I Excavated an Emperor to Become a Wife - Chapter 76
Qin Cheng was still injured, and his face didn’t look good. When Su Jingmo kissed him just now, he had unconsciously taken a lot of Yang qi from Qin Cheng.
Although he has been asleep for almost 1600 years, the ghostly qi he had slowly accumulated little by little overall this time was too heavy. When he came in contact with the Yang qi of a living creature, Su Jingmo couldn’t restrain himself from wanting more and more.
When Su Jingmo looked into his eyes, Qin Cheng, who had been pushed away by him, still wasn’t willing to give up. Because of this, Su Jingmo couldn’t stop himself from laughing. As he glanced at Qin Cheng’s hands, which were still attached to his waist, Su Jingmo raised his eyebrows: “Do you want to keep going? But….in my opinion, even if you want to keep going, you don’t have the strength to do so. Am I right?”
Su Jingmo’s words made Qin Cheng feel embarrassed. But Su Jingmo was right. Not only was he unable to continue, but he couldn’t even stand up, even after he tried his best.
The dizziness from blood loss hadn’t disappeared, and the stitches hadn’t been removed; however, he couldn’t stop himself from rushing all the way here, to meet with this man. Now that he had given Su Jingmo a lot of Yang qi, he was only depending on perseverance to not pass out.
Qin Cheng didn’t know how ro reply to Su Jingmo’s words, but when he saw that the man holding him in his arms had an evil smile on his face, Qin Cheng licked his lips. With a dry smile, he said: “It’s a rare opportunity….”
Su Jingmo naturally understood that Qin Cheng’s current situation was his fault, so the flirtatious words had to stop for now. Last time, when Su Jingmo lacked Yang qi, he became a fierce ghost and sucked too much Yang qi from Qin Cheng. Because of this, Qin Cheng fell into a coma, and Su Jingmo couldn’t help but remember what Qu Zhiwen said at that time. He said that Qin Cheng was full of ghostly qi, and even though he was supposed to have a long life, he was slowly dying because of the ghostly qi stuck to his body. No one can stand the strong ghostly qi from Su Jingmo, and if it weren’t for the jade pendant and the Taowu bone, Qin Cheng would’ve died a long time ago….
Su Jingmo wasn’t unaware of the fact that Qin Cheng could die soon because of the powerful ghostly qi that haunts him, but he didn’t want to distance himself from Qin Cheng….
In the end, it would be very easy to break this connection. After all, he just needed to take the jade pendant away from him, and Qin Cheng wouldn’t be able to see him. It’s just that, until now, Su Jingmo hadn’t taken it away because he needed Qin Cheng to help him know what happened with Great Xu.
When Su Jingmo thought about Qin Cheng’s words, about how he’d rather die in this tomb and be with him forever…. the thought of taking away the jade pendant had become useless….
Perhaps, he was being selfish and was still reluctant to break his connection with Qin Cheng…. Ever since Qu Zhiwen said that Qin Cheng’s red thread wasn’t connected to him…. Su Jingmo had never believed in fate when he was still alive, but after death he had started to believe in it….
“Release me. I’ll take you to the stone pavilion to sit.”
“Alright….” Understanding that Su Jingmo wanted him to rest for a while, Qin Cheng didn’t refuse. However, after letting him go, he still couldn’t help but hold on to Su Jingmo’s hand. Fortunately, this time, Su Jingmo didn’t break free.
After resting for a while in the stone pavilion, Qin Cheng took a water bottle out of his bag and drank some. His breathing had relaxed a little and his face looked much better. As he glanced at the books on the stone table, Qin Cheng asked: “Did you like the books? Maybe the words were a little small, and the reading direction was different from the way you’re used to….”
Su Jingmo smiled habitually and nodded his head: “It wasn’t bad. I read all the history books you brought me, so I more or less understand what’s going on outside. The few fictional books were also very wonderful.”
The fictional books? After looking at the books, Qin Cheng realized that Su Jingmo was talking about the four masterpieces he brought along. When he remembered that these stories weren’t as old as Su Jingmo’s Dynasty, Qin Cheng explained: “These were written by later generations, after your Dynasty. They have been passed down to this day and are called the Four Masterpieces. They were even adapted into tv dramas.”
Hearing this unknown term, Su Jingmo asked in confusion. Qin Cheng couldn’t help but laugh due to his confusion, which annoyed Su Jingmo: “What? I’ve been dead for thousands of years, of course I wouldn’t know what it means.”
“No, no. That’s not what I meant. I just….” Knowing that Su Jingmo had misunderstood, Qin Cheng hurriedly explained: “I just feel really happy when I look at your puzzled expression.”
“Yes. Of course I’m happy to see everything about you. When you get angry, or when you look confused…. I always feel that, no matter what, you always manage to look beautiful….” After saying this, Qin Cheng held Su Jingmo’s hand, which was placed on the stone table.
As he looked at Qin Cheng, who had just said these things, the corners of Su Jingmo’s mouth rose and he laughed: “That’s true. Once, this face made many Officials’ daughters want to marry me ….” When he thought about what his friends used to say before his death, Su Jingmo glanced sideways at Qin Cheng and added: “Of course, there were also many young male courtesans.”
When he heard about the male courtesans, Qin Cheng couldn’t help but think that the Xu Dynasty was quite open, which explained why Su Jingmo wasn’t disgusted by being with a man, and why he accepted Qin Cheng’s flirting so easily. At that, Qin Cheng couldn’t stop thinking about that General in the Imperial Mausoleum in Pingyao, who was allowed to be buried in a joint burial with the Emperor, which meant that they must have been more tolerant about this matter at that time. Because of this, he couldn’t help but ask: “Was the Xu Dynasty not against a relationship between men? Was it allowed?”
Su Jingmo didn’t know why Qin Cheng was suddenly asking about this, but he just narrowed his eyes and shook his head: “Not quite. In fact, male courtesans weren’t allowed on the surface, and ordinary people weren’t allowed to have an affair with them. Dignitaries could have one or two, but if they did that, their reputation would suffer. However, some powerful men were allowed to maintain their good reputation, as long as they didn’t bring a male lover home.”
This statement left Qin Cheng dumbfounded. According to what Su Jignmo had said, if it wasn’t allowed on the surface, then it was considered bad. “Then…. then why, why were General Ning and your fifth brother buried together?”
As soon as Qin Cheng said this, Su Jingmo’s pupils suddenly shrank: “A joint burial?”
After being here for most of the day, Qin Cheng still hadn’t told Su Jingmo about what had happened in Pingyao. When he saw that Su Jingmo’s expression had changed, Qin Cheng hurried to explain what had happened in the tomb.
When he had finished, Qin Cheng said: “That ghost was called Ning Qing, and he’s a General. According to what was engraved in the stone walls, he should have had a 5th grade Official position before his death. Therefore, he shouldn’t have been qualified to be buried with the Emperor, no matter what. Moreover, the specifications of that tomb were the same as an Empress Mausoleum. Also, I think he was in love with Su Jingyan….”
“Ning Qing….” Su Jingmo knew this man because he was none other than the youngest son of Prime Minister Ning, as well as the brother from the same mother of his good friend Ning Yunze, who was the eldest son of the Prime Minister. Speaking of which, when he was still a Prince, this Ning Qing begged his elder brother to let him learn the art of war with him….
The Ning family had a son who was good at martial arts, but who was disastrous in literature. When Su Jingmo tried to remember this man, he remembered that Ning Qing had some achievements in Military arts. The thing is, Prime Minister Ning’s family was on Su Jingmo’s side, and when he died, Su Jingyan, who suffered many losses from Prime Minister Ning’s side, didn’t treat his family well. There was no need to say that after Su Jingmo died, Prime Minister Ning’s direct relatives wouldn’t be spared from death…. So what was going on with this Ning Qing?
He hadn’t been killed, and he had even become a fifth-rank Military General? If Ning Qing had betrayed his family to work for Su Jingyan at that time, shouldn’t he have obtained more than the position of a mere fifth-rank Official? If Su Jingmo could see that Ning Qing had military talent, then the same could be said for Su Jingyan. Was his talent not valued?
Even though he wasn’t highly respected, he was still allowed to be buried in the place of the Empress in a joint burial?
“You said that Ning Qing’s life was carved on a stone wall. Then, how did he die?”
“It’s said that the Northern barbarians broke into the Country, and the rest of the Generals were unable to resist the enemy. Finally, Ning Qing was the one who fought back, but he was also killed in the Northwest. He was eaten by vultures, and even his bones were gone.”
At this point, Su Jingmo’s mouth involuntarily smiled. However, the smile in the depths of his eyes was even bigger, as if he had only just now figured something out, when he was already dead….
Now, he had found out the thing that could’ve given Su Jingyan a fatal blow….
Su Jingmo and Su Jingyan were the same, but Su Jignmo never expected that in order to not reveal his weak point, Su Jingyan would pretend to be deeply in love with Lin Qing. When he was actually in love with Ning Qing? Between them, only the surname was different….
Su Jingmo began to imagine Su Jingyan’s expression when he heard the news of Ning Qing’s death. He could also see him screaming in anger after he fought hard to obtain that position, only to get his precious General Ning Qing turned into a ghost….
“Not even his bones were left behind…. hahahahahahahahaha.” Su Jingmo couldn’t help but shake his head as he laughed out loud. “Yes, I bet Su Jingyan must have been very anxious. Without a corpse, or even bones, even if he had the Taowu bones with him, he couldn’t bring him back to life.”
‘In the end, you regretted it….’
Qin Cheng didn’t understand why Su Jingmo was laughing, nor did he understand what kind of relationship Ning Qing had with Su Jingyan, but when he heard the words ‘bring him back to life’, he violently jumped up. He felt like a desert longing for thousands of years of rain. As Qin Cheng stood up abruptly, his grip on Su Jingmo’s hands tightened: “You said that the Taowu bones can bring people back to life?! Are you telling the truth?!”
When Qin Cheng said this, he interrupted Su Jingmo’s thoughts. After a pause, Su Jingmo realized what Qin Cheng was thinking about, and smiled: “Indeed, it’s said that it can bring people back to life.”
“It’s impossible!” Before Qin Cheng could say anything else, Su Jingmo interrupted him and said: “I’ve been dead for so many years that even my bones have long turned into dust. Have you seen inside my sarcophagus? The only people that can come back to life are those who still have their bones intact. I’ve long been out of the question. Moreover, since the formation inside this tomb can prevent me from entering the circle of reincarnation, it should also prevent me from coming back to life.”
Su Jingmo’s words cooled Qin Cheng’s momentary excitement, making him sit down again. As Qin Cheng looked at Su Jingmo, he opened his mouth trying to say something, but was not able to. Finally, he was able to say: “Could…. No, you said only…. in any case, what if….”
“You can ask Qu Zhiwen. He should know more about this than I do.” Su Jingmo didn’t care about his own life or death, but when he looked at Qin Cheng and saw his despair, Su Jingmo felt a dull pain in his heart.
“Whether life or death, at least, compared with Su Jingyan I still can….”
Su Jingmo’s voice gradually faded away, and Qin Cheng wasn’t able to hear his last words, but his eyes reddened a little: “What can you ‘still’ do?”
Su Jingmo shook his head to hide the emotions in his eyes, and said with a smile: “It’s getting late. I think it’s time for you to go back, right? You can go and ask Qu Zhiwen whether what I said was true or not.”
After telling him that he should leave, Su Jingmo could tell that Qin Cheng wasn’t happy. As Su Jingmo raised his eyebrows, he added: “Of course, you can also ask him who’s the one connected to your red thread.”
Sure enough, as soon as these words were said, Qin Cheng’s face instantly turned ugly….
Afsajdgkf Su Jingmo, why do you always have to ruin the moment??? I tell you, Qin Cheng doesn’t care about his fated partner! He only wants you! Like the obsessed simp he is lmao
Ngl Ning Qing and Su Jingyan’s story is interesting 👀👀✨✨ wanna know more 🤩
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