The two walked all the way out of the apse of Jinguang Temple and came to a more secluded backyard. This is the residence of many temple elders. It is secluded and quiet, with trees and flowers and insects as the scenery, and the clear springs in the mountains as the stream, and the misty sky above. As a lamp, it is a different view compared with the magnificent hall.

When he reached the deepest room, the monk narrowed his eyes and made a "please" gesture to Shao Xun. He didn't even dare to knock on the door and interrupt himself.

Upon seeing this, Shao Xun stepped forward and knocked on the door.

The familiar voice inside had an unhurried tone: "Who is it?"

Shao Xun said: "It's me."

The voice was uncontrollable with a hint of joy: "Come in."

Shao Xun pushed the door and walked in after closing the door.

The room was full of the smell of sandalwood, rich but not pungent, and curled cigarettes slowly rose from a half-person-high gilt incense burner in the hall.

Shao Xun bypassed this quaint appliance, opened the curtain and entered the room.

Toji sits cross-legged on the futon with his left knees from time to time, is a monk who is 70 or 80 years old and very old.

This is Master Huiyuan, the abbot of Jinguang Temple. He is getting older and older over the years. He only shows up at the monthly Buddhist meeting, and he is no longer seeing guests in his leisure time.

The people who can let him sweep the couch and treat each other are naturally not ordinary people.

Opposite Master Huiyuan sitting in the same posture is the current saint, and Emperor Ning Xi is undoubtedly.

He went out of the palace in a light blue dress. He wore a light blue regular dress. It was very simple. The corners of his clothes were embroidered with darker bamboo. In addition, only the cuffs and waistband were decorated with the same pattern; there was no belt on his head. Chaiguan, all his long hair were put down, and he only used a thin hair band to gently tie the upper part. His temperament was originally restrained. With such a dress, it is hard to see that he is holding the world's supreme. The son-in-law who is playing in the mountains.

Shao Xun felt a little fresh, and couldn't help but take a look, then take another look.

The corners of the emperor's mouth turned up slightly. He looked at Shao Xun and stretched out a hand at her: "Come and sit here."

Shao Xun knew that he was not as exquisite as in the palace, so he simply bowed and sat on the futon beside the emperor.

Master Huiyuan opened his closed eyes slightly, glanced at Shao Xun with a very soft gaze, paused slightly, and said: "This female benefactor is polite."

Although he is a monk, he has a long beard and a kind face without losing depth. This look is really reminiscent of the words "Xianfeng Daogu".

Shao Xun usually doesn't worship Buddha very much, saying that there is nothing to believe in, but she still has a lot of awe for these. Now, her hands are put together respectfully, and she replied: "The master is polite."

The emperor watched the two people finished greeting, and then said to Huiyuan: "This time I am here, in addition to inviting you to the palace for the Empress Dowager, I also want you to see for this child to see if there are any shortcomings. ."

Shao Xun was not surprised to see the emperor here. Naturally, he knew about it in advance.

It wasn't that someone had revealed the emperor's whereabouts to her, but the Empress Dowager had called her into the palace two days ago and saw the emperor who "coincidentally" was there at Ningshou Palace.

The Empress Dowager asked her if she was free to stay in the palace for two more days. Of course, Shao Xun declined. The reason was that he was coming to accompany his grandmother to the Jinguang Temple to worship the Buddha, and then the Empress Dowager casually mentioned that the previous emperor said that he would invite Master Huiyuan into the palace.

Shao Xun listened, and subconsciously raised his head to look at the emperor who was sitting aside listening to their small talk.

She had a subtle hunch at the time, I am afraid the other party had guessed it too.

Although the two didn't say it clearly, they all knew each other a little bit when they met today.

But Shao Xun didn't know that the emperor had plans to let Huiyuan see her sick before. She gave him a slightly surprised look, and then felt that her hand on her knee was lightly touched. a bit.

She immediately turned to see Huiyuan.

Although Hui Yuan looks like an immortal spirit and does not eat the fireworks in the world, he naturally has twelve points of shrewdness in his heart because of the so-called old man. The scene between the emperor and Shao Xun is all in his eyes, even if he sees Shao. Xun was a fifteen or sixteen-year-old girl, and she would never ask the emperor if this was his princess like someone who had no brains.

Fortunately, I didn't ask, or else the emperor could not turn his face or say two things.

Huiyuan asked Shao Xun to put his hand on the pillow of the case, and observe her complexion while taking the pulse. After finishing the pulse, he asked her a few more questions. Then he said to the emperor: "Your majesty, rest assured, this lady is healthy. She is just a young man. I love food and cold, and I don't know how to maintain it. There are always symptoms of deficiency and cold. This is commonplace."

The emperor solemnly said: "How many medications do I need to prescribe?"

"It's not necessary," Hui Yuan shook his head: "It's a three-point poison. The lady is in good health. She eats moderately on weekdays and adds food tonic."

The emperor was relieved, and his face sent a lot: "Thank you, Master."

Shao Xun retracted his wrist and thanked him, "Master You Lao bothered."

Huiyuan shook his head to indicate no need, and then asked: "I wonder if your majesty and the young lady continue to listen to the poor monks' lectures, or go around. Although Guangming Mountain is crowded with people, the back mountain is privately owned by the temple, and the scenery is more beautiful. , The two of you may have been here before, but maybe this is the first time traveling together?"

The emperor had to sigh that the old monk was so sophisticated, but his mouth was quite plain: "The master was going to give a lecture to the believers today. I shouldn't have delayed you a lot of time, so how can I delay it?"

Hui Yuan smiled slightly, then got up and sent the two out.

Although the mountain behind the Guangming Mountain is nominally the private property of the Jinguang Temple, in fact, if any dignitaries want to come in and play, they will not be shut out. Shao Xun has been here at least twice.

She was originally worried that she would be seen by others when she walked with the emperor, but then she realized that today is the lecture day of the Jinguang Temple. Even if there are some high gates here, most of them are listening in the apse at this time. No one is like them. , Wandering in the back mountain with a leisurely heart.

No, it should be said that there is only the emperor who has a leisurely mind.

It's getting colder now, and it's already in autumn. The back mountain is planted with large tracts of maple trees. Although it is not the best time to watch, the original green leaves are already red, which makes people feel very interesting. .

"Where are the people around your Majesty?"

Even if it's a microservice patrol, the emperor should have served with a few people on the face, not to mention the guards in disguise secretly.

The emperor chuckled: "No matter what they do, they have a place to go."

He led Shao Xun through the towering trees, and said as he walked: "The trees in this mountain were there from the previous dynasty, and they are still there today. It can be seen that the world has moved and the dynasty is also changeable."

Shao Xunsheng was in the Great Zhou and grew up in the Great Zhou. She has been in this prosperous age since she can remember, and she has a deep sense of belonging to this country. Therefore, she does not have deep feelings for these, and she does not even want to think about the future of this country's demise. She said: "The Great Zhou will naturally last forever, so why should your Majesty make such a pessimistic statement."

This was spoken from the courtiers, and the emperor must have passed away with a smile, but when he heard Shao Xun's hidden displeasure, it seemed that he was blaming him for saying unlucky things, but he felt happy in his heart.

A rock was a little high, the emperor climbed up first, and then naturally stretched out his hand to pull Shao Xun up.

But after Shao Xun managed to reach him, the hand holding her did not let go.

Shao Xun was stunned, and then subconsciously wanted to pull his hand out, but he didn't succeed. The emperor was very well-measured, and his hand strength was not great, far less than the point where she hurt her, but it just happened to make her unable to escape. .

When the emperor saw that she was not trying to break away with all his strength, a smile appeared in his eyes, "Let's go, let's keep going up."

Being held by someone can save effort, but Shao Xun feels a little panicked in his heart.

Because she discovered one thing, the emperor's attitude toward her became closer every time. The two people got along very closely in the first few times, but it was only a few times when he came to pull his hand. It was very natural.

What's more terrifying is herself, what is the difference between such a weak struggle and rejection and tacit consent?

The anxiety and anxiety in her heart were easily felt by the emperor. He took Shao Xun away from the path, stopped under a huge maple tree, turned his head, and looked at her quietly for a while.

Shao Xun lowered his head and said nothing, but listened to him softly: "You are not happy, do you blame me for being abrupt?"

He asked like this, but his hands did not relax a little, and he still held Shao Xun's hand firmly.

Shao Xun took a deep breath, then shook his head.

She didn't blame the emperor for being abrupt, but it was precisely this "not blame" that made her uneasy.

I don't know if the reason is understood, the emperor let go of his hand gently.

Shao Xun manually moved, and then he said, "Your Majesty, you said you didn't force it."

The emperor said: "Did I force it?"

Shao Xun didn't know how to say it—he never forced her to do anything, but…how do I say it, it seems that his existence itself is a kind of persecution, and the person in front of him, standing in front of him, makes people's hearts lively shaken. .

And this kind of vacillation made her feel a little scared.

The emperor could see her sorrow, but he didn't know how to help her resolve it. He tentatively reached out and touched Shao Xun's shoulder. Seeing that she was only shaking slightly, but did not escape, he took her over. "Don't worry, I am here."

But you are the source of my worry.

But his voice was too gentle and calm. Shao Xun had never felt this way before. She could almost feel her heart shifting again and again, struggling to get close to the man in front of her.

But it doesn't work.

Leaning on the emperor's shoulders, Shao Xun said softly: "Your Majesty, don't get closer."

This is too close, and the safe distance between men and women has been completely lost. Taking it one step further, Shao Xun doesn't know what it will be like.

The emperor touched her soft black hair, and he could feel the girl rubbing his hand subconsciously. He sighed, "You like me, don't you?"

This may be the emperor's talent, and his questions can always be like affirmations.

Shao Xun gradually relaxed under his comfort. She was not a dead thing without feeling. Naturally, she could feel that the emperor's feelings were sincere, but the more she was like this, the more worried she was. As for what she was worried about, she knew clearly in her heart, but Unable to express it, she felt that she couldn't bear such a love, and she didn't have the ability to keep it.

But the emperor's deep voice rang in his ears, and his palms were gentle and powerful, full of the sense of security that Shao Xun lacked, as if with deceptive power, gradually loosening her original firm beliefs.

She knew this would not work, but she didn't have the strength to resist such a gentle attack without the slightest strength.

Shao Xun finally opened his mouth: "I…"

"Let's go ahead and take a look?"

The sudden voice interrupted her unspoken words. Shao Xun awakened in a spirited spirit and pushed the emperor away without daring to look at him, so she hid someone behind the tree.

As if being a guilty conscience, Shao Xun subconsciously held his breath, so the sigh of the man behind him was particularly obvious in her ears.

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