Chapter 229: How to Win Her (2)
Her words, like an awakening call, roused Gong Che as he looked at the Empress in surprise.
The Empress had fallen into a frantic mood as she slowly explained her plan to Gong Che.
“If you become the Emperor, your words will become the law. When the moment comes, you can immediately change Gong Yimo’s identity and make her enter the palace. The commoners wouldn’t know anything and none of the ministers would dare to blame you!”
“You can have everything you want once you become the Emperor!”
Her words gave Gong Che a road to walk on and it made his heart begin to eagerly wait for this plan to come true.
A ray of light shone in the Empress’s eyes, “Do you think it’s easy to become the Emperor?”
She smiled coldly, “There are the Virtuous Consort Liu’s son and Imperial Consort Long’s son who are both like tigers watching their prey. None of the other princes are easy to deal with either. You have been unwilling to get married, so you don’t have any sons. If one day, Gong Yimo appears in front of you and someone detects your feelings for her, you both will be condemned by others!”
“Mother Empress!” Gong Che knelt down and resolutely looked at her.
“I’m not willing to marry anyone else besides Gong Yimo. I don’t want anyone else!”
The Empress sat on the phoenix seat with a luxurious phoenix crown on her head. She looked down at him with a cold sneer.
“If you don’t marry a woman to gain connections, how long would it take you to become the monarch solely based on your own capabilities? You might be willing to wait until then, but will Gong Yimo wait for you?”
Her words left Gong Che speechless. Gong Yimo wouldn’t wait for him because she still didn’t know his feelings for her!
The Empress already knew that, so she continued, “Will Gong Yimo even accept your feelings for her? Right now……your feelings for her is only your own wishful thinking. If she’s not willing to accept you, will you be willing to just give up?”
“No……I will not give up!”
“But you don’t have the power to do anything. You have to know that behind her, there is Gong Jue. He is gradually gaining more and more power. Besides, he considers his sister as his own life. Do you think you’ll be able to get her?”
No wonder she was the Empress; she was extremely knowledgeable about her son’s feelings and each of her words made him feel anxious and ill.
When she paused, her words had already started to take effect on him. Then, she finally said the key sentence.
“You should carefully think about this. Do you want to marry a woman and gain connections, allowing you quickly to become the Emperor or do you want to endure years of suffering and scheming to become the Emperor? If you choose the latter, you will have to watch Gong Yimo marry someone else. It’s up to you.”
Once she finished speaking, she got up and left without even looking at Gong Che.
Her heart was resolute.
My son, don’t blame your mother for being ruthless because mother is doing all this for you. If your love for Gong Yimo is more solid than gold, then become the Emperor and prove it to me!
After the morning court the next day, Gong Che’s originally wavering heart had finally made its decision.
This was because Gong Jue was bestowed the title of the prince.
His title was different from the other idle princes because his title held the real power. Not only was he granted fiefdom, but the Emperor had also bestowed upon him 500,000 soldiers. That was equivalent to entrusting the safety of the imperial capital to him!
For that moment, no one could compare to Gong Jue’s glory.
The Emperor had also gifted him a residence. Gong Jue liked the residence the most because he finally had a place to stay with his only family member, Gong Yimo.
Therefore, he left the palace and eagerly took Gong Yimo out to look at their new manor. He had never been so happy being a subordinate before.
Gong Yimo was happy too because now, she could decorate her room as much as she wanted! She had selected a courtyard after looking around the residence and shamelessly claimed it. The courtyard she chose was very remote but there was a hot spring next to it.
Gong Jue looked at the flourishing blossoms surrounding the hot spring. He craftily smiled and said, “In the future, when I become tired, I will come here to soak in the hot spring, Royal Sister must allow me to do that!”
Gong Yimo was currently inspecting her room. When she heard his declaration, she replied, “That’s okay ~ You can come tonight.”