Chapter 282: Supreme Commander wants to buy a skirt for Xiaoyao
Standing outside the bedroom door, Ning Xiaoyao tugged Lou Zigui’s sleeve as she watched the floodwater in the room began to flow out onto the courtyard. "Supreme Commander, my fighting abilities are good, right?"
Lou Zigui lowered his head and observed Ning Xiaoyao's hand. Those hands were small, very fair, with tender flesh. How could such hands have the strength to pop the groundwater out? It was incomprehensible to Supreme Commander Lou. In any case, he did not have such ability.
"Supreme Commander?" Ning Xiaoyao’s eyes blinked her eyes at him.
No matter what, Lou Zigui wasn’t going to say no. If he says no, this girl might just create another mouth of a fountain!
“Say something, ”urged Ning Xiaoyao.
“Let’s talk about it later.” Lou Zigui only gave a curt answer.
Ning Xiaoyao’s squishy cheeks sunk. "Supreme Commander, you’re not taking me seriously me again." The war is about to break out, who has time to discuss it with you later? Lou Zigui stroked her forehead and changed the subject. “If we don’t fill this hole, this building will not hold out."
"Whaa?" asked Ning Xiaoyao. In an instant, Lou Zigui got her attention again."The room will collapse if it’s flooded for some time." Shadowthunder remarked next to her.
Ning Xiaoyao felt pain. Her room was not burned down by Grand Preceptor's men. Instead, it was drowned in water by her very own hands. Why’s there underground water beneath her bedroom? Ahhhhhhhh!!!! (Author: Well, who can you ask? o(╯□╰)o）
"Should I go find some people to fill the pit?" Shadowrain asked. Based on the damage, they probably need some extra help. The water was flowing out like a flood. Heaven knows how deep a pit His Majesty could form ah!
Ning Xiaoyao rolled up her sleeves. "Let me do it." Ordinary people wouldn’t be able to fix this. She should take care of it. In her case, she could fill the huge pit within a minute. She shook her head and looked around her surroundings. Ning Xiaoyao stared at the flower bed in the courtyard.
"Let it be," Lou Zigui pulled Ning Xiaoyao away.
Emperor Ning and the three commanders glared at Lou Zigui together. He wants them to let the bedroom collapse?!
"When the enemy troops enter the palace compound, they will certainly besiege the imperial palace," Lou Zigui said. "The palace’s bedroom is the most important place for them to attack. Without it, they will divide their forces.”
"If that’s the case, we can destroy them separately," Ning Xiaoyao touched her chin. When the enemy is superior in number, only fools would give them the opportunity to concentrate their forces against them!
"Do you want the room or leave the city?" Lou Zigui pulled Ning Xiaoyao by the hand.
Ning Xiaoyao was silent. She wanted to keep the room but she also didn’t want to leave the capital. "Choose only one of the two," Lou Zigui looked at Ning Xiaoyao.
Ning Xiaoyao felt her meat ached, her heart ached, her liver ached. Basically, everywhere ached.
Shadowthunder wanted to speak. What other options do they have? Can filling a pit delay His Majesty's departure from the capital? But the moment the second shadow commander was about to speak, he was stopped by the third and the fourth commanders. Clearly, His Majesty is refusing to leave, while Supreme Commander Lou is forcing the emperor to go! During the war, they should think of how His Majesty could safely leave the capital. Therefore, Shadowrain and Shadowbolt implored Ning Xiaoyao. “Your Majesty, you should leave the city.”
"I'm not going." Ning Xiaoyao stated in one breath. She spoke as if someone was trying to slice a piece of flesh off her.
If the house was gone, they could build another. But if a life was gone, where would she find another?
Lou Zigul lightly nodded his head. He even threw the room into the equation, but he was still unable to convince Miss Ning. The only solution would probably be to knock her out. But Lou Zigui was stressed. This woman is immune to hundreds of poisons and she’s a fighter. How could he knock her out?
"I have discussed with Supreme Commander," Ning Xiaoyao explained to his three Dragon Guard commanders. "When the battle breaks out, I will whittle down Grand Preceptor’s force in the palace while Supreme Commander leads the troops to annihilate Grand Preceptor outside of the city."
The three commanders looked at each other and then glared at Lou Zigui. You want to leave His Majesty on his own in the palace to fight against Xie Wenyuan's military forces? What kind of subject are you? When something goes wrong, you let His Majesty risk his life?!
Although Shadowthunder and the other commanders did not say a word, Lou Zigui could understand what they wanted to convey from their stares. Lou Zigui made a gesture at them, indicating they may go ahead. He had already tried his best.
"Your Majesty," Shadowrain exclaimed, "Let's leave the city. It's fun to ride horses and kill enemies."
"Yes," agreed Shadowthunder, "it's cool to kill people like that!"
Shadowbolt added, "Your Majesty, a handsome man that can pierce through the Heavens should ride horses to kill his enemies. There’s no way you can do that in the palace."
Ning Xiaoyao looked at the three men, shook her head and said, "You guys don't know how to fight in a battle."
The three Dragon Guard commanders: ... We don't understand, but you do?”
"It's all right, I'll protect you," Ning Xiaoyao patted her chest and assured Shadowthunder and the others, "With me here, we won’t die."
Lou Zigui looked at the three Dragon Guard commanders. The three men looked like they wanted to drop down dead. If His Majesty has to protect the Dragon Guards, what’s the point of their existence?
"Alright," stated Ning Xiaoyao. She looked at her bedroom and felt pained psychologically. Then, she looked up at the sky again. "So we’ve pleasantly decided. Supreme Commander, you will leave the palace as soon as possible to prepare for the war. I will make preparations in the palace and send everyone off to the Empress Dowager’s palace."
Looking at the water-soaked ground under his feet, Lou Zigui found that he could not do anything about Miss Ning.
"Go get ready," Ning Xiaoyao ordered Shadowthunder and the other commanders. “Gather all the people together and send them to the Empress Dowager's palace."
Shadowrain said with a pained expression, "What should I tell the Empress Dowager?"
"Just say that Grand Preceptor is rebelling. He wants to kill me. Then he wants to kill her and make Ning Xin the emperor." Ning Xiaoyao casually said, "If the Empress Dowager does not want to leave her fate in the hands of Grand Preceptor, she should believe me once. Don't ask anything, just stay at the Empress Dowager's Palace."
Shadowrain was worried. "Would the Empress Dowager believe this?"
"Either she believes me or Grand Preceptor," Ning Xiaoyao said. "Let her choose. If she thinks Grand Preceptor is a good father, let her bring Ning Xin out of the palace, I definitely won’t stop her."
Shadowrain was not convinced. He still wanted to ask more questions. Shadowthunder impatiently spoke, "Why are you dawdling? Just follow what His Majesty said."
“Yeah!” Ning Xiaoyao beamed. “Listening to me is the right thing to do.”
Shadowrain ran to do his task. Lou Zigui saw that the other two commanders were still standing idly, "You’re His Majesty’s people, too. Why is Shadowrain the only one working?”
Shadowthunder and Shadowbolt fled.
In the courtyard, the Emperor and Supreme Commander were the only ones left. The water flowed out noisily from the large pit and continued to spread. Ning Xiaoyao trod on the water while thinking about her room. She felt the pain acutely.
"Xiaoyao," Lou Ziguo made one last attempt. Ning Xiaoyao stood on tiptoes and kissed Lou Zigui’s dry lips. "Supreme Commander, I promised you that if I’m losing, I’ll run away. I'll go find you, and then we'll escape together."
Lou Zigui... Who’s the person who said earlier that he’s the Yongning Emperor and that he’s going to be with dynasty in life or death?
"We can only think of ways to kill Grand Preceptor if we’re alive, right?" Ning Xiaoyao said, "So I won't die. If Grand Preceptor is not drawing his last breath, I definitely won’t draw my last breath."
Lou Zigui raised his hands to caress Ning Xiaoyao's face. The moonlight was silvery and cold. The light spread across the land like mercury. Ning Xiaoyao looked at Lou Zigui, "So you can’t die either, Supreme Commander."
Ning Xiaoyao's eyes reflected the starry sky. Lou Zigui responded with a low voice, "Alright." Ning Xiaoyao grinned, "So we agreed."
"Promise me this," Lou Zigui gazed into Ning Xiaoyao's eyes. "If you can’t beat them, go find me. I'll be outside the capital. As long as we return to Anyuan, we can start from scratch.”
"Mm," Ning Xiaoyao nodded earnestly.
"Switch to another room to rest," Lou Zigui pulled Xiaoyao to leave.
Ning Xiaoyao said, "My luggage is still in the room. They are worth money ah!"
Lou Zigui: ...
"Wait for me," Ning Xiaoyao ran back into the room. She had lost her room for no reason. But she was not going to lose the furniture and all her clothes too!
Lou Zigui followed. Now the water had reached his calves. Ning Xiaoyao stood in front of the bed, ready to rescue her bed.
Lou Zigui waded to the front of the bed, the skirt worn by Ning Xiaoyao was still on the bed. Lou Zigui reached out and picked up the skirt, "You still kept this?"
Ning Xiaoyao said, "I can wear it in the future. Isn't it pretty?"
"Very," assented Lou Zigui, recalling her wearing the dress. Supreme Commander suddenly pulled Ning Xiaoyao onto the bed.
Ning Xiaoyao looked at Lou Zigui "This room will collapse."
"It won’t collapse overnight," said Lou Zigui.
“So earlier, when you told me to choose between my room or leaving the capital, you were trying to fool me?” Ning Xiaoyao reacted to Supreme Commander Lou’s “evil” motive. This person had wanted her to run away, ah!
Lou Zigui’s lips curled in a smile.
"Speak properly," Ning Xiaoyao puffed her cheeks. "Don't smile. Now is not the time for you to use the honey trap. You still won’t give up? Are you still trying to get me to leave? Didn’t we agree?"
"I’ve never stayed in a flooded room," laughed Lou Zigui.
"That’s not my intention," Ning Xiaoyao felt stifled. If she had known this would happen, she would have smashed the ground outside. No, that’s not correct either. Maybe she would’ve drown the whole courtyard instead.
Lou Zigui laid down on the bed and gazed at Ning Xiaoyao. "I like the way you look in a skirt."
Ning Xiaoyao’s eyeballs were swirling. Supreme Commander Lou’s behaviour isn’t suitable right now. Momentarily ago, this man was worried about the war. Now, he's in the mood to chat about a floral skirt with her? The scenery is changing too fast!
"In the future, I will take you with me." promised Lou Zigui. "We’ll leave the palace, and I'll buy you lots and lots of skirts."
"Can you buy me food first?" Ning Xiaoyao wondered. Food is more important than skirts!
"OK, we’ll buy food." In the room with no lighting, Lou Zigui’s teeth were blindingly white under the moonlight.
"You said so," said Ning Xiaoyao. "Get up, Supreme Commander. I'll carry the bed out first. Windy once said this is the dragon bed. It's very valuable!" The bedroom may be a goner. But if she sold the dragon bed, maybe she could compensate for the loss.
Lou Zigui reached out and pulled Ning Xiaoyao into his arms. Supreme Commander’s heart was like a needle at the bottom of the ocean.
While the bed was swaying and shaking, Ning Xiaoyao frowned, deep in thought. Aren’t they about to go to war? Is it really okay to be out of line at a time like this?
"I'm not going to let anything happen to you," Lou Zigui mumbled in a husky voice, "Xiaoyao, I can't let anything happen to you again."
Thunder rolled across the sky, and the moon was suddenly hidden. The sound of heavy rain echoed. The torrential rain came unexpectedly.Previous Chapter Next Chapter