王爺你好賤 13 – Flogging

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[Translator note : I think the title is a dead giveaway but oh well … _(;3/ ]

The errand servant placed two items in front of the three person. At this moment a deep voice rang out, interrupting whatever they wanted to say, asking “What are all of you doing?”

Zhu Hou stepped into the court, looking at the messy house, he coldly asked them what it is all about. To have make such chaos in the mansion. Before Zhu WuXin have the chance to react, Zhu JiXiang and Zhu JiLan rushed to Zhu Hou who has just arrived, while crying and brought the two items before him.

“Father, you must help daughter get justice ah. Lan’er[1] was being nice and went to visit sister the other day, she went and secretly hid that earring you gave me as present previously.”

“If daughter didn’t bring over servants to search for it, not sure how long would she hid it. That earring was a present from you ah….”

[Translator note : The complaint above was done by JiLan. The one below this was done by JiXiang.]

“Father, you see, daughter also don’t know what did I do to have offended younger sister. She actually cursed me with voodoo spell and straw doll.”

“Father, we are all one family, why younger sister must do this to me ah…….”

“Miss, do you want me to go look for Young Master?”

Xiao Lian saw that this battle Zhu WuXin will not be able to escape from it. Both witness and evidence also presented, even if Zhu WuXin have a hundred of mouths, she won’t be able to explain herself.

Looking extremely calm, she patted Xiao Lian’s hand and gave a casual laugh, “It’s okay, just watch the play.”

Zhu Hou took some time to appease both treasured daughters, then with a face of calm and collected expression, he strode over towards Zhu WuXin. Without uttering a single word, he swung his hand and gave WuXin a big slap in the face, until she get ‘seven part of dizziness’.[2] If it’s isn’t the anger she held inside her, she would have fainted on the floor.

“What else can you say for yourself?” Zhu Hou asked coldly.

Zhu WuXin wiped away the heatflow[3] from the corner of her mouth.

“Say what, I say I don’t know about this matter, do you believe it?”

“Good, very good! You started stealing things, and used voodoo curse to harm your elder sister, how did I give birth to you this kind of bastard child!”

“See how I will take care of you. Servants, time for family punishment rule!”

“Punish fifty heavy flogs!”

Zhu WuXin raised her head, from the face of those two sisters, victorious smile can be seen. Xiao Lian wanted to kneel down to plead, but Zhu WuXin kept a strong hold on her. Zhu WuXin held her head high, and walked towards the bench that have been carried over. Xiao Lian asked her to not try to be brave and WuXin shook her head, letting her know not to intervene. It isn’t that she don’t afraid of death, nor did she tried to be brave. It’s just that if she pleaded for mercy or gave excuses, considering those two’s troublesome temperament, they might shift their focus onto Xiao Lian. If one can’t attack master, then attacking the maidservant is also their purpose. Then might as well just let them be complacent, it will save the trouble for the people around her.

When the long, flat boards suddenly struck her body, Zhu WuXin gnashed her teeth[4], thinking in her heart :

“Zhu Hou, I want you and all of your family members to remember, the humiliation I received today, I will pay you back a hundredfold one day.”


[1] : 兒 – Kind of like an endearment term. This is the kind I won’t translate because Lanny/Lannie sounds terrible.

[2] : 七暈八素 – Basically WuXin just got slapped senseless. I can’t get the entire meaning to English, maybe you want to try it yourself.

[3] : 熱流擦掉 – I have no idea why the author use this word, it doesn’t really fit unless it’s a flowery word for blood/saliva.

[4] : 咬牙切齒 – Idiom, meaning fuming with rage between gritted teeth.