Su Shi stared blankly at Yun Qiluo.
How could this ruthless and cold-blooded Demon Empress reveal the appearance of a little girl?
He had to admit that Yun Qiluo was truly beautiful.
Her black hair and smooth skin were like jade, her arched eyebrows were like mountains from a distance, and her eyes were like thin clouds covering the moon.
The plain dress could not cover her graceful figure, and the white wrists and neck she occasionally showed were whiter and smoother than frost and snow.
She looked like someone from a painting.
Although Su Shi had seen many beauties, he was still very amazed by this beauty.
“At first, in order to protect you, I could only let you go to the Southwest Region as a free commander.”
“Now that you have such outstanding talent, I will remove all obstacles and let you become the main heir with a noble status.”
Yun Qiluo looked at him steadily, “Out of a hundred steps, I have taken ninety-nine, why are you still unwilling to take the last step?”
Su Shi swallowed.
Why did this sound like a confession?
“Don’t forget, you yourself said that you would protect me from the start.”
“Those were just childish words in the past…”
“But I took it seriously.”
Yun Qiluo’s cherry lips pouted slightly, seemingly somewhat stubborn and dissatisfied.
Su Shi’s heart beat faster for a while.
What was up with the Demon Empress today?
Without her usual oppressive dominance, she was like a heartbroken girl!
The woman in front of me is unmistakably the ruthless Netherworld Demon Empress!
Su Shi secretly pinched himself.
Yun Qiluo got up and walked towards him, the hem of her dress was full of fragrance.
“As long as you are willing to become the Chief Disciple, you will stand above everyone and have unlimited resources for cultivation.”
“If everything goes well, the entire Netherworld Rakshasa Sect will be yours in the future.”
“Wealth, status, women, there is nothing in this world that you cannot obtain.”
Her voice seemed to have an alluring charm.
Looking at the worldly beauty nearby, Su Shi timidly said, “Including Your Majesty?”
Yun Qiluo was silent for a moment, “What did you say?”
Su Shi’s eyes were deep as he said, “Since the entire Netherworld Rakshasa Sect belongs to me, it naturally includes Your Majesty as well?”
Yun Qiluo’s heart was pounding!
A faint blush crept across her cheeks, like a charming afternoon sunset in the sky.
She had not expected the other party to dare to say such a dangerous thing.
But strangely, there was no anger in her heart, but rather panic and embarrassment.
“You, you want me?”
“Everyone has a love for beauty, and isn’t it normal for a subordinate to favor Your Majesty who is blessed with great beauty?”
Su Shi’s mouth was dry, his thoughts were chaotic, and his words were spoken without thinking at all.
Yun Qiluo’s chest rose and fell, her eyes filled with light, “Can you pay the price? Desiring me will probably cost you your life.”
“If I should die beneath a peony flower, I will still be charming as a ghost.” 1
Su Shi gently raised his chin and said in a deep voice, “This subordinate is willing to die for Your Majesty.”
Yun Qiluo bit her lip, and there seemed to be mist in her eyes.
The two of them were getting closer and closer.
Su Shi could smell the intoxicating fragrance, see his own reflection in her slightly glazed eyes, and even feel Yun Qiluo’s slightly rapid breathing.
Something was not right!
He found himself in a very wrong situation!
Common sense told him that he should stop, but his body was completely out of control, and all he could see was a delicate face like a flower.
Just then, the deacon’s voice sounded from outside the door.
“Your Majesty, the evening meal is ready.”
The charming atmosphere was instantly broken, and the two flew apart as if they had been shocked by electricity.
Su Shi’s eyes cleared and he stammered, “This subordinate… this subordinate got too carried away, I hope Your Majesty forgives me.”
Yun Qiluo’s pretty face turned red as she pretended to be calm and said, “Alright, go to the dining hall first, I’ll catch up in a moment.”
Su Shi fled in despair.
Looking at his bewildered back, Yun Qiluo covered her hot cheeks.
“I must have gone crazy!”
Just now they were almost ……
Thinking of those close eyes, she couldn’t wait to find a hole in the ground to hide!
“What kind of cultivation technique is this!”
She took out an ancient book with five big words “The Glazed Beautiful Girl Technique” written on the cover.
Cen Baihu said that Su Shi loves beauty, so she planned to try it herself, and in order to confirm the effect, she found this guide in the Book Collection.
This cultivation technique has the ability to force the mind, make people stop thinking, deprive them of their common sense and stimulate their deepest instincts.
But I didn’t expect that even I would be affected!
She had intended to bewitch Su Shi, but she didn’t want to involve herself!
“Su Shi really is a playboy, how dare he be so reckless with me!”
“But, why am I also ……”
“It must be because of him, I’m not that kind of cheap woman!”
Yun Qiluo stomped her feet in shame and anger.
Finally concluding, “It’s Cen Baihu’s fault!”
The deacon outside the hall walked in, “This subordinate is here.”
Yun Qiluo gritted his teeth and said, “Tell West Saint to go to the frontier to suppress the enemy immediately, and don’t let him come back without my order!”
The deacon retreated.
The redness on Yun Qiluo’s face has not disappeared.
She casually wanted to throw away the ancient book, but Su Shi’s obsessed eyes suddenly appeared in her mind.
She hesitated for a moment and quietly put down the ancient book.
“This technique is too evil, and it’s not good to spread it around, so it’s better for me to keep it to myself.”
In the dining room.
Su Shi sat dumbfounded.
Looking at the table full of food and delicacies, he could not whet his appetite.
“In life, all kinds of delusions are testing us all the time, and sometimes a single thought can make people fall into the abyss of desire.” 2
Thinking of the scene just now, he looked very bitter.
“Did I really tried to kiss Demon Empress?”
“Isn’t that seeking death!”
“I have to find a way to escape from here, otherwise everything will be over when she comes here.”
But it was too late, Yun Qiluo walked into the dining room.
Her demeanor has returned to its coolness, her indifferent eyes can’t see any emotion.
She sat down and fell silent.
The atmosphere is very quiet.
Su Shi swallowed and said with difficulty, “Your Majesty, about what just happened ……”
Yun Qiluo instantly snapped and glared at him in embarrassment, “Eat your food!”
Literally: If I should die under a peony flower, I will still be charming as a ghost.
Note: peony flower is a metaphor for a beautiful woman.
1.) If I die under a skirt, I can still flirt as a ghost.
2.) If my body should perish, the girls I’ll still cherish.
Source of both footnotes 1 and 2: House of Flying Daggers (Title 01 Chapter 06, about 10 seconds before Chapter 07), said by Takeshi Kaneshiro’s character. In the movie, he actually says: ／ (Literally: “I would rather die under a flower; I will still be amorous, even as a ghost”).
Litteraly: There is a knife above the character for lust; fig. lascivious activities can lead to bitter consequences.