The Empress's Gigolo Chapter 123
Chapter 123: Arranged by Heaven
Chapter 123: Arranged by Heaven
Translator: TYZ Editor: Book_Hoarder
"Your Majesty, Storyteller Ren is here," a guard entered the palace hall and reported to the empress.
"Let him in," the empress waved her arm and replied.
After a moment, Ren Baqian entered the palace hall and greeted the empress, "Greetings, Your Majesty."
At this point in time, the empress was still wearing the same clothes. Upon seeing Ren Baqian, the empress passed her wine cup to Qing Yuan and waved her hand at Qing Yuan and Hong Luan. The two of them immediately bade the empress farewell and left the palace hall.
As they walked past Ren Baqian, they sized him up. What happened tonight was very shocking to everyone, including the two of them.
"It's already so late, what's the matter?" the empress asked Ren Baqian.
"Your Majesty, I have something to tell you." Since he was already here, Ren Baqian felt that he shouldn't shrink back anymore. He could hide it for now, but he couldn't hide it forever. Since the truth would be out sooner or later, he might as well show some sincerity by confessing to her now.
"Speak!" The empress sat up from her couch. Then, she shifted her body and leaned against the back of the couch. "Come closer and talk."
Ren Baqian took a few steps forward and stopped two meters in front of the couch. Then, he said, "I'm from China."
"You have told me that before." The empress nodded her head.
"China is not from this world. I don't know how far is China from this place. It might be in another galaxy or even another universe," Ren Baqian continued.
"I thought there was only one world. Is there another world outside of a galaxy? Isn't that where the gods live?" the empress asked.
"I don't know about the rest, but the Earth is definitely not where the gods live," Ren Baqian shook his head and replied.
"So Earth is your world? Continue speaking."
"Every three days, I have to return to Earth once. After one day in this world has passed, I will come back here again. I guess Your Majesty already knows about this, and I don't want to hide it from you. I have zero control over when I return to Earth and when I come back here," Ren Baqian continued.
"So you're saying you can't stay here?" The tone of the empress's voice did not change much, but Ren Baqian felt his surroundings suddenly turned cold.
A cold shiver went down Ren Baqian's spine. He forcibly maintained his composure and said, "Your Majesty, you're mistaken."
Ren Baqian's brain began to operate at full power. Before the empress could say anything, he continued, "All this time, I have been wondering why I have the chance to come to this world. Recently, I suddenly realized that there must be a reason for this, and the reason is I am here for Your Majesty. Otherwise, why would I drop in front of Your Majesty's entourage out of all places? I'm destined to come here, just like how Your Majesty is destined to become the overlord of this world. I'm destined to come here to accompany Your Majesty. Everything is arranged by Heaven. Heaven is the highest authority in every world. Since Heaven has arranged for me to come here and be by your side, I will definitely not leave this place."
"Speak the truth," the empress examined Ren Baqian closely and said.
"I'm speaking the truth and these words are from the bottom of my heart. If Heaven has arranged a time limit to how long I can be by Your Majesty's side, I hope it's ten thousand years."
After Ren Baqian said these words, he could clearly sense that the empress had withdrawn her aura.
"If you let me find out you're lying to me, you will get it from me," the empress said. Her elegant, almond-shaped eyes were filled with vigor.
Even though she was the empress, she had never heard such words before.
The way she looked at Ren Baqian became more and more gentle.
"It's just that I can't control when I return to Earth and when I come back here. Therefore, tonight I still have to return to Earth. However, I feel that it's a good that I can return to Earth. I can search for things on Earth that are suitable for Your Majesty."
"Pour me some wine," the empress instructed Ren Baqian.
Ren Baqian quickly filled up a cup beside him with wine and passed it to the empress. After she downed it in one gulp, he filled her cup again.
"Remember what you said," the empress said.
"How can I not remember my own words. Even if I die, I will still be looking up at Your Majesty from the underworld," Ren Baqian replied
"Finish this cup of wine." The empress passed the cup of wine to Ren Baqian.
Ren Baqian looked the cup of wine in the empress's hand. Isn't this indirect kissing? However, he still quickly took it and downed it in one gulp.
He could smell an alluring fragrance from the wine.
"I will remember what you said. Go back now, come back and find me the day after tomorrow," the empress said.
"I shall take my leave then." Ren Baqian placed the wine cup on the table and bade the empress farewell.
As Ren Baqian stepped out of the palace hall, he saw Qing Yuan and Hong Luan standing not far away.
"Greetings, ladies." Ren Baqian cupped his fists at them.
"Greetings, Storyteller Ren," both of them greeted Ren Baqian as well. Now, Ren Baqian was no longer just a storyteller.
Even if they did not need to treat him like how they treated the empress, they still had to improve their attitudes towards him.
Ren Baqian took some time to find the guard just now and had him bring him back to his room. After closing the door, Ren Baqian fell flat on his bed and thought about every movement that the empress made just now.
He recalled the change in the empress's attitude towards him. From the look of it, he seemed to have done a good job.
Ren Baqian wasn't sure about other things, but he could definitely tell that the empress liked to listen to flattery very much.
Actually, this was rather normal. After all, who doesn't like to listen to flattery? Throughout all the ages, all of those famed rulers liked to listen to flattery. Therefore, Ren Baqian wasn't surprised that the empress liked to listen to flattery.
No matter what, she was still a twenty-three-year-old girl. As the ruler of a nation, there were many aspects in which she surpassed an ordinary individual. For example, the foresight of a ruler, the governance of a nation, fighting capabilities, etc.
However, these could not hide the fact that she was only a twenty-three-year-old girl. There might even be certain aspects that she lost out to an ordinary individual.
For example, she was extremely vulnerable to touching words.
Especially when he was in her good books.
Even though it was slightly despicable to have such a mindset, he still felt that he should work harder in this aspect.
Of course, he had to take action as well. For example, he had decided to pick some gifts for the empress after he returned to Earth.
At the same time, he had to prepare the information on mine examination, excavation and ore smelting.
The former was his personal matters and the latter was his work matters. He had to maintain a good balance between his personal matters and work matters.
After quite some time, Ren Baqian fell into a deep sleep. Too many things happened tonight. Having been through an emotional roller coaster tonight, he felt extremely weary.
By the time he opened his eyes, he could feel a soft mattress beneath him and he was surrounded by a familiar sight.
"I'm back." Ren Baqian lay on the bed and looked at the ceiling. He was lazy and did not want to move at all.
In Dayao, he did not dare to relax for even a moment. In this short period of time, he had done things that he thought he would never ever do.
Now that he was back to Earth, he could finally relax.
Ren Baqian got up from his bed after rolling and lying on it for a long time.
He stood at window and looked outside. The environment outside was snow-white in color.
The whole neighborhood was white in color.
The time now should be roughly eight in the morning. However, Ren Baqian couldn't see the sun. The sky seemed slightly dark, appearing as though it was going to snow soon.
Another twelve days had passed. Now, it was the last week of November.