Accepting A Disciple (4)
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Since Gu Xijiu’s life was already coming to an end, it seemed pointless for her to pursue a disciple that did not need her. Hence, she never really brought it up.
Nevertheless, now that she was drunk, filter in her mouth and brain no longer worked. She finally told him what she had been thinking all this time. Intuitively, she knew it was the right time to talk, so she seized the moment.
“All right, I promise,” Di Fuyi promptly said.
As soon as he made that promise, a streak of lightning came flashing down from within the clouds. The dazzling streak surrounded the duo like gilts flying around the air. Di Fuyi was dumbstruck by what had happened.
Gu Xijiu, on the other hand, seemed very happy. “A promise has been made, further enhanced by the streak of flash. From now on, you will be my disciple.”
Di Fuyi was still in shock and did not utter a word.
Gu Xijiu kept on smiling victoriously. “About that, I just remembered that my real name is Xijiu. The name that you offered resonates it just well.”
Speechless, Di Fuyi tried to make sense of the situation. He had a feeling that he had been fooled, big time. Although he could not believe that drunk Gu Xijiu had deceived him, he was rather amused by the absurdity of the entire situation.
He took a look at the sky and then looked back at her in disbelief. She could not even sit properly when she was drunk. Also, he could not believe that a joke of his would end up becoming a solemn promise.
Gu Xijiu could not hide the happiness that was blossoming from within her. She reached out to him and said, “What a great disciple you are. You should start showing me more respect. Here, give me some wine.”
Respect? Di Fuyi was quite puzzled by her request.“I thought you would use your newly established authority to ask for the pill.”
She had honestly forgotten about that. “All right, hand me the pill.” She moved closer to him.
As requested, Di Fuyi put a pill on her palm, and Gu Xijiu immediately popped it into her mouth. In a second, she disapproved of the pill. “What a lie. The pill you gave me is to keep me sober.”
The pills looked and tasted almost the same, but Gu Xijiu could still tell them apart even with the slightest taste.She wanted him to know that she was not someone who could be easily fooled.
This came as a relief for Di Fuyi as he was glad that she was not too drunk.
“Why did you give me this pill?”
“Because you need it, so I was being kind.”
“Oh, but I am not drunk. People are dumb when they are drunk, but not me, I have successfully made you a disciple.”
Di Fuyi was speechless. It was a topic he would very much like to avoid right now.For the first time, he felt stupid.
Everything happened when she was drunk, so perhaps he needed to settle the matter once and for all, while she was still drunk.
He then took out a pill. It was the one that Gu Xijiu had wanted from the beginning. He revealed it briefly in front of her eyes and asked, “Do you still want it?”
“Yes, give it to me.”
“All right, repeat after me, and this pill will be yours. If you do it well, I might consider giving you two pills.”
Gu Xijiu became immediately intrigued. “What is it?”
“Listen up, say: Di Fuyi, you are no longer my disciple.”
Gu Xijiu shook her head vigorously in protest. “No!” She rejected his request without a second thought.
Di Fuyi tried to persuade her, “As far as I am concerned, you do not exactly like me, do you?”
“Right, you are too calculative, in my opinion. I do not like that,” Gu Xijiu told him how she really felt, and Di Fuyi was quite surprised to hear it.