The Wedding (7)
Translator:EndlessFantasy TranslationEditor:EndlessFantasy Translation
Gu Xijiu was the one who had instructed Gu Canmo to act in that manner. She wanted to have the questions during the ceremony to profess her undivided love to Di Fuyi in front of everyone. Agreeing to all the conditions in the vow was equal to swearing an oath to heaven and earth. No one was allowed to go against his or her words once the oath was made.
Gu Canmo also realized that it was not exactly a propitious thing to say. However, The Lord was, after all, immortal. What he said would not do any harm to The Lord at all, so he did exactly what Gu Xijiu told him to.
Di Fuyi’s expression changed when he heard the vows. He looked at Gu Xijiu and communicated with her through directed audio. “Xijiu!”
Once she agreed to the vows, the oath would be immediately established. After he was gone, she would have to live alone for tens of thousands of years until death came upon her. He would not allow her to commit herself into something so foolish.
Di Fuyi was worried that she would answer to the vows. Quickly, he made a snap that aimed to seal her acupuncture point, so she would not be able to speak.
What he did not know was that Gu Xijiu now had another argument with an unknown voice in her head. It was the same voice that started disturbing her when she was still trapped in the clouds. It grumbled in an indistinct voice from time to time, so she could not quite tell the gender of the voice.
Gu Xijiu thought she would never come across the voice again, but it reappeared when Gu Canmo started to read the vows. “No way! You cannot agree to take the oath! He is not the destined one!” The voice warned her.
Gu Xijiu sneered and answered in an icy tone, “If not him, then who? Long Moyan?”
“Long Moyan has violated the Heavenly Order. He deserved to be deposed and punished. The destiny between you and Huang Tu has come to an end. The ways of heaven have arranged another marriage for you. Two hundred years later, both of you will meet again and fall happily in love. If you promise Huang Tu to be his wife, you will be considered as violating the heavenly laws. You are burning bridges you if you do that,” the voice explained hastily.
“Why must heaven arrange a marriage on my behalf?” Gu Xijiu did not understand the intention behind every arrangement, nor did she bother even to find out. She found these arranged marriages irritating.
“You are the future Lord. You will have a very long lifespan. Without a happy marriage, you will easily go to extremes in everything.”
“Huang Tu is The Lord, but he has also been single for so many years, hasn’t he? He and I only met when his life is almost coming to an end. What kind of logic is this?”
“In fact, heaven had also arranged a marriage for him, but he refused to obey and has always been in constant defiance of the heaven’s will. He refused to fall in love with the woman,” the voice answered helplessly.
Gu Xijiu suddenly realized something. “About the woman that he was assigned with, was she Lan Jingke?”
The voice became a little weaker. “Yes… It is true. He and Lan Jingke were supposed to be a couple. Unfortunately, he refused to obey to the arranged marriage and only befriended her.”
Gu Xijiu heaved a sigh of relief. It seemed like Di Fuyi had always been in defiance of heaven’s will. No one could make him do anything that he refused to.
“I will only follow my heart. I like whom I like! No one can make any arrangement on my behalf!” She answered with a condescending sneer.
“You must not be so stubborn! Huang Tu does not have long to live. It is merely a temporary fate that has brought both of you together. Consider yourself lucky that you still have a few months to spare with him. There is no need for you to spend your entire life alone for him.” The voice was doing its best to convince her.
Gu Xijiu closed her eyes to ignore it. “I am the master of my own fate.”
The conversation between them only lasted for a few seconds. Di Fuyi was surprised that she did not answer his first call, so he directed another audio message to get her attention.
She was smart. She knew that Di Fuyi would definitely stop her from making the oath, so she made her defense quietly and bounced back the snap that Di Fuyi had just cast.
Then, she looked up and answered Gu Canmo with a firm voice, “I will! I pledge myself to the oath!”