That night, once again Ye Zhen Zhen did not know where she was brought to. All she know was that she was in a small wooden house in the mountain. Dinner was the wild catches, it could be considered quite a feast. Suddenly Ye Zhen Zhen thought of the term “Last Meal” and felt that her appetite was lost.
After dinner, she was dragged out by Ji Li You. Outside the sky was full of stars.
The trees were thick here, making it slightly dark. Wind blows through this dark night on the trees making sounds non stop. The night wind brought along chills, counting on the days, it seems like autumn is coming.
Ye Zhen Zhen was a little bit dampened. These days all her plans to kill Ji Li You was not successful, who knows what will happen tomorrow.
Ji Li You suddenly said, “You only think about how he is still alive, but you have merely been lost for 20 days but he already has a new lover? I thought you guys have a loving relationship, it seems like it is just so so”.
Ye Zhen Zhen replied lazily, “the so called new lover you mention, is it a doggy or a myna?”
“Bai Xiang Ru”
“Ji Li You, there is no use trying to wedge between us”
“In half a month, her rank has been raising up quickly, she is now Gui Fei (Imperial Consort), taking care of the inner palace, do you believe?”
Ye Zhen Zhen closes her eyes and did not reply. If there was something wrong with Bai Jian Cheng, then definitely his daughter is problematic too. She is well aware of Ji Wu Jiu’s personality, even if there is nothing wrong he will be cautious towards anyone, not to mention Bai Xiang Ru who is related to treason. If what Ji Li You said was true, then he must have a reason to act this way. Furthermore, Bai Xiang Ru’s background is not high, and have a shameful past, not to mention having spend some time at the messy Liao Dong. With this type of background even if she is heavily doted upon, there was no way she can climb up the hierarchy this fast.
“I know what are you thinking about” Ji Li You stops her line of thoughts. “But have you thought about how even if Bai Xiang Ru was from my side, but until now she has not taken any actions to conspire with me and left me alone here?”
“Because you are ugly?”
Ji Li You didn’t get angry, but laughed “You know of the reason”
True, the reason was very obvious, this woman has no loyalty. Surely by now she has abandoned Ji Li You and surrendered. But in order to do so, she must not only abandon Ji Li You, she also have to betray her father and their cronies.
As the main person who started the treason, Bai Jian Cheng does not have the chance to surrender, because all emperors gives zero tolerance to treason issues. Even if he choses to surrender, he will still die.
It’s also good like this, Ji Wu Jiu can save some energy.
That is why Bai Xiang Ru can raise up in ranks so fast, and to be the leader of the inner palace. Furthermore there is no empress in the palace and not to mention she is on the same side as the empress dowager.
All this though, is not the main point, the most important thing that Ye Zhen Zhen was worried about, is what else did Ji Wu Jiu give to Bai Xiang Ru as a reward besides the ranking….? Will there be anything else? He won’t sell his body again right……..
Any women who dares to snatch my man away, definitely must be kill!
Even if he wants to buy her over, he didn’t have to give her the imperial consort title, wasn’t a “Pin” (2 ranks below imperial consort) title enough!
Ji Li You saw how Ye Zhen Zhen’s facial expression was changing from disgust to relevation, he thought that his words was successful, so he said “You are so loyal towards him, but I doubt that it is worth it”
“Whether or not if it’s worth it, does not come from you. Furthermore at this point, whats the use of saying all these?”
Ji Li You laughed bitterly, “I know you might not believe this, but… eventhough I have countless headcounts on my hands, but I have never have the heart to hurt you”
Ye Zhen Zhen snorted, “Really? It seems that the person who attempted to rape me that day was a pig”
Towards her sneers Ji Li You has already trained himself to have no change in expression, he says “If I really wanted to harm you since day 1, do you think you would still be alive and jumping now?”
“So, does this mean that I have to say Thank you to you now, for not killing me?”
He sighed, “Do you really not understand, or are you pretending to not understand?”
Ye Zhen Zhen rolled her eyes, “Isn’t all this just to persuade me? Do you really think that I am stupid? I tell you, don’t……”
Her mouth was suddenly blocked. His attack was too sudden, opening her eyes wide, Ye Zhen Zhen did not managed to react immediately, when she finally managed to react, he has already released her while licking his lips.
“Do you understand now?” He smiled, his eyes like a far away night view, with shining lights.
Ye Zhen Zhen was rubbing her lips violently while only leaving him with a comment to break his heart. “Disgusting!”
Ji Li You felt abit heart broken, but very quickly he got over it and said “I know you hate me, but it is okay, as long as you are by my side, you will fall for me. If one day is not enough then 2, if one year is not enough then 10 years. I can wait”
Ye Zhen Zhen looked at him cautiously, “What do you mean?”
“What I mean is, I will let Ji Wu Jiu choose between the Nation and the lady. I can let Ji Wu Jiu choose first, and I will take what ever he didn’t. Which option, do you think he would chose?”
“There is something wrong with your line of thoughts,” Ye Zhen Zhen says while moving her hands around, “The nation belongs to Ji Wu Jiu, and Ji Wu Jiu belongs to me, do you understand? So Ji Wu Jiu will choose the nation and I will choose Ji Wu Jiu. You should just return to where you came from!”
“Zhen mei mei, must you anger me to death?”
If I really can anger you to death, that would be great, Ye Zhen Zhen thought in her heart.
Ji Li You was quiet for a while, angry. After a while though, he thought there was no need. He says “Either way, you understood my intentions. Believe me, no matter what I do tomorrow, you will not be harmed”
“Then what about Ji Wu Jiu, I thought you will give him the chance to choose? Does that mean that you would not kill him? Why don’t you remove the explosives on the mountain? Ye Zhen Zhen said in a discussing manner.
“If I can kill him, that would be best, if he doesn’t die, how will your love for him end?”
“So whatever you said earlier was just nonsense!” Ye Zhen Zhen stood up angrily, and without thinking kicked him on his shin. Ji Li You dodged and she missed, and unfortunately she ended up falling into his arms.
Ji Li You looked at her with a smile.
Ye Zhen Zhen angrily climbed up and went back into the house. The whole night she was sleepless, as long as she closes her eyes, she can see how Ji Wu Jiu was exploded into pieces. Later on while nearly asleep she thought it was lucky that what Ji Li You buried was a dynamite and not a mine.
Capital City, Yang Xin Hall.
On the emperor’s study desk, there was a letter, written by Li You, besides the name there was a fingerprint, in bright red and clear prints.
Right hand, pointing finger, slender finger. He has kissed this finger with much focus before, and was well aware who’s did it belong to.
Zhen Zhen is indeed on his hands.
When Ji Wu Jiu heard of this news, his first reaction was relieved. At least she was alive.
That day when the both of them were separated in the flash flood, Ji Wu Jiu fell into the water and followed the current through without struggling and was soon after rescued by the secret guard’s boat.
After that, he immediately called out to people to look for Ye Zhen Zhen, while rushing back to the capital.
When a country has no leader, it would make a great opportunity for those ill hearted to start a treason. Though even if he is back at the capital, his heart was left at the place they were separated.
However there was no news about Ye Zhen Zhen at all. Many people thought that she is a goner, but Ji Wu Jiu did not believe. He could not accept this outcome.
After much investigation, it was confirmed that the dam was destroyed by man. Ji Wu Jiu knew that this matter is definitely linked to Ji Li You. Adding on that there was no news from Ye Zhen Zhen, he believes that she must have been kidnapped by Ji Li You.
This is the only reason why he couldn’t find her even though she is still alive.
Indeed his Zhen Zhen is still alive.
In order to force out Ji Li You, these days Ji Wu Jiu has been closing on to his activity area and was not afraid to let Ji Li You know. Even though Zhen Zhen was being held hostage, according to all the news and info, she will definitely find out that he was still alive. On the other hand, Bai Jian Cheng was captured and placed into the prison, and being interrogated harshly. At this point, Ji Wu Jiu didn’t bother with how much information can be obtained from Bai Jian Cheng, his accomplices also would not dare to come forward; even if there are any actions it will be a faster way for him to catch them.
As expected Bai Jian Cheng did not leak out any information, but what was not expected was that Bai Xiang Ru confessed to everything…..
However, she has a condition, and her condition was not easy to meet; She wants to be the empress.
Ji Wu Jiu told her in a very sad manner: “Zhen Zhen was carried away by the flood, I want to leave this title for her.”
There was nothing wrong with each of the words in that sentence, but in the ears of Bai Xiang Ru, she understood it as, “The empress has died, this position will be left emptied”, she also added a little of her own understanding: The empress died of accident, this type of death causes harder reincarnation, who know’s if her soul will come back to sit on the position…….
Therefore, imperial consort was not too bad, there was no need for her to fight with a dead person. Furthermore the position was actually not her final goal. All along what she wanted was just the love of the emperor solely, like last time.
Title was just something to hold on to, with a higher title, there would be no one in the palace that would bully her.
Her thoughts was very complete after entering the inner palace.
But Ji Wu Jiu’s thoughts were even more so.
This woman, Bai Xiang Ru… if she wanted to be a imperial consort, then be one, why on earth is she molesting, ah.. no.. seducing him. Ji Wu Jiu was well trained by Ye Zhen Zhen, when faced with other women, his first reaction would be to think about how would Ye Zhen Zhen react. Not to mention, the life or death of Ye Zhen Zhen was still unknown, he definitely has no mood to deal with any woman’s seduction.
But it can’t continue on like this, as a man, in a women filled inner palace, all of them also wants to molest..ah..no.. seduce him. What if….. if he were to accidentally fall into any trap, Zhen Zhen will definitely slaughter him .
At the end, after much thought, in order to protect his innocence, Ji Wu Jiu has no choice but to take risks.
That night, Imperial Doctor Tie received a very mysterious and unheard mission. He did not dare to tell anyone, and with a stomach full of curiousity, he made a bottle of pills and passed it to Ji Wu Jiu and told him: One pill each time, one pill is sufficient for one day. There are no side effects, once you stop eating the pill, the effect will be gone.
Ji Wu Jiu holds on to that little pill, and can’t help but to contemplate on life. All this time, it has only been heard that man look for medicines to help boost their sex life, and never before heard that there would be a man that would use these.
He really wanted to make a memorial tablet for himself……..