Nirvana in Fire (2015–…): Season 2, Episode 44 - Episode #2.44 - full transcript

An Ru's aunt is suspicious of the circumstances surrounding Pei's accident. Yuan Qi makes a bold move.

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[Nirvana in Fire 2: The Wind Blows in Chang Lin]

[Episode 44]

Okay. Go now.

Yes, Old Master.

I have caused Your Highness to wait.

No such thing...

There are so many people sending visitation requests to you,

each one raising their heads, and longing for you to call for them.

I initially thought that you would be too busy and would not have any time,

or else I would have brought Anru earlier to visit and greet you.

It is indeed important to manage social relationships during the start of the year.



But the current situation is different from the past years.

The matter with Donghai is still hanging and unsettled.

I also am not in the mood to entertain guests.

No need to be so formal.

As the head of the cabinet, you are different from an idle person like me.

You naturally would worry about government matters all the time.

You must not call yourself an idle person.

A few days ago, I went inside the palace to greet His Majesty.

His Majesty already mentioned

of passing the heavy burden of recovering the three regions of Huaidong

to you, I'm afraid.

Every time I send someone to see you,

they would always say that you will recover just after a few more days of recuperation.

I actually believed it.



What illness is it really?

How come you have become like this?

No major illness.

It is just that at night, I am unable to sleep.

Do I not know you? You always sleep soundly. You have never had problems with sleeping.

Tell me the truth.

Are you suffering any grievances from your husband?

I initially thought that these two personal servants were smart and quick-witted.

They would be able to take good care of you.

But who would have thought that Pei'er...

would get involved in such an accident?

Pei'er...

You also should not improperly belittle yourself.

Recalling when you volunteered to lead the army in the past, how many people in the government placed their high hopes on you?

In the end, did you not return fully victorious?

Minister, you also know that time, I had a bit of reckless courage.

I did not really give it much thought. Was it not as that General Yue of Qianzhou already said,

Donghai already had plans to withdraw?

I just happen to have encountered some good luck.

It is fine to just listen to these words.

No need to put them to heart.

Although I am a scholarly official,

I still know very well that in fighting on the battlefield,

there are real swords and spears. Can that also be fake?

Thank you, for the Minister's consoling words.

I knew very well that my foundation is shallow.

It cannot be helped for people to criticize me after being able to receive such huge favor from His Majesty.

To say that I do not mind, there would still be some uneasy feelings.

But even if I want to contradict it, there really is no one who is directly confronting me.

Minister Xun has been leading the government for so many years and is very knowledgeable and experienced.

Hope Minister Xun can give me some guidance. If His Majesty will again entrust me such a great task,

should I accept it...

or not?

Your uncle and I have no children.

Good thing our clan was prosperous in descendants.

Feizhan and you grew up in our manor.

You two are like my real children.

There are no outsiders here right now.

What words cannot be said between us?

Aunt Xun sincerely loves me.

I know that very well.

I also feel that Pei'er's death is very strange.

The Chenxiang Villa has guardrails, doors, and windows.

How careless could she have been? Pei'er has also been good at swimming since she was little.

Even if she indeed fell in, would she not be able to struggle and swim up?

Who else was there?

How come I heard that even MIn'er was not around?

Everything must have a start, cause, effect, and end, right?

You must tell me the truth, so I can help you resolve your problems.

Is it not so?

Aunt Xun,

I really do not know what to do.

Madam, the Commander is here.

Aunt Xun? Aunt Xun.

How come no one informed me that Anru is here?

Cousin.

Anru, I was unable to rush back and attend your wedding last time.

Really very sorry.

Anru.

What is wrong? How come your complexion looks so bad?

Did anyone bully you?

Big Brother...

Is Yuanqi not treating you well?

If he bullies you, you must tell me.

I do not care if he is some prince. I surely will not spare him.

- An'er!
- Anru!

- Lady.
- What is wrong?
- Anru, what is wrong with you?

- Do you feel unwell?
- Madam, there is no need to worry.

The doctor already said that the morning sickness symptoms are not that severe.

Morning sickness?

An'er is pregnant?

How come you did not say it sooner?

This is the first child.

No wonder, you said earlier that you do not know what to do.

Just wait here. I will go make you a sour soup.

Because of the battle with Donghai, Your Highness suddenly rose to fame.

If you would be successful in taking back the three regions of Huaidong,

then the clamor in the court will die down by itself.

Of course,

the Donghai army is good at naval battles.

For Your Highness to have hesitation, it is also understandable.

How about this then?

Qianzhou's General Yue Yinchuan is a talent.

We can promote him to become your assistant commander.

He can help you train the soldiers under your generals.

In the future, while in the front lines,

you two can also discuss things among yourselves, if you have any questions.

What do you think?

Yue Yinchuan...

is indeed a good general.

During his audience with His Majesty, Yue Yinchuan was reckless in his words.

Do not say just you,

but even I was unhappy with him.

But for the government's greater plans,

I think Your Highness will not make a fuss about it, right?

Minister, what are you saying?

I also have read the eastern border battle strategy that General Yue has submitted.

He indeed is an outstanding talent that can bear great responsibilities.

Okay. If you have no objections,

I will then discuss this with His Majesty, when I enter the palace tomorrow.

Looks like His Majesty likes General Yue a lot.

Do not know if Your Highness has previously heard of the term "deep water dock"?

The terrain of the three regions of Huaidong is very complicated.

It seems to be giving proof to what General Yue said.

It is still Minister Xun who makes meticulous and thorough thoughts.

I am willing to follow any of your arrangements.

I am extremely grateful.

Okay. Come.

It is now the new year.

We also should not keep talking about government matters.

Come, come, drink more.

The Senior Grand Secretary is usually busy every day. You have so many things that you must handle right now.

I will not bother you for much longer now.

[Pingjing]

Minister,

is this a letter from Pingjing?

Yes!

It is rare that this child still thinks of me.

It is just some new year greetings.

How is Prince of Chang Lin doing?

I haven't heard of him for quite a long time.

He is different from us.

Traveling all over the world, free and at leisure.

[Pingjing]

Madam Qi came just for these?

Boat-making blueprints, geography, and hydrology? These Donghai people are really ignorant.

- They do not even know to ask for something more valuable.
- What do you know?

Are those Donghai crafty men easy to deal with?

We still do not know what their real intentions are.

In the deals that Marquis Mozi makes with Prince, we cannot really get much advantage.

Go and make some distraction to lure them out. I will then go in.

I understand.

What are you doing?

We will just look for items. No need to bring them out.

Remember. Do not have contact or fight with them. Do not be zealous in fighting.

Make sure to look meticulously.

What did I tell you? I told you not to be zealous in fighting.

I...I did not.

General.

How come there are so many?

Husband. Husband, what really are you worried about?

I already carefully asked the words that you wanted me to ask An'er.

She did not say anything.

No leaks at all. No weakness at all.

If his heart is not hiding anything, why must he be this vigilant?

Did Prince Laiyang do something wrong and offend you?

He is our son-in-law.

He usually is respectful and follows proper etiquette.

If it is not that important,

why wouldn't my husband just be a bit more magnanimous?

Old Master, Yue Yinchuan requests an audience.

I will see him.

Yes, Old Master.

Your Highness, Commander He is here. He is waiting for you in the study.

I know already. Leave now.

Your Highness.

Although I do not know what started it, that old man...

has already started to suspect me.

What is he suspecting?

How is it possible for Xiao Pingjing to write Xun Baishui a letter?

And it is just to greet and wish him a happy new year?

Right now, he should be preparing for his wedding.

What happened to your face?

I was just about to tell you.

Today, there was someone who covertly attacked me.

Do you know who?

I do not know.

They only searched through the old documents I got from the Ministry of Works, and did not take anything.

Are those that items I told you to get from the Ministry of Works?

Yes. Two chests, full of documents.

Your Highness, could it be there is someone else monitoring this matter?

Go...

and call Madam Qi over.

Yes.

I have made my decision now.

We must investigate clearly the matter concerning Donghai.

You are the complainant. Once this starts, you cannot turn back.

Have you thought about it well?

I am resolute with my decision. No hesitation.

Were you able to clearly go through the documents of the Supreme Court?

Minister, from the copied reports that the Ministry of Works provided the Supreme Court which were considered evidence,

more than a year ago, someone already went to gather

the city defense maps of the ten prefectures of the eastern border and military information, like army stations.

Anyone who got to handle this information either died or returned to their home province.

But there are three persons who confirmed to be old subordinates of Prince Laiyang when he was still in Ganzhou.

And one is now the Commander of the Capital Patrol Guards, He Cheng.

Since you have startled He Cheng, you surely will alarm Prince Laiyang.

Immediately write down all the doubtful parts, the testimonies of the witnesses

into a report. Wait for me outside the palace.

We are entering the palace?

General Yue,

tomorrow, enter the palace with me.

Yes!

I know that Your Highness is destined to be the Son of Heaven, so you surely will come around. (T/N Emperor)

I have already acquired...

the documents you asked me to get.

Since you tossed me some peach wood, I will repay you with a precious jade. (T/N what he gets is far more...)

Your Highness, do not worry. I surely will not disappoint you.

Madam Qi seems to be so confident. I know that you are also not reckless.

You surely have prepared for this long ago.

The people I brought with me this time are all martial arts experts,

and all are His Majesty's loyal assassins.

For the past month, they have been adeptly-trained

in scouting for information, preparing an ambush, and making their move.

All plans are now properly prepared.

The only thing we are unsure of...

is one person.

Xun Feizhan.

Husband.

You are already at this age.

Standing outside in the middle of a winter night,

what are you thinking about?

Wife, for so many years in the government,

can I be considered to be very sincere in doing everything for His Majesty?

The whole world can see your loyalty to His Majesty.

Why do you ask?

In terms of intention,

I never went against the principles of being a subject.

But in terms of the things I have done...

I am a bit unsure.

Unsure of what?

Could it be that in the past,

I really did not make any mistakes?

Old Master.

You go and get my cabinet seal

and go to the local governor's office, to mobilize one hundred soldiers for escort.

Yes, Old Master.

Uncle.

Feizhan.

Uncle.

Uncle, are you entering the palace?

Is it not the third day of the year today? Based on usual practice,

one should enter the palace to greet His Majesty.

I was just planning to ask you to come with me.

Uncle, based on my present identity,

I fear that it is not proper for me to enter the palace.

Oh, right...

Uncle, I plan to go out the city today to visit Pingzhang.

Pingzhang?

It is indeed time to visit him.

Recently...I kept recalling a lot of past things.

I remember how you two were exchanging moves and playing when you were still little.

Feizhan,

visit Pingzhang on my behalf.

Uncle, how about this?

I will first escort you to the palace, and then just go out the city afterwards.

No need. No need.

I already mobilized soldiers from the local governor's office to escort me.

Hurry and just go.

Okay then.

Uncle...I will get going now.

Feizhan!

Uncle, do you still need anything else?

How come I forgot what I want to say?

Come back early.

We will be eating dumplings tonight.

I got it.

General, did we come too early?

When meeting up with the Senior Grand Secretary, would you dare not be early,

and instead plan to be just in time?

Well, someone traveled to the capital

exactly pressed on time.

Xun Manor

Letter from Xiao Pingjing

Protect His Lordship!

Protect!

General, did you remember the time wrong?

Of couse not.

Could it be that the Senior Grand Secretary is being delayed by something?

Hey.

To Senior Grand Secretary

Donghai's monarch asks about you.

Suanpi Drink Inn

Minister!

Minister!

Minister!

Caught off-guard.

His Majesty.

Chang Lin.

Chang Lin's Prince...

Minister. Minister!

Minister!

Uncle!

- Uncle!
- Anru!

- I must meet --
- You can't go now, Anru.

I must go! What happened to my uncle?

Don't panic. Watch your health.

Thought Uncle didn't fare well, we will capture the assassin.

They said it was a Donghai assassin!

Anru. Don't overthink again. Allow me to explain it to you all.

I must go see my uncle!

- Anru!
- Princess Consort.

- Get the royal physician!
- Yes!

Anru. Anru!

Do not worry, Uncle.

I, Feizhan, will not allow you to die in vain.

I will certainly capture the assassin alive,

and apply the law to her.

Imperial Mother!

Imperial Mother!

What happened outside? Tell me at once!

Uncle.

Uncle, he's...

It's alright.

We are still so young.

When your body is restored, we will have another baby.

After Senior Grand Secretary Xun's passing,

the cabinet is in chaos, and the six ministries are scattered.

To knock down someone lofty like Prince Laiyang...

I fear it's just that much more difficult now.

I just don't understand it.

Assassinate him in the middle of the street?

How could that assassin then escape without a trace?

Besides the Imperial Guards, there's also the Capital Patrol garrison?

I forgot again. The Capital Patrol garrison...is under Laiyang's control.

We don't even know...

who else is trustworthy in this Jinling now.

Heaven's mandate can't be easily attained.

There must be a price to pay in the end.

As long as the biggest calamity can be rid of, all will be fine slowly.

Your Highness?

You're sure no one saw you on the way here?

Soon there will be a full search around the city.

I can only vouch for your safety here.

Don't worry, Your Highness.

Our exchanges only belong to us.

My people only carry out orders.

You are indeed so smart and quick.

And your actions are dependable as always.

However, there is another word.

That I'd you to bring back to the monarch.

Please go ahead.

We've each fulfilled our agreement.

No more alliances in the future.

Please eat something, Mother Empress.

We still haven't captured the murderer.

How do you suppose I could eat?

I have already cast my order to have Prince of Laiyang conduct a full search.

And also to offer a heavy reward to those who can provide a clue.

As long as that female assassin is still in the city, we will be able to capture her for sure.

Of course she's still in the city.

After the incident, the first thing that we did was to seal off the city.

How far could she run to?

According to the guards at imperial fortress,

the day of the incident, they were not prepared to react too swift,

and a group of small peddler band left the city in a rush.

And it was discovered later that their journey route was fabricated.

It was obviously suspicious.

Did they catch them?

Don't worry, Mother Empress. I've already picked out a group of imperial army.

Led by Brother Feizhan to go after them.

We've only captured some accessory offenders in the city.

The possibility that the female assassin as escaped Jinling,

- is getting bigger and bigger.
- I don't care where she fled to.

I will capture her alive and lay the law on her.

To honor my uncle's soul in heaven.

To assassin my nation's chancellor in our own nation of Great Liang.

Donghai is tyrannizing us too much.

Though I am not seated in the royal court,

as long as I still have a breath left,

I shall never sit and watch

as Donghai people do as they wish in my Great Liang.

We'll bid farewell here. I leave the work in the city to you.

We are all family. Pleae spare the formality.

- I would like to be a nag.
- Please go ahead.

Yuanqi, Anru is my only sister.

You must treat her well, or else --

As her big brother, I will never consent.

Please be assured, Big Brother. Yuanqi will treat Anru well for sure.

Looking at how those two are talking,

it didn't seem like Captain Xun said anything to Grand Commander.

Xun Feizhan has been in charge of the forbidden imperial army all these years.

His loyalty probably isn't something to question.

This isn't about loyalty or not.

Think about it. Xiao Yuanqi and Xun Feizhan,

they are old friends who are also family.

But us, we are just a few strangers.

If you were Xun Feizhan, who would your ears lean toward?

What's wrong?

That female assassin is still in the capital.

How do you know that, General?

Xun Feizhan is a master listed high on the Langya roster and he's leaving the city with an elite army to chase after her.

Yet Xiao Yuanqi is not worried at all.

Why do you suppose that's the case?

That -- he deems the area outside the city is too wide

so it's not a sure thing that Xun Feizhan can capture the assassin?

Indeed, just unsure.

The areas around the capital are still Great Liang territory.

With the previous grand commander going out to chase after,

whether that Donghai assassin can actually escape --

It would definitely be a matter lacking in sureness.

But in this capital,

though they are searching thoroughly and offering heavy reward,

it's still all done with Xiao Yuanqi as the one carrying it out.

Tell me which is safer, inside or outside the city?

Things are under tight watch now.

If I were Xiao Yuanqi, I would definitely

leave the assassin in a safe place.

Leave her in a place where he is in personal control of.

Your Highness.

Attend to the Prince Consort well.

Yes.

Your Highness, a secret letter from Donghu.

He's been gone to Donghu for so long.

This General Di is finally getting some proper sense.

And he's made the final decision.

Congratulations, Your Highness, that your wish has come true.

Xun Baishui is dead and Donghu imperial army is 70,000 in number.

To behold such strong support, that will surely come to give you much assistance later on.

The little power and reputation I currently have.

It's still falls much too short compared to what Chang Lin Prince Manor had during their time.

So Xun Baishui had tried over and over to control me and use me.

But he didn't really see me as much of a threat either.

Maybe before his death, he already realized how he wronged.

Regrettably,

he no longer has the chance to rectify his wrong.

Xun Baishui was short-sighted. How could that small fry predict the ambition of the great swan?

No, no.

Xun Baishui was a member of the royal court for decades.

His eyesight was not short.

He just didn't realize that between desire and unintentional,

just how greatly different they are.

Yes. If Chang Lin Manor had the desire back then --

Chang Lin.

I will never be a second Chang Lin.

♫ The long, slow song rises like wind flowing through the corridors reaching the imposing, opulent and bright Imperial Hall ♫

♫ Memories of that certain year, when far-away borders blazed with fires of war, in vast fields of ice and snow ♫

♫ From this world, the many slanders pass through the vermilion gates, over the palace walls ♫

♫ Beneath iron armor, together with silken skirts and silver spears, hair grows hoary as though with early frost ♫

♫ Luminous cherry trees, deep-rooted with long and slender frames, still sport magnificent flowers ♫

♫ Unexpected torrential rain and heavy wind, what does it matter? ♫

♫ Between the trees, the moon brightly guards peak after jagged peak ♫

♫ Banners tremble, drums roar, a ribbon of a thousand horsemen ride back up the ridge to settle the score ♫

♫ Fiery liquor consumed at the end of the world, at the limits of exhaustion, is a feast! ♫

♫ There is little intention to return the real men to the war in the north, though willing, they are not given free rein ♫

♫ Discussions about their heroism led them to be questioned, and suffer dismal complaints around them, unable to clear their names ♫

♫ Good bows hoarded; likewise, so as not to injure, sigh against the way of heaven when stored indefinitely ♫

♫ Clouds of fear calm shameful waves, the night air stops their bickering by starlight ♫

♫ There is little intention to return the real men to the war in the north, though willing, they are not given free rein ♫

♫ There is little intention to return the real men to the war in the north, though willing, they are not given free rein ♫

♫ Hoping for the whole world to remain at peace, quench the fires of war ♫