Spoiler The Times Spent in Pretense

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    The Times Spent in Pretense
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    Novel Summary
    No matter male or female, the members of the Hua clan had been loyal for generations, placing the utmost importance on protecting their nation. The monarch and his subjects were in harmony, sharing all kinds of emotions, all due to the ties of comradeship in their hearts.

    Once the weather cooled, would the favored crown prince fall from power?

    No.

    Once the weather warmed, would the loyal and brave marquess estate be disposed of after its use?

    No.

    - Description from Novelupdates

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    Short Title : TSP
    Original Title : 造作时光
    Status : Completed
    Author : Yue Xia Die Ying
    Country : China
    Type : Web Novel
    Genre : Drama, Historical, Josei, Romance

    Novel updates link
    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/the-times-spent-in-pretense/
     
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    I have binge and MTL all the chapters. This novel is really hilarious in their interaction. This was the first novel of how I really loves emperor character in here. The emperor is a good monarch, a good husband, a good father, a good son and a good friend. Emperor never forget people whom helps and protects him before he gain the throne.

    It is hilarious of how emperor laments every oddities of his son.
    1st prince : too simple (might be too stupid, he might have ambition but too stupid as crown prince threat)
    2nd prince : only loves food, food and food
    Crown prince : the son that emperor most satisfy, smart, handsome, cunning and has every good characteristic as future emperor. Unfortunately, too lazy. Emperor keeps on shceming for this son to do his duty.
    4th prince : dont like too talk. Only reply with one words "um"
    5th prince : very gentlemanly and also second handsome after crown prince. Unfortunately, he is a painter maniac.

    It is very funny over the interaction of all the secondary character. :coffee::coffee::blobrofl:
     
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    Who's the ML? Summary suggests it's not royalty but judging from what's happening in early chapters, ML might be the Crown Prince, which irritates me to be honest. I wanted the ML to not be royalty of that sort.
     
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    The ML is the crown prince. This novel will make you love imperial family and how each one of them are weirdo.

    Emperor was really a good father. Even his quiet son that never pleases him, emperor still treats him the same as his other child.

    It was funny when our emperor want to sell crown prince over to MC father. While MC father was thinking how to reject the crown prince propose:blobjoy:
    (MC father dont want crown prince to marry MC at first because he wants to save crown prince life. MC is actually really cunning among his child. Anyone who mess with her, will get tenfold revenge:blobpopcorn:.)

    Emperor : why dont you accept my lazy son crown prince for your daughter
    MC dad : no thanks. My daughter is not suitable for crown prince
    Emperor : why do you despise your daughter. Your daughter is too good for my son:blobneutral:
    MC dad : i was trying to save your son life from my daughter. What if he betray my daughter, then my daughter beat him up. Ohhh, the ruler of country is finish in my Hua family :sweating_profusely:. I have already tried to warn you, dont blame if anything happen to yourson:blobwhistle:

    Not only MC dad thinks so, even MC whole families worried about the fate of crown prince in future. All of them hope MC will be tolerant with the crown prince :blob_patpat:
     
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    Aaaaw that kinda sucks. :blobsad: I was really hoping for something that doesn't include the royal family. Don't get me wrong. The story sounds great. I'm just not in the mood for this right now.

    Guess I'll put this in hiatus. Thanks for the reply :blobok:
     
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    How do the MC and ML fall in love? Also, are there any love rivals for the MC and ML? :D
     
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    MC more like ML's beauty. Mc always like, 'he is a royalty, so I cant keep him in my mansion later':notlikeblob:. MC nver plan to marry since her family hold great military power, thats the reason she pretend to be sick. She just thought of raising her boy toy in her mansion later on. And so far, her favorite is ML beauty.

    While ML first realized he likes MC when he found MC visits male brothel and fighting male prostitute with her frenemy. ML dream MC leaving him for other. When ML wake up, he ran to his imperial father and gives a 'justify reason' to shut down all the brothel. (ML is very cunning for using his very 'justify' to prevent MC from visiting another brothel :blobparty:)

    Later on, ML confess to his imperial father that he likes MC. Emperor never forces his child over choosing their wife. Evn including ML, emperor dont mind as long they will be happy.
    ML : imperial father, what if I have someone I like. Will you let me marry her as crown princess ?
    Emperor : who it is ?
    ML : just want to make sure imperial father wont against me right ?
    Emperor : yeah, i promise you.
    ML : it is hua liuli.
    Emperor : damn you beast, you promise before that you wont be a beast that covet her.
    (ML is 21 yrs old, MC 15@16 yrs. ML once said to emperor that he merely treat MC as junior and he was not a beast:cookie:)
    ML : yeah, I am a beast. So, imperial father will allow me right :aww:
    Emperor : sigh, just try your best to win over your in law. Dont come crying to me later
    (Emperor treat MC dad as good friend since MC dad protect emperor during he was crown prince and respect MC dad to marry MC mom. Emperor actually afraid MC mom. When he was crown prince, he once flirt with MC mom (MC mom was no1 beauty that time). MC mom split a rock barehand in front of Emperor. After that, all woman in harem are opposite of MC mom style. Emperor worries that crown prince will be beaten by MC mom. While MC family worry MC will beat him :blobowoevil:)
     
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    After ML confirm that emperor agree, he starts his pursue for MC. Taking dates, giving gift etc. And using his beauty to win MC.

    ML was very confidence he could pursue MC since there is no man more beautiful than him.
     
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    Nope, because ML character was very nasty and arrogant. Once a beauty tried to throw in his arm, but ML push her and said she was ugly (dont remember what else ML said. Basically, he never give face for other party). Woman from capital avoid ML because his character is unpredictable.

    MC might have other man that pursue her. But after she confirm feeling with ML. none of any ML admirer or her admirer will shake them.
     
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    ML only nice with MC. When people said how terrible ML character is, and none noble girl in capitap likes him because of his character, MC feels puzzle. MC feels the ML she knows and the ML they know are different people :coffee:.

    ML only nice with MC. even with emperor, ML sometimes lazy doing his work. Emperor brainstorm wanting his son to take over his reign earlier.
    ML : imperial father, you are still young. No need to give the throne earlier to this son
    Emperor : damn, because of you I keep getting old.

     
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    I'd like to add something about the fifth prince who's a painter maniac. He sucks at it! Absolutely horrible, but no one has the heart or courage to tell him lol. So he keeps gifting the paintings to his dad and grandma, and he keeps asking the mc to praise them because "she truly understands the pictures and what he wants to convey". While the mc is like "young man, you might not be embarrassed, but I am!" Haha.
     
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    Can you give spoilers about the first prince and what happens arrogant princess that kept bothering the mc? Does the first prince fight for the throne? What are their reaction when the mc marries the crown prince?
     
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    Eh, I'm still on chapter 44 so I haven't seen what happens with the first prince. But so far he's quite stupid and ambitious, but not evil. Same thing with his mom though she's smarter lol. That might change though, but I don't think they'll turn evil. The first prince does get engaged to this woman who has a low self esteem problem. Her dad wants them to be frugal and work hard because he's afraid that people will judge them or that they themselves will loose themselves in the pleasure and luxury of the capital which is not good. But this makes his daughter jealous of others who can spend money and wear luxurious clothes and jewellery. So that's why she wants to marry the first prince even though he treats her a bit badly. She's even trying to hide it from her dad because he would never let his daughter marry the prince if he was indifferent to his daughter. So that makes her jealous of the MC since she's beautiful and people love and respect her, even the first prince treats her well and wanted to marry her if she wasn't sickly. And which arrogant princess? The one in love with the first prince?
     
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    Yeah, the one in love with the 1st prince.
     
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    Right, she's not that bad actually. The MC gets kidnapped and since the princess was with her at the time they kidnap the princess as well. And then because they're not sure who the MC is, they just smuggle both of them out of the capital. Now at first the princess insisted that she wasn't MC and vice versa, but MC explained to her that if they know who she really is then they'll just kill her which is why the MC said that the princess was the MC (to protect the princess). This made her feel a bit guilty, and they had a little bit of heart to heart. The MC finds out that the princess idolises the MC's mom and her whole family so she feels like the weak MC is dragging her family down which is why the princess doesn't like her. So the MC tells her about her dream which is to be known as a famous sick beauty that goes down in history! And the princess "..... this person has an intellectual problem". Anyway the princess wants to protect the MC and tells her to run away while she fights the kidnappers, so the MC again says "oh my dream is to be a sick beauty, but these guys just ruined it!" And she takes out a hidden sword/dagger and freaking massacres them all while the princess is shocked and then scared. She thinks that this is the perfect opportunity for the MC to kill her so she begs for her forgiveness and says that she doesn't like the prince anymore. Meanwhile the MC is getting closer, scaring the princess more until she throws herself and goes "oh my sick frail body! I'm so weak, thank you princess for protecting me and saving me from these savages" While the princess is still "......". After that they get a ride from a nice couple to the capital, and on their way they meet the crown prince. The princess ofc keeps the MCs secret, so she plays along with her weak act all the way. Then when they reach the MCs home and she sees the servants and brother all worried and crying about their poor, weak and sick lady she thinks "..... I was wrong, it's not just the MC, it's this whole fu that has an intellectual problem". Later on the princess is at first scared of the MC, then she views her as a rival until they become friends because the MC keeps pestering her to hang out. Though the princess is still a bit tsun and the MC loves teasing the princess and gets her to be scolded by her nice lady cousin lol. Oh and the princess doesn't like the prince anymore because she thinks that since she was able to give up on him so quickly when she thought the MC would kill her, then she must not have liked him as much as she thought. Even after the prince breaks his engagement she doesn't really care.
     
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    It's been a while, so forgive me i didnt list their exact name, i forgot those names. Here we go:
    MC: Hua Liu Li = her name literally mean glass (maybe her parent think she is as precious and fragile as glass). When she was born, her mom is fighting the enemy in the border, resulting she born as premature baby, after many years of care (and kung fu training), she now is healthy, unfortunately she is sick in mind. She LOVES to pretend she is "IM-GONNA-DIE-IN-NEXT-SECOND, IM-SO-FRAGILE! HANDLE-WITH-CARE". Half of it because she watched too many tragic death in the border separating lovers (thus building her over pessimist view to love, and half because her family is too bright, and too many expecting the family to ruin. So she developed wish to be known as the most known sick beauty in history, as if in the future, if someone said about "sick beauty" she will be come 1st as example. And raised a lot of beautiful men and not to marry. The crown prince unfortunately is too beautiful to be missed, if not because his beauty, maybe HLL will never bat an eye to him. She has weird fortune to RUIN every schemes happen around her.

    1. Jin Po country 2nd prince once tried to infiltrated the border, pretend to be merchant, and want to try lure and kidnap HLL out. HLL ofc know this is trap, so she tag along to infiltrated the enemy army. After she "secured" the 2nd prince (tied him up) then she proceed to "cry" about his lies to her while kicking him, and picking all his jewelry from available surface.
    2. the courtier she inadvertently met at post house when she back to the capital. Her maid kick his poisoned meal, thus saving his live.
    3. when HLL invited by Xian fei to palace feast, her cup got poisoned, she almost drink it, if not for crown prince servant interruption giving her gift, and later a petal flower drop to her cup and change color.
    4. when HLL invited by crown prince to his palace, 1 of the maid look wrong, so HLL pretend to be swoon, and hold the maid, resulting the maid's sword to drop. The maid is no 1 assassin who been lurking for years to kill crown prince, so she tried to kill CP, but failed, tried to shift the blame to 1st prince, but nobody believe it.
    5. the young masters of the Xian fei paternal family and Rong fei paternal family was almost fighting, 1 of the spy who disguising as servant ready to kill, but HLL happens to pass by, and greet the young masters, make the fight that should happen cool down before even started. The spy was caught because he already holding knife.
    6. because of HLL keep ruin the conspiracy, the man behind the scene is angry AF, so he order the assassins to kidnap HLL. She was kidnapped while visiting Xian fei paternal family funeral, and princess Jia Min (who is not close to her) got kidnapped together. After 3 days being on the road, the assassins then change ppl, HLL, pretend to sad because her "dream" is gonna be ruined, then slashed all the assassins nearby with sword hidden in her belt. JM princess was stunned by the change of character, but soon realized HLL is really sick, in mind. She was convinced (and half scared) to keep the secret to make HLL's dream come true.
    7. HLL was bored and want to find entertainment, then she find a beauty male courtesan. JM princess and her gang got a bad timing because they come at the same time with HLL, thus resulting her gang want to confront who is booking the male courtesan for themselves. HLL then invited them to enjoy the music together, after they got out together, JMP got blamed to drag HLL to unsoliciting place (LOL). The crown prince, who heard HLL come to such place then go to his dad, telling we should check some places in the capital to make sure everything was in order, emperor dad agree. CP then come to that place early morning to giving rigorous check, who knows the male courtesan turn out has fake registry, and the place got tax evasion evidence. Thus the courtesan got jailed (he actually 1 of the men who scheme previously, but lay low. His identity supposedly not to raised any suspicion, if not for HLL look at his beauty and CP got jealous. Until the end he still confused why he got caught because he think he is being careful and not reveal anything). CP then arrange the courtesan to work in the mine, so his appearance become ugly and rough and cannot make HLL interested again.
    8. Because of the male courtesan fake registry, the minister of justice caught the real man behind the scene. He is a scholar who pretend to be normal countryman, but actually a spy send by another country's prince. Until the end of story, this chara didnt got name by author, only describe as 'blue-shirt-scholar'.
    9. another princess (sister of the emperor) got back to the town, and she is SUPER arrogant, rude, and always look down on others. When her convoy passing the crowd, her chief eunuch keep whipping the commoners to make way, HLL command her servant to drag the eunuch to yamen to be punished because of disturbing peace. Le Yang Princess then got angry but because the CP was presence, she flip her face quickly and pushed her 2nd daughter (who CRAZYLY in love with CP) to greet CP.
    10. LY princess and JMP's mom has bad blood in the past, so when they meet in the cosmetic shop they fight. JMP's mom (Shun An princess) slapped LYP. JMP knowing her mom has bad restrain, ask HLL to help, HLL then proceed to cry about LYP slapping SAP, while secretly putting rouge on SAP face in the shape of hand. CP who got in to the room when HLL cried then look at SAP face who is redder than LYP's face then condemned LYP's action (LOL). CP know HLL actually fake it, because he pretend to spill some water to HLL's clothes then let her go to change it (and washed her hand).
    11. LYP's 2nd daughter is a bit psycho, she killed her sister because her parents want her sister to marry CP. when she realize CP loves HLL, she then contracted the assassin group to kill HLL but refused by them (they got PTSD in dealing with HLL). So she use her dad's token to summon the family's dead soldier to kill HLL and CP. CP and HLL was sightseeing in the countryside when a group of assassins come to them, when CP and HLL got separated by their guard, HLL then asking CP to keep secret, and goes full beast mode, kill the assassins. They unfortunately got hurt and fall to the cliff. After this incident, they got engaged. and LYP's 2nd daughter got jailed.
    12. while LYP's 2nd daughter jailed, she didnt want to confess anything, but HLL come and goad her, make her lose her composure and spilling a lot of secrets (the minister on the side directly record the confession)
    13. Because their daughter tried to kill CP, LYP's fuma kneel in front of emperor's study to make the emperor forgive them. But bad luck happen, CP pass by and tell them, since you want to kneel, please kneel in front of east palace starting tomorrow with your wife and son. So 3 of them got to kneel in front of east palace, HLL who come to east palace early then invited bunch of palace ladies and SAP to watch...errr... to talk.
    14. the eunuch beside 1st prince want to kill the 1st prince, by serving poisoned cherry. But HLL happen to pass and look how red the cherry in his plate. HLL stop him want to ask where he got it, but the eunuch think she want to grab it, scared him and make everybody suspicious about this eunuch.
    15. 2nd princess giving 1st prince a box of gems, but 1st prince gift the box to CP. CP then make some jewelry to gift it to HLL. So when HLL show up wearing that jewelry, 2nd princess assume HLL got something with 1st prince, and tried to make rumour. Which lead to her and then she was known as 1 of the culprit in the palace.
    15. LYP and her fuma become house arrest, under suspicions of their dealing with another country. CP and the emperor send their spy early to the south to "ruin" the fuma's family reputation. Fuma's pretend to be crazy, so he can get back early to the family, but all the servants in the house then changed so nobody help them.
    16. Some conspiracies create by CP to ruin Xie Fuma family name happened, Xie family tried to scheme CP and Hua family as well. But Xie's schemes failed because the emperor trusted his general and his son. Later Xie family linked to the 3rd prince of the other country. This prince is the real villain who trying to ruin the country.

    1. Dad : is typical strong general outside but weak against his wife. Pampered his daughter to heaven, even tho she developed weird personality. Back then when he was young, he and his wife protected the emperor (when the emperor still crown prince) from assassins many times. That's why the emperor super trusted him and his wife. He become Zhongyong Hou (marquis) and way later the emperor give him a post to command all the army around capital (he's responsible for the capital security).
    2. Mom : regarded as the most beautiful woman back then and still (and have a lots of female fans). Even the emperor once like her, until she show off in front of him how to slap a stone table to ruin (which make a HUGE PTSD to the emperor, as he only accept gentle weak women in his harem later, and keep warning his son (the ML) to be careful with his mother in law later)
    3. 3rd bro : usually getting along with HLL really well. If HLL want to eat something, he will make an excuse he want to eat it (ain't this perfect bro??). He later become become no 1 in the imperial exam.
    4. Other bro and their wife : not much screen time, only the eldest show up later when HLL married, but the rest only told they are stationed to guard the border after their parents retired.

    ML: the crown prince, his mom died not long after he was born, and he was sickly when he was a kid. Some ppl said his horoscope is too big, thus ordinary ppl cannot raised him. The emperor then personally raised him, as he is not ordinary ppl. During the time he was raised by the emperor, they developed caring father son rls, that's why the crown prince become daring and has no nonsense personality, but the emperor only indulge him. Everyone, like they expecting Hua family to be ruin by the emperor, expecting the crown prince will be sacked by the emperor anytime (yet it never come). He at 1st, only have brotherly feeling toward HLL, even when the emperor ask him if he want to marry HLL, he said "I'm not a beast". But later he confessed to his dad, "I might be a beast after all", dad 1st reaction is "are you robbing some civilian girl??". He developed lazy and like to mooch his dad personality but will take revenge on any slight although he still keep it within "reasonable" line (not to kill his brothers).

    ML's family :
    1. The emperor : he is rare emperor who actually good and doted on his sons. maybe not perfect 1, as he didn't love any woman specifically, but he is fair.
    2. 1st bro : son of Xian fei, stupid bro with muscle as brain. Keep saying he loves HLL, but so impetuous to what HLL want or likes. In the emperor's opinion, he should get a smart wife for the future children
    3. 2nd bro : son of Rong fei, he is lazy and rather slow brain, not bad, just slow. Loves to eat and has weird secret hobby, he likes to pretend to be veggies seller in the market, to gossiping along with the other veggies seller (facepalm). He got lots of weird gossip including "LYP got lover and put Xie fuma on green hat" from the other veggies seller who has cousin who seen a man coming out secretly from LYP's mansion. After he reported this gossip to CP, then CP use it to cover up the house arrest and make Xie fuma become crazy because he got green hat by his princess.
    4. 4th bro : son of Lin fei, he has wooden personality. Maybe a bit autism and dislike to talk. But he know what is wrong and right. When his mom tried to scheme CP, he warned her to not do it and break their rls. Even when Lin fei dying, he said to her, "to not become mother son in the next live". But he likes his brother (CP) especially when CP with HLL, because they exude good feeling. So he wish to become their "tight pendant" (basically mean he will be their tail).
    5. 5th bro : son of Shu fei, he is painting idiot, but loves to paint so much. Nobody dare to tell him that his painting is suck. And if anyone dare to he will held grudge. But i hv to guess his painting become better later, as in the omake chapters, there is some students in the future discussing his painting style that to hard to discern in the exam question.
    6. The Queen mother : she loves fashion. HLL is beautiful enough to satisfy her fashion craze so she likes her. She is reasonable grandmother and elder.

    1. Jia Min princess : daughter of Shun An princess, arrogant, talk straight to the point, like 1st prince but later change her feeling after realize 1st prince is a dick. After her kidnapping incident with HLL, she change a lot of views in life. She always want to scream her inner feeling when her friends try to provoke HLL.
    2. Yao something (i forget her name) : cousin of JMP, 1 of JMP's close friend who always try to antagonizing HLL, but always end up lost. Way later she become HLL's fans because HLL save her from passing traffic.
    3. another friend of JMP (who i forget her name too), but she always saying their gang is like passerby A, B, C, and D tried to bully MC (HLL). And always saying according to the script law, the villains will end up bad
    4. Xian fei : she think she is smart but some ppl didnt think so. She got blame a lot from the schemes happening, because 2 of the culprits hate her.
    5. Rong fei : not much screen time for this woman, except she really loves her son and a bit regret once heard the rumour about the eldest prince will be the crown prince, make her to ate oxytocin drug and induce early birth, resulting her son a bit slow witted.
    6. Shu fei : not much screen time for this woman, she really low key.
    7. Tian young master : got schemes by HLL in early chapter because he was riding horse in the town. Later almost killed by spy-servant of other family. Just random cannon fooder
    8. Wu San : no 3 assassin in the town, but all his work failed, after he kidnapped HLL, then passed her to another group, he goes MIA with his subordinate. He opening a noodle shop, but the shop keep loss money. Show up again when someone tried to hired him to kill HLL (LYP's 2nd daughter), but he refused. Later when CP and HLL's assassinate incident happen, he tried to report via anonymous mail what happen, because he afraid this sin will be put on to his head. He also reported previous schemes, which was his doing and which is not.
    9. Pei something (i forgot his name), he is 1 of the chief in the Dali Siqing (i didnt know how to translate it, but it manage important prisoners and preside over justice that's normal yamen dare not to manage, usually crime involving nobles). Mr Pei manage a lots of prisoners and crime files, some of them is big secrets. He is the 1st of who confused with HLL's personality, although he keep it to himself. His records however survived the history and make future students (in the omake) confused about HLL's (LOL).
    10. Xie shizi : i forgot the name, because his parent's involvement in the crime, his title demoted (i forgot what is title in the end). But this kid actually harmless pure kid. almost killed by his dad when Xie fuma suicide.
    11. Miss Du something : i forgot her name, she is 1 of JMP's cousin (Du's mom is from Yao family). She was once candidate for CP's wife, but never mention again after she refused. She feel CP is not gentleman enough. Her conduct is like an old man, and quick to judge, but later she transformed to be 1 of HLL's fan

    1. Jin Po 2nd prince, im a bit doubt to put him in the villain list, because he is lost cannon fodder from beginning story to the end. He tried to kidnap HLL, but capture by HLL instead, then become prisoner of the country. Most of the time he just sleep and eat, so he become fat even when his minister and brother come to visit him they didnt recognize him. He always demand to meet HLL again, but always refused. Mr Pei then record his confession about how HLL's scheme him, then report it to CP. CP a bit doubt about it as HLL always look like weak woman, but keep it to himself.
    2. Male courtesan (i forgot his name) : he is good at playing guqin and looks beautiful while doing it, make HLL come to watch him, and became CP's 1st cannon fodder in his quest of destroying rivals. He got sentenced to work in the stone mine, to make him look ugly, and let HLL's passing by and look, all in the CP's arrangement.
    3. Blue-shirt-scholar : he is male courtesan's boss, the 1 who arrange all the schemes no 2 to 6 up, but failed. Got caught some time later.
    4. Eunuch beside 1st prince : he got delulu about he is the twin bro of 1st prince (thinking they look alike), and hate 1st prince (he got everything while i was thrown!) and Xian fei (she throws me because i born imperfect as eunuch!). All his claim was denied because Xian fei only gave birth to 1 baby and has no possibility to smuggle a baby out. The swaddle clothes the eunuch claim from Xian fei was check come from another country gift list.
    5. 2nd princess : she believe her mom was killed by Xian fei, so she instigate the eunuch beside 1st prince by giving him medical record about Xian fei might have pregnant with twin. She was undermine by her maid who like the eunuch, the maid know the princess lied to the eunuch, so the maid spread a rumour early about HLL and 1st prince, which lead to 2nd princess hand.
    6. Le Yang princess : because her mom once help the empress dowager and the emperor, so they tolerate LYP. But this make LYP become arrogant and likes to look down on others. She once goes to the emperor's concubines and humiliate them each of them (thus making them hate her). She also snatch her husband (Xie fuma) from Shun An princess, back then he was SAP's fuma candidate, but LYP make SAP hated by emperor, so SAP's status never be as high as her. LYP has 3 children, 2daughter and 1 son, the eldest daughter is real sick beauty whose died 2 years before, and 2nd daughter is cray cray want to marry CP. So LYP tried to get her daughter to marry CP, but refused by CP and the emperor, so she goes to Xian fei to marry her daughter to 1st prince, but refused. Go to Rong fei, Lin fei, Shu fei, all refused her (who told you to humiliate them back then??). When Xie fuma pretend to be crazy, she tried to suicide (under the maids instigation). But her son save her and hide her suicide note. CP then use her suicide as excuse to change all the servants in the princess's mansion.
    7. Xie 2nd daughter ( i forget her name) : she killed her eldest sister, as their parent want the sister to marry CP. always act like green tea bitch but failed because HLL is bigger GTB than her, so she only manage to look like fake GTB. So she tried to kill them both, but failed. After got jailed, she confessed when she knows her parents try to kill her to silence her.
    8. Xie Fuma : he has great ambition to make their family name with fame. But he was influence by his elder who like another country style (about woman should not be out, should not show their face, etc etc). He once like HLL's mom, but HLL's mom is manly woman, refused him on spot and take weapon to go to war. He want to make marriage with SAP maybe because SAP is a bit stupid and ez to manipulate, but LYP snatch him instead. He never hesitate to fool LYP, even when LYP asking if he loves her, he only answer back then the 1 he want to marry is SAP, not her. He take suicide by poisoned tea, offered the tea to his son who come, (un)fortunately his son never drink it.
    9. Xie elder : after he got news LYP and Xie fuma under house arrest, he run the capital. Unknown to him, the family he left was schemed by CP. Without elder or patriarch (Xie fuma), the family act like villain under CP's arrangement. Later CP arrange his spy to passing news about previous emperor's concubine's gold, he got hooked by the news. Go to the bank try to open the safe deposit, and find everything is trap by CP.
    10. 3rd prince of another country (i forgot the country name): he come to the country as envoy in the celebration. But he use wrong strategy, by using male beauty (himself) to HLL. CP naturally cannot pass it by just like that. After series of schemes revealed he got caught and jailed side by side with Jin po 2nd prince's jail.
    11. Lin fei : mom of 4th prince, she has high ambition, but has no fate to it. her brother is good official, but always low key and frugal. In the palace, other woman come from nobility but she and CP's mom is not, so why CP's mom can got the queen post (after CP become CP) while she is just concubine. She also hate her son always mute and never speak until 3yo. She is jealous with other concubines in the palace got specific title, but only her title is Lin from her surname. The emperor only said, you used to said Lin name was the greatest gift from your parent, some bullshit that even Lin fei herself didnt remember. She got linked because the fake registry of other's villain come to from the county her brother's jurisdiction. She only assume some merchant need registry and willing to pay, and didnt know they were spies. She tried to schemes CP with a maid while he is changing clothes, but HLL believe in CP.
     
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    What was the ml’s reaction when he learned that the fl is not really that “sickly”?
     
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    He kinda have an idea about it since he received the the Jinpo's second prince confession (ava something in MTL). So he didn't react much. Plus before MC set out with a sword, MC was like, I have a dream. Can the prince make it come true? That she wanted to be the sickly beauty.

    Let me save a bit of a face for our youngest prince.

    Apparently, according to MTL, he's damn good at realism painting. He thinks paintings are more on their concepts and meanings rather than superficial techniques. When ML and MC married, he goes against his 'principles' to paint with used worldly 'painting techniques'. When ML saw it, he looked weirdly at his brother XD. ML also put it on the wall of the eastern palace. The fifth prince asked why this and not his other superior paintings. ML had to reason that this one held meaning as it was a wedding gift, and the true master peices must be safeguarded properly as a treasure less those layman who couldn't understand the deep meaning taints it.

    The fifth prince become a well known painter since ML puts his paintings in the palace. Though many years later, the students are confused whether he's a realism painter or an abstract painter since the paintings hidden were found and also have his seals. Ahaha.

    The fourth prince was mostly invincible. I'm actually kind of amazed that he only have this one solid scene (confronting his mother) and yet he have the most emotional impact out of all the brothers. The eldest that has been dangling from the start wasn't as interesting as him at the end. Out of them, he's probably the most that felt like a brother. I'm sad for the kind of mother he have, ambitious yet full of inferiority complex. And then it was kind of bittersweet when the emperor renamed him to have new beginnings and call him as a gift of heavens. Only in the fourth prince POV have some understanding why the CP was the most favored (except for the reason that he's the smartest)

    Speaking of, the emperor was really a good father. Concunbine Lin only felt shame about the fourth prince situation while the emperor took him in to raise saying that it might just be late development and even renamed him.

    As for the emperor's daughters, although the eldest who was married wasn't mentioned. It was said that the emperor felt pity that as daughters they couldn't be title(?) Or that their status wasn't heavy(can't understand the term in MTL) so he gave many estate and property to the princesses (sadly, the 2nd princess was a white-eyed wolf)


    One funny thing about the imperial brothers, they mostly think that each other are mental cases. Just from the ML, he think all of his brothers are stupid. The fifth think he's the only normal one. The fourth thinks everyone have low IQ (reason he didn't want to talk). As for the second, ehem ehem, he's admittedly accepted that he's an idiot so he survived by copying his two brothers. Ahahaha. But he do think their temperament are abnormal.

    It was never mentioned who the princes married. Or if the ML and MC have children. Jiamin and 3rd brother kinda have the aura that they can be together but there's nothing really mentioned.
     
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