Passing Through as the Cannon Fodder Supporting Role's Grandma - Chapter 35.2
- Passing Through as the Cannon Fodder Supporting Role's Grandma
- Chapter 35.2 - The Imperial Concubine (9)
Ning Jieyu wasn’t as relaxed as everyone thought she would be, and the words of the imperial concubine made her feel like she was being roasted on a fire.
On the first night, the Emperor did come, but Ning Guoguo didn’t even see the Emperor, and was rushed to Yufang Palace’s side room to sleep.
Emperor Song Cheng had a fire in his stomach, but he couldn’t let it out, because he had answered Jiang Wenya’s words in public.
In the end, he could only go to Ning Jieyu. But he was stifled with anger, how could he still think about having intercourse? Seeing Ning Guoguo now only made Song Cheng think of the scene where he was led by nose, by Jiang Wenya.
Emperor Song Cheng didn’t have any other thoughts. Even the song sung by Ning Guoguo yesterday was forgotten by him.
Ning Guoguo didn’t know how she came over last night, only remembering that she was tired of crying before she fell asleep.
Ning Guoguo didn’t know why the Emperor did this to her. It was clear that he had done ‘that’ with her and she had given him her most precious ‘thing’, but why was he so quick to get bored.
After thinking about it over and over again, Ning Guoguo, who couldn’t figure it out, thought of the gentleness of the Emperor towards the imperial concubine in the Empress’s Palace during the day.
Her heart felt sour. Sure enough, the male lead only liked the female lead. Was it useless for her to try too hard?
It was just that she didn’t think about how she got the attention of the Emperor, what kind of effort had she made? Was sneaking over a wall and entering Yufang Palace really an effort?
Besides, with her looks, she really didn’t stand out in the harem. Emperor Song Cheng was so entangled with Jiang Wenya, why would he even think about her?
Ning Guoguo was waited on by the palace maid. After dressing up, she quickly went to Jingren Palace to greet the Empress.
But, today, she didn’t see the imperial concubine. She didn’t know whether it was a sigh of relief or lost.
After being treated with jealousy by everyone, the Empress left Ning Guoguo alone, gave her a bottle of ointment, and told the little maid beside her to apply the medicine to her knee after taking a bath at night, and massage the bruise away, It would heal in a few days.
Ning Guoguo was moved and thought that the Empress was really a good person. When she was reading the novel, she didn’t pay much attention to anything else. She only read the plot about the male and female lead, and didn’t have much impressions about the Empress. She only remembered that the Empress was finally abolished, her maternal family was involved in a major corruption scandal, and the whole family was exiled.
Her ending was better than that of the female lead. After giving up on her position, she managed to save the lives of her family.
So, Ning Guoguo subconsciously looked at the Empress with a little pity.
It was just that although Ning Guoguo thought the Empress was the only one who treated her well in the harem, she had no intention of changing her plot.
She just thought that if those plots happen, afterwards, the Empress would be sent to the Cold Place. She would privately take care of her once or twice.
This was Ning Guoguo’s cleverness. After living for over 20 years, she could still see the pros and cons.
Not because of a sense of justice, the Empress’s father embezzled the people’s money, the whole family enjoyed it. Being cited wasn’t too much for him.
What Ning Guoguo considered was that if rashly told her about it, it would be one thing if the Empress believed her.
If she didn’t believe her, the Empress would feel that she was scaremongering, and in the worst case, she would treat her like a monster.
The Empress secretly frowned. Ning Guoguo’s eyes really made her uncomfortable.
When Ning Guoguo left, the Empress asked the people around her, “Was there anything unusual last night?”
Chunxia replied in a respectful voice, “The servant girl just asked Chunlan. She said that, last night, the Emperor did go to Yufang Palace, but didn’t sleep with Ning Jieyu.”
Chunlan was sent by the Empress to Ning Guoguo’s side. Since she had the idea to move, of course she had to get a clear grasp of Ning Guoguo’s situation.
The Empress fiddled with the Buddha beads in her hand and inadvertently chuckled, “I should give her a gift.”
Ning Guoguo, who returned to Yufang Palace, didn’t know that someone had been placed beside her. In fact, not only the Empress, but even Jiang Wenya had moved her hand.
Jiang Wenya instinctively thought that Ning Guoguo was useful, so she casually commanded.
At this time, Ning Guoguo was frowning and thinking. She only had one last chance tonight. If the Emperor was still the same as last night, it would be very difficult to be noticed by the Emperor a second time.
Ning Guoguo was used to biting her finger nails when she was nervous, and immersed herself in her own thoughts. She didn’t see the disgusted eyes of the maids when they looked at her.
She thought about it all night. Ning Guoguo finally took the risk. Today the emperor came, and sure enough, still didn’t see her. Ning Guoguo bribed a number of eunuchs and palace maids, so that they diverted the sight of the eunuchs guarding him, and she herself sneaked into the main hall.
Ning Guoguo deliberately dressed up, wearing only a thin garment.
Emperor Song Cheng didn’t notice the person coming in at all, and just flipped through the memorial in his hands with annoyance.
“Simply ridiculous. There’s no war right now, there is no shortage of food and grass. I think Marquis Xuanping is deliberately doing this!” Emperor Song Cheng smashed the memorial to the ground. HIs face was full of anger.
Jiang Wenya made him unhappy, and even her old man came to stifle him. Emperor Song Cheng was suffocating. There was no one around at the moment, so it was natural to vent.
Ning Guoguo trembled when she heard his anger, but when she thought of his situation, she finally got up the courage and sang softly.
Emperor Song Cheng froze when he heard a song in his ears, and when he was sure that song was indeed there, he followed it over.
He saw the woman stand in front of the window, shrouded in moonlight, dressed in a light gown. When the breeze blew, there was a faint fragrance of flowers, a familiar scent.
“Yu’er…” Song Cheng murmured aloud. This was the scent of Yu’er’s body. At that time, she would steal gardenias and made into fragrant bags to carry on her body. Although it was crude and cheap, it did smell good.
No one else knew about this, except him and her.
Ning Guoguo was both nervous and expectant in her heart. She tried to make her voice smooth, and slowly turned around, her eyes were now filled with clear tears.
Seeing Emperor Song Cheng behind her, she was frightened, knelt down, “This concubine has seen Your Majesty.”
Emperor Song Cheng stepped forward, Ning Guoguo looked up, and a tear slid down the corner of her eye.
“I apologize for my disrespect before the Emperor.” Ning Guoguo tears constantly fell.
Emperor Song Cheng was surprised for some reason, “Why are you crying?”
Ning Guoguo was waiting for this sentence, “I… I do not know why, I feel uncomfortable when I see Your Majesty upset. When I thought that Your Majesty was here, I wanted to come in and have a look, and hum that song for Your Majesty, always feel that Your Majesty should be happy.”
Saying so, Ning Guoguo once again kowtowed, “Please forgive Your Majesty, I really can’t control myself.”
Emperor Song Cheng held her in his arms. The familiar fragrance of flowers charmed his heart, “Yu’er, my Yu’er, you came back, you really came back.”
Ning Guoguo was held tightly by him. Her face was buried in his chest, and her heart breathed a sigh of relief. Her move seemed to be successful.
The next day, the harem was lively again, and Ning Jieyu was rewarded again. Although it wasn’t a surprise, those things represented glory. How could the women in the harem not be jealous?
Especially when Ning Guoguo went to greet the Empress, her face was radiant, which showed that she was well ‘moistened.’
The Empress wasn’t expecting it when she heard Chunlan’s report of last night’s events. She didn’t expect her to have this means, and immediately smiled.
Having her own means was good, if there was no means, wouldn’t it be a waste of her efforts?
“Massage Ning Jieyu with the ointment. If the bruises don’t go away, wouldn’t it be a sin? ” The Empress asked faintly, out loud.
Chunxia also smiled, “Niang niang don’t worry, this slave had instructed Chunlan. That ointment wouldn’t be left out even for a day.”
The empress nodded, “Remember to throw away the bottle when you’re done with it.”
In Yongshou Palace, Jiang Wenya was playing chess with Xiao Qing. After listening to Cai He, her expression didn’t change.
“Niang niang, the Empress also placed people in Ning Jieyu’s palace.” Cai He said.
“Oh,” Jiang Wenya became a little interested. “Tell our people not to move yet, let’s see what the Empress is scheming.”
Five days later, the harem was very lively, because the Emperor spent three days sleeping in Yufang Palace, and the rest was in the Emperor’s personal Palace.
How could the concubines sit still? Ning Guoguo suffered more difficulties every day, and there were also a few more people who wanted to please her.
Those people took the complaint to the Empress, but were brushed off gently.
Then they thought of Jiang Wenya again. Knowing that the imperial concubine was the most favored one. If she knew that the Emperor now favored Ning Jieyu alone, according to the imperial concubine’s temperament, this certainly wouldn’t be good.
Jiang Wenya sat at the top, smiling and drinking tea, and didn’t say a word to the crowd of complainers below.
She knew these women’s thoughts. She had to teach Ning Jieyu a lesson, and then make trouble with the Emperor, so they could take this opportunity to pick up the slack.
If Jiang Wenya hadn’t seen the Emperor’s true face, she would really be anxious right now. It was different now.
“Imperial Concubine Niang niang, Ning Jieyu is really arrogant, don’t you have any way?” Concubine Xian, one of the four lower concubines, opened her mouth.
Jiang Wenya put down the teacup in her hand and pressed her forehead, “I’m not feeling well recently, so I really don’t have the energy to take care of this matter. If you have the ability, you can go to the Emperor and cry, and pull Ning Jieyu down. If you don’t have the ability, it’s useless to talk to me.”
These words didn’t give these people face, and they couldn’t help but look stiff, but they knew Jiang Wenya’s temperament, and they wouldn’t dare to cause a scene. Finally, their calculations failed, and they had to leave in vain.
Some people really listened to Jiang Wenya’s words, and idiotically went to the Emperor. They were finally reprimanded, losing all faces and being secretly laughed at by everyone.
Emperor Song Cheng was in the imperial study, “Has the imperial concubine given news?”
Hu Juiqing lowered his head, “The imperial concubine is feeling unwell, I’m afraid I haven’t heard any news.”
Emperor Song Cheng’s face was inexplicable. He was a bit annoyed in his heart and favored Ning Jieyu because that night made him feel that Ning Jieyu was Yu’er, so he couldn’t resist it again and again.
It was just that today, after being so upset by that insolent concubine, Emperor Song Cheng’s mind cleared a little and thought of Jiang Wenya.
Something was wrong, something was very wrong.
In the past, if he was too partial to any concubine, Jiang Wenya would find excuses to make all sorts of temper tantrums instead of doing nothing like this.
The more Emperor Song Cheng thought about it, the more he felt that something was wrong. What kind of scheme was Jiang Wenya trying to pull?
“Go to Yongshou palace tonight.”