Messenger Jiangshan was a straightforward person. He presented a jade from his waistband in order to prove his identity. Then, he clarified the intention of his visit, "Your Majesty, I am here because of the official decree of the Lord."
Receiving the official decree from the Lord required every person to kneel. Thereupon, the people in the huge tea booth went down on their knees chaotically, including the Emperor.
Gu Xijiu was not taking precautions and was very much absorbed in the situation. When she finally reacted, she realized that she was the only one standing in the entire tea booth, like a crane standing amongst chickens.
Messenger Jiangshan looked at her and said, "Gu Xijiu, please step forward to receive the official decree from the Lord."
To her surprise, the official decree of the Lord was meant for her.
Gu Xijiu frowned in astonishment. However, she was not reckless enough to act stubborn at this critical timing and foolishly refuse to kneel, so she went down on her knee.
Messenger Jiangshan waved his hand and a silver-white scroll emerged out of the void and appeared to be floating mid-air. There were some lively and exquisite words, like flying dragons and dancing phoenixes, that could be seen appearing following an order on the scroll. There were only a few short sentences, "Gu Xijiu, as the follower of the Lord, is permitted to enter Tianju Hall for her studies. This should be carried out immediately. She'll be sent personally by Messenger Jiangshan."
The words were not very huge, but huge enough to be seen clearly by every person that was present.
The Emperor was silent.
The officials were lost for words.
Gu Xijiu did not know what to say.
Messenger Jiangshan gestured at Gu Xijiu, "Miss Gu, please!"
No one had ever gone against the official decree of the Lord. Even though the Emperor was not reconciled, he could only helplessly watch as Messenger Jiangshan took Gu Xijiu away.
Messenger Jiangshan was of high integrity, as he attended the official affair strictly according to official principles. He did not even have a sip of water to drink before he left.
Messenger Jiangshan went outside and whistled. A milk-white carriage that was carried by two Pegasus descended from heaven to earth.
The carriage seemed to be luxurious in a modest way. There was cloud and mist surrounding it, making it look like a carriage for celestial beings.
"Miss Gu, please get onboard, as I have to act under the order of sending you there."
Gu Xijiu hesitated slightly to move forward, "How about my Wind Caller?" The Wind Caller was a land being, so it did not know how to ride the clouds.
"Dont worry, the Emperor will arrange for it to be sent to Tianju Hall. Miss Gu, you'll just have to follow me, alone," said Messenger Jiangshan.
Gu Xijiu looked at the Emperor. Certainly, the Emperor consented without much deliberation so she could leave without worrying. He would especially send someone to deliver the Wind Caller.
With that being said, Gu Xijiu stopped commenting and turned around to board the carriage.
Messenger Jiangshan flew onto the carriage. He then produced a whip in his hand and cracked it softly. The Pegasus pulled the carriage and rose high up in the sky. In a blink of an eye, the carriage was already far away.
When the carriage finally disappeared in the distant corner of the sky, everyone was still very much absorbed in shock, unaware of what had happened.
Although Gu Xijiu was acknowledged more often lately as the follower of the Lord, it was only a hypothesis made by Celestial Master Zuo back then without so much as an authentic verification. However, she had just been completely verified with the presence of Messenger Jiangshan.
She was indeed the follower of the Lord. The Lord was clearly treating her differently, out of the ordinary.
There was a mixture of emotions in every heart there was admiration, bewilderment, surprise and anxiety about gains and losses.
Someone finally broke the silence, "She turned out to be a real follower of the Lord!"
"But still, she shouldnt be eligible for the admission of Tianju Hall with the necessary qualifications, right?" Some were still unwilling to accept the fact.
"Why would she not be eligible? Who else could have his or her spirit power advanced from level two to level five over the course of only six months?" said Rong Jialuo, icily.
The crowd was quiet, as no one spoke a word again.
Indeed, only Gu Xijiu had created such a miracle in this world.
Rong Che waved his fan, as he watched Gu Xijiu disappearing, and pondered.