Lu Yang’s pressuring speech made Shen Mo’s complexion turned gravely pale. He couldn’t help but retreat a couple of steps with a peculiar gaze in his eyes.
Emperor Leng’s complexion gradually became gloomy when he saw Shen Mo’s expression.
‘Can it be Leng Yan was speaking the truth that the son I trusted the most actually wants to harm me?!’
His gaze was gloomy when he thought about that. He asked coldly, “I hope you can give me an explanation for this!”
Shen Mo took in a deep breath before he replied coldly, “So what it is true? It is your son that told me to do this. Moreover, he promised me that if I succeed, he will give me the Alchemy Book! Hence, everything that happens here doesn’t have anything to do with me!”
It was useless for Shen Mo to deny this time so Shen Mo straightforwardly admitted.
Emperor Leng’s originally gravely pale complexion became increasingly pale upon hearing that. With his thin lips trembling slightly, he shot a disappointed gaze at Leng Yun. With a sorrowful gaze, he said, “Unfilial son! You actually dared to do such a disgraceful act!”
Leng Yun’s legs softened, making him sit on the ground. Cold sweat flowed profusely down his face as he closed his eyes in despair…
‘I’ve lost. I have even lost terribly!’
“Someone!” Emperor Leng closed his eyes and instructed coldly, “Take down the Fourth Prince and imprison him in the Heaven Prison. We shall decide what his sentence will be another day!”
His voice was tremendously feeble but anyone could hear the shakiness within his voice.
Leng Yun came back to his senses. He abruptly pounced toward Emperor Leng as he apologized, “Royal Father, your son knows his wrong. Please forgive your son this time Royal Father.”
But a figure blocked his path before he could reach before Emperor Leng.
“Hehe!” Leng Yuan chuckled mockingly. He then said complacently, “Fourth younger brother, you just reaped what you sowed! Who called you to want to plot against Royal Father? Thus, getting such an outcome is your own retribution…”
Leng Yun’s gaze brimmed with despair. He then looked at Emperor Leng with a gaze pleading for forgiveness.
Nonetheless, Emperor Leng no longer glanced at him, slowly closing his eyes.
“Royal Father…” Leng Yun’s heart shuddered.
‘I know Royal Father has given up all hopes on me this time…’
Instantly, there were two guards that walked in from outside. They captured Leng Yun and dragged him out of the room, quickly vanishing from their sight.
Emperor Leng slightly opened his eyes. With a guilt-filled gaze, he said, “Yan Er, We had misunderstood you. We have decided to make you the crown prince in order to express our guilt toward you.”
Actually, Emperor Leng had an ulterior motive when making this decision.
‘Leng Yan is acquainted with a Supreme Realm expert. With him inside the imperial household, the empire will surely be peaceful…’
“No need.” Leng Yan glanced coldly at Emperor Leng and continued with a cold and gloomy voice, “I have only returned here as I’ve heard that you have fallen ill. But I don’t have any request that I seek from you, not to mention being the crown prince. I’ve already gotten used to the life outside, fighting alongside with my teammates, and obtaining missions from the mercenary labour union.”
Emperor Leng’s expression changed abruptly as he chided, “Leng Yan, don’t forget that you are a member of the royal family. How can you form a team with these plebeians?”
Leng Yan’s gaze darkened slowly. With a cold and stern expression, he rebuked, “In your point of view, they are insignificant. But in my heart, they are irreplaceable companions to me. A life of luxury, glory, splendor, wealth and rank can’t surmount the importance of my companions for me.”
He slowly turned around upon saying that. His gaze landed on Mu Ru Yue’s impeccable face, his Adam’s apple rolled slightly.
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