Chapter 432: Forget about killing
Although Xiao Si and Zhui Feng’s voices were not loud, Mo Chuan and Chu Shao Bai had strong internal strength and had already heard their whisperings.
Mo Chuan was too lazy to deal with the two of them, so he pretended not to know. However Chu Shao Bai was focused on them, he also wanted to know where the emperor went.
The emperor had disappeared for the past few days. He had entered the palace several times to find it empty.
He never thought that when Xiao Si was about to mention the key information, he would be cut off by the emperor.
“Emperor, you were gone from the palace the past few days, where did you go?” Chu Shao Bai couldn’t help asking.
“It was this one that called you here, you aren’t here to ask about this one’s whereabouts.” Mo Chuan’s eyes were cold as he picked up the letter from the desk and threw it to Chu Shao Bai.
Chu Shao Bai reached out to grab it and his hand slightly sunk down. This letter was like a heavy object. He couldn’t help praising, “The emperor’s internal strength is truly deep.”
“Stop flattering me, look at the letter.” Mo Chuan had a serious face without a single trace of a smile.
Chu Shao Bai stuck out his tongue. He could see from the emperor’s serious expression that this letter’s contents were very important, so he stopped joking around. He took out the letter to look at it.
“Ah! How could this be! The East Qin Country is really to deceitful!”
Reading only a few lines, his handsome face turned red. The more he read, the angrier he was, almost ripping the letter to pieces.
“Emperor, is this letter true?” His hand holding the letter trembled from anger.
“Why would East Qin make such a shameless request! Why would they want to double our tribute! What qualification do they have!” Chu Shao Bai was so angry that he almost flipped the table.
Thinking that this was the emperor’s royal study, he finally endured it.
“Of course they have this qualification. Shao Bai, don’t forget they have the life blood of our West Chu in their hands!” Mo Chuan slowly said this.
When he first read this letter, he was just as angry as Chu Shao Bai. However, with his inverted nature, he hid it all without revealing anything.
Hearing this, it was like a bucket of cold water fell on Chu Shao Bai and he instantly calmed down.
He panted with rage and angrily said, “Emperor, do we have to obediently listen to them like this? They ask for double this year, then what if they ask for triple next year? How do we have that much money for them to exploit? Do the people of West Chu not need clothes or food!”
Every word he said was a large headache for Mo Chuan, but he kept silent, not saying a word.
Internal problems and foreign aggression.
His lips curled into a bitter smile.
Mother, ah mother, you forced your son into the emperor’s throne in the past because you knew being an emperor was hard, so you let your son handle everything, isn’t that right?
Chu Shao Bai grabbed the letter and read it over again, suddenly giving a snort.
“Emperor, look, they really are shameless! They even used this high sounding reason, saying that they’re sending out special envoy that want to compete in three competitions with us. The subject will be designated by the envoy and if we lose a single match, our tribute will be doubled! Why is the subject decided by East Qin! This is clearly deceit, clearly winning by force!”
Mo Chuan also knew this and he was frustrated because of this. He knew that the other side was being unreasonable, but he was still at the mercy of the other side.
This feeling of being controlled by others was truly suffocating.
“Emperor, how about I go and assassinate the East Qin’s envoy, directly killing him. If we kill him, then we don’t need to care about any kind of competition.” Chu Shao Bai made a person killing gesture.