Chapter 87: The Emperor’s Questioning (2)
Shen Shi Ye looked around nervously and found that no one came over. “You wouldn’t be so miserable like this if it weren’t for that brother of yours! He refused to let anyone meet you. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have gone through the trouble of climbing up the wall.”
Gong Yi Mo wasn’t aware of such a thing. Shen Shi Ye came over to her side and said in surprise, “Hey, looks like you’ve been enjoying yourself. These soufflés and ice cream are both famous goods in the the city; you can’t buy them unless you get in line, and yet you seem to have it all here.
The youth didn’t consider himself an outsider. He sat down at his own comfort and took a bite of a dessert.
Gong Yi Mo looked at him and said with a smile, “Aren’t you afraid that the food could be poisoned?”
Shen Shi Ye suddenly choked and coughed up his food. He said in an unclear voice, “What did you just say?”
Gong Yi Mo reached out, lifted his chin up and smiled.
“Fool, have you become stupid in the short while that I haven’t seen you?”
Shen Shi Ye’s anger burst. He swallowed a snack and glared back, “Who are you calling stupid? Ugly woman, do you want to die?”
“Alright…” Gong Yi Mo wasn’t afraid one bit. She simply waved her hand and asked, “What have you been up to?”
Shen Shi Ye had no choice but to suppress his temper; he didn’t forget that she was someone he couldn’t beat.
“It’s Yu Zi Qing and my other friends…you’ve met them last time when we shared a drink together. They wanted to invite you to go out and play, but they were stopped at the door, so I decided to drop by and see how you were doing.”
(T/N: Yu Zi Qing was mentioned in chapter 65, he shared a drink with MC and friends at Su Miaolan’s place)
When Gong Yi Mo recalled the teenagers she met at the gathering, a sudden idea came to mind. She suddenly stood up and asked,
“Is it going to be fun? Quickly take me there, if it’s no fun I won’t spare you.”
Shen Shi Ye laughed and reassured her, “Don’t worry! I guarantee that it’s going to be fun!”
The guesthouse they visited was a very affluent one.
Gong Yi Mo narrowed her eyes as she scrutinized the sculpted flower that decorated the door; the engraving was exquisite and full of detail. Whichever master worked on this craft was truly skilled!
Shen Shi Ye impatiently pulled her away. “Let’s go in! There’s nothing interesting about a mere door.”
Gong Yi Mo stared back at him and said, “I’m not looking at the door. Don’t you see him approaching?” Shen Shi Ye saw that she was pointing to a brothel–the very place he had been trying to avoiding recently.
At this time, a servant from the brothel spotted the prince and hurried over to greet him.
“Hey, Prince! You haven’t been here for a long time. Come one in, your friends are waiting for you inside.”
When she laid her eyes on Gong Yi Mo, his eyes shone with interest.
“Oh, look at this cute little boy, is he the prince’s younger brother?” Originally, she thought that the young boy was rather feminine, but when she saw the glint within the youth’s eyes, she concluded that there was a depth that no ordinary noble could have. The old lady felt a shiver down her spine; this boy must have come a long way.
Shen Shi Ye pulled Gong Yi Mo with him and replied to the old lady, “Don’t talk too much! Aren’t you going to lead the way?”
“Eh! Yes, please come inside!”
The old Madame smiled as she hurriedly led the way.
Speaking of which, it’s been a long time since Gong Yi Mo had last visited the brothel; in the past, she used to be a regular visitor for Chu Guan brothel, since places like these were the most suitable for gatherings and exchanging information.
At this time, some people had been waiting anxiously inside.
“How come they haven’t arrived yet. Would they prevent the prince from entering? The handsome young man wrinkled his brow while Xu Yuan, who stood beside him, didn’t worry at all.
“Relax, there isn’t a place that wouldn’t want to invite a prince!”