Forced Marriage (2)
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Of course, the man was very skilled at asking his questions. If Gu Xijiu was not sharp enough, she might not even know the main point of the conversation.
“They have been trapped in the valley for more than 100 years, and only the old patriarch is still alive?”
Gu Xijiu nodded. “Yes.”
Ye Ling turned the glass in his hand. He smirked and casually asked, “The few people who escaped this time are his children?”
Gu Xijiu looked closely at his fingertips and focused on his little finger. She replied, “No, he only has a son. Unfortunately, his son was killed by a beast.”
Ye Ling squinted his eyes. A faint cold light seemed to flash across his eyes. Oddly enough, he was smiling. “He is a patriarch, but he still let his only son get killed. He is really useless. Does he argue with his wife?”
“His wife has passed away.” Gu Xijiu had never seen her before, but the old patriarch said that his wife was a former maid.
Ye Ling’s spun the cup in his hand again. “I see. Your patriarch is really unfortunate!”
Gu Xijiu did not speak further as she felt rather confused by the governor’s reaction and responses.In short, he was somewhat strange.
The two of them drank a few more cups of wine. Ye Ling would often stare at her intensely, however, all of a sudden, he let out a laugh. “Miss Gu and Mr. Di don’t look like people in our world…”
Gu Xijiu smiled but said nothing. Indeed, their appearance was different from the people in this city. The people here had deep eye sockets and a very tall nose. Although they had fair skin, it was not as pure as the two foreigners in the land.
“Where do both of you come from? How did you get into the valley?”
“We are just a couple of people who were affected by a natural disaster. Why would you ask about our background? As for the valley, it just happened that we wandered around there.”
Ye Ling stared at her for a long while and suddenly let out a laugh. “There is a wizardry barrier in the valley, and it is difficult for outsiders to enter. I find it strange that two of you would end up there.”
Gu Xijiu also laughed. “It seems that you are aware that there is a wizardry barrier that seals the valley. Have you been there before?”
“I have passed by that area before when hunting. However, I didn’t expect that there would be so many people trapped inside. It is even more unexpected for someone like you to be trapped there.”
Gu Xijiu swayed the wine glass in her hand. “Everything is possible.”
Ye Ling suddenly sighed. “Miss Gu, actually you look like someone I know.”
“Hmm, who do I look like?”
Gu Xijiu was speechless! It was such a lousy trick to flirt with a girl! She smiled and said politely, “I am honored to look like her.”
She then raised her glass and toasted to Ye Ling. Ye Ling naturally would not refuse.
Gu Xijiu probably drank a lot of wine, so it was not unusual that she would put more force into the toast; she actually cracked Ye Ling’s wine glass and the wine sprayed onto his body.
“Ah, I am sorry!” Gu Xijiu apologized and took out a handkerchief to wipe his hand.
When she wiped his hand, she also wiped the gloves that Ye Ling wore on his hand.Gu Xijiu finally noticed something odd about the pinky finger on his right hand.
Ye Ling’s eyelids blinked uncontrollably. Everything seemed to have happened too quickly. “Miss Gu…”
He raised his hand and wanted to hold Gu Xijiu’s hand. However, Gu Xijiu quietly withdrew her hand, so Ye Ling grabbed his own hand instead