Once Zuo Lie had left, Shi Sheng immediately chased after Xi Yin. “What were you going to say just now?”
The tips of his ears suddenly flushed as he shifted his gaze. “We’ll talk after we go back.”
No matter how Shi Sheng asked, Xi Yin didn’t answer, so she could only sulkily drive back to the villa.
The night wind brought the thick scent of flowers with it, as it travelled through the window and buffeted against Shi Sheng’s face.
The entire car was filled with the thick fragrance.
Shi Sheng drove with one hand on the steering wheel while propping up her chin with the other, her thoughts unknown.
“Someone’s following us.” Xi Yin spoke suddenly.
Shi Sheng blinked and put down the hand that was supporting her chin. She looked in the rear-view mirror.
On the shadowed little path, she could vaguely make out the outline of a car in the distance behind them. The other party was probably trying to keep their presence hidden, for they didn’t turn on their car lights.
But at this moment, the car suddenly picked up speed as if planning to ram into them.
Dark shadows rustled past in the surrounding flower bushes.
“Someone’s here to deliver me their lives?” Shi Sheng stopped the car and turned to Xi Yin. “Get out of the car and stand a bit further back. Don’t get blood on you.”
Xi Yin, “…” ‘Why are these words so queer?’
The two swiftly got out of the car and sped off in different directions. The next second, the vehicle behind theirs smashed into their car, causing a loud crash as both exploded, making sparks fly everywhere and light up the surroundings.
Several shadows shot towards Shi Sheng.
She waved her sword, causing the fastest shadow to collapse to the ground. Their comrade’s fall made the rest hesitate.
Shi Sheng wouldn’t do something stupid like wait for them to react—her sword was like the Grim Reaper’s scythe as she rapidly reaped the lives of the other shadows.
The final shadow soon fell and turned to ash.
‘Vampires…these idiots. They’re really underestimating me(bbb) if they only sent this many to deal with me(bbb).’
Shi Sheng leapt out of the rose bush and onto the road.
Xi Yin stood in a spot where the light from the flames couldn’t reach, staring at the fiercely burning car wreckage with an apathetic gaze.
“Looks like we’re going to have to walk back.” Shi Sheng’s voice spoke from beside him. He turned his head slightly to look at her.
At that moment, the flames flickered brighter, allowing Shi Sheng to see the streak of gold that flashed across his eyes. He took her hand in his. “I’ll give you a present tomorrow.”
“What present? I want you more—how about you wrap yourself up and gift yourself to me?”
“Girls have to be more modest.”
“Not as if modesty is edible. Besides, what’s wrong with saying I want my own man?”
Xi Yin chuckled lowly. Their figures slowly walked away, disappearing into the darkness of the night.
When they returned to the villa, Xi Yin went to shower first while Shi Sheng typed away at her laptop. Once Xi Yin arrived, Shi Sheng had already uploaded the latest chapter.
Don’t ask her why there was internet available in the vampiric territories. Vampires kept up with the times; it’d be weirder if they didn’t have internet.
“Go take a shower.” Xi Yin took some sleepwear out from the wardrobe and handed them to Shi Sheng.
Shi Sheng shut her laptop and rubbed Xi Yin’s hands for a bit before taking the clothes from him and going to shower.
Xi Yin rubbed the back of his hand and lowered his head, chuckling, before lifting the blankets and lying on the bed.
By the time Shi Sheng emerged from the bathroom, Xi Yin appeared to be asleep, causing her to sigh.
What a hard life she had.
She gently climbed into bed and just as she laid down, Xi Yin scooted over to snuggle his slightly cool body against hers.
After Shi Sheng rubbed him a bit… ‘Holy fuck, he’s not wearing any clothes? And the feel isn’t bad either… Let’s rub a bit longer.’
Just as her hands were about to move lower, Xi Yin suddenly flipped over and pressed her underneath him, kissing her without warning.
With Xi Yin taking this much initiative, Shi Sheng didn’t stand on ceremony and ate him clean to her heart’s content.
Perhaps because it was his first time, Xi Yin was rather unfamiliar and tense at first. But he soon got better.
What a lovely night it was; the ground lit by a silver light.
By the time Xi Yin got up the next day, it was nearly noon. He propped himself up into a sitting position. There was no one beside him, but his clothes were already put on properly.
Thinking about last night caused Xi Yin’s face to burn slightly. After a brief while, just as he was about to get out of bed, Shi Sheng entered the room.
“You’re up. I thought you were going to sleep till the afternoon.” Shi Sheng wore a contented expression. “How ‘bout another round, hun?”
Xi Yin, “…” ‘Is there any meaning in teasing me?’
When Shi Sheng saw Xi Yin sitting up on the bed with a bedhead, still somewhat bleary, she had no words to describe how cute she found him.
“Really wanna hide you from everyone else.” Shi Sheng walked over and leapt on him. She then messed around with him for a bit, which he humoured. Once she was done, he hugged her and lay back on the bed.
He’d never had this feeling before. The feeling that there’d always be someone waiting there for him when he woke up, who’d mess around with him. It didn’t feel so lonely anymore when there was always someone by his side within arm’s reach.
The selection for a new monarch tonight didn’t occur as scheduled, instead it was brought forward.
When Shi Sheng received this news from Rui Yi over the phone, she rushed over to the castle from yesterday with Xi Yin. This time, no one dared to stop her, and she was able to smoothly make her way over.
“Lil princess.” Rui Yi appeared from somewhere, but his expression soon changed. “You guys…”
He could smell Xi Yin’s scent on his little princess.
Once a vampire had confirmed their spouse, they would mark them with their scent. It was like symbol of proof the other was theirs.
Rui Yi glared spitefully at Xi Yin, who merely pursed his lips in a light smile.
Rui Yi harrumphed before turning to look at Shi Sheng. “There’s been an unforeseen development. Let’s head over to where Father is, first.”
Once she heard them describe the situation, Shi Sheng knew something was about to go down.
The sea of roses near the castle had gone up in flames. A large swath had turned into a blazing conflagration.
And the result of this fire was the birth of a new ruler.
There were records kept by the vampire race about a prophecy:
Rebirth from flames
the monarch arrives.
Bringing new dawn
Welcoming new life.
As the situation these few years wasn’t looking bright for vampires, many believed in this prophecy and waited expectantly for a new ruler to bring them a new life—to bring them hope.
And someone really had emerged from that conflagration. Those who had believed in the prophecy acknowledged their new ruler on the spot.
The selection for tonight hence turned into a coronation ceremony.
Remembering that she had seen the FL-sama last night… Shi Sheng reckoned some dog blood was going to be splashed around.
“Lil princess, why do you think that old codger Fei Qi acknowledged the new ruler? He covets that position a lot…” This was what puzzled Rui Yi the most.
Had Fei Qi not set the example, there probably wouldn’t have been that many vampires acknowledging their new ruler who appeared from nowhere.
“Perhaps she’s the one he’s been waiting for.” Shi Sheng’s lips rose as she spoke without care.
Rui Yi frowned. “What do you mean, lil princess?”
Shi Sheng shrugged. “It’s just a guess.”
It was pure conjecture based on her imagination. After writing so much dog blood into her stories, she was able to guess how the plot would develop from here without much effort.
But she wasn’t going to tell Rui Yi. After all, she had nothing to base her conjectures on.
Rui Yi gave Shi Sheng a suspicious glance but only got an ‘I would love to help, but I’m unable to do so’ look in return.
More vampires were present than the day before. Even the vampire hunters were all here.
Fei Qi came in late with some others and walked up to the stage at the front of the room.
Once everyone had settled down, Fei Qi continued, “I believe all of you are aware of the reason for being invited here earlier than expected. Yes, indeed, our new Queen has been born! Her arrival was heralded by the prophecy—she is destined to be our Queen! If anyone has any questions, please ask them later. For now, let us welcome our new Queen…”