No of Episodes: 69
Author: 一壶好茶 (Yi Hu Hao Cha)
Female Voice: 健忘的二月 (Jiàn Wàng De Er Yuè)
If you need a romantic comedy to spend your time, this is the story. In fact, all Hao Cha’s creations are funny and entertaining.
After the war, the government noticed that number of women are 3 times more than the men. The government started to arrange marriages for those who are not married and has not been engaged.
FL (Yao Mi) is already 15 years and has reached the marriageable age. FL and her mother travelled to the capital city hoping to get her to marry her cousin brother. FL’s parents worried that if FL not married, the local authority may simply match her with any available bachelor despite family background and status.
The Gu family has two eligible bachelors. When FL and her mother reached the Gu’s residence, there were two other girls ie. Shi Xiu Er and Fan Qing who came for the same reasons. The Gu brothers know that they are highly valued hence rejected the girls.
The three girls plotted to enter Old Xie General residence as kitchen maid intending to seduce Old Xie General to marry them. The girls have the same opinion that once old Xie General passed away, they can live their life as a lady of leisure and protected by the Xie family.
FL has some similarity to Xie Yuen, the Old Xie General’s youngest daughter who passed away during the war. Old Xie General has also lost 2 sons and 2 daughters in law during the war. He was left with only 3 grandsons.
FL met Xie Teng (ML), who is the Old Xie General’s eldest grandson on the first night. FL could not sleep sharing room with Fan Qing and Shi Xiu Er, hence went out to cool herself and bumped into ML. FL thought ML was a robber and tried to hit him but fainted after she fell down. ML and his cousins Xie Sheng and Xie Nan noticed that FL looks like their aunty. ML thought FL has ulterior motive coming to the Xie Residence hence took her back to his study room. FL has a natural sedative breath. Whenever ML got too near to FL, he felt intoxicated. Xie Sheng and Xie Nan went to tell Old Xie General about ML and FL and all three went to spy on them. They saw ML was getting intimate with FL but they did not know the real reasons.
Since there were no women in charge in the Xie Residence, Old Xie General asked his niece Meng Wan Ting to help to manage the household. Meng Wan Ting came with her daughter, Gu Meng Xue. Gu Meng Xue likes ML and thought that the three girls entered the Xie residence to seduce ML.
Luo Han, the fiancé of Xie Yun came to visit Old Xie General. When Luo Han saw FL, he asked Old Xie General to give FL to him. Luo Han even proposed to marry FL as his main wife. When FL about to agree, ML shoved in a purse into FL’s mouth preventing her from answering.
Luo Han went home to tell his family. They investigated FL’s background and planned to speak with FL’s parents first instead of asking Old Xie General again.
Meng Wan Ting and Gu Meng Xue plotted to get ML to compromise Gue Meng Xue to force him to marry her but their plan got backfired
De Xing Jun Zhu, another admirer of ML came to visit Old Xie General. FL proposed a partnership with De Xing Jun Zhu. FL will help De Xing Jun Zhu to marry ML meanwhile De Xing Jun Zhu must help them to marry Old Xie General.
ML thought instead of being forced to marry by someone else, why not pick his own bride. ML decided to marry FL instead.
When Lou Han heard about FL’s true intention of staying in Xie residence, he spread a rumour to say that Old Xie General intends to accept the three girls as god-daughter.
The girls’ mothers were very happy when they heard the rumour as it will increase the girls’ chances of getting a husband.
When the Gu brothers heard the rumour, they changed their mind and planned to marry the girls hoping to get support from the Xie General.
During Old Xie General’s birthday party, ML and his brothers shocked to hear that the girls actually wanted to marry their grandfather and not them. An assassination attempt happened during the party and FL got injured. That night, the Xie residence received an imperial edict from the Emperor telling them that the peace treaty the neighbouring country got cancelled. The Xie military to leave for another war with the neighbouring country the very next day. The Emperor suggested that the Xie brothers leave behind an heir if possible.
That night, FL, Shi Xu Er and Fan Qing slept with the Xie brothers. Before they left, they had a tea ceremony with Old Xie General. The Old Xie General said they will arrange for a formal wedding ceremony after they return from the war.
The girls did not get pregnant. 6 months later, the Xie military returned to the capital city. They won the war. When the Xie’s brothers and old general was away, the girls found ways to make money to support the military supplies. Because of this, the Emperor gave them an honorary title.
The Xie’s brothers brought back 3 girls with them. These 3 girls are Ling Zhi, Su Yi Qing and Li Feng. Ling Zhi was previously Xie Yun’s servant. Su Yi Qing and Li Feng got kidnapped and sold to the neighbouring country. The three girls sneaked insider information to ML to help him to win the war.
On the other hand, all the missus from the noble families started to criticise FL, Shi Yu Er and Fan Qing and their family background for not matching the Xie brothers.
FL, Shi Xu Er and Fan Qing upset that the Xie’s brothers did not support them when they got bullied by the noble girls. Their anger increases when the Xie brothers continue to keep Ling Zhi, Su Yi Qing and Li Feng in their residence.
FL, Shi Xu Er and Fan Qing moved out from Xie’s residence and rejected the Xie brothers’ marriage proposals. The Xie brothers got shocked. Xie Nan went to see Fan Qing. Fan Qing told him the reasons. But the Xie brothers did not take it seriously. Until FL told ML that there was no advantage of being married anymore since she can support herself. Xie Teng slowly realised that FL and the girls were really serious about not wanting to marry them.
The Xie brothers slept with the girls hoping to get them pregnant so that they will marry them. But the girls still refused. The Xie brothers only managed to win the girls back when they started to pay attention to what matters to the girls and stood up for them when they got bullied again.