Gu Heng’s eyes hid a trace of gloom. He was just about to speak when another courtier said, “The Emperor is also about to take a consort. Since Princess Tuo’s heart adores the Emperor, the Emperor can go along with it and take her into his harem.”
The one who spoke was an elder in the court.
When he said so, more courtiers agreed.
All of a sudden, there were voices of courtiers asking the Emperor to take Princess Tuo as his concubine.
Gu Heng’s face was gloomy, and he subconsciously wanted to ask Gu Lin Chao for help again, but looking at his Imperial Uncle’s motionless appearance, he had to give up.
He is the Emperor. It is impossible for him to ask his Imperial Uncle to step in on everything.
And what the ministers said is not without reason.
Anyway, even after marrying Tuo Jiang Hua, if he doesn’t like her, he can just put her aside and it won’t affect him much.
Thinking of this, he said in a deep voice: “Since all the ministers unanimously think so, then I also have no objection. The Ministry of Rites will pick a date as soon as possible so that Princess Tuo can be welcomed into the Palace.”
“Your Imperial Majesty is wise!” All the ministers said in unison.
The corners of Gu Heng’s mouth twisted.
After court was dismissed, Gu Heng went back to the harem with a dark face.
Xiao Yan watched him walk away, and secretly shook his head, and said towards Gu Lin Chao who came over, “Just now I saw that kid was trying to ask for your help, why didn’t you help him speak?”
“He is no longer a child. I can’t make decisions for him on everything.” Gu Lin Chao said in a light voice.
“That’s true. If you do too much, I’m afraid people won’t appreciate it, and they’ll be suspicious of you in their hearts.” Xiao Yan said in a low voice.
Gu Lin Chao glanced at him, did not say anything more.
Xiao Yan was smart enough not to speak again.
The two walked a few steps forward and ran into Wen Shi Qing and Wen Ting Yun.
“Isn’t that that your Father-in-law and First brother-in-law?” Xiao Yan teasingly said. Without waiting for Gu Ling Chao to speak, he walked straight up and greeted them warmly, “Duke Ding and Shizi.”
“Duke Jing.” Wen Shi Qing responded. The father and son, nodded towards him as a return greeting. When they turned their eyes and saw Gu Lin Chao walking up behind him, they bowed slightly, “Greetings to the Regent.”
“No need to be polite.” Gu Lin Chao said in a slow voice. After a pause, his eyes looked at Wen Ting Yun, “I heard that you went to Jinzhou last time to investigate the case, this King has read the folders submitted by the Ministry of Justice. You have done a very good job, and this time you have made a great achievement.”
“Your Majesty is too kind. It is my duty to work for the court, so I dare not take credit for it.” Wen Ting Yun said modestly.
The group of people continued to talk and went outside.
When they reached the Palace gate, at the time of parting, Wen Ting Yun couldn’t help but say, “Your Majesty, Qi Qi is sometimes a child at heart, so I hope your Majesty can be more tolerant.”
Gu Lin Chao paused in his steps and nodded his head, “Don’t worry, Shizi, she is fine, you don’t need to worry.”
At these words, both Wen Shi Qing and his son secretly breathed a sigh of relief, “Thank you for taking care of this, Your Highness.”
Gu Lin Chao shook his head and rode away.
Wen Shi Qing was now really relieved.
“It seems that the Regent treats Qi Qi quite well. Originally, I was worried that Qi Qi Qi’s nature might upset the Regent.”
Wen Ting Yun also said, “I was also worried, but today, it seems that the Prince is not the kind of person who is rude and unreasonable.”
On the other hand, Xiao Yan rode side by side with Gu Lin Chao and said teasingly, “I saw that when the Duke Ding father and son just saw you, they seemed to be very afraid. I was originally surprised, after all, they are the purists in court. They have never ganged up with their colleagues and have never been afraid of anyone.
Later when I listened to Wen Ting Yun talking about my niece-in-law, I realized the reason why they are afraid of you. They are just worried that you will treat their daughter and sister badly. Haha ……”
Translators Note: Our man Xiao Yan constantly asking for a beating
Ellie Note: At least he seems harmless. Kind of like that puppy that barks so much it’s annoying, but you just can’t bring yourself to hate it.
Edited by EllieKit