Chapter 805 - 805 Grant a Marriage (6)
805 Grant a Marriage (6)
Shen Miao was speechless. This was made by the royal chef of the Daliang Dynasty. Even if Luo Tan turned the entire capital upside down, she would not be able to find this “shop”.
Luo Tan continued, “Brother Ling also likes pastries. He will definitely like this.” After saying that, she thought of something and said, “But Brother Ling has been a little strange these past few days.”
Shen Miao asked, “Why?” She didn’t pay attention to Luo Ling that much, so she really didn’t notice what had changed about Luo Ling.
“Apart from going to the Ministry of War, he doesn’t come out much after returning to the mansion. He just practices martial arts in the courtyard.” Luo Tan supported her chin and said, “Brother Ling wasn’t so harsh on himself in the past. Moreover, when I talked to him these few days, he was very dejected, as if he had suffered a blow.” Luo Tan looked at Shen Miao. “Cousin Miao, you’re smart. Do you know what’s wrong with him?”
Shen Miao said, “I’m not with him all the time. How can I know what he’s thinking?” Seeing that Luo Tan looked worried, she comforted her, “Don’t worry. It’s probably because the Ministry of War is busy at the end of the year. He’ll be fine after a few days.”
Luo Tan nodded. As she spoke, she saw Shen Qiu and Luo Ling walk in one after another. Seeing that the two of them were in the main hall, Luo Tan called out, “Cousin Qiu, Brother Ling, come and eat snowflake candy!”
Luo Ling entered the hall and glanced at Shen Miao. Seeing that Shen Miao was smiling at Shen Qiu, his eyes darkened, and he walked to the side and sat down.
Shen Qiu grabbed a piece of candy and stuffed it into his mouth. “Why are you so free today?”
Luo Tan giggled and chatted with Shen Qiu. Then, she heard a servant outside report that Shen Xin and Luo Xueyan had returned.
Shen Qiu said, “It just so happens that Father and Mother are back. It’s time for us to eat.”
Shen Xin and Luo Xueyan walked in from outside. However, this time, even the carefree Luo Tan sensed that something was wrong.
Shen Xin’s face was ashen, and his expression was very ugly. Luo Xueyan also looked very angry. Usually, even if something worried them in the imperial court, Shen Xin and his wife would make sure they kept it at the doorway. Moreover, the two of them were happy-go-lucky by nature, and there was rarely anything that could anger them.
However, today, it was obvious that they were furious.
The servant beside Shen Xin and Luo Xueyan did not even dare to breathe loudly. He lowered his head and left.
Luo Tan and Luo Ling were puzzled, but they did not ask. Shen Qiu wanted to ask, but when he saw his father’s expression, he hesitated and did not dare to speak.
In the end, it was Shen Miao who took the initiative to speak. She looked at Shen Xin and Luo Xueyan and said with a smile, “Father, Mother, why don’t you look happy? Is something wrong?”
As soon as Shen Miao spoke, Shen Xin and Luo Xueyan looked at her at the same time. Shen Xin’s eyes were filled with all kinds of emotions, while Luo Xueyan’s eyes were filled with guilt and helplessness.
Shen Miao’s heart skipped a beat, but she quickly understood that this matter was probably related to her.
Luo Xueyan took a deep breath and said, “It’s nothing. It’s something to do with the imperial court. Jiaojiao, are you hungry? Let’s eat first.”
However, that smile was so forced that even someone as insensitive as Luo Tan could tell.
What was so serious that the fearless Shen Xin and his wife had to hide it?
Shen Miao did not speak or move. She just looked at Shen Xin and Luo Xueyan intently. From her attitude, it was obvious that she wanted an explanation and she was not satisfied with the explanation Luo Xueyan had just given her at all.
Looking at Shen Miao like that, Shen Qiu was in a daze as he flashed on the scene a few years ago. At that time, Shen Miao was insensible and not close to them. Every time she asked Shen Xin for something, she would stand in front of him stubbornly and not say a word.
All these years, Shen Miao seemed to have changed a lot, but some of her mannerisms had not changed.
Shen Xin said, “Jiaojiao, be good.” It was rare for him to be so strict with Shen Miao. If it were in the past, Shen Miao would have cried.
Luo Ling looked at her worriedly.
Shen Miao’s expression did not change. She still looked calm. She said, “Father, Mother, why don’t you tell me the truth? If I can’t solve it either, I can at least share some of the burden. If I can solve it, wouldn’t it be better? I’m not a child. Like Brother, I’m also a member of the Shen family.”
Shen Xin’s lips moved, but he still did not speak.
Shen Miao looked at him, her eyes as clear as a stream. Under such a gaze, it was impossible for anyone to refuse her. She continued, “Besides, this has something to do with me, right?”
Luo Xueyan was suddenly shocked. Luo Tan and Luo Ling looked at Shen Miao in surprise, and Shen Qiu was puzzled.
When Shen Xin heard this, he looked at Shen Miao for a while. Finally, he sighed deeply and said with a bitter smile, “Today, the emperor issued an imperial edict.”
“He wants to marry you to.” He said with difficulty, “Prince Rui.”