The Regent’s Little Emperor (34)
Without giving Bai Weiwei any time to react, he immediately gave orders to return to the palace.
Bai Weiwei was placed in the carriage.
Xie Yunting also boarded the carriage, and even though he was seriously injured, he could still keep his eye on her and stop her escape.
Bai Weiwei was shocked and angry. She leaned against the side of the carriage, and not against him.
Xie Yunting saw her eyes full of anger, without even half the tenderness from the previous disaster. He also looked gloomy.
The carriage sped all the way back, and when the sky was slightly bright, the palace gate could be seen.
Xie Yunting looked at her and found that her face was white, and her fingers were tightly clutching her clothes.
As soon as she entered the palace, she would no longer be in charge.
Was that why she was so scared?
Bai Weiwei noticed his gaze and at last couldn’t help it. Her voice carried a trace of pleading.
“Xie Yunting, I can immediately write an edict of abdication, if you let me go now there’s still time. If you take me back you have to wait for me to die before you can take the throne. If I run now you can immediately take over…”
When Xie Yunting heard these stubborn words, the evil thoughts in his heart couldn’t help but leap higher.
“Enough. The emperor’s life is long. Even if you want to die, I have countless ways to keep you alive.”
Bai Weiwei didn’t understand. She said, “It’s not good for you that I’m alive.”
Xie Yunting’s eyes were fiercely burning. His handsome face, in the darkness of the carriage, had a ghostly chill.
“Naturally His Majesty is good, but this minister has not yet enjoyed it. How could you leave?”
Bai Weiwei couldn’t wrap her mind around it. She snarled, “What benefit can I give you, a minister of power1 who committed the heinous crime of forcing the emperor to step down. Besides being the emperor, is there any other route you can take?”
If a minister of power didn’t take the next step, and they were counterattacked by the emperor, there was only the confiscation of their property, and the extermination of the entire family line.
She was furious, but his attention was drawn to her angry and captivatingly rosy face, her watery eyes, and her slightly parted lips, like petals that drew him in.
From the day he set eyes on the little emperor, he felt a terrible attraction to her.
Xie Yunting asked, neither slow nor fast, “His Majesty is so worried for this official’s life, is it because he likes this official?”
These words, clearly there was nothing, but it was as though there was something.
So much so that Xie Yunting nearly convinced himself that the little emperor liked him.
Otherwise, why care whether he could or couldn’t be emperor?
This idea came to mind.
At the same time Bai Weiwei heard the system’s warning.
【5 lightning strikes from heaven, 1 chance remaining before host is struck down by lightning and turned into a pulp. Saying goodbye to the host ahead of time, may your journey to the next life go well.】
Go well your system, ah.
Who was going well!
Xie Yunting this person who had never loved anyone since he was young, every day yy-ing2 that others loved him this scum goods. She’d been swearing to death that she didn’t since the beginning, and he still thought that she liked him?
He was this shameless?
Bai Weiwei’s face was ghastly. This wasn’t a performance, it was genuine.
For the first time she had a sense of crisis.
If she didn’t fill up the favorability level, five heavenly lightning strikes, she’d die unreconciled.
Bai Weiwei immediately changed face. Her hands gripped the carriage, her face shocked.
“Tai Fu, are you joking? Like you? We’re both men, how can you say such a thing as like?”
Xie Yunting’s heart sank. The little emperor was so against love between men?
Just thinking this, he saw her nauseated face, her eyes full of loathing.
“If Tai Fu wants to make jokes, he should not make such cheap and shameless dirty jokes. The thing I hate most in my life is two men being together. Just thinking about it, I can’t eat for three days, can’t sleep for ten days. So disgusting.”
1: 权臣: a court official whose (military and political) power threatens the authority of the emperor. Can also be used to describe a eunuch.↩
2: abbreviation for 意淫. To fantasize, to have unrealistic expectations, to interpret things in narcissistic ways.↩