JoAnne: NiF seems to stand for Never is Finished, when it comes to the list of worries.
Eleanor: Seriously. It should be called the Langya List of Worries really. And boy does Jingyan look hot when he studies. I do love a man who studies well.
A shame he's not wearing glasses!
Gee, it's almost as if she... knows something. Hmmm.
Consort Jing. Better than Sherlock.
How rude! Meng is waiting for his turn!
Kakashi, have I mentioned lately how much I love you with all these beautiful Jingyan screencaps and gifs?
Perhaps he knows that Jing's Mom's the best one at guessing secrets in that family...
Fei Liu. How does he eat so much and still look so scrawny? I guess it's that he's a teenage boy.
Because it's a really, really good book? And Su's handwriting is so neat? I mean, everyone likes a good travelogue! Right?
Our little Water Buffalo is definitely persistent. It's a really good part about being stubborn sometimes. Also, I really love that colour combo on Wang Kai.
I'm glad it's a crown and not a necklace.
Yes! Jingyan is moving up in the world!
There's a whole set of things Jingyan must do after this (in the right order!) - Gao kindly reminds him of all of them - among them Prince Jing getting a golden seal of office from the Emperor. Also.... new robes! Yum. Prince Yu does not approve (understatement).
Wow, look at that classic F1 entry!
Wang Kai in red = ❤❤❤. How much did they spend on costuming for this drama?!
He runs to Mei Changsu, first chance he gets. Su tries to calm him, even congratulates him - because it is clear to him that making one brother a Noble Prince means the Crown Prince is about to be abolished. The Emperor is all about power balance after all. Hmmmm .... but it does not seem like Prince Yu is easily convinced this time. Well, Mei Changsu even expects him to find out soon, as he tells Zhen Ping.... yikes.
Worry looks real good on Yu.
But where is Tonglu? (Mei Changsu wonders - and so do I!) Well, Tonglu has been thoroughly enthralled by the poor woman now living next door. Today, she has hurt her poor ankle! Naturally, he helps her. He wants to fetch a doctor (on his expense, because she's so poor) but she tells him to save the money for his wedding. Uh-oh. You did not just mention a wedding, you vixen?! When she tries to stand up, she falls ... into his arms. You've got skills, woman.
If Tonglu is the cause of trouble to Mei Changsu he will kill himself from the shame and I will be angry. Again.
She really has got skills. Wow.
The Empress is receiving news from some of her own servant-spies - her son is with her. Bad news: Lots of praise for Prince Jing, not so much for Prince Yu. People say that there is not a lot of difference between them anymore. Prince Jing has been able show what he is worth since he has come back to the capital. And concerning birth rights (this is going back to that debate that was held about the ceremony and the attendance of the Empress instead of Yue): since both Yu and Jing are sons of concubines, they both have the same. Furthermore ... it is said that Consort Jing is constantly gaining favor from the Emperor, which signifies she could gain higher status. As for Prince Yu ... the Empress may have raised him as her son, but his real birthmother was ranked very low.
So the only real advantage to Yu in being adopted was that perhaps he was in a position to be noticed more?
Go Jingyan go! Go Jingyan go! It's like watching a race... that takes a really long time.
Oh, I can't wait for this.
*rubs hands in glee*
Don't be petty, Empress. It's not a good look for anyone.
Jingyan, take care of your health. No need to get so cold.
Ahhhh, this will be big.
Oh man. You can just feel that it will be.
I barely remember that they argued, because I was so busy drooling over their robes and pretty little crowns.
The beautiful costumes really are distracting. Like super distracting.
It will work out. It always works out.
It has to. It has to!
CommentsWhere is the book?! Thanks for not telling us, drama!!!! >.<
Consort Jing still has it, right?
I think Jingyan still has it. She gave it to him.
No, he gave it to his officer!
Jingyan looks fabulous in his new robes, but I am pretty sure there were many times he wished he did not have to bear the burdens that come with them. To be pitted against Prince Yu must be horrible. He is a dangerous mixture of extremely ambitious and quite shrewd (excellent liar, too) and I am really not sure Prince Jing has what it takes to beat this bastard. Can someone as honest and pure as Jingyan win over someone who plays dirty at every step? Certainly not without any help!
Fortunately, Mei Changsu is good at out-thinking people. He must have recognized that this particular period of time would come, and he may even think that it's necessary for them to battle a bit.
Sort of like resistance training I think. Jingyan has to learn to bear the weight of the Emperor's crown that he aspires to wear and this is a good way to learn how to do that. And with Su Zhe at his side, he will prevail.
Ah, Consort Jing ... hmmmmmmmmm. She is acting really, really suspicious. I bet she totally knows who Su Zhe is. And she is smart enough to understand why he would not want water buffalo Jingyan to know it as well.
Ahhh, our Buffalo... so simple and straightforward. I'm quite fond of him. He only seems a step or so more advanced then Meng, really.
Haha. He is smarter, just really stubborn and has a very direct or focused mind. I think he's just someone who takes a while to adjust to court life. He is a military man after all. He's doing very well with Su to help him.