Though he had gone far away, the last words that he left made Nan Yan feel somewhat absent minded.
However, it was all right.
Previously, Zhu Feng had told her that he was going to make her his sole Female High Advisor Official. At that time, she felt a trace of excitement in her heart. After all, in this world, not just any woman could do things in the Palace, moreover to do things related to politics.
But in the end, it was worse than been a Palace maid who swept the floor.
She put those things away properly and deeply sighed again.
Suddenly she recalled just recently what Ye Zheng had said and once again she was unable to sit still.
After all, her other identity was still the person walking at Emperor’s side. After thinking about it, soon afterwards she closed the door and walked over to the main Hall of the Wu Ying Palace.
Today was not the fifteenth day of the month, so Zhu Feng did not have to go to court. He was only at the Wu Ying Palace dealing with some of the countries’ politics, but such a little decree already provoked his anger. During a fit of pique, all of the decrees had been thrown to the ground.
Nan Yan had just walked up to the door and was startled by the mess in the room.
Just then, a pair of black boots walked into her line of sight and little, pale, slender hands stretched out and slowly picked up the decrees.
It was He Yi.
He Yi picked up the decrees and lifted his heads towards Nan Yan who stood outside the door, and smiled softly.
At the moment, he was no longer adorned with a foreign land’s clothing. Rather he wore an official robe, and after Zhu Feng’s accession to the throne, he also returned to his normal life. He served as the Left Deputy Scholar.
Nan Yan still vaguely remember the first time she saw him on the night of chaos in the Imperial City. He wore from head to a Daoist robe fluttering in the breeze and he seemed like an immortal. But now the official robe had even made him feel less like an immortal but added a reserved appearance.
Although He Yi saw her, he did not say anything. Rather he sorted out the decrees in his hand. Then slowly turned around,
“Your imperial Majesty, please calm down.”
When Nan Yan heard him speak, she did not rush to enter.
Inside Wu Ying Palace, Zhu Feng sat at the table and his face was full of anger,
“Zhen did not expect that these people’s appetite was so big. An Imperial grace exam and all these family, every one of them, want their family to be appointed and promoted to higher positions. Taking the court’s official positions in return for favor !”
“Your Majesty !”
He Yi slowly put the decrees back on top of the table,
“This favor, we have to fulfill it.”
Zhu Feng frowned and looked up at him.
“Your Majesty has just ascended the throne. Moreover, you are coming from Peiping to Jinling. Here, your foundation is unstable.”
“Was this not the case before your accession to the throne ?”
“Now, your Majesty needs these people, for the time being—— let them be.”
Zhu Feng’s teeth clenched.
“Do not tell me you are going to let Zhen look on as they take up official, Imperial positions and have underhanded secret dealings !?”
“Your Majesty !”
He Yi said calmly,
“These people, whether they are really clueless and incompetent is still not known. Your Majesty can put them in some insignificant government offices to practice for two years. If they truly have real ability and practical knowledge. Again you can select them and their promotion will not be to delayed; as for the others, might as well make each one a favor. “
Zhu Feng was silent for a long time before he slowly said,
“Do them a favor.”
“He Yi, only you would dare to talk to Zhen like this.”
He Yi softly uttered,
“Because your Majesty knows He Yi. Every words and actions. All of this is for the sake of Your Majesty.”
Zhu Feng was silent again for a long time before he finally sighed.
Nan Yan carefully looked inside, only seeing that behind the bead curtain that Zhu Feng sat at the table with an angry look still on his face. Even a blue vein was protruding from his forehead.
END OF CHAPTER