Ming Huashang was the younger fraternal twin sister. Her birth symbolized auspiciousness and she lost her mother at a young age causing Duke Zhen to dote on her immensely. She was spoiled to the point where she became ignorant, incompetent, and lazy; she was the complete opposite of her elder fraternal twin brother who was renowned all throughout Chang’an. Ming Huashang originally lived a peaceful life, prepared to dilly dally and eat till she died. Until one night, she had a dream and learned that she was actually a fake daughter.
The two children were swapped at birth, and the real daughter was living among the commoners. Although she was raised in an impoverished environment, she was diligent and motivated. She became a well-known talented woman at a young age, in stark contrast to her fake.
Later, the truth was revealed. The real daughter was taken back to the duke manor causing her status as the fake daughter to plummet. In the end, she was poisoned to death, silently, in the middle of the night.
Ming Huashang, whose biggest dream was to live a long life before dying, was terrified. Seeing that there was only one year left before the return of the real daughter, Ming Huashang tucked her tail between her legs, got her act together, and tried her best to please her elder twin brother in name, Ming Huazhang.
But her aloof and excellent elder brother couldn’t be fooled. Ming Huashang failed to please her big thigh, so she gave up decisively and set her sights on her real elder brother – the top scholar Su Xingzhi, the future prime minister from humble beginnings.
After the third time Ming Huashang sneaked out to meet the newly minted top scholar, Ming Huazhang appeared in her room late at night and said to her in disappointment, “Younger sister, why is your patience still so poor.”