Long Siye was very flexible as well, so both of them managed to assume the characteristics of the guards they stole their uniforms from very well. People could hardly tell them apart even if they were standing right in front of them.
Long Siye was very thoughtful in his actions. He found a man and a woman who resembled their physical appearances. All he had to do was knock them out and place them in the prison cell and Gu Xijiu's room respectively. He even let Gu Xijiu change their appearances.
The man in the prison cell was made to look like Long Siye. He was handcuffed and made to lean against the wall. He seemed like he was either meditating or contemplating.
When Long Siye was imprisoned, there was hardly anyone who came to visit. In fact, there was hardly anyone there at all. Therefore, no one would even notice the difference.
The woman in Gu Xijiu's room was placed on her bed to appear as though she was deep in her sleep. Thus, no one would disturb her for the time being.
Everything was in place without any flaws. Both of them stormed out of the room boldly. The guards along their way had even greeted them politely without any second guesses.
While they were walking past the pyramid building, Gu Xijiu paid particular attention to it and noticed that only four guards were securing the entrance. The place was a restricted area, so there was no one else around.
They were supposed to walk straight past it, but Gu Xijiu suddenly changed her course and went towards the direction of the pyramid. Long Siye was surprised, so he sent a directed audio to her. "What are you doing?"
Gu Xijiu was direct. "I am driven by curiosity. Let's take a look."
Gu Xijiu had briefly measured the time since Mo Zhao had left. It was less than an hour. She overheard his instructions to his followers that he would be away for at least a day and would be back in three days at the latest. Thus, she was not concerned that he would show up anytime soon.
Long Fan was so absorbed in his research that he had been neglecting his sleep and meals. He would work round the clock and would not leave his place for long intervals. Therefore, they could afford to deviate from their primary plan.
Although Long Siye was thoroughly confused, he followed her steps without speaking another word.
"Leader Xia and Leader Zhang, why are you here?" The four guards were perplexed by their sudden visit.
Smilingly, Gu Xijiu responded, "The Great Lord is away, and the defense here is strongly fortified. You may take a break now. I can see that you must have had a long day. I can show you something fun that I have recently learned to help you kill time."
The four of them had been guarding the same place almost every day. They stood still with nothing else to do, and their boredom was indeed becoming unbearable. They certainly would not take a break from their job while the Great Lord was present, but with their leader's reassuring words, they would happily accept her request.
They spoke and acted as though they were reluctant, but their eyes were already locked on Gu Xijiu, waiting for her to show them what she mentioned.
Gu Xijiu took out a stack of cards and was about to teach them a new way to play. While they were having fun, Gu Xijiu tried to find out about the interior of the building by asking them seemingly casual questions. They were unfortunately unaware of it. They just knew that Long Fan and the Great Lord placed a high emphasis on this building, so only they had access to the building. It was impossible for others to enter.
Gu Xijiu was even firmer with her conclusion now. While they were still in the game, she administered some doses of medicine to all four of them. Unknowingly, they were already dazed and would obey anything that they were instructed to do. Dispirited, they stood still.
The pyramid's entrance must be bearing the most secure password. However, it was nothing in Gu Xijiu's eyes, as she was trained to be the best assassin. Moreover, she had Long Siye with her, who was aware of Long Fan's exact details. Opening the door would be a breeze for them.
Long Siye did not understand what she was trying to do, but again he did not question her. He had always been a quiet person, and he remained completely silent as he coordinated with her every move.
The things that were hidden in the pyramid seemed exceedingly valuable. Many hidden mechanisms were laid out in the pyramid to trap any intruders. Anyone who was unaware of the traps would either be severely wounded or turned into a pool of blood within their first few steps into the building.
Their journey into the building had been threatening but not dangerous. Finally, Gu Xijiu and Long Siye made it to the core structure. Lying in front of them was a massive glass coffin. They both saw the body that was lying in it.
Long Siye was an expert on clones. His expression changed immediately when he saw through the glass coffin. "It is a clone that naturally possesses a spiritual power of level nine!"
Gu Xijiu clenched her fist tightly. She was right! She maintained her composure as she took a few steps around the coffin. She could not help but massage her eyebrows knowing the trouble they would be in if the process were complete.
The inside and outside of the glass coffin were protected by many hidden mechanisms. An alarm would be immediately triggered even with the slightest of touches. They might as well forget about destroying the body. Any triggering of alarms would expose their whereabouts, and it would become impossible for them to escape.
Gu Xijiu knew that this was the perfect time for her to destroy this evil body. There could hardly be any opportunities in the future. However, if they proceeded to destroy the body, the entire laboratory would be shut down immediately, and there would be no escape for them. They could even trigger the release of a poisonous gas that could instantly kill them. Not to mention that Long Fan and the rest of the guards would be alarmed by the intrusion. Under their current circumstances, the chances of escaping the palace would be equal to zero.
While Gu Xijiu was deeply absorbed in her thoughts, Long Siye gasped in sudden realization. "Although we cannot destroy the clone, I can add something to it."
Gu Xijiu turned to look at him. "What is that?"
Without further explanation, Long Siye walked directly towards the opposite side of the coffin that was attached to the tubes. There was a reaction cell for the input of medicine. From here, the medicine would flow into the tubes and thus enter the body of the clone to provide it with nutrients.
Long Siye took a look at the medicines as he tried to tell the ingredients apart. Then, he took out a type of red powder and added it to the reaction cell.
The powder blended in without causing any difference to the system. None of the mechanisms of the coffin were triggered.
Although Gu Xijiu was knowledgeable in the field of medicine, she had not learned a thing about cloning. She had no idea about the powder that Long Siye had added.
Long Siye seemed to have noticed her confusion, so he proceeded to explain to her, "The powder is a type of…" He briefly revealed some relevant concepts so Gu Xijiu could understand the function of the powder.
The powder would enter the nervous system of the body and slowly deteriorate the nerves of the clone. After it comes alive, it would not take long before the clone would be destroyed. Even with a spiritual power of level nine, it would still deteriorate. It would even become paralyzed.
Gu Xijiu was perplexed. "Why do you have it with you?"
Long Siye puckered his thin lips and responded, "What if I said that I have always been wanting to give you these medicines? Would you believe it?"
Gu Xijiu shook her head. "No, I won't!"
Long Siye looked down. "Then I have nothing else to say."
He took quite a lot of medicines with him that he had been working on over the past two years. Their toxicity was untested, but the doses were enough to cause poisonous reactions. The poison was meant to be used as a self-protection in time of danger.
Gu Xijiu took another look at the glass coffin. If it had been possible, she would have covered the clone with the acidic solutions. However, she also noticed that there were plenty of other instruments used to measure the dosage of the applied medicine. If she added something that was extremely stimulating, the alarm might go off.
Never mind, if Long Siye was right, the clone would be handicapped even after it comes alive.