A man quickly sped towards them on a horse while holding a white flag. His face was full of excitement as he cheerfully galloped closer!
He rode over while yelling at the same time.
“The water’s coming! The water’s coming! The Grand Canal is open! The Grand Canal is completed!!”
The Grand Canal is completed!
When others heard him say that the water is coming, the people were excited and they also shouted!
“The water’s coming! The Grand Canal is completed! The Grand Canal is completed!!”
In the midst of the people’s cheers and excitement…
A huge, rolling wave roaring like thunder tumbled over!
It was like the sound of a million horses galloping! And like a Yellow Dragon breaking through a dam! It was magnificent and powerful, something even the gods can’t control!
Water was originally a material of the heavens! It was respected by humans and couldn’t be resisted against! It was the most benevolent, yet the most cruel element at the same time!
But they had succeeded! The Grand Canal not only changed the course water but controlled it! At this moment, the tiny humans seemed to stand atop nature! That feeling of unparalleled achievement made them drunk on excitement!
The water surged over and many scholars couldn’t escape it in time, getting soaked by the water. However, they weren’t annoyed and began to laugh instead!
Everyone around the river was cheering! The cheers and joyous laughter could probably be heard even in the capital!
Some people pointed at the river and poetically said,
“Raging waters spurs cold air,
Released with a clap of thunder,
Surging waters, rising winds,
Waves submerging stubborn rocks”
And then, in the middle of everyone’s cheers, the giant ship was once again raised by the water. Like a huge beast, it struggled in the midst of the rushing water!
The crowd was full of vigor; they tightly held onto the ropes, with their eyes staring steadfastly into the distance. Onwards! To the north!
“Your Majesty! They… have returned!”
The man who relayed the report trembled and shrank into a corner, as if he wished he could disappear!
He thought that the Emperor would be enraged! However, he didn’t expect that after a long while, the Emperor surprisingly remained silent.
Two days ago, Gong Cheng had received the news that Gong Che and Gong Yi Mo were returning on the giant ship. In addition, hundreds of commoners excavated day and night in order to make way for the ship, and finally, this morning, they opened the new Dragon River and Longteng River and directly made their way to the capital!
There were also countless scholars pulling the ship! Where they passed, countless more joined in!
How popular, how charismatic! You could say that he was jealous, although it was better to describe him as enraged!
Gong Cheng couldn’t help but recall when he first heard the news; the person who reported the news stood there self-righteously, adding oil and vinegar to the story. His whole person was frozen in shock, only one sentence reverberating in his head!
“His child… has already truly surpassed him!”
A complex feeling of pride and fear swallowed him. He felt as if he were old and useless, about to be replaced any moment now. That was why when he heard that his children had returned, his first reaction wasn’t to be angry but to laugh!
This was his child… this must’ve been that little girl’s idea!
At this moment, the palace doors opened and a beautiful woman walked in. She had a bowl of soup in her hands, her body like water as she walked in front of the Emperor.
“Your Majesty… it is time for your medicine.”
She lifted her snow-white wrists, but was suddenly thrown away by Gong Cheng.
“This Emperor doesn’t want it.”
That beautiful woman rolled her eyes and took her hands away. Soon, someone came and took the medicine away. She looked at the Emperor and softly said, “I heard that the Crown Prince has returned to the capital. Is the Emperor worried about how to deal with him?”
As she spoke, her voice turned lower by a few pitches, sounding extremely weak.
A trace of tenderness flashed through Gong Cheng’s eyes, “Long’er, you don’t need to worry about this matter. You’re not in good health, so don’t worry about it.”