"Let's drop her under the second peak. It would already be a miracle if she could escape from there with her current abilities." Long Siye tried to bargain.
Di Fuyi knocked on the table, "If that is the case, we better cancel the deal stop our discussions."
When he was about to stand up, Long Siye took a deep breath and said, "Fine, lets follow your suggestion of dropping her under the third peak."
Di Fuyi laughed and spoke, "Good. Well, lets drink and eat some fishes. You can take out your liquor now and lets not go back home if we are not drunk."
"Wait, I have one more condition." Long Siye said.
"What else?" Di Fuyi frowned. "Overlord Long, dont you think that you have too many conditions?"
"No, I dont think so." Long Siye had no expression on his face, "If you can promise me this condition, I can cook a feast full of fish for you."
Di Fuyi sighed but was looking forward to the feast, "Please say it."
"When you test her again, can you make it a private test?" He knew very well that Gu Xijiu would not pass the test, so he did not want her to be embarrassed in public. After all, she was just a little girl in this life. The original occupant of Gu Xijiu's body already endured many ups and downs, but she was finally getting some recognition for her abilities. If she were to be called a counterfeit in public, it would destroy her image.
"Private test?" Di Fuyi glanced at Gu Xijiu as he asked. "I am afraid that she would complain. She said she hated me and might be afraid that I will not be fair enough."
Long Siye cleared his throat and replied, "No, I can guarantee that she will not complain. And, I trust you on your testing procedures that there will not be any mistake."
Di Fuyi laughed before saying, "Brother Long understands me very well." Then, he looked at Gu Xijiu and asked, "What do you think?"
Was he going to promise it? Long Siye was happy and quickly winked at Gu Xijiu. He was always very well coordinated with her. In the past, Gu Xijiu would act accordingly to his plan. However, this time, Gu Xijiu pretended that she did not see the signal. She raised her up and sipped some liquor before she said lightly, "Why do we want to test privately? If I can pass, then I want to pass with pride. If I fail, I also want to fail with pride. I dont care about how other people look at me."
Her statement surprised the two men in the room. Long Siye was worried but could not complete his sentence, "Xijiu!"
Di Fuyi paused for a moment and stared at her, "After all this, you still dont believe me."
Gu Xijiu laughed but said coldly, "It does not matter whether I believe you or not. I just want to know the truth."
Long Siye was delighted by her response. He recognized this Gu Xijiu as the woman he used to know. She was someone who was responsible and was not afraid of any rumors about her.
Di Fuyi looked at her and asked, "Wont you regret?"
Gu Xijiu answered, "I am always daring and responsible with all my decisions. Thus, you will not get to eat this fish feast anymore.
Di Fuyi remained silent.
Long Siye was touched. Apparently, she did not want him to get into trouble. "Xijiu, it is just a fish feast"
Gu Xijiu sighed and said, "I don't want you to be so humble just for me. You should not succumb to conditions from others."
Long Siye was even more enlightened.
Finally, she appreciated all his contributions, and no long denied it coldly like before.
He knew that she still loved him just like how she used to in their previous life and did not want to see him get into any trouble. In their previous life, whenever he was bullied, she would handle the situation more sternly than him. She always tried very hard to help him get back his pride.
"Oh ya, what is the drink that the Celestial Master Zuo wanted to drink?" Gu Xijiu asked.