Wen Qi Qi said with some embarrassment, “Qi Qi just feels that the Grand Empress Dowager is so kind and benevolent, Qi Qi likes you very much.”
The Grand Empress Dowager smiled and her heart was pleased. “You, girl, did you eat honey before you entered the palace?”
“No, I didn’t eat honey?” Wen Qi Qi opened her peach blossom eyes wide and her expression was very dumb and cute.
The Grand Empress Dowager deliberately teased her, “If you didn’t eat honey, why is your mouth so sweet?”
Wen Qi Qi: “……”
Well, she was tricked by the old lady.
The Grand Empress Dowager became more and more pleased with her daughter-in-law. She removed a jade bracelet from her wrist and placed it on Wen Qi Qi’s wrist.
“You girl, you make people like you very much. Here, I’ll give you this bracelet to wear and play with.”
Wen Qi Qi touched the bracelet. The heat and warmth in her hand made her sigh in her heart. What a good person, this bracelet must be worth a lot of money.
“Many thanks to the grand Empress Dowager for the reward.” She said with a delighted face.
“Still haven’t changed what you call me?” The Grand Empress Dowager deliberately raised her voice and said.
Wen Qi Qi froze. She lowered her head and shyly corrected her words, “Many thanks to Mother.”
The Grand Empress Dowager stroked her smooth black hair and said, “If you hadn’t been given to Chao’er as a wife, I would have taken you as my daughter and had you by my side day in and day out to talk with me and relieve my boredom.”
Empress Dowager Guo withdrew her gaze from the jade bracelet on Wen Qi Qi’s wrist, and when she heard what the Grand Empress Dowager said, her heart suddenly became uncomfortable.
She could see that this old woman really liked this stinky girl Wen Qi Qi.
Who would have thought that although she was filial to the Grand Empress Dowager day in and day out and never slacked off for a single day, she was no match for a few sweet words from Wen Qi Qi.
Her fingernails painted with phoenix fairy juice sank deep into her palm.
“Sister is really eccentric. Since she has a new daughter-in-law, she has forgotten her younger brother.” At this time, Xiao Yan’s sighing voice rang out.
The Grand Empress Dowager laughed and scolded, “Badmouth. As if I had treated you harshly.” Although she said so, her eyes were full of love.
Hearing this, Wen Qi Qi realized that Xiao Yan was the Grand Empress Dowager’s younger brother. But the difference in age between the two was so great that if they hadn’t said so, people would have thought they were mother and son.
In that case, Xiao Yan should have been born to Old Duke Xiao and Old Lady Xiao when they were old and was the son of an old man.
No wonder he stood in front of Gu Lin Chao and presented himself as an uncle.
It’s just that having an uncle who is similar to one’s age really must be an unpleasant surprise.
This person also likes to call himself an elder.
No wonder that when they were outside, Gu Lin Chao did not pay attention to Xiao Yan’s words.
She suddenly could understand Gu Lin Chao’s mood.
In addition to Gu Lin Chao, Gu Heng also does not talk much.
Both of them sat quietly drinking tea.
However, Gu Heng would occasionally interrupt, but Gu Lin Chao did not say a word unless the Grand Empress Dowager asked him about it.
Wen Qi Qi found that Gu Lin Chao was really treated words like gold.
At noon, everyone had a meal at Jing Ci Palace.
After finishing the meal, Gu Heng, Empress Dowager Guo, and Xiao Yan left first. Since Gu Lin Chao was not in a hurry to leave, Wen Qi Qi had to continue sitting.
The atmosphere in the hall was suddenly a bit dull.
Wen Qi Qi could see that Gu Lin Chao had something to say to the Grand Empress Dowager, so she got up sensibly, “Mother, when I came in just now, I saw the peach blossoms in your courtyard. They were blooming beautifully and I would like to go and have a look, is it okay?”
The grand Empress Dowager naturally knew that she was trying to make room for the mother and son duo, so she found such an excuse.
The people outside say that the Fourth Young Lady of the Wen Mansion, apart from her good-looking face, has an unpleasant and stupid nature, but no matter how she looks at it, this girl is quite clever and pleasing.
Edited by EllieKit