Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage: Chapter 27

Chapter 27: Prince Yu of First Rank

Shen Miao?

Feng An Ning could not help but be startled. Shen Miao and her sat at the same table on normal days in Guang Wen Tang and naturally saw it clearly than others. That was indeed Shen Miao. There was no mistake.

These days Shen Miao’s temperament has calm down quite a lot. Even though she used to be very quiet, but she no longer followed behind Shen Yue and Shen Qing and say something ignorantly or stupidly. Thus her quiet appearance was actually not bad. Feng An Ning thought that Shen Miao only became smarter but did not think that if she were to dress up formally, she would be shock everyone.

Because of the recuperation after falling into the water, she had slimmed down a lot. Normally one would not notice, but from today, her chin was sharper a little, making her previous appearance of eleven or twelve years old look like a young budding beauty at fourteen of age.

It was as if the baby that was curled up in the nest of beasts had finally woke up and the claws were brandished for the first time.

Pei Xuicai was also at the male side of the banquet. Even though he was just a teacher in Guang Wen Tang, everyone respected talented people and he had some status in the official circles. To be this talented at a young age, if he would to enter the official circles, he would definitely be able to hold a position. Everyone in the official circles were smart and know that in order to pave for their future even though Pei Lang had yet to go to that direction.

Shen Miao’s gaze swept over to the male side of the banquet and landed on Pei Lang for a moment.

She knew that in today’s academy examinations, even though Pei Lang was an accounting teacher, during the contending of talents, it was then when students was able to challenge the teachers. Pei Lang’s literary talent on the ‘Circulation of Law’ was well-founded which impressed Fu Xiu Yi. Afterwards, in order to win over this talent to his side, Fu Xiu Yi made a lot of actions before finally gaining the powerful force of Pei Lang.

In this lifetime, this matter absolutely must not happen.

Pei Lang was sensitive and felt that young lady’s, who was sitting far away, was on himself and observing like a hunter watching its valuable prey. That made him felt a strange feeling in his heart. He looked over but Shen Miao had long turned her head over.

The Darens around were full of praise, “The Di daughter of General Shen has such an air at such a young age. One must not underestimate her future.”

“Her appearance is also good.” A blue clad youth said, “Originally did not see realise that this Shen Miao was considered a beauty.” When youths look at young ladies, they only see their appearance.

“Unfortunately she is a stupid foolish thing.” After Cai Lin recovered from his short astonishment, he was dissatisfied that everyone was looking at Shen Miao and ignored Shen Yue so he coldly scoffed.

“You are then a stupid foolish thing!” A unexpected voice exploded in his hear. Cai Lin jump in front and saw a red satin clad red dumpling staring at him. He was short but his imposing manner was great.

“Apologies.” A green clad youth rushed over to Cai Lin and smiled, “My younger brother was rude and have offended.”

Cai Lin wanted to scold someone but when he saw that the other person was the heir of Ping Nan Bo, Su Ming Feng, he swallowed the words that was at the edge of his tongue. Su Ming Feng was Xie Jing Xing’s close friend, who would dare to mess with him?

“Eldest Brother,” Su Ming Lang tugged the edge of Su Ming Feng’s clothes, “That older sister is very pretty. You should marry her as your wife.”

Su Ming Feng’s lips stiffen. Fortunately Su Ming Lang’s voice was very soft and no one heard it. He lean over slightly and asked, “Does Second Younger Brother know Young Lady Shen?”

“I do not know.” Su Ming Lang played with his fingers innocently.

After that, Su Ming Feng did not speak anymore.

Shen Miao walked behind Ren Wan Yun’s entourage and to the female area of the banquet.

Generally at the female side of the banquet the Furens and Ladies would sit randomly with their familiar and close friends and this was the same with the young ladies. But Shen Miao other than going to Guang Wen Tang, she would be at home, not including Shen Yue and Shen Qing, no one in Guang Wen Tang was willing to be friends with her. She was also not angry nor worried and just find a seat to sit down. She was not afraid of these young ladies isolating her but on the contrary, enjoying this calm and quiet feeling.

Those young ladies saw that Shen Miao was dressed differently today and became somewhat jealous. They wanted to see her making a fool of herself and purposely isolated her but they saw Shen Miao sitting down by herself and did not appear to be miserable. There were chessboards and leaf cards (Translator: Not sure what game is this) that were on the table so that the young ladies would not feel bored. She thought for a little before picking the chess pieces from the chess basket and started to play against herself.

She makes no sense of any of the four scholarly arts. Previously because of the Second and Third Household deliberate actions to increase her hate for them, after she got married to Fu Xiu Yi, she had no time to learn. Thus when she return from Qin country and faced the exquisite Mei Furen, who could sing and dance, she felt inferior in her heart. Those concubines in the Palace compared her and Mei Furen and said that she was a vulgar and ignorant because she came from a military lineage, that was why Fu Xiu Yi would not even see this kind of Empress like her.

However it was not necessary for one to be a talent in chess to play chess. Even though she did not know how to play chess but because of those years when she went to Qing country for Fu Xiu Yi, she studies meticulously on a number of the art of war. She did not know how to play chess but knew how to use troops. This was a chess of war.

The noble females looked from afar and saw Shen Miao’s calm and composed self. This kind of indifference and attitude of her in a higher status divided her apart from the rest as if she was high up and the rest of them were of lower status.

“Fifth Young Lady has changed a lot today.” Yi Furen smiled at Ren Wan Yun and said, “She seemed to have become an adult.” It was not good for her to say that Shen Miao had clearly suppressed Shen Yue and Shen Qing and can only remind Ren Wan Yun in a roundabout way.

How could Ren Wan Yun not know? She was good at observing others words and gestures and throughout the walk over, everyone’s eyes were not at her nor Shen Yue or Shen Qing but was obviously on Shen Miao who was walking at the back. She was fuming with rage in her heart. It seemed that Shen Miao was really putting a lot of effort this time. She knew that Prince Ding would be present at the academy examinations and trying all ways to attract Prince Ding’s attention and compete with her Qing-er?

She picked up the tea cup and looked over at the male side of the banquet as she laughed, “Is it not? Now that her age is no longer young, Old Taitai doted on Little Five saying that since Eldest Brother-in-law is not present, she said to me just before we leave that I have to take a good look if there is anyone suitable.”

Chen Rou Qiu’s, who was sitting by the side, vision suddenly moved. Take a good look?

Shen Yue and Shen Qing were older in age as compared with Shen Miao but they have to look for Shen Miao first, naturally it was not because of the kindness of Old Shen Furen. Old Shen Furen hated the entire family of the First Household so how would Shen Miao have anything good out of it?

Chen Rou Qiu’s gaze landed on Shen Qing, who was talking to Yi Pei Lan. Ren Wan Yun seemed to be urgently settling Shen Miao’s marriage before Shen Xin’s return. Why? Was it because Shen Qing was also in love with Prince Ding? And want to remove the biggest threat for Shen Qing?

Just as she was thinking, she heard a racket forming at the male side of the banquet. Jiang Furen mentioned, “Prince Yu of First Rank has arrived.”

Shen Miao, who was contemplating the next move, paused and the white piece immediately fell onto the board. She raised her eyes and looked towards the male side of the banquet with eyes full of calm.

Prince Yu of First Rank. In the past lifetime, Old Shen Furen wanted to marry her off to that crippled and sexual lowlife who was currently forty-two years old.

If she wasn’t obsessed with Fu Xiu Yi and push her way to be his dependent, most likely she would become a pile of bones in the residence of Prince Yu.

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      • Yass that’s exactly it! I dropped Mei Gong Qing bcos of that. And bcos she can’t seem to decide what she actually wants.

        Well anyway, thank you as always for updating this so frequently😁😁
        I’m really curious as to what she’s going to do about this unwanted engagement since before this she got away by falling in love with that a-hole.. but now?? Hmmmm

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      • I felt bad for her. She was all set to live her life right and quiet, and that guy ruins it by falling in love with her. Can’t live with him, can’t bury your scheming family in the backyard and blame it on the huns.

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      • I don’t know how far you read before you dropped it, but I can’t drop it now. So much rage and heartbreak, I need closure! lol I’ll be seriously ticked if she ends up with Qilang though. SERIOUSLY ticked. I want to castrate him. Sun Yan, you’re my last hope! *deep breath* Sorry lol but I just read it all to current chapter this past week. It’s still fresh in my mind.

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  1. Her parents are still alive! How can they just try to marry her off before the parents’ come back! Not to mention they’re the first house! Unbelievable!

    I’m all for revenge but I hope Shen Moi gets to have a loving marriage and that her family comes back for that kind of happiness in this life too.

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      • Yeah, I hope that old lady gets put in her place! I feel like SM situation should he similar to Huo Qu Bing’s in Ballad of the Desert. Her father is a general and she’s the di daughter. You’d imagine the Emperor would have some thoughts in who she’s marrying.

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      • I think the whole Prince Ding betrayal thing was a plan they came up with when she unexpectedly managed to get her father to push for the marriage.

        And the Emperor would much rather that she marries poorly, because Chinese Emperors have a long history of getting into power and then promptly undermining all the people who supported them in the first place.

        Though, to be fair, the reason why they have that history is because many of the Emperors who -didn’t- weaken the strong families that had supported them in the first place tended to end up being puppeted or supplanted by those same families. Those kind of betrayals run very, very deep in Imperial Chinese nobility. Much moreso than in the old European Monarchies, probably due to the more complicated and involved politics of the Imperial Chinese court in comparison to the more fractious and ‘independent’ European Monarchies.
        Though of course there were plenty of European Monarchs who turned on their former supporters after getting into power, but it was somewhat less common and less ‘accepted’ than in the Imperial Chinese court.

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  2. Hi! How have you been? Thank you for the chapter!

    Having a table all to yourself? That’s pretty neat! I would love to have an ability to own a space for myself. So, I kinda know how SM feel: not particularly caring if she was being isolated by the furens and the daughters or what people would think about her being ignored—the males, particularly. I mean, hey! More space for her to be more comfortable and feel at peace in her gnawing environment of wolves in sheeps’ clothings.

    And those things (being comfortable and at ease) are priceless moments that a noble person should really appreciate in life. With all the schemes and tribulations surrounding the imperial city, there’s no way one would find such time to relax and enjoy simple leisures.

    I like how she’s very strategic in bringing FXY down by breaking his foundation one by one. This is so unlike and refreshing from the other Chinese novels I’ve read so far. Usually, females would strike the main male antagonist already or have already began her revenge directly. And later on deal with his subordinates. But with SM, I can feel how depth her anger and hatred towards this prince that she would save him for the last laugh. She would cripple him, torture him and break him until he couldn’t even get the chance to reincarnate for the next lifetime. So PL, may the favor be with you and please decide who’s the winning opponent before declaring your alliance.

    The second and third households are quite audacious! Most especially the Old Shen Furen. This relatives have turned blind and deaf. Added that they have gotten thicker in face value, I don’t know if there’s so much of a saving grace for them.

    Thank you once again for the chapter!! Take care!

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    • YES!!! You put the words to my thoughts!!! Usually other FL would marry the ML and destroy him (most likely the FL will fall in love with the ML again). This novel is not like that which makes it much more refreshing…

      Thanks for supporting and taking the time to type out your thoughts… Love to read it!!!

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  3. everyone’s eyes were not at her nor Shen Yue or Shen Miao but was obviously on Shen Miao = everyone’s eyes were not at her nor Shen Yue or Shen Qing (?)

    Hold it!!!
    You mean to say that step grandmother wants her to marry a person far worse than the prince???

    How does she justify choosing that kind of guy to Shen Xin for his daughter who is considered almost a princess for being his sole Di Daughter???

    Someone tell me why she can get married without either of her parents’ consent??? This is ridiculous!!!

    This is the first time I’d say thank goodness she was stubborn about that bastard prince, although the situation was worse, at least it wasn’t the worst.

    It’s a really big relief she had reincarnated to her past, all her options are doomed at the end during her first life. But now XJX is here~ which makes me look forward to how they progress once again… Fufufu~

    Damn Ren Wan Yun… I want to see her daughter fall into despair just so she could have a taste of what she and her daughter did to our empress. How about that daughter of hers gets married to a crippled lecherous beast as well, or not married, just get taken advantage of one. = im sorry for being this mean, but they are just too much to think they can pair off SM to someone like that=

    I wanna see how the old furen gets her just deserts too. I’ve mainly just ignored her, all my hate piling up on 6 personalities, but now I see she’s not worth ignoring too after all.

    Tsk. Tsk.

    Thanks for the update!!! Though this chapter kind of made me hate all over again. 👹👹👹 hardwork translating and all is well appreciated. 😘😘😘

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    • Thanks for spotting that, I have just change it to Shen Qing. And yeah… That IRRITATING old Shen furen is trying to bypass having the parents approval since she is the most senior in the Shen family. Thats her logic!!! That irritating old woman…

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  4. Ahhh more admiration and shock over our SM’s appearance, good! And don’t worry those people who still dismiss her will be in shock after the examinations 😉 and omg the dumpling defending SM was so cute~ wonder if the male lead will make her appearance during the examinations??

    And omg I know her extended family is outrageous and terrible, but wow I didn’t think they would go to such extent to try to marry SM to such a disgusting person, ugh. They would sacrifice such a young girl for their selfish goals, wow.

    Thank you for the chapter!! ^.^

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    • Thanks for supporting!! The ML will appear in the exams but not yet.. We got to leave the best for last yar? 😛

      That person is seriously a sicko… When we get to the much later chaps you can read of how sick he is… YUCKS!!! This is only the tip of the iceberg


  5. Hmm.. Another pest already showed up.. Poor our MC, she is just like walk at dungeon with full dangerous and tricky traps.. But, maybe just like story of Princess Wei Young, step by step she could destroy all her enemies.
    And that Old Furen, wish she could just chocked up to death or got poisoned or something or die with horrible death..😤😤😤 so she couldn’t plan to shame our MC any further.. 😈
    And thank you for the awesome update translator-sama.. 😃

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  6. thanks for the chapter!!
    i look forward to more updates 😀

    now how will she deal with that old pest?
    i wish there is a huge surprise here..
    will the ML show up?

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  7. Due to SM position and power at that time, it is actually very little she can do to ensure her and her family’s survival. SM is not a super assassin or anything but with her hindsight of things to come. Lucky she got the ML to assist her and ML actually told her father about it, about SM burden and sacrifice for her family while the whole family is not aware about it.

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  8. Thanks for the chapter!

    Khhhhh!!! That old hag! And those women who are so obsessed with that damned prince! A man who’d marry a girl 30 years his junior who is barely post-pubescent can go get castrated!

    I know our main lead won’t end up with that old pervert but I still want to bite my handkerchief and carry on and flip tables. Aaaaah, branch families! You’ll get yours!

    I can’t wait to watch them fall apart. Author is evil building things up and letting our rage build without giving us release!

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  9. Can you freaking give me the reason as to why the hell the other household could prepare the other household marriage? I’ll understand if the parent is dead but HER PARENTS ARE ALIVE aren’t the parent should be the one who decide this?! this piece of-

    Thanks for the chapter!

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    • Thanks for supporting!!!

      By right they can’t, since only parents can do that but since her parents are not there, they ‘justify’ it by saying that since they are SM seniors and also the seniors in the Shen family, they could arrange it for her. And if everything is arranged and execute it, by the time they come back, rice has been cooked. There is no return and she would have been defiled and maybe dead already… They are just so *GRRRRRR*

      By right if parents died, the brother (oldest brother if there are more than 1) can then decide for the sister’s marriage 🙂


  10. Omg YAAAS, Can’t wait to see her compete in the academy examinations.

    I can’t believe her family can be that cruel. Do they not care about how other people view them??? Like it’s pretty obvious what your intentions are when you marry the freaking DI DAUGHTER to an old wastrel. And you do it when her parents are away! I think it’s pretty infuriating that such cold hearted people can exist. It just really goes to show how polygamy really is NOT the answer to peaceful family relationships….lol.

    Although I super admire Shen Miao in her ability to be a loner and not care about other people, a part of me does wish she had actual good friends. That is what I always miss in novels set in the ancient times – I feel like it is very rare to find true and good friendships that aren’t just based on rank and family honor.

    Thank you for the chapter! Hope you are doing well 🙂

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  11. Trying to marry her to a forty two years old man? The Old Shen Furen wanted to do that? Who was she to do that to Shen Miao?! Though I think that the one behind it was actually Ren Wan Yun. Thanks for the chapter desu~

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  12. Finally caught up to your updates so happy ❤❤❤ I cannot wait for the next chapters and thank you so much for the translations chapters!😍😍😍😍😍😍💋💋💋💋 Cannot wait for her to deal with these dumb ppl!

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  13. Just rereading and spotted this

    “Cai Lin wanted to scold someone but when he saw that the other person was the heir of Ping Nan Bo, Su Ming Lang, he swallowed the words that was at the edge of his tongue. Su Ming Lan was Xie Jing Xing’s close friend, who would dare to mess with him?

    “Eldest Brother,” Su Ming Ling tugged the edge of Su Ming Feng’s clothes, “That older sister is very pretty. You should marry her as your wife.””

    I think the names got a bit mess up

    “Cai Lin wanted to scold someone but when he saw that the other person was the heir of Ping Nan Bo, Su Ming [Feng], he swallowed the words that was at the edge of his tongue. Su Ming [Feng] was Xie Jing Xing’s close friend, who would dare to mess with him?

    “Eldest Brother,” Su Ming [Lang] tugged the edge of Su Ming Feng’s clothes, “That older sister is very pretty. You should marry her as your wife.”

    Anyway I can’t thank you enough for translating !!!

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  14. [“I do not know.” Su Ming Lang played with his fingers innocently.] Someone lacks credibility 😉

    I wonder how she plans to prevent the teacher from standing out. Even if she challenges everyone and never loses, I don’t think that would prevent others from challenging the teacher, nor would it hide his talents and skills. It’s also too late to arrange for him to not be at the venue or to leave it before the challenge portion starts unless a lucky opportunity presents itself. Honestly, she should have planned this better.

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  15. “That older sister is very pretty. You should marry her as your wife.”

    Uhm, if you don’t want a dispute with the Xie little Marquis, don’t say it in front of him, okay?😂


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