Feng Qingtian hadn’t abandoned his wife for a new lover, but he had certainly kicked out a replacement.
“But I didn’t do anything wrong. I can’t let myself be humiliated like this.” Gu Bailu stood up and looked at herself in the mirror.
Well, she was satisfied with her appearance. She had put on striking makeup before speaking to the servants earlier.
It was the perfect time to go to Prince Zi’s house.
“So, I have to be the one to propose the divorce. Prince Zi has taken so much blame already; one more to the pile won’t hurt.”
Before Gu Bailu left with Ah Luo, she told the servants, “Look out for those two wolves, and don’t let them steal any of the treasures from the house.”
In any case, Gu Bailu had taken the ledger and the keys when she scoured Gu Zongxiong’s study earlier, so she wasn’t worried about him stealing anything.
Instead of taking a carriage, Gu Bailu and Ah Luo walked down the street, since Prince Zi’s house actually wasn’t that far from the Gu house.
Her open attitude somehow stopped the gossip and whispers. Everyone found it hard to believe that Princess Zi had been kicked out, and they suspected that she had only been visiting her parents’ house the previous day to drive out the shameless couple.
Their thoughts were understandable since Gu Bailu acted like nothing was wrong.
However, some of the bolder individuals questioned her outright.
“Princess Zi, is it true that you’ve been kicked out of Prince Zi’s house?” asked a young man from a noble family.
Gu Bailu grinned at him. “You must give me something if you want me to talk.”
The man hurriedly took out a pill. “This is the best spiritual pill that I just bought.”
Gu Bailu accepted it. It wasn’t as good as the Pure Heart Pill, but it was still good. She tossed it to Ah Luo. “Here, candy for you.”
The young man’s lips twitched; he had spent a thousand gold taels on that piece of “candy.”
Accepting the payment, Gu Bailu nodded and answered his question. “I have indeed left Prince Zi’s house.”
She hadn’t been kicked out, but she didn’t intend to explain herself, since whatever she said, people would still believe that she had been kicked out.
“Does Prince Zi really have a new lover?” The young man hadn’t spent a thousand gold taels for just one question.
Gu Bailu glanced at him. “A gentleman should be considerate. You’re picking at my wound.”
Gu Bailu waved at him, and left with Ah Luo.
She had barely disappeared when a crowd gathered around the young man with questions.
The young man told them what he had just learned, and the word spread that Gu Bailu had been kicked out of Prince Zi’s house.
“Also, I heard that Prince Zi has a new lover.”
“The new lover is even more gorgeous than Miss Nan.”
“Princess Zi is only reasonably pretty to begin with. It was only a matter of time before she was replaced.”
Gu Bailu was lost for words.
She had remembered something after walking away, and had returned to let the young man know. Thanks to her sharp senses, however, she heard the whispers.
“Sir, do you have any other questions?” Gu Bailu kindly prompted him.
The young man’s eyes glowed. Of course he did.
“Why are you out right now?” Shouldn’t she be hiding at home after this?
“I’m going to drop off a divorce notice with Prince Zi.”