Venerated Venomous Consort Chapter 2503
Gu Xijiu had not anticipated that Di Fuyi would stay as a statue for so long. Her initial guess was that it would only take him a few hours to return. However, eight days had passed, and the statue remained unchanged. She started to doubt whether he had really turned into the jade statue after all.
Meanwhile, Yun Yanli was still after them. Yet, she was never afraid of him or worried that any of her plans might fail. It was the lifeless statue in front of her that had become her biggest concern. Could the statue remain in its state forever? Was he ever going to wake up?
She stayed by his side every day and night. She would even place the statue on her bed even when she was having a rest. She even wrapped her arms tightly around his waist whenever she slept. She would always hope for a miracle; she wanted to see his charming smile again. But every morning, she was faced with the same disappointment. The solid, lifeless statue remained just the same.
She was not someone who was terribly keen on talking, but every time she was with the statue, she would blabber on about everything they had been through together. Doctors from the modern world would say that the power of words was able to wake coma patients from their prolonged state of unconsciousness.
Gu Xijiu had been putting this practice into full effect as she talked endlessly with Di Fuyi even though he never responded. The Firmament Stone was awake, but it was unsure of Di Fuyi’s condition. It knew that Di Fuyi used to turn himself into a jade statue before as a way to practice his Kung Fu, but the condition only lasted for two days. Unlike now, where it had clearly been more than two days.
Had he become too obsessed with his meditation to the point of becoming a lifeless statue? At the thought of the possibility, the Firmament Stone offered to hook itself onto the wrist of the jade statue to try and examine his body.
After all, it was made from the most precious form of jade. Naturally, it was the one that possessed the strongest sensitivity towards the jade statue. Even though it tried to help, the result was the same. There was not a single trace of the man. It tried to absorb the statue’s spiritual power, but could hardly sense any trace of spiritual power.
The only comforting outcome was that the statue was still warm, even though the temperature was much lower than that of a human body. It was unlike any common jade statues that were usually cold.
Gu Xijiu sat by the lake and looked at the sun for a moment. She then turned her attention to the statue. With a sigh, she took out the remaining Purple Cloud Mushroom pills and observed them carefully on her palm.
The pills were all round and shiny, glistening brightly under the sun. Feeling haunted, her lips tightened into a line as soon as she thought about how Di Fuyi was turned into a statue as a result of the pills. She had never taken them out of her bag until now.
Desperately looking for some explanation, she could not help but pour the pills out of the bottle. “If I consumed all of the pills, would I be turned into the same lifeless statue?” She seemed to be engrossed by the idea.
“Master, please do not do anything silly!” The Firmament Stone could read her mind and knew what she was thinking, so it quickly spoke to her. “If you consume all of the pills, your body will explode, and you will be shattered to the tiniest bits. There will not be a single trace of you left behind.”
“Do you think that these pills had somehow expired?” Gu Xijiu asked the Firmament Stone. “Otherwise, why would the pills have such a strong side effect?”
The Firmament Stone denied it. “No, these pills will never expire.”
“I shall try one!” Gu Xijiu firmly said.
She was eager to regain the power of a Mighty Immortal. When she was strong enough, Yun Yanli would no longer be a threat to her. She would not have to keep running away from him endlessly, with no place to call home.
The Firmament Stone was not against the idea. “Master, it is fine if you consume one pill. However, you will need to meditate in isolation for three days upon consumption. Should you ask Kun Xueyi to guard the place?”