The Husky and His White Cat Shizun - Chap 266
At the foot of Jiao Mountain, there was a secluded path that was covered by layers of vines. Going up this path was the Qingtan Palace where the Nangong family rested during the worship of the ancestors. The palace was not big, but the winding corridors intersected, and the scenery changed. In the garden, there was a kind of dragon blood flower that emitted fluorescent light in the night. At this time, the flowering period had passed, and only a few scattered clusters were still in full bloom. From afar, it looked like scattered stars, decorating the night sky.
Shi Mei walked to the depths of the flower cluster, where there was a hot spring. He took off his robe, stepped on the shore with his white jade-like toes, and looked down at himself in the pool.
The hot spring water was very hot, but his eyes were very cold.
He stretched out his hand and slowly stroked his chest.
A large part of it had festered because of the backlash of the forbidden technique, but now he did not need to worry about it. Everything was going according to plan, and everything would be fine.
He stepped into the spring water. The hot spring of Jiao Mountain was mixed with the Magic Dragon’s breath, and it was very comfortable to soak in. Shi Mei leaned against the side of the pool and closed his eyes.
Suddenly, there was a rustling sound not far away. Shi Mei did not open his eyes, and only lightly said, “Who is it?”
Nangong Liu came out of the bushes with a dragon blood flower in his hair.
When he saw Shi Mei, he smiled happily, “My dear brother is bathing? Is there anything I can help with? ”
Shi Mei said, “No.”
Nangong Liu scratched his head, “Then, then I won’t stand here, I’ll go first. Otherwise, you’ll be naked, and I’ll wear clothes, you’ll be at a disadvantage. ”
In the steam, Shi Mei smiled. His face became more and more clear under the nourishment of the spring water, like the thin ice in the early winter of Jiangnan. It was crystal clear and fragile, but also cold and piercing.
He opened his pair of peach blossom eyes and looked at Nangong Liu with a smile, “Why am I at a disadvantage?”
Nangong Liu was very straightforward, “Because you look good.”
“Oh … … You’re a child, you also know about beauty and ugliness?”
Nangong Liu said angrily, “I’m already five years old. I’m not a child anymore.”
Shi Mei’s interest was piqued. His smile deepened. “Okay, then it’s my fault. Come, let me ask you. Between me and the Emperor Ta, who do you prefer? ”
“Of course it’s my best friend’s older brother,” Nangong Liu said without hesitation. “Who is the Emperor Ta? I don’t recognize him. ”
“Then let’s put it in another way,” Shi Mei said. “You remember Mo Ran and me, right? He said hello to you. ”
Nangong Liu pinched his fingers, thought seriously for a while, and then nodded.
“Who do you like better, me or him? I don’t want to make a choice based on whether I’m familiar with you or not. I just want to know what’s beautiful or ugly in your eyes. ”
This time, Nangong Liu did not answer immediately. He tilted his head and thought for a while before saying, “I still prefer my best friend, Big Brother.”
Shi Mei seemed to be pleased. “Oh? Tell me, what’s not good about him? ”
“… … I can’t say.”
“Then why do you like me more?”
Nangong Liu looked a little wronged. “I don’t know … … I think he’s beautiful, so he’s beautiful.”
Shi Mei was silent for a while. Suddenly, he walked out from the depths of the hot spring to a place where the mist was a little lighter. He crossed his hands and laid on the edge of the pool, revealing his soft and beautiful back. He smiled and said, “Come here.” As he spoke, he waved his wet hand at Nangong Liu. When Nangong Liu came closer, Shi Mei stood up straight from the depths of the hot spring.
“Ah — —”
Shi Mei laughed and said, “What are you shouting for? We’re both men, what’s there to be shy about? ”
Nangong Liu used his hand to wipe his eyes and muttered, “I’m not shy. You got water in my eyes.”
Shi Mei did not care about his eyes. He pulled Nangong Liu’s wrist and forced him to look straight at him. Thus, the hideous scar on his chest completely appeared in front of Nangong Liu’s eyes.
“Look here. Are you scared? ”
The scar was festering badly, and pus was flowing out. Nangong Liu only glanced at it and turned his head away in disgust. He was a child after all, so he said, “It’s disgusting.”
Shi Mei’s smile did not change, but his eyes were a little cold. “Now, do you still think I’m beautiful?”
“… …” Nangong Liu tried to break free from his grip, but Shi Mei’s strength was too strong. No matter how he tried, it was useless. In the end, his eyes were covered with a layer of mist. He was a little scared and a little scared. “You, you let go of me. I don’t like this. ”
“I don’t want to — Ouch!”
There was a crisp cracking sound. Because he used too much force, Shi Mo actually dislocated Nangong Liu’s hand. His eyes flashed with anger and unwillingness. He was almost paranoid. “Didn’t you just say that I’m beautiful? Why, just a little wound and you’ve turned from beautiful to ugly? ”
“No … …”
“Is it that as long as a beauty has the slightest flaw, he will be hated?” Shi Mei approached him. “The past affection will become disgust, and the past longing will become a thorn in the throat.”
Nangong Liu finally could not help but cry loudly. “I don’t understand, I don’t understand! Let go of me, I don’t want to stay here. ”
His noise made Shi Mei’s originally somewhat irritable mood become even darker. There seemed to be black clouds rolling in his eyes. He suddenly raised his hand and slapped Nangong Liu’s cheek.
He finally let go of Nangong Liu and said coldly, “Trash, get lost.”
After Nangong Liu cried and left, Shi Mei dived back into the depths of the hot spring. The surrounding scenery was still pleasant. The fragrance of the Dragon-Blooded Flower was spilling out, and the air was filled with a faint fragrance. However, his initial joy had disappeared. There was only anger in his heart, endless anger.
He suddenly hammered the surface of the water. The water splashed everywhere, and calmed down again.
The ripples dispersed, and the reflection of the same gentle but festering chest appeared again.
Shi Mei’s anger suddenly gave birth to a sense of loss and powerlessness. He leaned back to the side of the pool again. He raised the curtain of his eyelashes and looked at the sky.
Just like seeds can germinate, buds can become green, green leaves can bloom into flowers, flowers can wither and fall, and fallen flowers can be crushed into mud.
Time can’t be seen or touched, but everyone is quietly being worn down by it. Some people have their claws sharpened, and some people have their edges and corners worn away.
“Everything will change …”
He tiredly cupped a handful of water and wiped his face.
Comparing his past life with his current life, he would know. But from what point did he start to walk down the wrong path, to the point where he could not turn back?
After bathing and changing clothes, Shi Mei loosely tied up his ink-black hair bun and returned to the secret room on Jiao Mountain through the fragrant path. He stood at the door for a while, and then reached out to push the door.
At this time, it was deep in the night. The candles in the secret room were almost extinguished, leaving only a single flame burning behind the curtain.
Shi Mei entered the room quietly. She did not make any noise, but she brought with her the unique fragrance of soap after taking a bath. But it was this fragrance that alarmed the man lying in the depths of the bed curtain.
The Emperor Ta’s slow and hoarse voice sounded, “Who is it?”
Shi Mei gloomily said, “… It’s me.”
There was a moment of silence in the tent. Then, the sound of clothes rustling could be heard. The Master of Treading Fairies sneered, “… Master is really elegant. You can’t sleep in the middle of the night, so you came to my bedroom to eavesdrop? … Don’t you feel hot? ”
Shi Mei’s face became colder, “You should know when to stop. If you kill him, no one will be able to play. ”
The Emperor Ta’s voice was lazy and low, “Master, you can rest assured that I don’t have any perverted fetishes in bed. I’ve always been pragmatic. I’m not interested in idle chatter, stinging people with snakes, or playing riddles with my eyes tied. I can’t kill anyone. ”
Idle chatter, stinging people with snakes, and playing riddles with my eyes tied – even if he had a big heart, he would know who he was talking about.
Shi Mei’s anger rose in his heart. He stepped forward and opened the curtain. It was as if a knife and a sword had touched each other. Sparks flew everywhere. Shi Ming’s feminine face was facing the Emperor Ta’s handsome face.
“You –!” Before he could finish his words, he suddenly stopped.
He had thought that the Celestial Treading Monarch and Chu Wanning would be eager to meet again after such a long time apart.
But behind the curtain, the scene in front of him really surprised him.
He saw that Chu Wanning was sleeping soundly. His cheeks were hot and slightly red, and he was having a fever. The Emperor Ta’s clothes were slightly open, revealing a large part of his smooth and well-proportioned chest. He was holding Shi Ming in his arms. His face was calm, but his big hand was touching the hair of the person in his arms. He looked disgusted but would never let go.
Shi Mei said, “… What are you doing?”
The Emperor Ta looked at him with disdain, “What do you think I’m doing?”
Forget it. Why bother with a dead person?
Shi Mei closed his eyes and forced himself to suppress the anger in his heart. But the little flame in his chest was burning and couldn’t be extinguished. Finally, he couldn’t help but sneer back, “I didn’t expect that the Emperor Ta would need Master to accompany him to sleep at such an old age. I think if it’s not because he’s afraid of the dark, then he probably wants to be coquettish with Master. ”
It had to be said that Shi Mei’s words were very effective. The Emperor Ta immediately narrowed his eyes dangerously. He subconsciously wanted to raise his hand to push away Chu Wanning, who was unconscious in his arms, or simply kick him off the bed. This would probably look very imposing.
But seeing Shi Mei come closer, the last thing he did was to hold the man in his arms tighter. He waved his wide sleeve and covered Chu Wanning’s face.
After doing this, the Emperor Ta raised his eyes gloomily, “What does my business have to do with you?”
Shi Mei gritted his teeth and said, “There should be a limit to talking back. Didn’t you think about who made you?”
“Sacred Hand Han Lin only has this one sentence to threaten me,” the Treading Celestial Monarch said coldly. “You’re really quite promising.”
Shi Mei was continuously talked back by him. In the end, he couldn’t bear it anymore. He raised his hand and poked the Emperor Ta’s forehead, transferring some spiritual power.
He chanted the incantation between his plump lips and teeth, but the Celestial Treading Monarch’s eyes still persisted for a long time. It was so long that Shi Mei’s heart trembled. He even felt that this man was about to completely break free from his control.
His forehead was dripping with sweat. He was in a stalemate with the Emperor Ta. In the end, he used up almost all of his spiritual power and shouted, “Soul Gather!!”
This time, the Emperor Ta’s body shook slightly, and then his eyes finally lost focus.
Shi Mei retracted his spiritual power and gasped for breath. He covered his aching chest and felt dizzy.
Because of his physique, his spiritual nucleus and spiritual power were inferior. Even if he worked hard, he still couldn’t be compared to others. Usually, he was good at using medicine, but once it involved something that required spiritual power, his body couldn’t support it.
Shi Mei closed his eyes for a while, and then looked at the Emperor Ta again, “I’ll ask you again, what were you doing just now?”
Because he was controlled, the Emperor Ta said emotionlessly, “He had a fever and was afraid of the cold.”
The puppet man who only had a wisp of his previous life’s soul said lightly, “With me holding him, he will be warmer.”
Shi Mei stared at the Emperor Ta for a long time.
“Warmer?” His pale lips moved, and suddenly he laughed, although there was no smile in his peach blossom eyes, “Mo Ran, are you crazy? Touch your own body temperature – who do you think you are? Your whole body is as cold as ice. You are already dead, heartless and have no body temperature. You are even cold yourself, and you still want to warm him? ”
The Emperor Ta’s empty black eyes seemed to flash with a trace of pain, but that pain was fleeting. After all, he was a corpse.
Shi Mei said, “Get up.”
The Emperor Ta didn’t get up immediately. His black eyebrows were tightly knitted, as if he was struggling between his own will and Shi Mei’s control.
“You get up!”
The order was stronger, and under such a fierce tone, the Emperor Ta finally obeyed.
He slowly got up from the bed, his robe was still open, and Chu Wanning’s body temperature was still on his chest that was no longer moving.
Shi Mei said gloomily, “Get out.”
The Celestial Treading Monarch took a few slow steps before he suddenly stopped and said in a low voice, “Yes.”
The Emperor Ta stiffly repeated, “There is.”
Shi Mei didn’t react for a moment, and asked, “There is what?”
“Temperature.” The man slowly raised his hand and touched his chest, stroking the body temperature left by Chu Wanning, “Here, it is hot.”
Shi Mei felt as if he was pricked by a needle, and suddenly became angry. There was nothing more annoying than the puppet in his hand being disobedient, so he shouted, “Get out of here.”
The Emperor Ta took two more steps, but this time it was really only two steps, and his expression suddenly became bitter.
“No …” He clutched his head, and the meridians on his palms bulged. His entire body trembled, and a low gasp came from his throat. “This Throne … is unwilling … How, how can this be … this be …”
His eyes were closed, and his will was strong or weak, and his memory was far or near. He was struggling, tangling, and experiencing several ups and downs, and the torture of two lives.
“… You … You … You … You …!!”
The murmuring suddenly stopped, and the trembling stopped abruptly.
Shi Mu let out a muffled groan and clutched his chest. When the Deity of Treading Immortals broke free from his restraints, the backlash had given him a strong remaining force. He almost staggered back a step. Then, he saw the Emperor Ta suddenly open his eyes, and the bloody murderous look in his eyes was like a fog.
The pair of eagle-like black eyes, there was no confusion in them, and his own cold face was reflected.
Shi Mei’s face was pale, and said slowly, “You are recovering faster and faster.”
The Emperor Ta didn’t say anything, but his eyes were shining. He slightly gasped, and raised his hand to summon No Return.
Shi Mei slightly raised his chin, and his eyes moved up the handle of the sword, and fell on Mo Ran’s face, which was like a tiger or a leopard, “Why, are you angry? Do you want to kill me? ”
The dark blade was raised, and in the blink of an eye, it was hanging on Shi Mei’s snow-white neck. The force was so strong that it even scratched the skin, and thin lines of blood appeared.
Shi Mei didn’t retreat, and sneered, “Your Majesty, you can walk now because of my spiritual power. If you kill me, you will also die. There’s no way you don’t understand. ”
Shi Mei continued, “In terms of strength, I can’t beat you. But you have to think carefully, do you want to die, or do you want to continue living in this world. ”
The Emperor Ta’s hand was very steady, and it didn’t shake.
But after a moment, he suddenly turned his hand back and withdrew No Return, and turned his head.
Shi Mei saw that he withdrew the sword, and raised his hand, slowly touched the blood on his neck, and then said, “Fortunately, you are not too stupid.”
“In the future, don’t talk about fighting and killing. Actually, you know the relationship between us very well. ” Shi Mei glanced at the Emperor Ta, “You are like a rusty sword, I want to restore you to your previous state. Continue to be my blade. And you, I’m afraid you want to completely get rid of my control after you recover, and then take my head. ”
The Emperor Ta’s black eyes moved, and looked at him coldly.
“These years, you have continued to work for me in the other world. The crack in the door of life and death is very small, and it is difficult for people to pass through, so I usually send you letters through carrier pigeons. But occasionally, we would use Gu worms to communicate with each other, and communicate with each other. So I know what you are thinking, you don’t have to be surprised. ”
The Emperor Ta finally spoke, and coldly said, “You are not far from being blind, which eye of yours saw me being surprised?”
“… …” Shi Mei pursed his lips, and his expression became even more heavy, and then he said, “Good. Since you know the pros and cons of this matter, then you should endure until then. Let’s work together and wait for the day we succeed. Then, we’ll see if you can kill me, or if I’ll obtain an invincible weapon. ”
The Emperor Ta said, “We will see.”
Shi Mei was about to say something, when suddenly, Chu Wanning on the bed let out a soft groan. However, the two men who were in the middle of a verbal battle immediately turned their heads at this soft sound, which was like an epiphyllum.
“Master — —”
“… …” The former apprentice brothers looked at each other, and the Emperor Ta didn’t say anything. After a while, his eyes moved from Shi Mei to the unconscious Chu Wanning.
After a while, he said in a seemingly indifferent tone, “This person has been feverish for many days, but he doesn’t seem to be getting better. He doesn’t seem to be getting better. If this goes on, will he … ”
The Emperor Ta, who killed people like flies, stopped when he said a certain word. His long eyelashes moved, and he closed his eyes.
Shi Mei didn’t care, “What do you want to ask? Do you want to ask if he will die? ”
He didn’t know if it was an illusion, but the Emperor Ta’s originally very pale face became even paler. He pursed his lips, as if he hated the word “die,” and only said concisely, “Will he?”
“Of course he won’t die. You underestimate the Northern Dipper Celestial Venerable. But you still have the nerve to ask me this? “Shi Mei raised his eyebrows,” Why does he have a fever? Isn’t it because you are too ruthless? ”
The Emperor Ta’s face became even worse, and he said gloomily, “He is not me, don’t confuse me with that trash.”
Hearing him say this, Shi Mei stared at him back and forth, and finally said, “What a coincidence, I also think he is a trash. You know very well that I tried so hard to tear a huge space-time rift in this space-time to invite you here, in order to make that trash disappear, and let you return to the top of the human world. ”
“Your Majesty.” He suddenly had a playful tone, and called the Emperor Ta like this, “Just a little more, and our goal will be achieved. You actually want to have complete power, you want to have a surging spiritual nucleus, right? ”
Shi Mei was like a hunting snake, sticking out his scarlet tongue, tempting and bewitching.
He saw the desire in the Emperor Ta’s eyes.
So he smiled, determined to win, and had a card up his sleeve.
“If you want to recover your full power, then be more obedient.” His white teeth were dripping with poison, and his eyes were shining, “If you are obedient, then it will be easier for us to do things.”
The Emperor Ta was silent for a moment, and flicked his sleeve, “Let’s not talk about this first.”
Then he pointed at Chu Wanning, “Let’s talk about this.”
“Him, he just fused his soul and his body was too stimulated.” Shi Mei said lightly, “There is nothing to talk about. But if you really want to make him feel better, then you should leave first. ”
The Emperor Ta’s eyes immediately became alert, “What do you want to do?”
Shi Mo smiled faintly and said, “I’m helping him heal.”
“I want to be here too.”
“That won’t do.” Shi Mei said, “The Cold Scaled Divine Hand is performing a skill to save people, and no one is allowed to see it.”
Seeing that the Emperor Ta still had no intention of leaving, Shi Mei said, “You don’t have to leave. Then I will go out, and you stay. Anyway, you have the ability to reach the heavens, so you can definitely take care of him. ”
Hearing Shi Mei’s words, the Emperor Ta’s face became even worse.
His spiritual power was fierce and overbearing, and the most unsuitable skill for him was healing. In his previous life, there were so many people in the palace, and there was no shortage of doctors, so he had never carefully studied.
Shi Mei regained his composure, and looked at him with a smile.
The Emperor Ta was obviously disgusted by his smile, and suddenly turned his head, gritted his teeth, and didn’t want to look at Shi Mei again.
After a while, he said, “… Okay. I will go out, and you will heal him. “He paused, and then said fiercely,” But I will be at the door, if you dare … ”
He didn’t finish his words, and the coldness on his face was almost enough to kill people.
“If you dare to do anything to him, I will immediately take your dog life.”
This kind of threat didn’t have much effect on Shi Mei, so he smiled again, and made a “please leave” gesture to the Emperor Ta.
The Emperor Ta went out, but before he left, he stayed at the door for a long time with a gloomy face. Shi Mei stood in the quiet secret room, and looked at the stone door that was finally closed. After a while, he turned around and walked to the side of the white-clothed man on the bed.
“… …” The mocking smile on Shi Mei’s face disappeared, and it was replaced by an extremely peaceful and crazy expression. He said softly, “Master.”
Step by step, he walked over.
Now that Chu Wanning was finally lying in the palm of his hand, so what if the Emperor Ta was standing outside? He had plenty of ways to prevent Chu Wanning from making a sound.
When the Emperor of the Human Realm came in, no matter how angry he was, there was nothing he could do. If he wanted to blame someone, he could only blame himself for being too naive and incompetent. He could only cup his hands and leave his lover in the snake cave with Han Lin.
Shi Mei’s slender white fingers opened the curtain, and he gazed at the feverish man on the bed with a gentle and greedy gaze. “This time, no one will disturb us.”
He slowly sat down, and raised his hand to touch Chu Wanning’s cheek.
“… Come, Consort Chu, let me teach you a good lesson in this place where your husband and I are separated by a wall. Hmm? ”