Such grace was terrifying. Gu Xijiu felt insecure and uncomfortable. She bent her body and said, "Im so grateful to have the blessing from Your Majesty. However, Im just a normal girl. Its not suitable for me to sit here. I shall go back to where I am supposed to sit." She turned around and left.
The Emperor held her back and said, "Xijiu, sooner or later youll be part of the royal family. You arent normal, have a seat."
Part of the royal family?
Gu Xijiu frowned. Did the Emperor still want her to marry Rong Yan? He was such a jerk!
According to the laws of the Feixing Kingdom, if Rong Yan were to be guilty of the death of Count Le Hua, he would be kicked out of the country as an ordinary citizen even if he were not beheaded.
Did the Emperor have another plan? Did he want to use her to help Rong Yan? She smiled but thought to herself, "Was he dreaming!?"
This time, the Emperor had invited many people including Gu Xietian, Rong Jialuo, Rong Che, Rong Chu, and a few other princes.
The servants were bringing all the delicacies over and placed them on the red table in front of them.
The Emperor had given a speech, where he repeatedly complimented Gu Xijius medical knowledge and how happy he was about it. He then suddenly asked, "Xijiu, who is your mentor?"
Gu Xijiu was well prepared for it and answered, "I always read a lot about medicine when I'm free, I learned it by myself."
The Emperor frowned and repeated, "Self-learning?"
Gu Xijiu nodded, "Yes."
"Xijiu, are you lying?" The Emperor banged the table when he asked that question.
Gu Xijiu was calm. She frowned and asked, "Apologies Your Majesty, why would you say that?"
The Emperor said, "Where did you get those books? You know all the medical books from the factions are not allowed to be spread, don't you? The books available in the market are very ordinary, but the things you've listed out when you had a bet with the Tianwen saint are all the essences of medical knowledge which is not available in the market. According to the report, there weren't many books related to medicine in the General's residence. Hence, I was wondering where did you get those books from?"
It made sense for the Emperor to suspect her. Gu Xijiu quickly asked the Firmament Stone, "Why didnt you tell me earlier?" She was embarrassed that she told a lousy lie which she could not back.
The Firmament Stone answered depressingly, "I feel all these things are not so important."
Gu Xijiu was speechless and ignored it.
"Xijiu, stop lying. Please come clean to us." Gu Xietian was worried that his daughter would tell another lie and quickly reminded her.
In their presence were experienced ministers, so it was difficult to fool them. Everyone's eyes were on her for an answer.
Indeed, it was not easy to explain. Gu Xijiu could not tell them that she was from the modern world right? Nobody would believe her!
As she knew they were very cautious and wary about spirit possession and exorcism, they would probably burn her to ashes if her real identity was revealed.
She decided to tell them the favorite excuse people who traveled across space would use. She took a deep breath and said, "I wasn't lying, but I have difficulties telling the truth to avoid disaster from falling on me"
The Emperor frowned and asked, "What do you mean? Are you telling me that you've got this talent from the gods?"
Smart! The Emperor knew her well! It did not seem like a new thing in this world. Therefore, she could continue her lies! Gu Xijiu nodded, "Yes."
Everyone was speechless when they heard what she said.