Eternal Love of Dream Episode 39 I was thinking about Aranya when going through those tortures in serpentine cage. She has never been treated well through her whole life. If there’s someone who loves her and is really nice to her, she will definitely treat him way better
than anyone could have imagined. Right? Yes. That’s what Aranya would do. Oh, in the hall today, there’s someone else pleading for me besides you. Who was that? I didn’t recognize him. He’s Prince Xiangli He. He seems to be nice to Aranya. Yeah. He is the only royal who actually cares about Aranya. He’s the son of His Majesty and other concubine. His Majesty’s eldest son. Why does he live here, instead of in the royal palace? His Majesty used to treat him well. But later, His Majesty married Madam Qing Hua. And then he was given the cold shoulder. So later on, he’s been living in Guan Chen Palace. Poor Aranya. The only one being nice to her among brothers and sisters should be so far away from her. Today in serpentine cage, the beam burned in the massive fire suddenly fell down. In that moment, I thought I was gonna die there. But at that instant, something struck me. What did you remember? I saw a man in purple gown with silver hair. I couldn’t see his face clearly at all. But when I saw his back view, my heart hurt. Maybe I have to wait until I get all my memories back to remember him. But I’m afraid I will get myself killed by them before my memories are back. Your Highness. You are physically stronger than I thought. Serpentine cage is such a horrible place that even ordinary people can’t stand for hours. But you managed to make it through the whole night. You should go back now. I want to go enjoy the moon. Then what I should do is to be your accompany. Come. Slowly. Right. What’s Lord Xi Ze’s relationship with the two princesses? Why do you ask this out of a sudden? I mean, Lord Xi Ze is Aranya’s husband, but Lord Xi Ze seems to like Junuo much more while Changdi has a crush on him. When I saw Lord Xi Ze worrying about Junuo’s injury, I felt somewhat strange, yet envious of Junuo. You envy Junuo? In my blurred memory, for quite a few times, my loved one was never around when I needed him the most. Bai Zhen used to talk about your temper a lot. You are the type of person who can’t keep things to yourself. It’s more worrying if I leave you alone here. You can talk to me if you’re upset. Although I am only your nominal master, I’m still your senior. I was thinking when I was in serpentine cage. Why am I the one confronted with such things every time? And why am I alone every time? Every time? There were a few times when my life was on the line. But I managed to survive by myself every time. If it weren’t for those experiences, perhaps I wouldn’t have survived in serpentine cage. And then? Then? Then… I kind of envy Junuo. Lord Xi Ze must like her a lot, and care about her a lot. There are so many people loving and protecting Junuo. Even if there’s no Lord Xi Ze, she will be safe and sound. But Aranya has only one husband. Speaking of that, I feel sad for her. As a girl, Aranya has never been treated with love, or taken good care of. I feel so sad thinking of that. But on second thought, am I any better than her? So… do you hate him? I guess not. I just feel a bit tired. He’s a very good person. It’s just that we’re not meant to be together. You’re still young. You will meet a better man. I will meet a better man. Have you ever thought about what kind of man you want to meet? To be honest, I’m not that delicate. I’m not the type who can’t survive if nobody comes to rescue me. But I hope that I can meet someone who will show up and save me whenever I’m in danger, instead of leaving me behind, and who will comfort me when I’m in pain. Don’t you want to meet someone who will not have you suffer nor put you in danger? I knew long ago that luck was not on my side. I just felt a sudden sorrow, and I couldn’t stop crying. Hey. It’s alright. Are we going to pack up and head back to the kingdom tonight? But Her Highness is injured. Can’t she take a rest at least? Do you think His Majesty will stay for Aranya? Fine. Due to the sudden fire in the temporary imperial palace, we will head back to the kingdom tonight. I will send Aranya back to painted pleasure boat. You go pack up her belongings. Got it. Su Moye. I will come for you later. You… What’s wrong? You look surprised. Lord Xi Ze, I think you are in the wrong room. Is there anything wrong? I think it’s improper for you to come here in the middle of the night. You don’t want me to be here with you? Well… Here’s… Here’s your painted pleasure boat. The temporary imperial palace caught fire tonight. So everyone is back on board. Lord, if you are too tired to look for a room, you can have a rest in my place. I’ll go out for some air. Please keep the door unlocked when you leave. Let me check on your wound. Lord, I’m Aranya, not Junuo. It doesn’t hurt any more, does it? Drink the hot sweet water. Lord, you must be mistaking me for Junuo. I am Aranya, for real. If you mistake me for Junuo, you must be bewitched! I’m not bewitched. But aren’t you supposed to be taking care of Junuo at this time? Don’t you want me to take care of you? I get it. You came to take care of me because Junuo wants to make up for Changdi’s putting me in serpentine cage. Well, you don’t have to worry about it. I’m not intended to tell His Majesty about it. Besides, I can help myself to water and tea. I don’t need to be served on that. Although we are a married couple in name only, I still think it’s improper for you to help them every time. Aranya is so poor. I mean you are not in the position to help Junuo and Changdi. It’s too… It has nothing to do with them. Now you’re reluctant to take a cup of water from me. Well, I’m feeling a bit thirsty now. I’ll drink it. Why does it taste like blood? Are you feeling any better? Yeah, better. I feel like I’m lighter. There are a few hours before the day breaks. You can get some more sleep. The night when we were enjoying Yueling flowers, you said you had liked someone before. I mistook you as my master that day. So I talked a lot to you. You don’t have to take it to heart. I was just kidding. Yeah, kidding. That man. He disappointed you. Well, I wouldn’t put it that way. It’s just that we’re not meant to be together. And my memory about him is vague. Only until recently have I realized how tragic it is to force things. So I’ve moved on. If you have anything that you can’t get over, you can talk to me. If this man is right in front of you now, you still don’t believe that you are meant to be? Actually if both are not meant to be, it’s time to let go of it. So it doesn’t matter if he’s here or not. Let alone… I think it’s better if he’s not here, because I don’t really want to see him. Is that so? He indeed disappointed you greatly. Lord, I know why you are talking so much to me tonight. Although we are married, I know it has never been what you want. You are afraid that I get obsessed. So you hope I can meet the right guy. Well… you don’t need to worry about that. Everyone has his own fate. I’m well aware of that now. I’m getting sleepy. Lord, please close the door for me when you leave. What’s got into Xi Ze? He said so much that he was not supposed to say to me. When he came near me, I smelled a scent of sandal. I think I know that scent somewhere. It smelled so familiar. Your Excellency. What’s the matter? Prince Qing won’t sleep if Her Highness is not around. I was about to find her. Aranya is sleeping now. I’ll go check on him. Okay. Done. Falling into sleep so soon? Lord Xi Ze is so awesome. I’m Su Moye. Greetings, Your Majesty. I couldn’t confirm that you are Emperor Dong Hua. Forgive me if I ever acted offensively. Tell me. How did you get in here? It was Third Prince who authorized me to get into the Dream of Aranya. He wanted me to help Your Majesty and Fengjiu. It was Lian Song who called you. So you knew where Xiaobai was long ago? After I got into the Dream of Aranya, I found that other’s primordial spirit was taking over her body. Undoubtedly, it’s Fengjiu’s primordial spirit. But what’s surprising is that she doesn’t have Aranya’s memory, nor her own memory. I know about Xiaobai’s situation. That’s not what I asked about. You were Aranya’s master, but you are not the Su Moye from this world. You came from Fanyin Valley, and you took place of the original you. Is that true? You’re right. But why did you become Lord Xi Ze? I have my own reason. You’ve witnessed what had happened here. Do you know who created this dream? I don’t know. Then do you know what will happen to Aranya and how are we going to get out? Well… I’m not sure, either. Your Majesty, you must know Aranya’s fate from history book. So even though Fengjiu will encounter the same thing, her different personality from Aranya will lead to a different choice, thus, resulting in a different outcome. It’s like last time when she’s trapped in serpentine cage. Except that… Except what? Fengjiu is much more stubborn than Aranya. Detours are inevitable for her. Speaking of getting out of the dream, since Aranya’s life was limited, I’m thinking about whether or not to have Fengjiu live to the end of Aranya’s life. In this way, her chance to get out safely is higher. Don’t tell her who I am for now. Although there’s not much spirit, it’s cleaner than the outside. A good place to rest and recuperate. You can stay here for now. Help me take care of her when I’m not around. Your Majesty, are you going somewhere? I’ve got things to do. Of course. There are some things that I need you to do. At your command. Stop peeking. It’s no use trying. I won’t let you get into the dream. Maybe I’m not so capable, but at least I grew up in Fanyin Valley. So I may stand more chances than those outsiders in the dream. Third Prince. The longer we wait, the more dangerous Xiaojiu and His Majesty will be. Dong Hua has not been dealing with things seriously
in recent years. But as long as he stays in Bihai Cangling and Tai Chen Palace, he will still pose a great threat to the rebelling demons. What’s more. These ancient legends from chaotic era have so many unspoken secrets about the creation of world. This trip is a dangerous one for Dong Hua. Once the word spreads out, it will cause a great shock
among the Eight Deserts and Six Directions. I’m more aware of the influence than you are. But I’m still sitting here keeping things in control. You have nothing to be worried about. I’ve been running about for the sake of Xiaojiu and the ice face. How could you two have the mood to play the game of go? So did your running about pay off? By the way, you are one of the earth immortals. You must have read at least one
or two of the history books of the heaven when you were young. Do you remember the 72 gods and generals under Emperor Dong Hua at the end of chaotic era? I know that too. It is said that the famous 72 gods and generals took orders from the ice face only. Either one of them can equal several. Lump General of the gods is quite something. The gods and generals are tamed under His Majesty, not just because he is good at fighting. It takes more than just magic powers for him to get to the position that controls heaven and earth. Wisdom is what it takes too. Let’s have a bet. I have faith in Dong Hua, unlike you who are so pessimistic. Third Prince. Just like you said, His Majesty matters greatly to the universe. But what if there’s an accident happening to him? Right. To ordinary men, one of his tiny fingers is worth more than hundreds of Jiuge. But he didn’t even hesitate to leave his last words. He didn’t seem to realize that it’s a losing business to the human race. His Majesty and I go way back. But to be honest, he’s much elder than me. So I didn’t get to see how he fought at the battlefield. But I was told by Mo Yuan days ago that the battlefields in chaotic era were the real ones. The battles back then were quite bloody. The battles later, however, were just child’s play. So Emperor Dong Hua was the toughest one at the battlefields. He often came back from the battlefields, covered by blood all over, with countless wounds. But he didn’t even move his eyebrows. He was so brave and strong that few could compare with him back then. So I don’t believe that he can be trapped in such a dream in Fanyin Valley. But His Majesty has only 10% of magic power left. The God of war, Mo Yuan and the reputed warfighter, Prince Ye Hua. The former was brought up by God Father
who created heaven and earth. The latter was instructed by the God of the Original Beginning from the highest heaven and Guanyin from Sukhavati. This is how kids are brought up in noble families. But what does it have to do with Xiaojiu and the goddamn dream? You said a bunch of stuff. But I’m just getting more confused. You were all brought up in noble families, so you know about it. But Emperor Dong Hua got to where he is now all by himself. He fought his way out. Things in the ancient chaotic time were different from today. If you want to learn something today,
you can just find a master. But Dong Hua gained his cultivations and achievements by fighting literally battle after battle on his own. Do you know how he grew up? I only know what’s recorded in history book that His Majesty absorbed essence from heaven and earth with all the goodness gathered in him, and he formed into a spiritual being. Dong Hua shouldered heavy responsibility since he was little. So he had quite a rough childhood. Growing up alone in Bihai Cangling without the protection of relatives, he was often bullied by neighboring immortal demons. The spiritual spring in Bihai Cangling that never dries had been dyed red for countless times before the purple-gowned boy came out. He stepped over numerous bones along the way and finally fought his way to the top, conquering the Four Seas and Six Directions, protecting everyone within Eight Deserts. He achieved those all by himself. Comparing his previous glories with the misfortune in Fanyin Valley, you think His Majesty’s power would fail in the Dream of Aranya, and he has no other ways out? I don’t think so. As long as he wants to come out, he will definitely make it out. It’s indeed impressive of him to end the chaotic era and control the worlds on his own. It’s not easy at all to dominate the universe in the bloody chaotic era. If he ever resorted to a softer way, it would have been a huge mess. Only the tough way worked. So according to what you said, the ice face can fight and he’s so clever. He can break the Dream of Aranya easily if he wants to. But why haven’t they come out? I think it has something to do with the secrets in Fanyin Valley. Why don’t we be patient and wait until they get out. Then we can ask them about it. Your turn. What are you doing here? Yan. I heard you came to the valley. So I came here to expect you. How’s my brother now? Since you are worried about him, why don’t you go to Jieyou Spring yourself? Lian Song gave the order. We dare not interrupt. It’s okay. Lian Song actually likes Meng. They even played the game of go together. Go back to the palace now. I don’t trust those gods, but Lian Song seems to be so certain. He said the ice face would come out with Xiaojiu. Let’s just wait it out. If you really want to… What can I do to help? You can ask the elders or check the ancient books. Anyway, do all you can think of to find out the secret about the Dream of Aranya. There are so many weird things about Fanyin Valley. Lian Song can’t even figure out what traps the ice face. So he dare not act rashly. Okay. I will try my best. Good. Keep me updated. I will be here taking care of Ji Heng. And if I’m not here, you can find me in Jieyou Spring. Okay. Mr. Su. Mr. Su. Mr. Su. Coming. What’s going on? What’s the hurry? Is something wrong with Her Highness? Her Highness has been sleeping. Actually there’s something I don’t know how to explain to Her Highness. The night when the temporary imperial palace caught fire, Prince Qing wouldn’t go to sleep. Luckily, Lord Xi Ze came to visit, and Prince Qing finally went to sleep. And Prince Qing has been sleeping deeply up to now, having no sign of waking up. His Majesty was so thoughtful and so nice to Her Highness. He took care of the snake before he left knowing that she’s scared of snakes. I’m afraid Prince Qing will sleep for a very long time. By the way, has Aranya ever brought it up? No. I think Her Highness didn’t ask about Prince Qing’s situation
because she didn’t want me to feel guilty. Since you’ve known it so well, just keep it that way. If she asks you about it, you can pass the buck to me. I’ll explain it to her. That’s great. Thank you, Mr. Su. Now excuse me. Oh. When Her Highness wakes up, tell her to meet me at the bow of the boat. I’m going to roast fish for her. Yes. Roast fish? Your Highness. How’s the pain? It’s not hurting any more. I feel much better after a good sleep. Oh, His Majesty punished me to do meditation. Do I still have to do that? The temporary imperial palace caught fire.
His Majesty ordered to head back to kingdom immediately. So he will not go after your punishment anymore. That’s good. But the wounds, Your Highness… I’m sorry that I couldn’t suffer for you in serpentine cage. How could Third Princess be so cruel? Changdi was right. Given my situation in the palace, if I tell His Majesty about it, she may just end up getting a mild punishment. Your Highness, you are too kind. I feel so bad for you. It’s okay. Don’t get upset. Let’s see who has the last laugh. Oh, Your Highness. Mr. Su invited you to eat roast fish at the bow. Roast fish? Why didn’t you tell me earlier? I am about to discuss something with him. Keep on with your own business. I’ll go by myself. Let me. – Your Highness. – Watch closely. Give it to me. It’s very easy. I didn’t know it could be roasted this way. Your Highness. Done. You are so good at it! Of course. I know you are good at making tea. But look at what you did. Making tea and roasting fish are not the same, okay? Well, forgive me. It’s my first time. They’re not the same thing. Although they all need fire to cook, the difference is huge. I guess you are not roasting fish for me. You are hoping me to fix it and roast fish for you. That’s not true. The fish is not ready yet. I prepared a bowl of porridge for you. Wow, porridge? Your Highness, please enjoy. Fine, at least your conscience is not dead. It’s so strange. Why does everything I eat taste like blood lately? It’s probably because you haven’t fully recovered yet. You’re right. What a pity! The porridge would taste good if there’s no blood taste. Great. You ate it all. So can you teach me how to roast a fish now? The fish doesn’t come easy. Lord Xi Ze specifically told me that the fish could be effective to you only if it’s roasted. I excel in both the pen and the sword. But roasting fish is really not my thing. Your Highness. Here. Your Highness, here. Have some sweet water. You said it was Xi Ze? He brought the fish? Yeah. And he asked me to take good care of you. That’s strange. I felt something wrong about him last night. And I thought he was bewitched. He hasn’t come to his sense today? Didn’t he say anything to you after he took you back to the boat? He did say something. But he was acting weirdly. And you told me that as a husband, he didn’t feel the way he should to Aranya. But why do I feel like he kind of cared about me? Hold on. I thought you were the one with me. But why was it him who took me back? You… You don’t know anything, do you? The fish is burnt! The fish is burnt! What do I do? What do I do? Just flip it over. Shen Ye. Your Majesty. It’s really not worth it. I was having a great time with my empress. But the big fire ruined it for me. It’s been so boring sailing the boat these days. Do you know any ways to have fun? I observed the heaven at night and I figured there will be meteors tonight. It could be an astronomical phenomenon! It’s rare even in Fanyin Valley. You mean meteors? Your Majesty, you can invite Her Majesty and princesses to enjoy the scene together if you like. That’s a great idea. Okay. Tell your men to set up a place. I will hold a banquet tonight, inviting everyone to enjoy the moon and view the stars. As you wish, Your Majesty. Your Highness. Chacha came to me early in the morning, asking for advice. She’s afraid that you asked about Prince Qing. But I figure you already forget about Prince Qing. Right, I didn’t see it yesterday. Where is it? Stop it. It’s too obvious. Your Highness, you should try not to sit in the cold wind. You haven’t recovered yet. It feels good to be here. The breeze and the view. I feel much better. Right, have you found Emperor Dong Hua? No. Not… Not yet. I’m wondering how he’s doing? This is delicious. Have a bite. It’s too sweet. No. This is really good. Trust me. Take one bite. Just one bite, okay? How is it? Good, right? Watch me. Does it taste good? Lord Shen Ye. Lord Shen Ye. Why are you here? I took His Majesty’s order to prepare for tonight’s banquet. There’s a banquet tonight? Yes. What about me? Can I go? Of course.