Gu Ruoyun heaved a sigh of relief. Ever since Zixie had been reborn, he had changed in every aspect imaginable. However, his fondness for teasing her was something which has never changed.
"Little girl, are you asleep?"
Suddenly, the man's warm voice sounded from outside the tent.
Gu Ruoyun shook, "No."
"Mm. I'm coming in."
The man in red stepped in from outside the tent. He frowned as he observed Gu Ruoyun's living quarters seriously. A glint flashed in his proud eyes, "I heard voices in here so I came by to have a look. What's going on? Is someone causing trouble for you?"
Gu Ruoyun paused and shook her head, "No, perhaps you had been hearing things."
"Really?" The man in red looked suspicious. Suddenly, he smiled gently, "Perhaps I had been mistaken. However, if anyone dares to bully you, come find me immediately no matter who it is. Do you understand?"
Clearly, the man in red could not stop worrying about Gu Ruoyun.
A sense of warmth enveloped Gu Ruoyun's heart. She understood that her godfather was afraid that Bai Yin would trouble her out of her dissatisfaction for being punished. He had specifically come to reassure her.
Still, she has never cared for people like Bai Yin so why would she rat her out to her godfather?
Gu Ruoyun replied, "Godfather, don't you worry, I'll let you know if anyone bullies me."
"Alright," The man in red heaved a sigh of relief. His pronounced eyes and brows were filled with joy, "Then, I can relax. Have a good rest. We still have to push forward on our journey tomorrow. There's one more thing; remember that you are the Lady of the Red Lotus Territory. You are a goddaughter to me, the Grand Lord Hong Lian! If anyone bullies you and you find yourself in a situation where you can fight for yourself, you take care of it on your own! However, if you are unable to take the fight, come and look for me! As my daughter, you need not act with fear. You have my full support behind you so you can rest assured and boldly do as you wish. Understood?"
Gu Ruoyun nodded, "I understand."
"It's good that you do."
The man in red smiled and said, "I'm going to get some rest, remember to sleep early as well."
He then turned and left without waiting for Gu Ruoyun's reply.
Gu Ruoyun's pupils narrowed as she watched him leave. She spoke through her soul and asked, "Xiao Zixie, tell me, is this man more powerful than Supreme Jin?"
"He's indeed more powerful."
From within her soul, Xiao Zixie's childish voice rang out after a long pause.
Even though Zixie had just been reborn, his memories from his past life had remained intact. Naturally, he would still have an impression of Supreme Jin! Of course, that impression was sensed through his place in the Ancient Divine Pagoda.
Even so, Xiao Zixie could still sense that this man's power was much stronger than Supreme Jin's.
"How about when compared to you?" Gu Ruoyun raised an eyebrow and asked.
Xiao Zixie had nothing to say.
Just as Gu Ruoyun had assumed that he was not going to answer the question, his child-like voice spoke up once again.
"I've just been born, I'm still at the childhood stage! I've only been in this world for less than a year!"
This means that he could not possibly defeat the man in red.
"However," Xiao Zixie paused and continued, "In another three to five years, he would never be able to catch up to me no matter how hard he tries. You can't compare a newborn baby to a man who has lived for over ten years but that friend of yours, Supreme Jin, is certainly no match for me."