Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 239: Discussing Life
Chapter 239: Discussing Life
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An entire calvary of soldiers which emanated boundless of majestic and powerful auras strode into the city on horseback. Their might and power was almost palpable.
Following closely behind, under the heavy protection of thousands of armed soldiers, was a woman dressed in light blue dragon embroidered robe. This woman rode atop a flying water sword with her hands crossed behind her back. She had an air of majestic nobility around her and her face revealed a radiant smile. It was almost as if she was the goddess of the earth and heaven with her resplendent mannerisms.
Under such glorious splendor, there was a very discernable might and authority wafting out from her. As the water sword beneath her feet glided across, everyone raised their heads to get a better glimpse of her. They all felt as though the entire world could be trampled under her magnificent feet.
This was the Water Empress, a fabled and legendary figure known throughout the entire cultivation world. She was also the only female monarch amongst the five nations!
Indeed, as Xu Que turned his head to look, he was stumped!
She’s the Water Empress? Fuck me!
“How’s the possible?” Xu Que exclaimed involuntarily.
The Water Empress who was heavily guarded was actually the woman whom he had met atop the Soul Tower!
That woman who he found extremely hard to forget after all these while!
Recalling back to the first time he met her within the Soul Tower, his first impression of her was that this was a woman who could only ever be fucked by Gods.
She was way too composed and calm, as though she could never be antagonized or angered. She would always remain noble and benevolent, just like an old and amiable senior towards his subordinates.
She had a face that could easily overturn nations and her otherworldly figure makes her seem like a goddess who didn’t belong in this world. She was perfect.
There was a faint glow around her body which seemed to be made of water elements. Just looking at her once would almost ensure that she would remain unforgotten for eternity!
Xu Que was still reeling from shock.
If he were to guess the status of this woman back then, he would’ve thought that she was a powerful figure of the Sky Incense Valley, maybe an elder at most. After all, she was of the Infant Transformation Stage. It was perfectly normal for her to hold such a lofty status!
He would never have imagined that this woman would actually be the legendary Water Empress!
If only we met each other just once in this lifetime!
The woman who could only be fucked by gods was actually the Water Empress!
Xu Que shook his head in regret and didn’t have any plans to reveal his identity. He was clear of his intention to act against the Fire Emperor and won’t give that up ever!
And if the Water Empress decides to help the Fire Emperor, he still wouldn’t show any mercy!
Because as the Act Tough King, he needs to stick by his own principles and acting tough codes.
When one starts to act tough, he has to see it through!
“Welcome Water Empress! Long live Water Empress, long live!”
Many merchants and street side stall keepers, along with the patrolling guards were all shouting in jubilation!
Their cheers were ear piercing as if it could shoot through the clouds and skies.
They were cheering and shouting from within their hearts since everyone had long revered the mystical Water Empress and were guessing how she would look like.
Today, they finally had a chance to see for themselves and they were all astounded.
Ay that moment, the Water Empress, Hong Yan, was deeply stirred. Ripples formed across her heart, causing her to palpitate.
“He’s here too?”
Her heart was filled with amazement. She could finally sense his presence. The young mister Hua who impressed her and made her feel something no other man had managed to do.
When Xu Que escaped from the Soul Tower, the Water Empress Hong Yan managed to place a talisman on him. Even though Xu Que had already removed the talisman from his physical body, it left a mark on him. Hence as soon as Hong Yan entered the Imperial City, she could feel the presence of this mark around.
In spite of this, the only change in her expression was in her eyes, which revealed a subtle astonished look. The rest of her face remained the same as she scanned the large crowd before her, hoping to get a glimpse of him.
The Water Empress was certain that this young mister Hua Wu Que was nearby.
As she continued streaming deeper into the city along the broad streets and to the awestruck faces of the people around, the Water Empress could feel the pulsating mark becoming stronger and stronger.
Her calmness and composure had never left her and she had always been in control of her emotions. At this point however, her heart was fluttering.
She was filled with anticipation and excitement. If only she could meet that interesting young man again, would there be more excitement and intrigue in her life?
“Eh?” As she passed a pair of merchants on both sides, the Water Empress froze in her tracks.
Soon after, her lips parted into a sweet smile.
She found him!
Just a short distance away from him, right in front of the pork selling counter. That butcher with a normal looking face who was clutching onto a butcher’s cleaver, was radiating with the mark she had planted all those months ago.
“Hua Wu Que, I’ve finally found you!” The Water Empress was giggling hysterically deep within her heart.
Even though Xu Que’s face had changed, the Water Empress could spot him and see right through his disguise at once. This was because she could recognize those glistening eyes. A person’s appearances could be altered, but his eyes can never deceive!
“For the eyes are the windows to a person’s soul!”
The Water Empress laughed out inside once again when she recalled the words Xu Que had spoken to her in the Soul Tower!
Indeed, Xu Que had been trying to court her then and had used a method which he learnt from the internet. He said something about both parties staring into each other’s eyes for ten seconds in order to generate romantic feelings between each other. Then, he had said that the eyes were windows to a person’s soul.
He probably couldn’t remember it now but the Water Empress could recall every word he said. Indeed, every single action or word spoken by him had been etched deeply in the recesses of her memories.
At this point, the Water Empress had completely stopped moving, causing everyone around to feel rather bewildered, as a look of suspicion crept up over their faces.
Why did the Water Empress stop moving?
Could it be that we’ve done something wrong?
That’s not right. We did everything according to the instructions of the Fire Emperor. Nothing went wrong. According to the information on the Water Empress, she adores the common folks and enjoys being near them. This also means that she’s probably not objecting to these merchants being near her.
At the next moment, the Water Empress’ actions caused everyone no small amount of astonishment.
She actually got off her flying water sword and walked over to a merchant standing by the side. She then picked up some ear accessories and looked at the female Imperial Guard who had disguised herself as a merchant and asked, “How much for this accessory?”
“Gulp… Ten… Ten coins!”
“I want this!” The Water Empress then took out ten coins and placed it gently down on the counter before taking the accessories along with her.
Soon after, under the bewildered expressions of everyone around, she walked towards the next stall.
Everyone around were stumped.
She’s actually buying items and even took out money to purchase it!
The few old eunuchs who were in charge of welcoming her into the Fire Nation were also shocked by her actions.
However, nobody around dared to speak and everything fell into deep silence. Their eyes were focused on this Water Empress as she moved from one stall to the next.
Xu Que didn’t pay much attention to the Water Empress as well. Instead, he threw a glance towards the Imperial Palace, wondering why the dog Fire Emperor haven’t showed up yet.
Everything around was still silent as he paused in shock. When he turned his head back, he realized that the Water Empress was actually shopping here!
Fuck me, this woman has also learnt how to act tough?
Xu Que was rather joyous to realize that she was acting tough by acting unconventionally as well.
At the next moment, after the Water Empress had purchased several normal looking handkerchiefs, she walked towards his stall, causing Xu Que to be taken aback.
What the… I’m actually selling pork meat. Why do you have to come to my stall?
Xu Que was in utter disbelief, unable to tell what this Water Empress was trying to do.
The Water Empress walked over to him, her face was filled with smiles as she glanced down at the few pieces of meat on his chopping board. She then asked gently, “The meat looks good. How’s business?”
“Gulp, it’s alright!” Xu Que replied embarrassingly. He felt like she had seen right through his disguise and was playing along with him.
“How much meat have you sold today?” The Empress asked again.
Xu Que touched the tip of his nose, “I didn’t manage to make a single sale!”
“Why is that?”
“Because you have come into the Imperial City and the commoners aren’t allowed to leave their homes.” Xu Que replied without hesitation.
Everyone opened their eyes in shock. Fuck! What was this kid doing? Why was he being so honest?
The Water Empress didn’t seem to mind, for she had expected this as well. She looked at Xu Que and smiled before speaking, “Alright, I shall take two kilograms!”
“Not for sale!” Xu Que rejected her flat.
Everyone around felt their eyelids twitch. What on earth is wrong with this guy? The Water Empress wanted to buy meat, why was he speaking so much?
“Why not?” The Water Empress looked at him, clearly intrigued as she laughed out.
Xu Que wiped his mouth with his sleeves, acting like a true coarse butcher, he replied, “Because when you’re not here, I can sell every kilogram for 200 coins. When you’re here, I can only sell it for 20 coins. Every kilogram I sell, I lose 180 coins. If I sell 2 kilograms, I lose 360. So you should leave now, buy your items from other stalls.”
The crowd all froze in shock. What was happening? Could this person not be an Imperial Guard, and was actually a civilian trying to earn his keep, and managed to sneak his way in here?
“No matter. You can sell it to me for 200 coins per kilograms, I will buy it.” The Water Empress explained.
“That still won’t do.” Xu Que shook his head again.
“And why is that so?”
“Because I’m not actually a butcher selling meat. I am actually an Imperial Guard.”
“Hsss!” Everyone around inhaled deeply, their faces filled with astonishment. Was this Imperial Guard crazy? How could he say something like this? If the Fire Emperor found out about this, he would slaughter you!
The Water Empress didn’t expect Xu Que to be so forthright as well, and was taken aback by his reply. A look of mischievousness crept up and was evident in her sparkling eyes, “Then… You should call your team leader over, I wish to discuss life with him.”
“Gulp… Whose life do you wish to speak to him about?” Xu Que was feeling rather shy at this point, rather certain that he had been exposed.
“Discuss your life.” The Water Empress replied.
Xu Que’s lips trembled. Indeed, he had been found out. How did she guess this?
At this point, Xu Que’s expression turned stoic as he shook his head once again, “Not possible. Team leader is selling seafood now!”