The Empress's Gigolo Chapter 169
Chapter 169: Zixiao
Chapter 169: Zixiao
Translator: TYZ Editor: Book_Hoarder
Ren Baqian and the empress walked barefoot on the beach, feeling the tactile sensation of the fine sand beneath their feet. The sound of the sea chimed melodiously in their ears. Traces of white-colored waves surged towards the shore from afar. In succession, they struck the shoreline and receded slowly.
"How do you feel about here?" Ren Baqian did not bother to call the empress by her name at this point in time. Previously, both of them had agreed to call each other by their names. He felt somewhat disconnected from the empress if he called her Qi Zixiao. However, he couldn't quite bring himself to call her Zixiao either.
At the end of the day, he was an ordinary young man who had never dated a girl before. Furthermore, he had been somewhat anti-social in the past.
Even though his character had recently changed significantly, his social skills were still somewhat limited.
The empress turned around to gaze at the azure sea. Then, she looked at the children running past her and the swimmers that had a smile on their faces. Following which, she said, "It's very peaceful here. For an ordinary individual, this kind of life is very good."
"That's true," Ren Baqian nodded his head and replied. It was a pity that the person beside him wasn't an ordinary individual.
"So a sea looks like this... I have tried to imagine how a sea looks like many times in the past, but I couldn't do it," the empress continued.
On Earth, even a child could see the appearance of a sea through various channels.
However, in that world, a sea was something that even the empress had never seen before.
Of course, that world had its own strengths as well. For example, that world had powerful martial arts, artifacts that could extend life, etc. These things could definitely not be found on Earth.
Overall, the Earth was more suitable for ordinary individuals to lead a stable life.
"Do you want to give it a try?" Ren Baqian asked as he walked towards the shoreline and let the waves hit his feet and calves.
After a slight hesitation, the empress took a few steps towards the shoreline. Then, she lowered her head and looked at the seawater submerging her feet.
"Do you want take a photo?" Ren Baqian looked at the empress and took out his phone.
The empress did not care about him. He took a few pictures of her side profile and kept his phone.
Two of them stood there for some time before slowly walking back.
"Hey, be careful!" A yell suddenly came from a distance. Ren Baqian turned around and saw a ball flying towards them. Moreover, it was heading directly towards the empress.
Not far away, there were six foreign young men wearing T-shirts and shorts. In between them, there was a net. A few of them even had a smile on their faces. Ren Baqian wondered whether or not they did it on purpose.
Looking at their facial expressions, it was likely that they purposefully did it. However, that did not mean they were ill-intentioned. Perhaps they just wanted to see appearance of the empress.
If the ball hit either Ren Baqian or the empress, they could run up to them and apologize. This way, they could start a conversation with the empress. This was their trick to pick up girls.
This kind of trick wasn't uncommon at all.
However, the other party had chosen the wrong target this time around.
The empress remained motionless. Following which, she raised her hand and softly smacked the volleyball, looking as though she was swatting a fly With a speed that was much faster than the speed it was coming, the ball whizzed towards the group of young men like a missile.
After making contact with the face of one of the foreign young men, the volleyball shot right up into the air. That young man flew back in the air and collapsed on his back with a bloodstain on his face.
Even from afar, Ren Baqian could feel his pain.
I have to admit that you really deserve it.
The empress did not have any intention of stopping. Ren Baqian quickened his pace and followed behind the empress.
He could not be bothered with that group of foreign young men.
However, four of those young men recklessly ran to the front of Ren Baqian and the empress and blocked their way. A blonde, muscular, young man then started talking in inept Chinese, "You hit my friend, you have to apologize to him."
The four young men were significantly taller than Ren Baqian and the empress. All of them looked at the empress only.
When they saw her appearance, they were flabbergasted. The empress's appearance simply took their breaths away.
Ren Baqian helplessly shook his head at them.
Didn't you see her smacking the volleyball back to you softly? How dare you confront us now?
Furthermore, do you think Her Majesty has the word "apologize" in her dictionary?
"Get lost," the empress spat out, completely ignoring what they were saying.
"You are the one that threw the ball over," Ren Baqian took a step forward and said, "Don't tell me you were beaten up by a lady?"
The group of young men looked at each other. Then, one of them looked at the empress and insisted, "It was an accident just now, you still have to apologize to our friend."
The empress turned around and looked at Ren Baqian. Her facial expression was ice-cold but her gaze looked uncertain.
Subconsciously, Ren Baqian felt that the empress wasn't asking him what should she do now, but rather, could she beat them to death.
He did not know why he would think this way, but this was what he intuitively felt.
"..." Ren Baqian did not know what to say at this moment.
However, before he could say anything, the empress had already made her decision. The young man that was speaking just now suddenly flew back in the air and knocked into his friends standing behind him. None them did knew what had happened.
Even Ren Baqian could not tell when she struck him
From the swaying of her dress, Ren Baqian reckoned that the empress must have given him a kick.
Ren Baqian and the empress continued on their way. The former could still hear the young men yelling in alarm behind him. After all, none of them saw the beautiful-looking lady attacking their friend. They were completely unaware of what happened.
"Zixiao, it's not better not to attack anyone here. After all, your identity is unique and it can't be found out by anyone," Ren Baqian suddenly leaned towards the empress's ear and said. Upon hearing Ren Baqian calling her "Zixiao", the empress stopped abruptly in her tracks. She turned around and looked at him.
"It doesn't matter if they die or not. The main thing is, if you kill them, you will attract a lot of attention to yourself. This is very dangerous for you. Even if you're not scared, it will create a lot of trouble for us." Ren Baqian was feeling nervous as well. He wondered how the empress felt after he called her "Zixiao" on impulse.
The empress stared at his face with an ice-cold gaze. After a while, she shifted away her gaze and continued walking forward. Her ears turned slightly red.
When Ren Baqian called her "Zixiao", her heartbeat mysteriously quickened, causing her to be discomposed.
She suddenly did not know what to say to him.
Even though she had already chosen him to be her husband, and she'd heard him say such words many times before, she still felt frantic now.
As for the other words that Ren Baqian had said, she did not hear them at all.
God knows what he said.
It was only that word "Zixiao" that kept on echoing in her ears.
Ren Baqian could only keep up with her. It was more than enough for him to say those words once. From the look of it, the empress had already exercised a lot of self-restraint in this world.
In fact, he would say such words because those young men weren't really dangerous.
If they were really dangerous, Ren Baqian wouldn't be so inflexible as to not let the empress defend them. After all, he had two lives in his hands, his and the empress's.
He did not want the empress to reveal her unique identity.
He enjoyed his blissful and carefree life with the empress on Earth very much, and he did not want anyone to disturb it.