To my dear readers,
Firstly, I would like to thank Joanne Hee for her donation! Joanne has donated 4 times to me. I am so grateful. Getting a donation once is already touching enough. Thank you so much for your continuous support. ❤
Secondly, this chapter was very hard to translate. It took me forever. (I swear, I say this for almost every chapter). It’s like reading a Chinese drama!! I hope you like it nonetheless.
Lin Shan sighed. Nowadays, it was difficult to be a Crown Prince. There was a wolf at the front and a tiger at the back. It will be tough for Du Hao to become the Emperor. He must go through lots of adversity. From the looks of it, it looked like Du Hao and Du Ye were about to fight!?
Daddy Emperor, your sons are going to fight. Speak up!
Unexpectedly, the Emperor actually opened his mouth: “Let them come in….”
“Yes! Your servant obeys!” Finally, someone with the most power spoke up. The eunuch slowly got up from the ground and stretched his throat as he shouted: “The Emperor has allowed the Superiors to come in. You may enter!”
“Enter…enter…enter…” The echo lingered through the corridor. Immediately, a bunch of Imperial counsellors dressed in government attire came in. Lin Shan roughly counted and realized there were at least ten of them. From the group, many of them were very highly ranked in the Imperial court; especially the leader of the group, Liu Superior. Liu Superior was appointed by the late Emperor and his position was deeply respected amongst all counsellors.
The moment the counsellors arrived, they got down onto their knees.
“Emperor!”The old Liu De Quan knelt down. His expression was grave. ” We have an abnormal meteorological phenomenon. Our country is suffering. I have just received the news that some of our provinces have experienced drought for months. Not a single grain was reaped. The big river is causing disasters. Our people cannot live. In addition, there are Japanese pirates glaring at us like a tiger watching its prey. At this rate, our country will fall apart. Your subordinate would like to earnestly request the Emperor to promptly confer a new Monarch during this desperate times!”
“Your subordinates would like to earnestly request the Emperor to promptly confer a new Monarch during this desperate times!” Behind him, all the Imperial counsellors repeated the lines.
Is this the legendary part where the Emperor is forced to step down? Lin Shan felt like her eyes were going to turn vertical. Based on how the current situation was unrolling, the Emperor will be forced to give up his position for the Crown Prince. However, at this time, Superior A is going to come out and say Du Hao is not suitable. Instead, Du Ye should take his place. Then Superior B is going to agree with him. Next, Superior C, D, E, F… all of them will go and beg the Emperor to reconsider. The eldest Prince have both talent and virtue! He should be the next Emperor!
Please! Can you be more creative? This has been performed several hundred times in TV shows. Why do you guys use the same script over and over again? Do you think the readers are stupid? No! I refuse to let you do this to the readers!
As a responsible female MC, Lin Shan felt a surge of energy. She lifted her sleeves and came out from the corner. She roared: “All of you shut up!”
Her line was extremely effective. All the Superiors instantly froze. A strange smile emerged on Du Ye’s face.
Lin Shan was a bit nervous since so many people were looking at her. But for the readers, she was going to go all out! She gritted her teeth and took one step forward as she puffed out her chest and lifted her head. She looked very persuasive: “How dare you? The Emperor is only sick. Who said he cannot be cured? Are you implying that the Emperor is going to die? What are your intentions?”
The Imperial counsellors felt slightly guilty, however, old ginger was still hotter than young ginger*. Liu Superior immediately responded in a normal state: “Prince Consort, are you saying you have the ability to cure the Emperor?”
Hehe! Spot on! Lin Shan responded calmly: “I cannot cure the Emperor, but I know someone who can!”
“Seriously?” Du Hao questioned.
Lin Shan took a deep breath as she nodded: “Yes. If you do not believe me, you can ask Lian Superior. We have came across this illness. It is actually curable!”
Du Hao directed his glance towards Lian Feng. “Lian Superior, is Prince Consort speaking the truth?” Du Hao asked.
Lian Feng nodded: “The Emperor’s illness looks very similar to the illness that we have encountered. A couple claimed to us that they could cure this illness.” Lian Feng was much more careful with his words compared to Lin Shan. His words were discreetly selected.
“Great!” Du Hao was relieved. “I’m assigning you to find this famous doctor to cure the Emperor’s illness first thing in the morning!”
“I want to go too!” Lin Shan chirped from the side.
“You’re forbidden to go!”
The two of them practically spoke in unison. Du Ye’s mouth curled into a smile. He then stated: “Since there’s a cure for Father’s illness, that should take priority. If Lian Superior requires help, I can offer my army to accompany you.”
“That is not necessary.” Du Hao flatly rejected on behalf of Lian Feng. “I will send out my own army to cooperate with Lian Superior. As for you, elder brother, you led your troops from such a far distance. Why don’t you change your clothes and unload your sword before coming to see Father?”
“Second brother’s words are reasonable. I shall take my leave.” Du Ye calmly replied. Before he left, he intentionally took a glimpse at Lin Shan.
What are you looking at? You have never seen a sissy? If you want to look, go look at your third brother!
Despite trying to look tough, Lin Shan felt goose bumps all over from the glance. Du Ye doesn’t look like an easy opponent!
In order to find the antidote for the strange illness as soon as possible, that very night, Du Hao gathered his personal army to coordinate with Lian Feng to enter the black forest.
Lin Shan wasn’t allowed to go, so she was fuming in her bed. She was so close to getting that thousand golden taels, and now, it had slipped out of her grasp. She continuously tossed and turned.
Strangely, her heart suddenly felt very uneasy. Something seemed to be fishy. However, after thinking for a long time, she still couldn’t figure it out. Instead, it was getting even harder to sleep. Could it be because Lian Feng was leaving tomorrow? As a result, she was feeling this odd sensation in advanced?
Lin Shan tossed and turned a few more times before she decided to go and secretly visit Lian Feng.
As her personal maid, Xiao Lu usually slept in the same room as her. Xiao Lu rubbed her eyes and asked: “Master. It’s so late. Where are you going?”
“I’m going to see how Lian Superior’s preparation is coming along.”
“Pssh. You just can’t forget the golden sabre, eh? Master, you need to grow up….” Xiao Lu turned over as she continued sleeping before Lin Shan could rage at her.
“Watch me send you to the Leaning Vermilion House to sweep!” Lin Shan muttered as she sneaked out.
Although it was only the end of summer, the night breeze was already starting to feel cool. Lin Shan was wearing a thin layer and shortly felt chilly. She hugged herself tighter as she headed towards Lian Feng’s residence.
She was very familiar with the path, and arrived at Lian Feng’s in no time. However, no light could be seen from outside. Most likely, he was asleep. Lin Shan was worried if she walked right in, Lian Feng would mistaken her as a thief and pull out his sabre to stab her. For her safety’s sake she decided to knock on the window.
“Lian Feng? Xiao Feng? Lian Lian? Feng Feng? Xiao Feng Feng….”
There was a movement from behind her and Lin Shan quickly turned around. To her surprise, Lian Feng was actually there. Underneath the mask, his mouth could be seen twitching.
Lin Shan was appalled. She almost let out a punch. Fortunately, the mask was too symbolic so she reacted in time: “Why were you standing behind me without saying a word? You want to scare me to death? ….huh? Why are you not sleeping?”
“I was about to come find you.” said Lian Feng.
“Oh.” Lin Shan was curious. “Why were you going to find me?”
Lian Feng didn’t answer her question. Instead, he asked: “Why did you come find me?”
Me? Lin Shan thought about it. She couldn’t think of a reason. Therefore, she said: “I don’t know. I couldn’t sleep. I just wanted to see you…could it be you felt the same? Ha! Our minds have telepathic powers!” Lin Shan looked as if she had discovered the New World. She patted Lian Feng on the shoulder.
Since the wind was quite strong, her hand was cold. Her fingers accidentally touched Lian Feng’s neck, and Lian Feng frowned as he grabbed onto her hand.
“Why are you so cold?” He asked.
That move was too sudden and Lin Shan felt a bit bashful. She sheepishly replied: “uh…. I am feeling kind of cold….” Before her sentence was finished, Lian Feng had already taken off his robe without the slightest hesitation. He wrapped her in his body temperature robe and Lin Shan felt her heart pound.
“It’s cold outside. Let’s go in and talk.” Lian Feng was about to lead her inside when suddenly he felt a push and took a few steps backwards. Coincidentally, there was a wall behind him. “You….” Before he could react, Lin Shan had already thrown herself on him and kissed him hard.
*It means, experiences count.
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