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Di Fuyi took another glance at the surrounding black water and seemed to have a thought. “There must be something in the water that is affecting your state of mind. You are not the kind of person who gives up so easily.”
Gu Xijiu was hit by a sudden realization too. When did she become so weak and vulnerable?
It was not the end of the world! Even if it was and everything came crashing down, she would normally be out there challenging the impossible. Suicidal thoughts would never be her option.
It was then that she realized that the murky water corroded not only her skin but also diminished her will power.
Di Fuyi continued to have a conversation with her while treating her wounds. During their exchange, Gu Xijiu told him everything that happened here before he came. Obviously, the background of the woman in white came as an unpleasant surprise to Di Fuyi.
“That explains it. When I looked into the depths of her soul trying to find out who she was, I realized that she was just like you. I was utterly shocked, thinking that your soul had been swollen whole, which resulted in her looking exactly like you too. I did not realize that she was a demon that used to be part of the deepest obsession in your past life.”
Gu Xijiu was only a few hundred years old, which put her at a significantly more tender age compared to Di Fuyi, whose lifespan was stretched over tens of thousands of years in total. Many things that she could not solve were no problems for Di Fuyi at all.
It seemed Di Fuyi knew a lot more than her about demons. In fact, Gu Xijiu still wondered where she harvested all of her power. Also, it was rather strange that the demon truly had many of her characteristics, but perhaps they were skewed toward being more stubborn and ruthless. Gu Xijiu had doubts about the demon’s intention, and whether or not the images that she saw about her previous life were real. Needless to say, she found it unbelievable that Fan Qianshi was actually her disciple in her previous life.
She had no good feelings about this so-called disciple of hers. His hypocrisy and deceit were extremely bizarre.
Di Fuyi explained, “If I am not mistaken, those images that you saw were real. However, your understanding of the demon is not entirely correct. A demon is not a reincarnation of your soul, but an obsession that is rooted in you. You must have lacked some sort of fulfillment in your previous life, which prompted the demon to grow and become independent. Oddly, it should only exist in your mind rather than have its own concrete existence. The most that it can do is to stick to the physical body it originated in and control the person’s mind to commit something illogical. But this woman has become an independent individual, which is really odd.”
“Do you think the situation is different because the demon belonged to the Creation Deity?”
“A thought will still be a thought, regardless of whose mind it belonged to,” Di Fuyi answered.
A sudden realization dawned on Gu Xijiu. “I once heard that your father used to have a demon who impersonated him as an independent individual,” Gu Xijiu added.
“I heard about that from my father too. Even though his demon is an independent individual, it still adheres to him. Their characters are almost the same, but the demon is a little bit more stubborn. Also, the demon cannot stay too far away from him. He literally lives in the same mountain as my father, and they will meet once every six months. He has an unshakable loyalty to my father and has never gone against his will. This demon of yours, quite the contrary, wants you dead. I also find it rather odd that she has been able to exist for so long.”
“Could someone have been helping her this whole time?” Gu Xijiu was suddenly inspired.
Di Fuyi agreed, “Probably. It must be someone with a compelling background and a broad knowledge in all sorts of wayward doctrines.”