The Reencounter (4)
Translator:EndlessFantasy TranslationEditor:EndlessFantasy Translation
Gu Xijiu was promoted to be the National Celestial Master. Rong Jialuo even built her a private residence. The officer who came to make the announcement was radiating with a big smile when he invited her to visit the private house, saying that the place was built secretly under the emperor’s order and that it was meant to be a surprise.
Gu Xijiu was puzzled. It was commonly known that there were two celestial masters in the Feixing Kingdom, who were Celestial Master Zuo, Di Fuyi, and Celestial Master You, Tian Jiyue respectively. Both of their statuses in the kingdom were on an equal share of honor.Certainly, due to his high profile, Di Fuyi became more commonly known to the people. He was assumed to be more powerful than Tian Jiyue. When people talked about the celestial master, they would think of Celestial Master Zuo immediately.
Celestial master had become a sacred name in popular belief. When Rong Jialuo suddenly conferred the title of ‘National Celestial Master’ on Gu Xijiu, her status must be presumably predominant over both Celestial Master Zuo and Celestial Master You. Could the people accept it?
Rong Jialuo’s conferment would undoubtedly push her to the apex of her achievement. At the same time, she would also become an easy target for public criticism.
Gu Xijiu over thought about it. When she was finally conferred with the title, a bumper audience celebrated her success with an eager enjoyment. When her car moved slowly through the crowds, people constantly cheered for her. It was all very happening.
They called out her name loudly and proudly by addressing her as the National Celestial Master. The crowd was entirely delighted by her presence. They joyously sang and danced in celebration. It seemed like her conferment was of popular approval.
Gu Xijiu looked down from the heights of her car, and all she could see were thejoyous faces of the people. They adored her. A loud voice emerged from the crowd. “All of us should bow before the National Celestial Master. She will soon be the guardian for us all. Her grace will keep the people of the Feixing Kingdom safe!”
“That’s right! She is the one who resisted and put down the rebellion of the fake Celestial Master Zuo. She is the one who expiated the sins of countless souls. She is the hope for all of us to have a good life. She fully deserves the title of National Celestial Master.” The excitement continued.
One man started to kneel. The surging crowds addressed to the call and kneeled as well. They greeted her like how they used to greet Di Fuyi. Gu Xijiu fell into a trance. She felt as though she had just replaced him.
She watched as the people kneeled sincerely before her. Her excitement sent blood pulsing through her veins. For the first time, she was motivated to protect the people.
The people’s support became her greatest pillar. She wanted to protect the people and the land where they lived. She looked up into the sky. It was a good day of warm breeze and light clouds. The good day made her sorrow seem less significant.
She heaved a sigh of relief. At first, there was no sense of belonging for her existence in the world, so there was no direction for her to work on. However, in the people’s loving eyes, she could somehow find her position.
She finally realized that her life lied entirely in her own decision and that it should not only be restricted to her love affairs. Even with her loss of love, she still had her friends, her family and the people who adored her.
The people’s adoration for her was not an odd thing at all. She had been too heartbroken to realize that what she had been doing was an act to build up her prestige and credibility.
Celestial Master Zuo used to be the one with the highest prestige. However, after the incident with the fake Celestial Master Zuo, people started to lose faith in him and became intuitively intimidated by his presence. Furthermore, his whereabouts had been too profound to be understood.