This was downright regicide!
This was the opposite of what he had expected. Shouldn’t Prince Zi be apologizing and begging for his forgiveness?
Why had Prince Zi suddenly changed his attitude?
Had he learned of THAT matter?
“I’m told that you’re unwilling to name me the crown prince. I could’ve waited another few years, but now that I’m going to have a baby, it seems unreasonable that I’m still not on the throne. What do you think?”
“Hehe… Prince Zi, Are you threatening me? Do you know the consequences of your actions?”
“I don’t like threats. I need this throne right now. If you’re smart and abdicate, I guarantee that you and your offspring will enjoy eternal impunity. Nobody will ever take advantage of you.”
Feng Qingtian had planned to kill the second prince.
But this was an eventful period, and it might not be a bad idea to keep the man alive.
He wouldn’t have met Gu Bailu had it not been for the second prince’s folly. From that perspective, the second prince had even done him a favor.
“You’re obviously coercing me. While I’m not as strong as you, I still have the backbone of an emperor.”
Feng Qingtian glared at him coldly. “So it’s non-negotiable?”
It was easy for him to kill the emperor, but according to the traditions of the royal family, nobody who committed regicide could inherit the throne.
He could pressure the man to hand over the crown, but he couldn’t use violence.
Feng Qingtian was quite gloomy about this.
However, while he couldn’t kill the emperor, he could still kill the people the emperor cared about.
The emperor stood up straight and said, “You’re not going to force me to abdicate.”
“Your Majesty, this isn’t a joke, and I’m not throwing a tantrum. I really need this throne right now. Are you sure you don’t want to reconsider?” It was rare for Feng Qingtian to say so much to the emperor.
He really needed the throne at this point, so he was being extra patient.
“Unless I give the crown away by my own will, nobody can take it from me.” The emperor looked back at him fearlessly.
But Feng Qingtian noticed that his legs were trembling.
It was the first time that the emperor had a head-on clash with Prince Zi. He was nervous even though he knew that Prince Zi couldn’t kill him.
Narrowing his eyes, Feng Qingtian turned around and left the tent.
Since the emperor was speaking to him so boldly, the emperor must’ve found supporters.
The emperor had supreme power. He was only overshadowed by Feng Qingtian because of Feng Qingtian’s troops and Feng Qingtian’s own strength.
Now that the emperor was no longer scared of him, he must’ve found supporters who were even stronger than Feng Qingtian.
Feng Qingtian arrived at General Ye’s house in the blink of an eye.
Ye Huai was in the bathtub. He had sweated a lot during training with his subordinates.
After cleaning up, he felt a whirlwind the moment he stood up in the bathtub, and a stranger appeared in front of him. He subconsciously covered his crotch and shouted, “Who is so bold?”
Barely had he shouted the words, when he recognized the intruder.
Looking at him more carefully, he was speechless. “Prince Zi? You came to spy on me in the bath in the middle of the night? Princess Zi can’t satisfy you?”
Ye Huai didn’t know what to say about another man spying on him during his bath.
Thankfully, he had been too focused on getting clean to think of anything else just now; that would have been humiliating.
“What’s there to look at? It’s not like I’ve never seen it before.” Feng Qingtian glanced at him, and didn’t think that it was a big deal.