The cold night was ladened with tassels of light from the crescent moon . The rays warmed a bed filled with a holy aura .
Li Qiye held Liu Chuqing by the waist as she rested her head on his shoulder, deep in slumber . Her brows would occasionally quiver, same with her lips curling into a smile - the signs of a good dream .
She eventually opened her eyes, seemingly satisfied with the sweet situation after seeing the person in her heart . Her bashful cheeks turned red - one could never get tired of this scene .
She looked up and saw Li Qiye’s profound eyes as bright as the stars above . He resembled the ruler of the world, always peering and assessing without faltering to fatigue .
Her jade-like fingers brushed past his chest before massaging his other shoulder . He didn’t say anything due to his current focus .
“You have to leave . ” She said with a gentle voice .
“Yes, I must . ” He nodded with a natural expression .
She couldn’t help but sigh, knowing that this day was inevitable . Her man was a soaring dragon . Even a place as majestic as Nine Secrets couldn’t hold him back . In fact, Imperial wouldn’t suffice either .
“It’s a shame that I can’t go with you . ” She held him by the waist and leaned her head into his broad chest, taking full advantage of this fleeting moment .
“Right . ” Li Qiye nodded . Another one of many unpleasant goodbyes was about to happen .
“I will pray for you . ” She quietly said, aware that his destination was endless and she couldn’t come along because she would become a burden .
Thus, the only thing she could do was protect this realm and wait for his return while praying .
He caressed her soft and clear skin, only replying with a sigh .
“Why can’t my talents and comprehension be better so that I can accompany you on the battlefields?” She lamented but eventually decided to keep the same decision .
She wasn’t strong enough to follow him but protecting Nine Secrets and this world was still within her abilities .
“Everyone has their own mission . Certain things can’t be changed or everything will change . ” He said: “Some people are destined to slaughter their way forward while others focused on protecting their homes . ”
He paused for a bit before looking at her clear eyes: “If you were to become someone who can kill on the battlefield and paint it with blood, then you will no longer be yourself, the kind and lovable Liu Chuqing . ”
She nodded and murmured: “Right, everyone has their own mission…”
“That’s why you will be the lord of this system, a supreme existence guarding this land . It needs you, so you need to be you and no one else but you . I don’t want you to change either . Everyone is precious in a different way, and this goes double for you . ” He whispered .
She slightly tilted her head and answered: “I, I will watch over this land until you return . ”
He didn’t respond because the future was impossible to predict . No point making empty promises .
“Your main cultivation is the nine secrets so possessing this rope means controlling the entire system . No one will be able to wrest control away from you . ” He handed the Nine Immortal Rope to her .
In spite of having already established a supreme status for her in Nine Secrets, he still gave her the rope so that she would have total control and the ultimate force of this system .
“I will use it well . ” She took it and nodded: “If you don’t come back till I’m long gone, then just say a few words in front of my grave so that I can find comfort . ”
“Silly girl . ” He gently hugged her: “Why speak these foolish words, I’ll eventually return after everything is done . ”
She strengthened her embrace and told herself to guard this land and wait forever for him .
On the second day, Li Qiye called for Ill Lord’s group while sitting on his throne .
Experts like them had no choice but to prostrate before their master, knowing that their power was akin to an ant .
“I shall be leaving . The world will be under Chuqing’s control from now on . ” He said flatly .
“Rest assured, Young Noble, we will protect Her Highness till death while offering our full support . ” The group swore while on their knees, having absolute loyalty for both Li Qiye and Liu Chuqing .
“Very well, you will help her watch over this land from now on . ” Li Qiye nodded .
His words became laws and left no room for questioning . This command has firmly established the future path of Imperial Lineage .
“To the death . ” The group said . Li Qiye saved them from the heavenly prison on top of giving them cultivation guidance . They were ready to give their lives in his service .
“Don’t worry during your trip, Young Noble . As long as we’re alive, Her Highness will be perfectly fine and the land will enjoy peace and prosperity . ” Ill Lord powerfully added .
He was the strongest in the group and the other four always followed his command . This oath of his added further assurance .
“Okay, I leave matters here to you all . ” Li Qiye said .
Next, he called for Bingchi Hanyu and Qin Jianyao . The two of them were in charge of their respective clan now .
“You two will also shine in the future and be responsible for Nine Secrets . The system shall flourish under your watch . ”
“We will not let you down, Young Noble . ” The two said respectfully .
“Chuqing will rule with the help of pillars such as yourselves . ” Li Qiye looked at the two of them .
“Calm Lotus swears loyalty to Her Highness for generations, we’ll jump into boiling cauldrons for her sake . ” Jianyao said .
She knew this day would come because someone as talented as Li Qiye wouldn’t hang around . His vision far exceeded regular people like them .
“The Bingchi Clan offers our service for generations to come . ” Hanyu prostrated on the ground, completely subservient to him .
“Good, the future is bright as long as everyone works together . Your tales will be recorded in the historical annals . ” He said .
“See you again, Young Noble . ” Jianyao got up and bowed . She felt a sense of regrets while looking at this man since they might never meet again .
“Indeed . ” He nodded .
After she left, Hanyu also got up and found her eyes wet with tears . She has been conquered by him and couldn’t bear to see his departure .
“Will, will we really meet again?” She emotionally asked .
“Yes, if it’s meant to be . Plus, this land is worthy of my remembrance . ” Li Qiye chuckled .