Could It Be Fan Qianshi?
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Could it be Fan Qianshi? Based on their interactions in the desert earlier, it seemed that he was also helplessly trapped. In fact, he did not even seem to be able to put up a fight against the demon.
Di Fuyi thought about it for a moment and gave his opinion, “As you said, the demon has been trapped here, undisturbed and unmoved for tens of thousands of years. It only emerged as a problem about 20,000 years ago, which indicates that someone must have dropped by and disrupted the balance in the desert, turning it into a tool for the demon to consume lives and grow its power. There are two possible reasons why the demon has become independent. First of all, she inherited some memories and capabilities from the Creation Deity. Secondly, she has taken away many lives of powerful people whose souls were patched and kneaded to sustain her existence.”
Gu Xijiu murmured, “Her existence is a mixture of so many lives. No wonder she knows so much. I thought that her knowledge came from the conversations she hadwith the people who died here. Little did I know it was from their souls that she had consumed.”
“Are you having doubts about yourself?” Di Fuyi gently caressed her hair as he asked.
Gu Xijiu did not doubt her own capability. She always knew that she was not perfect, to begin with anyway.
Then, Di Fuyi planted a soft kiss on her forehead. “You don’t need to doubt yourself. I love the way you are, being perfectly imperfect.”
Feeling a little lost, Gu Xijiu was not sure if it was meant to be a compliment or an insult.
She gave him a light kick and added, “You are not perfect either. Your cooking is terrible.”
“We are two of a kind, so we should stop belittling each other.”
He then kissed the tip of her nose and continued, “Are you still in great pain?”
Gu Xijiu said nothing at first. She paused for a moment and suddenly realized why he had been blabbering on and on. He was trying to divert her attention away from her physical pain.
Indeed, she was feeling much better now. The pain was bearable.
Di Fuyi then studied her complexion and said, “The pain should have subsided. Some colors have finally returned to your cheeks,” he complimented, before giving her a soft kiss on the lips.
The man had kissed her three times in quick succession. For that, Gu Xijiu was feeling blessed. Nonetheless, she pushed him away out of the blue.
Di Fuyi was rather perplexed by her action as she was leaning in for another kiss when she suddenly pushed him away. “What is the matter?”
Gu Xijiu did not answer his bewilderment. Instead, she retrieved a mirror.
One quick look at her reflection almost prompted her to toss it away.
She looked at Di Fuyi in disbelief. “I look horribly repulsive, and yet you still managed to kiss me.”
Her wounds were beginning to form scars, but they had not entirely recovered. Her skin was covered entirely in patches of scabs and scars, and half of her hair was gone, making her look terribly unkempt. On top of that, there were three big scars on her face, which made her feel rather embarrassed.
He still kissed her, regardless.
Di Fuyi stroked her face gently. “Don’t feel bad. This look of yours is quite unique. Wait for me to retrieve your body. You will be able to have a good, long rest then. I am sure that all of your wounds will recover just fine.”
Gu Xijiu felt a sudden sense of hopelessness at the task he had. It would not be easy for him to retrieve her body.
The demon was way too powerful. They would not be able to defeat her if they worked together. To make matters worse, both of them were still trapped.
She looked at Di Fuyi and was reminded of a question that was left unanswered. “This place is hard to get out of, so it must be difficult to get in as well. How did you manage to come here? By the way, if your soul is here, where is your body?”
Di Fuyi grasped her hand before he answered, “This place is the same as the desert, which permits only entry. I did not face any difficulty coming in. As for my body, it is safe on the outside of the desert. Nothing is going to happen to it.”