Chapter 220 - Received Heaven's Blessings, Unafraid of Even Malicious Ghosts
After Minister Xie left, Gu Yi laughed coldly.
“He said that he’s low in spirit, but when he said ‘Thank you, Your Majesty.’, he did so more vigorously than anyone else. Minister Xie has become bolder recently and is even putting on airs in front of me.”
An official who knew the situation explained, “Your Majesty, the strange things that have happened to Lord Xie’s family recently are too scary. He was probably given a bad scare.”
Gu Yihan raised his eyebrows as if he was interested. “Tell me about it.”
“Ever since Lord Xie’s wife passed away, his eldest daughter often sees ghosts. Moreover, she was strangled in the middle of the night until her neck was bruised.
“That isn’t all. The situation at his house has become more and more intense recently. A malicious ghost came out of nowhere and lay outside Lord Xie’s window in the middle of the night, howling away. It even scared his 70-year-old mother so much that she fell sick!
“His daughter kept spouting nonsense. There was once when we went to his house to eat, we could see his daughter talking to herself. After a while, she suddenly seemed to have become possessed and chased after Lord Xie’s current wife crazily. It was very scary. Many monks and Daoist priests came, but nothing worked!”
When Gu Yihan heard this, he frowned. “There’s such a thing?”
It was no wonder Xie Xingli was so distracted all day long. He seemed to have lost a little weight from fright.
At this moment, Gu Nuo’er had just shaken off the guard that Eunuch Chunshou had arranged to escort her.
She didn’t like to be followed and could also find her way back to the Qiushui Palace by herself.
The child skipped along and picked a flower from the roadside to put in her small bag.
Suddenly, a hurried call sounded—
“Your Highness, please wait for this subject!”
Gu Nuo’er turned her head. Her gaze was clear and her face was cute.
She recognized that it was an official who was in the imperial study just now.
“Uncle Xie, what’s the matter?”
Xie Xingli had been chasing after her all the way and was sweating profusely. He was a little fat, to begin with, so he was panting as he wiped the sweat off his forehead and stepped forward.
“Your Highness, this subject has a request. This subject is really cornered and left with no choice. Please help this subject!”
Gu Nuo’er wasn’t anxious and she was still holding a small yellow flower with her round and fair fingers. “Uncle Xie, take your time to explain. There’s no hurry!”
Xie Xingli told Gu Nuo’er everything that had happened in his family.
Toward the end, he was so anxious that he wanted to cry.
“I don’t know how we provoked the malicious ghost at home, that it is bullying my family! We invited priests and monks to perform rituals, but they were useless! The ghost would be agitated and become worse. This subject is really at my wit’s end.
“This subject knows that the little princess is filled with good fortune and is also the flesh and blood of the son of the dragons. This subject would like to ask Your Highness to use your auspiciousness to resolve this problem!”
Xie Xingli had also heard that after the little princess stayed at General Bai Yi’s residence for one night, she was able to unearth spies that had been hidden for ten years!
With such good luck, if she were to go to his house, any malicious ghost would naturally not be a problem!
Gu Nuo’er blinked, her round eyes bright.
She could tell that Uncle Xie really was left with no choice.
Otherwise, he wouldn’t have come to beg a three-year-old child.
Gu Nuo’er thought for a moment and said, “Come and pick me up tomorrow.”
Xie Xingli didn’t expect the little princess to agree so quickly!
He originally thought that since the princess was a delicate girl, she would definitely decline.
It was because it was in children’s nature to be afraid of terrifying ghosts.
However, the princess’s tone was calm and seemed a little indifferent.
It seemed as natural as if she had agreed to go look at flowers!
Xie Xingli was immediately overjoyed and quickly wanted to kneel and kowtow to Gu Nuo’er.