Di Fuyi's face turned icy. " As I said, she is not running away out of guilt!" He then turned to cast a glance at the wife. "The truth! Tell me what happened!"
The wife trembled with fear. She avoided the essential details and dwelled on the trivial. "It is It is as what Mr. Huang has seen. Miss Gu has had a little brush with our princess, then then they started fighting."
"What were they fighting about? Who made the first move?"
The wife was at a loss for words.
Gu Xijiu had never left the town of the mermaids. She was smart enough to realize the fact that she was now in the depths of the deep sea. Even though she could easily teleport away, what if she ended up stranded in deep waters? She could not risk getting lost at sea.
At this very moment, she found herself at the carnival. Today was the annual carnival for the mermaids. It was a distinguished gathering and a bazaar for the sea creatures. Any members of the sea were eligible to take part. On this day, people were selling a vast variety of items, including some rare, priceless treasures that were unseen elsewhere. There were all sorts of programsadvertised as well.
Gu Xijiu was not interested in the programs. She found out from her conversation with the wife that there was a street that sold medicines during the carnival. They would be selling some rare herbs that could only be found at sea. Gu Xijiu noticed that the drug that Long Siye had formulated for her contained some herbs from the sea. The herbs could rarely be seen on the land, so she hoped that she would be lucky enough to obtain the herbs from the carnival. The chance to visit the sea was hard to come by.
There were plenty of stalls selling herbs along the street. Sure enough, she found exactly what she needed and more. All these herbs were impossible to be found on the land, and they were all sold at reasonable prices. The amount of money that she needed to buy all her desired herbs was equivalent to the cost of two dresses.
Unfortunately, the mermaids did not trade with silvers. Their currency was in the form of Tridacna pearls. Gu Xijiu did not have the kind of currency with her at all, not even one. However, it was not a big deal. It would be hard for her to worry about money, as someone like her would always find a way to make money.
First, she started looking for a casino. She had great hands, so it would be the fastest way for her to earn money from gambling. To her surprise, mermaids were different from humans. She could not find any casino, so she had to think of another way.
She explored the entire street and managed to find another opportunity. At the end of the street, there was a center stage that was magnificently decorated. There was a large crowd in front of the stage while a performer was still singing.
Gu Xijiu found out that there was a singing competition going on. The final contestant would stand a chance to receive a gift from the king. The award was a giant luminous pearl, gleaming its beautiful lights on the table in the middle of the stage.
The mermaids were excellent singers and dancers. Legends said that people would always find mermaid singing while they were sailing through the sea in the middle of the night. The mermaid would attract the ships with their voices and drew them into the storms, causing the entire vessels to sink killing all people onboard. Therefore, the people had always thought that all mermaids were sea monsters and that their singing was lethal.
Gu Xijiu watched the performance for a while and realized that all the mermaid had performed well. As for the audience, they were all generous enough to throw the pearls on to the stage as a form of encouragement if the contestants had performed well.
For the ones who were good at singing, the number of pearls found on stage was enough for her to buy the herbs. She was feeling confident.