Gu Xijiu sat down in front of him and leisurely said, "If that is the case, shall I call you as Grandpa Di in the future?"
Di Fuyi placed his cup on the table and stared at her. "You can try!"
He sounded like he was threatening her. Gu Xijiu was smart enough to know when should she stop challenging him. Therefore, she coughed and tried changing the topic. "I think it's better for me to call you Celestial Master Zuo."
It sounded strange to him, but she had used to call him Celestial Master Zuo, so whenever she addressed him like this she felt comfortable.
Di Fuyi did not say anything. Instead, he handed her a cup of tea. "Try it. It tastes very good and is full of nutrition. It can help you to recover from your fatigue.
Gu Xijiu was quite thirsty, so she took the cup from him and immediately drank it. The tea was sweet as Di Fuyi had added some additives to it. After she drank it, she felt that her stomach and heart had become warmer. She was no longer as tired as before.
"Nice tea!" Gu Xijiu praised.
Di Fuyi silently looked at her. The house suddenly became quiet.
It was a somewhat awkward situation to be in when both parties just stopped talking. Gu Xijiu felt nervous, so she tried starting a conversation. "Well, where did you go? I couldn't find you anywhere."
Di Fuyi stared at her. "Why were you looking for me? I thought I left a note for you."
Gu Xijiu paused. It was true. He had indeed left her a note, but she was still worried about him because he had disappeared while being severely injured.
She bit her lips and smiled. "Alright, I think I might have worried too much"
Di Fuyi was still staring at her. He patiently explained, "I couldn't delay the treatment of my injuries. Therefore, I had to go to the Fountain of Heaven to meditate so that I would recover. I did try looking for you so that I could inform you that I was leaving.However, you were out collecting herbs, and I did not know when you would be back. Therefore, I could only leave a note for you. I thought you wouldn't come looking for me once you have read the note."
He used to live a carefree life all these years. He did not have to inform anyone regardless of where he went. Sometimes, even the four messengers did not know where he was. He was not used to the habit of sharing his plan with people. His actions of leaving a note behind informing Gu Xijiu of his temporary absence was already considered as very thoughtful. Gu Xijiu never expected that he would explain such details to her. She was stunned for a moment before she took a sip of tea.
Di Fuyi looked at her again. He tapped the table with his finger. "Do you have anything to tell me? Or do you have something that you want to ask me?"
Gu Xijiu looked up at him. "I think you should be the one who has something to say since you have tracked me all the way to this place."
"I do have something to ask you. Gu Xijiu, why did you run away from me and the wedding?"
Gu Xijiu was straightforward. "I heard your conversation with the king of the mermaids that night. You kept my original body for the former empress of the mermaids, didn't you? You have been searching for the right body to resurrect her. Finally, you found my original body. In the beginning, that body was rather useless. I have been working very hard to train it up to level eight. I liked that body and hated my clone body. However, you did not allow me to return to my original body.
Furthermore, you never explained the reason to me. Not only were you not helping me; you even stopped Long Siye from doing so. I have just been guessing the reason for it all this time. When I asked you about it, you always try to confuse me If I never heard the conversation between you and the mermaid, I would have still been fooled by you"
She took a deep breath. "Celestial Master Zuo, I know that I do not own the original body. Its true owner is the real Miss Gu, the daughter of General Gu. I somehow accidentally possessed it and trained it to a higher level."