The Recovery (2)
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When she landed, the momentum caused her to spit another mouthful of blood. She looked around, but could only see an endless, desolate area of land filled with sand.
Mr. Zhu was standing right next to her. With a sigh of relief, he said, “That was close! If he caught up with us, he would probably have killed me.”
Confused, Gu Xijiu asked hoarsely, “Why?”
Mr. Zhu sighed. “Well, when I went to see Yuanyuan, I had to take extreme measures to make her surrender the cure. I broke two of her ribs and made her spit some blood as well. Also, I might have cut her a little too deep with the Emei Sword. It was rather chaotic, I would say. When I left, I had carelessly alerted the guards at the door. I am sure that the Devil King is well aware of the mess by now. He cares for her very much that I can tell. When he notices how severely injured she is, he will definitely want to kill me. No other man can come into the bamboo garden, except for the Devil King. Sometimes, he will come and take a stroll in the garden. So, it must be him! Luckily, I got us here in time.”
Gu Xijiu did not know what to say. Di Fuyi was not bothered about her injury but would rush his way into the garden all because Yuanyuan was bullied. Although she kept telling herself that she should not be mad at him, she could not stay calm any longer. Her entire being was filled with indignation. Irritated, she turned her head aside and spat out the remaining blood in her mouth.
Utterly shocked, Mr. Zhu quickly approached her and offered to check her pulse. “Why do you keep spitting out blood? Come; let me examine your condition. I need to know if the cure is working.”
Gu Xijiu had no strength to push him away. Calmly, she closed her eyes while trying to examine the condition of her injury from within.
Her knowledge in the use of poisons had reached the acme of perfection due to her frequent practice and experiments all year round. Naturally, her body had developed immunity against many different poisons. It had been a very long while since she was poisoned to a life-threatening extent.
After a brief examination, her relaxed expression was replaced by a frown. In fact, the toxins in her body had not been cured.
Mr. Zhu moved his hand away as he spoke, “That is strange.”
Gu Xijiu opened her eyes and saw Mr. Zhu deep in contemplation. He thought out loud, “Logically speaking, some of your bodily functions have returned after swallowing the pill, so that must be the right cure. However, I can see that your complexion is still very pale, and your eyes are rather greenish. The toxins have probably harmed your vitals. There must be some toxins remaining in your system. Fortunately, I still have another type of medicine that can help to detoxify all kinds of poison. You should try it.”
Her bodily functions had somewhat returned, so Gu Xijiu could finally stand up for herself and say no to taking another risky experiment. “Wait!”
Gu Xijiu was experienced, so she could tell the ingredients in the bottle very easily, just with a sniff. She knew that it could serve as a cure, but it was not suitable for her condition at the moment. The so-called cure would only cause more harm than good. Gu Xijiu was rather disappointed as shethought Mr. Zhu was a great man with great capabilities. How could he be so unreliable?
“The toxins in my body are not entirely detoxified. Yuanyuan must have given you half of the cure. This half, however, is very deadly. It will serve as a catalyst to activate the remaining toxins in my body and push their effects to a greater extent. They will attack my blood circulation even more violently, thus allowing the blood to move through the blocked vessels, which is why I am able to move my body temporarily. If I fail to take the other half of the cure in time, the toxins will completely destroy my vitals by crushing every vein in my body. I will die in a pool of my own blood.”