何为贤妻 To Be A Virtuous Wife Chapter One Hundred

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Chapter One Hundred

“Empress, this is what the Emperor ordered nubi to deliver to you.”

Qu Qing Ju looked at the objects the palace maids held and saw that it was clothing and shoes suited for a pregnant female. She smiled, commenting: “It must have been difficult for Emperor to take all this trouble.” Even though the palace maids on her side had already made many pieces for her, she would remember He Heng’s goodwill.

Mu Jin saw the palace maids out to the doorway of the hall. When she came back, she found that everything had already been sorted away. She assumed Qu xiaojie’s death a few days earlier had affected the mood of the Empress, and went forward to ask: “Niangniang, nubi heard the taiyi say that when the embryo is three or four months old, there would be movements. Have you felt anything?”

“Really? Ben gong had thought it was an upset stomach,” Qu Qing Ju had been very interested in the fetus in her belly. She rubbed her chin, pondering, “No wonder I kept feeling strange movements in my belly.”

“If it was an ailment of the digestive system, Dean Du would have already found it,” Mu Jin opened the windows in the room, looking at the appearance of the sky, “Nubi sees that the weather is well, niangniang could take a walk.”

Lu mama, who had been standing silently at one side, looked out the window and nodded: “Mu Jin guniang is right. Right now, His Highness has been in niangniang’s belly for more than three months. Appropriate walking would be beneficial for you and His Highness.”

Lu mama had been He Heng’s decreed pregnancy mama. She was extremely knowledgeable about pregnancy. For Qu Qing Ju, she was an encyclopedia of pregnancy. From movement to diet to thinking, she knew everything.

“Since Lu mama says so, then let’s walk,” Qu Qing Ju touched her face, and took Jin Zhan’s hand to stand up from the recliner.

Mu Jin placed a fox skin cape to Qu Qing Ju before allowing Qu Qing Ju to walk outside.

The weather at the beginning of winter wasn’t very cold. Qu Qing Ju uneasily pulled at the cape on her body, taking in the sun that had no heat. Giving a yawn, she asked: “Heard yesterday that Emperor punished a palace maid, do you know what happened?”

Mu Jin and Jin Zhan exchanged a glance. In the end, it was Mu Jin who spoke: “Nubi isn’t very clear but only heard that the Emperor found that the attire of the maid broke protocol. It provoked the Emperor’s temper and he flared out.” They had been afraid that this matter would affect the mood of the Empress and hadn’t told her. Even though they hadn’t said anything to niangniang, how did niangniang know?

Qu Qing Ju knew what they were thinking, lazily pointing out: “Ben gong is pregnant, many people in the hougong are having thoughts. Now, even the palace maids have other ideas.”

Niangniang, it doesn’t matter what they think since Emperor isn’t interested in them. What you should do now is rest and take care of the fetus. Why should you waste attention on these people?” Mu Jin urged, “Futhermore, niangniang, you are Empress, can anyone overtake you?”

“Naturally, I won’t waste attention on these people,” Qu Qing Ju curled her lips in a smile, looking at a corner in front of her, “But there are those people who come to hinder ben gong’s eyes.”

Mu Jin and Jin Zhan simultaneously followed Qu Qing Ju’s gaze. Their faces both darkened. It was Han liangdi and the Emperor standing together as they talked. Looking at the smile on Han liangdi’s face, it was as though she had found a treasure.

Seeing the scene, the two looked worriedly at the Empress and found the smile on the corner of the Empress’ mouth had grown wide. Her eyes though, had grown cold. Mu Jin couldn’t resist saying, “Niangniang, maybe the Emperor just coincidentally encountered Han liangdi.”

Qu Qing Ju snorted. There weren’t that many coincidences in the world, and not that many emperors who would keep themselves pure for a woman. The previous dynasty had Yu Ming Emperor and he had been extolled for a few hundred years. It could be seen just how rare the love of an Emperor was, one in a few hundred years.

Han liangdi hadn’t thought she would coincidentally encounter the Emperor in the Imperial Gardens. She looked bashfully at the upright figure of He Heng, asking in a soft voice: “Emperor, qie has learned a new song a few days ago, does Emperor want to listen?”

“Han liangdi’s voice is like a oriole in a valley. Zhen hasn’t heard you sing for a time,” He Heng saw a pavilion nearby and pointed at it, “How about you sing for zhen today?”

Han liangdi was so happy she almost couldn’t disguise her expression. Following behind the Emperor and watching as he sat, she said: “Qie will disgracefully present.”

“Cutting by candlelight by the western window, the moonlight silver frost, asking when next month she would return, but saw that she was at another place… …”

Ming He, standing by He Heng, listened and then sniffed his nose. The song seemed as though Han liangdi was trying to invite favour from the Emperor?

“She doesn’t see the others tears, and doesn’t know of the other’s hurt … …”

When the song ended, Han liangdi’s eyes were slightly red as she pretended to be unaffected and bowed to He Heng: “Qie’s voice isn’t as good as it was once, sorry to have disappointed the Emperor.”

“En, Han liangdi’s songs are as pleasing to the ear as before, zhen……” He Heng glanced outside the pavilion and his eyelids jumped, “Zhen thinks that these matters of music, it’s fine to play with occasionally, but shouldn’t pay too much attention to these things. Right now, you are a fifth-grade liangdi. It isn’t very dignified to practice singing all day. In the future if you want zhen to listen to a song, you can let the Department of Music rehearse and then let zhen see.

She hadn’t thought she would hear such a thing. Han liangdi instantly choked. Even the tears that had almost brimmed out were choked down,

“Emperor’s words are too harsh. Qie feels that Han liangdi’s songs are very good, and the people of the Music department cannot compare.” Qu Qing Ju held Mu Jin’s hand as she walked into the pavilion. After she walked in front of He Heng, she was going to bend in a greeting but was held up by He Heng.

“If you like it, then let Han liangdi go back and practice more. In the future, you and zhen can listen together,” He Heng supported her to sit beside him, placing a stack of pastries in front of her, “Or you can let Han liangdi sing now. Zhen remembers that Han liangdi had a “Tan Lian Fu” that she sang well.”

Qu Qing Ju smiled enchantingly, her eyes flickering before resting on Han liangdi. After thinking for a short while, she shook her head, rejecting: “No, it’s alright. It’s just as Emperor has said, Han liangdi might not have a high rank but she is one of the feipin of the palace. To let her sing for qie, it is too humiliating.”

“You are the Empress who mothers the world. There’s no humiliation in her singing for you,” He Heng slightly raised his chin as he looked at Han liangdi, “Han liangdi, what do you say?”

“To be able to sing for Emperor and Empress is qie’s good fortune,” Han Qing He forced out a warm smile and bowed to Qu Qing Ju, “Please niangniang, allow pinqie to sing for you.” She felt half of her heart was freezing and the other half was boiling. The turmoil was extremely painful, but she had to make herself a singer.

“Peach blossoms are bewitching, pear blossoms white, only the lotus blossom……”

Qu Qing Ju gave a yawn and lazily leaned on He Heng’s shoulder, muttering: “Today’s weather is so good, it makes people sleepy.”

He Heng knew that after a woman became pregnant, she was easily drowsy. He reached around her back to let her lean more comfortably. The other hand slowly held a teacup that he sipped from as he frequently lowered his head to look at Qu Qing Ju leaning on his shoulder.

Han Qing He looked at the scene and for some reason, felt her throat hurt, as though singing one word was extremely difficult. By the end, even she didn’t know how she sang.

“Stop,” He Heng said in a small voice, “Empress is asleep, don’t disturb her.” He bent down to lift the person leaning on his shoulder. Then he took a deep breath, pretty heavy.

His empress looked beautiful and had a thin waist. Even three months pregnant, her belly wasn’t visible. But when he lifted her, he found that she was much heavier than in the past. It did seem that what she ate everyday was effective.

Thinking that Qu Qing Ju’s belly would get bigger in the next few months, he couldn’t help but furrow his brow. By that time, he didn’t know how much Qu Qing Ju would endure. Even sleep would be difficult then.

“Emperor, why don’t nucai get someone to bring the sedan?” Seeing the situation, Ming He came forward to ask.

“No need,” He Heng firmly held Qu Qing Ju, “This place isn’t far from Tian Qi Palace.”

“Yes,” Ming He complied and dropped to follow behind with a bent body. He prepared for the possibility of the Emperor’s hands faltering, he would use his body to cushion the Empress. From there to the rear hall of Tian Qi Palace, it was a somewhat horrifying experience for him.

“Respectfully seeing off Emperor and Empress,” Han Qing He watched as the Emperor carried the Empress down the stairs of the pavilion. When she couldn’t see their figures anymore, she finally angrily threw the cups from the table. What did the Empress mean, that she, Han Qing He, was born to be a singer?

They were all the Emperor’s women, yet she had to sing for the other to hear!

Zhuzi,” The palace maid behind her was frightened by her actions. Scanning the surroundings, she sighed when she saw no one was around, urging, “Don’t be angry outside, be careful since the walls have ears.”

“Right now, she’s pregnant and can’t serve the Emperor but she’s still holding onto the Emperor and not letting go. Even like this, many people are praising her for being virtuous, pah!” Han Qing He’s anger couldn’t be restrained. In the recent days as she bullied Feng Zi, she forgot her bounds and also forgot her identity.

Zhuzi!” The palace made was so frightened her legs grew weak, kneeling in front of her, “Stop talking, that will get your head chopped off!”

“Stand up, why do I only have people as stupid as you serving me,” Han Qing He breathed heavily. Seeing the person beside her pale in fright, she slowly calmed down, “Return!”

Such a good chance to get close to the Emperor had been ruined by Qu Qing Ju just like that. It was enough to make people hate!

Qu Qing Ju had her eyes closed as she leaned into He Heng’s embrace. Hearing his ever heavier breaths, she opened her eyes when they neared Tian Qi Palace. She looked confusedly at the surroundings, before raising her head to look at He Heng, “Emperor?”

“Awake?” He Heng stopped walking, lowering his head to look at the woman with a confused face in his arms, “You fell asleep. I’m taking you back to the palace.”

“I’m much heavier now, set me down,” Qu Qing Ju urged, “Emperor, how could you carry me this entire way? It’s too tiring.”

“It’s nothing,” He Heng tightened his grasp, “Don’t fuss, we’re almost there. Zhen will carry you back.”

Qu Qing Ju buried her head in his chest, muttering: “So embarrassing.”

“I’ve seen you in more embarrassing situations,” He Heng laughed out loud, “But it’s true that you are much heavier now.”

Qu Qing Ju pinched at his waist, sniffing: “Well, whose fault is that?”

“My fault, my fault,” He Heng continued to take large steps forward, not at all affected by Qu Qing Ju’s pinch, “Heavier is good, I like you heavier.”

The crowd of people following behind silently pushed their heads lowered. They expressed that they hadn’t heard anything.

……Of course, they also didn’t see the fawning act of the Emperor as he tried to win favor with the Empress.

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66 thoughts on “何为贤妻 To Be A Virtuous Wife Chapter One Hundred”

  1. man this mistress will just get herself kicked out sooner and really hope that the servant don’t fall with her.

  2. Hahahaha ‘heaver is good, I like you heavier’ BONG BONG BONG~ CORRECT ANSWER! The only correct answer when you face a pregnant woman hahahaha. And, that Han lady seems to be forgetting her place. I predict more drama in the future with her at the losing side.

  3. Thanks!

    HH is ever scared that his Empress will misunderstand and get mad at him, lol. He does on QQJ so much. They’re lovely together.

    HH is getting way too arrogant…she will come to a bad end if she doesn’t come to her senses and realize what she’s up against.

  4. thanks a lot—!
    hmph, all these people trying to gain more favour with he heng. good job, he heng, being loyal to qing ju! lol, qing ju’s so assured of he heng being loyal to her, so awesome! also, so cute that he heng is carrying her—-! really adorable lol, and their interzctions are as sweet as ever!

    1. also, congrats on chapter 100 of ‘to be a virtuous wife’! -gives ice-cream cakes-

    2. Seeing the scene, the two looked worriedly at the Empress and found the smile on the corner of the Empress’ mouth had grown wide. Her eyes though, had grown cold.
      —> don’t think QQJ felt assured, more like the scene she just saw justified her being skeptical of He Heng’s loyalty

      “En, Han liangdi’s songs are as pleasing to the ear as before, zhen……” He Heng glanced outside the pavilion and his eyelids jumped, “Zhen thinks that these matters of music, it’s fine to play with occasionally, but shouldn’t pay too much attention to these things. Right now, you are a fifth-grade liangdi. It isn’t very dignified to practice singing all day. In the future if you want zhen to listen to a song, you can let the Department of Music rehearse and then let zhen see.
      —> I understand that HH could be just entertaining something “good” for a moment but this could be a start of ‘something’ since originally hanliangdi is still his woman,so I couldn’t help feeling a little disappointed of HH..if he did not see QQJ coming, based on the first sentence of his reaction it sounds a little flirty, I wonder what is the rest of the sentence originally

      1. um, okay, it’s my own opinion, after all, lol! i understand if you have your own.

      2. I am disappointed a bit in him as well. I do believe he was going to say something suggestive. Things would have been different if she did not show up.

      3. I agree. Fidelity is subjective. There is no man in the world that would keep their hands to themselves. It’s part of nature. That’s why loyal man only exists in novels.

  5. thank you for the update. congratulation on the reaching the 100th chapter of this novel. 😀

  6. So He Heng IS afraid of Qu Qing Ju, and I like to think that she’s punishing him for listening to Han liangdi sing by carrying her. But I’m still mad at He Heng for flirting with Han liangdi before he saw Qu Qing Ju. He Heng!! How could you??

    They are already assuming Qu Qing Ju is carrying a prince? Can I hope for a pair of twins? XD

    1. Twins are only good if they are one male and female when you are the Empress :(. Twin girls are just a disappointment for the first pregnancy and twin boys… … ooh, one of them is going to die.

    2. Hmm, I’m kind of hoping for a 龙凤胎, a set of male female twins! So we can get a crown prince, as well as a prince to wrap daddy emperor around her finger! :p

  7. Kinda disappointed with HH, he actually entertained HQH before Qing Ju arrived. Somehow I want someone to make HH insecure and jealous. I mean QJ basically have to fend of tons of women, HH should suffer the same!

  8. I felt the same!! When I read that He Heng was flirting with Han liangdi, I wasn’t surprised but I was angry!! QQJ and HH went through so much and QQJ is only at the beginning of her pregnancy. These women are already forgetting their place. Pssh. It’s only reassuring when I read He Heng’s reaction seeing the Empress but QQJ can’t always be there. It’s a good thing that HH promised that she’s in charge of the ranks of the women in hougong. QQJ FTW!

    Thank you for the 100th chapter! YAY

  9. Ahhh, so sweet. Mostly women would get angry if their husband call them fat or getting heavier but she’s just playing joke with he heng, Said that it’s he heng fault😍. Oh and Han liangdi please stop being third wheel just because you can easily bully Feng ping doesn’t meant that you forgot your status in front of qu qing ju

  10. Oh, men, such easily swayed creatures. Oh well, lets see in the future if hqh ever succeeds or any other women.

    Also, han liangdi was losing her mind, tsk, a storm will blow your way and you wont know what happened.

  11. Oh my god Han Qing He… she went from “cute thing taking her revenge” to “idiot forgetting her boundaries” in the span of a few days… It’s pretty funny how she forgets what happens to people acting like how she’s acting when she has Feng Zi right before her as a reminder…
    Well, if she wants to act like an idiot, she’ll have an idiot ending I guess.

    He Heng is really cute though, not paying much attention at Han trying to get his favours until he notices QQJ around, then gets all panicky and try his best to show off his love XD

    Thanks for the chapter

      1. Well I find people taking “light revenge” rather cute 😀
        I thought she was like that, but she’s actually just stupid. I’m disappointed 🙁

    1. Actually it can be said a few months =D When they met HH and QQJ strolling in the garden, I don’t believe that her pregnancy was discovered yet. Now she is 3-4 months along. So her way of thinking had a few months to marinate while she bullied Feng cefei or watever she is now =D

      1. You’re right, it’s about time for her to get a little reminder about her own place then…

    2. I beg to disagree, HH is not cute!Hmmp!haha sorry im just a little disappointed. his reaction to hanliangde’s sounds a little flirty, I wonder what his original comment before he saw QQJ,.the first sentence he said gave way to a little flirtiness

  12. HH tried to get some entertainment only to be frighten with his “tigress” appearance. HQH will become the second downfall woman.
    congrats on the 100th chapter

  13. Thanks. I am disappointed with HH too. If QQJ did not interrupt them, what would have happened? Happy that QQJ punished him by making him carry her. Wonder how HH will survive the next few months

    1. I wonder that too.. he’s being flirty, good thing QQJ interrupted them otherwise it could be a start of something,it could be a little entertainment for him but isn’t cheating usually started with that little by little..the possibility is high since hanliangde is still his other woman no matter what

  14. I feel as though so many of these characters forget, “Treat others the way you want to be treated.” Their lives would be easier if they didn’t keep backstabbing each other. If I was He Heng’s wife, I’d want to be friends with the other women. We’re all in this together. No need to make life more complicated. It’s just our misfortune to be stuck in a plural marriage. It’s the man’s fault if he can’t keep his little brother to a single woman. They need to learn from the two empress dowagers.

    A plural marriage would only be equal if a woman was also allowed to have more than one husband, but that rarely happens. It’s a good thing that QQJ isn’t completely in love with He Heng. You have to love yourself more than you love the other person if you don’t want to get hurt in the end.

    Also, He Heng should remember that if he pisses of QQJ, the child will also be mad. More often, children choose the side of their mother.

    1. Its true, But QQJ had said that she will run rampant until she’s out of favour. Also that she once said treat yourself better rather treat other people better.

      Take note, this is imperial palace, it’s hard to become friends with others concubine…. Once empress treat them better, they’ll think that they are good enough to serve the emperor.. …

      Only my humble opinion though. Hehe

      1. I totally agree with u, (I’m really pissed with HH though!!) it’s just right that QQJ don’t totally trust him.HH still has the tendency, well men.. it can’t be help, its very rare to have a man 100% loyal

  15. could you maybe pick up “Man Man Qing Luo” next? the translator only released a chapter and never updated again but it sounds really good.

  16. Lol omg HH was so funny as he was caught in his “affair” with Han liangdi. Also how cute xD the emperor is the one seeking favor instead of the other way round xD!!! And damnnn what Han liangdi says… Will so get her kicked out of the palace!! Or worst death x-x she better be smarter and not provoke her “bad end” to come! Oooo I can’t wait to see who else will try to put her claws on HH during QQJ pregnancy!!! Thank you so much!!!! 😀

  17. HH was probably like “oh shit! ” on the inside when he’s been caught ‘admiring a beauty’. I was too. Haha. Now, whoever wonders why most women doesn’t fully trust a man should just read this chapter. Lol at HH trying to covering up his mistakes and sucking up to his wife. Peaceful day is so overated. Lol. Thanks! ^^

  18. Thank you for the chapter~! =D I like how QQJ doesn’t let any of the others get an advantage, she’ll fight for her man!!!! HH -_- I’ll forgive you this once!! Don’t let it happen again. Eager to get to the birth of the baby ^-^

  19. Umm, okay. I take back what I said before, about being disappointed that QQJ is still calculating about love, still weighing whether she should trust HH and open her heart to him.
    It’s not what I was expecting from a romance, but clearly in this case, QQJ’s suspicious and cautious attitude is the right one to have. She should totally keep playing cool and hard to get, not give HH an inch and keep him on his toes… oh, just until she’s an old granny or better yet, for as long as she draws breath. Because in this romance, the hero and his wandering eyes clearly can’t be trusted. Sigh.
    Btw, I’m addicted to this book. 🙂 Thanks so much for translating.
    Also, a question: QQJ and HH really won’t be having sex until I don’t know how many weeks/months after the baby is born? Really?

  20. This is the reason why QJ won’t give her all to HH. HH is good man but he still has old era mentality. On the other hand QJ is from the future, she only accept monogamy. HH has to put more effort to prove that he deserves QJ. I kinda wish there is other QJ admirer that can slap HH in the face. But no man is stupid enough asking for death penalty from emperor. And now it’s already chapter 100, adding big character will be hard, so the only candidate I can think of is HY ha-ha but he’s cripple now. I wonder if he ever got the chance to meet QJ again… Oh well, hope QJ has her own strategy to keep HH in good behavior hahaha

    I knew that Han liangdi is moron and greedy. Bad combination that can only leads into death. I’m not surprise if she got killed or beaten to death in the future chapters.

    Thanks for this chapter

  21. poor women. this is the thing that i dislike about harem. sometimes we side too much with the mc and want her to win all the affection from the husband, we forgot that those women also need their husband. in most cases it was not their fault that they ended up being fei. dont you think they are pitiful enough with their life? the fu is like the cage, they cant visit their family, they cant even get out, have to try to survive everyday (no wonder they are good at scheming, they need it for survival) and in the case with HH they might spend the rest of their life without their husband (physical and emotional), in worst case they are being used like plaything. how lonely and pitiful would that be? well in this story the author made those women hateful with their greed and bad personalities, so..
    I kinda agree with Han liangdi, they are all HH’s women, they are in a sense also HH’s wives. was it their fault if they try to win a little of their husband affection? he took them in, so be responsible please. if HH doesnt want to live with them try to be like the emperor in the legend, and stick with one wife.

    1. I get your point there. I also feel that women in this ancient era are quite pitiful. (And men are lucky assholes!!!ahsdjbhdsgfsk!!!) in the case of the 2 empress dowager they became ‘friends’ since they don’t really love the emperor and both of them know their places. in a setting like this where men have multiple wives, ‘romantic love’ is not really advisable otherwise it’s a double tragic.. platonic love, respect & camaraderie are what they needed. since if you love someone romantically you really have the tendency to be possessive but if it’s not ‘romantic love’ you can still rationalize like the 2 empress dowager. of course one need to know their places and limits as well to achieve that.. but how many can really do that? polygamy is just that.
      the problem here is with HH when he repeatedly implied and promised himself with only QQJ and give us readers the hope that he can fulfill that. If he can’t keep it, he shouldn’t have promised and just be fair with all his women and gave his “favor” equally. that is why what HH did is infuriating because he gave us readers a hope that he can be ‘loyal and faithful’. though its only a little flirtation but it’s still a form of betrayal and it may or may not lead to a more serious one, who knows.
      For him, it is only a little entertainment but still he give hope with that other woman, he knows he is still his woman and even a little flirtation from him could give them ideas. I like it that he is ‘loving’ only QQJ but i still despise him for his attitude towards women generally though it can’t be helped with ancient men’s mentality. but if that’s only what he is, he should just stick with what he was in the beginning of the novel, at least he did not give readers high hope for him (though I wonder if we are still reading this if that will be the case haha). also, for example jiang yu rong is also one of HH’s women but her status is still okay since she knows her place, why cant’ other women can’t be like that since they already have the knowledge that HH has the tendency to just favor QQJ tsk! tsk! As for QQJ, I don’t think she will monopolize HH if he did not promise and implied her again and again anything, she’s realistic remember. so in short the main culprit of all the tragedy befall in women in this era are men!!! haha

  22. I also dont like it that he tried to et favours from HGH , even though he said he dindt think that the other woman are beter than QQj
    im issapointed i hope it doesnt get worse but what about th next 6 months ? at that time she will be so big that she wont be able to serve him and since he is a man with many wwoman he will go to the other womans ! God i hope that doesnt happen !!!
    QQj is smartnto not give all of her to HH , that way she cant get hurt to much !
    But you can see that she doenst like it that he has othr woman !
    HH pleas stay faithfull to her 8 and let all of the other oman go ! but Ping cairen en Han liangdi those 2 have to die or become nuns !!!

  23. In my opinion, I don’t think HH was flirting with HGH. Base on his personality, I think he was bored and was curious about what HGH will do to curry his favor. He was probably wondering why HGH was trying to make an effort when she and everyone knew of his affection towards QQJ.

    As for his reaction when QQJ showed up, he was afraid that she would misunderstand. After all, he is whipped. I mean by this point, he had no problem staying away from other females, so the idea of being with another woman is naturally note even in his thoughts. But that doesn’t mean he can’ enjoy a good “play” being acted out for his amusement once in a while. And by “play” I mean HGH’s sad effort to gain his favor. also, judging from HH’s self control, he would not allow anything to cross the line.

    1. “En, Han liangdi’s songs are as pleasing to the ear as before, zhen……” He Heng glanced outside the pavilion and his eyelids jumped,
      —> I wonder what’s really the original sentence after this if he did not saw QQJ. a little flirty words maybe or maybe not, who knows.. his original habit is teasing women remember..as implied in the earliest chapters.. until his interest centralized to QQJ but until when that will last.. Although it was implied that he sincerely love QQJ, it was also implied a little that it could still change like when he said “as OF NOW, he has no interest in taking other women” in I-don’t-remember-what-chapter-it-is. Also, though it is only a little but it is still flirtation when he give chance to hanliangde’s to curry favor(it is very much implied in her songs that even the taijin in his side can see it, but look at how he responds if only QQJ did not appear). No matter how little it is, it could still be a form of ‘betrayal’ with his promise to QQJ since hanliangde is still his other woman. If he did not promise anything to QQJ that would still be okay..I think..since they are still all his women so he can do whatever he wants if he gets bored with one woman… But the problem is he did promise and him being so smart and cunning plus his experiences with women I don’t think he is not aware that a little give away will give other women ideas. I don’t know, but I have a feeling that he is “in” for a moment there and seeking a little entertainment. And that is what makes it disappointing because it still implied that he has the tendency to be like other typical emperor. Of course readers are a little assured that it will not likely to happen, but in QQJ’s reality it is different since she currently living it and not really sure if HH was not “swayed”. she is no mind reader. so she needs to constantly be on guard, but not all the time she is present, what if she’s not there in that moment, there could be something formed or there could be not, she did not know. even some of us readers did have doubt for a moment there if only we are not assured that it will be unlikely since this is a romance novel. so it is just right that QQJ to be the way she is from the beginning if we will talk the reality of their situation and we ourselves living in it and have no foreknowledge of everyone’s thought in our surroundings… sorry, am I making sense..?..

      1. It does make sense…however I’m not so sure that he would start something with HLD.. If he would do anything at all, why must it be her? She’s the oldest and the less beautiful one compare to other Pinqie.
        And talking about “his woman”, theoretically every woman in Hougong are his, including the beautiful maids.
        So he can actually sleep with them anytime and if he really wants, QQJ wouldn’t need to know it.

      2. I understand what you say…and having read it again recently, I support what you said. But like Kobold says, I don’t think he’s gonna start anything. I think he was just enjoying a good play and was probably curious about how far HLD is gonna take it.

  24. HAHAHA poor Ming He. He must have been so scared that HH would drop QQJ, even preparing himself to cushion QQJ’s fall.

  25. “Heavier is good, I like you heavier.” Hahahaha!!!

    Apparently someone is in an urgent need of a quick reminder of her status in the palace! *smh*

  26. “En, Han liangdi’s songs are as pleasing to the ear as before, zhen……” He Heng glanced outside the pavilion and his eyelids jumped

    Lol HH eyelids jumped! He knows he did something wrong and he is afraid of the consequences. I wonder how QQJ will handle this in the future (since she herself said she bears grudges and I strongly believe she is not as ‘innocent’ as she appears since with one word she can affects other women’s whole life). This proves QQJ modern view I think, believe your man but never believe those woman surrounding him! lol

  27. Whenever I read this chapter I always become disgusted and disappointed with him. QQJ is wise for not allowing herself to fall for him until he fully proves himself

  28. Have reread this story many times. Still this chapter fucks with me. I want to believe in the tales of the love legends but the way HH reacted was disappointing. The fact that it was never cleared up makes me sad because I just think HH could be like al the other sleazy men.

  29. God what a disappointing chapter. I agree with all the comments here. No matter how many times I read this it irritates TF out of me that HH even listened to her fawning singing. This really makes me dislike HH because we all know that he changed what he was going to say when he saw QQJ coming. How are we supposed to believe that he’s sincere and true when he says he wants no one else? I’m disappointed in the author doing this just to create a plot device. It really could have been done in another way IMO.

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