Drops of blood fell onto the ground of the rouge hall, as if painting a familiar scene, causing the faces of Imperial Concubine Mei and the empress behind her to be shrouded in a haze of guilt.
Secretly, a look of worry flashed on the face of the man who had been watching everything. He watched the empress's back and disappeared in the dark.
For an entire three days and three nights, Xuanyuan Zhenhua waited beside the bed of Madam Ping. He didn't sleep at all. His face was haggard, and his face was pale with guilt. He squeezed her hand and stared into her eyes, which had been closed.
Outside the door, the empress and Imperial Concubine Mei were also waiting, but their faces showed their impatience. If it wasn't for the fact that he was afraid that the emperor would think too much, he would have stopped his cultivation and stayed in this place to feed the mosquitoes.
"Go and ask the imperial physician if Pingfei is dead or not." The Queen lazily waved the fan in her hand towards the people beside her …
The little girl nodded, turned around and walked towards the prescription that was not far away.
Not far away, Imperial Concubine Mei was also waiting impatiently. She shot a look at the little girl as well, seeing that the empress had informed her of the arrival of the prescription.
Xuanyuan Jie and Xuanyuan Zhi also followed beside their mother, anxiously looking at the house. He was worried about her life and death, and he was worried about his tiny body.
Outside the curtain not far from the bed, Xiaoxiao stayed by his side, but she did not dare to step forward. She, who felt guilty, had her eyes fixed on the bed. She didn't know how she could help.
Who knew when that terrifying figure would appear? She really wanted to ask that figure of his how he could wake her up faster. Looking at the Emperor's haggard state of worry, she really felt regretful.
"Empress, you should go back and rest! "We can't go on like this."
Unknowingly, Ling'er had appeared within the house with a bowl of soup. She worriedly looked inside, then looked at her master who was using his hands to support his head as he pondered, and quietly tried to persuade him.
How could she leave after letting out a small sigh?
After getting up, she took the soup from Ling'er's hand and walked towards the curtain. Coming to the bedside, she softly asked: "Royal father, why don't you have a bowl of soup? "If Esteemed Pingfei were to wake up, she'd definitely be upset to see you like this."
"Other than her, Pingfei is the woman that I feel the most guilty about in this life. "If she were to leave us like this, how will I face the rest of my life?" Xuanyuan Zhenhua stroked Pingfei's hair and looked at her emaciated face. Only then did he remember that more than ten years had passed.
Old, they were all old.
However, for the sake of the woman he loved, this woman had buried the rest of her happiness.
Susu, I hope that you can protect Pingfei and wake her up so that you can use the rest of your life to make up for your debt to her.
Xiaoxiao slowly knelt down, overreaching her bowl of soup, and said with great persistence, "Imperial Father, you must take good care of yourself. Empress Pingfei also wishes to have someone to rely on for the rest of her life."
Xuanyuan Zhenhua finally shifted his gaze away and turned around. He saw a small sincere expression on her face and his trembling hands took the bowl of soup from her hands. Tears welled up in his eyes as he drank the soup in one gulp.
She smiled, pursed her lips and looked at his father, then looked at the peaceful Princess Pingping on the bed. He suddenly realized that tears had fallen from the corners of her eyes.
Surprised, she excitedly stood up from the ground and sat on the bedside. She used her sleeve to wipe the tears at the corner of her eyes.
It turned out that she had woken up a long time ago. However, she didn't know how to face Xuanyuan Zhenhua in front of her, so she kept her eyes closed and refused to wake up.
Seeing this, Xuanyuan Zhenhua suddenly understood. He got up from the bed and gave his a small look. He turned around and slowly walked out of the curtain with unsteady steps. Then, he brought Ling'er out of the room.
At this moment, only Xiaoxiao and Madam Ping were left in the room.
Quiet, quiet room, light wind blowing from the window, blowing up the curtain made of muslin, small gently holding the hand of Madame Ping.
Quiet, quiet room, light wind blowing from the window, blowing up the curtain made of muslin, small gently holding Princess Ping's hand.
Slowly, Pingfei's teary eyes opened. Snorting, she burst into tears again, crying out in pain.
"Since you still love royal father, why?" Xiaoxiao looked at Pingfei in confusion. Suddenly, she thought of something in her heart: Love must be said out loud.
Pingfei shook her head, her eyes filled with helplessness. Clutching her tiny hand tightly, she opened her mouth to say something, but then saw a familiar figure flash past the window. Immediately, that foolish smile returned to her face. She pinched her hands tightly, reminding the little girl.
Xiaoxiao was not stupid, she frowned as she felt the strength in her hand. Looking into the eyes of Madam Ping, he understood what she meant in his heart.
Without asking any further questions, he smoothed back the long hair and muttered to himself, "Ai …" Even if I told you, you wouldn't understand. Forget it, sometimes it's better to be crazy than sober. As long as you can be happy and live well, I am at ease. "
"Hehe!" Hehehe! I want to eat, I want to eat, I'm hungry, haha! So hungry! " Pingfei suddenly got up from the bed, swinging her tiny hands and wiping her tears like a child. On the other hand, his scrawny hand was riddled with wounds, and his face was full of pain.
It was only then did Xiaoxiao remember that she hadn't eaten in three days. Standing up, she smiled and comforted him: "Good good good! "I'll have the royal kitchen prepare it for you now. What would you like to eat?"
"Eat …" "What do you want to eat?"
Pingfei rubbed her belly as she tilted her head and looked at Xiaoxiao. Blinking her eyes, she replied mischievously, "Eat the cantaloupe, eat the apple, and …" "And meat."
Xiaoxiao suddenly thought of the days when Lady Pingfei had been in the rouge hall and no one would take care of her. She wouldn't be able to eat any good food on normal days. It seemed that in the future, he would have to take good care of her and start from the day he could live his life.
"Don't worry. Xiaoxiao will definitely make you eat meat everyday." It could also be considered as him giving a small promise to his wife and giving her a serious smile.
"Hahaha!" If there's meat to eat in the future, there's meat to eat! " Pingfei shouted loudly. She happily clapped her hands and stretched her waist. She looked at Xiaoxiao and said, "I want to eat now, okay?"
"Hm!" For a little while I'll have the kitchen make it for you. " Looking at the childish and innocent Pingfei, Little Treasure clearly knew that she had to endure the pain in her heart to pretend this was true.
However, he didn't know when this kind of life would come to an end.
He stood up sadly and took a small glance outside the window. The figure was still there, and she walked out of the curtain as if nothing had happened, opened the door, and went out.
Outside the house, countless strange gazes were directed at him. Everyone gathered all of their doubts onto Xiaoxiao, including the emperor who had just walked out.
"How is Sister Ping?"
The first to go was Imperial Concubine Mei. There was an expression of deep concern on her face, a complete contrast to her previous expression.
Xiaoxiao forced out a smile as she looked at the two hypocritical women before her before shifting her gaze to her royal father. She slowly opened her mouth to reply, "Empress Pingfei has already woken up."
"It's good that you're awake! It's good that you're awake! "
The imperial physician had said that as long as Pingfei was able to wake up and speak, it would signify that the dangerous period had passed.
"Father, you should go back and rest! I will definitely not be careless again and take good care of her. " The tiny gaze she gave royal father as a guarantee also hinted at the same thing.
"Leaving is the best way to reduce pressure for her and the best way to reduce the threat for her." Good! "Alright!"
Xuanyuan Zhenhua repeatedly gave a round of applause, reading the meaning behind his small eyes. He raised his hand and greeted them respectfully with a bow. He then turned his gaze to the two silent brothers.
"Father, this son will help you with something small." Xuanyuan Zhi took a step forward and said with his hands cupped together.
Actually, Xuanyuan Jie also wanted to say this. But when he thought about his identity, he couldn't help but suppress his emotions and shut his mouth. He could only look on helplessly as someone expressed their gratitude.
"Yes!" Xuanyuan Zhenhua nodded his head, hoping that they would quickly improve their relationship. He did not want to appear together with Jie'er once more.
Without even looking at the empress and Xuanyuan Jie, he let Eunuch Lin help him out of the courtyard. Before he left, he repeatedly told the imperial physician that he had to report anything in time.
Watching Xuanyuan Zhenhua's departing figure, the empress and Imperial Concubine Mei took a deep breath and removed the camouflage on their faces, revealing their instinctive expressions and regaining their haughty demeanor.
"Since Little Sister Ping has already woken up, then we won't disturb her any longer. "Xiao-Xiao, this time you have to take good care of him. Don't let anything go wrong and make the emperor sad again." The empress's words were a clear warning. She threw a glance at Imperial Concubine Mei, then walked past Xuanyuan Zhi with her head held high and chest out.
Imperial Concubine Mei glared at the back of the empress, staring angrily at the tiny Xuanyuan Jie who was still sizing him up. She said rudely, "Jie'er, this little one is your sister-in-law now. Please stop giving me that unclean look so that I won't let everyone think that you're harboring malicious intents. If this gets out, it will ruin the prestige of the Imperial Family."
Xuanyuan Jie's words had struck a dead end, but he wasn't afraid. He looked at Imperial Concubine Mei impolitely and cursed in his heart, "Dammit, there will come a day when I'll make you, a lowly woman, look like you're happily lying in my arms."
"Ai …" You don't even know the least bit of manners when it comes to what kind of woman you're raising. And you still want to be the crown prince for such a thing?! " Imperial Concubine Mei looked at Xuanyuan Jie's nonchalant expression and mocked angrily.
The corner of his mouth lifted into a mocking smile as he said in a low voice, "It's still too early for you to become the crown prince. However, I know that you will never be the woman that royal father loves the most in your life."
Imperial Concubine Mei's heart ached the most from being pinched by Xuanyuan Jie. She was so angry that she trembled as she raised her hand, yet she dreaded the empress and didn't dare to drop it.
"Forget it, I don't want to anger you too much. When a woman gets angry, her wrinkles will crawl up quickly. Otherwise, Royal Father would feel tired just by looking at you." Xuanyuan Jie smiled at Imperial Concubine Mei proudly and waved to the young eunuch at his side. He walked towards his own palace without looking back.