The General Only Fear The Maiden’s Escape Chapter 8 Part 2

Next week will be the last chapter for this novel as Chapter 9 only has 1 Part. Then I will start posting Destined Marriage With Fragrance aka Happy Days Tied With A Knot. I will post the new novel every Mondays & Thursdays. I’m going to post the new novel from the beginning even though I know that the other translator has posted up to chapter 4 of this novel, as I’m using a different raw version. The version that I’m using has a slightly different details than the version that the other translator was using. And the length of each chapter is also shorter than the other version (each chapter still has about 5-6 pages so it’s not that short of a chapter after all). Thus, the version that I’m using has a total of 151 chapters (I believe) versus the 91 chapters (plus 2 extras) from the other version.

Over 3,350 words.

This chapter was translated by Sian for https://nuttyisprocrasinating.wordpress.com only and edited by Din2.

By Ye Shuang

Chapter 8 (Part 2)

The distinguished sound of a wooden fish was always echoing since the sun rose up, Cui Miao He who moved to the Buddhist temple to pray for blessing due to the Imperial orders, was kneeling everyday in front of the Buddha to pray that Chai Zhe Xia who was in the front line of the battle, could be safe and sound.

The symbol of the Buddha calmed her mind, but it could not stop her continuous concerned.

Suddenly, a burst of nausea rushed forth in her throat, her eyebrows were immediately wrinkled, she was too late to ponder it, the Head of the Buddhist Abbot came over suddenly with a dignified complexion.

“Is the female benefactor’s body unwell?” Looking at her pale appearance and thin figure everyday, the old Abbot was actually really concerned in his heart.

This Buddhist temple was predestined with the Imperial households’ affinity extremely deeply, so much so that there were many Imperial concubines from the previous Emperors came to this place to be Buddhist nuns, one could say that this was the Imperial Buddhist temple.

He remembered that when this young lady came that day, there was a secret Imperial decree, and she quietly handed over to him so he could take care of this female benefactor properly.

Even though he did not understand why the Emperor was concerned for the female benefactor’s safety, and also why she had to be punished by eating vegetarian diets, chanting the sutras to pray to Buddha, but as a monk, he should have mercy in his heart so he was especially concerned about Cui Miao He.

“I have made Master to be anxious about me.” Enduring silently her abdomen that was surging with nauseousness, Cui Miao He raised a trace of smile strivingly. She was thinking to confirm that she was alright, but suddenly, another burst of nausea came again.

She was too late to say anything, when a female’s mocking voice echoed and came from outside the main hall.

“Master, I see that she will vomit endlessly, she looks like a broken flower (fallen woman) who has this kind of condition, it clearly shows that she is pregnant. This Buddhist temple is quiet and peaceful, Master will be better to report to the wise Emperor so she can be expelled outside of the Buddhist temple ah!” Cui Yun Xiu who came especially to this Buddhist temple, her person had not yet arrived but she already opened her mouth to say those sentences first.

Since those days, when she was disturbed by that matter, Cui Yun Xiu who was always proud and arrogant, was really frightened by Chai Zhe Xia’s cruelty at the manor on that day, so she did not dare to look for Cui Miao He for troubles.
Until today, she passed her father’s study by chance, and happened to hear when her father was talking with several ministers who came to visit. She was curious for a while and stopped walking to hear the conversation and happened to hear one startling secret.

After knowing this secret, she could not wait to come here and stand in front of Cui Miao He, who would have thought that it unexpectedly made her to be able to run into Cui Miao He who was having morning sickness.

The General’s Madam, appellation as the Emperor’s adopted sister, even the child who was in her belly, all kind of glories, wealths and happiness, should all belong to her.

If it were not for that day when Chai Zhe Xia kidnapped the bride that was seen as an object of ridicule, her mother’s matter that was trying to sell a daughter would not be abuzz either. How could she still be the talk of the other people, those things finished the family so there was nobody who was willing to come to propose marriage to her.

Thinking that her own lifelong happiness was destroyed, Cui Yun Xiu really hated it until her teeth itched.

“There is unexpectedly even a child at this quiet Buddhist temple, you, while you are reading the prayer, you are really filthy ah!” Seeing that Cui Miao He did not pay any attention to her, she spit out these sharp and unkind words one more time.

The moment that she promised Chai Zhe Xia that she would stay, she had already decided that she would no longer make it a big deal even if they laughed and cursed at her. Looking at Cui Yun Xiu’s expression that was filled with obvious disdain, but she did not even care one bit.

Chai Zhe Xia had already gone for two months, Cui Miao He was longing for him in her heart, she was tossing in bed every night but could not place her yearning anywhere.

She did not think either that their own child was already inside her abdomen, she was carrying his flesh and blood.

Thinking of this, Cui Miao He’s heart could not help to burst with happiness and excitement.

Seeing her happy expression, Cui Yun Xiu said disdainfully and coldly. “Master, this young lady is here at the Buddhist temple, but she does not follow the rule, should you not expel her out of the Buddhist temple?”

“This…..”

Facing Cui Yun Xiu’s aggressiveness, the Master was feeling awkward. Finally, Cui Miao He who had her own happiness, recovered and opened her mouth to speak. “I am practicing Buddhism here at the Buddhist temple because of the Emperor’s decree, and I want to support and substitute for Chai Zhe Xia’s crime and pray for blessings for the many military men. What are you doing to come here and make the Master feel awkward?”

“Ah, I almost forget that the Emperor wants you to pray for blessings here, but the Emperor is regarded as a ten thousand figures, it can be regarded that you are an inauspicious person. Due to your coming here to pray for the blessings, you actually cause trouble for the many military men, and also cause harm to General Ping Yuan, it may be assumed that the Emperor must regret this himself now.”

Even though she was fully aware that Cui Miao He was the Emperor’s adopted sister nowadays, the status was not simple nor ordinary, but she was always a selfish and arrogant young lady. So once she set her heart to hate someone, she would not take any considerations at all, and she even brought up more firearms in her speech.

Having heard what was said, Cui Miao He’s mind was startled, her speech clearly had more meanings, why did she say that she caused harm to the Imperial court’s army? And she still said that she was an inauspicious person? Could it be…..?

Some guesses flashed through in her heart, Cui Yun Xiu proudly said. “Hey, do you still not know it?”

“What matter should I know?”

Cui Miao He’s mouth showed her boastfulness, but her restless heart suddenly raised up, if this was not a big event, based on Cui Yun Xiu’s personality, she would absolutely not look for her with this kind of great fanfare.

What would she want to say after all?

Cui Miao He wanted to open her mouth to ask the question, but Cui Yun Xiu already said it impatiently. “The army that was headed by Chai Zhe Xia, was just ambushed at Yan Men Guan (based on my experience watching historical drama, this place, Yan Men Guan is usually a border in between the two countries). Nobody knows clearly whether Chai Zhe Xia is alive or dead…..”

Then, Cui Yun Xiu continued saying something, but Cui Miao He could not hear at all, a buzzing sound came into her brain, full of the news about whether Chai Zhe Xia was alive or dead.

No….. this was impossible!

Not only that people thought that General Chai Zhe Xia was a heroic deity in the military, he could also block hundreds of people, the elite troops were also brave and fierce experts, how could they were gone like this?

This was certainly Cui Yun Xiu’s fabrication to cheat her with her lie.

Cui Miao He breathed deeply and in great strive, and tried to resist the trembling coldness from her heart.

“You naturally can, not to believe in me, but wait until the Imperial edict to come and let you leave this Buddhist temple at once, after all, the people have died, what can you still pray for good fortunes?”

But looking at Cui Miao He whose mouth was mumbling that she did not believe it, however, she could not miss the color of her face, Cui Yun Xin knew that her words entered into her mind a little.

“Impossible….. impossible…..” Cui Miao He was still mumbling to herself, but when her line of sight passed through Cui Yun Xiu, she saw Che Yuan Yu’s distressing face. There was also Zhangsun Cheng Yun’s heavy expression on his face, even though she wanted to say ‘impossible’, this one word could not be said out loud.

The buzzing sound in her braid was louder and louder, her three immortal and seven mortal souls (I supposed Daosim believes that one person has 3 immortal & 7 mortal sounds in his/her body) were drifting away.

Wait for me to come back….. She still remembered these words before he left, he said that if he could not find the person, even if he had to fly the heaven and drill the earth, he would also catch her back…..

He made her wait, so she was waiting here obediently for him.

She was waiting wholeheartedly for him to come back in triumph, then they could rely on one another, how could she know that this wait would be actually wasted viciously.

“Liar, liar…..” The hurt feeling like it would tear her heart and crack her lung, started to explode inside her, she did not dare to believe, but also could not, not to believe.

Finally, her slender body collapsed, Zhangsun Cheng Yin who was sharp-sighted saw it and suddenly stepped forward with big strides, and supported her.

Seeing that Cui Miao He received a big blow like this, Che Yuan Yu who was always loved her as her younger sister, was immediately angry. She stepped forwards in small quick steps, and slapped Cui Yun Xiu’s soft cheek with all her strengths.

“You dare to hit me?”

“It will be best that you ask God and worship Buddha for Miao He’s blessing and safety, even if Chai Zhe Xia will not come back, do not think that you and the Cui’s family will live peacefully.”

 

*****

Looking at the inside General’s manor that was filled with white fabrics, it would be impossible even if Cui Miao He wanted to deceive herself.

Her torrential tears were already dried up, her heart was numbed from the pain, her hand was stroking her belly lightly. If it was not because of the flesh inside her abdomen, she wanted to follow him to go so much.

Because of love, who would have thought that she would have this love that was already permeated inside her bone, she could no longer strip it off.
She had to do something for him, if she could not do anything for him, she would go crazy.

Thus, she came to the General’s manor with a firm mind, she was kneeling and not getting up to beg to see the old General and his wife.

There was his child inside of her abdomen now, she would use this child to comfort the Old General and Madam during this mourning and painful time, it was the only thing that she could do.

She had already determined earlier that if Chai Zhe Xia really died, the day that the child in her abdomen was born, would be the day of her death.

She believed that the Old General and his wife would be able to love this blood grandson dearly, and then she could accompany her husband who was alone in the nine springs (hades).

“Young Madam, get up quickly, ok, you are pregnant. If there is any mishaps, how can these slaves assume any responsibilities?”

“I want to see Madam, please notify her on my behalf!”

“This…..” The message had been passed on several times, but they still had to pass it on ah?

“How about if you give this sentence to Madam on behalf of me, just say that I wish to follow Chai Zhe Xia in life or death. But I come here now to wish that they will shield the unborn child who is in my abdomen now.”

If Chai Zhe Xia died, she would not live alone, but she could not let her unborn child to not have any parents either.

“This…..”

The young servant boy who listened to this, was staring blankly, and he still had not recovered to pass on those sentences again, when a sound of the door was heard along with Ruan Gui Lin’s impatient voice.

“What kind of reckless words are you, this girl saying ah? Are you going to make my precious grandson not to have a father and mother?”

Hearing Cui Miao He’s deep emotions towards her son in her own ears, Ruan Gui Lin who was just mourning the loss of her son sorrowfully, all her angers and resentments immediately disappeared, and they were replaced by a strong feeling of sorry for her (CMH).

Hastily stepping forward to help up Cui Miao He who was still kneeling, any criticisms would be too late to say, but Cui Miao He was just like a withering flower, so she fell in her bosom.

Alas, no wonder that her son did not care about anything because of her, she could really make people to love her dearly ah!

“Foolish girl, you do not eat any meals again.”

Hearing the voice, Cui Miao He suddenly disengaged herself from her longing feelings, she slightly raised her head to see Ruan Gui Lin’s depressed face that was supported by a servant girl, when she approached earlier.

“Mother!”

That day, when she woke up at the Imperial Buddhist temple, she was not really concerned about anything and coming to the General’s manor. She knew and heard about the news of Chai Zhe Xia’s death in the battle, the Chai family’s Master and Madam would surely feel as depressed as her. The only thing that she, who was a thousand miles away, could do, was taking care of these two elderly from the Chai’s family and her unborn child. Otherwise, how could his spirit be comforted?

“Foolish girl, did you not sleep good last night?”

Last night, he came into her dream, when she was awoken later, she secretly shed tears until dawn, so naturally, she did not sleep good.

But facing her mother in law’s concern, she still pulled out a soft smile, then she said casually. “The sound of thunderstorm startled me last night, wait until after noon, I will make up for my sleep.”

Looking at the dispirited eyes of the girl, how could Ruan Gui Lin not know that her sentences were only to comfort her. Seeing that her abdomen was getting bigger every day, but the person had become thinner, she actually felt anxious and powerless ah!

Towards this daughter in law, she had already rejected her from the beginning, and refused to meet her in person, until she was moved by her sincere heart. Additionally, the unborn child who was in her abdomen, the mother and child were the only spiritual props that she and Laoye had now.

If it were not for their existences, both of these elderly people would mourn sorrowfully, how would they be able to pass it through.

“Girl, I and my son’s father (I crack up laughing translating this word, but that’s exactly how it’s written in the raw, haizi de die 😂😂😂 instead of using my husband) are not actually stubborn people, these few days, I and Laoye have discussed this, since Zhe Xia has gone, we do not want to waste your time. We will wait until you give birth to the child properly, then we want to find another marriage on your behalf, is it alright?”

Even though she did not get along with this daughter in law, she already considered her as her daughter in law at an earlier time, she loved this good and honest child from the bottom of her heart.

Recalling that she, herself, unexpectedly believed the previous rumors and did not allow her son to marry her, it caused her son to provoke the Emperor’s anger, then again, causing this girl to be a widow ineffably, she always felt guilty in her heart.

Therefore, she consulted with Laoye before, they would wait until the child was born, then they would accept her as their adopted daughter. She would be able to find someone whom she could depend on in her life, she believed her son who loved her, would agree what she wanted to do.

Hearing what was said, Cui Miao He’s expression was not waving in motion at all, she was only staring to look at her mother in law. Then she suddenly bent her knees to kneel down, and said it with a firm tone. “Mother, this daughter in law’s life is the person from the Chai’s family.” Her heart in this lifetime belonged to Chai Zhe Xia, it was impossible to give it to another person.

Even more, her early plan was to wait until she gave birth to the child, then she would follow Chai Zhe Xia to go.

“But you and Zhe Xia have not done the ritual wedding ceremony yet, it is not proper not to get married according to the law, why do you want to go down with him?”

She could not endure it ah! Even though she already accepted Cui Miao He a long time ago, and also allowed her to call her mother, but Ruan Gui Lin did not agree and recognize them as a married couple all along. If she recognized it, she would cause more harm to her for as long as she lived ah!

“Mother, even if we are not a married couple under the law, but I and Zhe Xia are really a married couple long ago.”

“But…..” seeing her firm manner, Ruan Gui Lin was broken in her heart, but she still did not say anything.

Not saying anything, that was because she knew that she could not be able to change Cui Miao He’s decision on her own, the only thing that she could do, was to protect both the mother and child according to her capabilities.

“Mother….. there is one more matter that this daughter in law wants to ask Mother to make the decisions.” Cui Miao He suddenly opened her mouth to say this.

“Whatever the matter is, there is no harm in saying what you think, Mother will definitely make the decisions on your behalf.” Cui Miao He who was never asked for anything, could finally say it with great difficulty. Ruan Gui Lin had not asked her clearly what she wanted her to do, and just hurriedly gave her consent.

“This daughter in law wants to ask Mother to let me and husband to formally have a ritual wedding ceremony to get married.” Just like what her mother in law had said, it was not proper not to get married according to the law.

 

Sian’s note:

Ok, Ruan Gui Lin is actually calling Cui Miao He “ya tou”. This term can mean girl or servant girl. So it depends on the relationship of the people who use this appellation. If the relationship is between a master and a servant, the yatou, is used to call a servant girl. However, in this context, Ruan Gui Lin is using the term yatou as an endearment as Cui Miao He is her daughter in law even though she doesn’t like her at the beginning).The General

The General Only Fears The Maiden’s Escape Chapter 8 Part 1

This is actually my favorite chapter. I love the interactions between Zhangsun Cheng Yin and the Emperor. It’s rather funny… Over 3,320 words.

This chapter was translated by Sian for https://nuttyisprocrasinating.wordpress.com only and edited by Din2.

By Ye Shuang

Chapter 8 (Part 1)

Inside the Imperial Study was filled with people’s breathings, it was with great difficulty that after sending more than ten decrees down, Chai Zhe Xia who just came now, was kneeling on the floor.

The Emperor, whose face was in a rage and sitting on a high seat, was also staring down at him, it seemed like he (LZY) wanted to make a few holes in his body (CZX).

“Chai Zhe Xia, do you know your crime?”

“This official does not know it!” Chai Zhe Xia was a determined man, even though he was facing the Emperor, he did not change from his own cold and firm’s characters.

“You still do not admit your guilt, you have kidnapped a bride in the middle of the street, and disturbed the Imperial clans continuously, you obviously know that you participate in all of these reports?”

“This lowly person only sees a gap and sticks in a needle (making use of everything that’s available), does the Emperor believe it? Cui Daren has promised to marry Cui Miao He as this official’s wife, this official has a token to prove it, why can I not allow to meet my wife?”

“You…..”

Even if Chai Zhe Xia was right in dealing with this bride kidnapping matter, but it really gave him a headache, and he did not know how he should deal with the tides that were rushing forth, was it really right?

“The Emperor…..”

With a raging temper, Long Zi Yuan was just about to open his mouth to punish Chai Zhe Xia for his large disrespectful crime, but unexpectedly, he saw Zhangsun Cheng Yin and Ju Su Sheng entered the Imperial study. When both of them appeared, Long Zi Yuan’s complexion changed even heavier.

With regard to these three people, he indeed had love and hate (relationships), they were members of his inner circles. They were brave, smart in schemings and helpful in order for him to have a stable country. But they also stirred up many matters, those old officials from the previous dynasty, were waiting anxiously and looking for him to punish them.

“What are you two coming here for?” Long Zi Yuan’s complexion was ugly when he was staring at the three people back and forth. He also wanted to know whether these two people entered the Imperial palace, because they wanted to plea a leniency for Chai Zhe Xia.

“Reporting to the Emperor, this small officer has an important matter to present.”

“What is the important matter about?” Long Zi Yuan who was still angry, raised his head to ask without thinking.

In his heart, he still did not understand, because of one woman, why the General who was normally attacking the enemy in the battlefield, would unexpectedly did something like this due to one woman, and made him being ridiculed by the other people.

For him, this monarch, his harem of 3,000 beauties were only places where he could release his pressures, they were not worthy to have many troubles.

Chai Zhe Xia was obviously a man who knew that a woman was like a scorpion, and who also knew when his heart was touched, he would dare to do any world-shaking events, he looked like a demon.

“This official has just received an urgent report from General Mu who is guarding the border just now, that the different tribes near the borders are assembling the troops, it seems that they wish to invade the Imperial court’s territories.”

“What?”

Suddenly, whatever feelings in between children, and the battle of wits between the officials, were all thrown off far away. Long Zi Yuan’s expression was cold, and he was looking pensively at Chai Zhe Xia who was still kneeling on the ground.

“The Emperor, actually, General Chai is not necessarily guilty in this matter, those cabinet ministers only want you to condemn somebody without any pretext!

But looking at Long Zi Yuan’s eyebrows that was filled with murderous spirits, his anger was not small clearly, Zhangsun Cheng Yin did not beat around the bushes, and immediately cut into the important point.

Deviating from his original plan, and looking at Long Zi Yuan who had an irksome presence, he also saw the dragon eyes that suddenly narrowed. There was a trace of radiant and envy that shot out, and his lips were pursed up but he did not say anything.

“This official courteously asks the Emperor, why do you summon General Chai to enter the Imperial palace.” His words were humble, but on the contrary, there was not a tiny humbleness in his tone.

“Zhen looks for him to come, is naturally to punish for his crime, do you think it is to play chess or have a heart-to-heart chat with him?” Long Zi Yuan said it unhappily.

“What crime does the Emperor think that General Chai should be punished for?”

“Punish him for …..” Long Zi Yuan looked somewhat distracted at once, although there were two marriage sedans that were fighting for the person, but Chai Zhe Xia took out the promise token, so taking the bride to enter the door was proper and expected. But recalling the other officials’ declarations continuously, he was distraught with anxiety, and also felt exasperated.

“Punish him for not disciplining his army, their behaviors are not restrained.”

“En, the Emperor is really wise.”

Hearing what was said, Ju Su Sheng was about to send out his words urgently, but Zhangsun Cheng Yin pulled back his sleeve to block him.

“This loving official also agrees with Zhen’s punishment for Chai Zhe Xia’s crime?”

Hearing Zhangsun Cheng Yin’s words, Long Zi Yuan’s eyes shined momentarily, he clearly did not dare to believe that Zhangsun Cheng Yin would approve his punishment that was given to Chai Zhe Xia.

“This is natural.” Staring fixedly at the Emperor, Zhangsun Cheng Yin nodded his head very seriously.

“Then, good, immediately draft an Imperial decree from Zhen, staring today, Chai Zhe Xia will enter the Imperial prison, so he can reflect upon himself properly.”

Having heard what was said, Zhangsun Chen Yin nodded his head again, he even moved forwards for a couple of steps. Then, he turned around and said to Long Zi Yuan. “The Emperor, how can this official not know that the Emperor’s great aspiration is to lead the troops into the battle ah?”

“How can Zhen lead the troops into the battle?”

Anyone who had a day-to-day life that was comfortable, would not want to go, but going to the border to lead the soldiers to fight a battle, the Imperial court endowed many taxes every year to support these civil and military officials, was it just for fun?

“The Emperor is about to send the West General to enter the Imperial dungeon, these million soldiers do not even have the General, how do they fight the battle without the General? If the Emperor does not lead the troops into the battle, then who is going to fight the battle?”

When Zhangsun Cheng Yin did not even say any schemes for Chai Zhe Xia, Ju Su Sheng was really anxious, but after hearing this, he finally understood the meaning of Zhangsun Cheng Yin’s words, his handsome face showed a trace of dazzling smile.

Looking at the two people who had these foxy smiles on their faces, Long Zi Yuan’s proud expressions suddenly changed. “You….. Zhen…..”

“Actually, even if the Emperor does not go, how about we send General Yuan to go?”

“That youngster’s garrison who is guarding the Imperial city can still go to fight the battle at the frontier fortress since the battle is still early.”

“How about that General Wei Guo?” Clearly playing with Zhangsun Cheng Yin’s intention, Ju Su Sheng followed with his recommendations.

“Does he have Chai Zhe Xia’s military glories and brilliants as a General, who only needs to raise his well-known roars that can intimidate those different tribes to be scared witless?”

Hearing their recommendations, Long Zi Yuan did not even bat his eyes, unexpectedly, his original courage and conviction disappeared like a ball of gas, he did not have any confidence at all.

“Since the Emperor really needs General Chai, why not just open one eye and close one eye in regards to the chaos that he has created earlier?” Seeing that the Emperor was thinking about Chai Zhe Xia’s benefits, the fortunate timing was ripened, Zhangsun Cheng Yin immediately put forward the suggestion.

“However, if Zhen does not punish this big matter with a big punishment, how does Zhen stop the mouth of the numerous court officials?”

Originally, this was not a major event either, but looking at that reports that looked like small mountains, Long Zi Yuan really felt agitated, so he was angry. But hearing Zhangsun Cheng Yin’s opinions just now, it appeared that he did not think the most important situations for the country, and was very small-minded.

“Is this not simple? As long as the Emperor requests Chai Zhe Xia at the Jin palace hall to lead the troops to guard the border station tomorrow, and give him the opportunity to bear his crime and establish a meritorious service. This can also give warning to those outside individuals who have begun to stir things up, if they really start the war, General Ping Yuan can also establish a heroic contribution for the Imperial court.”

“Hey!” How could this stressing matter that he had, but yet, it was easily solved by Zhangsun Cheng Yin’s opinions, and it seemed that it was not even worthy of his worries?

Since he was able to suppress a group of officials’ angers, and he could also save his trusted General, so this would satisfy both ways, how could he not think about this?

“This official also thinks that the Emperor can still do one more thing, which is a favor for somebody at a little costs.”

“What favor for somebody at a little costs?”

“The Emperor can recognize Cui Miao He as an adopted sister, then issue an Imperial edict to bestow the marriage, so the Emperor will help them as a couple. This can make the Chai family’s Master and Madam to admit this daughter in law sincerely, so General Chai does not have to worry about his family matters, and the Emperor can even strive to the utmost even more, even after death.”

Long Zi Yuan’s eyes were immediately bright after he heard this ‘even after death’ words, these three letter words made him happy. But he carefully thought about it again, he always thought that Zhangsun Cheng Yin’s method was good, however, it would make him accumulate and swallow many melancholies. He was not someone who had virtuous intentions in this lifetime, so how he could easily explain the solutions on this.

“But, this can unavoidably make that arrogant youngster to have too much comfort, right.”

Accompanying the Monarch for many years, Ju Su Sheng also knew where the Emperor was going, so he followed through and put forward a suggestion. “The Emperor, it would be better to bestow the marriage later, use this opportunity to make Miss Cui to reside at the Buddhist temple to pray for blessings temporarily, to the green light of the ancient Buddha. Unless General Chai returns victorious, they are not allowed to see each other, this can also be regarded to make them experience the yearning of their sufferings, a small punishment but a big warning.”

“This method is good!”

Turning his head to look at Chai Zhe Xia who was still kneeling below the golden stairs, Long Zi Yuan whose heart was originally filled with anger, his anger actually drained out by a lot now.

Fine, he would just do what Cheng Yin and Su Sheng were saying, just opened one eye and closed one eye on this matter. Anyway, he was merely angry for a short time, and he did not really want to break the couple up.

 

*****

 

“Imperial edict….. has arrived!”

Early in the morning, the day was not completely bright yet, Cui Miao He was awoken by a sharp voice outside the door.

“Imperial edict.” These two words scared her that she promptly jumped out of the couch, and she still had not dressed properly when Chai Zhe Xia was already pulling her into his bosom.

“Lovely wife!” Chai Zhe Xia definitely did not care with any disturbance from outside the door, he pulled the person into his bosom, and stole her sweet fragrance without restraint.

“You…..” He was simply infuriating, could it be that he did not hear the Imperial edict’s loudly shout from the outside?

She was going to reprimand him for being impetuous, but his lips were lifted, and she was kissed head-on by the person.

“You seriously do not want your life anymore.”

So he was a person who despised the Imperial decree’s announcement, what if he was being reported to the Emperor by the other people, was it not setting off a burst reign of terrors?

“Let me get up.” Cui Miao He who was not originally shy but seeing his arrogant figure that was still lying on the couch comfortably, she could not help to roar at him.

When she was angry, both of her cheeks appeared to be attractive and flushed red, looking at that flirtatious appearance, Chai Zhe Xia’s lower abdomen could not help to surge to catch fire and heat up with desire.

But after carefully looking at her angry and shining eyes, he who was always reckless, actually did not dare to be reckless either. He stopped his movement to steal the sweet fragrance, but he would still embrace her in his bosom and his hand was not willing to let go yet.

He was staring at her, and acting shamelessly to demand a promise. “Promise me, do not think of leaving me again, otherwise I will not get up.”

“Refusing to receive the Imperial decree is indeed a capital offense, can you not act willfully like this?” Avoiding to look at him, Cui Miao He did not want to promise since this was an impossible matter.

Today, the Imperial edict would be issued at this courtyard, she was afraid that this would be related to the matter about the bride kidnapping. She was afraid that her own existence would influence his future prospects, and her hands were nervous and sweating.

Accompanying one’s sovereign could be like accompanying a tiger, although his army was glorious and had achieved meritorious deeds, but when the Emperor was provoked in anger, there was only a dead end!

“If you do not promise, I will not get up, the Emperor likes to punish whatever punishment, he wants to punish.”

How could he not know that she would cater to other people against her own happiness, but he could not dispel the thought that she would leave all along, so he must seize this opportunity to force her this promise for him.

He knew that he was a rascal for doing this, taking and forcing her with several dozens of human lives, but since it was this way, he also wanted her to stay by his side.

“Hurry get up, do not let gonggong waits for a long time, or there will be more rumors that are being transmitted to the Emperor’s ears again, do you really have the heart to let the whole Chai’s family to run the same misfortune as you?”

So regretful, how could he use his own life and the Chai family’s fates to force her?

Cui Miao He tried to speak some senses to him, but there was suddenly a sound of knocking from outside the door, there were frightening and trembling sounds from the always calm courtyard.

“Are you going to promise me or not after all?” For her, he could not return to the General manor for a good while, he only wanted to be inside the courtyard with Cui Miao He everyday, and enjoyed the day to be with his partner.

Thinking that she should understand clearly about his heart, but he did not expect that she was still thinking of leaving in her mind, how could this not make him angry?

“I…..”

Getting to the heart of the matter, today could be regarded that she was attracted to him, if he insisted on sharing the happiness and disaster with her, how could she still hesitate?

These days, she also knew that the Old Chai General and Madam were not very understanding to her, Madam Chai specifically wanted to see her in the courtyard several days ago, but Chai Zhe Xia was simply too stubborn and he kept hindering by standing outside the door.

For her, he actually offended the Emperor, the court officials and his parents. This kind of deep and serious feelings, where could she have the qualifications not to promise him?

“I promise you!”

Finally, Cui Miao He loosened up her mouth, she was gazing at him, and taking the initiative to grasp his hand, then looking at his eyes to say. “Let us hold hands, and grow old together, if we can not spend our old lives, then we will be together in the after lives.”

That promise was a lifetime’s pledge, each line of the sentence was engraved in Chai Zhe Xia’s heart, how could these several simple sentences make him who had never impressed with thousands of men and horses (the whole army), raised up traces storms and ripples in his heart?

Both of their whole lifetimes!

So, as it turned out, this person who had killed and attacked countless enemies, achieved meritorious deeds, but was actually demanding this simple sentence as a pledge ah!

“Quickly get up, ok.” Unable to bear her deep emotions anymore, Cui Miao He could only blink the tears that would be tumbling down, and raised her voice to urge him not to be willful anymore.

Combing his long hair to roll it up on a knot, even though both of them did not speak any longer, but the atmosphere filled with sweetness, and permeated in their own hearts.

Enjoying the taste of the soft and warm’s fragrant jade, Chai Zhe Xia looked like a kitten who just stole a fish. Perfectly satisfied, he opened the door to take care of the matter from the outside and let the palace eunuch to come and announce the Imperial decree.

“Accept the Mandate of Heaven, the Emperor speaks…..”

The person steadily read the Imperial edict out loud, Cui Miao He was looking at Chai Zhe Xia’s sight, there were gradually unbelievable feelings.

When did he do this thing, he unexpectedly requested the Emperor to accept her as an adopted sister. He did this to make those many people to close their mouths, also to seek for her status, and to tell his mother not to make things difficult for her.

How could he….. do everything for her quietly, and yet he ought to travel to the border to fight the battle?

“You…..”

She lifted her slightly trembling lips, but Chai Zhe Xia reached out his hand to press against her lips, and changed his usually loud voice to say gently. “You have promised me, that you will wait for me here until I come back, do not make me unable to find the person when I come back!”

“En.” A cluster of tears suddenly slipped down, she could not even say anything, and could only nod to give her consent.

This lifetime, regardless whether she was dead or alive, she would definitely follow him. Getting this person, she did not have any regrets in this life!

For him, despite all of the rumors and embarrassments, she would not be afraid any longer.

The General Only Fears The Maiden’s Escape Chapter 7 Part 2

Over 2,650 words.

This chapter was translated by Sian for https://nuttyisprocrasinating.wordpress.com only and edited by Din2.

By Ye Shuang

Chapter 7 (Part 2)

“What are you saying?” Suddenly hearing her earth-shattering’s words, Chai Zhe Xia’s reaction was somewhat at a loss, he really looked at her and looked like he did not completely understand the meaning of her words just now.

“Thank you for saving me, but I do not love you, so I cannot marry you. I have promised my mother that I will only marry a man whom I love in this life time.” She did not know how much efforts that she had to use, that she could speak out these words calmly and with no ripple.

Cui Miao He concealed both of her hands that were held in fists inside her wide sleeves, even though her tender palms were pinched and hurting, she did not dare to loosen up her hands.

Because, only that painfulness could remind her what she should do.

No love, but this was only for her own justification to deceive him and herself, because she could not bear it if there was no him in her heart.

“It is alright if you do not love me now, we have plenty of times to nurture our own feelings.”

Because of her temperaments, Chai Zhe Xia was shocked, as he was looking fixedly at her with his cold eyes. Everyone behind him was taking precautions fully, as to prevent him to raise up a reckless temper. But Chai Zhe Xia did not get angry surprisingly, instead he showed a trace of smile.

Looking from his sharp eyes that looked like a double-edge sword, Cui Miao He was able to know that he was a very proud man, but he was willing to retreat and disregarding his own pride.

“Love is not something that can be discussed like a business transaction, it is also not like you love me a little bit, I can somewhat pay you back with things. Since I do not love you, so it is impossible to marry you, otherwise it will be insulting to you.”

Slowly raising her head that showed a clear & light smile, Cui Miao He seemed to grow up instantly, and seemed to shed her original childishness. She looked straight into his eyes when she had finished talking, her hand that was originally clenching a bright red ribbon, was loosened up to allow the connection between the two people to be released.

“You…..” This kind of act would be insulting towards any man, it was naturally also insulting to Chai Zhe Xia.

“Towards your loyalty in helping me, I, Cui Miao He will engrave this in my heart for the rest of my life, but no matter what, it is impossible for me to give my heart to you.”

She said these words only for Chai Zhe Xia to consider, but her eyes were actually looking at everyone. She knew that those people who were here, were all his close relatives and friends, so she said these words because she wanted to let them be at ease.

Finished speaking, Cui Miao he wanted to turn her body around to leave, but after she took a few steps, a burst of dizziness suddenly attacked her, so her body was immediately swaying. It was too late for her to have any reactions, Chai Zhe Xia who was originally still in a rage, flew to grab her body.

Looking at his face that was originally in a rage, rapidly changed into anxiousness, Cui Miao He’s heart was even more painful.

This kind of him was really foolish!

Her red lips that just looked like a water-chestnut was moving, she wanted to open her mouth to inform him that she was actually not worthy of his anxiousness.

But that wave of dizziness rushed forth, so it made her powerless to open her mouth to speak.

Finally, her eyes that were lacking in strength closed up, in a moment, her own self was swallowed up by a trace of serene and darkness.

 

*****

 

The heart of the gentleman was always hard to fathom, therefore, accompanying one’s sovereign everyday could be like accompanying a tiger for everyone since ancient times, and Long Zi Yuan, this Emperor’s profound mind was even more difficult to figure out.

He was staring at an account book (report) that was in front of him about the immature Chai Zhe Xia, his two eyebrows were practically and completely wrinkled together.

He did not understand, why this high ranking official whom he was fond of, was not willing to let him to have worry-free. Did the Imperial matters not enough for him to be busy? But each one of them would be infected and provoked by this emotion and love, and also provoked a big dispute.

Thinking of this, Long Zi Yuan was angry profoundly, his angry appearance would make the palace eunuchs who were serving him, were entirely vigilant and frightened, and cautiously felt like treading on a thin city wall.

“Somebody comes ah!” Long Zi Yuan suddenly shouted loudly, it ripped off the quiet and stagnant situations.

“The Emperor!” The voice just barely left off, a quick-witted’s Huang gonggong (appellation for a eunuch) was standing under the golden steps in a blink of an eye, and waiting to hear the Emperor’s words.

“Go to Chai Zhe Xia, that youngster, and order him to enter the Imperial palace to see me.”

“This…..” Of course, once the Emperor opened his mouth, Huang gonggong should hurriedly accept the order and go, but he had served the Emperor for a long time so he also understood the Emperor’s character, so he was still looking courageously and standing on his original place without moving.

If he did not go, he would provoke the Emperor’s anger, but if he went, he was afraid that the crazy and unruly, General Chai Zhe Xia would turn his (gonggong) head into a stool for him (CZX) to sit.

“What are you still staring blankly at, Zhen permits you to go and summon Chai Zhe Xia to enter the Imperial palace.” Long Zi Yuan bowed his head to look at Huang gonggong who was still not moving, and he could not help but getting even angrier when he asked.

“The Emperor, this slave has already let someone to go and announce it earlier, but General Chai has not entered the Imperial palace yet.”

Having heard what was said, Long Zi Yuan could not help to be angry abruptly, he said with a loud voice. “Is this not rebelling? Zhen is the Emperor, and he is the official (subject). Zhen wants to see him, is it difficult to find the time?”

He suddenly stood up from the Imperial throne, rapidly stepped down on the golden steps, and straightforwardly walked out of the Imperial main hall.

“Ai yo (have no idea how to translate this interjection, maybe oh my), the Emperor ah, where do you want to go ah?” As a slave, how could he dare to block, Huang gonggong could only follow a trace of that bright yellow back, and urgently cried out.

“Zhen wants to go and visit that Cui Ming Yuan, what a good daughter whom he has raised after all, that she can make the current dynasty’s General so crazy about her that he does not care losing his face, when he kidnaps the bride in the middle of the street.”

Actually, it was not strange that Long Zi Yuan could be in a rage like this, his grand General kidnapped a bride in the middle of the street, this could make the other numerous officials to seize this information to be used against him (CZX). If this whole source could suddenly participate, even though he had never liked the court officials to gang up on personal interests, but Chai Zhe Xia was really too much this time.

That one report could cause someone to die, this type of losing dignity could provoke the Imperial court to be anxious in this matter, how could he not be angry.

If he wanted to get married, or if he wanted a woman, could he not be surreptitious about it?

Now, with this mess, even if he wanted to punish him, he could not, but he also could not, not punish him, so could it be that he could not go to visit that immortal beauty who could make Chai Zhe Xia who always showed respect to a woman from a distance, unexpectedly could be this crazy going around and around!

“The Emperor, this slave requests that you do not go at this time to tread in a muddy water, but then again, you are indeed the Emperor, how can you surrender your dignity like this? This slave will assign someone to announce it again, will it still not good enough?” Huang gonggong’s voice seemed to sound like an ammunition.

Everybody knew that General Chai’s temper was tough, if both of these people were resolute, then what good it would do ah?

“Fine, you go and announce it now, if he does not come, just let the Imperial guards to have him kidnapped to come to Zhen.”

The subject of the court could behave willfully, could it be that he, as the Emperor, was not allowed to be willful?

 

*****

 

Faintly waking up, Cui Miao He just opened her eyes to meet an object in front of her, it was a familiar object, a copper mirror, the makeup dresser, the arrangement of the five cabinets inside the room was the same as in the past. Even that curtain that was hanging on the top of the door was exactly the same as the one at the Cui family’s house.

This type of familiar feeling, it unexpectedly made her to have a momentary misperception to think that she was still that carefree’s eldest daughter from the Cui’s family.

Feeling muscles ache from all over reminded her that every anxiousness that she felt, was actually real, and she was also certain that she was not at the Cui family’s house. Because at this moment, she could not have any footing at the Cui family’s house anymore.

So every thing that was in front of her now….. Was Chai Zhe Xia taking care of her? When this way of thinking came out, the rims of her eyes could not help having those floating layers of misty tears. Who would believe that the person who was called a ravage, and violent by the other people, was unexpectedly a considerate person like this?

The emotional movements in her heart did not disperse for a very long time, Cui Miao He lied down quietly for a long time. Waiting until that traces of her emotions would slowly subside, then she slowly supported her weak body to sit up.

It seemed that she was really sleeping for a long time, the daytime had changed into the night.

When she sat up, she saw Chai Zhe Xia’s tall and sturdy body who was leaning on the side of the couch and falling asleep while watching her.

This fool! He was obviously an impressive hero, but he was completely doing things that could scare people. But this kind of gentle and soft personality to her, made her not able to have a fierce feeling in her heart even if she wanted to.

For the first time, she was able to carefully examining him under the moonlight, earnestly looking at him.

In fact, if one looked at his face, he did not look ferocious at all, but he had been a General for a long time, he always had an impatient face that would scare people, so everyone would flee and distance themselves from him.

This kind of him….. was he lonely?

Cui Miao He was sitting on the couch for a while, quietly looking at him, even if she was looking at him for one or two shichens (2-4 hours), and her waist would be aching, but she would not be tired of looking at him.

Finally, she seemed to look enough, and after she carefully carved his face in her heart, then she quietly turned over to get down from the bed.

But no matter how gentle her movement was, it still aroused the person who was guarding the side of the couch.

When she saw his eyes serenely opened up, his face flashed through a trace of alarmed, until he saw Cui Miao He’s figure, then he could relax.

But looking at her who were unexpectedly wearing her embroidery shoes, his heart was suddenly tensed up.

“Where do you want to go?” A thread of anger and explosion rose up on his forehead.

She should not even think about it, his somewhat crude hands reached out to pull her thin waist forward into his bosom. Cui Miao He who was completely weak, could not compare to his strength, her whole person fell into his bosom as his anticipation.

Two bodies, one majestic, one slender, but they were indescribably conforming to each other, as if she should belong to him.

“You….. do not do this…..” This posture was too intimate, and it made Cui Miao He’s heart to suddenly feel nervous.

She was trembling all over her body, her rationality wanted to open her mouth to block his movement, but she was unable to follow her selfishness and to just rely on him to her heart’s content, even if this memory was only for a short time, it would be good.

“You are mine, so do not think of escaping!”

Chai Zhe Xia pursed his lips, this formidable General who was a tough and angry person changed into a child in a moment, he seemed to be angry but also did not dare to be angry.

Leaning on his chest, she could feel his heartbeats, the rhythms of Cui Miao He’s heart were pounding.

As it turned out….. this was exactly what her mother was saying about being moved (in her heart)!

Softly sighing, her originally tight closed lips, suddenly relaxed, then she impulsively moved her head to kiss his cold and thin lips.

This was a compensation to thank him for everything that he did.

If she was destined to have a man in this life time, in that case, it would absolutely be him.

So, at this moment, she was not thinking about any male-female’s boundaries, any reputation and integrity matters, she just wanted him, this impatient and who looked like a foolish butterfly. She was not even afraid of the consequences, completely throwing herself into the fire, and seeking that moment of brilliant.

Chai Zhe Xia who did not expect completely that Cui Miao He would be this passionate, he thought that she would fiercely push him away. But she actually did not, and even raised her head to kiss him.

Chai Zhe Xia whose character was candid, was also wild with joy in a flash, he sincerely believed that she already changed her intention to leave.

Even though they had not completed the wedding ceremony, but he already viewed her as his own wife earlier.

Reaching out his hand, he pulled out her hairpins, allowing the long and satin black hair to flow down like a waterfall. Like a dragon and phoenix candles that were swaying with glimmers, he turned over and slowly put her on the couch.

A gentle and fragmented bit of kisses were like raindrops that were dropping on Cui Miao He’s forehead, the tip of her nose, lips, necks…..

That gentle and delicate kisses liked cottons actually ignited a person’s flame, and pressured her to gasp for breaths repeatedly. Even though she wanted to start escaping, but she was also reluctant to leave.

Ultimately, rationality could not beat any surging from one’s whole heart, Cui Miao He surrendered and threw herself into his firm embrace in the end!

 

The General Only Fears The Maiden’s Escape Chapter 7 Part 1

Ok, trying to use the automatic scheduling has been a pain so far due to the time difference. Anyway, I’ll be on a vacation for the next two weeks. I have already scheduled to post the next two parts automatically. The timing maybe off but rest asure that Ch 7 Part 2 & Ch 8 Part 1 will be posted for the next two weeks. 😃 Over 3,000 words.

This chapter was translated by Sian for https://nuttyisprocrasinating.wordpress.com only and edited by Din2.

By Ye Shuang

Chapter 7 (Part 1)

Pa! (Slapping sound).

A loud and clear slapping sound was suddenly echoed in a flash, that blasting slap hit on the snow white cheek, a red hand print suddenly appeared on it. People could definitely see that she was exerting all of her strengths to do it.

“You already know earlier that he will come, right?”

After getting the notification from someone, Liang Yu Xia hurriedly went to the front door, then she saw the confrontation between Chai Zhe Xia and Wu’s landlord. She still did not have enough time to intervene, so she saw that the Wu landlord’s bride escort procession went back after Chai Zhe Xia exchanged a few words.

Believing that her thorough plan was completely failed now, Liang Yu Xia was obviously furious, so she went to Cui Miao He’s small pavilion with her anger, and without saying anything, she flung her hand to slap her.

This wretched girl was simply her enemy, when she just got married, in order to get Laoye’s favor, she exhausted some mental and physical efforts to curry the favor from Cui Miao He. With great difficulty, she finally had her own daughter, so believing that she already had someone that she could rely on, she gradually alienated and treated her coldly.

This time, she already plotted very well on her own a long time ago, and intended to sell Cui Miao He and use the money to pay a trouble that was created by her elder brother. Then, she would use the remaining of the money for the Cui’s family to live steadily. In the future, she would look for a husband for her daughter to enter the Cui’s manor, this way, these mother and daughter would finally rely on each other for a lifetime.

She did not expect it, that everything was unexpectedly and completely wrecked half way by that Chai Zhe Xia.

She was flustered and exasperated, and determined that everything was secretly arranged by Cui Miao He, a new animosity and old hatred were bubbled up in her heart for a while.

“What are you saying?” Being slapped suddenly, Cui Miao He quickly raised her back, looked at her stepmother’s ferocious face, and she faintly said.

“You have known earlier that Chai Zhe Xia will come to escort the bride today, right?”

It was her carelessness, she should actually know from that day when she saw Chai Zhe Xia’s protections towards Cui Miao He, that these two people had friendships.

But at that time, she believed that Cui Miao He strongly opposed getting married to Chai’s family, and when she house-arrested Cui Miao He, she did not see Chai Zhe Xia appear either. She believed that these two people’s relationships should not be that deep, so she did not guard against it.

“Did he come?!” Having heard what was said, Cui Miao He’s heart was suddenly excited.

Did he really come to kidnap the bride? Even though she knew that he was a person who would certainly do what he said he would do, but it appeared that it was not only a dream that he came last night, so she was skeptical that he would really show up for her today.

She did not expect that he really came, what about the other one (Wu’s landlord)?

Outside, the sound of joys from the bride escort were lively and noisy, with firecrackers sounds that made earth-shaking noises, brimming with cheerful atmospheres.

At this moment, Cui Miao He finally felt a trace of reality, the edge of her lips were raised with a trace of relieved and light smile.

“Are you still laughing? Do you not know that what you have done will cause the Cui’s family into hopelessness and eternal damnation?” With her eyes bursted forth with resentment, Liang Yu Xia felt like destroying the smile on her face again.

She spent so much times and attentions to scheme this, because she only wanted to make the Cui’s family to be able to avoid this concern. At the end, Cui Miao He was unexpectedly destroyed her scheme, and yet she was still smiling.

Facing her stepmother’s attack one more time, Cui Miao He did not have any time to deal with it this time, so she gently turned around to avoid the slap.

“Do you still dare to avoid (the slap)?” Liang Yu Xia was glaring and roaring at her.

Cui Miao He did not like to have a direct open conflict with her stepmother in the past, she just did not want to increase anymore troubles and cause any worry to her father. But she had been framed like this repeatedly by her, so she just did not have any trace of mutual affections anymore.

“Why should I not dare to avoid?” Cui Miao He did not think that she should be waiting calmly to take a beating.

“You…..” With this kind of condescending bearing, Liang Yu Xia was even crazier, she vowed angrily that she would bring Cui Miao He under her control properly today. “Huan Huan, help me catch your mistress!”

Huan Huan was looking at her two mistresses, and she did not know who should she help.

After all, she was originally determined that her Miss would be married off to the Wu landlord’s house, and would be having a miserable’s life throughout her life, so she definitely did not take into consideration when she betrayed Miss. But hearing what the Madam was saying now, her marriage to Wu’s landlord clearly failed, and Chai Zhe Xia’s marriage sedan also arrived.

If Cui Miao He could enter the General’s manor, then she…..

Just because of this, she had a trace of hesitation, Huan Huan did not dare to make any movements for a period of time.

Upon seeing this, Liang Yu Xia who was always good in guessing on what people were thinking, she knew exactly what Huan Huan was thinking about. Therefore, she raised her eyebrows, and said to Huan Huan. “Do you think that the Mistress whom you have betrayed, will still put you in an important position? One betrayal will represent forever betrayal, even if you still want to stay by her side, it is impossible to have any good days with her, do you still have hope to look after her?”

These words seemed to pour iced water down on her face, Huan Huan rushed without any hesitations in a split second. Her face showed an embarrassment and suddenly shed her image, and completely turned into somebody who was self-centered.

She rushed forward to help Madam to catch her Miss, even though they were all women, but Huan Huan was a servant girl, so she could normally handle many more matters, and her strength was also a lot bigger than Cui Miao He who was raised as a rich lady.

Soon, both of Cui Miao He’s hands were caught and put behind her back, upon seeing this, Liang Yu Xia promptly took a big stride forwards, and slapped both of her (CMH) cheeks ferociously.

A hot and painful feeling bursted on Cui Miao He’s cheeks, she lost a little bit of consciousness due to the pain, one would be dizzy and did not know the directions (after being slapped that hard).

“Huan Huan, carry her away, if I cannot sell her openly, can it be that I cannot sell her secretly either?”

Since she did not want to be a rich man’s small concubine, then she would just sell her to the flower lady (lady pimp) at the flower pavilion (brothel) in a far away place. At that time, if she was in an unfamiliar place, she wanted to see how she could escape her life.

Listening to the Madam’s explanations, Huan Huan was actually hesitating, although she was the one who captured Cui Miao He, but she still did not make any movements.

“Madam, if we carry Miss away now, and when Chai Zhe Xia comes in and if he can not find Miss, this will only ruin the Cui’s family ah!”

“Even if he finds this insolent girl, do you really think that we will have any peaceful days in the future?”

This insolent girl was very proud and arrogant as a child, she had never put her in her eyes (care about her), today was the second time that she wanted to entrap her, she was afraid that she already bore grudges in her heart for a long time ago.

Rather than letting her enter the General’s manor to be the young master’s wife, then she would use the Chai’s family strength to deal with her, she would be better off to strike first and gain the upper hand.

If Chai Zhe Xia could not find the person, he might be angry for a short while, but as a man, how many men could really put one woman genuinely in his heart. After a period of time, she would wait until Chai Zhe Xia forgot about this girl. And as long as the Cui’s family was wealthy, if she wanted to make another raucous, then it should not be too difficult, right.

Moreover, this girl had a good look, if she sold her to the brothel, she would definitely worth some money. In order to get this money, there was no harm if she would take the risks one more time. As long as she could make a comeback, she could sacrifice anybody.

“Madam, we should think about this, ok!” Towards Madam’s determined method, Huan Huan still thought that it was inappropriate. Once she raised her voice to say that, there were sound of some footsteps coming from the outside door.

Liang Yu Xia was startled, she was still trying to think what she should do to trap the beast, but it was already too late.

An upright and unafraid figure who resembled a deity already entered the inner room, the person displayed his anger ostentatiously from all over his body, and it made the atmosphere condensed immediately.

Huan Huan saw Chai Zhe Xia who resembled an Asura (a type of malevolent spirit in some mythology), and did not dare to capture Cui Miao He anymore. She loosened up her hand and quickly retreated for a few steps.

“Where do you want to take her?”

Once he entered the room, Chai Zhe Xia asked a panic looking’s Liang Yu Xia immediately with a cold voice. But her eyes did not forget to change direction to look at the direction of Cui Miao He, as he wanted to confirm that she was safe and sound.

But with just one glance, he saw some scarlet palm prints that were on her cheeks.

Squinting his eyes suddenly, he rushed to take a large step forwards to caress the side of her red cheeks lovingly. Then he turned around and glared at Liang Yu Xia with his eyes that showed more murderous spirits.

“You dare to hurt her?!”

“I…..” Facing Chai Zhe Xia who was so furious, Liang Yu Xia was really frightened, and trembling that she could not even say anything.

Upon seeing this, Chai Zhe Xia turned his head to look at the attendant who was following behind him, and explained to him. “Go and please ask the second Cui family’s young lady to come see me.”

Having heard what he said, Liang Yu Xia who loved her daughter as if it was her own life, was immediately anxious, she asked in a hurry. “What are you trying to do?!”

“Giving her a taste of your own medicine.”

She dared to hurt his woman, then he would retaliate on Cui Yun Xiu’s body, he always believed in returning good for evil, and he even more believed in a tooth for a tooth.

“You….. cannot do it, Yun Xiu is very delicate, she will not be able to stand it.”

These words that Liang Yu Xia had said, unfortunately, once it came out, Chai Zhe Xia was even angrier and he looked like he wanted to roast somebody in anger.

Her daughter was delicate, then was it possible that his woman was not weak?

His chest was suffocated by some resentments, Chai Zhe Xia coldly looked at Cui Yun Xiu who had been found by his subordinate, and who was already frightened and turning pale, she was struggling because she was being dragged (into CMH’s courtyard).

When Cui Yun Xiu went in, he did but say anything further and just stepped forward. He raised his hand so high, but before his palm even fell on her face, she was already weeping and tears were falling on her beautiful face.

“Do not be like this, they are my dad’s relatives after all.” Cui Miao He only said these simple words, Chai Zhe Xia’s originally raging temper, was extinguished in a flash.

“But are you willing like this?” Not paying attention to his own anger, but he only cared about her mood. He was looking at her serene eyes, and was not able to hide his love and favor towards her completely.

“I am certainly blaming them, but I do not want my father to be broken-hearted and feel sad.” Looking at him with her smiling face, Cui Miao He faintly said.

She would not continue to interact with this family, but she could not make her father be lonely either, so even though she hated them, but she also did not want to use this kind trick to retaliate.

“Very well, then we will go back quickly to have the wedding ceremony, if we miss the time, it will certainly not be good.”

His whole body that was entirely filled with viciousness before, faded now, but Chai Zhe Xia still had some manners to let someone go and find the matchmaker who came with him and let her watch the bride.

Cui Miao He had been to the General’s manor before, that place was richly ornamented, and she already praised the manor when she went there before.

When the procession to escort the bride was actually a lot worst than what was showed at the General manor’s splendid style. And when the busyness and the noise actually stopped, Cui Miao He lifted her red covering sadly, she knew with a quick glance that Chai Zhe Xia, this youngster was acting willfully.

She was afraid that the Chai’s family did not agree with this marriage, it was even more possible that they did not know that he was going to kidnap a bride to bring her to the house today.

Allowing him to lead along to get off of the marriage sedan, her hand tightly grasped a red satin ribbon (this is a red ribbon with a big red flower in between the ends of the ribbon that usually connects a bride & groom’s hands during wedding ceremony), and she was quietly following behind him for a few steps, but she suddenly stopped.

Actually according to her current circumstances, she did not have to pay attention to the rumors and slanders, and just followed him to have the wedding ceremony, this would be the simplest matter to do, but she definitely did not want to do this.

From the first time when he came out to rescue her, and he did this matter for her also this time, she already engraved him in her heart.

It was exactly because of this, she should not let this willful youngster to do too many things for her, but she could only accept it passively, and could not repay any of his helps.

Even more, it was impossible for her to look helplessly at his flourishing and bright futures, be destroyed by those rumors.

Cui Miao He who was pulling along the red satin ribbon, even if she was being dragged, she was not willing to step forward.

Filling blissful in his heart, Chai Zhe Xia who thought that he was holding a beauty back for a good moment, just found out that Cui Miao He who was supposed to be following him, was not actually following him at all.

Looking at the hand that was holding onto the red satin ribbon, because of the two people, one was going forward while the other one had stopped walking, so the stretch between the two ends of the ribbon was rather tight. The red flower in the middle was turning around more and more ah, and it made people to feel dizzy.

Thinking that she just went through a torturous act just now, Cui Miao He was not feeling well, so she stopped walking, therefore, Chai Zhe Xia suddenly took several big strides back. Regardless whether or not the matchmaker would block him, his big hand suddenly lifted up (the veil), and it made the red veil that was on her head, floated and fell on the ground. His sharp eyes carefully looked at her, then he asked in a gentle and soft voice. “What is wrong with you? Are you feeling unwell?”

Their eyes were looking at each other at first, Cui Miao He stared to look at him and look at his eyes that were filled with concerns. She actually believed that regardless what the rumors said, beneath the surface, he was definitely a gentle and soft man.

Being taking care of by this kind of man was a blessing, it was many women’s prayers for their lives, and this was also naturally her own wish.

But….. she could not be selfish like this.

“It is nothing, I just can not marry you.” She had thought it through, and knew that this decision was proper.

She was actually emotionally affected towards him and loving him, because of this she could not harm him and let him be abandoned by the Imperial court, and furthermore, she could not make him not to see his parents and family.

 

Sian’s notes:

I inserted the pictures so you can see what the author was trying to explain in the paragraph before the pictures. I’m rather happy that I find a way to insert a picture. 😃

The General Only Fears The Maiden’s Escape Chapter 6 Part 2

Over 2,770 words.

This chapter was translated by Sian for https://nuttyisprocrasinating.wordpress.com only and edited by Din2.

By Ye Shuang

Chapter 6 (Part 2)

This quick? Did they not say that there were still a few more days? Hearing what was said, Cui Miao He was a little fearful, her eyes suddenly flashed through a trace of frightened.

She thought that there would be several more days that could let her think of a way to run away, but she did not expect that her stepmother unexpectedly wanted her to be married off at an earlier date.

“Madam has said that the long night have many dreams, it will be better if the rice is cooked earlier in this matter.” Since everything was concealed from the Master, they would naturally arrange everything hurriedly before Master came back.

This way, even if Master came back, everything was already settled completely, so there was no more variables.

Hearing what was said, she should be flustered, but when Chai Zhe Xia’s firm eyes appeared before her, her heart that was originally not peaceful, was unexpectedly calm and settled.

Raising her eyes, she still looked at everything that was inside the room, she liked the landscape painting. Looking at the half pattern of the embroidery clothing, a typhoon embroidery. Then she was looking at the dresser that her father gave her, her heart inevitably flashed through a trace of melancholy.

Inside of this room was filled with everything that her father doted on her, maybe exactly because of this, it would make her stepmother see her as a thorn in her side. A thorn in her own flesh, right!

She understood, but she could not accept it.

Her line of sight suddenly arrived at Huan Huan’s expressionless face, Cui Miao He reached out her hand to take off the jade ring that she had always been wearing, then she passed it on to her.

“You can keep it for you, ok.”

Staring at that jade ring, Huan Huan did not reach out her hand to accept it, she only wrinkled her eyebrows to see Cui Miao He, and appeared to think unclearly on what kind of scheme that she was planning.

“You have served me for many years, after today, I will not be living at the manor anymore. Just consider this as your reward, if there is a day that he is in any difficulty, you will have money on you.”

Although they were master and servant, and their mutual affections could not end virtuously, but they were interdependent for so many years after all. Cui Miao He had not criticized her excessively from the beginning to the end.

“But…..” She knew that Miss treated her good in the past, but she could not believe that someone would actually have a good heart like this. She was fully aware that she was betrayed, but she (CMH) returned her (HH) betrayal with a reward, should there be some hidden plans?

Knowing exactly what Huan Huan was thinking, Cui Miao He faintly raised a laugh, then she just simply stuffed the jade ring inside her hand and held it completely into a fist.

“Just take it as a commemoration fate between us, master and servant, alright!”

“Miss…..” Looking at Miss’ face that had a light smile just like in the past, Huan Huan’s thought suddenly flashed through a trace of hesitation, especially when she heard this ‘master and servant’s fates, these four words, her thought that was originally firm, it unexpectedly was wavering slightly.

“In the future, do not call call me Miss anymore, once I leave the Cui’s manor, besides my own father, everything does not have any relations to me anymore.”

“But…..” Looking at Miss’ face that was determined to sever all of the relationships, Huan Huan was anxious unknowingly, when she wanted to say more words, but Cui Miao He already got up, and walked to sit in front of the copper mirror on her own.

Upon seeing this, Huan Huan silently stepped forward to serve her.

Cui Miao He quietly drew up long indigo eyebrows, then she put on face powder lightly on her face, she was slowly touching up and carefully drawing. In a split second, the sound of firecrackers started, and Huan Huan was holding her dazzling red wedding dress.

Looking at her magnificent self from the copper mirror, Cui Miao He quietly put her own hands inside her wide sleeves.

He would come, right!

Even though she was hoping from the bottom of her heart, but if he did not come, she would also try to find a good way on her own. Once she entered the Wu family’s door (married off), that was also the end of her life today.

She knew exactly what her own heart wanted so it was impossible to marry Wu’s landlord, she had already understood clearly what was in Chai Zhe Xia’s heart now, that even if she had to die, she would never married the other person even more.

Everyone was pointing out at the two crimson marriage sedans that were on the street, both seemed to stop together in front of the Cui family’s front door, there were still two bright and shiny fine horses that were following from behind.

One person who was wearing an official red groom gown was sitting on each of the horses, the two people turned over to dismount the horses at the same time. That one young person naturally looked handsome and bright, with those elegant and sharp movements. He immediately provoked a burst of crying out in surprise from the spectators and common people.

While the other official groom looked somewhat fat, even if the people helped him to dismount from the horse smoothly, when he just reached the ground, he seemed to be somewhat gasping for breath.

Hey, two official grooms!

Obviously, everybody heard that the eldest Cui family’s daughter wanted to get married today, she was going to marry the famous pervert, Wu’s landlord from the West city. They did not expect that there would be two official grooms, everyone made big comments one after another.

“Who are you?” Seeing a clear bright young man’s face in front of him, Wu’s landlord knotted his eyebrows, he was quite displeased that someone was actually snatched his own elegant manner.

He actually did not need to personally come and escort this small concubine, it would remain valid as long as the marriage sedan was raised and entered into the manor. But the Cui’s family was an official, the family could be regarded as a flourishing and luxurious one in the city, Wu’s landlord naturally did not dare to neglect it, in order to give a marriage courtesy.

“Chai Zhe Xia.” Pursing up his lips, Chai Zhe Xia’s sharp eyes looked up and down at the person who was in front of him. Looking at his conspicuous and old appearances, a trace of cold ray momentarily appeared in his dark eyes.

Chai Zhe Xia remembered him, and also determined the future of the Wu family’s fortune.

“Are you General Chai?” Chai Zhe Xia’s military glory was famous a long time ago, Wu’s landlord naturally had heard about it. Once he knew his identify, Wu’s landlord immediately became somewhat respectful.

But his heart was still bewildered inevitably, why would the General wear a red gown, ride a fine horse and also come here?

“Yes!” Chai Zhe Xia was very satisfied towards Wu landlord’s respectful attitude, so he slightly nodded his forehead.

“What made the General come also?”

Although he clearly understood the identity of the person who came, but he was still unclear with the purpose of him coming. He had not heard that the Cui’s family would marry off both daughters at the same time. But if he could have in laws’ relationship with Chai Zhe Xia, that would also be a beautiful thing ah!

Wu’s landlord became lecherous, his heart was actually turning very quickly, and believing that his own infallible was complete, so he promptly put a full smile on his face.

Who did not know that the General’s manor had a military glory that scattered all over and was an ancient clan, its powers were deeply rooted and intertwined, it also had its own trading company and numerous homes.

One who usually wanted to climb, but could not climb to get this type of rich and noble household, if he could actually become his relative, he would not be able to contain his own joy.

Immediately, he extended his fat palm, and wanted to take the opportunity to hold Chai Zhe Xia’s hand, with a face that contained a magnificent smile, it was so glorious that it really made people unable to open their eyes.

“Chai xiong (another way to say elder brother), so it turns out both of the Cui family’s daughters are getting married today, then it is really two joyful occasions ah.”

Wu’s landlord really believed on his own infallible to call themselves elder and younger brothers (people who call each other xiong-elder bro or di-younger bro are usually close friends), but Chai Zhe Xia’s expression changed even chillier.

Two joyful occasions? Chai Zhe Xia narrowed his eyes, coldly pursed his lips, he even showed more hatred towards this Wu’s landlord who did not know that his death was very near.

Dashing against his wishful thinking, he turned around to think an absolute and possible method to make him die.

Was it the mind of a vile character? For Cui Miao He, what was the harm to answer this vile character.

“The person whom I am going to marry as a wife is Cui Miao He.” Chai Zhe Xia looked like he was spitting out an ice pearl, and telling the name of the bride whom he wanted to marry to Wu’s landlord who was still happy and did not know anything.

Wu’s landlord naturally did not react for a period of time, he only mumbled out Cui Miao He’s name several times. Just now, his complexion changed when he discovered that the Cui’s family would not marry their two daughters at the same time, it was rather someone who was trying to snatch his bride openly and without fear.

“You, do not talk nonsense, I have paid a big amount of betrothal money to ask Miss Miao He to be my small concubine, I have a matchmaker and betrothal gift.” Thinking about a fat meet that was already near his mouth, but it flew out again, Wu landlord’s face immediately turned red (he was angry), and was ready to threaten and reprimand the other person.

“So what if you have a matchmaker and betrothal gift? I have a jade pendant that is used as a betrothal that is personally handed over by Cui Daren. You tell me if this Cui’s family will listen to Madam Cui, or listen to Cui Daren?” Chai Zhe Xia coldly asked a rhetorical question, he did not pay any attention to everyone who was standing, watching and discussing this spiritedly. If he cared about it, he would not come over with a crimson marriage sedan to carry her away.

“You…..” Having heard what was said, Wu’s landlord could not help to feel somewhat foolish, and he could not say anything for a good while.

“I come today to take the eldest Cui’s family and escort her back to be my (the General’s) wife.”

Even though he was able to dash into the Cui family’s house at night and rescue Cui Miao He who was still arrested inside the house, but he did not want to spoil her reputation sneakily like this. So he insisted on taking the person away in this earth-shattering way like this.

“You….. you….. you…..”

Facing this situation that had arisen abruptly, Wu’s landlord who was originally complacent, looked really foolish now. But when the sound of voices from the common people became louder and louder, his self-respect also recovered continuously, his face still looked really red, but he practically could not breathe one breath.

“You….. come here to kidnap the bride?” Wu’s landlord did not actually dare to believe that this absurd thing had happened, so his voice sounded trembling when he asked the question.

“I have the jade pendant for the betrothal that has been handed over personally by Cui Daren, what are you saying that I want to kidnap the bride?” But this jade pendant was actually delivered urgently into his hand early morning, it was just in time to block up Wu landlord’s mouth now.

“Who has promised that you can marry Cui Miao He, you go and find that person, the Cui family’s eldest daughter is my wife.”

“You….. you….. even though you are a General, but there are still laws in the ways of the world.”

“There are definitely laws in the ways of the world, but according to the agreement, I come to take her as my wife, there is nothing inappropriate at all.”

Hearing Chai Zhe Xia’s righteousness and self-confident words, Wu’s landlord felt even more pitiful. Liang Yu Xia’s greedy expressions suddenly appeared in his brain, he wrinkled his brows and asked. “What your meaning is that the Cui family’s first daughter is being married off to two families?”

Chai Zhe Xia did not reply, but he simply took out a block of dark green fine jade from inside his sleeve, there was one word ‘He’ that was engraved on it, the thing that was taken out belonged to Cui Miao He.

Chai Zhe Xia was staring at Wu’s landlord, and did not speak anything, it seemed that this block of jade pendant could explain everything.

“Is it possible that the first daughter of the Cui’s family is being married off to two families?” Staring at that block of green and right jade pendant, Wu’s landlord immediately got angry.

“Who the Cui family’s elder daughter wants to marry, Cui Daren should be the one who has the final say, right?” Chai Zhe Xia’s expressionless face looked towards Wu’s landlord when he said this, although his tone was soft, but there was an angry power within it.

“This…..”

If the person who confronted him today was an insignificant soldier, perhaps, he could still use his identity as a weapon and insisted on taking the bride. But the person who confronted him now was the famous, brilliant General. Since the ancient times, the citizen would not fight with the official, even if he relied on his power, he did not have a big power like this General ah!

“So General is determined to marry her?” Even thought Wu’s landlord knew in his heart that he would not win, but his heart was still unwilling, so he could not help to say it. “The reputation of the Cui family’s eldest daughter had already been ruined a long time ago. If you marry her as a wife, in that case, can it be that the General’s prestige will be damaged?”

Once these words came out, all of the ordinary people who were standing and watching, were also agreeing for a short period of time.

“I believe that Cui Miao He is as clear as ice and clean as jade. It was nothing more than a set up from the other people who made her to lose her reputation entirely. I (the General) am known to carry out heavy duty works, how can I care about this minor matter. Miss Cui is definitely worthy of getting a better treatment, and is definitely matched up well with the General. Only according to a heart of a vile person who thinks that Miss Cui’s reputation and integrity are ruined.”

“You…..” The praising words about Cui miao He were so high, and they made Wu landlord’s contempt words that were just said now, looked so ridiculous.

Hateful! He did not expect that he was deliberately provoked on his own words, and then he become a vile character completely.

Wu landlord was very furious, after staring at everyone in anger, he knew that he did not have any ability to face and match the General as his enemy, and could only make Wu family’s marriage sedan to turn around to leave resentfully.

Looking at the angry figure who was leaving, Chai Zhe Xia was extremely glad that he came here today. If he ignored it and let Cui Miao He to get married with this fat man, how could she have any future?

Coldly stroking his lips, Chai Zhe Xia swept off the dust of his red gown, and got ready to marry his bride.

 

The General Only Fears The Maiden’s Escape Chapter 6 Part 1

Over 2,730 words.

This chapter was translated by Sian for https://nuttyisprocrasinating.wordpress.com only and edited by Din2.

By Ye Shuang

Chapter 6 (Part 1)

Would he come?

From noon today, since after Che Yuan Yu and Ji Jun He came, not knowing how but Chai Zhe Xia’s firm face had been in her mind from time to time.

Moreover, every time she was thinking of that face, Cui Miao He’s pale face would have some colors unconsciously.

As a result, when the moonlight in the sky appeared at night time, she was sitting up in front of the copper mirror. Unexpectedly, Chai Zhe Xia’s tall and strong figure appeared on the copper mirror, and she was staring blankly.

What was going on with me? Was it possible that she unexpectedly made the person in her fantasy came out to be a life person?

She suddenly turned around, she saw Chai Zhe Xia’s reflection, not knowing if the reflection was her unconsciousness that was deceiving her, just because she wanted him to rescue her from the deep water and scorching fire and be her hero. She felt that the time stopped and her heart was beating like a drum, it seemed to want to jump out of her mouth.

Gazing at the figure that was closer and closer to her, Cui Miao He could only foolishly gaze at it, she was afraid, afraid if she moved even slightly, that person’s shadow would just be the same as when one saw flowers in the mirror and the moon that was reflected in the lake (not real object), then it would immediately faded away and disappeared.

“I will not let her get away with this.” Gazing to look at her, Chai Zhe Xia’s words appeared to come out from the gaps between his teeth.

At this moment, she only felt that his anger would quickly burst out.

In this lifetime, he had never felt this furious in the past, but staring at her who looked so weak and pale, he felt like wanting to kill somebody and he was thinking for ways to expel the urge to really do it.

“You really come.” Gazing at the real him even more, Cui Miao He who had been stiff for a long time, finally convinced that this was not a dream.

She was clinging to look at his handsome face, even though she thought that he was indifferent to her, but forgetting that thought, his figure often appeared in her mind anyway.

As it turned out, missing someone was actually accumulating little by little in the bottom of her heart.

Her heart was already moved at an earlier time!

Exhausting her strength to push away her own sincerity, as if she would be inured, scattered and smashed away.

But the calamity this time, and being able to see him again, Cui Miao He who had worked hard to build a wall in her heart, soon after, it collapsed with a response, she was unable to be calm anymore.

“If I do not come, is it possible that I will just look on helplessly to see you being sold to the Wu’s family?”

“What can you do by coming here?”

During these few days, she finally understood this, since her stepmother determinedly wanted to sell her, then it would be impossible for her to be lenient. Adding that to the clan elder’s supports, she would presumably be more unrestrained.

“As long as you agree, the Chai family’s marriage sedan will come and carry you tomorrow.”

Because he knew that it was impossible for him to sit and look when she was being pushed into a pit of fire. So since his parents did not agree with his method the other day, he went to find Zhangsun Cheng Yin and Ju Su Sheng to scheme together.

“This matter has already turned like this, according to that shrewd stepmother of yours, she naturally will know that you will get more protection from me. But at this moment, if she agrees to let me marry you, she will not be able to gain much.” He could see this point a lot better, because of her pride, she would go to find that Wu’s landlord who had a bad reputation.

“Do I need to care whether or not she will agree with me?” The meaning of this words made his face unexpectedly raised up for a moment and made Cui Miao He look a little foolish,

Looking at his knitted eyebrows, and raised up expression, she could only feel that the bottom of her heart was already somewhat soft like silk floss.

“But…..”

How much money was the reason that her stepmother would feel anxious because of this, Cui Miao He was even more clear this kind of stakes that she had to throw now, it was absolutely impossible for her stepmother to give her up easily.

“There are not many buts, I only want to ask you, do you or do you not want to go with me?”

Facing his concentrated expression and serious tones, it would be a lie if Cui Miao He’s heart was not moved, one was a young and proud General, and the other was a rich and powerful man who was near death, any person would pick him (the General).

But….. would she inconvenient him instead?

After all it was said and done, she was still worry about her own bad reputations and troublesome that would infect his status, Cui Miao He spoke with a heavy tone. “A man like you, should be worthy of a better woman.”

Based on the other people’s wild beliefs, he was a person who cut the sleeve (gay), then what else now? In her eyes, he was very good, it was so good that she could not match with him.

“Then what about you, do you really care about me?” He had never cared what other people would think about him, he only cared what she would think about him.

“I…..”

She was extremely late to discover that she cared about him, it was already too late, the Wu family’s marriage sedan would come and carry her. Even if it did not care anybody, her reputation and her own everything would be destroyed. This kind of her….. definitely did not match with him.

She discovered this deep feeling too late!

Inducing a trace of bitter smile on the corner of her mouth, she faintly said. “If you are willing to save me out of this, I will plan on becoming a Buddhist nun, I will accompany the green light Buddha, and live a quiet life.”

She did not want to implicate him, but she also was not willing to be insulted by the Wu’s landlord. For her, this was the best choice.

“I do not agree!” Thinking that she would have to shave the satin dark and long hair that was on her head, how could Chai Zhe Xia accept it.

His domineering and aggressiveness immediately raised up again, thus, he reached out his hand to poke her thin forehead and force her to look straight into his bright eyes, then he used a sort of like promise tone to speak to her. “I will not let you be a Buddhist nun, I want you.”

These past few days, he was busy outside and secretly became muddle-headed day and night, one did not know how many people who made the round trips to deliver the letters, and how many horses died because of this. After everything was done entirely, how could he let her willfulness to reject him again.

“It cannot be!” Cui Miao He shook her head painfully, but she also knew that her own heart was shaken up by his words,

This aloof and remote man inexpertly made a promise to her, her heart was fully trembling.

Not paying attention to her rejection, Chai Zhe Xia gently and softly supported her to sit in the small round table in the room.

Cui Miao He just discovered, and she did not know when he arranged it, but there were many fine lacquerware on the table, and bursts of plain smokes and fragrances.

She was watching that he looked like he was performing some tricks, it was the same as if things would come out of a head.

Looking at the sour vinegar fish, braised pork and lotus root with osmanthus flower soup, every dish that was on the table, was her favorite dish, but how could he know it?

Cui Miao He suddenly looked towards his gaze with concentrated, astonished and happy looks, that expression was also looking at Chai Zhe Xia with a somewhat embarrassed feeling.

He reached out his hand to touch the back of his head, he was somewhat embarrassed and said. “It was Che Yuan Yu who told me (about your favorite food).”

Hearing what he said, there was a sudden trace of redness on Cui Miao He’s eyes, they immediately flickered and filled with bright water.

Upon seeing this, Chai Zhe Xia was somewhat embarrassed and at a complete loss, consequently, he impatiently said. “You can be at ease to enjoy the food, I have asked the cook at my house to make these stuffs. I can guarantee that there is nothing added to it (eg. sleeping pill), furthermore, your Yuan Yu’s jiejie (elder sis) has said that you love to eat sour food, so this is a sour vinegar fish, I have also made the cook add some extra vinegar…..”

Finished speaking, he hurriedly reached out his hand to give the food to her, even the warm fragrant tea leaves was not overlooked either.

Following to look at the bowl that was covered with food that was the same as a tall mountain, Cui Miao He was touched until her tears were shedding and coming out rapidly.

This small pavilion building was indeed surrounded by Liang Yu Xia’s subordinates, even though he was very skillful, wanting to enter here on his own would not be too difficult, but wanting to bring in these many dishes was not a simple matter.

She had never thought in the past that she would desire to escape with a man, and this person would use this kind of treatment to her, her heart immediately became stiff.

“I do not want to implicate you…..” Her mouth already had the food, but she was still deeply worried and sick at heart that she would say the words.

Hearing what she was saying, Chai Zhe Xia’s face raised up and filled with smiles, his Miao He was really good and honest, it made any person unable to bear to see her being hurt even for a tiny bit ah!

“You can be at ease, you will not implicate me.”

Showing his affection, he reached out his hand to caress the top of her head, the strength of that soft hand made Cui Miao He’s tears to fall again.

“But….. but…..”

Even if she did not get married, no matter what, the family clans and the elders would listen to her stepmother, she would be married off to a rich and imposing Wu’s family. She already knew that her reputation was deliberately controlled and toyed by her stepmother, she was afraid that she was not worthy for a long time ago.

He was a grand and important general, once he followed her together, he would receive the court councilors’ criticisms sooner or later. If she would hinder his future outlook on her own, how could she be at ease?

Looking at a pair of her eyes that still had worry, doubtful and indetermination, Chai Zhe Xia knew that he had not been able to persuade her yet.

But there was no harm, as he believed that he still had a lot of times to persuade her later.

From the moment that he realized that she had disturbed his mind, he knew that he could not sit and look at her when she was in danger and not be concerned at all.

If her own family could not properly protect her, in that case, he would be willing to be the person who would protect her.

Because she was in all of his thoughts, so he naturally knew what she was thinking and considering,

He would not regard the other people’s talking, anyway, was the misunderstanding matter that he had, a small matter? So the other people’s foresights, he did not even care a tiny bit ah!

“There is no buts, you only need to believe in me, then it will be fine.” Staring at her eyes, Chai Zhe Xia’s one sincere and assured sentence that he said, was sufficient to shake up any person’s heart.

Could she really believe in him like this?

Seriously speaking, in between this short period of time, Cui Miao He really wanted to believe this so much. She really wanted to throw herself into his bosom so much, and to let him shield her from the wind and rain (trouble).

But could it really possible?

In no time, she really wanted to gamble.

Seeing that she was wavering, Chai Zhe Xia put down the food that was on his hand, then he extended his hand out to her.

Looking towards that big palm, Cui Miao He still did not dare to extend her hand, during a moment that she was hesitating, his hand moved forwards to grasp her hand to cover and hold her soft hand.

“Wait for me tomorrow.”

Leaving this sentence was apparently not enough, he agilely leaned forwards again, and stole a kiss from her cherry and red lips.

“You…..” Towards his rash action, Cui Miao He originally wanted to scold him, but the fiery lips immediately attracted all of her attentions. The words stopped in a split second, she lifted her hand to stroke her lips unconsciously.

Chai Zhe Xia was satisfied looking at her reaction, it was a good while before she could recover herself. Feeling his warm gaze, she was shy at once and tried to lower her head down. Even though he was reluctant to give up her lovable and charming expression, but he still did not forget that there would still a more important matter waiting for him to do.

He was coaxing her to eat more food, then agilely tidied up the tableware. Looking at his movement, she finally understood to whom she gave her heart to now.

Tidying up the things properly, he raised his eyes to see that she was staring blankly towards himself, promptly, he drew her to his bosom lovingly, and said quietly. “You have me for everything, do not be afraid!”

Before leaving, he showed a winter sun like smile, and the person looked like a bird with wings, then he disappeared within the boundless and dark night.

She subconsciously lifted her hand to caress her lips, then she looked into the distance at the dark and boundless horizon again, and tried to cover up the throbbing. Even though she still had to confront all of the frenetic feelings, but his promise just seemed to look like a sharp hooking arrow, perfectly embedded into her heart, she was afraid that it could never be pulled out in this lifetime.

 

*****

The sky appeared to look like a marble white color of the dawn sky, Cui Miao He originally thought that it would be a sleepless night, but she slowly fell asleep indistinctly until she woke up.

Because of Chai Zhe Xia’s visit last night, the Cui Miao He who did not eat for several days and conspicuously weak was gone. Not only that her physical strength came back, her spirit was also better by a lot.

Her long eyelashes were moving, but Cui Miao He’s consciousness was not completely clear and bright. Feeling that she saw someone who was standing in front of the couch, looking down at her.

When her consciousness came into her mind, she was startled immediately and quickly stood up.

The person who was standing in front of the couch was actually the person who sold her out, Huan Huan, Cui Miao He’s expression that was originally indolent, suddenly changed into being cautious.

“What are you doing here now?”

“Miss is going to get married today, Madam makes me come to serve Miss to freshen up and dress up, and to change into a wedding dress.”

 

 

 

The General Only Fears The Maiden’s Escape Chapter 5 Part 2

Sorry for the late post. I’m not used to the posting time anymore after a long break. But I will usually post the update at 11:30 AM EST. Over 2,790 words.

This chapter was translated by Sian for https://nuttyisprocrasinating.wordpress.com only and edited by Din2.

By Ye Shuang

Chapter 5 (Part 2)

Because she (LYX) was afraid what she would be the source of ridicule from the other people, even though she was loathing her (CMH) in her heart, she should still do the right thing. So when the Cui family’s eldest daughter was getting married, she would purchase things, excluded the dowry, other things like the wedding dress, the rouge (cosmetics), the five different type of brocades, etc, everything that Liang Yu Xia purchased was the best things.

Cui Miao He’s wedding news was impossible to wrapped tightly, the news naturally circulated to Che Yuan Yu and Ji Jun Yin’s ears, the two people promptly and hurriedly came over.

Due to the fact that they were the Cui’s families distant relatives, Cui Miao He’s close friends, and she was afraid that there would be issues that arose, Liang Yu Xia originally was not willing to let them enter the manor. But the other people would not stop pestering her if she did not let them enter the manor to see Cui Miao He. She also saw that they brought some money, and said that they came to pay the debt, so it was still because of money and for the sake of those money, that she let them enter the manor.

But she was not easy to be dealt with either, even though she let them see her (CMH), she openly arranged many guards who encircled the courtyard inside Cui Miao He’s small pavilion, she wanted to dispose of any of their desires to bring her (CMH) away.

This ‘battle-field’ looking courtyard, made Che Yuan Yu and Ji Jun Yun cry out and they looked at each other in dismay, they could not say anything for a while. They could only watch and be angry secretly, and follow the servant girl who was leading their way to enter Cui Miao He’s pavilion.

“Miss is just inside, Madam already ordered that you all need to be quickly, our young lady will get married in two days. But it just happens that her health is still unwell, so it does not suit for her to reminisce, so I hope that these two young ladies do not alarm Miss’ moods too much.” Huan Huan stopped her steps at the door, and turned around as if she wished a good fortune to the two guests, however her words had a heavy warning tone.

“Huan Huan, is the person who locked inside not your Mistress?” Seeing that Huan Huan betrayed her own Mistress, Ji Jun Yin was not able to hide her disdain when she asked the question.

Huan Huan had been following Miao He to their gatherings countless times, they naturally knew that Miao He had never considered Huan Huan as a servant, but she unexpectedly suffered from this betrayal, she obviously felt an injustice on behalf of Miao He.

“This servant’s Mistress is the whole Cui’s family, anything that is good for the Cui’s family, this servant will naturally know.”

“You….. what a good traitor who seeks glory, I actually increase my knowledge today.”
Hearing Huan Huan’s words, Ji Jun Yin who was always calm and had self control, could not help to be angry, she suddenly stepped forward, and without any explanation, she raised her hand to slap Huan Huan’s face.

“This one slap is for Miao He, I consider it as a break off relationship between the mistress and servant’s feelings, if you ever encounter a problem in the future, do not ever return and seek Miao He.”

Those cold and sarcastic words that were said, make Huan Huan’s face become pale and scrunched, but since it was already like this, she still straightened her back and stubbornly opened her mouth to say these words.

“These two young ladies have time to teach this servant a lesson here, but it will be better to go in and advice Mistress to drink and eat some food. These few days of torments make Miss unable to stand steadily, what an illness ‘look’ to be married and entered the Wu’s family. If she cannot make Wu’s landlord happy, there will only be bitterness in the future.” Finished speaking, she pushed the door for the two people, then she was standing and guarding the door.

Upon seeing this, the two people were completely disappointed with Huan Huan, but they did not say anything again, and each could only sigh secretly that there were people who had ambitions. Just when they came in to think, that if Liang Yu Xia could sell her step daughter like this, that would be expected as a matter of course, but this one merely servant girl, what kind of good treat that she would get from this?

These acts of this servant girl who sold her Mistress to seek glory, but she naturally would not get anything in the end.

Let it be, the road that this person had chosen, since she had already chosen this road, what could they say anything anyway?

After sighing gently for a few times, the two people entered into the room and saw a figure that was in the couch, the two people’s eyes were suddenly brimming with tears.

They hurriedly walked to the side of the couch, but they could only see the pitiful and agitated’s Cui Miao He who just seemed to struggle with someone in her nightmare.

It had been three days that even a drop of water had not entered her mouth, even if one was a hammer (strong person), one would also be unsteady (after not drinking or eating for 3 days).

However, it was only a short period of three days, the face that was originally beautiful and charming, already became hollow. Her graceful figure was also somewhat thin, more over, her face was also completely pale like snow.

“Hateful!”

That Liang Yu Xia seriously had a ruthless heart ah, she would unexpectedly take an advantage like this when Miao He’s dad was not here, and plan to torment her to become like this!

At this time, the corner of Cui Miao He’s eyes produced a couple of clear tears without warning, Ji Jun Yin reached out her hand immediately to shake her hand that was as cold as ice, she wanted to get her out of her nightmare.

“Miao He, wake up, quickly wake up…..”

After a few gentle call sounds, Cui Miao He who was originally closed her eyes tightly, faintly opened her eyes.

At first, she was still sinking into a few trace of mistiness, so she was not clear who was coming, with great difficulty, she could see clearly Che Yuan Yu and Ji Jun Yin’s faces.

“Elder sisters…..” Cui Miao He’s gentle voice was scattering, after many days of being helpless and tormented, she let out her cry first without saying anything, so she was curling speechlessly.

“Good child, do not cry now, you should drink some water first, ok!”

Ji Jun Yin hurriedly went to get water, so she could moisten her thirsty throat, but Cui Miao He shook her head. Thinking of the Cui’s family food and the tea that were prepared for a while, she did not dare to put anything in her mouth, and was afraid that she would sleep again.

“How can you not drink any water?”

“I do not want to lose consciousness deeply and then being sent to the Wu landlord’s bed by someone.” Cui Miao He forced a smile when she said this.

Even if the people who served her in the past, had already had a change of hearts for several days earlier, but if a close person like Huan Huan could betray her, such a big family as the Cui’s family was, how could she dare to trust anybody?

So this was the reason why she did not drink any drop of water for these several days, and eat any grain of rice, then she could become weak, pale and haggard rapidly like this.

“Are you saying that….. this water has any problem?!” Ji Jun Yin was always an intelligent person, Cui Miao He’s self mocking sentence made her realize the key point in her words. Her face immediately became heavy, how could one imagine that Liang Yu Xia would have the impertinence to be absolutely unrestrained like this.

“Hateful, I will return now to find my father, let him step in personally to take care of this matter.” Since their feelings were the same as sisters, how could Ji Jun Yin be able to look on helplessly when her younger sister had suffered hardship, consequently, she wanted to furiously turn around and immediately leave.

“Wait a minute!” Che Yuan Yu and Cui Miao He blocked her together, they did not let Ji Jun Yin to leave.

“What am I still waiting for, Miao He’s situation is already difficult like this, if we do not help her, who can help her then?” Ji Jun Yin wrinkled her eyebrows, then she saw that Che Yuan Yu who blocked her earlier, said the words.

“You naturally can go back to look for your dad’s help, but the problem is that as long as that Madam Cui will say to your dad this sentence, this is the family’s matter, who has the courage to prevent her from marrying Miao He?”

Just with this one argument, since Cui Daren was in Zhejiang province now due to the Emperor’s assignment, the place was even further away, that the distant water could not put out the close fire. Therefore, if they were going to do according to what Ji Jun Yin’s words, they absolutely could not afford to be taken advantage off.

“Then, what should we do? We definitely cannot let Miao He to be married off by the Wu’s family, that old meat, right?”

He was already old but he still wanted to dip his fingers on Miao He, this lovable and good looking young lady like this, it made people unable to gnash on their teeth in anger.

“Do not be anxious!”

Even though Che Yuan Yu really hated it and was angry towards Liang Yu Xia’s conducts and deeds, but the reason why she came today was not only that she wanted to see whether or not Miao He was safe and sound, but she also had a purpose to determine her feelings.

“How can I not be anxious, in the next two days, Miao He will be married off to the Wu’s family, when the sedan chair is raised to go in to the Wu’s family, she will be destroyed for this one life.

As she always considered Miao He as her own younger sister, seeing her run into misfortune today, Ji Jun Yin was naturally anxious as if she was burned. Wishing that she could have God’s ability so she could transfer Miao He out of the Cui’s manor, as to avoid holding a funeral procession and burial in her one’s life.

“I have said not to be anxious so you can hear what I am saying slowly and calmly, maybe someone can help us to save Miao He.”

“Who is it?” Listening that someone was able to help, Ji Jun Yin promptly questioned it closely.

However, Che Yuan Yu merely smiled and did not say anything, she turned herself to face the weak and powerless Cui Miao He who was half-leaning on the couch and she asked this. “Miao He meimei (younger sister) is familiar with General Chai, right?”

“I am familiar with him.” Cui Miao He slightly lifted up her neck, Chai Zhe Xia’s face that was full of heroic spirits appeared in her brain.

Everyone was saying that Chai Zhe Xia had a berserk personality, and he was also known to like men, but after she had several contacts with him, she felt that even though his temperament could somewhat scare people, but he had never injured one hair on her body in the past.
Even though he did not look like a modest nobleman, but he was also an open and honest person.

If she knew earlier that Chai Zhe Xia was this kind of person, maybe she would allow Liang Yu Xia to marry her off to the Chai’s family at that time, and she would not be in this predicament.

“If I am saying to abandon Wu’s landlord, and then marry Chai Zhe Xia, are you willing to do this?”

Che Yuan Yu would ask her this question, because that day before she came to see Cui Miao He, that Chai Zhe Xia who was unpleasant to the eyes, suddenly came to visit. He asked her if she would be willing to help him, and save Cui Miao He from being married off as a man’s concubine.

At that time, she just found out that these two people unknowingly started to have concerned for each other. If it was up to her and she could marry Chai Zhe Xia, it was naturally better than Wu’s landlord. But the thing that Chai Zhe Xia was thinking to do was world-shaking, since she was not the actual person involved, she should ask Cui Miao He what she wanted to do.

“I…..” Facing Che Yuan Yu’s inquiry, Cui Miao He suddenly recalled that he said he wanted to marry her as his wife the other day, her face that was originally pale, suddenly became red. This girl’s shyness was unexpectedly revealed on her face, but when she recalled her stepmother’s greed and unfairness, her amorous feeling’s moment was halted once again. “Older sister, because of stepmother’s conscious effort, younger sister’s reputation and integrity as a woman were already done for in the eyes of the common people, how can the person I am now, be suitable with General Chai who is an outstanding and proud man?” She did not want to implicate him.

“Elder sister sees your countenance, and you do not seem to loathe him, you and him…..”

“General Chai is a good person, he has already helped younger sister a few times, this younger sister naturally has unbounded gratefulness towards him.”

“Then, do you like him?”

“I….” Do I like him? She was not actually sure either, but she could not deny the truth, that when she was being arrested inside the house these past few days, his figure would float in her mind from time to time.

She had that kind of faint longing in her heart, she would even be dreaming about him who appeared to look like a deity several times at night, and he would rescue her from this severe calamity, was this the same as liking him?

“Chai Zhe Xia has said that if you are willing, the day that the Cui family’s marriage sedan went out, he would come to rescue you. But if this is done like this, your reputation will be completely destroyed, beside him, you will never be able to be matched to anyone in this life, are you willing to do this?”

Actually, just the fact that Chai Zhe Xia went to a lot of trouble like this, just to make her come here to ask Miao He about this, her impression towards him being a rude man had already changed completely.

A man like him, if he had already decided on any matter, he would not need to ask the other people’s consent, but he was actually willing to ask her to come here, because he wanted to properly obtain Miao He’s giving her consent on her own mouth. Just from looking at this point, she would feel that Miao He should pick him.

When her ears heard Che Yuan Yu’s words, Cui Miao He was staring to look at her, after a good while, she finally started talking. “I….. can I meet with him?”

Even though there were a lot of people who were guarding everywhere around the small pavilion, but she believed that with Chai Zhe Xia’s skill, he would not have any problem entering this place.

There was something that she had to ask him personally, otherwise she would really have a hard time making the decision.

“Good, I will let him come here to see you.”

Moreover, it would have to be quick, she did not know that she should bring food and water to this place this time. But she knew that if Miao He kept going to be in a hunger strike, she was afraid that she would not be able to hold on. So even if Miao He did not say it, she would still want Chai Zhe Xia to think of a way to bring some food and water to this place. Otherwise, even before Miao He was rescued, she would have to be carried away for her burial.