The Indomitable Master of Elixirs - Chapter 998 - Courting Disaster (2)[Updated at: 2021-01-14 05:07:31]
Chapter 998: Courting Disaster (2)
Hu Xiao’s face was somewhat pale. He had been forcefully pressed to the ground and he felt a chill spread from the ground to his body.
The trace of an icy smile lingered on Ji Fengyan’s lips. She raised her chin slightly and the coldness in her expression slowly became apparent. “What is the Kingdom of Fu Xiang?”
Hu Xiao’s expression looked slightly stunned.
Ji Fengyan narrowed her eyes slightly.
“I have heard your Imperial Concubine’s message. I now only have two words in response.” She paused. “Dream on.”
Hu Xiao’s eyes widened. He would never have imagined that the Queen of Hua Xia completely looked down on the Kingdom of Fu Xiang.
“Surely you don’t mean to make the Kingdom of Fu Xiang your enemy!” He shouted hoarsely.
Ji Fengyan looked disdainfully at Hu Xiao. “Do you think I’m frightened?”
Hu Xiao’s eyes almost fell out of his head. He had never seen such a presumptuous monarch.
With just tens of thousands of citizens, it actually dared to go head-to-head with a country with a population of a few million. Was she crazy?
Ji Fengyan’s unyielding stanch also frightened Mai Ya. She was so dumbstruck that she did not recover for a moment.
Ji Fengyan had no more interest in talking nonsense with Hu Xiao. She glanced at Gong Zhiyu. Without another word, Gong Zhiyu used his hand as a knife, and chopped at Hu Xiao’s throat. Hu Xiao did not even have time to moan before he lost consciousness. The guards were also completely subdued by the members of the Blood Tribe.
Mai Ya stared as she watched Hu Xiao and the other guards being dragged away. Her eyes were full of shock. She suddenly snapped out of her trance and realized that she had brought calamity on the Kingdom of Hua Xia. She frantically looked at Ji Fengyan and said, “Queen, this is all my fault. I do not wish to burden you. I… I will go with them.”
Mai Ya did not wish to die, but she had witnessed everything that had happened before her eyes. This Imperial Concubine was not willing to give her any chance of survival. No matter where she fled to, they would always pursue her. No matter how large the world was, there was no refuge for her. Further, Ji Fengyan had chosen to protect her and this had greatly moved Mai Ya. Now she was even more unwilling to drag this lovely kingdom into danger.
Ji Fengyan looked at Mai Ya, who was about to cry from panic. The cold look in her eyes slowly vanished.
Instead, it was Linghe who had been standing silently by the side and watching events unfold, who could not bear to see Mai Ya so grieved. He said, “Princess Mai Ya, don’t blame yourself. I can tell you that this has nothing to do with you.”
Mai Ya’s eyes were already full of tears. When she heard Linghe’s words, she hurriedly shook her head.
“How can it have nothing to do with me? If not for me, the Kingdom of Fu Xiang would not threaten you and would not become hostile to them. The Kingdom of Hua Xia is newly established, how can it withstand the duress of war?”
With that, Mai Ya actually burst into tears.
Faced with her tears, Ji Fengyan did not know whether to laugh or to cry. She could only look at Linghe to comfort her.
Linghe also felt helpless. He could only resign himself and stepped forward. He understood her feelings and tried to speak logically. “It really has nothing to do with you. It’s just that the Kingdom of Fu Xiang is courting disaster…”
What kind of person was Ji Fengyan? She single-handedly dared to go head-to-head with the mighty Kingdom of the Sacred Dragon. Not only had she killed the princess in their capital, she was the crazy person who had turned the entire capital upside down. No one understood better than Linghe why she had come to the Free Valley and established the Kingdom of Hua Xia.
Ji Fengyan had enough of being ordered around by others. She had enough of being bound by convention and other people’s threats. This had made her want to establish a place where no one could control her.
Further, the Kingdom of Fu Xiang was courting disaster. Not only did they want Ji Fengyan to hand over Mai Ya, they actually dared to try to force the Kingdom of Hua Xia to become one of its vassals, and even wanted Ji Fengyan to pay tribute?!