Chapter 66: Wife, Why Are You Beating Your Husband? (1)
Cheng Shizhao burst into anger and threw the red cloth off his head.
He kicked Huang Tiangu to the ground and the latter shouted, “Wife, why are you beating your husband?”
Without another word, Cheng Shizhao grabbed a hidden sharp dagger and attempted to stab Huang Tiangu’s chest. He hurriedly rolled over and barely missed the attack. He suddenly felt a heaviness on his back and he was pressed against the ground by a nimble feet.
He watched as the servant girl who stepped on him chuckled, saying, “You must be drunk and rushing to get the wedding night started with my elder miss?”
Huang Tiangu attempted to get back up but that servant girl was unusually powerful. It felt like mountains were crushed on top of him and he couldn’t even move the slightest.
Cheng Shizhao walked over and slit his throat with one clean cut.
The local tyrant and ferocious demon had died finally, going to hell to dream about his wedding night.
The servants who had been tied up the mountains all yelled in unison, jumping up and breaking free of the restraints, pouncing at the bandits. They were all elites and skilled guards picked by Cheng Shizhao from the residence.
Earlier, at the foot of the mountain, they all drank the wine in order to not raise suspicion. In reality, they spat the wine in secret and hid diggers on themselves, pretending to faint. Once they were tied up the mountain, while the bandits were off guard, they had all cut the rope loose and just waiting for Cheng Shizhao’s orders to take the bandits down.
There was one person who rushed out the main hall and let out a signal; then, one could hear the uproars from the foot of the mountain and people forcing their way up the mountain. All the bandits felt their legs weakening at the sight and were frightened since their leader, Huang Tiangu, had died already.
They had no intentions of fighting back as they all ran off in different directions. However, they were all either killed or captured, the majority taken care of.
Yu Xingzhi untied Cheng Shiqi and he fell on the ground, sobbing and whimpering. He said, “Thankfully brothers came on time, otherwise I would’ve died here. Wu, wu. My legs are soft as dough and I have no strength. I really can’t get back up.”
Prince Yan felt helpless but reached over to help him up.
Cheng Shiqi’s face was covered in tears and he looked to see his usual dominating and fierce Royal Brother who now had his hair combed into a bun and golden hairpins were stuck in his hair. He wore a dress and had blush and lipstick applied on his face, appearing to be moving and beautiful from the makeup.
Cheng Shiqi couldn’t help but chuckle at the sight.
“I didn’t think brother can be such a beautiful woman in disguise.”
Right then, Prince Yan frowned and scowled at him, flying into a rage of humiliation. He pushed Cheng Shiqi, making him stumble; then he brushed his sleeves and left him.
He went to the back of the hall and found an empty spot, changing this humiliating outfit.
Coincidentally, he saw Yu Xingzhi still wearing the dress and he, along with Zhou Xiaoxiao and Juanzi, squeezed in front of the kitchen. He was washing the rice and vegetables, helping out the women.
Cheng Shizhao was confused and asked, “Xingzhi, what are you doing here?”
He looked up, smiling and answered, “Everyone has been busy the entire day and they’re all hungry. Xiaoxiao is cooking food for them and I was worried that she may be too exhausted, so I decided to help her out.”
Right now, Yu Xingzhi had a beautiful face of a woman and he seemed familiar to his memory as a modest and polite man. The two faces had coincided every now and then as he continued to stare.
Cheng Shizhao felt helpless by his actions, unable to even tell him that men should stay away from the kitchen. He used the wall as support and slowly walked out.
In the meanwhile, Zhou Xiaoxiao and Juanzi enjoyed playing with each other. One would push the other and the other would pinch back in retaliation.
Juanzi said, “When I first saw Prince Yan, he was like a black face Yama and he scared me half to death. Now, he doesn’t even seem scary; in fact, he is quite friendly.” Zhou Xiaoxiao chuckled at this. It was pretty fun to bully him.
“Xingzhi, quickly go and change your clothes. There’s nothing you could do here anyway.”
Yu Xingzhi stood up and before he left, he smiled and said, “Well, control yourself and don’t bully older cousin too much.”