Plotting Against One Another (4)
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He was not ready to give up his evil plan, so he aimed another strike at Gu Xijiu. However, sharp pain in his body blurred his vision. Before he could reach for her again, he was already rolling on the floor in a painful struggle. Every inch of his body hurt. It felt as though knives were stabbing him all over his body.
Casually, Gu Xijiu looked at him. “Have you just gone against your words so quickly? Lucky for me that I have a backup plan.”
“What?” Ye Ling was already soaked in sweat.
“The poison that you had before was only something ordinary. However, the pill that I had just given you is the real deal, which is extremely poisonous,” she said calmly.
Ye Ling was speechless. She was really a cunning woman.
Gu Xijiu lowered her body to see his nervous, sweaty face better. “However, there is nothing to be worried about. The poison will not kill you anytime soon. It will only cause you pain every single day, and for only one hour. You have to bear with it just a while. Its real effect will only come to light three days from now. It will slowly destroy your organs from within, and once it is done, it will move to your skin, inch by inch.”
Ye Ling was sweating even more. “You…”
Gu Xijiu put a small bottle next to him. “This is the antidote for the next three days. When the pain becomes unbearable, take one. However, it will only reduce its effect temporarily to ease your pain. Without the real antidote, you are still going to die, in an excruciating way.”
Ye Ling gritted his teeth in extreme frustration.
Smilingly, Gu Xijiu added, “I am going out to run some errands. I will be back in three days. If I see that all my people are good, I will give you the real antidote. If anything happens to any of them, there is nothing I can do but to let you die.”
She turned around and disappeared. Fueled by anger, Ye Ling’s body kept trembling, but he could only do as told. He did not want to die anytime soon. Moreover, he could not risk letting anyone know that his spiritual power had been disabled, especially Madam Yun. Otherwise, she surely would abandon him as one of her closest alliance.
Gu Xijiu was hiding on one of the branches in the woods. She held her dress tightly.She initially planned to lay low in the city for three days, but if she did, Ye Ling would definitely try everything that he could to plot against her. The antidote was all that he wanted right now.
He had his men located in every corner of the city. It would be too much work for her to avoid his men. It was also possible that Ye Ling would use her people to pressure her to give him the antidote. Moreover, he was poisoned, so he would not risk his life looking for her.
The rare poison was a gift from Di Fuyi, which was actually a poison that she had created before. It was considered as a celestial item from heaven, so the antidote was not accessible in the Lower Bound. She was not concerned that Ye Ling would find the cure.
With one hand on the trunk as her support, Gu Xijiu tried hard to look into the distance and wondered where Di Fuyi had been. She switched on her directed audio spell, and it flickered a few times, but there was no one to pick it up on the other side.
Puzzled, she could not help but wonder why he ignored her call. He was probably busy fighting the ferocious beasts in a violent battle. She did not try to contact him again. Her directed audio would only prevent him from concentrating while he was in battle. She did not want to be a distraction to him. Hence, she decided to wait as she believed that he would be able to finish the beast off in an hour. She should call him later, then.
She leaned against the trunk and started to meditate. About two hours later, she tried to call him again. However, the result was the same- he did not pick up. Gu Xijiu was bewildered.