Published at 14th of February 2022 01:26:42 PM

Chapter 680: Even Standing Next To Him Was A Great Insult

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Chapter 680: Even Standing Next To Him Was A Great Insult

Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation

“Duke Ji, since His Majesty forgot to take the bangle back, I’ll do it in his stead, or else you’d have to come all the way here again when His Majesty remembers it later. You’re already advanced in age, and it’s better if you travel less. Since His Majesty’s already shown mercy, you should go and take First Miss Ji out of the palace as soon as possible,” said Zhu Yu cheerfully.

Ji Qingyuan was a little irritated to hear this.

No matter what, he was still a Rank One court official. How was this lowly maidservant in any place to drive him away?

Moreover, for some reason, he found it unpleasant to hear the term Prudence Consort being changed to First Miss Ji.

However, he refused to get angry with a mere maidservant and eventually stood up indignantly.

Although Zhao Qian was playing badminton with Chu Qi, his sharp eyes and ears had caught on to his master’s handling of Ji Linghui. At this moment, seeing Ji Qingyuan standing up, he found an opening and called out to him, “Please wait for a while, Duke Ji. I’ll bring you to fetch Miss Ji once I finish this game with Chu Qi.”

Hearing this, Ji Qingyuan was a little displeased and was about to say something when he heard a loud thwack. Zhao Qian had just smashed the shuttlecock toward Chu Qi with all his might.

Ji Qingyuan instantly felt dizzy.

Meanwhile, Zhu Yu walked into the room and presented the bangle respectfully to Long Yang. “Your Majesty, the late Empress Dowager’s bangle.”

Long Yang glanced at it, then turned to look at Lu Liangwei. “Do you like this bangle, Weiwei?”

Hearing this, Lu Liangwei looked up from her food.

This bangle had been in her hands once but then went back to Ji Linghui. She never expected that it would appear before her again one day and in such a manner, too.

However, she was not fond of wearing bangles that others had already worn. It was fine as a collectible but not an accessory, especially when it used to be Ji Linghui’s treasure.

She shook her head. “I don’t like it.” She then raised her left wrist. “I’m happy with just this one from you.”

Seeing that she genuinely did not like it, Long Yang said to Zhu Yu, “Did you hear that? Your mistress doesn’t like it. You can deal with it however you see fit.”

Zhu Yu naturally heard what her mistress said, but the Emperor’s words made her eyes widen in an instant.

She stroked the bangle in her hands. This was the bangle worn by the late Empress Dowager, but if the Emperor told her to deal with it however she saw fit, that would mean that…

She was about to express her gratitude when she heard her mistress say nonchalantly, “Great, just treat it as dowry that His Majesty and I have given you in advance. This is no ordinary bangle. If you ever find a man you fancy, you can bring this jade bangle and ask us to grant your marriage.”

Hearing this, Zhu Yu stamped her foot in embarrassment. “You’re poking fun at me again, Miss.”

Lu Liangwei glanced at her and said to Long Yang, “Just look at how delighted this girl is; I bet she won’t be able to sleep at night. I just wonder which good man is going to fall victim to her.”

Zhu Yu immediately blushed as red as a tomato and whined in annoyance, “You’re so mean, Miss. I don’t want to talk to you anymore.” With that, she clutched her pounding heart and ran out.

She finally stopped when she came to a deserted spot. As she looked at the bangle in her hand, a thought came to her mind.

She knew that what her mistress said was only a joke, but if she were to use this jade bangle to ask the Emperor to grant her a marriage, would she be able to…

The thought sent her heart racing faster, but soon, she calmed down again.

How could she harbor such inordinate ambitions?

She and the Heir Presumptive were worlds apart, and even standing next to him was a great insult. How could she….

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