Destined Marriage With Fragrance: Tang Xiao Xiao’s Side Story Part 2

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Side Story: Tang Xiao Xiao

Part 2

I was always following behind that white clothing woman, even though she appeared to be gentle and fragile, and was also modest and had courtesy to people, but I still felt that she only had an estranged manner towards me. How could I make her to be willing to be friends with me? Master had not thought me about this, it was really annoying!!

After walking for a while, I saw that she entered a family’s tavern, the tavern appeared to be decorated magnificently. One could see that the shopkeeper was a self-seeking and low status person. Looking at her snow white brocade, he said with a charming face: “Miss, please come inside.”

Looking that a group of people were going into the tavern, I did not care too much, and also hurriedly followed them up. But once I arrived at the gate, I was blocked by two shop assistants outside the door. The shopkeeper’s appearance immediately changed, and ignorantly said while he pinched his nose: “Beggar, leave, do not block this older man’s business.”

Looking at my own clothing, even though it was a beggar’s clothing, but I was not smell at all. I originally wanted to slap the shopkeeper’s face with the money, but I had a second thought and wanted to use a better method. I held the old hat on my head, and pointed at the white dress woman’s figure who was going upstairs, I raised my head, and said: “The person who just came in, was my elder sister.”

“Elder sister? Your elder sister?” The shopkeeper did not believe me and looked me up and down, he did not have any belief on his face, did this young beggar think that he could be cheated so easily like this? What kind of person was the (woman) who just went in a moment ago! That was indeed the eldest daughter of the Murong’s family. And would she have this kind of younger brother?! Humph! “Get out!”

Looking that fists would be dropped soon, I did not take it seriously, they only had a little bit of strengths, how could they be able to injure me! I blocked one shop assistant’s fist, and said to the shopkeeper: “Wait a minute! Ask her if you do not believe me.”

This young beggar was indeed reckless, but he looked like he had self-confidence, his words appeared to be somewhat imposing also, could it be that he really had some relations with the Murong’s family?! Taking care of this business for a long time was his goal, so it would still be better if he asked. So the shopkeeper went to the second floor, and walked to the side room that was by the window facing the street. The shopkeeper respectfully asked with a smile: “Miss, there is a young beg… (from beggar word) young elder brother outside, he said that he is your younger brother?”

“Younger brother?” Murong Shu Qing stared blankly, and looked outside the window, she could only see that woman whom she met this morning, and was standing outside, she was jostling with two of the shop assistants. 

I lifted my head up to see that the white dress woman was smiling and looking at me, so I immediately waved to her, the sunshine was glittering conveniently on her smiling expression. Who would have imagined that when I was not defended myself, those shop assistants ferociously pushed me. My martial arts was originally not very good to begin with, so I retreated for several steps back, and almost fell flat on my face. They unexpectedly dared to push this young lady, so I rolled my sleeves up, so I could give them a good look!!

Murong Shu Qing was looking at their appearances that looked like they would be fighting soon, so she gently smiled and shook her head. This woman was really rude and impetuous, she knew that those shop assistants were not her opponent, but if the whole hired thugs that the tavern hired and those shops assistants attacked her at the same time, she was afraid that she would be inconvenient. Her heart did not want to see her getting injured, so Murong Shu Qing smilingly said to the shopkeeper: “She is, so I will trouble the shopkeeper to bring her up.” She also did not know what was wrong with her, she actually liked this reckless young girl.

The shopkeeper secretly breathed in his heart, and repeatedly answered: “Yes, yes, yes, I will go immediately.” Fortunately, he came up and asked, he could not offend the Murong family’s Gongzi, it was certainly not good to have any issue with them in Jin Zhou city!

After showing a fallen leaves boxing, those shop assistants were beaten badly, but those hired thugs were holding staffs and they wanted to dash forwards to me, heavens ah! There were unexpectedly more than a dozen people, this tavern actually had these many hired thugs, so this must be a family’s inn that scammed the guests. Just when I was about to think on how to beat them, that shopkeeper actually and promptly ran over, and said in a loud voice to those hired thugs. He looked like a dad who was yelling at his wife and a youngster, and he walked straight to me. He totally did not have the same ignorance that he showed a moment ago, and with that brazen face whose smile looked like a blossoming flower, he said: “Young Gongzi, please do not blame me, this old person has rotten eyes, please go upstairs, please go upstairs.”

Please, do not stand so close like this, it made me feel extremely disgusted, I did not feel like paying any attention to you, so I immediately went to the second floor to go in to the private room. That white dress woman was smiling and looking at me, she was really nice-looking, how was I not able to smile like this?! Somewhat annoyed, I sat my butt down next to the woman, grabbed the hat that was on my head, and smilingly answered: “I am Tang Xiao Xiao, what is your name?”

She still faintly answered: “Murong Shu Qing.”

“Murong… Shu Qing…” It was really a pleasant name to hear, Shu Qing, Shu Qing, it was comfortable (shufu, from Shu means comfortable) and elegant (qingya, from Qing means refined/elegant), it was really a good name. I sat up, happily and smilingly said: “Then you can call me Xiao Xiao, and I will call you Qing Qing!” It was really good!

However, Qing Qing clearly did not think like this, listening to my words, her face that originally had a light smile, was slightly startled, and she lowly mumbled: “Qin Qin (means kiss, dear one)?” I persistently nodded my head, Qing Qing was good ah, it was pleasant to hear also, it was also close and dear. Master would call me like this! But she somewhat helplessly said: “Miss and I do not seem to be very familiar (with each other)?” 

I moved the chair closer to her, she did not avoid me either, so my heart was even happier, and I said: “We have met three times, moreover, you also admit that you are my elder sister, are we still not familiar (to each other)?” Regardless, I want to be friends with her. Pulling her hand, I miserably looked at her, and said in a whisper: “I left Master, I do not have any close relatives down the mountain, you will not refuse to acknowledge me, right?” Thinking that she was alone during this period, did not have anybody to love dearly, and did not have anybody to like. I originally only wanted to get a sympathy by saying it like this, but could not help to feel broken hearted.

“I….” Murong Shu Qing gently sighed. After listening to this sentence, she actually did not know how she could continue to talk, especially facing a pair of tearful eyes like this. Plus looking at her childish face that was filled with grievance, she was probably only about 15 years old. Forget it, she actually could not beat to shake off of her hand, and could only let her hold her hand. 

I touched the tears out of the corners of my eyes, and looking that she did not say anything, I breathed in, and shamelessly said: “Since you do not say anything, that means you have promised me.”

She still had not spoken up, but my stomach disappointedly made a gurgling sound, when I looked at the fine food that filled the table. I just remembered that I was waiting for her for one whole morning, and I had not eaten anything! Qing Qing laughingly picked up a bowl of soup for me and pushed it in front of me. My disapproving tears almost fell down once again, besides Master, there was nobody who was so good to me. Picking up the chopsticks on the table, I drank the soup while I picked up the dishes to feed my stomach! 

After eating halfway, I suddenly thought about something, so I put down the chopsticks, and asked: “I want to ask you a question.”

Qing Qing also lifted her head up, and looked at me, she smilingly said: “Ask me!”

I seriously asked: “How did you know that it was me for these past two days? Was there any flaws in my face changing skill?” Master said that if I would find out about any flaws, then I could learn the face changing skill better like this. But she could actually recognize me several times, it seems that she must have seen my flaws.

Qing Qing looked at my humble and seeking knowledge appearance, and pointed at my eyes, she smilingly said: “Your face changing skill is very good, if there is any flaws, that is probably (because of) your eyes.” This flowery age’s girl, who had not experienced any worldly life, how could she be able to understand the emotions and moods of someone who was poor and in a poverty-stricken (situation), and how could she also understand the years that were filled with many great changes?!

“My eyes?” I touched my own eyes, and talked out loudly to myself: “So my wrinkle eyes were not sticking good these past two days?” Impossible, I already inspected them many times ah, they were very perfect! Looking that Qing Qing did not know whether to laugh or smile when she was looking at me, could it be that my wrinkle eyes were really not sticking good? Alright, I humbly nodded my head and said: “Then I will be more careful next time.”

Knowing that when I finished (speaking), she was laughing even happier, but what was she laughing about. Forget it, I would not pay attention to this topic, plus there was one more thing that I did not understand either, so I continued to ask: “Then why did you not arrest me ah?”

“Arrest you?” Murong Shu Qing shrugged her shoulders.

“Yes.” I nodded my head, it seemed that she did not know any martial arts, those servants were probably only lounge bags. Pulling Qing Qing’s hand, I seriously said: “You are really smart, you are also good oh, anyway, I have made a decision that I like you, so let’s be friends!”

Murong Shu Qing felt somewhat powerless for the first time, this person was too straightforward, and could still force herself upon someone else. She actually did not loathe this young girl, but her enthusiasm could really make people somewhat unable to endure her!

“If you do not say anything, that means you promise!” I did not care with too many things, since she did not say anything, so I would strike first and gain the upper hand, this was Master’s teaching!

Patting my round and bulging stomach, I quickly stood up! I gigglingly said: “I am full. I am leaving. Qing Qing, you stay here, right, I will come and find you again tomorrow.” My belongings were still at the cabin, so I wanted to take them here. Being by Qing Qing’s side, would surely have more interesting things to do while I was down the mountain this time. Thinking about the plentiful and interesting life that I would do in the future, I could not help but smile out loud. Waving my hand, I hurriedly went back to pack up!

Hong Xiu looked at this person whose figure disappeared in an instant just like a wisp of smoke, and she said extremely angrily: “Miss, this person is really shameless.” She had never seen this kind of shameless person before? Forcing someone to be her friend, how could there was someone like this.

Naturally, Hong Xiu still did not know that this person was the one who stole her Miss’ 500 liang, otherwise their future days would be even more interesting!

Murong Shu Qing looked at her own hands that were held (by TXX) for the whole afternoon, she gently smiled, sighed and said: “It appears that we are stuck.” She would never dare to underestimate any mankind’s perseverance and curiosity, moreover, that young woman from a moment ago, was a lot more different than the other people. They would just eat breakfast early and leave tomorrow, otherwise she was afraid that they would be troubled for the next few months!

*****

“Qing Qing, I am here.” I thought about it, and would come here earlier to move and stay together with Qing Qing, it was not easy for me to make a good friend?!

Murong Shu Qing who was just about to enter the side room, her legs were stiffened (hearing TXX’s voice), her (TXX) action was really quick, it seemed that she could not hide from her (TXX)!!

Sian’s notes:

Hahahaha… That’s how TXX forced herself to become MSQ’s friend. So cute… There are three masters that are mentioned in this novel and I’m very curious about, unfortunately, there’s no explanation of who they are. First, MSQ small uncle first son’s master who is his wife’s master also, second, TXX’s master, and lastly, Yan Yu/Cang Su’s master which will be mentioned in their side stories. 

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Destined Marriage With Fragrance: Tang Xiao Xiao’s Side Story Part 1

This chapter was translated for https://nuttyisprocrasinating.wordpress.com 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.

TXX’s side story is using a first person narrative which I’m not used to and this is the first time that I’m translating a story with a first person narrative. I have never liked a story that is being told using a first person as it’s very confusing sometimes. I was actually going to change it into a third party narrative but decided to keep it as the original raw. So I apologize if the sentences are somewhat strange.

Side Story: Tang Xiao Xiao

Part 1

Jin Zhou City

At the beginning of the spring season, the spring wind was warm, there was always a fragrance from every kind of flowers that were drifting in the air, especially in Jin Zhou. This was Dong Yu’s tea countryside, the best long dan tea was naturally produced here. So the fragrance of flowers would carry the fragrance from the tea, and it made people to feel like smelling an unusual clear and crisp air. When one was walking on the road to the small town, there were falling petals by the side of the roads, so it made this small town look like it was draped by the beautiful red clouds clothing.

The scenery of the small town was completely different from the hustle and bustle, or (different than) the beautiful image of a pretty daughter from a humble family. I was extremely fond of this place, unfortunately, the money that I brought when I went down the mountain, was already used up, so I wanted to ‘cheat to earn’ some money.

Patting on my outfit, I squatted at the curb side of the small stone step, and was looking at whomever who was comparatively pleasing to the eyes. I would just ask him to borrow some money oh.

Got it! Looking that there was a servant girl and servants who were at the woman’s side, so she must have been a rich woman, so it would be you, actually being looked at by this Miss was really your good fortune. Intentionally making my hair to look messy, I rushed to that woman.

The woman was walking and taking a look (at things) all the way, suddenly she was bumped by me, and she had not had any guard against anything so she was startled, and cried out: “Ah….” 

The red dress’ young servant girl who was always following behind her, hurriedly stepped forward, and supported her, she carefully asked: “Miss, are you alright?” Properly supporting that white dress woman, the young servant girl yelled at her: “How did you walk?”

I was captured by the two servants who were behind the woman, these family servants were extremely fierce. I pretended to be shivering on the side, while rushingly giving an explanation: “I am sorry, I am sorry, my mother is sick, this small person is trying to find a physician urgently, Miss, please spare my life ah….” With this Miss’ trying trick, they would probably curse a few words at the most, and I could just steal those banknotes that seemed to be so thick when I touched them a moment ago!

Murong Shu Qing scanned one glance at this thin man, it seemed that a burst of wind could blow him away. He had a scraggy hair, and his dark gray plain clothing looked like it had been washed for so many times until it looked so pale. But those pair of eyes were not muddy at all, instead they were in great spirits, this actually made Murong Shu Qing to feel somewhat strange. But looking at his anxious face and appearance, Murong Shu Qing did not make things difficult for him, and faintly said: “Let him go.”

Was it really that easy? I could not help but look at that woman who was wearing a simple white clothing again, this person was really interesting.

“Yes.” The servants obeyed the order and let go. But I did not care too much, after expressing an insincere thank you, I just ran away like a wisp of smoke. Once I turned at the corner of an alley, I took out the banknotes and examined them carefully, not bad, two hundred liang oh, this time I could play for a long time.

Murong Shu Qing was looking at that agile’s back, and was thinking about those pair of eyes again, and she felt that the man was somewhat fishy. Reaching out to stroke her waist lightly, she could feel a soft touch, the banknotes that she put in her waist were already disappeared without a trace.

Hong Xiu looked that Murong Shu Qing was frowning slightly and supporting her waist, but it should not be because she was bumped and gotten hurt by that person, so she anxiously asked: “Miss? Are you injured?” 

Murong Shu Qing lightly smiled and shook her head, then she answered: “Nothing. I am hungry, let’s go to eat.” It could be said that she had first-hand knowledge about a thief in this ancient times, how quick movement, and how good acting. Looking at that man’s skill, she thought that these servants would not be able to chase after him, so she would just regard this as getting a lesson.

*****

Jin Zhou city was really worthy to be called the tea’s country, not only that the small town was filled with the tea (fragrance), this year’s new spring tea could also be tasted the quickest. Sitting inside the teahouse at the roadside of the small town, and tasting this year’s new tea, it was indeed extremely and satisfyingly tasty. 

Master said to observe many people, so the changing face skill could be learned better. I was watching attentively at the travelers who usually came to the teahouse, and a white dress figure unhurriedly walked in. That was a woman from yesterday. But one could only see that she was holding a new plucked bud in her hand. Her slightly raised mouth made her look very comfortable, and there was a type of attraction and charisma that made people want to approach her. The mellow bud that was in her hand looked like the fragrant long dan tea that was encircling her fingertips, the fresh new green (bud) was quietly blossoming within her hand. 

I was solely preoccupied with the money yesterday, so did not examine anything carefully, as it turned out, this rich Miss would have this kind of personality. I did not have any shortage of money today, but this Miss really wanted to play with her again.

Murong Shu Qing gently squeezed the core of the tea, while she was thinking of how she should expand the area to plant the tea, (how to) plan a new variety, or (how to) pack the new tea. The Murong’s family had a large area to plant the tea and the resources were good now, but she just did not have a good person who would supervise this, and the quality of the tea leaves were not special either. While she was thinking and was somewhat entranced (by her thinking), she could sense a shadow in front of her, and she was already bumped by someone who just came in. 

Following the drive, and after I deliberately took advantage (to bump into her), she actually took on my head-on bumping sharply, and waited for me to stand firm, while she was looking up and down to see if I was injured, then she anxiously asked: “Big aunt, are you alright?”

I held back my laughter, showed a panic and doubtful face, and was still gasping for air for a good moment. Then I smilingly patted her hand, and conveniently walked to feel the banknotes that were in her waist. Lightly coughing, I put on a kindly appearance with great effort, and smilingly said: “I am alright, I am alright, I am already old.”

As I was speaking, I was also walking towards the side alley.

Where had she seen those pair of eyes before?

The collision? Murong Shu Qing understood in a flash, it was him! Stroking her waist again, the banknotes were gone….

Looking up again, where was that old woman figure again.

Murong Shu Qing did not know whether to laugh or cry, it seemed that her appearance (MSQ) looked very inviting to a thief. In a short two days, she met with a thief twice, moreover, the person was actually the same person. But she actually admired this young thief, this person could be a man and a woman, old and young, his disguise was remarkable, even his voice was copied almost perfectly. Was this exactly the legendary face changing skills? She really gained her knowledge.

Hong Xiu did not understand, after Miss supported the old lady, why was she was smiling strangely, so she puzzlingly asked: “Miss, what is wrong?”

Murong Shu Qing did not explain at all, only smilingly shook her head, and said: “Nothing, let’s go.”

She and that young thief appeared to be brought together by faith, she did not know whether or not she could still be able to see him again?

Passing the dark alley, I pulled out the banknotes in my hand, 300 liang? She was really rich. Lightly patting the banknotes, I leaned on the side of the wall to wait for the woman and her servants to come over. But after waiting for a long time, there was no small movement at all. This person was robbed a total of 500 liang, that was equivalent to three years of ordinary family’s meals, but she actually did not chase after me? What kind of person was she ah? I could not help but to turn around to that direction again, and quietly walked back to the roadside. Extending her head to look around, the woman’s trace was already long disappeared.

This person was really interesting, so I would wait for her here again tomorrow!

*****

 

Really boring, I had already waited for three days, but had not seen that white dress woman again. Sitting cross-legged by the side of the road, I lowered the brim of my hat to obstruct (my face) from the bright and beautiful spring sunshine. She was playing around with the angle of a broken cup, and when I was about to prepare to leave out of boringness, that trace of white (figure) finally appeared.

I thought that I would still have to wait for her more! I stood up excitingly, and pulled the broken straw hat, while I held the cup with my hand to follow behind her, as I wanted to play a different game with her. 

She had already seen enough about the situation around the tea garden, so Murong Shu Qing planned to return to Hua Du city tomorrow, so she could think properly how to plan to used the tea garden once more. Murong Shu Qing was a little reluctant to leave Jin Zhou city, as this kind of natural scenery was satisfyingly relaxing and it made people to feel relaxed, and she really liked it. She could gently step on the green road to wander around the tranquil ancient road, and this was actually her yearning.

Looking at her satisfying appearance, I ran several steps, and approached her, but was lifted up by two servants. I took advantage to raise the cup, and pathetically begged: “Miss, have a pity, have a pity.”

Kuang dang (sound something fell in the cup)!

I originally still wanted to continue to be pitiful, and I conveniently dropped several tears, I looked that there was 50 liang of the big gold ingot inside the broken cup. For a moment, I was stunned, was she an idiot, that she would give a beggar 50 liang? I was still absent-minded when the woman’s clear voice came through by the side of my ear: “Did you not plan to steal again this time?”

“As it turns out, you know.” I simply stood up in front of the woman, her understanding eyes had a faint smiling expression. Master said that my face changing skill could be considered perfect, but it could actually be seen through by this young woman, so Master’s face changing skill was just like this! Forget it, my one hand was on my waist, while my other hand was holding the broken cup, I looked askance at her and said: “What do you want to do now?” I did not take seriously the martial arts of these servants, but I did not know if this white dress woman could still have any other trick to do.

Murong Shu Qing broke into laughter, as she could not see clearly the appearance as the face was filled with mud. But listening to the voice, and looking at the movement, this thief who could change the appearances constantly, was actually a girl. Continued with her provocation, she disapprovingly said: “What do you think I should do to you?” 

What kind of expression was that from her?! She clearly knew that I stole her money, but she could still recklessly chat with me. It was her who captured me, but… I could not help to ask: “Do you have any illness in your brain?”

Even though Hong Xiu did not understand what Miss and this young beggar were talking about, but she would not allow this young person to bully Miss like this either. So she stepped one step, Hong Xiu put her hands on her waists, and roared: “What kind of words did you say!”

This was right! This red dress woman’s reaction was just normal ah, I was just about wanting to shout back, but the white dress woman smilingly shook her head, and raised a trace like spring wind soft smile. And she said to the red dress woman: “Hong Xiu, let’s go.”

I did not feel like paying attention at that red dress woman’s fierce glare so I glared at her back, but I did not anticipate that a person could smile gently and freely like this. No matter how long that I have spent up the mountain or down the mountain, I had never seen this kind of person. She was robbed 500 liang, but she did not arrest me and send me to the government official, and she actually let me go?! She was extremely interesting, that confident bearing, simple and elegant smiling expression, made me have a determination that I liked her!

“Hey, wait a minute, hey….” After making up my mind, I, Tang Xiao Xiao would not let you leave so easily like this, so I must become her friend. Looking at the white dress figure that was gradually walking away, I immediately followed her up.

Sian’s notes:

Hahahaha… this side story actually shows that MSQ maybe smart but she’s not ‘smart’ enough to deal with a pickpocket like TXX. How could she get pickpocket twice in two days?!!! Our smart female lady is actually hopeless when dealing with a pickpocket. But as usual, her approach in handling any issues makes people to helplessly want to be her friend.

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Epilogue 2: A Happy Life In Hai Yu

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Epilogue 2

A Happy Life In Hai Yu

On the beach, in the evening time during the summer, the color of the sea and sky was beautiful that it made people to feel admiration, the originally azure horizon and sea surface were shrouded with a multicolored sunlight from the sunset. It showed a warm golden ray and the golden cloud and the gleaming clear water of the sea surface were shining within each other. Just like it was the last glorious time, but it was a pity that the two people who were by the seaside, did not have time to appreciate this kind of beautiful and exquisite (scenery).

The black clothing woman was half squatting on the ground, her mind was completely put into the pile of bamboo roots, the man who was behind her, slightly knitted his eyebrows, and said: “Can we not plant something else?” Xuanyuan Yi looked at the bamboo roots that were on the ground, and he thought whether he should laugh or cry, one could imagine when one had to wait for these bamboo roots to grow bigger. This was after all the greenish blue sea bamboo, the faint bamboos fragrant was penetrating deeply into one’s heart, the verdant scenery would surely make people to feel relaxed and happy. But planting a bamboo forest by the seaside, how could one not feel strange when one looked at it, moreover, could they even grow?

Murong Shu Qing slightly raised her head, smiled, and answered: “You can (grow something else) ah, what do you want to plant?”

“Forget it, it is good that you like it.” Looking at her rather high spirit, Xuanyuan Yi ultimately decided to follow her.

“Miss Shu Qing, I will put these bamboo roots for you here.” Several married women unloaded a final batch of the bamboo roots out of the carriage. Looking at Murong Shu Qing’s thin body, fair skin, several people could guess that she was sure a young lady from a wealthy family. Planting the bamboo roots by the seaside was only her temporary hobby, although the grey clothing man who was by her side, was sturdy, but with that handsome appearance, it seemed that he was not a person who knew how to work! Several people asked with clear voices: “Do you need us to help you to plant these properly?”

The thought of the simple married women could be written on their face, as they looked at Xuanyuan Yi’s expression that clearly looked like a pretty boy (could also be translated as gigolo. Lol…). Xuanyuan Yi complexion was suddenly darker, and he answered with a cold voice: “Not needed!”

Several people were frightened by Xuanyuan Yi’s cold and muffled shout, Murong Shu Qing hurriedly got up, and answered: “No need, thank you all, I still have not thought what I want to plant properly. If I need any help, I will ask you.” 

“Alright.” After the married women left, Shu Qing softly asked: “Are you angry?” The popular custom in Hai Yu was like this, the women were respected, so it would be difficult to ask Xuanyuan Yi to adapt to this.

Xuanyuan Yi broke into laughter, since he decided to come here, he naturally already prepared, but he was still not used to it, that was all. Meeting Shu Qing’s cautious expression, Xuanyuan Yi did not make it clear, and answered: “What do you think?” Knowing that he was not really angry, Murong Shu Qing reached out to encircle Xuanyuan Yi’s neck, softly coughed, and pretended to seriously say: “Be at ease, you are a woman’s husband now, I will protect you.”

“En?” His hands that were encircling her waists, were tightened up, Xuanyuan Yi softly humphed, she was already enough powerful when she was in Dong Yu. He was afraid that she would be undisciplined and out of control now that she was in Hai Yu. He wanted to see, who would protect who? 

Being entrapped by Xuanyuan Yi’s embrace that she could not move even a single step, Murong Shu Qing struggled, but Xuanyuan Yi hugged her even tighter. Little by little, the two people were closely sticking together, Murong Shu Qing was gloomy, he was too narrow-minded!

“Ck ck, in this broad daylight, you two want to show loving affection and will not move away from the road? Even though the small wooden house is not too strong, but in any case, it can still cover it up.” The two people were embracing together, when there was an unrestrained teasing voice from behind them. If one heard this kind of bossy and domineering voice once, one would know who the person who came.

Xi Lie Yue was dressed in a dazzling and gorgeous blue dress, she was almost fused together with the sea. That glowing and stunning face with a gorgeous appearance (who could ruin and overturn the state) made the sea to lose its color. But Xuanyuan Yi’s complexion became uglier and uglier, so he softly let go of Shu Qing, and he rudely and coldly humphed: “What are you doing coming here?”

‘Xuanyuan Yi’ ___ She already heard frequently his distinguished name before she arrived in Dong Yu, but she had never thought before that there would be a day that Xuanyuan Yi would settle in Haj Yu. This man would never learn how to be humble ever, and would not yield to a woman even more. But he unexpectedly came here for Murong Shu Qing and for love. This was also the reason that she admired him, otherwise who would dare to speak to her like this, and had not died for several times already. 

Deliberately ignoring his existence, Xi Lie Yue looked towards Murong Shu Qing, and smilingly said: “Shu Qing, this is Hai Yu, a woman is respected, no matter whether one is a cultured and refined, or literary talent and distinguished, or tall and well-built man, as long as you want him, I can definitely help you find him.”

“Xi Lie Yue! Do not force me to hit a woman.” The so-called proximity to cinnabar made you red, and pitch made you black (different environments provides different influences), he would only let Shu Qing to interact with her less time. 

Xi Lie Yue slightly raised her eyebrows, Xuanyuan Yi’s anger did not make her angry, but she actually became exhilarated.

Shu Qing gently sighed, now, one was a country’s heir apparent to the throne, and the other one was a former famous general of a dominant country, could they not meet and act like some kids who had grudges against each other every time?

“Did you come here today wanting to talk glibly with me? Just bring that stuff out for me.” 

A slim hand was stretched out in front of her face, Xi Lie Yue took out a piece of paper from her sleeve, she unhappily patted Murong Shu Qing’s hand, she really was not polite at all!

Shu Qing took the paper, and unfolded it to look at it for a moment, and smilingly said: “Thanks.”

She did not even have any bit of sincerity, if she really wanted to thank her, she should be a member of the Imperial court as an official, stay by her side and help her. Unfortunately, she could not and was not willing to force Shu Qing, she should really be blamed on herself. Shaking her head, Xi Lie Yue was just about to leave, and it looked like she remembered something, so she walked to Shu Qing’s side and lowly said this word. 

Shu Qing was still looking at the paper in her hand, and casually nodded her head, Xi Lie Yue did not say anything anymore and turned around to leave.

Looking for a good while, Shu Qing folded the paper and put it properly in the pocket inside her waist. Looking that she was cautious like this, Xuanyuan Yi strangely said: “What is this?”

“An official document to clear customs in Hai Yu’s ports.” Shang Jun’s merchant ships could only go back and forth two or three times in Hai Yu, first because of the restricted climate, second because wanting to enter the harbor of Hai Yu to do some trading was also not an easy matter. Since Xi Lie Yue gave her the official document to clear the customs, she would be able to enter and exit the harbor so much easily. 

Xuanyuan Yi understandingly and smilingly said: “You plan on doing a shipping business?”

“En, Hai Yu’s natural resources are abundant, the medicinal ingredients and each type of precious stones here are so much difficult to find from the outside world. But Hai Yu actually can not produce silk, tea. I have Shang Jun in Dong Yu, and since I have Xi Lie Yue’s support in Hai Yu, if we want to open this shipping business here, it will have a great prospect in the future!” 

She was sure enough born from a merchant’s family, she only came here for a few months, but already found the most profitable business.

“But….” Murong Shu Qing changed her topic, her clear and bright eyes were looking at Xuanyuan Yi, and she said: “We will start everything anew, so we will have to trouble you in the future.”

“Me?” Xuanyuan Yi stared blankly, so Shu Qing inevitably and rightfully answered: “Of course, the man stays outside, and the woman stays inside, so the matter of the business will naturally be taken care of by you.” 

Taken care of by him? In Dong Yu, he was everyone’s revere important general, he could make the enemy country feel frightened in terror, the ‘God of War’. He was actually only a common person here, he even thought about what he should do in Hai Yu. What a good (sentence) about a man stayed outside, this word actually made him feel embarrassed, sometimes his Shu Qing could actually make someone feel ashamed like this. 

Understanding Shu Qing’s intention, Xuanyuan Yi did not point it bluntly, he deliberately and gently answered: “It is possible that a man stays outside, but a woman stays inside…. are you sure you can do it?” After watching how she cooked, he already decided not to use her in the kitchen anymore. He could not say that her cooking was so unpalatable, but it was rather that she would put the wooden house on fire with the stove.

Murong Shu Qing embarrassingly answered: “I can learn everything.” Hearing his teasing tone, Shu Qing already guessed that Xuanyuan Yi remembered again that awkward incident from last time. It was not that she could not cook, but she still could not control the wood that was used as a fuel, if she used an electric stove, she would not have any problem.

Xuanyuan Yi laughed out loud, this ‘impossible’ word was clearly shown on his face, Shu Qing innocently glanced at him, and did not argue with him because…. she was not sure about it either. 

The sunset at the sea was very beautiful, but it also faded away rapidly, the horizon was still a dazzling golden color a moment ago, but it was gradually a grayish blue color of the night now. Fortunately, the many stars that were on the night sky, were also another beautiful scenery. Xuanyuan Yi embraced Shu Qing from behind, she slightly raised her head up to look at the sky. Her fine black hair was blowing under his arms softly by the sea breeze, the person who was in his embrace was quiet but very beautiful, so Xuanyuan Yi unconsciously tightened his embrace even more.

“Yi.” Murong Shu Qing suddenly said in a whisper, Xuanyuan Yi thought that he used too much strength and hurt her, so he slowly loosened the strength of his hands. Shu Qing turned her body around, and smilingly said: “After a few years, we will ask Aunt (XY’s mother) to come here to live together, she should also like it here.” It was not easy for Yi to come here for her, Aunt only had this one son, she did not have a heart to see that Yi could not do his filial duty.

Xuanyuan Yi’s heart was slightly shaken, and he gazed at the woman who was in his embrace and who had a gentle and shallow smile (on her face). Maybe in other people’s eyes, they thought that he abandoned his high official position for her, abandoned his illustrious family background. But those were the sacrifices in the eyes of other people, but he would endure the hardship gladly because she was worth it.

The sea breeze was blowing her fine black hair chaotically, Xuanyuan Yi lifted his hand to put her hair behind her ears softly, and he said with a muffled voice that was somewhat blaming himself: “I am sorry, I can not give you a grand wedding.” The person who was in his embrace, was his one life’s true love, but their wedding did not have a wedding banquet, no guests, even there was no witnesses, only the boundless sea could be their witness. Even if this was what Shu Qing wanted, he still could not give her a real wedding and he felt guilty.

“You know that I do not care about those things.” Murong Shu Qing softly sighed, they had experienced so many things, and were finally able to be together. The one life’s promise was not about whether or not they had a grand wedding, or a number of eyewitnesses who came to see them. Shu Qing slightly stood on her tiptoes, she used the tip of her nose to caress his chin, and softly said: “I have said that there will be two people in this lifetime, what I care the most is only you all along.”

Her clear voice came through his ear, and the warmth atmosphere lingered on his neck, so Xuanyuan Yi bowed his head to look at the woman who was smiling warmly in his embrace. He could not help but to smile, yes ah, what his Shu Qing wanted was always different than any other women, two people in this lifetime….. 

Xuanyuan Yi lowered his head, and lightly sealed that warm lips, he was just about to deepen his soft kiss, when a wave came and wet their socks and shoes. The sound of the sea surface from a distance place was also strange, it was a little different than the normal sound.

What kind of noise was that? The two people puzzlingly looked at each other, Shu Qing seemed to remember something, and her complexion slightly changed: “Yi….”

“En!” Xuanyuan Yi concentrated his eyes to see the situation of the sea surface clearly, so he did not pay any attention to Shu Qing’s complexion.

Murong Shu Qing suddenly stood her body up, and grabbed Xuanyuan Yi’s hand, and pulled him to retreat back while she mumbled in a whisper: “When Xi Lie Yue left, she said that we might have a big and high tide tonight….”

“What?” Xuanyuan Yi was stiffened from all over, then that sound from a moment ago…. “Why did you not say this earlier?” Turning over his hand to hold Shu Qing’s hand, Xuanyuan Yi pulled her back in a hurry all the way. Shu Qing was laughing, it was only a tide, and it was not a tsunami. But looking at Xuanyuan Yi’s grave expression like this, Shu Qing still decided that she did not want to tell him anymore, so the corners of her mouth was smiling continuously.

She was still laughing?! Xuanyuan Yi was secretly angry. They should discuss this properly, whether or not they should live by the seaside after all!

The sea waves were carrying the spindrift, the waves were attacking the beach, the sound of the sea waves were mixing together with the sound of a man’s low cursing voice and a woman’s soft laughter that were echoing throughout the beach. The beautiful night had only just begun a moment ago…….

Sian’s notes:

So I think this epilogue definitely ends MSQ & XY’s story a lot better than ending the story at chapter 151. At least we get to see a little bit of their lives in Hai Yu… I’m happy for them and very satisfied with this ending. But now I’m really curious about the other two books for Shang Jun & Xi Lie Yue. 😊😊

Next update will be the side stories for Tang Xiao Xiao & Yan Yu/Cang Su.

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Epilogue 1: The ‘Death’ of Xuanyuan Yi

A very long epilogue (more than 4,500 words). For those of you who still don’t like XY, you should be happy to see him struggling painfully for a little bit in this epilogue. 😢

This chapter was translated for https://nuttyisprocrasinating.wordpress.com 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.

Epilogue 1

The ‘Death’ of Xuanyuan Yi

Master’s Tent At The Army Camp

The fragrance of the two cups of the long dan tea that were just steeped and steaming hot, filled inside the tent. Pei Che was deeply breathing so that the fragrance of the tea went into his mind, the long dan tea was really worthy of the monarch’s tea. Once it went into the mouth, there was a sweet and mellow after taste, even the tea fragrance was already intoxicating like this. After Xuanyuan Yi and Murong Shu Qing got married, it would be easy for him to drink the good tea! The two big men were sitting on the left and right sides of the table, they had tea on their hands and were somewhat thinking, inside the master’s camp, there were not a lot of pleasing situations like this during this era. Picking up the teacup, Pei Che drank a mouthful of the fragrant tea, and comfortably sighed: “The letter for Cang Yue’s surrender has been delayed, since You Xiao is already dead, I presume that they will not have any other trick. So we only need to wait for the letter and my army will be able to withdraw and return to the Imperial court.”

Fortunately, after Xuanyuan escorted Shu Qing back to the Capital, he came back here, otherwise they would be tricked by You Xiao’s scheme. Comparing to their crafty and inferior plots, if they were fighting in the battlefield, how could You Xiao be Xuanyuan’s opponent.

“En, the Imperial court has already arranged Fang Tong to preside over with accepting the surrender, you and I will only need to stay with the military.” In between his speech, Xuanyuan appeared to be completely happy, and it could not be concealed. 

Ck ck, when had he (PC) ever saw his (XY) face light up with delight like this ah? Pei Che could not help but to tease him: “Are you anxious with this return? It serves you right.” Murong Shu Qing should not promise to marry him this quickly, Xuanyuan completely ignored the person at that time, and threatened to withdraw the marriage over and over again. Now he knew what anxious feeling was, so she should really make him eat some more sufferings. 

The corners of his mouth lightly hooked up, Xuanyuan Yi’s mood was very good, so he did not pay any bit attention to Pei Che’s mocking. Tomorrow was the day that Shu Qing got out of the palace, and if there was no mishap, he would be able to return to the Capital within one month. This time, nobody would be able to obstruct his and Qing-er’s marriage no matter what, even the Emperor would not be able to do it either. He did not believe that Xuan Tian Cheng would not take seriously the world’s propriety and would fight over an official’s wife. 

The two people were chatting with each other, a loud and clear sound of an announcement echoed from outside the tent: “Reporting! Outside the tent, a man who claims to be the Murong family’s person, asks to see the general.”

The Murong’s family? Xuanyuan Yi whose hand was grasping the teacup, paused, Pei Che sniggered, was he really this excited? He reckoned that whenever Xuanyuan Yi heard these one, Murong’s word, his mind was already rippling. Laughing and shaking his head, Pei Che could only lower his head to focus on drinking the tea and avoid Xuanyuan’s deep eyes.

“Let him come in.” Was it the person whom Qing-er had arranged? Could it be that there was something went on at the Capital? The person whom he arranged to stay at the Capital, just brought some news yesterday, the palace did not make any suspicious movement. So that the Murong’s family came at this moment, could it be that there were some incidents?

“Yes.” The young soldier’s voice just left, a trace of shadow hurriedly lifted open the hanging curtain to enter the tent.

After seeing the person clearly, Xuanyuan Yi recognized him as the bodyguard who was always protecting Shu Qing when she was at Lin Feng Guan border. Xuanyuan Yi anxiously knew that something had happened, so without exchanging any greetings, he anxiously asked: “Fan Feng, what is wrong?”

“Master has a sealed letter that I must deliver to General directly.” Fan Feng’s hoarse voice, ragged and exhausted appearance, clearly explained that this letter was sent with the quickest  horse from the Capital to Lin Feng Guan border. Shu Qing sent him very few letters, could it be that she really met with a mishap? 

After taking the letter from Fan Feng’s hand, Xuanyuan Yi answered without thinking: “Many thanks, you can go and rest now.”

But Fan Feng still did not move and just stood inside the tent, it did not look like he planned on leaving at all, could it be that Shu Qing still had another message? So Xuanyuan Yi softly asked: “What else?”

“General, once you read it, please immediately burn it.” 

Burnt it after reading it? What matter was this that it needs this type of cautiousness? Not only that Xuanyuan Yi was puzzled, but Pei Che who was originally and completely enjoying watching the scene, felt that something was strange.

Xuanyuan Yi quickly tore open the envelope, there was only one thin paper inside. Once he opened the letter and read it, Xuanyuan Yi’s complexion showed a huge change, his always firm and steady breath, clearly changed into a hurried and brief (breath). Even his hand that was holding the letter, was trembling, and he was only motionlessly staring at the letter with his eyes, it seemed that he wanted to burn a hole in the letter.

“Xuanyuan, are you alright?” Standing across the big table, Pei Che could not see what was on the letter, but looking from the faint ink prints, there seemed to be very few words. What was written on the letter, that could make Xuanyuan lost his self-control like this? 

Pei Che got up to be nearer, but Fan Feng suddenly stepped forward one step to block in front of him (PC). Pei Che could only see that he took out a lighter from his sleeve and passed it to Xuanyuan’s front. He appeared to recover, but he still had not taken the lighter and was still looking at the letter with his dark eyes.

Fan Feng was somewhat impatience and he used the lighter to ignite the edge of the letter, Pei Che thought that Xuanyuan would be angry, but he actually did not say anything, and allowed the letter that was in his hand being engulfed in flame. 

Until he was sure that the entire letter had changed into ashes, then Fan Feng retreated one step, and left behind “I take my leave” sentence, then turned around to leave the Master’s tent.

Pei Che anxiously said: “Does the Murong’s family have any mishap?” Or was it Shu Qing’s mishap, otherwise Xuanyuan would not be like this. 

Taking a deep breath, Xuanyuan Yi was clearly calm, and answered softly: “Nothing.” 

He was not willing to explain, so Pei Che was also helpless, and could only say: “I will take a look to see if all of the officers and soldiers’ camps are ready appropriately.” 

Pei Che left the Master’s tent, and only left Xuanyuan Yi and the tea fragrance. Xuanyuan Yi was standing beside the table for a long time, looking at the ashes that were drifting on the ground, he only felt a slight chill in his bone, heart and life.

‘I am in Hai Yu.’ 

There were only five words in the letter, the beautiful and elegant handwriting certainly came from Shu Qing’s hand, but what was the meaning that she gave him these five words? Were they not already promised to be together for a life time? Did she not say that she would wait until he came back? Was she not inside the palace at this moment? Why did she want to go to Hai Yu, what had happened inside the palace? This moment, Xuanyuan Yi had never experienced this type of fear before, he was puzzled, powerless, angry, terrified, and bitterly disappointed. She was always the quiet, cold, calm, and indifferent types, he thought that he already entered her heart, but he suddenly find out that he really did not understand what Murong Shu Qing was thinking.

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“Xuanyuan, I think there is something fishy with Cang Yue, the surrender letter is already received, but the main army has not been withdrawn from Lin Feng Guan border. I am afraid that they still have some other intentions.” Pei Che said the sentence while secretly observing Xuanyuan Yi. Today was already the tenth day, after that day, Xuanyuan Yi did not look right, many of the soldiers only felt that General Xuanyuan did not feel good these past several days. He always showed a black face, rarely came out of the tent, and looked cold and indifferent to everybody. But Pei Che keenly felt that he was not only angry, but he was also jittery, easily distracted, just like now. He already said it for a while, but Xuanyuan Yi did not have any reaction at all.

“Xuanyuan? What is wrong with you after all, you have been so preoccupied these past days?”

“It seems that the surrender letter is only their delaying tactics to make my army lower their vigilance, Cang Yue’s behavior is sinister so my army has no choice but to defend. You need to order all of the army that they must not relax, and need to be strict within their arrays.”

Pei Che still thought that he did not hear anything at all, as it turned out Xuanyuan was not in a daze as bad as he thought. Did he misjudge it?

“General!” Li Ming hurriedly charged inside the tent, and interrupted the two people’s conversations.

Xuanyuan’s complexion was even darker, and Pei Che scolded in a low voice: “What is the matter that makes you look like a burning and heated fire like this?” This youngster had already been in the army for a long time, how could he still be hot tempered like this?

“The news came from the Capital, Miss Murong….” Li Ming’s complexion was slightly green, and he looked at Xuanyuan Yi with a frenetic and anxious expression.

Xuanyuan Yi stood up from the master’s seat, his eyes were nervously staring at Li Ming, even though he had not said anything, but it already made Li Ming to retreat one step backward frighteningly. 

Li Ming stared blankly and did not say anything, so Pei Che urgently said: “What is wrong with Murong Shu Qing?”

“Miss Murong…. inside the palace….” The person who always spoke frank and straightforward, suddenly was stammering, so Pei Che felt a bad premonition in his heart. After dawdling for a moment, Li Ming finally said: “Died of illness.”

“What?” Shu Qing died of illness? “This is impossible!” He already guessed that Shu Qing had a mishap, but unexpectedly, she was…. dead? This…. how could it be like this? Pei Che was lowly shouting at the same time, and immediately looking at Xuanyuan Yi who was beside him.

“All of you get out.” The two people were very closed, so Pei Che could clearly hear Xuanyuan Yi’s stifling voice that was trembling clearly. He was tightly biting his jaws to make his resolute face was filled with blue veins, and having a hard time controlling the vicious currents that were filled all over him.

“Xuanyuan….” Pei Che was really anxious for Xuanyuan Yi, it should be less than a month that they would get married, but Murong Shu Qing mysteriously died of illness at this time. They had been together for a long time, so he understood clearly Xuanyuan’s behavior that put relationship seriously. He was really and sincerely moved emotionally to Shu Qing, how could this be good with this kind of conclusion now?

“Get out!!” The roaring shout was shaking the soldiers who were guarding outside the tent, so Pei Che did not dare to stay anymore, and dragged Li Ming who was already terrified to get out of the Master’s tent hurriedly.

Once they were out of the Master’s tent, Li Ming asked with trembling heart: “Is General alright?” He had been following the General by his side for many years, but he had never seen him look like this. He looked like he wanted to eat someone, or like a beast that was trapped inside the cage, it was really scary.

“What is going on?” He had never heard that Murong Shu Qing had an illness before, how could she died of illness within these short several months? This matter was absolutely suspicious.

Li Ming shook his head, he answered gloomily and with jittery feeling: “I am not clear either, but Miss Murong really died, Prime Minister Qi already took her corpse back to the Qi’s family.” He did not like Murong Shu Qing before, but after having some contacts with her last time, he thought that she would still match with the commander-in-chief, but the big wedding actually turned out like this! How could a healthy person be dead like this?

There was a loud banging sound that came from inside the Master’s tent, it looked like the table was hacked by Xuanyuan Yi. Pei Che turned around to look at the tent behind him, he had a strange feeling in his heart. That letter from the other day, Xuanyuan Yi’s strange mood in the past few days, also he unexpectedly disregarded the details a moment ago, and just told them to get out immediately. This did not look like Xuanyuan’s style in handling any affairs, so what was going on after all? 

The sawdusts were spattering everywhere inside the Master’s tent, the blood was dripping on the remains of the table, and leaving behind the motley of blood traces. He did not injury his hand, but the most injured feeling that he felt, was his heart. No wonder that you said that you were in Hai Yu, as it turned out you decided to use ‘death’ to be free, but had you ever thought about me? Had you ever thought of discussing this with me? Did you ever think of me as the other person who would accompany you for life? Murong Shu Qing, when you said that you wanted to go, you just went freely and with ease, how could you be so heartless, so ruthless like this? 

Within two days, the news about Murong Shu Qing’s death of illness spread widely at the army camp. Many of the soldiers could not help but sigh, that elegant woman who looked like a fragrant jade, unexpectedly died like this, it was really a pity. The General should be grieving the most, but nobody dared to console him upfront, and could only push Pei Che forward. He was the military’s counselor, and also General Xuanyuan’s close friend, so he could not shirk naturally. Standing in front of the tent for an incense stick time, Pei Che still summoned up his courage to enter the Master’s tent.

The inside the tent was a mess, just like his guess, the table was already hacked by Xuanyuan’s palm, and some specks of dry bloodstains were scattering in the ground, so it showed that Xuanyuan still hurt himself. Looking up, he still had not seen Xuanyuan’s figure, so Pei Che anxiously said: “Xuanyuan?”

“Come over.” The sound of his response was gloomy and hoarse and it almost like it was not Xuanyuan Yi’s voice, so Pei Che looked to the right hand side, and only saw that Xuanyuan Yi was behind him. He was standing in front of the topographic map, and his waist was half bent, he looked like he was studying the terrain. 

Pei Che hurriedly walked over to his side, Xuanyuan Yi asked again: “What abnormal move does Cang Yue still make?”

“Cang Yue’s main army is just about to withdraw slowly, but they are obviously not proactive, if my army is withdrawing now, I am afraid that they will attack suddenly.” His mouth was answering with these words, but Pei Che’s eyes were always staring at Xuanyuan Yi. Even though his red eyes looked exhausted, but they could still be regarded as having spirits. But it was only two days, his originally thin cheeks were already sunken, his injured hand was just wrapped casually with a clothing, and the dry blood was already solidified. He clearly looked beaten and haggard, fortunately, he was already calm by a lot at this moment, so Pei Che sighed and said: “Xuanyuan, you still need to return to the Capital first, there are still me and the other generals who are guarding Lin Feng Guan border, so it will not be easy if Cang Yue wants to mount a sneak attack.” 

If he did not return now, he was afraid that he could not make it to Shu Qing’s burial.

Xuanyuan Yi had not answered Pei Che’s words, and indifferently said: “Cang Yue’s famous general, General Wu had already died three years ago, Cang Yue simply did not have any high ranking military officer who could face off against my army, You Xiao’s action was sinister, so he should think that he could win by a surprise move. You Xiao is dead now, so Cang Yue does not have any commander in chief, and it is impossible to have a confrontation with my army once again. As long as you are careful and be vigilant, and have the officers and soldiers to increase their guards, Cang Yue will not be able to cause any disorder this time.”

“En.” Pei Che always felt that Xuanyuan Yi was somewhat strange today, but he would not say what was so odd (about him). 

After talking about the matters of each of the camp’s deployment in guarding (the border), Xuanyuan Yi finally lifted his head up, and said in a low voice: “I will return to the Capital tomorrow, I will hand over the matters here to you.”

“Alright.” Pei Che secretly breathed relaxingly, Xuanyuan was finally willing to face the fact that Shu Qing had died, so at least he was still able to handle it.

Turning his head around to look at Pei Che, Xuanyuan Yi strongly patted Pei Che’s shoulder, and said with a deep voice: “In the future…. it will be tough on you.”

Pei Che had never seen the cautiousness that he had in his red eyes, there was also a trace of guilt in there. Pei Che’s heart was suddenly tensed, he grabbed Xuanyuan Yi’s arm, and urgently said: “What are you thinking of doing? It has something to do with Shu Qing, is that right?” Shu Qing’s death must have an inside story, it started when he received that sealed letter, and everything started to become strange, what did Xuanyuan think of doing? 

After being silent for a while, Xuanyuan Yi tightly knitted his eyebrows and slowly released them, the corners of his mouth had a trace of light smile, and he answered: “Che, if I die just like Qing-er, you have to bury my skeleton at Lin Feng Guan border.” 

Pei Che turned pale with fright: “Xuanyuan! What nonsense were you talking?” Could it be that he wanted to die together with Shu Qing? Impossible, Xuanyuan was not a cowardly person like this. 

While he (PC) still had not understood clearly what that smiling expression that he had at the corners of his mouth was for, Xuanyuan Yi already pushed away the arm that was grabbed by him (PC), and he turned his back and did not look at him again: “I am tired, you get out first.” 

With a belly full of doubts and concerned, Pei Che went out of the Master’s tent, and thought for a whole night, his heart appeared to have an answer somewhat, but he did not dare to be certain about it. The next day, Xuanyuan Yi only brought fifty elite troops to return to the Capital.

The night became darker gradually, not knowing what was going on, Pei Che felt ill at ease since early morning. Pei Che kept going back and forth repeatedly inside the tent, Li Ming actually could not stand him, and said: “The General has already returned to the Capital, can you sit down nicely? A dead person cannot come back to life, we just have to mourn for her.”

“Military Counselor!” The hanging curtain at the gate was lifted open, a soldier who was covered with injuries all over him, rushed into the barracks. He kneeled down and hastily shouted: “Cang Yue went back on their words and ambushed the General by the road, the General was alone and could not beat all of those people, he was hit by an arrow and fell off the cliff!”

“Ridiculous!” Li Ming roared, and jumped from his chair.

This person was one of the fifty elite troops who went with Xuanyuan, so Pei Che’s complexion was white. Cang Yue was not willing to withdraw their soldiers, was their objective Xuanyuan Yi? How could he overlook this matter! Grabbing the soldier’s arm that was still on the ground to pull him up, Pei Che urgently said: “Lead the way!”

“Yes.” 

In order to guard against Cang Yue’s arbitrary attack at night, Pei Che took Li Ming and 5,000 elite troops to rush to go within the 500 li outside of Hu Shan (mountain). 

When the party arrived, they only saw that there were Cang Yue’s soldiers remains everywhere on the hilltop, on the ground, the trees were full of long arrows. One could clearly see that they were thinking to capture Xuanyuan Yi alive, but they were not a match, and could ultimately use a tactic with the arrows. 

5,000 soldiers were divided into two routes, one was searching the cliff, finally one young soldier found the General’s battle gear, and shouted in a loud voice: “The General is here.” 

Pei Che and Li Ming came over hurriedly, and only saw one figure who was wearing a battle gear, lying on the ground, his back was pushed down by several rocks. Pei Che hurriedly moved the rocks, carefully took them away and turned his body around. One could see that there were three long arrows that ran through his chest, the blood already soaked inside the battle gear, he fell down from more than one hundred meters, so his face was somewhat deformed, and the sharp angle from the mountain rocks left scars on his face. Within this unclear night scene, one practically could not see his appearance, but that battle gear was Xuanyuan Yi’s. The strong blood smell filled the air at the bottom of the cliff, Pei Che extended his hands, and supported his wrist that was shaking. The 5,000 soldiers who were at the bottom of the cliff could not hear any sound of breathing, after a long time, Pei Che got up, he shook his head, and said with a heavy voice: “General has already…. died in the battlefield!”

“General!” An orderly and resounding loud cry echoed from the quiet cliff, but Pei Che suddenly said: “Carry the General back to Lin Feng Guan border, and bury him at the border land beside the camp.”

Buried him at the border land?? Li Ming hurriedly stepped forward one step, and reminded him with a soft voice: “General is a commander in chief from Dong Yu, how can he be buried casually at Lin Feng Guan border? If the Imperial court will blame us…..” 

Without waiting until Li Ming finished talking, Pei Che answered with a clear voice: “This is a General and first rank commander in chief’s request when he went out, if he died during battle, he must certainly be buried at the border land. As a soldier, why is it not appropriate to be buried at the border land? If the Imperial court will put a blame, I, Pei Che will assume the responsibility!”

“Yes.” All of the soldiers were moved by General Xuanyuan’s loyalty and love for the army, so nobody was talking again.

Li Ming took the corpse and put it in the carriage, Pei Che turned around and said to the young soldier: “Send out an urgent military intelligence report, General Xuanyuan was ambushed by Cang Yue en route to going back to the Capital, he fell in to a cliff and died.”

“Yes.” 

Raising his head to look up one glance at the sky that was filled with stars, Pei Che finally perked up a trace of his usual smile. When Xuanyuan Yi stroke the table yesterday, his right hand was clearly injured, and the corpse from a moment ago also had an injured right hand, but it was created by the rock. This corpse was simply not Xuanyuan Yi’s, then the person who died inside the palace was definitively not Murong Shu Qing either. Xuanyuan, I finally understood what the meaning of your words, about leaving just like Shu Qing…..

Under the dark night, the sound of horses’ hoofs was echoing everywhere, a trace of black shadow was traveling back and forth within the forest very quickly, to the direction of Dong Hai. Che, I’m sorry. He could not properly protect his own woman, and made her to use this kind of way to be able to obtain her freedom, and he really could not let her go, so he wanted to go and ask that woman, what did she regard him in her heart? 

Dong Yu, year of 234, fourth of the month, the generation’s famous general, Xuanyuan Yi was ambushed by Cang Yue, and died at Lin Feng Guan border.

Sian’s notes:

I think I agree with XY in this. MSQ should have discussed her plan with him. This is a big decision to make so he should know this. But I can also understand why MSQ doesn’t tell him because she has a modern way of thinking after all and is so used in making a decision on her own. But when she sent those three letters, and I’m pretty sure that she explained what her plan was to QZL, CY & XLY, so she should also explain her plan to XY instead of writing ‘I am in Hai Yu’ sentence. Lol… That’s just lame!!! 

That General Wu who was mentioned by XY, was Shang Jun’s dad.

I’m glad that Pei Che is actually smart enough to know that the corpse isn’t XY’s body. He’s XY’s best friend so he should know the truth.

I think this epilogue at least gave us some thinkings on how XY made his decision to follow MSQ to fake his death. Stupid Emperor, now Dong Yu doesn’t even have a General who is being fear in the whole world. I think Hai Yu should obliterate Dong Yu and kill the Emperor D-bag. Meanie me…

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 151: Fragrance

Characters List

Glossary

Whoa… Silenthobby, how do you think about the comments that you wrote in chapter 147 now? 😃 And mamabear, your comment in previous chapter isn’t that bad either. 😊 EternalSeaCyvie’s comment in the previous chapter is right on too! ☺️

MY Mo Can is back!

There are 6 additional “chapters” that consists of 2 epilogues & 4 side stories that will be posted here on the same update days. Just want you all to know this!

This chapter was translated for https://nuttyisprocrasinating.wordpress.com 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 151

Fragrance

Dong Yu, the third of the month of the year 234, the head household of the Murong’s family, Murong Shu Qing, died in the palace. 

The third of the month of the same year, Cang Yue broke its promise, and launched a war again, the country general, Xuanyuan Yi fought with Cang Yue, and finally killed Cang Yue’s lead general, You Xiao who died under the general’s sword, in the middle of the military campaign. During a return trip (to the Capital), he was ambushed by the enemy, and died at Lin Feng Guan border.

*****

Outside the Capital at Yue (pleased) Laike (guest) Zhan (wooden house)

As usual, there were many traders and travelers who passed through the area, and were gathering inside the small tavern hall. Traveling was boring so everyone was chatting together about the most usual matters, but everyone was talking about a current subject that was still the hottest event in Dong Yu today. 

A scholar who was wearing a blue clothing unbelievingly sighed: “How can it be? Is the Empress  always a benevolent and noble (woman)? How can this kind of matter happen?”

A middle age man who was sitting on his right hand side, sneered and said: “All of these women in the harem are vicious!” So many women were around one man, it would be strange if they did not think to play any scheme!

A man who was sitting with him looked at everyone’s high spirits and listened to what they were saying, and he was somewhat anxious when he patted the middle age man to say: “Be careful, do not say any random things.” 

But the middle age man was not concern, he still poured down a mouthful of wine, and said while he felt somewhat indignant: “What I said, was the truth, Miss Murong was so pitiful, she was almost married but was still harmed. General Xuanyuan also sacrificed his life for the country, they were really a fated married couple.” 

Hearing this, the scholar nodded his head and answered: “Yes, but the Qi’s family is very powerful, so the Bi’s family is finished now.” Who would have thought after dealing with the situation within the Imperial court for 20 years, the Qi’s family still had this kind of strengths.

“I should say it like this, Miss Murong was the beloved daughter of the Qi’s family, if one would exchange in to another daughter, perhaps she was killed in vain.”

“There is the Qi’s family who will ask for justice for her, the Emperor does not dare to give in.”

Everyone was discussing and chatting lively, the boss could not continue listening, so while he was adding the tea on everyone’s desk, he miserably said: “Can you all talk about something else? I still want to do some businesses!”

But the middle age man laughed out loud, and patted the boss’ shoulder, he smilingly said: “Boss, what are you afraid of, who does not talk about this matter in the Capital now. The Empress has been sent to the cold palace earlier, the young prince is given to Imperial concubine De to be raised. Prime Minister Bi has announced his retirement, so who can control what we are saying ah!” 

But the boss remained unmoved, and murmuringly said: “A centipede does not topple over even when it is dead. So be careful.” The matter about the palace, how could these young and ordinary people know. They showed off and talked quickly, when they were done talking, they would leave, but this family’s small place was his whole blood.

The middle age man was laughing candidly, he shrugged his shoulders, and answered: “Alright, alright, I will not say it anymore.”

He did not want to say it, but that did not mean that the other people did not want to hear it, one could see that the hanging curtain from the private room was lifted up. A red figure came out of the room, her tone of speech was as fierce as her red clothing, she asked with a somewhat overbearing manner: “Why don’t you say it, did you say that Murong Shu Qing die? Is that really true?!”

Looking at this young woman, everyone did not care about her disrespectful words, the middle age man embarrassingly and smilingly said: “Of course, it was true, the Emperor’s announcement already came out, if you do not believe it, you can go and look it on your own.” 

After Wei Na finished listening, she immediately went back in to the private room, and sat next to Mo Can. She was looking at him anxiously, but only saw that he still had an expressionless and ruthless appearance. He was still drinking tea also, so could it be that he was over provoked (by the news about MSQ’s death)? Wei Na lightly pulled down the sleeve of Mo Can’s garment, and carefully said: “Mo Can, Shu Qing, she is…”

“She is not dead.” Mo Can did not wait until she finished talking, and coldly threw out this sentence.

“Really? How do you know?” After Wei Na heard what he said, her anxious heart slowly disappeared. Even though she knew that Mo Can’s heart could not forget Murong Shu Qing all along, but she had to admit that she did not hate her.

Mo Can looked one glance at Wei Na, and only saw that her eyes were filled with expectation while she waited for his explanation, so he sighed in his heart. When did it start that he was actually willing to explain it to her! Mo Can was holding the green tea, when he answered coldly: “Chu Yin has passed a genuine energy to her, that is the power that he has devoted himself to practice for so many years. If there is a protection from this genuine energy, when one receives an internal injury or is poisoned, the genuine energy will seal off all of the acupuncture points. It is the same as being dead, but Chu Yin will have time to save her.” 

Finished listening to what he said, Wei Na opened her eyes big to stare at Mo Can, and she asked: “Do you also have this, right?”

Mo Can did not pay any attention to her anymore, and only lightly nodded his head.

She was already used to his indifferent (attitude), so Wei Na said to herself: “No wonder, when you fell off the cliffs and was seriously injured, but you did not die.” At that time, Master only said that he looked like he was dead for a moment, but did not look like he was dead either. She still thought that Master was muddle-headed.

Having figured out these things, Wei Na was relieved, so she proudly said: “I have said it, how can Murong Shu Qing die easily like this.”

Mo Can bowed his head to drink the tea, the edge of the cup concealed it, but the corners of his mouth still lightly raised up.

*****

Along the ripple of the blue sea, and under the clear and boundless sky, the light blue seawater was so clear that one could see the bottom. The sunshine penetrated the layer of clouds, and the ocean spray was echoing one another to divulge a fresh and cool air, and the breeze was carrying the smell of the salty seawater. On the reef by the seaside, a trace of ocean blue figure was reclining, her extremely fine black hair was tied casually with a light blue headband. Under the pursuit of the sea breeze, the black hair and the ribbon were intertwining within the cool breeze. 

The woman was barefoot, while she was walking on the soft sand, and would raise her head to look at the raising waves that submerged her feet from time to time. The woman lightly raised her hands to hide from the dazzling sunshine. Feeling a familiar scent behind her, the woman faintly and smilingly said: “You came.”

Xuanyuan Yi embraced the back of the woman’s slim waist, and closely brought it into his bosom, a suffering voice echoed by the side of the woman’s ear: “You really like to torture people, don’t you.” She finally returned to his arms again.

The woman allowed him to hold her, and lightly smiled but did not say anything, she was just enjoying his thick and broad shoulders and the sea breeze. Xuanyuan suddenly turned the woman’s shoulders around so that she could face him, and he mocked with his serious eyes: “Oh right, you did it on purpose, is it right?”

The woman gently smiled and raised her eyebrows: “Did what on purpose?”

Xuanyuan Yi sighed, he lovingly and smilingly said: “Why did you choose Hai Yu?!”

The woman actually answered: “This place is completely cut off from the mainland, Xuan Tian Cheng will not be able to find us ah.”

But Xuanyuan Yi could not be fooled so easily like this, so he looked askance at her and continued asking: “What else?”

The woman did not act shy either, and went into Xuanyuan Yi’s bosom, and disobediently said: “Don’t you think that a new experience will be very interesting.”

Xuanyuan Yi did not know whether to laugh or cry when he heard her speaking so bluntly, rubbing the woman’s hair, he helplessly and smilingly said: “It is you who think that it will be interesting!”

The fluttering cool breeze was brushing the flower petals around the two people’s clothing, they were intertwining together, as if they were within the sea and the sky. 

One would believe that the future days would be very interesting.

THE END!!! 

Sian’s notes:

Oh oh, Mo Can is already showing a change of heart towards me. (😍) 

Wow, remember when Chu Yin hit MSQ’s palm when she met him in the earlier chapter, so this palm is the genuine energy that MC is talking about in this chapter. I have never thought that Chu Yin will actually give MSQ this energy that ends up saving her life. There’s another connection between MSQ & MC as they both have this so-called genuine energy. This energy is also probably the reason why Chu Yin looks younger than MC???

I’m somewhat disappointed with the ending. It seems so anti-climatic. I can understand that under the circumstances, this is probably the “best” ending but I don’t really like it. My friend & editor Din2 suggested that MSQ should just poison XTC instead and make his younger brother, Xuan Tian Xing the new Emperor after he died, but this plot wouldn’t be good either as I knew that MSQ would never ever take someone’s life for the sake of her freedom. That’s just not the person that I know & admire during this whole novel. And if she poisoned XTC, she was no different than the evil Empress, so I was glad that the author didn’t use this plot. But I still feel that something is missing by faking their deaths. And this makes me curious on why she would plan doing it like this. Thinking about it now, I wonder if the 3 letters that she sent out from the palace, was for Qi Zhong Lin, Chu Yin & Xi Lie Yue to tell them about her plan??? I’m very curious about this now as I want to peek inside MSQ’s brain when she planned this. Hehehe…

Now thinking about how Dong Yu will be in the future as the country “lost” the best general in the whole world. That’s why I absolutely abhorred an Emperor, whether it’s a fictional Emperor or the real ancient Emperors. Through out history, all of the loyal & fierce generals were actually being killed by their own Emperors, mostly due to jealousy. These Emperors were so stupid and closed minded people. I have said that I hate an Emperor’s character 99% of times….

Anyway, another finished novel, wohoo… I’m not sure if I’m going to take up another project or not. I’m rather curious about translating Xi Lie Yue’s book (which is book 3 of this series) since the last conversation between MSQ & XY seems to imply that something interesting will happen while they live in Hai Yu. And I’m also curious what MSQ wrote in her letter if one of those 3 letter was indeed sent out to XLY. Either way, I’m going to rest for a little bit before making any decision on this. My poor thumbs… I have a bad habit that I actually type my translation using my iPhone so my left thumb is very sore sometimes. Imagine typing ten of thousands of words from an iPhone (albeit an iPhone 6 Plus). Hahaha… I know, I know that I shouldn’t do that but like I said it’s a bad habit that’s hard to change so I’m somewhat suffering now. 🤣🤣 

So, thank you so much for all of you who are following this novel along with me. For those of you who always leave comments or for those of you who are silent readers, thanks for taking your time to read this humble person’s translation. I hope you enjoy MSQ’s adventures as much as I love translating her story. Zaijian… goodbye for now!! 😍😍😍

Guess what! It turned out, this is not the end of it. There are two more epilogues that I found from another website. I was so lucky that I actually opened up the other website as I felt like I was missing something with the ending. So epilogue 1 is about the letter that MSQ wrote to XY (remember that she handed 3 letters to YY first & then handed the last letter for XY to YY at the last minute) and epilogue 2 is about their lives in Hai Yu. Very long two epilogues… And then, Din2 actually found 4 side stories for Tang Xiao Xiao & Yan Yu/Cang Su (2 side stories each). Mostly a story on how they met MSQ and their backgrounds. Unfortunately, there’s no side story for Mo Can. 😭😭

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 150: Conclusion (Part 3)

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Some of you may need to wait until Wednesday to read this chapter & chapter 151 at the same time… 😊 But if you’re brave enough to read this chapter, go right ahead!

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Chapter 150

Conclusion (Part 3)

Today, Murong Shu Qing got up very early, there was still two more days that she would be out of the palace, so what should come, should come quickly. Personally steeping a cup of long dan tea, Murong Shu Qing was standing by the side of the window, and she let the morning light shine on her face, body and heart. It was very warm and made people think to go back to bed. Murong Shu Qing was fiddling with the tea leaves, and not in a hurry to drink it at all, the faint tea fragrance surrounded the area, and sept into her mind. These past two days, the weather was clear and warm, the pear flowers were already blossoming this early spring, the faint white and lovable stamens were blossoming strivingly. Even though there were not bright yet, but the spleens were working hard to unfold beautifully.

Murong Shu Qing slightly closed her eyes to enjoy the fragrance form the blossoming flowers, but the gate to the palace hall was softy opened, and a sweet-sounding man sound gently and smilingly asked: “Shu Qing, are you feeling better?” 

He finally came, so Murong Shu Qing turned around with a shallow smile, and said: “A lot better.”

Her vigor seemed to be very good today, her long hair was lightly rolled up, and they were flying because of the breeze. Her appearance that was immersing in the sunshine with her eyes close, was very beautiful, beautiful like a somewhat faint mist in the ink painting. Looking that she was carrying a cup of tea, he slowly walked over to sit in front of the round table, and Xuan Tian Cheng lightly waved his hand. Tong Fu put the medicine that was on his hand, on to the table, and bowed out of the palace hall.

Murong Shu Qing looked one glance at the dark medicine concoction that was on the table, she drank a lot of these medicine for the past few days. What was different was the person who delivered the medicine today, was the current Emperor. 

Sitting down next to Murong Shu Qing, Xuan Tian Cheng gently said: “Zhen knows that you do not like (staying) in the palace, you can go out very quickly.” He would let her live in a peaceful life and without any concern from now on. 

Murong Shu Qing lightly raised her eyebrows, and smilingly said: “Yes ah, there are still two more days.” But it looked like Xuan Tian Cheng wanted her to go out today. Taking the medicine concoction from the table, Murong Shu Qing looked at Xuan Tian Cheng with a shallow smile, and faintly asked: “Is this the one that I have to drink?”

Xuan Tian Cheng also looked at the medicine concoction in front of him, as long as she continued drinking it, everything would be great. So nodding his head, Xuan Tian Cheng answered: “Yes, drink this and you will be a lot better quickly.”

Murong Shu Qing was stroking the bowl lightly, and looking at the black medicine concoction, it set off in contrast with the white jade bowl, and it radiated a deep and hidden waves. Perking up a trace of gorgeous smile, Murong Shu Qing softly said in a mumble: “You are really good to me.” After that, she drank all of the black medicine concoction in a mouthful, she could feel a spicy hot taste that was flowing down on her throat.

Xuan Tian Cheng was affected strongly by her smiling expression that he felt like he lost his soul, she had never smiled like this before. But he did not know why he suddenly felt panic-stricken. Looking at the empty bowl that she had on her hand, Xuan Tian Cheng’s restless mind appeared to be somewhat comforted. She would belong to him very soon.

Holding Murong Shu Qing’s hands, Xuan Tian Cheng lovingly asked: “Do you like the charming of the southern part or the greatness of the northern part?” He could take her to the famous mountains and great rivers, so she would like it.

Murong Shu Qing did not break free from his hands at all, and only smiled looking at him, her eyes showed a gentle radiance. Xuan Tian Cheng was in a better mood, it must be the effect of the meng xin cao grass, so in the future, she would have this kind of smile looking at him like this. Stroking Murong Shu Qing’s cheek lightly, Xuan Tian Cheng gently said: “Your calligraphy writing is very good, when you have time, we can practice writing calligraphy together.” 

Xuan Tian Cheng was deeply engrossed with Shu Qing’s peaceful and beauty, so he did not pay any attention that Shu Qing’s smile was more and more strenuous at all, until Murong Shu Qing’s complexion was somewhat pale. During this first spring season, her forehead was filled with a thin sweat, so Xuan Tian Cheng thought that something was wrong. Gently patting her face, he asked: “Shu Qing?! What is wrong?” Could the meng xin cao grass was harmful to a human body?!

Murong Shu Qing secretly and deeply breathed, she pressed down the burning and aching feeling in her thoracic cavity. Softly smilingly like before but it was somewhat difficult, so Murong Shu Qing lightly lifted her hand up to brush away Xuan Tian Cheng’s slightly knitted eyebrows, and she faintly said: “You are not afraid that after I have drunk meng xin cao grass, I will forget him, forget you, and also forget myself even more. Until that time, when you have succeeded in your scheming, maybe I will only become someone who is not any different than a chicken.”

She knew! Then, why did she still want to drink it! Xuan Tian Cheng was shock listening to Murong Shu Qing’s statement, but what made him care about even more, was the word chicken. Holding Murong Shu Qing’s shoulders, Xuan Tian Cheng appeared to want to say gently, but he concealed what on his mind, and impatiently said: “You will not, you forget about him, and stay by my side obediently, I will love you, pamper you, like you, give you everything that you want it.”

What love!! Murong Shu Qing grabbed a tablecloth, even though she did not have any power to smile anymore, Murong Shu Qing still asked faintly: “Including freedom?”

Freedom?! What was this so-called her freedom, was it running from him?! Murong Shu Qing’s words completely enraged Xuan Tian Cheng. So he ignored the blue color that could be seen from Murong Shu Qing’s face and pale lips, and was shaking Murong Shu Qing’s shoulders, he frantically roared: “Why? Why must you run away from me? Why?”

His violence made Murong Shu Qing unable to endure her painful body anymore, so Murong Shu Qing only felt that a trace of blood slipped out of a corner of her own mouth. The dark red bloodstain was dripping one by one from her lips, the dripping fell on Xuan Tian Cheng’s hand, so he was awaken by the warm feeling that he felt on the back of his hand. Letting Murong Shu Qing to lean in his embrace, Xuan Tian Cheng asked in panic: “Shu Qing? Shu Qing, what is wrong with you?”

The blood did not stop at all, it was still constantly falling from the side of Murong Shu Qing’s lips, Xuan Tian Cheng felt for the first time that the blood in his own heart seemed to become ice-cold. While he was wiping the blood from the corners of Murong Shu Qing’s mouth, he sternly yelled: “Someone comes, someone comes, bring the Imperial physician!!”

Tong Fu who was ordered to stay and guard outside the palace hall to take some orders, suddenly heard Xuan Tian Cheng’s shouting, so he promptly entered the palace hall. He only saw that Murong Shu Qing was so pale and falling in to the Emperor’s embrace. The Emperor also had blood on his hands, and his complexion was no better than Murong Shu Qing who was in his embrace, and his eyes were hysterical. Feeling scared, he hurriedly rushed out of the palace hall, and made someone to inform the Imperial physician to come. He did not understand what had happened, but he only knew that Murong Shu Qing must not die ah, otherwise….. he did not dare to imagine it.

How could it be like this? Xuan Tian Cheng hugged Murong Shu Qing’s body that was already cold. Her mind simply could not think, but he could only say continuously: “Shu Qing, you will not have any mishap, you will not!”

The Empress’ medicine was really powerful, Murong Shu Qing’s body felt powerless, the cold feeling seemed to make her feel like she was drowning, her thoracic cavity felt like it was burned down, but it actually was not as intense as a moment ago. Murong Shu Qing lowered her head to gasp some air, and exerted her strength to firmly grasp Xuan Tian Cheng’s hand, although it felt laborious, but she could still say this one sentence: “So, as it turns out, what you want is my life.”

Even though she knew that everything was done by the Empress, but since it turned into this today, Xuan Tian Cheng was the ultimate reason. Since he kept saying how much he loved her, in that case, she would just die in his hand, die in his embrace. She wanted for him not to forget that she died in his embrace for a lifetime. This should be the biggest punishment for him.

Xuan Tian Cheng tightly held her in his embrace, he painfully said: “No, Shu Qing, you can not die.” Her cold body and lukewarm blood temperature could burn people, and they were torturing his heart. He only knew that she could not die, could not die!

Murong Shu Qing lightly coughed, the dry fishy smell rushed forth continuously, it made Murong Shu Qing sprouted out a mouthful of blood on Xuan Tian Cheng’s chest. The dark red blood looked like a demon flower, it was broiling gaudily and strongly.

Murong Shu Qing softly pasted her lips by the side of Xuan Tian Cheng’s ear, she said using a weak and stammering voice: “You will never, ever get my heart, because, because you… do not deserve it.”

Did not deserve it….. Xuan Tian Cheng felt that his heart was being gouged out, so he painfully looked at the soft body that was already falling down. She only left him with a trace of shallow smile that looked like she was free, then she closed her eyes. No matter how much he shouted, how much he shook, she did not respond anymore!

“No……” 

Tong Fu took the Imperial physicians to enter the palace hall, but only heard a suffering roar sound, all of the people were shock and distracted there, no one dared to step forward to disturb that monarch who was filled with suffering emotions.

Xuan Tian Cheng wanted to wipe the bloodstain from the corners of her mouth, but it seemed that he could not do it, the blood was still flowing and falling into his fingers. Tong Fu swallowed his saliva, and stepped forward one step in panic, he said with trembling voice: “Your Majesty, the Imperial physicians are here.”

Imperial physicians! Xuan Tian Cheng suddenly recovered, and roared to the Imperial physicians who were standing by the side of the door: “Quickly, look at her quickly, Zhen wants her to live. You must bring her to life!” She must be alright, must be alright.

The Imperial physicians had never seen the Emperor who was furious like this, once they got the order, they immediately encircled Murong Shu Qing and took her pulse. But the Emperor was not willing to let his hand go, and still holding her in his embrace. He wiped her blood continuously, and his mouth constantly was calling: “Shu Qing.” 

Several Imperial physicians took turn to feel her pulse one after another, everyone’s hand was practically shaking. They knew the person who was in the Emperor’s embrace, whatever happened between her and the Emperor earlier that made the Emperor feel hysterical like this. Speaking about her identity alone, if they would guess, the Xuanyuan Yi and Qi’s family would not be willing to let this matter go.

After five Imperial physicians had examined her pulse, they looked one glance at each other, the five people were lowering their heads, and they retreated one step. Xuan Tian Cheng looked that they were standing at the side, but did not save the person, so he angrily said with a stern voice: “Save her, what are you all doing just standing there, save the person.”

The Emperor was furious, so the five people immediately kneeled down, it was not that they did not want to save her, but in reality, she was….. 

Looking that they still did not step forward, Xuan Tian Cheng faintly sensed something, tightly holding Murong Shu Qing in his embrace, Xuan Tian Cheng carried her gentle and asked them tremblingly: “What is wrong with her, you all need to say it!”

The five people looked one glance at each other, and finally, the head of Imperial physician, Imperial physician Lin lifted his head first, and carefully answered: “Miss Murong is extremely poisoned, and she does not have any….. pulse or breath!”

Sian’s notes:

Ok, what the heck!!! Did MSQ plan and pretend to die??? I’m sure that this is supposed to be a happy ending, but what the heck happened in this chapter!! How did she pull this off??

But I have to say that I’m rather satisfied to hear the last sentence that MSQ said to the d-bag poophole Emperor. He definitely did not deserve her at all!!

Destined Marriage With Fragrance Chapter 149: Conclusion (Part 2)

Characters List

Glossary

This chapter was translated for https://nuttyisprocrasinating.wordpress.com 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 149

Conclusion (Part 2)

“Murong Shu Qing fainted!”

“Fainted?” Bi Xin Sui’s phoenix eyes narrowed slightly, how could she faint, she only took the wolf-berry concoction in the tea, and did not eat the wolf-berry mixed pastry. So it was impossible that she would be poisoned, and impossible that she would faint even more ah?! Could it be that there was any mistake midway (through the scheme)?

“Fainted?” Xuan Tian Cheng stared at his hand that was holding a writing brush. How could she faint without any reason!

“Fainted?” Chu Yun’s round eyes showed suspicion, she felt helpless and was a little bit frightened. Murong Shu Qing had not come here, how could she faint? Was it possible that the Empress sister in law’s medicine had some problems? 

Each person had their own guesses, so a group of people were gathering inside the side chamber of Xiang Rui palace.

Murong Shu Qing closed her eyes, and was peacefully laying asleep, her ears were listening to the Imperial physician who was explaining about her condition unclearly. She actually made some difficulties on him as she was not sick at all, and did not have any illness. Next, (she heard) some insignificant people who were saying their concerns. Murong Shu Qing knew that the Empress and Chu Yun came, but they were exceptionally calm, and did not say anything either. Until Xuan Tian Cheng commanded all of the people to withdraw, and her ears were peaceful again!

For a very long time, when Murong Shu Qing almost fell asleep, a pair of big hands were gently caressing her cheeks, Xuan Tian Cheng’s low voice echoed softly by her ear: “Shu Qing, very quickly, you will feel better, believe Zhen.” He would keep her away from this disturbance, and lived carefree without any worry. No matter if it was Xuanyuan Yi or the Qi’s family, he could handle them. It was only her who made him feel helpless, but very quickly, her eyes would only have him.

Xuan Tian Cheng was gently caressing Murong Shu Qing’s hair, the touch was gentler and gentler, and he softly covered her with a quilt properly, then he slowly stepped out of the room.

Murong Shu Qing took a long sigh in her heart, if one forced her to stay to ask for her heart, then why would there be a male and female’s sincere pray for romance in this world?! 

Softly opening her eyes, the moonlight passed through the light muslin, and was faintly falling on the bedside. Murong Shu Qing put her hands under the shadow of the moon, as if the moon was cold water, but it only felt like a type of feeling.

“Master.” Yan Yu quietly appeared inside the window now. 

Murong Shu Qing got up and looked at the moonlight outside, it should already pass 11 pm-1 am. Yan Yu was never late before, so Murong Shu Qing smilingly asked: “What is wrong?”

“Xuan Tian Cheng reinforced more guards outside.” Not only that he put three layers of protections inside and outside Xiang Rui palace, but the whole palace’s protection was very tight now.

It seemed that Xuan Tian Cheng was already somewhat aware, but since he was doing it like this, it would make the Empress to want to eliminate her even more. Taking out three sealed letters from under her own pillow, and giving them to Yan Yu, Murong Shu Qing faintly said: “Help me deliver these letters.”

“Yes.” Yan Yu’s cold complexion was looking at the letters that were in his hand, last time when Master was sending multiple letters like this, it was because of Yan Rui, and Hong Ming was still trying to clear up the mess up until now. Today, Master’s look was a lot more peaceful than the first time, but Yan Yu could feel that the weights of these several sealed letters, were a lot heavier than last time. 

Yan Yu was just about to turn around and leave, but Murong Shu Qing suddenly called him again.

“Also, this one.” One could only see another sealed letter in her hand, it appeared that she was thinking about it for a long time, and then Murong Shu Qing just decided to hand it over to Yan Yu.

Through the moonlight, Yan Yu could see the writing ‘Xuanyuan Yi’ on the envelope, these two words. 

*****

Three more days, that would be the day that she would be out of the palace, it felt like a peaceful time before the the storm. These past few days, her life was comfortable and tranquil, except for the Empress Dowager who asked her to drink tea occasionally, nobody disturbed her. And she was also happy and idle, and guessed that these kind of days would be over (soon) after all.

Murong Shu Qing was just about to fiddle with the pot of tea that the Empress Dowager delivered to her, who would have thought that the Empress Dowager was also a person who loved tea, she had all kind of tea collections. (She was sniffing) this year’s new long dan xin tea, when Yan Yu’s cold voice echoed from behind her: “Master.”

Yan Yu came, so there was news on the stuffs that she wanted, and Murong Shu Qing happily put down the tea that was in her hand, and asked: “How is it?”

Yan Yu passed on the three sealed letters. When she saw the first and second sealed letters, Murong Shu Qing looked very tranquil and her mood was happy. But when she looked at the third sealed letter, she actually happily stood up, and smilingly said: “Really wonderful.” Using the oil lamp to burn the letters, and after they became ashes, Murong Shu Qing said with a somewhat excited (appearance): “You immediately return to the Qi’s family now, listen to my maternal grandfather’s instructions. Let Cang Su return to the Murong’s family to help settle Xing Hun, I will not have any mishap, so go now.”

It was rare to see her looking very excited like this, so Yan Yu guessed that there would be wind and rain (trials & hardships) inside and outside the palace soon.

After Yan Yu left, Murong Shu Qing steep a cup of tea for herself. It had been five years, sometimes it felt like a dream and she wanted to wake up quickly. But sometimes she was afraid and worried about these people whom she loved in this dream, but she would miss these people. Her thoughts were rolling along like the tea leaves that were moving around (in the cup), she was actually somewhat absent-minded.

A hidden sound leapt from outside the window, the person’s skill was nimble and quick, with only one flip over, the person was already by the side of Murong Shu Qing. Murong Shu Qing was startled in her mind, and narrowed her eyes, it seemed that the body did not have any murderous aura, that figure, she was…..

Murong Shu Qing shook her head, she gently and smilingly said: “You have not abandoned your martial arts!”

The person who came pulled down the black clothing from her face, her young lotus face looked even more valiant and formidable. Liu Li Shuang waved the clothing, and helplessly said: “Nothing I can do, he does not let anybody to visit you.” She did not have any other ways, so she could only get this done on her own when the Imperial guards were changing shifts and the protection was not that tight. During a time like this, she was always deeply moved by her father’s brilliant (thinking) that let her to practice martial arts, otherwise she could not escape during that time.

Murong Shu Qing patted on the chair next to her to let her sit down, and asked: “Do you have any news?” She risked her life to come here, so there must have been an important news, otherwise if an Imperial concubine was captured with this kind of assassin’s clothing, there was no way she could give any explanation.

Liu Li Shuang nodded her head, and answered: “These past two days, the Emperor switched the people who were in charge with your food and drink, so he should start his movement (soon).” Getting along with the Emperor for the last three years, she had some feelings, but she would never dare to love, because she knew very much that using an Emperor’s love would change her own self to be in grief. But she actually had not thought that the Emperor was going to use meng xin cao grass to Master.

“How about the Empress?”

“She does not seem to plan to let you go at all, she is thinking how she can change the meng xin cao grass into deadly poison now.”

Murong Shu Qing deeply sighed, and closed her eyes, then she sighed and said: “She wants to borrow the Emperor’s hand to kill me.” 

Bi Xin Sui was already a mother of a child, so originally, she did not want to make things difficult for her. Since this being the case, she wanted to accomplish her (BXS) love for the country and husband, so she (MSQ) would help her. Everyone should be responsible for one’s own doing.

When she opened her eyes again to look at Liu Li Shuang, she was already sharp and incisive, so Murong Shu Qing coldly said: “I will make an arrangement with Prince Rong Ning’s person to go to the kitchen, and you will observe for the opportunity. If the Empress’ person can not do it, you have to help her do this.”

“Master, you….” What the Empress wanted to use was xue (blood) feng (seal) hou (throat) poison.

Murong Shu Qing softly patted her hand, and smilingly said: “You can be at ease, I will not have any mishap.”

Looking at her firm appearance, Liu Li Shuang could only nod her head lightly, she (MSQ) must certainly have a perfect plan, so she only hoped that everything would happen as her wish. 

Sian’s notes:

More letters??? Who are these three recipients this time & what’s her plan now??? Poor MSQ, all she wants is a free life, but these people just refuse to give it to her!!! 

What??!!! She planned to help the evil Empress to kill herself???!!! What’s MSQ planning??? I can assure you that I only translate a happy ending novel so this better is a happy ending novel. 😳😳