Su Shi walked out of the council room with his hands behind his back.
Cen Yiren got up and followed him out.
Wang Mao fell into silence.
At a time like this, no one wanted to stay in Huangyuan City, even all the disciples of the Righteous path had basically fled.
There was no reason for them to stay.
After all, these cultivators weren’t on the Empire’s payroll, so they couldn’t be asked to risk their lives either.
But this demon star was willing to stay?
Looking at his spontaneous back, Wang Mao’s eyes were somewhat puzzled.
“What kind of person is he?”
Zhan Qingchen bit her lip, her heart swaying.
Chen Qingluan gripped her sword with her slender hands, not knowing what she was thinking.
They walked out of the City Lord’s residence.
Cen Yiren fell silent, following Su Shi’s footsteps.
Su Shi paused in his steps and said without looking back: “Tonight you bring people back to the sect to report the news and inform Her Majesty so that she can send reinforcement as soon as possible.”
Cen Yiren shook her head, “Let them go back, I won’t go.”
Su Shi said lightly, “This is an order, not to argue with you.”
Cen Yiren frowned, “But I ……”
Before she could finish speaking, Su Shi interrupted, “When you set out, what did you promise me?”
Cen Yiren lowered her head and said, “I will listen to any orders from you… …”
“But why aren’t you coming?”
Su Shi was silent for a long time, and said lightly, “Because there is someone I have to protect here.”
Looking at the handsome side of his face, Cen Yiren bit her lip and clenched her hands tightly around her shirt.
With that, she turned and fled.
Su Shi sighed.
Before arriving in Huangyuan City, he still had the leeway to allow her to come along.
After all, according to the plot of the book, this event would not start until at least a few months later.
Otherwise, he would never have brought Cen Yiren out.
“This event is still too early, I wonder if this is the effect of the plot change?”
“Tiger Clan, huh?”
A hint of bitterness swept across the bottom of Su Shi’s eyes.
On the city wall.
Su Shi sat alone on the edge of the wall, looking at the wilderness bathed in darkness in the distance.
It’s unknown what he was thinking about.
The sound of soft footsteps rang out.
A moon-white robe, with a faint scent, sat beside him on the ground.
Neither of them spoke, and they sat in silence for a long time.
After a moment of hesitation, Zhan Qingchen spoke to break the silence, “Su Shi, you’d better leave quickly.”
Su Shi nodded, “Then you and I will leave together.”
Zhan Qingchen bowed her head and said, “I …… can’t go.”
“Tianji Pavilion is revered by people, and I am the Chief Disciple, even if I can’t afford it, how can I leave the people in this city?”
The people of the Righteous path are revered by the people, so it must have the consciousness to die for the people.
But Su Shi was different.
In the eyes of the world, he was a demon child that was a scourge to the world.
This time, he had already done enough to withstand the spirit beasts’ attacks, and he really didn’t need to endure these things.
The other party’s answer was really expected by Su Shi.
He shook his head and said, “Actually, before I came to Huangyuan City, I already had a vague premonition.”
Zhan Qingchen didn’t understand, “Then why did you come?”
Su Shi said with a smile, “Because I knew that you would definitely come.”
Zhan Qingchen froze.
“You are a good person, with a good heart, willing to protect the people with your life.”
“But I am a demon, what do I care if the people live or die?”
Su Shi looked at him and said softly, “I only care about you.”
Zhan Qingchen looked at him in a daze, her eyes trembling slightly.
The man’s face became a little hazy as water mist billowed in her eyes.
What about the Taoist heart, what about the discipline of cultivation, all of that was left behind at this moment.
I only care about you.
I would rather be a burden to the world than someone’s heart.
Behind them were ten thousand lights, and in front of them was endless darkness, but in their eyes there was only the figure of each other.
Su Shi smiled and said: “I can take you away by force, but afterwards, when you find out the tragic state of the city, I’m afraid your heart will collapse in an instant, and it will be worse than death for you.”
“So, I will destroy this Blood Slaughter Formation with my own hands.”
“It’s not for the sake of the people, it’s just for you.”
Zhan Qingchen threw herself into his arms, not caring whether anyone would see it or not.
Letting her tears soak his chest, she said in a low voice, “Bad guy, I want you to live well.”
Su Shi rubbed her hair and said softly, “Fool, you’ve given me a better life.”
Zhan Qingchen raised her beautiful face.
Her pearly face was amazingly delicate.
Her lips gently opened, “Kiss me.”
In the distant shadows.
A woman in rough and rumpled clothes was leaning against the city wall.
She picked up a jug of wine and tilted her head to take a sip.
“Not caring about people’s lives… only caring about you?”
Her eyes were blank and unfocused.
She looked a little drunk.
Three o’clock in the morning.
Su Shi pushed the door open and walked into the room, stunned for a moment.
He saw the flickering candlelight.
The female swordsman in green was sitting quietly on a chair.
Su Shi wondered, “You don’t go to the wrong room again, do you?”
Chen Qingluan shook her head, “No, I’m here to see you.”
Su Shi sat opposite her, “What do you want from me?”
Chen Qingluan said: “I have ordered someone to go to Weiyang Capital to ask for reinforcements, this news will arrive in two days.”
“We have also informed the nearby cities to send reinforcement to evacuate the people.”
“You should also leave as soon as possible.”
Su Shi nodded, “I’ve already asked Cen Yiren and the others to return.”
Chen Qingluan frowned and said, “What about you?”
Su Shi smiled, “I have a reason to stay.”
“A reason to stay…”
Chen Qingluan looked at him blankly.
The heart beat a little faster, a sweet red secretly spreading.
She turned her head and whispered, “Su Shi, for my sake…. you don’t need to do this.”
Su Shi froze for a moment, “What do you mean by that?”
Chen Qingluan’s face turned red and he snapped, “Don’t pretend, I already know what you’re thinking.”
“Although the world thinks of you as a terrifying scourge, but, in my eyes, I know you are not what people say-“
The more she said, the more embarrassed she became, and she couldn’t even lift her head.
Su Shi: “…..”
Just at that moment, the door to the room was pushed open.
Cen Yiren walked in haughtily. Su Shi frowned and said, “Didn’t I ask you to bring people back?”
Cen Yiren nodded and said, “The disciples are already on their way back to the sect.
“What about you?”
Cen Yiren shook her head with a serious face, “I can’t leave because there’s someone I need to protect here as well.”
Su Shi frowned.
He looked at the timid Chen Qingluan, and then at the stubborn Cen Yiren.
Apparently, there’s something wrong here..
“You two could it be….”
“I’ll go back first!”
Chen Qingluan picked up the long sword and fled.
Cen Yiren crossed her arms and snorted coldly: “Su Shi bastard, I’m not willing to be your concubine in this life!”