Gu Xijiu knew that it would not be easy to see the high authorities in their current state; what more to see Long Siye! Even the young disciples needed to report to the relevant superiors when they wanted to meet their custodians. Next, they needed to wait outside the door as they bowed like a log. They were not allowed to wander around, speak or even get impatient.
It would probably take years before she could see Long Siye if she were to follow standard procedures. Even so, there was no guarantee that she would be able to see him. Gu Xijiu sighed. "I'll secretly meet him. Meanwhile, find yourself a hiding place and don't get caught."
Li Mengxia was worried. "Perhaps, we can try figuring out another solution. It's too risky for you to go in alone." Celestial Master Zuo had a conversation with her before they left and he asked her to protect Gu Xijiu. If anything were to happen to her, she should prepare to get her head chopped off when she met him the next time.
Gu Xijiu smiled. "Why would it be risky? Long Siye is my friend. Don't worry. He wouldn't do anything harmful to me." She then teleported away right after completing her sentence.
Snow mountain, bamboo house, red plum flower and a row of old windy fences. All these seemed to form a unique ambiance of a hermit. There was a phrase of four characters in front of the bamboo house, which carried the meaning of 'Forever'. Besides that, there were two couplets hung on both sides of the door.
The first couplet was 'The sky would grow old as well if it could feel love', and the second couplet was 'The moon would always be complete if it could forget about hatred'.
It was Long Siye's writing. His handwriting looked as though a dragon and a phoenix were dancing together. However, it also somehow looked lonely like an arrogant plum flower in the snow.
Based on the conversation between the disciples of the Tianwen clan, Gu Xijiu discovered that Long Siyelived here. Recently, he spent most of his time in the bamboo house.
It was a forbidden place located in the Tianwen clan. The ordinary ranking disciples were usually not allowed to enter. Even Long Siye's official disciples had to pull a customized silver bell outside if they wanted to see him. If Long Siye wished to see them, he would reply by ringing abell as well.
If there was no reply, it that meant Overlord Long did not want to see anyone today and they would have to return some other time.
Gu Xijiu hid at the back of several big rocks and saw that two people were standing in front of the silver bell with their heads down as though they were waiting for a reply.
It was a man and a lady. The man seemed to be around 30 years old. He was known as Ji Fenglang and was Long Siye's eldest disciple. The lady was someone she knew, that was Long Siye's secret disciple, named Gu Xixi. They had a serious fight when Gu Xijiu first traveled to the ancient era. As she looked at her, she recalled the past, and it made her felt a little depressed.
Back then, she heard Long Siye sent this disciple away to do some reflection for three years as a punishment, hence, Gu Xijiu did not hear about her anymore and eventually forgot about her. It was a surprise for her to bump into Gu Xixi there.
Long Siye always treated his disciples rather well as he never hid anything from them when he taught them his medical knowledge. Gu Xixi was given the title of 'Tianwen saint' in the past as she was able to pick up all the medical expertise taught by Long Siye. Hence, Long Siye took good care of his private disciple well.
Gu Xijiu had not seen her for eight years! Gu Xixi looked energetic with a pair of beautiful eyes though. However, she had grown slightly more mature.
A moment later, the silver bell rang, which meant that they could enter to see their master.
Ji Fenglang heaved a sigh of relief and smiled. "My little junior, the credit is all yours! The other brothers would need to wait at least an hour before they could see their master" However, they only waited for around two minutes this time.
Gu Xixi smiled and added, "Let's go. We shouldn't let master wait for us."
Both of them pushed the door open and entered the house.
Gu Xijiu sat on the rocks as she wrapped her arms around her knees. She watched everything silently as she did not plan to meet Long Siye's disciples. After all, she had secretly sneaked in this time, and so she could only privately seek him out. Hence, she had to do it quietly. The fewer people that knew about it, the better.