Di Fuyi sighed. "That was only their perception. Why would I give your body to someone else? The mermaid family is one of the best places to safe keep the body. Not only will the place prevent the body from rotting, but it is also able to give the body an eternal life by enhancing its spiritual power while it is kept in hibernation mode."
Gu Xijiu remained silent.
She was startled for a moment. "Since you are not planning to give my body to the former empress, why won't you let me return to that body? You should know that I like being inside a real human body"
Di Fuyi closed his eyes slightly. "It is a confidential matter. I am afraid that I am not at liberty to share it with you. However, I can guarantee you that the body will always be yours and no one else's. It's only a matter of time before you get your body back, but for now"
Gu Xijiu was speechless. She never expected him to deny everything.
She took a deep breath. "You said that the former empress was not your fianc, but her sister has been referring to you as her brother in law, and you have never denied"
Di Fuyi sighed. "It It's my fault. Calling me by that title has been one of her habits since a thousand years ago."
Gu Xijiu looked at him. "You mean, you used to be her brother-in-law-to-be? Otherwise, she would not be referring to you this way. Correct?"
Di Fuyi thought for a moment and sighed. The story between Lan Jingke and I happened a very long time ago. Since she had passed away, I wanted to pay my respects to her. Therefore, I did not speak about our past. However, since you have misunderstood us, I think that I should explain it to you now."
Gu Xijiu's heartbeat became slightly faster. She looked at him. "I am not forcing you to tell me anything. I merely wanted to confirm the relationship between you and her"
"Would you believe me if I told you that she was just my friend and all this is just a big misunderstanding?"
Gu Xijiu took a deep breath and looked into his eyes. "If this is how you put it, I believe you!"
Di Fuyi laughed. "No, I know that you don't truly believe me. If I don't explain it to you properly, there will be a burden in your heart forever. I don't want you to misunderstand me all the time. Let me briefly explain our situation to you."
He seemed like he was structuring his thoughts. After a while, he asked, "Xijiu, how do you think I got to become The Lord?"
Gu Xijiu was shocked. "By nature? You are a God, aren't you?"
Di Fuyi lazily smiled. "No one is born a God In other words, even if I possessed the characteristics of a God and am destined to dominate the world ever since I was young, I would have to go through all sorts of hardship to gain experience"
Gu Xijiu nodded. "I understand. The Heaven's train a person to be tough by assigning them with challenging tasks. Therefore, it is inevitable to face all kinds of different catastrophes. Why are you mentioning this now?"
Di Fuyi played with his teacup using his finger. He said, "What I am trying to tell you is that I had been growing from the time when I was weak as a teenager just like what you have been through. There was a time when I was not as capable as others and was constantly bullied."
Gu Xijiu remained silent. She thought that he was naturally born to be The Lord. She never expected that he had to work so hard to grow stronger and gain more experience. She decided not to interrupt him and allowed Di Fuyi to continue talking.
She discovered that the relationship between Di Fuyi and Lan Jingke was not that complicated after all. Five thousand years ago, Di Fuyi was still a young man. There was one time where his enemy attacked him, and he fell into the sea. Lan Jingke was the one who had saved him.
During that time, Lan Jingke was still suffering from the death of her father and the mermaid family was undergoing an internal war to seize the throne.