Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 104: Shang Jun

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This chapter was translated for only. And only for those people who don’t mind reading unprofessional translation that was being translated FREELY at the translator’s and editor’s own free times.

Chapter 104

Shang Jun

“Miss Shu Qing, my family’s Master has been waiting for a long time.” Just barely standing there, a woman who was wearing a light purple cheong sam, came out from the side of the huge rock that was not too far away, her gentle voice was as sweet and delightful as her own person.

Murong Shu Qing nodded her head and smilingly said: “Lang Yue, I have to trouble you.” Every time she came here, there was always someone who led her into the Manor, so she had never realized nor paid any attention about these strange battle arrays. Plus after knowing Shang Jun for so many years, she actually did not remember that he was actually an expert in the battle arrays.

Lang Yue gave courtesy and saluted: “Miss Shu Qing, you are too polite. Please follow me.” Then, she led the way in front of them.

After walking for almost an incense stick time, they finally left that dense forest, this made Pei Che and Lei Yi astonishingly looked one glance at each other. As it turned out, this forest was unexpectedly small like this, but they were trapped inside there for a very long time. It seemed that they could not go in nor could they go out, moreover, this woman was also leading the way by going straight forward all the way, she did not make any detour or touched any traps. In a sense, this was just an ordinary forest, but only the people who had been trapped inside before, actually knew how powerful that forest was. It seemed that this was a correct way to look for this Shang Jun this time!

Once they got out of the forest, it was just a stone forest, there were huge rocks, large or small, they were placed in irregular arrangements all around. After passing through the stone forest, one could see a mountain and Piao Miao Manor, there were several big characters ‘Piao Miao Manor’ on a huge bluestone in a wild calligraphy style. There was no stone lions in front of the two mahogany entrance doors, no lanterns, etc, even no character on the lintel either. If those three letters were not written on the bluestone, nobody would believe that this was the famous Piao Miao Manor that was known by these two countries, Cang Yue and Dong Yu.

Going inside, the trail was paved by broken rocks, the red fiery flowers were planted in both side of the trails, when one was walking on the trail, it was as if one was within the sea of fire. It seemed that one could not see the cold winter here, this Piao Miao Manor was actually an extremely wonderful place. But Xuanyuan Yi and Pei Che were doubling their alertness, sometimes these kind of extravagant people were actually somewhat mysterious and peculiar.

Comparing to them, Murong Shu Qing appeared to be relaxed and comfortable by a lot, with a smile, she would lightly stroke the gorgeous flowers from both sides from time to time. These flowers were similar as their name, the red pierced heart. But Shang Jun said that these flowers would become redder as the weather became colder, so they could not be planted in the southern part of the country, then she had no choice but to give up transplanting these flowers at the Murong family’s home.

The area of these fiery flowers was big, after walking for half way, one could see at the other end of the sea of flowers, there was a light pink figure who was running forward, this person’s marital arts were not weak. Very quickly, she arrived in front of Murong Shu Qing, and pulled her hand, then she shouted coquettishly: “Shu Qing jiejie, you finally come, I miss you so much.”

Murong Shu Qing also raised her eyebrows, and carried a mischievous smile, she looked at the woman up and down, and her mouth was clicking with praise: “I miss you also ah, let me take a look, en ___ you have grown up, more and more normal!”

The woman stared blankly, her face immediately was red, she shouted unforgivingly: “You laugh at me!” Shu Qing jiejie was corrupted by bad examples, after not seeing her for over a year, she learned how to mock and ridicule people.

Murong Shu Qing laughingly shook her head, she did not say anything wrong either ah, when she (MSQ) first saw her, it was three years ago. She was still a small girl at that time, very thin figure with a childish face, without realizing it, the young girl had already grown into a delicate and bashful young lady.

The two people were laughing for awhile, and the woman just realized that there were a group of people behind Murong Shu Qing, so she asked somewhat puzzled: “Who are they?”

Murong Shu Qing did not have time to introduce them, when the woman looked at Pei Che, she suddenly stared her big eyes, and shouted with a furious face: “It is you?!”

Finished speaking and not waiting for everyone to react, she already pulled a flexible sword from her waist, went after Pei Che vigorously. Pei Che was startled and promptly retreated back, the two people were fighting on the small rocks pathway. The woman exhausted her moves with all her strengths, Pei Che did not understand with the situation, even though he tried to avoid with some difficulties, but the woman’s martial arts were not weak at all. There was also a sword in her hand, so he was somewhat in a difficult situation, so Pei Che retreated to the side and said: “Young lady, what are you doing?!”

He had never seen this young lady before, how did she want to seek his life like this!!

Murong Shu Qing was also looking confused, and inquiringly looking at Xuanyuan Yi, but she also saw that he had a puzzling face, so the two people were helplessly smiling, it seemed that they could not find the answer either.

Afraid that he would bring unnecessary troubles and misunderstandings, he relented and retreated step by step, but the woman did not appear to appreciate his kindness, and really displayed her skills on that flexible sword even more. Taking advantage that Pei Che was retreating backwards, the woman suddenly raised her sword and directly pierced towards Pei Che, so Murong Shu Qing promptly shouted: “Xiao Xiao?!” What was wrong with this girl?!

“Dong!” With a low sound, the woman’s sword was shot down to the ground, the fighting between these two talented people was stopped at last, but the woman was not willing to accept this and still tried to pick up her sword. But she heard a voice that sounded like a clear spring sound that lowly called out: “Xiao-er, stop it.” The sound made the woman who appeared to act like a rat before, changed to act like a cat in a flash, and obediently lowered her head when she called out: “Elder brother!” Then she immediately and quickly ran behind Murong Shu Qing, she did not even dare to raise her head.

“I remember that you are supposed to stay at Ling Yuan courtyard.” A man’s clear and cold voice that was not urgent nor slow sounded, it made the people who heard his voice feel happy. But the woman’s face was flustered and she said: “Alright, alright, alright, I am wrong. I do not dare. But Shu Qing jiejie comes today ah, I really miss her so!” That Ling Yuan courtyard was so boring, she just did not want to stay there!! Moreover, there was Shu Qing jiejie who would help to plea for leniency for her, hehe (chuckling), so elder brother would surely not be doing anything to her.

The man did not feel like paying attention to her, he slightly bowed and smilingly said: “Pei Gongzi, we are lacking manners.”

Pei Che’s hand that was holding a prickly flower, was fiddling with it, who was the person who used this ‘concealed weapon’ that repelled the woman’s sword? This person seemed to have a strong inner power. Just when Pei Che was pondering over, he suddenly heard that someone was speaking to him, so he automatically answered: “It is nothing, Gongzi does not need to be too polite.”

Finished speaking, he raised his head, and his entire person stared blankly at that place, was there really a person in this whole world? He was as sophisticated as a cool breeze and bright moon. He was also as charm as a greenish bamboo and unyielding plum flower, his facial features were impeccable even more. Could it be that he was __ Shang Jun!

Pei Che was not the only one who was astonished, everyone was also staring blankly at Shang Jun’s appearance and manners more or less. Even Murong Shu Qing could not help but to admit that every time she saw him, she would unconsciously look at him for several times. She could not do anything about it, the heavens made him to grow up like this, if she did not look at him, that could not be justified!! Shang Jun was clearly used to the staring, so he ignored everyone, and only said to Murong Shu Qing who was filled with light smile: “Qing, you finally remember to come and see me.”

Murong Shu Qing gently smiled, it was only more than a year, it was as if she was abandoning them for a long time. Shrugging her shoulders, she smilingly asked: “Do the two of you want to crusade against me at the same time?!”

“You say it yourselves?!” Shang Jun did not reply directly either, he mischievously and smilingly looked at her.

Murong Shu Qing innocently looked one glance at Shang Jun, she did not feel like replying his mocking question, and only said: “Alright, let me introduce you to several people. Xuanyuan Yi, Pei Che, Li Ming, Lei Yi.”

Along with Murong Shu Qing’s introduction, they nodded one after another, so it could be said that it was taken care of.

Shang Jun actually already knew Xuanyuan Yi and Pei Che, he rejected their invitations, but he did not understand why Shu Qing would want to take them here. Nevertheless, Shang Jun still modestly welcomed them: “Everybody welcomes to this rustic manor, this lowly person is Shang Jun.”

Xuanyuan Yi and Pei Che already guessed it earlier, Lei Yi had already seen him before, so they were not surprised, only Li Ming who cried out unbelievingly: “You are Shang Jun?” He was the Master of Piao Miao Manor, except that he looked good in appearance, but he was not extraordinary either! He did not see how that secret arrangement was so remarkable a moment ago. Furthermore, he could not even teach his own younger sister properly, she hit people whom she just met, she really wasted her good appearance!

“Li Ming!” Xuanyuan Yi’s low voice made Li Ming feel apprehensive in his heart, but once he received that reprimanded tone in a flash, he obediently shut up and stood behind Xuanyuan Yi.

The military affairs could not be delayed anymore, even though Pei Che knew that this was not a good timing now, but he still braced himself to say: “Master Shang Jun, we come here today wanting to ask you about one matter __”

Unfortunately, his words had not finished yet, but Shang Jun smilingly interrupted his words: “I have already prepared dinner, let’s eat first! I remember that a certain someone can not stand being hungry.”

He obviously did not want to discuss this matter, so Pei Che was anxious again, and could also swallow the words back. Xuanyuan Yi strongly patted his shoulder, and gave him a tranquil expression, and Pei Che did not have any choice but helplessly nodded.

Shang Xiao smilingly and happily pulled Murong Shu Qing’s hand, and smilingly said: “Shu Qing jiejie, we go quickly to eat.” Finished speaking, she was still ferociously staring one glance at Pei Che who was following behind.

Facing Xuanyuan Yi’s strange smile, and Murong Shu Qing’s ambiguous gaze, Pei Che felt that he was suffering an extreme injustice, he absolutely was not familiar with this young lady!!

Li Ming still asked in his ear cluelessly: “Pei dage, what relationship do you have with that woman ah?”

In the end, he only received two words: “Get lost!”


Sian’s notes:
I think Pei Che gets his own female lead in this chapter. Hahahaha… I’m not sure if this will ever be materialized by the author, but he’s definitely a match with Shang Xiao (the Shang last name isn’t their real name, but I think the Xiao part is her real name). I believe their last name is Wu (again if my memory serves me right).

Remember that jiejie means elder sister & dage means elder brother.

Aiya, everybody seems to be outstandingly beautiful, regardless if it’s a man or a woman, except MSQ. Lol… It’s driving me crazy when the author always exaggerates on the male or female appearances in the novel. Sigh…



Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 103: Entering The Manor

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Chapter 103

Entering The Manor

“Let me try it.” A distinct and lazy sound of a female voice came through inside the tent, along with her soft smile.

Everyone looked towards the sound, and only saw Murong Shu Qing was strolling slowly inside the tent with her gentle smile. Taking off her heavy robe, she was wearing a cyan cotton brocade dress. Even though she was wearing a thick clothing, but she still seemed very thin. Her long hair was braided and hang on her chest, she did not wear any hair accessory, but was very plain, simple and elegant.

Xuanyuan Yi recovered first, and stepped forward to help her sit down on the soft couch, his movement was gentle, but his voice was cold and it carried an angry tone: “You are injured, but you just can not rest peacefully.”

Murong Shu Qing took the hot tea that was handed over by Xuanyuan Yi, both of her hands were holding the warm teacup, she faintly and smilingly said: “I am already a lot better, so I come out to have some fresh air.”

Pei Che walked to Murong Shu Qing’s side, and asked impatiently: “Shu Qing, do you have a way?”

Murong Shu Qing had not replied yet, but she took the tea that was in her hands and stuffed it in to Pei Che’s hand. She got up to the front of the desk and picked up the brush that was on the side, lightly dipped it into the ink, and wrote something on the paper. Everyone was looking at each other in dismay, was it possible that this Miss Murong already had an idea on what to write? The Generals who were inside the tent got up one after another, and also went to the front of the desk to look what she was writing!

They could only see that the calligraphy letters that were on the paper, were refined, they were in between strong and delicate (calligraphy styles), graceful and casual, the skill of the script was very beautiful. They had already heard during Prime Minister Qi’s birthday, Murong Shu Qing used both of her hands to write rhyming couplets. Everyone who was present during that time, was all praising, it seemed that they found out now that it was not false. But the only content that she was writing this time, made all of the Generals to wrinkle their eyebrows.

“This so-called your way is to write this invitation?!” Li Ming unfathomable said. The white paper impressively showed only several words ‘Between 5-7 pm today, Murong Shu Qing will visit!’ She did not know that they already sent out two invitation requests, if the invitation was useful, would they still need to be anxious here? Or did she think that her only few words on the invitation would be more useful than the invitation from Dong Yu’s General who was guarding the border! He still thought that she could figure out another good way, as expected, this opinionated and wealthy eldest daughter could not be trusted!

Murong Shu Qing did not pay attention to their scoffs, or disapproved expressions, she gently fanned the paper until the ink was dry, afterwards, she carefully folded it properly, and gently called out to someone outside the tent: “Fan Feng.”

Fan Feng quickly entered the tent, he took the letter that was handed over to him, and Murong Shu Qing said: “Deliver this to Piao Miao Manor.” She guessed that nobody here would want to help her to deliver the letter either.

“Yes.” Putting away the letter properly, Fan Feng immediately turned around and walked out of the tent, and completely ignored all of the other people.

Murong Shu Qing took back the tea that was in Pei Che’s hand, and drank a mouthful of it, the temperature was just right. Maybe those Generals thought that this so-called Murong Shu Qing’s way was useless and boring, as nobody was saying anything. Murong Shu Qing leisurely finished drinking the tea that was in her hand, she did not say too many words either, and just lightly smiled and walked towards the outside tent.

Although Pei Che thought that Murong Shu Qing’s way was rather funny, but based on his understanding towards Murong Shu Qing, she rarely did something that she was not sure off. Moreover, could there be another heavenly reason that she appeared to do this obvious useless thing? Looking one glance at Xuanyuan Yi, he also looked like he had some doubts and did not believe her either. Just when Murong Shu Qing almost went out of the tent, Pei Che still asked: “Shu Qing, are you __?”

Murong Shu Qing stopped her steps, but did not turn around, and answered with the same relax and casual tone: “I only say that I will try it, whether or not it is accepted, I do not know it. Alright, I will not disturb everybody to discuss military affairs, Shu Qing asks to leave.”

She walked confidently and freely, but when she was outside the tent, one could hear her sneer immediately: “What way can this be regarded ah!?”

Murong Shu Qing unconcernedly walked over towards that tall plum flower tree with her light smile. The tree was covered by the white snow, one could not see which one was the plum flowers and which one was the snow. Standing under the tree, the snowflakes were swirling and falling from the plum flower from time to time. She remembered the verse of this poem that said ‘the plum flower would yield to the white snow somewhat, but the snow would spread the fragrance of the plum flower.’ It was a good poem, but it seemed that it was not correct today, the plum flower was already within the snow, and the snow covered the plum flower, how could there was still any fragrance from the plum flower anymore that was clearly covered by the white snow!?

Today’s weather was not bad, the wind was not big either, along with the sunshine, it seemed that the plum flower tree was flickering and shining. The snow was melting into water from time to time, every drop was falling down, it was sparkling, translucent and elegant. Murong Shu Qing sat down on a big stone that was next to the plum tree, she was admiring under the sunshine, the white snow on the ground slowly changed and revealed into the former desolate scenery.


“Miss Murong, the General, the General asks you to go to the Master’s tent.” A burst of urgent and running sound, along with a panting shout, made Murong Shu Qing opened her eyes. She seemed to be falling asleep a moment ago, and also seemed that she did not fall asleep, but she had been listening to the di da di da sound of the melting snow from the plum flower tree all along, and did not know that she had been sitting under this tree for one whole afternoon.

Standing up, she tidied up her somewhat wrinkled skirt, and Murong Shu Qing smilingly said: “I got it, let’s go.”

Fan Feng should already return. Walking into the Master’s tent again, she could only see that Fan Feng was surrounded by those generals and being interrogated. But he was only lowering his head and standing there neither servile nor overbearing. No matter which person asked him, he only showed an expressionless face, he was not assertive nor timid.

Murong Shu Qing coughed, and only then that they put their attentions on her, and returned to their seats one after another.

Fan Feng looked that Murong Shu Qing came in, and walked straight to her front, he cupped his fists and saluted: “Master.”

“How is it?”

Fan Feng took a letter from his bosom and handed it over to Murong Shu Qing’s hand. He respectfully said: “The Master of the Manor said that Piao Miao Manor is looking forward to meet Master between 5-7 pm.”

“En.” Murong Shu Qing gently nodded her head, Fan Feng quickly turned around and came out of the Master’s tent.

Opening the letter to look at it, Murong Shu Qing almost laughed out loud, but since there were so many people in front of her, she could only forcibly swallow it back. Xuanyuan Yi who was always standing behind Murong Shu Qing, and looking at her strange expression, so he immediately looked one glance at that letter. It was only a drawing, and there was no words at all, the drawing was a raised wine cup that was put upside down.

Xuanyuan Yi’s complexion became extremely gloomy, looking that she tried to continuously constrain the corner of her mouths that were gently raised up, what was the relationship between Shu Qing and Shang Jun after all?

“How is it possible?” Li Ming’s surprise voice lowly asked, his shout was actually presented the same feelings as everybody here, that her invitation to the Piao Miao Manor was unexpectedly accepted!! This was a big irony for them, what was the difference between them and Murong Shu Qing after all! Li Ming was willing to look closely at her for the first time, except that shallow smile (that was always on her face), and her tranquil and elegant outer appearance, she did not have anything else!


Sian’s notes:
I’m sure that you have already noticed that I got rid of the pinyin ancient time use in the previous chapters. In the past, I used the pinyin words whenever there is a mention about the time in the past translation, along with the two hours time in English. I decided to get rid of the pinyin words as I have to put the two hours English time anyway in parenthesis. Remember that the ancient time was using a two hours period time within a day. Actually, come to think about this two hours time, I don’t think I like it because one may have to wait for a full 2 hours for his or her appointment so one has to wait longer. Hahaha…

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 102: Locking One’s Door and Refusing To See Anybody

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My apologies for the slightly late update as I was busy with something & totally disregarded the alarm to post this chapter. 🤗

This chapter was translated for only. And only for those people who don’t mind reading unprofessional translation that was being translated FREELY at the translator’s and editor’s own free times. So rude & entitled people aren’t welcome to read this translation!!! So GO AWAY….

Chapter 102

Locking One’s Door And Refusing To See Anybody

The warm sunshine that passed through the window, shone inside the tent, the snow was falling for several days so it accumulated quite a few of snow on the ground, everything looked as white as snow. The sunshine that was shining on the snow, was also showing a dazzling radiance of the white snow. Especially that tall white plum flower that was covered by a thick snow, the white plum flower was sparkling with the frozen snowflakes, but it hardly influenced its domineering, beautiful and blooming flowers. Murong Shu Qing somewhat lost in her thought and was watching at the strong white plum flower trunk attentively, she admired at its perseverance and unyielding character.

The green tea that was in her hands, was steaming faintly, so the warmth that she felt on her palms transferred to her heart little by little. Xing Hun and Xing Yue should already receive her gifts, since she was not by their sides, the lanterns that she made on her own, must arrive there!

“Master.” Two clear and cold male sounds came through from behind the screen.

Murong Shu Qing let them enter the room, and asked with some impatience: “Yan Yu, is there any news about Mo Can?”

Yan Yu slightly lowered his head, and lowly answered: “No.”

It had been one month, even though she had already heard this disappointed answer for countless of times, but Murong Shu Qing still insistingly answered: “Continue looking.”


Mo Can, no matter what, she must find him, she wanted to see the person if he was alive, and she wanted to see the corpse if he was dead, one day that she did not see him, was also another day that she would not give up! Murong Shu Qing’s hands that were holding the teacup, tightened gradually, her clenched joints were somewhat discolored. Cang Su and Yan Yu looked one glance at each other, but they did not have strengths to speak either.

“Master, your letter.” Cang Su fished out a sealed letter from his bosom, and handed over to Murong Shu Qing’s front, he did not like it that she was immersed in guilt and sadness.

Murong Shu Qing took the letter, and could only see several bold, powerful and big letters ‘Shu Qing, Qi’ that were written impressively on the top, the inscription name was __ the Qi seal, could it be: “Maternal grandfather?” Murong Shu Qing put down the tea on her hands, and opened to look at it, the written characters were not many, but one could see that Murong Shu Qing knitted her elegant eyebrows again.

Folding the letter properly, and putting it on the low table, Murong Shu Qing picked up the green tea from the table again, the tea was already cool down, the light yellow tea was as bright and delightful as when it was hot. But it already lost the warm and refined fragrance, but there was slightly tart and sweet after taste. Murong Shu Qing softly shook the teacup, and faintly said: “Cang Su, arrange for someone at the Capital to spread rumors that the Murong’s family and Xuanyuan’s family are related by marriage, they were engaged to be married before she was born, and are a perfect pair. The impact must be big, I want the ordinary people, government officials and noble people to be aware of this.”

Within Maternal grandfather’s letter, he revealed that the Emperor already had a desire to use the Murong’s family for his own good, so bringing her as an Imperial concubine was the quickest and most effective way, and he could not wait any longer. It seemed that she also needed to make a move.

“Yes.” Cang Su and Yan Yu were just about to go out of the tent, but they turned around again to anxiously look at Murong Shu Qing whose face was somewhat pale. Was it really alright to leave her by herself in the army camp like this?

Murong Shu Qing met with the two people who looked somewhat hesitated and were anxious, so she laughingly said: “You all can go, I am inside the army camp, and there are Fan Feng and Lu Yi by my side, there will not be anything.” This arrow injury that she had, really made these two experts suffered their self-esteems. They felt defeated for a long time, and she was completely successful in making her to be a porcelain doll type, so she would break down with one bump!

Fan Feng was selected carefully by them, his agility and martial arts could not be doubted. Even though they were still anxious, but the two people still gave courtesy to Murong Shu Qing, and turned around to leave afterwards.

Lu Yi looked at the sky and it was not early anymore, when she was just about to go and get lunch, and lifted opened the curtain, one figure who kept going back and forth, startled her. With one hand, she was supporting her heart that was wildly palpitating, while Lu Yi retreated for several steps. Her sudden movement also made the person who was going back and forth, startled. The two people were looking at each other for a good moment, once Lu Yi breathed relaxingly, she said: “Xiao Rong, what are you doing walking back and forth in front of the tent?” He scared her so much!

Xiao Rong had not thought properly whether or not he wanted to enter, and just seeing Lu Yi, he answered with some stuttering: “I, I want to look for Miss Murong.”

Their loud frightening noises outside, had already heard by Murong Shu Qing, so she smilingly called out: “Come in and speak.”

Xiao Rong heard Murong Shu Qing’s voice, and he was frightened and seemed to want to run away immediately, but it was too late to run away as Lu Yi was already dragging him to enter the tent. Staring to look at Murong Shu Qing who was wearing a black dress, sitting in front of the table and sipping her tea with her shallow smile, he could not say anything for a long time.

Murong Shu Qing secretly laughed, did her head grow a long horn?! It made this youngster wanted to run away when he heard her voice, and made this person look so foolish. Unable to endure his foolish appearance like this, Lu Yi pushed his shoulder and said: “Did you not look for Miss? Why are you not saying anything?”

Xiao Rong finally recovered, this black dress person who was without any makeup and drinking her tea, as it turned out, being leisurely was also a type of beauty! Realizing that his own sight was too rude, he promptly lowered his head.

Still not speaking? Murong Shu Qing remembered when she just entered the camp, Xiao Rong was fair and firm, he would not submit to force, what was wrong with him now! Having no alternative, Murong Shu Qing could only ask smilingly: “Was it the General who asked you to come to me?”

Xiao Rong promptly waved his hand, and urgently said: “No, no, General said that nobody was allowed to disturb your rest.” Because of this order, he had conflicting views of whether or not he wanted to speak to Miss Murong!

No? So, as it turned out, she could feel peaceful and quiet for these past few days because of his order. Since it was not Xuanyuan Yi, in that case: “The Military Adviser asked you to look for me?” Murong Shu Qing was pouring tea, while she smiled.

Xiao Rong nodded his head and answered: “En.” Miss Murong was very smart, no wonder that the Military Adviser said that Miss Murong would be able to break the battle arrays.

“What is going on?”

Xiao Rong was hesitating again for a moment, and then he answered: “The Military Adviser asked me to come and see __ if you feel a little better.”

Murong Shu Qing raised her eyebrows and smilingly asked: “Then?”

“Then, then ___”


Sian’s notes:
There was a question by one of the readers on why sometimes I used ___ in the sentence. I’m just following the raw. I believe that underscore means that the sentence isn’t finished & someone interrupts the sentence or there’s a pause in a sentence or someone is scared of/hesitating in saying something. So it can be a lot of things & depends on the context of the sentence. 😃

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 101: Notice To Pay Respect

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Cute Chapter… Someone is eating vinegar… 😃😃 And we have reached 2/3 of the novel now and still don’t have any romance between MSQ & her future husband. But don’t be afraid, it’s coming soon & you’ll feel like you are taking a roller coaster ride with these two people’s romance at that time. Hint, hint… 😉😉 Have a great weekend all!!

This chapter was translated for only. And only for those people who don’t mind reading unprofessional translation that was being translated FREELY at the translator’s and editor’s own free times. So rude & entitled people aren’t welcome to read this translation!!! So GO AWAY….

Chapter 101

Notice to Pay Respect

“Piao Miao Manor?!” Pei Che was quietly thinking for a moment, but he did not have any clue, this Piao Miao Manor came about very strangely. It seemed that this place started to have its reputation everywhere within these past 2-3 years, but no one could say what this place was clearly. Plus he did not seem to belong to or was controlled by the geographical location from any one’s country and action, and it also increased a mysterious feeling about him. Pei Che wanted to listen why Lei Yi brought up a discussion about this person here?! “General Lei, please continue in details.”

At this time, Lei Yi did not hesitate anymore, he advanced one step, and said with a clear voice: “Yes, Piao Miao Manor is exchanging some commodities for its businesses, actually for the past many years, no matter whether the two countries were fighting or not, the ordinary people from the two countries would always exchange some stuffs between them. But these were for some small benefits, and they were not some big transactions either, afterwards, Piao Miao Manor suddenly appeared out of nowhere. During that time, it would buy all of Cang Yue and Dong Yu’s commodities, and started to exchange things as its businesses, it became bigger and bigger afterwards. Nearly all of the big merchants from both countries have been dealing businesses with this Piao Miao Manor. The ordinary people from these two countries love and respect the Master of the Manor, because he is ___”

“General Lei, we ask you why that the Master of the Manor can break the battle arrays, what are you doing piling up with his praises and reputations!” Li Ming was somewhat impatient and interrupted his words, what was wrong with this Lei Yi. He normally spoke in clear and simple words, how could he talk unusually about this Piao Miao Manor today.

In regard to Li Ming’s rude retort, Lie Yi could only be silent for a moment, but when he raised his head again, he said with a magnanimous face: “The Master of the Manor is not only an exceptional merchant, he has been studying in regard to the strange method of the battle arrays. One can only hear the name of Piao Miao Manor in recent years, but not a lot of people can see its appearance, that is because the vicinity of the Manor is surrounded by the five elements of spell. Without a guide from someone from the Manor, the ordinary people will absolutely not able to go in. If we can get his help, we will be able to break the battle arrays and its method.” Once he was done speaking, he just retreated back with concentration to sit on his wooden seat.

Xuanyuan Yi looked one glance at Li Ming who still did not know what he did wrong, he was somewhat helpless and sighing in his heart. It seemed that he should properly teach this stubborn and foolish youngster. No longer paying attention to him, Xuanyuan Yi said to Lei Yi who kept his silent: “General Lei, this esteem Master of the Manor, are you personally knowledgeable about his ability?” Lei Yi had an honest temperament, and had been a general for a long time, he would not say anything without confirming it. Looking at his face when he was saying all of those words about that Master of the Manor, it could be determined that he had some relationships.

When the General asked him a question, Lei Yi had to answer, so he got up again, and answered: “This old General is fortunate, when I was injured two years ago, the Master of the Manor actually saved me. Afterwards, for the purpose of expressing my thanks, I had been to Piao Miao Manor once. Unfortunately, without someone to help me enter the door, I was trapped within the spell for a full two days, and could only come out once they helped me.”

“So, that Shang Jun was really somewhat capable, then, I will immediately ask him to come over to help now.” Listening to what he was saying, Li Ming also thought that there was a reason, he realized that he was somewhat rude and impetuous a moment ago. Lei Yi was an old General after all, so he should not interrupt his words like that. Li Ming immediately got up and wanted to rush out.

Pei Che said with an unhurried nor slow tone: “If it is easy like this, General Lei will not just tell us about this now.”

“What do you mean?” Li Ming did not understand it? He stopped his footsteps. He was looking blankly at Lei Yi.

Lei Yi’s expression was somewhat heavy, he nodded and said: “What the Military Counselor is saying, is exactly what this old General is saying, the Master of the Manor is very rarely meeting with outsiders. The legend says that even his business partner is rarely seen, so even though Piao Miao Manor is prestigious, but the people who have met with the Master of the Manor are very few. The place of the Manor is between Cang Yue and Dong Yu, he has always been dealing in businesses only, and has never been involved with the affairs of the politics from both countries. So it will be difficult if we want to meet with him, and it is even more difficult to ask him to break the battle arrays.”

This Piao Miao Manor was really arrogant, they finally found a way after discussing this for one day, so how could they abandon it easily like this. Li Ming’s stubbornness came out again, so he called out with his own exaggerated opinion: “This really will not do, we just have to strongly break through the Miao Piao Manor, I just can not believe that we can not meet that Shang Jun.”

Pei Che laughingly shook his head, and smilingly said: “If anyone can burst into the Manor casually, then, we do not need to take a lot of trouble to go and ask the Master of the Manor for help either!”

If every merchant in the country had some dealings with Piao Miao Manor, in that case, there should be one person who could see Shang Jun.

Pei Che lightly called out to Murong Shu Qing who was standing by the side of the door: “Shu Qing ~~”

Murong Shu Qing did not pay attention to him. Pei Che looked around, and could only see that Murong Shu Qing’s face was looking pensively at her own feet on the ground, as if she did not pay attention that someone was calling for her. Pei Che called her out again: “Shu Qing ~~”

Xuanyuan Yi felt that it was very strange also, it seemed that since Lei Yi started talking, she was somewhat absentminded, so Xuanyuan Yi was just about to ask the Military doctor to examine if her body was feeling well or not. But Murong Shu Qing seemed to finally recover, and raised her head to look at everyone who was looking at her silently. Murong Shu Qing forced a smile and asked: “What is the matter?”

Xuanyuan Yi felt that she was not feeling that good tonight, so he picked up the cloak and lightly put it on her body. Sensing that she was actually very weak, Xuanyuan Yi said: “You are too tired, I will help you return to rest first.”

Murong Shu Qing smilingly shook her head, and pushed Xuanyuan Yi’s hands that were about to put the cloak on her, she smilingly said: “I am alright, Pei Che, what did you say a moment ago?”

Pei Che was also looking at Murong Shu Qing anxiously, if her wound was split opened again or she fainted tonight because she was too tired, Xuanyuan Yi must take a revenge on him. But looking that her vitality appeared to be alright, he finally said: “I want to ask you, do you have any business dealings with Piao Miao Manor?”

Murong Shu Qing thought for a while, and then answered: “Some.”

“Then, have you ever met Shang Jun?” Even though she might have business dealings with Miao Piao Manor, but it was not necessary that she would meet him. But he actually believed that if that Shang Jun was really out of the ordinary just liked what Lei Yi was saying, then he (SJ) also really wanted to meet this stand out girl (MSQ).

Murong Shu Qing put a smile on her face and nodded, and refreshingly answered: “I have met the person.”

“How is this person?” Pei Che wanted to listen how she evaluated Shang Jun.

Murong Shu Qing’s sentence was slow and clear when she answered: “Very talented, bright, resourceful, and brilliant. One of the people whom Shu Qing admires.”

This unobtrusive praise made Pei Che lightly raised his sword like eyebrows, this was the first time that he had ever heard Murong Shu Qing was unreservedly praising another person, so he could not help but laughed and said: “Oh?! Even Shu Qing is praising this person like this, so I am actually curious.” At the same time, Pei Che did not forget to enjoy Xuanyuan Yi’s expression either. Even though his somewhat ruthless face did not have any change, but he saw that his eyes were flowing some angers that he could not conceal from them.

Xuanyuan Yi slightly tightened up the strength of his hands, and put the cloak on Murong Shu Qing’s shoulder. He did not want her to continue talking, so lightly embracing Murong Shu Qing, he said to Pei Che: “Since this person is so exceptional, send a notice to pay respect tomorrow, and have a detailed discussion with him.”

“Go.” Finished speaking and not waiting for everyone’s reactions, he took the cloak to embrace Murong Shu Qing, and went out of the Master’s tent.

Everyone inside the tent had not recovered, but they could only see Pei Che who was laughing heartily without any reason.

Pei Che was smiling, while he (XY) went out of the Master’s tent, there seemed to be some sour smells inside the tent ~~~ hehe.

After going out of the tent, Murong Shu Qing was somewhat shivering immediately, the night was deep, and it was colder. Even though she already had many layers of clothing on her body, but the wind was still bone-chilling cold. Feeling that Murong Shu Qing was always shivering, Xuanyuan Yi gently sighed, his one hand pulled her waist to put her into his embrace, while his other hand helped to hold on to her hat, it almost looked like she was wrapped with a cloak within his embrace. Murong Shu Qing put and leaned her head on Xuanyuan Yi’s shoulder, she felt that Xuanyuan Yi was moving forward very quickly. She was wrapped inside the cloak, so the cold wind could not brush on her face. Being separated by many layers of winter clothing, she did not feel Xuanyuan Yi’s body temperature, but her waist was held by a pair of strong hands and holding her firmly in his embrace.

The originally short route, plus with Xuanyuan Yi’s qingqong (martial art ability), they returned to the front of Murong Shu Qing’s tent very quickly. Xuanyuan Yi helped Murong Shu Qing to take her cloak off properly, he did not send her in, and only left a sentence: “Rest earlier.” Then he turned around and left.

Murong Shu Qing felt that he was somewhat different tonight, but she did not know where the problem was. When she was just about to enter the tent, suddenly Xuanyuan Yi’s voice came from behind: “Are you familiar with him?”

Murong Shu Qing was startled for a bit, she turned around to see Xuanyuan Yi was within 4-5 meters from her and he was looking at her, so she asked tentatively: “Shang Jun?” He was asking about Shang Jun, right? Xuanyuan Yi did not answer either, but he was still using that eyes that were as deep as the ocean to stare at her. Murong Shu Qing nodded her head a little and answered: “Not bad.”

For a long time, when Murong Shu Qing thought that he did but plan to speak again, Xuanyuan Yi finally asked with a depressing and gloomy voice: “Is he really that good in your heart?”

Murong Shu Qing was startled, how did she want to answer this?! The snow was already getting smaller and smaller, there were some mischievous snowflakes that were floating between the two people occasionally. Murong Shu Qing thought for a while and was just about to start talking, but Xuanyuan Yi’s movement was faster than her, he turned around and rapidly left Murong Shu Qing’s sight.

What was this? Murong Shu Qing was looking around, besides some patrol soldiers, there was no other soul in sight within this camp, so she was somewhat puzzled and raising her head to look at the moon. As it turned out, the moon would actually look brighter after the snow. Suddenly, Murong Shu Qing seemed to understand something in a flash and gently laughed out loud, and turned around to enter the tent.

Was he ___ jealous a moment ago?

So he actually still had such an adorable side.

Hehe ____


Sian’s notes:
Actually the “he” that MSQ mentioned in the previous chapter, might be this Shang Jun. The person who told her to visit the nice area near the Capital. MSQ, Huo Zhi Qing, Qi Rui, etc went to this place together. This place where MSQ met Mo Can for the second time and was almost drown in the lake. In that chapter, MSQ made a reference about “that person” who visited that place before. If my guess is right, MSQ has already known Shang Jun for a long time and come to think about it now, I believe MSQ may be the partner that is mentioned above. If I remember correctly from reading the synopsis for book 2, it’s mentioned that she and Shang Jun own a business together, but I can’t remember the name of it. It has to be this Piao Miao Manor, that’s why she got a little bit distracted while General Lei was saying those words. Ehmm, I wonder if my guess is right. We’ll see…

This chapter kinds of remind me that Pei Che is a little bit (a lot) like Xi Lie Yue. Or they actually are similar type of people. They like to tease their best friends & create troubles for them. Hahaha… But this is a cute chapter also. I want to see XY gets jealous.

Remember that qinggong is a martial art skill that can make a person to be able to “fly” or walk rather quickly & easily.

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 100: Piao Miao Manor

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This chapter was translated for only. And only for those people who don’t mind reading unprofessional translation that was being translated FREELY at the translator’s and editor’s own free times. So rude & entitled people aren’t welcome to read this translation!!! So GO AWAY….

By Qian Lu

Chapter 100

Piao Miao (Misty) Manor

It was already between 9-11 pm, today was the thirteenth of the month so the moon gradually became full. The moonlight during the winter time always seemed to be colder, a heavy snow also started to fall down again tonight. Under the moonlight, the snowflakes looked like clear flowers, they were glittering with the cold light. Floating down on the ground, very quickly, the heaven and earth became boundless with white color. It would be the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) for another ten days, but there was not a slight bustling feeling and atmosphere within the army camp. Murong Shu Qing was lightly leaning at the edge of the window, and thinking about Xing Hun and Xing Yue every time during this time, they would be shouting as they wanted her to make the lanterns with them. Unconsciously, the corner of her mouth joyfully raised up, this was her fourth year, and this was also the first time that she was not together to celebrate Chinese New Year with them. She really missed them in her heart, because they were already her closest relatives in her heart long ago.

Xuanyuan Yi did not come to eat dinner with her tonight, it seemed that this strange battle array was really tricky. Murong Shu Qing was just about to go to bed to rest, at this time, there was a soft call from outside the tent: “Miss Murong?!”

Murong Shu Qing looked one glance at Lu Yi who was about to tidy up the bed, at this time, who would be looking for her? Lu Yi went to the side of the door, and lifted the hanging curtain to look, it was that foolish youngster who looked distracted this afternoon. Looking that Lu Yi came out, he was giggling towards her. His simple and honest appearance made Lu Yi to smile afterwards, and she asked: “It is you, what is your name?”

The young soldier promptly stood properly, and smilingly answered: “You can call me Xiao Rong.”

The wind outside was blowing cold air on Lu Yi’s face, and it was extremely painful, ironically, he was still standing in the wind and giggling, so Lu Yi tightly pulled her jacket on her body. Taking her hands and putting them by the side of her lips, while she was expelling her breath and asking: “Xiao Rong, it is very late, why are you looking at my family’s Miss?” This northwest (Xi Bei) weather really made people feel unbearable.

The young soldier looked one glance secretly towards the camp, and then said: “Oh, the General invites Miss Murong to go to the Master’s tent.”

Murong Shu Qing was already standing at the side of the door, hearing what he said, she did not speak anything either, and just picked up the cloak by the side of the door. Murong Shu Qing smilingly said: “I understand, I have to inconvenient you to lead the way.” It was not easy for him in this cold weather.

Xiao Rong retreated one step, and strongly waved his hand while he said: “Miss Murong is too polite, I am not used to it.” He heard that Miss Murong was the eldest daughter of the affluent family, a blue-blooded nobility. She was also the General’s fiancée, he could not accept her being too polite to him like this.

Murong Shu Qing gently smiled and shook her head, and did not say anything to him again, wearing the cloak properly, she said to Lu Yi who also picked up the cloak: “Lu Yi, you stay inside the room.” When they returned this afternoon, she threw up several times, her complexion was still pale now. The snow outside was very heavy, so her body definitely could not endure it.

“But ___” Miss’ body was still injured!

“No but, rest properly.” It was very rare that Murong Shu Qing talked without any leeway like this, so Lu Yi did not have any alternative but to lower her head and did not dare to speak. But Murong Shu Qing knew that her (LY) heart would be very anxious about her so she gently sighed and said: “Fan Feng, you go with me.”

“Yes.” The man who was always standing outside the door, lowly answered.

Lu Yi happily lifted her head up, Murong Shu Qing gently pushed her inside the room, and went along with Xiao Rong towards the Master’s tent. She was already hopeless with these group of girls, so she could not see when their mouths were weeping like this.

The Master’s tent was not too far away from Murong Shu Qing’s tent, but the wind was big and the snows were heavy, so it made her look like a sorry figure when she entered the Master’s tent. Taking off the cloak from her body, she lifted her eyes to see, and could only see that there were not too many people inside the tent. All of them were wearing armors on their bodies, it looked like they had been discussing the matters since the afternoon until now. Looking that she came in, they were all staring to see her. Murong Shu Qing conveniently and slightly gave courtesy and saluted: “Shu Qing greets all of the Generals.”

At this time, a couple of big hands were supporting her arm, softly holding her waist so that she could stand properly. Murong Shu Qing raised her head to look up, it was Xuanyuan Yi.

Xuanyuan Yi did not say anything, only supported her to sit down on the soft couch next to the master’s seat, her ice-cold hands made his originally solemn face became even gloomier. It was unexpectedly snowing so heavy outside, she actually had not slept yet, and her body was injured by an arrow also. He would actually agree with Pei Che to ask her to come over, he surely went crazy. He really regretted when he saw her coming with the wind and snow covered her body a moment ago.

“Thank you.” Murong Shu Qing was somewhat uncomfortable and she pulled the blanket that Xuanyuan Yi gave her to cover her legs, after all, there were 5-6 people who were inconceivably staring to look at her, and it made her feel somewhat awkward at the beginning. These group of people made her to come here, it was not because they wanted to clearly look at her.

The atmosphere was extremely strange like this, so Murong Shu Qing just wanted to ask what the matter was that she had to come here. Once she raised her head, she saw Pei Che who was sitting across from her, whose arm was covered by a thick gauze. His face showed a self mocking when he was looking at his own arm, so Murong Shu Qing asked: “Pei Che, what is wrong with your hand?” It was reasonable to say that he was at the army camp from afternoon up until now, so how could he sustain an injury?

Pei Che smilingly shook his head and said: “It is alright, just a little injury. I almost caught that spy a moment ago, unfortunately, I let their many accomplices rescued him out!”

“A spy?”

“En, when I was just about to go to the Master’s tent a moment ago, I found a black dress and sly man who was looking all over the places, I was fighting with him. Originally, I was able to capture him, unexpectedly, his many accomplices attacked me from behind. Their martial arts were extremely excellent, so all of them ran away.” Speaking of this, he did not have any choice but to admire the martial art of that black dress man. He was extremely talented, if he was Cang Yue’s person, it was indeed not too encouraging.

“It was certainly a person who was arranged by Cang Yue.” Li Ming punched the side of the wooden table, the table made a thumping sound, and produced a squeaking sound, it seemed that it was on the verge of collapse.

Murong Shu Qing lightly shook her head, this person’s temperament was so violent like this, if Xuanyuan Yi did not exercise control and teach him, she was afraid that he could get into trouble. Her shoulder injury started to ache, so Murong Shu Qing did not want to continue listening, and asked: “I do not know what is the matter that these Generals ask me to come here?”

All of the people who were present, looked at Pei Che, so Murong Shu Qing knew that Pei Che was the one who called her to come here. So she turned her head to look at him. Pei Che met Murong Shu Qing’s elegant gaze, he sighed and said: “Shu Qing, this battle array today is strange, I and all of the other Generals are helpless up until now, but we can not make those soldiers to die innocently, also can not completely flee and not fight. I know that you have many capable and distinguish people under you, do you know if anybody is proficient in the five elements (Wu Xing), or adept in breaking this battle array?”

He actually thought that this method did not have any solution, You Xiao did not seem to comply with the common military campaign when he fought with them, he constantly put forth these dangerous moves and tricks. Moreover, it appeared that he had so many capable people in his side, just liked those people tonight. They could simply come to the army camp easily, besides Xuanyuan Yi, there was basically no one who could match them.

“This ~~ ” Murong Shu Qing somewhat hesitated, when she heard them talking about this battle array today, she only knew that it was a tricky move. But, within the people on her side, besides Feng Qi Xuan who knew and studied some strange division method (Qi Men Shu Shu), it seemed that nobody would understand it. And his ability did not seem to be sufficient to deal with Cang Yue. Furthermore, there was certainly one person who knew it ___ Chu Yin. But thinking of his colorful garment that looked like dripping blood, and that cold and ruthless eyes, she was not sure that she could convince him. Murong Shu Qing was thinking for a while, then she shook her head and answered: “No one. Forgive me for my helplessness.”

Her words were just left out, a scoffing sound could be heard immediately: “I already said what could this woman know!” Even though she was not as arrogant as before, but she was still raised as a wealthy Miss, what could she help. He really did not understand what Pei dage was thinking towards her all along.

“Li Ming!” Xuanyuan Yi and Pei Che’s voices berated him at the same time, and they made Li Ming felt resentful even more. What good that this woman had, so these two people were protecting her like this!!

Xuanyuan Yi felt distressed looking at Murong Shu Qing’s tired face, but she was still sitting here, this was originally his affairs, but he actually implicated her to come here. Using his tightly fisted hands to hold her ice-cold hands firmly, Xuanyuan Yi supported Murong Shu Qing to stand up and thought of taking her back.

Pei Che felt a headache, looking at Li Ming who was still sulking, he just could not be quiet, even though he knew Shu Qing for a long time and knew that she would not get angry for this trivial matter. But he (LM) did not know that when he (PC) made Murong Shu Qing to come over, Xuanyuan Yi’s face already looked like lightning flashes and thunder rolls! And he still wanted to aggravate this situation!!

Murong Shu Qing laughed, she would not bicker about this, but she did not know that their appearances now, were because of she was a femme fatale (causing a problem), she really felt injustice. Following Xuanyuan Yi’s hand, Murong Shu Qing stood up, and she should return to rest earlier. When they just got up, a little more than 50 years old General who was always sitting near the furthest side of the door, suddenly stood up, with somewhat hesitating, he finally cupped his hands to salute and said with a clear voice: “Actually, this old General knows one person.”

Murong Shu Qing lifted her eyes to look, this man’s voice sounded like a big bell, his complexion was magnanimous, he was not young anymore. Since he was still able to be in the military, he should be a good General, so unconsciously, she stopped her footsteps as she wanted to listen to what he said.

Li Ming was the most excited person, and immediately shouted: “Who, General Lei, quickly say it ah!”

Pei Che and Xuanyuan Yi looked one glance at each other, and looked towards Lei Yi at the same time. Lei Yi was the old General who defended Lin Feng Guan border, so he was the best person who understood the topography, weather and culture here. So he really should be able to recommend a good talent.

Under everyone’s anticipated gazes, Lei Yi said with a clear voice: “The Master of Piao Miao (Misty) Manor, Shang Jun.”


Sian’s notes:
I hate that Li Ming guy… The ‘woman’ word that he was using, was actually a derogatory word that literally meant that a married woman should stay at home. 😬 I mean this was an ancient period novel so no woman is allowed to work or involved in any of those so called ‘men’ affairs. But he doesn’t have to be so rude!!

Finally, another MSQ’s BFF shows up in this chapter. At least her name is mentioned at the end of this chapter. Hehehe… I’m curious what kind of personality this woman has as I may (a big may here) translate her story next. So it’s important to see if she has a likable personality or not. Hahaha…

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 99: Defeated

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Thank you for all of your responses in regard to my questions last time. I think I will skip reading those long novels for now…

This chapter was translated for only. And only for those people who don’t mind reading unprofessional translation that was being translated FREELY at the translator’s and editor’s own free times. So rude & entitled people aren’t welcome to read this translation!!! So GO AWAY….

By Qian Lu

Chapter 99


Murong Shu Qing lifted her head to look and only saw a bright black lightning shadow that came forward towards her, accompanied with its happy neighing: “Bing Po!!” Murong Shu Qing called out with a pleasant surprised. After she woke up, she asked Yan Yu to look for Bing Po at the top of Xue Shan mountain, she guessed that since Feng Shan mountain was very closed to Lin Feng Guan border, and if Bing Po could not find her, it would return to Xue Shan mountain to wait for her. But there was no trace of it at all so she was very anxious for many days.

Bing Po stopped in front of Murong Shu Qing, it intimately stroke her neck, Bing Po appeared to be somewhat impetuous. Murong Shu Qing softly patted its head, and leaned her face closely to Bing Po, while her hand was gently caressing its supple mane, she lowly said: “How can you be here?!” Even though she knew that it would not answer her question, but Murong Shu Qing still lowly mumbled at its ear. Bing Po was the most special friend that she had in this era.

Bing Po’s strong, tall and straight posture was especially appealing to the eyes, when it could come quickly a moment ago, it made everyone who was in the army, felt in awe and was full of admiration. Just looking at one person and one horse who were acting very intimately without regards for the others, one black arrogant and untamed fine horse, with its fine black hair that was hanging down, with a woman who was wearing a white dress that looked like snow, they looked like painting, and it made people unable to bear to disturb them.

After a long time, a young soldier seemed to recover, he was admiring and sizing up Bing Po, while he asked: “Is it your horse?” Very handsome horse ah, he thought that the General’s horse, Zhan Hun was already the best horse on earth, as it turned out there was still another great and handsome horse like this on earth.

Looking at his startling appearance, Murong Shu Qing was dodging Bing Po’s mischievously tried to blast the air on her neck, while she smilingly asked: “Have you seen it?”

The young soldier promptly nodded and answered: “Yes ah, it had been hovering in the vicinity of the army camp for the last few days, I was not the only one who had seen it, but many people had seen it too. But it was very sharp, and its speed was very quick, we were not able to get near it, and it was already gone.” Looking at it from far away, one could already see that it was a good horse, who would have thought that looking at it closely, it was so tall and mighty like this.

Several days ago? Was it after she made Yan Yu to go and look at it at Xue Shan mountain? Did it follow Yan Yu to come back? Then, why did it not show its own self willingly, and it wanted to secretly follow him back? Could it be because ____ Last time, Bing Po saw that a fake Zi Yuan released an arrow at her, so it did not trust anybody anymore, so it followed Yan Yu to come here, until it would see her appearance?

No wonder that it was impetuous a moment ago, and it was no wonder that its eyes looked tired. Murong Shu Qing lovingly stroked Bing Po’s face, if she did not come out today, would it be continuing to wait for her like this!

Murong Shu Qing was softly patting Bing Po over and over agin, it finally tranquilly put its head on Murong Shu Qing’s shoulder, and appeared to be resting. At this time, a resounding and delighted sound echoed from behind Murong Shu Qing: “Bing Po, long time no see.”

Bing Po alertly raised its head, and looked at the person who came over, Murong Shu Qing also turned around to look, it was Xuanyuan Yi. There were still several people who wore armors and were following behind him, Pei Che was also following behind. They should just finish discussing the military situation, hearing the disturbance, they came out of the tent. And their eyes were clearly admiring and throbbing in blaze, highlighting their desires to conquer Bing Po. Perhaps, what Xuanyuan Yi said, was correct, Bing Po was enough to make any man to have his blood racing. Or perhaps, conquering and possessing in itself was a nature of human being. This kind of personality to admire a thing that was in front of oneself, appeared to be especially clear.

After Bing Po saw Xuanyuan Yi clearly, it made a resounding neigh sound, its front feet were softly kicking continuously. It clearly did not forget that it was competed with him heartily, Xuanyuan Yi also hooked up the corner of his mouth resolutely because of Bing Po’s excitement.

After its neighing, Bing Po looked the same as before, it drooped its head on Murong Shu Qing’s shoulder, its tiredness made Murong Shu Qing feel sorry for it. Holding Bing Po’s face with both of her hands, Murong Shu Qing used her forehead to rub its face lightly, and with a gentle voice, she whispered: “You have found me, go now!”

Bing Po looked face to face at Murong Shu Qing’s eyes for a moment, suddenly, it extended its big tongue to lick Murong Shu Qing’s face firmly once, and spread its saliva all over Murong Shu Qing’s face, then it ran away after successfully did the prank. It was running cheerfully and making noises all the way. Murong Shu Qing did not know whether to laugh or cry, was it a retaliation for missing her for half a month?!

Bing Po’s speed was very quick as if a lighting so it already ran away for far away in an instant, within all of the living things that were fast asleep during this winter season, its domineering and unruly posture and its freedom and opportunity to chase the wind, made everyone who had seen it, unable to help but to praise and sigh. Not to mention for these people who were usually in a war all year round, it would make these men who loved a horse, would become foolish men. Even though Li Ming admired Bing Po greatly, but he was even more curious towards this woman upfront who was helplessly smiling, this person was that Murong Shu Qing whom he had seen before? She looked like her, but she also did not look like her. This thin figure did not have any good quality, and her appearance was so ordinary as if a clear porridge or a small side dish, but what was different? It was that refined air that was on her body, or that tranquil, gentle and light smile? He was puzzling over it.

Pei Che was looking at the direction where Bing Po went, while he asked the question that everyone wanted to ask: “Shu Qing, where did Bing Po go ah?”

Murong Shu Qing took the silk fabric that Lu Yi handed over, and wiped clean the saliva on her face, Bing Po really gave her a ‘deep’ kiss this time! Murong Shu Qing smilingly answered: “It was tired these past few days, so it needed to rest.” According to the young soldier’s words, it was already waiting for her within the vicinity of their army camp for five days, it was really hard for Bing Po.

Pei Che suggested: “Is it not the same letting it rests inside the army camp?” It was not easy to see Bing Po again, but in a wink, it already ran away. Even though it was not his horse, but if it was staying at the army camp, he would be able to see it frequently and that would be a happy thing.

Murong Shu Qing helplessly shrugged her shoulders, she softly smiled and said: “This Lin Feng Guan border is its territory, I am unable to control it.” Bing Po always accustomed to do what it pleased and was free, this was the place where it grew up, so she did not want to restrict it to stay in this army camp where Bing Po would be ‘glared like a tiger was watching its prey.’

“Reporting ___”

At this moment, a horse was quickly and madly coming to the army camp in a hurry, that somewhat hysterical sound of the horse’s hooves made all of the people stopped their discussions. Looking at the person who came, Murong Shu Qing suddenly had this bad premonition, very quickly, the person who was reporting, already arrived in front of everyone. He was somewhat staggering when he got down from his horse, and immediately kneeled on the ground.

“Say it.” Xuanyuan Yi showed a gloomy, dignified and imposing manner at this time, it made Murong Shu Qing slightly stepped a couple steps back, this was a soldier’s temperament! It would always make people to be consciously in awe.

The person who came, had not said anything yet, and always dropped his head so no one could see his expression, he simply put the package that he had been carrying in his bosom, on the ground carefully. Li Ming who saw him not saying anything for a long time, was completely anxious, so he angrily said: “Is there any news from the front line, quickly say it ah!”

The person who came, used an emotional voice to answer: “Yes.” And he slowly opened the package with his trembling hands, there was a reeking blood smell from inside that black and dirty long clothing, along with those trembling hands and his depressing low sob. Could it be, that was ___

Murong Shu Qing suddenly thought of something, she pulled Lu Yi who was curiously stretching her body forward to see, and called out: “Lu Yi, do not look!”

“Ah ____” But it was too late as Lu Yi threw her own body into Murong Shu Qing’s embrace with a shriek, Lu Yi was frighteningly stressed out as her shoulders were continuously trembling and having a hurried breathing. Murong Shu Qing gently patted her back, while she looked away. Her heart was also palpitating madly, even though she did not shout it out, but she felt that she had a blank mind and was dizzy at this moment. Only because that long clothing package was filled with bloodstains, even when one could not see clearly whose face it was, but that person’s head made people feel very creepy!

After the dirty blood stained the snow on the ground, that black color tightly caught everyone’s heart as if it was a grim reaper.

Li Ming’s hand was grabbing the front jacket of the soldier who was kneeling on the ground, while he was shaking him, and asked with anger: “What is going on with this!!” He was still chatting with his own soldiers last night, but why was the situation so different today!!

This young soldier could not stop his sobbing anymore, his expression also looked empty, but he still firmly and persistently answered: “An hour ago, a pack of snow wolves ran out of the forest of the snowy mountain, they were holding the soldiers’ ~~ heads in their mouths.” Recalling the scene from a moment ago, a pack of wolves rushed towards them, they were actually throwing the heads of his comrades who were fighting along with him, after he said this, the young soldier could not help but to cry bitterly again.

“Snow wolves?!” Pei Che frowningly asked: “Then what?” He knew that it was a maze, could it be that he estimated it wrongly?!

Forcefully wiping his face to stop his grieving tears, the young soldier said: “After the snow wolves threw out the heads, they leapt back into the mountain forest, the Deputy Commander in Chief was afraid that this was a plan to entice the enemy, so they did not go in to chase after them, and ordered me to quickly report this to the General.”


Sian’s notes:
Aww… Bing Po is back for a little bit. Iread4fun & Phour should be happy. Unfortunately for Phour, Mo Can isn’t coming back (yet) riding on Bing Po. 😅😅

Chapter 98: First Battle

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 98: First Battle

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This chapter was translated for only. And only for those people who don’t mind reading unprofessional translation that was being translated FREELY at the translator’s and editor’s own free times. So rude & entitled people aren’t welcome to read this translation!!! So GO AWAY….

By Qian Lu

Chapter 98

First Battle

“Miss, why are you getting up?” Lu Yi promptly put down the new tea that she just steep properly, and nervously supported Murong Shu Qing who holding on to the bed curtain to support herself. This wound was just a little better, and Miss was already restless, the Military doctor said that if the wound was split opened again, it would leave a very ugly scar, unfortunately, Miss was unconcerned about it.

Murong Shu Qing’s one hand was holding on to the bed curtain to support herself, while her other hand was supported by Lu Yi to stand up properly, she helplessly and smilingly said: “I have already been lying in bed for five days, the wound is a lot better, let me walk a little, if I continue lying down again, my bones will quickly stiffened.” She had never lied down in bed for a long time before, and Lu Yi really looked like a housewife more and more.

Lu Yi was thinking, then she looked at Murong Shu Qing again, whose vitality seemed to be a lot better today, so she nodded her head: “Then alright, just walk around the inner room.”

Inner room?? Murong Shu Qing did not show any temperament and only gave her a supercilious look, how could one walk around in this tiny tent?! Lightly pulling Lu Yi’s sleeve, Murong Shu Qing smilingly whispered: “Today’s sunshine is very good, walking in front of the tent will be good?”

“But ~ ” How could Miss learn about Miss Tang’s bad habits, showing her expectation face and miserable appearance, how could she reject her! Lu Yi was just about to struggle whether or not to agree with Murong Shu Qing’s request, suddenly, a long and loud horn sounded, that urgent horn sound that sounded like a loud bell, scared the two people. Lu Yi asked with a somewhat lingering fears: “What sound is that?”

“The army horn.” Murong Shu Qing faintly muttered. Letting go of Lu Yi’s hand, she walked to the front of the window and lightly lifted the heavy curtain up. She could only see that the soldiers outside were running orderly, it seemed that with the sound of the horn this time, Cang Yue was already somewhat impatient.

Lu Yi was also very curious, she walked to the side of the door and said: “What has happened? I will go and take a look.”

Murong Shu Qing put the window curtain down, and said to Lu Yi who wanted to go outside the tent: “Lu Yi, come back.” This was an army camp, and was not their family’s backyard, it was not a place where she could go freely. Moreover, the outside was not safe, how could she let Lu Yi go out and take any risk.

Just barely going out, she could see the normally solemn and tranquil big camp, all of the officers and soldiers were sternly waiting in front of the square together, nobody was saying anything. One could only see the constant dust that was flying up and their faces had solemn expressions, it made her feel their nervousness and stress. Hearing Murong Shu Qing’s voice, Lu Yi hurriedly retreated back.

Lu Yi was still staring stupidly, and standing by the side of the door, Murong Shu Qing laughingly shook her head, and sat down on the bed, and she softly called: “Someone comes.”

Very quickly, a shadow went in a flash from the outside tent, he was wearing a gray cotton clothing, with a dark complexion. He seemed to be extremely ordinary, and was similar as every servant in one’s family, and he cupped his fists to salute: “Master.” Respectfully and slightly lowered his head, he waited for Murong Shu Qing’s command.

His appearance made Murong Shu Qing slightly hook up the corner of her mouth, and carefully sized him up for a while. He had a very ordinary appearance, very ordinary clothing, very ordinary manner, but she was satisfied that Yan Yu arranged him to be her secret bodyguard. He did not wear a black clothing to show his mysterious personality, did not show an expressionless and icily arrogant present, and did not show his oppressed personality to declare his power and ability. He was neither servile nor overbearing, not warm nor fiery, reserved and steady, she liked him. Murong Shu Qing withdrew her gaze that was closely examining him, and she smilingly said: “Go look to see what is going on!”

The man answered: “Yes.” Similar to when he came, he rapidly came out of the tent.

Lu Yi had already returned to Murong Shu Qing’s side, and supporting her, she said: “Miss, I will help you to walk inside the tent, you can not walk outside now.”

Murong Shu Qing lightly shook her head and said: “No need, accompany me to drink a cup of tea.” She did not want to walk inside this small tent.

“Oh.” Lu Yi brought the tea set, both of them were sitting in front of the low table, and drinking tea. Lu Yi did not say anything again, but she was thinking that Miss was surely thinking about Xuanyuan Gongzi and the matter about the army now, so it was good if she just drank the tea.

Cang Yue’s challenge this time was the first offensive attack that You Xiao originated to Xuanyuan Yi, so he needed to gain an upper hand. After all, Xuanyuan Yi’s reputation was very prominent among the various countries. Battling with Dong Yu, Cang Yue’s soldiers must be feeling very afraid in their hearts, if they could have a small victory this time, then it would give them some faiths to You Xiao, and could also shock Dong Yu’s prestige. So he needed this victory more in this battle.

These past few days, Xuanyuan Yi came back to have meals with her after sundown, he did not talk a lot either, it was clear that he had a heavy load in his heart. Once they finished eating, he would let her rest early, and then just left. And Pei Che, after that day, he had not gone to her tent anymore. It seemed that they still could not break the battle arrays from last time. Then, this battle today ___ she was afraid that it would point to a disaster.

Murong Shu Qing was lightly stroking the teacup, looking at the pale yellow tea color, several of the tea leaves were already floating and blooming, along with her slight shaking, the tea leaves were moving up and down, floating and spinning inside the cup. It looked as if there was an external force that caused it to float and spin, but this was not something that they wanted to have the water to move them freely!


“Master.” After about 2 hours, a respectful voice from a man pulled back Murong Shu Qing’s mind, closing a book, Murong Shu Qing sat up from the couch. Without in a hurry nor slow tone, she said it without hesitation: “Say it.”

“Cang Yue came to challenge first, Dong Yu met them head-on, both of the vanguard armies were fighting, not knowing the actual fighting place, but after the fight moved to the west side of the Lin Shan mountain, there was no sound of fighting anymore. Nobody could hear the sound of the fight nor one could see if anybody was withdrawing or coming, it was absolutely strange. After General Xuanyuan Yi ordered to withdraw, the second vanguard armies went to check it up, but they still could not see any movement, and had not retreated back.” The man’s voice was not loud, and he explained it briefly and to the point.

According to her understanding towards Xuanyuan Yi, going in to this battle without any assurance like this, and blindly sacrificing the battle, he should not continue to fight at all. Thinking for a moment, Murong Shu Qing continued to ask: “Then, do you know whether or not the army has already come back to the camp?”

“Except for the three thousand officers and soldiers who are guarding the outside of the upper Lin Shan mountain area, the other people have already returned.”

It seemed like wanting to seal his words, there were the sounds of the horses’ hooves that came through from a distant until they were near, the horses’ hooves were firm, and the sounds were orderly so it should be the troops who were withdrawing. Nodding her head, Murong Shu Qing softly said: “I understood, you can withdraw.”

“Yes.” The man was just about to turn around and leave the tent, when Murong Shu Qing suddenly asked: “Oh right, what is your name?”

The man was clearly startled, he did not think that Murong Shu Qing would ask his name, but very quickly, he tranquilly answered: “Fan Feng.”

Fan Feng! She would remember it. Murong Shu Qing gently nodded her head, so the man came out of the tent.


Sian’s notes:

I have questions for the readers. It doesn’t relate to this novel, but I check novel updates every so often just to see what kind of novels are being updated there, and find that there are many (I mean MANY) novels that have over 2,000 ; 3,000 or even 4,000 chapters. WHAT???!!! I usually run far away when I see that many chapters in a novel but am kind of curious if any of you have read those type of novels. Is there any good novel that needs to have over 2,000 chapters? How does the author even think of the plots when he/she writes these type of novels? I assume that that are tons of plots repetitions in those novels. I mean, seriously how can one person think of so many different plots in these novels??!! I’m currently reading Doomed To Be Cannon Fodder that has almost 300 chapters in it. This novel has a very high rating too (4.7 out of 5, I think), so I check it out. It’s so boring that I only skim the majority of the chapters. Hahaha… I have my own “OCD” personality that I will not drop a novel as long as I can read it for more than 20-30 chapters. DTBCF had an interesting plot at the beginning but then it started to be repetitive in no time & this novel only has 297 chapters total. Not even close to 2,000 chapters. 😂😂😂 Anyway, that’s my Friday’s nothing to do question & have a great weekend you all!!

Chapter 97: Arranging The Battle Arrays

Chapter 99: Defeated