The Master Of The Heavenly Law (2)
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He raised his hand to put Gu Xijiu’s messy hair back in place. From the way he acted, she could tell how casually he treated her. Suddenly, Gu Xijiu had a thought that the boy was actually an adult who resided in the body of a toddler. The sudden thought sparked an idea in her head, so she asked him directly, “Di Hao, did you come from the future?”
Distracted, Di Hao stopped messing with her hair and gazed at Gu Xijiu intensely. He was impressed by her precise assumption. It was rumored that a pregnant woman would lose the ability to think straight for at least three years after giving birth. Obviously, the same saying did not apply to his mother.
His eyes lingered on Gu Xijiu’s stomach for a while before looking away. “You can assume so.” There were things that he was not allowed to share. Once he did, he would immediately vanish. Moreover, he had an unaccomplished mission to attend to. He turned his eyes towards the man in the stars and smiled. “There he is!”
What was the boy talking about? Gu Xijiu followed his gaze and was surprised by what she saw. The master of the heavenly law, who highly resembled Di Fuyi, was still sitting in his canoe. However, there was another man in black who suddenly appeared and greeted him politely with a boy, “My Star Lord.”
The man in black was obscured in a cloud of mist, so Gu Xijiu could not get a clear view of his face. She only had a feeling that the man was somewhat similar to the master of the heavenly law.
Black was the coldest color of all. So, for a man who dressed entirely in black, he would either be very cool or very serious. She looked at the man in front of her and found him to be quite elegant and graceful. Furthermore, his aura was equally powerful and intimidating as the master of the heavenly law.
From what she observed, the man did not look like a follower, but more like a friend. Otherwise, he would have greeted the master of the heavenly law with a bow.
The master of heavenly law was still seated, casually lifting his chin with one hand. “Let us have a round, shall we?”
“Better to accept the offer than to refuse it politely,” the man in black swiftly agreed. The master of the heavenly law waved his sleeves, and a chess set immediately appeared between them. On the board, all they had were a series of stars as opposed to black and white pieces.
The men took their seats and started playing. Gu Xijiu knew how to play chess, but the way they played it was too complicated for her to understand. Their chess was nothing close to anything she was familiar with.
Each of them had hundreds of star pieces, placed in a jumbled manner. Between the stars, there were many similarities, but each with different colors and brightness. A crisscross network of stars made it rather confusing for her to tell which pieces actually belonged to whom properly.
Both of the men were, nonetheless, very familiar with their pieces. The way they played the game was swift and accurate. It was obvious that they played the game quite often.
At first, Gu Xijiu was quite dazzled by the number of stars on the board, as she could hardly differentiate them. However, her impressive memory helped her memorize the sequence of their moves. There were about 2,000 pieces, but she never let any of the moves slip.
When she could finally differentiate their pieces, she started to know who was actually on the winning side. It looked like the master of the heavenly law was leading the game.
The boy next to her was looking at the game attentively. After a while, he started to explain the rules to her, “Mother, you cannot recognize the pieces, can you? They are different from normal chess pieces. The game is actually known as the Starry Law Chess. The composition is all about the law of the stars.”
The boy was certainly knowledgeable. Gu Xijiu threw another quick look at him and said, “You seem to know many things. Where did you learn all of that?” She tried to get more information from him.
However, the boy was able to keep the secret to himself by answering her briefly, “From my family.”