“Do you gain weight even from drinking water?” Feng Wu asked .
Chaoge felt like crying when the subject was brought up . “Xiao Wu, I’m not a glutton . There was this time when I starved myself for three days, but afterward, I weighed 3kg more! How can such a horrible thing happen? In the past few years, every time I went on a diet, I ended up gaining more weight! Sometimes I feel that there’s no point in living like this…”
Chaoge had been living in a nightmare in the past five years since Feng Wu left .
“And you made no progress in your cultivation . Not only that, your cultivation level has dropped . ” Feng Wu frowned .
“Xiao Wu —” Chaoge burst into tears . “I don’t know why, but after you left, instead of making any progress every time I cultivated, my level would drop . In the end, I just stopped altogether, for the harder I tried, the faster I slid backward —”
It was horrible!
“Am I cursed?” Chaoge had been living under a lot of stress .
Things wouldn’t be so bad if her family was a peaceful and warm one, but hers was like a battlefield, and more drama went on there than in the Feng manor .
“It’s not a curse, but a poison . ” Feng Wu fought back her anger . “It’s known as ‘Degenerative Powder,’ which not only makes you gain weight, but causes your cultivation level to drop . ”
“That sounds like such a potent poison, but who would do that to me?” Chaoge asked in confusion .
Feng Wu’s eyes flashed . “You came to see me off before I left the imperial capital . Did you drink anything that day?”
“Well…” Chaoge might forget a lot of things, but she remembered every moment she spent with Feng Wu . “I remember that I was thirsty and I saw a bowl of water on your table, so I drank it . ”
“Was it sweet and sour and tasted like almond?”
“Yes!” Chaoge cried out . “Xiao Wu, how do you know that?”
“If I’m guessing right, it was meant for me . ” Feng Wu closed her eyes . If Chaoge hadn’t drunk it, either her beautiful mother or herself would have .
“What?” Chaoge couldn’t bring herself to imagine Xiao Wu as a butterball the way she was now . “I’m so glad that I drank it instead . ”
I’m so glad that I drank it instead…
Feng Wu took a deep breath . After suffering from the poison for five years, the first thing Chaoge said when she learned the truth wasn’t a complaint, but that she was glad that she had taken Feng Wu’s place as the victim…
Feng Wu felt so blessed to have such a good friend!
“Don’t worry . I have the antidote for it,” Feng Wu said in a solemn tone .
Chaoge beamed at her . “I know Xiao Wu can do it . ”
Nothing in this world could stop Xiao Wu .
That was how confident Chaoge was about Feng Wu .
Feng Wu gave Chaoge a wry smile . With so many people she needed to protect, she had no choice but to work harder and become stronger .
With a wave of Feng Wu’s hand, a dot of pale green light entered Chaoge’s forehead between her eyebrows .
Feng Wu let out a breath of relief when she saw Chaoge begin to absorb that dot of light .
Looking up, Feng Wu observed Inky Rain hanging on the wall .
It was a painting of inky dots splattered all over a piece of white paper and there didn’t seem to be a pattern to them .
“Those two are so dumb . ”
Seeing Feng Wu and Chaoge sitting in front of Inky Rain in a trance-like state, Ye Yafei spoke in a taunting voice .