Chapter 269: An Anxious Pei Qingfeng

As a gust of chilly wind blew through the land, Bai Luochu thought that Pei Qingfeng was acting weird the past few days. As for Pei Qingfeng, he wondered if Bai Luochu had developed hatred for him.

The duo had their own thoughts and eventually fell asleep.

On the next morning, Bai Luochu woke up early to cultivate as per usual. As for Pei Qingfeng, his eye bags were almost reaching his chin. When his attendant entered the room, he was shocked. 

"Master, what happened to you?" That personal guard asked.

Pei Qingfeng didn't pay any attention and replied, "Nothing, I had a nightmare yesterday night and wasn't able to sleep properly."

As for the exact details of the dream, Pei Qingfeng didn't say much. Even if the personal guard had to guess, he could easily deduce that it had something to do with Bai Luochu.

"Master, according to the schedule today, it is time to visit Young Lady Luo Chu. It is best to move quickly, otherwise, if Young Lady Luo Chu starts getting busy, she won’t have time to listen to you." The personal guard spoke up.

Pei Qingfeng who was wearing his clothes paused. "Why don’t... why don't we stay at home today?"

"Why? What is wrong with you, Master? Why are you acting so differently when it comes to Young Lady Luo Chu? No matter what, this problem has been on your mind for too long. Why don’t we hurry up and solve it? Master doesn't have to say anything, even if Master doesn't wish to go, you still have to go. This servant will drag you there if I have to!"

After the personal guard finished speaking, he helped Pei Qingfeng with his clothes before dragging him out of the residence. He squeezed Pei Qingfeng into a carriage and before Pei Qingfeng could say a word, he steered the carriage towards the general’s residence.

The carriage charged through the streets and Pei Qingfeng wasn’t able to do anything about it.

Before long, they arrived at the general’s residence.

Pei Qingfeng wasn't willing to alight and his personal guard dragged him out. The personal guard then informed the guard, "Can I trouble this brother to inform your Young Lady that the Second Prince is here to visit her?”

The guard felt that something strange was going on when he looked at the bizarre combination of master and servant before him. Luckily for him, Pei Qingfeng was considered a regular at the general’s residence and the guard immediately let him in. 

"His Second Highness is here?" Cai Ling asked the guard.

The guard nodded and said to Cai Ling, "That is right. His Second Highness is here to see Young Lady Luo Chu.”

Cai Ling thought that the guard had seen the Second Prince on multiple occasions and wouldn’t mistake him for someone else. She immediately gave the instructions, "Inform the kitchen to prepare tea and refreshments. Invite His Second Highness to the reception pavilion and wait for a moment, I will go and inform the Young Lady."

Cai Ling immediately headed for the secluded courtyard after giving her instructions and prepared to inform Bai Luochu. The guard acknowledged his orders and randomly found a manservant to inform the kitchen to prepare the tea and refreshments. The guard then personally went to the entrance and invited Pei Qingfeng to the reception pavilion.

“Mistress, His Second Highness is here and asked to see you.” Cai Ling arrived at the secluded courtyard and made her report.

Bai Luochu’s expression remained unchanged after hearing what Cai Ling said. She merely raised her brows and said, “Oh? Is he finally willing to show himself? It is fortunate that I haven’t started the concocting process yet, otherwise, I will not be able to leave for a while.”

Bai Luochu finished portioning the medicinal ingredients she was working on and followed Cai Ling outside.

Pei Qingfeng was unable to sit still in the reception pavilion and didn’t know what to do. When he saw Bai Luochu walking towards him, he became increasingly nervous and he sat upright like a student attending imperial college.

But Pei Qingfeng’s personal guard could slap his chest to testify that his master didn’t sit this upright even during his days in the imperial college. Because of that, the old and stubborn mules in the college didn’t like to teach him. One could say that Pei Qingfeng passed several casual years in college because of that.

Bai Luochu was walking rather quickly. She was originally following behind Cai Ling, but now, she was pretty far ahead. Cai Ling even had to break into a light jog in order to keep up. Bai Luochu didn’t detect that there was something wrong with her pace.

Cai Ling felt rather strange and didn’t know why her mistress was in such a hurry to meet with His Second Highness. Is His Second Highness here to give something to Mistress?

When Bai Luochu arrived at the reception pavilion, she walked in front of Pei Qingfeng and saw his huge eye bags. Putting those aside, he looked very pale and he was also sweating. She immediately placed her hand on Pei Qingfeng’s wrist and she did it extremely casually, making it look as though it was extremely normal behavior.

This action had made Pei Qingfeng even more nervous and his heart was racing uncontrollably. The cold sweat on his forehead poured down his face.

Bai Luochu started her diagnosis but her hands were still on Pei Qingfeng’s wrist. She then asked him, “Why are you so nervous? I noticed that your complexion wasn’t good and I’m merely taking your pulse. I’m not trying to kill you here. Why are you so scared of me? Take deep breaths and relax, otherwise, I won’t be able to give you an accurate diagnosis.”

When Pei Qingfeng heard Bai Luochu’s statement, he immediately relaxed. If she was still willing to take his pulse, she shouldn’t hate him.

Bai Luochu waited for Pei Qingfeng to calm down before measuring his pulse again. She then heaved a sigh of relief and said, “When I saw your eye bags at first, I thought you experienced a serious illness. I thought about why you weren’t coming here to bother me every other day. From the looks of it, you were merely unable to sleep properly last night.”

Bai Luochu poured two cups of tea after giving her diagnosis. She pushed one cup of tea to Pei Qingfeng while she drank her own. “Speak. Why are you looking for me? Do you have anything you want?”

Pei Qingfeng felt that the atmosphere was rather strange. I should be the one to speak first. What is going on? Is it because of my guilty conscience?

Pei Qingfeng immediately shook his head and denied this possibility. That’s not possible. Why is she taking the initiative to talk to me? Does she want me to apologise?

After much consideration, Pei Qingfeng felt that he had to explain himself.

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