In the first half of the year there was a dog eclipse, and in the second half of the year there was a plague of locusts.
The whole court was devastated.
When Fu Ping’An went to pay his respects to the Queen Mother, he saw a huge lump on her forehead.
The barrage is very worried about this—[valhalas: The ancient locust plague was really a serious disaster.]
[Bobo milk tea with taro paste: In fact, it can be cured according to modern methods, and locusts can also be eaten, but ancient people seem to dare not eat them.]
[Regardless of Wei and Jin: Why do you eat bark and human flesh, but not locusts?]
[Yen: Because I think locusts are related to disasters, they belong to the disasters of the gods, and they are the messengers of the gods.]
[Huana kn: It would be great if the little emperor took charge, we can give you advice.]
For several days in a row, the theme of the early dynasty was the plague of locusts in Liangnan.
So after Fu Ping’An went back, she also learned some knowledge related to the locust plague through barrage and books, and then she found that many people in the court seemed to be fools.
A few days ago, Gao Yan, the imperial historian said convincingly that the locusts were a disaster from heaven because there were treacherous villains in the court; so the locust god sent natural disasters.
When he said this, the Empress Dowager's face became ugly, and the people in the barrage also complained-
[Xiao Zhao??: Isn't this the Empress Dowager's elder brother?]
[Chang'an Hua: It seems to be a cousin or something.]
[Bobo milk tea with taro paste: This person has no political sensitivity, so I'm bringing this up now…
Although I understand that he may be talking about the Regent, but at this moment, everyone will think it's the Queen Mother and the prime minister what.]
[Whether Wei Jin: Why?]
[Bobo milk tea with taro paste: The Regent is not in the court, and she is mainly fighting outside.
If the whole court is now saying that she is a traitor who caused disasters, then she might as well not come back and start rebelling…]
[Safe baby is so cute:! ! !]
[Insomnia every day: The progress of the plot is directly advanced by ten years!]
She doesn’t know if he was aware of this, but after a few days he changed his tone, saying that natural disasters have been frequent recently, perhaps because the ancestors needed sacrifices.
Of course, this is all nonsense.
Most of the discussion is about how to manage disasters.
The ministers have heated discussions, and most of the topics are how to deal with the victims.
Under the influence of the barrage, Fu Ping’An asked weakly: “Don't you manage the disaster?”
The ministers immediately looked at Fu Ping’An with a loving look at a fool, and said: “The locusts cross the border, covering the sky and the sun.
It is beyond human control.”
Fu Ping’An said: “…at least remove the eggs to prevent endless growth.”
The minister said: “It is said in ancient books that locusts are transformed from fish eggs, and they will turn into fish, shrimp, and eggs.
In the middle of the river and sea, how can I get rid of it?”
Fu Ping’An: “…”
Fu Ping’An looked at the person who said this, this is her big farmer.
Fu Ping’An was silent.
At this time, the barrage became her substitute—
[Buy five get six free on the urn: These ministers are fools!]
[Chang'an Hua: (covers face) Don't look at problems out of the era.
The ancients had a vague understanding of the world.]
[Insomnia every day: Hehe, you are obviously a fool.]
[Bobo milk tea with taro paste: Hmm…Although it is understandable, I am still a little angry watching this scene.]
[Bao Zhonggai: …their treatment of the disaster victims is also very problematic!]
The most discussed is how to keep the victims outside the city without disrupting the law and order in the city, and how much food is needed for disaster relief, and how to obtain this food, whether it is necessary to increase taxes.
They quarreled fiercely about this, but Fu Ping’An felt it was strange.
Aren't the people suffering? Don't they care about the people?
Oh, they do care about the people, but they seem to care more about the people in the city and whether their “normal” life will be affected.
After arguing for two days in reality, the barrage also started to quarrel.
A person named “Moon out of Dongshan” suddenly appeared and asked Fu Ping’An why she didn't directly tell the minister how to control the locust plague.
She was obviously the emperor, and if she proposed a governance plan, the minister would always do it.
[Moonrise Dongshan: Your hesitation is causing thousands of deaths, won't your conscience ache?]
Fu Ping’An was very panicked.
She had to admit that although she was vaguely aware of it before, she didn't have such a clear understanding.
But there are also people who speak for her——
[Insomnia every day: It doesn't hurt your back to stand up and talk, right?]
[I really want to see the moon: It's not the time yet, so I have to hide my clumsiness.
When dealing with the Queen Mother, it's best to win with one blow, otherwise it may attract violent retaliation.]
[Yuechu Dongshan: If you are as timid as you to be an emperor, the emperor must be courageous, and you have to start from scratch to be an emperor.
Are you always preparing for the zero stage? Put forward some suggestions this time, and you can also brush up your presence among the ministers.
Sometimes it is necessary to take risks.]
[I really want to see the moon: I can only say that it is not time to take risks.
Taking risks when you are eighteen years old and strong and taking risks when you are ten years old and still a child are two different concepts.]
[Moonrise Dongshan: But it can also be said that you need to have a sense of presence among the courtiers.
Of course the Queen Mother will be afraid, but it is worth it.]
[Moonrise Dongshan: As long as you have the trust of your courtiers, you can regain power, don't be afraid to take the first step.]
[Bobo milk tea with taro paste: Is it best to wait until after promoting more of your own people?]
[Moonrise Dongshan: But how do you think your own people came to be, that is, after you do something that convinces them, they will become your own people, they will not appear out of thin air.]
[Taro Mud Bobo Milk Tea: I thought Politicians are all profit-seeking.]
[Moonrise Dongshan: You can also think that in the feudal dynasty, a sage monarch is beneficial to many people, because it means that he can be a good minister and his name will last forever.]
Fu Ping’An is arguing here she felt that both sides seemed to have some truths, but “Moonrise Dongshan” talked with all the heroes, and she said it firmly, and she did have the urge to express herself in her heart.
Sometimes she wanted to tell everyone, but she also knew a lot of things.
What's more, she often thinks of the phrase “the moon rises from the east mountain”-thousands of people are dying because of her hesitation.
These thoughts kept rolling in her mind, and one day, the Queen Mother fell ill due to overthinking, so she didn't come to discuss the matter for two days.
On the second day when the Queen Mother didn't come to discuss the matter, Fu Ping’An couldn't bear it anymore.
After the early dynasty ended, Fu Ping’An only announced that the Prime Minister Taiwei Danongsi Taichang had a discussion with the Daxing Order, and then she gritted his teeth and said: “If the locust plague is not dealt with, it is very likely that it will continue to move eastward, and it will always affect Wei Jing.”
“This…” Da Nongsi glanced at Prime Minister Fan Yi, and seeing Fan Yi's look of looking at his nose and nose, he said, “According to the classics, it is very possible.”
Fu Ping’An said: “I …
I have some ideas, but I don't know if they are whimsical, so I want to discuss them with you and give me some details.”
She couldn't help looking at Fan Yi, who looked at her with a smile, and said: “Your Majesty, please tell me.”
Although Yi often came to teach, Fu Ping’An didn't really understand this person very well.
The barrage said that this person was an “old fritter”, and Fu Ping’An didn't quite understand what this word meant.
Fu Ping’An only knew that he was probably the Empress Dowager's man, but he was the prime minister, so he couldn't avoid doing things.
Unless someone replaces her.
Fu Ping’An recalled the learning results of the past few days: “It is said in the poem, get rid of the locusts and thieves.
The locusts seem to be talking about migratory locusts.
Could migratory locusts actually be a kind of insects? If it is nsects, there must be insect eggs, and we can start with this if we want to control the locust plague.”
Da Si Nong said: “Even if they are insect eggs, but the eggs are small, where can we find them?”
Fu Ping’An said: “I searched the classics, seeing that locust plagues are mostly in areas with large water bodies after the drought, could the eggs have been laid on the banks of the river?”
[Syria Minesweeper: Is it a bit too exaggerated to say this level?]
[Insomnia day by day: I feel the same way, don't talk about it, in case you are taken away as a monster, let's talk about the disaster relief with work.]
No one spoke among the ministers for a long time, and Fu Ping’An was also a little uneasy.
Just as he was about to say something, the captain smiled and said, “Your Majesty is really whimsical, innocent and cute.”
[Insomnia day by day: …
I want to kill him.]
Fu Ping’An forced a smile and said: “…I'm just guessing.”
Fan Yi said: “Your Majesty cares about the people, and it's a blessing for the community.
I will do things cheaply .”
Don't ask me.
[I really want to see the moon: Oh, why don't you listen to me?]
Fu Ping’An's mind was blank, and now he simply broke his can and said: “There are also disaster victims.
I think that the disaster victims are also ordinary people.
We should focus on pensions and resettlement.
Is it possible to recruit some young and strong people to work for the court and pay for them? What about working for their wages?”
Fan Yi stroked his beard and said, “This has happened in ancient times.
Qi Jinggong built a platform for entertainment, and Yanzi rented hungry people to build a platform.
It is indeed a good idea to travel happily and eat enough for the people, Her Majesty usually looks tired and lazy but she is quite knowledgeable.”
[Insomnia Day by Day: …
huh? Isn't this proposed by Roosevelt's New Deal? ]
[Please knock Regent x Queen Mother CP: So we already had it in ancient times…]
[Misaka 111: Is there a cult upstairs?]
Fu Ping’An didn't understand what CP meant, so she didn't react to the name, but when she saw the two terms Regent and Queen Mother, combined with the situation in front of her, she felt as if two mountains were pressing on her.
Even more uncomfortable.
She said very reluctantly: “Then I will leave it to you, gentlemen.”
Fu Ping’An's first attempt to gain the right to speak – ended in failure.
But in places Fu Ping’An didn't know about, it wasn't a complete failure.
Autumn is high and crisp, and it is a good time to climb high.
Tian Bin stood on the top of the mountain, raised his eyes and looked around, saw the vast sea of clouds, like misty mist, couldn't help letting out a long breath, and someone behind him came panting, out of breath, said: “Tian Gong, this is really done by Your Majesty? Did she propose it? We should give priority to disaster relief, care for the people, and provide relief with work?”
Tian Yan turned his head to look at the young man behind him, and said with a smile, “Why should I lie to you?”
The man was slightly stunned, and then smiled casually: “That means Ling did not misread the wrong person.”
Tian Bin said meaningfully: “You certainly did not misjudge the person, but now the pearl is covered with dust and cannot be used.”
The man is Zhang Ling, who met Fu Ping’An outside Wei Jing On “Five Color Bird Fu”.
In fact, he himself is a side branch of the Zhang family in Xinshan.
The Zhang family is not a well-known family.
He is also a side branch.
He wrote his poems and prose, which made him famous indirectly.
When people mention him now, they will remember him as “the person who wrote the prose for Her Majesty who has not yet ascended the throne”.
It doesn't matter whether these words are praise or derogation, but Her Majesty is kind to him.
And maybe because his behavior was really bold, Tian Bin also favored him, and he also succeeded in becoming Tian Bin's student, which seemed to be a promising ship.
Regardless of whether Tian Bin is Her Majesty's uncle, he is also a well-known master in the world, and he is quite accomplished in classics and history.
Zhang Ling heard what Tian Bin said, and said angrily: “Nowadays, insects are running rampant in the court, and the emperor is surrounded by wolves, and the world is in chaos.
They should also be on them…
But the Queen Mother must be so ruined that her intestines are green now.
At the beginning of the year the land that was just begged for by her nephew has been hit by a disaster in just a short time, and the buttocks are not covered with heat, it is really a man's doing, and this is the lack of help for the unjust.”
Tian Bin glanced at him, frowning slightly, she sighed, “It's the common people who are enduring hardships, and there's nothing to gloat about.”
Zhang Ling was taken aback when he heard this, and then said with a long bow, “It's Ling who made a mistake.”
But the Queen Mother really felt uncomfortable, even Princess Yunping can see it coming.
“I went to pay my respects yesterday, and the Empress Dowager had a big bump on her forehead, which was not covered with thick lead powder.” Princess Yunping said to Fu Ping’An.
Fu Ping’An actually saw it too, and the barrage said at the time——[Is the lead powder used, the Queen Mother will not live long, lead powder is so poisonous.]
But because Fu Ping’An didn't know much about cosmetics, so she didn't know much about it.
Now that Princess Yunping said it, she asked in a low voice, “Is it lead powder?”
Princess Yunping said, “Yes, it was offered by the alchemist in the palace, you also know that those alchemists in the palace don’t do production on weekdays.
They only make alchemy, but they can’t make alchemy, so they have to do some tricks.”
She hesitated when she said this, and said: “But it seems to be really useful.”
Fu Ping’An hurriedly said, “Don't use it, it's poisonous.”
Princess Yunping blinked her glasses: “Really?”
Fu Ping’An nodded firmly.
Princess Yunping said: “Okay, I don't need it.”
They looked at each other and suddenly smiled and then their expressions turned bitter again, Princess Yunping said in a low voice: “The Queen Mother seems to have made up her mind to let me go.”
Fu Ping’An pretended to be relaxed: “I also think it's better for you to go back.”
Princess Yunping glared at her: “I'll get angry if you say that again.”
[Chang'an Hua: Xiao Ping'an, stop talking about this, I'm all angry.]
Fu Ping’An didn't quite understand the logic, but when she saw that the other party's expression was wrong, she nodded quickly and stopped talking.
In fact, she was a little skeptical that it was because of her that the Queen Mother was anxious to let Princess Yunping leave.
After she expressed her opinion during the discussion that day, the Queen Mother called her over that night.
The Empress Dowager's illness is generally said to be insomnia, many dreams and not sleeping well.
Coupled with stress and fatigue, she was a little weak and had a low fever.
When Fu Ping’An passed, the other party was already much better, at least in Fu Ping’An's opinion, she was more ruddy than herself.
When she saw Fu Ping’An, she held her forehead and said that she was sad and had a terrible headache.
Fu Ping’An had to ask her why she had a headache.
Fu Ping’An's body was uncontrollably stiff, and she almost couldn't control her expression.
Fortunately, before she came, the barrage had vaccinated her, so she finally controlled it, and timidly said according to the alternative: “It's not on purpose.
When my mother was away, I just thought of it suddenly.”
“Then why didn't you call him Doctor Yushi? He is also your uncle.”
Fu Ping’An murmured, “Uncle…
the last time he said that the locust plague was due to innocence, I am a little scared.
Queen Mother, is he talking about me? Since I came to the throne, disasters have continued, so is I actually a virtuous monarch?”
This is naturally pretending to be stupid.
But there's a good reason to be silly.
In the Empress Dowager's mind, Fu Ping’An was just a child less than eleven years old.
The current situation was naturally clear to them, but the child was not necessarily so clear.
The book only told her that the king had no way to cause disasters, but it didn't tell her that when the situation was judged, the disaster was diverted to the east, and the ministers beat around the bush and quarreled.
She thought it was possible that she was talking about herself.
The Queen Mother may have believed it, and she even blurted out: “You don't have to believe everything the minister says.”
Fu Ping’An was a little surprised, glanced at her, and the Queen Mother changed the subject: “Recently, I was talking about “The Spring and Autumn Annals of Yanzi” in class.
Fu Ping’An said: “…It's my own imagination, I have never seen what the prime minister said.”
Suspicion flashed in the eyes of the Queen Mother, but she didn't ask any more questions, just said: “Some things, just think about it and take it for granted, the emperor still needs to study more, but you don’t need to think too much about the locust plague, there were often locust plagues in various places during the time of Gaozu.”
Fu Ping’An nodded in agreement.
In the past few days, Fu Ping’An was serious about serving the sick, and finally seemed to make the Queen Mother no longer suspicious, but inexplicably, Princess Yunping began to be treated harshly here; the palace people were harshly criticized, supplies were also short of supplies, and the close maid fell ill for no reason and was sent out of the palace.
Both Princess Yunping and Fu Ping’An realized that it was the Queen Mother who wanted to force her to leave quickly.
What the Queen Mother wants to do will always be done.
If she is not allowed to achieve her goal quickly, she may use more drastic means.
Fu Ping’An always felt that this might be the reason why she insisted on expressing herself at that time, and she didn't even dare to tell Princess Yunping about it.
“Moonrise Dongshan” never spoke again, even though the people in the barrage kept mocking him, but Fu Ping’An knew through this incident that the audience can put forward their own suggestions, but it is up to her to judge whether it is right or not, because the consequences are always her responsibility.
If she can't bear it, it will affect the people around her.
She also used Qingquan Palace for dinner this day, because if she eats here, the food will be slightly better, but she can't come all the time, the Queen Mother will “remonstrate” her—more often Princess Yunping.
After dinner, Princess Yunping sent Fu Ping’An to the gate.
When she was about to reach the gate of the palace, she suddenly took Fu Ping’An and walked quickly for a while.
“The next time I said that I want to see that guard, I will help you find a way and see you at the Beigong.”
Fu Ping’An was shocked and wanted to persuade, but the palace guards had already followed, so Fu Ping’An had to say vaguely: “You don't say nonsense.”
She didn't know what the Yunping princess was thinking, but she always felt a little uneasy.
One day four days later, she woke up in the noise, and saw the direction of Qingquan Palace, and the flames shot up into the sky.
Fu Ping’An's hands and feet were cold, Qin He came in from the door, holding a cloak in her hand, and said: “Your Majesty, don't worry, I don't know what happened yet.”
Fu Ping’An grabbed the cloak and rushed out of the door immediately.
She ran faster than ever before, and the palace servants were left behind by her without even realizing it.
When she was approaching Qingquan Palace, she suddenly thought of something.
“See you at the North Palace then.”
The North Palace was actually the Leng Palace of the previous dynasty, but now the late emperor's concubines have long been buried with them, and there are few people in the palace, so there is no one in the Leng Palace.
Seeing that there was no one around, Fu Ping’An turned and ran towards the North Palace.
There was no one on the road, probably because they were all attracted by the fire in Qingquan Palace.
When she finally saw the gate of the North Palace from a distance, Fu Ping’An saw a familiar figure.
She was in an unprecedented embarrassment, her face was covered with ashes, dirty, her hair was messed up, she was only wearing an undergarment and she was standing on the ground barefoot.
In the night, the palace walls were black and the ground was black, but her whole body was white, as if she was glowing.
Panting heavily, Fu Ping’An was about to speak when she was pulled into the palace gate the next second.
Fu Ping’An was shocked: “Why isn't this door locked?
“Why hasn't the banquet come yet, she didn't understand what I said, right?” Princess Yunping's voice was a little anxious.
Fu Ping’An stared at her in a daze.
Just a moment ago, her heart was pierced and tears filled her eyes.
Princess Yunping glanced at Fu Ping’An's expression and saw it, and said embarrassingly: “I set the fire on.”
Then she snickered: “Fu Lingxian and the Queen Mother will be very angry.”
Fu Ping’An said “hmm” “I'm very angry too.”
Princess Yunping looked at her and said softly, “I'm sorry, but before I leave, I also want to help you.
In fact, it doesn't matter if I die.
I don't care about life.
No nostalgia, if my life can help you, that's fine too.”
An anger rose in Ping’An's heart, which was even more intense than when the Queen Mother “admonished” her.
She lowered her voice, gritted her teeth and said, “Why don't you want to live? I want to live.
I'm still poisoned.
People go away one by one, but I always want to live, why don't you want to live, I, I…”
Princess Yunping looked at her with calm eyes.
Fu Ping’An was suddenly embarrassed to say the rest.
She originally wanted to say “I still need you”, but instead said: “You don't want to know why the moon is bright and why the world is round? Don't you like astrology? Well, you didn’t have time to tell you the answer in the book, so you don’t even want to know.”
Yun Ping’s eyes lit up inch by inch, and she murmured: “I want to know.”
She held Fu Ping’An’s hand, and her palm felt a little cold.
She was sweating, and her eyes were so bright that they seemed to be on fire.
Fu Ping’An remembered the first time she saw the other party.
At that time, she looked into the other party's eyes and felt that the girl looked like an old man.
A helpless voice suddenly came from behind: “You guys are so courageous.”
Fu Ping’An turned around.
Chen Yan, with a sword in her hand, actually squatted on the palace wall of the North Palace.
After seeing them, she jumped off the wall.
She was wearing the clothes of a palace guard, with a red turban on her head, sweat on her forehead, and she seemed to have come in a hurry.
Princess Yunping said: “You are too slow.”
Chen Yan raised the corners of her mouth: “I am definitely very fast, after all, I have to deal with some small tails.
“Isn't that the person Her Majesty is looking for?”
Fu Ping’An glanced at Princess Yunping, this was naturally Princess Yunping's own idea.
But she said: “I want to gamble.”
Chen Yan smiled, and suddenly held the sword at her waist, Fu Ping’An broke out in a cold sweat and resisted the urge to retreat.
Chen Yan approached, knelt down on one knee, her posture was upright and respectful, but her words were frivolous: “Your Majesty made the right bet.”
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