C23— Kill The Emperor
Murong Xiu protected Shen Jue so tightly that he almost didn’t let Shen Jue out of his sight, and if Shen Jue didn’t show up for a long time, he would have someone search for him, which made the regent somewhat tied up, so he endured until the night of the New Year’s Eve, when Murong Xiu was drunk, before having Liang Rong lure him out.
When Shen Jue walked out of Murong Xiu’s palace, he was knocked unconscious, and when he woke up again, he was tied to a bed.
There was a charcoal fire burning in the room, and Shen Jue could hear the crackling sound of the burning charcoal clearly.
Shen Jue was not very surprised that he was tied up, because the Regent was a very jealous person, and he would never let someone go easily, not to mention that Shen Jue had killed two of his best men.
Shen Jue woke up and started observing his surroundings, but unfortunately the bed he was lying on was too thickly curtained, and when he looked, the view from outside was covered up tightly. The wind outside seemed to be strong, blowing the windows.
He didn’t know how long it took before someone pushed the door in.
Shen Jue only heard the sound of pushing the door shut, barely heard the footsteps, and the person who came in was obviously trained. Shen Jue looked in the direction of the bed curtain and waited for the person to approach, in fact, he wasn’t completely relaxed, although Murong Xiu had drunk the sobering soup before his sleep, he couldn’t guarantee when he would wake up. If he was killed by the Regent first, all this would be ruined, and he would have to start all over again from the beginning.
But he wanted Murong Xiu’s heart, he could only take a gamble.
What Murong Xiu was giving him now was far from enough.
The person who came in seemed to be very patient, and it took a long time before Shen Jue heard a sound, as if someone had turned over the porcelain cup on the table, and the cup fell onto the table, making a crisp sound.
Then there was the sound of water pouring into the bottom of the cup.
Since he couldn’t see what was going on outside, these sounds became especially sensitive.
Shen Jue was practically listening with his ears open.
The sound of water flowing stopped.
After a few moments, Shen Jue saw a person looking at the bed curtain.
The person stood in front of the bed for a moment before reaching out and lifting the curtain, revealing a handsome and resolute face behind the curtain.
It was the Regent.
In his eyes, Shen Jue was more like a hedgehog after being tied up, forced to reveal his snow-white, soft belly, but with thorns all over his body.
He shook his head gently and sat on the edge of the bed under Shen Jue’s indignant gaze, “I didn’t think you cared that much about that little eunuch, Liang Rong said you were engaging in…that what, eating, yes, that’s it, really?”
After the Regent asked the question, but no one answered him, he couldn’t help but turn to look at Shen Jue, but he found the dirty hedgehog staring at him with a grimace. The Regent couldn’t help but tsk, “How ugly.”
No matter how he looked at it, the other was so ugly, and he really didn’t know how Murong Xiu could have fallen for him.
The regent reached out and cupped Shen Jue’s jaw, and with just a little bit of force, he made Shen Jue feel as if his jawbone was about to shatter, and he screwed up his eyebrows in pain, but he clenched his teeth and refused to make a weak sound.
“Speak, or this king will crush this jaw of yours, it’s already ugly looking, you won’t even be able to see anyone after it’s shattered.” The regent was clearly saying such frightening words, yet he still had a smile hanging from the corner of his lips.
He seemed to use a little more force in order to confirm what he said, Shen Jue was an ordinary person, so naturally the pain was too much to bear and he sucked in a breath of air, so painful that it almost brought tears to his eyes, but he still refused to say anything and just glared angrily at the regent.
The regent looked at Shen Jue, the smile on his lips restrained a bit, “This regent almost forgot, you have survived at this regent’s hands several times, why would you be afraid of this pain?” He took his hand back and said in a mannish voice, “How did you kill the two of them, Dao Zhan? If you don’t answer honestly, this king will kill Feng Qingbao first, cut off his flesh piece by piece, and then feed it to you.”
When Shen Jue heard this, his lips pursed before he spoke, “I poisoned him.”
“What poison?” the regent asked.
Shen Jue simply told him the poison . The recipe of the drug was stated, and after that, he added, “I don’t have it on me right now, so don’t hurt Feng Qingbao.”
The regent looked at him suspiciously, “This regent has never heard of this poison before, are you bluffing?”
Shen Jue said, “Forget it if you don’t believe me.”
The regent thought for a moment, then stood up and walked out. When Shen Jue saw him go, he moved his jaw slightly again and wondered a little if his jawbone had really been crushed, because it was so painful.
The regent returned shortly after he left, and smiled kindly at Shen Jue, “This king has already had the poison developed . The medicine is almost ready, and I will try it on you later, what do you say?”
Shen Jue guessed that the Regent wouldn’t let him go tonight, and he could only hope now that Murong Xiu would wake up sooner, and that the other would notice his absence sooner. To successfully formulate the poison . The drug would take a while anyway, so Shen Jue was safe for a short period of time, so he didn’t want to pay any more attention to the Regent and instead turned his head to look outside the bed .
It was a pity that there was a six-sided screen standing in front of the bed, or else he would have wanted to look out the window to see if it was snowing tonight .
He’d died on a snowy day in his previous lives.
A few days ago, he’d been wondering why it wasn’t snowing yet, but it was the end of the year and the lake was frozen, but it wouldn’t snow.
“What are you looking at?” The regent asked coldly.
Shen Jue didn’t look at him, nor did he speak.
The Regent had never been ignored to such an extent, even if it was Murong Xiu, he wouldn’t dare to be like this in front of him . He was not annoyed, nor did he want to wait until the poison was prepared before punishing the other party .The regent walked slowly to the wall and took down a soft whip on the wall, which was full of thorns, glowing with an icy silver light under the candle flame, like a poisonous snake with thorns all over its body.
The Regent, with a smile on his lips, gently admired the whip in his hand, and then lashed it into the air, as if it could split the heavens and the earth, and the sound was so loud that it sent chills down his spine.
Shen Jue stared at the déjà vu whip, the corners of his lips curled slightly.
It was this whip that he had died under several times, and then he was thrown to the snow like a piece of trash, taking his last breath in the snow.
The regent looked at his precious whip with satisfaction and slowly walked over to Shen Jue, “I didn’t want to use this baby on you, but I just changed my mind, I think you’re ugly, but this skin looks pretty good, and I was satisfied with the whip marks last time, so I hope you’ll satisfy this regent this time as well.”
Shen Jue heard the words, but he suddenly smiled, he looked at the regent with a sarcastic look in his eyes, “Regent, what else would you do besides beating people and punishing them? Do you know why His Majesty doesn’t like you?”
The Regent looked colder, he quietly tightened his grip on the whip, but his tone was still gentle, “Oh, why do you think?”
“Because His Majesty knows what kind of person you are, and even though you’re laughing, all you’re thinking about is how you’re going to cut the person in front of you into eight pieces, and even when you see His Majesty, you fantasize about His Majesty’s pitiful appearance of bleeding all over.” Shen Jue smiled lowly, “You say, how can anyone in the world love someone like you? Even You Congxuan, but he was forced to linger helplessly over you.”
“Is that so? This regent doesn’t even know about it.” The smile on the Regent’s face was completely gone.
Shen Jue looked up at him, his face full of arrogance, “The regent should stop deceiving himself and others, the regent might as well think about it, what people in this world are not afraid of the regent and do not treat the regent truly for power?”
“You shut up!” The regent who was stepped on finally couldn’t hold back, he was so angry that his hands were shaking, “You, a slave, an ant-like thing, how dare you comment on this regent, do you really think Murong Xiu can protect you? Tonight, even if Murong Xiu comes, I, Ni Xinyan, will kill you.”
Shen Jue looked at the regent, the arrogance on his face did not change, “The regent can kill if he wants to, just like the regent said, slave is nothing more than a lowly life, but if he can make his majesty see the regent thoroughly, it will be worth it for slave to die.”
The regent sneered and lashed out at Shen Jue fiercely, his whip sent a direct hit to the face, Shen Jue’s face had a bloody wound from the brow bone to the jaw, Shen Jue didn’t even have time to cry out in pain, the regent had already struck a second blow, this one three inches below the abdomen.
Shen Jue was not only white with pain because of this, but he was also sweating so much that his lip was almost bitten off, but it was too painful, bone-deep pain. It turned out that no matter how many times he experienced it, he would never be able to adapt.
The pain was so intense that he seemed to see his master, Old Ancestor Chi Yan, in a trance, looking at him with worry on his face, his mouth still open, as if he was anxious to say something.
If he hadn’t gone to the Peach Banquet, would he not have had to endure this?
If he had followed the heavenly emperor’s……..
No, why should he?
He would not resign himself to his fate, even if he had to do it a hundred times, a thousand times, ten thousand times again, he would do it again, he only hated that his hand was not ruthless enough to kill the other directly.
Shen Jue’s eyes suddenly cleared and he tiredly licked the blood from his own lips and said weakly, “Is this all the regent has to offer? Doesn’t it hurt enough to be a slave?”
The regent looked at the person in front of him, his face was so ugly, he thought that the other party would beg for mercy if the two lashes went down, but he didn’t know that Shen Jue’s mouth was still so hard. He was so confused that he slammed the whip down on the floor, “This regent doesn’t believe it.”
He went forward to sit on the edge of the bed and directly pulled up Shen Jue’s belt.
Shen Jue really didn’t have the strength to lazily raise his eyes to look at him, so he left his face and asked a question that had nothing to do with the moment.
“Is it snowing outside?”
The regent threw Shen Jue’s belt to the ground and said in a cold voice, “Shut up”
Shen Jue suddenly pursed his lips and smiled, “So I still lost.”
The Regent’s movements suddenly stopped and he looked at Shen Jue, “What did you say?”
Shen Jue turned his eyes to look at him, “What does the regent want to do now?”
The regent smirked, “Don’t you have something left down there, what would you do if the king saw to cutting it off?”
“It’ll die, I guess.” Shen Jue’s tone turned abruptly, his eyes curving like the moon at the beginning of the month, “Your Majesty, do you know what His Majesty likes in a slave?”
Half of his face was almost bloodied, but his smile stunned the Regent. The regent felt dizzy and actually thought that Shen Jue’s smile was somehow enchanting, no, not enchanting, it was evil, like a demon that lured people into the abyss.
Demons, they didn’t need beautiful skins, they could hook people’s souls with just a scowl and a smile.
“Why?” The Regent felt that he shouldn’t have asked, but he did anyway.
The smile in Shen Jue’s eyes was even deeper, looking at the Regent like he was looking at an obedient young child, “Come over here and I’ll tell you.”
The regent’s eyes moved slightly, and after a moment, he leaned down and leaned in close to the other man’s face, so close that he could almost smell the blood on his face. Shen Jue looked down at the Regent and smiled again, he tilted his head and tried to lean in to the Regent’s ear, “His Majesty likes minions…”
He opened his mouth and bit the regent’s ear so hard that the regent cried out in pain and there was severe pain at his ear. He strangled Shen Jue’s neck in annoyance, but Shen Jue clung to his ear and wouldn’t let go, and he was so afraid that his ear would be bitten off by the other side that he could only freeze.
And just like that, the smile under Shen Jue’s eyes remained intact and even grew thicker, and after a moment, he changed his bite to containment and even murmured softly in the other’s ear, “His Majesty loves slave’s ruthlessness, did you know that, Regent?”
The Regent frowned at his words, not even caring for the pain at his ears for a moment while the next second the door banged open.