Did She Use To Be A Lively, Charming Girl?
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Suddenly, she tripped and almost bumped into Di Fuyi, who was walking steadily next to her. He quickly gave her a hand and was concerned about her wellbeing. “Be careful where you walk,” he said.
They then summoned their rides, respectively. Di Fuyi took a ride on Baize and Jing Ling Er on the silver dragon. Swiftly, they flew into the air and disappeared from sight.
“I never knew that Prince Nianmo was such a gentleman to a lady.”
“The girl is very lucky. It looks like Prince Nianmo really fancies her.”
“I have heard that Prince Nianmo is only six years old, even though he looks like a grown-up. He is too young to be with a girl right now, isn’t he?”
“You know nothing. In fact, Prince Nianmo is the son of the Divine Lord and Great Devil. I know that the Divine Lord turned into an adult at the mere age of one. As we can see, Prince Nianmo is already a grown-up, with the power equivalent to a Golden Immortal. There should not be any problem for him to get married at this age.”
The wide discussion carried on into the evening. No one was concerned about Gu Xijiu anymore; only the Emperor Immortal cared to give her a few glances.
All of a sudden, a dialogue appeared in her head; Gu Xijiu sat there quietly reminiscing.
“Baby, you are still a child. You should not be so perverted.”
“Don’t call me your baby! If you think that I am a child, why do you keep following me?”
“I like little girls.”
The conversation sprung out in her head out of nowhere.She knew very well that it was a dialogue that she once had with Huang Tu. It seems that back then, Huang Tu used to like little girls, too.
In fact, a girl’s vivacity and high spirits would certainly charm any men. Di Fuyi was living proof of that as Jing Ling Er was obviously a very lively girl.
Did she use to be a lively, charming girl? Gu Xijiu tried to recall her behavior in recent years. Apparently, she was convinced that she was not that sort of happy and active girl. She was a rather cold, arrogant woman who showed no expression on her face. There were seldom times that she would misbehave.Ever since she started her career as an assassin, her naivety was gone for good.
She grabbed the cup beside and took a quick sip, without noticing how hot the tea was. Her tongue was burned, so she could not help but cough. A glass of juice was handed to her. “Come. Take of a sip of it.”
Gu Xijiu accepted the glass and took another sip. The water tasted sweet and icy, which made her burnt tongue feel more comfortable.
“Thank you, your highness,” she appreciated his kind gesture.
“Mighty Immortal Gu, you are so welcome,” the Emperor Immortal answered smilingly. “How do you feel now? Is the burn very serious?”
“It is fine.” The burn was nothing to Gu Xijiu. She used a tiny portion of her spiritual power to treat the burned area. Very soon, the burning sensation went away.
“Xijiu, what are the plans that you have for your future?” The Emperor Immortal was keen to know what Gu Xijiu intended to do. With a smile, he added, “Since you are not that old, would you mind if I called you by your name?”
Gu Xijiu certainly would not mind it at all. “Your highness, you certainly can. Also, now that I have fulfilled your requests, when will you release General Long?”
“Don’t worry. I have set him free. I can safely assume that he is already on his way home. You will see him on your way back.”
Gu Xijiu heaved a sigh of relief. “What about his crime?”
“He is one of my men, so I surely know that he is not up to anything rebellious. I have exonerated him from the crime.”
“I see. So, you have used him to lure me here.”
“I apologize,” the Emperor Immortal admitted without hesitating. “Xijiu, I did not know you well before, so I was worried that you might take advantage of Prince Nianmo. Thus, I had to resort to such an uncanny move. Please pardon my mistake. Here, I shall punish myself with three glasses of wine to express my apology.”
The emperor was a straightforward man. Gu Xijiu admired his frankness, so she accepted his apology right away.