I will be summarizing Chapter 36, while translating the entire chapter of 37. Qi Qi resents Mo Wen Chen for not saving her from the Empress Dowager, even after knowing the pain and suffering she’s been through. With the death of Qi Qi’s mother, we as readers can see how much Mo Wen Chen cares for his wife.
Chapter 36 – Humiliation
When she return Mo Wen Chen was not there, there were no traces of his personal bodyguard either.
Su Qi Qi looked at the so cold and cheerless palace, her heart became more restless, how did things turn out this way.
With Su Shi Shang’s methods wanting to fight Mo Wen Chen, it was a joke, but in Su Shi Shang’s hands he has a pawn, with that pawn she had no choice but to surrender.
Her heart was still in a mess as she tended her wounds, the needles left blue and purple thick dots all over her knee, the bleeding stop, however the pain was another matter.
If Mo Wen Chen appeared, things wouldn’t be so difficult for her. He knew about the days she was punished by the Empress Dowager at the temple, yet he was completely indifferent. With his power, to bring her away from the Empress Dowager grasp wouldn’t have been difficult, but he didn’t do so.
While leaning on the bed rails, Su Qi Qi slowly closed eyes as fatigue set in.
Outside the city in a deserted lane, Mo Wen Chen and Leng Yan stood there with a cold expression, the two didn’t speak. Within Mo Wen Chen’s cruel eyes there seems to be a helpless.
Leng Yan: “I did not think of Lei Bao Lord’s whereabouts are found.”
Mo Wen Chen clenched his fist, he didn’t say anything, he knew Lei Yu Feng was in Mo Wen Xuan’s hands.
He is not the former Mo Wen Chen, because in his heart he actually care. The current situation, he also knows, the person he cares has fell into the trap.
Mo Wen Chen: “Ben Wang will have a look how ruthless he can be, if he can’t, don’t blame Ben Wang for being ruthless myself.”
Originally he had no intentions of killing Mo Wen Xuan, however he is pushed to the cornered.
Leng Yan: “At the moment, Lei Bao Lord is in their hands, the Emperor…… wants you to exchange him with your military power.”
If he use his military power to exchange for Lei Yu Feng then he won’t have any strength to over turn the situation. If he knew things would turn out like this, he wouldn’t have order Lei Yu Feng to go to the Prime Minister residence.
Mo Wen Chen: “Never mind, Ben Wang will just give him the military, then it’ll be fine……”
Leng Yan thought his Wang Ye was going crazy: “Wang Ye…… why don’t your subordinates to deport people to steal Lei Yu Feng back?”
If Mo Wen Chen doesn’t have any military powers, the Emperor will act recklessly and care for nobody, at that time, Mo Wen Chen even will die very miserably.
Mo Wen Chen: “There’s no need.”
He originally wanted to go save Qi Qi, however the crisis with Lei Yu Feng occurred. He also knows that this is Wen Xuan’s doing, but he also know it’s already too late save Su Qi Qi.
“Let Ben Wang believe you once.” Mo Wen Chen murmured, looking at the sleeping Su Qi Qi, he felt tired.
This time coming to the Imperial City, he knew it will be dangerous, he has already prepared for that. But he is Mo Wen Chen, he will not back down without a fight.
Su Qi Qi was sleeping uneasy, frowning in her sleep as her body ached. Couple with her heart being numb, even though she repeatedly told herself not to hold any hope on Mo Wen Chen but her heart still ached.
Gently leaned over, Mo Wen Chen raised a hand to lightly uncreased Qi Qi’s upset wrinkly tight eyebrows, his finger was rough, but his action is very gentle.
He told himself, doesn’t matter what Su Qi Qi decides to do, he will not blame her, this time, it is his own fault.
Across the screen, Su Shi Shang is entangled with the Empress Dowager, which caused a few maids to lower their head, they have been accustomed to this.
Su Shi Shang: “Xiao Min, if you marry me, my life will not be so lonely and empty.”
The Empress Dowager: “You are not so lonely now……”
That year, Su Shi Shang did not object, he listen to all that woman’s arrangement.
Su Shi Shang: “You’re also not empty! Ha ha ha.”
Outside the hall, Mo Wen Xuan’s face is frost, his fist tighten with a murderous look. He has endured this for a long time, but, he had no way to de story it. She is his mother. But in recent days, they appear to be more act recklessly and care for nobody. As Emperor this really caused him much embarrassment. He hated Su Shi Shang to the core. He wanted to borrow Su Shi Shang’s hand to eliminate Mo Wen Chen, and borrow Mo Wen Chen’s hand to kill Su Shi Shang.
Chapter 37 – Big Fire
“Reporting to the Emperor…… An accident has occurred at the Prime minister’s residence……”
Mo Wen Xuan did not immediately stand up, but looked at his teacher once, he just slowly walked out of the back of the screen, staring at the guards, he severely frowned: “What happened at the Prime Minister’s residence?”
Regarding Su Shi Shang’s family matter he didn’t want to care one bit.
He also hoped that Su Shi Shang’s entire family have died.
Although he wholeheartedly likes Su Meng Ru, and also like her beauty.
Now, he felt that it would have been better if married Su Qi Qi, at least she had more brain than Su Meng Ru. (Damn right, you let go of a shinning diamond.)
There are some things, that doesn’t require you to do yourself.
Although Su Meng Ru have some small scheme, small strategy, but it’s not good enough to be presented on a stage, and accomplish great things.
Towards Su Qi Qi, Mo Wen Xuan is becoming more and more interested.
As long as this time it was a success, he thought, perhaps he can do something about it.
The guards didn’t panic, knelt down: “There’s a big fire at the Prime Minister’s residence, the backyard are burned to ashes, Mrs. Su…… was consumed by the flames.”
“What??” Mo Wen Xuan’s expression can longer be natural, he fiercely stood up, gave a cry of rage, his face was instantly green: “Someone come, prepare the carriage, let’s go to the Prime Minister’s residence.”
“Mrs. Su is consumed by the flames!”
These seven words kept running through his mind, almost making him crazy, all he managed to arrange, is all going to be destroyed on one day.
He did not think, that weak woman will choose this way to end it all.
As a result, Su Qi Qi will not have a difficult choice.
At the same time, in the palace residence Su Qi Qi and Mo Wen Chen also received the news.
At this time Su Qi Qi was a soulless doll, she weakly fell into Mo Wen Chen’s arms, her eyes dull, biting hard on her lower lip, the blood dripped down her mouth: “How could this be…… Mother…… How can you be so silly……” Su Qi Qi already said, there must be a way……
Looking at Su Qi Qi’s tear dropping continuously, Mo Wen Chen gently clasped her shaking hands, but he also didn’t say a word, he thought was at the end of his ropes.
He didn’t think Xia Xiao Die will die for the sake of her own daughter.
He didn’t have to ask anything to know in this case, Su Qi Qi is on his side.
Otherwise, her mother would not choose this way to help her.
Heart bleak, a parents’ love is universal and selfless and Su Qi Qi is also a qualified good daughter, she thought for her mother’s sake, always bent in for the sake of his mother, by all means.
The carriage ride in the street, very quickly.
At this time, Su Qi Qi suddenly did not dare to face reality, she suddenly caught Mo Wen Chen’s wrist: “Mo Wen Chen…… let’s turn back okay?”
As long as she does not go, she can not see her mother’s body, she will think she is still alive in her heart.
“Qi Qi.” It was the first time Mo Wen Chen has seen such a helpless Su Qi Qi, there was no doubt her eyes was filled with heartache, he always thought he was cold-blooded and ruthless, however now seeing Su Qi Qi, he felt his heart ached, he just realised it turns out he also has a heart, at least for the woman before him, his heart still soften.
All that have happened, he didn’t want to ask, now, he also did not want his woman to bear such pain.
“Mo Wen Chen, nothing will happen to my mother, right? It’s merely just a fire……” Su Qi Qi stared straight at Mo Wen Chen, her eyes as clear as water, her tears falls down like a broken line of beads.
He tightly wrap his arm around her: “Qi Qi, whatever happens, we’ll face it together…… Okay??”
Mo Wen Chen has never been so gentle, tenderly looked at Su Qi Qi, while raising his hand to sweep away the hair on her forehead, and drying her tears with his sleeve.
A finger across her cheek, cold like water.
At this time of Su Qi Qi needed a broad shoulders for her to depend on, and Mo Wen Chen can do that.
Su Qi Qi’s dead heart that was gray also feel a bit warm, she knew Xia Xiao Die choice was in order for her to live better.
Without Xia Xiao Die to hinder her, Su Qi Qi will not have any more worries.
Since she was young she’s been protecting her mother, in the end her mother protect Qi Qi with her life.
She used her fingers to take out he jade from her neck, Su Qi Qi tightly held it within her palms, more tears spill out, her mother once said, she must protect this jade pendant!
Although she did not understand, why Xia Xiao Die care so much about this pendant, but her mother’s words, she will keep in her heart.
In this life, only her mother was the only person who doted her, spoiled her, now, the only person who will dote and spoil is not here any more……
How does she face this?
The carriage stopped in front of the Prime Minister’s residence.
Su Qi Qi lingered not wanting to get off, the fire was still burning, the entire residence was in a lazy fire, the servants and maids are busy trying to stop the fire. It was unclear when Su Shi Shang came back, however he was loudly shouting.
He wants to rush into the fire to save Xia Xiao Die, she was his only pawn left, but he doesn’t have the courage. (fdgrfgh$%^!!!)
From what time did he started to grow tired of this woman? Once he was affectionately in love with her.
The second wife and concubines stood aside, their face didn’t have any facial expression, some people want to take pleasure in other people’s misfortune, but they didn’t express it openly, all these year, although Xia Xiao Die was not favored, but she always occupy the highest position of the Lady of this residence..
Very early on the Second Mrs. could not tolerate her.
Now, it finally can be quiet.
His wrist move, Mo Wen Chen gently sat straight up, gently nudged Su Qi Qi who was still in sorrow: “Qi Qi, we have arrived, let’s personally bury your mother together.”
This time, Xia Xiao Die also because of Mo Wen Chen that she will make this choice.
Listening to Mo Wen Chen’s words, Su Qi Qi’s tears gushed out even more, the fire has been burning for a whole hour, she knew, even if she personally came she also wouldn’t be able to see anything.
Yet she still came.
The firelight lit Su Qi Qi face, full of grief everywhere.
Once she got off the carriage, she pushed Mo Wen Chen away and ran straight into the fire.
Causing everyone around her to gasp.
“Qi Qi.” Mo Wen Chen loudly shouted and ran after her inside.
He did not think Su Qi Qi will do this, when he realised Su Qi Qi have disappeared in fire, her shadow was nowhere in sight.
Even Su Shi Shang also stood outside.
A surge of smoke, the flames sprang up towards the sky, while coughing Su Qi Qi fling caution to the winds rushed in, grew up here so she was familiar with this yard.
With her eyes closed she knew where her mother’s small courtyard was, and also where her former courtyard was.
The small fire started from the courtyard has already burned beyond recognition.
Regardless the flame burning her body, she endured the hot ignition, she wanted to see her mother.
The roof beam has fallen down, within the open space a burned black coke corpses was lying there, Su Qi Qi’s long hair had been burned up, as she beat the flames aside she stepped forward to hold the body on the ground.
At this moment, she had no more tears to shed.
Mo Wen Chen who chased after her didn’t pull Su Qi Qi to leave, instead he followed her every step of the way.
He knew now that whatever he says Su Qi Qi would not listen, it’s better to let her go, as long as his by her side, preventing any accidents from happening to her it was good enough.
Looking at Su Qi Qi tightly holding the body of Xia Xiao Die, Mo Wen Chen gently turned his face to the side, the fire burning, some hideous, wanted to swallow up all around their body, the hot breath, Mo Wen Chen was unmoved, he just looked across the fire from afar.
The fire in his eyes, was unexpectedly bloodthirsty cold.
When I read this sentence “Su Shi Shang came back, however he was loudly shouting. He wants to rush into the fire to save Xia Xiao Die, she was his only pawn left, but he doesn’t have the courage.” I just wanted to slap that guy silly. What a heartless and weak men.
What a sweet gesture Mo Wen Chen did, he just silently protected and comforted her through this terrible time.