Chapter 40: Respect and I am your elder

Crown Prince Xiao Tianrui was still far, but Lin Chujiu had already seen him. She got worried that the situation might still change so she urge Prince Xiao’s guardsmen to hurry.

Prince Xiao’s guardsmen understands her worries, so they immediate came forward to tie and take the palace guards. However, the palace guards saw the crown prince is coming so they desperately tried to struggle.

Prince Xiao’s guardsmen are retired soldiers from war, so they couldn’t just take or kill those palace guards in front of the gate of the palace. If they will do so, the emperor could brand them as rebels and go against them.

So, Prince Xiao’s guardsmen had taken that possibility into account. They didn’t move so fast and aggressive but made sure their actions are accurate. However, the palace guardsmen struggling had caught the crown prince’s attention. He’s still one hundred meters away from the gate, but the crown prince shouted: “Stop, Stop!”

After shouting, he sent a eunuch immediately. The eunuch didn’t even greet Lin Chujiu when he arrived at the gate and just shouted at Prince Xiao’s guardsmen to stop. Prince Xiao’s guardsmen didn’t stop at once and just look at Lin Chujiu first. When Lin Chujiu nodded her head, that’s only when they stop their actions.

When the eunuch saw that things get settle down, he look at the palace guards and ask what had happened. But, the palace’s guards exaggerated answers made the eunuch’s face turn cold and look towards Lin Chujiu: “How dare you to make trouble? Do you still want to live?”

The eunuch’s arrogance and insolent attitude had made Lin Chujiu change her target.

So, she look at where the crown prince is. And when Lin Chujiu learns that the crown prince was still ten meters away from her. Lin Chujiu’s red lips curved into smile and said: “Slap his mouth!”

Don’t you dare bully her. After all, before she left Xiao Wangfu she made up her mind to act as Princess Xiao. So, her authority is beyond your imaginations.

Prince Xiao’s guardsmen learn who’s their new enemy, so they approached and hold the eunuch’s arm. The eunuch’s face immediately turn pale and got angry: “You will dare to hit me? What are you ah? Do you know who I am… I am…”

“This princess doesn’t want to listen.” Lin Chujiu didn’t even look at him. Seeing their princess boldness, they didn’t hesitate to obey her command. Additionally, before they left Xiao Wangfu. Prince Xiao also commanded them to obey all Lin Chujiu’s order.

“Pa-Pa-Pa-… …” Prince Xiao’s guard slap hard the eunuch’s face four to five times in a row. So, the eunuch’s tears burst even up to his nose.

“Stop it, stop it!… … Lin Chujiu I can’t believe you have such a big courage to even dare to fight a lowly servants. Is there no law that exist in your eyes?” Crown Prince Xiao Tianrui approached her and angrily shouted.

Actually, he is not distressed because the eunuch was being beaten. He is angry because Lin Chujiu didn’t even give him a face. She hit his people in front of the palace gate, so doesn’t that mean she also hit his face?

Lin Chujiu looked at the crown prince and coldly ordered: “Continue slapping!”

“Yes.” Prince Xiao’s guard’s hand was already hurting, so someone else takes his post.

The slapping sound resounded and the eunuch started asking for mercy. So at that moment, the crown prince’s face turn white and stretch out his hand to Lin Chujiu: “Lin Chujiu you really are something. You even dare to start a trouble in front of the palace’s gate. If I won’t teach you a lesson today, you won’t know the law!”

“Pa-,” Lin Chujiu slapped away the crown prince’s hand and ignored his rage. Instead, she sarcastically said: “Sure enough, what else can a master teach to his men. The crown prince’s dog started barking immediately when he saw me and the crown prince do the same.”

“You, are you calling me a dog?” Crown Prince Xiao Tianrui’s eyes instantly got wide. He was about to shout to Prince Xiao’s guardsmen but was interrupted by Lin Chujiu’s words.

“It seems the crown prince’s ears are defected. I never said that you are a dog. So, don’t falsely accuse me. The emperor is a dragon, so aren’t you supposed to be a dragon too?” Unfortunately, people are unique individuals.

“Lin Chujiu! How dare you to scold this crown prince? Do you know what crime you are committing if you criticize a member of the royal family?” Crown Prince Xiao Tianrui said while fixing his sleeve. However, this time, his voice is extremely frightening.

But, Lin Chujiu just keep smiling: “Your highness, do you have a fever that’s why you are getting confused? Do you think I would dare to scold you if I am not also a member of the royal family?”

Crown Prince Xiao Tianrui was about to refute her words, but Lin Chujiu added: “Your highness, you will be the next emperor of this dynasty. You are the first and filial son of the emperor. But, seeing that you didn’t only pay respect to me, but also keep calling me by my name when your the one who refers me to marry Prince Xiao. Isn’t that a bit disappointing?”

Crown Prince Xiao Tianrui doesn’t understand why Lin Chujiu suddenly changes the topic. So, he just said: “Lin… …”

He was about to open his mouth, but Lin Chujiu interrupted him again and continue teaching him manners just like a real elder: “Your highness, you should call me ‘Imperial Aunt’ and don’t forget that I am your elder.” It feels so good to be an elder,  so shouldn’t the original owner of the body thank me because the crown prince will pay her a respect now?

Lin Chujiu slightly fix her sleeves and faintly smile while looking at Crown Prince Xiao Tianrui: “Your highness, shouldn’t you and your people greet me because I am your Imperial Aunt?”

Lin Chujiu’s line of sight fell on the eunuch who is being beaten. She haven’t stop Prince Xiao’s guard, so the guard was still slapping the eunuch’s face. The eunuch’s face now have some blood and his eyes become muddled and doesn’t know where to look.

So, Lin Chujiu generously stop Prince Xiao’s guard: “You can stop now. Let’s give the crown prince some face.”

Lin Chujiu didn’t directly said that the crown prince is more ruthless if he doesn’t like the person. However, she said it in front of him. So, isn’t it still simply… …

An insult.

When PrinceXiao’s guard heard her order, he immediately stop and withdrew. The eunuch completely got scared, so even if Prince Xiao’s guard was far from him. He kneel on the ground and vaguely said: “This slave greets Princess Xiao.”

“The Crown Prince’s people is really polite. You can rise!” Lin Chujiu said to the eunuch. But, her eyes are looking at the crown prince. So, her meaning is very obvious.

Crown Prince Xiao Tianrui’s face turns red and clenched his hand tightly into a fist. After all, he really doesn’t want to pay respect and greet Lin Chujiu.

Before, Lin Chujiu always kneel in front him and greet him. So, he couldn’t really do it.

But now, Lin Chujiu doesn’t greet him and just quietly stand there. At that moment, the palace guards also realized that she is no longer just a member of Lin Family. And whether Prince Xiao values her or not, she is now Prince Xiao’s wangfei.

“This humble servant greets Princess Xiao, may the princess live a thousand more times. This humble servant has offended the princess, so this humble servant also want to asked for forgiveness,” The palace guards realized that they are not the crown prince and the crown prince won’t save their lives. So, they decided to greet her and pay respect.

“You can rise.” Lin Chujiu felt good and satisfied now that palace guards also pays respect to her. And even if the crown prince didn’t greet her, it’s still over for him. So, obviously she doesn’t need to stay in front of the gate.

Justice still prevail.

“Thanking the princess for her grace.” The palace guard stood up and respectfully retreated. Lin Chujiu ignored the crown prince and asked: “Can this princess enter the palace now?”

“This … …” The palace guards look at Crown Prince Xiao Tianrui. So, Crown Prince Xiao Tianrui’s face got complicated and weigh the situation. In the end, he could only angrily said: “Lin… … Imperial Aunt will meet the emperor. So, naturally, no one would dare to block your way.”

“Your highness got it wrong. This princess won’t visit the emperor, but the empress. The empress was the one who called for me.” After Lin Chujiu simply explain. She didn’t give the crown prince an opportunity to open his mouth. She immediately turn around and get on her carriage… …

If you have an identity and confidence, the palace isn’t that terrible!


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19 thoughts on “Chapter 40: Respect and I am your elder

  1. Hehehe , some of these ancient characters only understand the power of slaps ! IN YOUR FACE crown prince.
    thanks for the chapter and nah it wasn’t late, it’s still the weekend here

  2. Hohoho… awesome moves. Use those cunning brain of yours to make them realize they hv made a mistake marrying you to that ice block.

  3. Bwahahaha. Lol. She’s one crazy female lead!! Daebak!😂😂😂 thank you so much for the update!! Though I am worried cause she’s doing one crazy thing and she’s only at the gates and she already had the eunuch beaten and the crow prince at her mercy.

  4. Wow, she is really great, smart moved, to punished those who don’t pay respect on her. Now they can no longer belittle her. She is no longer a trash but smart and fighter.

  5. Wow! Awesome chapter. Our girl’s flexing her powers. TBH, I felt that she was a bit too submissive back at Prince Xiao’s estate, but her badass side has awakened upon entering the palace.

  6. Please edit more. There are too many grammatical errors and its translated so dryly. Too hard to read and hard to enjoy. Also, when translating to English don’t use names in every sentence it reads improperly. Use he, she and they more.

    1. I’m really sorry about that. You must have not read my about page. I’ve specifically pointed out there that I’m not good in english. I admitted it there and all the time. If you can’t take my grammar anymore, you can read other novels with professional editor. There are tons of them in NU. Again, I’m sorry.

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