She could not help but glance at Di Fuyi. Though he bit his lips subtly, he looked rather calm. The moonlight shined naturally in his eyes even though their surrounding was dark. He did not look at her but looked up at the sky.
In the starlight sky, how many of them were still shining and how many had died? If each star represented a person, how many stars had fallen without anyone knowing?
Gu Xijiu knew that Di Fuyi was feeling unhappy though he did not show it. She held his hand and realized that his fingers were slightly cold. He seemed distracted, and so he did not hold her back like he usually did.
Gu Xijiu tried pleasing him by leaning her head on his shoulder. "Fuyi, I will refine the medicine for you." Di Fuyi patted her hand and just nodded without saying anything.
They went to Di Fuyi's former refining room. Gu Xijiu tried cheering herself up and prepared to refine the antidote. As they were running out of time, she needed to concentrate onrefiningthe cure thoroughly. Di Fuyi created a wizardry barrier outside the refining room so that no one could see the light and sounds coming from inside the refining room.
An hour passed, two hours passed.
Gu Xijiu had spent a full day inside the refining room. She had not come out from theroomever since she entered, which meant that she had not gotten any sleep at all.
She could not remember how much medicine she had wasted. It was not until the next evening that she saw ten glittering pills inside the furnace when she opened it.
The eighth-grade Spell Solvent Pills! The Spell Solvent Pill was most effective against such a spell. It could break any venomous spell in the world.
Initially, she thought that it should be sufficient to have only level seven pills. However, she added a particular ingredient in her last trial to be safe. Her blood! As a result, she had successfully refined ten eighth-grade pills!
Her blood could increase the quality of any pills. The effect was the same regardless of whether it was her original body or current body. She had never revealed this power to anyone before and considered it as her little secret.
Nevertheless, she scarcely used her blood to refine medicine. She used it once when she tried saving Di Fuyi when he first entered the core array.
There were also other times where she occasionally got injured during the refining process, and her blood accidentally fell into the alchemy furnace. As a result, the quality of the pillswasexcellent.
Gu Xijiu had been in a terrible mood recently. Although Di Fuyi had never blamed her and did not even complain to her, she understood very well that all of this was caused by the fact that she had run away from her wedding.
All of this would not have happened if she had gone along with the wedding. So many innocent lives would not have been sacrificed.
She had been feeling guilty ever since she escaped from the dark forest. However, she hid it very well and never shared her feelings with anyone. Now, it felt like a heavy burden had been lifted from her heart when she saw the ten eighth grade pills.
These pills were the most effective cure to break the venomous spell. She had learned the recipe from an expert that she knew from the modern days. The person claimed to be the ancestor of the venomous spell. There was this one time where she had coincidentally saved his wife, and so he taught her about this cure as a way of showing his gratitude.
Gu Xijiu did not know anything about spiritual power or refining medicines during that time, and since this cure required a very high level of spiritual power to refine, as well as some special alchemy techniques, she had always kept this cure in mind but never practiced it. Finally, she was able to apply the knowledge that she had gained from the venomous expert.
She held the ten pills in her hand, and her mood finally became better. If what the venomous spell expert said was right, the cure he taught her would be adequate to break this spell too. Mu Feng and the rest of them would be saved!
She carefully placed the ten pills into a bottle. After that, she opened the door as she wanted to talk to Di Fuyi. However, she discovered that he was not waiting outside.
She was a bit disappointed but decided not to make a fuss about it. She took out the directed audio spell as she wanted to contact Di Fuyi. However, she was unable to reach him. It seemed like there was no signal on the other side.
She was shocked as there was only one possibility.Di Fuyi had entered into a forbidden area!
He said that he was going to look out for her. Why would he suddenly head to the forbidden area? How long would he be gone? When would he be back? Would he face any danger?
She suddenly felt worried and lingered around the room for a while. She looked at the sky outside. It was already dark at night, and the sky was full of dazzling stars.
She was getting nervous and anxious. Li Mengxia was still in the hands of the fake Celestial Master Zuo. It had been one day and night since she was caught. Gu Xijiu was unsure if Li Mengxia had gone through a trial and whether she was tortured during the trial. She could not delay any longer. She must save them all by tonight!
Fortunately, Mu Feng had told them that the Wall of Sorrows would lose its effect for an hour at 3.45am. There was more than enough time for her to sneak into the palace and save them!
So where did Di Fuyi go?
Gu Xijiu felt tired. It seemed like whenever Di Fuyi went missing, she had no idea where to find him. All she could do wasto patiently wait until he showed up.
It was still early, so she decided to close her eyes and get some rest. However, she could not sleep very well as she was worried about Di Fuyi. She jumped down from the bed and walked around the Fucang Hall once more.
She had lived in the Fucang Hall for several months and was very familiar with every corner of the palace. At first, she thought that the palace was beautiful. However, she now felt that the place was desolate even though the hall had been well maintained and looked clean and tidy.
It felt like the mansion in the story of "Dream of Red Chamber" where the mansion mentioned in the story was always crowded and bustling as many young ladies stayed in it. However, one by one, the ladies either got married, passed away or moved out of the mansion. Though the chambers were still cleaned from time to time by the maids, it felt desolate and eerie walking around the gardens.
It was precisely how Gu Xijiu was feeling right now. The reason why she was wandering around was not to enjoy the scenery. In fact, she had not given up looking for Di Fuyi yet.
After a while, she unknowingly turned into thebackyard. There was a big hall in the backyard. This big hall was no different from the otherhalls. Usually, there was an iron lock on the door, and the door could not be opened that easily.
Gu Xijiu used to wander around this hall as well while she was living here. She did not see anything special about this hall in the past, so she had never entered into it before.
Now when she came to this place, she found that the iron lock on the door was missing and it was not closed tightly. Someone had entered into the hall.
She recalled that Mu Feng used to tell her that this hall was a forbidden area and could only be entered by Celestial Master Zuo. Anyone else who entered into it was committing a capital offense.
Gu Xijiu knew that her husband had a lot of secretsthat related to his destiny, so Gu Xijiu had never asked for details about it. She would not enter anywhere that was forbidden to her. She would not even ask about it.
Now, she hesitated for a moment when she saw the slightly opened door. Was Di Fuyi inside there?