No of Episodes : 65
Author: 是今(Shì Jīn)
Multiple voices : 暮玖, 阑珊梦, 赵羞涩, 簌簌, 家芮, 全小全, 希古, 地狱冥想, 阑珊梦, 猫小白, 馨児, 流逝, 我影随风, 安可, 谷仓, 葫芦，暮玖等 (Mù Jiǔ, Lán Shān Mèng, Zhào Xiū Sè, Sù Sù, Jiā Ruì, Quán Xiǎo Quán, Xī Gǔ, Dì Yù Míng Xiǎng, Māo Xiǎo Bái, Xīn Er, Liú Shì, Wǒ Yǐng Suí Fēng, Ān Kě, Gǔ Cāng, Hú Lu, Mù Jiǔ Děng)
I am taking a short break from the audiobook to watch Ode to Joy 2. It took a week for me to complete this audiobook. There were two male suitors in this book that you will like. This is the same author as 美人难嫁 (Mei Ren Nan Jia) and 折尽春风 (Zhe Jin Chun Feng) which I like. Noticed a similar trait in Shi Jin’s book. The story always starts with FL disliking the ML and then slowly the love will start to grow between them.
FL (Si Tian)’s family went into bankruptcy after her father was killed. Both her mother and younger brother were poisoned. Her younger brother did not survive and her mother has been sick ever since. FL wanted to become the student of Master Shao Pei as she heard that each student can bring home 10 cents every month. That will be sufficient to pay for the doctor charges and the medication for her mother. FL was asked a challenging question at the entrance of the Qi Shi Men. ML1 (Shang Yu) asked for a kiss before he allowed FL to enter Qi Shi Men to see Master Shao Pei. Since FL was desperate, she agreed. Besides FL, there was another new student (Lin Xi Yan).
ML2 (Pei Yun Kuang) is actually a prince. He saw FL and get Shao Pei to accept FL into Qi Shi Men. Shao Pei was curious why ML2 wanted FL. The current emperor was very sick and has descendant. Hence there was a fight among the emperor’s brothers to take over the throne if the emperor was to pass away.
Su Pian was asked by Shao Pei to teach FL and LXY medical and poison lessons. Besides Shang Yu, there were two more male students in Qi Shi Men ie. Qi Yang, 3rd apprentice brother, Xie Chong 2nd apprentice brother.
ML1 fell in love with FL. ML2 was also attracted to FL. ML2 helped FL to get her mother treated. In return, FL went to work for ML2 as his personal maid and poison taster. FL also seems to be attracted to ML2 but knowing her own status, she controlled her feelings.
When FL’s mother arranged for a betrothal between FL and an old family friend’s son (Wu Long), both ML1 and ML2 were upset with FL. After ML1 saw FL met with Wu Long, he got jealous and kissed FL. When FL returned to Wang Fu, she met with ML2. ML2 thought she was kissed by Wu Long and got jealous as well.
FL loves ML2 but knowing his ambition and her unwillingness to be one of his many women, she decided to let go. ML1 has been actively pursuing her and slowly she accepted him.
ML1 told FL his background and his ambition which is also similar with ML2. FL hesitated once again but ML1 forcefully made it clear to FL that he will not let her go. He has also promised FL that she will be his only woman.
After ML1 became Cang Lan emperor, FL misunderstood that ML1 is going to marry a princess instead of her, she left with her mother.
Three years later.
FL was living with her mother in a small town. FL gave birth to a baby boy. Zhi Yang found FL. ZY told FL that ML1 has been searching for her for the last 3 years. ML1 rushed from Cang Lan after he received news from ZY.
ZY warned ML1 that FL already married with a child and the child does not look like him. ML1 went to confront FL and cleared the misunderstandings between them.