Palace Full of Delicacies
Chapter 33 - Paying respects
Chapter 33 - Paying respects
The ancients emphasized eating less at night, so Su Yu didn’t dare to cook too much. In addition to a pot of spicy boiled fish, he mixed two cold dishes.
The Emperor didn’t mind the small number of dishes, he ate the fish piece by piece, and even the rice was eaten in two bowls with the soup.
“If Your Majesty wishes to eat something else, call the imperial kitchen to make some more, ba.” Seeing that the Emperor was enjoying himself, Su Yu picked the bean sprouts and vegetables to eat and left all the fish to the Emperor.
Looking at the way he also swept away the rice, he was worried that he would not be full.
“No need.” Glancing at the two vegetarian dishes on the table with disgust, An Hongche leisurely drank a cup of tea. It seemed that he was in a good mood.
Su Yu glanced at the Emperor and silently eat the two cold dishes. He thought that two grass carp would be enough for two people, but he didn’t expect that this guy would finish it all by himself.
He thought to himself, next time I’ll also bring the dishes from the imperial kitchen to the table, ba. At least he could still have something to eat.
After eating his fill, An Honche leaned lazily on the soft couch and hooked his finger at Su Yu: “Come here.”
Su Yu dawdled over and sat down on the edge of the soft couch. A pair of slender arms immediately came from behind him and wrapped around his waist.
The warm body heat was continuously transmitted from the place the two were connected, and Su Yu couldn’t help freezing.
Although they had “slept” together last night, that was “two good brothers” sleeping together, and this ambiguous embrace was obvious not on the same level.
“From now on, Zhen will eat all three meals you make.” The pleasant and clear cold voice had a languid tone, which tickled people’s hearts.
“Chen only knows how to make fish, shrimp, and crabs…” The corner of Su Yu’s mouth twitched.
Is this getting addicted to eating and planning to use this place as a canteen? But what’s the matter with the tone of “This is a great favor for you” when making concubines serve as cooks?
“Zhen only eats fish, shrimp, and crab.” The arm wrapped around his waist tightened, and both slender hands stretched out and brought him against a lazily stretched waist.
Su Yu looked at the hands, with well-distinct joints, slender and fair, while the fingertips and palms glowed a healthy pink. They were very good-looking.
This reminded him of Sauce’s little meat pads, which were also this kind of pink color. When he was about to ask the Emperor why he didn’t bring the cat, he saw that beautiful hand stretch out onto the small table beside the soft couch and pick up the crab stick on the plate.
“Your Majesty, that is…” Before the words “cat treats” could be spoken, a bone-shaped crab stick had been stuffed into the Emperor’s mouth.
Su Yu silently swallowed the rest of his words.
“Don’t make such a stupid shape in the future. Do you think you’re feeding dogs?” After the Emperor ‘crack’, ‘crack’, finished eating one, he picked up another and knocked Su Yu on the head.
“Yes…” Rubbing the knocked forehead, Su Yu turned his head to look at the Emperor who was eating the crab stick gracefully, then he slowly turned his head back.
Using that kind of handsome face to earnestly eat bone-shaped crab sticks, if he continued to look at him, he would definitely not be able to stop laughing.
At night, the Emperor naturally stayed in Yexiao Palace.
Because the Emperor forbid him from falling asleep first, Su Yu could only open his eyes and think about something.
It wasn’t until this moment that Su Yu came to his senses. He married this man in such a muddle-headed manner, although they only said less than three words before marriage, and he was almost choked to death…
The moonlight shone through the huge floor to ceiling window of Yexiao Palace, clearly reflecting the sleeping face of the Emperor. The Emperor was so beautiful when he was quiet, and his facial features were so exquisite that they were almost flawless.
Su Yu swallowed his saliva and didn’t dare to look again, if he unconsciously did something irredeemable to the Emperor in the middle of the night, he would not see tomorrow's sun.
“Stupid slave, stupid slave!” In the middle of the night, His Majesty the Emperor opened his eyes and poked Su Yu’s arm with one finger.
Seeing that he was sleeping half on his back, his inner shirt was slightly pulled open because of his posture, revealing a graceful collarbone and he couldn’t help snorting coldly.
“Are you trying to seduce Zhen with such a posture? Quickly put on your clothes.”
“You brought this on yourself.” An Hongche waited for a moment, and with a slight hum, reached out and hugged Su Yu into his embrace.
He sniffed at his lips and licked them gently, the soft feeling was like the tender fish slices eaten at night, he couldn’t help licking them again. Licking and licking, he was not satisfied, so he stuck his lips to his and gently sucked and rubbed them together.
“Nn…” Su Yu’s breathing was blocked, so he groaned softly.
The Emperor immediately moved away. Seeing that Su Yu had not woken up, he secretly breathed a sigh of relief and hugged the man more tightly, then he fell asleep fully satisfied and content.
In the morning, Su Yu was awakened tightly bound.
The Emperor wrapped him up tightly like an octopus, with a big head still resting on his neck, and a warm breath puffed over his neck. He could neither live nor die.
“Your Majesty, it’s time to get up.” Su Yu pushed the man over his body. Last night, Wang Gonggong repeatedly told him that he could not miss the morning court.
“Hmm, I want seafood porridge for breakfast.” An Hongche closed his eyes, rubbed against Su Yu’s neck, and then fell asleep again.
Su Yu struggled to save his neck, and ran to make seafood porridge, then handed over the arduous task of waking up the Emperor to Wang Gonggong.
The Emperor ate the seafood porridge and went to the morning court in a happy mood, while Su Yu went to pay respects to the Empress Dowager.
Seeing to bed in the evening and visiting in the morning was part of paying filial piety, but filial piety was not something everyone has the right to do.
Just like the concubines in the palace, only those of the rank of Zhaoyi and Shangjun and above were qualified to daily pay respects to the Empress. Strictly speaking, Cairen’s and Shijun’s were still servants. If they wanted to see the Empress Dowager, they could only follow their own Zhaoyi, they were not allowed to see her alone.
“Xian Fei has been favored for two days in a row, I’m afraid he’s a little overwhelmed. Can Xian Fei also be exempted today from paying respects? ” Lu Guifei sat beside the Empress Dowager and asked with a smile.
The Empress Dowager lightly sipped her tea. These words seemed to be a plea for Xian Fei, but in fact, it was a reminder to her that the Emperor has pampered this male Fei for two days in a row, and it was already too late for Su Yu to pay respects.
“Chen, Su Yu, respectfully wishes good health for Empress Dowager. ” Su Yu stood still in the center of the audience hall and knelt down respectfully to salute.
Lu Guifei continued to sit there motionless, without any intention of avoiding Su Yu’s big ceremony. The Empress Dowager took a glance at Lu Guifei and didn’t say anything. The other concubines took this in their eyes and didn’t dare to say anything.
“Xian Fei is actually quite a slow person, yesterday she also let us wait for a long time, ba. Today there’s also no hurry to pay respects to the Empress Dowager.” Lu Guifei sneered.
Su Yu looked around and saw that all the concubines were there. It was obvious that he was late for the battle, his mind flashed through the old times of making excuses to the teacher when he was late for school.
Finally, he had a flash of inspiration and coughed softly.
“Reporting to Empress Dowager, although Chen is a concubine, men and women are different after all, so Chen thought of staggering the time of paying respects, but Chen still came too early.”
The Empress Dowager glanced at Su Yu and faintly smiled.
“You are thoughtful.”
Lu Guifei’s face changed slightly. How could she forget this?
Usually, at this time they would have gotten up and taken their leave. Today, they were especially waiting to see Su Yu make a joke of himself, who would have expected to be blamed by Su Yu.
“Since a distinction should be made between males and females, then don’t come to pay respects to the Empress Dowager.” Cen Cairen couldn’t help interjecting.
Paying respects to the Empress Dowager was the only chance to come in contact with the Empress Dowager. If she wanted to come, she had to beg Chen Zhaoyi, but this Su Yu even dared to pick the time.
“Impudent!” Lu Guifei shouted in a cold voice.
“Niangniang, please forgive me, Cen Cairen does not understand the rules.” Chen Zhaoyi hurriedly stepped forward to intercede.
After all, it was her who brought her, if she was punished, she would be immediately out of luck.
“It’s okay, it’s okay, it’s not uncommon for young people to not understand the rules.” The Empress Dowager was not angry nor did she mean to punish the Cen’s family Xiaojie.
She glanced at Su Yu standing in the center of the audience hall.
“Xian Fei is a man, there’s no need to pay respects to Aijia every day. Just go pay respects to the State Teacher.”
Everyone was stunned for a moment. In the past, there were no male Fei in the palace, naturally, no one went to pay respects to the State Teacher.
After the Empress Dowager said this, they remembered that the male concubines were actually under the jurisdiction of the State Teacher.
Su Yu secretly clenched the hand hidden in his sleeve. He was worried that he could not get close to the State Teacher, it was like he was sleepy and someone handed him a pillow. Every day he could get close to the State Teacher, maybe he can find a way to travel back.
With a feeling of almost jumping for joy, Su Yu left Ci’an Palace and went straight to Anguo Tower.
“Gumu, cousin is showing favor to that male Fei, this is not a good sign, ah.” After everyone withdrew, Lu Guifei angrily pulled the Empress Dowager's sleeve. Today, Su Yu was not brought under control, and she couldn’t swallow her anger no matter what.
“His Majesty is merely trying a novelty.” The Empress Dowager said indifferently.
“His Majesty has never favored any other concubine, what if the Emperor doesn’t like women at all?” Lu Guifei looked at the Empress Dowager’s face and said in a worried tone.
“If the others Wangye’s have an heir first, then the crown prince’s position…”
The Empress Dowager's expression slightly changed when she heard this.
After pondering for a moment she said: “You can make the arrangements, and tonight Aijia will have the Emperor turn over the nameplate.”
Gumu -> one’s father's sister
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