Chapter 34 Qi Yue Wu Yi Part 6
Xue Zheng banged his head to the ground again, and his forehead turned red. “This little girl was confused and she didn’t know what she was saying, I beg Your Majesty to forgive her sin!”
Murong Xiu said slowly, “Beloved official Xue, you should be clear about this matter. What is the crime?”
Xue Zheng lowered his head, his voice trembling inexplicably. “It must be this little girl who mistakenly…”
Xue Zhaoyi glanced at her father, confused. “Father, why are you so afraid?” She turned to look towards Murong Xiu. “Your Majesty, this person wanted to molest this concubine in Zhaohua Palace!”
Following the direction of her finger, Murong Xiu looked over slowly.
The person in front of him was still in a pure black martial arts suit. The simple tied-up black hair like slippery silk made the picturesque face even colder.
His whole person was like an unsheathed, hard and stern silver sword, too out of place with the magnificent palaces with carved beams and painted walls.
For some reason, seeing Murong Xiu’s gaze, Yan Changqing suddenly lightened and smiled lightly. There was a touch of calmness and ease in his eyes, glinting like bright black gems. This was the first time Yan Changqing smiled at him in half a month.
Murong Xiu slowly clenched his fists, but his face was still as calm as water. “You mean, you saw this person in Zhaohua Hall?”
Murong Xiu looked back, “Liu Quan, did General Yan enter the harem today?”
Liu Quan knelt, shaking his head like a rattle, his tone was extremely determined. “Reporting to Your Majesty, General Yan has been waiting for you in the front hall, and never entered the harem.”
Xue Zhaoyi looked back at Yan Changqing, and her mind flashed inexplicably with a horrible feeling.
What did she hear just now? General Yan?
Although she was a lady, she occasionally heard her father and brother talk about court affairs. Thus. it was not that she had never heard of the name of the majestic young general Yan Changqing, who made the enemy flee. When bored in the boudoir, she even occasionally imagined what kind of face he had underneath that hideous silver mask.
Xue Zhaoyi’s face turned pale in an instant. She gritted her teeth, threw caution to the wind, rushed over and slapped Liu Quan in the face. “Nonsense! Ben Gong’s two minions can testify, it was in Zhaohua Hall——”
Murong Xiu raised his hand and firmly stopped Xue Zhaoyi’s unfinished words, and raised his long and auspicious phoenix eyes. “Beloved official Xue?”
Xue Zheng got up a little in a sorry state. He pulled his still aggressive baby daughter from the ground. Pulling her aside, he hissed in a low voice, “If you say anymore, your father can’t help you!”
Xue Zhaoyi never thought that her father, who always loved her, would suddenly turn to help outsiders. She said in astonishment, “Daddy, you are a second-rank old official, why are you afraid of a young general?”
Xue Zheng was stunned by his reckless daughter. Not to mention that the “little general” in her mouth was half a rank higher than himself, with Yan Changqing’s prestige and weight in the emperor’s heart, their Xue family can only curry favour from him. Xue Zheng had always been aware of the spoiled temper of his precious daughter. She was lawless, eager to compete, and could not tolerate the slightest grievance. Relying on the love of the emperor and her dragon seed in her belly, she never abides by the rules. If she was unhappy in the harem, she would vent her anger with the eunuch and the court ladies, and even bullied other concubines who were not favoured. It was not that he had not heard of it. Fortunately, the emperor just opened one eye and closed the other.
But who is General Yan? After three generations of loyalty, he had accompanied the emperor since he was young. He was an official at the age of seventeen. He was a well-known young general. For the stability of the Great Yan Kingdom, he did not even marry a wife or a concubine. How could it be possible for him to rashly go to the harem, and assault the most favoured concubine?
It is more possible to say that his spoiled daughter bullied the other.
God knows why she thinks General Yan was not pleasing to her eyes, unexpectedly wanting to bother the other party. Isn’t that similar to touching a tiger’s tail?
Xue Zheng reprimanded in a low voice, “General Yan has always been disciplined and has not come close to the female sex. Don’t speak nonsense!”
Xue Zhaoyi felt wronged and tried to exert herself, still stubbornly saying, “But I obviously saw him…” Before finishing speaking, Xue Zhaoyi caught a glimpse of Yan Changqing’s silent profile and abruptly stopped talking.
She stared at Yan Changqing’s silent profile. In the sun, the man’s profile was smooth and perfect. He had a beautiful brow bone and thin lips, all with a cold and stubborn aura. Xue Zhaoyi had lived in the harem for a long time, and knew best that this kind of cold temperament, like a sharp barb, can make men feel itchy and arouse a man’s desire to conquer.
Especially Murong Xiu who was above ten thousand people.
Xue Zhaoyi suddenly understood why Murong Xiu always liked to order her to wear black men’s clothing in private. The profile of her men’s clothing was really similar to Yan Changqing.
Xue Zhaoyi’s feet were soft and she collapsed to the ground, unable to speak a word. Murong Xiu lowered his eyes and glanced at the Xue family’s father and daughter duo lightly, and snorted. “Beloved official Xue is not confused.”
He waved his hand gently. “Go back. Xue Zhaoyi lost her manners in front of the hall and spoke without thinking. Return to your own palace and think about it carefully, only come out after giving birth to a child.”
Xue Zhaoyi was held up in a daze. She staggered again when she heard this sentence and was carried out by the slave.
Xue Zheng wiped the cold sweat from his forehead and breathed a sigh of relief. It seems that as long as there was the dragonseed, the emperor would not mind too much about him and his precious daughter.
But what should he do if he offended General Yan?
Zhang Jian wittily slapped Xue Zheng’s sleeves and was about to retire, but Yan Changqing, who had been silent for a long time, suddenly said. “Two Darens’, please stay.”
Murong Xiu immediately scolded the two ministers. “Why aren’t you retreating?!”
Yan Changqing had already taken a step forward, blocking Zhang Jian and Xue Zheng’s retreat, and knelt down in an upright manner. “Your Majesty, please allow this general to lead troops to Monan, expel the invaders, and rescue the people at the border!”
Murong Xiu closed his eyes. His right hand was clenched into a fist, trembling slightly.
Yan Changqing glanced over at Zhang Jian and Xue Zheng. “I assume Master Zhang and Master Xue, this time, also came for the affairs of Monan.”
Zhang Jian looked at Murong Xiu’s face and coughed with pity.
Xue Zheng secretly wondered when to go to Yan Changqing’s house to apologize. Seeing that Yan Changqing didn’t seem to blame him, he hurriedly followed up, “General Yan guessed right. I also recommended to the emperor that General Yan should go to Mo Nan. I wonder if General Yan is fully recovered?”
Yan Changqing nodded and smiled humbly. “Thank you, Master Xue, for your concern. I am all better.”
Zhang Jian turned his head and glanced at Xue Zheng very sympathetically.
Unexpectedly, Yan Changqing suddenly asked him, “I don’t know if Master Zhang has a suitable candidate for the affairs of Mo Nan?”
Zhang Jian knew that there was no way to retreat, so he had to say. “This, cough, temporarily…not yet.”
“Then what does Master Zhang think about me?”
Zhang Jian was caught off guard against Yan Changqing’s cold, threatening black eyes, and suddenly felt that two inches below his chest, the two ribs that had just been connected were a little bit painful.
The scene in Qixia Village where he was kicked by Yan Changqing causing two ribs to break, and almost getting choked to death when he was picked up with one hand resurfaced and Zhang Jian felt his lingering fears.
“General Yan…General Yan is wise, brave, and experienced… He is… He is the best choice.”
Yan Changqing smiled humbly, and kowtowed down towards Murong Xiu. “Your Majesty, please agree to this minister’s request!”