The Empress's Gigolo Chapter 235
Chapter 235: Shameless
Chapter 235: Shameless
Translator: TYZ Editor: Book_Hoarder
Ren Baqian stared at his opponent with a solemn look on his face.
After getting defeated in the last few one-sided battles, the empress finally gave him a new opponent.
The empress had granted his shameless request. His opponent was a ten-over-year-old child.
Furthermore, it was a girl.
She wore a set of white-colored, silken clothing, her face was gorgeously powdered and tender, and her hair was tied up in two buns, looking like a very cute Lolita. Looking at her, pedophilic thoughts arose in Ren Baqian's mind.
"Your Majesty, I can't bear to lay a finger on her!" Ren Baqian furrowed his eyebrows and sighed.
"If you defeat her, I will give you a reward." The pitch of the empress's voice raised, containing a tinge of enticement.
Ren Baqian almost lost his head when he heard the empress's voice. From the empress's words, Ren Baqian understood something. Deep down, the empress felt that he couldn't defeat this Lolita.
"Your Majesty, why not you give me an eight-year-old opponent?"
The empress, Qing Yuan, the imperial guards, and even the Lolita were shocked. All of them stared at Ren Baqian with their eyes wide open.
Are you that shameless?
"I'm just joking. Your Majesty, why don't you give me a boy as my opponent?" Ren Baqian chuckled and said. If it was a boy, he felt that he should be able to fight him.
"Defeat her first," the empress said while eating a bowl of shaved ice.
Ren Baqian sighed. Lowering his head, he jogged to his laptop and played "She is my sin" by Nightwish. The atmosphere in the arena immediately intensified.
The Lolita looked curiously at the two big boxes that were blasting out music.
Subconsciously, she started tapping her fingers to the music.
"How may I address you?" Putting on a solemn look on his face again, Ren Baqian cupped his fists and greeted the Lolita.
The Lolita cast a glance at him and cupped her fists. "Tong Lan."
Ren Baqian felt that this Lolita was definitely not from an ordinary family. Someone who came from an ordinary family definitely couldn't afford the set of silk clothing she was wearing.
When Ren Baqian heard that her surname was Tong, he immediately associated her with Tong Zhenye.
"What's your relationship with Minister of Works, Sir Tong?" Ren Baqian asked again.
"He is my grandfather," Tong Lan replied plainly.
"Oh, I see." Ren Baqian nodded his head. Then, he continued, "A few days ago, I went to a brothel with your grandfather."
"Oh." Tong Lan nodded her head without giving any reaction.
"I see, she doesn't know what a brothel is. It seems like I have wasted my breath on her." Upon looking at Tong Lan's facial expression, Ren Baqian knew he had wasted his breath on her.
At this moment, the empress's cold voice resounded through the air. "You really can't forget about that day, huh? Why don't I accompany you there again?"
"Your Majesty, this is a tactic! I am engaging in a psychological warfare with her," Ren Baqian immediately turned around to face the empress and replied with a serious tone.
Everyone looked at him with disdain.
Are you really that shameless?
Ren Baqian helpless turned back his head. Looking at Tong Lan, who looked absent-minded now, he lowered his body slightly and pushed the ball of his feet and surged forward.
"Unparalleled Vanguard!" Ren Baqian roared.
When everyone saw Ren Baqian take action, they immediately became energized. However, when they saw him unleashing six kicks in a row, a confused look appeared upon their faces.
This move was [Chain Kicks]...
The moves of [Boxing of Death] were unsophisticated and vicious. It was a commonly used boxing technique in the military of Dayao. Everyone more or less had some understanding of it even if they never learnt it before.
At this moment, everyone realized the move that Ren Baqian yelled was completely different from the move he executed.
Your opponent is just a ten-year-old child, how can you be so shameless?
For the past few days, Ren Baqian had redefined the limit of his shamelessness in everyone's heart.
Ren Baqian fell to the ground with blood spewing out of his nose. There was a small footprint on his face.
Tong Lan looked Ren Baqian with contempt written all over her face. "A cheat!"
Ren Baqian covered his face in embarrassment. He couldn't believe that he could not beat a ten-year-old girl. He couldn't face anyone now.
All the onlookers raised their heads and looked at the sky...
After a while, Ren Baqian, whose left cheek had another footprint, and Tong Lan were standing opposite each other again.
"Do you know how much three thousand taels of silver worth? How long can the Tong residence live off this amount of money?" Ren Baqian asked with a serious tone.
"Of course I know. My pocket money per month is three taels of silver. The overall expenditure of the Tong residence doesn't exceed one thousand taels of silver," Tong Lan replied.
"I owe your grandfather three thousand taels of silver. If you hit my face again, I won't return him the money," Ren Baqian threatened Tong Lan.
The empress, "..."
Qing Yuan, "..."
Hong Luan, "..."
The imperial guards, "..."
Tong Lan, "..."
Tong Lan's eyes widened. She had never seen such a shameless person before today!
"An opportunity!" When Ren Baqian saw Tong Lan was distracted by words, he immediately yelled, "[Hundred Battles Onslaught]!"
However, his fists went into a flurry as he surged forward with great momentum. All the onlookers watched on blankly as he yelled "[Hundred Battles Onslaught]" but used [Unparalleled Vanguard] instead.
Clenching his stomach, Ren Baqian smashed into a stone slab.
"I didn't hit your face this time around. It's a matter of course to pay off your debt. My grandfather once said that, 'If someone doesn't want pay up the money he owes you, you have to beat him up until he pays you back the money'," Tong Lan said with a solemn tone.
For the rest of the day, Ren Baqian had to endure devastating pain and humiliation. He finally realized that he couldn't even defeat a ten-year-old kid.
Even though Tong Lan was Tong Zhenye's granddaughter and she had been practicing martial arts since she was very young, she was still a ten-year-old kid after all.
Yangxin Palace Hall. When the empress saw how dejected Ren Baqian was, she couldn't help but say, "Now that you know you're weak, you just have to practice harder in the future."
"Your Majesty!" Ren Baqian raised his head with gratitude written all over his face.
"Why don't you get me an eight-year-old opponent? I would be so grateful to you!"
The empress felt like slapping Ren Baqian to death. Why didn't she realize he was so shameless before?
"Your Majesty, the aboriginals are indeed blessed by Heaven. Their individual strength and bravery are outstanding, I think I need to work harder from today onwards," Ren Baqian immediately corrected himself.
The empress's facial expression lightened up. Then, she took a piece of paper from the bottom of her couch and threw it at Ren Baqian. "Take a look."
Ren Baqian opened up the piece of paper with doubt and read the words on it attentively.
After a while, Ren Baqian raised his head with a confused look on his face. "Poison Warrior?"
Why was he associated with a reputation that Jia Xu used his entire life to build up? If Jia Xu knew this, would he be so angry that he jumped out of his coffin? Furthermore, what did he actually do to be labeled as a "Poison Warrior?"
[Jia Xu is an official of the state of Cao Wei in the Three Kingdoms period. He is known for his use of poisons and schemes.]
The empress nodded her head. "Previously, we used sarin gas to kill roughly eight thousand Great Xia soldiers. Including the Great Xia soldiers that the winged cavalry had slain, Great Xia lost a total of thirteen thousand men. Furthermore, the Nine Pavilions was also destroyed. After a thorough investigation, the imperial family of Great Xia came to the conclusion you're responsible for everything. After all, there aren't many people in Dayao that are proficient in using poisons. Therefore, you're the most suspicious one."
"Great Xia might try to assassinate you. All in all, your existence is of great threat to them. In terms of threat level, you're second only to General-in-Chief who Supports the Nation Hong Wu. Their assassins might even be on their way here now."
Ren Baqian was dumbfounded. "..."
"But now that I think of it, they did not really accuse you wrongly. Even though you didn't poison those Great Xia soldiers to death personally, it was your idea after all. Actually, I should reward you for poisoning the two thousand Great Xia soldiers at Falling Moon Gorge to start off the battle," the empress added.
A look of grievance appeared on Ren Baqian's face. "Is it better for me to stay in the palace these days?"
"You can't hide forever. Someday, you still will have to go out of the palace. Hence, I think you should train harder so that you can protect yourself." The empress furrowed her eyebrows as well.
The assassins that Great Xia would send to kill Ren Baqian this time would definitely be more powerful than the ones last time.
Because of this, the empress was also slightly worried too.
There were still many things waiting for Ren Baqian to do, he couldn't possible hide in the palace forever, right?
"No matter what, now everyone in the world knows about you." When Ren Baqian heard the empress's last sentence, he did not know whether to laugh or cry."