The next day, You Lan sat up the moment dawn broke.
Her eyes were slightly red and bloodshot.
Last night, when she heard the news of Su Zimo and the others dying, not only did she not manage to fall asleep, her heart was even more flustered and she was no longer sleepy.
You Lan sat by the bed and stared at something in deep thought.
Uncle Zheng, who was sitting quietly at the side, opened his eyes slowly and consoled her softly, “Princess, you can’t be blamed for this. You don’t have to feel guilty at all.”
“There are some things that you’ll be able to accept more easily once you’re older.”
You Lan took a deep breath and nodded. “Uncle Zheng, I know. Right now, the most important thing for me is to revive my dynasty!”
Her gaze turned resolute once more. “Nothing can stop me from rebuilding Great You!”
“I’m relieved that you have that belief.”
Uncle Zheng nodded with a smile. “Princess, there’s good news that I haven’t told you yet. If nothing goes wrong, the two Imperial Advisors of Great Shang and Great Xia will assist you as well.”
You Lan’s eyes lit up.
If she could obtain the help of the two Dharma Characteristic Dao Lords, the chance of her rebuilding the Great You Dynasty would increase!
Uncle Zheng nodded. “Those two princes have no ambitions and can’t be of much use. They revealed unintentionally to me that they wanted to follow you.”
“As long as you agree to it, I’ll help you persuade them to our side today!”
You Lan bowed deeply to Uncle Zheng and said sincerely, “Thank you for your trouble, Uncle Zheng. You will always be the Imperial Advisor of Great You and my teacher!”
“Let’s go. You haven’t slept the entire night. Go out and take a breather.”
Uncle Zheng stood up and said.
You Lan nodded and pushed open the door. A gust of fresh spirit qi surged over and her spirit was shaken.
Instinctively, You Lan’s gaze shifted to a room not far away.
A cultivator with delicate features should have been alive in that room.
But now, he was probably a cold corpse.
Right then, the door creaked open.
A familiar figure strode out from within. Dressed in green robes, he stood at the door with sleepy eyes and stretched lazily with both hands raised!
You Lan’s mouth gradually widened in shock as she looked at the figure unblinkingly, rooted to the spot.
Seemingly sensing You Lan’s gaze, Su Zimo turned to look at her and greeted with a smile, “Morning.”
You Lan replied softly with a flustered expression, “Morning.”
“H-How did you…”
You Lan blinked but did not know how to ask.
Although she had countless questions when she saw that Su Zimo was still alive, she heaved a long sigh of relief in the depths of her heart with an inexplicable joy.
Uncle Zheng was initially in the house. When he heard the commotion outside, he frowned and walked out to take a look. He was stunned on the spot as well.
“You’re still alive?”
He did not hide his surprise and asked directly.
Su Zimo had a calm expression. “I’m indeed tired from the long journey and slept soundly. How could I have died?”
Uncle Zheng was stunned when he saw that Su Zimo did not seem to be faking it.
Right then, Night Spirit walked out from behind Su Zimo.
Thereafter, Nian Qi appeared.
Finally, the Golden Lion walked out as well.
The four of them were safe and sound without any signs of injury!
How was that possible?
Uncle Zheng was confused.
Last night, he clearly sensed the two Imperial Advisors of Great Xia and Great Shang entering Su Zimo’s room.
Furthermore, the two of them had specially set up a spirit consciousness barrier!
Could something have happened that caused the two Imperial Advisors to not make a move?
Uncle Zheng was prepared to make a move and ask the two Imperial Advisors what exactly happened in that room last night!
Right then, a tragic scream sounded from the room of the princes of Great Shang and Great Xia.
Immediately after, another even more tragic scream sounded, filled with endless fear and shock!
Uncle Zheng’s expression changed. Before he could think about why Su Zimo was still alive, his figure flashed and he dashed towards the room of the two princes.
The old man’s movement technique was extremely fast and one could not tell that he was in his twilight years.
You Lan followed hurriedly as well.
Su Zimo smiled gently and strode slowly towards the room.
Uncle Zheng knocked open the door and rushed in. When he focused his gaze, he could not help but take a deep breath and retreat half a step instinctively.
“Uncle Zheng, what’s wrong?”
You Lan came forward and asked hurriedly when she saw Uncle Zheng’s odd expression. She then looked into the room.
That single look shocked her as well and blood drained from her face.
The room reeked of blood and there was a strong aura of death that was nauseating.
Two corpses laid on the two beds facing the door. There was a pool of blood beneath them that had stained the bedsheets red and was almost dried up – it was clear that they had been dead for a long time.
Although the two corpses had their backs facing the door, Uncle Zheng and You Lan could recognize their backs.
The two corpses were the Imperial Advisors of Great Shang and Great Xia!
The two Dharma Characteristic Dao Lords were dead!
Who did it?
How was it so silent that there wasn’t any bit of commotion?
The two of them had infiltrated Su Zimo’s room last night – how did they end up dead here?
Countless questions surfaced.
Uncle Zheng and You Lan’s minds were in chaos.
The deaths of the two Imperial Advisors sent chills down Uncle Zheng’s spine.
This meant that he was also in immense danger and could die at any moment!
Uncle Zheng was the Imperial Advisor of a dynasty and a Dharma Characteristic expert after all. He calmed down swiftly within a few breaths and entered the room.
Enduring her disgust, You Lan followed suit.
Uncle Zheng looked around but did not find any clues.
There were no signs of a fight either.
“Y-Y-You guys, don’t come over!”
In the bed, the prince of Great Xia was curled up in a corner with a frightened expression. His body was trembling as he looked at Uncle Zheng and the others, his voice quivering.
On the other bed, the situation of the prince of Great Shang was not much better.
As expected, the two screams earlier on were released by the two princes.
When the two of them woke up and saw the two Imperial Advisors they relied on lying beside them as corpses, glaring at them with eyes that resembled dead fish, who could take it?
Even though the two of them were Nascent Souls, they were both mentally unstable from the sudden shock.
Uncle Zheng came to the bedside and frowned when he smelled the stench of urine and feces.
The two princes were so scared that they were peeing and shitting their pants. They were no longer as elegant as they were in the past and were cowering in a corner, trembling like mice with nowhere to run.
Uncle Zheng clenched his fist slightly and flipped the corpses of the two Imperial Advisors over.
Both of them had horrified expressions and their bulging eyes were filled with immense fear!
Even though he was prepared, his heart skipped a beat.
It was truly hard to imagine how frightened the two Dharma Characteristic Dao Lords were before their deaths to reveal such expressions!