No of Episodes : 144 + 1 epilogue
Author : 弱顏 (Ruò Yán)
Female Voice: 龙汐 (Long Xi)
I have listened to two similar time travel stories consecutively where the FL was divorced by her husband and used her modern day knowledge to support herself and fall in love again with the right man.
FL’s (Shuǐ Yōu Hán) soul came from the modern world. She became the wife to Chu Xi, a general. The story started with Chu Xi getting married to another wife (Zhao Xin Ya) given the same wife status as FL. FL was accused of having an affair and was caught by her personal maid (Xing Er). After she killed herself, their soul switched. FL later made an agreement with her mother in law to allow her to leave the Chu family to stay in a village far away from the city. She was given a fixed sum every month for her living cost. She can keep the harvest from the farm for her own use. FL left with her nanny and another maid (Xiao Hong). Xing Er did not want to leave with them. FL already suspected that Xing Er was the traitor that framed her. In their agreement, FL will be served a divorce notice after two years later. FL was not allowed to tell anyone her identity.
In the farm house, there was a caretaker (Uncle Hai) who was also asked to keep an eye on FL. FL started to settle in her live in the village. She later found out that she was pregnant. Initially she wanted to abort the baby but later changed her mind. She became friend with a doctor called Ou Yang Zhen Yi (ML). ML helped to keep FL’s pregnancy secret. After she gave birth to a baby boy (Qi Er), ML and her maids created a story to say that the baby was abandoned and FL wanted to adopt the baby. But someone in the Chu family did not want FL to live in peace. They plotted to frame FL with murder. Luckily ML managed to find ways to help FL. FL started to address ML as big brother. In order to prevent the Chu family from creating problem, she moved out from the Chu property and move to Ji Shui City.
Initially FL stayed at ML’s home but to avoid any gossip, she moved to a property next to ML’s house. FL also started to ask for separation from Chu Xi with the help from ML. FL started to settle down and made friends with Wang Yan Ran, Wang Xuan and Shen Yen. There were two female antagonists ie. Yan Yi Niang used to be ML’s fiancée but now married to Shen 2nd master as his concubine. Yan Yi Niang plotted with her mother to get ML to marry her sister Jiang Yi Er but their plan was thwarted by FL. In the past, ML took care of Yan Yi Niang’s family when their dad passed away. Yan Yi Niang thought she can takes advantage of ML’s gentleness and loyalty to get him to marry her sister instead. The objective was to cheat ML’s family wealth.
ML proposed to FL but was rejected by FL. FL asked ML to think again as she will only marry due to love and not out of responsibility. FL expanded her soap business and allowed ML, Shen Yen and Wang Xuan to take a percentage of share in her business. FL then left with Shen Yen and Wang Xuan to the north for a business trip and met with the emperor disguised as a wealthy merchant.
After FL returned from a business trip, ML proposed to FL again. This time FL accepted his proposal. On her wedding day, Qi Er was kidnapped by Uncle Hai. Since FL has decided to marry ML, Uncle Hai felt that the child should be returned to the Chu family. Uncle Hai was killed after he realised that it was a trap by someone from the Chu family. FL managed to save Qi Er.
ML & FL decided to go to the capital city. FL got the support from the Chang Princess (sister to the emperor) and went to see Chu Xi to get him to re-sign the separation agreement and backdated it to two years ago. FL and ML also plotted to get FL’s family to agree with their marriage. They went through the wedding rites again. After their wedding, ML invited a few distinguished guests to witness the inclusion of Qi Er into the Ou Yang’s family ancestry book as his eldest son. Chu Si and his general father came during this time to prevent the event. But after Chu Si’s father saw the last letter from Uncle Hai, he changed his mind.
Zhou Xin Ya has not given up her evil plan to hurt FL. Zhou Xin Ya’s stepsister, Chu Xi’s sister and Wang Yan Ran were selected as royal concubines to enter the palace. Zhou Xin Ya plotted with her stepsister and Chu Xi’s sister to frame FL when Zhou Xin Ya had a miscarriage. They also tried to force FL to kill herself but FL managed to escape. FL’s name was eventually cleared by the ML and the Justice Department. FL used to be very close friend with Wang Yan Ran but after that incident, she was disappointed with Wang Yan Ran for not speaking up for her.
Chu Xi’s sister was poisoned and the originator of the poison led to the Zhou’s family and the empress dowager. The emperor’s biological mother was killed by the empress dowager. Zhou Xin Ya at last confessed that she used Chu Xi’s manpower in her previous attempt to kill FL and it was done with the permission from Chu Xi.
The story ended with FL living in the grape farm with ML and their two sons and a daughter. Meanwhile Qi Er has became a general.