi family’s mountains and rivers are not so easy to get!”
Ye Mu shrugged her shoulders, “In any case, I’ve already said what I wanted to say so whether you listen or not is up to you. I’m not even afraid of telling you secrets now; Ye Li has more people and money than you and Prince Zhao combined.”
Strangely, he didn’t seem surprised at all when she said this. He stared at Ye Mu for a while and suddenly laughed.
“Perhaps there is another way. That is to capture you as a hostage and threaten Ye Li. Perhaps Ye Li will stop in order to save your life?”
“Don’t joke with me.” Ye Mu hastily waved her hand and thought of something as she self-deprecatingly said, “He wouldn’t give up an ounce of his wealth for me! After all, I’m just his little girl born from an insignificant concubine.”
“It seems like you know your own limits.” Yan Xu could not help but mock her, “You clearly know that he is a selfish person, yet why are you still adamant on helping him?”
He paused and added thoughtfully, “Why didn’t you choose to help me from the beginning? You knew my intentions.”
After he had risen to become the new emperor, it was not many years after when Mo Linyuan had seized back the Mo Country under his hold and began to attack the other seven neighboring countries. The first was the Yue Country—and Yan Xu had become the first emperor to be beheaded by Mo Linyuan’s hands.
At the time of his death, he was only twenty-eight years old.
She was astonished for a moment before she smiled and said, “How do you know I’m not helping you by doing this?”
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