Chapter 16: Cross-dressing

When she opened her eyes again, Mo Bai came into view first. 

“Mo Bai?” Gu Qingyu realised she was lying on a bed, she wanted to sit up but Mo Bai pushed her back down. 

“Miss Gu, you were chosen by the Lifeblood Jewel of Destiny. Your body would need some time to adjust, it may get a little rough. ” Mo Bai smiled. “It is best to rest and not overexert yourself for the next few days.”

“Oh...I’ll be fine.” Gu Qingyu sat up. Beside her was Jia Qizhe, Qi Yichen, and Xiao Qi.  And right next to her pillow was the Lifeblood Jewel of Destiny. Mo Bai is a doctor after all, so it is normal to wake up to his face, but…

“Why did I faint just now?” Gu Qingyu’s first reaction was to ask this. 

A black-robed man walked in, “You have accepted the Lifeblood Jewel of Destiny, and its power entered your body. Of course you would pass out.”

Gu Qingyu recoiled the moment she saw the old man, she had not forgotten that he called it ‘a rock’!

“Relax, this old man won’t hurt you.” The black-robed man waved his sleeve. “Tomorrow morning, you all should look for a man named Murong Ranyue.”

“Eh?” Gu Qingyu got interested. “Murong? Isn’t that the name of the royals?”

“Indeed.” The black-robed man nodded. 

“Why do we need to find him?” Gu Qingyu tilted her head.

“He has a particular medicine that can conceal the scent of the Lifeblood Jewel of Destiny. Specifically, he is a doctor.” The black-robed man explained. 

Doctor? Gu Qingyu looked at Mo Bai. “Don’t we have Mo Bai? Mo Bai is a doctor himself!”

“Murong Ranyue developed the medicine himself, no one else knows the formula.” The black-robed man shrugged. “He is the best doctor out of all the princes, but he doesn't know any martial arts. He lives in the capital, you all would be able to find him easily. ”

“No way! Really? ” Gu Qingyu groaned. “I just escaped there....”

The sun’s rays shone viciously on the ground but Gu Qingyu was working up a cold sweat. Mo Bai, who was beside her, kept turning around to check on her. “Miss Gu, are you alright?”

“I’m fine…” Gu Qingyu wiped off the perspiration. “I was just thinking, why did I agree to that Lifeblood Jewel of Destiny’s request? And how are we gonna get out after finding Murong Ranyue…”

“You’re worried about that?” Jia Qizhe smirked as he pulled her towards him.

“Huh?” Gu Qingyu looked confused. “Yeah.”

“You’re just worried that people from the Gu residence would see you, right?” Jia Qizhe hummed, a blue light flashed from his hands, enveloping Gu Qingyu.

“Erm…” Before Gu Qingyu could say anything, the blue light enveloped her entire body.

Jia Qizhe then lowered his hands and scanned Gu Qingyu from top to bottom, as if admiring an art piece, “Hmmm…Not bad.”

“Eh…?” Gu Qingyu looked at herself in a daze. She was stunned. 

Not just her, everyone else was stunned too! Gu Qingyu subconsciously touched her cheeks. It didn’t feel any different. So why was everyone still staring at her? What in the world…She looked down in reflex. Oh my! Her yellow dress turned into a man’s purplish robe, embroidered with an elegant yet mysterious pattern. Then she reached up to touch her hair...Wow! Her tied hair has changed to a men’s hairstyle! A classical case of cross-dressing as a disguise!

So that that means, Jia Qizhe wants her to disguise herself as a man? That’s so clever!

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