No of Episodes : 22
Author: 席绢 (Xí Juàn)
Female Voice: 十二月的乐飞 (Shí Er Yuè De Lè Fēi)
After I finished with 抢来的新娘 (Qiǎng Lái De Xīn Niáng) – Intransigient Bride, I went to look for more Xi Juan’s book. There were about 12 audiobooks written by Xi Juan in Ximalaya. This is in fact the fourth book of Xi Juan that I listened. When I went to the web to check on her other books, I realised that 交错时光的爱恋 (Jia Cuo Shi Guang De Ai Lian) was also written by Xi Juan which is also one of my favourites. You will notice that Xi Juan’s books are quite short and you can finish the audiobook within 1-2 days.
FL’s mother (Yun Ling Xiu) was poisoned and her legs were amputated by her own mother. She was abused and mentally tortured when she refused to admit that her lover has abandoned her for the past 10 years. Her mother was a crazy woman. She was betrayed by her own husbands and lived in seclusion in the mountain with her two daughters. Her youngest daughter (Yun Xian Zhi) secretly left the mountain 12 years ago with a man that she fell in love with. 10 years ago, Yun Ling Xiu also fell in love with a man that she met near her home. The man asked her to follow him but Yun Ling Xiu declined. Yun Ling Xiu felt bad that she was leaving her mother alone. She wanted to break the news slowly to her mother hence asked the man to come back to pick her up later. Unfortunately, the man did not turn up for the past 10 years.
Yun Ling Xiu has a daughter called Yun Jin Chu (FL). FL was blinded by her granny with a blood curse given the excuse that she was protecting her from men. Yun Ling Xiu sent a message to Yun Xian Zhi to ask for her help after their mother died and her own upcoming death. Yun Xian Zhi came with her husband and son (Han Ji), a 12 year old boy. Yun Ling Xiu asked Yun Xian Zhi to betroth FL to Han Ji as his main wife. When Yun Xian Zhi’s husband went to retrieve his mother in law’s remains from the ravine, he discovered another skeleton. There was a note next to the skeleton. It was a note left for Yun Ling Xiu from her lover to tell her that he did not abandon her. He was killed by Yun Ling Xiu’s mother many years ago.
8 years later….
One day while FL was sitting quietly waiting for her maid, a man appeared. The man fell in love at first sight and kissed her. He said he will marry her despite FL arguing that she was already engaged. She told the man that she was going to marry the following month but was not heard by the man.
ML (Han Xiao) was actually her aunt’s step son that went missing 10 years ago. ML had an argument with his dad and swore that he will not return to Ta Yue Shan Zhuang. When he got to know that his father was killed, he went after the killers to take revenge.
After ML found out that FL was his stepmother’s niece, he changed his mind and returned home. He was shocked when his brother announced his upcoming marriage to FL. FL felt guilty for her feelings towards ML. However FL knew that she would be in safer hands if she married Han Ji.
Han Ji noticed the changes in FL since the appearance of ML and suspected that FL has fallen in love with ML. Han Ji confronted ML to see whether ML was also in love with FL and his acceptance of her blindness. After Han Ji confirmed that ML and FL’s feelings were mutual, he started a plot. Han Ji changed the groom’s name in the invitation to his brother and he went missing on the wedding day. ML took over the role of the groom and initially FL thought it was only a pretend until ML told her their wedding was real.
ML did not want to stay on at Ta Yue Shan Zhuang hence he left with FL traveling around looking for a doctor that could treat her eyes. Life was not that peaceful as FL was just too beautiful and attracted jealous attention from ML’s previous admirers. After a few attempts to hurt FL by ML’s Admirers, ML decided to retire from his wuxia’s life in Jianghu and found a secluded place for them to settle down.
FL’s eyes only recovered 20 years later when her daughter brought back a doctor from Jianghu that has the capability to remove the blood curse.