Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage: Chapter 54

Edited by Tnyhy

Chapter 54: Scheme

In the horse carriage on the way back to the Shen residence, Shen Miao sat alone in a carriage as before. Gu Yu and Jing Zhe who were beside her, were all worried for her. That Prince Yu’s evil reputation was well known to the people of Ming Qi and he just gave Shen Miao an invitation. Not to say that it was inappropriate for Shen Miao, a young lady, to head over, one could see what kind of idea Prince Yu was playing at.

If it was Shen Xin, he would have refused it at the risk of his life. But at the moment, Shen Xin was not in the city and the two daughters-in-law of the Shen family had sinister motives. Previously, Shen Miao was young but now that she had reached marriageable age, naturally that idea was planted in her head.

Jing Zhe endured and tolerated but finally could not help but said, “Young Lady, that Prince Yu… What can be done on today’s matter? How about getting someone to write a letter to Master. If Master were to know of the matter, he will definitely rush back.”

“Yes.” Gu Yu was also deeply worried and sick in her heart, “That person does not have a good purpose in coming and currently the inner courtyard is still… Moreover today Young Lady was the limelight, one is afraid that there would be a number of troubles encountered in the residence.” She sighed.

At Shen Miao’s young age, she would not be able to see clearly thus Gu Yu and Jing Zhe, who were specially picked by Shen Furen, were able to see it clearly. The Second and Third household were clearly jealous of the resounding name of the First household, and thus would secretly trip Shen Miao. With the narrow minded hearts of the two households and with Shen Miao’s limelight today, they were afraid that she would be an eyesore to them. There was nothing fearful about other matters, but if Prince Yu was linked into it… With his devious mind, it would be difficult for Shen Miao to handle all this. After all, the people in the First household were already mostly switched by the two other households.

Shen Miao lightly said, “What is there to be afraid of? What idea he is playing with, would have to depend if he has that ability.”

She was calm and composed but the words she spoke were faintly imposing, with a difficult-to-detect trace of viciousness. Gu Yu and Jing Zhe looked at one another, they did not know what was going on but the panic that they felt dissipated a little and they gradually calmed down.

Upon returning to the Shen residence, Shen Miao said that she was tired today and needed to rest thus she would return first to the West courtyard. Ren Wan Yun and Chen Rou Qiu smiled and said some things to Shen Miao and instructed her to rest well. Perhaps after they knew that it was not good for Shen Miao that Prince Yu had now his sights on her, both of their smiles were unable to conceal the joy of her misfortune. Ren Wan Yun even pat on Shen Miao’s head and lovingly said, “Seeing that Fifth Lady had reached such an age and could be so moving and loving. Not too much time later, you should be married off already.”

“Yes.” Chen Rou Qiu echoed meaningfully, “Our Little Five kind of young lady is only compatible to match with nobility. Ordinary people would not be able to marry our Little Five.”

A trace of happiness flashed on Shen Yue’s face and Shen Qing was unable to hold herself back and said, “That is of course. Fifth Younger Sister would definitely get a ‘noble’ husband.” Finishing, she covered her mouth as she snickered, using a look of understanding on Shen Miao as she laughed.

But even with such a suggestive gaze, Shen Miao’s expression did not even waver a bit. Shen Qing’s smile stiffened. The more Shen Miao was as plain as the clouds and light as the wind, the angrier her heart became. Today, Prince Yu of the First Rank sent the invitation to everyone and they all are well aware that he was interested in Shen Miao. But now Shen Miao was not the least emotionally moved, most likely she did not know the serious implication of it. There was a trace of ridicule in her eyes. She was indeed a stupid fool.

“ShenShen and Older Sister have spoken.” Shen Miao said without additional comments, “Talking about age, Eldest Sister and Second Older Sister are older than me a little. As for finding a husband, naturally it would not be me first.”

The few people’s expression paused before Ren Wan Yun smiled, “This child. It is because Eldest Bo is not in the capital most of the time. ShenShen’s heart ache for you and as for Eldest Lady and Second Lady, both me and your Third Shen are still in the Ding capital, naturally there is no need to worry.”

“Is it?” Shen Miao lightly questioned rhetorically. There was no expression in that pair of clear eyes but it made one’s heart tremble. It was as if when that pair of eyes gaze, whatever intent in one’s heart would be disclosed. She smiled lightly, “Since its ShenShens who worry this much about me, in the future, I would have to return a couple.”

She mentioned it casually but for unknown reasons, Ren Wan Yun and Chen Rou Xiu felt a flash of uneasiness in their hearts. But they tossed this absurd idea to the back of their minds as even though Shen Miao was much clever than before, she was still a fourteen year old girl. How big a wave can she create? Moreover… Thinking about the matter of Prince Yu, both of them were pleased with themselves.

“Ai, what is Fifth Lady polite for? We are all a family.” Ren Wan Yun laughed, “Since you are tired, then head back to rest first. Your Second Shen and I still have matters to do. Gu Yu, Jing Zhe, take good care of Fifth Young Lady.”

Gu Yu and Jing Zhe complied and followed Shen Miao out.

After they left, Ren Wan Yun and Chen Rou Qiu gave a look at one another and they saw one another’s schemes.

After half an incense stick (1 incense stick = 30 mins), the Old Shen Furen of Rong Jing Tang frowned, “You all are saying that Prince Yu has taken a liking to Fifth Girl?”

Shen Yue and Shen Qing were banished to the inner chambers as they were young ladies who cannot participate in these matters. Even so, both of them still went up to the folding screen secretly, regardless of Zhang Mama’s discouragement, to eavesdrop on the conversation inside.

“Exactly.” Ren Wan Yun’s face was full of smiles but her words were pompous, “Fifth Girl’s results were so impressive in today’s academy examinations that it made Prince Yu to have a whole new level of respect for her. Since an invitation was sent, it must mean that there is an intention to obtain Fifth Girl. This daughter-in-law sees that our Shen residence may be able to produce a Wang Fei.”

When Chen Rou Qiu heard it, her mouth was pulled back a bit. This Ren Wan Yun said it so high-sounding, but that Prince Yu’s interest on Shen Miao did not meant that she would be married officially. Even if she would be married officially, with Shen Miao’s life, no one knew how many days she could survive. One was afraid that she could only be a Wangfei for a few days before the fragrance diminished and the jade perished. After all that Prince Yu’s infamous reputation was something that everyone in Ding capital knew.

Hearing this, Old Shen Furen’s expression instead dropped a little, as in her heart, she naturally did not want the First household to do well. On what basis did that death person’s son be more outstanding than hers. Previously when Old General Shen was alive, he was biased towards the First household and now that the First household would produce a Wangfei this made her feel unhappy. She remarked at once, “How could Fifth Girl be a Wangfei with her temperament? Eldest Girl or Second Girl are still good enough.”

Old Shen Furen spend all year round in the inner courtyard and only knew how to enjoy. Thus she was totally ignorant to the matters outside. Hearing her words, Chen Rou Qiu’s and Ren Wan Yun’s expression changed uniformly. Shen Yue and Shen Qing who were hiding behind the folding screen jumped in shock as both of them knew even though Old Shen Furen did not know. Once entering the residence of Prince Yu, there was only the circumstance of being tortured till death and it was a hellish fire pit.

Ren Wan Yun quickly spoke, “Mother, it is not like this. We naturally wish Fifth Girl, this young lady, well. Even though His Highness Prince Yu of the First Rank is a widower, age wise he is somewhat older and his reputation is not very good, but his family is good.” She thought about something and her lips raised, “In the future when Seventh Son grows up, it would be extremely good to have His Highness Prince Yu’s care and guidance. If Fifth Daughter encounters any mishap, His Highness Prince Yu would compensate and take greater care of Seventh Son.”

To actually use Shen Miao’s life in exchange for Shen Yuan Bo’s future, Chen Rou Qiu looked at her Second Sister-in-law, it was truly a good scheme.

77 responses

  1. Thak you very much…..
    If my understanding of SM is right, then already countdown is started either for SY or SQ ….My condolences (!!!!???)😢
    He he he,☺

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  2. Tsk2… I really wanna see how this plays out. My blood is boiling again, reading these kinds of schemes. I do hope those 2 daughters end up in a really bad situation. Karma should bite them a bit.

    It would be a fun turn of events if one of the 2 ends up in a predicament and finally married to that Prince Yu, in turn allowing SM liberty from said scheme. *sigh*

    Really, how her family is blind to such schemes that a little girl has to carry the entire family out of the ditch they get burried in for being blind to such maliciousness.

    And as always… Thanks for the update.

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    • Thanks for supporting!! I really pity her real family… They thought that they were leaving her in good hands but this was the outcome… They would be sooo sad to know SM is suffering these stuff

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  3. At last we are moving out of the examination arc…. Let’s see how our empress deals with the prince Yu…. hopefully our little marquis will come to help

    Thanks for the update

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  4. No ending schemes to “kill” the reputation of a 14 years old girl….sigh….
    it’s give me creep if i happen to travel back to “that era”… (time travel )

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  5. If our empress is already married then she can’t get married again, right? Right?? *winks suggestively at male lead*


    But I guess romance department will still have a ways to go.

    Evil scheming witches. Although I hate them I relish in the karma that piles up with each of their vicious acts. Can’t wait for payday hehehe

    Thanks for the chapter!!!!!

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  6. I’m going to guess that this decision of theirs is the first step to their downfall.
    Maybe one of the other girls will be the sacrificial lamb instead since they want to sacrifice a life for a life.
    Thank you for the chapter! I’m hoping her parents come home soon to see what kind of snakes they left her to.

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  7. I hate these Aunts. When will the parents come back….they cant just marry off SM without the parents consent? I shudder at that prince…not good.

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  8. They think it would result for a better future for their son, it will be more like asking for a much better smacking from Shen Miao. Thanks for the update.

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  9. HUmmph you evil old hags. Good scheme or not Shen Miao will thwart you all😤 Srsly I can’t wait to see what sort of plan will Shen Miao do😆😆😆 and thaaank you Soo much for the chapter!!😊

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  10. Yes, yes, yes, a truly good scheme 😈…so much so that it is too good to be true hahaha…😆
    We’ll see who gets the last laugh, undoubtedly we are, but it’s nice to lead them on and then crush their hopes and dreams 😈
    Thanks for the update!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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  11. Thank you for the chapter Zazajunnie and Tnyhy..

    I think I got blood pressure because too much anger after read this chapter..
    Fyuhh, calm down, we have to wait for many chapters before someone from that snakes called family to get sort out by SM.. Don’t angry, don’t angry, don’t angry..

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  12. Hmph! Hmph! These women still don’t know their places😠😠.. scheming against our Empress.
    She can’t do much noise ya say?? Hah! See how much slaps on the face y’all get later😤😤 .. as Her Highness had said “As the ShenShen’s worry to much, in the future, I would definitely return a couple.”
    Lol couple? She’s just being too polite😏

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      • Hooo, it seems before that bastard prince use Shen Miao’ help to gain the throne, prince Yu was the most favorable candidat to ascend the position? Now, I do wonder if he has the capability become next ruler. But his traits sooooo bad. Just kill him earlier pleaseeee…

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      • I think Prince Yu cannot ascend to the throne since he is disabled and is considered to be a diff generation (the Emperor is his bro and throne is usually pass down to sons unless there is no sons)

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    • Thanks for supporting!! Have to speak up for her mother (it is only told in the much much distant future chapter). Her mother family is very close to one another and there is no schemes like that (her dad only have one wife and all her siblings and inlaws get along together very well). There are no schemes between one another and in fact they support one another so well


  13. Thank you so much for spending lots of your time. It is a heavy thing to do. And the way the story is written, like most of the novels i have read so far (for example Hidden Marriage), the author seems to be writing a script for a 200+ episode drama. Hopefully, our dear translator will find the courage and strength to translate the whole novel. Will be reading the following episodes next year. Thank you very much for this wonderful translation.

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    • Thanks for supporting!! I plan to finish this novel (unless the publisher/author tells me to stop… then I would not have a choice) cause its one of the best novel I read. 🙂


  14. Honestly, her aunts and cousins better enjoy their last days of happiness, because our little empress is going to get back at them, and bad! I can’t wait to see how she executes her plan! I kind of already know what happens, since I couldn’t resist and went into the spoiler forum at NU, but I’m still really excited to read what exactly happens! This novel always manages to surprise me ^.^

    I love how SM always lets out this refined, heavy pressure of an empress, and her stupid aunts don’t even realize just how much she’s actually changed. Oh well, it’ll be their own fault~

    Thank you for the chapter!!!

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    • Reading the spoiler is one thing but watching it being executed is another. I am sure that how the entire thing was executed will keep u glued to the chapters 🙂


  15. Instead of planning for Shen Yue or Shen Qing marriage with Prince Yu, I want Shen Miao supports both of her cousins marriage or become concubine of Fu Xiu Yu. So that, those girl will seriously fight with each other for gain Fu Xiu Yu’s favor until destroy themselves. Also, Shen Second house and Third House would probably become enemy with each other. As for Prince Yu’s matters, I am sure that Shen Mioa could avoid the proposal with other plan and get benefit from making him become one of her revenge tool.

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    • That is also a good game plan. Only bad thing is that Prince Yu is a disgusting person and doesn’t deserve to be alive for the things he had done. I don’t want SM to even touch him with a ten foot pole


      • LOL, I agree that Prince Yu is VERY disgusting person. Then cut the plan about use him as a tool and stay very far away from him. Shen Mioa should let him rottenby his own disgusting behavior without her being involve.

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  16. This chapter was my reward for finishing one of my finals! Really, if the family knows that SM’s father would definitely not agree to the whole thing, then what exactly do they think will happen when he comes back and they marries his daughter off? Like if she died because of the marriage, do they think he’ll just let it go?

    I mean seriously, what kind of family does this to each other? I get royal battles for the throne, but these people just want to watch things burn. Like WTF is wrong with you as a human being?

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    • If SM got married off when SM’s father return then he cannot do anything since it is already done. And if she died, then SM’s father would definitely go against the Prince (i am sure they would cook up some fake story so that all arrows point there). Then SM’s family will become the enemy of the Imperial family which will just ensure their end.


      • I think even if she married, there are things to be done. It’s a choice. Personally, I think SM’s family has the support of the army. I mean thats why the emperor dude is paranoid right? Like are they gonna sit there and let thrmselves be killed when shit hits the fan? I don’t think so.

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  17. LOL, I love the fact they forget that the head of the household dotes on SM (her family/father is the family head isn’t he?). So, I wonder what would happen if he came back and she told him what was going on? Like, OMFG LOL, what a bunch of morons! It’s like they are asking to get banished. Not only that, she’s planning on separating them from the family. LMFAO! There only digging there own graves! X’D Sadly, smarts don’t run throughout the WHOLE family. Thank god our MC has it tho. Love that girl! ^^ Anway, thank you for the chapter and the translation.

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  18. The more I read this novel the more I hate the female lead mother. I understand that you love your husband and want to be with him 24/7. But how can you leave your new born daughter in the care of those vile people and expect her to not be harmed. What’s worse is that every year they come back to visit said daughter and they have the audacity to complain how dull she is? I can’t blame the husband as he has no control in the matter of him being at the boarder year round but as a mother she should take responsibility. The female lead is a saint in that regard as normal people would start to form hate or be distant with a mother like her. I can’t even hate those vile dogs as I don’t expect anything better from them.😠😠😠😠😠


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