The crowd of courtiers did not notice the movements of the two.
Seeing their backs next to each other, the eyes of the crowd flashed with unknown meaning.
Riding on the same imperial palanquin, sharing breakfast, spending the night in the palace, and now even sitting at the same level as Her Majesty!
This was no longer ordinary trust.
Su Shi’s position in Her Majesty’s heart far exceeded everyone’s imagination.
Hua Jin Guan asked in a low voice, “Old Chen, I heard that you are going to be a father-in-law?”
Chen Wangchuan raised an eyebrow, “You old man, you are very knowledgeable.”
Hua Jin Guan said with a smile, “Your daughter and Duke Su are making out in public, who in this imperial capital doesn’t know about it?”
Chen Wangchuan was slightly embarrassed, and cleared his throat, “Su Shi and Qingluan love each other, and when the time comes we will choose a good day, with three letters and six rituals, the wedding will be performed soon.”
Hua Jin Guan nodded his head, “That’s good news, do you know how popular Duke Su is now?”
Who among the officials in the imperial city would not want to marry off their daughter to Su Shi?
Currently, the royal family was withering away, let alone an heir, there wasn’t even a single prince and princess left.
Su Shi was the person closest to Her Majesty.
If they could get on good terms with him, wouldn’t their status be able to rise in a single leap?
Even some people who don’t have daughters at home are now busy making one…
Anyway, cultivators have a long life, and it’s normal for couples to be fifty or sixty years apart in age.
“In the future, Su Shi will have many women around him, even if he marries explicitly, how can he guarantee Qingluan’s status?”
Chen Wangchuan frowned, “Then you mean ……”
Hua Jin Guan looked around and said with his ears, “Why don’t you ask Her Majesty to marry them off?”
“Her Majesty is marrying them off?”
Chen Wangchuan’s eyes opened wide.
What a great idea!
Su Shi and Her Majesty are so close, she will definitely not refuse.
If this marriage is solemnized by Her Majesty herself, then who else could shake Chen Qingluan’s position as the main wife?
He did not want Su Shi’s status, he just wanted his daughter to not suffer too much.
“What Brother Hua said is very true!”
Hua Jin Guan shook his head and sighed, “It’s a pity that Hua Man Lou is not a girl, otherwise, it’s not bad to have a daughter as a concubine for Duke Su.”
Feng Chaoge’s jade cheeks were slightly red and her eyes drifted, not even hearing the whisper behind her.
The touch from before had not disappeared.
Her body was numb and tingly as if she had been struck by lightning.
She glared at Su Shi angrily.
The courage of this man is too great.
There was simply no reverence for her at all.
Su Shi looked at the drill ground below with interest.
The parade was not over yet.
The tiger armored army that had just been trained was the standing army of the Central Plains.
Now, those who had entered were the royal guards guarding the Imperial Capital.
Although the difference in numbers is huge, the elite level is stronger.
“Not bad, although not as good as Huben’s black armored army, its strength should not be underestimated.”
Su Shi couldn’t help but sigh.
Feng Chaoge said, “Huben’s army guards the imperial pillars and is a symbol of imperial power, there is no comparison between the two.”
Thinking of her sending 30,000 Huben troops to come to his aid ten thousand miles away, Su Shi’s eyes swept with tenderness, “Thank you, Your Majesty, for the matter of the Western Region.”
When they first came into contact, he felt that the other party was cold-hearted and calculating.
But after this period of time, that impression gradually changed.
No matter what Feng Chaoge’s intentions were initially, she was indeed sincere with him and also quite forgiving.
Otherwise, which supreme being would be willing to wear such clothes for him to see?
Ahem, except Yun Qiluo ……
Feng Chaoge said indifferently, “It’s good that you have it in your heart.”
Seeing Su Shi’s handsome face, he was caught off guard and asked, “Does Royal Princess Saxin look good?”
Su Shi froze for a moment.
Feng Chaoge’s face was expressionless as she coldly said, “I am curious, to make you go out of your way to get her, she must be a stunning beauty.”
Su Shi scratched his head and said, “Does it matter?”
Feng Chaoge said, “You are a Duke, you represent the Linlang Empire, and you have taken the liberty of taking a wife from other country, do you know how bad the repercussions are?”
Su Shi was puzzled, “What repercussions does it have?”
Feng Chaoge’s tone gave pause and turned his head, “It puts me in a bad mood.”
“Once I’m in a bad mood, I won’t be eager to rule the country, and Linlang’s national strength will decline.”
“If that happens, the various regions of the empire will fall and the people will suffer, all because of you, isn’t this impact bad enough?”
Su Shi rubbed his eyebrows.
Such amazing logic, he didn’t know how to refute it.
Seeing her cold expression, Su Shi carefully said, “Your Majesty must be jealous….”
Feng Chaoge vehemently denied.
The maneuver soon came to an end.
Everyone lined up neatly and waited for the Holy Empress’ warning.
At that moment, a commander of the royal guards, dressed in armor, stepped forward and knelt on one knee, “Your Majesty, I have something to say!”
Feng Chaoge said, “Speak.”
The commander of the royal guards stared at the white robe and said in a loud voice, “I have long admired the great name of Sir Duke, and I have heard that Sir Duke is very powerful. I would like to ask you for some guidance!”
The high platform suddenly became quiet, and the courtiers looked at each other. Sensing hostility from the other party, Su Shi couldn’t help frowning slightly.
He did not know this man, so why would he suddenly jump out to find trouble with him?
Feng Chaoge helped him clear up his doubts.
“His name is Han Hao, and his father is the former Commander of the Royal Guards, Han Chen.”
Su Shi’s thoughts drifted.
At the time, in the Tianqu mountain range, Han Chen tried to make a move to kill him, and as a result, he was almost burned alive by the Demon Empress’s black flames.
Although he survived in the end, his cultivation level dropped drastically and he was unable to serve as the commander of the royal guards, so he had resigned and retired to his hometown.
The other party clearly blamed him for all of this.
Han Hao sneered, “What, does Sir Duke not dare to answer the challenge?”
Feng Chaoge looked displeased, waved her hand and said, “Presumptuous, is Duke Su is someone you can provoke? Bring him down for me.”
Several guards dragged Han Hao from the drill ground.
Han Hao looked angry and said through gritted teeth, “I thought you were something, but it looks like you’re just a cowardly chicken, I don’t know how Her Majesty could appreciate a demon like you!”
The words suddenly stopped and several people stopped in their tracks.
They saw that the python robe was already standing in front of them at some point.
“It seems that Sir Duke has agreed to fight?”
Han Hao’s eyes flickered.
Su Shi said indifferently, “I’ve been sitting for too long, it’s good to move.”
The other party’s mouth was too broken, and he was really tired of listening to it.
Han Hao said confidently, “Whether to lead the troops into battle or fight alone, it is Sir Duke’s choice.”
Su Shi said, “I will fight alone, you can lead the troops into battle.”
Han Hao frowned, “What do you mean by that?”
Su Shi’s eyes looked at him indifferently, “You’re too weak, it’s better to take your men with you.”