Xiao Jiu

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Though Xiao Jiu is the youngest among the nine princes, he is also the most talented among them. However, all his brains is spent on trying to get closer to Yan-daren. Yan-daren is cold and aloof, but the cute little prince will do all he can to break his ice.

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Little Nine
小九
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  1. [well written/good quality BL]
  2. Shorts (30 ch or less)
  3. Finished and loved
  4. Historical BL
  5. BL ONLY 3.0

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43 Reviews


Ahhhhhhhhhhhh
New Ahhhhhhhhhhh
Oct 06, 2021
Status: Completed
To those that say it's a cute story, you aren't wrong (though for a small part of the novel, those that get a bit emotional, *passes over 10 boxes of tissues).

This is a good short and straightforward novel to read during your free time or when you are taking a break. It's not just fluff as it does revolve around unrequited love near the beginning-mid.

The translations are good, though there is a lot of pinyin (pronunciations) in it that I don't really find necessary since it might be a bit... more>> confusing to readers who don't understand/know a lot of Chinese.

Overall, a good novel for quick reading or passing time, just the translations might be a bit confusing. <<less
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Shorng
Shorng
Oct 03, 2020
Status: Completed
F-king hell with your 'cute story' above commenter! I was crying my eyes out through these 16 chapters! It wasn't just cute but beautiful and heartwarming with heart-wrenching feelings ah! It's so short with just 25 chapters! But it shouldn't be longer either because I might die from losing too much tears if it were to be described in details. PLEASE PREPARE YOUR HEART AND TISSUES FOR UNREQUITED LOVE JOURNEY!

Edited: It's actually quite sweet at the end though.
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Spoiler

The only think I didn't expect was that Yan-daren (ML) wasn't the one who betray MC, so all is well. I have a feeling he was and wasn't at the same time but oh well... Sorry dude for doubting you.

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VHanuel
VHanuel
Jul 05, 2020
Status: Completed
It's a very cute story. ML seems cold but he slowly got softer toward MC. MC overall is a cute and happy baby boy :)
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Cherry tomatoes
Cherry tomat
Jul 02, 2021
Status: Completed
Overall: 5 of 5

I usually stay away from series with less than 80 chapters because most that I had read are too rushed. Maybe, I'm just unlucky. But, let me tell you that this story is literally the best 25 chapters series I've read. It got me teary eyes halfway through the story and I'm not easily moved.

The main focus is the MC's feelings towards ML. I'd say it's beautifully written because by the end of the story you would have fallen for the two main characters and wish them... more>> happiness with all your heart.

The pacing is just right. Short, but very sweet so it doesn't feel rushed. Best of all, the feelings between the MC & ML are still conveyed clearly and sincerely. I really feel for the MC and his plight. And, I came to understand the ML's feelings as well because the author wrote from his side too!

The smut also wasn't rushed to be inserted or rushed to end. It came at the right time, paced well and written well. Overall, I highly recommend this story for a nice leisurely sweet read. <<less
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Sonialu
Sonialu
Feb 04, 2021
Status: Completed
2 stars for the story and 4 stars for the good translation.

After reading the whole novel, there was only the feeling of bitterness left. Why you say? Well, I was completely and utterly dissatisfied with the whole plot line as well as every characters in there (maybe aside from the MC - but only a little bit). This might probably be the worst plot line I've ever came across with no proper end in sight - the 'little Emperor' is a complete bastard but did not get the retribution he... more>> should have got in the end of the novel. Also, to be completely honest with you, the events leading up to the main couple coming together really made no sense - and towards the end, I don't even feel that the ML was truly in love with the MC even though the author does his/her best to write it in a way that deems to be true love, but in my eyes, MC just happened to be the perfect 'shou' substitute of the bastard Emperor brother that the ML used to be in love with - "eyebrows and smile similar to the one in his heart" HAH o-O

The papapa scenes were probably some of the only noteworthy part of this novel but even then when describing 'that' as "humongous purple red..." really just makes the ML look like some sort of a off-the-street r*per who came just for the ass of the MC.

Other noteworthy aspects would probably be when the environment or the atmospheres that's described but hey, that's it! =)

Either way, the translator did a great job in translating the novel, just that the story is not that satisfying and very lacking when it comes to plot line and character building. <<less
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sugar.garden
sugar.garden
Jan 06, 2021
Status: Completed
the summary does NOT DO IT JUSTICE BRO

i expected a very nonsense like fluffy story filled with plotholes just to get over Copper coins (11/10 reccommend) but man was I surprised

xiao jiu is portrayed as a naive fool in the beginning and I thought it was a lazy author not developing their characters but I was WRONG.

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Spoiler

I was not expecting emperor gege to be a bit*h faced bastard

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also pearl turned out to be the imposter. Pearl!! All of us sussed on my boy yan heng poor child did nothing

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i thought it would be typical white lotus shou x black belly gong but I really like how theyre both very into each other without the typical dom-sub attributes.

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i mean, yan heng married into xiao jius family. I found it delightful. Also f*cking as*hole emperor gege, youre the one who married the princess and did pda in front of yan heng with no consideration for his feelings at all and then youre throwing a tantrum bcoz he moved on?! Stfu s*upid hoe ass b*tch

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honestly, 10/10 will recommend for a sweet and smutty short read. Very satisfying. <<less
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BillionJellyfish
BillionJelly
Dec 30, 2020
Status: Completed
The MC is such a lovable cutie pie!

Even though the story is short, it is very sweet and full of fluff! (Minus some palace drama)

MC: the ninth prince, a smol innocent boi in love with his elder brother's personal bodyguard

... more>> ML: the personal bodyguard of the eldest prince, cold and taciturn

Overall:

I usually dislike cold and taciturn characters because they shuck at communicating, but because of how smol, sweet, and smart the MC is, I can reluctantly accept the ML's character setting. The ending is happy, but I still crave for more extras. I wish there was a sequel or more extras, I can not bear to part with our lovable MC. <<less
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Michelle-08
Michelle-08
Jul 29, 2021
Status: Completed
A little short, heartwarming story. There's also a little sad part (I cried), just keep on reminding yourself that it's a HE!

This is well written, the pacing is just right. The MC's so cute and innoccent, having unrequited love with our ML. Lol. You might experienced some second hand embarassment at first but don't stop, it'll get better I promised. The only thing I am not happy about is that the Emperor bastard didn't get hit with karma BIG TIME!!! Ugh! I hate him so much!!!! I mean why?????? Oh... more>> well, as long as our MC and ML's happy, I'm good. <<less
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RyouRyoubaby
RyouRyoubaby
Jun 11, 2021
Status: Completed
Full of feels in a short story. This is very nice, my kind of story, I really like one sided love and this story started like that, it's funny and a little bit of angst to make your heat clenched in pain, the ending was cute and lovely.
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Fisukisuki
Fisukisuki
Jun 03, 2021
Status: Completed
I didn't expect this novel to make me so Emotional my heart literally ached!!!

God, the Love MC has toward ML... The thing he did for him. But also ML's feelings and action!!! Their Mutual Devotion!!! So Heartbreaking and So Heartwarming!!!!!

I didn't expect to love this novel and the main characters so much!!!! MC and ML is Absolutely Wonderful and their Love is Outstandingly Unconditional!!!
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pary_sara
pary_sara
Jun 02, 2021
Status: Completed
Hello, I’m usually only a lurker and I don’t write any reviews but for this I had to speak up, don’t get me wrong the book is amazing, from its translation to its way writing. The only thing that I have a problem with is that. WHY YHE HELL DID NOT THE EMPEROR BROTHER GET HIS retribution like I don’t know get his reputation ruined or like an extra chapter explaining how he is A TERRIBLE emperor, which I know for sure he is, BUT LIKE REALLY ? AUTHER COME... more>> ON. Give me something that will satisfy me and I can sleep at night. This bothered me so much that I don’t think I can sleep tonight.

that aside for those new readers, enjoy the book, it’s worth five stars but I gave it four for the lack of revenge 😐 <<less
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earlgreyt
earlgreyt
Jan 04, 2021
Status: Completed
A heartwarming short story with some light angst and a dash of mystery in between.

Overall well-balanced story, fluffy parts were fluffy, but had just enough plot to keep the reader invested and interested in the characters' outcome.

If you've read other ancient-style stories, how the plot unfolded is pretty common. But still nice read overall.

... more>> I only wish it was easier to get immersed in the writing.

The translation not only has pinyin everywhere but was extremely inconsistent. For example, the translator would translate Fourth Prince, but not translate "fourth brother." Both forms of address also referred to the same person as well... why?

Not only that, Second Prince was completely pinyin, which gives the false impression that the Second Prince is different or unrelated somehow, when the author literally addressed them all the same way.

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Furthermore, the translator would sometimes say "Ninth Prince" but then alternatively use pinyin to refer to Ninth Prince. Pinyin is not Chinese, it's a guide on pronunciation of Chinese characters. And is especially confusing without the intonation marks.

For people who know Chinese, this becomes even more confusing because in MOST texts, jiu is uncle, not "nine." They have the same pinyin, but because the translation was so inconsistent and flipflopped so many times, half the time my initial impression were that they were saying "little uncle, " not "little nine."

If a form of address that has the exact same character and exact same meaning but are treated completely differently by the translator, it gives the reader the impression that they are not the same people. Which is wrong because they are the same, as intended by the author.

A ton of common ancient phrases were also left in their original pinyin, despite having very commonly accepted translations (like "your highness" and "gentleman"). Some common NON-ancient phrases were also kept pinyin, like "dumplings" and "grandpa."

I almost thought jiaozi was "carriage" for a hot minute... ("dumpling" and "carriage" have the same pinyin when you don't put intonation marks) lol.

At this point, it would be better to put the original Chinese characters in the text, literally would have the same result as footnoting all that pinyin to non-native readers, but at least there's the benefit of readers who know Chinese not getting confused.

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Otherwise, translation was very thorough... I did appreciate some of the onomatopoeia (like ze -> "tsk") getting translated properly. <<less
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Lu9
Lu9
Oct 26, 2020
Status: --
I love this novel! I really enjoy each chapter. Our adorable MC has such a sincere love for ML... I loved your happy ending, I really love it.
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pHantomRJ
pHantomRJ
Feb 28, 2021
Status: Completed
This was a very bittersweet story.

I really like the MC he is so honest with his feelings and adorable. I rarely find MC’s like this.

ML was okay for me nothing to say more about him.

Please read it! It is very worthy of a little bit of time. Short and sweet.

The plot is not complex and easy to read and no need to dwell too much on it. Just give it a go.

Thank you, translators, and many thanks to the author for the hard work.
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potatosince1992
potatosince1
Jan 29, 2021
Status: Completed
Fluff, just fluff.

For a novel tagged as smut, the smut was just the bonus for me, cause the plot and the story was written really well.
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LaynForrest
LaynForrest
Jan 15, 2021
Status: extra
Short and fluffy. Pretty straightforward story with minimal conflicts. Recommended if you're in need for warm and fuzzy feel ingin asap
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twobada
twobada
Jan 04, 2021
Status: --
Giving it 5/5 to pull up the ratings because it deserves it.

This is a short, straightforward story that knows exactly what it wants to be: simple, short, sweet, and charming.

No intricate palace intrigues or drawn out wars. It's just fluff, fluff, more fluff, and a dash of poignant unrequited love. Just a dash.

If you just want to smile and feel silly happy, this is the novel to read.
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Rimamr
Rimamr
Aug 17, 2021
Status: Completed
I'm so into age gap bl novels this one become one of my fav novels ever Xiao Jiu so adorable and Yan gege character so charming
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All night, he knelt in front of the Emperor’s study.

He begged the Emperor, “Since His Majesty has gotten what he wants, can Rui Wang-dianxia be released and given a way to live? I’ll take him and keep him away from the capital, and from henceforth, he’ll no longer approach even half a step near the capital.”

The Emperor’s voice was cold and merciless, and he was very different from the gentle Little Emperor in his impression. He said, “And if We insist on taking his life?”

Yan-daren raised his head and looked straight at him. “Then this subject will do everything to protect him.”

OMG this was the most amazing part of the whole novel

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I read some comments about the angst in this novel I didn't consider it as angst there is some sad parts but it didn't affect the funny in this novel I keep smelling like fool while I'm reading it <<less
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sippingowl
sippingowl
Aug 14, 2021
Status: Completed
It was a nice read!! Pretty cute and funny. I love the MC and ml. The translation is also great. If you're looking for a novel that would warm your heart, you should try this one out. You won't regret it.
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realrinya
realrinya
Jul 20, 2021
Status: --
I don’t think this is pure fluff. There is angst and some sad parts where I felt really sad. First of all fck the emperor I hoped he’d die at the end but too bad nothing happened to him. I mean looking at it logically what could happen to an emperor ofc he is going to be fine but he fcking irritated me a lot ugh I cursed him so much that I’ve ran out of swears. The MC is the best he is so cute I love him the... more>> ML is also really nice our couple is awesome but still there could be a part where we saw how the emperor suffered from his decisions. I know this is the ancient world but It just feels so wrong trying to kill your brother whom you yourself looked after for so many years based on your assumptions idk I can understand him maybe but at the same time I don’t still he is a bad person and deserved a punishment in my opinion. Last chapters were so cute. Recommended <<less
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Pearlybts
Pearlybts
Jul 17, 2021
Status: Completed
Good for a short read. I'm surprised that the pacing didn't seem rushed. Loved it
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