Chapter 26: Like drilling into people’s hearts
Hearing her voice, Gu Lin Chao’s clear cold eyes faintly glanced at her.
This woman was not hiding her purpose in the slightest. She just barely avoided saying that she did that to cater to the Grand Empress Dowager’s preference.
Gu Lin Chao withdrew his gaze, his phoenix eyes slightly drooping.
This woman has really thick skin!
There is no one else like her who can flatter people so naturally and smoothly.
The Grand Empress Dowager smiled and the wrinkles at the corners of her eyes deepened. She laughed and scolded: “What blind rumor is this? I obviously like bright colors. And for a young girl like you, you should wear brighter colors, that’s what makes you look good.” Saying that, her gaze was deep as she looked at Gu Li Chao, and said meaningfully, “Chao’er, what do you think?”
Gu Lin Chao frowned, “If Mother thinks so, then it is.”
The Grand Empress Dowager was not satisfied with this answer. She opened her mouth and seemed to want to say something else. But thinking of her son’s nature and the difference between mother and son, she finally gave up.
Empress Dowager Guo smiled at the side and said, “Qi Qi is really a sweet and lovely child, the Regent is blessed.” Then with a turn of phrase, her gaze fell on Wen Qi Qi, “But Qi Qi, the person you have to please right now is not the Grand Empress Dowager.”
Wen Qi Qi blinked her eyes and asked with a bewildered expression, “Then who should I please?”
Empress Dowager Guo glanced at Gu Lin Chao and her smile deepened, “What do you think?”
For some reason, Wen Qi Qi felt a little strange when she saw her glance at Gu Lin Chao.
Empress Dowager Guo was actually still very young. She was only in her early thirties this year, and with careful maintenance, it would be believable to say that she is only 20 years old.
It was a pity that at such a young age, she is already a widow.
Wen Qi Qi could not figure out where the oddity was, so she gave up and instead went along with her words, “Is the Empress Dowager saying that I should please the Regent?”
Empress Dowager Guo smiled but did not say anything.
A little bit of shyness appeared on Wen Qi Qi’s face at the right time, and her pretty peach blossom eyes quietly glanced at Gu Lin Chao before she whispered, “I know.”
Her face was already beautiful. With her shy look at this time, it was like she wanted to drill into people’s hearts.
Gu Lin Chao’s eyebrows knitted imperceptibly and he picked up the cup of tea and took a sip.
The Grand Empress Dowager saw that Wen Qi Qi was like a little girl and saw that her son looked cool, but did not show any rejection, so she felt more and more that they were right for each other, and that she was right to give him this marriage in the first place.
“Chao’er, Qi Qi is a good girl, you must treat her well.”
Gu Lin Chao paused before saying, “I know.”
The Grand Empress Dowager put her heart down and kindly beckoned towards Wen Qi Qi, “Come, Qi Qi Qi quickly sit beside me and talk with me.”
Wen Qi Qi looked at Gu Lin Chao and saw that he did not say anything, so she lifted her skirt and walked to the Grand Empress Dowager’s side.
The palace attendants were about to move the chairs, but the Grand Empress Dowager stopped them, “There is no need to move them, Qi Qi will sit with me.” With that, she took Wen Qi Qi’s hand and let her sit down.
Wen Qi Qi was a bit flattered and thought: The Grand Empress Dowager is really kind, she is not at all like the big people in palace dramas that make people fearful.
“Why is Qi Qi looking at me like this?” The Grand Empress Dowager noticed and asked in a warm voice.
Edited by EllieKit