Chapter 356: Gong Jue Arrives (1)
At this time, the sky had already turned dark. Gong Yimo walked beside Gong Jue, each of them absorbed in their own thoughts, and nobody spoke.
Gong Yimo was pondering in her heart. Right now, her disguise technique has improved much more compared to the start, and the mannerisms that used to be the hardest for her to hide was now easy to conceal as well. There should be no issues at all. But when she thought about back then, of how easily Gong Che recognized her during Gong Jue’s celebration party, she felt a little unsure.
While thinking about that, they had unknowingly reached the edge of the city.
Gong Yimo breathed a sigh of relief. Then, she bowed to Gong Che and said, “Many thanks to this prince for seeing this one off. Though we may part now, we will definitely meet again another day.”
She lowered her head, but in just a short while, she finally got the question she expected.
“If I may ask, have you not come with someone else? Where has that Mr. Li gone?”
Gong Yimo raised her head and her expression remained unchanged. “As our talks are met with success, this one has told him to return before me to report the good news.”
Gong Che nodded and pointed at the city walls, saying, “It is still early, would you be willing to accompany me for a walk around the city?”
Gong Yimo paused for a moment. She looked at the city walls of Wan City and smiled. “In this case, this one shall not refuse.”
She felt like her face was going to go stiff from all the smiling While following Gong Che with his face deep in thought, she secretly thought in her own heart, did he figure her out or not? It’s all her fault for being too anxious. Did she make him suspicious when she took out the dagger so she could take charge of the fleet?
It wasn’t until the two of them arrived at the city walls did Gong Yimo feel a little more refreshed in the cool summer wind. And at this moment, Gong Che finally spoke.
“Do you know what I would do if she were here at this moment?”
His way of speaking changed. The distant politeness from before was dropped. This caused Gong Yimo’s heart to jump.
Gong Yimo suddenly looked at her. Due to their approach, the people at the city walls have all excused themselves, but the torches illuminating his pupils had a mysterious yet deep feeling.
“I…would hold her, and never let her go.”
These words caused Gong Yimo to pause. She did not know how to answer.
Seeing how troubled she was, he grinned. “I’m just kidding, I will not do that.”
Then, he moved his gaze away. Holding his hand against the wall, he sighed. “How could I be willing to do anything that may hurt her?”
Gong Yimo listened to the gentle sincereness in his tone and suddenly felt guilty. She could not respond as She Yue, so, listen to him silently, maybe Gong Che just wanted to find someone to pass on his word…
He looked up at the moon, leaving her the view of his delicate profile that was both gentle and mature. Surely, he can definitely move a woman’s heart with ease. If in the beginning, she had…
While Gong Yimo was thinking about that, Gong Che sighed.
“If she were here, there is actually nothing else I wish to tell her but the fact that I miss her very much.”
Gong Yimo could not help herself and said, “She’s your sister!”
He laughed. “Many people have told me that.”
He looked desperately at Gong Yimo as if he were looking at someone else through him. “Have you…ever been in love?”
Gong Yimo could not help but think about her past life. At the very beginning of that life, she really did like him very, very much. Only, the war and slaughter that came after had wiped out all her feelings, including that of love.
She did not hate him, but naturally, she also did not love him.
So, in a quiet voice, she responded, “…I have in the past.”
Gong Che smiled slightly. “I never expected you to be a romantic. In that case, you must understand what I feel at this moment…”
His eyes were distant, as if he felt lost.