The Silly Alchemist - chapter-200
Auntie? Grandma? (3)
â€œYou look older than Auntie, how can you be her son? Siblings,
maybe,â€ muttered the spirit girl.
The emperor was deep in thought while the empress dowager was just all
smiles as if she was very amused. As for the rest, their jaws were on the
â€œWait, if youâ€™re Auntieâ€™s son, that would mean youâ€™re interested
in meâ€¦ I donâ€™t like uncles like you, just let it go!â€ the spirit
girl looked frightened.
â€œAh?!â€ This time, everyone was confused, including the empress
â€œYou little brat, what are you talking about?â€ the emperor frowned.
He did not know what was going on at all.
â€œAhahahahaâ€¦â€ The empress dowager lost all composure, laughing very
hard. Usually, she would never do this- especially not in front of an
outsider like Lady Marge. She had to maintain her image as the benevolent
mother of the emperor.
However, she was already looking at Lady Marge as her
granddaughter-in-law but not an outsider. What Ye Lang said was hilarious.
Think about it. The emperor, ruler of the Vermilion Bird Empire, was just
rejected by a fair maiden. How could you not laugh? If this spread, it
would be the joke of the year.
â€œMother!!â€ reminded the emperor, for his mother had lost her
composure. He didnâ€™t like being laughed at either. It wasnâ€™t an
emperor ego thing, but a son-embarrassed-by-his-mother kind of situation
The empress dowager stopped laughing, sat up straight, then said gently,
â€œFair maiden, you are a good one! This is my son, but heâ€™s not here
to be your betrothed. His children are much older than you too. As I said
before, I was referring to my grandchildren!â€
â€œAre you serious? You really have grandchildren my age?â€ asked the
spirit girl, cocking her head sideways.
â€œYes! Thatâ€™s why you should call me Grandma!â€ she smiled. She
wanted the spirit girl to call her Grandma anyway. She was going to be
Unfortunately, this sounded odd to the rest of the people. How could
someone call the empress dowager â€کgrandmaâ€™?
Ye Lang didnâ€™t think much of it, but he looked at her curiously,
â€œGranny, do you have elfish blood in you?â€
According to what he knew, elves were creatures with very long lives, and
they never aged. Humans with some elvish blood in them might have human
lifespans, but they kept their youths better, ageing slower than regular
However, there was a problem with having elfish blood. It was harder for
them to conceive, therefore it was common for female elves to have only
one child every hundred years or so.
The empress dowager was a little exasperated upon hearing â€کgrannyâ€™,
but she laughed again, â€œMaybe. I donâ€™t know why either, Iâ€™m the
only one like this among my siblings. My children are all the same as
regular humans though.â€
â€œThis could be due to a phenomenon known as atavism! Or, it might be
â€œAtavism? Gene mutation? What? Forget it, you both should talk first.
Iâ€™m leaving,â€ said the empress dowager casually. Itâ€™s been so many
years, did she still care about anything?
â€œHey, granny! What do you mean we both should talk? You mean you still
want us both to date? Iâ€™m not interested, especially not older men you
know. And he must be divorced since he has children, so Iâ€™m definitely
not interested!â€ exclaimed the spirit girl immediately. There had been
The old lady excused herself to leave the both of them to talk, it was a
The empress dowager and everyone else almost collapsed, while the
emperorâ€™s face darkened.
â€œFair maiden, have you forgotten what you were here for?â€ asked the
empress dowager, wiping her sweat.
â€œI remember, the emperor invited me. Why isnâ€™t he here yet? Thatâ€™s
very rude of him, making me wait,â€ answered the spirit girl very
directly. She literally said the emperor was rude.
Everyone fell silent. This Lady Marge was a whole other breed. She called
the emperor rude.
Many people donâ€™t even have the chance to wait for the emperor, she was
â€œI think you still donâ€™t know that my son here is the emperor!â€
said the empress dowager, smiling.
â€œ…Heâ€™s the emperor? Why did he call you mother?â€ the spirit girl
â€œYes!!â€ said the empress dowager and Coldblood Five at the same time,
but only Ye Lang could hear Coldblood Five.
â€œShe is (I am) the empress dowager, the emperorâ€™s mother!!â€
answered Coldblood Five and the empress dowager at the same time.
Not all empires/kingdoms in the mainland had such titles for the royal
family. Some houses just used â€کmotherâ€™ or â€کfatherâ€™ at most.
â€œOh…I seeâ€¦ So youâ€™re the emperor, Iâ€™m so sorry!â€ said Ye Lang,
still controlling the spirit girl. She bowed in respect.
â€œGranny, no, your majesty, thank you!â€
â€œItâ€™s alright! The ignorant are innocent. We didnâ€™t get to
introduce ourselves, so we canâ€™t blame you!â€ smiled the empress
dowager, then she turned to leave.
She wasnâ€™t going to ask about the emperorâ€™s matters. She was only
here to help the little princess get her necklace. Since she wasnâ€™t
going to get the necklace now, it was time for her to leave!
â€œLady Marge, letâ€™s get right into it! Did you buy something from
yesterdayâ€™s auction?â€ asked the emperor solemnly.
â€œThis again? Iâ€™ve already given it to someone else, please ask your
daughter to let it go.â€
â€œWho? What has that got to do with my daughter?â€ the emperor was very
â€œThe empress dowager just asked me. She wanted the necklace I bought,
the one the little princess didnâ€™t get. Iâ€™ve given it to someone
else. I donâ€™t understand you all, did you really have to invite me over
just because of this?â€ said the spirit girl, a little annoyed.
Ye Lang was, indeed, annoyed. So what if theyâ€™ve lost something at an
auction? Did they have to send someone to get him over to the palace?
That was an awful attitude!
All because of this, Ye Lang would always throw dirty looks at the little
princess since this meeting, causing her to be very confused.
â€œWho wants to talk about the necklace? Oh, so that was why the little
brat was so upset. It was about the necklace! Youâ€™re good, fair maiden,
you beat my eighth son, then my youngest daughter!â€ the emperor finally
understood. So that was why the empress dowager was here. The little
princess must have gone crying to her grandmother after the auction.
However, from her personality, usually, she would rage at this Lady
Marge, probably even using her power and status to threaten Lady Marge
into giving the necklace up. Not only did that not happen, but she was
also closer than ever with Lady Marge.
What was going on??