Baili Zhentao, Su Wanjing, and Baili Haoxuan were frozen, stupefied.
Focusing on the stunning face in front of them, they clearly felt it was somewhat familiar!
Although they were reluctant to admit it, in their hearts, they clearly knew that this woman really was Baili Hongzhuang!
Whether it was looks or voice, they were practically the same. The only difference was her temperament, which had undergone an earth shattering change.
Baili Yuyan's face was extremely ugly to behold. She just couldn't accept the fact right in front of her.
She had always thought that her plans were always perfect. But if this woman in front of her really was Baili Hongzhaung, then wouldn’t that mean Baili Hongzhuang saw everything that she did?
Then as a result, Baili Hongzhuang can seek revenge!
She had even told the public that Baili Yuyan snatched Xuanyuan Huan from her own little sister.
Other than Baili Hongzhuang, who else could've known what happened so clearly?
Xuanyuan Huan was also shocked. Earlier, he had definitely probed around, and made sure that Hongzhuang and Baili Hongzhaung were entirely unrelated.
But he never even dreamed that the two were actually the same person.
How could she have changed so much?
He had seen Baili Hongzhaung many times, and she was always been unbearably ugly and submissive. She couldn't catch even the slightest bit of his interest.
But looking at her body blooming with a womanly brilliance, how could it possibly be the Baili Hongzhaung he loathed?
It was impossible for somebody to change their appearance so much in such a short time…… Before, was Baili Hongzhuang deliberately hiding her looks?
Thinking of this, Xuanyuan Huan's expression became too ugly to be described.
Since Baili Hongzhuang arguably had no real reason to hide her looks, it could only mean one thing- She didn't want to marry him!
Recalling when he had proposed to her, and how she had rejected him without hesitation, it must've been payback! He had abandoned her, so now she's rejecting him!
He rejected her, so that must've been why she had thought that he was so unbearable!
Xuanyuan Yutian and Jiang Jinying looked at each other, doubt in their eyes.
This elegant woman in front of them was Xuanyuan Huan's betrothed that was said to be trash?
"General Baili, what is this? Didn't she grow blind?"
Xuanyuan Yutian's voice was heavy. He had cancelled the engagement because he had heard that Baili Hongzhuang had gone blind, but this woman standing here and the woman from the rumors were completely different!
Cold sweat dripped from Baili Zhentao's forehead as he said hastily, "Reporting to the Emperor, Baili Hongzhuang had indeed lost her sight earlier, but had been cured recently."
Suddenly questioned, Baili Zhentao could only fumble up some words. In fact, even he had no idea what happened!
"Cured?" Xuanyuan Yutian frowned, "Then why didn't you say so?"
"This…… This little official had only just found out." Droplets of cold sweat oozed out from Baili Zhentao. If his answer wasn't good, then he'd be faulted for deceiving the Emperor!
"General, Godly Doctor Square has been open before Janurary even started. How could you've only found out today?" Li Chengqian asked.
In his heart, Baili Zhentao silently cursed all 18 generations of Li Chengqian's family and said, "Baili Hongzhaung hid it from us, so we didn't know anything."
Seeing Baili Zhentao's panicked, quibbling appearance, although Xuanyuan Huan's face was filled with displeasure, he stopped his questioning.
"We'll talk about this later!"
Baili Zhentao's head bobbed up and down, his heart constantly thinking over what to say next time to the Emperor.
The most important thing is how he himself had no idea!
The drafting feast continued, and the Empress began to select some girls, one by one, and asked them to leave. They all left in a rush, embarrassed.
Baili Hongzhuang lazily sampled the royal snacks as the palace maids and eunuchs shuttled back and forth, constantly replacing them with new desserts.
The two black and white furballs watched the scene as if they had just seen a 10 foot high cake, almost about to drool.
Baili Hongzhuang was clearly in a good mood and warned the kids not to stray too far before letting them out to play.
Dibei Chen sat by Baili Hongzhuang's side, a light smile on his face as he asked, "You aren't even a little bit worried?"
"What do you think about Baili Zhentao's status in Feng Bo country?"
Baili Hongzhuang raised an eyebrow as she took a grape and ate it.
Dibei Chen revealed a smile. With just a few words, he understood what Baili Hongzhaung had meant.
Because Baili Zhentao always rushed headlong into the battlefield, his status was deeply ingrained in Feng Bo country.
Nowadays, the most suitable general to lead the fierce soldiers was Baili Zhentao so Xuanyuan Yutian would be forced to consider the bigger picture, and so would only punish a little to prevent a lot.
Although Baili Hongzhuang wasn't exactly close to Baili Zhentao, she was still to be considered his daughter. There wouldn't be any life threatening dangers.
"You've dealt a great hand, however now Baili Yuyan's really wretched."
Following Dibei Chen's line of sight, she noticed Baili Yuyan encompassed by a group of girls. Even with the distance, she could still hear their sarcastic words.
"You feel sorry for her?" Baili Hongzhuang asked.
She couldn't feel that Baili Yuyan was wretched. The sarcastic and mocking comments were only her first taste.
But she, Baili Hongzhuang, had lived in such an environment her entire life.
Even though Baili Yuyan's reputation wasn't very good now, the General Household had never made her suffer. But for her?
Never full, always hungry, and even a servant could come and bully her as they pleased. In comparison, even now Baili Yuyan was already treated far better than her.
Dibei Chen shook his head, "No, I don't feel sorry for her."
Baili Hongzhaung's eyes flashed, shocked. She had thought everyone would feel bad of Baili Yuyan, but why did Dibei Chen think differently?
"But I do feel sorry for you."
Dibei Chen's words were serious. When he had investigated Baili Hongzhaung's identity, he had also found out what her life was like before.
It was hard to believe that this arrogant woman here today had actually grown up in that kind of environment. It was no wonder that she didn't feel the least bit bad for Baili Yuyan. If it was him, then he would've been even more merciless!
Baili Hongzhaung's face stiffened. This was the first time she had seen Dibei Chen so serious. Not knowing what else to do, Baili Hongzhuang could only fake calmness as she watched the show, pretending nothing happened, eating her grapes.
"Wifey, are the grapes really that tasty?" Dibei Chen asked with a smile.
Baili Hongzhuang glanced at the plate. She had already eaten all the grapes, and her hand had just been reaching for thin air.
"Pretty tasty." Baili Hongzhuang could only continue to act calm.
Dibei Chen grinned and pushed his own platter of grapes to Baili Hongzhuang, "Since you like it, eat some more."
Baili Hongzhuang stared at Dibei Chen before continuing to eat the grapes. In fact…… these grapes were actually really, really good!
"Baili Hongzhuang, what tricks are you playing!"
Baili Haoxuan walked briskly to Baili Hongzhuang, his young face filled with disgust.
At first, when he had just seen Baili Hongzhaung, Baili Haoxuan also astonished. But then he remembered that his older sister's current predicament was all because of Baili Hongzhaung!
This woman truly made him feel disgusted from the bottom of his heart!
"What do my tricks have to do with you?" Baili Hongzhuang sneered at him.
Since childhood, Baili Haoxuan and her had never got along. Although she never did a thing, Baili Haoxuan would always try to harm her whenever he got a chance.
If you could describe Baili Yuyan as spoiled, then Baili Haoxuan would be considered ruthless!
Baili Haoxuan's face was dark as he growled through clenched teeth, "You did this to my sister today, I won't let you off!"
As he spoke, Baili Haoxuan raised his glass, splashing it towards Baili Hongzhuang's face!
Baili Hongzhuang's charming face turned cold. Just as she was about to move, Dibei Chen acted. He stepped forward and swung open his fan, blocking all the water.
Baili Haoxuan's face paled as he looked at Dibei Chen. Could Dibei Chen and Baili Hongzhuang possibly be in a relationship? Otherwise, why else would he help her?
While Baili Haoxuan was confused, Baili Hongzhaung had already picked up a pot of wine and threw it at his head.
The wine ran down Baili Haoxuan's face, dripping on the floor, ringing with a crisp sound.
The originally extraordinary handsome Baili Haoxuan had turned into a drenched chicken. He looked up at Baili Hongzhuang, stunned.
Up until now, Baili Hongzhuang had never dared to fight back whenever he bullied her.
What’s been happening with Baili Hongzhaung recently? Everything's different from before!
The corners of her mouth widened into a thoughtful smile. Baili Hongzhaung leaned over to whisper in Baili Haoxuan's ear, "Now, it's not you who won't let me off, but I….. who won't let you off."
"I…….I won't let you off."
His voice was both confused and threatening. Baili Haoxuan still felt as if her breath was by his ear, her words chilling the air, giving him an ominous premonition.
"Baili Hongzhuang, who cares if you're blind or not? You're still that trash, unable to withstand a single blow!"
Baili Haoxuan forced himself to ignore it, his words strong and overbearing.
Baili Hongzhuang walked back, a smile still on her face as she spat out the words one by one, "Come, at, me!"
Baili Haoxuan snorted coldly and left angrily. He didn't believe that trash would be able to do anything!
After the evening banquet ends, she'll be the one out of luck!
Watching Baili Hongzhuang's performance, Dibei Chen smiled. "You've just offended all of the General's Household again. It's a rather dangerous spot for you to return to now."
"Since I've come out, I never had any plans on returning to the General's Household."
Baili Hongzhuang's eyes were cold. Even if she were to tell Baili Zhentao that she wasn't trash, it was unlikely that anything would change. He had always despised her since the day she was born.
Dibei Chen's smile widened, "Well if wifey has nowhere to go, then my Chen Imperial Palace will always welcome you."
Baili Hongzhuang's expression turned disdainful. How come every time the guy begins to act decent, he just has to reveal his true colors!
As they chattered, the drafting feast began to finish. Empress Jiang Jinying asked for Xuanyuan Huan for his opinion, a smile on her face, "Huan, who do you like?"
Today's drafting feast not only for them to select a Crown Princess, but also for Xuanyuan Huan to get some concubines and servants. This, Xuanyuan Huan can choose himself.
Xuanyuan Yutian also smiled, "If there's any woman you favor, just say her name."