No of Episodes: 7
Author: 大大见谅 (Dà Dà Jiàn Liàng)
Female Voice: 冷颜倾城 (Lěng Yán Qīng Chéng)
FL (Xie Tang Hua) married ML (Li Huan Yu) when he was a crown prince. It was a love at sight for FL when she saw ML on their wedding night. 7 days after the wedding, ML went on a mission to Yong Zhou. ML did not allow FL to follow him claiming that she will distract him in his work. At first, FL received letters from ML every day but then it dropped to once a week and once a month.
FL got worried when she heard about the heavy flooding in Yong Zhou. FL went to Yong Zhou to look for ML. ML did not look happy when he saw FL. FL met a beautiful woman called Yang Zi Yi at ML’s residence in Yong Zhou. Yang Zi Yi was famous for her beauty and literary talent. FL jealous when she saw ML with Yang Zi Yi. FL criticised Yang Zi Yi and got grounded in her room by ML as punishment. FL refused to eat for a few days until ML came to see her to pacify her.
2 months later, ML and FL returned to the capital city. The Emperor gave Yang Zi Yi to ML as his second wife. FL felt depressed and sad because she knew ML will marry many wives in future. ML promised FL that she will be the only person in his heart. FL cried on the night Yang Zi Yi married ML. However, FL felt better when ML spent the night with her instead.
One day after a party at the palace, the Empress reminded FL it was important to produce an heir for ML. The Empress has also advised FL to be magnanimous and allowed Yang Zi Yi to sleep with ML. FL realised she cannot have everything to her wish. ML starting to sleep with Yang Zi Yi. When a war started with Bei Hu, FL asked to follow ML to the battlefield. FL’s brother became ML’s Assistant.
One day, FL heard that her brother got captured by the Bei Hu soldiers and killed after being tortured. A soldier told FL that ML purposely used her brother as bait to launch an attack. FL also found out that ML had used Se Xiang to prevent her from getting pregnant. After the war, FL and ML returned to the capital city. FL found out that Yang Zi Yi had conceived before they left. 5 months later, Yang Zi Yi gave birth to a son. ML got another new wife.
After ML ascended the throne, he did not promote FL as Empress claiming that she has no children. Yang Zi Yi got promoted as Empress instead. FL’s personality changed. Yang Zi Yi’s personality has also changed. FL got bullied and everyone knows she was not favoured by the Emperor. One day, the emperor went to her palace to spend the night. That was the first night ML went to her palace after he became Emperor. FL turned into a block of wood when ML hugged her on the bed. FL has no feelings towards ML any more. FL’s father lost his place in the government. FL often sat in the courtyard daydreaming. FL noticed a secret bodyguard called Wei Jiang often stared at her.
One day, FL asked Wei Jiang to come out for a casual chat. Ever since that night, FL often talked to Wei Jiang in the courtyard. Rumour spread to say that FL was having an affair with Wei Jiang. FL got punished and sent to the cold palace. FL did not complain. FL felt very bad that Wei Jiang got implicated. FL got abused when she was in cold palace and lost her baby. They served FL food that brought harm to her body until she became very sick.
One day, FL put on her wedding gown and went to see the Emperor. FL stood outside for more than 3 hours before she gets to meet him. ML shocked when he saw FL in the red dress. FL said she wanted to return a gift to ML. It was a bangle given to her by ML on their wedding night. FL confessed how much she loved ML and how heartless ML had treated her. FL said she lost his baby when she went to the cold palace. ML knew FL was innocent, and it was a plot by Yang Zi Yi trying to get rid of FL. ML did not help FL. FL said everyone in her family has died and she cursed ML. FL took out a hairpin wanting to stab ML.
FL sat in a prison quietly. FL blamed herself for not able to hurt even a small part of ML. FL vomited blood more and more each day. When FL thought she will die soon, they sent her back to her palace. FL felt tired all the time and often stared into space. ML went to see FL. ML treated her gently like before. FL asked ML why he did not kill her. When ML did not answer, FL said it must have been guilt that ML spared her life. ML left. ML recalled his own childhood. He has always kept his wants and wishes hidden since young. ML knew his younger brother was his parent’s favourite. He once envied FL’s personality and wanted to be just like her.
One night, a eunuch told ML that Hua Ying palace was on fire. ML realised at that moment that FL was the only person who truly loves him. ML went to Hua Ying palace to persuade FL to leave the burning palace. ML even promised to promote FL to Empress but FL no longer cares about anything. FL died in the fire.