Chapter 26: ‘The Wild Dragon Proud Days’ 1.26
- Muhou (母后): mother-empress. All children of the emperor has a di mother, the empress, who they refer to as muhou and for those born of concubines, who is their shu mother, they will call them mufei.
- “Huang’er” — Huang: emperor, Er: term of endearment. It was the endearment term when the mother of emperor calling his son.
- “Bengong” — I, used by the females of the imperial family
- “Qinwang” — first-rank prince; also called wangye, i.e. “His [Your] Royal Highness”
Qin Yu was riding a dark horse, as he stood below the city wall of Bian Capital City.
He had a little beard stubble around his lips, and he had very large dark circles under the rim of his eyes, which made his whole person appear very depressed. However, his eyes were unusually bright, and looked very energetic.
After more than ten days and ten nights of nonstop hurrying, Qin Yu finally arrived in the front of Bian Capital City with the group of soldiers he was leading. After he saw the tightly closed of Bian Capital City’s gates, Qin Yu’s originally very impatient mood, unconsciously calmed down.
His gaze became colder as he looked at the direction of the imperial Palace in the center of Bian Capital City. His hands that holding the reins could not help but tighten up.
After he dispatched the spies inside Bian Capital City, to know the news of Li Luo inside the palace, there is no news was received from the spies that he sent, maybe they have been found out and killed by Jing Chun Empress Dowager and Qin Yan.
Even though he wasn’t sure of how the situation of Li Luo was at this moment, but Qin Yu has the intuition that Li Luo is certainly not in life-threatening situation now.
Bian Capital City, inside the imperial palace.
Qin Yan’s eyes bloodshot, as he paced around inside the huge palace fidgety, his footsteps appeared somewhat messy.
“Muhou, now Qin Yu has finally arrived outside the city, but Su Mucheng’s currently not in our hands, what we should do now? Do we have to give up and waiting to be captured by Qin Yu, that little bastard?”
Jing Chun Empress Dowager who was sitting on the side of the dragon chair, that originally liked to adorn herself carefully, at this moment she too didn’t mind to completely dressed up in very plain and simple manners, her pale white face appeared weary as if aged a few years old.
She rubbed her forehead a few times, before her pupils burst out a beams of bright light as she say, “Huang’er, Bengong thought Qin Yu was still unaware that Su Mucheng already wasn’t in our hands. Moreover, he too did not return to Qin Yu’s side.”
Qin Yan’s footsteps halted, he turned around and looked at Jing Chun Empress Dowager direction, with a trace of doubt on his face, he said, “Muhou, you mean-”
“It was just like you thought as I want to let Qin Yu still think that Li Luo was still in our hands. Make him afraid of the consequences, not daring to touch us.”
This was a dangerous movement, they could only take a gamble, betting that Qin Yu would care very much about Li Luo.