Shao Xun helped the emperor's arm: "You are drunk."
The emperor was tall, leaning leaning on Shao Xun, who was a head shorter than him. The Empress Dowager was frightened and worried, "Hurry up, come and help the emperor—the imperial concubine is pregnant. I'm here."
He Jinrong, who was by his side, took a few palace members and quickly stepped forward to take the emperor from Shao Xun's hands, but the emperor pulled Shao Xun tightly, not allowing her to leave.
The others had no choice but to help him on the other side of the arm, which was not pushed away.
The emperor stroked his forehead, at least he looked really drunk. He turned to look at the Empress Dowager: "…Mother, I…have some headaches, I'm afraid I can't accompany you."
Although he is still organized, he is obviously half a beat slower than usual. The Empress Dowager is afraid that he is really drunk and will be uncomfortable tomorrow.
It was a lively night, and when I looked outside, the Empress Dowager nodded and said: "It's almost time, let's not stay vigil… It's just that the concubine is delicate now, you should stay away from her. Some are."
The emperor agreed quickly, but he did not relax in his hand, making the Empress Dowager feel very helpless, so she had to tell Shao Xun warmly: "You accompany the emperor, persuade him more, don't indulge him."
Shao Xun said: "Don't worry, Empress."
After the emperor was drunk, he seemed to have added a little bit of willfulness. When Shao Xungang finished speaking, he tried to pull her away, and he refused to greet others.
At this time, Zhao Ruozhen, who was held in her seat by Deng, was a little anxious: "Auntie, I have something to say to the emperor."
Deng saw that the emperor had left the side door with the people, she lightly dropped Zhao Ruozhen's hand, and said: "You are heavy. If you have anything to say another day, it's the same."
But if she was really that easy to persuade, she would not be Zhao Ruozhen.
The second princess was not far from the two of them. She watched Zhao Ruozhen being supported and walked out of the door, and she saw that the Empress Dowager was talking to a princess, she did not look at this side for a while, she frowned subconsciously: "Deng Concubine, big sister, where are you going?"
Deng lowered her head and took a sip of her wine, "Maybe she went to change clothes. People who are pregnant have this problem…"
Zhao Ruotong's eyebrows jumped, but after another thought, if your Majesty is by Shao Xun's side, then don't worry about anything. As for the others…
Let them die.
There, Shao Xun was dragged by the emperor and walked to the gate of the palace. Before he could speak, he was hugged in front of the many servants of the palace.
Shao Xun was tightly embraced by the emperor, and the cold air in winter seemed to be blocked by his arms, and the faint aroma of wine came from his arms, which made her seem a little bit untouched tonight. Drunk Shao Xun's greed for such warmth, but he is not used to being intimate in front of so many people, even if their lower heads are like decorations, they will not move.
She moved, trying to break away from the emperor's arms, but the emperor didn't let go. He whispered in her ear: "Today I will accompany me on the sedan chair."
Shao Xun didn't expect that after so long, he could still remember this. He turned his head laboriously, and saw that no one in the hall had withdrawn for a while, and said: "You let me go first… I just promised. "
Only then did the emperor let go. To celebrate the New Year, exquisite red lanterns, large and small, were hung up all over the palace, which looked dim even at night. Shao Xun clearly saw the obvious joy in the man's eyes.
He might really drink too much, Shao Xun thought, otherwise his emotions could not be so exposed.
Such an emperor made Shao Xun feel different from usual, with a subtle freshness.
When the two people sat on the imperial court side by side, the bearers were about to lift up when they heard Princess Kejing's gasping voice: "Father, wait a minute…"
Shao Xun was taken aback and motioned to the palace man to wait, then looked at the emperor.
The emperor half closed his eyes, then slowly opened them: "Is it Kejing?"
Shao Xun nodded: "Should we go down?"
The emperor shook his head.
Shao Xun lifted the curtain on one side.
Zhao Ruozhen walked over with the help of the palace man, supporting her waist with her hands. She originally looked here expectantly, but she saw Shao Xun first.
Her eyes suddenly became cold.
But her goal tonight was not in Shao Xun, so she barely suppressed the anger of watching her father ride with a woman about her age, and instead looked at the emperor who seemed to be calming his mind with his eyes closed, as calmly as possible.
"Father, my daughter has something to tell you."
The emperor opened his eyes and turned his head slightly to look at Zhao Ruozhen, "…you said."
Zhao Ruozhen was stunned for a moment, and the cold wind blew her, causing her to shiver unconsciously, and she closed the placket of the fox fur coat with her hands. Her belly was full-term, round and large, and such thick clothes could not cover up. Live, now standing trembling on the air vent, without the usual arrogance and domineering, it looks a bit pitiful.
"Tonight is New Year's Eve," Zhao Ruozhen sniffed: "Daughter asks Father, can you go to Xianning Palace and talk to us."
The "we" in her words naturally refers to her, the emperor and the Empress's family of three.
This princess Kejing is usually not afraid of every day. With the support of the Empress Dowager, she seems to be able to overwhelm all the aunts and younger siblings in the harem, and she even disdains to cover up her hostility to them, but in front of the emperor, she is such a weak, big With her stomach begging in the cold wind, she hoped that her father would give this face, and talk to the Empress with ease, hoping that he could forgive her mother and let go of the past.
To be honest, Princess Kejing herself knew that it was almost impossible to reconcile the relationship between her husband and wife, but that obsession still supported her to lay down her dignity and face, and begged the emperor in front of Shao Xun, hoping at least You can ease the relationship between your parents a little bit, don't ask for how close they are, at least you can live a good life.
The emperor saw that she had a big belly. She was not able to stand firmly when she was being supported. She stood on the ground with difficulty, and sighed slightly: "You are about to give birth, so you can rest. You don't have to think about it, but it will hurt your body."
What he said was mild, but he still couldn't conceal the rejection. Zhao Ruozhen felt sad – she didn't expect that the emperor would not be willing to give this face in such a situation.
Obviously that was his wife, and obviously he was his eldest daughter. What kind of grudges he has kept so far, and he couldn't let go of it for so many years.
Is it just because of the mistake that the mother made by one thought in the past? The price of this mistake is too heavy.
Zhao Ruozhen watched Shao Xunwen sitting steadily beside the emperor, sitting in the seat of her own mother, and thinking that she was watching herself so embarrassed as she is now, and she couldn't decide how to laugh at contempt, she felt deep anger and resentment from the bottom of her heart. Come.
The princess could hardly restrain her wanting to question the emperor—is it because of her? It is because the beauty is in her arms that she ignores her wife, even the daughter who is about to give birth can be ignored.
But the emperor's fire tonight made Zhao Ruozhen still have fear in her heart. Her resentment and dissatisfaction not only did not dare to say it, but did not even dare to show it, so she could only try her best to restrain her temper and not look at Shao Xun.
"Father, just to say a few words…I and the Empress Dowager and I haven't spoken to you for a long time…it won't be long…"
Such a low-pitched and disregarding princess Kejing has never seen Zhao Xun before. She looks really pitiful, but…
Shao Xun clenched the emperor's sleeves subconsciously.
As if sensing her anxiety, the emperor calmly took her hand.
Shao Xun was stunned, did not turn his head to look at him, but tightly held back the palm that gave him a sense of security, and the writhing emotions in his heart finally calmed down.
Zhao Ruozhen looked at the emperor with faint expectation: "Just this time today…"
The emperor's eyes fell on his daughter's face, and he moved away after a moment: "It's cold in the night, don't go back to the house tonight, just stay with the Empress Dowager in Ningshou Palace."
While holding Shao Xun's hand, he closed his eyes again and knocked on the handrail to signal to lift the sedan.
Zhao Ruozhen didn't expect that the emperor would leave as soon as he said. He didn't even leave any thoughts, and couldn't help but exclaimed anxiously: "Father…Father! I won't go, if you don't agree, I will stand here and wait for you! "
The emperor seemed to have a heart of iron and stone. He was unmoved, lowered his eyes and said, "Send the princess to Ningshou Palace."
When even a palace person should be, he squeezed away the maid beside Zhao Ruozhen skillfully, and held her in his hands without hurting her.
Zhao Ruozhen couldn't use his strength now, and struggling a few times was of no use. Seeing that the sedan chair had been lifted away, he couldn't help but want to struggle with all his strength.
After moving twice, she felt a throbbing pain in her abdomen. She clutched her belly and groaned, and after a while, she recovered.
At this moment, she raised her head, but where was the shadow of Yujia in front of her?
Until he returned to the Ganlu Temple, the emperor did not mention the incident.
He didn't mention it, and Shao Xun didn't want to mention it, and the two of them agreed that the matter had passed.
The emperor looked a little drunk in the hall just now, but when he got here, except for a slightly languid look in his eyes, he couldn't see any difference in peace and entered the inner room. Shao Xun helped the emperor take off his cloak and untie the clothes on his chest. Buckle, he grabbed his hand as soon as he untied two of them.
Shao Xun just raised his head in doubt, and was firmly held in his arms: "Don't move."
She couldn't help laughing: "Are you really drunk or fake drunk?"
The emperor bowed his head and kissed her hardly: "What do you think?"
Shao Xun turned his head to kiss the corner of his lips, his eyes curled up: "I think you are pretending to be drunk."
The emperor kissed her eyes, the tip of her nose, and finally fell on her lips. The two exchanged every inch of breath extremely intimately, until the emperor's breathing became uncontrollably heavy, and he raised his head and let go of her with a long sigh. .
Shao Xun couldn't help but smiled and bit his red lips, and continued to help him change clothes, but was stopped again.
The emperor touched her warm side face and said: "You are tired too, ask He Jinrong to come in and wait…I will go to bed to sleep for one night, and you will have a good rest."
"Huh?" Shao Xun was puzzled, put his arm around his waist and didn't let go: "Why don't you sleep on the bed?"
The emperor shook his head, and his tone seemed calm: "I am a little overwhelmed in my drinking tonight, and may not be as restrained as I used to be. If you provoke you twice, it will be no good if you don't know how to hurt you."
His tone of voice was so normal that Shao Xun didn't know what he meant when he heard… What kind of words were said in a calm and composed tone.
Shao Xun was dumbfounded at the time. After reacting, he was ashamed and annoyed. He threw the belt that had been untied for him back to him, and yelled, "Bah, who offended you?"
The emperor couldn't help but laughed, and then kissed the top of her hair again, and then reached out to touch her still-less abdomen, and then Shi Shiran went outside, leaving Shao Xun blushing and bleeding. Come, until he was waited on and freshened up, he hasn't recovered.
This day the emperor really slept outside, but in fact he was only separated from Shao Xun by a partition.
Shao Xun rarely occupies a big bed, but on the contrary, he can't sleep.
It was obvious that the already warmed bedding was extremely soft. Tang Pozi wrapped a delicate flannel and placed it behind her feet. The quilt was warm and not cold at all. She always felt that something was missing, and she couldn't sleep over and over again.
After a long time, Shao Xun opened his eyes irritably, unable to withstand some aggrieved words: "Your Majesty…Are you asleep?"
"Not yet…" The emperor immediately turned over after hearing her words, hurried to the bed while wearing his clothes, leaned over to check, and asked with concern: "What's wrong, it's uncomfortable there?"
Shao Xun half propped himself up and put his arms around his neck, and it took him a long time to hesitate and say: "I…I can't sleep."
The emperor protected her back and wrapped her in his arms. He was taken aback when he heard the words, and then helplessly said: "Who said that I shouldn't provoke me?"
"I didn't offend you," Shao Xun couldn't sleep for a long time. He was even more aggrieved when he heard that. His tone couldn't stand the anger and coquetry: "Who wants you to do something."
The emperor was funny. He squeezed the back of her neck like a kitten, then opened the quilt and went to bed. He put his arms around Shao Xun and covered her eyes: "Well, I will stay with you and go to bed soon."
Shao Xun was satisfied now.
Said it was a girl who couldn't sleep, but fell into a deep sleep for a while. On the contrary, the emperor who was a little drunk completely lost his sleep, so he could only helplessly hug the baby in his arms and close his eyes.
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