Chapter 301 - 301 Cousin, You've Become A Lot Prettier Again!
301 Cousin, You’ve Become A Lot Prettier Again!
Yan Qimeng sighed and thanked her.
However, Qiao Zijin, who was at the side, said to Noble Consort Qiao without reservations, “Your sister-in-law is worried about Xiuli’s health and having trouble eating and sleeping. You should persuade her more later.”
Noble Consort Qiao nodded in understanding.
The Grace Defender Duke had everything in terms of name, reputation, and wealth.
The Grace Defender Duke himself had the reputation of the God of War. More than half of the generals in the imperial court had once served as soldiers under him.
Noble Consort Qiao’s eldest brother was famous for his foresight. He was an advisor in the military and had won every battle he led.
Moreover, Noble Consort Qiao now held the power of the harem and had Gu Nuo’er, her precious child, to help her. Her status was stable and unshakable.
Logically speaking, the Qiao family had everything and should have nothing to worry about
Unfortunately, Gu Nuo’er’s older brother, Qiao Xiuli, had fallen off a horse a few years ago. Not only did he have a problem with his legs, but he had also become more taciturn.
Noble Consort Qiao and the Grace Defender Duke mobilized various forces to find famous doctors for him. However, despite their efforts, they could only make it so that his legs wouldn’t hurt even if it were to rain.
Usually, Qiao Xiuli could stand up and walk for a while. However, if the duration was too long, his legs would feel uncomfortable.
This matter had always been a sore point for the two elders of the Qiao family as well as Qiao Zijin and his wife.
The family entered the hall. As they sat down and chatted, Noble Consort Qiao asked the palace servants to bring in all the things they had brought back.
Gu Nuo’er looked around, her eyes sparkling. “Hmmm, where’s Cousin?”
Yan Qimeng said, “There’s a doctor in the capital whose medical skills are said to be not bad. I got someone to push your brother to the medical hall to take a look.”
Gu Nuo’er immediately reached out and let Wanxuan carry her.
“Mother, can Elder Sister Wanxuan bring Baby Nuo to look for Cousin?”
Qiao Zijin quickly said, “Nuo’er, be good and wait at home. Your cousin will be back soon.”
The child put on a serious expression. “That won’t do! Baby Nuo misses him and wants to go pick him up.”
Noble Consort Qiao glanced at Wanxuan.
Wanxuan said, “Lord Qiao, don’t worry. This servant will take good care of the princess. We’ll be back soon.”
Noble Consort Qiao also said, “Brother, don’t worry, Wanxuan is reliable. It’ll be fine for Baby Nuo to go with her.”
Moreover, many imperial guards were accompanying them this time and there were also hidden guards following them. Noble Consort Qiao was not afraid at all.
Her Little Nuo’er was good at anything. There had never been an accident before.
Not long later, Wanxuan carried Gu Nuo’er and took the carriage to the medical hall in the city.
When they arrived, Qiao Xiuli already had medicine applied to his knees.
He was pushed out from behind the curtain by the attendant.
The youth’s eyes were dark. He was about 12 or 13 years old and looked handsome, but he could only sit in a wheelchair.
Gu Nuo’er reached out her small hands and called out sweetly, “Cousin! Baby Nuo is here to bring you home!”
Qiao Xiuli looked up. When he saw Gu Nuo’er, he did not look too surprised.
He nodded indifferently.
Gu Nuo’er’s small hands and feet swayed. Wanxuan understood her intentions and placed her on the ground.
The child then ran toward Qiao Xiuli.
Then, she lay on Qiao Xiuli’s lap and sized him up seriously. Then, she said in a childish voice, “Cousin, you’ve become a lot prettier again!”
A crack appeared in Qiao Xiuli’s cold expression.
He laughed and said softly, “Nuo’er, why are you still the same?”
His precious cousin had always liked beautiful things since she was young.
An elated voice suddenly sounded from the side. “Nuo’er, to think that I get to meet you even here!”