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Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage: Chapter 231 (Part 3)

I think everyone is looking forward to this chapter… 😛

Chapter 231: Return Of An Old Friend (Part 3)

When Empress Xian De spoke about this matter to Shen Miao, she even joked with her, “At the end the person who is leading the troops is your husband, why till now there is not a single nervousness from you at all?”

Shen Miao smiled gently, “This official wife naturally trust His Highness.” Xie Jing Xing was actually a very sly person. It was Ye Mei’s ability to successfully gotten the military map, with the mistakes, onto Fu Xiu Yi’s hand and gotten Fu Xiu Yi to believe it. However Xie Jing Xing role in it was not small at all.

At the beginning of the war, Xie Jing Xing had been winning and losing lightly, letting Fu Xiu Yi taste some sweetness. Actually, even during those wins, the Qin country and Ming Qi did not benefit greatly but gave others a wrong feeling, that the Qin Qi alliance was very strong.

As this went, Fu Xiu Yi would increasingly trust the things that Ye Mei provided. Even though Great Liang won a few rounds after that, it was only accidental in Fu Xiu Yi’s eyes. He had ignored that the battles that Xie Jing Xing lost were all not important lands and those areas that he won was little but critical. IF one looked even carefully, it was as if it all lined up and there was a faint trend to it.

However Fu Xiu Yi and Emperor Qin would not notice this point because they had some wins in the recent few battles and the Great Liang’s troops seemed to be in a low morale and thus their fights became fiercer, is if one could beat the other based on the atmosphere.

Therefore thirteen mounts of You Zhou was particularly important for Fu Xiu Yi. Now from the military map that Shen Miao direw, Fu Xiu Yi seemed to be cautiously arranging his troops according to it.

Nothing was more enjoyable that this news. The more manpower and financial resources Fu Xiu Yi poured into it, the greater the final blow would be. Xie Jing Xing seemed to have created a gambler. First let him win a little and the winning and losing made the gamble feel that one’s luck was good and so was one’s skill. At the end when the gambler’s heart became daring placed all the wealth in his hands, he would not be slow to pull the net back and capture everything in one swop. Naturally the gamble would lose everything and even one’s blood.

Fu Xiu Yi has started to fall into the trap. As for the Emperor of Qin country, he was more cautious than Fu Xiu Yi or perhaps he had other arrangements in thirteen mounts of You Zhou. However once Fu Xiu Yi’s side start suffering defeat, what was happening with the Qin country was no longer important to Xie Jing Xing. It was as if a gap was opened and each was broken into, thus the subsequent things are much easier.

Luo Tan reached out and carefully placed on Shen Miao’s lower abdomen, “Unfortunately the news of the thirteen mounts of You Zhou only reached now. Howevere this little person is growing very fast.”

Shen Miao looked down at her belly. The period of eight months passed so calmly. It seemed no different from normal days. Even if there was a war, she could face it with a peaceful attitude. It was only because of her family and loved one’s trust and also because she understood that there was a little life that was growing with her.

As a mother, one would become braver and stronger, to be able to take up responsibility and kept one’s mind steady.

Just as she was chatting with Empress Xian De, Tao GuGu rushed in from outside. She seemed to be somewhat anxious but there was an unconcealable look of happiness in her face as she said with a smile, “Congratulations to Your Ladyship. Congratulations to WangFei. The court in front had send the news from the thirteen mounts of You Zhou, His Highness has won!”

“Really?” Empress Xian De stood up at once. She had always been calm and steady but was slightly helpless.

Tao GuGu nodded her head fiercely, “His Majesty is very happy and is currently giving general amnesty to the world.”

“The Heavens has blessed!” Luo Tan put both hands together and muttered.

The thirteen mounts of You Zhou was conquered and good news were sent. What did it meant? This meant that this battle that lasteted for half a year would perhaps be able to become peaceful not too long after. The soldiers would be able to return hom and at the other side, this chaotic land under Heavens would be united and perhaps the grand design would become true in the near future.

Shen Miao caressed her lower abdomen and her heart was filled with joy. She knew that Xie Jing Xing could do it.

Tao GuGu looked at Shen Miao with a smile, “WangFei do not need to be anxious. His Highness the Prince had instructed people to bring a letter over. In a while the letter would be passed to you by the messenger.”

“Really make one enviousl.” Empress Xian De teased Shen Miao, “Don’t send a letter to BenGong and the Emperor and just think of one’s wife. It is just an empty name of brotherhood.”

Luo Tan also said, “Yes. Yes. Really don’t know how to take other people’s feelings into consideration.”

“Young Lady Luo need not be disappointed.” Tao GuGu saw that there was a happy atmosphere and in a rare occation continued speaking, “There is also a letter for you, it seemed that the Young Master of the Gao family hand instructed people to send over.”

Luo Tan wondered, “Gao Yang? For what reason does he send me the letter for?”

Shen Miao and Empress Xian De looked at one another before shaking their head while smiling.

The good news about thirteen mounts of You Zhou had made the entire Long Ye filled with joy. Emperor Yong Le had also unprecedentedly held a Palace banquet, which had not be held for a long time, making it very lively.

Shen Miao did not participate this Palace banquet.

First reason ws that the news of her pregnancy was not spread out. She had been living in the Palace and although there were some speculations outside, Empress Xian De protected her very well. Afterwards when people’s interest slowly died down, they were no longer curious. Second reason was that it was not suitable for the currently pregnant Shen Miao to attend as it would not be good if something happened in the middle.

Moreover, she wanted to return earlier to red Xie Jing Xing’s letter.

Ever since the battle situation become astounding and worrison, Xie Jing Xing’s letter would not be oftenly sent over. Most likely sending this letter would also be troublesome as he did not send her any letter for the past two months.

Shen Miao opened the letter up.

There was nothing special with the letter. It was written that he was doing well and praised his own achievements before commenting on how worthless Fu Xiu Yi was. He said that other than Fu Xiu Yi having some means in the matter of the heir apparent, he was a mess in terms of ruling the country. The courts of Ming Qi was so chaotic that there was no need to worry at all.

He then mentioned Mei Furen.

It was said that Fu Xiu Yi had held Mei Furen up very highly that there were people in Ming Qi court that were discussing it. Mei Furen previously could be said that the Inner Palace was weaving in. However in some short months, she could enter and exit Fu Xiu Yi’s Imperial Study at will. Fu Xiu Yi did not seem to regard her as only a beauty but also an auspicious General. Even some of the ‘victory’ battles were all due to Ye Mei.

Currently in the courts of Ming Qi, Ye Mei was able to get whatever she wanted. Other than Fu Xiu Yi, she did not take anyone into consideration. Fu Xiu Yi also indulged her, on one hand, he felt that she was beautiful and intelligent, on the other an it was because of Ye Mei’s abilities.

It was just that when Xie Jing Xing spoke of those, there were ridicule in his words and directly took Fu Xiu Yi as an idiot. Not mentioning that, he was still full of arrogance and said that everything was prepared and he was only waiting for the other party to get themselves caught in the net. After the win of thirteen mounts of You Zhou, one thought that there would not be necessary for him to take action at Ding capital side as one feared that Ye Mei would be tortured to death by Fu Xiu Yi. Fu Xiu Yi was not considered broadminded. He had previously personally praised Ye Mei as the ‘Auspicious General’ in front of the court officials and this ‘Auspicious General’ now made him suffer a disadvantage in the most critical battle so how would Fu Xiu Yi be willing to let it go.

Of course, Xie Jing Xing also arranged an especially interesting thing. He let it out that Ye Mei was a spy of Great Liang and the purpose she came to Ding capital and got close to Fu Xiu Yi so that she could be a chess piece for Great Liang. Fu Xiu Yi could never tolerate betrayal so naturally he would put in all efforts.

Looking at Xie Jing Xing’s handwriting, Shen Miao was almost able to see of him lazily writing with a look of rejoice in other’s misfortune.

She folded the papter but felt that there was something else in the envelope. Sure enough, two red beans rolled out from inside.

Red beans that inspire the memory of one’s love.

He did not write words of yearning in the letter but use two red beans to proof that he did not forget Shen Miao for a moment. One did not know if he was putting on airs or being childish.

After thinking about it, Shen Miao took out a sachet from the side and placed the two red beans carefully inside.

“The fifth letter.” She said.

*****

Ming Qi. Ding Capital. The Imperial Palace.

In the dark gloomy dungeons, there were suffocating atmosphere everywhere that seemed to be mixed with something else, making one nauseating.

At the innermost part of the jail, there was a female sitting naken on the floor. Both of her hands were cuffed to the walls and both legs were immersed in ice cold sewage water. There were a few fat mice that were in the sewage water that would call to her legs and gnaw her toes. The flesh and blood of some of the toes were already blurred and the scent of blood seemed to attrct those hungry crazy mice and the more they gnawed.

To watch as one’s own body was being eating by mice, not only female, even males would go crazy. But this female did not make a noise. Only she herself knew that it was not because she did not want to scream but one’s throat was already hoarse and scream would only gain a worser torture.

This female was no one bu Ye Mei.

In a few short days, it was as if one had fallen from Heavens to Hell. Ye Mei had never thought that she would have such a day that death would be better off than living. She totally did not expect that Fu Xiu Yi was a heartless person.

She only knew about the defeat of the thirteen mounts of You Zhou, her heart started to feel uncomfortable. But she felt that base on her intelligence, she had not necessarily reached the worst point and perhaps could still hold onto Fu XIu Yi. However Fu Xiu Yi did not give her any opportunity at all. He was scarily vicious and direcly capture Ye Mei in front of the consorts of the Inner Palace and brought her to prison.

Afterwards she was tortured till today to force her to speak of the tasks that Great Liang assigned to her.

Ye Mei indeed did not know what was going home and hoped to explain herself. However her appearance was no longer her weapon as from the first day she entered the prison, Fu Xiu Yi hatefuly instructed other to use the red hot iron to burn both of her cheeks.

One of her eyes was burned by it and since there were no medical treatments in the dungeons, she went blind.

Ye Mei was never afraid. She did not fear a hopeless environment and was not afraid of how bad a situation could be. Even if she was trampled by other now, she would still be as vigorous and stubborn like weeds. The only thing that she was afraid of was her appearance because it was her only eternal weapon.

This weapon had no disadvantages and with it, one would be able to survive in a hopeless environment, reverse a bad situation, step on the person who trampled her and live with ease. However once her appearance was destroyed, she would lose the ability to make others feel bonded to her and matters would be hopeless.

She indeed felt the hopelessness and even lost her fighting spirits. She felt that no matter what noise she came out when the mice gnaw on her toes would not make a single change.

A blind person whose cheeks were burnt. She could imagine of how terrible her appearance was. She could seduce others to give up their lives as the world had no shortage of such people since people would even lose their lives to pick the flowers by the cliffs. How that the fresh flowers had become wild weeds, moreover this weed is filled with scars, who would use one’s life to pick?

Fu Xiu Yi was really vicious. He was entangled with Ye Mei for so long and perhaps he understood Ye Mei’s abilities and simply destroyed Ye Mei’s appearance so that she could not do anything.

Ye Mei felt so much hate!

The footsteps were heard coming in from outside and the air of the dungeons felt particially fresh.

She used some effort to twist her neck and use her only working eye to look outside.

Fu Xiu Yi was standing outside.

He said coldly, “Ye Mei, Zhen will give you one last chance to say whatever you know.”

“What does ChenQie knos?” Ye Mei asked. She still called herself as ‘ChenQie’, as if by doing so, she could still prove that she was still Fu Xiu Yi’s favoured consort and was like a fish in water in the Inner Palace.

Fu Xiu Yi frowned hatefully and seemingly disgusted by her ugly appearance, he turned his head away, “Zhen had already investigate everything clearly. You are a spy from Great Liang so you should have a channel to communicate with them.”

Ye Mei laughed loudly.

Her laughter was hoarse and she no longer had a pleasing voice but instead somewhat pierceful one. She did not know why did Fu Xiu Yi said that she was a spy. Perhaps Fu Xiu Yi gave himself an excuse for losing the batter. He had deployed his troops incorrectly and wanted to push all blames onto her.

She said, “No matter what ChenQie says, Your Majesty is unwilling to believe so if ChenQie talk about the channel, would Your Majesty believe it or not? Or does Your Majesty think that it is this Chen Qie who is lying?”

“Say it and Zhen would bestow your body to be intact.” Fu Xiu Yi said coldly.

Ye Mei laughed. Now when she laughed, her appearance look so horrible like she was a ghost but she still did not feel it and said like she was holding a dagger, “Your Majesty, this transaction is just too horrible. What kind of term is bestowing one’s body to be intact? If Your Majesty speak about giving ChenQie a route to live and think of ways to treat the injuries on ChenQie’s face, ChenQie could take it into consideration and speak of what ChenQie knows.”

Fu Xiu Yi was not angry but laughed, “The people who betrayed Zhen would not be alive!”

“So Your Majesty might as well kill ChenQie then?” Ye Mei said, “One had heard that Rui WangFei was initially deep in love with Your Majesty and even pursued but Your Majesty treated her cold and frosty. Afterwards the matter died off.”

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52 responses

  1. Lovely, the “winner” in the previous life mocks the “prince” whose only claim to fame was that Shen Miao supported him.

    FXY would have been road kill in the previous world without Shen Miao, it was her effort and her sacrifice that propelled him to victory. Thus it’s wonderful karma that in this world, without her support, he is going to end up as a war trophy dragged before Shen Miao, the Empress of the World.

    Ye Me is a pitiable character, unlike everyone else that Shen Miao dispatched. She at least fought Shen Miao openly, as opposed to the shifty people that pretended to be friends with Shen Miao while sliding the knife into her back, as such, while putting her down is similar to putting down a rabid dog, one can at least pity Ole Yellow. She at least is going down with her pride intact.

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    • Ye Mei fought with Shen Miao openly? No, she is often used other hands to get what her wants. She even used Pei Lang to get Shen Miao blood for some black magic, so she can have fake Empress destiny. I don’t think she deserve our pity or Shen Miao pity.

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      • I think what she meant was the fact that she was not pretending to be SM’s friend or good sister. It was always clear that they were arch enemy in the harem.
        So it makes her slightly more straightforwarder than SM’s other enemies… Her maternal cousins and aunties were all pretending to be nice so that she was becoming that naive and easily bullied.
        If we talk abiut the schemes, Ye mei is naturally the most dangerous enemy indeed.

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    • She absolutely did not fight against her “openly.” She always pretended to be kind while plotting to have her assassinated or framing her. The main reason she failed was because Shen Miao knew her character from her previous life.

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    • I think you misunderstood something, she wasn’t openly fighting Shen Miao but because shen miao knew her in the past, she knows how Ye Mei think, don’t you remember how Ye Mei came out of nowhere and how she act innocent and all to gain pity and attention? If Shen Miao didn’t know her in the past I bet shen miao won’t even know how she’ll die.

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    • Uhh…

      One has to lie on the bed they make…
      Ye Mei dug her own grave, everything she did is her own responsibility…

      Pity that she killed her own biological brother just because he’s a hindrance?
      That she ‘killed’ the innocent YHG just to prevent outsiders from knowing her plans? That she killed two innocent children by using not-so-open schemes in their past lives? That she used the honest merchant who was just blinded by love only to reach her peak?

      It’s not bias towards the protagonists… It’s just her own machinations, that’s all…

      Alright… I guess she’s pitiable…

      A pity that she thought so highly of herself, thinking she’s a goddess and everyone were just dung…

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      • Ye Mei opened up the reality that FXY wanted to forget. She wanted to hurt FXY too. Good job Ye Mei….you both were so in love to hurt each other to prove your love.

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    • Uhh…

      One has to lie on the bed they make…
      Ye Mei dug her own grave, everything she did is her own responsibility…

      Pity that she killed her own biological brother just because he’s a hindrance?
      That she ‘killed’ the innocent YHG just to prevent outsiders from knowing her plans? That she killed two innocent children by using not-so-open schemes in their past lives? That she used the honest merchant who was just blinded by love only to reach her peak?

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      • It’s not bias towards the protagonists… It’s just her own machinations, that’s all…

        Alright… I guess she’s pitiable…

        A pity that she thought so highly of herself, thinking she’s a goddess and everyone were just dung…

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    • Well, FXY did become road kill. He and Mei Furen after SM died remember the chapter depicting the past.
      When SM was still alive MinQi was still a bit fine, only after she died that everything started to go downhill for MinQi.
      I remember it said the Crown Prince was a wastrel, the Emperor was a fool, I don’t remember what was said about the Empress (MeiFuren) but it certainly is something not good.

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  2. Thank you for the chapter. I’m always looking forward to every chapter. Now that we reached this point, it always hideous oh how the imperial family deal with people who betrayed them but I think she deserved it. Our empress and Prince Rui are really a great schemer. Cannot wait to finished this but sad to part with it as well. One might enjoy it while it last. Absolutely going to re-read this once it’s done.

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  3. A fitting end to Mei Furen. It would have been better if Qiao Qiao was there to watch the whole process. Now that we know Mei Furen’s ending, I wonder what will FXY ending be. I hope it is not a sword thru the 💓. That would be a big let down if that’s how it ends. I would think having our Qiao Qiao there to tell him to his face the WHY would be the greatest ending to this novel.
    Anyway I kinda if sad now that this novel us coming to an end as I yet to find one that is as good as this……

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  4. A fitting end to Mei Furen albeit a bit ghastly. It would have been better if Qiao Qiao was there to witness it. I wonder what would FXY ending be I hope it is not just a sword thru the heart. Whatever, before he passes, I hope he hears from Shen Miao as to the WHY his downfall was strategically planned. That would be the bestest and greatest ending to this novel.
    Once again a big thank you to Zaza for not giving up and translating till the end. Hmmm…. I kinda of feeling sad that I yet to find another novel as good as this.

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  5. She wanted to dig up old flame of Fu Xiuyi, but what can he do to shen miao when she’s currently far away? Maybe, she think he’s some good feeling toward Shen Miao or her purpose is to make thing difficult for Shen’s family? All in all, Ye Mei is a villian to the bone.

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  6. Very satisfied with this ending😎😎 humphh, finally fxy and ym know who the winner are😈😈 when fxy bestow ym with intact corpse, i feel de javu and happy that ym get what she deserves for make shen miao lives miserable in previous live..

    And for our lovely couple XJX and SM, i wonder XJX’s reaction when he back home and find himself has become a daddy😍😍😍

    Thanks for the chapter😊😊😊

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  7. Bah, what’s the use mentioning jiao2 now? So that fxy knows what scum he really is? Lol, Ye Mei sure knows how to spread acid on her enemy’s wound

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  8. I can imagine XJX coming home to be greeted with “Hello honey i have a suprise for you!” and he falls over stunned 🙂

    And Ye Mei well that is quite the gruesome ending. At least Shen Miao was “only” strangled to death. in her previous life. And mentioning her now won’T save you. Shen Miao’s family is now far away from the reach of Fu Xiu Yi and she herself is also far away. The only thing it could change is that Fu Xiu Yi will guess what really happened but it is too late.

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    • 😦 but Shen Miao lost both children in her first life cycle because of this woman. No matter how tortuous FXY use to make sure YM feel like living hell, being disgraced and schemed against her own children to death is more painful. Not to mention, FXY treated YM as a pearl before, but Shen Miao always treated as dust, used for military purpose and politic too. Although it’s PL that triggered the cause of Shen family’s endline, at least he made an amend. She, YM, is being tortured slowly to death is a fair price since in both life she is still the same vicious woman who only think her own merit and dare to cause people to death. So it’s not [gruesome ending], it is a [fair ending] *smile* it’s the only moment I love FXY for being good man 😀

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  9. Ha…what’s the point of implicating our empress? What can this pitiful “emperor ” do? He can’t touch our empress, XJX wouldn’t allow it. Plus his own downfall is cometh upon him soon, I’m curious how xjx will kill this new emperor in this lifetime. Last time he did the whole arrows to the heart thing to honour her but this time its different. I hope FXY learns about the past life, not so he can reborn but to see exactly how he lost the game. Why he only won because of our empress and without her he is nothing. I want him to eat his regret while dying a painful death.

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  10. “So Your Majesty might as well kill ChenQie then?” Ye Mei said, “One had heard that Rui WangFei was initially deep in love with Your Majesty and even pursued but Your Majesty treated her cold and frosty. Afterwards the matter died off.”

    *table slap*
    You just HAD TO push his buttons!
    You’ve crossed his line and now he won’t really ‘kill’ you…
    At least not so easily…
    SM and XJX had been FXY’s taboo words…
    Aiya~ He must be thinking of how SM and XJX both schemed together and cut some of his arms…
    FXY wants everything under his control, and the fact that SM, whom he thought was just an ordinary stone, and someone whom he could just use and throw when useless, was actually a rare and brilliant gem!
    Regretful now, FXY?

    *burns candles for ‘pitiful’ Mei Furen*

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  11. Can someone recommend me other novels that are as good as this one, please? Becuase I haven’t been able to find one yet!!!
    I am so sad this one is ending soon 😭😭😭

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    • There is one. The title is BLACL BELLIED PRINCE’S STUNNED NG ABANDONED CONSORT. However the translator iss as slow as a slug. It went hiatus in year 2017 and I just saw a few chapters being updated this year. The novel consist of 888 chapters so I won’t be surprised if the translator went hiatus yet again. If you can read Chinese then by all means pick it up. You won’t be disappointed. I just wish Zaza would take up and translate. That would really make my days bright and sunny.

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  12. *flip table* -Damn seriously.. why didnt this b*tch die already.. trying to muddy the water again & again.. hope shen miao can pass this hurdle..

    *thanks 4 the chap

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  13. I am just wondering how Fu Xiu Yi who is so ambitious and clever in plotting to get the throne be so useless when he has become an Emperor. How is it that he does not know how to govern the country properly that it has ended up in chaos?

    If that is the case it is better for the citizens to be under Great Liang.

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    • SM did say before she would rather the country be in the Great Liang’s hands as they treat their citizens better and are doing much better. This made XJX felt really lucky that the lady he fell for had such a broad mind to be able to see the big picture.

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    • That only goes to show his brain which has always busy with tue shady stuff is no good for good stuff. That being said was he ‘actually’ smart and clever during the fight for throne though? I mean doesn’t he have a bunch of ‘talents’ around him who he seeks advice from? I think the only thing he is good at is snooping around for info and recruiting talents to be honest.

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  14. “Zhen will bestow you with a complete corpse”it feels so good to see these familiar words said to MEI FUREN but seriously as vicious as FXY may be he is really stupid

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  15. “She (Ye Mei) totally did not expect that Fu Xiu Yi was a heartless person.”

    Really, Ye Mei, really? Of all things, you didn’t see THAT coming??

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  16. I am such a sadist 😂 I actually smiled when I read Ye Mei being tortured by FXY. Now we just need FXY ending.

    On another note, XJX and SM is sooooo cute, can’t wait to see their baby 😍

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