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Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage: Chapter 231 (Part 5)

Chapter 231: Return Of An Old Friend (Part 5)

Empress Xian De suddenly thought of something and said, “Tomorrow one would dig up the two earthern jugs of snow wine that I buried under the plum trees last year. It would most probably be very fragrant when it is open. Your Majesty should come with me and at the same time bury this year’s one in. WangFei and Young Lady Luo should also come. After digging it out, let us go to Cui Hu Pavilion in the evening to drink and appreciate the lotus flowers while tasting the snow wine.”

Luo Tan was gluttonous so naturally she agreed to it. Shen Miao also nodded her head but Emperor Yong Le was somewhat helpless. Empress Xian De only had nterest in brewing tea and wine so when she was happy, she was like a child. But at the end he nodded his head. When Empress Xian De saw it, she was very satisfied and continued eating while chatting with Shen Miao on some interesting matters.

The next day happened to be a sunny day. Summer usually came earlier in Long Ye but fortunately the mornings were the coolest so Shen Maio and Luo Tan went over early. Shen Miao was heavily pregnant and could not accompany Empress Xian De to dig out personally. Luo Tan was loud and had big movements thus fearing that she would mess things up, Empress Xian De and Tao GuGu dug it up.

Emperor Yong Le said, “Quickly get up, it is not good to hurt one’s hands.”

“In the past years it had always been ChenQie and Tao GuGu that dug out together.” Empress Xian De’s forehead had beads of sweat shimmering but she was in all smiles when she continued, “Snow wine had to be personally dug out for it to taste fragrant. In the future if Your Majesty have interest, one can also personally bury one and dig one out, then one would know how it is experienced.” When she spoke, she and Tao GuGu had dug out another jar.

Emperor Yong Le suddenly frowned and paused before pressing his chest in silence.

Empress Xian De carried one of the earthern jug. That jug was particularly small and adorable thus one did not need much effort to carry it. She did not find it dirty and did not fear that the soil would get onto her clothes, as if one was carrying a treasure, she lifted it to Emperor Yong Le and unblugged the jug under Emperor Yong Le’s nose and asked, “May His Majesty smell if it is fragrant or not?”

“It is very fragrant.” Emperor Yong Le said with a frown.

Empress Xian De looked at him, “Is Your Majesty not find it good? Else why would there be such an expression? Could it be that it had gone bad?” She was somewhat suspicious and went to smell it.

Emperor Yong Le smiled gently and just as he was about to speak, his eyes went black and he missed a step and fell down!

“Your Majesty!” Empress Xian De jumped in shock and the little jug of snow wine fell onto the ground. The grangrant aroma was mixed with the debris, making the area smell lightly bitter.

“Quick call the Imperial Physician!” Shen Miao quickly instructed but there was an inauspicious hunch that rang in her heart.

*****

The gauze was put down and the master of the Gao family had finally arrived.

This was Gao Yang’s grandfather, Gao Zhan.

The Gao family was a lineage of family that practiced medication and was also quite famous in Long Ye. Among the youngest generation in the Gao family, Gao Yang’s medical skills was the most outstanding one he was one that was restless and wholeheartedly wanted to enter officialdom. The Gao family’s leader saw that he was so stubborn and thus simply drove him out of the Gao residence. Empress Xian De was sympathetic to Gao Yang’s talents and afterwards arranged him to head to Ming Qi and become Xie Jing Xing’s good friend and also assisting Xie Jing Xing.

At the beginning Emperor Yong Le’s poison was discovered by Gao Zhan himself. If it was not Gao Zhan that had such high level of medical skills, Emperor Yong Le would not have lived for so many years. However the curse of thirty five years had passed and those who knew felt that it was a miracle but this miracle was not easy to create.

Gao Zhan shook his head towards Empress Xian De.

Empress Xian De’s tears suddenly fell.

Luo Tan did not follow but Shen Miao was present. Upon seeing Empress Xian De tearing, Shen Miao’s heart was sour. Those with clear eyes knew clearly what Empress Xian De’s feelings towards Emperor Yong Le. Moreover Emperor Yong Le was not an unfeeling Emperor. Both of them were introverted but deeply affectionate. Once they lost one, it must be a fatal blow to the other.

“Gentleman.” Empress Xian De suppressed her sobs and said, “His Majesty… How long does His Majesty have?”

Gao Zhan saw everything and sighed deeply, “At most, one month.”

“How can it…” Shen Miao was shocked.

“The Emperor’s illness was accumulated since the early years. In this one year, the toxicity had already invaded the internal organs and he is currently supported by his own sheer will. The Emperor had bore a lot of pain and it is very strong to last till now.” Gao Zhan said, “This old one had had previously seen the Emperor’s sickness. The Emperor is a tough person and bore too much. Even now he is still maintaining his strength. If Your Ladyship have a heart, do persuade His Majesty. He had walk too difficulty and now is suffering too much. He had planned for other for an entire lifetime and sometimes one has to be selfish.” He then bowed to Empress Xian De and spoke solemnly, “These days, may Your Ladyship accompany His Majesty well.”

After Gao Zhan left, Shen Miao wanted to console Empress Xian De but she did not know where to start.

In the matter of pain, it would be no avail for others to comfort. The blade was not at oneself thus one would not be able to feel the pain. People would console lightly for a few sentences like it could solve everything. But it was not always the case.

Empress Xian De forced a smile and said, “You go back first. BenGong… BenGong is good.”

Shen Miao did not say anything and only told her to take care of her health before withdrawing.

Upon returning to her room, she could not help but caress her abdomen and open a sachet on the table.

The red beans looked smooth and whole.

There were so many separantion in life and death in this world. One moment a person was smiling with joy and collapsed the net moment. Heavens was too cruel and was not willing to give humans a good time and good luck. One could only depend on oneself.

She would protect her lover and her loved ones.

*****

Empress Xian De sat in front of the bed as Emperor Yong Le had woken up.

She looked down deep in thought and her face was so gentle that it was as if time had turned back and everything was at the beginning.

“Jing Zhen.” Emperor Yong Le opened his mouth to speak.

Empress Xian De recovered to her senses and looked at him, “The Emperor has woken. Does one feel uncomfortable anywhere?”

“No.” Emperor Yong Le shook his head.

Both of them were silent for a while before Emperor Yong Le spoke, “Jing Zhen, Zhen do not have much time left.”

Empress Xian De looked at him without speaking.

“Zhen…” He paused before continuing, “It seems that one cannot accompany you to bury snow wine this winter.”

“Even though one had smashed a jug, there is another jug. If Your Majesty does not despise, one can find a cool day to go to Cui Hu Pavilion. ChenQie is wiling to drink with Your Majesty. It is just that there is no share with WangFei and the rest. The scenary at Cui Hu Pavilion is very good as the lotus flowers that bloom this year is…” It was like Empress Xian De did not hear Emperor Yong Le’s words at all and continued speaking by herself.

“Jing Zhen.” Emperor Yong Le interrupted her words, “Zhen cannot accompany you anymore.”

His face was pale but it was as beautiful and flawless as before. However there was none of the domineering and coldness of an Emperor but instead was like some noble gentleman. However he was very thin, very weak and looked very sad.

Empress Xian De turned her head and Emperor Yong Le was unable to see her expression and only hear her voice like it was a mist. However it made one’s heart sour as she said, “Your Majesty is always so heartless and unwilling to deceive ChenQie for even one sentence. This is also true. This is a beautiful dream and now one should wake up.”

Emperor Yong Le hesitated before speaking, “Sorry.”

“Your Majesty need not apologise to ChenQie as there is nothing to be sorry about. ChenQie will live one’s own life and it would not have anything to do with His Majesty.” Empress Xian De said, “Just now Gentleman Gao had came over and told ChenQie that His Majesty had been struggling for this one year. ChenQie want to ask why did Your Majesty do so? Why endure the pain with such difficulty?”

“For Great Liang.” Emperor Yong Le said, “Zhen want to see XIe Yuan conquer the Emire and protect Great Liang. Zhen want to see the day where everything under Heavens would be peaceful. With regards to Imperial Mother’s wish, Zhen hope that one would be able to finish it in one’s lifetime. It just that… Zhen do not have much time life and feared that one cannot wait till that day.”

Empress Xian De was silent for a long time before replying, “As such ChenQie understands.”

“Jing Zhen.” Emperor Yong Le said, “You… You should plan for yourself.”

“What does Your Majesty want ChenQie to plan?” Empress Xian De suddenly turned around and there were tears in her eyes as she spoke, “Wwant to let ChenQie wildfully hide one’s name and live on ordinarily? Or simple stay in this Palace for the rest of one’s life? Or find another husband to remarry?”

Every sentence she spoke, the pain in Emperor Yong Le’s eyes got deeper. He grasped the blanket in his hands quietly but said faintly, “As long as you are happy.”

Empress Xian De turned her head suddenly but Emperor Yong Le could see a large drop of tear falling onto the back of her hand. When she spoke again, her voice was however calm and waveless, “ChenQie understands. Many thanks to Your Majesty for thinking so considerately for ChenQie. ChenQie will definitely do it. Your Majesty better think of how the Imperial Edict should be written. Some things have to be arranged earlier.”

She then stood up, “ChenQie still have other matters and will leave first. May Your Majesty take care of one’s body. When one’s health improves, remember to have a drink at Cui Hu Pavilion with ChenQie.”

She then withdraw.

Empress Xian De rarely got angry. It was especially these days where she got along well with Emperor Yong Le and would smile softly every day. However no matter how soft and gentle water was, once it got angry, it would be like a piece of ice and be stubbornly angry.

However one could not bear to be really angry.

After Empress Xian De left, Emperor Yong Le coughed violently. He used the handkerchief under the pillow to wipe his mouth. Deng GongGong who was standing at the side quickly served the hot water up, “May Your Majesty be careful.”

“Deng GongGong.” Emperor Yong Le frowned, “Is Zhen wrong?” An unusual teen like confusion appeared on his face, making Deng GongGong’s nose sour.

Deng GongGong had served Emperor Yong Le for many years as he watched Emperor Yong Le grew up. Emperor Yong Le current appearance made him think of the time long ago where Emperor Yong Le was poisoned by the favoured consort of Emperor Xiao Wu and Empress Xiao learned from the Gao family’s head that he would not live pass thirty five before hugging Emperor Yong Le and crying painfully. At that time it was the young Emperor Yong Le who comforted Empress Xiao and asked Deng GongGong in confusion, “Deng GongGong, is BenGong’s poison very serious?”

The youth grew up from a gentle and elegant Crown Prince to an unfathomable Emperor. But was still a day where he would still ask the people beside him in confusion if what he did was wrong.

Deng GongGong did not speak so Emperor Yong Le sighed again, “Zhen is envious of Xie Yuan.”

“Even though Zhen and Xie Yuan had it difficult, that kid has a little better luck than Zhen. If Zhen can live…” He did not continue it.

There were many things in this world that only ends with the word ‘if’.

It was because there was no ‘if’.

*****

In a period of ten days, Xie Jing Xing seized Ding capital.

Ming Qi Emperor, Fu Xiu Yi, was shot date on the city tower in the chaos.

Speaking of which, it was funny that Fu Xiu Yi became a Monarch of a collapsed nation. He initially said ambitiously that he would exist and perished with Ming Qi and would definitely fight to the last moment with the troops. As long as the fire of Ming Qi was not extinguished, he was still the Emperor of Ming Qi and would not surrender.

However at the last moment, somehow one had changed the mind and wanted to sneak away, perhaps having the idea to stage a comeback in the future.

However, even though Fu Xiu Yi had planned everything, he did not add the people’s heart into the calculation.

Those aides of his had long seen clearly Ming Qi’s situation before him. Those aides knew that Fu Xiu Yi had created an illusion that he would perish with the enemies but escape instead and they became furious.

Speaking of Fu Xiu Yi, he was enmeshed in a trap of one’s own devise. These group of aides were the ones that he had spend gold or use beauties to win over. Those so called heroes would not question one’s origin and Fu Xiu Yi was self declared one who cherished talents and would not look at one’s identity, thus there were people from all trades among his aides. There were robbers, mountain thieves and even people kill others without blinking. There were no distinction between good and evil with these people and they followed Fu Xiu Yi because Fu Xiu Yi could provide them with the wealth and women they wanted and even contribute to a great cause.

Now that the great cause had been destroyed and Fu Xiu Yi wanted to flee, how could one let this be?

The most courageous and ferocious character in those aides thought of tying Fu Xiu Yi onto the city tower and personally took the bow and arrow to shoot Fu Xiu Yi. At the end, he cut Fu Xiu Yi’s head off and presented it to Xie Jing Xing for credit, hoping that one could defect.

One feared that in Fu Xiu Yi’s entire lifetime of scheming, he had not thought that he would end up like this. It was not like how a Monarch would be like. Perishing with the country would at least retain one’s integrity. He did not save his life and could not stage a comeback in the future. Instead he was like a prisoner, shot to death by the people he spend a lot of money on, in front of Ding capital’s commoners and became a token for the enemies.

The last thing he saw was the youth in front of thousands of troops under the the city towers, on a tall horse. His hands was holding the reins as he looked lazily over, as always a frivolous manners but the disregard was clear in his eyes.

However before he could think of anything, he could not see anything else.

His great Empire and his ambitious plans had all stopped at this moment. Till the end he still did not understand. He was obviously the Emperor and this was what he planned long ago but why was it that he lost to an opponent that he had wanted to eradicate?

Most likely this was due to the Heaven’s unfairness. Most likely it was his bad luck that he would lose.

Down below, Xie Jing Xing clicked his tongue in dissatisfaction, “To scatter hearts till like this. Fu Xiu Yi really had such an ability.”

“People’s hearts that are tempted by gold and silver are naturally not long lastly.” Gao Yang laughed, “Lets go! Enter the city!”

“Right.” Ji Yu Shu said, “Princess Rong Xin and the few of the Su family had been rescued. Now…”

Xie Jing Xing’s expression did not change, “Protect them. As for the rest, let them be.”

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48 responses

  1. ; w ;
    This couple 😭😭😭😭 💢💢💢💢
    Come on you idiotic emperor!! Its so obvious that she wanted to stay by you, wants to take care of you and she loves you! Like hello!
    And you idiotic empress! This is the moment you should act like the rest of the brainless characters, scream that you love him, you will die if he’s gone or something!!

    Thanks for the chappie!

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    • I guess it is difficult for both that had been selfless their whole life to suddenly act spoilt or be even a little bit selfish. Sigh. I actually hoped the Emperor to ask selfishly “Jing Zhen, do you want to accompany Zhen to the spring and the next life?” Which the Empress will then answer with a repeated nod and big smile while futilely wiping the large tear drops away.

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  2. I have no symphaty with The Emperor. He got full of beauties in his harem. Nope.

    Thank you for the chapters Translator sama. I was crying that XJX still protecting Princess Rong Xin and Su Family. How is little Su doing?

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    • Master Dumpling has innate wisdom, he will bob up to the top in the end, on thus I am sure.

      Including XJX, he was the first to appreciate the glory of SM, such insight has to be rewarded.

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    • Good grief, will you please give the emperor a break already? Like many people said already it was the norm back then, even if he didn’t want to he had no choice because the courtiers would send missives after missives for him to take in women, even more so because his Empress couldn’t give him an heir, it was already a big feat for him that he managed to keep the entire harem in check by feeding them contraceptive soups. Look this is not a fairy tale story but one staged in ancient china so it’s expected. And as you can see he didn’t have much backing when he became the emperor, he was greatly reliant on his empress mother for power. Her mother did every thing she could for him till her death but he was still powerless as most of the courtiers were from his father’s era so didn’t give him much importance as an emperor. He had to build his foundation all his life with his own strength until he was powerful enough to thwart them, until he gained that power he had no choice but to cater to their wishes. As Shen Miao herself said, an Emperor with no descendents wouldn’t last long, it was a big accomplishment for him that he managed to last this far until he grew powerful enough. If you have to deceive your enemies you have to deceieve your allies. The Empress knew this so although she was sad she accepted it without complaints…..of course until Consort Jing got pregnant because that wasn’t supposed to happen since he has been feeding her medicinal soups. As for things like why he has to sleep with these women rather than pretending, if not they will go complain to their maternal families and later weird rumors will spread all over the countries like the Emperor doesn’t sleep with women because he has strange illness, so he is not fit to be an emperor and stuff like that. Evil courtiers with bad intentions will take advantage of that and make things difficult for him. Besides the courtiers whose daughters are in the harem will think the emperor has insulted them and side against him. Hope you won’t forget but the emperor had to win over a lot of officials on his side to tackle the big shots, one of such methods is through marriage. So if he didn’t show sincerity to them, they won’t reciprocate to him. Hope you understand that.

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      • Truer words have never been spoken. He had to secretly amass his strength before taking down the Lu and Ye families. Take for example the fact that the empress had gotten pregnant and consort Jing caused her to lose her baby and unable to no longer have children. Because of this the emperor realized that because his strength was not that strong and if he continued to favour the empress, sooner or later she’d end up dead at the hands of one these families so in order to protect the woman he loves he had to keep her at a distance, so I don’t know why others keep hating on the emperor.

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      • Some people just can’t differenciate between opinion about the love affairs and the character of the person.
        I have always said that the emperor didn’t really have a true love for the empress as well and I think it is just true.
        Because when you truly love someone, you simply can’t share your heart not have any lust with other person. It is just a fact and it is always valid no matter who and when. Even today among moslems where polygami is legal, not every rich man would have 4 wifes, even in Saudi not every man are lustful.
        But I rather think that in this case the reason is not basically just because of his status as an emperor but more because he didn’t dare to fully open up his heart for love, he is a dying man and he has his priority to settle.
        You couldn’t lose and miss something that you never have. So it is better for his mental health to be freed from a love affair.
        Regarding the empress, it was clear that she was told about the issue. She was not being deceived to marry a dying man. She could have said “No” as she and her family were never an ambitious clan anyway.
        She was not a woman that was chosen personally by the emperor based on his preference, so talking about love is a bit far fetched from the first place.
        It was never a marriage based on love but for a convenience and purpose.
        She was the best candidate, that’s it.
        The fact that she truly fell for her husband is her personal choice as well. The emperor never promised her love…
        so there is no reason to demand his loyalty anyway.
        And since he is an emperor, it is not considered cheating for him to have a harem full of women.
        However it is still a fact that he does care about his empress but I never consider that as a love.
        And no, I disagree with an opinion that a royal can’t have “love”, it is just that most of them never met the “one”, since they met too plenty women but have too less time to really get to know any of them personally.
        In the history for example…
        I would still consider emperor of Tang with Yang gui fei was indeed truly in love, otherwise he wouldn’t be too foolish and indulging himself with her till perishing with his empire.
        However in this story… We still can’t compare the emperor n empress with XJX & SM. Our ML & FL have chosen their own partner after going through a lot of hardship together in MQ, dealing enemy together. It is not a wife chosen by mommy or a result of their regular feipin selection in the palace.
        So it is completely normal that they both have a strong bonding and could demand loyalty from the partner.
        And not to be forgotten, it was a term openly stated prior to the marriage, so it was just right for SM to get that promise be respected and kept.
        The fact that the emperor is envy with his brother’s luck coulsld at least hinting that thing might have gone differently regarding his treatment towards the empress, if only he was not a dying person.
        He might have deliberately being indifferent to not let the empress growing too much attachment to him.
        Because only if she was not too deeply fell into him, then she could start a new life and be happy after he is gone.
        However it seems that he himself now not really sure anymore whether he’s been doing the right thing considering his empress.
        But once again.. He has never promissed love to Empress Xiande, only respect, concern and an unshakeable position instead, so we can’t blame him for not being a single hearted husband.
        It is just the way it is back then.

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      • I also agree with your notion that the Emperor’s feelings towards the Empress isn’t that head over the heels romantic love but more of a mutual respect and caring that you would expect out of any normal arranged marriage. The emperor had too short a time yet too big a task in his life so he just didn’t have much time to go find romantic love or anything of the sort. He just feels guilty that the Empress had to suffer all her life because of him by his side and will be a widow so young, so he is trying his best to tell her to move on. But it is also true she is the only woman he considers his partner and wife as seen from the trust he placed on her.

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      • Yeah.. Just like empress Xiao wished: her son can scheme but not allowed to use someone’s sincere heart.
        That’s actually the main issue that left both empress Xiao n Shen Miao a bitter heart previously.
        Since the day she was married to FXY, she has always known that he didn’t really love her but just trading a wife position for her family support. Since then she also knew that by marrying a royal heir, it is very likely for her to always have to share her husband with some women. It’s very unlikely for her to have a single household like her mother, especially since she knew FXY never love her.
        But having to share him with other consorts was never the thing hurt her that much.
        It was his non existence of gratitude even after all she had done for him, his cruel treatment towards her, her family and her children.
        He broke his promisse and her trust. He did not even care to offer her a platonic love as a friend or simply as a companionship, considering that he even owed her his throne.
        Without SM he wouldn’t have achieved that far in the previous life.
        That was his crime in SM’s heart, that turned her heart cold.
        Her present demand to have a husband for her own only, is not caused by an idealist principle of against polygamy, but more because she is yearning for a peaceful family living.
        That was why she had once agreed to her mother words the moment her family returned to the capital for the first time, which was that Luo furen was prefer to have her marry “low” (means to marry someone from the less prominent household than Shen family), because only this way they can make sure that the in law would treat her with utmost respect, because at least they would never dare to bully her.
        Even with XJX they did still have some worries.
        That was why XJX gave her his thumb ring in front of the public… It was also with a purpose to lessen everyone’s worries.

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    • You, good sir. Are an imbecile.
      Are the harem members IMPORTANT?!?!
      Have we even heard or seen a harem member show up? My god.
      Give the emperor a break you sack of shit.

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      • You are so rude and mean! She/he has the right to have an opinion. And even if he was forced to accept the concubines he was not forced to f**k them. So no mercy for cheating husband/emperor.

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      • IT IS NOT CHEATING. You are all failing to understand what it means to be an Emperor, a weak one even.
        And you all have unjustified hate on a good man, and a DYING man. So like holy shit. My statement has reasons to stand.

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    • I understand you perfectly so ignore those rude comments. And those that know nothing then swearing. (They can’t more) I’m sure he could had stabilize and gain power without sleeping right and left with all those beauties. Just like our XJX did.

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      • @hoshiandme, I don’t hate him. I just don’t feel all that sympathy or connection with him. Perhaps the author wanted to be more dramatic and crying a river. But for me it didn’t work. That’s all. Have a good day.

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  3. Ah, all things are arcing towards a circle. Emperor going to love his younger brother’s wife very soon. Well done writer, I had forgotten that existed.

    As for translator, good job in deciding to have another chapter (now six instead of five), was going stir crazy waiting for my fix.

    Was sort of hoping that SM could have witnessed the death of FXY after XJX dragged him back to the GL capital in some sort of Roman Imperial display, but I can appreciate having him die a dog’s death instead. In the end FXY really was a “minor” character in all aspects. He only succeeded in life by leeching off of SM and her family, so there really is no reason to give him an extended death (he died the same way in the alternative world, though several years later). Still, similar to when SM caused Prince Yu to be killed, though illogical I would have loved to have read the fear each would have felt knowing that SM was behind their deaths.

    So big happy, glorious ending coming up. Does anyone have anything that is outstanding that needs to be resolved? I have the feeling I am forgetting something, but can’t remember it now.

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    • Somehow i felt that if FXY not rely on woman scheme./ background..i mean if he work with himself without influence ..he can be smart..i mean when woman named Ye Mei involve he become blind..

      I mean at least with XJX and our empress they though tactic together..has discussion..until XJX blow up on his own ..
      but still come in the middle of the night..

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    • You forgot Cong Yang carrying sacks of straw for SM to climb over multiple walls to Prince Rui’s mansion…
      Wandering doctor, GY and LT…
      Sister Feng and Brother Shen…
      Little Dumpling Master Su…
      Su Ming Feng…
      Pei Lang.

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  4. This chapter so heartbroken😭😭😭 how can this be? Even its futile to hope a happy ending for Emperor yong le and empress xian de, just a tiny bit i… 😢😢

    When will XJX realize that he will be a father ???😁😁

    Thanks for the chapter😊😊😊

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  5. They emperor and the empress has me crying 😭 the emperor knows that if he gave the empress hope, it will be much harder on her when he dies. Even if he hated the idea he really hoped the empress would find happiness again after his death to make for having failed her in life.

    FXY dying a dog’s death is really satisfying although I wished he had died directly by the hands of XJX.

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  6. I think that’s different between woman and man thinking.. in general..
    emperor thinking: doesn’t like to share burden..it’s better not involve anyone..
    empress thinking: i want to share bad time too.. don’t push me away when you sufer…

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  7. I feel heartbroken for the empress, so sad that she always heartbroken by the emperor.
    i got the feeling that she very much in love with the emperor and when emperor die she will follow the emperor to the dead world.

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    • Both the emperor and the empress are deeply in love with each other, you’ll see in the next chapter. I think the emperor is genuinely a good guy, it’s just circumstances forced him to keep the empress at a distance to protect her. Had it not been for his father leaving the threat of the Lu and Ye families behind, I think his relationship with the empress would have been a lot different.

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  8. There were many things in this world that only ends with the word ‘if’.

    It was because there was no ‘if’.

    If only FXY wasn’t so heartless…
    If only PL accepted his feelings…
    If only, in SM’s rebirth, the two Shen family households didn’t provoke her…
    If only YM didn’t bump into SM and also wasn’t so greedy…
    If only Emperor YL wasn’t the emperor…
    If only Empress XD is a bit more selfish…

    Then I won’t have a really good novel to read~
    Heheh…
    THANK YOU ZAZA-SAN!!!

    (And full nine bows, nine kowtows to author-san~)

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    • He was only ever canon fodder because he disregarded the MC, our empress, once he lost her he was never able to win. In the previous life and in the rebirth, without her he could have never won and it is a pity he never realized this.

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  9. Ahhh Emperor…..that last line of his greatly resembled Xie Jing Xing’s occasional pouty tantrums, I wanted to cry.

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  10. Saya berharap kedua pasangan ini : kaisar dan permaisuri mati bersama dalam keadaan saling mencintai😭😭😭

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  11. Not wveryone can have a happy ending. That’s the case of Emperor Yong Le and Empress Xian de. I just hope that he’ll be able to tell all of his feelings before going to the Yellow Spring

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  12. I really want to write my thoughts, but a lot has already been said and I don’t know which angle to start tackling from. Organizing my thoughts will be just too hard, so I give up. But I just want to say this is one well thought out story, right from the first chapter. My sincere appreciation to Author nim and Zazajunnie . Thanks for bringing this story to life, and to my tablet screen.
    Will be supporting this novel to the end. Speaking of the end, hoping (in vain) that it doesn’t come anytime soon.

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  13. Fu Xiu Yi definitely should’ve been tortured more, like, Mei Yu got chained in a basement and had rats eating her decaying toes before having her limbs cut off and got turned into a slowly dying disfigured flesh spitoon. Fu Xiu Yi on the other hand was shot with an arrow and had his head lopped off, sure he saw his kingdom collapsing to the enemy but really this dude should’ve been immersed up to his neck in sewage and left for rats to gnaw his face off.

    Really sad that that’s his end… way too peaceful.

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  14. –Most likely this was due to the Heaven’s unfairness.

    *smh* till the end, he blames it to the Heaven’s unfairness and to his bad luck. tsk tsk foolish

    Thank you for the chapter (๑❛ꇳ❛๑) fu

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