Chapter 669 The Empress Regnant’s1 Enchanting Consort2 (1)
Qin Qiu: “You have to believe me. Our family’s little Xuan, ah, really likes Weiwei.”
Bai Changyan: “I like you, so can I do you, ah?”
Qin Qiu spat out a mouthful of blood.
The lethality of these words was too significant; Qin Qiu was instantly K.O.’d.
Bai Changyan steeled himself. He pushed open the ward doors and found that the nursing staff was gone.
Ye Yuxuan had his back to him. Under the light, his long and slender white fingers held a pair of underwear.
He seemed somewhat hesitant about how to dress her.
When Ye Yuxuan became aware of someone coming in, his first reaction was to pull up the quilt and wrap Bai Weiwei into a zongzi3.
Then he turned around, holding the underwear in his hand. His posture was elegant and natural, his handsome face cold and noble.
Bai Changyan: “…”
Qin Qiu: “…”
Bai Changyan finally reacted. He staggered back a few steps.
Qin Qiu immediately supported him.
Bai Changyan was outraged: “What did you do to her?”
Ye Yuxuan shot him an indifferent glance and replied calmly: “I don’t need to tell you what I do with my wife.”
Father Bai was angry enough to die.
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Bai Weiwei felt disoriented. “Tongzi, your chocolate is poisonous.”
She had been stopped in the bathroom by Ye Yuxuan and began to feel faint.
Her brain couldn’t function, and what was more, she was even being seduced by Ye Yuxuan.
She was simply losing face.
System: “Maybe it was expired, and it made you drunk. Don’t eat them next time.”
It was in excellent health, so it could survive after eating expired things.
The host was a weak chicken; if she had eaten two more pieces, it probably would have killed her.
It must not give any to her in the future.
Bai Weiwei rubbed the bridge of her nose when suddenly a respectful voice came from her side.
“Your Majesty, how do you wish to deal with this assassin?”
Wasn’t that the title for an emperor?
Was she a woman in men’s clothing again4?
Bai Weiwei lifted her gaze and saw a woman in a round-necked and wide-sleeved robe saluting her deferentially.
The system’s alert sounded.
【The mission is to obtain Feng Yunian’s love. Target: Feng Yunian. Completion: 0. Allotted time: 4 months.】
When Bai Weiwei heard the notification, she blanked out.
The people by her side were already discussing amongst themselves.
“This is an unforgivable crime5. Daring to assassinate a monarch deserves the nine familial executions6.”
“This person should be tied up and displayed on the streets, then quartered7 to deter others.”
Each time they discussed.
She could hear.
【Ding. The male lead’s favorability is at -25.】
【Ding. The male lead’s favorability is at -30.】
Bai Weiwei couldn’t hold back a low hiss: “All of you, shut up.”
Nobody dared to make a sound.
Bai Weiwei was finally able to focus on the incense and antique furniture.
She stood before an enormous screen.
It was night, but with lanterns placed everywhere, it was practically as bright as daytime.
She lowered her head and saw a huddled figure. With plain white clothing and black hair trailing down, even just the back’s view was stunning.
As though sensing her gaze.
The man on the ground finally raised his head.
His skin was like white jade, his eyes as dark as ink; his facial features had no faults.
His thin lips were tightly pursed, his eyes were ice-cold, and he glared at Bai Weiwei with hatred.
Bai Weiwei: This look of hostility towards her…
Sure enough, the system gave another notification.
【Ding. The male lead’s favorability has fallen to -40.】
Bai Weiwei: “…”
【Asking the host to receive the original’s memories.】
Because of the headache, Bai Weiwei’s brows were furrowed.
Feng Yunian saw her grimace. Thinking that it was because of the pain from her wound, he could not hold back a mocking smile.
1: 女尊皇帝: female emperor; simplified, it would be empress regnant. Unlike an empress consort (what we usually mean when we call someone an empress), who is married to the reigning king or emperor but doesn’t necessarily have any sovereign power, and an empress regent, who rules in place of an underage, ill, or otherwise indisposed monarch, the empress regnant herself is the party in power.↩
2: 绝代妖妃: peerless + 妖 (yao) + imperial concubine/consort. 妖 used as an adjective means to be bewitching, but it can also be a noun for a monster, devil, etc. ↩
3: 粽子: glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo leaves.↩
4: Refer to Arc 6: The Regent’s Little Emperor. Based on the context, it sounds like this might be a matriarchal society, but since female rulers are rare and she also doesn’t know what her body’s role is in this world, she probably assumed that this was the usual patriarchal setting, so that’s why she’s confused.↩
5: 罪大恶极: a mortal sin, to be guilty of terrible crimes.↩
6: 诛九族: I’ve also seen “execution of nine generations.” A punishment reserved for the most heinous crimes (e.g., treason, like here), it was essentially the extermination of an entire clan, involving the criminal, his/her spouse, their parents, the criminal’s siblings/cousins/aunts/uncles, and their spouses, and children (have I missed anyone?) based on guilt by association and the concept of filial piety (the parents should have raised the criminal better, the ultimate failure as a son by condemning his parents to death, etc.)↩
7: 五马分尸: I’ve footnoted this before, but this is dismemberment by five horses, which are tied to the limbs and head and made to run in different directions. There’s no English equivalent, so “quartered” will have to do?↩