TCPCHW Chapter 50 Part 1
The Crown Prince Chases His Wife
Chapter 50 Charming (1/2)
Half an hour ago, He Xiao was chatting and laughing with a beautiful lady from a noble family sitting next to him. He Xiao wandered among the flowers all year round, and with a word or a look, he could make the young lady laugh excitedly.
A young master next to him joked, “Young Master He, aren’t you afraid that your fiancée will be jealous?”
He Xiao picked up the wine cup which was about to send it to his mouth, turned his head, and looked up at the seat in front with a smile in his eyes.
Heh, his nominal fiancée, the eldest daughter of the Left Prime Minister Mansion, Wang Jingyi, was looking at the wine cup on her table. It seemed that the people or things at the banquet were not as interesting as the wine cup she held up in her hand.
“Have you seen a wooden beauty jealous?” He Xiao smiled at the young master sitting next to him with a sinister face.
“Young Master He is really funny…”
The young masters and young ladies on He Xiao’s side laughed together, and from time to time they looked at the eldest young lady of the Wang family, Wang Jingyi, who was sat quietly and a little out of place at the banquet with a little contempt.
The eldest young lady of the Wang family was born into a wealthy and influential family, so what if she had a noble status?
The fiancé made jokes with other young ladies in front of the young lady of the Wang family and still said something bad about her. This young lady of the Wang family, how pitiful…
Wang Jingyi had always been good at observing, and the group of young masters and young ladies beside He Xiao squinted at her with sarcastic smiles, how could Wang Jingyi not notice them.
Those people looked at Wang Jingyi with disdain, ridicule, sympathy, and pity.
Wang Jingyi sneered in her heart. Oh, let’s see who is more pitiful in a while.
At this time, a little palace maid walked to He Xiao and whispered in He Xiao’s ear: “Young Master He, Miss An twisted her foot when she just entered the palace and is currently resting in the Qichun Pavilion. Miss An asked this servant to bring a message, saying that she has something important to discuss with Young Master He.”
The little palace maid left quickly after finished speaking.
He Xiao narrowed his eyes, feeling a little unbelievable in his heart, but more so hesitance.
Miss An? An Yanxi? An Suyue?
He Xiao had always been following An Yanxi’s schedule. A few days ago, An Yanxi went to Dajue Temple following the guards of honor to welcome the Empress. If you are enjoying the novel, please support this translation and get direct access to new releases by reading it at the translator’s original website: https://justforfuntrans.com
Did she come back today?
An Yanxi was He Xiao’s obsession, whether it was true or not, He Xiao was ready to take a look.
He Xiao immediately got up and left.
He Xiao stepped into the Qichun Pavilion, and bursts of strong and intoxicating fragrance rushed into his nose.
After taking two steps in, He Xiao immediately saw a woman in white lying on the couch with her back to him.
He Xiao stepped forward, reached out, and turned the thin shoulders of the woman on the couch.
It was Yan Xi, the woman he thought about day and night.
He Xiao was not an upright gentleman, so how could he control himself when his beloved woman was in his arms?
He Xiao pressed against the woman on the couch, and the room atmosphere became ambiguous.
Outside the Qichun Pavilion, when a little palace maid heard the shameful voices of the man and woman inside, she blushed and left after closing the door.
After the clouds scattered and the rain stopped*, He Xiao regained his clarity.
(the clouds scattered and the rain stopped* – a metaphor for the end of sexual affairs between a man and woman)
He finally got Yanxi. What he didn’t expect was that Yanxi was still so enthusiastic. He planned to ask the Emperor to bestow him a marriage at the Longevity Festival. Now it seemed that there was no need to be so troublesome.
He Xiao calmed down his breath, raised his head, and looked affectionately at the woman below him.
“Why is it you?” He Xiao was shocked.
Beneath He Xiao was Qin Nian, the second young lady of the Right Prime Minister Mansion who was still under the influence.
Qin Nian slowly opened her spring-like eyes, and when she saw the man in front of him, her eyes suddenly opened wide.
However, before the two who were still hugging each other naked recovered from the extreme shock, the door of Qichun Pavilion was pushed open from the outside.
The two quickly separated, pulling the scattered clothes on the couch to cover up the important parts indiscriminately.
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Those who came in were Imperial Concubine Xian and Imperial Concubine Shu who hosted the banquet today.
Imperial Concubine Xian and Imperial Concubine Shu both turned pale.
“Tidy up your clothes, and then tell me what’s going on.” Imperial Concubine Xian stepped out after finishing speaking.
Imperial Concubine Shu glanced at Qin Nian who was in a mess on the couch in shock and disappointment, then turned around and went out.
In the south study room of the front court.
Today was the mid-autumn festival and was a rest day for the courtiers, so there were no Hanlin scholars on duty in the south study room.
Taizi Feng Zhan sat alone in front of a desk, holding a scroll in his hand, but he didn’t read a word for a long time.
Song Zhi suddenly walked in quickly.
“Your Highness, the secret guard came to report that something has happened in the Imperial Garden.”
Feng Zhan got up suddenly, stepped out of the south study room, got on his horse, and galloped away.
Song Zhi didn’t have the privileges to ride a horse in the palace, so he could only walk quickly.
But after a while, His Highness disappeared.
His Highness didn’t even ask what happened…
At Qichun Pavilion, the doors and windows were wide open at this moment, and the sinful smell in the room was almost gone.
Imperial Concubine Xian and Imperial Concubine Shu sat on big chairs separately.
He Xiao with a frosty face and Qin Nian with an unnatural posture stood in front of them.
“Are you unable to distinguish the occasion?” Imperial Concubine Xian’s tone was cold.
Qin Nian’s expression turned pale, and she bowed her head in silence.
He Xiao’s face was livid, he took a deep breath and said: “Miss Qin and I are in love with each other. I drank two more glasses today and couldn’t hold back, so I made Miss Qin…”
Qin Nian looked up at He Xiao in shock, when did she and He Xiao fall in love?
Then she suddenly understood something, Qin Nian was completely disheartened, and her head drooped again.
At this moment, He Xiao and Qin Nian were very clear in their hearts. If the two insisted on being framed for what happened in Qichun Pavilion today, no matter whether they could find out the person who framed them later, Imperial Concubine Xian and Imperial Concubine Shu who hosted the banquet might make the Emperor displeased due to poor supervision. If you are enjoying the novel, please support this translation and get direct access to new releases by reading it at the translator’s original website: https://justforfuntrans.com
Moreover, the Right Prime Minister Mansion and the Ministry of War Minister He Mansion would also blame this matter on Imperial Concubine Xian and Imperial Concubine Shu.
As for He Xiao and Qin Nian, they were caught in such an intolerable state, and neither of them could prove their innocence.
There was no turning back.
Now that the matter had come to this, instead of offending Imperial Concubine Xian and Imperial Concubine Shu, it was better to just go down the monkey* and do her a special favor.
(just go down the monkey* – a common saying, which means to find a step to go down with embarrassment)
Imperial Concubine Xian and Imperial Concubine Shu were both people with experience. Seeing their reactions, they could probably guess what happened today, and there must be something fishy going on.
And He Xiao’s statement and Qin Nian’s silence without protest could be regarded as the two of them still knowledgeable about the current affairs.
“All right, today’s Mid-Autumn night is also the night of appreciating the moon and seeking a partner. I can understand that you young people can’t help it. I will ask His Majesty for a marriage decree for you.” Imperial Concubine Xian said with satisfaction.
Qin Nian raised her head suddenly and quickly hung down in despair. An ugly smirk appeared on her lips, this could only be the result, otherwise what else could it be?
Imperial Concubine Shu looked at Qin Nian disappointedly and sadly. Her always well-behaved niece was originally her favorite candidate for daughter-in-law, but unexpectedly…
Imperial Concubine Shu and Imperial Concubine Xian left together and returned to the banquet.
Inside the Qichun Pavilion.
He Xiao’s expression was furious, he gritted his teeth and said to Qin Nian: “Don’t let me find out that this matter is related to you!”
He Xiao left angrily.
Qin Nian slumped on the cold ground with an ashen face.
Why was it not Shizi Xie? But He Xiao?
Oh, He Xiao…
A well-known dandy in the capital city, wandering around the brothels in Qianshui Promenade all year round. If you are enjoying the novel, please support this translation and get direct access to new releases by reading it at the translator’s original website: https://justforfuntrans.com
Everyone in the circle knew He Xiao’s thoughts on the eldest young lady of the An family of the Grand Scholars Mansion, and he was even often quoted as a joke by the young masters and young ladies of the noble families.
And He Xiao also had a fiancée who was about to get married, Wang Jingyi, the eldest daughter of the Left Prime Minister Mansion.
And what happened today…
How would her father handle it?
What would the Wang family do?
Could she settle for the rest of her life like this?
With He Xiao, a prodigal dandy? Or start in such an unbearable way?
Qin Nian buried her head on her knees, weeping silently.