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I Became Cinderella’s Vicious Stepsister: 15

“Belia–”

“Mother,” Liu Yu interrupted Mrs. Fergus, “give me two hundred lu.”

“Two hundred lu? Oh, Belia, you know…” Mrs. Fergus hesitated.

“But I want to go shopping on Floral Street today,” Liu Yu’s face showed a hint of a coquettish expression, “can you give it to me?”

Mrs. Fergus could never be too firm with her dear daughter.

Soon, Liu Yu happily took the two hundred lu from Mrs. Fergus and sat in the carriage with her, their faces close together.

She first went to the Soren Academy to register, then secretly snuck out and went to the inn.

“I’m looking for Gaia,” she said.

As soon as the bearded front desk of the inn saw her, his brows raised. “Miss Fergus, you look as beautiful as the Thorn Lilies on Mount Andy today.”

The Thorn Lily was a legendary flower.

When the God of Light rode his sun-chariot through the Andean Mountains, he shed a tear for the homeless people, and this tear gave birth to the Thorn Lily.

The Thorn Lily had an ice-white flower crown, golden stamens, and even the stems and leaves were white–it was said that encountering a Thorn Lily would bring good luck throughout one’s life.

“Thank you,” Liu Yu smiled at him, “I’m looking for Gaia.”

The bearded front desk handed her the key.

Liu Yu stepped on her white leather shoes and walked up the hotel stairs with a clatter. “Gaia, did you sleep well last night?”

Gaia stood quietly by the window, seemingly unaware.

“Gaia?”

Liu Yu walked over gently.

Gaia turned his head.

“To be honest, not very well,” he said.

“I’m thinking, who am I… why does everything seem so unfamiliar… my family and friends… Did my enemies gouge out my eyes…?”

The confusion on the young man’s face was genuine. “And Belia… why are you so kind to me?”

“Because I like Gaia,” Liu Yu observed Gaia’s expression.

Apart from confusion, he remained extremely indifferent to the word “like”, unlike those idiots who would be dazzled by it.

Of course, the God of Light had lived for countless years; his heart had long become as hard as a stone, and he had a goddess long ago.

“I’m sorry,” Gaia said, “I don’t really understand these things.”

“Oh,” the girl’s voice became desolate for a moment, but she quickly cheered up again, “Then… Gaia, let’s go out and take a walk. Maybe we’ll meet someone who knows you, or we’ll come across a familiar place, and you’ll remember something.”

“Okay.”

“Give me your hand.”

Liu Yu looked at Gaia’s outstretched hand and naturally held it, this time their fingers interlocked.

Gaia struggled a little, seeming unaccustomed to being so close to someone else’s warmth. Liu Yu grasped his hand firmly.

“Don’t be like this, Gaia. Between good friends, this is how we shake hands. Besides… you won’t lose it.”

“Oh.”

Gaia “looked at her” and said, “Does Belia hold hands with others like this?”

“I don’t have any friends except Gaia,” Liu Yu said.

The girl’s voice suddenly became pitiful, and she said softly, “They don’t like me. They say I’m bad and that I bully Natasie… oh, Natasie is my stepsister. She’s much more likable than me.”

“They don’t like me, so I don’t want to be friends with them,” she dug herself into a hole.

“But Belia is a kind child. You helped me.”

As soon as Gaia finished speaking, he realized he had used the word “child”. But it seemed perfectly natural, and he didn’t feel uncomfortable at all.

“Really?”

Liu Yu jumped up happily, but then said, “Then Gaia, promise me one thing. In the future, I mean in the future, if you happen to meet Natasie, don’t be friends with her… my friends all end up siding with her… you are my only friend, not hers.”

She pouted like a child.

Gaia bent down and gently stroked her, saying, “Belia, let’s go out and take a walk.”

Since she didn’t get the promise she wanted, Liu Yu just dropped the matter.

The urgent task now was to find out if the original body was actually the chosen one of the gods.

“Okay, let’s go!”

She held his hand and walked down the stairs with a thump, thump, thump.

After settling the hotel bill, she went to the Lofu Medical Hall and redeemed the golden iris flower. Liu Yu took Gaia to stroll on the Florein Street.

She bought a string of beads and planned to string them together with feathers–

These feathers gathered the most powerful part of the divine power of the speckled sparrow, and they were good for self-defense. As for the beads, they needed to be well-preserved. She couldn’t let Gaia regain his memories until she had cultivated enough feelings.

After everything was done, Liu Yu led Gaia to a small temple in the Light God’s Temple in the city of Sollo.

“Gaia, you cannot participate in the selection of the Chosen Ones at the Soren Academy… but you can do it here.”

The Light God’s Temple selected their chosen ones every three rounds. The god envoys would bring crystal balls to test in the major academies. Non-academy students, unless they were nobles, were not allowed to take the test.

However, if commoners could come up with a testing fee, they were also allowed to take the test at the temple during the selection season.

This was a considerable source of income.

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