The Emperor Has An Illness - Chapter 13- Charging Station
Translated by: Jellylynn
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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.
-曦嫔(xī pín)-Imperial Concubine Xi, Liao Qing Qing’s current designation
-景礼帝(jǐng lǐ dì)- Emperor Jing Li, the male lead.
-荷香(Hé xiāng)- He Xiang, the female lead’s maidservant
-福生(fú shēng)- Fu Sheng, the emperor’s chief eunuch.
-梨声阁(lí shēng gé)-Lisheng Pavillion, the place where the female lead resides.
–临华宫(lín huá gōng)- Linhua Palace, the place where Noble Consort Liang resides.
-尚衣局(shàng yī jú)- Royal Clothing Department
Current Ranking: Noble Consort Liang → Worthy Consort + Virtuous Consort → Imperial Concubine Xi → Lady Liao of Lovely Countenance → Lady Jiang of Fragrant Ceremony + Lady Li of Graceful Ceremony → Pure Concubine Liao
What’s wrong with this man?
What about “my treasure”?
Liao Qing Qing also had a bit of a bad temper. She glanced at Emperor Jing Li and turned around to leave. After taking two steps, she suddenly stopped.
She suddenly became scared—
This is not the 21st century. The man behind her is not an ordinary man, but the ruler of the Wei Dynasty. A man who, in a fit of rage, can cause her to drown and her corpse would float for a thousand miles .
She must have been muddle-headed to dare to throw a temper tantrum in front of the king of the country.
I’m done for!
I’m done for! I’m done for!
It must be because the atmosphere was too relaxed just now that she forgot herself!
She forgot her own worth!
What to do?
What should I do now?
Is it too late to admit her mistake immediately?
She quickly looked back at Emperor Jing Li.
Emperor Jing Li had not yet returned to his senses from Liao Qing Qing’s abrupt turn just now. He was born in the royal family and was the late Emperor’s most favoured prince. He later became the Crown Prince, who received general support, and was now the Emperor admired by all.
Regardless of whether it was the imperial concubines or ministers, everyone was respectful and cautious towards him. To avoid making a mistake, every step was done in an orderly manner
He was used to it.
But he had never seen a woman angry with him. Her bright eyes that were just so gently glared at him.
Her expression was animated, her happiness and anger were lively.
She looked mesmerizing.
He couldn’t help but hold Liao Qing Qing’s hand.
Liao Qing Qing was taken aback and looked at Emperor Jing Li with wide eyes.
What… What… What is he doing?
Emperor Jing Li suddenly smiled.
He was originally extraordinarily handsome and possessed a superb temperament.
This smile was like embracing a bright moon.
It was too good to be true.
“Are you angry?” Emperor Jing Li asked softly with a smile.
Liao Qing Qing, “???”
What do you mean?
She threw a small fit, but Emperor Jing Li did not think she was disrespectful before the Emperor. Instead, he even smiled and spoke more gently than just now.
What exactly does he want?
She looked straight at Emperor Jing Li.
Emperor Jing Li gently stroked Liao Qing Qing’s slender hands. He looked at Liao Qing Qing gently, lowered his voice and said, “The prince commits the same crime as the common people. I will never show favoritism.”
Liao Qing Qing unconsciously asked, “What… What if it was a mistake?”
Emperor Jing Li answered, “The same for making a mistake. If you make a big mistake, you will be punished heavily. If you make a small mistake, it will be a small punishment.”
“What do you mean by big mistakes?” Liao Qing Qing asked.
Emperor Jing Li responded with a smile, “Murder and arson.”
“What about small mistakes?”
“Hurting people, I guess.”
Liao Qing Qing blurted out, “If one has gone on a blind date, is that a small or big mistake?”
All at once, Emperor Jing Li was momentarily stunned.
Liao Qing Qing, “…”
The matter she was struggling with had already been revealed.
She wanted to remedy the situation.
But what would happen after remedying it?
Would it be a crime of deception to the Emperor if she were to remedy the situation?
Either way, it was going to be a cut, so might as well just say it.
Emperor Jing Li’s expression, who had always been unfazed by changes, somewhat crumbled. He even began to stutter, “You… You have been on a blind date?”
Liao Qing Qing acquiesced.
Emperor Jing Li asked in disbelief, “Why did you go on a blind date?”
“This imperial concubine was at that age.” Liao Qing Qing hastily explained, “At that time, Your Majesty didn’t say that there would be any selection. So this imperial concubine’s parents thought that it was time for this imperial concubine to marry someone. That’s why they arranged a blind date.”
Emperor Jing Li asked, “You went on a blind date?”
“I did.” Liao Qing Qing added, “But this imperial concubine didn’t meet him.”
Emperor Jing Li was surprised and asked, “Then what did you go for?”
“This imperial concubine went to offer incense.”
“Then why did you enter the palace?”
“This imperial concubine’s name was on the concubine candidates booklet, so this imperial concubine participated and unexpectedly got chosen.” This was something that the original owner didn’t expect either.
Upon hearing that, Emperor Jing Li asked, “You were forced to enter?”
What kind of comprehension is this?
And he even looks unhappy.
Liao Qing Qing hurriedly explained, “This imperial concubine did not meet Your Majesty at that time. If this imperial concubine met Your Majesty and knew that Your Majesty is so extraordinarily handsome and wise, this imperial concubine would begin to enter the palace as a young wife for Your Majesty since this imperial concubine was three years old!’
“To be my young wife?” Emperor Jing Li suppressed his laughter.
“Won’t I be a young wife?” Liao Qing Qing asked.
“Yes, Beloved concubine said that you should prepare from the age of three years old. I wonder what you will prepare?” There was a smile on the corner of Emperor Jing Li’s mouth.
“Zither, chess, calligraphy, painting and needlework.”
“You don’t know any of these?” Emperor Jing Li asked in surprise.
Liao Qing Qing answered somewhat awkwardly, “Not very well.”
“Then what do you know?”
“…” Emperor Jing Li was speechless in an instant.
The atmosphere fell silent for a while.
“Your Majesty,” Liao Qing Qing called out in apprehension.
“What’s wrong?” Emperor Jing Li looked at Liao Qing Qing.
Liao Qing Qing cautiously asked a question, “Your Majesty, uh… Is this imperial concubine’s matchmaking a big or small mistake?
“A big mistake! A very big mistake!” Emperor Jing Li said loudly.
Liao Qing Qing became dumbstruck.
Emperor Jing Li’s face was sullen.
Liao Qing Qing felt that she was done for; the light in her eyes dimmed.
Emperor Jing Li suddenly made a <pfft> sound and burst out laughing.
Liao Qing Qing immediately looked towards Emperor Jing Li.
Emperor Jing Li asked, “Am I such a pedantic person in your heart?”
“Of course not!” Liao Qing Qing quickly said.
“The Great Wei Dynasty is not like the previous dynasties, which was harsh on women. Not to mention there are women in our dynasty who are officials. The previous Emperor had also married a widow, so it is not a big deal to have gone on a blind date.”
Liao Qing Qing was overjoyed.
How could she forget that the Great Wei dynasty was established in the midst of chaos, and was a multi-ethnic kingdom? After years of war, the Great Wei dynasty’s population declined sharply. The revered ancestors removed that Labour festival and encouraged widows to remarry to increase the population.
The late Emperor even married a widow as an example.
It was not so restricted as the previous dynasties. However, amongst the imperial harem and nobilities, it was naturally stricter.
But Emperor Jing Li had already said it didn’t mean much.
Then, it meant she did not need to fret anymore. She hurriedly said, “Your Majesty is right!”
Emperor Jing Li nodded his head.
Liao Qing Qing hurriedly held Emperor Jing Li’s hand and said with a grin, “Your Majesty, it’s hot outside. Let’s chat inside.”
Emperor Jing Li looked down at Liao Qing Qing’s hand holding his.
He followed Liao Qing Qing into the hall just as dinner was delivered.
Liao Qing Qing felt more at ease. She ate more and slept very well. The next morning, Emperor Jing Li went to court again when she opened her eyes.
She went to Noble Consort Liang’s Linhua Palace. Noble Consort Liang, Virtuous Consort and the others were talking about the palace banquet and so on.
The ceremony of paying respects was soon over.
Noble Consort Liang and the other people continued to be busy. The most busy would be Emperor Jing Li. Emperor Jing Li visited Lisheng Pavilion once every two days. He held her hand or took a nap together. He did not speak much and left.
If she was not a living human being, she suspected that Emperor Jing Li was treating her like a universal charging station.
When he ran out of battery, he would come to her to recharge.
When it was charged, he would leave.
Without any reluctance to part!
Just then, the Momos from the Royal Clothing Department came and sent another dress decoration for the palace banquet.
Thus, the day of the palace banquet finally arrived.
Liao Qing Qing wore the clothes made by the Royal Clothing Department.
Her hair was like ink. Her skin resembled white snow and her eyes were bright and luminous.
Not only He Xiang was mesmerised, but also the imperial concubines in Linhua Palace were surprised. They did not expect Liao Qing Qing to be so beautiful.
On the way to the banquet, many imperial concubines subconsciously straightened their bodies. It was as if they could be more beautiful than Liao Qing Qing by doing that.
Liao Qing Qing was indifferent.
She followed behind several imperial concubines and entered the banquet in this manner.
The banquet was very formal.
It had a U-shaped seat arrangement. There was a wide stage in front of it.
The men were already seated.
The women of each family exchanged pleasantries and took the seats with their own men. Liao Qing Qing followed Noble Consort Liang to sit behind Emperor Jing Li’s seat.
Her position was neither too high or low. So she sat not too far or too close to Emperor Jing Li.
Not long after, Emperor Jing Li arrived.
Everyone paid their respects.
Once she was seated, Liao Qing Qing could see Emperor Jing Li’s handsome side face. At this moment, Emperor Jing Li also looked over. She thought about how she was dressed today and how many people thought it was extremely beautiful.
Then, Emperor Jing Li would also find it beautiful, right?
Who knew that Emperor Jing Li was still expressionless.
Her beauty does not need to be verified by this man either.
She was about to give Emperor Jing Li a beautiful smile as a sign of respect when he immediately turned to the front. He faced the unperturbed and unalarmed ministers and his lips suddenly moved.
He was saying something but he did not make a sound.
He is mouthing words with her?
What does it mean?
Liao Qing Qing couldn’t help but open her eyes wide and stare at Emperor Jing Li’s lips.
I don’t understand.
Just then, Emperor Jing Li turned to look at Liao Qing Qing again.
She looked at Emperor Jing Li in bewilderment.
Emperor Jing Li pursed his lips and revealed a “are you a fool” expression.
Liao Qing Qing: ???
What does it mean?
At that moment, Fu Sheng came over and whispered, “Imperial Concubine Xi, your seat is over there.”
Fu Sheng pointed to the seat in the middle of Emperor Jing Li and Noble Consort Liang. Once she sat there, she would be visible to everyone. She whispered, “Eunuch Fu, can I not go?” She thought it was fairly good to sit here.
Fu Sheng said respectfully, “His Majesty said, no.”
Liao Qing Qing asked, “Did you ask His Majesty?”
“This servant hasn’t.”
“Then how do you know His Majesty said ‘no’?”
Fu Sheng responded, “Because just now, His Majesty was wise enough to know in advance and said, ‘If Imperial Concubine Xi asked whether she cannot sit here, just say she can’t.”
The author has something to say: ——
Emperor Jing Li: I have no tacit understanding with my beloved concubine.
Xie Yi: This subject has!
Emperor Jing Li: Who are you?
Liao Qing Qing: Your Majesty, he was this imperial concubine’s blind date.
Emperor Jing Li: !!!
 朕(zhèn)- I (imperial) or we (imperial use).