My Everlasting Bride (2023) s01e17 Episode Script

Episode 17

[My Everlasting Bride]
[My only plan is to keep her safe.]
[Episode 17]
Papers, papers, papers!
Young Marshal of Hongzhou
Nie Zhen is a wanted man in the city!
[Hongzhou Restaurant]
The Nie family is in hot water!
Why did you ask me here?
I thought I made
Xiaodie's message clear last night.
She won't see you.
Remember the blade you came at me with?
Do not start this with me.
I don't owe you a thing.
The eviction order you've received
is keeping me out of Hongzhou.
You should thank your sister.
If she hadn't assumed power,
you wouldn't have been able
to set foot in here again.
Well, it's a string of strange encounters.
Let's get right into it, shall we?
Let me in on Xiaodie's plans.
You don't get to be a smarty-pants.
You don't trust me to do a good job?
Actually, I do.
And I also think
that you're cleverer than Xiaodie.
But I like her.
So whatever she says goes.
Life is uncertain.
Who knows?
Maybe I might stand a chance with her.
I've been doing some digging
on your sister's backer.
The truth is,
Xiaodie isn't exactly safe.
Because all of her plans
practically focus on me.
If you go on doing her bidding,
I can get out of it alive,
but that's not necessarily
the case for Xiaodie.
Is that really what you want?
(Xiaodie has spent every penny)
(and all the gold
and silver bullion my family had)
(to clear an escape route for you.)
(She bought off
all the sentry posts in Hongzhou)
(with a substantial amount of money.)
(With gold or silver ingots)
(scattered all over the city,)
(it'll be impossible
to maintain law and order.)
(At the border,)
(nearly 100 cars will cross
at the same time.)
(They will all be)
(under suspicion of carrying you.)
(All local fishermen hunted offshore
have been bribed and assembled.)
(The waterway that leads to the South)
(is the secret path
Xiaodie has fixed you up with.)
When you arrive in Jiangzhou,
contact this person.
He'll take you to the Hu family.
Xiaodie's real family.
The family that's had a monopoly
on the jewelry market in the South?
That's correct.
What about you?
I'm going to play the fool
and drink my problems away.
Sounds like a well-thought-out plan.
But you haven't told me
the most important part,
have you?
(She'll go to your house
to find my sister,)
(and volunteer)
(as a hostage in place of you.)
It won't work.
Do you think
my sister's going to kill Xiaodie?
Maybe she won't.
But I bet my bottom dollar that
whoever she's working for
will use Xiaodie to blackmail me
into coming back here.
Then can you save her?
A part is missing.
The part where you upset the balance
by getting Xiaodie out of there,
leaving my sister with no hostage?
You know, I deeply regret
not stopping her from marrying you.
Well, I did not meet her at my house.
You never stood a chance.
This isn't really a good time
for sarcasm.
The information you have,
is it enough to turn the table?
Not enough.
Not enough?
How much more evidence do you need?
She's facing a backlash
for trying to keep you safe.
And she's too worried about you to eat.
Gosh, I wish I could stab you right now.
I just can't stand brainiacs like you.
But you people are the only ones
capable of tackling thorny issues.
You and Xiaodie
you guys are a match made in heaven.
Why haven't you found him yet?
Get out.
Be patient.
It's just one bad move.
We just have to win.
Easier said than done.
Just think about it, Ms. Yan.
Where will Nie Zhen go
after getting
out of here?
But that's my home.
Losing a pawn won't matter much.
But if our king is captured,
we lose the game.
couldn't find your precious handmaiden?
She's always been out of my reach.
It's been so long,
big sister.
It's you.
It can only be me.
It has to be.
Business is a gamble.
Xiaodie's always been the one
to run my family business.
I feel like a useless weakling.
But this time
I want in.
I'm going to take a chance
on you.
The winner takes it all.
What are you going to gamble with?
My life.
♪Dreams sifting through the fingers♪
♪With so many stories left unfinished♪
♪Drifting towards who,
turning and tossing♪
♪Long ago and so far away♪
♪Waiting, oh, for rebirth through Nirvana♪
♪The Milky Way's stars passed too hastily♪
♪Still clinging to those eyes♪
♪A gust of wind through the brambles♪
♪Unwilling to resign
the rest of my life to fate♪
♪Wading through endless seas of blood♪
♪Vainly hoping in the crevices of time♪
♪Never ceasing, learning to be composed♪
♪Loneliness cherishes
the afterglow of the setting sun♪
♪In rumors, where did she come and go?♪
♪As always, ice and snow melt♪
♪How did I fall into a silent void?♪
♪Eyes empty yet unrepentant♪
♪Concealing boundless solitary courage♪
♪Devoting half a lifetime♪
♪Indulging in♪
♪Life and death together♪
♪Loneliness wastes
the afterglow of the setting sun♪
♪In tales, with whom
did she once embrace?♪
♪Vulgar folks chat and laugh merrily♪
♪How did I disappoint sincere affection?♪
♪A thought insincere amidst the dust♪
♪She won't avoid
her destined ordeal in this life♪
♪Not destined to encounter♪
♪Yet firmly believing♪
♪Life and death together♪
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