Her last words seemed so faint, it almost disappeared into the wind. She stared at Gong Sheng deeply. For some reason, those lively and beautiful eyes resembled his once beloved concubine, Xue Rong. However, at this instant, it reflected a whole new kind of brilliance, causing his heart to tremble violently. Disregarding the rebuttal of those around him, he softly spoke
“You… What do you want to report about me?”
Gong Yi Mo smiled palely, her back straight. Even though she was but a single person, one against thousands, that image of her back seemed to carry endless strength, supporting her, carrying her through!
“I want to report you for… disregarding the feelings between husband and wife, unworthy of being a husband; disregarding the feelings between father and son, unworthy of being a father! Not caring… about our relationship as father and daughter… and other little bits and pieces here and there through the years…”
Gong Sheng suddenly felt an aching in his heart. Gong Sheng’s heart suddenly hurt. He lay his tightly gripped hand on the wall, his entire body tense! His eyes stared unwaveringly at that little girl, trying to see through her to her heart.
Her previous accusation were directed at other offenders, but her last few words were for him, bringing with it inexplicable sorrow and grief. It seemed to cut straight through his heart.
Gong Sheng seemed to see a little girl with tears running down her face. And this child… was only thirteen.
Gong Yi Mo quickly fixed her mood and smiled lightly, “You and the Empress have been husband and wife for more than 20 years now. She may not have merits but she sure worked hard! After making a mistake, she was forced into a temple. Yet, her only son, the proof of her hard work, was someone you refused to take care of. Can you face the hopes of the Empress?
“Why did the Crown Prince set out to repair the canal? Of course he wanted to stay by your side, but you were the one who beat him onto this path, forcing him to make contributions! Now that he finally achieved a little, because of some petty rumors, you let the Crown Prince’s hard work the past year go down the drain. Can you face the admiration of the Crown Prince?”
Gong Sheng admitted fault to these words, but he didn’t understand how he didn’t live up to the expectations of the people.
That’s why his face was cold as he pointed to the people below the gate and said, “Ever since I ascended to the throne, I worked diligently day and night: reducing taxes, recruiting capable men, improving the imperial exams… Where does this Emperor not meet up?”
He was also enraged to the point of saying such things to Gong Yi Mo.
Gong Yi Mo shook her head.
“Because you… want to start a war!”
Her words caused everyone on the wall to sink into contemplation while the people panicked. There was going to be a war? Why didn’t they hear anything about that?
Gong Sheng started, realizing that she was finally getting to that topic! But where was he wrong? Wasn’t the entire point of this war to help his people?
“Haha! What do you mean by I want to start a war? This Emperor is doing this because he wants to defend the country with all his might! What is wrong with that?”
Saying that, he finally said with some hatred towards Gong Yi Mo, “But you, you have a weapon that can decimate the other side yet you refuse to hand it over. What are your intentions?!”
The words of the Emperor caused the people to be confused. The Princess has a secret weapon that can decimate the other side? Some that were smarter recalled the Princess blasting apart the boulders and sank into deep thought.
Gong Yi Mo was unhurried by this. She smiled shadily and darkly said, “I wonder what the one who betrayed me told you about it?”