Chapter 311: The Past (2)
Gong Yimo nodded. “I didn’t expect you to have so many twists and turns in your life.” Not only did he have an unruly diva for a mother, he even had a father that was doubly so.
“Your grandfather is right, this is indeed a normal occurrence. From what I can see of your mother, she does not come off as someone who would commit a crime.” Even if she wanted to, she would not have the guts to!
Her words stunned Jin Yun. He came forward and with some force, actually climbed up the fence wall as well, and sat next to her.
In the end, he was a practitioner of dance year-round, he still had some in him.
He smiled. “You don’t have to sympathize with me. I’m very lucky. The former empress has no children of her own so she treats me well. In turn, my mother also lives a better life. It’s just unfortunate that she died early, it truly was a waste, someone got to profit for nothing.”
As for the someone he was talking about, that would probably be the current empress.
Gong Yimo looked at his overly dazzling face and said, “Did your mother teach you to dance as well?”
He nodded a little shyly. “After the death of the former empress, I landed in a difficult situation. None of my brothers like me, and would always hit and scold me, so I could only hide in the cold palace.
“While mother…She was born with this temper, and she had limited education. I was weak and often ill as a child. Mother told me that she had been practicing dance since she was young, and she had never had a cold in her life. So, she would bring me along every day as she practiced her dancing in the yard. Slowly…I was able to learn it.”
As he spoke up to this point, he smiled. It looked a little self-deprecating, but at the same time, he looked satisfied. Perhaps hiding in the cold palace to practice dancing as a child was also the happiest times he had in life.
“So why did you turn yourself into the diva Jing Yun?”
This was, for Gong Yimo, the most incomprehensible part. She could not see the slightest hint of a prince’s pride in Jin Yun. He was like a beautiful blade of grass. Not only could he put away his identity to earn money, he could also abandon his identity as a man to become a diva. In ancient times, this was practically never heard of.
Jin Yun felt even more embarrassed after hearing that. There was a faint blush at his cheeks, and they were so beautiful that even the clouds on the horizon have lost their color.
He sighed softly as if he did not care, but it still seemed like he did.
“Because…I really am short of money. Father Emperor does not care about me, he has left me to my own devices, my own brothers exclude me from their circles, and the people in the palace look down on me. Only money could help me survive, and allow me to live better.
And as a diva, not only am I able to earn money, I can even improve the life of mother in the cold palace. I even have some ability left in me to help the pitiful people of our nation, and I can bribe people for news, I can find out every which way this world turns. As time went on, I also stopped caring.”
“Even if you have to abandon your identity as a man?”
Gong Yimo’s words stung, and it caused his expression to stiffen for a moment. After a long time, he slowly sighed. “I don’t care.”
He turned his head to look still at Gong Yimo, and his beautiful eyes seemed to be filled with stars.
“In this world, everything besides death is trivial.”
Then, he raised his head to look at the sky. A trace of his unyielding will and his yearning could be seen in his expression.
“And wasn’t there only a single goal while you’re alive? To live your life to the fullest…and keep on living.”
Looking at his slightly raised profile, this person clearly lived a very bitter life, and yet he still kept his positive hopes. He was clearly so tired, and yet he still took care of his mother, and even the less fortunate people of his nation.
Gong Yimo suddenly felt that perhaps, this was what it was like to read a person beneath the covers…He was the world’s greatest beauty, and he truly deserved that name.