Who Am I? Where Am I?
Translator:EndlessFantasy TranslationEditor:EndlessFantasy Translation
Gu Xietian was a little nervous. “Xijiu, have you got together with him before getting married? You have to know that you should not be with a man without a proper marital status. Although the status of Celestial Master Zuo is very noble, ours are equally compatible, so you cannot be with him as his concubine. Ah, no, even if you are his concubine, the book will still display the status by stating ‘concubine’.”
She was indeed married to Di Fuyi in the restricted land, but it seemed like their marriage had been denied. Was it because the self-sustaining system in the restricted area had cut away all forms of communication with the outside world, thus leaving their marriage unnoticed? Was Di Fuyi aware of it?
If he was the one who set up the wall, he should be very much aware of it. Did he think that their marriage would surely be displayed on the wall, so he was unconcerned?
Gu Xijiu was intrigued by a lot of questions. However, she decided to talk about it with Di Fuyi tomorrow. They should have a wedding, so others would not think that she was the one throwing herself onto Celestial Master Zuo.
“Father, don’t worry about it. We will still have the wedding. Your daughter is such an exceptional woman, how can I be someone else’s concubine? Do you agree?”
Gu Xietian was relieved by her reassurance. He patted lightly on her shoulder and said, “Xijiu, I am relieved. I am worried about him seeking vengeance. You were the one who decided to break off the engagement with him eight years ago. He must have been embarrassed by it. I do not want you to suffer by being together with him without a proper marital status just because you are too young to realize the existence of the book of marriages. Xijiu, our family has nothing else but dignity. Although it was your fault eight years ago, it should no longer be your concern. Now that you have helped him in such a great deed, you should not be aggrieved by the past mistake anymore.”
“Hmm, I know. Don’t worry, I know what I am doing.”
Her daughter’s achievement gratified Gu Xietian. “Xijiu, I take pride in you. When everything is confirmed, I will hold a grand banquet for you to have a glorious wedding.”
Gu Xijiu answered briefly and finally sent him out. She looked at the clock and realized that it was very late. She should not bother Di Fuyi too much, as he already said he would come to see her the next day. They should talk about it nicely to avoid any misunderstandings.
She lied down on her bed and thought that she would toss and turn all night contemplating. Before she knew it, she was fast asleep. There was a bridge with colors of a rainbow, surrounded by fluffy clouds that spread across the sky. There were buildings nestling in the clouds. They shone brightly, glistening in the light. It was a glorious and resplendent scene.
A mass of flowers emerged in bits and pieces, blooming and withering almost immediately. Countless flower buds floated buoyantly on the ground. There were majestic cranes circling the sky. The sound of phoenixes of variegated colors echoed in her ears.
Gu Xijiu stood on the bridge and closely observed her surroundings. In great bewilderment, she could not help but think. ‘Where am I?’
What she saw resembled the Yaochi Celestial Palace that she once saw from a painting. Was she in heaven? Had she become a celestial being?
She could see indistinct signs of movement in the buildings afar. Between the buoyant clouds, some sage-like men floated by. Their attires caught her attention, as the style looked somewhat familiar to her. After some thoughts, she recalled that the style was how Fairy Queen Li used to dress. The female celestials and Fairy Queen Li were very much alike.
She frowned. Was it heaven? Had she just emerged in Fairy Queen Li’s home? While she was still trying to make up her mind, the bridge suddenly collapsed. She was caught off guard and fell. There was a huge plaza where she landed.