The Empress Regnant’s Enchanting Consort (11)
When this thought popped up, he suddenly stopped.
Wasn’t this the best opportunity?
Feng Yunian’s eyes chilled, and his fingers moved slightly.
A black needle dipped in poison popped out.
She didn’t react to the poison on his body, but that didn’t mean that his poisonous needle couldn’t kill her.
After all, there was nobody in this world who could genuinely resist all poisons.
The needle inched closer, just a point away from piercing her skin.
She would certainly die.
He had learned the art of using poisons during his sufferings as a child.
Feng Yunian took a deep breath and was just about to jab in the needle.
When Bai Weiwei said gently: “Yunian, I will dismiss the harem.”
His fingers stiffened. “What did you say?”
What did she mean by dismissing the harem?
Did she not understand?
Bai Weiwei’s head was still buried in his chest. Her body was relaxed and content.
“I’m a more traditional person. If I like someone, I will want to be a couple for a lifetime. In the future, you will be my other half.”
His fingers trembled.
What nonsense was this woman saying?
A couple for a lifetime, could she casually make such irresponsible remarks?
His mother, the empress, had also said this before to his consort father.
But later, haha. Empresses were fickle in love.
Who would genuinely abide by this promise?
Bai Weiwei: “If I betray you in the future, you can kill me. I absolutely will not resist.”
Feng Yunian finally lost his patience. “We’ve not met more than a few times, and I’ve even tried to assassinate you. How could… how could you…”
Have such deep feelings for him?
It was too absurd.
Bai Weiwei, who was hugging him, felt comfortable, so she didn’t let go, and continued to act shamelessly.
“Can’t help it. I wasn’t aware of my feelings until later, ah.”
Feng Yunian: “Feelings?”
Bai Weiwei coolly made something up. “I fell in love with you at first sight, but I didn’t want to admit it in my heart. You should know that such a beautiful and popular person will be very arrogant.”
Feng Yunian: “…”
Bai Weiwei continued to brazenly speak nonsense: “When you tried to kill me, my brain was suddenly enlightened. I like you, ah.”
Feng Yunian: Did she want him to believe such rubbish?
Bai Weiwei raised her head, her eyes sparkling brightly. “So, why don’t you become a couple with me?”
Feng Yunian took a deep breath, and the needle in his hand vanished.
He had countless reasons to doubt her.
But seeing her pure and affectionate gaze, all his words were lodged in his throat, and he could only immerse himself in the light of her eyes.
She suddenly smiled, and her bright eyes were full of charm.
“Believe me this once, Yunian. I’m the kind of absurd and self-indulgent ruler who would choose beauty over the country.”
It was the first time Feng Yunian heard someone describe him like this.
His frozen heart couldn’t help but sink into those absurd but gentle words.
“If I have you, whether it’s skipping morning court , drinking wine while surrounded by beauties, or lighting the beacons to tease the nobles , I can do it all.”
The previous ruler did all of these.
Feng Yunian didn’t know what to say. He felt that, a person who wanted to tell lies.
How could they not say a few words that could deceive people?
Yet everything that came out of her mouth was absurd.
Did she think he would believe her lies?
Bai Weiwei didn’t seem to know how much of a mess her words were. She talked and talked, her true nature leaking out.
Her voice became soft and sweet, with a hint of a seductive and enticing taste.
“It’s not only this. If you follow me, no matter what you want, I can give it to you.”
Feng Yunian felt as though her voice was like a feather scratching at his heart, making his throat close up.
Was he crazy? He thought that she was more attractive than the most delicate and charming man.
And it wasn’t even the slightest bit off.
As though this was how she should be.
It drew out the darkness writhing in his heart.
1: 君王不早朝: a sovereign not attending morning court means neglect of their duties as a ruler because the morning court is where ministers gather to report issues, news, updates, etc.
2: 烽火戏诸侯: practically the fable of the boy who cried wolf, but apparently, this was a real thing. King You of Zhou lit the beacons to make his concubine, Bao Si, smile. After repeatedly messing with the beacons, which were only supposed to be used for signaling an invasion, the nobles eventually stopped coming. In the end, King You was killed in an uprising with nobody coming to aid him. Honestly, it sounds so in line with Chinese web novels that I can barely believe it’s real. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_You_of_Zhou
“Now, all of China knows you’re here.”