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The curtains of the chariot opened, and a lady appeared on the shaft of the carriage.
Her long hair cascaded over her shoulders like a waterfall, while her ink black robe that concealed her fair body revealed her charming grace. Even though she did not have any other accessories than the ribbon on her head, she did not look as though she took no care of her appearance.
The ink-black robe augmented her chilly attitude and she emanated an air of cold detachment. The sun hung high behind her back and seemed to illuminate her surroundings with a light silvery halo, causing the hearts of the crowd to shudder and fixate their gaze on her.
“National Celestial Master!” The crowd cheered frantically with excitement.
Huo Qifang’s eyes glowed brighter!
He did not prostrate himself before the king just now, but when he saw Gu Xijiu descending lightly from the carriage, he bowed down on all fours as though he had seen a goddess.
Gu Xijiu alighted gracefully and swept her gaze across the stage.
She saw the four messengers and the pillars on the stage; her eyes glimmered slightly.
She was no stranger to this place. She had been tested here some ten years ago, except now she was the tester.
It was already water under the bridge. She had no need to remember it anymore.
Gu Xijiu conducted matters in a direct manner and had not spoken much after she came. Her gaze shifted to Huo Qifang. She saw that this child was looking at her anxiously with his face red and legs shivering.
It was obvious that he was distraught!
Looking at him, she remembered herself being in that same situation some ten years ago. She was anxious at that time as well, but she had mental strength and was able to conceal her feelings.
The memory of her being alone and helpless on that stage was still fresh in her mind.
Gu Xijiu asked Huo Qifang a few standard questions that were asked every time one tests a heaven’s gift disciple.
Her style was different from Di Fuyi’s.
Di Fuyi hosted the tests with an aloof yet menacing aura that would cause the craven to cry in terror; almost everyone who had been tested by him before is afraid of him like mice to cats.
Although Gu Xijiu appeared to be remote, she was gentle when she questioned and carried a soothing power in her voice.
Though Huo Qifang initially stuttered when he answered the questions, after a short exchange of words with Gu Xijiu, he managed to quell his anxiety and go through the segment with confidence.
Gu Xijiu’s heart was slightly moved after she finished asking the questions.
The questions that she had asked were those that were compulsory as dictated in the booklet given to her by Di Fuyi. Of course, the way she was to ask those questions was up to her improvisation.
Although she did not think much of Huo Qifang at the start, a strange thought began to emerge in her mind after asking those questions—what if this brat was an actual heaven’s gift disciple? No wonder Di Fuyi would bring him for the test, maybe he was uncertain as well.
It was her first time hosting the trial. Although it involved a lot of complicated procedures, she followed through all of the steps with utmost order and adroit skill.
Mu Feng and a few others knew that it was only since yesterday that she had handled these matters and were prepared to cover up for her in case of any mistakes, but when they saw her next series of actions they were taken in awe!
She executed the series of intricate and spiritual-power-depleting actions flawlessly!
The crowd watched from below in silence.