Seeing her, Gu Lin Chao was a little surprised, but his face was obviously gentler, “What’s wrong, is there something you want to see this King for?”
Hearing this lukewarm tone, Wen Qi Qi paused her steps and deliberately said, “Nothing, can’t this Consort come to see Your Majesty?”
Gu Lin Chao froze, as if he had not thought of this question.
After a long time, he said, “Then you ……”
Wen Qi Qi picked up the food box in her hand, “I see that Your Majesty is always so hard-working for the affairs of the court, so in the afternoon, I specially stewed a bowl of ginseng soup for you with my own hands.”
When she said the word “hand”, she deliberately added some emphasis to her tone.
Gu Lin Chao smiled, stunned. His gaze fell on the food box in her hand, “You stewed it with your own hands?”
“Mm.” Wen Qi Qi thought he was touched by herself and hastily answered, then added, “It took two hours to stew, and I was by the stove the whole time, not leaving even one step.” In fact, after she put the ingredients on the stove, she asked the cook to help her look after it, and she herself ran off to take a lunch break.
She stewed it with her own hands ……
This reminded Gu Lin Chao of the ginseng tea she made for him the last time, the taste ……
He can’t even forget it now.
But against the girl’s eager invitation-like eyes, the words of refusal, turned into, “You’ve worked hard, this King will drink it.”
Wen Qi Qi smiled and immediately took the ginseng soup out of the food box, then held it in both hands and brought it to him.
“This ginseng soup must be drunk while it’s hot, otherwise when it’s cold, it will be a bit bitter and the effect will not be as good. Your Majesty, quickly drink it while it is hot.”
Gu Lin Chao saw her with a confident look and couldn’t help but have some more confidence in the taste of this ginseng soup.
The taste shouldn’t be that bad, right?
People say, once you’ve learned something, it’s easier the second time. This is the second time she’s made this ginseng, so she should have some experience.
Thinking this, he reached out and took the bowl.
The air was filled with the fragrance of ginseng and chicken, and the bowl was still hot, and the appearance was not bad.
The soup, it seems, should also taste good.
Gu Lin Chao convinced himself and lowered his head to take a sip.
However, the gap between imagination and reality is not as simple as he thought.
If not for his superb self-control, he would have lost his temper and spit out the ginseng soup.
He looked at the young girl in front of him with some dismay.
“What’s wrong?” Noticing his strange appearance, Wen Qi Qi asked strangely.
Gu Lin Chao swallowed the soup in his mouth and asked lightly, “After the soup was cooked, didn’t you try it?”
Wen Qi Qi shook her head, “No.” Then she said confidently, “Although I am not a good cook, but I can put salt in it, so I don’t need to try it.”
Is it because of the salt?
It was obviously too much ginseng.
And compared to the last ginseng tea, the amount this time, she added significantly more, that taste ……
When Gu Lin Chao was about to put down the bowl, Wen Qi Qi said again: “Your Majesty, you should quickly drink it. Don’t just drink the soup, but also eat the chicken leg. You are so thin, you must eat a little more.”
The corners of Gu Lin Chao’s lips were pursed, and the words of refusal, once again, did not come out.
In the end, he still finished the bowl of ginseng soup.
Wen Qi Qi took the bowl. When she saw that there was no more soup left in the bowl, her face immediately lifted up in a smile, “So the Regent likes ginseng soup so much. Then I will stew it for you tomorrow. Well, I won’t disturb your work anymore, so I’ll go back first.”
After saying that, she directly picked up the food box, and left.
Gu Lin Chao: “……”
Tomorrow he can no longer stay in the mansion.
Ellie Note: Just tell her the truth about the soup! Constructive criticism is far better than letting someone stay in the dark.
Edited by EllieKit