Silent Lover 2 (Tanhua) - Chap 2
Chapter 2 Marriage
Song Liqing went in without knowing.
“Engagement? When will I have an engagement with… Your Highness?”
Jun Qiyu tried to find a flaw in his bewildered expression.
Song Liqing shook his head and said, “I never knew when and what His Highness said about the engagement.”
Jun Qiyu lost her patience. If she hadn’t been in front of the Hall of Supreme Harmony, she might have had an attack on the spot.
“Father called me back to Beijing and mentioned in the imperial decree that you intended to marry me. Didn’t you instigate it in the capital? You have the guts to push the emperor, but you don’t have the guts to admit it. Why are you pretending to be innocent?!”
Song Liqing couldn’t argue with anything, except that he had seen the emperor in the palace examination, he had never had the honor to speak a word with the emperor.
Seeing that he was speechless, Jun Qiyu guessed it was right.
“I have nothing to say? I don’t know why you dare, based on the love you had as a classmate ten years ago? Do you think I will favor you? Dreaming!”
Song Liqing opened his mouth, and an indescribable bitterness poured out.
It turns out that the memories he regarded as precious are worthless in Jun Qiyu’s eyes.
“No, I really haven’t proposed marriage to the Holy One, how can I have the qualifications…”
“It’s good that you know.” Jun Qiyu interrupted him in a cold voice, “Since you didn’t do it, that’s fine, meet Tianyan later, if Father mentions this matter, if you still want to keep that little You’d better refuse me the love of your childhood sweetheart, otherwise you will not only lose some face in the street like today!”
After finishing speaking, Jun Qiyu walked away without waiting for Song Liqing to respond.
“His Royal Highness!” Song Liqing looked at the voice behind him and said, “Marrying me…does it make you so disgusted? Is it so disgusting…you can’t help asking questions once you return to the capital?”
“Yes.” Jun Qiyu didn’t turn her head back, “The thing I despise the most is someone who is unscrupulous and even treats marriage as a transaction. Don’t let me down.”
Song Liqing’s shadow looked bleak and lonely in the huge palace, he sighed silently.
In your impression, would I be this kind of person?
I never expected such a thing.
The return of the Northwest Army squadron to the court was the top priority, and it took two hours for the crown prince and the general to report on their duties, and the new Jinshi was left aside.
The crown prince has achieved success in his training, and the emperor is naturally very happy, and the court is full of joy. It wasn’t until he talked about rewarding the general that the atmosphere suddenly cooled down.
Emperor Xuan sat on the ninety-five supreme position, with a majestic dragon face and a deep voice, the majesty of the founding emperor made people dare not look directly at him.
“Song Aiqing has made great achievements in the Western Regions these years, and I have always remembered it in my heart, so I don’t need to repeat it. I will seal you…” Emperor Xuan seemed to think for a moment before saying, “Bon En, a first-class Duke, will not be replaced by hereditary.”
All the civil and military courts were in an uproar!
Jingguo is the first Duke of the State since the founding of the country! And hereditary does not replace! As long as Jing Guo is here, the Song family’s lintel will not decline. It is really impossible to think of a higher honor, and all the officials in the court are so envious that their teeth ache.
Song Qing immediately knelt down and kowtowed to thank her.
Emperor Xuan raised his hand and said: “You have followed me for many years, and you have been born and died on the battlefield. Although you are not a blood relative, you are better than a brother. Alas… sorry for the past. You guarded a country for me, and it is difficult to reunite with your family once in ten years. This time Let’s take a good rest, unload the burden of the general, and share the family relationship.”
The court is quiet, and usually the emperor’s words are the key points.
This is to withdraw Song Qing’s military power and hand over the military talisman.
Song Qing kowtowed and said, “I don’t have anything long to do except kill the enemy. It is the greatest kindness for me to continue to lead the army…”
Song Qing spent his entire life as a soldier, but he just wanted to continue fighting on the battlefield.
“Hey.” Emperor Xuan interrupted him, remembering something and said, “I just remembered, Song Aiqing, your Lin’er is amazing. He got the first grade in high school in the first palace examination, and neither of you father and son had time to say a word. Right? Where is Xinke Tanhua?”
Song Liqing walked out from the corner at the end of the court hall, bowing his head and saluting upright.
“Song Liqing sees the emperor.”
A friendly smile appeared on Emperor Xuan’s face.
“Stay flat, get up. Sure enough, Longzhang is handsome. I have always liked you as a child. Song Aiqing is lucky to have you. I am so envious. It’s a pity that this rebellious son of mine only likes to wield knives and guns. He is a barbarian.”
This is nothing more than Emperor Xuan’s modest words, Song Liqing hurriedly replied: “His Royal Highness is a gifted talent from heaven, with a photographic memory, and his talent is actually a hundred times better than mine.”
Emperor Xuan was very useful, and his eyes spoiled: “He is very like a queen in that he has a photographic memory, but he is too playful to waste his studies. I still remember that you were childhood sweethearts, and you were tired of playing together when you were young… Now you are also married. The age of marriage is not as good as if I give you and Qiyu a marriage, and you will be a family with me from now on, would you like it?”
Song Liqing raised his head in surprise, and noticed a threatening gaze from Jun Qiyu’s side.
All this happened so fast that Song Liqing didn’t even have time to think about it.
Upon seeing this, Emperor Xuan added another sentence: “If you agree, you can be the prince’s attendant in the future, and you will be with Qiyu day and night, so as to teach me this incompetent injustice. Of course, I am just a matchmaker. If you don’t intend to, you will have no part , I am not angry, I can appoint you as the General Secretary of the General Administration, and you can pursue your own career in the officialdom, everything is up to you to choose.”
Song Liqing couldn’t accept it for a while.
Compared with the fifth-rank general affairs secretary who holds real power, the prince’s servant is just a low-ranking idle job with no hope of promotion. How can it be compared?
If he accepts the marriage gift and becomes a servant of the prince, his future will be bleak from now on. But the Song family became the relatives of the emperor and shared the honor and disgrace with the royal family. Emperor Xuan could rest assured to leave his father’s military power for the time being. It was a happy situation for all.
But this will violate Jun Qiyu’s order.
If you refuse to marry, Emperor Xuan will definitely remove his father as a general and take away the military amulet to greet the Song family, because Emperor Xuan will never allow father and son to be officials in the court at the same time. Song?
Song Liqing was caught in a dilemma.
This decision is related to his official career, his father’s long-cherished wish in his life, the lintel of the Song family, and the ups and downs of the court.
This is not his choice, it is just a choice made by him, Xuandi’s choice.
Either road is a dead end, and there is no choice for any choice.
In this, marriage is just a bond of power, and love is just a dispensable accessory.
No wonder Jun Qiyu is so disgusted!
How could a man with a free nature like him tolerate others manipulating his marriage?
It turns out that in front of the imperial power, one’s own wishes are so irrelevant.
Song Liqing caught Jun Qiyu’s oppressive eyes from the corner of his eye.
He is destined to disappoint Jun Qiyu.
Song Liqing felt completely numb, thanking her almost numbly, “Emperor Enhao, thank you Holy One for the marriage…”
Sure enough, when he said these words, this gaze became extremely disgusting, as if he was looking at something disgusting.
“However…” Song Liqing’s red lips had already bitten the tooth marks, “I agreed to give the marriage just because I wholeheartedly admire His Highness the Crown Prince, and I am willing to marry His Highness and stay with him until the end of life, nothing else.”
No matter how many explanations she gave, Jun Qiyu remained unmoved, no matter how sweet the love words were at this time, they seemed pale and powerless, and everything was just Song Liqing’s needless struggle.
Emperor Xuan was very satisfied, and his smile was even bigger: “Since you are affectionate and he is interested, it would be even better. It is the prince’s blessing to have you as a good match. Don’t worry, I will arrange a big gift for you, to comfort the ancestors of the world, and I will definitely not humiliate you.” about you……”
Only Jun Qiyu dared to interrupt Emperor Xuan so loudly.
“Father.” Jun Qiyu said decisively, “I don’t agree!”
Song Liqing looked at him, not surprised.
Emperor Xuan’s eyelids moved slightly: “Why?”
Jun Qiyu faced Emperor Xuan directly, and said sonorously: “Song Liqing and I were just playmates when we were young, and he and I… didn’t have much affection at all, even if there was, I was young at the time, and I have long since forgotten it now! ”
Every word to punish the heart is for Song Liqing.
Emperor Xuan half-jokingly pretended to be relaxed and said: “It’s understandable for you to catch Zhou and hug him and not let go. Forget about it. Later, when you have a memory, you cling to him tightly. If you snatch the hydrangea from the yellow-flowered girl, you must give it to him. , pretending to be the bridegroom to get married all over the street, and making jokes all over the capital, have you forgotten?”
Jun Qiyu retorted: “Children can’t count what they do, and times have changed. I don’t know what kind of character he is now. I will find my own good relationship.”
Children play and do countless things…
Song Liqing’s heart cracked, and he covered the dangling waistband with his palm.
Originally, he didn’t like to hang any ornaments on his body, but because he regarded the concentric tassel as a treasure, he put on a jade pendant and wore it with him.
How come… can’t count?
It turns out that not only the tassels will age and fade, but also the affection.
Emperor Xuan’s tone has become severe: “Your marriage? Can you tell the difference between right and wrong? I think Li Qing is much more sensible than you. He is more than enough for you. You are the one to climb!”
Jun Qiyu sneered, still stubborn: “Since he is so outstanding, it is not easy to marry whoever he marries? Jing Guo has many men who are well-matched to him, so there is no need to wrong him because I am the prince! … I hope the emperor will see clearly. , take it back to life!”
A reprimand made all civil and military officials stand in awe.
Emperor Xuan has only this only son, and he has always held it in his palm, pampering him lawlessly, and he reluctantly sent him to the Western Regions for training. This is probably the first time that Emperor Xuan was so angry with the crown prince.
“I thought that after a few years of hard work, you could change your arrogant temperament. It seems that I spoiled you too much. Marriage matters, parents’ orders, I am the king of a country, can’t I be your master?”
Although Jun Qiyu was overbearing, she had no choice but to restrain herself when she offended Longyan, but her face was full of stubbornness and disobedience.
“Okay.” Jun Qiyu said angrily, “I agree to grant the marriage, but I have two conditions. If the emperor agrees, I have nothing else to say.”
Emperor Xuan lowered his eyes in displeasure, to see what other tricks he had.
Jun Qiyu immediately replied: “First, please give me a mansion outside the palace. I don’t want to live in the East Palace and be controlled by others.”
Jun Qiyu was at the age of rebellion, so Emperor Xuan turned a blind eye and stopped entangled in these details.
“Second.” Jun Qiyu glanced at Song Liqing, “My marriage with Song Liqing will be postponed until after I marry Hu Nuer.”
Emperor Xuan frowned: “Hu Nuer?”
“Yes.” Jun Qiyu smiled lightly, “He is a slave I brought back from the Western Regions, and I plan to marry him as the crown prince and concubine. Song Liqing… is only worthy of being my concubine!”
The courtiers were completely silent, holding their breath, and the Hall of Supreme Harmony was as quiet as death.
Jun Qiyu actually wanted Tangtang Tanhualang to be the concubine of a captive slave!
The crown prince is transferring all his rebellious dissatisfaction with Emperor Xuan to Song Liqing, using him to vent his anger.
In front of the civil and military forces of the Manchu Dynasty, they nakedly humiliated him.
Emperor Xuan was so angry that his face was gloomy, he grabbed a booklet and threw it at him.
“It’s a big joke in the world! I think you’ve been fooled by lard… you’re a stupid thing!”
The thick fold hit Jun Qiyu’s forehead, and a bruise suddenly appeared, scratching the skin, Jun Qiyu wiped the oozing blood casually, not paying attention at all.
“I value it in my heart, so what if I’m a slave? Even a fairy in the sky is worthless to those who force it on me.”
Then he walked up to the kneeling Song Liqing, condescending.
“Didn’t you say you adore me? Since it’s love, you probably don’t care about status, right? Is it true that a concubine’s white hair is not old? To be the crown prince’s concubine, are you willing enough? Song Liqing?”
Jun Qiyu raised the corner of her mouth with a sarcasm on her face.
Song Liqing lowered his eyebrows and nodded, his face had already lost all blood.
The pain in his heart spread to his whole body, engulfing him. He only felt that his whole body was icy cold, and his heart was also cold.
“Answer me!” Jun Qiyu snorted and asked, “Really?”
Pa—a drop of tear fell on the white jade slate, and transparent shallow flowers bloomed.
Song Liqing still didn’t get rid of this habit of crying easily. When he was a child, Jun Qiyu made him cry and would coax him.
Song Liqing pinched her thigh and tried to stop her tears.
He knows that the cheapest thing in the world is the poor tears of no one. The saddest thing is the love without identity.
Seeing the tears, Jun Qiyu’s heart softened a little, but her mouth was unrelenting.
“You are still like this. You cry and cry when you don’t like it. It’s just that people sympathize with you. I wronged you, right? You don’t want to be a concubine, and you talk about love and admiration. It’s just a rhetoric, clever words, really being a bitch and setting up an archway …”
At this time, it was Song Qing who knelt on the ground with a plop.
“The Holy Majesty bestowed the marriage originally out of good intentions, and it was a great honor for the Song family, but Li Qing has no talent or virtue, and is really not worthy of the crown prince’s gold and jade. Although my son comes from a humble background, he is not someone who is wanted by no one. People hurt, let others trample and bully you, but if the old father is still alive, he will have a home to return to, and someone will love you! The emperor is also a father, so he should empathize with you… Please take back the marriage gift, the minister has no choice but to disobey, and is willing to die on the battlefield to make atonement, Never return to Beijing!”
After all, it was his own child, he couldn’t bear to see Song Liqing suffer such humiliation.
Song Liqing burst into tears. Although he is only an adopted son, he has always been loved and loved more than his own. How can I repay? On the contrary, he was humiliated and made his father feel sad.
“Song Qing’s words are serious, it’s just this rebellious son who is in a daze.”
Now that the matter has come to this point, Emperor Xuan also showed helplessness, but he can’t be easily swayed by Jun Qiyu because of his promise.
“Jun Qiyu.” Emperor Xuan called his name directly, “If you want to belittle him, I will lift him up. Tell the world, give Song Liqing a golden sword, regardless of marriage, Song Liqing will treat him as the crown prince and concubine, and three days later marry!”
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