八宝妆 Eight Treasures Trousseau Chapter Sixty Seven “Match in Heaven”

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Chapter Sixty-Seven: Match in Heaven

As one of the womenfolk, Hua Xi Wan did not make a bedside visit after she entered Zhu Que Palace. From a distance, she saw that the Crown Prince’s complexion was waxy yellow and much of his vitality had disappeared. There was a female dressed in matronly palace attire standing by the bed. Even though her face was filled with respect, dullness was evident and she was lackluster in her actions.

The Crown Princess was silently crying as she sat on the side. However, her complexion was well, and there were several servant women around her who were guarding her.

Seeing the servant women’s postures, the womenfolk of the Imperial Clan were not unperceptive to go near the Crown Princess. They all picked places slightly further away to sit down, and no one dared to speak up.

Of the imperial womenfolk present, Hua Xi Wan was the highest-ranked. She took a drink of tea and used an embroidered handkerchief to wipe her mouth that was not wet at all. She stood and then bowed towards the Empress. “Empress, how is the Crown Prince?”

The Empress looked at the insincere concern of these women and wanted to shout at them to not act like this. She felt disgusted looking at them, but she did not shout. Because she was the Empress. She would not, and could not, lose her composure and do such a thing. “It was trouble for everyone to make this trip. The imperial doctors have already tried to force the Crown Prince to vomit. As long as he is carefully taken care of, there will be nothing wrong in the future.”

“Then that is great.” Hua Xi Wan showed an expression of joy. “The Crown Prince has great fortune and definitely can overcome this danger and turn it into good fortune.”

“I’ll accept Xian Wang Fei’s auspicious words.” The Empress forced a smile. When her gaze landed on the Crown Princess, her smile seemed slightly darker.

Niangniang, two of the grand doctors have fainted.” Zhao Dong trembled as he knelt in front of the Empress and didn’t even dare to raise his head. “What to…”

“What is the use in keeping them if they cannot heal the Crown Prince?” the Empress said expressionlessly. “Let them stay unconscious. If something happens to the Crown Prince, not just them, but even their families will not have good days.”

The Empress’ words were a threat and also a way to vent. Everyone present sympathized with the grand doctors, but no one dared to stand out at this time. They were all mortals, and sympathy was something they would possess only when they were sure they themselves were safe.

Zhao Dong felt that this action was not correct, but the present situation did not allow for him, a servant, to give advice. He silently left. Looking at the grand doctors kneeling outside the room, he sighed. Suddenly, he saw the procession of His Majesty appear at the corner, and he wanted to go into the hall to report to the Empress. However, the Chief Taijian Steward, Ma gonggong, who served the Emperor walked towards him. He could only stop and welcome the other with a smile.

“Hey, Little Dong, what is going on here?” Ma gonggong looked at the old grand doctors who had fallen in the snow and exclaimed. “Aiya, aren’t these people the masters of the grand hospital—how did they end up like this?”

Zhao Dong’s heart skipped a beat when he heard this. Before he could speak, he saw the imperial procession had reached him, and he hurriedly stepped back in order to kneel.

Qilong Emperor looked at the disorganized yard and said in a deep voice, “Have the grand doctors stand up, and the unconscious ones sent home. The others can all stand under the eaves and wait for summons.”

Zhao Dong’s anxiousness increased. He seemed to hear slight discontent from the Emperor’s words. Then he recalled that the survival of the Crown Prince was uncertain, and the Emperor only had this one son. Even if the Emperor was discontent, he would not do anything.

“The Emperor has arrived!”

When the people inside the room heard this announcement, they all stood and then stepped back. Yan Jin Qiu walked next to Hua Xi Wan and put her behind him as they bowed simultaneously towards the shadow clad in yellow.

“Stand up.”

Hua Xi Wan raised an eyebrow towards Yan Jin Qiu as she stood up. The Emperor did not seem to be in a good mood.

Yan Jin Qiu pinched her fingertip slightly to indicate for her not to worry.

The Emperor walked next to the bed and looked at the waxen-faced Crown Prince. He sighed and then when he turned his head, he saw the Crown Princess with red-rimmed eyes. He said to the Empress, “Zhen had people send back the grand doctors who have fainted outside. The Crown Princess is pregnant. If you think of nothing else, you should still think of accumulating good fortune for the unborn child.”

He was talking to the Empress. If they were talking in private, this would not be anything, but there were many members of the Imperial Family present. The Emperor really did not leave the Empress face in saying these words.

The Empress’ expression changed as though some emotion was about to erupt. However, when her gaze landed on the Crown Prince who was on the bed, the emotion instantly disappeared without a trace. She bowed her head and said, “Qie was too impulsive.”

The Emperor saw her acting like this and did not continue. He turned and looked at the Crown Princess standing at the side to say in a gentle voice, “You are pregnant; there is no need for you to attend the Crown Prince every day. There will be servants in the palace to take care of the Crown Prince in the future. You should go back and rest early.”

The Crown Princess looked at the Empress and then curtsied towards the Emperor. “Erxi bids farewell.”

The Empress said with a smile, “Your Father-Emperor is right. You are pregnant and cannot be careless.”

“Yes.” The Crown Princess curtsied again before taking the hand of a palace attendant and walking outside.

Hua Xi Wan watched out of the corner of her eye as the Crown Princess walked away with a group of palace attendants who carefully circled around her. Then she moved her gaze away silently.

The Empress looked indifferently at the back of the Crown Princess. Turning, she walked next to the bed, and tucked in the blankets for the Crown Prince. She said in a gentle tone, “Emperor, what should ben gong do if something happens to the Crown Prince? And what about the unborn child of the Crown Princess? What if he doesn’t have a father when he is born?”

The Empress’ words were sad, but Hua Xi Wan could hear that something was not right. If her previous guess was right, then the Crown Prince was the most important to the Empress. If something happened to the Crown Prince, then the babe inside the Crown Princess’ stomach…

“Do not worry, nothing will happen to the Crown Prince.” Qilong Emperor walked next to the bed. After looking at his son for a long time, he sighed. “Do not worry too much. Didn’t the imperial doctors say that nothing will happen if care is taken with the recovery? You should take care of yourself.”

“Even so, when qie thinks of the son suffering so much just after he came out of the prison, qie feels bad inside.” The Empress wiped away the tears at the corner of her eyes. “Emperor, you cannot allow the culprit to stay free.”

The Emperor said with a dark expression, “Do not worry; zhen’s son cannot be schemed against for nothing.”

No matter how disappointed he was in the Crown Prince, this was still his only son. Today, someone could poison the Crown Prince in Zhu Que Palace, then in the future, wouldn’t there be someone who would dare to try to poison him?

Seeing the Emperor and Empress angry, the other people present stopped breathing. If it wasn’t for the uselessness of the Crown Prince, a poisoning of the Crown Prince would be a matter that could shake all of the country. Fortunately, the Crown Prince was not a good person to start with. Even if something happened to him, there would not be any great effects.

They had a feeling that the Emperor and Empress seemed to intend for them to listen to this, but they had to appear as if they did not understand. This was because only people who had knowledge would overthink, so they had to act as though they did not understand.

Hua Xi Wan suddenly felt there was nothing interesting in the most noble couple of the Great Zhao Dynasty. They only seemed harmonious on the surface, and the thing was, they did not teach their son well. This was the heir to the future of the Great Zhao Dynasty. They did not teach their son well, and it wasn’t just one person who would be affected, but the people of this entire country.

What happened between them was none of her business. As an emperor, Qilong Emperor was becoming increasingly wilful and obstinate. Qilong Emperor as he was now could not be considered a good emperor.

Taking away her gaze, Hua Xi Wan looked at the tiles under her feet which shone, and did not want to raise her head.

“You can all leave. There is nothing majorly wrong with the Crown Prince now. You do not have to worry.”

As the Emperor had spoken, everyone flowed out. Yan Jin Qiu and Hua Xi Wan went to sit for a while with the Empress Dowager before they sat on the carriage to leave the imperial palace.

“What is it?” Yan Jin Qiu detected that Hua Xi Wan’s mood wasn’t quite right. He curled an arm around her waist and said, “You are not feeling well?”

Hua Xi Wan shook her head and said, “It’s nothing. I just felt slightly depressed.”

Seeing the tiredness in her brow, Yan Jin Qiu gathered her into his arms so she could lean more comfortably. “Depressed in mind?”

Hua Xi Wan’s hand stilled where she was pulling his robe. She raised an eyebrow, saying, “I feel depressed all over.”

“Then I will rub your chest for you.” Yan Jin Qiu smiled and moved to rub Hua Xi Wan’s chest. It caused Hua Xi Wan to laugh. In the end, she laughed so much she could only lie helplessly on Yan Jin Qiu’s chest. “No, no more. I can’t breathe.”

Seeing Hua Xi Wan’s blush from laughing so much, Yan Jin Qiu couldn’t resist kissing her cheek and saying in a gentle voice, “Do not worry, I will never allow you to enter such a predicament.”

Knowing what he was talking about, Hua Xi Wan’s mind shifted. She raised her head to look at Yan Jin Qiu, and then a moment later, buried her head in his shoulder. “You have to keep your word.”

Yan Jin Qiu hugged her tightly. For some reason, he thought about how she appeared during the matter of Lu Zhu when she had kicked the fake mountain in fury. In that moment, he had felt she was so beautiful he couldn’t move his gaze away.

His mother had been a gentle woman, and he had seen many women who were warm and gentle. Yet in his eyes, these women were like ancient paintings with thoughts. They might have some style, but they would shatter with a touch.

When he first saw Hua Xi Wan, he was stunned by her beauty, by her smile, but only just stunned. What really moved his heart was that anger when she was furious. At that time, she was like the only streak of color among black and white which caused his heart to move.

The closer they became, the more he felt that this kind of woman was one who was suited to walk shoulder-to-shoulder with him. She was lazy but not stupid, beautiful and intelligent, emotional but cool.

He did not need a noble lady who was so dignified that she was a statue, or a woman of the Imperial Family who would adhere to etiquette. She might be slightly lazy, or have her own thoughts, or was not the same in how she acted and what she was really like, but from beginning to now, what he wanted was a living woman, and not a puppet.

Sometimes, the path of a person was too hard to walk, and he needed to find someone suitable to walk it with him.

He had originally thought that he would never find a woman who would fulfill his standards, but by heaven’s blessing, he found her. Then he would do all he could to obtain her heart.

In this world, it was too difficult to find someone suited to him. How could he bear to miss a chance like this?

In reality, he and she were people of the same type. The heavens had them come together—this meant that the heavens had intended it to be so.

A match made in heaven should not be missed.

 

Translator Ramblings: From Yan Jin Qiu’s point of view. He really feels it is good fortune.

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33 thoughts on “八宝妆 Eight Treasures Trousseau Chapter Sixty Seven “Match in Heaven”

  1. Huftt… finally finished binge read this and voila new chapter.

    Today is good day, but it was for sure so hard to read at the beginning, even now.

    That Crown Princess and Emperor is the material i usually read before sleep for academic purpose( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Thank you for the chapter.

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  2. Thank you so much for the chapter! The Emperor and Empress seem like such a good foil to our couple, actually all other couples seem like a good foil to our couple. I love that this is in YJQ’s POV, and I love how he appreciates her as she is, despite her being lazy hahahah

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  3. Wow, the emperor and empress are putting on such a dull play. Mostly everybody wouldn’t want the useless crown prince to succeed the throne anyway, it would just bring harm to the Great Zhao Dynasty. Though I finally see how YJQ feels towards HXW, and it makes me happy. Thanks for the chapter.

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  4. *“Hey, Little Dong, what is going on here?” Ma gonggong looked at the old grand doctors who had fallen in the snow and exclaimed. “Aiya, aren’t these people the masters of the grand hospital—how did they end up like this?”*

    Even I could feel the ill tidings behind those words. Imperial family thru the eyes of the servants.

    *Yan Jin Qiu pinched her fingertip slightly to indicate for her not to worry.*

    XD

    *“Zhen had people send back the grand doctors who have fainted outside. The Crown Princess is pregnant. If you think of nothing else, you should still think of accumulating good fortune for the unborn child.”*

    The more I see him, The more angry I get.

    *What really moved his heart was that anger when she was furious. At that time, she was like the only streak of color among black and white which caused his heart to move.*

    Hahaha Oh, YJQ, you cutie

    *He had originally thought that he would never find a woman who would fulfill his standards, but by heaven’s blessing, he found her. Then he would do all he could to obtain her heart.*

    And this coming from a man who is not known to lose. HXW, watch out! lol

    Thank you for this chapter! It makes me feel sick to see the Emperor treat his daughter-in-law like that. Sicko family agh.

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  5. I think the emperor is play acting as he is more likely the one who poisoned the crown prince so his child in the crown princess tummy can be the heir to the throne as soon as it is born. Thanks for this surprise update.

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  6. Awwwwwwwww I’m dying of moe
    Such a good chapter
    I feel so assured our guy won’t cheat on our girl now for any reason.
    I love how they’re getting closer, and can make jokes and laugh and decompress together.
    GIVE ME MOAR DIABEETUS, MY BODY IS READY ❤

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  7. I really like that he seems to be attracted to more than her looks… Although my cynical heart can’t help but whisper her looks were probably the spark that started it all.

    Thanks for the chapter!

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    • Well, I’m sure he enjoys her beauty, but so does Hua Xi Wan enjoy his, right? People have always liked beauty, and they always will.
      Luckily, “beauty” is a subjective concept. After all, people don’t really fall in love in the complete absence of a spark/physical attraction, but physical attraction isn’t dependent on a person having grade A perfect looks.

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  8. I wonder what happens when you missed your match made in heaven 🤔 I guess it would result to be like everyone else in the palace.

    Thank you for the chapter ╭( ・ㅂ・)و ))) fufu

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  9. What chapter again that rock mountain’s kicking femma fettalle ? Just a small suggestion, if you could please put the link of the reference chapter as flash back..

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      • She isn’t that mad with her maid. Tho her mad towards her own maid is reasonable, the way that her husband dispose the maid’s unreasonable so much that she was even able to dispose a fake mountain in the yard with a kick..

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    • The rock-kicking happened in Chapter 28. It was before the Lu Zhu incident though (HXW had returned to her paternal home, and in her absence, Lu Zhu tried to get close to YJQ. After HXW returned to the then-junwangfu, she kicked the mountain and then asked about Lu Zhu’s movements in her absence, which then led to Lu Zhu’s dismissal). HXW kicked that mountain because YJQ was blatantly trying to win over HXW’s family (her father), and HXW absolutely didn’t want her relatives to get involved in the struggle for the throne, so she was mad at YJQ.
      For the Lu Zhu incident (where YJQ used her to frame the CP), HXW punishes him by banning him from her bed for a while (in Chapter 29).

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  10. Well this is interesting. I forgot, is the Crown Prince not the Empress’ biological son? Why is she so anxious to have a non blood-related grandchild? She basically set her daughter-in-law up with some guy (affair).

    Something’s gotta happen if our power couple is going to take control of the Empire. Seems like the author keeps dropping hints that the current Emperor sucks and needs to be replaced…

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    • The CP is the empress real son, she (the empress) didn’t set the crown princess with anyone, on the contrary, she’s livid, but continue to act like she’s not for the sake of his son (CP)

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  11. So it was seeing his stunning wife pulverizing a boulder of stone that made him fall hard for her😌😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 thanks for the chapter!!🙇🏻‍♀️

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  12. In another story, YJQ could be the antagonist, handsome yet ruthless, secretly vying for the throne. So it’s no wonder that he’d feel attracted to HXW, who’s not your usual evil scheming girl but also not a damsel in distress

    Oh and how does touching her chest equal to relieving her from depression? Lol

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  13. “For some reason, he thought about how she appeared during the matter of Lu Zhu when she had kicked the fake mountain in fury. In that moment, he had felt she was so beautiful he couldn’t move his gaze away.”

    “What really moved his heart was that anger when she was furious. At that time, she was like the only streak of color among black and white which caused his heart to move.”

    adjskadhlsdj YJQ is an M, isn’t he?! *flashbacks of his approval of HXW’s slap*

    Joking aside, thank you for the chapter!

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  14. Awww.. even though its not deep love, at least its something😌

    Thats the charm actually. His thoughts are very realistic and modernised. His heart moved not for a puppet but for a real living woman. And I like that.
    It’s understandable. After all, they are in an arranged marriage and are still newlyweds. To have the feeling of love straight away.. only in novels exists.
    I can tell that the author is trying to make the love in this novel as real as possible. Step by step they will fall for each other and become each other’s support while on the journey of making their own happy ending.

    That is one of the charms of this novel. Different from others that are too rushed and predictable😀😀

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  15. Hmm – just trying to picture the chest rubbing. Thanks for the chapter! I still get the feeling HXW sees this as the ultimate acting role – one that brings her comfort, power and a good looking spouse – but not totally love. That is going to take a bit longer.

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  16. This couple is very observant of all things around them.And because of it they both see the dangers .they cleave to one another because there is no other way to survive.They are both willing to fight to protect what they deem important.No matter what it takes.
    Great chapter. Thank you

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  17. Seeing Hua Xi Wan’s blush from laughing so much, Yan Jin Qiu couldn’t resist kissing her cheek and saying in a gentle voice, “Do not worry, I will never allow you to enter such a predicament.”

    Knowing what he was talking about, Hua Xi Wan’s mind shifted. She raised her head to look at Yan Jin Qiu, and then a moment later, buried her head in his shoulder. “You have to keep your word.”

    -but i don´t get what he´s talking about!!!
    could someone please explain??? :…(

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  18. I loved that POV…she was angry for a lot of things back then…xD
    Ohhh my goshh I love him so much…in this novels of female heroines I´m fond of him and Feng Cang…so far my favs couples are Feng QiQi x Feng Cang and Qiu´er x Wan´er…so cute…and I love how this Jin Qiu has so many flows in his personality…he so perfect to my tastes…even if I was wary of him at some point…and just like Xi Wan decided to trust him at some point, till that beautiful chapter “heart to heart” my my my…that…and Snowy night were THE CHAPTERS hahahah
    By the way everytime I read about the Crown Princess, rememering her in those chapters before Huo shi´s miscarriage, I feel so disgusted because I can see her being force and coaxed by the Emperor into cooking rice, and it couldn´t be just once…since he is not that good impregnating women, poor girl…I feel sad for her…she is not even vicious…really such ill fated to begging with…like how Xi Wan´er father said “into that kind of family…”

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