Song Qingshu regretted the fact that he had been spouting too much nonsense just now, which caused him to fall into a trap. But as things were, it was absolutely impossible for him to reveal his true identity and expect Zhou Zhiruo to let him go.
“Looking at your expression, you seem to be feeling regretful?” Zhou Zhiruo very much enjoyed this sense of revenge. It was quite amusing how the tables had turned. Just a few moments ago, this guy was playing a game of cat and mouse with her and now the roles had reversed.
“It’s true that I have some regrets.” Song Qingshu sighed. He thought of those women who loved him so much, he thought of his unfulfilled ambitions, and how he was actually repeating the same fate as Kangxi, ushering in his own fall at the happiest moments of his life.
Song Qingshu couldn’t help but smile wryly, ‘It’s really the cycle of heaven, there will always be retributions.’
“Because you didn’t embarrass me just now, if you beg me, I will let you live for now.” Zhou Zhiruo’s heart remained cold. In fact she would never let Kangxi go, both from the point of view of a Han, or… for avenging Song Qingshu.
Zhou Zhiruo just wanted to see Kangxi kneeling and begging for mercy before he died, and then she would kill him so that he would die a worthless death, so that she could avenge Song Qingshu’s defeat.
Song Qingshu glanced at her, then sneered and spoke with an amused expression, “Even if I beg all the people in the world, I won’t beg you.”
Although Zhou Zhiruo was a little surprised at the meaning of his words, she didn’t think about it too much of it. Worried that things would change over time, she decided not to delay any longer, and prepared to use the extremely ruthless Nine Yin White Bone Claw.
“I can see them again…” Song Qingshu looked indifferent, but intently stared at Zhou Zhiruo’s chest.
“Looking for death!” Noticing his gaze, Zhou Zhiruo was furious, “I will gouge out your eyes first!”
Seeing the two fingers approach his eyes, Song Qingshu’s expression froze, then he immediately closed his eyes and quickly said, “For the sake of being nice to you just now, give me a good end.”
Song Qingshu was usually quite indifferent to his own life and death, but even thinking about having his eyes gouged out before death made him shudder.
“I thought you were some kind of hero, but you still begged me.” As her fingertips were about to be inserted into the opponent’s eye sockets, Zhou Zhiruo suddenly changed her mind, turned her fingers into claws, and tightly grabbed at his throat.
“Okay, I beg you, please give me a good end.” Song Qingshu looked calm, but he had been pumping up his True Qi and quietly attacking the sealed acupoints. Unfortunately, Zhou Zhiruo had been practicing the Nine Yin Scripture in seclusion at the Emei Sect from some time ago, and now her True Qi was no longer as messy and impure as before. She had sealed all the major acupoints in Song Qingshu’s body, and it was not something that could be unsealed in a rush. Since that was the case, he decided that it would be better to calmly face death.
As he looked back on the short few years after his rebirth, it could be considered quite a fulfilling life. Also, he even managed to become an emperor, so dying right now didn’t seem to be that untimely.
Zhou Zhiruo hesitated for a moment, but in the end, she still felt a little grateful for the courtesy with which he had treated her just now, and nodded, “Okay!” After speaking, she tightened her fingers and grabbed at his throat again.
Zhou Zhiruo suddenly felt a numbness on the back of her hand. When she looked carefully, she found a silver needle pierced within, shining with a cold light. And, before she could react, a white shadow broke through the window and came to the bed in the blink of an eye. As she was using her other hand had to grab the quilt on her body, Zhou Zhiruo could only meet the enemy with one hand. However, the opponent’s martial arts was extremely high, so Zhou Zhiruo acupuncture points were sealed after just a few moves.
“Tsk tsk tsk, if I hadn’t come here out of curiosity, wouldn’t you have died at the hands of this little lady like this?” Dongfang Muxue looked at Song Qingshu with contempt on her face.
“A man can make mistakes, and a horse can stumble. I was careless.” Song Qingshu spoke up with an awkward expression on his face.
“It’s you!” Zhou Zhiruo finally recognized the face of the person who had attacked her. Seeing that it was the same woman who she had fought side by side and besieged Kangxi before, she couldn’t help feeling startled and angry, then she suddenly realized something, “Ah!”
Because all of her acupoints were sealed, Zhou Zhiruo was no longer able to grasp the brocade quilt on her body. As the brocade quilt slowly slipped off, her delicate and unblemished body, which seemed like it was carved out of jade was gradually exposed for eyes to behold
“I really feel pity for this Miss Zhou.” Dongfang Muxue stretched out her hand to touch her body, smelled the scent left on her fingers, and showed a fascinated look.
“You!” Zhou Zhiruo trembled with anger.
“Hey, hey, don’t take advantage of it.” Even Song Qingshu couldn’t stand it, and thought, ‘This Dongfang Muxue won’t develop into a lily, right?’ (G: Lily can also refer to les*bians.)
“Why, are you feeling reluctant?” Dongfang Muxue looked at him with a faux-smile.
“Hmph.” Song Qingshu didn’t know how to answer, so he just snorted angrily.
“What’s the relationship between you two?” Seeing that the only man in the room was not looking at her, Zhou Zhiruo felt a little better.
“Me?” Dongfang Muxue sat down in Song Qingshu’s arms, put her arms around his neck, and smiled sweetly, “I’m his good friend.”
Seeing the two of them being so intimate, Zhou Zhiruo didn’t take long to understand the relationship between them, but she still felt a bit confused, “Then why did you fight him to the death before?”
“That’s because this brat had deceived me.” When she thought of just how much he had made her worry, Dongfang Muxue angrily pinched Song Qingshu.
“Hiss, it hurts!” Song Qingshu sucked in a breath of air, “You should help me unseal the acupuncture points first.”
“It won’t be fun after your acupoints are unsealed.” Dongfang Muxue slowly shook her head, revealing an ambiguous smile.
“Fun?” Song Qingshu suddenly had an ominous premonition.
“Miss Zhou, did you intend to kill him just now?” Dongfang Muxue quietly looked at Zhou Zhiruo’s beautiful face with her phoenix-like eyes.
“Of course.” Zhou Zhiruo felt a little scared by her stare, but she didn’t bother to lie.
“If you really killed him, you would regret it forever.” Dongfang Muxue let out a faint sigh.
“How is that possible?” Zhou Zhiruo curled her lips in disdain.
“Really?” Dongfang Muxue gently caressed Song Qingshu’s face with her fingers, and suddenly pulled away the mask, revealing his original face, “Let’s see who he is again?”
“How could it be you!?” Zhou Zhiruo blankly stared at Song Qingshu. The scene before her was beyond shocking!
“What are you doing!” Song Qingshu’s plan was very simple. He wanted to take this opportunity to break up with Zhou Zhiruo, but with Dongfang Muxue making such a fuss, wouldn’t it be more difficult to resolve the grievances between the two?
“You two are really frustrating, and as a bystander, it’s making me really anxious. So today, I’ll give you a push.” Dongfang Muxue lightly whispered into Song Qingshu’s ear, and giggled.
Seeing Song Qingshu looking at her strangely, a faint blush flashed across Dongfang Muxue’s face, “What are you looking at?”
“I suddenly found that you seem to have a little more femininity.”
“I was originally a woman.” Dongfang Muxue raised her eyebrows and angrily retorted.
“Hey, what are you doing with your hands?”
“I know that you’re taking off my clothes, but I’m asking you what you’re going to do by taking off my clothes.” Song Qingshu felt his head start o ache.
“Giving you a service.” Dongfang Muxue smiled sweetly.
Song Qingshu’s heart skipped a beat, as a certain naughty scene appeared in his mind, and his face turned red. But he soon realized that Zhou Zhiruo was still here, and Dongfang Muxue would definitely be ashamed to be doing such things in front of her. It would be too bold.
By the time Zhou Zhiruo recovered from the shock, she found that Dongfang Muxue had also stripped Song Qingshu naked, and then stuffed him into her bed. So she looked at Dongfang Muxue in embarrassment and anger, “What are you doing!”
“You two are husband and wife, so the only time you should fight should be on the bed.” Dongfang Muxue pulled the quilt to cover the two of them, and at the same time deliberately pressed Song Qingshu on Zhou Zhiruo’s body as a prank.
Only then did Song Qingshu realize that he had misunderstood, and looked at Dongfang Muxue with anger, “You are doing a disservice, you tricked me!”
“Really? You will definitely be grateful to me tomorrow.” The corner of Dongfang Muxue’s lips curled up, as she waved her long sleeves, and all the candles in the room were extinguished, “A singe spring night is worth a thousand gold taels, so I won’t be bothering you two.”
Then, with a loud laughter, she disappeared outside the door.
The room was plunged into darkness, only the sound of each other’s breathing could be heard. Song Qingshu took in the fragrance in the bed, and felt a little embarrassed, “Zhiruo, it’s really not my fault this time. I truly didn’t want to do this to you again.”
As Dongfang Muxue had put the two very close, Zhou Zhiruo could clearly feel the fiery breath hitting on her skin, and her breathing also turned rugged, “You didn’t die?”
“It was actually Kangxi who died.” Song Qingshu sighed before telling her the whole thing.
As Song Qingshu narrated the incident, Zhou Zhiruo could feel his fiery breath on her face, and when she thought about their current situation, she couldn’t help but feel annoyed and shy.
Although she was distracted from time to time, Zhou Zhiruo still figured out the general idea of the matter, and felt that it was truly quite unimaginable. But, suddenly thinking back to what Song Qingshu had said to her while pretending to be Kangxi, Zhou Zhiruo angrily snorted, “It’s really astonishing how someone was enjoying bragging about himself just now.”
Song Qingshu felt quite embarrassed by her taunt, and thought that it was quite fortunate that Zhou Zhirou couldn’t see his face in the dark, then he sighed, “You hate me so much. I said all that in order to make a complete break between us. That would be good for both you and me .”
Hearing his words, Zhou Zhiruo fell silent.
“How do you know that I still hate you?” Zhou Zhiruo asked with a gentle voice.
“What?” Song Qingshu was taken aback, his thoughts became complicated and he couldn’t clearly hear anything for a moment.
“It’s nothing.” Zhou Zhiruo’s voice quickly returned to calm.
“What should we do now?” By this point, Song Qingshu had already unsealed his acupoints, but he was reluctant to let go of Zhou Zhiruo’s fragrant and smooth body.
“I unsealed my acupoints.” Zhou Zhiruo’s voice was inaudible.
Song Qingshu was taken aback for a moment, and had no choice but to admit, “Me too.”
The two of them still maintained their previous posture without moving at all. The only difference was that Song Qingshu could feel Zhou Zhiruo’s body getting softer and weaker.
“Then I’m leaving.” Zhou Zhiruo felt that it was a bit embarrassing to stay like this, and struggled to sit up.
“No.” Song Qingshu would be considered an idiot if he let her go like this, he grabbed her wrist and pulled Zhou Zhiruo back into his arms.
“Your martial arts realm is higher than mine.” Zhou Zhiruo pursed her lips and said.
Song Qingshu didn’t understand why she was suddenly saying that, and Zhou Zhiruo continued to mutter, “This time… you forced me.”
“Okay, okay, I forced you.”
Seeing her deceiving herself like this, Song Qingshu felt that it was quite amusing. Then he twisted his waist, and pressed her under his body.
Zhou Zhiruo let out a tender snort, and her jade-like arms naturally wrapped around Song Qingshu’s neck.
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7 thoughts on “Chapter 300: Self-deception”
thanns flr the chapter
Thanks for reading
okay, i didnt see that coming lol
but i think similar thing will happen with qingqing in the next chapter
i dont know anymore lol
cant wait for the next chapter
ty for the chapter
Thanks for reading!
I half expect Zhang Wuji to burst through the wall any moment.
Maybe he will…or maybe not.
Anyway, thanks for reading!
Muxue best wingwoman