AST 1845 - You can’t have a child without me...
Qing Shui was stunned, “Why did you say so?”
“Why did you think I say so?” The Vampiric Demoness Empress was very upfront and different from how she was last time, much like how Qing Shui had changed a lot. The two had seemingly swapped roles.
“We are totally different so you don’t have to come. The Vampiric Demoness race passes on their legacy this way. I know you don’t like this place and you must have had an internal struggle about whether you should come or not.” Her smile was very mesmerizing.
Qing Shui heard her words and felt that he was too narrow-minded, not being able to measure up to her. He then slightly shook his head: “Now you’re so unwelcoming of me.”
Seeing Qing Shui’s bitter smile, the Vampiric Demoness Empress smirked. “I should thank you instead. I won’t hide it from you. I’ve been around for so long and only you had caught my eyes with your special physique. I intentionally did it last time. Are you angry?”
Saying anything now would already be too late. There was no use in blaming her, and whether she was telling the truth was still unknown.
“Since some things have already happened, it cannot be helped. She is innocent. No matter what happens, it is a fact that my blood is in her veins.” Qing Shui couldn’t tell if she had intentionally freed him of guilt but it didn’t matter as things had already reached this point. Running away or grumbling was merely the act of a coward.
It was like when bad things happened in his previous life, people who could help wouldn’t get angry or punish others. They would rather quickly doing their best to reduce their losses as anger would not solve the problem.
“Then what if I were to tell you that you and she are not related, and I don’t want you to enter? What would you do?” The Vampiric Empress Demoness looked at Qing Shui’s eyes, as if trying to look into his heart.
Qing Shui was silent. He wanted to act overbearingly, say something overbearing, but thinking about the legacy of the Vampiric Demoness, he was slightly disheartened. he had come here but he had no idea what kind of result he had wanted.
He never liked the idea of forcing anybody, especially when it came to matters like this. He couldn’t see through her intentions. He was already flustered, unable to understand anything.
“If you hate me then I can come here less often. However, would it be still possible for me to still come here sometimes to meet her?” Qing Shui negotiated.
The Vampiric Demoness Empress smiled, happily looking at Qing Shui: “You really don’t mind having a Vampiric Demoness as your daughter?”
“As I’ve already said, she is innocent. She is still my daughter and nothing else matters.”
“Then what about me?” The Vampiric Demoness Empress teased Qing Shui. Even Qing Shui could tell that she was teasing him. Still, he had never expected that this icy, elegant beauty would show such an expression.
“What about you?” Qing Shui asked, not able to understand what the question really meant.
She continued, “My daughter is also your daughter. What am I to you?”
“What do you want to be?” Qing Shui asked seriously as he really couldn’t tell what she was thinking.
The Vampiric Demoness Empress lightly batted her eyelashes. With those thin, long eyelashes stunning people with her beauty, she raised her head: “You’re actually incredibly biased against Vampiric Demonesses.”
Qing Shui shook his head: “ I’m not biased against anyone. I just can’t accept actions that intentionally steal away others’ lives.”
“The strongest survive. This is the rule of the natural world. Since every creature has its right to live, the meat you eat is also harming other living creatures. Eating their meat and drinking their blood is no different from what we Vampiric Demonesses do.” The Vampiric Demonic Empress looked straight at Qing Shui.
The Vampiric Demonesses mainly ingested Demonic Beast blood. Those that ingested the blood of humans was rare, and moving against humans on a large scale would only attract powerhouses to come and wipe them out.
Qing Shui understood this fact. Much like in his previous life, many people knew of morals and logic, but how people acted was a totally different matter. Virtues such as standing up to injustice and returning money that you found on the ground were preached, but those who actually did it were very few in number. Picking up a dollar or even ten dollars was a small matter, but any more than that would...
To put it plainly, people tended to like rules that applied to others, without applying to themselves.
He had no comeback to the Vampiric Demoness Empress’ criticisms. Everyone knew that humans ate meat, and killing wild beasts to eat them was the most basic thing. To the Vampiric Demonesses, drinking blood was also the same thing.
Humans eating meat didn’t trigger any emotions but when Demonic Beasts saw humans eating their kin, they would most definitely be emotional, as some Demonic Beasts had already developed basic intelligence, and some higher class Demonic Beasts were even on par with humans in this regard. Though they were Immortal Demons, it still triggered an emotional response in them when Demonic Beasts were eaten by humans.
From this viewpoint, humans were exceptionally cruel, using another way to enact the idea of the strong feasted on the weak.
“I believe we’ve digressed too much. I’m here to wait for my daughter.” Qing Shui wasn’t willing to continue on with this topic.
This sentence stunned even the Vampiric Demoness Empress, a face rich with emotions, seemingly mocking yet joyful: “The child is also my daughter.”
“But without me, you couldn’t have given birth.” Qing Shui immediately retorted.
“Why are you like this…..”The Vampiric Demoness Empress was slightly exasperated and embarrassed as she said.
Qing Shui didn’t think much about what he had just said. This woman was just too enchanting, especially when she seemed to pout her lips at the end.
“Since you’re about to give birth in less than half a month, I’ll stay here for a while.” Qing Shui spoke to himself.
The Vampiric Demoness Empress didn’t know how to feel with how this man suddenly became so shameless and overbearing.
Qing Shui did not expect this method to be the most effective. If he had known, he would have used it earlier.
Qing Shui looked at the surrounding, noticing the wooden huts on the massive trees, “Which of these are empty and closer to you?”
“I won’t let you live here. A man isn’t allowed to live in here. You can pitch a tent outside.” The Vampiric Demoness Empress said helplessly.
Qing Shui knew that he was already taking a mile when given an inch. There was already room to peacefully resolve everything so he should just wait outside for the child to be born.
“I’m a physician, a Miraculous Physician at that. If there are no physicians around, I could…”
Qing Shui did not know why this woman had such a violent reaction so he sat down on the high ground outside the valley.Previous Chapter Next Chapter