Chapter 2: Escape Plan

Gu Qingyu learned a few things from the servant girl. Firstly, Xiao Qi was her name and she was Gu Qingyu’s personal attendant. Gu Qingyu was the heir to the Gu Family. 

Secondly, the previous Gu Qingyu knew martial arts and was agile, she was also well-read and good at observing others. On the other hand, the current Gu Qingyu could not do any of those things except for the last point. But Gu Qingyu discovers that she could use all the abilities of her original host! And she seems to know magic!

Third, Jia Yinxiong’s actual name was Jia Qizhe, and he was proficient in both martial arts and magic. Due to his mission, he currently lives in the Gu Residence. The original Gu Qingyu seemed to have wanted to help Jia Qizhe, so she left the residence with him. 

Fourth, the original Gu Qingyu appeared to have been a demon, but only Xiao Qi was aware of this.

The original Gu Qingyu seemed to be a cat demon, and treated Xiao Qi well, thus this was a secret between the two. Lastly, the original Gu Qingyu… did not seem to be on good terms with the other ladies in the house. 

These were all the details she had so far. What shocked Gu Qingyu most was that she was a demon! What’s with that! Fortunately, she is a cat demon… If she was a cockroach or rat demon, then that would be way too embarrassing!

“Young Miss, the old master is looking for you.” A maidservant spoke gently at the door.

Gu Qingyu blinked, “Um, yes, I’ll be right there.”

Hm? Is she really not on good terms with the rest of the house? Since there isn’t anything going on, let’s just go and meet them!

Gu Qingyu sauntered to the main hall, and found quite a few people there. “Ah, Elder Sister is here” A small girl holding a handkerchief smiled, “I wonder if you’ve met any trouble while helping Hero Jia?”

“All is well.” Gu Qingyu smiled faintly. This girl was very beautiful, but too devious.

“Are you all right, Younger Sister? Welcome back.” Another girl also smiled faintly as she stared at Gu Qingyu. 

“Elder Sister, I am well, no need to worry.” Gu Qingyu replied easily.

Xiao Qi, who was by her side, kept nodding and smiling. Her lady seemed to have gotten smarter since she hit her head! You know, her lady used to avoid all these situations in the past, or just refused to speak… She had really gotten smarter! 

“Yu’er, we heard you had a fall and lost your memory?” asked the man sitting in the main seat. He gave off an air of authority; he must be the father of the original Gu Qingyu. 

Gu Qingyu bowed as she replied, “Father, your daughter didn’t lose any memories.”

“Ay, I have warned you so many times about this sort of dangerous work! You are not to do any more of them! Luckily, Hero Jia was around, but he is leaving soon. Hero Jia is powerful in magic and travels all over the world. He won't be here forever!” 

It was obvious that man was very fond of the original Gu Qingyu. 

“Yes, Father.” Gu Qingyu smirked, because she thought of an idea. 

Hero Jia travels all over the world? Haha, he must be a man of great strength! Let’s have Hero Jia bring me around! The politics here are too messy! I will definitely be bullied by those devious aunts and sisters! 

“Yes, do take note next time.” The man nodded.

“Younger Sister still needs to take care of her image, being a lady and all!” The “elder sister” spoke out, with an expression of concern, but the cynicism in her voice was unmistakable.

Gu Qingyu smiled gently, “Thank you for your concern, Elder Sister! I know I am kind and beautiful, so I attracted the adoration of many men, so I don’t need to be like some people, having to resort to jealousy without anything to show for themselves!” She outright complimented herself, and what she meant was very obvious: You are just jealous that I am better than you!

“You!” The sister exclaimed as she stomped. 

“Ok ok, Yu’er must be tired, let her go back and rest.” Father spoke.

“Yep!” Gu Qingyu nodded, “Your daughter excuses herself.”

She was finally able to escape and return to her room. Just then, a girl called out to her, “Gu Qingyu, don’t you think you’ve forgotten to say something to us?”

“Who am I to you that you can call me by my full name?” 

Gu Qingyu turned her head back, then waved her hand.  “Oh well, since you idolize me so much, I will at least say bye to you!” With that, she left without turning back.

The girl was stunned for a moment, and then bit her handkerchief in exasperation, “Gu Qingyu!” She shouldn’t have called out to her, now it really looked like she idolized Gu Qingyu. 

Gu Qingyu returned to her room, closed her doors. “Sigh…”

“Young Miss, are you alright?” Xiao Qi couldn’t resist asking.

“Yep, I’m fine!” Gu Qingyu nodded, “Xiao Qi, I have an excellent idea, will you help me?” 

Yes, the first thing to do right now is to tell Xiao Qi the plan and get her to help, then come up with a plan to escape this place!

“What idea? Young Miss can speak freely.” Xiao Qi nodded, looking curiously at Gu Qingyu.

Gu Qingyu described her idea, “I want to leave.”

“What? Young Miss, you grew up here! No, no!” Xiao Qi immediately waved her hand, “How did you suddenly have such an idea, Young Miss… oof!”

Her voice was muffled by Gu Qingyu. Gu Qingyu glared at Xiao Qi. “Do you want the whole house to know that I want to escape! Can you be even louder?!”

Gu Qingyu rolled her eyes as Xiao Qi nodded confidently, “Will you just help me?” 

Looking at the rebellious glint in Xiao Qi’s eyes, Gu Qingyu began “persuading” her, “You see, Xiao Qi, I suffered a lot here, right?”

Xiao Qi nodded furiously.

“Exactly! You of all people should know that I’ve always suffered in silence.” Gu Qingyu slowly “enlightened” Xiao Qi.

Xiao Qi nodded furiously again.

“And you can’t stand it anymore as well, right? For you, for me, we need to get out of here and find our own place! Let’s build a beautiful home for ourselves!” Gu Qingyu spread her arms out with an air of righteousness.

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