She originally felt calm, but at this current moment, she became nervous.
In front of the doorway Zhu Feng stood there, wearing a gorgeous robe that was solemnly elegant as well as stately. His tall and upright figure, in the dim light of the morning, looked like a carved statue.
That handsome face was even more firm and persistent than rock. It generally left people with a kind of feeling that left them speechless. That made her to fascinate him.
Nan Yan’s heartbeat was all confused.
She hurriedly bowed her head and could not help but think of the words, she had told Ran Xiaoyu last night.
All men in the world are the same.
So does he !
At this time, Zhu Feng’s cold and firm voice once again transmitted words into her ears.
She was a little surprised. Previously, she was not told that she would be present in today’s enthronement. She thought that she was called solely to serve him and make him freshen up, that was all.
Zhu Feng did not looked back, “Follow closely.”
Nan Yan hesitated but she still followed him.
After having arrived at the Great Ancestral Hall to worship Zhu Feng’s ancestors. Nan Yan did not know what should she do. Because, all the sacrificial ceremonies were planned beforehand. She felt useless and could only follow behind Zhu Feng.
After waiting for a long time, the ceremony finally came to an end. It was already the Chenshi time (between 7 and 9 A.M). ( Chenshi)
Upon returning to the palace, a grand ceremony was held.
This time, when they returned to the Imperial Palace, the sun had broken through the thick clouds and let its radiance shine towards the earth.
The main entrance of the Imperial Palace had been opened and the sun was shining in front of the Fengtian Palace Hall.
She only saw the Hall shining brightly under the sunlight and the colorful glazed tile reflected its dazzling light. Yet, the Imperial carriage waited at the doorway. Zhu Feng was just about to walk in when he suddenly heard from both sides sound, serious rites and music.
The enthronement officially began.
Zhu Feng walked slowly down the road and step by step. All the civil and military officials stood neatly on both sides. At each step he took, the officials would knelt down on their knees.When he slowly set foot on the red carpet and looked back, all the officers and men were kneeling at his feet.
At this moment, the sun seemed to gather on him all of a sudden.
Nan Yan stood behind him, looking at the tall figure with broad shoulders, always looking tall and straight. It seemed like life would not be complicated. She was, however, burdened with something and at this moment, her heart seemed to beat very fast.
By the red carpet, an Imperial flag fluttered above the Imperial Canopy and was covered with dazzling decorations. The civil and military officials knelt and the national envoys from each country looked up. Yet, everything in her eyes entirely become hazy.
The only thing that was clear, was the figure standing in front of her.
At this time, the former Palace Hall stepped forward and offered a cup. Zhu Feng raised the cup and poured the cup for the festive occasion to the heaven. He once again raised a cup, offering sacrifices to the ground. He finally took the last cup, he lifted the cup high and said in a loud voice:
“Emperor Wen’s time is gone. So, I complied with the will of the heaven, unifying the country by the sword. Now, we have ended the war and people are living and working in peace. All the civil and military officials and the common people made a formal demand to me to assume the throne. They venerated me as the Emperor and wanted me to govern the people.”
“I, as the Emperor, was exhorted to abide to numerous requests, offered sacrifice to the Heaven and Earth as the Emperor, and establish this Era as Emperor Yongle’s Reign. I respect the Great Ancestral Shrine’s view and hereby appoint them to crown Xu as the Empress.”
” We shall announce it to the whole world, make it known to everyone.”
With this sentence, he threw a long arm, and the wine in the cup spread to the sky. As a result, the countless drop formed dew. It created a rainbow that was reflected in the air.
At this moment, all the civil and military officials shouted loudly.
“Long live the Emperor ! Long live !”
Then, the Head of the Palace Commander came up and said, “Give the seal.”
As soon as the voice dropped, Chief Palace Cui Yuanmei put the tray into Nan Yan’s hands.
End of the Chapter