It was all quiet during the night.
Gu Xijiu sat meditating on the bed. It had been an hour and a half, but she still could not set her troubled heart at rest. It felt as though her chest had been emptied. She was very insecure at this moment.
During the day, she could always keep herself busy to distract her from her own thoughts. At night, the alone time was what scared her the most. Her memories came all at once to haunt her.
When she could not sleep, she would always sit up to meditate using the Heart Calming Spell.
Di Fuyi once taught her a spell that could ease her mind in times of trouble. Now that their relationship was ruined, she refused to use the spell that he taught her.
The Heart Calming Spell that she had been using recently was a method that she learned herself from the books. Although it was not as useful as the one Di Fuyi told her about, it worked just fine. Usually, an hour of meditation was enough to calm her mind. She could easily get four to six hours of sleep.
Due to the influence of the negative energy from the sorrowful souls, her internal circulation became extremely unsettled. She still could not calm herself down even after an hour of meditation. Suddenly, she spat out some blood when she opened her eyes. She found her heart thumping really hard.
She heaved a sigh and stopped meditating. She decided to take a stroll in her backyard instead to enjoy the cold night breeze. There, she sat for an hour.
Since she could not sleep, she started to think about the souls that she had just expiated. There seemed to be a growing number of sorrowful souls in town. In addition to the four souls that she faced just now, she had expiated a total of 320 souls in the past ten days.
The souls became gradually tougher and stronger. Was it a consequence of the fake Celestial Master Zuo? Or was there someone who was secretly playing some dirty tricks?
Although the fake Celestial Master Zuo had been executed, the number of accomplices that he left behind must not be ignored. Some were apparent. Others were in the dark. The apparent accomplices were easy to get rid of, as long as she followed the sequence of their names that she had in hand. As for those in the dark, there was no way she could target them all at once. She could only find them out one by one.
She tried to contact Li Mengxia. Li Mengxia was as energetic as always. She immediately reported to Gu Xijiu about the dregs from the fake Celestial Master Zuo.
They talked for a while, but Li Mengxia never asked her about the affairs between her and Di Fuyi.
As the leader of the Anying Association, she would certainlyhave received the latest news about their affairs. She knew what happened between them. She knew Gu Xijiu was not the kind of person who needed unnecessary comfort. What she needed was a little chat.
Today, Li Mengxia was unusually patient. Usually, she would only talk about her matters very briefly. When they talked, they talked fast. At the beginning of their conversation, she was her usual self. However, after a few minutes into the conversation, she started to behave differently. Her tone changed and became more attractive. It was a calming voice in the void of an empty night. She even started to sing a song that she had recently learned. She continued to sing pleasantly like a lullaby.
Gu Xijiu was not sleepy at first, but as the conversation went on, her sleepiness became gradually unbearable, so she returned to her room and continued to talk in the comfort of her bed. Slowly, but surely, she fell asleep.
From the other end of the directed audio spell, Li Mengxia continued to talk but received no response. Puzzled, she asked, “Xijiu, are you asleep?”
Gu Xijiu was already sleeping, so there was no answer.
The directed audio spell flickered in her hand. Lights came through and surrounded her like a halo.