Chapter 218 - Don't Be In A Rush to Leave, Wait for Me
The third of March was a good day with long grass, flying orioles, and clear skies without any clouds.
Today, the few officials that Gu Yihan had personally appointed were going to Yi State’s Ling’an Prefecture to start supervising the construction of the waterway.
This was a matter that Gu Yihan had always placed in high regard.
Therefore, the ship the officials were on stopped by the river.
The emperor led the civil and military officials and stood majestically by the ferry to send them off.
Gu Yihan was carrying Gu Nuo’er in his arms. In order to cater to the atmosphere today, the child was wearing an aqua-blue dress.
Her soft black hair was braided into a pair of buns and she also had an extremely translucent water-colored hairpin.
She lay in her father’s arms and listened to Gu Yihan encouraging the officials who were about to set off.
“Yi State’s Ling’an Prefecture is the starting point of the waterway. After you guys go, you must not be afraid of difficulties. The difficult thing that is being done now is so that we can bring conveniences for the future generations!”
Gu Yihan spoke out passionately while Gu Nuo’er quietly twisted her body and got onto the floor.
Ye Siming stood at the front of the line of guards not far away. He slowly shifted his cold gaze and looked at the child.
What was she going to do now?
Gu Nuo’er took out a small fish that was folded from paper from her small waist pouch. She squatted by the river and held the paper fish in her hands, muttering something softly.
“Dear fish, oh dear fish, on this journey, I hope that when the official uncles go out, they will encounter bright suns. I’ll have to trouble you to open the way for them.”
The child’s voice was soft. After saying that, she slowly placed the paper fish into the water.
In a place that no one could see, after the small fish entered the water, it seemed to have come alive. It actually swung its fishtails and slowly swam into the depths of the river.
Gu Nuo’er stood up and patted her small hands.
Her eyes were bright, seemingly to exude hints of loftiness, as she looked at the shiny red sun not far away.
This was a good day!
Gu Yihan turned around and looked at his precious daughter’s small back view. He was extremely touched.
“Dear subjects, did you see that? My Baby Nuo is also praying to the heavens for the officials who are about to set off!”
On Gu Nuo’er’s side, she sighed softly. “The red sun looks like the orange duck eggs that the chef uncles prepare themselves… Sigh, I feel like eating them.”
With encouragement from the emperor and the little princess, the officials’ fighting spirits were high.
The ship that was sailing to the distant Yi State gradually left. The officials who were heading out stood on the deck and waved goodbye excitedly.
At some point, Ye Siming quietly arrived behind Gu Nuo’er.
“Don’t be in a hurry to return to the palace later. Wait for me in the carriage for a moment,” he said calmly.
Gu Nuo’er blinked, not understanding what was going on.
However, when she got into the carriage with her father, she didn’t forget to say softly, “Father, wait a moment. Elder Brother Siming is coming.”
Gu Yihan raised his eyebrows. “Why is he coming?”
“I don’t know. He asked Baby Nuo to wait for him.”
Gu Yihan put down the book in his hand and waited.
He wanted to see what this youth wanted his daughter to do by making her wait.
After a while, an imperial guard outside the carriage said, “Your Majesty, Young Master Ye is here.”
“Let him come over.” After Gu Yihan finished speaking, he saw Gu Nuo’er throw away the fabric tiger and straighten up, her big eyes filled with anticipation.
Someone lifted the curtain for Ye Siming. He handed over a wax paper bag that emitted an extremely charred fragrance.
Gu Nuo’er took it and opened it. Her childish voice was immediately filled with joy. “Wow, it’s a baked duck egg!”
It was probably freshly made. Not only was it fragrant, but it was also warm!
There was oil on the orange yolk was left with oil. Perhaps afraid that she would the duck egg would be too salty, Ye Siming didn’t forget to buy a crispy pancake.