Time passed by quickly, and the day soon came to an end.
As the evening came to an end, dusk arrived. The ground that had been basking in sunshine all day seemed like it was on fire. Due to the intense heat wave, the house felt like the inside of a sauna. Xia Yunting sat by the window, letting Xique blow her with a fan. However, she was still sweating heavily.
Just then, Yu Gonggong’s voice came from the door.
“His Majesty has arrived !”
The Emperor has come !
Upon hearing the report, Xia Yunting was overjoyed. She hastily got up to welcome Zhu Feng from outside. At the door she greeted Zhu Feng and hurriedly knelt on the ground.
“This concubine pays respect to His Majesty.”
Zhu Feng looked down at her.
Obeying his word, she stood beside him and they entered the Shou An Palace.
Xia Yunting stood up alone, with a face heaped of smiles. The spot Zhu Feng sat on, was the seat which she had been seating in just a moment ago.
“Since His Majesty is here, why did he not say anything in advance to this Concubine ? This Concubine would have properly arranged everything, if she knew His Majesty was coming.”
“Zhen do not have much to do.”
As Zhu Feng spoke, his gaze headed for the window, towards the outside. At this distance, not too far from Shou An Palace, was the Chun Xi Palace.
He looked back at Xia Yunting before asking:
“How was Si Nan Yan ?”
Xia Yunting became overwhelmed and her face vaguely sank, but she immediately smiled again.
“She is very good, everything at the Chun Xi Palace is already settled. This Concubine let Fulan and Xique take care of her needs every day.”
Zhu Feng looked at the two servants behind her. All of a sudden, he softly uttered:
“You do not have many servants at your side.”
Fulan hurriedly stepped forward.
“Your Majesty, these servants are not afraid of hard work.”
Zhu Feng nodded at that.
“In the end, you sisters’ feelings are deep.”
Then, pointing his finger to the seat opposite him, he said:
“Take a seat.”
Xia Yunting beamingly took a seat across Zhu Feng and once again let Fulan prepare their tea. It was certainly good tea, since it was the Longjing tea imported from the West Lake. It had arrived just a few days ago, to be only bestowed to the Harem. Originally, Xia Yunting’s share was not a lot. Moreover, Wu Wan had embezzled the merchants, resulting in even less shares for her. Reluctant to drink it, she saved it for when Zhu Feng came, where she give up her reserves.
However, Zhu Feng had just came from a hot place and drinking a cup of hot tea was making him sweat profusely.
He suddenly remembered the tea he had drunk in Wu Ying Palace on that day.
“That day, at the Wu Ying Palace, the tea you served for Zhen was more delicious.”
Xia Yunting got a little shocked and suddenly became a little anxious.
But Zhu Feng immediately said:
“Alright, Zhen simply spoke without thinking.”
After that, he drank the cup of tea.
Although Xia Yuanting’s face had a smile, her back was sweating all over. So she sat there, not daring to move.
After Zhu Feng had said a few words to her, he felt that her individuality was worthless and felt even more tasteless, thus wanted to get up and leave. But, just as he was about to get up, Fulan had already instructed the Imperial Kitchen to deliver dinner.
The table was filled with delicacies in an instant.
When Zhu Feng looked at the food, he immediately lost his appetite. Xia Yunting could see it with a glance that he did not want to stay. Suddenly, her mind was fierce.
“Actually, this Concubine was also going to let Nan Yan come over and have the meals together.”
Zhu Feng looked up at her.
Xia Yunting smiled.
“She suffered an injury and must eat more properly. Originally, a Female Attendant do not have this kind of meals.”
Zhu Feng was silent for a moment, then slowly sat down at the table and said:
“You are very kind to her.”
After saying this, he looked at Yu Gonggong who was behind them:
“Please tell Female Officer Si to come over.”
End of the Chapter
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