Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage: Chapter 64 (Part 3)

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Edited by Tnyhy

Chapter 64: Returning to the Residence (Part 3)

After a spell of autumn rain there would be a spell of coolness. However after a night of autumn rain, there was no trace of the summer’s heat. Even the sun in the sky seemed to be chilly.

In the Shen residence, the Eastern courtyard was still a scene of bustling. Old Shen Furen loves extravagance, and would often start preparations for her birthday’s celebration months ahead and the cost would naturally not be small. The money in the common fund was managed by Ren Wan Yun and even though she had also skimmed a lot, every year’s celebration was still a show of extravagance and also looked quite stylish.

And those written invitations, that were sent to the Furens and Ladies in the various residence to inform them of the events, landed onto the Third household’s Furen, talented Chen Rou Qiu.

Even though she had passed her middle age, Chen Rou Qiu still maintained the figure of a young lady. Perhaps it was the air of scholarly appearance that added a lot to her bearings that made her look better than the plump Ren Wan Yun. It was because of her beautiful looks, gentle temperament and coupled with her ability to compose and recite poetry, that she was able to entrance the Third Master of the Shen residence. After marrying for so many years, Chen Rou Qiu had no sons and only Shen Yue, one daughter. Other than the two Tongfang that Old Shen Furen stuffed to Shen Wan, there was no other concubines.

The three sons of the Shen residence had different temperaments. Shen Xin was upstanding and steadfast but was overly straightforward, not careful and was somewhat blindly loyal. Shen Gui excelled in fawning and was able to achieve success one way or another in officialdom but coveted wealth and lust for women. Other than having Ren Wan Yun in the residence, he also had a few concubines. It was just that Ren Wan Yun had powerful means, so even though there were many concubines, there was only a Shu daughter and could not threaten the status of her Di daughter status. Third Master, Shen Wan, in comparison was a real talent. If one was to speak about the three sons, Shen Xin took the route of Old General Shen, Shen Gui and Shen Wan took the civil official’s route, then Shen Wan had far more real abilities than his Second Older Brother.

But this did not mean that Shen Wan had no shortcomings. He did not lusted for beauties and had only Chen Rou Qiu, the main wife, but he focused so much on power and just wanted to climb up. Thus, he would even step on his superiors to attain that.

At this moment, Chen Rou Qiu was carefully writing a card. The sun shone through the window and lightly landed on her body and made her facial features look like it was of a young female. Shen Wan was tidying his collar and when he saw it, he could not help but smile as he walked to her side to hug her from the back.

“Ah.” Chen Rou Qiu blamed, “What is Master doing this for. Now my words were not written well and would need to waste a card.”

“Let me see.” Shen Wan pretended to pick up that card to look and commented, “The words are refined and graceful, just like the mistress. How can it be not written well?”

Chen Rou Qiu’s entire face blushed. When Shen Wan saw it, he could not help but feel his mood swinging.

Even after so many years, there was still an attractive pull from this wife of his, so much so that he would not even look at other females.

This was where Chen Rou Qiu was clever at. There were so many daughters in the Chen family but only she was able to firmly grasp her husband’s heart. It was not because of others stuff but her forbearance. What kind of female Shen Wan loved, she would become that whatever kind. Temperaments could be installed, clothes can be changed to fit into his fancy. After a long course of time, men would be similar to pet cats and dogs and would only have you in their eyes.

“Second Sao should return today.” Chen Rou Qiu snuggled in Shen Wan’s arms, “Do not know if Yue-er is accustom to eating the food in the temple. The mountain roads are not easy to walk on, not sure if the journey was bumpy.”

Shen Wan laughed in spite of oneself, “What worries are you vexing about. Second Sao would not let Yue-er go hungry or cold.” Seeing Chen Rou Qiu still having a worried look, he laughed, “You always see Yue-er as a child. She is already that old and after a few years, she would reach the marriageable age. What would you do then?”

“Regarding Yue-er’s marriage, I would naturally pick a perfect marriage for her. Family and character must be the best and must not be like Fifth Lady…” Her mouth slipped.

That night Old Shen Furen was talking to Ren Wan Yun and Chen Rou Qiu and had mentioned on the sly to marry off Shen Miao to Prince Yu. And as Prince Yu’s intention, would then support Shen family’s Second and Third household matters so Chen Rou Qiu had mentioned it to her husband. Shen Wan naturally agreed as he was obsessed with power and authority but no matter how much he climbed, his authority and reputation could not be compared to Shen Xin’s. He had been jealous of the First household for so many years, and towards Shen Miao he did not have a single thread of feeling. If Prince Yu obtained Shen Miao and became happy, he would recommend him in the official circles and that would considered to be an unexpected joy for Shen Wan. As for how Shen Miao would be from now onwards, Shen Wan would not even care if she would be able to live well in the next half of her life.

“Do not know if Second Sao had completed the matter.” Shen Wan’s expression became serious.

After Chen Rou Qiu saw it, her entire heart slightly sank. She knew that her husband had never put power and authority at first place, although Chen Rou Qiu did not care for the First household, but as a female, there was a sense of the fox grieving when the rabbit died.

This time Ren Wan Yun suddenly proposed to go to Wo Long Temple to pray, people who knew would have known that there must be some ulterior motive to it. One is afraid that after going up the mountain this time, upon their return, one would only hear of Shen Miao’s grievous news.

“Rest assure.” She lightly spoke, “Second Shen always do things appropriately so this matter… Would be a surefire plan.”

“If only it were so.” Shen Wan nodded his head.

Both of them were talking when they saw Chen Rou Qiu’s first ranked maid who suddenly ran in and said with some panic on her face, “Furen, Second Furen had brought the three young ladies back.”

Seeing the panicked expression, Chen Rou Qiu was much more assured as she knew that most likely the matter was successful. She smiled gently and glanced at Shen Wan before putting on a look of being concerned and asked, “Are the three young ladies alright? Are they tired?”

“It is not good.” Shi Qing stammered, “Eldest Young Lady has gone insane.”

Chen Rou Qiu’s smile ended abruptly.


Everything was like a dream. In the well organised Shen residence, in just the short time of a day, it was turned all in a mess.

Shen Qing had gone insane.

Ren Wan Yun of the Second household would usually put up airs of being the mother of the entire household. Even though she had a smiling face, but her thunderous methods were obvious to everyone. Regardless of how her character was, after so many years, there was not any trouble under her management, so her management abilities were recognised by everyone.

However this noble woman who always never failed to remain calm and smile, would for the first time show a tired and crazy expression on her face. If there were not the two maids by her side, others would think that it was an unknown crazy woman that ran inside. And that young lady that was in her arms was truly insane. She kept struggling and screaming so much that even Old Shen Furen was alarmed.

Even though no one knew what the reason was, but the truth remained that the Eldest Young Lady of the Shen family had gone crazy. However, the Shen residence treated the matter like a taboo. Those maids who had seen Shen Qing crazy were all sold away. It was said as sold away but who did not know that was just burying in the mass burial grounds?

The two maids by Shen Qing’s side, the two maids by Shen Yue’s side and even Gui Momo were all locked up.

As such, the only person that was unscathed was Shen Miao.

In Rong Jing Tang.

Old Shen Furen sat on the highest seat and her face was stretched tightly. Her eyes were staring straight at Shen Miao, who was standing in the middle, and it was as if they were poisonous snakes that could eat humans up.

Three perfectly all right Young Ladies went, the one who was supposed to have a mishap was fine but the one who was supposed to be fine, ended up with the mishap. The person who should be suffering was standing here but it was Shen Qing from the Second household that suffered on her behalf. As long as Old Shen Furen thought about the matter, the anger was like a big rock stuffed in her chest.

Chen Rou Qiu and Shen Wan stood at the side and Shen Yue could only stand by Chen Rou Qiu’s side with grievance. Both her personal maids, Huang Ying and Qing Luan were locked up without any reasons, and previously Shen Miao had said that it would be difficult to save them.

At the other side, Ren Wan Yun was kneeling in front of Old Shen Furen. Shen Gui had some stuff in court and had not yet returned to the residence, and the servant that went to invite him over had yet to return. Naturally he did not know that his Di daughter was in trouble.

“Old Furen, you must call the shots for Qing-er.” Ren Wan Yun cried as her nose kept running so much that Shen Wan was also somewhat surprised. To see the Second Sao, who was always putting on airs, to not even care about her own appearance was indeed an eye opener. However, there was some comfort in Chen Rou Qiu’s heart.

Ren Wan Yun always relied on the power of being the one managing the entire household and did not take the Third household into consideration. Now that her daughter had met with some mishap, she was also like a dog crawling on the floor.

“Fifth Lady, I treat you like my own and Qing-er also gave in to you for all matters. You both are sisters of the same bloodline, not to mention about supporting each other but how could you be so vicious. You know that Qing-er’s life is considered to be ruined by you. You are really ruthless!”

Shen Yue had told Chen Rou Qiu and Shen Wan about Shen Qing being insulted by someone and at the moment all the servants were expelled as Chen Rou Qiu was also afraid that someone would hear it.

Just as Shen Miao was about to speak, she suddenly heard an angry shout behind her, “Evil girl. You harmed your sisters, you have a heart that is as poisonous as vipers and scorpions and should be thrown into prison and be given a punishment that even death would not be enough!”

Shen Miao smile coldly and turned around to face the male who was striding over.

It was her Second Shu, Shen Qing’s father, Shen Gui.

106 responses

  1. Hi! this stupid family….. the whole family were scheming against Shen Miao. Really make people want to vomit blood. If I have the ability to travel through time and it’s happened to go to this ere, the most important things that i want to do is to kill the whole Shen family (except the First household) . so hateful..

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  2. I swear I am going to die due to vomiting blood if this shit continues anymore. Shen Miao has no power no one to support her and help her. isnt she way too helpless. she only has her wit to defend against all these shitty characters. this author must really hate the main chatacter, the mc situation is so miserable

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  3. They cant blame Shen Miao. The victim has gone crazy and cant testify. Instead it would be obvious that the mother is the suspicious one because she couldnt hear someone from the next area/room(?) screaming for help. The rape lasted a few hrs late which you can tell from the bruises and it had happened at night where everyone was asleep and the surroundings were dead quiet. Hence its obvious the mother should have been woken up by the scream but she didnt. Anyways why would you blame another family member instead of finding the culprit? Outsiders would be able to smell the controversy from a mile away

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  4. Thank you for translating! :3 Wow, to say SM should be thrown into prison and punished without even waiting to hear what happened. This family should at least put on pretenses as if they aren’t blindly biased against our MC, geez~*sigh*

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  5. I wonder what version of the story these people are planning to pin on to her. From an innocent outsider’s point of view, SM would have absolutely nothing to do with it considering that second shen was just next room. If they have time to blame the person who’s supposed to reside in the room, how come no one points a finger at the person residing next door? She would’ve heard it. She would’ve saved her. No matter who was getting raped in that room, if it wasn’t planned, she would interrupt to save her.

    This is like waving their nefarious plan to everyone.

    “Why didn’t you save her?”

    “Because I thought she was Shen Miao!!!”

    Instead they focus on the fact that SM changed rooms with her. This shit family is dropping all pretenses now. Do they realize this? Or they just don’t care if the entire world finds out they were purposefully planning to have their neice raped just so they can cry victim?

    Ahh… Such a cliffy. I wanna see how she shuts them all up!!! And I’m starting to feel SQ isn’t enough of a retribution. Need to obliterate the second family entirely!!!

    Thanks for the update~

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  6. Btw, I wanna clear this up cuz at some point in time, I got confused…

    Do they still have a grandfather? Or is Shen Xin the head of the house now?

    Cuz if he is, then doesn’t that mean that eventually, SM should be taking over the household funds when her mother is away because she is the main family’s di daughter?

    Is Ren Wan Yu managing funds cuz SM is still too young? Or is it because of the old hag?

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    • No… The Grandfather (old general shen) died. Technically, Shen Xin is the head of the family and his wife should be managing the household. But because they are always not in, RWY managed it. Usually the daughters wont manage it (unless there are special reasons, like all the rest of the females in the family are concubines) since they will be married off and managing their husband’s money


  7. They are so annoying…it’s even more annoying that it will take so long for Shen Miao to get her happiness. If this were a drama I would just press skip a few times so as to not tainted my eyes with her so called family..

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  8. Thank you for the chapter!!!

    It makes me so mad that the members of the Shen family can be so despicable. They keep blaming Shen Miao but its really their own fault. Honestly if they didn’t try to set up Shen Miao, would Shen Qing even have been raped? NO. They called her evil but they themselves are trash, sinister trash. It’s people like that, who is always setting people up who cause trouble. Whatever tragic ending they get, they deserve it.
    HAhahahaha sorry for my mini rant. Whenever I read about the Shen family, my blood boils at their own stupidity and irresponsibility.

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  9. My god. No wonder, all the Shen Family, except the First Household, are all came from Retard-ville. Serves you guys, its right that little Empress wants to eliminate you all.
    Its true that you guys plan backfired but hey, blaming and pointing at SM clearly shows that you have evil intentions towards her. Tsk tsk tsk so shameless.

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  10. the logic of the stupid shen family ~omg because of you my daughter got raped by prince yu, we all planned that he would rape you. i listened to my daughters screams thinking that it was you so i was happy but when i found out it was my daughter i became furious because it doesnt matter if someones elses innocent daughter gets raped but it matters when my vexing daughter gets raped now im gonna put all the blame on SM~ lol they are blaming it on mc for WHAT? honestly these people sigh. what are they gonna say that “we planned for prince yu to rape SM but it was shen qing who got raped so it is all SM fault for not going with our plan of her getting raped” what will the people say if they heard this omg.

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  11. the lustful father comes into play, ╮( ̄▽ ̄)╭ let us see how much of a scum is RWY’s husband, how well suited they are (〜 ̄△ ̄)〜
    And looking forward to how bias the old Furen is …
    Thank you for an update on my birthday (▰˘◡˘▰)

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  12. Hahahaha Idiots coming in to save an idiot! They will not be able to save themselves from Shen Miao’s plan and I will laugh when I watch them all fall and burn. I hope they suffer endlessly.
    Thank you for the new chapter!!

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  13. They cannot put SM in prison as they need to have a concrete proof that SM is guilty and their situation is so hopeless now that they cannot do anything against Prince yu cuz of his connection with the imperial members. Their plan failed badly and I think RWY will become the scapegoat, she will be accused and she will be held responsible when SM wouldn’t give in and the evil plans will all come under light before SX when he starts the investigation by himself. And i think Prince Yu reputation will be soiled and would be branded as rapist, if the imperial member support prince yu, its close to killing your own reputation which Im sure imperial members wouldn’t do. Even if they support prince yu, the common people will lose the faith at the imperial family, hence they have no other option apart from punishing, most probably a death sentence to prince yu to save the imperial families reputation cuz before many knew that prince yu furen’s would die unexpectedly, none would have investigated the matter because most of the families would give away their daughters to upgrade their own status. When the arrangements was working for both the parties, imperial family was damm bothered what prince yu did.

    Now, the situation would be reversed, if they harm SM in anyway they absolutely cannot cover the SQ matter, thats why they are pressuring SM so that she takes the fall for this.

    What if SM never given in to the pressure? what will happen at that time?

    The shen furen and her brainless sons and their families are really ignorant.


    • *Clap clap* More on the Prince Yu part… The imperial family will cover it for him so that his name will never appear and not only that the Shen family will also never mention his name. If they do, they are good as dead. So that means that if this goes to court, its a lose (reputation gone) lose (SQ innocence gone) lose (SX going to kill them for bullying SM).


  14. Poor Shin Miao having to put up with all of that oppressiveness no wonder she was allowed a second life and hope this time it will be different. Thanks for the update.

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  15. *sigh* this begging and kneeling for punishing the evil creature is tiring my little heart. They don’t even give a better challenge for her. . . . ⊙︿⊙
    Alright, kill all the adults (ง︡’-‘︠)ง ! No more mercy! 😛

    Thank you for the chapter ―(´¬O¬)(¬O¬`)― fuhehe

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  16. I still think that Shen Miao’s mother and father need to take responsibility for her. I mean, why leave your child alone especially in this kind of era?!?! *sigh* stupid parents. They need to be dealt with, tbh. This wouldn’t happen if they were there to protect her.

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  17. Well…it’s these kinds of people that makes you feel no regret when tearing them down XD

    Curious to know, why isn’t Shen Miao’s mother at home if you know? I get why the father isn’t in, but I didn’t think the wife in those times would leave the ‘fu’ and follow the husband. And how is the Old Furen related to Shen Miao.

    She’s not actually the blood related grandmother is she?

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    • Shen Miao’s mother follows Shen Xin because she’s also a general (I think? At least she also participates in military battles). She also has a military lineage (would be explored better in later chapters), so SM’s got military lineage from both sides 🙂

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  18. You know, I would’ve thought the Third Household would be glad either way as long as it wasn’t his daughter. Considering Shen Wan wants to get closer to Prince Yu through this, Shen Qing’s predicament would give the same outcome even if Shen Miao was the one raped wouldn’t it? Urgh he’s just jealous of the First Household isn’t he, that scum.

    I would feel sorry for Shen Qing being traumatized, but this is an instance of ‘you reap what you sow’. Shen Qing herself had an idea of what her mother was plan, and always had manipulated Shen Miao so it’s no surprise that I’m actually so happy she’s suffered.

    I do feel sorry for Shen Miao being alone surrounded by her vicious, scheming relatives though. There’s no one to help her, and her servants can’t do much against nobility. Urgh the stupid Old Furen is sure to side with RWY. It’s so baffling that they would change the situation to ‘you switched rooms with your sister how could you?’ Like….whut. WHAT???? This is certainly a different kind of frustration when dealing with airheads and flawed arguments =_=

    Thanks for the chapter! I definitely can’t wait to see Shen Gui spitting everywhere in ‘righteous’ anger. It would be kinda funny in a morbid way LOL

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  19. Shen miao .. I’m believing in you and hope that you will put the two households to their places. Hope shen qing gets some help 😦 . After what she suffered through , I’m not surprised she went insane . Meanwhile , where are your parents shen miao !? How long until they will enter the plot and defend you !?

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  20. Hi! Pretty sure you meant Shen Yue instead of Shen Miao between the asterisks.

    Chen Rou Qiu and Shen Wan stood at the side and *Shen Miao* could only stand by Chen Rou Qiu’s side with grievance. Both her personal maids were locked up without any reasons and previously Shen Miao had said that it would be difficult to save Huang Ying and Qing Luan.

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  21. I can’t wait to see her face off not just against her awful aunts, but her ugly uncles as well 😎 She’s going to make them see that even tho she’s ‘just a young girl’, she can go toe-to-toe with them. It’s going to be so fun lmao! Thank you for the chapter 💖💖💖

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  22. Doesn’t everyone just love it when the villains themselves forget that the incident came to be because of their own plots in the first place?
    This is one of those moments where I’m just dumbstruck at the stupidity of people. I can anticipate that our FMC is not going to come out unscathed from this trap but I do hope someone will rescue her. It’s time her mom and dad to return or give a reason for our Male MC to appear and save her.
    Thank you for the chapter as usual.

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  23. Just kill all of those pieces of sh*ts. Hmmmffff. Another grand entrance of a son of a bitch?! Come on…. I wonder when will Shen Miao burn those trashes in the second and third households. -_-

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  24. “At the other side, Ren Wan Yun knelt in front of Old Shen Furen. Shen Wan had some stuff in court and had not yet returned to the residence and the servant that went to invite him over had yet to return. Naturally he did not know that his Di daughter was in trouble.”

    I’m confused. Is Shen Wan Shen Yue’s father or Shen Qing’s?

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  25. “Ah.” Chen Rou Qiu blamed, “What is Master doing this for. Now my words were not written well and would need to waste a card.”

    Would the sentence sound better if the word “master” is replaced with “my lord?” Master sounds like between a servant and the owner.

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