Record of Mad Love - Chapter 6.1
Everyone turned pale and tried to stop Jin Ye. In the forefront, Eunuch Park followed Jin Ye and spoke to her as if he was pleading.
“Your Majesty, I think it’s better not to go there…!”
Meanwhile, Seoyeob just silently watched the eunuch scream. After all, Jin Ye wasn’t someone who would blink her eyes even though she watched ‘that scene.’
Well, it might have been the case if it was ten years ago.
Right now, she was the emperor of the Hwan Empire, but there was a time when she was a small girl who didn’t know how to erase her tears.
Back then, Jin Ye was quite desperate. She worked hard because she wanted to be chosen by her father, and she longed to be loved by him no matter what. However, the young girl, who couldn’t achieve that dream, got upset and even burst into tears.
“Seoyeob, what should I do so that I can get my father to accept me? His Majesty isn’t a woman, so I can’t even give him flowers.”
Seoyeob couldn’t tell her to get reborn as a man, so he always hesitated to answer. The only thing he could do was hand out a handkerchief for her to wipe her tears.
However, never even once did Jin Ye accept the handkerchief handed out by Seoyeob. Even if she accepted it, it would only be a momentary consolation, not a permanent solution.
It was like that back then, but now that she could do everything, would she be affected by a tad of misfortune? However,
If his prediction was right, this was the fourth time.
That was the only thing he worried about.
The same thing happened four times. It was a terrible thing to boot. Now there was more than enough justification to blow one’s head off.
Sure enough, Jin Ye’s expression was not only completely relaxed, but she also secretly smiled.
As she walked to where the court ladies and eunuchs stood in panic, those who gathered in the backyard slowly stepped back and opened the way.
The location was the pond in the backyard. Because the pond was dug up, black mud was piled up around it, and there was a small box on top of it.
The lid of the box, which was wet with water and slightly rusty in corners, was already torn off earlier…
Jin Ye silently turned to the eunuch. She pressed him with a stern gaze, asking why he didn’t quickly bring her the contents.
Eunuch Park, who passionately told her to not go, shut his eyes tightly. He helplessly scolded the court ladies and eunuchs around them.
“Can’t you see Her Majesty is curious? Bring that box here. Quick.”
As soon as he ordered them, a court lady handed something to him.
“This is it, sir.”
As soon as he saw the opened box, the eunuch drew an uncomfortable expression as though he had seen something nasty.
There were two objects inside the narrow box, which were slightly bigger than a palm. One of them was yellow paper, and the other one was a very small crock, which was tied tightly with a rope.
The surrounding atmosphere turned cold immediately. That was because that yellow paper and crock didn’t show up in the imperial palace only once or twice. Also, there was no one gathered there who didn’t know the meaning of that paper and crock.
Jin Ye’s eyes squinted. Seoyeob, who noticed that his master had lost her temper, bowed to her.
“I will take a look at the content of the paper.”
And the moment he saw the content written in red, Seoyeob’s forehead immediately creased. With a stiff expression, he gave the paper to Jin Ye. Accepting it, Jin Ye held the paper between her thumb and forefinger and held it before her eyes.
She leaned her head back and smiled after reading the message. Her red eyes curved in a smile after a long time. It was an expression of joy for Jin Ye, but the truth was that it was a smile that made everyone’s spine tingle.
Jin Ye let out a small lamentation that didn’t suit her smiling face.
She predicted it while listening to Eunuch Park tell her not to come, but it became less interesting since it proceeded smoothly.
This yellow paper was buried by the previous emperor in numerous corners of the imperial palace. Four Chinese characters were scrawled in large letters.
Abandoned parental affection for a meaningful cause.
The object was none other than a talisman to curse Jin Ye, the daughter of the previous emperor who served as the crown princess of the empire.
The moment she saw that her father’s voice rang inside Jin Ye’s head.
“Crown Princess, you’re only a tool.”
“Shouldn’t you sacrifice for my son? You just need to endure it for a few years. Then, you will be at ease.”
Until a few years ago, the previous emperor, who was alive at that time, always said the word “a few years” as a habit. The meaning of that was clear. It meant that after that period ended, Jin Ye had already fulfilled her usefulness.
To put it simply, it meant the period for her as the crown princess was already set. Originally, she was destined to give her seat to the second child that was loved by the emperor and the empress. When the time came, she had to die.
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