No Episode : 71 + 1 Epilogue
Author: 锦竹 (Jǐn Zhú)
Female Voice: 酌墨萦香 (Zhuó Mò Yíng Xiāng); Male Voice: Hao San Su
It is often we hear rebirth story where FL will take revenge against those that betrayed her and then FL will take a different life path to avoid the same tragedy. This story is quite different. FL fall in love with the same man even though she tried to avoid him. It was fate that brings them together as both deserved a second chance. No matter how cruel ML was towards FL in her previous life, ML actually loves FL. There is an epilogue about ML in his previous life. The irritating part was FL not telling ML why she resisted him. FL can always create a story about a dream of her past life as a way of explaining why they should not be together. FL has seen the lovelorn looks from ML which she knew very well that ML loves her. I highly recommended this audiobook as it is not the usual lengthy rebirth story and it has both male and female voices.
In FL’s past life, FL (Bai Zhi) loved ML (Mu Tu Su) very much and did not mind being his concubine. Unfortunately ML loved another girl. FL’s Dad (Bai Yuan) was in the crown prince’s camp hence when the throne was taken over by 3rd prince, her family was executed by ML. ML is the son of a Wang Ye that sided with 3rd Prince. FL eventually killed herself jumping from a tower. When FL woke up, she went back to 5 years prior to the tragedy.
Since she was given a second chance to live, she told herself that she will not love ML again. FL met ML 2 years earlier as compared to her past life. ML saved FL from an accident and when FL saw ML, she ran away without a thank you. They met a few more times and every time she ran way. ML sense her hostility towards him and questioned whether he has offended her in the past. ML got more attracted to her and asked for her hand in marriage. FL thought ML wanted to marry her stepsister (Bai Shou) and fully encourage ML to submit his marriage proposal to her family. When FL got to know that ML wanted to marry her instead, she begged her father to reject the proposal. Of course Bai Yuan disagreed. FL went to ask ML to cancel the marriage proposal and told him that she loves someone else. ML also disagreed but he eventually retracted the proposal after FL stabbed herself to force him to do. FL has lost her reputation in the town when everyone heard about the engagement withdrawal. No one dare to marry FL.
Two years later…
In FL’s previous life, Bai Yuan had betrothed FL to a man called Pei Jiu which she has never met. FL was so in love with ML that she drugged ML with an aphrodisiac to get him to sleep with her the day before his wedding to Bai Shou. Hence the bride was switched from Bai Shou to FL. In her present life, FL lied to her family that Pei Jiu was her lover and when Pei Jiu truly appeared, FL continued her pretense. Bai Yuan was happy with Pei Jiu but Pei Jiu rejected FL. FL intersected Bai Yuan’s letter to Bai Shou in the capital city as she did not want her father to advance his career further the tragedy from happening. This was found out by Bai Yuan and FL was sent to live with her uncle near the border as punishment.
On the way to the border, FL saved her cousin brother (Liu Ji) but she did not recognise him until she reached her uncle’s house. Liu Ji was a food supplier to the military for a few countries. Nan Zhou country sent a killer to threaten Liu Ji and kidnapped his sister (Liu Ru). FL went to the slave auction with Liu Ji to save Liu Ru and met ML there. ML saved Liu Ru but only willing to release Liu Ru if FL agreed to spend an evening with him. Liu Ru likes ML too but was rejected by ML. FL gave a whimsy comment that it will be more fruitful to drug ML with an aphrodisiac to settle the matter. FL regretted when Liu Ru took the suggestion seriously. FL tried to save ML but was found to be trapped on ML’s bed. FL managed to escaped before her her innocence was taken by ML.
FL returned to Su City after Bai Yuan was promoted and planning to move to the to the capital city. Meanwhile, FL found out that her personal maid (Qing He) was pregnant. FL’s friend (Jiu Chan) came to visit her and due to some miscommunication, Jiu Chan thought FL was pregnant by ML. When the town people got to know about the pregnancy, they wanted to prosecute FL to burn her for her illicitness despite her argument that she was not pregnant. ML arrived in time with Jiu Chan to save FL. ML told FL that he did not mind even if the baby was not his.
FL later discovered that she was the biological child of the new magistrate (Zheng Zi Chen) in town that took over Bai Yuan’s position. FL then plotted to get Bai Yuan to divorce her mum so that her mum could be with Zheng Zi Chen.
FL and her brother (Bai Su) was instructed by Bai Yuan to join him in the capital city. FL said she will go first and her brother will follow shortly after he recovered from his illness. FL was kidnapped on the way and was sent to become a military prostitute. When FL saw Pei Jiu in his camp, she threw herself at him for help without realising that ML was also present. ML was very sad and disappointed. In order to keep FL in the military camp, Pei Jiu lied that FL was pregnant and this lie coincided with what ML was told previously. FL discovered an assassination attempt and was injured trying to save ML. It was during this time that ML got to know FL’s faked pregnancy.
One day, there was news that Pei Jin’s grandfather and his brother were trapped by their enemy. ML went to rescue them. Pei Jin sneaked out to join the soldiers and when FL heard about it, she also sneaked out to prevent Pei Jin from getting hurt. FL remembered from her past life, ML went missing during this mission for a few months. When he returned, he brought back his true love (Nan Zhao Princess). Pei Jin’s brother lost both his limbs trying to save his grandfather. This time, ML was injured and FL saved him. They went hiding in the forest and met with Qing He. Qing He has married a hunter and was expecting their first child. Qing He told FL that after she left Su city she went to see Liu Ji. Liu Ji forced Qing He to abort her baby.
FL and ML spent their time in the village and became quite close no matter how resisted her own feelings towards ML. When it was time for them to return to the military camp, Pei Jin was still missing. ML forced FL to go to the capital city with him. Since Bai Yuan was in the crown prince camp, he wanted to cancel the engagement between FL and ML. But they cannot do it without a valid reason. Hence Bai Yun asked FL to get involved with another man to start a scandal to force ML to cancel the engagement. The plan was thwarted by ML because he ended sleeping FL.
ML wanted to marry FL as his main wife but was rejected by ML’s dad. FL went to the temple planning to become a nun to avoid marrying ML. But the plan was canceled when she found out that she was pregnant. No matter how she resisted and tried to change her fate, she still ended up as ML’s concubine. FL decided finally to take another risk to stay on with ML as his wife. FL no longer resisted ML or hide her true feelings from ML. At this time, Pei Jin has returned to the capital city. He heard FL’s confession that she has never loved him and only used him as a shield to resist her feelings towards ML. Things started to change when Nan Zhao Small Princess appeared. Through some plot by ML’s father, ML was forced to marry Nan Zhao Small Princess as his main wife. FL asked for a divorce but was rejected by ML. ML eventually agreed to prevent his father from hurting FL. FL returned to Bai Yun’s home.
FL was kept in her room for a month. Pei Jin administered a “Gu” to make FL fall in love with him. In the meantime Nan Zhao princess also tried to administer the same “Gu” on ML but was found out. Nan Zhou Princess was killed. Pei Jin married FL and before they could start their new live together, FL was kidnapped by a Mobei Prince. The Mobei Prince used FL as a pawn to kill ML. FL and ML managed to survived but ML went into a coma. Pei Jin knew that he was lying to himself as FL only loves ML. All the past happy memories of FL was with ML but because of the “Gu”, FL thought it was Pei Jin. Pei Jin divorced FL and asked Jiu Chan to bring ML and FL back to Su City. Jiu Chan fed FL a powder to keep her unconscious for a few months while Jiu Chan’s husband treated ML.
Pei Jin knew that he will not live long because of his health. He also knew that the crown prince will not be a good ruler hence he made an exchange with Nan Zhao minister to help 3rd prince to get the throne in exchange for the “Gu” to make FL fall in love with him. When PJ died, the “Gu” also ended.