Chapter 237: Reversal in a Game of Chess

It was unknown when Cai Ling appeared behind the guard servants. Since they were familiar with Cai Ling’s voice, the two of them didn’t even dare to turn back. They stood at the entrance without uttering a sound.

When Cai Ling saw her mistress’ back, she felt rather heartbroken and let out a sigh.

How can there not be a murderous aura? After so many random invitations by someone she doesn’t want to be involved with… If it isn’t because Mistress is able to keep her calm, she will probably be charging out of the residence with a blade in her hand. How dare these people blame Mistress… Brainless idiots. 

“Let’s go to the First Prince's residence. I would like to see what my First Brother is up to these days.” At this moment, Pei Qingfeng was done with his morning routine and he quickly passed an order down to his guard.

The personal guard acknowledged his orders and pushed Pei Qingfeng out of the room and towards the First Prince's residence.

“Eh? Luoluo, such a coincidence for me to encounter you on the way towards my First Brother’s place.” No one would have expected for Pei Qingfeng to actually meet with Bai Luochu at the entrance of the First Prince’s residence.

“What are you here for?” Bai Luochu was about to burst into fury. She was already having a headache thinking about how to entertain Pei Rumo who had been trying to rope her into his faction. Now there was another Pei Qingfeng who stuck to her like glue. It seemed as though he wouldn’t leave no matter how hard she flung him. She felt helpless in her heart and could only wonder who she had offended in order for her to suffer such a terrible fate.

Pei Qingfeng was currently acting out the entire show flawlessly. Since he had already made his plans, he couldn’t allow Bai Luochu to mess them up. “Sigh. It is nothing much. I was thinking about how I should visit my First Brother after not doing so for a long time. It is such a coincidence for us to meet at the entrance of his residence. I’m here to show my respects to him right now. Why are you here?”

“Nothing much. The First Prince invited me to play chess.” Bai Luochu wanted to return back to her residence but before she could make a move, Ming Lu walked out.

“Young Lady Luo Chu, Master is already waiting for you at the reception pavilion. Please follow me.” Ming Lu spoke to Bai Luochu and when he turned around, he saw Pei Qingfeng smiling at him. He immediately quivered as he stuttered, “Your... Your Second Highness, why are you here?”

“Can’t I come for a visit? I haven’t seen my First Brother for a long time and I miss him. I am here today to look for him.” Pei Qingfeng’s smile was so convincing that Bai Luochu nearly believed him.

Ming Lu had no choice but to invite Pei Qingfeng inside. At the reception pavilion, Pei Rumo felt that something strange was going on when his personal attendant returned in low spirits. “What’s wrong with you? Did someone bully you?”

Before Pei Rumo could finish his question, Ming Lu moved to the side and Pei Qingfeng’s figure appeared before him. In that instant, Pei Rumo’s smile froze.

Lu Wenshu’s objective for getting close to Pei Rumo might not be as obvious, but Pei Qingfeng’s visit was obviously related to Luo Chu. It was going to be a long day.

“Why didn’t Second Brother inform me before the visit? I could have asked someone to bring you over. My First Prince's residence has failed as the host.” Pei Rumo knew there was nothing he could do to Pei Qingfeng, therefore, he simply started off with a conventional greeting.

“This official brother hasn’t been visiting the First Prince's residence due to my injuries and I feel that it isn’t appropriate for me to do so. As such, I am here to pay my respects to First Brother. When I was on the way, I encountered Luoluo at the entrance.” Pei Qingfeng might be speaking to Pei Rumo but his gaze was locked onto Bai Luochu. The way he addressed her was too intimate and it made Pei Rumo sound like an outsider.

Bai Luochu wasn’t happy after hearing those words and said, “What are you saying? What did you call me? I am not worthy of such an affectionate form of address. Will Your Second Highness please conduct yourself with dignity?”

“What is everyone talking about? Why is it so lively here?” Before the commotion was over, Lu Wenshu made his appearance.

Bai Luochu might not have seen him, but her entire body shivered when she heard his voice. There was no way she would forget this voice. Why was Lu Wenshu here?!

“Why are you here?” Before Bai Luochu could ask, Pei Qingfeng snapped and he looked as though he was a hedgehog whose spikes were raised.

Others might not know Lu Wenshu’s thoughts, but the eyes he used to look at Bai Luochu was telling Pei Qingfeng that he had designs on her. Furthermore, in the eyes of Bai Luochu, Lu Wenshu was a young hero. How could Pei Qingfeng remain calm?

Lu Wenshu was stunned when he saw Pei Qingfeng. He went through so much trouble and didn’t hesitate to burn down his courtyard just to enter the First Prince’s residence. He created so much trouble so that he could meet Bai Luochu every single day in the First Prince’s residence. What was the Second Prince doing in the First Prince’s residence?!

Lu Wenshu might be resentful, but he still had to put up a show. “The courtyard I was residing in caught fire the night before. I have no choice but to intrude on the First Prince.”

Even though his reasoning wasn’t off, Pei Qingfeng still felt that there was something wrong. Lu Wenshu was in luck as he wasn’t the reason behind Pei Qingfeng’s appearance and the Second Prince quickly changed the topic. He turned to Pei Rumo and asked, “Didn’t First Brother invite Luoluo to have a game of chess? It just so happens that my hands are feeling itchy. Why don’t you bring over another set of chess to entertain Young Master Lu and myself?”

“If your hand is itchy, go scratch a tree! Stop making trouble here.” Bai Luochu was about to erupt and Pei Qingfeng just so happened to place himself in her way. After hearing him address her as ‘Luoluo’ again, she snapped.

Lu Wenshu didn’t wish to give up such a great opportunity to interact with Bai Luochu. He immediately suggested, “Why don’t the four of us take turns to play with one another?”

After hearing this suggestion, the atmosphere in the reception pavilion stagnated a little. The four of them each had their own motives and objectives.

“Young Master Lu’s suggestion is great. Why don’t we do as he suggested?” Pei Rumo couldn’t allow the atmosphere to die and he quickly accepted the suggestion.

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