No of Episodes: 29
Author: 席绢 (Xi Juan)
Female Voice: 风儿 (Fēng er)
This story is part of “Ping Po Han Zhan” series. The ML and FL in 怪丫头 (Guai Ya Tou) – Strange Girl also appeared in this story. According to Feng Er, there are another two more stories in the same series which she has no intention of producing them.
ML (Long Yu Xing) is also called Jiu Ye in the Long family. ML left home to wander in Jiang Hu when he was very young. ML has created a name for himself and settled down in Dong Bei. Once a year, he will return to Wu Chang to visit his family. Whenever the Long family runs into a financial problem, they will go to him for help. The Long family’ s wealth has deteriorated since it reaches his father’s generation. ML’s father likes to act philanthropic and some of his siblings like to pretend like a wuxia.
ML is really frustrated as everyone in the family knows about the rootcause of the financial problem and yet none of them wants to acknowledge the problem. The 1st young Long master went to Liu Chuan Province to collect rent but the rent ended up being donated to the Kai Yuan school. The 3rd missus wanted to build a pond in her courtyard but overuse the explosives and damages her own room. She and her husband have to move to stay at the hotel. ML’s father went to collect rent and ended up sponsoring 7 young men to attend the government exams. ML’s father number 7th wife is going deliver his 21st child soon. ML’s father even donated a parcel of the land to Kai Yuan school and then ran away for holiday with his concubines after he got to know ML has come home. This is very common for the Long family. Whenever they did something wrong, they will try to hide away from ML.
ML went to Kai Yuan school to find someone who he can recruit to manage his family’s finance and control his family members. ML met FL (Yan Mo Su), wife to the owner (Liu Luo Hua) of Kai Yuan School. FL put on a thick make-up and over-accessorize herself with gold jewellery. FL initially refused help ML but then reluctantly agreed after she received help from ML.
FL felt like being tricked into a pirate ship. The Long family is on the verge of bankruptcy and yet still continue to spend extravagantly. FL started to cut costs. FL reduced the number of dishes for each meal, cut the usage of excessive candles or lanterns at night, cut away the monthly allowance of the young masters and missus. FL makes the 2nd young master to sell his painting and then persuade another young Long master to use the explosive to make into fireworks for sale.
ML was busy settling the problem created by his two brothers. His brothers stole the Ping Po Han Zhan and this is inviting disaster to Long’s family. Everyone in Jianghu wants Ping Po Han Zhan had started to sneak into their home to steal it or challenge ML for a fight.
At this time, Shao Li and Zhan Lan (ML and FL in Guai Ya Tou) came to visit ML. Zhan Lan found out that Liu Luo Hua (LLH) is actually a girl. LLH dressed as a boy since she was 5 years old by his father. When her father passed away, she gave up the Liu Fang School instead of fighting it with Rou Yan Chen (RYC). LLH always move houses to avoid RYC.
FL’s ex-fiancee (Peng Feng) borrowed money from her father to do business. When Peng Feng became successful, he did not tell FL’s father and quietly moved his family away. When FL’s father got to know about it, he went to see Peng Feng. Peng Feng threw them out. FL’s father fell sick after that. They were fortunate to meet with LLH and she helps them.
ML knows RYC’s personality and did not believe FL when she complained about RYC. ML asked FL to meet with RYC discuss the issues he has with LLH instead of avoiding RYC.
ML got attracted to FL, unfortunately, she was married. When Zhan Lan revealed that LLH is a woman, ML started to pursue FL. FL has low self-esteem when Peng Feng rejected her. Hence she covered herself in heavy make-up and jewellery. ML confessed to FL that he likes her for who she is and not her talent for making money. FL also slowly open up to ML.
ML came out with an idea to get rid of everyone’s attention to his family because of the Ping Po Han Zan. FL and the Long family members started to sell fake Ping Po Han Zan. For those that bought it thought it was real and quickly left town. Slowly, the attention towards the Long family diminished.
ML married FL and moved his entire family to Dong Bei so that he can keep them under his monitoring.