Chapter 146 - Turning into Decaying Bone Flowers After Death?
The third prince brought Gu Nuo’er to lie on the roof beam and look down.
The second prince, Gu Zitang, was as anxious as an ant on a hot pan.
“Sister!” Gu Zitang lay on the ground and shouted in the direction of the abandoned and dust-accumulated bed.
There was no one under the bed. A spider even crawled out and that gave him a scare.
Gu Zitang then opened the dusty old wardrobe, but there was still no sign of Gu Nuo’er.
He almost turned this abandoned palace upside down.
In the end, Gu Zitang squatted on the ground and covered his face in grief. “Nuo’er must have been captured by a ghost. My obedient and precious sister!”
As he spoke, he gritted his teeth. “I’ll go and find the most expensive and largest number of Daoist priests in the world now and raze this place to the ground!
“Ghost, if you’re smart, you’ll know that if you hand over my sister now, I’ll spare your life! Otherwise, even if I have to spend lots of money, I’ll make sure you don’t get reincarnated!”
Gu Nuo’er, who was on the beam, blinked her watery eyes and looked at Gu Zitang’s regretful back.
She turned her head and said softly, “Third Brother, let’s go down quickly. Otherwise, I’m worried that Second Brother will hang himself from the beam later.”
The third prince’s cold eyes paused for a moment before he picked Gu Nuo’er up by her small waist. The siblings then gently landed behind the second prince.
Gu Zitang heard rustling sounds behind him.
He turned around and saw Gu Nuo’er’s round, fair, and beautiful face very close to him.
She deliberately rolled her eyes and stuck out her pink tongue, saying in a soft and plaintive tone, “Second Brother~ Buy me candy~ Candy~”
Gu Zitang was shocked and hurriedly took a step back.
Unexpectedly, from the corner of his eye, he suddenly saw the other person and frowned. “Third Brother?”
Who else could that young man in white clothes who was carrying his precious sister be but his younger brother, Gu Ziyao?
The Third Prince raised his hand and gave a simple and cold greeting, “Second Brother.”
The second prince looked at him and then at Gu Nuo’er, who was in his arms.
What else did he not understand?!
Gu Zitang immediately glared and rushed over to snatch his sister back into his arms.
“Third Brother, you were the one who pretended to be a ghost to scare us just now, right?! You even deliberately hid Sister! I’m very angry!”
The third prince opened his emotionless eyes. “I saw you guys when you entered the cold palace. I was about to go up to you when you ran faster than a rabbit.”
“Of course! I thought you were a ghost! You didn’t make any sound when you walked.”
Gu Nuo’er placed her hands on her hips and added fuel to the fire in a soft voice, “That wasn’t all. Third Brother took the money from our treasure trove and forgot to put it back!”
The third prince nodded along with her words. “I wanted to buy a medicinal herb. I happened to see Nuo’er digging money here with Young Master Ye last time, so I borrowed some.”
The second prince pointed at the third prince and said angrily, “Wow, it’s hard to guard against thieves in the family!”
He had just said this when the third prince raised a bag of silver before him.
The second prince’s resentful mumblings instantly stopped.
He took the bag of silver. “That’s more like itâ€¦ No, Third Brother, don’t you usually only spend your time in the Imperial Academy of Medicine? Why did you come to the cold palace?”
The third prince had his hands behind his back, his white clothes fluttering in the wind. His tone was calm as he spoke, “The medical books say that some people will turn into a kind of decaying bone flower after they die. I think there should be many such things in the cold palace, so I often come to look for them. I was also often mistaken for a ghost.”
The second prince hugged Gu Nuo’er and trembled. “Isn’t the decaying bone flower something that grows from the soil where people are buried? Aren’t you afraid?!”
“When the decaying bone flower is used in medicine, it can increase blood circulation and stop sweating. What’s there to be afraid of? It’s just that I don’t think many people have died hereâ€¦”