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Chapter 6 – General’s Young Lady vs. Transmigrated Illegitimate Younger Sister (5)
Jiang Lingzhen sat inside the horse carriage, her body swaying with the movement of the carriage as she gazed outside through the gap in the curtains.
Wencheng chang gongzhu was a devout Buddhist. This time, because of her daughter’s misfortune, Wencheng chang gongzhu immediately brought her daughter to Tian Qi Dynasty’s most well-known temple, Qianlong Temple, to light incense and pray.
Gu Shengyin was naturally willing to go since Qianlong Temple had superb scenery. Even if she didn’t have a purpose for going there, she could take a short stroll. Not to mention, this time, Gu Shengyin came to Qianlong Temple to meet that legendary figure.
Jiang Yunshan’s carriage also followed along behind them. It was unknown how but she was unexpectedly able to persuade Wencheng chang gongzhu, who had no affection for her at all.
Jiang Yunshan naturally had her own aims. It was precisely here in Qianlong Temple that the original Jiang Lingzhen had secured the Crown Prince’s affection. She must now seize a trace of affection from the Crown Prince and absolutely not allow Jiang Linzhen to have an opportunity to approach the Crown Prince.
Her finger brushed against something cool and she stroked the smooth jade bottle hidden in her sleeve. The corners of her mouth curled up into a determined smile.
(E/N: The idiom 势在必得 (shì zài bì dé) was used here. Means “to be determined to win”; refers to the concept of ‘you must aspire to obtain’)
After Jian Lingzhen paid respect to Buddha with her mother, she made the excuse of getting fresh air. She informed her mother that she would be taking her maidservants, Hu Zhu and Lin Liang, to the back of the mountains.
She was familiar with the story of this world and naturally knew that within the grounds of Qianlong Temple lived a person of status who went by the name Ju shi – the eldest prince, Ji Yu born from the Emperor and Empress.
Based on identity alone, no other prince was more honorable than Ji Yu.
However, not long after Ji Yu’s birth, the Empress passed away because of an illness. As a result, the Emperor believed that this child was the cause of her death and regarded him coldly. Ji Yu grew up in the palace until the age of ten before the Emperor sent him to Qianlong Temple under the guise of “replacing the Emperor to pray for the common people.”
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In the original story, this eldest prince seldom appeared in any of the scenes in the story. He was truly a pure, quiet scholar who spent his life quietly in Qianlong Temple.
Gu Shengyin instructed Hu Zhu and Lin Liang to follow behind in the distance, and slowly admired the scenery in the back garden of Qianlong Temple by herself.
Although she had Jiang Lingzhen’s memories, she could only count as a spectator. Gu Shengyin had not truly experienced what Jiang Lingzhen had seen and experienced. Gu Shengyin lost track of time due to the breath-taking view of the back mountains of Qianlong Temple.
Hu Zhu and Lin Liang watched their family’s junzhu act like she had never gone out before, pausing here, gawking there. At a glance, they could tell that their junzhu was more excited than usual. She had not been outdoors for a long time because of her identity as a lofty junzhu.
Although Gu Shengyin was boundlessly curious, she did not forget her task and slowly walked towards her planned destination.
She remembered Ji Yu’s courtyard was located right in the middle of this back mountain, hidden in a section of bamboo forest.
As she headed inward, the surroundings became more tranquil. Gu Shengyin could only hear the breeze blowing, the bamboo leaves rustling, and her own footsteps.
Lin Liang pulled Hu Zhu’s sleeve: “Hu Zhu jie jie, should we advise the Miss to head back? This place is strangely quiet.”
Hu Zhu looked ahead at Gu Shengyin who was obviously in high spirits and shook her head slightly. “It’s rare for junzhu to be so happy. We shouldn’t disappoint her. Qianlong Temple is an important Buddhist temple, so it is unlikely for someone to dare to disturb this place.”
Gu Shengyin walked through the bamboo forest with a bit of curiosity in her heart: For a person who was able to live in this kind of place for ten years, what kind of appearance would he have?
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Edited by Ari (06 November 2018)