Chapter 312: A Conspiracy Begins (1)
Jin Yun’s residence was located to the west of the city. It was worth mentioning that the east of the city was where the wealthy lived, while the west was mostly where the commoners lived. Moreover, his residence was once where a second-class military commander lived. Not only was the residence remote, it was also not big, but it was elegantly decorated.
Gong Yimo looked around the place, a little biased. This mansion was not even one-tenth that of the Qi royal mansion, much less having things like hot springs and the like.
“Say, you’ve got money now, do you still have to hold onto your coin so tightly? I even noticed that some of the tiles of your roof are missing, won’t it leak when it rains?”
Jin Yun cast a glance at her and complained, “Really, you never know the price of grains until you take charge of a household. It’s not like anyone lives there, why should I repair it?”
Makes sense. Gong Yimo sat at the table and poured herself a cup of tea, and grumbled, “Then tell me, what’re you keeping all that money for? Are you keeping it for someone else?”
Seriously, all of it is going into the pockets of those insatiable people!
At this time, a servant said, “Your Highness, the old lady from the Zhang family is here. She wants to see you no matter what. Will…Will you see her?”
He was slightly troubled.
Jin Yun did not carry himself too highly. “Naturally, I will see her. Let her in.”
Gong Yimo did not have the patience for scenes like these, so she went inside.
In a short moment, an old lady was helped in by a young girl, limping as she walked. As soon as she saw Jin Yun, she wanted to bow!
“No need to be polite.”
For things like these, he seemed to have already been used to it. Both his tone and his attitude was very genial, completely unlike how he was in front of Gong Yimo.
“Has your body gotten better?”
The old woman nodded her head repeatedly. “Thank you for your grace, Your Highness. If not for Your Highness standing up for this misjustice that my child faced, he would definitely be thrown into prison by those corrupt officials! I also do not have long to live…Right now, my son is recovering at home from his injury and cannot move, so I brought my granddaughter with me to come and give my thank yous. When my son gets better, I will bring him here to kneel to you!”
“There is no need for that.”
Jin Yun quickly reached out to stop her. He smiled, and that smile was so beautiful that the young lady who was secretly peering at his face was blushing down to her neck.
After the old lady was done thanking her, he saw them off, and helplessly, he came back with a bamboo basket in hand. Inside were things that common families made in their homes. Even though they were not expensive, it was the thought that mattered.
Gong Yimo ran out to see, and she was amused. “You really are a popular one. That young lady earlier liked looking at you so much she was barely willing to leave. I was secretly watching. It was only after he granny gave her a pinch that she finally left with reluctance. She clearly fancies you.”
While saying that, she put on a nasty grin with her teacup in hand. “You know, you’re also getting old, you should get married soon. Noble ladies have too many problems, but it’s not so bad marrying a farm girl.”
She knew that Jin Yun would not care about this, and that was why she said so.
Jin Yun glared at her. “Seriously, can’t you be more like a girl? Talking about marrying and whatnot, have some shame!”
With his charming and wilful appearance, he seemed to have turned back into world’s no.1 beauty Jing Yun again, and not the approachable Jin Yun. Gong Yimo sighed.
Before she could say anything, someone else came in. But the difference was, this was someone from the palace! In an instant, both their expressions turned serious.
It is the emperor’s call, and they declared that he was to visit the palace immediately!
As soon as the eunuch was done with the declaration, he stared at him. Jin Yun immediately understood. He passed him a bag of coins, and that eunuch finally put on a sinister grin.