The Cry of the Phoenix Which Reached the Ninth Heaven

Volume 1 Chapter 8

Chapter 8: Rolling Out From Within Prostitutes

“It’s not that I have incredible foresight but that I understand Father’s style too well. Liu Xing, do you still remember who that white silk pants gongzi ge that attacked you last time was?” Each person that intended her harm, Yao Mo Wan deeply ingrained them in her memory. She won’t let a single one of them off.

“I remember.” Liu Xing nodded vigorously. That time, it was due to the lucky fact that Miss was able to use her identity as the third daughter of the Yao family to intimidate that group of bastards. Otherwise, afraid that he would no longer be alive to serve at Miss’s side.

“Leak the news out, say that before Lou Yu Xin disappeared he had met him.” Yao Mo Wan commanded in a mild tone.

“Miss means?” Liu Xing couldn’t quite make sense of the matter and looked at Yao Mo Wan confused.

“Whether other people know doesn’t matter, but we must definitely let Big Madam know.” Yao Mo Wan added a bit of a reminder.

“Liu Xing understands!” Liu Xing suddenly understood. Just as he was about to leave, Yao Mo Wan called him back.

“You…… did you ask around about the Esteemed Prince’s situation?” If life could be relived once again, she truly wished that night, when Ye Jun Qing saved her from the hands of those bandits, he had removed the silver mask on his face. That was originally Ye Hong Yi’s mask. At the moment when she finally found out the truth, she had already become Ye Hong Yi’s wang fei.

王妃 – “wang fei” the official wife of the Wang Ye, aka Princess Consort/Imperial Consort. I’m guessing this is before Ye Hong Yi became king, when he was still a prince.

I just realized that 肃亲王 was not Prince Su but his title as a prince. Like the way Mo Wen Chen has the title of Bei Ding Hou wang ye. That wang in wang ye is the same wang in Su Qing Wang, they both refer to king/prince. The titles of prince are pretty much preceded by adjectives such as respect, solemn, honest or prominent and and the titles depend on lineage according to wikipedia. So Ye Jun Qing is the ‘Solemn Prince’, because he came after the ‘Solemn Loyal Prince’. The character 肃 can also mean respectful…. So, henceforth Prince Su will become the Esteemed Prince.

“Replying Miss, regarding the Esteemed Prince’s situation, there was no need to specially ask around at all. Right now the entire marketplace is circulating the news of the Esteemed Prince’s defeat and retreat. He took quite a blow, and now he’s completely depressed in his residence. Every day he calls for girls from the Fragrant Harmony Courtyard to pour drinks and chat. He has completely let himself go. The emperor declared that he once did many meritorious deeds for the country so he would not be punished but rather rewarded. However, the Esteemed Prince only wanted a jar of good wine, so His Majesty would send people every day to bestow upon the Esteemed Prince the best wine in the palace.” Liu Xing reported everything that he had heard.

“What a clever method. It keeps in accordance with his sanctimonious style……” Yao Mo Wan murmured to herself, a bit of chill overflowed from the depths of her pupils. But she didn’t understand. Ye Jun Qing had grasp of a massive military force, how could he have fallen to such a predicament? The reason she signed the testimony that day, besides for the sake of saving her Zhong er, was also because she thought of this. That’s why she agreed to the terms. But in any case, it was her that implicated the Esteemed Prince, whether it was based on reason or on emotions, she should still go and take a look.

At the Fragrant Harmony Courtyard entrance, the female brothel keeper with heavy makeup took the banknotes from Ting Yue’s hands and very happily pulled Yao Mo Wan who was dressed up like a prostitute onto the palanquin.

“Set off!” The brothel keeper shouted. Outside the Fragrant Harmony Courtyard, seven palanquin were lifted at the same time, majestically heading towards the Esteemed Prince’s residence. Along the way, passerbys raised their eyebrows and pointed, their conversations mostly ridiculed Ye Jun Qing’s decadent and loose behavior, and for not caring about the nation’s affairs. There were also a few that sighed with sorrow for this formidable generation, yet with a slight setback he stumbled and could not rise again, how sad.

In the palanquin, Yao Mo Wan heard these talks but didn’t keep it in mind. The common people in the marketplace were just repeating what everyone said, they don’t know the sinister hearts of people for the idea of victory belonging to the tiger. If she bothered to dispute about this with them, afraid that even if she waste her whole lifetime she still wouldn’t be able to explain clearly.

In this world, perhaps there’s no one that understand Ye Hong Yi better than her. Ye Jun Qing is just like a thorn stabbed in Ye Hong Yi’s chest, one day that he leaves it be, it’s one day that he cannot sleep peacefully. The fact that Ye Jun Qing to be able to live until now wasn’t because of brotherly affection, it was because he feared to opposition of the military forces in the imperial court. That was why he didn’t dare to rush into action against Ye Jun Qing. Thus he used this method to vilify Ye Jun Qing’s image in the military circles, waiting for Ye Jun Qing to be forgotten, then move to eradicate him.

“Lower the palanquins—” The brothel keeper’s voice called out once again. Yao Mo Wan only felt the palanquin jolt for a moment before it had already been set on the ground. The current her lifted the curtain a bit impatiently, only to see that those six prostitute girls had already gotten off and were surrounding the entrance of the Esteemed Prince’s residence. Compared to them, her own actions were still a bit slower.

“You all rolled out of a pile of prostitutes, don’t say that Aunt Gui didn’t remind you guys. Be reserved, don’t do anything to overstep your bounds. Special achievement is not required, just don’t commit any hyperactive blunders!”

Yao Mo Wan who was at the side heard it clearly, her mouth slightly curled. Looks like, this act of calling for prostitutes every day is also one of Ye Hong Yi’s tricks.

“Aunt Gui, rest assured, for us sisters just catching a glance of the great Chu nation’s most beautiful man from a distance is already more than enough. If wangye doesn’t like us, there’s no way we could plaster ourselves on him.”

王爷 – “wang ye” = Prince/Master, wang by itself meaning something along the lines of king (8)

“That’s right. Aunt Gui, don’t worry and just head back. Once five passes all you have to do is pick us up.”

At this time, there were already girls that couldn’t wait any longer lightly knocking on the door. Yao Mo Wan silently stood behind everyone, her heart couldn’t help but sigh with sorrow. The heavens truly loves Ye Jun Qing so much, not only letting him dominate the battlefields unrivaled, it even bestowed upon him a magnificent, peerlessly handsome face. As Yao Mo Wan contemplated this, the door already opened.

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