"What are you afraid of?"
The wind was getting stronger, and there was a slight light in the darkness. The man and the girl were standing face to face, with the sound of footsteps getting closer to their ears, and it seemed that the figure could be seen right away.
Shao Xun's tremor was so subtle that it was almost imperceptible. She stared at the man in front of her through the hazy moonlight, her lips slightly opened, but in fact she didn't know what she was trying to say.
The struggle in her eyes was too obvious, and the appearance of trembling in the cold wind made people unable to feel pity. The emperor couldn't bear to force him. As soon as he was about to leave to avoid him, Shao Xun pulled his sleeves.
The emperor was stunned, then couldn't help but widen his eyes.
"You don't have to hide."
Shao Xun first closed her eyes and opened them again. She wanted to say that you can be fearless and you should do what you want, but why should you be so wronged for her?
For an ordinary girl, what do you condescend and wrong yourself for?
How long can this kind of special care last?
She was really scared, and Mrs. Zheng's words kept stuck in her throat, making her so scared that the emperor could see it at a glance.
These mixed thoughts looked chaotic, but in fact it was just a moment of effort.
Shao Xun tried his best to calm his voice, keeping his eyes on the emperor, and a little louder in his mouth: "Ah Qiong, here I am."
Shao Qiong and Zheng Yunqiao immediately followed the sound. When they saw Shao Xun, they saw the figure standing next to her before they could speak.
At this time, the sky was a bit dark, and there were more people suddenly, and it was obviously a tall man. Shao Qiong was caught off guard and was slightly frightened. She screamed and wanted to hide behind Zheng Yunqiao, while Zheng Yunqiao blurted out subconsciously: "Ah Xun" !"
The words are panic and worry.
Shao Xun settled down, and said in a steady and sober voice: "Cousin, please tell your father that there is a visitor. Please come and welcome him soon."
Zheng Yunqiao was stunned. The night was very concealed. The two of them were not as familiar with the emperor as Shao Xun, so they did not recognize who they were.
But Zheng Yunqiao is far more sensitive than Shao Qiong after all, and he understands the point from Shao Xun's words.
Dear guest, welcome.
He nodded immediately, and said: "Please wait for the guests, I will go back."
He was actually quite reliable in matters that didn't involve feelings. He didn't do much entanglement, and even when he looked back, he saw that Shao Qiong was no longer afraid, but was a little eager to think about what to say, and he pulled her up very smoothly.
The emperor hadn't expected Shao Xun to have such a calm attitude. The emperor looked down at Shao Xun, "Aren't you afraid of your father's doubts?"
Shao Xun didn't look at him, but stared at the stone bricks under his feet for a long time, and then slowly said, "I'm not afraid of this."
The emperor's eyes were gentle and quiet: "If I tell your father directly that I want you to enter the palace, wouldn't you be afraid?"
Shao Xun raised his head and looked into his eyes: "Will you?"
The emperor was startled.
"If you really make up your mind to say it, then do it."
Shao Xun's voice was very soft, like Qingping floating on the water, which could easily be blown away by the breeze.
Such words made the emperor's eyes condensed.
——This sounds like a compromise, giving the choice to the emperor.
But can he really follow her words?
The emperor closed her cloak neckline for her, wrapped her tighter, and said with a soft tone: "I said I won't force you, everything depends on your mind."
This is the gentleness that the emperor bestows on one person, but in another sense it is also a deep conceit.
The emperor's pity and affection for Shao Xun made him reluctant and disdain to resort to any coercive means.
He is earnestly pursuing the girl he likes, exhausting all his tenderness and care, cherishing and loving, and confident that even if he doesn't need the identity of the emperor, he can still get the love of his lover.
The emperor was right. Such step-by-step cannibalization and entanglement made Shao Xun hardly able to resist.
But at the same time, it also aggravated her anxiety and panic.
The more you want and the more you cherish, the more you will worry about losing.
Shao Xun's original calmness was almost shattered. She felt sore and uncomfortable in her eyes, so she had to look away: "My heart? Your Majesty, I don't know what I want now."
She had expectations and desires in her heart, but she also had more fears and worries. She wanted to retreat and escape, reluctant, and she wanted to take a step forward but worried that the front was an abyss that was enough to crush her bones.
It turns out that this is the so-called dilemma.
When the emperor heard her voice implying sadness and depression, he was rarely at a loss: "What is wrong with me?"
Not! Not! Not!
How could Shao Xun make him understand that it was not because he was bad, on the contrary, it might be because he was too good that made all this so complicated.
At this moment, Zheng Yunqiao returned to the shore from the center of the lake with Shao Zhenyu in a hurry. Shao Xun heard the sound and couldn't even use the handkerchief, so he quickly wiped it with his fingers. Wiping the corners of his eyes, he walked a few steps to the side, and distanced himself from the emperor.
Shao Zhenyu did not take anyone with him except Zheng Yunqiao. He was not surprised at all when he saw the emperor. He brought Zheng Yunqiao to salute very neatly and simply: "See your majesty for the minister."
The emperor's mind was on Shao Xun, and it was inevitable that he was a little absent-minded: "…get up."
Shao Zhenyu respectfully said: "Your Majesty is in the humble house, and the ministers have missed a long way to welcome you, please go down and sin."
This is actually asking him the reason for this.
The emperor paused and looked at Shao Xun without any trace. Seeing that she lowered her head and did not respond, he sighed softly, "I haven't walked around in your house some days. Today is just a whim. I didn't want to but ran into Ai Qing. Family banquet, I hope it didn't save your interest."
Shao Xun closed his eyes, not knowing whether he should be disappointed or relieved.
Shao Zhenyu hurriedly said: "The ministers are terrified. Your majesty's presence is the blessing of the ministers, and even more the grace that cannot be asked for."
He also saw the silent daughter standing aside: "The little girl is ignorant, I don't know if you have neglected your Majesty."
"No…" the emperor said slowly: "This kid… is very sensible, treat her well."
Shao Zhenyu felt that the emperor's words were a little weird for a while, but now he was thinking about how to satisfy the emperor with all his body and mind, and he didn't have time to think deeply.
He knew that the emperor chose this time without much fanfare. He certainly didn't want to mobilize the teachers, so he said: "Please, your Majesty, please go to the cold house study room for a while, and your subjects will prepare tea."
The emperor's fingers curled up, waiting for a while, restrained from paying attention to Shao Xun, and then whispered, "Aiqing will lead the way."
When the emperor travels, even if it is a micro-service, people will inevitably follow, but some of these people guard the front and side entrances everywhere, and some follow the emperor from a distance, but they are a little far away, and the night is covered, and others can't notice it. Wait for the emperor. With Shao Zhenyu's movement, a faint rustling sound sounded, which was the sound of the hidden guards following up.
Shao Zhenyu has become accustomed to this situation, as if he hadn't noticed, he continued to lead the way for the emperor.
Zheng Yunqiao was a little surprised by this atmosphere, he was a little worried about Shao Xun, but saw her looking at the back of the emperor and her father. Obviously there was no expression, but Zheng Yunqiao made a chuckle in his heart.
Seeing the two walking away, Zheng Yunqiao walked to Shao Xun a little hesitatingly: "Sister Ah Xun…"
Shao Xun turned his head and smiled as if nothing had happened: "Cousin."
Zheng Yunqiao hesitated for a long time, and he hesitated for a long time. His final words could not help but be very solemn: "Are you okay?"
Shao Xun's expression looked natural, but he gently pressed his forehead with his hand, and slowly said, "Not so good, cousin, my head…a bit hurts."
At this time, the moonlight that had just been blocked by the clouds just appeared, and the light suddenly became brighter than before. Zheng Yunqiao was startled by Shao Xun's almost pale face in the moonlight. He wanted to reach out and help others. Raised his hand but did not dare to touch her: "How are you?"
Lizhu, who was just sent aside by Shao Xun, hurried over to support her: "Girl!"
"Don't worry," Shao Xun endured uncomfortable comfort and comforted his cousin and Lizhu: "I'm just a little tired and want to go back to rest."
Zheng Yunqiao didn't worry about it and there was no reason to keep people. He could only exhort a few words and watched Lizhu help Shao Xun go further and further.
He stayed where he was alone, and did not leave for a long time.
The emperor actually had a lot of conversations with Shao Zhenyu. After all, the two had known each other since childhood, and they were both members of the military.
But this time the emperor had something on his mind and didn't have the mood to chat with anyone, so he patiently discussed some official affairs with Shao Zhenyu and went back to the palace.
When he returned to the palace, he still missed Shao Xun, and the situation on Shao Xun's side was indeed not very good.
She felt so uncomfortable in her heart. In addition, she might have been caught in the wind and had a very headache. She went back that night and did not fall asleep. The next day she had to brace herself to greet her parents. When she came back, she couldn't eat breakfast until noon, and then again at noon. In the evening, until Yuhu softly persuaded her for a long time, she couldn't bear to watch the maids worry, so she forced herself to eat a bowl of rice.
Seeing that she seemed to be getting better, things got worse before the maids had time to be happy.
Shao Xun had a stomachache in the middle of the night. He vomited everything in his stomach to relieve the pain. Several people were terrified when they saw it.
As a result, the doctor adjusted the book bag for a long time, and in sum, he was eating intemperately and pressing his stomach.
Lizhu said anxiously: "The girl hadn't eaten anything the night before, and she didn't eat a bowl of rice until last night. Is this called ignorance?"
"That's the upside-down stomach qi, just vomit it out anyway."
The doctor prescribed a few doses of medicine to help digestion, and Shao Xun drank it and barely improved a bit. Only then did the few people feel relieved.
Especially the newcomer Liu Xin. She is more anxious than Yuhu. She is worried that if Shao Xun is unfortunate enough to have some shortcomings, she will be over. Therefore, she is especially attentive to wait until Shao Xun gets better. I didn't report it if I got my heart out.
It may be that this seemingly insignificant illness consumes energy. After a few days, Shao Xun has no energy, can't lift the energy, feels dizzy, and doesn't want to get out of bed.
It's the Thousand Autumn Festival soon, and if she doesn't get better, I'm afraid she won't be able to enter the palace.
As soon as Zheng saw this, he could only take Shao Qiong with him, and tossing around again.
To be honest, even though this is a daughter, Zheng himself is more willing to take Shao Xun than Shao Qiong on occasions like entering the palace to celebrate her birthday.
Shao Xun was very relieved that she could not participate in the birthday banquet, which was not an honor but a kind of pressure for her.
She didn't want to face the Empress. It was a delicate and complicated feeling, with soreness, anxiety and vague guilt. If she entered the palace, she didn't know how to face the emperor's main palace and wife.
Perhaps it was this mentality that was noticed by her own body, and the feedback was that she was unable to recover, and she suffered from repeated symptoms.
However, long-term illness naturally hurts vitality, and righteousness fights between evil and righteousness. Once the righteousness cannot be resisted, it is normal for the body to be unable to stand it.
On the day before the Thousand-Autumn Festival, Shao Xun suddenly became hot, and the effect of taking medicine and cold compress was not obvious, and the anxious jade pot was like an ant on a hot pot.
At this time, the entire mansion was busy with tomorrow's birthday banquet, and it was not appropriate to call anyone. Shao Xun only said that he had taken the medicine, and he didn't need to mobilize the teachers.
On the surface, this sentence was meant for Yuhu, but in fact Liu Xin knew that this was telling herself not to stab this matter to the Hall of Liangyi.
Liu Xin was also hesitating. She also knew that the palace was still close to the Empress. Even if she reported it, her impunity might not be of much use. She also offended the girl. She thought about it or obeyed Shao. Follow the order.
In the end, the more afraid of something, the more and more things came. After taking three doses of medicine, Shao Xun not only didn't get better, but worsened. He was stunned and burnt in bed at night, and his father, mother and brother were mumbling nonsense.
Yuhu was terrified, and he hurried to the main courtyard to inform Zheng, who knew that there was something wrong with her clothes for the banquet tomorrow, and the whole courtyard was messed up.
The Zheng was so desperate that he couldn't spare time to see Shao Xun, but he didn't dare to neglect. He asked people to go to the Five-Army Capital Governor's Mansion to tell Shao Zhenyu who was sleeping in the Yamen tonight, and Shao Zhenyu sent someone to take a post. The imperial doctor in the palace went to Yingguo Gongfu office overnight.
The imperial doctor tried to use the medicine, and when the daylight was shining, the heat was slightly lowered. This was relieved, and he ordered the medicine to be injected every other hour, and the heat could be completely lowered today. This is my goodbye.
The girls in Shao Xun's room were relieved and inevitably a little dissatisfied, because yesterday Shao Xun's illness was so dangerous that no one of her relatives stayed by her side. Only Shao Kuitian came here once at the dawn of the day, but he had errands on him. I went to work as a errand in the camp, so I took a quick look, and hurried away after learning that my sister "should" be in no way.
The two little ones couldn't count on it, and Shao Hui moved back to the academy two days ago to prepare for the next Chunwei. He was not at home at all.
Shao Xun was lying on the bed alone, with only a few maids who took turns watching the night. Anyone who saw him would feel distressed.
Liu Xin felt uncomfortable for Shao Xun, not to mention why no one hurts such a good girl.
She was sighing while wiping sweat for Shao Xun, and suddenly her dry lips moved, as if they were talking about something.
Liu Xin knew that this was not calling her mother's father or her brother. She had been muttering intermittently all night. This is a problem that all children have, as if having relatives around is better than a panacea.
She leaned down and wiped the sweat for Shao Xun carefully, and stopped her movement with a sudden movement of her ears.
Liu Xin then leaned in immediately, and indeed heard two very clear words.
The kerchief in her hand stopped there for a moment, then bit her lip, threw the kerchief into the water basin, and called Liucui to look at the lady for herself, and ran out of the yard quickly.
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