Chapter 680: A Poetic Brothel
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Everyone left the room.
He first went downstairs and arrived at the hall on the first floor.
The esteemed guests and courtesans who had their arms around each other’s shoulders just now began to talk about poetry and books.
There were people sitting together in small groups, talking in an advanced manner and reciting ancient texts.
There were also two people wrapping their arms around each other and reciting poems while looking at the decorations in the brothel.
A few courtesans were playing music. Their originally elegant clothes had also disappeared and they were now wrapped up tightly.
The adults in front applauded. Then, they clinked glasses and drank.
Gu Nuo’er pouted. “Oh, it’s different from what I saw when I came in just now!”
She ran to an esteemed guest who was sitting on a chair and playing chess with a courtesan.
The man trembled guiltily.
“Uncle, didn’t you put your arm around her waist and say something about the mouth just now?”
The second prince, the fifth prince, and Ye Siming immediately looked at the man coldly.
The chess piece in the man’s hand fell onto the chessboard.
He said anxiously, “Young Miss, I have a big tongue. What I wanted to say is: Give chaseO! This means that we have to take the opportunity and pursue victory on the chessboard.”
“Oh… Is that so?” Gu Nuo’er scratched her pink face.
Then, she didn’t leave. She just stood at the side and watched as the man played chess with the courtesan.
Everyone present silently wiped their cold sweat.
The man playing chess couldn’t hold on for much longer.
How could he know how to play chess? He couldn’t pretend anymore.
Gu Nuo’er watched for a long time. Then, an incredulous expression appeared on her soft face.
She seemed to have lost interest and turned to walk to the other side, not watching anymore.
Only then did the man and the courtesan heave a sigh of relief.
The second prince, Gu Zitang, hurriedly ran to his sister’s side and probed, “Nuo’er, how are they at chess?”
Gu Nuo’er covered her mouth with her small hand and said softly, “Second Brother, those two people must be idiots. It’s supposed to be Go, but they’re actually playing Gomoku. They’re so stupid!” The second prince was secretly shocked.
He had almost forgotten.
From the moment his sister was born, she was taught literature by the top officials in the cabinet.
Chess and strategies were nothing to her at the age of five.
She was too smart. Gu Zitang was afraid that Gu Nuo’er would notice something was amiss.
The child then ran to a man carrying a pipa.
She looked up and blinked her big black eyes, staring at the other party for a long time.
A drop of cold sweat trickled down the other party’s forehead.
Only then did the child say, “Uncle, why are you only holding onto the pipa but not playing?”
The man was caught in a predicament.
It was fine if he was inexplicably forced to not be able to drink and have fun.
The people around him snatched away all the other graceful things that could be done.
He didn’t manage to snatch the brush and paper, so he naturally couldn’t pretend to be practicing calligraphy.
There was no chessboard either.
However, he couldn’t just stand there and do nothing. He could only bring over a pipa that someone had placed on the table.
Now, the child was already standing in front of him.
How should he explain that he didn’t know how to play the instrument at all?!
They were the ones who had snatched the other props. He had no other choice!
Facing Gu Nuo’er’s big watery eyes, she blinked curiously.
She was waiting for his answer.
The man forced a smile and said. “Because I don’t know how to. However, it can’t stop me from wanting to learn.”
Gu Nuo’er nodded thoughtfully.
She exhaled. “Then you have to work hard! Oh, but you have to change to a real pipa next time. The one in your hand seems to be an accessory.”
The man widened his eyes and looked down!
He had picked this up in a hurry earlier and hadn’t paid much attention.
Now that he took a closer look, wasn’t this a “counterfeit pipa” carved from wood and smeared with paint?!