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Chapter 139

Imperial Decree (Part 3)

Xuanyuan Yi’s sudden stiffened body made Murong Shu Qing knew that she had to explain it next, but she was still snuggly lying down when she explained: “Once I came back yesterday, the Imperial decree was already waiting for me to ask me to enter the palace to study the Imperial household's etiquettes for…. three months!”

“Not allowed to go!” 

Not allowed to go!

Murong Shu Qing laughed in her heart and rolled her eyes, she already guessed and also knew that Xuanyuan Yi would surely roar this sentence with a black face, otherwise he was unworthy of his overbearing reputation. 

Murong Shu Qing softly opened her eyes, and saw a pair of angry eyes, slowly sitting her body up, but she was still leaning on Xuanyuan Yi’s bosom, Murong Shu Qing smilingly and docilely said: “Yes, Husband has the final say.”

Looking that his eyes did not see her eyes that were filled with a gentle smile, Xuanyuan Yi secretly sighed, and said with a somewhat annoyed (feeling): “What are you thinking now inside of your brain again?” Every time that she was well-behaved, it made him even more afraid, this woman really knew the art of perfunctory very well! It could be said that he understood her more and more. If one thought that she would compromise with her gentle and shallow smile, then one would really be wrong! 

Looking that his face looked like he was meeting his big enemy, Murong Shu Qing could not help but to laugh out loud, and she blinked at him. With an innocent face, she said: “If one marries a chicken, follows the chicken, and if one marries a dog, follows the dog. You said that I am not allowed to go, then I will not go oh!”

Supporting Murong Shu Qing’s shoulders, and he made her sit up to look at the same level as his, Xuanyuan Yi seriously said: “Qing-er, it is not that I want to restrict what you want to do, I am rather anxious for you!” Xuan Tian Cheng’s intention was already very clear, Qing-er would take some risks to enter the palace, so how could he not be anxious and feel pain! 

Meeting with the eyes in front of her that were heating up with anxiousness, Murong Shu Qing felt that her heart slowly felt warmth. Perking up her shallow smile, Murong Shu Qing faintly said: “I understand your intention, but this requirement to study the Imperial household’s etiquettes for a marriage that is bestowed by the Imperial decree, is justifiable. Everyone will see that Your Majesty has the greatest favor towards the Qi’s family and Xuanyuan’s family. If I fight the Imperial decree, the result will be….” They were all people who were involved in the Imperial politics, the result would naturally be self-evident. 

Yes ah, if they fought this Imperial decree, it would give Xuan Tian Cheng more resounding reasons to punish Qing-er and the Qi’s family. It would also be possible that he would use this reason to withdraw the marriage. 

Pulling the shaw to cover Murong Shu Qing’s body properly, Xuanyuan Yi lowly said: “Be at ease, I will not let Xuan Tian Cheng disregard me, I will have my mother to enter the palace along with you. After you enter the palace, you will immediately go to the Empress Dowager’s palace, the owner of the Empress Dowager’s palace is really the Empress Dowager. Studying the etiquettes is actually belonged to the affairs of the harem, so directly going to see the Empress Dowager is also very normal. Staying at the Empress Dowager’s palace during the study is relatively safe. I will also enter the palace on the surface. I will not let you stay at that palace for three months.” This was a war between men, so he would deal with this!

The low voice was accompanied by the sound of the wind, as it came through inside the ears, and set into her heart.

She really did not wish to enter the palace, but Xuan Tian Cheng used the Imperial decree and his Emperor’s dignity to pressure her. Only if he could let go of the Murong’s family, let go of the Qi’s family, if not, she could not go anywhere. Since there was Xuanyuan Yi now, she would just let him handle this, he was the man whom she had chosen, so believing in him was a simple thing. Murong Shu Qing happily nodded her head, and answered with a soft smile: “Alright, then  everything will be handled by Husband.”

Knowing that she really wished to let him handle this matter, Xuanyuan Yi’s mood was a little better. But when he recalled the words that she just said a moment ago, he slightly raised his eyebrows, and Xuanyuan Yi squinted at her. He mockingly asked: “A moment ago, who was the chicken that you said, and who was the dog?”

Looking distracted, he would not try to get revenge like this, right, so Murong Shu Qing pretended that she did not understand, and said: “Did I say anything?” 

So actually, her acting stupid appearance was really adorable like this, so Xuanyuan Yi did not want to quickly let her get away with this. Taking his lips to Murong Shu Qing’s ear, he lowly smiled and said: “What do you think?”

Leaning her head excessively to avoid Xuanyuan Yi’s charming lips, Murong Shu Qing rubbed her somewhat burning ear, she softly coughed and patted Xuanyuan Yi’s shoulder, then seriously said: “I said nothing! It is normal that people will occasionally listen and experience a hallucination, so do not take it too seriously.”

“Listening and experiencing a hallucination?” What was this sentence? She could actually try to avoid this!

Taking advantage of Xuanyuan Yi who was in a daze for a split second, Murong Shu Qing went into his bosom again, closed her eyes and mumbled to say: “I will sleep again, call me between 9-11 AM.” She was very tired, she was certain that she only wanted to watch the sunset in the future!

Xuanyuan Yi did not whether to laugh or cry when he saw her sleeping appearance in an instant, and laughingly shook his head. He helplessly covered her with a cloak, but he did not know that the side of his own lips showed a smiling expression and leaked too much tenderness.

Although the Imperial study was only a study room, but except the outside of the main hall, the Emperor frequently received the cabinet ministers and discussed the affairs (at this place). It did not have the main hall’s gloriousness, but it was also built with the carved jades. Every place within the Imperial palace was full of glory and honor, it really highlighted its superiority everywhere!

The red sandalwood incense that was gradually raising, could calm the atmosphere, Tong Fu was standing in front of the desk with his head lowered, and carefully ground the ink. Since the early morning, the Emperor appeared to be somewhat excited, and seemed to faintly look forward to something. But when he heard that General Xuanyuan Yi wanted to meet him a moment ago, his expression slightly flashed through an unhappy feeling and his complexion was not pleased, even though it was not obvious at all. Only because he frequently followed the Emperor’s side that he naturally knew every thought and action that the Emperor did. But the Emperor always relied heavily on General Xuanyuan, and this time that the General actually defeated Cang Yue again, so he did not understand why the Emperor’s complexion looked like this?!

Tong Fu was just about to think, when Xuanyuan Yi’s tall figure already stepped into the big main hall. Tong Fu did not dare to raise his head to peek, but he could also feel the imposing manner from the General’s body, he was really worthy as Dong Yu’s country General.

Xuanyuan Yi cupped his one fist in the other hand and bowed, he saluted with a clear voice: “This official, Xuanyuan Yi pays respect to Your Majesty, long live, long live, long live Your Majesty.” As the Imperial court’s faithful official, Xuanyuan Yi and the Prime Minister are equal, so for an informal occasion, he did not need to kneel to meet the Emperor.

Xuan Tian Cheng did not raise his head at all, and concentrated on his hand that was writing some characters, he seemed that he did not hear anything and was seriously writing. After a good while, Xuan Tian Cheng slowly raised his head, and carelessly said: “General can raise up, Zhen remembers that Cang Yue has surrendered but we have not discussed (the terms) yet, how come the General is already in the Capital?!”

Raising his waist up, he looked at Xuan Tian Cheng, and only saw that his thoughts appeared to be on the words (that he was writing). The words that he just said a moment ago seemed to really show his casual expression, but Xuanyuan Yi knew that today’s matter would not be easily solved. Restraining his gaze, Xuanyuan Yi answered with a clear voice: “Answering to Your Majesty, Cang Yue had already retreated their soldiers and also presented a surrender letter. Your Majesty should grant some official Darens to preside over the matter about (Cang Yue’s) surrender, additionally, there is still Military Adviser and the others (Generals) in the army who are on duty. This official heard that Your Majesty already bestowed the request to get married, so I return to the Capital to get married on an Imperial order!”

“An Imperial order to get married!” Xuan Tian Cheng coldly repeated these six words, but he was still holding the writing brush in his hand, and it was clearly tightened. A good Imperial order to get married, was he showing off his military strength?! Secretly and deeply breathing, Xuan Tian Cheng put down the brush from his hand, and said as if it was ordinary: “Zhen has not said that the General can relinquish the military affairs, and return to the Capital to get married. You clearly know that Zhen can punish you for…. a crime of being a failure in your duty!” 

Tong Fu was startled in his mind, the Emperor said it lightly, but he could feel that there was a faint murderous aura in (his sentence). It appeared that after the matter about the portrait last time, the Emperor put Miss Murong in his heart, could it be that…..? 

The more Tong Fu thought about it, the more he was panic, but Xuanyuan Yi was actually calm, he slightly bowed and answered: “Answering Your Majesty, six months ago, this official received an Imperial edict to investigate the border area, later, Cang Yue offended my territory. This official received a letter that Your Majesty wrote to expel the enemy, that Imperial decree was announced at the border area. Today, Xuanyuan Yi reached a conclusion that the two Imperial decrees were already completed, so this official did not know where the crime in the duty was?!” 

Even though Xuanyuan Yi’s tone was moderate, but his words did not show that he would yield to (the Emperor), so Xuan Tian Cheng angrily said: “You!”

The two people who were speaking, looked at the other’s keen eyes and met in the air, one person was already in rage, while the other person was strongly unyielding. Tong Fu softly swallowed a mouthful of saliva, the atmosphere inside the Imperial study was oppressive, and it made him to be sweating cold sweats during this spring season!

After a good while, Xuan Tian Cheng with an extremely angry (expression), he actually laughed and said: “Good, what crime is there!! Since it is this way, how come the General does not care about Cang Yue’s matter. Zhen will give an Imperial decree now to order the General to immediately leave to Lin Feng Guan border to discuss and settle the surrender matter.”

“This official will obey the Imperial decree! This official has already decided to get married tomorrow, after getting married, this official will immediately leave to Lin Feng Guan border.” Xuan Tian Cheng wanted to send him away so Qing-er would strongly attach to him like this! 

Xuanyuan Yi already sent out numerous invitations to get married tomorrow, the officials in the Imperial court were already talking about this earlier. But he (XTC) actually could not give up, and wanted to ask her! Xuan Tian Cheng slowly walked down the stairs, and said: “Zhen already issued an Imperial decree to ask Murong Shu Qing to enter the palace to study the Imperial household’s etiquettes. Three months later, we will discuss about this wedding again. General can leave for Lin Feng Guan border first to handle the military affairs.” 

Xuan Tian Cheng showed a glitter of heavenly imposing and domineering radiance in his eyes, as he was standing in front of Xuanyuan Yi. There was no doubt that he revealed a sovereign king’s aura. So Xuanyuan Yi slightly narrowed his eyes, but he did not retreat back at all, and actually answered with a calm and cold voice: “This official already prepared the wedding according to Your Majesty’s decree, and all of the invitations were already distributed to the numerous officials in the Imperial court. The Monarch is not a joking matter, if this is delayed, how does it not resisting the Imperial decree, and it will also be discussed by the Imperial court and the common people.”

What a good Monarch that was not a joking matter, they thought that they could cheat him under the Imperial decree, and they really could do whatever they wanted?! Xuan Tian Cheng took one more step towards Xuanyuan Yi, his eyes dangerously narrowed and said to Xuanyuan Yi in a low voice: “Since Zhen already sent out an Imperial decree to make Murong Shu Qing to enter the palace to study the etiquettes, if she does not (come), then is it not fighting the Imperial decree?!”

Both people were outstanding men, and were facing at each other, one was a respectful and dignified master of the country, and the other was a domineering and arrogant general who was holding a massive military force to protect the country. Their imposing manners were equally matched, and the two people did not want to yield to the other party. Both of them were calm and not moving at all, but the battle had already started!

Sian’s notes:

Awwwww, so cute the way MSQ calls XY “husband”. 😍😍😍

Yikes, XTC is so deng shameless!!! 😬😬😬 Can you just let MSQ go, ok??!!! She doesn’t want you & you go and find the most beautiful woman in Dong Yu to be another concubine of yours!!! 

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