Chapter 1: Pitiful Death..(Edited)
"Ahh. My head hurts.". Before Zhao Ming could open her eyes, she heard someone crying beside her bed, "Young Mistress, Please wake up. My lady is so pitiful. She was in a loveless marriage."
" Even when she is in the coma he doesn't come to visit her even once in the last three months. Whatever the reason is, she is still his wife. He should have come to visit her." she cried as she felt for her lady.
When Zhao Ming heard the girl's cries, she wondered 'Young Mistress? What kind of situation is this?'
She thought that she had died and this was her afterlife. Because she remembered the time when she died.
She is no Young Mistress and have no one to cry for her like this. She was the daughter of military doctor "Zhao Bai" whose whole family has given their whole life for the country but in the end, what they get is humiliation and betrayal and painful death.
And she is 'Zhao Ming' who has acquired the medical skills from her father but she loved a man so much that she even left her family for him. As Zhao Bai was the military doctor and good friend of the old emperor, she was enthroned with the crown prince "Ji Cheng".
When she saw him for the first time in the old EMperor's chamber when they were young, she fell in love with him at first sight but he never loved her.
After the death of the Old Emperor, Ji Cheng took over the throne. He never came to her chamber. She thought that he may be busy and he will come to her later.
But after the first night of their wedding, and consummating their marriage he never came. Even their first night was as she desired.
She wanted to spend time with him and wanted to know him more. But when he came into the room, his eyes were red and filled with lust. The first night of her with him was like torment for her.
They didn't talk about anything and he just jumped on her like he was dying to get her in the bed.
But she still thought that maybe this was the way things happen as she was unaware of the things happen between men and women.
After a few weeks of their marriage, he went on war. She had to live in a large Chamber without him.
A new bride has to spend the months without his husband. She was unfamiliar with the palace and the people and now he was not there either.
But she hardened her heart, as she was the Empress of the Ji Dynasty, she can't be vulnerable. Her husband was the Emperor, and she cannot keep him for herself only.
She loved him so much, that she willingly took all the humiliation from her mother in law who doesn't like her as she does not belong to any royal family.
She was the daughter of a Military doctor and a soldier and does not belong to any Nobel family background.
One day when Ji Cheng returned from the war, he brought another consort Xiao Li who was the princess of L County and Zhao Ming thought that it was only to strengthen his position and his empire.
Her mother in law treated her new daughter in law Xiao Li very well. She was from the royal family and helped Ji Cheng increasing the power of his empire.
While Zhao Ming who was the Empress of the Ji Dynasty as she was enthroned by the old Emperor could only take all the taunts from the Empress Dowager.
Now Old Emperor was not there and there is only Empress Dowager so she has to respect her.
Moreover, Ji Cheng does not stay much in the palace, as he has to go to other places and wars.
He was busy strengthening his power as he recently took the throne and many rebellions were upsurging in the country.
Many people were eyeing on his position as an Emperor.
So she couldn't complain to him about the things that were happening with her in the palace in his absence, because she doesn't want to trouble him.
She could take all the indignities and humiliation and could keep it to herself.
After the old Emperor's death, she has no respect in the palace. But she still takes all the humiliation as she loved Ji Cheng and was waiting for him to come to her with the deserved love and respect in his eyes for her.
She was waiting for years to see the love in his eyes. But all she witnessed was the coldness in his eyes.
When one night she was walking near the pond in the garden and was waiting for his highness to glance at her, but someone came from behind and pushed her.
She fell into the dark and deep pond.
She knows swimming but for some reason, she can't move her body, as if something is stopping her.
She can't breathe and everything starts becoming blurry.
One by one all the scenes of her life started being visible to her as she was watching an album of her life. All she could see was her dull and tiresome life which was filled with agony and regret.
The regret to marry into the royal family and not retaliating against the humiliation that she has faced in the palace.
She was thinking, what had she done to deserve all this? The only thing that she wanted was his love.
In the end, she was dying without getting a glimpse of him.
She was dying.
This is the last thing she remembers from her past life, but she did not know who was the one who pushed her.
Who hates her that much that they want her to be dead?
When she regained her consciousness and remembered all of this, she felt suffocated and pity for herself for loving a man that much, even to forget her self respect, her family everything and in the end all she got was a cruel death.
She didn't even know who hated her this much to get her killed.