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Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage: Chapter 151 (Part 1)

Edited by Tnyhy

Chapter 151: Changing the Marriage (Part 1)

“If there is a day where you are also forced into marriage by others, what would you do?”

Shen Miao was slightly startled. She being forced into marriage by others? In the past life she was forced to marry, but she actively forced to marry to Fu Xiu Yi. She was the one forcing the marriage, and had never think about being forced into marriage. At this moment when Xie Jing Xing asked, it made Shen Miao recall about a matter.

With the Shen family returning to the Ding capital once again, leaving aside that Emperor Wen Hui returned the Shen family’s army to Shen Xin, even the Luo family’s army in the faraway Xiao Chun City was no longer that army in dire straits that they could not afford to keep. The First household of the Shen family did not end up the way everyone had expected, gradually declining as they were away from the Ding capital but instead became even stronger. The Shen family was like a big piece of fatty meat and in the Princes’ fight for the heir position, whoever was tied with the Shen family would have a winning leverage.

How to tie them together? In the clans and aristocratic families, being connected by marriage was the correct method.

Shen Qiu’s and Shen Miao’s marriages had become a channel where everyone could climb up. The only difference was that Shen Qiu was a male and could afford to wait for some time whereas Shen Miao was a female. If her marriage was delayed for too long… A female’s age was like flowers that would pass away, and it would be difficult to escape from the censure of others.

If there was such a day, she would become the country’s leverage in the fight of the heir apparent and would be snatched and be forced to marry by others. What could be done?

Xie Jing Xing stared at her with a gaze as sharp as blades.

“There will not be such a day.” Shen Miao said.

“If there is, what would you do?” Xie Jing Xing did not let her go and insisted on asking Shen Miao this question.

Shen Miao pondered about it carefully before speaking, “Then fight. If one is able to fight, then naturally one would think of ways to let him sound out the difficulties and retreat to avoid defeat. If one is unable to fight, then there is no harm to be married over.”

Xie Jing Xing’s eyebrow raised, “No harm?”

“One have to still live right?” Shen Miao said blandly, “After marrying over then think of opportunities to retaliate. In this world there are many matters that one do not have a choice, and I cannot always be a virulent female and die by a long piece of silk with clear determination. Why not save one’s life? There would always be an opportunity to reverse the situation.”

After the bitter experience in the Palace in her previous life, it had made Shen Miao understand that death was the most desperate matter. Once one dies, it meant that every single matter had settle and one would not know who would emerge victorious. She often thought that if in her previous life she did not die like that and continue fighting with Mei Furen in the Palace for a few decades, at the end who would emerge as the victor? Perhaps she would still lose or perhaps she would win and would recover the debt of life for the entire Eldest household of the Shen family, Wan Yu and Fu Ming. Anyhow, life would not go on in vain.

Xie Jing Xing stared at Shen Miao.

She was just like a vibrant plant. The weeds that grew in the bitter cold that even if it was in the worst and harshest of condition, it would never lose hope. Even if its position was not the currently dominant position, it would climb up a little by a little to the position that it wanted. Her goal was clear but was still a mysterious secret.

She was not like an unmarried sixteen year old young female.

Xie Jing Xing smiled lightly, “You are like the Shen family.”

Shen Miao was silent and heard Xie Jing Xing speaking again, “These days I will be out of the city for a trip. Be careful yourself. If there is any problems, go to Feng Xian Pawnshop and look for Ji Yu Shu. Gao Yang is my people, you can trust him.”

Shen Miao was dumbfounded for a moment. Because of her past lifetime’s experience, Shen Miao naturally knew that Gao Yang was Xie Jing Xing’s people, and could be even called Xie Jing Xing’s confidant. However even though she had the knowledge, she did not reveal it. Even on the day when Luo Tan was saved by Gao Yang, it was instructed by Xie Jing Xing and Shen Miao could only pretend to be ignorant of it, as she knew that there was a bottom line on some matters. Even if Xie Jing Xing was not hostile to her today, it did not mean that a person was willing to let others see clearly all of their bottom lines.

But now Xie Jing Xing had taken the initiative to tell her that Gao Yang was his people. This meant that he truly treated Shen Miao as one of his own.

Just only because on the alleged alliance and one could be treated that honestly? On what basis did Xie Jing Xing thought that she would not betray him?

Shen Miao was thinking like that and did not notice that she was noticed by Xie Jing Xing, “HuangFu Hao would perhaps find trouble with you. With regards to matters that you cannot solve at your end, just pass them to Gao Yang.”

Shen Miao felt an inexplicable strange feeling. This appearance… Was just like a husband repeatedly telling the wife of what to pay attention to before departing on a journey. Shen Miao jumped in shock at her own thoughts and was somewhat flustered, “Understood.”

Xie Jing Xing was somewhat puzzled by Shen Miao unexpected fluster, but he did not say anything about it, and again brought up a few more matters for her to pay attention to before leaving.

After Xie Jing Xing left, Shen Miao sat down under the light of the lamp and unfathomably felt that her cheeks were somewhat hot. Every time she spoke with Xie Jing Xing these days, she would always feel that something was not normal. Shen Miao was thinking that she would let Gu Yu bring the calming tea for her tomorrow to drink, so that she would not let her imagination run wild the whole day.

After Xie Jing Xing left the Shen mansion and returned to the residence of Prince Rui, he happened to see that Gao Yang and Ji Yu Shu were present, and Ji Yu Shu was feeding the white tiger at that moment. Xie Jing Xing shot a glance at him and said in annoyance, “Do not feed.”

“Jiao Jiao likes to eat.” Ji Yu Shu said.

Xie Jing Xing’s green vein was throbbing on his forehead, “Do not call her name.”

Ji Yu Shu immediately felt grievance and stood up before quietly retreating to the side.

Gao Yan was accustomed to it. Xie Jing Xing looked like he doted on this white tiger a lot, but only Ji Yu Shu had the guts to tease the tiger all day long. The beautiful and imposing white tiger had been fed into a meat dumpling, and whoever that sees this would feel heartache. He walked to Xie Jing Xing’s side and asked, “Everything is ready?”

“Set off tomorrow.” Xie Jing Xing looked at him, “During this days, pay more attention to the Ding capital.”

Gao Yang stared at him, “You can rest assure. I will definitely help you to ‘pay attention’ to Fifth Shen Young Lady.”

“Do not need to pay too much attention.” Xie Jing Xing said blandly.

Gao Yang almost vomited blood as Xie Jing Xing was really just too moody. Take yesterday for example, Pei Lang wrote a letter to Shen Miao and the gist of it was to be vigilant against HuangFu Hao and Fu Xiu Yi and at the end reminded Shen Miao to keep away from Xie Jing Xing. Xie Jing Xing got Gao Yan to make a copy of the letter. Gao Yang was a master in painting and calligraphy but it was his first time to copy and produce a ‘fake letter’. The most exasperating thing was that Xie Jing Xing erased the last sentence and instead had Gao Yan to add some unwarranted words, indicating if there was trouble, one could look for Prince Rui for help. Even though he long knew that the person he assisted was a black hearted master, but this time Gao Yang had a new level of understanding of Xie Jing Xing’s shamelessness.

“I understand.” Gao Yang waved his fan, “That is to say that when she cause trouble, I will bring up the rear and when she kill others, I will deliver the blade right?”

“Not that troublesome.” Xie Jing Xing hooked his lips up, “She is very busy for the time being due to the Shen family marriage and will not manage to kill others.

*****

Ever since that night, Xie Jing Xing indeed did not appear again. Shen Miao knew that it was not possible for Prince Rui of the Great Liang to stay in the Ding capital and idle one’s time away. If one were to say that HuangFu Hao stayed till now was because, one, to investigate the cause of Princess Ming An’s death and two, to form an alliance with the Ming Qi, then Xie Jing Xing’s stay was rather meaningless. He definitely have other plans and strategies.

The days passed quickly and soon it was the day of Shen Yue’s marriage.

The eighth day of the twelve lunar month was an ecliptic good day as the time was right, geographical and social conditions were favourable. The Eldest Gentleman of the family of Minister of Land would be marrying a wife and it was a Di daughter of the Shen family, the Second Young Lady, Shen Yue.

It was an exceptional union that was extremely revered.

Even though two years ago the Eldest household of the Shen family was separated and with the matter of Shen Yuan and Shen Gui, the Shen family was no longer like before. But the Minister of Land made numerous friends and in addition, Shen Yue long had the reputation of a female talent in all of the Ding capital, so this marriage was considered bustling. Shen Yue was after all an honourable Di daughter, Shen Wan also quite cherish one’s reputation and Wang Bi had profound knowledge, so from the outside, others would say that they were a perfect match of a talented man and beautiful woman.

In the Shen residence, Shen Yue was already dressed up but chased everyone out, leaving only Shen Dong Ling with her.

If one were to look carefully, one would be able to see that Shen Dong Ling was also carefully dressed up. Shen Dong Ling was also a beautiful female, but it was just that on normal days she was often covered up but now with a bride’s makeup, she had became increasingly beautiful. It was just that currently Shen Yue had no mood to appreciate it or be jealous of it. When she saw Shen Dong Ling come she said, “Quickly. Quickly change clothes with me!”

Before that, the matron of honour and Chen Rou Qiu had left. Ever since those days, Shen Yue on surface seemed to have caved to Chen Rou Qiu’s pressure regarding to this marriage. But in secret she was planning with Shen Dong Ling to exchange the marriage. The more she came in contact with Shen Dong Ling, Shen Yue felt that it was easy to swindle Shen Dong Ling, she was even more stupid than the previous Shen Miao.

As Shen Dong Ling was rushing to change clothes, she said softly, “Second Older Sister, I am very scared.”

“Do not be afraid.” Shen Yue was afraid that Shen Dong Ling would go back on her words at this crucial moment and appeased her, “Do not worry, I will explain it to Father and Mother that everything was caused by me alone and you will not be implicated. Once this day has passed, you will be the Young Mistress of the family of the Minister of Land. No one will dare to underestimate you.”

Shen Yue used the status to entice Shen Dong Ling and as expected Shen Dong Ling’s scared expression started to fade away and her face started to blush but Shen Yue started to fill despise for her. If she had other choices, she would not be willing to let Shen Dong Ling gain an unwarranted advantage. It was just that currently this was the last resort, thus she treated giving Shen Dong Ling a Furen identity as giving alms.

Just as they were dressed, they then heard people’s movement outside. Shen Yue quickly hid behind the dividing screen in the room, and Shen Dong Ling rushed to cover her head with the veil.

Shen Yue’s maids came in from outside and seeing that there was no other sisters in the Shen family, they then supported her out. Shen Dong Ling had taken the excuse to help out in the kitchens and long disappeared, thus no one took it to mind.

Chen Rou Qiu initially wanted to say some words to Shen Yue before she got up the sedan but upon seeing the maids supporting and heading towards the sedan, they did not even turned their head over to Chen Rou Qiu’s side. When Chen Rou Qiu saw this, she was rather upset in her heart, as she thought that Shen Yue was still blaming her about the marriage matters, but nothing could be done. Under the eyes of the public, one feared about any twist of thorns thus she followed the instructions of the matron of honour to complete the process.

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60 responses

  1. Uwuuuuuu U got that right SM lmao XJX is treating u like a wife!
    Speaking of wives….ugh SY! Just go away ur spoiling my mood I don’t care enough to read about ur terrible schemes!

    Also, FIRST 🎊🎉 😛

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  2. Hahaha I think XJX wants the pleasure of burying bodies for SM himself lmao. *sigh* I do love how much he dotes on her and how his friends tease him so. Hehe black hearted, black bellied – my fave!

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  3. OMG….its so sweet..hubby worried a lot that wifey will get trouble when he left….
    But he still jealous if his subordinates will get to close to wifey…

    Xjx..how can you be that cute lately 😘😘😘

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  4. Thank you so much for the chapter. Happy to see our Empress started to have awareness of her feeling even it was just a tiny spark. Look forward to see who will survive from the calamity of bridal replacement.

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  5. Oh no! If Empress Jiao Jiao marries over to XJX’s side, is she going to be spoiled into a little round ball like the other little Jiao Jiao?!!

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  6. Hahaha XJX you self proclaimed hubby…
    We all know u are unwilling to part with ur waifu even for a day.
    ….and I have an inkling Gao Yang’s gonna mess up somehow in hubby’s absence. I am alreday boiling my cauldron of wrath for you…. 👿

    Thanks for the chapter zaza and tnyhy. 💖

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    • XJX shamelessness reaches the heavens haha even Princess Rong Xin acknowledged that he knows no shame.

      I hope Shen Miao will miss XJX and then he’d tease her about it haha

      I think that Gao Yang wasn’t very much in favor of XJX loving SM. Not that he thinks she is unsuitable but I guess because the marriage might stir up more troubles than if XJX would just chose someone from Great Liang.

      Personally though, I think having SM is worth all the trouble. Because apart from being beautiful, she can keep secrets, is calm, level-headed, intelligent, resilient, and can defend herself in her own way. So, she can keep up and clean up troubles that would arise from being part of the royal family. XJX is choosing someone who is his equal after all. Any beauty just won’t do!

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      • Indeed, indeed! Yet I still can’t help but think of the past life, was there even anyone worthy of our prince to marry? We all knew how ‘flawed’ our empress jiao jiao before. Ahh, such fate that brought them together! 😍😍

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      • Yeah. GY is not too much in favor of SM because he thinks she distracts XJX from whatever secret ops he is conducting.

        And yeah SM and XJX are perfectly suited for each other.
        Good looks ✔️
        Top notch Scheming ✔️
        Unpredictable ✔️
        Intelligence ✔️
        Stubborn ✔️
        Intriguing ✔️
        Plus many more traits.

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  7. SY is so going to regret this *sign* on another note XJX is being so jelly lol. “Protect her but don’t get too close to her, got it” and glares. Thanks for the chappy.

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  8. W-what’s this?! The author doesn’t describe in several paragraphs how super duper uber hot SM’s ML is?!?! Now it’s more focused on her falling deeper for him?!?! Fufufufufu~

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  9. 😍😍😍 she’s in loveee and that wedding is actually giving me anxiety. Like whyyyy can’t you guys please just not cause trouble and let us have some SM and XJX time.

    Thanks for the chapter ☺️❤️

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  10. I still find it hilarious that people of those times were so stubborn that “swapping the bride” somehow works. You should marry the person you had the agreement and engagement with, not whoever ends up riding the sedan. Really don’t understand the thought process they have.

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    • Ikr, All they care about is ‘face’. They need to learn the ways of idgaf. 😝 Wait! Don’t they have these beliefs of how unlucky it is for a sedan returning on their way home on the day of marriage? Maybe it applies on the bride too! 😂

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  11. SY is sure to get into trouble ever since the day she couldn’t let go of her dream of marrying FXY.

    Buy I hope SY would live long enough to at least know about SM’s inevitable marriage with XJX. We all know it’s going to happen hahaha but I hope she would live until that time so she will even be more miserable as she pines in envy. XJX is a million times better than FXY after all Bwahahaha in looks, power, and attitude.

    I can’t believe that THE XJX can be so cute trying to court our empress and getting close to her. Normal wooing methods don’t work on our empress. He had to kill a princess of a country and save her from being defiled before she would even begin to ‘see’ him hahahaha

    THANK YOU FOR THE CHAPTER!

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  12. Can’t complain about the slow burn romance between SM and XJX (pretty much reminds me of the romance in Chaos of Beauty).

    But you know, that’s the lovely thing about the development between SM and XJX. When they do get together, you can finally say that all those waiting for a hundred chapters to unfold were worth it!

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  13. I suddenly recalled how XJX sounds SM out for treating him like a hubby or male concubine but now he is the one that willingly and unknowingly acts like a hubby lol
    Thank you for the chapter~

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  14. I love the way XJX moody tell his worker to guard Shen Miao 😃😄😅 these “husband” always bring a gallin of vinegar everywhere. Lucky he has Gao Yang that understand him very much lol

    Thank you for the chapters 😍😍😍😘😘😘😘

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  15. So XJX will be gone for a few days? Who thinks that he is secretly hoping to be welcomed back with more snacks once he returns? 🙂

    So the marriage swap will be happening soon. So when do you think they will realize it? Once the ceremony starts or when they are alone in the bridal chamber? In the last case it will probbaly be too late for any changes. But the 3rd household will still lose face (not to mention there is also another calamity approaching the 3rd household since Shen Wan seems to be leaning more and more toward Chang Zai Quing)

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  16. Thank you for the chapter.

    OMG!! XJX already thinks himself as her husband. Really shameless! XDD
    I want to know more about romance between XJX and SM but for know i really want to know how the 3rd family lost their face because of swapping bride.

    really SY i dont know what word suit you for your idiotic self and how smart and cunning SDL.

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  17. Thank you for the chapter!
    Ho ho ho!!! Feeling of rightness between themselves, eh, SM?
    Listening carefully to hubby’s instructions, ah?
    And XJX, leaving all sorts of things and personnel to look after your precious Jiaojiao, eh?

    Lol!!!

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  18. Uh-oh
    I’m getting bad vibes from this.

    Not sure if someone has mentioned this (sorry, barely got time to read the chapters x.x) but I’m starting to think XJX is sorta reading into the next chess moves of this political game.

    I’m starting to think that HuangFu Hao is the one who’ll press for a marriage with SM (or to take her as a concubine or something).
    He’ll probably claim some political reasons, like uniting the countries, and maybe the emperor will see this as a way to keep any of the princes into biting the Shen family power.. Tho for this he’d probably get their help against the Great Liang or something (since giving off one of the country’s power daughter won’t be for nothing).

    But in reality, this would be a move against both SM (who’d be “technically” at his mercy) and XJX. Who might be interested (and allied) with her.
    Perhaps even forcing him to move.

    And that’s why he’s worried about this from now. He’s probably already seeing if SM would fight. Because if she doesn’t and push comes to shove he’ll still make his move, but it’d be bad for him.

    (And thanks for the chapter!! Wow, you guys on a roll. Ty a lot, and good job!)

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    • Assuming HuangFu Hao will force SM into a marriage, what do you think XJX would do next?

      Cockblock it of course! There’s no way he’ll let it get to the point where they’re actually married. Now, who is the only eligible bachelor with more status than the Qin prince right now?

      Kekeke, it’s Prince Rui! I’m crossing fingers that he’s going to meet the Great Liang’s Emperor in order to get permission to marry SM. What a riot that would be.

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      • Fufufu…Prince Rui doesn’t need anyone’s permission to marry shen miao 😋 Knowing him he will just buldozed his way without even getting permission from his blood brother. He’s only worried about having an imperial decree for shen miao to marry a prince while he’s still away i think 😃

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  19. On another note..
    XJX is such a good hubby.
    He’s the one going on a journey and yet he’s like “here, have this cleric, and this idiot for all he’s worth *shoves his party/ppl onto SM’s hands* you may need it.”

    And all the while SM is probably looking at Ji Shu Yu and thinking “you could have given me your army. Or your ninjas. … Oh, well, I’m keeping the cleric though.”

    Ji Shu Yu: “Hey. :/
    Gao Yang: ” … “

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  20. I want to see what Shen Yue will say when it is found out that she didn’t marry into the family. I am sure the other side to save face will not say they have the wrong bride. But where does that leave Shen Yue?

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  21. who here thinks it would be awesome if SM went up to the bride and whispered in her ear congrats SDL and then went to find SY to also congratulate her on her marriage, to watch SY panic and then sit back to watch the show

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  22. I hope SY goes to FXY’s residence just like SM did in her previous life, it’d be good to see her dig her own grave ;))
    Aww really can’t wait until SM realises her love for XJX ❤

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