Wen Qi Qi sniffed and turned her head to look at Gu Lin Chao, but she saw that Gu Lin Chao was no longer in his seat. She didn’t know where he had gone.
She took a piece of peach blossom cake, took a bite, thought of something, and hooked her finger towards Wang Hou De, “Eunuch Wang, can I ask you a question?”
“What?” Wang Hou De came a little closer.
“That is, did I just say the wrong thing and displease the Regent?” Wen Qi Qi asked in a small voice.
“Did you say anything?” Wang Hou De had some trouble remembering what she had just said.
“But I feel that your master is displeased.” Wen Qi Qi said with some distress, “It was the sentence that I praised him for making fish soup, which is very good.”
When Wang Hou De heard this, he understood.
He hesitated, turned his head to look in the direction of the bamboo house, and lowered his voice, “Your Highness has no idea, but in fact, when the Regent was young, he lived a very bitter life. The words you said just now, I am afraid they reminded him. However, the master is not mad at you, so don’t take it to heart, Your Highness.”
Wen Qi Qi froze when she heard that.
Gu Lin Chao had a hard time during his young years?
The original book did not mention anything about Gu Lin Chao’s childhood.
He was born into the Imperial family, and was the youngest son of the Grand Empress Dowager, so he should have enjoyed a lot of favor. But why did Wang Hou De say that Gu Lin Chao had suffered a lot as a child?
What exactly happened to him?
Moreover, the Regent can cook fish soup, not only was the action skillful, even the salt was put just right. Obviously, he had cooked it many times before, and then he got the experience.
When she thought about it, she suddenly felt that Gu Lin Chao had a lot of stories on him.
She was just about to ask, but when she saw Gu Lin Chao coming out of the bamboo house, she had to stop talking, but her heart was always thinking about this matter.
After a while, the bamboo fish was finally baked.
As soon as Si Yi uncovered one of the bamboo slices, the tantalizing fresh aroma immediately wafted out.
Wen Qi Qi inhaled hard, “It smells so good.”
Wang Hou De laughed, “It smells even better when you eat it.”
Si Yi filled a plate with one and presented it to Gu Lin Chao first.
Gu Lin Chao passed it to Wen Qi Qi when he received it.
Looking at the delicious and tempting baked fish, Wen Qi Qi swallowed her saliva and nonchalantly reached out to accept it, “Thank you, Your Majesty.”
Gu Lin Chao handed another pair of chopsticks to her.
Wen Qi Qi couldn’t wait to take a piece of fish and put it into her mouth.
“Be careful with the heat.” Gu Lin Chao frowned and reminded, but it was too late, Wen Qi Qi’s lips were immediately red from the heat, and her peach blossom eyes were immediately filled with water. The whole person looked so pitiful.
Gu Lin Chao’s heart was tightened and he didn’t know what to say to her.
Wen Qi Qi does not care, however, the next time, she remembered to blow first.
“It’s so delicious.” She swallowed the fish in her mouth and couldn’t help but praise, “The meat is fresh and tender not to mention, there is also the clear fragrance of bamboo, this taste is really perfect.”
Wang Hou De said with a smile on the side, “This servant didn’t lie to you, right?”
Wen Qi Qi shook his head, “No, no, it’s really too delicious, Regent and Eunuch Wang should quickly eat.”
Wang Hou De waited for Si Yi to give Gu Lin Chao another fish, before joining Si Yi. They each took a fish and squatted at the side to eat.
“Don’t squat, sit down and eat.” Seeing this, Wen Qi Qi patted the stone next to her and welcomed them.
Wang Hou De and Si Yi glanced at Gu Lin Chao.
Gu Lin Chao glanced at them and spoke, “Sit.”
“Yes.” Wang Hou De and Si Yi replied. Only then did they sit down on the stone next to them.
“It smells good.” At this time a familiar voice came from the bamboo forest, “What are you guys eating?”
Edited by EllieKit