In the dining room.
The serving girls passed by silently as mountains of food were brought to the table.
The jade plates filled with delicacies were so fragrant that one could even see the billowing spiritual energy.
Su Shi sat beside Yun Qiluo.
It was a close call.
He looked calm, but in his heart he was agitated.
He thought that the Demon Empress summoned him to fight in the Southwest Region, but unexpectedly she didn’t say anything about it.
In fact, she had been very interested in that “sweet gourd” in the past.
Thinking back to a snowy night more than ten years ago ……
When he was seven years old, Su Shi had just crossed over.
As required by the plot, he had to join the Netherworld Rakshasa Sect.
However, even if he did nothing, he would be put into the sect due to his status as the “first son of the Su family”.
However, Su Shi was so amazed by Yun Qiluo’s beauty that he gave her a sweet gourd ……
He thought it was just a fleeting scene, but he didn’t expect that the other party would remember it until now.
This is important to her?
Su Shi frowned slightly.
Just now in the main hall, Yun Qiluo was acting strangely.
She seemed to be trying to prove that he was still the same boy who once said that he would “protect her”.
Su Shi could not understand what she was thinking.
He could only try to calm down and control himself, not triggering her anger as much as possible.
But as a result, he almost died.
Fortunately, after some extreme pulling, he finally managed to escape with blood.
In the presence of such a powerful person, who treats human life like dirt, the slightest mistake could lead to the end of the world.
Do you need a reason to trample an ant to death?
Su Shi understood the reason.
But this only aroused his anger!
So what if you are a Demon Empress?
A man can only die when his gaze is turned toward the sky!1
Since I have decided to go against the destiny of heaven, I must live sacrificially, how can I reach the top if I am afraid?
With this thought in mind, Su Shi’s mind became clear.
He picked up his silver chopsticks and put a piece of cod meat into his mouth.
The meat was soft and tender and melted in his mouth.
It turned into a stream of spiritual energy that flowed into his dantian.
Su Shi’s eyes lit up.
Not only was it delicious, but it also increased strength!
These ingredients were all rare spiritual items in the world, and only the Demon Empress could be so extravagant as to make them into delicacies and bring them to the table.
Although to Yun Qiluo, this amount of spiritual power means nothing.
But to him it was a great tonic!
Su Shi swung his chopsticks and sweep up his meal.
The surrounding servants were dumbfounded.
No one had ever been able to dine with Her Majesty before.
“This Shu Commander should have been afraid of this Her Majesty, but instead he was so unconcerned?”
“It was as if he was actually here to eat!”
Yun Qiluo was also stunned for a moment.
It felt like Su Shi had suddenly become spontaneous and relaxed.
Seeing how he was eating, she couldn’t help but ask curiously, “Is it delicious?”
“It’s not bad, Your Majesty can try it.”
Su Shi took a piece of fish and put it into Yun Qiluo’s bowl.
“He’s actually serving dishes to Her Majesty!?”
“And with his own used chopsticks?!”
The servants were terrified.
The next scene, however, almost made their jaws drop to the floor.
They saw Yun Qiluo pick up the fish, her cherry mouth slightly open and she gently took a bite.
“Hmm, hmm really not bad.”
“If you like it, I can have someone make it for you every day.”
“Thank you, Your Majesty, but that is not necessary.”
Su Shi shook his head, “The impression when tasting a dish for the first time is the most amazing. If you eat it every day, even the delicacies of heaven will taste like chewing wax.”
Yun Qiluo pondered for a moment and nodded, “That makes sense, no wonder I made people search all over Nanli City but could no longer find that delicious sweet gourd.”
Su Shi scratched his head.
Not sure what to say.
Yun Qiluo smiled and said, “Today’s meal, however, seems to be a bit tastier than usual, so it seems that who we eat with is also an important thing.”
Seeing her smile, Su Shi was a little confused.
The corners of her mouth smiled lightly, like a blooming jade orchid, and her eyes were watery and misty, as if a bright pearl was born with a halo.
The beauty of her was so bright that it made the mountains, rivers, sun and moon pale in comparison.
A smile that would enchant an entire city, and another smile that would enchant an entire country.
“If a woman’s beauty is measured by light, then Her Majesty’s beauty is like sunlight. And if that light were edible, with Your Majesty at my side, where would be the need for these delicacies?”
Su Shi regretted it as soon as he finished speaking.
Have I really gone crazy, how could I tempt the Netherworld Demon Empress?
Although I should give her a good impression.
But that doesn’t mean that I should actively seek death!
Yun Qiluo’s smile tightened as she said, “Be careful of what you say in public.”
Su Shi hurriedly said, “This subordinate got too carried away, I hope Your Majesty forgives this subordinate.”
“I also want to eat that fish.”
Su Shi took another piece of spirit cod and placed it in her bowl.
At this time, a deacon came in and knelt on the ground and said, “Report to Your Majesty, West Saint requests an audience.”
Yun Qiluo ate the fish in small bites as if she had heard nothing.
The deacon lowered his eyebrows and bowed his head, not daring to get up.
After eating the fish in the bowl, she took a fragrant handkerchief and wiped the corners of her mouth.
“Let him come in.”
The deacon retreated.
A moment later, a burly man stepped in, his voice like a bell.
“I, Western Saint Cen Baihu, pay my respects to Your Majesty!”
“I hope Your Majesty doesn’t mind that I interrupted your meal …… Huh, Commander Su is here too?”
Cen Baihu froze.
“Greetings to the Western Saint.”
Su Shi raised his head.
The burly man in front of him was nearly two meters tall, with a sturdy and strong body, short silver hair that was valiant and slender, and an aura of courage and strength.
He is like a ferocious tiger on the mountain!
Yun Qiluo glanced at him, “Don’t mind him, continue eating your food.”
Su Shi continued to bury his head into the meal.
Cen Baihu’s throat was dry and his pupils constricted slightly.
What is this Commander Su’s true identity!?
1. It means that a man must fight bravely. Even if he should die, he must not turn his back to the sky. Generally speaking, it is a metaphor for running away from battle and getting hacked from behind so that his back faces the sky.
2. This is Chinese slang 干饭! (empty the rice!) litterally means “let’s eat!”
This term was popularized by a vlogger named “诗书达礼之山人” or “The Mountain Man of Poems and Books” who always makes wild eating video content.