FOD Chap 3.9

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Chapter 3.9

The Seventh Prince said in his heart, the plague was incurable, even he only narrowly escaped from death’s door, how could a bowl of medicine cure it? That Shen Yi Bin was just speaking nonsense. So, the Seventh Prince quickly dispelled the doubts in his heart, and pulled Xie Yu Rou in to comfort her.

Xie Yu Rou dropped into his embrace, her face pale, teeth trembling.

Before long, the Tian Chen Emperor dispatched his chief eunuch, who arrived with a group of imperial guards. He gloomily opened, “His Highness the Crown Prince has already been completely healed. Lady Concubine, please take a walk with this sage, this sage has some questions to ask.”

The Tian Chen Emperor was old, his health was progressively declining, he was naturally looking for a longevity god medicine. The attendants that followed him also wanted everlasting riches and honor, they were naturally also anxious on his behalf. So, the Crown Prince didn’t even need to command it before someone came to capture Xie Yu Rou.

Xie Yu Rou knew that her space and spiritual spring were too miraculous, she couldn’t let others know about it, otherwise, the outcome would be fatal. And the space was already bounded to her soul, with a jadeite bracelet as a medium. As long as she didn’t wish it, even if she wore the bracelet on her wrist, no one could see it.

This bracelet couldn’t be robbed, as long as she had the spiritual spring and space, she always had a way to survive this calamity.

Because of this assurance, no matter how the chief eunuch interrogated her, Xie Yu Rou was not willing to confess. The emperor had not yet sent down directions, and the group was not brave enough to carry out punishment on a prince’s concubine, so the chief eunuch was helpless, and had no choice but to leave angrily with the imperial guards.

Soon after they left, Xie Yu Rou quickly swallowed a rejuvenation pill, then finally slumped in the corner, panting. She could hide in her space, but when she came out, she would still be stuck in the prison cell, so what was the use? Moreover, her family was still in the capital, her younger brother also had great future prospects, if she ignored them and disappeared, the emperor would certainly take out his anger on the Xie family.

So, her only choice was to offer the longevity prescription to the Tian Chen Emperor, to help nurse the Tian Chen Emperor’s health, making the Tian Chen Emperor eternally grateful to her. This could still be considered a shortcut to promotion, the Seventh Prince would also benefit a lot.

Thinking up to here, Xie Yu Rou smiled slightly, her previous panic and helplessness were swept away.

If she could think of it, how could Zhou Yun Sheng not? That night, he hypnotized the imperial guards and boldly walked into the prison.

“Lady Concubine, how are you feeling?” He smiled and cupped his hands, his eyes full of banter, then he sniffed the air and sighed, “The Lady always has so many remarkable medicines on her body, and this medicine is very peculiar. Based on the scent, this Shen fears that a few of these medicinal ingredients cannot be found in all of DaZhou. If the Lady offers this as tribute to the Emperor, and the Emperor lives for a hundred years, the Lady will certainly experience a change in fortune.”

Xie Yu Rou sneered but remained silent. She was now somewhat fearful of this champion scholar, she felt that he was not mortal. How could a mortal man break into her space and spiritual spring with just a glance?

Zhou Yun Sheng didn’t mind, he walked up to the prison door, picked up a random straw on the ground, and inserted it into the brass lock. After a little fiddle, the big lock opened. As the villain, there really was no disadvantage to having many skills, except for giving birth, there was nothing he couldn’t do.

Xie Yu Rou gawked at him, after she snapped out of it, she huddled herself into the corner, shouting in panic, “What are you doing?”

“Relax, I won’t kill you.” Zhou Yun Sheng walked over, bending to look at her. If he killed the world’s hero or heroine, the world would immediately collapse. Because he was a foreign force, there was devastating might. But if a resident of the world killed the hero and heroine, except for skewering the world off its original track, there wouldn’t be any other effects.

So, he wouldn’t take the initiative to deal with the hero and heroine, he was after the space and spiritual spring. As a mass of energy, the space and spiritual spring was food.

Hearing this remark, Xie Yu Rou became even more alert, the hands wrapped around her shoulders were rigid, wanting to shout, but finding that she was unable to make a sound. What was going on? She looked at Zhou Yun Sheng in indescribable horror.

“Just a bit of hypnosis, don’t panic.” Zhou Yun Sheng’s smile was very gentle, pointing to her slender wrist, he sighed, “An Imperial Green Jadeite Bracelet, really rare.”

“You, you can see it?” Xie Yu Rou could still speak at a normal volume. She was now almost scared enough to lose her soul, constantly guessing at this man’s identity. The bracelet was an immortal’s gift, if Zhou Yun Sheng could see it, wasn’t he also an immortal?

Zhou Yun Sheng didn’t answer, he reached over and pulled the bracelet off, then rolled it around in his palm.

Xie Yu Rou stared in endless horror as the bracelet turned into little fluorescent lights, all absorbed into Zhou Yun Sheng’s body.

“Although it’s nothing compared to absorbing a whole world, mosquito meat is still meat. So, thanks a lot, Lady Concubine.” Zhou Yun Sheng elegantly cupped his hands, then strolled out of the cell. In the end, he didn’t forget to re-hang the copper lock. Putting a finger to his lips, he said in a low voice, “As long as the spiritual spring and space is taboo, let it not be mentioned before others.”

This was the last hypnotism.

Xie Yu Rou maintained her horrified expression, but obediently nodded. Because the bracelet was bound to her soul, forcefully taking it away would also injure her mind. Soon after Zhou Yun Sheng left, Xie Yu Rou felt a terrible headache, and she rolled on the ground in pain.

“Where did you go?” When Zhou Yun Sheng returned to the room, the Crown Prince was leaning against the bedhead, staring at him.

“To the bathroom.”

“Is there not a close stool in the house?”

“The smell is unpleasant, and the sound is also indecent.”

The Crown Prince chuckled, then opened the quilt and said, “You’re such a busy body, come in already.”

Zhou Yun Sheng hesitated for a few seconds before removing his robe and getting into the bed. This half a month, while the Crown Prince was critically ill, he slept in his bed every day, refusing now was somewhat unnatural.

The Crown Prince embraced him, his strength was strangely great, without another word, they slept peacefully.

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Xie Yu Rou was insane, not responding to any questions, the chief eunuch had no choice but to escort her back to the capital to be personally interrogated by the Tian Chen Emperor. A god medicine that could almost instantly cure the plague, the Tian Chen Emperor naturally wanted to obtain it, personally going to the Office of Punishment to oversee.

Xie Yu Rou looked deranged, shouting that the Crown Prince would be abolished, the Seventh Prince would ascend the throne, she would be empress and so on, her ambition was abundantly clear.

The Tian Chen Emperor was furious, inevitably thinking that if this small concubine could be so ambitious, what were the Seventh Prince’s thoughts? Perhaps he desperately wanted him and the Crown Prince to die, clearing the path for him? Otherwise, how could he know that Xie-shi had god medicine, but refuse to use it on the Crown Prince?

In this way, the Seventh Prince fell into an extremely unlucky situation. The Tian Chen Emperor imprisoned him in his residence, and snatched away all his assignments. Xie-shi’s family also met with misfortune. The Tian Chen Emperor’s imperial guards completely turned over their properties in search, and imprisoned the entire family for treason and other felonies.

Xie Yu Rou’s conduct was not at all cautious, she’d indiscriminately arranged medical prescriptions and other objects from her space on her shelves, really allowing the Tian Chen Emperor to seize a bounty. But many of the medicinal ingredients could only grow in the space, where could they be found in the mortal world? The Tian Chen Emperor handed over the recipes to the imperial physicians for research, after no results were found, he handed them to several wandering Taoist priests. Over time, he unexpectedly became obsessed with concocting pills of immortality, and went down the path of the pursuit of longevity.

The Crown Prince frequently advised him to stop, but he was ignored, so he had no choice but to drop the subject. Slowly, he began taking over governmental affairs.

When the Tian Chen Emperor was fifty-six years old, he collapsed, and the whole country mourned his passing. The Crown Prince sat on the supreme throne with almost universal support from the officials.

After the grand crowning ceremony, the newly appointed Tian Qi Emperor impatiently summoned the newly appointed grand academician.

“Am I wise or not wise today?” The Emperor intimately gripped the young man’s hand.

“Wise.” Zhou Yun Sheng struggled to get free, seeing his strength getting increasingly bigger, almost crushing his hand bones, he had no choice but to give up.

“Imposing or not?”

“Imposing.” The corner of Zhou Yun Sheng’s mouth twitched.

“Then are you still fond of me?”

Zhou Yun Sheng was silent, seeing the storm brewing in the other man’s dark eyes, he considered for a moment, then said, “You are now the Emperor, I am a court councilor. If our relationship exceeds the boundaries of monarch and minister, forget about whether or not other people notice, only between ourselves, suspicion and jealously will eventually arise, contradictions are inevitable. Over time, our love might whittle away.”

The Tian Qi Emperor automatically ignored the first few sentences, asking in delight, “Love? You also have feelings for me, I knew it.”

He pulled the young man into a tight embrace, his voice low and dangerous “Why don’t you give me a chance? Maybe our feelings will not whittle away, but refresh for an eternity? If you don’t agree to be with me today, the promised 100 years of prosperity for the Shen family will not count.”

Zhou Yun Sheng’s shoulders ached under his grip, he raised his head and glared, clenching his teeth, “The Emperor never goes back on his word, haven’t you heard this saying?”

“The Emperor is unpredictable, haven’t you heard this?” The Tian Qi Emperor retorted.

Zhou Yun Sheng, “…”

“Ah, don’t get angry,” The Tian Qi Emperor saw his ugly complexion and quickly coaxed in gentle tones, “As long as you obediently stay by my side, and don’t disappear, I won’t touch the Shen family. Yun Sheng, Yun Sheng, I’m begging you, please, I’m begging …”

Like a child, he buried his head in the young man’s neck hollow and rubbed, where was that imposing momentum from during the day? Zhou Yun Sheng originally held some inexplicable affection towards him, now, seeing him so fragile and panicky, he pondered for a long time, then slowly embraced his slender and powerful waist, compromising.

The Tian Qi Emperor rejoiced in his heart, then hurriedly took hold of his lips … …

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Xie Yu Rou was sentenced to death by the Tian Chen Emperor, and the Seventh Prince also had his tittle and rank stripped away. Now that the new emperor had ascended the throne, his rank couldn’t be reinstated. The Seventh Prince’s huge residence was deserted, the income not covering the expenditures, he unexpectedly had to rely on Shen Qiao Dan to maintain it.

“My brother has just been bestowed the title of Duke ZhongYong, today he is hosting a banquet. Are you coming with me?” Shen Qiao Dan no longer showed her former humbleness in front of the Seventh Prince, her addresses had long changed into you and I.

“Naturally, I will go with my beloved imperial concubine.” The Seventh Prince’s smile was extremely gentle.

“Now that you have lost your rank, don’t call me beloved imperial concubine, lest others find fault.” Shen Qiao Dan retorted, not lightly or heavily. She left without looking at the Seventh Prince’s drastic change in complexion.

The two arrived at the Shen residence, only to see guests coming and going, the entrance as busy as a marketplace, the scene was very grand. The whole world knew of the Tian Qi Emperor’s extreme trust in Official Shen. In front of the emperor, a hundred sentences from others was not equal to a single light comment from him. Naturally, everyone wanted to curry favor with him.

Shen Qiao Dan left behind the Seventh Prince, who was wholeheartedly trying to make friends with the courtiers, to stroll through the back garden. But she met a row of majestic imperial guards stationed at the courtyard gate, whenever someone came near, they would look over menacingly.

Shen Qiao Dan was frightened, she stood on tip toe, trying to get a look inside, but there she saw her younger brother and the Tian Qi Emperor drinking wine by the lotus pond. She couldn’t hear what her brother said, but the Tian Qi Emperor raised his wine cup and laughed heartily. While laughing, he reached out and combed his hand through her brother’s wind tossed hair, his expression was very gentle.

This monarch and minister had already gotten along for nearly a decade, but their feelings seemed to never change.

Shen Qiao Dan felt rest assured, she smiled faintly and turned away.

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T/N:

ZhongYong– brave and loyal

Done. This took twice as long to translate as a normal chapter. Can you guess what it’s like to translate a paragraph and see the prince call ZYS a horse headed chicken? Then see ZYS show off by listing out an entire paragraph of ingredients? Then trying to find the English equivalent for all that gibberish? 3 more stories are ancient settings and one is a xianxia. I feel like crying. But the next one is modern again, thank God.

3 years later, this arc still sucked to re-translate. But I gained a new appreciation for the relationship between ZYX and the Crown Prince

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phi
phi
4 years ago

aww.. I love ALL arc so far 🙂 their story is so sweet ^^
I really appreciate your effort on translating this novel with many genres combine, especially xianxia with its lots of chinese idiom.. Thank you so much >,<
can't wait for moree <3

ragapeace
ragapeace
4 years ago

This was very well done. I applaud your efforts and give my appreciation for your work ^-^

I’m really enjoying this. XD

BLMonster
BLMonster
4 years ago

Omg this is soo good! So happy I stumbled upon this series!love it! Thanks for translating it, you’re a super star!! Can’t wait to see what the future has in store for them~~

Lunnear
Lunnear
4 years ago
Reply to  BLMonster

Me too. I had reread both ABO and FOD like five times already. And I still want to read it again!!!

SCrystal
SCrystal
4 years ago

I love this book! I just wanted to ask when the next update is.

Lunnear
Lunnear
4 years ago
Reply to  Keztrans

So far away!!!! Lol… but I will wait for it. Patiently as possible.

Silverlotus
Silverlotus
4 years ago
Reply to  Keztrans

😮 Seriously?! I just found this story like a week ago or something? And now I get to read more tomorrow! Hurray!!! Then I will then see ya tomorrow! Thank you for translating this story! It is soooo good! 😆

Maja
Maja
4 years ago

Soooo nice
At the beginning i was a bit sad that every time he would meet another person and fall for him but… there seems more behind it (squeal)

Shiiki
Shiiki
4 years ago

Good luck with the future chapters (><)! It sounds tough, make sure you ask for help if it'll make things easier on you! And thank you once again for these translations- they are very much appreciated.

Tanzmoon
Tanzmoon
4 years ago

I’m a new reader. I’m so glad I found this little gem!! 😍😍 thank you for taking the time and effort to translate this. It is so good and your translation is really good, so much better than many others and it’s hard to believe this is MTL! 😱

Hope you continue translating this! 😚

yuurei
yuurei
4 years ago

This is amazing! I can’t believe it took me so long to read this! ;DD Thank you so much for translating! I love this~!

chensha
chensha
4 years ago

ahhh, i just found your blog today (from NU) and crazily read all your translation !! i want to slap myself with tofu bc i didnt find you sooner ;u; *hugging translator thigh*

thank you so much <3

YanGP
YanGP
4 years ago

!!!! The moment I saw that there’s a zombie apocalypse world… MY HEART IS PUMPING TOO NOISILY!!

Thanks for your hard work, translator-sama!

Akira Nonaka
Akira Nonaka
4 years ago

Can you adopt me or maybe just hire me as your maid i don’t care if i don’t have wages hahahaha I just love your translation, that I’m willing to be your nanny. This is my third time I read this and I’m so obsess T_T

Sacred Feet
Sacred Feet
4 years ago

Thank you for the translations! I’m so grateful that you put in so much effort to translate despite how hard it is to understand historical stuff. Not only that, you’ve posted everything together so we have a consistent story without breaks between. Honestly, I only came across this today, but I’m totally hooked on this story now and looking forward to more!! Thanks again!

Anssha
Anssha
4 years ago

I read all those chapters in one go, and now I have a headache.. but, I enjoyed it every second.. thank you for translating this novel.. can’t wait to read the rest of chapters.. *(^.^)* ^3^

sevfulmine
sevfulmine
4 years ago

This is really awesome. Thanks for translating this!,

arashichan12
arashichan12
4 years ago

Just binged this.

Really, thank you so much!! I’m really enjoying this so far, and the ML is just so nice and sweet xD It’s also fun to play the guessing game of who the ML will be lol

Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

orezxenin
orezxenin
4 years ago

I just found your blog and it was amazing…Thank you so much for the hardwork and updated..(^=^)

August
August
4 years ago

Oh my goddd ;^; this was by far my favorite out of the three stories ahgghh. I can’t believe how much the author cut down on the intimacy. All we got was a kiss. A one sentence kiss. And it was a short sentence too. Nevertheless, it was so BEAUTIFUL oml. That last scene of them sitting together happily was both written and translated so well I literally felt pain in my heart cuz I wanted more.

And I never realized how difficult it would be for translators to translate historical/period stories until you talked about it. And boy, I appreciate you sooooo much for spending all this time and effort trying to decipher the story for us, all the while churning out chapters at an insane speed and ARE YOU A GOD?

Thanks for the chapter! And I’ll just quietly wallow in all sorts of painful, sappy emotions while I wait, cuz GU SI NIAN GAHHHHHH. HES TOO CUTE

CrazyFujoshi
CrazyFujoshi
4 years ago
Reply to  August

Exactly!!

Eunika
Eunika
4 years ago

Could you pls give a brief summary of story 4? You said its modern, is the mc gonna be an actor this time? Sorry for asking for more when u just finished this story but theres not a lot of bl stories out there and im having cravings haha. Thanks btw, wish i could read chinese, planning to study soon

Eunika
Eunika
4 years ago
Reply to  Keztrans

Thanks for this mini spoilers. I read story 8 in raw cos it was a bit understandable even in mtl, just that story tho, and it looks a lot like “americas next top model” hahaha but i like it, its ok even if it takes a while, u already moving fast

kaylarala
kaylarala
4 years ago
Reply to  Keztrans

Wow, that’s a lot of treasure troves! This novel is great, on my list of awesomeness along with Legendary Master’s Wife and Kill the Lights. I better subscribe before I forget~☆ Looking forward to your update~~ Thanks for your hard work and take care IRL!

forpersonaluseblog
forpersonaluseblog
4 years ago
Reply to  Keztrans

THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the hard work you put in, for everything. I love you and your translations!!! You make me want to worship you. And I’m squealing in happiness at what’s going to come in the future!! Squee!!!

T
T
4 years ago
Reply to  Keztrans

Omg I’m sooooo excited for the upcoming chapters thank you so much!This novel is really amazing.

Anarchy
Anarchy
4 years ago
Reply to  Keztrans

…..With this, I regret even more I didn’t find this months later

Kuzo
Kuzo
4 years ago
Reply to  Keztrans

Does that mean he go to ABO Cadet’s universe?! XDD

bishie1
bishie1
4 years ago
Reply to  Keztrans

i am re-reading FOD.. and i really love this.. i am looking forward to the other stories..

Pijon
Pijon
4 years ago

Oh gosh, poor baby! Yeah, I can imagine this section was nothing short of a nightmare… There were technical terms, idioms, an array of flora and even chunks of poetry orz This is the recipe for disaster if you aren’t versed in historical literature and fluent in both the language you are translating to & from. But, somehow, you managed it! You did a wonderful job too ❤

ToT thank you so much for persevering. This story was sweet too, having the newly appointed Emporer begging him at the end. This chapter was really plot heavy, though! The Prince and ZYS seemed to work off each other so well, I kinda wanted to see their interactions a little more~ The romance sectons seem to get shorter and shorter, huh? XD Oh no, ZYS, don’t hide all the juicy details! What privacy? Share with the audience~

Alphaa
Alphaa
4 years ago

Thanks for posting the stories in complete form. I read the raw for abo cadet it was good and i like how everyone has their own love story lol, the mtl for this is a bit harder for me to read so im really glad for ur translations and also giving it all in one go. Nice translations btw 🙂

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