Translator – Xiao He Lian

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Chapter 43.2

For a while, the tent was quiet.

Shi Ye got a headache from Wen Lian’s earth-shattering cry, so he closed his eyes and rubbed the center of his brows.

“Royal Brother has always hated people who love to cry.” Shi Jin sighed, “It must have been really hard for imperial brother just now.”

Wen Chi: “…”

Originally, he was considering whether to beg for the protagonist Wen Liang.
However, after hearing what Shi Jin said he was so frightened that he quickly swallowed back the words that had been lingering on the tip of his tongue.

Forget it, he, who is also a crybaby, should not rush to his death.

Wen Liang came in and was taken out again within less than a stick of incense.
This sudden change of events stunned Li Hao who came in together with Wen Liang.
He stood there with a pale face and suddenly wanted to leave.

It’s a pity that this place is not where he can come and go whenever he wants.
He felt his legs were so weak that they could not support the weight of his body but he had to force himself to continue standing.

At this moment, Shi Ye’s gaze turned to him.

Li Hao noticed Shi Ye’s gaze wandering over him and almost slumped to the ground like Wen Liang just now.

“As for you, Li Hao…” Shi Ye’s hesitant voice rang out, seemingly recalling something, “Bengong seems to have heard this name somewhere.”

Eunuch Zhu said in a timely manner: “Your Royal Highness, you may have forgotten that he is Li Hao, the son of Li Wen from the Li family in Jiangnan and he was also one of the main culprits who kidnapped and imprisoned a folk woman three years ago.
Although the matter was not a big deal at the time, several Lords mentioned this to you and said that Li Hao has been taken into custody.
I do not know why he was released so quickly.

Li Hao: “…”

Shi Ye let out a long sigh: “I remember now, so you are that Li Hao.”

Li Hao was stunned.
How could he have thought that he was only here to attend a peach blossom banquet but someone rehashed the old millet and rotten sesame seeds1A metaphor for an old, irrelevant word or thing a few years ago.

And the person who found out about it was His Royal Highness the Crown Prince…

“Your Royal Highness, please spare my life, I have paid the due punishment.
I have changed myself to be a new man.” Li Hao knelt down on the ground with a thump, kowtowed and pleaded.

Shi Ye lowered his eyes and looked down at Li Hao: “Just three years, how is it enough for you to reform yourself?”

After he finished speaking, he called again, “Zhu Xian.”

Eunuch Zhu hurriedly said: “The servant is here.”

Shi Ye ordered lightly: “Throw him back into prison and keep him locked up for another thirty years.”

When Li Hao heard this, his eyelids rolled instantly and he fainted from fright on the spot.

However, this did not affect the actions of the guards, who immediately stepped forward and dragged him out like a dead fish.

However, no one noticed that the red thread that Li Hao casually hung around his neck fell out while being dragged by the two guards and silently fell on the grass.

After the two guards dragged Li Hao away, a pair of black boots stopped in front of the stone.

Then, a hand picked up the stone.


Shi Jin watched Li Hao being dragged away.
He felt very uncomfortable but he couldn’t explain the reason for his discomfort, so he got up and said goodbye to Shi Ye and went back to his tent to rest.

Wen Chi hesitated for a long time but still couldn’t help saying: “Your Royal Highness, are you going to kill Wen Liang?”

Shi Ye didn’t answer but instead asked, “Do you want me to kill him?”

Wen Chi shook his head: “Although my relationship with him is indeed not that close, I don’t want him to die at the hands of me or Your Royal Highness.”

Hearing this, Shi Ye paused, turned his head and looked at Wen Chi with an unpredictable expression.
He could not tell whether he was happy or angry, his eyes were as calm as a lake with no ups and downs:  “You can’t bear to part with him?”

Wen Chi still shook his head.

Shi Ye said stubbornly, “Give me a reason.”

It’s not because he is cowardly but he is afraid of being retaliated against by Wen Liang and the system and even more afraid of being backlashed by Wen Liang’s  protagonist halo.

However, it was absolutely impossible to say these words, so he could only tactfully change the words: “I don’t want to kill people.”

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When he got this answer, Shi Ye was stunned for a moment and suddenly laughed out loud.
The more he laughed the louder it became and his long and his eyes narrowed slightly, but there was a frightening cold light in them.

After a while, Shi Ye raised his hand: “Do you know how many lives have been killed by Bengong’s hand?”

As the saying goes, the more you know, the sooner you die.
Wen Chi doesn’t want to know how many people Shi Ye has killed.
He saw that the topic was about to run in an uncontrollable direction, and he suddenly caught Shi Ye’s hand suspended in midair with both hands. 

Shi Ye stared at him in surprise.

Wen Chi said solemnly: “I believe Your Royal Highness was only defending yourself.”

After he said that, Shi Ye suddenly grabbed Wen Chi’s wrist with his backhand.
Without waiting for Wen Chi to react, his hand exerted a slight force and easily pulled Wen Chi in front of him.

Wen Chi was taken aback and reflexively wanted to dodge to the side, which ended up in him staggering and directly to sit on Shi Ye’s lap.

Wen Chi: “…”


He had a premonition that his head would be smashed in the next moment.

Just when Wen Chi was about to stand up, he suddenly saw Eunuch Zhu lifting the veil and walking in from the corner of his eyes: “Your Highness, the banquet will start soon, please move ……”

Before he finished speaking, the voice abruptly stopped.

When Eunuch Zhu realized that something was wrong, the teacup on the table had already risen into the air and rushed straight to Eunuch Zhu’s forehead.


After resting for a long time, Shi Jin felt that the inexplicable palpitations eased a lot.
He suspected that he was sick or had eaten something he shouldn’t eat and planned to go back and let a doctor have a look.

After the banquet began, all the people in the tent had to move outside.

Shi Jin came to his seat weakly and sat down.
Facing the good wine and food and the enchanting and beautiful dancers, he couldn’t arouse the slightest interest.

Don’t know how long the banquet has been going on but the Grand Princess’s maid suddenly took out a small ball made of wicker.
She said that when the Grand Princess beat the drum with her back to the crowd, the crowd should pass the ball in order of their seating position.

Finally, when the drum stops, the person who gets the ball needs to perform a talent.

When everyone heard these words, they clapped their hands and applauded.

The Grand princess started to beat the drum enthusiastically and the ball was passed down by the crowd in turn.

The Grand Princess beat the drum for a long time and suddenly stopped.

“Who got the ball?” The eldest princess turned to look and said with a smile, “The one who got the ball should stand up by himself.”

Following the Grand princess’s words, the crowd very tacitly looked in one direction.

Wen Chi also curiously looked in that direction.

According to the plot in the novel, Wen Liang had the opportunity to play the guqin in public through this game but now that Wen Liang was taken away by Shi Ye’s people not long ago, this plot should also change…

Soon, Wen Chi saw a tall and thick man standing up shyly.
He blushed and struggled for a long time and finally said with great difficulty: “I am a rough person so I don’t have many talents, how about I play the guqin for everyone to listen.”

Wen Chi: “…”

At the same time, Shi Jin who was absent minded suddenly raised his head to look at the man.
He recognized the man, he was a well-known military general in the court.
He had made many military exploits in recent years and was extremely trusted by his father.

But why…

Why did his emotions, which had finally calmed down, start tumbling again? His heartbeat was even faster than before.

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