Chapter Seventy-One – The Emperor (Extra 1)
“Chu Ting Xiu, you do not love me anymore!” Yan Jing Ze suddenly sat up from the dragon bed and looked at Chu Ting Xiu dissatisfied.
“No.” Chu Ting Xiu felt wronged.
“Then why did you refuse?” Yan Jing Ze asked.
He gave Chu Ting Xiu the title of “One Character Side by Side King”. It had only been two months since he gave him his own bedchamber, Chu Ting Xiu has refused his intimacy several times, and recently has not made out with him for three days in a row, three days!
Chu Ting Xiu: “…”
“You were obviously not like this before, do you think I am old?” Yan Jing Ze asked.
Chu Ting Xiu: “Your Majesty, I am older than you.”
“Look, you don’t call me Jing Ze but ‘Your Majesty’!” Yan Jing Ze made trouble without reason.
Chu Ting Xiu: “……” He originally mixed the call, after all, calling ‘Your Majesty’ is also quite interesting, he actually like to call so.
“How can you treat me like this!” Yan Jing Ze complained with a full face.
Chu Ting Xiu regretted once again, regretting that he was too active at the beginning…
At that time, Yan Jing Ze advised him to rest, but now… He really regrets it!
Before the change, Chu Ting Xiu would actually not refuse, but not today… Tomorrow there are people from the Rong Tribe coming into the capital, and he wants to appear in the best shape possible.
On the other hand, Yan Jing Ze has been exercising, recently a bit… too powerful.
“Why aren’t you talking anymore?” Yan Jing Ze leaned close to Chu Ting Xiu and kissed Chu Ting Xiu. This kind of messy thing, is his and Chu Ting Xiu’s fun way of flirting, he was not really angry.
According to the previous routine, Chu Ting Xiu should refuse and then agree to some of his requests. As a result, now…
Chu Ting Xiu embraced Yan Jing Ze and kissed him, surrendering: “Your Majesty, I’m getting older, you’re too powerful… I can’t bear it.”
“How old are you?” Yan Jing Ze immediately retorted: “Don’t talk about yourself like that in the future!”
After finishing speaking, Yan Jing Ze realized what Chu Ting Xiu just said: “Wait, you said I am too powerful?”
Chu Ting Xiu nodded.
Yan Jing Ze was immediately a little proud: “It seems that my hard work in martial arts in order not to let you down is still useful.” For a man, being praised by his partner as ‘powerful’ is definitely a comforting thing.
Chu Ting Xiu: “…” He was not disappointed in the first place, just brain-dead to do something that should not be done.
Yan Jing Ze corrected his expression: “In fact, there are some things that really require moderation, which is not good for your health…”
He has been paying attention to Chu Ting Xiu’s body. In fact, he often arranges breaks for Chu Ting Xiu.
As for today… Chu Ting Xiu thought about the Rong people who came to surrender. He has spoken to him less often in the past few days and he is jealous.
“Your Majesty…” Chu Ting Xiu was a little moved. In fact, His Majesty has always been in moderation. Most of the time, although he uses his hands and feet, he will not do the last step. He is very concerned about him…
“So today, we use hands!” Yan Jing Ze said.
Chu Ting Xiu: “…”
“Why don’t you speak? You want to use your mouth?” Yan Jing Ze asked.
Chu Ting Xiu: “…”
What goes on in His Majesty’s bedchamber, even Chief Steward Wang does not know.
Everyone only knew that the next day, General Chu had a straight back and went to meet the little Prince of the Rong Tribe. When they asked for a sparring match, the five big and thick, little Prince and his guards, were all easily knocked down.
Although General Chu hasn’t left the capital for several years, his skills are still so good!
Upon hearing the news, the Ministers looked at Yan Jing Ze on the throne with a little sympathy.
His Majesty has been practicing martial arts in recent years, but he is definitely not as good as General Chu, and there is no telling how he will be cleaned up in bed.
Their Majesty sometimes sit without posture at all, looking a little lazy, but they are afraid that it is because of… Cough!
But they can’t manage it.
His Majesty is willing, what can they do?
And things have already happened… They are actually worried that His Majesty will fall out with Chu Ting Xiu.
With the support of His Majesty, Chu Ting Xiu is now in power. If he turns against His Majesty, they might be chopped off by the soldiers under Chu Ting Xiu’s hands.
The courtiers shrank their heads like quail, ignoring Chu Ting Xiu and Yan Jing Ze’s sticky appearance.
The young Prince of the Rong Tribe was beaten back by Chu Ting Xiu. Afterwards, Yan Jing Ze relied on half-truth and half-false complaints to make the young Prince agree to some unequal treaties.
Being an Emperor, especially an Emperor accompanied by a loved one, is definitely a pleasure.
As a result, when someone suddenly told Yan Jing Ze that the confined Chu had given birth to a daughter, Yan Jing Ze almost couldn’t react.
He thought for a moment before realizing that the Chu they were talking about was Chu Tinglan.
Chu Tinglan gave birth to a daughter? So fast!
Well, it doesn’t seem fast… She has been confined with King Ping for three years.
Yan Jing Ze suddenly realized that he hadn’t seen this person since taking King Ping into custody.
He doesn’t want to see them either.
How nice it is to have time to play all kinds of little games with his general, why should he go to see that brother who wants his life?
That evening, Yan Jing Ze told Chu Ting Xiu about Chu Tinglan giving birth to a daughter, and also said his own plans: “I had someone picked a couple surnamed Chu who cannot have children, said they are your distant relatives. The child will be given to them to raise, and then in the future, she will be adopted to the Chu family.”
Chu Ting Xiu didn’t speak and kissed Yan Jing Ze.
After a while, the two men separated and Chu Ting Xiu said, “I want to meet Chu Tinglan.”
In the past three years, Chu Ting Xiu has not seen Chu Tinglan. Now… he plans to go to see this sister.
“I’ll accompany you,” Yan Jing Ze said.
Chu Ting Xiu agreed.
King Ping was confined in King Ping’s mansion.
Of course, it is impossible for him to live in the entire Ping Palace… At first, Yan Jing Ze only surrounded the backyard of Ping Palace and let him live in it.
This Palace of King Ping was given to King Ping by the late Empress Dowager. It was not big and the backyard was even smaller… King Ping’s scope of activities in these three years was also very small.
Yan Jing Ze was not good to him, but to be honest, he didn’t treat him too badly. At least the people inside were not short of all kinds of basic daily necessities.
But they cannot contact people outside, not at all.
So in the past three years, King Ping knew nothing about outside matters.
At this moment, it was dinner time, and the guards brought a bucket of rice and two buckets of vegetables.
The rice is boiled with ordinary rice, because the threshing is not clean, it is a bit yellowish. There are two buckets of vegetables, one bucket is pork and cabbage stew, and the other bucket is pickled vegetables and tofu stew.
For ordinary people, this food is very good, but for King Ping…
“Only so much meat again, still pork!” King Ping said angrily, taking the tableware and picking it up first.
A total of eight people were imprisoned with him. In addition to Chu Tinglan and his two concubines, there were five servants who were loyal to him.
Of course whether these servants are still loyal or not now, no one knows.
At least, his two side concubines, who used to be very gentle to him, now dislike him.
Even Chu Tinglan, who was willing to die for him, hated him.
How can Chu Tinglan not hate?
She had just given birth and was lying weak in her room. As a result, King Ping said that it was bad luck and didn’t even look at her. No one took care of her.
There is also this movement outside… King Ping must be the same as usual, he first picked all the delicious food. What’s left is for others to eat, and so finally to her hands… she can certainly eat full but definitely won’t see a piece of meat.
She had just finished giving birth but she couldn’t even eat meat.
In the past, Chu Tinglan would never have imagined that she would lead such a life.
She had heard her mother talk about the hardships of life in the North, but since she could remember, she had lived in the capital, where there was no shortage of food and clothing, and such meals would not be served to her, let alone eat them!
Not to mention the fact that she is not allowed to leave the courtyard.
When she first came in, Chu Tinglan was still intoxicated with feeling moved by her own greatness, but it didn’t take long to regret it, but what was the use of regret?
Now that she’s in, she can’t get out!
Here, she came late and was ostracized. Even King Ping didn’t like her and thought she was stupid.
She was always bullied and had no choice but to please King Ping and follow him through life, not to mention, she had a child.
As a result, she gave birth to a child with great pains, and King Ping didn’t take the child seriously!
When Chu Tinglan thought of this, her eyes were sour, and she burst into tears.
She really regrets it now.
What Military Advisor Li and her brother said at the beginning was right, King Ping did deliberately lie to her… King Ping didn’t love her at all.
She was even more stupid to assassinate His Majesty for King Ping.
If she knew this, she would listen to her brother and marry the person her brother wanted her to marry.
In fact, her brother later refused to let her enter the palace, perhaps because he knew about her and King Ping, and feared that she would be blamed…
If she was obedient, she might still be a queen.
Ever since Chu Ting Xiu returned to the capital, Chu Tinglan has become the most talked about unmarried girl in the capital… She has always felt that she would have a better life than those around her in the future.
When she thought of the appearance of the stunning Yan Jing Ze, Chu Ting Lan became even sadder.
And at this moment, some noisy sounds suddenly appeared outside, followed closely by the voice of King Ping, which rang out violently. “Imperial brother, please spare me! Imperial brother!”
King Ping’s voice was so loud that the baby beside Chu Tinglan was awakened and immediately cried out.
Chu Tinglan didn’t care about her daughter.
His Majesty is here?
His Majesty is here, does she have a chance to get out?
These three years, Chu Tinglan has been unaware of the news outside, but when King Ping spoke to her, he once talked about her brother, saying that a powerful minister like her brother would sooner or later be killed by the emperor, and called her stupid, saying that her actions were stabbing her brother to make him die faster.
She also knows this truth, and she thinks her brother will most likely not end up well.
However, even if His Majesty feared her brother and killed her brother, seeing that her brother had died for His Majesty’s sake, shouldn’t he compensate her?
Chu Tinglan got out of the bed regardless, and rushed out.
“Your Majesty…” Chu Tinglan ran outside and was about to cry, but the first person she saw was not Yan Jing Ze, but Chu Ting Xiu.
Her brother, who was scolded by King Ping all day and said that he would be a dog for Yan Jing Ze, and that he would be killed in the end, now stands in front of her gracefully, with dragon patterns embroidered on his clothes.
Three years have passed, she has grown a lot, but her brother hasn’t changed much. He has become a little whiter and looks more handsome.
Of course, the most eye-catching thing is Yan Jing Ze.
He stood behind Chu Ting Xiu, looking at King Ping with a smile, as if King Ping, kneeling before him, was just a small cat or puppy that did not require attention.
King Ping was imprisoned and put on a lot of weight, saying he was a kitten or a puppy was an elevation of him, he was a pig.
Chu Tinglan regretted it even more, crying and knelt on the ground: “Your Majesty, please forgive me! Your Majesty!”
She disliked King Ping in her heart, but what she said was exactly the same as King Ping.