When Empress Dowager Guo saw this, her brows knitted, “Wait!”
Gu Heng turned back, “What else does Empress Mother want?”
Empress Dowager Guo’s gaze fell on Wen Ruyi’s face. She thought for a moment and said, “Since she saved His Majesty’s life, it’s not right to let her stay in the Palace as a court lady. I can see that Your Majesty seems to treat her differently, so why don’t you make her a concubine?”
Gu Heng was stunned. He looked down at the weak girl in his arms, pursed his lips, “It’s good ……”
At this moment, a low cold voice, interrupted his words.
The mother and son looked outward, and saw Gu Lin Chao walking in.
When she saw him, Empress Dowager Guo’s eyes moved slightly and asked in a slow voice, “Why did the Regent say that?”
Gu Lin Chao’s eyes fell on Wen Ruyi in Gu Heng’s arms, “This woman’s origins are unknown, so it would be inappropriate for the Empress Dowager and the Emperor to include her in the harem.”
“But, she saved me. And didn’t the Imperial Uncle not object last night?” Gu Heng frowned.
“Last night, this King did not see clearly and thought she was just an ordinary peasant girl from the farm.” Gu Lin Chao said indifferently.
Gu Heng smiled and was a little surprised, “Could it be that Imperial Uncle knows Liu’er?”
“Liu’er?” Gu Lin Chao was puzzled.
“Liu’er has lost her memory and can’t remember who she is. I saw that she is as fragile and tough as a willow branch, so I gave her the name Liu’er.” Gu Heng explained. When he had finished, the corners of his mouth curled up and he felt a sense of accomplishment.
The moment Wen Ruyi saw Gu Lin Chao come in, her face was as white as paper, and her hands that were hidden in her sleeves were shivering.
Gu Lin Chao is not a good person. He wants to stop the Emperor from including her in the harem?
After listening to what Gu Heng said, Gu Lin Chao did not comment, but said: “Does the Emperor know that she is the adopted daughter of the Duke of Ding? And why was she driven to the manor?”
“Duke Ding?” Not only Gu Heng was surprised, Empress Dowager Guo was also surprised.
“Exactly.” Gu Lin Chao explained, “This woman was impure and wanted to harm this King’s Consort. This King ran into her and the evidence of her guilt was proven, so she was sent to the manor by the Duke of Ding to let her meditate on her own mistakes.”
The Empress Dowager Guo paused and said with a frown: “Since her mind is not pure, it is natural that she should not stay in the Palace.” She should be sent back to wherever she came from.
Wen Ruyi hastily pulled Gu Heng’s sleeve and shook her head desperately at him, innocent and pitiful.
Gu Heng’s heart tightened and he frowned, “Is Imperial Uncle mistaken? If Liu’er had a malicious heart, how could she have saved me yesterday? No matter what happened in the past, it’s all in the past, she has amnesia now and doesn’t remember anything, so why should Imperial Uncle hold on to what happened in the past?
Even a criminal will be given a chance to reform, not to mention that Liu’er is just a weak woman.”
Without waiting for Gu Lin Chao to say anything, Empress Dowager Guo took the lead and said, “Heng’er, don’t talk to your Imperial Uncle like that, he is also doing it for your own good.”
For his own good again?
Gu Heng became more and more disgusted, “I am just talking about the matter, and I hope that Imperial Uncle and Empress Mother will give Liu’er a chance. She is so weak, if she is thrown out of the palace, she will not survive.”
“Bastard! I see that you have been bewitched by this vixen.” Empress Dowager Guo was so angry that her face turned blue, and she became more and more angry at Wen Ruyi. How could it be that in just one night, Heng’er had openly disobeyed her and the Regent for her sake? Such a person, if they really keep her in the Palace, may give rise to even greater misfortunes in the future.
“In any case, I do not agree with her staying in the Palace.” She was very firm and resolute.
Edited by EllieKit