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Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage: Chapter 215 (Part 1)

Chapter 215: Waking Up (Part 1)

Shen Miao had dreamt of a very long dream.

That dream seemed to be very very long and it lasted a lifetime. She had a bystander perspective as she watch herself grew from a baby bumbling over words to a lively young girl, from a lively young girl to a young female, then to a middle aged married woman, then to the Mistress of the Six Palaces and finally to an abolished Empress in the Cold Palace before during into a pile of ashes in that fierce fire.

She saw herself falling in love with Fu Xiu Yi and begging Shen Xin to marry her to Fu Xiu Yi. She sat at the side and did her best to stop herself from her stupid behaviour but it was all in vain. No one could hear her words and she could only watch as everything happened around her.

From a perspective of a bystander, she saw how stupid the things that she did in the past and this time Shen Miao finally understood. The most terrifying thing was to experience all the heartbreaking matters again. It ended when she married Fu Xiu Yi when she was young. Those carefree days, even when others called her stupid, were after all filled with freedom and happiness. When she was called Ding WangFei, she was forced to be involved with all these fighting and scheming.

Even her pair of son and daughter was unable to escape.

The people around her left one by one and the First household of Shen family gradually declined. The prosperity of the past was like a flower that bloom during spring. Once spring is over and one headed towards summer and when the autumn wind starts, it would then wither, making it look cold and desolate.

In that dark life where one could not even see a single ray, there were some matters that she had ignored. Those were the stars in the night. They were covered up by other things and became unreal but after one accidentally discovered it, it was as bright as ever. It was like there was fireworks in one’s backyard and had colours which breath in live into the cold boring night.

She saw Xie Jing Xing.

Not that stubborn and obstreperous youth, not that hero that died on the battlefield. His arrogance was the same in the previous generations as he rode a high horse and carried a bow and in a conversation, he subverts an Imperial dynasty. He drank the wine that she had offered under the clear and bright moonlight and gave her a wish that she could not fulfilled in her entire life on the dark clouded ruined city.

They watch fireworks during the day and even did not miss the promise of that New Year’s night. They obviously had a chance encounter but he became the most indispensable person in her life.

Because of him, her wish came true. Because of him, she could be redo her life.

But that lifetime’s fate was just too short. Such a beautiful fate that made one look forward to was halted due to fate’s teasing. What was pitiful was that even with this chance of a lifetime, that short lived fate still continued.

There was no need to speak of any of the questions that were not asked. Many things had vanished at that moment, including questions and including answers.

The past fate was the result of the future result.

Shen Miao slowly opened her eyes.

As far as one could see, the skies had cleared up after the rain and a delicate scent sachet was hanging from the corner of the mosquito net, most likely to dilute the bitter aroma of medication. A more intriguing scent was revealed after the scent and medication were mixed together.

Shen Miao looked up beside her.

The young male leaned at the head of the bed and one of his hands was tightly holding hers. His eyes were closed and there was a slight stubble on his chin. Even though it was not so obvious, it was a different appearance that how he usually was.

His hand was distinctively defined, slender and warm and it was the right size that covered her entire hand up. Shen Miao only moved slightly and Xie Jing Xing woke up.

Seeing her opening her eyes, Xie Jing Xin was startled for a while and seemed not to be able to react to it. After pausing for a while, he then suddenly said, “You woke up.”

Shen Miao nodded her head.

“Do you feel anywhere unwell?” Xie Jing Xing questioned closely, “Let Gao Yang come in to take a look?”

He usually had an appearance of laziness that any matter would not be able to enter his heart but this time there was a rare anxiousness on his face. Shen Miao said, “There is no need. I am fine.” She then asked, “How is Gentleman Pei?”

Xie Jing Xing’s face turned black in a moment.

When Shen Miao saw that his face had changed, she was stunned before she immediate understood. However she did not know how to explain it. Was Pei Lang detestable? Naturally he was detestable. In the past lifetime, he took her fingertip blood for Mei Furen, and even though one did not know if Mei Furen’s ‘changing of one’s fate’ was real or not, one felt that it psychologically helped and that sentence of ‘cut the weeds and eliminate the roots’ to Fu Xiu Yi had indirectly led to Fu Ming’s end.

Shen Miao had complicated feeling with Pei Lang. She could ignore herself but the matter concern Fu Ming which made her unable to forgive Pei Lang. However at the end, Pei Lang used his life to give her an opportunity for rebirth.

One was unable to speak clearly of one feeling as one was unable to be purely grateful or simple hate a person. One could only be done was to draw a line in the relationship. Shen Miao did not want to have any relations of ‘owing’ or ‘being owed’. The matters of the past lifetime ended but in this lifetime she did not want to owe Pei Lang anything and did not want to be owed by Pei Lang. She had remembered clearly that when the childlike assassinate attacked, it was Pei Lang that took the most serious stab. If Pei Lang died because of her then in these two lifetimes, their relationship would not be able to be calculated cleanly.

However upon seeing Xie Jing Xing’s expression, Shen Miao knew that he had misunderstood. When Xie Jing Xing was angry because of these things, Shen Miao felt that it was very similar to the little wolf dog that was raised in the Luo family army.

She quickly stroked this little wolf dog and said, “He saved my life and is after all one’s benefactor. Without any rhyme or reason, one cannot smoothly accept this type of kindness from others.”

It was only then that Xie Jing Xing’s expression got better, “Gao Yang had taken a look. He woke up once yesterday night. His life is indeed thick.” He then looked at Shen Miao, “It is you that do not wake up. If you don’t wake up, I planned to bash that Taoist Priest’s head in.”

“Taoist Priest?” Shen Miao was startled, “Are you referring to Chi Yan Taoist Priest?”

“What Taoist Priest or not.” Xie Jing Xing said with disdain, “He is only a swindler who earns other’s money.” The so called ‘Chi Yan Taoist Priest’ had bid farewell to the residence of Prince Ding this morning and even took a good grade antique vase along, saying that it was a thank you gift. One did not know how was a Taoist Priest who schemes for a fortune would be a Superior One.

When Shen Miao finished listening to Xie Jing Xing story of that Taoist Priest taking a vase away, there were some doubts in her heart. The long dream had resolved many of her doubts but it might not be real. It was just that Shen Miao did not know why but she felt that everything that happened in the dream was a complete story of her last lifetime.

She indeed encountered that priest on the journey back to Ming Qi from Qin country and thought that he was a refugee who had escaped and dressed as a Taoist Priest for survival. She was after all a daughter that was raised by Shen Xin and had some kindness in her heart, so she gave the other party a bowl of water to drink and did not expect that so many things were involved.

If she had really listened to that Taoist Priest in her last lifetime and did not return to Ding capital, most likely there would not be such tragedy later. But if one had an opportunity to repeat it, even though one knew it was a route of no return to the Underworld, she would not choose the alternative because her pair of children were deep in the Palace.

But that Taoist Priest fulfilled a fate.

Shen Miao remembered it very clearly.

In the dream, her corpse had turn into ashes by the fire that was ordered by Fu Xiu Yi and nothing remained. However the air of grievances was extremely heavy and would not just dissipate. Mei Furen instructed people to do some rituals so that she would not become a vicious spirit and would not be able to reborn. Her soul was imprison in the Palace walls and would often move around in it and would be also weaker day by day.

All of her things that were left behind were burnt. If there wasn’t the red string on Xie Jing Xing’s hand, one feared that she would have disappeared from the world.

That red string had protected her some misery and in all those days that one could not live on, Shen Miao’s soul inhabited in the red string around Xie Jing Xing’s wrist and muddledly passed one life.

Until the day that the city was broken.

She saw that Fu Chen died in the hands of his own people and saw Mei Furen and Fu Xiu Yi were tired up and displayed on the city tower, watched as both of them had tens of thousands of arrows pierced into their heart and die and watched as the countless fires burnt down the Palace that she hated her entire life and raze till a pile of hashes. The unfulfilled desire in her heart disappeared and at that moment her soul finally found complete peace.

The red string was severed. She could let it go. And at the expense of Pei Lang’s life, time was reversed and she regained her life.

Xie Jing Xing saw Shen Miao not speaking and asked with a frown, “What is wrong?”

Shen Miao recovered to her senses and did not speak as she looked at him.

She was somewhat touched. She was saying that there was no intersection between Xie Jing Xing and herself in her past life time so why would they be mistakenly tied together and one would not be able to get out? So it was that there was some entanglement in the past lifetime. Initially Xie Jing Xing owed her a wish but it was just a joke. One did not expect that he would keep his promise and personally end Fu Xiu Yi and Mei Furen and avenged her.

She said softly, “Xie Jing Xing, do you have any wishes?”

Xie Jing Xing took a glance at her, “Why? You want to accomplish it for me?”

“I can give you a wish.” She said seriously, “As long as I have the ability to accomplish it, I will definitely do my all.”

She had a solemn expression and it caused Xie Jing Xing to cast a sidelong glance. However in a short moment his lips were hooked up and he said in a smile but not a smile, “Good.” He then went closer to Shen Miao ears and said softly, “My wish… You can definitely accomplish it.”

Shen Miao asked, “What is it?”

“Give birth to a baby for me.” He spoke lightly.

Shen Miao looked at him for a while and Xie Jing Xing touched his nose. Just as he was about to speak, he heard Shen Miao answering, “Alright.”

Xie Jing Xing was stunned.

Shen Miao stared at him and there was a smile on her lips that was different from usual. It was not the kind that was put on display or a little reserved or somewhat lazy. It was as if she was really heavy and there was even a touch of gentleness.

Xie Jing Xing unconsciously reached out and touched her forehead, “You are indeed sick.”

Shen Miao pushed his hands away and said, “Xie Jing Xing, you must be terrified on your birthday.”

Xie Jing Xing released his hands and seeing that her expression was calm and there was nothing strange, he felt relief and followed her topic of conversation and asked, “What do you thing? I even thought…” He did not continue speaking. Even upon recalling that scene now, Xie Jing Xing could not help but felt scared. Shen Miao was laying in a pool of blood and seemed to be unconscious, as if she would not wake up again. His heart seized and stopped, even when he brought the Xie family army to the Northern Jiang’s battlefield for the first time, even if someone was scheming in the dark and his life and death was unclear, he was not as fearful as he was currently.

He also had things he was fearful of, also had people he was afraid of losing and also had weakness. These three things were all the same, which was this person in front.

“I will make up of it.” Shen Miao said, “Has your birthday long passed? Why not one make it up for you today?

Xie Jing Xing looked at her unfathomably and said, “One appreciate your kindness. Your health is not recovered yet so don’t torment yourself.”

“It is only a superficial wound.” Shen Miao instead took the initiative to say, “Let’s go out.”

She behaved somewhat abnormally after she woke up. First was that Shen Miao was not a playful person and second, she seemed to be much more intimate that she was before. Her previous temperament was somewhat restrained and even though one did not know why she was used to put it up, but Shen Miao was one who had an big ego, else she would not be in a cold war with Xie Jing Xing for that long. For her to take the initiative and fawn, it made Xie Jing Xing surprised.

He squinted his eyes and asked, “Did you do something behind my back?”

“En.” Shen Miao nodded her head seriously.

“Is it related with Pei Lang?” Xie Jing Xing’s expression got cold.

Shen Miao took a deep breath. She felt that one could not indulge this conduct of Xie Jing Xing. Just what was he thinking? After resuming her normal look, she asked, “Are you going or not?”

Before Xie Jing Xing could speak about her changing temperament, one heard a voice from behind, “Go then.”

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67 responses

  1. Shen Miao: Let’s go out.
    XJX: (Processing…) (Processing…) Go out? (Processing…) [Shen Miao’s never like this. What’s going on with her?]
    Shen Miao: Are we going or not?
    Interruptus Somebody-ius: Go then.

    Heh.

    Thanks for the bittersweet chapter, zaza! 🙂

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  2. Finally! The Cold War between them dissipated. Every chapter that had them apart was so excruciating to me. I just loooove them together and it was so sweet. Thank you so much for the chapter.

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    • Yup that’s right! Love their sweet interactions^^ thanks for the chap as well zaza^^
      Btw, XJX and hak 4EVER! U choose a really nice pick 😮 😊

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  3. after all, we could see our hero with his fears, insecurities and weakness.
    💔💔😔😔
    poor XJX, this time he was who suffer waiting his beloved wake up

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  4. The so called ‘Chi Yan Taoist Priest’ had bid farewell to the residence of Prince Ding this morning and even took a good grade antique vase along, saying that it was a thank you gift.

    Prince Rui…

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  5. after all, we could see our hero with his fears, insecurities and weakness.

    poor XJX, this time he was who suffer waiting his beloved wake up

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  6. Aww.. Our prince couldn’t believe with change of temperament of our empress
    ..💕💕💕 must be full of confusion…

    This time the real Fireworks.. The promise in the last lifetime and finnaly gonna fulfilled it in this lifetime..

    Thanks for the chapter

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  7. awww my heart ❤️
    I need more! SM finally opens up to XJX and being kind of flirty and yet innocent and cute (人◕ω◕)

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  8. Maybe Shen Miao will let XJX know about her past lifetime sometime in the future. Then they will launch an all-out attack to FXY and Mei Furen. Can’t wait for it.

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  9. The after effect of having unrequited love for so long. He cant believe when SM being intimate with him 💕

    Aw they’re so cute 😆
    I can see lovely chapters coming. Finally XJX will get his wish fulfilled ❤️

    Thank u zaza

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  10. Thank you for translating this story! I really appreciate your work zaza san! Omg, the story begins to unveil! Can’t wait for the cheezy moment!
    worship xjx and sm!

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  11. Melted and delurked XD
    Awww they are so aligned!
    SM: “There was no need to speak of any of the questions that were not asked. Many things had vanished at that moment, including questions and including answers.” I read this as she’s ready to move on from being shackled by the past, and onwards to the future :’)

    XJX: *wish for a baby* see, he had been vey curious about her secrets and could’ve asked to know them instead. Instead, he chose to focus on their future instead of her past. <3<3

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  12. One thing first: this Mei furen is a real bitch even trying to totally destroy Shen Miao after her death. She deserves every punishment she will get.

    And poor XJX usually he is the one who fawns and acts frivously but now his wife is taking the initiative leaving him total speachless. I hope Shen Miao doesn’t overdo it least XJX gets scared of her 😉

    And I can’t wait to see our couple acting all lovey dovey in front of the emperor and his court. Now that is something I really want to see.

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    • She is, but the moral of the story is her viciousness turned against her.

      She even dared to blame FXY for being unreliable… when it was her own self that toyed him to the extent of becoming a puppet and overpowered her son to the extent he turned againts his own father for the throne.

      She made her own bed.

      The only bad thing about it is the lives that costed.

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  13. Eeehhh hahah hearts everywhere, XJX be ready for the new Shen Miao, you are so lucky dude, same as SM is lucky to have you. You both deserve each other.

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  14. Cmon make the babys hahahhaha… After sad chapter before. I finnaly read
    this love chapter ..thankyu zaza..
    Xjx plise dont be too jealous.. Our empress love u ah.. And who voice from behind?? Hmm its misterius..
    Cant wait for the next chapter zaza.. Love u so much.. Hahah
    💕💕💕😘😘😘

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  15. While we are getting ready for the long expected snu snu, here is some food for thoughts.

    Prince Ding is very cunning… Not including Prince Rui, he is the most scheming person in ming qi.. He hoodwinks his father the emperor, his blood brothers, officials and even people of the country… He is proven long sighted when he secretly recruits exceptional talents from the examinations.. He is ruthless proven by the jail he build underground for his prisoners… He is crafty enough to marry the great general’s daughter and thereby getting the huge support from the army… Now when such an talented yet ruthless prince becomes the Emperor of a nation, how can it be destroyed this easily? The young Shen Miao may be clumsy but when she became his wang fei and later the empress, prince Ding must have seen how hard working his wife is. For a person who likes to be surrounded by talented individuals, his queen’s progress must have thoroughly pleased him… I mean with such a Loving Empress, with such a powerful army backing, along with the talented and loyal strategist Pei Lang, he could have reigned Ming Qi for a long time and made it a powerful nation… Yet he colluded with the second and third house…

    By the time Great Liang came for war, Ming Qi was already ruined. The only big variable that could change Prince Ding’s fate by this much degree must only be Mei Furen. Ever since her entry, his killed his own son and daugher, destroyed his main weapon, the shen family, imprisoned and killed his Empress and lost his most valuable strategist… I mean he single handedly pulled down all the powerful pillars that his empire his built on… Using her charm to imprison every men and women, using some kind of witch craft where she can absorb the empress’s life, Mei Furen is the real villain of this novel. We can assume she must have done something to Prince Ding which turned him muddle headed. If we are hating on him because of what he did to Shen Miao and her family, then the rightful owner of that hate is Mei Furen, which in turn leads to the Ye family.

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    • You think he wouldn’t have destroyed the Shen family? No, it was said before that this father and son had really suspicious personalities and if the Shen family single handedly were the most powerful, he wouldn’t be able to stand it with his type of character. He would do anything to be the most powerful and so that no ONE rises above him, whatsoever.

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    • I also found that very weird and suspicious. FYX’s character, always so cunning and scheming…I find it difficult to believe that, just for a beautiful woman, he became a muddle headed emperor. So i also think that Mei Furen’s witchcraft had something to do with that.

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    • In earlier chapters it was often stated that Prince Ding detested Shen Miao because he hates stupid people. And it seems he never overcame his bias. Plus his mother was just as bad squeezing favors out of Shen Miao left and right (for example she choose a seondary consort just a few monts after the marriage). He was just using her and although Shen Miao grew to be a good empress and her chilldren seem to have been talented the prince never cared. And Mei furen was able to play the role of the total opposite of Shen Miao that prince Ding seems to have been blinded by his own vanity. Pei Lang tried to warn him several times to no avail. So he has only himself to blame for the downfall of his realm.

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      • I still don’t understand. FXY was horribly cold and cruel and he deserved what he got but for someone who was always described as intelligent and cunning, I’m surprised that he became such a terrible emperor. What surprise me the most is that, at the end, his empire was practically in Mei Furen’s (and brother) hands.

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    • Actually it is not so strange at all, because everybody has a weakness and own nemesis.
      And one shouldn’t underestimate the power of love/infatuation.
      I don’t believe in witchcraft and superstition… FXY just never was in love with SM and love is not to be forced. Perhaps he was indeed deeply in love with Mei Furen.
      Bad choice, indeed. But it’s just the equal bad choice made by the past SM.
      They both simply loved and give their devotion the wrong person.
      Many smart people have done stupid things for the sake of love.
      The past FXY and SM are not the only one.
      How many leaders are led to downfall because of the influence of a lady?!!
      The term: “a beauty that could topple down a nation/destroy a city” must have come from something, right?!
      It’s not just popping ouy for no reason.
      Additionally, he already kept prejudice towards SM since the beginning and he had married her only to use her from the start, no affection at all…not even a friendship nor respect. That’s why he could be that indifferent.
      Whether FXY would still fall in love with MFR agaim in this lifetime…we could just observe 😊.
      Different path that is token, would lead into different result.

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  16. “Xie Jing Xing, do you have any wishes?”

    This is so like her, never wanting to be indebted to anyone, not even her husband. I laughed when I did this as it sums up this entire novel perfectly.

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  17. I love this chapter!

    Shen Miao’s heart is finally freed but XJX can’t seem to follow her train of thought anymore haha

    I think that XJX’s wish was his true wish but he was probably planning to take it back because he probably didn’t expect Shen Miao to agree. That feeling that you say something but because of the other person’s reaction, you just try to pass it as a joke to avoid embarrassment or some negativity. Hahahahaha but Shen Miao said ALRIGHT! and XJX now became speechless hahaha his teasing backfired a million times. It’s fun seeing him at a loss for words

    That aside, I think XJX was really sweet here:

    “One appreciate your kindness. Your health is not recovered yet so don’t torment yourself.”

    AWWWWEEEEE ❤

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  18. XJX must’ve been shocked to death when SM agreed. He probably didn’t think she would agree and start arguing with him 🤣🤣🤣

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