It was the afternoon of the day when Shao Xun was sober.
In the dimness, she seemed to feel someone reaching out to touch her forehead, as if she was testing the heat. Her eyelashes trembled, subconsciously guessing, this hand is slender and powerful, is it father's? Or is it your elder brother?
She opened her eyes laboriously, and what she saw was not unexpectedly any of her father and brothers, but what was unexpected was that this was a person who was less likely to appear than his father and brother.
Standing by the bed, the man leaned slightly to his side and felt the temperature of Shao Xun's forehead. He felt that although the heat under his hands was still a bit high, it was already much gentler than it was in the morning, and he took a sigh of relief.
He turned his head and just wanted to withdraw his hand, but suddenly realized that the girl didn't know when she was already awake, her head and neck stuck in the soft pillow, and she was looking at him quietly.
There was a look of joy in his eyes, and he whispered softly: "I finally woke up, girl, you really made up your mind to let me hang on for you."
Shao Xun's throat was a bit dry, and she slowly said, "Your Majesty…Is this to come to see me?"
This is very subtle. Her first reaction when she saw him was not shock or embarrassment. She didn't even ask like ordinary people: "Why are you here?" or "Where did the people in my room go?", but directly Ask him "is it coming to see me".
The emperor sat down on the chair next to the bed and squeezed her nose: "I didn't come to see you, or I got lost before I came to you."
Of course he was teasing in irony. Shao Xun couldn't help but bend the corners of his mouth: "Are you lost in the girl's boudoir?"
The emperor tucked the quilt for her, and said helplessly: "I have never done anything like this in my life. I haven't heard that someone is ill and is calling me out of confusion. That's why I came."
Seeing Shao Xun's eyes widened, the emperor said amused: "Why, don't you believe it? I didn't coax you this time."
"I know you didn't lie." Shao Xun blinked, "I dreamed of you."
This sentence was really unexpected. The emperor stopped breathing and leaned forward subconsciously: "What did you dream about me?"
Shao Xun looked at him and smiled: "I don't remember, I just think I must have dreamed of you."
The emperor's eyes were fixed on her face for a while, and his tone was so calm that he was restraining something: "Girl, do you know what this is talking about?"
Shao Xun moved his fingers and couldn't help but quietly stretched out her fingertips. She did not answer the emperor's question, "How long have you been here?"
The emperor didn't ask, but grabbed her fingertips and stuffed it into the quilt, "I came this morning."
"What time is it now?"
"It's about to be renewed."
That is, he was guarding her for almost four hours.
Shao Xun looked at him with a very soft voice: "Are you tired?"
"Where is this?" The emperor's eyes were always soft when he looked at her, he said: "Don't worry, I can't be tired."
"What about your government? What about your official duties?"
The emperor couldn't help laughing. He touched Shao Xun's still feverish cheeks: "I'm still ill. What do you do to worry about these things-I don't have time to spare. Besides, there is the cabinet. , I have to stay at every step in everything, is that a free salary to support them?"
Shao Xun's face was still a little hot, but the emperor's hand was cold, she involuntarily rubbed that hand with her side face.
The emperor's palm was so close to Shao Xun, without removing it, "Is it still uncomfortable?"
Shao Xun shook his head subconsciously, but looked at the unconcealed concern on the emperor's face, and nodded again.
"My mouth is bitter…I want to drink water."
The emperor took a teacup from the high table, poured a cup of warm white water, and sat on the bedside and asked, "Can you rely on me?"
Shao Xun nodded.
The emperor cautiously helped Shao to get up and asked her to lean on his arms, pick up the cup and feed the water to her lips. His movements were a bit rusty. He certainly didn't do such things often, but he raised his hand. It's very stable without shaking.
"Slow down, you think the bitterness in your mouth is because you have to take a sip of the concoction every other hour, and just rinse it with white water."
Shao Xun was taken aback, then raised his head: "Where are my maids?"
"Naturally in my room."
Yuhu and Lizhu had actually guessed what was going on, but there was no way to talk about this kind of thing, so they could only hold them in their hearts. In addition, this person was also the emperor, and he was confined in their own rooms by his people. , I think there is no way to refuse.
"Do you want to drink anymore."
Shao Xun looked up at him for a while, then slowly lowered his head and drank the water in the cup, which signaled that it was enough.
The emperor put the cup aside and touched her forehead again with his arms around Shao Xun: "It seems to be better. The news from Liu Xinbao in the morning is that you are getting better. As a result, I rushed over and my forehead was still hot. "
Shao Xun was silent for a while and said, "Why are you here?"
The emperor did not understand: "Aren't you sick?"
"I'm sick… are you coming?"
"Otherwise, how?" The emperor nodded her eyebrows lovingly: "Is a little girl who leaves you sick alone at home?"
His tone was relaxed, as if it were something that was supposed to be, and it couldn't be more normal.
But Shao Xun knew that was not the case.
Even parents and family members can't do it, so how can you ask others to show meticulous care?
Shao Xun felt that his eyes were hot, and he might be particularly fragile when he was sick, but his emotions that he could easily hide were so obvious at this time.
The emperor seemed to feel her sadness, so he wanted to move her shoulders to look at her face.
Shao Xun couldn't avoid it, and put his head on his shoulders to hide his red eyes.
This action was very intimate. The emperor was stunned for a moment, and then stroked her hair: "Why are you sad? Don't be afraid… With me here, what are you worried about."
He didn't say that it was okay. As soon as he uttered such comfort, Shao Xun tried his best to restrain the sadness. She gritted her teeth and said nothing, but tears flowed out and soaked the emperor's clothes.
The emperor was a little anxious, but he had always been able to stabilize. He didn't show such panic. Instead, he put his arms around her gently and calmly soothed: "Don't cry, it's me who made you sad? It doesn't matter, I don't push you. What, do what you want, and don't enter the palace if you don't want to. If you want to see me, I will come out to see you, okay?"
Shao Xun was silent, but shook his head, sniffed, and it took a long time before he straightened up.
The emperor wiped away the traces of tears on her face. Seeing her emotions came and went quickly, he wiped her face and said amusedly: "Look at this little girl when it rains and shines. You love it in the same way. Are you crying? Like a child."
Not at all.
Shao Xunxin said that since she understood a little and was no longer the crying child, she didn't shed even a single tear in front of the family, but this person didn't know what was going on, so she drew her tears at every turn, and appeared to be Extraordinarily squeamish.
She had already made a decision in her heart, so she lowered her head and said directly: "Your Majesty, you have to promise me one thing."
This sentence was quite solemn, and the emperor was a little puzzled: "If I can do it, how about more than one thing?"
Shao Xun raised his head, the confusion and sadness in his eyes completely disappeared, his eyes were clear and bright: "You promise me one thing, and I promise you too."
It was really rejected too many times, and the emperor suddenly realized what she meant by "promise".
But this was just a blink of an eye, and the emperor immediately understood it afterwards. His eyes condensed, and he almost thought he had understood it wrong. He said, "What did you say?"
Shao Xun plucked up the courage to lean forward and took the initiative to hold the emperor's neck, making him feel that half of his body was numb for a moment. She said in his ear: "Your Majesty, you promise me one thing, I am willing to give Everything you and me-as long as I have.
Including the body, including emotions, and even souls.
Everything can be entrusted to you without reservation.
The emperor's body was very tight, half of his emotions were excited, and the other half prompted him to speak very calmly: "What do I promise?"
Shao Xun released his hand and faced the emperor. If there was a mirror at this time, the two would find that each other's expressions were surprisingly similar to their own.
Both excited and restrained.
"If one day, you don't like me, or you like others, just let me go."
The emperor looked at her solemnly and slowly said: "I won't."
Shao Xun shook his head: "Promise me."
"I can agree, but this will never happen."
"I…know that you really said this at this moment." Shao Xun smiled: "…but human emotions will not be static. If that day comes, don't leave me in the palace, I, I may suffer No more."
"If you must have this promise, I agree." The emperor looked at Shao Xun calmly for a while, and suddenly asked a question: "Do you adore me at this moment?"
Shao Xun didn't expect that he would ask this at this moment. She blushed unconsciously, but she had made up her mind and didn't want to escape, so she nodded gently and said the truth: "Yes."
The emperor smiled softly: "Don't you dislike me for a lot of burdens, and don't you dislike me when you are much older?"
Shao Xun shook his head quickly: "No."
The emperor continued: "You are still young, and I don't know how difficult it is. When I am older, when you are still young, you may find that the spirited young people are more suitable for you. It's not straight anymore…"
He said that he was a little congested here, and he paused for a while before continuing without changing his face: "The skin is gradually climbing up wrinkles, and it's old like a…rotten apple-can you still say that you adore me at that time? "
"Of course I can!" Shao Xun was a little annoyed: "Everyone has old age, but every age has its own likability. Since I said that I will always be with you, I will never change my heart."
The emperor laughed at himself: "You think so now. When the time comes, I'm afraid I won't even want to look at me."
Such words sounded particularly harsh in Shao Xun's ears, and she was really angry: "Your Majesty, you don't need to say, I am definitely not that kind of person!"
The emperor looked at her with a look of irritation on her face. After a while, he asked softly: "Is that this kind of person then?"
Shao Xun was startled.
The emperor slowed down when she saw her open her mouth, but did not speak, and said warmly: "You are not such a person, why do you insist on me?"
Shao Xun only thought that after he had made such a condition, the emperor would either agree or refuse. He never expected that he would ask such a rhetorical question, making her almost speechless and could not find any reason to refute it.
She stumbled: "But, but…this is different…"
"What's the difference?" The emperor asked gently but calmly: "I am a mortal like you, and far older than you. You are worried about my transference, saying that there is no fixed relationship, so why can you guarantee that you will not Will you change your mind? If you can guarantee it, why can't I?"
He looked at Shao Xun's somewhat bewildered expression, sighed, and held her in his arms, with a very serious tone: "If you are really so upset, I agree to that condition, but… You must first apologize to me for your contempt."
Shao Xun grabbed his clothes, still unable to let go of worry, but I have to say that this has been reduced by the emperor's words. She hesitated for a while, and finally obediently obedient, she whispered: "Your Majesty, I'm sorry…."
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