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Fairy Yingxue did not know how to defend herself anymore. It was true that she was nothing compared to the Divine Lord; someone who was not even qualified to be the Divine Lord’s servant. The Divine Lord would have never even heard of her name.
“Prince Nianmo, it was my mistake. I should not have mentioned my name in the same breath as the Divine Lord.”
“You have finally realized your worth. Do you think that you can put yourself on par with me, then?”
“I… I dare not.”
“If so, who do you think you are to make comments on my personal affair?” At this point, Di Fuyi’s expression was serious, and he was clearly asserting his authority.
Fairy Yingxue said nothing more. She kneeled and apologized to him. “I know that I have made a terrible mistake. Please forgive me, my prince.”
Completely ignoring her presence, Di Fuyi gently swirled the tea leaves in his cup. Then, he looked at the Emperor Immortal with a tight smile. “Your highness, I remember clearly that there is a law, stating that if any celestial being is found guilty of distorting facts and giving a false account about the Emperor Immortal, he or she shall be punished by having their tongue removed. Therefore, I could not help but wonder about the punishment that should be placed upon anyone who talks bad about me.”
The Emperor Immortal was not aware of such a punishment. “About that…”
Nonchalantly, Di Fuyi took a sip of his tea, then placed it back gently onto the table. “Of course, if you think that my status is merely insignificant, negligible enough to be slandered by anyone, you may disregard my previous request.” He had put the Emperor Immortal into a difficult position.
Anxiously, the Emperor Immortal gave Di Fuyi a complicated look. He had always thought that Shen Nianmo was only a child. Foolishly, he thought that it would be easy to persuade a child. To his utter surprise, he turned out to be a formidable child. His words were as sharp as a razor.
Di Fuyi was the son of the Divine Lord, and this position was even nobler than the Emperor Immortal’s. If one chose to slander him, the punishment should be severer. Before the Emperor Immortal took the throne, Fairy Yingxue was a close friend of his. Taking advantage of their friendship, Fairy Yingxue gradually became more outspoken. If anything or anyone displeased her, she was not afraid to voice out her criticism. Today was finally the day she learned her lesson from Di Fuyi.
The Emperor Immortal wanted to defend for her, but Di Fuyi intimidated him. From the look in his eyes, Di Fuyi somewhat resembled his father, the Divine Lord. He knew very well that the prince was indeed offended, sparing no chance for Fairy Yingxue. Her punishment would serve as a warning to others.
The Emperor Immortal did not want to offend anyone from Fantian Palace, so he had to order for the punishment of Fairy Yingxue. In addition to having her tongue removed, she would be punished with a thunder strike as well.
Fairy Yingxue did not see this coming. Eagerly, she bowed before the emperor repeatedly to beg for her mercy. In her defense, other celestial beings bowed as well. Their opinions were generally centered about the Celestial Flower Party, saying that it would not be appropriate to spill blood on such an important day.
The Emperor Immortal fixed his eyes on Di Fuyi, waiting for his response. Di Fuyi smiled but said nothing. He only watched quietly as all of them bowed before the emperor. Intuitively, the Emperor Immortal could not help but think that the celestial beings were a little dumb. They should not be bowing before the emperor, for he was not the one that they had offended.
He pitied Fairy Yingxue. As a last resort, he directed an audio message to her, telling her to beg for mercy from Di Fuyi instead. Enlightened, Fairy Yingxue quickly turned to Di Fuyi and begged for mercy. The others followed suit.
After a while, Di Fuyi finally answered, “Your highness, should you amend the law, only because the offenders keep begging for mercy?”
The Emperor Immortal knewthat he would respond as such. It was impossible to change the law. He heaved a sigh of helplessness, for there was nothing he could do but to send Fairy Yingxue away for her punishment.
Fairy Yingxue collapsed at the final decision; she was unable to improve the situation. The others shut their mouths like a clam. There were a few more who were involved in the gossips. Seeing the punishment made them regret their mistakes. Immediately, they took a few steps to the back to look as if they were never there.
Gu Xijiu watched quietly as the entire incident unfolded. Deep down, she was impressed by Di Fuyi’s approach.