Chapter 204: The Matter is Done

“Am I someone who will care about such things?” Pei Qingfeng was extremely irritated. He was feeling heartache because he didn’t know Bai Luochu well enough. She assumed that he wasn’t going to agree and started using profits to tempt him just because he remained silent for a moment. There were times when he wanted to pry open her head and see what was inside her brain. Were there feelings stored in it?

When Bai Luochu saw that Pei Qingfeng was annoyed, she became confused. She didn’t understand why he would blow up like that. Could it be that she insulted his status and moral integrity? Bai Luochu had no choice but to quickly explain her thoughts. At the very least, she couldn’t allow him to continue raging.

“I’m not trying to bribe you with the elixir. I feel that I have to give you something for chasing you away yesterday. This is an apology gift.” Bai Luochu finished her explanation and pushed the elixir towards Pei Qingfeng, hinting for him to accept it.

When Pei Qingfeng saw Bai Luochu’s honest expression, he became even more infuriated. He thought that she was really an emotionless robot. Why couldn’t the heavens send down a lightning bolt to enlighten her?

Pei Qingfeng helplessly shook his head, “Take it back. I will definitely help you out with the invitation. If there is nothing else, please return to your residence.” Pei Qingfeng had already made his intentions clear. He was afraid that he might strangle her to death if she didn’t leave this instant.

Bai Luochu stuffed the elixir into his hand and snapped. “When have I taken back my gifts? If you want to keep it, keep it. If you hate it, you still have to keep it. If you really hate it so much, just throw it away. I can always refine elixirs like this in the future… Are you really going to accept my request?”

“Yes yes yes, a nobleman’s word is his bond. I’ll definitely send out the invitations. Even if I have to turn violent, I will make all of them stay. Are you satisfied now?” This was the first time Pei Qingfeng felt such a painful headache when speaking to Bai Luochu.

“Since that is the case, I shall thank Your Second Highness in advance. I still have other things to prepare. Farewell.” Bai Luochu left the study room and ran into the guard who just returned.

When the guard commander saw how Bai Luochu left in such a hurry, he felt that something was wrong. He immediately quickened his pace and headed to the study room. The moment he entered, he saw Pei Qingfeng’s gloomy face. He was also complaining endlessly in his heart. The guard commander was afraid a careless mistake would cause his master to fly into a fit of rage.

“Grind the ink for me. I am going to write an invitation card.” Pei Qingfeng didn’t vent his anger on the guard commander.

That guard immediately ran over to help Pei Qingfeng grind the ink after hearing the order. He didn’t dare to move slowly.

When the guard saw the contents of the card, he became confused. “Master, why do you want to invite the Phoenix King Valley’s core disciples to the residence? They are really troublesome people and we should keep away from them.”

“You don’t have to bother with the way I do things.” Pei Qingfeng replied to the guard’s question and continued to write.

“Master, are you doing this for Luo Chu?” The guard commander pondered for a long time before allowing the question to leave his mouth. After all, his master was a person who didn’t like noise. Why would he take the initiative to invite others to a feast? If there was someone who could persuade Pei Qingfeng to do such a thing, Luo Chu would be number 1 on the list. No matter what occasion it was, if Luo Chu was present, Pei Qingfeng would be there as well.

Pei Qingfeng paused for a second. He didn’t expect the guard to be able to read his thoughts. He immediately asked in return, “What about it?”

That guard commander let out a silent sigh and said, “Master, why don’t you ask for the reason behind her favor? You should know that the Phoenix King Valley isn’t a small faction. If she causes trouble out there, they might even suspect that you are involved. How will we explain the matter if that happens? Right now, the relationship between the imperial clan and the Phoenix King Valley isn’t the best. If another incident occurs… I’m afraid His Majesty will punish you to warn the rest.”

“I trust her.” Pei Qingfeng was done with the invitation card. He turned and spoke to the guard firmly, “She always has a plan. Nothing has even gone wrong. If nothing happened to her so far, nothing will happen to her in the future. She crossed swords with the Phoenix King Valley multiple times now and was never at a disadvantage. I even used repairing relationships as a reason to invite all of them for a feast. I will absolve myself of all blame when the time comes.”

“But Master...” That guard commander wanted to say something but was refuted by Pei Qingfeng.

“Deliver this invitation card to the Phoenix King Valley’s manor. You have to make sure they accept the invitation. When you are returning, deliver a message to Luo Chu as well. Let her know that ‘the matter is done’ so she can feel at ease.”

When the guard saw how determined his master was, he had no choice but to acknowledge the orders. He held onto the invitation card and left the residence. 

On the other side, Bai Luochu was speeding up her refining of the antidote to the sleeping incense. 

The core disciples unexpectedly accepted the invitation by Pei Qingfeng without any resistance. After obtaining their answer, the guard quickly left.

For convenience’s sake, the guard didn’t enter the main entrance. He headed straight into the secluded courtyard to deliver the message to Bai Luochu.

“The request you have for Master has been done.” The guard commander was still in a fit of anger and his tone wasn’t exactly nice.

Bai Luochu nodded in response. The moment the sun set, her operation would begin.

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