@Belli I feel like the wedding gift list is going to kill me, pretty sure that chapter half the chapter is just listing of the gifts......rip me I love the realism in this especially the characters, sometimes certain novels the side character's (and actually everything else for that matter) all revolve around the ML and MC that it feels like there's nothing to the setting other than the leads. Everyone else just there as props for their shenanigans with no actual purpose other than to service the leads. But this novel the other characters actually feel like actual characters, shockingg. Fourth sister part was so sad, honestly compared to other 'villains' //cough cannon fodders in other novels (and psycho Ruan Fang Fei, i swear this girl has like the whole 'this boy looked at me so he must like me' syndrome, definitely delusional) fourth tangmei isn't really that hateful, she's just stupid and annoying, but mostly cause she wasn't raised right. Her conversation with MC after her realization just wreck my heart, cried when she said how lonely and wrong she was to have jumped into fire pit and how she misses her family, and bit happy that author isn't too cruel to side characters, especially the redeemable kind. Third branch dynamic I loved best because even though their branch is considered the 'antagonist' branch of the family, not everyone is really all that bad, well maybe Liu-shi, but the rest especially the children of the branch are all really good people, and different in personality. I unconsciously kinda compare the family dynamic with RoME cause that was what I last read, though I really shouldn't. Spoiler I like how in third branch everyone is all very different and not all just grouped together into being antagonist to the good characters. I had this bit problem with RoME a bit because, I mean in personality wise, how different was that other branch's brother different from his parents and Shen Qing. To me they just felt like slightly different versions of the same character. I cried on the chapter when MC's third uncle gets injured, and they revealing how her second tang brother, Luo Jing Ming, despite having an asshole father, was the only one genuinely sad and worried for his father. Also how Luo Jing Ming secretly supports all his shu siblings financially and him living really frugally, because Liu-shi really harsh to the shu children. HE SUCH A GOOD BROTHERR. MC's brother actually tries to help him too but he always refuses, and earn money himself. Oh yea Luo Jing Ming birth mother was forced to commit suicide, though not by Liu-shi. However even tho he hates Liu-shi, he's never been blinded by it and just lives his life avoiding her. GRANDPA LUO RAISED HIM RIGHT!! Also even Liu-shi own son is very different in personality from rest. Liu-shi spent too much of her energy on her daughter that she neglects her actual son. So he's raised into this timid and innocent little pudding, even getting bullied by the servants sometimes. He was really precious. Also I swear this author goes into way too much detail on the history and world building. This novel has one of the most convoluted wedding scenes ever, STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTION ON HOW IT'S DONE PRACTICALLY. I mean it's nice culturally to see how the rituals are done, but man too much detail kills translator. In way it's nice that this author puts in the research and effort sometimes. Also the government titles there's wayyy to many, especially in second half the novel where they throw in all the local government systems in detail. AND I USUALLY LIKE POLITICS IN NOVELS, BUT THIS KILLING ME. Well it's good for world building but death to translator.