Gong Yi Mo thought for a night, slowly organizing her thoughts. First, spread some rumors, then dig out the cauldron. Now, the Crown Prince was attacked… It was obvious that they were aiming for the Crown Prince. They probably had some helpers which naturally means that there’s a traitor amongst them.
Gong Yi Mo couldn’t help but recall the women in the harem…
Liu Xian Fei had power in her hands, Long Gui Fei had money in her hands… This matter seems more likely to involve Liu Xian Fei but…
Gong Yi Mo suddenly stood up… However, Li Ke was the son of the Minister of Revenue who was also Long Gui Fei’s father… He was also part of the government… Did the ministry already fall this deep?
That’s impossible… Li Ke… She had inspected him before. He wasn’t the eldest son of the family and didn’t possess some wild ambition. There were many people who praised him in the capital, calling him a rare son with good character.
Furthermore, his father was the head of the Ministry of Revenue and didn’t seem to be in the same boat as Long Gui Fei. They were unlikely to cooperate so that’s why when Gong Yi Mo chose the people to follow, she allowed Li Ke to join them!
As if to confirm her guess, a golden decree arrived. Because the Crown Prince was incapacitated, his attendant Liu Shilang received the decree for him. Gong Yi Mo stood at the door and listened. The decree was actually asking for the Crown Prince to return to the capital immediately!
But the Crown Prince was hovering between life and death right now! How could the Emperor disregard the life of his son like that?
The only explanation was… the one the Emperor was in a rush to meet wasn’t the Crown Prince but her… And the reason for that… could only be for the gunpowder!
Gong Yi Mo admitted that the allure of gunpowder was great, but with Gong Sheng’s personality, he wouldn’t disregard his child’s life just to get it! The only possibility was that something happened that she didn’t know about which changed the course of everything!
After the one who read the decree left, Liu Shilang held the decree not knowing what to do. When he saw Gong Yi Mo walk over, he acted as if he suddenly saw his savior!
The man, who was about 38 years old, had his eyes lit up upon seeing Gong Yi Mo, and he hurriedly ran over.
“Princess, what should we do? His Highness’ life lies in the balance, could he even ride a boat right now? Even if he takes a boat, he still can’t get directly to the capital!”
Gong Yi Mo gestured for him to calm down and looked at the golden decree in the other’s hands. She let out a sigh of relief after a while.
“We can’t let Elder Brother Prince to be burdened with the turbulence right now. We should allow him to rest and wait until he wakes up.”
Liu Shilang’s expression was heavy with worry. “But we have to leave immediately!”
Gong Yi Mo smiled helplessly. Her eyes flashed with firm resolve!
“What I say is final…disobedience will not be tolerated!”
Liu Shilang felt afraid of her…
“But that’s a crime that will bring the death penalty!”
Gong Yi Mo shrugged with her shoulders and replied with a smile, “And what about it?”
After their conversation, she went to the residence where Gong Che stayed, leaving behind Liu Shilang who stood speechless on the spot, not knowing what to do.
Emperor Gong Sheng’s decree was very clear. He wanted the Crown Prince to bring all of his team back to the capital to receive the emperor’s decree. The canal obviously has not yet been completed, so what could the decree possibly be about except for the gunpowder…
Gong Yi Mo smiled. No matter what unexpected events await them, this time she will never allow the formula to leak out.