No of Episodes: 409 + 7 epilogues
Author: 君残心 (Jūn Cán Xīn)
Female Voice: 黎诺音坊 (Lí Nuò Yīn Fang)
I randomly picked this rebirth story. Do not be misled into thinking that it is a lengthy audiobook. Except for episode 1, the rest of the episodes are only 9 – 10 minutes per episode.
The plot of this story is different from the other rebirth stories that I heard before. At first, I thought the second ML (Ning Yu) was a heartless man. I was wrong. Ning Yu truly loves the FL and sacrificed his own son to protect FL’s life. It is kind of sad that FL ended with another man after the rebirth.
FL (Su Mu Jin) and her sister (Su Yun Jin) married the same man (Ning Yu). Ning Yu is the son of Ning Wang. FL’s son (Rui Er) got sacrificed to save the newborn baby of Su Yun Jin. The doctor claimed that the blood of Rui Er can use to save his sibling. Rui Er died due to excessive bleeding. FL curse Ning Yu and if she ever lives again, she will make every one of them regret what they did to her. FL took her son and jumped off a cliff. FL wanted to die far away from the Ning Wang Fu.
When FL woke up, she went back to 13 years old. After her mother’s death, FL had distanced herself from her father (Su Qing Yun) after he promoted Liu concubine (Liu Shi) as the main wife. FL regretted her past action because her father loves her a lot. When the Su family got into trouble, to save her life, her father quickly arranged for her and Su Yun Jin to marry into Ning Wang.
FL fell into the lake and suspected that someone pushed her. The first thing she did after she woke up is to repair her relationship with her father (Su Qing Yun). Then, she slowly revealed to Su Qing Yu the mistreatment she got from Liu Shi. Liu Shi got beaten 20 lashes as punishment in front of the servants. Old Madam Su failed to stop Su Qing Yun.
Many years ago, Liu Shi grew up in the same village as Su Qing Yun. Liu Shi saw the potential in Su Qing Yun. Liu Shi looked after Old Madam Su when Su Qing Yun went to the city to sit for the government exam. After Su Qing Yun passed the exam, he married Chu Rou. Liu Shi got Old Madam Su to bring her to the capital city and later schemed to get Old Madam Su to give her to Su Qing Yun as his concubine.
Chu Ruo gave birth to FL, Su Yun Jin and Su Cong. After the birth of FL and Su Yun Jin, Chu Rou’s health deteriorated hence she arranged for Su Yun Jin sent to the village looked after by Old Madam Su. Su Yun Jin was closer to Liu Shi than her own biological mother even after she came back to live in the city.
After the beatings, Liu Shi plotted to get Old Madam Su to punish FL. Liu Shi’s plan thwarted by FL. Liu Shi did not give up. During the death anniversary of Chu Ruo, she suggested they go to the temple in the mountain for prayer. Liu Shi set another trap for FL.
On the way to the temple, FL bumped into her maternal uncle’s wife, Wu Shi and her cousin brother Chu Jun Tao. Wu Shi and Chu Rao were very close when she first got married into the Chu family. Wu Shi told herself that she will try to amend the relationship between the Chu Family and FL. After Chu Rao died, Old Madam Chu’s heart broke and she refused to forgive Su Qing Yun and his children. No one allowed to talk about Chu Rao and her children in the Chu Residence. The Chu family broke their ties with the Su Family.
Liu Shi asked her brother (Li Guang) to arrange a man to rape FL. Liu Shi fed the man the strongest aphrodisiac drug. Liu Guang thought it was a waste to let FL raped by the man hence he planned to do the job himself. FL managed to escape. The man has gone mad after he took the drug hence when he saw Liu Guang, he raped Liu Guang instead. FL instructed her bodyguard to abduct Liu Shi and send her to the man. When the man saw Liu Shi, he raped her as well.
News about Su Cong and FL went missing reached the ears of Su Qing Yun, Chu Chen and Ning Yu. The man confessed that it was Liu Shi who recruited him. Liu Guang went mad after the raped and scolded Liu Shi. Everything came out in the open. Liu Guang also revealed how Liu Shi caused the death of Chu Rao. After hearing that, Su Qing Yun vomited blood and blamed himself for what happened to Chu Rao.
After everyone had left. Ning Yu sensed that someone was hiding looking at the incident. Ning Yu asked them to show themselves. Chu Li jumped from the tree with FL. Ning Yu was not happy to see Chu Li being so close to FL. FL also thought it was better to leave with Ning Yu since she was still Ning Yu’s fiancée. FL distanced herself from Ning Yu after they walked away from Chu Li. Ning Yu insisted an answer from FL why she wanted to cancel their engagement. FL told Ning Yu the reason briefly without going into details. Their conversation was heard by Chu Li. Chu Li asked his staff to investigate the history of Ning Yu and FL.
After FL got back to the Su Residence, a servant came to tell her that Bi Yu, a maid from the Old Madam Su’s courtyard sneaked into Su Qing Yun’s study room. Bi Yu seems to have martial arts. FL has been waiting for the hidden enemy to show themselves. Now that she knows of Bi Yu’s identity, she will try to find out who was the real mastermind who eliminated the Su Family in her previous life.
FL made a pact with Chu Li. In return for Chu Li’s protection for Su Family, she will marry Chu Li.
Su Qing Yun took Li Shi to the grave of Chu Rao planning to kill her there. A thunderstruck and the tomb fell apart. Su Qing Yun thought it was a sign from Chu Rao and went crazy and broke the coffin. Su Qing Yun shocked when he saw there was nothing in the coffin. FL arrived to see the same as well.
Li Shi got murdered but made to look as if she fell off the cliff. FL asked Chu Li to find out the where about of her mother. Chu Li later came back with news that Chu Rao did not die but suspected that she left under duress. FL told Su Qing Yun. Su Qing Yun said he will resign from his job after the examination is over and will go look for Chu Rao.
Old Madam Su’s jealousy went overboard and revealed at last that she was not Su Qing Yun’s biological mother. Su Qing Yun got to know that he could be a missing child of an affluent family because of his clothing when he was first found by Old Master Su. Old Master Su did not tell Old Madam Su the real story hence Old Madam Su treated Su Qing Yun unfairly since young thinking that Su Qing Yun was the illegitimate son of her husband. Su Qing Yun felt very sad but also relieved to know the truth.
Chu Jun Tao went to Su’s Family to invite FL, Su Yun Jin and Su Cong for a short stay at Chu’s Residence. Su Yun Jin thought that she can get support from her maternal grandmother but her plan backfired. Su Yun Jin got kicked out of the Chu’s residence when she tried to harm FL. FL told her maternal grandmother and her uncle, Chu Chen that her mother was still alive. Chu Chen disagreed with Su Qing Yun’s plan to resign and explained what the possible repercussion. Chu Chen told FL that the earlier Emperor actually like Chu Rao but reluctant to make her his consort knowing the complications in the palace. The Empress Dowager knows that the Emperor has someone in his heart but do not know who. The Empress Dowager has her spies in all the high official’s home.
Chu Li went to the palace to ask the Emperor (Ning Yi) to give FL to him for marriage. The Emperor got angry as FL was his cousin brother (Ning Yu)’s fiancée. After Chu Li left, the Empress Dowager (Xu Xi Zhi) went to see the Emperor. The Empress Dowager suggested to the Emperor to consider changing Su Qing Yun as the Head of Examination after she saw reports from the official criticising Su Qing Yun due to Su Yun Jin’s behaviour. That night, Ning Yi went to see Chu Li in secret. Chu Li said it was to everyone benefits if FL cancels her engagement with Ning Yu.
When An Ning Princess/Zhang Yan Ran heard that Chu Li went to the palace, she also went to the palace hoping to meet Chu Li. Zhang Yan Ran is the adopted daughter of Empress Dowager and given the title An Ning Princess. Zhang Yan Ran (ZYR) loves Chu Li and wants to marry Chu Li. Xu Xi Zhi (XXZ) told ZYR that she can marry anyone except Chu Li. After ZYR left, Wang Eunuch pacified XXY and slowly arousing XXY for sex. Wang Eunuch pretended as a eunuch to continue his illicit affair with XXZ in the palace.
FL found out that someone fed Su Cong a slow dying poison for a few years. FL suspected it was Old Madam Su and plotted to get Old Madam Su to show her true self. FL told Wang Chuan to let Su Qing Yun know about Old Madam Su’s plan to poison FL and Su Cong. Old Madam Su’s own sons abandoned her and told Su Qing Yun that they will agree to whatever his decision will be. Su Qing Yun took away all the servants from Old Madam Su’s courtyard and left only two old servants to serve her. Old Madam Su was not allowed to leave her courtyard anymore. FL asked the kitchen to serve pork belly on every meal to Old Madam Su which led to her having a stroke at last.
FL took Su Yun Jin to Ning Wang Fei’s birthday party. Ning Wang Fei asked to meet with FL before the party started. After the meeting, FL wandered off and stopped at her previous residence. She cried until she vomited blood. FL wiped the blood from her mouth and left the courtyard. Ning Yu was looking at FL through a window gap. Ning Yu picked up the handkerchief thrown on the floor and kept it. His health is getting worse and he told Ning Pu to arrange everything according to FL’s wish. Without their knowledge, ML was also looking at them from on top of the tree.
That day, Su Yun Jin found alone in a room with Ning Yu. Su Yun Jin claimed that Ning Yu has seen her body and wanted Ning Yu to take responsibility. FL took the opportunity to ask the Emperor to cancel her engagement. Su Yun Jin will enter the Ning Fu as a concubine without any dowry. When Su Yun Jin got home, Su Qing Yun got very angry with her and strike her name off from the Su’ family book.
FL met an assassination on her way home from Ning Wang Fu. ML arrived to save FL and got injured as well. The assassination arranged by Ning Yu to see whether ML‘s feelings towards FL was real. Ning Yu invited ML for a drink and confessed that he has lost to him. Ning Yu asked the Emperor to pass an edict to give FL to ML.
Empress Dowager (Xu Xi Zhi) invited FL to a party. FL offended Lin Ruo (Xu Au’s wife). FL met another assassination in the palace but saved by the Emperor (Ning Yi). Ning Yi actually loves FL since young and reluctant to pass the edict until ML reminded him. Chang Princess announced that FL is her god-daughter and warned others not to bully FL.
On FL’s wedding night, ML told FL his life story. ML said his brothers and mother’s death were caused by Xu Xi Zhi. The person supporting Xu Xi Zhi is Chu Wang. Xu Xi Zhi is Chu Wang’s first love. Chu Wang did not punish XXZ after knowing what she did to his wife and sons. ML has given up hope on Chu Wang. ML said he has planned for 21 years to take revenge against XXY but because of Chu Wang protection, he has not been successful to get rid of XXY. ML said his face has actually recovered and shown her his face. ML and FL did not consummate their marriage. ML said he will wait until FL is ready to accept him.
Xu Au humiliated ML on his wedding day. When Chu Wang heard about it, he instructed his staff to beat Xu Au and sent a message to Xu Xi Zhi. The next day, Xu Au went to the palace. Despite his injury, Xu Xi Zhi gave Xu Au another beating saying that she has to do that to pacify Chu Wang. Xu Au went unconscious after the beatings. Lin Rou personally took care of Xu Au until her personal maid (A Mo) told her that Xu Au’s mistress came to Xu Residence saying that she was pregnant with Xu Au’s baby. Lin Ruo got angry and planned to leave Xu Residence but stopped by Master Xu. A Mo got killed blocking an attack for Lin Ruo. Lin Ruo subdued at last and locked in the wood room. Lin Ruo regretted not listening to her father’s advice not to marry into the Xu’s family. Lin Ruo now knows that Xu Au deceived her with his love. The Xu’s family just want to use the military power of Lin’s family. Whatever that happened in the Xu’s family was planned by Ning Yi. Ning Yi followed FL’s advice to split the alliance of the Xu and Lin.
Ning Yu went into a coma after he attended FL’s wedding. In his dream, he saw his son, Ruo Er and an old man. He asked the old man to give him more time to do what he needs to do. Ning Pu went to see FL and told her that Ning Yu is about to die. ML accompanied FL to Ning Fu. FL shocked when she saw Ning Yu. FL got to know that Ning Yu also went through the rebirth like her. FL said she understood why Ning Yu sacrificed Ruo Er but she still could not forgive him. After FL left, Ning Yu went to see Su Yun Jin. It was time to settle Su Yun Jin once and for all.
FL went home to see her father the third day after the wedding. Li Concubine begged FL to save Su Yin Jin (FL’s stepsister). Su Yin Jin has entered the palace and got selected as Chai Ren.
Chang Princess held a party at her residence. FL met Xu Fen Dai there. Xu Fen Dai is the second daughter of 1st Xu Master and she was going to enter the palace to replace Xu Gui Fei. Xu Fen Dai poisoned FL. When FL got home, ML realised something very wrong with FL. FL got poisoned with a very strong aphrodisiac and another harmful drug. The drug will kill FL and ML. ML has no choice but to make love to FL resolve the poison. ML worried that FL would blame him after she woke up. FL asked ML to give her more time for her to forget her past.
FL and ML invited to attend a wedding party at the Xu’s residence. Lin Ruo managed to escape with the help of her childhood friend. Lin Ruo purposely used the event to tell everyone what Xu Au did to her. Lin Ruo wrote the first divorce paper as a woman to her husband. Ning Yi invited Lin Ruo to stay at the palace until winter is over to return home. At the same time, another incident happened during the party. Zhang Yan Ran raped by 2nd Xu Master (Xu Fan). ZYR tried to kill herself. Xu Xi Zhi forced ML to marry ZYR. Chu Wang came after he heard that Zhang Yan Ran got seriously injured. ML criticised Xu Xi Zhi and Chu Wang’s action. Chu Wang agreed to let Zhang Yan Ran stays at the Chu residence to recuperate.
FL found out that she was pregnant after she got home. That night, they found out that Zhang Yan Ran has moved to the courtyard next door. Chu Wang knows that his son would not listen to him hence he warned FL mindful of her action. FL argued and Chu Wang got angry and almost gave FL a deathly hit. ML blocked it off. What Chu Wang did has also made Chu Po sad and announced that he is leaving Chu Wang’s service.
Despite how ML criticised Zhang Yan Ran, Zhang Yan Ran continued to stay on at Chu Residence. In the end, FL and ML plotted to let Zhang Yan Ran find out her birth story. Chu Wang thought Zhang Yan Ran was unconscious hence started to talk about his past with Xu Xi Zhi, her being his daughter and Chu Li is her real brother hence they cannot be together. After Zhang Yan Ran woke up, she went to see her mother Madam Zhang to ask about her birth. After confirming the story, she went to the palace to see Xu Xi Zhi. Zhang Yan Ran stabbed Xu Xi Zhi. Eunuch Wang overheard their conversation and came out to scold Zhang Yan Ran. Xu Xi Zhi did not appreciate what Eunuch Wang did and reprimanded him instead. Eunuch Wang said to Xu Xi Zhi that their relationship is over.
Zhang Yan Ran went back to the Chu Residence. When she woke up, she saw Chu Wang in her room scolding the servant. Zhang Yan Ran criticised Chu Wang for his past actions. Zhang Yan Ran told Chu Wang that Xu Xi Zhi cheated behind his back with Eunuch Wang. Chu Wang is the most selfish man in the world. Chu Wang got so angry until he injured Zhang Yan Ran. When Chu Wang realised what he has done, he ran out of the room. Zhang Yan Ran went to see ML. ML told Zhang Yan Ran that he will love her even if she is not his sister or Xu Xi Zhi’s daughter. Zhang Yan Ran left Chu Wang’s residence and took out a poison pill to swallow. Zhang Yan Ran wants to die in her own home.
ML told FL that they will move out earlier than planned. That night after they received news about Zhang Yan Ran’s death, Chu Wang went to their courtyard. When Chu Wang saw ML’s face and ML’s ability to stand, he got very angry for being deceived by ML. Chu Wang started to blame ML for Zhang Yan Ran’s death. Both Chu Wang and ML started to quarrel. Chu Wang got extremely angry until he hit ML. ML did not defend himself and accepted the hit from Chu Wang. ML said when he was born, he was half alive because of the poison and now he accepted this deathly hit from Chu Wang to repay the other half of his life to Chu Wang. ML severed his relationship with Chu Wang and moved out. FL could not stand Chu Wang blaming ML hence told Chu Wang that Zhang Yan Ran’s death caused by Chu Wang. Chu Wang could not accept the fact hence he tried to hit FL. Chu Po blocked the attack for FL. Chu Wang realised at last that he was wrong and begged them to stay on. But when they refused, Chu Wang’s temper flair again and decided to kill all of them. Luckily ML already planned ahead and after a fight, they managed to leave the Chu Wang Residence. ML, FL and their servants went to stay with her maternal family.
Ning Yu and Lin Ruo joined forces to get rid of Xu Au and his family. Since Chu Wang got to know that Xu Xi Zhi has an illicit affair with Wang Eunuch, he took away all the secret guards that used to protect the Xu family. Xu Au, Xu 1st Master and Madam Xu arrested for treason. Xu Fen Dai managed to escape but ended with tragedy. Xu Fen Dai got rape by two beggars and sold off to a brothel.
Xu Xi Zhi seems a bit mad after the death of Zhang Yan Ran. Xu Xi Zhi kept Zhang Yan Ran’s body in the palace in an ice coffin. Xu Xi Zhi did not say anything when she heard that her brother and families have been eliminated. Xu Xi Zhi asked to meet with FL. At first, Xu Xi Zhi started the conversation calmly about Zhang Yan Ran. Slowly she got emotional and tried to harm FL. Luckily Ning Yi and ML came to take FL away. After they left, Xu Xi Zhi went to meet the 2nd Prince of Bei Yan. Xu Xi Zhi was planning to take revenge on Chu Yu for Zhang Yan Ran’s death.
2nd Prince of Bei Yan country came to visit Da Zhou Chao. During the welcome party, the prince (Ye Lu Meng) presented a gift from his country to Ning Yi. FL saw the gift and it looks like the material that was when Su Qing Yun was a baby. ML said the material is rare and expensive.
After the party, Madam Zhang tried to kill FL with explosives but she got blocked by ML and Chang Princess. Chang Princess died. ML’s back got burnt. FL went unconscious but was not injured.
FL’s soul went back to her past life after she jumped off the cliff. FL called out to Ning Yu but Ning Yu could not see her or hear her. FL saw Ning Yu crying at the cliff saying it was just an act between him and Su Yun Jin to lie to Xu Xi Zhi. Ning Yu said he has no choice to kill Rui Er to protect FL and the entire Ning’s family. Ning Wang Fei and Wang Ye arrived. Ning Yu told his mother that he loves FL a lot and asked why his mother did not see the good in FL. Ning Wang Fei regretted her past actions on FL. Su Yun Jin came as well. Ning Yu told Su Yun Jin that he has fed her a slow dying poison every day. Ning Yu said he was tired and just want to live a peaceful life with FL with their children. Ning Yu apologised to his parents and then jumped off the cliff.
Suddenly the scene changed. FL saw ML pointing a sword at Chu Yu’s throat. ML took off his mask and then stood up from the wheelchair. ML looks around 30 years old. ML killed Chu Yu and then burnt the entire Chu Wang residence. FL saw ML and Ning Yi outside the Chu Wang residence. Ning Yi said he has subdued Xu Xi Zhi. FL woke up from that dream 1.5 days later.
Xu Fen Dai got captured by Mo Yan when she went to witness her family executed in public. ML and FL forced Xu Fen Dai to reveal who has been hiding her but Xu Fen Dai claimed that she does not know. That night Xu Fen Dai got rescued. ML assured FL the next day that he has fed Xu Fen Dai a slow dying poison and he has put a track on her.
Xu Xi Zhi convinced Chu Yu to revolt against Ning Yi. Ning Yi found proof on Xu Xi Zhi’s embezzlement of the government funds. Chu Yu attacked the palace intending to rescue Xu Xi Zhi. Eunuch Wang also went to rescue Xu Xi Zhi. Eunuch Wang shocked when Xu Xi Zhi asked him to kill Chu Yu’s soldiers.
ML came to help Ning Yi to defend his palace with the soldiers that he has trained in secret. Suddenly another group of soldiers appeared to help them. Everyone shock when they saw the leader of the soldiers. It was Emperor Ning Lu (Ning Yi’s father). ML asked to have a one to one fight with Chu Yu. ML killed Chu Yu at last.
Xu Xi Zhi and Eunuch Wang thought of killing Chu Yu first before they escaped from the palace. After they saw Ning Lu came with a group of soldiers, Xu Xi Zhi insisted to go back to her palace to retrieve Zhang Yan Ran’s body before she was willing to leave.
Xu Xi Zhi shocked to see Du Ma Ma waiting for her with FL and Su Yin Jin. Du Ma Ma said she had waited a long time to take revenge on Xu Xi Zhi. Her son and husband were killed by Xu Xi Zhi many years ago. Eunuch Wang killed. Ning Yi instructed the remains of Zhang Yan Ran to be burnt. Xu Xi Zhi throws herself into the fire as well.
FL met her mother at last. Chu Rou is very weak and when she gets emotional, she faces difficulties in breathing. Chu Rou told FL that it was Old Madam Su who wanted to bury her before she even dies. At that time, Ning Lu has already escaped from the palace and he went to rescue Chu Rou immediately. Ning Lu travelled with Chu Rou looking for a doctor who can treat Chu Rou. They found Lu Miraculous Doctor to save Chu Rou. It took 4 years to treat Chu Rou but she was still not completely recovered. Because of the poisoning, and the after effect of the difficult childbirth, Chu Rou cannot have emotional upset otherwise it will bring fatality to herself.
FL took Chu Rou to Su’s Residence to meet with Su Cong. Su Qing Yun surprised to see Chu Rou but was not able to see say anything. Su Cong accepted Chu Rou after FL explained to him. Chu Rou did not end up with either Su Qing Yun or Ning Lu. Chu Rou cannot forget or forgive the betrayal of Su Qing Yun and his treatment of her children but she also afraid of being with Ning Lu. Chu Rou decided to stay on her own.
ML told FL that Ning Yi planned to lead the battle with Bei Yan Gou. Ning Yi has asked ML to follow him. ML said it was normal for Ning Yi to make that decision. FL said she wanted to follow as well. Su Qing Yun asked to go as well. Su Qing Yun found out that he was actually the first prince of the Bei Yan Emperor.
The story ended with FL and ML live in seclusion in the mountain with their daughter Chu Su.