“Yes.” Feng Qingtian sat next to her and promptly blocked the sunlight for her.
While the sun was warm, it might also give her a sunburn, especially when there was no shade at all on the ocean.
Gu Bailu took a nap.
Feng Qingtian returned to the cabin and wrote down what he had learned in the underwater palace.
Gu Bailu didn’t wake up until it was almost evening, and Feng Qingtian had already heated the remaining noodles from lunch.
Gu Bailu jumped into his arms and kissed him. “I didn’t know you were such a homey man.”
Feng Qingtian patted her bottom and said, “Stop flattering me and eat.”
Gu Bailu remembered the ghost and felt that something wasn’t right. “We wouldn’t have known where the palace was without the guidance of the fish. How can the specter be sure that someone will arrive after us? Was she waiting for you?”
Feng Qingtian didn’t know what to say. “In case you’ve forgotten, I’ll be sending someone to collect the gold and jewelry in a few months.”
There was plenty of gold and jewelry down there, so larger boats had to be built first, which would take a couple of months.
“Is she waiting for someone from your house?”
Feng Qingtian was stumped. “Maybe. I haven’t decided who to send yet.”
“You must consider it carefully. The person you send is likely the past leader of this empire.”
“It’ll probably be either Qin Shou or Ye Huai.”
Both of them were still bachelors.
“Do you think it’s Qin Shou or Ye Huai?” asked Gu Bailu curiously.
“Ye Huai. He’s good at commanding and fits the specter’s description of the emperor.”
Gu Bailu nodded. “I think so too. Qin Shou is too obsequious to be an emperor.”
Qin Shou sneezed in the inn, and wondered who was speaking ill of him.
His lord was returning the next day, so he had checked in at an inn near the port to welcome his lord upon the latter’s arrival.
He then remembered the lady back at the house, and felt the onset of a strong headache.
Gu Bailu put the King of the 9,999 Spring Harbingers in a basin of water, and drank a bowl of the water the next day. The water looked dirty but was sweet.
However, she didn’t feel anything after she took it. She wondered if the flower was fake.
The flower had helped the Heavenly Emperor pass a trial. Why didn’t it work on her at all?
“You should have some of this too.” Gu Bailu poured a cup of it for Feng Qingtian, and Feng Qingtian drank it before he said, “My spiritual power has reached the peak. This is nothing but tea for me.”
Gu Bailu said angrily, “You should’ve said that sooner. I’ll just keep it for Ah Luo then.”
Feng Qingtian pulled a long face, clearly unhappy.
Gu Bailu smiled. “I’ll give you something else.”
“Your milk?” asked Feng Qingtian hopefully.
Gu Bailu slapped his head. “Stop talking like that!”
The boat reached the port while they bickered, and they saw Qin Shou waving at them servilely from a long distance away.
“He definitely isn’t the emperor from ten thousand years ago. Definitely not,” said Gu Bailu affirmatively.
She jumped off the boat and shouted, “My lord, you can take the ball of memories now.”
She even took out a teleportation rune as she backed away.