He was careless. He had prepared a cloned body here but had forgotten that he was unable to sustain the coldness here in his current condition.
A thousand miles away, inside Fucang Hall, Gu Xijiu did not know what had happened inside the ice cave.
She gave up after trying several times to regain the sense she experienced earlier and temporarily believed with what Di Fuyi had said.
The injection prepared by Long Siye was shattered, and was now useless. Besides, Di Fuyi was still injured, and he would not be able to help her swap back into her old body.
Gu Xijiu felt depressed. Therefore, after she had finished applying the medicine on him, she reminded him to rest for a few more days. She then turned away and prepared to leave the room. However, she was held back by Di Fuyi.
She was shocked. "Anything else?"
Di Fuyi pulled her into his arms and looked at her. "Are you angry?"
Gu Xijiu paused and shook her head. "No." Though he had violently removed Long Siye from Fucang Hall, she understood that he was doing it for her good. Though she did not feel happy, she was not angry either. She was just somewhat depressed because she was unable to return to her original body.
Di Fuyi felt sorry for her, but he smiled and said, "Let's go. I will bring you somewhere." He then escorted her away without any further explanation.
"Where are we going? Don't you want to practice to speed up your recovery?" Gu Xijiu was a bit perplexed. She thought that the most important thing to do now was to practice.
"You'll know after you have reached the place."
The moon in the sky was big and bright. The clouds were floating gracefully, and it covered half of the moon. It was a serene and quiet night.
The lake was sparkling, and Gu Xijiu could not see the end of it. Based on her estimation, the lake was double the size of Dongting Lake.
Theembankment at the lakeside was unique as it was made from a kind of moonlight white sand. It felt like a dream and did not look like something you would find in reality.
Gu Xijiu knew about this lake. It was located 500 miles away from the capital of the Feixing Kingdom. It was called Moonlight Lake.
According to her knowledge, this lake was an evil lake. Rumour had it that there was a cannibal monster living inside the lake. The beast would eat all the adventurers who came to explore the place.
Everyone was afraid of talking about the lake. Thus, Gu Xijiu never expected that Di Fuyi would bring her to this place and she did not even know that it was so beautiful!
"Do you think that there is a devil inside this lake?" Gu Xijiu stood at the bank and looked at the lake as she asked. "It feels very peaceful though."
"Don't worry. Even if there is a monster inside, it will not eat you." Di Fuyi smiled. "It's just a gimmick created by the mermaids to scare people so that they will not come and disturb them."
"Mermaids?" Gu Xijiu raised her eyebrows. "Is there a mermaid living in the lake? Aren't the legendary mermaids supposed to live in the sea?"
Di Fuyi smiled. "You will soon find out."
Gu Xijiu felt excited. She had heard countless stories about mermaids, but had yet to see one in real life. Numerous legends about the mermaids started bubbling in her mind, which included the famous love story about a mermaid and a human being.