There is indeed a stream south from where they set camp.Together with their own servant, the two made their way near the water.Wei Yi Yi searched for the nearest rock by the edge of the river and sat there without a care. Once the cold breeze hit her face, she let out a soft moan.No matter how active her 'brothers' is, and no matter how much they enjoy having joy rides, it didn't prepare Wei Yi Yi for a slow, boredom inflicting, and back pain-inducing kind of ride.Only at times like this that she sounded like an old person.They indeed stopped but that's only for a while to wait. The noble families will be joining them shortly and then, the journey will resume once again.The plan is to reach the mansion where they would be staying by sunset. Just thinking about how they're only halfway there, it stressed her so much. They haven't started climbing the mountain yet.Wei Yi Yi exhaled dramatically.As an adult, Wei Yi Yi has more thoughts of running away than when she was a child. Maybe she unconsciously dodged 'maturity' while growing up.Well, don't mind that. Rather than 'maturity', 'puberty' is the one that she wants to smack towards her so bad she'll grow melons instantly!"Empress..." Su Mei Fan called out worriedly. They were out in the open and the empress is losing her attentiveness. "What's wrong?" Wei Yi Yi turned her attention to the small concubine."Well...""Fan'er," Wei Yi Yi beckoned to Su Mei Fan. "Relax for a bit. Don't worry, it's only us."As the empress, there are guards following her in every turn. While they won't come too close, they won't also leave her alone. Since she cannot send them away, Wei Yi Yi gave orders to Tang Mei to let them stand guard a few meters away. It was just near enough that they could respond in one shout but also far enough that they couldn't hear her every word. Anyone who comes close would be stopped and they also wouldn't dare peak at her.Just like the automatic human doorbell at her palace, these guards are also convenient in certain areas."Then..." Su Mei Fan showed a bit of hesitation. "This sister will act boldly."Wei Yi Yi flashed an encouraging smile. Propping herself on the rock, she observed as Su Mei Fan gently removed her sandals.Seeing her small delicate feet, the empress thoughts flew off right away. They're as white as the snow to the point it's blinding. If those on the modern times saw such delicate feet, Wei Yi Yi wouldn't blame them for developing a foot fetish.High born ladies in this era rarely walk around much less run around the place. Even inside their own compounds, they would make use of the sedan chair. If they really need to walk, their steps would be light and slow. As such, without much strain, callus doesn't form nor there are bulging veins.While praying the perverts away, Wei Yi Yi gawked a bit more without shame.Su Mei Fan lifted her skirt and step towards the water. She let out a startled sound right after she made contact. It was cold but also relaxing. Wanting to freshen herself more, she grabbed her skirt higher until her legs were exposed. Once her body got used to the cool sensation, she stepped deeper to soaked.The sun shined upon her, highlighting her features. Her silhouette dance in the surface. The clear water cannot cover up her porcelain skin.Wei Yi Yi eyes shine with interest.Holy fondue! This bro hasn't seen legs for a long time! Truly, legs are for men of culture!Alright, she always saw hers in the shower but who would go and stare at their own right?! Wei Yi Yi got teary-eyed after she was given this treat. If not for their offensive perfumes and strikingly bright garments, Wei Yi Yi would love to see the beauties in the palace every day."What's wrong your majesty? You are a bit red here," Su Mei Fan pointed to her neck.It's because you're such a head turner!Wei Yi Yi stopped herself from splitting her thoughts. He Lian strongly emphasized that she have exaggerated reactions which led people to misunderstand her.Was it her fault that females were such rare creatures in her first life that small interaction gives her excitement?She only has one female friend before! The consorts in the palace are rowdy! And Tang Mei was acting like a mother than a friend!Seems like Su Mei Fan's cuteness is the only salvation left."Are you feeling hot empress?" Su Mei Fan stood next to her."Just a bit," Wei Yi Yi take advantage of the excuse offered to her.Raising her head, Su Mei Fan rests her eyes on Wei Yi Yi's face. Then with a contemplating look, turn her gaze down. "... then, may your majesty pardon my rudeness," Su Mei Fan said after making her decision.She gathered her skirt and tied it. Securing herself, she shakenly held Wei Yi Yi's sandals with both hands. Pausing a bit, she waited for the empress' violent reaction.Not sensing anything, she proceeds to remove them. Whether by accident or not, her hand brushed off against the empress' skin."Pfft!" Wei Yi Yi suddenly laugh. "What was that? You act so nervously I thought you'll pull me to the water to play. It's bad to give me expectations!""How could I do that?!""After exciting me this much, how would you take responsibility?""You tease me so much, your majesty," Su Mei Fan pursed her lips which made her already round cheeks rounder. After removing the other one, Su Mei Fan offered her hand and said, "Please move a bit closer so you could soak your feet in the water, empress."Placing her hand on Su Mei Fan's palm, she willingly entwined them."Maybe I should go down and join you for a dip?" Sitting on the edge of the rock, with her both feet soaking, Wei Yi Yi playfully swings them in the water."Please don't. Fan'er doubts that her majesty could contain herself from splashing directly on the water."Wei Yi Yi chuckled. "Younger sister knows me well.""Of course..." Su Mei Fan smiled wildly with self-confidence.