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Just three more chapters, just three more chapters, just three more… Let me brainwash myself that the end is near (70+ pages T-T) :ULDying:

第68章 盛宠当时(中)

Chapter 68: After Obtaining Love (III)

这冉妃姿态容貌虽不比另外两妃,但是她的手段是最多的,心计也是最深的。

Although this Concubine Ran’s attitude and appearance wasn’t as comparable as the other two, she had the most tricks and her schemes ran deeply.

她能有今天这个地位,除了他的父亲是吏部尚书之外,很重要的一个原因,是她懂得用手段和心计在后宫中立足。

For her to have her current position was not only because her father was the High Official of the Ministry of Appointments, the other important reason was becase she knew how to use tricks and schemes to gain a foothold in the harem.

当然,她的手段和心计,凌萧并不认为能瞒得住皇帝。

Of course, Ling Xiao did not believe her tricks and schemes could be hidden from the Emperor.

但皇帝既然允许她走到今天这个地位,那必定是容忍了她的那些手段和心计。

But since the Emperor allowed her to walk here to this day, then it meant he could tolerate her tricks and scheming,

这样一个有心计和手段的女人,今天突然来访,肯定没有什么好事。

This kind of woman that has both tricks and schemes, for her to suddenly pay a visit today isn’t anything good.

凌萧摆了摆手想推掉她的求见。

Ling Xiao waved his head, trying to reject her visit.

然而,前来通报的小李子却多嘴道:“皇君,这您没来之前,这冉妃算是后宫独宠,如今皇上虽然宠着您,但这冉妃就这样辞了,恐怕不太好……”

But Xiao Lizi who had informed her arrival just had to add on, “King Consort, before your arrival, it was always Concubine Ran who had all of His Majesty’s love. Though His Majesty loves you now, Concubine Ran was just disregarded, so doing this isn’t…”

凌萧闻言皱眉,不悦的回头看了小李子一眼,心中不甚奇怪,这小李子什么时候和冉妃这么要好了,帮她说话?

Ling Xiao frowned and looked at Xiao Lizi, annoyed. He also felt it was a bit strange, just when had Xiao Lizi got on such good terms with Concubine Ran, to speak up on her behalf?

凌萧饶有所思的望着小李子。

He stared at Xiao Lizi, full of curiosity.

小李子被凌萧望得畏缩了一下,面上有些惊慌,凌萧瞧见了,眼神微亮,他微微趋身,想要再看清楚一些小李子的表情,但小李子已经意识到了什么一般,连忙恭敬的伏低了头,状似是朝凌萧请罪,实际上却是躲避着凌萧的视线。

Xiao Lizi cowered a bit from his staring, panic showing on his face. Ling Xiao’s eyes brighten at the sight and he approached him, trying to take a closer look at the other’s expression. But Xiao Lizi became aware and quickly lowered his head respectfully, like he was trying to apologize, when in fact, he was just doing so to hide from Ling Xiao’s line of sight.

凌萧眯眼,起身踱步在了小李子的跟前,绕着跪在地上畏缩成一团的小李子打着转,眼睛瞧着他微微发抖的身子,不悦的情绪膨胀而出。

Ling Xiao narrowed his eyes, stood up and walked until he was right in front of Xiao Lizi. He then rounded the cowering and kneeling, eying his trembling body. His annoyed mood grew and came out.

“小李子,平常除了皇上上朝的时候,你几乎不过来我这边的吧?”

“Xiao Lizi, apart from when the Emperor is at court, you pretty much never come to my place right?”

凌萧猜测着,讽刺道:“今天是吹得什么风,皇上早朝都上完了,李总管不在皇上身边伺候着,倒过来我这边了。”

Ling Xiao gussed then mockingly asked, “So what are you trying to do today? The Emperor’s morning court is pretty much over, so why is Steward Li not present by the Emperor’s side and serving him, and ends up at my place?”

凌萧没有叫“小李子”,反而将小李子尊称为李总管,这更为小李子心慌。

Ling Xiao did not call him “Xiao Lizi”, rather, he called his by his title “Steward Li”, which flustered the other more.

凌萧见此,嗤笑了一声,却不给小李子解释反驳的机会,他说道:“这也可巧了,平日里我这宫里头冷清得紧,这你一来,这冉妃竟然也过来了。”

Ling Xiao sneered at the sight and did not give him the chance to explain himself, he continued on, “And such a coincidence, my palace is usually unfrequented, yet the moment you come, this Concubine Ran also comes.”

小李子闻言一惊,面上的血色尽褪,唇色泛白,颤抖着竟然连话都说不出口。

Xiao Lizi was so scared by that point his face lost all color and his lips were blanch, he was trembling so hard he could speak a word.

凌萧眼不眨的看着,心中冷笑。

Ling Xiao stared at him without blinking, while he grimly laughed in his heart.

“自我当皇君以来,这院子里除了下人,后宫妃子无人来访,我想着,我怎么也是一个皇君,这后宫妃子不可能不好奇,既然无人敢来,必定是有人特意命令过,这人是谁,我想李总管也没必要让我说得那么清楚。”

“Ever since I became King Consort, besides the servants in this courtyard, there haven’t been any of the harem concubines visiting me. I thought, I am a King Consort after all, how could the concubines of the harem not be curious? Since no one dared to come, then someone must have ordered it. Who that person is, I believe Steward Li doesn’t need me to say out loud.”

凌萧说着,果然看见小李子面若死灰,这更为凌萧确定他的猜测是对的,他这个宫殿这么平静,是皇帝对后宫里面的人下达了命令,看来皇帝为了他确实费了不少心思,这般想着,凌萧心情微缓。

While he spoke, he saw that Xiao Lizi’s face really did turn for the worse. This confirmed even more that his guess was correct. For his palace to be so peaceful, it was because the Emperor had laid down the order. Looks like he had really done a lot for him. Ling Xiao’s mood turned better at the thought.

但随即想到门外的冉妃与跪在他面前胆敢欺上瞒下的小李子,凌萧心中不由一阵恼火。

But when he thought of Concubine Ran outside the door and the kneeling Xiao Lizi who dared to lie to him, Ling Xiao’s anger flared up.

他冷着脸道:“这冉妃能在我宫门口求见,费了李总管不少心思吧?我倒好奇了,她给了你多少好处,让你这样帮着她?”

His face was cold as he further asked, “For this Concubine Ran to be able to come to my palace and ask for an audience, how much effort have you used Steward Li? I am very curious, just how many benefits did she give you, for you to help her like this?”

小李子颤抖的不能自己,只一个劲的磕头,结巴的求饶。

Xiao Lizi shuddered in spite of himself, and could only keep kowtowing, stutteringly begging for forgiveness.

那模样可怜至极。

His appearance was very pitiful.

凌萧睥睨着他,目光冰冷:“先前在内库,你怂恿我拿出那玉佩,是不是也知道那玉佩是皇上的‘忌讳’?你想陷害我是不是?”

Ling Xiao disdainfully looked at him, his gaze ice cold, “Back then in the warehouse, you incited me to take that jade ornament, did you already know it was the Emperor’s ‘taboo’? You want to set me up don’t you?”

“不……不是,奴才……冤……。”小李子连连摇头,想要反驳,被凌萧那凛冽的眼神望着,又垂眸不敢再否认。

“No…I wasn’t… This servant…wronged….” Xiao Lizi repeatedly shook his head, trying to refute his words, but he didn’t dare to deny again after being stared at by his cold eyes.

凌萧冷笑了一声,这小李子好歹跟过自己一场,竟然想害死自己。

Ling Xiao sneered, this Xiao Lizi had followed him for a good period of time, yet he wanted to kill him.

那玉佩的事情,他早有怀疑,前辈子他知道有这个玉佩,但从未见过,皇帝从来不跟莫绮说这事,也未曾将内库交由莫绮,以至于这辈子的他根本没有防范。

He was long suspicious of that jade ornament. In his past lifetime, he knew there was such a jade ornament, but he had never seen it before and the Emperor never spoke to Mo Qi about it. He also did not give Mo Qi the warehouse key, so up to this life, he has never been on guard against it.

但这小李子不同,自己不在皇帝身边的这段时间,他一直跟在皇帝,皇帝更是让他将钥匙交给的自己,这玉佩如果小李子说自己不知道,凌萧怎么也不会信。

But this Xiao Lizi was different, in the time he wasn’t by the Emperor, the other had always been by the Emperor. The Emperor even gave him the key, so if Xiao Lizi tried to say he didn’t know about the jade, how could Ling Xiao believe it?

凌萧讽笑,这小李子想让自己死,但是,他没有猜到皇上并不会降罪自己。

Ling Xiao mockingly smiled, this Xiao Lizi thought he would die, but he would have never guessed that the Emperor would not punish him.

凌萧冷哼了一声,俯视着小李子,强压下怒火道:“你是要自己招,还是去见皇上?”

He coldly snorted once, looking down at Xiao Lizi and squashed down his rage to ask, “Do you want to confess yourself, or go see the Emperor?”

一见凌萧提及皇帝,小李子惊得瘫坐在地,一脸的惊慌失措。

The moment Ling Xiao mentioned the Emperor, Xiao Lizi was so frightened he was paralyzed on the ground, almost losing his head out of fear.

“不……皇君……皇君饶命啊!这事千万不能让皇上知道……奴才……奴才也是被逼迫的啊……”

“No… King Consort… King Consort, please spare my life! You can’t let His Majesty know… this servant… this servant was also forced…”

眼见着小李子开始说实话,凌萧冷声命令道:“从头说来。”

Seeing how Xiao Lizi was starting to speak the truth, Ling Xiao coldly ordered, “Explain from the beginning.”

“奴才……奴才是受了冉妃的指使……”小李子小声的说道:“先前您回来之时,奴才曾跟您说冉妃心机最深,可不知这话被哪个不长眼的听见了,传到了冉妃的耳中,奴才就被冉妃叫了去。”

“This servant… this servant was incited by Concubine Ran…” Xiao Lizi started to speak in a soft voice, “Back when you’ve returned, this servant had once told you Concubine Ran’s schemes runs the deepest. But this servant did not know someone heard it and passed it onto her. So this servant was called to her.”

小李子这般说来,面上一片懊恼,似乎再后悔当初说这话时,没有清除周围闲杂的人,凌萧听着,仔细辨认着小李子面上表情的真假。

While he spoke, his face was very upset, he seems to be regretting not clearing away the surrounding people when he said those words. Ling Xiao listened and carefully identified if the expression on his face was faked or genuine.

“冉妃恐吓奴才,说奴才污蔑了主子,要拿奴才问罪,奴才虽然是皇上身边的奴才,但冉妃是皇上的妃子,是主子,先前还颇为得宠,奴才一时害怕……”

“Concubine Ran threatened this servant, saying this servant has slandered her and wanted to punish this servant. Although this servant is a servant by the Emperor’s side, Concubine Ran is still His Majesty’s concubine, and therefore a master. She was also the previous favorite, so this servant in a moment of fear…”

“就听了她命令?”凌萧接了小李子的话头,小李子既没有承认也没有否认,只是恭敬而讨饶的伏低了头。

“Took her order?” Ling Xiao continued his line for him, and Xiao Lizi did not admit or deny it, he only respectfully kept his head low to ask for forgiveness.

凌萧见此嗤笑:“小李子,你先前可不是这么没有胆量的人吶。”

Ling Xiao sneered at the scene, “Xiao Lizi, you weren’t such a cowardly person before.”

凌萧说着,蹲下身,伸手强制性抬起了小李子伏低的头。

While he spoke, he also squatted down, then forcefully raised up Xiao Lizi’s lowered head.

“我曾经教过你,如果想要隐瞒,说话当半真半假,但是我从没有说过,你可以在我面前这样做!”

“I once taught you, if you wanted to hide something, then speak in half truths. But I have never said to do so to me before.”

凌萧说着,用力捏紧了小李子的下巴,小李子吃痛,却不敢呼出声,眼眶里慢慢擒满了泪水。

As he spoke, he tighten his hold on the other’s chin, causing him pain. But Xiao Lizi did not dare to cry out as tears slowly filled his eyes.

凌萧冷酷的看着,怒道:“怎么,到了这个时候,你还想着隐瞒吗?”

Ling Xiao unfeelingly watched and angrily asked, “What, you still want try and hide it now that it has come to this?”

小李子颤抖:“皇……皇君……”

Xiao Lizi trembled, “King… King Consort…”

凌萧手下再次用力。

Ling Xiao once again put in force.

小李子微微挣扎:“皇君……饶……命。”

Xiao Lizi slightly struggled, “King Consort… mer…cy.”

“哼。”凌萧讽刺一笑:“你连实话都不敢说,还敢向我求饶?”

“Hmph.” Ling Xiao mocked him with a smile, “You don’t even dare to tell me the truth, and still try to beg for mercy?”

凌萧发泄一般将小李子甩向一边,朝外喊道:“来人。”

Like he was venting, he threw Xiao Lizi aside and called out, “Servants.”

“奴婢在。”不多时,暗香带着暗咏以吉祥福康的面貌出现。

“Your servants are here.” In a short moment, An Xiang, followed by An Yong while wearing Ji Xiang and Fu Kang’s disguise appeared.

凌萧眼神微暗道:“你们将他看住,我出去会会这位冉妃。”

Ling Xiao said with a dark expression, “You guys watch him, I will go out and meet Concubine Ran.”

“公子,福康在这里看住就行了,奴婢陪您一道出去吧?”吉祥福康互看了一眼,由吉祥回道。

“Young Master, just Fu Kang would be enough to watch him. This servant will go out with you alright?” Ji Xiang and Fu Kang exchanged a look and Ji Xiang said back.

凌萧微微一顿,现在宫里的人除了躲在暗处的这两人,其他人都被小李子给遣开了,他身边没人,去见冉妃确实不妥。

Ling Xiao paused. The people in his palace, besides these two that keeps watch over him in secret, the other people had all been sent away by Xiao Lizi. It would not be proper to go see Concubine Ran with no one by his side..

思及此,凌萧点了点头,应和了吉祥的提议。

He thought for a bit and nodded, agreeing to Ji Xiang’s suggestion.

等凌萧带着吉祥出去的时候,冉妃正带着婢女四处观看。

When Ling Xiao left with Ji Xiang, Concubine Ran was bringing along her maid to look over the place.

她似是觉得这宫殿很新鲜一般,四处瞧着,时不时伸手摸摸摆在桌面的物件。

She seems to think that this palace is very fresh experience and toured the place. She would even reach out from time to time to rub the objects arranged on the table.

面色似喜似怨。

Her face held both delight and complaint.

凌萧敛眸清咳了一声,随即扬起笑脸,装模作样的走了出去。

Ling Xiao controlled himself, gave a coughed, and immediately plastered a smile on his face as he walked in.

“冉妃若是喜欢我这宫里的物件,不如我送你一些?”

“If Concubine Ran likes some of the items in my palace, why don’t I give some to you?”

“皇君安康。”冉妃听闻声音,连忙转身行礼。

“This lady hopes you are well King Consort.” When she heard his voice, she immediately turned around and saluted.

她行礼时,微微抬眼,看了看凌萧,见凌萧身后跟着的是吉祥并不是小李子,微微皱眉,随即很快漾开,装出一副什么都没有的样子,恭敬而顺从得等待着凌萧的唤起。

When she saluted, she slightly raised her eyes and looked at him. When she saw that the one behind him wasn’t Xiao Lizi, but Ji Xiang, she frowned but immediately buried it and assumed an appearance of not seeing anything. She respectfully and obediently waited for Ling Xiao to let her up.

但这一神情的变动并没有瞒过凌萧的双眼,凌萧微微笑了笑,有意为难冉妃,便未曾叫她起身,而是直接绕过她走到了上位坐下。

But her slight actions did not bypass Ling Xiao’s sight and he slightly smiled, intending to embarrass her. He did not say she could get up, rather, he went around her and sat down.

冉妃跟随着凌萧的动作,转了方向,却也没敢起身,一直跪在凌萧的跟前。

Concubine Ran followed his movement and turned around, but she did not get up, continuing to kneel in front of Ling Xiao.

凌萧端起桌面的茶喝了一口,余光打量着面前的冉妃。

Ling Xiao raised the teacup on the table and rank it as he sized her up from the corner of his eye.

她身着一身红纱裙,化着精致的浓妆,姿态妖娆,风情万种。

She was dressed in a red cotton dress, her makeup delicate and heavy while her posture enchanting, she was very charming.

若是未进宫的凌萧,看见这样的女子,恐怕会多看几眼,再夸上一句,但凌萧已经进宫,不管是前辈子还是这辈子,他都没有心情欣赏皇帝的女人。

If it were the old Ling Xiao who had not entered the palace and seen such a woman, then he would at least look at such a woman a few more times then compliment her. But the current Ling Xiao is in the palace, no matter if it was his past lifetime or his current one, he wouldn’t be in the mood to admire the Emperor’s women.

在心里默念着皇帝女人这四个字,凌萧心里一阵不舒服,只不过面上还是那一副装出来的微笑。

He silently said ‘The Emperor’s woman’, those three words in his chest and he suddenly felt a bit unwell. But the smile on his face remained without change.

冉妃跪了许久,不曾见凌萧的反应,便主动开口疑问道:“皇君?”

Concubine Ran had knelt for a long time, and took the initiative to ask when she saw Ling Xiao still hasn’t responded, “King Consort?”

“恩?”凌萧假笑着应了一声,装作疑惑的样子:“冉妃唤本皇君何事?冉妃这次前来又有何事?”

“Hm?” Ling Xiao gave a fake smile and responded, pretending to still wear a puzzled appearance, “What does Concubine Ran want to ask this King Consort? For what reason did Concubine Ran come here?”

这话的意思就是要她跪着回话了?

Did those words mean he wanted her to keep kneeling and reply?

冉妃闻言,面色一变,一阵怒意在胸口排山倒海,她几乎压抑不住自己的愤怒,却突而想到此人正得宠之时,不由咬牙强忍了下来。

Concubine Ran’s face changed now, a burst of anger surge in her chest that she almost couldn’t keep down. But when she thought of how this man was the current favorite, she clenched her teeth and resisted with great difficulty.

只假惺惺的道:“臣妾可以起来说话吗?”

She asked with false courtesy, “Can this lady stand up and speak?”

“不可以。”凌萧微笑着拒绝。

“You cannot.” Ling Xiao smiled and refused.

冉妃一愣,愕然的抬头直视着凌萧,似是没有想到凌萧会如此干脆的拒绝一般。

Concubine Ran was so surprised she raised her head to look at him. It looks like she had never thought Ling Xiao would so straightforwardly refuse her.

凌萧见此,心中冷笑,将手中的茶杯往桌面重重一放,呵责道:“谁准许你抬头了?”

Ling Xiao sneered in his mind at the sight, lifting the teacup that was on the table and berated, “Who allowed you to raise your head?”

“……”冉妃连忙低头,面色又难看了几分。

“……” Concubine Ran quickly lowered her head, her face even more ugly.

凌萧见此,便慵懒的道:“冉妃似是对本皇君有什么意见,既然如此,不如就退下吧。”

After seeing her, Ling Xiao languidly said, “Concubine Ran seems to have some complaints toward this King Consort. Since so, then you may leave.”

“!”冉妃一颤,面色扭曲。

“!” Concubine Ran trembled, her face twisted.

她好不容易托了李总管来到了这里,怎么可能就这样回去!

She finally came here due to Steward Li, how could she leave just like that!

思及此,她深呼吸了一口气,心想着先顺着凌萧留下来再说,便强笑道:“皇君说得哪里话,臣妾哪敢对您有什么意见吶。”

Many thoughts ran around and she took a deep breath. She first had to make Ling Xiao stay, so she smiled and spoke, “What is King Consort talking about? How could this lady dare to have any complaints toward you?”

“哪敢?呵……”凌萧嗤笑了一声,目含鄙视的望着跪在他身前的冉妃:“冉妃的胆子大着呢,哪有不敢的事呀。”

“How could you dare? Heh…” Ling Xiao sneered, his eyes full of disdain as he looked down at the kneeling Concubine Ran, “Concubine Ran’s courage is great, how could you have things you don’t dare to do?”

“皇君这话可说得重了,臣妾自认对您对皇上都尽心尽力,你这般说来,可冤枉臣妾了。”

“King Consort is laying it down too heavily, this lady is doing her best for both you and His Majesty. Your words are accusing this lady unjustly.”

“呵……”凌萧讽笑着摇头:“冉妃,一定让本皇君把话说明了吗?你对皇上用药之事,你威逼小李子之事,你设计陷害本皇君之事,都当本皇君不知道吗?”

“Heh…” Ling Xiao mockingly smiled and shook his head, “Concubine Ran, must you make this King Consort say it clearly? How you used drugs on the Emperor, how you threatened Xiao Lizi, how you planned to set up this King Consort, do you think this one knows nothing about it?”

冉妃心中一惊,身子一僵,停顿了数秒,才生硬的回道:“臣妾不明白皇君您的意思。”

Alarm rang in her mind and her body went rigid. After stopping for a few seconds, she finally stiffly returned, “This lady does not understand what King Consort means.”

凌萧起身,走到了冉妃的身前蹲下,讽刺道:“冉妃你是聪明人,会耍些小把戏,但你那些小把戏也就骗骗笨蛋,你看本皇君像是你能骗过去的笨蛋吗?”

Ling Xiao got up then walked in front of her and squatted down, mockingly asking, “Concubine Ran, you are a smart person and can play some tricks. But those small tricks can only deceive fools. Take a look, does this King Consort look like a fool you can deceive?”

说着,凌萧又补了一句道:“本皇君都瞒不住,你认为瞒得住皇上吗?”

With that said, he added another line, “If you can’t even hide from this King Consort, then do you think you can hide it from the Emperor?”

“……”冉妃闻言,身子顿时一僵,面色瞬间变得惨白。

“……” Concubine Ran’s body went stiff again when she heard that line, her face turning deathly white in that moment.

凌萧见此,意味深长的道:“你好自为之。”

Ling Xiao profoundly stated, “You best behave.”

说完,他带着吉祥越过冉妃就要离去,冉妃突而起身喊住了凌萧。

Now that he was done speaking, he was about to cross over Concubine Xian and leave with Ji Xiang in tow when she suddenly got up and shouted at him.

神情语气全无了刚才的恭敬之意,而是带了咄咄逼人的气势。

Her expression and tone held none of the respect from before, rather, it turned menacing.

“凌萧,你这样恐吓污蔑本宫是何居心!”

“Ling Xiao, what evil intentions do you have to threaten and slander this one!”

TL Note: She changed from the chenqie to bengong. Chenqie is used for females to address their lower statues, bengong is much higher.

凌萧回头,目光冰冷得望着冉妃,冉妃被望的一震,微微后退了一步,又壮胆上前呵道:“本宫好歹是皇上的妃子,你既然敢无凭无据的污蔑本宫,本宫要状告皇上!”

Ling Xiao turned back, his eyes so cold that Concubine Ran trembled a bit and retreated at the sight. But she once again gathered her courage, “In any case, this one is still the Emperor’s concubine, you, who has no proof dares to slander this one, this one will report it to the Emperor!”

“请便。”凌萧嗤道。

“Do as you wish.” Ling Xiao scoffed.

“你!”冉妃气短,怒道:“别以为皇上宠着你就能无法无天了!这后宫还不是你的天下,它有贤妃管着。”

“You!” Concubine Ran’s anger spiked and she angrily stated, “Don’t think that just because the Emperor loves you, you can disregard the laws and morals! This harem is not yours to rule, it has Concubine Xian to manage!”

“皇上宠着你能宠几时?别说后宫还有三妃,就是贤妃手底下美人红叶,都能让你一败涂地!”

“How long would the Emperor love you? Besides the three concubines in the harem, there’s also the beauty, Hong Ye under Concubine Xian’s hands. They can all crush you!”

“那红叶,人美手巧,皇上对她可不比对你差,我看她呀,进后宫也就是时间问题,待她进来了,你的好日子也就到头了!”

“That Hong Ye, is beautiful and skillful with her hands. The Emperor’s attitude towards her isn’t any less than to you. I believe that her entering the harem is just a matter of time, just wait for her to come, then your good days would be over!”

凌萧暗了暗眼眸,红叶本来就是他心里的一个结,此时听冉妃如此说来,明知她是故意挑拨,还是忍不住怒火滔天。

Ling Xiao’s eyes turned gloomy, Hong Ye was already something he was worried about. Now listening to what Concubine Ran was saying, although he knew she was just trying to instigate something, he still couldn’t help but burn with anger.

冉妃见凌萧面色难道,心知自己的目的已经达到了,虽然用了极端的方式,但料想自己有父亲护着,也能相安无事。

After seeing how Ling Xiao’s face turned worse, Concubine Ran knew that she had reached her purpose. Although she had to use an extreme way to do it, since she had her father’s protection, she could still live peacefully.

这般想着,她更是有恃无恐,宛如一只骄傲的孔雀,仰首挺胸的在宫女的搀扶下越过凌萧往外走去。

The more she thought, the more she felt secured since she had backing. Like a prideful peacock, with her head up and her chest forwards, she walked by Ling Xiao while holding onto the arm of her maid.

“等等。”凌萧暗哑着声音喊住了冉妃。

“Wait.” Ling Xiao’s deeper voice stopped her.

冉妃高傲的回头,一脸得意的表情:“皇君还有何事?臣妾可是忙得很吶。”

Concubine Ran arrogantly turned around, a proud expression on her face, “Is there any other matter King Consort? This lady is very busy.”

“哈!”凌萧被气笑了。

“Ha!” Ling Xiao was angered to the point he laughed.

他阴森森的看着冉妃,凶狠的目光宛如一只捕猎的狮子,望得冉妃全身动弹不能。

He darkly stared at her, his cruel gaze like a hunting lion, freezing her to the spot.

凌萧阴测测的笑,露出的明明是洁白整齐的贝齿,望在冉妃的眼里就宛如是滴着唾沫的锯齿,随时可以上前撕咬开她的脖颈。

Ling Xiao darkly smiled. What showed in his smile were spotlessly white and orderly teeth, yet in Concubine Ran’s eyes, they appeared like fangs that dripped with saliva, ready to pounce foward and tear open her throat at any moment.

她不由自主的后退。

She involuntarily drew back.

这个凌萧,给她一种在皇帝面前才有的压迫感,令人窒息。

This Ling Xiao gave her the same oppressive feeling she would only get from the Emperor, a suffocating one.

“吉祥,冉妃就这么回去了,显得我们待客不周,给她留点纪念吧,本皇君看那张脸就不错,毁了罢。”

“Ji Xiang, if Concubine Ran returns just like that, it would be seen as if we do not treat our guests well. Let’s leave her some memories. This King Consort thinks her face is pretty nice, destroy it.”

正当冉妃心慌之际,便听得凌萧如此说来,她心下一惊,更多的是不敢置信,她是皇帝的妃子,要处置也是由皇帝开口,这凌萧怎敢私自动刑!

Just while Concubine Ran was flustered, her mind went into shock at what he just said. But more than shock was disbelief. She was one of the Emperor’s imperial concubines, even if he wanted to punish her, it would all depend on what the Emperor says. How could Ling Xiao dare to punish her without approval?!

她惊讶太过,甚至连反驳都忘了,只惊愕得看着吉祥拿着刀子一步步朝她走来,她连连后退,嘴里一直重复着“不可能,你不敢这样做的,不会如此的”的话,心里此时却没有了底。

She was in so much shock she couldn’t even retort. She could only retreat as she watched Ji Xiang walk towards her while holding the knife, her mouth constantly repeating, “It’s impossible. You wouldn’t dare, it won’t happen”. But she completely lost confidence in her words.

她拉着带来的宫女抵挡,却躲不过吉祥的快手。

She pulled the maid she had brought with her to take the blow, but she was not fast enough against Ji Xiang’s quick hands.

面上一阵刺痛,冉妃能感觉利刃划破了她娇嫩的肌肤,灼热的血自面上滑落。

A stab of pain came from her face and she could feel the sharp blade cutting open her tender skin, then her warm blood flowing down from it.

美丽的容貌,在残酷的后宫有多重要,没有人比冉妃更清楚。

Just how important a beautiful appearance was in the cruel harem, no one was more clear about it than Concubine Ran.

此时感受到自己面貌被毁,她失控的惨叫。

Now that she could feel her appearance being destroyed, she lost control and screamed.

凌萧皱眉捂紧了耳朵,抱怨一般看了吉祥一样,似乎在责怪她将冉妃刺激的太过。

Ling Xiao frowned and covered his ears. He used a complaining face to look toward Ji Xiang, as if he was blaming her for provoking Concubine Ran too much.

但吉祥知道,凌萧面色已缓,对她如此对待冉妃其实是满意的。

But with Ling Xiao’s face slowly returning to normal, Ji Xiang knew that he was actually very satisfied with how she treated Concubine Ran.

“好了,吉祥,还看什么,将这个疯女人扔出去吧。”凌萧冷淡的下达命令。

“Alright, Ji Xiang, what are you still looking at? Throw out this crazy woman.” Ling Xiao coldly commanded her.

吉祥领命。

Ji Xiang accepted the order.

凌萧转身,又似是想到什么一般回头道:“对了,吉祥,将刚刚这个疯女人碰过的几样物事,给我送到冉妃的宫里砸了。”

Ling Xiao turned, but then seem to have remembered something and turned back to say to her, “That’s right, Ji Xiang, those things that that crazy woman touched just now, send them all to Concubine Ran’s place and smash it.”

“……”吉祥一愣,有些心疼的一一望过哪些物件。

“……” Ji Xiang paused, her heart aching a bit as she looked at those items.

那些都是皇帝亲自挑选过来摆放的,每一样都价值连城。

Those were all personally chosen by the Emperor and set up here, every single one were invaluable.

吉祥望向凌萧,想说这些物件无罪,但凌萧已然转身进了内院。

Ji Xiang looked at Ling Xiao and wanted to tell him how these items were innocent. But he had already turned and went back to his courtyard.

吉祥无奈,只能找人搬着物件,一样一样搬到冉妃宫里头,当着受刺激的冉妃将东西一一砸个粉碎。

Ji Xiang had no other choice, she could only find people to move these items. One item after another were moved to Concubine Ran’s palace and smashed in front of the provoked Concubine Ran.

这件事,很快就传开了。

This matter quickly spread out.

不过一刻,皇帝就到了凌萧的宫中。

But in a quarter of a time, the Emperor had arrived at Ling Xiao’s palace.

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14 thoughts on “[TPCFC] Chapter 68: After Obtaining Love (III)

  1. Lola says:

    Omg..Ling Xiao seems like a totally different person here ? I always thought that he just hides everything in himself but then, a badass LX came.. ? girl must had lost her mind with that scar ?

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  2. He’d have left them alone if they just let him be, but noooooooooo..let’s be stupid together and provoke the sleeping lion. ha ha ha ha ha o( ̄ ◇ ̄)○ and hong ye? Oh come on…she served under the Emperor for years and he didn’t even give a glance and now that she’s on his shit list and they think she got a chance to enter the harem? Sorry but in which universe are they talking about? `(^▼^)´↑

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