Footsteps came from behind, making strange creaking sounds on the snow that wasnt considered thick.
The sounds were not loud, but in an empty and spacious place like the cold palace, it made ones back turn cold.
Gu Zitang felt as if all the blood in his body had turned cold as ice.
In the past, he had heard from his mother, Consort Yi, about murderers and resentful ghosts in the cold palace.
All these stories now surged into his mind.
In his horror, he quickly carried Gu Nuoer and entered an abandoned palace at the side.
Gu Nuoer opened her mouth.
“Second Brother, we…”
“Shh!” He covered his sisters mouth and hid under the window, hugging Gu Nuoer while trembling.
“Nuoer, dont be afraid.
Second Brother will protect you well.”
The child lowered her long eyelashes and felt Gu Zitangs trembling fingers.
She couldnt help but flutter her eyes.
Seeing how scared her second brother was, if there were really ghosts, it would be better for her to be the one protecting him!
For a long time, there was no movement outside.
The abandoned palace was filled with the humid smell of dust.
Gu Zitang stuck his head out of the window and looked outside.
Only the cold winter wind blew slowly across the courtyard, carrying the withered leaves away.
It was as if the sound of the footsteps just now was just their imagination.
Gu Zitangs heart was beating like a drum.
He put Gu Nuoer down.
“Good Nuoer, stay here and dont move.
Brother will go out to check.”
With that, he bent down and left through the door.
Gu Nuoer tiptoed and grabbed onto the window with her two small hands, watching Gu Zitangs figure shuttling back and forth in the courtyard.
The child couldnt help but sigh.
“If someone comes at this time, theyll probably be frightened by Second Brothers rat-like posture!”
At this moment, a faint sound came from behind her.
Gu Nuoer had always had excellent hearing and was also very vigilant.
When she heard the sound, she realized that someone was standing behind her!
The child took a whiff first.
This person had a medicinal fragrance…
Could it be…
Gu Nuoer turned around and saw a young man in white walking towards her from the dilapidated inner hall.
His eyes were cold and he had an otherworldly aura.
Gu Nuoer waved happily.
“Third Brother, its indeed you!”
In front of her was a handsome young man in white who was untainted by mud.
It was none other than Gu Nuoers third brother, the third prince, Gu Ziyao.
He had always been known to be calm, didnt like to talk much, and only liked to work on medical skills.
The third prince approached Gu Nuoer and squatted down to wipe the dust off her cheeks.
“What is Second Brother doing by bringing you running and jumping around in the cold palace”
Gu Nuoer tilted her head and said softly, “The money that Second Brother and Baby Nuo buried in the cold palace has gone missing.
Second Brother suspects that a bad ghost had taken it.”
The third prince fell silent for a moment and looked out of the window and at the second prince, who was still leaning against the wall and checking out the place.
“Its no wonder when I wanted to follow after you guys when I saw you guys come in just now, he started running faster and faster.
However, if youre talking about the money under the tree, I was the one who had taken it.
“Last time, I wanted to buy an expensive medicinal herb, but my mother refused to give me money to do so.
Thats why I borrowed the money first.
Later on, I earned back the money but forgot to bury it back for you.”
Gu Nuoer smiled sweetly.
I knew it.
Second Brother is making a fuss over nothing!”
The third prince glanced at the second prince and suddenly said, “Sister, lets scare him together.”
The second prince confirmed that there was no one in or outside the courtyard
He then returned to the dilapidated palace.
“Baby Nuo, its safe outside.
Brother will take you away.”
Suddenly, Gu Zitang looked at the empty palace with widened his eyes.
Where was his precious sister!