"They were more or less the same as the souls at the Wall Of Sorrows. However, I am certain that they looked even more miserable. It seems like his wrongdoings cannot be corrected at once even with his execution. Xijiu, I am sure you will be very occupied. Let me stay and help you." Qian Lingyu quickly offered.
Gu Xijiu shook her head. "There is no need. You need to finish your work in Tianju Hall. You should not spend too much time here, or else Gu Canmo is going to punish you."
"Xijiu, I can graduate from Tianju Hall at any time. Gu Canmo told me last year that I could leave."
Gu Xijiu was bewildered. "Did you stay to further your studies?"
Qian Lingyu paused to gather his courage. "No, I was waiting for you!"
Gu Xijiu almost tripped.
It was a starry night. Qian Lingyu's eyes brightened up along with the stars. "Although you were gone, you were still an undergraduate in Tianju Hall. If you were to show up, you would definitely go and see us there. I was worried that I would not be able to see you once I left."
Gu Xijiu pinched her lips into a thin line. "Qian Lingyu"
Qian Lingyu raised his hand to stop her from continuing. He refused to give her any chances of rejection. "Xijiu, I like you. Everyone in Tianju Hall knows this. If you did not break up with Di Fuyi, I would wish you the very best and stay out of your relationship. I would be your best friend."
He hesitated to continue, but before Gu Xijiu said anything, he continued, "Don't worry, I know that you will not accept any man at this moment. I know you need time to recover, so I will not force you into anything, but I will wait! I will wait until the day that you decide to commit to another relationship." He pledged in all sincerity and confidence.
Gu Xijiu was stunned. She was moved, but she knew clearly that Qian Lingyu was not the man for her. No matter how long he waited, she still would not fall for him. He would always remain as her best friend, for he could never be her lover.
Gu Xijiu truly felt that her heart was completely broken and assumed that she would remain unmarried for the rest of her life. She decided that she would not fall for anyone else ever again.
"Qian Lingyu, don't wait for me," Gu Xijiu said slowly. "I will not fall for anyone else again. Anyway, you should go back to Tianju Hall to avoid any punishment." Immediately, she teleported and disappeared.
Qian Lingyu was surprised. He stood watching the empty streets. Regretfully, he smacked the back of his head in remorse. He should not have told her that. After the rejection, perhaps she would no longer keep him around as a friend. He had, unfortunately, ruined their friendship.
Suddenly, he thought about what Mu Feng had told him, that a girl as extraordinary as Gu Xijiu must only be matched to a man who was equally wise and with high social status.
Qian Lingyu knew very well that Gu Xijiu was surrounded by some men, including Di Fuyi, Rong Jialuo, Long Siye, Long Fan and even the biggest villain of them all, Mo Zhao.
Every single one of them was either a very noble or powerful leader. The worst one was an overlord. As for him, he was merely the eldest son from a noble family. The best that he could ever be was to become the leader of the family. He would not be able to compete with any of them, as the differences would be too vast.
Like what Mu Feng had told him, a great man must be filled with great ambitions to conquer the world. He finally realized that he should have his own zealous goals.
Mu Feng even mentioned to him that The Lord was interested in rebuilding the Haoyue Kingdom and was now looking for the perfect candidate to be the future ruler. He told him that he should try it out and carve a niche for himself. Finally, Qian Lingyu's heart was filled with the ambition to rule the kingdom.