The Cannon Fodder and Villain’s Happy Ending - Chapter 30
The carriage was only stopped in front of the palace gate where Mother Xu handed a token to the guard.
Not far away, a figure in royal blue robe with gold embroidery was standing in front of the palace gates. He was tall, straight, and quite handsome. He was looking in the direction of the carriage in a daze. When he noticed the carriage, he subconsciously took a step but forcefully took it back.
After the carriage entered the palace gates, Qin Gui followed the empress onto the sedan which took them all the way to Fengluan Palace.
A small figure ran out of the palace, down the stone steps, and towards Empress Wei happily.
The boy’s fair and handsome face was full of undisguised joy. He was the sixth prince, Gu Zhen.
“Zhen’er,” Empress Wei also broke into laughter, she was laughing from her heart. “She is your cousin.”
“Cousin,” Gu Zhen cried sprightly. His big eyes flickered with curiosity as he looked at Qin Gui. He still remembers that Qin Gui had rescued him from the lake. He looked at her with an intimate look.
Qin Gui was a little excited. She raised her hand and caressed his soft hair.
“Little Gui, he only has a single word in his name, Zhen. You cousins don’t have to pay too much attention to formality. Just call him Zhen’er.” Empress Wei smiled, looking at the two. “Let’s go in first.”
Gu Zhen took out a pine candy from his purse and gave it to Qin Gui. “Cousin, take it.”
The innocent look of this little guy’s face melted Qin Gui’s heart. She found the candy in his mouth extra sweeter.
“Little Gui, you should stay in the palace for a while. You can go back when the Qin Family had settled down,” Empress Wei’s eyes flickered with a sharp gleam as she said this. “We will take good care of you on behalf of your mother.”
Before going out to meet Qin Gui, Empress Wei had ordered her servants to prepare a room, clothes and jewelries for Qin Gui, hoping that her niece could live comfortably in the palace.
“Awesome,” Gu Zhen raised his face excitedly, his eyes shining brightly. “Cousin, since you will be living here with mother, then you can play with me, right?”
Qin Gui replied to him with a laugh. At this time, a maid in green came to report: “Empress, Imperial Concubine requests an audience with the empress.”
Empress Wei had just returned to the palace but the imperial concubine got the news already. The corner of Empress Wei’s lips rose into a sneer as she refused in a light voice, “We are busy. We don’t want to see anyone.”
The maid in green retreated.
Qin Gui lowered her eyes as the shine in her eyes flickered.
In the novel, the emperor and empress loved each other very much. During the ten years in his reign as the emperor, he had only picked once. He had only picked imperial concubine and consort of the four concubines. His harem was quieter than the other emperors of the Qi Dynasty.
Had the sixth prince not been young and of poor health, the courtiers would not have been fighting for picking his heir.
And the imperial concubine was the biological mother of the second prince, Gu Jing.
Qin Gui couldn’t help but recall the scene where the sixth prince fell into the lake. It was quite apparent if Gu Zhen died that day, the biggest beneficiary would have been the second prince, Gu Jing.
Over these days, Empress Wei must have been investigating the incident of Gu Zhen falling into the lake in addition to my life experiences. I guess Empress Wei is already suspecting imperial concubine and his son.
“Madam,” Mother Xu glanced at the sky and said with a smile. “Young Master Qin might still be waiting outside the palace gates, waiting for this kid.”
“Zening knows what to do.” Empress Wei raised her chin slightly as she ordered the eunuch in-charge, “Yu Ping, go and tell him that we will stay with Little Guy for some time.”
“Your slave obeys your orders.”
Fengluan Palace’s eunuch, Yu Ping immediately left the palace.
As soon as he went out, Yu Ping saw a glamorous woman in her early thirties kneeling outside the Fengluan Palace in thin clothes. Her slender figure trembled in the autumn wind.
Keep on pretending! Yu Ping snorted coldly as he walked past the imperial concubine quickly.
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