Villainess Wants To Turn Over A New Leaf - Chapter 172
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The little girl still had a baby voice, but could still sound quite intimidating when she wanted to. However, they were more stunned by her amazing logic and smart articulation.
She was still smiling sweetly when she spoke, her eyes were sincere and naive, and Lin Jiwen was confused whether she was mocking him or was sincerely asking him about it.
On the contrary, Lin Jingyuan looked at his usual cute and gentle Little Lu before him brandishing her claws in front of others, and broke into a proud “I really am Sister Little Lu’s favorite brother” expression.
Sister Little Lu’s cuteness is all mine!
Her exclusive tenderness! Only for me!
Xi Xingjiang always knew that this little bean was slick. She was always cute and good in front of her royal brothers, yet quite the opposite in front of himself. Rejoicing that now there was finally another person who was treated the same as himself, he even hoped that she would continue her mean comments, so Lin Jiwen could have a taste of what he had experienced.
The intention of the two bystanders was too obvious, and Lin Jiwen, who was already frustrated, was even more frustrated. With his limited intelligence, he really did not know how to refute this statement.
He had always been someone who imposed upon the weak. He glanced at Song Jinglan, who was looking down silently. He commented irritably, “He’s just an incompetent captive, and the Song Empire will one day surrender to Great Lin one day. By then, he will be a real prisoner of this country. Let alone attending an imperial school, he wouldn’t even deserve to be in jail!”
As soon as he said this, even Lin Jingyuan’s expression changed. He and Xi Xingjiang cautioned him in unison.
“Second brother, speak carefully!”
“Your Highness, speak carefully!”
Although the Song Empire was weak now, it was established much longer than Great Lin. Because it was located in the south, it had always been referred to an empire with legitimacy by scholars. Great Lin however, was regarded as lacking in legitimacy because it was due to treacherous ministers and traitors back then who schemed around to establish the country. It was many generations later when Great Lin became stronger from one generation to the next generation and equalled the Song Empire by boundaries by the Huai River, only then its situation and notorious reputation were reduced gradually.
In current times, when knowledge, reputation, Confucianism, and respect were placed so much emphasis socially and politically, Emperor Lin was even more eager to go down in history as a benevolent monarch. Therefore, even if he coveted the Song Dynasty’s wealth, he never revealed his true intentions as an aggressor and always maintained an image of a benevolent and just ruler.
It was a big slap in the Great Lin’s face when Lin Jiwen had spoken so blatantly in front of the captive prince of the Song Dynasty; he completely humiliated Emperor Lin, who had put in much emphasis on benevolence, and the Great Lin Empire which revered Confucianism and Buddhism.
Lin Jingyuan knew that no matter how rebellious and stubborn he was, there were some things that could never be uttered. There were many people in the imperial school, at best it would be a punishment if this reached Emperor Lin, but it would be much more detrimental to the royal family if it was spread to the commoners.
However, he was not very close to Lin Jiwen so he couldn’t care less about his other brother at the moment. He grabbed his arm, half pushing and half dragging, “Second Brother, go back now. I think it’s good for Fifth Sister to sit here, don’t interfere with her studies!”
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