The Empress Regnant’s Enchanting Consort (23)
Bai Weiwei expressionlessly placed her hands behind her back, her stance intimidating, and her expression ice-cold.
Full of a ruler’s might and majesty, a gorgeous as a peony, yet as cold as a blade.
“Today, it was the harem, this group of men who don’t know good from bad, who wanted to assassinate zhen’s beloved consort. His command to flog people to death is also zhen’s.”
With one straightforward sentence; She protected Feng Yunian and successfully shifted all the official’s fury onto herself.
She was completely without a care as she said, “Someone come, send these officials out of the palace.”
The Imperial guards immediately came over. The officials were dragged out one by one, their howls and curses wholly ignored.
The ministers were driven away.
The corpses were cleared out.
Only the traces of blood remained.
Bai Weiwei let out a breath once she saw that everyone was gone.
She turned around and noticed Feng Yunian staring at her blankly.
Somewhat dazed, the expression in his eyes had become soft and gentle.
Bai Weiwei’s face was cold as she slowly stalked toward him.
“You also should know your wrongs.”
Feng Yunian was stunned, and then he revealed a mocking smile. “Naturally, I know. I killed all the people in your harem.”
Although she protected him.
She also blamed him.
Feng Yunian didn’t know why, but anger surged up in his heart.
But Bai Weiwei frowned, and she reached out to hold his hand. “No. If you want to kill someone, then tell me, and I will come to assist you. Using one’s own hands to complete such an arduous task is foolish. Those people will return seeking to settle accounts with you.”
Feng Yunian’s reaction was somewhat delayed. He obediently followed after Bai Weiwei.
He seemed to be unable to comprehend her words.
He pursed his lips, and he asked in confusion: “You’re not asking me why I killed them?”
Bai Weiwei said indifferently: “Does there need to be a reason? If you are unhappy and wish to kill, then kill. I will take all responsibility for you, ne.”
Feng Yunian stopped.
His fingers trembled violently, and all his many words were lodged in his throat.
Sourness and excitement mixed, making his heart cry out sharply.
He had risked his life in this step.
She would be furious upon discovering that he had killed the men in her harem.
The worst outcome would be her killing him to cool the officials’ anger.
The best outcome would be her protecting him, but still, demand that he explain his thoughts and cover up his purpose.
But he didn’t expect that she would take all the blame.
And afterward, she didn’t demand that he explain.
It even made Feng Yunian somewhat frightened. It felt just like a dream.
How could anyone protect him like this?
And he didn’t need to struggle to think up a plan.
He finally couldn’t hold back his question. “Are you not afraid that I will throw your country into disorder?”
Bai Weiwei turned her head. Her features were sharp and stunningly beautiful, and her body carried the awe-inspiring might of an empress.
“If you throw my country into disorder, will you be happy?”
Was this an interrogation? Feng Yunian unexpectedly felt a bit nervous.
But Bai Weiwei suddenly smiled. The cold stiffness between her brows softened, and her clear eyes held sincere affection.
“Do it, as long as you are happy.”
Feng Yunian felt his thoughts crumbled apart at this sentence.
Bai Weiwei’s face was tinted with a light blush, and she said: “Throwing the country into disorder to obtain you is also quite good.”
Saying this, she seemed somewhat embarrassed, and she turned away.
Suddenly, she felt a tug on her sleeve.
Then his voice came from behind. It was hesitant, no longer with a sense of scheming and plotting.
Instead, there was a trace of cautious ease.
“Your Majesty, I’m hungry.”
Bai Weiwei immediately said: “Hungry? Then let’s go eat.”
With that, she eagerly pulled Feng Yunian away to leave.
And Feng Yunian couldn’t hold back a slight smile. It was gentle and beautiful, with the warmth of a heart that had let down its guard.
【Ding. The male lead’s favorability is at 20.】