Su Xi-er interceded, “Although he’s the Emperor, he is also still a child; you shouldn’t be so strict. When the time comes, His Majesty will naturally know when to have a sense of propriety.”


What she said was exactly to Situ Lin’s taste, making him feel that Su Xi-er was truly delightful. I must treat Imperial Aunt extremely well in the future! With Imperial Aunt around, I will never have to fear Imperial Uncle again!


Unaware of Situ Lin’s little scheme, Pei Qianhao no longer reprimanded him, and instead continued to feed Su Xi-er.


About halfway through the bowl, Su Xi-er stopped him. “There’s still a bowl there. Go and drink it.”


Situ Lin interrupted. “Imperial Uncle said that a tough man shouldn’t drink what is meant for women, and that White Fungus Lotus Seed soup is for women.”


Su Xi-er looked at Pei Qianhao. “Where did your strange theory come from? Go and drink it to nourish your body.”


Situ Lin couldn’t help but widen his eyes. Imperial Aunt is so powerful! She directly shot Imperial Uncle down!


Pei Qianhao understood that Su Xi-er was worried about his condition. Even if I refuse, she’ll come up with some other way to make me drink it with her obstinate personality.


Hence, he walked over to the table and picked up the bowl of soup before starting to drink.


Incredulity was written all across Situ Lin’s face. Imperial Uncle drank it! He once very solemnly told me that men shouldn’t eat what’s meant for women, yet he just drank the bowl of White Fungus Lotus Seed soup!


Situ Lin became slightly smug when he finally came back to his senses.


However, just as he did so, Pei Qianhao pulled him up by his collar and threw him outside the hall, closing the doors before he even had a chance to beg for help.


The poor Situ Lin could only innocently blink as he tried to push on the closed door.


After sighing for a while, Situ Lin left, his mischievous expression immediately supplanted by one of solemnity. In front of outsiders, I must fully display the disposition of an emperor!


Inside the room, Su Xi-er watched Pei Qianhao walk over. “You are too strict towards His Majesty.”


“It’s for his own good. Even if he’s a child, he’s only younger than Nanzhao’s Emperor by four years. If he doesn’t quickly become sensible, Beimin’s future will lag behind Nanzhao’s.”


Su Xi-er was reminded of Ning Lianchen once again. If Nanzhao had been peaceful, and if I were still around, perhaps Lianchen would have been even more mischievous than Situ Lin.


“What's wrong?” Sensing that she was in low spirits, Pei Qianhao sat at the edge of the bed and stroked her hair.


“I’m fine. Who injured you?”


Pei Qianhao’s gaze deepened. “It was just a brief glance, so I didn’t manage to catch their full appearance. However, they were very experienced with the Heart-Penetrating Arrow, and the only person who’s famous for that technique is Nanzhao’s Prince Yun.”


Pei Qianhao paused before continuing. “That said, it is impossible for Prince Yun to be in Beimin’s imperial palace, meaning that it must be someone else.” Besides, the person was hiding in the Compassionate Peace Palace. No matter how foolish Pei Yaran is, she should still be able to discover that someone is hiding in her palace.


Although he was unclear of the person’s identity, he could still make an educated guess based on the information he had.


“You have to be more careful in the future.” Su Xi-er gazed at him. Everyone objects to him marrying me, and that makes his circumstances more dangerous.


“Shu Xian didn’t die, but he disappeared from the imperial palace.”


Memories of Chao Mu entered Su Xi-er’s mind. The girl with the bright smile is dead.


Right at this moment, an imperial guard respectfully reported, “Prince Hao, Grand Tutor Kong seeks an audience.”


It’s so late; why did Grand Tutor Kong come to the Dragon Heaven Palace?


Pei Qianhao patted Su Xi-er’s shoulder. “The palace maids will send you clean pants soon.” He then stood up and headed outside.

Watching his retreating figure, Su Xi-er wondered what the reason for Grand Tutor Kong’s sudden arrival was. What happened after I left the Imperial Library?

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Lol is PQH gonna be a henpecked husband next time XD