Chapter 224 – Forced Marriage (1)
Gong Che’s hand was tightly clenched into a fist. Even though the sun was shining down on him, he felt very cold. He felt the chilliness rush to his head, making him feel as if his entire body was immersed inside a cold pool that made him unable to breathe.
He only wanted to see her! Day after day, he longed for Gong Jue to return with his sister just so he can see her.
Now that the beauty had finally arrived at the capital, he can’t even go to see her once! No one can understand the kind of heart-wrenching sorrow and grief he felt.
When Gong Jue saw that Gong Che didn’t catch up to him, a flash of ruthlessness flickered in his eyes.
If……it would be best if he can make Gong Che mysteriously disappear. In this world, those who dare to fight with him for his royal sister all deserved to be killed by his hands!
But when he thought of Su Miaolan, he felt at ease again……he will do his utmost to complete this matter. This was because he was clear that his royal sister wouldn’t just accept any kind of man; she wanted to be a pair of one husband and one wife……
When Gong Jue recalled Gong Yimo, he felt even happier as he headed towards the Xi Palace.
The empress dowager prayed to Buddha all year round, so she didn’t pay attention to worldly affairs. Because of this, Gong Jue thought that it would simply be a quick visit and that he would be able to leave immediately. However, after they finished speaking, the empress dowager looked as if she didn’t want him to leave. Gong Jue secretly frowned. He didn’t want to stay here for too long.
On the other hand, Gong Che was absent-mindedly being led away by one of the empress dowager’s people to Fengqi Palace. Although he had a bad premonition in his heart, he still followed the people and left.
Since last month, Empress Liu has been a bit fearful of her son.
It was as if Gong Che had transformed overnight. Originally, he was kind-hearted and honest, but in a short month, he had borrowed the emperor’s hand and eradicated many people!
He also deceived the emperor to make this father feel guilty for him. His method of manipulating other people’s feelings had become much better than before. Sometimes, the empress felt that she could no longer recognize her own son……
But the benefits of his change are also obvious because his position in the East Palace had finally stabilized. Even her position as the empress had been secured. Although the matters that she needed to attend to in the inner palace and her workload had increased significantly, her lifestyle has improved more than just a little!
The empress smiled when she saw Gong Che. Recently, she had become pregnant, so her face had been glowing. Moreover, the emperor had visited her a few times since her pregnancy, making her, who was already forty years old, feel like spring was coming for her again.
Gong Che delivered the leather fur coat to one of the imperial secretaries. He walked over and sighed when he saw the empress’s look…To women, no matter what their status, power, or children, it can’t be compared to their husband’s tenderness…
He was gentle like usual. The smile on his handsome and bright face was like the spring wind, leaving a good impression on the people who saw him.
“What is the matter that mother empress has looked anxiously for me?”
The Empress smiled lightly and pulled him to the desk where a mountain of files lay. Gong Che glanced at the files and discovered that all of them were introductions to the daughters of different official families!
He squinted his eyes at the files but Empress Liu didn’t seem to notice. Recalling how she had lived in the past, Empress Liu smiled bitterly and said, “In the past, Che’er, you should’ve already chosen a concubine but…”
She paused and shook her head, “It’s okay if we don’t mention it either. Since that you are about to leave the capital and head to the Huaihe River, it is the perfect time right now to hold your marriage, in addition to receiving rewards from your recent merits. This could be two simultaneous happy events in the family!”
The Empress’s words caused Gong Che to stay rooted to the ground. He glared at the files, wishing that it could all disappear this instant!
He…didn’t want to marry!
Or in other words, the person he wanted to marry won’t appear in the list of concubines that his mother had selected for him.