“Emperor is too kind. I’m afraid he will indulge the enemy.” Wei Zhongguo sighed. Emperor protecting the regent in this way will only make the regent more unscrupulous and arrogant.
“Feng Lingran holds the three armies in his hand and has many party members in the center. It is not easy to abolish his status as a regent.” Ling Ru stroked his beard, and his eyes flashed the dark light of scheming. Emperor has his own concern for not abolishing Feng Lingran’s title and regaining his power.
“Feng Lingran does not put the emperor in his eyes, and his party members are becoming more and more presumptuous in the imperial court. The minister of war extends his influence into my ministry of penalty. If it wasn’t Feng Lingran’s power, how dare the old bastard of the minister of war do this? Prime minister, no matter how hard is it to bring down Feng Lingran this time, I will even give up.” Minister Liu was the minister of penalty. He was in a discord with the minister of war, and this discord was long term.
Wei Zhongguo also immediately said, “Minister Liu is right. Prime Minister, I will never give up as well.”
At dawn the next day, the three’s carriage came to the door of the regent mansion.
When Qin Wen arrived, seeing three ministers, an ominous premonition appeared in his heart.
“May I know why three ministers come to the regent mansion early in the morning?”
Qin Wen said respectfully.
“You servant, how dare you? You don’t even kneel down when you see the prime minister?” Minister Liu felt displeased when he saw Qin Wen. It should be said that the moment he entered this regent mansion, he was very displeased.
Qin Wen glanced at Minister Liu, but he did not kneel down. He straightened her back and said in a neither arrogant nor humble tone, “I’m the servant of the regent mansion. Sirs are the guest of the regent mansion, so I don’t dare to be neglectful. However, I didn’t do anything wrong, why should I kneel down and speak?”
In other words, as long as he could serve the several guests well, it would be fine. However, they weren’t the immortals of the heavens nor the current emperor. What’s more, their identities were even lower than the regent, so what right did they have to be presumptuous in the regent mansion?
He was the butter of the regent mansion. He had a lot of experience in such situations. If he kneels down because of Minister Liu’s words, the regent mansion would be looked down upon by outsiders.
“You damn servant.” Minister Liu pointed at Qin Wen with trembling fingers. His face was full of anger.
“Minister Liu, this is the regent mansion. You can’t be impolite.” Ling Ru glanced at Minister Liu, frowning slightly. He isn’t young now, but why is he always so impatient? I really don’t know how he got promoted to such a position? Ling Ru suddenly remembered that Minister Liu’s mother was entitled by the imperial mandate of the previous emperor. That old woman was indeed capable.
Ling Ru said to Qin Wen again, “Please ask the regent to come out. Just tell him that the emperor sent us to invite him to the early imperial court.”
Qin Wen was slightly shocked. Seeing their manner, he could somehow guess their intentions. Howevert… Lord was not in the mansion at the moment.
I don’t even know where Lord is, how can I ask Lord out?
“Please wait a minute, I will go now.”
Qin Wen was not so stupid to tell them that Lord was not on the mansion. After he left, a layer of cold sweat appeared on his forehead. What should I do?
A delicate face flashed in Qin Wen’s mind. Inexplicably, he walked toward Xi Er’s room, feeling inexplicably that Xi Er could deal with these three ministers.
Xiao Xi was awakened by the rapid knock on the door. She put on his clothes, and opened the door, looking at Qin Wen with sleepy eyes.
“I’m not hungry; I’m not hungry; I don’t need to eat breakfast.”
After that, Xiao Xi was about to close the door and continue to sleep.
Qin Wen pressed his palm on the door and said anxiously, “Miss Xi Er, I’m not here to bring you breakfast. There is a trouble in the mansion.”
Xiao Xi covered her mouth with a small hand and let out a breath, “Feng Lingran is the regent, what trouble can there be? Don’t you know that he went out to find herbs recently. If there is anything, wait for him to come back first!”
“I’m afraid I can’t wait for Lord to come back. Lord did not go to the morning imperial court for many days. The emperor sent the prime minister, Minister Liu and the minister of courtesy to personally invite Lord the morning imperial court.”
Upon hearing this, Xiao Xi looked at Qin Wen in a daze. For a moment, her mind woke up completely.
“What? The ministers came to ask Feng Lingran to go to the imperial court?” Xiao Xi patted her head. How can I forget that, Zi Yi is controlling Feng Lingran’s body now. Zi Yi, the great god, has been cultivating, so he doesn’t know anything about the mortal world. He didn’t know how to ask the emperor for a “sick leave”. Now it’s great, the emperor has sent someone to invite him to go to imperial court.
“You wait here for a while.”
After Xiao Xi finished speaking, she ran into Xiao Xi’s room. Nu Er saw the little girl who opened the door and his peachy eyes lit up, “Miss, why did you come so early?”
If it was normal, Miss would sleep until noon. Her soul was injured, so getting up late was helpful for healing herself.
“I have something to look for Ling Er.” Xiao Xi didn’t explain much to Nu Er, and she ran directly to Ling Er. She gently touched the white hair on its body, “Ling Er, please help me contact the master. I have something to ask him.”
Ling Er opened its eyes and saw Xiao Xi in close distance. It enjoyed her touch and nodded its head.
Xiao Xi’s small mouth got close to Ling Er’s ears, “Master, Master, something is bad. Come to regent mansion quickly. If you come back late, something bad will happen.”
After a while, Zi Yi’s voice came to Xiao Xi’s ears, “Okay, master will go back now.”
Xiao Xi was overjoyed, “Master, when will you be able to arrive at the regent Mansion?”
Zi Yi’s voice came again, “The fastest is about three hours.”
Xiao Xi’s expression froze. Three hours? The morning imperial court has already ended, is it still necessary to attend?
“Master, you don’t have to rush back already.” When he comes back, it will be over.
Zi Yi, “…”
Seeing Xiao Xi’s delicate face turned gloomy slightly, Nu Er knew that she had encountered something. She asked, “Miss, what happened in the mansion?”
Xiao Xi sighed, “Master did not go to the morning court or ask for leave. The emperor sent someone to find Feng Lingran to attend the morning court.”
Nu Er smiled, “What’s the problem? I can just disguise my face to look like Feng Lingran to follow them to go to the morning court right?”
Xiao Xi looked at Nu Er in surprise. She didn’t expect Nu Er to have this ability. But Nu Er pretends to be Feng Lingran to go to morning court, is she reliable?
Not to mention whether Nu Er can make her voice sound exactly the same as Feng Lingran, If Nu Er doesn’t understand the affairs of imperial court and talks nonsense, I’m afraid that next year today, it will be fete of some ministers and the emperor.
“Nu Er, you don’t have to go, I suddenly thought of a way.”
“Miss, you thought of…”
Before Nu Er finished asking, Xiao Xi had walked out of the room and whispered something in Qin Wen’s ear.
After listening to Qin Wen, his face was embarrassed, “Miss Xi Er, if you do this, I’m afraid it isn’t good right?”
Xiao Xi shrugged, “If you think it isn’t good, then find a way by yourself. I’ll go back to the room to sleep.”
“Miss Xi Er… don’t… don’t.” Qin Wen stopped in front of Xiao Xi, “I will do as miss ordered.”
About half an hour passed.
Minister Liu could not sit still anymore, “Prime minister, you see, half an hour has passed, there is only half an hour left before the morning imperial court starts. That servant didn’t ask the regent to come until now, and he even let us wait for nothing here. People would think that the regent doesn’t want to attend the morning court, so he purposely does so!”
“Just wait.” Ling Ru’s expression was calm as usual. There was no impatience in his expression. He had lived for most of his life, so he was clear about certain things in his heart.
Minister Liu wanted to say more, but Wei Zhongguo shook his head at him and motioned him to stay calm.
There were deep and shallow footsteps.
Minister Liu’s heart sank. After half an hour, Feng Lingran finally decides to come out? Although he thought so, as the footsteps get closer, Minister Liu’s heart beat faster and he felt a little creepy. This was the instinct to fear the strong, although he wanted to deny this instinct.
There was also a slight change in Ling Ru’s calm expression. He looked in the direction where the footsteps came from.
Wei Zhongguo was the lowest among the three. Because the prime minister was his teacher, he decided to stand on the side of the prime minister. However, the regent who held the military power and was high-ranking, he still felt anxious and fearful like Minister Liu.
The three thought that they would see Feng Lingran, but when they saw Qin Wen with a young taoist behind him, they suddenly felt like they were being played around.
Minister Liu was the first to get angry. He pointed to Qin Wen and said, “You damn servant, I ask you to invite the regent, but you brought a taoist here to fool me?”
Qin Wen could even deal with the unruly Princess Yun Ni, not to mention Minister Liu who was only one-third of Princess Yun Ni.
Qin Wen said, “Sir please don’t be angry, this is Taoist Zhu Xu who is invited from the Southern Lin Dynasty by regent…”
“What kind of bullshit? I don’t want to listen. The emperor ordered me, the prime minister, and Mr. Wei to invite regent to the morning imperial court. We aren’t here to meet this bullshit taoist. You damn servant, if you delay the time for the regent and several ministers to attend the morning imperial court, can you bear the consequences?”
“My eyes are really opened. The minister of the Eastern Jin Dynasty is so rude. He is totally incomparable with the minister of the Southern Lin Dynasty.” Holding hossu in his hand, the taoist said coldly.
“Presumptuous! You are only a taoist. You dare to insult me and the minister of the Eastern Jin Dynasty. You will not escape death penalty.”
Qin Wen’s brown eyes were anxious. She thought that Miss Xi Er would be able to solve the trouble by pretending to be a taoist, but he did not expect that Miss Xi Er would anger Minister Liu immediately. She even said this kind of insult to the minister of the Eastern Jin Dynasty.
The taoist laughed arrogantly as if he didn’t put Minister Liu in his eyes at all. This angered Minister Liu. Even the calm Ling Ru frowned, thinking that this Taoist Zhu Xu was courting death.
“I’m an honorable master in taoism. I’m familiar with astronomy, geography, Ziwei Doushu, Five Elements Eight Trigrams, the realization of life and death, and releasing the souls from purgatory. I knew the mysteries before and after five hundred years. The emperor and prince of the Southern Lin Dynasty greeted me with courtesy; the ministers were extremely polite to me. What ranking are you in the Southern Lin Dynasty? Do you think you are better than the emperor and the crown prince now? You dare to sentence me to death?”
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