Gu Lin Chao gave her a complicated look and didn’t say anything. Instead, he turned to look at those servants who were leaving and said in a deep voice, “Wait a moment.”
When they saw him, they immediately bowed to him, “We see the Regent.”
Gu Lin Chao said, “Nowadays, the army is short of food and wages, and Ben Wang is still worrying about where to collect food and wages. It just so happens that your master and madam have the same idea as Ben Wang. Go back and tell your master and madam that Ben Wang accepts these gifts. However, these are just a drop in the bucket, far from enough to feed the three armies. Tomorrow, Ben Wang will visit personally, and I hope that your master and madam will be generous enough to prepare the silver and wait for Ben Wang to fetch it.”
Now, not only were the servants dumbfounded, but even Wen Qi Qi was a little unprepared.
How could things be so different from what she had thought?
She thought Gu Lin Chao would praise her, but how come he himself accepted the gift instead?
However, Gu Lin Chao was too black bellied, he wanted to severely kill people.
She can already foresee those masters and ladies sad and miserable, bleeding profusely.
The actual fact is, it’s not her fault, she also didn’t intend for this to happen.
After the servants put down their gifts, they left the royal residence with anxiety.
Wen Qi Qi pondered whether she should leave too.
Did she achieve the purpose of her actions today, or not?
When she met the man’s dark and deep eyes, she thought about it and said, holding back her heartache, “So the army is short of food and wages, I didn’t know that. Although my personal money is not much, but I also want to do some small contribution for the soldiers. Your Majesty, please wait a moment, I will go and get the silver.”
After saying that, she was about to leave, but the man reached over from behind and pulled her wrist.
She blinked her eyes, turned back, and looked at him in confusion.
The warm and slippery touch of her hand made Gu Lin Chao freeze, and he soon let go of her hand.
He looked at her as if nothing had happened, “It’s good that you have that kind of heart, but you don’t have to take out your own money, you can just keep it for yourself.”
Wen Qi Qi frowned, “Your Majesty does not value the little money I have?”
Gu Lin Chao has long known that she loves money. If she can say something like taking out money, she must have made a great determination.
After a pause, he shook his head, “Naturally not.”
“Then I would also like to do something for the soldiers ……” Wen Qi Qi sincerely said. Although she valued money, she was willing to contribute all her own silver if the soldiers were short of food and wages and had to go hungry. She would rather that than have her heart ache.
Thinking of this, she said with great righteousness: “It is not easy for the soldiers to defend the country. We can live a stable and peaceful life all because they fought on the battlefield and sacrificed their blood in exchange, how can we let them go hungry?
Money is an external thing. If you spend it, you can earn it again, but if you let the soldiers go hungry, it will chill their hearts.
Gu Lin Chao was shocked to hear this, and looked at the girl in front of him in surprise. He didn’t expect her to say such big words of righteousness.
Some officials in the court who always talked about benevolence and morality did not have such a mind like hers.
He pursed his lips, and for the first time, really looked at this girl.
So he still didn’t know her well enough ……
He thought she was just a petulant, sometimes well-behaved, and somewhat clever boudoir girl. When he was with her, she always made him very relaxed, and he was willing to indulge her a little.
But today, she really impressed him.
Translators Note: Gu Lin Chao said if you have the money to bribe, you have the money to pay taxes 😂
Edited by EllieKit