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Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage: Chapter 7

Chapter 7: Guang Wen Tang

Guang Wen Tang was Ding capital’s academy.

Ming Qi’s officials and wealthy would often place their sons and daughters into Guang Wen Tang as Guang Wen Tang’s teachers were perhaps genius or reputable scholars of the four scholarly fields. For young noble females, they could also enter Guang Wen Tang with pride.

Shen Miao also studies in Guang Wen Tang.

Unfortunately Shen Xin and Shen Furen were from military families and Eldest Brother, Shen Qiu was someone who will have headache of he were to study. Shen Miao was brought up by Old Shen Furen and she was a songstress who did not know any words. Shen Miao was taught by Third Shen Furen, Chen Rou Qiu. Chen Rou Qiu came from a family of scholars and at the beginning taught Shen Miao books that were difficult to understand. Kids would normally prefer to play so after much teaching, Shen Miao completely hate reading and writing.

Chen Rou Qiu saw that Shen Miao did not like studying and did not force her and started to teach her to pay attention to food and clothes, living the life of a delicate young lady. After when she was of age to go to Guang Wen Tang, Shen Miao was unable to keep up with the lectures from the teachers and her knowledge was worst off then those at level one, thus became the bottom of the class. Since Shen Miao did not like studying, she became infamous for being stupid and ignorant in the entire Ding capital.

Among the three Di young ladies of the Shen family, Shen Yue was the famous one. She was learned in the four arts, Qin, chess, calligraphy and painting, and there were not one thing that was not perfect. Even though Shen Qing was not as outstanding as Shen Yue, she also did a good job, especially in embroidery and was considered as first class in calculations. As for someone who would be married and become the mistress of a family, the better one have for calculation, one would be able to increase the favour’s from the in-laws so Shen Qing was also able to get a reputation of being competent.

The more outstanding Shen Yue and Shen Qing were, the more Shen Miao would appear as nothing. Even incomparable with the Shu daughter of the Second household, Shen Dong Ling.

In the carriage, Jing Zhe asked, “Young Lady, why not travel together with Eldest Young Lady and Second Young Lady?”

On usual days, Shen Miao would always want to take the same carriage as Shen Qing and Shen Yue as Shen Miao felt that having her older sisters with her would boost her courage. As for Shen Yue and Shen Qing, the reason was most probably because with a stupid and foolish sister as comparison, they would naturally look better.

But now Shen Miao did not even want to put up the pretence of compliance.

“To begin with, these peoples are not from the same household, living under the same roof but are walking on roads that are poles apart. So tell why travel together?”

Jing Zhe did not know why she stuck her tongue out. The more her Young Lady spoke, the more she did not understand but she felt that this was also good. Shen Miao’s character had been too weak and would always let the Second and Third household make the decision. This time on the matter of her falling into the water, it seems that she had her own ideas. This was correct, the status of the official Di daughter of the First household was not short of anyone so why be like a maid.

In the other carriage, Shen Yue pulled the curtain apart and secretly look behind and softly said, “Eldest Sister, Fifth Younger Sister is following behind.”

“She is purposely throwing a fit at me.” Shen Qing coldly scoffed. In front of Shen Yue, she never conceal her contempt of Shen Miao, “Let her be, anyways the person who would be disgrace would not be me.”

Shen Yue said worriedly, “But she was infected with a cold and the matter with His Highness Prince Ding is also…”

“Shen Yue?” Shen Qing said, “How could I not know what your heart is thinking? Don’t pretend to be a good person here. If you are really concern about her then you should go and sit in her carriage and not spout principles.”

Shen Yue bit her lips as she looked down and did not say anything more.

The carriage travelled for almost half a shichen (1 shichen = 2 hours) before finally reaching Guang Wen Tang.

It was still early so the teachers have yet to start the class. The second level students have almost all arrived and were sitting at the classroom chatting. Shen Yue and Shen Qing just reached and immediately there were some females that went up to greet them warmly.

In Guang Wen Tang, Shen Yue was number one in terms of talent in the females, she was pretty and her temperament was gentle and naturally was sought after by everyone. Even though Shen Qing was not as outstanding as Shen Yue’s talents, she was also capable and handled things smoothly thus the circle of noble young ladies liked her a lot.

A pink clad young female said, “Yue Niang, why is Shen Miao not seen today?” Usually Shen Miao would be like a maid following beside Shen Yue and Shen Qing but it was somewhat unusual to not see her today.

“Most likely is that she did not have any face to show up.” The young lady who said that looked charming but her voice was somewhat loud and she had some ridiculing expression on her face. “Heard that she fell into the water while stealing a look of His Highness Prince Ding. Was it because she has yet to recover from her cold or she did not have any face to see anyone.”

“Pei Lan, it is not like that…” Shen Yue shook her head.

“You are too protective of your younger sister.” Yi Pei Lan said, “That kind of stupid and foolish person would just simply not come out from your Shen’s residences. You should always keep an eyes out on her. But she really open the eyes of everyone in the world. Usually she look timid and sticky but once she meets His Highness Prince Ding, she would be so brave. Those who do not know would wonder what sort of small family taught such a poor mannered young lady.”

These words were somewhat serious. Shen Qing heard it and laughed, “Fifth Younger Sister was only mischievous for that moment.”

“I think it is because General Shen and Shen Furen are not by the side teaching.” Another young female with a horse styled bun said, “The lack of discipline meant that even the etiquette and manners of a female are not known.”

“Cai Xuan’s words are not right,” Shen Yue softly spoke, “Even though Eldest BoFu and Eldest BoMu are not in Ding capital, Fifth Younger Sister was brought up by Zu Mu and my mother and Second Shen also constantly taught her and there was no lack of discipline.”

The unspoken implication was all about Shen Miao’s no sense of shame and honor.

Sure enough, when Shen Yue’s words came out, Yi Pei Lan spoke out, “This is strange. With the same set of parenting, Yue Niang and Qing Niang, you and Shen Miao are as different as skies and the earth. This is probably what the teacher was saying: mud will not stick to the wall (aka she is worthless).” As she say she starting chuckling and the surrounding noble females also started laughing and even some young males could not help but look over.

In the next moment, they heard someone shouting, “Look, Shen Miao is here!”

Everyone were holding the hope that there was a show to watch and looked towards the doors.

They saw a young female walking slowly from the door, wearing a dark red outfit with clouds and geese embroidered with a dark blue embroidered cloak. This kind of colours would be too old for females especially since Shen Miao was a little rounded. If she was not careful, she would look like a child who has stolen an elder’s clothes to wear.

Her footsteps were slow and the corners of her skirt did not move as each steps was very light but had weight. One did not know why but felt that there was a kind of graceful air of magnanimity. Her chin was slightly raised as her eyes was naturally placid as if one was unable to see the bottom of her eyes but all the energy was confined inside like beast that have kept all its claws and teeth.

Her five facial features were still loveable because it was round and adorable but now there was no trace of stupidity. Because she has yet to grown up and coupled with her dignified manner, it was unexpectedly not out of sorts.

It was not like a young female but was like… Those noble furen with high status or a firm and decisive master of the entire family or residence.

The classroom gradually quieted down.

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52 thoughts on “Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage: Chapter 7

  1. Slow and steady will win the race. Hopefully, we’ll get more opportunities after this to showcase our FMC skills?
    Thank you for the chapter!

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  2. Shen Miao Fighting! Give them slaps so hard until their head dizzy with star….

    Is this story as vicious as princess Wei Yang? Or as yandere as Chongfei Manual?

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  3. The said carriage travelled for almost half a shichen —> The carriage

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  4. Sxiong on said:

    Thank you so much! I’m hoping the male lead will say hello soon.

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  5. thank you for the chapter!!!

    omg yes this is exactly what i wanted lmao, now she’s going to totally showcase her skills and shock everyone yay ! they’re going to be so dumbfounded, especially those awful cousins of hers lol. next chapter is going to be so fun hehe…

    btw, can you tell us in which chapter the male lead will appear?

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  6. lovelyhelly on said:

    Many thanks for the new chapter. Hope there will be a fast development and that you won’t drop this one. Goodluck and we are cheering for you

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  7. Thank you for the chapter! Can’t wait for more. I’m also curious as to when the male lead would show up too.

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  8. Wow can’t wait for the male lead to show up. Thank you so much!! 😘😘😘.

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  9. Thank you for the chapter~
    I also blame her parents for not raising her, nor protecting her

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  10. marichel on said:

    Thank you for the chapter!

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  11. ravenflare on said:

    … so excited!! Show them what you got girl, ah! Throw them cold water and wake them up!

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  12. Nantoka on said:

    Thanks for the chapter :3

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  13. Thanks for the chapter desu~

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  14. show them gurl ! humiliate them ! that way they wouldnt dare to do anything and put on airs of being better than her !

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  15. Noooo, the chapter ends just when it’s about to get good. 😛 Thank you for the translation! I find it interesting that the main character is not a beauty.

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  16. “The classroom gradually quietened down.”

    This sentence should be: “The classroom gradually quieted down.”

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  17. ikonreads on said:

    Honestly one of the things i love reading the historical era stories is the terms they used….being translated it educates me of those words i haven’t see in any other notes/books….(like sichen it was the 1st time for me to encounter it)
    Thanks for the updates…

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  18. Thank you for the Chapter!

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  19. Thanks you sorry I will add some editing it’s what bothered me the most…

    [“Originally not the same group of people under one roof and the roads that are walked were poles apart. So how would there be there be a saying of traveling together?”]>> “Originally we are not from the same households, we may be living under the same roof but we are not walking on the same road/[the roads that we are walked are not the same/poles apart]. So why saying that we should be travelling together/ So why should we be travelling together?” (Well I thinks it’s the meaning of this sentence… Sorry I can more or less understand the general meaning or idea of it but it’s not clear… If I can say… If the meaning is the same as the author I don’t thinks it’s an insult if you adapt the wording so It can make more sense and can be easier to understand for the reader…)

    The more her Young Lady spoke, the more she did not understand but she felt that this was also good.>>The more her Young Lady spoke, the less she understand but she also felt that this was a good thinks.

    Well I will stop here because it’s more adapting the wording so it make more sense and is easier ton understand for the reader… Here is my mail if you want an editor… perssephonae@gmail.com. I’m French so I’m not saying that I’m the best but I thinks I can help you a little.

    ^^

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    • he more her Young Lady spoke, the more she did not understand but she felt that this was also good.>>The more her Young Lady spoke, the less she understand but she also felt that this was a good thinks.

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    • For the “originally not the same group of people…” The meaning that you edited is correct. The author did not use any words like ‘we’ ‘they’ so it is translated without any of those. Will you be able to edit without those words? Then I will be able to use your version.

      One bad thing is that usually ancient Chinese novels tend to refer things as a third person or don’t even refer to anything… Its all part of the manner of ancient phrases

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      • Yes but it’s in that, that I thinks adapting the wording will the meaning stay the same is also good. When you translate you can’t do it word by word otherwise the sentence don’t make sense some time you have to add something so you can smoothly translate the idea or the meaning of the author…

        Like me I’m French when I translate sometime I have to add word because how we do the phrasing (in French) is not the same. All language have their owner construction of the sentence…

        It make sense for them in there original language to be say like this because it’s done like that and you when you read the raw you re do the phrasing in your head and it make sense but if you where to translate it word by word it would be an incomprehensible gibberish.

        LOL Sorry it look like I’m preaching…

        [Originally peoples not coming from the same households, living under the same roof but who are not walking on the same road. So why travelling together?”]

        It’s the best I can even if I thinks it’s less smoother than the one with the “WE”.

        ^^

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      • [Originally, peoples not coming from the same households, living under the same roof but who are not walking on the same road. So why travelling together?”]

        I have add an : ,

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      • [Originally, peoples who are not coming from the same households, living under the same roof but who are not walking on the same road. So why travelling together?”]

        Sorry last one and final one. :p

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      • Haha… Thanks! I made minor changes and amended it 🙂

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      • Are you sure it’s Originally and not something like “Firstly/To begin with/From the start peoples who are not from the same households, living under the same roof but who are not walking on the same road. So tell me why travelling together?”

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      • LOL this one is the last:

        1/”Firstly/In the first place these peoples are not from the same households, living under the same roof but who are not walking on the same road. So tell me why (if we used the “WE” I would have add “Shall we”) travelling together?”

        2/”To begin with these peoples are not from the same households, living under the same roof but who are not walking on the same road. So tell me why travelling together?”

        3/”To started these peoples are not from the same households, living under the same roof but who are not walking on the same road. So tell me why travelling together?”

        Look and pick up the one you want or like the most!! ^^

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  20. he more her Young Lady spoke, the more she did not understand but she felt that this was also good.>>The more her Young Lady spoke, the less she understand but she also felt that this was a good things.

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