No of Episodes: 230 + 4 epilogues
Author: 千山茶客 (Qian Shan Cha Ke)
Female Voice: 舒一 (Shu Yi)
I read the translation from ChubbyCheeks site before I went to look for the audiobook in Ximalaya. If you like 庶女有毒 @ 锦绣未央 (Shù Nu You Dú @ Jinxiù Wèiyāng – The Concubine Daughter is Poisonous @ Princess Wei Young), you will most probably like this story. Similar to Princess Wei Yang, FL was betrayed by her husband, the emperor. But she is much luckier than Wei Yang. She has a pair of loving parents and a doting brother. I like ML in this story as compared to Yuan Lie in the Wei Yang story. Their romance only started from episode 118 onwards. At least in this story, it tells the reason for rebirth.
FL (Shen Miau) was punished to death by her husband. Her son, the crown prince was demoted and her daughter died on the way to a political marriage. After she died, she went back to the age of 14 years old before her marriage to 9th Prince.
This time, she decided to change her fate and take revenge against those that had betrayed her in her past live.
FL is a daughter of the well-known general. Her parents left her to be taken care by two paternal uncles’ families and a step grandmother. On the surface, she was doted on and pampered, but their true intention was to make her a foolish girl with no talent. In her previous live, she fell in love with the 9th prince and ran away from home and forced 9th prince to marry her. Due to the fighting between the princes, her family has no choice but to support her and her husband for their fight for the throne.
After her rebirth, she started to see clearly her relatives’ intention. The first person that she took revenge was a Gui Mo Mo, her nanny that betrayed her. The second was her first cousin sister and the third was the Yi Ching Wang Ye. YCWY is a brutal man. He plotted with FL’s auntie to rape FL but due to FL’s intelligence, she managed to swap herself with her cousin sister instead.
ML (Xia Jing Xing) is the son of Xia General family. His mother is a princess but passed away after she gave birth to ML. His mother died of sadness when her husband took in a concubine. ML in actual fact is the Rui Wang from the Liang country. He has been pretending to be Xia Jia Xing since he was very young. The real Xia Jia Xing has been murdered by the Xia concubine.
Wang Fu Hau – a prince from the Chin Country. In FL’s past live, she was taken to Chin country as ransom by WFH. While she was there, she was bullied and humiliated for 5 years before she returned home. In FL’s present live, WFH was killed by ML and the blame was passed on to Ming Xi crown prince.
Fu Xiu Yee – 9th prince of Ming Xi country. In FL’s past live, she was crazily in love with FXY and caused the downfall of her entire family and the death of her own children. In the present live, FXY is FL number enemy.
Pei Lang – a scholar that became FXY’s advisor. In FL’s past live, she had begged PL to help to save her children but was rejected. In the present live, FL plotted from the beginning to get PL to become her spy on FXY.
In FL’s past live……
FL offered a bowl of water to a Taoist master on her way back from the Chin country back to Ming Xi country. The Taoist master advised her not to return to Ming Xi country but FL said she has to because of her children. In return for the bowl of water, the Taoist master gave her a strand of red thread.
After her return to Ming Xi country, one day after a function, she was drunk and met ML. ML was about to leave the country for a war and FL offered a farewell wine to ML for his safe return. She has also given the red thread to ML. ML promised to fulfill a wish of FL when he returns after the war.
Pei Lang could not forgave himself for playing a part in pushing FL to death. He went to seek advice from a Monk and the Monk said he can help FL to relive again but Pei Lang needs to sacrifice himself when the time comes.
ML attacked Ming Xi country and found out from his staff that FL’s remains could not be found as the cold palace was burnt to ashes. After FXY and Lin Mei Ren (FXY’s consort) were killed, the red thread disappeared. ML assumed that FL’s wish was to see the end of Ming Xi country.
Lin Mei Ren burnt everything that was related to FL but there was still a part of her soul attached to the red thread that FL gave to ML hence she could not leave the world peacefully.
Hence the reason why FL was able to time travel back to the past to relive her life again.