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   Chapter 391 A Secret Plan

Time Travelling: My Love from the Royal Family By Sha Manyao Characters: 11299

Updated: 2020-05-01 00:12


"Is Crown Prince Felix going to make an inspection tour to the south? This is an excellent chance for us to get rid of him," said Howard in surprise upon hearing the news.

Hoffman beamed. "Howard, you think this is an opportunity?"

"Of course," Howard replied with a nod. "When he's out, you can gain a firm foothold in the imperial capital. Even though you have Father's support, you are still quite weak in the imperial capital. Taking advantage of Crown Prince Felix's absence, you can form your own clique and rope in as many officials as you can, so that you can stand out against him as an equal in the court. So this is certainly an opportunity."

"It's easier said than done," Hoffman sneered. "Felix is the heir to the throne of the country, so he has many backers. His mother's family is also quite powerful. Moreover, he has been in the imperial capital for a long time and has already drawn over many officials to his side. The rest remain neutral, or else they are high-ranking officials who adopt a wait-and-see attitude."

"We can draw over to our side those who support Crown Prince Felix," Howard said.

"I want the support of Uncle Matthew and Grand Secretary Franklin. Do you think it's possible?" Hoffman asked, raising his eyebrows skeptically.

Howard remained silent and pondered over the question. Franklin was one of the grand secretaries of the Cabinet. He had a special place in the emperor's heart and a high place in the court. Matthew was even more prominent. He had the Black Flag Army and held a high position. Even the emperor struggled to control him.

Howard's silence was a confirmation to Hoffman that those two were out of reach. If Matthew supported him, he would have the support of the Black Flag Army, and if Franklin sided with him, he would have the support of more than half of the civilian ministers. But it was impossible to form an alliance with those two.

"Can you draw them over to our side?" Hoffman asked Howard.

"Your Highness, you'd better give up on the idea. Grand Secretary Franklin aside, Prince Matthew is impossible to draw over," Howard said through gritted teeth. "You know Prince Matthew loves his wife Harper dearly and always follows her advice, and she hates me to the bone."

"You're sure Uncle Matthew won't help me?"

"Yes, I'm sure."

"I don't expect him to help me. I just hope he won't side with Felix either," Hoffman said slowly. "Howard, get ready. I'll have my people find out Felix's route to the south. By then..."

Howard didn't change his countenance and said what was on Hoffman's mind. "Crown Prince Felix can't be allowed to come back alive."

"Right. He is dominant in the court nowadays, and the other princes haven't proven their abilities. If Felix dies during his trip, what do you think his supporters will do?" Hoffman asked, with a malicious smile.

"Of course they will rally around another prince." A bad premonition crossed Howard's mind. "Are you going to send an assassin against Crown Prince Felix?"

"I'm sending you on that errand," Hoffman said slowly. "If Felix dies, no one will compete with me in the imperial capital."

Howard didn't refuse. "It's a good idea to assassinate Crown Prince Felix, but we need to decide on the place to ambush him in advance."

"Well, I've already considered it." Hoffman had someone bring a map. "He will set

nd daughter. Why do they want to kill each other? I just don't get it."

"It's different. You should know Lord Charles' attitude towards Lady Harper. I know exactly what kind of life she had in the Chu Clan mansion, so I know she doesn't trust Lord Charles. Even if Lord Charles entrusts us to her, she won't believe us. But we can't support such a large group of people." Robert was in a dilemma. Charles was in distress, and he had made it clear that they should offer their service to Harper. However, the thing that could command these secret guards was still in the hands of Charles, so Charles could order them to betray Harper at any time. That was why Harper wouldn't accept them.

"What should we do now? Are you going to starve to death?" Luke felt upset. Of course they didn't want to starve to death. That was too ridiculous.

Robert bit his lips and said, "I should go to the Holy Chant Temple to meet Lord Charles. You stay here, and see if Lady Harper is willing to see you."

"Yes, Robert. Don't worry. I will do whatever Lady Harper asks me to do," Luke promised solemnly. If Harper took them in, he would do anything for her.

"All right. I'm leaving now."

As soon as Robert left, Luke found a stranger standing in front of him. "Who are you?" he asked the stranger warily.

"Do you have any way to contact Harper?" The man was Howard. He had disguised himself well, so Luke didn't recognize him.

A shadow flashed in front of Luke. The man who had stood five meters away was now already in front of him, pressing his sword to his neck. If he moved, he would surely lose his head.

"Who the hell are you?" Luke asked angrily.

"I want to see Harper," Howard said coldly. "Otherwise even if Robert comes back, he won't be able to save you."

Luke sneered, "You don't know that I'm a secret guard. I'm ready to die at any time. Life and death are the same to me. I won't lead you to Lady Harper. If you want to kill me, just do it." After saying that, he closed his eyes as if he was willing to accept his death.

Howard felt so provoked that he was about to kill Luke, but someone knocked his sword away before he could do anything. Barry appeared in front of them and said, "Sirs, Lady Harper wants to see you."

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