Chapter 25: A Fox's Nature

Pei Qingfeng originally wanted to tease Bai Luochu, but after seeing Bai Luochu offering him something he really needed, he immediately nodded and said, "Deal!"

The moment the word left his mouth, everyone at the entrance of the imperial palace was shocked.

Everyone knew that the Second Prince, Pei Qingfeng, never approached any women. Even all the servants in his residence were male. Those allowed around him were the guards of his residence.

Just a moment ago, when the young lady of the Feng Clan approached him, he escaped in his wheelchair by asking his male servant to push it three meters away. The explanation he gave was that he was allergic to the Feng Clan’s young lady’s cosmetics. He ignored the embarrassed expression on her face as he left the scene.

Right now, he was actually interacting so closely with a woman! Looking at the expression of joy in his eyes, how could anyone think that he wasn’t interested in women?

In the next instant, all their gaze shifted to Bai Luochu. No matter how they looked, they didn’t notice anything special about her...

Let alone her average looks. She didn’t even possess the sweet temperament of a young lady of an aristocratic clan. She couldn’t be considered charming and neither was she a pretty daughter from a humble family. What she did have was a body that exuded a stern aura, making her seem remarkably tomboyish.

Could the Second Prince be into these type of women?

Everyone was guessing the Second Prince’s thoughts and naturally, they couldn’t voice out their opinions. Everyone was sizing Bai Luochu up without any restraint and their judgmental eyes scanned her body. There were also a few burning gazes filled with jealousy. It couldn’t be from anyone else other than the Second Prince’s admirers.

Bai Luochu didn’t know that Pei Qingfeng didn’t usually interact with women. When she felt all the gazes on her body, she felt that they had nothing better to do with their lives.

Perhaps Bai Luochu was becoming vexed by the looks she got. No longer bothering about anything else, she pushed Pei Qingfeng’s wheelchair into the imperial palace. There was a trace of doubt in her heart… Even though Pei Qingfeng was handsome, there wasn’t any need to stand around and look at them, right?

Pei Qingfeng didn’t care about what others thought about him and allowed Bai Luochu to push him through the palace gates.

When everyone saw that the main characters of this show had left, they immediately went back to their positions and duties. The guards by the gate started to inspect the incoming visitors’ waist tokens and invitation cards. The originally motionless queue started to move once again. Everything went back to normal.

“You actually brought me in? Aren’t you afraid that I’m some bad person here to cause harm to one of the nobles here?” When Bai Luochu saw how easy it was to convince Pei Qingfeng to bring her in, she couldn’t help but become a little concerned. After all, this fox had agreed way too easily.

Pei Qingfeng couldn’t help it as he chuckled. “Didn’t you say that you won’t be able to do anything with your current strength? You will not be able to cause any commotion in this palace. Furthermore, you are such a miser… In order to enter the palace, you are even willing to tell me the method to alleviate my pain. Seems like you are really desperate to enter the palace. Since I have already decided to save your life, putting in some additional effort to bring you into the palace banquet counts as nothing.”

Bai Luochu involuntarily cursed in her heart, “I am weak, but I didn’t live my previous life in vain. If I were to really put everything on the line and try something big, no one will be able to stop me! However… it’s not necessary for me to cause such a huge commotion just to enter the imperial palace. Pei Qingfeng is truly thinking of ways to deride me all the time. He even put himself on such a high pedestal… isn’t it all because I said that I will give him the method to alleviate his pain? Tsk, hypocrite.”

“Achoo!” Pei Qingfeng who was seated in the wheelchair suddenly sneezed and turned around to ask Bai Luochu, “Sss, little lass, are you cursing at me? I am your benefactor. Can you not bite the hand that offered you help?”

“If I didn’t rescue you, what were you preparing to do?” When Pei Qingfeng felt resentment from the person behind him, he grew curious. He started to show some concern as he wanted to avoid a situation where the shrewd little lass started scheming against him.

“What else can I do? I will use poison to knock everyone out and try my best to escape. If I cannot escape, I won’t be able to do anything but wait for my death.” Bai Luochu replied with half the truth.

“Why didn’t you think of getting the First Prince to help you? I can see that he treats you rather well.” Pei Qingfeng mentioned the First Prince once again.

“Is that so? It does seem like he treats me rather well...” Bai Luochu didn’t understand Pei Qingfeng’s intention and simply responded casually.

“That’s right. Isn’t your life now pretty good? From your constantly increasing cultivation level, it seems like you are living a comfortable life. You can go and ask him for help then.”

Not even Pei Qingfeng detected the strangeness with his words, let alone Bai Luochu who was a person who didn’t care about romance.

When Bai Luochu thought about the fact that she had yet to even see the First Prince’s face, she didn’t know what else to say and simply ignored the Second Prince.

As the two of them walked along, a split second of awkward silence descended upon them as one of them pushed the wheelchair as the other one sat in it.

“Shall we talk about the poison array in your body?” Bai Luochu couldn’t take it anymore and decided to speak first. She tried to search for a topic both of them would be interested in.

“Alright. Why not tell me about the method to alleviate the pain when the poison acts up?” Pei Qingfeng spoke and immediately asked for the “reward” for bringing Bai Luochu into the palace.

“The birthday banquet hasn’t even started and you are already asking for the reward? Wait until we finish the birthday banquet. After you send me back to the residence, I’ll definitely write down the method for you.” When Bai Luochu saw how stingy Pei Qingfeng was, she was struck speechless.

“Oh, if that is the case. Wouldn’t I have to protect Young Lady at the birthday banquet? I even have to escort Young Lady back home after the banquet… Completing two extremely difficult tasks for free? If we do some simple calculations, I’ll be making a loss here, you know?”

Pei Qingfeng’s folding fan opened up before he snapped them closed again. He seemed to be indifferent but he was actually waiting for a satisfactory answer.

When Bai Luochu saw his actions, she knew that this old fox was hatching another scheme.

“The poison in your body is actually a poison array that has been circulated down since ancient times. Apart from being more vicious and ruthless than regular poison arrays, there is something special about it.” Bai Luochu was a little hesitant when speaking as she didn’t know if she should carry on or not.

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