Feng Chaoge took a bite of the sweet and refreshing cake as her eyes looked at Su Shi in confusion.
Su Shi asked, “Is it sweet?”
Just as the words came out of her mouth, Feng Chaoge reacted and frowned, “You treat~ me as a child?”
This person actually fed her something?
Su Shi said indifferently, “Since Your Majesty is not a child, how could you still did such childish things?”
“When did I become childish ……”
Thinking back to what the other party had just said, Feng Chaoge realized, “You mean Chen Qingluan?”
Su Shi nodded and said bluntly, “I don’t want you to find trouble with her.”
She had a special status and did not need to have too many hesitation.
But Chen Qingluan was an officer in the imperial court, so if she was targeted by the Holy Empress, there was no telling how much trouble she would face.
Feng Chaoge’s expression turned cold.
The two had not seen each other for a long time.
They just met, and he blames her in favor of another woman?
“I only met Chen Qingluan once, it’s not like I really did anything.”
“I risked the world for you by sending troops to the Western Region, and in the end, I’m still to blame by you?”
However, Feng Chaoge did not say these words.
She was an empress and must not have the slightest weakness.
Suppressing all her grievances to the bottom of her heart, she coldly said, “Now I don’t want to see ……”
Before the word “you” could be uttered, her entire body froze.
She saw Su Shi take out a statue and put it on the table.
It was a woman wearing a gorgeous phoenix robe.
Her appearance was incomparable, with phoenix eyes and crescent moon eyebrows, and a touch of cinnabar between the eyebrows.
It was Feng Chaoge herself.
Only her appearance was very different from now on.
The statue held a wine jug in its hand, its eyes were losing, its hair was scattered in a bun, and its eyebrows were slightly less majestic.
“This is ……”
“This is the gift I prepared for you.”
A little more petite and cute.
“I went to the western region, but I happened to get caught up in the war, thanks to you sending troops to help me.”
Su Shi shrugged his shoulders, “You are an empress, you have everything you need, I have nothing to give you, so I made little trinkets for you.”
Feng Chaoge’s eyes moved slightly, “You made this with your own hands?”
She already had the answer to this question in her heart.
Because other than Su Shi, no one had ever seen her drunk.
Su Shi nodded, “Of course, do you like it?”
Feng Chaoge was silent for a moment and said in a low voice, “It’s ugly, I don’t like it at all.”
While saying this, she carefully picked up the statue.
This was the first time in her life that she had received a gift.
“This man turns out to have a bit of a conscience.”
The pent-up aggression in her heart slightly disappeared.
Su Shi smiled and said, “You’re not angry anymore, are you?”
Feng Chaoge hummed, “You’re coaxing me, do you think I’m so easy to fool?”
Su Shi shook his head and smiled bitterly.
This empress really was not easy to fool.
“Then what do you want?”
Feng Chaoge thought for a moment and said, “The Huben Army is rushing to the Western Region for you, so let’s deduct the military expenses from your salary, if you calculate it, it should be enough for a few years.”
War is a game that burns money.
Huben’s army was the elite army of the empire, and every trip was very expensive, not to mention this long-distance journey of 10,000 miles.
Su Shi: “……”
Exploitation, blatant exploitation!
I haven’t even received my salary yet, And I’ve already fallen into poverty!
She’s not a rich woman, this is clearly a blood-sucking capitalist!
Seeing his helpless look, a sly smile flashed across Feng Chaoge’s eyes. At this moment, a female officer’s voice came from outside the hall: “Your Majesty, the military drill grounds are ready.”
Feng Chaoge stood up, “Let’s go. ”
Su Shi asked curiously, “What am I coming for?”
“To accompany me in the military parade!”
Parades could be held at any time.
Outside the Imperial Palace, an eight-sided military drill ground.
Civilian and military officials stand on the stands.
The large army below is in full force, neatly organized, and cannot be seen through to the end.
The air was filled with an aura of carnage.
In this country a military parade is a major event.
Linlang has a long history of military parades.
Previously, large military parades were only held at major festivals, or when welcoming state guests.
It was more of a ritual to please the emperor than a formality.
It was usually only held once every six years.
However, after Feng Chaoge ascended the throne, radical reforms were made.
Various military departments were reorganized and even the Minister of War was replaced three times.
This has led to a martial arts culture within the army, with strong soldiers and brave generals.
The power of the Linlang state was heightened.
“Her Majesty has arrived.”
With a shout, a luxurious phoenix carriage entered the scene of the crowd.
“Greetings Your Majesty.”
The civil and military officials knelt down one after another.
The palaquin door opened and a bright yellow phoenix robe slowly stepped down, “All rise.”
“Thank you, Your Majesty.”
The courtiers had just stood up when their legs suddenly became weak.
Only to see another figure, a handsome man in a white python robe emerge from the open palanquin door.
“Sir, Sir Duke?”
“Sir Duke has returned?”
The eyes of the crowded courtiers swirled around.
Su Shi had just arrived in Weiyang Capital and the news had yet to spread, and now that he had arrived in the same palaquin as Her Majesty, they were momentarily shocked.
Everyone clearly remembered that the previous Sir Duke had turned the imperial capital upside down!
Feng Chaoge sat on the phoenix chair in the middle, with the sun and moon canopy supporting it.
The civil and military officials stood behind them, all standing upright.
Feng Chaoge ordered, “Go and bring the chair.”
Moments later, Eunuch Wei brought a wooden chair, “Your Majesty, where should I put this chair?”
Feng Chaoge stared at the imperial canopy, got up and moved the phoenix chair a little further, “Put it beside me.”
Eunuch Wei put the chair in place.
The two chairs could only barely be covered by the shadow of the canopy.
Feng Chaoge looked at Su Shi, “Come and sit down.”
Su Shi walked over and sat down, shaking his head, “Why do you need to bother like that? This phoenix seat is so big, why don’t you and I just sit squeeze next to each other?”
Feng Chaoge said, “Who would want to sit squeeze next to you? You are getting sassier every day.”
“It’s not like we have never been squeeze to each other before ……”
Behind them, civilian and military officials listened anxiously.
Most likely the only person who dared to talk to the Holy Empress like that under the sky was Sir Duke, right?
It was just that Her Majesty still favoured him.
Beside her, Eunuch Wei lowered his head and bowed his head, cold sweat sliding down his temples.
As expected of Sir Duke, Her Majesty was still calm as ever ……
At this moment, the imperial female official walked over and bowed, “Your Majesty, the time has come.”
Feng Chaoge nodded, “Let us begin.”
A melodious gong sounded.
“Linlang military parade, Holy Empress observing the soldiers ……”
“Great Parade, Begin!”
As the last syllable fell, the silent courtyard instantly rumbled!