Chapter 379 - 379 Slurp... This Older Sister Was So Beautiful!
379 Slurp… This Older Sister Was So Beautiful!
In the room, Hang Tongfu’s official rank was the highest. His original seat was at the head of the table at the top.
However, now that Gu Zichen had come uninvited, Hang Tongfu could only give up the seat humbly. “Your Highness, please take the top seat.”
Gu Zichen waved his hand. “No, no. I’m a guest here. How can I snatch the position of the ‘host’? Lord Hang, you don’t have to be reserved.”
Hence, Hang Tongfu didn’t decline anymore.
The banquet began and a musician came in to play a tune to liven things up.
The fragrance in the room was faint, making the gathering look very simple and elegant.
The musician who was playing the melody would give Gu Zichen an ambiguous and s*ductive look from time to time.
Gu Zichen pretended not to see anything.
On the other hand, Gu Nuo’er couldn’t help but look at the musician standing in the middle from the corner of her eye many times.
Her waist was slender, her skin was fair, and her eyes and red lips were very charming.
Slurp… this older sister was so beautiful!
However, the child suddenly noticed something strange.
She blinked and was about to take a closer look when she heard Wang Fu say from the seat opposite her, “Your Highness, I was the one who invited Lord Hang to discuss private matters this time. Therefore, if I say anything inappropriate later, please forgive me.”
After saying that meaningfully, he toasted Gu Zichen first.
Gu Zichen chuckled with a faint gaze. “Lord Wang, don’t worry. I came uninvited this time. Of course, I won’t tell anyone what I heard.”
A trace of contempt flashed across Wang Fu’s eyes.
How many people would believe a prince who wasn’t favored?!
Wang Fu looked at Hang Tongfu. “Lord Hang, have you considered the matter I asked you to consider last time? Does my nephew have a chance to enter the Ministry of Works?”
Hang Tongfu put down his wine cup and straightened his posture. “I originally wanted to find an opportunity to explain this matter to you clearly.
“Lord Wang, it’s not up to me to decide where one assumes office. Even if I recommend it, I still have to send a memorial to the emperor. The emperor has to approve it.
“Moreover, the talents selected by the six ministries now can only be appointed after the imperial examination. According to my understanding, your nephew… who hasn’t taken the imperial examination yet, I’m afraid he can’t directly come to the Ministry of Works to take up the position.”
Wang Fu became anxious. “Why not? My nephew is the best at enduring hardships. Isn’t it good for the Sir to give him a leisurely job first?”
The official he brought along also chimed in, “That’s right. Lord Hang is the minister of the Ministry of Works. If you randomly choose someone to go in to do idle work and help you out for the time being, the emperor won’t ask about it.”
Hang Tongfu shook his head in embarrassment. “Wouldn’t I be letting down His Majesty’s trust by doing this? That won’t do. Please don’t make things difficult for me anymore.
“I’m willing to come out for a small gathering today because I treat the two of you as friends. It’s fine to drink and have fun, but please don’t speak about such things again.”
Wang Fu wanted to say more, but he suddenly remembered that a prince was still present!
No matter how much the fifth prince was not favored, he must not make his intentions too clear.
Therefore, Wang Fu called out, “Shuangzhu, come and refill the wine for His Highness and Lord Hang.”
The zither music stopped and the musician stood up when she heard this. She replied softly, “Yes.”
She held the wine jug and walked towards Hang Tongfu.
At this moment, Gu Zichen suddenly held a small drumstick and handed it to Gu Nuo’er.
The child was stunned and looked up at the back of her brother’s head.
Wasn’t her fifth brother afraid that others would see this?!
Perhaps because she didn’t take it, Gu Zichen even waved the drumstick in his hand, indicating for her to quickly eat it.
Gu Nuo’er pouted her pink lips and moved her small fingers. Just as she almost couldn’t resist the temptation…
The musician walked over to refill the wine.