The Empress Regnant’s Enchanting Consort (53)
“And the poison in your blood…” She sighed, her helpless smile stained with blood.
Feng Yunian stared at her in a daze, that blood magnifying itself in his eyes.
“Impossible, there can’t be any such medicine…”
He had never heard of it.
He suddenly recalled how his body had felt light and healthy upon waking up.
He looked at her pale and haggard face and her body that looked weak and ready to disappear at any moment, like a wisp of smoke.
Bai Weiwei indifferently wiped the blood at the corner of her mouth and continued: “That medicine was taken away by Feng Ling. If I wanted that medicine, then I had to agree to her demand to establish her as empress consort.”
Feng Yunian stared at her blankly. His body started to shake. “Don’t believe it, I don’t believe it.”
Bai Weiwei smiled and said: “I’d wanted to hide it from you, but you came back too soon and accidentally stimulated the poison. I could only take the medicine in advance.”
She fondly stroked his face.
“Fortunately, I saved you. Even if it cost my life, it is worth it.”
Bai Weiwei’s each and every word was gentle and content.
Feng Yunian saw the blood dripping from the corner of her mouth and finally cried out, “It’s not worth it, I don’t deserve you doing this! Where is the medicine? We’ll exchange again. My cheap life is not worth your exchange. I’m begging you, Your Majesty…”
Bai Weiwei stood up.
The sound of iron hooves beating the ground came from outside the palace. A taut atmosphere emerged from the freezing winds.
Someone shouted: “Treacherous officials are out of control, a man rules over the country. I pledge to purge the ones by the monarch’s side1!”
Bai Weiwei’s face gradually went cold. She indifferently used her fingers to wipe the blood from her mouth.
“They came just in time. If you want the throne, the people I have left cannot be used. They are too stubborn and powerful, and they will be your biggest stumbling block.”
Feng Yunian was a clever person. He understood her meaning as soon as he heard this.
He gritted his teeth and struggled without regard for himself. His muscles stretched themselves to their limits, his body arched, and his back trembled.
Bai Weiwei turned and walked forward, step by step.
Her lean and straight figure had an unmistakable presence in the howling wind.
Feng Yunian shouted hoarsely: “Bai Weiwei, come back! I’d rather you not love me, don’t love me…”
If she loved him, she would trade her life for him.
He would rather have died by her sword in the beginning.
Bai Weiwei didn’t look back, and her laugh was willful. “Why can’t a man rule a country as emperor? Zhen’s Yuninan can do it.”
The tears in Feng Yunian’s eyes flowed down. “I cannot. I don’t want to be emperor. I’m begging you, don’t go.”
【Ding, the male lead’s favorability is 97.】
Bai Weiwei’s moves were nimble as she mounted the horse.
She drew her sword, her ink-black hair flying. She looked back at him, the tenderness in her eyes unchanged.
“Yunian, the country for a marriage. This is my last gift to you.”
Her poisoned body was beyond hope, and before she died, she had cleaned up the loyal officials who followed her.
Gifting a country without resistance to her most beloved person.
It was the last thing she could do for him.
Feng Yunian felt disoriented. He desperately struggled, but the attendants rushed over to hold him down.
He watched her ride off, bringing with her a pack of soldiers. The sounds of fighting filled the air.
Amidst the snow, the long sword in her hand gave off a white light.
The skull of the general who had led the way to “rid the empress of evil ministers” split apart.
Feng Yunian fell to the ground, and the attendants desperately rushed over to stop him. The strip of cloth binding his body had not split. He managed to free a hand and grab a fistful of snow on the ground.
He opened his mouth and howled: “Bai Weiwei, come back! I don’t want the country! I Just want you…”
1: 清君侧: literally it means to clean up those (e.g. rebellious/treacherous ministers) around the emperor. It’s also a term often used by those who led a coup to overthrow the emperor.↩