Chapter 242: Go Find Her (1)
After speaking, the Empress noticed the pained expression on Gong Che’s face and sighed once again.
“It’s all because the Liu Family is useless. The highest-ranked person from the Liu Family’s descendants is merely a scholar who scored the highest in the imperial examination. My father’s death was a severe blow to the Liu Family. Once the canal is repaired, it can be a source of revenue for the Liu Family, but how long will repairing the canal take? Will Gong Yimo wait for you?”
The Empress’s analysis of the situation was thorough and accurate. However, her words made Gong Che feel a bone-chilling cold inside his body. His body swayed and he almost couldn’t stand any longer.
…why was the situation like this? Why are these people and these things obstructing him? He only wanted to be together with Gong Yimo…
He closed his eyes and the sorrowful expression on his face made the Empress’s heart ache for her son, but she can’t be softhearted. She forced herself to remain expressionless. The Empress pursed her lips and whispered:
“Gong Yimo…she’s almost 14 years old, right?”
Gong Che tightly clenched his fist and he suddenly looked up. His eyes were bloodshot, and his appearance looked especially horrifying.
“Do I have to do this right now? Do I have to choose a concubine right in front of Mo’er? I can’t do it…I really can’t do it…”
Every word seemed to be squeezed out from him. His words made the Empress ponder about something deeply and as if she had realized something, she covered her mouth and laughed.
“My foolish son…Gong Yimo…she doesn’t know about your feelings for her yet, right?”
Gong Che didn’t reply, how could he let her know?
“You do know that your feelings…it defies the morals of this world. Since it’s like this, why don’t you go ask her first?”
Gong Che helplessly looked at her and asked, “Ask her what?”
The Empress smiled, “My foolish son…as your mother, it’s natural for me to want to best for you. Why don’t you go ask Gong Yimo and tell her everything? If…if she is also interested in you, then wouldn’t it be a happy occasion? Everything would be easily solved if she is also interested in you.”
The Empress’s words were as light as a feather and it made Gong Che’s heart fluctuate. However, logic told him that she wouldn’t accept his feelings.
Gong Che’s face turned pale and complicated. The Empress was an experienced person, so she continued to give him another dose of poison.
“Even if she’s not interested in you right now, you should at least let her know your thoughts. As long as she doesn’t directly reject you, then doesn’t it mean that you still have a chance? You can tell her your difficulties right now and tell her to wait for you. If she isn’t interested in you at all, then what’s the point of persisting it meaninglessly?”
Her words made Gong Che’s heart stir. Heaven knows how he had longed to do this, but he never dared to because he knew that Gong Yimo wouldn’t accept his feelings. But…but what if…?
…if…what if Mo’er did have some good feelings towards him?
This kind of thought made Gong Che feel like he was alive again! He was afraid, but he was also excited and happy.
Just thinking that Gong Yimo might…no, no…as long as she doesn’t directly reject him, that was enough…
If she doesn’t directly reject him, he can push back the marriage and wait for her. He should’ve done this a long time ago!
At the perfect timing, the Empress said, “Isn’t Mo’er currently living in Prince Qi’s residence? Gong Jue should be on his way to morning court now…if you leave now…you might be able to meet Gong Yimo.”
Gong Che could no longer restrain himself, he excused himself from the Empress and headed towards Prince Qi’s residence.
When she saw Gong Che eagerly leave Fengqi Palace, the Empress put one of her hand on her chest and sighed. Her son had already been bewitched; she can’t believe that he would love someone to this extent. However, it didn’t matter anymore because she will slowly pull him back on the right path, even if she has to pay with her life!
When he left the residence, Gong Jue’s heart felt a little uneasy.
He thought about it for a moment. It was even more dangerous for Gong Yimo if he brought her along to the palace, so he could only have some people watch over her. He ordered the guard that no one could come in or out of the residence. However, he thought about it again before he told them that even the princess can’t leave the residence.