In that instant, all of Zu Ans fine hairs stood on end.
There was no escaping from the killing intent of a pseudo grandmaster under this amount of distance.
Even though Zu An fought against Yun Jianyue that evening by the eastern palace, she didnt use her full strength back then to hide her identity.
Later on, when Zu An fought her in the rock garden, she was already seriously injured by the emperors attacks, so her strength dropped considerably.
It was to the extent where he subconsciously began to underestimate grandmasters.
Only after experiencing it directly like this did he understand how great the difference between them was.
He even wondered if he could survive three attacks from the other party if they really fought.
While he was sweating, his reactions were fast as well.
He forcefully suppressed any thoughts of resistance and replied, “What is the chief commander saying I do not understand.”
Zhuxie Chixin sneered.
His voice was incredibly sinister.
“Ive already investigated this on my own.
Cheng Xiong did not suspect you without reason.
That day, there were two golden token envoys who left the palace gates.
However, I know fully well that the other golden token envoys had their missions, so there was no way they would appear in the palace.”
Zu An felt a thud noise sound inside of him.
However, his mouth already instinctively began to refute.
“Im being wronged here! Thats the one-sided testimony of those palace guards, and they are Cheng Xiongs subordinates.
Wouldnt they say anything Cheng Xiong told them to say”
“Is that so” Zhuxie Chixin stared at him.
“Its not difficult for us to prove whether you are being wronged or not.
Hand over all of your uniforms for me to inspect.
Every single Embroidered Envoy uniform is special, and their use is strictly recorded.
They cannot be imitated through outsider methods.”
Zu Ans breathing stopped.
He didnt expect Zhuxie Chixin to actually want the uniforms.
One set of uniform was taken by Snow, so how was he supposed to bring it out
How was he going to explain that he was missing a set No, he would become suspicious no matter how he tried to explain himself.
Zhuxie Chixin said, “I recall telling you that there is a small storage space in your waist tile.
The goods of an Embroidered Envoy can all be stored there.
Do not tell me that you cannot bring it out, or that one set was stolen.”
The waist tokens of Embroidered Envoy were indeed special.
They could issue orders uni-directionally, and they had storage capabilities as well.
As ones rank climbed higher, the storage space would become larger and larger, but it would still only be a square meter at the greatest.
It couldnt compare to the Brilliant Glass Beads storage space at all.
As Zhuxie Chixins killing intent grew stronger and stronger, Zu An knew that his hesitation already drew suspicion.
He could only brace himself and say, “The truth will reveal itself in time.
I merely have to bring out my uniforms for the chief commander to see.”
He slowly took out his uniform one set after another.
The other party couldnt tell that he didnt use the waist token but the Brilliant Glass Bead.
Zhuxie Chixin slowly nodded when he saw Zu An bring out the uniforms one after another.
“You were issued eight sets of uniforms last time, four for winter, four for summer.
Youve brought out seven sets.
Where is the last one”
His eyes became incredibly penetrating while saying this, as if he would immediately act as soon as the eighth set didnt appear.
Zu An swallowed.
“Of course its…”
He paused for a moment, and then he said one word after another, “The eighth set of Embroidered Envoy uniform is in my waist tokens storage.”
Zhuxie Chixin frowned.
Why was this fellas tone becoming so strange
However, his furrowed brows eased up, because the other party slowly removed another set of uniform.
He was still a bit worried and examined this uniform.
It was indeed the golden token envoy uniform.
These uniforms were specially crafted with many secret markings that not even the golden token envoy could know about.
That was why no one could imitate them.
He thus smiled and said, “I was just going to say that there was no way you could have been colluding with the assassins.
It was definitely Cheng Xiong who was trying to frame you.”
Zu An felt the pressure ease.
The killing intent surrounding him instantly disappeared.
He cursed inwardly, you almost killed me just now, yet you now look like youve always trusted me
Bastard, where did that look of absolute confidence you showed me last time in my house go Look at you now, turning against me so quickly.
But he didnt reveal any of this on the surface.
He said with a smile, “It is natural for the chief commander to be suspicious.
We indeed cannot let any point of suspicion go.
Ive learned quite a bit from this matter.”
The reason why he was able to bring out the disappeared uniform was because he used theKeyboard Come ability.
He didnt expect to be able to make an identical set of uniform out of nothing!
This shouldnt be too major, right I hope the rebound isnt too serious.
Zhuxie Chixins expression became more gentle.
This junior knew how to speak well, and he was also tactful as well.
Hes a capable man.
“It looks like Cheng Xiong is trying to frame you.
Brother Zu, is there anything you need help with This big bro will help you out.”
Since he suspected the other party just now, he obviously needed to ease the relationship a bit.
This kid is a smart person, so he should be able to tell what to do.
Sure enough, Zu An looked extremely happy and said, “Thank you, chief commander! There really are some matters I need your help with.”
“Please speak freely.” Zhuxie Chixins expression eased even more.
He remembered what he shared with Zu An in private, so he definitely didnt want to tarnish this friendship.
“I wanted to ask the chief commander to help me keep an eye on Cheng Xiong and his clan.
I wish to know everything about him in detail.” Zu An wanted to take down Cheng Xiong, but he didnt know enough about this person.
He needed to investigate a bit first and then see if there were any areas he could make use of.
He was already overloaded from his roles as an Embroidered Envoy and the crown princes secretary, how could he have the extra time to pay attention to that side He could only seek out the help of others.
Unfortunately, even though he was a golden token envoy, it was only a nominal position.
The emperor didnt actually assign him any subordinates, so he could only ask Zhuxie Chixin for help.
“Thats not an issue at all.
Keeping an eye on someone is the Embroidered Envoys specialty.
We will send a silver token envoy and some subordinates to take care of this matter.” Zhuxie Chixin immediately agreed.
This wasnt anything too hard, and doing so would easily improve their relationship.
Furthermore, if he really did find out something, then his majesty would consider it his contribution as well, so everything worked out.
Zu An sighed in relief.
Then, perhaps it was because Zhuxie Chixin felt guilty, but he stayed behind for some tea and they chatted for a while.
When he felt like their relationships tension had eased a bit, he then let Zu An go.
Zu Ans smile immediately vanished when he left the Embroidery House.
His expression was incredibly pale, and there was a stinging pain in his brain.
The back of his head felt a bit chilly, as if something had been fished out.
He felt like vomiting.
It was similar to the nausea of playing a 3D game for too long.
Zu An immediately realized that this was the rebound of using Keyboard Come.
It used up his soul force, which was equivalent to wounding his soul.
His breathing became more and more rushed.
He didnt want anyone to see that something was wrong, so he quickly returned to his own residence.
His hands were shaking as he unlocked the door.
Then, he felt dizzy and collapsed.
Im done for… my handsome face is going to be ruined if I fall flat on it… I depend on this face for a living…
Huh What is this So big… so soft…
He felt like he fell into a warm embrace.
There was a nice smell, and then he heard a cry of alarm.
Then, he didnt remember anything else.
Yun Jianyue was resting in the room.
When she heard the noise outside, she knew that Zu An returned.
She didnt really feel like doing anything.
After all, why would the dignified sect master of the Holy Sect greet a mans return like a married woman
However, she quickly frowned, because she heard that Zu Ans steps were unsteady.
He seemed to have been injured.
Why would he be injured though To the extent where even his steps would become unstable
Her expression became serious.
She understood Zu Ans cultivation well.
Even though his rank wasnt high, his real strength was powerful.
Even though she was seriously injured back then, her strength couldnt be evaluated through conventional means.
However, she was almost done in by him.
With this type of cultivation, who could hurt him
Could it be that Zhuxie Chixin did something
She couldnt sit still any longer when she thought of this.
She quickly rushed out to greet him.
After all, Zu Ans safety was tied to her own.
Yet when she opened the door, he fell right into her arms, his face falling straight into her soft chest.