Chapter 29: Ruthless Emperor, Hard to Ascertain.
Bai Aoxue did not look up but slowly knelt on the ground and said: “Bai Aoxue, daughter of the Prime Minister, pays greets to Your Majesty.” She sounded respectfully and courteously but wasn’t humble.
Bai Aoxue quietly knelt on the icy ground, while the people who sat above didn’t say anything.
Bai Aoxue knew that there was also another person who stood beside the emperor in this big hall.
She couldn’t be more familiar with him. A smell of faint bamboo fragrance was refreshing.
Bai Aoxue didn’t know what the person above wanted to do, but now it wasn’t the occasion of resisting. Choking the disgust in her heart, Bai Aoxue waited for him to speak quietly.
Jun Yeyan looked at Bai Aoxue with interest. He did not expect that Bai Aoxue could be so patient.
Then he realized that everyone cherished their lives. Bai Aoxue was not an exception.
That person, who sat above, looked at Bai Aoxue who was kneeling on the ground. She lowered her head. No one could see her expression.
“Raise up you head.” The majestic male voice came from above.
Bai Aoxue knew who the speaker was. He was the noblest man in Chengxi—Jun Wuhen.
No longer had thinking, Bai Aoxue slowly raised her head with glaring eye. She did not look at any other places.
She saw the person who sat on the throne. He wore a bright yellow cloth and had handsome countenance.
The natural domineering and majestic eyes were now staring at Bai Aoxue.
Bai Aoxue did not retreat. She looked at Jun Wuhen in the eyes without a trace of fear.
Her eyes were clear and bright, but her expression was indifferent.
Jun Wuhen found pleasure in measuring Bai Aoxue with the eye.
Bai Aoxue also did not speak, only waiting for Jun Wuhen to open his mouth.
For a moment, the Hall was silent. Such silence was frightening.
Jun Yeyan, who stood beside him, stared at Bai Aoxue who knelt on the ground and straightened up her back. He frowned without trace.
Just he was just about to talk, Jun Yeyan heard the sound of Jun Wuhen.
“You are the Prime Minister Bai’s first daughter?”
Bai Aoxue listened to Jun Wuhen’s words and replied steadily: “Responding to Your Majesty, I am the eldest daughter in Prime Minister’s mansion Bai Aoxue.”
“Stand up. Kneeling on the ground too long is not good for a girl’s health. I have been negligent.” Sweeping away his indifference, Jun Wuhen said with a smile.
Bai Aoxue was completely speechless about Jun Wuhen’s speed of changing expressions.
“Thank you, Your Majesty.” Bai Aoxue got up after slightly presenting her respect.
Bai Aoxue, who just raised her head, saw a pair of eyes that she couldn’t be more familiar with.
However, those eyes were not cool anymore but with a hint of playfulness.
“Royal brother, this is the princess you granted to me. Her appearance really surprises me. I think the first beauty in the grand Chengxi need to be replaced.” Jun Yeyan laughed licentiously.
In fact, Jun Yeyan should not be blamed for what he just said. Even Jun Wuhen hasn’t expected that Bai Aoxue would be so gorgeous.
She wasn’t an incompetent and weak person like rumor said.
That neither humble nor pushy temperament which she showed in face of him spoke for her.
And today’s Bai Aoxue wore a fiery red dress, just like the blazing sun and also like a blossomed red lotus.
No one wanted to move eyes from her once they saw her.
“Royal brother, it’s the best if you like her. My inputs are not being wasted.” Hiding the surprise in his eyes, Jun Wuhen calmly said.
After listening to Jun Wuhen’s words, Jun Yeyan laughed happily. Bai Aoxue looked at Jun Yeyan and praised his impeccable acting. In heart, she slightly raised the middle finger for him.
“Bai Aoxue, this time I let you come to the palace for nothing more than the marriage of my royal brother and you. I believe that the Prime Minister Bai has already told you.” Jun Wuhen probed.
How couldn’t Bai Aoxue figure out the deeper meaning of Jun Wuhen’s words?
“Responding to Your Majesty, my father has already told me.” Bai Aoxue replied with her head slightly lowered.
“That’s good. You and my royal brother are perfectly made for each other. I also feel joyful of making you a match.” Jun Wuhen looked at Bai Aoxue with satisfaction.
Bai Aoxue listened to Jun’s words and secretly sneered.
Jun Wuhen’s words contained no compliment at all but warning.
Not only did he grant the most cowardly woman in the whole Chengxi dynasty to Jun Yeyan as his wife, but also said that they were a perfect couple, which clearly degraded him.
Bai Aoxue glanced at Jun Yeyan, only to find that he acted as nothing has happened, his mouth with obvious smiles.
“Thank you for your appreciation, royal brother. And I also feel that we are really a god-made couple.” Jun Yeyan affectionately looked at Bai Aoxue.
Bai Aoxue looked at Jun Yeyan’s expression. She didn’t expect that he could pretend to be like this.
“Haha, as long as you are happy. You are royal father’s favorite son when he was alive. Now I will learn from father.” Jun Wuhen said meaningfully.
Maybe only these two people could understand the meaning behind these words.
“Aoxue, my royal brother is quite naughty. I hope that after becoming his wife, you could let him focus on family.” Jun Wuhen looked at Bai Aoxue and said earnestly.
She immediately knew that Jun Wuhen said those words on purpose. In ancient times, how could a weak woman with no status at all like her to control her husband? Moreover, her husband was a prince.
“I don’t deserve. Thank you for the appreciation, Your Majesty. I am just a young woman. You over praised me.” Bai Aoxue said with a plain sound.
The emperor, who sat on the throne, slightly raised up his eyebrows as if he did not expect that Bai Aoxue would refuse.
“Aoxue is too modest. I give you this right since my royal brother is too naughty. I hope that you can control him after you get married. If he still fools with things, you can tell me.” Jun Wuhen’s irresistible voice sounded above Bai Aoxue.
Bai Aoxue knew that Jun Wuhen has already cancelled the room for her to reject.
“Thank you for your kindness, Your Majesty. Aoxue will not let you disappoint in the future.” Bai Aoxue looked up and looked at Jun Wuhen with glaring eyes.
“Haha, that’s good. The wedding is approaching. I will definitely let my royal brother marry you spectacularly.” Jun Wuhen laughed straightforwardly.
“Royal brother, you can rest assured. I will not let Xue disappointed.” Jun Yeyan stared at Jun Wuhen firmly.
But this firmly expression shocked Jun Wuhen. Once upon a time, he has seen such a gaze.
It took too long to almost wipe out his memory.
When Jun Wuhen wanted to look at him carefully, he found that Jun Yeyan was still irresponsible. His firmly expression has entirely disappeared.
On the other side, Bai Aoxue, after hearing that “Xue” of Jun Yeyan, went gooseflesh.
“Royal brother, don’t make me disappointed. After all, I trust you so much.” Jun Wuhen looked at Jun Yeyan meaningfully.
“Oh, I will never let you disappointed, royal brother.” Jun Yeyan also answered fluently.
Bai Aoxue looked at these two brothers who seemed in peace and love on the surface, while actually both had their own thoughts, and then faintly sighed secretly.
It seemed that she wouldn’t have a peace life in the future.
“Well, you should stay here today and have dinner with us. You and I haven’t reunited for a long time.” Jun Wuhen said with a faint smile.
“Thank you for your invitation, royal brother. Obedience is better than politeness.” Jun Yeyan expected that earlier and had his own intentions.
“Thank you for the invitation, Your Majesty. Aoxue is fortunate.” Bai Aoxue saluted respectfully.
Jun Wuhen nodded satisfactorily: “Aoxue is really a well-behaved young lady. I am really glad to have chosen such a person for you, royal brother.”
“We will be a family in the future, so you don’t need to be reserved.” Jun Wuhen justified himself without waiting for Bai Aoxue to speak.
“I sincerely bear it in mind. Thank you for your kindness, Your Majesty.” Bai Aoxue was so tired of hypocritical guest, but she had to tolerate.
“Royal brother, let’s go to dinner. It’s getting late.” Jun Yeyan certainly noticed Bai Aoxue intolerance, involuntarily putting him in her shoes.
“Ha-ha, that’s right. It seems that I am so happy that I have forgotten the time. Let’s go.” Jun Wuhen walked out of the palace.
Bai Aoxue and Jun Yeyan quietly followed him quietly.
“His Majesty is moving towards Suxuan Hall.” Sharp voice of Eunuch echoed in the quiet palace.
“Where is Suxuan Hall?” Bai Aoxue asked slightly as she approached Jun Yeyan.
Jun Yeyan looked at Bai Aoxue who quietly approached him with smile.
“It is the room palace of Liu Manyun, his favorite concubine.” Jun Yeyan explained to Bai Aoxue.
Bai Aoxue listened to Jun Yeyan, searching for all the memories about Liu Manyun in her head.
This Liu Manyun was not a simple figure. She was just the daughter of an ordinary family at the beginning, being valued by the incognito emperor when he travelled.
It may be difficult for such a farm’s daughter to survive in the palace. However, Liu Manyun has lived at ease. Until now, she has already become the only favorite concubine of Jun Wuhen.
It seemed that such a woman couldn’t go this far without some cruel means.
“This Liu Manyun was very jealous. After a while, you need to talk less and follow me.” Jun Yeyan seemed to remember something then warned Bai Aoxue.
Bai Aoxue heard what Jun Yeyan said and nodded slightly.
She understood a little about this banquet.
Following Jun Wuhen to an unusually luxurious Hall, Bai Aoxue’s group paused steps.
“The emperor has arrived~” Eunuch Zhao’s sharp voice immediately let the original quiet environment boiled up.
“The emperor has arrived ~” The unique voice of the eunuch in the palace passed down one after another.
Bai Aoxue stepped into the hall after Jun Yeyan.
“Long live the emperor.” Kneeling on their knees, all the maidservants and eunuchs of the Hall shouted respectfully.
Bai Aoxue was very uncomfortable with such a scene. Although she has seen it on TV, now the reality set her in a trance.
“This concubine greets Your Majesty. Long live the emperor.” The charming and lovely feminine voice also pulled back Bai Aoxue’s thoughts.
“Haha, my love, please stand up. Today I bring royal brother and sister-in-law here to have dinner with you. Do you mind?” Jun Wuhen stepped forward and lifted her up.
Liu Manyun heard the words of Jun Wuhen and looked at Bai Aoxue secretly: “I wouldn’t feel happier. How would I get mad? Is this our sister-in-law? What a lovely young lady!”
She stepped forward and took Bai Aoxue’s hand.
“You over praised me, Your Highness. You are the beautiful one. And I feel inferior when I stand next to you.” Bai Aoxue subtly pulled back her hand.
Liu Manyun instantly smiled after listening to Bai Aoxue’s compliment.