By popular demands, here’s the summary/translation of the sweet XingYue moments between XingEr-YWY before the proposal of the “Wedding Night” scene. I’ve already done a summary on the “Wedding Night” Chapter 180 in the book so I will just link it here for you to reference. These parts appear in Chapters 178 and 179 of the novel.
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***Summary/translation from Vietnamese are my own work.***
***Online novel source (Vietnamese translation): https://thuynguyetdai.com/hoang-phi-so-dac-cong-so-11-so-kieu-truyen-tieu-tuong-dong-nhi/
***Since I mostly only cover the XingYue romance and story, if you’re interested in knowing more about other aspects of the novel such as the political and economical angles, I highly recommend you to check out fellow WordPress user/translator DDMCMC’s PA recaps, which I will link below. Enjoy and happy reading!! 🙂
Now get ready…lots of sweet XingYue moments and convos here that will give you toothaches for days!! 🙂
Chapter 179: Straightforward Expression (I’m adding a little bit of the end of Chapter 178 in here because I feel that the conversations between XingEr and YWY in this part are important and endearing as well). 🙂
As I mentioned previously, after their reunion since YWY’s ice lake death they separated a few times (due to personal and political reasons) before XingEr finally joined up with YWY and followed him for good. This last time she has been in Liang State helping to protect Liang from Yan Xun’s invasion (a lot of details here but basically Xiao Ce’s fate ended tragically and XingEr was fighting to protect his kids and his country from YX, she ALMOST became the Liang empress (post-mortem queen consort) by being the adopted mother of the standing emperor who’s Xiao Ce’s 6 year old young son so she would help rule Liang State until the emperor is 20 years old…however on coronation day she tricked everybody and left Liang to meet up with YWY…XingEr said something very poignant here: “By climbing up these steps to the throne at the top, I would have 1/4 of the world, someone like me who was a slave, I now have risen to the highest position and this empire is now within the palm of my hand, but this isn’t what I want, I have to leave, someone is waiting for me”)…
XingEr left Liang State bringing with her Xiao Ce’s infant son as she had promised him that she would protect his kids…she left his 6 years old son who’s the current emperor with a trusted general/advisor and brought the infant with her because he was too small and she had to protect what’s left of Xiao Ce’s bloodline as this is the only thing she can do for him…
Fall wind is blowing yellow leaves all over the sky…
At the top of the bridge, YWY is sitting on his horse wearing his sword.
His soldier reports: “Master, Miss Chu is coming.”
Just as his soldier finished speaking, there appears a group of people riding on horses approaching their direction, the leader in the front is a lady wearing all white, smiling and rode her horse toward him.
XingEr’s sister and maid Mei Xiang (they were with YWY at this point) ran up to reunite with her, happily holding her hand and chatting excitedly.
YWY did not move, he stayed in place coldly looking at the girls holding and touching XingEr’s hands, grinding his teeth so hard his teeth could break…(I told you YWY gets jealous at anyone who looks at XingEr, let alone touch her even if it’s her sisters and other females lol)…
Finally, XingEr sees the fire in someone’s angry eyes, that someone she hasn’t seen in a long time. XingEr smiled and walked toward that person with her hands raised in the air, yelled: “I surrender!! This is the last time!! I promise!!”
YWY wants to punish that somebody a little bit, raised his hand up but doesn’t know where it should land, looking at this defenseless person here feeling a bit awkward, YWY can only angrily ask: “What are you doing?? Why not block me??”
XingEr opened her eyes, pout her lips to appear more pitiful: “I’m accepting my punishment.”
YWY (stared at XingEr): You know that you’re wrong?
YWY ignored all those glaring looks from his soldiers and employees, raised his hand and pinched both of XingEr’s cheeks, lowered his voice and asked: “You dared not answer my letters, you’ve gotten braver right?”
XingEr answered defensively: “I was busy!!”
YWY (scoffed back): Too busy to reply to my letters, yet you had time to burn my letters??
XingEr (looked up and continued to defend herself): If I didn’t pretend to suffer like that, I wouldn’t be able to trick them into believing me so I can carry out my plans.
YWY: So you tricked your own maid Mei Xiang as well? Are you sure you never had that thought, absolutely did not change your mind at the last minute because you felt guilty?
Frustrated, XingEr replied: “How could that be? I am someone who is courageous and determined.” Then looked around for someone to side with her, but discovered that everyone has turned their backs on her at this moment, even nodding repeatedly in agreement (with YWY). XingEr glared at them and then turned back to this master who will give her food and shelter in the future, pleaded: “Don’t believe them, my determination and courage to fight for freedom is above all of theirs.”
YWY rolled his eyes at her, snapped back: “Fine, let’s just say you turned around in time, otherwise I would bring my whole army to beat down Xiao Ce’s palace to see if you would still become someone’s empress or whatever.”
XingEr thought to herself: “Keep bragging, see if you could do it.” 🙂
Even though she laughed at YWY inside, outside she politely agreed with him: “I told you that’s not it. I’m someone who keeps promises, never betray.” With these words YWY calmed his anger…
Then came a long and loud cry of a baby from XingEr’s horse carriage. XingEr ran over to the carriage and carried out an infant.
YWY (coldly asks): What is this?
XingEr (coolly looks at YWY): A baby.
YWY: I know. Whose baby?
XingEr: Xiao Ce’s son.
The baby kept crying and everyone scrambled to help.
XingEr asks: “Why is it like this? Why is he crying so much??”
XingEr turned to YWY and asks: “Maybe the baby hates you??”
YWY went pale with anger and snapped back: “Why does he hate me?”
XingEr: Can you move away a little bit?
YWY (cannot accept this strange turn of events): Why? I didn’t do anything to him??
XingEr: There are some people who have a bad vibe toward babies, maybe you are that type.
XingEr’s sister then jumped in and says: “That’s right brother-in-law, maybe the baby is scared of you that’s why it’s crying.”
Yue Qi: How can that be? Our master looks approachable…
In the end, YWY had to accept these strange transgressions and moved away from the baby.
YWY sat on a big rock far from the group, looking over at all those people fumbling over the baby, mumbling to himself: “This little bastard, just like your father.”
A while later, XingEr happily ran up and sat next to YWY. XingEr wrapped her hand around YWY’s, put her head on his shoulder, let out a long sigh and said: “It’s finally finished.”
XingEr: Still fine. However, I was afraid that you would be worried so I tried to get here with the quickest speed.
YWY (still mad): Why didn’t you read my letters?
XingEr: I didn’t know if I would succeed. At the time I didn’t have enough confidence in myself, afraid I would fail, afraid if I read your letters I would lose my determination and courage and couldn’t continue.
XingEr (smiling brightly): You are the weakness in my heart, the reason I wouldn’t be able to be strong.
YWY (looks at XingEr with peace in his eyes, puts his arm around her waist, sweetly says): When next to me you don’t need to be strong.
YWY bent down and kissed her lips.
XingEr’s sister saw and yelled: “Oy!! How embarrassing!!”
Fall wind sweeping through, XingEr remembered YWY’s last words to her (she saw a small part of one of YWY’s letters that she burned) “remember, I’m still waiting”…
XingEr thought to herself: “I’m waiting for you…I’m waiting for you…waiting forever for you”…
XingEr: Yu Wen Yue, why didn’t you come into the city? At that time I wore an extremely gorgeous gown!!” (XingEr was referring to her coronation day here when she was on her way to take over the throne of Liang State).
YWY: Just wait, in the future I will let you wear an even more gorgeous gown. (Aww he means her wedding gown!!)
XingEr: Remember to keep your promise.
YWY: Of course.
XingEr: Good!! (With direct translation what she basically said was they made a pact).
On the boat, XingEr has never seen YWY sleep this much before, he slept a whole day and a whole night, XingEr went into the room but he had no clue of her presence. YWY must have been very tired after traveling by horse and sometimes by foot all these days that his body has exhausted of all energy.
Additionally, YWY’s current body doesn’t seem very well, the past few days on the road XingEr noticed these black pills in YWY’s room, and when inquired to Yue Qi all she got in response were a few general answers. When asked other servants, they guessed it was because YWY has been too busy and exerted most of his strength and energy, blood and oxygen are not normally regulated.
Too exhausted, toxic oxygen invading…
XingEr sits on a chair next to the window thinking. This boat seems to be very sturdily built, the weather is nice so it floats smoothly. Even when the window is closed, through the cracks the blue sky and water floating by can still be seen.
XingEr reminisced about all the past events she has experienced, from the time she was chased by ChunEr, to the time she came to Liang state, all the way back to her time as a slave.
Such a pity, time is still the most lethal and heartless weapon in life. Xiao Ce is gone, mister Wu was shot dead, miss Yu left in her heart. Everyone who once shared her path, who were also against her, one by one has left her side, even Yan Xun has distanced from her and turned into a stranger.
Standing in front of the country, in front of the world, courage has turned into ash blown away along with the wind, vows and promises are like leaves in the autumn, blown away by the wind.
That’s right, is there anybody who will remain the same forever? Just like herself, definitely a different person from the past?
Lightly turned her head around, YWY is still sleeping. This stubborn man even when sleeping is still extraordinary, frowned eye brows, those black deep eyes are covered by eyelids, however he still exudes a brightness, nose is high and straight, very thin lips, features are distinct.
There’s a saying that men who are this handsome are always the faithless kind, the calculating kind. However, there’s only this person who is hardheaded, who is meticulous, who also makes other people hurt because of his stubbornness.
In the past, YWY asked if she had that intention, or she changed her mind at the last minute out of guilt (he was referring to the time she was in Liang state, whether or not she was planning to stay there or really intended to follow him back to QingHai). The truth is, until now she doesn’t have an answer, people’s hearts are like a maze that isn’t easily solved, when faced with difficulty, you can analyze it a hundred times, reaching one decision now but later can still change path.
XingEr can recognize that she has also changed. If it was the XingEr from before, she might have stayed back in Liang state, even if she doesn’t become Xiao Ce’s post-mortem queen consort, she would have used her status as a royal visitor to stay inside the palace to protect and raise Xiao Ce’s children.
However, after so many years, she still has unfinished hopes that she cannot let go.
Liang state and its empire are still unstable, but not the obvious kind that can be seen from the outside like Wei State or Yan Bei, it’s the silent and invisible kind of trouble, hidden underneath the viciousness of evils, can kill at any time.
XingEr heard from one of the doctors in Liang palace directly, that Xiao Ce’s father died the same way, under the hands of his mother (via poison).
Here she sits remembering back to all the events that transpired in Liang state, to Xiao Ce, to his family, to his empire…
Back then, there were moments where jolts of memories of YWY came flashing back to XingEr, causing her heart shooting pains, like that one day, YWY’s face white and pale, he repeatedly drew into her hands the following words: “Must live…must live…”
People’s hearts are like a maze that can’t be solved, even when you have hundreds and thousands of plans in your head, in the end there can only be one definite decision. No matter if there’s regret in the future, at least she has once followed her heart.
Behind XingEr suddenly there was a rustling sound, window has been blown open, curtains flapping everywhere, cutting her train of thoughts. She turned her head around, seeing YWY has woken up since whenever, leaning his body and resting his head against the bed looking at her, on his body he wore a white outfit, clear mind, his usual coldness has been replaced with a sincere warmness.
Seeing that she has turned around, he waved his hand slightly, signaling for her to come.
XingEr went to pour a cup of tea for him and asked: “Nice sleep?”
“Um.” He took a sip of tea and answered: “If there wasn’t that somebody sneaking into my room to sigh heavily then I would have had a nicer sleep.”
XingEr’s face turned red, rolled her eyes at him and asked: “Hungry?”
He nodded, says: “When I first woke up I was a little bit hungry, but now not so much.”
XingEr stood up, says: “You have slept for one day and one night, not eating anything of course you’re hungry. Let me go ask the kitchen to prepare food for you.”
“No need.” YWY abruptly held her hand and pulled her down to the bed, says: “Sit with me for a bit.”
XingEr smiled and obliged, sits down next to him.
“You looked out of it for a while, what did you think about?” YWY freely held onto her hand and wouldn’t let go.
XingEr shook her head, “Just a few things from the past.”
Corner of his mouth escaped a smile, YWY calmly rested his head against the bed looking at her, coolly says: “There’s not many times where I’m free, would like to hear stories of your past.”
XingEr looks at him, instantly had a mischievous idea. She slightly narrowed her brows, looked straight into his eyes, slowly says: “I have made many mistakes, time after time wronged this person, now remembering back, feeling regret.”
YWY was in shock, cannot believe she expressed these things right at this moment, stared into her, his face became more serious.
XingEr continued: “That person has always treated me very well, but I always thought that was natural, and selfishly stepped on his warmness and helpfulness. All these years, he went in and out of death door because of me, no matter what the circumstance or difficulty he never abandoned me, always giving me hope when I felt most hopeless, helping me get through calamities without asking for anything in return. However, I can never return his kindness, also time after time ignoring him.”
YWY looks at her, his lips curved up into a smile, the calluses in his hands rubbed against her fingers, “If you regret now there’s still time.”
YWY looks back at him, her eyes twinkling as if she has just cried, sadly says: “But I’m afraid that person will blame me.”
His eyes filled with emotions that turned into love, YWY let go of her hand, slowly raised his to caress her face, smiled and says: “Who can blame you?”
“Really?” XingEr opened her eyes widely, playfully asks: “You think He Xiao will not blame me? He followed me these many years, I even abandoned him, he’s almost 30 yet still doesn’t have a wife…” The last few words she cannot finish speaking, rolled over laughing.
In this moment YWY has realized he has been tricked, instantly pulled her into his chest, held her chin, angrily says: “Dare to play me?”
XingEr laughed: “Who asks you to be so love struck.”
YWY rolled his eyes at her, a ray of sunlight skipped over his eyes, his anger has become more dangerous than the wolves, evilly laughed and says: “Whose household has a female who doesn’t know the rules?”
“Whose house? Other than young master Yu Wen Yue of Green Hills Court?” XingEr replied: “Did you forget it was you who volunteered to teach me how to read and write?”
“Ohh?” YWY intended to drag out his voice, nodding, “I really did forget, looks like I need to discipline one time, otherwise later you would not know who’s older.”
As soon as he finished speaking, YWY suddenly bent down and used his lips to hold onto hers. His breathing was hot and heavy he kissed her passionately, his hand held onto her waist, tighter after time. The cold like ice lips begin to get warmer, her mouth was pried open and she cannot do anything to stop. His tongue invaded hers, cool like spring water, yet hot like burning coal.
YWY squinted his eyes to look at the person in his chest, hiding the feelings in his eyes, suddenly pushed her onto the bed. Surprised, XingEr let out an “ahh”, the last sound was swallowed by somebody.
“Now do you understand?”
XingEr intensely looked at somebody, rubbing the lips that are swollen, angrily says: “This is your family’s discipline?”
“Not really.” YWY smirked, proudly says: “There’s other discipline that’s even more interesting, want to try?”
XingEr squinted her eyes to look at this shameless man in front of her, suddenly propped up to pin him down, sticks out her tongue to lick him once. YWY froze in shock, not yet able to react then the person on top of his chest wildly bites into him with utmost strength.
YWY let out a loud “ahh”, instantly moved his hand to touch his chin, not bleeding yet but there’s some deep teeth imprints.
“Hmm, don’t think I will be scared of you!” XingEr held out her rolled fist, ready to attack and replied.
YWY sat up and says: “Insolent girl, only a few years and you’re already so proud, need to thoroughly retrain at once.”
But he still could not grab a hold of XingEr as she’s faster by one step, jumped down from the bed, ran to the door, laughed and says: “Do you think I’m stupid? Bye bye, no need to see me off!” Finished speaking and instantly opened the door.
As the door opened, all the maids and servants listening outside tumbled and fell inside as they had their faces up against the door. Everybody rolled around on the floor, whining about the pain, faces all red then turned white, fumbling to speak out their greetings to the 2 of them.
XingEr has been a general commanding thousands of soldiers bringing victory after victory, but never has been embarrassed like right now, her face burning red looking at her maids, can’t believe that amongst them there’s also Yue Qi, angrily says: “Yue Qi, even you join in with them to do these silly things?”
“Ha ha, I…I just happened to walk by here, then thought I’d stop in to ask you 2 to come out for dinner that’s all, ha ha…” Yue Qi stands up, acting like he’s an upright gentleman, nodding and walking outside, ha ha laughed and says: “You guys please continue, continue.”
Finished speaking, Yue Qi instantly ran outside, before leaving turned around fist pumped with YWY, loudly says: “Young master fighting!” Then immediately started running.
XingEr’s sister cheekily ran up, sweetly calls out the words “brother-in-law”, causing YWY joy as he pulled out a precious piece of jade and awarded this sister-in-law who knows the right time to show appreciation.
XingEr’s other sister saw and instantly copied, but on YWY there’s no more precious gifts to hand out, however promised her that when they return to ChangAn she can pick out anything of great value in his palace.
The 2 sisters shouted together: “Long live Brother-in-law!”
XingEr witnessed the situation and became furious, in the end who says YWY is a person who’s stern and doesn’t move depending on the circumstance? Not to mention his ability in battle, his bribery skills are just as good as anyone?
Dinner was quickly finished, since there’s a kid amongst them they set up a big table, everybody sits and eats together. (This is pretty much their family life later, where they often hang out and dine together with their servants like a big happy family). 🙂
***This part is not really relevant to the drama as they omitted the entire plot line of Chu Qiao coming from the modern world, but I’ll include a quick summary here for those of you who have asked me about the time that YWY found out about CQ’s past life, plus I think YWY’s questions and reasoning in this part are rather cute and funny. Here it is…
After dinner, XingEr went to the top of the boat and YWY later joined her and asked what she was thinking about. She told him she was thinking here and there, about her past. Then he asked her why her name is Chu Qiao and she told him that was her name from before, she explained to him that she died and her soul went into the body of a daughter in the Jing family. He asked her how old she was in her old life and guessed that likely she was an old lady around 70-80 years old before she died. She said she was 27, then he looked displeased and replied that at 27 she must have been married and had a few kids already (lol our master YWY was jealous here imagining that she had a whole other family before she came to this world) and she said where she came from people don’t get married that young so she was still single (and our master was relieved :D). YWY then asked her how many eyes people in her old world had, what shape people in her old world had, whether they looked like animals. YWY said he once came across this strange man who was very hairy, and now realized that man must have been a distant relative from XingEr’s old world, he was referring to a gorilla here and XingEr didn’t know if she should laugh or cry (lol that would be me as well since I laughed out tears reading this part). XingEr asked him if he believes her, that she’s from another world and he nonchalantly said “I believe.” 🙂
Chapter 180: Wedding Night
See my previous summary for this part here: ***SPOILER***From PA novel (Chapter 180): YWY’s proposal and what comes next…;)
Chapter 181: Indecent Exposure
See my previous summary for this part here: ***SPOILER***From PA novel (Chapter 181): After Yu Wen Yue’s Proposal to XingEr…:)