Chapter 16 – Cross-dressing
She opened her eyes again, the first person she saw was Mo Bai.
“Mo Bai?” Gu Qingyu found herself lying on a bed. When she tried to get out, Mo Bai pressed her back down onto the bed.
“You were chosen by the Bloodlife Jade, Miss Gu, so it’s going to take a while for your body to adjust to that.” Mo Bai gave her a faint smile, “I’d say that you shouldn’t move around excessively for a couple of days.”
“Oh… but I’m fine~” Gu Qingyu got up anyways and noticed Jia Qizhe, Qi Yichen and Xiao Qi standing next to her. Beside her pillow… laid the red Bloodlife Jade.
Since Mo Bai was a Divine Healer, to see him first, was completely understandable. But…
“How did I go unconscious?” Gu Qingyu’s first reaction was to ask this.
The black robed man walked in, “Since you received the Bloodlife Jade, you simply fainted the moment the power entered your body.”
Gu Qingyu started to feel uneasy when she saw his face, she couldn’t forget about that ‘rock’ he talked about!
“Don’t be afraid, this old one won’t hurt you.” The black robed man flickered his sleeves, “Early tomorrow morning, you need to go and search for a person, his name is Murong Ranyue.”
“Huh?” Gu Qingyu came back to reality, “Murong? Isn’t that the surname of the imperial family!”
“Correct.” The black robed man nodded vaguely.
“Why should I look for him?” Gu Qingyu tiled her head to the side.
“He possesses a certain herb, it can properly help you suppress the aura of the Bloodlife Jade. He’s a famous Divine Healer, to be exact.” explained the man.
Divine Healer? She quickly glanced at Mo Bai, “Don’t we have Mo Bai already? He’s a Divine Healer too!”
“This herb was created by Murong Ranyue himself, and except for him, no one else knows the formula” The black robed man shrugged, “He’s the most skilled in healing arts among the princes, but he doesn’t know any martial arts. It’ll be easy for you to find him, because he’s currently residing in the capital.”
“Are—you—kidding—me?” said Gu Qingyu, in a dragging voice, “I just got out—”
The scorching sun blazed down on the ground, but Gu Qingyu kept breaking out in a cold sweat.
Beside her, Mo Bai glanced at her curiously from time to time, “Are you alright, Miss Gu?”
“Yupp, it’s nothing…” She wiped the cold sweat on her forehead, “I’m thinking about how I agreed to the Bloodlife Jade’s request… and trying to figure out how we can escape from the capital again after finding that person…”
“You’re just worrying about this?” Ji Qizhe curled his lips and pulled her before him.
“Aing?” Gu Qingyu had a confused look on her face, “Yeah.”
“Aren’t you just worried about getting recognized by people from your home?” Jia Qizhe snorted, his palm brimmed with blue light and swept across Gu Qingyu’s body.
“Uh…” A layer of blue light wrapped around her whole body in a shimmering cloud before she got to say anything.
Jia Qizhe slowly let his hands down and appraised Gu Qingyu, as if he was observing an art piece, “Mm… pretty good.”
“Eh…?” Bewildered, Gu Qingyu took a look at herself.
Not only her, but everyone present were dumbstruck as well.
Gu Qingyu subconsciously touched her cheeks, “Eh? Nothing changed? Why is everyone gaping at me? What’s actually happening…”
She involuntarily looked down to her body… Goodness! Her light yellow dress had turned into a light purple robe. The robe was even covered in elegant and mysterious patterns!
She touched her hair—As expected! Her former hairstyle has been changed into a man’s hairstyle! —Such a typical male disguise!!
So… this means that Jia Qizhe wants her to pretend to be a guy??
What a genius!