Chapter 371 Night Banquet!
Chapter 371 Night Banquet!
'Sigh... It seems the banquet tonight is destined not to be a peaceful one. Anyway, I will leave everything in your hands, my perfect copy. Please, do your best to complete the task given by Instructor Lan!' Tang Li Xue encouraged her own perfect copy.
Tang Li Xue's perfect copy: '.....'
'Don't know why, but why does the encouragement from my real self feel like a mocking instead.' Tang Li Xue's perfect copy muttered.
Tang Li Xue spent most of her time loitering around the Imperial Garden to look after some clues that might be accidentally left behind by the serial killer.
But Tang Li Xue let her perfect copy stayed in her own room since she surely did not want anyone to meet with both her real self and her perfect copy at the same time.
Unfortunately, she did not find anything suspicious today until the sky turned dark, and unknowingly, it was already the time for Tang Li Xue's perfect copy to attend the night banquet.
She still had not seen either Elder Yang or Ye Zhen today, but both of them were still concerned about her well-being, and each of them even ordered the maid to send her a beautiful dress for her to wear at the banquet tonight.
Ye Zhen sent a light blue-colored dress with several lotuses motive. It looks beautiful and very suitable for her. Even Tang Li Xue liked it a lot in only one look.
If Tang Li Xue wore it, she would look like an untainted lotus goddess descending to the earth.
Unfortunately, this light blue-colored dress did not eye-catching enough. It seems Ye Zhen spent quite a lot of time picking this dress that was very suited to Tang Li Xue's usual preference.
But Tang Li Xue needs to wear something very eye-catching tonight to attract Crown Prince Feng's attention to her.
Tang Li Xue took a glance at the beautiful dress given by Elder Yang.
It was actually a pink-colored dress with cherry blossom motive. It also looks beautiful but would give the opposite aura from the light blue-colored dress given by Ye Zhen.
If Tang Li Xue wore it, she would look more girlish and lovely. It would be hard to imagine if she acted coquettishly while wearing this pink-colored dress, everyone would probably forget all of their anxiousness and wants to pamper her with everything they have.
"I will wear this pink dress to the night banquet then… Oh, wrong. I mean, my perfect copy will wear this pink dress to the night banquet." Tang Li Xue murmured as she touched the pink dress to examine it more closely.
'It is really soft and comfortable to touch. It seems the materials to make this pink dress must be really rare and expensive.' Tang Li Xue evaluated the pink dress in her grasp quite highly.
It did not take long for her perfect copy to come back into Tang Li Xue's room.
Tang Li Xue quickly helped her perfect copy to wear the pink dress.
There were actually some maids that waiting outside to help her get changed, but Tang Li Xue refused their help since she did not want to let those maids knew that there were two Tang Li Xues in the room.
After helping her perfect copy wore the pink dress, Tang Li Xue took off the fox mask that covered her perfect copy's face and only let her wear the princess short hooded cape to cover her fox ears.
As for her fox tail, Tang Li Xue's perfect copy only needs to hide it under her dress.
"You do not need to cover your face tonight since your task is to seduce Crown Prince Feng. Do not forget to keep your distance from Ye Zhen and Elder Yang tonight. I am afraid Crown Prince Feng will not even dare to sit near you if you are too close to both of them." Tang Li Xue reminded her perfect copy again.
Tang Li Xue's perfect copy rolled her eyes and said in a disdainful tone: "Are you stupid or what?! Do you know that our minds are connected?! There is no need for you to mention any about it! As long as you still remember it, then it also means that I also remember it!"
"Sorry… Hehehe… You know… That is our bad habit. Good luck to you then!" Tang Li Xue just laughed it off while pushed her perfect copy out from her room.
Tang Li Xue's perfect copy took a deep breath to decrease her nervousness as she started heading to the place where the night banquet was being held tonight.
But her expression immediately changed when she sensed that both Ye Zhen and Elder Yang were actually heading toward her.
Tang Li Xue and her perfect copy already used the [Mapping Sense] skill to plant the tracker on Ye Zhen and Elder Yang, so she could track their location easily, anytime she wants it.
Both Ye Zhen and Elder Yang must be planned to pick her up and go to the night banquet together, but Tang Li Xue's perfect copy did not want to look too close with any of them tonight, so she decided to take a bit longer detour.
Surprisingly, Tang Li Xue's perfect copy met with someone unexpected instead on her way toward where the night banquet being held.
"Greeting to the Empress of Feng Empire. May Your Highness always healthy and have a long life." Tang Li Xue's perfect copy politely said as she bowed deeply to the middle-aged woman with majestic crimson phoenix dress.
Yes, there was no need to doubt this middle-aged woman's identity anymore. Even the most stupid people could easily guess it from her majestic crimson phoenix dress. She was even guarded closely by several fierce-looking guards and beautiful maids.
But her identity was actually not that important for Tang Li Xue… Tang Li Xue was more worried about this Empress's attitude to her.
If this Empress's attitude was a narrow-minded and overbearing person, she would certainly not like Tang Li Xue's current stunning looks.
She would certainly be filled with envy and jealousy, just like the previous Junior Martial Sister Jian, and probably started scheming to harm Tang Li Xue's perfect copy.
"Oh, heaven… Little Girl, you look so beautiful like a fairy. I wonder where are you come from?" On the contrary to Tang Li Xue's expectation, the Empress smiled gently at Tang Li Xue and even greeted her with a friendly tone.
"Answering Your Highness's question, this humble one's name is Xiao Xue. I am only a guest invited by Elder Yang to attend the banquet tonight." Tang Li Xue was quite stunned by the Empress's friendly response, but she still quickly replied to her question since she was afraid that the Empress would become displeased toward her because of that.
"Get up, you do not need to be so formal with me. Your name is Xiao Xue? Little Snow?! Even your name is also very lovely, just like you. Come closer, Xiao Xue. I am also heading to the banquet right now, so let's head there together." The empress said to Tang Li Xue while smiled gently at her.
For some unknown reasons, Tang Li Xue suddenly felt that Empress's smile was almost identical to Instructor Mei Lan's gentle smile, so the body of Tang Li Xue's perfect copy tensed up in an instant, and she immediately raised her guard to the maximum in reflex.
But the [Extrasensory Perception] divine ability of Tang Li Xue's perfect copy did not detect any malicious intention from the Empress.
'Sigh… This might be a trauma I got from Instructor Lan's torturous training. It seems I will need some time to get used to seeing an actual gentle smile like this Empress's smile instead of Instructor Lan's fake smile.' Tang Li Xue's perfect copy sighed in relief as she vigilantly approached the Empress and heading toward the night banquet together.
It did not take long for Tang Li Xue's perfect copy and the Empress to arrive at the location of the night banquet.
The night banquet was actually being held in the center of the Imperial Garden, where the view was the most beautiful with many kinds of colorful flowers blooming and many fireflies flying around those flowers.
Usually, all of the people that attended the luxurious night banquet like this would feel very happy and honored, so the situation would be very joyful, merry, and cheerful.
Unfortunately, the current timing when this night banquet was held on was not quite right, with the serial killer might be still loitering around them and waiting to aim for their necks.
Everyone that attending this night banquet was feel restless and insecure. They did not even dare to touch the drink and food since they were afraid if the serial killer put the poison in it.
But when the Empress brought Tang Li Xue's perfect copy into the night banquet, everyone instantly forgot about everything as their mind turned blank by Tang Li Xue's breathtaking beauty.
Moonlight shone upon her slender body, and she seemed like a beautiful fairy that had descended upon the world as her pink dress fluttering slightly under night wind.
Her long and lustrous silver hair fell upon her shoulders, accentuating her white delicate, and matchless beautiful face.
Her skin looked like polished jade, so smooth and white without any impurity.
Not to mention her pair of mesmerizing topaz blue eyes that almost stole everyone's soul away in one glance.
All of the people in the banquet forgot to close their dropped jaw, and they could no longer take their eyes off from Tang Li Xue's perfect copy anymore.
Some of them even forgot to swallow the wine or saliva in their mouth and started to drool.
Even the Emperor who sat at the highest seat almost embarrassed himself when he kept staring at Tang Li Xue's perfect copy with the pair of eyes almost fell out from its socket.