Gu Xijiu always does what she says, and would punish whoever who disobeys the rules without mercy. All evil tricks are seen to be boring in the eyes of Celestial Master Zuo. Di Fuyi managed to expose all the people who secretly used an illegal method. Gu Xijiu decisively sent them to the forest behind the village after a series of punishments, regardless of the many attempts he or she tried to seek for forgiveness.
The punishment was very useful. Gu Xijiu had mentioned before that everyone would die if the infighting were to be allowed to continue. By the time the nine people leave, there would not be many of them remaining in the village, which would eventually speed up their death. Practically, they should focus on improving their Kung Fu. In this case, they are still friends and can support each other. Even when the nine of them leave the village, there would be 20 to 30 people remaining in the village, which is strong enough to support each other to continue living.
On the other hand, there could be another hidden meaning in the secret sentence. Thus, before they manage to break out, no one could rest assured that there was no alternative solution. The last advice touched their heart as everyone seemed to have awakened!
Gu Xijiu was right; everyone should compete fairly. It was a good outcome if all of them could leave this place together. However, it was not wholly a bad thing even if some of them had to stay. At least, they could continue living the same way. Only until this point, everyone was finally willing to put their anxiety aside and focus on cultivation.
While working hard on cultivation, Gu Xijiu also put in a lot of effort practicing her alchemy skill. She could not lay her guard down as everyone's hopes of achieving a spiritual power of level nine were laying on her shoulders.
In fact, Gu Xijiu wished to loaf around. She once checked with someone, "I believe that other people are not aware of this, but I know that your alchemy skills are good enough at the moment, right? Why don't you help me make the pills and let me take a rest and focus on the cultivation?"
However, the man disagreed. "Xijiu, we're all counting on you. I'm just supporting you, inspecting your practice and giving you advice on alchemy, I'll not be involved in any other things."
Gu Xijiu got a headache. "But I'm drained, I'm running out of time…" She gently added with a lovely tone, "Look, almost all the husbands are willing to share the burden, they will offer their wings to protect their wives so that they would not burn out. Help me, please?"
Di Fuyi was more keen on compromising to her gentle tone and would usually not turn down her request when she puts her ego down. However, he was steadfast and refused to compromise.
Gu Xijiu felt irritated after half a day of trying, and she angrily asked, "Is that a mystery of the Heavens, again?"
Di Fuyi kissed her on her forehead. "Smart!"
You as*! Gu Xijiu was extremely upset as she refused to talk to him for three days!
Everyone was working extremely hard to improve their spiritual power. Luo Zhanyu was the only one with time on his hands as he did not have to work hard on cultivation since he had already achieved a spiritual power of level nine. Therefore, he was helping out with the chores, and he managed everything well.
Though eight years may sound like a very long period, to them, it passed so fast as their lives were busy!
As usual, Gu Xijiu was very busy as she had to concentrate on cultivation as well as her alchemy work. Occasionally, she would even need to take care of some of the administration work assigned by Di Fuyi.
Of course, the administration work was added at the later stage. It was added during the sixth year when Gu Xijiu's alchemy skills were upgraded to level eight, which allows her to produce any pills she wanted quickly.
Right when she thought she finally had a task off her shoulder, Di Fuyi forced her to learn to handle the management and administration work.