Chapter 314: That Heart is Mine (1)
Far away in the south, Dayu was also covered in dark clouds at this time.
The Emperor was unhappy Gong Jue’s concealment After dealing with the South King’s matters, he was punished to a whipping and disallowed him to seek treatment, and to kneel three whole days and nights in the Temple of Heaven.
But what disappointed everyone the most was that even though the Emperor was so angry, he did not deprive him of his 50,000 troops. It could be seen that he had a big bark, but no real bite.
In the frozen winter, Gong Jue knelt on the snowy grounds of the Temple of Heaven with his body bare. The crossing whip marks on his body looked shocking, and he stayed motionless as if he had lost his consciousness.
When afternoon arrived, he finally finished his sentence.
At this moment, his face was pale, the enthusiasm he had when he beheaded the South King at that time was no longer to be seen. On the second day of Gong Yimo’s escape, Gong Jue plead guilty. At that time, the emperor talked to him after dismissing everyone. Many people thought that the emperor had let him go, but they never would have thought that he would finish him after the South King’s death.
Many people thought that Gong Jue was lucky that he happened to come across the South King’s plot to take the Emperor’s life, which caused the emperor to let him off easy.
But Gong Shi knew that there was much more to it than that.
When he passed by the area, he glared wickedly at that figure in the snow.
He was extremely dissatisfied!
Almost, as long as the Emperor took what the South King gave him a few more times, he would have succeeded! But to think that Gong Jue would even be able to find out about something as secretive as this, and even received great contributions from it, reducing his sentence. Otherwise, his crime of sheltering Gong Yimo alone would have pushed him way past the simple punishment of whipping!
And Gong Jue seemed to have found something out because the Emperor’s attitude towards him had been much colder these days.
The more he thought about it, the more Gong Shi was unhappy! His eyes were filled with a poisonous glow!
Just you wait. You were lucky this time, but you will definitely die next time!
But Gong Jue did not stay idle either. He was kneeling, but he was meditating in his heart in order to recover his body with the cold.
Wind and nature is a very profound martial art. Every stroke and every technique was exquisite, and Gong Jue even felt fortunate that he had practiced martial arts like this. He was a ruthless person to begin with, so any techniques that were a little more extreme would’ve caused his temperament to change, and turn him into a cold-blooded person.
Little snowflakes were falling from the sky. At this time, someone came with an umbrella in hand and told Gong Jue to open his eyes.
“Is she…really gone?”
That deep voice was so incomparably lonely, but Gong Che didn’t seem to be reluctant to believe it still. He felt that Gong Yimo must be hiding somewhere in the capital, waiting to come out and prank them.
Right now, Gong Jue had already matured, so he no longer had his defenses up against Gong Che. He believed that with his strength, he could beat all the men around him.
“She’s gone. Even I do not know where she has gone,” Gong Jue spoke.
A hint of tenderness and helplessness seemed to have appeared in the youth’s face just by mentioning her. His imperial sister truly was too amazing. He had drawn on all his men to find her, but he could not find any news about her. It had only been a few days, she could not have disappeared without a trace. The only explanation was that she was no longer in the country.
Gong Che’s knuckles paled from the strength he used in holding the umbrella. He was wearing a snow-white robe, but it was still not as pale as he face.
This word slowly dissipated in the wind, leaving only a bitter smile on his mouth. His smile looked even more bitter than a cry. He thought about all the lanterns decorating home because of the grand upcoming wedding, and he had done it all to show that person, but that person was gone…