Huan Jiu Li scratched his head absently as he was unable to recall.
Madam Huan answered instead, "When Jiu Li joined our family, he was already mute, it has been more than a dozen years since…"
Huan Qing Yan lightly acknowledged; no matter what, she would take note of this matter.
After a short while, they arrived at the execution grounds along the Eastern Great Street. A large crowd had already gathered.
"I heard that they are executing a philandering woman today…"
"Yeah, it is said that she was Imperial Chef Huan's adopted daughter; the Huan Family married her to the Hou Family, but she went to have a relationship with Lord Ninth… to raise a daughter like that, the Huan Family must have poor morals too!"
"All of you aren't aware, the Huan Family gave the Hou Family fifty thousand silvers as compensation, they have already done their due responsibilities. That woman broke off ties
with the Huan Family before she left with Lord Ninth, so she is no longer related to the Huan Family. She is just born cheap, fortunately Lord Emperor is wise and gave her a death penalty."
All sorts of conversations were happening between the individuals within the crowd. All of them were unique.
Madam Huan was a person who would be easily embarrassed. All sorts of expressions flashed across her face when she heard those conversations. Huan Qing Yan on the other hand, treated it as buzz.
The real purpose she came, was to confirm whether Huan Meng Yue would really be beheaded…
On top of the tall execution platform, was a slender woman, she was wearing the yellow dress that Huan Meng Yue often wore…
Her head was lowered, so her hair was covering most of her face. The sorry sight of her being tied up to a wooden structure would make one feel pity for her.
Various rotten vegetables were
were also stuck on her body, people were constantly throwing stuff at her while calling her b*tch, cheap whore, used goods…
The official overseeing the execution said in a loud voice, "The hour has arrived, execute!"
Two executioners untied and brought her down from the pillar. They dragged her towards the beheading stone. Huan Meng Yue began to struggle while crying for mercy, the spirit imprint on her wrist also began to glow, everyone within the execution grounds saw it clearly.
The executioners placed her head on a large slab of stone…
… within a cold underground prison, all sorts of foul decaying smells could be found flooding the environment.
Huan Qing Yan was being locked up in the innermost cell. She was chained in this dark place. On the stone door of the prison was the insignia of the Holy Court, everything that happened up till this point had made her understand that she had no possibility of escaping from this
from this place.
She lost count of the days that had passed; all that Huan Qing Yan hoped for, was for the Ninth Prince to appear and save her from this place.
One day, the stone door finally opened.
Before Huan Qing Yan could react, two Eight Star spirit masters who were the guards here had come in with a piece of parchment. With an emotionless voice, one of them read, "The Holy Court had judged that the woman, Huan Qing Yan, is guilty of colluding with the Demon Clans, her actions had caused great losses to humanity. You are hereby being sentenced to the Deep Fry Execution, the sentence will be implemented immediately!"
When Huan Qing Yan heard the verdict, her soul nearly left her body, "No! I am being framed, I did not collude with the Demons! I want to meet Ninth Prince, the Ninth Prince will save me. Please, I beg you, let me see my fiancé…"
The two guards fiancé…"
The two guards looked at Huan Qing Yan, although their gazes contained some pity and sadness for her, they did not reply. They only proceeded to drag Huan Qing Yan out of prison.
Dragging her away was also a simple task because she had lost her spirit treasure and was now an ordinary person.
After traversing through the various levels of the underground prison, Huan Qing Yan was placed in a prisoner cart*.
(Cuppa: Imagine a cage with two large wheels attached below it for mobility and is pulled by beasts of burden.)
The Deep Fry Execution was one of the cruelest executions that the Holy Court could implement; the judged person would be dumped into a pot of boiling oil to be fried alive. On top of that, after the person was fried to death, their corpse would be thrown to a place where Demons thrive, allowing the Demons to tear up the corpse and be ingested as food!