Startling by Each Step Episode 22

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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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  • TL

    I don’t think it’s fair for 8 ye!  The only reason he was not favor because of his mom.  And the king just keeps thinking no matter what he does, he’s wrong.

  • mm


  • XL

    awww… 你受伤了我会更痛!sooooo sweet!

    • guest


  • Harry Potter<3

    LOL. Ten’s, HUGE eyes when Ruo Xi and Fu Jin were getting along.. XD XD Buaahahahahhahahahhahah

  • Harry Potter<3

    I love how Ten Fu Jin respects Ruo Xi now. 🙂

  • omg

    at first i thought the actress for RX is quite pretty but then after watching for a while her beauty sorta died…

  • Lixiyan

    What is written at the red colour paper that 8th wife get? Pity 8th prince.. huhu..

    • 責躬省過 (zé gōng xǐng guò) basically means reflect his own faults

  • Aggy

    omggg.. i’m so happy.. all the episodes are out!!! words cannot express my happiness! but i dont want this drama to end soon!! omgggg hahahah

  • 那隻鷹好可憐呀…希望他們不是真的做一些虐待動物的事情…

  • yu

    ohh!! im in love with this drama!! 

  • guest

    Really appreciate those who share the answers to the questions for this show! Thanks a million 🙂

  • guest

    Can someone write the novel in English please….

    • sushi8

      they’ve gotten pretty far subbing the novel already

  • Xxhearts_luvnxx

    wait why was the king mad about the bird?? idnt get itttt):

    • Sphen93

      the bird is dead.

      • guest

        But why would 8th prince give him a dead bird? He didn’t realised it’s dead or he deliberately gave him a dead bird? ?

        • guest

          Ok I think I got it. Someone killed it to frame him. Please correct me if I’m wrong. Thanks

          • guest

            nope. you’re right… keep watching on, everything will become clear

          • LA

            I think it isn’t dead, but it’s on the verge of dying. And the Emperor got mad because he took it that the 8th Prince is trying to hint that he’s dying sooner or later.

    • HarleQuinn

      Yea someone messed with the bird so that its like almost dead. And its an eagle which signifies the king, so it saying that the king is getting old and frail

  • Sphen93

    太精彩了!!! 我要续集,我要续集。 我要原班人马的续集。

  • Guest


  • Thuchen

    My mandarin is limited. Can someone please tell me what Ruoxi said to the 4th prince in the garden and after that 4th told her that she understands him. That really long part, I think concerning something about 13th and also 4th politics and stratgies, at least I guess it was something like that…

    • Adda

      The whole thing she means is she wants him to be an emperor. Patience. 

    • Catherine Tan

      she is jst showing she understands what he is doing. he cant take care of 13th’s wives because 13th admitted that he is doing something behind 4th’s bad and everything has nothing to do with 4th (to protect 4th), so it will be weird for 4th then to take care of 13th’s wives, also now that the emperor is suspecting 4th, 4th lost his position in the emperor’s heart, thus cannot try to ask the emperor to let RX marry him..

      I think thats what they meant, but i cant say im entirely sure.

  • Oh darn? Two days of desperate waiting for an ep & 2 parts ? :/

  • feel sorry for Fourth Prince 🙁 bitch mum~ only thinking about Fourteen(altho both sons are fineeeeee :’P) but having to witness how his mum loves his bro over him makes me sad :(((

    • Southpaw

      it hurts when parents show favoritism

  • yongshi

    what is the ending??? why is there part 2 of the novel ? could anyone tell me?

    • Silver

      the so called part 2 is actually the continue story that is written by another writer called yu duo duo 

  • Silver

    你受伤我会更痛。 T_T

    • aish they changed it from the novel 🙁 thought in the novel he said it better :S

  • guest

    eh, part 3 is?

  • guest

    eh, part 3 is?

  • Remember the mu lan hua hairpin, the necklace and in this episode the blood-tainted white feathered arrow… these are all the evidence for si ye to prove ruo xi’s identity in part 2 of the novel when she ‘returns from the dead’ to reunite with shi san ye and si ye…

    • sushi8

      Learning…can you tell us more about part 2 of the it a fan fiction or out there being subbed into english too?

  • Jojo123

    omg. i just realised. is the 4th & 14th prince’s mum is the huang hou from huanzhugege 1 ? correct me if i’m wron :/

    • guest

      她保养得不错 没怎么变

    • Souffle

      Yes, you are correct. In addition, she is also the Han Empress Lu Zhi from Schemes of a Beauty.

  • guest


    • in the preview they all died…. but the book stopped there, think others said in this drama, she came back and found the guy who knocked her over was Mr Four 😉