Chapter 307: Stepping on Her Whenever She Moves
Lu Yu Ying said grimly, “But compared to this, I want to live more freely.”
Wen Qi Qi was surprised. She didn’t think that in the face of such a great temptation, Lu Yu Ying would want to give it up without hesitation. If it was someone else, they would be waiting to be welcomed into the palace with joy and happiness.
“I know it’s presumptuous, but I can’t find anyone who can help me. Your Highness, can you help me think of a way to avoid it?” Lu Yu Ying looked at her hopefully.
Wen Qi Qi said, “There is a way, but won’t you regret it?”
“I will only regret it if I enter the palace.” Lu Yu Ying said with unusual certainty, “I know very well what I want, but entering the palace is definitely not what I want. I’m afraid that if I don’t go for it now, I will regret it in the future.”
“OK, I’ll help you.” Wen Qi Qi agreed, then whispered something to her.
Lu Yu Ying listened attentively, nodding her head every now and then.
After that, the two of them parted ways.
When Wen Qi Qi returned to the banquet, Empress Dowager Guo had already arrived and was sitting on a high seat.
She had no choice but to go forward and salute, “I have seen the Empress Dowager.”
Empress Dowager Guo’s eyes fell on her. She saw that she wore an orange-red dress today. With her already beautiful face, she was even more radiant, with a heavenly scent, and all the young and beautiful noblewomen in the audience were her companions.
Seeing the situation, Empress Dowager Guo pinched her hand tightly. Her eyes quickly swept through the haze, and after a long time, she said with a faint voice: “Regent Consort is exempted from salute.”
“Many thanks to the Empress Dowager.” Wen Qi Qi rose and returned to her seat.
Just as she sat down, she heard Empress Dowager Guo say, “Today’s weather is very good, full of spring colors, how can we sit and waste this good time? At the last palace banquet, the Regent Princess recited a poem, stunning the whole scene. I’m still remembering it, and I really want to listen to Regent Princess recite a poem for today’s flower appreciation banquet.”
Wen Qi Qi froze, somewhat surprised that Empress Dowager Guo would suddenly name her.
In her opinion, today’s Flower Appreciation Banquet was obviously a selection banquet organized by Empress Dowager Guo for Gu Heng, which should allow the noblewomen to show off their talents.
She had doubts in her heart, but still said: “I’m not very talented, last time it was just a fluke. If I’m allowed to compose a poem this time, I’m afraid that I won’t be able to do it even if I try my best. Today, all the ladies present are talented, Empress Dowager might as well let them compose poems for you.”
Are you kidding? All of these noblewomen are waiting to perform on the stage, if she steals their limelight, won’t she be scolded to death in secret?
This kind of publicity, she doesn’t even want it.
Empress Dowager Guo did not expect her to refuse. She frowned and jokingly said, “Wang Fei is amazingly talented, last time, she has already opened everyone’s eyes, this time, she is so modest, it can’t be because the Regent Prince is not here, right?”
Wen Qi Qi gave her a surprised look.
In her opinion, those who can sit in the position of Empress Dowager are all extremely wise and extremely generous. How is it that Empress Dowager Guo, however, gives her a feeling of being very petty?
Why did she keep attacking her? When had she offended her?
“If Empress Dowager wants to think so, it’s fine.” She simply said.
Empress Dowager Guo’s face flashed with gloom when she heard this.
Having remembered the main purpose of organizing this Flower Appreciation Banquet today after all, she turned her attention to the noblewomen.
“Although the Regent Consort’s talent has suddenly dried up, I am still willing to believe that she is being modest, not really unable to compose poems, so you all can show off your talents as much as you like and ask the Regent Consort to give you an appreciation.”
Hearing this, the corner of Wen Qi Qi’s mouth twitched.
This Empress Dowager Guo had a grudge against her, she even had to step on her at every turn.
What do you mean, her talent has suddenly dried up? She still wants to believe that she’s being modest, but this is clearly turning the corner to say that she’s a con artist in the first place.
(End of chapter)