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Chapter 64: Emotion, Causes Calamities
The war had reached stalemate, then the news of Duan Xinghui having died in battle came from the front lines. Jiahui was stunned by the news. Following that, she refused to eat or drink. In the end, the Emperor couldn’t bear to watch it anymore and forced her to start eating again. However, Jiahui was suffering from heartbreak and her health continued to degrade.
She missed Duan Xinghui intensely and even considered shaving her head and becoming a nun. Those who pass away would forever remain in the hearts of those who still lived. Moreover, the scar in the heart would only become deeper, until nothing could replace them.
However, not long after that, the dead Duan Xinghui came back to life and returned to the capital, with a woman.
When Ning Shu got to this part, she already came to understand the entire development. This arrogant pampered princess had become the cannon fodder for the true love between the general and that girl.
Ning Shu gave a deep sigh, feeling sincere sympathy for the original host. The single word, ‘emotion’, had caused all the calamity.
The storyline afterwards was just about how Jiahui was unwilling to accept it and insisted on causing trouble for the two. She used her power as a princess in all sorts of ways to attack this country bumpkin that had crawled out from some random corner.
What astonished Jiahui was the fact that the man she took to be very steady and earnest would become very stirred up when it came to matters that pertained to that village girl. He would angrily roar and shout like an immature youngster. For the sake of that village girl, he defied the imperial edict and even publicly declared that he would only love that woman his entire life.
Jiahui felt as if she had been slapped, it made her face burn. She practically became the laughingstock of all of Great Yong. The noble princess actually lost to a village girl. She couldn’t accept it. Who did that girl count as? She was a princess. The pride of a princess wouldn’t allow her to lose like this.
Hence, Jiahui retaliated against the village girl and everyone started criticizing her, saying that she was malicious, saying that she caused the Yong dynasty to lose face. Even the Emperor became disappointed in her.
Jiahui simply caused even more of a disturbance until everyone in the streets were talking about how a princess was trying to snatch another person’s man. Jiahui’s reputation only grew worse.
Then, the barbaric Huns just happened to win the war and delightedly asked for a marriage. The Emperor was truly disappointed in this sister of his, so he wrapped her up and sent her away.
It had clearly been Duan Xinghui’s fault that the war situation reversed. If it weren’t for the fact that he wanted to make thoughtless large moves in order to show off, he wouldn’t have fallen for a scheme that people of the Central Plain viewed as nothing but crude. Now they wanted her to get married so they could have a happy life together?
Jiahui was a very delicate and pampered princess. Moreover, she had injured her heart while mourning for Duan Xinghui. Now, she had to head to a very poor environment, a place that didn’t even treat women as humans.
Jiahui’s status as a princess didn’t bring her any benefits, and even caused these barbarous people to bully her even more. She was simply a spoil of war. The Huns were vicious and would hit women on the slightest pretext.
The life she lived was worse than death. Jiahui’s heart turned numb and her flower-like countenance became corroded by the sandy wind. She lived numbly. She didn’t know what she had done wrong.
The original host’s wishes: One, she didn’t want to love that cruel and unscrupulous Duan Xinghui anymore. Two, she wanted make those two lowly people suffer and pay for what they did. Three, she wanted to be a noble and lofty princess. She didn’t want to ever allow anything to sully her again, she didn’t want to disappoint her Imperial Older Brother, she didn’t want to be bestowed in marriage, she didn’t want to go to that savage place, she didn’t want to be humiliated and insulted by people.
Ning Shu: …
In the end, this girl still couldn’t let go of that matter. Duan Xinghui was the origin of all of Jiahui’s sorrows. He was like the key that opened Pandora’s box.
What caused Ning Shu to be a little speechless was the fact that she had entered the story a bit late. Right now, news had already spread of Duan Xinghui’s death. Jiahui refused to eat and drink out of heartache. She practically had the intention of dying to follow after him.
At this point, Jiahui had already gotten involved with Duan Xinghui.