The Cultivation Master’s Blackened Disciple (44)
Bai Weiwei rested her head on his shoulder, a hint of doubt flashing in her eyes. “How did we leave the hidden realm?”
Ning Yishu was silent for a moment, a dark light glowing in his eyes.
“We fell into a crevice in the hidden realm, and then we came out.”
Bai Weiwei: “This must be my great blessing as a Nascent Soul stage cultivator, just barely escaping a disaster.”
Ning Yishu: You actually believe this justification?
Bai Weiwei suddenly talked to herself, uncertain: “I seem to have had a long dream.”
Ning Yishu felt as though her words were like feathers drifting into his ears. He somewhat nervously asked.
“Shifu, what did you dream about?”
Was it the same as him? He remembered everything that happened in the dreamworld.
Bai Weiwei had already thought about it. The matters in the dreamworld were a turning point for her treatment of Ning Yishu.
She would remember what happened in the dream, then she would begin to have special feelings for Ning Yishu.
In any case, a cruel and ruthless woman falling in love would surely cause the favorability to inch up.
It was a perfect solution.
Bai Weiwei just opened her mouth to speak.
The system showed up and interrupted. “Not allowed, OOC.”
Bai Weiwei still had a happy “I can definitely increase favorability” expression on her face. “?”
The system said: “A lot of the tragic past you set up for your character settings overlaps with the male lead’s experiences, thoroughly evoking his pity.”
Bai Weiwei’s expression didn’t change. “?”
The system felt helpless. “So in his heart, you’re already a white lotus. Tearing up the heaven and earth, committing murder and arson, tormenting and abusing others, none of it is your fault, but the world’s fault.”
Bai Weiwei: What kind of white lotus committed murder and arson, ah? Man-eating flower was more like it.
Did you have some sort of misunderstanding about what a white lotus was?
System: “Your image in the male lead’s heart must be ruthless and poisonous, not a miserably suffering little white cabbage1. Adding in your behavior of falling in love, no matter how vicious you are, the male lead will only think that you’re especially cute, especially gentle, and especially kind.”
Bai Weiwei: “I’m so vicious. Is his crooked brain and blind eyes my pot2?”
The system shamelessly admitted, “That’s right, if not you, who will carry this pot?”
Finally, the system concluded: “You must restore your poisonous and ruthless image in the male lead’s heart. For the time being, you can’t fall in love.”
Bai Weiwei: Did she have to engrave the words “poisonous and ruthless” on her forehead and sprinkle some paint to make it more eye-catching?
She went back and forth between the choices in her heart. Risk a collapse in character settings to speed up the increase in favorability.
Or oppress Ning Yishu until he was completely unrecognizable, letting him see the words “poisonous and ruthless” on her forehead.
“Shifu?” Ning Yishu noticed her bewildered silence and couldn’t help but call out.
Bai Weiwei’s expression was bitter. She didn’t dare OOC. After all, the punishment of her family being struck by lightning was just too horrible.
“I had a dream that I was bitten by a wild beast.”
She quietly answered.
Ning Yishu’s footsteps paused, the expression in his eyes darkening.
“We didn’t run into a wild beast,” he said very calmly.
He had already wiped from his mind all his thoughts about killing her.
Bai Weiwei said exhaustedly: “This dream is truly inauspicious. Forget it, let’s hurry up and go back.”
Ning Yishu was silent for a moment, before responding: “Yes.”
Then he found that Bai Weiwei’s breathing had become even and steady again.
She fell asleep again. The Labyrinth of Dreams had placed a huge strain on her mind.
Ning Yishu summoned the flying beast carriage, and then he got on.
The carriage was specially made, and was as big as a small room.
Ning Yishu placed her on a couch, then knelt next to her.
Only now did he dare to reveal the affection in his eyes. Sure enough, only he remembered what happened in the dreamworld.
1: 小白菜: when not referring to the actual vegetable Brassica rapa chinensis (bok choy/pak choi), this term describes someone who is weak and tender. I believe this conveys the same sort of meaning as it’s used in the idiom “little white cabbage dug up by a pig” lol↩
2: Pot, as in blame. She’s asking if it’s her fault that Ning Yishu is blind.↩