Chapter 155 - Go Underground and Ask For His Father's Opinion
Gu Nuo’er looked up, her black eyes filled with clarity.
“Father, Third Brother brought Baby Nuo to visit the injured soldiers in the East Defender General’s camp today.
“More than a month ago, they had chased after bandits and suffered varying degrees of injuries. However, the East Defender General did not care about them. This led to their wounds to bleed severely!
“There were even a few injured people who fell sick and died because of this. Second Brother and Third Brother couldn’t stand it anymore and spent money to find prescriptions to treat their conditions.
“However, after the East Defender General came, not only did he reject the good intentions of Third Brother and Second Brother, but he also said that it was common for soldiers to die of old age and illnesses, so there is no need to take it to heart! Father, isn’t this disregarding human lives?!”
The more Gu Yihan listened, the more he frowned.
He had many military officials under him, and they each led their own troops. Gu Yihan rarely asked about the lives of his soldiers.
When the third prince heard this, he immediately stood up and explained calmly, “I noticed their injuries previously.
“In addition, I also like to practice medicine to save people, thus I paid more attention to this matter. Only then did I realize that it wasn’t just that the treatment for their injuries was delayed.
“All the money that the Ministry of Revenue gives out every month has disappeared. I even have to pay for the medicine myself. Otherwise, the soldiers wouldn’t have received any treatment at all.”
Gu Nuo’er said softly, “Second Brother offered to pay and Third Brother offered his services, but the East Defender General doesn’t want any of those. He believes that the soldiers are rough people and he doesn’t care about their lives. He is very bad!”
The second prince, Gu Zitang, continued, “That isn’t all. After Third Brother, Sister, and I exposed his atrocities,
“He even said that these dying soldiers lying on the sickbed had violated his military laws and he was going to execute military orders and have those soldiers beaten up in front of us.”
Gu Yihan slammed the table and said angrily, “What audacity! How dare he disobey Nuo’er?”
Everyone below broke out in a cold sweat when they heard this.
In this matter, what the emperor was most angry about was probably that the East Defender General did not seem to care about the princess.
This was the emperor’s reverse scale.
Gu Yihan’s expression darkened. “How many beatings did he give each person?”
He had to think about how many cuts he should make on the East Defender General.
Gu Nuo’er shook her head and smiled sweetly, her dark eyes filled with craftiness.
“Father, he didn’t succeed because he tripped when he went out. It was so painful that he couldn’t get up! He said that the soldiers’ lives weren’t worth anything, but he was shouting for the doctor when he had only sprained his waist!”
Gu Yihan stroked his daughter’s head. “He can only blame himself for this.”
After saying that, he called for the head eunuch. “Chunshou, pass down my decree. All the troops under the East Defender General will be redeployed to be managed by Bai Yi.
“Since he likes to command the military camp so much, he can just be a general in name.”
Immediately, one of East Defender General’s trusted aides said bitterly, “Your Majesty, please reconsider. The East Defender General has worked hard for so many years and should be given credit for this. Please take into account his father…”
Before this person could finish speaking, Gu Yihan slammed his palm on the table, causing a loud bang.
This caused everyone below to not even dare to breathe loudly.
Gu Yihan smiled coldly. “Hard work? What has any of that got to do with him? All these years, he has never led an army to war.
“He had been relying on the pitiful merit that his father, the previous East Defender General, had earned, to have been able to survive until now. Who would I have to give face to when replacing trash like him?”
His tone was cold as he added. “Oh, you want me to ask for the previous East Defender General’s opinion? He’s underground. I’ll send you to see him. When you ask him clearly later, remember to send a dream to me.”