Then he proceeds to regain his throne and clean out court and woo the FL. He is already in love with her but she is still as she was at the beginning of the novel. It is unique to see his devotion and the fact that he pulls out all stops to show her his heart <3 <3 there are misunderstandings when he replaces the drugs she was drinking with good medicine but of course she is skeptical (duh!) The part I loved the most was that after 13 years.. Yes! It takes 13 whole years!! He always tells her he loves her but she has never responded and at the very end during this festival he is on one side of a bridge /river and she is on the other side and she had an epiphany, she cups her hands and yells that she loves him. They have three kids; 9th prince who becomes the crown prince, 10th prince who is being trained by his mom's military family and the 11 th princess (who looks like mom).
he gropes and eventually sleeps with her personal maid (even though she had been offered by the wife that was when they had not decided to make the marriage real but he does it after they have begun to fall in love and work on being a true couple) ; he sleeps with this pirate queen (of course he was innocent as aphrodisiac was involved and she raped him as she is known to be a strong woman) -this I dont pin on him; he sleeps with the emperors daughter (again aphrodisiac) he has these amazing medical abilities and he cant dilute an aphrodisiac or be careful while he is drinking outside considering how many enemies he has??? And all the while espousing how much he loves his wife and doesnt want to hurt her or make her cry WTF?!
In order to complete the task, in the future he must resolutely listen to golden thigh's decision, follow gold thigh's policy, comply with golden thigh's instructions, and hold on to this gold thigh!
I think they need to tell him that he has a supreme rune resonance asap that could let zi yan's family let them get together.