The Princess Wei Yang Chapter 63

Translated by Erie (me) and sponsored by Kris P. and Mylinh B. :)

1栽赃陷害: place evidence to frame others – literally means to frame
2三人成虎: when three people say there is a tiger, this becomes the truth – literally means a lie turns into the truth
3添油加醋: add oil and add vinegar – literally means to exaggerate and add colors
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Chapter 63: Imprisonment turns into disaster

Li Wei Yang walked out from the main hall and slowly let out a sigh of relief. Bai Zhi was waiting outside, when she saw Li Wei Yang coming out, she hurriedly rushed over: “Xiaojie.”

Li Wei Yang gave her a glance and saw tears flickering in the corners of her eyes. She unconsciously sighed and said: “You are still upset over what happened to Zi Yan?”

Bai Zhi wiped her tears, she said: “Xiaojie, Nubi and Zi Yan entered the residence together. Of course, our relationship was closer than others. Even though she brought it onto herself, she died so miserably. Nubi really feels …” 

Li Wei Yang nodded. When San Furen sent someone to tell her that Da Shaoye punished Zi Yan and they even tortured her until she died, she immediately thought of this idea. She knew Li Xiao Ran well; when there was someone who threatened to jeopardize his reputation and status, there was no way he could pardon this!

Li Wei Yang’s eyes looked around and then she suddenly frowned: “Did Min De and San furen leave?”

Bai Zhi’s face was blank, she said: “San furen returned but San Shaoye was not seen.”

Since the start of the banquet, this child was acting weirdly. Li Wei Yang thought about it and still felt that there something wrong, she said: “Come with me and look for him.”

They walked back as they looked for him. Ultimately, they saw a familiar figure on a step of the pavilion in the quiet garden.

Li Wei Yang was stunned, she quickly strolled over.

 “Sanjie.” Li Min De was sitting on the step as he spoke in a low voice.

The moonlight was shining on his face, making it seem like his lips were faintly whitening.

“Why are you sitting here alone?” Li Wei Yang reached out for him. Her hand had just reached him when it was startled by the cold temperature of his body. She told Bai Zhi to bring her cloak over.

Bai Zhi turned around and then darted away, leaving the two alone at the pavilion.

Li Min De didn’t lift his head, his long lashes were drooping: “Sanjie, what happened today --- you planned this with mother, did you?”

Li Wei Yang stared blankly. She didn’t know how to respond. Da fang has openly and secretly thought about taking over San fang’s assets. Earlier, San furen was not well and that was all Da furen’s doing. Now San furen was simply returning the favor. There was nothing wrong with that. But Min De was still a child after all, would he be able to understand?

“Min De, you shouldn’t worry about these things, quickly return home, don’t catch a cold.” She tugged at his arm again.

He still didn’t move and only furrowed his brows, he said: “I want to stay here a little longer.”

“What is going on with you tonight?” Her face revealed a layer of light anger, “Are you going back or not!”

“I won’t go back!” Li Min De suddenly spoke with a loud voice and Li Wei Yang’s eyes were turning cold. She wouldn’t be good-hearted towards anyone without any reason. If she and Li Min De didn’t establish a relationship on good terms, she wouldn’t even care if he froze to death.

“Fine, if you are not leaving, then I will leave.” Li Wei Yang turned.

A reluctant whisper was heard from behind: “You hide everything from me ……”

Li Wei Yang suddenly turned her head and stared at Li Min De. She was thinking this child was still young yet his mind was mature.

“We didn’t mean to hide it from you. It’s just that it’s better for you to know less of these actions used to frame others1.” We also couldn’t let a child be involved in this."

“You only think of me as a child.” Li Min De frowned.

If you are not a child, then what are you! Li Wei Yang’s head started hurting, “In the future, we’ll do our best to ---“

Li Min De suddenly lifted his head, his shining eyes looked at her until Li Wei Yang felt inexplicably guilty.

Whether it was San Furen or her, they wouldn’t let Min De be in danger.

“Stop making a scene, get up.” Li Wei Yang blinked her eyes as she spoke in a serious tone.

“I am not making a scene.” Li Min De’s lashes were like a fan, his tender face was expressionless. It seemed like his face revealed a serious aura inconsistent to his age.

Li Wei Yang laughed and said: “Don’t you want me to think of you as an adult? Is this the behavior of an adult?”

He didn’t reply. Li Wei Yang reached out to pull him up.

Li Min De speechlessly flung her hand off. Li Wei Yang quietly mocked him, this child was not lovable at all!

Li Min De suddenly stood up. Unfortunately, once he took a step, he fell down.

“Your legs fell asleep, right?” Li Wei Yang held onto him and successfully pulled him back. She helplessly let out a sigh, “San Shaoye, you want me to accompany you to catch a cold?”

Li Min De clutched his face, he was still upset.

What do you have in your arms? It is bulging out.” Li Wei Yang asked suspiciously.

“Nothing ……”

She suspiciously looked at him, “It’s really nothing?”

He hugged his chest: “…… It’s only an invaluable toy, it’s incomparable to what the Crown Prince has gifted.” 

Li Wei Yang was still: “You --- also prepared a gift for me?”

A hint of red clouds appeared on Li Min De’s face. It wasn’t after a while that he affirmed.

Li Wei Yang was slightly shocked. She felt uneasy inside.

She realized Min De was a lonely child because of his precociousness, he was much more intelligent and sensitive than an adult, which made others couldn’t help but feel affectionate towards him.

Li Min De slowly took out a wood carving from his chest.

Li Wei Yang: “……”

It was a doll that looked like a rabbit, hmm ……

“Does it look like you?” Li Min De pleasingly asked her.

Li Wei Yang didn’t have the heart to upset him and only said: “Yes, it looks very similar, you made it yourself?”

“Yes!” Li Min De happily smiled.

“It’s made beautifully.” Li Wei Yang lifted his gift up to look at it meticulously. Even though the woodwork was choppy, every line and corner was rounded. It could be seen that lots of effort were put into this, “Min De is too kind to me.”

Li Min De smiled, she suddenly saw his curled up fingers and frowned. She immediately held onto his hand and her fingertip felt a finely broken and coarse scar, “You’ve injured your fingers?”

Li Min De hid his hand: “I did not!”

It was obvious that he had injured his fingers yet he denied.

Li Wei Yang’s eyes were dark as the night, her long curling lashes jittered under her eyes forming a shadow. She eventually smiled cheerfully: “I will take good care of this gift.”

As the saying went, once gossip was repeated often enough2, it would be accepted as the truth. An incident that had been spread through many people’s mouths would inevitably be exaggerated3. Also, that night at the banquet, many nobles and the women of their family were present, and they enjoyed gossiping about others. Soon, the entire capital had already heard about Prime Minister Li’s eldest son who had returned from his studies, was actually a dissolute man that took concubines before getting married and they didn’t know how he killed the yatou. 

Da Furen thought of all kinds of way to suppress the rumors from spreading, but the rumors had become more and more intense. Gossipers spread the news and continued to add in their own details, causing the incident to become more colorful and become a popular topic amongst the public. In the end, the version had evolved into this; Li family’s eldest son sexually assaulted a yatou, which made this yatou kill herself on the day of the banquet. The most frightening was that this version spread to the palace, which made the Emperor very furious since he had the intention of allowing Li Min Feng to become an official in the court. Not only did he shelf all proposals that supported his intention, he also scolded Tuoba Zhen, who also presented a proposal.   

Third Prince, who was always cautious, thought that if he wrote a proposal to help, he would gain a favor from Prime Minister Li and would also gain an extra help that could be used in the future. He didn’t expect that this would happen. This was a rare misstep in years.

Da furen brought Li Chang Le to the ancestral hall to visit Li Min Feng who was locked up for ten days.

Li Min Feng sat in front of a table in a trance, his complexion dull, his eyes white, and his face dispirited. In the past few days, he couldn’t understand - From his enriched knowledge gained from academics and travel experiences, how could he be no match to a thirteen-year-old girl and suffered a big loss?  

He couldn’t believe that he continuously fell for Li Wei Yang’s schemes and was even led in circles by her. These great talents and political schemes, in her eyes, were nothing.

“Da ge, how did become like this?” Li Chang Le was almost speechless.

Once he saw Da furen, he immediately rushed forward: “Mother, help me get out of here, I can’t stand this any longer!”
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Translator: chaierie
Editor: Panisa
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Comments

  1. Li Min Feng is a weak, sad little monkey. Instead of using the time while he's locked up to some end, he's just moping and musing. His scheme didn't work. Wouldn't any of you be making a new scheme to get out of this mess?

    Tuoba Zhen got yelled at. Hurrah!

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    1. True. A person should reflect on their mistakes after eating a huge loss. But when the enemy is overwhelmingly stronger than themself, it's natural to not even bother to hatch a solo-scheme.

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  2. Thanks for the chapter ��

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  3. The road is so long.... seeing weiyang like this, when will the romance start budding...

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  4. I really like this novel, btw do you have anu suggestion of novel that has similar vibe to this, scheming that makes you satisfied ha

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    1. rebirth of the malicious empress of military lineage

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    2. Rebirth is currently being translated here https://chubbycheeksthoughts.com/translations/

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    3. To Be a Virtuous Wife was pretty good with scheming. The MC in that novel was much more of a "background schemer"; she manages to look completely innocent almost every time.

      It's honestly one of my favorite Chinese novels.

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    4. I'm reading both Rebirth of the Malicious Empress and To Be a Virtuous Wife, and I can vouch for both stories.
      I also like Mei Gong Qing - not much scheming though, the female lead just wanna have a peaceful life and marry someone who will only love her.

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  5. Thank you for the chapter 💖💖💖 LMF and LCL are so hopelessly dumb....it must br due to their arrogance and belief that no one is better than them. Da furen raised them wrongly lol! The only reason they're hard to take down is due to Da furen's family's backing and status. Otherwise, it'd be easy pickings for LWY lol!

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    1. So true! They're just level 2 small fry - hardly more clever than the typical ones.

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  6. Thank you for the new chapter.

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  7. Thank you for your translation yo~

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  8. This is the kind of scheming that I wanted to see in the drama. Sadly, there are so many deviations from the original storyline. I feel sorry for Li Min De...

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  9. Fuck those spoiled fuckers who think everything should go their way. LWY welcome you into real life.

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  10. thanks----!
    hm, min de doesn't want to be treated as a child, huh---well well---! but such a nice gift! handmade is awesome---!

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    1. He's such a sweetheart. Even though I didn't finish the drama he was one of my top favorite characters and I love him even more in the novel.

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    2. id make a display case for that carving

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  11. Keh! Spoiled son of a .. why can't you come up using your own strength and intelligence? How long will you cry for mama? As for Tuoba zhen..kekeke...Wait for your deliverance, you scum.

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  12. Thank you! Feel like we're so spoiled for having 2-3 chapters every week hahaha.
    Btw, I notice that sometimes there are typos, nothing serious of course, it's just the OCD in me xD , and the index page is not always up to date. I'm sure you guys have a lot of things on your hands, so if you don't mind, I'd volunteer to do some proofreading and trivial works for this blog :)

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    1. Hi Panisa! Shoot me an email at erieblog13@gmail.com and we can discuss it through emails!

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    1. Oops didn't mean to delete my comment lol. Anyways, Li Min De is absolutely adorable in this chapter <3 but LCL and LMF both should've never used evil plans to get what they want. Li Wei Yang is now smarter than all of them and more ruthless, how can they not realize that by now? ಠ__ಠ
      Thanks for the chapter! °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°

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  14. Yesssssssssss!
    Reading this is very satisfying.
    Thank you for your hard work!
    'Gossip, it's a frightening thing!'

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  15. For some reason I really feel like Min De must have known her in her past life when she was Empress... he seriously cares about her a little too much (it’s not a bad thing at all, don’t get me wrong, but it is suspicious...)

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