The most dangerous place is also the safest place.
Rong Chu would never have thought that the person he eagerly wanted to catch had made one of his palaces a center for her activities. The clothes, the mask, and the stilts, which changed Gu Xijius height and disguised her, were hidden safely here.
The poisonous creatures found in the vicinity were extremely dangerous for many but for Gu Xijiu, who was good at dealing with poisons, these creatures were free medicine instead. Each time she came, she would catch a few back to extract the poisons for future use. In fact, the poisonous creatures were afraid of her. They always took a detour each time they saw her.
It was the same this time when Gu Xijiu appeared in the main hall of this ice-cold palace. The poisonous scorpions, rats, and ants which were typically scattered all over the floor, went missing.
Gu Xijiu did not plan to catch any creatures this time. She merely changed out of her wet clothes to her leisure wear and dried her hair before she sat down on the Frozen Jade Bed.
This Frozen Jade Bed was extremely cold and could turn a normal person who sat on it into a block of ice in just a moment. Nonetheless, it would be more precious than gold if one knew how to utilize a special meditation method as it could quickly enhance your external abilities.
Gu Xijiu was obviously talented in applying this method in her previous life. She meditated on this ice bed for about an hour and her internal injuries showed significant improvements to the point where the pain was within an endurable range.
Because of the limited internal power of her small little body, she could not meditate too long on this bed even though she knew the correct method. Therefore, she leaped out of the bed as soon as she got better.
When she was deciding what to do next, an irritable voice came from her mind, "Woman, are you trying to get away from me again!?"
A dim flash of blue light was seen at a corner of the palace and the Firmament Stone Bracelet flew out of the light onto a small table in front of Gu Xijiu. However, it jumped up again soon after it fell on the table and said, "Its dirty! Dirty! Dirty! And its cold! Cold! Cold! Im freezing!"
Gu Xijiu was speechless, ""
That bracelet flew itself over and dropped into Gu Xijiu's hand saying, "Hold me tightly!"
Seeing the dim flashing light, Gu Xijiu replied, "I didnt know that you are afraid of water."
Since it was immersed in water, this bracelet was like a stone under her sleeve. It had not moved at all even when she had changed into her leisure clothes.
She thought that it had similar properties to modern electronics - afraid of water and malfunctioned when immersed in water. She had not expected this
She felt that she should take the time to understand its characteristics and thus, she talked with it a little longer. She learned that it was not afraid of fire, thunder and any form of weapon-based attacks... However, it was afraid of the cold... The cold of this Frozen Jade Bed
That was the reason why it did not want to come out when she was meditating on the ice bed.
As Gu Xijiu continued to chat with it, she realized that this Firmament Stone Bracelet was very arrogant as it kept calling Gu Xijiu, Woman.
Gu Xijiu patience had its limit and she was finally annoyed with it. She picked it up and spoke in a stern voice, "Try to call me 'Woman' again and you'll face my wrath!"
The Firmament Stone Bracelet was distressed and quick replied, "Girl? Baby girl?"
Gu Xijiu was furious, and said bluntly, "I bought you and thus, you should call me master!"
"No! Im a godly creature... How can I call you master?"
"Are you sure you are going to refuse to call me master?" Gu Xijiu picked it up and spun it a few times with her index finger. "Then, I cant have you too"