No of Episode: 31
Author: 米兰lady (Milan Lady)
Multiple Voices: 太太子, 沐笙然 (Tai Tai Zhi, Mu Sheng Ran)
There are two stories in this book. The first story is about Fu Bo and Shen Yang Jun. The second story is about their son, Xi Tun and how he conquered the other countries. Both stories ended sadly. In ancient times, women used as gifts and tools for the man to meet their ambition. I am really glad that I live in a modern world.
FL (Fu Bo) was only 10 years old when she first met ML (Shen Yang Jun/Gong Zi Ping Yi) who was 17 years old. FL and her father (Chen Yang) went to the palace to treat ML’s mother, the beloved consort of the Emperor. The second time FL and ML met was a few years later. ML got poisoned and went to You Huang Shan to seek treatment from Chen Yang. FL has grown into a beautiful young woman. Both fell in love and ML promised to marry FL. During one of their meetings, they bumped into Xuan Lian (ML’s stepbrother and Emperor). ML did not marry FL as promised. FL received an imperial edict to enter the palace as the Emperor’s consort.
FL did not love the Emperor despite how he tries to make her happy. FL got very sick and went to stay in another mansion outside the palace to recuperate. ML visited FL and they started an illicit affair. One day, FL sent a message to ML to ask him to decide on their future. ML gave a disappointing answer to FL. ML married a princess from the Qi Country. FL was already pregnant with ML’s child but since ML has no intention to take her away, FL plotted to get back to the palace.
FL faked that she conceived the child before she left the palace. FL then used the drug to induce her labour earlier. FL got to know from the Emperor that he had once asked ML whether he has intended to marry FL but ML said no. FL changed after that. FL often opposed ML’s opinion when the Emperor discussed a country matter with her.
One day, Chen Yang visited FL at the palace and suggested FL leave the palace after he sensed that his daughter was not happy. The Emperor overheard their conversation and instructed his staff to kill Chen Yang. Ever since the death of her father, FL stopped talking. During a party, the emperor asked ML to find Chen Yang’s killer. During FL’s birthday party, ML brought a skull as her birthday gift. ML claimed that the head belongs to the killer of Chen Yang. The killer was the Emperor’s secret guard. FL denied it and said that the killer actually came from Qi country.
After the Empress passed away, the Emperor did not promote FL as the next Empress or appoint her son, Zi Tun as the crown prince. Zi Tun ascended the throne after the Emperor passed away as he was the only heir of the Emperor. FL was actually governing the country behind the scene. Until one day, Zi Tun invited ML to help him. FL took a back seat after that. ML guided Zi Tun but indirectly he took away Zi Tun’s innocent and made him an ambitious man.
Zi Tun sacrificed one of his sisters (Sang Luo) and then realised that it was a plan by ML to conquer the Qi Country. Zi Tun got very angry after he heard Sang Luo killed herself and confronted ML his real intention. ML revealed indirectly that he did everything because Zi Tun related to him. Zi Tun got to know at last that ML was his biological father. At the end of the story, Zi Tun got rid of ML. According to history, Zi Tun became a powerful king during the Warring States.
Zi Tun had changed after Shen Yang Jun (his biological father) died. He married Qi Jia, a princess from the Ning Country as his Empress. They looked like a beloved couple but everything changed after Shen Yang Jun died.
Wan Yu is the 7th princess from Shen Country. Wang Yu’s mother was a slave hence even though Wan Yu is a princess, she was not treated like one. Shen country had sent 3rd princess to Chu Country to marry Zi Tun before. No one knows how 3rd princess died. Wan Yu was the second princess, the Shen Emperor sent to Chu Country as Zi Tun’s new concubine. Wan Yu got bullied by other consorts in Chu Country but became good friends with Empress Qi Xia.
The Shen crown prince got house arrest in Chu Country when he came over for 3rd princess funeral. Even though Wan Yu did not meet Xi Tun personally, she saw how Xi Tun treated Empress Qi Jia. Wan Yu likes Empress Qi Jia a lot hence she even rejected to serve Xi Tun when Xi Tun finally noticed her. Xi Tun gave up asking for Wan Yun after a few times.
One day, Wan Yu went to visit her brother Yin Xuan (Shen Crown Prince) with Empress Qi Jia. Yin Xuan and Empress Qi Jia debated on governance and politics. Yin Xuan fell in love with Empress Qi Jia. Wan Yu gave Yin Xuan a zither. Meng Xiao Wei, another Xi Tun’s concubine accused Empress Qi Jia of having an affair with Yin Xuan. Meng Xiao Wei claimed that Empress Qi Jia used Wan Yu to give the zither to Yin Xuan. When Zi Tun heard the rumour, he went to see Yin Xuan. Yin Xuan admitted that he likes Qi Jia but was only one-sided. Yin Xuan said Qi Jia refused to leave and preferred to stay on as Zi Tun’s Empress. Qi Jia went to the Empress Dowager for help. Empress Dowager agreed after she investigated the accusation. Empress Dowagers advised Empress Qi Jia to resolve her problem with Zi Tun.
Empress Qi Jia went back to the palace to see Zi Tun. Zi Tun said he has released Yin Xuan. Zi Tun and Empress Qi Jia made peace after a few years of cold war between them. Meng Xiao Wei did not get punished but Madam Rong got punished instead. It was Madam Rong’s servant who went to tell Zi Tun of Empress Qi Jia and Yin Xuan. Madam Rong just gave birth to a baby girl. Madam Rong killed herself after she got sent to the cold palace. Wan Yu adopted the orphan princess. Empress Qi Jia named the princess Han Bi.
Wan Yu spent a lot of time feeding the swallow in the palace resided by the past Princess Sang Luo. Empress Qi Jia and Xi Tun got into an argument. One day, Zi Tun went to Sang Luo’s palace and saw Wan Yu. Zi Tun finds Wan Yu very different and innocent. Zi Tun started to spend his nights with Wan Yu.
Qi Jia went to see Zi Tun following the Empress Dowager’s advice. Instead of making up, Qi Jia got into another argument with Zi Tun. Empress Qi Jia admitted that she stole the weapon diagram and gave them to her brother. Actually, Qi Jia wanted to tell Zi Tun about her pregnancy. Qi Jia’s maid could not understand why Qi Jia lied to Zi Tun. Zi Tun heard about her pregnancy from the royal physician.
Qi Jia lost her baby. Empress Dowager investigated and found out that Meng Xiao Wei had instructed the servant to swap Qi Jia’s medication. When Wan Yu heard that Qi Jia died, she broke down and asked for punishment. Wan Yu confessed what she did. The real mastermind behind the scene was Wan Yu. Wan Yu did not want Qi Jia to have a child with Zi Tun. It was not because she was jealous of Qi Jia but she loves Qi Jia until she was not willing to share her with anyone. When Zi Tun heard that, he walked away in disappointment.
Qi Jia did not die. She told Wan Yu that she does not want to see her ever again. Qi Jia asked Empress Dowager to spare Wan Yu’s life. Meng Xiao Wei punished with death. Wan Yu was found pregnant. One day, Wan Yu begged to speak with Qi Jia. Wan Yu asked Qi Jia to bring up her child as her own to make amends for what she did. Qi Jia did not say anything. Empress Dowager agreed on Qi Jia’s behalf.