Chapter 253: Secret Guard Delivering a Letter

“Do you wish to know?” Bai Luochu originally wanted to ignore Cai Ling’s questions. She wanted nothing more than to sleep but she couldn’t take it anymore. She knew that if she didn’t give Cai Ling a satisfactory explanation, the little girl would pester her all day. In the end, Bai Luochu decided to resolve all of Cai Ling’s doubts in order to bring some peace to herself. 

When Cai Ling heard that her mistress was offering to explain the situation, she became excited. There was no way Cai Ling would miss the opportunity to learn about interesting events going on in the residence and she celebrated. “Of course!” However, Cai Ling seemed to recall that her mistress had been awake for the entire night and she regretted her decision a little. She decided to allow Bai Luochu to rest before pestering her any further.“Mistress, you can shorten the story!”

Bai Luochu felt warm in her heart after hearing Cai Ling’s words. This servant girl still had her interest in mind and she didn’t shower Cai Ling with so much love for nothing. Bai Luochu prepared to make the explanation a little clearer so that she didn’t disappoint the little girl.

“After I had my conversation with the Third Prince, he turned away to walk out of the residence. Qianqian came at the exact moment and started to throw out accusations in order to cause a misunderstanding between the two of us. She didn’t expect to be the one yelled at by the Third Prince. After that, I dragged her to my aunt before leaving.” Bai Luochu narrated the whole incident to Cai Ling.

“What about the Third Prince? What was he here for?” Cai Ling noticed that Bai Luochu only answered one of her questions. 

“His Third Highness...” Bai Luochu looked far away and her thoughts started to float away as well. It went back to the reception pavilion as Bai Luochu recalled the words that Pei Wuchen had spoken. She also recalled his final words to her, ‘take care’.

At the end of the day, a prince won’t be able to empathize with people who lead difficult lives.

Bai Luochu shook her head. She felt that it was fortunate for her to be able to live again after experiencing such a dark past. There were too many people with malicious intent in the world. 

Bai Luochu shook her head again and said to Cai Ling, “Nothing much. We talked about how a child would follow someone with sweets and several unhappy stories.”

“Ah?” Cai Ling was very confused after hearing Bai Luochu’s reply. Putting aside the fact that children would always follow people who gave them sweets, Cai Ling felt that it was strange that the Third Prince came all this way to tell a story.

“Alright, I am going to sleep. You are dismissed for now.” Bai Luochu spoke and immediately headed for her bedroom without giving Cai Ling a chance to stay. Let Cai Ling figure it out herself. Bai Luochu was too tired and she fell asleep as soon as her head hit the pillow.

Cai Ling might not understand the meaning behind Bai Luochu’s words, but she was happy that Qianqian was being punished. She recalled that Bai Luochu didn’t sleep for the entire night and she rushed to the kitchen in order to request for some dishes to help nourish Bai Luochu’s body. This was probably the only thing she could do for her mistress.

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“Master, the secret guard commander is here.” Ming Lu reported to Pei Rumo.

Pei Rumo’s hand stopped moving for a moment before passing down his instruction, “You are dismissed. Send him in.”

Ming Lu left the study room and summoned the secret guard commander. “Master asks you to enter. Hurry up and go inside.”

This secret guard commander closed the door behind him and before he could say anything, Pei Rumo spoke up, “Speak. What happened at the general’s residence.”

The secret guard commander was startled. He wondered when his master became interested in the young lady and he felt that the rumor going around was true.

“Master, after this subordinate’s previous report, the mysterious man went back to look for Bai Luochu before disappearing. The number of times Divine Physician Bai visited the Remote Paddy Inn decreased after that. I am here today to report another matter.”

“Oh? Do you think I’m wasting your time by assigning you to spy on the general’s residence? Are you here to request to be transferred away?” Pei Rumo listened to the insignificant report from the secret guard commander and assumed that the latter didn’t feel like he was content with his job.

The secret guard commander was quick to defend himself. “This subordinate isn’t so bold. I am here today because something happened at the general’s residence. This subordinate feels that Master will be interested in the news.”

Bullshit! Who dares to look down on Divine Physician Bai? If Master gets angry, he will banish me to a bitter cold desert somewhere in the world to rot. Anyway, I still need to follow his orders. Master has always been a farsighted person.

“Oh? Tell me about it.” When Pei Rumo heard that something had happened at the general’s residence, his interest was piqued. He placed down the imperial notice in his hand and he indicated for the secret guard to continue.

The secret guard made his report, “Master, earlier on, His Third Highness went to look for Young Lady Luo Chu to discuss something. According to what this subordinate heard, His Third Highness is unhappy that Young Lady Luo Chu is growing closer to Master and His Second Highness. Young Lady Luo Chu chewed him out and placed him in an embarrassing situation. Before he left, Young Lady Luo Chu’s younger cousin appeared and made some false accusations, causing His Third Highness…”

The secret guard felt that it was rather hilarious and felt that Young Lady Luo Chu was too clever for her own good. He forcefully suppressed his intention to laugh, “In the end, Young Lady Luo Chu’s cousin enraged His Third Highness. Right now, Young Lady Luo Chu is dragging her to look for her mother.”

Pei Rumo didn’t say anything and merely squinted his eyes. 

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