Sitting in his arms, Gu Bailu looked at him in amusement. “Do you have a lot of secrets? Are other treasures hidden in this house?”
Feng Qingtian hugged her and said, “You’re the greatest treasure in this house.”
Gu Bailu blushed slightly, caught off guard by Prince Zi’s sweet talk.
“Did you talk to your former lover like this? What kind of person was she?”
Gu Bailu was suddenly interested in his former lover.
Feng Qingtian rubbed his forehead and said, “I’ve searched for her for nine lives. My memories become more and more blurry with each reincarnation, but I know I have to find her. If I can’t find her in one life, I’ll be instantly reincarnated in the next one.”
“How many years has it been?”
Nine lives could mean hundreds of years.
So, Gu Yunjing wasn’t the only old monster that Gu Bailu knew.
“This is the 150th year of my pursuit.”
“So… you died young in your previous eight lives.”
“Yes. Why should I carry on living when I can’t find the woman I want?” Feng Qingtian found it a waste of time to live his previous lives.
Gu Bailu was amused. People might’ve thought that Feng Qingtian had died too young in his previous lives; little did they know that he was only looking for someone.
“You found her in this life, which is why you’re still alive,” Gu Bailu teased him.
“Nan Ningxin has the Night Lotus, but I have no feelings for her. She tries to make herself like before, but the important decisions she makes aren’t like her at all. I thought that my feelings for her had faded because of the passing of time, but then I ran into you…”
Feng Qingtian stared at her with narrow eyes. “I struggled for a long time to resist seeing you, but you were in my dreams every night.”
“That’s why you kicked me away when I was poisoned the second time?” Gu Bailu snorted.
“I was scared… I was scared that all my reincarnations would be for nothing if I didn’t love my former lover anymore, but missed another woman like crazy instead…”
God knew how much determination he had needed to kick her away after sleeping with her the second time, and how regretful he had felt afterward.
In the end, he couldn’t take it anymore, and looked for her at Cloud Mirror Academy. Finally, he realized that she was more important to him than Nan Ningxin was.
His life’s purpose was to keep her alive, protect her, and make her happy.
So, he desperately bound her to him, and didn’t hesitate to give her the Sky Splitting Mirror that everybody in the world coveted.
“What if your former love does appear in the end?” Gu Bailu asked curiously.
Feng Qingtian said, “Are you very sure that Nan Ningxin is fake?”
“Of course she is! The darkness in her heart can’t change even after thousands of reincarnations.”
“Whether she’s real or fake, I’ve decided to move on. There’s nothing I can do to change my heart. I don’t have a choice.”
He couldn’t leave Gu Bailu, so he had to break Nan Ningxin’s heart.
It didn’t matter if Gu Bailu was the woman he had been looking for or not – she was his new motivation now.