Chapter 144 - Brother, Is That A Human Head?
Gu Zitang grabbed Gu Nuo’er’s small hand and ran all the way to the cold palace.
Because of the snow, the cold palace looked even more desolate.
In Gu Zitang’s eyes, even the broken windows that usually looked very ordinary looked like the eyes of a ghost or monster that was staring at them.
Gu Zitang skillfully dug out the box containing the silver.
The moment he opened it, there were only four to five pieces of silver left!
At least a dozen pieces of silver worth 50 taels had disappeared!
The child’s eyes widened. “Wow, there’s so much fewer now. Nuonuo only took one or two of them.”
“What? So you’ve taken some before!” Gu Zitang was shocked, but he quickly reacted. “This is supposed to be the treasure trove between Brother and yourself.
“It doesn’t matter if Nuo’er takes a little. But other than what you took, there is still some silver that had gone missing! Nuo’er, have you ever told anyone about this place or brought anyone here before?”
Gu Nuo’er scratched her chin with her small hand and pondered for a moment.
“Uh, Elder Brother Siming accompanied me here last time.”
Gu Zitang was shocked. “Could it be that he came to steal the silver?!”
A puzzled expression appeared on the child’s face. “But Elder Brother Siming doesn’t usually enter the palace. When he does so occasionally, it’s just to accompany me.
“Could it be that he climbed over the wall in the middle of the night and specially came to the cold palace to steal our money?”
After hearing his sister’s words, Gu Zitang also felt that it didn’t sound too plausible.
He had seen Ye Siming before.
The arrogant youth who didn’t even bother to look at him.
If it wasn’t stolen, that meant that…
Gu Zitang bit his lip and concluded, “There’s a ghost! There must be a ghost! I previously heard from the eunuchs in the palace that there is often a strange white shadow in the cold palace.
“Not only does it float around, but it also makes a terrifying commotion, as if it’s chewing on human bones!”
After saying that, he pretended to be deep in thought. “Looks like I have to spend a lot of money to find a Daoist priest. It’s fine to scare me, but if you steal my money, I’ll get it to spit out even its bones!”
Gu Nuo’er sniffed.
She didn’t smell any bad ghosts around.
She raised her hand and was about to comfort her second brother.
Unexpectedly, from the corner of her eye, the child suddenly saw a black human head at the broken window behind them. It was motionless.
Gu Nuo’er tilted her head, her eyes filled with curiosity.
“Second Brother, is that a human head?”
Gu Zitang was awakened by her words and froze from head to toe.
His teeth chattered as he turned around and looked in the direction his sister was pointing.
A black head with hair fluttering in the wind was indeed “placed” on the window.
After a long silence, Gu Zitang was the first to scream.
He picked up Gu Nuo’er and ran without any explanation.
“There’s a ghost. Someone help!”
Gu Nuo’er’s small body was in her brother’s arms and she was confused.
When Gu Zitang heard his sister’s soft voice, for the first time, he felt a determination called courage.
“Don’t worry, Nuo’er. Brother will definitely protect you well!”
“That’s not it, Second Brother. You ran the opposite way! We’ve entered into the depths of the cold palace!”
Gu Zitang suddenly stopped in his tracks, sending up snow and dust.
He looked around in horror.
There was a dilapidated palace, a swing that had been in disrepair for a long time, and a water jar that had not been used for a long time under the corridor. It was already covered in moss.
When he was young, he did not like to study, so Consort Yi had always scared him by saying that she was going to send him to the cold palace.
This terrifying trauma once again crept into Gu Zitang’s heart!