That was perhaps also why Athena and the rest did not raise suspicions on Zhao Yarou’s side . They looked like a very normal team of diplomats so Ye Lang’s incident, which became very popular, did not affect them .
So what if Zhao Yarou suspected something anyway? Athena and the rest were not endangering Soaring Sky so Zhao Yarou would not do anything that might trigger a war between the beastmen and Soaring Sky .
Although they were the most powerful human empire, they still had to take caution while dealing with beastmen . A mistake could be disastrous .
“An alliance? What kind?” Ye Lang asked, his casual tone indicating he did not care for the answer .
“It’s just a peaceful agreement . No one attacks each other, fair trade…” Athena listed out a couple of agreements that didn’t seem like much . All of them were win-win agreements that did not hurt either party .
Looks like it had been a fair negotiation, no one was at a disadvantage . The tribe was going to benefit from this .
It did not look like Zhao Yarou had any hidden intentions behind this either, perhaps just wanted to make another friend . This was a very normal diplomatic move .
However, we have to praise Zhao Yarou for being the first human emperor to formally form an alliance with a beastmen tribe . The benefits of this would be immeasurable .
“Alright, go ahead with your negotiations . I’ll carry on with Li Yue on my side . If we still cannot solve this, I’ll go with our last resort,” said Ye Lang .
“Yeah, we’ll go with the last resort if we still cannot get it . Please be careful though, don’t take too many risks,” said Athena . She wasn’t worried about his plan, just his safety .
“I know . Be careful too . No matter what news you hear about me, you all have to pretend as if nothing had happened, carry on as usual . Remember that, no matter what,” said Ye Lang, emphasizing on his point .
“Alright, I will . ” Athena nodded, she could feel it might be the last time she would meet Ye Lang here . After this, even if she received news that he was in danger, she would not be able to take action for their secret might be revealed .
Zhao Yarou was no ordinary person, she could do whatever she wanted . She might kill Athena and everyone else without hesitation .
Time flew . It was Zhao Yarou’s birthday . Ye Lang still hadn’t seen Li Yue though from the news he received, it wasn’t because of her hating Ye Lang, but her absence was due to the Li family’s protests .
After that day, the Li family was strongly against the relationship between Li Yue and Ye Lang, for his behaviour that day had greatly disappointed them . Most importantly, Li Tianjun and his wife were very disappointed in Li Yue’s attitude too . They wanted to nip this relationship in the bud as soon as possible .
All Ye Lang could do was wait . He couldn’t just show up at their house and beg them to let him marry Li Yue, could he?
He had time, so he wasn’t worried .
“Little Five, let’s go . We shouldn’t stay here today, I’m afraid Zhao Yarou might personally visit us,” said Ye Lang . It was very early in the morning, before sunrise- this was borderline ridiculous .
The party was tonight . Even if Zhao Yarou came to catch -no- invite him, she would do it in the afternoon . It was still early .
The rest also felt like Zhao Yarou would not personally extend an invitation either, for she had never done this before .
However, Ye Lang suddenly felt like it was very much possible, he had a feeling . That was why he thought he should leave first .
“Hey, are you really not going to the party?” asked Coldblood Five .
“Nope, I won’t get much out of the party anyway, especially if it turns out like the previous party at the Li Residence . Plus I’ll risk falling into Zhao Yarou’s traps, it’s not worth it at all,”analyzed Ye Lang with a shake of his head .
“Yeah, I guess you’re right . It’s not worth it,” said Coldblood Five .
“Let’s go, we should attend an auction today, then…” When Ye Lang was still listing his plans for the day, a line of people arrived . His plans were ruined .
After he confirmed who they were, there was no need to list out his plans, for another person had already dictated how his day would go .
“Oh fuck, Little Five, look at how crazy this Zhao Yarou is! I can’t believe she sent people here THIS early!” cursed Ye Lang in a low voice . This line of people was from the palace, they were Zhao Yarou’s people . She had sent her men to block off the place so Ye Lang would not be able to slip away .
Even a person as slow as Ye Lang would start to suspect that Zhao Yarou had already figured out who he was . That must be why she sent her men to stop him from leaving .
At the same time, the palace was now a huge, huge trap to Ye Lang . If he entered, he could be trapped inside!
That was why he had to make a decision now . Should he still enter the palace or run away, shaking these people off?
“I want to go see Li Yue, you people don’t have to follow me . ”
No matter what, Ye Lang wanted to shake these people off and meet Li Yue first . He wanted to see if he could get Li Yue to show him the Tianji Armour first, this might be his last chance .
“Apologies, Mr Fox, the empress has given orders to follow you . Her Majesty said we have to follow you even if you visit the washroom,” explained the leader .
“Fuck, this is an infringement of basic human rights!” Ye Lang was furious . Follow him to the toilet too? This was ridiculous!
“Apologies, I do not know what that means . However, we have to obey the empress’ orders, please understand . ”
“Just listen to what he says . He’s powerful,” came Coldblood Five’s advice in his ear .
“I know, I’ve seen him before . He’s one of the top ten masters of the empire . I can’t believe Zhao Yarou thinks I’m THAT good, to send a person like him to watch me,” came Ye Lang’s reply .
Ye Lang was more familiar about the royal matters of the Soaring Sky Empire than most people . He had personally met many people within the palace .
“I think Zhao Yarou knows who you are…”
“I don’t think so, we were not that close… Whatever, so what if she finds out? In a place like this Imperial City, I’ll leave when I want too . Even the palace cannot trap me,” shrugged Ye Lang .
He was not bragging, for he was sure it was true . He was too familiar with this area, he knew all the best places to hide .