Mei Gongqing 61-62 (Poll Added)

Chapter 61: He Came

Sun Yan has come?

Overjoyed, Chen Rong couldn’t help herself from turning her vivid eyes to the doors.

“Why is he here?” asked a scowling Prince of Nan’yang.

One of his advisors leaned over and softly whispered something in his ear.

The prince nodded and waved his hand, ordering: “Tell General Sun I’m busy. Whatever it is, we’ll talk tomorrow.”

And then his voice increased in volume when he next bellowed: “I won’t meet anyone tonight.”

“Aye,” the guard replied him, his footsteps instantaneously distant the moment he finished speaking.

Chen Rong pressed her lips staring at the doors before she turned around to the prince.

Advisor Xu was watching her expression when he said jeeringly, “Pretty one, there’s really no need to look so unhappy. Time is golden; pleasure ought to be taken when you can!” His eyes then clung onto Chen Rong’s chest and legs.

She lowered her gaze and, not waiting for the prince to urge her, strode to the musicians.

“Pretty one, what are you doing?” the prince asked in surprise.

She did not answer him. As she was slowly walking to the group of musicians, a burst of clamor out of the blue gave sound from outside.

“Your Highness,” a voice cried in, “General Sun insists on entering and is forcing his way in!”

“What?” Furious, the prince’s face sank as he screamed: “How dare he?! What does he treat me as? And where does he think my residence is?”

“Could it be that General Sun has come here to assassinate you?” an advisor uneasily supposed.

What a stupid thing to say. Even Chen Rong knew the factor of surprise was key to an assassination. Where was there ever an assassin who insists his way in like this? Besides, the Prince of Nan’yang wasn’t worth assassinating!

Sadly, the prince did not understand such rationality. The color drained from his face as he hastily shouted: “Send him away. Send them all away.”

“Aye!”

Together with these disciplined answers was a series of orderly footsteps leaving the courtyard.

Chen Rong’s face was completely ashen. She bit her lips as she hopelessly thought: It seems nothing can be done now.

After a few interruptions, the prince’s face had soured terribly. Huffing and puffing, he turned around to glare at Chen Rong, thundering as he did: “You woman there, I’ve told you to come over here, why did you go there? One more time and I won’t be playing nice!”

Guards armed with spears promptly encircled the hall amid his thundering. They coldly stared at Chen Rong, one of them lifting his spear, casting an icy beam at her.

Chen Rong’s pallor worsened.

The noisy laughter and music had also quieted.

Even the advisors behind the prince all lowered their heads and made not a sound.

The prince hardened his face. Heaving, he gave his seat a slap and furiously barked: “This world is getting worse by the day. Damnation, even this infantile Sun Yan dares to break into my home? Men!”

“Present!”

He stood up, pointed outside and screamed: “Throw Sun Yan and his…” His voice all of a sudden diminished.

With his finger shaking, the Nan’yang Prince wheezed and turned around inside. His murky, puffy eyes almost popped out of their sockets as they swept across the crowd.

Everybody lowered his head under his glare; some of the women even began to quake.

And then his eyes came upon Chen Rong.

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As he stared at her standing in front of the musicians, gradually, those muddy old eyes revealed a hint of indescribable violence. He gasped for air and hissed: “You’re but an insignificant concubine-born girl. It’s your good fortune that I’ve taken a fancy to you! How dare you disobey me time and time again? Bah! If that’s the case, what use is there to keep you around?”

He waved his hand to stop a panicking Advisor Xu from speaking. “Damnation, you shitheads, all day long telling me to exercise restraint. ‘One should bear in mind social consensus’? Bah, I can’t even have a good time playing with a woman.”

Here, he pointed at Chen Rong, who was herself shaking. “Men, drag this wench away and kill her…”

Another burst of rapid footsteps sounded and, at the same time, a resounding voice cried: “Your Royal Highness, Lang’ya Wang Qi requests an audience.”

“Lang’ya Wang Qi?” the Prince of Nan’yang slowly turned around to ask.

“Aye.”

His hand was still outstretched in the air. He slowly retrieved it and frowningly asked, “What did he come here for?”

“I do not know, Your Highness.”

He slowly went back to his seat and reached for the wine cup, taking slow sips next.

His twisted face markedly eased after he completed these actions. He placed the cup down, his voice softening: “Wang Qi’s quite a fascinating character. If he has come, then let’s see him.”

“Aye.”

At the time the man left with his order, the hall was filled with a burst of heaving.

While the crowd sighed in relief, Chen Rong’s feet went soft, and she almost dropped to the ground. Only now did she discover that the perspiration on her forehead had seeped into her eyes, stinging them immensely.

She looked down and slowly released her right hand from which a few drops of scarlet spilled onto the floor – the hairpin had jabbed her palm because she’d been too nervous.

Footsteps pattered outside.

Almost suddenly, Chen Rong discovered that everyone’s attention had turned to the entrance. The Prince of Nan’yang was repeatedly calling: “Quick, open the door, open the door.”

Seeing that nobody was giving her any notice, Chen Rong quietly retreated to the back where she inadvertently came to stand among the group of women. Unbeknownst to her, Advisor Xu had seen her movement and was nodding his head.

The gate squeaked open to a gleaming halo that filled their eyes.

At the end of the light was a fluttering white robe that was swiftly coming toward them.

Even at this distance, his figure conveyed to everyone a kind of tranquil ease, elegance, and latitude…

The Prince of Nan’yang got to his feet and rushed outside to welcome him. “Is Qilang here? Capital, Capital.” He laughed and then paused to study the snow-white figure awhile before remarking: “Oh? Why is it that you seem to me to be in a hurry, Qilang? Why have you come here so travel-worn?” He sounded both surprised and ironic.

Chapter 62: Getting Out

Outside, Wang Hong’s raspy chuckle answered him: “No sooner had I returned than I heard a hundred beauties are blossoming at Your Highness’s estate. In a moment of curiosity, I’ve brought a few friends over.” He had come to the door at this time. From the doorway, Wang Hong cast a glance at the women inside, causing them to flirtatiously smile in return when they felt his attention on them. Wang Hong smiled, his eyes crystal under the starlight.

Chen Rong raised her head looking at him helplessly.

She was conspicuously standing among the musicians at present, and it only took Wang Hong a single glance to detect her.

Her eyes got misty as they stood there face to face.

Wang Hong gave her a long gaze before turning around to face the Nan’yang Prince.

At this time, the prince also regarded him with a chill in his murky and puffy eyes. Involuntarily, the prince’s face sank. “I’m afraid you’ve come but for one among those hundred,” he said deliberately.

Wang Hong laughed. He did not answer him, merely waving to the back and ordering: “All of you may step down.”

As soon as he said this, everyone discovered that there were some carriages behind him. With his command, the curtains simultaneously lifted to a burst of fragrance. They promptly looked, all the men lighting up. Sitting in those five carriages were five splendidly dressed beauties.

The prince’s eyes twinkled. He laughed in surprise: “My, oh my, do you also have such interest, Qilang?”

Wang Hong merely said in reply, “Beautiful woman can be a feast for the heart and eyes, and can assuage worries. Being a man myself, how can I not have a fondness for them?” He gave a dazzling smile, flapped his sleeves, and leisurely said, “Come down and let His Highness have the pleasure of meeting the beauties of the Wang house of Lang’ya.”

“Aye,” replied the five women in unison who then proceeded to alight from the carriages.

The prince’s unblinking eyes were locked on the five of them. Seeing that the light in the room was not bright enough, he clapped his hands and anxiously called: “Quick, light the lanterns!”

“Aye.” Following the rush of running sound, illumination began to wash over the courtyard.

Five beautiful figures plainly appeared in front of the crowd.

Once the lights went on, the Nan’yang Prince narrowed his eyes, clucked his tongue and struggled to take in the beautiful scene as he exclaimed: “Superb, superb indeed! Alas, Nan’yang cannot compete with Jiankang after all.”

He wasn’t the only one affected by such sentiments. His subordinates, too, were staring at the five women fixedly, all beguiled and drunken by their allure.

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With Wang Hong’s wave of the hand, the five women gracefully shook their hips and sashayed into the hall.

Chen Rong shifted her gaze as she also watched them in stupefaction.

None of them was quite as beautiful as she, but for some reason when they stood together, they called to mind the orchid in springtime, the plum blossom in winter, the lotus in summer, and the chrysanthemum in autumn, dazzling people’s eyes with a feeling of surreality.

While the men gaped at them witlessly, Wang Hong in his fluttering white outfit had made straight for Chen Rong.

Looking at his smiling face, Chen Rong slightly bowed her head and curtsied to him, her voice sounding a little astringent as she said, “Good greetings, Qilang.”

Wang Hong smiled. He gently regarded Chen Rong and remarked, “I heard the Xianbei tribe is planning to attack the southern regions. You, miss, are intelligent with astute discernment. I was prepared to visit the Chen estate upon my return to ask for your opinion. I hadn’t expected His Highness to beat me to it.”

He did not speak quietly. Furthermore, someone like him was always the center of attention no matter where he went. Thus, when he made these remarks, everyone including the Nan’yang Prince and Advisor Xu heard him loud and clear.
Slowly, the prince’s attention moved away from the five beauties and turned to Chen Rong, which was also to Wang Hong.

Wang Hong turned around. He faced the prince’s darkened eyes, smiled, flapped his long sleeves and nonchalantly headed to the center of the hall to take the seat to left of the prince. Once seated, he poured his own wine and, after throwing his head back for a swig, he waved the wine cup toward Chen Rong and smiled to her: “Ah Rong, why are you standing there? Come and have a seat.” That was all he needed to say to make her a proper guest.

Whirl. The people in the hall, whether consciously or not, turned to the Nan’yang Prince.

The prince’s plump face had darkened by this time. One could not see whether he was angry or joyous. With the support of his guard, he sat back down on his seat.

Chen Rong broke from her static state, her long sleeves fluttering as she walked around Wang Hong and sat down. As she touched her chair, her legs gave out and almost dropped to the seat. Luckily, she was able to swiftly reach her hand out to support herself.

The hall was very quiet. Everyone’s eyes were quietly glancing sideway at the Prince of Nan’yang, Wang Hong, and Chen Rong.

After Wang Hong had emptied the wine in his cup, he placed it down and said, “Bring me the zither!”

Wang Qilang’s zither playing was world famous. His announcement caused quite a stir.

A musician quickly picked a zither up and pattered to Wang Hong. After she curtsied to him, she respectfully presented the instrument.

Wang Hong received it from her. His slender fingers gave a pluck and a strum. After creating a series of melodious notes, he smiled and glanced at the prince. “Your Highness, have you heard of a popular dance these days in Jiankang called “Whirling Steps of the Jadeite Beauty’? Though it is composed of five distinct styles, each beauty alike would be dressed in gossamer silk and dance barefoot to the music. What do you say to a performance today?”

Ever since he entered the hall, the prince’s eyes had been carrying unspoken undercurrent whenever he looked at him. At the moment, he stroked his short beard, nodded and said, “Your zither playing alone is unrivaled in the world, not to mention beauties will be dancing along. Very well, let’s see it, let’s see it!”

Wang Hong slightly lifted his hands, his fingers sweeping across the strings. Instantaneously, a melodious and vivid string of music floated in the air.

The moment his music wafted, the five beauties stepped out and pointed their toes, all rotating outward.

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Out of the blue, the zither pulsated like drums, colliding rapidly and passionately.

To this sound, the five women together writhed their waists and lightly kicked their feet into the air. In ten rhythmic beats, their shoes simultaneously flung at the Nan’yang Prince. Just as the guard behind him swiftly got up, ten slippers had neatly landed at the prince’s feet, lining into a pair of five-petal plums.

The prince was greatly delighted; he clapped and laughed aloud.

Chen Rong closed her eyes and slowly pushed the golden hairpin away under her sleeve, taking a deep breath of fresh air all the while.

In the hall, the briskly changing zither notes continued to flow. Accompanying the sound of the zither were five beauties writhing their waists, their jade legs kicking beautifully, vaguely seen from time to time, in an exceedingly bewitching dance.

The music slowly reached its conclusion. The dancers spun their way to the Prince of Nan’yang and waved their sleeves while throwing flirtatious gazes his way – their smiles sweet, their feet milky and slender.

As he watched them, the prince sighingly acquiesced: “Never mind, never mind. Do as you wish.” He reached out to catch one of the women and gave a resounding smack on her cheek. Then he turned toward Wang Hong, unexpectedly saying: “It appears you also harbor affection for this insignificant concubine-born daughter of the Chen house.”

Wang Hong smiled. He placed the cup down and rose to his feet. After bidding goodbye to the prince, he said to Chen Rong: “Let’s go.” Then he turned around and left. Not another word was said.

Chen Rong hung her head and quickly followed him out.

Soon, their figures disappeared at the doors of the large hall.

An advisor sitting behind the Nan’yang Prince stroked his long beard and exclaimed as he watched their backs: “He is indeed Lang’ya Wang Qi; that is truly the poise of a savant!”

At this time, Advisor Xu took the lead and said to the Nan’yang Prince: “Congratulations, Your Highness, on attaining five beautiful women.” He leered at the five girls dripping in fragrant perspiration and said, “They must have been specially trained by the Wang house of Lang’ya, for such style and charm aren’t qualities the dancers in Nan’yang can possess.”

The Nan’yang Prince nodded. He reached his right hand into the breasts of the woman in his arms and, after kneading them a couple of times, said with satisfaction: “Whether they look pure and proper, supple and graceful, or haughty and indifferent, they are all luscious inside. The training skill of the Wang house of Lang’ya is indeed amazing.”

Advisor Xu stared after Chen Rong’s departing figure, sighing: “This Ah Rong of the Chen house is a sought-after woman, it seems.”

The Nan’yang Prince lowered his head to kiss the beauty in his arms, vaguely replying: “We’ll talk of tomorrow tomorrow. Wang Qilang won’t stay in Nan’yang for long.”

Chen Rong hastily chased after Wang Hong. Under the light, she quietly peered at him for a long time but did not speak.

At the same time, Wang Hong paused. He slightly tilted his head looking at Chen Rong.

Facing his gaze, Chen Rong pressed her lips and said despite herself: “I-I haven’t been sullied!”

Wang Hong was taken aback by her remark.

Chen Rong herself was astounded. Her mouth gaped speechlessly, seemingly in disbelief that she spoke such words. She blushed all the way to her neck, hung her head for a long while before stammering: “I-I-I…” She “I” for a length only to find the elegant white figure had already walked away. Looking at his tall figure under the starlight, Chen Rong dazed for a time before hurrying after him.

Wang Hong had come to his carriage. He momentarily leaned on the carriage shaft and then suddenly said, “If others ask, say you were with me in the prince’s estate during your stay.” Then he lifted the curtain and went inside.

Chen Rong bowed her head and at length softly answered, “Aye,” also climbing onto a carriage.

The horse-drawn carriages began to move. Their wheels’ rolling rhythm steadily sounded, and soon, Chen Rong heard the iron gates open.

She had left the Nan’yang Prince’s estate. She had finally escaped! Chen Rong’s left hand gripped her right one tightly, her lips upturning into a smile. Unconsciously, tears brimmed her eyes, which dilated to allow the drops to freely roll down her cheeks. She quietly lifted a corner of the curtain and let the biting cold wind dry her face. Her tears ran steady like a stream, however. No matter how the wind blew, it would not dry. Quietly, Chen Rong sniffed and wiped her tears in the dark.

Unexpectedly, Wang Hong’s gentle and pleasing voice whispered to her: “Are you crying?”

Surprised, Chen Rong quickly dabbed with her sleeve and replied, “Nay.”

Wang Hong softly laughed.

Chen Rong was vexed by his laughter. “What are you laughing at?” she fiercely demanded.

Wang Hong gave a low chuckle: “I used to think the mind of Ah Rong of the Chen house is as unfathomable as a lake.”

Taken aback, it took Chen Rong a good long while before she finally said, “Fortunately you were there this time… I’ll certainly repay your life-saving grace!”

Wang Hong blanked. At length, his surprised voice came to her: “Life-saving grace? Were you prepared to kill yourself?”

Chen Rong did not provide an answer.

Amid the moving clops of the carriages and at a rustle, her curtain lifted. Under the starlight, Wang Hong’s handsome, lofty, and enigmatic face appeared to her.

He was watching her fixedly and Chen Rong had to tilt her head away to avoid his scorching gaze.

“Is the Nan’yang Prince so insufferable?” he asked.

In the dark, Chen Rong faintly nodded. “Such a man is naturally insufferable.”

“You aren’t afraid of dying?”

Chen Rong lowered her eyes. “I am, but there are things that are worse than death.”

Wang Hong studied her. At long last, he softened his voice to say: “It’s fortunate that I’ve come in time,” and drew the curtain down.

With the dropped curtain, Chen Rong turned her head to look at the tall shadow under the faint starlight.

All of a sudden, the atmosphere settled into silence.

“Ah Rong of the Chen house,” whispered Wang Hong at length.

“Aye.”

“Do you really like me?” he asked after a short pause.

Flustered, Chen Rong slowly moved her lips to reply: “How many girls can resist admiring you?”

Wang Hong spoke no more.

Against the sound of spinning wheels, the driver’s voice was heard: “We’ve arrived at the Chen estate.”

Was it so fast? Chen Rong awoke from her spell and quickly lifted the curtain.

At this moment, Wang Hong’s soft voice sounded from the carriage opposite hers: “Go home. Remember to consider your answers first if anyone asks.”

Chen Rong hummed a reply and hopped down from the carriage, then turned and walked to the Chen estate’s entrance. While in the middle of walking, she stopped and then slowly turned around. Her eyes were steady and bright in the darkness as she stared at the carriage and the vague silhouette inside it. Suddenly, she took a big stride toward the vehicle, lifted the curtain, and thereupon encountered Wang Hong’s quiet gaze.

Chen Rong looked at him with her quivering lips pressed together. At length, she suddenly stepped back and bowed deeply to him, saying tremulously: “I’ll forever remember your grace today.” Pausing, she looked up to the handsome face looming in the swaying lantern light as she blinked her tears away and softly smiled. Her smile was exceedingly radiant. At Wang Hong’s surprised look, Chen Rong added: “Wang Qilang, if you weren’t from the Wang house of Lang’ya, I would hang onto you so untiringly that you’d have no other way but to marry me.” She next giggled, tossed her sleeves, and turned to go.

After five steps, Wang Hong’s gentle and pleasing voice called out to her: “Ah Rong of the Chen house.”

Chen Rong paused to turn around, whirling her head to look at him. In her eyes was a hopefulness even she wasn’t aware of.

Wang Hong regarded her as he grinned a toothy grin. “Remember, you owe me five first-class courtesans.” Forthwith, he lowered the shade and ordered: “Let’s go.”

The carriage drove away.

 

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This is the last chapter update for 2015. I’m spending the rest of the month finishing up typing Prissana Volume 2 and making an e-book for it. If anyone knows how to make a PRC file, please volunteer yourself. As it stands, I can only make PDF and Epub, but I know Kindle readers would love to have the PRC option.

Everyone stay safe and warm, and I’ll see you in 2016!

p.s. the comments got me interested in knowing the shipping percentage, so here’s a poll for you shippers:

124 thoughts on “Mei Gongqing 61-62 (Poll Added)

  1. Thanks so much. Breathing a sigh of relief that Qilang could save her on time. I still want the prince and his followers to die a horrible death after suffering for a while though. Chen Rong’s awful uncle should be included in the suffering and death.

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  2. This is such a great place to end for the year! I’m excited and hopeful for Chen Rong’s future, especially now that she’s escaped her dark prison. Thanks so much for everything, Hamster! Have a great winter, and a Happy New Year!

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  3. So we get the volume 2 almost 1 year after volume 1… what precise timing 😀

    I’m kinda sad for Sun Yan, he’s the cutest, but after this chapter I feel like Wang Hong is going to be our main male lead…

    Anyway, that Prince and his mansion as well as that trash of an uncle deserve to be torture to death.
    Happy holidays! See you in 2016!
    And thank you for sparing us from a cliffhanger 😀

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            • RM can’t even be seen in a positive light with the previous life. Whatever he does in this timeline, his true personality and the way he led her to her death was unforgivable.

              WH never openly looked down on her, but it can’t be denied that he paid more attention to those courtesans of his in the beginning. What he felt for her then was curiosity, at most.
              Later, he knew in what kind of situation Chen Rong was in because of her uncle and the prince, yet he never really hold out his hand until she ended up in this kind of desperate situation.

              So, regardless of the fact that he might be a little wary of her because she’s too smart for a woman, he never really courted her properly nor showed proper care (until now). The only logical explanation is that he’s most likely more worried about the fact that she’s concubine born than the fact that he’s interested in her somehow.
              If he’s the main male lead, his behaviour toward her will obviously improve and he’ll pay less attention to her background I guess, but for now, he’s not worthy. Not as long as he’s feeling conflicted about her status and his status as Wang Qilang.

              The only one who treated Chen Rong as an equal so far was SY. SY’s status was always clearly above CR’s, but he never cared. Moreover, even though he’s acting playful, he’s the only guy who understands CR to some extent (her situation, her worries, her troubles).
              In that historical setting, he’s a rare sight.
              So yeah, although I already know it’s bound to never happen, I’m still rooting for SY because he has been the best guy around CR so far.

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              • Wang Hong has courtesans? I can’t seem to remember >_< I don't think there's much more WH could've done. He'd already warned the Chen house that they shouldn't treat CR so poorly, but she's still a part of the Chen family and he cannot openly interfere beyond that. No one knew her uncle would be so stupid and insistent about giving her to the prince. CR didn't see it coming, SY didn't see it coming. You're right, she isn't that important to him at this point, but it certainly speaks volume that he went out of his way to save someone who wasn't yet anyone to him.

                To be fair, everyone and I mean everyone in this story cares about status, including SY. You'll be surprised by who lets go and who hangs on to it.

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                • Well, the only reason the uncle was that keen to “give” CR away was simply because the prince kept asking for her. Even if WH warned the Chen house, it’s not like he ever acted like he was actually interested in her (until now). After the banquet incident when CR confessed her “love” for him, he just acted like it was of no importance and kept his distance from her. That’s most likely why that uncle had the nerves to set a trap for CR.
                  That’s all I’m saying, at this point in the story, it’s the first time he actually goes out of his way to make people understand he’s interested in CR.
                  I never said SY didn’t care about status either, I just said at this point in the story, he’s the only one who treated her like someone of importance for him (be it a friend or a love interest). So, I don’t know if he’s hypocritical nor whatever happens later in the story, I only know what happened until chapter 62: during the 62 first chapters, SY was the guy who valued her the most, at least in appearance.
                  If WH redeems himself in later chapters, well, nothing surprising if he’s the main male lead. I’m just saying, in appearence, until now, SY paid the most attention and care for CR.

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                  • No, the uncle gave her away because he wants to kiss the prince’s ass. They are influential enough of a family that the prince will have to ‘exercise restraint and consider social consensus’ if they say no to him. The other uncles had repeatedly said “don’t give her away” as well, which means it can be done.

                    Here’s my 2 cents on why WH didn’t do more than he did. When CR confessed to him, she wanted him to do exactly what he did: to act his part of a magnanimous man who holds her in high esteem, does not mind her confession, but ultimately also doesn’t have any intention of returning her feelings (hence no intention of marriage). Why? Because that would tie her to him more than necessary and prevent her from marrying another (suitable) man of her choice. WH is not a fool. He knew this, and he complied.

                    He invited her to the Wangs’ banquet, praised her in public, let others know of his (non-romantic) admiration, warned the Chens. He’d done what I feel was many a things that he wasn’t even asked to do to help deter them from giving her away. There’s not much more he could do except for ask her hand in marriage, which doesn’t make any sense at this point in the plot.

                    Then SY came back, and CR expressly told him “Hey, SY’s back, I don’t need any affiliation to you anymore.” What else is the man supposed to do for her at this point?

                    And then finally, the rescue – desperate times call for desperate measures. He hadn’t done more because more wasn’t required. Now it is, thus his effort.

                    I will never argue that WH is a squeaky clean character who does no wrong, but at this point in the story he’s still quite the blameless character.

                    And nope, you don’t have to worry about SY being hypocritical 🙂 He’s very clear about what he can and cannot do for CR, and never makes a false impression out of it.

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                    • You know, after reading your comments, it makes me feel that im missing alot of key points of the story. I wish i could read chinese so that i would be able to grasp the story more. 😦

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            • Actually I also shipped on SY after his first appearing on the scene. My heart jumped faster when SY asked CY why she didn’t join with other girls to flirt WH and then CY said she’d better choose SY over WH. And the scene that they stood silently on the hill together as if their hearts were calling for the same reason to live on.

              I did look down on WH from the beginning. First, he’s around with many girls and he seems to be a playboy. Then as arruchi has mentioned he never respects CY nor showing that he is a true man that doesn’t care for the social status of s.o.

              However, my mind changes when I see he is also a cunning man. Maybe it’s his way to live in that ancient society- to hide his claws so well that even the readers cannot feel them at first. Anyway, he never treats CY badly as well. Although he knows she used him from the beginning, he was still patient and acted according to her play and waited for CY herself to reveal everything.

              *spoiler removed*

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      • Your phrase ‘ Maybe SY isn’t even sad for himself.’ reminds me of Tong Hua’s letter to Meng Jue: ‘But you obviously wouldn’t pity me. You’ll just be like I imagined you in my dreams, across a vast foggy distance, staring coldly at me. I wouldn’t even be able to figure out whether or not you cared about the ending I gave you. ‘ 😀 well, they doesn’t care, so why do we care? Lolz

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  4. thank you very much!
    -screams- an upda—–te! woo—! hm, this must have been the reason why ah rong had not requested sun yan’s help, because sun yan would have been turned away by the nanyang prince. yang hong, however, his status is so high that not even nanyng prince can afford to reject him or at least, not see him.
    someone…someone please kill all those disgusting people! -gags-
    well, what about sun yan? lolol.
    ah, it was cool when chen rong bowed deeply to wang hong, and super cute when chen rong said had he not had his status, she would have hung on to him until he had to marry her! so adorable—-!
    oh, its the last update of 2015? -nods- take care of yourself, and all the best!

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  5. Thank god that Wang Hong arrived just in time and have enough power to save AR! I feel sorry for SY. He came but wasnt able to save AR. I was hoping the could meet before christmas break, oh well. Something to look forward to for next year.

    I love the part where AR told WH that she would cling to him that he wouldnt have a choice but to marry her. It was so cute! 😉

    I really hope that would be the end of the prince interferance with AR cause i have a bad feeling when he said to the advisor that they will talk tomorrow.

    Happy Holidays Hamster! 😉 see you again next year.

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  6. As sad as I am that this will be the last update of the year, i’m glad to get a conclusion to the harrowing time she had at that disgusting man’s residence.

    I already cant wait for the next encounter she has with WH.
    Thank you for the update and have a nice winter break from MG though we’ll be waiting impatiently for your return.

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  7. Happy Holidays and hope you have a nice break from translation. I’m thrilled that Ah Rong is out of there and safe for the time being and I still want her to cling to him despite his title and power. Or he clings to her and never let go. Poor Su Tan he tried to save her but has no power, sigh. I hope pervy Prince and his petty advisor die soon from the invading armies blades. Horrible people! Also her uncle needs to suffer greatly.

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  8. Thanks for the update
    Wish u a merry Christmas and a happy new year
    Hope to see u soon
    🙂
    I dont mind either or them as long as they help keeping her alive

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    • If you think about it, they are courtesans and have been/will be serving men either way. They are much more equipped at dealing with the prince than CR. It’s a pity, of course, but it’s realistic when this world is far from perfect.

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  9. I’m still hopping on board on SY ship, his character still have lots to development. So go, go SY 😍 !!

    SY-0
    WH-1
    Prince- -9999

    I eagerly await for the demise of that disgusting prince, may the fireworks blow him to pieces.

    Thank you and happy holidays!

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  10. Team SY. I’d would have been team RM if I hadn’t read the first chapter so now he’s forever going to be on my s*** list. WH is the least interesting of the three. He doesn’t have the IT factor (yet). But we still got lots of chapters left so I might change my mind 😛

    Happy holidays! And many thanks for the Prissana novel. I just started reading it and it reminded me of how much I loved the TxT lakorn. I didn’t watch the new version because I heard it wasn’t as good. But I am looking forward to the other two series.

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  11. Thank you so much for the new chapters. The last chapters and these 2 really had me sitting on the edge of my seat. I was really relieved when Wang Hong swepped in and saved her. I wish you and your family a wonderful time during the upcoming holidays 🙂 -if you celebrate them.

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  12. omg ! I really can’t decide who’s suited the best for CR ! WQ is so so so ….sweet , gentle , knows what woman wants , RM is so though, sexy , hot , a little bit of Tsundere character if he would love her , like really love her and trust her no matter what happens i would like him for CR . SY is my last choice .
    whatever ! I cant decide !!!!
    but I really hope that the gentelman that marries her will stay with her forever and trust her and wont take other concubine !

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  13. Since I kno the ending thanks to spoilers huehuehue I have no choice but to ship them together even if I want to ship her with the other guy so badly lol XD and thank you so much!!! Also for stoping at a non cliffhanger!!! With this I will surely be able to wait for ur glorious return in 2016! 😀

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      • Ughhh I never want to ship the wrong guy…last time I did it I was so heartbroken lol to this day I still can not go back to read that story XD it’s so sad but also refreshing I guess 😀 well on the flip side as long as it a HE it’s all good o3o

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          • Only a few XD First ever was a manga called “fruit basket” lol i was on team Yuki. “True star” was another lol not a sinking ship but it became polygamy…; w ; “reluctant wife book 2” I fell in love with the “other” guy too soon before the lead x-x and some other ones which forgot 0-0 oh ye sad history of my heart xD which sinking ship did u have hamster? o-o

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            • I was rooting for Kyo in FB lol.

              My sinking ships, there are many 😆 Vampire Knight: Zero. Reply 1994: Chilbong. Da Mo Yao: Jiu Ye. Airbender: Zuko (according to my friends I made this ship up 😂). Goong: Yui (before author makes him psychotic). Heavy Sweetness Ashlike Frost: Night (before author makes him psychotic). Monstar: Kang Haneul’s character.

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              • Lol I’m surprise you ship zuko….lol xD altho in VK she did end up with Zero…she totally was still smitten with kaname so that ship was sinking…;w; the other stories I haven’t read yet so idk xD but I do hope next time we read a story we don’t end up with sinking ships… ;w;

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  14. R u looking to make mobi file (read in kindle) or epub file? U can email me a pdf of it n ill covert for u n email u back. Lmk

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    • I can make epub. It’s mobi/prc that I need. I’ve figured the conversion part, but still have problems getti g the chapters linked in the table of contents.
      If you can do that, then I’ll email you the files.
      *edit* ignore what I said. I figured it out. I was using something other than Calibre which was why it was such a confusing mess >_< thanks for offering your help!

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  15. Thank you for your translation! I gobbled it at one go and am now reading the Chinese version. But you did such a wonderful job for the translation. I am rooting for Wang Qi. But a pity that he has such little scenes.

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    • Hi cloudandsea! It’s been since Forever Missing You that we spoke, hasn’t it?! I’m glad you’re enjoying the story. Wang Qi will get more scenes as I’m sure you’ll find out. We should hop over to the book bar and discuss the spoilery stuff once you’re done lol.

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      • Hi yessss. It felt like ages? Ok it actually is. 😛 I actually skimmed the whole essay at the end because it got pretty draggy at the middle. 😦 I think there was a war in between and somehow I felt that if she did not have any inkling about the future and have the ability to ‘predict’, would Wang Qi still like her? Or does Wang Qi likes the ‘her’ who has matured from her previous life experiences. I thought that the story was leaning towards to the former when it comes to Wang Qi being attracted to her.

        But anyway think I had a 2 day novel day for me! I was reading the translation for Faithful to Buddha, Faithful to You too hehehe. It was quite a bad idea to skim through 2 novels and not read one in detail. 😛 But yeah! Definitely will follow your translation because I always have a hard time reading novels set in periodic times. And goes, how do you manage to translate at such a speedy rate? You started this novel in August right? LOL kudos and have a happy holiday!! ❤

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        • Well there was a slow spell at work bcoz we lost a major contract 😓 and I was also putting the beginning arc on fast track to get plots moving since it’s quite a long novel. Will be getting my foot off the pedal now haha.

          Have you read the epilogues? WH’s POV said he’d always found her smart and interesting, but he fell for her when she came to be with him in Muyang even at the risk of her life. That was pretty much the turning point where he felt they meant something to each other.

          Ooh, I really rec FtB, FtY. Either original or translation is great. I’d read that one in detail if you only have time for one.

          Happy holidays to you as well! The year went by fast!

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  16. thank you hamster, have a great holiday.

    my impression for male chara:
    – Sun Yan : little brother or family relationship, sweet romance
    – Wang Hong : prince of charming, gentlemen next door, dreamy romance
    – Ran Min : cool, delinquent kinda guy, fiery love

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  17. I’m lame and I want to cop out 😛
    Aha, I’m kidding. Whoever marry Chen Rong will have a smart wife. 😉
    I was expecting a great entrance by Sun Yan, but Qilang beat him to it. Thank for the chapter.
    Have fun over the holidays. I know I will 😀
    See you in 2016.

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  18. Hmm, i feel like another man will come, and snatch her right under everyone’s nose. Lol
    SY is cute, but he is, for the lack of better word, is brozoned
    RM, CR loved him, but now she hated (?) him. at most, her feelings will be fondness, if she forgive him, because no matter what her past is haunting her
    WH is a stong candidate because if hes not then what tge hell was the kissing scene for lol

    Thank you for translating, this is a beautiful work, and yu do it justice, happy xmas

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  19. Thanks so much for the update!!! 😘❤️
    So glad that u r translating this novel 😊
    I’ll be patiently, but also deperately waiting for your next update next year!!!! 😫
    Have a wonderful holiday and a happy new year!!!!! 🤗❤️❤️❤️

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  20. Thank you so much for this book i finally got some time yesterday to reas all of what you have translated and i love this book right off the back. Thank you so much u make my days better because i get to read these books in English because i suck at characters lol. 😍😍 thank u for the stories.

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