The Villain is Happy Being a Father - Chapter 36: Gift
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Translator: Shi Xiao Ling
The little dumpling walked back and forth on the woolen carpet in the side hall with her hands by her back. Her short legs were making an eight walking back and forth. She stressed her heart and soul. Just then Uncle system and her were discussing how to persuade Daddy: “Father, you are old enough. It’s time for you to learn how to distinguish bad people.”
“That good-looking uncle is a villain, and Yinyin doesn’t like him!”
The man in question was sitting at his desk and looking at the memorials. He had been reading them for a whole afternoon. Since yesterday’s banquet, the girl has been in such a state.
She wished sincerely that she could be with her Daddy for every minute and every second of the day and not to think anymore about how to protect her Daddy . Her pair of eyes were wide open. She had decided to stay by her father’s side. She was extremely alert against even a single hair of the villain.
Wei Jue put down the memorials and pushed a plate of snacks in front of the girl indicating her to help herself with it.
YinYin refused to eat, she resolutely said to herself that she would not be confused by food. She pulled the sleeves of her Daddy and said, “Father, listen to me?”
Mr. Xiao Yuzi wiped the sweat off his forehead, but the emperor could bear the little princess’s nagging. If someone else was to pester him similarly, he would be killed.
After a while, a little eunuch came to report that it was Prince Wu who asked for an interview.
Wei Jue has finished writing the memorial. Just as he was about to let him in, the little dumpling blocked his way. She had already inquired about it beforehand. The bad uncle was King Wu ShiZi.
Hearing that the bad uncle wanted to see her father, she was immediately agitated and blocked the eunuch with her little chubby body in the imperial dining room of the palace, “No.”
The little eunuch stopped. He was so embarrassed that he didn’t know whether to walk or to stop. This was the Pearl of the emperor’s eye. She had seen all the big guys at the state banquet. The Emperor didn’t say anything against her actions , but his behavior spoiled the little princess. He let the little princess sit on the dragon throne with him. She was allowed to feed him. What was this if not the love of the emperor?
Wei Jue: “Don’t be willful, come back.”
The little dumpling protested as she opened her hands wide and shook her little head like a rattle. “No!”
Wei Jue held the baby in his arms, and she quietened down honestly. She was so soft and lovely as she coquettishly played in her Daddy’s arms. She took this opportunity to give her father the necessary dose of medicine. “Bad uncle is really bad uncle. You should be careful about him, father! “
Wei Jue looked at the person next to him by turning his head. His nominal cousin was standing straight, smiling gently and courteously. “Brother, is there any misunderstanding with the little princess? My pair of twins went back home and cried that the little princess didn’t like them. She choose someone else to read with her, which made them sad for a long time. “
He seemed to be helpless and said with a wry smile: “After all, they are siblings according to genealogy. Although they dared not ask the little princess to call them brothers and sisters, they really take the little princess as their sister in their hearts. They thought that their younger sister doesn’t like them and the two children wont even eat.”
The system looked at the handsome black hearted man. No matter how he speaks or how he looks, it completely shows the helpless appearance of an old father. It was stunned. This guy was worthy of being able to pit the villain, the great devil king in dire situations. Had this been the modern human world this acting skills would have been more than enough to make him a movie star!
Wei Jue patted the little head of the dumpling in his arms and said, “She likes them.”
He was just spelling out his stance on the choice of his daughter. She likes them, so don’t talk nonsense.
The system immediately applauded at the action of the villain, dad of the dumpling, who was actually leaking his overbearing personality. My little kid just doesn’t like you, so she didn’t choose you, and so what are you going to do about it?
The smile on the corner of Wei Liang’s mouth made a small invisible crack. “My brother, you are jesting, it’s nothing serious. Is the little princess going to school?”
The emperor didn’t speak. The little princess obviously didn’t want to see King Wu. She buried her head in the emperor’s arms and refused to come out. She raised her head and looked at the two people. Mr. Xiao Yuzi said very cleverly, “the emperor has to deal with many matters currently. Tomorrow, the emperor will empty the upper study and give it to the little princess.”
“That’s also fine. Although my children were not lucky enough to accompany the princess, I saw that the princess still liked them, and they made a fuss to ask my brother, the Emperor to allow them to send a gift to their sister in the morning.”
Wei Liang took out a pair of small rabbits carved with jade, which were crystal clear, lifelike and exquisite. It could be used to play with them or hang them on the neck with thread.
King Wu said with a smile, “These two rabbits are representing the birthdays of the two children the year before last. When the emperor was still there, he gave them to my children. They liked them very much. Who knew that they would give them to the little princess in a twinkling of an eye?”
He didn’t say that he was an elder who wanted to give gifts. He only took a couple of children to talk. The system was disgusted, and he repeatedly said, “Little girl, don’t listen to him.”
Yinyin clenched her fist tightly. Of course, she didn’t want the bad guy to succeed. The young girl thought that as long as they didn’t let the bad guys touch daddy, they would be safe.
Wei Jue ordered the eunuch to collect the things and said coldly, “You have a warm heart.”
Wei Liang didn’t care. That’s who he was. He had always been cold. And the main purpose of his trip was to make the little princess accept the gift.
Sitting in the carriage, the road outside the imperial palace was paved with blue slate. The carriage was running slowly, and Wei Liang was playing with a jade Buddha bead carelessly. Since he woke up three months ago, he had vowed to take back the throne belonging to their family.
In his previous life, his grandfather was crushed to death by the emperor. After his grandfather died, his father’s resistance failed several times, and his only rights were deprived as a result. He had a King’s title only in name, and he was not even as good as an ordinary court official.
However, he was a man who was praised as a benevolent and good emperor by the Manchu Dynasty. He was so tolerant to his brothers who were trying to revolt. It could be seen that he would have been a good emperor who loved the people as he would his own son.
His title as King became stepping stones of other people. Even if the current emperor’s grandfather wanted to pass on the throne on to him, even if he was suppressed to extreme that would not have happened.
People all over the world could only say, “Look, that’s King Wu. He who is a younger brother does not respect his elder brother, does not respect the common people, does not respect his inferiority, does not respect anyone,” his name would be sullied.
His father was so depressed and frustrated that he had abandoned himself and didn’t fight for that position any more. He didn’t understand anything when he was young, and only when he was old did he know how sad it was that he didn’t have the right. Unfortunately, the father had no fighting spirit for a long time, and even when he was old, he didn’t achieve anything. The children under his knee were even, and the family was very busy.
After coming back, Wei Liang wanted to take advantage of his youth and get back what belonged to him!
But in his previous life, Wei Liang had never seen such a person as Princess Chaoyang. His brother was cold hearted. Everyone said he even looked like a stone statue. He was alone in the supreme position all his life and had no children under his knees. Later, at the suggestion of several senior ministers, he chose a child to raise.
Thinking of this, Wei Liang smiled sarcastically. Even if he chose his successor, he didn’t choose his own child. Instead, he leaped over his closer blood relationship and chose another unrelated child in the family.
Maybe it was because he thought too much and was always frowning. He could be reborn. It was not surprising that there were some changes around him. Besides, a three-year-old girl doesn’t understand everything. What’s the use?
Last night at the state banquet, Wei Liang saw the emperor’s tolerance for the little girl, which made him think about how to do something for the purpose of approaching the child. If he didn’t do anything, he would bury the idea and say that he could start anew.
It was too hard to cultivate a person who suits his heart. Wei Liang remembered the beautiful girls in his other yard. He wanted to raise a man eating flower to weave a dream for his brother.
After the bad uncle left, the little dumpling was a little unhappy. She turned around and hummed. She complained that her father didn’t take her seriously and didn’t like her.
I also received a gift from the bad uncle!
The little dumpling was angry!
Wei Jue asked people to send the jade carvings for inspection to see if there were any problems with it. Even if there was no problem, he didn’t plan to let the girl be in contact with it.
As a man who couldn’t coax people. He had lived for twenty or thirty years and had always been a man of his own. There was no higher status in the world than him. Who could get a good word from him?
Seeing the clumsiness of the emperor’s expressionless face, Mr. Xiao Yuzi covered his mouth and sniggered. Since the little princess entered the palace, the emperor had become more and more like a person. In the past, he was like a cold stone, and he looked at the world like an unfeeling and impartial God. Now he would also look like an ordinary old father, frowning for his children, which was very gratifying!
The little dumpling had been saying that King Wu was a bad uncle and villain. Mr. Xiao Yuzi only thought that she was just a little princess. She just didn’t like King Wu and thus made the emperor angry. He didn’t expect that the pair of jade rabbits would be checked and find out some ways.
At first, they didn’t find anything. They took it to Taihai hospital to check whether there was any poison applied. It was said there weren’t any. Later, they took it to the craftsman’s shop to check.
The craftsman’s shop in the palace had everything. The stone Carver who does carpentry even had the secret way of the design & organization. It was the favorite place for the children of Mohist school.
At the beginning, the craftsman’s shop said that there were no problems. It was just a common jade carving. Mr. Xiao Yuzi was relieved. He was about to go back to his old life with the jade carving. Who knew that he fell and the jade carving rolled out several meters on the ground and fell at the foot of a man.
The man picked up the jade carving and looked at it for a long time. He frowned and said, “I’ll study it. You come and get it three days later.”
Mr. Xiao Yuzi was about to scold that man. This was the emperor’s thing. Who could be so rude!
As soon as he looked up and saw the face of the young master Yu, he shut his mouth up. This was the descendant of Mohist school. The craftsman’s workshop had gone through great lengths and dug out talents. In the past few years, the canal had flooded constantly every year. It was only because of the canal drainage design he designed with people, and built a new dam to stop the natural disaster. Even the structural design of the Imperial Palace was handled by this man. The Mr. Xiao Yuzi dared not offend people easily.
He looked at the young man’s face, and asked anxiously, “What’s the matter with this jade?”
Young master Yu looked at the gap between the head of the jade rabbit, narrowed his eyes, and then took it under his nose and smelled, “Three days later, you will bring a doctor to study it to know.”
“Remember, the focus is on pharmacology.”
Mr. Xiao Yuzi told the emperor about it, and Wei Jue asked him to keep a good eye on it. When he arrived three days later, he hurriedly took Doctor Wang, the best pharmacologist in Tai hospital.
Doctor Wang’s face was old, and there was no hair on his head. It was rumored that when he was young, he suffered from the sequela left by the poison of herbs.
In front of Mr. Xiao Yuzi and Doctor Wang were a pile of jade dregs that had been smashed into pieces and a jade rabbit that was still in good condition. A slender finger pointed at another black powder on the tray, and he said: “The jade rabbit’s head was hollow, and this was the powder taken from it.”
Doctor Wang’s fingers were stained with powder and smelled it under his nose. His eyebrows were frowned and he put it under his nose and touched it slightly. “This thing…”
Mr. Xiao Yuzi watched Doctor Wang nervously. Unexpectedly, there was something wrong with the things sent by King Wu. he realized that the little princess was right. He was a bad guy who harbored evil in his heart?
Translator and Editor Notes:
- Mohism: Mohism or Moism (Chinese: 墨家; pinyin: Mòjiā; literally: ‘School of Mo’) was an ancient Chinese philosophy of logic, rational thought and science developed by the academic scholars who studied under the ancient Chinese philosopher Mozi (c. 470 BC – c. 391 BC) and embodied in an eponymous book: the Mozi. It evolved at about the same time as Confucianism, Taoism and Legalism, and was one of the four main philosophical schools from around 770–221 BC (during the Spring and Autumn and Warring States periods). During that time, Mohism was seen as a major rival to Confucianism. Although its influence endured, Mohism all but disappeared as an independent school of thought.(Source : Wikipedia)(TL: Please read more about it there to know more.)
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