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Published at 16th of April 2020 07:43:09 AM


Chapter 17

Luo Ran learned that Zi Fu was dead in the early morning of the next day . When De Gonggong told Lu Chen, she was next to him . Lu Chen’s eyes flashed impatiently and asked De Gonggong to withdraw . In a second, he saw Luo Ran standing aside with a pale face .


After appeasing her for a while, Lu Chen went to court .

When Qing Ru came in, Luo Ran suddenly caressed her belly, her eyes smiling secretly .

 

Lu Yu’s marriage was immediately held . If according to the normal process, a prince’s marriage cannot be settled for a year and a half, but Lu Yu only took two months, and everything was made ready by the Ministry of Rites .

Lu Yu didn’t object too much . He didn’t care if there were many women in his backyard . At that time, Lu Chen did not mention it, he also should be less troubled . Now Lu Chen has given marriage, if there is more than one woman, what can he do for him?

***

Before his wedding, the last time Luo Ran saw him was in the plum-tree forest behind the imperial garden, where few people usually went there . Luo Ran was followed by Qing Ru . Lu Yu was not alone, there was Zhou Xi beside him .

Luo Ran picked up her eyebrows and stood not far away looking at the two of them . She didn’t know what Zhou Xi was aggrieved by . She put her hands around Lu Yu’s waist . Luo Ran looked at the cloth on Lu Yu’s shoulder, which was slightly dark in color and should have been wet by her tears .

Lu Yu leaned against the plum tree and played with the plum branches hanging from the top . The plum blossom was in his hand and the roots on his fingers were clear . His leisurely appearance seemed to ignore all of Zhou Xi’s actions and grievances . Even there was a little wanton smile on the corner of his mouth and it was a totally unconcerned .


The day before yesterday, it had just snowed . Now, the snow on the plum branch hasn’t melted . Luo Ran gently flicked the branches and buds in front of her and the snowflakes fell and attracted Lu Yu’s attention . When he heard the noise, he looked sideways until he saw Luo Ran standing under the plum tree, which was the only one covered in snow . The colorful plum blossoms dotted around her only became a background .

At first, Lu Yu didn’t realize the beautiful scenery, but his eyes changed . His play with the plum branches was stopped . He held the plum branches tightly so that he didn’t lose his intent to push Zhou Xi away, but his body became more rigid and looked straight at Luo Ran . The snowflakes on her head were still falling . They looked at each other through the falling snowflakes .

Luo Ran did not make a sound . She smiled gently at him and bowed slightly . She was wearing a long red dress and her skirt was slightly dragging the ground, and she was covered with a cloak made of fox hair that Lu Chen had just given her . A small face was half-hidden and half-visible in the fluff .

Lu Yu watched her holding the maidservant’s hand and turned away until her figure disappeared . There was no change in the smile on Lu Yu’s face . Zhou Xi was pushed away, and only the plum branches thrown away showed the irritability in his heart .

Zhou Xi looked at him with reddish eyes, but Lu Yu lost the mood to play with her just now . He flicked his shoulder, where she was crying and already wet . He smiled sideways, turned around and said, “Benwang will go first . ”

Zhou Xi’s expression was astonished . She didn’t think he would say nothing . Unexpectedly, he left at this time and she couldn’t help but exclaimed: “Lu Yu!”

Lu Yu didn’t look back, only shook the folding fan in his hand . Zhou Xi looked at his back, clenched her lips, released it in frustration . She stamped her feet discontentedly, looked around for a moment, and turned away .

As soon as Lu Yu turned around, his face sank . He thought of the direction Luo Ran had just left and taken a shortcut to stop her .

Qing Ru was here to supports Luo Ran, but the surprise in her eyes can’t be dispelled . After enduring for a long time, she looks at Luo Ran’s calm face, and finally asked, “Madam, Imperial Concubine Zhou, and Xian Wang…”


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Luo Ran squinted to look at her and smiled: “Imperial Concubine Zhou has lost her holy face for a long time, she is lonely . ”

Qing Ru’s eyes widened, then she suppressed the shock in her heart . She looked at Luo Ran’s eyes as if nothing had happened . Finally, she closed her mouth, pressed this matter in her heart, and stopped talking .

But when she saw the person suddenly appeared in front of her, she still looked into his eyes .

Luo Ran also seeing the person coming, she stopped a step and bowed: “His Highness Xian Wang . ”

Just a moment ago, Lu Yu walked in a hurry . He took a break for a little while before slowing down . He originally wanted to come forward, but looking at the gentle smile in her eyes, he suddenly stopped, he stopped to advance . Without the cynical smile of the past, there is a bit more seriousness .

He said gently, “I’m going to get married . ”

Luo Ran’s eyes flashed with a trace of surprise as if she didn’t understand why he wanted to talk to her, but she pursed her lips and answered him with a smile: “Congratulations . ”

Lu Yu’s fingertips in his sleeves secretly slipped past to his abdomen . He looked up at her . She was the only one standing beside the tree, surrounded by white snow in red clothing . She smiled lightly, stand against her maidservant . Lu Yu suddenly gave up all thoughts his good appearance after many years . He also smiled lightly:

“Thank you . ”


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Luo Ran’s eyes quivered . Knowing that he had finished, she nodded to him, held Qing Ru and walked on, and passing him by .

Both of them were dressed in red . The path was narrow and there seemed to be friction on their shoulders . She passed lightly without stopping, but it made him look back and stare at her .

Her figure disappeared . Lu Yu looked down at his hand . He just had some impulse, wanting to hold her, but … . He slowly clasped his hand and gently twisted his fingers . When he looked up again, he still smiled cynically and left in the opposite direction .

***

On the day of Lu Yu’s wedding, Luo Ran didn’t show up . She was only a concubine after all . Lu Chen and the Empress Dowager went in person . He married the first daughter of the prime minister’s family . The woman was also famous in Beijing for a long time . It couldn’t be considered an insult to the Xian Wang . It was also because the Empress Dowager was satisfied with this person that she didn’t give an opinion on Lu Chen’s imperial edict .

While Lu Yu was toasting Lu Chen, a palace man suddenly came in outside . He looked anxious and hurriedly said to Lu Chen: “Your Majesty, there is news from the palace that Imperial Concubine Zhou bumped into Imperial Concubine Luo’s honor guard . ”

Lu Chen clenched his hand on the wine glass . If Luo Ran was all right, the palace man would not have messed up Xian Wang’s wedding without verification . Lu Chen felt a little unsteady in his heart and asked him in a calm voice, “Is there anything wrong with Imperial Concubine Luo?” But he didn’t say a word about Zhou Xi .

His eyes were cold . In November, it was cold and frosty, and there was a charcoal fire behind him, but it still made the palace man feel cold all over his body . The palace man swallowed his saliva and replied in a trembling voice:

“Answer… Answering Your Majesty, nothing should have happened to Imperial Concubine Luo, but… It’s just that Imperial Concubine Luo baby!”

The palace people only heard a clear sound of “bang” . The wine glass tumbled to the ground; it’s splashed on their shoes and socks . Then they looked up, but they could not see the Emperor . They only saw Xian Wang standing there . The palace man dared to look, but only saw his face turned frosty .

Luo Yun’s palace was brightly lit, and Zhou Xi was slumped onto a chair with a pale face . The people in the palace were in such a mess, but no one dared to make a loud noise . When Lu Chen arrived, he saw such a scene .

The servant came out with a basin of blood . She didn’t look at the road . She almost ran into him . She knelt down trembling . “This maid has seen the Emperor!”

This awakened the people in the palace . Zhou Xi looked up stiffly and saw Lu Chen standing in the doorway with a cold face . Without saying a word, he made people feel that he was so powerful that she dared not move . A few drops of cold sweat dripped from her forehead .

Lu Chen stepped across the threshold, did not speak, and walked towards the inner hall . The palace people on one side dared not stop it . As soon as he arrived at the door of the inner hall, Lu Chen suddenly paused and listened to the fine chanting voice of Luo Ran inside .

Lu Chen’s eyes suddenly turned red, and when he went in, he seemed to see her clenching her lips . Her face was very pale . The mist in her eyes eventually turned into tears . Her forehead was sweating because of pain . She was most afraid of pain . At this time, she was holding on to the bed brocade . The jade hand that he asked her to take good care of, was also a bursting with veins .

He stepped in stiffly, and the people inside seemed to hear him coming in . Looking from the corners of his eyes, he saw clearly the tears in her eyes falling down the corner of her eyes .

She’s like a newborn baby . Her voice is small and powerless . She murmurs unclear words, but it hits Lu Chen’s heart — she’s calling him .

“… Your Majesty… It’s hurts… ”



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