"You brought me here to see a mermaid? Where can I see one? Do we need to prepare anything to dive into the lake?"
"No, there is a way for us to attract them to come out of the lake and meet us."
Gu Xijiu cheerfully asked, "How?"
Di Fuyi took out a flute, "Come on. You sing a song, and I'll play the music."
Gu Xijiu was speechless. She almost thought that the reason he had brought her here was to hear her sing beside the lake.
She was smart and asked, "Is it because the mermaids are good at singing? So you want me to sing to attract them to come out and compete with me?"
"You are half correct. It is not for you to compete but to qualify yourself to enter the mermaid tribe. Mermaids like to sing very much, and they like people who can sing well. Anyone who can sing and attract the purple petals beside the lake to dance along will be their most distinguished guest. Also, you can enter their night market to buy things if you are successful."
Gu Xijiu had heard about the sea market of the mermaids which sold a lot of rare treasures.
Many wealthy and powerful men had tried different ways to enter the sea market, but only a few of them were successful after so many years. People would recall them in particularaccounts of local history. Locals treated these stories as legends.
Few knew that there was a sea market under Moonlight Lake and that it had very peculiar rules.
Gu Xijiu was very confident in her vocals. Her singing was comparable to many singers in the modern world. If she was not a killer at that time, she might have become a famous artist.
The cloned body she was using was almost the same as the one in her past life. Even her voice was similar. Thus, Gu Xijiu was not worried.
She sang the song "Wish People for a Long Time" by Teresa Teng.
She used to like this song a lot. It had meaningful words as well as a beautiful rhythm. Just when she started to sing, she found that it was different to sing beside the lake as compared to singing at other places.
There was a sound effect when she sang here, and it was even better than singing with a microphone!
When Di Fuyi played the flute along with her singing, the effect was even more phenomenal. It was perfect!
The flute's tone was magical, and the sound was clear. Both the music and her singing complemented each other very well. Unsurprisingly, the tree at the lakeside was moving along with her song. When the tree moved, the flower petals fell from the tree and came close to the both of them. They surrounded them and danced along with them.
The view was dream-like as though they were in a fantasy. However, what happened next made Gu Xijiu feel like she was in a dream.
The peaceful lake suddenly rolled fiercely. Meanwhile, the waves were growing more prominent, and a platform appeared from the surface of the lake. It looked like a lotus in full blossom. On the platform, two ladies dressed in light blue greeted them. "I have received an order to invite both of you into the city of the mermaids."
Di Fuyi held Gu Xijiu's hand and jumped onto the platform, "Please, lead the way into the water." The platform closed like a lotus bud and sank into the water.
At first, Gu Xijiu thought that the lake was not very deep and that it was probably only ten meters in height at most. However, the lotus bud had dived for almost half an hour and still did not stop.
Gu Xijiu wondered, and she asked Di Fuyi using her directed audio, "Is this lake that deep?" She felt that they had dived down almost a few kilometers!
"The lake is only an entrance leading to the city of the mermaids. We are currently in the deep sea." Di Fuyi replied her through directed audio too.