When Di Fuyi called Gu Xijiu, she did not hear him and did not respond. The whole stadium was quiet and numerous people stared at Gu Xijiu. Most of the people thought that she was too sad and intentionally ignored him.
Only Di Fuyi knew that this little girl had been distracted. Since he came into the stadium, she treated him with courtesy but had never looked at him properly. She did not care about him!
"Gu Xijiu!" He called again with slightly higher volume.
Lan Waihu could not help but tug on Gu Xijiu's sleeve. Finally, Gu Xijiu grew conscious of her surrounding. She was surprised and looked at Di Fuyi, "Celestial Master Zuo, is there anything I can help you with?"
Di Fuyi was speechless.
His fingers lightly tapped the table in front of him while he asked, "What did I just say?"
What? This situation was very much like getting caught by a teacher in the classroom when gossiping with a friend. The teacher would purposely ask a question to test if the student was paying attention. Gu Xijiu was caught off guard and had no idea what he had said. She quickly pulled Lan Waihu's sleeve to ask for help.
Lan Waihu wanted to help but suddenly realized that she could not use her Directed Audio to tell Gu Xijiu the answer.
Gu Xijiu could no longer wait for help from her partner so she could only give a standard answer, "Celestial Master Zuo was encouraging us. However, my memory has been poor recently so I could not recall the original sentence. Anyway, I appreciate your encouragement."
Di Fuyi remained silent. He could not say that Gu Xijiu was wrong. Although she was respectful to him, he did not like her attitude.
He looked at her for a moment and finally said, "Gu Xijiu, you are the disciple of The Lord. This match is related to the reputation of The Lord, so please dont disgrace him."
"Yes, I will do my best!" Gu Xijiu bent her head slightly out of respect.
She was very polite but very alienated. However, the way she looked at him was no different to how other people looked at him.
Di Fuyi suddenly secretly clenched his fingers in his sleeve.
"Overlord Long has arrived!" There was a report from the outside of the stadium.
All eyes lit up as it was another highly respected person. Everyone rose up and looked over at the entrance.
Long Siye was riding on a crane. When he landed on the ground, everyone went forward to greet him.
He had the same position as Celestial Master Zuo, so he received a very similar welcome. Gu Canmo talked to him for a while then invited him to the stage and sat at his right.
Long Siye was surprised to see Di Fuyi but still went over to greet him. Di Fuyi chuckled, "Overlord Long seems to be quite free today."
Long Siye tried to tease too, "We are the same. Celestial Master Zuo is quite free too. I never expected to see you here. Its my pleasure." After the two exchanged greetings, Celestial Master Zuo sat down on his seat.
Overlord had to give a speech to the two teams as well. As he was the overlord of a clan, his speech equally crucial to Di Fuyi's. First, Overlord Long gave a few general words of encouragement. Then, he gave more specific advice to the two teams separately. Nonetheless, all of the speeches were relatively standard.
Finally, he took out a bottle of pills and placed it on the table, "These are grade eight Qingxin pills. There are three pills inside there. This time the match is mainly to exchange the skill and knowledge. Therefore I hope that you guys can play appropriately and not intentionally hurt each other. If one party wins the match without injuring the other party, the reward will be this bottle of pills."
Everyone's eyes were lit up! The Qingxin pill could help eliminate many adverse effects that were caused by active practices. Because the materials to make it was rare and the outcome was so good, one standard pill would cost 50 spiritual stones. These were legendary grade eight pills! It was a priceless treasure.