Subtitles by yestononsense on MyDramaList Mengfei Comes Across The 10 days are finally up I’m finally free! Come on, let’s eat. I’ll go ahead. It’s hot. Your Majesty! Your Majesty! I love you! Your Majesty! Don’t leave! Spare me a glance! Your Majesty! Do you hear this? where there is this kind of excitement is where the Emperor is. Quickly go and have a look. I’m not going. What’s there to look at? It’s not like a monkey is doing acrobatics. My lord. Your determination is really nonexistent. Here comes another one without determination. Why didn’t you go see the emperor? This is a strange sight. I already went.. I couldn’t squeeze in.. That’s nothing bad Come eat some food. Oh no thank you, I just ate. So? Eat a little. No really I’m fine Add a set of tableware. No need! It wouldn’t be polite of me to bring you guys trouble. I brought my own. Uh you help me scoop up some congee please, thank you Okay. Fill it, fill it. Thank you. You, get me a pair of chopsticks Thank you! My Friend Circle – Episode2 Are you sure you already ate? Oops.. Did I eat a bit too much? That’s because since I entered the palace no one’s accompanied me to play plus the fact that I barely get to see his majesty. Everyday’s the same. If I’m not eating then I’m sleeping, if I’m not sleeping then I’m eating. I didn’t watch out for how much I ate.. and that’s how my appetite became so big. Oh, no problem! Being able to eat is a fortune! I really think that being able to meet you two is a fortune. And you guys are willing to help me. That makes me so happy. Oh right.. Let me reconfirm.. You two really don’t want to fight for favor? As sure as we can be. 300x more real than a real pearl. I can assure you that you can relax. Objectively speaking, I’m not even sure if a cursed consort like me can gain favor. Subjectively speaking, my interest in his majesty is basically nonexistent. Not interested? So why did you make a bet with the emperor back then? You won and became a consort in the harem. I did that to avoid my junior sister from the same sect. Her brain has some problems chasing me everyday in order to compete with me. She annoyed me so much that it almost drove me insane. I could only think of a way to avoid her in the palace. Based on her IQ, there’s no way she would know that I’m hiding in the palace. Now that I’m hearing about it, that seems like a reliable way. You two are honest friends! I’m definitely keeping. From now on, you two are my, Qu Wanwan’s, life or death buddies! When did we experience life or death situations? Why didn’t I know about it? In the future there will be plenty! It’s best now to set our relations now. From now on we’ll stick together as a group and go in and out of problems together. After death on our way to heaven, we’ll be there to accompany eachother. Come on, let’s go out for a walk. Who says I plan to accompany you after death? Do you have mental issues? No no, I’m saying let’s go for a walk right now around the palace. I didn’t study a lot so sometimes I use terms randomly. Please bear with me. Come on sisters, let’s go let’s go. Being able to meet you guys makes me so happy. Truthfully speaking I think that ever since meeting you two whether it’s my soul or my body, they both get the feeling of lovingly warmness. Do you guys want to eat bananas? I still have a lot here. Let’s go let’s go, save them for yourself to eat. Who is that? Why is she doing it on her own? You guys really don’t keep up with your gossip. She is Noble Lady Xiao. A well known beauty. Her and the emperor are childhood sweethearts. Her dad was a Great General of our Kang State. After his death, the emperor saw that she was alone with no one to depend on. He was afraid that she’d have silly thoughts therefore he brought her into the palace. The emperor is using the harem like it’s a shelter. I also know that her heart doesn’t contain the emperor. All day long she’s coming and going alone. The emperor occasionally talks to her but she continues to ignore him. The maids that serve her, seeing that she has a hopeless future along with following Noble Consort Ru’s instructions, all bully her whether it’s secretly or outright. Otherwise why would she need to do this kind of hard and tiring labor by herself? You know a lot. Noble Lady Xiao, when this servant was cleaning your room I accidentally soaked your pillow. Today’s weather is good. Let this servant help you dry your pillow in the sun. That’s taking it too far. That’s so sad. Nope, we can’t watch and do nothing. I’m willing to be friends with anyone that’s not going to fight for favor. You two still have the heart to worry about others? To have such a noble sentiment, What are you waiting for? We have to go help her. Let’s go. Wait wait wait, let me finish Wait wait! Since it’s already like this.. why don’t you wash this too? Oh yes, the sunlight is great. You should get some sunlight. To help your brain. Noble Lady Xiao.. this servant knows she’s wrong. This servant won’t do this ever again. Please I’m begging you, let this servant back on the ground. What.. what is this? Why didn’t this turn out the way we imagined it would? I didn’t think it would happen like this either.. especially not like this.. I already told you guys! Wait and wait. A general’s daughter! You really think she’s weak? Her martial art skills are that good and she’s barely exposing them? She must’ve been holding it in for a long time. Her temperament and character is too good! I like it. I admire it. You want to ask why I didn’t settle it with you in the past right? That’s because I couldn’t care less about you. Now though.. you should get a taste of your own medicine. Please I’m begging you let me down. Noble Lady Xiao This servant won’t dare to do this again! Noble Lady Xiao! Noble Lady Xiao! Who are you guys? Who let you guys in here? What are you guys looking at! If you keep looking I’ll pluck out your eyeballs. Her temperament is so good.. hehe.. Her character is good too.. hehe.. So skillful.. So fierce! Are you stupid! Di Bai, let’s go in and eat okay? What’s wrong Di Bai? Noble Consort Ru is inviting Consort Meng to go to her Yuquan Palace. Consort Yan! Consort Yan! You have to help out my mistress! Yuquan Palace.. Someone from Yuquan Palace came over to- -came over to invite Consort Meng over there for a “visit”. Yes.. Your Majesty.. Huh? Consort Meng has already been confined to her palace for ten days. It’s time to let her out. From her rebellious look.. I really didn’t think she would listen and accept her confinement for 10 days. Your Majesty Consort Meng is better at playing chess than this old servant. Really, everything seems to be your business. Small duckling, come over here. It’s time to eat breakfast! Isn’t this fish food? Oh.. then fishy come over here and eat breakfast. Come here. What? Why are you guys using this.. this unruly expression to look at me? Yan’er Hold onto your mistress. Or you should find something stable to lean on. I’m afraid you won’t be able to handle what I’m going to say next. What kind of great storms haven’t I seen? [meaning what kind of difficulties hasn’t she experienced] How bad could it be? Go ahead and say it, I can handle it. The one in Yuquan Palace is asking for you. Oh no mistress, mistress, mistress.. Mistress, are you alright? Look at your out of breath expression. Weren’t you just physically and mentally strong? I.. you.. quick help me look. The lifeline on my right palm is already up to my elbow, this means I can live to ninety-nine right? Didn’t you say my fortune telling was jibberish? Why are you asking me now? But this is.. this is just my worry trying to find some comfort.. Is Noble Consort Ru really that scary? To have you guys scared senseless like this.. That Noble Consort Ru.. In front of the emperor she has a different personality and in front of other people she has another personality. She’s arrogant and domineering. Always like that. If she even glances at you, your blood trough shrinks by half. In fact her tongue especially sharp. [Meaning good at throwing out insults] Lecturing and insulting her wet nurse as if she was the same as a lackey. Not to mention what she’d do to the women who want to get close to the emperor. Hearing about it is already too scary.. Can I not go? If I go.. how is it any different from reincarnation? [Meaning how is this different from asking for death]. Well there are some differences. If you don’t go then you’ll get to the reincarnation stage even faster. [Meaning you’ll die faster] Thousands of ways I’ve used to avoid the emperor.. But I still couldn’t avoid the scariest woman in the harem Ru Shao Xin.. Greetings to Noble Consort Ru. Someone come. Beat her. Hold on! Noble Consort Ru, I haven’t even said anything.. Excellent villains never listen to their enemies nonsense. Get to work. Wait, no don’t! Noble Consort Ru, let me explain.. I don’t have as much freetime as you think I do. Your resistance in order to provide an explanation, I don’t even want to hear it. Mistress! Quick, run! Quickly run! Catch her for me and teach her a good lesson! Your Majesty, Consort Meng was called to Yuquan Palace. What does Noble Consort Ru want with her? This old servant thinks.. it may be because Consort Meng offended Noble Consort Ru somehow.. It’s said that when she was left, her whole body was trembling. Looks more like trouble than something good. Let’s go. Stop. Your Majesty. It turns out that the hero saves the foolish kind of scene is quite refreshing. Your Majesty, I think the saying you’re trying to refer to is the hero saves the beauty.. Do you have any beauty? Those pimples on your face just healed and you’re already this confident? Oh right right. Your Majesty is right. So this consort will excuse herself first. Hold on. Did I say you could go? This consort greets your majesty. What kind of wind brought you over here? This consort didn’t prepare anything.. I actually have to ask you, why are your people chasing after Consort Meng to beat her? Oh your majesty, you’re making it sound bad. I’m just messing around with Consort Meng. We’re just playing a little game.. Is it funny? That.. you need to ask Consort Meng. Is it funny? .. Is it funny? Oh it’s too funny! Noble Consort Ru is really too humorous! Inventing a game that is so fun to play. My life is complete now! But let’s not play it too much. Most people cannot endure this. Ah yes. Consort Meng says she has heart problems. In the future don’t play this so much. Your Majesty, You just got here and you’re already leaving? Your complexion doesn’t look too well, you need to rest. Your- Your Highness don’t get angry. Consort Meng is only the daughter of an Imperial Censor. She’s nothing compared to your background. You’re right. My father, my uncle, they’re both important officials. How could a small fry like Consort Meng be compared to them? Your Majesty, Your Majesty. Let go, let go. My sleeve is almost coming off! Your Majesty.. Why are you avoiding me like you’re avoiding some poisonous snake? Not even a bit grateful that I saved you. Is that right? Your Majesty, you just brought me out from the palace of the Noble Consort Ru that holds grudges. I estimate that there’s not much time I could spend freely now. Facing that kind of destiny, I really can’t bring out any gratefulness. I saved you and I’m blamed for saving you. Looks like the new Mister Dongguo helps the snake in theaters needs to cast you in it. [The meaning behind it is being naive and getting in trouble because you helped the evil.] It’s.. actually Mister Dongguo helps the wolf.. The farmer was the one that helped the snake.. Presumptuous! I saved you and you dare to talk back to me. Do you believe that right now I’ll have you.. arghh! I believe you! I believe you! Your Majesty, please calm your anger. This consort knows she’s wrong! Huh, I’m really curious.. Imperial Censor Bu who’s not afraid of death actually has a daughter like you who’s scared of death. Your Majesty, You must not be curious. Being curious means you’ll get the urge to probe into it. The result of your probing will be you’ll sympathize with my destiny. Once you sympathize for me, you won’t be able to forget me. When you’re unable to forget me.. you’ll find yourself slowly falling in love with me. Are you stupid? With my nobility, I still have some appreciation for beauty. You don’t have to worry, go back and look in a mirror. Okay! This consort will go back right now to go look in a mirror. Safely go back Your Majesty. This consort will excuse herself. Stop right there. Today I’m feeling generous, I’ll reward you with something. Come with me. Your Majesty.. what you’re rewarding me with.. is this cup of tea? That isn’t some ordinary tea. In the tea, we added some special ingredients. [Ones that I cannot name..] The taste is unique.. I’m sure you’ll love it. [Cry. Beg for mercy.] [Even better if you’re kneeling and begging for mercy.] [The louder you cry, the better.] You.. You.. Do you trust me? Of course I don’t. I don’t care if you trust me or not, just stay in the position you’re in and don’t move. Is this you throwing yourself into my arms? Misunderstanding. This consort knows that your majesty has an unhealthy obsession with cleanliness.. But it was a matter of life or death. Please listen to my explanation. Your Majesty, this big scorpion was crawling on your shoulder. It almost took your life. But don’t worry, I already fixed it for you. This consort will immediately go bury it. That was the precious gem that I’ve raised ever since it was a baby! You actually killed it! His status is 10x more prestigious than yours! You’re dead! Precious treasure.. Oh heavenly spirit, Oh land spirit, Make sure Meng’er [Consort Meng] is safe. Your Highness, your highness there’s good food to eat. Look at your divinatory symbols. There shouldn’t be any problems. [What’s there that’s good to eat?] What could be the problem then? This one is good to eat and this one is good to eat. You just came back from Yuquan Palace but.. why are you flushed and beaming of happiness? You’re the one who’s beaming with happiness. I’m only flushed because I was running too fast. Sister Meng, Are you ok? It’s nothing big, just got terribly frightened. I’ve overcome it though, I’m okay now. Mistress, mistress! Are you okay? Fortunately you’re okay, this servant was scared to death. Where did the emperor take you? The Emperor?! Oh? His Majesty plays a part in this too? Hmm.. Did the emperor perhaps.. go to Yuquan palace to be the hero saving the beauty? The hero saving the beauty?! What hero saves who- what beauty? He’s obviously trying to bring me trouble! Consort Meng! Consort Meng! Consort Meng. And the other two consorts. This humble servant is here to take your pulse on the emperor’s orders. Your face is okay now? I don’t need you to take my pulse. You go back and tell that emperor, we don’t mix well and let’s never see eachother again. Really? Really. I say.. since fate has already brought you two together why don’t you just accept it? Instead of sitting here scaring yourself, isn’t it better to just give it your all? The hell, give what my all? That’s not even where my interest is! I’m only saying this for your own good. I don’t need you to worry about me. Worry about yourself first. Mental issues.. Oh women.. they’re just too complicated. I really don’t understand them. Why aren’t you leaving yet? Waiting for me to kick you out? Hehe.. Consort Yan.. I’m leaving now, leaving now. Mental issues.. And I was even nice enough to look into your future.. worried myself that you would be in trouble.. hmph. I need money for the fortune telling I’m telling you! Hmph. Your Majesty, This is the first time I’ve ever heard a consort say she never wants to see your majesty again. Could this be what all the novels mean when they say “true desire never shows”. I don’t care if it’s “true desire never shows” You just keep going! Go 3 times a day! Help me annoy her to death. Your Majesty.. Doing something like that.. isn’t it a bit childish? It doesn’t exactly fit your wise image. Suitable.. couldn’t be more suitable! Then.. this humble servant will go right now. Will go right now. This is the favorite dessert of Imperial Concubine Qu’s. I wonder if she’s still angry.. to where she can’t eat.. and to where she can’t sleep. Uhh.. Mistress, This matter.. you’re really overthinking it. Even if the sky is falling, Imperial Concubine Qu would find a way to eat to her fill. I hope it’s like that.. Yan’er, gift her half of these pastries. Okay. Mistress, I’m going now. Consort Meng. Greetings to Consort Meng. Why is it you again? In three days I’ve seen you twice. If I didn’t know I would think that I had some incurable illness. Oh Consort Meng, listen to what you just said. I’m just here to take a look at your pulse for further consultation. Come, come, come. Again under the emperor’s orders right? What the hell does he want? Does he want to annoy me to death? Liu Jinyan, have some pastries. Running errands for the emperor is not easy. Thank you Consort Meng. Wait your highness! What is it? There seems to be a problem with these pastries.. Please wait. The needle turned black! There is indeed poison! Who made these?! This.. My personal maid made these.. Could it be that someone tampered with these? Crap! The other half! Di Bai! Di Bai, wait! Noble Lady Xiao.. You’re a maid from the Spring Courtyard? Answering Noble Lady Xiao, this servant is the personal maid to Consort Meng of the Spring Courtyard. Go back and check on your mistress. What? Di Bai! Di Bai! What’s wrong with you Di Bai? Di Bai.. Di Bai! What’s wrong Di Bai! Di Bai.. I really have nothing better to do worrying about others and they’re not even grateful. So angry. What’s wrong Di Bai? Di Bai! Di Bai.. Hey.. Chunping.. It sounds like Yan’er’s voice. It is. Quick, go and look. Yes, Your Highness. Consort Yan! Who’s calling out to me? Are you blind! Do you not look when you’re walking?! Why did you jump into the water? Who called out to me..? Who was it? Who was it! How could the pastires have poison? Consort Yan.. This servant.. really doesn’t know why it turned out like this.. Not good! Youthful Courtyard is on fire! Quickly come help put the fire out! [Quickly come! Quickly come help put out the fire!] [Quickly!] [Hurry up!] Are you insane? The fire is huge and you can’t do martial arts! How can you help! But I can’t just stand here and watch! If you just walk in there like this, next year on this day will be your death anniversary! [Quickly help put out the fire!] I thought.. I thought I was going to die! It’s okay, it’s okay. In critical situations, only you guys would care about me! But.. but my Youthful Courtyard is now nonexistent.. It’s okay, it’s okay, don’t worry. From now on come live at the Spring Courtyard. Noble Lady Xiao! Hold on a moment. You’re hurt.. It’s just something small. You guys talk amongst yourself, I’m going back first. Hold on a moment! You’re our savior, we have to repay you! Yes, yes, yes. Thank you so much.. Come on let’s go, let’s go bandage the wound. Yes.. let’s take it slowly. I’m getting this unlucky feeling.. All these terrible things happening.. are all coming for me.. Anyone who gets close to me will end up with bad luck.. Don’t worry about me anymore. Just let me be alone. Don’t speak this nonsense. We don’t blame you for this. Exactly, Sister Meng. This really isn’t your fault. Since we’re already together, we must go through this together. Noble Lady Xiao.. I thought you didn’t want to join us? Why did you still lend a hand? It’s not because of you guys. It’s just that I happened to pass by the Spring Courtyard and I saw a suspicious person holding a container. I had nothing to do so I looked into this. It’s obvious that this happened because someone purposely set it up. You guys be careful. Who has the nerve! Acting like I don’t exist! Your Majesty, at that moment I was at the Spring Courtyard about to take Consort Meng’s pulse and by chance I spotted the poisonous pastry. Now that I think about it the person who set this up is going after Consort Meng. Then what about the Youthful Courtyard being set on fire? What’s up with that? Answering Your Majesty, that was the fault of a palace maid. She knocked over a candle. She said so on her suicide letter. She still had the time to write a suicide letter? The letter won’t burn up? Stupid! Keep investigating! Yes, Your Majesty. Your Majesty, this is a pill that this humble servant prescribed for you to empty your mind of worries. This.. Why are you giving me a bottle more than you did last month? Oh that’s because this humble servant predicted that your majesty would have a lot more worries this month compared to last month. Since you’re so good at predicting why don’t you go apply to be a historian? [Meaning since you can predict so well, you can prevent history from reoccuring]. Nosy. So.. the eunuch that fell into the water actually wanted to push me into the water? It was Noble Lady Xiao who called out to me and that’s how I avoided the attack? Thinking about it, that’s really scary.. If I was really drowned to death and Imperial Concubine Qu was burned to death then you’d be feeling like you’re the worst of the worst.. If you can’t use the term correctly then don’t blindly use it. Imperial Concubine Qu. It’s all because of you. Saying that you wanted to be life or death buddies, now your dream has come true. I’m sorry.. I was wrong. But.. who wants to harm us? General intelligence and emotional intelligence both make people anxious. The one behind all this has already revealed themselves haven’t they? Hateful.. don’t talk about someone like that. Exactly who is it? Give us a hint. It’s the one in Yuquan Palace. What should we do then? Should we go tell the emperor? You don’t have any evidence, the emperor wouldn’t believe you. Meng’er. Now you know that avoiding is useless. You don’t even want to fight for favor but you still brought upon trouble. If you keep backing off, there’ll be a day where we all have to kick the bucket. [Meaning die]. Then.. how exactly would we advance forward? Stupid. Of course it’s by fighting for favor. Only by having status can you trample over that person. Sleep. Noble Lady Xiao! Noble Lady Xiao. What’s going on? Oh crap.. Who did this?! It’s drenched in water! How the hell can you sleep on it? Noble Lady Xiao.. I’m so sorry. I brought you into this.. I don’t blame you. I had a lot of enemies to begin with. R-really? The emperor and I met eachother a long time ago. Ever since joining hands to defeat the enemies there wasn’t a single person who dared to offend us. But in the end.. I pretended to be a man and went with my father out of the city and that’s when we lost all communication. Until the day my father died. I had no one left to depend on. The emperor had his mind set on bringing me into the palace. Father! Father! Father.. Father.. My condolences.. My friendship with the emperor is unshockingly going to bring chaos and unsatisfaction. Noble Lady Xiao Are you sure you don’t like the emperor? I’m sure. I already have someone in my heart. That’s fantastic! Who is it? Someone who I’ve lost touch with for a long time.. General, let’s all bathe together! Yes, let’s all bathe together general! [Bathing time!] Take it. There’s no one in the tent. I’ll keep watch for you. Go clean yourself. Who wants your towel? My “Cowherd” [TN* this is a reference to The Legend of Vega and Altair], Shen Shang. Awesome! Good! You! The fists have no eyes, I’m sorry to offend. You shameless egg! I outta pull out two of your muscles and use it to hit you! I apologize! Let’s end this here. Hey.. No more fighting.. I admit defeat. Disperse! Everyone leave! Go, go, go! Go, go, go, go.. Disperse.. disperse.. You talk first. You first. Then I’ll just say it. When a man does something, they must be brave enough to do it and accept the consequences. After the war is over, I’ll go ask the Great General for your hand in marriage. Who needs you to propose? Don’t assume my feelings are that sensitive. I want to protect you. I’m not an endangered animal, do I really need your protection? You don’t need to take responsibility for this. You touched me, and I hit you. Let’s call it equal. I don’t want it to be equal. What now? You still want to fight? Come on! I’ve fallen for you. Bullshit! No matter what, this proposal is settled. Wait for me. That’s the story. I’m still waiting for him. Your fate is really rough.. You’ve already waited 3 years.. 3 years! How many 3 years can a woman have? You’re a great model, Someone to look up to, a great example. You should be who the many generations after look up to! Waiting is most foolish thing you could do. He disappeared on the battlefield which most likely means he already died! How many bowls of hallucination soup did you drink? How could you possibly- .. be able to wait. A bunch of crap. Can’t you think of something positive? Something like true love.. Even if the yin and yang come to bring about it’ll still be able to get rid of the languish that comes with lovesickness. Nevertheless we still don’t know if he’s dead or alive. There’s still hope. Wait. Did you guys all forget.. we’re all women belonging to the emperor. Talking about something like this in the palace.. is it really appropriate? I think that it’s perfect. Listening to this is really interesting and exciting. If I really want to do something scandalous, I’m missing a couple men.. Oh right, Noble Lady Xiao, from now on you should live with us. Under my impeccable influence and guidance you won’t keep up the stubbornness. Shen Shang.. It’s been 3 years.. Whether you’re dead or alive, whether we’re together or not, you won’t even give me a single hint.. you liar.