You Are Strangling Me
Translator:EndlessFantasy TranslationEditor:EndlessFantasy Translation
“The only exceptions to the accelerated aging are the ones with spiritual power. For the common people, they will not usually live to more than 60 years old. This situation may have something to do with the weather, so there is nothing we can do to change it,” Hua Zhichun explained the situation to Gu Xijiu. That seemed like the only logical explanation.
Gu Xijiu observed the sky and realized that today would be another day of Blood Rain. The wizardry barrier had just been activated to keep the citizens safe. After some time, the rain and bats continued to fall onto the barrier. The cracking sound made it feel like doomsday had approached.
Yun Yanli was obviously practicing some sort of sorcery. If he was the one who had created the wizardry barrier, then there must be something else going on about it. Gu Xijiu guessed that the aging of the people here might have something to do with the wizardry barrier. Other than serving as a protective layer, it would probably absorb their vitality as well.
At this moment, the thoughts only remained as her speculations. She did not voice them out, for fear that she would create unnecessary panic among the people. After a brief gathering, she returned to the same guest inn. Like clockwork, she would usually check on the room next to her first. This time, what she found in the room came as a shock.
It was Di Fuyi’s room, but his sheets were gone! More accurately speaking, all of his belongings were gone. Anxiously, she teleported straight into the owner’s room. It was already late at night, and the owner was getting ready for bed. While he was removing his outer robes, Gu Xijiu appeared right in front of him!
Taken by utter surprise, he was obviously at a loss for words. “Where are the things in Di Fuyi’s room? Did he come and collect them?” Gu Xijiu questioned him while grabbing his collar.
The owner suffocated under her tight grip. “You… You should let me… You are strangling me.”
Gu Xijiu finally realized how much force she used and let him go, but she continued to stare at him fixedly. “Speak!”
She had paid him enough to reserve both rooms for the next five years. Also, she once told him that everything in Di Fuyi’s room must remain untouched. No one was even allowed to clean his room. Everything must stay the same until his return.
“A lady came, just the day before yesterday. She claimed to be Mr. Di’s fiancée and packed his things away. She said that she would rather destroy the things than to let it benefit others.”
Gu Xijiu’s face darkened with disappointment. Fiancée?
“Was there any proof? You could not possibly believe her words so easily.”
The owner sighed. “Of course. I did not believe her at first, but she proved her identity with one of Mr. Di’s personal possession. Also, she was able to show me her directed audio spell that was used to contact Mr. Di. During the call, Mr. Di had personally instructed me to give his belongings to the lady. I was able to recognize his voice, so it must be him.
Moreover, the only things left were his sheets, nothing precious. There was no reason that she should lie to me. By the way, the lady even paid for the rental for the time that it was occupied.”
The owner was right. No one else would be interested in the sheets other than Di Fuyi himself. The money that the lady left behind was able to pay for hundreds of premium sheets.
Gu Xijiu left the owner’s room with a heavy heart. Before she left, she reminded the owner not to tell anyone about Di Fuyi. He agreed with a firm nod, “That is for sure. I have never mentioned anything about my guests to outsiders. Other than you, no one else knows about Mr. Di’s room here.”
Gu Xijiu acknowledged it with a nod in return before exiting the room.