As a hub connecting the Southwest Region and the Central Plains, the city was prosperous and important both economically and strategically.
At the same time, it was also the only city in the Southwest Region that had not been overrun by the Demonic path.
Over the years, Su Shi rarely returned.
Most of the reason was because of his identity as a demonic cultivator.
Nanli City was under the jurisdiction of the imperial palace, and the demonic path was struggling here. Ever since Su Shi joined the Netherworld Rakshasa Sect, even the Su family’s business was affected.
But it was different now.
This was already his fief.
Su Shi lifted his foot and walked to the city gate.
Looking at the familiar and unfamiliar scenes around him, he couldn’t help but feel a little emotional.
Returning to Nanli City again, his identity had undergone a shocking change.
“This city has changed a lot…”
Before he could finish his emotions, a coquettish shout came from behind, “Move aside!”
Su Shi looked back.
He saw a horse with white fur and silver mane galloping over, and the people on the street were screaming and stepping aside.
The girl on the horse looked anxious, “Move aside, this horse is out of control!”
Su Shi was indifferent, neither dodging nor evading.
Seeing that the horse was about to collide, the spiritual energy in the air surged and boiled, and the horse was instantly rooted to its spot.
The horse whinnied, and its front legs flew into the air.
There was a purple flash in Su Shi’s eyes.
The maniacal white horse suddenly fell silent, bent its front hooves, and knelt on the ground in a submissive manner.
The girl let out a sigh of relief and cupped her hands: “Thank you little brother, I almost got into trouble.”
Su Shi shook his head and said, “If you can’t control it, don’t ride such a ferocious horse.”
This horse’s bloodline was extraordinary.
Its strength was comparable to the demon beasts in the Golden Elixir Realm, and it was not something that could be tamed by ordinary people.
If it really went crazy in the city, expect a lot of trouble.
The girl was slightly embarrassed, “It’s really my fault, thank you… eh? Su Shi?”
The girl stared at his face in disbelief: “You are Su Shi?!”
Su Shi frowned slightly, “You know me?”
“It’s really you!”
The girl jumped off her horse excitedly, “It’s me, I’m Xin Ling!”
Su Shi seemed to remember something, “Are you that tailgater?”
The girl blushed, “Nonsense, who is your tailgater?”
Su Shi looked at her.
Bright red dress, two willow leaf eyebrows on a goose egg face, fair skin, delicate facial features, and extremely intelligent black eyes.
Her whole body is full of youthful vigor, with a hint of charming and naive aura.
It’s very different from the tomboyish appearance of yesteryear.
The two were childhood playmates.
Ever since he joined the Netherworld Rakshasa Sect he had never seen her again.
“Come to think of it, it’s been more than ten years.”
Su Shi said, “So you can still recognize me?”
Xin Ling said with a smile: “Shengzi Su’s reputation resonates throughout the Nine Regions, how could I not recognize him?”
She had seen his portrait.
The little boy in her memory had now grown into a handsome young man.
When she heard that Su Shi became a demonic cultivator, she was completely heartbroken for a while.
But she did not expect that the other party not only became Shengzi, but also crowned as the Duke, the great hero of the entire Linlang country!
Regardless of strength, status, or achievements, he had nothing but to be upheld.
“Why is this man so much more handsome than his picture?”
Xin Ling’s pretty face flushed slightly.
“Cough, you came back this time…”
“It’s a celebration day soon, I haven’t come back for a long time, I’m going home to have a look.”
Seeing more and more people watching, Su Shi paused for a moment and said, “Then I’ll go first, and I’ll treat you to a drink tomorrow.”
After speaking, he touched the white horse’s head, then turned and left.
Looking at his back, Xin Ling shook her head, “Really, how can you treat someone a drink after just meeting?”
There was a smile at the corner of her mouth.
Unexpectedly, Su Shi returned.
And he still remembered her.
She felt much better for a while.
She hummed a tune and picked up the reins, but she didn’t expect the fiery white horse to be so tame at this time.
It was just that its whole body was trembling slightly, and it still seemed to be frightened.
“Hey, what’s wrong?”
Xin Ling was stunned for a moment.
Then quickly understood.
“It seems like he’s quite considerate~”
The girl’s face reddened even more.
The New Year Festival was just around the corner, and the front of the Su Residence was full of a festive and lively atmosphere.
Just as Su Shi was about to enter the gate, he was stopped by a servant.
“This is the Su residence, unauthorized people are not allowed to enter!”
Su Shi glanced at her, “Do I look like an unauthorized person?”
The servant was stunned.
After taking a closer look, she suddenly shuddered, “Master, Young Master?”
“Young Master is back!!!”
“Everyone, Young Master Shi is back!!!”
Following the servant’s cries, the sound of noisy footsteps rang out.
The people of the Su family walked quickly into the courtyard.
Seeing that tall and erect white figure, everyone was stunned.
Su Shi was back!
At this moment, the crowd moved aside, and a burly middle-aged man walked over.
Su Shi nodded.
The current Su family patriarch was also his biological father.
“Insolent brat, you still have the guts to go back?”
Su Renzong frowned and said, “I haven’t received a letter in years, how did I raise you, a traitor?”
Although he said so, the smile in his eyes could hardly be hidden.
“Shi’er is back? Where is he?”
He saw a woman in luxurious clothes walking hurriedly.
Su Shi smiled.
Mo Yulan, his mother.
“Oh my God!”
Mo Yulan hugged him and said with tears in her eyes: “Really, you haven’t come back for so long, mom misses you so much!”
A hint of warmth flashed in Su Shi’s eyes.
Although he joined the Netherworld Rakshasa Sect at the age of seven, he rarely returned over the years, and there were not many opportunities to contact them.
But these two were very sincere in their feelings for him.
This was also the biggest worry in his heart before he wanted to die in the hands of Zhan Qingchen.
“Let me see.”
Mo Yulan wiped her tears and looked at Su Shi carefully, “My son is indeed getting more and more handsome. Seeing that you can take good care of yourself, mom is relieved.”
“I still have hands and feet, how can I starve?”
Su Renzong patted his chest, “Well, your body is indeed much stronger.”
Others were worried about his identity and achievements, only a true relative would care about his well-being.
“There’s not much I brought as souvenirs…”
Su Shi waved his hand, and a large number of spiritual stones flowed out, forming a hill on the ground.
Bright rays and auras surged into the sky, all of them were high-level spiritual stones.
There were also some gold pieces mixed in!
“You have to get rid of these spiritual stones first.”
The place was silent for a moment.
Su Renzong’s voice moved, “You didn’t come back to show off your wealth, did you?”