“There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.” ― Mandy Hale
Yao was a lover of beautiful things – though he, himself, did not fancy being called beautiful. He lived in a beautiful palace full of beautiful things from different countries as well as his own. He never ventured outside of the palace walls. It wasn’t very pretty out there. From what parts he had seen, the world was full of filth – beggars on the street in dirty and tattered clothes that looked as if they had never bathed in their lives. And the upper class wasn’t much. At least, not in comparison to him. You might say the emperor was very vain.
So vain it made choosing a bride difficult. And once he found someone whose beauty he found worthy, he found her to be insufferable and refused to marry her. But at least he could take comfort by surrounding himself with beautiful things.
On the edge of the kingdom near the d