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Chapter 316: The Sect Leader Wakes Up Grumpy Every Day (64)

Shen Mubai felt something was amiss, even though the system claimed there was no cure for the Gu. However, she didn’t show it on her face and instead cooperated with Yun Niang, pretending to look surprised.

Soon enough, Jun Jiuling arrived.

Whether it was just her imagination or not, Shen Mubai felt that he looked a bit tired and pale, with a hint of darkness under his eyes.

Jun Jiuling, seeing that the Gu had indeed been expelled, couldn’t contain his joy. He tightly embraced the girl on the bed, his large hand gently stroking her hair as he whispered hoarsely, “Bai Bai.”

Seeing him like this, Shen Mubai couldn’t help but be moved, and for a while, she obediently stayed in his embrace.

In the days that followed, Shen Mubai could only drink simple rice gruel.

She had once sneaked into the kitchen to find some meat to eat, only to be discovered by Wu Er, who not only reported her but also extended her gruel-only punishment.

During this time, Jun Jiuling was rarely seen, occasionally appearing in her room late at night to sleep with her, only to disappear by morning.

Shen Mubai always remembered the matter of the Gu and consulted the system about it.

The system said, “Jun Jiuling gave you his life-binding Gu.”

Shen Mubai was stunned. “What is a life-binding Gu?”

The system was explained truthfully.

Every Master of the Fire Lotus Sect has a life-binding Gu, nurtured within them since childhood. It enhances their martial prowess but also affects their lives. Jun Jiuling had given his own life-binding Gu to Shen Mubai, essentially giving her half of his life.

This revelation left Shen Mubai completely stunned. She hadn’t expected Jun Jiuling to go to such lengths for her.

The system, perhaps fearing she would waver, warned her, “Even if he gave you his life-binding Gu, you still won’t live for long.”

Confused by the system’s words, Shen Mubai asked, “What do you mean?”

The system explained, “The seven day Gu matures in a hundred years, and there’s no cure for it. Besides, you don’t have Jun Jiuling’s immunity to poisons, so the life-binding Gu can only sustain you for a few months.”

Shen Mubai thought about the progress bar above Jun Jiuling’s head, which had already reached ninety-nine percent. Feeling a pang of guilt, she took a deep breath and asked, “System, can I stay longer after completing the mission?”

Shen Mubai, upon learning that Jun Jiuling had already removed his own life-binding gu, admitted that she couldn’t be that heartless.

The system was silent for a while and then said, “Three days at most.”

Expecting the system to refuse, she was surprised to receive an unexpected answer. She quickly expressed her gratitude.

The system replied coldly, “I just don’t want my host to encounter any unexpected situations in the next world.”

As the progress of the mission approached one hundred percent, Jun Jiuling was feeding her medicine.

With the three-day countdown ringing in her mind, Shen Mubai was momentarily stunned.

Sensing her distraction, Jun Jiuling asked, “What’s wrong?”

Shen Mubai snapped out of it, wrinkling her small face and pitifully saying, “It’s bitter.”

With a helpless smile on his lips, Jun Jiuling took out some candied fruit.

Shen Mubai’s eyes lit up. “But didn’t you say I shouldn’t eat while taking medicine?”

Jun Jiuling lifted his lips. “You can now.”

Shen Mubai happily took the candy and put it in her mouth.

Jun Jiuling lightly tapped her nose and looked at her with fondness.

During the time Shen Mubai was recuperating, Yun Niang brought up the topic of marriage.

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