Chapter 169: The City Wept (2)
After the Emperor returned to the palace, he didn’t return to his senses for three whole days! After he recovered, he quickly issued three decrees!
The first one returned the rights of the Empress to her. When the Empress came out of the temple, she still wasn’t aware of what had happened.
The second decree was to send elites to assist Zhen Xi Wang. He wasn’t so hard hearted after all, since he allowed Zhen Xi Wang to use the majority of his troops to find the missing Gong Jue.
And the last imperial edict was the one that truly caused a great disturbance!
He did not impose any punishment on Gong Che whatsoever. Instead, the third decree only had a single line:
“–The position of Crown Prince is deserved!”
This… was this recognizing the Crown Prince? Then did the other people still have a chance?
Concubine Long almost gnashed her teeth to bits!
“That slut! That little slut!! If you’re going to die, then just die! Why bring so much trouble afterwards too?! And just who is Gong Che for her to do such a thing?! So infuriating! Really should’ve poisoned her to death back at the Cold Palace!”
No matter how she thought about it, she was unresigned. Her feminine face became twisted!
For that cauldron, for the sake of spreading false rumors, how much effort, energy, and money did they spend? Originally, everything was going well. After the Crown Prince returned to the capital, he would be executed for rebelling. She will then let her son to finish the rest of the canal. Using no effort to gain merits!
Furthermore, they could even beat Gong Yi Mo into handing over that secret weapon. Even if they couldn’t get it, they could still borrow the Emperor’s hand in getting rid of her!
They spent so much but didn’t get anything back! On the contrary, due to Gong Yi Mo’s death, the Crown Prince’s position was actually solidified! How could they not be angry? They were about to explode from sheer rage!
At this time, a young man coldly smiled and whispered to her.
“Imperial Mother, don’t be angry. At least we got rid of Gong Yi Mo, right? Without her, it would be easy to take care of Gong Che. At least my benevolent Elder Brother Crown Prince doesn’t have so many tricks up his sleeve.”
These words finally slightly soothed Concubine Long a bit, but she still felt restless. But when she looked at the obedient son in front of her, she was still pleased.
“…Forget it, you’re right. Now that the Crown Prince is injured, you have to seize the opportunity and snatch over the repair of the canal!”
The young man smiled evilly, a pair of soft eyes that could make others amazed at its beauty.
“I understand… Imperial Mother.”
The Empress had lived in the temple for over a year now. You could say that that amount of time had blunted her edges. After coming out, she was slightly confused as to what to do. However, once she saw her heavily-injured son, there was a flash of coldness across her eyes! Her heart once again burned with fighting spirit!
She took care of Gong Che day and night. Finally, seven days later, Gong Che woke up.
He was very weak, but the doctor had said that as long as he woke up, everything would be fine.
In his daze, Gong Che actually felt at peace. He could feel that Gong Yi Mo was always guarding him by his side. However, one day, that feeling of peace suddenly vanished. In a panic, he wanted to open his eyes but couldn’t. Now, the moment he woke up, he didn’t care where he was, but instead tried to search for Gong Yi Mo’s shadow.
But the first thing he saw was actually his Imperial Mother!
After not speaking for a long time, his voice was hoarse and weak. However, the Empress heard him. She opened her eyes and saw that her son was awake! She immediately cried tears of joy!
“Che’er, you’re finally awake! Someone come! Imperial Physician! Someone quickly call for the doctor!”
After the slight craze, Gong Che finally sat upright. Since he was still weak, the Empress fed him medicine as she told him what happened while he was asleep…