Nan Yan was somewhat surprised. Since she had woken up in the imperial carriage, she had not seen Jian Ruocheng. Now, she knew that he had returned to his carriage.
She lightly nodded at him before the curtain was lowered by the attendant.
Nan Yan slowly sat back again. She looked back, and Zhu Feng who was sitting on the other side of the carriage was still quiet as if nothing had happened from the beginning to the end. Just…
He looked to be in a haze.
However, it had nothing to do with her.
Nan Yan took it as if nothing had happened and quietly turned around to face forward.
In the following days, the imperial chef had probably received the order to make food. Everytime, the meals delivered, compared to before was twice as large. Two pairs of chopsticks and two bowls were also prepared every time.
Of course, Nan Yan could not eat with the emperor, but every time before Zhu Feng moved his chopsticks, she would taste everything to make sure it was not poisonous. Only in the last few days did she feel that she had eaten more delicious food than before and might have even gained weight.
Indeed, it was always better than eating leftovers in the Chun Xi Hall.
Time passed quickly.
Their caravan headed south all the way through several states and counties before they soon arrived near Yong Province.
On this day, a lead scout came back and said that the marked border of Yongzhou was already ahead. It was also reported that the sun had just began to set in the west. Zhu Feng ordered that he would not continue on his way, but find a nearby town to temporarily live in.
Ye Zheng immediately took a few people to find it.
Soon, their team entered a nearby village called Nan An.
This small town was not too big. However, because it was located at a junction into Yong Province, there were still many people coming and going. Restaurants and inns even existed in the small town.
They stayed in the inn and had a good rest for one night.
The next day, everyone thought it was time to enter Yong Province, but Zhu Feng ordered to stay put for another day and let the head minister go down to restrain his men and not allow them to expose their identities or make trouble in the town.
And he, with Ye Zheng, Jian Ruocheng, and Nan Yan, as well as two attendants dressed in casual clothes, went to the town.
This small town was very busy because there were many merchants coming and going.
There were many stall keepers on the roadside shouting hard. The goods sold were also from north to south, and some things had never been seen in Jinling.
Located at the border, there were naturally many new things here.
They followed Zhu Feng around for a while and arrived at the largest restaurant in the town. However, it was still far from noon, so there are not many people in the restaurant.
Zhu Feng said, “I – I am tired. Let us stop to rest for a while. You can roam around in the town.”
They did not expect him to give such orders, and they were all surprised.
Zhu Feng added: “Listen to some interesting stories here. Come back and tell me. “
This time around, everyone understood.
This time, he didn’t disturb the officials of the states and counties along the way. So him bringing people to Yong Province border, he obviously wanted to find out the specific situation here. Now, it was natural to let them go out to listen for some news.
Nan Yan’s eyes suddenly lit up.
Usually, it was not easy to get out of the palace, and always beside him, looking at his sour face for a long time, made her fretful. This time, she heard that she could go shopping by herself. Nan Yan was so happy, like a bird that was released from its cage. She turned around and ran away with joy.
Zhu Feng originally took two attendants to the restaurant. Looking back at her back, his face sank.
End of Chapter
Edited by Anon