Emperor’s Domination - Chapter 2571

Chapter 2571: 2571

With keen observation, one would find that the architectures have been destroyed by quakes . From the broken remains, it was clear that numerous palaces and halls used to stand here . Perhaps this served as the central area of this city .

Beggars were curling up by the broken walls, enjoying a sweet dream while basked by the moonlight .

Li Qiye chuckled and casually kicked them . Being woken up wasn’t a pleasant experience, rage would be the first reaction .

However, the beggars were dazzled by the gold ingots in his hand .

“The end of days is coming here, so go ahead and have a good meal . At least you won’t be starving as ghosts . ” Li Qiye gave the ingots to them .

“For, for us?” This was nothing to Li Qiye but for these beggars, the ingots were no different from a pile of golden treasures .

“That’s right . ” Li Qiye chuckled .

“Thank you, thank you, Sir!” The beggars almost cried from excitement and quickly gathered the ingots .

This seemed like a dream to them . Some started pinching their thigh and found the pain to be a proof of reality . Tears finally started streaming down .

He told them: “Go tell people that Mingluo is about to fall and that they should run as far away as possible . Maybe they can survive, with enough luck . ”

The beggars were surprised but how could they refuse after taking someone’s gold? They nodded: “Don’t worry, sir, we’ll definitely let them know . ”

Li Qiye didn’t care and entered the ruins .

The first thing the beggars did was having a great feast, tasting all the delicacies they never got the chance to in the past . After filling their stomach with meat and wine, the beggars didn’t forget about Li Qiye and started spreading the message .

“Destruction is coming” . This message spread through the streets and alleys and actually became a hot topic in the tea houses . Only very few actually paid it any mind .

Of course, this had nothing to do with Li Qiye since he has done his part . Their survival was up to fate .

He sat down by a broken section of walls, enough to shield him from the winds and rains . He entered a state of meditation, seemingly sleeping .

He has experienced both the life of a king and the style of a beggar in the past . Everything was just temporary like the clouds in the sky .

After one night of dao meditation, his body seemed to be taken roots and became one with the ruins . Strings emanated from his bottom and dug down to the ground . Being exposed to the elements didn’t bother him in the slightest .  

“Hey . ” He was interrupted when the sun started to rise .

He opened his eyes and saw an exquisite pair of boots, made from the skin of a wind leopard with silver shoes and bamboo jades carved on the top . They emitted an affinity of the wind . This was clearly a treasure allowing its user to run even faster, especially for escaping .

He looked up and saw a girl standing in front of him . She was around seventeen or eighteen years of age, wearing a green dress and brimming with life .

She was blessed with her looks - clear and soft skin and great features . Of course, she wasn’t on the same level as Liu Chuqing or Qin Jianyao .

Compared to them, she would seem like a daughter from a humble family . It was still refreshing to see .

Her full breasts indicated her maturity . The way she arched forward showed her competitive nature .

“My name is Li Qiye, not hey . ” He smiled at her .

“I don’t care if you’re Li Qiye or Li Baye . ” She snorted in an arrogant manner: “I, Lin Yixue, am not here to make friends . ” [1]

She was clearly inexperienced when dealing with people, already stating her real name .

“I don’t want to be your friend either . ” Li Qiye didn’t move from his spot .

She took another look at him . This man slept here last night, clearly lacking money .

“You gave gold to those beggars last night?” She wondered how he could afford to give those ingots to those beggars .

“I believe so . ” He chuckled .

“Where did you get them? Are you a thief?” She looked at him with skepticism: “Be honest or I’ll teach you a lesson . Mingluo doesn’t allow petty crimes and with my sect around, troublemakers are only asking for it . ”

She glared at him as if he was a thief . Once she confirmed her suspicion, she would definitely teach him a lesson .

“I can afford that much . ” He leisurely said .

“Really now?” She obviously didn’t believe him .

“Of course . You can go ask those beggars again . ” He patiently said .

She didn’t think he was lying due to his calm demeanor .

“Are you here for my money?” He retorted: “This desolate place is indeed a good place to rob people . ” He looked around after saying this .

She turned red, trembling angrily before placing her hands on her waist: “Who do you think I am? I am from Stoneclearing Sect and have plenty of treasures, you think I would care about your little wealth? Stop your slander!”

He smiled after seeing this . The girl clearly lacked life experiences, probably has never left this city before .

“Then why are you here?” He continued: “Don’t tell me you’ve taken a fancy to me and want to take me back as your husband?”

“ . . . ” She pointed at him with her trembling finger: “You think I, Lin Xiyue, would like a hick such as yourself? Piss on the ground and have a look at your reflection first . ” [2] 

“I’ve done so before and found myself to be handsome beyond comparison and attractive beyond reasons . Want me to show you?” Li Qiye leisurely said . He decided to play with her since he was bored .

“You’re, you’re so shameless!” She turned red and took several steps back, afraid that he might actually pull down his pants .

“Just playing with you, little lady . ” He chuckled and waved his sleeve as if he were swatting a fly: “If there’s nothing else, run along now, don’t bother me . ”

This comment of his finally reminded her of her original intention .

She took a deep breath to calm down and glared at him: “I, I’m above this pettiness and will forgive you . ”

“How kind of you . ” He chuckled: “You’re not only pretty but nice as well, definitely the number one beauty in Mingluo . ”

What girl didn’t like hearing such praises? She snorted while unconsciously raising her chin slightly upward . Though she didn’t say anything, it was clear that she enjoyed the comment .

“Unfortunately, your head is empty though, just a decorative vase . ” Li Qiye added the second part .

1 . Qi is seven, Ba is eight . Basically, it’s like she’s saying - I don’t care if you’re Mike or Michael

2 . I initially translated this as, “take a look in the mirror first”, since the meaning is the same . The original phrase can be jarring but it is a very common derogatory retort in Chinese . However, keeping it literal is necessary for the incoming lines