Ben Wang Wants To Be Quiet (Chapter 4)

  Didn’t it stop? Why did she suddenly break out again?

  Lu Jichi was stunned for a while. When he saw the jealous and angry eyes of the Ninth Princess, he found out the relevant information from the original owner’s memory—the Ninth Princess liked Qin Zheng, the eldest son of the Qin family, and wanted to marry him. But Qin Zheng did not have the ambition to be a princess’s husband, so he always avoided her. The Ninth Princess couldn’t get what she wanted, but she always refused to give up. She harassed Qin Zheng even more vigorously, and also troubled several girls who admired Qin Zheng.

   She didn’t allow others to look at him, didn’t allow him to look at others, made him a bachelor even though he was in his twenties. This was her love for Qin Zheng.

   Lu Jichi twitched the corner of his mouth, deeply sympathized with the hapless eldest son of the Qin family for two seconds, and finally looked at the girl again.

   Qin Zheng was born into an ordinary family of generals, but he was brave and good at fighting, and he was a talented general. When Emperor Zhaoning led the troops to repel the North Xia by himself, Qin Zheng also followed, and made great contributions in that battle. Emperor Zhaoning admired him very much, put him in an important position as soon as they returned to the capital. And the Qin family became the home of upstarts in the capital.

   This girl called Qin Zheng big cousin, and also called his mother aunt… Lu Jichi tried to search the original owner’s memory, and before being stunned by the huge and complicated network, he struggled to identify her—the legitimate girl of the Duke of Rongguo’s third family, the Jiang’s Ah Heng.

   The Duke of Rongguo household was a century-old aristocratic name. Its ancestors included several patrons, two grand chancellors, and one grand tutor. But this generation had fallen a bit. The current Duke of Rongguo, that was, Jiang Heng’s eldest uncle, was a useless loser. There left the remaining masters, the Second died young, the Fourth was sour and the Fifth was just a dude. Only the Third one, Jiang Heng’ father, could support the family’s name.

   However, he wasn’t highly-valued in the household when he abandoned the pen for the sword and became a general. The Duke of Rongguo’s household regarded noble scholars higher than reckless generals. Moreover, Jiang’s Third Lord also married the daughter of the Qin family whose name was quite ordinary at that time. As his wife died unexpectedly after giving birth to Jiang Heng’s younger brother Jiang Ci, Jiang’s Third Master also remarried another wife from a scholar family at the strong request of the Old Lady Jiang. But this event was unpleasant to his wife—she was born into a noble family. Who would want to be sister with a person of such humble origin?

   But Jiang’s Third Lord didn’t care about the indifference of his family. He took his wife, concubines and children to the border, only came back on holidays.

   As for the original owner, he actually didn’t know the Jiang’s Fifth Mistress. The reason he knew so much was that he had just heard someone talk about her beautiful name a few days ago—the girl’s appearance was too in line with the current aesthetics. Her face was like a hibiscus, her body was like a willow. She was not seductive, but gentle and quiet instead. She was the type that men and mothers-in-law would like.

   In addition to her father’s capacity, she also got along well with the Qin family, especially Qin Zheng. In the palace, Consort Dowager Qin, who gave birth to the Ninth Prince in the palace, was also her mother’s sister. When the prior emperor had been in office, Consort Dowager Qin and the Ninth Prince hadn’t been favored, no one had taken them seriously. But after Emperor Zhaoning ascended the throne, the status of these two rose like a tidebecause Consort Dowager Qin and Empress Dowager She were close friends. Now that Luo Wang, the former Ninth Prince, had left the palace and built his own mansion, his mother still stayed in the palace. This was all because the Empress Dowager was reluctant to part with her.

   And Luo Wang, who had also been a little transparent child and whose biological mother had been not favored by the prior emperor like Emperor Zhaoning, had no ambition for a higher position. On the contrary, he had been obsessed with farming since he was young. He usually liked to dress up as a farmer and work in the field with a large hoe. To outsiders, this was certainly a great wonder that was willing to degenerate, but in the eyes of Emperor Zhaoning…

   Please give him a dozen more younger brothers like this!

   Therefore, Luo Wang was also the most favorite of Emperor Zhaoning among all his living younger brothers.

   Because of the aforementioned reasons, Jiang Heng had attracted a lot of attention when she came back to the capital two months ago. However, she was said to have engaged to the Marquis Yongan’s Hereditary Prince. This time, it seemed that she returned to the capital to get married and stayed for a long time… Although in Lu Jichi’s eyes, she just looked like a fifteen- or sixteen-year-old high school student.

   “Your Highness, you misunderstood,” Jiang Heng was surprised when she heard what the Ninth Princess said, not knowing of someone pitying her. “This pair of moonlight bead earrings was given by my aunt and has nothing to do with others.”

   The Ninth Princess wouldn’t listen. She had seen Qin Zheng picking the pair of moonlight bead earrings in the jewelry shop with her own eyes. These days, she had been wondering whom Qin Zheng would give it to. Now she suddenly found the answer. How could she stand it? Thinking of Qin Zheng’s refusal to get married, and seeing him defending his cousin Jiang Heng in every possible way, the Ninth Princess suddenly became sore with hatred.

   Probably jealousy made people think brilliantly, she thought about it and suddenly turned around, “You! You’ve just now dared to use Brother Qin as a threat to me!”

  Why was Jiang Heng going to her aunt’s place for a meal after leaving the palace? Why was she worried about her aunt’s health? She obviously used her aunt and Qin Zheng as a cover and threatened the Ninth Princess so that she wouldn’t be laid a hand on by the princess.

   She actually realized it?

   Jiang Heng raised her eyebrows calmly, chuckled silently. This pair of earrings had been really given to her by her aunt. Several cousins in her aunt’s household also had one each. But the little princess was getting angry. Even if she explained, the princess wouldn’t listen…

   The girl’s eyes turned slightly and flashed faintly. She was about to say something when footsteps suddenly came behind her

   “What happened?”

   She turned around and saw Jin Wang.

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   “Eleventh Brother!” Seeing Lu Jichi, the Ninth Princess’s eyes suddenly turned red, and she ran over in grievance and resentment.

   Lu Jichi didn’t really want to care about her. This girl’s personality was too annoying, but the original owner had always treated her better than the Tenth Princess, his sister from the same mother. In order not to be seen as strange, he could only soften his voice like the original owner, “Why did you gasp? Who made you angry again?”

   Lu Jichi’s arrival made the Ninth Princess’s reason on the verge of losing sanity return slightly. Although it wasn’t clear, Jiang Heng obviously meant to use Qin Zheng as a threat. If the princess really asked someone to lay a hand on Jiang Heng, Qin Zheng would hate her… He basically didn’t like the princess, she couldn’t leave him another bad impression. But if Jin Wang made this unfamiliar girl from a humble family suffer, would Jiang Heng dare to tell Qin Zheng that she instigated her brother?

   Thinking of this, she pointed at Jiang Heng and said in annoyance, “She! Eleventh Brother, she didn’t greet me, she even insulted me…”

   The white fat maid suddenly became nervous. Birds of a feather flocked together. The Ninth Princess was an unreasonable nuisance. How better could her close brother Jin Wang be? In case he really wanted to do something to her mistress, she…

   “Then you just slap her face.”

   “…?!” Looking at her elder brother’s “Come on, I’ll cheer you on” look, the Ninth Princess was stunned for a moment.

   “You are a blue-blooded princess. If someone offends you, just give her a slap,” Lu Jichi looked like a good elder brother, “Don’t worry, if Brother Emperor asks, I will protect you.”

   The Ninth Princess was like, “…”

   Although this unlucky elder brother still stood by her side like before, but why did she feel wrong?

   Seeing her staring at him silently, Lu Jichi secretly smiled inside, but raised an eyebrow, “What’s the matter? How daunting you are today. It’s not like you anymore.”

   Jin Wang was on bad terms with Qin Zheng, and he always disagreed that she liked Qin Zheng. The Ninth Princess dared not to tell the truth, faltered for a moment, then resisted her anger and muttered, “Because there was a nosy fellow told Brother Emperor that I was bossy the other day. Eleventh Brother, it is not convenient for me to act now, would you help me punish her?”

   Lu Jichi glanced at Jiang Heng. She was keeping her head low, looking docile and respectful.

   She didn’t even plead or defend herself?

   Lu Jichi was surprised and couldn’t help but looked at her a few more times. The Ninth Princess saw that and looked even more angry.

   This shameless bitch! She already had a fiancé, and still went around seducing other men, first Qin Zheng, and now her Eleventh Brother…

   Staring at the pair of brightly-lit moonlight bead earrings on Jiang Heng’s ears, the Ninth Princess felt sore and painful, began to act coquettishly when she pulled Lu Jichi’s sleeves.

   She has always been cute and lovable in front of the original owner. If the original owner was here, he would have had someone do punish Jiang Heng—What was the matter with beating a courtier’s daughter?

   As for this said courtier’s daughter was a fairy-like beauty…

   Sorry, but in the eyes of His Royal Highness Jin Wang, there was no difference between a beauty and Wei Yidao, a tall and rough man.

   However, Lu Jichi was a person with normal aesthetics, and he was not the kind of mentally retarded parents who could indulge their little brats infinitely. Therefore, despite her coquetry, the Ninth Princess only got a surprising reaction, “What a coincidence? Yesterday someone impeached me!”

   There was nothing else.

   After a long while, the Ninth Princess, who was waiting for him to continue, was like, “…”

   Jiang Heng couldn’t resist a chuckle, although there was no sound, it was enough to make people embarrassed.

   The Ninth Princess trembled all over, and raised her hands fiercely as if she lost her reason, “Bitch! How dare you laugh at me!”

   Jiang Heng didn’t hide, looked up at her, smiled, and mouth a word, “big cousin”.

   The Ninth Princess returned to her senses in an instant, at the same time no longer raised her hands. One breath stuck in her chest, she was almost suffocating.

   Looking back at Lu Jichi, she only found that he was just gazing at her with encouragement and didn’t mean to stand up for her.

   The Ninth Princess’s lips trembled, she finally couldn’t help bursting into tears.

   “Eleventh Brother, you have changed! I won’t pay attention to you anymore!” In the end, she stamped her feet severely, and ran away with tears.

  Your Eleventh Brother not only changed, but also changed thoroughly… Lu Jichi didn’t follow her, only pretended to give a few words to the nearby court lady, and then turned to look at Jiang Heng.

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Ben Wang Wants To Be Quiet (Chapter 3)

   Last night, when the Duke of Anguo celebrated his seventieth birthday, the original owner went to the banquet. After drinking too much, he left early. Later… Lu Jichi tried to think about it, found that the original owner’s memory was broken by this point, and the rest was his own memory.

   So his being seduced, his being a rogue, his being pushed into the water, all of them was not a dream, but a reality?!

   Remembering the hot feeling and extreme discomfort at that time, Lu Jichi twitched the corner of his mouth. How did the Crossing God play him by choosing such a wretched time for him to cross! But obviously, the original owner had been played too…

   As for who did it to him, Lu Jichi flipped through the original owner’s memory, but couldn’t find the answer. He didn’t think more because Emperor Zhaoning was still waiting for his answer.

   “It’s just that I drank too much and accidentally stepped on the air. It was no big deal. Thank you for your concern, Brother Emperor.” This incident was related to his crossing. Lu Jichi didn’t dare to tell the truth before finding out what had happene, so he just nonchalantly answered.

   Emperor Zhaoning raised his eyebrows and didn’t ask more.

   “That’s good,” he raised his cup, sipped the tea, then said with a smile, “Anyway, you’re not too young any more, do you have any girl that you favor? If so, tell me, and I’ll give you my word to marry.”

   “No,” Lu Jichi snorted disgustedly like the original owner without waiting for Emperor Zhaoning to finish. “It’s annoying to see them pretend.”

   “Not all girls are like that. If you look carefully, you will definitely find a suitable one.” Emperor Zhaoning smiled and said casually, “Or if you tell me what type of girl that you favor, I will help you find?”

   This was temptation!

   Lu Jichi grimaced slightly, and pouted his lips to reveal a reluctant expression, “It’s alright… but she must be good-looking, gentle, and not annoying.”

   Emperor Zhaoning was quite surprised at Lu Jichi’s blunt words.

   No one else knew that this little brat of a younger brother had been jumping up and down to find a capable in-laws to help him, but he knew it all. But now…

   Emperor Zhaoning groaned inside, but smiled without showing anything on his face, “Alright, I’ll ask your sister-in-law to find for you herself.”

   (Note by editor: Here the emperor means his wife, the queen consort).

  ***

   As soon as he left the Imperial Study, he met Wei Yidao’s bewildered eyes. Lu Jichi coughed lightly and patted the man’s shoulder, “Go home.”

   Wei Yidao subconsciously kept up with his master before he came back to his senses.

   “Your Highness! How could you just…”

   His voice was loud, and his words were thunderous. Lu Jichi was taken aback and hurriedly interrupted, “I’ll talk about it after we return home.”

   Didn’t he see the court ladies and eunuchs all around!

   “But…”

   “Shut up!”

   “… Oh.”

  Looking at this aggrieved buddy, Lu Jichi was tired to no end.

  The original owner’s people either had delusions of grandeur or had a one-track mind, he still wanted to lead a rebellion and become an emperor? He was not just a fool! Thinking about his tremble when facing Emperor Zhaoning, Lu Jichi couldn’t help but quicken his pace.

   Although Emperor Zhaoning always smiled and had a gentle attitude, Lu Jichi had an intuition that the emperor knew what the original owner wanted to do.

   The reason why no action had been taken was that the emperor remembered the favor of the original owner’s biological mother. But no matter how great the gratitude was, there would always be a day when it would be exhausted. Moreover, the nature of today’s incident was so serious that it was no longer a small joke that could be forgiven. Anyway, if he was Emperor Zhaoning, if the rebellion was started, he would definitely not let go of the original owner again. It was said that a villain was hard to prevent. If someone had already been malicious in his heart, who knew what could he do?

   The more Lu Jichi thought about it, the more unpleasant he felt. He silently cursed the Crossing God again, and whispered to Wei Yidao, “Send an order to Meiren Liu immediately. Halt the plan. Don’t mess it up.”

   Wei Yidao wanted to talk, but Lu Jichi didn’t give him the opportunity, “I suspect that my Brother Emperor already knew our plan, and he is now waiting for us to walk right into the trap.”

   Wei Yidao’s complexion changed suddenly, and he lowered his voice after a long while, “How could this happen! Could there be… a spy among our people?!”

   Seeing that he was convinced, and took the initiative to make up a perfect excuse, Lu Jichi was silent for a moment and nodded solemnly, “So, before finding out what was going on…”

   “Do not act recklessly!”

   “… Yes.”

   “Your Highness, don’t worry, I’ll do it! And that spy…” Wei Yidao squeezed his fist with a fierce look, “Dare to betray Your Highness, let’s see how I smash his head!”

   Lu Jichi was like, “…”

   As long as you were happy.

   As they walked outside the palace, Wei Yidao suddenly patted his forehead, “I almost forgot! This morning, Mr. Sun reported that the Empress Dowager accidentally fell down while visiting the Royal Garden last night. Your Highness, you should go visit her!”

   Lu Jichi had been worrying sick about saving his life and returning to modern times, so he didn’t really want to go. But Empress Dowager She was Emperor Zhaoning’s biological mother, and also his nominal Queen Mother, so he couldn’t help but go.

   (Note by editor: She is a surname in Chinese).

   “I see, you go quickly, don’t delay the business.” After he finished talking, he sighed silently, and turned to Shouning Palace.

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   “Empress Dowager is tired and is taking a rest. The imperial physician gave a direction that she should not be disturbed. Therefore, Your Highness, you should leave and come back when Empress Dowager is better.”

   Empress Dowager She had a humble background and a dull personality. Her relationship with her own son, Emperor Zhaoning, was very ordinary, let alone other princes. Therefore, Lu Jichi didn’t feel weird when she refused to see him. He just gestured and said a few clichés to the court lady who came out to reply like the original owner, and then he excused himself.

   Wei Yidao had already left, Lu Jichi walked alone on the way out of the palace, his chaotic mood gradually calmed down.

   Although Lu Jichi just graduated from university, his life had been filled with bullshits since he was a child. His bastard father had cheated on his mother, abandoned her and him for the sake of a lover. The lover disliked his father because he was too old and gave him a bad name. His father was sad and angry. Before he died, he left his huge inheritance to the son of his wretched wife… Anyway, it was more exciting than TV dramas. So although this crossing was kind of imaginary, Lu Jichi quickly adjusted his mood and began to think about what to do next.

  The first thing was to save his lifethis was not particularly difficult. Emperor Zhaoning owed a debt of gratitude to the original owner’s biological mother. Under normal circumstances, Emperor Zhaoning would not take Lu Jichi’s life. Lu Jichi just needed to be a little more careful in order not to reveal his identity, and to stop his deadly rebellious actions.

  The second thing was to try to get back to modern timesthis was more difficult, because he had no idea why and how he crossed.

   It happened to him that he could only go to the place where the incident occurred last night to see if he could find any clues. The girl who tried to seduce the original owner and later threw him into the water might know something…

   “I said slap her! Are you all deaf!”

   The sudden yelling interrupted Lu Jichi’s thoughts. He looked up and saw that there was a brightly dressed girl with a proud look. She was about fourteen or fifteen years old. She was pointing at a girl in a water-blue dress whom she wanted to beat.

   The girl’s dark hair was drooping, and her figure was slim. Although her face couldn’t be seen clearly, her beauty couldn’t be hidden. Behind her was a fat little maid. He felt an inexplicable sense of joy seeing the combination of one slim and one fat, one tall and one short girls standing together.

   Because of their looks, Lu Jichi immediately recognized that they were the pair of mistress and maid he had met on his way to the Imperial Palace before. However, the original owner didn’t know them, but he knew the girl who was going to beat people. Lu Jichi knew her identity at a glancethe Ninth Princess, the prior emperor’s most favorite daughter. Because her biological mother, Concubine Chengtai, and the original owner’s biological mother were cousins, she had always been having a good relationship with him.

   This girl who was willful and arrogant was a real little brat. How did they provoke her?

   The sense of justice in his bones told Lu Jichi to go up and help out with some hesitation, but the the girl suddenly said, “Your Highness, please calm down. I don’t know if I did something wrong to make you so angry?”

  The voice was soft, inexplicably familiar, Lu Jichi was taken aback, somehow he thought of the girl who pushed him into the water last night.

   Although he was confused and uncertain at the time, it sounded very similar…

   Could it be her?!

   “That’s fine if you see a princess and don’t greet her, but you still dare to contradict her. Fifth Mistress, do you still feel that you didn’t do anything wrong?!”

   It was the court lady of the Ninth Princess who talked. The white fat maid saw her roll up the sleeves in order to lay a hand on her mistress, she was anxious to help refute, but was stopped by a look in her mistress’s eyes.

   “I dare not, just now…” The girl raised her head slightly, revealing a pale, gentle, extremely beautiful face.

   Lu Jichi’s pupils shrank, and he felt like his heart was hit hard by something. However, no matter how beautiful she was, she was still an underage girl. After admiring her, he withdrew his gaze very honestly. He silently considered that although he really deserved what he got last night, this girl looked gentle and dignified, she shouldn’t have pushed him directly into the river?

   “Nonsense, do it!”

   The Ninth Princess obviously didn’t intend to listen to her explanation. The girl was helpless, so she could only step back and said, “Your Highness, you are superior, I am inferior. If you want to beat me, I naturally won’t dare to refuse. But just before going to the palace, my aunt sent a direction for me to see her after leaving here. My eldest cousin came back from the army and wanted to have a meal with his siblings and cousins. I’m afraid to make the elders worried. Could you show me mercy and grant me the favor of another kind of punishment, Your Highness?”

   The Ninth Princess froze for a moment and then sneered, “You really take yourself seriously, and dare to bargain with me?”

   “I dare not. But my aunt is not in good health, I really don’t want to make her worried. And my eldest cousin…” The girl paused slightly, “He cares about my aunt the most. If my aunt is upset, maybe he will…”

   The Ninth Princess’s expression changed slightly, and it took her a long time to snort unwillingly: “Forget it, I will spare you today. Get out of here quickly, and don’t appear in front of me in the future!”

   “Thank you for your kindness, Your Highness.” The girl lowered her lids to cover the light at the bottom of her eyes, slightly bowed, and left with her fat maid.

   The Ninth Princess pouted her lips and turned around to leave, but at the moment she turned her head, she happened to see something, halted her action, and said: “Stop!”

   Without waiting for the girl to react, she ran over with her hand raising the dress, “What are you wearing on your ears?!”

   The girl was taken aback, seemingly puzzled. But before she could say anything, the Ninth Princess already denounced in a high pitch, “He actually gave you this pair of moonlight bead earrings… You shameless thing! You already have a fiancé, but still go around seducing others! Someone! Slap her face!”

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Ben Wang Wants To Be Quiet (Chapter 2)

  The chariot galloped on the way to the Imperial Palace, Lu Jichi flipped through the memory of Emperor Zhaoning, and 10,000 “dammit” words flashed through his mind.

  The prior emperor was fatuous, and ignored political affairs. In addition to playing baby-making games with his concubines, he also took drugs. As a result, he finally killed himself three years ago.

   After his death, the Crown Prince should have succeeded, but he was killed by someone sent by the Second Prince. The Second Prince’s neck was slashed by the coalition of the Third and Fourth Princes. Then the Fifth, the Sixth and the Eighth Princes joined the melee, and the brothers of the prior emperor also took advantage of the wave. A bunch of people fought for the throne, making people miserable. The Zhou Dynasty was about to fall.

   By this time, the North Xia, the most powerful foreign enemy of the Zhou Dynasty, also fished in troubled waters and suddenly mounted an invasion. The dynasty was precarious in the midst of a raging storm of foreign and internal troubles. Just when everyone thought that the dynasty was about to end, the Seventh Prince, whose maternal side was humble, and was not favored by the emperor, took the lives of aforementioned brothers and uncles, and successfully ascended to the throne.

   After proclaiming himself king, Emperor Zhaoning first quelled the internal chaos by thunderous tricks, then led the troops of 100,000 soldiers to repel the mighty North Xia warriors by himself, and successfully saved the dynasty. Although the Zhou dynasty had not completely recovered from the war, it was believed that in another eight or ten years, it would be able to reproduce its former prosperity and strength under his diligent management.

  —Alright, the person the original owner wanted to rebel against was such an awesome character who could compare with Qin Shi Huang and Emperor Wu of Han.

   (Note by editor: the original owner was Jin Wang who Lu Jichi was crossed into).

   Lu Jichi almost wanted to physically forced the original owner to kneel down.

   It was not difficult to understand that people of the same royal bloodline wouldn’t be willing to succumb to another, and wanted to lead a rebellion for the throne. In history, many villains had successfully climbed to the top by killing their fathers and brothers. But what’s important was that you must have played to your strengths, youngster!

   It would be reasonable if this Emperor Zhaoning was a trash snack like the prior emperor, but he was not. He was a big boss who could turn you into a scum, so when throwing a straw against the wind, were you tired of life, or afraid that it was too long?!

   Recalling the brutal methods used by Emperor Zhaoning to deal with his dead brothers before, Lu Jichi was numb, and couldn’t help but urged, “Hurry up!”

   Wei Yidao, who was driving the chariot outside, was a little puzzled, but when he thought of His Royal Highness’s bad temper, he didn’t dare to ask more. He only hated Emperor Zhaoning a bit more–how bad the emperor must have been to make his master not stand waiting and go to the palace right away to see his brother’s bad luck in person?

   While he was thinking, the chariot reached the destination. Lu Jichi jumped out of it and ran to the Inner Palace.

   In order to avoid suspicion, a prince who had a title could no longer go to the Inner Palace at his will, but the situation was critical at the moment, and Lu Jichi couldn’t remember this. Wei Yidao wanted to remind him, but before he could open his mouth, he saw the confidant servant of Emperor Zhaoning, Lin Fulai, coming.

   The beardless white-faced old eunuch was smiling to greet a girl in a water-blue dress.

   The girl lowered her head, her face couldn’t be seen clearly, only her white chin was exposed. She was not short in stature, she was slim and slender, standing there gracefully, in sharp contrast with the bun-like maid behind her. She was indescribably elegant and beautiful.

   But Lu Jichi wasn’t in the mood to appreciate beauty at the moment, so he glanced subconsciously and then withdrew his attention. However, beside her, Lin Fulai heard the footsteps and bowed his head to greet him.

   “Your Highness Jin Wang, for what reason do you come to the palace now?”

  Lu Jichi recognized Lin Fulai’s identity, learned the original owner’s arrogant gesture, and said, “Ben Wang has something to discuss with my Brother Emperor, where is he?”

   “His Majesty is in the Imperial Study…” So he wasn’t going to see Meiren Liu! While Lu Jichi’s heart loosened, Lin Fulai smiled and continued, “… teaching Liu Niang Niang to write.”

   (Note by editor: Niang Niang is what lower-ranked concubines or people address a higher-ranked concubine).

   Lu Jichi was like, “…”

   Would you die if you said a whole sentence in one breath?

  Turning around with his uncomfortable heart, Lu Jichi ran to the Imperial Study according to the memory of the original owner. When passing by the girl, she bowed respectfully and greeted, “Your Highness.”

  Her voice was soft and waxy, and sounded familiar, but Lu Jichi didn’t have time to see to her at the moment, and ran over without any reaction.

  The girl glanced at him for a moment, slightly curled her lips, took the maid to say goodbye to Lin Fulai, then turned and walked to the Inner Palace.

   But Lu Jichi…

   As soon as he walked in, he saw Meiren Liu carrying a bowl of soup to feed Emperor Zhaoning. The youngster cursed silently a “holy shit”, rushed to grab the bowl without thinking, and drank it all.

   “…”

   After a while, in a dead silence, Lu Jichi put down the porcelain bowl, and smiled dryly at Emperor Zhaoning, “I… just happen to be a little thirsty.”

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   Emperor Zhaoning was a gentle-looking young man. His facial features could be called delicate, but he was born with a pair of smiling eyes, so he looked very kind. He was now only twenty-six years old, at the best time of his life. He was wearing a crescent-colored uniform, looking like an elegant scholar.

   However, Lu Jichi knew that all of this was a false impression. This Brother Emperor of him was a smiling tiger who ate people without blinking. Therefore, after returning to his senses and seeing the emperor staring at himself and not talking, Lu Jichi cursed another “dammit” in silence, and then pinched his thigh, his eyes went red.

   “I… I was out of state, I made a mistake, but Brother Emperor, I just…” He lowered his head and looked a little pitiful, “I just had a dream.”

   He had always been proud and straightforward. Had he ever been so dull? Emperor Zhaoning’s eyes flickered, he waved his hand to signal Meiren Liu and the others to retreat. Only then did he say warmly, “Alright, it’s just a bowl of soup. Tell me, what dream could scare you like this?”

   Lu Jichi searched the memory of the original owner, pinched his thigh, and whispered, “I dreamed that when I was seven years old, you almost drowned in order to save me, Brother Emperor,…”

   Emperor Zhaoning was startled.

   “At that time, I was young and insensible. Seeing that the koi in the lotus pond grew fat, I went to catch it, but accidentally slipped down. Brother Emperor, if you hadn’t passed by and caught me up in time, I was afraid I would have already…” His thigh hurt, Lu Jichi hung up and beat the original owner in his mind twice, his eyes became more red, “At that time, it was cold, you were struggling to pull me ashore, but your calf cramped and you almost failed to come up.”

   Thinking of the pure and beautiful teenage days, Emperor Zhaoning’s eyes warmed slightly, “Yes, fortunately, you cried so loudly that you attracted the nearby imperial guards.”

   Lu Jichi also showed his nostalgia in cooperation, but he quickly pursed his lips, “At that time, I was very grateful, and secretly vowed to be nice to you for the rest of my life, Brother Emperor, but later…”

   “What happened later?” The Emperor Zhaoning calmly swept his eyes across the soup residue that accidentally touched the youngster’s chest, and said with emotion, “I remember that, after that incident, you were very clingy to me for a while, follow me like a little tail wherever I go, but it seems that… in less than a month, you didn’t care about me anymore, you didn’t say anything when I asked you, you just pouted your small mouth and said that I was too annoying.”

   Lu Jichi was silent for a long while, and whispered, “Eighth Brother told me that you saved me not from your heart, but… but just to attract Father Emperor’s attention.”

   This was true, but in fact, the original owner couldn’t remember which elder brother told him that. Anyway, the Eighth Prince is already a dead ghost, and Lu Jichi blamed him without any burden.

   “That’s how it was.” The Eighth Prince was indeed a person who liked to gossip. Emperor Zhaoning also thought that the prior emperor treated him kindly for a while because of this incident, but shook his head and laughed, “No wonder you suddenly refused to pay attention to me.”

   Jin Wang’s biological mother, Concubine Rong, was a daughter of Marquis Zhenyuan. She was a noble and talented girl, and was favored by the prior emperor. In addition, Jin Wang was the youngest of the prior emperor’ eleven sons, and he got the imperial favor. The child who was spoiled was naturally more arrogant than others. When Jin Wang learned that his Seventh Brother, whom he regarded as his lifesaver, had not really wanted to save him, but just took advantage of the accident, he became angry and never wanted to talk and became a bully to his brother.

   If it weren’t for Concubine Rong helping Emperor Zhaoning with her own life in the most difficult time before he ascended the throne, Lu Jichi felt that the original owner would have been sent down to accompany his other dead brothers by the emperor long ago. But he still didn’t know how to cherish his luck, yet he wanted to rebel against his brother…

  Lu Jichi felt that he was really bloody unfortunate. After crossing into such a guy, he felt choked. He raised a pair of bright red eyes to look at Emperor Zhaoning, “Brother Emperor… did you really want to save me back then?”

   Emperor Zhaoning didn’t expect that he would ask so directly, he laughed after a pause, “Of course I did, no matter what edge I could take, I would not be shameless enough to take advantage of a child.”

   Without waiting for Lu Jichi’s answer, he raised his eyebrows doubtfully, “You have always been proud and unconcerned, why are you suddenly sentimental today? And your crying look just now…”

   When the emperor knocked on the armrest of the chair casually, Lu Jichi’s heart jumped along a drum sound.

   Why did he feel that this big brother of the original owner happened to know the secret… This idea made Lu Jichi’s spine chilling, and he pinched his thigh without even thinking about it.

   “No wonder my Mother Concubine in the dream kept scolding me and told me to say sorry to you. So… Brother Emperor, sorry, it’s my fault. I shouldn’t have listened to the provocation of the bastard Eighth Brother, and misunderstood you for so many years. …”

   Looking at Lu Jichi, who was crying loudly, rushing over to hug him, Emperor Zhaoning was like, “…”

   For the first time, the emperor found that he couldn’t understand his little brat of a younger brother.

   Indeed, the more he grew up, the deeper his scheming was?

   While the emperor was thinking about what to say, his little brat of a younger brother continued, “My Mother Concubine gave me a severe lesson last night, Brother Emperor, I swore an oath to her that I would never… go against you again! Let’s treat each other well in the future and be good brothers again!”

   Looking at those peach-blossom eyes that swept him away from the past which showed no more ambition, Emperor Zhaoning was startled, somehow he wanted to believe his words for a moment.

   But it was only a moment. He lowered his eyes and patted his younger brother’s shoulder gently, “If your Mother Concubine knew that you were so sensible, she must be very happy.”

  Lu Jichi was not disappointed either. It would be strange if Emperor Zhaoning would immediately believe him after his attitude changed so suddenly, but the immediate crisis was resolved somehow, his heart was slightly relieved, and he secretly released a breath.

  While he was hesitating whether to stupidly told Emperor Zhaoning to trust himself more, the emperor talked again, “You kept on saying that you were dreaming, but were you shocked at the Duke Anguo’s Mansion last night? I don’t know what happened. Why did you fall into the water? Was it a big problem?”

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   Hot.

   It was as hot as a blazing fire.

   Lu Jichi pulled the neckline impatiently, trying to pull the tie off his neck.

   However, there was neither tie nor button. The fabric in his hand was slippery and felt like silk.

  … But he had just attended the funeral of his bastard father, and had no time to change his suit?

   Lu Jichi had a moment of clarity in his mind, but he soon became confused again. It felt uncomfortable as if the body was burning up, especially in an indescribable place, it was even more eager to move, as if to explode.

   “Your Highness,” suddenly a faint fragrance came head-on, and a shy, timid voice sounded, “Ah! Your face is so red, but why are you uncomfortable?”

   Your Highness?

   What the hell?

   Lu Jichi was stunned for a while, trying to open his heavy eyes, but there was only a blur of night in front of him, occasionally a few lights flashed by, and it seemed that he was also far away.

   Where was this? Wasn’t he driving home?

   “Your Highness?” The unfamiliar female voice got closer and closer, “Are you tired?”

   Not tired.

   He was just dying of heat.

   He was about to ask if she could buy him a bottle of water, the owner of that voice suddenly leaned over to support him, exhaling in his ear, “Your Highness, if you are tired, can I help you rest?”

   Rest?

   Lu Jichi instinctively sensed something wrong, and was just about to refuse. Suddenly, a gust of wind struck, the woman holding him exclaimed and fell off softly.

   “Girl, it’s alright.” The extremely low voice sounded as far as near. Lu Jichi tried to open his eyes wide, but still couldn’t see clearly. He twisted his eyebrows and staggered two steps forward by feeling. He wanted to say something, but his foot kicked something, and his whole body planted forward uncontrollably.

   “Girl!”

   There was a low exclamation sound, but Lu Jichi couldn’t hear it clearly. He seemed to hit something cold, fragrant, soft, and comfortable…

   He couldn’t help hugging the “thing” tightly and rubbing his chin against “it”.

   The “thing” seemed to be struggling to push him twice, but Lu Jichi was completely confused now, only his instinct remained.

   “Rogue! Let go of my girl!”

   The hair was pulled hard. Lu Jichi was slightly awake after the pain. Just about to look up, he listened to a soft and pleasant female voice and said calmly, “His Royal Highness Jin Wang accidentally fell into the water after drinking too much. Call someone to fetch him up.”

   After drinking too much, accidentally fell into the water?

   A bad premonition flashed through Lu Jichi’s bewildered mind. The next moment, the person in his arms struggled and pushed him out. He took two steps back subconsciously, but didn’t think the ground under his feet would be empty…

   Splash!

   After a loud noise, the cold water flooded him.

   “Oh! Someone has fallen into the water here! Someone! Help!”

   Lu Jichi was like, “…”

   He wanted to curse, but his consciousness began to dissipate. After a while, darkness swept through him.

  ***

   Lu Jichi was awakened by something licking his face.

   A big barbed tongue was covered with water, one lick by one lick, his face was about to fall off.

   “… Dan… Brother Dan, forgive me.” His consciousness finally broke free from the long darkness, he lifted his heavy eyelids with difficulty, and met a pair of big amber eyes in a daze.

   Amber? No, the eyes of his Two Eggs were clearly green…

   Lu Jichi was at a loss for a moment, and looked intently.

   Yellow hair, dark spots, vigorous physique, a pair of bright amber eyes, full of sharp teeth… Holy shit! Where was his fat cat Too Eggs, this was clearly a big adult leopard!

   Lu Jichi was sober in an instant and almost scared to pee. The big leopard seemed very happy to see that he was awake, kept licking him without saying, and cried “meow”, thrusted the head into his arms.

   Lu Jichi, who had only seen these big guys from afar in the zoo before, was like, “…”

   The leopard’s cry was as cute as his cat… No, that was not the point. The point was, where did this big guy come from?!

   “Your Highness, are you awake?”

   Suddenly a strange voice came from the door, and Lu Jichi subconsciously looked up.

   The man was in his thirties, as tall as a bear, with strong muscles. His fortitude face was entrenched with a long knife scar like an index finger, and he had a wicked vibe of “I’m not easy to mess with” in his ferocious body. He wore a dark blue round-necked long robe, a crown on his hair, and a long sword on his waist, all of which turned out to be an ancient costume!

   He took another look at the embroidered brocade quilt on his body, as well as the antique furnishings in this room…

   Lu Jichi was quiet for a while, turned his head, and closed his eyes.

   He must have been dreaming.

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   “… Your Highness?”

  ”Meow?”

   “What’s wrong with you?”

  ”Meow meow?”

   However, the voice of that person and leopard did not disappear, but became clearer. Lu Jichi was like, “…”

   After pinching himself twice, he opened his eyes and beckoned to the fierce man, “Come here.”

   The man was a little puzzled, but he still did what he was told.

   Lu Jichi grabbed his rough big hand.

   The man was like, “…?!”

   Good real touch… Lu Jichi parted his lips slowly. When he wanted to talk, something unfamiliar rushed in his mind.

   “… Your Highness?” Thinking of his master’s daily view of womanhood as dirt, Wei Yidao’s eyes twitched, his heart gradually cooled down, he began to think whether he wanted to serve His Royal Highness if his master was really a broken sleeve like outsiders guessed.

   (Note by editor: In Chinese ancient times, a broken sleeve is a euphemism for “gayness”.)

   Lu Jichi didn’t know that there was a silly thought under this buddy’s fierce appearance. After a moment of silence, he stiffly let go of the man’s hand, and said, “Well… I’ll sleep again, you go out first.”

   Wei Yidao felt relieved, quickly withdrew his hand, and said, “Your Highness, are you uncomfortable?”

   It didn’t look right!

   “No, I’m just a little sleepy, go ahead.”

   Seeing his insistence, although Wei Yidao was puzzled, he still retreated with the big leopard.

   Lu Jichi sat stiffly on the bed for a while, caught a glimpse of the carved bronze mirror on the desk not far away, slowly got out of the bed and walked over.

   The youngster reflected in the bronze mirror, seventeen or eighteen years old, with a high nose, thick eyebrows, handsome features, and very good-looking appearance, but he had delusions of grandeur of “The whole world owes me five million, I will get it back sooner or later” in his arrogant look and gloomy eyes.

   Lu Jichi twitched the corners of his mouth, and rubbed his face vigorously before rubbing the painful expression away.

   Looking in the mirror again, he felt much better. But…

   Was he catching up with the legendary crossing tide?

   (Note by editor: In Chinese literature, crossing means traveling through space and time).

   Staring at the face half like himself in the mirror, Lu Jichi lost in deep thoughts.

   He remembered that when the accident happened, he had just finished attending the funeral of his bastard father. At that time, it was gloomy and stormy. He had been driving slowly on the way home in a bad mood when a little brat suddenly rushed out to the road. He had hurriedly stepped on the brake and was rear-ended. But their speed wasn’t so fast that it wouldn’t be any big deal. How could he become Jin Wang of this Zhou Dynasty in the blink of an eye?

   Leaning on the chair and slowly sitting down, Lu Jichi sadly examined the memory that did not belong to him.

  Lu Jichi, eighteen years old, was the half-brother of Emperor Zhaoning, appointed the title of Jin Wang, was quite imperial-favored because Emperor Zhaoning owed a debt of gratitude to his biological mother.

  ”But I was born just a few years later. In terms of birth and ability, how can he compare to me? Why is this throne not for me?! Let’s see, this dynasty will sooner or later fall into the hands of Ben Wang! Don’t worry, as long as you work hard for Ben Wang, after the deed is done, Ben Wang will honor each of you with knighthood!”

   (Note by editor: Ben Wang is a pronoun a prince uses to refer to himself in third person).

   Seeing his body’s owner appearance in his mind patting his chest and shouting in the wind, Lu Jichi was like, “…”

   Illness must be cured, youngster!

   When he was digesting the story, suddenly there came the sound of hurried footsteps outside.

   “Your Highness! Are you asleep?”

   It was the voice of the aforementioned buddy who sounded very excited. Lu Jichi hesitated for a while before returning to the bed to lie down, and said, “Come in.”

   The ancient people were superstitious, so he couldn’t reveal his flaws until he found a way to go back, or they would force him to take medicine. Lu Jichi sighed fiercely when he thought of his mother, Ms. Fang Zhenzhu, who was still waiting for him to return.

   “Your Highness! Good news! Our plan is about to be completed!” The door was pushed open, and Wei Yidao rushed in with a smile of joy.

   Lu Jichi returned to his senses, inexplicably had a bad feeling, and asked, “What plan?”

   Wei Yidao was taken aback, asked him, “It’s Meiren Liu plan! You forgot?”

   (Note by editor: Meiren is a rank in the imperial Chinese harem which means a beautiful person).

   Meiren Liu… Lu Jichi turned over the memory of the original owner, and his whole body was not good.

   Meiren Liu was the spy who the original owner had put into the emperor’s harem with great effort. The original owner asked her to find a chance to get close to Emperor Zhaoning to spike his drink and make him go insane, so that he could lose control of the royal court, then the original owner would take advantage of it. Meiren Liu had never been favored before, so this plan had not been able to unfold smoothly. A few days ago, she had finally got the favor of Emperor Zhaoning, and good news came out.

   “Mr. Sun asked me to tell you that he had sent someone to help Meiren Liu. Your Highness, you can rest assured that we will definitely succeed this time!” Wei Yidao lowered his voice and showed a vicious expression on his face, “After today, that one in the palace will gradually become our puppet, your great cause…”

   Lu Jichi astoundingly interrupted him, “When will she actually do it?”

   “Meiren Liu just got her favor a few days ago. His Majesty feels resh with her. Lately, he has gone to her palace for lunch, so I guess while they are eating, she will…”

   Wei Yidao showed a grin that could scare a child to cry, dreamed of a bright future when Lu Jichi jumped up and down, ordered him, “Get the chariot! Get the chariot now!”

   What would His Royal Highness call for the chariot now? It was time for lunch! Wei Yidao was a little dazed, but he had always been obedient to Lu Jichi. Although he was suspicious, he didn’t ask more, and quickly assigned a subordinate to prepare a chariot to the Imperial Palace under Lu Jichi’s command.

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Chinese Fiction: Ben Wang Wants To Be Quiet

Author: 花里寻欢

Chinese title: 本王想静静

Genre: 1v1, Ancient, Comedy, Romance, Time Travel

Status in Chinese: 117 chapters + 7 side story chapters (completed)

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BEN WANG WANTS TO BE QUIET

SUMMARY: 

What would you do when you dressed as a prince who was about to rebel and died?

Lu Jichi’s answer was: turn yourself into a fool, and change the mantra to “listen to my Brother Emperor”.

Emperor Zhaoning was worried about this and gave him a gentle and virtuous wife to save him.

However…

Looking at the girl who ate more than him, handled bad guys crueler than him, and was more eloquent than him, Lu Jichi:… Let me be quiet.

Protagonists: Lu Jichi, Jiang Heng

(Editor note on March 9, 2021: Today I started translating a Chinese fiction into English. Welcome you all to read and let me know if you find any error.)

ALL CHAPTERS OF BEN WANG WANTS TO BE QUIET

Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4
Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8
Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12
Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16
Chapter 17Chapter 18Chapter 19Chapter 20
Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 23Chapter 24
Chapter 25Chapter 26Chapter 27Chapter 28
Chapter 29Chapter 30Chapter 31Chapter 32
Chapter 33Chapter 34Chapter 35Chapter 36
Chapter 37Chapter 38Chapter 39Chapter 40
Chapter 41Chapter 42Chapter 43Chapter 44
Chapter 45Chapter 46Chapter 47Chapter 48
Chapter 49Chapter 50Chapter 51Chapter 52
Chapter 53Chapter 54Chapter 55Chapter 56
Chapter 57Chapter 58Chapter 59Chapter 60
Chapter 61Chapter 62Chapter 63Chapter 64
Chapter 65Chapter 66Chapter 67Chapter 68
Chapter 69Chapter 70Chapter 71Chapter 72
Chapter 73Chapter 74Chapter 75Chapter 76
Chapter 77Chapter 78Chapter 79Chapter 80
Chapter 81Chapter 82Chapter 83Chapter 84
Chapter 85Chapter 86Chapter 87Chapter 88
Chapter 89Chapter 90Chapter 91Chapter 92
Chapter 93Chapter 94Chapter 95Chapter 96
Chapter 97Chapter 98Chapter 99Chapter 100
Chapter 101Chapter 102Chapter 103Chapter 104
Chapter 105Chapter 106Chapter 107Chapter 108
Chapter 109Chapter 110Chapter 111Chapter 112
Chapter 113Chapter 114Chapter 115Chapter 116
Chapter 117Chapter 118Chapter 119Chapter 120
Chapter 121Chapter 122Chapter 123Chapter 124
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