Chapter 83: Thankfully, We Have You (1)
Guo Jingyan gasped and covered her eyes with her handkerchief, but couldn’t help but peek through the cracks.
Lady Guo loves his son the most, so she couldn’t care too much about this. She hurriedly inquired the situation and the servant girl rushed over to pay her respects. “Congratulations, Lady. Lord Wu can take in medicine now.”
Cheng Shizhao said, “Congratulations, Aunt. Imperial physicians said there’s hope.”
Lady Guo felt a ring in her ears and she fainted.
She originally had lost all hope, but she was ecstatic right now. She held Zhou Xiaoxiao’s hands and said, “Good girl, thankfully we have you.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao held her icy hands back, feeling like she was a survivor after a disaster and drowning herself in happiness right now.
Lady Guo’s eyes turned red and her hands were trembling. “You’re a good girl and I had thought wrong about you before. If you are able to save Xingzhi this time, I will definitely thank you.”
“Lady, there’s only one thing I request right now.” Zhou Xiaoxiao stared at the man on the bed. “I just want him to be safe and sound.”
Lady Guo’s tears covered her face and she said, “Ok, ok, as long as he’s ok. As long as he recovers, I’ll do whatever he wants.”
Huang Tingyu who stood behind her thought: this sister isn’t a simple figure. She knew what to say and what not to say.
But with mother’s personality, her emotions had gotten the better with her. Without a promise, who knows if she might go back on her words in the future.
Therefore, she walked over to hold onto Lady Guo, “Mother, you’ve been tormenting yourself for the entire day and your body won’t be able to endure this anymore. Why don’t you go back and rest for a while leave leave Lady Zhou and this daughter-in-law to look after him? That way, Xingzhi can quietly rest as well.”
At this moment, Lady Guo felt her head was heavy and her legs were going weak; clearly, she couldn’t hold on anymore. She gave careful instructions to Zhou Xiaoxiao before leaving with everyone else.
Zhou Xiaoxiao didn’t pass the work to anyone else as she took care of Yu Xingzhi with utter seriousness.
As a result, in the afternoon of the second day, Yu Xingzhi’s impression became better and his illness improved.
He just wasn’t awake yet.
Zhou Xiaoxiao leaned her head against the bed side and watched as the sunlight penetrate the window and landed on Yu Xingzhi’s handsome face. Zhou Xiaoxiao gently stroked his hair and thought: he’s so handsome that I can keep on looking at him and not be tired. His thick eyebrows were like fans, casting a shadow on his eyes. He had a full and bright forehead and he knitted his handsome eyebrows.
Let me kiss it. Zhou Xiaoxiao thought.
She reached over and landed a gentle kiss on his forehead.
Then the tip of his brows.
Then his eyes and brows…
She couldn’t stop the feeling of tenderness and her urge to kiss him.
However, she suddenly saw his eyelashes flickering and the pair of alluring eyes gradually opening. She could only see herself in his eyes.
Yu Xingzhi gazed at her and flashed a weak smile, calling her.
In the autumn of the 36th year of the Jin Dynasty, the royal army won a victory against South Vietnam and the troops returned back to the capital, offering the king of their captures.
The Emperor was delightful and rewarded all the soldiers and generals, giving the Sixth Prince, Cheng Shizhao, the title of the Grand Prince.
Yu Xingzhi, the fifth son of State Duke Wei, was familiar with military strategies and at horsemanship and archery; he, a loyal military officer, had helped the Sixth Prince attack South After that, he led a troop of 600 people, abandoning the army to mount a sneak attack on the enemies, killing the South Vietnam king and capturing dozens of royal family members.
The enemy was defeated and the two main armies took advantage of the victory, forcing their way into South Vietnam and killing tens of thousands of people.
The Emperor was satisfied with this and promoted State Duke Wei to a lower first rank stationed in the country, but the State Duke couldn’t accept this position. The Emperor said in his decree, “Yu Xingzhi, a loyal military officer, had killed the South Vietnam king and captures thousands of people, is the biggest winner in this war. I will grant him the title as Marquis of Champion.” (Yu Xingzhi had made a lot of achievements and the winner of the army, therefore the Emperor gave him the title of Marquis of Champion)
Lately in the State Duke Residence, it entered a delightful and cheerful state unlike the solemn and gloomy mood from before.
State Duke had triumphed in court and even received the Emperor’s praise.