This Place Is Not Safe We Need To Go
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Gu Xijiu was obviously annoyed. Being the most respected figure on earth, people would always hold her in high regard and answer her every question without hesitation. However, the man was an exception. He was polite but never ceased to keep a distance from her. He never let his guard down with her.
Reluctant to waste another minute arguing, Gu Xijiu went straight to her point, “Where is the glacier? Where can I find the entrance?”
Di Fuyi still gazed at her intently. “I thought you were going to punish me,” he slowly answered.
“Hmm?” Gu Xijiu did not quite understand.
“After all, I have seen you in the water, by accident.”
Utterly embarrassed, that was the last topic that she wanted to talk about.
“As you said, it was an accident. You are so young, so I shall not be bothered.”
“Don’t you require any form of compensation?” Di Fuyi’s intention was questionable.
“What kind of compensation?” Gu Xijiu asked him back, curiously. Soon, she resorted to a solution. “Of course, you do need to compensate for my loss. Tell me about the entrance to the glacier, and that will be all,” she offered. She was reluctant to lower herself to the level of a young boy.
Di Fuyi continued to observe her. “That is all?”
Bewildered, Gu Xijiu did not expect him to offer his compensation so eagerly. She started to think of him as a decent man. Her impression of him had certainly changed a little, but it was a good chance for her to get what she wanted. “If you really feel sorry, you may take me personally to the entrance of the glacier. It would be great if you could share with me the rules about the place,” she added another request.
Di Fuyi was unimpressed. All of a sudden, the water in the pool could be seen bubbling from within the depths.
Panicked, he grasped Gu Xijiu by her wrist and urged, “This place is not safe. We need to go.”
As Gu Xijiu was still perplexed, he was too fast for her to keep up in an instant. Hence, she was literally pulled away. “Hey, what are we running away from?”
The answer lay in the water. Soon, the pool exploded violently. A gloom of violence and grudge immediately blotted out the sky, thus turning the bright afternoon sky into a state of dim, hazy glow.
Gu Xijiu looked behind and saw a giant, black shadow emerging from the pool right away. Darkness fell upon them. The only light was actually coming from the head of the giant shadow.
Fortunately, Gu Xijiu’s night vision helped her to see better in the dark. She noticed that the giant figure greatly resembled a dragon with pitch-black scales layered on every inch of its skin. Though black, its scales remained glossy and its eyes remained bright, like a pair of lights that flickered inconsistently in the dark.
“Could it be a dragon? No, it must be a Candle Dragon,” she thought.
The Candle Dragon was a mythical creature from very ancient times. It was neither a celestial being nor a demon, but its character was nothing short of violent. The slightest disturbance could result in the total destruction of the entire city.
Gu Xijiu never thought it had lain hidden beneath the water. Before she went into the pool, she first made sure that there was nothing around, so this came as a surprise to her. Could the deterioration of her spiritual power have affected the precision?
She had questions, but it was not the time to ask them. At least, Gu Xijiu no longer depended on Di Fuyi to run on foot. Instead, she chose to teleport.
The Candle Dragon was a violent, ferocious being as the result of its birth from the essence of heaven and earth. It had been around for at least tens of thousands of years.
If she still had her full power, the Candle Dragon would not pose any risk to her at all. However, her current circumstances left her no chance to fight. She had to run away as fast as she could.
Fortunately, nothing was able to surpass the speed of her teleportation skill thus far. Very soon, they were already a hundred miles away from the pool. But even from that far, they could still hear the creature howling in protest. The whole ground shook along with the intensity of the sound.
The Candle Dragon was a moody creature. Once there were no disturbances in sight, it would usually quiet down and restore tranquility to the land. This was what Gu Xijiu had expected it to do.
Therefore, after traveling hundreds of miles, Gu Xijiu wanted to take a rest.