The intense sun was like a raging fire.
In August, everyone’s head felt like it was inside an immense in fireball. The red-hot temperature made all the people feel dizzy.
However, Nan Yan’s days were much better than others.
Since Zhu Feng’s ascension, she had been named as a Female High Advisor Officer, and she specially used Wu Ying Palace afterwards installed as High Advisor Official. She spent most of her time here every day.
However, instead of delivering tea to drink, rather —
“Female Officer Si.”
Someone knocked at the door, Nan Yan looked up.
The familiar figure came in, raised his head and smiled. The elegant smiling face made her also unable to resist smiling back.
“What is wrong ?”
“Have you still not gotten used to the established rules ?”
Ye Zheng walked in front of her with a golden bright and dazzling scroll and respectfully said,
“Please put on this scroll the imperial seal.”
Nan Yan was amused by his solemn manner. She smiled as she looked down at the imperial edict on the table, and asked,
“What is it about ?”
Ye Zheng immediately put a serious look on his face.
“You forgot again that you work as a Female High Advisor. So you must not care about what is written in the imperial edict and so on.”
Indeed, the Female High Advisor Officer was in charge of the Imperial Jade Seal. Every Imperial edict must be sent to her to be stamp before it was promulgated. But this seemingly heavy work actually did not have much of an impact
Because she could not ask what was written on the Imperial decrees.
She was just a tool that stamp the Imperial Jade Seal. Nan Yan sighed.
After that, she took the key from her waist and opened the cabinet beside her. Within the cabinet, she took a box out and opened it. Still, inside it contained a key.
She took the new key towards a wall on the other side. The whole wall was densely packed with cabinets. She picked out one among them and opened it. It was holding the precious Imperial Jade Seal.
Ye Zheng unfolded the Imperial decree. Nan Yan picked up the Imperial Jade Seal and bowed her head to glance.
It turns out that the scroll was about the Emperor’s ascension and the amnesty given to the whole world.
She blinked and said nothing. The heavy stamp slowly fell, leaving a bright red mark on the Imperial decree.
Nan Yan said:
Ye Zheng took the Imperial edict and carefully dried the red seal on the top. Then, he looked around and said:
“You are really doing pretty good here. Quietly safe. Even if the Emperor is angry, his wrath will not reach you here.”
Nan Yan was right in the middle of some tidy up. Listening to what he said, she immediately raised her head:
“Is the Emperor angry again ?”
“That is just the way it is, is it not ?”
“Eh ! For what reason ?”
“This time, it was about the Imperial grace exams. Half of the names in the papers, given to him, were relatives of the officials of the country or they were their own disciples. The Emperor wanted to select talents, but on the contrary they wanted to substitute it with him doing favors to them.
Nan Yan’s eyebrows wrinkled and whispered:
“Then, what did the Emperor say ?”
“He still did not make any decision, he is only getting angry.”
Ye Zheng said this last sentence while he collected the Imperial decree. He paused and thought for a moment before saying:
“Female Officer Si. If you have the opportunity to advise the Emperor with a few words. He will surely listen to your advice.”
“…… The Emperor will naturally listen to the advice of the Empress.”
Ye Zheng smiled and said:
“I know, but the Empress should never interfere in the affairs of the country. You are a Female High Advisor Officer. You should be setting your heart more in these matters.
“Set my heart on those matters ?”
Nan Yan looked at the decree in his hand, and faintly smiled.
“I only stamp papers. How can I help?”
Ye Zheng looked at her but did not say anything. He just sighed, turned around and walked away.
END OF CHAPTER