After I Married the Disabled War God As My Concubine - Chapter 45
He had more or less kept an account in his mind, including those who played favorites and embezzled.
From these officials, he would find one who was much more greedy and was in the Ministry of Rites, and then draw the attention of the officials of the Ministry of Justice to that person. By then, the embezzled goods would be retrieved and Ji You would escape the jaws of danger.
Jiang Suizhou hastened to speak.
“That’s an excellent solution,” he said.
Xu Du was taken aback. “Does Your Highness already have a candidate in mind?”
His question earned a light smile from Jiang Suizhou.
Of course he had. Not only was he a good candidate, but also someone who hit his muzzle.
He curried favor with Pang Shao and indeed dredged up a lot of benefits from his relationship with him. It just so happened that before Jiang Suizhou transmigrated, a colleague happened to have written a paper on corruption at the end of the Jing Dynasty, in which Chen Ti was mentioned. He could even remember clearly that he had purchased several large mansions in Lin’an City.
Didn’t he also want to invite Huo Wujiu to appreciate the flowers?
Why didn’t he also invite the officials of the Ministry of Justice to come appreciate the mansion he purchased?
Jiang Suizhou consulted the two and schemed until the afternoon. After their plan was fully laid out and they made sure that there was no flaw, the three took a break and had some food together.
During the meal, Xu Du asked curiously, “How does Your Highness know so much about Chen Ti’s family assets?”
Jiang Suizhou smiled faintly.
“I have my own way,” Jiang Suizhou answered indifferently.
He couldn’t tell these two that he came from a thousand years later and also happened to be dedicated to studying them, right?
However, Gu Changyun laughed at his reply.
“Do you still have to ask?” He smiled. “Isn’t it all written in the script? People like His Highness…have more or less different abilities from us. Even if you wish to know these, you probably wouldn’t understand.”
Listening to his jest, Jiang Suizhou smiled and knocked his chopsticks on the back of Gu Changyun’s hand.
After the three bantered around for a few minutes, Jiang Suizhou paused and said, “However, I have another matter.”
The two people looked at him.
Jiang Suizhou pondered for a moment, and said, “I want to find a way to cure Huo Wujiu’s legs.”
For a time, the two men looked at each other, but neither of them said anything.
A few moments later, Xu Du asked, “Your Majesty…why so?”
Jiang Suizhou slowly said, “I’m well aware that Pang Shao’s roots are deep and the emperor is absurd and dim-witted. What can really bring them down completely is not us, but the Northern Liang.”
Upon hearing this, the two were silent for a moment.
Gu Changyun said, “Although…that’s indeed accurate, have you considered it for yourself?”
Jiang Suizhou looked at him.
He heard Gu Changyun add, “Pang Shao is our enemy, but the Northern Liang is also our enemy. How can you conclude that Huo Wujiu will kill Pang Shao, but not you?”
Hearing his question, Jiang Suizhou was rendered speechless for a moment.
He had been thinking about this matter since this morning. He knew that after three years, everything in Southern Jing would disappear because of Huo Wujiu, but he didn’t want to really wait these three years in silence and tangle with Pang Shao for three years.
He wanted to shorten this time.
But, like Gu Changyun said, what guarantee did he have that Huo Wujiu would not kill him?
In his innermost being, he firmly believed for some reason that he would. But when he heard Gu Changyun questioning him, he found that the matter of Huo Wujiu killing him sounded quite absurd.
Was it because Huo Wujiu had been too amiable toward him during this period?
After a long time, Jiang Suizhou spoke up.
“There’s still time,” he said. “As long as we can cure him, then I can guarantee it.”
He had never gambled or bet before, but what he said at this time was a real bet.
His heart even gave birth to a conviction that only a gambler would have at this moment.
Jiang Suizhou felt that he would not lose.
He quietly surveyed the two people in front of him.
After a long silence, Gu Changyun took the lead and sighed.
“Since Your Highness is so sure, then I’ll also believe in you,” he said.
Jiang Suizhou nodded slowly.
Gu Changyun continued, “Since we want to cure him, we need to find a famous doctor. However, there is a need to announce a reason for our search for a doctor in the world.”
Jiang Suizhou agreed.
“I do have a solution,” Gu Changyun said.
Jiang Suizhou nodded his head, signaling for him to go on.
Then he heard Gu Changyun say, “Your Highness is already in poor health, but it can now become an advantage. If word gets out from the mansion, say that because of the incident at the Ministry of Rites, Your Highness was worried. You got drenched yesterday, returned to the mansion after a few hours in the rain, and fell ill. That way, looking for a doctor would be justified.”
This man was indeed quick-witted.
Jiang Suizhou nodded, pondered for a moment, and then frowned. “But, if we want to say so, I will certainly have to get sick. The emperor and Pang Shao are keeping a close eye on me. If I am ill, they will certainly be the first to send people to investigate.”
Gu Changyun laughed.
“Did Your Highness forget where I came from?”
Jiang Suizhou was taken aback: “The brothel?”
Gu Changyun nodded.
“I also learned some unorthodox medical prescriptions there. Although they can’t cure people, they can also make people look sick, and ordinary doctors cannot diagnose them.”
Jiang Suizhou was quite amazed.
“Is there such a thing?” He said, “Then if you can do so, ensure that everything will be safe. When the doctors in the mansion aren’t able to cure me, the mansion can naturally post a notice seeking a doctor. You two can then sift through them and find the one that can cure Huo Wujiu.”
Gu Changyun nodded.
“However, that being the case…” he faltered.
“What?” Jiang Suizhou looked at him.
Gu Changyun smiled ambiguously.
“It takes some time to administer the medicine. Moreover, for external prescriptions, you need to soak in a bathtub… In this case, you will have to suffer a bit, Your Highness. You will spend these next two nights in my room.”
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