The convoy went on, this time, without Gong Yi Mo delaying their progress. They traveled very quickly, and within ten days, arrived at the Imperial Capital.
Gong Yi Mo hasn’t been away for that long, but by the time she returned, everything seems to have changed.
Moreover, she didn’t know whether it was her illusion or not, but she always felt a sense of danger everywhere. Rather than joy for the New Year, there was a feeling of crisis and tension.
After staring outside for some time, she pulled down the curtain, closed her eyes, and thought deeply.
The convoy didn’t attract much attention upon entering the city in such a low-key fashion. They traveled all the way to the palace gate while Gong Yi Mo stayed outside and waited.
As soon as Gong Yi Mo left, Gong Jue seemed to have changed as a person. He looked at everyone with calmness and indifference, causing all others to bow their heads whenever he glanced at them.
Everyone complained in their hearts, cursing those connections of theirs who sent them false information. This prince was the real deal!
As if indifferent to their fears, Gong Jue smiled and said: “All of you are meritorious officers for taking part of this journey to Xi Zhou. I will share this news to Father when I meet with him later.”
All who accompanied him said with pleasant smiles: “These proceedings were well governed by Your Highness. We dare not take credit, and we are willing to follow Your Highness to the death!”
Gong Jue smiled in satisfaction, which somehow released an indescribable pressure on everyone. Those ink-black eyes seemed to be filled with endless warnings.
“Don’t worry, when it’s your turn…you’ll only be rewarded more.”
Clearly kind words, but each person in the room couldn’t help but tremble. They all recalled a certain man’s ill fate after he betrayed the Prince.
Gong Jue had his limbs tied to a horse while a rider would have the horse gallop speedily through the desert. After being dragged alive for more than a dozen miles, the traitor’s body was covered in scars and his bones were exposed, leaving him at his final breath!
And that wasn’t all. Gong Jue had the traitor buried alive in front of his officers! The scenes were so bloody and cruel that it became a lingering nightmare to all of them!
Many of these people were spies sent by other people in the palace, but they have now been trained under Gong Jue for more than a year.
Those schemers in the palace offered money and many other unexpected benefits, but this prince’s means were much crueler. Anyone who thinks of offending or betraying him trembled at the consequences.
Thus, these young people were assured that they will be rewarded well serving under Prince Gong Jue, but they also had no doubt that if they betrayed him, their fate will be worse than staying alive.
They eagerly voiced out their loyalty, expecting the money to soon follow. Gong Jue waved in annoyance and the group immediately quieted down. Afterwards, the team continued to move forward.
On the palace road, they came across another group of sedan chairs, seemingly owned by women of a prominent family.
Su Miaolan had a heavy heart. When she heard her maidservant’s reply, she pulled her curtain open, only to see a dark and simple, yet dignified carriage. Such an ordinary carriage, but the four horses pulling it were definitely rare breeds. After pondering for a moment, she could almost guess who it was coming her way!
When she recalled the Ninth Prince, His Royal Highness who made exceptional achievements in Xi Zhou, her beautiful eyes moved. She ordered her servants to step aside the palace road, and to help her out of her sedan chair.
At the moment, Gong Jue had his eyes closed, until he heard a certain female voice, which was low and soft, but very attractive.
He frowned slightly, feeling impatient to deal with these unimportant people. But when he heard the woman’s self-introduction, he moved a finger. Wasn’t this the woman who bullied Sister Gong at the tea party?
Ch.221 First Encounter With Su Miaolan (2) Ch.222 Gong Che’s Anxiety (1) Ch.223 Gong Che’s Anxiety (2) Ch.224 Forced Marriage (1) Ch.225 Forced Marriage (2) Ch.226 Is it Love or Gratitude? (1) Ch.227 Is It Love or Gratitude? (2) Ch.228 How to Win Her (1) Ch.229 How to Win Her (2) Ch.230 Shared Bath (1) Ch.231 Shared Bath (2) Ch.232 Seduced Her Into Committing A Crime (1) Ch.233 Seduced Her Into Committing A Crime (2) Ch.234 A Kiss is Enough (1) Ch.235 A Kiss is Enough (2) Ch.236 Are You Willing to Follow Me? (1) Ch.237 Are You Willing to Follow Me? (2) Ch.238 The Fight Among Men (1) Ch.239 The Fight Among Men (2) Ch.240 Choosing An Imperial Concubine (1) Ch.241 Choosing An Imperial Concubine (2) Ch.242 Go Find Her (1) Ch.243 Go Find Her (2) Ch.244 To Confess (1) Ch.245 To Confess (2) Ch.246 Give Birth to A Son (1) Ch.247 Give Birth to A Son (2) Ch.248 If You want to Marry Me, then Marry Me (1) Ch.249 If You want to Marry Me, then Marry Me (2) Ch.250 If I Can’t Have Her, You Can’t Either (1) Ch.251 If I Can’t Have Her, You Can’t Either (2) Ch.252 Love In Action (1) Ch.253 Love In Action (2) Ch.254 Only Wished that my Feelings Can Touch You (1) Ch.255 Only Wished that my Feelings Can Touch You (2) Ch.256 An Accident Arising from Many Causes (1) Ch.257 An Accident Arising from Many Causes (2) Ch.258 Invitation (1) Ch.259 Invitation (2) Ch.260 What if I Marry Her? (1) Ch.261 What if I Marry Her? (2) Ch.262 Changing Fate Against God’s Will (1) Ch.263 Changing Fate Against God’s Will (2) Ch.264 Won’t Come Back (1) Ch.265 Won’t Come Back (2) Ch.266 Cutting Off An Old Friend Ch.267 Cutting Off An Old Friend (2) Ch.268 I Want to Die By Your Hands (1)