I finally realized why those white lotuses and black bellied people in the Imperial Harems were so cruel and malicious. They were really pitiful. Deep down, they all knew that sooner or later, the Emperor's favor for them would wane. Soon he'd go to someone else and pamper her to the heavens, abandoning the other. He is their lifeline, is he not? We can't blame them for wanting to live. Times were rough for women back then. Dang Emperors. If I ever transmigrate to ancient China, I'll overthrow the Emperor and become the sole and reigning Empress!