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   Chapter 127 A Lady Keen On Good-looking Men

Fire Phoenix By Yi Jian Zhong Qing Characters: 7368

Updated: 2018-09-24 09:31

Two months later, in Ling City, capital of the Ling Kingdom

Ling Kingdom was located on the Fire Continent. It was called Ling* Kingdom because of the many outstanding people. According to local folklore, numerous jades lay beneath the earth of Ling Kingdom, which would ensure the Ling Kingdom was prosperous for thousands of years and prevent natural disasters from destroying it.

Though there were no natural disasters in the Ling Kingdom, there were man-made misfortunes.

(*TN: Ling means outstanding in Chinese.)

It was unclear how many years of prosperity the Ling Kingdom had enjoyed. The Emperor of the Ling Kingdom had been in office for more than thirty years, but had been rather mediocre. He was so timid and overcautious that he attached the Ling Kingdom to the Can Kingdom. He ceded territories, sent valuable gifts, and even sent his son to the Can Kingdom as a hostage. However, the Can Kingdom was not as strong as it had been ten years ago. As a result, the Ling Kingdom was on the decline.

The Emperor of the Ling Kingdom was dying, and had neglected state affairs for many days. He had more than ten sons and daughters, but none of them were capable of governing a kingdom. The political power was controlled almost solely by the Emperor's beloved concubine, Lady De.

Yang Gezhi, the tenth prince of Ling Kingdom had been in the Can Kingdom as hostage for over ten years, and he suddenly returned to the Ling Kingdom. Several officials who worried about the state affairs were pleased to see Yang Gezhi returned to the Ling Kingdom. But the Emperor believed Lady De's slanderous talk. He banned Yang Gezhi from participating in state affairs with the excuse of "the tenth prince has been living in the Can Kingdom for more than ten years and is not knowledgeable on the state affairs of the Ling Kingdom".

Yang Gezhi had nothing more than a Prince's Mansion now.

The tenth prince aside, there was another enduring topic in Ling City. That was Yu Liuying, the beloved daughter of the Yu's Family, the first clan in Ling City.

The Yu's Family was a large clan in the Ling Kingdom. Among the Yu's family ancestors, there were generals, number one scholars, wealthy citizens, and an empress. With a documented going back history several-hundred years, Yu's Family was comparable with royal families in Ling City. Yu Liuying, daughter of the head of Yu's Family, was born with a silver spoon in her mouth. She was the favored child of her parents and could have whatever she wanted, which made her grow into a spoiled brat with a bad habit.

It was said Lady Liuying was keen on good-looking men, and when she saw a handsome man that took her fancy, she would do everything possible to get him to the Yu's Residence. She even built a Beauty House to house handsome men from all over the world in. Therefore, Lady Liuying had as bad a reputation as Yun Canglan, the biggest idiot in the world.

Several days ago, Lady Liuying had an incident when she chased after a handsome man. Ling City recovered it's peace. After hiding, the men in Ling City finally were finally able to leave their homes.

Xiangsi Garden of the Yu's Residence

"Your Ladyship, where are you going? His Lordship has enjoined you to remain in the house." A old man blocked the lady.

The lady rested both hands on her hips as frowned, "Uncle Yu, I haven't seen you for a while, you look fatter. You must have eaten all the food in the kitchen on the sly."

The steward was sweaty, "Your Ladyship, you must be joking. I can't let you out."

Yun Canglan, now known as Yu Liuying stomped her foot, "Uncle Yu, it's a nice day."

The steward nodded staring at Y

un Canglan. He was determined to not let her out of the house.

"It is a calm, sunny day." Yun Canglan rubbed her chin as she looked up to the clear sky.

The steward's face convulsed, "Your Ladyship, if you dare to stir up trouble and ruin your reputation, His Lordship would force you to marry Zhang San, the butcher in the east of Ling City."

"Zhang San..." Yun Canglan frowned as if she was hesitating, "Zhang San is a fat man. He is not my type." The steward smiled self-satisfactorily.

"Your Ladyship, I beg you. Please don't house any more men in Beauty House."

"That's impossible, why, I'm planning on having you grandson live in Beauty House in the future."

The steward fell to the ground and stopped trying to block Yun Canglan. He stretched his hand in the direction where Yun Canglan had been standing murmuring, "Your Ladyship, my grandson is only three years old."

The streets in Ling City were pretty busy. There were ornaments and snacks unique to Ling City. Pedestrians were drawn to the dazzling array of articles in shops. The vendors were boasting about their goods.

It was autumn now, and the weather was cooler. It was a good day for shopping and watching beauties.

The moment Yun Canglan, appeared on the street, someone recognized her and screamed out loud. The bustling street turned into chaos.

"Run! Yu Liuying is here!"

Men who had finally found courage to venture outdoors made off as fast as possible. Ladies who were on dates with their boyfriends, immediately covered their boyfriends' faces with handkerchiefs.

Yun Canglan had her hands behind her back, and looked at the fuss she had stirred up. She felt like she had gone back a decade ago, wherever she went, people were afraid of her then too.

Within minutes, the bustling street was silent and only ladies were left on the street.

The ladies were about to leave, when a galloping carriage appeared at the end of the street. People weren't usually excited about a carriage, but this carriage had a male servant as the driver.

Yun Canglan stood in the middle of the street and stopped the galloping carriage.

"My Master is the tenth prince. How dare you stop our carriage? Who the hell are you?" The servant stood up. He had a whip in his hand. Apparently, he didn't know Yu Liuying.

The tenth prince? The onlookers were dumbfounded. The tenth prince was Mister Yang, one of the Nine Prominent Figures.

"Your Highness..."

"Xiao Sheng, what happened?" The attractive voice came from within, and stole Yu Liuying's heart away.


A hand pulled the carriage curtain back.

Yun Canglan had a murderous look for a moment, but immediately hid it without being noticed.

'Yang Gezhi, I'm here to collect on my debt!' Yun Canglan thought to herself.

"Mister, nice to meet you. My name is Yu Liuying, and what's yours?"

People would feel comfortable when seeing Yang Gezhi as he had a gentle smile, like the warm sunshine in the autumn. "I'm Yang Gezhi. Lady, could you please step aside so wen can continue?"

"Your Highness, I've heard a lot about you. You are welcome to drop in at the Yu's Residence."

Yang Gezhi stood up, adjusted his clothes and spoke to Yun Canglan smiling, "Lady Liuying, I'm in a hurry right now, perhaps I can visit Yu's Residence some other time."

Suddenly, Yang Gezhi slipped and stepped on the servant's clothes. The servant fell to the ground heavily, which spooked the horse. The horse bolted like a bat out of hell, and Yun Canglan immediately stepped aside.

Yang Gezhi fell backward into the carriage.

Watching the carriage gallop away, Yun Canglan sighed unhappily.

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