Back from my hiatus

Hello everybody!

I think the last time I properly posted anything on this blog was half a year ago? Yeah, it’s been a really long time. For those of you who have messaged me I’ve already explained why I decided not to update Chu Wang Fei for such a long time, if anyone else wants to know then you’re all free to ask me privately.

On a completely different and more positive note, I’ve decided to continue Chu Wang Fei. Obviously I can’t guarantee that I’ll update consistently but translating is something I like to do in my free time just because it’s a way for me to be creative without too much effort.

I know that some other blogs have taken over the translation of this novel (rosy fantasy has started translating from chapter 55 onwards and sparkling dawn lights is translating snippets – both are doing a wonderful job) but I would like to continue regardless since Chu Wang Fei is one of my all time favorite historical/romance C-novels.

So TL;DR, I’m back (probably temporarily) and am going to continue translating.

Thanks ❤


As a little ‘by the way’, I would like to mention that I’ve received a lot of positive and encouraging comments from a lot of the readers of this blog and I just wanted to say thank you. I don’t think I would be back today translating if I didn’t have the support. However, I’ve also gotten a handful of comments criticising my lack of updates and whatnot and I just wanted to say a few things. Number one, I don’t receive any money for this, I do this as a hobby and not for a living. Two, I’m a college student and I also have jobs + extra-curricular activities which take up the majority of my time. Three, translating c-novels isn’t the first ‘hobby/interest’ on my list when I have free time. I like to hang out with friends, travel, write, and play sport and I only pick up translating when I have no other obligations. I know that this is a lengthy paragraph and may come across as an ‘excuse’ of some sort but I really wanted to reiterate these facts.

I pride myself in prioritisation and as obvious as it may seem, translating c-novels doesn’t take precedence over academics, my college life and my family and friends. It’s purely a hobby, a way for me to express myself creatively and a method for me to improve my language abilities (or lack of)


Chu Wang Fei: Chapter Five


Yun Qian Meng 

Yay! New chapter’s out! I’ll do my best to update more regularly (at least once a month) but I have a lot going on at the moment so I’m not sure if I’ll be able to. I hope you guys enjoy ❤

Yuan zi – courtyard/quarters

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Sort of like this…

Qi Luo Yuan – the name of Yun Qian Meng’s quarters

   “Daddy! Y-you, you are actually helping her!” Yun Ruo Xue’s eyes reddened the moment she heard she was under house arrest and pointed a finger at her sister’s face.

   Yun Qian Meng only looked at the finger and called, “Eunuch Qu!”


   “Did you take a good look at today’s events?” she asked before her father could say a word.

   “Yes young mistress, I will report everything back to the Dowager Empress,” Eunuch Qu served the Dowager Empress, it was no surprise he knew what Yun Qian Meng was planning. Besides, even if Yun Qian Meng didn’t have the Dowager Empress supporting her in the shadows he still would have reported everything regardless – under what circumstances did a child of a concubine possess the right to insult and point her finger at the legitimate daughter of the Estate? Such behaviour was disgraceful and made him look at Yun Xuan Zhi with disapproval.

   “Then I will thank Eunuch Qu,” Yun Qian Meng moved to the side and bowed slightly, showing him respect, “It is getting late and the Dowager Empress will require her people. I will not keep you any longer.”

   “Yes, I understand,” and with that, the eunuch and his entourage made their way back to the palace.

   Once the crowd had thinned out Yun Qian Meng turned to her father, “I’m feeing tired,” she said politely, “and I will go back to my quarters first.”

   “Daddy…” Yun Ruo Xue sidled up to Yun Xuan Zhi the second Yun Qian Meng left with her maidservants, already beginning to slander Yun Qian Meng’s name.

   “Xue’Er,” but before she could begin, she was immediately pulled back by her mother, “don’t be rude. Your father made the right decision.”

Yun Qian Meng had won today’s battle and there was no doubt that Su Qing was even further away from her goal of becoming the official wife now that the eunuch was going to inform the Dowager Empress about today’s events not to mention the crowd of commoners who were still pointing and whispering about her and her daughter. It was clear that Yun Xuan Zhi did what he did to help them both get out of this situation.

But there was one thing she still didn’t understand, how come Yun Qian Meng came back from the palace an entirely different person? She didn’t even leave for that long…

   “Young miss, I’m afraid that the Master’s decision to place Concubine Su and her daughter under house arrest was for their benefit,” Shui’Er piped up as the three of them made their way through the gardens towards Yun Qian Meng’s quarters.

Yun Qian Meng only laughed. If Shui’Er could figure out what her father was doing then how could she not? It was evident that Su Qing and Yun Ruo Xue had heard what had happened in the palace and had come out of the estate which the sole purpose to humiliate her. Nonetheless, they could plan and try to calculate her all they want, there was still no way they would guess that the Yun Qian Meng they once knew of had already disappeared.

   “Dong!” The sound of a wooden bucket hitting the ground stopped them in their steps and before any of them could react, a figure a thrown itself in front of Yun Qian Meng, “Oh! Miss! Young Mistress! What happened? Why are you all bloody?”

Yun Qian Meng looked down to see a girl around fourteen or fifteen clutching her arm. It was Mu Chun, a maidservant her mother had given her when she was still alive but taken away by Su Qing so she could replace Yun Qian Meng’s maidservants with her own people. Instead, Mu Chun was transferred so she could slave away and cut wood all day, a job even the men had trouble with. The job hadn’t treated her way, the girl’s face was waxen, her hair withered and yellowing and her clothes full of patches.

   Yun Qian Meng smiled faintly, “I’m okay,” she reassured the girl, “but you, you’ve thinned out again.”

Yun Qian Meng’s smile completely stopped Mu Chun’s tears, since when was the young miss so optimistic?

   “I’m fine,” she said before realising she might get in trouble for loitering and quickly headed back to pick up the wooden bucket.

   “Hold it,” Yun Qian Meng ordered, “Shui’Er, go and tell the housekeeper that from now on, Mu Chun will be serving me. There will be no need for her to return to the woodcutter’s quarters,” and with that, she turned and continued on walking to her own quarters.

Qi Luo Yuan…

This was a yuan zi located in the north-western corner of the Estate, it had fallen into disrepair with weeds creeping up all over the place and old rooms which were falling apart. The path from the entrance to the main rooms were muddy and grass had covered up the majority of the footpaths. If it wasn’t for Mu Chun who routinely did her best to maintain the place then she wouldn’t even be able to make it to her room.

   “Miss, I’m so sorry-” Mu Chun was about to explain the state of the courtyard before being cut off by Yun Qian Meng.

   “There’s no need to be sorry. We will wait for the housekeeper to come and sort this out for us, all of you can help me get changed first,” then she turned to Shui’Er, “go to my father’s study and ask him to come here once the housekeeper has arrived.”


But one seriously had to compliment the housekeeper. Yun Qian Meng had waited over half an hour before she heard the footsteps of the retainers approaching her quarters…

   “This servant greets the young mistress!” The housekeeper was careful to treat Yun Qian Meng carefully after witnessing today’s events but he still raised his head a little bit to shoot a glare at Mu Chun.

   “Why is the housekeeper visiting my Qi Luo Yuan?” Yun Qian Meng asked, slowly lifting the tea set in front of her and taking a sip of water.

   “This servant heard that the young miss wanted Mu Chun to serve her, however this maidservant was moved by the Mistress so I think it may not be a good idea…”

   Yun Qian Meng simply lowered the cup and smiled at the housekeeper, “Mistress? Hmm, perhaps the housekeeper is talking about Concubine Su? See, this is something I simply don’t understand, why are all the servants in the Estate calling a mere concubine the mistress of the Estate? The legitimate wife of the Prime Minister?”


Hey guys, I know it’s been a while since my last update for Chu Wang Fei but a lot has happened in the past few months with friends, family, and so on. I’ve been trying to get my life sorted out and I just didn’t have the time to work on the translations. I actually had quite a few chapters completed but as you guys know, my computer messed up my files ended up deleted; because of that (amongst other issues) I lost the motivation to continue translating as I didn’t want to rewrite the already translated sections. Fortunately for me, things are slowly starting to get better so I’ll be able to start translating again!

I’m so grateful that a lot people love this novel as much as I do and I apologise for the few months of hiatus. I’ve gotten quite a few messages criticising my absence and whilst I understand the frustration of wanting to read more (but not getting more) I would like to mention that translating c-novels is only a hobby for me, something that I love to do in my free time but doesn’t take precedence over a lot of other things which must be done. I tried my best to reproduce the chapters lost in the little time I had free each day but it’s been taking longer than I expected, especially as I ended up overseas for a while for work and school. On a happier note, I’ve also received a lot of comments and messages supporting my translations and asking whether or not I’ve been well so thank you so much for that!

The next chapter will be out sometime this month or early May.

New Projects!!!

‘Chu Wang Fei’ is obviously an incredibly long novel and I intend to translate it from beginning to end (and summarize the slightly boring sections in the middle); I’m not sure when I’ll be able to finish the whole book since I have to juggle a lot of other things aside from translating. Translating is only a past time for me and something I’m doing for my own benefit; I had actually translated a lot of ‘Chu Wang Fei’ before my computer broke down on me so I’m finding it a bit difficult to go over the sections I’ve already translated. Therefore, I’ve also decided to start working on ‘The Tang Dynasty’s Female Forensic Investigator’ and ‘Just One Smile is Very Alluring’ whilst I slowly build up on the chapters of ‘Chu Wang Fei’. If you’ve read my recommendations/reviews page then you should already know that I love love love the ‘Female Forensic Investigator’, even more so than ‘Chu Wang Fei’. I’m only thinking about translating some of my favorite scenes (though I would like to translate the entire thing once I have the time). As for ‘Just One Smile is Very Alluring’, I think it would be fun to translate since it’s significantly shorter than a lot of other novels I’ve read and also quite lighthearted. I’ll definitely be translating the whole of ‘Just One Smile is Very Alluring’ without any summaries since it is, as I’ve mentioned quite short.

Also a slight update, I won’t be able to update frequently for the first three or so months of next year since I’m going to be travelling a lot so please don’t mind if I disappear for weeks or months at a time.

[UPDATE: It has come to my attention that another blog has already started translating 微微一笑很倾城, I know that quite a few people are fans of Gu Man so please check it out here!! I’ll probably pick up another translation project and if you have any recommendations please comment below!]




Chu Wang Fei: Chapter Four

yun ruo xue

Yun Ruo Xue, Yun Qian Meng’s younger sister. 

Finally!!!!!!!! A new chapter is out! I was originally planning on making a really short summary but thought that it was probably better to lengthen it in order for everyone to get a better idea of what Yun Qian Meng’s family is like.


Pai – sort of like a medallion showing that you are part of a particular family. The ‘jin pai’ (i.e. gold pai) is something possessed by all important members of the Imperial Family and represents the imperial power itself. So for example, if Yun Qian Meng present the ‘jin pai’, it’s like the Dowager Empress is present at the scene herself.

Shu Nv – the ‘illegitimate daughter’; her mother isn’t the legal wife of the husband

Shu born – born ‘illegitimately’


The Emperor sighs as he looks at Chen Wang and the nonchalant Yun Qian Meng who stands beside him before agreeing to their request.

He then dismisses the Dowager Empress and Yun Qian Meng from the hall in order to continue with official business. Whilst the Dowager Empress is dissatisfied with her niece breaking off the engagement without consulting her first, she is unable to protest or say anything else since the Emperor had already given out his edict and leaves as he has asked.

However, right before they exist the Jin Luan Dian, the Dowager Empress pauses in front of Chu Fei Yang where she glares at him for a few moments. Chu Fei Yang simply smiles at her, disregarding her threatening aura and instead turns his attention towards Yun Qian Meng who blatantly ignores him.

“Dowager Empress, chen still has some business and must leave first,” right after leaving the hall, Chen Wang excuses himself, but not before staring at Yun Qian Meng and trying to see through her façade.


Just as the Dowager Empress is about to lecture Yun Qian Meng about the events which had occurred within the hall, Yun Qian Meng speaks out and asks, “Dowager Empress, could you please give me face and let Qiu Lian go?”

With that simple request, the Dowager Empress has no choice but to redirect her anger at Yun Xuan Zhi as she believes that Yun Qian Meng is asking for the maidservant’s forgiveness because she’s afraid of her father. Worried about her niece’s welfare, she hands her gold pai to Bing’Er, telling her to use it in case Yun Qian Meng ever finds herself in a tight situation.


At this point, Su Qin and her daughter, Yun Ruo Xue, are waiting gleefully at home. Both of them believe that after being rejected within the Imperial Palace, Yun Qian Meng will become the butt of everybody’s jokes. Although they aren’t quite sure whether or not Yun Qian Meng is still alive, they know that it won’t matter since ther’s no way Yun Qian Meng will ever be able to marry a decent man again.

Instead of seeing their home sedan, they see the Dowager Empress’ sedan pull up outside of the front door instead. Yun Ruo Xue rushes towards to door as she sees her elder sister being helped out.

“Jie Jie,” she calls out loudly, “what happened to you? Perhaps you did not go to the palace to eat and drink and have fun? After all, how could you end up like this if you did go for those purposes?”

A crowd forms outside of the estate and Yun Qian Meng slowly turns around to face Yun Ruo Xue with a smile, “and since when did Xiang Fu’s Shu Nv have the right to directly talk to me without greeting me first? Perhaps this is what concubine Su has been teaching her daughter all this time? My sister dares make a scene right outside our front door, does she not care for Father’s political appearance?”

Su Qin is stunned for a moment by Yun Qian Meng’s comeback and listens as the crowd points at both her and her daughter.

Yun Ruo Xue wants to retaliate but gets scared when she sees the dark look Yun Qian Meng has in her eyes; but when her eyes fall on the Dowager Empress’ sedan she can’t help but rebut, “did Jie Jie damage her head when she hit the pillar? Or maybe it is because Jie Jie suddenly has the Dowager Empress’ support that you believe you can treat all those who are shu born like this? Ruo Xue completely understands, Jie Jie looks down upon us but Jie Jie, everybody has already heard of today’s events. How can Jie Jie still have the face to return home? Are you not afraid of ruining Xiang Fu’s appearance?”

Su Qin also walks forward to help her daughter, “yes, why is the eldest Miss angry? It was Chen Wang who broke off the engagement; it has nothing to do with us so there’s no need for you to get angry at those who have done nothing wrong. Perhaps you see us as weak? People who are easy to bully?”

“Shut your mouth!” Yun Xuan Zhi, who had just arrived outside the door, gets angry at the mother and daughter when he hears the things they are calling out in broad daylight in front of the common people who had all gathered to watch the show.

Seeing Yun Xuan Zhi approach, Yun Qian Meng starts tearing up and begins to cry.

“Father, Meng’Er understands, Meng’Er does not have a mother to protect her and within the vast Xiang Fu, the concubine does not take Meng’Er seriously and looks down upon me. They all want to kick me out of Xiang Fu! Father, if this mansion has no place for Meng’Er then Meng’Er will go to the Dowager Empress’ palace, at least the Dowager Empress still has room for Meng’Er.”

Su Qin and Yun Ruo Xue are startled by the things that come out of Yun Qian Meng’s mouth and upon hearing Yun Qian Meng bring out the Dowager Empress name, Yun Xuan Zhi gets angry at Su Qin and says before his concubine can defend himself, “Concubine Su, you, as a woman of the family, have exited the house without my permission. Thus, you are to be confined for ten days. As for Yun Ruo Xue who has disrespected her elder sister, you are to be confined for half a month!”


The next chapter will be out in a few days! If there was anything that was sort of unclear within this chapter then please comment below and I’ll add a really really quick and short summary/explanation.

Recommendations/Reviews [INCOMPLETE]

Here is an incomplete list of some of the c-novels I read  in the past. I have a thing for keeping a list of all the books, movies, and places of been because I feel like it’s something that would be nice to look over every now and to remind myself that I have too much time on my hands. Anyways, I’ll be updating the list throughout the year/years so keep an eye out if you ever run out of things to do. I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to figure out the rating system yourself so I won’t say anything further about that (some of the novels still haven’t been rated yet since I still have no idea how I feel about them).

I’ll include all links to the novels, the summaries on Shusheng Bar and audiobooks if available and when I have more time.

[Note: the reviews are simply my own opinion and what I think/thought about the novels. I would still recommend checking out the summary of each book and reading it for yourself if you think you’ll enjoy it.]

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Chu Wang Fei: Chapter Three

chu fei yang


Our beautiful Chu Fei Yang ❤ 

Chen – another way to say ‘I’, used by government officials

Wei chen – another way to say ‘I’, used by government officials

Ya tou – another way to say ‘girl’, it’s used affectionately in this case

Di Nv – the daughter of the official wife, the ‘legitimate child’. The daughter of a concubine will be termed ‘Shu Nv’

Ben Wang – another way to say ‘I’, used by a ‘Wang’

“Okay,” unexpectedly, the Dowager Empress immediately agreed to Yun Qian Meng’s request, however when her eyes swept over Yun Qian Meng’s injuries she added, “But you must remember, you must not rashly seek your own death!”

Hearing the warning buried within the Dowager Empress’ caring words, Yun Qian Meng slightly bowed her head and steadily replied, “Yes.”

“Prime Minister Yun shall also come with ai jia, you are Meng’Er’s father!” The Dowager Empress then turned to Yun Xuan Zhi, her bright eyes blaming him for not caring for his own daughter.

Detecting the Dowager Empress’ dissatisfaction with him, Yun Xuan Zhi lifted his eyes and glanced over at Yun Qian Meng before saying respectfully, “Chen will listen to the Dowager Empress’ orders.”


The group of people led by the Dowager Empress slowly headed towards Jin Luan Dian.

The Dowager Empress took in consideration of Yun Qian Meng’s injuries and purposefully slowed down the pace thus giving Yun Qian Meng some extra time to clear her head and familiarize herself with the environment.

“Wei chen pays respect to the Dowager Empress! Oh…what exactly happened to Miss Yun? Why is she covered in blood?”

Just as Yun Qian Meng was sorting the information in her mind, a voice travelled to them from the front.

The joking tone made everybody stop in their steps.

“What is Prime Minister Chu doing here?” hearing someone make fun of Yun Qian Meng’s appearance, the Dowager Empress’ face instantly darkened, her voice containing a trace of annoyance.

Yun Xuan Zhi’s face was ashen and his firmly pressed lips revealed his anger.

Yun Qian Meng slowly raised her head, looking past the Dowager Empress and at the man standing at the entrance of the Jin Luan Dian. He had a slight smile playing on his lips and the dark purple robe revealed his status as the highest ranking official of the Imperial Court. His tall figure and orderly appearance accentuated his noble exterior. His eyebrows looked as if they were painted on by black ink, his face was like the petal of a blossom and his eyes looked like autumn ripples. The smile he used when looking at the crowd brought out his handsomeness and made him stand out even more as compared to the cold and aloof Chen Wang.

The Dowager Empress also addressed him as Prime Minister Chu so it appeared that this man was Xi Chu Kingdom’s famous Left Prime Minister, Chu Fei Yang.

“Dowager Empress, chen has affairs to consult the Emperor and coincidentally met with the Dowager Empress,” even though he replied to the Dowager Empress’ question, Chu Fei Yang’s eyes pierced through the crowd and looked straight at Yun Qian Meng.

Except when those smiling eyes scanned over Yun Qian Meng’s calm and confident demeanor Chu Fei Yang couldn’t help but be surprised. Yun Qian Meng was staring straight back at him, measuring him from head to toe…

He quickly replaced his surprise with a smile before personally opening the portiere to allow the Dowager Empress into the hall.

Although Chu Fei Yang’s actions irritated the Dowager Empress, she could do nothing but follow him as the eunuch had already reported their arrival.

“Empress Mother, why did you personally come?” Yu Gan Di was incredibly respectful towards the Dowager Empress and stood up to greet her.

When Chen Wang, who was standing on the side saw Yun Qian Meng, the disgust in his eyes suddenly flared up.

This time, Yun Qian Meng’s eyes did not redden from his hostility and she simply followed the Dowager Empress into the hall.

As they walked in, the thick smell of blood washed over them and their sights naturally rested on the red long pan column. Even though somebody had cleaned it up, there was still blood splattered on the floor around it. Even the incense couldn’t completely cover the smell.

And that Chen Wang with his cold face…when Yun Qian Meng saw how much he detested her, she too began to feel angry.

To Chen Wang, the human life must seem like nothing. Although she didn’t agree with the previous Yun Qian Meng’s actions and found her cowardly nature disdainful she accepted that she was only a pitiful young girl who had grown up without a mother in a hostile environment.

Yun Qian Meng greeted the Emperor along with everyone else and simply stood to one side, completely ignoring Chen Wang.

“I am here for Meng ya tou’s situation of course! Chen Wang, Meng ya tou is Xiang Fu’s di nv and she is ai jia’s niece. What are you not satisfied with?” (basically, Yun Qian Meng is the legitimate daughter of the Yun family and also my niece, how could you not be satisfied)

After seeing Chen Wang’s icy face, the Dowager Empress began to angrily interrogate Chen Wang.

The Dowager Empress’ words caused Yun Qian Meng to frown but she pretended to be infatuated with Chen Wang and began to murmur, “Wang Ye…”

Her behavior made the frost in Chen Wang’s eyes to completely creep up and he said without any mercy, “Ben wang has already said, I will never wed you in this life, pack up your wild wishes!”

“Is Wang Ye serious?” Yun Qian Meng asked calmly.

“Most definitely!” although he didn’t understand why Yun Qian Meng was changing faces so quickly, he replied without any hesitation as soon as he thought of her weak appearance.

“Then we can do whatever Chen Wang wishes to!”

Right after Chen Wang’s words hit the floor; Yun Qian Meng opened her mouth and said those few words. Her cold voice stunned everyone in the hall.

Even though the injuries on Yun Qian Meng’s head robbed away some of her beauty, her confidence and her neither haughty nor humble expression was something no one had ever seen before. What made them even more stupefied was that the current Yun Qian Meng looked as if she had been completely reborn and she now let off a stunning aura.

“What makes you think that ben wang would fall for your act?” The sound of Chen Wang’s mocking laughter and insult broke the peace. (He’s assuming that she’s pretending she’s doesn’t like him anymore so he’ll be interested in her)

Yun Qian Meng simply laughed in reply before bowing down in front of the Emperor, “will the Emperor please give an edict and break off the engagement between Chen Wang and I.”

Not a single person thought that Yun Qian Meng was being serious about breaking off the engagement; all of them had thought that she was only saying what she had said because she was angry but now that she was personally asking for an edict…

“Meng’Er, do not speak nonsense! Ai jia will take responsibility for you, how could you decide on something as important as this on your own?”

The Dowager Empress was the first to speak. She looked at Yun Qian Meng as if warning her and pressed down on her shoulder with a hand, indirectly telling her to shut her mouth.

“Meng’Er thanks the Dowager Empress for her consideration. However, Chen Wang does not care for me so why must I force him to do something he is unwilling to do? Even if Meng’Er marries Chen Wang we will never achieve true happiness. Since the Dowager Empress cares for Meng’Er I believe that the Dowager Empress is also unwilling to see Meng’Er unhappy.”

Yun Qian Meng pretended she did not feel the messages the Dowager Empress was trying to send to her and instead made it impossible for the Dowager Empress to immediately retaliate.

Only then did Chen Wang realize that he had been calculated by the girl. Right now, he clearly saw the calm in her eyes. There was no more infatuation and love for him in there and this made him feel displeased with the current situation. Only a few moments ago she was willing to kill herself for him but why does she not care at all now?

“Yun Qian Meng, you…” Chen Wang had just started speaking but was immediately cut off by the man beside him.

“Emperor, since both Chen Wang and Miss Yun are willing to break off the engagement then the Emperor should accept and save the world from another unhappy couple,” the silent Chu Fei Yang opened his mouth unexpectedly, instantly drawing a hateful look from Chen Wang.

How could a simple Prime Minister trifle in a Wang’s marriage? However, this engagement was something he originally did not want; if he wanted to keep Yun Qian Meng now then he may as well be slapping himself in the face.

Just as Chen Wang had his brows furrowed, Yun Qian Meng opened her mouth once again, “Will the Emperor and Dowager Empress please look upon Meng’Er’s mother’s early death and allow for Meng’Er to make this decision for herself.”

Seeing Yun Qian Meng’s determination, the Emperor exchanged a look with the Dowager Empress pondered for a moment before regretfully saying, “If it is like this then let it so be it.”

Basically, Chu Fei Yang was making fun of Yun Qian Meng in the beginning. He clearly knows of what happened in the Jin Luan Dian but thought of the events as amusing.

Yun Qian Meng makes Chen Wang reiterate his dislike for her and his intention to break off the engagement so she could personally ask the Emperor for an edict in case Chen Wang changes her mind.

The Dowager Empress doesn’t want Yun Qian Meng to break off the engagement as she wants Yun Qian Meng to marry Chen Wang is because it would increase her own standing and power within the Imperial Palace.

This will be the last chapter I’ll fully translate for a while. I’ll do my best to translate the summaries as quick as possible so we can get to the interesting chapters (around chapter 50 and onwards I think).

Chu Wang Fei: Chapter Two



The awakening of our beautiful protagonist ❤

Jie jie – sister, can be used on any female who is slightly older than you

Nu bi – another way of saying ‘I’, used by female servants. It’s like saying ‘this servant…’

Ai jia – another way of saying ‘I’, used by a widowed empress

Zhang zui – slapping/boxing someone’s face

‘Er – used affectionately by adding it to the end of someone’s name

When Yun Meng managed to open her eyes, the first thing she saw was a sea of red. Not to mention the action made her head hurt even more than it already did. Through her hazy eyesight, she realized she was lying in an ancient looking room. A faint hint of blood mixed with incense floated around.

The last thing Yun Meng remembered before waking up was that she was completing a mission and was searching for a drug trafficker with her comrades from the police force…so why was she lying here?

Her injured head throbbed over and over again and suddenly, an endless stream of images began to rapidly flash through her mind.

The original owner of this body was called Yun Qian Meng and she was the Di Nv of Xi Chu Kindom’s Right Prime Minister, Yun Xuan Zhi. Her birth mother had passed away from an illness when she only a month old and now one of her father’s concubines, Su Qin, looked after You Xiang Fu. After the death of her mother, Yun Qian Meng was constantly bullied by the concubines and her sisters because of her introverted and timid personality.

Fortunately enough, the Dowager Empress was her aunt and it was her who betrothed the infant Yun Qian Meng to Chen Wang. Unfortunately, she did not realize that Chen Wang was unsatisfied with the arrangement…thus leading to today’s events.

The clips in her mind stopped flashing right after Yun Qian Meng threw herself at the pillar. The memory of the pain increased her headache and she couldn’t help but let out a tiny sigh.


A frightened scream followed Yun Qian Meng’s awakening followed by the sound of someone falling over.

“What is it? What happened?” Another voice asked angrily.

“Qiu Lian Jie Jie…young mistress isn’t…she isn’t…dead…” the frightened girl quickly bowed towards the maid who entered the room, softly speaking into her ear. When she reached the word ‘dead’, her voice became even softer.

Qiu Lian’s eyes widened, “what?” she asked with disbelief, staring at the girl lying on the bed. Yun Qian Meng, however, didn’t move a single inch, causing the suspicion in Qiu Lian’s eyes to deepen.

“Jie Jie, I’m telling the truth! Nu bi would never tell a lie!” the small maidservant gathered the courage to walk towards the bed, pointing at the sleeping girl.

A complex expression flashed across Qiu Lian’s eyes and she quickly hurried over to the bed. She looked sharply at the little maid beside her before directing her stare at Yun Qian Meng who had only closed her eyes to recuperate. Slowly and uncertainly, she raised a hand in front of the girl’s nose.

Yun Qian Meng’s steady breathing caused the Qiu Lian to feel nervous. She repeatedly asked herself the same question over and over again, how could a dead person be alive? Not to mention she had just reported the confirmed death of miss to the Dowager Empress, what was she going to do now that she was well and truly alive?

Qiu Lian’s eyes rested on the sleeping Yun Qian Meng and she slowly reached forward to grab the quilt, gently and carefully bringing it over Yun Qian Meng’s head.

Yun Qian Meng, who was only pretending to sleep, curled her hands into fists when she sensed the danger. Just as the quilt was about to cover her nose, she opened her eyes and used her hand to block Qiu Lian’s motions.

“Young…young miss…” Qiu Lian called out guiltily, unable to recover from Yun Qian Meng’s sudden revival.

Yun Meng calmly took in Qiu Lian’s guilty expression and quickly searched her mind for any information of this girl.

Qiu Lian was given to her by Su Qing. After she came to serve her though, three of the four maidservants her mother left her had incidents. Some passed away and some left. Even though Qiu Lian treated her with disrespect and took control of her monthly allowance Yun Qian Meng didn’t say anything because she was afraid of Su Qin.

But from Qiu Lian’s threatening aura, Yun Meng could deduce that this girl had just tried to kill her, otherwise she wouldn’t cover a breathing person’s head with the quilt, nor would she show such an expression when Yun Meng woke up.

Yun Meng withdrew her sharp aura and sat up with the help from the little maidservant, “how long have I been unconscious for?”

The Qiu Lian right now had already covered up her guilty expression but she couldn’t help but think back to the cold look Yun Qian Meng gave her when she just woke up causing her to wonder if she had discovered her intentions.

“Young miss lost a lot of blood; you have been unconscious for an hour! We can only be thankful that Madam has been protecting miss from the heavens,” at that moment, some of the Dowager Empress’ maids walked in. Qiu Lian quickly covered Yun Qian Meng with the quilt before replying with choked sobs.

Yun Meng couldn’t help but laugh coldly when she saw Qiu Lian’s expression change within such a short amount of time.Nonetheless, she maintained her weak appearance and lifted a single hand up to point at the round table in the front room, “Qiu Lian, go pour me a cup of water. I am thirsty.”

Then exhausted, she closed her eyes and began to recuperate from her injury again.

Seeing the palace maids run out of the room to report the current situation to the Dowager Empress, Qiu Lian could no longer continue her attempts to kill Yun Qian Meng and could only listen to her orders and pour her a cup of water. When she returned to the bed, she discovered the miss had fallen back to sleep again. Since a lot of the palace maids had begun to look their way, Qiu Lian could only stand next to the bed and wait for Yun Qian Meng to wake up.

After half an hour, Qiu Lian felt her hands go numb and her feet throb with pain. Her originally calm eyes were now clouded with anger.

Yun Meng waited for the dizziness to subside before opening her eyes, only to get a good look at Qiu Lian’s impatient expression. The corner of her lips couldn’t help but lift to form and incredibly faint smile.

Raising her jade-like hand, she said, “you must be tired, you can give it to me now.”

Qiu Lian was incredibly desperate to pass the cup since it felt as if it weighed a ton. So with a face full of fury, she handed over the cup and stuffed it into Yun Qian Meng’s hands without looking.


Yun Qian Meng’s hands didn’t have any strength left and Qiu Lian let go of the cup early leaving the lukewarm water to splash all over Yun Qian Meng’s hands and the exquisite tea set to shatter into pieces on the ground.

“How dare you!”

A threatening voice came in through the door. The servants, recognizing the voice, all knelt respectfully except for Qiu Lian who still hadn’t come back to her senses and remained immobile.

“Dowager Empress…”

Yun Qian Meng made a move to get onto the ground and greet the Dowager Empress like everyone else but was stopped by her weak body. It didn’t take long for her to give up and lean against the pillar of the bed, looking apologetically at the Dowager Empress.

“This child, how could you be so narrow-minded? Shui’Er, Bing’Er, hurry and help your mistress lie down!” The Dowager Empress personally helped Yun Qian Meng up before turning her attention to the kneeling Qiu Lian in the corner.

“You are Qiu Lan?” even though it was a question, the Dowager Empress’s tone was definite.

“Yes,” from the corner of her eye, Qiu Lian recognized the edge of the robe belonging to the person standing behind the Dowager Empress. Her reply instantly became more confident and she even raised her head without the Dowager Empress’ permission.

The Dowager Empress seemed resolved to teach Qiu Lian a lesson and called out, “Somebody, zhang zui! She dares to not refer to herself as nu bi when ai jia questions her!”

Before Qiu Lian could react, the Dowager Empress’ elder maids had walked forth and began to carry out the Empress’ orders.

“Please do not be angry Dowager Empress, nu bi was wrong! Please save me!”

After being slapped, Qiu Lian suddenly felt afraid. She realized the man wasn’t going to say anything to help her so she could only lower her pride and bow her head towards the Dowager Empress over and over again.

But Qiu Lian’s cries for forgiveness only lit up the Dowager Empress’ suppressed anger and she called forth the imperial bodyguards with a wave of her hand.

“Hmph, you dare beg for forgiveness? You even act so boldly in front of ai jia, who knows how you treat Meng’Er! If ai jia did not hurry, the tea set would have fallen on Meng’Er no? You must have eaten a bear’s heart and a leopard’s gall to be so fearless. Somebody, come drag this woman out and lock her up. Ai jia will settle the debts afterwards!”

When the room had finally quieted down, the Dowager Empress turned to look at the middle aged man standing behind her.

Her tone was threatening, “Prime Minister Yun will not resent ai jia for giving your maidservant a lesson?”

Yun Xuan Zhi bowed before the Dowager Empress, “the Dowager Empress may dispose of her however she wishes to!” he dare not offend the Dowager Empress for a simple maid.

“Dowager Empress!” a weak call suddenly diverted the Dowager Empress’ attention. Yun Qian Meng had allowed Shui’Er and Bing’Er to help her up so she could bow down deeply before the Dowager Empress.

The coldness in the Dowager Empress’ eyes vanished in an instant and was replaced with heartache for Yun Qian Meng.

“What are you doing? Hurry and lie down! If you have anything to say you must wait until your injuries have healed!” The Dowager Empress personally raised her handkerchief and gently wiped off the blood from Yun Qian Meng’s right eye.

“The Dowager Empress cares for Meng’Er and this is Meng’Er’s fortune! However, Meng’Er has something she would like to ask of the Dowager Empress and wishes for the Dowager Empress to agree.”

Yun Qian Meng knelt down and refused to move no matter how hard Shui’Er and Bing’E tried to help her back up.

Seeing how stubborn Yun Qian Meng was, Yun Xuan Zhi couldn’t help but frown.

“Whatever next? What you did before already lost face for the Yun family and now you dare threaten the Dowager Empress? You…”

However, Yun Qian Meng did not wait for Yun Xuan Zhi to finish and opened her mouth first.

“Meng’Er would like to go to the grand hall.”

I rarely proofread through my translations because I’m super lazy but I’ll start looking over them after I release 5-10 chapters so please ignore the mistakes for now! I’ll be releasing chapter 3 later today to make up for the lack of action in chapter 2.