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Xiao Jiu Chapter 1.2

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Sure enough, as Xiao Wangye’s name suggested, he blushed very easily. [1]

Especially when the Little Emperor came to see him.

The Little Emperor stood in front of the cradle with Little Yan-daren. The milk baby was sucking on his fingers while he stared straight at them with his big moist eyes, making the Little Emperor happy.

The Little Emperor asked Little Yan-daren to try carrying him.

Little Yan-daren looked like a mature little man [2] whose face could never be cracked [3], yet his hand still stretched out honestly.

The moment he fell into his arms, the milk baby actually blushed.

The Little Emperor was delighted. “Jiu-di [4] is really too cute!”

Little Yan-daren had a cold face. “Your Jiu-di is peeing on me.”


In the twinkling of an eye, Xiao Wangye was finally at the age where he could go to school with his older brothers. However, he grew up slowly and was only as tall as a desk.

The old teacher was afraid that Xiao Wangye could not reach the desk, so he put three zafus [5] on the chair in advance.

Xiao Wangye stood foolishly, at a loss on what to do.

Little Yan-daren, who was following behind the Little Emperor, saw this and strode over.

At this time, Little Yan-daren had already grown into a tall, young man. He effortlessly picked up the little thing and put him at last on that high pile of zafus.

Xiao Wangye hung his feet and swayed them, his face turning red again.


Since the Little Emperor was the eldest son of the Empress [6], all throughout his life, he was the master of the Eastern palace.

As a personal bodyguard, Little Yan-daren grew up with the Little Emperor. He was considered as the red man [7] beside the Little Emperor.

Yan-daren was serious in speech and manner, and it was hard for outsiders to get close to him. This was a well-known fact.

However, if he were with the Little Emperor, who was the Taizi, he became amiable and easy to approach.

Xiao Wangye especially loved to run to the Eastern palace during the day. The palace said that he liked to stick to this older brother of his, who was ten years his senior.

Only a few servant girls around Xiao Wangye knew the truth. “Oh, off to find Yan-daren again ah.”

Translator’s Notes

1 His name 潋泓 (Liàn Hóng) is pronounced quite similarly to 脸红 (liǎn hóng), which means “to blush.” Return ▲

2 少年老成 – Refers to someone who is already accomplished, even though they’re still young. But now, it can also describe someone who is lacking youthful vigor. Return ▲

3 面上毫无波澜 – Literally, it says “having no waves on his face,” and basically, it means how nothing could ever bother him enough for it to show on his face. Return ▲

4 九弟 – Ninth little brother. It doesn’t mean the emperor has 8 other younger brothers, just that Lian Hong is his ninth brother, and that he’s younger than him. Return ▲

5 蒲团 – A pútuán, also known as a zafu. It is often used for zen meditation.


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6 皇后 – The official wife of the Emperor. She is in charge of managing the Inner Palace/Imperial Harem and oversees all Imperial concubines. Return ▲

7 红人 – A person favored by someone in power. Return ▲

Note: By the end of this chapter, the “Little Emperor” is no longer “little.” However, he will still be referred to as such in chapters when the previous Emperor was still alive in order to differentiate between them.

Lizonka: …. Yes, our Xiao Wangye has a puppy crush on, not his bodyguard, but his brother’s, haha. From that alone, I had already inferred a lot of angsty plotlines. Tell me what you think would happen in the comments~

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