His Presence (4)
Translator:EndlessFantasy TranslationEditor:EndlessFantasy Translation
“Gu Xijiu was merely defending her right as well as her pet. From what I have observed, the mussel bears multiple injuries ranging from burns, frostbites, and steel needles pierced through its body. However, Tie Liu only has silver needles pierced through his skin. She has clearly shown you mercy. I can see that she does not want to lower herself to the likes of you. If it were me, Tie Liu’s consequences would not be as simple.”
Tie Zheng remained silent. He remained unconvinced but dared not speak another word. He had heard about the little prince before. He would smile very often to his friends as an act friendly, but when he did the same to his enemies, there must be more significant motives behind that sarcastic smile. The prince’s Kung Fu might not be as good as the three of them, but his status was too mighty to challenge. He was not someone that they should mess with. Moreover, Bai Ze was around as well.
Bai Ze was a mythological creature. Once it truly demonstrated its power, it could easily turn the place inside out by causing mass destruction. Even if they worked together, they would still not be able to defeat it. Instead, it could easily swallow them all. Wisely, they chose to avoid the fight when the odds were clearly against them. Once again, they bowed before Di Fuyi to get his forgiveness.
Di Fuyi answered sarcastically once again, “Why are you bowing before me? I am not the one that you have mistreated.”
Tie Zheng was wise enough to submit to the circumstance. Quickly, he switched to bow before Gu Xijiu instead. She closed her eyes, thus ignoring him completely.
Di Fuyi waited until they had bowed enough before demanding, “I do not care who is behind the plot. I only want to make one thing clear. This woman is now under my protection. If you intend to cause her trouble, you will make yourself an enemy of mine. I will let you go this time, with one condition: leave an arm behind, and you may go.”
All three of them were in great shock. They wanted to argue, but Di Fuyi added another warning before they could even voice out their opinion. “If you say another word, you will have to leave both arms behind.”
Carefully, they saw that Bai Ze was eyeing them with hostility. The stern look from Di Fuyi made them realize that there was nothing they could change his mind. They each cut off an arm and went away in disgrace.
Long Siye was finally relieved, for Gu Xijiu was truly safe now. However, he did not like his current situation. The prince could easily achieve the things that he could not, no matter how hard he tried. He was suddenly reminded by the fact that the prince was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
He was blessed with a good life for being born into the right family. His parents both had a widespread reputation, so many would choose not to go against the prince’s order. He could basically do anything as he pleased. As for Long Siye, he could only work his way up slowly. Quietly, he shook his head to dismiss the thought, for it would only make him feel worse.
He wanted to read Gu Xijiu’s pulse to examine her condition. In an instant, he could feel that he was being pushed away by someone. Unguarded, he took a few steps back to keep his balance. Long Siye looked up, only to realize that Di Fuyi was already standing in front of Gu Xijiu. He was a tall man. When he looked down at Gu Xijiu, who was in a sitting position, it was as though he had a commanding view from a good vantage point. “How do you feel?” Di Fuyi asked.
After a few moments of quiet rest, Gu Xijiu could finally suppress the condition of her very chaotic vessels. Her injuries were slowly recovering. Soon, she opened her eyes and responded, “I am feeling much better.”
Her heart was suddenly throbbing as Di Fuyilaid his fingertips on her wrist to read her pulse. His fingers felt warm. When they made contact with her wrist, she could feel his warmth slowly penetrating into her blood vessels. Her heart started to throb with excitement. Strangely, when Long Siye touched her, she did not feel the same way.
Gu Xijiu was very grateful to Di Fuyi. The last time they met, she starved him, and he left angrily. She thought to herself that she would visit him one day when she was fully recovered. Also, she would make him a few dishes as an apology. Little did she know that she was going to see him today when she needed him most.