At that moment, the eunuchs echoed, “Her Highness and His Majesty are here…”

Everybody stopped whatever they were doing and fell to their knees. “We wish you a long and eternal life, Your Highness and Your Majesty.”

The empress dowager was wearing a crimson formal dress and a gold crown. She was old, but looked as young as a girl in her twenties.

Gu Bailu raised her head, only to be shocked by her appearance.

She kept such a beautiful face although she was almost a hundred years old. Lady Murong certainly couldn’t compare with her at all.

Did she not feel she was being creepy when her face was so young at such an old age?

However… Gu Yunjing also had a young face at 150 years of age. But Gu Yunjing had been a deity in his previous life, and was probably used to it.

The empress dowager, in comparison, was only a human being. Gu Bailu was really creeped out when she looked at her.

She felt that it was better to age and die as a human being, or they wouldn’t be human anymore, but monsters.

A life was only a life when it contained both sweetness and bitterness.

Those deities weren’t competitive, and had nothing to do except stare at the clouds every day. Was that kind of life really fun?

What use was there for the empress dowager to maintain such an amazing appearance? Who was there to appreciate it?

The former emperor who had already ascended?

He was already a deity, and couldn’t remember her anymore.

Keeping a low profile every day and only being able to appreciate herself in the mirror in the palace, she was really pitiful…

“What happened?” The empress dowager sat down and noticed the pool of blood by the table and the half-dead woman.

The captain gritted his teeth and knelt. “Your Highness, there was a conflict, and Miss Bai was hurt.”

The emperor was infuriated. “Who is so bold as to attack someone during the empress dowager’s birthday feast?”

Even sworn enemies had to hold back here.

Everybody had to be obedient in the royal palace.

Even if they really hated each other, they would fight with words instead of their fists.

There was no precedent where one slapped back the moment they were insulted!

So, all the participants at the party were shocked.

Gu Bailu stood up and walked forward. “Your Majesty, it was me.”

The empress dowager glanced at her and asked, “And you are…”

“I am Gu Bailu, from the Gu family.”

“It’s you…” The empress dowager realized why she was so bold. It was because Prince Zi had her back.

Gu Bailu replied with a smile, “Yes, it’s me, Your Highness.”

She didn’t really know whether the empress dowager was being sarcastic or just making a conclusion, but she wasn’t really bothered.

Even useless as she was, she wasn’t scared of anyone.

“Arrogant! Hurting someone at the empress dowager’s birthday celebration; do you want to be killed?” The emperor grew even angrier when he saw that it was her.

“Your Majesty, isn’t it a rule that you’re free to hit anyone if you’re strong? She cursed me, and I hit her. Was I wrong?” Gu Bailu asked in confusion.