All Hail Cousin Brother - Chapter 663
Chapter 663: Look Up
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Old Madam Yu and Yu Youyao quickly squatted down and bowed. “Thank you for your grace, Empress Dowager.”
After being polite, the group returned to the pavilion and sat down. The female doctor took Old Madam Yu’s pulse. “Matriarch, you’re depressed. Have you been feeling tightness in your chest, dizziness, insomnia, and palpitations recently?”
Old Madam Yu nodded.
After confirming the illness, the female doctor took out a black medicine from the medicine box.
This medicine was the size of a big red date and couldn’t be swallowed in one gulp. She divided the medicine into small pieces and placed them on a plate. “This is a blood circulation pill. It’s mainly used to treat internal obstruction of the blood clots. Matriarch, you can take it at ease.”
“Thank you, Doctor.” Yu Youyao bowed and thanked her, then served her grandmother the medicine.
Her grandmother had a Yang problem and had to take the Blood
Revitalization Soup every day. It seemed that the effect of this medicine should be better than ordinary medicine. Otherwise, the Empress Dowager would not have specially instructed the female doctor to take her grandmother’s pulse and give her the medicine after she entered the palace.
The palace was also worried that her grandmother was not in good health and would make a mistake in the palace.
After taking the medicine, Old Madam Yu rested for another ten minutes, and her expression softened a little.
After taking her pulse, the female doctor nodded.
Auntie Shen arranged a soft sedan chair and helped Old Madam Yu enter the palace.
This was the Empress Dowager’s grace. Old Madam Yu could only accept it and not decline. Otherwise, it would be disrespectful to the Empress Dowager and she would be punished for disrespect.
Under Aunt Shen’s guidance, they arrived at the Longevity Palace without taking a detour.
Yu Youyao lowered her eyes and followed Aunt Shen into the outer hall of the Longevity Palace.
As far as the eye could see, it was golden and dazzling. It was monstrously dignified and cold, as if there was an invisible pressure pressing down on her heart, making her not even dare to breathe loudly.
When they arrived at the outer hall, Aunt Shen’s smile relaxed. “Matriarch and County Head of Shaoyi, rest in the outer hall first. Eat some food, and recuperate. Wait for the Empress Dowager to summon you.”
Yu Youyao said gratefully, “Thank you for taking care of me along the way.”
Miss Shen’s eyes lit up and she held Yu Youyao’s hand. “If you want to thank the Empress Dowager later, thank her. I’m also doing as she instructed.” What a sensible girl.
She was in the second palace and had a job to do, so she naturally did not say much.
When she arrived at the hall, she naturally had to report to the Empress Dowager and thank her gratefully. If others heard this, they would also think that she had done the job assigned by the Empress Dowager well.
If she was dignified, the Empress Dowager would also be dignified.
Although, with her status, she no longer needed such dignity.
But who wouldn’t like the icing on the cake?
What was rare was that she had the intention to be neither servile nor overbearing and be kind to others.
Yu Youyao quickly agreed.
Auntie Shen entered the inner hall, and the palace maids served tea and
snacks one after another.
“Hurry up and eat something to fill your stomach.” As she spoke, Old Madam Yu picked up a yellow snack that looked like a lily and placed it on a small plate. She handed it to Yu Youyao. “This is a pine nut lily. It’s made of plum pork, egg yolk, and pine nuts. It’s shaped like a lily and is fragrant and delicious. It’s an imperial cuisine. You can’t eat it outside.”
At this point, her eyes revealed some nostalgia—
“When I entered the palace in the past, I liked this. When I returned home, I also instructed the kitchen at home to try making it. It looks similar, but I just can’t make it taste like the one in the palace.” At this point, she couldn’t help but smile. “1 think the Empress Dowager thought that you were still young and greedy, so she ordered someone to prepare a lot of exquisite snacks from the palace. ”
The last time she came, she had prepared medicinal cuisine and snacks that were easy to digest.
Yu Youyao’s gaze shifted. Her grandmother wouldn’t have taken a plate of snacks to talk for no reason. She thought about how the Empress Dowager had arranged everything well along the way and expressed great grace to them.
Now that they were in the Longevity Palace, no matter how wary and reserved they were, they should let down their guard a little.
At the thought of this, Yu Youyao smiled. “Then I’m in luck today.”
The pine nut lilies were crispy and not greasy. She ate three in a row and was still a little unsatisfied, as if she could eat until her stomach couldn’t take it anymore.
In addition, there were also sweetheart cake, honey cake, coconut glutinous rice cake, sesame cake, barbecued pork puffs, and so on.
Yu Youyao had never eaten anything like this before.
Yu Youyao did not stand on ceremony and ate a lot.
After eating, Yu Youyao helped her grandmother to the side hall. She tidied her appearance before returning to the outer hall to continue waiting for the Empress Dowager to summon her.
The Empress Dowager did not make them wait too long.
After a while, an eunuch came over to summon them.
The little palace maid drew the bright yellow curtain on both sides. As soon as the grandfather and granddaughter entered the inner hall, they handed the brocade box in their hands to the little palace maid beside them.
A palace maid stepped forward and placed two bright yellow cushions on each side.
Yu Youyao lowered her head and stared at the ground, not daring to move around. Since her grandmother was kneeling. she followed suit. The ground was paved with gold bricks, and it was dizzying. The high and mighty scrutiny and gaze of the higher-ups pressed down on her head, and her neck felt sore and swollen.
After a while, Yu Youyao heard a high and mighty voice above her head. “Get
Yu Youyao heard her grandmother thank her. “Thank you, Empress Dowager.”
She also followed behind her grandmother and thanked the Empress Dowager.
Right on the heels of that, a little palace maid walked over and helped her up. Yu Youyao lowered her eyes, not daring to look up or glance around.
The Empress Dowager was sitting on the phoenix couch. In the inner room, she was wearing a round-collared red sleeved top, with bright yellow sleeves on the outside. There was a golden phoenix embroidered on the top, and she had combed her hair into a bun. She was wearing a green crown with nine phoenixes on her forehead. The nine phoenixes on the crown had tassels in their mouths, making her look beautiful.
One of her hands was wrapped around her prayer beads and rested on the armrest of the phoenix head on the couch. Her other hand was casually placed on her lap. The nail on her little finger was carved with phoenixes and treasures.
The Empress Dowager sized up Yu Youyao.
She was a 13 or 14-year-old girl with a slender figure, Even though she was wearing a heavy County Head’s mingfu, it couldn’t hide her delicate waist, soft bones, and excellent manners.
The Empress Dowager softened her voice. “Raise your head and let me take a good look at you.”
Yu Youyao almost had no intention of disobeying. Under the Empress Dowager’s scrutinizing gaze, she slowly raised her head.
She had a pair of crescent eyebrows, a pair of sparkling eyes, a beautiful nose, red lips, and a fair oval face.
The Empress Dowager couldn’t help but praise, “You’re beautiful and vibrant. The emperor didn’t give you the title of County Head of Shaoyi for nothing.” At this point, her tone became a little gentler as she looked at the seat beside her. “Sit beside me.’
Yu Youyao was not the typical dignified and beautiful girl that the elders liked the most, but she was delicate and bright. Anyone who saw her would have their eyes light up, and they would no longer hold anyone else in high regard..