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Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage: Chapter 192 (Part 1)

Chapter 192: Marrying Off (Part 1)

On the eight day of the first month, it was a rare auspicious day in the calendar that it was good for marriage, funeral and also to start on a journey. Just as the sun rose, Shen Miao was quickly awoken by Jing Zhe and Gu Yu to start dressing up.

Initilly Shen Miao had thought that no matter what happen, she would not be able to sleep the night before but who knew when the day arrived, she slept especially soundly. It was as if she had returned to her carefree childhood times.

Because of the good sleep, her face looked more translucent and bright. Bai Lu and Shuang Jiang brought some exquisite cakes and each one were make tiny. Bai Lu said, “Young Lady eat some to fill up the stomach fist. The wedding ceremony is cumbersome today, one cannot be hungry on the way.” She then picked a bowl of porridge, “This is the winter porridge that Furen personally made early in the morning. One will be lucky and everything will go according to one’s wishes upon drinking it!” 

Shen Miao picked the bowl up and slowly drank it.

One’s heart was somewhat emotional upon thinking of how one raised children.

In the previous lifetime she was married to Fu Xiu Yi because she made a fuss and threw tantrums with her family, forcing Shen Xin to agree as he had no other way. But there were more people who came for the excitement than to give blessings. Luo Xue Yan was so angry with her that she fell ill and could barely finish the marriage ceremony, so how would she have the mood or energy to make porridge?

Unlike now, everyone in the residence was filled with joy and were all working hard for her. Shen Miao vaguely felt that this marriage seemed to be excellent.

After finish eating, Luo Xue Yan came in and a middle-aged woman followed behind. This female’s appearance was not outstanding but made other’s gaze be attracted to her. The clothes she wore were exquisite and it made one remember her at the bottom of one’s heart.

“This is Mei NiangZi (direct translation: Wife Mei).” Luo Xue Yan smiled, “She is here specially to be your auspicious NiangZi.”

Shen Miao was slightly surprised.

Mei NiangZi was a very famous person in Ding capital. She was born in an official family but started a business despite the opposition at home. What more was that the business was selling of rouge, perfume, clothes and jewelry. There were numerous delicate females that were raised in Ding capital and those young ladies of official families were not short of money as long as their love of beauty was satisfied.

Mei NiangZi’s rouge, perfume, clothes and jewelry were precisely the best and unique. Even though Mei NiangZi was a merchant, no one dared to underestimate her.

However the most outstanding craftsmanship of Mei NiangZi was putting on makeup for other. There was once a Prince in Ming Qi who was marrying a Consort and that Consort had some friendship with Mei NiangZi, thus Mei NiangZi became her auspicious NiangZi and people said that Prince Consort’s appearance was most probably the most beautiful since the founding of Ming Qi.

However, for Mei NiangZi to be another’s auspicious NiangZi, it was all because she had some friendship with the other party and others did not have such good luck. For so many years, Mei NiangZi had not been any one else’s auspicious NiangZi.

Shen Miao was surprised as she smiled, “I did not think that Mei NiangZi would be willing to do me the honour.”

Mei NiangZi smiled, “May WangFei not say such things. When this servant saw WangFei, one felt a fate and wanted to come over to seek some auspiciousness and thicken one’s face to come over. If WangFei does not despise this servant’s skills, this servant’s heart is satisfied.”

These merchants’ mouths were all powerful as they could speak to both humans and ghosts. Shen Miao naturally did not believe the words of fate. She was thinking that it could be that Shen Xin gave this Mei NiangZi a large sum of money but after thinking for a bit, this Mei NiangZi was not short on money that she even do business according to her feelings so why would she care about these worldly benefits?

Just as she was thinking about it, Mei NiangZi had stepped forward and said with a smile, “WangFei, the hairstyle of a bride is very complicated. One request for the wedding dress to be worn before this servant can put up the makeup on you.”

Luo Xue Yang quickly urged Shen Miao over.

After changing the clothes, styling of the hair, putting on jewelry then layers of powder were placed.

As Mei NiangZi put on the makeup for Shen Miao, she smiled as she said, “This servant have seen numerous young ladies over these years and many ladies of officials’ families have also bought jewelry and powder from this servant thus this servants had seen all the young ladies in Ding capital but no one could compare with WangFei’s bearing.” She smiled and said to Luo Xue Yan, “Furen mustn’t blame this servant from speaking too much. WangFei don’t look similar with Furen. Furen is straightforward and refreshing but Wang Fei looks poised and noble that even those Palace’s nobles are also inferior in comparison.”

Hearing others praising her daughter, naturally Luo Xue Yan would be happy but the topic touched on the Palace so Luo Xue Yan said modestly, “How could it be that good? It is only that Jiao Jiao is naturally unflustered and more similar to her father.”

“One cannot say that.” Mei NiangZi said as she drew Shen Miao’s eyebrows, “Even though some people’s status are noble, they do not have that kind of bearing in their bones and only put up an act. After removing their clothes and taking the jewelry off, there are no difference between them and ordinary folks. Some people are however different, even with coarse clothes and without anything else, just sitting there, they are still of higher position. I see that WangFei is the latter.”

She smiled, “It is only the fate of the rich and noble. But Furen can be rest assured today, there would not be coarse clothes. With such a great wedding dress and all these great jewelries, if I, Mei NiangZi do not give WangFei a good makeup, one would be smashing my signboard. One has to let WangFei be the first in Ding capital!”

As Shen Miao let Mei NiangZi go on, she listened to Mei NiangZi’s words and felt that this Mei NiangZi seemed to be quite good at observing people. She felt interested and listened to their conversation carefully.

This bride’s makeup took an entire half a shichen (1 shichen = 2 hours) to put up.

Even though it looked like a thin layer of powder, one had to use a small brush made of sheep fur for application and rouge naturally had to be put up so that the brows would look like the new moon, lips like flower petals and the most beautiful thing that made one feel had to be the eyes. Shen Miao had a pair of naturally clear and distinctive eyes that looked like a newly born deer but today Mei NiangZi drew a slight hook at the end of the eyes that made her look more graceful with the same purity.

There was some feeling of being the Mother of everything under Heavens.

Luo Xue Yang was shocked at the sudden thought that jumped into her mind. Mei NiangZi smiled, “Currently there is nothing else to do now. After a while the people who are here to top up the dowry will arrive. Furen can company WangFei first while this servant search for some fragrant leaves to make some for WangFei to wear.”

Luo Xue Yan complied.

Shen Miao sat in front of the table as Luo Xue Yan looked at her charming daughter. She was happy but reluctant and could only hold on firmly onto Shen Miao’s hands, “Jiao Jiao, today you will be marrying off. Mother has some words to tell you.”

Shen Miao said, “Mother do speak, I will listen.”

“When a daughter is married off, a mother would always have a few words to instruct. However at the beginning when Mother married to your Father, your WaiZuMu had passed away and Mother only have older brothers and no sisters. The few SaoSaos were young so no one said such things to Mother.” Luo Xue Yang was a bit embarrassed, “So these things are all what Mother came out myself and is not sure if it is right or wrong. However, one have to still tell you about it.”

“The way of getting along between husband and wife is all in the honesty. For so many years with your Father, one do not have any secrets with each other. If upon discovering that the other party have secrets, don’t rush to question and wait and be patient as he will tell it to you.” Luo Xue Yan patted Shen Miao hands lovingly, “Mother know that your temper is stable and it is a good thing as you will not be affected by matters outside but emotions cannot be resolved by tolerating. If you like him, you will care about his every move and would involuntarily follow one’s heart to take action and one would not be stable.”

“Be more frank, be more straightforward, don’t be shy and don’t be scared. That is your husband, the person that you will spend a lifetime with.” Luo Xue Yan paused and said, “Jing Xing had promised me that after you, there will not be any concubines or TongFangs and honestly speaking, I do not trust him. As a member of the Imperial family, how could one’s inner courtyard only consist of one female? It is just that since matter is as such, one can only take a step at a time.”

Shen Miao’s eyes hang down and she heard Luo Xue Yan continue speaking, “But our Shen family’s daughter will never compromise. If your husband has other female in the inner courtyard, you can be jealous, can quarrel with him. All those nonsense magnanimity, are all dog shit. That are all the unfair conditions that the world bound females with. If there is such a day, you do not need to view him as your husband in your heart, since you cannot manage another’s heart, one can manage one’s heart. With regards to others, if you want to separate, Father and Mother will help you.”

Shen Miao first looked at Luo Xue Yan with surprise before she could not help but laugh in her heart. Yes. There were no concubine or TongFang in the Luo family and Luo Xue Yan’s living environment made her decided that one life would be spent as a couple. Luo Xue Yan’s words would be shocking to other’s ears but was especially warm in Shen Miao’s.

Luo Xue Yan would always consider about her feelings and would not let her feel grievances. As for other people, what did they have to do with her?

Thinking again about Fu Xiu Yi’s birth mother, Consort Dong Shu, who kept requesting her for this and that. Requesting her to be magnanimous and after not long of marriage, she had taken the initiative to arrange a secondary consort for Fu Liu Yi. The contrast could not be clearer.

Luo Xue Yan suddenly took out a booklet from her sleeves, “Jiao Jiao, this… Keep this well. After the entire wedding ceremony is completed then find some free time to read it.”

Shen Miao was somewhat curious and took it as she asked, “What is this?”

Luo Xue Yan’s faced redden and she spoke vaguely, “Things that you need to understand.” Seeing that Shen Miao was about to open it, she quickly pressed Shen Miao’s hands down, “Don’t look now! Later… Later when you are alone, then look at it.”

Shen Miao nodded her head and was about to ask a few more things when she saw Luo Xue Yan’s unnatural face and suddenly understood. Her face also because hot.

Spring drawings (*cough* do I need to explain this?). She did not see this before as the Shen family was in an entire mess when she married in the past life that even this little booklet was forgotten. Afterwards on the day of marriage Fu Xiu Yi did not consummate marriage, much less mention about this.

Even when she and Fu Xiu Yi consummate marriage, it was done in a rush and Fu Xiu Yi was extremely perfunctory. Even though Shen Miao had never seen spring drawings, afterwards she had heard of others speaking about it and of couples studying together during their newly wedded life but these were things that she had not experience before.

One had not expect that upon marrying again, even the regrets of the past life would be fulfilled.

Just as Luo Xue Yan and Shen Miao was somewhat embarrassed, there were footsteps from outside. Luo Tan pulled Feng An Ning in and seeing that Luo Xue Yan was present, she said, “GuMu, we are here to top up the dowry for Youngest Biao Sister!”

Luo Xue Yan was embarrassed and seeing both of them here to get her out of the situation, she sighed in relief and smiled, “Then you all should talk a while. I will go out for a while first.”

When Luo Xue Yan left, Luo Tan went one round of Shen Miao and exclaimed, “Youngest Biao Sister, you are just too beautiful today! It is almost comparable to fairies!”

“Correct.”Feng An Ning was always picky and had a temperament of picking bones in eggs but this time she also nodded her head, “It is the first in all of Ming Qi.” After being given the cold treatment by Shen Qiu, Feng An Ning had come her much lesser but this time because Shen Miao was marrying off, even though she feared Shen Qiu in her heart, she gathered her courage to come over.

“One heard that it was Mei NiangZi that auspicious NiangZi.” Feng An Ning said, “No wonder it is so pretty that even I cannot recognise you.”

“Youngest Biao Sister is already good looking from birth.” Luo Tan was in all smiles before she took out a small box from her back and said, “This is what I gift to you!”

Shen Miao opened the box and saw a metal lump toy inside but did not know what it was. Shen Miao had not yet spoke when Feng An Ning took the lead to ask, “What is this? It is just ridiculous for you to give this thing to Shen Miao!”

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56 responses

  1. The fact that the whole makeup thingy took freaking TWO HOURS!!! I can’t evenue sit still for the that long lol. Thanks for the chappie YAYYYYYY THEY’RE FINALLY GETTING MARRIED WOHOOOO

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  2. When Mama Shen gave “that book” to Jiao-jiao…

    😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣
    (Awkward…)

    Thanks for the chapter, zaza!!! Looking forward to the second part!!! 😁

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  3. Aaaa the tittle!! FINALLY their marriage! 😍😍😍

    Can the author just stop comparing our empress marriage now and in her previous life? It breaks my heart so much that I want to kick that jerk’s ass thousand times 😭

    Thank u zaza

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    • He’ll just be happy since it’s returning to him!
      With a wangfei to boot to practi… ehem, I mean.. study it. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

      For reals, that was THE book that fell from the wedding dress when he gifted it, isn’t it?

      What I wonder is what will he say if SM really does read it while waiting for the hubby to come to the nuptial room and he catches her
      Now. THIS will be priceless and I can barely wait for it, nor imagine without giggling inside a lot.

      Thanks for the chapter, Zaza!
      aaah!! ❤ the marriage w<

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      • ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

        Can’t wait for little perfections running around ^^^^

        Is author going to make XJX’s kids inherit the holy sacred descriptions of beauty I wonder

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  4. Yay I can’t wait! I hope everyone was invited so SM wedding can be rubbed in their faces. All these bishes who looked down on her ha! My babe is a princess now

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    • But I can smell an incoming storm though. Right at their wedding. Call it my guts or innards talking – this Chinese novel is just that cruel as it won’t follow one’s expectation that easily.

      What happen to Princess Rong Xin’s letter?! What does Fu Yu Xiu knows?! What happen to the stupid pawnshop young master not telling Xie Xing Jing about the Gao Yang earlier (author’s warning chapters back about setting off an unfortunate wave)?!

      I suspect that Prince Ding wants some revenge against Prince Rui for being arsonist in his precious stores and no better day to serve it other than such an auspicious day!

      Shen Miao and Prince Rui gotta get married and off Ming Qi with a bang! after all!

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    • Getting the marriage jitters somewhere in his house I presume

      XJX: “AM. I. REALLY. GETTING. MARRIED. TO MY. JIAO JIAO?!”

      Jiao Jiao tilting her head: “Mrow? …Mraow!”

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  5. Luo Xue Yan is such a good mommy, her advice for Shen Miao was A++ I love that she’ll protect her daughter even after she marries off. 💗💗

    *Spoiler Warning*

    Also, aaww, my darling Feng An Ning, you might have a slight fear of Shen Qiu at the moment, but that’s your future hubby right there~ 😏😏💕💕 You’ll grow to love him soooon. He’s a great catch! 😉😉

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  6. Hehehehehehe!!! Finally getting married!!! 😂😂😂😍😍😍 ahehehehehehe… Furen Xue Yan gave her the booklet, however, isn’t that Jing Xing’s the one that prepared that booklet as well, it’s the one that fell off when mama Xue yan is trying to store the wedding gown before,😁😁😁 ehem… 😜😜😜 Jing Xing you naughty Hubby…!!! 😍😍😍

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  7. This is a really exciting wedding (✧∇✧)╯ and also makes you anxious of what the enemies are gonna do this time!

    Thank you for the chapter ⊂(❤️⌂❤️)⊃ fufufu
    .. what’s the word box that appears before some words? or is it just me

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  8. Oh, joy 🎉!! Everyone must be doing a happy dance just like me!! Their moment has finally arrived ♥️!

    A romantic gesture, please XJX, to show how important your wang fei is…red rose 🌹 petals or red begonias should be thrown to pave the way for his Jiao Jiao as they leave Ming Qi. I can imagine red 🌺 flowers floating in the air, giving a festive and romantic feeling 🥰!

    XJX (magnanimously): My family Jiao Jiao deserves the best! (to his subordinates): Gather all the red flowers to cover the whole capital of Ding in honor of Wangfei. I want the whole world know that today is our joyous day!!!

    Subordinates (happily report): As ordered by Gentleman Gao and Ji last night. Your Highness, cart fulls are ready in the courtyards. (thinking): His Highness is PLEASED. Will we get rewards?

    XJX (with his phoenix eyes twinkling, thinking those two clowns are finally useful): En…rewards for everyone.

    Subordinates (kneels): Congratulations, Your Highness. Wishing sire a harmonious marriage (know which thigh to hug in the future by the level of doting that can be seen) with Wangfei!!

    With a wave of his hand, the figure clad in red wedding finery dismisses everyone as his eyes turn to Shen manor.

    XJX (his smile is so beautiful that can destroy countries): The world will belong to you, Jiao Jiao, but you belong solely to me!

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      • Hi MelodiAnn,

        Not a role play. It is a scenario that I would like to happen. Can you imagine Gao and Ji directing people to collect all the flowers in one night? The would-be suffering that those guards have to endure since XJX would demand perfection i.e fresh flowers. Heh heh!

        I can totally see such a grand gesture from XJX. The magnificent wedding procession will also have rolls and after rows of firecrackers 🧨 popping in accompaniment with the flowers!!

        SM (aching from the squandering but is secretly happy): This person really doesn’t know how to save. I definitely need to take over the household accounts.

        XJX (nonchalantly hands over other bank tokens): As furen wish. All that is mine is yours. I will have the stewards give you the books once we reach home. (embraces his wife with a quick peck on the cheek): Rest assure. You will be the only one in the fu. Mother-in-law’s worries are unfounded.

        SM glares daggers at Cong Yang. CY 🥶 shivers as he hurriedly escapes.

        SM (places the tokens with the prior one): En…I shall be true to you as long as you’re true to me. (turns her back to him): Otherwise Your Royal Highness Prince Rui…humph!!

        XJX (slyly): Let’s talk about something else. (naughtily): Does furen need help decipher from the red book? Let us study it together…

        SM (ears are burning red): Shameless!

        Alright. I got to stop! Or else I be posting nonstop since I’m having too fun coming up with different scenarios! Also, thumbs up for Mama Shen for telling SM not to take any BS from XJX even though he is a prince. Bye! Have a good weekend everyone.

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    • This is a spoiler haha but XJX won’t cover their path with flowers, he covers them with coins instead (copper I think) haha throwing away all his money for Jiao Jiao hahahaha

      Thanks for the chapter Zaza! FINALLY! DECEMBER! ❤

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  9. How come no one has mentioned Mama Shen’s support of SM? To be told that hey, if your husband brings home other women, don’t endure it, and get a divorce. That’s seems so rare in a time period where women had to rely on a man. Like go Mama Shen. You da best!

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  10. Oho the main chappy about this all story that the readers looking for finally realease😤😤😤 and welcome desember😊😊 i really applause for XJX’s brave, to give such a booklet for shen miao personally like that hahaha, and maybe he doest know that mama shen found it kekeke.

    Actually i hope XJX will waiting outside and hear all of the talk mother and daughter, so of course in the future no mater happen, he will not take any other females at his courtyard😎😎😎

    Thanks sooo much for all the hardwork😊😊😊

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    • I think Cong Yang guards from the shadows and he can then replay the whole conversation in front of his master 😉

      But I really love SM’s mother: don’t be magnamious, quarrel with your husband if need to etc. That’s really good advice (somehow I expected stuff like this from a female warrior)

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  11. finally.. the wedding day..
    for all the enemy out there, please back off for a couple of day specially on this occation !! we all reader wish for peaceful yet joyous marriage

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  12. Shen Xin and Shen Qui be like in the next chapter: “What did this fella do in his previous life that made him have such luck to marry our dearest Jiao Jiao.” I can see tears in daddy and brother’s eyes

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  13. haaaa… after more than a hundred chapters- from meeting to wedding- hurray!!! Hope Fu Xiu Yi doesn’t get to ruin this though =v=

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  14. Honestly, I’m waiting for the merry occasion that FXY anticipated in previous chapter.

    Like a big slap, when he suddenly realize how much he lost without JiaoJiao.

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  15. I’ve been having teary eyes all through ready this chapter. Papa Shen, Shen Qiu, Mama Shen, they are all good people who love Jiao Jiao so much and would kill the emperor if necessary just for her T___T Luo Tan and Feng An Ning too. I want more screen time for them!!!

    Thank you Zaza for the chapter! Please contact me if u need help, I will have a lot of days off during Xmas and new year 🙂

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  16. Quote:”All those nonsense magnanimity, are all dog shit. That are all the unfair conditions that the world bound females with.”

    Ohhhh… Can’t be said any better anymore… Spot on, Mama Shen.
    This is really the best family ever among Chinese ancient novel I have ever read.
    I love love love them…

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  17. Does anyone else find it strange that the old rival of our Jiao Jiao is “Mei Furen” and not “Imperial Consort Mei” or perhaps “Noble Consort Mei?”
    I wanted LT to accompany Jiao Jiao to Big Liang, but I think SM is worried about her safety and that she becomes a target, but if she marries a certain officer….I WANTED
    I reread this for the second time and thought of so many questions to ask in the last chapter comment posted…but I forgot….lol

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  18. As much as I am very pleased and happy, I still am dissatisfied of how little her beauty’s definition is as compared to when that purple-clad youth shows up. (strangle mehh.. 😀 )
    YAY!! Go to Great Liang and multiply! *coughs…coughs*

    Thank you very much!! 😀

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