Empress Running Away with the Ball Chapter 385

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Chapter 385: The listener making his own meaning from what he heard

Chen Ning’s heart skipped a beat and she looked down.  She did not say a thing as she took the melon from Chu Shao Yang and bit into it.

It was just sweet melon, but there was a trace of bitterness that came with it in her mouth.

Chu Shao Yang was pleasantly surprised, she actually didn’t reject him!

The eldest princess ate the melon while looking over the young girls on the side.  She shook her head and said, “This princess can’t tell at all.  None of these girls are worthy of being with my royal brother, they all only know how to act coquettishly, they have no courage at all!”

Ye Ting Xuan gave a rare laugh, “Eldest princess, this is to pick a wife for the emperor, not to pick a general to send onto the battlefield.”

“But even if they are women, they should be straightforward, just like Ning’er.  She does not pretend to be someone else.  I can tell from these girls that my royal brother will not like a single one of them!”

“The Ding Yuan Princess is a married woman, so naturally she will be different compared to these girls.  Then again, even if the eldest princess does not like these girls, the emperor still might like them.”  Ye Ting Xuan smiled and shook his head.

“This princess has grown up with the emperor.  If this princess likes something, my royal brother will like it.  If this princess does not like something, then my royal brother will not like it.”  The eldest princess said in an assured tone.

Chu Shao Yang was listening the whole time.  He suddenly said, “Then according to royal aunt’s meaning, since you like Ning’er, then the emperor will also like Ning’er?”

The eldest princess spoke without thinking, “That’s natural of course.  If he didn’t, then why would he…..Wu, Ting Xuan, what are you doing?”

Her mouth was suddenly blocked by a large piece of melon from Ye Ting Xuan.  

“Eldest princess, you’ve drank too much.  Eat some fruit and sober yourself up, you can’t embarrass yourself in front of the emperor and the Empress Dowager.  If you’re drunk, this husband won’t be able to carry you.”  Ye Ting Xuan had a gentle smile on his face as he tried to change the topic.

“What a joke, this princess has only had a cup of wine, how could I be drunk!  You’re joking about how this princess is drink, then do you dare have a drinking contest with this princess?  If you become drunk, this princess will carry you back!”

“Alright, let’s compete then.”

Ye Ting Xuan and the eldest princess began to drink cup after cup, not mention the word “emperor” anymore.

But Chu Shao Yang had already made his own meaning from the eldest princess’ words and those words were like a thorn that stabbed into his heart.

He looked up at the emperor on the dragon throne.  Mo Chuan was currently talking to the Empress Dowager.  It was unknown what they were talking about, but they were both smiling.  Mo Chuan did not even look over in their direction.

But he still felt like something was wrong.

The actions of his uncle, the emperor felt different compared to usual.

In particular when Chen Ning mentioned the matter of separation.  The emperor revealed no emotions at all, but Chu Shao Yang thought about it and found that there were some parts that were different compared to usual.

The emperor was always standing on her side, almost as if he was impatient to see them separate.


Chu Shao Yang raised the cup of wine in front of him and slowly moved it to his lips, but he did not take a sip.  There was a slight fragrance coming from the wine that entered into his nose.

He looked out of the corner of his eyes, looking over at her.  She was looking down, hiding those sparkling eyes, not caring about anything in the world.  She did not even look over at him once.

He had opened his heart and placed it in front of her, but she did not care about it at all.


When she went to see the emperor, she had been wearing a veil and that phoenix red robe, but when she returned, she had taken off her veil and was wearing a new begonia red robe instead.


Chu Shao Yang had countless questions in his heart and there was a single answer that was at the bottom of his heart, but he did not dare face it!

Impossible, it is definitely impossible!

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10 Responses to Empress Running Away with the Ball Chapter 385

  1. Lala says:


    My heart is breaking reading this for some reason… Maybe I should wait a few more days for chapters to pile up before continuing reading… 😢💔

    Thanks for the update~

  2. Maki says:

    Thank you! ❤️❤️❤️

  3. joellyanne says:

    Thank you for this chapter.

  4. ysha says:

    Why indeed why…

    Thanks for the update

  5. admiralen says:

    Maybe he was standing against you because youre a huge pile of dogcrap and constantly freaking contradict what he says

  6. Anonymous says:

    Yes, its possible, possible!!!! 😂

  7. Ms B says:

    Thanks. 😊😊😊

  8. Dermam says:

    Why did he have to be smart right now?

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