Wen Shi Qing and others breathed a fierce sigh of relief.
Si Yi, on the other hand, was a little disappointed.
Xue Zi Yu buried his head low, hoping that everyone would forget about him. Seeing that Gu Lin Chao had gone out, he was about to breathe a sigh of relief when a hand suddenly reached out and grabbed him by the neck, pulling him out of the main hall.
Xue Zi Yu’s face changed greatly. He was about to make a plea for mercy, but when he came into contact with Si Yi’s cold gaze, he stopped abruptly. A chilling feeling climbed up his spine, making him not dare to move.
By now, it was already dawn outside.
When Wen Qi Qi followed Gu Lin Chao out of the Wen Mansion, she saw a low-profile black carriage parked there, surrounded by iron-armored guards on strict alert.
Seeing the two of them coming out, the iron-armored guards knelt down on one knee, their voices resounding, “Your Majesty, Your Highness!”
Wen Qi Qi blinked her eyes and trembled a little.
This kind of scene is something that in modern times, no matter how hard the crew tried to replicate, they couldn’t capture.
During her daze, the low cold voice of the man beside came into her ears.
Wen Qi Qi came back to her senses. She met the man’s cold gaze, and subconsciously withdrew her hand.
“Get in the carriage.” Gu Lin Chao followed up with a commanding tone that brooked no argument.
Wen Qi Qi looked at the tall carriage in front of her and subconsciously extended her hand towards him, “The carriage is too high, please help me.”
Gu Lin Chao turned his head and glanced at her with a cold gaze and didn’t say a word.
Wen Qi Qi blinked her eyes and quickly withdrew her hand, saying sagely, “Okay, just pretend I didn’t say that.” Then she carried her skirt and nimbly climbed onto the carriage.
After Gu Lin Chao saw her go up, he mounted a black horse led over by the iron-armored guards, and then ordered, “Return to the house.”
Wen Qi Qi sat in the carriage and lifted a corner of the curtain to look outside.
She saw the iron-armored guards protecting the two sides of the carriage, while Gu Lin Chao rode ahead on his horse.
Wen Qi Qi put down the curtain and leaned back against the wall of the carriage with some defeat.
Just now at the Wen Mansion, she had the slightest illusion that Gu Lin Chao would not be difficult to get along with, but now, she was already awake.
Gu Lin Chao is still the same Gu Lin Chao. In the Wen Mansion just now, it might have been because he wanted to give Wen Shi Qing some face and not embarrass her.
The thought of living under the low pressure released by Gu Lin Chao in the future made her a little less energetic.
Gu Lin Chao is an extremely rule-oriented person. Such a person, who will not allow himself to make a single mistake, naturally will not allow the people around him to make mistakes. Living with such a person must be very tiring.
She can already imagine how her life will be like in the future, how dark and difficult will it be?
Amid Wen Qi Qi’s random thoughts, the carriage stopped.
“Your Highness, we’ve arrived at the royal residence.” Outside the carriage, came the voice of one of the iron-armored guards.
Wen Qi Qi froze, then straightened her dress and got up to get out of the carriage.
However, as soon as she got off the carriage, a figure suddenly leaped over and kneeled down at her feet, shouting loudly, “Your Highness, please, save this little one.……”
Wen Qi Qi looked down and saw Xue Zi Yu kneeling in front of her with blood on his face. His whole body was shaking like a sieve, and his eyes were full of fear, “Your Highness, save me, I don’t want to die yet……”
She froze, and out of the corner of her eye saw Si Yi walking over.
The young man was clutching his sword in his hand, his expression cold.
“This man has the audacity of a dog and wants to damage the reputation of the royal family. Death is not enough. But, if Your Highness wants to plead on his behalf, I can only give Your Highness face and let him go.”
Wen Qi Qi heard a hint of cynicism in his words, and her heart flinched.
This young man had just been in the Wen Mansion and had been following Gu Lin Chao around, so he must be his confidant.
Edited by EllieKit