Chapter 217: Morality and Ethics (2)
The smile on Gong Jue stiffened for a moment. He carefully looked at his dignified grandmother, his heart tightening.
“That also needs Mother to decide…” Gong Jue revealed a bleak smile, “Furthermore, not all are like that. The Crown Prince… he should be eighteen by now.”
Thinking of the Crown Prince’s awkward circumstances, the old madam shook her head, “The Crown Prince was delayed. But this time, the merits from fixing the canal allowed the Crown Prince to stabilize his position. And now, the Empress has also returned. It probably won’t be long before the Crown Prince marries… and Your Highness, you…”
She was a little embarrassed, but still said it.
“Your Mother died early, and this set of old bones has to look for one or two for you. I wonder what kind of girl is to Your Highness’ tastes?”
What kind of girl does he like?
Gong Jue suddenly thought of all kinds of faces Gong Yi Mo made and smiled.
“I don’t dare to worry Grandmother. This grandson’s ambitions lie in making a mark. My position is still not stable, so I don’t dare to marry.”
His words not only did not make the old madam happy, but also made her frown. She sternly spoke to him.
“Your Highness has tread through deep waters and your eyes see far. You don’t need to care for these mundane things. Unfortunately, your grandmother’s eyes are shallow, and only reads the book of ethics, three principles and five virtues, and ways of a woman…” Her words were very clear.
“If Your Highness is preoccupied and has no time for these matters, then allow this old woman to worry for you…”
Did she see through his love for Gong Yi Mo and think that it was against the rules and ethics?
Gong Jue was slightly stunned. The chill in his eyes was now colder than the snow. The old madam felt extremely uncomfortable at his stare, and even a little scared, but continued to make a stand!
Does it go against morals? But what about it? It was already too late…
Gong Jue smiled and shook his head, retracting his cold aura. He looked up at the sky. At this time, his black clothes stood in the midst of white snowflakes. He seemed to be an independent young man.
Seeing that he didn’t speak, the old madam was anxious but didn’t dare to urge him.
“Does Grandmother know what kinds of books I read when I was growing up?”
He spoke after a long time. The old madam frowned since she wasn’t really trying to discuss books with him. After thinking for a moment, she still answered.
“Is it… Thousand Character Classic? To Be a Virtuous Person?”
Gong Jue couldn’t help but laugh and shake his head.
His sister had not looked at such things. She not only did not have those things, but even all the teachings a woman should have, she had never read before. However, she also had some books she read, but they were all rather irrelevant.
He looked at the direction behind the old madam as if he could see the figure of that moving girl sleeping soundly. The corner of his mouth raised inadvertently into a smile. The gentleness in his eyes was enough to melt the snow…
“The first book I read was Book of Changes, both profound and difficult to understand. However, Sister Gong didn’t know and even searched for some books she thought was useful for me, telling me to ask her about words I didn’t know. She didn’t know how to teach children. Later on, she even liked to say… thanks to my talent…”
Speaking of this, he smiled faintly, his eyes cold, yet somehow giving off a sweet feeling, “I read a books later on. There was Han Feizi, the Zhoubi Classics, Li, so on…”
His eyes suddenly locked on the old madam. Those sharp eyes actually caused the more than fifty years old her to be startled!
“That’s why, when I first started to read about ethics and piece it together, I was already eleven. But at that time…”
He suddenly smiled like blossoms opening.
—“But it was already too late by that time.”