Chapter 562: Pleasing Her Majesty (17)Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Ever since Ming Shu stayed overnight at Xianyu Palace, weird things started happening in the palace. All the good things would be sent to Xianyu Palace as if money were not an issue.
Also, Ming Shu asked people to collect rare and precious treasures and granted all of them to Xianyu Palace.
One time, she heard that the royal concubine complained about his palace looking too bland so she ordered people to renovate Xianyu Palace.
For that period of time, the royal concubine received all the love and grace of the empress.
The officials looked at the royal concubine who was gaining more and more love and felt that the nation was dead.
Junjue also felt that he was dead.
This idiot pushed him into the middle of the whirlwind. What kind of love is this? This is murder!
And yet, he couldn’t reject it.
It was hard to be a wise empress.
However, you only need half a month to be a foolish empress.
Before every morning session, the officials would prepare themselves mentally so that they would not die from anger.
“It is already autumn. Why is it still so hot?”
“Yes. What happened to the weather this year… Her Majesty’s mood is like the weather too. It is so hard to predict. Lord Li was beaten yesterday.”
“Do you all have any big issues to report today?”
Everyone kept quiet. There really was a big issue.
Ning Furong stood at the side and looked at them indifferently. She waited for the eunuch in front of her to invite them in. Ning Furong entered the throne room first.
When everyone was in position, Ming Shu came out slowly. A few maids followed behind her with pastries in their hands and placed them on her table.
The officials were already used to her idle att.i.tude. If you reprimanded her, you would be punished.
In order to not be punished, they could only pretend they didn’t see anything.
Ming Shu sat down and hugged a plate of snacks. She signaled at them to start their performance.
Ming Shu was bored listening to this bunch of people reporting all these small issues to her everyday. She wanted to be a really foolish empress and canceled the morning session.
“Your Majesty, I have something to report.”
Ming Shu waved her hand lazily. “Continue.”
The person that stepped forward was a military officer. His surname seemed to be Kong.
General Kong reported in a deep voice, “Infanta Ning’an s.n.a.t.c.hed civilian males and beat them to death on the spot. Lady Pingru ignored the issue and took Infanta Ning’an away, framing the victims for seducing Infanta Ning’an. This issue spread and everyone knows about it now. Please make a decision, Your Majesty.”
Who is Infanta Ning’an?
Ming Shu was confused for a moment before remembering who she was. Lady Pingru was the late empress’s little sister.
Infanta Ning’an was Lady Pingru’s daughter.
There were very few offspring of the imperial family so when Lady Pingru got this daughter, she pampered her with all her might.
Even the late empress doted on Infanta Ning’an. On the other hand, the crown princess, who was the Host, did not feel much love from the late empress.
Now, Infanta Ning’an s.n.a.t.c.hed away a civilian man and even beat him to death. However, Lady Pingru covered up for Infanta Ning’an and this issue was brought up to her over here.
Ming Shu sorted out the relationships. “Sentence her to whatever punishment she deserves. What decision is there to be made? Is the law there for show?”
The director of Dali Temple stood out and said hopelessly, “Your Majesty, Lady Pingru is protecting Infanta Ning’an. There is nothing I can do too.”
Ming Shu’s gaze landed on Ning Furong. “Prime Minister, what do you think?”
Ning Furong seemed to be prepared. She took two steps forward and replied, “Your Majesty, I am not sure about the details of this case. The director of Dali Temple should be the one telling you about the details. I do not dare to have any opinions.”
The director of Dali Temple was called again. He could only wipe the cold sweat off his forehead and open his mouth.
“There were many civilians who saw Infanta Ning’an beating the person to death on the streets that day… however, I have not investigated the case so I do not know if there are any hidden facts. Lady Pingru didn’t allow me to see Infanta Ning’an.”
The director of Dali Temple said everything skillfully. He answered the question without provoking Lady Pingru.
Even if Her Majesty was biased toward Lady Pingru, the “hidden facts” that he mentioned would help him a lot.
As for what Her Majesty was thinking, he didn’t know and didn’t dare to guess.
The empress was not close with the Lady Prime Minister anymore but her temper had gotten weirder.
To be in the king’s company is tantamount to living with a tiger. He should just keep his tail between his legs and be a good subordinate.
“Investigate it and once there is a conclusion, punish her accordingly. If anyone dares to stop you, ask them to look for me.”
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Ming Shu arrived at a decision.
Ming Shu raised her eyebrows. “You want to marry Meng Liang?”
Ning Furong looked up suddenly. However, she thought about it and felt that since she didn’t hide her actions these last few days, it was normal that she would know about it.
“I would like to marry General Meng Liang. Please do me this favor, Your Majesty.”
The officials went into an uproar again.
The prime minister wanted to marry Meng Liang. The Meng family held the military power and the prime minister held the power in court. If these two people got together, they would be really powerful.
This issue might be rejected… any ruler would reject his kind of marriage.
“If this gives you more courage to rebel, I will do you a favor. You two can get married soon.”
All the officials felt as though someone had slapped them.
Very good, they had a unique empress.
The official historian that was in charge of recording the morning session was going crazy. How the h.e.l.l was he supposed to record this?
Her Majesty encouraged the prime minister to rebel and even give her the military power to do so?
Ning Furong’s heart was palpitating hard too. However, she remained calm on the surface. “Thank you.”
“You are welcome. Hope to see you rebel soon.”
The officials: “…” This must be a fake empress.
“If there is nothing else, you all can leave.” Ming Shu carried her snacks and left immediately, without bothering to wait for their answer.
Once Ming Shu left, the officials heaved a sigh of relief for some reason. Although she sat there lazily, they didn’t feel relaxed at all.
“Did Her Majesty get upset?”
“Is she bewitched by evil spirits?”
“What happened between the prime minister and Her Majesty?”
When the prime minister didn’t agree to enter the palace that time, she a.s.signed the Xuan Emperor as the royal concubine.
Now, she was urging the prime minister to rebel…
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