Chapter 268: Each Individual's Thoughts

Pei Rumo was becoming increasingly curious about Bai Luochu. He thought about how she was hiding all her abilities from him.

Cai Ling rushed back to the general's residence. She would be lying if she said she wasn’t nervous during the meeting with Pei Rumo. However, she managed to calm herself and deal with the First Prince despite her fear. Now that she was back at the general’s residence, she had to wait for her mistress to leave seclusion before reminding her to send an invitation to Pei Rumo.

Bai Luochu had shut herself inside her secluded courtyard for the entire day and she didn’t know what happened to Cai Ling. She felt that something weird was going on when Cai Ling delivered lunch late. However, she treated it as though Cai Ling was too busy and merely forgot about lunch. She threw the incident to the back of her mind and went back to refining medicine. At the end of the day, she finally left the secluded courtyard and Cai Ling updated her on the incident. 

After hearing Cai Ling's report, Bai Luochu spat out the tea in her mouth and asked, "What did you say? You went to the First Prince’s residence alone?"

Cai Ling thought that her mistress was angry and immediately explained, "Mistress, please listen to me before blowing up. Today, Ming Lu came  with an invitation card and no matter what this servant said, he insisted on seeing you. This servant was afraid he might disrupt your peace and I decided to bring him back in order to explain things to His First Highness. This servant might be rash, but I came back in one piece! Please don't be angry."

Bai Luochu suddenly felt as though her servants were too competent for their own good. She immediately reprimanded Cai Ling, "I am not angry because you made your own decision, I am angry because you didn't inform me before going to the First Prince’s residence! Pei Rumo is someone who has an entire stomach full of filthy water! He is such a dangerous person! If you disappear after the meeting, won’t I be left alone in the general’s residence?!”

Cai Ling understood that her mistress was worried for her well being as she quickly consoled, "This servant knows her mistake. I will never do it again."

Bai Luochu nodded in response and asked Cai Ling, Apart from the First Prince, was there no one else?"

Cai Ling was confused by Bai Luochu's question and she asked a question of her own, "There isn't anyone else. Is there something wrong? Did Mistress invite someone to the general’s residence today?”

Bai Luochu didn't reply and shook her head quietly.

Bai Luochu felt it was rather odd: Wasn’t Pei Qingfeng being an annoying brat? Why is he behaving himself these days? It isn’t like him… Did something happen to him?

"Tomorrow will be the last day of elixir concoction. If there isn't anything urgent, you don't need to look for me." Bai Luochu instructed.

Just as Cai Ling wanted to acknowledge, she was interrupted by Bai Luochu, "If His Second Highness visits, don't forget to invite him to the reception pavilion. Come over to the courtyard to inform me as well."

Didn't Mistress already say this before? Why is she repeating herself? Is the Second Prince really so important to her?

Cai Ling didn’t dare to voice her thoughts. She simply acknowledged the order.

Pei Qingfeng was seated in the main hall as he stared at the moon hanging high up in the night sky. He felt despondent. Turning to his personal guard, he asked, "Luo Chu didn't look for me today?"

When the personal guard heard the question, he wanted to roll his eyes at Pei Qingfeng if it weren't for his status as a subordinate. He has already lost count of the number of times Pei Qingfeng asked him that question.

Since his master had asked a question, he couldn’t simply ignore it. "Master, Young Lady Luo Chu really didn't visit us today. If she did, why would I keep the news from you?”

"Are you sure she didn't visit? Did you ask the guards to block her off at the entrance? Are you afraid she would look for me to take revenge?" Pei Qingfeng didn’t believe that she hadn’t visited him yet.

"How is that possible! Doesn’t Master wish for Young Lady Luo Chu to visit you? This subordinate will never stop her from coming in! This subordinate has already instructed the guards to personally guide her in." The personal guard explained frantically and was afraid his master might blame her absence on him.

Pei Qingfeng slouched and leaned back on the chair. In a helpless voice, he said, "Oh no… everything is over. I’m afraid she doesn’t care about me any longer… What am I supposed to do?!”

"Didn't Master say that you were going to visit the general’s residence tomorrow?" The personal guard was confused, his master had already made his decision the day before. Why was he acting as though he didn’t know what to do?

Pei Qingfeng shook his head and said, "You don't understand. She might kick me out in a fit of anger."

"Is Master worried about embarrassing yourself?" The personal guard probed.

Pei Qingfeng was struck speechless and immediately retorted, "What are you talking about? I’m afraid of annoying her..."

The personal guard was startled when he heard the answer. His master was never like this! When had Pei Qingfeng, the almighty Second Prince, been so wishy-washy about something?

The personal guard pondered for a moment before persuading Pei Qingfeng, "Since Master isn't worried about losing face, there is nothing to worry about. Just head over and with your head held high. Young Lady Luo Chu has always been distinct when dealing with love and hatred. If she hates you, she would have sent someone over with a message. She wouldn’t offer to treat your illness either. It’s better to go to the general’s residence! Master can be at ease and the problem will not drag on.”

After listening to his personal guard, Pei Qingfeng's expression changed. A smile slowly appeared on his face as he felt that his guard made sense. He lowered his head and muttered to himself, "That's right, it is better to visit than not to. It has been a long time since I met her."

The personal guard was speechless: Didn't you just see her a few days ago? Since when was it a long time?

He replied to Pei Qingfeng respectfully, "Master, since that is settled, why don't you have your dinner?"

Pei Qingfeng was stunned for a moment before nodding in low spirits.

That personal guard followed behind and and perhaps he was affected by Pei Qingfeng, he remained quiet the entire journey.

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