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And 67 is done~ 68 should also be done today, I have like 6 pages left. Working hard toward the ending :ULFire: Also have someone helping edit the past 30+ chapters lol. While she was editing it, I finally noticed so many brain dead moments XD

第67章 盛宠当时(中)

Chapter 67: After Obtaining Love (II)

凌萧闻言,往外看了一眼,果然看见门外微露出的半把浮尘。

Ling Xiao looked toward the entrance when he heard her, and as expected, half of a horsetail whisk could be seen.

凌萧起身,走了出去。

Ling Xiao got up and walked out.

“皇君。”一走到门口,李公公跪下行礼。

“King Consort.” The moment he walked to the entrance, Steward Li knelt down to salute to him.

凌萧瞥了他一眼,道:“起来吧,何事?”

Ling Xiao gave him a glance and said, “Stand up, what do you need me for?”

小李子谄媚一笑道:“这不,皇上早朝时,惦记着您,让奴才来伺候着,还让奴才带了一些早膳过来。”

Xiao Lizi smiled flatteringly, “His Majesty was thinking of you this morning at the court and wanted this servant to come serve you. He also wanted this servant to bring some breakfast for you.”

这般说着,小李子朝后挥了挥手,不多时,外面走进两排太监,手里都端着精致的盘子,朝凌萧行礼之后,恭恭敬敬的将盘子端进了凌萧的宫殿。

After he spoke, Xiao Lizi waved his hand behind him. Not long after, two rows of eunuch walked in, each holding an exquisite tray. They saluted to Ling Xiao then respectfully place the tray in Ling Xiao’s palace.

凌萧眼瞧着,跟上走去一看,发现美味珍馐摆了满满的一桌。

Ling Xiao observed them and then walked over to take a closer look. A table full of delicacies were placed before him.

“这……”凌萧皱眉。

“This…” Ling Xiao frowned.

小李子忙上前解释道:“皇君,这些都是皇上心疼您,特意嘱咐奴才给您备上的。”

Xiao Lizi hurried forward to explain, “King Consort, these were all specifically ordered by the Emperor for us servants to prepare for you, he was worried about you.”

说着,小李子瞧向桌面,特意讨好道:“皇君,您瞧瞧,这些菜品,皇上自己都从未要求过,却特意吩咐奴才给您备着,皇上对您可真是最好的。”

Xiao Lizi took a look at the table after he spoke and fawningly continued, “King Consort, take a look. The Emperor himself has never requested these dishes, but told us servants to prepare them for you. The Emperor really is doing his best for you.”

小李子说着,一脸的嘚瑟,似乎得宠的就是他本人一样,凌萧轻悠悠的瞥了他一眼,小李子连忙收敛了自己的得意,清了清嗓子凑近凌萧道:“皇君,除了这个,皇上还要奴才将这个交给您。”

While Xiao Lizi spoke, his face was full of smugness like he was the one being loved. Ling Xiao gave him a long look and he promptly vanished his proud appearance, softly clearing his throat before approaching Ling Xiao once more, “King Consort, beside this, the Emperor also wanted this servant to give you this.”

小李子摊开了手掌伸到了凌萧的面前,凌萧低头一看,发现那手掌中躺着的是一枚钥匙。

Xiao Lizi spread out his palm in front of Ling Xiao who took a look. A key rested in his palm.

凌萧掀开眼皮看了小李子一眼,小李子会意的解释道:“这是皇宫内库的钥匙,一直以来是贤妃保管的,可如今,皇上让奴才拿来给您,皇上交代说,您需要什么,无须经过他的同意,只管去拿便是。”

Ling Xiao first looked up at Xiao Lizi who promptly explained without further words, This is the key to the imperial palace’s warehouse. It was always safekept by Concubine Xian before, but the Emperor had this servant bring it to you this time. When the Emperor handed it over, he said that anything you want, you can directly take it without his agreement.”

说完,小李子郑重的将库房钥匙交给了凌萧。

His part spoken, Xiao Lizi handed the warehouse key to Ling Xiao.

凌萧讶然的挑眉,皇帝这可真是皇恩浩荡了。

Ling Xiao raised an eyebrow in surprise, the Emperor’s imperial kindness was really broad and powerful.

这内库的钥匙就这么给自己了?

He really just gave the key to him like that?

里面的东西随便自己拿?

He could take whatever he wanted out of there?

凌萧眼珠转了转,拎着那枚钥匙笑了。

Ling Xiao’s eyes turned in its sockets, then he raised the key and smiled.

皇帝既然这么大方,那他干嘛不接受。

Since the Emperor is so generous, why should he not accept?

等他把皇帝的内库给搬光了!看皇帝还拿什么来大方!

Just wait for him to clean out the warehouse! Then let’s see what the Emperor can use to be generous!

本着仇富的心态,不满的想着,凌萧用完早膳,就往皇帝的内库走去。

Ling Xiao resentfully thought about that with a ‘hating the rich’ attitude. After he ate his meal, he immediately left for the Emperor’s warehouse.

去了才知道,自己所谓的搬光是有多天真。

He only knew just how naive he was about trying to clean out the warehouse when he got there.

这内库的财宝,满满得堆了五个房间,奇珍异宝应有尽有,要搬光,光凭凌萧一人,是完全不可能做到的。

The valuable items in this warehouse filled five rooms completely, anything you can think of were in there. If he wanted to clean this place out, with just himself, it was completely impossible.

凌萧四处看了看,在最里边的一件屋子桌面上,看见了一块通体透亮的暖玉,暖玉色泽细腻,光泽油亮,即使是凌萧这个外行人看来,也能看出这玉必定价值不菲。

Ling Xiao looked all over and then noticed a block of bright warm jade on a table in one of the rooms. The color of the warm jade was exquisite, and the luster glossy. Even Ling Xiao, this amateur could see that the value was high.

但令凌萧奇怪的是,玉被一个架子单独的供在最里边的桌面上,看得出,这玉在这堆宝物中很特别。

But what made Ling Xiao feel strange about was how this jade was sitting alone on the innermost table, he could see that this jade was very special amongst the piles of treasures.

但是,若说它很珍贵,这玉却只是被供在桌子上,即没有给它上锁,也没有将它藏起来。

However, he can’t really say it’s very precious since this jade was just place on the table, it wasn’t locked up nor was it hidden.

这让凌萧觉得很是怪异,不由的多看了几眼,就往玉走去。

It really gave him a strange feeling and he couldn’t help but take a few more looks at it, so he walked over.

小李子接受了皇帝的命令,很尽职的跟在凌萧的身后,见凌萧去碰那玉,眼神微亮。

Xiao Lizi had received the Emperor’s order and very diligently followed behind Ling Xiao. Watching Ling Xiao touch that jade, his eyes brighten.

他走上前凑近凌萧,弯着腰问道:“皇君,可喜欢这玉?”

He walked up to Ling Xiao and bent his waist while asking, “King Consort, you like this jade?”

“嗯。”凌萧沉浸在自己的思绪当中,敷衍一般应了一声。

“Hm.” Ling Xiao made a sound of agreement while immersed in his thoughts.

小李子眼瞧着,小声而讨好的道:“那……皇君拿着?”

Xiao Lizi watched the scene and said in a fawning soft voice, “Then… why don’t you try picking it up?”

“……”凌萧没有做声,将玉揣在了手里,入手带着微凉,而后升起淡淡的暖,握着很舒服。

“……” Ling Xiao did not speak and just picked up the jade. As he held it, a faint warmth came from it, it was quite comfortable.

近看这玉上面刻着一只栩栩如生的虎,因为玉是白色的,这虎也似是真的白虎一般,威风凛凛。

From a closer view, he could see that a vivid and lifelike tiger was carved on it, because the jade was white, this tiger really looked like a White Tiger, majestic.

凌萧越看越心喜,把玩着玉,就不想松了手。

The more he looked at it, the more like liked it. He didn’t want to let go of it as he played with it.

小李子见状,再次提道:“皇君喜欢不如拿着。”

Xiao Lizi once again said as he watched, “If King Consort likes it, then why not hold onto it?”

凌萧回头瞪了小李子一眼,这小李子这般多话,就像似这物是他的一般,令人心生不爽。

Ling Xiao turned back to glare at him. With Xiao Lizi talking so much about it, it’s like this thing was his and it made him uncomfortable.

凌萧撇嘴,他知道,自己说到底,其实就是对小李子当初选择站在皇帝那边,心有芥蒂,此时才会不管小李子做什么说什么,心理都会不舒服。

Ling Xiao curled his lips, he knew that in the end, he was already bearing a grudge against Xiao Lizi ever since he stood on the Emperor’s side. So no matter what Xiao Lizi said, he would always feel uncomfortable.

不过,凌萧着实对这玉心喜,也就真带在了身上。

However, Ling Xiao really did like this jade, so he carried it on himself.

出库以后,小李子并没有跟着凌萧,而是找了个理由后,给凌萧行了一礼后,去了贤妃的宫殿。

After he left the warehouse, Xiao Lizi did not follow Ling Xiao and instead, found a reason for Ling Xiao to leave first before going to Concubine Xian’s palace.

这内库的钥匙一直以来,皇帝命贤妃保管,这内库里面的东西进进出出,也由贤妃把关。

The warehouse key had always been in the hands of Concubine Xian. The things that enter and leave the warehouse were always checked by Concubine Xian.

账目都在贤妃的手里,皇帝这次虽说将内库钥匙给了凌萧,但备用的还在贤妃的手里,内库里面的东西随便凌萧拿取,但却命小李子将凌萧拿了什么一一跟贤妃说来,好让贤妃把账给算清楚。

The account of items were all in her hands. Though the Emperor gave the key of the warehouse to Ling Xiao, the reserve key was still in her hands. Ling Xiao was free to take whatever he wanted from the warehouse, but Xiao Lizi would go to Concubine Xian to tell her what he took and allow her to keep the account of items organized.

皇帝说是什么都任由凌萧拿取,自己并不过问,但凌萧拿了什么,他想知道的时候,只要一查账目就能一清二楚。

The Emperor said that he would not get involved with whatever he took, but as for what he took, if he wanted to know, he only needed to go look at the account of items to know.

这事,皇帝命小李子来做,并没有明确让小李子隐瞒凌萧,但小李子自认凌萧心理会不舒服,也就将事隐瞒了下来。

When the Emperor had Xiao Lizi carry out his orders, he didn’t say to hide that from Ling Xiao. But Xiao Lizi thought that Ling Xiao would feel uncomfortable so he hid the matter.

凌萧却是个机灵的主,有了上辈子的经历,他也知道,这内库的账一直是贤妃来记得。

But nevertheless, Ling Xiao was a clever individual, with the experience from his past lifetime, he already knew that the account of the warehouse was taken care of by Concubine Xian.

这皇帝将钥匙给了自己,却没有把账一并交给自己,仔细一想,就能知道,这钥匙必定是有备用的。

Though the Emperor gave him the key, he did not give the account to him. If he thought about it carefully, then he would immediately know that there was bound to be a spare key.

而自己拿了什么,估计也得跟保管着内库账目的贤妃报备。

And what he took more than likely needed to be told to Concubine Xian who was taking account of the items within the warehouse.

与其等着皇帝让自己去跟贤妃报备,还不如自己主动一些。

Rather than waiting for the Emperor to tell him to go tell Concubine Xian what he took, it was better for him to go tell her now.

凌萧这般想着,也往贤妃的宫殿而去。

With that thought, Ling Xiao started to walk toward Concubine Xian’s palace.

凌萧聪明的猜对了皇帝的心思,却并不知道皇帝已经安排了小李子省下了他的麻烦,也并不知道小李子竟然会自作聪明觉得自己心理会不舒服而隐瞒了这一事情。

Ling Xiao correctly guessed what the Emperor had in mind, but he did not know that the Emperor had already arranged for Xiao Lizi to save him from the trouble. He also did not know that Xiao Lizi thought he was doing smart by hiding the matter from Ling Xiao because he thought it would make the other feel uncomfortable.

所以,当小李子到了贤妃的宫殿的时候,凌萧也到了。

As such, when Xiao Lizi arrived at Concubine Xian’s palace, Ling Xiao also arrived.

凌萧与小李子都被带到了前殿,等贤妃出来相迎。

Ling Xiao and Xiao Lizi were both led to the palace hall, waiting for Concubine Xian to come out and meet them.

在贤妃宫殿,凌萧看见恭敬站在一边,面色微显仓促的小李子,诧异的挑眉,随即明了,这小李子刚刚告退的理由是在骗他呢。

At Concubine Xian’s palace, Ling Xiao saw the respectfully standing Xiao Lizi, whose face suddenly went white beside him. He raised an eyebrow in surprise and immediately understood. The reason this Xiao Lizi used just then to be excused was a lie.

好个小李子,虽说不是一手培养的,但好歹带在身边一段日子,对着皇帝谄媚也就算了,如今自己和贤妃之间,竟然选择了贤妃?

What a nice move Xiao Lizi, although he didn’t groom him himself, he had still been by his side for a good while. Leaving aside how he sided with the Emperor, between him and Concubine Xian, he had actually took her side?

凌萧冷冷一笑,小李子畏缩了一下,连忙低头跪伏在地,率先请罪:“皇……皇君饶命,小李子不是有意欺瞒……是……是皇上让奴才将皇君您在内库拿了什么,来跟贤妃说一声的。”

Ling Xiao coldly smiled and Xiao Lizi cowered, hurriedly lowering his head and kneeling on the ground, apologizing first, “King… King Consort, please have mercy. Xiao Lizi didn’t mean to lie to you…it’s…it’s the Emperor who wanted this servant to tell Concubine Xian what you have taken from the warehouse.”

“……”凌萧闻言皱眉:“皇上让你来的?此话当真?”

“……” Ling Xiao frowned, “The Emperor had you come here? Are you telling the truth?”

小李子苦着一张脸求饶道:“奴才哪敢跟您说假啊。”

Xiao Lizi had a bitter face as he continued to beg for forgiveness, “How could this servant dare to lie to you?”

“哼。”凌萧一声冷哼:“你有什么不敢的?”

“Hmph.” Ling Xiao coldly snorted, “What do you not dare?”

小李子闻言一惊,连忙伏低头表现出恭敬道:“皇君,奴才冤枉啊。”

Xiao Lizi was frightened and quickly lowered his head to show his respect, “King Consort, this servant is being accused wrongly.”

“冤枉?”凌萧反问:“那来跟贤妃报备隐瞒着我,也是皇上命令的?”

“Accused wrongly?” Ling Xiao questioned, “Then hiding the fact you had to come report to Concubine Xian was also ordered by the Emperor?”

皇帝那么聪明的人,怎么可能会隐瞒自己会知道的事情?

How could such a smart man like the Emperor, hide something he would know?

凌萧在心里嗤笑,看着跪在地上瑟瑟发抖的不敢发言的小李子越加冷下了面。

Ling Xiao sneered in his mind and looked down at the kneeling Xiao Lizi who was shivering and did not dare to talk, and his face went colder.

“这是怎么了?”突而,一道柔柔的女声cha进,凌萧撇头看了过去。

“What is going on?” Suddenly, a soft woman’s voice floated in and he turned his head to look over.

是一身黄色正装的贤妃。

It was Concubine Xian, dressed in yellow formal dress.

与上次在皇帝面前看见的她不同,此时她化着微浓的妆容,头戴金冠,身着锦衣华服。

She was different from how he had seen her beside the Emperor before, the current her had on a dense layer of makeup, a golden crest laid on her head and her clothes were embroidered with gold flowers.

正式的服装,让她整个人带带着一层淡淡的光晕。

Her formal dress caused her entire person to be enveloped in a faint light.

凌萧觉得有些闪眼般,微微眯了眯眼,便见贤妃被搀扶的小步走到了自己的面前,柔若无骨的朝凌萧行了一礼。

Ling Xiao felt it was a bit dazzling and squinted his eyes. He watched as Concubine Xian arrived in front of him while being supported by the arm, her soft, almost boneless like body saluted to him.

“臣妾给皇君请安。”

“This lady pays her respect to the King Consort.”

“……”

“……”

凌萧沉默,这牧国的“皇君”相当于“皇妃”,品阶比贤妃大了一级,但贤妃暂管后宫,说起来,也是可以不用朝他行礼的。

Ling Xiao went silent, Mu Country’s “King Consort” was equivalent to “Queen Consort”, the rank was a whole rank higher than Concubine Xian. But with how she manages the harem, she didn’t really have to salute to him.

TL Note: Just Empress is Huang Hou, pretty sure Queen Consort (Huang Fei) is like just a rank lower than that. Not sure which dynasty system this one uses, but it’s usually Empress > Consort > Concubines

此时,她穿得这般隆重,又朝自己行了一礼,倒像是自己是来兴师问罪的。

Right now, with how ceremonious she was dressed and saluting to him, it was like he was here to criticize her.

“先前忙了一阵,未曾前去给皇君请安,让皇君亲自登门,着实是臣妾的错,还望皇君宽恕。”

“This lady was busy for a while and hasn’t found the time to pay respects to you. For King Consort to personally come to this lady’s place, it really is this lady’s mistake, please forgive this lady.”

“……”凌萧嘴角抽了抽,心情复杂。

“……” Ling Xiao’s lips twitched, his mood a bit complicated.

前辈子看多了莫绮与众位妃子的盘旋,自己在身后给莫绮出谋划策,而如今,自己现在这身份,就像是演了莫绮的角色……

In his past lifetime, he had often watched Mo Qi and this concubine hovering around each other while he put forward plans ideas for her behind her. And nowadays, with his current identity, it was like he was playing Mo Qi’s role…

难道自己也要和这些妃子这般周旋么?

Could it be that he must contend with these concubines too?

凌萧想想都觉得可怕,不由甩了甩头,便开口表明意思道:“起来吧,我不是来怪你的。”

Just thinking about it was scary and he shook his head. He had to make clear his goodwill, “Stand up, I am not here to blame you.”

说着,凌萧似是不想和贤妃多言,直接从怀中掏出了从内库里拿出的那玉,给贤妃看了一眼,颇为霸气的道:“这玉,我要了。”

While he spoke, Ling Xiao did not want to drag on the talk any longer and directly fished out the jade he had gotten from the warehouse out of his bosom. He looked at her and said rather domineeringly, “I want this jade.”

言下之意就是,贤妃该记账了。

The implication of his words was that she should go bookkeeping.

然而,贤妃看了一眼,先是诧异了一会,而后柳眉微蹙,几次张口欲语,似是有什么难言之隐。

However, when she saw the jade, the first thing she expressed was shock before becoming distressed. She wanted to speak several times but nothing ever went out of her mouth, like it was too hard to mention.

凌萧皱眉:“怎么?”

Ling Xiao frowned, “What’s wrong?”

“贤妃有什么想说的,不如直说。”凌萧道。

“If Concubine Xian wants to say something, just say it.” Ling Xiao said.

贤妃闻言,微微抿唇,琢磨了一会,开口道:“这……皇君怎看重了这物事?”

Concubine Xian pursed her lips, wavered for a bit before asking, “This… how did King Consort choose this item?”

“太贵重了?不能拿?”凌萧挑眉猜测。

“Is it too precious? So I can’t take it?” Ling Xiao raised an eyebrow and guessed.

“不。”贤妃摇头,微微一笑道:“恰恰相反。”

“No.” Concubine Xian shook her head, slightly smiling, “It’s the very opposite.”

凌萧一愣,贤妃娓娓说道:“这玉虽然价值连城,在宫里却是个‘禁忌’,虽说是皇上早年佩戴的,但是后面命臣妾锁进去了,就曾命令,锁进去以后不准任何人碰触这玉,违者……斩。”

While Ling Xiao stared blankly, Concubine continued, “Although this jade is invaluable, it is a ‘taboo’ in this palace. It’s said to have been from the Emperor’s early years, but later on, he ordered this lady to lock it up. Once that order had been made and the jade locked up, no one was allowed to touch it. Violators… were beheaded.”

凌萧心头一惊,看向贤妃,发觉贤妃正在暗暗打量他的表情,他微微一愣,连忙压下惊慌,装出一副云淡风轻的模样看向她。

Ling Xiao’s heart jumped and he looked at her, finally becoming aware that she was secretly taking note of his expression. He slightly calmed and quickly pressed down his panic, assuming a very indifferent appearance to look back at her.

贤妃一顿,继续说道:“也由此,无人敢打这玉的主意,因为碰触了就会被斩首,宫里头的人都说这玉是‘禁忌’。”

Concubine Xian paused and continued on her explanation, “As such, from then on no one tried to get any ideas about that jade. Because anyone who touched it would be beheaded. Everyone in the palace say the jade is ‘taboo’.”

贤妃说着,带了丝感慨:“这许多年过去了,这玉也该是被皇上忘记了,此次,皇上或许是忘记提醒皇君了。”

Concubine Xian sighed sorrowfully as after that, “So many years has passed by, the Emperor probably forgot about this jade. So he likely forgot to warn King Consort this time.”

“……”凌萧闻言低头,望向手中的玉。

“……” Ling Xiao looked down at the jade in his hand.

它静静的躺在手中,散发着暖,温润而细腻,入手的触感能感受的到,这玉之前时常被把玩触摸,此时才会如此的平滑。

It sat quietly in his hand, a warmth flowing from it, gentle and exquisite. When he held it, he could feel that this jade was often touched by someone before, and as such, was now very smooth.

凌萧着实喜欢这玉,不由咬咬牙,握紧了手中的玉,抬头看向贤妃道:“这玉,我收了,回头我亲自和皇上说,你记着就是。”

Ling Xiao truly liked this jade. He clenched his teeth and held it tightly, then raised his head to look at Concubine Xian, “I will take this jade. I will go back and personally speak to the Emperor about this, you just need to record it.”

贤妃一愣,轻悠悠的行了一礼,应答了一声:“是。”便将头低下,让凌萧看不清她的表情。

Concubine Xian stared blankly for a long time before saluted and replying, “Yes.” She lowered her head so that Ling Xiao couldn’t see her expression.

凌萧也懒得琢磨她的心思,转身便要离去。

Ling Xiao was also too lazy to think about her thoughts and turned around, planning to leave.

转身一瞬,却看见,门外走近一位熟人。

But the moment he turned around, he saw a familiar person.

那人一身艳红纱裙,头梳随云鬓,一支金钗点缀,带着万种风情,徐徐而进。

That person was dressed in a red cotton skirt, her hair neatly combed with a golden hairpin, appearing very charming as she slowly walked forward.

这人,正是曾算计自己的红叶。

This person was Hong Ye, who once had plotted against him.

凌萧微愣,红叶也似是没有料到凌萧会在此一般,脚步微顿,随即,她伏身,嫣嫣然的朝凌萧行了一礼。

Ling Xiao paused and Hong Ye did the same, as she had not expected to see Ling Xiao. Her footsteps stopped and her back immediately bented, giving a beautiful salute to Ling XiO.

“皇君康安。”

“I hope King Consort is well.”

“……”凌萧没有回话,眼神复杂的看着红叶。

“……” Ling Xiao did not reply as he looked at Hong Ye, his eyes showing a complicated.

皇帝向来严厉律己,自己在他面前多被宽恕, 是皇帝自己亲口所说,底线在自己这里已经没有了意义。

The Emperor has always been strict. Though the Emperor had personally said that he had been forgiven many times because there really wasn’t a bottom line when it concerned him.

那么,这红叶为何能逃过责罚?

In that case, how did Hong Ye escape from punishment?

这让凌萧很是在意。

This really bothered him.

红叶逃过了责罚不说,还跟在了贤妃的身边,也相当于皇帝将红叶带进宫。

Aside from how she was able to escape punish, she also stayed by Concubine Xian’s side. Which was the same as the Emperor allowing Hong Ye to stay in the palace.

皇帝怎么想的?

Just what was the Emperor thinking?

凌萧抿唇。

Ling Xiao pursed his lips.

“起来吧。”凌萧冷言说道。

“Stand up.” Ling Xiao coldly said.

红叶咬唇起身,侧身站在一旁,给凌萧让出了一条道。

Hong Ye bit her lips and stood up, then stood to the side to give Ling Xiao a route out.

凌萧其实除了在意皇帝那边怎么想的,也很好奇红叶怎么回事?

While Ling Xiao was very curious on what the Emperor was thinking, he was also very curious on just what was going on with Hong Ye.

之前对自己也不算特别的差,甚至可以说关心自己,自己更是将舞都教导给了她,可她说算计就算计,这人的脑子里是怎么想的。

She was not really terrible to him before, he could even say she was worried about him before. Plus, he had taught her his dancing skills. Yet she just went and plotted against him, he really was interested in just how her mind worked.

凌萧盯着红叶,探究一般仔细打量着她的神情。

Ling Xiao stared at her, like he was trying to carefully make out her expression.

红叶将头低得极低,似乎在躲避凌萧的目光。

Hong Ye kept her head extremely low, like she was hiding from his probing stare.

凌萧有心问她,见她如此,也没了问的欲望,他深叹了口气,轻飘飘的道:“你好自为之。”

Ling Xiao thought about asking her, but seeing her act this way, he lost the desire to ask. He gave a deep sigh then said wistfully, “You do your best.”

说完,他错身离开。

He turned and left after those words.

“红叶,怎么样,早膳给皇上送过去了吗?”

“Hong Ye, how was it? Did you send it to His Majesty this morning?”

走得不远,不知贤妃有意还是无意,让凌萧听到了这句话。

He didn’t know if it was intentional or not, but he hadn’t left far when Concubine Xian said that, as such, he heard it.

凌萧微微一顿,握了握拳,抬脚离去。

Ling Xiao paused for a slight moment, clenched his fist then continued to walk away.

“皇……皇君……”身后传来弱弱的叫唤,明显小李子跟了上来。

“King…King Consort…” A weak voice called from behind him, it was clear Xiao Lizi had caught up.

凌萧不想理他,疾步的走在前头,小李子小跑的紧追。

Ling Xiao didn’t want to pay attention to him and walked quickly, with Xiao Lizi jogging to follow closely.

一路回到自己的宫殿,凌萧将自己保持的冷静褪去,露出了宛如小猫炸毛一般的表情,猛力推开自己的房门,气呼呼的走了进去,动作粗鲁至极。

The moment he got back to his palace, Ling Xiao took off the calm appearance he kept up and exposed his irritated expression, pushing open the door roughly then walked in, puffing with anger, his actions were very crude.

最后一句话,贤妃那加大的声量,摆明是让自己听到的。

Those last words that were said louder than normal, were clearly for him to hear.

这小李子有句话说的果然没错。

There was something Xiao Lizi said before that was really too true.

这贤妃虽然表面上不会与自己为难,却暗地里和自己较着劲呢!

Although this Concubine Xian acted like she didn’t make things awkward for people, in secret, she disputed against him!

凌萧气恼的关上房门,抹了一把脸,转身却碰到了一双透亮的黑眸,凌萧惊了一跳,复而一看,才知道,是坐在桌旁的皇帝。

Ling Xiao angrily closed the door, rubbed his face and turned around, only to be scared by a pair of black eyes. Taking a closer look, he noticed that it was the Emperor, sitting at the table.

凌萧忙伏身要行礼,皇帝起身打断他道:“免了吧。”

Ling Xiao hurriedly bent his body to salute, but the Emperor got up and interrupted him, “Don’t bother.”

“皇上……您回来多久了?”凌萧回想起刚才自己不顾形象的动作,颇为忐忑的问。

“Your Majesty… How long have you been back?” He asked rather nervously when he thought back to his previous display.

皇帝闻言,意味深长的看了凌萧一眼,答道:“来多久不是最重要的,重要的是,你不想给朕看见的朕全看见了。”

The Emperor profoundly looked at him and replied, “How long We’ve been here wasn’t important, the important part was that the things you didn’t want Us to see has been completely seen.”

“……”凌萧汗颜,眉头不可抑制的跳了跳。

“……” Ling Xiao blushed with shame, his brows unconsciously twitching a bit.

皇帝走到了他的面前,像是发现了什么新奇的事物一般,抬手摸了摸凌萧的眉头。

The Emperor walked in front of him and rubbed his brows like he had found a novelty.

凌萧一僵,却没有拒绝皇帝的碰触,微凉的手抚摸着眉头,带点轻痒,让凌萧心下微动,身子便泛起了一阵的灼热。

Ling Xiao went stiff, but didn’t refuse his touch. With the gentle strokes of his hand, it was a bit itchy and stirred the bottom of heart, causing his body to heat up.

皇帝眼瞧着,却突而收回了手,转身搂住了凌萧的腰,带着他走到了桌边,轻声问道:“什么人惹了朕的皇君?”

The Emperor observed and suddenly took back his hand. In a moment, his hands were around Ling Xiao’s waist and he led him to the table, quietly asking, “Who made Our King Consort unhappy?”

凌萧一愣,自是知道皇帝在询问刚刚自己那气呼呼的模样。

Ling Xiao paused, he knows that the Emperor was asking about his angry look just a moment ago.

他本想将贤妃的事说来,却看见桌面上摆着几碟精致的点心,点心有些微乱,看着已经被动过了,而皇帝刚刚坐着的桌边,那里还放了半碗粥,明显是皇帝刚刚喝剩的。

He originally wanted to say what happened with Concubine Xian, yet saw the dishes of fine desserts. The desserts were a bit messy, it looks like it had already been moved. And by the Emperor’s side on the table was a bowl of half eaten congee, it was clear he had just drank from it.

凌萧一下子联系到了贤妃刚才的那句话,浑身的热度尽数散去,剩下冰凉,让他有些发颤。

Ling Xiao immediately made a connection with what he heard from Concubine Xian just before he left, and his entire body temperature left him,

他望着那点心,艰难的咽了咽口水问道:“皇上,这是您的早膳?谁人送来的?”

He looked at the desserts and swallowed with difficulty, then asked, “Your Majesty, was this your breakfast? Who sent it to you?”

“贤妃差人送来的。怎么了?”皇帝不知有意无意,没有提及红叶。

“Concubine Xian had someone send it over. What’s wrong?” He didn’t know if it was intentional or not, but the Emperor did not mention Hong Ye.

凌萧的心凉了凉,颇为勉强的笑了笑道:“无事。”

Ling Xiao’s heart went cold and he forced a smile, “There’s nothing.”

他说着,微微挣脱开了皇帝的拥抱,皇帝眯眼不悦,望向凌萧。

He said that and slightly threw off the Emperor’s hold, who narrowed his eyes unhappily as he looked at him.

却见凌萧紧紧的盯着桌面上的点心,宛如一只被侵占了领地的老虎,朝着那些点心呲牙咧嘴,恨不得将之啃咬撕裂一般。

But he could only see Ling Xiao staring at those desserts on the table, like a tiger whose territory was invaded and occupied, and was baring his fangs at them, hating that he couldn’t rip them apart.

皇帝挑眉,心下了然,不由觉得好笑,他弯起了唇角,却似是有意逗弄凌萧一般,撑着下颚又夹起点心吃了几口。

The Emperor raised an eyebrow and understood, he felt it was a bit funny and his mouth rose in a curve. Yet he teasingly propped up his face and ate a few more bites of the desserts.

这一下,凌萧的目光就不仅仅是看着点心了,而由点心转移到了皇帝的身上,那目光怨念得皇帝想忽视都忽视不了。

With that action, Ling Xiao was no longer just staring at the desserts and had shifted his gaze to the Emperor. The complaints in those eyes weren’t something the Emperor could ignore even if he wanted to.

何况皇帝并没有忽视的意思,他转头,看向凌萧,那戏谑的目光宛如在看自家养着的小猫挥动着小爪子一般,充满了宠爱。

Besides, he wasn’t planning to ignore it. He turned his head to look at Ling Xiao, his teasing eyes that were full of love watched the scene that reminded him of a small kitten waving its small claws.

凌萧微微一愣,皇帝的目光太过明目张胆,看得他心砰然跳动,连带着升起的怒意,也被望下去了些许。

Ling Xiao was a bit surprised. The Emperor’s gaze was too straightforward, causing his heart to jump a bit and for some of his anger to diminish.

对视着这目光,却也不难看出,皇帝温柔之余,眸色透亮,目光通透,这目光望久了,就像是将他的心剖开,将他心中所想之事都看得一清二楚了一般,让凌萧有种心事被窥见而升起了的淡淡羞耻。

Being faced by that gaze, it was not hard to see his gentleness toward him. Those bright eyes were penetrating, after being stared too long, it felt like his heart was cut open and laid bare for him to see. It gave Ling Xiao a feeling of being peeked on, and gave him a faint sense of shame.

凌萧感受着,面上渐渐升起了红晕,染开了他眉目间的怨气与怒意,皇帝见状,这才悠悠的道:“朕给你一个机会,你想让朕做什么,说给朕听,朕会听你的。”

Ling Xiao felt that a blush was gradually making its way up on his face, washing away his resentful and angry appearance. When the Emperor saw that, he finally spoke, “We will give you one chance, what do you want Us to do? Tell Us, and we will listen to you.”

皇帝的眼神有意无意的扫过了桌面上的点心,这样的暗示,也让了解皇帝的凌萧明了,凌萧的一下子转怒为喜,咧嘴一笑,大胆的要求道:“皇上,凌萧要你将这桌面的点心送还给贤妃!”

Intentional or otherwise, the Emperor’s gaze swept over the desserts on the table. This kind of hinting for someone like Ling Xiao who understood the Emperor, turned his anger to delight in a moment. He grinned and brazenly requested, “Your Majesty, Ling Xiao wants you to return all of these desserts back to Concubine Xian!”

“……”皇帝挑眉,没有做声。

“……” The Emperor raised an eyebrow and did not speak.

凌萧一顿,有些错愕,难道他理解错了皇帝的意思,皇帝的暗示不是的示意这桌点心任由自己开口处置?

Ling Xiao stopped, a bit worried. Could it be he understood the Emperor’s meaning wrong? The Emperor wasn’t hinting for him to deal with the desserts on the table?

眼见着凌萧的笑容又淡了下来,皇帝伸手揉了揉凌萧柔软的发丝,颇为无奈的道:“便听你得罢。”

Watching Ling Xiao’s eyes dimming again, he reached out to rub Ling Xiao’s soft hair and said rather helplessly, “I’ll listen to you.”

凌萧满意至极,用宫里的小厨房亲手给皇帝做了一餐早膳。

Ling Xiao was very satisfied with that and used the small kitchen in the palace to personally cook.

早膳之时,凌萧将怀里的那块玉拿了出来,摆在了皇帝的面前。

After the morning meal, Ling Xiao took out that jade from his bosom and placed it in front of the Emperor.

皇帝看了一眼,仅一眼,便冷下了脸皱起了眉头,浑身散发出拒人于千里之外的气势。

The Emperor took a glance at it, that one look caused his whole face to cool and his brows to wrinkle.

凌萧一惊,连忙跪伏在地,他这才相信那贤妃所言并不虚假,皇帝对这块玉确实不喜的紧。

Frightened, Ling Xiao immediately knelt. He was now convinced that what Concubine Xian told him weren’t lies, the Emperor really didn’t like this jade too much.

虽然这段时间与皇帝朝夕相处,让凌萧对皇帝的畏惧降低了很多,但皇帝这一身威压还是压得凌萧浑身发抖,他突然有些后悔将这玉带了出来,言行也变得小心翼翼了起来。

Although he had been in contact with the Emperor day and night, reducing his fear of the other by a lot, it did not stop him from trembling all over when the Emperor released his pressuring might. He now regretted a bit for taking this jade out, his words and actions also became much more cautious.

“你想要这玉?”皇帝突而说道,目光看向跪着的凌萧,幽深而疏离,就像是看待一个陌生人一般,凌萧心下一惊,心中有些不是滋味,却也不敢对皇帝欺瞒,只能懵然的点了点头。

“You want this jade?” The Emperor suddenly asked, his gaze lingering on the kneeling Ling Xiao. His serene gaze became estranged, like he was looking at a stranger. With his mind sounding an alarm, Ling Xiao felt a bit upset in his heart. But he did not dare to hide the truth from him and could only nod his head dumbly.

皇帝见状,再次望向凌萧手中之玉,目光深沉而复杂,饶是自认为了解皇帝的凌萧,此时也瞧不出皇帝眼中暗藏着什么样的情绪。

The Emperor moved his sight back to the jade after he saw his confirmation, his gaze deep and complicated. Even for Ling Xiao who understood the Emperor to some extent, he was unable to make out his mood.

但皇帝不言不语,一身骇人的气势告诉凌萧,这时候最好不要打扰皇帝,否则事情只会更加糟糕。

But the silence and terrifying aura of the Emperor told Ling Xiao that it was best he did not disturb the other at this time, otherwise, things would become worse.

这玉就宛如贤妃所说,在皇帝面前就像是个‘忌讳’,只要一出现就能启动皇帝身上的某个机关,让皇帝变得比任何时候都要疏远而难以捉摸。

This jade was as Concubine Xian said, it was like a ‘taboo’ in front of him. As long as it appeared, it was like some kind of button was hit on the Emperor’s body, causing him to become estranged and elusive.

“朕将它关进内库之时,曾扬言,谁要是敢触碰就当斩首。”

“We had place this into the warehouse and once said that whoever dares to touch it would be beheaded.”

凌萧闻言一颤,咬牙垂眸,恭敬而诚服的跪在地上,让皇帝看见他的忠诚,等待着皇帝对他的裁决。

Ling Xiao trembled when he heard that, he clenched his teeth and kept his eyes down, kneeling with complete respect so that the Emperor could see his loyalty and wait for his ruling.

若是斩首,那么,他还有免死金牌可用……

If he were to be beheaded, then he still has the death exemption golden plate… If he was to be beheaded, then he still has the death exemption golden plate…

凌萧已经做好了最坏的打算。

Ling Xiao had already calculated the worst possible outcome.Ling Xiao had already calculated the worst possible outcome.

“朕先前没有与你说来,也是朕的疏忽。”皇帝突而转了口,凌萧一愣,就听得皇帝再次说道:“但朕也允诺了你,内库的任何东西你都可以拿取。”

“We had not told you before, and it was Our negligence.” the Emperor suddenly switched back, throwing Ling Xiao off as he heard him continue, “But We have promised you that you can take anything you want out of the warehouse.”

这般说着,皇帝深叹了口气,带着万分无奈的口气:“罢了,起来,且拿着罢。”

The Emperor sighed heavily after that, then said with a rather helpless tone, “Forget it, stand up and hold onto it.”

说完,他似是不满一般,又轻轻说了一句,似是抱怨:“内库珍宝无数,你看中什么不好,非看中了它。”

After he spoke, he seem to be discontented as he once again said another line, like he was complaining, “There are countless treasures in the warehouse, yet out of all the things, you just had to pick that one.”

凌萧微微一愣,不仅是皇帝会在他面前抱怨很是令他惊奇,光是这话是个什么意思?

Ling Xiao stared blankly. Not only was he really amazed at the Emperor complaining in front of his, just what did his words mean?

凌萧起身很想询问皇帝,皇帝却已经朝外唤了小李子进来。

Ling Xiao got up and really wanted to question the Emperor, but the other had already called for Xiao Lizi to come in.

凌萧对小李子没有好脸色,轻撇开了脸,小李子面色苍白的朝着皇帝行礼。

Ling Xiao was not in the mood for Xiao Lizi and just glanced at him. Xiao Lizi saluted to the Emperor with a pale face.

皇帝没有细究两人的表情,只是颇为疲倦的道:“你将刚才收起来的点心送还给贤妃,让贤妃将皇君拿取的玉登记在册。”

The Emperor did not look like he was going to probe into the two people, he merely said rather tiredly, “You will return the desserts to Concubine Xian, and have her register what the King Consort took in the book.”

“是。”小李子微微一愣,抬眼看了看凌萧,似乎对凌萧未将他隐瞒的事情报告给皇帝有些不可置信,但此时皇帝下达了命令,小李子也不敢耽搁,连忙行礼带着点心往贤妃宫殿而去。

“Yes.” Xiao Lizi was a bit surprised and raised his eyes to look at Ling Xiao. He was a bit incredulous about the matter he had reported to the Emperor because Ling Xiao didn’t hide it from him. But since the Emperor had made the order, then he did not tarry and quickly saluted, carrying the desserts to Concubine Xian’s place.

而皇帝在下达完命令之后,没有再看凌萧一眼,直直的离开了凌萧的宫里。

And after the Emperor made the orders, he did not give Ling Xiao another glance and directly left his palace.

凌萧瘫坐在椅子上,望着手头的玉愣愣的失神。

Ling Xiao sat motionlessly on the chair, absentmindedly staring at the jade in his hand.

皇帝自那之后,几天没有来凌萧的宫里,却也没有听闻他去其他的宫殿。

Ever since then, he never came to Ling Xiao’s palace, but he also did not hear news about him going to other palaces.

每晚都是在凌萧的隔壁,自己的宫里头过的。

Each night was spent in the neighbor palace to Ling Xiao’s, in his own room.

但光是那天皇帝下达的两个命令,且不说那将贤妃的点心退还了回去,就是那玉皇帝赐给了凌萧,已经让凌萧在宫里头彻底出了名。

But just based on those two orders the Emperor passed down, leaving aside how Concubine Fei’s desserts were returned, the fact that he gave Ling Xiao the Jade Emperor was enough to make his name famous in the palace.

让后宫炸开了锅。

Causing the whole harem to go abuzz.

那玉,皇帝当初下得命令犹如在耳,为了那玉,多少太监宫女因为不小心触碰了而丢了性命。

That jade, the order the Emperor placed down before still rang in their ears. For that jade, just how many eunuchs and maids had died because they’d accidently touched it?

就是如今的后宫三妃,丽妃、冉妃、贤妃又有谁敢碰?

And the current three members of the harem, Concubine Li, Concubine Ran, and Concubine Xian, just who would dare to touch it?

可刚册封的凌萧,不仅碰了,还成功得让皇帝就玉赐给了他,这特大的殊荣,足以让所有的人都明白,皇帝特宠的是谁!

But Ling Xiao who had just been titled his consort, not only did he touch it, the Emperor even gave it to him. That kind of special privilege made it clear to all just who the Emperor loved the most!

哪怕这几日皇帝不在任何宫殿过夜,也不曾招任何人侍寝,但光一点已经足以证明凌萧在牧国皇帝心里的位置了。

Even if the Emperor had not spent the night at any palaces nor called people to serve him, just that bit served as proof for Ling Xiao’s position in the Emperor’s heart.

凌萧一下,成了宫里头人人讨好的对象。

In a moment, Ling Xiao became the target which people tried to curry favor with.

当然,也成了一部分人憎恨、想要处之而后快的对象……

Naturally, he also became someone that a portion of the people detested, and wanted to get rid of quickly…

这天,凌萧起了个大早,正在感慨皇帝已经多久不曾来见他的时候,宫里迎进了一个特别的客人。

On this day, Ling Xiao woke up early. Just as he was sighing about just how long the Emperor hadn’t come to see him, his palace just met a very special visitor.

冉妃。

Concubine Ran.

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27 thoughts on “[TPCFC] Chapter 67: After Obtaining Love (II)

  1. love nicki says:

    and just so u know.. I’m starting to Camping here too… someone set up fire so when can sit around it and wait together!!!!( ⁼̴̀ .̫ ⁼̴́ )✧

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  2. Lonelyjesse says:

    I have made my decision! I shall bring my courses to camp and revise at the camp fire ^^. So, Huckleberry Finn was written by Mark Twain in… Oh is the new chapter here? No? Oh… Not in the mood to revise, I’m going through withdrawal already

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  3. CrushUrHeart says:

    Ling xiao started at the bottom, now still at the bottom—–

    Of the emperor’s hot bod!! ?

    So… Where is the campsite? I got lost from too much daydreaming hahah

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  4. This..this..this….. kyaaahhhhhh ???? I thought there’s still more…
    This will be the start of my camping here for this chap and beyond ?

    Thanks for the wonderful update.. ?????

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  5. Fundle says:

    *unpacks* tent-(check), chapter?- (not yet), bedroll -(check), chapter? -(no update yet), chair-(check), chapter?- (gotta wait some more), graham crackers and chocolate for smores- (check), marshmallows…..I forgot the marshmallows.

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  6. niki says:

    I’m ready with my popcorn, books , cell phone, several packets of fast food and a camp around a burning fire pit. Happy camping every one ?

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