Chapter 37: Duan Wang Shizi

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Towards Shen Jingshu’s present, Chun Xiao and the others were astonished, but they did not say anything when they saw Dan Yuerong.

“This is your kind intention, I believe Shaodong will like it.” Her daughter was still young and Dan Yuerong did not agree with the previous gifts that Shen Jingshu gave, it was better this way.

It was rare for Shen Wenhua to see Shen Jingshu not act like a spoiled child and ask him for something to give to Qi Shaodong, so he took the initiative to ask that night,”Shu-er, didn’t you say it will be Qi shaoye’s1 birthday in a few days? Did you prepare a gift?” In the past, his daughter would have already pestered him, but this time, there was no sign of her doing so.

“Daddy don’t worry, I prepared it earlier!” When Shen Jingshu thought of herself gifting those paintings and calligraphy of renowned masters previously, she felt distressed. Furthermore, the finest rabbit hair ink brush and ink stone were previously given to Qi Shaodong. It was truly a pity!

“What has Shu-er prepared?” Looking at his daughter’s expression that was full of confidence, Shen Wenhua was curious.

“Of course it is something good!”

“Can daddy take a look?”

“Okay!” Finished speaking, she immediately got someone to bring in the gift. When Shen Wenhua saw the exquisite packaging, he thought that Shen Jingshu had spent money outside to buy something valuable. His heart was gloomy to see that his daughter actually still cared so much for Qi Shaodong, this was not a good thing. But when he saw the thing inside, Shen Wenhua could not help but laugh, “Is this the gift Shu-er prepared?” This daughter, she was acting more and more peculiar.

“Yes, what does daddy think?” A lot of thought was put into the gift’s packaging but the rest was not worth much at all. This was the first time that Shen Jingshu had given this kind of gift to Qi Shaodong, it was very amusing.

“It’s a very unique present, Shu-er has put a lot of thought into it.” This gift was certainly very thoughtful, but it was not certain if the other party would be able to understand it.

Shen Wenhua had seen Qi Shaodong, but he felt that even though this youngster was intelligent, he was very impatient at times. This resulted in him being a bit too narrow minded.

“Really? I also think so. Daddy, do you think Shaodong gege will like it?” As to whether Qi Shaodong would like it, Shen Jingshu did not have to think too much to know the answer. Furthermore, she knew what gift Qi Shaodong really wanted, but she would not send it! Let him covet it!

“It shows Shu-er’s feelings, he will definitely like it!” If he does not like it, that only proves that this person was really unworthy of Shu-er’s deep feelings.

“Haha, that is good!” Having received Shen Wenhua’s reply, Shen Jingshu seemed relieved and left after staying for a few more minutes. Shen Wenhua looked at his daughter’s changes in recent months and could not help but sigh.

“Rong-er, our daughter has grown up.” Although I am proud that my daughter has grown up, I still hope my daughter can mature more slowly and happily.

“Really? Compared to before, this child causes less trouble.”

“Her acting this way is good, we can be at ease.”


The next day Shen Jingshu woke up as usual and calmly washed her face and rinsed her mouth. She slowly got ready and leisurely left the fu, arriving at Qi fu just in time. This caused Qi furen and the several people to be very anxious.

“You have finally arrived, I thought you would not come!”

“Qi furen, I set out a little late today and arrived late, I am really sorry.”

“Haha, no need. Dong-er and the others are waiting on you, go in quickly and have fun!”

“Alright Qi furen!” Along the way, she observed that because of the upcoming New Year, everyone in Qi fu was dressed up neatly. Especially today, because of Qi Shaodong’s birthday, although it was not a big celebration, it was still exceptionally lively.

“Jingshu you came, but you made us wait!”

“I went to sleep late last night and got up late today, I have made you wait for a long time.”

“No, no, it’s fine. Come quickly, my gege and the others are over there!” After she finished speaking, Qi Xueyan pulled Shen Jingshu away. Shen Jingshu keenly observed Qi Xueyan’s excited expression, she noticed that several of the other young ladies also had a bright expression, she could not help but find it somewhat strange.

Perhaps someone came today?

Reminiscing on her previous life, because she was sick, she missed Qi Shaodong’s 9th birthday, but she did not remember anything special happening. Why did the situation look like this today?

She wanted to ask Qi Xueyan, but after seeing that Qi Xueyan was clearly not herself, Shen Jingshu didn’t say anything. She only watched as Qi Xueyan carelessly let go of her hand and left her behind. Shen Jingshu then knew that the person that came today was not ordinary.

But, who was it? She could not remember at all.

Curious, Shen Jingshu quietly fell behind the crowd and watched the faces of the young ladies. Finally, she was able to see a tall body dressed in azure in the garden. The youth was peerless, just a glance made people gaze attentively at his body. At that moment, Shen Jingshu knew who he was.

This person……

While she was thinking of the person in front of her, Qi Xueyan had already reacted, “Duan Wang Shizi2 !”

Qi Shaodong noticed Qi Xueyan coming over and acted courteously like a host, “Duan Wang Shizi, this is my sister!”

“En!” The person nodded indifferently and barely looked at Qi Xueyan. Such a gesture, if it were done by others, Qi Shaodong and Qi Xueyan would have certainly been angry, but in front of this person of high status, how could they dare say anything?

“It is our honor to have Duan Wang Shizi visit!” It was an amazing coincidence; today was Qi Shaodong’s birthday so he had invited all of his good friends to celebrate his birthday. Duan Wang Shizi went to the academy by chance that day and was met with everyone’s suggestions that he should also attend. Much to everyone’s and his own surprise, Duan Wang Shizi agreed to come over, everyone was very excited.

In those days, Duan Wang 3was celebrated for his outstanding military exploits and accompanied the previous Emperor to lay down the foundation of the country. With great military power under him, he was able to win the previous Emperor’s trust and later married the previous emperor’s blood-related sister4, the two only had this one son! This Duan Wang Shizi and the current Emperor were cousins who were very close. Other people could not compare to this kind of prestige!

Usually, he was not someone that people could get close to but he was here today, how could they not be jealous? How could they not try to curry favor?

It was just a pity that Duan Wang Shizi, this person, was a man of few words. Although he came here today, for every ten words someone said to him, he would only return one. Shen Jingshu looked at the peerless appearance amongst the crowd and could not help but think of his magnificence in the past life.  She could not quite understand, why did this person come here?


  1. Young Master
  2. Heir son: This is not his name it’s his title, refers to the heir/son of a Duke. Soooooo, our Duan Wang Shizi is simply a son/heir of a Duke

  3. This is referring to Duan Wang Shizi’s father
  4. Meaning they have the same mother
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  1. ruinthyself · Aug 27, 2021

    our ML is finally here~~ thank u for the chapter!!

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  2. Anonymous · Jan 17, 2019

    The ML righhhtttt
    Thank you for the chapter💖

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  3. aucifersakuyakp · Dec 7, 2018

    Imagino que sera un personaje importante en la historia
    Gracias por el capítulo!

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  4. Anonymous · Nov 14, 2018

    I feel it to be slightly ridiculous owing to the fact that the MC is 5 and the other children are about the same age. I can't take it seriously because I have a niece and nephew who are at that age.

    I'm gonna forgive it coz it's just a story

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    • Emilia Sozin Yusa · Aug 3, 2020

      Same !!! I have a nephew who is 5 years old and things just dont match lol

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    • Pomelo · Jan 5, 2021

      In my head, I'm adjusting their age upwards to be around 11 or 12. It makes more sense to me that way.

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  5. ScriptWangfei · Oct 3, 2018

    Oooh! I think I already found the ML! Hahahaha.

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  6. Kisszy · Jul 23, 2018

    ML pheromones in the airrr...I can feel it

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  7. Princess renesmee · Jul 11, 2018

    He wants to meet you! Hehe.. thanks

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  8. Ailia · Jun 29, 2018

    Must be ML right? Right? Right???

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    • TTNR · Translator · Jun 29, 2018

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  9. InezNessiz · Jun 27, 2018

    Ooohh could he be the ML?.
    Thanks so much for the update

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  10. humbledaisy · Jun 27, 2018

    Hmm, an unpredictable variable - the man of few words. Thank for the chapter!

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  11. Anonymous · Jun 27, 2018

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  12. Random · Jun 27, 2018

    ML!!!!!!! ....... Maybe???? No????

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  13. Anonymous · Jun 27, 2018

    Thank you very much for the chapter!!! 😘😘

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  14. Anonymous · Jun 27, 2018

    ML! you have appeared! (I Think)

    Thank you for teh chapter :)

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  15. Anonymous · Jun 27, 2018

    If this really the male lead he will probably suprise everyone by talking casually to Shen Jingshu making all other girls green with envy :)

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  16. Lou · Jun 27, 2018

    thanks , hope this is the ML

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  17. lou · Jun 27, 2018


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  18. Anonymous · Jun 27, 2018

    thanks , hope this is the ML

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  19. Rxaluto · Jun 26, 2018

    Not to be picky and you can tell me to go away if I'm wrong but doesn't "Duan Wang" mean Prince Wang (AKA Emperor's brother/son) so wouldn't Duan Wang Shizi mean "Heir of Prince Wang"? So he's either the Emperor's cousin or grandson . . .

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    • TTNR · Translator · Jun 27, 2018

      Yes, they are cousins, it mentions it in the chapter. His mother was the former emperor's blood-related sister. His father is only related to the royal family through marriage. So prince or duke, it depends on how you translate it but he is not a direct prince from the royal line which is why we went with Duke to avoid confusion.

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  20. Anonymous · Jun 26, 2018

    Our male lead is finally willing to grace us with his presence!

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  21. Anonymous · Jun 26, 2018

    It's the ML
    I suddenly thought of XJX when he was introduced though the adjectives weren't many and over powering. 😂

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    • TTNR · Translator · Jun 26, 2018

      lol me too

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  22. Anonymous · Jun 26, 2018

    Is this the legendary male lead? FINALLY

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    • Anonymous · Jun 27, 2018

      Yes yes!!!

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  23. FlowingSong · Jun 26, 2018

    Male lead?????????
    It kinda checks cause he has a "peerless appearance" attribute attached to him. Not to mention "magnificence". The protagonist doesnt seem to dislike nor like him either.

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  24. yadane · Jun 26, 2018

    intuition says to stay a bit further from him...for an unknown reason
    thank you

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    • Anonymous · Jun 27, 2018

      Lol yes! Best to stay away otherwise who knows when the pest will stick to you non-stop.

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  25. Anonymous · Jun 26, 2018

    Is this our male lead??

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  26. Anonymous · Jun 26, 2018

    Male lead is that you?
    Thanks for the chapter~

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  27. Anonymous · Jun 26, 2018

    Omg is this the male lead showing up for the first time???

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    • TTNR · Translator · Jun 27, 2018

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  28. Nea-er · Jun 26, 2018

    Thanks for the chapter

    Is this our first sighting of the male lead?

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    • TTNR · Translator · Jun 27, 2018

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  29. Anonymous · Jun 26, 2018

    Thanks for the update. I'm really enjoy your translation :D

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