Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage: Chapter 174 (Part 1)

Chapter 174: Feelings Moved (Part 1)

The wind at night was really extremely cold. Xie Jing Xing only brought Shen Miao out of the Princess residence as the horse carriage from the Shen family was waiting outside. Shen Miao wanted to speak but Xie Jing Xing’s figure disappeared from her side. It was Mo Qing and Ah Zhi who was somewhat surprise when she suddenly appeared at the residence’s doors. Ah Zhi asked, “Why did Young Lady come out alone? How about the rest?”

Just as he spoke, Jing Zhe and Gu Yu ran over panting and only gave a sigh of relief when they saw Shen Miao. Jing Zhe said, “These servants were waiting outside but Yang GuGu said that you had come out and this servant thought that she was lying. It was only when one see that there was no one in the room then one came over to take a look. One did not think that Young Lady really came out.” She then looked around and said in confusion, “However it was only a room and these servants were standing guard outside. Why did one did not see Young Lady coming out? Could it be that there are some secret passage in the Princess residence?”

Gu Yu lightly coughed to remind her not to talk nonsense. This was after all outside the Princess residence and even if there were secrets in the Princess residence, it would be the Princess residence’s secret so how could it be said so unscrupulously by them?

Jing Zhe stuck her tongue out and looked at Shen Miao. Shen Miao’s brows were tightly knitted and her expression was very solemn. Jing Zhe saw it and said softly, “Just now when one went in, Her Highness the Princess’s expression was not very good. Young Lady, did you quarrel with the Her Highness the Princess?”

Shen Miao shook her head and thought about everything that happened today, unknowingly her head got bigger. She climbed up the horse carriage, “Return back first.” If there is any matter then one would continue thinking about it upon returning to the Shen mansion. What had happened today was totally out of her expectations.

Just when the carriage was about to depart, Shen Miao could not help but to lift up the curtains and look back. The dark night had covered everything as there was not even a trace of moonlight, thus nothing could be seen.

She sighed softly.

However at a corner near the Princess residence, the purple clad youth silently watched as the horse carriage left.

Gao Yang no longer moved his folding fan and instead kept it at his waist. He looked at that handsome youth in front and his expression became a little complicated. He asked, “Is it worth it?”

“There will always be such a day.” Xie Jing Xing said indifferently.

“Isn’t it a pity?”

Xie Jing Xing’s lips slightly raised as his masked covered his appearance and expression. Like usual, it made others feel the slight sarcasm and some disdain.

He said, “It is only the end of fate.”

Gao Yang no longer spoke and only shook his head after a moment and patted Xie Jing Xing’s shoulder.

A few servants came out from the Princess residence and were carrying some things in a basket. They poured its content onto the floor before throwing the basket on the ground.

One of the servants felt it was a pity, “This thing cost a lot of money and if one sell it to the medical hall, one would even make a profit. It is really a pity to throw it away.”

“What do you know.” The servant by the side glared at her, “One do not know if this thing has poison. If there is poison then it would be inviting trouble if one were to sell it. Don’t look at it any more, let’s leave.”

The two servants then turned around and returned to the Princess residence and left the lone basket on the ground.

However one had knew that these were the ‘coincidentally’ received herbs that the medical hall sent over for Princess Rong Xin’s heart illness. However at this moment it was abandoned like used shoes and even had the suspicion of being ‘poisoned’.

Gao Yang had a disturbed expression as one’s meticulous effort was being trampled on that no matter how big hearted one was, they would not be happy about it. He wanted to say some words of comfort but Xie Jing Xing had already walked far away.

His brocade robes, tall stature and leisure walk in the night had an irresistible magnificent style.

It was just that that figure looked a bit lonely from the back.

Shen Miao returned to the Shen mansion. Shen Xin and wife had been waiting for her in the residence as the skies were already dark buck Shen Miao had not return, making everyone think that something had happened. Seeing that she returned safely, they finally gave a sigh of relief. Shen Miao was troubled and mentioned that she was tired and wanted to rest early thus everyone did not suspect anything. When Shen Miao returned to her bed chambers, she instructed Jing Zhe and Gu Yu to withdraw before sitting down in front of the time.

Her heart was somewhat not restless.

It was a bit of a rash decision for Xie Jing Xing to appeared in the Princess residence today and expose his identity in front of Princess Rong Xin. Xie Jing Xing was not an obtrusive person thus there was no other reason other than to help Shen Miao out of the impossible situation as Princess Rong Xin would take action against the Shen family.

To create more difficult situation due to oneself was something that Shen Miao was unwilling to see. Even though Xie Jing Xing was said to be difficult to deal with every time, he did not do real harm to her from the beginning to the end.

Shen Miao did not know how deep the relationship was between Princess Rong Xin and Xie Jing Xing was but in the Princess residence, Princess Rong Xin’s reaction of Xie Jing Xing’s real identity was indeed heart rending. Xie Jing Xing did not say anything and looked casual as if it did not entered his heart but Shen Miao knew how big the damage was when it was caused by one’s loved ones.

Just like in the previous life, Fu Xiu Yi did it to her, the Second and Third household of the Shen family did it to her, it was because when all pretences were dropped, it was so cold and all those warm and tenderness were such ridicules. If the indifference and damage was from Xie Ding, Xie Jing Xing could care about it but because it was Princess Rong Xin, he could not.

After all, the first Tiger Head Bracelet that Xie Jing Xing made was given to Princess Rong Xin. After all, upon returning back to Ding capital after two years and learning that Princess Rong Xin’s heart illness erupted, he still send people to search for the herbs immediately.

At the end there were emotions that were invested in it.

Shen Miao got up in irritation. She walked over to the windows and push it open to look outside. The skies outside the window seemed to have splashed with in as the winter night in Ding capital seemed to reveal a feeling of sorrow.

She thought for a while before turning back to the room and retrieved a dark red brocade cloak to drape around her body. The rope in front of the cloak was tightly knotted before she walked over to the window to call out softly, “Cong Yang.”

A black shadows fall from the tree and stood straight in front of Shen Miao before respectfully speaking, “What command does Young Madam have?”

Currently Shen Miao no longer hear the way Cong Yang call her. She hesitated before saying, “Bring me to Xie Jing Xing.”

Cong Yang jaw dropped and he suck in a mouthful of cold air. He was born with a serious look and normally had a principled expression on and currently looked somewhat comical.

Shen Miao’s gaze was somewhat ashamed into anger, “Do you have a way or not?”

“Young Madam.” Cong Yang recovered to his senses and looked like he was in great difficulty, “This subordinate do not know where Master is at the moment.”

Shen Miao frowned. Cong Yang monitored him all day in the Shen mansion and indeed was impossible for him to know about Xie Jing Xing’s whereabouts. Today when he came out of the Princess residence, Xie Jing Xin walked too quickly and before she could even ask, no one knew where Xie Jing Xing had gone.

However one did not know why but one felt that Xie Jing Xing would be at the residence of Prince Rui at the moment. One could not talk about his happiness or anger and he was used to bottle up his emotions under the mast thus Shen Miao felt that if Xie Jing Xing was frustrated, he should be alone.

She made a decisive decision and said to Cong Yang, “Bring me to the residence of Prince Rui.”

Cong Yang’s face turned to one of difficulty and Shen Miao frowned, “You cannot even do this?”

Cong Yang quickly explained, “This subordinate can naturally do it by oneself but it is not possible to bring Young Made along.”

Shen Miao asked him, “Do you know QingGong?”

Cong Yang nodded his head continuously.

“Then it is alright.” Shen Miao said, “You can grab me and bring me to the residence of Prince Rui.” She thought it very simply, just like what Xie Jing Xing did to her. Cong Yang was Xie Jing Xing’s people and in some degree even easier to move them than Mo Qing and the rest. The most important thing was she did not want more people to know about Xie Jing Xing’s identity as an additional person knowing would be an additional risk. Even if it was the people she trusted as one would not know if they would be made used by others.

When her words were out, Cong Yang repeatedly shook his head and there was some fear in his eyes as he said, “No can do.”

“Whatever is wrong?” Shen Miao’s patience was almost exhausted.

Cong Yang said, “It is improper for male and females to have physical contact.”

Shen Miao, “…”

She really did not know how Xie Jing Xing found these guards that were more disciplined than females. Afterwards no matter what Shen Miao said, Cong Yang was not willing to ‘bring’ her to the residence of Prince Rui.

Now Shen Miao was in a difficult position. Without letting Cong Yang use QingGong, she would need to walk out of the main doors of the Shen residence. The main doors of the Shen residence were guarded by Shen Xin’s army and cannot be alerted. To go out in the middle of the night like this, one feared that before even getting out of the main doors, most of the people in the family would be awaken and at that time she would not know how to explain.

Shen Miao’s head ached a lot.

She looked at the wall outside the courtyard and suddenly there was a flash of light in her mind. When Xie Jing Xing just moved over to Yan Qing Lane, as he did not lack of money to spend, he had bought all the houses between the residence of Prince Rui to the Shen mansion and even claimed to be neighbours. It can be said from this that the residence of Prince Rui was near to the Shen mansion. It was just that Xie jing Xing’s room was a bit far.

Even though it was the neighbouring courtyard, Shen Miao’s gaze landed on the tall wall of the courtyard. She said, “Climb over the wall then.”

Cong Yang looked at her blankly, seemingly not believing his ears. He was ordered to protect Shen Miao’s safety and had monitored every single movement of Shen Miao in the Shen mansion thus she knew what kind of person Shen Miao was. Shen Miao was calm and very disciplined. She was able to withstand quietness at such a young age and looked like one who was from the Palace. Her everyday actions reflected that she was brought up well. Cong Yand had often felt that this Young Madam was different from others and was extremely noble. However when one heard that this noble Young Madam wanted to climb over walls at this moment, Cong Yang thought that there was something wrong with his ears.

Shen Miao glared at him and said angrily, “Are you not listening to me?”

“Yes yes yes.” Cong Yang quickly stood up straight and dared not look that what expression Shen Miao had on.

Afterwards Cong Yang felt extreme suffering. Initially he thought that Shen Miao wanted to climb over the walls herself but the climbing over walls that Shen Miao had mentioned was referring to bring things for her to climb up like stairs and Shen Miao could walk over the walk to the other side.

Cong Yang spend most of the night stealing haystacks from the wealthy people as steps but the problem was that there was over tens of courtyards between Shen mansion to the residence of Prince Rui. Every courtyard had a wall in between and Cong Yang was so busy that he was perspiring in the middle of a cold day. Seeing that Shen Miao arrogantly walked over another wall, as if she was walking up stairs in the Palace, he could only lament and sign of his own destiny.

If one wasn’t afraid of tarnishing Young Madam’s body and provoke dissatisfaction from Master, Cong Yang would not spend that much effort. One had to know that his QingGong was good and it was more than enough for fly with an additional person so why was there the need to run around like this. Previously when Master transferred him out of Mo Yu Army, his colleagues were all envious of his good fortune but they did not know that this job was like being a labourer for others that was even worst off than servants. Cong Yang could only cry silently in his heart.

89 responses

  1. Cong Yang, you better get in good with Shen Miao now – she’ll be your house’s Madam soon enough. Thanks for the chapter. The tangle of emotions regarding the Princess and XJX and who is truthfully good – what a mess.

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    • I hope so. I really hope so. It’s just…their relationship is really something so precious, you know? Family is family, blood doesn’t always have to come into it.

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  2. Thank you for the chapter, zaza!😘❤
    Keep up the good work! 👍
    I feel sorry for CY, SM can be such a difficult master sometime. 😂 I can’t wait to see XJX reaction when he will see SM. 😝

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  3. You’re biased Cong Yang…XJX can come meet SM, but SM can’t meet XJX??!
    What’s the difference?? They already had physical contact long long time ago…
    Thanks for the update

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  4. “It was just that that figure looked a bit lonely from the back.”

    and because of that XJX…
    you’ve earned the COMFORT ME award..
    it is really sad when you are at the top (~future emperor~)
    the path is not easy but don’t fret SM will support you all the way~ *with feelings ahahaha
    (or is it the other way around? ahahahha)
    *the prophecy of the stranger to SM*

    LET’S GO TO A VOYAGE of feelings!

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  5. Ah.. Poor Cong Yang. Have to think of the madam, have to think of the master too. 😞

    Thanks for the cliff, er, the chapter I mean! 😆 I hope I waited for the next chapter to be available first but, alas, I can’t wait to read this.. 😅

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    • I really thought she climbed using ladders but in the end haha she just has to walk up and down a pile of hay. She must have great balance and a light foot though, or maybe Cong Yang had some unbelievable skills of piling up hay to make sure it doesn’t break down — what more can I expect from XJX’s people?

      Thanks for the chapter Zaza!

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  6. “You can grab me and bring me to the residence of Prince Rui.”

    Cong Yang Google Translate: “Grab the death certificate(SM), and deliver it to the executioner (XJX)”

    “No can do.”

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  7. Poor XJCX all tha effort for his ‘mother’ and it all came to naught. Though he said he is prepared to take on the hate he would face once he exposes himself it seems it is heavier then he thought. But not all hope is lost there is still Shen Miao to comfort you 😉

    And Cong Yang stop with the pretenion by saying that it is improper: you are just afraid of the vinegar fury 😉

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  8. Aunt Rong Xon is not nice. I hate her now. Poor XJX 😢😢😢

    Shen Miao was walk on ladle climbing walls with Queen Style lol 😂😂😂 I can imagine Chong Yang sweat drop.

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

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    • I can totally feel yah😞 My heart ached whenever the focus would be on Princess RX’s PoV. So much disappointment especially on future chapters😢

      But i hope y’all are ready for what’s coming. I’m sure this is it, promise😊

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  9. SM… All his subordinates call you “Young Madam”, you should have noticed what that meant 😆😆😆.
    They wouldn’t dare call you this way if their master dislikes it.
    So you should understand why poor CY doesn’t want to carry you around. He would get his hand chopped off if he did it 😛

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  10. Thx so much for the chapter and I laughed & feel sad for CY. The burden of being a guard for his master future wife is really tough. Touch her without his consent will end with CY’s life. Poor CY.

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  11. Oh, Cong Yang, it’s hard for him now, but imagine the rewards he’ll get when the master is pleased!

    Shen Miao, our Empress, is actually climbing walls (Empress-style) to visit her lover! It’s the most romantic, youthful, and rebellious thing she’s done. ❤️

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  12. Ahhhhh, 174 chapters later, we finally have a clear romantic action from Jiao Jiao to XJX! All those other times were her unconscious blushing initiated by XJX.

    She’s Empress walking up walls on hay stairs for him. What a unique image.

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  13. This princess is a disappointment. I mean, if she really loves XJX, she will not care first his identity. At least when she meet again wth XJX, she’ll seek an explanation from him. Not only being suspicious, but also cut all ties with him. What she loves more is her imperial family, not XJX that her brought up since young.

    Btw, this CY scene was really funny 😂😂😂 dont cry men. Just pray that ‘young madam’ talking good thing about you to your master. Maybe he will promote you to higher position then :v

    Thank u for this chapter zaza

    I hope thursday will come quickly

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  14. I had good impression of princess Rong Xin but it all faded away, seriously how can she treat him this cold seriously all those Fu people are heartless well, there is thought d Apple/seed cannot fall far from it’s tree… I hate that b***h princess

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  15. Am I the only one that thinks Rong Xin’s actions are extremely reasonable even though I don’t feel good about them? There are two major points to this: 1) Rong Xin’s identity as a princess and 2) Rong Xin’s feelings as a human.

    1) As a princess of the country (regardless of how disgusting most of the Fu family is), it is her duty as a member of the royal family to consider the nation. The royal family rises and falls with the nation. Of course she cannot maintain personal ties with the sovereign family of an unallied powerhouse. It’s a huge security risk at best, and treason at worst. Given how carefully the emperor treads around Prince Rui, we can conclude that XJX’s country is a power that makes SM’s country wary. Rightfully wary, too, if past events in SM’s previous timeline are to be believed (spoilers?). What if Rui uses Rong Xin as an in to deal some sort of blow against her country? These are things that Rong Xin, as a princess, must consider. A line must be drawn and so she must throw the medicine away now that she knows where it’s from.

    2) Like damn y’all, her baby just revealed to her that everything about his life was a lie, that even his death was lie. And you expect her to be ok with that??? To forgive him??? It’s not a huge stretch to say that she is doubting their past interactions. If everything about him was a lie, then could the feelings between them be a lie on his end as well? Any normal person who’s not Buddha reincarnated would think like this! Doesn’t she even mention that she thinks that if he truly cared then he would have trusted her with the information that he didn’t die? It’s completely obvious to everyone that he would not have revealed himself in her lifetime if SM hadn’t been involved. She grieved like a real parent only to find out that her child is even more beyond her reach than if he had really died. Add in the political complications mentioned in Point 1… Wouldn’t she have the feeling of having invited the wolf into her own home?

    Rong Xin is a human and a princess so her actions are very understandable thanks for coming to my ted talk

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    • You think so? As for me, if she really values their relationship, at least, at least she will demand an explanation. Wether she’ll cut all ties with him or still love him can depend on that. But all she do is suspicius dan jumping conclusion in her own. She love him more than a decade, even if thats all a lie and she hurt so much because of it, can her feeling dissipate in one night?
      .
      She never care of wordly matter and its not like her relationship with her imperial family was close to, there is no loves one other than XJX for her before, always act other than XJX, she has nothing to lose, and now to suddenly thinking about her nation, imperial family, as a princess of the country… Its a little strange for me.
      .
      Thats true, XJX look indifferent to her, but I think thats because she is being cold first to him. He never show his true feelings after all. He always indifferent and proud. But I think, people like him the one that is easy to read when he cares or not for the people. You can see it from his action. Even SM understand this.
      .
      Nah, thats is just my opinion. My heart feel upset for XJX 😣

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    • Aboutthe feelings part, it was obvious that their feelings weren’t lies, he went through the trouble of bringing her herbs, gave her his handmade bracelet…even Shen Miao an outsider could tell how can she not tell? It’s just that the imperial pride is in their bones.

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      • XJX is truly pitiful in this matter. But because he had lied before, it really is hard to say (on Rong Xin’s part) whether or not those loving acts had ulterior motives. SM can tell specifically because she is NOT an outsider; lol by this point can we not already consider her part of XJX’s team?

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    • I actually agree with you. Consider her position of being a princess meaning she would thinking differently with those commoner because they would of course should prioritize her country and because XJX now is no longer the XJX her used to know and maybe there some secret she didn’t know that can be possibly threatening her country (because Prince Rui cames from different country and furthermore the said country can destroy Ming Qi) it would be normal if she reacts that way. Even though it really dissappointing. She is normal to stand guards againts those facts because XJX also lie to her (about his identity and all). It’s really sad actually but I personally cannot blame her 😢😢😢

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  16. I can imagine XJX mad face when he finds out that SM climb the wall.

    XJX: You dare let her do that huh? She could’ve slipped and get hurt!

    CY: Master, I beg your mercy! Young lady wants me to use carry her over the wall but I dare not touch the Young Madam.

    XJX: It does makes sense. Good thinking because if you dare lay a finger on my Jiao Jiao, I would cut your two hands.

    Me: Kuddos to CY. It’s better to endure hard labor than accept a heavy punishment from your Tsundere Master. Clever mind saved your ass. 😂

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  17. The empress’s heart has been stirred, and this is how an empress goes to secretly comfort her man. 😍💖😘

    I also couldn’t wait for the complete chapter, but I can squee until Thursday on this first half. 🤗😋

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  18. Aww poor Cong Yang. Come here baby and let me wipe those sweats. I know its hard to work for the Prince of Beauty who is also a barrel of vinegar. One false move and your pitiful life is gone just like that. But dont despair coz you have girl fans cheering for you. Lol!
    By the way, im readying my heart and throat for a possible squee fest next chapter..ahemm, ahemm..

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  19. CY was born with a serious look. ρ( ̄ヘ ̄ メ)

    SM: “Bring me to Xie Jing Xing.”

    Cong Yang’s jaw dropped and he suck in a mouthful of cold air. (*〇□〇)……!

    SM: “Climb over the wall then.”

    Cong Yang looked at her blankly, seemingly not believing his ears. (*゚ロ゚)

    SM: *arrogantly walked over another wall, as if she was walking up stairs in the Palace*

    CY: (╬⁽⁽ ⁰ ⁾⁾ Д ⁽⁽ ⁰ ⁾⁾)

    *sees the over tens of courtyards between Shen mansion to the residence of Prince Rui.

    Σ (  Д )ﻌﻌﻌﻌ⊙ ⊙

    Thank you for the fun chapter ╭(♡・ㅂ・)و ̑̑ fufufu
    ..I think the title should be “The struggles of CY.”
    *pats CY* ..at least you will be praised for keeping distance between ‘male and female’ 🤣

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  20. 😹😹😹😹 Poor Cong Yang!!

    XJX will definitely be in a lot of pain… I think, it’s better it happened between PRX, SM and XJX. Imagine if it was a huge affair, blood would have been shed. /Sighs/ both XJX and PRX will not have an easy night…

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