Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage: Chapter 46

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Edited by Tnyhy

Chapter 46: Betting with Life

The words ‘now it’s my turn’ were said lightly by Shen Miao but had an inexplicable chill in them. As it the sound was from the highest of heavens and hit Cai Lin heavily.

Cold sweat that was formed on Cai Lin’s forehead rolled down as he stared at Shen Miao, who was in front of him.

Shen Miao took a few steps forward and bend down to pick the longbow from the ground. Everyone in the arena watched her every move as their eyes were reluctant to even turn away.

This was an unexpected scenario. One had originally thought that Shen Miao would have fainted due to the scare or would have forgotten about her appearance, but she did not do any of it. It was however Cai Lin who was soaking in cold sweat and cannot even shoot any of the three arrows properly.

After a brief silence, the audience below the stage started discussing.

“It was true that with a father as a lion, the daughter could not be a dog! This Young Lady Shen is really bold!” The person who spoke had a not bad relationship with Shen Xin. Previously when he heard the rumours that Shen Miao was an idiot and a fool, he was suspicious but with a look today, he knew that these words were groundless. To have such guts and boldness, how would one be a fool? It was obvious that it was someone’s deliberate act to purposely discredit the little young lady’s reputation.

“Indeed not bad. Did you see that just now she did not even blinked. If that arrow was slanted a little bit more, it would have injured her cheek. This young lady does really have the air of a general. Even if it was us up there, we would have jumped in shock.”

“You also did not realise which family she is from? How would General Shen’s young lady be bad? It seems that those words were just rumours and are not credible. Ai… No wonder one would deliberately discredit her. Wind damages the flourishing trees in the forest (destruction pursues the great), to be this outstanding at such a young age, no wonder it would arouse jealousy.”

Most of the attitude of the people in the official circles of Shen Xin was rather good, after all, there were many interlocking interests. Moreover they were always working in the court and would not be as cautious as the womenfolk and also see things differently. In the past it was because of Shen Miao’s young age but now after growing up, she could naturally show her outstanding skills.

Prince Zhou and Prince Jing exchanged a look before Prince Jing shook his head and sighed, “Seems like both of us were wrong. She really is an audacious person.”

“Number Nine is regretting it now?” Prince Zhou turned towards Fu Xiu Yi and smiled, “Such a unique female, how could one refuse initially?”

“A person would not change to be like this overnight. It should be that Fifth Young Lady Shen meet with some expert or else it would be that she deliberately pretended to be a fool in the first place. No matter which one is, Number Nine, you would still be in a loss.” Prince Jing said.

Fu Xiu Yi smiled as he said, “A gentle and graceful young lady, unfortunately not the person I am delighted with.” Regret it? Fu Xiu Yi did not realise it but it was Shen Miao’s calm and quiet look that fell into his eyes and it seemed to be a bit dazzling. He also did not believed that a person would become so different overnight. Was it possible that her previous self was a pretence? But why pretend to be a fool? Was it deliberately done to make him dislike her?

Pei Lang placed the teacup he was holding down. He did not know why but just now he was worried for Shen Miao but she had unexpectedly held on. Not only did she held on, she scared Cai Lin so much that he could not pull his bow properly.

Shen Miao was actually this powerful?

“Indeed an exquisite person.” Prince Yu smiled satisfied as he stared at Shen Miao’s body fixedly, “I do not know… What kind of taste would it be?”

Pei Lang frowned. With Prince Yu’s words, he was most likely thinking about some dirty and shameful stuff. Unfortunately, Pei Lang’s words were of the lowly and carry little weight and could not do a thing.

“You have lost.” In the pavilion, Xie Jing Xing leaned against the window and said lazily.

“It has actually ended up like this!” Su Ming Feng’s eyes could almost pop out. He looked at Xie Jing Xing and then looked at the far away stage before asking, “Did you already know about this early on?”

“When one agree to the bet, one must accept to lose.” Xie Jing Xing stood up and pat the dust away from his body.

“Alright then, I concede. What is the penalty?” Su Ming Feng answered balmy.

“How about the penalty is for you to treat the buried twenty-years Nuerhong for my celebration after the challenge?”

“You are truly black hearted.” Su Ming Feng cursed before realising something and asked puzzled, “But then, what’s the celebration? Are there things that are worth celebrating?”

“Now there isn’t but there would soon be.” Xie Jing Xing brows were pricked, “Something that is worth celebrating.”

Up on stage, Shen Miao passed the fruit to Cai Lin.

When Cai Lin’s hands took the fruit they were trembling as he asked, “Shen Miao, do you have knowledge of archery?”

“No knowledge.” Shen Miao slightly smiled as she looked at him, “Today is the first time I have touched a bow but since there are three arrows to shoot, if one does not understand during the first arrow, there is another arrow to always learn.”

Cai Lin shuddered in cold sweat and looked at Shen Miao incredulous, “Are you not speaking nonsense?”

Just now Shen Miao’s performance was calm and steady as if she had often done it with others. Thus he thought that Shen Miao would be skilled, after all Shen Xin is a formidable general and it was possible for him to personally teach his own daughter archery. But now Shen Miao actually said that it was her first time touching a bow?

How would she dare!

He said, “You do not know anything, how can you shoot? It is obvious that the fruit will not be shot and I would die in vain?”

“Gentleman Cai is being too ridiculous.” Shen Miao serenely opened her mouth. Her voice was not high nor low and when she spoke, it was enough for the entire arena of people to hear her. Everyone’s brows lowered as they looked at that purple clad female who has an aggressive air.

“Just now when Gentleman Cai challenged me, why did you not asked if I had any knowledge in archery? Just now when arrows were shot at me, why did you not ask if I would be dying? Why is it when it is my turn to shoot, you only ask if I have the knowledge and ability?”

These words rendered Cai Lin speechless. Indeed, he only did it to vent it out for Shen Yue and deliberately chose archery that Shen Miao had no knowledge. But now it seemed that he had crushed his own foot while trying to manoeuvre a rock.

“Young Lady Shen, this canine son is naughty and mischievous, this official will represent him to apologise to you. You must not be calculative. It is just that since you do not have any knowledge of archery, this would inevitably cause an accident and it would be difficult for you to hold responsibility.” Cai Daren finally could not take it and suddenly opened his mouth to speak after his Furen’s constant stares. After he spoke, his face turned red but he had no other way. Although it was shameful, it was better than letting his own son lose his life.

He even used ‘this official’ to threaten Shen Miao. Even though it was not good to bully a little young lady like this, Cai Daren somewhat blamed Shen Miao for not knowing how to be flexible and his tone of voice could not help but be imposing.

But how would Shen Miao be intimidated by an official? She had dealt with the Xiong Nu, the Qin Imperial family and the Ming Qi’s Emperor. She really did not attach any importance to an official.

Thus everyone intently watched Shen Miao slightly raising her head as Cai Daren stood at the bottom of the stage. Even though it was far away, it looked like he was prostrating at Shen Miao’s feet like a courtier. Moreover, Shen Miao’s next words left everyone stunned.

She said, “Cai Daren, just now I bet my own life and now it is Cai Lin’s turn to bet his life. The life and death agreement has been established. The white paper and black words states it very clearly, even if I shoot him to death today, there would not be any relations. When one agree to the bet, one must accept to lose.”

Not waiting for Cai Daren to speak, she continued speaking, “One would not have trust if one does not follow what was established. These rules were set by Cai Lin and for you to now object, does it mean that Cai Daren is also like this in the official circles? Once the situation looks wrong, you will immediately change the rules?”

132 responses

  1. Oohh! I really love this part! Just scared that stupid boy shitless Shen Miao!

    Hahaha, I have read this book already through MTL, but I still can not give up reading this human translated version.
    Thank you for your hardwork! =)


  2. Every chapter just makes me love her more. She’s easily my favorite MC in any of these style of novels. Thanks for the chapter and I can’t wait for the next!

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  3. Hahaha She leaves them no room to breathe. They totally deserve it. And FXY is just nauseating. As for the “celebration” XJX talked about, I can probably guess (maybe I’m delusional). xD

    Thank you for the chapter! Have a safe trip.

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  4. Shen Miao always manages to impress. Though I can’t help feeling a bit sad on thinking that she suffered so much in her past life that situations like these are child’s play for her. Thanks for the update.

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  5. My goodness….I broke the rules by reading the raws via translation but your translation is soooo much better!!!!I feel like I am dying when I waited for your translation!!!Keep up the good work and updates!!!


  6. Good girl. Shut his mouth, stomp his face. Grrrrhhh they are just know how to bully other, but can’t take responsibility for their own action. Hypocrite ….

    Thanks for ur hardwork ^^

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  7. Lmao, this was certainly a build up chapter, but it was really satisfying to see everyone recognize her strengths. At least for the time being, they realize she’s not an idiot – soon enough, they’ll see her true worth.

    Ugh, the princes are so disgusting, I swear. Especially that Prince Yu. I can just tell he’s going to become a problem later on. FYX’s is also paying more attention to her…can’t wait until he realizes he loves her and tries to pursue her, only for her to shut him down. That will be so satisfying.

    And hmm, I wonder what XJX’s celebration is about? Maybe after he teaches his shu brothers a lesson, lol! Also, our little empress is such a boss, calmly dealing with this silly official in front of everyone and eloquently crushing him haha~

    Thank you very much for the chapter!!! 💖

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  8. I like how she puts them down so eloquently, with so much class. No need for swearing or showing aggression outwardly, just opens her mouth and sticks them full of knives with her words. There’s no turning back from that life and death contract, not even an experienced lawyer can extricate them from that mess.

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  9. SM against Cai Lin is just a small game, what impresses is the way SM handles his dad. Now CL dad cant act or stand up for Cai Lin without tarnishing his reputation against a little girl.

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  10. Also, he must take into account that just because no one would plead or protect Shen Miao doesn’t mean he can use his ‘official’ position to bully.
    Humph! It only shows how Shen Miao is braver than his son since he (father) still needs to protect him.

    Thank you for the chapter |  ̄^ ̄|o fufu
    ..let the father tremble in fear for his son.

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    To discredit one is fine and all but to discredit the entire family. One stupid move and the clan is finished. Which ambitious aristocrat/noble/person would still bother to form relations with a dishonest official once revealed? Truly pitiful, the Cai Family has fallen.


    Lol. Though I have this feeling she does know archery. I think I read some chapters back that said she’s proficient in military arts… She’s just scaring him.


    Or is she?


    Wanna leave an opportunity to miss and “accidentally” kill the bastard, eh?

    And XJX would have reason to celebrate? Hmm… Is it the fall of his shu family members after the competition? Or something else?

    Thanks for the update.

    Btw, what’s a nuerhong?

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  12. Thanks for the update. I really appreciate all of your hard work. By the way, I was wondering what website you use for raws?


  13. Here I am again.. I’ve been telling myself to stop reading (again) this time at chapter 45 and let the chapters accumulate, I even placed this on a different reading list but I.. I failed. That’s how awesome this is! xD

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    • Hahaha… same here. Whenever I see an update in novelupdates, I keep ignoring it but I can’t help but to click the link in the end coz I want to know what will happen next.

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    • Yes, I got the same thought before.. But I really want to know, so be it.. Let’s walk to the cliff..😃 And then I couldn’t handle my curiosity anymore, so yeah I jump to the world of the Chinese novel raw and got tortured by Google sama for a week..😂😂 But this novel so awesome, and I more than willing to get headaches once more to read the raw..☺️

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  14. Woohoo shen miao is so awesome!!!
    Go go shen miao!!

    Worth celebrating? Perhaps he is going to marry shen miao?

    Thanks alot for the chapter!


  15. GO BIG SIS MIAO!!!<3 Shoot that bastard to death!!! Slap that stupid "official" to death!!! That idiot wants to try and threaten the empress? Not even the emperor of Ming Qi could make her bow, so what is he in her eyes. Even an ant would matter more than him.
    Cai Lin, you had this all coming. YOU signed the life and death contract so BOTH of your lives were forfeit. You all taunted her for being "foolish" saying that even if Shen Xin wanted to take revenge, he couldn't. Now that she's alive and well and suddenly you're in danger, you think you can back out? SHE BET HER LIFE JUST LIKE HE HAS TO BET HIS.
    Plus, if he had thought for just a second, he wouldn't be in this mess, that stupid official had the chance to interfere too, so he has no right to complain. Cai Lin had multiple chances to back out. Before he challenged her, while she was warning him, before he signed the life and death contract. The chances were all there, but he was to blinded by fakey miss fake fake who everyone thinks to be an "innocent little fairy". I hope that b*tch marries Prince Yu and becomes nothing but a puny little concubine.

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  16. Yipeeyy smart girl…!!! This c-novel really stir your émotion. Thèse hypocrite officials are really crook. I think Fu Xiu Yu will fall in love this time and pursue her to no avail w/o even knowing why he is being hated by the MC. Tnx for the cliff hanger chapter😃😊


  17. Not waiting for Cai Daren to speak, she continued speaking, “One would not have trust if one does not follow what was established. These rules were set by Cai Lin and for you to now object, does it mean that Cai Daren is also like this in the official circles? Once the situation looks wrong, you will immediately change the rules?”


    Go go go Shen Miao! She’s truly magnificent~

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  18. Ah so refreshing.. After a week of torture with Google Translate sama, this chapter like a gift from heaven for my mind.. 😍😍

    In this chapter our XJX for the first time betting SM for winning against her enemies.. I guess this is the beginning of everything between them (even they already met each other before),,,😉😉

    Thank you for the chapter Zazajunnie and Tnyhy..

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  19. All of them had the chance to think about the point where she would shoot at him a long time ago when the life or death agreement was made. Even if they thought she was a fool wouldn’t it be even scarier if the fool, being a fool, had picked up the arrows to shoot?
    Everyone seemed to think she should lower herself and humiliate herself in order to get out of the competition but did anyone ever wonder why she should do that since she did nothing to provoke it? Why should she be set up for humiliation? Did they all assume it was fair since she won one competition and they were eager to see the ‘fool’ become the ‘fool’ again? or else they would feel uneasy? I am not talking about Cai Lin here but of all the rest of the audience and their assumptions. I have not heard one person saying that it is shameful of Cai Lin to challenge someone he is obviously better than and a woman at that. That even if he wins, even if she bows out or is humiliated he has still made a fool of himself–there is really no win for him. That is what I would have expected to hear said by at least some of the people in the crowd. In these competitions is it normal for people to challenge people they know are far less skilled than they are? What would that prove? I assume they would challenge those close in skill in order to gain something in winning.
    Even with what he expected to happen, playing it out in front of parents and teachers would seem to throw a shadow on him as much as her.

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  20. Ok, so I told myself I’d come back later but this story is just soooooo good! Every day as Monday, Thursday or Saturday rolls around, I start getting antsy cause I know there’s a new update waiting and I just can’t! I am just so thankful to chubbycheeks for taking out her time to update this. You have my utmost gratitude. As for this chapter, boy I’m floored.

    Lol, my guess is Shen Miao does know how to shoot but she’ll intentionally miss with the first two arrows grazing Cai Lin in the process so that he is literally a snotty mess but then on the final one, she’ll hit the target, so then everyone is stumped. After that, everyone will realize she was just messing with him. Also I was just so satisfied with her remark at Cai Lin’s dad. What is an official to an empress after all?


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