The Regent’s Little Emperor (60)
He nearly blurted out this sentence.
Xie Yunting calmed down for a moment before turning to her and replying: “Does His Majesty, not like it? This official specifically had people pick out the best for you. Surely it’s much better than a wildflower.”
Bai Weiwei looked at him. She suddenly smiled, pointed at these things, and said: “These are all women’s things. Bringing such things, do you mean to have me quickly abdicate and make you emperor?”
Xie Yunting heard it and without thinking wanted to refute it. “I don’t mean that.”
Bai Weiwei: “What do you mean? Moreover, the edict of abdication has been written. You can now go out and tell the world that you ousted us, the foolish king who deceived the world.”
Xie Yunting didn’t expect that these things would upset her.
He suddenly angrily rebuked the palace ladies: “Get out, and burn it all.”
The palace ladies holding the things quickly withdrew.
Bai Weiwei watched with cool detachment and didn’t say anything.
Xie Yunting couldn’t stand this kind of atmosphere. He tried to explain. “I just wanted you to take a look at some of the jewelry that women should have, nothing more.”
Bai Weiwei looked at him, her eyes somewhat empty. Suddenly she smiled sadly.
“Xie Yunting, I’ve never been a woman. I’ve worn women’s clothes a few times, and they were always worn for the sake of escaping.”
Xie Yunting’s heart tightened. From birth, the little emperor had been raised as a man.
Bai Weiwei became sad. “I’m still sitting on the throne. It’s useless for you to give me women’s jewelry unless you want to get rid of me.”
Xie Yunting couldn’t bear to see her looking so haggard. “The throne is yours, Bai Wei.”
Bai Weiwei shook her head. “I can’t hide it all my life. When the time comes, my body will mature. The difference between men and women is too great. No one is that blind.”
The original owner could only rely on her young age when the difference between men and women was not too big.
She was a woman.
She couldn’t be emperor.
This dynasty was still a patriarchal society, and there had never been a female emperor. Once her identity was discovered, Xie Yunting might not be able to withstand the backlash.
She suddenly reached out and grabbed his hand. “Xie Yunting, by that time, I’ll probably be dead.”
Xie Yunting felt his heart twist. His voice was somewhat shaky. “No, I won’t let anything happen to you.”
Bai Weiwei: “What can you do? Just fake my death, have me wear women’s clothes again, and then… confine me in the palace for the rest of my life as your exclusive property1.”
Xie Yunting finally lost his patience. His eyes turned dark and intense. He pulled her over and pushed her into the chair next to him.
He lowered his head and trapped her between the chair and his arms. “Listen carefully. Even if you are my property, you are the most precious thing under the heavens. Not the emperor, but the empress. I won’t let anyone rise above you. The world’s best, most beautiful, most expensive. I’ll give you all of it.”
Bai Weiwei’s eyes trembled.
Xie Yunting’s gaze was fiery, and his expression was gravely earnest. “So, whether or not you’re emperor, your status won’t change.”
Always the first in his heart. No, the only one.
At last, Bai Weiwei responded. She hesitated, not daring to believe it. “Xie Yunting, you didn’t really fall in love with me, did you?”
Xie Yunting paused a moment, an intense struggle flashing in his eyes before he finally surrendered.
He lowered his head and softly pressed a gentle kiss to her lips.
Then in a low and sincere tone, he whispered: “Yes, I’m in love with you.”
【Ding. The male lead’s favorability has increased to 92.】
1: 禁脔: forbidden domain, exclusive property, or a chunk of meat for one’s exclusive consumption.↩