Chapter 553 - 553 Can't You Carry My Grandson?
553 Can’t You Carry My Grandson?
The butler nodded and said to the first prince, “Master is in the front courtyard and is talking to the Grace Defender Duke. Your Highness and Princess, please come in.”
Gu Nuo’er blinked.
It turned out that her maternal grandfather had also been invited!
Gu Zixiao nodded and said his thanks.
He then carried Gu Nuo’er into the manor.
Grand Preceptor Du was not only the Empress’s biological father and the first prince’s maternal grandfather.
What made him even nobler was that before he retired from the imperial court, he was the emperor’s teacher.
Gu Yihan’s knowledge and strategies learned before he turned 12 were all taught by Grand Preceptor Du alone.
Grand Preceptor Du had once been the chancellor of the Imperial Academy and could be said to be a good teacher. His students were all over the world.
He could be considered one of the most respected people in Great Qi.
Therefore, even though Grand Preceptor Du had already returned home to retire…
However, there were still many high-ranking officials and important people who came to congratulate him on his birthday.
When Gu Zixiao carried Gu Nuo’er and found Grand Preceptor Du, a white-haired old man, talking to the Grace Defender Duke.
The two of them were surrounded by many young talents. It was unknown what they were talking about, but the Grace Defender Duke laughed.
Gu Nuo’er immediately raised her voice and called out in a childish voice, “Grandpa~ Grand Preceptor grandpa~”
The two old men turned around together. Grand Preceptor Du immediately beamed and jogged forward before the Grace Defender Duke could go up to Gu Nuo’er.
“Oh my! Little sweetheart, why are you here? Let Grand Preceptor grandpa see how much you’ve grown up.”
Without any explanation, Grand Preceptor Du pulled Gu Nuo’er from Gu Zixiao’s hands into his arms.
Gu Nuo’er had seen Grand Preceptor Du a few times. As the Du and Qiao families were long-time friends, their relationship was naturally not bad.
The child held the gift box and raised it above her head, her big eyes sparkling. “Grand Preceptor grandpa, my mother can’t come so she asked me to bring you a gift. Nuo’er wishes you to become increasingly younger and have no worries. You’ll be 60 this year and 16 next year!”
Gu Nuo’s childish words made Grand Preceptor Du laugh out loud.
His complexion turned a lot redder.
“Little darling, thank you. Don’t call the Grand Preceptor grandpa anymore. The Empress is half your mother. You can call me grandpa too! Alright?”
The Grace Defender Duke quickly chased over and stopped him when he heard this. “Old Du, you can’t do this. We have to keep things separate. Her biological maternal grandfather is standing here!”
After saying that, the Grace Defender Duke reached out his hand, wanting to carry Gu Nuo’er into his arms.
“Come Baby Nuo, come to Grandpa.”
Grand Preceptor Du was unhappy and hugged the child, unwilling to let go. “Qiao Renshan! Today is my birthday and it’s a joyous day. So what if you give in a little? If I carry your granddaughter, can’t you just carry my grandson? Zixiao, go and greet the Grace Defender Duke!”
The Grace Defender Duke widened his tiger eyes.
For him to carry the first prince?!
This Old Du was really muddle-headed!
Gu Zixiao forced a smile and cupped his hands at the Grace Defender Duke. “Greetings, Grace Defender Duke.”
The Grace Defender Duke also hurriedly returned the bow. “Your Highness.”
At this moment, cheers came from the spacious back garden not far away.
When Grand Preceptor Du heard this, he sighed to the Grace Defender Duke. “I’ve just met the adopted son your beloved disciple Bai Yi took in. He’s really a young talent. With his tenacity, he’ll definitely become His Majesty’s right-hand man in less than three years.”
The Grace Defender Duke nodded. “I’ve seen Marquis Yongye a few times. He’s indeed a hero.”
Gu Nuo’er blinked, her fair and round face filled with joy.
Elder Brother Siming was also here!
She couldn’t help but ask, “What are they doing in the back garden?!”
Grand Preceptor Du replied with a smile, “They’re shooting arrows. Nuo’er, do you want to go and watch? Grandpa Du will bring you to watch the show.”
After saying that, he walked towards the backyard with the child in his arms.
The Grace Defender Duke chased after them. “What Grandpa Du? That sounds so unpleasant. I’m her grandfather!”