If she had known that there would be such an outrageous situation, she would not have said that at that time.
However, with Lu Ying Ying’s upbringing, she would never have said anything to the outside world. It is very likely that when she and Lu Ying Ying were talking about it, a servant who was passing by overheard and spread the word.
The fact that she was not well prepared for the situation caused Gu Lin Chao to be laughed at and talked about.
Thinking that, she bent her knee and bowed towards him, “But no matter what, this matter, it is really my fault. It is because I did not think well, which caused Your Majesty to be laughed at and talked about, I apologize to you.”
Gu Lin Chao was stunned. Originally he was indeed quite angry, after all, because of her nonsense words, his reputation was damaged. He also made up his mind to punish her.
But the words she said earlier, coupled with her sincere admission of fault later, made him waver a bit.
“That’s all, this matter ends here, it will not be repeated next time.” After a moment, he said in a deep voice.
Wen Qi Qi was stunned, she didn’t expect that Gu Lin Chao would not punish her, which made her a little surprised.
She blinked her eyes and couldn’t help but say, “Your Majesty doesn’t want to punish me?”
“You want this King to punish you?” Gu Lin Chao asked indifferently and rhetorically.
Wen Qi Qi hurriedly waved her hands, “Of course not. Thank you, Your Majesty, for pardoning me. I will be careful next time and won’t talk nonsense anymore.”
When Gu Lin Chao saw how obedient she was, he was stunned. Originally he was going to take the opportunity to reprimand and teach her, or he would have had to hire a training Momo to teach her the rules.
But she was so self-conscious that she saved him the trouble.
“Good.” He answered in a low voice.
Wen Qi Qi secretly breathed a sigh of relief and once again praised herself for her resourcefulness.
Isn’t that what they show on TV. Those big families are always giving lectures and teaching rules to their female family members who have made mistakes, and hiring some kind of discipline Momos and so on.
With Gu Lin Chao’s stereotypical rule-based nature, he must have had this intention just now.
“Then I will not disturb your business, I will leave now.” Wen Qi Qi hurriedly said.
Gu Lin Chao nodded lightly.
Wen Qi Qi had already seen it and was not surprised, so she withdrew from the study with her head bowed.
She was about to go back to Shen Xiang courtyard when she bumped into Mei Yan who was carrying a food box.
“Your Highness.” Mei Yan bowed her knees.
“Please do not salute.” Wen Qi Qi glanced at the food box in her hand, then she remembered that it was already evening and she had to go back for the evening meal. She was just about to leave, but she heard Mei Yan say, “The kitchen has prepared many good dishes for His Majesty today, did His Majesty not ask Princess Consort to stay for the meal together?”
Wen Qi Qi’s footsteps slowed and she gave her a look.
The corner of Mei Yan’s mouth showed a modest smile, as if the words full of taunting just now were not her words.
Wen Qi Qi nodded and said as if in distress, “Yes, the Regent does not like me, so how could he keep me for dinner?”
Mei Yan showed an expression of truth and said comfortingly, “The Regent is always cold in nature and does not pretend to be nice, so you should take it easy.”
This was said as if she was someone belonging to Gu Lin Chao.
Wen Qi Qi laughed in her heart, but said on the surface: “You are right, towards His Majesty, you will have to work harder.”
Mei Yan froze and lowered her eyes, “Serving His Majesty well is a servant’s duty.”
“Miss Mei Yan is really a thoughtful and considerate person, no wonder His Majesty thinks so highly of you. Except for you, no one else is wanted.” Wen Qi Qi sighed, her face showing an envious and jealous expression.
When Mei Yan saw this, she instantly clenched the handkerchief in her hand.
The Regent valued her?
Did the Regent say something in front of Wen Qi Qi?
She was delighted in her heart.
Edited by EllieKit