Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage: Chapter 90 (Part 1)

Edited by Tnyhy

Chapter 90: Family (Part 1)

“Even if Mother does not care about me, can it be that one can also be reckless with Younger Brother’s life?”

With those calm words, Ren Wan Yun’s curses abruptly stopped. She looked at Shen Yuan blankly, “What did you say?”

“Now that the entire Shen residence is implicated in, the first to bear the brunt would be our Second household. Younger Sister’s matter implicate us entirely, even if Father and me were to lose our official position Mother would not care, but if it involved Younger Brother would Mother not care?” Shen Yuan said.

Ren Wan Yun looked at him and in a swift moment there was some panic in her expression, “What does this got to do with Bo-er? Bo-er is still so young, how would he be related to this matter? No one is more innocent than Bo-er.”

“Mother, everyone is innocent in this matter.” Shen Yuan laughed grimly, “Do not tell me I am not innocent?” He tolerated and continued, “Mother, the rumours has spread out more intense and if the Shen family provoke matters now, one fear that the entire residence would suffer.” He looked at Ren Wan Yun and said in a serious tone, “Even if Mother have the same feelings of ending in mutual destruction, could it be to also include Younger Brother?”

Ren Wan Yun’s body shook and was unable to suppress the trembling. One knew that she indeed had that mindset. It was admittedly true that the hate she had for Shen Miao was unusual but the entire Shen residence’s indifference, Shen Gui’s heartlessness, Old Shen Furen’s pragmatic acts and the Third household’s detached eyes of a bystander made Ren Wan Yun felt a great anger towards the Shen residence. She even thought that even if Shen Qing implicated the entire Shen residence, it would not matter if the Eldest household could be pulled into it and die together. As such it can be considered revenge.

But Shen Yuan happened to point out one thing, which is that if the Shen residence really suffered a calamity, even Shen Yuan Bo would not avoid it. Since the ancient times the Emperors loved the eldest sons and the commoners doted on the youngest son. Shen Yuan was intelligent since young and Ren Wan Yun did not really worry over him, but Shen Yuan Bo was young and naughty so Ren Wan Yun doted him to the core. If Shen Yuan Bo were to also lose his life, it was be something that she was not willing to see.

“Then… Yuan-er, what should we do?” Ren Wan Yun looked at Shen Yuan, as if the state of madness she was in had left without trace, and as if Shen Yuan was her life-saving straw, her backbone.

“Mother, one cannot be greedy.” Shen Yuan looked at her as his eyes were filled with brutal cruelty, “You can only choose one, Younger Sister or Younger Brother.”


Outside the Ding capital’s Government Office’s prison, there stood a guard outside.

In the case of the extermination of the entire Prince Yu’s household, Shen Qing was indeed in a very awkward position. On the surface, she was also a pitiful person as she only just married when the massacre happened and fortunately manage to escape with her life. But in the depths of the investigation, there were many areas of doubts in the case and perhaps it was possible that Shen Qing was involved. Even if she was not involved, with all the different guesses and rumours, it was enough for her name to become the topic of conversation in the entire street. As such, it would have been cleaner if she had died in the massacre case.

Emperor Wen Hui’s attitude towards the case was also intriguing. Even though it was said to have been immediately investigated, but the matter was given directly to the Administer of the Capital and the Government Office, and the Emperor had not even ask about it at all. With Emperor Wen Hui’s kinship feelings with Prince Yu, it would absolutely not be easily pass off. Since it had always been difficult to guess the Monarch’s mind, the officials below were unable to guess what the Emperor wanted to do and could only sent Shen Qing to prison, pending for trial.

This was actually somewhat ridiculous, the only surviving female from a massacre case who was unarmed, was regarded as the culprit. Sometimes the matter of the world could be so strange.

When Shen Miao reached the doors of the prison, the warden was surprised for a moment when he saw her and went forward to speak, “Who is it?”

“My Young Lady is the Fifth Young Lady of the General’s residence’s Shen family.” Jing Zhe stepped forward and placed a sachet stuffed with silver onto the hands of the warden and said, “Here deliberately to visit Eldest Young Lady.”

Shen Miao took the token that Shen Qiu gave her from her sleeves and showed it to the warden. When that person took a look, he immediately greeted respectfully, “So it is Fifth Shen Young Lady.” Shen Xin’s prestigious reputation was well known in Ding capital, let alone a warden, even officials would also give him leeway.

“I want to take a look at Eldest Sister. Would trouble Daren to show the way.” Shen Miao said.

That warden said with a smile, “Originally one cannot come to visit these few days, but since Fifth Shen Young Lady had spoken then do come with this lowly one.” Finishing, he instructed the guards who were guarding and brought Shen Miao in, leaving Jing Zhe and Gu Yu outside.

Now Shen Qing’s identity was awkward and no one could predict if there was an opportunity to remove the crime off but even if the crime was removed, saddled with that kind of reputation, Shen Qing would have to live on distressful.

“In fact Fifth Young Lady need not have to worry too much.” The warden said with a smile, “Even though Eldest Shen Young Lady is still in prison, once the truth is uncovered, the Eldest Shen Young Lady would not be implicated.” He thought that since Shen Miao came to visit Shen Qing, the relationship between the two sisters would be very close. No matter what, as long as Shen Miao felt better, it was considered as selling a favour to Shen Xin.

Shen Miao nodded her head, “Thanking Daren’s guidance.”

When a stone ladder appeared in front, the warden stopped his steps and said, “Eldest Shen Young Lady is held below there, Fifth Young Lady can head down to talk to her. My subordinates and I will be waiting outside, so do not be too long.”

Shen Miao thanked him again and after the warden and the few guards stepped aside, then she slowly took the steps down.

Walking down the long steps, there was a cell right at the end which had iron railings all around. There was only a fist sized window in the cell and seemed to be where important criminals were located. There was a row of torches against the stone wall but the torches were faltering, making the silhouette look strange.

The cell was covered with straw and there was a dirty quilt bed inside. Most likely the quilt was infested with lice as one could vaguely see some small black material on it. And the person who had the quilt around was sitting on the straw with the head buried in the knees, unsure if the person was asleep or not.

Shen Miao looked quietly for a long time before walking in and reaching her hands out to tap the iron railings a few times.

The person who had their head in their knees suddenly raised her head and showed a slightly frightened expression. When one saw clearly that it was Shen Miao, the frightened look turned into anger as she shouted out with gritted teeth, “Shen Miao!”

“It is me.” Shen Miao gently took a step back and avoided Shen Qing’s scratches when she rushed up. Her guesses were indeed correct as in the next moment, Shen Qing rushed up and reached out her hands past the iron railing, she wanted to grab onto Shen Miao but her action was futile as the railings restrained her.

“It seems that you have not learnt to be smart.” Shen Miao laughed out and looked at her calmly and unruffled, “Do not waste the effort, it is useless.”

Shen Qing put her hands down resentfully and suddenly burst into laughter, “Shen Miao, are you here to put a demonstration in front of me? Are you here to see how miserable I am? Let me tell you, there will be a day where you will be a hundred times more miserable than me!”

“What a pity.” Shen Miao looked at her with pity, “Even if there is really such a day, you will not be able to see it.”

Shen Qing was surprised for a moment and there was fear in her eyes. She had been locked in this cell for a few days and she was unclear what was going on. She had been spoiled all this while and thought that night with Prince Yu in Wo Long Temple was the most painful thing in life, but did not think that subsequent events would be even more frightening, pregnancy, returning banquet, marriage and then the night of the bloody massacre, and now she was reduced to a criminal in prison. She suppressed the uneasiness in her heart and said, “Do not think of lying to me. This matter had nothing to do with me at all, so how can it implicate me?”

“How could you not understand?” Shen Miao squatted down and looked at Shen Qing in the cell. It was like she was the adult who was looking at a disobedient child as she shook her head lightly, “The entire Prince Yu household was exterminated and only you survived. No matter if there was a conspiracy, no matter if you have anything to do with the perpetrator, as long as you are alive, you have become the greatest sinner on earth.”

“How could I have any relation with the perpetrator!” Shen Qing retorted, “Why would I want to exterminate the entire household of Prince Yu. I have no animosity and grievance with him, even if there is, it is you…” She suddenly stopped halfway as she was speaking and looked at Shen Miao incredulously, “You did it?”

Shen Miao’s lips slightly raised up.

“It is you who did it?” Shen Qing grabbed the iron railings in a moment and looked at Shen Miao. “It is you. You have a deep grudge against Prince Yu and it is you who sent people to exterminate his entire household. You deliberately kept me alive so that I will be the scapegoat. Shen Miao, your schemes are very good!” She looked at Shen Miao and felt shocked and angered. Shock, because Shen Miao was actually insidious to this point, and anger, because her fall was all attributed to Shen Miao!

“Eldest Sister, evidence is everything.” Shen Miao slightly smiled, “But from the words that you just said, it seems that being imprisoned for the past few days had made one smarter.” Although she had denied Shen Qing’s words, but in Shen Qing’s eyes, Shen Miao had already admitted to the crimes she had committed.

Shen Qing raged, “What are you thinking of doing? Shen Miao, you will not succeed. My Father and Older Brother will definitely come to save me, they will find the evidence and the person that would finally sit in this prison is you, not me! And at that time, I will definitely think of ways to make a mincemeat out of you!”

“You are still hoping for Second Shu and Shen Yuan?” Shen Miao ridiculed, “Second Shu is so afraid of being implicated that he did not even bother to come and take a look at you. As for Shen Yuan…” Shen Miao smiled, “He could have good career prospects and have a boundless future but because of you, troubles kept lining up. You really think that he will want to save you?”

Shen Qing glared at Shen Miao in anger but she knew in her heart that what Shen Miao said was not wrong at all. She was very clear of what kind of character Shen Gui had. Earlier on when Shen Gui married her off to Prince Yu, Shen Qing saw it clearly that Shen Gui was like Old Shen Furen to the bones and knew how to draw on the advantages and avoid disadvantages. As for this Second Older Brother that was inscrutable since young, even though he had helped to solve a lot of trouble for her, this time it affected Shen Yuan’s career prospects. Would Shen Yuan really help her?

“Shen Miao, stop with your nonsense!” Despite an uneasy heart, Shen Qing still spoke forcefully, “My Mother will not watch me with folded arms! My Mother would definitely think of ways to rescue me. As long as my Mother steps in, with my Second Older Brother’s ability, it is not difficult for the truth to be unveiled and at that time, the unlucky ones would be you guys!”

“Second Shen?” Shen Miao sighed, “I know that Second Shen treats you very well and you are the pearl in Second Shen’s eyes and if you suffer anything bad, Second Shen would definitely protect you with her life, just like in the beginning with me…”

Shen Qing’s unsettled emotions were a little alleviated and was a little complacent. Ren Wan Yun had always been indulgent to her and among the three Di daughters, Chen Rou Qiu was slightly strict with Shen Yue and Luo Xue Yan was seldom together with Shen Miao from the beginning. It was only Ren Wan Yun who was a hundred times indulgent to Shen Qing. This was because when Shen Qing was born, Ren Wan Yun had a difficult birth and it was not easy for both mother and daughter to be safe and sound, so Ren Wan Yun was very meticulous with this daughter. Even when Shen Qing initially wanted to fight for Prince Ding, Fu Xiu Yi, Ren Wan Yin did not say half a word of opposition.

Even if other treat her indifferently now, as long as Ren Wan Yun was present, she would not let her be wronged. Shen Qing’s smile had yet to raise when she heard Shen Miao’s laughing voice, “But Eldest Sister, do guess that between you and Seventh Younger Brother, who has a higher position in Second Shen’s heart?”

Shen Qing was stumped for words and stared at Shen Miao without speaking.

Shen Miao looked at her gently, “Everyone in our residence know how much Second Shen doted on Seventh Younger Brother. If because of you, Seventh Younger Brother need to be compensated, why do not you guess if Second Shen is willing to take this risk? In fact, I also look forward to knowing the answer. Not sure if Eldest Sister is able to answer it for me?”

95 responses

    • NOPE! I don’t feel a slick of sympathy for her. NOT EVEN ONE TINY BIT. Everything happened stemmed from the greed and jealousy of her heart. She envied Shen Miao for being the daughter of the Eldest Shen, then wanted to fight for the Prince..god knows why anyone would do that, but hey…she wanted it..she let her mom did all these things. Karma yo (´⌣`ʃƪ)

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    • Thank God, I thought I was the only one to pity her. And yet, I don’t blame SM for making her fall to this point because I know that
      1)SM truly loved Shen Qing as a sister at first and yet, Shen Qing never had good intentions for her
      2)had it been SM who had been raped, SQ would have laughed to her face

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    • Let’s not forget that while SM was about to be killed, SQ and SY thought that it was alright for them to come and reveal their maliciousness and float before her

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  1. Stirring the dregs of her cup of Despair. And making SQ drink until the last drop.
    Even that final straw of hope is ripped away.
    Wow. Kinda reminded me of that scene between Sir Mei Changsu and Marquis of Ning Xie Yu in Nirvana in Fire drama.

    Thank you for the chapter!

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  2. I also look forward to knowing the answer.
    *poring looks forward to the answer too*

    I wonder how far can her mother carry this fight, is it to fight for SQ now or to back down and wait until his other son grow strong then fight? Her Love to her daughter or to her son?

    Thank you for the chapter -=≡Σ(((⊃゚∀゚)つ fufu

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  3. Of course our Empress Jiajiao already thought of SY forcing his mother in choosing between the youngest and the oldest. A mother’s heart is very protective but just as the previous comment says, the love is different for each and everyone of them. So unless you have more use for the person then you will be saved SQ. A life for a life since there is no free lunch in this world of yours. Only the strong has the power and the weak has to obey. The rules of the jungle is the savage truth of our reality. So even if RWY chooses the former or the latter it will still spell DOOM for their lives with no survivors

    Thanks for the chapter

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  4. Thanks for the chapter!

    I guess it safe to say goodbye to Shen Qing then? If she have an ounce of kindness, I am sure Shen Miao will leave her from her revenge, but noooo she must become greedy and taking SM life. Well, can’t really blame SQ. The way her parents raise her is the biggest mistake that make her like that.

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  5. So, In the face of these things, Ren Wan Yun has two choices…
    1. take revenge against the Shen household and implicate all of the members, and implicating everyone in the Shen, including youngest son to die( a member of the royal family has died because of an assassination, the punishment must be at least capital punishment right?)
    2. just let Shen Qing die a dog death. Imprisoned and accused as an evildoer! Everyone in Shen family would be safe with her as the exception

    The fate of Shen family rest on Ren Wan Yun and Shen Yuan(mainly him because he has the means to). Shen Miao literally gambled yet again!

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      • Shen Miao didn’t give Shen Yuan any choice to begin with, we need also to remember he have just return to take his official post in the government, so there not a lot of thing he could do 🤷if only his father will help then maybe he could do something about it but we know that will never happened


  6. Woah. This makes me think of Chess. I’m really bad at it but my grandma would always say that if I’m going on offensive (using the queen) make sure that there’s something defending it.

    Shen Miao really thought this through.. my gosh. She knew that father was useless from the start so she really doesn’t need to defend against him. For Shen Yuan, she knew had ambitions and took advantage of that. For that Ruan Yuan or something, she also knew about that seventh young master. Shen Miao left Shen Qing absolutely bare – stripping her off her pawns.

    My gosh.

    Thank you for the update!

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  7. Wow, little Empress is truly cruel. She’s crushing Shen Qing’s soul into pieces.

    Well, she deserves it for what she did to Shen Miao in the current timeline and past timeline.

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  8. I don’t know but when i read this i just remember about 2nd aunt of Hua Xi Wan at Eight Treasures Trousseau. That mother is really too much for me just because of her son, she not even slighly think of her daughter happiness.
    In this although Ren Wan Yun not a really good mother but she still think a bit of Shen Qing.
    When i read about this i can’t help to compare this two mother….

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  9. Whew! Well, i still wouldn’t pity SQ after I remember the first chapter of this novel and how Shen Miao understands how it feels to have hope in despair and how it feels to have that hope crushed before her. As for Ren Wan Yun her situation is still better than how SM lost Wan Yu and Fu Ming. She wants shen yuan to save SQ but she should’ve been a little more caring to him, now he hates her.

    But it seems Shen Qing has become a bit smarter than before, being able to realize the situation she is in.

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  10. Our empress’ revenge against Shen Qing and Prince Yu was really brilliant! Even if Shen Yuan and Shen Gui had the compassion to help Shen Qing, they wouldn’t be able to trace it back to Shen Miao. AND the one that exterminated the household was actually the Chen family. Shen Miao got her revenge by laying down the foundation aka starting the rumors and getting the Chen family’s support. Just. Brilliant.

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  11. Shen Miao’s revenge is more brilliant then I realized. She’s going to make Shen Qing feel the pain of being betrayed by her family–just like Shen Miao was betrayed by her relatives, including SQ, last lifetime. Far crueler than just letting her die in the massacre. This is chillingly good.

    Thanks for the chapter!


    • I read again the character list and i found this :
      1. Shen Qing – eldest young lady
      2. Shen Yue – second young lady
      3. Shen Dong Ling – third young lady ???
      4. ?????
      5. Shen Miou – fifth young lady

      Do i miss something? I never read the part of no. 3 and 4.

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      • Yeah… Shen Dong Ling doesn’t appear in the novel in the front part (in order to survive under RWY rule, she and her mother had to be invisible). As for no. 4… That daughter died… RWY made a lot of Shu children accidentally die that is why the ranking of that generation is like jumping around


    • This mother daughter duo didn’t even blink an eye when they were setting up SM to be raped by Prince Yu, but ever since the tables were turned they couldn’t stop portraying SM as devil incarnate. What a hypocrite mindset!

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  12. Please let there no be Fu Xiu Ji somewhere in the corner, listening to all of this! Shen Miao is making me anxious!

    Spewing all these words in the prison?! What if someone is listening, and worse – they are that Prince Ding’s people?! It’d be like startling snake in the grass, alerting him of the danger that is Shen Miao 😣 Don’t be careless, My Empress!

    Lol probably my worries are unnecessary…Delayed or not, his end is already set in stone.

    Shen Yuan is very funny. “We are all innocent”?!! Wtf

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  13. Here is one line that threw me for a loop–

    “Why would I want to exterminate the entire household of Prince Yu. I have no animosity and grievance with him, ….” –Shen Qing

    Really? You have no grievance with a man that tortured and raped you until you couldn’t even talk for some time? What is she talking about no grievance? I did not know she could be so forgiving. I guess all her hatred is saved for one person.

    Anyway, Shen Miao’s plot is well thought out. I knew Shen Yuan Bo was Old Shen Furen’s favorite but I did not realize how much RWY loved him. She seemed to accept when Old Shen Furen took him to live with her and he hung out with grand ma a lot anyway. She seemed to have become completely possessed with her daughter. Of course her sons are her ticket to staying in the household, providing there is a household and providing that she still wants to live. But she doesn’t want to live. I guess I am a little surprised that she cares enough about Bo Er to want him to live on even if she doesn’t want to. If she drags the entire household down who will take care of him?

    Shen Miao knows this family inside out.

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  14. Thank you so much for the chapter. I was planning to stock up, but can’t wait more than a week to indulge myself 😛 Hence, here i am!

    I spotted a few mistakes in the chapter and thought to point them out to you:

    >>The person who had {their} head in {their} knees suddenly raised her head and showed a slightly frightened expression.
    Correction : who had ‘her’ head in ‘her’ knees.

    >>It {seem} that you have not {learn} to be smart.” Shen Miao laughed out
    Correction : It ‘seems’ that you have not ‘learnt’ to be smart.

    >>Let me tell you, there will be a day {where} you will be a hundred times more miserable than me!”
    Correction : there will be a day ‘when’ you will be…

    >>She had all {the} while been spoiled and thought {that that} night with Prince Yu in Wo Long Temple was the most painful thing in life,
    Correction : She had been spoiled all this while and thought ‘that’… (that has been typed twice in the previous statement)

    >>and now she was {reduce} to a criminal in prison.
    Correction : was ‘reduced’ to a criminal..

    >>she was speaking and looked at Shen Miao {incredulous}, “You did it?”
    Correction : at Shen Miao ‘incredulously’

    >>Earlier on when Shen Gui {marry} her off to Prince Yu
    Correction : ‘married’ her off.

    >>As long as my Mother {step} in,
    Correction : ‘steps’ in

    >>I know that Second Shen {treat} you very well
    Correction : ‘treats’ you very well.

    I hope that i have not overstepped my boundaries. As an avid reader of your tranlation, i just wanted to help and bring it to perfection for all the fans.

    May I also offer to help proofread the translated chapters and point out little grammatical mistakes here and there? Just a suggestion, since i have free time at my hands. Kindly ignore if it’s not required.

    Thank you once again for all your hard work. I love love love this book. ❤

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  15. I find it kinda funny that Shen Qing realized that Shen Miao pulled the strings, yet still believe that Ren Wan Yun and Shen Yuan could do anything.

    Girl, Shen Miao planned for the massacre of the a ROYAL PRINCE and not only got away with it, she implicated YOU and the Second Household with it. Compare to that, Shen Yuan and Ren Wan Yun are NOTHING.

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  16. imagine if shen qing’s end was so bad, how will mei furen’s end be? at least shen qing was not completely behind shen miao’s previous demise. 90% of shen miao’s misery was because of mei furen, 5% was because of prince ding and 5% was because of 2nd and 3rd residences. shen qing was such a minor character in comparison to prince ding and mei furen…. they’re probably gonna have such miserable deaths


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