The emperor's tone was not harsh at all, but he always gave people a feeling of weight. Shao Xun was a little bit ashamed of being "learned", but he smiled.
"It's okay, it will grow in the days to come."
Shao Xun raised his face slightly, his forehead touched his chin, and as if feeling dissatisfied, he banged twice.
The emperor did not move, just as she did, "How do you feel about it?"
Shao Xun just said those words that he has plucked up his courage and strength, but in fact, he still hasn't done well. Once he relaxes and passes that energy, his voice will inevitably be a little sad: "Fortunately, it's just not that much. strength."
"Do you still want to sleep?"
Shao Xun shook his head: "I have a headache, but I'm not sleepy, it looks like I have slept for several days…"
She said that she had a headache, and the emperor didn't dare to let her sit again. He slowly laid her down, resting her palm on the back of her neck and resting her on the pillow. While retracting her hand, she gently twisted her cheek and said: "You burned so badly. If you sleep for a few days, you might burn it as a fool—not counting last night, it's only been a long time."
Shao Xun nodded first, then suddenly widened his eyes, and subconsciously raised his upper body: "…most of the day? What's the new year today?"
The emperor pushed her back, covered her with a quilt, and said casually: "The tenth day."
Shao Xun earned a bit, but he couldn't shake the emperor's hand at all. He could only be buried in the quilt and couldn't believe him: "Today is the Empress Empress's Qianqiu Festival?!"
She thought that she had fallen asleep for two days, but she didn't expect…
The emperor lowered his eyes to look at her, and wrote lightly: "Well, the feast will last until the evening, and your family won't be back for a while."
"I, I'm not worried about this…" Shao Xun opened his mouth, and he stumbled: "You…how do you…"
The emperor said calmly: "You are sick."
"But…" Shao Xun didn't know how to say: "This is the Empress's birthday after all."
The emperor sensed that she seemed to be extremely uneasy, so he soothed: "I never showed up on her birthday. It was not purely for you. I didn't leave the palace, and I just stayed in the Hall of Two Instruments."
The emperor's words were half true, and it was really the first half. For so many years, he did not attend the Empress's birthday, and the false is the second half.
This year is different from the past. In previous years, the Thousand Autumn Festival has not been held at all, but the meaning is just perfunctory; but this year Princess Kejing has a child, and she is still a little unstable. She has always been worried about the Empress, regardless of the Empress Dowager. How do you want to give your granddaughter this face? This is the feast of this year.
The emperor himself was noncommittal, whatever they tossed about, he just didn't get mixed up, but in recent days, he just caught up with the empress dowager and was unwell, so the emperor, as a son of man, would naturally visit him often.
The Empress Dowager leaned on the bed, drinking the medicine while saying that she hoped that the emperor would give her and the princess a face. Anyway, she went to the Qianqiu banquet to show her face. The imperial doctors, mothers, and palace people around her also always hinted at the empress dowager's illness. It was because there was something in my heart that I squeezed it out, and persuaded the emperor to follow her wishes.
The emperor doesn't know if the Empress Dowager is really sick or fake, but even if she pretends, she can even pretend to be sick for this matter. The emperor can't really careless about his mother's thoughts. He has agreed to the meeting. Go show your face.
The result was very unfortunate. The Empress Dowager didn't know if it was really uncomfortable, but Shao Xun was really sick.
The emperor's words made Shao Xun more or less calmed down the anxiety in his heart, and his tight body also relaxed, but he still couldn't help being confused about the relationship between the emperor and the empress.
I don't know if Shao Xun didn't deliberately conceal it in front of the emperor, or the emperor knew her too well. In short, the emperor noticed the doubts in her heart just as soon as the emperor saw it, and he asked, "Want to ask about the Empress?"
Shao Xun was a little embarrassed to be guessed, but she really wanted to know: "I, I have heard some rumors…"
The emperor was a little curious. He asked with interest, "What did you say outside? Am I mean and gracious waiting for my wife? Or do I like the new and dislike the old, greedy and lust?"
He actually got it right.
Shao Xun said embarrassedly: "These are just nonsense by others, not many people believe it, but it is said that the Empress… has neglected De fei and Her Royal Highness."
"'Neglect'," the emperor smiled politely for Shao Xun: "You must have changed this word yourself. The original sentence must be'murder the emperor's heir', right?"
Shao Xun did not answer, so he acquiesced.
The emperor said: "This is actually not a secret when I arrived. At that time, I had just ascended the throne. Because of the sudden death of the first emperor and brother, the whole week was turbulent, internal and external, and I really couldn't spare time to take care of the harem. At that time, the Empress… With Kejing, I was very uneasy, so she took action against the De fei who was also pregnant, but she was not clever. Not only did she fail, but she was caught by De fei and stabbed to me."
"So you withdrew the Empress's right to manage the harem?"
The emperor nodded: "It shouldn't have been handled like this, it's just the situation at the time. It really can only be stable."
He looked at Shao Xun intently and saw that she seemed to be a little confused, so he stroked her hair on the sideburns and explained: "You may not understand this yet, but when everything is difficult, stability is more important than change. ——Even more important than all. At that time, I secretly mobilized the army to defend both the north and the south, but on the face of it, I couldn't and dared to move any decree left by my father and tried my best to make the whole world understand. My sitting on this throne will not be any different from before-Great Zhou, it will continue to exist."
His voice was stable and powerful, and he broke it a little bit to Shao Xun, and she couldn't help listening to her.
"At that time, not to mention that the Empress was trying to harm the emperor's heir. Even if she wanted to usurp the throne, I could only choose to suppress it. Everything must be stable, stable and calm-at least in the eyes of outsiders."
"As for later, when I was able to let go of my hands and feet a little bit, Ke Jing was already born. She was a clingy child. The Empress held her in her arms, and when she let go, she would cry and cry out of breath. I'm angry, I won't stop crying until I close my breath, you know how much the Empress Dowager loves her…"
Shao Xun asked, "Because of this, don't you want to see her anymore?"
The emperor paused, then nodded.
But Shao Xun always felt something was wrong—grandmother once said that long before the incident of De fei, the Empress was not too favored as soon as Your Majesty became the throne.
Shao Xun hesitated, but couldn't help but asked, "…is it just because of this?"
She was cautious, but the emperor smiled. He shook his head and sighed softly: "Naturally, it's more than that, but…I don't want to lie to you, but let me keep a little face."
Shao Xun thought about breaking his head and couldn't think of what it was that could turn a still loving couple over to this point-at least one attempt to murder the emperor's heir shouldn't be the case. She was very curious, but she would never ask again. Up.
Not all secrets are suitable to be told. Shao Xun understands this. At least, she will never choose to disclose the dream she has ever had to anyone, including the emperor-especially the emperor.
Shao Xun nodded obediently: "Then I won't ask, will you stay with me for a while?"
The emperor gently shook her hand: "I will be with you."
Shao Xun couldn't help but smile.
She is beautiful and has a good temperament, but the emperor felt that he seemed to like more than this. He looked at her and felt that this girl was all intent and perfect, everywhere was perfect, and loved everywhere. Together, it seems that these silent stares are far more interesting than feasting and having fun.
This feeling is very peculiar, at least the emperor himself has never had such an experience, he did not resist this feeling, and even enjoyed it very much.
But on the other hand, it may also be the reason for cherishing too much. In the eyes of Shao Xun, the emperor is always in a hurry and can do everything, but in fact, he is a little restrained, like holding an extremely fragile treasure in his hands. One side subconsciously wants to hold her tightly, but the other side is worried that it will break her if it is too tight.
So he looked calm, but actually took every step very cautiously.
What you have put in hard work, you will be more reluctant to give up.
"Leave it to me for the rest of the matter. You don't have to think about anything, think more about it, and there is nothing worth worrying about you."
Shao Xun looked at him and blinked slightly: "Okay."
The two of them were enjoying this rare time together when the door was suddenly knocked a few times.
Liu Xin heard that the emperor didn't lower her voice, she knew that the girl was 80% awake, and the heart she had been hanging finally fell back, and he let out a long sigh of relief.
She pushed the door in, put a small cup of medicinal juice next to the emperor, and said carefully: "Your Majesty, it's time for the girl to drink the medicine."
Shao Xunxiao looked at her: "I was stunned by illness last night, but I can still feel that you have been watching and taking care of me. It's hard work."
Liu Xin was flattered, moved and frightened, quietly glanced at the emperor, and cautiously said: "Don't dare to be a girl to praise, this is what a slave servant should do."
The emperor snorted softly: "Retreat."
Liu Xin saluted hurriedly and retreated quickly.
Shao Xun smiled and said: "Why are you so cold and righteous? She scared her, and they took care of me all night."
The emperor picked up the medicine cup to test the temperature: "I think she is not competent enough. I sent so many people. She is the only one who can be by your side at any time. As a result, you are sick these days, she didn't even say a word to the palace. ."
"I didn't let her say it." Shao Xun said: "It's not a big deal, it's worth raising the teacher like this."
"I am afraid that I am afraid that I will punish her for failing to take good care of her." The emperor is very clear about the selfishness of the people below: "In my opinion, it is time to change her."
"Since I have given it to me, I am my one." Shao Xun said, "You are not allowed to punish me."
"Besides, it's normal for her. If I didn't ask her not to tell you, I believe she would not dare to conceal it."
The emperor had to give up, and then propped her neck with his hands to give her medicine.
Shao Xun glanced at the dark concoction, and instinctively turned his head away: "I'm all well, can I not drink it?"
Her tone of voice unconsciously took on the meaning of being coquettish, but this time the emperor was unmoved, and directly lifted her up and brought the cup over: "You are still hot, obedient."
Shao Xun had no choice but to close his eyes holding his breath and drank it.
To be honest, the medicine was not too painful to accept. After Shao Xun swallowed it, his brows were loosened and his eyes opened.
The emperor checked that the cup was indeed empty, then put it aside, took the kerchief and wiped the stains on Shao Xun's mouth carefully, and asked, "Is it not bitter?"
Shao Xun leaned on the emperor's arm, tilted his head and looked at his angular profile, with a gentle expression, drooping eyelids, straight nose and slightly thin lips.
An extremely handsome and calm face.
The emperor didn't hear the answer, and said in a puzzled way: "Should it not be too bitter?"
Shao Xun suddenly felt that her heart was beating so hard that she seemed to jump out of her mouth when she spoke.
She bit her lip unconsciously, and then said: "Your Majesty, do you want to try hard or not?"
The emperor didn't understand it for a while, he doubted: "I will taste a little every time I feed you, it doesn't count as…"
When he saw Shao Xun's tense but strong expression, he was suddenly blessed to his soul and suddenly understood.
He fixedly looked at Shao Xun for a while, then leaned over his face slightly, and slowly and gently kissed the girl's slightly bitter lips.
Shao Xun closed her eyes and froze, not daring to move, until the emperor's arms tightened, and she wrapped her soft body in his arms to comfort her for a while, and she gradually relaxed.
Then she felt her lips being gently pried apart by this person, and the kiss began to deepen.
Shao Xun's throat moved and couldn't help but respond slightly, and he was entangled more tightly.
The kiss was very long, and when Shao Xun was shuddering and his lips and tongue were tingling, the emperor let her go.
Shao Xun opened his eyes but looked away unnaturally. He dared not look at the emperor at all, but he heard him whisper: "It's really not bitter."
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