After the sedan chair was carried out of the East Palace, the little fox on the tree was also going to follow the crown princess’ canonization ceremony, but it suddenly saw Taoist Zhu Xu wearing a green robe with a hossu in his hand.
Little fox’s dark pupils were filled with anger. It was because of this lewd way that Nu Er was so badly hurt; it was because of this lewd taoist that it had now become a lonely ghost.
It wanted to strangle him to death.
The little fox suddenly jumped up with murderous intention in its eyes, and its front paws extended toward pinched Taoist Zhu Xu’s neck…
Taoist Zhu Xu felt a malicious wind going toward him, and he frowned slightly. He waved the hossu in his hand, and he scratched his neck as he felt a little uncomfortable.
“Taoist Zhu Xu, the grand prince’s canonization ceremony is about to begin. I can’t stop the crown prince, what should we do now?”
Qiu Lan’s eyes were red. Thinking of the incident last night, she was even more distressed. His Highess is going crazy for that demon fox. He doesn’t care about his mother’s health, and he even slept with the demon fox last night.
Thinking of this, Qiu Lan squeezed her fingers tightly to prevent the tears from falling out of her eyes.
Taoist Zhu Xu’s face changed slightly, and he said in a deep voice, “Someone distracted me to save that demon last night。”
After a pause, his eyes looked a little solemn as he said, “Ordinary people can’t break my talisman, that demon fox must have found an expert to help her.”
The little fox went through Taoist Zhu Xu’s neck. It rolled on the ground for a few times as it was affected by his hossu. The little fox glared at Taoist Zhu Xu as it heard him. No wonder Nu Er was bleeding on her back last night, it was because of this lewd taoist’s damn talisman.
Qiu Lan was surprised. Nu Er, that demon was rescued?
“Miss Qiu Lan, do you know who else is around the demon fox? I want to meet the person myself.”
“Besides Xiao Xi, it can only be the regent of the Eastern Jin Dynasty… Feng Lingran, could it be that he saved Nu Er?” Qiu Lan frowned. Her eyes changed slightly, then she continued, “Taoist Zhu Xu, Feng Lingran is not easy to deal with. Moreover, he controls the military power of the Eastern Jin Dynasty. He is a high position person that even the emperor of the Eastern Jin Dynasty is afraid of him!”
Qiu Lan’s eyes suddenly lit up, and she shook her head and said, “No, I was wrong. It would not be Feng Lingran who rescued Nu Er. Arrogant person like Feng Lingran wouldn’t do such a petty trick to rescue Nu Er if he comes. He will just snatch Nu Er directly, and he will not let the demon fox marry to His Highness.”
She hoped that Feng Lingran would come to the Southern Lin Dynasty Palace to snatch people.
“Taoist Zhu Xu, I will help you find the expert who rescued Nu Er, but time is running out. Please prevent the demon fox from being canonized as crown princess.”
Qiu Lan knew very well that with her power alone, she couldn’t stop His Highness to marry Xiao Xi at all. She could only count on Taoist Zhu Xu, and there might be a glimmer of hope.
Taoist Zhu Xu nodded. When Qiu Lan walked out of East Palace, a group of imperial guards ran up and blocked the way out.
“His Royal Highness has an order, after the sedan leaves the East Palace, no one can get out of East Palace.” The leader of the Imperial Guard said.
Qiu Lan’s complexion changed. Her heart was getting more and more painful. His Royal Highness actually has such a thoughtful plan in order to marry that demon fox, Xiao Xi.
“Taoist Zhu Xu…” Qiu Lan could only pin her hope on the man beside him.
Taoist Zhu Xu didn’t say anything. He waved his hossu, and the imperial guards who blocked at the gate fell back as a strong wind made them unstable.
Taoist Zhu Xu walked out calmly.
The leader of the Guards stood in front of him with respect in his eyes, “Taoist Zhu Xu, if you insist on leaving, I can’t stop you. However, I have to remind you that it’s crown prince’s decision in canonizing Miss Xiao as crown princess, and you are just a guest invited by the crown prince.”
Taoist Zhu Xu glanced at the leader of the imperial guard. Taoist Zhu Xu understood what he meant.
The little fox walked to Taoist Zhu Xu’s feet, grinned at him, and showed an action of tearing him apart. After doing that, it turned around proudly and left.
The ceremony for the princess canonization was very grand. The civil and military officials of the Southern Lin Dynasty were all present. Even the emperor was sitting there on time. Concubine Ji was the emperor’s favorite concubine. She wore a gorgeous dress and golden jewelries on her head. She also had a noble makeup. She sat beside the emperor with a smile, but when she saw Xiao Xi in wedding dress, her smile became colder than the winter snow.
Xiao Xi walked out of the sedan chair. Seeing such a grand scene, she was frightened. She looked around anxiously as if she was looking for someone.
Nan Gongyin saw that Xiao Xi had an unusual reaction, but he couldn’t care about it so much. He strode forward, held Xiao Xi’s hand, looked at her tenderly, and said, “Xi’er, don’t be afraid. I will always by your side.”
Xiao Xi saw Nan Gongyin, the panic in her eyes slowly disappeared, and she nodded.
“Xi’er, be a good girl. Walk up the red carpet and bow down to the emperor and…” Nan Gongyin paused, thinking of his mother who was still on the bed, his eyes dimmed, then he continued, ” empress, then you will be my wife.”
Concubine Ji saw Xiao Xi’s panic in her eyes, and she sneered. She whispered to the middle-aged man in the dragon robe beside her, “Emperor, look at Xiao Xi’s weak and incompetent look. She can’t even stand such a scene, how can she be worthy of the crown prince? If the crown prince really marries Xiao Xi today, I’m afraid he will be the laughing stock after dinner of the ministers.”
The emperor was very dissatisfied with Xiao Xi. When Concubine Ji said so, he seemed to have a knot in his heart; he was uncomfortable and angry.
Yin’er was the better one among his sons, and he was going to inherit the throne in the future. Now that he married such a useless girl as his wife. Not only was it useless for Yin’er to consolidate the throne in the future, he would also be laughed at by ministers. In the future, even if Yin’er becomes the emperor, these ministers will despise him.
“Sister Ji, what you said is wrong, I heard that this Miss Xiao has a long history. Even the regent of the Eastern Jin Dynasty wants to marry her as the princess! Now that crown prince married Xiao Xi, does it mean that the crown prince is more capable than regent?”
Empress was dressed in a phoenix suit. When she saw Concubine Ji’s gorgeous dress, she cursed her bitch in her heart.
Empress had always been going against Concubine Ji, and she also knew that Concubine Ji used all means to try to marry Ji Yunxue to Nan Gongyin. At this moment, Nan Gongyin married Xiao Xi as his wife, then Ji Yunxue could only be a side concubine. Concubine Ji was holding a grudge for this! She wouldn’t mind making Concubine Ji feel even more grudge in her heart.
The emperor’s ugly face changed slightly, turning his eyes to look at the empress on the right, “Is empress speaking the truth?”
Empress smiled and nodded: “How dare you lie to the emperor? Concubine Ji also knows about this!”
Concubine Ji was shocked. Seeing the insidious dark glow in empress’ eyes, her heart became more and more disturbed. Faced with the emperor’s puzzled eyes, her mouth twitched, then she forced a smile, “Sister must be joking. The crown prince brought Xiao Xi back, how could I know Xiao is related to the regent of the Eastern Jin Dynasty?”
The emperor’s face just turned clear, but after hearing Concubine Ji’s words, it became gloomy again, “This Xiao Xi better not be involved in any way with Feng Lingran. If I know that she betrays the crown prince in any way, I will put her into the pig cage and drown her and punish her with the most cruel means.”
Concubine Ji’s eyes looked delighted. She calculated in her mind. Feng Lingran is about to arrive. Needless to say, the affairs between Xiao Xi and Feng Lingran will be made publicly to all the civil and military officials. The royal family can’t bear the embarrassment, so Xiao Xi can only be a victim. Then, my sister can replace Xiao Xi as the crown princess.
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