Chapter 496 - 496 How About The Two of Us Make A Deal?
496 How About The Two of Us Make A Deal?
In the Jinluan Hall late at night.
The candles burning on the high-necked golden crane furnace on both sides brought about endless bright light.
The doors and windows of the hall were tightly shut, making the place so stuffy that it’d bring about a wisp of bloody wind.
Gu Yihan sat on the dragon throne while Gu Nuo’er sat obediently on her father’s knee, her small hand fiddling with the jade seal on the table.
At the foot of the white jade steps in front of them were the imperial guards who were lined up in an orderly manner.
In the middle, the assassin from before was kneeling.
His hind leg had been stabbed by the white tiger’s sharp teeth and was bleeding profusely.
The man in black was forced to kneel on the ground. He gritted his teeth and endured the pain without saying a word.
Eunuch Chunshou interrogated him for a long time but couldn’t get the assassin to say who had instructed him to come.
Gu Yihan was getting impatient from waiting. He waved his hand, and his bright yellow dragon robe’s sleeve drew an arc.
“Drag him out and break one of his ribs. We’ll see if he can still bear it.”
“Yes.” Eunuch Chunshou was about to carry out the emperor’s instructions.
However, Gu Nuo’er let go of the jade seal and stopped him in a soft voice. “Father! Let me ask him! Perhaps it’s easier for him to tell the truth to a child!”
Gu Yihan thought for a moment.
The man in black was controlled by the imperial guards and didn’t have the chance to attack.
Moreover, he was also watching. It was unlikely that any mishaps would happen to Nuo’er.
Hence, Gu Yihan placed the child on the ground.
Gu Nuo’er walked briskly to the man in black.
Her milky white hand reached out and took off the cloth on the man in black’s face.
Under the mask was an extremely ordinary face.
However, there was unyieldingness hidden in his eyes.
Gu Nuo’er sat down and faced the man in black.
She rolled up her sleeves with her small, looking like she was preparing for a leisure chitchat.
“Black-clothed uncle~ You ran too quickly just now. Did it hurt when my big meow bit you? Your leg is bleeding a lot. If you aren’t sent for medical treatment soon, I’m afraid you’ll lose your life.”
The child’s voice was soft when she spoke, but it made sense.
Facing the child, the man in black finally said, “Princess, Your Majesty, feel free to kill or torture me. No one instructed me to do so. My goal in entering the palace is to assassinate the emperor!
“Now that you’ve captured me, just end me!”
Gu Nuo’er pursed her pink lips and waved her small finger. “You’re wrong. It’s easy to die if we have you dragged out and let imperial guards raise their arms and lower the blade. You’ll be in your next life when you open your eyes again.
“However, everyone in this world has someone they care about. Black-clothed uncle ~ If you die, is there anyone you’ll worry about?”
Gu Nuo’er’s black eyes were like a deep sea.
She looked at the man in black carefully and met his eyes.
After Gu Nuo’er asked this question, the man in black also frowned very slightly.
He pursed his lips and looked to the side.
The child immediately puffed up her cheeks in realization.
She should use this point as a breakthrough point~
Gu Nuo’er placed her knees together and supported her chin with her small hands. Her misty eyes were like there had been a bout of fresh rain on an empty mountain, carrying an extraordinarily lively color.
Her tone was familiar, like a friend to the man in black whom he had not seen for a long time.
“After you die, there won’t be anyone to care for and take care of the people you care about. I’m sure the black-clothed uncle came out to work to earn a living. However, without you, I wonder how the people you care about will live.
“Only if you’re alive will you have the chance to always protect the people you care about. If you continue to be stubborn and end up dying, what will the people whom you care about do?”
Gu Nuo’er tilted her head and watched as the man in black’s expression changed even more.
“Black-clothed uncle, I love making deals. How about the two of us make a deal?”