Chapter 341: News About Her (2)
Thinking about his life and death, Zhou Buping was silently suffering in Gong Jue’s presence.
“Do you want me to give you another chance?”
He didn’t address himself by using “this prince,” instead, he addressed himself using the pronoun “I.” Yet, it didn’t make Zhou Buping any closer to the young man, it made Gong Jue more unfathomable.
There was only an inch of a distance between his forehead and the young man’s foot. Zhou Buping was too afraid to look up.
In a cautious and pleading tone he said, “Your Highness, please be magnanimous and… give me another chance!”
When he finished speaking, the people kneeling behind him also begged for another chance.
“Your Highness, please be merciful!”
Gong Jue smiled faintly, “In this case, I can give you another chance.”
Zhou Buping couldn’t hide his excitement when he heard this, so he quickly raised his head. The moment he raised his head, his gaze met Gong Jue’s gaze as he towered above him. He could sense a trace of danger from the depth of Gong Jue’s eyes.
“But there is another matter that I want you guys to do.”
Zhou Buping’s heart trembled, and then bowed down and said, “Your Highness please give us your command. We are ready to risk our life and limb to help out!”
Gong Jue laughed faintly as his slender figure strolled slowly back to the bed; he sat on the bed again.
“Isn’t Imperial Consort Long pregnant? It’s such a coincidence for her to be pregnant at such a critical juncture.”
Gong Jue smiled strangely when he saw how Zhou Buping’s body had suddenly tensed up. “Almost all of you have daughters in the palace, and you also have spies in the palace. I hope you can help me check whether it is true that she is pregnant. This isn’t difficult, right?”
Thinking of how Imperial Consort Long’s defense was like an iron bucket, Zhou Buping wiped the cold sweat off his forehead and said, “It’s not difficult, not difficult!”
Gong Jue nodded his head with satisfaction, “You may withdraw.”
When the people heard his words, it was like they had been granted amnesty! But just thinking of their new task was already giving him a headache. However, if they had to choose between death or risking their life, they would rather risk their life because life was more important to them.
Besides, Gong Jue had never treated the people who worked for him unfairly, so it was somewhat comforting to them.
After everyone left, Gong Jue massaged the space between his eyebrows, he was somewhat impatient.
At this time, Luo Qi quietly entered the room and brought a message along.
“Your Highness, according to the report from our spy, the construction regarding the tributary rivers you inquired is about to reach Yuheng’s borders!”
Gong Jue’s spirit immediately recovered and his eyes brightened.
At that time, in order to persuade him to return to Xizhou, he had gone to help repair the canal. Gong Yimo had told him her plan in its entirety, so even though her whereabouts was unknown, he could just wait for her at the place where she would appear.
There was news that Yuheng was carrying out large scale construction of river channels, and it was in the direction of Da Yu. This meant that she definitely didn’t give up on the tributary rivers that are being constructed according to the blueprints she left behind in Da Yu!
I didn’t matter if she was in Yuheng or if she was working with the second prince of Yuheng because as long as she didn’t give up on this canal, he will still have a chance to see her!
Thinking of this, he immediately got up and prepared to leave his residence.
Luo Qi said, “Your Highness, what do you plan to do?”
“To enter the palace.”
“But the other day you had told His Majesty that you’re sick so you needed time off to recover from your illness. What excuse will you use this time?”
Gong Jue was obviously in a very good mood because he actually explained his thoughts to Luo Qi.
“The city has become more orderly and clean under father emperor’s control. Since the city has been cleaned, I want to go outside and see if there’s other vermin elsewhere that needs to be cleaned.”
Speaking of this, his eyes were smiling brightly, as if he was just a teenager that was getting ready to go out and play. His eyes were filled with longing.
He was not worried about his proposal being rejected because the people in Jincheng were anxious for him to leave. So they would do whatever it takes to make it happen, so he could quickly leave.
It was just a pity if they thought that they would be able to sit back and relax after he left the city… that would be too naive.