In the king’s hall.
There was silence.
Only the “ho-ho” sound from Chen Dong’s mouth kept ringing out.
The sound was constantly amplified in the silence, giving people a creepy feeling.
The gloomy, hostile and withering silence ……
It completely enveloped the whole king’s hall.
It was as if the entire King’s Hall was brought into a realm of extreme cold, and there was an even more eerie and terrifying feeling of facing a mountain of corpses and a sea of blood.
The next second.
Chen Dong slowly turned around, his red-blooded eyes staring straight at the Hun King who was sitting paralyzed on the throne.
It was also this glance.
It instantly caused the Xiongnu King’s body to stiffen, as if he had been imprisoned, and his scalp exploded.
Even as the supreme ruler of Xiongnu, sitting right here on the palace throne.
But being watched by Chen Dong’s gaze, the Hun King also felt a great terror of death threats!
In a trance, he even had the feeling that he had become a lamb on the great snowy plain, while Chen Dong, who was staring at him from below, was a fierce hunting wolf.
Barbara wanted to go forward.
However, he was pulled by Xixing, who was looking at Chen Dong suspiciously at this moment compared to the Hun King’s fear.
Because, she sensed a hint of something wrong.
It was a kind of instinctive vigilance when facing a crisis.
Only, with Barbara’s call.
Chen Dong’s mouth suddenly let out a long breath, then his eyes closed and he fell to the ground with a poof.
With Chen Dong’s fall, the gloomy and withering silence that enveloped the king’s hall suddenly disappeared without a trace.
Ah Man broke away from Xixing and flung himself onto Chen Dong.
And on the throne, as Chen Dong collapsed, the feeling of locked confinement that had enveloped the Hun King dissipated.
The Hun King’s expression eased, panting as he leaned against the throne, but deep in his eyes was a fear that could not be hidden.
“Just now …… I thought he was really going to rush up and kill me.”
The words, uttered from the heart, were unconcealed.
Xixing glanced deeply at the unconscious Chen Dong, then a layer of cold frost covered her stunningly beautiful and charming face, and slowly turned around to look at the Hun King on the throne.
“Father, now you have seen that my man is just stronger than the man you think is the strongest, I hope you will stop interfering in my affairs, farewell.”
Xixing, however, summoned the female escort outside the hall who was still in a daze, and told her to take Chen Dong back to her quarters.
From the beginning to the end.
The King of Xiongnu did not even stop him, let alone say a word.
Looking at Xixing and the others who walked out of the king’s hall, the Hun King pulled the corners of his mouth, revealing a despondent and bitter smile.
His eyes shifted to Kui Gang, whose life and death were still uncertain in the distance.
The Xiongnu King said mockingly to himself, “In vain, the number one Xiongnu that this king has painstakingly cultivated is unable to even withstand an armful of strength in front of a man from the domain, how ridiculous!”
Shaking his head, the Hun King ordered someone to call the Great Doctor to come and check on Kui Gang’s injuries.
When the Great Physician arrived, he could not help but look pale when he saw Kui Gang.
Kui Gang was the number one warrior of the Huns and the supreme genius of the Skywolf Academy.
No one had ever seen Kui Gang have such a miserable moment!
The Great Doctor quickly suppressed his fear and examined Kui Gang carefully.
The more he examined him, the more ugly his face became, and beads of sweat seeped from his forehead.
When the examination was completed, the Great Doctor hurriedly knelt down and kowtowed to the ground, “King, Lord Kui Gang has seven broken ribs and bleeding internal organs, he is seriously injured and dying, his life hangs in the balance, I suggest that all the great doctors in the thirteen cities of the royal court be summoned immediately to operate on Lord Kui Gang to save him!”
The Hun king’s tiger body shook, his face instantly changed from blue to red, and his ears even buzzed.
On the other side.
After bringing Chen Dong back to his room, Xixing also immediately called for the great doctor to examine Chen Dong.
The good news is that there are only some superficial injuries, plus a fainting spell.
This was a great relief to him.
As she waved her hand for the doctor to leave, the female guard hurriedly came in.
“The king has ordered all the great doctors of the thirteen cities to rush here to rescue Lord Kui Gang.”
When she said this, the female guard looked terrified to the extreme, and her heart was thumping as if it was about to jump out of her chest.
After bringing Chen Dong back to Xixing’s room, she immediately went to scout for news of Kui Gang.
But after learning this news, the female escort returned all the way back, her entire body in a state of disorientation.
Xixing nodded calmly, her gaze obsessively looking at the unconscious Chen Dong: “Fortunately, my man is just off his feet and fainted.”
The voice was calm, but to the female escort, it was no less than a bolt from the blue.
The number one warrior of the Huns, his life was hanging by a thread.
This man, who was obsessed by the demon lady, merely fainted from exhaustion?
The difference, that was too great!
“You go back first, Barbara and I will just take care of Greedy Wolf.”
Xixing waved her hand calmly, she had never been too attached to Kui Gang, in her opinion, the so-called number one warrior of the Huns was really far from the God of War, Huo Zhenxiao, and could not be matched.
Only the appearance of this man in front of her gave her hope.
It was only when the female escort was about to step out of the room that Xixing called out to her, “By the way, remember to tell my father for me that there are some arrangements that were not made just now that he will have to make now.”
She had brought Chen Dong back because she wanted him to integrate into this royal family, and step by step, she was making up and perfecting Chen Dong’s memories.
The intention before was to have Father order down in advance and have the people in the royal palace act out this drama properly.
But as soon as he entered the king’s palace just now, his father immediately told Kui Gang to make his move.
Clearly, it was to claim a life!
As for the arrangement, even with the intention of killing, would he think of anything else?
However, with the battle in the King’s Hall, she believed that Father would soon make the arrangements.
“Auntie, will Uncle be alright?”
Barbara always stood by Chen Dong’s side, her hands grasping Chen Dong’s right hand.
“Don’t worry, uncle is fine, he will wake up after a good sleep.”
Xixing raised her hand and rubbed Barbara’s hair, comforting her.
Barbara’s apprehension also dissipated for a few moments, as if she was a kitten, lying on the edge of the bed, her chin resting on her folded hands as she quietly looked at Chen Dong.
Xixing, on the other hand, was also gazing deeply at the sleeping Chen Dong.
Willow brows were furrowed in thought.
“What secrets does this man …… have on him? What exactly is his state of solitary self and no king? And what does it rely on to inspire it?”
Xixing was not stupid, on the contrary to be able to act as the Heavenly Wolf who had made it possible for the Hundred Clans to join forces, she was also very smart.
The battle in the King’s Hall had allowed Chen Dong to crush Kui Gang with his overwhelming strength and defeat her father.
But she could also see that Chen Dong’s strength had only completely exploded after that state of being alone without a king.
In his normal state, he was no match for Kui Gang, at least not when he was injured.
Therefore, even if the hundred clans join forces to swing the whip south in the future and want Chen Dong to resist Huo Zhenxiao, it would have to be possible only if Chen Dong was in a state of solitary self and no king.
So …… the most crucial thing is, how to get this man to enter that state quickly?
Eyes drifting, Xie Xing slowly shifted her gaze and finally landed on Barbara’s body.
“This girl, is she the key for him to enter that state?”
The extreme night falls completely.
Infinite darkness envelops the snowy plains.
The only thing that remains the same is the wind and snow.
The already harsh environment, with its bitter cold, has become even more dangerous as the night falls.
In the thirteen cities of the royal court, the lights are bright.
The thirteen cities, reflecting each other as if they were the white moon on the prairie, blossomed with the prosperity that belonged to the Xiongnu royal court alone.
As the night fell, the patrols in the thirteen cities were in full swing.
The patrolling armies in the thirteen cities also became more numerous and denser.
When night falls, some of the people lurking in the shadowy corners of the cities take to the streets, not to mention the extreme nightfall nowadays.
This means that there will be a long period of time in the Thirteen Cities of the King’s Court when fish and dragons mingle and people and ghosts walk together, becoming even more chaotic.
The increased army is also meant to maintain stability within the cities during this time of the Extreme Night.
Of course, there was also the danger of screening out the dangers that might be lurking in from outside the city at all times.
When Chen Dong woke up from his coma, he found that he was already lying in a soft jade boudoir.
“Uncle, you’ve finally woken up!”
Barbara’s eyes lit up as she was the first to spot the awakened Chen Dong.
Xixing, who was sitting at his desk organising his affairs, glanced up and hurriedly got up and walked over.
“You’ve finally woken up, I was worried sick about Barbara and I.”
“I made you guys worry.”
Chen Dong sat up calmly, rubbing his temples and scanning the expansive room in confusion.
It was exquisitely decorated, and a strange, refreshing fragrance wafted through the air.
He looked to Shying, “Is that your room?”
“It’s our room!”
Xixing smiled sweetly, and as her eyebrows were stretched, it was with a great deal of charm.
Chen Dong was stunned for a moment, and then reacted.
“The polar night has fallen, want to go out for a stroll?”
Xixing looked at the time, it was still early, there was no delay in things.
Chen Dong slowly got up, the sharp pain in his left shoulder made his brow knit and he stumbled and sat back down on the bed.
“I’ll help you.”
Shying hurriedly a*sisted, while Barbara gritted her teeth and helped along.
“What happened when I went into that state?”
After getting up and draping his robe, Chen Dong asked curiously.
“You don’t remember what happened in that state?” Xixing looked at Chen Dong in astonishment.
Chen Dong nodded, “Don’t remember!”
The astonishment on Xixing’s face intensified, “You don’t even remember what happened in that state, so you should be unaware of that state, but when you were fighting with Kui Gang just now, it was clear that you had been trying to enter that state.”
Chen Dong raised his hand, rubbed his nose and laughed helplessly.
“I just lost my memory, it’s not like I’ve become stupid, the situation I was in with Barbara and the others before, that was a desperate situation for slaves, I was left with only one breath to linger, if there was no other change, how could I have survived?”
“What’s more, at that time, I had been protecting the children to escape, from the time the children were poisoned by the leader of the slave caravan to the time I woke up again, there was a blank period in my mind.”
“Although it was Barbara that I saw, they were simply not enough to save me, an adult, from escaping danger, and there was no one else around me, so there was only one possibility, during the short period of time I was ‘unconscious’ or that I don’t remember, something else changed.”
Chen Dong’s eyes flickered with essence and hung a smile on his face as he lightly rubbed his nose and said in a low voice, “When there is no one to measure up to, then the only thing left is to measure up to yourself!”
Xixing’s beautiful eyes were round and her red lips were slightly open.
How could she have not expected that in the state of the sole self without a king, Chen Dong would not remember what had happened at all?
Even less did she expect that Chen Dong’s attempt to enter the state of madness in the King’s Hall just now was actually forced by a mere guess in her mind!
After a few seconds of shock, Xie Xing said in a deep voice, “Do you know the consequences of a bet like that just now, if you had not entered that state and lost the bet?”
Chen Dong spat out a word dryly and decisively, but his gaze was unmistakably firm.
Xixing was a little lost in thought.
However, Chen Dong slowly squatted down, squatting in front of Barbarian, raising his hand to rub Barbarian’s hair, then raising his hand to gently scrape the bridge of Barbarian’s nose: “I promised to protect Barbarian, and I will never allow Little Barbarian you to stand in the way for Uncle again in the future, there are mountains of swords and seas of fire ahead, there are fierce beasts running rampant, it should also be Uncle who stands in the way, not Little Barbarian you. ”
Barbara murmured, but did not say the words, just called out.
Instead, Xixing had ripples welling up in her eyes, looking at Chen Dong, who was crouched on the ground, in dismay.
Just because of a promise, just because of a little girl, was …… willing to gamble with his life out?
This man, in the end, what kind of heart nature?
She was clear that the nature of the heart is slowly formed over a long period of time, and even with memory loss, it is difficult to completely change.
However, she did not know the past of the man in front of her, so she simply did not know the exact nature of this man’s heart.
Now that she learns that the battle just now was actually a huge gamble on her life because of this man’s one promise, Xixing suddenly feels that this man in front of her is completely different from what he imagined.
The time she had spent together had made her think she had understood this man.
But now, she suddenly realized that she “didn’t know” this man!
He could value his promise more than his life, even after he had lost his memory, but what about before he lost his memory?
“Xixing, come on, let’s go out for a stroll.”
Chen Dong’s voice brought Xixing back to her senses.
Xixing’s gaze flickered for a moment, nodded, and was helping Chen Dong towards the outside, while Chen Dong pulled Barbara.
The three of them left the royal palace.
As they walked down the magnificently lit street, the wind and snow howled.
Even the extreme nightfall did not diminish the prosperity of the streets in any way, and even became more crowded as people from the shadowy corners took to the streets.
The well-dressed and the ragged walked the streets, and the two were very distinct from each other.
The well-dressed walked at ease, looking around them.
Those in rags, on the other hand, were walking sullenly, with hurried steps, weaving quickly through the tide of people.
Chen Dong looked at the crowd of people on the street, but his mind recalled the image of coming to the Xiongnu royal court in a cage with Barbara and the others.
Perhaps …… these people in a hurry were just like the children in the cage who were desperately fighting for food and water and the warm area in the very centre.
Under the law of the weak and the strong, people want to live, even if they turn into evil spirits, they will not hesitate.
“The living take their time, the evil spirits rush.”
Chen Dong uttered offhandedly.
Xixing raised her willow eyebrows and looked at Chen Dong in surprise, “Greedy Wolf, what does that mean?”
Chen Dong calmly pointed at the ragged and hurried people on the road, “Barbara and I were all these people before, who could risk our lives in order to live, who would have thought that, in the blink of an eye, Barbara and I were the ones who could calmly look at these people.”
Xixing’s red lips mouthed, but did not take up Chen Dong’s words.
The three of them walked slowly through the streets as if they were a family of three.
After strolling around for a while, it was getting late.
“Let’s go home.”
Xixing leaned her head on Chen Dong’s shoulder, then her gaze dropped and she looked at Barbara, “Barbara, tonight Auntie and Uncle will sleep alone, there will be a little Auntie sleeping with Barbara, okay?”