Translated by Blue Blossoms
Edited by Aurora
Chapter 30: The Games Begin
It would not be wise to escape.
Helian Wei Wei leaned backwards, looking languidly at Baili Jia Jue, as calm as ever.
Baili Jia Jue raised his eyebrows. He yanked off his fur robe and lowered his head, allowing others to see his white skin and strong muscles, which were perfectly beautiful and flawless, attracting the bedazzled gazes of everyone.
Wei Wei now recognized that the robe draped on his shoulders was the one she lost last night!
He really was a psychopath. How much did he hate her, that he didn't even let her robe off!
Moreover … …
Didn't they all say that people in the ancient dynasties were more reserved in their actions?
This guy even took off his clothes in public, so why didn't the teacher speak up to control the situation?
Teacher: … …
The teacher was already stunned when a certain Highness boldly made his move!
Because even though Baili Jia Jue took off his clothes, his face did not show the slightest bit of embarrassment. Even the lifting of his hand and flinging of his foot were done elegantly, such that the people below who saw, erupted in whispered talks and endless excitement.
Baili Jia Jue causally tossed the robe in his hand, causing it to land by the side of Wei Wei's low table. After that, he slowly, slowly lowered his body, two hands propped on top of the table, his deep eyes looked straight at Helian Wei Wei, and eerily laughed, "Don't tell me, you lost your memory again."
"If I say I lost my memory, would you believe it?" Wei Wei cast a glance at the robe under his foot, thin lips slightly curved, "Didn't think His Excellency would like my robe that much."
From the side, Nangong Lie heard and burst into laughter, "Ah Jue, ha ha, come listen to what she's saying. She said you like her!"
Wei Wei: … …
Just where did this fox-like man come from? Can he not laugh in such an exaggerated way by her ears?
Also, was he daydreaming?
She was clearly talking about her clothes, not her!
"You can shut your mouth now." Baili Jia Jue faced Nangong Lie and emotionlessly said. When he turned his head around again, he directly raised his hand and grasped Wei Wei's chin, his face coming dangerously close to hers, "Tell me, how should I let you die?"
Wei Wei suggested, "How about we talk it over nicely and settle everything peacefully. I'm a person who doesn't like to fight and kill much."
Everybody: " … …" [Who had just finished beating up a bunch of guys to a pulp! Who!]
"Oh?" Baili Jia Jue lifted his eyebrows and put on a face as though he was very interested in listening to her continue.
Wei Wei's mind was lucid, "Accidentally kissing you was my mistake, but didn't I already compensate you? As for last night, I really didn't know that there would be someone inside."
"Compensate?" Baili JIa Jue looked at her for a moment and slowly narrowed his eyes, bewitching eyes condensed with iciness by several degrees.
Wei Wei thought to herself that it couldn't be. Did this guy forget that she already gave him twenty taels of "hush money"?
Or did he think it wasn't enough for him to use? He probably hasn't purchased a silver-colored robe yet, right?
"I can give you more money." Wei Wei's expression didn't change in the slightest, as calm as before. Even in this kind of situation, she still maintained a shallow smile that could even face death calmly. Except for her pair of slightly moist eyes, she appeared carefree in all other aspects.
Baili Jia Jue seemed to really like this expression of hers. He stretched out his palm to support his side, lowered his head and laughed delightedly in appreciation, his dazzling eyes slightly raised.
How interesting. The owner of Ghost Palace, the one whose strength can shake the entire capital, was actually given an asking price by a girl?
Ah … …
Listening from the side, Nangong Lie had long since become befuddled, so dumbfounded that he didn't know what kind of reaction he should have.
This guy who since little was obsessively clean, had never allowed people to approach within three feet of him.
Three years ago, General Hu's daughter counted on her father's high rank and strong influence within the government and surprisingly, during a dance at a banquet, boldly placed her hand on his body.
At that time, he demanded Miss Hu's hand to be cut off. In order to seek mercy and forgiveness, General Hu apologized for half a day, finally allowing that matter to be dropped.
From that day on, no one had dared to challenge his authority.
Currently, this 'little kitten' not only kissed him, but … … but even set an opening bid for him!
It's over, it's over. She really will die for sure this time!
Nangong Lie nervously looked over at the two people facing each other, gulped and swallowed his saliva.
After maintaining her sitting posture for a long time, Wei Wei started to become sluggish and lazily leaned back. She continued, "The matter of seeing you yesterday, I can also compensate you for it."
Nangong Lie coughed forcefully two times, she unexpectedly dared to say it again!
"Compensate again?" Baili Jia Jue's eyelids raised a bit, ink black hair flowing in the wind, the contemplation in his eyes became more intense.
Wei Wei nodded her head and calmly looked at him, "I was too reckless in these two matters. The price will be up to you to set, I can agree to anything as long as it's not too unreasonable."
After Baili Jia Jue heard that, the smile on the ends of his lips grew even more beautiful, "From the sound of it, this deal seems to be not bad."
Very good, Wei Wei smiled lightly, it seemed she met a wise man who understood the times.
"However … …" Baili Jia Jue suddenly lowered his body, voice so sweet flowers would bloom, "My price is actually very high, are you sure you can afford it?"
No, no way! Nangong Lie turned into stone once again. He became more and more certain that there was something wrong with his hearing!
The Dragon War Empire's dignified Third Prince actually wanted to sell himself?
Oh my God, he must be mistaken somehow!
Did Ah Jue leave the house without taking his medicine this morning?
(**translator's note: this is an expression which refers to someone who is behaving abnormally. Baili Jia Jue is probably not taking any medicine … … should he?)
Deciding for himself like this, Royal Grandfather probably would not agree to it!
Wei Wei turned her lips down, her words cold and clear, yet still polite, "I stated it very clearly just now. As long as it's not overly unreasonable, I will agree to it, but this doesn't mean that you can randomly name any price."
After speaking, Wei Wei apparently thought of something. She pulled out a banknote from the pocket by her bosom and placed it in his hand, "I'll first give you this much, enough to buy a student's hat, the rest I'll give you later."
It turned out that Wei Wei really thought that Baili Jia Jue and company were like her, new students who had to depend on themselves to make money.
But you really couldn't blame Wei Wei for having such a misconception.
Originally, White Academy's regulation required the students to properly bring several sorts of necessities, and the ones who weren't able to bring them were usually the ones who were not loved at home, such as the daughter or son of a concubine.
These people usually were assigned to the Inferior Compound. They had all recently reported to the teacher, so they were no longer unrecognized at White Academy. Moreover, Wei Wei herself was also a member among them.
In addition, Nangong Lie and Baili Jia Jue, for the sake of hiding their identities, purposefully used rather crude fabrics to cover up the affluent aura radiating from their bodies.
Therefore, Wei Wei naturally also considered Baili Jia Jue and company to be in the same situation as her, and started to question whether what she'd done was too overbearing, so she wanted to use money to compensate them.
Very obviously, Baili Jia Jue felt that this misunderstanding was very amusing, because his handsome thin lips, at this moment, actually was full of the intent to tease, like a demonic flower that opened by the side of a desolate lake in hell, releasing a tiny shred of devilish indulgence … …
Nangong Lie opened his pair of eyes completely wide and extended his finger to point at himself, "We seem like … …".
"Good." Baili Jia Jue laughed forcefully and interrupted the words that Nangong Lie was going to say.
Nangong Lie abruptly turned his head and stared at him with disbelief, how was this good? One of them was a prince, the other a priest. In what way were they like impoverished students who couldn't afford to buy a student's hat?