Many thoughts flashed across Chu Liuyue’s mind. She had offended quite a lot of people, but none of them seemed capable of producing a poison like Red Blood Gu.
Even Tian Lu Academy’s teachers did not have much understanding of Red Blood Gu, let alone the other people in the Imperial City.
The Chu family?
The Crown Prince?
Or someone else?
She was in the light, and the enemy was in the dark. The path in front of her seemed to be covered by mist, obscuring this incident’s truth and causing her to be unable to see it clearly.
After thinking for a while, Chu Liuyue finally let go of the dagger.
Chu Xianmin then heavily breathed as she angrily glared at Chu Liuyue. “I’ve said all that I can say. Are you satisfied?”
“Of course not. I want the antidote, but you didn’t give it to me. You harmed my friend and me, so do you really think I’ll let this matter slide?” Chu Liuyue amusingly stared at her. “Don’t you think you’re being too naive?”
Chu Xianmin knew Chu Liuyue would not let this matter slide. “What exactly do you want?”
Chu Liuyue’s eyebrows rose slightly. “I don’t want anything. I just want to tell this entire story to Elder Sun and the rest. After all, having a person that can risk anything just to kill her own schoolmates will cause others to be unable to sleep at night.”
“Y-you want to chase me away?”
“You made a mistake first, so how can you blame others?” Chu Liuyue looked at her with a half-smile. “What a pity. I heard that you entered the academy as a top scholar. Who would’ve thought that you’d be sadly expelled from the academy one day?”
“No!” Chu Liuyue’s words completely agitated Chu Xianmin. When she hurriedly walked forward and wanted to grab Chu Liuyue, Chu Liuyue shied away from her in time.
“You can’t expel me! I won’t leave! I’m not leaving!”
She could not go back to the Chu family now, and the Crown Prince still had not made a comeback. If she were expelled from the academy, her entire life would be ruined.
How could she possibly give up on her only chance of making a comeback?
Chu Liuyue looked nonchalant. “You caused your own demise, so you shouldn’t survive.”
Chu Xianmin was very anxious. After thinking for some time, she finally begged Chu Liuyue. “Take it as I’m begging you! Please, don’t expose this incident. If you can promise me this, I guarantee that I won’t go against you in the future! I’ll do everything that you say! I’m begging you!”
Seeing that Chu Liuyue did not respond, Chu Xianmin clenched her teeth and actually knelt down.”What must I do for you to let me off?”
Ji Yurong felt his heart ache and went forward. “Minmin—”
Chu Xianmin vengefully looked at him, which immediately glued him to the ground. “Do you think that you haven’t caused me enough harm? Get lost!”
Ji Yurong was extremely guilty and knelt down as well.
Chu Liuyue looked down at the two from above, but did not feel any emotions at all. On the other hand, she even thought of Chu Xianmin differently.
Chu Xianmin was very arrogant in the past. Chu Xianmin hated me to the point that she wanted me dead, yet she has knelt down today. She can be considered as knowing how to retreat and advance. This character of hers seems to be much shrewder than before. It seems like the continuous impacts these few days have pushed Chu Xianmin to the corner.
Seeing that Chu Liuyue was nonchalant, Chu Xianmin closed her eyes and heavily banged her head against the floor.
Chu Liuyue glanced at Chu Xianmin’s hands, which were tightly stuck to the ground.
If I ever have the chance, I—Chu Xianmin—will definitely repay the humiliation I’ve experienced today by a hundred-fold.
“You can stay if you want, but you need to promise me something.”
The waiting time was especially long, and Chu Xianmin felt that every second of silence was cutting off a part of her dignity. When she thought Chu Liuyue would not agree to her request, she finally heard a desirable answer.
Chu Xianmin suddenly raised her head, and tears welled up in her eyes.
Chu Liuyue enunciated every single word properly and said, “You just have to pretend that nothing happened today and wait for that person to come again.”
Chu Xianmin was stunned; then, she clenched her teeth. “Okay.”
Chu Liuyue nodded and turned around to leave. When she took a step, she suddenly turned back. “Oh, I forgot to tell you that my dagger is smeared with poison.”
Chu Xianmin was dazed. “What?”
Chu Liuyue kindly advised her, “Don’t worry. This poison takes effect slowly. If you do your duty properly, I’ll naturally give you the antidote in time. However, if you dare to play any tricks, don’t blame me for being heartless.”
“This poison will enter your body and decompose your organs first. It will then go to your bones. One month later, your entire body will rot from inside-out. Tch, I think you don’t want to die in such an ugly manner, right?”
“You!” Chu Xianmin’s blood boiled, but she endured it with much effort. “Okay.”
Chu Liuyue glanced at Ji Yurong. “You will move out on your own, and you don’t need me to help you, right?”
“No need! I know what to do!” Ji Yurong hurriedly agreed.
Chu Liuyue then slowly left.
When her figure completely disappeared, Chu Xianmin harshly punched the floor. “B*tch!”
“Minmin—” Ji Yurong wanted to help her up, but got a slap in return.
Chu Xianmin stood up by herself, but the rough floor cut her skin because she put force on her palm. Her entire hand was bleeding now.
However, what can this small pain compare to? The humiliation Chu Liuyue gave me today is something I can never forget!
Looking at her reddened eyes that were sinister and petrifying, Ji Yurong was worried and scared. He wanted to say something else, but his face still burned in pain. Hence, he could only keep his mouth shut.
Chu Xianmin touched the injury on her neck, and doubts appeared in her heart. Is that dagger actually poisonous?
However, no matter if it was poisonous or not, she Chu Xianmin did not dare to do anything recklessly. Thus, she could only allow Chu Liuyue to order her around.
She turned around and planned to leave, but she suddenly spat out blood and collapsed to the floor after taking a few steps.
“Minmin!” Ji Yurong gasped and hurriedly went forward, but he found that Chu Xianmin had already fainted.