Chapter 269: I Want to Die By Your Hands (2)
“It’s nothing. I just thought that it would be better to die in your hands than by Gong Jue’s hands. I don’t want to live like this anymore.”
He looked at the ground and smiled, “Perhaps I had walked down the wrong path the moment I betrayed you. However, I won’t admit that… yes, I’m not wrong. I’m only here today because I had made a slight mistake. You were my true friend before, so I won’t feel any grievances if I die by your hands. However, if I had another chance to live my life again, I would’ve done the same thing! So, I’m not wrong!”
“It was my father’s fault for not seeing my talent and being so inflexible. It’s the emperor’s fault for being so biased, making my talent go to waste. It’s all other people’s fault! I’m not wrong at all!” After he finished speaking, he burst out into laughter. He courageously looked at her and said coldly, “However, none of it matters now. After all, losers are always in the wrong, so I accept my fate!”
He used his hand and swiped it across his neck, indicating for her to kill him; his eyes were full of eagerness.
“Come, use your sword and cut through my throat. I hope that you can be a little ruthless, so that I can have a quick death.”
But the strange thing was that he had waited for a long time, but Gong Yimo didn’t move at all. She seemed immersed in her thoughts as she sized him up.
“…do you know how it will feel when the sword cut through your throat?”
Gong Yimo suddenly asked.
Li Ke was slightly surprised by her question, but he continued to look straight at her.
He looked like a fool as he stared at her which made Gong Yimo smile. She then touched her neck, as if she had recalled something.
She muttered, “If you were slashed by sword deeply, then you will have a quick death. But if the person with the sword is ruthless and had only faintly slashed your throat, then you will suffocate… It will be extremely uncomfortable and painful as you wait for you blood to flow out.”
Her words were very cold, as if she had experienced it herself. Li Ke forced himself to smile even though her words made him panic.
He looked at her and said, “So you want me to die by letting my blood run dry?”
Gong Yimo blinked her eyes and then smiled and shook her head.
“Although you said that you got close to me for your own purpose, I believe that you were sincere towards Xu Yuan, Zi Qing, and me. But… you betrayed me…”
“Actually, betraying me isn’t a serious matter. What I’m angry about is that you are full of talents, but you used it all in the struggle for power. Even if I went down on my knees and begged you and explain to you the reason why I need you guys to keep the secret, it would’ve been no use. You were blinded by ambition and didn’t think about the consequences of your actions at all. This… is this what you wanted? Is this how you want to contribute to the country? Your mind is too narrow.”
Gong Yimo’s words were like steel needles, each word and sentence made Li Ke’s face paler and paler! He kneeled upright on the ground as he looked at Gong Yimo with his unbending eyes.
“What do you know? Do you understand my pain? I’m hot-blooded and full of pride. Yet you guys want me to stay being a rank eight official! That is not the life I want…
…People will only listen to me and value me if I obtain a higher status! Only then, could I make contributions to our country and help the commoners! I risked everything to climb up, to help serve the country and record my name in our history! I am not wrong!”
“So what if you obtained the high official position you desired? Aren’t you still kneeling in front of me because everyone pushed you out, begging me to kill you?”