Edited By Nyx
When ‘Lin Feilu’ had an argument with Lin Xi yesterday, there was no one in the Linxing Pavilion other than a few maids who took care of Lin Xi. From her observation of Xiao Lan, Lin Feilu could conclude that she didn’t know the truth behind that incident.
It was impossible for Imperial Concubine Jing not to know the truth, but she was still making bogus accusations.
Positions in the Harem System of the Dalin Dynasty were very similar to that of the Ming Dynasty in history. From the lowest to the top, they were Concubine, Imperial Concubine, Consort, Noble Consort and then Empress.
(T/N: Emperor Harem had its own rules and powers just like an organization. Most of the women in Harem were Noble clans’ descendents and were married to the Emperor to show their support. Harem was quite important because it showed which Noble clan Emperor favored more. Every position had its corresponding powers and duties. They were not mere titles. For example, Empress only followed the commands of the Emperor or the Emperor’s parents.)
Since it was the order of an Imperial Concubine, Xiao Lan, no matter how angry or unwilling she was, could only rush to Zhaoyang Palace with Lin Feilu.
Compared with Xiao Lan’s nervousness, Lin Feilu was very calm and still had the heart to enjoy the palace scenery along the way. It’s late autumn, and the Asiatic Apple and Hibiscus were in full bloom. The pavilions were in picturesque disorder and the palace had a majestic aura. Compared to the Forbidden City that Lin Feilu visited on Chinese New Year, it was nothing. With this, Lin Feilu felt even more energetic.
(T/N: You can read about Forbidden City Here.)
It seemed that only the small side hall, where she lived, was deserted while it was quite lively and beautiful outside.
She saw the scenery all the way with satisfaction. When she arrived at Zhaoyang Courtyard, she heard a girl’s wail. When she walked to the door, Lin Feilu heard a shrill voice cursing, “Has that little b*tch come? Does she want me to invite her personally?!”
When the servant of Imperial Concubine Jing, who was standing at the door, saw Xiao Lan leading Lin Feilu in, she immediately went inside to report. Imperial Concubine Jing came out soon. She was quite a beauty. However, in Lin Feilu’s opinion, she was far worse than Xiao Lan.
‘Someone with this appearance can be promoted to Imperial Concubine. With Xiao Lan’s appearance, she should at least be a Noble Consort.’
‘The emperor’s eyes are not good.’
Lin Feilu only glanced twice before retracting her gaze. Next to her, Xiao Lan had already knelt down on one knee and pulled her to make her kneel too.
Lin Feilu was reluctant. The modern thoughts in her mind were still fighting feudal reality. She saw Imperial Concubine Jing suddenly take two or three steps forward. Imperial Concubine Jing lifted her hand and slapped Xiao Lan’s face hard, allowing no explanation.
A crisp and clear sound of slap resounded.
After getting slapped, Xiao Lan kowtowed again and again instead of retaliating. She begged for forgiveness on behalf of Lin Feilu. (T/N: Reason for this will be disclosed later.)
Lin Feilu was a princess in the end. Even if she was not favored, she still had royal blood flowing in her veins so Imperial Concubine Jing dared not do anything to her no matter how angry she was. After slapping Xiao Lan, she looked at the beautiful young girl in front of her and said in disgust, “Go in and kneel in front of the third princess’s bed to apologize!”
Lin Feilu was completely dumbfounded by this scene.
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