Chapter 156 - A Delicious Scene
The person who spoke just now immediately turned as pale as snow. He trembled and replied that he didn’t dare before sitting down again.
From then on, no one dared to plead for mercy for the East Defender General anymore.
The emperor’s attitude was very simple. If a person couldn’t do a job well, then he would have someone else do it. There had to be someone who could do the job better than the initial person.
It’d already be considered a blessing for the East Defender General if he could keep his life when he had been complained about by the two princes and the little princess.
Just as everyone was silently thinking this, they heard Gu Yihan say unhurriedly…
“Today is New Year’s Eve. It’s suitable for drinking and not for killing. I’ll let the East Defender General live for a few more days. I won’t say when I’ll kill him. Let him think about it first.”
After saying that, Gu Yihan drank a cup of wine and fed Gu Nuo’er a mouthful of steamed meat.
The child narrowed her eyes in satisfaction from the delicious food.
The officials below were drenched in cold sweat.
The emperor was still ruthless after all. It was obvious that he wanted to deal with you, but he wasn’t going to say when he was going to let you die.
It was as if there was a saber hanging above your head at any moment. This feeling of not knowing when bad luck would descend was really horrible!
No one knew what Gu Yihan was thinking, but his eyes were filled with coldness. Those who were familiar with him knew that he was probably thinking about how to torment this East Defender General to vent his anger.
At this moment, in order to break the stiff and cold atmosphere, Gu Nuo’er, who was in his arms, shouted sweetly, “Mothers~ Uncles~ Raise your wine cups~ Continue to talk about your wishes for the coming year. Baby Nuo will go first~”
She touched her stomach, her eyes sparkling, her long eyelashes fluttering, and her cheeks round.
“I want to have an endless amount of meat to eat. I wish that Mother will let me eat candy whenever I want to!”
After she finished speaking, Noble Consort Qiao, who was not far away, gave her a beautiful glance.
This child would act spoiled every time she wanted to eat candy. Which of those times had she not given in to her?
Everyone laughed and felt that the little princess’s childishness was adorable.
Unexpectedly, a cold voice suddenly reprimanded, “Put down the wine cup! You’re not allowed to drink.”
Everyone looked toward the source of the voice. It was actually the young boy, Ye Siming, who had been captured from the Yaoxia Kingdom and taken in as an adopted son by General Bai Yi.
He stood up from his chair and frowned at the little princess who was in the emperor’s arms.
Gu Yihan hadn’t noticed it at all. As he lowered his head to look at his daughter, he reached out to take his wine cup.
Not only did he miss, but he also saw that his precious daughter was holding the cup with her chubby hands and drinking the wine in one gulp.
“Phew~” Gu Nuo’er finished the entire cup of wine, sweetness lingering on the tip of her tongue.
This was a fine wine that was brewed with grapes and apricots. It had an extremely high alcoholic content and sweetness.
In just a while, Gu Nuo’er’s face turned red.
Everyone was in an uproar. Noble Consort Qiao even exclaimed, “Your Majesty!”
Gu Yihan, as if he had just woken up from a dream, hurriedly snatched the wine cup from his daughter’s hands.
Gu Yihan seemed to have woken up from a dream and hurriedly snatched his daughter’s wine cup away.
Gu Yihan looked at the empty wine cup and didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. “Baby Nuo, Baby Nuo, you’re really a young girl who isn’t afraid of getting drunk. You’ll feel dizzy later.”
Gu Nuo’er placed her hands on her hips. “I won’t!”
A moment later, a chubby little figure lay on Gu Yihan’s shoulder.
“Father, I’m so dizzy… Why does Elder Brother Siming have two heads…” She raised her head in a daze and squinted her eyes.
Ye Siming had walked to Gu Yihan’s side at some point. He pressed his slender fingers against Gu Nuo’er’s soft face.
He nodded at Gu Yihan and said in a deep voice, “She’s drunk.”