In Twilight City, everything was the same as before. Elder Wen, who had been scared out of his wits some time ago, had not dared to stay in the Barren Land for a long time. He was deeply afraid that Shen Yanxiao would come to make trouble for him. Therefore, everything in Twilight City came back to the hands of Duan Hen once again.
Night enveloped the surroundings, and there was silence in Twilight City. Duan Hen sat alone by the lotus pond, looking at the fishes in the pond.
"Lord Duan’s character is actually quite good." A laughing voice suddenly echoed behind Duan Hen.
Duan Hen was slightly surprised, and he turned around. He looked at the young lady with the unfamiliar, yet also somewhat familiar, face standing in front of him.
"Shen Yanxiao?" Duan Hen asked, unsure.
"What? After one year of not seeing each other, Lord Duan already doesn't remember what I look like?” Shen Yanxiao laughingly said.
Duan Hen responded, "Lord Shen has changed a lot, you’ve become more beautiful.”
Shen Yanxiao touched her face. Perhaps because she looked at herself in the mirror every day, she did not notice her own changes. But just like Tang Nazhi said, her facial features had become more sophisticated; Shen Yanxiao's stunning face had already bloomed, from a little girl to a young lady.
"Is that so? I don't feel it at all.”
"For Master Lord Shen to arrive here in the middle of the night, presumably there is something to tell me. The frost is heavy at night; I invite Lord Shen to walk with me into the study." Duan Hen’s demeanour was quite graceful.
Shen Yanxiao shrugged her shoulders and went into the study with Duan Hen.
Looking at Shen Yanxiao whose beauty had become more remarkable, Duan Hen’s heart was unusually calm.
"Some time ago, I heard of the four-nation alliance attacking The Rising Sun City. Did Lord Shen come for this matter?"
"Why do you think so?" Shen Yanxiao raised her eyebrow.
Duan Hen chuckled and said, "The fact that Lord Shen visited the Long Xuan Empire and the Lan Yue Dynasty has already spread to all parts of the four countries. As far as I know, Elder Wen has been terrified for a long time. He doesn’t even dare to set foot again here in Twilight City. I think he’s afraid that Lord Shen will also find him for trouble."
Shen Yanxiao hooked up her lips. The relationship between her and the leaders of the four countries was very delicate. Among them, Elder Wen and Qu Xun had the worst relationship with her. The two men also regarded her as a thorn in their eyes. Qu Xun was already dead, and Shen Yanxiao “treating” Qu Rui into a fool had also been spread to Elder Wen's ears. Elder Wen was afraid that Shen Yanxiao's next goal was himself. Now, he had been hiding in the Elders Council and dared not go out. He pretended to be sick all day, afraid that Shen Yanxiao's next destination was the Seven Kingdoms.
"Find him trouble? He thinks too highly of himself." Shen Yanxiao shrugged her shoulders. She was not interested in spending more time with him.
"You can rest a.s.sured that I have no intention of going to the Seven Kingdoms or going to them to settle this account. I'm here for the alliance we had talked about before."
Duan Hen's heart jumped.
Shen Yanxiao said to him, "On that day, we agreed that if you can manage Twilight City well and show me your strength, I will grant your request. Although I was not in the Radiance Continent during this period of time, I know a lot about Twilight City."
Duan Hen was also a lord who dared to say and dared to do. Although he had been suppressed by the Elders Council, he gradually squeezed Elder Wen out of the power center of Twilight City by just relying on one group of loyal followers.
If not, Twilight City would certainly have been involved in this war. But the Twilight City today had not suffered any damage, which was enough to prove Duan Hen’s efforts over the past year.
Talented people with strength were worthy of being allies.