This is machine translated (MTL) so many little details will be lost and there will be inconsistencies as well. If you spot any inconsistencies in the translations, let me know in the comments below and I’ll try to sort it out!
Chapter 3 – General’s Young Lady vs. Transmigrated Illegitimate Younger Sister (2)
“Junzhu, the Second Young Lady came to see you,” Hu Zhu, another maidservant that was posted outside of the pavilion came to report.
Gu Shengyin’s prediction came true. Soon Gu Shengyin could see, in the distance, a soft and beautiful white figure walking towards her.
Really is a little beauty. Gu Shengyin secretly praised.
Jiang Yunshan had willow eyebrows, almond eyes, face like a hibiscus, and a delicate and timid expression on her face. She was truly a woman that could easily arouse the affection of men.
In contrast, although Jiang Lingzhen possessed beauty that could cause the downfall of a city, her appearance is similar to Wencheng chang gongzhu, with phoenix eyes and proud brows, a noble identity, and an incorruptible and imposing manner that she learned from childhood. To sum it up, she lacks the delicate softness of common girls.
Before Jiang Yunshan even reached Gu Shengyin, she started shedding tears, causing Gu Shengyin to click her tongue in amazement.
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“Younger sister came to give elder sister an apology. That day if I was more careful and advised Sister to not go towards that crowded area, Sister would not have to bear this suffering.” Jiang Yunshan said with a look of remorse.
Gu Shengyin coldly smiled: Jiang Yunshan seems concerned, but actually implied that Jiang Lingzhen decided to go to that crowded area herself and blamed others when she fell.
Jiang Yunshan previously had not caused waves. Today, she deliberately appeared like this surely for someone specific to see.
(T/N: Was originally ‘without wind, there cannot be waves’. Similar to the idiom, ‘Where there is smoke, there is fire.’)
Gu Shengyin watched indifferently as Jiang Yunshan spoke wonderfully. She sat motionlessly and didn’t speak. Wasn’t she putting on a show? Then I’ll let you act as much as you want!
Jiang Yunshan originally came to put up an appearance, how would she know that Jiang Lingzhen would actually ignore her?
Jiang Yunshan glared poisonously at Jiang Lingzhen with blame and noticed the long red dress the other was wearing. Jiang Yunshan was almost unable to hold in her jealousy – that brocade was this year’s tribute from Liuguang. Other than the Empress Dowager and the Empress getting two bolts, only one bolt was left to Princess Wencheng, which at this moment was worn by Jiang Lingzhen.
She had already started this act so she could not stop halfway. She put in all her energy to rub her eyes, thus her poor eyes were rubbed very red.
It was truly swollen red.
Jiang Yunshan almost couldn’t endure anymore when the person she was waiting for finally arrived.
“What happened here?” Came a young man’s voice.
The owner of the voice appeared wearing a jade crest in his hair, spotless white robe decorated with a jade belt.
It was Jiang Lingzhen’s fiance, Tian Qi Dynasty’s Crown Prince Ji Ye.
“Your Royal Highness,” Gu Shengyin stood up to curtsy.
Ji Ye promptly held out a hand to raise Gu Shengyin: “Cousin, you do not have to be too polite. You and I are cousins1 and are engaged to one another. You do not need to stick to formalities.”
Ji Ye was nevertheless quite satisfied with this cousin fiancee of his. Not to mention her family background, her appearance was even rarer. Who in the Imperial City did not envy this Crown Prince’s good fortune?
“Yunshan greets cousin.” Jiang Yunshan saw the Prince come in but did not put her in his eyes. She couldn’t help but secretly grit her teeth and call out.
Ji Ye finally noticed Jiang Yunshan to the side and was somewhat irritated. The irritation eased when he turned his head and saw Jiang Yunshan’s pitiful but lovely appearance. “You are?”
Jiang Yunshan softly came up to him and curtsied, her neck slightly bent exposing an area of creamy skin: “This lowly one is Jiang Manor’s Second Young Lady.”
The original Jiang Yunshan was as timid as a mouse. She would hide far away when she saw the Crown Prince, where would Jiang Yunshan get the opportunity to meet him?
The Crown Prince frowned and thought for a moment: “Oh, it turned out to be Jiang General’s low-birthed daughter.”
Gu Shengyin smiled as she watched Jiang Yunshan’s face become extremely marvelous.
You’ll probably notice that I might have switched back and forth for some terms. I’m using this site to help me, but it still gets confusing. 😛
Not just Imperial relations, relations in general are complicated af…
- 表 – biao – cousins of different surnames (i.e. Ji Ye and Jiang Lingzhen)↩
- 堂 – tang – cousins of same surnames
Edited by Ari (05 November 2018)