Noble Consort Qiao raised her eyebrows and nodded. “Invite him in.”
After a while, the curtains moved and a youth who was about 14 or 15 years old walked in.
His eyebrows were thick, his eyes were dark, and he had red lips and white teeth. His pair of peach blossom eyes were also charming when he wasn’t smiling.
He looked fair and noble, wearing white clothes with golden embroidery as well as a headgear made from jade, gemstones, and pearls.
As he hadn’t reached the age to have his hair tied up, he still had some black hair hanging down. The stray hair in front of his forehead made him look even more handsome.
Gu Nuo’er straightened up from Noble Consort Qiao’s arms and called out happily and sweetly, “Second Brother! Second Brother! What good things have you brought for Baby Nuo again?”
The handsome young man was the second prince, Gu Zitang.
He came from a good family. His biological mother, Consort Yi, came from the number one merchant family in Great Qi.
Since he was young, Gu Zitang had all the rare items in the world.
In his eyes, jade and gemstones were just insignificant stones.
However, Gu Zitang had inherited Consort Yi’s personality—he only did things that earned money. He wouldn’t do anything that would bring him a loss.
No matter what he did, he had to calculate the benefits clearly.
No one could take advantage of this mother and son pair.
Other than… Gu Nuo’er.
Gu Zitang smiled and walked up. His peach blossom eyes narrowed, revealing his amorous nature.
He cupped his hands together to greet Noble Consort Qiao and then took out a pendant.
He handed it to Gu Nuo’er. “Younger Sister Nuo’er, see what good items Second Brother has found for you!”
The child held it in her hands and looked at it carefully with her round eyes.
Her pink lips parted slightly and she let out a heartfelt sigh. “Wow… It looks like a snowflake.”
The pendant was translucent and was made from extremely pure glass and didn’t have a hint of impurity.
It was so beautiful that it didn’t seem to belong to the mortal world.
The shape was even carved into hexagonal snowflakes by a skilled craftsman. It was extremely novel and beautiful.
Gu Nuo’er liked it very much. She pressed her little face against the glass snowflakes, her pink cheeks beaming with joy.
“Second Brother, this is so beautiful!”
The child had liked everything beautiful and shiny since he was young.
When Gu Zitang saw that his sister liked it, he immediately felt satisfied. He smiled and said, “It’s good that you like it. Let the craft lady in the palace…
“Make it into a unique hairpin for you! Baby Nuo will definitely look good when wearing it.”
Noble Consort Qiao looked at the glass snowflake in Gu Nuo’er’s hand and asked, “This pendant’s quality and appearance are both excellent and exquisite. I’m sure that it isn’t cheap.”
Gu Zitang did not hide anything and smiled nonchalantly. “It’s not considered expensive. My maternal grandfather bought it from a merchant from the Western Region.
“It only cost him 3,000 gold taels. It’s a lot cheaper than the nine-storied tourmaline building I gave Baby Nuo last year. My mother said that I can bring it over.
“We can have it made into a hairpin for my younger sister. It’s because this is the only piece in the world. Baby Nuo is unique.”
Last year, Gu Zitang and Consort Yi had given Gu Zitang an arm-length small building at her second birthday banquet.
It was exquisitely made from excellent carving. The entire building was made from top-grade Imperial jade.
It presented a different glow when under the sunlight and when indoors.
Nine-storied buildings represented safety and luck.
It had a good symbolic meaning and the item itself was also very valuable. Back then, everyone present was stunned.
Noble Consort Qiao nodded, then said politely, “You and your mother shouldn’t always go to such an expense.”
However, in her heart, Noble Consort Qiao felt that her daughter was worthy of all good things in the world.
Gu Zitang smiled brightly and said, “If Younger Sister likes it, then it’s worth it and it isn’t considered going to the expense.”
After saying that, he asked Noble Consort Qiao, “Mother Qiao, can I bring Younger Sister out to play for a while? We won’t go far.”