Chapter 248: Pei Wuchen’s Visit

Cai Ling instructed someone on the outside to prepare the hot water before shutting the doors tightly. She started to help Bai Luochu change and after the cleanup, Bai Luochu didn’t look as miserable as before. Cai Ling started to make fun of Bai Luochu. “Mistress, those who didn’t know you were cultivating last night would think that you took a swim in the pond. What cultivation method did Mistress use last night? You looked so miserable this morning...” It was obvious that Cai Ling was grumbling about how Bai Luochu failed to recall that her little servant girl was worried for her. 

Bai Luochu saw how Cai Ling was behaving and immediately explained the process of cultivation. However, Bai Luochu didn’t tell Cai Ling about the difficulties that she faced during her cultivation session. After all, this servant girl was very concerned and if Cai Ling knew how dangerous her cultivation method was, Cai Ling might constantly keep an eye on Bai Luochu.

“Is there really such a mystical cultivation method? Mistress, why did you end up in such a miserable state?” Cai Ling wasn’t still confused.

Bai Luochu had no idea how to reply to Cai Ling and she quickly thought of an excuse, “I advanced an entire rank this time and all the impurities in my body were forced out.”

When Cai Ling saw that Bai Luochu was a little vague in her explanation, she felt rather unconvinced. However, she thought about how her mistress was able to come up with these legendary cultivation methods no one knew of and she convinced herself that anything was possible. Even if Bai Luochu were to say that the sun rose from the west, Cai Ling would convince herself that it was the truth.

Bai Luochu let out a breath of relief and felt that she had finally passed Cai Ling’s interrogation. As such, there was nothing else to be concerned about.

Since she hadn’t slept for the entire night, Bai Luochu got ready to take a short nap. Just as she was about to go to sleep, a manservant knocked on the door, “Young Lady Luo Chu, there is a guest at the entrance looking for you.”

Bai Luochu frowned and asked, “Looking for me? Who is he?” Bai Luochu didn’t have a good impression of the person who interrupted her rest. She snapped at the manservant and sounded rather unfriendly.

The manservant felt that he was placed in a difficult situation and stammered as he replied, “This... this servant doesn’t know the identity of the guest. This servant knows that he is wealthy and respectable. He said to notify Young Lady that he is no stranger. Young Lady should know that other than the Second Prince, this servant does not recognize other people.”

Bai Luochu nodded in response and said, “Since that is the case, invite that person into the residence. Ask him to head straight for the reception pavilion. I shall head there soon.”

The manservant acknowledged the orders and ran straight for the entrance.

“Mistress, you have cultivated for the entire night and have yet to rest. Do you want to meet with the guest now?” Cai Ling knew that Bai Luochu had made her decision and couldn’t help but complain.

“Visitors are guests and I cannot chase them away. Since he is already at the entrance, I shall meet with him to figure out his intention. I hope it’s not a waste of my time.” Bai Luochu explained and immediately headed for the reception pavilion.

When Bai Luochu reached the reception pavilion, the view of someone standing with his hands clasped behind his back greeted her. Before arriving in front of the man, Bai Luochu immediately asked, “Who is it? What do you want?”

After hearing Bai Luochu’s words, the person turned around and replied, “Young Lady Luo Chu. I apologize for my sudden visit.”

Bai Luochu was rather surprised to see his appearance. In her heart, the visitor was either Pei Rumo, Lu Wenshu, or one of the nobles who wished to hire her for her medical skills. Bai Luochu never expected for Pei Wuchen to personally visit the general’s residence.

At this critical juncture, shouldn’t he be hiding away somewhere? Why did he appear in the general’s residence?

“As it turns out, Your Third Highness is here… I wonder what Your Third Highness needs from me?” Bai Luochu went straight to the point. Rather than wasting her time guessing, she rather he got to the point.

Pei Wuchen was surprised by Bai Luochu’s question and he seemed to be surprised at how blunt she was. At the end of the day, he was a well-mannered imperial prince and had to keep up his refined appearance. He wasn’t agitated by Bai Luochu’s behavior and spoke in an amicable manner, “This prince heard about Young Lady Luo Chu’s previous experience. Wan’er is young and ignorant. I am just here to offer apologies to Young Lady Luo Chu.”

Apologies? Did he look like he was here to offer his apologies? People might believe it if he said he was here to chew Bai Luochu out.

“I wonder if Your Third Highness can represent Feng Wan’er to apologise to me… Aren’t you the Third Prince of the Cloud Water Nation? Should I refer to you as the last disciple of the Phoenix King Valley Master instead? Could it be that you are here as Feng Wan’er’s childhood sweetheart to offer your apologies? Or perhaps… you are here as my nominal fiancé.” Bai Luochu’s tone got heavier and it seemed as though she was about to burst into rage.

Does Pei Wuchen think that I am a pushover? Had it not been for his First or Second Brother, I would have sent him flying off with a slap. How dare he apologise for Feng Wan’er! He isn’t fit to apologise for her and neither does she deserve to be forgiven! 

It was obvious that Pei Wuchen didn’t know that Bai Luochu was as obstinate as a bull. He was placed in an awkward position and it was fortunate that there was no one else in the vicinity. Pei Wuchen put up a bold front and said, “Wan’er grew up proud and arrogant. She doesn’t know better. You should be more forgiving…”

“Inconsiderate? I need to be more forgiving? Third Prince’s words are truly amusing. I never intended to provoke her and she was the one who caused all the trouble. I landed into such sorry states because of her. Right now, I nearly escaped with my life and she merely stained her reputation a little. Your Third Highness came all the way to beg for forgiveness because of this… How truly amazing…” Bai Luochu never had the intention to back down. Bai Luochu wasn’t wrong. When she struggled to survive in the Bestial Battle Arena, who was there to help her?

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