"However, he stated clearly that he does not love Xia Chuxue and has fallen in love with you, who reminds him of Xia Ruoyun." The Little Princess turned towards Gu Ruoyun and her eyes were clear and limpid like water, "If he had only outright said that he's taken an interest in you, it wouldn't count for much but why must he insist on parading his love for Xia Ruoyun? He's interested in you just because of Xia Ruoyun? He even said that you had been sent to him by Xia Ruoyun? If he's still in love with Xia Ruoyun, how could he have ended up falling for anyone else?"
Mo Shangfei stepped forward and clasped the Little Princess' hand tightly.
Feeling the warmth of his hand, her trembling body slowly grew calm.
"I've always trusted him. I even believed his every word! However, I've never thought that he would do such a thing. He even thinks that you're not worthy of him. If he wants to marry you, don't you have a say in that matter as well?"
The Little Princess had grown up in the Imperial Palace and has met all sorts of people. However, she has never met anyone this shameless.
Worst of all, this shameless disciple was someone whom she had trusted in from a young age!
Gu Ruoyun glanced at the Little Princess and calmly replied, "Life is like a play. Since our lives are like a play, then some people would certainly wear masks in their daily lives! There are certain things that aren't true to what you've heard. If you really want to know the truth, you can investigate it for yourself."
The Little Princess lifted her big, limpid eyes and stared doubtfully at Gu Ruoyun. She asked with a mild paleness on her face, "What do you mean by this?"
"Previously, I had raised a question to the Xia household. Seeing as it was Xia Ruoyun who had offended the powerful cultivator, why had the powerful cultivator spared the Xia family and chose to destroy her maternal ancestor's family instead?"
"You... You're saying that the incident years ago had something to do with the Xia family?"
The Little Princess staggered and stumbled a few steps back. However, she shook her head stubbornly, "Impossible, this shouldn't be possible! Xia Ming loved Sister Ruoyun so much and Xia Chuxue also respected her as the older sister. How could she possibly help an outsider to harm her close relative? I don't believe it!"
She does not believe that the people she had trusted in all these years would act in the way that Gu Ruoyun had implied.
If that was so, the beliefs that she has held in her heart would crumble in an instant!
"Besides, even my Imperial Father as the Emperor would never kill His own children. How could Xia Ming possibly harm his own flesh and blood? Sister Ruoyun was his daughter, he would never hurt her!"
Gu Ruoyun shook her head and said nothing more. She knows that the Little Princess has always had a kind heart even from a young age. She would never believe that anyone could commit such an immoral act, that anyone would behave worse than beasts.
However, this was exactly what had happened!
Xia Ming had not hesitated to murder her for the sake of another woman!
"I'm a little tired, I'm returning to the tavern to get some rest. Shangfei, escort the Little Princess back to the Palace."
Gu Ruoyun yawned and exclaimed, looking mildly exhausted.
"Alright," Mo Sangfei nodded, "I'll send her home."
Gu Ruoyun smiled and made her way towards the tavern. Even though she could speak more about it, the Little Princess was not going to believe her so what was the use of saying anything else?
Seeing that she was about to leave, the Little Princess immediately cried out and stopped her in her tracks. She fiercely bit her lips and asked, "Sister Gu, is there really a father who would bear to kill his own daughter in this world? Even a vicious tiger would not eat its cubs yet a human would be so cruel? Worse than a beast?"
Gu Ruoyun paused in her footsteps and replied, "Sometimes, there are some people who are more like beasts when compared with actual beasts."
She then said nothing more and left without looking back.