Xuanyuan Yutian swept over the crowd of youths before finally stopping on Li Chengqian, his gaze revealing a trace of suspicion.
"Prime Minister Li, why don't I see Li Yuyue?"
Li Yuyue was the future Crown Prince Wangfei. If she could give a good performance at the royal hunting competition, she would become much more respected.
When Xuannyuan Huan spoke, everyone's faces looked as if they were preparing to watch a good play.
The atmosphere turned tense. Li Chengqian was just waiting for a chance to teach Baili Hongzhuang and Dibei Chen a lesson. If the Emperor just so happened to mention it, he could take the chance to strike.
Just as expected, Li Chengqian's face instantly flushed with anger. His eyes stared at Baili Hongzhuang, filled with rage as if he wanted to boil her into stew right then and there.
"You should ask Chen Wangfei about this!" Li Chengqian said coldly.
Hearing his words, Xuanyuan Yutian looked at Baili Hongzhuang astonished.
He had heard before that Baili Hongzhuang and Li Yuyue had a conflict in Nichang Market. Could this be related to that?
"Prime Minister Li, speak clearly. I can't understand what you mean."
Baili Hongzhuang face was indifferent. Even though she knew Li Chengqian would definitely seize the opportunity to attack her, she simply didn't care.
Seeing Baili Hongzhuang's attitude, Li Chengqian's eyes were replaced with hatred.
"Emperor, right now Chen Wang and Chen Wangfei are acting so arrogant as if no one else mattered.Yesterday at Chen Wang's hand, Yuyue was actually injured."
"Yuyue truly wanted to take part in the royal hunting competition, but her injury was actually very severe and was in no condition to participate in the competition." Li Chengqian's voice grew more and more emotional, "Emperor, you must give Yuyue justice, ah!"
Xuanyuan Yutian and Jiang Jinying's faces changed when they heard his words. From Li Chengqian's words, they knew that it must be true. But up until today, Dibei Chen was always bearing it patiently. Why would he suddenly change his attitude now?
But they knew Dibei Chen's original identity. However, for the past three years, Dibei Chen had always been low-key and enduring it silently. They had thought Dibei Chen no longer had any prospects, so they grew more and more careless about him.
Now Dibei Chen's attitude suddenly changed back to his original mannerisms. Is it because he wanted to protect Baili Hongzhuang? Or could it be……. He finally had the resources to go back?
Thinking what might happen, Xuanyuan Yutian and Jiang Jinying's hearts trembled.
If it was truly such, Dibei Chen must not be allowed!
"Chen Wangfei, do you have anything to say?" Xuanyuan Yutian asked, remaining calm and collected.
Li Chengqian's status in Feng Bo country wasn't ordinary.
Baili Hongzhuang's eyes shined with scorn, asking, "Prime Minister Chen avoided the important and only spoke of trivial things. Why don't you say why you came to the Prince's palace in the first place?"
Hearing her words, everyone couldn't help but look at Li Chengqian curiously. Even now, they all thought it was very strange that Li Chengqian and Li Yuyue had gone to Chen Palace. It was just too odd.
Li Chengqian's face changed slightly, his brain continually thinking of excuses why Li Yuyue couldn't come to the royal hunting competition
Although he was ashamed and resentful about Li Yuyue getting wounded yesterday, it gave him a very good excuse for him to cover everything up.
He didn't know how so many people already knew of this, but right now, it was better to just say it instead of hiding it.
Whether it was Dibei Chen or Baili Hongzhuang, nobody could compare to his status and identity. From what he saw of the Emperor's attitude to Dibei Chen, he was sure the Emperor would stand on his side.
"A few days ago, Yuyue and Chen Wangfei had a little conflict so I brought Yuyue to Chen Palace to clear the resentment between us. But I didn't expect for Chen Wangfei to speak so rudely or for Chen Wangye to actually send someone to seriously wound Yuyue."
"Chen Wangye and Chen Wangfei's conduct is just truly too much!"
Li Chengqian's words were filled with righteousness, acting as if Baili Hongzhuang and Dibei Chen's actions were disgraceful and outrageous.
Facing Li Chengqian's criticism, the scorn in Baili Hongzhuang's eyes only grew deeper as her lips widened into a smile.
"Prime Minister Li, how could you not blush saying such things?"
"What I said were facts, why would I blush!" Li Chengqian insisted.
Baili Hongzhuang glanced at the crowd around them, "Prime Minister Li might as well ask everyone here. Does anyone think he is saying the truth?"
Everyone lowered their heads one after another. In fact, nobody believed Li Chengqian's words were the truth.
With Li Chengqian and Li Yuyue's temper, not forcing Dibei Chen and Baili Hongzhuang kowtow in an apology would already be pretty good. Going personally to seek reconciliation, how could that be possible?
Seeing everyone's faces, Li Chengqian's complexion turned ugly, "What do you mean?"
"Justice for myself is the will of the people." Baili Hongzhuang raised her eyebrow, "Since you brought up the topic yourself, I don't mind saying the truth."
"Emperor, yesterday Li Chengqian and Li Yuyue went to Chen Palace just to speak rudely, ordering people by pointing the chin to make me treat an illness. Then he made jeering remarks, saying Wangye was your illegitimate child."
"So in his anger, Wangye sent someone to take action."
Everybody sucked in a cold breath as Baili Hongzhuang finished her words, staring at her shock.
Until now, news of Dibei Chen being the Emperor's illegitimate child was always spread around secretly.
Although Xuanyuan Yutian already heard of it, nobody would dare to say come out and say it directly. But didn't Baili Hongzhuang just do that?
Xuanyuan Yutian's brows couldn't help but raise, "Is this true?"
"Emperor, you cannot listen to her drivel!"
Li Chengqian immediately tried to justify himself. If even a bit was revealed, his position was at risk ah!
"Baili Hongzhuang is saying this to escape the blame. Emperor, please see clearly!"
"Emperor, Li Chengqian was always trying to hide that Li Yuyue's face had gotten a disease. Even today, in order to conceal it, he shrank from responsibility and tried to push all the blame onto my body. As long as Emperor sends someone to the Prime Minister's mansion, you will understand."
Baili Hongzhuang continued to remain calm. As early as yesterday, she had already expected for something like this to happen.
Li Chengqian's position was rather high and would surely try to avoid all responsibility while pushing it all onto her. But apart from the Emperor and Empress, nobody knew of Dibei Chen's identity. Therefore, along with Dibei Chen's sudden rise, their positions would be incomparable!
Seeing Baili Hongzhuang speak so reasonably, everybody was somewhat partial to Baili Hongzhuang. After all, Li Yuyue not coming today was just too suspicious.
Li Chengqian instantly turned ugly. In accordance with his plan, the Emperor shouldn't have allowed Baili Hongzhuang to even explain, but the situation right now was entirely different from what he had thought.
Li Chengqian still wanted to explain. If the Emperor truly sent a person to check the Prime Minister's mansion, the secret would no longer be possible to cover up!
Xuanyuan Yutian waved his hand, "This affair will stay in the royal hunting competition and will be discussed after."