HM Chapter 186 – 236

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Hidden Marriage
Summary of Chapter 186 – 236

  • Lu Tingxiao saves Ning Xi from the attackers
  • Ning Yaohua arrives on the scene and assumes that Lu Tingxiao isn’t rich because of the cheap family car
  • Ning Yaohua scolds Ning Xi for having a kept man and leaves
  • Little Treasure wants to grow up faster so he can protect her
  • Ning Xi opens the package, a birthday gift from her female cousin, Ning Tianxin: a perfume bottle
  • Ning Tianxin was the only one who treated her well in the Ning Family
  • The second package has no sender written on it, so Lu Tingxiao offers to open the package for her
  • The car continues driving itself on autopilot
  • The package turns out to be a diamond glitter bomb from YS

 

  • A car has been following them, it’s Ning Yaohua
  • They return to Platinum Palace and Ning Yaohua gets blocked at the entrance
  • Ning Xi, Lu Tingxiao and Little Treasure change into aprons
  • Ning Xi melts from Little Treasure’s cuteness and takes more photos
  • After cooking up a storm, Lu Tingxiao asks if she dreamt of being a cook
  • Ning Xi reveals that her dream was to be someone’s wife
  • They forgot to buy vegetables
  • Lu Tingxiao mentions that they can go to Lu Jingli’s place to pick some
  • Ning Xi and Little Treasure head over to Lu Jingli’s vegetable garden and trigger a burglar alarm after picking some vegetables, calling Lu Jingli out
  • Lu Jingli joins them for dinner and posts a photo on his Weibo, showing off his future sister-in-law’s cooking, earning the praise of his parents

 

  • Lu Tingxiao reveals Ning Xi’s manager: Lin Zhizhi, who created an international movie star, Leng Manyun
  • Ning Xi needs to pass her test before Lin Zhizhi will accept training her
  • Ning Xi puts Little Treasure to sleep and offers to cook more for Little Treasure
  • Lu Tingxiao refuses, asking her how he’ll be able to cope after she leaves
  • She sleeps badly and dreams of the night that she was drugged and dreams that she lost control and threw herself into Lu Tingxiao’s arms

 

  • The next day, she heads to Golden Age Entertainment to meet Lin Zhizhi
  • Lin Zhizhi tells her that she is to replace Leng Manyun and has to meet her standards for half a year
  • She introduces her to her new assistant: Hu Tao, nicknamed Taozi
  • Lin Zhizhi issues her an apartment in Pearl River Apartments, the most expensive apartments in Beijing
  • Ning Xueluo lives there too
  • The previous artist she had nurtured for years, Leng Manyun, retired because of a man, so Lin Zhizhi gives a condition: Ning Xi can’t date anyone

 

  • Ning Xi checks online news, Lu Jingli tweeted that Ning Xi has joined Golden Age
  • Lu Tingxiao retweeted it, causing netizens to think that Ning Xi is innocent and there’s something more to the story
  • Ning Xi returns to Platinum Palace and is given the go-ahead to tweet about the upcoming press conference
  • She takes a call from Jiang Muye in her room, he scolds her for joining Golden Age, and nags at her to open the email again
  • The email contains two recordings: one of Lu Tingxiao mentioning a girl he likes to his parents
  • The second recording is the one where Lu Tingxiao was talking to Jiang Muye and kissed Ning Xi
  • Jiang Muye reveals that Lu Tingxiao kissed her
  • Ning Xi tells him that she trusts Lu Tingxiao and that company and private matters are kept separate
  • After hanging up, she imagines the scene where Lu Tingxiao kissed her
  • Ning Xi stays in bed and tells them that she’s not going to have dinner
  • Her mind is blank as she thinks about what happened

 

  • Lu Tingxiao is trying to put Little Treasure to bed but he’s not cooperating
  • Ning Xi reads a story and Little Treasure sleeps
  • She reveals that she used to hate children and would dodge them, but she unexpectedly feels close to Little Treasure
  • She goes to bed and dreams in a daze that Lu Tingxiao kissed her and said ‘Good night, I love you’

 

  • Ning Xueluo, Chang Li and Cui Caijing are worried about the upcoming press conference
  • Ning Xi appears at the press conference with Lin Zhizhi, Lu Jingli, the great lawyer Chen Jing and the head of PR, Liang Feixing
  • The reporters are stunned that so many bigshots appeared at a newcomer’s press conference
  • Lawyer Chen plays an audio recording of the prop director, Zhang Qiang, confessing that someone hired him to frame Ning Xi and reveals the IP address traced back to Ning Xueluo’s apartment, as well as the bank account that was traced to Ning Xueluo’s assistant
  • The lawyer also reveals Ning Xueluo’s injury report and the doctor’s diagnosis detailing that Ning Xi held back to Ning Xueluo only suffered superficial wounds and could be discharged on the same day
  • Lawyer Chen then shows a document for a lawsuit against Ning Xueluo’s defamation of Ning Xi
  • Lu Jingli answers a reporter’s question: Golden Age took on Ning Xi because of her great potential
  • He then demands for all the reporters to apologise to Ning Xi
  • After the press conference, he requests a reward: Ning Xi’s cooking

 

  • Su Yan and Ning Xueluo watch the press conference live in Xueluo’s apartment
  • When the truth is revealed, Ning Xueluo turns the blame on Cui Caijing, but Su Yan no longer believes her and runs out, thinking about Ning Xi

 

  • Ning Xi and Jiang Muye meet in a bar to discuss Lu Tingxiao
  • Ning Xi reveals that Lu Tingxiao proposed to her when they first met
  • Ning Xi asks Muye: “If you walk into a room and the person you love has been dosed with aphrodisiac and is wearing a transparent nightgown, lying on a king size bed with rose petals scattered around, what would you do?”
  • Muye: “Of course I’ll just get on the bed and do her! Otherwise I wouldn’t be considered a man! Or I probably don’t even love that woman!”
  • Ning Xi reveals that Lu Tingxiao didn’t do anything at all when he was in the same situation
  • Jiang Muye tries to convince her that there’s another side to Lu Tingxiao she hasn’t seen, but Ning Xi states that he has only ever treated her well
  • Jiang Muye asks if she wants to get together with him
  • Ning Xi says, “Of course not! I’m clear on what my status is like, compared to his!”
  • Her heart is moved, but she still holds on to her rationality

 

  • Back at the Lu Residence, Lu Jingli manages to connect to a listening device at Ning Xi and Jiang Muye’s table
  • Lu Tingxiao orders him to delete it without listening
  • Ning Xi returns with Jiang Muye
  • She gets a call from the hospital saying that her boyfriend was in a car accident, but she doesn’t have a boyfriend
  • Lu Tingxiao, Lu Jingli and Jiang Muye stare at her
  • She doesn’t know who it is, but in case it’s a friend, she goes to the hospital with Lu Jingli as company
  • Lu Jingli tries to convince her to leave when they see it’s Su Yan, but Ning Xi pets Su Yan and calls him Yan-gege
  • Lu Tingxiao, Jiang Muye and Little Treasure arrive at this moment and stand outside the ward
  • Su Yan wakes up and apologise to Ning Xi
  • She refuses his apology and reminisces about good memories from the past
  • Little Treasure rushes in and cries, causing Ning Xi to panic
  • Su Yan asks who the child is but Ning Xi just leaves
  • Outside the ward, Lu Jingli asks what she’s pulling and Jiang Muye reveals that she’s just acting innocent to play Su Yan
  • Ning Xi calls Ning Xueluo to inform her about Su Yan, and records Ning Xueluo swearing and scolding at her, and sends it to Su Yan

 

  • At 3am at night, Ning Xi can’t sleep
  • Lu Tingxiao ‘sleepwalks’ to her room, lies in her bed and cuddles her
  • She stares at his face and is conflicted about whether to kiss him, since he won’t remember anything in his ‘sleepwalking’
  • She doesn’t kiss him and Lu Tingxiao relaxes, but suddenly, she french kisses him
  • Ning Xi still can’t sleep so she looks at entertainment news
  • Jiang Muye calls her and realises there’s someone beside her, suspects that it’s Lu Tingxiao
  • Ning Xi claims that it’s Little Treasure and then invites Jiang Muye out the next day

 

  • When Ning Xi wakes up, Lu Tingxiao is no longer there
  • She brings Little Treasure and Jiang Muye out to the supermarket and cooks for them
  • Jiang Muye takes a picture of her back and shows it off on his Weibo, and Lu Tingxiao messages him: Don’t let Little Treasure eat too much, he’s been getting heavier
  • Ning Xi reveals that Lin Zhizhi is her new manager, and it turns out that Lin Zhizhi is Jiang Muye’s ex-girlfriend

 

  • Another day, Ning Xi brings Little Treasure out shopping with some bodyguards
  • They bump into Su Yan and Ning Xueluo out shopping for a gift
  • Ning Xueluo tries to act as if Ning Xi would never forgive her and tears up
  • Ning Xi forgives her on the spot, and Little Treasure comes out of the changing room
  • Ning Xi buys a bunch of kids’ clothing at once
  • Ning Xueluo states that Ning Xi must have become a kept mistress and given birth to a child
  • Su Yan refuses to hear any of it

 

  • Ning Xi has been avoiding Lu Tingxiao for 2 days but he comes to pick her and Little Treasure up
  • When they reach home, she hides in her room
  • Lu Tingxiao comes to find her
  • Lu Tingxiao: I miss you
  • He hugs her and rests his head on her shoulders

 

  • Ning Xi tries to dodge him the next morning but he’s at home
  • He gives her a kiss on the forehead before he leaves
  • Ning Xi realises that he’s getting more active in chasing her
  • Little Treasure draws the three of them together as a family
  • At dinner, Lu Jingli points out that Ning XI is dodging Lu Tingxiao

 

  • At 12 midnight, Ning Xi goes out in heavy makeup and sexy clothing, she meets Lu Tingxiao on the way out, then goes to a bar
  • A guy who is clearly married hits on her and they go out to an alley
  • Lu Tingxiao and Lu Jingli followed her out, and watch
  • The guy gets beaten up
  • Ning Xi video calls his wife (about to be divorced) and shows her the beaten up husband
  • Lu Jingli speculates that Ning Xi’s long list of ex-boyfriends was due to her complex about men who cheat and she executes justice on them

 

  • Ning Xi goes to the riverside and lies on the bank, waiting for mosquitoes to bite her
  • She falls asleep and Lu Tingxiao hugs her to keep her warm
  • When she wakes up, she has a few mosquito bites
  • She returns home and shows off the mosquito bites, thinking that Lu Tingxiao would assume that they are hickies
  • Lu Tingxiao sees through her ploy and applies ointment on the bites for her instead
  • She continues going to bars every night and abusing cheating men
  • However, Lu Tingxiao isn’t turned off by it at all, so she just accompanies Little Treasure in the day instead
  • Little Treasure becomes less depressed and introverted and becomes more like a normal child

TL Note: I had to drop HM and stop doing summaries as the official publisher, Qidian, has picked it up. Please read these announcements for more details:

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