“That’s true… After breakfast, I shall go to the Second Prince’s residence to pay him a visit.” Bai Luochu shifted to the table and started to eat her breakfast.
After finishing her breakfast, Bai Luochu freshened up with the help of Cai Ling before grabbing her visitation card. She left the residence and made her way towards the Second Prince’s residence without turning her head. This matter was very important and there couldn’t be any delays. If Pei Qingfeng didn’t agree to help, she would have to find another solution quickly. Today was the best opportunity for her to launch a night assault at the Phoenix King Valley to steal the Green Flame Eagle’s youngling. If they left, it would be equivalent to her releasing a tiger back into the woods. If she wanted to retrieve the Green Flame Eagle’s egg, she might never have the chance to.
“General residence’s Luo Chu is seeking an audience with His Second Highness. I hope that Brother Guards will be able to bring this visitation card in to inform His Second Highness.” Bai Luochu arrived at the Second Prince’s residence and immediately bowed respectfully while presenting her card.
The two guards at the gate looked at each other and took out a small portrait from their clothes. They noticed that the person in front of them was the same one as in the portrait and one of them immediately asked, “Is Young Lady Divine Physician Bai? If you are, you may enter. Someone will guide you to meet His Second Highness.”
Bai Luochu was startled for a moment and was surprised that the guards of the Second Prince's residence were so sloppy. No matter what, being able to enter was better than being stopped at the gate. She nodded and walked into the residence.
As soon as she walked across the main hall, she saw Pei Qingfeng’s personal guard coming out to welcome her.
“Young Lady Luo Chu, this one pays his respects. Master has informed us that if you visit, I am to lead you to him. Master is currently waiting in his study room. Will Young Lady please follow me?”
Since he was a personal guard Bai Luochu had met before, she wasn’t too concerned as she followed behind him towards the study.
After entering the study room, Bai Luochu noticed that Pei Qingfeng was indeed waiting inside. As for the guard, he silently retreated towards the main gate.
“You have just seen Young Lady Luo Chu, do you remember her face?” The personal guard walked to the entrance and spoke to the two guards.
The guards of the main entrance didn’t know how to reply and they simply nodded with a blank stare on their face. In response, the guard stretched out his hand and said, “Since that is the case, hand over Divine Physician Bai’s portraits. Master said that Divine Physician Bai’s portrait must not land in the hands of others, otherwise, tongues might have to drop.”
When the two guards heard Pei Qingfeng’s order, they quickly took out the portraits and handed it over to the guard.
The personal guard stowed them away carefully in his clothes. Pei Qingfeng passed down the order that the portraits had to be returned in one piece and there shouldn’t be any damages. Tsk tsk… His master was becoming more and more like an incapable ruler.
On the other side, Pei Qingfeng had already started the discussion with Bai Luochu.
“What wind blew you here? You chased me back here in front of so many people.... Why are you here now? Do you miss me?” Pei Qingfeng teased Bai Luochu like he usually did.
Bai Luochu still couldn’t get used to the way Pei Qingfeng spoke to her and she quickly shifted her gaze to the curtains. “What Lu Wenshu said is true. I am the Third Prince’s nominal fiancée and I have to avoid gossip from spreading. Even if I don’t bother about my reputation, you, as a prince, should pay attention to how others look at you. There are plenty of people monitoring your every move. If your behavior is inappropriate, the others might not say anything. Instead, they might smear the name of the imperial clan. If that happens, do you think your Emperor Father will spare you?”
“I never cared about what Emperor Father thought of me. Why are you worried about such meaningless things?” Pei Qingfeng was rather touched that Bai Luochu had his interest in mind. However, he became angry again after noticing that she was doing whatever she liked without consulting him.
When Bai Luochu heard Pei Qingfeng’s question, she didn't even bother replying. She immediately changed the topic, “I am here to discuss an important matter. If you want to talk about things of the past, save it for when I’m free. It won’t be good if this matter is delayed.”
Pei Qingfeng knew that he wasn’t going to get an answer and didn’t harp on it. “Speak. What request do you have? As long as I can help, I will definitely help you.”
Pei Qingfeng was behaving magnanimously and it made Bai Luochu rather embarrassed. After all, she was merely trying to make use of him. She even chased him out of her residence the day before.
“The Phoenix King Valley is about to depart tomorrow. I hope you can invite the core disciples for dinner at the Second Prince’s residence… Is that possible?”
Pei Qingfeng fell into deep contemplation after hearing the request. He knew that this lass was filled with evil schemes and her target this time was the Phoenix King Valley. After all, she had a bone to pick with them. However, it didn’t make sense for her to target them because of the matter with Feng Wan’er. From the looks of things, there had to be something he didn’t know. Lu Wenshu was right. He didn’t understand this lass as well as he thought he did.
When Bai Luochu saw that Pei Qingfeng was staying silent, she thought that he was angry at her for chasing him back. She had no choice but to present the elixir she prepared. “This elixir has been refined by me some time ago. I originally reserved it for times of need but since this is a favor, I need to show my sincerity. This elixir can be considered the low-level version of the Nine Revolution Soul Return Gold Elixir. Due to my insufficient strength, I am unable to purify the herbs fully. The effects are a little inferior but it can still pull you back from the gates of hell. The reason behind storing it in this bottle is because of the metal properties of the bottle. If stored in a regular porcelain or jade bottle, the medicinal effects will be affected. As they say, ‘earth produces metal’. Only by using this bottle will the medicine remain effective.”Previous Chapter Next Chapter