Chapter 28 – Crocodile Tears (4)
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Su Xin’s face was contorted with pain and she wiped the blood off the corners of her mouth. Feeling the searing pain, she stood up with difficulty.
[Asking permission from the host whether to activate the immuno pain suppression mode or not. This function takes 1/12 hit points and suppresses the host’s pain for ten minutes. Moreover, it will double the pain that will be endured by the body right after deactivation. This function can be activated for free only this time. ]
Free event? The system still has a bit of humanity left in it after all.
Su Xin flipped her hair back. This was her last resort.
Bring it on.
The next moment, the pain completely disappeared and Su Xin felt revived like she wasn’t hurt in the first place.
Qu Feiqing was already encircled by the enemies, but she was hardly flustered. She saw Su Xin who was blown away by one of the assassins in her attempt to help her and her fury awhile ago was quickly replaced by pity.
A person who is this fragile is not suitable to live beside her.
Her life was not peaceful, it would never be. Even after four years of reigning as the emperor, she still couldn’t shake off some deep-rooted hatred towards her. She couldn’t count the number of people who want to see her head roll.
But now she knew that Su Xin was not among the people who loathe her. She saw Su Xin coming towards her with a smile and she was instantly surprised.
There it was—the bloodthirsty smile from the banquet was on her face once again.
Overwhelmed by the effect given to her by the system, Su Xin felt that she was about to become a hero just like the legendary tales she read in her previous life. Just like Robinhood who robbed from the rich and helped the poor. Heck, she even felt like she could be at two places simultaneously and save the world.
Wounded and dead lay spread on the ground with their weapons. Somehow this situation became convenient to Su Xin. She abandoned the heavy sword and replaced it with a dagger she found.
Then, she began to execute her attack, protecting the emperor behind her. But, Qu Feiqing wasn’t too happy by what she saw and her forehead was bunched with a frown. Su Xin held a dagger which put her into close proximity with the enemies, giving them the chance to hurt her easily. It was a technique which didn’t benefit the user [note]损人不利己 (sǔn rén bù lì jǐ) to harm others without benefiting oneself (idiom)[/note].
It was killing enemies by one thousand and injuring thyself by eight hundred[note] “A thousand injured, self-damaged eight hundred.” Sun Tzu’s art of attack was extended. It means that on the surface, it means fighting against the enemy. Although it killed a thousand enemies, it also lost 800 people. The gap between the two sides is not much different. It is said that if you compete with people hard, the loss is not only the enemy, but the actual loss is both.[/note].
Despite the constant assaults she received, Su Xin remained unfazed, unflinching and movements unimpeded. She didn’t seem to feel any pain when the enemy’s weapon dug into her skin and blows were rendered to her body.
Qu Feiqing could no longer take seeing Su Xin getting butchered. She approached her and took over in fighting the people assaulting her.
She then pulled Su Xin behind her.
“It’s all right, I’ll take care of this.”
Qu Feiqing didn’t stop until all her enemies ceased breathing.
There was no more clamor of swords for the whole place was now a grave of the unburied corpses. A hush of silence circled around the people as their eyes were trained on their ferocious emperor who was covered in blood that weren’t hers.