Chapter 2: The Emperor
Sounds of people running and shouting rang out. Immediately, the serene atmosphere during the night was broken. Nan Yan wrinkled her brow as soon as she heard the commotion, knowing that what the Emperor hated the most was people being noisy during the night.
The last time a few eunuchs on night duty were talking with loud voices, the Emperor commanded them be dragged away and beaten forty times with planks; they nearly lost their lives. As a result, no one dared to make noise at night.
How was it possible that at this moment, so many people would dare to make a racket?
Nan Yan sensed that something was not right, especially since the voices were getting closer and closer, as if it was coming from right outside. She eventually saw several figures rushing over. Wondering what was happening, she looked outside, the pitch black serene night revealed a burst of red light.
Then, she heard a person shouting in a loud voice…
“The main hall has caught on fire!”
The main hall has caught on fire!? That red light outside is already a fire!
Nan Yan was frightened, and she stretched her neck to get a better look, however both her arms were firmly tied and she was unable to move them at all. Instead, the quilt along her body slipped off a bit once again, extending the widely exposed large pale skin on her chest.
Frightened, she dared not move. If someone comes in and looks at this scene just make sure it wasn’t be a man!
The main hall was on fire, so someone should be going to extinguish the fire. Yet as Nan Yan listened for movement outside, not only was no one going forward to extinguish the fire, on the contrary, people were scattering in all directions. It was as if they were terribly frightened of something.
In the end, what was happening?
The red light outside was getting more and more intense. It became almost possible to see the flames through the window paper, causing Nan Yan’s eyes to shine. The large raging fire soon echoed and a rigorous sound of something collapsing could be heard in the room. Followed by a rush of movement and increasingly loud screams began to sound.
Nan Yan faintly sensed that something was amiss. If it was only the main hall that was burning, it would be impossible to invoke this type of chaos to break out among the people in the palace.
There must have been an accident!
Just when she became puzzled and very much anxious, a cry was heard outside “A rebel army has entered the capital!”
Immediately afterwards, a horrible shriek of slashes intensified the atmosphere.
The rebel army had entered the capital?!
Nan Yan was already scared. The rebel army had already been besieging the city for several months. However, the Mamas in the palace and the old eunuchs in charge said that the walls of the capital city were so high that no one but the swallows could enter.
How was it possible for the rebel army to come and attack?
What is going on?
At this time, outside the door, several palace maids voices repeatedly pleaded “Spare this life, spare this life!”
However, they were immediately followed by horrible shrieks, with blood spraying all at once on the door and windows. Nan Yan’s eyes widened in horror as she noticed a tall figure walking towards the door.
Is…is it the Emperor?
This man was very tall, with extremely prominent eyebrows and nose. The chin line was also very robust. A high crown style hair binding was located at the back of his head and just looking at his shadow, you could feel that this man was extremely handsome.
For me this is the best description of the male lead! Credits: Photo not owned
However, Nan Yan’s heart suddenly skipped.
She had already met the Emperor when she first entered the palace. She had seen the figure of the Emperor once, at a distance in the city gate tower. His figure was a thin, small, pale and delicate young man. It is not like this shadowy figure that is both tall and handsome.
Who is he then?
As soon as Nan Yan’s heart started to doubt, she heard a loud thump sound!
The palace door was kicked open and a burst of intense wind blew through the palace door and layer upon layer of curtains floated and flew about. A tall figure from outside the door then walked in.