Luo Qing Chen didn’t know how many performances she watched, she just knew that these girls were all talented. They could sing, play the zither, and dance. Each one of them had their own talent.
In the end, she picked a girl who was in a smoky brocaded dress and said, “This dance isn’t bad.”
“Shui Yan greets the empress.”
Her voice was a delicate one. With the red dress and the dance of the western region, she looked that dazzling.
This was completely different from her personality and appearance. Perhaps Du Jiu Sheng wanted a chance!
If there was someone that had a different personality, other than her, was anyone alright?
“I feel that she’s quite good.” Luo Qing Chen looked up with cold eyes and revealed a faint smile.
Ya Nu strangely felt pain in his heart when he saw her like this.
After knowing each other for so many years, naturally he knew her personality. Although he didn’t understand her as well as Du Jiu Sheng, he knew how sad her smile was just now.
“Come up.” Du Jiu Sheng waved his hand at Shui Yan, “Sit by this one’s side. This one wants to see what the person chosen by the empress is like.”
Shui Yan was very nervous. Since she was young, she had worked hard and suffered a lot to enter the palace.
She never thought that the heavens would treat her well and let her be favoured by the emperor.
Or it should be said……favoured by the empress……
But no matter what, it didn’t matter! She was the only one chosen by the empress at the banquet in the Supreme Hall, isn’t this the will of the heavens?
Shui Yan slowly walked forward and stood by Du Jiu Sheng’s side before slowly sitting down.
She was dressed quite openly and the harem girls below looked at her with disdainful looks. The fragmented whispers entered Luo Qing Chen’s ears.
“This kind of person can become a concubine? Is this a joke……”
“Isn’t it! She’s dressed like a girl in the brothel and smells of incense.”
“Are you a fool! The empress naturally chose her for a reason since this kind of girl can’t compete.”
When she heard the final words, Luo Qing Chen gave a cold laugh. She looked at the one in the water blue dress, “Then do you think has the ability to compete?”
Meng Yan’s face turned pale when she heard this. She never thought that Luo Qing Chen’s hearing would be so good that she could hear her.
Her trembling body kneeled down and she said in a shaky voice, “Meng Yan deserves death. Empress, please forgive me.”
“It’s fine.” Luo Qing Chen waved her hand and said, “Come up and let me have a look.”
“Since the empress called you, then come up!” Ya Nu calmly looked up, “The empress isn’t a petty person.”
She would be the first to deny that she wasn’t a petty person.
But she couldn’t be petty anymore. She didn’t even know what she was doing, why she chose someone, why she didn’t just leave……
“Empress, it was Meng Yan’s fault, Meng Yan is here to apologize to you.” Meng Yan drank an entire cup, “I ask for the empress’ forgiveness.”
“Un.” Luo Qing Chen softly replied, but she didn’t drink her wine.
Meng Yan was terrified. She looked at the desserts on the table and said, “How about the empress try this sweet osmanthus cake! Meng Yan just had one and it’s quite good.”
Luo Qing Chen was a bit surprised. There was a sparkle in her eyes as she remembered something from a long time ago……
It fell silent and Ya Nu saw that she didn’t speak, so he said, “Try it, I also feel it’s quite good.”
Luo Qing Chen looked at the person in front of her with a surprised look. Her heart was pounding as her fingers couldn’t help trembling……