AMTDCPOTEC Chapter 75
After Marrying the Disabled Crown Prince of the Enemy Country
Chapter 75 Shocking Change
“Master Li has a heart, so why don’t Taizifei share this reward with this loneliness?” The tone was frivolous and full of ridicule.
Le Zhi had no choice but to sit back in her seat, and leaned her head over to ask silently, “What are you doing?”
But Huo Du just looked at her with a smile and said nothing.
An Xuan, who was on the side, understood clearly. However, this situation was somewhat incomprehensible to the woman in purple. However, after thinking about it carefully, she suddenly realized that…
It seems that His Highness Taizi and Taizifei are not on good terms, ah!
When Taizifei saw her entering the hall just now, she got up and was about to leave, but His Highness refused to let her, and even deliberately told her to stay. Was not this deliberately to make her lose face?
In this case, it was a good opportunity for her!
“I’m not talented and dare to offer a dance to cheer up His Highness and Taizifei.” As soon as she finished speaking, she untied her outer jacket and revealed her transparent inner clothing.
Le Zhi’s eyes were drawn over. As the woman in purple danced, her thin transparent inner clothing gradually slid down to her shoulders to reveal her white and delicate skin.
Le Zhi was stunned.
This dance is too, too…
She looked at the person beside her with her cherry lips slightly open but saw that he did not seem to turn his head over, still staring at her with a smile.
“Does it look good?” he asked softly, word by word.
Le Zhi bit her lip and replied, “See for yourself!”
But Huo Du still did not turn his eyes to look over, he just lifted his hand casually. To her surprise, the jacket that fell on the woman in purple feet flew up from the ground and suddenly wrapped around the woman’s upper body.
Her hands were tied tightly, and the dance had to be forced to stop.
Only then did Huo Du raise his eyes to glance over. However, he was not looking at the woman in purple, but at An Xuan, who had his head lowered.
It just so happened that Jing Xin had finished cleaning up her bedroom and stepped into the dining hall to serve her master. Seeing this scene, she was puzzled when she heard Huo Du ask An Xuan, “An Xuan hasn’t married yet, right? How about rewarding you with such a beautiful woman?”
Hearing this, Jing Xin’s heart trembled, and clenched her hands subconsciously. She pretended to walk to her master’s side unintentionally, but the corner of her eyes fell on An Xuan inadvertently.
How will he answer?
When the woman in purple saw Taizi speak, her heart felt suffocated, and could not help but glance in the direction of An Xuan. It seemed that His Highness Taizi did not take a fancy to her. However, this Highness’s attendant also looked refined and handsome, and it was not a loss to follow him. Moreover, there would be opportunities to come in contact with Taizi in the future following him.
Thinking of this, her eyes moved slightly, and a gleam of light flashed, “I thank Your Highness.”
“Your Highness, absolutely impossible! This, this is absolutely impossible!”
An Xuan was extremely depressed, he looked at Jing Xin in panic, and then bowed to Huo Du in a big ceremony. His face was full of helplessness and conflict.
“Oh?” Huo Du lifted his eyelids and said slowly, “You don’t want to, but let her dance this unsightly erotic dance in front of this loneliness. An Xuan, you’re really getting better and better at doing your job now.”
As he spoke, he tapped the table with his fingertips. Then, a gust of wind hit the stiff woman. When she finally reacted, the whole person was already outside the dining hall, and the hall door closed heavily before her.
The hall was silent.
An Xuan knew that he was wrong as he did not take the woman away in time, which made His Highness unhappy. Thus, he dared not say more.
“Hey.” Le Zhi tugged at Huo Du’s sleeve, leaned closer to him, and muttered, “Don’t bully An Xuan!”
“Jing Xin, give that girl a thick robe.”
Then, she spoke to An Xuan, “Lord An, send that girl back. By the way, beat that Lord Li. If he has these thoughts again, he will be severely punished.”
“Yes!” The two of them got the order, turned around, and walked out hurriedly.
“It’s just a trivial matter, don’t scare people at every turn.”
“Trivial matter?” Huo Du frowned.
“I bullied An Xuan?”
Le Zhi seemed a little strange when she heard this tone, so she answered obediently, “Just, just don’t be so fierce.”
Hearing this, Huo Du raised his eyes lightly, “I’m fierce when I bully people. So you let others bully me at will?”
“Bully you?” Le Zhi was dumbfounded.
Who dares to bully him!
But Huo Du hummed confidently and said, “You don’t care about me, let the messy people dance here.”
After a pause, he laughed again, “You still want me to see it.”
Le Zhi was dumbfounded by his words that she could not cry or laugh. His tone was really aggrieved and a little… coquettish.
“How can people be bullying you when they dance for you? Is Your Highness still unreasonable?” Le Zhi pursed her lips, lowered her eyes, and muttered, “Also, didn’t you send her away? Where got I don’t care about you…”
“Oh, are you going to care about me in the future?” he lowered his voice to coax her.
Le Zhi was at a loss because of his words, and after hearing his question, she blurted out without thinking much, “Sure.”
As soon as the words came out, she felt something was wrong. Raising her eyes, she saw a pair of peach blossom eyes that seemed to be smiling yet not smiling and looking at her with a happy face.
“You!” Le Zhi glared at him angrily, and said angrily, “I’ll ignore you!”
She turned her head and looked at the delicious food on the table, but she did not have the slightest appetite.
Was not the drought in Shengyang City serious? Why was it so extravagant and wasteful here?
“This is the real Great Qi.” Huo Du smiled and said solemnly.
Le Zhi did not understand what he meant. It was not until she traveled westward, passing cities and villages along the way, that she could more and more understand the meaning of Huo Du’s words.
After leaving the capital and the neighboring cities, she realized that the Great Qi she had seen before was only the prosperous part, and only at that corner.
All she saw along the way were poor and desolate families.
She could not help being shocked.
Everyone knew that the Great Qi was rich, and the people were strong, but how could these Great Qi cities be in such a situation?
“Because of war, munitions and taxes.”
The familiar voice pulled her thoughts back, and Le Zhi lowered the curtain and turned her eyes back to the inside of the carriage. Just now she saw the people walking outside the carriage, they were all shivering in their clothes were thin.
She distributed the clothes and money she brought along the journey to the poor and hungry people, but it was still far from enough.
“Every city has to pay taxes, but why is the capital so prosperous?” Le Zhi was really puzzled.
Huo Du sneered after hearing this, “Because of corrupted officials, a large scale construction is carried out at all costs to construct the illusion of prosperity in the imperial capital.”
Anyway, the remote places were beyond the reach of the emperor and as long as the prosperity was in front of the emperor, it was enough.
“What about the people all over the country? Did he just leave it alone?” Le Zhi frowned and asked, “Could it be… he doesn’t care?”
This he naturally refers to Emperor Qi, Huo Changyun.
Huo Du smiled, but there was no smiling expression on his face, “He? Even if these people died, to him, it was no different from a colony of dead ants.”
Le Zhi looked unbelievable. She originally thought that Huo Changyun was cruel and was against the imperial family and people of other countries. She never thought that he did not even care about the people of the country Qi.
Virtue was not matched. How could such a person be the monarch of a country?
“Great Qi rules the country by force. Men will join the army when they turn 12, and every family is left with some old, young, sick, or disabled. Day after day, year after year, it will naturally become what it is today.”
Yes, how could a family farm without young labor? And the heavy taxes were pressing on the top of the head every day. How could their life get better when this continued like this?
Le Zhi’s brows furrowed even tighter, “Since Your Highness knows everything, you must already have a good plan in mind?”
“No.” Huo Du’s tone was casual as if it had nothing to do with him.
Seeing that Le Zhi was no longer speaking, he changed the subject and asked, “Does it matter whether the people of Great Qi live or die?”
Yes ah, what did they have to do with her?
Le Zhi asked herself: On that day, when she stepped into the land of Qi in a state of embarrassment, all those arrogant and smug words came from the mouths of these Qi people. At that time, she hated it so much that she wanted to vomit blood.
However, these people were not the culprits. They just ignorantly listened to the words of the monarch of the country and used violence as a weapon to fight in the four directions, just to be complacent.
The difference between the Qi people and the Li people was nothing more than ideology. If Qi people grew up in Great Li and were influenced by Great Li culture, they would definitely not be what they were today.
They would also become kindhearted people.
So, what she had to do was not spread hatred toward these people. She did not want another destruction. Instead, she wanted to change them.
“Has Your Highness ever thought about changing all this?” she asked tentatively.
Huo Du raised his eyes and stared at her soft white cheeks seriously. He clearly saw a firm expression gradually appear on her face.
He knew what she meant. But he could not answer her. He never promised anything that he could not do easily.
“What about you, do you want to?” Huo Du asked her back.
Le Zhi was stunned for a while, then nodded earnestly.
She wanted revenge, and she wanted, even more, to let the people of Great Li return to the rich life they used to be. But now Great Li was gone, even if she did not want to, country Li was now a part of country Qi.
Only by letting all the people have a good life could the people of the country Li live a good life.
Huo Du took her into his arms and smiled softly. He believed that she could do it, and she would definitely turn this desolate land into a prosperous place. And a person like him could only accompany her halfway at most.
Destroy all that was filthy.
Of course, this also included himself.
The horses were on full speed, and they finally arrived outside of Shengyang City in a few days.
Inside the carriage, Le Zhi gathered her cotton cloak. As the New Year was approaching, she felt colder and colder every day.
Wu Zhiyuan, the governor of Shengyang City, and several officials were waiting outside the city gate early in the morning to greet the Taizi.
“This lowly official pay respects to Your Highness Taizi and Taizifei.”
Wu Zhiyuan could be regarded as clean, but his pupils were muddy, and at first glance, he was not a person with a clean and honest official. An Xuan, who rode on the horse, said lightly, “His Highness and Taizifei have been exhausted all the way. Please ask Lord Wu to lead the way.”
“Yes, yes!” Wu Zhiyuan responded with a smile.
Immediately, the city gate opened wide, and the carriage slowly entered. When the carriage entered the city gate, a sudden change occurred.
A sharp arrow shot straight at the carriage. An Xuan drew his sword to block it, but it was too late. When the arrow was about to break through the curtain, it stopped abruptly, and then there was a cracking sound, and the sharp arrow shattered and fell to the ground.
Not a sound to be heard.
Only then did Wu Zhiyuan react and shouted, “Someone, protect His Highness!”
At this time, a group of people rushed out and surrounded the carriage with long knives. These people were dressed differently from the common people, and they were all wearing clothes made of animal skins.
With mocking expressions on their faces, they ran around the carriage and shouted in unison, “Evil seed! Evil seed!”
Le Zhi sat in the carriage and stroked Huo Du’s back. If he had not used his internal strength for that arrow just now, the consequences would have been unimaginable. It was just a few days ago, because of her, he had consumed too much internal strength, and now his body had not been fully recuperated.
The blades of the soldiers outside were clanging together, and the sound of fighting was everywhere, but the shouting did not stop, instead, it was louder than before. Le Zhi clenched both her fists tightly, and her face turned cold.
Suddenly, a cold white hand covered her small fist and held it lightly.
“Don’t be afraid.”
Le Zhi raised her eyes and saw a pair of smiling black eyes. She turned her head and rubbed her eyes.
She was not afraid!
It was just that it was too noisy outside, and the filthy words made her angry.
“What? Still hiding in the carriage as a shrinking tortoise?”
A contemptuous chuckle came.
Huo Du raised his hand, and the curtain of the carriage was lifted. Le Zhi glanced at his side face and looked out along his line of sight.
She saw a man riding a white horse not far away, also looking at them. And on his face, there was a deep contempt and disdain.
Le Zhi’s heart sank. With just one glance, she was sure who that person was. Because those peach blossom eyes were exactly the same as Huo Du.
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