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GNU Ch 95 Part 2 – End of Mourning Period (II)

Cheng Yumo bit her lip slightly, and finally said in a firm tone: “Marquis is very good to me.”

Ruan-shi was relieved by her daughter’s answer. She then said again, this time with a meaningful tone: “Which mother-in-law is not difficult to deal with? However, as long as the man’s heart is firmly on you, the day can go on. If the man’s heart is gone, no matter how powerful your natal family is or how partial your mother-in-law is to you, it’s useless. After all, you can’t give birth to a son with your mother-in-law.”

As Ruan-shi spoke, the corner of her eyes glanced pointedly towards the main hall. Cheng Yumo understood. Ruan-shi was obviously referring to Qingfu Junzhu. No matter how Old Madam Cheng was like, she was indeed a generous mother-in-law to Qingfu. The right to manage the household was given, and a child was also given. However, Qingfu couldn’t win over Cheng Yuanxian’s heart and was childless for many years. It was not until she was in middle age that she finally gave birth to a son after much effort.

Qingfu Junzhu always served as a negative example Ruan-shi used to teach her daughter. Over the years, every time she talked about the way of managing a household, Ruan-shi always brought up Qingfu Junzhu to warn her daughter about the importance of winning her husband’s heart. This was a woman’s root in her married life. Without the husband’s love, money, subordinates, household management right, and even mother-in-law’s support were all useless.

After Ruan-shi finished her usual preaching, she called her daughter: “Mo’er, do you remember?”

Ruan-shi was too immersed in her joy of belittling Qingfu Junzhu and didn’t notice that her daughter had been silent all the time. Cheng Yumo’s expression was in a daze, as if being reminded of a painful memory. It seemed that she was in a trance.

Ruan-shi’s call returned Cheng Yumo to her senses. She quickly hid the emotions that leaked on her face. She then lowered her head and said: “Mother, of course I remember. Don’t worry. My relationship with the Marquis is very good, and there is no third party between us.”

As soon as the words fell, Cheng Yumo felt a numb pain in her heart. In fact, there was a third party. But that person couldn’t be seen or touched, because she was just a shadow from a previous life.

Cheng Yumo recently discovered that just like her, Huo Changyuan also seemed to slowly remember their previous life. However, Huo Changyuan kept it silent from her, and most of her time was taken by Huo Xue-shi. Cheng Yumo spent too little time with Huo Changyuan at night and didn’t know how much he had remembered.

The more Ruan-shi emphasized the importance of seizing a man’s heart, the more painful Cheng Yumo became. How could she tell her mother that she might also be walking on the same path as Qingfu Junzhu?

Cheng Yumo could only maintain her last pride and do not say anything.

Ruan-shi was relieved. She looked at her daughter carefully. This girl had a weak and delicate appearance that aroused pity from others. Although Cheng Yumo didn’t have a stunning face, she was practically the type of weak and gentle woman that men loved the most. Compared to Cheng Yujin, who was very beautiful but with a rigid personality, it was obvious that Cheng Yumo was more likely to inspire a man’s desire to protect.

To be honest, Cheng Yujin looked like an honorable but unloved main wife, the kind who maintained a relationship based on respectful distance with her husband. In contrast, Cheng Yumo was to live happily with a husband who loved her.

Ruan-shi was so trusting of Cheng Yumo that she never thought of the possibility that her little girl might be lying to her.

Cheng Yumo was upset and didn’t want to talk about her relationship with Huo Changyuan. She changed the subject and asked, “Mother, do you know why she became the Crown Princess? Did grandfather make any agreement with the Crown Prince?”

Not to mention Cheng Yumo, the whole Cheng family would like to know too. Ruan-shi sighed and said, “Mother doesn’t know. Your grandmother tentatively asked her before, but she told us to be content with our blessing and to not inquire about things we shouldn’t know. Your grandmother has failed to ask, so of course I didn’t go and let myself get insulted.”

Ruan-shi then snorted, “Sure enough, she wasn’t raised by our family and isn’t close to us. Even before marrying, she already turns her back on her own family. I merely asked her for a small favor, and there is even no need for her to do anything. She only needs to speak one or two words to the Crown Prince for your brothers’ sake, yet she refused. I gave birth to her with much difficulty, but in the end, she became someone else’s daughter and grew up into such an ingrate.”

Cheng Yumo sighed. It seemed that Ruan-shi didn’t have any useful information. Cheng Yumo suddenly remembered the rumors she heard in private. Some people speculated that the late Old Master Cheng used his life-saving grace on the Crown Prince and forced him to promise to marry a Cheng family’s daughter.

Otherwise, it was impossible to explain why the Crown Prince chose Cheng Yujin as his main wife.

Yichun Marquis Manor had no power and couldn’t give the Crown Prince any help in court, and Cheng Yujin herself had her reputation damaged by a broken engagement. If Cheng family had another daughter and the Crown Prince had another choice, the position of the crown princess would not fall into Cheng Yujin’s lap.

This statement was made by people randomly speculated during small talks. It was totally baseless and unfounded, and thus quickly dissipated. However, for Cheng Yumo, this statement was like a devil’s whisper that she couldn’t forget.

If there was another unmarried daughter in Cheng family, if the Crown Prince had another choice…did it mean that if Cheng Yumo did not marry Huo Changyuan, the crown princess position should be hers?


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40 thoughts on “GNU Ch 95 Part 2 – End of Mourning Period (II)”

    1. Cheng Yumo is really too much hahahahaa. Daring to think she could have been the Crown Princess after seeing clearly how the difference between her and Cheng Yujin is like heaven and earth? Even Huo Xue-shi she can barely bear, does she think the Empress Dowager would be kinder? Little miss, are you really qualified?

      Hope Li Chengjing makes everybody at the wedding eat dogfood and dote on Yujin beyond belief, since he worked so hard to bring her to his home 😂

      1. Aargh, this mother and daughter pair is really something.

        The mother wants Yujin to prioritise her over Qingfu, all the while making it clear that Yumo is her favourite.

        And Yumo forgets that she was the unmarried daughter last time when the Crown Prince returned and he still didn’t marry her.

  1. She really likes to snach everything from her sister. Too sinister but simple minded. The combination is great for a white lotus bitch

  2. Doesn’t she remember her past life, she wasn’t married and yet he still didn’t choose her. Maybe she has a selective memory.

      1. Lol Yumo. Even after CYJ “died” and the crown prince returned, she was still busy trying to climb on her brother in-law’s bed. Not even a whisper about a Cheng daughter getting married into royalty. And who was it that always have something to say about Ninth Uncle and her sis. Now that it came true, she gonna get jealous?? Did she forget all that? Are you even reincarnated???

  3. In the previous live there was a certain unmarried daughter who chose to be a homewrecker, and in this live she plans to be a homewrecker again even after being a married woman duh -_-

    1. Girl, Li Chengjing doesn’t even consider to get married before he met Cheng Yujin, what make you think that he will marry YOU if you’re still single? And please look back at your memories about your previous life, was there a crown princess appointed in your memory?

  4. It’s really like mother like daughter, why would a child you despise because she ruined your previous daughter constitution should be grateful to you exactly? For giving birth to her ? That’s the only thing you did in her favor all these years. No wonder Cheng Yumo believe everything should be hers, her mother is the same wishing for things she didn’t work for….. Pathetic…

    1. The audacity of this girl. Omg. She has to stop this and just try to live her life well, doesn’t she have too many things on her plate already? Gahd.
      Thanks for the update!

  5. chinesefanreader

    Yumo. Grossly stupid and greedy in two lives 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

    Thanks for the chapter

    1. I just lost the last bit of respect I didn’t know that I had left for Cheng Yumo. The whole time her “love” was the only thing she had going for her. But now even that is tainted by her increasingly uglier personality.

  6. Ugh, is there no end to her greed? How selfish can you be, Yunmo? Somebody needs to give a her a hard reality check

  7. Delusional girl, can’t even see the face Crown Prince before in her previous lifetime despite being left unmarried…and now expecting him to marry her if she didn’t marry Huo boy bwhaahahah

  8. Isn’t Ruan-shi’s advice more like a concubine than a wife? Yujin has pointed out several times that in the end, you have to live under the rule of your MIL. Your husband doesn’t even see most of what goes on in the inner courtyard. And if you lord it over the other women and then fall from favor with the husband…you still have to live with the other women and they will make your life miserable.

    It’s much better to be courteous to everyone, since you never know when your fortunes may be flipped or when someone turns out to be a hidden dragon (coughninthunclecough).

    1. Yeah actually it seems like the first branches wife is doing just fine. Obviously its good if her husband loves her but I don’t really see her suffering for lack of it.

  9. So what? The author is going to have her kill her husband because she thinks that she can be crown princess after that?

  10. Uhhh obviously not. As a regressor doesn’t she realize that she was single last time and no crown prince came to sweep her off her feet? And what I thought she was so in love she had to ruin her sisters marriage now she can be regretful because of a more powerful man? Was that all her ‘love’ amounted to? Then just let your sister live peacefully.

  11. Yumo, ah Yumo.. You stupid girl. Remember your past life. Your ninth uncle was the crown prince back then as well and DIDN’T marry you, nor your sister. So how did you come to this unreasonable conclusion? Hmm?
    Ruan shi’s description of the two sisters… FL resembles a proper furen, where Yumo acts more like a concubine. From my point of view at least. She’s not able to stand up for herself, only knows how to complain and be pitiful. Without your husband’s love you’re nothing. But you chose that road yourself, so deal with it.
    And Ruan shi… That delusional woman. You gave your own eldest daughter away and aside from stirring up trouble never once cared for her, … you didn’t say anything when Yumo destroyed the marriage of Yujin, but instead wanted to steal her dowry for Yumo. If you were in Yujin’s position, would you agree to help this family? I doubt it.

  12. Yumo is exactly like her husband: always unsatisfied and eyeing the neighbor grass.

    He had MC, but wanted her sister. Now that he has the sister he wants MC.

    Yumo has her husband and now is eyeing yet again her sisters husband.

    And they’re just too self justified. “Because he was mislead by Mc”, “because she is the only one who saved him and the Mc stole her achievement”

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