Please Behave Yourself Chapter 17
Who on Earth is the Little Emperor
Seeming to have discovered the doubts in her eyes, Huaiyue explained: “This is Coiling Dragon Pavilion, the bedroom of Lord Seventh . Early in the morning, Lord Seventh went out and asked me to attend on Bai Guniang . Bai Guniang, shall you have any enquiry or any order, just tell me please . ”
Hearing that this was Coiling Dragon Pavilion, Bai Qingqing’s face suddenly turned red .
Although she and Zhao Yuchen were married in their last life and she even gave birth to a child for him, after her reincarnation, Bai Qingqing was still a young girl with no marriage obligation . If the story that she slept on a strange man’s bed got known by others, she would never be able to get married in this life .
Thinking of this, she got out of the quilt, only to find that the undergarment she was wearing was not hers .
Bai Qingqing’s face changed immediately at the moment .
Seeing her eyes full of panic, Huaiyue quickly explained, “You must have forgotten, Bai Guniang . Last night, you were drunk . When Lord Seventh helped you to bed, you failed to control it . Not only did you throw up on Lord Seventh’s clothes, but on yours as well .
Listening to this, Bai Qingqing’s face suddenly turned red . It was such a shame .
Huaiyue saw her blush and laughed: “Bai Guniang usually appears as elegant and polite, but never did we expect you would be so restless after getting drunk . Lord Seventh didn’t sleep one wink fromtaking care of you last night . ”
At this point, Bai Qingqing was so embarrassed .
She put on an outer garment hurriedly and combed her messy hair casually . Without washing her face, she turned and walked towards outside .
In a great surprise, Huaiyue ran after her and said, “Bai Guniang, where are you heading off? Lord Seventh left a message saying that you’d better not go anywhere before he comes back . ” On this situation, Bai Qingqing just wanted to escape here and escape Zhao Yuchen’s control .
Just as she was about to rush outward without looking back, she suddenly felt a pain in her nose, it turned out she bumped into a strong chest .
Looking up, who else rather than Zhao Yuchen could she had just bumped into?
She was hugged tightly by him, which prevented her from falling .
“Bai Qingqing, don’t tell me you’re going to run away again!”
“I’m not your prisoner . It’s none of your business where I’m heading off . ”
“Who says you’re not my prisoner? Have you forgotten that you had been hunted down as a court wanted criminal when you were caught in the Ink Garden?”
Bai Qingqing snorted, “He who has a mind to beat his dog will easily find a stick . ”
“Whether it is like what you said won’t be reached a verdict until a month later . ”
“Well, if you really don’t believe in my medical skills, I can promise you to stay in the capital city and not to return to Lin’an . But I have a request, I am to live back in the Prime Minister Mansion . Before the gamble ends, shall your eyes suffer any problem, I will immediately come and shoulder the responsibilities as long as someone gives me a message in Prime Minister Mansion . ”
“You are so hurried to escape from me, there are some secrets you are hiding, aren’t there?”
Bai Qingqing shuddered in her heart by his inquisitive eyes . Had he already sensed some traces about her identity?
The reincarnation of the soul was totally a fantasy to most people . If she had not experienced it personally, she would never believe it .
Thinking of this, she got some confidence back and pretended to be indifferent and said, “What secret of mine do you think that I would be possibly afraid of letting you know?”
Zhao Yuchen cracked a faint smile . “I can’t read your mind, and of course I don’t know what you are thinking . But, Bai Qingqing, there are some secrets that can be known by people even you haven’t told them…”
“What on earth are you trying to say?”
Bai Qingqing got insecure by his assertive tone . Although she knew he was a shrewd man, she did not realize that his shrewdness would be so intimidating .
Before Zhao Yuchen answered, she heard footsteps from outside . It was Ming Hao .
She saw him whisper in Zhao Yuchen’s ear with a solemn face .
Listening to him, Zhao Yuchen twisted his eyebrows and murmured, “Is the disease serious?”
“Eunuch Li said that all the doctors in the palace were at a loss what to do . ”
Zhao Yuchen then turned his eyes to Bai Qingqing . “We’ll attend to our things later . Now a thorny issue comes up and I need your help . I hope you don’t refuse my request . ”
Bai Qingqing never thought that Zhao Yuchen would bring her into the Imperial Palace .
She was no stranger here, because Zhao Yuchen’s real identity was the sixth generation of emperor of Great Yan Kingdom, Emperor Renzong .
He was the seventh prince of the former emperor . His mother was Empress Xiaozhen of Great Yan Kingdom who had died for many years . He had the real royal blood in his body and from the moment he was born, the name of Crown Prince had been crowned on him .
As far as she knew, the descendants of the Great Yan Kingdom were not prosperous .
The former emperor had six sons and three daughters . In addition to the princesses who had married far away, there were only the second prince, Zhao Yujing, the seventh prince, Zhao Yuchen, and ninth prince, Zhao Yuting, who were still alive .
The mother of the second prince, a maidservant of the former emperor, died of diseases shortly after his born .
Although the mother of the ninth prince, Zhao Yuting was an Imperial Concubine, she liked to maneuver all her ingenuity to win favor in the imperial harem while she was alive, so she was not welcomed by the former emperor .
Only Zhao Yuchen, the seventh prince born by Empress Xiaozhen, was the most noble child in the whole royal family .
From the day he was born, he was appointed as the Crown Prince by the former emperor . At the age of 18, he came to the throne and within a few years, the Great Yan Kingdom was shaped in good order under his governance .
The reason why Su Ruoqing in her last life became the Crown Princess from the future wife of the ninth princes, and finally was named as the Empress Xiaolie of the Great Yan Kingdom, was that she married a husband who did not care the public opinion at all .
So she did not feel a little strange when she saw the old Prime Minister Qin, who had huge power in his hands, humble himself before Zhao Yuchen .
The famous Emperor Renzong of the Great Yan Kingdom was indeed qualified to make the world bow down in front of him .
When she died as Su Ruoqing, her soul penetrated into the body of Bai Qingqing, who was thousands of lis (a kilometer is two lis) away from the capital .
She did not know much about the changes that had taken place in the court . She only heard vaguely that about three years ago, Emperor Renzong announced his abdication and the new emperor ascended and changed the reign title as Shunzong .
As for the identity of this Shunzong, Bai Qingqing did not pay much attention to it for she had determined to keep away from the Imperial Court .
But Bai Qingqing was shocked when Zhao Yuchen brought her into the Imperial Palace and she saw the emperor’s face personally .
The boy lying in the Dragon Bed was five or six years old, delicate and lovely .
To look at him carefully, she found the child’s appearance had seven tenths inherited from Zhao Yuchen, three tenths inherited from Su Ruoqing .
No, impossible! She couldn’t believe it .
In her memory, Su Ruoqing and Zhao Yuchen’s only son, Zhao Rui, was killed not long after he was born by his father in a fit of anger in the Hall of Safeness where the child used to live . The son was suspected by his father at that time that he was not legitimate .
Although she did not see her son’s corpse with her own eyes, Zhao Yuchen must have been serious about an issue like this .
But who else could the little emperor lying in the Dragon Bed with a weak face be?
Seeing the shocked face of Bai Qingqing, Zhao Yuchen once again confirmed Bai Qingqing’s identity in his heart .
If she were only a village maid in the countryside, she would not have been so calm when she was brought into the well-guarded palace .
When they came all the way to Palace of Harmony, the flunkeys in the palace knelt down to greet him and said Long Live the Sacred Emperor .
Sacred Emperor was the title of Zhao Yuchen after his abdication .
As the youngest Emperor Emeritus in the history of the Great Yan Kingdom, he did not choose to stay in the palace, but he built his own house in the eastern suburbs of the capital, named it Ink Garden, a place where all the unnecessary and overelaborate formalities in the palace were forsook . He also asked all people to call him Lord Seventh .
Bai Qingqing was not surprised by this, so it was not difficult to infer that from the beginning, she knew his real identity .
Seeing the appearance of Zhao Yuchen, the weak little emperor in the Dragon Bed suddenly took on a beautiful and red-blooded face .
The eunuchs and maids waiting in the Palace of Harmony saw the Emperor Emeritus’s gracious presence and all bowed down and knelt to welcome the emperor .
Of course, the most surprising thing was that the emperor’s eyes recovered after being blind for six whole years .
The little emperor struggled to get up from the Dragon Bed and stared at Zhao Yuchen, who entered the Palace of Harmony surrounded by people .
With the expectation of family and dependence on his father in his eyes, the soft and endearing voice seemed to be colored with a bit of sob and grievance tone .