The Cannon Fodder and Villain’s Happy Ending - Chapter 324
Qin Zhun felt that his heart was dripping with blood, and was so worried that his white hair had grown a lot, and couldn’t help sighing again.
Qin Xin only thought that Qin Zhun must have been upset about the second prince failure and was even to house arrest, and advised, “Father, even if His Highness the second prince is unsuccessful at the moment, it’s just temporary you don’t have to worry too much…”
It was easy for her to say this, Qin Zhun thought as he looked at Qin Xin like some kind of arrow, after all, if it wasn’t for Qin Xin, why would he be so eager to stand in line and fall into this current dilemma.
Qin Xin only ignored the anger in Qin Zhun’s eyes and confidently and calmly said, “Father, the emperor’s dragon body is not good. You see, as soon as Princess Yongle died, the emperor fell down, enough to know that his dragon body is already full of wounds and holes, his battle is nearing its end.”
“Think about it, the Daqi dynasty never establishes a young crown prince. If the emperor can’t last until the sixth prince comes of age, the only one who can succeed the throne is the second prince.”
Qin Zhun’s eyebrows slightly relaxed as Qin Xin said this.
Qin Xin picked up the teacup and took a sip with downcast eyes and the light in her eyes slightly flickered.
In her last life, she was far away in exile where life was really difficult, and had to exhaust herself to have daily food so she had no time to worry about anything else. However, she still knows about the emperor’s death. Counting from now, it’s only a few years away.
Qin Xin looked determined and then analyzed, “Father, even if the emperor insists on making the sixth prince the crown prince now, as long as there are many objections from the court, the emperor cannot ignore the opinions of the ministers, and it will be delated for a year or two.”
“With these one or two years, His Highness the Second Prince should have enough achievements to recover from his disadvantage.”
“There are both disadvantages and advantages for the second prince to establish his own fu. A few days ago, the second prince was grounded by the emperor in the palace and couldn’t move a single step. Even if Duke Chengen wanted to see him, he couldn’t even meet him but now that the second prince has his own fu, it’s easier to do anything in the future.”
Qin Xin said meaningfully, almost putting ‘Gu Jing’s having his own fu was convenient for him to win people’s hearts.’.
Qin Zhun’s face softened a bit, and he felt that what Qin Xin had said was quite reasonable.
Over the years, courtiers have been paying close attention to the emperor’s dragon body, for years he had been drinking medicinal soup. This time, due to the death of Princess Yongle, the emperor has been out of court for five days, and a group of imperial physicians and eunuchs were almost staying in the Yangxin Hall all the time.
In another year or two, the emperor’s dragon body would get even more worst and if he could not establish a crown prince by then, he would inevitably have his eldest son established as the crown prince which was the second prince that has the support of Empress Dowager Liu. In contrast, the third prince was cordial in nature, and the fourth prince was weak in physique, making him unsuitable for being a crown prince. The advantage of the second prince among several grown-up princes was obvious.
Moreover, he has invested too much in the second prince, except for the family properties that have been distributed to the eldest house, nearly half of the remaining family properties have already been invested. At this time, if he withdraws, the silver provided would be tantamount to splashing water!
Besides, everyone knows that he sides with the second prince and he couldn’t just “change his mind” and support the sixth prince. If he changes his position like this, who would trust him.
Qin Zhun calmed down a lot, lifted his robe, and sat down. After pondering for a moment, he said, “Xin’er, you’re almost ready for the coming age ceremony and since His Highness the Second Prince has left the palace to establish himself, you should marry him early.”
He naturally has his own plans. Since the second prince’s first imperial concubine has not yet been decided, and Qin Xin happens to be able to “marry” and give birth to a son early before the first concubine passes through the door. A grandson who has the blood of the Qin family was the greatest guarantee for the Qin family.
After all, having an heir was the most important thing, and once the second prince has a son, this could also be an advantage for the second prince in winning the throne. Contrary, the sixth prince who was only six years old this year must wait for another nine years for him to get married and have an heir. Everyone knows how important an heir was to the royal family, just take for example, what happened recently with Duan Wang fu.
Qin Xin responded obediently on the surface, but her heart was agitated and didn’t dare to show any signs: First, it was Yun Jiaoniang, and now there was this young miss from Dongping fu, all aiming at her own man, indeed they were despicable!
After personally pouring a cup of hot tea, Qin Xin then brought it to Qin Zhun.
She knows that the only one she could rely on now was Qin Zhun, as long as the Qin family thinks she still has value, then her future life in the second prince’s house would be much easier.
Qin Zhun took two sips of tea before putting down his cup, and said, ” Xin’er, do you think we should go to the Second Prince’s Mansion to congratulate His Highness on his move?”
Qin Zhun knows that Lord Chengen would hold a housewarming banquet for the second prince in two days, the banquet post was also sent to the Marquis, but he feels that the relationship between his family and the second prince was extraordinary, the second prince just moved to his fu today, so shouldn’t his family go early to congratulate him and show the second prince that the marquis was loyal to him.
“Father, you are due for a trip.” Qin Xin said.
Qin Zhun felt the same, stroking his beard and muttering, “It’s much better to give charcoal in the snow than to add flowers to the cake.”
Qin Zhun’s heart was burning, and couldn’t wait the more he thought about it. He stood up from his chair and felt that he had to go to the Second Prince’s Mansion immediately.
He was about to leave, but then stopped in his tracks and after thinking about it, he said to Qin Xin, “Xin’er, why don’t you go with me too?”
Qin Xin hadn’t seen Gu Jing for a while now and was eager to see him, so hearing him say this, her eyes immediately lit up.
With a reserved smile, she got up and said, “Then I will accompany my father on his journey.”
Qin Zhun immediately asked his servant to prepare a carriage and traveled from the Marquis’ residence to the Second Prince’s residence in the south of the city.
At this time, in the second prince’s mansion, there were only Gu Jing and the servants he had brought out of the palace.
After the people from the Ministry of Rites send him here, they hurriedly left before a stick of incense was burned.
Looking at the strange and deserted mansion in front of him, Gu Jing was a little dumbfounded.
After being grounded in the palace by his imperial father, these days, Gu Jing was in a state of panic, and could hardly sleep at night, especially after hearing that his imperial father wants to establish Gu Zhen as the crown prince. Knowing this, his heart went as cold as ice feeling that his imperial father most likely would abandon him.
Gu Jing could not accept this.
He has been planning and working hard for so long, just wanting to exchange the peace between the two countries of Daqi and Northern Yan and to make his imperial father look at him in a different light but in the end, he was robbed of everything by a yellow-mouthed kid* like Gu Zhen.
(*young and ignorant)
He refused to accept; he was dissatisfied but he was helpless.
While he was worried that his imperial father would ground him for too long, he suddenly received an order of establishing his own fu and was sent here. During this whole process, he was passive and confused.
He tried to seek an audience to his imperial father but the latter didn’t want to see him at all, so he could only ask Zhou Xin to deliver a message.
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