Entering The Devil Kingdom (7)
Translator:EndlessFantasy TranslationEditor:EndlessFantasy Translation
Luo Zheng flushed crimson by her awkward request as he stammered, “Are… Are you saying that I have to pretend that you are my wife? I… I am not married. It is written on the wooden tablet.” Luo Zheng spoke the truth.
“You can say that I am your sister,” Gu Xijiu defended.
Luo Zheng seemed reluctant; he explained, “Miss, you should know that every visitor in the Devil Kingdom will be thoroughly investigated before entering. I am an orphan without any siblings. The guards at the city gates know me very well. Moreover, one tablet only ensures one entry. Even as a family, everyone has to show their own tablet except for the children.”
Gu Xijiu was speechless. She decided to ditch the normal path and use her teleportation skill instead. Therefore, she made up an excuse to go to the washroom so that she could leave the carriage. All of a sudden, the baby in her backpack dropped something. There were two items on the ground. Surprisingly, there were two wooden tablets at Luo Zheng’s feet. He bent and picked up the tablets. “Lady, your wooden tablet is here! He must have kept it in his baby blanket,” he said delightfully while passing the tablets over to Gu Xijiu,
Gu Xijiu threw a curious look at the baby and saw him smiling innocently. She accepted the tablet from the man and examined it carefully. It had the same carvings of the rolling clouds as Luo Zheng’s. On the tablet, it stated: Hua Xuyue; spiritual animal trainer; 22 years old; married.
She did not know that the baby had the power to replicate and imitate things. In a blink of an eye, hemanaged to produce a wooden tablet that looked almost indistinguishable from the real one. The carvings and the material were exactly the same.
Moreover, she liked the name that he made up for her. It was a very cultured name. This only made her more curious about the baby’s presence here. How did the baby come around? Was he a reincarnation of Sun Wukong? Did he possess the same power as the monkey that allowed him to simply turn its fur into something it needed?
Did he produce the wooden tablet with the same method? Gu Xijiu could not help but examine the baby again. She paid special attention to his hair.
For a child of only a few months of age, his hair seemed thicker than the typical child of his age. The baby gave her a yawn and put his head down into the backpack. He was going to take a nap.
“This baby is really adorable!” Luo Zheng did not like children very much, but the baby was an exception. He really wanted to hug the baby.
Gu Xijiu answered politely with a smile, “Thank you for your kind words.”
Deep down, she started to wonder about the extraordinary power of the child and about the identity of his parents. Did his parents look similar to him?
With the help of the wooden tablet, Gu Xijiu could easily enter the city. The city streets were bustling with life. People came and go, creating a rather boisterous city view. Houses lined the congested streets in neat order, row by row. The aesthetics of the buildings were rather classy. The classical and quaint architectural design reminded her of the same buildings that she once saw from the famous painting of the riverside scene from the Ming Dynasty. She felt as if she had traveled through time into another different era.
The Devil Kingdom was clearly well governed by the very powerful Devil King. Suddenly, she thought about her people and felt awful for them. If they could move to the Devil Kingdom, their lives would surely be more comfortable. It was a shame that they were only mortals. Without the devil aura, they could not survive a day in this foreign land.
Luo Zheng was obviously a frequent visitor here. His merchandises were sold to very specific places. Everything that he had to offer in his carriage was carried away to the shops that he was most familiar with. He had a good price, so it was a rather pleasant business experience.
Once he settled his transactions, he asked if Gu Xijiu had any plans in the city.