Empress Running Away with the Ball Chapter 450

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Chapter 450: A large pleasant surprise

“Oh?  While this widow was gone, there was something like this that happened?  Ning’er, I never knew that you could also compose poetry and also wanted to compete with miss Xia.  Alright, alright, this widow and the emperor are truly blessed today, being able to hear the poems of two of the most talented women in West Chu.”

Empress Dowager Zhou’s move pushed everything along.  After saying this, she looked at Mo Chuan with a smile and patted the back of his hand.  With a smile, she said, “Emperor, let’s enjoy this together.”

Mo Chuan’s expression was a little ugly.  Although he was confident in Chen Ning, she never thought that Empress Dowager Zhou would play such a trick, having the two of them compose a prose in seven steps!

Poetry was not like other talents.  If one didn’t have any inspiration, not to mention seven steps, even if it was seventy or seven hundred steps, they still wouldn’t be able to compose anything!

“Ding Yuan Princess, miss Xia wants to compete with you in composing a prose in seven steps, are you willing?”

He didn’t look at anyone else, only looking at Chen Ning.  As long as she said she wasn’t willing, he didn’t care what anyone else thought, he would immediately come up with another method of competing.

When Chen Ning heard this, she knew that he was giving him a chance to come up with an excuse.  She revealed a faint smile and said with a nod, “I’m willing.”

Isn’t it just composing poetry, what’s so hard about it?

Although she didn’t know how to compose poetry, there were thousands of poetry stored in her memory.  Not to mention the spring’s light, even if it was combining summer, autumn, and winter together, it was not hard for her.

“You’re really willing?”  Mo Chuan looked at her, not feeling assured.

He was clear how much ink this girl had in her stomach.  Seeing the Mo word that she wrote, it was clear she wasn’t good at calligraphy, so how much poetry had she read before?

Although she was very clever, composing poetry was not something one could do just because they were smart.

Thinking of the tonal rhythm and the words as a whole, even a scholar of many years would not be able to poem that is praised by everyone in just seven steps, not to mention a young girl like her!

“Does the emperor not believe in me?”

Chen Ning raised her brows and her eyes sparkled.  Mo Chuan looked over at her and unconsciously was lost in thought.

Empress Dowager Zhou looked at them looking at each other and she felt displeased in her heart.  With a forceful cough, she said, “Emperor, Ning’er is willing to compete, so let’s just prepare our ears.  Perhaps Ning’er will give up a large pleasant surprise.”

“Alright, then I’ll wait for mother to be pleasantly surprised.”  Mo Chuan moved back to his seat without any changes in his expression, revealing a faint smile on his lips.

Just looking at her eyes, he already knew that she was prepared and would not lose!

Xia Yu Yan bit her lips.  She never thought that she would really be composing a prose in just seven steps.  Although she was a talented woman and very flexible, she still could not casually compose a prose in just seven steps.  If she couldn’t do this, then wouldn’t she be making a fool of herself?

What she was even more worried about was that if she couldn’t do it and the other side composed a prose in seven steps, then wouldn’t her most talented woman title be taken from this idiot princess?

“Reporting to the Empress Dowager, if we must compete, then composing a poem about the spring light is too easy.  How about the Empress Dowager give a topic and me and miss Xia will be limited to seven steps, both creating one poem?”

Chen Ning saw that Xia Yu Yan was not speaking, so she knew she was not confident.  She raised the topic of changing the topic and making it more difficult, so she could completely run over her.

Xia Yu Yan’s face turned white in an instant.  In this moment, her mind had already been turning and she had already thought of two satisfying lines.  If the topic wasn’t spring light, then wouldn’t her efforts be in vain?

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4 Responses to Empress Running Away with the Ball Chapter 450

  1. joellyanne says:

    Thanks for this chapter.

  2. trannon1 says:

    Really don’t want to do this but the story has recently been somewhat annoying. This is some particularly bad writing from the author, since I really like the story until the point Chen Ning separated from that loser. The issue here is that ED’s reasoning is that ML needs a capable woman to be the Empress, but blind people can tell that those three stooges aren’t suitable and are far inferior compared to CN and ED already knows that CN has capabilities because she cured her poison, yet somehow she keeps saying that CN is not capable, only a pretty face, blablabla. It is as if the author forgot CN cured her poison, or somehow missed out on her disposition that literally silenced the audience during the feast. Moreover, she is looking down on her own son whom she personally pushed towards the throne because he is the only one who is capable of handling the throne, yet can’t trust him in terms of finding his own wife? ED is acting in an unrealistic fashion for the sake of making obstacles in the story. It is frustrating, especially since other characters are written in a realistic fashion.

    • H says:

      agree with you, the ED should know the personality of those three “talents” are nothing but suited for the Empress. Also, the bloody separation thing was annoying as heck. Such weak reasoning is able to override all the murder and poisoning charges?! in what a ridiculous world is that? If that jerk did not want to be intimate with the person he does not love, then at least let the person live in peace, no need to try and kill her. the Emperor and the ED needs to wake up and see that things are upside down in their world. heck, CN alrdy saved the ED once with her medical knowledge!

  3. Maki says:

    Thank you! ❤️❤️❤️

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