Chapter 2402 – The Search (2)
Zhu Duqing had a special connection to the bamboo house, so he quickly made an opening for Gu Xijiu after he heard her knocking. He smiled as soon as he saw Gu Xijiu slowly emerge from his soundproof fortress. “Master, congratulations on the successful alchemy!”
Gu Xijiu was tired, but her spirits remained high. “Where are they?”
Zhu Duqing hissed to convey his disapproval. “Di Fuyi seems to be resting; more accurately, he is meditating. Yun Qingluo is hurt. The men are keeping an eye on her. They are there.”
Di Fuyi was sitting at a spot that was not too far away from the bamboo house. Gu Xijiu spotted him almost immediately. Di Fuyi sat with his legs crossed and his eyes closed. He sat there calmly, like a man in enlightenment.
Gu Xijiu’s heart skipped a beat. She always found him unusually charming when he sat like that; it was like someone she knew from a long time ago. Quickly, she moved her eyes away from him and decided to leave him alone. She should not interrupt the man in his meditation. Distracting him could waste his efforts.
Zhu Duqing was still beside her. He took a look at the pill in her hand and asked, “Is this the pill that you have just made? Does it work? Should we wake Yun Qingluo up and let her have a look?”
“No need. I know what I am doing,” Gu Xijiu turned down his suggestion. She was confident in her abilities. Also, she did not want to talk to Yun Qingluo anymore.
She then asked Zhu Duqing to secure the perimeters while she went looking for a quiet place to take the pill. After that, she proceeded to use her spiritual power to set the pill in effect. About an hour later, she was delighted to find out that the toxins in her body had been completely cured. She could finally feel a sense of relief.
“I am well!” She exclaimed, with a hopeful leap into the air. Her voice echoed; so, everyone could hear it.
Zhu Duqing congratulated her first. Then, both escorts, Jin and Hua, heard her and quickly approached to congratulate her as well. Gu Xijiu noted their kindness with thanks.
Their teamwork had left her with a great positive impression. The men were still responsible for Yun Qingluo’s safety, so they quickly returned to their spot after some small talk. They did not want to comment too much on the situation. The Devil King was only close by, so he should be the one to do the talking. They should only be involved upon request.
Also, the Devil King had always been unpredictable. Hence, they could barely understand what he was thinking. Therefore, they dared not take the matter lightly for fear that they might ruin his plan.
“Master Xijiu, now that you are healthy again, should we leave? This is not a place that we should extend our stay,” Zhu Duqing proposed.
Gu Xijiu gave Di Fuyi another look and realized that he was still meditating. He did not even move his eyes. Their departure from this place was certainly unrelated to Di Fuyi. Gu Xijiu thought about it and decided not to disturb him. She talked to Guardian Jin and told him that she was about to leave. Panicked, he said, “Miss Gu, can you leave when the Devil King is awake? He worried about you a lot, at least tell him that you are well and healthy before you leave.”
Gu Xijiu politely replied, “There is no need for that. You can tell him on my behalf. I have other matters to attend to, so I really should not stay. Please let him know that I will surely repay his kindness someday for what he has done for me today.”
She then offered him a few bottles of medicine. “These pills can cure many types of common toxins. You will be cured, as long as the toxin is not something complicated. This is my token of appreciation for your help today.”