No of Episodes: 8 (Audiobook 1); 5 (Audiobook 2)
Author: 九鹭非香 (Jiu Lu Fei Xiang)
Audiobook 1 – Female Voice: 曼珠儿 (Màn Zhū Er); Audiobook 2 – Female Voice: 媛儿 (Yuan Er)
ML (Yun Cheng) is a General of the Qi Country. One day during a party, ML’s father met FL (Qing Shi) and made her ML’s concubine. ML was under depression living in the past. ML was Princess Qing Shi’s personal guard. Before Princess Qing Shi got married, she asked ML to take her away. Princess Qing Shi did not want to become a political bride to Yue Country but ML declined. On the wedding day, Princess Qing Shi used the hairpin given to her by ML to cut a strain of her hair before she left Qi Country.
When ML saw FL, he took FL as Princess Qing Shi’s replacement. ML asked FL to always wear red just like the day the Princess got married. Everyone said ML got besotted with his new concubine but only FL knows the truth. ML did not sleep with her. One day, a message came. Princess Qing Shi died due to a revolt in Yue country. The Yue Emperor came to Qi country asking for help. ML beat up the Yue Emperor questioned how Yue Emperor managed to escape without Princess Qing Shi. ML went to Yue Country to fight the rebels and he can bring Princess Qing Shi’s remains back to Qi country.
One day, ML saw FL and questioned why she did not wear red. FL asked ML why all his painting has no features on the face. ML said he has forgotten the looks of the person he painted. ML recalled his childhood with Princess Qing Shi. ML became very sick and often dreamt about Princess Qing Shi. One day, FL heard ML calling for her name in his sleep. FL saw a box underneath his pillow and opened it. There was a strain of hair tied with a red string. ML scolded FL for touching his personal item. ML hated the Yue people. He remembered the Yue rebels cremated Princess Qing Shi’s remain and threw her ashes in a remote place in Yue country. The rebel claimed that it was Princess Qing Shi’s wish as she wanted her ashes to fly back to Qi Country. ML regretted that he did not run away with Princess Qing Shi. ML did not fulfil his promise to protect Princess Qing Shi. ML dreamed about Princess Qing Shi’s last moment before her death. ML woke up from his nightmare. The next day, he went to Qi Tian Tai to kneel and pray. ML saw Princess Qing Shi there and she asked him to take her away. ML said they will go home together. ML passed away.
After ML passed away, FL saw a name engraved on the box. She finally understood everything.