The Emperor Has An Illness - Chapter 1
Translated by: Jellylynn
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Edited by: Lynn
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Names mentioned in this chapter (which can also be found in the glossary):
-廖青青(Liào qīngqīng)- Liao Qing Qing, the female lead.
-廖容华(Liào róng Huà)- Lady Liao of Lovely Countenance, the female lead’s current designation.
-廖良仪(Liào liángyí)- Liao Liangyi, the female lead’s previous designation.
-景礼帝(jǐng lǐ dì)- Emperor Jing Li, the male lead.
-福生(fú shēng)- Fu Sheng, the emperor’s chief eunuch.
-福公公(fú gōnggong)- Eunuch Fu, referring to Fu Sheng.
-荷香(Hé xiāng)- He Xiang, the female lead’s maidservant
-梨声阁(lí shēng gé)-Lisheng Pavillion, the place where the female lead resides.
“The imperial decree has arrived——”
Liao Qing Qing, who was reclining on a chaise lounge and reading folk stories, sat up abruptly when a shrill voice broke the calm of Lisheng Pavilion.
A blank expression on her face.
She hasn’t heard it wrongly, right?
An imperial decree?
When Liao Qing Qing transmigrated to the Great Wei Dynasty from the 21st century, she also gained the original owner’s entire lifetime memories.
She knew that the original owner had only been a small Liangyi in the harem until her death. She had never been favoured by the emperor, and had lived an uneventful and smooth life.
Why did an imperial decree suddenly arrive?
“Liao Liangyi, receive the imperial decree!” Fu Sheng, the chief eunuch, who accompanied the Emperor, had already walked to the front of the hall.
Liao Qing Qing and her maidservant, He Xiang, along with the others paid their respects.
Fu Sheng unfolded the decree and read it aloud, “Announcing the Emperor’s edict. It is decreed that Liao Liangyi, with a quiet and graceful appearance, beautiful and light-hearted, dignified and ladylike, modest and courteous. She is hereby ennobled as Lady Liao of Lovely Countenance.
She has been promoted?!
He Xiang was overjoyed.
Liao Qing Qing looked at Fu Sheng in astonishment.
Fu Sheng handed over the decree and said with a smile, “Congratulations to Lady Liao of Lovely Countenance.”
“Many thanks to Eunuch Fu. I’m grateful to Eunuch Fu for making the trip. The weather is hot. Come in and have a cup of herbal tea to beat the heat.” In the meantime, let’s talk about how she suddenly got promoted.
“No, no, the Emperor is still waiting for this servant.” Fu Sheng politely refused and smiled, “Then, Lady Liao of Lovely Countenance prepares to attend to the Emperor in the evening. This slave will now take my leave.”
To attend to the Emperor?!
I still need to attend to the Emperor?!
Liao Qing Qing was completely baffled.
When He Xiang heard this, she was thrilled. She felt that she had a stroke of fortune for following the right master. Lady Liao of Lovely Countenance had been promoted so quickly; even better, she needed to serve the Emperor. This was a blessing that other masters could not even ask for!
Without waiting for Liao Qing Qing to say more, she automatically rewarded Fu Sheng a silver and said some words of thanks. After sending Fu Sheng away, she turned around and bowed to Liao Qing Qing, “This maidservant, He Xiang, greets Master. Congratulating her on her promotion to Lady of Lovely Countenance.”
Liao Qiang Qing asked He Xiang bewilderedly, “He Xiang, does His Majesty know me?”
He Xiang, “…” For this, He Xiang doesn’t know.
Liao Qing Qing asked again, “Why did His Majesty promote me to a higher position?”
“…” He Xiang still doesn’t know.
“How did he know that I am ‘quiet and graceful, beautiful and quick-witted, dignified and ladylike, modest and courteous’?” The Emperor must not have seen her gnawing on a pig’s loafers.
He Xiang thought that her master was nervous because she was suddenly promoted to Lady of Lovely Countenance. She hurriedly comforted, “Master, you don’t need to be afraid. Since you have been promoted to Lady of Lovely Countenance, it means that His Majesty definitely values Master. Master only needs to serve the Emperor well and in the future, the days will be even better.”
What kind of international joke is that?
She didn’t have any talent in dancing, music, painting, and poetry. What could be making her life better? If she was not being careful, she would become a stepping stone for the women in the harem. Was it possible to not meet the Emperor?
The original owner clearly had nothing to do with the Emperor until her death. She wanted to live her life in such a leisurely manner, but now… She vaguely felt her transmigration had caused things to shift. There was no way she could go back to a smooth and uneventful life like that of the original owner.
So what should she do next?
To take a step at a time!
Anyway, she couldn’t go back to the 21st century. To be here for a day would mean to gain a day. She turned her head to look at He Xiang.
He Xiang had already ordered someone to prepare hot water and said with a happy expression, “Master, the hot water is ready. Take a bath first and then get dressed.”
After some bathing and dressing up, the sky turned dark. A shrill voice sounded from outside the courtyard——
“His Majesty has arrived!”
He is here so early?
Liao Qing Qing stood waiting in front of the hall. As soon as she looked up, she saw a man dressed in a green and gold embroidered dragon robe. His figure was lofty and imposing as he walked steadily towards her.
As he approached closer the young emperor’s face was revealed. His features were as delicate, as if they were straight out of a novel. An overwhelming aura enveloped his body.
“Greetings, Your Majesty. Wishing Your Majesty to be in good health.” Liao Qing Qing took the lead and saluted.
“You may all rise.”
A cold and low voice with an unmistakable annoyance just brushed casually past Liao Qing Qing’s ears.
By the time she got up, there was no longer anyone around her.
She turned around and saw that Emperor Jing Li was already sitting at the dining table, not even sparing a glance at her. His attractive brows furrowed, appearing very annoyed. He said, “Sit down and eat.”
“Yes.” Liao Qing Qing bowed and slowly sat down at the seat below the Emperor.
He Xiang walked up to serve the dishes in an obsequious manner. Her hand was about to pick up the chopsticks when Emperor Jing Li raised his hand to stop her, “You may be dismissed. Let, Let——”
“Lady Liao of Lovely Countenance.” Liao Qing Qing subconsciously prompted.
“En. Let Lady Liao of Lovely Countenance do it,” Emperor Jing Li said.
“…” As expected… As expected, this despicable man didn’t even know her existence.
“Yes.” He Xiang withdrew.
Liao Qing Qing had no choice but to help him pick out the dishes with a pair of chopsticks.
Emperor Jing Li still did not look at Liao Qing Qing. He lowered his head and ate whatever food Liao Qing Qing gave him. He was not picky with his food at all. He ate quite a lot, as if he had been starved for a century.
However, an emperor was still an emperor. Even if he ate quickly, he still carried a noble air. His movements were elegant, like he possessed his own and his own kind of reticence.
Perhaps it was because the Emperor’s imposing aura was too strong, it caused the whole of Lisheng Pavillion to be so silent that a pin drop could be heard.
<Clang> Emperor Jing Li put down his chopsticks, startling everyone. Emperor Jing Li was unaware of this and called for the palace maid to attend to his mouth rinsing and hands washing. Then, he said, “It’s getting late. Let’s head to bed.”
Liao Qing Qing, “???” Isn’t it too hasty to ‘rest’ now?
Emperor Jing Li had already gotten up and was attended by the palace maids to take a bath. After coming out of the bathroom, he slept on her bed, closed his eyes and said, “Sleep.”
As a small Lady of Lovely Countenance, what qualifications did she have to disobey Emperor Jing Li? Not to mention, she was currently a concubine of the Emperor, and was originally sent to the palace by her family to sleep with the Emperor and give birth.
Without any pretense, she undressed and slowly climbed into the bed. She crossed over Emperor Jing Li’s sturdy body and carefully lay down on the inner side of the bed.
She slowly shut her eyes.
Waiting for the most primitive of human endeavours to begin——