The Regent’s Little Emperor (42)
Bai Weiwei finally collapsed, and she shivered and curled up into herself. “Don’t do this to me, Xie Yunting, don’t force me.”
Xie Yunting sighed with false remorse, and couldn’t help but bow his head and kiss her again.
The more she struggled, the more she drove him mad.
This endlessly entangling kiss was fierce and oppressive, and she couldn’t refuse.
Bai Weiwei fruitlessly resisted, the light in her eyes gradually fading, her tears unable to stop flowing.
He kissed away her tears. His eyes flashed with a glimmer of pain, but they were mostly darkened by a predatory desire to plunder.
His hands seized her belt and was about to pull it loose, but suddenly his fingers lost their strength.
He shook his head, but he felt vaguely dizzy.
Bai Weiwei, thinking she couldn’t escape this catastrophe, desperately reached out to the system. “What do I do, ah, Temmie, ah, my secret will be exposed.”
The melon eating system: “Isn’t exposing it better, the favorability will definitely shoot up.”
Bai Weiwei: “If my female dressed as a male secret is exposed, Xie this scum goods’ brain hole might think I like him. I can’t take the risk, ah.”
As a man she swore up and down that she didn’t like him, and he still deluded himself four times that she liked him.
If she was a woman and she struggled to death, he might make up that she was loosening the reins only to grasp them better1, a vixen whose mouth shouted that she didn’t want but body was being very honest.
And then she’d be struck by lightning.
This secret couldn’t be revealed like this.
The system was incredibly calm. “En, restrain your grief2, do first, we can consider what to do after.”
It went through so many planes, but it had never really seen anything unsuitable for children. Penniless, without even any welfare.
It was going on strike.
Bai Weiwei: “Actually, it’s only a small matter, I was just afraid that thief Xie was too bent to be straightened, and if he sees me and immediately loses all his affection points, the favorability might suddenly drop to the negatives.”
System: “…makes sense.”
Bai Weiwei finished communicating with the system and finally discovered that Xie Yunting hadn’t moved for a long time. The hands resting on her thighs… didn’t even move down.
A touch away from letting the cat out of the bag.
Why wasn’t he touching?
Bai Weiwei fixed her gaze and saw that Xie Yunting’s fierce and cold eyes were glaring at her.
“What drug did you give me?”
Bai Weiwei thought that he was asking again one of those ‘why am I crazy about her’ questions, when a spring medicine4 hadn’t even been given.
But then she also noticed that something wasn’t right.
Unable to move, weak from head to toe.
She and Xie Yunting were sandwiched together, big eyes starting at small eyes.
Suddenly, someone quietly approached. Xie Yunting couldn’t move, but his face was murderous.
The bed screen was lifted, and Gao Jixiang’s old chrysanthemum face appeared.
“You have suffered, Your Majesty.”
He wept and shoved off Xie Yunting, and grabbed hold of the Young Master who had nearly been squashed.
Bai Weiwei stared blankly. Fuck, the eunuch was unexpectedly a master of medicine. She never would have imagined.
Gao Jixiang redressed Bai Weiwei in her outer clothing while wiping his tears.
“High official Chen said that the thief Xie harbored bad thoughts for the emperor, that he must have rushed back this evening, and asked this old slave to light bone softening incense3.”
High official Chen?
She nearly forgot about this canon fodder Chen Jingzhi.
After Gao Jixiang gave her clothes, he fed her the antidote, which took some time to take effect.
But at last Bai Weiwei could open her mouth to speak. She whispered: “Teacher said this. Is he not in prison?”
Gao Jixiang placed her upright in a chair and looked for a sword.
“High official Chen secretly contacted the remaining imperial force. Just now he already broke out of prison, and he wanted me to save His Majesty.”
Bai Weiwei saw him carry the sword to the bed.
“What are you doing?”
Gao Jixiang unsheathed the sword. “This thief cannot stay. This slave will kill him, then take Young Master to flee.”
1: 欲擒故纵: in order to capture, one must let loose; push-pull.↩
2: 节哀: possibly shortened version of 节哀顺变: restrain your grief, accept fate.↩
3: 软骨香: can also be cartilage/soft bone incense, but bone softening sounds more in line with its effects.↩
4: 春药: aphrodisiac ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)↩