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Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage: Chapter 15

Happy Lunar New Year!!! May everyone prosper in this year of the Rooster!!!

Apologise for the belated wishes cause I was busy with real life house greetings and then falling sick for half the week… All the New Year goodies and virus spreading got me… 😛

Chapter 15: Su Ming Feng

No matter what the East courtyard did, Shen Miao still deliberately alienated people from both Second and Third Household. She no longer stuck herself to Shen Yue and Shen Qing anymore. At first, everyone in Shen residence thought that she was only throwing a childish tantrum about the matter of falling into the water but Shen Miao started to conduct matters with her own thinking, thus everyone felt that there was something not right.

Gui Momo persuaded Shen Miao like per usual not to be angry with the East courtyard and occasionally also mentioned about Prince Ding being a peerless man in Ming Qi. But Shen Miao seems to be unshakeable as every time Gui Momo mentioned of that person, she would berate her furiously which gave Gui Momo a headache. However the West courtyard was filled with crafty servants from the Second and Third Household and Gu Yu and the rest thought that since Shen Miao’s temper had change, she would rearrange the matters in the inner courtyard. Who knew that Shen Miao actually ignore it.

Naturally, Shen Miao has her own plans.

These past few days, she had been going to Guang Wen Tang more diligently. Even though everyone view her like she was at the bottom, she was not angry and only did her things well. The more she was that magnanimous, the more others would feel bored and thus she was about to have some days of peace.

Today after literary classes had ended, Shen Miao a little constriction in her chest and thus headed to the garden in Guang Wen Tang for a casual walk.

Although Guang Wen Tang was an academy, it covers quite a vast area. As there were three different grades, level one, two and three, Shen Miao was in level two because of her age but unknowingly went to the area of level one.

In an coincidence, she saw a little child sitting on the steps wiping away his tears.

This child looked around the age of twelve and was fair and plump. Perhaps his body was too bloated, one would think he was a rounded ball at first glance. He was clad in a silver lined blue robes, a pair of small boots and a collar round his neck. Just like a doll out from a new year painting.

Shen Miao was slightly stunned and she walked over to say softly, “Why are you crying?”

That doll did not think that someone would come over suddenly and was so surprised that he rolled down the steps with a ‘pu tong’. He did not cry but sat up and looked at Shen Miao blankly.

He was naturally fair and plump, with a pair of sparkling eyes, with a small crease on his head and there were still tears on his face, making him charmingly naive. Shen Miao could not help but burst out a laugh.

That child said in a childlike manner, “Older sister.”

Shen Miao’s heart almost melted when this child called her. She gave birth to Wan Yu and Fu Ming in her past lifetime but she was already in the Qin country as a hostage before Wan Yu and Fu Ming was five. When she returned, both children had already learn the etiquette and obediently called her ‘Imperial Mother’. Shen Miao herself did not know how her two children were like before the age of five. Seeing that even this child was older, he seems ignorant of the world and reminded her of Wan Yu and Fu Ming.

Shen Miao slightly bend down and pat his head, “What are you crying for?”

“The teacher asked me a question and I could not answer so I was hit on my palm.” The child took his hands out, revealing red palms as he said in grievance, “It is very painful.”

Shen Miao wanted to tease him so she continued asking, “What question did the teacher ask?”

“The teacher want me to write the words ‘the fox grieves when the rabbit dies’ but I am unable to do it.” The child cried.

If one was at an age for level one in the academy and not know to write from memory, it would be somewhat unjustifiable. Disregarding Shen Miao herself, such a child in Ming Qi at this age would have started to learn to deal with the political affairs at court, even it was only pretending to contact, more or less many could cope with it. Even though the youths in the Imperial family would mature faster, the children studying in Guang Wen Tang were all from aristocratic families and would not matured that slowly.

That child seemed to have not complained enough and continued to chirp, “If I was to return and father was to come into knowledge about it, he would severely punish me. What meaning is there for me to live, it would be better to just die.”

Shen Miao was a little shock with the tone of the child’s voice and also find it funny. Thinking of which family this lively treasure came from and also where this child learn such a dramatic statement from, she asked, “Which family are you from?”

That child looked at Shen Miao. Currently Shen Miao just passed fourteen years of age and combine with her childlike look, she looked as old as this child. But for some unknown reason, there was an indescribable air around her, as though as she had seen great winds and high waves and could calm people down. Even this child also involuntary quieten down and told her his own background.

“I am the Second Young Master of the Ping Nan Bo’s family in the capital, Su Ming Lang. My father is Ping Nan Bo, Su Yu and my eldest brother is Ping Nan Bo’s heir, Su Ming Feng.”

He actually came clean about it and clarified his own family background clearly.

Shen Miao was surprised for a moment, the Su family? Ping Nan Bo?

No matter if it was her past life or this life, the Su family and the Shen family had no association as they had opposing political views. The Su family had a good relationship with the Xie family. Ping Nan Bo, Su Wu and Marquis of Lin An, Xie Ding were very good brothers and Su Ming Feng and Xie Jing Xing were friends that played together since childhood. To what extent their relationship were? When Su Ming Feng died, only Xie Jing Xing dare to collect his corpse.

Yes. Su Ming Feng died. Or it can be said that the entire Su family perished. The late Emperor dug out evidences of the Su family involvement in a conspiracy to sell military horses. As for the matter on military horses, once they were involved, there was no room for any leeway at all.

The Imperial edict came suddenly and swiftly. They were not even trial and the army directly confiscated their possession and executed them on the spot. In the middle of the day the entire Su family blood flowed from the East to the West of the Ding capital.

By the time Xie Jing Xing knew about it, it was too late as there was no survivors of the Su families. Those who had a good relationship with them did not appear at all and it was Xie Jing Qing who personally collect the corpse of the Su family members before going to the late Emperor to plead guilty of his offences and requested burial for them with regards to the meritorious services that the Su family once done for Ming Qi.

The late Emperor allowed it, thus the funeral for the Su family was single-handedly organised by the Xie family. Shen Miao remembered very clearly that when Shen Xin knew the matter upon his return at the end of the year, he sighed for a period of time.

The Su family demise would be around two months later. It would be soon that this innocent and ignorant child would also die from that cold Imperial Edict.

Her expression suddenly became a little cold and her eyes were faintly glowing.

The child could not help but shrink back a little. When Shen Miao look back at the child, her tone was just as gentle as before, “Su Ming Feng? Was he the heir of the Su family that completed a great meritorious service recently and managed the military horses excellently?”

“Yes!” The child held his head up and replied, “Dad said that His Majesty would definitely reward Eldest Brother with a rank this time.”

Shen Miao smiled as she bend over slightly and leaned against the child to softly say, “You said that if your father know that you are unable to answer the teacher’s question, you would be punished. I have a method that would make him not punish you.”

“What is it?” The child blinked as he asked.

“You have to promise me that you cannot tell them that it was I who told you, then I will speak.”

“Alright.” The child thought for a long while before nodding.

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49 thoughts on “Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage: Chapter 15

  1. I’m guessing that she basically saves the family. Thanks for the translation!

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  2. Thank you for the chapter~
    Hehe, so cute

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  3. I smell conspiracy of how the Su family ended…
    Thank you for the chapter

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  4. Zazzajunnie, I promise myself not to read this novel until you pretty much translated half way due to your previous wonderful novel that had so many cliff-hangars. It was a torture yet I enjoyed every single minute of it.

    Happy Belated Chinese New Year to you n your family. 😀

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  5. ahhhh i need moreeee. this is my fav novel out of the 20 im reading right nowwww. waahhhhhh

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  6. Thank you so much! I feel the evil prince was the cause of the su family demise.

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  7. so basically Shen Miao might save those families??

    and thank you for the chapter ❤

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  8. Thank you so much!! 😘😘😘

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  9. hujanbiru on said:

    Thank you^^

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  10. Thanks for the chapter!! Kind of want to know what she’s going to tell him :/

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  11. Thanks for the chapter! I hope she manages to save the family. They’d be a powerful backup for her. ^ – ^I can’t wait for the male lead and shen miao to meet.

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  12. I loved this chapter!! Shen Miao is so smart and resourceful, I’m glad she’s going to save all these families and get them as allies. Can’t wait to see how she continues to develop ^.^ also that little boy was so cute omg….it’s sad to think that he died in the previous life bc of the awful imperial family >.<

    Btw, your translations are amazing already, but if you don't mind, i could edit the chapters! There's a few typos and wrong tenses, that if fixed would make the chapters flow even better! If you're interested, just reply to this comment and I'll get in contact with you! It'd be nice to be able to help out translators of my fave novels!

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  13. iammeowchie on said:

    SM is making a move now~
    and that kid is so adorable~
    Thank you for the update, TL-sama

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  14. Jennifer Mendoza on said:

    Thanks for the chapter!

    Does this mean she’s gonna help them?

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  15. Thank you very much. I just cannot make myself wait for more chapters to be translated before starting this story..
    It is too interesting to put on hold…

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  16. Elixirmou on said:

    Cliffffffff. Oh well. Thanks for the chapter. Will be waiting eagerly for the next chapter.

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  17. Thanks for the chapter desu~

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  18. I’m a little confused. Who is Xie Jing Qing and who is Xie Jing Xing? Are they the same person?

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  19. Thx for the chapter! Also,
    “the bore others would”->”the more others would”
    “To what extend their”->”To what extent their”
    “directly confiscate their”->”directly confiscated their”
    “with regards tp the”->”with regards to the”

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  20. The Su family sounds like a good family. I’m glad Shen Miao is trying to save them too. Jiayo, Shen Miao!

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  21. This is great!!! I like it. It’s really good and translation is well done. Thanks for giving some of your time and hard work so we can enjoy this Cnovel!! And please, please don’t stop translating it in the middle like some dp with novel that I like… I want to cry!! *take out the knife* Don’t stop… Kidding!! :p Anyway Thanks you a lot!!!

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  22. Thanks for this update! 🙂

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  23. ravenflare on said:

    He was glad in a silver lined blue robes, …. — clad
    Thanks zazajunnie for the chapter ╰(*´︶`*)╯♡

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  24. thank you for the intake lol~

    i read the early chapter and thought “oh wow, this will be a great one. i’ll stop myself and let the chapters slowly stack” but uh oh, i clicked and reread again from chapter one and could not stop, welp X”D. now i’m sitting on the edge of cliff with other readers lol

    the story is great and your translation is amazing! thank you for translating this story 😀

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  25. That emperor is trash!

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