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Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage: Chapter 112 (Part 1)

Please note that this release is not edited yet. When editing is completed, it will be updated accordingly.

Edited by Tnyhy

Chapter 112: Request for Commander (Part 1)

“What did that mean?” Shen Miao questioned.

Xie Jing Xing would not say such words for no reason so there was another meaning behind those words.

Xie Jing Xing’s eyebrows raised as he looked at her, “Shen Yuan was Prince Ding’s people.”

Shen Miao’s heart was slightly surprised but she did not speak.

“Not possible!” Shen Miao cried out involuntarily.

Xie Jing Xing’s gaze was fixed on her as if it was looking through Shen Miao as he asked, “Why?”

Shen Miao’s palm got slightly wet and her heart was in a moment of chaos. The real start of the Shen family’s misfortune was not within these two years. The Imperial family would also delay in dealing with the Shen family as there was no one to take over at the moment. Shen Yuan worked for Prince Ding and both of them were people who were very cautious, and would not take action if they were not very confident. Just like in the last lifetime, it was only at the end she then knew that the Second and Third households had a part in it, and Shen Yuan definitely brought out the evidence of rebellion at the end.

But what with the timing now? It was far too early from when the Imperial family would want to deal with Shen Xin, so why did Shen Yuan choose to take action at this timing? Currently the evidence would not be complete so why Fu Xiu Yi choose to take action now?

How could it have changed to this?

Her expressions kept changing and when she looked up, she met with Xie Jing Xing’s thoughtful gaze. Shen Miao’s heart quivered, Xie Jing Xing has a nimble mind and one fear that he was able to sense something out from her expressions. Thinking of this, she masked a laugh, “Shen Yuan was my Second Older Brother, why would he harm my Father?”

Hearing that, Xie Jing Xing actually laughed in a profound way and said, “Shen Miao, are you treating me as a fool?”

“Since Little Marquis tell me these things,” Shen Miao said seriously, “Then how would His Highness Prince Ding deal with my Father?”

Xie Jing Xing shook his head.

Shen Miao originally did not hold too much hope as even if Xie Jing Xing knew, there was no reason for him to tell her the truth. The Xie family was wading in the game of Ming Qi and if they were to anyhow help other, one fear that trouble would come knocking. Even if she and Xie Jing Xing’s positions were to be exchanged, she would not even give a reminder.

It is just that… Shen Miao looked at Xie Jing Xing’s official robes and asked puzzled, “What are you doing in the Palace?”

She asked casually but did not know that this made the confident Xie Jing Xing pause. But it was only for a short moment before Xie Jing Xing said lazily, “Enter to Palace to request for commander.”

“Request for commander?” Shen Miao froze for a moment before asking unconsciously, “Request for commander for whom?”

Xie Jing Xing smiled but did not respond. Shen Miao suddenly looked at him, “You… request for commander yourself? Northern Jiang… Xiong Nu?”

This time Xie Jing Xing was surprised, “How did you know?” The matter of the Northern Jiang was a secret matter and it was a top secret that before the Imperial edict was issued, Shen Xin would not even know of it, much less Shen Miao. Xie Jing Xing all the while was curious about how Shen Miao gets her information, and felt even more surprise that she knew about the matters in the Palace.

Shen Miao looked at him blanking but there was a storm surging in her heart.

The Northern Jiang territory was a place where the Xiong Nu has never retreated. Even though the terrain was complicated at the Northern Jiang, these years Emperor Wen Hui had been making a little noise and fighting little battles, unwilling to oppose headstrong. Afterwards the Xiong Nu got worst so Emperor Wen Hui sent Xie Ding into battle. The Xie family’s army was brave but that entire army perished in the battlefield. On that year’s end, Xie Ding’s horse brought his corpse back which made the entire country mourn. On the second year when spring started, Xie Jing Xing set off on an expedition on behalf of his father, and the troops were defeated like a landslide and he had a tragic ending of having thousands of arrows piercing his heart, and he was skinned and hang up on the city tower.

Xie Jing Xing died when he was twenty-two and now he only just turned nineteen.

In a swift moment Shen Miao’s heart felt suffocated. It was not possible for the the Emperor to deal with the Xiong Nu at this point of time, and it was Xie Jing Xing who volunteered to the commander position. Xie Ding most probably did not know of this matter and from the looks of Xie Jing Xing, he should have gotten the news.

Changed again! Changed again!

It was obviously matters that would happen in a few years’ time but they were pulled in ahead of schedule. For Xie Jing Xing to go into battle now, could his ending be the same as the last lifetime?

As for the Xie family, Shen Miao wanted to leave them be till later to confirm the Imperial power. However no matter how much she changed things, would there be people who will still follow the original fated path? Would the handsome youth with red lips and white teeth in front still walk to the most terrible step? (Ed: *rollseyes)

Xie Jing Xing saw the different expressions on Shen Miao and did not felt strange. His eyes flashed slightly as he said, “You seem to be very worried?”

Shen Miao at the moment did not analyse the meaning behind these slightly ridiculous words, as her heart was somewhat in a chaos. She looked at him, “You… Will be leading the Xie family army?”

“Pay more attention to the Xie family army internally, and also pay attention to the people by your side.” Shen Miao paused every other word when she spoke. In the beginning she spoke heavily but at the end, her expression gradually looked serious, “The sandy winds of the Northern Jiang are large and the armours are heavy but no matter what, one must not take off the heart protector.” In the previous lifetime Xie Jing Xing’s heart was pierced by thousands of arrows, so perhaps it might be better that he always wear the heart protector. The most important thing was that Shen Miao felt that Xie Jing Xing’s death was overly strange, as how would an outstanding Vice General who had unsurpassed military tactics be defeated so miserably. Moreover after gradually understanding the overall picture and knowing that the Imperial family attacked the old aristocratic vessel families, the presence of the Imperial family’s people in the Xie family army. Moreover the tragedy of the Xie father and son might have some conspiracy to it.

Shen Miao wholeheartedly thought about the overall situation but did not realise that with the current relationship between Xie Jing Xing and her, since it had not reach to the level of friendship, this kind of concern words were somewhat surprising.

Xie Jing Xing was also surprised at her, and a smile suddenly formed on his lips as he approached Shen Miao and slightly lowered his head. He was very close to Shen Miao as his pair of peach shaped eyes was filled with laughter as he said jokingly, “So, concern of me?”

Shen Miao was absorbed with her own thoughts and did not realise that he had gotten so close. Before she even recovered back to her senses upon realization, she was dazed for a while. Every time when she was at a loss she would look pitiful.

Xie Jing Xing slightly paused and a kind of helpless feeling appeared in his heart. He was originally ruthless and only felt that the Shen family was a chess piece on the board. He knew clearly that Shen Miao had deep thoughts and her actions were mysterious, and was definitely not a harmless unmarried female like she appeared on the surface. But there were times when he felt that she was just a little girl who knew nothing, and felt that it was a blushing matter to bully a little girl.

This sudden thought was quickly thrown to the back of his head as Xie Jing Xing stepped back a little, “The influence of the Shen family army is too strong and it is not a good thing.”

Shen Miao replied, “Today it is my Mother who entered the Palace, and the ones who summoned for her are Consort Xu Xian and Consort Dong Shu.” When she spoke of Consort Xue Xian and Consort Dong Shu, her expression was not respectful, as if she was speaking about two ordinary people. Xie Jing Xing was also used to it.

He said, “Retreat.”

“Retreat?” Shen Miao asked.

Xie Jing Xing no longer speak. At the end he still gave Shen Miao a little prompt. If Shen Miao was intelligent, she would understand what he meant.

Shen Miao’s eyes drooped and she thought for a moment before speaking, “Many thanks.”

Xie Jing Xing waved his hands lazily as he thought of something. Shen Miao asked again, “The request for commander… When is the set off date?”

“Ten days later.”

“So fast?” Shen Miao exclaimed.

“Why?” Xie Jing Xing looked at her from the side and said with laugh, “Can not bear?”

“Not so…” Shen Miao said deadpan, “As such… Then one will wish Little Marquis to win a victory on raising the flag and return triumphant.”

“When one return and get bestowed with rewards,” Xie Jing Xing said without a care, “One will gift you with some small toy, for a good omen.”

Just as Shen Miao was about to speak, she however saw Xie Jing Xing press her waist down and said, “Someone is coming.” After which he smiled at Shen Miao, “Hope to see you again, Shen… Jiao Jiao.” With a turn he flew away from the window of the dwelling area.

This person used the windows like it was walking through his own residence door. Shen Miao was still startled when the doors were pushed open and Tong Yao entered. Seeing that Shen Miao was standing in the middle of the room, she asked curiously, “Why is Young Lady Shen not sitting?”

Shen Miao recovered to her senses and smiled before walking to the side to sit. But in her heart, she was thinking of what Xie Jing Xing had said.

Xie Jing Xing did request for commander and was to set off in ten days’ time. In ten days… Was not it exactly the same as three years later? In three years, it was also at this time that Xie Jing Xing set off for the expedition, and afterwards the Xie father and son were forever recorded in the Ming Qi history books.

The Xie family has headed towards the inevitable ending like the last lifetime… How about the Shen family? How would the Shen family be? Xie Jing Xing gave her a prompt before leaving but that was not the outcome she wanted to see. To retreat like this, although lives would be saved but this was just a lifesaving method. Without power to protect, days of peace will become a luxury. The road of the previous lifetime made Shen Miao understand this point. Only by standing in a position higher than the enemy, can one really control fate.

However Xie Jing Xing method strongly defends one’s position but did not have enough offence.

What methods can be used to break out of this difficult situation?

In the next Shichens (1 Shichen = 2 hours), Shen Miao kept on thinking about this problem. She did not touch any of the snacks on the table and did not take even a sip of tea, much less look at any of the novels. That provoked the Female Official Tong Yao to look at her frequently, and wonder how was it possible for her to sit the entire afternoon with such maturity, that even all the good tempered concubines would not have such patience.

One did not know how long one had waited till an eunuch came to invite them out. The Female Official Tong Yao then brought Shen Miao out as Luo Xue Yan was at the doors waiting for her. Upon seeing Shen Miao, she forced a smile out and pulled her out of the Palace and headed back to the residence.

Even though Luo Xue Yang did her best to show as if nothing had happened, what kind of person Shen Miao was? She could already observe others’ words and gestures long in the Inner Palace and saw the worries in Luo Xue Yan’s heart. She said, “Mother, what did they spoke to you about?”

Luo Xue Yan smiled, “Nothing really, just some matters about Xiao Chun city lifestyle. Most likely because one had not been to the Northwestern region and wanted to know about it.”

Shen Miao asked, “Really, only this? If so, then it is really too strange to deliberately call Mother to the Palace to talk for that long.”

Luo Xue Yan stroked Shen Miao’s head, “What is so strange about it. The ladies in the Palace cannot move around and most likely the days are passed boringly. Mother talked to them about outside matters to chase boredom away so they will be a little happy.” Even after saying that, Luo Xue Yan could not help but be somewhat worried. Even though she was not involved in matters of the court, but it did not mean that she knew nothing about the dangers in there. Today she was meticulous and cautious, and it was precisely because the two Consorts talked about the lifestyle which made her puzzled.

There were no fools in the Palace and everyone was very smart. But today’s conversation did not touch on military matters, and even the Shen family army was not mentioned. Instead the conversation was about the commoners in Xiao Chun city which made Luo Xue Yan puzzled.

People who were in battle had an intuitive sense of danger. She obviously felt danger approaching but did not know where the problem was, and that made Luo Xue Yan fretful.

But she was afraid of scaring Shen Miao and did not intend to tell Shen Miao these things. Shen Miao did not ask her again and when they returned to the residence, the skies were nearing evening. Shen Qiu and Shen Xin had been waiting at the residence’s doors, and only sighed in relief upon seeing both of their return.

After finishing dinner, Luo Xue Yan instructed Shen Miao to rest early and pulled Shen Qiu and Shen Xin back to the room to discuss about the matter of entering the Palace. Shen Miao did not follow as she had learned a lot of things from Luo Xue Yan, but the thing that she did not understand was what was it that Shen Yuan gave to Fu Xiu Yi.

The oil lamp brightly shone into one’s eyes, as Shen Miao sat in front of the table pondering while Jing Zhe and Gu Yu were careful not to disturb. A light drizzle started falling outside the window. This was the first drizzle since the end of the year and it signified that Spring was coming.

The beginning of Spring will be here and everything would recover. It was clearly the beginning of a new how, but how to create a route among the heavy snow that allows the willow trees to provide shade and flowers to show the light?

Shen Miao closed her eyes.

At that night, there was someone walking with Tie Yi.

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72 responses

    • Did you just realize this? All the clues already shows that Xie Jing Xing isn’t a normal Little Marquis Xie likes in Shen Miao’s past experience.

      So it is 100% fakes his death, cause he works with neighbour country to destroy the kingdom. I think Fu Xiu Yi in the past won’t have a happy ending after Shen Miao’s death.

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      • He faking his death is a nice theory

        But him working with the neighbouring kingdom to destroy this kingdom is too farfetched according to what i think

        Simply cuz of two things
        1.it was said his father died right before XJX in the same war against the same kingdom

        2. His brothers were still alive and kicking when this happened
        So, his father faking his own death wouldnt be plausable too as from. The fact that how the story was told the brothers wernt in that bad of a relationship with his pops to the point that he would fool em with his own death

        Maybe XJX is preparing for a rebellion secretly

        In the end these are just theories
        Who knows wtf is actually happening
        Until the stoey reveals it lmao

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      • A possible theory…

        But what I was initially thinking was that XJX is also similar to SM, and that he also recalled memory from the past due to his hatred…

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      • He couldn’t have faked his death in the past life since his corpse was displayed outside the enemy city’s walls and left to rot.
        As for him being different – that can’t be ascertained either since it was mentioned before that she never had direct contact with him before he died. Only that she felt sad he died the way he did.
        But from what it seems maybe he already had plans in that last life that he delayed too much. This time he moved all of his plans forward with Shen Miao’s words ‘don’t tolerate’ at the exam thing.
        Lets see how it all rolls out. SO EXCITING!!!

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    • I agree with daydreamge he obviously faked his death so far we actually don’t know what happened to fu xiu yu back then when shen miao died so XJX probably fought with him and
      Spoiler!!
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      I remembered XJX killed FXY back then and he was sad with the death of SM since they actually met each other.

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  1. Ok. I guess this is the pebble that starts an avalanche. ..

    Also…XJX…you just realised our Jiaojiao’s a little girl??!!???!!!???
    After all the stuff you did?!??? And coming into her room at night??!!!?? And yanking her in that room, alone??!!

    Lol!!!!

    Thank you for the chapter!

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    • It’s about time Shen Miao realises she can’t only rely on her past memories to carry her throught everything, she has already changed a lot of things and now it’s time for brain war and not memory war only

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    • Very true. Till now Shen Miao has been very certain about the incidents that were about to happen and had planned accordingly. All these changes have upset the balance and now it’s the start of the mayhem. It will be even more exciting to see how she deals with these new events.

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  2. Thank you for the chapter, translator-sama…
    I hope..i hope none of what happened in the past happened in this lifetime.. oh i hope Shen Miao can counterattack those b****** royalties’ schemes… It’s better for her to bring her whole family away from this country…huhu…

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  3. Actual interactions from our OTP ! T-T
    XJX mistook her “What a pity feelings” for concerns about his safety, that’s good for us, readers and… Jiao Jiao ? *manly squeals*
    Too bad I don’t think we’ll get more OTP anytime soon if XYX leaves for war 😦

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  4. I think this is the the most important encounter Shen Miao and XJX besides when XJX give spare not kill Shen Miao in last time at emperor brother accident (prince of ‘forget the name’).
    And their gesture a little bit different now, seems their have a little concern for each other. 😄
    Many thanks for the new chapter, 😘😘😘

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  5. Ahhhhh XJX called Empress “Jiao Jiao”!! Idk why but that part was just so cute ☺️

    And it seems things are progressing much faster than what it should be. It’s interesting.

    And who is Tie Yi again??

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  6. XJX: “Hope to see you again, Shen… Jiao Jiao.”

    Me: !@#$%?!!! OH MY HOLY POTATOES!! H-he.. did he just call our empress by her nickname? Impudence! At least you could’ve stayed more! Now look what you’ve done! Argh!!! Im so scared of whats about to happen! Will our Empress still get to go to whatever that place that her family is going? Will she be able to protect her family? Crap, although I trust our Empress, I blame you dear translators and author for keeping us here like sitting ducks. I need more! Moooaaaaarrrrr!!! At least spare the Shen family ah… I don’t want their family to end up like the one in Grabbing Your Hand and Dragging you Away, where a happy family full of happiness suddenly disappeared by the so-called rebellion then boom! Everything ended and revenge starts once again ;-;

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  7. Well… Empress Jiao-jiao… your actions just caused a ripple in the events that should have occurred as it did in the past. Better get out of that time travel paradox trap you’ve created, Empress.

    Whew! This is keeping me at the edge of my seat! Thank you for the chapter!

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  8. In the next Shichens (1 Shichen = 2 hours), Shen Miao kept on thining about this problem.
    thinking about this

    Thanks for the new chapter! Things accelerating before Shen Miao can come up with countermeasures. >_<

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  9. Woww.. actually the conversation in this chapter really heavy and indicated that there will be huge storm.. i dont know why but i think the interaction shen … jiao jiao and XJX have here is the sweetest than the other chapter. I cant stop my self from smile while read this chapter 😍😍😍😍 aniway, thanks for the hardwork 😊😊😊

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  10. Thank you very much for the update!!!

    If you look at it from a certain view (if they were children), XJX would be pulling SM’s hair. The Jiao Jiao moment is wonderful. Too bad he is leaving. I wonder at which point will he decide that he really must get SM?

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  11. thanks for the chapter
    I think we will have a time gap now in our story
    it’s not right time to deal with FXY
    that’s what XJX meant by retreat
    XJX will go to be commander and empress will go to north with her family… at least for 3 years
    to return with badassery…..
    thanks again

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  12. Eiiiii XJX is the one who asked his subordinate to help Shen Yuan when he was gathering info for that bastard Prince la. Now he’s going all “One will gift you with some small toy, for a good omen.” Pui. But I still love you. Also I sqeee-ed when he went “Jiao Jiao” haha. This nasty boy.
    So if he goes away to war, does that mean we won’t see him for a while?

    Can’t wait to read how our Empress KOs those beeches. Hmpf.

    Thanks for the update!!

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  13. Finally the events are heading to the probable climax. We finally get some sparks between the couple. I so wish that this was an actual novel instead of a light one, light novels have such tiny chapters it’s frustrating to read. After reading and following light novels, regular book reading feels like a privilege. I am so thankful for the translations, god bless you.

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  14. I wonder why she can’t simply tell her family about the matter and discuss it together with them?

    Before she had to pretend being naive in order to deal with 2nd and 3rd households, but it is not necessary anymore.

    It would be so frustrating if something bad happens simply because she couldn’t fully trust her parents =.=

    At least Shen Xin should know what can be used against hin, and together they can think of a plan how to counter it.

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  15. Kyaaaaaa what a chapter!!!
    Love love love the conversation between XJX and Shen Miao. 😍😍 they can’t be further apart in their thoughts. But XJX is surely on the path of falling in love. He is so infatuated with SM, smiling unintentional at her concern,teasing her, even calling her Jiao Jiao now (another kyaaaaaaa for that) but hah! he doesn’t realize it yet. 😄😄

    Things are moving so fast. And i don’t know if i should be worried about Shen Family now, or XJX….have to keep guard against FXY too. So much happening. …I’m anxious, but pretty sure our intelligent empress will think of a smart solution to this problem. For now, I’m on cloud nine after reading this chapter!!

    Thanks for the chapter. And wishing you a happy new year in advance!!

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  16. thanks!
    kyaa kyaa those cute moments! and indeed, though she has no romantic feelings(currently, so it appears???), she still pities the (future??) death of xie jingxing. but anyway, ooh, he called her by ‘jiao jiao’ fufufu! it means she means more to him than any other young lady right now!

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  17. Oh no I shouldn’t have read those comments, I never came up with those theory’s 😖 ugh spoilers, it’s got me wanting to read more right now!! I’ll try to forget it soon. But Yeah XYX does seem like a smart cookie. Thank you for the translation and editing!!

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