The Empress Regnant’s Enchanting Consort (9)
Whatever her purpose, he would survive anything.
As long as he was alive, he would continue to climb up.
Even if he had to pay with his body, use his looks1 to wait on people, he would bear it.
One day, he would stand at the top and then… kill all the people who humiliated him, including Bai Weiwei.
Feng Yunian thought this as the darkness in his eyes faded away. He smiled lightly, with the lofty grace of moonlight.
“Your Majesty, you’re injured. Let me look at you.”
Bai Weiwei had just nodded her head.
When the doors to the resting chambers opened, and a swarm of soldiers and officials appeared.
They rushed over. “Your Majesty, are you alright? This humble official’s late arrival2 is a sin deserving ten thousand deaths.”
An official noticed Feng Yunian and pulled out her sword. “You assassin, you still haven’t died? What do you want to do to Her Majesty?”
Feng Yunian tugged Bai Weiwei’s sleeve. Hearing the official’s words, the corner of his lips couldn’t help but hook up in a mocking sneer.
As expected, he was a dog that everyone could scold and beat.
Thinking this, his fingers clenched tightly, and the corners of his mouth curled into a hidden sneer.
Then he heard Bai Weiwei’s nonchalant but cold and harsh voice.
“You sinner deserving ten thousand deaths, just where is there an assassin?”
The official was bewildered. “Your Majesty, this…”
Bai Weiwei turned around, her expression frosty. The empress’s pressure made the people present dare not breathe.
“You fools, the inner palace’s imperial guards were all swapped out, and yet none of you ever felt that anything was wrong.”
Her eyes were cold and aloof as she gazed at the subjects lying prostrate on the floor.
“Zhen has been too kind and lax, letting you, this group of loafing3 officials, be so negligent in your duties.”
The officials quivered and shook, not daring to step forward.
“Your Majesty, spare us. We are guilty.”
Bai Weiwei sneered. “Of course, all of you are guilty. You dare to draw a sword in front of Zhen. You even shout about hitting and killing Zhen’s people. Do you want to rebel, ah?”
The officials immediately reacted.
It was not the assassination that made the empress furious.
But that they insulted… Feng Yunian?
Out of all the officials present, who here was not an intelligent person?
The officials immediately responded. Not caring about their face, they kowtowed to Feng Yunian. “This official has offended niangniang4, asking niangniang to forgive our sins.”
When Feng Yunian heard himself being called niangniang, his expression stiffened.
Those high-ranking officials who just had been calling for his death were now fearfully and desperately begging for forgiveness.
His thin lips were slightly pursed. The feeling of shame in his heart faded somewhat.
His gaze was complicated as he looked at Bai Weiwei, who had stepped forward to block the official’s knife.
Her outline was unusually beautiful. The white robe embroidered with dark patterns clung to her slender waist and swayed.
An enchanting and beautiful figure that, even from behind, could stimulate one’s imagination.
【Ding. The male lead’s favorability has increased to -25.】
Feng Yunian suddenly blushed. He immediately closed his eyes, secretly gritting his teeth in hate. What was he thinking?
Bai Weiwei heard the favorability rise, although it was only five points.
Still, it proved that her “Overbearing Emperor Loves Me” route was not wrong.
That’s right; she decided to stick to the Mary “No Brains” Sue5 in this plane.
The basic “Hating Heaven, Hating Earth, Only Loving You” strategy was unshakable.
The Mary Sue was precisely Feng Yunian.
And she was precisely the big loyal dog who loved the Mary Sue to death.
Would she still worry that the favorability wouldn’t rise?
Her expression chilled, and she said coldly: “Did none of you eat? Begging for mercy with such a small voice.”
The officials immediately kowtowed with all their strength and shouted: “Forgive us, niangniang, we beg you to ask for Her Majesty’s pardon, please forgive us!”
Feng Yunian bit his lip. His thoughts darkened; he itched to kill all these people who looked down on him.
But if his methods were too cruel.
Feng Yunian’s thoughts halted. Just now, he had cared about Bai Weiwei’s opinion.
1: 以色侍人: 色 usually means color or appearance/look, but can also mean sex (as in making love, as opposed to a person’s biological sex).↩
2: 微臣救驾来迟: 微臣 is a humble way of referring to oneself. I believe Chen Jingzhi used this term as well in Arc 6: The Regent’s Little Emperor. 救驾: to come to the rescue, or to help rescue the emperor.↩
3: 尸位素餐: to hold an office or position and enjoy all the privileges without doing any of the work.↩
4: 娘娘: a term used to refer to the queen, empress, or imperial concubine.↩
5: I’ve talked about it before, but Mary Sue is a borrowed term used to describe an overly perfect character to be unrealistic. Gary Stu is usually the male counterpart, at least in English fandoms.↩