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One Life, One Incarnation: Beautiful Bones (一生一世美人骨) — Chapter 13.1



So calm on the surface… But is it truly?

Chapter 13.1 – Mysteries that Could Not Be Unraveled (1)

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Zhou Wenxing quaveringly spoke only a couple more sentences and then broke down into sobs.

Very sorrowful sobs.

Genuinely alarmed by this, Shi Yi tried to console her, “I’m fine now. Honest, Wenxing.”

“I’m scared to death just thinking back on it now,” Zhou Wenxing choked out in a nasal-sounding voice. “So scared after the fact. If you had really, just like that… Big Brother would hate me for sure.”

She comforted Wenxing, “He wouldn’t. He loves you very much. And it was just an accident.”

Every time Zhousheng Chen spoke of this younger sister, he would have a gentle expression on his face. She knew that he must like Wenxing very much and also felt the same about Xiao Ren. In this old manor, the three of them were a rare source of comforting warmth.

Wenxing only spoke for a short while before a look of fatigue overcame her, even as she still, again and again, apologized in a voice filled with guilt.

She ended up being the one to console Wenxing and, after all sorts of persuasion, finally convince her to return to her room and rest. The girl Zhousheng Chen had left to attend to her very adeptly changed her intravenous solution bag and then gave her a friendly smile.

“Thank you.”

The girl continued to smile. “Young Madam, don’t worry. Eldest Young Master will be back soon.”

She was taken aback for a moment and then smiled.

When it was lunchtime, he still had not returned.

Originally, the young girl had wanted to help Shi Yi with her food, but she declined with a smile. Instead, she asked for a tray table to be set on the bed, and slowly, she fed herself. She was not hungry, though, and in fact, when she ate, her stomach would hurt somewhat. The girl comforted her that dizziness and stomach pain were normal symptoms after near-drowning. After all, her brain had suffered from lack of oxygen for a period of time and she had also swallowed water, so these were inevitable.

Now, the main things were neurological nutrition and protective treatment for the lungs.

She recalled that Wenxing had said her heart had stopped, and feeling some retrospective fear, she did not ask further.

With head lowered, she ate her food. She felt that everyone’s reactions were exceptionally cautious, as if… this was not an accident.

The door was pushed open.

Zhousheng Chen strode in and cast his gaze first in the direction of the person on the bed.

Her white, two-piece pajamas made her look very frail. He waved his hand to dismiss the young girl. At the same time, Shi Yi detected his presence and raised her head to look at him. “You’re back? Have you eaten?”

“I have.” He sat down beside her and asked, “May I feed you?”

Blinking at this, Shi Yi smiled, “Alright.”

After she had just awoken, he had left. Undeniably, she had felt a sense of disappointment about that.

But now, as she thought about it, he had not even changed his shirt. He must have stayed right at her side and watched over her the whole night, and only when she regained consciousness did he finally take the time to go see his own younger sister.

“Last night, [maternal] Grandmother’s state of health was not very good.” He took the soupspoon from her hand, scooped up a spoonful of rice porridge, and brought it to her mouth. “Everything seemed to happen all together.”

Astounded, she asked, “What about now? Is she better yet?”

“Much better. I went to see her earlier on, and she even told me funny stories from the past.”

She breathed out in relief. However, she remembered Wenxing and was about to speak, but then hesitated.

“What would you like to ask?” He gazed at her with a slight smile.

“Is Wenxing’s health…”

“Yes. That is why it was arranged for her to come back, so she could rest and regain her health.”

“Then, last night…”

“Last night, she was in a slightly better state than you, but her health cannot be considered in an optimistic state either.”

“And you still brought her here to see me?”

“She insisted.” Zhousheng Chen was suddenly short of words. “I could not stop her.”

He fed another spoonful to her, and Shi Yi very cooperatively opened up and brought the food into her mouth.

She could perceive that his mood was rather low today, so she did not say much. Zhousheng Chen set down the bowl of rice porridge and the spoon, felt in the pocket of his trousers, and pulled out a small box. Opening it, he lifted out a pendant. A deep red string was tied in a pipa knot[1], and below the knot, there hung a white, lustrous jade “safety and peace pendant[2].”

“A ‘safety and peace pendant’?” Her lips turned up in a smile.

“Yes, a ‘safety and peace pendant.’” His voice sounded tired with a slight smooth, soft tone to it.

“Help me put it on.” Shi Yi pointed at her own neck and, in a slightly pouty but charming tone, said, “It will need to keep me safe.”

That was also the reason why he had chosen it.

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White jade ‘safety and peace pendant,’ left (image credit) and pipa knot, right (image credit)

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He pulled out the pendant, loosened the knot for her, and reached from behind to place it on the front of her chest before pulling the string to the back. “Last night, how did you fall into the water?”

“Last night?” She stroked the gift he had given her as she carefully thought this over. “The boat was turning around, and it was a little rocky. At the time, Wenxing was sitting on the edge of the boat and said she was dizzy. I went to help her but lost my footing and fell into the water.”

“Lost your footing?”

“Mm-hmm. Maybe I wasn’t standing in a very good place and it was unsteady beneath my feet, so I ended up falling over.”

It had happened in an instant, and it had all been too sudden. She really did not think there was anything unsual about it.

The knot was retied again.

From behind, he took her into his arms, allowing her to rest against him in his embrace. “I’m tired. I want to sleep for a short while.”

“Take off your jacket then and lie down here.” She let her hand cover the back of his, feeling warm and comfortable.

“I will just lean back like this,” he told her in a soft voice. “I won’t be sleeping for a long time. Just holding you like this and closing my eyes to rest for a little while will be sufficient.”

As he said this, he had already removed his glasses and set them down beside his hand.

Adjusting his position once more so he was holding her a little more comfortably, he truly did not speak again and slowly drifted off to sleep.

She was afraid she would wake him and did not dare make any movements.

Shi Yi sat there like this until her entire body was stiff, and still she did not dare move. She could only pout her lips and amusedly mutter in her mind, “My most beloved scientist, is this how you keep a sick person company?…”

He had been concerned she might be hot and had turned on the air conditioning in the room, but, perhaps because he had also been worried she might find the air stuffy, the window had been opened too. The room temperature was very comfortable. That feeling a moment ago of wanting to move but not daring to gradually faded, and instead, she thought of Wenxing’s words.

She remembered, during her brief moment of consciousness on the river’s shore, he had been kneeling beside her, eyes fixed on her.

And Wenxing had said his face had been pale and he had refused to say anything aside from calling her name. That was likely the position he had been in as he leaned in close to her and, in a soft voice that called out over and over again, pulled her out from the illusion.

From the sun-filled study to the riverbank illuminated brightly by lights. From the past to the present.

As she thought about this, she felt very happy and blessed.

She wanted to laugh.

After a while, she really did begin to giggle. Quietly, she picked up his hand, bent her head down, and kissed it before gently lowering it back to where it had been.

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Zhousheng Chen did not awaken until the girl came to remove the needle from her hand.

Shi Yi asked him whether she could accompany him to visit his maternal grandmother. Zhousheng Chen seemed hesitant, so Shi Yi immediately added that Grandmother really liked her, and if she went, the elderly lady would surely be happier. Plus, with him by her side, there should be no problems. In the end, he agreed and instructed Uncle Lin to ready the vehicle.

By chance, when they arrived, they ran into Zhou Wenchuan and Tong Jiaren.

The two were keeping Grandmother company and chatting with her. When Shi Yi stepped in, she nodded slightly to them as greeting. She could not seem to approach the interactions with this younger brother and sister-in-law in a positive manner and would actually silently pray that she would see them as little as possible, but there was not much that could be done when they bumped into them like this.

“I don’t know whether I will be around long enough to witness his birth.” The elderly lady gently rubbed Tong Jiaren’s abdomen with her hand and smiled faintly. As she spoke, her other hand was still continually turning her circle of prayer beads.

“Why would you not see him?” Tong Jiaren gave a soft laugh and said, “We’re still waiting for you to choose a pet name[3] for him.”

“Oh yes.” Grandmother’s seemed to be in a very good mood. “I was also the one who chose your name. And now, in a blink, you’re grown-up like this.”

The two women carried on in their conversation.

Grandmother particularly loved Tong Jiaren and Zhousheng Chen.

Simply from listening to their discussion, one could deduce that Tong Jiaren had truly grown up together with Zhousheng Chen. It seemed, back then, the elderly woman had taken care of the two for a long time. The phrase “green plums and bamboo horse[4]” was describing this type of relationship, right?

Shi Yi sat in a chair beside the bed. Not far from her was Zhou Wenchuan.

The two of them, who for the time being were being left out, were both silent.

The difference was, Shi Yi was watching the elderly woman, and when Grandmother glanced over at her, she would smile in return to let her know that she was there the whole time, keeping her company. Zhou Wenchuan, however, looked only at Tong Jiaren. It seemed he cared very much about this wife of his.

“Mother has been wanting to come visit you.” Tong Jiaren suddenly brought up Zhousheng Chen’s mother.

The elderly woman gave a dull “mm.”

She provided no other response, and the topic was very effortlessly changed.

“You two brothers do not get to see each other very often.” Grandmother turned to look over at Zhou Wenchuan. “Why are you not saying anything to one another, then, with this rare opportunity?”

Zhou Wenchuan answered with a laugh, “I’ll let your granddaughter-in-law spend more time with you. We’re just listeners on the side. People to sit with you.”

Zhousheng Chen was also smiling and said, “Today, we are primarily here to see you. If we want to talk, there will be many opportunities.”

The two brothers were seemingly on the same page.

But, it was merely “seemingly.”

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Shi Yi thought, even she, as the last person to join this household, could tell that this was the case. The elderly woman could certainly see this as well.

Sure enough, Grandmother sighed lightly and said to them in a slow voice, “A gentleman guards against three things. In youth, before his pulse has settled, he guards against lust. In his prime when his pulse is strong and full of vigor, he guards against contentiousness. In old age when his pulse is deteriorating, he guards against greed.[5]

Puzzled, Shi Yi glanced at Zhousheng Chen.

Zhousheng Chen seemed able to guess what the elderly woman wanted to say, and he smiled slightly.

“The two of you are in the prime of your age. You must avoid, by all means, falling into strife over what are merely worldly possessions…” Grandmother quickly laid bare her implied meaning. “To be brothers is a special type of fated affinity.”

Zhou Wenchuan shook his head in amusement. “Oh, you. You’re simply overthinking things.”

Tong Jiaren also gently patted the elderly lady’s hand. “Grandmother, they won’t. They’re brothers. If there really is something dividing them, there’s still me.”

The elderly woman put on a half-smile and continued to grasp her 108 prayer beads with her fingers.

Sincere and devout.

Perhaps every elderly person who worshipped Buddha was like this.

As they chanted the sutras and prayed, they could, at any time, forget about the people beside them, who had been accompanying and conversing with them.

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By the time the four of them left the little home, it was approaching dinnertime. Tong Jiaren glanced at the two brothers and suddenly suggested that they all go out together for dinner. It could be considered a chance to catch up after not seeing one another for a long period.

“Let’s go.” Shi Yi quietly expressed her thoughts when Zhousheng Chen looked over silently toward her for her opinion.

They were not far from the restaurant that the Zhou family used to host guests, so they simply went there.

The four of them sat together at a table by the window.

Outside the window was a lotus pond. The lotus flowers in the water had not yet withered away, but neither were they flourishing beautifully like they had during the height of summer.

“I heard Mother mention that the last time Miss Shi Yi, you were here, you made a painting?” Tong Jiaren personally lifted up the teapot and filled her cup for her. “A piece that could cause even Uncle Chen to praise it nonstop is one I would really like to see.”

She smiled and replied modestly, “I only know how to paint some lotus flowers. After painting lots of them, I’ve become well-practiced.”

Tong Jiaren smiled wordlessly as she set down the teapot.

Right then, someone brought out two tureens of soup and placed one by Tong Jiaren’s hand and the other by Shi Yi’s.


A “zhong” — a Chinese tureen (image credit)

The four of them found this rather strange. They had not given orders on what should be made yet. Why were soups being served?

“Madam instructed us to do so,” the household manager who had served the broths immediately explained. “One is for Second Young Madam and is nourishing for pregnancy, and one is for Miss Shi Yi and is beneficial for helping the body to recover.”

She was rather delightfully surprised. This was too unexpected.

“Alright,” Tong Jiaren said to him and quickly lifted the lid on hers and took a sniff. “Mm… I reckon it won’t taste all that good.”

With a chuckle, Zhou Wenchuan shook his head. “It’s up to you whether you want to drink it.”

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Shi Yi also uncovered her own soup. The concentrated broth had the faint aroma of Chinese herbal medicine.

Picking up her spoon, she stirred the broth slightly and then scooped up a spoonful.

She was about to take a sip when Zhousheng Chen’s hand reached over and gipped hers. “You are taking western medicines right now. It would not be very fitting to drink a broth that contains traditional Chinese medicines.”

He had not spoken loudly, and even though he had stopped her so suddenly, his words were reasonable.

But… Shi Yi contemplated briefly, then still quietly expressed her own desire. “I’ll just take a sip or two. When your mom hears about it, she will be happy.” Zhousheng Chen was still hesitant about something, and his emotions could not be read.

She had already lowered her head and taken a small sip. She grimaced.

“What’s wrong?” he quickly asked, with brows also creased together.

“Bitter –– “ Shi Yi stuck out her tongue and grinned.

Zhousheng Chen was speechless for a moment, and then he let out a chuckle. “In a moment, tell them to make something sweet for you to eat.”


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[1] 琵琶绳结 “pipa sheng jie.” A Chinese knot based on the figure eight shape. It is narrow on top and rounds out on the bottom, like a pear shape or like the traditional Chinese instrument, the pipa (see footnote [6], chapter 12.2).

[2] 平安扣 “ping an kou.” Literally “safety and peace pendant.” This is a traditional Chinese jade accessory. It has a round, smooth donut shape and was believed that wearing it was good for the body and protected it. In China nowadays, it is still widely seen, and when gifted, it also represents a blessing of safety and peace.

[3] 小名 “xiao ming.” Literally means “little name.” Also called 乳名 “ru ming” or “milk name.” When a baby is born, he or she can be given a “little name”, like a familiar name or childhood pet name, before an official/formal name is chosen.

[4] 青梅竹马 “qing mei zhu ma.” 青梅 “qing mei” means “green plums” and refers to a young girl who is playing with a branch of green plums. 竹马 “zhu ma” means “bamboo horse” and is referring to a young boy who is riding his bamboo stick horse and coming to play with the young girl. This idiom, “green plums and bamboo horse” is used to describe a boy and a girl who had a friendship since childhood. Often, but not necessarily, it is referring to childhood friendships that have blossomed into romances.

[5] This entire passage spoken by Grandmother is quoted from《论语·季氏》”Confucian Analects, Book XVI.”

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51 thoughts on “One Life, One Incarnation: Beautiful Bones (一生一世美人骨) — Chapter 13.1

  1. Thank you for the chapter.

  2. He’s even more protective than before. He probably understood how much she means to him after the incident. xD

    • Yes, almost losing her must have shaken him real bad. He’s the kind of guy who only loves once in his life, and it takes a very special person to draw that depth of feeling from him. And Shi Yi is it for him. Whatever the strange alchemy in her character, her soul–her beautiful bones–it makes her irresistible to ZSC and uniquely suited to him. I don’t think any other woman would have been able to touch his inner core. And if he loses her now, he’s doomed to a lifetime of misery and loneliness… and probably guilt, as well. Since I’m pretty sure that Shi Yi is only in danger because of her relationship with ZSC.

      • Zhousheng Chen had never before shown an interest in women or romantic love. We are in all sighing over his care and considerate love, but sometimes, we forget that these feelings are all new to him. You’re right. For someone who has always kept everyone at an invisible and polite distance and has been close to no one except a younger sister and cousin-brother, no one has touched his heart like Shi Yi has. And given the reincarnation and fated love premise, I don’t think anyone ever will again, either. They are meant to be.

    • Ritsuru,
      Or, at least, more obviously protective of her. While I’m sure he enjoyed gathering statistics on her bedtime routine, given the scientific mind that he has, he also described it as an extreme measure for these extreme times. It’s just that, we’ve mostly read things from Shi Yi’s perspective that we forget what Zhousheng Chen does for her outside of her perception.

  3. The plot thickens…
    Oh, and I love the tenderness that ZSC shows towards Shi Yi… letting himself rest for a little while but only with his beloved safely in his arms. I love the imagery of that moment. He’s become a goner for her by now, hasn’t he?

    • ❤ Pretty much, yeah. The feelings were there in Bremen and he finally allowed himself to completely submit to them in Wuzhen. Now, he's totally a goner. 😉

  4. Hoju, many thanks for the translation.

    Re this chapter, i just hope the soups are good for their healths and not the other way around..

  5. Tsk tsk …. if I were SY I’ll listen to ZSC when he told her not to drink the soup irregardless of the reason given … especially in view of how the family worked and how much his mom disapprove of her.

    Thanks hoju!!

    • We, the readers, have the advantage of having glimpsed a few things from Zhousheng Chen’s perspective, but I don’t think Shi Yi is thinking at that level. She knows how the family acted against Xiao Ren’s mother, a traitor. She knows that a girl from the family was murdered and no one seems to care, but she doesn’t know who did it or even what it was all about. To her, his mother simply doesn’t like her. She’s awful about it, given her that she’s used to getting her own way, but what would hurting Shi Yi do?

      You’re welcome!

  6. Thanks again. I think my life is now revolving around the release schedule for this. Wednesdays and Saturdays can’t come soon enough.

    Hmm… what’s his mother up to? If he thinks her life is in danger, surely he should warn her to at least be on her guard?

    • 🙂 Glad I can brighten up your Wednesdays and Saturdays. :_

      Indeed… good questions. 😀 Obviously we can feel the tension coming from him, but he’s not trying to inform her of it.

  7. Thank you so much!!! 😘😘😘

  8. Thank you for the update!

  9. We could feel there is something going on by ZSC reaction. I wonder what is it…
    thanks a lot hoju 😊

    • Mm-hmm. There’s a subtle sense of tension coming from Zhousheng Chen that we’ve never seen before. 😉 You’re welcome!

  10. Sorry, this is not related but how come SSB is down? /tearsa

  11. Why do I feel that Tong Jiaren is really trying hard to steal the thunder from Shi Yi during their visit with the grandma.
    So ZC is also having doubts about Shi Yi’s fall from the boat. He must know something.

    • Interesting thought regarding Tong Jiaren. She genuinely has a relationship with Grandmother, so I don’t know if she was deliberately trying to exclude Shi Yi, but I definitely felt something when she initiated the suggestion to go to dinner. It’s like she’s trying to observe and understand Shi Yi, her competition — like how she brought up her painting. I feel there’s a veiled sense of resentment in there.

  12. reading this while listening to Liu Tao’s new single for her movie ‘nirvana in fire’ and very beautiful.. even i dont understand the lyrics but the music blend well with every word here.
    i grinned ear to ear everytime i read about our otp. but then, saw tong jiaren’s name.. sigh. i always found this girl like the antagonist in dramas. an ex gf (even she wasn’t) who tried to show off.. lols.. im such a drama queen, lols

    thanks Hoju. always love every chapter 😀

    • NIRVANA IN FIRE!! Adaptation of my favourite ancient c-novel. I have high expectations for that drama, given the reputable production company, the author as the screenwriter, and the amazing plot. Can’t wait until September! Haha… sorry, off topic.

      Mm-hmm. Tong Jiaren is kind of like the jilted ex, even though Zhousheng Chen never felt anything for her. I feel like, she’s one of those characters that would have a monologue in a novel that went something like, “He had always been aloof, so high up and removed from everyone else. We could only look up at him, never able to enter his world. He never showed interest in any other women, but at least, I was the only woman who could ever rightfully be close to him, as his fiancee and playmate who grew up with him. Until, I had to break off our engagement, but even then, I thought that I was still special. Until, Shi Yi came into his life…” Haha, I’ve read so many c-novels that have monologues like that. Like I mentioned to Marishka above, I’m not sure if she’s specifically showing off in front of Grandmother, but there’s definitely a feeling that she’s probing about Shi Yi during the lunch.

      You’re welcome!

  13. Thank you….do we get to know SZC’s real feeling towards Tong Jiaren later on..?

    • You’re welcome!
      In what way? In Bremen, Zhousheng Chen was very upfront to Shi Yi about his past relationship with Tong Jiaren in that, in name, they were engaged but that was it. We also had access into Wenxing’s thoughts before that her big brother had never before shown interest in women prior to Shi Yi.

  14. Thanks hoju, I’m really excited and happy whenever I see the notification for this drama.. I hope there was no foul play involved with the accident, slowly but surely he’s very much in love with shiyi.. And she has to be more cautious because I feel there’s more danger lurking… This story has really become real to me as if I’m reading a non-fiction retelling of ones life story..

    • Yay! Glad you’re enjoying it. 🙂 It took a long while, but I confidently can say that he does love her now. This family and the manor is just a creepy place. I would not want to be living there at all.

  15. im thinking and over thinking something fishy…. thanks for always bringing awesome translation

    • The whole atmosphere given off by this family and its location is definitely eerie. You feel like something’s not right, but you can’t tell where or what.

      You’re welcome!

  16. Hoju, thank you for your hard work!

  17. I’m wondering if she didn’t have a helping hand into the water too. ZC’s family is none too trustworthy. Thanks, Hoju!

    • This is what I meant way in the beginning when I said that there’s an eerie atmosphere about his family. They’re not just eccentric. Something is not right about them. You can sense it, but you don’t know where.

      You’re welcome!

  18. I hate Tong Jiaren more and more, what happen with the relationship between ZSC and Zhou Wenchuan?
    Aaaahhhhh there is something fishy about his mother and his uncle relationship.

    • Ah, the poor girl just talked with her grandmother and invited them out for lunch. 😉 Tehe, yes, agree her actions, especially the suggestion for lunch and the questions to Shi Yi during the meal, seem to indicate some sort of veiled negative feelings…

      Nothing. It hasn’t really changed. They are polite on the surface, but remember, Zhou Wenchuan tried to approach Shi Yi in Bremen and cast suspicions that something was going on between Zhousheng Chen and Tong Jiaren. Even the first time Shi Yi met them, you could sense interesting dynamics.

  19. Thanks for the chapters!

  20. so sweet but not the nauseating type….it is always so full of tenderness and care…like how Zhousheng chen immediately asked if Shi yi is okay when she drank the chinese medicine, how he didn’t change his shirt, how he wanted to hold her to make sure she is okay, etc. are all subtle actions of his love for her…

    thank you for the update! 🙂

    • That’s the best part about this relationship. All those little details that demonstrate care and now, also show that his love for her has penetrated deeply so even little actions reflect it. ❤

  21. Thank you for the translation! I always find Tong Jiaren very calculating – she’s definitely a snake in the grass and not to be trusted. I think that Shi Yi will have a lot of bitterness to swallow in the coming days.

    • You’re welcome. 🙂 No one seems to like Tong Jiaren, myself included. She is, however, a woman who had to give up the man she loved when she was still young for a reason that, in some ways, probably felt quite unfair… She has her own feelings and such, and we’ll just have to watch see if/how they play out. 😉

  22. I found it odd that a lot of the readers don’t like Tong Jiaren. I’m not saying that I like her but to me she hasn’t done anything to make me dislike her. Yes, we were shown in the past chapter, that she seemed to be jealous of SY. Tong Jairen was after all ZSC’s first fiancé so feeling a little bit jealous to see his new fiancée was probably reasonable. Remember, she was the one that broke off the engagement & not the other way around. That act alone gave me a lot of respect to Tong Jiaren. Now, if she becomes the usually crazy ex fiancée like normally is in the drama, I will also dislike her. 😊

    Thanks for this translation, Hoju!

  23. Hahaha, I confess, while I’m binge reading this…I always have on Nirvana in Fire. The drama, feds my imagination of how times might be for ZSC and SY in the past. I didn’t want to say hey, HuGe is perfect for ZSC, but by golly he is!!! Much much better than Kenneth Ma.
    When I read the other reader saying she loves Liu Tuo ‘s song for the drama and your response, I almost fell over..I have it on now.
    The last few chapters has been so hot and fast moving. It was hard to stop and ask, does pinching the middle finger and holding it high up really work? My 1st grader has chronic nose bleeds.
    He has a tube of bacitracin in his backpack , when a nose bleed starts he tears up a piece of tissue twirl it up, give a big dapsone of the gel and sticks it in his nose. It works wonders, but if he can’t get to his cgel, I will have him try this method.
    I’m glad ZSC is on guard…still couldn’t prevent the incident. But it has confirmed his suspicion. When the sister said to on the boat..I cringed..I know I’m too pessimistic. ..but who wouldn’t be in light of all that has happened.
    Hoju, thank you for your hard work!!! And sharing your love and knowledge 😊
    A few more chapters before heading to bed..good nite all

    • Ah, I had that song on repeat every day for quite some time. It was so popular a year ago that there were tons of covers made of it in the 2D world. There were some really good singers who covered it, and from a technical execution, they did much better than Liu Tao, but I still found Liu Tao’s version captured that sense of sorrow, longing, and regret the best, perhaps because she was still in character when she made the recording.

      Hu Ge’s definitely better than Kenneth Ma. Suits the gentlemanly air of Zhousheng Chen way better. While he is much too handsome to fit the descriptions of Zhousheng Chen, I believe the poise and bearing are a much more important part of Zhousheng Chen’s character than outer appearance. 🙂

      My hubby swears by that method. I won’t say it’s an instant fix for a nose bleed, but it is supposed to slow it down.

      Good night. 🙂

  24. I really hope that nothing goes wrong with Wenxing.
    Thank you, thank you, hoju~

  25. Oh my. It seems ZWC wants to fight ZSC for something but as he’s a second son I’m confused as to why he thinks he can, going by the rules of that family.

    And each of the siblings had their own nanny so it seems no familial love was fostered between them. I wonder why though. They have the same parents so it’s strange to me that they would raise them apart. Does that mean even the twins aren’t close with each other?

    ZSC seems to think that SY’s accident was no accident. Also, if I’m not mistaken he thought her soup might have been tampered with. Sigh. What a family.

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