Chapter 17: About To Be Reincarnated
Qiao Xingnan did not know if it was his illusion, but he felt that when the blond man said this, his sight seemed to fall on his eyes.
Qiao Xingnan raised his chin slightly and softly hummed as his golden eyes looked directly at the other party.
Perhaps because the emperor has the same status as himself, compared to the steward or Ilir, his attitude towards the blond man is much better.
Next to him, Ster, dressed in a black tuxedo, saluted with a smile and said for his master, “Your Majesty, good day.” He paused momentarily and then introduced, “This honorable lord is the emperor of our Chaos Empire.”
The blond man glanced at Ster, then looked at Qiao Xingnan and said flatly, “Chaos Empire?”
Qiao Xingnan nodded with reserve.
His voice was unmoved as the other side: “The emperor of Arilance may call me by my surname, Qiao.”
Directly calling each other by their last names was a sign of intent to be close to each other.
The blond man’s green eyes flashed.
He inclined his head and asked the steward to move a seat for Qiao Xingnan on his left-hand side.
When the other party was seated, he smiled, looked at him, and said, “Qiao can also call me by my surname, Asrit.”
Asrit was a national surname.
The tyrant was the only person on this continent who was qualified to directly call himself Asrit.
The tyrant’s attitude was kind, but the more kind he was, the more he made Qiao Xingnan wary.
He had thought that the tyrant would taunt him today and had guessed at many situations, but not that he would be so kind.
On the surface, the tyrant’s temper seems to be very good.
Qiao Xingnan thought about the bloody scene he saw last night and then looked at the seemingly gentle man before him.
His heart was struck with two hundred percent wariness.
At this moment, a hissing snake sound suddenly came from Qiao Xingnan’s side.
The golden python wrapped around the table leg saw that so many people came today, and the white-robed man from last night also came.
It was a little excited, slithering and swimming down the table leg, scurrying all the way along the floor to the tyrant’s side.
The golden python seemed to want to climb on the other’s body but, under the tyrant’s cold sight, did not dare to go up.
Then, the snake’s head twisted, and the green eyes fiercely looked at Qiao Xingnan, who was sitting next to the blond man.
Fortunately, Qiao Xingnan was not afraid of snakes.
Otherwise, the sudden emergence of such a snake, with eyes looking straight at him, will probably scare his body weak.
Looking at me like this, it will not come to me, right?
Qiao Xingnan’s expression was very calm.
It seemed that he did not care about the beast’s sudden appearance, but there were still some beats in his heart.
After all, if the snake suddenly bites him, he may collapse the image of the high and cold emperor.
Then, the golden python’s eyes fell on the bracelet on Qiao Xingnan’s wrist, shining brilliantly in gold.
Its head once again looked at the blond man.
Seeing that the other party still ignored it, it spat out its tongue and went to Qiao Xingnan’s feet.
In the next second, an ebony cane blocked the golden python’s way forward.
“Honorable Emperor of Arilance, although our emperor does not care that there is a snake here, please do not let it come near him.”
Ster did not hate his new master.
Until he was sent back, Ster naturally didn’t mind helping his poor master along.
Uncle Ster, I love you!
Qiao Xingnan couldn’t help shouting inwardly, but on the surface, he had slightly drooping eyelashes and acted cold and indifferent.
Asrit smiled at the words and raised his eyebrows slightly.
His voice contained a smile as he called out, his tone was not angry, but the golden python seemed frightened.
It turned around and hurried back.
It climbed up the tyrant’s leg to his arm, and the snake’s head was pressed against Asrit’s shoulder, motionless, like an ornament.
Qiao Xingnan once saw a flute-playing snake tamer in his previous life.
The snake was like their children, very well-behaved, but he did not expect the tyrant to also be a snake trainer, training a golden python.
The steward of the manor brought a plate from the side and stood next to the blond man, in the plate was some dried meat.
Asrit took out a piece of dried meat and put it in front of his shoulder just so the golden python could eat it.
Qiao Xingnan looked at the other party’s appearance of seriously feeding the snake, seeming to have forgotten his existence.
In this case, how could a high emperor not indicate anything?
His golden eyes narrowed slightly, faintly revealing his displeasure.
He inclined his head and slowly spat out “Asrit.”
The hand of Asrit feeding the snake paused slightly.
Although he inherited this surname when he was eighteen years old, in reality, he has not been called by this name more than a few times.
Hearing the person in front of him call him, Asrit felt a bit novel.
The other party’s eyes were beautiful, so beautiful that he made himself grow some patience.
Asrit knew that this unknown person in front of him was definitely waiting for him to ask some questions.
Asrit took the hand towel handed over by the steward, then slowly looked at Qiao Xingnan: “Sorry for making Qiao wait so long.”
Where is the Chaos Empire, and why have I never heard of this place?”
“It’s on another continent.” Qiao Xingnan paused for a moment, not seeming to describe it very well, “It’s far from here.”
The curve of Asrit’s mouth remained unchanged, “Is that so? Then it’s really hard for you to come here.”
“I wonder what you are doing here in Arilance coming all the way from the distant Chaos Empire?”
This was something to talk about.
His delicate jawline was slightly taut, and his long, thick eyelashes trembled slightly.
His golden eyes flashed dimly, and his cold voice carried an imperceptible pain.
“I’ve come to find the treasures of our Chaos Empire.”
Asrit threw the hand towel casually to the steward.
With his green eyes, he put on an appearance of listening carefully.
Qiao Xingnan said slowly: “Seven years ago, the two princes of the Chaos Empire disappeared while traveling with me.”
“In order to prevent the attention of those with an agenda, every year, I would discreetly bring some of my subordinates near where they disappeared to look for them.”
“But there was no clue.”
Asrit looked like he was listening carefully, but his eyes could not help but move to the other party’s eyes.
The other party’s golden eyes are like the most beautiful two gems.
Even if tainted with pain and dullness, it was so stunning that one could not help but want to pick them out and treasure them carefully.
Qiao Xingnan did not know that while he was acting, the tyrant next door was full of thoughts of gouging his eyes.
His mind was full of warm scenes of the original body getting along with his younger siblings, as well as the heartbreaking grief of the original body after the disappearance of his younger siblings, aimlessly searching for them without any idea.
When Qiao Xingnan said this, a trace of coldness flashed in his eyes: “Traitors appeared once again in the Chaos Empire, and my subordinates were separated from me.”
The steward, who was listening to Qiao Xingnan on the side, couldn’t help but drop his eyes on the white-robed man.
If he remembered correctly, this silent man came scurrying over on the third day of Qiao Xingnan’s arrival.
Of course, Qiao Xingnan patched up this bug.
“My subordinates will not keep me waiting for long, and as long as I am here, they will come one after another.”
“Coincidentally, while I was disguised as a refugee to hide from the betrayers, I heard you would come here.” Qiao Xingnan’s eyelashes trembled slightly and seemed to be tinged with some light-hearted smile, but only a little, not too strong.
“I wish to cooperate with Arilance in the search for my two princes within your territory.
After that, the Chaos Empire will always be Arilance’s most sincere friend.”
The steward stood beside the blond man with his plate, recalling the results of the previous investigation.
What the other party said now seemed to be roughly in line with the results of the previous investigation.
But could there really be such a coincidence?
The steward didn’t believe it.
Besides, why would he look for their emperor? Hadn’t he heard of their emperor’s reputation?
After listening to the other party’s words, Asrit had an indistinguishable expression.
After a few seconds, a hint of pity appeared on his handsome face, an expression that the steward had never seen before.
The steward was suddenly shaken.
He lowered his eyes, pretending he was a statue that only breathed, knowing that his emperor, in his heart, must be thinking of something not so nice.
“Qiao, I would be happy to establish a friendship with your Chaos Empire, just like you and me.”
Qiao Xingnan, who was made a friend by the tyrant in seconds, suddenly had a sense of foreboding in his heart.
Immediately after that, Qiao Xingnan heard the snake on the other party’s shoulder hissing and spitting, and Asrit’s low and magnetic voice rang out, “If I were in the main city, I could use the emperor’s decree right now and look for your princes for you, but at this time I am in Utia Manor.”
“If possible, I would like you to stay for a few more days and return to the main city of Arilance with me, and I will issue the order then.”
About this, Qiao Xingnan had expected it.
The tyrant would have been a fool if he had directly believed what he had just said.
If he were the real emperor, he would not let go of people as suspicious as him and would definitely bring them back to the main city for a proper investigation.
However, Zero and Ster’s bizarre appearance was enough to put the tyrant on guard, and he would not touch his own little life for the time being.
Thinking this way, Qiao Xingnan nodded gently and said distantly, “I have a request from your country, so naturally, I am willing to wait.”
Right now, staying alive is most important.
If the tyrant really found the original body’s siblings, he would then find a way to take them far away when the time came.
“Asrit, thank you very much.”
Qiao Xingnan nodded slightly, showing restraint and courtesy to this emperor of the same status as him.
Asrit smiled gently as he stood up and approached Qiao Xingnan step by step.
The python on his shoulder opened its green eyes as he said playfully, “As the emperor of a friendly country, you don’t need to be so polite.”
The expression on Qiao Xingnan’s face was slightly relieved, but his heart was constantly on guard because of the other party’s proximity.
“So, my friend, now that we have plenty of time and the weather is perfect, shall we not go riding together for a break?”
Horsemanship was the most basic requirement for emperors, no matter which continent.
There was no emperor who did not know how to ride a horse, but the poor people never had the opportunity to learn.
Qiao Xingnan’s eyelashes slightly drooped.
The other party must have had the intention of testing by saying this suggestion.
Again, he couldn’t refuse.
After all, he had just made a “friendly agreement” with the other party.
It is really bad.
As a screenwriter, Qiao Xingnan has seen horses on the set, but he was not on the props team.
What he has done with horses was just to sit on them and pose for pictures.
And, on this continent, was a horse really just a horse?
The original body was a refugee and had not been exposed to these but was under the impression that the warriors on the battlefield rode the magical beasts.
Qiao Xingnan looked calm.
But in fact, facing the tyrant’s gaze, he has imagined no less than a hundred ways to die in his head.
He was just a few steps away from being reincarnated.
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