Chapter 460 Seeing the Duke for the First Time
Two days later, Xuanyuan Yaochen and Luo Jiuqing were still half a day away from Capital city. The two of them agreed to wait until dark before entering the city.
Anyway, it was almost there, and the two of them were not in a hurry. Finally, they saw the city gate looking at them, so they slowed down and moved forward. Suddenly, they heard the sound of a horse's hooves behind them, and people kept shouting, "Get out of the way, get out of the way!"
The two of them held the reins and looked back, only to see a group behind them. In front of them were a dozen horses, with a carriage in the middle. The carriage was wide and luxurious, and it was moving fast and steadily.
The motorcade passed quickly. Luo Jiuqing narrowed his eyes and asked, "Whose carriage is this? It's so majestic."
"From Duke rong house," said Xuanyuan Yaochen with a sneer, holding the reins, "I think he's the one sitting in the car. He came so fast."
Luo Jiuqing raised his eyebrows slightly. "Did he get any news? Why did he rush to the capital so quickly?"
"I don't know yet," Xuanyuan Yaochen shook his head. "Duke rong's strength is extraordinary. Although he has withdrawn from the court these years, there are still many of his disciples in the world. Even many of general luo's subordinates are his students. They are not to be underestimated."
Luo Jiuqing pursed his lips and frowned, "Since it's so important, why didn't you notice him before?"
Xuanyuan Yaochen sighed. "It was my negligence. In the past, I only heard that he had no intention of getting into trouble, and his health had always been bad. There was once a rumor that he was going to die of illness. I didn't expect..."
"Old fox." Luo Jiuqing cursed in a low voice.
"Yes, he is indeed an old fox." Xuanyuan Yaochen said.
"Come on, let's go into the city and see what waves he can make." Luo Jiuqing urged.
Just as it was getting dark, the two of them entered the city and happened to meet an old man who was leaving the city with a pole on his shoulder, a bundle of firewood on one end, and a few pheasants and rabbits on the other.
Luo Jiuqing jumped off the horse and said to the old man, "Old man, do you sell this prey?"
"Sell, sell." The old man hurriedly took it off and smiled. "It was meant to be sold, but it was so cold that few people came out and didn't sell much. It was only enough to buy some firewood."
"Okay, I'll take them all." Luo Jiuqing took out two pieces of silver from his arms and handed them to the old man.
When the old man saw it, he waved his hand repeatedly. "No, no, we can't use so much."
"It's all right. Take it. If there's more tomorrow, bring it to the general's mansion." Luo Jiuqing smiled.
"General's mansion? General luo's mansion?" The old man was surprised and delighted. He rubbed his hands and said, "Then I wouldn't dare to ask for money. General luo is kind to us."
"Two different things," Luo Jiuqing put the money into the old man's hand, took the prey, and turned to get on the horse.
Xuanyuan Yaochen smiled and watched her leave. He ran after her and said, "Where are you going? Do you want to go to my palace first, or should I go to the general's?"
Luo Jiuqing was so angry with him that he said, "Okay, then go to your palace first. I want to see how that fake looks like you."
"Sure." Xuanyuan Yaochen nodded and said, "Let's go. I think Old sixth is worried too."
Before they reached the entrance of the palace, they saw a carriage parked in front of it from afar. An old man was standing at the entrance of the palace, talking to the door of the palace.
The old man was a big man with gray hair. The lantern under the eaves of the palace door shook slightly, reflecting his cold and stern eyes.
Duke rong zheng tian came to Prince an's mansion first after he entered the city. He had been busy all these years, watching the situation in Jingdu from the inside out, especially the rapid rise of King an Xuanyuan Yaochen this year, which made him more and more afraid to relax.
A few days ago, he heard that something serious had happened in the capital city. The manor in the suburbs of the capital was on fire. It was said that someone had been burned to death in it. It was not an ordinary person. After a long time of investigation, nothing was found. The crown prince also said that there was nothing serious, but he could not let go of it.
So he sent people to pay close attention to the situation in Nanjiang, but to his surprise, the situation in Nanjiang was too calm, which was abnormal. Later, he heard that the king of Nanjiang was sick, so he took the initiative to back down and give up his seat to his eldest son.
But as far as he knew, the eldest son of the king of Nanjiang was born to princess Yingdie, who was married in the past. According to the customs of Nanjiang, this son should not be passed on to the eldest son. Besides, Nanjiang had already established a son. How could it fall to the eldest son?
After a thorough investigation, it was said that the prince led the army against the rebellion and intended to murder the great king of Nanjiang. In the end, he was killed by the great five of Nanjiang and then abdicated to the eldest son.
There was something fishy about all this.
Duke rong suspected that this matter had something to do with Xuanyuan Yaochen. Although there was no evidence to prove it, it was during that time that Xuanyuan Yaochen became ill and did not go out to see anyone. Although the crown prince said that he had been to Prince an's mansion to see Xuanyuan Yaochen, Duke rong's doubts and doubts about Xuanyuan Yaochen could not be dispelled.
So, as soon as he entered the capital, he came to Prince an's mansion first.
The doorman stopped him and saw that he had told him his identity. The doorman was immediately shocked and made a hasty salute. Then he was told to go in and tell him later.
A moment later, the door was about to open its mouth to speak when someone nearby said, "It turns out that king rong is here. It's a pleasure to meet you."
When Duke rong heard the sound, he turned around and saw two horses not far away. The man in front of him was sitting on a horse, wearing a black robe and a uniform cloak. The black fox fur collar shook slightly in the wind, giving off an imposing air of nobility.
The man's dark hair was clasped in a purple and gold crown, his eyebrows slightly raised, his eyes like stars, bright and cold.
King an, Xuanyuan Yaochen.
Duke rong paused, then arched his hand and said, "Your highness an, long time no see. How have you been?"
Xuanyuan Yaochen got off the horse, handed the horse to the door, and said to Duke rong, "Good to see you, master lao. But you are old. How are you?"
Duke rong nodded and looked at Luo Jiuqing not far away.
Luo Jiuqing got off the horse slowly, and yao yao gave Duke rong a hug, but he didn't say anything, nor did he mean to come over and say hello.
Duke rong narrowed his eyes slightly and a dangerous light flashed through his eyes. He had not seen such a young man for a long time. He was too crazy!
"That's..." He couldn't help but ask.
Xuanyuan Yaochen smiled. "Duke rong didn't know that it was Yongan princess from Zhang Qing. Because I went hunting in the suburbs of beijing today, I went with him. I was afraid it was inconvenient for me to wear women's clothes, so I changed into men's clothes."
"Oh?" Duke rong was shocked. It was her?
He was secretly surprised and turned to look at Luo Jiuqing. Not far away, the woman was tall and tall, dressed in a moon-white neutral dress, with a jade belt around her waist and a lake-blue cloak over her. She looked like a bamboo under the moonlight, and her posture was very tall and straight.
Her dark hair was clasped in a white jade crown, her brows fluttering like wings, her eyes shining like stars in the sky, reflected in her eyes.
Indeed, he was not an ordinary person.
Had I heard about Yongan princess's deeds, I thought I would have to go to the Los angeles to see him. I didn't want to see him here today.
He nodded and arched his hand as a salute. "So it's Yongan princess. Nice to meet you."
"Duke rong doesn't have to be polite," Luo Jiuqing said with a smile, "I heard that Duke rong is an old minister of the three dynasties and also an imperial master. This palace is just a little princess of another country. I really don't deserve to be the gift of a duke."
"You're welcome, princess," Duke rong said with a smile, "The old man has long retired from the court. He doesn't ask about the court. Now, he's just an ordinary old man."
"Oh?" Luo Jiuqing walked slowly up the steps. "An ordinary old man would not dare to enter Prince an's mansion like the duke."
Duke rong was slightly startled, then touched his beard and said, "My husband has just entered the capital today, and I miss Your highness an in my heart. I happened to pass by, so I came here to pay my respects. If there is anything abrupt, please forgive me, your highness."
"What did the duke say? It's too late for me to welcome you. It happened that we had some game today. Why don't we try it together?" Xuanyuan Yaochen said.
"Thank you for your kindness, King an," Duke rong said with a smile and a wave of his hand, "It's just that my husband has just entered the city and hasn't settled down yet. There will be plenty of time in the future. Even if I meet him today, he will visit me every day."
"Then... I won't force you to stay," Xuanyuan Yaochen nodded. "I think the duke must have something important to do in Capital city. I don't want to disturb you."
"Your highness is exaggerating. I have nothing important to do, but I just came here. I still have a place to settle down and meet some old friends. It's just a small matter." Said Duke rong, stroking his beard.
"If the duke doesn't mind, why don't you stay in the palace? This king will make good arrangements." Xuanyuan Yaochen gave way to the mansion.
"No, no." Duke rong waved his hand and said, "I'm used to my freedom. I just want to find a place to live. It's not early. I'll take my leave first."
"Well," Xuanyuan Yaochen did not pretend to be in custody. "If you need anything, Old duke can speak."
"Thank you, thank you, lord." Duke rong arched his hands at Xuanyuan Yaochen and Luo Jiuqing, then turned and got into the carriage and left.
"This old fox," Luo Jiuqing said with a sneer, "Is this to check the truth?"
"Go in and talk."
Xuanyuan Yaochen brought her into the palace. When the butler saw him coming back, he hurriedly ordered the kitchen to prepare the food. All the insiders breathed a sigh of relief.
Xuanyuan Yaochen asked the butler to send someone to inform Xuanyuan Minhao, and the butler hurried away.
The two of them entered the study. The light in the study was on. Luo Jiuqing looked up and saw a man sitting behind the desk, holding a book in his hand and looking at it carefully.
The man had a jade-like face, a slightly raised brow, and a sharp look at the corners of his eyes. He looked at him fiercely, and he was no different from Xuanyuan Yaochen.
She could not help but take a deep breath.
When the man heard the sound, he looked up and saw that he was looking straight into Xuanyuan Yaochen's eyes. He hastily got up. When he stood up, Luo Jiuqing noticed the difference.
Although this man looked like him, and he might look like him at ordinary times, when he was with the real Xuanyuan Yaochen, he immediately looked much less elegant.
Xuanyuan Yaochen waved his hand. "Go down."
The man saluted and did not speak. He turned to the bookshelf and pressed it. Then the bookshelf split left and right, revealing a small secret door. He walked in, then the door closed again.
"How is it?" Xuanyuan Yaochen asked.
Luo Jiuqing smiled."
"Outsiders?" Xuanyuan Yaochen reached out and grabbed her. "You mean..."
Luo Jiuqing couldn't help but smile. Knowing that he was thinking crookedly again, he reached out to cover his lips. "Stop talking nonsense. Think about how to deal with Duke rong."
"No hurry," Xuanyuan Yaochen kissed her palm and said in a mute voice, "It's not too late to wait for old six to come and get to know more about the recent situation and discuss it with him."
He was about to kiss her when he heard the sound of hurried footsteps outside the door. Before anyone could make a sound, he arrived first. "Fifth brother! Where are you? Come out!"
Xuanyuan Yaochen's face darkened and he cursed, "How did this guy get here so fast?"