The hall was carved with pillars and painted with splendor, showing luxury and nobility.
Yun Qiluo was reclining on a phoenix chair, and even through its silk curtains, one could still feel her stunning beauty and brightness.
The incense burnt in the incense burner makes people sway in the heart.
Su Shi stood with his hands down and did not look away.
Netherworld Demon Empress.
Ruthless, cold and ambitious.
When facing a woman like this, one must not harbor the slightest fantasies, or else the bones might disappear in the next moment.
Even if she is truly beautiful.
There was silence in the great hall.
After a long time, Yun Qiluo inexplicably said, “Su Shi, I didn’t expect you to have grown up so much.”
“Reporting to Your Majesty! this subordinate is already twenty years old this year.”
Su Shi replied.
Yun Qiluo nodded, “I already knew that, but for some reason, my impression of you has always stuck in your childhood.”
Su Shi said, “It’s been twelve years since this subordinate saw Your Majesty.”
He had joined the Netherworld Rakshasa Sect at the age of seven.
Yun Qiluo personally taught him the Netherworld cultivation method.
This was something unprecedented and caused an uproar in the sect at the time, with everyone believing that she was preparing her heir.
A year later, on the aptitude test, Su Shi, the highly anticipated ‘heir of Her Majesty’, only had ordinary high-grade aptitude.
This shocked the everyone.
From then on, Yun Qiluo had never seen him again.
It was as if she had forgotten this man, leaving him alone.
Only after Su Shi reached Late Stage of Foundation Establishment was he promoted to the position of Fengsha City Commander.
However, this time, people had different thoughts.
How could such a mediocre person be worthy of Her Majesty’s attention?
The only thing Her Majesty cares about must be Shu’s family background!
Yun Qiluo said in a deep voice, “Are you still complaining about me?”
“This subordinate doesn’t dare.”
Su Shi clasped his hands and said, “This subordinate has mediocre talent and dull qualifications, so I’m already lucky to join the sect, how can I dare to ask for more?”
Seeing his calm appearance, Yun Qiluo’s heart inexplicably felt uncomfortable.
“It’s not that I don’t want to take care of you, but if I pay too much attention to you, I’ll end up harming you instead.”
Su Shi was right on one point.
His talent was only that of a high-grade ordinary.
Although it was not too bad, it was far from enough to become the Demon Empress’ heir.
For the sake of the century-long plan to fight for the Central Plains, the fanatics in the sect would never allow this to happen.
The situation would then be extremely dangerous.
So Yun Qiluo’s distance was actually an attempt to protect me?
Su Shi thought no more and shook his head, “This subordinate dare not ask for more.”
Yun Qiluo frowned, “You are indeed still complaining about me.”
“This subordinate dare not ……”
Yun Qiluo smashed the armrest of the phoenix chair with a slap!
“Dare not this, dare not that, then why did you dare to give me a sweet gourd that time to me?”
Su Shi froze, “Sweet gourd?”
Through the silk curtain, Yun Qiluo looked directly into his eyes, “Why did you dare to give me sweet gourd, why did you dare to say you would protect me, and why did you dare to come with me?”
Faced with a series of persistent interrogations, Su Shi fell silent.
- It’s been thirteen years, but I didn’t expect the Demon Empress to still remember this matter.Could it be that it was important to her?
He suddenly had difficulty seeing the woman in front of him.
After a long time, Su Shi averted his gaze and said in a low voice, “Back then, this subordinate was young and full of childish words, so I hope Your Majesty can tolerate it.”
Yun Qiluo leaned back in her chair and said indifferently, “Do you mean that what you said back then is no longer valid?”
There seemed to be a faint glow in her phoenix eyes, as if she was expecting something.
“Your Majesty has suppressed all over the world and is invincible, how could she still need the protection of this subordinate?”
Su Shi lowered his brows and lowered his eyes, “But if Your Majesty give the order, this subordinate is willing to go to hell and pass ten thousand deaths for Your Majesty.”
There was silence in the hall.
The light in Yun Qiluo’s eyes disappeared, once again becoming as deep as an abyss, like a cold and dead sea.
“Ten thousand deaths?”
She nodded and said indifferently, “Good, then you can go to hell.”
A terrifying pressure rushed down, and Su Shi seemed to be crushed by heaven and earth as he spat out a mouthful of blood and fell helplessly to the ground.
His meridians seemed to be torn apart inch by inch, and he was unable to use a single ounce of his spiritual energy.
Even his consciousness became a little hazy.
In a vague way, he saw a flash of robes walking in front of him, accompanied by a refreshing scent.
Yun Qiluo’s voice sounded, “Is there anything else you want to say?”
Su Shi struggled to lift his head, blood reflecting even paler on his cheeks.
“This subordinate knows what Your Majesty wants to hear.”
“But even if I say it, what difference does it make? It’s not me you care about, it’s that little boy in the past.”
Yun Qiluo’s face was expressionless, “So what? Do you regret it?”
“The mountains and seas cannot be leveled.”
Su Shi smiled, “However, if I’m allowed to live a second life, I believe I’ll still treat you a sweet groud.”
Yun Qiluo was silent.
Her eyes were downcast, unable to see her emotions, but the slender hands behind her back were calmly clenched.
“Is that all?”
She stretched out her slender fingers and rubbed Su Shi’s eyebrows.
As if turning back time, in almost an instant, his injuries were completely healed, even the blood on his body disappeared.
“Thank you, Your Majesty, for not killing me.”
Su Shi’s voice was very calm.
It appeared calm on the surface, yet he was already cursing inwardly.
Damn it, I almost died!
The Demon Empress was too powerful and her character was so temperamental that even if he knew the storyline well, it was difficult for him to deal with her.
It was too dangerous to be around such a character.
If he was not careful, he would be annihilated into ashes!
At this moment, Yun Qiluo suddenly asked, “You just said that the mountains and oceans cannot be leveled …… There should be half a sentence left, right? What’s the rest?”
Su Shi shook his head, “This subordinate is unable to say it.”
Su Shi swallowed and said, “The person I love is separated by mountains and oceans, and mountains and oceans cannot be leveled.”1
Yun Qiluo’s expression was stunned.
“The person I love is separated by mountains and oceans… and the mountains and oceans cannot be leveled.”
She chewed silently for a long time, then coldly snorted, “What a bad poem.”
Su Shi breathed a sigh of relief, “It is indeed a bad poem.”
Yun Qiluo turned around and walked towards the door.
Su Shi scratched his head, confused, “Your Majesty, where are we going?”
“To accompany me for dinner.”
Su Shi followed behind.
For some reason, he felt that Yun Qiluo’s steps were a little lighter.
She seems …… happy?
1. A complete sentence is 所爱隔山海，山海不可平。
It means：The person I love and I，among us，There are mountains and seas。If I remove mountains and fill up seas，I could have met her，and she may love me，And, of course, I cannot do this.