15 The Imbecile Was a Super Genius!
His eyes were filled with confidence and pride. With his masterful and overbearing manner, he looked like a god. He emitted a bright and dazzling radiance.
His presence was imposing, and he seemed to treat everything with disdain. He gave off the impression that he could have taken the mountains and rivers in his hands just through pure will.
"Why are you taking me there?" Su Luo muttered. She had always firmly believed that only a thief or a snob with terrible motives would try to ingratiate themselves with her. Thus, she had trained herself to remain vigilant to guard against it.
"Haven't you always wanted to go there?" Prince Jin's lips were rose pink, and his eyes were mischievous and enchanting. "My winnings from the bet have been collected. Do you not want yours anymore?"
It had only just occurred to Su Luo that she could request one thing from him because of their bet.
Since that was the case, why couldn't she play word games with him as well? Going to the Divine Testing Palace was not something she demanded herself, was it?
"Let's go!" Nangong Liuyun took Su Luo in his arms before he had even finished speaking. Like a roc* with its wings spread, he glided across the ground at full speed. His feet barely touched the floor, like a dragonfly as it skimmed the water.
With the wind blowing in Su Luo's ears, she opened her eyes in curiosity and saw that they were flying through midair. She could see all of Capital City from above.
"You're not afraid?" Nangong Liuyun asked. Even while carrying someone and flying through the sky, he could still speak with ease. It was evident that his martial arts skills and abilities were almost immeasurable.
"I like it." Su Luo truly enjoyed the feeling of soaring high in the sky and taking in every sight. She breathed in deeply, balling her hand into a tight fist.
It was unfortunate that she was born to be a loser and would never reach Nangong Liuyun's level.
Nangong Liuyun seemed to understand her unspoken words. He cracked a roguish smile and said in a low and seductive voice, "Who can say for sure that the script won't be flipped when the test results come out this time?"
"I hope so!" Su Luo was rooting for herself in her heart.
The outline of the Divine Testing Palace off in the distance came into view.
The Divine Testing Palace was built in the very center of the Capital City, and its geographical position was more important than even that of the Imperial Palace. Looking down from above, Su Luo could only see the pointed roof and a grand plaza with a fountain at the center. Several polished sculptures stood in front of the fountain.
A tiger, a leopard, a jackal, a wolf... The sculptures of all the Demonic Monsters on the continent could be found there.
"We're here." Carrying Su Luo, Nangong Liuyun hovered in place and descended slowly. The two landed directly in front of the entrance of the Divine Palace.
Nangong Liuyun didn't have a token. However, the old man guarding the Palace saluted him deferentially and still solemnly opened the door of the Palace.
Just as Nangong Liuyun had told Su Luo earlier, his face was the best ticket.
Hand in hand, Nangong Liuyun led Su Luo to the main hall on the third floor.
The first floor was for testing ordinary commoners. Nangong Liuyun and Su Luo walked past it without entering.
All the civil and military officials were tested on the second floor. At first, Su Luo thought they would go to that level, but she soon realized that Nangong Liuyun wasn't stopping there.
Only a few people, namely those from the Imperial Family, had the credentials necessary to enter the third floor.
The lights on the third floor glowed dimly. The furnishings were beautiful and luxurious. A marble table sat in the middle of the spacious main hall with a grapefruit-sized crystal ball sitting on top.
The crystal ball glowed brightly. It was exquisite, as clear and brilliant as a pair of eyes that could see through people's hearts...
The Inherent Spiritual Power was exhibited in seven colors: red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue, and purple. Among those, red was the most inferior, and purple was the highest rank. From the very beginning of the history of the continent, the people with purple-colored talent were so few that the total could have been counted on one hand. Only one would appear every few hundred years.
*A roc is a mythological bird of prey that appears in Arabian fairy tales and sailors' folklore.