Chapter 2316: Punishment (4)
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
What she did was, nevertheless, unkind. The people of the Devil Kingdom made no further comments, but deep down in their hearts, they started to lose respect for the princess. Even the princess’ servants retreated. They wanted to stay as far as possible from her.
Di Fuyi took another look at her. “Yuanyuan, who am I to you?” He asked, calmly.
Yuanyuan, with her head dropped, said, “You… You are my brother.”
Di Fuyi acknowledged with a firm nod. “So you do know that I am your brother. Therefore, you should know that your wishful thinking is all in vain.”
Embarrassed, Yuanyuan’s face flushed crimson. “Yes,” she answered with a hoarse voice; she was so embarrassed that she wished she could just bury her head in the ground to avoid any judgment.
“For almost a month, you took care of me and saved my life while I was in great danger. Thus, I vowed to repay your kindness by taking care of you as if you were my own sister. I wanted to keep you safe and free from all sufferings. I cared for you, but only as a brother to a sister. I wanted to repay your kindness for all the care that I received when I needed it. That is all.”
“Yes,” Yuan Yuan answered, red-faced. “It is all my fault.”
Di Fuyi disregarded her apology and focused on the baby in his arms. The baby looked at him with an intense gaze with his watery eyes that glistened in the light.
Hesitantly, Di Fuyi was still deciding if he should punish Yuanyuan fiercely. The innocent look in the baby’s eyes changed his mind about the severe punishment. He did not want the baby to see his dark side. Thus, he just wanted to leave.
All of a sudden, the baby let go of his palm and revealed a red scar that was seemingly caused by strangling. The baby pointed toward the wound and said, “Pain…” The baby said appealingly while giving him a miserable gaze.
Di Fuyi recognized the scar immediately. It must have been caused by the Universal Net. Irritated, he quickly treated the baby’s injury while questioning the integrity of one of his men. “I gave you the Universal Net for you to use against people who have committed great offenses. Have I ever told you to use it against an infant?”
The man was one of Di Fuyi’s trusted people. Princess Yuanyuan personally requested for his assistance. When the princess’ servant came looking for Di Fuyi’s help, he was unavailable, for he had secluded himself for cultivation. The servant panicked, claiming that the princess’ residence had an unfortunate encounter with theft and that the princess was concerned that she might not have enough men to secure her residence; thus, she requested for the Devil King’s trusted men for assistance.
Since the request was by the Devil King’s most beloved sister, the man did not hesitate to send an entourage of eight loyal courtiers to assist the princess, along with the Universal Net. The princess had personally requested for the use of the Universal Net. Hence, he let her use it, unquestioning. That was how the tragedy started.
He had made a huge mistake that almost cost the life of the young infant. The offense was too great for him to bear. Disgusted by the princess’s shameful conduct moments before, he certainly did not want to bear the fault on her behalf. Therefore, he told Di Fuyi everything as it happened.
Attentively, Di Fuyi listened to the courtier. Panicked by the revelations, Yuanyuan kneeled before him as she explained, “Brother, I did not intend to harm the infant. The net was intended to be used against Hua Xuyue. It was a mistake.”
With a squint, Di Fuyi gave her a tight smile and said, “Nonetheless, Yuanyuan, you have to know that the net has indeed injured Hao Er, regardless of your intention. As precious as he seems, he is also the young prince of the Devil Kingdom. To be fair, you should be punished for what you did to Hao Er.”
Princess Yuanyuan was anxious about what was coming. She took a step back and asked with a trembling voice, “What… What kind of punishment?”
“The same as what you did to Hao Er.”
Di Fuyi raised his arm to command the Universal Net. Briskly, the Universal Net rose and covered Princess Yuanyuan from above. Unfortunately for her, she did not possess the same talent as the baby. While the baby was able to stay unharmed in the Universal Net, she, on the contrary, had to suffer the pain, which felt like being stung by countless needles all at the same time.