Hope everyone is fine during this troubled times >.< !!
Ye Zhen Zhen and Ji Wu Jiu spend some time at the mountain, after a while when the wind blows, it become a little too chilly. The both of them decided to return.
Back at the palace, when Su Yue and the rest saw Ye Zhen Zhen it was as though as they were in another time zone. Previously when the emperor returned to the palace alone, they knew something was wrong, though they did not dare to ask. Today upon seeing the return of the empress, they can’t help but be filled with tears, though not daring to cry out loud, they just looked down letting their tears drop. Wang You Cai’s shoulders were moving non stop to his cries, Ye Zhen Zhen asked him to look up, but upon seeing his tear streamed face and bubbling nose, she immediately asked him to look down.
After changing her clothes, Ye Zhen Zhen remained at Kun Ning Palace to reunite with the rest, while Ji Wu Jiu headed to Yang Xin Hall, where Fang Xiu Qing was already waiting.
What Fang Xiu Qing had in mind, Ji Wu Jiu knew in his heart. Fang Xiu Qing definitely was worried about the safety of the emperor, but to what extend was the question. This old fart was able to find the exact spot of that place meant that he definitely knew the contents of the secret letter. He knew that if troops were involved, the live of the empress was not guaranteed, but still brought troops over. This meant that he did not care about the livelihood of the empress, or he did it on purpose to make sure she will not be able to live. To be able to protect the emperor and to get rid of the empress was hitting two birds with one stone.
Ji Wu Jiu’s face darken with his thoughts. Once a person has led a smooth life, they will start to act cocky. This Fang Xiu Qing is getting way ahead of himself. For a minister to be able to call upon the army to his use, has always been a taboo, and easily held on as an evidence later. Seems like this old fart’s smartness while fighting with Ye Xiu Ming is gone.
Fang Xiu Qing was kneeling in Yang Xin Hall, with his heart up to his neck. Before the arrival of the emperor, he didnt need to kneel, but he knew this time he is in deep trouble. Moving the troops to protect the emperor was indeed a risky move, however he does not regret his actions. The safety of the emperor is the utmost important, even if the empress was not involved. However, if the empress died it would have been better… But he found out that he calculated wrongly. The emperor’s feelings towards the empress was way beyond his imagination. This means that, for himself the death of the empress would have been killing two birds with one stone, however for the emperor, Fang Xiu Qing’s actions will be deemed very very wrong and unforgivable, if anything were to happen to the empress.
The emperor is a calm and smart person, this type of person will be more extreme if they were to place importance to their feelings. For a man, if the matter of life and death of his woman is involved, his actions will be purely be relying on how important this woman is, in his life.
Now.. for this case, its very very serious..
Fang Xiu Qing was very cautious on handling this matter. The moment he stepped into Yang Xin Hall, he immediately kneeled down to await for the emperor. He was going to accept all allegations by the emperor and admit his faults, but of course to emphasize that all he has done was to ensure the safety of the emperor. That he was too focused on the emperor’s safety that he forgot about the empress’s safety, and definitely did not do it on purpose.
Irregardless, it seems that Fang Xiu Qing knew the emperor’s mind really well.
After arriving at Yang Xin Hall, Ji Wu Jiu listened to Fang Xiu Qing’s explanation and replied coldly “There is a saying, that the daughter mimics the father, however it looks like Minister Fang is instead following the footsteps of your daughter’s foolishness?”
That sentence contained alot of messages, Fang Xiu Qing understood the emperor’s meaning immediately: Don’t think that “I” don’t know what you were planning. You thought that if the empress is dead, then your daughter will have a chance, but I am telling you now, there is no chance!. Because “I” hate her foolishness, if you are as foolish as your daughter, then “I” will also hate you.
Fang Xiu Qing continued to plead for forgiveness on the floor.
Ji Wu Jiu continued “You are lucky that the Empress is safe. Minister Fang, you are the nation’s pillar, “I” would not want to punish you harshly. What about this, you are to be grounded in the cabinet’s office for a month to reflect”
Alright, although this punishment is not considered light for this situation, but it is also not too harsh. However, normally aren’t people grounded at home, why is he being sent to the office?
Because he still has to work……
The cabinet’s office is within the palace, not too far from Yang Xin Hall. Though the living conditions if compared to Yang Xin Hall would be vastly different. Being grounded one month would be equivalent to working non stop for a month, and not being allowed to go anywhere else.
Fang Xiu Qing accepts his fate, at least the emperor is giving him some face still.
Suddenly Ji Wu Jiu asks ” The minister of works is planning to retire of old age, and “I” have accepted, who does Minister Fang think is a good candidate to take over this position?”
Fang Xiu Qing was aware of this matter, and he already have some candidates in mind. There were three in total. From the three, two of them are his friends, while the other person was a neutral and did not like taking sides. Fang Xiu Qing was afraid that Ji Wu Jiu claims that he was forming his click so he added that person in the list too. But no matter who Ji Wu Jiu chose, it doesn’t really matter to him, because that department does not really have high importance in the cabinet.
Beyond his expectations, Ji Wu Jiu rejected all three of the candidate.
Fang Xiu Qing then knew that the emperor has someone in mind, and asks ” looks like your majesty has a candidate, may i know whom is it?”
“Ye Mu Fang”
Fang Xiu Qing realized… The so called reflection punishment just now was just a small case. The real punishment is this. Who is Ye Mu Fang? He is Ye Xiu Ming’s grandson. Who was also his previous nemesis. Ye Xiu Ming just left and he barely enjoyed his quiet life, now Ye Mu Fang is arriving. Although the minister of works is not important, but the minister in charge will be entering the cabinet. Once he enters the cabinet then things will definitely be different.
“Your Majesty is wise. Ye Mu Fang is indeed a good choice, however he is only 28 this year, he still needs more experience” Fang Xiu Qing tried to reject..
“Minister Fang you worry too much. There is a saying that being experienced doesn’t mean you will know how to use it. There are some people whom have been minister for years and yet does not perform, there are some people although young, but there are wise and should be used well. My verdict is final”
Fang Xiu Qing could only agree, while his heart is filled with anguish. Serving the emperor is like serving the tiger, his mistake this time has caused this results.
After dealing with Fang Xiu Qing, Ji Wu Jiu headed to Kun Ning Palace to have dinner with Ye Zhen Zhen. Being able to eat the things she liked, Ye Zhen Zhen’s appetite suddenly returned, and ate everything happily. Ji Wu Jiu also watched her eat happily on the side.
After dinner, holding Ye Zhen Zhen’s hand, he took her for a walk, and after a while returned for a bath. Couldn’t wait anymore, Ji Wu Jiu carried her to bed and started to remove their clothes.
Ye Zhen Zhen however, lifted up her legs to his chest, and raised her eyebrows. Her gaze was unexpectedly seductive.
Her soft feet was pushing on his chest, her toes lightly tickling him. This was an obvious seduction. Ji Wu Jiu can’t help but heat up all over, to be stopped like this, seems more like bringing up the fire in him on purpose.
Ji Wu Jiu was kneeling in front of Ye Zhen Zhen, not sure what is she up to, when he wants to move forward, she will stop him. He could only smile “Zhen Zhen, if there is anything you want to talk about…hmm.. why don’t we talk about it after we finish..?” While caressing her legs, slowly moving towards the end of her thighs. Being touched by him, she can’t help but to release a comfortable moan.
Ye Zhen Zhen retracted her legs, and sat up properly, ” I heard, when I was not around in the palace, there was new Concubine, looks like the emperor was not lonely at all”
Ji Wu Jiu quickly answered ” No!, Her title was just an exchange of conditions, you know it”
“Of course i am aware, but what i don’t know would be, if you and her… ”
“Never, absolutely never!” Ji Wu Jiu immediately raised up his three fingers, ” I swear, if anything happened between me and her, then I ………..”
Ye Zhen Zhen covers his mouth, and said “Why are you swearing, You don’t believe in mythical beings, swearing upon them, wouldn’t make me believe it too. There are os many pretty women around, if they were to continuously seduce you, would you be able to stop it everytime?”
Ji Wu Jiu was contemplating on whether or not to tell her about eating the medicine, but thinking that it was abit embarrassing , he said ” The whole inner palace knows that I am impotent, no one will come and seduce me” After completing this sentence, it sounded quite embarrassing too….
So he added, “As long as you know how capable I am, then it’s enough” While his naughty hands headed towards her inner thighs.
Ye Zhen Zhen pinched him lightly.
Ji Wu Jiu takes her actions as approval, so he pushes her down and kissed every part of her body, leaving his marks.
As they say, distance brings the heart fonder, their parting was almost involved life and death, Ji Wu Jiu only wants to keep this person as close to him as possible, to the point of turning both of them into one body.
At the point where he was making Ye Zhen Zhen super aroused, and just before he could enter, Ye Zhen Zhen pushed him aside and very quickly rushed down the bed and ran towards the spittoon and vomitted.
Ji Wu Jiu “…..”
As quick as lightning, Ji Wu Jiu rushed down the bed and went towards her, patting her back and explained ” Zhen Zhen, I really didn’t touch Xiang Ru… I didn’t touch anyone!”
Ye Zhen Zhen ignored him and continued to vomit.
“Zhen Zhen.. believe me…”
Ji Wu Jiu made a decision ! “Actually this whole time I have been taking medicine!”
At this point, Ji Wu Jiu felt that something is wrong “Zhen Zhen, did you eat anything wrong?”
Ye Zhen Zhen shooked her head, and continued to vomit, until there was nothing coming out, but she was still dry vomiting.
Ji Wu Jiu helped her wear a cloak, while holding on to her and called outside ” Feng You De, call the imperial doctor!”
Finally feeling better, Ji Wu Jiu passed her some tea to clean her mouth, and then helped her to the bed. Ye Zhen Zhen was afraid he misunderstood, she she explained “Don’t worry, this is the after effects of sea sick”
Ji Wu Jiu didn’t really believe, “What type of boat did were you on, till you are sick till this state? When were you on the boat?”
“The day before yesterday”
“Even if its seasick, you should be alright by now” Ji Wu Jiu said. Suddenly his eyes went wide, and thought of something.
” What happened?” Ye Zhen Zhen asks
Ji Wu Jiu held on to her hands, looking excited. “Zhen Zhen… your period, how long has it been?”
“I don’t know…..”
“Try to remember.” Ji Wu Jiu was abit speechless.. This woman can be smart but also clueless…
Seeing Ye Zhen Zhen in deep thoughts, he could only ask, “Is it since the last time you rejected me… ?” If it is, then it has been around three months.
Ye Zhen Zhen suddenly lifted up her head, “I wouldn’t be pregnant right?”
Ji Wu Jiu flicked her forehead lightly “Little Fool, now only you thought about it?”
Both of them were a little nervous, since they already experienced the fake pregnancy before. Finally when the doctor arrived, Ji Wu Jiu’s face turned black “Why is it you ?”
Doctor Sun was holding his medication box while heading towards the emperor and empress to give his greetings. “Your humble servant, greets this emperor and empress”
This Doctor Sun is Doctor Tie’s apprentice, the one who said Ji Wi Jiu was pregnant. Supposedly when he said that, he should have been banished from the imperial court, however Ji Wu Jiu thought that this person has a strict personality and was honest, so he forgo the point where he is not likeable and let him stay.
Tonight, it was Doctor’s Sun turn for night duty, and hearing that the empress was not feeling well, so he headed over.
Doctor Sun took Ye Zhen Zhen’s pulse and said “Congratulations Your majesty and empress, the empress is already two months pregnant”
This sentence lit up the entire room, everyone was carrying a smile on their face. Ji Wu Jiu’s smile was the most elegant, and remembering the past, he put out his arms to Doctor Sun. “You take my pulse too”
Doctor Sun knew what he was worried about, and took his pulse as well, with a face full of sincerity he said “Your Majesty, don’t worry you are not pregnant”
“….” Still so straightforward….