Chapter 140: Good Sign (Part One)
Fang Jie was startled when he got to Smooth Spring Garden. He never thought that he would be greeted by such a grand ceremony. His head felt dizzy, and he couldn’t even walk properly.
Since Fang Jie wasn’t from this world, it took him a while to get used to Great Sui that was established on imperialism.
His respect toward the Emperor was lower than everyone in Great Sui, but he suddenly felt like it wasn’t a bad thing to be a member of Great Sui.
After hearing that Fang Jie had arrived, the Emperor came out of his room and waited for him. This alone shocked every official.
Not many people in Great Sui could receive this treatment. When Great General Yu Manlou came back to the Capital after being stationed in the east, the Emperor came out of his palace to receive him. When Great General Luo Yao who was stationed in the south came to Capital to report to the Emperor, he received the same treatment.
Other than that, it seemed like no one else was able to receive this treatment in the last 11 years.
Therefore, Fang Jie was stunned and felt like he was living in a TV drama.
Perhaps he was the only person in the world who could feel this way.
“Greetings, Your Majesty!”
Seeing that Fang Jie was blanking out, Eunuch Wu Three reminded him quietly behind his back, and Fang Jie realized that he shouldn’t stand still and greeted the Emperor properly.
Wu Three smiled and seemed to be happy for Fang Jie. Of course, he was mostly happy for himself; he bet on the right person when he first tried to befriend someone from outside the Royal Palace. He befriended the second person who obtained all nine excellent ratings in the entrance exam of the Martial Arts Academy!
Other than being praised by the Emperor, having a powerful friend outside the Royal Palace was also able to make a eunuch overjoyed.
Wu Three was happy that he befriended Fang Jie before this. If he tried to befriend Fang Jie after this incident, it would appear somewhat meaningless.
The Emperor quickly walked forward and helped Fang Jie get up in front of all officials. He took a good look at Fang Jie and said with a smile, “I had said that you are one of the few most unique young men I’ve met in recent years. However, I never expected you to do this well!”
The Emperor repeated himself and added, “In the history of Great Sui, only Great General Li Xiao obtained nine excellent ratings when the Second Emperor was in power. Since he graduated from the Martial Arts Academy and joined the military, he never experienced defeat after hundreds of battles. The Second Emperor almost doubled the territory of Great Sui, and the entire Yangtze-South was conquered by Li Xiao! Now, I have my own Li Xiao! This is a good sign! A good sign!”
The Emperor seemed to be overjoyed, and he said ‘great’ three times and ‘good sign’ two times.
Everyone knew that Fang Jie only obtained excellent ratings in those five written tests since the Emperor rewarded him, so he was inferior compared to Li Xiao. However, Fang Jie contributed Pinyin Annotation and Basic Math Operations. These two things would affect Great Sui in the long run, and many students would benefit. The fundamental education level of Great Sui would rise!
Therefore, it seemed like the reward that Fang Jie received wasn’t too much.
Fang Jie obtained four excellent ratings in the four martial tests all by himself, so those people who wanted to laugh at him all had to shut their mouths. If they still laughed at Fang Jie, it would seem like they were jealous.