Empress with no Virtue – Chapter 23
AUGUST 19, 2015 ~ LAMLAM1990
Disclaimer : Starting part of this chapter may not be too suitable for underage people. Read at your own risk? Hahaha.. This chapter is very fluffy to me!
That night, Ji Wu Jiu, slept at Kun Ning Palace.
Ye Zhen Zhen believed her broken leg would hinder him from doing anything, so she allowed him to do what he wants.
In the middle of the night, Ji Wu Jiu woke up. No one touched him, nor was he getting warm, but he still woke up, with wide eyes looking up and thoughts floating away. Suddenly in his views he saw a floating pair of hands, snow white and soft.
Truthfully, the emperor’s bed business is much more open than the normal people, their face are thicker too, not really bothered or afraid that other people might see. But now, he is stealthily holding a woman’s hand and doing that, it truly isn’t something he should be proud of, it made him appear to unsatisfied in that matter.
However, the thing he is doing now, although not something to be proud of, and kind of not right, he finds it quite exciting, and it was something that he has never experienced before with other women.
That was why he was very happy, and confused.
Ye Zhen Zhen still does not know that happened. When she woke up in the morning she only felt that she had a nice sleep. After having breakfast, Wang You Cai hurried in to report “Your Majesty, Sun Gui Ren committed suicide!”
Because she just had breakfast, all her blood was going to her stomach, so her reaction was very slow. “Which Sun Gui Ren?”
“The Sun Gui Ren from Han Guang Palace, the one who got accused yesterday”
“Not yet, people helped her done already, Zhuang Concubine got someone to report to you immediately. Do you want to go and take a look?”
“No need, to commit suicide early in the morning, I think she does not really want to die. You go and report this matter to the emperor. Su Yue, pick a few jewelry and gift Sun Gui Ren, and say, that her innocent are known in both the emperor and empress, in the future there would not be anyone daring to gossip about her, and ask her to sincerely care for the emperor, don’t need to think about others, and not allowed to make me and the emperor worried”
Both of them left quickly. Ye Zhen Zhen thought that although what Sun Gui Ren did was quite fake, but she was the victim yesterday, most probably Ji Wu Jiu will give her some face and do something about it. Exactly like how she thought, Wang You Cai returned and said that the emperor promoted Sun Gui Ren two ranks up as a 5th rank Mei Ren, and gave her a title “Zhen”, seems like the cold person who was watching Xian Concubine bully another person was another person.
Seeing that Ji Wu Jiu was being so generous today, Ye Zhen Zhen also granted her more gifts, thinking that he seems to be in a good mood today. She was actually thinking about another matter, and seeing that he is in a good mood, she would talk with him about it as well.
“You want to add western teaching at Guo Zi Jian?” Ji Wu Jiu was listening to Ye Zhen Zhen’s advice, and was surprised. Guo Zi Jian is the school for future politicians, and has only had taught about Chinese literatures, and to suddenly add a unknown western teaching there, even if he as the emperor were to agree, the old ministers and teachers there might not necessary accept.
“Yes, recently I have been going through some western people’s history, although some is very bad, but there are also somethings that are worthy to learn. I as a woman, learning these things may not be useful, why not let our Da Qi men be exposed to these to learn something new. Western teaching does not need to be a compulsory subject, just put it at Guo Zi Jian, and let Mr Dou teach, anyone interested can just join if they want to.
When “As a woman” came out from Ye Zhen Zhen, Ji Wu Jiu heard her tone was very unwilling, and he thought it was funny. He kept quiet for a while, and answered, “This matter needs to be properly planned”
“Do not drag it too long, the faster the better. If you are afraid people cannot accept it, then why not let me be the leader of the western studies, and let Mr Dou be a teacher only. I will carry the hat of the empress, I think they would dare to say anything”
Ji Wu Jiu shook his head, “You are a “woman”, to mix around with men, it would not be good, as for freedom of speech it is not something that can be stopped completely, it is better to go with the flow”
“then, your majesty….”
Ji Wu Jiu looked up, and gazed into her eyes and asked “why don’t you first tell me why are you so anxious?”
Ye Zhen Zhen took a deep breath, and looked back seriously, “Your majesty, in this world, there is a place we don’t understand, but they are observing us. What is scarier is that they have strong arm power, they can build stronger and bigger war ships than us, and they also have gun powder that are equally strong as us, this type of opponent, although not enemy now, we still have to be on our guards. Instead of waiting for them to attack us first, why don’t we first understand them so that we can prepare first”
“How do you know if they will attack us?”
“Their king is supportive of public criminals like stealing, their pirates/criminals, as long as they bring back money, they can be big heroes, and be respected by the citizens, is that not enough? Etiquettes cannot win over crime, towards these type of people, we can only use force against them. The reason why they haven’t attack us yet, is not because our Da Qi has strong arm forces and still can win over them, but because the cost to fight with us all the way from the west would be very costly, not something they can afford right now. Although this is now, but who can know what will happen in the future, so that is why now we must first take actions and to guard”
Ji Wu Jiu was quiet, and did not speak for a while.
“Your Majesty?” Ye Zhen Zhen thought that he was trying to think of ways to reject her idea.
He stood up from his chair and walked towards her, with slow but strong steps. Ye Zhen Zhen looked at him walking over, and not sure why she looked down and not facing him, and stared at his shoes, and seeing it get closer by the moment.
“You think very far ahead”, pausing for a while Ji Wu Jiu’s voice was heard again on top of her head “I cannot compare”
Ye Zhen Zhen saw the closed up belt of his, black based with 2 golden embroidered dragons, with a huge pearl in the middle,… “your majesty, you overly praised me, I am a slow and straight person, what I see I will say, cannot be compared to your majesty, you must have more thinks to consider”
Most probably after getting praised by her, Ji Wu Jiu’s mood got better “I want to gift you something, what do you want?”
Ye Zhen Zhen did not give him face “no need, I do not lack anything”
“I want to gift you, look up”
Ye Zhen Zhen looked up at him. Today he was wearing a dark red robe, material of the clothes, she can’t tell, but it was soft and fitting, with dark embroideries. His outfit made him look calm and now as strong as the dragon robes, bringing out an air of laziness.
Now, his bend his body, looking at her, with curved lips and smiling eyes.
Looking up at his handsome and calm face, Ye Zhen Zhen continued to look at him, and he was looking at her without saying anything as well. After a while, her shoulder got stiff, and her head is getting heavier. Therefore looking at his handsome face, Ye Zhen Zhen starts to think of many things.. Why is his face so nice to see…
“What are you thinking of?” Ji Wu Jiu suddenly asked.
“You are really good looking”
As he was never praised straight to his face before, Ji Wu Jiu was stunned for a moment. Ye Zhen Zhen thought that she really got muddle head, to actually say such things. She does not dare to look at Ji Wu Jiu anymore, and looked down, and to allow the peony on her hair face Ji Wu Jiu instead.
Ji Wu Jiu finally came back to senses, it seems like he got flirted with again? As the emperor, he surely can’t be flirted with by a woman. Thinking about that, he brought up his hands and held on the Ye Zhen Zhen’s chin, and slowly made her look up and looked into her eyes, “I have a good looking face? So this was the present you wanted?” Not waiting for Ye Zhen Zhen to react, he bend down and gave her a light peck on her cheeks.
This was the first time she got kissed by someone, she felt that there was a soft touch on her face, Ye Zhen Zhen blushed and turned away from him.
His lips stretched all the way to his ears, and asked “Was that enough?”
Ye Zhen Zhen did not reply, and wanted to leave, Ji Wu Jiu did not let her go, like a playboy that teases girls, he used some strength to held her chair down. Ye Zhen Zhen had no choice but to hold his arms with her hands, to avoid him initially but he also changed his position, Ye Zhen Zhen was speechless, and since she did not want to be taken lightly by him, she was trying her best to not lose.
When Feng You De brought in tea, he saw the scene of both of them fighting, and scared him, he fell to the ground kneeling, “your majesty….” How can you use strength… “empress niang niang… “ why did you raise your hand towards the emperor.
Ji Wu Jiu stopped, took a cup of tea and just before he wanted to take a sip, he saw the unhappy face of Ye Zhen Zhen, so he gave the cup in his hands to her and took another for himself.
To Feng You De, the emperor and the empress seems to be in a good relationship, why is the both of them putting up an act, who is it for?
Taking a sip of tea, Ye Zhen Zhen just wanted to saying goodbye, a maid servant from Ci Ning Palace came in and greeted them.
“Empress, the empress dowager requires you to drop by Ci Ning Palace to discuss about something”
“What is the matter?”
“It is about Miss Xu’s title when she enters the palace, in detail”
“Let’s go together” Ji Wu Jiu said, and personally pushed Ye Zhen Zhen’s chair.
Ye Zhen Zhen was thinking in her heart that this time, Ji Wu Jiu will use her as his gun again, although she thinks she will be able to fire up accordingly, just not sure where the gun will be facing this time round.
While thinking, she took a look at the back, and saw the hands on her wheel chair handle, long fingers that turned white due to using too much strength can be seen.
If you don’t want to push don’t have to force yourself, Ye Zhen Zhen scorned.