Even though I was rescued by Pei Rumo in the end, it was because he had some use for me. Bai Luochu raised her eyebrows and stared at Pei Wuchen.
Bullshit. My nominal fiancé had such deep sentiments for another woman and he even pledged his undying love for her. If he didn’t need to apologise in her stead, he probably wouldn’t bother about my existence.
Pei Wuchen was embarrassed after hearing Bai Luochu and his face was flushed red. He was at a loss of what to do as even though he said that Feng Wan’er had a smooth sailing life, he hadn’t experienced much hardship himself. Putting aside the fact that he was an imperial prince of the Cloud Water Nation, due to his exceptional talent at a young age, he was chosen as the last disciple of the Phoenix King Valley Master. If he had anything to worry about, it would be fighting over the throne after his Emperor Father dies. However, his ability was lacking when it came to matters involving the nation, stressing him out even more. Even the women in the capital city had nothing to say about Pei Wuchen compared to his brothers when it came to political achievements.
After being criticized by Bai Luochu, Pei Wuchen didn’t know what to say.
Bai Luochu noticed that Pei Wuchen was silent and she chased him out. “Does Your Third Highness have anything else to say? Please leave if you have nothing else to say. I am very tired and wish to rest.” Bai Luochu spoke and turned around to leave.
“Wait a moment.” Pei Wuchen called out to Bai Luochu. Bai Luochu turned around and asked politely, “Yes? Your Third Highness can speak freely. I am listening.”
“You are getting too close to my First and Second Brother these few days. If possible, please keep your distance from them. After all, you are my nominal fiancée. If you grow too close to them, tongues might wag and it won’t be beneficial for either of us.”
After hearing what he said, Bai Luochu had the urge to strangle Pei Wuchen. If it wasn’t for the fact that she couldn’t clear up the aftermath, she would have already made her move.
Now he thinks about the engagement between us...
“I don’t really understand the meaning behind Your Third Highness’ words. I have a good relationship with the First Prince because of his life saving grace from the Bestial Battle Arena. If I fail to reciprocate, people might think that I am an ingrate.”
“As for my relationship with His Second Highness, everything started after he risked his life to save me in the Falling Cloud Mountain Range. Why can’t we get to know each other better?”
“As for Your Third Highness… You were ignoring my existence for the longest time possible. How dare you try to meddle with my personal affairs?! This is ridiculous! May I ask Your Third Highness if you managed to accomplish the task of saving me from the Bestial Battle Arena? Did you save my life in the Falling Cloud Mountain Range? How do you expect me to treat you as my fiancé after a casual conversation in the general’s residence? As my fiancé, where were you when I was in danger?! What were you doing when I was about to turn into beast feed?” Bai Luochu was almost yelling at the top of her lungs as she criticized Pei Wuchen.
Pei Wuchen obviously didn’t expect for Bai Luochu to treat him this way. He was rather shocked and didn’t know what to say.
She is reasonable... She suffered so much and as her nominal fiancé, apart from feeling that she wasn’t suitable for me and silently acknowledging Feng Wan’er’s actions, I failed to do anything for her.
The originally confident Pei Wuchen felt that he wasn’t qualified to talk to Bai Luochu and he slowly lowered his head. “I am sorry. I failed to take into account Wan’er’s actions and caused you to suffer. I have nothing else to say to defend my actions. I shall take my leave right now and you should take a good rest.”
In the end, Pei Wuchen didn’t even address himself as ‘this prince’. He no longer had the confidence to raise his head in front of Bai Luochu.
Pei Wuchen was about to walk out of the reception pavilion when he heard a voice in his ear. “Why is the Third Prince leaving so soon? Did my fickle cousin infuriate you? It isn’t just the First and Second Highness! My cousin has many close friends!”
Bai Luochu frowned and she thought about why Qianqian had to butt into the conversation. This cousin of hers loved to watch the world burn...
As for the reason behind Qianqian’s appearance… It all started when Pei Wuchen arrived at the residence.
“Young Lady, this servant saw His Third Highness at the entrance earlier. He is looking for Young Lady Luo Chu.” Lü Luo reported to Qianqian.
“Are you sure? Are you sure that it’s the Third Prince? Is His Third Highness really here?!” Qianqian stopped working on the embroidered pouch and asked her servant girl.
Lü Luo nodded and said, “It is definitely the Third Prince. There is no lady in the capital city who can mistake the romantic and elegant Third Prince for anyone else. Even when purchasing things outside, this servant ran into him several times in the past. I can’t be wrong.”
Qianqian revealed a profound smile in response and muttered to herself, “I was trying to find a reason to look for trouble but it seems like the opportunity has thrown itself my way. The Third Prince is truly brilliant. He chose to appear at this exact time. Isn’t this the perfect opportunity for me to get back at that slut?!”
The more she thought about it, the more Qianqian saw Bai Luochu’s reputation hitting rock bottom. She laughed heartily and said, “Hahaha. Hurry up and pack up. A good show is going to play out soon. I shall head over to stir some trouble.”
Qianqian asked Lü Luo to tidy up and fasten her hairpin again before leaving the room. The slight delay caused her to miss the entire show.
Normally, Bai Luochu and Pei Wuchen should be able to converse for another two hours. However, Bai Luochu was too vicious and her words stabbed deep into Pei Wuchen’s heart. For the revered Third Prince, he couldn’t bear the criticism and lost the battle of words after a few bouts.
According to Qianqian’s original plan, she was supposed to bump into them unintentionally. Looking at the situation now, there didn’t seem to be much of a difference. She was still able to stop Pei Wuchen before he left, right? Now that her chance was here, how could he allow Bai Luochu to walk off scott free?Previous Chapter Next Chapter