No of Episodes: 855
Author: 醉疯魔 (Zuì Fēng Mó)
Female Voice: 胤曦阁阁主 (Yìn Xī Gé Gé Zhǔ)
FL (Shen Yun Qing) begged her cousin Wei Ning Zi to save her parents. Wei Ning Zi agreed if FL gave up her position as main wife. Wei Ning Zi is one of the concubines of her husband. Wei Ning Zi lied to FL. FL’s parents got executed by FL’s husband. FL found out that her husband married her because of her family’s wealth. FL got angry and injured Wei Ning Zi. FL got beaten to death.
When FL woke up, she returned to 13 years old right before the cancellation of her betrothal. FL’s grandfather betrothed FL to his friend’s grandson, Qi Shou Xin. Old Master Shen funded Old Master Qi’s trip to sit for the imperial examination. After Old Master Qi passed away, his descendant looked down on the Shen because they came from the merchant family.
The Qi’s family send a representative to cancel the betrothal to FL. FL’s mother (Xie Shi) refused. Xie Shi and FL went to see one of their relative (Gu Lao Lao) hoping to get help to deal with the Qi’s family. Gu Lao Lao’s family worked for the government. FL saw a secret meeting of Qi Shou Xin and her cousin Liu Yi Qing. Liu Yi Qing already pregnant with Qi Shou Xin’s baby. That is why Qi Shou Xin was in a rush to cancel his engagement with FL. FL understood at last why Gu Lao Lao has no intention to help her family and in fact played a role destroying her family in her past life.
Madam Qi apologised to Madam Shen (Xie Shi) claiming that the representative that they sent made a mistake. Madam Qi invited FL to a temple. In the temple, a man stole a personal item from FL. The next day, Xie Shi (FL’s mother) asked FL whether she had lost any personal item. FL said no. Xie Shi heard rumours about FL meeting her lover at the temple.
The Xie family has a party and invited all the madams from the affluent families in Yang Zhou. Madam Qi plotted to destroy FL’s reputation but her plan got thwarted by FL. Qi Shou Xin was found kissing Liu Yi Qing in the garden. Liu Yi Qing’s pregnancy got revealed. And Madam Qi got accused of having an affair with a man she recruited to destroy FL’s reputation. Xie Shi finally the dirty tricks played by Madam Qi and her own relative. Xie Shi cancelled FL’s betrothal there and then.
FL’s father (Shen Mao) has been away on a business trip for 6 months. When Shen Mao returned, he brought home a new concubine called Su Mei. Su Mei refused to serve tea to Xie Shi. This indirectly made Su Mei a low-grade concubine. Su Mei already 2 months pregnant. FL is Shen Mao’s only daughter. Shen Mao has always wanted a son to carry on his name and family business so when Su Mei got pregnant, he treated Su Mei preciously. Su Mei came from a literary family and looked down on merchant family but she hid her dislike from Shen Mao. Su Mei married Shen Mao for his money. Su Mei planned a few plots to harm Xie Shi and FL. But in return, Su Mei got sent away to stay in a mansion in the countryside when Shen Mao suspected that the baby was not his.
FL found out someone has tried to prevent the Shen’s family from having a heir. Shen Mao’s health get affected because of the drugs he ate. After the incident with Qi Shou Xin and Liu Yi Qing was over, FL asked Old Doctor Wen to accept her as his student. Old Doctor Wen tried to make it difficult for FL but FL was persistent with her decision. Old Doctor Wen accepted FL at last and asked FL to promise him that she will always treat the Yu family. FL did not know that this agreement will get her involved with the royal family in future. On her way out of Old Doctor Wen’s house, FL bumped into ML. ML thought FL was just like all the girls who had a crush on him. ML criticised FL. ML felt embarrassed when he found out he was wrong and he could sense FL’s hostility towards him. ML got attracted to FL instead.
Old Doctor Wen prescribed a medication to cure Shen Mao and help Xie shi to improve her health.
Old Madam Shen returned to Yang Zhou. FL remembered that Old Madam Shen never like her and her mother. This time, FL intended to make use of Old Madam Shen to handle Wei Ning Zi and her mother. Old Madam Shen came back with Aunty Xie and Wei Ning Zi. Aunty Xie’s husband just passed away and she wanted to come to Yang Zhou to live on Xie Shi. Old Madam Shen claimed that Aunty Xie has saved her life from a robbery.
Aunty Xie and Wei Ning Zi started their dirty tactics in the Shen residence. Each of their tactics got thwarted by FL. Xie Shi saw through her sister’s dirty tricks. At first, she wanted to help her but then changed her mind. Xie Shi put Aunty Xie temporarily in the visitor courtyard waiting for the right time to shoo them out of the Shen Mansion. Wei Ning Zi has played some tricks to get Old Madam Shen’s pity but failed. When their plans to get Old Madam Shen to support them failed, Aunty Xie tried to seduce Shen Mao. Aunty Xie asked Shen Mao to help her to manage her wealth. In return, Shen Mao has his staff to do it. Once again, FL spoiled Aunty Xie’s plan. FL made Aunty Xie write down all her wishes on her new house residence and then tell Shen Mao’s assistant to use Aunty Xie’s own money to buy the house. Aunty Xie thought the Shenw will pay for the house hence she requested a lot on how her new house should be.
FL went back to school and saw her best friend, An Xue Ying. FL argued with Zhang Ying in school. Coincidentally her argument was heard by ML. ML claimed he will be the temporary teacher for the arrow shooting classes. FL had registered for the class and after knowing ML is the instructor, she wanted to cancel but stopped by ML. When Wei Ning Zi got to know of ML’s identity, she purposely fell on ML but instead she caused FL to fall into ML’s arm. FL remembered in the past, she had a similar incident and she fell into Geng You Chen’s arms instead. FL lost in her past memories and in anger, took a big bite on ML thinking that he was Geng You Chen. Wei Ning Zi did not stop from trying to get ML’s attention. Wei Ning Zi pretended to sprain her ankle and fell into ML’s arm. This time, ML got hold of Wei Ning Zi and whispered into her ear that he does not like girls like her. In everyone eyes, they saw Wei Ning Zi seducing ML. Wei Ning Zi got bullied in the school by ML’s admirers.
That night, ML sneaked into FL’s room to see FL. FL said ML has gone to the wrong room and gave him Wei Ning Zi’s room direction. ML explained that he purposely did what he did with Wei Ning Zi to get his admirer’s attention away from FL and to keep them from bullying her.
An Xue Ying invited FL her house for a party claiming that her granny and her cousin came to town. FL realised that it was a social event purposely arranged to get An Yu Ying to show her talent to ML. ML got a bit angry when he saw FL played the role according to the An family’s plan. ML got jealous when he saw FL staring at An Chu Yang during the party. When FL went to the toilet, she bumped into a family tiff between An Chu Yang and his father. Suddenly a man with a mask came to take FL away when An Chu Yang suspected someone listened to his argument with his father. FL got angry and bite the man’s hand. ML wanted to teach FL a lesson and purposely got closer to FL.
FL got home and heard that Xie Shi got punished by Old Madam Shen. According to the maid, Shui Yi Niang complained to Old Madam Shen that Xie Shi prevented Shen Mao from sleeping with his concubines. FL went to see Old Madam Shen and did not say a word for Xie Shi. FL used her own method to make Old Madam Shen realised that she was used by Shui Yi Niang to cause trouble for Xie Shi.
Shui Yi Niang is Old Madam Shen’s niece and she has always wanted Shen Mao to marry Shui Yi Niang as his first wife. Shui Yi Niang told Old Madam Shen about Su Mei and suggested that Xie Shi to bring her back personally. FL asked to go with her mother. FL has an ulterior motive of going to the farm. FL went to look for a man called Wei Chen Yuen. Wei Chen Yuen is a scholar and he will become a high-ranking officer in future. FL extended financial help to Wei Chen Yuen to cure his mother’s sickness and arranged for his schooling and help him to prepare for his imperial examination.
FL bumped into ML at the farm. ML purposely went see FL after he got to know that she was skipping school to go to the farm with her mother. ML forced FL to show him around for fun with a local village girl. FL and ML fell into the stream. After ML pulled FL out, he wanted to give her an artificial respiration. But before he did that, FL woke up. While waiting for their clothes to dry, FL asked ML to keep his distant from her as she does not want to get into trouble with all his admirers. ML refused.
Shen Mao took Xie Shi for a holiday. Xie Shi came back pregnant after the holiday. Su Mei got very upset. Su Mei had a difficult labour and passed away. Shui Yi Niang blamed Su Mei’s death on FL but failed. Shui Yi Niang got beaten and sent home. FL suspected that Su Mei’s death linked to Bai Yi Niang.
While investigating Su Mei’s death and Bai Yi Niang, FL got abducted but saved by An Chu Yang. The abduction was arranged by Liu Yi Qing. Rumour spread that FL had lost her virginity to the robbers. The Liu family went to Shen family with dowry to force FL to marry Liu Da. Liu Da‘s concubine had made him impotent. Ever since that incident, Liu Da started to abuse women. FL took this opportunity to severe the family relationship between the Shen and the Xie. The Liu’s family got destroyed.
Bai Yi Niang tried to harm Xie Shi but failed. The next day, Bai Yi Niang was found dead in a well. Xie Shi gave birth to a pair of twin boys. Shen Mao went on an outing with his business associates and got into a landslide accident. Shen Mao went missing for 1.5 months. The clan elders used it as an excuse to take control of the Shen’s family business and wealth. They even accused Shen Mao of being impotent and his sons were bastard. FL managed to push them off. The clan elder used dirty tricks trying to infect FL with smallpox to force her to give up the control of the Shen’s business. FL turned the situation around to make Shen Mao to severe his relationship with the Clan elders.
Shen Mao got selected to host the Emperor’s visit to Yang Zhou. When Aunty Xie heard about it, she burned her house down and moved to Shen’s residence. Aunty Xie regretted her action after she found out that her house was bought with her own money. Old Madam Shen also suspected that Aunty Xie cohort with the robbers to stage the life saving incident. Aunty Xie got anxious and tried to stop Old Madam Shen from calling out. Old Madam Shen fainted due to suffocation. Aunty Xie thought she had killed Old Madam Shen. Aunty Xie asked Wei Ning Zi to take the blame. Wei Ning Zi fed her mother poison and made it looks as if she killed herself after harming Old Madam Shen. Wei Ning Zi stayed on in the Shen’s residence. Old Madam Shen did not die and Aunty Xie went into coma.
FL advised her father to keep a low profile on their family wealth but overlooked the ancestral hall. In order to prevent calamity to the family, Shen Mao offered a huge donation. One night, FL joined the royal family for a function and blocked an arrow for the Emperor when there was an assassination attempt. FL purposely did it hoping that her act will safeguard her family in future.
Wei Ning Zi thought she was smart to impress the Empress but her plan got backfired. The Empress reprimanded her for being unfilial joining the party while her mother was in coma. The Empress does not like FL and tried to test FL with difficult questions.
The Emperor rewarded Shen Mao for his financial contribution to the country. Shen Mao got appointed as 5th grade officer. Xie Shi and FL were given official titles. They moved to the capital city. Wei Ning Zi once again starts her evil scheme to destroy the Shen family but her plan got backfired again. This time, Wei Ning Zi did not pretend to be weak or apologetic. Wei Ning Zi lashed out and accused Xie Shi for snatching her mother’s husband. The truth came out. Aunty Xie was initially betrothed to Shen Mao but she looked down on him hence, she seduced Xie Shi’s fiancé. At the end, Aunty Xie married the Wei Ning Zi’s father and Xie Shi married Shen Mao. Wei Ning Zi got beaten and threw out of the Shen’s residence with her mother.
FL and her family travel to the capital city via boat. When they arrived, FL saw ML but ML did not see her. FL got jealous when she saw ML with An Yu Ying. When ML saw FL, he quickly went after FL but FL ignored him. Besides ML, Geng You Chen also came to welcome Shen Mao.
Shen Mao shows all the jade that he has in his family to ML. ML saved him from being killed when he first came back from the landslide accident. ML did not see the piece of jade he was searching for.
Wei Chen Yuen also moved to the capital city and got the first place in the imperial exam. Wei Chen Yuen’s mother (Qin Shi) told him the truth about his birth. Qin Shi’s biological father is Zhang Ge Lou. Qin Shi was given to the Qin family after Madam Qin lost her baby from saving Madam Zhang. Many years ago, Master Qin got implicated in the corruption charge and the entire family got punished. Qin Shi became a slave and met the young Master Geng (Geng You Chen’s uncle). When Qin Shi got pregnant, she got sent away when Master Geng was about to get married. Geng You Chen complained the unfairness of the assessment because of the relationship between Wei Chen Yuen and Zhang Ge Lou. Zhang Ge Lou was one of the examiners. The plan backfired and Wei Chen Yuen accused Geng You Chen that he wanted the official title of the Yong Yi Hou Fu. Old Madam Li (matriarch of the Geng’s family) accepted Wei Chen Yuen as the true heir of the Geng’s family.
Chui Yi Niang’s sister (Chui Shui) moved in to stay with Chui Yi Niang. Chui Shui is a spoiled child. Wei Ning Zi got adopted by her uncle after she got kicked out of Shen residence. Wei Ning Zi’s uncle is a General and she has also moved to the capital city. Wei Ning Zi used Chui Shui to instigate Chui Yi Niang to harm Shen Mao’s two sons. FL found out and warned Chui Yi Niang and advised her to get rid of Chui Shui soonest possible.
FL went to the palace for a function. Wei Ning Zi and An Yu Ying schemed together to destroy FL’s reputation. Instead, ML helped FL and made Wei Ning Zi lost her virginity to Geng You Chen. Wei Ning Zi accused FL in front of all the madams that it was planned by FL. FL defended herself and pointed that the mastermind was An Yu Ying. In order to protect An Yu Ying, her maid took the blame instead. Wei Ning Zi married Geng You Chen. The 4th Prince saw through the scheme and knows it was a plot by FL. FL denied of any wrongdoings in front of the 4th Prince. The 4th Prince wanted to get support from Wei General hence he has no objection when Geng You Chen married Wei Ning Zi.
Wei Ning Zi suggested to send 2 women as concubine to Shen Mao as an excuse to search for the jade the 4th prince was looking for. The Empress invited Xie Shi to the palace but before she can give the girls to Xie Shi, she got interrupted by Zhang Ge Lou who coincidentally in the garden with the emperor. Zhang Ge Lou and the Emperor overheard their conversation and praised the Empress for being understanding and her agreement to start the consort selection. The Emperor wanted the consort selection to gain support from different affluent family. The Emperor noticed that his officials have all started to take sides with his princes and he want to send a message to all his officials that he was still young and the crown prince has not been confirmed. The Empress got extremely angry and started to curse Geng You Chen for his lousy suggestion.
Wei Ning Zhi and An Yu Ying schemed again to add FL’s name into the candidate listing for the consort selection. When the Empress saw FL’s name, she got angry and thought that it was Geng You Chen who did that. In anger, the Empress striked off FL’s name and Geng You Chen’s sister name from the list. Geng You Chen has no idea what has gone wrong and did not know that he had offended the Empress and the 4th Prince.
Chui Yi Niang found a store manager as husband for Chui Shui but Chui Shui refused to marry him. Chui Shui insisted to marry Geng You Chen. FL helped Chui Shui to fulfil her dream and to create trouble for Wei Ning Zi. Two months after marriage, one day Geng You Chen went to a brothel visit his favourite prostitute. When Geng You Chen woke up, he found himself sleeping with Chui Shui in a hotel. Chui Shui claimed that she got dragged into the hotel by Geng You Chen. The hotel staffs stand in as witness. Geng You Chen has no other choices but to marry Chui Shui as his concubine.
Geng You Chen got demoted when he accused Wei Chen Yuen of cheating in the exam. Geng You Chen thought of using 2nd Princess to help in his career. The 2nd Princess fell in love with Geng You Chen when he saved her from drowning. Geng You Chen knows the Empress and the 4th Prince would not agree to the 2nd Princess marrying him hence he seduced her. ML purposely put in a proposal to the Emperor to stop people from using the Princess as stepping stone in their career move. The proposal got passed through. Geng You Chen regretted his move. He forced to marry the 2nd Princess as his main wife and demoted Wei Ning Zi to concubine. The 2nd Princess made Wei Ning Zi lose her baby and Geng You Chen got beaten. Geng You Chen became the joke of the town.
Gui Shun Princess is the niece of the Emperor. Gui Shun Princess is very spoiled and jealous of any girls who like ML. Gui Shun Princess tried to harm FL a few times but failed. The Xue Family also want to get rid of FL. They plotted to destroy FL’s reputation but their plan got backfired. Gui Shun got dragged into their dirty scheme. Gui Shun Princess got angry and killed Xue Tong Han. Gui Shun Princess became a political bride to Xi Rong Country. Gui Shun Princess got killed by the Xue family before she reached Xi Rong Country. The Xue Family went down at the end.
The 4th Prince asked the Emperor to give FL to him. The Emperor did not want the 4th Prince to get military support from the Xue family and monetary support from the Shen family, hence he gave FL to ML instead.
An Xue Ying canceled her engagement after she found out that her fiancé was in love with a servant and humiliated her in public. Zhang Ying came to the capital city after the death of her mother. Zhang Ying became a study companion of the 10th Princess. After West Empress Dowager got sick, the Emperor asked East Empress Dowager help the Empress to manage the inner palace. East Empress Dowager targeted Zhang Ying and made her into the Emperor new beloved consort.
Jing Wang Fei (ML’s mother) came to the capital city with her youngest son (Yu Feng Song), Han Ya Zhi and a stepson. Han Ya Zhi’s father died saving Jing Wang many years ago. Jing Wang took Han Ya Zhi into his home and treated her like his daughter. Han Ya Zhi has always thought she will become ML’s future wife and tried to make FL feel uneasy. On FL’s wedding nite, Han Ya Zhi schemed with Yu Feng Song to trap ML to sleep with Han Ya Zhi. But their plan got foiled and in return, ML made Yu Feng Song slept with Han Ya Zhi.
FL noticed something weird on how Jing Wang Fei treated ML. Jing Wang Fei was very bias as if ML was her stepchild. ML told FL that he has the same feeling. ML said he has once asked his father and investigated the matter himself and could not find any proof that he was not the biological child of Jing Wang Fei. ML was still suspicious as Jing Wang Fei has tried to kill him before when he was a kid after he was given the “Shi Zhi” title by his father.
The real Jing Wang Fei killed by her twin sister. Yu Feng Song was the biological son of the faked Jing Wang Fei and the 2nd prince who everyone thought had died. East Empress Dowager faked her son’s death. The 2nd Prince has gone into hiding and plotted for 20 years to snatch the throne from his 5th brother (the current Emperor). The 2nd Prince and East Empress Dowager failed in their plan. The faked Jing Wang Fei and Yu Feng Song got killed.
ML is actually the biological son between Yuan Empress and the current Emperor. ML and 5th Prince are actually non identical twin brothers. Jing Wang killed the Emperor at the end to take revenge for the death of Yuan Empress. The 5th Prince ascended the throne.
FL gave birth to a son. Jing Wang named his grandson Yu Bu Hui before he went to kill the Emperor.