CHAPTER 1: UTTERLY CRUSHED

Ning Rulan sat on a mouldy straw mat in the prison, her legs shackled by thick iron chains. Her red gown and glittering pearl hairpin formed a stark contrast with the dingy prison.  

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“The Eldest Imperial Princess, Ning Rulan, used her influence over the young emperor to disrupt the laws of the court with his clout! Such actions must be met with severe punishment!”  


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. The ministers jointly submitted petitions and erased all her contributions while Yun Ruofeng, the man she loved deeply and who held all of Nanzhao’s military power, avoided meeting her. He looked on unfeelingly as she was escorted into the prison.


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. “Lan-er, I, Yun Ruofeng, will only love you in this lifetime.”


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. She was unable to obliterate those lingering words from her mind. Gradually, her tears fell onto the straw mat like pearls from a severed necklace.


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. She raised her hand to wipe the tears away when the Lucky Knot[1] accidentally slipped out from her sleeve.


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. She took the Lucky Knot and stared at it in a daze. This was the token of love between the two of them. 


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. A ‘Feng’ character was sewn on it in golden thread. This belonged to a pair of Lucky Knots. They were respectively embroidered with a ‘Lan’ and ‘Feng’ character.


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. At this moment, the jailer’s ill-intentioned laughter could be heard. “Such delicate and tender skin. I wonder what it will taste like.” 


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. Ning Rulan narrowed her eyes and put the Lucky Knot away into her sleeve before coldly glaring at the jailer outside her cell.


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. “I usually see you in a lofty position with a cool and aloof demeanour. You never expected that you would land in the hands of this proud one today, right?” The jailer entered the prison cell and slowly walked towards Ning Rulan. 

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She immediately stood up. The jailer was considerably displeased by the look of arrogance in her eyes.

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“With both your legs bound by iron chains, you won’t be able to run away! Arrogant woman, feel free to shout as much as you want later. The louder your voice is, the more this proud one likes it.” The jailer was already starting to take off his pants.


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. Ning Rulan narrowed her eyes. As the jailer tried to pounce on her, despite the heavy manacles around her ankles, she swept one of her legs towards the man in a kick, landing a heavy impact on his body.

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The jailer yelped as he fell and consumed a mouthful of dust.


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. “Pah! This proud one will have fun with you until you die. You still dare to act arrogantly as if you were the eldest imperial princess? You are nothing more than a doomed woman! Even General Yun himself has granted permission for us to fool around with you as we please!” The jailer immediately climbed up and closed the distance between them, lashing out at her with the whip in his hands.


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. Ning Rulan raised her hand to resist the whip but was unable to extricate herself from the jailer’s continuous flogging. Soon, her clothes became dishevelled.


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. The jailer’s eyes shone with a glint. “Only General Yun has touched the Eldest Imperial Princess’ body before right? Haha, I shall have fun with the woman of Nanzhao’s number one general tonight!”


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. Right afterwards, he threw himself at her.


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. Rip! Her shoulder was exposed, glimmering with a captivating lustre. The jailer’s improper thoughts surged forth as his saliva almost flowed out.


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. Ning Rulan forced herself to endure the feeling of disgust in her heart. Catching the jailer unprepared, she raised her hand to grip his neck and ferociously twisted it.


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. The jailer instantly stopped breathing, an expression of lust clear on his face even at his moment of demise. However, he was still lying prone on Ning Rulan when he died. Furthermore, with her rumpled clothes, it looked as if she had been bullied and humiliated.


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. Ning Rulan was just about to push the jailer’s body off herself when the sharp voice of a woman could be heard. 


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. “Who would have thought that Nanzhao’s eldest imperial princess is currently pressed under a jailer’s body? This feeling, tsk tsk, how is it?” Her tone was filled with disdain and detestation.


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. Ning Rulan didn’t even need to look up to know who it was. It was her younger sister born from a different mother, the Second Imperial Princess, Ning Anlian.

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“You’ll find out what it feels like once you endure it once.” The next moment, she exerted her strength to push the jailer down. She sat back down on the straw mat again before tidying up her torn dress.  


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. The jailer has been killed by her! Ning Anlian’s expression changed. She looked at her tussled hair again. She’s already in such a plight yet she’s still so unruffled!


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. Ning Anlian was inwardly upset. This is the part I hate most about her!


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. Arrogant and aloof. In her eyes, everyone is a nonentity!


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. Ning Anlian suddenly smiled and took out something from her sleeve. “I suppose that you’re rather interested in this, right?”

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There was finally a ripple in Ning Rulan’s emotionless eyes. That’s the Lucky Knot! There’s a ‘Lan’ character embroidered on it!

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“Yun Ruofeng tossed this away. He told me that every time he sees this Lucky Knot, it causes discomfort in his heart!” Ning Anlian smiled wantonly. She threw the Lucky Knot onto the ground and stepped on it with her right foot, grinding it into the ground with her heel. 

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Ning Rulan’s eyes widened. As she watched how the Lucky Knot was ruthlessly trampled and became a sordid lump, it felt as if her heart was enduring the same treatment.


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. “Ning Rulan, I hate you! You stole everything that should have originally been mine. The person Yun Ruofeng likes is me. We have long since been with one another!” Ning Anlian had an excited look. She walked into the prison cell step by step. I want to tear Ning Rulan’s expression to shreds! 


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. “Long since been with one another?” Ning Rulan clenched her fists tightly. Perhaps he is not rescuing me due to the circumstances. No matter how much power he wields, it is still insufficient to overcome the threat of the officials dismissing themselves from court. 


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Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. Ning Anlian walked to Ning Rulan’s side before putting a hand under the latter’s chin and forcing their eyes to meet. “For the past two years, he would carry out the matters of husband and wife every few days. All because of you, I can’t be together with him openly and honourably! I induced an abortion three times! Can you understand that kind of pain?”


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. “Induced an abortion three times.” The expression in Ning Rulan’s eyes became lax and all her strength left her body. This information utterly crushed her.


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“I’m pregnant now. I can finally keep this child!” Ning Anlian started to laugh savagely.


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. The expression in Ning Rulan’s eyes became erratic. He actually had an affair with Ning Anlian. The Yun Ruofeng I’m familiar with is not like that! 


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. “I induced an abortion three times. For my three unborn children, I want you dead!” Ning Anlian bent down to pick up the whip and viciously thrashed Ning Rulan.

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Ning Rulan’s mind was full of Yun Ruofeng. In this world, only he could utterly crush her. 


Free and Original on volarenovels. Please read the most updated chapters on volarenovels. The whip lashed on her body again and again. Her battered and lacerated skin created a sorry sight, completely satisfying Ning Anlian.


1. There many variations of Chinese knots and they are generally for the purpose of wishing for good fortune. The Lucky Knot is for good luck and hoping that things go as one wishes. 

It may look something like this:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/MYLqsAcdAxBHS83tKUaB542Zh-M731XLtAvMoqF5vR0DhbY937slIHqLCAuzYk-DiuJvRBNNGyEvmJqKZ-YWDojFfBo_ZT1LJxU_gDH7Uha2oblWc892ysLvNgLNTJeP-JL7fI8s

Source: http://m.meilele.com/article/shipin/13090.html


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