No of Episodes: 221
Author: 木嬴(Mu Ying)
Female Voice: 郡不见 (Jun Bu Jian)
This is my second by Mu Ying. The first book was 世嫁 (Shi Jia)
A book dropped from the shelf and hit FL’s head. FL fainted. When FL woke up, her soul was in the body a woman who just gave birth to a pair of twins. FL heard that she fainted on the roadside, and brought home by Zhao Si Ping and his wife, Fang Shi. The Zhao family noticed the high quality clothing worn by FL, and hope to get some benefit after FL reunite with her family.
The Zhao headed by Zhao Dong Cheng. Zhao Dong Cheng’s wife, Liu Shi is a greedy woman who favour son. Zhao Dong Cheng has 5 sons and 1 daughter. The eldest son, Zhao Si Fu and his wife, Wang Shi has 1 daughter and 2 sons. The second son, Zhao Si Gui and his wife, Li Shi has 2 daughters and 1 son. The third son, Zhao Si Ping and his wife, Fang Shi has 3 daughters. Zhao Si Ping injured his leg while hunting, hence he turned to carpentry to support his livelihood. Because of his handicapped, Zhao Si Ping often bullied by his family. Fang Shi is too soft and got bullied by Liu Shi and her sisters in law. The fourth son, Zhao Si An and fifth son, Zhao Si Ming not married. The Zhao put all their hope on Zhao Si Ming, the only one who went to school. Zhao Si Lian is the youngest daughter of the Zhao and pampered by Liu Shi.
FL could not remember her past. Fang Shi told FL, when she was unconscious, FL called “Yao Ma Ma”, “Bai Shao” and “Fu Ling”. Liu Shi pawn FL’s hairpin to get money to buy food for the Zhao’s family. Liu Shi eyed FL’s other jewellery hoping to get more money. Liu Shi always remind FL to remember her family’s gratitude for saving FL. Liu Shi turned unfriendly when she got to know that FL ran out of money. FL knows she needs to find ways to make money to support herself. FL cannot rely on the Zhao forever if no one comes to claim her and her children.
FL pawn her clothes but her money taken away by Liu Shi. FL could not stand anymore, went to argue with Liu Shi. When Zhao Dong Cheng heard about their argument, he advised his wife to return the money to FL. But Liu Shi refused. Zhao Si Ming also could not stand his mother’s behaviour, threaten to stop study. Liu Shi reluctantly returned the money to FL. FL gave some money to Fang Shi and advised her to save it for her daughters’ dowry. Fang Shi gave all her money to Liu Shi but Liu Shi never appreciate it and always scold Fang Shi. Fang Shi saw Liu Shi did not treat her children fair. Liu Shi followed FL’s advice to start her own saving.
FL drew a picture to get Zhao Si Ping to make a rocking bed for her babies. Zhao Si Ming made a few more to sell. The rocking bed became very popular and order started to increase. FL made the rest of the Zhao brothers to help, and instigated them to negotiate with Liu Shi to keep some of the revenue as their salary. Liu Shi disagreed at first, and when her sons stopped working, she relented at last. FL suggested Zhao Si Ming to teach his nephews to read and write as part of his duty to help the family.
FL saved Zhao He from a snake bite. Zhao He earned his living from catching snake to sell in town. Zhao He’s older brother and father died from snake bite. Zhao He pledged his life to FL. When Fang Shi heard how FL treated Zhao He, she scolded FL. FL knows Fang Shi truly care for her and her children. FL went to town with Fang Shi to set up a store to see dessert. FL bumped into Ye Gui Yue (ML), who is known as Yue Jun Wang, famous for being a bully. ML was searching for a woman who he only saw from behind. ML’s bodyguard, Leng Feng jokingly suggested FL to hit ML if she wants to away the big East Pearl. FL fell on ML, then accidentally pricked him with her needle. ML fainted. Everyone got a shock. FL ran away.
FL bumped into her servants, Yao Ma Ma and Fu Ling. Fu Ling is Yao Ma Ma’s daughter. Yao Ma Ma and Fu Ling searched everywhere for FL since they got separated. Yao Ma Ma told FL that ML is her fiancé. At first, ML supposed to marry her 6th sister, Qin Zhi Wu. But Qin Zhi Wu refused to marry, and FL got selected to replace Qin Zhi Wu. FL ran away because she got pregnant with another man’s baby. Yao Ma Ma said she did not know who is FL’s lover. Fang Shi told Yao Ma Ma, FL lost her memory after child-birth.
FL brought Yao Ma Ma and Fu Ling back to Shang Yuan Village. Yao Ma Ma offered money to Liu Shi and forced her to swear that she would not tell anyone about FL’s background. Eunuch Xu came to see FL with an imperial edict. The Emperor wants FL to marry ML after he heard what FL did to ML. Eunuch Xu left immediately after he heard, FL already married and has two children. FL got a title “No 1 Village Girl” instead.
FL’s fame as a doctor spread fast in Shang Yuan Village, after she successfully treated a critically ill woman. A man called Wu Cheng heard of FL’s fame, asked FL to treat his master who could not walk after a fall. FL rejected after Wu Cheng said his master lives in the capital city.
FL moved to the nearby town with Yao Ma Ma and Fu Ling. Yao Ma Ma told FL, she has enough money for the rest of their lives. FL helped Fang Shi and her husband to open a dessert shop in town. FL accepted Rong Qing Xu’s invitation. Rong Qing Xu’s stepsister and cousins plotted to embarrass FL. FL bumped into Rong Jing Xuan and ML in a hot spring. ML very angry that he became the laughing-stock in town after FL made him fainted. ML challenged FL to do the same to him again. FL did as told. ML fainted again but this time, ML woke up very fast.
Rong Jing Xuan and ML are best friends and they shared the same birthday. ML’s father refused to celebrate ML’s birthday. Every year, ML will go to the Rong residence to eat his birthday noodle. ML came to see Rong Jing Xuan to ask him to draw 1000 copies painting of a woman with her back.
Rong Jing Xuan got poisoned many years ago and he needed to stay near a hot spring to keep the poison in control. FL told the Rong that she could treat Rong Jing Xuan. FL asked for a high fee. ML did not believe FL. On the way out from the Rong’s residence, Fu Ling said FL has a dress that looks exactly like the girl in the painting. FL told the Rong that she will be back after they managed to get the type of snake that she wanted to treat Rong Jing Xuan.
ML stopped FL on the way home. ML and FL exchanged another battle of words. Fu Ling worried ML might take FL away, hence she quickly explained that FL already engaged and will marry soon to someone affluent in the capital city. At night, Leng Feng (ML’s bodyguard) came to see FL. Leng Feng said ML insisted FL to cook birthday noodle for ML. FL failed after a few attempts, and proposed to make ML a birthday cake instead.
FL asked Zhao He for help. After Zhao He got the snake she wanted, FL asked Zhao He to go to the Rong to claim his reward. FL went to the Rong to treat Rong Jing Xuan. FL bumped into ML again at the Rong Residence. ML wants to make FL, his wife because he could not sleep after he met her. FL said she can make a sleeping drug for him to heal his insomnia instead. FL told ML, she is getting marry next month.
FL bumped into a Monk in town. The Monk said, based on FL’s date of birth, FL will face calamity but now the critical period already passed. The next time, FL saw the Monk, she found that ML and the Monk are friends. The Monk told ML, what he is looking for is in Li Zhou. Yao Ma Ma told FL, the Monk is Wu Yuan Da Shi, a famous monk who the Emperor goes for consultation. The Monk saw FL’s children. Yao Ma Ma asked Monk to read the children’s future. The Monk refused and left.
FL’s father (Ding Yuan Hou) got locked-up. ML spread news that Ding Yuan Hou will only be released after his daughter return to get marry. FL and her servants rushed back to the capital city. The painting of FL pasted everywhere. When Fu Ling saw the painting, she got a shock. The painting drawn by FL’s stepsister. FL looks extremely ugly in the painting. When FL got to the prison, the guard refused to let her in because FL did not look like the woman in the painting. FL went back to the carriage to make herself ugly like woman in the painting.
Ding Yuan Hou got a shock when he saw his daughter. Ding Yuan Hou and FL left the prison. On their way home, ML came. ML wanted to confirm whether Ding Yuan Hou’s daughter really ugly. FL purposely ran out calling ML “hubby”. When ML saw FL, he ran away. News spread that FL frighten ML away.
FL was not welcomed back to Ding Yuan Hou’s house. FL’s grandmother, Zhou Shi and stepmother, Qian Shi wanted to punish FL, but they could not, because they needed FL to marry ML.
ML is going to marry two wives (Ming Zhu Jun Zhu and FL) on the same day. Ming Zhu Jun Zhu as his first wife and FL as his concubine. On the wedding day, after ML collected both brides, he did not bring his brides home for the ceremonial rites. Instead, he went to gate crash all the weddings in town. ML remembered FL telling him that she is going to marry on the same day. ML wanted FL as his wife not realising that FL is already one of his brides. What ML did was really disgraceful. The Emperor sent an imperial edict to cancel ML’s wedding with Ming Zhu Jun Zhu.
When ML could not find FL, he thought FL lied to him. ML used 10 of his life saving seals to cancel his wedding with FL. FL felt relieved that she finally free from ML. FL found out, one year ago, she got drugged with aphrodisiac by her stepsisters. Luckily before FL came back to Ding Yuan Hou Fu, she made a permanent mark on her arm to prove her virginity. FL arranged her twins to stay outside the Ding Yuan Hou Fu and told everyone, she found them at the countryside, and adopted them.
After the wedding got cancelled, FL’s grandmother and stepmother insisted to punish FL from running away a year ago. FL volunteered to stay at the temple to write Buddhist scripture. FL met Xie Ming Shu at the temple. Xie Ming Shu harm by her stepsister and her family abandoned her at the temple after her face got a big scar. FL healed Xie Ming Shu’s face.
ML tied Zhao Si Ping in front of the gate to force FL to come to him. FL went to meet ML and told him why she cannot marry him. FL brought ML to see her twins. ML got disappointed and jealous. ML saw a purple string appeared on Chen Ge’s hand but then disappeared. This mean Chen Ge is a royal descendant. After Ding Yuan Hou went out-of-town on assignment, FL’s grandmother and stepmother plotted to get rid of FL. They accepted the marriage proposal for FL from 2nd Master Song, a good for nothing wastrel. FL saw 2nd Master Song got beaten by ML when 2nd Master Song tried to molest FL at the temple.
Old Madam Dai went to the temple claiming that FL’s children were her missing grandchildren. FL asked ML to help her. ML took FL’s twins away and passed each of them to his good friend, Chu Pei and Yuan Zhen. Chu Pei and Yuan Zhen turned to their own mothers for help instead. No one dare to go against ML. The next day, FL went to get her children back. FL got rejected and knew that she needed ML’s approval before she can take her children back. FL begged ML to let her children go. FL said she will leave town with her children. ML told FL, he saw the purple string on her son’s hand again the night before. FL can leave but her son cannot.
FL agreed to treat Huan Zi’s leg and in return, she wanted the Huan to help her to cancel her engagement to 2nd Master Song. FL drew a picture of the items she needed to treat Huan Zi. FL wanted a syringe that she could use to draw the blood out from Huan Zi’s head. No one could make what FL wanted and not even those in the palace.
FL got her twins back and arranged the twins to stay in the same house when they first got to the city. ML sent his guards to protect FL’s twins. FL has to go back to Ding Yuan Hou to prepare for her wedding with 2nd Master Song. FL’s engagement got cancelled after ML announced that he will kill anyone who dares to marry FL.
ML and FL’s meeting increases. ML gave FL’s a jade hairpin but got taken away by her stepsister. ML got angry and thought FL did not want his present. FL used ML’s name to threaten her stepmother and stepsister to stop them from stealing her jewellery. FL sold a formula to ML to increase steel production and in return ML will help her to make the syringe that she wants.
FL met Jing Ning Jun Zhu at the temple before and they became good friends. Jing Ning Jun Zhu became a mute because she got poisoned when she was very young. FL saw the high socialite bully Jing Ning Jun Zhu and offered to heal Jing Ning Jun Zhu. FL also came out with lots of idea to help Jing Ning Jun Zhu organised Fu Rong party.
Ding Yuan Hou came back and went to the see the twins. Ding Yuan Hou immediately can recognised that the twins are FL’s children. Ding Yuan Hou punished Yao Ma Ma for hiding the truth from him. Ding Yuan Hou also saw the purple string on Chen Ke’s hand and a jade pendant which looks familiar. Ding Yuan Hou found out the twin’s father is ML.
No one expected to see ML at the Fu Rong party but he turned up. The Emperor came to the party too. There were performance and competitions during the party. ML and FL took part and won the competition. The Emperor was about to pass an imperial edict to give FL to ML as wife but stopped by his personal Eunuch. The Eunuch told the Emperor that he had promised Ding Yuan Hou not to meddle in FL’s marriage. ML got very upset. If ML wants to marry FL, he needs to go to Ding Yuan Hou for permission. Since the Emperor cannot give marriage, ML asked the Emperor to give him the zither that belong to the previous Empress (Ye Qin Xin). The Emperor agreed and everyone got a shock. Everyone knows that the zither was the Emperor’s most treasured item and it was more important than the imperial seal.
The Emperor noticed ML likes FL and purposely asked Ding Yuan Hou to make it difficult for ML to marry FL. ML gave the zither to FL. Zhen Nan Wang not happy that ML wants to marry FL. Ding Yuan Hou returned the zither to Zhen Nan Wang and invited Zhen Nan Wang for a private meeting. Ding Yuan Hou told Zhen Nan Wang about the twins. Zhen Nan Wang went to see the twins and immediately changed his mind. Zhen Nan gave the zither back to FL. Ding Yuan Hou refused ML’s marriage proposal. In order to marry FL, ML apologised to Ding Yuan Hou in public for what he had done in past. Ding Yuan Hou accepted ML’s apology but still refused to let FL marries ML. ML got angry and used threat to force Ding Yuan Hou to agree. ML showed Ding Yuan Hou, the corruption evidence he found, related to FL’s uncle. Ding Yuan Hou has no choice but to agree.
FL bumped into a servant who tried to pass secret message to Qin Zhi Shu. FL read the secret message. FL found out the tea served to ML got poisoned. FL told ML, the mastermind is Xiang Wang Shi Zhi. Instead of killing them, FL suggested to make their life a living hell. FL gave Leng Feng a bottle of poison, she concocted for Xiang Wang Shi Zhi. Leng Feng later found out that the poison will cause erectile dysfunction and infertility. Leng Feng told ML, he fed both Xiang Wang and his son the poisons.
FL got instructed to meet the royal consort at the palace. FL met 9th Prince and they became friends. The meeting with the royal consorts got interrupted with the arrival of the Empress. The Empress dislikes FL. The Emperor came later. Eunuch Xu got a shock when he saw FL. Eunuch Xu told the Emperor that FL is the 1st Village girl. The Emperor got angry and left. FL knew she could not keep her secret anymore. FL also aware the Emperor will not let her marry ML.
The Emperor instructed Zhang Jiu to get rid of the twins. The twins protected by ML and Zhen Nan Wang secret agents. Zhen Nan Wang’s Assistant, Tie Shu told the Zhang Jiu, the twins is ML’s biological children. When Zhang Jiu got back to the palace, he heard argument between the Emperor and Zhen Nan Wang. Zhen Nan Wang punched the Emperor and told him the truth. The Emperor confirmed the fact with Zhang Jiu. The Emperor happy about the twins but worried that they might end up like ML. FL thought the Emperor will send a killer to get rid of her but instead sent lots of gifts to her instead.
FL told Yao Ma Ma, she met her cousin brother in the palace. Yao Ma Ma told FL the story about her mother. Ding Yuan Hou and Su Xiang Wan fell in love but Zhao Shi refused to agree because she was once engaged to the Su family but got cancelled. Su Xiang Wan ran away from her engagement and became Ding Yuan Hou’s mistress. Ding Yuan Hou refused to let Qian Shi to put FL into the family registry as her daughter because he always considered Su Xiang Wan as his main wife. Qin Zhi Shu got pregnant with Xiang Wang Shi Zhi’s baby. Since Xiang Wang Shi Zi could not beget another child in future, Xiang Wang Fei agreed Qin Zhi Shu to marry her son.
Xiang Wang Shi Zi and ML fight and competed with each other how much dowry they gave to the Qin sisters. FL agreed to marry on the same day as Qin Zhi Shu. Li Shi and Zhao Si Lian came from Li Province to attend FL’s wedding. Li Shi got upset being barred from entering Ding Yuan Hou Residence, started to criticise FL. Her criticism heard by Qin Zhi Xue. Qin Zhi Xue tricked Li Shi to tell her everything. Qin Zhi Xue reported to Zhao Shi and Qian Shi about the twins. Zhao Shi and Qian Shi wanted to punish FL but stop by Ding Yuan Hou. Ding Yuan Hao told them, he already knew about the twins and the twins is ML’s biological children. The secret guards also confirmed the fact.
On the wedding day, ML puzzled that the Qin family members openly talked about the twins. FL told ML that her father told everyone that the twins belong to him. FL’s maternal uncle beat Ding Yuan Hou and asked to meet FL. Yao Ma Ma went to pacify the FL’s maternal uncle. The Su sent 40 boxes of dowry to FL on her wedding day.
ML did not get to consummate his marriage with FL. The servant rushed in to tell them Chen Er is sick. FL and ML rushed out to see Chen Er. FL found out Chen Er unconscious because her nanny’s milk got contaminated with alcohol. The nanny drank few cups of wine to celebrate FL and ML’s wedding. ML got a shock when he saw his jade pendant on Chen Er’s neck. The truth revealed. Chen Er and Si Er are his children. FL also surprised. Leng Feng said one year ago, ML got injured after an assassination attempt. FL rape ML after she got intoxicated with the aphrodisiac drug.
Zhen Nan Wang sent his horse carriage to bring Chen Er and Si Er back to Zhen Nan Residence. ML’s special status immediately dropped with the formal appearance of Chen Er and Si Er. Chen Er renamed to Ye Jun Chen by the Emperor. The Emperor gave Chen Er, a title higher than ML. ML frustrated and jealous that his son got better title and his privileges all gone.
FL met with her maternal uncle, Su Xiang Xing and cousin brother, Su Ang. FL suggested to ML to go to Yi Province visit her maternal grandparents and honeymoon. ML agreed. On the way to Yong Province, they met few assassination attempts instructed by Old Madam Ye. Old Madam Ye claimed that she sent assassins to test Zhen Nan Wang and ML. None of them believed Old Madam Ye. Old Madam Ye’s real intention was to get rid of Zhen Nan Wang and ML to pavé way to her 4th son to become the next Zhen Nan Wang.
ML got rid of the river pirates and few corruption officers on the way. FL’s maternal grandparents dotted on FL and her children. ML left FL to find corruption evidences against Xiang Wang. ML went to the border to disrupt the alliance of the two enemy countries. FL did a lot in her mother’s hometown. FL healed her cousin’s sister fiancé, helped the Su’s family to overcome their business crisis, raised funds to control famine and epidemic. FL also form business partnership with Zhen Wang after she found out Zhen Wang has a precious stone mine.
Chun Feng Lou officially opened in the capital city. Chun Feng Lou is a club designed by FL for the socialites to spend their time and money. Emperor Wen Yan went to see Chun Feng Lou with his left and right prime ministers. Eunuch Xu suggested Emperor Wen Yan to get Chun Feng Lou to give to the country funds to prepare for the upcoming war with the neighbouring countries. Since ML and FL are not around, Zhen Nan Wang became the decision maker. Zhen Nan Wang contributed the revenue received on the first day of business. Zhen Nan Wang took part of the money and left town to avoid ML and FL.
FL found out Chu Pei is the biological son of Zhen Nan Wang. Zhen Nan Wang is the biological son of Xin Guo Gong. Many years ago, Old Madam Zhen and Old Madam Xin met in the temple. Both went into labour. Old Madam Xin gave birth to a pair of twins and Old Madam Zhen gave birth prematurely to a daughter. Concubine Qiu switched the babies. Old Madam Zhen brought the babies home and Zhen Nan Wang became his father’s favourite.
Emperor Wen Yan accused Empress Ye Qin Xin (Zhen Nan Wang’s twin sister and ML’s mother) of having an affair with Lian Wang. Empress Ye Qin Xin gave birth to the first prince in the cold palace. Emperor Wen Yan wanted to kill the baby but stopped by Zhen Nan Wang. Zhen Nan Wang believed his sister and good friend framed by the Empress Dowager. Zhen Nan Wang took ML away and offered his own son as sacrifice if Emperor Wen Yan really wanted to kill his own son. Emperor Wen Yan did not kill the baby but instructed Eunuch Xu to leave the baby with a beggar. Emperor Wen Yan regretted his action. Everyone thought Emperor Wen Yan was looking for first prince but in fact, he was looking for Zhen Nan Wang’s son.
Emperor Wen Yan did not dare to acknowledge ML as his son until he finds Zhen Nan Wang’s son. Lian Wang killed himself in prison. Lian Wang Fu also got implicated because of the accusation. Lian Wang Fei also believed her husband’s death linked to the Empress Dowager who is her Auntie. Zhen Nan Wang protected and helped Lian Wang Fu and Lian Jun Wang.
Lian Jun Wang and ML are good friends. Lian Jun Wan married Guan Ling, the only granddaughter of Old General Guan. Emperor Wen Yan compensated Lian Jun Wang at the end. Zhen Nan Wang gave part of his wealth to his step-brothers and left the Hou Fu to build his another Zhen Nan Wang Fu. Zhen Nan Wang asked Ye Shi Zhan to choose between the Shi Zi title and money. Ye Shi Zhan chose money. Zhen Nan Wang disappointed with Ye Shi Zhan’s choice. Chu Pei got the Shi Zi title.
FL schemed to get the Empress and the Empress Dowager to admit killing Empress Ye Qin Xin. ML refused to acknowledge Emperor Wen Yan as his father. ML gave in at last but refused the Crown Prince’s position. Emperor Wen Yan died 10 years later. ML ascended the throne but stepped down 3 days later. His son took over the throne. ML’s son took over the throne and the first he did is to punish his ministers for suggesting ML to expand the harem.