When a Deity is Angered, They Are Truly Inhuman
Feng Yu Heng had revealed the secrets of the world with her words, forcing Xuan Tian Hua to reveal the cause and effect of this matter to her- “The ruler of Zong Sui has a favored imperial concubine, Xing Yu, and that is Li Kun’s birth mother. Do you still remember Li Kun? He’s the fourth prince of Zong Sui, and you broke his iron essence in Fei Cui Hall. At that time, he had wanted to use the iron essence to force me into a marriage with his younger sister. This matter was canceled by you.”
Feng Yu Heng nodded, “Seventh brother means to say that Yu Qian Yin is the princess that had her engagement canceled?”
Xuan Tian Hua nodded, “That’s right. Yu Qian Yin is an alias created using her mother’s maiden name. In reality, she is the sixth princess of Zong Sui, and she is 15 years of age. Her real name is Li Yue. When you broke Zong Sui’s iron essence, the engagement was canceled. Zong Sui had always hoped to cement relations with Da Shun through marriage, thus he decided to arrange another engagement. Take a guess at who it is with?”
Feng Yu Heng thought a little then said: “She wants to get married to Xuan Tian Ming?”
“Un.” Xuan Tian Hua said: “I have investigated this matter and found that there is something a little strange. When Li Kun was in Da Shun, he had a few interactions with Ming’er. After returning to Zong Sui, he would naturally report this to the ruler. The ruler of Zong Sui probably felt that Li Kun got along well with Ming’er, thus if he married his daughter into the Yu Palace, his beloved daughter would not eat a loss. That Li Kun probably did his best to stop him and also told him about how you were already the official Princess Yu. Who knew that the ruler of Zong Sui would not even hesitate to marry his beloved daughter off to become a secondary princess. With things like this, there was nothing Li Kun could say to stop it.”
Feng Yu Heng took in what he said and added her own thoughts, saying: “But Yu Qian Yin likes you. Li Kun also spoke of how deep the feelings are between me and Xuan Tian Ming, and that you and Xuan Tian Ming were raised by the same mother. That’s why when she found you, she used getting married to Xuan Tian Ming as a threat in order for you to take the initiative to ask her for her hand in marriage, right? She copies me in every way just to remind you that she can also be like me, and that it is possible that Xuan Tian Ming will someday come to like her. And even if he does not, with someone like that near me, you will begin to disgust and not want me… Uh, us. You won’t want to trouble us, thus you have kept her at your side.”
Xuan Tian Hua did not reply for a long time, and Feng Yu Heng looked up once more. She found that he was looking forward in a daze. She followed his gaze but did not find anything out of the ordinary.
“Hah!” She suddenly leaned back, bumping her back against Xuan Tian Hua’s chest. This gave him a fright, but it also allowed him to recover.
Feng Yu Heng bumped him another two times, and Xuan Tian Hua felt helpless. Freeing up a hand, he held her shoulder and kept her still, “Stop messing around.” He then did not dare sigh too loudly and spoke up once more, saying: “Ming’er is my younger brother, and you are like… a younger sister. Seventh brother wishes for you two to be happy. I don’t want anyone to use any excuse to get between you two and cause you two any trouble. That’s why, Heng Heng, you should not worry about this matter. Leave it to seventh brother to handle.”
“No.” She felt a little suffocated, “Your plan is to just keep her at your side. That woman will want a mile when given an inch. Her next step is to try and have you marry her. As long as you are the first to speak up, Zong Sui’s ruler will definitely agree. That is her plan. Seventh brother, Xuan Tian Ming and I do not want to be disrupted by others, but this peace cannot be obtained in exchange for your happiness.”
“I’ve said it before. I would not get you that sort of seventh sister-in-law.” Xuan Tian Hua patted her head, “I really won’t.”
“Even still.” Feng Yu Heng curled her lips up, “Seventh brother, back then, I could break her iron essence and cancel her engagement. Now, I definitely cannot watch her ruin you. That Yu Qian Yin has gone and caused trouble on her own. Her brain is so dysfunctional that even a divine doctor like me cannot fix her.”
Xuan Tian Hua seemed to have understood something and asked: “What did she do?”
Feng Yu Heng shrugged, “Perhaps I could have not argued with her over her putting poison in the food that you sent us to give you face. After all, nobody was killed by her, but…”
“She poisoned you?” Xuan Tian Hua tugged the reins tightly, and the horse that had been galloping forward suddenly neighed and raised its two front hooves. The horse had practically become vertical. Xuan Tian Hua realized that he might have pulled too hard and quickly grabbed a hold of Feng Yu Heng. Letting go of the reins, he soared into the air until the horse put down its two front hooves. Only then did the two land back on the horse; however, the horse did not continue to move forward. Standing in place, it looked very aggrieved.
Seeing that he had stopped his horse, the hidden guards quickly had their horses stop too and came over.
Feng Yu Heng helplessly tugged his sleeve, “Seventh brother.”
Xuan Tian Hua ignored her, as he turned his head back to look at Yu Qian Yin. A very rarely seen look of anger immediately caused his face to turn frosty.
Yu Qian Yin did not manage to react and believed that Xuan Tian Hua was feeling kind and wanted to personally guide her. Happy, she waved to him: “Seventh brother, I’m here!”
Xuan Tian Hua reached out to Feng Yu Heng, “Give me your whip.”
Feng Yu Heng was stunned for a moment then reached into her sleeve and pulled out Xuan Tian Ming’s whip that she had kept in her space. She then handed it to Xuan Tian Hua. Seeing Xuan Tian Hua receive the whip, she then saw him give the hidden guard with Yu Qian Yin a gesture, and the hidden guard leaned back, freeing up an opening to Yu Qian Yin. He even kindly helped her up. When Yu Qian Yin went from lying on her belly on the back of the horse to sitting on it, a whip wrapped around her waist before she could even begin to feel happy. Following this, she soared into the air, but she was not pulled over to that person with the whip’s side. Instead, she was dropped down to the ground.
Yu Qian Yin was caught off-guard and fell onto the ground. She had fallen violently and looked up with a very dazed expression at Xuan Tian Hua. Puzzled, she asked: “Seventh brother, what are you doing?” Who was it that said that Da Shun’s seventh prince was gentle like a deity, did not concern himself with common matters, did not get angry or annoyed, and was kind to all?
Xuan Tian Hua ignored her, simply reaching out his hand toward Feng Yu Heng once more: “Rope, the kind that Huang Quan used that day at the Winter Moon Palace.”
Feng Yu Heng became spirited and reached in to grab some rope. Xuan Tian Hua received the rope and tied a knot then tossed it around Yu Qian Yin’s body. Pulling his hand back, the rope tightened around her body and held her arms against her body. He then threw the other end of the rope to the hidden guard that had been dragging Yu Qian Yin along, “Bring her along. We’re going back to the city.”
The hidden guard immediately understood what Xuan Tian Hua meant. Nodding, he picked up the rope and wrapped it around his arm a couple times before tugging it twice. Yu Qian Yin yelped in pain but had no choice but to stand up.
Xuan Tian Hua held Feng Yu Heng in his embrace once more and gently said: “Let’s go.” Following this, he struck his horse and began to charge toward the capital once more.
Yu Qian Yin was dragged along behind the horse and had to exert all of her strength to try and keep up with the horse. At the start, she was able to keep up for a few steps, but as the horse ran faster and faster, she could no longer maintain her balance and fell once more.
But this fall was no longer as gentle as before. She had fallen, but the horse did not stop. She was dragged along like a dead dog by the hidden guard. The clothes worn at the end of Summer were already quite thin and were immediately reduced to tatters. After the skin came into contact with the ground, it also became bloody after a few moments.
Yu Qian Yin’s sad and shrill screams mixed with the sound of the hooves; however, there was not a single person that pitied her. A woman that was able to anger the seventh prince to this degree was definitely someone that everyone in the world would hate. Moreover, it seemed that county princess Ji An also hated this woman, thus she definitely could not be allowed to live. The hidden guard increased the pace of his horse once more and would occasionally wrap around again. This caused Yu Qian Yin to nearly run out of air.
Feng Yu Heng was held by Xuan Tian Hua and closed her eyes to listen to the horrific screams from the back. It seemed that she enjoyed listening to these sounds. Xuan Tian Hua’s anger did not seem to dissipate, as he did not speak with her the entire time. He just gently used his chin to press against her head while hugging her tightly with both arms. He seemed to feel nervous and a little bit guilty.
Feng Yu Heng felt a little bit anxious and did her best to get free. She then looked up at Xuan Tian Hua and called to him: “Seventh brother.”
Xuan Tian Hua looked down at her, “Un.”
Hm? She was startled, that was it? She felt unreconciled and reached up to grab him; however, Xuan Tian Hua grabbed her small hand. She felt depressed, “Seventh brother, I already said that the important thing is not that she poisoned the food.”
“But I did not know about this matter.” Xuan Tian Hua was being stubborn, “It has been so long since the incident, yet I’m only finding out about it now. Heng Heng, I don’t know how you found out that the food was poisoned, but I do know how much that Li Yue hates you. That poison that she used was definitely toxic. If you had made any slight misstep back then…” He could not bear to continue speaking, as waves of fear washed over his heart.
Feng Yu Heng, however, sighed and did not say anything comforting. She just gave an overview of what had happened at that time then said: “Seventh brother, I can understand why you want to drag her behind a horse because I could suspect anyone, but I would never suspect you. In this world, there are only two people in this world whose food I would eat without thinking twice. One is Xuan Tian Ming and the other is you. That’s why I believe…” She paused for a moment then giggled, “I believe that you dragging her along behind that horse is correct.”
Xuan Tian Hua helplessly glared at her, “I was almost scared to death, yet you’re still able to smile.”
“The incident is so far in the past, and I am still bouncing around as lively as ever. How could I not smile! Seventh brother!” She went to tug Xuan Tian Hua’s sleeve, “Don’t be angry. If you continue to be like this, I’ll start ignoring you.”
Xuan Tian Hua shook his head and sighed. He did not continue down this topic any further, instead asking her: “You said earlier that Yu Qian Yin was looking for trouble. What was the other thing?”
She squinted her eyes and raised a corner of her lips into a grim smile, saying: “The other matter is a debt to be settled with her status as the sixth princess of Zong Sui for poisoning the elder madam of the Feng family.”
Xuan Tian Hua felt very annoyed. Exactly how much had Yu Qian Yin done behind his back?
Feng Yu Heng feared that he would think more about it and quickly added: “There is no rush to worry about this matter. I will tell father Emperor about it, and we will properly discuss this debt with the ruler of Zong Sui.”
Xuan Tian Hua knew that she was not too friendly with the Feng family, thus he did not say anything else. He just said: “Don’t worry. I will not protect Li Yue in the slightest. I will leave things to you.”
Feng Yu Heng smirked and pointed behind her: “Seventh brother, when you get angry, I really am not as good as you.” She then shrank back down into Xuan Tian Hua’s embrace, “It seems that we’re almost in the city. I will rest for a while.”
Xuan Tian Hua laughed and hugged her a little tighter in his embrace. This damn girl was like a kitten, looking for a comfortable spot, and she really managed to fall asleep.
When Feng Yu Heng woke up again, she was already on a bed in the inner hall of Heavenly Hall. She was only wearing a set of white inner clothes, and they seemed to have been newly changed.
She sat up in a daze and felt that there was someone still lying at her side, thus she used her foot to kick at it without any panic. She also said with great certainty: “Xuan Tian Ming, get up. You’re on my leg…”