Li Mengxia stared at him blankly, then turned to look at Gu Xijiu. She took a few steps forward and fell immediately instead. Surprised and disbelieved, it was too much for her to take at the moment as her voice trembled. "Celestial Celestial Master Zuo?"
A jade tablet emerged on Di Fuyi's palm. He turned it around and said, "Master Li, where is the jade plate that I have given to you? Haven't I told you not to lose it and to guard it with your life?"
Immediately, Li Mengxia's face brightened up. Tearfully, she collapsed and bowed eagerly before Di Fuyi, close enough to hug his legs. "Celestial Master Zuo, you are finally back! I knew that the man is a fake!"
Di Fuyi used the cleaning spell on her so he could finally see her true face that was concealed under the dust and dirt. Tough as a wolf, she did not shed a tear even with her life hanging by a thread in moments of great despair. Upon seeing Di Fuyi, she could no longer fight back her tears and cried loudly. "Celestial Master Zuo, I miss you so much!"
Gu Xijiu was speechless.
She fixed her eyes on Master Li, the one who used to be high-spirited and vigorously energetic. All she was wearing now, on the contrary, was all ragged and broken. Even without the dirt on her skin, she looked rough and messy, as though she had been through a really hard time. Her tears coursed down her cheeks, as she continued to cry like a child.
Tearfully, she complained. "Celestial Master Zuo, the fake man confiscated and destroyed my jade plate, saying that we must bid farewell to our past and start anew."
Some of the elders and elites who were with Li Mengxia were still being tied up. Di Fuyi flipped his hand at them and a gleam of white light could be seen flashing. Soon, they were released. The ropes were cut away, too. They seemed to have realized that the one who stood before them was the real Celestial Master Zuo, the one they once knew. Excited, these men kneeled and bowed before him in joyful tears, "Celestial Master Zuo! You are finally back!"
The elders who came to arrest them were astonished, as they stood gazing at each other in speechless despair.
They took a look at Di Fuyi and Gu Xijiu, then to Li Mengxia and her men. Again, they turned and looked at Di Fuyi fixedly.
Soon, they seemed to have realized something as well. Immediately, they stepped forward and greeted him.
Zuo Yinhu was at loss of what to do as his face slowly turned pale. Dazedly, he slapped his thigh before he responded. "Oh, what Master Li told us is true. It seems like someone is really impersonating Celestial Master Zuo. I cannot believe he managed to fool us all. I hereby bow before you, Celestial Master Zuo!"
He agreed and kneeled. As soon as he kneeled, he failed to get back up. Before he could stand, he could feel that there was an impalpable pressure suppressing his movement from behind.
Di Fuyi answered nonchalantly."You betrayed your friends for your own glory. How dare you bow before me?Do you deserve to live?"
Celestial Master Zuo stood without doing anything. However, an enormous pressure was obviously suppressing Zuo Yinhu, forcing him to bend and lie flatly on the ground.
He started to lose his breaths. Terrified, he screamed for help. "Celestial Master Zuo, it is my fault for mistaking you. I acknowledge my wrongdoing. However, I must say, the impersonator looks undoubtedly real. Hence, I was completely fooled. I was only carrying out my duty to arrest Master Li."
Icily, Di Fuyi replied, "There is no wrong in carrying out your duty. However, you are in debt of gratitude to Master Li. You did not only arrest her;you humiliated her. Is this how you are supposed to treat someone who you should be grateful for? Someone as heartless as you should never be allowed in Anying Hall."
Cold sweat broke out, as Zuo Yinhu struggled for an answer, "I I"