Chapter 491 : Proper Palace Intrigue (End)

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Ever since that night, Shi Sheng never saw Ming Jin again.

The leads still managed to run off.

Shi Sheng merely wished to express that only villains who could beat the leads were allowed to call themselves true villains. Zhuang-fu deserved to just be cannon fodder.

Had she been in his shoes, she would’ve slaughtered the leads that very night. ‘I refuse to believe that someone would’ve dropped from the heavens or tunnelled out of the ground to rescue them.

…Okay, I guess that isn’t impossible.’

After all, luck was something that was invisible and intangible, yet very impressive.

Due to this major incident, no one even bothered to pay attention to when the Second Prince of Xi Liang left.

Of course, Zhuang-fu couldn’t ascend the throne. Since his shield (Shi Sheng) refused to do anything, Zhuang-fu could only push Yuwen Jing onto the throne.

All that drivel about helping the Third Prince avenge his grievances was just a bunch of bollocks. Zhuang-fu’s real motive was to control the court.

Yuwen Jing was but a child—what could he do to stop Zhuang-fu from using him as a puppet?

Shi Sheng was still the State Teacher. The only thing she did all day besides eat was sleep; she’d already given up on doing quests.

#This is the first time I’ve(bxt) seen such a wilful Host#

Soon, another winter arrived.

Shi Sheng stood at the peak of Star-Plucking Tower, looking in the direction of the commotion. ‘Never thought Ming Jin would’ve beaten the leads to taking the throne.’

In the short span of a year, the court had experienced two major disruptions.

Shi Sheng pulled her cloak tighter around her. ‘Really cold.’

The first thing Ming Jin did upon his ascension was to clear the Third Prince’s name.

The second, was to proclaim that he was going to marry the Eldest Princess of Xi Liang.

Shi Sheng had blanked out when she heard the news.

[Screwed yourself over now, huh?] System’s cold voice contained a hint of gloating.

Shi Sheng merely experienced a flicker of surprise before returning to normal.

[……] ‘Is Host planning on killing Feng Ci and dying together?’

The entire palace was redecorated with red silk and the wedding procession gradually made its way from the Hall of Mental Cultivation to Star-Plucking Tower.

Shi Sheng showed no signs of surprise.

[When did you find out?] System was clearly more agitated than Shi Sheng.

“When I got the will.” Shi Sheng watched as the wedding procession drew closer and closer.

The real child of the Third Prince was Ming Jin.

Back then, the Queen of Xi Liang had given birth to twins, a boy and a girl. For the sake of protecting their son, the royal couple had sent their daughter instead to Dong Jin as a hostage.

Because the Third Prince and the King of Xi Liang were secretly friends, he agreed to help them hide this.

But for the sake of protecting his own child, Ming Jin, the Third Prince had no choice but to swap their identities.

Zhuang Qiong and Ming Jin were given a drug that caused red pimples to appear on their faces. It didn’t hurt that the two were around the same age and height.

The Third Prince said that this disease was contagious, so naturally, no one dared to get close enough to take a closer look.

Ming Jin was sent to Yunyin Temple under the guise of being the Xi Liang hostage, while Zhuang Qiong’s death was faked and she was sent to the Zhuang Family to return to being a girl.

And Weiyang Palace was the name of the palace belonging to the Eldest Princess of Xi Liang. Zhuang Qiong was the Eldest Princess of Xi Liang.

Ming Jin had known all along, yet he hadn’t said anything.

Shi Sheng looked at the handsome man with completely foreign features below her, tugging her lips into a smile. ‘See? Even his looks were fake.’

[Host, calm down—it’s not like he had a choice.]

“What’re you so worried about? I didn’t even say anything.”

[……] ‘Then why do you have your sword out?’

Ming Jin wore red wedding clothes as he stood outside Star-Plucking Tower. The wedding procession attired in red against the backdrop of pure white snow appeared like blooming red plum blossoms

Ming Jin raised his head to look at Shi Sheng, who was standing atop Star-Plucking Tower. ‘No matter what, I want her.’

Shi Sheng leapt down, lightly landing on the courtyard wall.

“You already knew?” Ming Jin’s voice was a bit hoarse. Unbeknownst to him, there was a hint of trembling in it.

Shi Sheng smiled. “What do you think?”

“When did you find out?”

“I obtained a letter from Yulang Tower too.” Probably because Yuwen Mo was unable to ease his guilty conscience, he’d written this down.

Ming Jin was silent for a moment. “I will marry you today.”

“That depends on whether you have the ability.”

Ming Jin’s eyes hardened slightly and he was just about to order people to capture Shi Sheng when countless arrows flew in from the outside like raindrops.

The sword in Shi Sheng’s hand swung, causing a flash of sword light to appear, blocking the arrows.

The sword in her hand suddenly enlarged and Shi Sheng stepped on it, rushing to greet the onslaught of arrows.

“Zhuang Qiong!”


Two voices cried out at the same time, but Shi Sheng didn’t hesitate in the slightest.


When Shi Sheng returned to the System Space, she silently stood before the screen that was repeatedly displaying a scene.

Yuwen Xun led his men in a charge to kill Ming Jin.

Shi Sheng defied the usual barrier and killed off Yuwen Xun, causing the world to suddenly start to crumble. It was a very shocking scene. As if someone had broken a mirror, the scene had collapsed into countless shards, after which darkness had rushed in and invaded the world.

The last thing Shi Sheng saw was Ming Jin sprinting towards her. But as the last of the world was engulfed by darkness, she’d already been standing within the System Space.

[Host, due to your behaviour, you will spend 48 hours in confinement.]

Shi Sheng twisted her neck, not speaking.

Her surroundings gradually changed till she found herself in a round room. It was completely empty. The walls were snowy-white, the kind that could give one snow blindness if they stared at it too long.

Shi Sheng leaned against the wall and sat down. ‘Killing the ML caused the world to collapse. How interesting. And all I get for causing a world to collapse is 48 hours in confinement? And here I was wondering what terrifying punishment there’d be!’

System was currently pouring all its grievances out to its Master.

[Master, just look at her! Look at what she’s thinking! I can’t take it anymore.]

The figure on the screen was as blurred as always. “The information she shares with you is only what she wants you to know.”

[……] System thought back to the cocky look on its host’s face when it tried to scan her that one time.

‘Recently she’s even starting to know my thoughts… This Host is simply about to ascend the heavens!’

[Master, why was she so against Feng Ci in this world?] ‘He’s clearly the same person, and she’s admitted she likes him, so why can’t she accept him? I really don’t understand my Host’s thoughts.’

“Because she’s afraid.”

‘Scared? Of what? Even she has something she’s afraid of?’ System was even more confused.

“She’s afraid she’ll fall for Feng Ci. That kind of Feng Ci holds a fatal attraction for her, but she’s too rational, so she extinguished that spark completely. Don’t pick targets like that for her anymore—the more you try and corner her, the more level-headed she’ll be.”

[……] ‘As reality proves, Host’s words are completely untrustworthy. Master really does understand her. *cries* Master, please protect me.’

After 48 hours, Shi Sheng was released. System didn’t waste words and got straight to flashing her stats.



Name: Shi Sheng

Morality Points: -192,000

Life Points: 20 (due to causing the collapse of a world, Life Points have been halved)

Contribution Points: 30,000

Mission Rank: B

Mission Points: 40

Hidden Quest: Not completed

Hidden Quest Reward: None

Side Quest: Not completed

Side Quest Reward: None (deducted 4,000 contribution points)

Item List: “Queen’s Crown”, “Ghost King’s Heart”, “Dark Night”

As Shi Sheng looked at her terrible stats, she sighed. ‘Morality points actually got lowered by about 30k. The ML’s life is really expensive. Though…killing him did feel quite good.’

[……] ‘Blackened Host is really scary.’

[Do you wish to enter the next mission?]

[Initialising transfer…]

Author’s note:

End of arc 15. This arc was mainly to deduct points hahaha.

Translator’s Corner:

Translator: This arc made Feng Ci lose points for me, so I guess the author was right on that count too lol. On another note, this is the last chapter for a while. ‘A while’ being until I pull my shit together for exams. And projects. And reports. If anyone wants to continue this while I’m gone, feel free (though I’ve already gotten some headway into the next arc translated, so you can translate arc 17 maybe?). And yes, it was entirely coincidental that my chapters ran out just as we got into daily release December. No, I did not plan this ahead of time. I don’t know what you’re talking about.

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  1. Anonymous · Oct 21, 2021

    Just visiting again. *sigh* I really miss your translations ah.

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  2. Anonymous · Oct 7, 2021

    what was bbb when she is saying 'I' and "me'?

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  3. Anonymous · Jun 8, 2021

    Thank you for the translation!

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  4. Anonymous · May 1, 2021

    found the new translator too. i'm so sad you're no longer translating this but thank you very much for translating this novel up until this point. love lots.

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  5. Sad reader revived · Feb 18, 2021

    Ahh found the translator you passed this Novel onto. Thank you for taking care of the sad readers,
    Will keep an eye out for any new novels you want to translate, till then gl w school and such

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  6. Sad reader · Feb 18, 2021

    oh great translator have you truly abandoned us

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  7. Anonymous · Dec 2, 2020

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  8. Anonymous · Nov 29, 2020

    I... I also caught up?!

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  9. Anonymous · Jun 29, 2020

    I... I caught up?!

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  10. Anonymous · Apr 19, 2020

    Lo busque en el idioma original y actualmente estoy en el cap 1400 está muy interesante pero aún así deseo la traducción al inglés ya que asi se le puede leer con correcciones.
    Espero los siguientes arcos

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  11. Hibiimi · Apr 9, 2020

    The new translator translated a guy's name 蓝清 as Lan Ching instead of Lan Qing just cause of personal preference. Orz, that's not how romanization works.

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  12. Hibiimi · Apr 9, 2020

    So the new translator is transcribing a guy's name using a modified version of Wide Giles while everything else is in Hanyu Pinyin. 蓝清 as Lan Ching (proper Wade Giles would be Lan Ch'ing, Hanyu pinyin of Qing). He says it's personal preference of all things, orz

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  13. Flaumjaze · Apr 6, 2020

    Although I'm glad that a new translator picked this up, he seems to like money very much. It's a torture for me to know that there is still another translated chapter but can't be read unless the chapter is paid with patreon.

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    • Anonymous · May 7, 2020

      They do it for a living, as they’re earning money for their family. I don’t see anything wrong with needing to pay money to read chapters ahead of time.

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      • Anonymous · Sep 24, 2020

        Paying is fine only if the translation is really good. If it's half machine with barely any editing done then it's annoying and not worth.

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  14. Anonymous · Mar 30, 2020

    Is it okay if I translate arc 17?

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    • Anonymous · Apr 23, 2020

      Please do 😭😭

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  15. E · Mar 30, 2020

    Someone picked this up.. What are u gonna do now?

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  16. Anonymous · Mar 30, 2020

    Ah.. someone’s picked it up, what r u going to do now?

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    • Wenhui · Translator · Apr 5, 2020

      Hmm, I'll let them continue then. Don't wanna have to pick this back up only to have to drop it again due to studies.

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    • Anonymous · Apr 7, 2020

      Quien lo está traduciendo?

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  17. PasserByHere · Mar 28, 2020

    Once again im back, after not reading for like years, i wreck my mind to find what chapter did i stop (280+). Ty for chap, been reading since 2018

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  18. Xue Zhishi · Mar 21, 2020

    Hope the translator's doing fine. Looking forward on the update, tho not rushing, and just wanna say... Add oil on what sht you're talking about. To compliment your translation, the chapters are clean enough and the way the italicized and bold functions were used are thumbs up. So to say, this site has been my all time favorite, along with the choice of novels to translate. Really humorous, ah! Aja!

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  19. Oso en el amor · Mar 21, 2020

    Esperando como un fanático devoto

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  20. Aisle · Mar 16, 2020

    thanks translator-san

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    • Anonymous · Apr 12, 2020

      Perbaharui pliss. I'm from indonesia. Plis update now

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  21. Anonymous · Mar 14, 2020

    Why still not update....don't say u not update because u get Corona virus

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    • Wenhui · Translator · Mar 16, 2020

      Nah, just been busy with schoolwork. Going at a way slower pace now because of it.

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  22. JiminHasJamsOkayy · Mar 10, 2020

    Begging the translator to update

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  23. awitness · Mar 3, 2020

    i love you very march!, when's the next update?

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    • JiminHasJamsOkayy · Mar 8, 2020

      Master Translater, could you please update? I have been crying for a month because the usual updates have died!

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  24. Anonymous · Mar 2, 2020

    I love you so march! when's the next update?

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  25. Corny · Feb 26, 2020

    I feel that Feng Ci’s entire personality and how he acts is unfair. If what I’m getting is correct his personality is chosen for him, so from the beginning he had no choice in his overbearing lead role and he was also bogged down by all his other lives, if you look back on it all the other FC’s after meeting her literally LIVE for her, their purpose in life is HER, being programmed with a personality like that and then being forced to endure the emptiness and sadness of other lives, even a little, would’ve been soul crushing. I’m not saying what he did wasn’t wrong, especially forcing her, but I just feel like everything was already predetermined from the start.

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  26. Anonymous · Feb 24, 2020

    I quit this arc half-way through because of Ming Jin and I was wondering if anyone could catch me up in case anything important happened.

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    • WhomstAmI · Feb 24, 2020

      Just the usual, annoy the ML and FL though this time she actually kills the ML with her own hands. That’s about it. I found Ming Jin interesting in a way but he is the reason I took like, breaks in between reading this entire arc.

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      • Anonymous · Mar 5, 2020

        Thanks for catching me up.

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  27. SNSNML · Feb 15, 2020

    Hiiii, translator when will u translate again 😭😭😁😁🤗🤗

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    • Wenhui · Translator · Feb 17, 2020

      Working on next arc now, but it'll take awhile.

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    • Anonymous · Feb 24, 2020

      I had clicked the [Previous Chapter] accidentally and I screamed for a total of a minute. Outside my house. While Jumping. 😂
      *facepalm*😫 I'm being silly. I'm Hoping for your translations! Stay great and Do your best and ace it all!!🙌🙌🙆😀

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  28. Anonymous · Feb 13, 2020

    Thank you for translating all you have done! Wish you all yhe best for your exams! (I know im faling all of mine because of you)😁

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  29. Anonymous · Feb 12, 2020

    I have never commented before but would just like to say that you are an amazing translator! And even if you dont come back that the work that you have done is really great!!!

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  30. Anonymous · Feb 6, 2020

    Wondering when my translator will come back

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  31. Ilovethisstorytoomuchtoneverquitchecking · Feb 3, 2020

    I will be always checking to give you a warm welcome whenever you’re back. Know that I miss you and I’ll be willing to wait no matter how long. Take your time and I’ll be always there to support you. <3

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    • Isuri Dewmini · Feb 20, 2020

      Your username 💘

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  32. Iinnnkkkkkk-- · Jan 24, 2020

    *builds up tent*
    *stacks necessary food supply*
    Please do your work first, Translator-san... Even though it's almost been a month, I can still bear for another year!!

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  33. Anonymous · Jan 16, 2020

    Where are you now............. ................?
    Good luck ...Take a breath..
    May you come back quick and fresh...

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  34. kira · Jan 14, 2020

    Well, at this point, I'm just hoping that the original Feng Ci isn't like this... I don't think I can take it if he is

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  35. Isuri Dewmini · Jan 6, 2020

    Checking for new chapters daily... Until you caome back. Anyway, good luck!

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  36. Anonymous · Jan 6, 2020

    Take a breath!! We will be waiting...💛

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  37. uavgas · Jan 2, 2020

    Hey Wenhui, are you ok? I hope you are not overwhelmed with stuff and will come back after your break from translating all rested up and ready for action. I always appreciate all the work you've put into this so far I need you to stay good in mind, body and soul so you can be here for the long haul. Happy New Years and I miss you!

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  38. Irish · Jan 1, 2020

    Me wishing for new chapters for christmas and new year=🤡

    Jkjk if ur busy with other things take your time

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  39. Rajel · Dec 25, 2019

    Donde puedo ver la novela en chino?

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    • Anon · Dec 29, 2019

      69shu. com/txt/25409.htm

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      • Rajel · Jan 13, 2020


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  40. Khadyut Hazarika · Dec 25, 2019

    When will you come back

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  41. Cloverlin · Dec 17, 2019

    Patiently waiting for the Arc 16 and 17 and 18 and so on

    thanks alot.. hope you'll be able to passed your projects and exams with high passing grade

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    • Cloverlin · Dec 17, 2019

      P.S. I'm also one of those readers who are looking forward for the 1 chapter daily release in December..because last year was soooooooo great

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      • Cloverlin · Dec 17, 2019

        anyways, yours' school life while mine is working-force life ...I also need to finish my monthly reports before the end of the year for the renewals and reports to be submitted next year..ugh !!! hate my job but I need the money

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  42. Forgottenarrow · Dec 14, 2019

    Wait, isn’t Shi Sheng on the verge of crossing -200k morality points? It’ll be exciting to see what happens if the system tries to eliminate her! It should only take a couple more worlds at most right?

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  43. Anonymous · Dec 12, 2019

    exams are a hassle

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  44. Anonymous · Dec 10, 2019

    I honestly feel what you feel. I also have a lot of school works and it's so tiring that I have no time todo anything else aside from reading><

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  45. drenlith · Dec 10, 2019

    and... holy shit I just mentally processed their past, Shi Sheng's original host was used used and used again and that ever since she popped out of her mom just to be cannon foddered instead of her twin bro, gdi feels bad man.

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  46. drenlith · Dec 10, 2019

    holy shit that was heart wrenching. But hey!! PLOT PROGRESSION!! and I caught up, yisssss

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  47. Heyyo · Dec 3, 2019

    So basically shi sheng and feng ci in this chapter are twins??

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    • Wenhui · Translator · Dec 3, 2019

      No, Ming Jin is the only son of the Third Prince. Zhuang Qiong is the Eldest Princess of Xi Liang.

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  48. Nora · Dec 3, 2019

    Shi sheng pushed away feng chi coz she's afraid to fall in love

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  49. N351 · Dec 3, 2019

    Thank you for the chapter!
    So, our Sheng-ge found that killing the lead only amounted into: destroying the world, 48 hour confinement, and a mere 30000 point deduction. Hell will break loose from next arcs

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  50. GonZ · Dec 2, 2019

    Meatbun Delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    So system is the one thats corrupting feng ci..

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    • Sheddy · Dec 2, 2019

      No, the system decides which part of feng ci would show up...he was corrupted from the beginning

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  51. ThunderingSnow · Dec 2, 2019

    Thanks for the mass release! I hope the time you take off will help you relax and get what you need done! Happy holidays in advance!

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  52. forgottenarrow · Dec 2, 2019

    That was sudden

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  53. Anonymous · Dec 2, 2019

    I think I like the modern worlds more where Shi Sheng can just chill, like the one where she was an actor and had all these kids following her and snacking, it was great.

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  54. Sabruness · Dec 2, 2019

    Hmm... we dont actually know about anything in Sheng-ge's past do we?.
    I'm starting to think that perhaps originally, Shi Sheng (back as a naive, innocent girl) had fallen for a guy like this arc's Feng Ci and then the situation played out like a novel. The guy probably used and abused her before dumping her for a "heroine" type.
    It would explain so many things including her utter disgust and despise for MLs, especially of this type, and her utter fondness for sinking ships with (sometimes extreme) prejudice. It would also explain why she's so logical and lacks the normal emotional range. She probably would have a lingering psychological trauma about it.

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    • Tinkle · Dec 2, 2019

      From what I remember it's worse

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    • anon · Dec 3, 2019

      So like Su Man from Sinister ExGF

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    • Anonymous · Dec 3, 2019

      What about the fear of drinking blood?

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      • Pipoo63 · Dec 3, 2019

        Euh what if she whas forced to drink her ch@lds blood.
        If she even had a child.

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      • v3 · Dec 4, 2019

        It's more like the fear(rejection) of blood itself

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    • cnoveltrash · Jan 30, 2020

      i think there was something about not having gotten parental love too? the fact that here are around 900 more chapters to go till we find out everything makes me cry aaaaaaaa

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  55. Pan · Dec 2, 2019

    Good luck with your exams! See you again after!

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  56. Pan · Dec 2, 2019

    I didn't like this kind of overbearing ML, so I never liked Ming Jin.

    Also, I wow Sheng-ge flat out destroy the story ML! Usually she use round about route. So refreshing.

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    • Oofmerloof · Dec 21, 2019

      I thought Ming Jin seemed pretty cool in the beginning but then his forcefulness just killed it for me smh

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