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The Big Landlord 49.1

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Chapter 49.1 – Homecoming Crisis*

[*T/N: 回门风波 I simplified the title in English, but the full meaning in Chinese would be “first return of bride to her parental home crisis”]

When Fang Jun Ping and Zheng Bi heard that An Zi Ran had come back, they immediately took their daughters along and rushed over.

When they saw that there was another man beside An Zi Ran, like Wang Qing Lan, they also froze up. They did not expect An Zi Ran to bring several strangers back with him.

“The young master of An is finally willing to come back. Looks like he found those relatives. How are the relatives of An family doing?” There were thorns in Zheng Bi’s words. As she spoke she looked around the hall, but she didn’t see An Yu Zhi’s figure, and so she thought that the girl had returned to her boudoir. She saw Fu Wu Tian sitting beside An Zi Ran in one of the two main chairs of the hall and thought that he must be An Yu Zhi’s husband.
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At this time, the news that An Yu Zhi fled from the marriage has not yet reached An Yuan County.

All the people present knew that the so-called ‘relatives’ was actually Fu Wu Tian (and his family). He was the contracted marriage partner of An Yu Zhi. Since the two have married and said their vows, naturally he would be a part of the family now, and thus a ‘relative.’

After seeing Fu Wu Tian, the jealousy within An Qiao E and An Ke Xin grew even stronger.

Fu Wu Tian had a handsome face and an impressive aura. He had a different type of attractiveness than his subordinate, Guan Su. His was a domineering and heroic type of charm, full of masculinity. His strong body gave off a sense of security. Compared to the pretty boy appeal of Guan Su, his type was even more likely to attract women. Especially against An Qiao E and An Ke Xin, these two girls who never left home, his handsome appearance was even more potent. They could practically swoon from just one look.

But one couldn’t blame them for being fascinated by Fu Wu Tian.

Ever since the rumors of Fu Wu Tian’s ugliness were shattered, the entire Jun Zi City now knew that Da Ya’s God of War was a handsome and unrestrained man.

Especially those young girls who saw Fu Wu Tian on the day of the big wedding, their hearts were practically tied to him now. Even though he was already married, there were countless people who still wanted to be his imperial concubine. If it weren’t for the fact that he has only been married for three days, there would certainly be a long line of women at the door of the Fu palace.

Zheng Bi’s eyes fell on Fu Wu Tian. With a handkerchief covering her mouth, she smiled and said, “This person couldn’t possible be our An family’s relative. Don’t know what is this gentleman’s esteemed name? And which of our An family’s relative are you?”

Her words were not very polite.

She has been married to An Chang Fu for almost twenty years, how could she not know all the people related to the An family? In spite of knowing that Fu Wu Tian could not possibly be a previous relation, she still said those words, and there was ridicule in her voice. In particular, the last sentence, it was said with the subtext of ‘I know you are not a relative of the family.’ It was purely with the attitude of watching a joke.

But who was Fu Wu Tian?

All of Da Ya’s hundreds of thousands of troops must obey before him, let alone one woman.

Fu Wu Tian’s pair of dark and fathomless eyes fell upon Zheng Bi. “Would the An family’s son-in-law be considered a relative?”

Zheng Bi had never seen such unfathomable eyes. She was scared stiff. She almost couldn’t hold on to her handkerchief and dropped it to the floor. Her scalp went numb and her tongue almost froze over. Barely managing to pull a smile onto her face she said, “This concubine has not heard that a daughter of An have been married. This gentleman must be joking.”

Fu Wu Tian spoke with insouciance, “Just because you have not heard does not mean that the An family does not have a son-in-law. If you don’t know, then that just means you are not qualified.”

Zheng Bi’s face twisted.

Fang Jun Ping and Wang Qing Lan’s expressions were also not good. To say that Zheng Bi was not qualified, that automatically included them too. Although they knew that a concubine’s status was low, to hear it in person was still hard to swallow.

Wang Qing LAn suddenly spoke up, “Zi Ran, why didn’t Yu Zhi come back with you?”

She was the first to come out and ‘greet’ them. At that time, she stood atop the steps of the hall and had a relatively wide field of vision. Although she couldn’t see the situation at the front door, even if An Zi Ran had An Yu Zhi return to her boudoir, it couldn’t have been that fast, so the only explanation was that An Yu Zhi did not come back with them. Why didn’t she come back? Intuition told her that there was something wrong with this.

An Zi Ran’s eyes snapped to her. He always knew that Wang Qing Lan was a smart person. It was not unexpected for her to realize that An Yu Zhi was not with them.

“She ran away from the marriage.”

When those words were said, everyone was shocked.

Even An Qiao E and An Ke Xin who had their eyes downcast couldn’t help but raise their heads, revealing a shocked expression. They couldn’t digest this heavy news for a while. They didn’t even have time to gloat.

Zheng Bi quickly used her handkerchief to cover her mouth and couldn’t stop the schadenfreude. “Our Yu Zhi is the Third Miss of An, how could she run away from a marriage?”

“That’s right. Could you have mistaken? How could the young miss of the first wife run away from marriage?!” Wang Qing Lan also echoed. Although she tried to express shock in her voice, she still could not hide the hidden shade of happiness within it.

Only Fang Jun Ping, who was not good with words, did not speak, but her eyes showed a hint of happiness.

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Muse: I know it’s dissatisfying to see when a chapter has been split, so I would like to clarify for you what is the deciding factor that divides a chapter. If the original text is over 2600 characters long, then the chapter gets updated in two parts, because all of us who have seen that many Chinese characters together can probably agree that it is a nightmare to look at. Anything below that cut-off point will get updated as a full chapter, even if it is at a frustrating 2599 characters long.

Just a heads up, once we hit the VIP chapters (around chapter 58) almost all the chapters are over 2600 (and even 6000) characters long, so you will see chapters divided into two or three parts, but I will always try my best to keep a minimum of 1200 characters per update (sometimes the 2600 characters don’t split evenly during translation), so I hope you won’t be too disappointed when you start seeing consecutive chapters being split into parts.

31 thoughts on “The Big Landlord 49.1

  1. Sincerely, Thank you your time and efforts.
    Sometimes seeing a new chapter from my favorite novels is all that gets me through a day. So your work (and the work of other translators like you) are some of the greatest joys in my life right now.
    So again, thank you.

    1. Thank you for your kind words! And I understand what you mean, that excitement of seeing a novel you like updated is wonderful ^-^

  2. 😢 I get what you meant about seeing so many chinese characters. I’m already dying seeing them in the scary MTL. Ty!! Fighto

  3. Wow, those idiot concubines really don’t have much in the way of self-preservation instincts, do they?

    I mean, I get why in the medieval era they wouldn’t be able to tell who the Emperor’s son is by face alone without royal regalia. But An Zi Ran is holding their estate above water when the relatives are OBVIOUSLY trying to steal it. If nothing else, they should’ve noticed by now that their fortunes are tied to Zi Ran if only temporarily.

    All they are doing is proving Zi Ran right in not trusting them.

  4. This update:
    Everyone: How could she run from marriage?!
    Next update:
    AZR: That’s why FWT married me.
    Everyone: (´Д#⊂ヽ
    Me: Y’all knew yer destiny as cannon fodders, don’t look so surprised _(:3//)_

    Thanks for the update~~

  5. no worries on splitting the chapters!

    FWT better watch his teasing later to AZR in private, he might get mad hearing too much about the silly concubines 👀

  6. we have no right. Please take all the time that you need. I once saw a fanfiction with 300 words and it was already daunting trying to translate it (im trying to learn chinese so im starting small lol )

    I admire you for having so much patience. Please dont let others pressure you to update. Please do so leisurely *hugs*

    1. You’re so sweet. Thank you \(^-^)/ *hugs*
      And yeah, starting small is a good method, if we bite off more than we can chew right away, it’ll scare us off from learning a new language. Let’s both do our best. Fight on!

  7. OeO don’t even think about FWT, he’s a married wangye! close your eyes, don’t look at Ziran’s husband! > 3<)/
    I don't get why they're looking for death and offending people left and right, do you have power, lady? ……aiyo, at least suck up to An Ziran and his guests, especially if they appear powerful
    if you're good to him, he'll (probably) help your marriage too later,, aiyo, aiyo

  8. I honestly started getting misty-eyed over the fact that your translating this story. Thank you for sticking it out with us and doing such an immaculate job. I fervently hope after completing this novel – you would consider translating Who Dares Slander My Senior Brother. Pleasee!! Yes, I know someone else is translating it, but the work is so cringey. Anyway, thank you for all the hard work you’ve done for us English fans. Kudos 🙂

    1. I’m touched by your comment. Readers like you make it worth the effort. It’s good to know that people enjoy the work I put into it. If WDSMSB ever gets dropped, I will definitely consider picking it up, since you asked me so nicely, and I also find the premise interesting. But just as etiquette between translators I won’t take up a project if it already has a translator. It won’t feel right otherwise.

      1. Thank you for considering it!! <3

        And you're right about etiquette between translators. I submit to your superior wisdom, my dear. Ciao 🙂

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