十二魂 (Shi Er Hun) – Twelve Spirits

No of Episode: 38

Author: 叶笑 (Ye Xiao)

Female Voice: 幻雨卿 (Huàn Yǔ Qīng)

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I picked this book from Catharcity list.  Cartharcity already warned this story has sad ending.  It has a similar feel to Hua Xu Yin.  It has 11 sub stories telling a different love story but all with sad endings.  It seems that this book is not completed yet by the author.

Summary:

FL (Ye An) is a Tian Ming Shi (Destiny Master).  FL’s job is to watch the people’s destiny, balancing the Ying and the Yang , arranging all kinds of exotic medicines and keep the secrets of heaven and earth.  FL occasionally will take on some side job to earn extra.    FL loves Mo Ran hence she willing to help her disciple brother, Mo Ran to collect 12 souls to revive Mo Ran’s lover.

1st story – 华戏 (Hua Xi)

Madam Xie/Xiao Yan asked FL for a pill to forget her past.  FL make the pill from Xiao Yan’s story.  When Xiao Yan was young, she dreamt of being a General.  One day, her dreams came true.  Xiao Yan was 13 years old and woke up in the body of Jiang Yan.  Jiang Yan enlisted to the military to replace her brother.  Jiang Yan met General Xie Huan.  Jiang Yan and Xie Huan fell in love.  Jiang Yan died trying to block poison arrows for Xie Huan.  Xie Huan sworn he will only love Jiang Yan.  After Jiang Yan died, Xiao Yan woke up.

A few years later, Xie Huan kneeled in front of the palace rejecting the imperial edict to marry Xiao Yan. Xiao Yan went to see Xie Huan and later Xie Huan relented.  But on their wedding day, Xie Huan asked Xiao Yan to kneel in front of Jiang Yan’s tablet to pay respect and said Jiang Yan will forever remain as his first wife.  Xiao Yan did everything to please Xie Huan.

Xiao Yan’s family could not stand seeing Xiao Yan being bullied by Xie Huan.  Xiao Yan’s father dug up Jiang Yan’s grave and burned her remains.  Xie Huan hated Xiao Yan and her family.  FL left Xiao Yan and said she will come back after she made the pill.

When FL went back to see Xiao Yan, she already died.  Xie Huan found proof of the Xiao’s family corruption.  The Xiao got prosecuted with death sentence.  Xiao Yan begged Xie Huan but it was useless.  One day, Xiao Yan dressed like Jiang Yan, ate a poison pill and then demonstrated her kung fu skill in front of Xie Huan.  Before Xiao Yan died, she said a statement that Jiang Yan had said to Xie Huan before.  Xie Huan believed at last.  Xie Huan asked FL to give him the pill.  Not too long after that, FL heard that Xie Huan has killed himself.

2nd Story – 残妆 (Can Zhuang)

Mo Ran went to see FL to pass Xiao Yan’s last message.  Xiao Yan said since she has paid FL, she asked FL to give her face to her childhood friend, Ning Xi Shi who was really in need of a new look.  Xiao Yan went to see Ning Xi Shi and saw her face disfigured.  While she carries out the procedure to replace Ning Xi Shi’s face, Ning Xi Shi told FL her love story.

Ning Xi Shi and Xiao Yan were good friends since childhood.  When they were 8 years old, they went out and met a woman who has grievous against Xiao Yan’s father and pour hot water at them.  Ning Xi Shi stood in front of Xiao Yan and got burned from the hot water.  A young man helped Ning Xi Shi and brought her to see doctor.  The young man was De Wang.

Ning Xi Shi learned everything that De Wang likes.  Ning Xi Shi learned painting, calligraphy, dancing and poetry, hoping for an opportunity to meet De Wang.  One day, her chance came.  Ning Xi Shi danced in the palace.  De Wang walked to Ning Xi Shi and said “you are back” and then asked the Emperor to give Ning Xi Shi to him as his Wang Fei.

One their wedding night, De Wang got disappointed after he lifted the head scarf.  De Wang has fallen in love with a girl who danced like Ning Xi Shi and thought it was her.  The girl went missing and he has searched for her for many years.

Ning Xi Shi and De Wang live peaceful together but De Wang never slept with her.  One day, Xiao Yan came to visit Ning Xi Shi.  Ning Xi Shi was sick on Xiao Yan’s wedding and asked De Wang to deliver her gift.  De Wang went mad after he saw Xiao Yan. Xiao Yan looks exactly like his lover

Ning Xi Shi started to dress like Xiao Yan but it has reverse effect on De Wang. De Wang punished Ning Xi Shi and sent to live in another house.  Ning Xi Shi heard lots of story of what De Wang did for Xiao Yan and even offered to go to battle when he heard Xiao Yan did not want Xie Huan to go.  De Wang almost got killed.  Ning Xi Shi went to the frontier to bring De Wang home.

Ning Xi Shi asked FL to make her look younger and bring her back to the past to meet De Wang.  FL agreed but in return she wanted a book called “Huan Yang” in De Wang’s study room.  FL warned Ning Shi what they are doing is against the heaven’s rule and Ning Xi Shi’s life span might get affected.  Ning Xi Shi said all she wanted is only a short time of being loved by De Wang.

Ning Xi Shi met De Wang and De Wang fell in love with her.  When FL urged Ning Xi Shi go home, she refused.  Ning Xi Shi wanted to die in the past.   FL returned to present time.

FL went to see De Wang and told him what Ning Xi Shi did.  De Wang believed FL when he saw Ning Xi Shi lying on the bed with Xiao Yan’s face

3rd story –  枕上拘梦来 (Zhen Shang Ju Meng Lai)

Mo Ran asked FL to go to Chen County to treat General Xie Chang Jun who has been in coma for 3 years.  FL went into Xie Chang Jun’s dream and saw the past.  Xie Chang Jun met Mo Qing Yan and her twin sister Mo Qing Ya when he was 15 years old and the girls were 8 years old.  The sisters have different personality.  Xie Chang Jun likes Mo Qing Yan.  They often spent time in the library.  Mo Qing Yan learned kung fu from Xie Chang Jun.  Later Mo Qing Ya also learned kung fu.

Mo Qing Yan became very good in her kungfu.  A war started. Mo Qing Yan’s father asked Mo Qing Yan to join the military since she is better than Mo Qing Ya.  Mo Qing Yan got ambushed and almost die.  Xie Chang June came in time to save Mo Qing Yan.  Mo Qing Yan was 16 years old at that time.

Mo Qing Yan attended a banquet party and saw Xie Chang Jun was close to Mo Qing Ya.  Mo Qing Yan’s heart broke.  Prince Nada asked Mo Qing Yan to follow him home but got rejected.  Prince Nada said Da Xuan Guo will send a princess as political bride and a son of an officer as hostage to keep the peace between two countries.

Mo Qing Yan’s parents cried and begged Mo Qing Yan to take her sister place to go to Touba Guo.  Mo Qing Yan already disappointed with her parent’s biasness and said she will only go if Xie Chang Jun wants her to go.  Master Mo sent a pot of primrose to Xie Chang Jun and said his daughter like the primrose.  The sister who received the primrose will stay on the other sister will go to Tou Ba Guo.  Xie Chang Jun gave the primrose to Mo Qing Ya.  Mo Qing Yan went crazy and destroy the primrose.  Mo Qing Yan said she likes the primrose too and she has always give in to her sister because she is older.  Mo Qing Yan’s heart broke because she realised no one actually care for her.

Mo Qing Yan went to Tou Ba Guo.  The Tou Ba soldiers disabled her kung fu, abused her and locked her up.  Mo Qing Yan got rape by her jailer.   As Mo Qing Yan lying there, she can’t think of a person that could help her.  Suddenly a man came in to save her.  It was Prince Nada who apologised for not being around to protect her.   Mo Qing Yan married Prince Nada.

Da Xuan Guo and Tou Ba Guo started war.  Prince Nada told Mo Qing Yan to live on and only die the day she is the happiest.  Prince Nada died in battle.  Mo Qing Yan followed Xie Chang Jun back to Da Xuan Guo.  Xie Chang Jun told Mo Qing Yan he likes her and did not know the real intention of the primrose.  Xie Chang Jun asked for Mo Qing Yan’s hand in marriage.  Mo Qing Yan killed herself on her wedding nite.

FL thought it was Mo Qing Yan’s soul who kept Xie Chang Jun’s soul in his dream without realising that it was also Xie Chan June’s own wish to live in the dream.   FL asked Xie Chang Jun to wake up to help her to translate the Huan Yang book and she will send him back to reunite with Mo Qing Yan.  Xie Chang Jun agreed.

When FL was preparing to bring Xie Chang Jun back to Mo Qing Yan, Mo Ran came in and asked her to leave.  Mo Ran said the Xie family is coming to capture her because Xie Chang June already died.  FL got angry at Mo Ran because Mo Ran killed Xie Chang Jun and she did not keep her promise.

4th story – 飞花将梦来 (Fei Hua Jiang Meng Lai)

FL met Xu Zhang Huan who claimed that she can stop the Xie family if FL helps her.  Xu Zhang Huan is blind and her hair has turned white even though she is not old.  Xu Zhang Huan said she has forgotten a person’s face and she wants to see him.  FL brought Xu Zhang Huan to the past.

They arrived in a village called Liu Jia Cun.  A man asked the villager to bring Xie Yan to him.  A young man walked out to say he is Xie Yan.  Suddenly girl came and took Xie Yan away.  The girl is Xu Zhang Huan.  Xu Zhang Huan is a member of Tian Ji Sheng Gong.  Xie Yan’s father recruited them to bring Xie Yan home.  The Xie family is having it’s own internal fight and there were people who wanted to get rid of Xie Yan.

Xu Zhang Huan and Xie Yan fell in love and promised each other they will be together.  The Xie family look down on Xu Zhang Huan.  Xu Zhang Huan left.  The Xie family started to groom Xie Yan.  Xie Yan waited for Xu Zhang Huan to return but she did not.  Xie Yan heard that Jing Wang went to Tian Ji Shen Gong to ask for Xu Zhang Huan’s hand in marriage. Xu Zhang Huan did not agree or reject.  One day, someone pushed Xie Yan into a well.  Xie Yan almost got killed.  After Xie Yan got better, he asked his father how to keep the one he loves.  His father said Xie Yan needs to grow stronger and powerful.

5 years later, Xie Yan became the youngest prime minister in the country.  Xie Yan destroyed Tian Ji Shen Gong and killed everyone except for Xu Zhang Huan.  Xu Zhang Huan could not believe that the young man she knows has now turned into a beast.  Xie Yan broke her limbs and blinded her so he could keep her with him forever.

Xie Yan married Xu Zhang Huan. On their wedding night, Xu Zhang Huan used all her effort to stab Xie Yan.  Xu Zhang Huan said she hated Xie Yan and she likes Jing Wang.  Xie Yan continued to love Xu Zhang Huan despite her hatred.  Xu Zhang Huan got used of having Xie Yan around her.  After a long time, when Xie Yan’s love was not reciprocated, Xie Yan started to change.  Xie Yan started to drink and visit brothels.  Xu Zhang Huan thought Xie Yan no longer loves her.

Jing Wang accused of treason.  Jing Wang fight back and besieged the city. Xie Yan gave Xu Zhang Huan a divorce agreement and said she is free to go.  Xu Zhang Huan asked Xie Yan to hug her.  Xu Zhang Huan stabbed Xie Yan.  Xie Yan could have survived but he rather die since he did not get Xu Zhang Huan’s love.

Mo Ran suddenly appeared to take away Xu Zhang Huan’s soul.  Before FL could do anything, she got captured by the Xie family.

5th Story – 载君归 (Zai Jun Gui)

Xie Zi Shang made a pact with FL.  He wanted to look for someone who already died.  The person is Lin An, the Da Xuan Guo first female prime minister.  To do that, they went to the palace and entered the Emperor’s dream.  Li Ran is a crown prince and he met Lin An when they were just kids.  Prince Li Ran’s mother already died and the Empress does not like him.

Lin An is the only daughter of Lin Tai Fu and she became very close to Li Ran.  Lin An said she will become Prince Li Ran’s wife when she grows up.  Da Xuan lost in the war with Bei Chao.  Prince Li Ran sent to Bei Chao as hostage.  Lin An went to send Prince Li Ran and gave him a sword and said one day, she will bring him back.

10 years later…

The Empress sent people to assassinate Prince Li Ran.  Prince Li Ran has changed.  Lin An became the first female Prime Minister.  Lin An went to Bei Chao Guo to bring Prince Li Ran back to Da Xuan Guo.  The Empress sent her people to stop them from returning.  Lin An and Prince Li Ran got attack.  When Prince Li Ran about to jump from the cliff with Lin An, he said he will make Lin An his queen if they survived.

Prince Li Ran saved Lin An from drowning.  Lin An asked Prince Li Ran why he treated her so good.  Prince Li Ran said he needed Lin An and if one day, he no longer needed her, he will abandon her.   Prince Li Ran said Lin An can do the same too.

The Emperor died.  Prince Li Ran ascended the throne.  Li Ran did not mention anything about appointing Lin An as his Empress.  Li Ran’s counsellors  suggested he married Minister Zuo’s daughter to stabilise his throne.  Lin An’s heart broke and questioned Li Ran.  Li Ran said he can get rid of the Empress and his consort but he will keep her with him.  Li Ran asked Lin An to arrange his wedding.

On Li Ran’s wedding day, Lin An drank alone in a tavern.  Lin An met Ning Jiu Shi.  Lin An said to Ning Jiu Shi that since Li Ran already married, she should marry too.  The next day, Lin An heard that Ning Jiu Shi has used her pass and stole the defence plan.  Li Ran asked Lin An to kill Ning Jiu Shi.

Lin An chased Ning Jiu Shi and got to the same cliff that she was with Li Ran before.  Lin An and Ning Jiu Shi fell from the cliff.  Both survived.  Lin An pretended unconscious and heard Ning Jiu Shi said he will return to marry her.

Lin An took a month to return to Da Xuan Guo.  By then, it was already a mess.  Da Xuan Guo lost a few cities to Ning Guo.  Minister Zuo said he can send troops to fight Ning Guo and in exchange, Li Ran must send Lin An to the Empress.  Li Ran told Lin An the reason.  Lin An said she will go if Li Ran wants her to go.

Lin An got tortured by the Empress.  The Empress made a bet with Lin An.  If she can get Li Ran to take away then she will release her.  Li Ran told the Empress that she better keep Lin An alive as Lin An is one of his important chess pieces.   Li Ran did not take Lin An away when Lin An begged him.

A few days later, Lin An got sent back to the Li Ran.  Li Ran personally nursed Lin An back to health.  One night Lin An woke up from a nightmare and heard Li Ran said he will kill those who have hurt her.  Lin An asked Li Ran whether he loves her.  Li Ran said yes.  Lin An asked whether Li Ran understood what is love?

Lin An lost her kung fu and her vocal cord got injured.   Her health was greatly affected after the torture she went through.  Lin An gave up on Li Ran and wrote to Ning Guo.

Ning Guo sent a marriage proposal to Da Xuan Guo.  Li Ran asked Lin An not to go and said he could give her everything that Ning Jiu Shi can give her.  Lin An said Li Ran cannot give her love but Ning Jiu Shi can.   Lin An said he will kill her before he allowed her to get marry to Ning Jiu Shi.  That night, his soldier surrounded Lin’s residence.

Lin An managed to escape. Lin An saw Li Ran from a far.  Li Ran shouted for her to come back.  Lin An said she no longer loves him and left.   Li Ran understood at last he has lost her.   Ning Jiu Shi saved Lin An and brought her back to Ning Guo.

Li Ran visited Lin An the night before her wedding to Ning Jiu Shi and asked her to give up her plan.  Ning Jiu Shi came.  Ning Jiu Shi and Li Ran fight.  Lin An got hurt trying to block Li Ran from hurting Ning Jiu Shi.  Li Ran left his sword with Lin An.

Da Xuan Guo and Bei Chao Guo started a war.  Bei Chao Guo got defeated.  Lin Ran went to Bei Chao Guo and saw Lin An wearing her Empress gown waiting for him.  Lin An already died.  After Ning Jiu Shi died in the battle, she burned down her own palace.  It was her soul who was waiting for Li Ran to come to return the sword to him.

Xie Zi Shang asked FL where do you think Lin An’s soul is?  FL look up at the tree and saw a girl there.  This was the place where Lin An first met Li Ran.  Lin An loves and hates Li Ran.  Xie Zi Shang took out his lamp and captured Lin An’s soul.  Xie Zi Shang said he is also collecting 12 souls.

6th Story – 掌上绘世 (Zhang Shang Hui Shi)

When FL and Xie Zi Shang came out from the Emperor’s dream they got captured.  Xie Zi Shang told the Emperor, they can help him to revive Lin Ran.  The Emperor gave both a poison pill to control them.  Xie Zi Shang said he needed to leave to find the ingredients.

Xie Zi Shang brought FL to a village to look for a Hua Gu Shi.  Hua Gu Shi paints human skin and bone.  Then find the souls and get a Ting Ming Shi to revive a dead person.

Wen Lan is a Hua Gu Shi and said he will help them and in exchange, he asked FL to give him a pill for him to meet his sweetheart.  Wen Lan said he can paint the person but he can’t see them.

Wen Lan is a talented painter and became famous when he was only 14 years old.  All his paintings sold out. One day, a girl called Ran Yan came and said she admired his work and asked to learn painting from him.

Wen Lan and Ran Yan fell in love.   One day, Ran Yan said she needs to go away for some time.  Ran Yan said their love will destroy their future.  After Ran Yan left, Wen Lan started to change.  Wen Lan became serious.  On the third year, Wen Lan met Xuan Qing, another painter.

Ran Yan returned.  That night, Ran Yan and Wen Lan celebrated her return with a dinner and they drank a lot.  The next day, someone told Wen Lan that Ran Yan is in trouble.  Ran Yan got accused of plagiarizing Xuan Qing’s work.  Ran Yan insisted that she did not.

To save Ran Yan, Wen Lan decided to admit fault.  On the night of punishment, everyone shocked as they saw the view in front of them changed.  Wen Lan realised what they saw came from Ran Yan’s memory.  Xuan Qing plagiarised Ran Yan’s work instead.  Wen Lan rushed home.  Ran Yan used her own blood to paint out her memories.  Ever since the death of Ran Yan, Wen Lan trained himself and became the first Hua Gu Shi in his village.  Wen Lan realised after he successfully painted Ran Yan, he could not see Ran Yan and neither could Ran Yan sees him.  Wen Lan heard that after Ran Yan woke up, she has forgotten about her past and became a Hua Gu Shi too.

FL said she can only make Wen Lan sees Yan Ran but can’t make her sees Wen Ran. Wen Lan ate the pill.  Wen Lan saw Yan Ran and said “I Love You”.   But Yan Ran only sees FL and Xie Zi Shang

7th Story –  鲸空欢 (Jing Kong Huan)

Mo Ran came to collect the fourth soul at Hua Gu Village and got into a fight with Xie Zi Shang.  Mo Ran gave a purse to FL and asked her to find a demon for him.

FL found Ling Li.  But Ling Li ran away.  FL and Ling Li started a chasing game.  FL noticed Ling Li always run to Shen Chi Gong.  FL went to Shen Chi Gong and waited for her there.  Ling Li went to look for Ji Di.

One night, Ling Li came back thoroughly wet.  Ling Li told FL her story.  Ling Li is actually a whale spirit in Shui Jing Gong.  Shui Jing Gong protected with seals to prevent the creature from leaving Shui Jing Gong.  One day, someone threw a boy (Ji Di) into Shui Jing Gong.  Ling Li saved the Ji Di.  Ji Di communicate with Ling Li through writing.  Ling Li told the Ji Di, she can’t read.  Ji Di taught Ling Li to write.  Ji Di fell in love with Ling Li.

Ji Di turns 16 years old.  Ling Li noticed Ji Di’s sorrow.  Ling Li told Ji Di there is a plant in the sea called Meng Yuan.  If Ji Di leaves her, let her eat Meng Yuan so she will forever stay in her own dream with Ji Di.   Ling Li gave Ji Di a bracelet and said Ling Li can hear Ji Di’s voice anytime and anywhere.

One day, a group of people came to take Ji Di away.  Ji Di agreed to leave as long as they released Ling Li.  Ji Di asked Ling Li to wait for him.  Ji Di forced to become the high priest and to forget Ling Li.  Ling Li could hear everything that happened to Ji Di.  Ling Li took a few years to break the seal to escape from Shui Jing Gong.

Ling Li went to Shen Chi Gong and became Ji Di’s disciple student.  Ling Li tried to make Ji Di fall in love with her again.  Ji Di said Ling Li ate the Meng Yuan herb and lived in her own dream.  Ling Li disagreed and before she died, flashes of the past shown to all to see.  The person who ate the Meng Yuan herb was Ji Di.

8th Story – 镜续生 (Jing Xu Sheng)

After the death of Ling Li, FL got captured by Jing Yue (Ji Di’s mother).  Jing Yue brought FL to a tomb and asked FL to kill her and she will tell FL the truth about Mo Ran collecting the 12 souls.  FL gave Jing Yue a poison pill and Jing Yue told FL her life story.

Many years ago, Jing Yue ran away from Shen Chi Gong and met Shen Zhu Li.  Shen Zhu Li was poor.   They earned their living through cheating and moved from place to place.  But they were happy together.  After Jing Yue gave birth to their son, Jing Yue’s mother came.  Jing Yue’s mother offered Shen Zhu Li a large sum of money and in return, she will bring her daughter and grandson back to Shen Chi Gong.  Shen Zhu Li did not want Jing Yue to suffer with him and thought that it will be better if she returns home with her mother.  Jing Yue got extremely disappointed with Shen Zhu Li and hated him.

Shen Zhu Li misses Jing Yue and his son.  Shen Zhu Li sneaked into Shen Ci Gong to become a servant.  All the servants told Shen Zhu Li how well Jing Yue and her son treated by Shen Ci Gong Leader.  No one really knows that Jing Yue’s mother used Jing Yue as tool to concoct a drug to increase her power.  Jing Yue was living in hell.

Shen Zhu Li met Jing Yue at last.  Jing Yue treated Shen Zhu Li very badly.  Shen Zhu Li died after he saved Jing Yue.  Jing Yue realised Shen Zhu Li loves her a lot.  Jing Yue lives on many years and wanted to die so she could reunite with Shen Zhu Li in the underworld.

9th Story – 黄金玫瑰亦成尘 (Huang Jin Mei Guī Yi Cheng Chen) 

After Jing Yue died,  FL saw eleven paintings on the tomb.  FL saw her name, Mo Ran and Xie Zi Shang.  Suddenly Xie Zi Shang appeared next to her and instigated FL to open the tomb.  FL saw a very old woman in the tomb.   The old woman told FL her life story.

An Empress gave birth to a pair of twins.  Because it is a taboo, the Emperor decided to kill the younger twin but the Empress saved him.  The Empress sent the youngest twin to her brother.  The boy became Rong Chen.  Lin Qing Qing is the daughter of a Minister who lived next to Rong Chen.

The power of the Rong family deteriorated after the Empress got punished. Lin Qing Qing could not stand people looking down on Rong Chen.  Rong Chen is disabled and got poisoned after he was born.   Lin Qing Qing announced to everyone that she likes Rong Chen and does not mind his disability.  After that confession, Rong Chen and Lin Qing Qing got engaged. Rong Chen promised Lin Qing Qing he will protect her forever.

When Lin Qing Qing reached the marriageable age, Master Ling kept delaying the marriage of Rong Chen with Lin Qing Qing.  One day, Lin Qing Qing’s family got imprisoned.  Lin Qing Qing thought Rong Chen will come to save her and her family but he did not turn up.  Lin Qing Qing got rape and saw her family executed.  The prison guard later sold Lin Qing Qing to a brothel on the way to the border.

Lin Qing Qing became a famous dancer and bought by a prince who took her back to the capital city.  Lin Qing Qing danced in front of the new Emperor.  The new Emperor is Rong Chen and he made Lin Qing Qing his consort.  Rong Chen explained to Lin Qing Qing that he was unconscious when her family got imprisoned.  By the time, he woke up, he tried looking for Lin Qing Qing but failed.   It was Rong Chen’s uncle who plotted to get rid of the Lin’s family.

Lin Qing Qing slowly consolidated her power and became an Empress.  Lin Qing Qing gave birth to her son.  As Rong Chen lay dying, he told Lin Qing Qing that he knows she fed him a slow dying poison and understood why she did that.  Rong Chen said he has promised Li Qing Qing protection and he hope that his death will bring sustaining power to Lin Qing Qing to feel secured after her son ascended the throne.

FL saw Lin Qing Qing’s soul.  Lin Qing Qing said FL agreed to help her many thousand years ago.  Lin Qing Qing wanted to search for Rong Chen’s soul after his reincarnation.  FL made some calculation and said that Rong Chen has become Shen Si Ming, the Tian Ming Leader.

10th Story – 天命约 (Tian Ming Yue)

Shen Si Ming killed Lin Qing Qing.  FL and Xie Zi Shang met a woman in a teahouse.  The woman asked FL for a pill to kill a Tian Ming Shi.  The woman said the Tian Ming Shi killed her husband and forced her to abort her baby.

When FL got back to Tian Ming city, Shen Si Ming was waiting for her.  Shen Si Ming told FL his life story.  Shen Si Ming was born as Lin Shi Qing from a merchant family. Lin Shi Ming met his wife, Qin Chang during a lantern festival.  Qin Chang fell into the river and Lin Shi Ming saved her.  Lin Shi Ming and Qin Chang got married.  Qin Chang passed away after she gave birth to a baby.

Shen Si Ming came to see Lin Shi Ming and said he can save Qin Chang.  Shen Si Ming said Lin Shi Ming’s life destined to bring calamity to his spouse hence he suggested that they switched their life destiny.  Lin Shi Ming agreed and decided to bring his memory with him.  Shen Si Ming did not want to remember any of his current life and decided to start new.

So Lin Shi Ming became Shen Si Ming and Shen Si Ming became Lin Shi Ming.  Shen Si Ming went to meet with Qin Chang just like his previous life.  But he did not get to save Qing Chang.  Lin Shi Ming saved Qin Chang.  Just like before, Qin Chang married Lin Shi Ming.

Shen Si Ming abducted Qin Chang and made her aborted her baby.  Shen Si Ming did not want Qin Chang to die.  Qin Chang hated Shen Si Ming.  Shen Si Ming realised love and marriage predestined by heaven.  Shen Si Ming let Qin Chang leaves.  Qin Chang begged Shen Si Ming to save Lin Shi Ming when Lin Si Ming about to die.  In return, she will leave with Shen Si Ming and severed her relationship with Lin Shi Ming.  Shen Si Ming used his blood to save Lin Shi Ming but Lin Shi Ming killed himself because he did not want Qin Chang to be with Shen Si Ming.

Qin Chang thought it was Shen Si Ming who killed Lin Shi Ming.  Shen Si Ming brought Qin Chang back to their house and told her the story of their previous life.  Shen Si Ming died.  Qin Chang cried and said she never wanted Shen Si Ming to die.  Qin Chang hated own herself.

FL realised that she is living in the illusion.  Everything around her is fake.

11th Story – 谢流光 (Xie Liu Guang)

Xie Zi Shang came into the room and asked FL not to be frightened.  Xie Zi Shang brought FL into his memory.  Xie Zi Shang’s father forced to divorce his wife to marry a Tian Ming Shi.  Everyone thought Xie Zi Shang will come to hate his stepmother but he did not.  Xie Zi Shang became very close to his stepmother and wanted to become a Tian Ming Shi.

Xie Zi Shang went to Tian Ming City to look for a master to teach him.  Ye Cheng accepted Xie Zi Shang as his student.  Xie Zi Shang fell in love with his disciple sister, Ye An (FL).  But FL loves Mo Ran.  Xie Zi Shang and FL spent lots of time together.   One day, Xie Zi Shang wanted to confess his love to FL but got interrupted when they heard Mo Ran has returned to the city.

After Mo Ran returned, the elders started to arrange FL and Mo Ran’s wedding.  On FL’s wedding eve, Xie Zi Shang went out drinking with FL.  FL said she has a pill that can make Xie Zi Shang forgets the love of his life so he can start over again.  Xie Zi Shang fed that pill to FL instead.  FL canceled her wedding with Mo Ran and eloped with Xie Zi Shang.

Xie Zi Shang and FL accused of killing Ye Cheng.  They got chased by the Tian Ming members.  Xie Zi Shang got injured heavily blocking stab for FL.  FL thought Mo Ran was the mastermind but she was wrong.  It was Xie Zi Shang.  Xie Zi Shang said he always has to fight and snatch what he wants.  Xie Zi Shang claimed there is no one in the world who loves him except for his deceased mother.    FL defended Tian Ming City when Xie Zi Shang came with his army.

Tian Ming City lost. When Xie Zi Shang saw FL standing among the death, FL told Xie Zi Shang that she knew it when he fed her the pill and still ate it.  FL died.

Many years later, Xie Zi Shang saw a woman came to ask for his life.  Xie Zi Shang said he has given his life to FL many years ago.  Mo Ran came to see Xie Zi Shang and said he wants to bring FL out from her dream.  Xie Zi Shang agreed to help and all he wants is to see FL again.

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