I Refuse To Be Taken Advantage Of Any Longer (3)
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It was a common belief that when a man and a woman worked together, the chemistry between the opposite sexes would often result in positive outcomes. This belief was proven with the dynamic duo’s increased efficiency.
Just two months later, Gu Xijiu’s spiritual power had substantially recovered by more than 20 percent, which was even higher than expected. Clearly, Di Fuyi had something to do with that.
The unexpected increase in Gu Xijiu’s spiritual power had also largely enhanced her kung fu. Therefore, she now had access to some of the spells that she had not been able to use for a long while.
Clouded by the satisfaction, the more Gu Xijiu looked at Di Fuyi, the more pleasing he became to her eyes. She cultivated all alone in the glacier for six months before, but the painstaking effort only ended up increasing her spiritual power by two percent. That seemed to be the maximum that she could achieve.
Never had she thought that her cultivation this time around would result in significant improvements. She suspected that the little ice cabin that Di Fuyi had built must have contributed to the unexpected improvement. Perhaps, Di Fuyi’s regular embrace was part of the reason, too.
They were not exactly close, so there was no way she could ask him to hang around just in case she needed him again. However, she could talk to him about letting her keep the ice cabin. After all, she needed a place to stay during her next visit to the glacier.
She told him about keeping the cabin, and he quickly agreed with only one condition. He requested her presence for a trip to the Devil Kingdom.
Puzzled, she studied him for a while to figure out his intention. “I believe that your next visit to the Devil Kingdom is by invitation, right? Anyway, you have earned enough respect for them to treat you like an honorable guest, so there should not be any need for me to be there. My presence is not required to make you look any better, so why bother?”
Smilingly, Di Fuyi responded somewhat ambiguously, “Are you really there to make me look better? Can’t you be there just to bask in my fame and status?”
Gu Xijiu turned her head away from him. “Stop trying to fool me. I am not related to you in any way.”
Di Fuyi did not know how to answer her. He just stared at her blankly as he took another step forward. “Is that a yes or a no?”
Gu Xijiu did not even look back. “Relax. I only need three more days here. See you then.” She waved goodbye to him.
Slowly, she walked into the blizzard again. Di Fuyi stood and watched as she gradually disappeared in the snow. A moment later, he returned to the ice cabin and took a walk around the house while tracing the walls from time to time. It did not take long before a complete set of jewelry emerged in different corners.
There was a hairpin, a necklace, a bracelet, and a pair of earrings. The jewelry set was the one that he offered to Gu Xijiu as a gift not too long ago.
He picked them up and started talking to the accessories, “She is unaware that part of her speedy recovery is because of you. I know that she will eventually accept these gifts. It is only a matter of time. When I am accomplished and recognized, I will formally give you out to her again.”
He stood frozen for a while, trying to immerse himself in her sweet scent that still lingered in the air. With his eyes closed, he seemed to open up his arms in a hugging motion.
Gu Xijiu was still worried about her disciple, so she decided to return to Tianyin Valley to examine his injuries.
What had happened between them was unpleasant, so she decided to keep a low profile and snuck into Tianyin Valley without alerting anyone.
Everything in the Tianyin Valley was just the same; the serenity remained undisturbed. Even with her absence for the past two months, the place was still surprisingly tidy and well organized.
While maneuvering through the Tianyin Valley, Gu Xijiu hid her tracks by using the invisibility spell. By merely eavesdropping on a conversation between her servants, she knew that Fan Qianshi’s injuries were almost fully recovered. He was able to walk on his own and had started to work hard on improving his kung fu.
His impressive achievement in upgrading his status to a Great Deity had also attracted many to come here and congratulate him.