Chapter 36 – He Is Not The Same
The two of them walked into Nan Yan’s room and sat down at the tableside. Then, Nan Yan took a cup of tea and poured one for her friend and for herself.
Xia Yunting took a mouthful of tea and said:
“That night, when the rebel… oh no, I mean His Highness Yan Wang’s soldiers entered the palace, some of them came to the East Palace and killed a lot of people. At that time, we all thought we would be killed. Fortunately, someone later came to pass on words, saying that His Royal Highness Yan Wang ordered that they were not allowed to kill in the palace. From then on, we could only recover as we were coming from within a hair’s breadth of losing our life.”
Nan Yan stopped drinking. Recalling what had happened that night also made her body get drenched in cold sweat.
Xia Yunting said again: “After that, they shut and locked us up for a few days. We were only released today.”
“Did you ask for what reason they let you out?”
“Well, we don’t know.”
Xia Yunting said softly: “I was worried about you these days. Fortunately, Heaven stands next to the good person. Thankfully, Nan Yan you are alright.”
Nan Yan grasped her hand even more tightly.
Although the two of them were only separated for a few days, it was as if they didn’t meet for a lifetime. However in the meantime, in the middle of this completely confusing experience were a major political event.
Just as these two spoke for a while, Xia Yunting looked around again, and then said: “By the way, how could you be here alone? Have you not been locked up in the prison like us?”
Nan Yan shook his head and said: “I am not recorded as a slave, now I’m serving beside His Highness Yan Wang.”
“His Highness Yan Wang?”
Xia Yunting was stunned, and Nan Yan said hurriedly: “But I didn’t do that. We are not in that kind of relationship! “
Looking at her anxiousness, Xia Yunting smiled and said: “Of course I believe you, if I didn’t believe you, I would not have said that to them. However, is it safe for you to stay around His Highness Yan Wang?”
“I heard… that Yan Wang is a cold blooded person.”
Nan Yan was silent, then she said: “I am fine.”
Nan Yan recalls when Zhu Feng has executed Chen Fu at Imperial Canopy Hall . She remembered what had happened last night and somewhat distracted as she mumbled and spoke: “His Highness Yan Wang is not the same as everyone thinks.”
”He’s not the same.”
Xia Yunting looked at her with wide eyes. She was surprised and could not believe it. Nan Yan said hurriedly: “In a word, you don’t have to worry about me.”
Xia Yunting looked at her for a while, then nodded gently.The two of them were silent for a long time, then, she heard Xia Yunting sighing: “I didn’t expect we will encounter such a thing”
Nan Yan was also a bit frustrated:
“I remember that day when I was sent to serve the emperor, and you cried.”
“Obviously it was only a matter of days ago. But, thinking about it now looks like a lifetime matter.”
Xia Yunting’s eyes were slightly dim. Nan Yan did not know what she remembered. Suddenly, she laughed: “Yes, I remember when you told me that if you were a man, you could at least do your own business and make your own decisions. Unfortunately—-“
Nan Yan smiled bitterly: “Unfortunately, it’s just a delusion”
Xia Yunting sighed: “What kind of use is it, for a daughter like us, if we change into a man? As a concubine’s son, is it not the same? “
Nan Yan spoke: “Now, I am not even as good as a daughter of a concubine.”
“I am not recorded as slave, and I am afraid my family will experience many more hardships….”
“Nan Yan… “