The Cannon Fodder and Villain’s Happy Ending - Chapter 53
A strange gleam suddenly flashed past Qin Xin’s eyes as the corner of her lips pursed into a smile.
Princess Yingluo beckoned that maid again and ordered her to invite Taoist Yunguang.
While speaking, Princess Yingluo inadvertently saw the bumpkin from the Qin Family sitting together with Gu Zezhi. Seeing Qin Gui chatting happily, she became even more curious.
Unfortunately, for the concerned party, Qin Gui, this was really not a happy chat!
“When did Big Brother arrive at the capital?”
“Big Brother, was everything fine alone the way?”
“Big Brother, you have become even more dashing in just a few days I haven’t seen you.”
Qin Gui kept talking by herself with a forced smile on her face, regardless of whether he answered or not.
At this moment, she felt a little thirsty. She picked up a fruit juice on the table and drank it in one gulp.
So what if he is a villain and I am a vicious side character, who is not hated by anyone!?
It’s not right!
Qin Gui’s eyes slightly widened.
She remembered that Gu Zezhi only appeared in the middle of the novel.
And as soon as he appeared, the news that he personally killed and beheaded his brother spread to the capital. It shocked the entire court. After that, the novel introduced the character in detail from Gu Jing’s perspective, talking about his life experience, his escape over the few years after killing his father, and then, the emperor ordered Gu Jing to lead his army to a punitive expedition.
It was never written in the novel that he had been to the capital when Qin Xin was fourteen years old!
Has the plot changed!?
Watching the rich and ever-changing expression of Qin Gui, Gu Zezhi picked a grape from the bowl and stuffed it into her slightly opened mouth with great interest.
Qin Gui subconsciously ate it. The grape was sweet, sour, and juicy. It was very delicious.
This kid has such a good appetite! Gu Zezhi asked with a smile, “Is it sweet?”
“It is.” Qin Gui answered in a casual manner.
After having answered it, her face turned stiff; she could not wait to spit out the grape in her mouth.
At this time, she heard someone say in a light voice, “Daoist Yunguang is here!”
Qin Gui was suddenly distracted and looked out of the water pavilion.
In the garden, a forty-year-old taoist wearing a cyan cassock was walking over. There was a merciful look on her face and she held a silver-white whisk in her right hand. Her clothes blew along with the wind, giving her a fairy-like bearing. Everyone could not help but be in awe.
Taoists were public figures outside the loop. Everyone present here were either princes, heirs, or princesses. Most of them were distinguished nobility. But they still got up and greeted her as a courtesy.
Princess Yingluo smiled and said, “Taoist Yunguang, my Sister Xin just drew a picture of Queen Mother of the West, and I plan to dedicate it to Empress Dowager. I would like Taoist to give your assessment.”
Taoist Yunguang flicked her whisk and responded with a smile, “Princess, you are being too polite. This would be an honor for this poor taoist.”
“Madam Taoist, please.” A servant girl led Taoist Yunguang to the desk and asked her to assess.
Taoist Yunguang looked at the painting on the desk carefully for a moment and praised, “Wonderful! Really wonderful! This Golden Mother of the Jade Lake is really lifelike!”
[TLN: Golden Mother of the Jade Lake is another name of Queen Mother of the West.]
A radiant smile immediately appeared on Qin Xin’s face.
While speaking, Taoist Yunguang suddenly frowned, looking embarrassed.
Everyone was at a loss. They looked at each other while Princess Yingluo asked, “Madam Taoist, but what’s wrong?”
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