Princess and the General - Chapter 209
In front of Marquis Gu’s Manor, the cold-faced Gu HanMo dismounted. Gu WenQing, who was like a punching bag, followed along behind him.
The soldiers saw this sort of thing quite often and were accustomed to seeing it.
It was just that the third young sir’s expression seemed to be particularly chilly today.
“Have father and elder brothers returned yet?”
“Replying to third young sir, they have not.”
Gu HanMo nodded and stepped through the door. Gu WenQing obediently followed along.
Tian Shu was at the back, deliberately slowing his pace, allowing the two of them to get further away before walking up to the soldiers.
“If you don’t want anything to happen to your fourth young sir, quickly send someone into the palace to inform your marquis.”
What terrible thing did the fourth young sir do?
The soldier knew that Tian Shu would not say such a thing for no reason and hastily cupped his hands, saying: “If something is really going to happen, immortal practitioner of medicine, please stop it. I will immediately set out!”
Someone had already led a horse over. Seeing the soldier rush over, Tian Shu continued into the manor.
“Third brother, fourth brother, you two…”
Gu Xiang and Gu Yi left their courtyard and found that everyone in the manor had disappeared.
Those who had gone into the palace were in the palace, but Gu HanMo and Gu WenQing should still be at the manor. Why was it that neither of them could be found, and even Tian Shu was missing?
The two panicked for a while. Who knew that when they saw Gu HanMo, they would see a terrifying expression.
As for Gu WenQing, he miserably followed along behind him. It was immediately clear that he had been caught doing something wrong.
Strange, why was it that fourth brother seemed to be more adept at making mistakes than them in recent days?
Last time, he did not return to the city overnight because he was with that Yu Guan person. What mistake could he have made this time?
Gu Yi summoned the courage to say: “Third brother, what did fourth brother…”
Gu HanMo shouted fiercely. This scared Gu Yi and left him too scared to speak, as he went to weakly hide off to the side.
Gu WenQing lifted the hem of his robe and kneeled outside the main hall while keeping his back perfectly straight. He did not make a single argument on his own behalf.
“Just stay kneeling there. You can stand up when you have reflected on the situation properly.”
Gu WenQing suddenly said: “Third brother, I want to ask you. How did you know that I was at Yu Guan’s place? Did you have someone follow me?”
It was Yu Guan again?!
Gu Xiang and Gu Yi exchanged a look. This was bad. This was bad. Third brother hated actors the most. Fourth brother was really unlucky this time!
Gu HanMo did not refute it, “If you were able to see the truth, what need would I have to send someone to follow you?”
“I haven’t done anything unseemly. I just like operas and happened to learn a few from Yu Guan. Why is third brother so unwilling to accept it?”
What? Gu WenQing actually went to find Yu Guan to learn to act?
In Eastern Ling, there were exceedingly few young sirs from prominent families who would take up acting unless their family was in decline.
It was no wonder third brother was angry.
But if it was just learning to act, it did not seem to be excessive…
“You still refuse to repent?”
Gu HanMo’s voice was cold, “You are truly incorrigible.”
Saying this, he flicked his sleeve and left. He was like a chain of firecrackers about to explode, so he left before he could explode.
Gu Yi let out a long sigh.
“So scary. I was scared to death. Third brother hasn’t gotten that mad in a really long time.”
“What are you getting scared for? The one being cursed isn’t you. Quickly help fourth brother think of something!”
Gu Xiang rolled his eyes at him, and the two squatted down next to Gu WenQing and held their chins in contemplation.
Gu WenQing forced a smile, “There’s no need for you two to help me come up with some ideas. Be careful to not make third brother get mad at you guys too.”
Gu Yi suddenly smacked himself on the forehead, as he had come up with a good idea.
“Right, what is the point of us thinking of something here? Little Yu Fu is smart. She will definitely have an idea! Also, third brother dares to get mad at us, but he doesn’t dare get mad at Yu Fu!”
This idea sounded reliable, and Gu Xiang stood up and said: “Then I will go and have someone go into the palace to tell Yu Fu. You sneak fourth brother some rations. Who knows how long he’ll need to stay kneeling!”
The two went their separate ways. When Gu Xiang arrived outside, he saw that none of Gu HanMo’s people were outside before shouting: “Quickly send someone into the palace to tell young miss that fourth brother is in trouble!”
The soldier cupped his hands and said: “Fifth young sir, the immortal practitioner of medicine already had us send someone, and they’ve been gone for some time. Don’t worry.”
“It was second senior disciple?”
Gu Xiang laughed, “Who knew that second senior disciple would have a cold expression but be so kindhearted and compassionate. He’s also so considerate of our Marquis Gu’s Manor’s familial matters.”
“Who is being considerate of your familial matters?”
Tian Shu’s voice suddenly came from above his head. He was casually laying on the roof, as the hem of his robes billowed.
“I was worried that Yu Fu would be sad without her fourth brother. Your third brother does not understand feelings of love and is far more vicious in his moves.”
The palace banquet ended, and just as Gu HuaiJiang’s group arrived outside of the palace, they saw a group of fast horses coming over.
The one riding the horse was a soldier from Marquis Gu’s Manor. Seeing their group, he immediately dismounted and went to report, “Lord Marquis, the fourth young sir did something improper and was caught by the third young sir. He is currently being punished in the manor. The immortal practitioner of medicine directed this subordinate to come and report. Would Lord Marquis please quickly return to the manor to take a look!”
Gu WenQing had always been reasonable and steady. How could he make a serious mistake that would need Tian Shu to intervene?
Yu Fu immediately said: “Is it because of Yu Guan?”
Aside from this, she could not think of Gu WenQing making any other mistake.
The soldier thought for a bit, “I only know that they came back from outside of the city. As for anything else, I do not know for certain.”
“They returned from outside of the city. It is absolutely related to Yu Guan. Master, head general, you two return to the manor first. I will make a trip outside of the city!”