Chapter 25: The Reappearance Of The Jade Bracelet.
Not long after Yan Dao left, and as she was wallowing in her misfortune, footsteps sounded behind her once again. Thinking that her second brother had returned stubbornly, she immediately threw a pillow towards the sound, “Why have you returned? Hmph!”
Only to see Yan Jing standing near the door, smiling gently with the pillow in one hand and a food tray balanced on the other.
“Yan Dao mentioned that you’re awake, do have some porridge.”
“Take it away, I don’t wish to eat.”
As if he had not heard her words, he stirred the porridge slightly before take a spoonful and placing it near her lips, “Open up.”
His words were firm and strong, obviously not taking no for an answer, causing her to shut up quickly before unwillingly accepting her fate of being hand-fed.
“Good girl, you shouldn’t starve yourself just because you’re angry, otherwise I would get upset at you.”
And when he’s upset, misfortune shall befall on her…
“You monster!” She muttered unhappily at his words.
“En.” Yan Jing nodded happily, though this was not the first time he had been called a ‘monster’, the people who had called him that had probably decayed in their graves, but somehow, he had not felt any anger when she said it.
Reaching within his shirt, he grabbed an exquisite pouch before placing it on her hand.
The raging Yan Luan, who was prepared to retort against him once again, froze in her tracks as she stared at the object in shock.
“I received this from the Northern Royal family. I had intended to gift it to you during your adulthood party, but it seems that it was much more appropriate to gift it to you now.”
[The emperor had received a jade bracelet from the northerners and gifted it to his sister.]
Yan Luan sat up from the bed hurriedly, ignoring the pain between her thighs as she grasped onto the jaded bracelet, recalling Auntie Lee’s words… She had found this bracelet from her ancestor home and after having those unending wet dreams, she was sent here…
Now that she thought about it, the dreams seemed to overlap with this place, as the familiar voices within her dreams had called her ‘Ah Luan‘.
“This bracelet… Then I am…?”
The inevitable questions that she had avoided until now, were once again raised, but if she’s the real Yan Luan, then who was the previous owner of this body?
“What are you thinking? Do you really like this bracelet? It seems that it was right to spare him.” Yan Jing patted her head gently and lovingly.
“Ah, he’s the infamous northern witch, father had prevented us from killing him as his powers were strong, but he had suddenly given me this bracelet, telling me to pass it to you while claiming that you would definitely like it.”
Yan Jing stared at the panicked and confused Yan Luan aa his eyes flashed complicatedly. No, of course, that wasn’t the only reason for sparing that man’s life… As he had other reasons for bringing back this bracelet.
The northern witch? She remembered Auntie Lee mentioning that the northerners were strong witches and her bracelet had hailed from the northern royalties. Not only that, her bracelet was said to hold the power to distort time and space.
“Are we able to find this witch once more?” For some strange reasons, she could feel a sense of dread crawling within her. If all of these had happened because of this bracelet, then perhaps the witch would know something about this situation?
“Of course was can.” Yan Jing nodded his head in confirmation as he gazed at her anxiousness, “Ah Luan, can you tell me what actually happened previously at House Chu? Why would Chu YunShang push you into the pond for no reason?”
Yan Luan furrowed her brows tightly together, How would I know?
“I don’t know, but I’ve heard from my Momo about her being close friends with Yan Fei, and what happened that day was instigated by her illegitimate sister.”
Madame Bian had always been an unremovable thorn within Yan Fei’s heard, which is why she had hated every single person of House Yan, especially Princess YongKang and Yan Luan. It’s highly possible that the attempted murder was a way to wipe her from this world, while Chu YunShang’s actions were merely the unrestrained jealousy of a noble lady.
As it was her first time, Yan Luan had ended up spending three whole days resting within her quarters… Ignoring the fact that her brothers would visit her every night just to use her as a body pillow…
She had rejected the horrible idea at first, but regretfully, she had lost the battle before it had even started.
But being vigorous young men, they would always fooled around with her before sleeping, stopping only when she cried out in pain.
As for tonight, she was staring at the twin mountains on both sides of her, each holding the bedsheets high up, like the pillars of the world which had supported the sky for eternity.
She burst out giggling at the sight, only to have both hands caught by both brothers immediately as they wrapped her palms around their pillars.
Her eyes were wide in shock as she felt the two burning and pulsing hardness within her numbed palms, they would not release her even when she had begged for mercy…
Yan Luan woke up around midnight, and as she stared at her sleeping brothers beside her, her pondering eyes were somewhat unfocused.
According to the history she knew, MiYang WengZhu had died early, right before her elder brother, Wu Di, ascended to the throne, while Yan Jing, who had became the emperor, would die three years after her death in a war. Yan Dao, on the other hand, had disappeared entirely from history right after Yan Luan’s tragic death.
What actually happened to these three people that history failed to capture?
It was now June, and the summer heat was at its peak. Queen Dowager Chu had demanded that she would reside in her summer home with her servants in tow and return only when summer is over, but her words had been disapproved by the many voices at court, and she had killed a number of the court men in her anger.
The court was in a huge uproar, while Yan Jing and Yan Dao were both summoned back home to discuss this issue.
As for Yan Luan, she had been left in the villa as both of them could not bear to make her suffer the summer heat within the city.
These few days alone had been the best days of her life, as she would spend her entire day hiding from the heat in her room while eating desserts and reading some novels.
“It seems that you’re really enjoying this.” Yan Dao’s voice sounded up suddenly from the door, giving her a huge shock as she jumped away from the couch.
“Y…you, didn’t you leave?”
Yan Dao walked towards her after commanding a handmaiden to fetch him some warm water. He took off his outer coat quickly before tossing it simply to the side, while his eyes glinted darkly at her as he took the book from within her grasp.
“‘The Ghosts of the Chilling Mountain’? It seems that your love for books would never fade.” He muttered softly before continuing, “I’m not well versed with political matters, hence I had returned to keep you company.”
His dark eyes moved away from her book before landing on her huge twin mountains, giving her a shock as she quickly wrapped her coat tightly around herself.
Yan Luan glared angrily at him before snatching her book back from him, while silently hiding her feet under her long dress, as the spot he had bitten a few days ago was still somewhat painful…
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Yan Luan – Title “Mi Yang Weng Zhu”, the daughter of the imperial princess
Yan Jing – Eldest brother of Yan Luan, momentarily thought to be the ‘Legendary instant-cum’.
Yan Dao – Second brother of Yan Luan
Imperial Princess – Title “Princess YongKang”, favorite sister of the current emperor
Yan Rong – consort of Princess YongKang, father of Yan Luan, Yan Jing, Yan Dao and Yan Fei.
Lord Chu – Title “Guo Jiu”, brother of the current Queen Dowager
(TNote: Guo Jiu means “uncle of the country”, usually bestowed to the emperor’s uncle.)
Lady Chu – Legitimate wife of Lord Chu after his previous legitimate wife passed away
Chu YanShang – Title “Xian Zhu”, daughter of Lord Chu, pampered and loved by the queen dowager
Jiang FuYuan – the other girl who had drowned together with Yan Luan on the day of the feast.
Lord and Lady Jiang – House Jiang was bestowed the title “Heng Guo Gong”. It is a title of nobility and authority. (TNote: From what I’ve seen, there are usually 4 of these Guo Gong in each country, the position is pretty high, I think it’s right under the Wang title if I’m not mistaken…)