Unforgettable Emperor's Favor - Chapter 1 Part 1
1. Female Lead (1))
The moonlight shines quietly on the green wood floor. The surroundings were silent. Only a wisp of incense rose from the mouth of a green incense burner. It was lingering and circling, and finally mixed with the smoky curtain, melting into the dark and heavy night.
Behind the five ink-painted screens, a huge curtain hangs down from the beam in the shape of an inverted bucket. It was tightly covering the eight-foot bed inside.
One could barely see through the curtain, but you could vaguely see a few strands of black hair winding around the couch, and because it was too long, there was another strand drooping to the ground.
But the person wearing green Silk looked uneasy.
She was looking at the young girl lying inside the layers of curtains. She looked about thirteen or fourteen years old, she is still young, but her brows are already showing her beauty. However, her two slender eyebrows were tightly knitted together at the moment, as if she had dreamed of something that made her feel uneasy.
She saw herself lying down under the heavy curtains, slowly losing her breath without making any sound. She saw that her cousin was very satisfied and was also famous and was very popular. She was holding a comb in front of her. She was also combing her hair slowly, a voice suddenly sounded out of nowhere in the empty room,
「Congratulations to the host, the counterattack is successful.」
Her cousin admired the unparalleled beauty in the mirror, and smiled:
「The Female Lead is finally dead, and the remaining plot of the original book is finally free for me to do as I please. The Female Lead is gone, and the Yu family has also been conquered by me. The next thing to do is to capture the Prince Langya’s heart, and become the founding Empress.」
「Congratulations to the host. Prince Langya is the son of destiny, he is destined to unify these three hundred years of troubled times. According to historical records, after Prince Langya unified the world, he appointed the sixth daughter of the Yu clan as his Empress. He did not accept any other concubines. He was unpredictable but was obedient to the Empress Yu, who was also known as the Empress Mingxi in the history. As long as the host marries him as the Female Lead, it will be her lifelong glory and honor, and all your descendants will definitely become princes. 」
“But, he is only the regent now…”
「The current little emperor was established by him. Everyone in the Northern Qi knew that although the throne belonged to the current emperor, Prince Langya still had the final say in this country. Soon, Prince Langya would destroy Northern Zhao in Heyin and cross the river in the winter of the same year. He will also capture the emperor of the Southern Qi who doesn’t know what’s good for him, alive, and from then on, the north and the south will be in the hands of the Prince. When that time comes, will the little emperor be able to decide whether he wants to ascend the throne or not?」
Yu Qingya, the fourth young lady of the Yu family, smiled resolutely and said,
“You’re right, Prince Langya is cruel and vicious, the throne is only temporarily kept by that little emperor, how can he tolerate others sitting down on that throne. You can really predict the plot of the original novel. You were such a great help. It’s just that we secretly poisoned the Female Lead to death now, and the role of the Female Lead and the supporting Female Lead were…”
「Don’t worry, the encounter between the two of them hasn’t started yet. As long as you follow my instructions, replacing the Female Lead will be a spring breeze.」
Yu Qingya was greatly relieved when she heard that, she spent all her points this time, and then exchanged it for a colorless and odorless poison from the system. She then mixed it into Yu Qingjia’s tea. She no longer has any more points to exchange for golden fingers items. Which means, she can only rely on herself for the rest.
Yu Qingya endured the ecstasy in her heart, and said to the system,
“I am able to counterattack this time, thanks to the system’s help. Let’s have a happy cooperation.”
The mechanical electronic voice also seemed to swell with some kind of pleasant emotion, such words coming from the mouth of the one-dimensional electronic synthetic voice, gave off an indescribable weirdness,
「Host, happy cooperation.」
What host, what counterattack? Who is the Female Lead and who is the supporting Female Lead?
Yu Qingjia finally broke free from the nightmare and sat up on the bed while clutching her heart. She was only wearing a middle coat. Her shoulders were thin, and her slightly messy hair covered half of her body. Under the messy clothes, she can show her natural talent and stunning appearance.
Yu Qingjia panted heavily, and it took a long time before the feeling of having a thorn on her back, like being stared at by a poisonous snake, dissipated. She spread her palms, looked at her slender fingers that were as smooth as jade, then raised her head and looked around.
That’s right, this is Qingzhou’s Guangling County’s Governor Residence, and this is her boudoir.
Yu Qingjia sat dumbfounded for a long time, then lifted the curtain lightly to get out of bed. She didn’t disturb anyone. She opened the window with bare feet, and stared at the bright moon in the sky for a long time across the deep eaves of the courtyard.
Who on the riverside sees the moon for the first time, and when does the river moon shine on people?
The night wind blew over Yu Qingjia’s hair that was scattered over her shoulders, gently blowing up a few strands of it. A girl in plain clothes and long hair stood leaning on the window in the night. She was beautiful but weak, clear and gorgeous, just like the goddess Luoshen1Luo Shen [洛神]: The Goddess of the River Luo, was a fluvial deity in ancient China. coming into the world.
Yu Qingjia’s thoughts also returned to the dream just now.
She is the youngest daughter of Yu Wenjun, the governor of Qingzhou’s Guangling County, and the sixth lady of the Yu family in Yanzhou. Yu Wenjun and his wife Madam Yu are childhood sweethearts with deep affection, and they have cherished their only daughter like a jewel since she was young. Although the family strife is serious, Yu Qingjia has never suffered much since she was a child. She grew up to fourteen years old, carefree and under the love of her parents.
But the dreams of the last few nights shattered Yu Qingjia’s peaceful and leisurely life in the boudoir.
She never knew that she was the Female Lead of a book. This book was disdainfully called ‘A Mary Sue Female Lead type of novel’ by an electronic voice. It is nothing more than a story about a girl who grew up under the care of her parents. Then as a young girl she was able to experience a series of adventures, She met several princes and grandchildren of noble families. The male protagonist even asked her hand for marriage, and when the male protagonist finally dominated the world, Mary Sue will also be upgraded to an Empress in the later story.
It’s really embarrassing to find that this Mary Sue Female Lead is Yu Qingjia.
Yu Qingjia didn’t know whether a person’s life could really be determined by a book, but she knew that her life might go horribly wrong.
Because, the current world is not that of a Mary Sue Novel, but in favor of a female supporting character, in the person of the original Female Lead’s cousin. She was the female lead’s cousin but her past life was quite tragic. After being reborn with hatred, she found out that she was only a female supporting character in a Mary Sue Novel. She was filled with hatred and resentment, which attracted the attention of a female-matching system. From then on, with the help of the female-matching system, the cousin suddenly became proficient in all kinds of piano, chess, calligraphy and painting, Daji’s Charm2Daji [妲己]: was the favourite consort of King Zhou of Shang, the last king of the Shang dynasty in ancient China. In legends and fictions, she is portrayed as a malevolent fox spirit who kills and impersonates the real Daji. , Bao Si’s sorrow3Bao Si [褒姒]: Was the concubine of the ancient Chinese sovereign King You of Zhou. She was considered one of the most beautiful Chinese women ever., as long as she had points, she could easily redeem them. The medicine that poisoned Yu Qingjia to death later on, which obviously did not belong to ancient times, came from that system.
Yu Qingjia was in a daze through out that dream, and couldn’t deeply feel the joys and sorrows inside. But when she saw herself lying on the ground silently and losing her breath, she still felt very sad.
The cousin had a bad life after her marriage in her previous life, which had nothing to do with Yu Qingjia, but after her rebirth, the cousin blamed others for everything that happened to her, and she deliberately plundered all of Yu Qingjia’s opportunities and taken them all for herself.
For example, she wrote the music composed by Yu Qingjia in her previous life in advance, and went to find a beggar on the street corner. She may still be a beggar at that time but she will definitely show great success in her career later on after being helped by Yu Qingjia.
There are still so many things that Yu Qingjia didn’t see clearly in her dream, and now she can no longer remember it.
Yu Qingjia smiled gently when she thought of this, she was still standing under the moonlight, smiling like a moon palace fairy, with an unreal fragile beauty. But even so, it couldn’t hide the mockery in her eyes.
Yu Qingya deliberately wanted to replace the Female Lead, and even secretly poisoned Yu Qingjia to death, but in the end, Yu Qingya failed to get the posthumous position she so dreamed of.
Because, the Yu family was wiped out by Prince Langya, Murong Yan himself, except for Yu Qingjia’s father Yu Wenjun, no one else was spared.
After Prince Langya unified the north and the south, the little emperor “Actively” took the initiative to abdicate the throne to his uncle Prince Murong Yan. He then ascended the throne and proclaimed himself the emperor, the world was unified, and the whole world was compliant.
What countless heroes had painstakingly failed to achieve in the past three hundred years was actually accomplished by him, a young man under his twenties.
However, after Murong Yan ascended the throne, he did not become a wise king as everyone hoped, but a strong and iron blooded ruler. He was killing people like a hemp, and implementing a reign of terror over the whole world.
He is not a faint king, but a more terrifying tyrant.
This is a novel written by one of my favorites Chinese authors. So I am actually pretty excited to translate it.
Hope you enjoy~
(Edit: Aiya~ I’m currently on the process of editing the novel chapters. So if you noticed some inconsistency with the format and the addresses like Female lead and heroine etc., That’s because I used to use the term on this chapter, but changed it and hasn’t incorporated it to the rest and so on.)
Just an ordinary reader turned translator due to the love for books. Hope everyone enjoys the story that this silly me translates and shares with everyone~ ༼ つ ◕‿◕ ༽つ
- 1Luo Shen [洛神]: The Goddess of the River Luo, was a fluvial deity in ancient China.
- 2Daji [妲己]: was the favourite consort of King Zhou of Shang, the last king of the Shang dynasty in ancient China. In legends and fictions, she is portrayed as a malevolent fox spirit who kills and impersonates the real Daji.
- 3Bao Si [褒姒]: Was the concubine of the ancient Chinese sovereign King You of Zhou. She was considered one of the most beautiful Chinese women ever.