A Passerby (2)
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No one ever thought he would only send a 500-year-old Ganoderma Lucidum. The crowd went berserk.
“When a minister had a birthday, he sent a 1000-year-old Ginseng which is more effective than this Ganoderma Lucidum!”
“It seems that Celestial Master Zuo is still unhappy with the marriage incident so many years ago.”
“It might because he is uncomfortable that she holds a higher position than him now, so he did it deliberately to upset her!”
“Now we know he is such a piker.”
People were making various assumptions and paid close attention to Gu Xijiu as they wanted to see how she would react.
Gu Xijiu smiled and said, “Thank you, Celestial Master Zuo.” She waved, and Luo Zhanyu came over to her side and took the box.
Luo Zhanyu had an angry facial expression; as a doctor, he could tell whether it was a quality Ganoderma Lucidum at his first sight. The Ganoderma Lucidum did not even have good coloration even though it was 500-years-old. Its value was perhaps not even comparable with a 50-year-old Ganoderma Lucidum.
“This jerk did this on purpose to humiliate my sister!” Luo Zhanyu shouted, “Though it’s not a good Ganoderma Lucidum, perhaps by mixing it with some other herbs, it could be refined to some small recovery pellets and be given to minions. Thank you, Celestial Master Zuo!”
A small recovery pellet was the most common medicine pellet which even the most ordinary soldiers could own.Luo Zhanyu did not want his sister to be mistreated, and so he spoke out in public. The crowd booed again, and the sense of discontent in everyone’s hearts got heavier by then.
Gu Xijiu was also an expert in medicine, and she could tell the same result. However, she did not expect Luo Zhanyu, who always behaved in a low-profile manner, would make such a scene in public.
She sighed in her heart, knowing that what he did was for her but bringing the issue to the public had set her in a difficult position too. They used to love each other so much; now they were not even a passers-by to each other. She finally knew his true colors.
She thought he would at least have some feelings for her, as he took her as a substitute for Lan Jingke. But this was unexpected… Did he hate her for taking away the body of his beloved? Was this his form of revenge?Did he mean to prove that he had no feelings for Gu Xijiu as she was not Lan Jingke?
She experienced the pain like someone sewing silk to her heart; her heart was stitched so tightly that is suffocated her while the sorrow spread over her chest and penetrated her limbs as well as her bones, and that made her sore at the mouth and throat.
She tried hard to remain silent and did not speak again. She wanted to say a few words, but it felt like there was an egg stuck in her throat, and she could not say anything.
She tried her best to suppress the inexplicable heat in her eyes, to prevent herself from crying. If someone else did this to her, she would most likely smile and walk away. But in this case… Damn it; she could not take it with ease. She was still in grief, and she hated herself for still caring for him!
It took just a little movement from him to make her fragile and wounded heart to be affixed with new scars… She kept herself calm and left no chance for others to turn this into a joke.
Even though she felt like she was bleeding from within, still, she kept her smile on face as usual. It was charming and beautiful. Nobody could realize she was different, not even Mu Feng.
After the occasion, people had a new impression of Celestial Master Zuo. Unfortunately, it was not to his benefit.