The Reborn Young Master’s Pampered Cousin (43)
As he expected, Bai Weiwei hesitated. She pursed her lips, glancing reluctantly at the lantern, then looked back at him.
Then she mumbled out an incoherent “gege.”
Qi Chimu pressed for more1. “What did you say? I didn’t hear.”
Bai Weiwei’s expression turned cold. She gritted her teeth and said fiercely, “Gege.”
As though calling out an enemy.
Qi Chimu was quite dissatisfied. “Give me the lantern.”
Bai Weiwei clutched the lantern, unable to bear to give it back. After all, such an exquisite lantern couldn’t be bought with money anywhere else except the palace.
She threw all caution to the wind. With a red face, she said softly, “Gege.”
With a long, drawn-out ending tone.
Perhaps due to tension, the ending tone trembled, bringing out a touch of temptation.
Qi Chimu felt his ears grow itchy. If it weren’t for her pure expression–
–he would have wondered whether she was deliberately seducing him.
She itched for him to die. How could she seduce him?
Qi Chimu thought he was overthinking things, but he still couldn’t help but look at her.
And he found that she was staring at the lantern, completely ignoring him.
Was that lantern really so pretty?
No matter how pretty it was, he was the one who had won it.
He suddenly reached out and took the lantern in her hand.
“No more looking. Give it back to me.”
Bai Weiwei froze for a moment and hurriedly hugged the lantern. “Didn’t you say you would give it to me?”
Qi Chimu: “You call me gege, and I let you look for a quarter of an hour. It’s very fair. I won this lantern after answering a hundred riddles, so it’ll be considered a fair transaction if you call me gege one hundred times.”
Bai Weiwei couldn’t understand his thoughts.
He didn’t want to give her the lantern at all; he just wanted to toy with her.
Bai Weiwei, furious, reached to grab the lantern. Her “arrogant and willful young miss” appearance became a truthful performance.
Qi Chimu saw the way she looked, and his eyes grew cold.
“Bai Weiwei, you still want to rob openly?”
Actually, Bai Weiwei didn’t want to snatch it.
But above her head, another mini task had appeared in shining lights.
The task was to drop the lantern in Qi Chimu’s hand.
And it was an urgent, immediate task, with a 30-second countdown.
She thought of the horrifying image of those dogs barking as they chased after her.
She had no choice but to sacrifice her image as a good citizen and grab at it.
Bai Weiwei cried tears in her heart, but she calmly kept up an outraged, domineering look.
She said coldly, “You tricked me, yet you dare to talk to me like this.”
After speaking, she fiercely tugged on the lantern in his hand. But as the two people tussled, the lantern handle broke.
The lantern crashed into the snow and broke.
Bai Weiwei and Qi Chimu both froze.
A cold light flashed in Qi Chimu’s eyes. He raised his gaze towards her, as though he was looking at a dead person.
“I thought you had restrained yourself during this time. It turns out that your moral conduct is the same. I don’t need to be soft on you anymore.”
Bai Weiwei looked at him perplexedly. What did he mean?
Just as she thought this, there was a sudden scream.
A team of horses came galloping in from afar.
It was a group of bandits from the mountains outside the city. They had taken advantage of the Lantern Festival–
–to pillage the city.
Bai Weiwei’s face went pale. She took a few steps back, ready to run.
But Qi Chimu tightly gripped her wrist. Under the lantern lights, he was as cold as an evil spirit.
“Biao mei, do you know what will happen to you when you are robbed by bandits?”
Bai Weiwei stared at him in horror. “No, biao ge, you can’t do this to me.”
Qi Chimu’s heart was stabbed by her gaze, but he instead became even more ruthless.
“You’ll never know how much I hate you.”
Saying this, he pushed her into the herd of horses.
He remembered from his last life that a group of bandits had appeared during this year’s Lantern Festivals to plunder.
They took away many women and lots of money.
And none of those women came back alive.
“Qi Chimu!” Bai Weiwei’s scream rang out, choked with helpless sobs.
Qi Chimu’s footsteps paused. He looked back and saw Bai Weiwei caught in the arms of a bandit on horseback.
He gritted his teeth, watching her with reddened eyes. He hardened his heart. After planning for so long, he was finally able to put an end to the woman who killed him in his last life.
He should be happy.
Qi Chimu ruthlessly turned around, lifting his leg to take a step. Before he even took two steps–
–he was suddenly struck hard on the back.
His body went weak, and before he could fall down, he was pulled onto a horse by a robber.
Another bandit shouted, “How can you snatch a man ah?”
The robber who had hauled up Qi Chimu was somewhat dazzled, but he still replied, “This little boy’s looks aren’t bad, no worse than a woman’s.”
Qi Chimu felt goosebumps rise up.
His last life, he had never heard of a man being kidnapped.
And on the back of another horse, Bai Weiwei snorted. Little guy, who told you to2 against me.
Just earlier, she had spent five days of life value to purchase a Delicate Flower, Precious Jade3 sticker and stuck it on Qi Chimu’s back.
Now, every man who looked at Qi Chimu would think that he was more beautiful than a woman.
Want me to be unlucky? Then let’s be unlucky together.
1: 得寸进尺: to get an inch and want a mile.↩
2: 你阴我: seems like slang? But basically it means scheming against someone.↩
3: 如花似玉: delicate as a flower, refined as a precious jade; used to describe a woman usually.↩
Cheese: the male lead thinking that bww isn’t deliberately seducing him but unaware that she DEFINITELY is doing it on purpose always cracks me up