Emperor Wu didn’t know what to say.
He began to wonder if he had indulged his mother too much. She had become so arrogant and willful that he couldn’t remember what she was like before.
He knew that whenever he indulged his women too much, they became unreasonable.
Why was his mother giving him the same feeling? Or was he overthinking it?
“What are you waiting for? Kill her!” the empress dowager urged.
Zuo Qingluan and Empress Dugu looked at Emperor Wu.
Emperor Wu cleared his throat and put his hands behind his back, as if he was waiting for someone.
When Empress Dugu mentioned the Immortal Spiritual Fruit, he knew that his mother would be furious.
He couldn’t do anything about his mother, but someone else could.
Gao had already sent a servant to fetch Jun Linyuan.
Emperor Wu thought, “It’s time to test how much Jun Linyuan cares for Feng Wu.”
It would take Jun Linyuan at least fifteen minutes to come to court from his residence after he received the message.
Only eight minutes had passed so far, so the servant should have just arrived at the crown prince’s residence.
Emperor Wu thought that he needed to stall for a few more minutes.
But he was wrong.
He heard footsteps outside.
“All hail His Royal Highness —”
Emperor Wu drew in his breath because Jun Linyuan had arrived much sooner than he had expected. Everyone turned in that direction.
Zuo Qingluan had a bad feeling when she heard the announcement.
She had only revealed the secret to the empress dowager because Jun Linyuan had forgiven Feng Wu. She wanted the empress dowager to hate Feng Wu so that she could put some pressure on Jun Linyuan.
Jun Linyuan arrived with his usual demeanor.
His intimidating aura filled the room.
It was an aura which overpowered Emperor Wu’s.
And he was unapproachable.
Everyone in the room could sense his energy.
Feng Xun came in after Jun Linyuan.
He gave Zuo Qingluan a taunting look, and Zuo Qingluan had to pretend that she didn’t see it.
She had a feeling that she was going to be humiliated again.
She tried to convince herself that it wasn’t going to happen.
The empress dowager was excited to see Jun Linyuan. She grabbed his hand and said, “Junjun! My Baby Jun…” Baby Jun… Feng Xun wanted to laugh, but he forced himself to keep a straight face.
Boss Jun would kill him if he laughed.
Jun Linyuan frowned and said coldly, “Grandmother!”
He had talked to the empress dowager twice about the way she addressed him.
His tone reminded the empress dowager of their conversation, so she took his hand and said obsequiously, “Sure, sure, I won’t call you that. But you’ve been so careless! How could you let someone trick you like that? If Zuo Qingluan hadn’t told me, I would never have known so many things.”
Zuo Qingluan glared at the empress dowager.
How could she say that?!
To make herself seem a neutral party, Zuo Qingluan had told the whole thing to Empress Dugu, who had then told the empress dowager; why would the empress dowager blame everything on her? You’re ruining my reputation, you old hag!