Chapter 118: Scheming beauty

“Okay, I promise you!” Luo Bing suddenly raised her head and said firmly.

“Sister Luo, Big Brother Song is joking with you.” Li Yuanzhi and Xia Qingqing were startled when they heard Luo Bing’s words. As women, they naturally knew that this kind of promise was not one that should be taken lightly.

“Yes, Madame Wen…” Xia Qingqing turned back and glared at Song Qingshu, “How could you make a woman agree to such conditions?”

“Why are you looking at me as if I am a villain?” Song Qingshu said depressedly, “I’m taking such a big risk to save a few irrelevant people, so I must charge some interest. Why are your thoughts so dirty? Who said my request would be of that kind?”

The three women looked at each other, each showing a hint of embarrassment.

Song Qingshu saw that it was almost dawn, thought for a while and said, “You girls should have a good rest first, I’ll go out and see if there is any way to save your people.”

Walking out of the courtyard, Song Qingshu pondered in his heart, ‘This time the matter is too big, so how do I rescue them? Losing face in front of the three women is a small thing. The Red Flower Society is a famous anti-Qing organization, and it is deeply admired by martial artists of wulin. If they all parish in my hands, I am afraid that I will never be able to stand in the wulin in the future and I’ll really become only a dog of the Manchu court…’

“Lord Song, I didn’t expect to meet you here. The Emperor is looking for you to discuss matters in the imperial study.” Song Qingshu’s thoughts were spinning around, suddenly a guard ran over and said while panting.

Song Qingshu became shocked in his heart and hurriedly walked towards the imperial study.

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Even after Song Qingshu’s departure, Li Yuanzhi was still worried about the safety of her sweetheart, she stood up and said to the other two, “Two sisters, my father has many acquaintances in the capital, I will go out of the palace to see if I can help Brother Song at the critical moment. I will see if I can get a helping hand.” After saying that, she ran out anxiously.

After that, only Luo Bing and Xia Qingqing were left in the same room. The two did not know each other before. After Li Yuanzhi left, the room inevitably fell into an awkward silence.

“I heard what you said just now, could Madame be the widow of the Golden Serpent King Yuan Chengzhi?” It was Luo Bing who asked first.

Xia Qingqing looked at her in surprise and nodded lightly.

“The Golden Serpent King led the Shandong rebel army and defeated the Tartar officers and soldiers many times. Our Chief Chen has always admired him. We also planned to find an opportunity to cooperate with the Golden Serpent King. It’s a pity that heaven is jealous of talents…” Luo Bing said with a sad face. .

When she mentioned the sad thing, Xia Qingqing smiled bitterly, “The Red Flower Society is as famous as the Heaven and Earth Society in the wulin. They are both well-known anti-Qing organizations. Brother Yuan used to talk about forming an alliance with you and jointly overthrow the Qing court… “

After chatting like this for a while, the relationship between the two women gradually became closer. Seeing that the time was almost up, Luo Bing asked, “Since Madam and the Qing court have such a big enmity, why did she mix with Song… Song Qingshu? He is now one of the favorites of Emperor Kangxi.”

Xia Qingqing hesitated for a while, and said, “The murderer who killed Big Brother Yuan is Dongfang Bubai, and the mastermind behind it is Kangxi. Neither of them can be dealt with by myself. It was a coincidence that I became friends with Big Brother Song, and he agreed to help me take revenge.”

“So you were the one who brought Feng Qingyang to deal with Dongfang Bubai?” Hearing Xia Qingqing mention it, Luo Bing understood the cause and effect of this extraordinary battle.

“Yes…” Xia Qingqing nodded with a bitter expression on her face, “Unfortunately, even Master Feng was not Dongfang Bubai’s opponent. It seems that I have no hope of seeking revenge on him in my life.”

“So all your thoughts are now on Kangxi?” Luo Bing asked, thinking to herself, ‘It seems that the goals of this woman and the Red Flower Society are the same…’

“Yes.” Xia Qingqing drew out the Golden Serpent Sword, “One day, I will definitely kill Kangxi.”

Luo Bing hesitated for a moment, then asked, “Madame Yuan, just when do you think Song Qingshu will help you kill Kangxi, or will he really kill Kangxi in the end?”

“I don’t know, I don’t know…” Xia Qingqing shook her head blankly. In the dead of night, she also asked the same question in her heart. She found that recently she couldn’t understand Song Qingshu’s behavior more and more. She couldn’t determine if the other person was really on her side.

“If that’s the case, why doesn’t Madame consider relying on herself?” Luo Bing asked.

“On myself?” Xia Qingqing shook her head, “I also checked Kangxi’s guards during this time, and with my martial arts, I’m afraid I’d  be killed by the sword of the guards within the palace before I even get the chance to kill him.”

“Why does Madame always think of using martial arts to solve problems?” Luo Bing sighed, “A woman’s most powerful weapon is never martial arts, but beauty.”

“Beauty?” Xia Qingqing was blind to this due to her ignorance, but now it seemed that a door that had never been touched was opened in her mind.

The Red Flower Society has been trying to contact Prince Bao, but the attitude of the other party was always unclear. Looking at the bright and beautiful woman in front of her, Luo Bing thought of Prince Bao’s lustful nature, and immediately continued to push forward, “Does Madame know why the Red Flower Society came to assassinate Kangxi this time?”

“Isn’t it for the sake of opposing the Qing dynasty?” Xia Qingqing was stunned and guessed.

“How can it be so simple…” Luo Bing murmured, looking towards the northeast, “Our Red Flower Society has been trying to overthrow the Manchu rule and restore the honor of the Han people. Even if one Kangxi is killed, the Manchus will naturally elect another emperor…”

“Then why…” Xia Qingqing did not continue to ask, because the meaning of her words were quite clear.

A strange luster suddenly appeared on Luo Bing’s face, which made Xia Qingqing, who was also a woman, stunned, “Does Madame know that after Kangxi’s death, who among the Manchu royal family is most likely to become the emperor?”

Xia Qingqing pondered for a moment. She used to discuss with Yuan Chengzhi about the matters of the Qing dynasty, so she was quite familiar with the structure of the Qing court. She thought in her heart and said, “Kangxi is young now, and the prince is still in his infancy. It is impossible to make a baby the emperor…Prince Bao of Shengjing has made great achievements in battle, and if Kangxi died, no one would be able to compete for him.”

“Not bad!” Luo Bing became more and more excited as she spoke, with a flush on her face, “Our Red Flower Society wants to make Prince Bao ascend to the throne.”

“Why?” Xia Qingqing wanted to kill an emperor and let another prince of the Qing Dynasty ascend the throne. What kind of plan was this?

“Because Prince Bao is a Han Chinese!” Luo Bing threw out an explosive piece of information.

“What?” Xia Qingqing was really surprised this time.

Luo Bing continued, “I can’t disclose the specific content to you, but we Red Flower Society have the evidence that he is a Han Chinese, and he himself knows his identity as a Han Chinese. It’s a pity that he is one of the Manchu people, so he has never made up his mind to cooperate with us…”

“Wait! What does this have to do with me?” Xia Qingqing had already guessed the other party’s intentions.

Luo Bing showed embarrassment, and shyly said, “If Madame can help Prince Bao to make up his mind and convince him to rebel, with the help of our Red Flower Club and your Golden Serpent Camp, it will not be difficult to kill Kangxi in the future. It is better than waiting for Song Qingshu to do something. This method is much more reliable.”

Xia Qingqing did not ask how she would help Prince Bao to make up his mind. There were some things that women, especially beautiful women, were born to understand.


Goblin: I’ll say this before anyone gets any wrong ideas, the thing you are afraid of doesn’t happen. So, rest easy my friends. And this scheming beauty will get her just deserts very soon, you can look forward to that.

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8 thoughts on “Chapter 118: Scheming beauty”

  1. I don’t like this Luo Bing, she’s actually trying to manipulate qingqing though tbh qingqing is also my least favorite heroine this far

  2. What IS Song’s goal?! I know he wants to make a harem, but what’s his end game? To be Emperor? Sounds unlikely with the way he’s currently mucking about right now.

    It’s annoying not clearly knowing Song’s goals and plans are, and each time things like this happen it just seems like Song is going with the flow instead of DICTATING the flow which is the protagonist’s role.

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