When Grand Empress Dowager Guo heard this, she couldn’t help but say, “Why would Princess Consort think of making it herself? With so many servants in the Royal Residence, what are they for?”
Wen Qi Qi shamelessly said, “I can’t help it. Wang Ye doesn’t like to drink what other people make, he only likes to drink what I make.”
Empress Dowager Guo was stunned, and her sharp nails pinched into her palm.
Gu Lin Chao only likes to drink the ginseng chicken soup boiled by Wen Qi Qi?
The Grand Empress Dowager now smiled so much that the wrinkles on her face deepened. Holding Wen Qi Qi’s hand, she said with a smile, “He likes to drink your ginseng chicken soup?”
“Yes, I spent all afternoon yesterday to make a cup for him, and in the evening he came back and drank every drop of it, and gave me a lot of things for that.” Wen Qi Qi said without any shame at all.
Gu Lin Chao, who was far away in the military camp, for some reason, sneezed several times one after another.
“Wang Ye loved it so much that I naturally had to make soup for him a few more times. This morning, just after dawn, I went to the morning market, personally picked a small hen back, and prepared it. Even though I came to the Palace, the soup was still stewing on the stove. I don’t know if Wang Ye has returned to the residence yet. Will my servant girl remember to bring the soup to him?”
Wen Qi Qi knitted her eyebrows and looked sad.
The Grand Empress Dowager was delighted to hear this.
Sure enough, she had a good eye, picking such a caring and virtuous daughter-in-law for Chao’er.
“Mama Zeng, quickly fetch the box of southern pearls from my dressing table.” The Grand Empress Dowager took Wen Qi Qi’s hand and narrowed her eyes with a smile, “A young girl like you should be more dressed up. That box of southern pearls, I have no use for it here, so I’ll give it to you.”
Empress Dowager Guo smiled, but her heart was crying for blood.
If you don’t have any use for it, why didn’t you give it to me before?
“Thank you, Mother.” Wen Qi Qi’s heart was overjoyed.
She didn’t expect to receive a gift just for going to the Palace once. If it was like that, she should really come to the Palace more often in the future.
The Grand Empress Dowager seemed to remember that there was still a concubine for her eldest daughter-in-law and a grandson in the Palace, so she felt that she was too biased and could not be too obvious, so she said to Gu Heng, “After you marry the Empress, Imperial Grandmother will also prepare gifts for your Empress.”
Gu Heng did not care about this, but the old lady had spoken, so he had no choice but to say, “Many thanks to the Imperial Grandmother.” After saying that, he looked at the several people in the hall and got up and said, “Imperial Grandmother, I still have some political matters to deal with, so I will go to the Imperial study first.”
“You go ahead, it is important to handle political affairs.” The Grand Empress Dowager said lovingly.
Gu Heng nodded and turned his head to look at Wen Ruyi, “What about Liu’er? Do you want to sit here with the Grand Empress Dowager for a while longer, or do you want to go with me?”
Wen Ruyi glanced at the direction of Wen Qi Qi. She was a bit reluctant, but she knew that sitting down again would only bring humiliation to herself, so she got up and said, “I am not feeling well, so I will go with Your Majesty.” Saying that, she bowed to the Grand Empress Dowager and Empress Dowager Guo, “I will leave first.”
The Grand Empress Dowager nodded and faintly instructed, “Serve His Majesty well.”
“Yes.” Wen Ruyi answered respectfully with her mouth, but in her heart, she hated it so much.
In their eyes, she was probably no different from a lowly concubine. Even though she had been promoted from Chang Zai to Jieyu in a short period of time.
However, when she saw how much Wen Qi Qi was valued by the Grand Empress Dowager today, her sense of superiority seemed ridiculous.
Edited by EllieKit