Chapter 49: I’m Not Scared of Dying. What Can You Do About It?! (2)
“Shh—, you don’t need to say anything yet.” Cheng Shizhao moved closer to Zhou Xiaoxiao’s ears, saying softly and teasing her, “There are no elders or brothers in my residence, so you will get the freedom you want. Plus, the Princess Consort has a gentle personality and understands this Prince; she is also lenient towards concubines. If you come to my residence, I will pamper you and you get to wear clothes made out of silk, satin, and many other precious fabrics. You’ll also get silver and gold accessories, be able to order servants and maids too. You’ll never need to be so exhausted and you just need to enjoy all the riches and glory. Isn’t that a great deal?”
Cheng Shizhao was clearly familiar with ways of dealing with women. He curled his lips and murmured this in her ears while he placed an arm around Zhou Xiaoxiao’s shoulders.
Zhou Xiaoxiao tried her best to endure the goosebumps rising on her body and advised him without angering him, “Your highness, please calm down and consider Xingzhi’s feelings. If he knows you did this purposely, he would definitely be upset with you.”
“He won’t be truly angry with me. As a child, he always lets me and no matter how much he likes something, as long as I like it, he was willing to give it to me.” Cheng Shizhao flipped the table over and pressed Zhou Xiaoxiao on it. “Of course, you better tell him that you were willing. That way, he would feel better.”
He took off his robe and reached over to strip Zhou Xiaoxiao.
Zhou Xiaoxiao couldn’t hide anywhere, so she suppressed Cheng Shizhao’s hands and enunciated each word, “I’m not willing.”
Cheng Shizhao raised his brows and slightly shrugged, smiling at her mockingly. He said in an extremely gentle tone, but it carried a harsh treat, “You must think clearly. Do you know the consequences of going against me?”
He slowly pried Zhou Xiaoxiao’s hands and said, “Your entire family will have to pay for this Prince’s anger.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao stared at Cheng Shizhao’s face enlarging in front of her and she truly felt anxious.
She was an adult and not an innocent one. She knew very well the consequences of disobeying this man. She treasured the life she obtained out of difficulty and didn’t want to drag her relatives and close friends down with her.
She closed her eyes and a familiar face floated in her mind. Zhou Xiaoxiao tightly clutched her fists and comforted herself. It’s ok. It’s nothing. Just pretend that you were bitten by a dog. Patience! Patience!
But when the man’s disgusting breath sprinkled on her face, Zhou Xiaoxiao kneed him firmly and flipped over, punching Cheng Shizhao harshly on his stomach.
Sorry, I can’t hold it in anymore!
This punch contained the last straw of Zhou Xiaoxiao’s fury.
The punch made Cheng Shizhao bend down and his veins were bursting, cold sweat enveloped him. He vomited and laid on the kang stove bed, unable to say anything.
Zhou Xiaoxiao took out a dagger and played with it, pressing the silver tip against Cheng Shizhao’s throat.
“Why don’t you try calling? Let’s see if your guards are quicker or if my dagger is quicker?”
“You…” Cheng Shizhao painfully said, “You don’t want to live anymore?!”
“I’m not scared of dying. What can you do with me?!”
Zhou Xiaoxiao took out his belt and pressed his hands behind his back, tying him into a rice dumpling wrapped in leaves.
“You crazy woman. Aren’t you afraid that your family will be implicated and killed just like you?!”
“Whole family? I’m the only one left. Even if you want to kill my entire family, you can only kill me. It’s worth exchanging my life for your life!”
Zhou Xiaoxiao was burning with anger and an evil idea popped up. She covered Cheng Shizhao’s mouth and gave him a harsh beating.
“Do you know how Yu Xingzhi and I first knew each other? The first time I saw him, he was hung on the pillar by Lin Bingren and whipped. After dozens of days of cruel torture, he still refused to submit. I was wondering which brother he was doing this for. Who knew that he was doing this for you — a stupid fool whose conscience was eaten by a dog!”
Zhou Xiaoxiao’s punches landed like heavy rain, punching while talking.