Chapter 29: The Fall.
Her face changed instantly from a gentle smile into a devil-like grin seconds before she pounced on Yan Luan and giving her a hard push.
“Go die!” Yan Fei screeched like a madman at her little sister’s falling figure.
The entire balcony was empty, except for the two of them, and unable to catch her footing on time, Yan Luan felt her body fell backward off the balcony of the third floor before she could even scream for help.
As she fell off the balcony, she could clearly see the malicious grin on Yan Fei’s crazed face as she leaned against the balcony while her eyes were filled with hatred as her mouth moved, but Yan Luan was unable to hear the words.
But it didn’t matter, as she knew her end was near.
Moments before her destined early death, she wondered if her brothers would be sad upon knowing her death… Perhaps, I hope?
It was as she had predicted, the butterfly effect of attempting to change history had not only hastened up her brothers’ vulgar actions, but also her death… But worst of all, she was going to die by the hands of an unknown character who wasn’t even recorded in their history book!
(TNote: That was a damn long fall, enough for her to think about so many issues smh 🤣)
She shut her eyes tightly together as she braced for the imminent impact, but to her surprise, there was no pain and instead, she had heard a low huff as she landed in someone’s arms.
Opening her eyes in confusion, Yan Luan realized that she was currently trembling within someone else’s arms, but her savior seemed to be in pain as he laid weakly on the floor while wincing in pain.
“Shit! Yan Xiao Luan, are you okay?! You bitch! What did you do!?” Jiang FuYuan, who had rushed towards the balcony just seconds ago, held Yan Fei tightly by the shoulders before screaming at Chu YunShang, who had shown up late coincidently.
(TNote: Like how she would call Xu Wan as Xu Xiao Wan, she now called Yan Luan as Yan Xiao Luan. It’s somewhat of a nickname.)
She quickly left the man’s embrace the moment she caught her breath and steadied her trembling body.
“Are you okay?” She asked worriedly as she landed her gaze onto the man’s face, only to pause in surprise as she realized that her savior was Wang NingZhi. Even though he was quite the skilled martial artist and that her body was extremely light, the inertia of her fall would deal a heavy blow to the person below, hence he was quite heavily injured.
“Are you okay? Are you injured? That bitch actually tried to kill you!” Jiang FuYuan, who had ran down all three flights of stairs with the speed of light, sobbed as she grabbed her best friend’s hands tightly within hers.
Yan Luan’s eyes were slightly damped too, as she had not fully recovered from the near-death experience, “I’m fine, he caught me.”
Jiang FuYuan’s loud voice had caught the attention of the men at the nearby stadium, and they had arrived quickly, but before they could understand the situation, Yan Luan had ordered the servants to bring Wang NingZhi into a room before searching for a doctor at a clinic.
Fortunately, it wasn’t a serious injury, as he had merely knocked his head when he fell onto the ground after catching her falling body, the deep slumber was a temporary state
Yan Luan stared at her comatose savior, if it wasn’t for him, she would’ve died, hence when the doctor came back with a bowl of medicinal soup, Yan Luan decided to feed it to him personally.
She took this chance to observe the man’s facial features, he was truly a fine specimen if it wasn’t for the instinctive pursed lips that somehow showed how lonely and aloof he was.
Loud noises could be heard from outside the room from Yan Fei’s crying and Jiang FuYuan’s screams of rage, but finally, it was Emperor QiLing who called the final decision which his clear and deep voice, “We would not allow this poisonous woman who tried to murder her own sister to live, Cousin Chu, I hope you’ll settle this soon.”
“Your majesty! Have mercy! I did not know what came over me just now, I didn’t mean to kill my sister! I’m innocent! Your majesty!” Yan Fei’s cries of mercy were ignored as she was dragged out of the villa by her cursing husband, and to Yan Luan’s surprise, she heard Chu YunShang plead ignorance to Yan Fei’s misdeeds before insisting that they’re no longer friends.
Not long after, Jiang FuYuan ran into the room holding a small box and she quickly placed it within Yan Luan’s arms, “I bet you’re still in shock, right? I’ve bought you a calming pill, you should take one. You’ve always been somewhat timid, but please be okay, that bitch must’ve been crazy!”
A fresh and calming fragrance could be smelled from the box even before she had opened it, but when she did, she saw a tiny black pill resting in the middle of the silk cloth and Yan Luan quickly popped it into her mouth. In all honesty, her heartbeat was still beating loudly against her chest while her sweat was endless, it was true that she’s still somewhat traumatized.
And if it wasn’t for this person, she would’ve been sent to the underworld right now.
“Where’s Yan Fei?”
“She was taken away by the servants of House Chu, Chu Meng mentioned that he would let your mother know, so I assumed that he’s no longer planning to keep her alive. But honestly, that bitch is really ruthless, and she had the nerve to say that it wasn’t don’t intentionally, I do wish I could slap her to death!”
Jiang FuYuan was very protective when it comes to her best friend, even when they were still in their past lives.
Yan Luan giggled as she watched Jiang FuYuan swing her wooden fan around as if she was slapping Yan Fei’s cheeks, but her smile faded instantly as she thought about how the news would surely reach her family, and that her brother would surely rush over here…
Suddenly, the still unconscious man on the bed twitched slightly before his eyes snapped wide open.
Yan Luan stared intently at the man’s deep eyes, his slightly brown tinted eyes were filled with gloom and indifference, but she managed to force out a grin nonetheless.
“You’re awake? Thank you for saving me, how do you feel?”
Such a beautiful man, it’s really unfortunate that he would choose the ice-beauty path like Yan Dao, and those eyes, the intensity within was almost comparable to Yan Jing.
Wang NingZhi frowned slightly as he tied to recall the events that happened, but when he landed his eyes on her exquisite face, his cold eyes flashed slightly but it was quickly hidden before anyone could notice.
“It’s fine, is WengZhu okay?”
Yan Luan grinned softly at his words, “It‘s all thanks to you, otherwise I’m probably just a dead body now…”
Wang NingZhi was slightly in a daze, as if momentarily blinded by her smile, and when he finally stood up from his bed, his ears were somewhat flushed, which caused Jiang FuYuan to giggle unendingly.
Meanwhile, Yan Luan, on the other hand, stared at her best friend in confuse.
“I was passing by coincidentally, but I assume you’re still in shock from today’s events, you should go back and rest. Remember not to go anywhere alone next time.”
His words and actions were unlike his father, as his were filled with a gentlemanly demeanor, and if it wasn’t for his aloof nature, she might even consider him a good acquaintance.
Realizing that her savior wished for them to leave, Yan Luan thanked him once again before leaving the room with her best friend in tow.
“The doctor said that you’ve hurt your head, you should take a good long rest and remember to take your medicine.” Yan Luan reminded him gently before stepping through the door and leaving into the distance.
Her gentle reminder sent the expressionless man into a halt, causing him to stand there unmovingly for a long while, as if reminiscing her soft words…
On their way out, they met Chu YunShang once again, but this time, a red palm mark could be seen clearly on her smooth and pale cheek. Yan Luan stared at her friend in shock, while the latter grinned nonchalantly back at her.
“She had always been like a prick in my eyes, I’ve just taken today as a chance to release my frustrations.” Jiang FuYuan said, not caring if her words were heard by Chu YunShang.
Meanwhile, Chu YunShang, who was rushing over to her crush’s room, glared at Jiang FuYuan grimly before halting slightly next to Yan Luan.
“Yan Luan, Lady Luck would not always be by your side, the next time you might not escape death……”
But when Yan Luan flashed a cold glare at the horrible woman, she had continued towards the door as if nothing had happened, and her lips curved into an adorable grin just right before she entered the room gracefully.
Were the events instigated by Chu YunShang??? So it seems that she wasn’t as stupid as we all thought she was… 🤔
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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…)