What I Hear May Be False, But What I See Must Be True
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The Blood Rain was unusually pleasing tonight; it seemed like normal rain for once. Each raindrop hit the barrier with a crisp sound. Before, the rain used to be a massive downpour with no seeming end. Tonight, the attacking Bloody Bats seemed to be gentler. After trying to penetrate the barrier for a while, they flapped their wings and left instead.
Every time the Blood Rain came, the citizens would naturally become more anxious. Occasionally, the rain of blood or the bats would fall through the cracked parts of the barrier and hit any unlucky ones.
When the time came, all the troops would draw up in a battle array. Also, the here people would not get a good night sleep. They would go to bed fully dressed, so they could run if anything went wrong. To their surprise, the Blood Rain was rather mild tonight. Driven by a sudden sense of excitement, they were hopeful about the disappearance of the rain. Was the calamity about to be over? Would the rain grow milder and milder? Would it finally be gone for good?
The people were starting to get tired of their confinement within a city. Also, fighting the beasts for survival was not the kind of life that they wanted. They wanted the peace that they used to have.
Animatedly, the topic became widely discussed among the people. Gu Xijiu sat on a tree and started to drink wine from a bottle gourd. For some time now, she had been fairly occupied. There was no time for her to rest, or to properly enjoy a drink. Getting drunk was not even an option. However, she needed to drink her sorrow down tonight.
“Master, don’t worry. Prince Nianmo does not have another fiancée. There must be some misunderstanding,” the Firmament Stone convinced her.
“I know,” Gu Xijiu answered briefly.
“What is this about then?” The Firmament Stone felt that she was about to take solace in alcohol.
Gu Xijiu took another sip of her drink before answering with a smile, “I have been looking for him for more than a year now. It is becoming an obsession. You do know that my biggest concern has always been his safety. Now that I know that he is safe and well, is there any better news than this?”
With the same smile, she added, “I have been worried for so long. Right now, I can finally ease my anxious heart.”
The Firmament Stone did not know what to answer. It took some time before speaking, “Master, what the owner told you might not be entirely true. Perhaps, he only wanted to rent the room out to someone else, thus throwing out all of Di Fuyi’s belongings. He had to lie to you in order to escape your accusation,” the Firmament Stone suggested. It sounded unsure, though.
Gu Xijiu looked at it and said, “There is no reason for him to lie. Nevertheless, the search will eventually continue until I finally find him. What I hear may be false, but what I see must be true. I will finally relax when I see him well and alive.”
The Firmament Stone heaved a sigh of relief. “Yes, what you hear may be false, but what you see must be true. Master, you should not let the misunderstanding continue. It is enough. Many relationships are ruined because of misunderstandings, like how you used to…”
It stopped abruptly before giving out a heavenly secret. The complete sentence would be ‘like how you used to be separated for so long from Huang Tu due to some misunderstandings.’
Luckily, Gu Xijiu was not paying much attention to it. “Silly Little Cang, I have been in the world long enough not to let anyone fool me so easily. My experience always works in my favor.”
The Firmament Stone was relieved. “Yes. Master, you are the best.”
Gu Xijiu regarded its polite expression of praise with a tight smile. She continued to enjoy the rainy view with another sip of her wine. Indeed, she did not believe anything about his fiancée, but it still made her feel uncomfortable. If he had always been well and alive, why didn’t he send her any message? She was not asking for much. She only wanted to know that he was safe. If he had done it earlier, she would not have to be worried for so long.