Edited By Nyx
No light was lit in the room. Only a few rays of light were coming from the palace lanterns on the eaves. Lin Feilu was sitting on her knees. When she saw that Concubine Xu was awake. She slowly leaned over toward her ear and whispered, “Concubine Xu, she said she is waiting for you.”
Concubine Xu’s eyes widened in horror and big beads of sweat rolled down from her forehead.
Lin Feilu smiled and jumped off the bed. She picked up the Huo Zhe Zi next to her, turned around and asked with concern, “My Lady, are you afraid? If you are afraid, I will help you light up the lamp.”
(T/N: Huo Zhe Zi is a kind of paper roll made of very rough earthen paper. It is easily ignited. You can read more about it Here.)
Concubine Xu shrieked with her horse voice, “Hong Xiu! Hong Xiu!”
Hong Xiu fainted with a fright last night and she was even more ill than Concubine Xu, but when she heard Concubine Xu’s shout, she forced herself to walk over. Concubine Xu said weakly, “Get her out! Make her leave!”
Hong Xiu said immediately, “Fifth princesses, please.”
Lin Feilu ran out after she was done.
Concubine Xu remembered her words, she was sweating profusely as she said in fear, “Hong Xiu, lit up the lamp!”
Hong Xiu lit the lamp, making the light fill the room. Concubine Xu’s fear finally dissipated a little. Hong Xiu brought hot water to wipe off her sweat and then went to give her a decoction. Just as Concubine Xu was reclining on the bed to rest, she suddenly stopped when she glanced over the lamp.
On the clean and blank lampshade, the words written on it were slowly revealed.
She thought she was dazzled. She closed her eyes, rubbed them, and then looked over again. The brown handwriting that appeared out of thin air became more and more clear.
There were four words on it distortedly, I’m waiting for you.
Concubine Xu didn’t even scream this time. Her eyes rolled back and she passed out completely. When Hong Xiu came back after preparing decoction, the main hall was turned upside down again. At this moment, Lin Feilu walked back to her room and took out a brush from her sleeve.
On the desk by the window, the sour oranges she picked yesterday were squeezed out and put in a small bowl.
Lin Zhanyuan had nothing to do so she ran to Lin Feilu’s room. He grabbed the orange and bit it twice. His facial features were distorted because of sourness and he stuck out his tongue: “Sour! Bah! Bah!”
Lin Feilu touched his head, “This is not for eating.”
Lin Zhanyuan looked just like a curious baby, “If you don’t eat them, what do you do with them?”
Lin Feilu took a piece of white paper, dipped with the brush into the pale yellow orange juice in the bowl, and drew a smiling face on the paper. The white paper soon absorbed the juice and nothing could be seen. Lin Zhanyuan watched eagerly. Lin Feilu took the white paper to the candlelight on the bedside and waved to him, “Come here, let me show you something interesting.”
Lin Zhanyuan happily ran over and watched his sister put the white paper close to the candlelight and slowly warm it. A smiling face gradually appeared on the blank paper.
He clapped his hands with joy, “Painting! There is a picture!”
Xiao Lan came in with hot water and said with a smile, “Feilu, don’t play with fire with your brother.”
Lin Feilu obediently nodded. She tore the white paper into pieces and threw it out along with the oranges.
After that day, Concubine Xu became ill. The maids and eunuchs in the main hall gradually got better, but her condition didn’t improve much. Without the protection of Noble Consort Ruan, no one was there to save her from revenge and grievances.
Everyone in the palace said that she had done too many evils and suffered retribution. Even Noble Consort Ruan was afraid of being implicated and secretly recited Buddhist Scriptures for a long time.
Without Concubine Xu creating trouble, Lin Feilu’s days in the palace finally improved. At least she was able to get enough food to eat her fill and she finally lived a life where she could eat meat every day. It’s just that after this incident, everyone kept a distance from Mingyue Palace. Mingyue Palace that was already deserted and remote became more and more deserted.
Yun You also had some worries about this. Everyone said that Mingyue Palace was not clean so she was also inevitably afraid. Xiao Lan didn’t think so. She told her beads and said, “If you didn’t do anything wrong, you don’t need to be afraid of ghosts knocking on the door. Don’t worry about it.”
She was fond of quietness. She had no desire and greed. Her only wish was to hope that her two children could grow up safely. Now, this situation was in line with her wishes.
For Lin Feilu, it’s just killing a mob and warming up.
She calculated the time and felt that the NPC, whom she had gained one third of favorability, should be coming soon.
Sure enough, a few days later, when she was playing jianzi with Lin Zhanyuan in the yard, the sound of gradually approaching footsteps came from outside the mottled palace walls in the quiet afternoon, followed by a series of anxious calls, “Fourth Prince! Your Highness! Don’t run away, wait for us! That place is not going to run away anywhere!
(T/N: Jianzi or Chinese Hacky Sack read more Here.)
Then she heard a tsundere voice said in displeasure, “Is there any place in this palace that this prince can’t go to?”
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