I’ll Be the Male Lead’s Sister-in-Law - Chapter 219
Mu Mingtang went to the banquet hall. The hall was bright and filled with voices. So Mu Mingtang felt that she was safe in this crowded hall.
Since Mu Mingtang left the hall, Xie Xuanchen had been worried. So when she didn’t return for a long time, he became more and more worried. Unfortunately, there was a wave of people toasting him, so he could not go to find his wife.
If it was someone else toasting, Xie Xuanchen would turn around and leave without caring about them, but standing in front of his table were his former subordinators. After many years, they finally saw Xie Xuanchen again, and they were very emotional. One of them filled with wine then blushed, and said, “Your Highness, you are still recovering, don’t drink too much wine, and your subordinates will drink for you.”
After speaking, he raised his head and drank three cups at once. Someone next to him couldn’t bear to see his bold style, and said, “Old Xiong, this is the imperial wine in the palace. It has to be tasted slowly. How can anyone serve three bowls like you? Don’t be afraid to make the prince laugh.”
The person called Lao Xiong was named Xiong Ying, and his face was dark and red at the moment, and he said in a sullen voice: “I was brought back from the dead by the lord, even if the lord jokes? I can’t say it, I can only wish my load a prosperous New Year and long life.”
Ma Chong teased Xiong Ying just now because he wanted to liven up the atmosphere, but who would know that Xiong Ying, who looked sullen at ordinary times, suddenly would say emotional words.
Xie Xuanchen smiled slightly, and also picked up the full wine glass, and said, “I have a good word for you.”
After he finished speaking, he drank it. Several other people were startled. Xiong Ying was fine with thick skin and thick meat, but Xie Xuanchen was still ill, how could he drink like this?
Even Xiong Ying was frightened and said quickly: “My lord…”
Xie Xuanchen put down the glass and waved his hand calmly: “It’s okay. This is just a drink, nothing to hinder.”
Xiong Ying’s and Ma Chong’s mood became relaxed. This was the Xie Xuanchen they knew, the high-spirited General Xie who dared to break into the enemy’s camp single-handedly.
Xiong Ying and Ma Chong were military generals. They hadn’t been in the capital for a long time. So when they got to know about Xie Xuanchen’s participation in the New Year’s Eve banquet, they quickly came to the capital to meet Xie Xuanchen.
They were promoted by Xie Xuanchen a long ago, and the emperor was not paying attention to them since he wanted to decrease the military power. Even if they didn’t come to see Xie Xuanchen, the emperor would not rest assured to use them. But when they thought about the difficulties of meeting Xie Xuanchen in the future, they hurried to the palace to meet him.
Xiong Ying saw that although Xie Xuanchen had lost some weight, his demeanour was the same as before, so he filled the wine cup of Xie Xuanchen time by time. Ma Chong looked at the scene and kept winking at Xiong Ying. He was so nervous that he could not understand the meaning and didn’t respond.
Ma Chong had no choice but dared not let Xie Xuanchen drink again, so he could only keep talking to Xie Xuanchen to prevent him from drinking wine. He asked about Xie Xuanchen’s recent status, and Xie Xuanchen also asked about other people in the past two years.
After all, Xie Xuanchen’s all the subordinators didn’t come to the banquet today, and more people were not in the capital at the moment.
Ma Chong talked about those familiar names. Looking at Xie Xuanchen in front of him, he felt emotional and couldn’t help recalling the years. Ma Chong said: “This general never saw the prince before, and I occasionally returned to the capital, and every time I went to the palace to give the prince a greeting card, but the prince never received me. The brothers also asked the prince in their letters, but this general did not dare to disturb my load. At the end of this year, I will hear people saying that the lord’s health is getting worse and worse, and he can’t even survive this year.”
He was a military general, but he read a lot of books, and his mind was very delicate and sensitive. When Xie Yi was still alive, Ma Chong heard that Xie Xuanchen had an accident and rushed to the capital to see Xie Xuanchen. At that time, Xie Xuanchen looked stronger than he was now, but the state of the whole person was not as good as it was now.
Mo Chong studied Xie Xuanchen for a long time when he entered the banquet. It might sound mysterious, but after knowing Xie Xuanchen for a long time, Mo Chong could detect Xie Xuanchen’s changes. He remembered Xie Xuanchen two or three years ago, his eyes were fierce and lethal and very tense. However, Xie Xuanchen was different now.
Although he had regained his confidence and calmness, most importantly, his eyes rekindled the desire to win. There was ambition, there was desire, and the whole person was alive.
This was the Xie Xuanchen they knew.
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