Chapter 456: The Wedding
“Greetings, King Father, Greetings King.” Zhou Huaijin and Gu Chaoyan bowed.
The King waved his hands, suggesting that they did not have to behave so strictly.
There were piles of doc.u.ments lying on the desk in front of him. With only the Eunuch-in-Chief around, he looked quite exhausted. He pointed at the lower seats and asked, “Just take a seat.”
He turned to the Eunuch-in-Chief and suggested that he should pour the tea.
Gu Chaoyan took the teacup and sipped the tea.
It was raw Pu’er tea being served, which made Gu Chaoyan frown. Raw Pu’er tea was a good sort of tea, but it was normally served in summer rather than in deep autumn, when tea tasted totally different.
Gu Chaoyan disliked the tea, so she used the teacup to warm herself up instead rather than drink it.
“You don’t like tea, Lady Chaoyan?” The King put down the doc.u.ment as he was speaking with her, as he looked at Gu Chaoyan with a look of searching.
Gu Chaoyan, the Elder Miss of the Gu Family, was born by a mother who was the daughter of a business family and who pa.s.sed away ages ago. And from that day on, she had not been liked at the mansion.
However, a disgraced lady seemed to have some knowledge of tea! That was interesting.
Gu Chaoyan did not like to get by when it came to tea, so she said straightforwardly, “Well, raw Pu’er tea is more suitable for summer, not for deep autumn, when Tieguanyin can taste much better.”
The King laughed. He seemed to be in a very good mood.
“The Eunuch has been careless.” The King said casually.
Gu Chaoyan frowned as she looked at the King, who was laughing. She suddenly realized that something was wrong.
The King was trying to embarra.s.s her.
Instead of showing any emotion, she threw a look at Zhou Huaijin and started to go through several thoughts.
“Son, Lady Chaoyan is a very fun girl, and you should marry her as soon as possible.” The King said with an affable expression, “I asked you to come today, because I wonder when you are getting married. Your brother has hosted the banquet, and it should be your turn. Set the date as soon as possible, or if you are too busy, I can ask the Ministry of Etiquettes to help you with the arrangement.”
Hearing what the King said, both Zhou Huaijin and Gu Chaoyan could not smile at all.
Especially Zhou Huaijin who said straightforwardly without much hesitation. “Father, since we are already engaged, the wedding doesn’t have to be hosted so soon. Chaoyan is still young. She doesn’t become an adult until winter. We can set the date after the ceremony is held, so I believe the earliest time should be in spring next year.”
Hearing these words, the King was still smiling yet the smile was not heartful any more.
He had thought that his son would not talk against him, but he seemed to attach great importance to this Elder Miss of the Gu Family.
Gu Chaoyan was silent as she watched the whole thing.
Zhou Huailing was in too much of a hurry when marrying Gu Ruxue, and Gu Ruxue became an adult earlier than her, which would just be one or two more months. Nevertheless, Zhou Huailing held the wedding against etiquette. That did not mean that Zhou Huaijin would ignore etiquette as well.
It would cause a lot of rumors if he married his Princess Consort before she even became an adult. And the adult ceremony after the wedding would become quite embarra.s.sing as well.
Like should the ceremony be held at the mansion or at her own home.
The King seemed to be careless about these, and instead urged Zhou Huaijin to marry her as soon as possible. Why?