Mei Gongqing 119-121

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Chapter 119: Drugged

The jade cup was finely made. A celestial crane was carved onto its round body with the crane’s beak forming the vessel’s rim.

The liquid inside was a most beautiful emerald in color.

Chen Rong had never seen such an extraordinary and precious item. She received it, gave a gentle shake, and smilingly said, “I am tempted to try.”

She brought it to her lips and took a sip.

It was bitter at first before a cool sensation took over. “It’s pretty good,” she smiled and took another sip.

Seeing that she liked the drink, the servant girl gave a curtsy and slowly retreated from the room.

She went downstairs to Ah Zhi and covered her smile to say: “She drank it.”

Ah Zhi nodded. “She was following Shi Min around without any prior betrothal. Who knows if she has been passed around as men’s concubine or not. If I really think about it, our Qilang is getting shortchanged.” The words ‘Shi Min’ were carelessly mentioned with a deep despisal, both in the surname she referred to and in the tone she used.

The younger maid nodded in agreement. At the time she brought Chen Rong an aphrodisiac drink only a brothel would have, both she and Ah Zhi had had a look of disapproval. It was as if touching Ran Min’s person without his consent was an inconsequential matter… The fact is that such things were indeed inconsequential in Jiankang. The literati had always perceived beauty in abandonment. If a friend touched their concubines without so much as a declaration, they would merely smile and, if they were broad-minded, might even gift dowry and wine for the occasion. These maidservants had spent many years with the Wang family in Lang’ya. For them, it was a favor their master was bestowing upon someone if he was willing to touch his concubine.

Of course, there had also been those who did not have a grasp on the situation. Shi Chong, who was infatuated with Lu Zhu, did not give in to other men’s requests. Instead, he refused them with stern words. His refusal was no doubt a slap across those men’s faces. For that reason, in the end, the richest man of the Jin court was robbed of his wealth and killed. His beloved concubine Lu Zhu had jumped to her death.

After talking for a while, the younger maidservant retired and walked towards Chen Rong’s loft. The older one named Ah Zhi held a tray to Wang Hong’s courtyard.

She soon arrived. Listening to the leisurely music wafting from inside, she asked a guard, “Is his lordship well?”

“He is with Huan Jiulang.”

Ah Zhi stepped forward, bowed with the wooden tray held high and respectfully announced, “This is the Five Stone Powder brought from Jiankang, would our guest like to try some?”

The guard nodded, retreated, and gestured his hand. “Go in.”

In the bamboo house, the white-robed Wang Hong was playing his zither. Nearby, Huan Jiulang lay on the divan as he looked ahead in a trance.

Ah Zhi went to them. She put the tray down to curtsy, and then took a step back and softly said, “M’lord, Jiulang, in the face of the enemy, and when life and death is but a blink of an eye away, why not have a taste of the gods’ blissful emptiness?”

Huan Jiulang turned around.

He glanced at her, then at the Five Stone Powder on the table and said, “You’re exactly right.” And then he helped himself to some.

Wang Hong was still playing the zither.

Ah Zhi slowly retreated to the courtyard, casting a glance inside the room from time to time as she went.

Within a short while, the music stopped.

His Lordship has taken the powder,” Ah Zhi whispered. “Serve him wine.”


Two maids went in with a wine bottle. Soon after, a series of rustling and kisses were heard.

Amid these sounds, footsteps padded towards the door.

It was Wang Hong who came out, turning to close the door as soon as he was outside. His face was glowing. Ah Zhi hurried to him to help loosen his belt.

In his disheveled state, Wang Hong strode ahead.

My lord, will you take a bath?” Ah Zhi asked from behind.

His body temperature had risen after taking the Five Stone Powder. A cold bath would feel quite nice.

Wang Hong nodded. “That’s not a bad idea.” His voice was hoarse, his eyes brighter than usual.

With Ah Zhi’s help, he took a cold bath and changed into loose clothes. Afterwards, he slowly walked to the stairs and leaned on the bamboo railing to look at the sky in a trance.

The sky was dark and had a scant few stars along with a moon.

My lord, would you like to take a walk?”

Wang Hong nodded and slowly went downstairs.

This time, Ah Zhi led in front.

After making a round outside, she brought Wang Hong to the bamboo loft where she curtsied and smilingly said, “M’lord, the moon is best viewed from upstairs.”

The Five Stone Powder had made Wang Hong slightly languid. Ah Zhi’s suggestion was also sensible. From the loft, one could see the entire courtyard. The scenery was sure to be enchanting on this moonlit night. Ah Zhi was his long time maid; she knew his preferences best and her words and deeds were always to his liking.

Wang Hong nodded and began to ascend the loft.

He pushed the door at a squeak.

When the bamboo door opened to let the night wind in, almost suddenly, Wang Hong was rendered dumbstruck.

Behind the fluttering curtains, a freshly-bathed girl was standing barefoot by the tub. Drops of water rolled from her temples down to her neck.

When she heard the door open, she titled her head and looked at Wang Hong in surprise. She was dressed only in a thin and loose yellow robe. Her loosened belt left her dress half open. Her exquisite face was blushing a red hue while her rosy mouth was forming a pout.

Wang Hong’s gaze roamed to her porcelain skin where a string of crystal droplets was slowly sliding down her neck, over her collarbone, and in between that deep valley…

He stared blankly and swallowed.

The girl was Chen Rong.

She hadn’t expected to see Wang Hong. Her mind was muddled and she did not notice that she was in a semi state of undress.

The young maid stood in the corner and smiled to see this scene. She quietly followed the wall to leave. But even had she blatantly gone away, those two would not notice her presence.

She passed Wang Hong and left the loft.

She looked back from the staircase at a stunned Wang Hong, unable to help herself from smiling in thought: I hadn’t felt it before, but this girl seems to indeed be a stunning creature. It only took one bath and a change of clothes that suited her skin color, for her entire appearance to change. She’s turned into a wily fox, this one. Her looks are quite something. Even the famed Consort Rong in Jiankang would be second to her. No wonder men like this girl.

Wang Hong took a step inside at this time.

When she saw him go in, the maidservant stepped forward and closed the door.

Seeing Wang Hong come in, Chen Rong was made abashed by his gaze and thus retreated backward. “Qilang, how did you come in here?” she softly protested.

It was clearly a protest, yet it sounded like coquetry. She was merely mumbling, yet her voice was pliant and hoarse, and sounded as if she was murmuring sweet nothings.

Chen Rong was shocked by her own voice.

However, her chaotic mind could only manage to be a little startled; it simply could not think straight at this point. The manic heat within was also causing her to anticipate Wang Hong’s entrance with a ray of joy and unnamed desire.

Wang Hong’s eyes instantly darkened upon hearing her voice. Unconsciously, his face reddened while his breathing quickened.

He remained staring at her in a trance with each step he took.

Chen Rong took another step backward, leaning when her footing lost ground. She glanced at him grievously and bade, “Don’t move.”

She spoke with a soft cottony voice. Her lips felt a little dry, so she gave them a lick.

When her tongue flickered across her plump lips, Wang Hong unconsciously swallowed.

He looked at her and softly called, “Ah Rong.”

His voice was a little lodged, a little thick, and not clear and cool as usual.

She tilted her head to slightly squint up at him as she pursed her red lips to reply: “Hmm.”

Her “Hmm” sounded like a midnight moan rather than speech – a guttural desire deep down inside.

Wang Hong’s throat undulated. He cropped up a bitter smile. “Why are you here?” he quietly asked.

Chen Rong was still tilting her head sideways. With dazed eyes and a flushed face, she replied, “Didn’t you want me to come back?”

Her bewitching voice was a magic song that could lure souls.

Wang Hong’s hands unconsciously gripped onto the table. He lowered his eyes.

With his head bowed, a strand of semi-dry hair hung and concealed his left eye.

At this moment, Chen Rong suddenly called, “Qilang.” She spoke abruptly, but there was boundless affection in her voice.

Wang Hong was still looking down. He only managed to ask: “What is it?”

Chen Rong’s breath hitched as she murmured, “Don’t come over, you can’t come over…”

Chapter 120: Bliss

Despite what she said, Chen Rong’s small face was growing redder and redder. Her right hand involuntarily pulled on her robe, for she was desperate to feel cooler. However, her action caused one of her breasts to almost be exposed; even her nipple peeked out in the candlelight.

Wang Hong could not peel his eyes away. He grasped onto the table, blue veins surfacing on the back of his hands. A drop of sweat slowly rolled down his forehead…

Chen Rong tilted her head looking at the droplet. She startlingly realized she wanted to go to him, to stick out her tongue and lick that sweat. In fact, as this thought came to her, her tongue wandered between her red lips, her eyes dazed and wanton.

Still clamping his hands onto the table and hanging his head motionlessly, Wang Hong suddenly spoke: “Ah Rong.”

Hmm.” Chen Rong’s whisper remained silky and pliant. Wang Hong’s tense veins violently pulsed to hear her voice.

He labored for air; his handsome face had turned ruddy. At length, he closed his eyes and let his hair fall over forehead, dangling between his eyes. “Ah Rong, why were you with Ran Min this time? When did you meet?”

In his chaotic mind, all that filled his nose and eyes was her female scent. It took him a great deal of effort to ask a simple complete question.

Chen Rong was likewise feeling muddled. She felt increasingly hot and thirsty. She dazedly stared at Wang Hong’s lips and barely knew what she was saying: “It was Chen Yuan. He wanted me to ask for Ran Min’s help in finding his lost grains. They always try to harm me and never leave me with a way out. So I went. I don’t want Ran Min to give his grains back. I even let him know of the secret route.”

By now, her voice had turned slightly jumbled. She paused, and then stared into Wang Hong’s eyes, murmuring: “Qilang, your lips look so soft.”

The motionless Wang Hong trembled at her words.

This time, his grip on the table turned purple. He clenched with all of his might and breathed raggedly for a while before he asked, “What did Ran Min say?”

Chen Rong was still looking at him. Her eyes had completely clouded over. She kept pulling on her robe. Her hair was tangled, her belt was loosened, and patches of her porcelain skin were exposed.

Wang Hong was afraid to look at her. He stared at the table and coldly asked, “What did Ran Min say when you went to find him because of Chen Yuan’s grains? Why did you stay with him?”

He knew Chen Rong wasn’t very clearheaded right now, and so he made his question quite clear. Not only did he repeat himself, he was also very direct.

Chen Rong tilted her head, making one side of her gown slip down her creamy shoulder.

She dazedly looked at Wang Hong, murmuring: “Him? He said that I’m just like him. He also said he wants to marry me.”

He said he wants to marry you?”

Wang Hong’s voice suddenly rose.

Chen Rong was startled by it. She blinked and replied in a trance: “Aye, he said he wants to marry me.” She added: “Qilang, I like you, I don’t like him. But he said he will marry me… so I want to go with him.”

She repeated this over and over. Meanwhile, Wang Hong was also repeating her words: “You want to go with Ran Min?”

His eyes bored into Chen Rong. Nothing she said entered his ears anymore. He simply repeated: “You want to go with Ran Min?”

While the two of them were talking to themselves, Chen Rong seemed to have awoken a little.

She suddenly turned and rushed to the door.

Her action was abrupt and decisive. Her cheeks retained their blush, her eyes were misty, and her hands were still pulling on her clothes restlessly, but her sprint was fast and determined.

In the blink of an eye, she had gone some paces as she stumbled to the bamboo door.

At this moment, a pair of arms stole around her waist.

The minute his scent enveloped her, Chen Rong could not help from trembling. Her thighs gave out, and she slid down, unconsciously mumbling: “No, no, I can’t…”

She kept repeating these words, but in her mind, she had forgotten why she could not or what it was she was saying.

Those arms tightened around her.

His chest was pressed against her back, his fiery breath at her nape.

Do you want to go with Ran Min?” hoarsely asked Wang Hong.

Chen Rong melted in his arms, dazed and lost.

She saw a pair of thin lips at this time. She stopped her unconscious murmurs and slowly reached out to touch it.

She traced his lips as she giggled.

He captured her finger and gently nibbled its tip.

Chen Rong’s giggle stiffened. Her rosy lips parted in surprise.

His lips suddenly moved and covered her parting mouth.

Instantly, a male breath rushed forth like the tides. It occupied her breath, stalled her heartbeat, and filled her heart, her mind, her soul… almost suddenly, Chen Rong burst into tears. She sobbed: “How can this feel so good…” While she dazedly uttered these words, his arms had tightly imprisoned her. At the same time, something parted her teeth, probed into the depths of her mouth and chased her tongue.

Chen Rong made a moan.

She reached around his neck, urgently raised her mouth and groped to his open robe.

Unconsciously, she had pressed herself against his body and greeted his kiss as she hummed, “Qilang, Qilang, Qilang……”

Over and over and over.

Wang Hong clung to her.

Clasping her in his embrace, he cradled her nape with his left hand while the other roamed to her supple breast, kneading as he gasped: “Ah Rong.”

Qilang,” she hummed his name with tears.

Wang Hong pinched her nipple, then he lowered his head to take the other in his mouth. As Chen Rong rolled her head back with a satisfied moan, his hazy voice sought her response: “Ah Rong, tell me, who am I, who am I?”

As he asked her, his tongue lightly swirled. When her sensitive nipple trembled, Chen Rong cried, “Qilang, you’re Qilang, you’re Qilang.” A drop of tear fell from the corner of her eye.

Wang Hong wrapped his other hand around her right breast, squeezing it as he bade, “Remember, I’m Qilang, I’m not Ran Min.”

Chen Rong climbed to extreme pleasure under his ministration. She haphazardly clasped and kissed him, forgetting her answer.

A pain nipped at the tip of her breast.

At the time Chen Rong whimpered, a low and tender voice whispered in her ear, “Tell me, who am I?”

She opened her eyes and tossed a coquettish glance at him. “Qilang, you’re so silly.” She suddenly stilled his hands.

Wang Hong paused. He raised his head and looked at her.

She used all the strength in her left hand to hold him, tilted her head, and quietly gazed at him.

Her eyes were now much more translucent.

She giggled and then licked her lips. While Wang Hong’s gaze darkened, she stood on tiptoe to caress his face and eyes.

Qilang, you’re blushing. And your eyes are hypnotizing. You’re so handsome.”

She laughed cheerfully. She slid her hand to his belt and gave a tug. His robe fell to the floor, baring his chest and lean body completely to view. She lowered her head and took a curious look at the red dot on his left chest. “This is just like my dreams,” she mumbled, cocking her head to the side.

Wang Hong furrowed his brow to hear her words.

Chen Rong suddenly bent her head to capture the red bud.

Hearing his groan, she lifted her eyes and glanced at him to mumble: “You’re delectable.”

Wang Hong could not help himself from laughing.

But no sooner had he laughed than his laughter halted.

Because Chen Rong had squatted down all of a sudden to curiously look at his erection. He wasn’t wearing any undergarments at present. After taking the Five Stone Powder, he wore nothing underneath his outer robe to relieve himself of the heat.

She raised her head staring at the object. Then she looked sideways at him with eyes so beguiling that they made him want to take her right there and then. “Is that what belongs to a man? Qilang, you’re so handsome, but this thing is quite ugly.”

Accompanying this comment was an emphatic nod of her head.

Wang Hong emitted a low growl as he pulled her up by the elbow. After Chen Rong got on her feet, he carried her and turned towards the bed. He had taken but two steps when all of a sudden, a burst of laughter broke out from his arms.

The girl in his arms was laughing as though her joy could not be suppressed. She shook with laughter in his chest and gradually slipped from his hold.

Unknowingly, Chen Rong had slid down from his hands. Looking at her sitting on the floor with her shoulders half exposed and her breasts shaking, Wang Hong furrowed his brow and reached out to pull her up.

Chen Rong suddenly covered her hands over her face as her laughter turned into sobs.

Wang Hong froze.

His ragged breathing steadied; the expression on his face turned somber.

Chen Rong wept, curling into a ball on the floor. “How can I dream such dreams? Qilang, why do you make me have this kind of dream… If I know I’m not good enough for you, I ought to let you go and forget you. Why do I still dream of you? If Ran Min knew, he would never tolerate me.”

When Ran Min’s name was uttered, an ache shot through her arms.

Then, her body became airborne.


Chen Rong fell onto the bed. She yelped and clutched her buttocks. Due to the pain, desire lessened from her whole being, and even her blush faded.

At this moment, a very gentle kiss was planted on her tears.

That familiar voice was now husky as it softly rasped into her ear: “Ah Rong.”

After Chen Rong foggily answered him, she heard the same voice grazing her ears. “From now on, you must never mention that name again.”

A trace of coldness was detected in his tender voice.


Good girl!”

He sighed into her ear, his hoarseness recovering slightly.

He leaned forward and slowly lowered his naked body over her.

By the time he reached out to pull her sash, lucidity had returned to his eyes.

Yes, lucidity. Wang Hong’s eyes were still exceptionally bright and fiery, but compared to a second ago, they were now unmistakably more lucid… Even his breathing across her face had calmed to a steady pace.

The influence of the Five Stone Powder had passed.

He bowed his head, letting his inky hair drape across his face.

Like spring breeze, his fingers caressed her lips while he coaxed her: “Ah Rong.”

Chen Rong’s eyes flew open to drunkenly regard him. She instinctively felt something was wrong in her muddled mind, but it was no more than a vague feeling.

When he received Chen Rong’s response, Wang Hong smiled and lightly kissed her to ask: “Has Ran Min touched you?”

His hand slowly slid down and gave her goosebumps wherever it traveled. When she found herself unable to suppress her shivers, his hand sudden closed over her breast. Lightly plucking her nipple, he hoarsely prodded: “Has he touched you like this?”

Chen Rong widened her eyes and haphazardly shook her head, whimpering: “No, no.”

Hearing her answer, his mischievous hand moved downward to draw circles on her stomach. When the blush on Chen Rong’s face deepened, he again asked, “What about here?”

Has he touched you here?”

Chen Rong continued to shake her head. For some reason, his slow and gentle touches only served to make her feel bursts of tingling sensations. She wanted to cry. “No, no.”

He bowed his head to lightly bite her chin. “Then how has he touched you?”

When he did not receive an answer, he propped himself up on one arm, raised his head and looked at her.

Chen Rong’s beautiful face was flushed red, her smooth jade skin was also glowing alluringly. She looked at him with large round eyes and pursed her kiss-swollen lips. She looked to be thinking.

Wang Hong smiled ever more tenderly. He softly prodded, “Darling, did he touch you?”

She grievously nodded. Immediately, his eyes narrowed into lines. A cold current circulated the room. “Oh? Did you let him touch you? Where? Good girl, tell me.”

Chen Rong blinked. After a long time, she mumbled, “He held my waist.”

Wang Hong frowned.

Just your waist?”

She looked at him and grievously nodded.

Slowly, he smiled.

He had always been handsome, with jade-like skin and a bearing that seemed to radiate. His face was at present ruddy, his clear and lofty eyes now slightly scattered, slightly clouded, and slightly seductive. And that smile… such Wang Hong was very tempting.

Chen Rong swallowed.

He chuckled to see her wanton eyes. He held her hand and guided her to his lower body, groaning out loud when her impatient fingertips made contact.

At this time, she was still looking stupidly at him.

Wang Hong laughed despite himself: “Are you happy? Do you love me?”

You’re beautiful, my lord,” she bluntly replied with a nod.

She laughed, withdrew her hand, and then pressed her lips onto his. “This dream feels so real.” She laughed cheerfully.

Wang Hong slowed down to lie on top of her. He easily tore her clothes so that in the blink of an eye, Chen Rong was also bare with nary a thread on her.

He propped himself up with one hand to survey her body.

Like a flame, his eyes swept from her neck to her breasts, to her waist, to her lower belly… and then to her legs.

Momentarily, he smiled and murmured, “You are truly stunning.”

With this comment, his hand went between her legs.

Chen Rong was hugging him at this time. She was pressing close and writhing against him in hope of relieving herself from that rush of heat when, all of a sudden, a foreign object was felt down below.

She looked down.

A large hand was stroking her virginal entrance.

Even in her stupor, Chen Rong had felt embarrassed. She held back his hand and looked up at him. “No, Qilang, we can’t,” she said with a tear.

Chapter 121: After Chen Rong Woke Up

Wang Hong’s hand paused on her intimate place.

Propping himself with the other hand, he looked up at her and hoarsely called, “Ah Rong.”

Chen Rong vaguely answered him with tears in her clouded eyes.

Wang Hong’s breathing quickened. He bowed his head to place a kiss on her lips and whispered, “Ah Rong.” He had swallowed back the words he wanted to say and only uttered her name.

His hand once again started to move.

Chen Rong whimpered to his movement, her long lashes fluttering amidst beads of tears. “We can’t, Qilang, we can’t…” They were words of refusal, but they sounded like amorous whisperings.

The color on his face deepened at the sight of her. He lowered his head to capture her lips, his tongue lightly tracing them and chasing her own. “I don’t want to let go…” he murmured.

He next moved down and sucked on her left nipple.

As his tongue was stroking it, Chen Rong’s moan was growing more audible.

At this time, footsteps could be heard outside.

Soon, a maid stammered to him: “My lord, the Prince of Nan’yang has sent a messenger to relay that he has urgent business to discuss.”

Wang Hong did not lift his head. Still suckling at her nipple and fingers lightly tugging at her quivering sex, he vaguely replied, “I shan’t see anyone.”


When Ah Zhi saw the girl come back down, she promptly went to her and asked, “What did his lordship say?”

He said he won’t see anyone,” the girl whispered.

Their expression both slightly altered. After a while, the other said at a loss, “From a young age, he has always had extraordinary will power, and has never cared for sexual temptation. But now… Ah Zhi, I’m a little afraid.”

Ah Zhi’s face was as blanched as hers. She looked up at the bamboo loft in the swaying candlelight and, after a long time, smiled as her voice turned brisk: “What is there to fear? That girl will only be glad to have spent the night with our master. And if she’s happy about it, then our master will be, too.”

The other maid snickered and eagerly nodded her head.

The gasps of pleasure continued in the bamboo loft.

Chen Rong raised her head, her lips nibbling Wang Hong. She moaned again and again: “Qilang, Qilang, Qilang…”

At this time, his hand left her mound to part her thighs.

Then, a fiery object was felt at her entrance.

Almost suddenly, Chen Rong broke into tears. They spilled from her eyes to her cheeks, soaking the pillow behind her.

She wrapped her legs on his waist and murmured the same thing over and over: “Qilang, Qilang, Qilang…” Even in her stupor, her voice was choking with sadness.

Her choked voice and tears made Wang Hong stiffen.

He raised his head.

His flawless face was faintly flushed, his eyes no longer translucent. His pupils were clouded and even his lips were swollen red.

He fixedly looked at Chen Rong.

She quietly looked back at him through her tears and reached around his neck to press her face against his lips as she cried. “Qilang, I’m so happy.”

Tears were falling even though she claimed to be happy.

Wang Hong paused.

Slowly, he bowed his head, kissed her eyes and licked away her tears. Long strands of hair plastered onto his body… his weaving with hers – one strand, then another.

And then he left her.

Chen Rong widened her glazed eyes looking to him when coldness suddenly surrounded her.

In the candlelight, she rubbed her left breast, gasping and looking at him with burning eyes. “Qilang,” she called him, squirming as she begged, “Don’t leave me.”

Standing naked by the bed, Wang Hong watched Chen Rong as he took out a piece of white satin.

He slightly leaned down, causing his inky silk to drape over her. He smiled to see that she was watching him with longing. “Good girl, lift up a bit,” he softly rasped.

Chen Rong did as told.

He placed the white satin beneath her, smiled up at her, and then climbed over her again.

Chen Rong let out a satisfied mewl to have his warmth return.

He was now completely on top of her.

He again opened her legs, nudging his hard fiery tip at her opening.

He raised his head.

Solemnly looking into her eyes, he tenderly said, “Ah Rong, you mustn’t regret this…”

Chen Rong blinked and remained looking at him in a daze.

But for some reason, those bright eyes full of rapture and carnal desire began to brim with tears again.

Wang Hong kissed her eyes and softly said, “Good girl, don’t cry… don’t melt my heart.”

His body suddenly sank down.

Instantaneously, a hard and hot object plunged into her.

She gave a cry and questioned him with her tears. Whatever that stopped inside her began to move again.

Pain tore through her.

It hurts!”

She clutched his shoulders, pushing him away and crying: “It hurts. Qilang, something is pricking me, help me take it out.”

She pushed him and called his name. In her teary eyes were trust, pleading, and vague sadness and fear.

Wang Hong looked at her once before decisively moving his eyes away.

He placed his hand where they met and softly stroked.

Chen Rong slowly let out a light moan.

He suddenly moved. He took one of her breasts in his mouth while his hand attended to the other. His right hand held her hip as he moved in and out.

Due to the pain and the strange fullness, Chen Rong shook her head, spilling her silky hair around them. Both pain and pleasure washed over her face.

Her moans grew.

This happiness felt as if it would never end but also as if it was for but a moment.

However long had passed, the bamboo loft quieted down.

Ah Zhi, who had been listening in, quietly stepped forward and called, “My lord?”

As she was pondering the silence inside, Wang Hong tiredly ordered: “Bring me some warm water.”


Ah Zhi soon opened the door to bring the water in.

Leave it, don’t come in.”

Ah Zhi paused. After some time, she softly said, “But…”

Go out.”


Ah Zhi placed the basin down, left the towels and clean clothes, then slowly retreated.

She heard someone come down from bed before she saw an arm reaching out to take those things inside.

Her brow knitted together as she listened to the sound of water, the women’s sweet murmuring, and the man’s gentle appeasing voice.

The younger maid went to her, looked at the loft, and whispered, “Ah Zhi, what is it?”

He is cleansing her himself,” Ah Zhi replied, staring at the loft.

This fact kept both of them silent.

Some time later, the younger girl shakingly asked, “Ah Zhi, have we made a mistake?”

Ah Zhi didn’t have an answer. In the candlelight, her pretty face was as white as a sheet of paper. They both knew their master was as noble as the king himself. Once he slept with a woman, according to convention, they would go in to help him bathe and dress, then change the sheets and light the incense to rid of the foul odor to help him sleep. The woman would be carried outside. Once she woke up, she would be given a bowl of abortion drink.

But what happened inside had gone beyond everything they knew.

At length, Ah Zhi murmured, “The pain of not attaining what we want… Shouldn’t he spurn such a lowly and tawdry girl after he got her?”

Chen Rong had an unrestful night.

She kept tossing and turning. From time to time, a tear shed from her closed eyes.

Tears that were iridescent in the candlelight.

Dawn arrived at last.

Chen Rong slowly opened her eyes.

She foggily looked beyond the window shades.

Gradually, her eyes gained some sobriety.

Her eyes were struggling to move but they soon stopped. A white figure was writing away in front of her bed. In the sunlight, his tall and handsome sight blinded her. He was clearly sitting there, but it seemed as if he was surrounded by the clouds.

The man looked up and smiled at her when he heard rustling sounds.

Instinctively, she smiled back at him.

She blinked and blinked yet he did not disappeared. She quizzically ventured, “You.”

What is it?” He looked at her with a smile, his voice was as gentle as water.

Chen Rong blinked rapidly and was shocked to find that he was still there. “Qilang, how can you be here?”

She suddenly sensed that something wasn’t right.

She gazed down.

The quilt slipped to reveal the bruises on her jadeite body… she wasn’t wearing any clothes!

Chen Rong hurriedly reached out to pull the quilt over herself and then looked towards Wang Hong.

Her face grew paler and paler.

She again lowered her head and quietly lifted the quilt to take another look.

She was thoroughly stunned by what she saw.

A long time later, she abstrusely asked, “Last night wasn’t a dream?”

Wang Hong had put down his brush at this point. He glanced over to face her, a playful lock of hair blocking his eyes.

Aye, last night wasn’t a dream.” His voice was gentle as always.

Chen Rong slowly looked up. She blankly stared at him and asked yet again, “We… slept together?”

Wang Hong’s voice remained smooth and gentle. He looked at her with a smile. “Aye.”

Chen Rong shut her eyes.


A while later, she hoarsely asked, “We, unbetrothed and out of wedlock… had slept together?”

Wang Hong was still looking sideways, a stray hair dangling in front of his eyes. “Aye.”

She slowly sat up.

The quilt slid down to present her perfectly beautiful body before his eyes.

Chen Rong did not feel anything was wrong with her sudden nudity. She sat up and let her uncombed hair hide her lowered face.

Are you going to marry me?” she quietly asked.

A long silence passed.

Chen Rong chuckled. “Right,” she rasped, “how can you possibly marry me? But I still have to ask, don’t you think?”

The room was very quiet; not the slightest sound was made.

Qilang, what will you do about me now?”

A long time later, Wang Hong softly said, “I’ve kept proof that you lost your virginity to me. Ah Rong, you can still be my honored concubine.”

Honored concubine?”


Chen Rong chuckled.

She slowly looked up.

Combing her fingers through her hair, she tilted her head looking at Wang Hong with her mouth upturned into a smile. “Can I still be your honored concubine without a prior betrothal?”

She sounded a little strange. Wang Hong only looked at her fixedly without an answer.

She smiled again. She looked at him and quietly called, “Qilang.”


Even if I enter the Wang House in Lang’ya as an honored concubine, I would never live with dignity there, am I right?” She had previously refused Wang Yi’s proposition. Yet she was now sleeping with Wang Hong out of wedlock… what a contemptible girl she was. An honored concubine like her was worse than a regular concubine.

Don’t be afraid,” Wang Hong softly told her.

No?” Chen Rong laughed with eyes that sparkled. When she leaned forward, her porcelain breasts gleamed in the sun with her movements.

She looked at him with an unsmiling smile and lightly said, “Qilang, would you believe that I’ve murdered before?”

Her words surprised Wang Hong. He did not understand why she said what she said.

Chen Rong slightly smirked. Her perfect body and beautiful face were luminous in the morning sun. She laughed. “I’ve killed seven people… all of them were women.”

Wang Hong furrowed his brow. His eyes left her exquisite body. Looking into her eyes, he softly said, “Ah Rong, you’re tired.” He knew her history so well that he thought her words must be delirious.

However, not only was Chen Rong’s gaze enchanting, it was also completely sober, and she didn’t look at all delirious. She tilted her head, her eyes sparkling, as she faintly smiled. “Even that cousin of mine – if she wasn’t elsewhere right now, she would’ve been killed by me…“

As she spoke, Chen Rong lifted the quilt and walked down from bed. She had just lost her maidenhood, but she was not embarrassed at showing her naked body to a man, and was openly stepping down from bed in front of him. Wang Hong was made to feel that her body was Heaven’s best creation, for it was devastatingly beautiful. Not only her body, but even her youthful face no longer carried the timidity, vigilance, and fear of the past. Her smile was now bewitchingly cold.

Chen Rong walked barefoot and called, “Is someone out there?”

Aye,” Ah Zhi replied. The bamboo door opened to admit her and another maidservant in, carrying a basin and some clothes.

Upon their entrance, they were startled to see a naked Chen Rong quietly smiling in the sunlight.

They quickly diverted their gazes and approached her.

Chen Rong eyed the clothes on the tray and then sweetly smiled. “Why is it a yellow dress? Go, fetch the white outfit here.”

She confused them. If they remembered correctly, not long ago the young lady had said she did not wear white.

She stayed still for a moment before Ah Zhi went away.

Before long, she had brought the white dress back with her. It was taken from Chen Rong’s luggage.

Ah Zhi put the clothes in front of Chen Rong and couldn’t help herself from asking: “I thought you didn’t like white clothes, miss?” She must want to please my master. At this thought, Ah Zhi cast a scornful glance at Chen Rong.

Chen Rong simply smiled. She picked up the outfit to admire it. “I don’t… How can a vulgar, ruthless, and ridiculous woman like me be worthy of this pure, white dress?”

Upon her words, the three people in the room stilled.

Wang Hong who had been tilting his head to look at Chen Rong slowly stopped smiling.

Chen Rong dropped her gaze with a smile and slowly put on the white dress. “But I can wear it now… If I can be reborn, then of course I’m worthy of it.”

The last sentence was a bit vague, and only the maids faintly heard it.

They began to comb her hair after she finished dressing.

Undo it,” she soon ordered them.

The maids paused.

Ah Zhi frowned, gently explaining: “Miss, you’re a married woman now…” She hadn’t finish by the time Chen Rong coldly said, “I want my hair to be styled like a maiden!”

They paused. After looking at each other, they turned to look at Wang Hong.

Wang Hong was still looking at Chen Rong, all this time he has been quietly watching her.

Not hearing him speak, the two maids had to do what Chen Rong wanted and combed her hair like a maiden.

It took little effort before Chen Rong’s hair was finished. It is uncertain whether it was due to her new womanhood, but her beauty was now rather cold. This coldness made her radiant and somewhat terrifying.

Chen Rong turned from the bronze mirror and rose. Turning around, she smiled and asked, “Whose idea was the Heaven’s Brew last night?”

The maids froze.

They turned to look at Wang Hong despite themselves.

Yet again, they saw their master quietly looking at Chen Rong.

After trading glances, the younger one finally said, “It was me.” Ah Zhi intervened with a smile: “Are you upset, miss? If not for that drink, you wouldn’t have gotten what you wanted.” She laughed and added, “We know you’re a gentry woman, so even if you loved our master, you would not dare to say it. We only wanted to help.” She bowed deeply to Chen Rong, pleading: “Do forgive us, miss.”

Chen Rong didn’t turn around. She went to the window where her porcelain hand gently stroked the windowsill before reaching for the sword beside it. “Then you are saying that it was your two’s idea to serve me the Heaven’s Brew?” A hint of a smile was heard in her voice.

Seeing that she didn’t sound to be angered, Ah Zhi also lightly laughed. “Aye… won’t you forgive us, miss?” She and the young maidservant once again bowed deeply to her.

They acted like the scholars and bowed to Chen Rong, their mouths uttering apologies but their gestures and rhetoric were frivolous, with a trace of contempt from deep down inside.

Forgive you?” Chen Rong chaffed. “Then who will forgive me?” she whispered as she grabbed onto the sword hilt.

Fwoosh” the sword left its scabbard, sunlight reflecting off of its cold iron. When they saw her suddenly pick up the sword, they simultaneously cried, “Miss, this isn’t something you can touch!” Their voices were full of habitual haughtiness.

It was as if Chen Rong had not heard their accusations. She raised the sword, her fingers lightly tapping on its surface. She smiled at the sharp clangs. “The Wang House of Lang’ya indeed produces a fine sword!”

Like lightning, she stabbed backwards.

Fwoosh –” it was the sound of pierced flesh.

The two servant girls simultaneously screamed. Wang Hong who had been looking on with his elegant smile had also shot to his feet, watching Chen Rong in dismay.

Chen Rong turned around.

The sword in her hand had drilled straight into Ah Zhi’s chest. While the girl’s blood flowed out, the smile on Chen Rong’s face grew breathtakingly brilliant.

She withdrew the sword and then raised her hand to point the dripping blade at the younger hysterical maid.

Blood scattered. A few drops splashed onto her luminous face, painting her sweet smile a palpitating gorgeousness.

Only until the sword had completely drilled into its target did they hear a heavy crash from the side. It was Ah Zhi’s body slumping to the floor.

Chen Rong withdrew the bloody sword once more. She looked up at Wang Hong.

Just like that, she carried the bloody sword towards him.

Wang Hong stared at her.

Under his gaze, Chen Rong passed him and slowly headed for the door.

He turned to stare after her straight figure, lonely and hopeless in the sunlight. “Ah Rong,” he heard himself calling.

The airiness and elegance were gone from his wavering voice. He sounded bleak, with an inner predicament even he was not aware of: “Are you this scornful of being my honored concubine?”

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105 thoughts on “Mei Gongqing 119-121

  1. aw… it is so heartbreaking… that maid deserves to die for doing that unthinkable thing!!
    it’s a consequence of killing off Chen Rong’s future and we were revealed despite the brilliance of Wang Hong’s character he is an idiot… now will Chen Rong fight him off?

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  2. I’ve lost all hope on all of these male leads other than my cute general sun 😑 What happened to the “oh so celestial innocent and blah blah” Wang Hong. Sigh I really enjoy this novel and it’s novelty at being so unpredictable. Both male leads are detestable. One worse than the other. Sigh I wonder if Chen Rong turned out to not be a virgin would Wang Hong despose of her like the other young ladies he did before? Truly disgusting, especially after making him so likeable previously. Sigh should have known there’s no such thing as perfection sigh! Ah author nim you truly make me look forward to the next chapter 😶 Thank you for translating!

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  3. thanks—!
    aye, i knew this was coming…-sobs- while they were, uh, doing it, it felt like he loved her. he probably does. so he regained his senses while they were doing it huh, unfortunately, chen rong didn’t…i was sort of glad that it was shown clearly that she was happy to be with him while that was happening.

    but then, after! after!! aaahhhh!! first, i’ll say that i’m glad that wang hong acted out of the expectations of those two maids. but then, for chen rong to directly ask him that question, and then be told she would become an honoured concubine, especially after what happened in her previous life experience and all! do you hear that sound?? it’s the sound of my heart breaking! i felt so sad for chen rong! and though i know this incident is used as the catalyst for things to be resolved later…i still feel so sad for chen rong. hmph, good that those two maids are dead! yay!

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      she had already told him she’ll never be someone’s concubine only and if he did she’ll on generate a hateful character they’ll regret. She had just gotten a second chance and this happened o her, i think her fear of what had happen to her in the past develop in place of Wang Hong instead of Ran Min, intensifies.

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      • i know, the feels—! her second chance, and this happens! the only slight comfort is that she loves him…-sighs- the male leads are all unsuitable, booo!


        • I think the fact that she loves him makes it even worse and more unforgivable on his part. She loves and trust him soo much and then he betrays her like this, completely disregarding her future, feelings and wishes. He seriously RAPE her and completely block her future. 😦 Sure, it’s quite obvious he loves her, but he still looks down on her and think he’s better than her, and he honestly never in the story acted on what’s best for her (and he never really considered her seriously).


          • i agree with most of what you said. yeah, the fact that she loves him and he did this to her…that he didn’t stop even when he realised they had both been drugged…it’s quite a sad thing. warning, really long reply!

            well, i have to disagree on some parts you’ve said, just to be fair to wang hong. for example, it is a painful betrayal, but he didn’t disregard her future. he was prepared to make her his honoured concubine, in terms of future, as long as wang hong treats her all right, that will ensure that her life’s necessities are met and she can live stably. but that is not what chen rong wants, that is definitely true. by disregarding her will, he has disrespected her entire person.

            it is mostly rape, but well…i wonder though…if chen rong had not been as ardent or passionate as she had, upon wang hong coming to his senses, would he have stopped? what do you think? yes, chen rong didn’t have control of herself, but at the same time, to be with him was what she wanted, though she wanted to be with him in marriage, even if she thought it was impossible. and when they were, uh, doing it, wang hong made sure that she recognised him, that she knew it was him that she was…doing it with.

            yeah, well, equality between sexes was quite rare in those times, no? i personally don’t feel he loves her, more that he has affection for her, or a great liking. yeah, he does look down on her and think he’s better than her, but that also stems from his family background and his status, after all, even princesses chase after him. it is pretty much that there is no woman he cannot get.

            i think he has helped her quite a few times, for example, when she sang/played him that love song, he had helped her by shielding her. and when he saved her from that prince, that too. though chen rong has helped him as much as well.
            -shakes head- still doesn’t excuse what happened, though…honestly, i might have been happiernif neither of them had come to their senses while they were doing it. at the very least, it could be said to not be rape…


  4. OMFG. Are you kidding me? Did he seriously just ask that question right now? Her reputation is ruined and she can never marry rightly. Also she will be spit on by the public even more than she is now. He ruined a shit ton of meticulous planning and all her dreams of a being an only wife. You are just a c**t for making this terrible situation all about you. ::sigh:: This poor girl is better off alone. Unless she can get a boy toy.

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  5. For the nth time, she does not want to be a concubine. Can he not understand. If he didn’t want to make her his official wife, then he should let her go (pulling hair). Thanks for the update.

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  6. Well she does have a right to get mad at that maid and at everything since things after now would be different from what she had been planning.

    Thanks for the chapter!
    Oddly enough, the song that was playing while I was reading this went on, “I hate you, I lover you, I hate that I love you…” XD

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  7. Ah such heartbreaking story.. Even she got her second life, but she still couldn’t avoid of getting hurt. First life, fall in love and become concubine, and second life still become a concubine..
    That Qilang not good as his look..
    And Ran Min, what will he does when he knows such a truth?

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  8. thanks for the update 🙂 i really love this story and god know how long i’ve been waiting for a new chapter 😀
    i wonder who the male lead is


  9. Oh my CR. What general Min gonna do after this?? Would he still accept CR as his wife?? Please update…I want to know his reaction. Urghhhh…WH, u bastard!!!! Still making her as concubine.


  10. Ran Min’s taking Chen Wei as his concubine, while Wang Hong closed Ah Rong’s chances of being someone else’s wife and would only take her as a concubine… Great just great… She should just leave them both and go somewhere peaceful to start her life again. She can either stay single or fine someone who doesn’t mind her circumstances and be his wife. She could even build a business empire since she seems smart enough for that and earn money for herself.

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  11. Thank you for translating ❤

    Wang Hong, I was rooting for you until this moment, at least with the other guy, she will be a wife…..this is so depressing, I wish she stabbed the maid a few more times.I just want her to meet someone else that will have only want her as their wife and love no one else.


  12. Yes…I’d murder both of them too. Qilang almost got killed too. He deliberately got the white satin to prove her virginity so he was of sound mind. Bastard. He won’t speak of it so she should just keep going

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  13. Qilang! Talk about ripping a girl’s heart right out of her chest and stomping on it. What a parting line! So completely self-centred and not at all what I expected. How disappointing that he’s not the shining prince after all, but merely a man moved by base desires and a willingness to possess and take something that wasn’t freely given. *cries* *insert Tyra ‘we were all rooting for you’ GIF* (I’m just going to gather the shreds of my love for him and hope he can redeem himself soon) Thank you so much for the chapters!!

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  14. Poor ah Rong! She tried & planned carefully to change her 2nd life…unfortunately.
    What will happens next? Confess to RM or run away from both guys????
    Please update fast fast. Thanks

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  15. Wang qilang is just another hypocritical scum disguised in a nice package. Does she really have to end up with either guy?

    I don’t think she can go back to RM. If he knows, he would kill her.


  16. It’s kinda sad that he had to use a honey trap to be with her cos even though she loves him, she is still very realistic about her life. Now he can only hope she won’t marry anyone else. He underestimated her. Chen Rong is so unpredictable and cool as a character.


    • I agree with you. He’s reliable, sincere and honest. He knows what he can and can’t afford to do.
      He likes Ah Rong, but he’s honest that he wish he could marry her and give her status. Unfortunately he’s the only descendant left and his big family would be a big hindrance to that idea, and he can’t just ignore them.
      Nevertheless he always helps her without expecting something indecent as reward.
      I’m somehow sick of that so called “noble” Jin, who don’t even have any gratitude for people who give them benefit. Just look at how they look at Ran Min. They definitely need him anyhow, but still they look him down, never have respect for him.
      A part of his personal character/life, he’s a general who risk life for them.


  17. Thanks so much for this chapter ! I wonder how Qilang will be able to redeem himself and how RM will react… I guess Qilang is still the male lead, especially after the deed … 🤔


  18. Thank you so much for the new chapters! All the time while reading these chapters I kept hoping that he would stay true to what had been said about him…but sadly no.
    This scene also showed in my opinion, that he men were really hypocrits..on one hand they wanted a virgin as a bride..but then on the other hand did not seem to care what sleeping with women without offical status regarding to them, would mean for a woman..especially..when he was lucid enough to see that she was drugged..argh…


  19. Ok the chapter was pretty cruel. Poor Chen Rong. Sigh.

    Hamster, I’m very excited to say that I’ve finally found time to watch 3L3W!!!!! Lol I’m watching as I do hw which makes for quite the procrastinator keke. I’m already on ep 6 and it’s ok so far. I won’t give it any “I can’t stop watching” but it’s still mildly interesting I suppose. I heard from my friend that the second life is tons better tho buttt I can’t stop staring at Zhang Bin Bin so I can’t bring myself to skip his parts until…he rlly crosses the line. I mean what was that saad drama with Xuan Nu? Lol I boiled with soo much emo there I just had to stawp. *calming breaths* lol

    Anyways, hope you’re doing well as always! Found another drama to binge? 😉


    • The first 10 eps or so are pretty boring background stuff. But before you know it you’ll be inhaling this stuff.

      Haha ZBB is so pretty. Enjoy him now before he goes into mopey stage. Li Jing needs to time travel and find Haomei. Forget Bai Qian!

      No, I haven’t found anything to watch. I just can’t seem to get over Mr. Crown Prince. Soon, I hope!


      • LOL go find Hao mei xD. Zbb’s character has been so cheesy so far I can’t even imagine it get worse. He needs to get a life. So does Ye Hua who I hear “has no life until he officially meets Bai Qian” (what is with that ghost stalker form?) And I have no idea why these immortals who have lived for thousands of years are still so naive… ok take Bai Qian for example. She’s been friends with Xuan Nu for soo many years but only just realized she was evil? And what about Bai Qian’s naivety towards love so far? Obvi she only liked Li as a friend butttttt she somehow turned that into love at the last minute. She has had like thousands of years to get experience but… And we must mention the time when she blamed Ninth dying on herself T_T. Lol everything is not piecing together perfectly so far. Maybe because this is probably my second xianxia drama? XD Are immortals usually like that ^^ tho because maybe it’s just me? But her brief moments with Mo Yuan (when he’s not being too cool to be cool) and Ye Hua have been rather cute ♡


        • Lol apparently us mortals learn way quicker. They only have years and magic to their name, but no wisdom.

          Haha YH literally has no life form for many episodes does he? He was stillborn and his father only managed to save his soul, so he walked around for a while with no body, poor chap.


          • Ooh that makes sense lol. I was so confused about that the whole time. Ye Hua is creepy when he stalks Bai Qian in his soul form. Poor him tho lol. I hope he’s not beyond cool like his twin xD. Show some personality dude!


              • LOL it really is the hair plus the really creepy vibe that he gives off of being extremely familiar with bai qian. Feels like hes been stalking her his entire life. Shifu is soo out of my league lol. His face is like -_- half the time. He’s likeable but I mean cummon shifu! Express yourself more! Episodes 5ish-7 soo remind me of a Hua Qian Gu parody especially when Yang Mi goes all mopey on her master (despite not showing any feelings for him previously like before with Lin Jing) and feeds him the blood. I rlly almost gagged at that part internally. I mean i know its all in good faith but the scene itself was a little…hauntingly like Hua Qian Gu which is probably not what i need right now lol. Soo haunting especially the too cool to be cool master from Hua Qian Gu. He was a paaain.


                • Bai Zihua is a fussy prude who thinks he’s above it all. Moyuan is just reticent and a man of few words. He is lenient and openly doting and would never let any harm come his student’s way. Shifu’s quiet smile and gaze are the death of me 😬
                  BQ giving shifu blood was a bit like HQG doesn’t it. It’s less cheesy though coz no biting is involved 😜 and BQ has no romantic feelings backing her actions. She just thinks of him as family and is shocked that he’s dead.


                  • Lol Mo Yuan tho so far… is just way beyond cool in a positive yet apathetic way. He is extremely caring in his own stoic way tho. Lol I love stoic guys in dramas/novels but Mo Yuan isn’t just stoic. He’s like stoic multiplied by 1000 lol. Too out there for me but he’s still awesome 😛

                    Lol for a while there I thought Bai Qian literally fell in love with everyone she came across…first Li Jing, and now Mo Yuan. Lol that was why I was literally internally gagging at that part because I couldn’t fathom how much she tossed herself around (although to be fair, she does have a bit of chem with Mo Yuan) So far just watching this drama…I’ve had to comment on every single minute of the drama to my friend otherwise my insides will burn up from all the ranting I gotta do xD I feel like I’ll get heartburn if I keep watching because I suppose I’m not always watching with the same outlook that novel lovers watch because I’ve never read it xD I’m just commenting based off of what I see which is not always accurate lol. See how much ranting I’m already doing here? LOL


                    • LOL that’s what I’m afraid of. It’s mainly from the leads tho and what’s been happening. I had heart ever since Xuan Nu started being a jerk (I love how autocorrect changed jerk into hero) and dragged zbb down with her and ever since then it’s pretty much never stopped. Lol major heart burn in the Hua Qian Gu part and the battle scenes (which I was totally expecting things from xD but don’t get me wrong it was pretty).


                    • Omg have you watched the movie trailer?! Maybe you should wait til July to see the condensed version. Will help with the heartburn. It seriously looks so good. LYF is giving some fierce vibe!


                    • Omg I have! Trailer just came out recently lol. I am seriously going to see it no matter what lol. Maybe I should watch the drama after the movie instead because I’m not feeling those vibes xD. Perhaps I should honestly just skip to their second lifetime


  20. Wow. Way to ruin a guy’s attractiveness lol…. but yeah, being under influence is unwilling, no matter what she says at that time. Qilang is a douchebag. And I look forward to a new Chen Rong. Look out people, she’s gonna conquer the world~


  21. Qilang just disappointed his entire fan base. At least Ah Rong got some pleasure out of the encounter (I really hope she did otherwise it would be too tragic). I’m curious to see how the rest of the story plays out.
    Such a wonderfully long update! The mature content warning at th top made me giggle. You made me and many others so happy because of your translations. Thanks for all your hard work as always and wishing you all the best!


    • Exactly! Once he came out from under the influence of the drug and knew she had not, rape is exactly what he did. I hope he finally realizes what he has lost and has to grovel and plead for forgiveness for a LOOONNNGGG time before she ever has anything more to do with him.

      Thank you, Hamster, for the new chapters. You are greatly appreciated!


  22. I was rooting for Qilang to end up with Chen Rong and now after he had done right after knowing she was drugged to that state I wanted to not only kill the two maids but WH as well. CR is better off with out anyone of this idiots. Thank you for the three chapters.


  23. Gosh! I know it’s supposed to be a hot steamy chapter but I was pretty depressed reading the whole thing coz I know Chen Rong would be heartbroken when she’s awake. She tries so damn hard to find happiness in time lifetime yet she was pulled back down again by those hateful maids and this idiotic Qilang.

    I get it. Wang Hong got his position and his family to consider so he couldn’t make her the one and only wife even though he loves her. But damn you bastard! You know her wish! You should just let her go instead of taking advantage of her. But nope, he was still scheming to get her this way. I’m so happy Chen Rong threw it back at him and kill the maids. Let him know who’s the boss!

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  24. This chapter was really bittersweet (and exciting, lol). Personally, I think this chapter, as frustrating as it is, is a good example of how Wang Hong is a flawed human. As much as he likes Chen Rong, he still has the haughty belief of a popular noble man that any woman will be happy to be with him, even if it’s just as a concubine. I do think he did this out of affection, but it was also largely due to lust and looking down at Chen Rong. I hope this is a good lesson for him… and that Chen Rong will be OK now that he’s wronged her like this. I really like that she doesn’t accept it. Still… poor girl.

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  25. WH assumed that once they’d had sex CR would have no choice but to become his concubine on whatever terms he chose. He was wrong.


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