Chapter 175 - She Could Take It No Longer
Chapter 175: She Could Take It No Longer
The girl’s grumbling made Long Yang feel extremely happy.
He placed a piece of chicken in her bowl. “Finish this, and I won’t force you to eat any more food.”
Lu Liangwei glanced at him, her heart full of resentment.
It was true that she loved to eat, but even then, she could not be continuously stuffing herself with food.
However, she did not dare refuse the Emperor’s order and obediently finished the chicken.
She took a look at his bowl after that and swiftly picked up a piece of braised meat with her chopsticks, placing the delicacy into his bowl.
“Your Majesty, it’s only right that courtesy should be reciprocated. Let me present you with some food as well and ask that Your Majesty allow me the honor of doing so.”
Long Yang looked at the slightly fatty piece of braised meat, and his brow creased imperceptibly.
He lifted his head, only to see her staring straight at him. His heart skipped a beat, and he raised an eyebrow slightly.
This cheeky girl was doing it on purpose.
He had not expected her to be so mischievous.
However, this glib girl seemed to have forgotten to use a pair of serving chopsticks when she placed the meat into his bowl…
He picked up the meat and ate it without batting an eyelid.
After he was done, he looked at her, and his gaze was somewhat enigmatic. “It was delicious. I enjoyed it very much.”
The smile on Lu Liangwei’s face froze slightly.
He had not used formal speech with her, and when he said this while looking at her with such unfathomable eyes, for some reason, it made her heart skip a beat.
His eyes were far too intimidating and seemed to hold some hidden depth of meaning when looking at her.
“If Your Majesty enjoys the braised meat, you can have the imperial chef make it for you every day,” she replied after regaining her composure.
Long Yang glanced at her, his gaze slightly more restrained. “Yes, but even though the imperial chef is very skilled, the taste of the dish might not necessarily be the same every day. Furthermore, sometimes a dish is delicious because of the people who eat together with you.”
However obtuse Lu Liangwei might have been, she was still able to sense something in those words.
She looked at him, rather flustered.
Why was Long Yang saying such things to her?
Long Yang’s lips curved up slightly when he noticed this. “What are you flustered about?”
Lu Liangwei gathered her thoughts and shook her head. “It’s nothing. It’s only that I feel I’m too stupid to understand what Your Majesty just said.”
Long Yang’s eyes lowered slightly. “It’s alright if you don’t understand them.”
Lu Liangwei breathed a sigh of relief. She was extremely afraid of him saying anything else that would alarm her. Luckily, the fish lips soup and hemp venison were served at this time, breaking the strange and awkward tension in the room.
When the fish lips soup she had been craving for was finally set in front of her, Lu Liangwei realized she did not like it as much as she thought she did.
However, realizing that this might be the last time she could taste this dish, she took the effort to finish the soup even though she did not really want to have it anymore. As for the hemp venison, she truly could not eat even one more mouthful of food. Therefore, she asked Long Yang, “Your Majesty, I can’t eat anymore. Can I bring home whatever is left of this dish?”
Long Yang had set his chopsticks down quite some time ago. When he heard what she said, he looked at the dish in front of her and realized she had not finished it. Thinking about it, what he said had probably scared her.
This silly girl might claim not to understand his words, but she had actually grasped what he meant.
He pursed his lips. Once he allowed her to leave the Palace this time, she would definitely avoid an invitation at all costs the next time.
At the thought of this, his expression faded into blandness. “Yes, you may.”
“Thank you, Your Majesty.”
Lu Liangwei did not say another word after that. She sat silently at her place, waiting for Lu Tingchen to come and escort her home.
She had woken up too early this morning; in addition to that, she had been busy the entire day. Now that she was sitting quietly, she struggled to keep her eyelids open.
In the end, she could take it no longer and sprawled onto the table, planning to rest her eyes. However, she dozed off the minute she closed them.
She slept so soundly that she did not even notice when Long Yang walked over to her.