After hesitating for a long time, Song Qingshu still decided to go see Dongfang Muxue first, after all, her smile just now was too weird, who knows what she had guessed.
“Why are you lying on the bed like that?” Song Qingshu entered through the door and saw Dongfang Muxue lying on the bed with a quilt covering her body. He couldn’t help being stunned, and thought, ‘What is she doing?’
Dongfang Muxue blushed, and snorted, “It’s the doing of those basta*ds.”
Song Qingshu was slightly taken aback, and then realized that it was possible that Duo Long and the others might have thought that he wanted to do something to these female assassins, so they arranged things like this to show their “consideration”.
‘But I wonder if they had the maids take off their clothes?’ Song Qingshu speculated in his heart.
“On the night of the full moon, at the peak of the Forbidden City, Cult Master Dongfang seemed so majestic back then, but now she is lying pitifully on my bed. Things are really unpredictable.” Song Qingshu said with a solemn tone.
“There are indeed many unpredictable things in the world, for example, I never expected that Kangxi would possess such peerless martial arts.” Dongfang Muxue looked at him with a faux-smile.
“The Cult Master always acted haughty and proud in the past, and you never looked directly at Us. So naturally, you didn’t know that We knew martial arts.” Song Qingshu always had a feeling of being seen through by her, and this feeling made him very unhappy. She obviously had no power to resist right now, so facing his teasing, shouldn’t she be flustered, panicked, and fearful? But, why was she so calm?
“Is that true?” Dongfang Muxue remained expressionless.
“Aren’t you afraid?” Song Qingshu asked suspiciously.
“What should I be afraid of?” Dongfang Muxue said lightly.
“For example, We might do something to you.” Song Qingshu rubbed his hands together, showing a trace of dirty expression.
“Unless you kill me after you’re done, when I recover my strength, I’ll make you wish you were dead.” Dongfang Muxue said with a frosty expression.
“You are seriously injured and can’t beat Us.” Song Qingshu smiled proudly.
“My injury will recover one day.” Seeing Song Qingshu approaching the bed, Dongfang Muxue turned her head to the other side.
“We can abolish your martial arts.” Song Qingshu stretched out his hand, turned her face back, and lightly rubbed her face with his fingers. It was probably because she had recovered some of her original inner strength, the skin on the face was even more tender and smooth than that of Concubine Tong.
Originally, he just wanted to scare her, but after touching for a moment, Song Qingshu felt reluctant to let go.
Gradually, a blush appeared on Dongfang Muxue’s face, and she scolded, “Song Qingshu, have you touched enough?”
“Ah!” Song Qingshu removed his hand in embarrassment, and said with an unnatural expression, “Could it be that the Cult Master Dongfang is confused. Song Qingshu has been burned to ashes by Us, but the Cult Master still can’t forget him.”
“Hmph, now I hope that the little thief was really burned to ashes.” Dongfang Muxue gave him a stern look.
Song Qingshu felt a little nervous from her gaze. He subconsciously stood up, and suddenly felt that this seemed to have weakened his momentum, so he quickly said, “Cult Master Dongfang, I have a proposal for you.”
“Say it.” Dongfang Muxue replied bluntly.
“If the Cult Master is willing to enter my harem, We will not blame you for what happened before, and We shall help you regain the position of Cult Master of the Sun Moon Holy Cult. At the same time, you can choose any position in the court. Except for the position of the Empress, We will give you whatever title you want.” Song Qingshu said with a straight face.
“I’m curious, who will you give the position of Empress? Zhou Zhiruo next door, or that pretty widow of Yuan Chengzhi?” Dongfang Muxue looked at him with a faux-smile.
Song Qingshu’s heart tightened, and he said with a little more strict tone, “We don’t know what you are talking about. The Empress of the harem is the one from the Tong family. The Tong family has power in the court and the public, so they have a huge influence. Naturally, We have to give them face.”
“Including wantonly playing with Concubine Tong like that?” Dongfang Muxue’s expression became serious, “You can enjoy Little Sister Tong and three thousand other beauties in the harem, Song Qingshu, you are really enjoying your life!”
Knowing that the truth could no longer be concealed, Song Qingshu took off his mask and looked at her with a wry smile, “How did you see through my identity?”
Seeing that familiar face, the last big stone in Dongfang Muxue’s heart finally fell to the ground, and she snorted, “Quickly unseal my acupoint, do you really want to take this opportunity to take advantage of me?”
“I was worried that you didn’t have any clothes under the quilt.” Song Qingshu smiled awkwardly.
‘I’m afraid that you were really looking forward to it…’ Dongfang Muxue secretly cursed in her heart, and immediately saw through his trick, “Do you want to check? I allow you to lift the quilt.”
“Since you are saying that, you must be wearing something.” Song Qingshu sighed, and casually unsealed the acupuncture points on her body.
As soon as Dongfang Muxue got out of trouble, she hurriedly grabbed the quilt tightly to wrap around her body, and glared at Song Qingshu with a blushing face.
“Uh…” Seeing Dongfang Muxue’s appearance, Song Qingshu immediately realized the truth, and regretted his decision so much that his intestines turned green, “Really weren’t wear anything?”
“You were allowed to lift the quilt just now, who told you not to lift it yourself.” A blush appeared on Dongfang Muxue’s cheeks, but it was quickly replaced by anger, “Duo Long, that dog slave, when I recover from my injury, I will definitely To take his dog life.”
It turned out that Duo Long had misunderstood that Kangxi might have taken a fancy to these women, and as he had not performed well in front of Kangxi these days, he wanted to use this method to please the Emperor. So he asked the maids to take off all the clothes of the three women using the pretense that these women might have something dangerous on them that could hurt the Emperor.
‘What a considerate fellow!’ Song Qingshu almost burst into tears, and secretly gave Duo Long a thumbs up. Of course, he didn’t dare to show all this on his face, and continued to ask, “How did you see through my identity?”
“Find me a set of clothes first and then we’ll talk.” Dongfang Muxue decided to ignore him completely.
“Where did they put your clothes?” Song Qingshu looked around, but still didn’t see her clothes that were take off. In fact, if he really had seen the clothes, Song Qingshu would’ve immediately known that she was naked under the quilt.
“That basta*d Duo Long had the maid take them away, saying that it was to make sure that I wouldn’t be able to run away even if my acupoints were unsealed. I’m so mad!” Dongfang Muxue gritted her teeth. Song Qingshu was sure that if Duo Long was in the room right now, she would have definitely torn him to pieces.
Song Qingshu had no choice but to put on the mask again, and ordered the maid to prepare a set of clothes and send them in.
“Turn around, if you dare to look back, I’ll stab your eyeballs.” Dongfang Muxue took the clothes and gave Song Qingshu a hard look.
“It’s obvious that you can’t beat me now, but you’re still so fierce.” Song Qingshu turned around and muttered.
“What did you just say?”
When Song Qingshu turned around, Dongfang Muxue had already finished dressing. She was wearing a long skirt fluttering over an ordinary palace attire, which was quite fairy-like.
“Now, let me tell you how I figured it out. Firstly, I had met Kangxi before. With my realm at that time, even Sunflower Ancestor couldn’t hide his presence from me. If Kangxi really knew martial arts, I would be able to sense.”
“Secondly, when the three of us attacked you just now, you could’ve seriously injured Xia Qingqing if you really wanted, but you didn’t. You were very careful when you were executing your attacks, and focused too much on defense and dodging.”
“Thirdly, when you used the Wooden Sword, I became even more sure. A person’s can change his appearance, but the foundation of martial arts is difficult to change.”
“Based on this alone, you dared to guess that it was me pretending to be Kangxi?” Song Qingshu said with a wry smile, “That was very risky.”
“Actually, there is one more important reason.” Dongfang Muxue smiled.
“That is, I never believed that Song Qingshu, who is more cunning than a fox, would die so easily.” Dongfang Muxue came to Song Qingshu, and couldn’t stop herself from pinching his face.
Song Qingshu smiled embarrassingly, “I am really sorry that you had to come all the way from Yunnan. It must’ve been quite hard, considering that your injury is obviously not healed yet.”
Dongfang Muxue’s pretty face became hot, and she spoke with an unnatural tone, “Don’t think too much, I just came here because I couldn’t resist the two little girls, Feiyan and Zhong Ling, crying beside my ears every day.”
Thinking of the two lovely girls, Song Qingshu’s heart warmed up, “Are they okay?”
“You’re only thinking of them now?” Dongfang Muxue snorted coldly.
“No way!” Song Qingshu defended without much confidence.
“When I came here, I saw that you asked Concubine Tong to do…that kind of thing. How could she do that, does she not have any shame?” Thinking of the previous scene, Dongfang Muxue felt both ashamed and angry.
‘What’s there to be ashamed about the love between husband and wife?’ Song Qingshu pouted disapprovingly.
“Is it fun to be the emperor?” Dongfang Muxue quietly looked at him with a strange expression on her face.
“Hmm~” Song Qingshu nodded embarrassingly, and thought of the decadent days during this period, “It’s really fun.”
“And, poor Qu Feiyan and Zhong Ling shed tears every day in the Five Poison Cult. I really feel sorry for them.” Dongfang Muxue spat out, but she was not as angry as she had imagined.
“When you heard that I was dead, did you shed a tear for me as well?” Song Qingshu suddenly curiously looked into her eyes.
“No.” Dongfang Muxue replied without any hesitation.
“You are too narcissistic. I am not like the two women next door who love you to death.” Dongfang Muxue said sarcastically.
Thinking that Xia Qingqing and Zhou Zhiruo were still lying next door, Song Qingshu suddenly became worried about their current situation. Unlike Dongfang Muxue who had realized that he was Song Qingshu, those two still thought that he was Kangxi. Song Qingshu felt a little distressed, especially when he thought about Xia Qingqing’s heartbroken appearance from before.
Seeing Song Qingshu’s hesitation, Dongfang Muxue smiled lightly, “Go and meet those two women, they are probably in extreme suffering right now.”
“What about you?” Song Qingshu worried that Dongfang Muxue would disappear as soon as he left.
As if seeing his worry, Dongfang Muxue raised her head and said with a sneer, “Of course I won’t leave. It would’ve been troublesome if it was before, but now that you’ve become the boss of the Forbidden City, I only need to say a word, and I can have whatever I want. I would be able to recuperate way more comfortably if I stay here, so why should I go back to Yunnan after working so hard?”
“Are you really staying with me?” Song Qingshu confirmed worriedly.
“I really won’t go.” Dongfang Muxue showed a smile that was as refreshing as a stream melted from ice and snow, and her tone seemed more gentle than ever before.
Goblin: I’ll be honest I’ve probably read this novel five or six times, and Dongfang Muxue is my second favorite girl, just below Bing Xue’er. She feels like a stern, but cool and kind elder sister, where as Bing Xue’er is like that gentle, and caring elder sister who likes to dote on you.
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