Since the couplet contest, Sima Yi was appreciated by Cao Cao and promoted to his strategist. With wit, the two climbed to the higher rank, rooting out all those who defied Cao Cao.
However, his tyranny had stirred up much grievance among the public. In view of the situation, Lü Bu, Sun Quan and Liu Bei had led armies, intending to overthrow Cao Cao.
Informed by Yuan Shao, Lü Bu's subordinate, Cao Cao took this opportunity to create a setup——
When Lü Bu arrived at Sun Quan's territory, he would bring the elites in person to seize the city. Once Lü Bu entered, he would be immediately cornered by Sima Yi.
Unfortunately, this strategy was seen through by Zhuge Liang, the strategist of Liu Bei, who played tricks to delay the march of Sima Yi's army.
Despite her knowing, the delay was already unavoidable. Therefore, she had been hastening to the destination with the troops.
Suddenly, a huge noise sounded; war was sparked off somewhere at the shoal nearby, which made Sima Yi even more unsettling.
Sima Yi: “Cao Cao, you can't die before I beat you!”
When Sima Yi was advancing in the woods, a familiar voice echoed over the surroundings.
???: Hey! I just can't die here before I get a girlfriend!”
Sima Yi: “That idiot...It must be him!”
Reining in her horse, Sima Yi commanded the soldiers at the rear to head to the voice direction. As expected, Zhang Liao, once freed by Cao Cao, was there.
He was being encircled by dozens of soldiers, with many deep and shallow cuts on his body. The blood-soaked Zhang Liao was trying to protect a man passed out behind.
Sima Yi: “Cao Cao!”!
Soldiers: You have no way out, die!
When the soldiers were about to attack, they were slashed by Sima Yi's army in time.
Zhang Liao: Phew, lucky me...You've saved me from dying in the name of virginity…
Sima Yi: What happened?
Zhang Liao: We were ambushed by the rebels. To save Cao Cao out of danger, Xiahou Dun let me take him away by knocking him out, while she stayed behind to hold the rebels off.
Zhang Liao: That was a close call. I almost died as a single if you hadn't showed up…
Sima Yi: “It's my fault...my mistake to put Cao Cao in danger...Damn!”
At the moment, the faint Cao Cao woke up, sprinted towards Zhang Liao and grabbed his collar with a glare.
Cao Cao: How dare you leave Dun behind and flee on your own!
Zhang Liao: ...You know better than me. I have no choice.
Cao Cao: You——!
Obviously Cao Cao understood Zhang Liao, and his life was still intact only because of Zhang Liao's protection.
However, putting Dun's life at stake was totally unacceptable. Cao Cao threw him to the ground and answered coldly.
Cao Cao: Get lost!
Zhang Liao: ...Take care.
After bowing to Cao Cao and Sima Yi with sorrow, Zhang Liao went straight to the forest alone…
Cao Cao: Listen soldiers! Eliminate all the rebels at the shoal.
After Zhang Liao's departure, Cao Cao raised his sword to command; the soldiers then responded with a great boost of morale.
Nevertheless, as they arrived, the rebels had already retreated. The slope was in shambles; corpses were everywhere, and the reeking of blood filled the air.
Looking around, Cao Cao found Xiahou Dun kneeling on the rock with her head lowered. Agitation immediately surged within his heart.
Cao Cao: Dun!
Slience was the only answer. He galloped towards her side. As Cao Cao patted Xiahou Dun's shoulder, she fell down like a broken puppet, revealing a dagger being stabbed into her chest.
The bloodstain blossomed as ruby as roses, proving an undeniable truth that Xiahou Dun had already died.
The gloomy sky mourned over her death by raining, cleansing the blood over the ground. As the droplets landed on Cao Cao, he recalled her last words.
Xiahou Dun: “I’ll be with you forever.”
Cao Cao: Do you think you can make me feel better with this promise? Or you just wanna make me hate you by lying to me?
However, it was too late to be proven. Cao Cao was trembling when carrying Xiahou Dun's body. Just as Sima Yi thought that he was collapsed by her death, Cao Cao looked up at the sky, with a mad laughter.
Cao Cao: God, why do you hate me so bad? My fiancée had set my family up, my father had abandoned me, and now you even took Dun away from me…
Cao Cao: Hahaha——Very well! I don't care about your mercy! Anyone who stands in my way, DIE!
Then, Cao Cao pulled out the dagger from Xiahou Dun. As rain carried the blood away, it revealed a craft in the word "Sun".
Cao Cao: “Sun Quan...I swear! I’ll make you pay for this!”
Cao Cao gently closed Xiahou Dun's eyes and carried her body to the mount. At this moment, a soldier came.
Soldier: Let me help——WHOA!
Before reaching out, his arm was already cut off. Cao Cao was not moved a bit despite the painful scream of the soldier. Instead, he gave a hateful stare.
Cao Cao: Don't touch her with your dirty hand!
Afterwards, he carried Xiahou Dun back to the city; Sima Yi then led the remaining army to return, but everything was not over yet…
Cao Cao: Watch your mouth. I’m losing my patience easily.
Sima Yi: Understood.
Although she had foreseen his action, his cold eyes still sent a chill down her spine.
Sima Yi: “No, I won’t give up!”
Sima Yi: Xiahou Dun is your only sanity, and conscience. Losing her means you’ve lost everything as a human being. You’ll become a real monster, and then smash this world down without any hesitation, do you?
Cao Cao: Hahaha, a monster? So be it. But I warn you. Don’t be too close to a monster, or you’ll be eaten up.
Sima Yi had touched the bottomline of Cao Cao, who let it all out to threaten and warn her of staying away from him.
However, without any sign of fear, Sima Yi took the lead to bite his lips to bleed; then both of them started kissing.
Sima Yi: Then eat me up.
The charming Sima Yi touched his chest and leant on him; sensation of lust and desire had taken control of Cao Cao’s mind.
Cao Cao: As you wish!
Cao Cao grasped her waist roughly and acted like a wild beast; In the face of his roughness, Sima Yi was happy to accept it. As the climax came to an end, she looked at the sleeping Cao Cao with a smile.