“You all have been defeated. Now surrender, accept the Great Emperor Wen Xing as your new head of country.”
The general starred at Chang Emperor sharply. That old emperor, who seemed older because of feeling extremely frustrated, bowed his head, struggled to hide his truly sadnees which actually could make him fainted down right now. No matter what, he had to show his courtesy. He could not let his family, who were trembling behind his back, being more panic and chaotic. This is the time he had to show the Son of Heaven’s pride, even though now he was the Son of Heaven who had lost his power.
Soon Chang Emperor kneeled down, uttered hoarsely, and so did all imperial family. “We accept the Great Emperor Wen Xing as our new head of country…”
Suddenly the Seventh Princess screamed. “What the hell do you want to do?!?”
They immediately turned eyes onto the princess, who now were struggling to realese from a soldier’s dragging. Could not stand for watching his lovely daughter being threatened arbritrarily by the soldiers subjugated his country, Chang Emperor yelled , “We have surrenderred reluctantly, but why did you still have the heart doing such the abruptly things?!”
“Your Majesty, don’t you know that the leader who had lost his power is to follow the instruction from the new ruler and do not have any right to oppose?” General Wei asked coldly. “Grand Chancellor Kang likes your daughter, and for that you should be happy.”
Straightaway the Empress cried, the others bowed their heads depressedly. It had been known spreadly that the very old Grand Chancellor Kang liked the young beauties very much, especially like their princess who was only seventeen.
“You must follow us too!” Another soldier pulled Sixth Princess’s hand. The princess said harshly, “But I have got married!”
“Then, divorce! Your husband’s status is only low government employee, he is not comparable to the Emperor’s Third Uncle who wants to have you as his concubine!”
Automatically Sixth Princess frowned nauseatedly, yet when she saw General Wei whose gaze was very cold and seemed being ready to torture, she could only bow her head, bit her lips to restrain tears which almost streamed down.
“Take all of Chang’s property and carry it to our country!” General Wei gave the other Chang imperial family members cold side glance. “Follow me! You all must move to another place!”
Thus, the Chang imperial family were brought onto their enemy country with prisoner’s cart.
When the cart had just left Chang Palace, all of sudden Chang Emperor fainted down. Empress was really shocked, repeatedly shook her husband’s body. “My Emperor, please wake up!… Oh my Emperor, please not let me worried… Please wake up…”
Chang Emperor truly could not stand for watching the horrible scenery towards him. He really loved his country and the people, and so as the soldiers. And now, he saw Chang soldiers’ corpse laid sprawled tragically, they even lost most of their parts of body, other soldiers were burnt down, others had all part of body being covered by blood. But most terrible was, none of them could be found still alive.
“They are all useless, also incompatible. To let they be alive will only burden us,” Han Grand Commander, General Wei dodged, made self-defense. It was so unacceptable that the act-pompose Imperial Secretary claimed him as sadist slaughterer.
Secretary Li yet still continued his protest, “They are useless maybe just for you yourself, General, but for other people, they are so useful that can be compared with one person’s life…” He turned his eyes onto Emperor Wen Xing. “Your Majesty, what do you think about this?”
“I agree with General Wei,” said that young emperor perfunctory.
Secretary Li bowed his head down, moaned to himself. He was supposed to know the answer that he would receive must be like this. He was supposed to notice that, his Honorable Majesty should not have such a kindly heart. He would not respect other’s life if he need not anything valuable from them. He himself could freely give his idea because the Emperor appreciated his cleverness, otherwise, he was not sure he could still alive right now.
“Oh yes, Secretary Li, how about Commander Chun’s progrees?”
“Commander reports, because of tactics of dividing we have trapped Ming so succesfully that we just need to wait for a while and will subjugate that country immediately.”
“Very well,” Emperor Wen Xing, Han Ming Shi, smiled so satisfied. “So, now only Yeong-Shan, Qi and Khanate from which we have not subdued… just for this moment. But no longer they will fall down to my hands, and The Great Han will rule all the world.”
Son of Destiny by Shinta Amelia is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.