Du Zhu1 and the Empress Dowager’s Various Matters (1)
Warning: There is depiction of blood and torture, which may be uncomfortable to read for some.
He was swallowed by the sea in an instant.
The system’s notification also sounded.
【A full-service protective barrier comes with a gift, a novice gift package for three days of life in a comatose state.】
【The host’s life countdown is three seconds, two seconds. Ding, the gift package is unlocked. Requesting host completes the next mission to save your life.】
Bai Weiwei: How many copies of the novice gift package are there? Except for the novice gift package, this system won’t grant anything else?
Without waiting for her retort, a burst of darkness came and swept her out.
Qin Qiu saw the car protruding from the lighthouse, the front of the car was inside and the rear was outside.
What the hell?
Qin Qiu confirmed that Bai Weiwei was unconscious and tied to the driver’s seat, but she was unharmed. He finally breathed a sigh of relief.
The sniper in the helicopter said that he saw the murderer and fired. When he was on the boat, Qin Qiu was shocked and worried that the bullet had hit Bai Weiwei.
Ye Yuxuan, that foolish goods, was heartless, and Qin Qiu was worried that Ye Yuxuan would be unable to find anyone in the future if he wasn’t attentive enough.
Although he was a doctor, why did he have to be the matchmaker.
He felt bitter in his heart.
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Ye Yuxuan finished his dream. When he woke up, the sky was already bright.
Sitting there on the bed, he didn’t know what to think.
Suddenly he turned over and got out of bed, not bothering with putting on his slippers. He opened a notebook to a blank page.
Age: Young, no more than twenty-five
Preferences: Wants to be buried under a field full of flowers.
Hates: Itching, snakes and other similar creatures, hospitals…2
Ye Yuxuan abruptly paused, he realized what the strange feeling boiling inside of his chest was.
This was a desire.
He longed to find her.
This is the first time since Ye Yuxuan was born, he truly felt his emotions.
Although it was only a small bit, but for him.
This is a miracle.
His cellphone’s tone rang again, and Ye Yuxuan picked it up.
Qin Qiu said happily: “Haha, your fiancee was saved by me. I am not very good at this sort of thing. You won’t believe where I rescued her…”
Ye Yuxuan hung up the phone without any emotional fluctuations, then looked at the computer and wondered.
How could he find her.
Could he only see her in his dreams?
Qin Qiu, who was hung up on: “…”
Ye Yuxuan, this guy, was he planning to be alone?
At least ask, ah. His heroic poise and rescue still hadn’t been recounted to him.
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(Gore starts here)
Bai Weiwei squinted as she opened her eyes, and just as she was about to say something.
The system shook and reminded, “You should not talk. This time is a bit… heavy, brace yourself.”
When Bai Weiwei was distracted, she heard a man’s sullen and gloomy voice.
“Want to add in, Empress Dowager, you also should know. Bai Zhao killed the people in the Western workshop. The means he used to do so were sinister and cruel. I have always been a person who, when given a foot, will return ten feet. He severed peoples hands, so I peeled off his skin as retribution.”
The words he spoke were neither slow nor fast, but they were frigid and conniving.
Bai Weiwei finally realized what she was seeing.
The place was covered in blood, even the masonry on the ground was dyed red.
A skinned human body, curled up on the ground, and the indistinct outline of the mass of flesh and blood was still twitching.
Bai Weiwei: “…”
A man sat in a chair near the door. He wore black and red robes. His long black hair was tied simply with a dark hair band behind his back, but it was not messy.
In a bright sunny spot, he sat. However, he himself was murderous and chilling, making one shudder.
He held a teacup in his hand, and casually used a tea cover to scrape tea.
It seemed that the blood all over the place was insignificant to him.
【Ding, the male lead’s favorability is at -50.】
1: 督主=Du Zhu. It gets translated as investigator, inspector, governor, lord, or supervisor. I couldn’t find out what a Du Zhu is, but I found a Han dynasty title called 督郵 (Du You) which was an investigator and Zhu could just denote superiority. I think this would be the best translation as later chapters mention the ML’s proficiency in torture, reading into the hidden meanings behind peoples words, and extracting confessions. But I’ll let the editor decide on this one since I’m not sure.↩
2: I think it isn’t until later this arc we find out Bai Weiwei doesn’t like snakes. Did I forget something or did the author make a mistake? If it was the latter should we omit it? < – Na, probably just foreshadowing.↩