Chapter 374: I Want to Cook Rice with You, Jun Mo Xie
Translator: Novel Saga Editor: Novel Saga
[Whats the reason behind a man carrying an aphrodisiac on him? What could be the possible reason behind that? We have our wives and concubines. So, that should be enough to get the thing in our pocket working. Then, there are famous brothels everywhere. And, one could easily settle their physiological problems there. So, why would a man require an aphrodisiac? It can only be regarded as a tool of the vilest men!]
[Wouldnt a man whod pull out an aphrodisiac at this time be telling everyone that I am an extremely rogue character?]
[Wouldnt things become crystal clear? How would that man save his honor after that?]
The ten huge warriors stood with their mouths open and shoulders slumped. And, they had a confused expression on their face. They didnt know how to respond to her. In fact, they looked like wooden figures
"I only wish to study this so I can prepare an antidote; thats all. This act stems from benevolence. Theres nothing wrong with it. Why do you have such an expression of your faces?" Dugu Xiao Yi stiffened her mouth as she tried to convince them in a patient manner, "Besides, I will study the aphrodisiac, and form an antidote if you give me a sample of it. Then, all the women around the world wouldnt need to worry anymore. You dont know how many sisters will be grateful to you. You men will have provided a great service to the world!"
Everyone remained quiet as their faces turned dark.
[You obviously wont do anything bad. Because you dont have the skills required to do anything bad even if you wanted to. Besides, you wont gain anything from this apart from making us look bad]
"Cmon, hand it over, hand it over. Hand it over at once!" Dugu Xiao Yi had a fervent expression on her face as she stretched her hand.
"No, Young Lady!" the leader of the troops replied.
"You give it to me, and I wont tell anyone that it came from you. That should make things easier for you," Dugu Xiao Yi became even more amiable.
"I dont have it! I genuinely dont, ah!" The leader of the troops broke out in a cold sweat. [I will be relived of my duty the moment I return home if I give her the aphrodisiac. Moreover, theres no guarantee that someone wont torture me for it. So, I wont relent from my stance even if Im beaten to death today. Besides, I dont even have it with me at this time]
"We dont have it!" the ten guards stood perfectly straight, and replied in a cold and loud manner. They were very clear on this point.
Moreover, they were all men of the military. So, they could suppress their desires for these rubbish things. There were still a few who couldnt. But, wouldnt the heads of such individuals be considered rotten?
"Fu*k!" Dugu Xiao Yi cursed sharply. She cursed ten more times, twisted her mouth, and slanted her eyes. Those men couldve never imagined that this little girl couldve cussed like that. "So, none amongst you powerful men has it?"
The ten men nodded like chicken pecking on rice grain.
"All of you will be punished since none of you have it. Someone, come here!" Dugu Xiao Yi had a murderous look on her face as she said, "I want you to drag these men out, and give each of them a hundred heavy strikes with a military rod!"
Everyone was left dumbstruck by this.
[We dont have the aphrodisiac on us. So, does that mean that honest and good individuals have committed a sin? Were good men! In fact, were soldiers! Were soldiers of the battlefield! Arent we being wronged here? What kind of logic is this?]
[Oh God, what reasoning is this?]
Special bodyguards entered like a pack of wolves after Dugu Xiao Yi gave that command. These men had been selected from the special team of Jun Mo Xies. The ten stupidest warriors from his platoon of two-hundred-and-fifty had been assigned to look after Dugu Xiao Yi. However, they were all toughened warriors. None of them cared whether the Young Ladys orders were reasonable or not. And, they simply followed her order, and dragged her guards out in order to implement their punishment as per military law.
"Wait!" the leader of the troops was covered in cold sweat. [The others and I will be done for if these guys use those rods to give us a hundred strikes for military punishment. We just need to satisfy the Young Lady's conditions, right? We can report this to Young Lady Guan Qing Han later on, and we can request her to keep a close watch over our Young Lady. And, there won't be any accidents in that case. However, it would too unjust if we were to die over this matter]
"Oh? You have it now?" Dugu Xiao Yi waved her hands, and signaled the special guards to leave as she asked in excitement.
"Skinny Monkey, you have some, right? I remember that you delightedly stashed some of it away when we left the Tian Xiang City. Get it out!" the leader of the troops gave a sharp stare to the skinniest of the ten guards, and spoke-up in an unquestionable tone.
"I... I... " that guy called 'skinny monkey blinked in a pitiful manner. The man didn't know how to respond to this situation. And, he couldn't believe that his own leader would betray him in the face of a threat of this punishment by a hundred military-rod beatings.
"What are you doing? Hurry up, and take it out!" the leader urged in an angry tone. He even scold skinny monkey hatefully, "Youre a useless guy!"
"Uh I got this to consume for myself. I thought that this Tian Fa matter wouldnt be a genuine military expedition. So, I had prepared for a relaxing return trip" Then, he looked at his leader resentfully. His face reddened as he choked with rage and embarrassment.
Some people couldnt help but make a grumbling noise as they smiled.
Explanations are given when one needs to conceal. And, one only needs to conceal the truth. What kind of a man would keep aphrodisiac on his person? One neednt think too much to answer this question
"Is this what men eat?" Dugu Xiao Yis eyes gleamed. "Thats excellent! Ah that amount is barely enough. Hurry up, and hand it over! Im anxious to research it!"
Skinny Monkeys face looked gloomy and ashamed. He trembled as he put his hand in his bosom and fished out a small item wrapped in paper. The soldier was handing it over, but he had some misgivings. He could clearly feel his companions looking at him with a strange expression on their faces. Skinny Monkey felt like digging a hole, jumping into it, and burying himself therein.
He was indeed as good as dead!
He didnt know how much money he would have to spend to shut the mouths of his companions. It wouldve been fine if only these guys knew about this. After all, they were all brothers. But, he would have no choice but to take out a knife and slit his throat with it if they talked about it to the others
Dugu Xiao Yi realized that the man was still somewhat shy. She became impatient, jumped forward, and snatched the item away. She seemed very happy as she smiled mischievously. Then, she remembered that she had to maintain her appearance. So, she asked solemnly, "This thing how does one use it?"
Skinny Monkeys face became red. Even his neck turned a deep shade of red as he struggled to respond to that question, "Youll have to pick it with your nails. Then, youll have to dissolve its contents in wine and drink it"
"Pfft" the group of men who stood behind him couldnt help but burst out laughing. They quickly put their hands over their mouth, and started to cough as they chocked their laughs. However, their bodies continued to jerk. And, their facial muscles soon started to twist with the effort them were making
"Oh?" Dugu Xiao Yi nodded in a graceful manner, and inquired further in a professional tone, "And, what will be the reaction? Will it have any harmful side effects on the body?"
"There wont be but the reaction uh the reaction" Skinny Monkeys forehead was covered in dripping beads of sweat. He genuinely didnt know how to explain the specifics. And, his face had become the color of melted wax as a result
The men who stood behind him acted in the same manner they covered their mouths tightly with their hands, and clutched their stomachs as their bodies trembled...
"Oh! Got it, got it. You dont have to explain further. All of you can leave now!" Dugu Xiao Yis face became red. She seemingly understood that her question wasnt appropriate, and waved her hands. She had anyway made a wild guess. Everyone had started to leave in haste when Dugu Xiao Yi said, "Wait!" Everyone immediately stopped as they heard her.
"This matter is a secret. Do you understand? This is related to the happiness of millions of women. You cant tell this to anyone!" Dugu Xiao Yi continued in a very dignified manner, "Especially my elder brothers. They particularly cant come to know about this, alright? Ahem Im worried if they consume it yes, thats right if they consume it and given how much they eat what might happen?"
[Huh? Youre afraid theyll consume this? The sons of the Dugu Family dont need to consume this.] Everyones complexion became strange. Dugu Xiao Yis brothers wouldve fainted after crazily spraying blood from their mouths if they had heard those words. They wouldve screamed [Were normally functioning men]
However, these men saw Dugu Xiao Yis eyes go wide, "So, they mustnt come to know about this! Ill get mad if anyone tells them, and Ill Ill swallow all of it! Did you hear or not?"
"We heard you!" Those men exited the tent as fast as they could. And then, they all threw themselves to the ground. After that, they burst out laughing, and started to roll on the ground. In fact, those men were laughing so hard that it seemed as if theyd die before theyd come to a stop.
"You you" Skinny Monkey was extremely angry and embarrassed. He stared wide-eyed at his leader. The skin of his cheeks trembled, but he couldnt speak any further
"Ha ha ha! This is so funny Ill die! Skinny Monkey has been that kind of a man all along! So thats why you used to go missing whenever we would go to those brothels! Ha ha! Many Young Masters also consume such things! You should be proud of yourself brother!" Many clutched their bellies as they rolled on the ground. They suddenly broke into an even louder laughter as the bunch of them continued to roll on the ground.
Skinny Monkeys face had turned swollen-purple by now. He shuddered slightly. Then, he grabbed onto a tree trunk, and started to hit his head against it ferociously
He wanted to cry, but no tears came out
They all laughed for a long while. Then, the leader of the troops coughed and spoke in a solemn tone, "We have laughed as much as we wanted to. Now, I request that no one leaks out today's matter to anyone else. We all know the consequences if this matter gets out. All of us would be done for! None of us wouldve been able to endure those hundred lashes today. So, you can imagine your fate if we receive the martial punishment for this matter. Do you understand?"
Everyone nodded to express that theyd keep this matter a secret.
"I must go and look for Young Lady Qing Han. I'll request her to keep a careful watch over our Young Lady. We mustnt have a mishap on our hands because of this!" The leader of the family troops hurried away.
Dugu Xiao Yi took the item, covered the item in her handkerchief, and kept it in her chest pocket. She then looked around with a guilty look before she broke into a proud smile.
"Humph!" Dugu Xiao Yi felt very happy. In fact, she almost wanted to sing. She exposed her white teeth as she laughed, and bounced to the front of the mirror. The little girl then carefully inspected her teeth and muttered to herself, "I have my eyes on you. Where can you run off to? Jun Mo Xie, this Young Lady will force herself upon you. And, we will then cook the rice. And, it'll be too late to change anything after that happens. Can you still run from me? Humph! Elder Sister, don't begrudge this little sister for not being straightforward. He he he... how will you snatch him away this time?"
She seemed very pleased with herself. She smiled with delight as she pulled a face.
Dugu Xiao Yi had grown up in a big family, and didnt understand such matters properly. Witnessing Jun Wu Yi speaking to Guan Qing Han in that regard had made her panic. So, she had come up with this strange plan