The Cannon Fodder and Villain’s Happy Ending - Chapter 144
“So Uncle still does not know.” A look flashed past Gu Jing’s eyes and he smiled. “Father has given permission to Third Young Mistress Qin to visit the Ministry of Works in order to develop and improve a new type of bow. I saw that her maid seemed to be holding a bow in her hand. Perhaps they are already done with the prototype.”
“A bow?” Qin Zhun was confused. He had never heard of this!
Gu Jing raised his brows. Seeing Qin Zhun’s look of complete ignorance, he briefly explained a couple things before adding, “Father is extremely fond of this new type of bow developed by Third Young Mistress Qin. Even I haven’t had the chance to see it yet.”
Gu Jing raised his wine cup elegantly and lowered his eyes, concealing the dark flash in his eyes.
In the past few days, Sixth Imperial Brother had been doing homework in the imperial study as soon as he was out of class. His father did not even hide it from him when he summoned the ministers.
His Mother said that the emperor is already caught around the empress’s pinky, so that is why he was partial to Gu Zhen in everything.
He couldn’t just sit and wait like a fool any longer!
Gu Jing and Yelu Luan exchanged silent glances at the side.
On the day of Empress Dowager Liu’s Thousand Sovereigns Banquet, Gu Jing had already seen the power of the bow with his own eyes while accompanying the emperor at the gardens. After that, Yelu Luan mentioned having Qin Gui married off to NOrthern Yan to the emperor. This matter was not known to many in the court, but he did. He also knew that there was a big chance Yelu Luan was asking for the marriage for the sake of those compound bows.
It was also Yelu Luan who took the initiative to seek him out. He did not hide his ambition in any way.
Yelu Luan said that he wanted to use the composite bow’s blueprints to fight for the throne of the Yan Kingdom. If Gu Jing could help him, then he will also return the favor by giving Gu Jing three thousand Turkic horses.
Turkic Horses are never sold outside of Northern Yan, and it was difficult for other nations to even get hold of them. If he could get three thousand Turkic horses by himself and breed them, in time, he will be able to strengthen the combat power of the cavalry, then whether it be the emperor or the military, he would put a good impression on them.
This matter was beneficial to both of them!
The two of them hit it off immediately.
Today, Gu Jing brought Qin Zhun to this teahouse, but he did not expect that Qin Jun would have no knowledge about the composite bow at all!
Qin Zhun observed the situation and said vaguely, “If Your Highness wishes to see the composite bow, then I will ask my niece for it when I return.”
Gu jing smiled indifferently and looked at Yelu Luan again, changing the topic, “Uncle, this Prince Yelu admires Third Young Mistress Qin to the utmost. He is wondering, has the third young mistress been betrothed yet?”
“…” Qin Zhun was stunned and immediately understood what Gu Jing meant.
Gu Jing was trying to use the Qin family to form a friendly bond with the second prince of Northern Yan, Yelu Luan, right?
Qin Zhun clenched his fists and thoughts began flying around his head.
A concubine is a concubine. Even if it’s the concubine of a prince, it’s the same!
A concubine’s relatives aren’t relatives at all.
Qin Xin can no longer offer the Qin family any advantage in this contest. The only way now to get the Second Prince to see the importance of the Qin family is by offering some help to him.
If Qin Gui can be married off to Northern Yan, then that would show the Qin family’s worth!
With such thoughts, Qin Zhun was heated up and said haughtily, “My third niece has just returned so her marriage is not decided yet.”
He was saying that the Qin family was willing to marry off Qin Gui.
Yelu Luan caught those implications as well, and a sharp aura of determination flashed past his azure eyes like a lone wolf on the grassland.
Gu Jing smiled in satisfaction at Qin Zhun’s interest. He picked up his wine cup again and said, “Uncle really is good-spirited and loyal to the Great Qi.”
Qin Zhun quickly picked up his own cup and laughed. “You are too kind, Your Highness.”
He tilted his head back and gulped down the wine. Then, he added modestly, “It’s just that Gui’er, that girl. She’s wild and stubborn. I’m afraid that…”
Qin Zhun looked as if he wished to speak, but he frowned instead.
Even though he did not interact much with Qin Gui, Mrs. Su was always rambling on about her faults. At the very least, he knew that she was not to be messed with.
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