“It’s not that, I need to leave immediately, but I can’t let anyone find out” Gu Qing Shan answered her straight away.
Anna crossed her arms, looking at him intently.
Doesn’t look like he’s lying.
“Very urgent?” Anna took back her playfulness and seriously asked.
“Then come with me” Anna thought for a second, then quickly decided.
This youth gives her a very strange feeling, some sort of indescribable empathy.
The first time they met, he was immediately able to make a few drinks for her that she couldn’t forget.
Immediately after, while fighting, he showed S-class potential.
He also has something to do with a Confederate secret, possibly the very reason why the Confederate had ordered a large sortie a few days ago.
For both personal and professional reasons, Anna is willing to help him once.
As the two of them spoke, they didn’t know just how much their actions scared the bodyguards.
Just yesterday, princess Anna splashed a whole glass of wine on the son of a senator just because he wanted to kiss her hand as a greeting.
Yet today her royal highness is letting another male pull her hand, and stood so close to talk like that.
From the princess’ face, they could see she didn’t mind or was unhappy about that at all, in fact she seemed to be curious.
While everyone was guessing the reason, the princess already walked towards the area with a glass wall, operating her Holo-Brain to do something.
A few moments later, an engine sound was heard.
Very quickly, the engine sound got louder and louder.
And in a matter of seconds, a blazing red shuttle stopped in the middle of the sky, letting out a roaring engine sound.
The shuttle slowly adjusted the angle and opened the door for the princess.
“Prepare to board” princess Anna turned around and said.
Gu Qing Shan looked at the shuttle for a bit and nodded.
This is a “Floating Fire” speed shuttle, the number 1 fastest shuttle in the world, limited to just 5 in the whole world.
As the Empire’s princess personal ride, she brings it with her everywhere.
As Anna put her hand on the glass wall, the glass quickly melted like butter, drops of glass drips down like the rain.
“Go” Anna turned and said
“Yes” Gu Qing Shan checked the time.
There’s 2 minutes left, plenty of time.
Anna and he boarded the speed shuttle.
“Princess! Princess! Where are you going?” the old man panicked, hurriedly asked.
The group of bodyguards were also very confused.
They’ve never met such a hot-headed guard target before, completely ignoring diplomatic etiquettes, already leaving before she said she would.
“Where am I going? Ah, I’ll be leaving to practice archery with my instructor here, I’ll come back before the dinner party”
“Ah, yes, about this glass wall, please contact my father, he’ll pay you back for it, thank you”
As Anna said that, she closed the door.
The Floating Fire engine roared and disappeared far into the distance in a single flash.
The old man turned around and shouted at the people: “What are you all standing there stunned for, quickly follow after the princess, if anything were to happen to her then it’ll be a cause of war for our two countries!”
All the bodyguards quickly woke from their state of confusion, scurried back to work.
On the shuttle.
Gu Qing Shan was looking at the time on his UI.
There’s about a minute left.
As he looked at Anna, he could see she was busy piloting the shuttle to get away from the busy capital sky.
Inside this shuttle was a shelf full of alcohol.
Under the shelf there was a long compartment, inside there was quite a few cold weapons on display.
Machete, Razor saws, Morningstar, Daggers, Short spears, Axes, Whip, Trident, pretty much anything you could think of, all of them really well made, clearly not just props.
Gu Qing Shan’s hand couldn’t help but twitch.
“You collect cold weapons?”
“Yeah, it’s a small hobby”
“Why aren’t there any swords here”
“Swords, those things are too elegant, not aggressive enough”
Gu Qing Shan was speechless.
These girls, why do all of you keep looking down on swords.
Gu Qing Shan couldn’t help but feel a bit sorrowful.
Ever since he stabbed his sword into the Final Demon Lord’s heart, he hasn’t even touch a real sword.
Of course they do sell swords and other cold weapons on the market, but you can only swing those things around for a bit for fun, they’ll immediately break in a real battle.
Right now, Gu Qing Shan wants a sword even in his dreams, a real sword that he can use.
40 seconds later.
The Floating Fire was docked on a cliffside, on the outskirts of the capital.
Gu Qing Shan spoke with a low voice: “This time I’ll have to thank you”
“Words aren’t worth that much, I’d rather take a Scorpio Palace instead” as Anna said that she couldn’t help but licked her lips.
Of course she doesn’t realize just how alluring that gesture was.
Gu Qing Shan laughed a bit, then said: “No problem, if I’m able to return this time, I’ll invite you for a few”
“Hm? What do you mean”
Anna sensitively discovered the omen in his words, turning her eyes away from the dashboard and towards Gu Qing Shan.
“If I’m able to return, I’ll tell you a secret, and also invite you for a drink” Gu Qing Shan said.
20 seconds left.
Gu Qing Shan was prepared.
He doesn’t mind Anna knowing about this secret.
From the first time since they met, he had already decided to make sure the horrible destiny that would befall Anna to not happen this time.
10 seconds counting down.
“I’ll be going” Gu Qing Shan said.
Anna suddenly thought of something, and unhooked a small black string out from behind her hair.
On the string, there was an intricately shaped pendant, taken off from her snow-white skin.
She quickly put it around Gu Qing Shan’s neck and solemnly said: “Live”
Gu Qing Shan’s eyes showed clear surprise.
Before he could say anything, a light already appeared.
And Gu Qing Shan disappeared from Anna’s sight.
A few moments later.
A black shadow approached from afar, stopping in front of the shuttle.
The shadow stood up to become a man wearing sunglasses and neatly combed hair.
“Princess, this is an official visit you know, suddenly leaving like that would create a lot of commotion”
Feng Huo De sighed, half complaining half persuading her.
Anna sat silently in the shuttle, not saying anything back.
As Feng Huo De saw the princess like that, he felt like something was off.
Normally, if he tried to persuade her, she would snap back at him.
What’s with her today? There’s not even a hint of disdain that she usually wears on her face.
The princess almost looks lonely, did someone do something to affect her?
Feng Huo De thought a bit, his tone softens and said: “Your highness, actually this matter is nothing to worry about, we can just ignore it, you —– are you ok?”
Anna tilted her head downward, still silent.
Right until when Feng Huo De was so worried that he was about to call the medical team that the princess finally spoke
“I’m here, princess”
“Have you ever lost someone you hold dear?”
“Ah, yes, but that’s a long time ago”
“I don’t know what’s wrong with me today, suddenly I’m very afraid that I won’t be able to meet a certain person anymore”
Just what is wrong with the princess? I don’t get what she’s saying at all.
Feng Huo De was worried; he couldn’t help but observed her a bit closer to find some clues.
“Your highness, where is your Life Exchange Contract!” Feng Huo De exclaimed loudly.
Princess Anna didn’t say anything.
Feng Huo De could only feel a cold sweat dripping down his back.
The dropped down, painfully cried: “We’re done for”
Princess Anna’s sight was focused on the horizon, silently spoke: “There won’t be any problem”
It’s hard to tell if she’s talking about Gu Qing Shan, or herself.
A light covered Gu Qing Shan, travelling nonstop across the Space-time Vortex.
Gu Qing Shan lightly touched the pendant on his neck, feeling all sorts of emotions.
On the pendant was a statue, a statue of an old man with a calm expression, one hand holding a long scythe, while the other hand was holding up his own face while he sat sleeping on a stone.
This is the Life Exchange Contract, also known as Death’s relic.
Whoever holds this in his hand, Death will prolong his life just before his moment of death.
But such a miraculous ability would of course have its limits.
Because Death will draw twice as much life force from whoever possessed it before the current holder.
——-Death will never make a losing deal.
Gu Qing Shan held the pendant tight.
This relic has existed since over ten thousand years ago, a legendary item.
Who could’ve known it was in Anna’s hands.
Who could’ve known that Anna would suddenly hang it on his neck like that.
This girl, what a mess she’s gotten herself into.
If anything were to happen to him then she’s finished.
Gu Qing Shan wryly smiled, his eyes show determination.
He already owes Anna once from his past life, even though later on he became a Great Sword Saint, she was already dead so he didn’t even have the chance to try and rescue her.
This life, he won’t let it happen again!
In front of him, a hole-like door slowly opened.
And Gu Qing Shan flew inside.