Poisonous Empress Dowagers

Empress Dowager ch 3 part 1

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Chapter 3 Part 1

Title : 蛇蝎太后之夫君妖娆 ( The Enchanting Empress Dowager is Really Poisonous)
Author : 我非主角 ( Wo Fei Zhu Jue)
Translator : Cubbyfox
Editor : Etereal
Proofreader : Waiting

The Imperial garden at night is brightly lit, and the flowers that bloomed beautifully in the day are stained with dark colours under the light. It was less glamorous and duller, but there was a unique atmosphere!

The wild red roses that intertwine around the pavilion was blown by the wind. A string of brilliant, red petals floated down, as if a night fairy dancing in the night.

In the middle of the Imperial garden, Long Yi, who was dressed in his dragon robes was sitting behind the Emperor’s table. On both of his sides were two delicate, beautiful and luxuriously dressed concubines. The rows below belonged to the ministers and nobles.

After three rounds of wine, most of the minister’s faces were flushed red and their eyes were also misty from being drunk. Long Yi was in a good mood today, and was too lazy to critise about the state of these ministers.

The delicate sound of silk and bamboo music instruments were heard. Cups were drank by crossing their arms with one another, and the noble and ministers were extremely joyful. This seemingly very harmonious picture was interrupted by a high pitched shout of an eunuch! (TL: Shi zu, China’s traditional music instruments, such as the zither and lute)

“The Empress Dowager has arrived”

The sound of the music instruments dissipated. The people sitting in the middle immediately parted. The ministers quickly regained their bearing and prepared to greet the Empress Dowager. Only Long Yi, who was seated above had a sullen face. The left side of his face that was slapped that day was still burning from the pain!

“Greetings, Empress Dowager Niangniang!” (TL: Pay respect to the Empress Dowager.)

Leng Jiu just came in from the door, everyone inside was already kneeling on the floor. Her eyes swept over the ministers and palace servants. The corners of her mouth curved slightly into a smile. She walked step-by-step to the high platform. She then looked at the Emperor who was glaring at her, but she did not speak. She just sat in her seat: “No need to pay your respects!”

“Thank you, Empress Dowager!”

After they replied, everyone got up from the ground. They then tilted their face to size up Leng Jiu with a lingering gaze. The sound of countless falling cups followed. Many people looked at the women on the platform with disbelief and stunned expressions.

She sat there calmly and lazily, without any majesty of an Empress Dowager. She looked like she had an easy-going deposition, but she emitted some sort of supremacy. Overlooking the crowd with power, a gaze that sweeps through the crowd as she pleases, and lips that seem like they are smiling. For some reason, it gave people a feeling of oppression.

The most shocking thing was her face. That tender and young face of a young girl. Those dainty facial features, and seductive phoenix eyes. Is… Is this really a country’s Empress Dowager?

Leng Jiu took her wine cup and was about to take a sip, when she seem to have realized that everyone’s gaze was on her. She lifted her eyes and smiled: “Ai jia only came to join in the fun, so you are all free to do as you wish.” (TL: Ai jia is ‘I’ used by Empress Dowager)

Everyone’s thoughts were different, as they sat in their respective seats. The Shi zu continued to play, and a group of dancers ran out. Their long sleeves fluttered as they danced.

Leng Jiu drank a cup of wine, and turned to look at Long Yi. From before till now, he has been staring at her, and it is with a gaze that is extremely hateful. However, what is that trace of complex feeling at the bottom of his eyes?

Leng Jiu’s red lips slightly smiled, and her eyes were like silk: “Why is the emperor looking at Ai jia with such a gaze? Could it be that Ai jia has something inappropriate on her body?”

“Humph!” Long Yi shot her a look, then retracted his gaze and took a cup of wine to drink. He will never admit that he had just lost his soul because of her smile. Immediately, a feeling of annoyance arose. Who did she dressed up so beautifully for?

Leng Jiu retracted her gaze, and sneered in her heart: Just an easy guy. If she could not make this guy fall with her charm, then her name isn’t Leng Jiu!

Imperial concubine Li, who was sitting at the side, could clearly see that something was not right with Long Yi. She then looked at Leng Jiu’s dressing, and a dangerous feeling arose from her heart. She tightly grasped her brocade handkerchief in her hand, as she picked up a cup of wine and stood up. She looked at Leng Jiu with utmost sincerity:

“Chen qie offers a cup of wine to the Empress Dowager!”

Leng Jiu just swept her eyes over, when Long Yi’s voice was heard from the side: “You are pregnant. You cannot drink wine!”

Imperial concubine Li heard the words, and looked at Leng Jiu with some embarrassment. Her face has a sweetness that could not be ignored: “The Emperor does not allow Chen qie to drink wine. Please don’t take it as an offense to the Empress Dowager. Chen qie will drink tea instead wine to pay respect to the Empress Dowager”.

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1) Thanks to Arutia, Etereal, Lancey, Ayanna .o((*^▽^*))o I’m happy working together with them.
2) I’m sorry if i get mistranslated in some part, I’m not native both English and Chinese. I Already try my best. And I already get help for editing so it’s better read it after get edited.
3) Scheduled
– Sweet Pampering Is daily update.
– Bad Girl Xiaomei is every 2 days.
– Empress Dowager is Every 2-3 days.
4) I need time to translate it literally take 2-3 hours for Xiaomei bad girl and sweet pampering. And Almost 6 hours to Translate Empress Dowager. I already working hard here.
So please be patient. 。^‿^。


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12 thoughts on “Empress Dowager ch 3 part 1”

  1. Only thing off i can see about this sentence is it should be ‘Whom’ grammatically … theres a few ways this phrased could be reworded as well

    “Who does she dress so beautifully for? (TL : I’m not sure how to said in English ‘she dress beautifully who is for?’)”

    ‘She dressed beautifully; who is it for?’ *could also use a period to just make 2 short sentences
    ‘To have dressed so beautifully, was it for someone?’
    And maybe other ones but I am lousy at creative writing so this is all I can conjure

      1. Not to be a nitpick but could you put a line brake before translator’s note please? Because it makes me think it is part of the story.

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