Chapter 2 – Who told you to save me?
Qingzhou City, Yushu Building.
This was the largest building in Qingzhou City and was one of the secret places in Tianji Pavilion.
In the elegant room on the third floor, the green-clothed maid was cleaning the room.
The window opened, and a white-colored figure floated in.
The green-clothed maid’s eyes lit up, “Chief, you’ve returned! Looks like that demon Su Shi has been killed by you?”
Zhang Qingchen looked complicated, “yeah.”
The maid in the room said with a smile. “I already know that demon is absolutely no match for you! He has committed many evils, so he deserves to die!”
Su Shi was a person with a demonic nature, and he had always been feuding with Zhan Qingchen.
But it was just a small friction before.
This time, the sect sent out a mission to wipe out the demon forces in the southwestern region, causing the two to have a life and death battle.
Obviously, Su Shi was not the opponent of this peerless genius.
At this moment, the maid noticed that there was a “cocoon” wrapped in a ribbon behind Zhan Qingchen, and asked curiously, “Chief, what is this?”
Zhan Qingchen retracted the ribbon, revealing the man’s pale cheeks, “This is Su Shi.”
The green-clothed maid was startled.
Zhan Qingchen replied, “Don’t worry, he’s already lost consciousness.”
Su Shi was a demon general under the Nether Demon Empress, and had a splendid reputation in the Southwest Region. Although his strength was not as strong as that of the peerless genius Zhan Qingchen, it was not something this little maid could handle.
“Why did the chief bring back this demon?”
“Is it for a public execution, to give the Netherworld Demon Empress disgrace?”
The green-clothed maid pondered it to herself.
Zhan Qingchen said: “Xiaoqing, go to Medicine King Valley and invite Old Medicine King over.”
Xiaoqing was stunned for a moment, then nervously said: “Chief, are you injured?”
Zhan Qingchen shook his head, “I’m fine.”
“Then what are you looking for the medicine king for?”
“I want to save Su Shi.”
Xiaoqing’s mind was a little dazed.
Save Su Shi?
Aren’t these two mortal enemies?
Then what was the point of this assassination mission if he was saved in the end?
Zhan Qingchen said: “I know you have many questions, but I can’t explain now. Just obey my orders and do it.”
Although Xiaoqing still had many doubts, but she did not dare to ask any further.
Just when she was about to leave, she stopped.
Zhan Qingchen furrowed her brows and said, “What’s wrong?”
Xiaoqing pointed to her cheeks and said carefully, “Chief, there’s a little rouge on your face.”
“Nonsense, when did I use rouge…”
When Zhan Qingchen was halfway through speaking, she suddenly reacted, and her pretty face instantly flushed red.
She hurriedly covered his her, turned around, and stammered, “No! Don’t mind that matter, hurry up!”
After Xiaoqing went out, Zhan Qingchen became calmer and looked at Su Shi, her eyes full of embarrassment and anger.
“Pervert! That kiss was so fierce, I almost got caught!”
Su Shi had a dream.
In the dream, he became the ‘favored son of heavens’, a peerless genius that everyone admired, fairies and saintesses fell in love with him.
His archenemy Zhan Qingchen became his servant, massaging his shoulders and feet obediently.
Qingchen’s fairy face flushed, looking up at him with affection, her bright eyes as if they had autumn waves1.
(Autumn Waves literally means the fluctuations and ripples of the autumn wind blowing over the water surface. It is a metaphor for a woman who has clear and bright eyes. Source: https://wukong.toutiao.com/answer/6772478869766144269/)
Su Shi’s mouth went dry for a while.
Then, he got up.
Su Shi slowly opened his eyes, looking at the unfamiliar environment around him, Su Shi’s heart jumped suddenly.
“I really came back to life!”
“According to the system, it should be my turn to be the protagonist now. I don’t know which world this is?”
At that moment, a voice sounded in his ear, “You’re awake?”
When Su Shi turned around, he saw the green-clothed maud looking at him warily.
“You can call me Xiaoqing.”
Hearing this name, Su Shi nearly jumped out of bed.
“No way! I have become Xu Xian?”
The Reckless Hero!!!
“Xu Xian is Xu Xian after all, she is the protagonist, much stronger than the cannon fodder villain.”
Su Shi cleared his throat and said: “Xiaoqing, I already know your true identity. Don’t worry, I don’t despise your sister. It doesn’t matter even if the world against her2.”
(This is a snippet of the lyrics of “when all the lights are turned off” which means to trust and support each other in good times and bad. Source: https://www.zhihu.com/question/21339092)
Xiaoqing frowned slightly.
“What nonsense are you talking about?”
Su Shi frowned and said,“Am I not Xu Xian? Your sister should be Bai Suzhen.”
Xiaoqing shook her head and said, “It seems that the medicine is so powerful that it burned your brain. Su Shi, you don’t even remember your own name?”
Su Shi’s expression stiffened.
He realized something, and looked down slowly, only to see that he was covered in bandages, and the wound on his chest was still aching.
It was the place where Zhan Qingchen had stabbed him.
Su Shi didn’t want to believe this: “I’m not dead?”
Xiaoqing clutched her shoulders and coldly snorted, “You were badly injured and would have died for sure, but fortunately the Medicine King senior was highly skilled in medicine and pulled you back from the gate of death.”
Xiaoqing thought he was too excited to talk, and continued: “In order to save you, I do not know how much spiritual medicine was spent, and even used Golden Leaf, which barely saved your life….”
Su Shi looked up at the sky with a long, anguished cry, “Who told you to save me!!!”