Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage: Chapter 157 (Part 2)

Edited by Angel

Chapter 157: Internal Strife (Part 2)

The lawsuit between the Shen and Chen families was really very long and drawn out. Many people had thought that the lawsuit was settled but upon asking, it was still not over. After two entire months, the case finally came to an end. Chen Rou Qiu indeed had no son and in addition, Old Shen Furen mentioned that Chen Rou Qiu did not respect her, thus at the end Shen Wan gave Chen Rou Qiu a divorce letter.

This pair was praised by everyone as a perfect pair, an immortal marriage but it turned out as such a farce. The most important thing for Shen Wan was that after divorcing Chen Rou Qiu, he swiftly brought Chang Zai Qing in as a GuiQie (aka Valued Concubine).

However in spite of that, it was a lawsuit with a lose-lose situation for both side. Shen Wan’s career was obstructed because of this, and a lot of money was spent. Yet the Chen family was worst off in comparison.

The Chen family had somewhat of a reputation but because they were a scholarly family, they were not well-off in terms of money. The Chen Master originally fought this lawsuit because he did not want others to look down on the Chen family, but he had not expected that the lawsuit would drag that long. After fighting the lawsuit for two months, it was not too far off if one were to mention that the Chen family was becoming bankrupt.

Because of this matter, the Chen Master was greatly affected and blamed everything on Chen Rou Qiu. Chen Rou Qiu’s mother also had some complaints. Chen Rou Qiu’s heart was hurt by Shen Wan, and she was very upset that Shen Wan disregarded the many years of relationship, and angry that Chang Zai Qing was two faced, but she was most upset that there was no news of Shen Yue till now. Now with her parents turning their backs on her, she felt as if all her hopes turned to dust, and that she had reached the end of the road.

And what she did not know was that her daughter, who had not been found, was currently in the residence of the Qin Prince, on Yan Qing Lane.

In the residence of the Qin Prince, Shen Yue was dressing up in front of the mirror.

The clothes that she wore were of the highest grade. Even though the Shen family was a wealthy official family, it was still incomparable with the fabric that the Imperial Palace of the Qin country used, which was extremely luxurious. She looked like an entirely different person when she wore it. Shen Yue followed Chen Rou Qiu’s instructions and would dress in a refined way without having gold or silver on her, but currently her appearance looked much more luxurious.

Naturally it was so since Shen Yue had become HuangFu Hao’s concubine.

The maid beside was carefully passing a cup of hot tea to Shen Yue, but there was impatience in Shen Yue’s expression.

She had a face that looked like flowers fluttering against the moon, and under Chen Rou Qiu’s daily training, it was considered as gentle and could speak comforting words, but she could still see that HuangFu Hao still had some interest in Shen Miao and would pick topics about her. One day HuangFu Hao asked her frivolously if she was willing to become his concubine, and Shen Yue thought about it the entire night before agreeing to it on the next day.

She had no route of retreat at all.

The news was spreading all around in a buzz, and the Shen and Chen families’ lawsuit had almost became a joke. Chang Zai Qin was currently pregnant and if she gave birth to a son then she feared that she, being a daughter, would be thrown at the back of the Shen family’s mind. Even if it was not a son, because Chen Rou Qiu had caused Shen Wan to be pointed at, Shen Wan and Old Shen Furen would also hate her. Shen Dong Ling had occupied her name and these days there were rumours that the Wang family’s Wang Bi doted on and favoured ‘Shen Yue’ a lot and the more it was said as such, the more regret that filled Shen Yue’s heart.

No matter if she really liked Wang Bi or not, as long as she thought of Shen Dong Ling’s comfortable life that should have belonged to her, the more Shen Yue became even more resentful.

She hated Shen Wan’s ruthlessness and also hated that Chen Rou Qiu was disappointing. At this moment she also understood that with her current self, it was not possible to approach Fu Xiu Yi and if she were to return to the Shen family, Shen Wan might arrange a crappy marriage for her due to the anger he had for Chen Rou Qiu.

Shen Yue also had the unique characteristics of the Shen family of being cold towards relationship. Shen Wan and her had been Father and daughter for so many years and it was happy and loving but now, Shen Yue looked at Shen Wan with more vigilance than when looking at a stranger.

Shen Yue thought that instead of being married to some unknown family, It would be better to be HuangFu Hao’s concubine. HuangFu Hao was handsome and young, the most of all was that he was the Qin country’s Crown Prince. If in the future she was able to have HuangFu Hao’s favour, perhaps she would be able to rise up the ranks. The most important part was that currently she was able to borrow HuangFu Hao’s help, and she could protect herself as well as Chen Rou Qiu.

Thus Shen Yue became HuangFu Hao’s concubine.

In all fairness, HuangFu Hao treated Shen Yue rather well, and there was also a reason to deliberately win Shen Yue’s favour. However currently in Ming Qi, among the concubines that HuangFu Hao brought along, Shen Yue was the most favoured one. Perhaps HuangFu Hao enjoyed the taste of having a Di daughter of an official being his concubine, and was currently coveting this freshness.

Shen Yue asked the maid beside her, “The letter for the Chen family has been sent already?”

The servant said, “It is on route and most probably has already reached.”

Shen Yue drank a sip of tea in response.


Chen Rou Qiu received a letter.

One did not know who was it that sent the letter into her room. Currently the Master and Furen did not want to see Chen Rou Qiu as it was her who greatly undermined the Chen family. The public fund had been reduced by a lot, thus her Older Brothers and SaoSao see her like a spirit that stirs up trouble in the family. Chen Rou Qiu was not living well and would simply stay in her room and not go out.

She looked around and did not see anyone, thus she opened it up curiously and a letter fell out. When she open it up, she was shocked after a look.

Chen Rou Qiu could not be clearer of the words on the front of the letter, as it was Shen Yue’s handwriting. Shen Yue’s soft handwriting was learnt from the only book written from the calligraphy master Wang Furen, and this was searched by Chen Rou Qiu specifically for her. As Shen Yue’s strength was weak, she could only learn seventh to eighth tens of Wang Furen’s calligraphy, thus Chen Rou Qiu was able to recognise Shen Yue’s handwriting with one look.

She very quickly looked around and saw that there was no one else in the room, before she felt assured enough to open it up. It had indicated for her to go to a rather isolated inn to meet up, but there was no signature at the bottom. However Chen Rou Qiu understood in her heart that it was definitely Shen Yue who wanted to secretly meet up with her.

The stone in Chen Rou Qiu’s heart was finally put down. For Shen Yue to write to her and seeing that steady handwriting, she should be safe now. The worries that she previously had were all swept away, and Chen Rou Qiu gradually calmed down.

These days each event came continuously that it made her feel shocked and unable to normalise; the worst of it was that she felt that life was hopeless. However Shen Yue’s letter seemed to have lit up her hope as she still had a daughter. Chen Rou QIu’s heart was suddenly full of fighting spirit. At least she was not alone. How could Chang Zai Qing, that kind of woman, be able to enter and steal her belongings? Chang Zai Qing still wanted to give birth to Shen Wan’s son? She wanted to see if she had that ability.

Having a pillar in her heart, Chen Rou Qiu gradually calmed down. Later in the day, the servants by Chen Rou Qiu’s side also discovered that Chen Rou Qiu’s mood was had changed a lot and seemed to be that gentle and graceful Third Shen Furen. Even when a servant bumped into her, Chen Rou Qiu would only just smile.

If a more observant and smart person saw it, one would discover that the fighting spirit in her eyes had rekindled and burned brightly.

On the morning the next day, Chen Rou Qiu went out.

No one in the Chen family stopped her. Chen Furen was somewhat worried but after being glared by the Chen Master, she then did not speak. Chen Rou Qiu’s Older Brothers and SaoSaos were even more dismissive. If it was in the past, Chen Rou Qiu would have quarreled with the few SaoSaos no matter what, but she did not have the mood to do so today. She wore an inconspicuous brown dress which had a style that was a few years old; one that Chen Furen had worn before. She had not brought any money when she left the Shen residence as she was acting rashly. She only took some jewelry and only brought a few pieces of clothes. Afterwards she was so busy with the lawsuit that she did not have time to purchase, and now the Chen family was unable to afford it.

Chen Rou Qiu could only press down the humiliation in her heart of wearing unsuitable and outdated clothes. She brought along a bamboo hat to wear so that others would not be able to see her; but even if they were to see her, one feared that they would not be able to link this shabby dressed woman with the talented female that was previously applauded by the entire Ding capital.

In order to save money, Chen Rou Qiu only hired an old horse carriage. When the horse carriage reached the Eastern city, Chen Rou Qiu paid for it before heading to the inn as indicated in the letter.

Upon entering the inn, Chen Rou Qiu sized the surrounding up and did not see Shen Yue’s presence at all. Just when her heart was doubtful, a waiter walked towards her and took a glance before asking, “Is Furen looking for a Young Lady?”

Chen Rou Qiu was startled before nodding her head. With her and Shen Wan’s lawsuit, everyone in Ding capital was aware of it and she felt a little conscious and feared to be recognised and pointed out, and even more afraid that Shen Yue would be pointed out. That waiter then said, “May Furen come with me.”

The waiter brought Chen Rou Qiu to a room up the stairs of the inn and stopped right in front of the doors before speaking with a smile, “The person Furen is waiting for is inside.” Then he left.

Chen Rou Qiu pushed the door open to enter and saw that there was a young female sitting in front of the table in the room. Chen Rou Qiu could recognise that back no matter what. If it was not Shen Yue, who else could it be?

Chen Rou Qiu closed the door before crying out, “Yue-er!”

Shen Yue turned her head and could not help but was startled when she saw Chen Rou Qiu’s appearance. It was only when Chen Rou Qiu came forward and held her hands that Shen Yue saw Chen Rou Qiu’s face and shouted, “Mother!” But then she frowned, “How did you become like this?”

If she did not see herself, Shen Yue would not believe that this simply dressed female was her noble and gentle mother.

When Chen Rou Qiu heard it, a flash of resentment appeared on her face as she said with gritted teeth, “If it were not that slut, Chang Zai Qing, and your heartless Father, how would I be like this!” After finishing, she that looked at Shen Yue eagerly, “Yue-er, where have you been these days? Do you know Mother’s heart is so worried about you? Are you alright? Did something happen?”

Chen Rou Qiu only had Shen Yue, as a daughter and would dote and love her on normal days so this concern for her was not fake. When Shen Yue heard it, her heart felt sour but there was still a smile on her face, “Mother, does not need to be scared. I am currently living well. I have found a backer that is even richer than the Wang family. With this backer, the Shen family will not dare to bully us in the future.”

Chen Rou Qiu asked in doubt, “Who are you talking about?”

Shen Yue hesitated a bit before saying, “His Highness the Crown Prince of Qin country.”

Chen Rou Qiu cried out in surprise but heard Shen Yue quickly explaining, “His Highness the Crown Prince treated me very well. Initially when I left the Shen residence, one had encountered some gangsters and it was His Highness the Crown Prince that saved me. Afterwards one wanted to send me back but due to the matters of the Shen residence, I stayed in the residence of the Crown Prince. His Highness the Crown Prince is a good person. Mother, do not think that it is not good. It is really better for me to follow His Highness the Crown Prince than those impudent people of the Wang family. One cannot just let me be on equal status as Shen Dong Ling right? If I return to the Shen residence, Grandmother and Father would be even more unhappy with me, who knows how they would arrange my marriage? Mother, just go along with me once alright?”

Chen Rou Qiu’s initial instinct was that it was not good but her expression became slightly better upon hearing that HuangFu Hao saved Shen Yue. However as the other person was not from Ming Qi and even though Chen Rou Qiu did not understand the matters of court, she was influenced but what she seen and heard from Shen Wan after so many years, thus she was still vigilant.

“He is after all from Qin country and moreover a Crown Prince…”

Seeing that Chen Rou Qiu was still disagreeable, Shen Yue’s heart hardened a little and she told a lie, “His Highness the Crown Prince said that in the future, upon returning to Qin country, he would bestow a new identity for me and let me be his CeFei (aka Secondary Consort).”

“These words are genuine?” Chen Rou Qiu was in a daze. If Shen Yue left Ming Qi and upon arriving Qin country, became the CeFei then in the future there would be endless glory and splendor. After experiencing the matter with Shen Wan, Chen Rou Qiu’s thoughts were different from before. What was the use of sentiments? Sentiments were just illusions, when flowers were lovely and the moon was round, naturally relationships were close but in a blink of an eye, one could be treated coldly. And those stink of money that the books said were the things that one could truly relied on. Without money, even the Chen family could mock and ridicule. If a Crown Prince’s CeFei came from their family… Chen Rou Qiu’s heart started to slowly warmed up.

“Absolutely true.” Shen Yue said.

Chen Rou Qiu hesitated for a moment before speaking, “The matter can be discussed later, there is still one matter at the moment.”

Shen Yue asked, “What matter?”

“That slut Chang Zai Qing had schemed behind my back, behaved one way in front of me and another behind my back and I fell for it. Now I have become a scurrying mouse but the person I hate the most is not Chang Zai Qing but your Father. If one had your Father’s protection, how would I become like this? He did not even take into consideration the husband and wife relationship of over ten years. I am not willing to let him live with a clear conscience! I hate it!”

63 responses

      • Go ahead.

        Wax poetic to the beauty of Loki. God of mischief and lies he may be… but those piercing green eyes that looks deep into one’s soul and offer their own in the process, those thin, inviting lips that always has a thousand ways to show emotions or none at all and makes one think of either kissing it or smacking it, that lithe, swimmer’s body that never fails to make one shiver in anticipation of… something, those dimples that adds a hint of boyish charm but a hell of a lot devilish seductiveness in them, that gait that is part swagger, part gentlemanly but all raw sexuality, and that personality that makes one want to either punch him or kiss him… 🤤🤤🤤

        Dangflabbit… somebody stop me. 😑😂🤣

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      • Let me give a twirl…

        With his bright and penetrating phoenix eyes that pierced through one’s soul, a dimple suddenly appears from the curves of his luscious lips. This charming yet chilling smile captures the attention of anyone who chances upon it…causing hearts to flutter and minds to wander. Sigh…to be lost in his presence whether to live or perish, there are no regrets 💜 ❤️!

        Whew! That was hard. I can’t believe the author can write so many descriptive passages of XJX. That takes a lot of talent (or ridiculousness per se translator) 🤣 Thanks for the chapter!!

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      • Wait, I want to try too:

        With eyes a deep green, just like a swamp filled with dangerous beasts.
        His hair as dark as the night lays upon his beautifully sculpted shoulders and is pushed back off his clear forehead. His thin lips and perfect teeth look inviting.
        He gives a cold smile and cute dimples appear giving him the air of mischief.
        But his most beautyfull feature are his thin nicley shaped eyebrows. LOL

        Well sadly English isn’t my first language so sorry for any mistakes.

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  1. He has what he deserves, so blind he does not even consider that everything is the product of his bad actions towards others 😧 luckily SM knows how to deal with them … I am enjoying his suffering but I want to see the movement of SM and JXJ, against prince I do not even remember what it’s called 😆
    Thanks for the chapter! 💕💕💕

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  2. “These words are genuine?” Chen Rou Qiu was in a daze.

    hmmm, indeed.. which of the crown prince’s words are even true? I bet not even 1%.
    I remember when SM went to the other country, the royal family there are the worst. HuangFu Hao and his sister are the living proof.

    Besides Shen Yue can’t even deal with SDL, how can she even hope to survive in HFH’s harem.

    thank you so much for the chapter -(๑☆‿ ☆#)ᕗ fu~

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  3. Actually i dont really like bout all the drama in shen and chen mansion~~ but i do looking forward for the relationship of Prince Rui and Shen Miao one milion step further 😤😤😤 when they will marriage?? Kyaaa

    Thanks for your hardwork 😊😊😊

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  4. I thought I gonna read a little about Our Stalker Prince.. if it’s like this, there’s will be repercussions of beauty of Prince Rui when he came back… 😁😁 oh what I want to know now actually: is Prince Rui already read the letter from Pei Lang??

    Thanks for the chapter

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  5. Does HFH really have a thing for SM?
    Or did he just take SY in as an informant to get info for revenge and is planning something?

    CRQ and SW are truly pampered women of the back court. They have no idea how the world works. HFH might even use the fact that SY is his concubine to blackmail SW to do stuff.

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  6. Oh yes the crown prince is a real gentleman…until he gets drunk. Shen Miao could tell Shen Yue how he truly is but why bother? Let her dream crash around her. That is way more entertaining for such a scheming and idiotic girl. But Chen Rou Qui wants to deal with her former husband? I think Shen Miao has the perfect weapon for you 🙂 That would be perfect: she uses Chang Zai Quin’s past and let’s Chen Rou Qui deal the blow while Shen Miao sits in the background and smiling evily. Maybe XJX will join her eating snacks 🙂

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  7. Aah sweet revenge… SM loves to plant the seeds and then let them destroy each other (while eating popcorn). First was Second Furen giving sth to Second Master to make him infertile and later killing herself, and now is Third Master divorcing Third Furen and let’s see how she will deal with him. Of course that CZQ deserves the worst ending but we will leave that to SM

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  8. Shen Yue has chicken brain and loser mentality. She is blaming everyone else but herself for her own tragic life. Her concubine carrier is just beginning, I wish her “luck” to level up 🤪

    Thank you for new update Zaza and happy weekend 😍😍😍😍😍

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  9. The stupid is leading the blind down a path of destruction. Hmm can they just continue with their delusion and jump over the cliff or something just to save us from this two pair of idiots

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  10. oh! I finally caught up!
    after reading chapter 148 here,I wasn’t able to stay still and wait for next update, I journeyed to reading the raw novel using google-sama’s translation 😀 it was a fierce battle, I became anemic due to vomiting blood and nosebleeds every read. but I sooo muuuucccccchhh love this novel, so I persevered till the end. And it was all worth it…
    I was going to wait ’till the eng translation is completed then continue reading, but this one is just unable to wait, and wants to journey with fellow followers of the…
    “purple clad youth with peach blossom eyes whose beauty and brilliance can’t be hidden…” and
    “fifth young lady with an aura of an empress”.

    Thank you so much Translator-dono for the hardworks. 😀 banzai!

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  11. I can’t wait until Shen Miao drop the bomb about Cang Zai Qing’s past! Total ruin and an extra sweet revenge. Mwahaha *evil laugh*

    Thank you for this chapter!

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  12. Thanks for the update – we appreciate your work. However, for the Author/Authoress, Shen Miao needs to set more giant boulders of information rolling down the hill into the other branches of the Shen family SOON! All these useless feelings – we KNOW Shen Yue feels put upon, we KNOW her mom is a shallow wench, we KNOW the Crown Prince is a scheming bastard. Now, lets see the action!

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  13. I can’t wait for SM to bring back CZ husband and son. They will tie Shen Wan up in a disgraceful lawsuit and he won’t have time to plot against SM to try to marry her to the first prince

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  14. Thank you for the chapter~ but still………
    haist……….. where’s my dosage of Xie-Jao ship? and Gao-Tang ship?

    I need this dosages before my sanity left me.

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  15. “be his secondary wife”?? r u really that foolish Shen Yue do u really think that prince or whatsoever will keep the promise?? don;t be too delusional it’s bad u know anyway i just wanna see how your end will be ……………..

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  16. Thanks!!
    Yo, comencé esta novela en español pero no hubo más avances lamentablemente y de pronto lo encuentro en inglés y uso glooglesama para poder leerlo traducido y Yo he de decir, que es casi perfecto, pero eso es gracias también a que usted traductor-sama hace un buen trabajo en inglés.
    En cuanto a SY, pobre alma en desgracia… veo que vivirá un infierno, en cuanto a los esposos de la tercera familia… me sentaré como SM a ver el acto comiendo cotufas (palomitas de maíz), mientras espero a ver que planea SW para ensuciar la reputación de nuestra emperatriz… y ver que sus planes no prosperaron ya que el control de la información lo tiene nuestro gran príncipe Rui y él no dejará que dañen a su dama.


  17. Thank you for the chapters CRQ is a good mother. She care for SY. I love these novel because the character ĺook real.

    Thank you for your hardwork.hugs. i love you!! 😍😍😍😘😘😘🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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  18. Poor, Chen Yue. She did not know an empty promise by an evil prince. She put herself deeper into the trap, by the time she realize it she in the deepest pit of darkness. Just the saying “A point of no return”, that’s where Chen Yue got herself into.

    Thank you for the chapter!

    I always look forward every week of your updates. My deepest heart, thanking you of your hard work.

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  19. I love how none of the blame each other and there daughter shen yu after all it’s there fault. The daughter also make it worst


  20. Dissapointing why is she still alive and now has that twats protection, this won’t become something boring where she heads to that country and maio goes with Xing to his country and both countries fight, there has to be more to the story than that, since this is where did feels like its headed


  21. Esa Shen Yue realmente ingenua, no se como fue que Shen Miao realmente le había creído una vez su acto. El príncipe heredero del país de Qin sólo está jugando con ella y si realmente se va con el al país de Qin solo le espera la muerte porque dudo que pueda atrapar más interés de él y según las experiencias de Shen Miao, una vez que llegue al país de Qin será tratada peor que un animal. Incluso muchas de las que van por matrimonios por la paz nunca terminan bien y mucho menos una simple concubina


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