Gu Bailu didn’t sleep well that night. She dreamed that her parents were whipped and cursed at while they screamed in pain.
She also dreamed that her master was tied to a cliff and hit by the tide every day.
Feng Qingtian didn’t touch her tonight because she was still exhausted from last night, but she was still restless.
She woke up in the middle of the night. “Hey, I need to go to Futu Island to see my master.”
“We can’t go to the island because of the barriers your master set up, unless he’s willing to see you.”
However, that old man had clearly stated that he didn’t want anyone to visit him, especially not Gu Bailu.
He wouldn’t see them again until they got the Sky Splitting Mirror.
“No, I have to go. What Nan Ningxin said worries me. I think something’s wrong with my master. Let’s take Miyasi. He can take care of the barriers.”
There was nothing she could do about her parents, but she could still see her master.
Feng Qingtian hugged her and comforted her. “Alright. Now go to sleep, or you won’t look pretty with dark circles around your eyes.”
Gu Bailu held his arm and sighed. “You’re too nice to me. I think I might find it hard to accept it if you change your attitude someday.”
“You’re talking nonsense again.” Feng Qingtian was speechless. Did he really look like an uncommitted and untrustworthy person?
“You probably don’t know this, but a lot of things don’t go as you wish. Sometimes you might want something, but you’re pushed into it. Most of the time in life, you don’t really have a choice.”
She had the feeling that Feng Qingtian had never suffered before, so he didn’t know how capricious life could be.
Before, she had thought that she would live a long and happy life and inherit the skills of the Gu family, but her life took an unexpected turn, and all its beauty disappeared like foam.
She bore the weight of revenge for her family on her shoulders, and she wasn’t very strong at all. Naturally, she always dwelled on it.
However, she also knew that Feng Qingtian’s warmth was wearing her down. She didn’t really have a heart of iron, even if there were some walls protecting it.
But even the toughest wall couldn’t resist Feng Qingtian’s conquest.
“Don’t be scared. With the Sky Splitting Mirror, we can change everything.”
Gu Bailu chuckled. “But we only have one piece.”
Three of the five pieces of the Sky Splitting Mirror were in the royal family, one previously belonged to the Gu family, but had been lost to the boss behind Nan Ningxin, and the whereabouts of the last piece was completely unknown.
“We’ll just loot the rest.”
Feng Qingtian talked as if he was planning to steal some candy, but Gu Bailu nodded. “You’re right. We’ll get them one day if we’re strong enough.”
She had to be stronger, so that she could count on herself even without Feng Qingtian around.
The next day, Feng Qingtian took Gu Bailu to Futu Island by boat. He didn’t mention the impact of leaving Pale Emperor City, but Gu Bailu knew that he was actually busy every day, because he would most likely inherit the throne.
It was the tradition in this world that the most capable man in the family would inherit the throne rather than the firstborn, so Feng Qingtian could be the next emperor.