“You are injured!”
Fulan screamed and hurriedly pick her up back to the Shou An Palace. Seeing Xia Yunting’s paled face, she started to sweat profusely and immediately felt nervous.
“Zhaoyi, are you hurt ?”
Xia Yunting did not utter a word. On the other hand, Fulan helped her to move forward and calmly said.
“There is people who are jealous of Zhaoyi. Therefore, they are saying small-minded words.”
“Master does not need to give an hearing to their attitude. After all, the one His Majesty favors currently is you.”
When they arrived at Shou An Palace, they speeded the pace and entered the Palace. Not being able to follow, Xia Yunting stumbled over the high threshold and almost fell down. Fortunately, Fulan supported her, making her able to standstill. Suddenly, she heard Xia Yunting whispered.
“They will pay for sure.”
Fulan looked up at her in shock.
“If I do not have ability right now, in the future, when there will be a lot talented ladies in the Harem. How will I make the Emperor notice me ?”
Fulan was bewildered, speechlessly looking at her.
Xia Yunting remained quiet for a moment before she looked up at the sun and murmured.
“It looks like it is time for lunch.”
Nan Yan placed both of her hands on her stomach while sitting on the bed. Although her buttocks were not as painful as previously, however, her stomach had been very uncomfortable since yesterday. She has not even dared to eat her breakfast today.
When it rains, it pours.
T/N: When it rains, it pours – misfortunes or difficult situations tend to follow each other in rapid succession or to arrive all at the same time
While she was inwardly complaining, she suddenly heard Xia Yunting’s voice behind the door.
As soon as she heard her, she got up and went outside. She immediately saw Xia Yunting accompanied with Fulan and Xique and coming in. Cheerfully, she went to meet her and asked her.
“Are you all right ?”
“Zhaoyi, why did you come here ?”
“Do I need any reason if I want to come here ?”
Xia Yunting looked at her with a strange look.
“You are hurt, how I cannot worry about you ?”
After explaining that, she waved her hands at the two maids behind her. Fulan allowed the two servants to immediately put the food on the table.
Nan Yan looked at the table in amazement as she could hardly believe it, becoming a bit dazed. When she came back to her sense, Xia Yunting had already sat down at the table and spoke gently.
“Are you feeling better today ? Does it still hurt so badly ? ”
“It is getting much better.”
“That is good, I know you did not eat lunch so I came here to accompany you to enjoy a meal.”
“This… How would I dare ?”
“You do not need to be shy. You and I are like sisters.”
Her voice was clear and melodious, so gentle that it felt like a warm feeling was surging through her heart. Nan Yan inevitably stared at her and tears could be seen forming in her eyes.
“It is alright.”
Xia Yunting smiled and said.
“In front of others, you can call me Zhaoyi. But when we are together, you can still call me Yunting as before, like before.”
Nan Yan slowly nodded.
Looking at this scene, Xia Yunting smiled.
“I do not know what you like to eat, so I let the kitchen’s chef prepares a little, you know—— I, as Zhaoyi, can only do this much.”
Fulan took the opportunity to rebutted.
“Furthermore some servants are even more troublesome and want to embezzle Zhaoyi.”
“Fulan, do not talk so much.”
Nan Yan listened and looked again, compared to last night’s dish when Zhu Feng joined, the dining table was filled with lavish meals. Today, there were also many dish on the table, yet, it was not close to what she was showed yesterday. It appeared that Yunting’s days in the Harem were not as good as she wanted to make us believe.
She said nothing as Xique enthusiastically came and asked.
“Miss Si, what do you want to eat ? This servant will serve it to you.“
Compared with before, she was a little too enthusiastic. Nan Yan knew that the Harem was full of haughty peoples, since she did not want to embarrass her, she simply smiled and reply.
“I want to drink some hot soup.”
A moment later, a bowl of beef soup with fresh bamboo shoots was put in front of her.
End of the Chapter
Edited by Timber
Proofread by Yuuko