Shattered Glass

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In the imperial garden of jade tiles and red walls, the flowers have bloomed. A childish girl shyly confessed, “Jingxuan gege, I like you.”

Jingxuan indifferently retorted, “But I don’t like you!”

Years later, when they met again, the immature girl has become an elegant lady. He said to her affectionately this time, “Your husband will only be me, and I will not fail again.”

She stared at him with tears in her eyes and said, “You should have understood that I have already lost the courage to love you.”

Her affection had been so deep, yet he missed it in full bloom. Now that he’s persistent, she has already grown cold.

One step forward, two steps back. They are two people who never meet in between— they always miss each other.

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Shang Li
殇璃
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Recommendation Lists
  1. Some of the novels I've read so far (part02)
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  3. Tragedy short BGs
  4. Sob stories
  5. Romance (Ancient Time) part 2

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wangfeiyu
wangfeiyu
May 11, 2021
Status: Completed
TL;DR: ONLY READ THIS IF YOU LIKE TRAGEDY AND B/E, if not, please let angst-lovers enjoy this without your low stars just because it did not fit your yearnings. ________

LONG TEXT:

Forgive me for writing quite a different narrative rather than just a sheer review.

I used to wonder why Shattered Glass has not picked up by translators, because this was very popular in discussions and a lot of list for the longest time. This was a classic tragedy. Plus it is not even that long. So why? I did not understand... more>> before hence this novel was kind of like a turning point for me when I took the burden cluelessly. But now halfway through this cumbersome task I kind of "maybe" understood why they chose not to translate this.

For one, it's an old material. Far older than when novelupdates was founded. So aside from the fact that readers prefer new or ongoing materials, I kind of feel that rightful translators did not want this material to be judged with new "woke" eyes. This is supposed to be an unwritten rule right? To go easy with aged materials especially ones with ancient setting with draconian mind and backwards thinking. With this kind of material, feminist would cry, and people who were looking for sympathetic characters would faint. It will all be a hot mess, especially with a new breed of readers who are coming to attack even if tags were clearly there to warn them of what they are stepping into. Oh jeez. I could go on and on with my worries about Shattered Glass being broiled by children.

Shattered Glass is puuuure tragedy. It's not just angst but also BE/SA. It's full of suffering. ML is an arse. And there is a niche kind of audience for this type of angst-tragic material. This even have a completely different genre in baidu. So pray tell, people would not view this in their usual paradigms. This isn't meant to be glorified. For one I believe it can be a cautionary tale. You can judge the ML all you want, but he is never meant to be set up in a pedestal. Hence how this ended. And surely, there are still many of this kind because albeit the thirst for feminist materials, one could not deny that these kinds of men are still existing. And this is the reality. So please read Shattered Glass with caution and understanding that this genre is not for everyone. And with hopes that people will take this with a grain of salt and the lens that this was written yeaaaaars back. Now I realized that tls actually chose not to translate this for it not to gain judgments from the present world and get tainted as a bad material-- just like some people shaming Shakespeare-- not that this can be comparable to Shakespeare, but you get what I mean. There are many red flags. But go easy.

Please read the tags. Don't read what triggers you just because you wanted to vent out and judge. It is okay not to wade through all the stories here because in reality, there is an infinite amount of books, and you should choose the types that you like.

And judge the material by its genre.

Most of all, be appreciative and kind.

Anyway.

Bias aside, my real rating is actually 4, since I actually prefer a little more fluff in my stories, but am still rating this 5 because tonalities-wise, all that happened were in its realms. Not a perfect story, but it's real

Some people like Jingxuan can only see the value of some things (and some people) once they're gone. <<less
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miyo10
miyo10
Apr 15, 2021
Status: Completed
What can I say, I love tragic stories.

Shattered Glass is one of those books that you read and can't help but feel sorry for everyone. Mei Li, our female lead is a quiet, reserved, and to be quite honest a broken person. And when I say "broken" I don't mean that she is terrible and is beyond fixing, but her spirit or personality was striped away from her, I couldn't help but grieve with and for her.

From the beginning to the end of the book I felt her helplessness and... more>> the eventual end of her resigning to her unfortunate fate had me bawling. Her tiny, tiny moments of happiness was so short, that I couldn't help but cherish them so much more 😭.

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My heart, Yonghe 😭😭😭. He wasn't someone I was in love with, but his presence and warmth was wonderfully appreciated. If he and Mei Li had ended together, I think they would have been a small, insignificant BUT happy couple. And that's all I wanted for Mei Li, her happiness 😞

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Jingxuan, our male lead was also another character I actually ended up feeling really sorry for. He was a selfish and cruel prince, who isn't above manipulation to get what he wants. And he really was the main source of Mei Li's despondency. And yet his inarticulate skills to show Mei Li his true feelings were really nice and pitiful to learn.

Our main leads were never on the same page and their anguish, sorrow, and pain were so despairing heartbreaking to read. The ending was poetically beautiful and very bittersweet.

Thank you Kaye's Ugly Translations for your translations, it is gratefully appreciated 😊 <<less
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Arie Sun
Arie Sun
Jun 27, 2021
Status: Completed
Writing: 9/10. It is good because you can feel everything. It's been years and I can still remember the plot. I love tragedies and angst but this one is just pure rage lmao. Character: Great development and characterization for FL. ML? Uh, a scumbag, not just for what he did to FL. Def belong to the cliché Asian ML. I won't say it is Chinese ML because my country loves making this kind of ML too.

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I'm not excusing her mistake but ML is plain b**ls***. God, I never hated anyone as him. The rage and hatred I felt was through hell and Pluto. I read this when the gentle tyrant novel came out. ML: *FL stalked and annoyed me sm!
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Lemme put this girl in prison for years until she break. Oh she gets out? She is moving on? Oh heck no! Lemme make her my side piece because why not right? That is what she deserves for annoying me for that years!¡!

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Humph¡! I think this is not enough! Lemme imp**gnate her and make her child suffer too because that is her child. That child need to atone too because I'm the victim here ya know? Boohoo, she choose to save her child that I drag in this mess. I was fine until the creation of that child. I hate child ab*se. Ik someone probably gonna say it is not but what he did is ab*se ladies and gentlemen.

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I hope he reincarnates into a pig and never meet his "ToRtuRer"!1! Prepare a bucket and ginger candy when you read, because ML is nauseating.
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Aria064
Aria064
Nov 06, 2021
Status: --
I've shed buckets of tears while reading this. This started as a classic dog blood novel but as the story progressed it left me always anticipating what happens next. How it ended was really unpredictable although it is to be expected of MC's death at some point since this is a tragedy.

What I like the most about this novel is MC. She is just an average girl who used to be very lively and unrestrained when pursuing her love. After she was rejected repeatedly and met obstacles of the life... more>> due to her unrequited love, she accepted her fate and resigned to live a happy life with another person. When she was cornered by ML because of his possessiveness and jealousy, she accepted her fate and resigned to it to protect her loved ones. When all her hopes were lost and she was thoroughly dissapointed with life, she lived for her child. She is very realistic and you can empathize with her through her every step.

Compared to other MC's in other novels who had an unwavering love for ML despite all his faults, MC's love for him changes from hopeless love to lukewarm attitude, then to hate and to cold indifference.
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MC used to love ML, JingXuan since she was little but ML was disgusted by her love. Since empress dowager was very fond of MC, she arranged a marriage between MC and ML. To avoid the marriage, ML puts MC to cold palace (similar to a prison) for 2 years as a punishment for an accident caused by MC who could have gotten a lesser sentence since she is a nominal princess. After the horrible period of her stay in cold palace, MC decides to forget about ML and move on. She meets 2nd ML, Yonghe and falls in love with him and decides to give him a chance by marrying him. ML gets jealous of MC's love for Yonghe and takes her as a concubine by threatning with Yonghe's life. For the safety of 2nd ML, MC becomes a concubine of ML. Although MC becomes ML's woman she never loves him and only shows cold indifference. When she had a child she eases up to ML only because of her child's future and ultimately gives up her life for her child's future without even leaving a note for ML.

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There is nothing special about ML, he is a grade A as*hole same as the other shitty MLs in other angsty novels. At the beginning he ruthlessly refuses MC's love, then he becomes jealous when she falls in love with another man, he becomes desperate when she is indifferent to him, hides his helplessness and hurt when he sees her only caring about her child and ultimately becomes mad with grief when she decided to leave him without a goodbye. It is ironic how at the start MC chased after ML and at the end ML chased after MC.

The 2nd ML, Yonghe is so sweet and kind. Both him and MC made a really cute couple. He gave hope to MC who became hopeless and desperate, he healed her heart which was thoroughly broken due to her unrequited love, he stood up for her when she was faced with insults from others and most importantly he gave her a family. If ML didn't intervened with their love life, MC and Yonghe could have been a simple and happy couple. <<less
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Haruna89
Haruna89
Apr 02, 2021
Status: Completed
GOSH! I found the raw and can't stop reading.

This story really breaks my heart!

Too heartbreaking I tell you. The FL is so pitiful, when she finally found her 'warmth' she lost it.

I don't know what to say about ML, he is cruel. He rejected FL love and when FL found someone else to love ML cannot accept it and force her to marry him.
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sslsdm
sslsdm
May 03, 2021
Status: Completed
Sigh— this sure is sad but fortunately this story didn't make me so depressed—like as if there's big rock pressed my heart.

Hum, angst rate 3/5

Ending satisfaction only 2/5 imo. Maybe some of you will love the ending but not for me.

For FL— sigh. She's a strong character for sure. Very humane that's why I love her despite her weak and vulnerable, she tried to appear strong and tough, but at some point she can't endure it anymore and want the best for her baby. She yearns for mother affection bc... more>> she never receive it, so she tried to give all the best for her baby. That's the reason why I cried.

ML— sigh. I don't pity him nor I like him. But sure he's an as*hole bish. What he did to FL, what pain he cause her and he want to —

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be buried with FL?! You mf you didn't deserve it you bish!!!!!

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He's an egoist man, immature and unlikeable at all. Never did I found him pleasant to the eye, he's a fckn dirt, nah he's a rat poop.

He's bad, imo. As a parent he's a failure and as a husband he's unjust.

Fortunately FL never love him again. But sure her heart ached sometimes.

The ending was somehow I predicted it

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FL commit su*cide to make her son an official son (?) and I think in the end ML never know the son whas his real son

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Niuniu
Niuniu
Apr 10, 2021
Status: Completed
At first I was a bit sceptical about it because I don't exactly like tragedies. But when I started reading it was really hard to put it down. The only thing I can say about this story was that it really touches your heart.

Apart from that I would also like to add while there is a weak protagonist tag for this story I felt she was really strong.... more>>
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Given the restrictions she really did try her best. Although I don't agree with many of her decisions, they were justified. Infact of all the FLs I have read she was the most human and so were her choices. Hope you all really give this story a good read after the translation are completed. <<less
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Berlin
Berlin
Sep 04, 2021
Status: --
Finished this in one day cause I was thirsting for tragedy. It feels similar to the dogblood drama reincarnation novels where the MC has an unrequited love who hates her and gets reincarnated, and instead of ending with someone else she ends up with the guy who scorned her.

Except there is no second chance here and the MC has already given up on the guy at the start. I went into this fully knowing MC doesn't end up with the second ML, who was actually good for her. The real... more>> ML is a true scum as advertised and I hated him at first and still do but towards the end the feelings became mixed.

The ML didn't love MC because he is a narcissistic bastard who cared more about losing her to someone else. It was all about his ego. He forces MC to marry him and is possessive, jealous for narcissistic reasons and a sad*st at wanting to cause her pain. This changes over time, and it's revealed he actually does like her but just didn't know it like the ass he is.

And surprisingly,
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after the birth of her child he starts to mellow out a bit and yearn for her love, and after living together peacefully for four years, they had a symbiotic relationship of husband and wife and ironically, you see him trying his best to get her to like him. It's a total flip to her chasing after him in their past. So, the scum outgrew his scum and despite him being the reason why she is miserable and I won't forgive him for that, I found myself just wishing for their peace and for MC to find a small amount of happiness with him at the end, you know, since she can't change her fate and the guy really did turn out to love her in a way that was no longer twisted... And it was my only hope for a somewhat happy ending. Alas, I knew this was a tragedy, so of course someone has to die.

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Regarding the MC's decision at the end...
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I'm not too sure if she would have died anyway from the schemes of the other wife but I disagree with her decision to trade her life for a better life for her son, as essentially it left him motherless even for all the riches and status in the world. As for the ML, I actually teared up at the futility of it all when he tried to fulfil her last wish and all the what could have beens. He really did change a lot and was so different towards the end as they grew older. If only he was like this and not the total scumbag at the start...

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The MC also developed from a severely depressed woman to someone who tried to make the best out of her life.

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I also like how she didn't fully return his feelings even when she died, leaving him without even a note. It's so fitting and ironic that he started out cold and she was desperately madly in love and chasing him, and it ends with them flipping sides totally. I actually don't hate the guy he became at the end but there were too many things that couldn't be undone between him and the MC. Nearing the final scenes where he walks in on MC crying because her son is unprivileged compared to the other wife's, he carries his son to hoist him to read the text on the wall when the other wife had the eunuchs do it for her own son, and when he senses something is wrong and asks her what happened and actually tried to fulfil her last wish of him... that was a bit moving I have to admit, cause that's where you see how the sides are flipped and how the s*upid ML genuinely loved her and accepted his son but changed his ways too late.

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It made me think that this story could have had a happy ending, where they may not have a mutual romantic relationship but have a husband and wife partnership and build a familial kind of 'love' and live out the remainder of their days in peace despite the horrific way it started.

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Ending was still fitting and preferred as it doesn't forget the things that happened and yet laments on all the bygone what ifs and too lates. Because ML was such tr*sh at the start, it would be better if the author had delved into why and when he genuinely liked the MC. He clearly was only pandering to his ego but halfway along the narcissism turns into possessiveness, then disappointment and regret and then he's unrecognisably in love with her. I've come to the conclusion he's just beyond s*upidly ignorant of his feelings. It's so ironic and quite sad that the guy he becomes would have given her happiness, but the guy he was at the start destroyed that. To be honest, I don't hate the ML in the last part of the story, because he did change a lot and his change would have been MC's only chance at a peaceful ending. It's too bad she took the hard way out and I can only say she no longer had any fight left in her for herself and fate really f*cked her wish up when the ML finally tried to fulfil it but couldn't. <<less
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Wanttomakeyousmile
Wanttomakeyo
Apr 02, 2021
Status: --
A perfect tragedy! All misunderstanding, pain, sorrows there could be.

I cried my heart out. If you are looking for a novel that completes tragedy to a t, this is the one for you. A definate recommend.

People who don't like tragedy, shouldn't read this novel if they don't like the genre and give this novel low stars. It's really great for its genre so kindly give this novel a chance.
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rosesakura95
rosesakura95
Nov 14, 2021
Status: Completed
Second time reading this story and I still cried at every moment the author stabbed the FL, which is basically what she did throughout this novel.

This is one of the best angst stories I have read!

Why? It has everything that you look for in a story where the FL loves the ML, gives up on her emotions for him, tries to stand up again, gets a glimpse of a second chance with the 2nd ML, just for it to be shattered by that selfish shitty ML, is forced to give... more>> up on her second chance and love for the 2nd ML to end up with the ML in a degrading way, eventually leading her not to expect anything from the ML.

What was amazing about this novel is that the author really knew when to shift gears between the different events that lead to the tragic ending. Those bits of sweetness with the 2nd ML were the harshest knifes that dug into the FL's and my heart when she had to give up on it because of that shitty ML.

And what I really loved about this novel is that the author gives us some sort of revenge against the scum ML even if it is at the expense of the FL's happiness: after the ML planned underhandedly very well to snatch her, the moment he thought he got her he (misunderstandingly) finds out that he doesnt get what he wants.
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Thinks he will be the one to take her v**ginity and somehow be forever remembered by her but since the author wants to dig another hole for our FL's tragic life, she doesnt shed blood which he mistakenly understands as her having already done it with the 2nd ML

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That was really fulfilling!!!!

In most stories with this kind of plot, the ML forcefully takes away the FL and gets his way with it and thats it there is nothing the FL can do since most scummy ML-sama are overpowered.

But in the story I finally see some sort of retaliation even if it all arranged by the author not intentionally done by the FL.

Towards the end the author uses the same kind of giving sweetness to the ML and leading him into thinking that he can get her as long as they spend more time together in the future, and this is beautifully shattered by the author.

This is actually supposed to be the 2nd volume of this story so there are a lot of things that we might not understand because they happened in the past before those 2 years in the cold palace which takes place in the 1st volume! <<less
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Honey Star
Honey Star
Apr 01, 2021
Status: c2
Thank you for translating this novel!! I'm really appreciate it. I have searched for this novel translate/raw but still couldn't find it. I am really excited for this 😆😆
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Kazamskii
Kazamskii
Dec 17, 2023
Status: Completed
ML is tr*sh, and in my opinion he's still tr*sh till the end. But this story is good in a sense you want to torture yourself lol, I cried a lot reading this.

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FL liked ML and use to chase him, he hated her for always annoying him, FL is an orphan and ML is a very important figure (i forgot his exact title), the only one who use to pity and side with FL is the empress dowager. FL accidentally killed an old woman with a horse, ML took that as an opportunity and ask the emperor to extend her punishment as a result FL was locked up for 2 years in cold palace, after that FL completely lost hope of having his love, after she's out of her punishment, she was still mistreated and ML was still being a jerk.

She met 2nd ML and later empress dowager arrange their marriage and they're now engaged, 2nd ML like her a lot, he was sceptical of her at first because of the rumours but after seeing her he fell in love with her immediately, he's such a green flag, compare to ML he's a whole forest, and FL started to like 2nd ML too, he used to gift her books she could read to fell asleep because she use to have nightmares, but of course people have to ruin it for them. Witnessing how FL and 2nd ML treated each other and how FL look at 2nd ML with such love, our jerk of an ML feel jealous and started to harassed fl, he even forcefully kiss her, this one girl who hate FL notice the atmosphere between the FL and ML and decided to set them up. Falling into the bad girl's trap she fell in a hole and ML save her and they got stuck somewhere, at this point, FL notice that someone was trying to set her up and tells ML to not make any move for the people to suspect them but this a$$hole took her back naked? (I don't remember how exactly) but anyways now everyone's suspecting them of sleeping together, he obviously using this as an opportunity, he offer FL to be his concubine because obviously he have to marry a Nobel woman who the emperor arranged for him (this makes me so angry because 2nd ML said he will leave everything for FL and we never get to witness their marriage because of a jerk and we have to watch her marrying that jerk☹️) at first FL reject his offer and goes to tell 2nd ML that nothing happens that night and he says 'he knows' :'), but then ML pulls some strings and now 2nd ML is locked up, his mother (who didn't really like fl) comes to beg FL for help and now FL has no choice but to agree to marry ML and be his concubine, ML refused to release 2nd ML untill they get married so they arrange to held the ceremony at that week, ML suppose to be wife visit him and tells him to marry FL after they get married but ML refused, they get married and 2nd ML is out of jail, he visit FL and (this part is soo sad) at first FL refused to see him and tell her maid to take the books he gifted and that to tell him she's okay but ML barged in and dragged her out by the arm to see 2nd ML they exchange some word and FL tells him that she's happy marrying ML and to not worry but 2nd ML understands that she have no choice but to marry ml, and they parted ways (i hate ML soo much he was smirking and all while this happen). ML Still don't understand how FL is so indifferent when he treated her so good (yea right) and he gets angry almost everytime they see each other. Now ML married the official wife, 2nd ML goes to war because of ml, and ML goes to war too, FL is pregnant now and the official wife too, ML send letters to FL but she never responded, she don't know how to tell ML about her pregnancy but she knows he already knows it because he knows everything about her, she finally respond his letter telling him that she's fine. The war is over and 2nd ML is dead, this shooked FL and she give birth premature, ML came back and tells her that she'll spare her son because he owe 2nd ML (he thought the child is 2nd ml's child), FL got so mad that he don't acknowledge his own son and yell at him that he indeed owe 2nd ML and he should feel guilty, they argue again. It's time to celebrate the 100th day of the child and FL asked ML to be at the celebration, but later he send a maid to tell her that he won't be able to come coz offical wife is giving birth and to celebrate alone, the child was named as the official son by the emperor. Time passed the child is 3 yrs old, ML still think he's not his son and feels jealous that he got fl's love, the official son also grows up now, they're both 3yrs old, fl's son noticed that even though ML is his dad, he's not entirely his own, at one scene, when he was at the festival/night market with fl, he saw ML with official wife and office son, FL noticed his sad eyes and tells him that she will buy anything he wants, he whispered that he wants to buy a dad : (, he's aware that he's somewhat at lower position compared to his brother and FL is so sad that he's aware of such thing at such a young age, and blame herself, she wants to use an important map that was given to her by her friend to make offer with the emperor but she witnessed the emperor promising the official wife's dad that his daughter will always be the qing Princess, she lost all hope now, she cried on ML embrace that night and tells him that the child is his and he's been her only man her entire life and ask ML to promise her to make her and her son the official wife and son, the ML promised but FL didn't really believe him cause he never fulfilled his promises but she's still happy that he promise, FL comes to conclusion that she and her son have nothing to lose so she will take the risk (the risk here is that because she been hiding the map for a long time, the emperor will kill her) and goes to make a deal with emperor, she showed him the map and says she will accept death if her son is make the official son and that she can do anything for her son, the emperor was moved by her love for her son so instead of killing her he agreed that she killed herself, she goes back that night and tells her maid to take good care of her son and spend her last night with her son, she died in her room, when ML got the message that she died he refused to believe it, but when he got back and see her body on her room, he knew she had died, ML and fl's son now official son and him held her funeral, he buried her on the left side of a tomb that he will be buried when he died. Time passed, he died and he saw FL hands reaching out to him, he took her hand and the end.

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I want to see another book, the continuation of 2nd ML and FL story without ML intervening. <<less
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Lunicylle
Lunicylle
Jan 18, 2022
Status: Completed
I decided to read this after contemplating thousand times. I finish it in one day hoping that this sadness, anger and disappointment will go away but of course it doesn't. The ML is a human... tr*sh. His ego prevented him from having his, her and a lot of people their happiness. The choices he made are made only to satisfy him, get what he wants which in the end he doesn't.

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he did change gradually to a recyclable tr*sh but I still don't forgive him.

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The FL I admire her strength and perseverance. I truly wish her happiness which most of the time she had with her son. <<less
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Braverain222
Braverain222
Jul 12, 2021
Status: --
The ML is a selfish scumbag. The FL constantly makes me feel like she's trapped in the illusion of the so-called destiny she's created for herself.
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Tang Ning777
Tang Ning777
May 09, 2022
Status: --
Again, A tragedy. Seriously, like, while reading a novel of tragedy genre, I either cry a river or just become speechless. In this case, it's the latter.

This is SO sad. Our FL, Meili is just a teenager who had a crush and pursued him. And just because he was an arrogant prince who wanted everything in his life to be perfect, she had to bear the burnt of it. I mean... seriously?! Everyone starts condemning her like it's the end of the world!

Her traumas and mental issues makes sense. Though... more>> her only way out of this misery, her only hope in happiness was destroyed by who?

Not surprisingly, that same intolerablely narcissistic prick, supposedly our ML!

This ML, though got Karma's slap later, really destroyed everybody's life, literally. The lives of FL, our sweet Yonghe, his own wife, Meili's son were ruined in his hands. Just because he couldn't tolerate that the woman he deemed as tr*sh can ever attain happiness with another man.

What he did, I wouldn't say cause that'll be a total spoiler. Find it on your own.

FL couldn't fulfill any of her wishes in her whole life. But she truly loved her son. And she totally cared for second ML more than that tr*shy ML (as she should do). I have my sympathy for her.

ML made everybody's life hard, including his own. First, he wanted to get rid of FL, then wanted her love, then just wanted to live peacefully when he got nothing in the end. He attained his goal, but got nothing. I think, mentally, the longing for FL'S love and the guilt of his actions was what sealed the deal for him. Though he regretted many things and tried to make it up to FL and her son, unfortunately either it was out of his power or it was too late. In my opinion, he deserves to be completely lonely in his next whole life.

Our second male lead, Yonghe's dreams of youth were pretty beautiful but that bane of his existence just took it away along with his beloved and his own life after. He deserves to be together with FL in a parallel universe. Please! They deserved happiness!

Our second female lead, Su Ying did have a powerful dad and after that, status, but didn't have ML's heart. What exactly she was to ML, I really can't decipher. Was it all an act of ML or not? I don't know. But I know that he never truly loved her either. I find her pitiful. Honestly, whatever she did any normal human being would do just that.

FL's son was the sole center of FL's love. He also got ML's love quite a bit. And he may be popular but many things were unfair for him too. Just because of being a concubine born son he had to suffer so much! T_T

It would've been better if author wrote an extra chapter on FL's son, though.

Also, there are somethings that are not really clear. You just have to gloss over it.

I particularly liked one thing though. The author started from the timeline that actual events start, instead of when the FL was still chasing the ML from their childhood. Otherwise it would've left a bad taste in my mouth. And also the writing is fairly concise without any unnecessary details.

P.S:

This novel shows that when you don't cherish something then it might be too late to retrieve it no matter how much you struggle otherwise. <<less
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NAShKyle
NAShKyle
Aug 14, 2021
Status: --
God! This was the story that I never stop crying. Just thinking about it tears me. Waah! Liu Fu Ling. Ling Gege. I hate him. I just can't accept that he died. Honestly when I was reading, I notice that he is really dying and the end is still far. There so many chapters to read so I thought that they will find some cure or etc. But heck! He really dieee!!

Then I immediately search it. The I found out!!!

That's when I drop it. I really can't Carry my self... more>> to cry so much. Really I think I will be depressed about it. I just accept the ending.

Really even just before, like LiuFuLing was pretending about the empress, it really hurt me so much. Like, if I was the Girl, I really wouldn't allow myself to hurt so much like that. I will really runaway. Even when LiuFuLing stop me. But then I'm not the Girl.. 😔 <<less
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admiralen
admiralen
Feb 11, 2024
Status: c48
Just complete dogshit, dont know what the author mustve been smoking to write this garbage

I have genuinely never seen before such backwards morals and ridiculous decisions

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MC seriously killed herself go give her son a better title, even though he already had a great title and all of her wealth, she also did it because a child needs a father apparantly, but his father was dogsh*t even before the su*cide, why would he improve after the only thing he cares about the son kills herself

And im sure the son will just super duper appreciate her robbing him of the only person loving him to get him a slightly better title

The empress dowager and the emperor are just straight up freaking evil in this too, but they try to play it off like they arent that bad

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It was such a s*upid nonsense ending I didnt even feel bad any more <<less
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dnd
dnd
Oct 25, 2022
Status: Completed
This was such a sad story. The amount of tragedy it brought since the beginning to the end were painful but still beautiful. The author make sure to focus totally on the romantic aspect with the political side to assist the main plot.

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i was very satisfied with the ending but not happy with it. While I understand her view but I still never like this kind of mindset to take ones life for any reason. It might look like a form of sacrifice for the love one but for me it's just a show of weakness and selfishness. She just feel tired of life and found a reason to justify her actions to end it that could also ease up her guilt. But then again I did understand where she came from and did feel pity for her, with that kind of society and life, it's hard to survive one body even mentality, it's good she didn't turn to the worst. The author should really wrote the side story of the child. Like how his life after her mother dies nor his view about his father and other. The ML is a scum for sure, though the retribution is not that satisfying but it's still ease up the whole anger in me as a reader. The emperor is the second scum character.

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I rarely manage to read any tragic based story, as I don't have the endurance to torture myself or my heart. However this story still above my bottom line so I guess it's fine. It's sad tragic but at least not gore. <<less
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