Chapter 151: Depressed. Dowager Empress Critically Ill

    Chapter 151: Depressed. Dowager Empress Critically Ill

    Moreover, why is he removing his clothes? Can it be that this man is actually a closet nymphomaniac? Is he trying to tempt me because I didn't go to him? I mustn't fall for his tricks. I will not be seduced by his manly charms. She gulped and decided to stop looking at him by turning her head to the side. But heavy and quick-sounding footsteps soon travelled to her ears.

    She was so startled by the sounds that she just had to take a look. Long Heng had decided to come to her instead of waiting for her to go to him! Isn't he supposed to crook his finger and use his alluring voice to call me over? Why did he decide to come to me instead? Just how e-eager i-is he...

    "Ahh. You don't... Don't have to be in such a hurry." Bai Xiangxiu was panicking. When she saw him walk over to her with his overbearing stride, she subconsciously ducked behind a table.

    Long Heng's brow twitched. Seeing as how she had avoided him, he felt a sudden urge to capture and give her some well-needed "punishment". The corner of his lips floated upwards and formed a dangerous-looking smirk. It scared Bai Xiangxiu so much that she kept distancing herself from him. Whenever Long Heng took two steps forwards, she would take two steps backwards. They played a game of cat and mouse around the table. Unfortunately, it didn't take long before Bai Xiangxiu had run out of breath. Exhausted, her body began to sway but Long Heng quickly pulled her into his arms. He threw her onto his shoulder and stood flushed with the headiness of victory. He quickly dashed towards the bed and gently laid her down on it.

    He had no choice but to be gentle with her. After all, this girl was weak and delicate like paper. It might foil the matters to come if he was too rough on her. But to make him hold himself back now would be worse than killing him. Bai Xiangxiu had gone limp from exhaustion already after all that tossing around. All she could do was gasp for air while Long Heng had his way with her. However, she still did show some resistance by hitting Long Heng's shoulder with her tiny fists. She withdrew her fist a few punches later and blew on it. Ouch! Why am I the only one in pain when I punch him...

    Long Heng took her hand a gave it a little massage. After that, he grasped her hand and gently licked it a few times. The sensation pleasured Bai Xiangxiu so much that she began to moan... I give up. This man is getting better at setting up the mood.

    She'd intended to resist Long Heng's advances at first, but Long Heng had already masterfully disrobed her. The situation was getting dangerous. Whilst Bai Xiangxiu was mulling over how she was going to get out of bed the next day, knocking sounds resounded through the room. The knocks weren't very loud, but they were incessant. It was obvious that the person knocking had every intention to disrupt them.

    "Your... Mmn... Highness... Knock... Someone's knocking at the door..."

    Long Heng was too caught up in the moment to hear the knocking sounds. He didn't even notice the sounds outside until Bai Xiangxiu had called attention to them. He gritted his teeth and spat out fiercely, "What is it!?" His voice was cold. If it wasn't something important, then he would surely slaughter the person outside.

    The person on the outside was actually Shu'er. He didn't want to knock on the door at such a timing either! The sounds coming from inside the room would make anyone blush right up to the ears. "Your Highness. It's news from the palace. The Dowager Empress is gravely ill and is in great peril."

    The Dowager Empress was considered one of the backers of the Long family. The old madame and the empress would often help each other out because they were bosom friends. If it weren't for that fact, the old madame would never have agreed upon the marriage with the Lin family's daughter. The fact that the dowager empress had fallen gravely ill was truly a pressing matter. Long Heng had no choice but to gnash his teeth and hold himself back. He covered Bai Xiangxiu with a blanket and struggled to his feet with great effort.

    Bai Xiangxiu stole a glance and couldn't resist gulping. What a scary amount of sweat! Even his eyes are turning red. Do you have to be so unsatisfied in your appetite? What do I do? I'm feeling a little sorry for him.

    "Rest well. I will come find you later tonight." Long Heng still wanted to make an explanation and quickly threw some clothes on himself afterwards. Just as he was about to leave the room, a thought came to his mind. "I'm afraid that mother will be back soon. When she does... do take care of her a little."

    The old madame and the dowager empress were close, like sisters. She would be heartbroken when she received the news. Moreover, she would be returning from the south very soon. Bai Xiangxiu naturally knew about all of this. It was all written in the novel. The old madame would fall sick when she grieved over the dowager empress. Long Heng even accepted the female lead into the estate and left her in charge of household matters. The reasoning behind that was simple. She was the future matron of the house and would sooner or later take charge of the household.

    Unfortunately, more and more problems would arise after her arrival, which lengthened the old madame's illness. Issues such as in-fighting between wife and concubine, conspiracy and scheming which followed, all caused the estate to fall into total disorder. But the biggest issue of all was the female lead's bevy of admirers. One after the other, they came in droves.

    The male lead was also madly in love with her then. They'd tumbled in the sheets together before they'd married, which caused their relationship to become scandalous. Despite all that, the male lead refused to cover up the scandal. After all, this was his woman! And so, there were many instances in which the female lead was unable to get out of bed for three days. This caused various other female supporting characters in his rear court to gnash their teeth in jealousy and the old madame to almost die in a fit of anger.

    Hopefully, such a situation won't occur this time.

    For some reason, she lost all energy in her body immediately after Long Heng had left. After the incredibly taxing task of putting her clothes back on, she immediately plopped back onto the bed. The dowager empress would not be able to escape her fate. There was nothing Bai Xiangxiu could do about her illness. She wasn't some kind of miracle doctor. Exhausted, she quickly fell asleep. By the time she woke up, the room was already pitch black. She called out. "Is anyone there?"

    "Madame Xiu. Xiaoshi is out here. Is something the matter?"

    "No. Has the prince returned yet?" She recalled from the novel that when the dowager empress was gravely ill, all of the emperor's trusted ministers had to accompany him in the palace. If the story progresses according to the novel, he won't be returning tonight.

    "The prince has yet to return ever since he left. There's still some time until dawn. Will you sleep for a while more?" Xiaoshi was lying down on the outside because mistresses would frequently ask for their maids in the middle of the night. The maidservants were quite attentive because of this.

    "Mmm. That's all. You should sleep!" Even though she knew that nothing would happen to Long Heng during this trip, she couldn't help but worry. The entire imperial court would become unstable after the dowager empress falls ill. The dowager empress' circle did not get along well with the empress' circle. Once the dowager empress had passed away, the empress' clique would find all sorts of ways to persecute the dowager empress' supporters.

    The emperor was more than happy to see them fight amongst themselves. After all, he was the one who would gain the most from their fights. She had been very busy ever since she returned to the estate. However, a good night's rest has recharged her batteries a little.

    She began to take charge of the household matters the next morning. Even though she had a lot of responsibilities, she didn't have to work all day long. She was only busy a few days in a month, and she only had to take care of some small daily tasks on a day to day basis.

    Unexpectedly, Long Heng had put Long Shuting in charge of the Sung Hong'er issue before he left. Long Shuting took it quite seriously and came to report to Bai Xiangxiu after he was done. Once Bai Xiangxiu was done listening to his report, he handed over the indictment list to her.

    Her mouth began to twitch incessantly after reading it. The novel really skimped on her dark history. No wonder she had so much confidence that she could replace me. She's never once been rejected by any men she'd ever seduced!

    She'd first seduced two young laborers, one of whom already had a wife and a concubine. After that, she went even further and went for even more men. Starting from the guard in her residence to the guard of the Song residence... "What poor widow of an empty house? That term seriously doesn't suit her!"
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