Indulging in Carnal Desire - Chapter 166
“Why doesn’t the lady, who usually relies on the influence of her father commander, ever stop to think for a moment that her father has already passed away? Who else was going to treat her like a weak little lady!? I say, she deserves this. Meeting someone who’s more tyrannical than her…”
“We can’t afford to offend them both. It’s better for us to hide farther away….”
“Don’t be afraid. Didn’t you see someone making a call? In just a few moments, the security guards will come and intervene…”
“That Cheng Biyun is the daughter of the newly appointed Commander Cheng. Will the guards really take care of this matter?”
“Heh. Then, wouldn’t it be such a great coincidence? This time, Chu Jiao will certainly know the bitter taste of defeat!”
“Not necessarily. Didn’t Chu Jiao always claim that she was Governor Yan’s fiancée? Who knows if Governor Yan would stand up for her!?”
“Ha! Fiancée my arse! That’s just what she’s telling everyone. Have you ever seen her together with Governor Yan?”
“I heard that it was an arranged marriage when they were both infants!”
“Isn’t today’s society supposed to advocate freedom to love whomever you want and to oppose any feudalistic arrangements! Hold on. The eldest daughter of the Cheng Family also likes Governor Yan. Isn’t this the so-called encounter of rivals in love? How envious!”
“Governor Yan is popular indeed!”
“Do you even need to question this? He’s already a general and hasn’t even reached 30 years of age yet. Across the entire Ming and Qing dynasty provinces, only the great Governor Yan was able to achieve this feat!”
Chu Jiao slowly opened her eyes amid her dizziness, hearing clamorous hubbubs and discussions beside her.
Before she could check the plot of the story with the system, she felt a piercing pain on her arm as her body sensed a strong gust of wind assailing her skin.
Chu Jiao instinctively flinched and leaned back, attempting to avoid the oncoming whip.
What a ruthless whip!
Chu Jiao didn’t know what kind of blood feud the original owner had with the young girl in front of her who wielded the whip nor if it was worth it to deal with a vicious hand. The whip was made of flexible steel wire. If she didn’t avoid it in time and it had struck her face, her face might have been absolutely ruined by now.
Despite having successfully dodged the powerful attack, she didn’t expect the girl to not give up and follow it up with another lash.
Just because the tiger didn’t show its ferocious might, did she think of her as someone like HELLO KITTY!?
Chu Jiao’s ire was finally provoked.
Anyone, who was continuously targeted by a person for some unknown reason, would feel irritated. Moreover, Chu Jiao had secretly taken the time to survey her surroundings in between each painful lash. She appeared to be in a theater. The scene on the stage had already stopped, but the spectators still hadn’t left. Everyone gathered around them, as though they were watching a wonderful play, but no one even came to stop and help her.
The girl brandishing the whip sported a retro egg-roll hairstyle 1 Image of Egg-roll hair. So cute while wearing a waistcoat and a pair of leather boots. Her eyebrows were exquisite but indicated extreme arrogance. As a whole, she looked like she was disciplining a disobedient servant.
Currently, Chu Jiao didn’t know what the identity of the original owner was and why she was being whipped.
But, she wasn’t a mere fool that allowed herself to be bullied, and that allowed others to punish her while she obediently stayed in place. She always upheld a creed, wherein if others did not offend her, she would not offend them, but if others offended her, she must repay the debt!
The whip fiercely cut through the air, as the people watching the show sucked in a cold breath.
They all thought that the girl dressed in the cheongsam, who had been constantly dodging the attacks, would soon be covered in lacerations. What they did not expect, however, was for the girl to raise her arm and directly catch the whip midair!
Cheng Biyun vigorously pulled her whip back, only to find the whip to not budge at all. The lash was held tightly by a certain someone who she thought would take the lashing quietly. The intense look that the person cast towards her instantly made her spine turn cold. It was as if she was being stared at by a wild beast!
“Slut!” Cheng Biyun put on a vicious look. Contrary to what she felt inside, she snarled, “You dare fight back!”
Chu Jiao raised a brow, “Who’s this slut you’re referring to?”
Without a second thought, Cheng Biyun replied in a loud voice, “This slut is referring to you!(2)”
“Ahh. As expected, while the limbs are well developed, the mind remains primitive.”
Most of the spectators watching around hadn’t reacted yet, but only a few of them quickly caught onto the roundabout counter 2 Translator Little Potato’s explanation: The roundabout counter here refers to when Chu Jiao asked “Who’s this slut you’re referred to?” and when Cheng Biyun replied, “This slut is referring to you!” , it has a double meaning. “This slut is referring to you!” so Cheng Biyun made a fool of herself by calling herself a slut. It’s quite hard to convert this joke into English, so here’s an explanation. Chu Jiao had issued and laughed out loudly.
“You!” Cheng Biyun was stunned for a long while. before she finally reacted to the snide and ridiculing glances from the crowd, her face flushing with anger, “You are courting death!”
She had always been the one to bully people around. Nobody had ever dared to stand up to her like this!?
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More and more spectators gathered around them, and right at this moment, a group of people slowly walked over to the entrance of the theater.
“Commander Cheng,” the tall man being escorted in the middle stared at the chaotic scene in front of him and faintly said, “Is this the Pear Jade Theater’s new play that you wanted me to watch?”
It was still early spring, but the middle-aged man called Commander Cheng, was profusely excreting cold-sweat, his military uniform becoming drenched in the process.
Following being scolded by the governor’s office for problems with the armaments, Cheng Lianshan was still internally panicking. After they talked shop, he quickly put on a virtuous face and invited the Governor to do him the honor of enjoying a meal with him while listening to a pleasant tune. He wanted to probe around for the intentions of the higher-ups, but how could he have expected to come across such an unsightly racket coincidentally occurring.
Cheng Lianshan originally wanted to order the arrest of the troublemakers but found that one of them was his daughter!
At this, he began to sweat more nervously.
“Governor Yan, forgive me, forgive me! My little girl is quite ignorant, she must certainly be playing around with her classmates!” He apologized over and over again with an anxious smile on his face before immediately turning to the guards and howling, “Why haven’t you gone to pull the little miss away!!”
How infuriating. This annoying girl made trouble for him yet again!
Yan Zhan cast a side glance at Cheng Lianshan, and without saying anything, he stepped into the theater lobby with his long legs, while Cheng Lianshan could only quickly follow.
In the courtyard, the two people in hullabaloo hadn’t noticed the event that had transpired in the doorway and were still stuck in a deadlock.
Chu Jiao took advantage of the time when the other party was spewing curses at her to quickly go through the plot and gained a rough understanding of her current situation.
This time, she had transmigrated into the era of the Republic of China.
The female lead Du Xi was a prominent pillar of Pear Jade Theater. She was adopted by the elder Du Shourong when she was young. Due to her androgynous appearance and extreme fondness for opera, Du Shourong declared to the outside that she was a man, while she played a flowery role in opera 3Flowery role 花旦(hua dan) is a lively, vivacious female character in Chinese Opera. During the Ming and Qing dynasties — two periods in which Chinese opera flourished — society controlled interactions between men and women much more strictly than today. Because it was considered improper for a man to appear on stage with a woman, opera troupes commonly employed either all-male or all-female casts. If you’d like to learn more about different roles in Chinese opera, check this page out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_role during the period where the population was on a decline. Not mentioning the fact that Du Xiruo had a clear and distinct voice, her fair figure also moved skillfully and looked good in any stage costume. As the plot slowly began to unravel, she became a famous actress as well.
Due to a fateful encounter, Du Xi got acquainted with the male protagonist Yan Zhan and accidentally exposed her identity as a woman, her weakness falling into the hands of the male protagonist. For the sake of finding a shield, the male protagonist made a deal with the female protagonist. But after slowly getting to know one another, he fell in love with the female protagonist who continued to strive for success. The female protagonist wanted to shine brightly in the Pear Theater and was unwilling to bend over to the power of the rich. She harbored deep misunderstandings about the male protagonist, and the two played a cat and mouse chase. Their journey interweaved with all kinds of forced love as well as melodramatic scenes, but in the end, the two people still had a happily ever after.
As the male lead’s fiancée, the original owner naturally played the role of a vicious supporting female.
The original owner and the male protagonist originally had an arranged betrothal since they were young. As the daughter of the commanding officer, she had always been unbridled and unrestrained. But when she was about to get married, her father was secretly murdered, followed by a painful unilateral divorce from the male protagonist. She simply couldn’t accept it. Using various methods to break up the two star-crossed lovers, she naturally became a boost to promote the relationship between the male and female protagonists. In the end, the female lead became a famous actor in Pear Theater, while the original owner became a pitiful cabaret singer.
Her current fight with Cheng Biyun, the second supporting female in the book before her, was the turning point where the female lead meets the male lead.
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