Chapter 49 - Mother Smells So Good!
Noble Consort Qiao coaxed Gu Nuo’er to sleep, patting her back gently.
Unexpectedly, Gu Nuo’er was sleepy, but her eyes were still open.
Her eyes were watery as she looked left and right.
She was obviously waiting to watch the show.
Noble Consort Qiao sighed in her heart.
She really had no idea who this child took after.
She was so mischievous.
After a while, Zhang Sui came back through the window and knelt down to report, “Your Highness, the assassin has gone to Consort Xiao’s palace.”
Noble Consort Qiao narrowed her eyes and pondered.
Consort Xiao’s family background was not bad. She was known as a good person in the palace and had always been honest and dutiful. She had never had any conflict with Noble Consort Qiao.
If she was the one who had sent someone to assassinate Gu Nuo’er, it might be because Nuo’er had discovered Qinghe’s involvement in the poisoning incident.
However, Qinghe had already died to take the blame. What other reason did she have to kill Gu Nuo’er?
Could it be…
Did they think that Nuo’er had seen the other leads when Qinghe was drugging the tea?
Noble Consort Qiao lowered her head and looked at Gu Nuo’er, who was in her arms with her curious eyes opened, waiting for the continuation of the story.
She was very sure that if Nuo’er saw anything, she would tell her.
Since Nuo’er didn’t say anything, it meant that she didn’t see anything.
Noble Consort Qiao started to think.
Zhang Sui asked, “Should I inform His Majesty that the assassin should still be in Consort Xiao’s palace and hasn’t left yet? When I followed behind him, I realized that he had entered a small room in Consort Xiao’s palace, but he wasn’t in a hurry to take Consort Xiao’s life.”
Noble Consort Qiao nodded and said in a cold voice, “I had injured him. He was probably applying medicine.”
Gu Nuo’er waved her small hands, her clear eyes filled with excitement. “Mother, Mother, let Elder Brother Zhang Sui force the man in black out of the small room and run around the palace!”
This way, when Gu Yihan investigated things, he would know that the assassin had fled from Consort Xiao’s place.
Noble Consort Qiao pondered for a moment before agreeing to her daughter’s idea.
She whispered a few words to Zhang Sui. Zhang Sui nodded and turned to disappear out of the window again.
Noble Consort Qiao carried Gu Nuo’er in her arms and deliberately pursed her red lips. “Little thing, who taught you to be so full of bad ideas?”
Gu Nuo’er puffed up her small belly and stroked it with her small hand. “I’m not full of bad ideas, there are still the spicy salted duck, braised pork knuckle, and crystal plum cake I had for dinner!”
Noble Consort Qiao laughed softly and lowered her head to kiss her precious daughter.
Gu Nuo’er squinted her eyes and shook her chubby little face, sighing from the bottom of her heart. “Mother smells so good!”
Noble Consort Qiao guessed that Gu Nuo’er wouldn’t sleep until she finished watching the show.
“Wanyin, bring the princess’s thin cloak over.”
She tightened her innerwear for Gu Nuo’er. “Since you’re forcing yourself not to sleep now and want to watch the show, Mother will allow it.
“But you have to promise Mother that after we finish watching this show and come back, you have to sleep obediently, alright?”
Gu Nuo’er agreed immediately. “Alright!”
Things were just as Noble Consort Qiao had planned.
Zhang Sui scared the man in black out of the small room and fled in panic, attracting the attention of the imperial guards patrolling the palace paths.
In the end, Zhang Sui followed the noble consort’s instructions and secretly forced the black-clothed person to the Music Bureau. Zhang Sui then retreated after succeeding and quietly turned to leave.
At this moment, the imperial guards had also arrived outside the Music Bureau.
The assassin was injured and he was no match for the imperial guards’ numbers. Moreover, there was no shortage of skillful people amongst the imperial guards.
In just a few moves, the man in black was subdued.
Hearing the commotion, the palace servants and performers in the Music Bureau were all woken up.
The nanny walked out of the door with the lamp. Chen Miaoshuang also draped on her clothes, supporting onto the door frame and frowning to see what was going on.
“What’s going on?” The head eunuch in charge of the Music Bureau went up to ask.