Di Fuyi squeezed into the same chair with her and allowed her to sit in his arms. Both of them leaned on the chair as her head rested on his upper arm while he played with her long hair. "Eight years." He said casually.
"Huh?" Gu Xijiu looked at him.
"I mean you would need eight years to achieve a spiritual power of level ten." Di Fuyi smiled as he explained.
In other words, they would have to stay here together for eight years.
Eight years sounded like a long time. Gu Xijiu personally thought that she would find it suffering to be trapped in there alone for eight years. However, she was not afraid anymore with him by her side.
She asked as she leaned against his body while counting his eyelashes, "You said that there were only nine of us who will make it out from here. Are you one of us?"
Di Fuyi frowned. "Are you planning to exclude me?"
Of course not. Gu Xijiu just felt that Di Fuyi was a god. He should not be taken into account with the other ordinary people. However, based on his tone, he was probably one of them. Thus, she could only bring seven people out of here.
Among the seven people, a majority of them were men. Meng Suyan was the only female with the highest possibility among all the women.
That was not the most annoying part to Gu Xijiu. Among the six men chosen, three of them who qualified were married. (It was not strange as the population of men was higher than the women. Hence, the women always wanted to marry the strongest men)
Therefore, once she brought the three of them out from here, she would also indirectly bring suffering to three couples who would be apart from each other.
Since they have gone through so many ups and downs together, the four couples always cherished each other. Although they did not usually display it publicly, their every action was full of care and love. Who was heartless enough to separate them?
Though they were still alive, they would be forced to be apart from each other which was no different from dying. It was because the remaining ones would never get to leave.
"Should we bring the single ones only when the time comes?" Gu Xijiu suggested.
Di Fuyi said casually, "By that time, there'll be more than seven people who had achieved a spiritual power of level nine. I think we should tell them the pros and cons, and then leave it for them to decide."
Gu Xijiu paused and continued, "I feel that it's too cruel…"
Di Fuyi grinned. "Perhaps, this is a good way to test their sincerity."
Such an vital challenge could determine the power of their love. On the one hand, it was their long-awaited freedom; On the other hand, it was their beloved wife who they had gone through thick and thin together.
Gu Xijiu's heart sank. "Should we announce what we have learned from the puzzle?" She was sure that the village would fall into chaos once they announced it.
Di Fuyi replied casually, "Of course!"
Gu Xijiu remained silent.
She paused and continued, "I feel that it would be better to announce it slightly later. I'm afraid that we might cause a riot…"
Before the announcement, everyone supported and helped each other. However, once they announced their discovery to the villagers, they would end up competing with each other. By that time, couples would argue, and friends would fight and even backstab each other. The peace which had been preserved for decades would be ruined.
There were more cons than pros to announce their discovery!
Di Fuyi's arm was half hugging her. "Don't be afraid of a turmoil. I'm sure you can handle this based on your capabilities. I believe in you!"
Gu Xijiu was speechless. She pulled his collar. "Why don't you settle this matter since you're here?"
Di Fuyi smiled. "In here, you're the leader. I could become your helper and help you with other things."
Gu Xijiu punched him. "Go loaf around then!"
Di Fuyi laughed aloud. "The wives were usually responsible for handling such matters. That's the benefit of having a wife!"