Chapter 52: The Queen’s Ascension.
When it was finally time to stop, it took them a lot of time and effort to fully remove the burmese bells buried deep within her, as the brothers’ seeds were flowing out from her in waves.
“This thing is honestly wonderful, we should use it more in the future.” Yan Dao’s eyes shone as he cleaned the toy thoroughly.
Yan Jing had merely smiled, but Yan Luan blushed immediately at his words and quickly pick up a nearby pillow before throwing it towards her shameless second brother, unfortunately, her limbs were still soft and somewhat trembling, hence the pillow was easily caught by him.
“Hm? Why is it so wet?” Yan Dao raised his eyebrows as he held onto the damp pillow.
He had said it knowingly with a playful tone, which embarrassed Yan Luan so much that she could only bury her face within Yan Jing’s arms. In fact, the pillow she had thrown was the one Yan Jing had placed underneath her buttocks previously, OF COURSE it would be wet!
At the end of the month, a royal edict was finally released to the public regarding the national marriage, which was dated in the following month. The obvious rush of things had caused many to doubt the sincerity of the news, but this had been silenced by the Queen Dowager’s quick response and the recent rumor of Jiang FuYuan’s pregnancy.
It was to be expected, since HengGuo GongFu, though their roots were not in the city, they were still one of the houses with actual power and authority, plus the fact that they were on friendly terms with the Princess YongKang, and now, the Queen Dowager.
Hence, not even Wang Yong, the prime minister, could stop it if he wanted to.
“Congratulations, you’re going to be Queen soon, I bet you’re beaming with now now!” Yan Luan giggled as she passed her best friend a cup of tea. She might not seem like it, but in fact, she was very happy for her best friend, to think that she had finally found her own place to call home here in a timeline that she had not belonged to.
“It’s all thanks to your awesome mother, otherwise, I doubt that mangy dog Wang Yong would’ve agreed to this so easily.” Jiang FuYuan chuckled loudly as she tasted her tea in pretense grace.
In actual fact, Wang Yong had controlled the country behind the scenes for more than ten whole years, and he was definitely not a dumb ruffian. The reason why Yuan Jun was still single after all these years even though he was the emperor was all thanks to him.
It was common sense, as a puppet emperor had no need for queen with a strong backing.
But thankfully, because of Princess YongKang and the issue with Wang AnZhi, Wang Yong had no reason and no excuses to object to this marriage.
But still, he might not have agreed to it so easily if it wasn’t for the fact that the Queen Dowager had been planning to convince House Jiang into joining her own faction.
“Ah, but that’s because it’s you, with your family and its position in court, that this could happen with a little push from my mother. She had said so too, and look at you now! Tsk, I really admire you.”
“Nonsense! I’m the one in admiration of you, alright? I mean, just look at your two brothers! They’re like the dream men of every single woman alive, though honestly, I’m a little intimidated by your elder brother, he’s a little too dominating for my taste.”
Jiang FuYuan shivered a little as she rubbed the rising goosebumps on her arms, she had met Yan Jing many times, but even though he had been smiling warmly at her, she would always feel a little weak in her legs…
But that’s probably the aura he had developed as the successor of a powerful house.
“Is that so? I used to be scared of him too, but no longer, they… treat me really well.” She murmured softly as her face beamed with an unhideable joy in life while her eyes shone with those of someone in love.
She was basically beaming sincerely with happiness and was in a state of content.
Pinching a cupcake with her fingers, Jiang FuYuan took a tiny bite before continuing with a laughter, “Mm, too sweet~” She complained in pretense, “Ah, I’ve heard that Wang Yong had initially planned for my Yuan Jun to take the third miss from HaiYun Hou as queen, and coincidentally, I met her yesterday, but I must say that she was really lacking in looks.”
HaiYun Hou? Yan Luan blinked in surprise, though they were, too, a HouFu, they were still a ninth grade family, whereas Jiang FuYuan’s parents were first grade HouFus.
HaiYun Hou was a family known for their worthless family members, which had never achieved anything in the three generations of their existence, and it was rumored that they would be kicked out of the nobles’ circle soon. They had no real power, or held any army in their hands.
Hence, the third miss would’ve been the perfect queen to the puppet emperor… Or a match made in heaven, as Wang Yong called it.
It was pure luck that the Queen Dowager had initially planned to marry her favorite niece, Chu YunShang, to her son, which was why the third miss from HaiYun Hou had not been married to Yuan Jun.
“Why did you meet her?”
“Hmph, I heard from my future mother-in-law that Wang Yong had always been implying that the third miss from HaiYun Hou would eventually become the next queen, but now that I’ve distrusted their plans, they had visited the Queen Dowager to discuss on the broken promises.”
The discussion was, of course, to salvage as much as possible from the implied promises, and according to their words, though their third miss weren’t able to be the imperial queen, she would be more than willing to become an imperial concubine instead.
Yan Luan frowned slightly at her best friend’s words, before setting down the teacup she had been holding, “What happened in the end? The Queen Dowager is undoubtedly trapped in an awkward situation, because if she allowed that woman to marry her son, she would offend both of our houses, but if she doesn’t, she would offend Wang Yong.”
“Hehe, you’re really quick to pick up on these things, you would definitely be much more suited to be a queen than me.” Jiang FuYuan chuckled softly, “Eh, perhaps you WILL become one in the future~ Eh? Don’t glare at me like that~~”
Yan Luan rolled her eyes at her teasing friend, but in her past life, Yan Jing HAD indeed became the emperor, but the world and fate is constantly moving and changing, so there was no way to accurately predict the future.
“But yeah, coming back to our topic, that damn Chu MiaoZi had agreed to it, bestowing her the title of an imperial concubine after my wedding is over.” Her words were calm and flat, as if she did not mind it at all.
Yan Luan’s brows furrowed together unhappily upon hearing her friend’s words, “Are you really okay with it?”
This was a polygamy society, and being someone who grew up with a monogamous view, it was extremely difficult for them to accept the culture here.
Though, on second thought, it’s basically impossible for an emperor to have only one wife, as he would’ve been forced to take on many concubines to make sure his Royal bloodline would sustain and prosper.
“Why should it bother me? It’s not as if I wouldn’t be able to handle them~” The corners of Jiang FuYuan’s lips curved up into a sly smile, “I’m doing this for my husband after all, after being a puppet for so many years, this is the least I could do for him.”
So this is the power of love! Yan Luan was truly in shock, to think that the stubborn and short-tempered Jiang ShaSha from before, could bear and sacrifice so much for a man…
“It’s great that you could think of it that way, as long as the two of you could be together forever. But still, do let me know if you ever need help.”
“Rest assured, my previous twenty years of experience with men weren’t for naught~” She giggled proudly, “But you, on the other hand… I’ve heard news that Wang AnZhi has already recovered, and I’m betting my money that he would try to avenge himself… Please try your best to stay at home, you never know what a crazy and perverted man would do.”
Yan Luan was still kept in the dark regarding what her elder brother had did, hence she had assumed that he had merely broke Wang AnZhi’s limbs, though she had heard news of the Queen Dowager’s decree to Wang AnZhi to take Chu YunShang as his legitimate wife…
‘En, I’ll be mindful of it.”
But though she understood the severity of the issue, and that her family would protect her, it had not eased her much, as the trauma from that horrible day was still fresh within her mind.
Her nightmares were still continuing, and his demonic face would stare back at her every single time.
An unknown servant had blocked the pathway of her carriage when she arrived at the gate of HuaiYin HouFu. The servant was prostrating on the ground and claiming that Yan Fei had insistently invited her for a chat.
“Is that so? Let’s go then.”
It took merely fifteen minutes to reach Yan Fei’s cottage, and though it was small, the place looked newly renovated and clean.
As soon as she stepped into the cottage, she noticed that Yan Fei was already at the door waiting for her arrival, “Ah Luan is here, please make yourself at home.”
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I BET that bitch had some nasty plan readied for our FL again!! Like bruhhhh that bitch was the actual culprit behind FL’s past life’s death, and FL is visiting Yan Fei’s cottage, ALONE!!! Furthermore, this is legit right after Jiang FuYuan reminded her to stay at home because Wang AnZhi had recovered… I am legit like 🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️
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
Yan Fei – Elder sister of Yan Luan, vicious and revengeful towards her family due to her dead mother, who had been a mistress to Yan Rong. Hated Yan Luan due to her engagement to Emperor QiLing.
Princess YongKang – Aunt of the current emperor, mother to Yan Luan, Yan Jing, Yan Dao and Yan Fei. Holds dominance of the HuaiYin Hou.
Yan Rong – consort of Princess YongKang, father of Yan Luan, Yan Jing, Yan Dao and Yan Fei.
Bian Shi – Childhood friend and illegitimate wife of Yan Rong, mother to Yan Fei. She had been kept in his personal villa for many years as a secret lover, finally given the title of a mistress only after Yan Fei was born. Princess YongKang had somewhat allowed her into HuaiYin Hou, but she had, instead, tried to cause a rift between her husband and the princess, finally resulting in her imminent death on the hands of Princess YongKang.
Emperor QiLing – Current emperor of the dynasty, his full name was Yuan Jun and he was kept in position as a puppet-emperor by his overly-ambitious mother. He had a very weak and sickly body. Yan Luan’s fiancee.
Queen Dowager Chu – Her maiden name was Chu MiaoZi, mother to Emperor QiLing and sister to Lord Chu. She was a manipulative and ambitious woman who seeks to grab the entire dynasty within her palms.
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 YunShang – Title “Xian Zhu”, daughter of Lord Chu, pampered and loved by the queen dowager
Chu Meng – Brother to Chu YunShang, husband of Yan Fei and fiancee to Princess Hanna.
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…)
Princess Hanna – youngest princess from the northern country, likes Emperor QiLing but is engaged to Chu Meng (Yan Fei’s husband).
Zhao Yu – Princess YongKang’s loyal personal hand-maiden, sort of like a butler who handles all of her daily affairs and orders. (Used to be Zhao Yan, but the author decided to change her name midway through the story)
HaiYun Hou – The lord of a ninth grade HouFu, this name was never mentioned (up until now), the prime minister initially had plans to marry the 3rd miss of this family to Emperor QiLing, as he believed they were “a match made in heaven” due to one being a puppet emperor and the other a mere woman with no strong backing.