No of Episodes: 65
Author: 云外天都 (Yun Wai Tian Du)
Female Voice: 兮小妖 (Xī Xiǎo Yāo)
It has been a while since I listened to a Yun Wai Tian Du’s book.
In this story, FL found out that the person she trusted most actually betrayed her and the person she hated most has been protecting her.
FL (Dong Gong Jin) is the 6th Princess from Xi Yi. After Xi Yi collapsed, FL married ML (Xia Hou Ye). ML humiliated FL on her wedding night. Instead of sleeping with FL, ML slept with FL’s servant girl, Rong Ting. Rong Ting’s status got upgraded after she became pregnant. Rong Ting’s status became even higher than FL.
FL’s mother married FL’s father who was Wu Jin Emperor against her family. FL’s mother realised her mistake after she followed Wu Jin back to Xi Yi. Wu Jin has many concubines. FL and her mother got abandoned in the remote part of the palace. FL’s mother managed to keep her status as one of Wu Jin Emperor’s wives because of her skills in steelmaking. FL’s mother taught FL personally. When FL started school, her teacher impressed with her intelligence and told Wu Jin. FL’s mother worried for FL. FL got bullied by her half siblings and her father’s concubines. FL learned to hide her intelligence. Rong Ting came from a small tribe. No one wanted Rong Ting as their servant. FL accepted Rong Ting. They grew up together. But later Rong Ting started to change. Rong Ting felt FL and FL’s mother too weak and coward to fight for their rights.. Rong Ting started to plan for her own future. Rong Ting did FL’s school homework for FL and told everyone about it.
One day, FL went out to look for a book at the library. When she got home, she saw all the servants got massacred. Then she saw Liu Sha Yue was next to her mother. FL’s mother told FL to live on and said Liu Sha Yue will protect her. FL met ML after he took over Xi Yi. ML made FL one of his consorts.
2 years later….
FL woke up from a nightmare. FL hated ML because she was told that he killed her mother. ML sleeps with FL on every 15th of the month. ML likes to bring along with him different types of snakes to frighten FL to make her submit to him. FL has been scared of snakes ever since the death of her best friend, Qian Mei from snake bite. Qian Mei was also her personal maid. Qian Mei and FL accidentally intruded the Crown Prince’s training room. The room was full of snakes. Qian Mei got bitten. FL hated herself because she ran away and did not save Qian Mei. FL also hated herself because she did not reject ML when he makes love to her.
ML has four main consorts. Hua Consort is a princess from Nan Yue, Yu Consort, Rong Consort and FL who is known as Jing Consort. ML changed all the servants in FL’s palace every month. The only person who never gets change is her Nanny.
After Rong Ting became an imperial consort, she often humiliate FL in public. FL planned for a year to bring Rong Ting down. No one suspected it was done by FL. FL always looks weak and timid in front of everyone. Rong Ting got demoted. FL almost managed to escape with Duan Mu Hua in his attempt to assassinate ML. FL got stranded when she tried to help her Nanny to escape as well. Duan Mu Hua was Hua Consort’s brother. After the fall of Nan Yue, Hua Consort made Duan Mu Hua an Eunuch and hid him in the palace. Duan Mu Hua started to learn a special kung fu where he uses the needle to change his looks.
After the fall of Xi Yi, Liu Sha Yue managed to escape with the Xi Yi Crown Prince. Despite being alone with limited resources, FL managed to carry out another plan to escape from the palace and abducted ML. FL has no martial arts and learned all kinds of spells and magic tricks from a manuscript given by her mother. FL injured ML and used him as hostage to leave the palace. Liu Sha Yue came to help FL. Rong Ting got abducted as well. FL instigated Yu Consort’s brother to rebel. FL asked Yu Consort’s brother to help her escape and in return, he can take over the kingdom.
FL later found out that it was Liu Sha Yue who killed her mother. Rong Ting told FL that Liu Sha Yue is not her cousin. Rong Ting said she is only one of Liu Sha Yue’s servants and she seduced ML because Liu Sha Yue asked her to do so. After ML slept with FL, Liu Sha Yue killed her family because she failed to keep ML away from FL. FL also found out that ML voluntarily accepted FL’s plan because he wanted to see whether his parents will come to save him. ML confessed his feelings to FL and teased her even after FL injured him.
ML always thought that his mother did not love him. ML only realised his mistake after he overthrew his father and took over the throne. His father, Xia Hou Shang and his mother, Jun Lian Yu went missing. It was his mother’s plan to toughen ML to take over the throne. After ML became an Emperor he started to attack other countries to expand his kingdom. Another reason was to look for his parents. 2 years ago, ML received a letter from his mother to ask him to save FL.
FL realised that everyone used her and made her part of their plots. Qian Mei did not die and became one of Liu Sha Yue’s servants. Liu Sha Yue used snake poison to control his servants. Qian Mei went mad when she did not get treated. When ML was in danger, Xia Hou Shang and Jun Lian Yu came to save him. ML wanted them to save FL instead. ML knows Duan Mu Hua and Liu Sha Yue both likes FL and wanted her.
FL finally realised how much ML loves her. ML spent every 15th of the month to treat the poison in her body. FL actually got bitten when she was with Qian Mei but she has forgotten about that. FL’s mother asked Jun Lian Yu to save FL. Jun Lian Yu wrote to ML and told him two methods to treat FL. One of them was a temporary solution to control the poison until the permanent cure was found. ML endangered himself to look for a permanent cure for FL.