The wind blew in from outside the hall, and the open windows swayed slightly. The faint smell of wood furniture in the room, which could not even be suppressed by the aroma of sandalwood, made him somewhat annoyed. The furniture had been in use for many, many years. In his identity, it was an incredible thing to do, but it was because he was him that he had to do it.
He was Chen Wuuo, the Holy Emperor of the Great Xi world.
Everything he did was an example, so even though the furniture in the room already had a faint decaying smell, he still couldn't abandon it. He was perfect everywhere, and no one could question him.
Pure and honest?
Of course we have to start from the person at the very top. Although everyone knows that this is just an attitude, with the Emperor's attitude, who would dare to live a luxurious life in such a high-profile manner?
For some reason, he felt rather upset today. For the first time, he dropped his unfinished report on the table, then stood up and stretched. The scenery outside the window was just right, but he did not find it beautiful at all. He was tired of looking at it. It was an almost immutable beauty.
"Your Majesty, Prince Su and the people of the Templar have surrounded the people of the Ming Fa Li on Yonghua Street."
An old eunuch walked in quickly from outside with a solemn look on his face. The old eunuch was very old, so old that he could not find a centimeter of unwrinkled skin on his face. That wrinkled face was even more numerous than the gullies of the Northwest Loess Plateau. His body was no longer able to stand up straight. When he walked, his back was very straight.
His name was Wen En, and he had been a eunuch in the palace for one hundred and twenty years.
Chen Nuo just replied with a faint "oh" and didn't say anything.
Wen En raised his head and looked at the face that the Sacred Emperor did not like, but he could not discern any emotions from it. Then, he suddenly understood. After all these years, when had he ever seen joy, anger, or sadness on His Majesty's face? However, because he had never seen it before, he did not give up and looked again. After all, what happened today involved one of His Majesty's sons, as well as the man who should have died but had not.
"Change a pot of tea for me."
Chen Wu-Nuo sat down and picked up the imperial report that he had thrown to the side. He picked up the pen and wrote a few instructions on it, but even he himself realized that his handwriting was a bit messy. He frowned slightly. This was something that had not happened for a very, very long time. At his level and strength, there were very few people and things that could affect his state of mind.
He put the pen down again and stared at the imperial report in a daze. In fact, he did not even look at a single word on the imperial report. What he saw in his eyes seemed to be a completely different world.
Win walked on tiptoe, like an old cat, but still made no sound. He changed a pot of tea for Chen Wu-uo and waited for a while before pouring a cup for him. No one knew better than him when a pot of tea was the best to drink. At this time, he could not be mistaken. No one knew the taste of the Sacred Emperor better than him. The Sacred Emperor had even said that … There are a lot of things I can do without you, but I can't do without an old thing like Wen En.
Yes, this old thing was really useful.
Win stood to one side, hunchbacked by years of hunchback. However, he did not think that it was that big of a deal. At his age, he no longer had any idea of what was beautiful or ugly.
"Your Majesty, is it..."
Wen En opened his mouth, but he didn't say anything else. He took a step back, raised his hand, and fiercely slapped himself twice in the face.
Chen Wu-Nuo was surprised for a moment as he turned his head to look at him, "What are you doing?"
"His Majesty said that eunuchs could not do politics, and this servant had almost said something that should not have been said."
Chen Wu Nuo shook his head and laughed, "You have been cautious all your life, and that moment was probably the moment you had the most courage. Unfortunately, you were able to forcefully suppress it. If you really said something just now, I might have a whole new level of respect for you. "
Wen En: "This servant is just this servant."
Chen Wu Nuo acknowledged, "You understand this principle, so you have stayed by my side for the longest time."
Just at this moment, someone said softly from outside, "Your Majesty, that person from the three academies has come."
Chen Wu-Nuo looked up, some doubts and some sadness in his eyes, but he didn't say anything, just looked at Wen En. Wen En turned around and left, and not long after, all the people surrounding the main hall were transferred away, leaving only the two people, Wen En and Chen Wu-Nuo, in the large main hall.
The third person quickly arrived and pushed open the door to the main hall with a creak. Then, he turned around and closed the door. The sound of his footsteps was very soft, but every step he took was firm and firm. When she walked over, she did not bend, but remained straight as always. It was as if even the person who was sitting on the chair, the number one person in the world, didn't have much of an impact on her. If it was anyone else who had entered this hall for the first time, they would have already been lying prostrate on the ground the moment they entered.
In the eyes of the commoners of the small countries controlled by the Great Xixi, the Sacred Emperor was a god. Just like how the people of the Buddhist Sect of the Western Regions would worship the Buddha. If these ordinary commoners had the chance to meet the Great Saint Emperor, they too would prostrate themselves before him.
"You haven't been here in a long time."
"Does Your Majesty wish me to come or not?"
"You're still so direct and aggressive when you speak, you don't leave anyone any face at all."
"Because the Emperor didn't give himself face either."
The tit for tat.
Wen En stealthily raised his hand to wipe away the sweat on his forehead. He thought to himself that this was the only person in this world that dared to speak to the Sacred Emperor in such a manner. If it were anyone else, the emperor would have already been paralyzed with fear from the glare.
However, it was also strange that no matter what this grandma said in front of the Saint King, he wouldn't get angry.
As expected, Chen Wannuo could only smile helplessly and put down the pen in his hand, "Can't you save some face for me when you're still in front of my servants?"
"Then just let him out, I have something to say to you."
"Oh …" Win, you can go. "
Wen En thought to himself that this was the most extraordinary thing that had happened at that time, but he did not dare to show it, and hurriedly bowed his head and left. As they walked, they thought to themselves, this could also be considered as giving orders to the Saint King. Under the heavens, even the Divine Empress, a person that would make people feel fear at first glance, probably wouldn't dare to speak to the Divine Emperor in such a manner. In front of the Sacred Emperor, everyone was a servant, but she wasn't.
Wen En knew who she was, but not many people in the world knew that she was the principal of the three academies. Fortunately, Wen En was one of them. That was why sometimes Wen En felt very grateful, because many of the secrets of His Majesty were not hidden from him.
"Why did you come here?"
Chen Nuo pointed at the chair in front of him.
Cen An did not sit down. He merely stood there and stared coldly at Chen Wu Nuo, "Do you really want to exterminate all of us?"
Chen Wu-Nuo was slightly stunned, then shook his head, "I am the Great Western Holy Emperor, I said that if there are some things I want my son to do, then I will have to do them. If I interfere with what they do, then it's not fair to them. "
"Then is it fair to those of the Ming Fas who have sacrificed half their lives for the Da Xi?"
"Of course not."
"But they are not my sons."
"Even if your son did something wrong, you wouldn't care?"
Chen Wu Nuo: "It's not time yet …" You know, I've been sitting here too long. For my sons, it was a sad and terrible thing to do. They'll never see hope, and I don't want them to end up ruined by it. So they have to see some hope, so that their lives don't end in a gray mess. "
"You sacrificed so many people, including your most important subordinates, just because of this?"
Chen Wu-Nuo leaned back to make himself more comfortable, "You don't know anything about the Sacred Courtyard, you should still manage the three academies properly. After all, that was the place where we first met. That was also the place where I cultivated together. "
Everyone knew that his Majesty would visit the three academies every month to take a look at the future pillars of Da Xi. So everyone used a lot of praise for him, because he valued the young so much. Just the thought of it alone was enough to cause every young man in the Da Xi family to be overwhelmed with emotions. However, no one knew. When Chen Wannuo was young, he had cultivated in the Three Great Academies, and no one knew … Cen Ying was his junior apprentice sister.
Perhaps only Cen Shadow knew what he was thinking. He didn't go to the three academies every month just to see the future pillars of talent, but also to see her.
As he thought of how this man was treating him so well, his heart softened.
"I know you don't want me to be involved in the matter of the House. You feel that if I were involved, people would change. I'll listen to you. I'll do whatever you want me to do. I'll always listen to you. Even if you say that we can only meet once a month, I will still listen to you and never complain about it. "
Chen Wu Nuo's face changed, "It's all your fault."
"I'm not suffering."
Cen thought to himself, "All these years, I've never felt bitter." You are the Holy Emperor of the Great Xi Empire, and you have the time to accompany me for one day every month. I am already one of the happiest people in the world. I know very well that even your wife may not be able to see you once a month. So I'm content, and I won't complain about it. I was just thinking, you don't have to work that hard. "
Her tone relaxed, "But, I can't... You can't just watch these youngsters become innocent victims just like that. "
Chen Wu-Nuo sat up, a sharp glint flashed across his eyes, "Is it because of those youngsters, or because of Fang Zheng?"
Cen Xin was stunned for a moment. "You …" "What do you mean?"
Her expression suddenly changed and her body couldn't help but tremble slightly. "Could it be that it was because of me that you got him killed?"
Chen Shuang Nuo's eyes became dazed for a moment, but she shook her head: "No, Fang Zheng is my most capable subordinate, and you are the woman I care about the most. I have suspected many people, but I have never doubted the loyalty you two have towards me. He died because it was time for him to disappear. And you, you will never disappear. As long as I exist, you must exist to accompany me. "
Cen'er's expression softened, "I beg you, okay?" As long as those young people were elsewhere, they would be useful to Da Xi. If you are worried, I don't think they will work hard for Da Xi anymore. Can you give them to me? They were all sent to the academy to be guards. I'll help you keep an eye on them and make sure they don't cause trouble. "
Chen Wu-Nuo wanted to reject him, but seeing the look in his eyes, his heart softened, "You …" This is the first time you've asked me to do something for someone else. "
After he said that, he fell silent for a long while, then shook his head: "Forget it … I'll listen to you. "
He looked outside and pressed a bell on the table. A moment later, Wen En jogged in from the outside, "Your Majesty, what orders do you have?"
Chen Wu-Nuo gave a few instructions to Wen En, and Wen En quickly turned and ran out, moving even faster than when he first arrived.
"I'm going back."
Cen An glanced at Chen Wu-Nuo, "After all, it's not good for you for me to appear here."
Chen Wu-Nuo nodded, "Yes, you should go back now …" There are still a dozen more days until that day, but I am very happy, this month … I saw you twice. "