Chapter 552: Limit Broken
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Soon, Lord Yuan was stripped off his minister’s garb and flogged over a bench, screaming and howling as he met his punishment. Every other minister at court was sweating buckets in fear and appearing grave, with almost none of them becoming limp.
Even Sun Zichu, the minister of the right, the boldest amongst them was shivering slightly and sliding glances at the minister of the left, Qiu Ying’An. Noticing that the other man was shivering uncontrollably, as well, Sun Zichu promptly felt his mood evening out—his counterpart might often act as if he was much more senior and mature just because he was a few years older than him, it was delightful to find the man shaking like himself from fear.
The morning court eventually ended, with every minister almost fainting from sheer terror.
Each of them was unwittingly wiping sweat off their foreheads as they stepped out of the throne room, even if it was a cold day out there. After all, the terror in their heart crushed that icy climate.
“I didn’t think that you would be afraid, minister of the left. You do pride yourself for being straightlaced and honest, or perhaps you had done something that is worth feeling guilty about in secret?”
Sun Zichu asked Qiu Ying’An coolly even as the other man walked ahead of himself, a sinister smile showing on his lips.
Qiu Ying’An paused at that, snorted coldly and continued hurrying forward.
Was he one to talk?
Han Moze returned to the Divine Throne and sat behind his desk. Even so, he could not seem to get the memorials in his head no matter how much he read them, and could not help rubbing his temples in pain.
Damn it! That woman was all he could think about!
She was gone for three whole days now!
Why wasn’t she coming back?
Did she not know that he missed her?
Did she not care about him at all?
Scowling, he swept every memorial to the floor and strode out of the room.
Reaching the Fallen Phoenix Palace and finding it silent, he continued towards the back of the palace, once again in the direction of the hot springs.
That woman really wasn’t coming back!
Han Moze abruptly slammed a palm at the only bed in the Fallen Phoenix Palace.
The bed was vaporized!
Feeling much better than, he left with a cold look, both hands clenched as a gesture of his temper and indignation in his heart.
In the distant Divine Lake, Liu Rushuang suddenly opened her beautiful eyes.
She seemed to see that tyrant’s fuming look, and it was really frightening.
Her instincts told her that the tyrant’s limit was three days at most, and that there would be unimaginable consequences if she broke that limit.
She abruptly heard Little White Flower’s soft voice beside her ear.
Liu Rushuang turned to find that Little White Flower had become a little celestial once again. Her jade-green hair was spread over her shoulders and her little face a pretty crystalline white.
Liu Rushuang could not help reaching out to stroke the child’s indescribably adorable cheeks and smiled, “Let’s visit the nearest city, and we’ll return to the palace in the afternoon. Alright?”
Little White Flower promptly frowned. Although she had forgotten why she must prevent Liu Rushuang from returning to the palace, she should stop her regardless, because her instincts told her that something bad would happen to Liu Rushuang.
Meanwhile, Nangong Ba was still lying on the surface of the lake. A sinister look showed momentarily on his face when he heard Little White Flower, though he felt mostly miserable because he did not want Shuang’er to return to the palace.
“Milady, could you stay with me at Lotus Lake Island for a few more days, please?”
Little White Flower was virtually begging when she saw Liu Rushuang’s hesitation.
Liu Rushuang could feel inexhaustible strength because she had been lying in the Divine Lake. It seemed that her children like it here too, and she flexed her limbs a little.
After thinking about it for a while, she smiled, “Alright, I’ll stay here for a few more days.”
Little White Flower grinned. “You’re so nice, milady. Let’s go to play now.”