- Rebirth of the Tyrant's Pet: Regent Prince Is Too Fierce
- Chapter 292 - Luring An Enemy Away From His Territory (1)
Prince Nan led a life of dissipation; he eats, drinks, and gambles. He was forty years old, but he looked like he was fifty or sixty. Both of his eyes were swollen, and he didn’t look like a good person at first glance.
Emperor Gong Cheng didn’t have any favorable impression towards this person who relied on his ancestors to freely eat and do whatever he pleased. Therefore, he didn’t really care about his gifts.
However, Prince Nan didn’t retreat after he offered a bunch of ordinary gifts to the emperor. He was holding a small box in his hand and said flatteringly, “Your Majesty, I have a treasure here that I guarantee that you’ll like!”
The emperor waved his hand and Chang Xi stepped forward to take it, however, Prince Nan didn’t allow Chang Xi to take the gift. He said, “The average person doesn’t know how to use this treasure. Please let this official to demonstrate for you.”
This aroused everyone’s curiosity, they couldn’t take their eyes off the red box. The emperor raised his eyebrow slightly, he thought that he wouldn’t be able to do anything since he was a waste, so he allowed him to come forward.
Prince Nan walked forward step by step as he dragged his impractical body as Gong Jue involuntarily got closer. Then, when he was about two meters away from the emperor, he opened the box and an exotic fragrance drifted out from the box. When the emperor looked inside the box, he saw some black colored paste inside. He didn’t know what it was used for.
At this time, Prince Nan took out tubular object made of pure gold and filled it with the black paste. After he ignited it, he handed it to the emperor with a greasy smile on his face.
“Your Majesty, this is called cloud smoke. This is a special product produced by a small country outside the border! Just inhaling one breath will make all your fatigue disappear. This item suits you very well, do you want to have a try?”
The emperor naturally wouldn’t use something of an unknown origin, but the strange scent drifting in the air intoxicated him. It made him want to try it.
However, just as he was about to reach out for it, another hand had received the item. The emperor turned around to look and saw Gong Jue smiling generously.
“Father emperor, hearing how magical this item is from royal uncle, this son has become very curious. Will father emperor mind if I try it first?”
The emperor retrieved the hand that he had extended, he knew that Gong Jue was trying to protect him. He felt moved by this gesture. He had many sons, but wasn’t he the first one to rush out to stop him? He was truly filial, so he smiled and allowed him.
Prince Nan looked gloomily at Gong Jue after Gong Jue intercepted his gift, “This item is strong, so it’s only suitable for adults. Your Highness is still young, so it’s best if you don’t try it.”
Gong Jue raised an eyebrow, “This stuff is strong? Why didn’t you say so earlier?”
Seeing how gloomy the emperor’s gaze was, Prince Nan paled and didn’t dare to say anything.
Gong Jue merely took a shallow breath and discovered that this feeling was similar to the poppy paste that royal sister had mentioned when they were younger.
Royal sister had said that this item exist now, but it wasn’t widely circulated in the mainland. Moreover, the purification of technology of this paste was limited, so smoking it long term will deteriorate the body and become addicted.
Gong Jue’s eyes narrowed slightly as he looked at the table full of people. He secretly thought that this was a wonderful opportunity.
The emperor watched Gong Jue’s reaction attentively and then he heard Gong Jue said smilingly, “Father emperor, this item really does have a refreshing effect. However, the only opium pipe has been used by me. If father emperor is interested, you can ask royal uncle to give you another one after the celebration.”
The emperor smiled and waved his hand, signaling for the banquet to continue.
The night will soon come…
Gong Yimo was sitting cross-legged on her bed. Her heart finally felt relieved when she felt her inner strength gradually recovering.
Suddenly, fighting sounds drifted from the roof to the room. She opened her eyes and sure enough, she could hear the sound of people fighting. Luo Qi rushed into the room and when he saw that Gong Yimo was still present, he sighed in relief.
“Princess, please follow me. Our enemies are invading the residence!”