"You're unreasonable." Xiang Nan said, "You almost killed someone, apologizing is so easy for you. Is it hard to do?"
"Yes, quickly apologize! It's not easy for someone to be orphaned and widowed."
"You hit someone and you still make sense?"
The man was reprimanded by the crowd again. His face was red with anger and he said angrily, "Get out of the way. I really have urgent matters to attend to. You can't afford to offend me for delaying my important matters!"
"If you don't apologize, don't even think about leaving." Xiang Nan got into a fight with him.
The man was so angry. He walked over to the mother and son with his cheeks bulged. He bowed to them and said, "Sorry, I didn't manage my mount properly. I apologized for startling you."
"Is that enough?" The man turned his head and fiercely pointed at Xiang Nan's nose. Then, he quickly ran off into the distance.
"What kind of qualities are these? They really embarrass our Haojing." The crowd cursed and dispersed.
"Are you alright?" Xiang Nan helped the mother and son up and examined the boy's injuries.
The mother was so frightened that she forgot to answer.
"Take this money and go home. The child's injuries don't matter. He will almost recover in a day or two."
Xiang Nan rubbed the tiger-headed boy's hair and said, "Young man, you're so brave. Protect your mother well."
The little boy was also tough enough. Apart from the pain, he didn't cry at all.
"En!" The little boy nodded forcefully and said, "Mother, I'm fine. Let's go home."
At this moment, the mother finally reacted and thanked Xiang Nan for her kindness before pulling her child away.
"Young Master is truly kind-hearted. Unfortunately, my carriage was destroyed." The coachman walked over and shook his head with a bitter smile.
"Ah, I'm sorry, I forgot about this." Xiang Nan slapped his forehead and immediately took out a small bag of gold coins and stuffed it into him. "I hired your carriage. Take this money."
"How … how dare you?" The coachman smiled and took the money bag. "Don't worry, Young Master. I'll get you a new carriage right away."
After experiencing such a small disturbance, Xiang Nan did not take it to heart and continued to read along the way.
After arriving ten miles away from the main gate of the imperial palace, the carriage did not dare to move forward. Xiang Nan could only change to walk on his own.
Even though this place was far from the palace, one could already see a shadow of a building standing in the "Cloud Sea".
The Haotian Imperial Palace was incomparably large, occupying an area comparable to a small city.
Apart from the protection of a terrifying country protection array, layers of clouds covered the palace. Unless they entered the palace, they would not be able to see anything from the outside.
The sky was heavily patrolled by the Flying Guards. They were not restricted by the no-fly zone, and the imperial city on the ground was heavily guarded.
"Stop! The Imperial Palace is forbidden to approach!" A Guards Legion Corps descended from the sky and stopped Xiang Nan.
"What do you want to do near the palace? Do you want to find someone or do you want to do business?" A Guards Leader frowned and said, "To enter the palace, you must go through the relevant formalities. Have you done all of them? You dare to barge in like this."
Xiang Nan was also very helpless. Of course he knew about these rules, but he didn't know who he was looking for at all. Elder Shi Beihong said that he had a secret mission to the royal family, but he didn't tell anyone else.
"Oh, I'm from the Haoran Sect. Here is a letter from our Elder Shi Beihong." Xiang Nan handed over the letter with both hands. He had come to ask for help, so it was better to be a little more disciplined.
"Ah? Elder Shi Beihong's letter?" The captain immediately respectfully took the letter with both hands and opened it.
There were two letters in this kind of letter. One was a citation for the staff of the palace, and the other was for the members of the royal family.
The captain looked at the contents of the letter and said seriously, "Please wait a moment, I will go and deliver the message."
"Come, bring this young master to the Sunset Cloud Palace to wait."
The rest of the Guards Legion Corps immediately brought Xiang Nan into the outer courtyard of the imperial palace and rested in a palace called Sunset Cloud Palace.
A palace maid poured water for Xiang Nan Duan's tea and left after delivering the snacks.
Xiang Nan looked at this place carefully and found that the palace was much more simple than he had imagined.
He originally thought that the imperial palace should be golden and resplendent, and even the pillars were covered with gold, but in reality, this was not the case.
This Sunset Cloud Hall was quite large, but it was decorated with an ancient scent, more like a gathering place for some scholars.
Not long after, a person walked in from the door. The person first closed the door with his back hand, and then he stood by the door and looked at Xiang Nan carefully.
Xiang Nan also hurriedly stood up and sized up the guests.
This person's appearance was around thirty years old. He had a dignified appearance, and he was tall and sturdy. He was at least 2.23 meters tall. However, his martial arts realm was blocked by something, making it impossible for Xiang Nan to investigate.
However, seeing this person wearing a yellow robe, one could tell that he was definitely a member of the royal family.
"Are you Xiang Nan?" The man was still looking at Xiang Nan from top to bottom.
"Yes, disciple Haoran Sect, Sun Peak, and Xiang Nan." Xiang Nan nodded respectfully, but there was no fear in his tone.
"Haha, you are Caiyue's disciple." The man nodded, "Do you know who I am?"
"Disciple doesn't know," Xiang Nan shook his head.
The man smiled and said, "I am ranked sixth among all the princes."
"Sixth Prince?" Xiang Nan only felt his mind buzzing. He was really afraid of what would happen!
Elder Shi, Elder Shi, are you kidding me?
"I understand your situation." The Sixth Prince said with a faint smile.
Xiang Nan's heart skipped a beat.
"Sit." The sixth prince waved his hand.
"Disciple doesn't dare." Xiang Nan took a step back. There were only two chairs here. How could a commoner sit on equal footing with a member of the royal family? Not to mention, he was the sixth prince of Emperor Haotian's direct bloodline.
"I'll let you sit. You don't have to be formal." The sixth prince patted Xiang Nan on the shoulder.
Xiang Nan felt that there was an indescribable majestic Yuan Qi that forcefully pressed him onto the chair.
This Yuan Qi's attribute was very special. It did not belong to the Five Elements, but contained a kind of oppressive power.
Xiang Nan smiled bitterly in his heart. It seemed that he had offended the Sixth Prince quite a bit. He did not know that he would face such a difficult situation in the future.
The sixth prince also sat down. He seemed to have seen through Xiang Nan's thoughts and smiled, "I'm not as narrow-minded as you think."
"You don't have to be afraid. I know Caiyue's personality very well, and I'm sure you do. If she had me in her heart, even if ten thousand people stopped her, she wouldn't have refused my proposal."
"If Caiyue and I are not fated, then that is also fate. It is not something you can control."
"That's true." Xiang Nan nodded. His favorable impression of the Sixth Prince multiplied.
Not only did this person not look for trouble with him, he even took the initiative to enlighten him.