“You can say that.” It was impossible to explain it clearly to the beast.
“We have only one partner. Unless our partner commits an unpardonable crime, we cannot abandon or despise them. Your partner isn’t as good as I am.”
Miyasi reached a conclusion.
Gu Bailu chuckled. “That can’t be helped. A woman can only have one partner. You must’ve heard that one woman does not serve two husbands, when you lived among humans.”
I have a partner after all. What can you do?
“You’re just a concubine; a concubine can be sold off.”
“…” Gu Bailu was stunned. Concubines here could be sold off because they weren’t wives?
“Are you serious? Why didn’t I know that?”
“Why did you become his concubine? You can be given to anyone.” Miyasi was angry.
Gu Bailu was angry, too. She didn’t know that concubines were so degraded here.
She should’ve said that she was an unappreciated wife!
One lie had to be covered by countless lies. It was so exhausting. She didn’t want to do it anymore!
Making up her mind, Gu Bailu said shamelessly, “Because I couldn’t live without him.”
That wasn’t a lie. If Feng Qingtian hadn’t dispelled the poison, she would’ve died.
Miyasi pondered for a moment. “I’ve got your back. Let me talk to him about how you can be freed.”
It seemed impossible to communicate with the beast anymore.
“I’m saying that I can’t live without him. I love him. My heart is with him. I can’t betray him.” Gu Bailu raised her voice. Did she have to be so blunt?
She didn’t want to lie!
“Love?” Miyasi repeated suspiciously.
“Yes. Unlike beasts, humans won’t copulate without love.”
“Then, does he love you back when he copulates with you?”
“Of course,” Gu Bailu said firmly, even though she didn’t believe the lie herself.
“You were fooled. If he loves you, he wouldn’t have made you his concubine.” Miyasi wouldn’t be tricked.
Gu Bailu rolled her eyes. She had had enough of this.
“No matter what you say, I won’t change partners. You better find some other way to thank me.”
Gu Bailu peeked around a corner and didn’t see any pursuers. It was a good moment to return to Cloud Mirror Academy.
How should she get out of such an enormous palace?
She stood up and stepped forward, only to hit a hard wall. She then sensed the familiar aura.
She raised her head and was surprised.
Feng Qingtian was standing there like a pillar and staring at her gloomily.
How long had he been standing there?
Why hadn’t she felt anyone approach?
It was all Miyasi’s fault. Gu Bailu had been too busy lying to keep an eye on her surroundings.
Lying was really bad.
The question was, how many of her lies had Feng Qingtian heard?
Gu Bailu’s face was pale when she thought that. She knew she was lying, but Feng Qingtian didn’t.
She could imagine how much Feng Qingtian must despise her for saying such shameless things after trying to kill his love.
“Who are you talking to?” Feng Qingtian’s face was grim. Gu Bailu had no idea what he was thinking.