Empress with no Virtue – Chapter 4
JULY 24, 2015 ~ LAMLAM1990
After coming out from Kun Ning Palace, Ji Wu Jiu’s expression seems better. Compared to yesterday, when the emperor came out from the same place, he was scary. Feng You De initially thought that the emperor really disliked the empress, seems like it might not necessary be the case now.
It is hard to know a man’s thinking… Thought Feng You De…
If Feng You De found out the reason the emperor is happy, is because the empress is unhappy, not sure what he will think next…
At night, Feng You De brought the tray with the name plates of his consorts for him to choose who to serve him tonight. “Your Majesty, kindly flip a name plate”
Glancing through the names, he raised his hands and stopped above “Su Rou Zhi”, however after another thought, he flipped “Fang Liu Yue”.
Feng You De, respectfully retreated and turn to his subordinates to ask them to go to Yao Yue Palace to tell Xian Concubine to prepare to serve the Emperor tonight.
Because Xian Concubine’s name has a “Yue” word, therefore the Yao Yue Palace was bestowed upon her as her living quarters, it is a great honor to receive such a gift from the emperor himself. Not to mention, Ji Wu Jiu and Xian Concubine has another story of their own.
Years back, when Ye Ge Lao wanted to marry off his own granddaughter to Ji Wu Jiu, Ji Wu Jiu found a reason to defer the wedding and wanted to find a empress on his own, not only to take care of his internal palace, but also to reduce the power of Ye Ge Lao. Therefore he looked upon Fang Xiu Qing, although he is not the most powerful in the cabinet, but he still has some people on his side, and ever since his entry, he always has different opinions with Ye Ge Lao.
Therefore, Ji Wu Jiu thought that it would be suitable to choose Fang Xiu Qing’s daughter, and had the intention to make Fang Liu Yue his empress, and thus tested Fang Xiu Qing on the matter. Fang Xiu Qing, has had enough of Ye Ge Lao and of course agreed to the marriage easily.
However, one person did not agree…
Ye Ge Lao, would never allow the emperor and Fang Xiu Qing to work together against him, therefore he got all the ministers to send in reports, with the same sentence. “It will anger the heavens and earth if you do not marry Ye Zhen Zhen”
Then, he also found Taoists to help Ji Wu Jiu and Fang Liu Yue count their compatibility with each other and submitted the reports of “Not Suitable”, “Very Not Suitable”, “Extremely not suitable”..
Another named Taoists also help listed what would happened if they were to get married, and got the signatures of many other monks and Taoists as well, to submit the report to Ji Wu Jiu. Making it the first ever report to be submitted by monks and Taoists straight to the emperor.
After receiving all those reports, it made Ji Wu Jiu very angry, while slamming his table “ If I were really to choose her, don’t tell me that calamities will really happen!”
Coincidently, the next day an earthquake happened at Da Tong, until the capital also felt the shake. This time, even more reports flooded in about the emperor’s decision on the empress, stating their disagreement and ask him to rethink his decision. Suddenly all the ministers appear to be very united in scolding him.
During his daily court meeting, he tried his best to appear to listen to their advices and finally made a statement “ I am sure our gods, will not be so cruel to not let me decide who I want to marry, I have already made my decision final, let’s end it here today”. After that he left the court.
3 days after he made that statement, an eclipse happened.
Though this does not count as a coincident, because the astrology department has already predicted that it would happen and the date have been reported to the emperor. Therefore even though he knows it is not a coincident, the ministers know it is not a coincident, even Ye Ge Lao that old fart knows that is it not a coincident but the mass citizens are not aware about those and this time there was a huge disagreement by the citizens about the emperor’s choice of the future empress. Making most citizens stand by Ye Ge Lao’s side.
Even this type of outcome was not expected by Ye Ge Lao, but since it is good for him, he accepted it with much grace.
Under this much pressure, Ji Wu Jiu had no choice but to let go of his decision to make Fang Liu Yue as the empress, and can only wait for his marriage with Ye Zhen Zhen.
Fang Xiu Qing, was a clever man, he thought that even though his daughter cannot be the main wife, being the small wife is also not too bad. Furthermore Fang Liu Yue is very good in dealing with things, very cautious, kind and gentle, not to mention she was very pretty as well. This type of woman will definitely be treated well by the emperor in the palace. Furthermore, the emperor has already made known that he will work with him, therefore Ji Wu Jiu won’t treat his daughter badly.
Ji Wu Jiu also thought that this idea is acceptable. Therefore on the day he got married to Ye Zhen Zhen, he also brought in Fang Liu Yue.
Therefore Ye Zhen Zhen has always known that her marriage will be a disaster, and still can’t like Ji Wu Jiu. Where else for Ji Wu Jiu, he actually treats Ye Zhen Zhen as Ye Ge Lao’s representative, so how much he hates him, will equal to how much he hates her.
Following this route of thinking, it is not hard to guess what type of feelings Ji Wu Jiu has for Fang Liu Yue.
Of course.. he likes her..
After dinner, and settling some documents, Ji Wu Jiu headed to Yao Yue Palace. Xian Concubine was waiting for him at the entrance, in a white gown slowly fluttering gently with the wind, her long her knotted simply with a jade pin. Tonight the moon was bright, under the moonlight she was beautiful, skin as white as snow, almost like a fairy, making it hard to look away.
Ji Wu Jiu, of course had his fair share of pretty woman, therefore he still can withhold his desires. He walked towards Xian Concubine and held her hands, feeling her cold hands, smilling Ji Wu Jiu said “It’s Cold out here, my beloved concubine didn’t have to come out to receive me, let’s quickly go in to warm up”
Allowing him to guide her in, after Ji Wu Jiu sat down, he pulled Xian Concubine onto his lap, the maid servants and eunuch getting the idea immediately left the chamber.
After some small stalk with Xian Concubine he found out that, she is very gentle and knows what he is thinking, always capable of knowing what he wishes to hear from her. As an emperor Ji Wu Jiu, comes to the inner palace is mostly to release some stress, and if anyone was capable of making him happy, he will also make an effort to say some sweet words.
But, Xian Concubine has a very thin skin, after some sweet words from Ji Wu Jiu, she has turned very red, making her look very tempting. Ji Wu Jiu slowly raised her chin, looking at her quivering pink lips, smirked and approached those lips.
The mood is good, it is time to get down to business…
The next day, Ji Wu Jiu was awoken by Feng You De, Xian Concubine also woke up. She was struggling to get up to help serve the emperor, but feeling weak she fell back to the bed.
Ji Wu Jiu held her down “ Your body is not feeling well, rest more, no need to bother about the others” after that added “ Today you no need to go to Kun Ning Palace to greet the empress as well”.
Xian Concubine looked at him lovingly, He bend down and pecked her forehead “ I will be leaving now, after the morning court I will visit you again”
Xian Concubine slept for a while then woke up, had breakfast, and went to Kun Ning Palace. Although Ji Wu Jiu said she didn’t have to, because she is normally cautious and does not want others to talk about her, and furthermore she can obtain a title of being gentle and benevolence, so why not.
When she reached Kun Ning Palace, the time was just right, the last one to arrive should be none other than Li Concubine.
The moment Li Concubine sat down, Xi Consort said “ Li Concubine Jie – Jie, was there anything that dragged you? I didn’t hear that the Emperor visited you yesterday night..” A lower rank consort heard and nearly laughed out loud, she then tried to cover with her handkerchief.
This two sentence was really powerful, it can make the empress and li concubine lose face, and perhaps make Li Concubine and Xian Concubine to dislike each other as well as make the empress jealous of Xian Concubine as well.
With a sigh, Ye Zhen Zhen thinks that Xi Consort is really a talent.
As expected, Li Concubine got angry, glancing through Xian Concubine saying “ The emperor only wanted to have a taste”
Ye Zhen Zhen held her forehead for a while, this person really is daring to say what she wants. Not to mention that Xian Concubine is the same rank as her, even if it’s a lower rank consort, if to be ridicule by her this way, they are surely to have a grudge against her. People in the palace shouldn’t make so much trouble. But looking Li Concubine it seems that she likes to create more trouble for herself, how lonely must she be.
Ye Zhen Zhen looked at Xian Concubine, seeing that her facial expression remains the same, just that she was clenching onto her clothes, looks like she is patient. Ye Zhen Zhen, thought that this person is ok. Looking towards Li Concubine now she added smilling “ What Li Concubine said was right, the emperor wanted to try something new, but this is also because someone else is not fresh anymore”
With a change of expression, Li Concubine wanted to retort, but Zhuang Consort held on to her sleeve. Looking at the rest, Zhuang Consort added “ Our Empress, surely are a happy go lucky person, but what you said would also make the rest of us unhappy” In another words she was trying to imply that in the many consorts here besides Xian Concubine the rest of us are also not fresh anymore.
“New people got new style of doing things, the old ones has theirs. Accordingly there shouldn’t be any problem whether new or old, whats important is to treat each other well. When one wants to be ahead of others, most of the time their did not receive good endings” Actually Ye Zhen Zhen liked to watch dramas more, but today she was eager to join in because seeing Li Concubine angry was very fun. Zhuang Consort really does not know how to read situation, really dislike this type of talkative person.
Zhuang Consort wanted to add something, Ye Zhen Zhen, though made a gesture and Su Yue brought forward a tray towards Xian Concubine.
Some delicate jewelry and a toad.
This time, the toad is made out of green jade, very high quality with good engravings, good feeling when touched, and if you closed your eyes when touching it, one will surely like it.
Compared to Li Concubine, Xian Concubine received it with grace, and asked her servants to keep it. And because she was very calm, the rest also has nothing to say.
That night, Ji Wu Jiu, flipped Xian Concubines name plate again.
And the next day, Xian Concubine once again received another jade toad.
Until now, does people realized that Ye Zhen Zhen’s previous “ This type of thing, I have plenty, almost no place to put them anymore” was actually a fact and not to anger Li Concubine.
This realization was proven, after two months plus…..