No of Episodes: 424
Author: 青黛 (Qīng Dài)
Female Voice: 茶神书韵 (Chá Shén Shū Yùn)
The audiobook may look lengthy but each episode is around 10 minutes only. This story is different from the typical rebirth story that I listened so far. There are persons who went back the past after they died. It takes some to warm up to the story. I was even thinking of dropping the book but changed my mind.
I picked this book from Ximalaya but when I am about to post this story, it was no longer there. Luckily, I found it on Woaitingshu site.
FL (Shen Xiu Ying) got beaten by her husband, Li Qing Zhao who accused her of hurting his beloved concubine, Shen Xiu Lian. FL died from excessive blood loss after a miscarriage. Chen Xiu Lian is her stepsister born by a concubine. Her family forced her to accept Chen Xiu Lian as her husband’s concubine when she was not pregnant after 3 years of marriage.
After FL died, her soul went back to 8 years old. FL’s 3rd Uncle got injured trying to save her. FL got blamed for her uncle’s accident. FL got angry and hit her stepsister, Shen Xiu Lian. Out of anger, Shen Xiu Lian cursed FL in front of the family. FL said she got pushed by Shen Xiu Lian. Shen Xiu Lian’s mother, Cui Yi Niang is Old Madam Shen’s niece hence Old Madam Shen often sided Cui Yi Niang. But this time, Old Madam Shen did not object when Feng Shi (FL’s mother) punished Shen Xiu Lian. FL likes her 3rd Uncle (Shen Jun Xiao) who look after her after the death of her mother in her past life. There is only a gap of 6 years between FL and her Shen Jun Xiao
Shen Jun Xiao’s soul went back to 14 years old. He surprised to see FL besides him when he woke up. Shen Jun Xiao told himself that he will protect FL and prevent her from meeting Li Qing Zhao.
FL at first thought that her mother (Feng Shi) was weak and ignorant. FL changed her mind after she saw how her mother dealt with Cui Yi Niang. FL suspected that her mother came from a noble family but she has never met any of her mother’s family members. Feng Shi never talks about her own family.
Shen Jun Xiao joined the government examination and got first place. Li Qing Zhao got the 2nd place. Shen Jun Xiao surprised that it was different from what happened in his past life. Shen Jun Xiao did not manage to sit for the exam in his past life because of his brother Shen Hong. Shen Hong jealous of Shen Jun Xiao and got his people to make Shen Jun Xiao sick. Shen Hong’s plan got backfired.
Shen Jun Xiao wanted the best for FL hence he arranged for FL to reunite with her biological father. 9 years ago, Feng Shi and her first son, Zhou Jia Yu met with an assassination attempt. Feng Shi sent her son away and got separated. Feng Shi met Shen Hong and asked him to help her. Feng Shi did not tell Shen Hong her real identity. At that time, Shen Hong just failed his exam and when he heard that Feng Shi is a daughter of a concubine from Hu Guo Gong Fu, he wanted to make use of her. Shen Hong rape Feng Shi. Feng Shi’s brother, Feng Yu made a pact with Shen Hong to make him marry Feng Shi. Feng Shi was pregnant with her husband’s child at that time. Feng Yu knows if he brings Feng Shi home, she will kill herself after she gave birth to her baby. Feng Yu hope that Feng Shi will live on for her daughter.
Zhou Jia Yu made friend with Shen Jun Xiao and one day he saw FL. Zhou Jia Yu went home to tell his father Zhou Zhen. Zhou Zhen investigated the matter and found out that Shen Hong and Feng Shi live separately. Zhou Zhen refused to remarry and remained loyal to his wife for the past 9 years. Zhou Zhen told everyone that his wife was recuperating away from the city.
Zhou Zhen and his son rushed to the Shen’s residence. There was a party at Shen’s residence. Cui Yi Niang induces her lover to rape Feng Shi. Luckily before he did that, someone found out but Feng Shi’s reputation already got tarnished. Shen Jun Xiao arrived in time to stop his mother and brother from hurtling Feng Shi. Feng Shi tried to kill herself twice but got saved. Zhou Zhen told Feng Shi that he did not mind what had happened to her. Feng Yu came as well and got into a fight with Zhou Zhen. Feng Yu gave in at last because he knows that only Zhou Zhen will be able to save Feng Shi.
FL wanted her father to kill Shen Hong but Shen Jun Xiao begged her to spare his brother’s life. FL agreed. Shen Hong lost his job. Cui Yi Niang was found pregnant with her lover’s baby. Shen Hong forced Cui Yi Niang to abort her baby. Shen Hong then forced Cui Yi Niang and Old Madam Cui, another troublemaker to drink a drug to make them mute. FL wanted Cui Yi Niang to live on and make Shen Hong and Cui Yi Niang hate each other.
Shen Jun Xiao knew that he will no see FL after she left the Shen’s residence. Shen Jun Xiao took over the control of the Shen’s family. Shen Jun Xiao told the public that Feng Shi and FL got killed in a carriage accident on the way to visit Feng Shi’s family. Everyone believed the story when they saw an injured Shen Hong. Li Qing Zhao went quietly to Shen’s residence to confirm what he heard.
It was not entire a peaceful live when FL and her mother went back to Wu An Hou Fu. Zhou Xian jealous of FL. Zhou Xian’s mother Liu Shi has been managing the household since Feng Shi went missing 9 years ago. With the return of Feng Shi, Liao Shi will need to give up her authority. Feng Shi and Zhou Zhen decided to let Liao Shi continue to manage the household. Feng Shi wanted to stay low profile for a few years before she goes out to meet the public. They hope that by then, no one will suspect her identity as Shen’s Hong wife.
5 years later….
Shen Jun Xiao moved to the capital city working in the Ministry of Justice Department. He wanted to find out what would cause him to die early. In his past life, after FL passed away, he took revenge on Li Qing Zhao and then died in the prison 10 years later. ML could still survive at that time but he lost the will to live after FL died.
Shen Jun Xiao avoided FL for the past 5 years. FL seems to understand Shen Jun Xiao’s reason for doing so. Shen Jun Xiao could not stopped himself from meeting with FL when he heard that FL might marry Feng Xiu Hao. Feng Yu wanted his son to marry FL. There is 8 years age gap between Feng Xiu Hao and FL. Feng Xiu Hao does not mind and willing to wait for FL to grow up.
Something happened in the Zhou’s family and gave ML an excuse to meet with Zhou Zhen. ML helped the Zhou and in return he asked for permission to keep in touch with FL. ML explained that if they continued to distance themselves, it will only make people become suspicious. Zhou Zhen agreed.
FL happy that she could get close to ML again just like when she was young. As times goes by, FL started to realise her feelings towards ML. ML loved FL before and now. ML knows there are lots of obstacles that he needs to face before he can confess his love to FL.
Li Qing Zhou and ML are enemies. Li Qing Zhou remembered how ML tortured him before he died in his past life. Li Qing Zhou realised the good of FL because when he married her, he has nothing. Shen Xiu Lian took his money and ran away when he was down. Li Qing Zhou wants to marry FL again in this life.
One day, Old Madam Li got into an awkward situation in a cosmetic shop and FL helped her. Li Qing Zhou found out the truth about FL and thought of getting close to the nobles. Li Qing Zhou sent a gift to FL. When FL heard that the gift came from Li Qing Zhou, she asked the servant to return it claimed that it got sent wrongly. FL bumped into Old Madam Li again in another party. When Old Madam Li got home, she told Li Qing Zhou FL’s nickname and Li Qing Zhou got stunned.
War started. Zhou Zhen and Zhou Jia Yu got assigned to the Northwest. FL and her mother went to send them. Li Qing Zhou purposely went to see FL. Even though he could not see FL’s face covered with a veil, he could still recognised FL. When he got home, he asked his mother how FL looks like and asked his staff to find out FL’s birthday. ML asked his staff to watch every move of Li Qing Zhou. ML got shock when he heard Li Qing Zhou wanted to find out FL’s birthday. ML realised that Li Qing Zhou was like him. Both of them remembered their past life.
Li Qing Zhao plotted an accident to create an opportunity to meet FL. When he saw FL, he got stunned. When ML got to know about it, he made Li Qing Zhao leave the capital city. Du Yi Cheng returned to the capital city. Du Yi Cheng was in sorrow when he first heard about death of FL. ML sent messages to FL’s cousins to get them to prevent Du Yi Cheng from seeing FL. Du Yi Cheng and his maternal grandfather, Liu Ge Lao is in the 1st Prince camp. Meanwhile the Zhou and the Feng sided with the 4th Prince. ML supported the 4th Prince knowing that 4th Prince will become the next Emperor but he was careful in his dealings as he remembered the suspicious nature of an emperor.
ML planned to marry FL. First, ML destroyed the possibility of FL and Feng Xiu Hao getting engaged. Then, he told the Emperor his intention to pursue FL. Next, he asked his master, Dao Lao Hou Ye to write to Zhou Zhen to ask for permission to marry FL.
Even though Zhou Zhen objected at first but relented at last when he noticed FL’s love for ML and ML seems most suitable for his daughter.
ML knows it is easy to get rid of Li Qing Zhou but it is totally different with Du Yi Cheng. Du Yi Cheng’s feelings towards FL remained un-wavered. Du Yi Cheng is arrogant and always get what he wants. Du Yi Cheng finally saw FL. FL scolded Du Yi Cheng and said she never likes him and will only marry ML. Du Yi Cheng told ML that he will snatch FL from him.
ML accused of involving in the government exam fraud and got locked up. Li Qing Zhou sent a secret letter to FL to meet if she wants to save ML. FL went. Li Qing Zhou brought her to the house that they stayed in their previous life. Li Qing Zhou already knows that FL remembered the past life just like him. FL found out Li Qing Zhou was like her. FL used herself as bait and got someone to ask Du Yi Cheng to save her. Li Qing Zhou wanted to force himself on FL. ML arrived in time to save FL. ML got extremely angry with FL and scolded her for repeating her mistake with Li Qing Zhou. FL realised that ML also remembered his past life. ML told FL that he loves her in his past life as well.
ML begged Zhou Zhen to allow him to marry FL soonest possible. ML said he worried that Du Yi Cheng may kidnap FL any time. Zhou Zhen agreed at last.
Du Yi Cheng and his grandfather conspired with 5th prince to overthrow the Emperor. They failed. Du Yi Cheng realised his mistake when he saw FL got injured trying to block an arrow shot for ML. Du Yi Cheng got punished and sent to the border.
ML married FL at last.