After Breaking Off My Marriage, I Became A Powerful Minister’s Treasure - Chapter 710
Chapter 710: You Really Married a Good Wife
Translator: Dragon Boat Translation Editor: Dragon Boat Translation
Xiao Hanzheng did not expect his brother to want to go out to sea.
“Why do you suddenly want to go out to sea?” he asked with a gentle expression.
“I’m also looking forward to seeing the outside world,” Xiao Hanyi replied honestly. “I don’t just want to go out to sea. I also want to travel around Daliang and take a look at the western regions.”
He had heard a lot about the outside world and had the urge to go out and take a look.
The reason why he waited until the imperial examination was over was because he wanted to give his family and himself an explanation.
If Liang Youxiao didn’t go out to sea again, he wanted to ask his brother to visit other places in Daliang.
Xiao Hanzheng sighed. “Are you sure?” he asked.
“Liang Youxiao may have been very glorious when he went out to sea twice, but he had also encountered many dangers. He often walked on the edge of a knife, and if he wasn’t careful, he would lose his life.”
“There are powerful pirates on the sea, and the natives in some places are also
very hostile to outsiders.”
“If you want to go out to sea, you have to be prepared to lose your life at any time.”
He was not a dictator. Although he respected his younger brother’s choice, he still wanted his younger brother to understand the dangers of going out to sea.
If he still insisted on doing this, he would not object. After all, everyone had to be responsible for their own lives.
He could not force his own thoughts on his younger brother just because he was the other party’s older brother. He could not do this or that.
Having lived for another lifetime, Xiao Hanzheng was more open-minded in this aspect.
Xiao Hanyi was not an impulsive person. He nodded and said, “I know it’s very dangerous. I’ve been asking Brother Xiao about it recently.”
“But I still want to go and take a look.”
“I don’t think I’ll go out to sea again after I return. I’ll travel to Daliang and then go to the western regions.”
He was not interested in being an official.
Now that his mother, brother, and sister all had a home and were living happily, he no longer had the burden and could do what he wanted.
Xiao Hanzheng was silent for a moment before he said, “Alright, I respect your decision.”
“But it’s fine if you want to go out to sea, but you must be fully prepared.”
When a child grew up and wanted to fly, he couldn’t break his wings. What else could he do? He could only let him learn how to fly by himself.
Xiao Hanyi let out a relieved smile. “Don’t worry, Big Brother. I’ll definitely be prepared and come back alive.”
He naturally hoped that his brother would agree.
If his brother did not agree, he would not go against his brother’s wishes. He also knew that his brother was doing this for his own good, but he would feel very regretful.
Soon, everyone else knew that Xiao Hanyi was going to follow Liang Youxiao out to sea.
Although Kong Yuelan was worried, she respected her son’s decision.
Her life now was much better than in the village. Her second son had almost died once, so why not let him do what he wanted?
Life was short, and she didn’t want to tie her son down with her family.
Liang Yulin knew that going out to sea was very dangerous, but since his wife and eldest son had agreed, he could not object.
He could only help his second son prepare more things for the sea.
Shi Qingluo was the least surprised that Xiao Hanyi wanted to go out to sea.
Because Liang Youxiao had learned foreign languages and etiquette from her in North City, Xiao Hanyi would often follow her to learn.
When Taoist Master Changqing traveled to the western regions, Xiao Hanyi’s eyes were filled with envy.
Xiao Hanyi looked like the most obedient and sensible person in the family, but he had his own persistence and preferences in his heart.
She was supportive of this, so before Xiao Hanyi left, she asked him to come to her every day to teach him more foreign languages and etiquette. There were also some foreign knowledge and safety measures that she knew.
Besides that, Xiao Hanzheng would take his brother to practice martial arts every day so that his body would become stronger and his martial arts skills would be better. At least he would be able to survive in danger.
Xiao Hanzheng also bought a lot of herbs and made a lot of pills and powder for his brother.
There were antidotes, medicines to treat colds, medicines to reduce heat and clear fire, medicines to stop seasickness, medicines to stop bleeding and anti-inflammation, and so on.
Two months later, Liang Youxiao brought Xiao Hanyi and the others out of the capital to sea again.
This time, they were even more prepared and had changed to a few bigger ships, which increased their safety.
The Liang Family had prepared many things for Xiao Hanyi and even sent him to the capital.
The family only returned home when the carriage gradually turned into a small black dot and disappeared.
When they went back, Shi Qingluo asked Xiao Hanzheng with a smile, “If Second Brother is like Liang Youxiao and brings back a foreign wife, will you accept it?”
Xiao Hanzheng laughed. “I’ve already let him go to sea. I can accept him finding a foreign wife.”
He might feel a little strange if he had a foreign sister-in-law, but it was not unacceptable.
His younger brother looked obedient and sensible, but in fact, there were many deviants in his bones.
It was really possible that he could bring back a foreign sister-in-law for him.
Shi Qingluo chuckled. “It’s not bad to have a foreign sister-in-law. The mixed-race baby in the future should be very beautiful.”
Xiao Hanzheng did not know whether to laugh or cry. “You are thinking too far ahead.”
It was more likely that his younger brother would come back to find a wife.
They chatted for a while and Xiao Hanzheng said, “Oh right, the Emperor has agreed to your suggestion.”
Previously, his wife had suggested that they build a zoo in the capital city and raise the animals that Liang Youxiao brought over. They could also add some local animals from Daliang.
Then, they would sell the tickets. This way, not only would it increase the income of the Ministry of Revenue, but it would also give the capital another place to have fun.
He also realized that his two children and younger brother wanted to go to the palace to see the animals every few days.
He believed that the other children would like it as well. It was better to have fun with everyone than to have fun alone.
The Emperor had seen those animals a few times and lost interest.
Not only was it troublesome to raise it in the palace, but it also required a lot of people to take care of it and pay for it.
It would be better to set up a so-called zoo to make money and satisfy the curiosity of the people to see rare animals.
“His Majesty is wise!” Shi Qingluo smiled.
“Did the matter of building a zoo fall on you again?” she asked.
Xiao Hanzheng held her in his arms. “It was my wife’s idea, so I got the job.” This was naturally a good thing for him. If he did it well, it would be a political achievement.
Shi Qingluo hugged his waist. “I’ll give you some advice.”
Xiao Hanzheng chuckled.
Therefore, Xiao Hanzheng spent the rest of his time building a zoo besides the work in the Ministry of Revenue.
Everyone in the capital had heard that Xiao Hanzheng was going to build a zoo.
He placed all the rare animals that had been transported from overseas and many native animals that no one had ever seen before in the zoo.
Then, as long as they spent money to buy a ticket, anyone who wanted to see it could go in.
It was the same logic as going to the theater to watch a show.
This made everyone very supportive. After all, even if the dignitaries wanted to see these animals, they could not go to the palace to see them, let alone the commoners.
Now, as long as they paid, they could watch it. Everyone was looking forward to it.
Xiao Hanzheng had never hidden the fact that it was his wife who had come up with the idea and he often mentioned it to others proudly.
Thus, many officials sighed in private. Lord Liang had really married a good wife..