As soon as she thought that, she heard the Grand Empress Dowager say, “Knowing that you were going to enter the Palace today, I instructed Momo Zeng to personally make soup for you two early in the morning. The soup has been simmering on the stove all day, so you two can drink it while it’s still hot before you leave the Palace.”
Wen Qi Qi’s face changed slightly and she stammered, “No, it’s not necessary. ……” Subconsciously, she looked at Gu Lin Chao and saw that he was sitting there with a cool expression and did not seem to have reacted to what the Grand Empress Dowager said about the soup.
She paused and suggested stiffly to the Grand Empress Dowager, “I don’t need to drink and can even give up my portion. But the Regent can drink a little more, since the Regent is too thin and his body is weak.”
Only then did Gu Lin Chao raise his eyes to look at her, his phoenix eyes slightly narrowed.
Wen Qi Qi immediately moved her face away somewhat sheepishly.
“Whether my body is weak or not, isn’t it most clear to you?” Gu Lin Chao suddenly said in a light voice.
Wen Qi Qi: “……”
This guy, what words are you saying? People who don’t know think that the two of them are doing something strange.
Sure enough, the Grand Empress Dowager’s eyes smiled into a slit, and the wrinkles at the corners of her eyes, also deepened a lot.
“Seeing you two so well, I am relieved.”
Wen Qi Qi was dumbfounded. Her lips opened and she wanted to explain, but the Grand Empress Dowager looked as if she understood everything.
Just in time, Momo Zeng came in with the soup, so she had to swallow back the words that were on her lips.
Momo Zeng moved quickly to serve the soup and brought it to the two of them.
Gu Lin Chao’s brow knitted, and the words of refusal were swallowed back when he saw the Grand Empress Dowager’s deeply wrinkled face.
He picked up the bowl and drank it all in one go.
Wen Qi Qi stared at him dumbfounded.
Did this guy forget about the nosebleed last time?
She was expecting him to refuse, but who knows, he drank so easily.
“Your Highness, you should also drink it while it’s hot.” Momo Zeng advised from the side.
Wen Qi Qi opened her lips, suddenly lowered her head, and said with a shy face, “Mother, I, my time of the month has arrived, drinking this soup, I am afraid it is not proper ……”
The Grand Empress Dowager and Momo Zeng were both stunned, but they quickly returned to normal.
Gu Lin Chao pondered for a moment before he came to realize what that time of the month was.
He curled his fingers a little uncomfortably.
“You child, since that time has come, why are you still so reckless. Competing with others with your fists and feet, in case you hurt your body, what can you do?” The Grand Empress Dowager said nervously.
“It should, it should be fine ……” Wen Qi Qi said. To avoid the old woman from worrying too much, she had to say, “I also only found out that it came after the competition.”
Gu Lin Chao listened to her as if no one was there. The more she said, the more she slipped. He pursed his thin lips and took a sip of tea from his teacup.
“Alas, this girl, how can you be so confused?” The Grand Empress Dowager was angry and anxious.
Wen Qi Qi hurriedly said: “Mother don’t worry, my body is good, it’s fine, and I won’t do that again next time, really.”
The Grand Empress Dowager sighed, took her hand and instructed, “Don’t think that because you’re young now, you can’t take it seriously. I’m telling you, you have to take good care of your body from the beginning so that when you get older, you won’t be sick.”
Wen Qi Qi hung her head, “Qi Qi knows, and will not joke with her body again.” After a pause, she glanced at the soup in Momo Zeng’s hand, “Then this soup ……”
“Since you can’t drink it today, then let Chao’er drink it.” The Grand Empress Dowager said helplessly.
Momo Zeng then brought the soup in front of Gu Lin Chao.
Ellie: I nearly chocked on my tea when the Grand Empress Dowager said for the ML to drink all the soup.
Edited by EllieKit