AMTDCPOTEC Chapter 59
After Marrying the Disabled Crown Prince of the Enemy Country
Chapter 59 Pray for Blessing
Huo Du admitted that Old Man Yin’s proposal was really tempting.
Le Zhi, who was under the sun, looked warm and bright. He was stunned for a moment, and even really started to consider this suggestion seriously.
However, it was only for a moment.
How could two people who survived on the ground of hatred allow themselves to be immersed in their dreams?
Huo Du laughed and did not answer Yin Changshuo’s words.
And his silence and expression already gave Yin Changshuo the answer.
After a pause, he walked to Le Zhi’s side, quietly following her gaze to the snow bone lotus depicted in the medical book. A shadow overshadowed it, and the bright snow lotus on the page instantly darkened.
The fragrance of mint was blown along by the breeze. Le Zhi closed the medical book, then stood up and looked at Huo Du. Perhaps due to Uncle Yin’s words she unconsciously took a closer look at his appearance, and subconsciously painted in her mind what his twin sister would look like.
Le Zhi would never forget the bloody holes in her imperial brother. Every time she thought of it, she was in constant pain. Was not the blood connections between brothers and sisters could feel each other’s pain?
Thus, was not the bond between twins deeper?
Huo Du’s voice pulled her thoughts back, she nodded and walked towards the room with him.
“Alright Uncle Yin, I’ll say goodbye to you here.” Le Zhi said goodbye to Uncle Yin with a smile.
Yin Changshuo sent them to the gate and watched them leave. He sighed silently until the carriage disappeared from sight.
He hoped that these two children could stay away from the rights and wrongs and have a happy life. But he could also see that they had too many things on their backs, and they could not just walk away.
He looked up at the sky, the sun was obscured by thick clouds, and the worry in his heart became heavier.
On the way back, the state of mind between the two seemed to be reversed.
Le Zhi lowered her eyes and looked at the medicine bag beside her. This time, Huo Du took a lot, which could probably be used for a long time. Maybe before the medicinal materials were used up, her sister would have recovered.
Her heart fluttered, and she had no strength, so she could only sway gently with the carriage.
The wandering gaze inadvertently caught a glimpse of Huo Du’s right leg, and the image of the snow bone lotus instantly appeared in her mind. Was that flower really that hard to find?
Huo Du stared at her silently, and it was not difficult to judge from her worried expression that Old Man Yin must have said something to her. But he knew better, Old Man Yin knew the propriety and would never tell her everything.
Le Zhi’s head was in a mess, she did not know what she wanted to do, let alone what she should do. Her heart felt uncomfortable for a long time and did not know why it was so uncomfortable. She raised her eyes in a daze, looked at the person sitting opposite, and said what she was thinking without thinking about it.
“Can I hug you?”
The carriage suddenly fell into silence, and even the sound of their breathing seemed to disappear.
Huo Du’s eyes grew deeper and deeper, and his heartbeat seemed to stop for a moment. He stared into her reddish eyes, forgetting to answer her words for a while.
The quiet time was a bit long, and Le Zhi turned her face a little unnaturally, reaching out to lift the carriage curtain and letting the outside cold wind blow her cheeks.
It will be great if it can blow away messy emotions.
The hand on the carriage curtain lowered down. Le Zhi looked over following the voice and set her eyes on his deep eyes. She could not see through his emotions, only regarded his words as approval.
She moved to his side and hugged him tightly around his neck.
The carriage happened to pass through a road covered with gravel, and the carriage shook a little too strongly. Huo Du raised his arms and wrapped his arms around her waist so that she could hold him firmly.
Feeling the force around her waist, Le Zhi burst into tears. She did not know why she was crying, but her heart could not stop aching. She buried her face in his shoulder, rubbing her tears lightly on his neck.
She cried for a long time as if she wanted to cry out the grievances in her heart.
But how could she cry all her grievances out?
Gradually, Le Zhi stopped crying and lifted her head up with some embarrassment. She withdrew a little from his arms and raised her sleeve to wipe the tear marks from his neck.
Her tears stained his neck, making his neck wet.
“I’m sorry…” Her voice was a little hoarse and a little soft.
Huo Du looked down at the corners of her red eyes, raised his hand to touch the back of her head, and asked, “Why are you crying?”
Le Zhi lowered her head to evade his eyes, and lied in a soft tone, “I’m worried about my sister’s health.”
Huo Du’s expression was faint, and he hummed in a low voice. He did not expose her lies at all.
He put his hand on her head, lightly push her head to rest on his shoulder, and said in a deep voice, “Sleep for a while.”
Le Zhi was not sure if she was tired from crying, but after she closed her eyes, it did not take long for her to fall asleep.
With shallow breathing lightly brushing Huo Du’s neck, he stared sideways at her cheek. Then he raised his hand to gently wipe away the tears that remained at the end of her eyes with his fingertips. As for the tears on her eyelashes, he lowered his head slightly and kissed them gently.
The taste of her tears touched the tip of his tongue and it turned out that her tears were bitter. The bitterness gradually spread and spread to his heart. He carefully hid this taste in his heart.
When the two returned to the Taizi Mansion, it was already dusk.
As soon as he stepped into the gate of the mansion, An Xuan greeted him with a serious expression, and he bowed to report.
“Your Highness, the palace has issued an order asking Taizifei to leave tomorrow with the imperial concubines to go to Fuxi Temple to pray for blessings.”
Hearing this, Huo Du’s eyes became cold.
He almost forgot this tradition of the Great Qi over the years.
Le Zhi frowned and looked at An Xuan with a puzzle.
“Taizifei, this is a tradition in Great Qi. Before the New Year, the womenfolk of the court need to go to Fuxi Temple to pray for blessings. This has been the case over the years, rain or shine.”
“Send someone to the palace to tell the Empress that Taizifei is not feeling well and will not go this time.” Huo Du ordered casually.
An Xuan nodded and prepared to retreat.
“Wait!” Le Zhi stopped him, “Don’t refuse first.”
After thinking for a while, Le Zhi tugged at Huo Du’s sleeve and said, “Your Highness, I have to go.”
Huo Du looked at her for a while, and said without any expression, “All right, it’s up to you.”
An Xuan nodded and retreated with great insight.
The two walked back to the bedroom in silence, and no one spoke a word along the way. Le Zhi knew what he was thinking as it was dangerous to go on a journey with the Empress. However, if she did not go, would not it make the Empress even more suspicious?
The path she chose was already dangerous. There were some things she could avoid once, but she could not avoid them every time.
Le Zhi wanted to have a good discussion with Huo Du, but after he got to the bedroom and washed up, he went straight to bed and did not give her a chance to talk at all.
He made it clear that he did not want to talk to her.
She had no choice but to lie down beside him and said softly, “I will be very careful.”
Unfortunately, there was no response.
He seemed to be really asleep.
They did not even have dinner. Both of them pretended to close their eyes, but in fact, they did not sleep all night.
The next day.
When Le Zhi was about to set off, Huo Du still maintained a sleeping position with his back to her, without any intention of paying attention to her. She sighed in her heart, walked to the bedside, tucked the corner of the quilt for him, and then turned around and walked towards the door.
After she gently closed the door of the bedroom, within a moment, the person on the bed lifted the brocade quilt with force, angrily pulled the white jade cane on the bedside, and got up and walked step by step towards the bathroom with a serious face.
The sound of the cane touching the ground was extremely loud in the silence.
Fuxi Temple was far from the capital and the terrain was high, so the closer they were to the destination, the lower the surrounding temperature was.
When a group of majestic imperial womenfolk arrived, the sky was already dark. The abbot of the temple arranged the residences for them to live in the morning so that the nobles could rest first and wait until tomorrow to officially hold the blessing ceremony.
At dinner time, everyone gathered and ate vegetarian food in the temple. After a long day’s journey, everyone was tired, and all went back to their room to rest after dinner.
Li Yao walked in front of Le Zhi with a lantern, illuminating the path on the ground for her. But after walking for a while, they saw someone standing not far away waiting for them.
It was Shen Qingyan and her maid.
Le Zhi frowned suspiciously, wondering why she came.
On the side, Li Yao instantly guarded Le Zhi behind her with vigilance. After all, Shen Qingyan was Huo Xu’s person and had to guard against her. Li Yao was afraid that she would do something bad to her master.
Seeing this, Shen Qingyan smiled instead. She took a few steps forward and said softly, “Don’t be nervous, I just want to have a few words with you, is it possible?”
With the help of the light, Le Zhi’s gaze fell on Shen Qingyan’s face. It has only been a short time since she met her at the last palace banquet. How did the lively girl in the bright yellow palace dress at that time become so haggard?
The fatigue in her appearance was undoubtedly revealed, and her face was morbidly pale.
Shen Qingyan saw that Le Zhi had not spoken for a long time and thought that she did not want to talk to her. That being the case, she did not force her. After nodding slightly, she said, “Sorry to have bothered you.”
“Wait.” Le Zhi hurriedly stopped her. The night wind chill was cold, and she tightened the cotton cloak on her body and said, “It’s cold outside, let’s go inside and talk.”
The two walked quietly side by side until they entered Le Zhi’s room. Li Yao and Lu Ying waited outside the room in tacit understanding, be on the lookout for their master.
“Sit down.” Le Zhi said softly.
Shen Qingyan was not punctilious just now, and Le Zhi naturally did not stick to it.
After Shen Qingyan was seated, Le Zhi asked, “Do you have something important to find me?”
Shen Qingyan covered her heart and coughed twice before she lifted her pale face and nodded. She wanted to say something, but after opening her mouth silently, she stopped again. After a moment of silence, she stood up and raised her hand to untie the lace of the dark red cotton cloak on her body.
She let the cotton cloak fell to the ground and spread out on the ground. The cold and hard ground seemed to be stained with blood. Then she tore off the light red collar and pulled the sleeves up.
The red marks on her neck and arms were clearly revealed in front of Le Zhi’s eyes. She widened her eyes in shock. She covered her slightly opened cherry lips and looked at Shen Qingyan in disbelief.
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