Yan Anchun fell silent, not daring to say any more.
It wasn’t something she could decide. She was just a shadow.
Feng Qingtian turned around and summoned Qin Shou. “How has the princess been? Did anyone approach the Gu house?”
“The princess has been training since she returned to the house. She never met anyone.”
“Keep an eye on the Gu house and report anyone suspicious to me. Also, tell Qian’er to go to the Gu house. Lulu will progress faster with Dragon Spirit Blood.”
Feng Qingtian looked at the sky and whispered to himself, Lulu, what are you doing right now? Do you miss me?
Probably not. That woman practically didn’t care.
“My lord, it’s time to go to the royal palace…” While Feng Qingtian was thinking about Gu Bailu, the butler came in and gave him the reminder.
Feng Qingtian narrowed his eyes. Yes. It was time to go to the royal palace.
He couldn’t sleep with Lulu in his arms again until this matter was taken care of.
“To the royal palace.”
The royal palace was particularly lively today, as fireworks lit up the sky one after another.
It was the empress dowager’s birthday, which was celebrated extravagantly by the emperor every year.
Why was the emperor so nice to the empress dowager?
It was because the empress dowager had remarkable spiritual power. She was on par with Lady Murong in her prime.
The emperor had been ensconced on the throne precisely because the empress dowager had his back.
The empress dowager never asked the emperor to give the throne to Feng Qingtian because Feng Qingtian had never been able to touch any woman and might not have children.
Feng Qingtian was neither fond of nor hated this empress dowager, because she always kept a low profile and never participated in politics.
However, Feng Qingtian also knew that she wasn’t as uninvolved as she seemed.
Feng Qingtian took Qin Shou and Ye Huai with him to the royal palace.
The ministers all paid tribute to him respectfully.
But none of them dared to be too enthusiastic, because they all knew that the emperor and Prince Zi were on bad terms.
Prince Zi couldn’t be in a good mood now that he didn’t have a chance to be the crown prince anymore.
He had even kicked out the garbage of the Gu house because she was the reason why he had missed the grand audience the other day.
Feng Qingtian sat down expressionlessly in his seat.
He didn’t tell the ministers to go back, and the ministers could only stand there, not daring to return to their seats.
Ye Huai said, “Everybody, take a seat. It’s the empress dowager’s birthday today. Prince Zi wants everybody to have a good time.”
The ministers thanked him and sat down, but they were all uneasy.
The atmosphere today wasn’t right. Prince Zi told them to have a good time, but he didn’t seem delighted at all.
But it was the empress dowager’s birthday. He probably wouldn’t do anything even if he was upset.
“They’re all saying that Prince Zi has been cuckolded. That must be frustrating,” the ministers whispered to each other.
“Seriously? The baby isn’t Prince Zi’s?”
“If it’s Prince Zi’s, why would he kick her out? Prince Zi wants a child more than anything else now.”
“That’s right… But that woman is really lucky to be able to return home alive.”
“After all, there are few women that Prince Zi can touch. She may be useful later,” said one of the ministers.
“I’m told that she’s hiding in the Gu house, too scared to come out anymore…”
“Too scared to come out? Then who’s that woman over there?” exclaimed one of the ministers.