Once he had found his lover, Di Fuyi was free to get rid of his title as her fianc at any time. Lan Jingke promised to lend him the mermaid soldiers ten times as a way of compensating him.
At that time, Di Fuyi was not in any relationship, so he agreed with Lan Jingke's condition. Therefore, her siblings had been referring to him as brother-in-law for many years, and he had grown accustomed to it.
The first thing he wanted to do as soon as he recovered his memories was to seek revenge and conquer the world. Lan Jingke kept her promise and lent him the mermaid soldiers. She led the soldiers to battle, and the whole mermaid family became Di Fuyi's supporters.
After several bloody wars, Di Fuyi was finally able to defeat his biggest enemy and became The Lord. Unfortunately, Lan Jingke was ambushed and killed during the last battle. Di Fuyi stood by her side as she passed away. She begged him to take care of her siblings and to help her brother Lan Yaoguang to inherit the throne. She also begged him not to reveal her sexual orientation because she did not want to be gossiped by her family members.
Her brother and sister were still young at that time. They were considered as 'kids' according to a mermaid's age. After their parents passed away while they were still young, Lan Jingke acted like their parents. She treated her siblings very well, and they were very dependent on her. She was their only support.
Once a mermaid dies, they are not able to be resurrected anymore. Lan Jingke was worried that her siblings would be very sad, so she begged Di Fuyi to lie to them that she would be revived someday in the future.
As she had sacrificed herself for him to conquer the world and her requests were not that difficult to achieve, Di Fuyi promised to grant all of her requests.
He was The Lord of this continent, and he had the universe at his feet. Therefore, it was not a difficult task for him to help Lan Yaoguang inherit the throne. Lan Yaoguang was still pretty young at that time when Di Fuyi assisted him to ascend the throne. Therefore, he often went to visit the mermaid family every few years and taught him how to handle his administrative affairs.
He was very close to the siblings by nature. Both of them had been referring to him as their brother-in-law, and so he had grown accustomed to it. He never bothered about the title, until now.
Gu Xijiu was stunned by Di Fuyi's explanation. She never expected that there was such a dramatic story between Di Fuyi and the former Empress of the Mermaids.
Di Fuyi and Lan Jingke were indeed best of buddies, and there was no romance between them. She had misunderstood their relationship.
The house was tranquil to the extent that they could even hear a pin drop onto the floor. It was the first time Di Fuyi had explained so much. He took a sip of tea before asking, "Do you understand now?"
Gu Xijiu felt relieved now. She nodded and sincerely apologized, "Yes, I understand now. I'm sorry."
Di Fuyi looked down and played with his teacup. "Is that all?"
He suddenly became very cold. "Gu Xijiu, do you know what were the consequences of you running away? Do you know how much effort I have put into preparing for the wedding? Do you know that I almost turned the world upside down so that I could find you? You simply left me and ran away from the wedding just because of a few words without even asking me for an explanation. Have you ever considered my feelings? How important am I in your heart?"
Gu Xijiu clenched her fists. She looked down and did not answer. She had no explanation for him. The only thing that she could do at that moment was to feel guilty.
Di Fuyi placed the teacup on the table. He said, "Xijiu, we have gone through countless challenges together in the past. We have fought and overcome all sorts of dangers. You should know my feelings for you are genuine. Why can't you have more confidence in me?"
His question was like a needle poking her heart. She lowered her voice. "It's my fault"