Continue Looking (3)
Translator:EndlessFantasy TranslationEditor:EndlessFantasy Translation
Naturally, Long Siye agreed to help Gu Xijiu with treating Yun Yanli’s injury. After talking for a bit, Gu Xijiu allowed Yun Yanli to meditate to facilitate his recovery while she went out to prepare the ingredients. Long Siye followed her and helped her.
“Xijiu…” Long Siye was finding it hard to say what he wanted to say.
Gu Xijiu took a glance at him. “Yup? You may speak frankly. There is no need to beat around the bush with me.”
Long Siye was surprised by her frankness. He went straight to the point. “Do you think Your Royal Highness Yun’s words are trustable?”
Gu Xijiu mused and tilted her head upwards to look at him. “What are you suspicious about?”
Long Siye replied, “I somehow feel that this is too much of a coincidence. It feels awry. Do you not find it suspicious at all?”
Gu Xijiu muttered under her breath. “It is not that I have not found it suspicious. In fact, I suspect that he is the mastermind behind the young palace master… However, I have examined his injury, and it seemed more like a long-term injury. His legs were also paralyzed by poison. He had traces of drugs in his body; that should be caused by taking too many medicinal drugs. The poison had entered his veins, and this could only happen after a matter of three to five years. Had this only been deceit to ask for my sympathy, it would not be this way.”
Long Siye heaved a sigh of relief and looked at Gu Xijiu with his eyes full of respect for her. “Xijiu, you are indeed very meticulous.”
Gu Xijiu shook her head slightly. Had she not been meticulous, she would not have been alive. She did not want to hold her guard against her friends, but would instead want to go through life’s ups and downs with them. However, had it been a friend that she had not met for a couple of years, she would still hold on to her guard, since a couple of years was enough to alter a person’s character…
Gu Xijiu mused for a moment and ordered Long Siye, “Instructor Long, it would be better to keep the fact that Yun Yanli is still alive a secret from Your Majesty.”
Long Siye understood and nodded. “Of course, only that… is Your Royal Highness alright with keeping his identity a secret?”
The master of the world had changed. If the prince of the old king is still alive, that would invite suspicion from the new king. According to the political norm, the new king would give his all in removing all remnants of the previous ruling, especially a price as ambitious as Yun Yanli. Although the new king had once worked under Yun Yanli, it did not mean that the new king would hold any empathy for Yun Yanli. So in order to continue living in the world, all Yun Yanli could do was to hide his identity.
Gu Xijiu had a headache as well. Yun Yanli was her friend that had helped her a lot back in the day, and she would not want to see anything bad happen to him. She could only take one step at a time. She would try her best to convince him to withdraw from politics. However, the final decision would be up to him.
Gu Xijiu attended to Yun Yanli’s injury for two days. The process was somewhat complicated, and Long Siye had been by her side, assisting her all the time.
Two days later, Gu Xijiu managed to remove all the remaining poison from Yun Yanli’s body. However, since he had been poisoned for so many years, it was hard for his pulse to recover, and his external abilities had been diminished by half.
The good thing was that, after the treatment, he could finally discard his wheelchair and stand on his feet! He could walk like normal, and could even use his spiritual power to lift himself. After he had recovered, he visited his sister’s secluded palace. The siblings finally got to meet each other, and it was a bittersweet rendezvous.
Yun Yanli was a child growing up from within the political turmoil; hence, he was rather shrewd.