Otherworldly Evil Monarch - chapter-374
[What’s 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
[Wouldn’t a man who’d pull out an aphrodisiac at this time be telling
everyone that ‘I am an extremely rogue character?’]
[Wouldn’t 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 didn’t 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; that’s all.
This act stems from benevolence. There’s 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 wouldn’t need to worry
anymore. You don’t 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 won’t do anything bad. Because… you don’t have the
skills required to do anything bad even if you wanted to. Besides, you
won’t gain anything from this… apart from making us look bad…]
“C’mon, 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 won’t tell anyone that it came from you. That
should make things easier for you,” Dugu Xiao Yi became even more amiable.
“I don’t have it! I genuinely don’t, 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, there’s no
guarantee that someone won’t torture me for it. So, I won’t relent
from my stance even if I’m beaten to death today. Besides, I don’t
even have it with me at this time…]
“We don’t 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
couldn’t. But, wouldn’t the heads of such individuals be considered
“Fu*k!” Dugu Xiao Yi cursed sharply. She cursed ten more times, twisted
her mouth, and slanted her eyes. Those men could’ve never imagined that
this little girl could’ve 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 don’t have the aphrodisiac on us. So, does that mean that honest
and good individuals have committed a sin? We’re good men! In fact,
we’re soldiers! We’re soldiers of the battlefield! Aren’t 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
Xie’s. 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 Lady’s 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, “You’re a
“Uh… I got this to consume for myself. I thought that this ‘Tian Fa
matter’ wouldn’t 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 couldn’t 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 needn’t think too much to answer this question…
“Is this what men eat?” Dugu Xiao Yi’s eyes gleamed. “That’s
excellent! Ah… that amount is barely enough. Hurry up, and hand it
over! I’m anxious to research it!”
Skinny Monkey’s 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 didn’t know how much money he would have to spend to shut the mouths
of his companions. It would’ve 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 Monkey’s face became red. Even his neck turned a deep shade of
red as he struggled to respond to that question, “You’ll have to pick
it with your nails. Then, you’ll have to dissolve its contents in wine
and drink it…”
“Pfft…” the group of men who stood behind him couldn’t 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 won’t be… but the reaction… uh… the reaction…” Skinny
Monkey’s forehead was covered in dripping beads of sweat. He genuinely
didn’t 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 don’t have to explain further. All of you can
leave now!” Dugu Xiao Yi’s face became red. She seemingly understood
that her question wasn’t 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 can’t tell this to anyone!” Dugu
Xiao Yi continued in a very dignified manner, “Especially my elder
brothers. They particularly can’t come to know about this, alright?
Ahem… I’m worried if they consume it… yes, that’s right… if
they consume it… and given how much they eat… what might happen?”
[Huh? You’re afraid they’ll consume this? The sons of the Dugu Family
don’t need to consume this.] Everyone’s complexion became strange.
Dugu Xiao Yi’s brothers would’ve fainted after crazily spraying blood
from their mouths if they had heard those words. They would’ve
screamed… [We’re normally functioning men…]
However, these men saw Dugu Xiao Yi’s eyes go wide, “So, they mustn’t
come to know about this! I’ll get mad if anyone tells them, and
I’ll… I’ll 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 they’d die before they’d 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
couldn’t speak any further…
“Ha ha ha! This is so funny… I’ll die! Skinny Monkey has been that
kind of a man all along! So that’s 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 Monkey’s 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 would’ve 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 they’d 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 mustn’t 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 didn’t 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…