The next morning, before Pei Rumo finished his morning imperial court assembly, Ming Lu was already waiting at the entrance of the First Prince's residence. After a short moment, he saw Cai Ling’s figure moving closer towards him. Ming Lu immediately put on a serious expression and waited for Cai Ling to hand over the invitation card.
When Cai Ling reached the entrance, she was rather shocked that Ming Lu was waiting at the entrance.
“Ming Lu, why are you waiting at the entrance? Anyway, I am here to deliver my Young Lady’s invitation. Please hand it over to your Master.” Cai Ling handed the card over to Ming Lu.
Before Ming Lu could react, Cai Ling had already walked far away. Ming Lu looked at the invitation card in his hand and was amazed at his master’s supreme prediction. Young Lady Luo Chu really delivered the invitation card first thing in the morning. Ming Lu held onto the invitation card and headed for the study room. He placed it on the table before waiting for Pei Rumo’s return.
“How is it? Did you deliver it?” Bai Luochu asked Cai Ling when she returned.
“Mistress doesn’t have to worry. I passed the card to Ming Lu and His First Highness should see the card when he returns.” Cai Ling reported.
“Alright… Since there isn’t much to do, why don’t you head back to cultivate after serving my meal? ” Bai Luochu instructed Cai Ling.
Cai Ling acknowledged and backed out of the room respectfully.
Pei Rumo had just returned to the residence and Ming Lu immediately welcomed him. “Master, You were right! Young Lady Luo Chu sent someone to deliver an invitation card early in the morning.”
Pei Rumo nodded with satisfaction before pacing towards the study table. He wanted to read her invitation card and the moment he laid eyes on it, he chuckled.
“Luo Chu is truly interesting. I invited her to stroll by the river but she invited me for a meal...” Even though he sounded like he was blaming her, he spoke casually.
After a short moment, Pei Rumo was done with the card. He forgave her. “I won’t blame her since she took the opportunity to apologize.” He turned around and instructed Ming Lu, “Tell her I’ll be there.”
Ming Lu acknowledged the order and jogged out.
Pei Qingfeng, who had also stationed men to watch the general’s residence, was listening to the report in his study room. I didn’t look for her for the past few days because I wished to protect her. What is she doing?! I merely turned my head and she started mixing around with two-faced Pei Rumo...
“I am going out tomorrow. I need to keep an eye on Pei Rumo.” Pei Qingfeng instructed his personal guard.
Pei Qingfeng’s personal guard immediately exclaimed, “Master, didn’t you say something about not visiting Young Lady Luo Chu? Aren’t you trying to protect her from people from that side? It has only been several days… why did you change your mind?”
Pei Qingfeng sighed and came up with a random excuse, “I’m curious as to what Pei Rumo is up to. I am not going for Luoluo’s sake. Only by knowing myself and my enemy will I be able to win every battle. Only by knowing what my First Brother is thinking will I be able to lead a comfortable life in the Cloud Water Nation.”
In the personal guard’s opinion, his master’s self deceiving skills were growing day by day.
The personal guard muttered softly, “You’re just looking for an excuse to look for Young Lady Luo Chu. Why drag His First Highness into it?”
“Do you think I can’t hear you? If you continue to talk behind my back, start thinking of ways you would like to be punished.” Pei Qingfeng intimidated his personal guard.
That personal guard instantly fell silent. Since Pei Qingfeng was the boss, he had to listen to him.
When Bai Luochu was cultivating in the general’s residence, she had been sneezing constantly. She measured her pulse and became even more confused. “This isn’t right, I am not sick. Why am I sneezing so much? Is someone talking about me behind my back?”
Bai Luochu shook her head to clear her thoughts. She prepared to enjoy a peaceful cultivation session.
Bai Luochu spent the entire day cultivating in peace.
Early the next morning, Bai Luochu finished her morning cultivation and called for Cai Ling to enter and help with her grooming.
“Mistress, why are you getting ready so early in the morning?” Cai Ling didn’t know why Bai Luochu was in such a hurry and questioned.
Bai Luochu was startled but she quickly found an excuse. “We are offering an apology today. Shouldn’t we arrive early?”
Cai Ling might be surprised at how seriously Bai Luochu was treating the meeting but she remained silent.
Even Bai Luochu herself didn’t know the reason behind treating the appointment so seriously. She had a vague feeling that Pei Qingfeng would also be present and she felt that it was better to be prepared.
Bai Luochu arrived early at the appointed place and waited for Pei Rumo’s arrival.
Soon enough, someone knocked on the door of the private room. Thinking that it was Pei Rumo, she quickly invited him in.
Unexpectedly, Pei Qingfeng’s figure appeared at the door. When Pei Qingfeng saw that the person inside was really Bai Luochu, he said, “I thought I saw wrongly when I looked through the window earlier! Luoluo, it really is you!”
He casually took a seat beside her and ignored basic courtesy. “Such a coincidence! I never thought I would be able to meet you just by strolling down the streets!”
Bai Luochu frowned slightly in response and thought in her heart: Is it really a coincidence? I’m pretty sure your guards are among those stationed outside the general’s residence.
Bai Luochu never expected that she wouldn’t find Pei Qingfeng’s act of planting spies outside the general’s residence acceptable. It was the complete opposite reaction when she found out that Pei Rumo had planted men outside her residence.Previous Chapter Next Chapter