The nobles around Emperor Ye also laughed. His Majesty seemed to really appreciate Yu Sheng. But everyone was surprised to find him, a humanoid monster when fighting, so simple and honest. No one expected that Yu Sheng would give up such an opportunity which many people longed for. Emperor Ye even joked that he had the chance to marry the princess with this opportunity.
"You idiot," Ye Futian scolded under his breath while still smiling. He looked toward the Emperor. "Yu Sheng, there is no jesting in His Majesty's words. Since you get the top three, you should ask for something or you are looking down upon His Majesty."
Hearing Ye Futian's voice, everyone looked at him, startled. That handsome figure, standing there quietly, looked to the Emperor straightforwardly and sincerely as if he was really thinking for the Emperor's good. Even Emperor Ye was astonished. His words seemed to be quite reasonable?
"That's right. Yu Sheng, if you don't ask for a reward, you are looking down upon me. Think about it again." The Emperor smiled at Ye Futian and Yu Sheng. These two little kids are really interesting.
Yu Sheng was bewildered. He looked at the Emperor and then looked at Ye Futian
Hua Jieyu chuckled. He was the same as before.
"Wuchen, what's your request?" The Emperor looked at Ye Wuchen, smiling.
"Your Highness, I would like to pay a visit to the palace's library," Ye Wuchen answered.
The Emperor's eyes flashed. He smiled and said, "You make some good requests. Okay, I promise you."
"Thank you, Your Highness," Ye Wuchen said.
The Emperor finally looked to Ye Futian and asked, "Ye Futian, what do you want?"
"Your Highness, I want to have my teacher cured," Ye Futian said with anticipation in his eyes. This was the reason why he attended the Fenghua Banquet.
Many people were somewhat surprised. Since Ye Futian was so talented, who would his teacher be? And this person seemed to have been injured, so Ye Futian asked for the Emperor's help.
"Where is your teacher and how was he injured?" the Emperor asked.
Ye Futian looked back to the crowd's direction and shouted, "Masteress!"
Hearing Ye Futian, Nandou Wenyin and Tang Lan walked out from the crowd. They helped Hua Fengliu to the Fenghua Platform. Many people were shocked at the trio. Without mentioning their talent, this group was just too good-looking. Ye Futian and Hua Jieyu's good looks went without saying. Now among these three people, Hua Fengliu was handsome with a gentle demeanor while Nandou Wenyin next to him was so elegant, noble, and as beautiful as the queen beside the Emperor. Tang Lan was also very attractive.
"Father, Mother." Hua Jieyu went forward. People suddenly understood their relationships. No wonder Hua Jieyu had such charming features. Then people looked at Ye Futian. This guy had snatched his teacher's daughter; amazing. At the same time, they also vaguely guessed the reason why Ye Futian attended Fenghua Banquet to show his talent. He attended it for his teacher.
"My teacher's life spirit has been destroyed. Later he forced his life spirit to fight, which caused great trauma to his spiritual force," Ye Futian explained. "I heard that only sorcerers from Spiritual Elemental can cure my teacher's injury.Please help me, Your Majesty."
"Can you still release your life spirit?" the Emperor asked, looking at Hua Fengliu.
Hua Fengliu nodded slightly. Then a light shone as if his life spirit appeared but instead of it, the people saw broken fragments of a guqin. People inferred that Hua Fengliu must be a music sorcerer from Ye Futian's music spell.
Emperor Ye also figured out this fact and nodded. "No problem. His injury can be cured."
Ye Futian expected this but was still very comforted to hear this from the Emperor. He bowed and said, "Thank you, Your Majesty."
"Weren't you the one who said that a man would never go against his words? Since I've promised you, I will definitely meet my words," the Emperor said, smiling. Ye Futian smiled too. The Emperor had seen through him.
"Thank you, Your Majesty." Hua Jieyu expressed her thanks too. Would her father's injury finally be cured? Nandou Wenyin and Tang Lan looked at Hua Fengliu and smiled. They then looked at Ye Futian, gratified.
Hua Fengliu was very calm but felt warm inside too. Although this disciple was sometimes shameless, he was still fond of the youth since Ye Futian was very like him.
"Yu Sheng, are you ready?" the Emperor once again asked Yu Sheng.
Yu Sheng looked at Ye Futian and said, "I want to find my teacher."
Ye Futian immediately understood him. Thinking of Yi Xiang, Ye Futian also missed him. That old man must be safe.
"Let me explain," Ye Futian said. From the Emperor's attitude today, Ye Futian thought it would be proper to tell their true identity since the two countries were rivals.
"Okay." Yu Sheng nodded.
Ye Futian looked to the Emperor and said, "I want to ask Your Majesty's forgiveness first."
The Emperor looked at him in puzzlement. Another forgiveness? These guys seemed to have some secrets.
"Say it. I will not punish you," the Emperor said.
"We are not from the Cangye Kingdom," Ye Futian said. Hearing this, many cheery people became silent and studied Ye Futian's group. Ye Futian, Yu Sheng, and Hua Jieyu had displayed amazing talent at this banquet. Now they said they were not the people of this kingdom. They took two of the top three places. This was a slap to the talents of Cangye Kingdom.
The Emperor was slightly stunned but recovered instantly. They were so gifted but not the people of this kingdom. They must have attended the Fenghua Banquet for an ulterior motive.
"Go on," the Emperor said.
"We come from East Sea Prefecture of the Nandou Nation." Ye Futian's words raised an uproar in the surrounding crowd. The Nandou Nation was the enemy of Cangye Kingdom. People from the enemy nation came to their Fenghua Banquet and shone so brightly.
"I cultivated in Donghai Academy, but on the last day of the Divine calendar," Ye Futian continued, "Emperor Luo suddenly ordered to execute us. Thanks to the elders' fight to the death to protect us, we escaped safely to the Cangye Kingdom."
Emperor Ye nodded lightly. He looked at Hua Jieyu, smiled and said, "No wonder I am familiar with her life spirit. She must have an uncommon identity, right?"
"My masteress comes from the Nandou clan, the past noble family of Nandou Nation, but the Nandou family was also ordered to kill us." Ye Futian did not conceal anything since the Emperor had guessed it. The East Sea Prefecture was in such unrest. If Emperor Ye wanted to investigate, it was very easy to find out. It would be better for him to tell everything straightforwardly.
"The past royal familyso she was a former princess." Emperor Ye smiled and continued, "What does this have to do with Yu Sheng's request?"
"Yu Sheng's teacher was also one of the elders, Yi Xiang, the former headmaster of the School of Finance Star in East Sea Prefecture," Ye Futian answered. "In order to help us escape, he left to fight the pursuers. Yu Sheng naturally worries about him. He wants to ask whether Your Majesty could help find his teacher."
Emperor Ye looked at Yu Sheng and the youth nodded.
In the distance, Yi Qingxuan's eyes reddened. She had been worried about her father all these days. She hoped Emperor Ye could agree.
Countless eyes fell upon Emperor Ye, including Ye Futian and Yu Sheng. Although they were from Nandou Nation, they were being chased by the killers from Nandou. Therefore, Emperor Ye could not blame them. Ye Futian guessed that the emperor might agree but before the emperor did so, he was still unsure about it.
Emperor Ye looked at the people in front of him: geniuses from Nandou and members of the old royal family. Why did Emperor Luo want to kill them? Emperor Ye could guess a few reasons why an emperor would order to kill these young people. They threatened the royal power.
"A cultivator's nationality should not restrict them. Though you are from the Nandou Nation, now that you have come to my kingdom, you are my citizen." Emperor Ye said, "It's their loss to expel you."
Hearing the emperor's words, Ye Futian and the others felt reassured
Emperor Ye looked to Ye Futian again and smiled. "What you and Yu Sheng asked is not a big deal. I promise you. In addition, the three of you are in the top five. You deserve the reward. You and Yu Sheng made requests so I will give Hua Jieyu the reward. She is the descendant of the old royal family, a former princess. Now that she has come to the Cangye Kingdom, I shall confer her the title of a non-family princess and give her the freedom to enter the palace. What say you?"
Emperor Ye had figured out Ye Futian's importance in this group. Hua Jieyu was his girlfriend while Yu Sheng was willing to listen to him. Even his master and masteress trusted him very much. This was why Emperor Ye was talking to Ye Futian.
The surrounding people were shocked that the Emperor wanted to make Hua Jieyu a princess. According to the emperor, Hue Jieyu was rewarded for the three of them. The reward of the title of princess was reasonable as a combination of the first, third, and fourth place rewards.
After a while, many people recovered from the shock. They immediately understood the emperor's intention and their eyes were full of admiration. The group was wanted for death in the Nandou Nation but Cangye Kingdom's emperor rewarded them heavily, even conferring Hua Jieyu the title of princess. Not only did he strengthen ties, this action also represented Emperor Ye's generosity.
Ye Futian naturally understood this. He wasn't hung up on Nandou Nation's status. Hua Jieyu's title of princess was just a title but it represented Emperor Ye's attitude and required a response.
"Thank you, Your Majesty," Ye Futian said without any hesitation.
Everyone was stunned by this. What a surprise for today's Fenghua Banquet. Hua Jieyu was conferred the title of non-family princess!