Chapter Sixty-Five – The Emperor (15)
When he saw that Yan Jing Ze was happy, Chu Ting Xiu was also happy.
Since His Majesty liked him like this, he could always stand on His Majesty’s side in the court from now on.
For whatever reason he was doing this, he always wanted to make him happy: “Your Majesty, I will always stand by your side.”
“Good.” Yan Jing Ze kissed Chu Ting Xiu: “As a reward, I’ll take you to the village outside the city in a few days.”
“Take me out to play?” Chu Ting Xiu was surprised.
Yan Jing Ze said, “If I don’t take you to play, what am I going to do in the village outside the city? The land there is huge, you can take your horse and run it around a few times.”
Yan Jing Ze thinks Chu Ting Xiu will like it and Chu Ting Xiu really likes it. The palace always gave him a feeling of depression, so it would be nice to go to a village outside the city for a few days.
It will definitely be a very nice memory to travel with His Majesty.
“Thank you, Your Majesty.” Chu Ting Xiu also kissed Yan Jing Ze.
Even before departure, his General is already so happy and enthusiastic, wait for them to arrive at the village…
Yan Jing Ze suddenly thought that it would take a few days before he could go, which was a bit too slow.
After talking with Yan Jing Ze for a while, Chu Ting Xiu said that he had to go out to the palace.
“Go and remember to come back at night, or I’ll be so lonely I won’t be able to sleep, and I’ll be so sad,” Yan Jing Ze opened his mouth and said.
Chu Ting Xiu couldn’t help but laugh: “I will.”
He wanted to believe that all this was true, that His Majesty really loved him, and that he was the only one in his heart.
After leaving the palace, Chu Ting Xiu went home to meet his sister.
After his last bad split with his sister, he was angry at first, but slowly, he was left with guilt about her.
His sister is still young and it’s normal for her to be coaxed by King Ping. But he, who was so preoccupied with his own feelings, didn’t even notice her abnormality.
As a result, he was a little afraid to go see his sister… This was the first time they met afterwards.
Chu Ting Xiu stopped in front of his sister’s courtyard for a moment before letting someone open the courtyard gate to enter.
Her sister was in the house but came out when she heard a noise outside.
It’s been a long time, Chu Ting Xiu found that his sister lost a lot of weight, the whole person looked particularly haggard, seeing him, even more red eyes: “Brother, I know I’m wrong.”
“It’s good that you know you’re wrong.” Chu Ting Shou said: “King Ping was trying to get the Chu family together and intentionally approached you without any good intentions.”
Chu Tinglan lowered her head and responded with a cry. King Ping is already miserable enough, her brother now wants to smear him…
At this moment, Chu Tinglan is full of resentment.
It’s not that she’s willing to admit her mistake, but… if she doesn’t, Chu Ting Xiu plans to keep her locked up!
She wanted to get out.
As for King Ping’s attitude toward her… she believes King Ping is not such a person.
Even if King Ping really has an ill intention toward her and wants to get her brother’s support by marrying her… Why can’t her brother help King Ping? If her brother is willing to help King Ping, the man on the throne now is King Ping!
“You have a good rest. If there’s anything you want, you can ask the housekeeper,” Chu Ting Xiu said. He’s been living in the palace lately, so he can’t control his sister too much.
“Well…” Chu Tinglan raised her head and looked at Chu Ting Xiu: “Big brother, my marriage…”
Chu Ting Xiu: “I will help you choose one.” He was hoping that his sister would get married soon.
In the future, if something happens to him, his sister will be fine as long as she is married off.
His Majesty was kind and had a little affection for him, so even if he couldn’t stand him for the sake of the throne, he wouldn’t be unkind to his sister.
“Thank you, big brother… Big brother, you can have a meal with me.” Chu Tinglan looked to her brother.
Chu Ting Xiu agreed.
The lunch was served, and the two of them ate it together, during which Chu Tinglan also asked some questions about the outside world.
Chu Ting Xiu answered them one by one.
Chu Tinglan suddenly asked, “Big brother, why don’t you want me to marry His Majesty?”
Hearing Chu Tinglan’s question, Chu Ting Xiu’s brows furrowed.
After learning about his sister and King Ping, Chu Ting Xiu guessed that his sister might have other ideas about entering the palace, or even King Ping might have instigated her to do something bad to His Majesty.
So, now that his sister mentioned it, he was wary.
But it could also be that his sister was simply asking out of curiosity.
“His Majesty doesn’t like you, and if something happens to me one day, what will happen to you in the palace?” Chu Ting Xiu is also considered to have spoken from the bottom of his heart.
“Big brother?” Chu Tinglan was shocked.
Chu Ting Xiu turned to talk about something else.
Chu Tinglan didn’t ask any further questions and they had a good conversation.
When Chu Ting Xiu left, Chu Tinglan asked him if he would go home tomorrow.
Chu Ting Xiu thought, “Tomorrow at noon, I’ll come back to have lunch with you.”
Chu Tinglan happily accepted.
Leaving home, Chu Ting Xiu first went to the Imperial Army’s main camp.
The people who stayed in the camp today were all the former Northern Army.
After becoming an Imperial soldier, not only did they have warm houses to live in, but they were also able to eat every day with an open stomach, and from time to time they were able to eat meat, which made the men of the Northern Army very satisfied.
“This is all thanks to His Majesty’s grace,” Chu Ting Xiu said.
Those commanders and soldiers nodded their heads.
Chu Ting Xiu stayed here for a while and then went back to the palace.
When he returned, Yan Jing Ze had already taken care of today’s political affairs, and when Yan Jing Ze saw him, he raised his head and smiled, “You’re back?”
“Mm.” Chu Ting Xiu went up and kissed Yan Jing Ze.
His Majesty looked like he was waiting for him to return, filling his heart with joy.
“Where have you been today?” Yan Jing Ze then asked again.
“Went to see my sister and went over to the military camp,” Chu Ting Xiu said.
“How is your sister now?” Chu Ting Xiu said.
Chu Ting Xiu told everything about his conversation with his sister today.
Yan Jing Ze said, “I’ll have someone watch over her, and I’ll be sure to choose a good husband for her.” Although in the original historical trajectory, this woman poisoned the original owner, but Yan Jing Ze did not hate her at all.
He actually also wants to poison the original owner.
What’s more, this is Chu Ting Xiu’s sister… Yan Jing Ze plans to choose a better marriage for her, and when she gives birth to a child in the future, the child will be transferred to the Chu family.
Anyway, Chu Ting Xiu will never have children in his life!
He himself also would not have had children… Recently, Yan Jing Ze has been staring at King Yong, who looked like a quail after the accident of King Ping.
When King Yong grows up in a few years, let him have more children and choose one of them to be his heir in the future.
By the way, he can even wait for the King Yong’s grandson to grow up instead of looking only at King Yong’s son… If he practices martial arts every day and takes care of his health, he will certainly live a long life with Chu Ting Xiu!
“Thank you, Your Majesty,” Chu Ting Xiu thanked him. He didn’t expect that Yan Jing Ze was even going to help his sister choose a husband… But it was also a good thing, his sister would definitely have more security if she was given a marriage by His Majesty.
When Yan Jing Ze asked Chu Ting Xiu what he wanted, he said, “I don’t have any requirements.”
Chu Ting Xiu didn’t have any requirements, he just hoped that the man would treat his sister well.
“Then you can choose from a family with good family culture. Choose their second youngest son and let them transfer the child to the Chu Family.” He didn’t say ‘transfer’ to Chu Ting Xiu but directly said ‘transfer’ to the Chu family.
Anyway, he is not happy about Chu Ting Xiu raising the kids.
Of course, Chu Ting Xiu had to be with him when he had time!
Chu Ting Xiu was even more surprised.
Yan Jing Ze, who was staring at him with an intimate gaze, said, “Do you want to bribe me? I’ll find the best brother-in-law for you!”
Chu Tingxiu kissed him.
Wang Zhong, who wanted to come over and ask if His Majesty wanted dinner to be served on the table: “…” His Majesty has gone to torment General Chu again, and dinner will have to wait. Alas, in order for General Chu to be patient with His Majesty, he should talk to General Chu again about the hardships His Majesty suffered in the past.
Guard Commander: “…” Here we go again! Can’t His Majesty just stop for one day? He has been watching His Majesty and General Chu every day, and has been pent up with frustration. Occasionally coming home and tossing his wife around so much that she can’t get out of bed.
Imperial Dr. Hu: “…” Your Majesty, how come you haven’t been beaten by General Chu for using so much of those ointments?
Yan Jing Ze did not know what these people were thinking. If he had known, he would have cried out injustice.
He doesn’t really think about it much, it was his General’s enthusiasm.
Of course, he enjoyed it too!
It’s quite troublesome for Yan Jing Ze to leave the palace, and he has to make a lot of preparations, such as getting someone to clean up the village in advance. Take the original people of the village to live elsewhere – and then he will be left with only the people he trusts most to serve him.
So, the next day, the Guard Commander went to work. The good thing is that these days, Yan Jing Ze has already picked some people out from under him, so it’s not like there’s no one left.
It was also the day that Chu Ting Xiu went home again.
While wondering whether to tell his sister what Yan Jing Ze said yesterday, Chu Ting Xiu heard his sister ask, “Brother, did you hear that His Majesty is leaving the palace?”
“Yes.” Chu Ting Xiu said.
“Brother, will you go with them?” Chu Tinglan asked again.
Chu Ting Xiu nodded, ” I will be following.”
“Can I go with you?” Chu Tinglan is full of hope.
Chu Ting Xiu refused without hesitation, “No.” How could he take his sister with him when he went to play with His Majesty alone?
Chu Tinglan: “…” She is so nice to her brother, and he is still unwilling to take her to meet His Majesty!
Chu Tinglan was annoyed but there was nothing she could do about it.
Chu Ting Xiu noticed that something was wrong with her, and his eyebrows furrowed: “I’ve already mentioned your marriage to His Majesty, so don’t worry, His Majesty will choose a suitable husband for you.”
Chu Tinglan could only force a smile on her face.
A few days passed in the blink of an eye.
A few days later, Yan Jing Ze left the palace with his general.
The procession left the capital in great numbers, made its way outside the city, and entered a village.
This villa has been protected by the Imperial Army.
The soldiers of the Imperial Army, who used to be part of the Northern Army, were all energetic, and when they saw Yan Jing Ze, they knelt down in unison and saluted.
Yan Jing Ze waived their rituals and took Chu Ting Xiu with him to the village.
“This is the first time I’ve been out of the palace, and the first time I know that the outside was like this,” Yan Jing Ze said.
When Chu Ting Xiu heard this, his heart ached.
His Majesty was the Emperor, but he had a really hard time.
Chief Steward Wang is probably getting really old now and likes to tell people about the old days. He told him many things about His Majesty’s childhood.
Every year, around the anniversary of the death of her two sons, the Empress Dowager would pressure His Majesty even more, forcing him to read the scriptures for a few days and nights.
His Majesty was so smart and yet he was always oppressed… Chu Ting Xiu was distressed and wished for his Majesty to be free in the future.
“Ting Xiu, do you want to ride a horse?” Yan Jing Ze asked Chu Ting Xiu.
They don’t need to do things like packing up, they can start playing.
Chu Ting Xiu: “Good.”
Chu Ting Xiu’s horse had already been brought here, so he turned around his horse and rushed out.
Yan Jing Ze looked at Chu Ting Xiu’s back, and for a moment, his heart beat faster.
His General was really too handsome!
This display of freedom is even more charming!
In the future, if he has time, he should definitely bring his general out more often and see his general like this.
With this in mind, Yan Jing Ze also had the intention of riding a horse.
Unfortunately, the original owner… did not know how to ride a horse.
While staring at a tall, energetic horse, he turned around and asked the Guard Commander to choose a docile mare for himself.
It was better for him to be more practical.
Yan Jing Ze is quick to learn whatever he wants to learn, and naturally he learned to ride a horse very quickly.
But he just learned how to ride… and it’s still impossible to make the horse run.
No, it’s not impossible…
When Chu Ting Xiu came back from riding around, Yan Jing Ze immediately said, “Ting Xiu, take me on your horse and carry me around!”
Riding with his own general in his arms, that’s what he wants!
Yan Jing Ze sat behind Chu Ting Xiu and hugged his waist, suddenly thinking it was good that he couldn’t ride a horse.
Unfortunately, to be on the safe side, he didn’t dare to make a small move…
The amount of times I wanted to slap ML’s sister while translating this… Oh, I can’t. XD