Translated by Novice Translations
Messed around by Snacks
Do You Have to be the Emperor?
“Little eight, I seem to be causing trouble for the big boss.” Nan Xun felt a little guilty.
Little eight comforted her: “It was just someone who took advantage of it. Even if it wasn’t you, maybe it would have been someone else who put medicine in the pond?”
It was getting closer and closer to the day when the big boss would be killed as mentioned by little eight. Yanmo Han was very calm and didn’t seem to feel the undercurrent surging at all, instead it was Nan Xun who couldn’t sit still.
Now that the big boss’s evil value stagnated at 23, she was afraid that if she waited around like this, the big boss would really die. She couldn’t let Yanmo Han die as in her heart, she doesn’t want him to die.
Just when Nan Xun considered whether or not to take some measures, Cuihuan suddenly withdrew from the other servants, silently approached Nan Xun’s ear and whispered, “Niang Niang, this slave has a message. Furen asked to meet you at Baima Temple tomorrow between 9-11am.”
Nan Xun looked at Cuihuan surprised.
Cuihuan felt guilty and quickly explained: “There are some hidden spies that furen mentioned to this slave before entering the palace. Because Niang Niang is so impatient, furen didn’t let this slave tell Niang Niang.”
Nan Xun nodded and didn’t ask.
Cuihuan breathed a sigh of relief. All of a sudden, she felt like a white-eyed wolf. Her Niang Niang was so kind to her, but she kept this from her, but…her life was saved by Qin furen.
Early the next morning, Nan Xun asked someone to leave a message for the emperor, then lightly traveled to Baima Temple.
She thought it was her mother who was waiting for her, but when she entered the room, she didn’t see her mother, instead she saw Xianwang, Yanmo Yu, who she hasn’t seen for a long time.
The man still wore white brocade, with a slight smile on his lips, which made him feel warm as jade.
Nan Xun turned around to leave, but Yanmo Yu suddenly stopped her, “Huang sao,1Huang means emperor; sao means older brother’s wife and sister-in-law can you listen to Chen di’s2He’s being formal, Chen is used by ministers to refer to themselves to their sovereign, while di shows that they are younger than whoever they are speaking to words before you leave?”
Nan Xun halted, then opened the door and asked, “Xianwang, did you send assassins to kill ben gong last time?”
Yanmo Yu’s expression slightly changed. He looked at the woman in front of him with a complex look and nodded directly and admitted. “Although this decision was made by a person without Chen di’s permission, that person is benwang’s person and it was also benwang’s mistake.”
Nan Xun didn’t expect him to be so calm but didn’t know whether the other side’s words were true, or his words were excuses. However, since he was the lucky son selected by heaven, he must have good character.
Nan Xun sat down and drank tea.
Yanmo Yu shook his head and chuckled softly. “You can call me Chen di, but I don’t know what kind of attitude to have to treat you.”
Nan Xun glanced at him. “Is it safe here? Are you sure no one is listening from the corner of the wall?”
Yanmo Yu heard this, then his expression became serious and nodded: “Empress, don’t worry. The sound insulation effect here is excellent and even the well-trained shadow guards of the emperor can’t hear the conversation between you and me.”
“Good, we won’t speak secretly, why did you ask mother to deceive ben gong to come here? What do you want to do with ben gong?” Nan Xun asked solemnly.
Yanmo Yu said frankly, “Empress, benwang knows you’re a straightforward person. Benwang won’t beat around the bush. Does empress think Yanmo Han can be the master of the world? His natural disposition is cruel and bloody and he’s hostile towards everyone. How can such a person be a great leader in the world? I’d like to ask empress to think about it for the rest of the world.”
Nan Xun sneered, “It’s obvious that Xianwang covets the throne and found such a grand excuse.”
Yanmo Yu sighed, “To be honest Empress, when father emperor stipulated the position of crown prince long ago when Chen di was young, Chen di felt it was really unfair. Only because emperor older brother was born before me that Chen di had no opportunity. But later, Chen di came to accept that unpleasant fact as long as emperor older brother was capable of properly govern this great country, Chen di can be happy as an idle prince.”
Then he continued, “But, as you can see, he’s not suitable for this position at all. All I want is for this country to be prosperous and powerful, rather than being ruined by him. If Queen Mother thinks that Chen di’s mind isn’t upright, you can choose other people to sit in the throne from the royal family so long as that person on the throne is capable of governing, Chen di will willingly disband all the people that side with the fu….”3fu is seat of government which in this case is his fu
Nan Xun observed his expression for a long time, but didn’t see any flaws.
Little eight said, “Don’t read too much into it, he’s telling the truth, the name of Xianwang isn’t in vain.4Xianwang is sage king or wise king He realy has a heart of compassion for the world.”
Nan Xun wowed in her heart, “Little eight, did I meet the legendary Holy Father ah?”
Little eight interjected with an en, “This Holy Father is a stallion. It’s said that this fellow recently captured the heart of an able woman who will enter the door as his wife.5Chinese culture, the woman is often picked up in bridal sedans and brought to the groom’s house to walk into the door as his wife. The two already marinated and brewed soy sauce. When he ascends the throne in the future, he will take in young beauties one after another.”
When Yanmo Yu kept talking and said almost the same things, Nan Xun interrupted him and asked, “Xianwang has said so much, what do you want ben gong to do?”
Yanmo Yu said, “Empress, Chen di hopes you can persuade emperor older brother to take the initiative to abdicate, which is the best method right now. Chen di doesn’t want to fight with emperor older brother, he’s my older half-brother after all.”
Nan Xun remained silent for a long time, and finally replied, “Ben gong can give it a try.”
When Yanmo Yu heard this, he fell on his knees and kowtowed to her, “Chen di thanked empress on behalf of all the people in the world.”
Nan Xun: “…… You’re welcome. Ben gong doesn’t know if it will be successful.”
After the conversation, Nan Xun moved from the secret room to another room, where her mother, Qin furen, was already waiting.
Yanmo Yu was well prepared. Nan Xun felt that the shadow guard spy set by the big boss definitely doesn’t know that she and Yanmo Yu had met each other and talked.
After Nan Xun returned to the palace, the big boss didn’t have any unusual expression and Nan Xun felt a little more relaxed.
In the evening, after the two were affectionate, Nan Xun started blowing pillow talk, “Brother Han, do you remember what I said to you? I’m very happy that you dismissed the harem for me, but…”
Yanmo Han looked at her tenderly, reached out and stroked her face. His fingers stroked her delicate skin and rubbed it gently. The corners of his mouth were picked up slightly and his voice was very gentle, “Yao Yao, how can you be so greedy? Haven’t what I done enough for you? You say, you’re the only one I pamper and now you’re the only one in this whole harem. I’m afraid that you are lonely, so I will accompany you as soon as I finish in the morning…”
Nan Xun’s little head rubbed his arms, “Brother Han, but I have also said that I wanted to travel and see the outside world. However, if you remain as the great emperor, my dream will never be fulfilled.”
After a pause, she carefully explored: “Brother Han, is it really necessary for you to be emperor?”
Yanmo Han held Nan Xun’s waist in one hand while the other hand on the bed suddenly clenched into a fist. There was a dim light in his eyes, and something fluctuated in the bottom of his eyes, it took a long time until he calmed down.