The Poisonous Swamp (8)
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Gu Xijiu did not really care what she said. “What a coincidence. I do not like you, as well.”
Yun Qingluo did not say anything more.
Gu Xijiu was reluctant to waste any more time with her, so she proceeded to let Zhu Duqing into the net. Zhu Duqing had brought some extra poison-resistant suits with him. He went into the net and quickly got changed. Soon, he knocked onto the net and let Gu Xijiu know that he was done.
His suit was still the same, lightweight, and comfortable. The two escorts were curious about the suit, so they asked, “Do your suits have the resistance against the poisonous environment here?”
Zhu Duqing gave them a laugh and responded in a superior manner, “The suit does not only protect me against the poisonous air. It also works well against any sort of physical harm or animal bite. Most importantly, it is as lightweight as a normal garment. What are you wearing? You look like two bulky chimpanzees.”
The men were speechless by his remark.
“Our suits are obviously not as good as yours. Why don’t we cooperate?” A voice suddenly emerged from a distance while a man was walking slowly towards them.
The man had purple robes, smooth black hair, and the signature ruby-red gem on a headband. The ruby-red gem had a rather odd shape that highly resembled the shape of a fox’s eye. It shone with great brilliance under light and was able to catch the attention of distant observers. Also, he was wearing a mask in the shape of a fox’s face that covered almost his entire face, except for his bright eyes and his crimson lips. His every gesture was unusually graceful.
Di Fuyi had made his return.
Gu Xijiu’s expression changed abruptly, but he did not notice. She did not want to have anything to do with Di Fuyi and his men, so she urged, “Zhu Duqing, let us go.”
Zhu Duqing refused to cooperate with Di Fuyi, too, for he was worried that he might fall into another trap. Thus, he agreed promptly, “All right.”
He then reached out his hand and grabbed Gu Xijiu’s sleeve. “Will you teleportation us away?”
Gu Xijiu had the same thought, so she grabbed his hand and was ready to leave. All of a sudden, the purple figure flashed by before their eyes and squeezed between them. Zhu Duqing had to take a few steps back to make space for the sudden intruder. “What are you trying to do?” He asked in fury.
The man who intruded was obviously Di Fuyi. “Let us talk about how you should repay me for saving your lives,” he frankly remarked.
Zhu Duqing was speechless while Gu Xijiu decided to remain just as quiet. They decided to let him speak.Di Fuyi’s terms were very simple. Both parties would combine into a team, and Zhu Duqing should provide another three suits to Di Fuyi’s group. In return, Di Fuyi would be responsible for their safety. Also, they would work together to capture the Silver Ring Crocodile.
The Silver Ring Crocodiles were known to be very violent and fierce. They were the most poisonous creatures out of all of this inhabitable, poisonous land. If Gu Xijiu were as strong as before, the creatures would pose no risk at all as long as she proceeded carefully.However, her current level of spiritual power and physical condition obviously made her incapable of capturing the crocodile alone. She was not very confident about doing so even with the help of Zhu Duqing. If they were willing to work with Di Fuyi, the success rate would be highly increased. She was pretty sure that they would succeed as long as Di Fuyi was involved.
Gu Xijiu looked away and started contemplating. She knew exactly which option was the best, but the thought of seeing Di Fuyi and Yun Qingluo together made her feel uncomfortable. Her jealousy had told her not to agree to his terms.
“Are you afraid of me?” Di Fuyi raised the question.
“What should I be afraid of?” Gu Xijiu looked at him with a frown.
Half-smilingly, Di Fuyi continued to observe her without saying anything.
Gu Xijiu knew that he was trying to trigger her. She looked at him proudly in the eye and said, “You are overthinking! I just hate being manipulated by you for the same reason again.”
Di Fuyi was relieved. “I assume that you have agreed then. I have always known that you are a very sensible lady.”