The wave of crisis just calmed like that.
Su Feng Nuan watched as Feng Sheng walked away, unsatisfied she turned her head around and unhappily asked the Empress Dowager, “How come the Empress Dowager gone back on her words?”
Empress Dowager looked at her, straightened her face and lectured, “You are a lady, your every action should be gentle and composed, how can you be so hot-tempered, and really take matters to your hands? “
Su Feng Nuan extended her arm to point to the Mo-Mo, “She is also a woman.”
Empress Dowager choked, “She is Mo-Mo!”
“A Mo-Mo is also a woman.” Su Feng Nuan was unwilling to give in, “She can hit people, why do I have to be gentle and composed?”
“She is a Mo-Mo, you are a lady.” Empress Dowager was starting to lose her temper, “How can you be like her?”
Su Feng Nuan was more unsatisfied, turned to Madam Su and complained, “Mother, the Empress Dowager is not being reasonable!”
“Recklessness!” At this time another Mo-Mo besides the Empress Dowager scolded in a loud voice.
Su Feng Nuan turned her head and went back to Madam Su’s side, and started to throw a tantrum. “Mother, the Palace really is no fun, even the Empress Dowager doesn’t stand by her words and is unreasonable. I don’t want to stay in the Palace, I want to go back to the Su Manor, I’ll absolutely not live in the Empress Dowager’s Palace, it’s no fun.”
Madam Su reached out and grabbed her, her face anxious, “Feng Nuan, stop messing around, no rudeness in front of the Empress Dowager.”
Su Feng Nuan glowered at her, “It’s obviously the Empress Dowager is being unreasonable!” After those words, she pushed away from Madam Su and said angrily, “If you want to stay you stay, I will not stay. The Imperial Palace is not fun at all.” With these words, she started running towards the direction out of the Palace.
Madam Su did not catch on to her, and she staggered from her hasty movement.
The Empress Dowager immediately shouted, “Come, stop her!”
The guards immediately stepped forward and stopped Su Feng Nuan.
Su Feng Nuan was initially angry, but seeing this, she was excited. Since going into the Palace she had to remove her sword, so she did not have any weapons. In a hurry, she bent over and only to hear a slamming sound. She tore off the extra skirt length tied to her leg. After that, she swayed her wrist and in a flicker of the eyes, the fabric transformed into a rope. She poured in her internal energy, whipping the rope towards the guards who intercepted her.
The court guards were all top of the tops, the best…
However, Su Feng Nuan only took two or three steps to beat-up more than a dozen of them.
Seeing this, the Empress Dowager instantly said in rage, “Come, more people!”
Quickly, another dozen rushed forward.
Seeing this, Su Feng Nuan lit up, twirling into the air, the twisted rope in her hand danced into a circle around her body, and the guards were scattered from the attack.
But it was dozens of people, after all, and not just a few. After being scattered apart, they took up their swords again.
What Su Feng Nuan held onto was not a sword, but a satin twisted rope, after a few attacks it was cut into pieces, leaving her without anything to rely on.
Seeing that she was trapped into the center by many swords, she stood still, discarding the remains of the rope in her hand. “The Empress Dowager is bullying me, fighting like this is unfair. I have no sword in my hand.” .
“You still want a sword?” The Empress Dowager laughed from the madness. “Definitely a spoiled girl! Daring and reckless!”
Su Feng Nuan looked at her sullenly, “Big bullying the small, many against one, strong against the meek. Not a honorable win!”
“Feng Nuan!” Madam Su glared, “Still not coming back!?!”
Su Feng Nuan shook her head, “I don’t want to!”
“Do you want to anger me to death?” Madam Su was mad.
Su Feng Nuan’s face quickly collapsed, murmured, “It’s Empress Dowager who is not unreasonable, but still blame me, I had been behaving before!”
Madam Su choked.
The Empress Dowager laughed sardonically, “Do you know that this is the Palace? The Emperor’s territory, in front of me, recklessness is not tolerated!”
Su Feng Nuan nodded, “I know, but even in the Emperor’s territory, in front of the Empress Dowager, the Empress Dowager still shouldn’t be unreasonable.”
The Empress Dowager was flabbergasted.
At this time, from not far away came a laugh, the laughter wasn’t very loud or clear, but it seems very carefree, “Yes that is right, even in the Emperor’s territory, in front of the Empress Dowager, the Empress Dowager should not be unreasonable.”
When everyone heard they all turned in unison and saw a middle-aged man in a golden robes walking in front. Feng Sheng and a dozen servants followed orderly behind. Without the grandness displayed by the Empress Dowager, just walking over in a casual manner.
Madam Su quickly kneeled to the ground.
The group of Mo-Mo, palace ladies, eunuchs, and guards behind the Empress Dowager also quickly knelt orderly on the ground.
At this time, only Su Feng Nuan stood in the same spot, staring at the approaching person. He was similar to her father’s age, but he looks older than his father. Under the rays of the son, the dragons embroidered on the golden robe shined brilliantly onto the Emperor’s face reflecting his magnificence, but his facial features were gentle, did not look a bit overpowering.
“This is Lady Su? Definitely have inherited the good looks of Madam Su.” The emperor came forward and smiled at the Su Feng Nuan.
Madam Su looked up and seeing Su Feng Nuan still standing in the same place, immediately instructed, “Feng Nuan, quickly kneel down!”
Su Feng Nuan with a “Oh” quickly knelt on the ground, but did not bow her head, just starting at the emperor, smiling as she greeted, “Long live Huang-shang1Addressing the Emperor for ten thousand years!”
The Emperor laughed again. “Well, I will take your kind words and hope that I can really ten thousand years. Be excused!2Can get up.“
Su Feng Nuan immediately stood up.
The Emperor also said to Madam Su, “Madam may be excused too.”
Madam Su also stood up.
The Emperor turned to the Empress Dowager. “I had summoned Madam Su and Lady Su, didn’t expect to have disturbed Mother. I thought that Mother was still upset with me because I had punished the Queen this morning.”
Empress Dowager scoffed, “If the I did not come out of the Ci’an Palace, would the Emperor have muddly broke the rules of the ancestors? Women can not step into the Royal Study, does Huang-shang3Addressing the Emperor not know?”
The Emperor shook his head. “Mother is wrong, I remember it is harem women. Madam Su and Lady Su are not women of the harem. Since the establishment of the Southern Qi Dynasty, the ancestors have not established such rule. So I have not broken any rules.”
The Empress Dowager was flabbergasted again.
The Emperor looked up at the sun above his head and said gently, “The hot sun is hot today, it is not suitable for Mother to be sun basking outside for too long, how about go back to the palace to rest.” After those words, he turned to Madam Su and Su Feng Nuan, “Follow me!”
Madam Su looked at the Empress Dowager.
The Empress’s expression was grim and said angrily, “Although the ancestors did not have such rules, but neither has the ancestors of the past dynasties allowed any woman to step foot into the Royal Study, this is an unwritten rule. Huang-shang4Addressing the Emperor breaking the rules like this, what is the intention? Where can’t you have a meeting, that you insist on the Royal Study?”
The Emperor heard her words and nodded. “What Mother said, it makes sense.” After saying so, said to the two, “How about this, the Hanlin Academy has been working on edits for historical accounts, so the Grand Secretariat have not been to the Palace for many days. I also want to see his progress and have been wanting to go to the Grand Secretariat Manor, let’s make it today. The Grand Secretariat Manor is Madam Su’s maiden house, you both come with me!”
Madam Su looked at the Empress Dowager.
The Emperor suddenly laughed, “Madam Su why are you always looking at my Mother? Is my words not as useful on you as the Empress Dowager?”
Madam Su hurriedly bowed her head. “Your steward’s5your official’s wife do not dare!”
“Than let’s go!” The Emperor started walking first, and beckoning to Su Feng Nuan, “Little girl, is fighting fun?”
Su Feng Nuan immediately ran up to him him, nodded and saying happily, “It’s fun!”
The Emperor looked at her torn skirt showing a pair of bare feet that was larger than the average woman, asked with a funny smile, “Not use to wearing complicated clothes?”
Su Feng Nuan nodded, “The skirt is too long, too many streamers to, and layers after layers, difficult to even light up my feet.”
The Emperor laughed, “All the ladies in the Imperial City
all are dressed like this. After you get used to it it’s fine.”
Su Feng Nuan hearing that her face went dejected.
The Emperor laughed again, “But you are the daughter of the General. The General’s Manor is different from others. If the general’s daughter is weak, and cant weld a sword. Don’t know martial arts, is a waste of your background. So, I will allow you to not need to worry about etiquette and dressing, as long as acceptable is fine.”
“Really?” Su Feng Nuan’s eyes lit up instantly.
“Of course it is true, what comes out of the Emperor’s mouth are jaded, how can it not count?” The Emperor smiled.
“Long live the Emperor, ten thousand years, many ten thousands of years!” Su Feng Nuan cheered.
The Emperor let out a big laughter.
Madam Su saw the Empress Dowager’s sulky face, yet not seeming to have the intention of stopping the Emperor from bringing her and Su Feng Nuan out of the Palace. She quietly bid farewell to the Empress Dowager, and followed after the emperor, leaving the Palace with the Su Feng Nuan.