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Jingyang Palace’s palace maids could only drool over him.
The Empress Dowager lovingly patted her grandchild. She lightly said, “Hey, don’t scold people like that.”
She turned her head to smile at Zi You. “Get up, yatou. Come forwards. Let Aijia [literally: “this mourning one,” how she refers to herself] take a good look at you.”
“Imperial grandmother, she’s too ugly. Don’t let her scare you.” Shangguan LingRan’s vicious tongue was merciless.
The Empress Dowager loved this grandson, so she wouldn’t do anything to him. She could only say sweetly to Zi You, “Don’t be mad at Shizi, yatou. He just told Aijia that a fairy-like person came to the Palace today. Her singing and zither-playing can attract one hundred chirping birds. Her drawing and poem-writing can attract dancing butterflies. So, his words now are false. Come forwards and let Aijia take a good look.”
“Yes.” Zi You walked forwards and looked once at Shangguan LingRan. That scoundrel had a suspicious flush on his face. He grabbed grapes and threw them into his mouth.
Zi You was about to kneel in front of the Empress Dowager, but Shangguan LingRan huffily scolded, “Do you have a soft bone disease? Kneeling for everything? Imperial grandmother has so many chairs. You don’t know how to sit? I said you are stupid, but you don’t want to hear it. You really are stupid!”
Zi You finally understood. This scoundrel didn’t have a bad heart. He just had a vicious tongue. He would be uncomfortable if he didn’t insult people.
So, she no longer paid him any attention. She let the Empress Dowager carefully scrutinize her from top to bottom and left to right.
“Aiyo! How can someone be so beautiful? No wonder LingRan said you were a fairy,” the Empress Dowager smiled and praised.
Shangguan LingRan was embarrassed. He immediately jumped up and shouted, “Imperial grandmother is lying. When did grandson say that? Grandson clearly said that a stupid yatou impersonating a fairy came into the Palace today.”
[TL Note: Tsundere…? 🤣]