*poem mentioned in Chaos of Beauty chapter seven
After such a long chapter, the idea of leaving a comment at the end of the last chapter totally flew out my head haha, but I see that quite a few of you seem to hold really negative feelings for Lou Che from his rendezvous with the consort, I did say he’s that one character that will have you swaying between liking him and disliking him, so be prepared! On the other hand, I’m actually quite glad we got to see just how clingy Yao Ying is, makes it easier to sympathise more with Gui Wan, I mean even Lou Che seems to be getting tired of her miserable crap. And honestly I know Lou Che has “devoted” himself to her with his commitment to Gui Wan right after their wedding night, but personally I really don’t see the love here. I feel that his devotion is more out of his own principles and loyalty towards Yao Ying, someone precious to him in a way that, well I’m assuming he grew up with or at least known for a long time, and his love for her looks much more like that of a brotherly love, that sort of romantic love we were all expecting seems more like a one sided thing on Yao Ying’s part. What’s interestingly ironic is, Lou Che’s commitment to be this brother figure to Gui Wan, *sigh* he can just continue playing brother figure part with Yao Ying since the one he’s truly falling for is Gui Wan……well who can blame the guy? Gui Wan’s casual attitude of indifference itself is earning her brownie points when facing Yao Ying’s clinginess and sobbing. If in contrast, Gui Wan actually kicked up a huge fuss when her newlywed husband practically tells her, he cannot not love her as there’s someone else he loves, and then completely takes advantage of his commitment to give her whatever she wants, then that’s whole a different story, but no, Gui Wan respected his feelings and gracefully went along with it, she made no complaints nor any asked for anything from him and just peacefully played her part as his wife in name, Madam Lou.
…ok so we already know that Consort Ying has the backing of the oh so great Prime Minister Lou in the palace, but in this chapter, we gain a little insight to just how much of a toll Consort Ying’s presence have been taking within the back palace with the introduction to another victim, aside from Gui Wan, who is being greatly affected by the duo that is Consort Ying and Prime Minister Lou.
*poem mentioned in Chaos of Beauty chapter six