八宝妆 Eight Treasures Trousseau Chapter Sixty Four “Fighting”

This chapter has been brought to you by me, Adnana, and Vivie.

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Chapter Sixty-Four: Fighting

Because of the several major cases that occurred in Jing lately, many officials felt they were in great danger. The rumors about the Crown Prince being deposed grew even stronger, and even the people on Sheng Junwang’s side continued to make little movements.

However, Xian Wang Fu still acted high up, as though nothing had anything to do with it. So no matter how strong the conflict between the Crown Prince’s faction and Sheng Junwang’s faction was, Hua Xi Wan was very idle. She did not care about the invitations she received and refused them with the excuse of ill health.

Ever since the two of them had gone to the old taitai’s birthday two days ago, Yan Jin Qiu had a new hobby. When he did not have anything to do, he liked to boil a pot of tea for Hua Xi Wan, and then the two of them would sit by the window, sipping tea as they admired the snow. There would also be some exquisite and delicious pastries on the table, some interesting folktale books, and they would occasionally summon the musicians who were in the fu to make music and sing to add to the atmosphere. Their days were heavenly.

So when husband and wife were listening to a song and admiring the snow, they exchanged a look when they heard that Lin Ping Junzhu was requesting an audience, and found the hint of regret in each other’s eyes.

Even though Hua Xi Wan did not want to move, the other was Yan Jin Qiu’s jiejie. No matter what their relationship was like, she could not avoid meeting the other. She could only dress up slightly and then walk with Yan Jin Qiu to the main hall to see the guest.

Ever since Lin Ping Junma had been assassinated, it had been rare for Hua Xi Wan to meet Lin Ping Junzhu. So when she saw the fragile-looking woman in the main hall, she almost didn’t dare to believe her eyes.

Lin Ping Junzhu was two years older than Yan Jin Qiu, but because she had taken care of herself, she used to look like a woman who wasn’t even in her twenties. But she seemed to have suddenly aged by a decade. She was just in her twenties but looked as though she was in her thirties.

Seeing the couple come in, Lin Ping Junzhu couldn’t help but tense as she sat on the chair. Then she raised her chin slightly and said, “Now, it is even harder to even meet Didi.”

Yan Jin Qiu saw this and did not argue with her. After holding Hua Xi Wan’s hand and sitting down, he said coolly, “You would not come if there was not any matter—what happened?”

“What, it is not possible for I, the jiejie, to come see the didi and dimei?” Yan Jin Ling smiled coldly. She played with her painted fingernails and said, “Has Didi not heard the rumors in Jing?”

Yan Jin Qiu held a teacup and did not speak. He clearly did not want to take care of Lin Ping Junzhu’s matters. Hua Xi Wan touched the hairpin in her hair. It seemed that it was time for her to come onto the stage.

“What matter is Jiejie referring to?” Hua Xi Wan smiled gently and then took a sip of tea. She had eaten a few additional pastries just now and was slightly thirsty.

“The people say that Xian Wang Fei is outstanding in beauty, of a fine mind. I think that the rumors are false. Because other than these two traits, you also have the ability to speak lies.” Yan Jin Ling put down the teacup. “Which of the rumors in Jing is worth my coming to make a visit?”

You make it seem as though I begged you to make this trip. Hua Xi Wan’s brow moved slightly. “Haha.”

Yan Jin Qiu’s hand froze where he held the teacup. He recalled something that Hua Xi Wan had once said. Each ‘haha’ means that I am too lazy to pay attention to you.

“Zi Ling, it was Jiejie who was wrong in the past, but help Jiejie, even if it is only for your nephew and niece.” Yan Jin Ling’s expression was not very well. She was only able to say this to Yan Jin Qiu because there was no path of retreat left for her.

Hua Xi Wan looked at the expressionless Yan Jin Qiu and then tilted her face down.

She knew why Lin Ping Junzhu had come to beg Yan Jin Qiu—because in all of Jing, other than Yan Jin Qiu, there was no one left who could save her. The Judicial Office had two theories about the death of Lin Ping Junma. One was that the Crown Prince had killed the junma, the other was that Lin Ping Junzhu had done it. As for the Emperor and Empress, it was best for them to push the matter onto the head of Lin Ping Junzhu. It was profitable in every way to use someone else’s daughter to trade for the peace of their son.

If it wasn’t because the matter of Li Meiren and the Crown Prince was still unresolved, the matter of Lin Ping Junma would have already been put onto the head of Lin Ping Junzhu. It was a pity that the Crown Prince had done too many things, and the Emperor and Empress had no way of sweeping away this matter even if they wanted to. So right now, Lin Ping Junzhu had a thread of hope.

However, there were only two choices in this case. If it wasn’t her, it was the Crown Prince. Who would offend the Emperor for her? If the consequences were serious, they would even be accused of being a rebel or slandering the Crown Prince.

“The officials of the Judicial Office are honest and strict; they will definitely investigate the truth of the matter. I am just a wang ye without any real power. I probably cannot help.” Yan Jin Qiu’s hand caressed the tea cup. “Jiejie’s words make me frightened.”

“Yan Zi Ling!” Yan Jin Ling suddenly stood and glared hard at Yan Jin Qiu. Then she dispiritedly sat back down on the chair. “What can make you willing to help me?”

Yan Jin Qiu looked with an insincere smile at Yan Jin Ling. “Jiejie, I have already said that the officials of the Judicial Office are honest and strict. You do not need to worry about this matter.”

Yan Jin Ling bit down on her bottom lip. She looked with red-rimmed eyes at this man who was clearly smiling but was cruel and emotionless. “Do you not remember any of our feelings at all?”

“Ha.” Yan Jin Qiu laughed lightly. “Jiejie’s joke is so interesting. Don’t tell me, now that Lin Ping Junma is dead, you forgot what you said when you married him?”

Yan Jin Ling’s face paled. She looked dazedly at Yan Jin Qiu and did not speak.

Under such a heavy atmosphere, Hua Xi Wan slowly sipped tea and drawled, “It has become increasingly cold these days.”

Hearing this, Yan Jin Qiu reached out to touch the back of her hand. After confirming the warmth of her hand, he said, “We are going to eat hotpot tonight. You were talking about it a few days ago. I have already gotten people to prepare all kinds of game, and the taste when it is cooked will be good.”

“En.” Hua Xi Wan sighed. “Sleeping in spring and summer, tired in autumn, and lazy in winter—there aren’t many days in a year when I want to move.”

“Those of lazy personality would feel drowsy no matter the time,” Yan Jin Qiu said with a smile. “Looking at the idle days you live, even I feel admiration.”

“You won’t have them even if you admire them. I have a husband who takes care of me, loves me, and supports me—do you have one?” Hua Xi Wan raised her eyebrow with a challenging expression.

There wasn’t a man who would dislike hearing these words. It seemed to be a challenge, but in reality, it was praising one’s husband. Yan Jin Qiu was not an exception. He smiled at Hua Xi Wan’s words. “You are right. You have such a good husband, you should live days like this.”

Yan Jin Ling who was watching the two being lovey-dovey felt her anger burn hotter. She almost could not control it. What did the two mean? Did they pretend she did not exist, or were they mocking the days she lived after she married?

“Even if you are not willing to help me, why are you mocking me?!” Yan Jin Ling stood and said with tears, “You want to force me to die?”

“From beginning to end, the one who is forcing you to die is yourself!” Hua Xi Wan said coldly. “When I first met Jiejie, I was polite and courteous, but you made it difficult for me at every turn. Was it I who was forcing you?”

“Later, in Jing, whenever your were present, when have you ever given me face, and have I ever argued with you?” Hua Xi Wan looked at her. “In the past, you abandoned your young brother and persisted in marrying that man. The people in Jing all said that your mother cannot raise children properly, having only unfilial children. Even Jin Qiu was criticized. Was there someone who forced you?”

“Your junma followed the Crown Prince constantly, was jealous of Jin Qiu’s abilities, frequently spoke out of turn. Have you, the elder sister, ever stopped him or given words of advice? You did not, you have always chosen to obey your husband, and for him, you even purposely neglected your didi. You caused the people in Jing to laugh at him that even Jin Qiu’s jiejie does not have a good opinion of him. If not for his talent and the favor of the Empress Dowager, there would be numerous people in Jing laughing at him—have you thought of all this?”

“You did not, you only thought of your man, your little family. What is your brother, he is just someone whom you could step on when you needed to.” Hua Xi Wan slapped the table and said harshly, “You only think about other people helping you—why don’t you  think about why other people do not help you?”

“What is the wrong in pursuing what I want?” Yan Jin Ling shrieked. “You are an outsider, you cannot lecture me!”

“I am not an outsider, I am the upright and peerless Xian Wang Fei. As for you, the jiejie who never thought of your brother—you are the true outsider.” Hua Xi Wan snorted. “You should rejoice that I never hit women. Otherwise, I would not just lecture you today but hit you.”

“A person as rough and crude as you is not fitting to be a wang fei!” Yan Jin Ling who was forced to speechlessness by Hua Xi Wan spoke after a few moments as she pointed a trembling finger at Hua Xi Wan. “You whore!”

“I’m me, so what? Who made it so this person is so blind to like me?” Hua Xi Wan tsked and shook her head. “What, bite me.”

Mu Tong who was pretending to be invisible gaped at Wang Fei’s words. The maliciousness of her words, the challenge of her tone, the proudness of her attitude—even a person made from mud would be so angry that they would jump up, much less the proud junzhu. He felt that he did not dare to look at Junzhu’s expression.

“Good, good, good,” Yan Jin Ling repeated. She covered her chest. She managed to steady her body by holding the arm of her chair. She turned to Yan Jin Qiu and said, “You allow your wang fei to speak to me like this?”

Yan Jin Qiu coughed and then looked wryly at Hua Xi Wan. “There is nothing to be done about it—who made it so that ben wang is blind.”

Yan Jin Ling stilled. She couldn’t understand what Yan Jin Qiu meant. Dumbstruck for a long time, she then gaped at Yan Jin Qiu and almost did not believe that her didi could say something like this.

Hua Xi Wan jerked the corners of her lips and smiled. She seemed very content with Yan Jin Qiu’s performance. Then she smiled seductively, “Wang Ye treats qie so well.”

“Demoness, calamity!” Yan Jin Ling understood. “So it is you manipulating from the shadows so that Zi Ling is not willing to help me!”

Hua Xi Wan gave an extremely flirtatious smile. “Jiejie, you cannot slander me. Wang Ye is handsome and of martial bearing—how can the words of a weak woman such as qie affect his thoughts?”

Her appearance in addition to her purposefully seductive attitude was the polar opposite of a virtuous woman—a fox demoness.

Mu Tong silently knelt in the corner. Wang Fei, please don’t play-act—what to do if Lin Ping Junzhu faints in anger?

“Xi Wan is right, how can ben wang be someone like that?” As Yan Jin Qiu said this, his hand reached towards Hua Xi Wan’s hand.

Wang Ye, are you a last hit expert?

Translator Ramblings: Yan Jin Qiu character development. The couple work so well as a team.

 

 

49 thoughts on “八宝妆 Eight Treasures Trousseau Chapter Sixty Four “Fighting”

  1. Woah this is the first time Hua Xiwan show her temper, but that Lin Ping Junzhu is deserved to get mocked like that.
    Just because of her husband, she abandoned her little brother who is not mature enough yet.
    So i can’t really blame Yan Qin Jiu to hate and loathe the sister of his.
    And this Lin Ping Junzhu still can mention affection between brother and sister, when she’s not even show any affection to her little brother.
    And when she already in pit of hell, she asking for help.
    Oh Hell………

  2. *“Ha.” Yan Jin Qiu laughed lightly. “Jiejie’s joke is so interesting. Don’t tell me, now that Lin Ping Junma is dead, you forgot what you said when you married him?”*

    Ooooh karma knife stab with a twist. That’s gotta hurt her good.

    *“From beginning to end, the one who is forcing you to die is yourself!”*

    HXW is angry!

    *“What, bite me.”*

    hahahaha

    *Yan Jin Qiu coughed and then looked wryly at Hua Xi Wan. “There is nothing to be done about it—who made it so that ben wang is blind.”*

    For the first time, they’re interacting together as a married couple. In the earlier chapters, it was more like partners with an unsaid understanding. Seeing them like this is so refreshing.


    *Wang Ye, are you a last hit expert?*

    Mu Tong has so many funny thoughts. lol Personally, I think he’s a colorful character despite the lack of exposure in the story.

    Wow. Just wow. I love this. Got my blood boiling. That sister sure has some thick skin. And can I just say…HXW being all protective of her husband is cute. Once you’ve gained her loyalty, she sure shows some fangs when people bully who she considers are hers. Plus, that foxy seductive play was hilarious. She really wanted to spite her sister-in-law. lol

    This was a fun chapter 😀 Thank you for the hard work wyhcwe, Adnana, and Vivie!

    • Mu Tong is the true last hit expert 🙂

      I agree, he’s a perfect support character and actually one of the few characters I still remembered the name of when starting the re-read 🙂

      Sometimes it only takes the smallest of flowers in the perfect spot to perfect a piece of art.

    • Yup!! His literary name is Zi Ling, it was mentioned during the day of the wedding of YJQ and HXW 🙂

    • i think i remember that Zi Ling is the nickname of YJQ when he is a kid. correct me if im wrong.

    • Zi Ling is his courtesy/literary name. It’s something apart from his birth name (Yan Jin Qiu) and his title (Xian Junwang/Wang). I don’t know exactly (maybe someone else can clarify this?) if men have to do something special to qualify for a courtesy name, or if it is gained automatically with the rite of reaching adulthood. (The rite of reaching adulthood for girls is the hairpin ceremony–at age 15–after which girls are officially eligible to marry; and for men it is the capping ceremony, at around 20 years of age. The men could of course marry before that age, and girls too. The ceremony of reaching adulthood is just of symbolic significance.)
      In any case, a man’s courtesy/literary name is something obtained later in life, not in early childhood.

      • Some families of certain rank will have courtesy names/titles by the virtue of the rank they are presumed to be attaining later. A literary name is often a cross between a penname and an earned scholarly title, and just a few times, given also (though different names) to the scholar’s scholarly heir. The names and titles beyond one’s birth name have been earned and/or granted and/or assumed for different reasons in different eras.

  3. Loll!! Daebak!!👍👍
    The best couple performance ever!
    Take that Lin Ping junzhu! Ya think the Xian wang couple is a pushover! Ya just be throwing rocks only to make them fall on ya own stinkin’ selfish feet!😬

    And damn girl, Xi Wan where u find that energy to turn that anger switch on.. guess ur love for Jin Qiu make the best battery huh😆

    I love scenes like this. It’s so rare to see scenes where couple work together side by side to bring down the enemy😌.. its always either one of them do the job and one of them sit back and watch😧
    Husband and wife relationships are the best when harmonious after all😊

    • Ah! Forgot to mention!
      The MVP award for this chapter goes toooo… Mu Tong!
      Lol his reactions are hilarious.. the best of tsukkomis😂😂

  4. These two haraguro couples sure are a 172-combo loving experts. That hit was too much pupupu (΄◞ิ౪◟ิ‵) Thank you sooo much for the update😆

  5. “Don’t tell me, now that Lin Ping Junma is dead, you forgot what you said when you married him?”

    What did she say and what chapter was it? I tried to look through the chapters but couldn’t find it. I think I remembered reading about it at one point in time but I no longer remember what she said.
    Thanks for the chapter!

    • I think it was in the chapter of Lin Ping Junma’s funeral! Lin Ping Junzhu passed by the gate of the Xian Wang Fu, and she remembered her wedding day. YJQ asked her if she would regret it, and she answered no.

  6. “What, bite me.” HXW has no chill 😂😂😂😂

    Well, since Yan Jin Ling has no qualms about insulting them both to their face, why should they hold back? Not to mention, she as a widowed junzhu with pretty much no other backing is addressing the qinwang couple like that at a time when she’s looking to them for help…I couldn’t help but be reminded of the time that Qu Qing Ju’s dad came to the wangfu to ask for her help.

    Those comments of YJQ’s were like a verbal high-five to his wife. Lol they’re like a tag team.

    • Exactly So beautifully done .They used verbal cues and hand signals to alert the partner where and when to strike. Just beautiful

  7. The truth is like a zweihander, with enough force you could cleave people in half. Saint jin qiu have been charmed by the fox demoness xi wan, thats the next rumor going out. Hahaha

    • So true …so true big sis” ha to say something about all of this. She would use anything to get a favor. Even telling lies about her brother that she abandoned
      long ago

  8. I actually really like this scene. I love TBaVW, but wow – that couple is a warm campfire compared to the unexpected fireworks of HXW and YQJ

    Thanks for the chapter!

  9. Hehehe this fox demoness and fox lord are showing off how matchless they are when together xDDD

    Thank you for the chapter (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و fu

  10. Why do I have the feeling that HXW is acting just for fun? Lol
    And here I can definitely see the difference between HXW and QQJ, if QQJ would play the meek part and indirectly use HH, then HXW is more direct and use her own force. Both are admirably smart

  11. Thank you for the new chapter!
    YOOO HXW The Boss! And I love how the couple works together and understood each other’s eyes <3 Gaaah this is what I'm waiting for.
    And I understand YJQ's hate towards her sister. He was but a young child, may be talented, but still needed support. His sister abandoned the family and join his enemies to ridicule him, how could he still have affection for her? She's an idiot, blind, and takes everything for granted.
    I love how HXW says everything to her! Karma bruh!

  12. Hahahahahahahahahaahahahahhhahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahah. . .. . XD

    My tummy hurts so much..

  13. This!

    This is the chapter I’ve been waiting for! The moment when our HXW bare her fangs and show her colour. It’s such an awesome scene! Thanks for translating it so well. If I was the junzhu, I’d probably spit up blood by now hahahaha.

    Personally, I think the couple is growing very sincere of each other now. They genuinely care for each other. I just love how YJQ willingly accept her laziness and even poke fun at it. HXW’s unapologetic nature is also gold! Such an awesome couple.

    And Mu Tong! He’s my favorite supporting character. His fear towards HXW is so funny.

    • Yup, a family that take care you since small, give u food, cloth and love n suddenly u leave them just like that just because you want to pursue what you want?? N dnt feel teeny little bit regret. Can’t really understand this woman.

  14. “There is nothing to be done about it—who made it so that ben wang is blind.”

    Oh my, this chapter was satisfying in a lot of ways. Thank you for the chapter!

  15. What gets me is that villains usually at least pretend to be horribly fake and polite when suddenly they need a favor. This sister immediately starts by calling HXW a liar. Like… Really?

    Still, it made for a much more nonstandard and interesting fight compared to what we usually see for the genre. “Bite me”? Ha!

  16. Ooooohhh burn… Xian Wang couple is so fierce. You don’t betray your family and then come bearing insults when you need them to help you…

  17. give you an inch, you take a mile…HXW and YJQ sure are a fearsome couple when they feel like it

  18. HXW so epic!

    HXW is too wise and lazy to be arguing with LinPing Junzhu just for the sake of the mere satisfaction of revenge.

    She’s acting difficult so YJQ won’t get dragged into the Junzhu’s sordid mess.

    Like the steward (?) observed, (when she cleaned up the household finances) she may act lazy but when she strikes it’s so decisive.

    HXW didn’t just defend YJQ, she’d slowly warm his heart more. After acting for so long, they might not realize when their acting became reality. (Although I think they’re both calculating enough to never be madly in live).

    Huhu, I’m just mad that this will make those hypocrites see HXW as an argumentative seductress. F them. As HXW once said, if they like you then your qualities are likeable to them. If they hate you, even your best traits are evil in their eyes. (Halo and horns effect).

    Everyone assumes YJQ is the perfect spotless character (when he’s more ruthless and skilled than most of them!) Remember when Shen Junwang incorrectly assumed it was HXW that killed all those women who went near YJQ?

  19. And over in this corner, we have Mu Tong, losing his mind! Σ░(꒪◊꒪ )))) But sill remembering his place. ( ̄ー ̄)

  20. New favorite quote “Sleeping in spring and summer, tired in autumn, and lazy in winter—there aren’t many days in a year when I want to move.” It’ describes me.

  21. What is the wrong in pursuing what I want?” Yan Jin Ling shrieked. “You are an outsider, you cannot lecture me!”

    This sounds especially ugly considering that the person in question is an unrepentant ingrate. Who exactly is the outsider, she should know the truth in her heart and stop throwing a tantrum like an immature teenager.

    And a lot has been said already about our fave couple…keep getting better guys, and giving the single dogs things to cry about lol

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