Chapter 252: Love In Action (1)
When Gong Che heard the news that Gong Jue had left, he hurriedly stood up. But then, he thought of something and slowly sat back down with a sneer on his face.
“It’s good that he left…”
It was enough for Gong Che if Gong Jue found a random woman to be with. But if Gong Jue returned back to look for Mo’er…with her temperament, not only will Gong Jue fail, she will probably begin to hate him.
Later, the Empress was shocked when she received the news that Gong Jue had killed someone before he left the palace. As she stared at the corpse, she discovered that the servant was someone who was favored by Che’er. Now, that servant had died here.
She was full of suspicion and finally went to the Crown Prince’s East Palace.
It was already evening, and Gong Che had already awakened. He was on his bed drinking sobering soup. After he saw the Empress arrived, he didn’t get up or greet her. The Crown Prince didn’t even bother to look in her direction after her arrival.
The Empress’s expression was somewhat heavy as she dismissed all the servants.
The Empress wanted to say something but paused. In the end, she finally asked, “Do you really want to marry the daughter of the Su Family?”
Gong Che lowered his head, his expression was unreadable as he continued to drink his soup.
“Didn’t Mother Empress say that she’s the correct marriage candidate for me?”
“That’s right…” The Empress was afraid that he would suddenly change his mind.
She sat down next to Gong Che. The Empress knew that she shouldn’t ask, but she can’t help but ask.
“Today…what did Mo’er say?”
Gong Che’s fingers tightened into a fist when he suddenly heard Gong Yimo’s name. His knuckles turned white and his face turned pale.
He raised his head and drank the remaining soup. The suffocating pain made his entire body feel numb. He was silent for a while before he finally said:
“She said she will pray for me to have an heir soon.”
When he said that, he seemed like he was laughing, but the porcelain bowl was almost crushed into pieces by his hand. He suddenly looked up at the Empress’s uneasy expression.
He whispered, “Mother Empress already knew that it would turn out like this, right?” She still had persuaded him to confess his feelings because she wanted him to face reality.
The Empress turned pale, she tried to justify herself, “Mother Empress…only did this to help you…”
“You’re doing this for me?” Gong Che laughed. He gently placed the porcelain bowl on the table that was beside his bed. He repeated her words, “You did it for me…yes…you guys are all doing this for me and it was always for me…”
He suddenly slammed his hands on the table, flipping the entire table over. There was a loud breaking sound as both the porcelain pot and bowl shattered into tiny pieces. The Empress was frightened by his sudden action. She stood up and was about to say something. But when her gaze met Gong Che’s gaze, she couldn’t say a word.
“Mother Empress!” he bitterly shouted at her. The corners of his mouth was curved up into a sarcastic smile.
“You kept saying that you’re doing this for me…but do you really know what I want?” He looked at the palm of his hand. This morning, his hand had touched Gong Yimo’s lips and eyebrows, but that was all.
Gong Che closed his eyes, he was in pain.
“From the beginning till now, all I ever wanted was Gong Yimo!”
The Empress was stunned by his outburst because he never acted like this before. He had always been strong, gentle, and he carried everyone’s hope for the future. Gong Che had never cried out that he was bitter or tired. But this time…because of a woman, he would yell and accuse her.
This was the first time he had ever wanted a person, but it was so hard to get her. He was unable to receive anyone’s support…
The Empress’s heart couldn’t help but ache for him. After all, he was her son, and she had given birth to him. The mother and child’s heart are connected, so she could feel his pain…
She walked over and crouched down as she tugged his hands.
The Empress gently said, “My son…what you want…I know.”
Gong Che laughed. Did it matter whether she knew it or not?
But the expression on the Empress’s face was very serious. “I will help you…as long as you work hard to become the Emperor, I will help you. One day, I will make Gong Yimo become your woman!”