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GNU Ch 61 Part 3 – Marriage View (III)

It made no sense for Cheng Yujin to pave the way for the future crown princess at her expense. She said tactfully: “Of course, this is just my own idea. Small families are different from large ones. Whether it is a scholarly or noble family, property and wealth are accumulated from generation to generation. For them, the most important thing is stability. They don’t ask the descendants to bring glory to the family and ancestors. As long as they have the ability to protect the family foundation, it is best to choose an heir according to orthodox rule. So, the eldest di son is the most suitable. But for the family who is even higher…this little girl’s knowledge is limited, and doesn’t understand this matter.”

Cheng Yujin subtly clarified her position. No matter which son Cheng Yuanjing chooses as the heir in the future, she would not express any opinion. Cheng Yujin didn’t want to intervene, nor she dared to. Cheng Yujin didn’t know if Cheng Yuanjing heard her words or not, but when she scrutinized his expression, Cheng Yuanjing nodded half-distractedly and said: “I understand.”

Cheng Yujin was stunned. What did he understand? She didn’t mean anything!

Cheng Yuanjing managed to hear about Cheng Yujin’s comprehensive view on marriage and husband criteria, and what she wanted from the union. An idea formed in his mind. He himself was the eldest di son. Although his position as the crown prince was precarious, it was in his best interest to promote the orthodox rule of succession and protect the inheritance right of the eldest di son. In other words, in order to further strengthen Cheng Yuanjing’s own position, his future eldest son must be born from his wife, and be treated as the heir the moment the child was born.

Cheng Yuanjing felt that his and Cheng Yujin’s core values and interests were exactly matched, and they were very suitable to marry each other. This result made him very satisfied. Cheng Yuanjing stood up contentedly and said: “You can be at ease. Don’t worry about outside affairs. I’ll leave now.”

Cheng Yujin had to send Cheng Yuanjing out. She wanted to say something, but stopped herself at the last moment. She wanted to ask Cheng Yuanjing, what on earth did he mean by “I understand” just now? But Cheng Yujin couldn’t get herself to speak, and finally watched Cheng Yuanjing departing figure with a sigh.

Lian Qiao saw her Miss was staring at the Ninth Master’s back for a long time. She frowned secretly and asked with a low voice: “Eldest Miss?”

Cheng Yujin returned to her senses and quickly answered: “I’m fine. Let’s go back.”

Cheng Yumo’s marriage was considered to be climbing high. As the daughter of a declining marquis manor’s second branch, she married into the main branch of a prosperous marquis manor, and the person she married was still Marquis Jingyong, the new rising star whose ennoblement was personally taken care of by the emperor. No matter how people looked at it, Cheng Yumo’s marriage was very profitable.

The wedding at the Huo family’s side was very lively. A crowd of friends and relatives coming in and out like clouds. Many high-ranking officials and noble families came to attend the wedding banquet upon Huo Changyuan’s face. However, the liveliness at the Huo family was contrasted with the situation at the Cheng family.

Cheng Yumo was married during the mourning period. Although Cheng family used the excuse of following the Old Master’s dying wish, many people still considered it a great taboo. People with a close familial relationship were also in mourning and were unwilling to attend the banquet. Those with high ranking and status chose to attend the banquet at Huo family’s compound; there was no need to be so festive at a family who was still in mourning. Therefore, the bridal procession that sent Cheng Yumo from her natal family to the groom’s house was really very few.

Many of the good friends whom she was close to before married were reluctant to come. Using the excuse of inconvenience to travel, they only send gifts. One or two people, it didn’t matter. But when so many did the same, Cheng Yumo felt very sad.

On the day of the wedding, there were no particularly high-ranking guests on the female banquet side. Cheng Yujin also refused to come on the ground of observing the mourning. With no one to entertain the guests, the female side was very deserted. This was the wedding Cheng Yumo had expected for two lifetimes. But when she finally got her wish, the scene was not even as good as her previous life.

Cheng Yumo couldn’t help feeling a little lost. But sitting in the sedan chair and listening to the fanfare outside, Cheng Yumo quickly dissipated the negative feelings. She assured herself. This time, everything was different. She would accompany Brother Changyuan until old age, and there would never be a third person between them. Her life in the Jingyong Marquis manor would be bright and full of happiness.

After Cheng Yumo left for Jingyong Marquis manor, the busyness at Cheng family still hadn’t stopped. After the guests left, they had to clean the banquet hall, pack the plates and cups and utensils, check the gift lists, made a record, and put it into the warehouse. In short, everyone was very busy.

Three days passed in the hectic, and finally, it was the day of Cheng Yumo’s return to her natal family.

Early in the morning, Cheng Yujin sat in front of the dressing table and put on her makeup. A voice came from outside. Cheng Yujin glanced at the door and asked, “Who is coming?”

“It’s the servant girl from second Madam’s courtyard. She came to remind Miss to come earlier today. Second Miss will arrive soon.”

Du Ruo nudged Lian Qiao from the side and reminded her: “Still calling second miss? It’s second young lady now.”

Lian Qiao suddenly noticed her mistake. Cheng Yujin didn’t comment. She stared at her reflection in the mirror and suddenly said: “Change this head ornament. Don’t use any red.”

Lian Qiao was startled, “But, today is the second young lady’s return to the natal house. It would be festive outside. Miss is already wearing plain clothes; cannot you use brighter accessory?”

“She is a newlywed woman, and her clothes are naturally bright and lively. If I wear the same red, won’t I be suppressed by her? Since I cannot beat her in colors, just avoid it completely and focus on other aspects.”

Lian Qiao understood. She quickly worked together with Du Ruo to remove the ornaments from Cheng Yujin’s hair and select another set. After a while, Cheng Yujin looked at the new set with satisfaction. Wherever she, Cheng Yujin, was, no other person could the number one. No matter what occasion, she must be the most eye-catching person in the place.

Eldest Miss Cheng’s competitive desire was indeed very strong.

 

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17 thoughts on “GNU Ch 61 Part 3 – Marriage View (III)”

  1. I wonder if the groom was too busy thinking of Jin’er to fully enjoy his 1st night with Yumo 🤔😏 She’s gonna have “fun” with her new MIL

    Thanks for the chapter 😁

  2. Suddenly I’m starting to feel sorry for Cheng Yumo – is she destined to muddle through life like this? She’s totally unprepared to her marriage not being all sweetness and sunshine 🤔
    Thank you for the translation 🌹

    1. Well, im not. It is her to be blamed with all of this. You see, she is the one who push everything to be happen like what she want without restrain. She lived in her own delusion. She should be have no right to blame others if things went away from her expectation ( and im sure she will still blame it to yujin ). In short, im not sorry nor pity her. Not at all

    2. She had many opportunities before to change how things would play out but she didn’t and chose the worst way just to mess with her sister.

      Still she’s so dumb incant help but pity her a little.

    3. I never feel sorry for characters who get the chance to do things over but don’t learn from their mistakes. But there is a tiny twinge of pity for Yumo not having a sensible mother to give her good advice.

    4. she totally deserves her circumstances, she went ahead and blabbed despite knowing how it will end up, and still cries wolf, I have no pity for women like her….true green tea b!tch material she is…

  3. He obviously didn’t get it.
    If not because she is going to fall in love with him, the best option would be the one she already choose. Marrying Ah Jing is just too problematic.
    Our Jin’er doesn’t even need to try harder and she will get it.
    Thanks for the chapter!!!!

    1. Thanks for the chapter!!

      Ahhhhh so painful to watch them mistunderstand each other…

      I wanna them to communicate….
      Well, who made them the schemers… always subtle in their words and observation…

      Marry quickly!!!

  4. To some degree, I pity Yumo’s husband (blanking on his actual name). It seems like he and Yujin had a happy marriage in their previous life up until the moment Yumo insisted on telling him the whole truth. Of course, he could have handled everything better and his own actions brought him to this point. But I do I find him and Yumo pitiable characters. I don’t hate them as much as I’ve hated other past-life antagonists in stories, and I wouldn’t mind if they learned a lesson and then got a happy-ish ending (obviously not as happy as our FL and ML). That’s not usually how these novels go though lol.

    As always, your translations are great! I look forward to the next update!

    1. I’m always repulsive of the thing:”repaying a life saving grace with one’s body”, wth is that then. Why must you marry someone to pay favor? What if you owe few favor from few people, would you marry them all?
      What if you’re already inlove with someone and had tied a strong commitment? Would you dump your gf or fiancee to pay favor?
      That is just bullshit. Is there no other way to repay a favor?
      I like the novel “Fall in love slowly with Mr. Nian”. He is a bit narcissistic and sometimes annoying but I really do love his principle.
      He never waver with his commitment towards his GF even if his ex GF who still loves him had saved his Grandma and even had to sacrifice too much for that, her future has been ruined.
      But I love his answer when both his family and the ex-family demand him to marry her ex. I need to emphasise that her Ex is not a green tea bitch, she is fit to be his wife too, a good girl, and their break up in the past was also because of circumstance.
      But he is both an upright man and a reliable boyfriend. A rare ML type.
      I am so sick of the idea paying favor with marrying the person, if there is actually no love and even worse, when one is actually already tied with commitment to someone else.
      In this case, both girls have a life saving grace to Huo, so why did he deny one of them and even accuse her as a fraud? That’s outrageous. And even if YJ didn’t save him.
      He had never promissed Yumo before and neither did he ask her to sacrifice her chastity to save him, so she had actually no right to demand anything from him.
      Everything was her own free willing choice.
      On the other hand, proposing to YJ too early was his own decision too… So if he is a true gentleman, he should have kept his promise and be responsible.
      In the past life he even already married her and impregnate her, it is really immoral for him to treat his wife that way just to pay favor to Yumo. That made him destroyer of two ladies’ life. Scumbag it is.
      A man, whose word can not be trusted, is worthless.

  5. I really do not like Yumo now, before I wasnt too sure, but after she maid fun of her sister, (behind her back ) and kept putting her down, with apologizing for her older sister, I think she just stinks lol no pity here
    thank you for the update

  6. I genuinely love that these two are having serious conversations about what they want in life. Even if they don’t really understand each other yet, this feels like the sort of proto-relationship talk that is rare to see in c-novels.

    1. Yeah. They actually sit down and talk like adults about what they want out of marriage. Well, in this instance, it’s mostly him asking and her telling him. This is what the more stable marriages are made of, not just the passion of love and lust.

  7. ughh.. I really hate when novels go this far for the supposed ‘villainess’. These girls are, after all, only 14. I can already guess how Mo’ers life will go by this chapter.. really pointless

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