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One Life, One Incarnation: Beautiful Bones (一生一世美人骨) — Chapter 7.2



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The cycles of reincarnation may change the “skin” but Shi Yi’s faith is placed in the belief that his “beautiful bones” would never change, no matter how many times the wheel of time may turn.

Chapter 7.2 – Eighteen Prayer Beads (2)

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The discussion was still carrying on.

From outside the window, she could still only hear silence, but her mind had already whirled through a countless number of jumbled thoughts.

She had never even seen before the passports that were in the handbag beside her, let alone have any sort of understanding of the whole situation. She had thought that Zhousheng Chen was simply his family’s “firstborn son of the firstborn son” and had never guessed that he would have such power to be able to completely change her citizenship without even her knowledge of it.

The four or five police vehicles in front of them as well as Uncle Lin’s composed manner as he took care of the situation showed that he had already been aware of all of this and had anticipated that it would happen. Hence, he had first made the arrangements such that their identities would ensure their security.

He had “diplomatic immunity”? Which diplomatic envoy was he?

Uncle Lin had already turned around, walked up to Zhousheng Chen’s side of the vehicle, and opened the door for him. Very soon, he had stridden briskly over to Shi Yi’s side, and in the same slightly bowed posture, had opened her door as well.

After getting out of the vehicle, Shi Yi quickly took Zhousheng Chen’s arm.

With so many police vehicles parked in front of the gate, it was impossible to not feel anxious, and as a result, her hold on his arm was rather tight.

“Mr. Zhousheng, hello.”

The middle-aged police officer in charge as well as a prosecutor who had personally come to the scene to investigate approached him. After shaking his hand, in an official and professional tone, they stated their purpose for the visit.

The whole time, Zhousheng Chen smiled and remained quiet while Shi Yi kept her eyes lowered and fixed upon the ground. When she heard them mention the murder case of Tang Xiaofu, however, she could not restrain her fingers from tightening their grip slightly.

The middle-aged police officer stated that he knew he had diplomatic immunity.

However, this case was not just a simple criminal case. The series of criminal allegations –– illegal detention, involuntary disappearance, murder, and torture –– all, to some degree, could be connected to him, and some of these were even transnational crimes. Shi Yi was overcome with fear as she listened to this, but the whole time, she clutched tightly to his arm, not allowing herself to show any abnormal expression on her face.

He remained as before, not saying anything until at the end, he very politely shook their hands and bid them farewell.

The power of silence was very daunting.

Yet, at the same time, was it not also a black hole in which one’s imagination could be unleashed?

This uninteresting-looking ethnic Chinese man was an associate professor at the UC Berkeley College of Chemistry but ten days ago had made public his identity as a Russian diplomat. Such a mysterious and bizarre change in identity. Even this woman beside him, prior to the case, had changed citizenships and became his lawfully married wife in Russia. All of these things were clearly a maneuver to deal with these allegations.

“Mr. Zhousheng, we would wish for you to stop all your activities in Xi’an’s knowledge exchange project.”

Zhousheng Chen pondered briefly. “I am most regretful about it, but I will certainly respect your request.”

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Out of good manners, he observed the proper etiquette as host and master of the property and watched until all the uninvited guests had departed.

Shi Yi wanted to move, but as her nerves had been on the edge and she had been tensed up for such a long period of time, her legs were already numb. Zhousheng Chen did not notice and had taken two steps forward before he realized anything was wrong. But it was too late. He had moved but she could not keep up. Her legs gave out beneath her and her knee hit the ground.

Very painful. Her brows furrowed together.

Her stockings slid against the rough surface of the ground and pulled against the scrape wound on her knee.

“My apologies, Shi Yi.” He lowered one knee down and crouched before her, carefully inspecting her injury.

Because it was so painful, she was about to sit down onto the ground but he stopped her action. “Do not sit on the ground. The light here is too dim, and it would not be convenient to have people come out here to check your wound. I will carry you inside.”

Without waiting for her response, he had already stretched out his arms and lifted her up into his embrace.

Very quickly, he strode up the more than one dozen bluestone steps. Uncle Lin swiftly pushed open the main doors. The whole way, he did not dare delay and it could almost be said that he strode so quickly it was as if he had wings. All along the way, people would bow and greet him with “Eldest Young Master” and some of the more familiar faces would stare in slight surprise at them.

Shi Yi leaned her head against his shoulder and listened to his heart that was beating very fast. Her breathing also started to grow quicker.

It was because of the pain and also because she was being carried in his arms like this.

She stared at her silvery-gray stockings that were now bloodstained at the knee as well as covered in snagged threads and runs. It looked so wretched and ugly. She was concealing a very secret thought, one that was actually able to overshadow the fear she had felt earlier and the pain from her fall: she needed to cover up her knee because she very much did not want him to see any part of her that was in a sorry state.

Zhousheng Chen, of course, did not know what she was thinking.

The tension in his heart finally loosened only after they were inside their own manor wing and he saw the Chinese and western doctors Uncle Lin had sent for.

More than just the family physicians were waiting in the sitting hall.

Truly, it was filled with sitting people.

The ones Shi Yi knew included his mother, his uncle, as well as his younger brother Zhou Wenchuan and his wife, Tong Jiaren. The ones she did not know were, of course, the distant or closely related elders of the family. It seemed those of the same generation as him were not eligible to participate in this matter. When those people saw this scene of the two of them, they each had different expression. The look on his mother’s and Tong Jiaren’s faces shifted, whereas Zhou Wenchuan seemed to find the situation very amusing and even sighed that Eldest Brother was becoming more and more romantic.

“I shall return very shortly,” he stated briefly and then carried her upstairs.

All four family physicians followed up the stairs behind him.

After he had set her down on the wooden chair in her room, Zhousheng Chen finally noticed that his hand was actually resting against her chest.

In the same instant he saw this, Shi Yi noticed it as well.

He very swiftly pulled his hand back, and then after instructing the doctors to quickly tend to the wound, he went back downstairs without a backwards glance.

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Before long, from downstairs, the sound of voices quarreling could be heard, some louder, some not as loud. The wordings used were vehement, but the tone and demeanor were still restrained.

The soundproofing of this old-style house was not very good, and she could hear generally that his mother was reproaching him and that his uncle’s tone was very severe. Soon, she heard a woman sobbing. She pondered briefly. The only woman who was relatively younger was Tong Jiaren, but why would she be crying?

Lianhui handed her a warm, damp towel.

She took it from her and saw that Lianhui’s attention was also distracted by the voices downstairs. She suddenly remembered what had been said the other day. Could it be, Tang Xiaofu’s premature labour had been caused by Tong Jiaren? That prosecutor had said this was a murder case, so if that was the case, she could not escape suspicion either.

She carried out numerous, complicated conjectures like this.

The four household physicians’ countenances, in contrast, were all flat and composed, as if they knew nothing about anything that was going on.

One of the doctors who practiced western medicine had treated her wound, but the remaining three still did not dare neglect their duties and each re-examined her injury. This minor little scrape on the knee was being viewed as something more serious than a murder case.

All of a sudden, the crash of shattering porcelain was heard.

Downstairs, there was momentary silence. Gradually, the quarreling changed to become only his uncle speaking. His actual words were somewhat indistinct, and she listened hard for a little while. The general idea was along the lines that the period for such a large-scale injection of funds against the market trend would be twenty to thirty years, and that would violate family rules. Furthermore, Tang Xiaofu’s unexpected death had already brought about the Tang family’s fury, and hence, they had exposed everything out into the open and were refusing to settle the matter privately.

“The Zhousheng family’s several hundred years of seclusion from the outside world must not be destroyed by your hands.”

She very clearly heard this last sentence.

Her heart was beating too rapidly and even felt slightly painful.

In regards to his family’s rules, she was not very clear on them.

From his words, she could vaguely deduce that this was a family in which the rules were more important than the people. Otherwise, he would not have chosen to immediately become engaged to her so he could do something he desired to do. However, the “white occasion” that had caused the postponement of their wedding had now evolved into a murder case. Although she knew that diplomatic immunity would allow him to avoid criminal charges being brought against him, he would not be able to evade the consequence of deportation.

Zhousheng Chen.

What is it you want to do?

“Miss Shi Yi, you look as if you are rather tired. Do you need to rest for a while?” Lianhui softly asked.

She nodded. She felt she needed some time of quiet.

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Eventually, quiet was restored downstairs. Noiselessly, a wind blew in through the window, carrying with it a humid, stuffy feeling. It appeared that it was going to rain soon. She thought of Tang Xiaofu’s face and could even remember how she had, in a light voice, talked about how she had given in and the bad feelings she had with living in an eerie old manor.

Shortly after, someone walked into the room and closed the window.

She lay on her side, curled up on the chaise longue, and opened her eyes.

In order to talk face to face with her, Zhousheng Chen sat against the edge of the low, glass tea table. It was fortunate it had an old, solid mahogany base and was able to support the weight of such a tall man.

“I have never asked you, is voice acting interesting?” His first words when he opened his mouth turned out to be on such a subject.

She smiled, “It’s very fun, but you need to have a very good imagination. For instance, the recording engineer would often request, ‘Teacher Shi Yi, you need to imagine yourself walking in the pouring rain and you’ve just broken up with the one you love. You need that feeling of grief so deep it’s beyond tears.’” She remembered softly, “At the time, I almost felt helpless. You watch the people when they’re acting and they can at least work with and play off one another’s acting, but I can only look at my script and microphone and rely purely on my imagination for how to feel ‘grief so deep it’s beyond tears.’”

Shi Yi described several different examples.

Zhousheng Chen listened attentively.

The sound of rain gradually could be heard. She could picture that the scene outside should be one of lightning streaking across the night sky, but unfortunately she could not see it. When he had shut the window earlier on, he had also closed the curtains.

She picked up her cup of tea, took a drink to moisten her throat, and then she heard him ask, “With me, do you ever feel like you are uncomfortable or unaccustomed to some things?”

“Sometimes.” She poured him a cup of tea as well and handed it to him. “I’ll feel like there are a lot of things I can’t see through or understand, and I’ll be worried that if something suddenly happens, I won’t know what to do.”

Zhousheng Chen took a sip and thought for a moment. “Are you ever scared?”

She gave a little smile and did not answer this question.

Life, death, reincarnation. She did not even find death mysterious. What would she be afraid of?

If she really was to count something, then the only thing she was afraid of was never seeing him again.

“You said,” she turned the question to him instead, “you changed my citizenship.”

Zhousheng Chen nodded. “My sincere apologies that I did not consult you prior to doing so.”

“It’s alright.” She thought to herself, there must have been a necessary reason.

“In regards to your parents and family, I would also hope to do the same for them, but they are, after all, elders.” He paused briefly. “What is your opinion?”

She looked at him. “Is it absolutely necessary?”

“A precautionary measure.”

She contemplated for a moment. “Let’s talk about it again when we can think of a good reason. If you are trying to…… um, circumvent the law, and that is why you are doing it, they might……” She hesitated, not knowing what wording to use.

He could not help bursting out in chuckles. “I am indeed trying to avoid something, but,” he cast a quick glance at her and said, “Shi Yi, I would never do anything bad.”

“I know.”

“You know?”

“What I mean is, I trust you.”

“Even in the face of all those allegations tonight, you still trust me?”

Tonight, with all those allegations against him, she could not imagine what it would have been like if it had been any other ordinary person in her place.

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In silence, she observed his hands. They had just the right amount of flesh compared to bone, and his palms were quite a bit larger than hers. A man’s bone structure was always thicker and longer than a woman’s. Originally, she had thought that these hands were different from hers. A scientist’s hands must be like his brain and be built differently from an ordinary person. However, tonight, she discovered that it was not just this one aspect in which they were different. This pair of hands held power and authority, and they were very difficult to understand.

He could switch identities at will, and he was unpredictable to people. When confronted with so many horrible allegations, he could still face them with calm and composure.

She was extremely scared that one day when she awoke, this man, Zhousheng Chen would have vanished and there would be no trace of him ever to be found again.

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He watched as her slender hand came to rest on top of his own and gently clasp it.

A strange, unfamiliar atmosphere seemed to quietly flow between them.

He lifted his eyes to look at her.

Shi Yi gazed back at him, and in a soft voice, she gave her answer. “So long as you allow me to always be with you, I will trust you unconditionally.”

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60 thoughts on “One Life, One Incarnation: Beautiful Bones (一生一世美人骨) — Chapter 7.2

  1. Curiouser and curiouser! Still, I am like Shi Yi, I trust him because I love him!

  2. My, my. I dont know how i feel.

    • I feel that if i were sy, and i dont have the past memories, i will be unsure of the unknown and will question everything that has just happened, and i think i might run away. I dont know. I have not really thought it deeper. But that would be my initial reaction had it been me. I dont want complicated. I only like it in fiction and dramas. I like simplicity and peace in my life. Had it been me.

      • That’s exactly it! Your feelings are spot on! Shi Yi herself thought, “Tonight, with all those allegations against him, she could not imagine what it would have been like if it had been any other ordinary person in her place.” Your reaction is exactly what any ordinary person should think. I would run far, far away if I was in that situation. But Shi Yi is not “any other ordinary person” and she does have those deeply engrained feelings in her that are beyond just love of a woman for a man. They are a deep sense of faith in this man’s character.

        In reality, both Shi Yi and Zhousheng Chen long to be like you and want that same simplicity and peace in their life. ZSC can’t have it right now, firstly because of the family he was born into, but secondly, because he cannot make himself turn away from an entire country where the economy is going to collapse in a few years, so he chose to go back to the family and not be ordinary. That is the way he can help. Shi Yi could have the simplicity and peace that suits her nature, but she values Zhousheng Chen more and will be with him until he is ready to retire to that peace.

  3. Yes stay together forever in this lifetime!

  4. Oh my goodness!! ‘So long as you allow me to always be with you, I will trust you unconditionally.’ ~ This is THE proof of the depth of her love for him!! @_@ !!! She trusts him so much because she knew him before and trusts his beautiful bones! ZSC must have really been blown away by her declaration of her feelings towards him! 🙂
    And also, I really love their conversation with each other, it’s full of respect for one another yet you can see their concern for the other’s safety and security!! Their relationship is really tender and heartfelt!
    I just want to say that I never saw a male character that cares so much about the girl’s opinion, thoughts and comfort to this degree!!

    Thanks for the update!! 😀

    • I know! If most men did those high handed things like changing her citizenship and never really explaining things I would really dislike them. However, since he does truly listen to and respect her those actions are not as objectionable.

    • Yep. I find ZSC very very dreamy. Can I be SY? Lol

    • Next update, you will see Zhousheng Chen’s reaction, at least outwardly. If I was in Zhousheng Chen’s place, after such a night with such allegations against me and to hear this declaration of trust, my heart would be rocked.

      That is what is so amazing about this relationship. The connection is incredible. Yes, Zhousheng Chen has many things hidden from her, and yes, Shi Yi really does not know much about him, but you feel like their understanding of each other is at a soul level. The other things may or may not come, but they seem to be learning about each other at a different level than most couples.

      And yes, didn’t I once declare that to be loved by Zhousheng Chen is a blessing?

  5. unconditional & undying love

  6. Congrats, Hoju! You’re a wonderful translator. 😊

    I’m very sad that Tang Xiaofu died. She was so young and used as a pawn for some reason, whether it was really an accident or because of the power struggle or another reason. I guess that’s the fate marrying into that family at that time.

    Must give it to Shi Yi for being so calm with no preparation. I also love their conversations together.

    • Thank you. 🙂 You’ve been one of my faithful followers since early on. I still remember you telling me about that (awful) song you had to sing.

      Yes, she was a victim either way. And that baby. 😦

      I think I love the *way* they communicate. I feel like, it’s not just the words, that for everything they say, they are also observing each other’s little nuances.

  7. Thanks for the chapter!

    I’m a bit confused about everything that has just happened though. Not sure if its just me or is it because we are not meant to know yet.

    Who is Tang Xiaofu and why/how did she die?

    I thought someone lost a baby? How did it end up being a murder?

    Why does Zhousheng Chen have to change his and Shi Yi’s citizenship?

    “The Zhousheng family’s several hundred years of seclusion from the outside world must not be destroyed by your hands.”
    Who is the ‘your’ implying to? Zhousheng Chen? If it is, how is it related to him?

    I’m really confused so I’d be grateful if someone can explain! Thanks!

    • Just reread a bit of it again. Why does ZSC suddenly have criminal charges against him? Did he have anything to do with the ‘murder’?

      • I think well there’s a murder in his family. Tang Xiaofu is one of his cousin’s wife who was pregnant. We met her when they went for a lunch after her first meeting with hus mom. Anyway, I guess she died and because family matters are predominantly connected to ZSC, he becomes one of the suspects?
        As to family destroyed by your hands, its probably ZSC’s hands, since he’s trying to inject money into the economy, which is against their family rules. This also put their family in the limelight, I guess, coupled with the murder case…

        • Yes, in that case, he probably changed their citienship so that the chinese police would have no jurisdiction on the case, thus keeping the family separated from the world, as it has always been. ZSC probably also made SY his wife on paper so that she’s now technically part of his family, making her untouchable by the law as well.

      • LPP and Andrez-ssi basically explained it all. Thanks guys. I’ll just try to point form answer your questions again:

        – Tang Xiaofu is the wife of one of Zhousheng Chen’s cousin-brothers. She first made her appearance in chapter 4.1

        – Reason and details of her death are unknown, though the authorities are now saying it allegedly involved murder, torture, illegal detention, etc.

        – Yes, Tang Xiaofu lost a baby. Shi Yi wanted to visit her, but Zhousheng Chen told her then that she had already left the manor. That was the last we heard, and now, we have this scene where we find out she has died, allegedly murdered. No details.

        – Zhousheng Chen’s change in citizenship, making himself a foreign diplomat and Shi Yi his wife, gives him diplomatic immunity. Therefore, the Chinese police have no jurisdiction over him, and Shi Yi is also protected by his diplomatic immunity. Whether it is for family reasons, to avoid problems, or otherwise, Shi Yi has conjectured that he knew about this murder case ahead of time and hence, did so so that the police would not be able to get to him.

        – The “your” hands means Zhousheng Chen. He wants to claim his authority as leader of the Zhousheng family so that he can take the family wealth and inject it into the Chinese market, against the market trend of a dying manufacturing sector. Doing so means that eventually, he will have to personally come out to do it, once the $ value gets too big, and that means the Zhou/Zhousheng family will be exposed, violating the family rule of being separate from the world.

        – There are no criminal charges against Zhousheng Chen. No charges that we know of have been laid against anyone yet, but there are allegations (i.e. no formal accusation, just suspicions). We, as readers, do not know for sure if/how he is involved, but from the police behaviour, we can see that the evidence is at least somehow tangling him into this situation and the police are suspicious of him. His diplomatic immunity means they cannot lay charges against him, though, but they have asked that he stop his research work in Xi’an.

        Hope that clarifies. 🙂

  8. Happy 100th post!! 😀 my highlight of the day, if that doesn’t make my life sounds super sad. Hahha thank you thank youuuu ❤

  9. Yay, Hoju! Congratulations and can’t wait for your 133rd post! 😜 A Russian diplomat? This man is wily. Let’s see why he’s had to change their natinalities.

    • Thanks! I didn’t quite clue in about the significance of the 133rd post at first. But, I actually think you would prefer the 136th post. 😉

  10. Whoa! What a chapter! Congrats on your 100th posting and thank you for opening us up to such an interesting literal world 😄

    • Indeed! After all the warm moments, this one is a bit “different.” 😀 Thank you very much and for reading!

  11. Tq for this chapter….congratulations to you…

  12. thanks hoju, this 100th present is super great !!! waiting and wanting for more….

  13. Congratulations Hoju on your 100th post. Appreciate your hard work in giving me opportunity to read such a beautiful c-novel. The story is indeed getting more and more interesting. I am constantly refreshing this blog to see the next chapter. Looking forward to the next chapter soon. Have a fantastic day ahead!

    • Thank you. 🙂 The story seemed so laid back at the beginning, and here we are now. Go and read the next chapter now!

  14. congratz 1000 posts! cheers!

    but.. what is this? the mystery vibe.. omo.. what should i call the genre of this novel? dark-romance?? *sigh* but im glad reading that the couple stay together and trust each other in good and bad time..

    in drama, after the ‘answer’ part, he should give her a kiss 😛

    thanks hoju 😀

    • Tehe… Close. Minus a zero. I’ll still take the cheers, though. 😀

      Mystery? I don’t know, but definitely, the romance is anything but dark. It’s the brightest, most beautiful part. ❤

      Haha… Well, has this story been typical drama style so far?

  15. Thanks for the chapter!

  16. Interesting. You know, I now feel a bit uneasy that she trusts him so deeply based solely on their past connection. Because he’s really offered nothing in the way of an explanation. If you examine their interactions purely on what has been said and observed (and leave out her conviction that he’s true to his past character) there’s not much to go on. I’m almost hoping that the evidence that he’s actually connected to the murder begins to add up because it would add another great layer of tension to the plot!

    Congratulations on your milestone as well! I’ve certainly devoured all of your translations in the past month 😀

    • Uneasy because you are worried her trust is placed in the wrong person? We are judging based on all the rationale and logic of any person in that situation. It’s crazy for her to trust him with him not even so much as providing an explanation. No normal person would do that. But like I said in my reply to cathdeary up above, Shi Yi is not normal, and what sets her apart is that she has that deeply ingrained faith in his character. It has only a small part to do with the love that Eleven had for Xiao Nanchen and rather has to do with her understanding of who he was as a man of noble character, and that has carried over to this life. More allegations, more evidence only complicates the situation but I feel that Shi Yi’s heart is unshakable in that resolve, like she can filter out all the distractions and noise that’s going around and immediately see his beautiful bones.

      Thank you! I love your devouring and all the interesting insights you have for the story. 🙂

    • Won! Where have you gone? Although it was a breakneck pace, I’ve missed our collaborations in My Sunshine. 🙂 Thanks for popping by. 🙂

  17. Congratulations to you 100th post! I’ve not posted often but I really enjoyed all your translations.

    • Thank you! Maybe it’s between here and SSB, but I still feel like I “know” you. 🙂 You’re welcome to post more often. I always welcome discussion. Hehe 😉

  18. Happy 100th post 💥
    and my my … what a chapter. The story is indeed getting more and more interesting. How will ZSC react after hearing SY will trust him unconditionally ? waiting eagerly for the next update
    Thanks …thanks…. and thanks again @hoju 😘

    • Thank you!!

      I love that this story has such eerie backdrop, but throughout the whole thing, the relationship between our two leads is pure. It’s such a beautiful effect.

      You’re welcome… and more welcome… and welcome again. 🙂

  19. Congratulations on your 100th post hoju!! I should start reading your toupai translations one of these days!! Since it’s complete … I’ll probably do a non-stop marathon which is how I like to read … hehe. Can’t wait to reread the whole of beautiful bones once it’s completed to fully savour it.

    Surely ZSC will be overwhelmed with emotions at SY’s declaration of unconditional trust as long as she can always be with him right?? … any red blooded man would right? right??!!! And they are alone in her room … barring interruptions which I’m sure will happen since something is always happening in the Zhou family. *cough*

    • Thank you!

      Absolutely! Toupai is my love and was the one who pulled me out of retirement to translating again. If you’re feeling down or just need to read something light, Really, Really Miss You is the way to go. Technically, it is complete, but the published novel was released 2 weeks ago, and a new epilogue was included. I intend to translate it, but it includes a huge spoiler for Beautiful Bones, so I can’t really post it yet. :p Definitely, reading Beautiful Bones in a marathon is very satisfying, and you will realize that the love development really is at a reasonable pace.

      Haha! Oh my. Um, yes, Zhousheng Chen’s heart was most certainly shaken by Shi Yi’s declaration. But don’t forget, Zhou Wenxing did say her brother had previously never shown any interest in women before, so he might need a little time to adjust to being “red-blooded.” LOL!

      • hoju…the huge spoiler in RRMY about beautiful bones…does shi hi and Toupai work togther in the voice artist world o.o ??!!
        wahhhh that would be really awesome! omg my head is creating all these scenarios on how a collab would happen…cannot wait for the next chapter ….the highlight of my week is saturday/wednesday mornings *sigh* u make me the happiest girl =)

  20. So with everything that’s going on in this chapter, will we ever get any answer on why they need to kill Tang Xiao Fu? Why the evidences seemed to connect her murder to ZSC? It’s bad enough that she already lost a baby but to actually tortured & killed her? I have a lot of whys. Or is this just a part of the plot that will never get answered because the main plot is about their “out of the world” type of relationship. Especially, knowing how SY trusted him 150% without even a good explanation on why those things happened.

    Thanks for the translation, Hoju.

    • You mean, will you get a “We/She/I killed Tang Xiaofu because….” explanation? Hmmm… wait and see.

      While the focus is on the relationship between our leads, the family dynamics is most certainly a part of the plot and propels things forward, even though, because we are given things mostly from Shi Yi’s perspective, those things seem to be happening in the background. I’m searching through my head, and in my recollection, most things seemed to be tied up in the end by MBFB, although not all of them explicitly with a straight-out explanation. (That is signature of Ding Mo’s style. Mo Bao Fei Bao would drop enough details here and there that you should be able to extrapolate your own conclusions, although you may never know down to the details of “who dun nit.”)

  21. No, I don’t need to get the details on those plots but I’m hoping that there’s no loose end at the end. MBFB threw in those plots for a reason so at least I want to know some explanation. ☺️

  22. So beautiful. This kind of love is so special. I think she is telling him that the only bad thing he could ever do in her eyes is to disappear from her side. This is the only thing she is not 100 percent sure will not happen. Otherwise she knows in her bones (I was going to say heart) he can not do such bad things as he was being accused of.

    • *sniffle* Yup. She knows deep within her that his heart is true and would not do those bad things. Her only fear is being separated once again from him because she spent twenty-odd years of her life living with the emptiness of not having him there with her.

  23. Okay back to one of my earlier comments, even though I had my memories from the past, I will still tread with caution. I know there’s the saying the less you know the more save you are……Something along those lines. I don’t mind surprises, but nevertheless I like to be prepared. I may not have to do anything, but I personally like to know what’s up, so I can figure out how and what I should do.

    So Xiaofu is dead, poor girl. I have a feeling that the mum likes Jiaren. The few parts of the discussion that was mentioned came across like that.

    Oh one more thing, is the second master ZSC’s grandma was talking about the uncle temporarily seeing the affairs of the family? If that’s the case, his mum can’t be conniving with greedy uncle against him, right?

    My head is filled with so many ideas at the moment lol!!

    • Perhaps because you are still thinking from your perspective and not Shi Yi, who values Zhousheng Chen more than life/death, for she has been through the wheel of reincarnation and realized that what she is THE most important to her is her relationship with him. 🙂

      I’ll let you continue speculating. I was firm on keeping this spoiler free. Makes it more fun that way. 😉

  24. The scene at the end is really beautiful and touching… I can’t help but tear up a bit.
    Thanks a lot for the translation, hoju~

  25. Her confession o.o .. I wonder if I would ever give my heart like that to a man. . . .

    • I believe that trust and love don’t go hand in hand. The “if you love me, you should trust me” is not something I subscribe to. As a simplistic example, your teenage child has shown himself to it be responsible, so though you love him, you don’t trust him to watch the house alone while you’re gone for a week. Shi Yi trusts Zhousheng Chen unconditionally because he proved his moral character to her time and again in their past life. She firmly believes that his face may have changed, his interests may have changed, but his character—his bones—have not changed. That is the source of her trust. His character and that trust is probably also a big reason while she fell in love with him; however, the reverse, I don’t believe is true. i.e. “She fell in love because of his character and hence she could trust him” is not the same as “she trusts him because she is in love with him.”

      So… perhaps one day you will find someone who is so worthy of your trust. 🙂

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