何为贤妻 To Be A Virtuous Wife Chapter Eighty One “Inviting Humiliation”

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Chapter Eighty One Inviting Humiliation

The side hall was very quiet. Qu Qing Ju sat on the chair as she looked at the shattered cup on the floor, her expression dark.

He Heng indicated for the servants to sweep away the broken shards of porcelain. He rarely saw such a dazed expression on Qu Qing Ju’s face. But he didn’t want to see it anymore so he couldn’t resist going up to her and deliberately rubbed her face, smiling as he teased: “What, you don’t have any more energy after that outburst?”

Qu Qing Ju raised her head to look at the mirth on his face. She looked seriously into his eyes and from his purposely relaxed expression, she found the concern that was hidden behind his smile. She forced a smile: “I have just discovered that he’s not worthy of my mother and I.” She wasn’t clear as to why the Tian Family had married their daughter off to the Qu Family, but she’d heard that it was due to a promise made by the previous generation.

These parents, because of their own feelings, didn’t care for their children’s desires and carelessly gave them away in a marriage. They glorified the marriage of their children as a means of proving their friendship with each other. Or did they believe that because the elders were friends, their children would be happily married and the husband wouldn’t neglect the wife?

The reality was always harsher than the ideal. Qu Tian shi didn’t receive gentle treatment from the Duke of Chang De just because their elders had been friends. Did the old Marquess of Xiang Qing, who hadn’t passed away at that time, ever regret it?

She wasn’t a person from ancient times, so she couldn’t understand their mentality. But if she had children in the future, she would be reluctant to treat them that way.

“I know,” He Heng gathered the person into his arms, quietly promising, “The people who had bullied you in the past, I will remember them for you. We will live for a long time so don’t harm your body for these people. We will find an opportunity for you to bully them back.”

Qu Qing Ju sat on the chair as she put her head into He Heng’s lap. She listened to the man holding her tell how she could bully the people who once bullied her. That bit of grief in her heart had already disappeared without a trace. She turned to wrap an arm around him, laughing as she rubbed her head on his waist.

The servants all cautiously lowered their heads, not daring to look at the two zhuzi. But a smile was on the mouths of Mu Jin and the others. It seemed that no matter how Chang De Gong Fu was, wang ye wouldn’t lessen his affections for wang fei.

These days, all the servants of Rui Wang Fu were trembling with fear. It was an open secret in the fu, which they didn’t dare to spread outside, that wang ye and wang fei weren’t on good terms. The fact that wang fei extremely disliked Qu ce fei of Xi Ce Yuan was something that everyone knew. But because Qu ce fei was favoured by wang ye, no servant dared to offend Qu ce fei.

In the days after the details of Chang De Gong Fu’s circumstances leaked, there was more idle talk among the servants. Even though they didn’t dare to openly mention it in front of Qu Yue Su, Qu Yue Su could still detect that the eyes of the servants as they looked at her weren’t right. As she faced the curious or disdainful stares of the servants, she could only bitterly endure and not show even a hint of discontent.

“Qu ce fei, wang fei asks to meet you,” A taijian came in and bowed to Qu Yue Su nonchalantly. He said in a neutral tone, “Wang fei said that if Qu ce fei doesn’t have the time, it’s fine not to go, but then wang fei will reject the card of the Duchess of Chang De.”

“It must have been an inconvenience for gonggong to pass on the news. I will go immediately,” Qu Yue Su didn’t seem to notice the slight the taijian gave her, smiling as she stood from the chair. She also let Yao Xi shove a pouch to the taijian.

It wasn’t that she wished to endure it, but this taijian in front of her was most favoured by wang fei. She was just a shiqie so she didn’t dare offend him. After the taijian left, the smile on Qu Yue Su’s face completely disappeared as she ordered, “Yao Xi, help me dress.”

By now, Chang De Gong Fu must be a mess. She didn’t even need to guess to know that their so-called friends and relatives were hiding far away.

Qin Bai Lu disdainfully looked at the card in her hand and carelessly threw it to one side: “This Chang De Gong Fu is such a joke that they actually came begging to our fu.”

Ru Hua, who was standing behind her, inquired in a small voice: “Wang fei, if that’s the case, why would you allow Qu shi to see her paternal family?” Wasn’t that giving Qu shi an opportunity?

“Why not let her see?” Qin Bai Lu smiled coldly, “I want her to see if wang ye would really aid the Qu and Liang Families for her.”

Ru Huan looked at wang fei’s icy stare and didn’t speak any longer. By now, wang fei and wang ye were at the stage where they had nothing to say to each other. Wang fei’s hatred towards Qu shi became more and more evident. Now that the situation had turned out like this, unless Qu shi was spurned by wang ye, there was no other way for it to end.

A short while later, Qin Bai Lu saw Qu Yue Su dressed in a slightly old, plain dress as she came in. She looked at this woman who respectfully bowed to her in greeting, a hint of mirth appearing on her lips: “The Duchess of Chang De asks to see you. I’m not a cruel person, so I will allow your mother and you to see each other at Xi Ce Yuan. What does Qu ce fei think?”

Nubi thanks wang fei,” Qu Yue Su almost bent in half. She looked at the disdain in Qin Bai Lu’s gaze and gritted her teeth as she turned and walked out of the gate of zhengyuan.

Qin Bai Lu didn’t really sympathize with her. She wanted to see her begging. The more Qu Yue Su’s family situation worsened, the more happier Qin Bai Lu became.

Taking Yao Xi’s hand to support her as she returned to Xi Ce Yuan, she sat for a long time before a servant led Liang shi into the door. Qu Yue Su looked at her mother whose complexion had become more fragile, and stood to welcome Liang shi.

“Su’er,” Liang shi looked at her daughter, her tears pouring before she even spoke, “Our fu is not in a very good situation.”

Qu Yue Su supported her in sitting down and comforted her: “Mother, don’t cry. First, tell me what’s happening outside.” Now that she was in the houyuan of the wang fu, she didn’t hear much news. She only knew that there were many people at court who were censuring her paternal family but didn’t know much else.

Liang shi wiped away her tears as she gave a complete narration of the condition of her home. When she mentioned that Qu Qing Ju wasn’t willing to help, her voice held hatred: “If I had known that damned yatou would one day act like this, I wouldn’t have left her alive in the beginning!”

After hearing this, Qu Yue Su gave a bitter smile. She said helplessly: “Mother, now that it’s like this, it’s useless to complain. Right now, no one is willing to help us. Not even the heavens or the earth would respond.”

“Even your didi was persuaded to leave the Eastern Mountain Academy. I had originally planned for him to attend the Autumn Examinations. Now that it’s like this, how could your didi get a good score?” As she thought of her son, Liang shi’s expression became even uglier, “The most horrid is the Tian Family. They had to pull out the matter from ten years ago.”

Qu Yue Su felt that it wouldn’t end very well this time, but looking at her mother’s face, she couldn’t say it.

“Su’er, you are this wang fu’s ce fei. Why don’t you beg Rui Wang? Rui Wang is most favored by the Emperor. If Rui Wang could say a few words on behalf of our family, it would be more useful than anything else,” Liang shi tightened her grip on Qu Yue Su’s hand, “Just help our fu in thinking of some more solutions.”

Her hand hurt from being gripped so tightly. Qu Yue Su felt bitter inside. She was only a shiqie, she had no qualifications to ask wang ye to do something for her. But once faced her mother’s pleas, she could only nod and decide, “I’ll go beg wang ye. If wang ye doesn’t agree … …”

“Rui Wang will most certainly agree,” The fear on Liang shi’s face halved. She looked at the beautiful face of her daughter and stated confidently, “I’ve even heard it outside. Rui Wang likes you very much. If you begged, why wouldn’t he agree?”


Thinking of wang ye’s attitude towards her these days, Qu Yue Su could only squeeze out a small smile and didn’t say a word.

Mother and daughter didn’t manage to speak for much longer before the steward came in to rush them out. Liang shi assumed that it was wang fei who got jealous of her daughter and left unwillingly. As she came out of Rui Wang Fu’s front gate, Liang shi thought with some smugness, so what if Qu Qing Ju was a wang fei? She wasn’t willing to help her lao ye. In the end, didn’t the hopes of the fu lie with the daughter she gave birth to?

The moonlight was like frost. Qin Bai Lu looked at the bright moon outside and asked Ru Hua in a mirthless voice: “Wang ye went to Xi Ce Yuan?”

Ru Hua nodded, “Just now, someone saw wang ye heading that way.”

Qin Bai Lu unexpectedly laughed out loud. It was carefree yet full of sorrow. The laugh grew louder and dissipated into the night.

He Yuan released his hand which had been holding Qu Yue’s chin and allowed her to tilt the cup for him to drink wine. He mockingly put his hand at the softness of her chest: “Why is beauty so enthusiastic today?! Is there something she wants to ask for?”

Qu Yue Su’s heart jumped. She then gave an enchanting smile and said: “What is wang ye saying? Qie sincerely wants to serve you.”

“Really?” He Yuan examined her closely. Just when the smile on her face was going to break, he said, “Such a pity. Originally, ben wang was thinking that if you had something to ask, ben wang would try to help. Since you don’t have anything, a minute of the spring night is worth a thousand gold so we should live in the present.”

Sliding into the man’s arms, Qu Yue Su reached out to trace He Yuan’s chest: “Qie does have a small matter. Wang ye’s eyes are keen to have found me out.”

“Oh?” He Yuan held one arm around her, the other hand holding a wine cup as he asked, “What matter does beauty have?”

Qie wanted to ask about Chang De Gong Fu … …”

He Yuan pushed the person in his arms away, not caring that she had fallen to the floor. He Yuan placed the wine cup on the table and sneered: “Ben wang didn’t think that you would be shameless enough to mention this matter.”

Wang ye,” Qu Yue Su’s expression changed. She knelt in front of He Yuan, reaching out to hug his leg as she pleaded, “Wang ye, please save qie’s paternal family, qie… …”

“From beginning to end, ben wang had never even looked at Chang De Gong Fu,” He Yuan sneered and kicked her aside. He slowly stood, “If it wasn’t for finding your eyes somewhat attractive, ben wang wouldn’t have taken you into the fu. Just a qie, did you really think that you are ben wang’s heart?”

He didn’t even look at the woman he had kicked, now sprawled on the floor. He adjusted his clothes, “So disappointing. It seems that Qing Liu of Dong Yuan is still more tactful.”

Qu Yue Su covered the chest that had been kicked and struggled to sit up. She only looked at He Yuan’s back as he unhesitatingly left. The silver moonlight illuminated his shoulders, and for no discernible reason, made her feel colder.


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41 thoughts on “何为贤妻 To Be A Virtuous Wife Chapter Eighty One “Inviting Humiliation””

  1. Both of them won’t end well, the qie and the woman-abuser-rapist. I hope their endings will be tragic, well, the rapist should have 100000 times more tragic ending than the qie.

  2. Qu Yue Su was stuck in a difficult position so I can’t blame her. Anyways it was Chang De Gong Fu’s mistake to not have treated QQJ well at the beginning. I’m only regretful to see their children suffer since it was the mistake of the parents.

  3. Thanks for the update. The truth is out why HY married her. Liang Shi is delusional.

  4. true it is the parents mistake that cause the suffering and just hope that the kids don’t end up going the same path!

  5. Thanks! It’s karma. They looked down on QQJ, yet she now has all the cards because she has HH. Rui Wang behaved as expected….QYS has definitely fallen out of favor. HY has called her “entertainment” before….and that’s precisely how he sees her. He doesn’t even respect his wang fei, why would he help a ce fei?

  6. hey hey can someone please update the index of this novel? I like to read the previous chapters at times, but can’t find the links T.T Thanks for the translation ^^

    1. You can access the table of contents by clicking the first red button on the right (three horizontal bars) and float over To Be A Virtuous Wife.

      1. I think what he meant to say that he couldn’t find the links to some of the most recent chapters in the table of contents page as the last chapter in it is only 72 and chapters utpo 81 have been released.

      2. I think what he meant to say that the most recent chapters in the table of contents page has not been updated. Last chapter in that page is only at 72

  7. thanks a lot!
    hmph hmph! he heng and qing ju so cute—! hehehe! well, the servants there have better conditions, certainly! also, fall to ruin, rui wang fu!! to ruin!

  8. I don’t get HY’s last sentence? What did that mean?
    Thanks for the chappie. Real curious to see what QQJ’s children are gonna be like ahahahaha

  9. Ah! My prediction was right! HY kicks QYS! That man is an as*hole. But I really2 dislike Liang shi, she’s so pathetic and self centered, she even doesn’t notice her daughter’s suffer. Duke of CD and Liang shi tried to play God to get rid QJ while she was a kid are so disgusting. Hope HH will throw them to the street in the next chapter. Then HG ascent the thrown, so CDGF will be even more pathetic 😈😈😈

    HH is so sweet and protective toward QJ. I cant with him. Love this couple interaction!

  10. What a pity? Because of Liang shi’s stupidity, both of her children suffered greatly, especially QYS. Although QYS do loathe QQJ, it seems her hatred began just recently due to her jealousy of QQJ’s present status. She didn’t really do anything that harmed QQJ in the past. Even his didi appears only indifferent with QQJ, no hatred whatsoever. This was all on their parents, especially Liang shi, a woman who doesn’t know how to put herself in place.

      1. Is that comment of yours foreshadowing some spiteful behaviour QYS had against QQJ in the past? 😮

  11. Thank-you for the daily translation. And, may I make a suggestion? The quote “….I wouldn’t have left her alive in the beginning” to “I wouldn’t have let her live in the beginning.”

  12. if that is the case, the people from Chang De Gong Fu should have saved themselves the troubles and go directly to QYS rather than “lowering” their status to seek QQJ first. they are in such a dire situation yet still dare to act haughty

  13. HY is dirt! He treats ppl like that and still expects to be king! Lol this chapter I do feel kinda bad for QYS…her family is stupid if they think HY would ever help them…he doesn’t even treat ppl in the public eye with compassion so why would he ever care? Lol she is not even a Wang Fei… Plus there is no gain in helping her family x-x I’m glad QQJ marry HY!! At least he treats his wives kindly!

  14. How HH treats QQJ is the exact opposite on how HY treats QYS. Life is indeed like a wheel of fortune….QQJ suffered before but is now in a loving environment…. QYS, on the other hand, had a pampered loving life but is now suffering as a qie…. Perhaps QYS is paying for the sins of her parents but what a dreadful life….her years of suffering will probably be longer than the years QQJ suffered….. thanks a lot for this update….

  15. I’m starting to really pity Qu Yue Su…
    She was stupid to believe in that idiot mother of hers but she’s really getting it rough for a 16-17 y.o girl. What she did so far (and she didn’t do much apart from listening to her mother) are “mistakes” you can expect from such a young girl.
    Granted QQJ suffered almost as much during her childhood (though she wasn’t raped by a trash guy), I never felt like QYS was “actively” bullying her, so I kinda hope QYS will find a way to have a peaceful life after all this…
    Really, I’m sad for this girl’s fate.

    Thanks for the chapter

    1. She didn’t actively bully her but she also didn’t care whether she lived or died either. Pretty much she didn’t pay QQJ any attention at all, now she can’t help but pay attention to QQJ and be jealous of her.

      1. She didn’t obviously but that’s their childhood. Does she need to be driven to suicide at 17 y.o because she acted like a spoiled child during childhood?
        If between two siblings, their parents favor one of them, the favored one doesn’t deserve to have a bleak future because of the parent’s behaviour. Being jealous is human nature. A 17 y.o adolescent girl still undergoing puberty doesn’t deserve to have her life ruined because she felt jealous of her sister or because their parents behaved like trash in the past.

        Was she concerned about QQJ’s situation in the past? No. She’s a bad sister.
        Was she responsible for her parent’s stupidity? No. But she’s paying the consequences, that’s going too far.

        Can you imagine having no future because you didn’t stop your parents from being a**holes when you were a kid?

        That’s my point.

  16. why the f**k is people blaming QYS, she didnt even slight QQJ from the beggining. that TRASH rui wang must live a life worst than death!

  17. I feel sorry for QYS. She is stuck between the abuse of Rui Wang and the wrath of Qin Bai Lu. Without the protection of the abusive prince she will fall to whatever Qin Bai Lu wants to do to her. Some of what she suffers is because of anger of both prince and princess toward Qu Qing Ju–and as someone pointed out she wasn’t a horrible step sister. She is the sacrificial lamb of her family. i think it may have been the nephew Liang Hong who set this in motion when he thought about how they should align themselves with Rui Wang after the birthday fiasco. Everyone only thinking of themselves. They had nothing to offer but their daughter. If they had laid low and mrried their daughters to noblemen who would have them–or any decent family, even if untitled–they wouldn’t be in the mess they are in today. Although QYS went along with the plan hopefully and has some greed of her own it probably would have been useless for her to defy her family.

  18. Did HY take QYS in as a qie because her eyes were somewhat similar to QQJ’s? Or did he take her in to piss off HH only (as the girl was related to HH’s wife)?

  19. I really very sad for this Qu shi. She lowered herself to spite her sister, hoping to one day enter the palace, even as a just a concubine, then use that to spite her older sister… Her intentions were foul from the beginning, the jealousy and hatred that grew in her heart and the greed from seeing someone she has always looked down upon suddenly elevate brought her to this place, and she walked in willingly… she had chances to turn back… now she is shamed and humiliated and hurt and her family can’t be helped anyway and its just a sorry state… why didn’t she value herself more? I suppose sometimes, the apple truly doesn’t fall far from the tree… she is her mother’s daughter, only able to see so far, and willing to do bad things to gain for herself… I suppose this is the lot of the selfish people…

  20. Sei que naquele tempo as crianças eram obrigadas a (crescer) mais cedo, principalmente entre as famílias nobres mas, mesmo sabendo acho que Qu Yue Su está pagando um preço muito alto por uma decisão errada, principalmente se levar em consideração que nenhuma família queria casar seus filhos com a família dela depois do que aconteceu no aniversário do duque

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