After all, Shao Xun's body was not as good as before, and he didn't rest until midnight, so he slept very heavily in the arms of the emperor, and couldn't wake up when he faintly heard someone coming in to talk in his sleep.
She only heard the words "I'm about to give birth", "Ningshou" intermittently, and she wanted to open her eyes but couldn't open them sleepily.
The emperor noticed her movement, and people always made a silent gesture to indicate that he already knew, and waved him to retreat, then gently patted Shao Xun's back, comforting her for a moment, until she fell asleep again. Stop until it's cooked.
As a result, Shao Xun was not awakened, and he slept until almost noon before waking up.
She knows that today is the first day of the new year, and the palaces stayed for at least half of the night last night, especially the Empress Dowager. She may not get up at noon when she is old, and she does not need to go to ask for peace, so it is extraordinarily important to wake up. No burden.
After she had enough sleep and slowly opened her eyes, she touched her arm indiscriminately, and found that the emperor was not asleep by her side, which made her fully awake.
Yuhu and the others came in carrying clothes, basins, towels, and other things, and said before entering the door: "Happy New Year Empress!"
Shao Xun wiped his face with a warm towel by Yuhu, and said quickly "Happy New Year", while looking out: "Where is your Majesty? When did he get up? He went to the front. ?"
Seeing that she looked around like a chick who couldn't find her parents in the morning, Yuhu couldn't help but sigh and laugh.
"Your Majesty woke up a long time ago. He should have been lying with you for a long time before getting up," Yuhu said: "I went to Ningshou Palace just now, I don't know if I'm still there."
Shao Xun was taken aback: "Has the Empress Dowager already started?"
Yuhu hesitated. The emperor said when he left that he was not allowed to disturb the imperial concubine, but she asked…
Qin directly said from the side: "Where does the empress dowager wake up early, and clearly did not sleep all night-last year's New Year's Eve banquet just ended, Princess Kejing started at Ningshou Palace."
Shao Xun's sleepiness all woke up now, "What?!"
Liu Ye helped Shao Xun put on clothes: "Isn't it? The empress dowager almost fainted. When she went back, she almost fell at the gate of the palace. Fortunately, she was caught in time by Madam Wu. My feet are broken."
Shao Xun was stunned. She was still normal when she left last night. She slept peacefully in the emperor's arms. She didn't expect to have such a storm outside after spending the night.
She urged several maids to wash themselves up quickly: "Hurry up, I'm going to Ningshou Palace!"
Yuhu and Qin looked at each other, and persuaded: "Manny, I don't know what to do over there. You have seen blood during the Great Zhou New Year, why don't you treat it as if you don't know, just wait for the child to give birth and then go and say joy."
"Never mind others. Your Majesty spent the night in the Ganlu Temple yesterday. Can I still say I don't know?" Shao Xun changed his clothes, rinsed his mouth, and sat in front of the dressing table: "Just pull up your hair–and The Empress Dowager was injured, so why don't I have to take a look at it before I feel relieved."
To be on the safe side, she still took a lot of people to Ningshou Palace, most of which were placed by the emperor specially by her side.
Qi's production cost was short before, and he was not born until the afternoon of the same day. Shao Xun also knew that Princess Kejing was also the first child, so naturally it could not be too fast.
But what she didn't expect was that when she arrived at Ningshou Palace, the atmosphere was even more tense than Qi's time.
The emperor is not here, the empress and Duma Duwei Linqun are guarding outside the delivery room, both with sullen faces.
Shao Xun first bowed to the Empress when he entered the door, and the Empress looked up at her, "Don't worry, don't you remember to take a look."
The Empress Dowager had hurt her foot and sat on the couch while holding her head without moving, she could already see that she was extremely tired.
The others were okay, but Shao Xun was shocked by the pale face of the Empress Dowager: "Niangniang…"
The Empress Dowager stayed steadily for the night outside the delivery room. She was already a rare person, no more able to withstand the tossing than a young man. At this time, her eyes were red, her face was ruined, and even the shiny silver hair she usually maintained was gray. Go down.
She heard Shao Xun's voice raising her head, she was surprised in exhaustion, stretched out her hand and said hoarsely: "Ah Xun…"
Shao Xun stepped forward to hold the hand of the Empress Dowager: "Manny, I just know…"
"It's okay," the Empress Dowager shook her head and said, "I didn't let the emperor tell you. This is close to the delivery room. You are still pregnant with one. Don't hit it again."
The Empress lifted up upon hearing the words, and gave them a slightly surprised look.
Although Shao Xun knew that the emperor said he was polite to call him 80%, he waited for the Empress dowager to refuse, but usually only thought of the princess's Empress dowager. In this case, she still remembered to consider Shao Xun. Also appreciate it.
She held the Empress Dowager's hand, only feeling cold to the bones: "Wouldn't the empress have not rested from last night to now? Did you have lunch?"
Of course not, even the Empress couldn't hold on to rest for a while, got up and ate a few rushes with Lin Qun. But the Empress Dowager did not rest at all, not to mention lunch, for fear that she did not even eat breakfast.
The most powerful Wu family by her side accompanies Zhao Ruozhen in it. The others don't have that great face, and they dare not persuade after being rejected by the Empress Dowager.
Shao Xun frowned-she was worried that there was no news from the princess, and the Empress Dowager could not hold it anymore.
She got up and said to the Qin family: "You go and call the small kitchen… nothing more, pass it to the imperial dining room, and ask them to prepare some good food and bring it over."
Qin's movements were fast, and within a short time, a few bowls of porridge and a few plates of light and delicate side dishes were delivered all the way from the outside, carrying a heavy food container, which was still hot.
When the food was placed on the kang table, Shao Xun persuaded the Empress Dowager to eat a few bites.
The Empress Dowager shook her head subconsciously: "I can't eat Zhen'er because it's not going well."
"No," Shao Xun insisted hardly: "The concubine has not eaten yet. This time I want to be with the Empress Dowager. If you don't need it, the concubine will stay hungry with you."
To the Empress Dowager, she had no longer need to claim this strangeness. This time she changed it to show that she was quite serious. In addition, she was pregnant again, which made the Empress Dowager have to pay attention to it.
The Empress Dowager was not such a strong and determined person. Seeing Shao Xun's persistence, she unconsciously wanted to take a step back, so the mother-in-law and daughter-in-law sat on the kang table and each had a bowl of porridge with side dishes.
After eating, the empress dowager's expression eased anyhow, and she had the strength to talk to Shao Xun.
Then she knew that the emperor stayed here with the Empress Dowager for a while, because the former court had to prepare for the New Year's Day banquet and hurried back.
"It was a bad luck when this child came." The Empress Dowager said sadly: "Catch up with the first day of the first month. It's a big banquet again, and it's…"
"By the way, I have to entertain you ladies in the harem in the afternoon." The Empress Dowager only now remembered that there was another important event, she shook her head: "Nothing, I'm not thinking about going, Empress, you go back and clean up. Don't miss major events."
There are two main events on this New Year's Day. The first is the banquet of the previous dynasty. The banquet of the princes and ministers and the envoys of various countries is a symbol of the coming of all nations. Unless the emperor dies, it is an occasion that is important enough to be carried up to participate.
The second is that the harem banquets for all the high-ranking princesses and other female relatives. In the eyes of the woman, it is also the most important occasion of the year, but it happens to catch up with the birth of the princess at this time. In the eyes of the Empress Dowager, the annual banquet is even No matter how important it is, it is indeed not as important as the fate of granddaughter and grandson.
The Empress's only child has not come out at the gate of the ghost gate, she inevitably panicked, and struggled after hearing this: "Mother, you said Ruozhen looks like this…I really can't worry about it, and I can't live without it for a moment."
What she said was very unqualified as a Empress, but as a mother, she was sympathetic and understood. No one could tell what was wrong. Lin Chen also blushed and looked at her mother-in-law gratefully.
Although the Empress Dowager was dissatisfied with her a lot, she could understand her words about caring for the princess, and she frowned when she heard that: "The banquet cannot be cancelled, otherwise…"
She talked about the inspiration, and looked at Shao Xun said: "It's okay for a noble concubine to act as a Empress."
Rao was the Empress who was entangled in worry for the sake of the princess, but now she couldn't help but glance at the young imperial concubine subconsciously.
Shao Xun's heart tightened, and she refused even without hesitation. She said helplessly, "Manny, you are in a hurry to go to the doctor. What is the idea? I have only been in the palace for a few days, and even the process is half understood. If something unexpected happens then, it's better to cancel it from the beginning."
As she said, she raised her head and looked at the Empress: "The empress, you better go and hold on. I will take care of the Empress Dowager. If the princess has any changes, I will immediately send someone to report to you. If you feel that you really can't go away… I wonder if Concubine Moral and Shu fei are familiar with the process of the banquet…"
The Empress was stunned for a moment, and lowered her head to think: "The imperial concubine said that… they have not done it before, and they may not be able to do it well. Then… when there is something here, you must notify it in time."
As she said, she said to Lin Qun next to her: "The horseman stays here and doesn't move. If Zhen knows that you are there, she will feel more at ease in her heart."
Lin Qun's wife is giving birth, and the eldest son or eldest daughter is about to be born. It was just when he was excited and panicked. He didn't think so much at all. He nodded indiscriminately: "Mother, don't worry."
At first, the Empress Dowager who persuaded the Empress to go back paused very delicately. After thinking about it, she said directly: "Go, there is no shortage of people here."
The Empress glanced at the delivery room, and finally gritted her teeth and left Ningshou Palace.
Of course, Shao Xun's rejection of the Empress Dowager's proposal was not just because she could not do it herself, because the palace banquets in the harem were of the same style regardless of size. Normally nothing can go wrong.
One is because she saw that although there were a lot of people on the Empress Dowager's side, they didn't have much to use. The Empress was a daughter-in-law, and her daughter was treated like a pearl by the Empress Dowager and she could do everything. She unexpectedly didn't count as the Empress Dowager. Get close.
The Empress Dowager, a gray-haired old man, stayed here with a wounded foot. From leaving the banquet in the middle of the night until now, she hasn't slept or rested for four hours, and she hasn't even entered the rice. There is not even a person who can persuade her. Actually it is not. What's difficult, it's too ridiculous that nobody cares about it.
Moreover, if she takes the place of the Empress, it is nominally because the Empress can't get out of her body and is an expedient measure, but in the eyes of outsiders, she may not be able to say anything, temporarily acting as the lord of the harem. Although she is in the limelight, it is hard to guarantee that some people will guess that this is her deliberate overstepping and coveting the next position.
Anyway, this is not a good job in Shao Xun's eyes, just push four, five or six, whoever loves to go.
When the Empress was gone, Lin Qun was a man, and it was not very convenient in front of the Empress Dowager and the imperial concubine, so he sat alone in the corner.
The Empress Dowager was unwilling to go to rest, and only said that she could not sleep. Shao Xun took a few thick cushions and stuffed her next to her to make her leaning and sitting more comfortable, then moved the kang table away and waited for the Empress Dowager to take off. Shoes, lifted her legs onto the couch and covered it with a blanket, Shao Xun took a cotton hammer, and helped her to hammer her legs every once in a while.
In this way, there are soft fabrics all around, sandwiching the Empress Dowager, her body is warm and comfortable, even if she says she can't sleep, but her body can't bear it, and she fell into a faint sleep in a short while.
She slept for a long time during this sleep. After waking up, the Empress Dowager opened her eyes and saw Shao Xunzheng lying halfway beside her, her eyebrows wrinkled with her eyes closed, and she seemed to be uncomfortable sleeping.
There was still no movement in the delivery room. The sound of music was heard in the distance. I don't know if it was the sound of singing and dancing in the front or the harem, even after such a long distance, it could still be heard.
She was stunned for a long time, and finally sighed, opened the blanket that was covering her body, divided it into half and covered Shao Xun's body, wrapping her tightly.
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