Chapter 211: Protecting in the Dark

When the guard saw Pei Qingfeng’s look of disdain, he understood that his master was looking down on him. However, he wasn’t familiar with the Phoenix King Valley Elder. How would he know what the elder was thinking? The guard immediately shook his head and said earnestly to Pei Qingfeng, “This subordinate doesn’t know the Phoenix King Valley Elder’s intention. Master, please enlighten me.”

Pei Qingfeng closed his eyes with his brows tightly locked together. No one knew whether he was concerned about the mental ability of his guard or Bai Luochu’s safety.

After quite a while, Pei Qingfeng opened his eyes and turned to face his personal guard, “The Phoenix King Valley Elder is staying behind to find the culprit. This matter is probably related to Luo Chu and if the Elder finds out, he will never let her off. That is why you lot are going over to protect her!“

“She made such a huge mess and we are the ones cleaning up after her...” The guard muttered softly as though he was expressing his dissatisfaction with Bai Luochu.

“What are you mumbling about? If I ask you to do something, get it done! Am I the prince or are you the prince?” Pei Qingfeng might not have heard it clearly, but he knew that his guard was complaining about Bai Luochu.

Pei Qingfeng was the master and when he gave his orders, the guard could only comply. Before the guard could leave, he was called back by Pei Qingfeng.

“Come back.” Pei Qingfeng said. In his mind, the guard felt that Pei Qingfeng changed his mind about meddling in Bai Luochu’s affairs. However, Pei Qingfeng’s words almost caused him to choke.

“Send some of the skilled secret guards instead. If regular guards go, they will probably attract more attention.”

After hearing Pei Qingfeng’s instructions, that guard secretly rolled his eyes. Who in the world was Luo Chu to make his Master, the well known women avoider, go to such lengths? If his master became the future emperor, Luo Chu would be a calamity to the nation. Who knew if his master would burn down several cities to see her smile.

That guard originally wanted to persuade his master, but when he thought about how his master disregarded all his principles when dealing with her, he decided to keep quiet. He would just be asking for a scolding… It wasn’t worth it.

In the end, the guard commander explained the situation to the secret guard commander and asked him to dispatch several men to the general’s residence. After the guard commander left, Pei Qingfeng was finally able to relax.

I don’t know what the Phoenix King Valley Elder is planning, but I hope I can stop it.

Pei Qingfeng looked through the window in the direction of the general’s residence.

He wasn’t the last person to care about Bai Luochu. When Lu Wenshu learned of the Phoenix King Valley’s departure, he was able to seek them out to feel the depressing aura they were emitting. He felt that it was somewhat strange for Feng Wan’er to be leading the group and when he finally turned to look at the elder’s gloomy expression, a rough guess of the situation popped up in his head.

She must have made a move. 

Lu Wenshu gently placed down the teacup in his hand while the corner of his mouth curled upwards. It was as though happy memories resurfaced in his mind. It was true that the Phoenix King Valley had never gained the upper hand when dealing with her. Not in her past life and not in this life either.

What did Bai Luochu actually steal from them? Lu Wenshu poured another cup of tea for himself as his thoughts spun. Before long, he came to a conclusion.

She must have stolen the Green Flame Eagle’s youngling. The only thing that can make the Phoenix King Valley Elder disregard the safety of the disciples and insist on staying in the Cloud Water Nation’s imperial city is probably related to the Green Flame Eagle. After all, the Phoenix King Valley treasures the Green Flame Eagle very much.

Lu Wenshu also heard about the feast Pei Qingfeng held for the core disciples the day before. At first, he was suspicious about the Second Prince’s actions. It seemed like Bai Luochu had asked him for a favor. When he thought about it, Lu Wenshu felt a little jealous that she was looking for another man when she met with trouble.

Well, she is really incredible. I don’t know how she managed to step over the Phoenix King Valley Elder’s head without suffering from his revenge. However, if this is really related to the Green Flame Eagle, the elder isn’t going to let it rest. If she exposes herself, it will be difficult for her to escape punishment. It seems like I have to make some preparations to protect her.

On Bai Luochu’s side, she was sound asleep. She was deep in dreamland until Cai Ling forcefully dragged her out of bed the next morning with the latest news.

“Mistress, Hurry up and wake up! Stop sleeping! This servant has something important to tell you.” Cai Ling rushed into the courtyard and when she saw that Bai Luochu was still sleeping, she started to yell.

Bai Luochu frowned when she heard Cai Ling’s loud voice. Her vision was still blurry and in Cai Ling’s eyes, she had never seen such a cute expression on her mistress’ face.

“What’s wrong? Why are you trying so hard to wake me up?” Bai Luochu sounded a little impatient.

“Mistress, the Phoenix King Valley is going back today! How can you sleep so soundly? You didn’t even wake up at daybreak to cultivate… you missed out a great show!” Cai Ling didn’t notice Bai Luochu’s impatient expression and she chattered on.

Bai Luochu was sniggering in her heart. Of course she knew that the Phoenix King Valley was going back. It was the reason behind her operation the night before. As for the reason behind her missing her cultivation session, it was obviously due to the over-exhaustion of her spiritual energy when breaking through the spirit ring.

Bai Luochu might be awake right now, but she was still drowsy and she sat on her bed as she listened to Cai Ling’s monologue.

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