Capital City, Ministry of War.
Today was the second day of the martial arts trial, testing the participants’ riding skills.
At this moment, the competition was nearing the end.
Meanwhile, a horse came flying in from the gate of the Ministry of War.
When it arrived at the high platform, before the horse stopped, the man on the horse flew down from the horse and knelt down on one knee, holding an object, “I have something to report to the Regent.”
When the officials saw him, they thought there was trouble at the frontier again, so they all looked at Gu Lin Chao nervously.
When Gu Lin Chao saw the object in his hand, his handsome face suddenly changed. Without waiting for Wang Houde to fetch it, he got up and got off the high platform, and took the jade pendant from the rider’s hand.
“This jade pendant, why is it in your hand?”
“I am a guard of the Tunzhou Imperial Residence. This is an item of the Regent Princess. The Regent Princess arrived at the Tunzhou Imperial Residence this morning, and unfortunately, Jue Wang happened to be a guest of the Royal Residence. After seeing the Princess, he took the Princess to Juezhou by force. Jue Wang also said, also said ……”
The guard hesitated at the end of his sentence.
When Gu Lin Chao heard the words Jue Wang, his pupils suddenly tightened, and the knuckles of his fingers holding the jade pendant, turned white inch by inch.
He composed his face, but his voice was cold and frightening, “What did Jue Wang say?”
The guard did not dare to hesitate and repeated what Jue Wang said, word for word.
After Gu Lin Chao listened, his face was horrifying.
Without saying a word, he pulled the rider’s horse and jumped on it.
He shouted in reprimand, and one man and one horse, like lightning, swiftly exited the Ministry of War.
“What’s going on, what’s happening?”
A group of officials from the Ministry of War were taken aback and stood up one after another.
“Why has the Regent left, what should we do about this competition?”
Wang Houde had just heard the conversation between Gu Lin Chao and the rider, and when he heard the officials talking. He said in a deep voice: “The Regent has some urgent matters that need to be dealt with personally, here, I will leave it to you all.” After saying this, he did not bother with them, and dragged the rider away, “And you tell me carefully, what happened.”
The guard had to tell him the whole story.
Wang Houde’s face looked worried after listening.
This Jue Wang was not a good person. Now he suddenly took the Princess to Juezhou, what did he want to do?
When he was a child, his master had an accident in Juezhou. He has a deep shadow in his mind about Juezhou and has not ventured back there for so many years. He never imagined that the Jue Wang would use the Princess as blackmail this time and ask his master to go there alone. He obviously did not have good intentions.
No, he must let Old Yi go to meet the Master.
Thinking about it, he let the rider leave on his own, while he quickly went to the military camp on the outskirts of the capital.
Seeing Si Yi, Wang Houde was startled.
The other side’s face was dark and gloomy, which inexplicably caused people to be afraid.
But this was not the time for him to be a coward.
He hurriedly pounced over.
Si Yi waved him away, “Stay away from me.”
Wang Houde was not in the mood to fight with him this time, but told him how serious the matter was.
Si Yi’s face changed after listening.
“…… You hurry now, bring someone to find the Master. We must not let the master see Jue Wang alone.” Wang Houde said anxiously.
Si Yi glanced at him, “Long-winded, do I still need you to remind?” After saying that, he left with big steps.
Wang Houde was a little angry. This kid, he hadn’t seen him for a couple of days, so he was considered long-winded?
See if he will give him a daughter-in-law in the future.
Let him be a bachelor for life.
In a few moments, Si Yi led a group of elite troops, rode out of the barracks, and headed for Juezhou.
Wang Houde breathed a sigh of relief, hoping that the Master and the Princess would return safely.
Juezhou, Jue Wang’s residence.
It was already late at night, but the palace was brightly lit.
All of Jue Wang’s wives, concubines and children were waiting outside the palace door.
Edited by EllieKit