The Regent’s Little Emperor (21)
All these memorials regarding critical events, even he had to carefully consider the costs when making decisions. But the little emperor worked quicker than him, also resolving them similarly.
Just where was her talent mediocre?
The little emperor was certainly a scholarly monarch.
Bai Weiwei, hearing this, suddenly lost her enthusiasm.
She smiled coldly, “If I didn’t put on a show of being mediocre, would Imperial Consort Shu spare me?”
There was no warmth in Bai Weiwei’s eyes, “Why do you think I am so weak? It was a bowl of poison from Imperial Consort Shu. My imperial father knew that she had done it, and even covered it up for her.”
Xie Yunting hadn’t considered that she had gone through such suffering.
He saw her sharp eyes, her cold temperament. It seemed that thinking of the past made her miserable.
Bai Weiwei smiled sadly, “So what if I’m the child of the empress, how could I not understand my father’s thoughts? He only saw Imperial Consort Shu, only saw my brother, who was only two months older than me.”
“I didn’t understand anything when I was a kid and worked very hard. Imperial Consort Shu’s one bowl of poison destroyed my health.”
While speaking to him, her eyes turned red.
“I realized then I was nothing more than a shield. My imperial father used me as a shield for my brother, waiting until I grew up to remove my position as crown prince and give the throne to my brother.”
Bai Weiwei couldn’t suppress the sob of pain in her throat.
When she turned around, her body was shaking. “Xie Yunting, I’ve been pretending to be mediocre for years. It wasn’t to be a useless person, but to take down Imperial Consort Shu and successfully take the throne.”
Xie Yunting didn’t expect that the little emperor’s mediocrity was just a cover.
Her acting was too good. She was full of talent but viciously suppressed.
It was hard to imagine how much she had suffered.
Bai Weiwei’s voice sounded exhausted, “I pretended for all these years, but you have shattered all my hope.”
Xie Yunting heard the despair in her voice.
He thought, if he were in her shoes, ready to pick the fruits of her years of labor, he was sure he would spit blood.
Bai Weiwei suddenly said: “We’re tired. You leave.”
Xie Yunting looked at the scattered notes, reached out to clean them up, and said, “Will the emperor not read them?”
Bai Weiwei turned towards him with a taunting smile. “Your cheap tricks, how could we not see clearly? What is the point of reviewing them? If we say we will not permit the marriage, would you still be willing to listen?”
Xie Yunting only felt a bitter taste in his mouth.
Indeed, the marriage alliance was the most advantageous for him. After all, he didn’t care if the princess died or not.
If he could let his troops recover, he wouldn’t even care about ten dead princesses.
But these grim words, in front of Bai Weiwei’s proud and dignified manner, just seemed incredibly insignificant and vulgar.
His purpose for coming here this time, wasn’t it to humiliate her?
He thought she was naturally mediocre and didn’t believe that she was full of talent and pride.
Xie Yunting felt all sorts of emotions mixed together and almost couldn’t bear it.
His tone became mild, “This official will retire first.”
It was the first time he had ever bowed his arrogant head to her.
【Ding. The male lead’s favorability has increased to 15.】
Xie Yunting walked out the door, unable to help himself from looking at her.
He saw her holding a brush, eyes sad.
And then he thought back to just now when she was reviewing the memorials, her spirited expression.
She was clearly a genius who could spread her wings and fly.
But his arrival broke her wings, and her talents once again turned to dust.