Chapter 12: Father Gu, Gu Dajiang

After arriving at Qing'an Prefecture, they could finally rest.

Gu Yundong looked up at the tall city gate and wiped her messy hair.

She looked extremely disheveled now. Her hair was disheveled and her face was sloppy. If one did not look carefully, they would not be able to tell if she was a man or a woman.

However, it was also because of this that she could hide her completely different healthy expression from others who were all pale and skinny from starvation.

"Eldest Sister, will Father be inside?" Gu Yunshu stood beside her and held her hand as he asked softly.

Gu Yundong was getting more and more used to their touch. She did not feel like his soft little hand would break like before. At this moment, she looked at the city wall calmly and said, "Maybe."

"Father will definitely be inside. I know." Gu Yunshu tightened his grip and said very firmly, "He made a promise with us. He won't go back on his word."

Gu Yundong lowered her head and looked at his big head. Although his food had improved a little in the past month, she could not let him gain too much weight in a world where everyone was thin. In addition, the little guy was always worried that they would use up their food in advance, so he ate very little. He looked like he still had a big head and a small body.

Seeing his tightly pursed lips, Gu Yundong could not bear to dampen his spirits.

Speaking of which, her father, Gu Dajiang, was really a very far-sighted person.

From the day he began to escape from the drought, he had drawn a road map for all the places they might pass by and taught all the children in detail. Be it her, the three-year-old Gu Yunke, or even Madam Yang, who did not understand at all, he would repeatedly remind them, thinking that as long as they remembered a little, they might be able to use the knowledge.

Moreover, there were many families on the way to escape who would get separated in the chaos. Who knew when someone would be end up being alone?

When that time came, they would wait in Qing'an Prefecture. They would eventually reunite.

His guess was right. However, the only person who was alone had become himself.

In Gu Yundong's opinion, Gu Dajiang was most likely doomed. However, the other three had high hopes that their seemingly omnipotent father (husband) would definitely escape safely.

Gu Yundong felt that it was good to have a glimmer of hope.

Unfortunately, communication and transportation were inconvenient now. It would be difficult to reunite the family!

"Let's go and ask how to enter the city." The city gate was tightly shut, but there were many people outside the city gate. There were even people who had set up tents or thatched houses outside.

But with just one look, all their faces were pale and their bodies swayed weakly.

Gu Yundong held her younger brother's hand while Madam Yang followed behind them with Gu Yunke on her back. The four of them took a few steps forward and finally stopped in front of an old man who looked a little old and kind.

The old man's hands trembled as he sat on the ground and sighed as he looked in the direction of the city gate.

"Sir, I want to ask when the city gate will open and how I can enter the city?"

The old man turned to look at her and then at the people around her. A trace of surprise flashed in his turbid eyes. Then, he shook his head and sighed. "Entering what city? No one is allowed to enter the city at all. The good people in the city came out to give porridge a few days ago. Yesterday, they stopped. The city gate has never opened again. You want to enter the city?" He waved his hand. "Don't think about it, don't think about it."

Gu Yundong frowned slightly. "Thank you."

She straightened up and looked at the dense crowd. She also felt that there was not much hope of entering the city.

"Eldest Sister, Eldest Sister." Gu Yunshu, who was beside her, suddenly tugged at her sleeve and pointed in one direction. "Look who that is."

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