The entire underground palace was slowly engulfed by what appeared to be a never-ending flow of lava. There was no time for chit-chat, so all of them quickly got onboard. When the hatch was sealed, Gu Xijiu could finally heave a sigh of relief. Di Fuyi had planned everything thoroughly. He even had these ships under his control. No wonder he was willing to fight back.
Gu Xijiu looked outside and saw that the underground palace swallowed by the lava. There were sounds of explosions and cracking now and then. It was overwhelming.
Long Fan had painstakingly built up the underground palace from scratch, but it collapsed within a moment. The guards of the underground palace were as good as dead, buried alive in the very place they used to call home. Di Fuyi's followers only managed to rescue six of them, and they were all on one ship.
There were four passengers in Gu Xijiu's ship – herself, Di Fuyi, Long Siye and the lady in the yellow dress. The lady in yellow was very straightforward and frank in whatever she did. She was also very well educated as she managed to sail the vessel quite well. It was only a little shaky.
"Master, what a great fight! We did not fight a bloody fight to get to the nest of the Omen. The vessel's system is very complicated, but fortunately, I can finally master it after spending a day trying to work it out." That was the first thing that she said to Di Fuyi after he got onboard.
Next, she turned to speak to Gu Xijiu, "Miss Gu is amazing! You could approach and stab the Omen. If you did not stab him, I am afraid that it would not have been an easy fight. We might have had to work a lot harder."
She was apparently interested in Gu Xijiu's teleportation skill. Her face brightened up with excitement. "Did Miss Gu use her Qing Gong when she seized the swords from the two men? It was so fast! I have never seen any Kung Fu as fast as that!"
"Be quiet! Sail the ship!" Before Gu Xijiu could respond to her enthusiastic remarks, Di Fuyi responded first.
The lady touched the tip of her nose before responding. "Yes, master."
Before she turned around, she did not forget to introduce herself. "Miss Gu, I am Li Mengxia. You can address me as Xiao Li or Xiao Xia."
After that, she said nothing more and continued to sail the ship.
Gu Xijiu finally had the chance to speak to Long Siye, "Teacher Long, we are lucky to have you. No words can express my appreciation for your help."
Long Siye's disguise was not easy to remove so he still had the wretched appearance of Doctor Li. However, the that surrounded his character had utterly changed. There was a sense of elegance underneath the skin of his superficial portrayal.
After he got onboard, he seemed to have cleared his mind from distractions and sat calmly as if a monk without any worldly passions. He looked down in response to Gu Xijiu's gratitude remarks. "Xijiu, you are most welcome. I am the one who had started all this. I had to do it, even if I had to risk my life."
A wave of mixed emotions surrounded Gu Xijiu, but at the same time, she was relieved. Long Siye had betrayed her twice. It would be a lie if she said she was not hurt at all.
Although what she had for him was not love, what they had forged was nothing less than a profound friendship. No one would be able to let go after being betrayed by a very close friend. Yet, she refused to let her sadness show.
Gu Xijiu could no longer trust Long Siye, which explained why she insisted on going on separate ways the last time they made their escape. It was true that she did not want to get him into trouble, however, she also did not want to have to keep watching her back in the event that he would betray her again. She just wanted to part ways and never see each other again.
To her surprise, she did not expect him to come back in such an appearance. Gu Xijiu had seen him a few times when he played his role as Doctor Li. They even had a brief conversation, but she could not even tell the difference. Apparently, he was very devoted to his character.