First of all thank you for all the comments, and I am sorry I haven’t been replying to them as I am getting really busy with uni lately, and I probably won’t have the time to be replying to everyone’s comments for a while. But! I assure you all that I do read your comments, and I thoroughly enjoy hearing everyone’s thoughts on the chapters so that we can share all these mix of emotions together haha
After the love story of Lou Sheng and Ran Yi came to a heartbreaking end in the last chapter, the focus is brought back to the main couple here. Whether you like him or hate him, Lou Che is the only one Gui Wan loves, and the majority of this chapter is dedicated in giving them some bonding time.
To those wondering how Lou Che was able to enter the palace so easily, in chapter 24, it is mentioned that rumours were spread stating that Lou Che has merely left the Capital to visit his hometown for a while. The fact that he ran away with a consort will only bring shame to the entire imperial family, so the emperor could not possibly announce his crime to the world. This also means that him casually entering the palace to visit the emperor is completely normal in the eyes of others, and so the emperor is not able make a big deal out of it either.
Also a fair warning for the weak hearted, you may want to prepare some tissues……
Finally we come to the chapter I’ve been dreading so much.
A little warning that this entire chapter evokes so so much negative feelings in you, everything and everyone (except De Yu and of course General Lin) started to either annoy me, frustrate me or disgust me here. Luckily things get better after this … well sort of, there’s still angst mixed in and so on but yeh, anything is better than this chapter…
You may have already noticed, this is a double update. That’s because I actually finished translating chapter 26 (part 1) before this chapter just to make myself feel a little better, and felt that you guys would need it too.