Chapter 31 – Crocodile Tears (7)
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“Because I worry about the emperor. In the case Shu Juan was the one attacked, I will still rush out.”
Su Xin pointed to her painful throat and stopped talking.
Shu Juan finished undressing Su Xin and discarded the stained clothes on the floor. She then dipped a clean linen in the basin, twisted it to remove excess water, and started cleaning Su Xin’s wounds. When her hand travelled downward, her face became a bit red despite being the wrong occasion.
Su Xin gnashed her teeth when Shu Juan applied the gold sore medicine. She resisted it even more when she drank the other concoction which had a foul odor and a pungent, revolting taste. She felt bile rise up her throat.
Why was there a need to drink this monstrosity?!
The taste of traditional Chinese medicine really gave people who are afraid of suffering the urge to cut their stomach and kill themselves every minute the taste stays on their mouth. Still, Suxin endured the cool liquid that was tickling down her throat and she refrained herself from vomiting.
After while, Shu Juan wrapped the cleaned wounds in plasters. Su Xin reclined on the bed, sighing. She was glad that she could finally rest. Everything was now peaceful and quiet.
But the relief was a short-lived. Qu Feiqing entered her room, a guard in tow. Su Xin noticed that something was not right, the man kept on giving calculating glances at the back of the emperor.
Time seemed to slow down as he suddenly changed his protective stance and striked at the emperor.
“Dodge!” Su Xin’s voice was hoarse and terrified.
The emperor managed to avoid it, her body subconsciously moving out of harm’s way but the assailant continued to bombard her with another attack. Serving her for years, he had became familiar with the emperor’s defensive tactics and knew which way she was going to dodge.
Finding an opening, the man ruthlessly stabbed Qu Feiqing on the shoulder.
Qu Feiqing looked at the dagger sticking out of her shoulder then to the man who was supposed to protect her. She turned her body, the dagger digging deeper in her flesh and slapped the man hard that the sound resonated across the room.
The man lost his balance by the intensity of the slap and dropped to the floor haphazardly. He scrambled to his feet and attempted to escape, running away from Qu Feiqing as fast as he could.
Livid, Qu Feiqing gritted her teeth and hissed as she pulled out the dagger from her shoulder. She shot the defector right at the back of his heart. Her last kill for the day.
She then covered her the wound with her hand to stop the bleeding while someone hurriedly went to the doctor.
Master Fourteen, use that crocodile tear for me.
Qui Feiqing’s eyes zoned back at Su Xin. She was astonished by the girl several times in a row. Why was she crying now?
Su Xin’s tears dropped one after another. She struggled to sit up.
“Your highness, does it hurt so much?”
In the near future, Su Xin would exchange views with Sun Yixiao, one of her co-workers, through Fourteen where a flustered Sun Yixiao would complain about the crocodile tears, saying how treacherous it was. She would gnash her teeth and say this ability sent by the system was a pit to death.
When her family saw her crying, not only did they try to touch her, but they also wanted to sleep with her!
True to its effect of the user turning irresistible, it seemed to also increase the libido of the people who sees the tears.
But of course, this is a story that Su Xin will only know too late. The current, ignorant Su Xin was trying her best to send her good intentions to Qu Feiqing.
The emperor was stabbed and she wanted send out her goodwill and concern. What’s the best possible approach to do this? Tears was what she needed.
God knows she couldn’t cry thus, she used crocodile tears mindlessly.
Qu Feiqing took a deep look at Su Xin with a strange smile. It made Su Xin felt a little uneasy.
Bothered, she asked Fourteen.
Tell me, do I look ugly when crying?