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Gu Xijiu did not answer, and Di Fuyi realized that he had been quite harsh to her ever since their reunion. In the end, he sighed and lowered his voice as he continued, “All right, Xijiu, I am sure that Hao Er is doing just fine. You should be worried about yourself right now. Your injuries cannot be left untreated any longer. Please, do as I say.”
At this time, Gu Xijiu was feeling more relieved by his reassurance. She listened to his instructions and started channeling her spiritual power as instructed.
Di Fuyi assisted her whenever he could and estimated that it would take an hour for the wounds to develop connective tissues and turn into scars.
While the treatment proceeded, Di Fuyi also managed to answer all of her questions.
“I had to use the Soul Extracting spell to be here.”
“I did not know anything that was going on here, but I had to come.”
“Don’t worry. There is nothing that can stop me from going out. If there are any hindrances, it only means that I need to put in a little more effort.”
“We have been married for so long. There is nothing about you that I do not know. Other than her physical body, which I believe belongs to you, the two of you have nothing in common at all. I realized that something was off as soon as she put herself into my arms. Nevertheless, I took some time to entertain her because I was not sure if your soul was also trapped in the body. A few touches were enough for me to tell that your soul was not there.”
“It was easy for me to tell that you were trapped here because the woman had thought that I was fooled, so she lost all her bearings in a moment of pride. She kept throwing glances at this rock as if showing off to someone. I would not dare to address myself as your husband if I failed to see that you are here.”
“Yes, I went away with Hao Er because I realized that her strength was evil and powerful. I would be defeated if we were to get into a head-on battle. Fortunately, I found an excuse to get away from her to do some preparations before I led her into a trap. I needed to buy more time so that I could come back to you. Also, the person that you saw was not Hao Er.”
He answered everything, succinctly. Gu Xijiu felt that all her concerns were responded to at once.
Gu Xijiu could still talk while she was carrying out her treatment, so she replied, “I somehow knew that Hao Er was fake, but I was not able to prove it before I was imprisoned.”
The dark water continued to rise while they talked, but Di Fuyi’s wizardry barrier was strong enough to resist the pressure. Therefore, the rising water only managed to cover up the wizardry barrier and did not penetrate it.
Gu Xijiu was unduly frightened, especially when she found out that the majority of her skin was severely burned. She thought that she would never be able to recover.
But as always, Di Fuyi’s presence shone a light of hope on her. He looked a little sad, but he remained composed the entire time. He would still joke around with her as though everything was going to be all right. Of course, she found it very reassuring.
Of all the people in the world, Gu Xijiu was the one who knew him best. He always had a solution to every problem. They had been through many hardships together and overcame all of them with ease thanks to his quick wits. She was sure that it would be the same this time.
Joyfully, she hugged Di Fuyi’s waist and said, “I know you will always find a way.”
As for Gu Xijiu’s injuries, burns were the hardest to endure, especially the ones that she had just suffered.
Di Fuyi knew how it must have felt as he got a taste of it when he first arrived. It was a pain that not even the toughest man could easily withstand.
Di Fuyi took a look at the woman in his arms before he rubbed her head most affectionately. “It is okay to scream if you are still in pain. Don’t hold it in. No one else can hear you.”
“I am feeling much better now.” Gu Xijiu dismissed his concern.
Di Fuyi continued to look at her. “When I was examining your pulse, I noticed that you tried to use the Soul Dissipating Spell. Did you try to kill yourself?”
“I thought that I was never going to leave this place. Hence, I would rather die than be trapped here for all eternity,” Gu Xijiu answered in a firm tone.
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