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Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage: Chapter 74 (Part 1)

Edited by Tnyhy

Chapter 74: Variations (Part 1)

Both siblings, Shen Qiu and Shen Miao, had not talk for such a long time about matters in their hearts. Shen Qiu had especially found personnel from the army to guard outside the Western courtyard and no one else were allowed in. One Shichen (1 shichen = 2 hours) was not considered long or short and it was Shen Miao who was listening to Shen Qiu speaking. Most likely Shen Qiu was trying to make Shen Miao happy, so he kept talking about interesting matters in the army, and also tried to inquire on the side what Shen Miao experienced for the past year but was avoided by Shen Miao.

For some of the matters, it was still not the time to say it now. Moreover in today’s Shen family, it was still not like the past life where the First household was framed and no one were to believe if one were to speak of it. With the current situation if one were to take action, it must be a killing blow. Even it was using a blunt knife to grind flesh, one must ensure that one must be able to skin with it first.

After saying a few more words, Shen Miao’s face showed some tiredness. Shen Qiu was concern of his Younger Sister and quickly spoke after seeing it, “Younger Sister have yet to recover and I will not disturb you more. Go and rest first as Father and Mother will most likely return when the skies turn dark. When Father and Mother return, I will then come again to take a look at Younger Sister.”

Shen Miao nodded her head in agreement.

Shen Qiu got up to leave but he suddenly thought of something and hesitated for a moment before turning back to look at Shen Miao, “Younger Sister, you said that Shen Qing’s innocence was smeared by someone. Was that evildoer captured? Be it to protect Shen Qing’s reputation but the Shen residence has guards so it should have been investigated privately.”

Shen Miao looked at him and her eyes curved, “This evildoer is very cunning and managed to escape.”

“So it was like that.” Shen Qiu lowered his head thoughtfully before suddenly smiling at Shen Miao, “That being the case, I will leave first.” He strode out of the house. Once he walked out, the bright smile on his face was wiped away and what remained was a face filled with haze. When the servants outside saw it, they could not help but shudder, seemingly understanding at this point that under the smile, in the bones of this young military official, blood of steel were flowing through it. He ordered the guards beside him, “Find two people to take a trip to Wo Long Temple and also investigate what is happening in the capital.” He glanced at Shen Miao’s closed room and his fists clenched as he whispered, “Younger Sister, what exactly happened in this past year?”

In the house, Shen Miao said to Gu Yu who was walking over, “Bring some money for Chun Tao and also find a servant to send some money to Physician Chen. This is the most critical time and that unborn child in Eldest Sister’s belly must stay well.” She stroked the scars left by the burn on her arm. The scar was particularly unsightly against her fair skin, as if a portion of highly valued brocade was burnt. However she did not feel upset about it, as if she was satisfied with a business transaction, “The upcoming show will be totally depending on my unborn nephew.”

“Young Lady.” Jing Zhe asked, “Why not tell everything to Eldest Young Master just now?” Shen Miao still concealed some things from Shen Qiu. For example, the matter of that evildoer being Prince Yu of the First Rank. Jing Zhe said, “If Eldest Young Master was to take action, at least that side would not dare to act rashly. And if Master and Furen know about it, they would also protect Young Lady.”

“Even if I do not say, Eldest Brother will investigate himself.” Shen Miao looked out the window, “I’m afraid that by this time the circumstances in Wo Long Temple had already been inquired.”

“But can Young Master really be able to investigate?” Jing Zhe was worried, “If it was found it, at the end everything would be known so what is the use of Young Lady hiding it?”

“Prince Yu does things rigorously and if I guess correctly, the monks in Wo Long Temple had already cleaned thoroughly everything inside and out. Not to mention Eldest Brother, even if it was Father, they would not be able to find a single tiny hint at all.”

“Goodness.” Jing Zhe covered her mouth, “Does it means that the truth of the matter will never come to light in this lifetime?” The wicked heart of the Second household of the Shen family, the shamelessness of Prince Yu. Initially one thought that once Shen Xin and wife returned, they would be able to stand up for Shen Miao but with Shen Miao’s words just now, it was almost saying that everything that happened in Wo Long Temple had been buried deeply, and the truth would not be known to anyone at all.

“I originally do not intend to use this kind of fair method to seek justice for myself.” Shen Miao lightly said, “There are many different other ways in the world to achieve one’s goal.”

Justice and fairness was not even worth more than straws. Justice was restricted from the weak and for those who are strong, they were the justice. In those years in the Inner Palace, she understood lots of principles. It was not that there were not any kind and good females, it was that these females were like the flowers during winter, too weak and could not withstand the wind blowing and would be crushed into the soil. Since she was taking a dark and bloody route, then the means and methods used during that route would not necessarily be those that could see the light.

“But what Young Lady could do?” Jing Zhe said, “At least Master and Furen can protect Young Lady. If it was possible, even help Young Lady to vent some anger. Since Young Lady is an unmarried female, even if one were to take revenge, it would be inconvenient.” Jing Zhe wholeheartedly spoke with Shen Miao in mind.

“Father and Mother will be filled with indignancy and directly go against Prince Yu residence. Only by retreating can they protect me and make Prince Yu somewhat afraid of the consequences.” Shen Miao said, “It is not possible to let the Shen family not harm a single hair when going against the residence of Prince Yu of the First Rank. If it was only for the sake of intimidation, then it is not what I wish to have.”

The more Jing Zhe listened, the more she did not understand. Shen Miao’s meaning was not to let Shen Xin take his anger out of Prince Yu, and also not to let Shen Xin deter Prince Yu but make Prince Yu not put any intention onto Shen Miao. But looking at Shen Miao, it was clear that she would not forget about this matter. So what exactly was Shen Miao intended way of handling it?

Shen Miao smiled, “If one were to offend me, I will definitely exterminate the entire family.”

Jing Zhe was surprised and unconsciously raise her head to look at Shen Miao, but saw that the smile on the lips of the young female that was bathed in sunlight, was like the claws of a beast in the deep dark jungles, quietly showing their fangs.

Her heart was in shock and in that moment she felt terrified, and was unable to speak a single word as she quickly bowed her head in fear. Thinking the right words that Shen Qiu said, mentioning that in just a short one year, Shen Miao seemed to have completed changed. Not to even mentioning about Shen Qiu, even those maids that were by Shen Miao’s side all day were also unable to find any traces of the old Shen Miao.

Shen Miao closed her eyes satisfyingly. The people had returned and the chess match could begin. Shen Qing was a small soldier, Prince Yu of the First Rank was a chariot and Ming Qi’s Imperial family was like the white pieces. Whenever the carriage would be swallowed, chaos would descend into the match. Everything was up to the will of Heavens.

This time, it would be her that was controlling the will of Heavens.


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95 thoughts on “Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage: Chapter 74 (Part 1)

  1. Nameless on said:

    shes still shen miao…shes still her just a upgraded version that had survived all the pain….i want to hug her ( /0v0)/~…wait do u think she would slap me ;w;

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  2. tinie on said:

    “If one were to offend me, I will definitely exterminate the entire family.”… hail the Empress

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  3. All of the royal family is going down! 👸🏻

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  4. Lola on said:

    wohhoooo…go Empress SM. I’m rooting for you.
    thank you for the update. can I shamelessly ask, if there is any additional chapter within 2,3 days? hehehehe

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  5. darknight232 on said:

    Thanks for the chapter. Been waiting for this.

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  6. Thanks for the chapter! Go Shen Miao!!

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  7. Thanks for the chapter~~ So many chapters cued up for translation. I’m so happy~~ Also thanks to the donors 🙂

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  8. Rald on said:

    Go shenmiao!! Author can i ask when do you usually update? What time and timezone, jusk asking tho 🙂 Thank you for the superb translation author! 🙂 all the best for you 🙂

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  9. Yayyyyyyyyyyyy First!

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  10. shams on said:

    Okay I’m not gonna complain about how this was a filler chapter with no progression. What I AM going to complain about is how XJX didn’t show up to give her the medicine yet! Wahhhhh the wait is killing meeeee. Thanks for the chapter!

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  11. Yesssssssssss!
    Burn and salt the earth. Lest a new sprouting of these evildoers came again.

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  12. Perpetualred on said:

    So. Good. I’m bookmarking this chapter to read the savageness of it from time to time.

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  13. hujanbiru on said:

    Thank you for the chapter..

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  14. All hail our Empress. Please check mate them soon hehe~ wipe the entire board, exterminate the enemies!

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  15. Sxiong on said:

    Thank you!!

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  16. It’s been a while since I’ve said something but I wouldn’t miss this opportunity at all—now that our very own Empress is moving the chess board players for the kill:

    Guys, shit’s starting to go down. Slowly. And intimately satisfying, deserving revenge.

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  17. Thank you for the update!

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  18. Thanks for the chapter
    Begin your chess game Shen Miao we’re excited to see what shall happen to those who have offended you

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  19. Ytalani on said:

    Many thanks for the chapter. 😘😘😘 I hope it will escalate faster with little marquis visiting SM secretly. 😏😎

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  20. Bunny_gray on said:

    Our empress is very scary if someone make her mad …🙀🙀🙀
    But i like her very much😍

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  21. AquaticSilvePR on said:

    Hehe next plot-arc coming up 😎
    Prince Yu you better run. Oh wait, oops, dang, oh well. 😤

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  22. Oh snap! so many chapters. @ q @)
    When will our ML ninja his way to her residence hmm?
    Little Xie! Go visit your wifey.

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  23. drYzzle ( ̄^ ̄)ゞ on said:

    Cold blooded

    Thank you for the chapter ٩(♡ε♡ )۶ fu

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  24. joellyanne on said:

    Thank you for this update.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Thank you so much!! 😘😘😘

    Liked by 1 person

  26. memorytears on said:

    Thank you for the chapter ♡.♡

    Liked by 1 person

  27. eristol on said:

    Not only phoenix but also a tigress it seems! Beautiful and graceful like a phoenix, Dangerous and fierce like a Tigress, that’s our Empress Shen

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  28. Wuxia on said:

    Soldier instead of solder…

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  29. I’m feeling some sort of chills….I’m really excited and hype with how Shen Miao will eradicate those peeps and of course im like super excited for the moment when the little Marquis arrives with the ointment💕 Thank you so much to the chapter and to all the sponsors and donors of this novel 😆🙇🏻‍♀️

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  30. izznis on said:

    “This time, it would be her that was controlling the will of Heavens.”
    Never thought I’d say this but.. gosh, I currently look forward to Mondays and Thursdays because of this novel😀😀
    Oh! And I got to see a new side of Shen Qiu! I beginning to like him more than the male lead🙈

    Thanks as always!😊

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  31. Jochi-desu on said:

    Shen Miao is what most female will aspire to be. Such Dominating disdain, so subtle and sharp ruthlessness!

    Boss! I adore you!

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  32. This time I will control the Heavens will!!!
    All hail Shen Miao! Vote for the next ruler. Eh?

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  33. Vivi on said:

    Thank you! I can’t wait for the next 3 chapters…

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  34. Thank you for the chapter~

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  35. Why she doesn’t tell her Parents or brother the full of it…is because she is waiting to build up the Angst, right? Because right now her parents aren’t at the stage where they’ll just kill those who offended them…yet.
    However, when her parents do discover the hardship and schemes having been plotted against her, especially if SM continues to ‘fall prey’ to their schemes added with ‘what could have happened’ should be a whole other story. By then, there will be no way her parents or brother will settle with just a slap on the wrist. The only thing that will soothe their hearts will be for those who schemed against their precious daughter/sister to be put to Death….And at that time, her parents will have sufficient reason for their actions if the Imperial Family becomes up in arms about it. With their strong background and recent achievements backing them, it will be the Imperial Family having to look the other way. SM is sacrificing herself still, similar to how she burnt her arm just to open their eyes, just to secure her familys future.
    Also, in the bigger picture, she’ll be getting rid of some of her past-lovers supporters… (forgot his name lol)
    Yet, she will be also revealing her true aims to those with a keen mind…
    Of course, I could be entirely wrong LOL.


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    • But SM will to kill all of them without using her parents to do so, in fact, if possible, she will never let her family be involve in her plans if she could. The main thing for sacrificing herself (the burnt scars) was to move her family away from those 2 household but not to let them avenge her…

      Its not yet really show yet but in her future plans, her parents would not be aware of anything at all and everything she done for the family. She really really wanted to protect her family the best as she could….

      Thanks for supporting!!

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  36. hipployta on said:

    Yes~~~destroy them!

    Thank you for translating this outstanding novel

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  37. Omg what a badass!!!! 👏👏👏 SM has it all figured and things are just starting, can’t wait to see what else she has up her sleeves 😈

    It’s sad she can’t be honest with her family just yet, but I understand why doesn’t want to get them involved. Also, I think she wants to avenge them as a way of making it up to them for her mistakes in the past life….

    Thank you for the chapter 💖💖💖

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  38. Thanks for the chapter!

    Shen Miao is the chessmaster!

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  39. Definately can’t wait to see how this story is going progress.
    Thank you

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  40. miragem on said:

    Thanks for the chapter💜😘

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  41. grannyfoodie on said:

    Thank you for the chapter! I can’t wait to see what SM has in store next!~

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  42. Kirana on said:

    Thanks for the update.

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  43. This time, it would be her that was controlling the will of Heavens.

    /bows to Empress SM

    Thank you for the chapter ❤

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  44. Butter on said:

    Hail empress Shen Miao

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  45. Thank you so much for the chapter 😊
    Are her parents and brother staying till the end of the novel ?? 😕..I wish they would😇

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  46. Tomatouji on said:

    It gives off the feeling that this is the true start. Like Shen Miao has all the pieces. All that’s left now is to put them into places. I’m excited! XD

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  47. I read this all in one go (well, I did take a nap, and eat, in between, but still :D) and I love it! I can’t wait to read more. I’m glad that there are only 231 +4 chapters unlike some with 1000+ 2000+, we’ll get to the end within my lifetime 😀 hehe Great job translating! I love our MC, her (real) family, and ML so much! Great characters. I’m excited to get to know her Mom, Dad, and Bro better!

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  48. Bintang on said:

    Go Shen Miao, go with your way…

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