Chapter 419: Fiendish Demon Fetus
Zi Shang flicked his hand and a surge of purplish fog wrapped around Zhan Wang. As he fell to the side, the palace maid who was trapped beneath his body was released.
“Bao’er?!” shrieked Yun Jiuge. She was shocked that the victim was Bao’er. She did not expect that the woman ravaged by Zhan Wang to be the palace maid who served the Chuxiu Palace.
She surmised that Zhan Wang, having changed into a beast-like state, must have randomly grabbed the palace maid and raped her at Lihua Garden. That unlucky palace maid happened to be Bao’er.
Bao’er was in a terrible state. Her delicate face was streaked with tears, and her body was bloodied and covered with bruises. The lower part of her body was in a terrible state.
The gray-skinned people possessed a tougher physique than normal human beings. But, the fact that Bao’er was in such a horrible state after the attack meant that Zhan Wang must have developed brute strength after taking the medicine.
“Take her back to the palace now. Don’t let the Gray-faced Emperor and Zhan Wang find out about this,” Zi Shang instructed Yun Jiuge. He continued to cast multiple streams of purplish fog over the area to destroy all traces of the incident in Lihua Garden.
Yun Jiuge took out a Body Cleansing Talisman and placed it on Bao’er’s body. Then she wrapped Bao’er’s tattered clothes around her. The two women trailed behind Zi Shang and returned to the Chuxiu Palace.
“How did it go? Did you manage to find Zhan Wang? And what is wrong with Bao’er, why does she look so terrible?” asked Yu Sha. Having spent a lot of time in Chuxiu Palace, Yu Sha was very familiar with Bao’er, who was a high-ranked palace maid in the palace.
“Bao’er was caught by Zhan Wang who went crazy,” Yun Jiuge said as she laid Bao’er on the bed.
“You mean Zhan Wang raped her?” asked Yu Sha as that thought came into her mind. In the next instant, she pulled Bao’er’s clothes aside to look at her body.
“What are you doing?” Yun Jiuge asked as she glared at Yu Sha. She knew that Yu Sha was a male in a female’s body at the moment. It was unacceptable for a man to act that way towards a woman.
“Didn’t you say that the Gray-faced Emperor fed Zhan Wang some stimulants? If that’s the case, shouldn’t his semen look different?” asked Yu Sha. She examined Bao’er’s body thoroughly but did not find anything unusual. She raised her head and asked, “What was the color of his semen when you first saw her?”
Yu Sha looked very serious when she asked the question. Yun Jiuge replied hesitantly, “I think it was gray in color.” She was too shocked back then, she did not take a thorough look.
“It was gray in color,” Zi Shang replied calmly. He went on to say, “Zhan Wang’s condition was very unusual back then. It was as if something was controlling his body. His life would have been in danger if he did not get his release.” That was the reason why he stopped Yun Jiuge from rushing over to stop Zhan Wang’s attack.
Yu Sha thought for a while before she placed a hand on Bao’er’s abdomen and pressed about. Then, she frowned and said, “So that’s what it is.”
“What is it?” asked Yun Jiuge. She wanted to punch both Yu Sha and Zi Shang for speaking so ambiguously.
“The thing that the Gray-faced Emperor wants the most. The Fiendish Demon Fetus,” said Zi Shang. His face was devoid of any expression.
“Why does he want the Fiendish Demon Fetus?” asked Yun Jiuge. She blinked her eyes in confusion.
The Fiendish Demon Fetus was an item that was created through the combination of Demon Qi and Fiendish Qi. The item was believed to be one of the evilest things that ever existed in this world. It was not something that a cultivator in the Core Formation stage would be able to create.
It is said that this entire world would be destroyed if the Fiendish Demon Fetus were to be created. Every living thing would perish, including the Gray-faced Emperor himself.
“Who knows? Maybe he wants to refine it into a pet, or maybe he wants to use it as a vessel of sorts,” Yu Sha commented.
It was very common for members of the Demonic Clan to refine vessels. The Fiendish Demon Fetus, in particular, was known to be the best vessel for practicing the Devilish Technique. Numerous Devil Cultivators have sought after the Fiendish Demon Fetus in the hope of raising their cultivation rapidly. All of them have failed miserably. The success rate of creating a Fiendish Demon Fetus was less than 1%.
“Can you remove the Demon Qi from Bao’er’s body?” asked Yun Jiuge. It did not matter what sort of nefarious plan the Gray-faced Emperor had in mind. She was hell-bent on foiling it.
“The Fiendish and Demon Qi within her are very strong, and they have already moved deeply within her body. She will die right away if I were to remove them from her now,” replied Yu Sha. She shook her head in disagreement with Yun Jiuge’s request.
This could turn into an advantage point for them. Bao’er could be their leverage against the Gray-faced Emperor when the time comes, Yu Sha thought.
Yun Jiuge asked, “Are you saying that we should let the Fiendish Demon Fetus grow within Bao’er’s body?” Disapproval was written all over her face. This was not a joke. They could all end up getting killed if they allowed the Fiendish Demon Fetus to develop.
“If the Fiendish Demon Fetus could be created that easily, it would not be considered one of the evilest things in this world,” said Yu Sha.
“Don’t worry, I will personally remove the Fiendish and Demon Qi from Bao’er’s body when the time is right. I promise I will not put her life in danger,” she went on to say.
“But, the most important thing now is to put a seal over Bao’er’s memories. Otherwise, she may give herself away and unnecessarily getting the Emperor’s attention,” Yu Sha continued.
Yu Sha’s cultivation was still sealed away at the moment. So, the only person who could seal Bao’er’s memories was Zi Shang.
Zi Shang stretched his hand out and pressed his index finger on Bao’er’s forehead.
A ray of purplish light entered Bao’er’s forehead. Soon she started to let go of the grimace on her face due to the pain and started to calm down. Her body began to relax and she released her tightly clenched fists as well.
After that, Yu Sha carried Bao’er over to the antechamber which was used by the palace maids when they needed to keep a vigil. Once she was done settling Yu Sha in, she turned to Zi Shang and asked, “What about Zhan Wang? Where is he right now? Don’t tell me you did not cast your Demonic Eye spell to watch over him?”
“Do you think that I’ll be as careless as you?” said Zi Shang. He looked at Yu Sha with contempt as he said, “Zhan Wang is still lying in the Lihua Garden. He’ll probably only wake up tomorrow morning.”
“Only wake up in the morning…” Yun Jiuge remembered that Zhan Wang was still naked. The palace maids and eunuchs would notice him when they carry out their morning routines the next day.
“That’s exactly what we want,” said Zi Shang. Zhan Wang would otherwise not realize the dangerous situation that he caused. He needed to be humiliated and taught a lesson.
“Good idea,” replied Yun Jiuge. She thought about the pitiful Bao’er and she felt that Zhan Wang deserved the embarrassment and humiliation.
“The effects of the Invisibility Pill will soon go away. You will revert to your previous identity now. The Emperor will probably not dare to do anything for a while after this incident,” said Yu Sha. She skillfully painted her skin gray and changed into the palace maid’s clothes once again. After she was all done, she went to the antechamber to check on Bao’er.
Bao’er was in still in a disoriented state as she reclined against a chair in the antechamber. When she heard noises coming from the outside, she slowly opened her eyes and looked around in a daze.
She remembered that the Emperor summoned Miss Yun to sleep with him the day before. She was just outside Miss Yun’s room when she suddenly heard people screaming and shouting that there was a fire and that the palace was about to collapse.
She did not leave Chuxiu Palace to check what was happening as palace maids were not allowed to step outside in the night. All she could do was keep within the garden in Chuxiu Palace and to check that all the doors into the palace were locked.
However, she had no recollection of what happened afterward.
“Bao’er, why are you lying over here?” Yu Sha walked into the room and acted as though she had no idea why Bao’er was there or what had happened. She noticed that Bao’er was still in a daze. She went forward to help Bao’er get up on her feet.
“I was worried that Miss Yun would not be able to sleep well at night, so I decided to watch over her,” replied Bao’er. She had no idea why she was there, but that reason seemed plausible.
“Bao’er, you are so thoughtful. But, the sun is about to rise, you should hurry and freshen yourself up !” Yu Sha suggested.
Bao’er was more or less herself again by then. She was able to change and tidied herself up like normal. She took only a short time to get herself ready before proceeding to the inner palace and prepared breakfast for Yun Jiuge.
As she was having her breakfast, Yun Jiuge said to Bao’er, “I want you to help me find out what happened at the Lihua Garden last night. That place seems to be in a complete mess. I wonder if something had happened there.” Yun Jiuge deliberately emphasized the words ‘Lihua Garden’ as she spoke.
“Yes, I will send someone to find out right away,” replied Bao’er. She would have done that without Yun Jiuge asking her to. After all, she was expected to do so as a palace maid of Chuxiu Palace.