A Cynical Parvenu
Translator:EndlessFantasy TranslationEditor:EndlessFantasy Translation
The structure of the room was a little odd, though. Instead of a square, it was actually the shape of an octagon.Instead of calling it a house, some might prefer to refer to it as an array formation. Anyone who had been following this incident would know the main purpose of this formation,which was to prevent Gu Xijiu from teleporting.
Therefore, Gu Xijiu was trapped in the place. To minimize any chance for an escape,Yun Yanli did not even send any servants to help her. He must have been concerned that the female servants would end up being manipulated and used by Gu Xijiu.
For the past three days, Gu Xijiu had not seen a single person. Furthermore, the golden house was also soundproof, so she could not even tell what was actually going on. She was the only one in the confined space, with nothing but silence in the air. Her breathing had become the only sound in the room.There was not even a window. The place was solely a box on its own.There was only a door for outsiders to come in, but it was constantly sealed, so there was no way she could open it.
The place was so quiet that it would drive anyone crazy if they stayed there for too long.Normally, people would do all sorts of things just to feel that they were not alone. For example, they would talk to themselves or even sing out loud just to fill the void.However, Gu Xijiu did the opposite. She never even spoke a word.
After realizing that she had no way out, she stopped wasting her energy. Instead, she focused her attention only on meditating. Even though she could not properly use the spiritual energy that was sealed within her body, she still continued to meditate for a few hours at a time. Slowly, she would take a walk in the house before sitting down for another round of meditation.
“Xijiu, are you used to your life in here yet?” The golden door was suddenly open, three days later. Yun Yanli could be seen walking towards her with a big smile on his face.
Gu Xijiu did not answer him at all and continued to sit very still.
This action made Yun Yanli slightly irritated. Although he did not visit her in the past three days, he was able to see everything that happened in the dwelling. He had thought that Gu Xijiu would be very grumpy for being held captive, but she remained disciplined, like an ascetic monk with a tough will.
He took a walk around the place and said with a smile, “Xijiu, you have once told me about a young wife who lived in a plush house. I made a promise to myself back then that I would build you a golden house someday. Now, I have kept my word. How do you feel about this golden house? Do you like it?”
Scornfully, Gu Xijiu gave him a tight smile without saying anything.How did she actually feel?She felt that Yun Yanli was nothing but a cynical parvenu, a man with nothing else but money.When she was traveling with Yun Yanli in the Upper Bound in search of a Mighty Immortal, the journey was rather boring. Knowing how much the mussel liked to hear stories, she casually told it about the young wife with a plush house. Yun Yanli, who was just beside her, heard everything.Never had she expected that one day he would build her the same confinement in gold.
Nonetheless, a normal house that was made of gold would not be able to stop her from teleporting. Hence, Yun Yanli must have cast some spell over this place to block her from teleporting.
Yun Yanli tried to initiate some small talk with her, but she did not respond. It was as if he were dead to her.Annoyed, Yun Yanli decided to talk about something that she might be interested in. “Do you want to know what I have done to the jade statue?”
Gu Xijiu finally answered, but with mockery, “Did you get thrown away again?”
Yun Yanli was speechless.He acknowledged her with a sneer. “It is only a jade statue. Do you really think I cannot do anything to it? I have only been sparing it because of you.”
In fact, he had tried many ways to shatter the jade statue over the past three days, using heavy objects and even fire. He had thrown it hard against the floor, too, and even blasted it with his spiritual power. Nonetheless, the jade statue remained intact without even a scratch. The powerful seven-colored wizardry barrier around the statue was able to resist all the external forces he used. He was quite bothered about it.
He only brought it up to get Gu Xijiu’s attention, but she decided to uncover his lies right away. “You are not sparing it. The fact is that you can’t do anything to it. Don’t make yourself sound so great.”