Being With A Man Without A Proper Marital Status
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Mu Feng was observant enough to tell that Gu Xijiu was drunk; in fact, she was very drunk. He was worried that something might happen to her, so he insisted that she should stay. He even asked the servants to prepare some hot soup for her to dispel the effects of the alcohol she consumed earlier.
Gu Xijiu was still angry. She shook her head. “There is no need. I should be back to the General’s residence.” She then left, swiftly. She was still a little sad. The effects of alcohol were making her head spin, so her teleportation again deviated. She decided to sit down and sober up. With the use of her spiritual power, she forced the alcohol in her body to her fingertips, where it was turned into droplets of sweats that exited her body.
She learned this method of extraction from the series- Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils. When she mastered the use of her spiritual power, she decided to develop the method herself.
The method allowed her to dispel all alcohol from her body through her fingertips, regardless of the amount she had had. If she were determined to stay sober, she would not be drunk at all.
After the effects of the alcohol disappeared, she finally felt she had cleared her mind. She continued to sit for a while in the cold breeze before returning.
She was surprised to see Gu Xietian in her room and stood frozen. Gu Xietian seemed to heave a sigh of relief when he saw her. “Xijiu, where have you been? I was so worried.” He was still haunted by her sudden disappearance eight years ago. He often worried that he would lose her again.
Gu Xijiu knew what he was worried about. Even though he was not exactly the father figure that she wanted, there was no doubt that he treated her well lately. Her heart of steel melted a little by his kind gesture, so she sat to have a pleasant chat with Gu Xietian.
She hardly expressed herself in such a gentle way to him, so Gu Xietian started to show some signs of discomfort as he was about to ask her something important. He kept rubbing his palms. “Xijiu, have you gone to see Celestial Master Zuo? What are both of you up to?” He could sense that her relationship with Celestial Master Zuo was quite odd, but he could not exactly pinpoint what was wrong.
Gu Xijiu hesitated before answering half-jokingly. “Father, if I told you that we are already married, what would you…”
“Clang!” The cup slipped from Gu Xietian’s hand. “What? You two are already married? Where? Who is your witness? It is impossible! If you have tied the knot, your names should appear on the marriage register known as the ‘book of marriages’.”
Gu Xijiu was bewildered this time. “The book of marriages? What is that?”
Gu Xietian explained further, “It is the official marriage certificate that is kept by the ministry. When a man marries a woman, both their profiles will automatically be united in the book of marriages.”
Gu Xijiu did not know anything about it, so the information came as a shock to her.
“Father, are you saying that the names will be automatically recorded in the book of marriages? Shouldn’t it be written manually by some secretaryor registrar?”
Gu Xietian disagreed, “There is no need for manual changes. The ministry has a wall that displays all the marriages in the kingdom. The Lord had created the wall. Once married, their names will appear on the wall, which will, in turn, be filed into a small booklet. The ministry will collect and keep these revelations.”
Gu Xijiu was dubious. “Is it possible that the names have indeed shown up on the wall and been compiled into a book,but the ministry was careless and lost it?”
Gu Xietian dismissed her assumption. “Not possible. You are a very well known figure in theFeixing Kingdom. Even the king is concerned with your relationship status. The ministry will not leave out your name, even if theyare careless. Moreover, your status has allowed your book to be compiled individually, with or without a marriage, and it clearly states that you are unmarried.”
Gu Xijiu did not say anything more.
Gu Xietian was a little nervous. “Xijiu, have you got together with him before getting married?”