Startling by Each Step Episode 23

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Zhang Xiao, a contemporary, ethnically Han Chinese young woman from the 21st century, accidentally travels back in time to the Qing Dynasty period during the reign of Kangxi Emperor after experiencing a deadly combination of traffic collision and electrocution, resulting her somehow reliving the life of one of her previous incarnations and forcing her to assumes the identity belongs to her past avatar: Maertai Rexi, teenage daughter of a Manchu nobleman, who also had a near-fatal incident in her own time which Zhang awakes from.

Being stranded in the past, in the body of a centuries earlier incarnation of herself, and believe by many of Maertai’s family and friends that the sudden change of her behavior and memory loss is resulted of her head injury, Zhang Xiao awares that there will be a dangerous power struggle known to history between the scheming princes for the throne, which will results Aisin-Gioro Yinzhen to succeed as the Yongzheng Emperor after his father’s death. Zhang Xiao tries to change the future outcomes for the better, hoping to prevents any casualty as written in the future without interfering a man’s destiny, while trying to find a way to return to her time period. However, Zhang ultimately realizes that, not only she fails to alter the course of the approaching events, but also, under a predestination paradox, she is fated to become an instigator of the tragedy she tries to prevent resulted by her actions in the past and the princess’ romantic affections towards her.

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19 thoughts on “Startling by Each Step Episode 23

  1. we shouldnt forget that rouxi comes from 21st century…so its possible that she would give up 14 for 4 becuz she is following her heart…which normal girls in tat century is afraid to do…=)

  2. 我覺得康熙帝將若曦許配給十四是因為他屬意十四繼承大統,若曦即使不是皇后,也是皇妃,康熙是為了她的幸福著想,要她有著顯貴的後半生。皇上是真的疼她。

  3. don’t really like 4, in the end only care about his throne the most. 14 makes the best effort he can to save the people he likes even if ruoxi and 13 are not on his side.

    • Yea but Yongzheng was a pretty good king, albeit a bit overstrict. Kings have to sacrifice the smaller things and look at the big picture. If he allowed the others to shake his power base thus creating internal strife or an ineffective governememt, or leave everything for a girl, then he will be causing suffering for countless others and even more of a bastard I think.

      Although in this novel alot of his more gruelsome acts are because he was trying to hide the (fictitous) fact that he usurped the throne.

    • the reason why ruoxi decides to stick with the 4th prince is that when she is in danger, his only thought was to safe her. He could have died if the arrow shot him. At least for that instance, he placed ruoxi in front of the throne and his own life. that is what the 8th prince cannot do.

    • The 4th cares about the throne because he is looking at the bigger picture, if he helps Ruoxi now, then he will have destroyed chances of saving the 13th and possibly make the situation worse for Ruoxi,

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