You Cannot Afford To Offend My Woman - Chapter 172.1
Before even arriving at the doorway of the palace hall, Donghuang Li heard the sound of people talking coming out from the palace hall. Seems like mother is still busy. I will just wait outside first then, it’s better to not disturb mother.
Within the palace hall, Donghuang Baizhi was sitting on a purple gold chair and taking sips of tea. From her slightly wrinkled brows, it could be seen that she was feeling slightly on edge.
Below her sat two elders, Yuan De and Xing Han.
“Empress, Ying Family has already received our message, and they agreed to the marriage without any second thought.” Yuan De’s face was filled with jubilation. The marriage between Donghuang Family and Ying Family is a win-win situation. And if the empress is able to give birth to a male baby, things like the three big powers wouldn’t exist anymore as Donghuang Family would become an existent that is above the two other families!
Xing Han said gravely, “Empress, Ji Family seems to have some small movements. From the looks of it, it seems like they want to destruct the marriage between our family and Ying Family.”
Yuan De snorted, “Do Ji Family think that they can contend against two families? Ji Family is truly overestimating their own capabilities.”
“The marriage this time concerns the change of the entire current state. Even the aristocratic families, big sects, and big families are starting to become a bit restless.” Xing Han was a bit worried. Although the marriage is a good thing, there are a lot of people who do not want to see such a marriage go through, especially Ji Family.
While resting her mandible on her right hand, Donghuang Baizhi asked faintly, “What are the reactions of the north’s aristocratic families?”
Yuan De paused for a moment, then wrinkled his brows and said, “All five of the aristocratic families have handed over their letters to us, three families expressed their good wishes to us, while two other families opposed the marriage.”
“What is the reason that they are opposing the marriage?” Donghuang Baizhi asked calmly.
After Yuan De and Xing Han took a look at each other, Xing Han said gravely, “The empress is holy and grandeur, how could ordinary people be worthy of the empress!”
Donghuang Baizhi laughed lightly and did not say anything towards that.
After a while, Donghuang Baizhi asked, “What is the internal situation of Ying Family right now?”
“When Ying Family’s big prince received this news, he seemed to have been a bit unhappy. Meanwhile, Ying Family’s second prince, Ying Kangshi, is currently at Sanya inviting people from all around to come and participate in his feast.” Xing Han said with a slight smile.
Donghuang Baizhi said calmly, “He sure is happy.”
“That is natural, to be able to marry the empress, it is thanks to the fortune that he had cultivated from his previous life. Also, the betrothal gift is currently being prepared. During tomorrow morning, once the auspicious time arrived, the group that will be sending the betrothal gift to Ying Family will be able to set off.”
The crisp sound interrupted everyone’s conversation. Yuan De’s and Xing Han’s expression sunk as their bodies immediately disappeared on the spot and appeared outside of the palace hall.
When they saw Donghuang Li who had an astonished look on her face, they immediately kneeled down and gave their greetings, “Little highness.”
Donghuang Baizhi slowly walked out of the palace hall. Looking at the cup that was dropped on the floor, and her daughter who seemed dazed, Donghuang Baizhi said, “Regarding the matter of the betrothal gift, you two can do as you see fit. Go and check if anyone saw Ah Li, if anyone did, you two should know what to do.”
Donghuang Baizhi carried onto her absent-minded daughter and disappeared from the palace hall entrance. When they appeared again, they arrived within the small courtyard house.
After lightly placing her daughter who was within her embrace down, Donghuang Baizhi said gravely, “Kneel down!”
Donghuang Li just stood there in a daze. Her mind was currently in disarray. Mother is actually going to marry someone, she doesn’t want me anymore, and she also doesn’t want father anymore.
“Kneel down!” Donghuang Baizhi shouted out in a low voice. It is fortunate that Ah Li did not cause a serious mistake to be made tonight. However, Ah Li is truly too mischievous.
Donghuang Li could be heard saying with her tender voice, “I’m not kneeling down!”
“Do you dare to say that again!” Donghuang Baizhi looked at her daughter in disbelief. She actually knows how to talk back to me now.
“I’m not kneeling, I hate mother!” Donghuang Li’s body trembled, and tears began flowing out from her eyes.
Donghuang Baizhi’s expression immediately changed as she raised her hand up high.
However, Donghuang Li was not scared in the slightest bit as she looked straight at her mother who now seemed unfamiliar to her.
In the end, Donghuang Baizhi did not slap onto Donghuang Li with her hand. Donghuang Baizhi kept back her hand and asked, “Ah Li, why do you hate mother? Is it because mother caged you here in this courtyard house?”
Donghuang Li was just like a little adult as she said to her mother, “Mother, you are being unfaithful to father!”
“Your father is dead, so why do I have to be faithful to him!”
“In any case, if mother is going to marry another man, mother is being unfaithful to father. Furthermore, if mother were to give birth to another baby, mother would definitely not want Ah Li anymore.” Upon thinking that her mother would no longer come to the courtyard house and visit her, Donghuang Li began crying even harder.
Donghuang Baizhi sighed, then hugged onto her obstinate daughter. Who knew, Donghuang Li was completely not willing to let her mother hug onto her as she struggled away from her mother’s embrace.
“Ah Li, you do not need to worry about adults’ matters, all you need to do is to properly do your homework.”
Donghuang Li could be seen kneeling onto the ground and pleading, “Mother, can you not marry another person please? Is it that Ah Li is not doing enough? Ah Li can sleep a few hours lesser in the future. As long as it is able to make mother happy, Ah Li can do whatever that mother requests Ah Li to do.”
Donghuang Baizhi was emotionally moved by Donghuang Li. However, Donghuang Baizhi gradually recovered her composure, “Rest early.”
After finish speaking, Donghuang Baizhi walked out of the house. However, right when Donghuang Baizhi closed the door, tears flowed down from her eyes too. However, the tears evaporated very quickly, and the weak look that was on her dissipated. The look that an empress should have appeared on Donghuang Baizhi’s face once again.
Ah Li powerlessly collapsed onto the ground. Mother doesn’t want me anymore…