Wretched Original Spouse vs Top Mistress (27)
Qin Shao received Grand Princess Ronghua and the Liang Taifu couple into the palace.
Grand Princess Ronghua did not speak superfluous words and directly repeated that Qin Yuanzheng had said while kneeling before the Emperor: “This old lady cannot bear for my granddaughter to receive this humiliation and request earnestly for His Majesty to revoke the imperial decree!”
Emperor Xiande quickly lifted them up.
He said gently: “Gu zumu1 can be at ease. Zhen also watched xiao shimei grow up; how could it be possible for zhen watch her fall into the pit of fire? Don’t worry, zhen already sent people to investigate. If it is truly as what xiao shimei had said that Qin Yuanzheng is really not a good match, it could be considered that zhen tied the wrong marriage thread back then. Zhen will give gu zumu and biao mei an explanation.”
Even Grand Princess Ronghua did not anticipate that this Emperor, who used soft means yet was swift and decisive, to actually speak so kindly.
Under the Emperor’s control, their efficiency was naturally very good. The people of Liangjia did not have to wait very long before receiving the Emperor’s news.
The matter of Qin Yuanzheng and Zhang Mingshu was confirmed to be true.
The Emperor said to Grand Princess Ronghua: “It is not too difficult for zhen to send down a decree to overturn the previous imperial edict of marriage bestowal. It’s just that once it is sent, regardless of the reason, xiao shimei’s reputation is expected to be ruined.”
Grand Princess Ronghua became silent.
This was indeed an issue that they had been avoiding. Even if it was publicized, it was Qin Yuanzheng, Zhenbei Wang shizi, whose morality and conduct had flaws, and Liang Chenyu was a young lady who had withdrawn from a marriage. Those genuine first-rate noble families would probably not be very willing for their younger generation to marry this kind of wife.
“No matter what, even at the risk of a damaged reputation, I don’t wish for my Yu’er to marry a person like Zhenbei Wang shizi!” Grand Princess Ronghua clenched her teeth.
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“The Empress Dowager had arrived!” The Empress Dowager who had always stayed at Shoukang Palace had come to Ganqian Dragon Palace for an unknown reason.
“Aijia has heard about the matter regarding your family’s xiao jie.” The Empress Dowager had entered the door and got right to the point2.
“Now you are worrying about how to settle this matter, but aijia has a way.” The Empress Dowager calmly said.
Grand Princess Ronghua‘s eyes brightened: “I ask Empress Dowager to tell me.”
The Empress Dowager smiled with a profound meaning: “The eight characters of Liang shi‘s daughter, Chenyu, is precious and Zhenbei Wang shizi cannot afford it.”
As soon as she said this, the entire palace hall became quiet.
Liang Taifu took a second to react to the Empress Dowager’s meaning: even a wang ye shizi could not afford these eight characters, then only…
He covertly glanced at the Emperor sitting at the top and discovered that he could not make out any expression on his face at all.
Grand Princess Ronghua also understood the meaning in the Empress Dowager’s words. Was the Empress Dowager asking on behalf of the Holy One to marry their Yu’er?
Seeing that the people of Liangfu did not speak, the Empress Dowager’s eyelid twitched: “What? Do you all have an objection towards aijia‘s proposal?”
After all, Liang Taifu did love his daughter dearly. He did not wish for his daughter to enter the harem where people were eaten: “Answering the Empress Dowager, my daughter’s temperament is naughty and mischievous. I’m afraid it is hard to…”
The Empress Dowager lightly placed the cup in her hand on the table and interrupted Liang Taifu’s words: “Whether Liang shi‘s daughter has a virtuous appearance or meritorious deeds, it can be said to be a model of my Qi State. Liang Taifu is so modest. Could it be that you despise my imperial household?”
Cold sweat dripped down Liang Taifu’s forehead. With these words, even if he had one hundred points of courage, there was no way he would dare to speak.
He thought the Emperor sitting at the top would stand up and say something. Wasn’t this person usually extremely resistant when his marriage was mentioned? Why did he unexpectedly not make a utter a sound now?
Could it be that the Empress Dowager was too serious and dignified? Even His Majesty did not dare to talk too much?
Lol, MC’s dad here in this world is the highlight of this world for me 😉
edited july 10 2020
1. paternal grandaunt↩
2. raws had idiom, “to open the door and see the mountain” but didn’t sound smooth in translation so i replaced it with the idiom’s meaning↩
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