Before I Died, I Forcibly Kissed The Heroine - Chapter 104
Chapter 104 – Can’t bury Su Shi’s achievements
The palace building, which was once noisy, was now eerily quiet.
The eyes of all the civil and military officials were all focused on the figure in the center of the main hall.
“Servant, Wang Mao, Chief of the Northern Border Defense Army, pay my respects to Your Majesty.”
Wang Mao knelt down and bowed.
“Raise your head.”
“Thank you, Your Majesty.”
Feng Chaoge’s voice was soft, “I have already heard General Yu’s report on the matter of Huangyuan City.”
“The savage tiger clan had evil intentions by trying to refine the citizens in the city, fortunately there was General Wang and his officers and soldiers who fought to the death, which made the people in Huangyuan City safe.”
“I have decided to grant the title of ‘Hero of Mankind’ to General Wang, and reward him with a residence, a thousand acres of spiritual fields, and promotion to the third rank.”
“Other officers and soldiers who participated in the war will be rewarded with one hundred mu of spiritual fields and one thousand spiritual stones.”
The courtiers applauded with their hands.
“Your Majesty’s grace is so great, it is indeed a blessing for our Linlang Empire!”
“It is indeed a blessing from the heavens that not a single casualty has been killed in the Huangyuan City after such a catastrophe!
“Your Majesty is obedient to the will of Heaven, and our country’s fortunes will flourish!”
“General Wang is indeed a dragon among men. He deserves his name as a hero.”
“General Officer Wang, what are you standing there for, why don’t you thank the Empress?”
While listening to the lavish praise from people, Wang Mao stood still and did not say a word.
The hall gradually became quiet.
Feng Chaoge spoke, “If there are any other requests from General Officer Wang, just ask, I will definitely fulfill them.”
Wang Mao raised his head and said, “I only have one request, that is, to ask Your Majesty to withdraw the reward.”
Everyone was silent.
They expected Wang Mao to ask for more rewards for his services, but instead he wanted to withdraw his reward?
Feng Chaoge’s eyes moved slightly, “What does General Wang mean by this?”
“Because I am not worthy!”
Wang Mao said loudly, “I don’t know how General Yu reported this, but the reason why the people of Huangyuan City are safe and sound has nothing to do with me and my officers and soldiers.”
“This is Su …… Su ……”
The words came out here, but he suddenly faltered.
No matter how hard he tried, he could not say the name, as if he had suddenly lost his voice.
Looking at the towering figure, Wang Mao’s heart was cold.
It wasn’t that General Yu withheld the report, but that Her Majesty intended to bury Su Shi’s merit!
The Netherworld Rakshasa Sect was a Demonic Sect, the villain, an enemy of the people of the world!
How could he be allowed to become a folk hero?
Do the people deserve to praise the rebels?
All of this is for the sake of the Empire!
Feng Chaoge asked again, “What else do you want to say, General Officer Wang?”
With these words, Wang Mao regained his ability to speak again.
But he knew that in this palace hall, the word “Su Shi” would never appear!
Wang Mao’s body trembled and his eyes were sad as he said in a low voice, “200,000 souls! I’m not worthy of such a great achievement, and I can’t accept it either.”
“I’m, I’m ashamed of him, ashamed of my subordinates under me, ashamed of the people of Huangyuan City!”
“If it weren’t for him, I would already be a dead man, and since I can’t do justice to him, I, for one person, will die to show my determination!”
A trace of determination flashed through Wang Mao’s eyes.
He exerted all his strength and slammed his head into the pillar of the Great Hall!
He wanted to use his death to protest, to use the blood splattered in the court hall to do justice to Su Shi!
But the reality was extremely cruel.
Wang Mao was imprisoned on the spot, unable to move a finger.
Empress wouldn’t even let him say anything, so how could she possibly let him die here?
“General Officer Wang has just gone through a fierce battle, it seems that he is a little tired. Someone, help General Officer Wang to go down and rest.”
Feng Chaoge’s faint voice sounded.
Wang Mao looked sad and angry, but there was nothing he could do.
Just then, a commotion came from outside the hall.
The guards ran in, “Your Majesty, General Yu and Patriarch Chen insist on entering….”
Before he could finish his words, two figures stepped inside Zhaotian Palace with large strides.
“I pay my respects to Your Majesty.”
Feng Chaoge’s eyes narrowed slightly, “Trespassing into the imperial palace, what are you trying to do?”
With a wave of his hand, Yu Ze threw something on the ground and it rolled away with a grunt.
After the group of ministers saw it clearly, they drew in a cold breath in shock.
This was actually a human head!
Yu Ze looked around and said, “I’m sure this person looks familiar to everyone, Gao Fan, once a first-level official, was relegated to the frontier as the Lord of Huangyuan City for embezzling disaster relief money, but mysteriously disappeared five years ago.”
“Upon investigation, Gao Fan was one of the culprits in this incident because he conspired with the outsiders and assisted Qiu Hu in setting up a formation in the city!”
“How is that possible!”
The courtiers whispered.
They thought it was an invasion of outsiders, but they didn’t expect there to be a human as insider?
Feng Chaoge nodded and said, “Such traitors must be punished severely!”
At this moment, Chen Wangchuan spoke, “I have another item for Your Majesty to see!”
After saying this, he took out a crystal and smashed it hard.
A beautiful light flashed and an image appeared in the air.
Feng Chaoge’s pupils shrank, and just as she was about to interject, there was a huge resistance that stopped her!
By the time she broke free from the restraint, it was too late.
The crowd of courtiers raised their heads and gazed in awe at the image in the sky: the blood moon was high in the sky and the cracks were opening.
Endless Spirit Beasts came like a tsunami.
The entire city trembled as if the world was about to end!
Even if it was just an image, it gave people goosebumps, and some even fell to the ground with cries of fear.
“All of you, follow me to kill the demons!”
Sword Qi surged and flames erupted, like a wall of flesh and blood, blocking the tide of spirit beasts!
The cracks coalesced into a huge black hole, and a terrifying and ferocious demon thrashed out!
Su Shi held the galactic power in the nine heavens and pushed countless stars to blast it back into the black hole!
The scene shifted.
The Blood Slaughter Formation shattered, and the demon embryo was in midair.
Under the influence of the Blood Slaughter Formation, people knelt down, their blood fused into the blood essence, and despair was written on everyone’s faces.
However, at this moment, it was Su Shi who stood out again.
“That blood moon is the eye of the formation.”
“Everyone, watch me pluck the stars and hug the moon!”
The fluttering white robe, clad in stars, ran towards the moon.
Yin and Yang reversed, transforming the sky and sun!
The blood moon shattered and the demon embryo died!
The sun shone on the earth again, and Huangyuan City finally passed its darkest period.
But Su Shi was like a kite with a broken string falling from the sky.
The scene came to a quick halt.
The palace hall was silent.
The civil and military officials looked shocked, as if they had not recovered.
Only then did they understand.
Why did Wang Mao look so sad and angry when he was clearly rewarded, and why did he shout that he wanted to die to show his determination?
It turned out that the person who had saved Huangyuan City was Su Shi, the Shengzi of the Netherworld Rakshasa Sect, the demon star scorned by everyone!
And Her Majesty was intent on burying the truth.
But even if Su Shi was a demon, such an achievement could not be easily erased.
After all, it was 200,000 civilians!
Yu Ze said, “These are the memories of an officer and soldiers in Huangyuan City on that day, and I want to guarantee with my life that this picture is completely true.”
Chen Wangchuan said in a low voice, “A former of Imperial official, conspiring with outsiders and massacring civilians. Shengzi of the Demonic Sect, who cannot be tolerated by the world, saved everyone from disaster.”
“One mouth can be gagged, but what about ten thousand mouths?”
“What about 200,000 mouths?”
“Your Majesty, water can carry a boat, but it can also turn it upside down.”
These words were not very direct.
But it made everything very clear.
Everyone looked towards the throne.
That glorious bright yellow phoenix robe now looked so piercing!