Ye Zheng sighed and said, “You don’t have to apologize. If I were you, I would also have had such doubts at that time.”
“However, Nan Yan, you can trust me.”
Nan Yan looked up at his bright eyes, feeling like a mirror, illuminating the doubts in a moment, she lowered her head and blushed slightly. “Sorry, Ye Zheng, I won’t doubt you again.”
Ye Zheng smiled.
They went on walking again.
While walking for a while, Ye Zheng uttered, ” Nan Yan, don’t you want to ask me now, who ordered to let you have that coral bracelet—-“
“Ye Zheng,” Nan Yan suddenly interrupted him and said softly, ” Since I have just said that in front of the Empress, then I think – I’d better return this thing to you.”
Then, she took out the brocade box from her things and gently handed it to Ye Zheng.
Ye Zheng was stupefied. ” You, you don’t want it?”
Nan Yan lowered her head and murmured, ” This stuff is the same as those with concubine in the Harem. It is inevitable this thing will stir something to me, isn’t it what has happened this time?”
“This is something that I, unfortunately, cannot enjoy.”
“You’d better take it back.”
Ye Zheng hesitated, but looking at the deep sadness in her eyes, in the end he could not bear it after all. He only sighed, and took the box.” Alright, I’ll take it back for the time being and wait for the future —- we’ll talk about it later.”
They walked to the gate of Lateral Court. The two separated and Nan Yan returned to her residence.
And Ye Zheng walked all the way to the Wu Ying Palace.
Yu Gonggong just came out from the inside with two little eunuchs, apparently accepted an order to do something. Ye Zheng walked in carefully and saw a lot of memorials piled on the table. Zhu Feng was reading them intently with his head down.
He walked over carefully and stood aside.
When he finished reading the pile of memorials, Zhu Feng shook his sore neck and said, “Is everything finished?”
Ye Zheng said, “Reporting back to His Highness, everything is done.”
“How are things?”
“Upon this humble servant arrival, the empress had found out the truth and Si Nan Yan was fine.”
Zhu Feng was silent for a moment and immediately said, ” Did I ask about her thing?”
Ye Zheng’s neck shrank. “This humble servant is talkative.”
Zhu Feng was about to turn his head, but his eyes suddenly fell on the box in his hand. He frowned and said, “What is that?”
Ye Zheng only felt that his scalp was numb, but he also knew that this matter could not be concealed. He opened the box and carefully put it on his table, gently saying, “
Si Nan Yan – she refused to admit that it was hers, she just said that the strap was broken, saying that this humble servant asked her to fix. So, so —-“
He looked at Zhu Feng’s face and immediately did not dare to say a word.
Zhu Feng gritted his teeth and looked at the coral bracelet. The bright red color almost dyed his eyes red.
After a while, he suddenly shouted angrily, “Ye Zheng!”
Ye Zheng unconsciously knelt down.
“Who let you give this thing to Si Nan Yan?!”
Ye Zheng looked at the angry man with tears in his eyes, only to feel that he was unjustly charge, with some grievance.
Clearly, it was you who gave this thing to me. It was also you who said that it can be given to anyone, yet it needed to be someone I know, and it had to be a female in this palace.
In addition to Si Nan Yan, who else?
However, Si Nan Yan did not want to admit it, and this man also became suddenly hostile.
Aren’t you like Zhu Bajie looking into a mirror, trying to please everyone and ending up pleasing no-one?
T/N: Zhu Bajie (Pig in Journey to the West, one of the four great classical novels of Chinese literature, who carries a rake as a weapon).
End of Chapter
Edited by: Al Farouk