老子还活着 (Lao Zi Hai Huo Zhe) – I Am Still Alive

老子还活着(作者:席绢)(完)-喜马拉雅fm

No of Episodes: 32

Author: 席绢 (Xi Juan)

Female Voice: 十二月的乐飞 (Shi Er Yue De Le Fei)

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Comment: 

After a lengthy book, I wanted to listen to some light-hearted stories.  I found three more Xi Juan’s books on Ximalaya.

Summary:

FL (Qian Xiang Fu) born during the war and chaotic time.  Famine has caused many families’ death.  FL saved an old granny and help her to bury her granddaughter.  FL took on the identity of the granny’s granddaughter to seek help from the granddaughter fiancé’s family.  When they got there, her fiancé (Qin Mian) has already left home.  The only person left in the Qin’s family is an old man being bullied by the local hooligan, trying to steal Qin’s land.  FL chased the hooligans off and after that, she became the breadwinner of the Qin’s family.

The war has ended.  FL heard that there was a notification from the government telling the people to register their land ownership with proof of land title.  FL was the first to do that.  FL thought her fiancé has died hence she told everyone that she was a widow.  With the new regulation, FL can take back all the lands that got stolen.

FL also heard that the government will start matchmaking those singles to reproduce.

ML (Qin Mian) has left home for 14 years.  He has a betrothal arranged by his grandfather since birth.  He went back to his hometown to find his fiancée to fulfil the family’s promise.  He met FL not knowing that she was his fiancée and got attracted to her.   ML was very happy when he found out later that FL was his fiancée.

ML sent a letter back to his superior, Tian Wei General to inform that he has found his fiancée.  Tian Wei General felt that FL was not compatible with ML.  Hence he asked ML to go pick his niece at Ming Zhou on his way back to the capital city.  Tian Wei General was planning to get ML to marry his niece.

ML knew his superior’s intention hence when he got to the temple, he ignored Ms Zhou Yi Lin.  Zhou Yi Lin also noticed how much ML and FL loves each other and has no plan to marry ML.

After FL and ML reached the city, ML took FL to the residence rewarded by the Emperor.  FL thought that they can settle down but she was wrong.

Tian Wei General could not believe why ML prefer a peasant girl instead.  ML told his superior that he wanted a strong woman to look after his family so that he has no worries when he went to the battle and if he did not survive.  ML was given 10 leave to get married.  ML left for another war very soon after they got married.

ML went missing during the battle.  Before confirming ML’s death, Tian Wei General already put ML’s name on the death list and then asked his staff (Song Er Zhi) to go to FL’s home and advise her to remarry.

When Song Er Zhi told FL the news, FL asked for ML’s remains or ashes as proof.  FL stole a letter from Song Er Zhi from ML.  The note said, “I am still alive, do not remarry”.  Ever since that day, FL started to write to ML to say that she will remarry if he dies in battle.  Four months later, her letter changed to say that she will get a stepfather for her baby.

ML did not die.  After the war was over, Tian Wei General went back to the capital city but left ML to guard the border.  The General was waiting for FL to remarry before he allowed ML to return home.  ML, on the other hand, created a name for himself with the 700 soldiers left at the border.  When the emperor received complaints that ML attacked a small neighbour country, the emperor instructed ML to return to the capital city.

ML reunited with FL at last.

 

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