Chapter 278: Suddenly Departure

“I arranged an appointment with His First Highness today. It isn’t nice to interrupt our meeting...” Bai Luochu might be complaining, but she poured a cup of tea for Pei Qingfeng.

“Hey, why does it matter. We brothers don’t hold any grudge against each other. It’s just a meal, why does it matter? Unless the two of you have a secret you are keeping from me...” Pei Qingfeng asked Bai Luochu in return.

Bai Luochu practically flipped as she quickly denied the possibility. “Nonsense! How can I share my secret with His First Highness?” Bai Luochu didn’t know why she yelled. She simply didn’t want Pei Qingfeng to misunderstand the relationship between herself and Pei Rumo.

When Pei Qingfeng saw how Bai Luochu was in a hurry to draw a clear line between herself and Pei Rumo, he was very happy. He immediately drank all the tea that Bai Luochu had poured for him. He felt that he was drinking a cup of honey instead of tea.

The two of them didn’t speak until Pei Rumo made his appearance.

Originally, Pei Rumo had a smile on his face. When he saw that Pei Qingfeng was also present, the smile on his face froze. “Why are you here?”

Pei Qingfeng smiled as though he was a cat who successfully stole a fish. He replied to Pei Rumo, “I raised my head when walking past and saw Luoluo sitting in the room. I came up to take a break. Since no one is going to accompany me for a meal in my residence, I might as well leech on First Brother’s generosity to bum a meal. I don’t think Your First Highness would be so stingy as to refuse to feed your own brother, right?”

Pei Rumo looked at Bai Luochu and noticed that she wasn’t intending to chase Pei Qingfeng out. He understood that Pei Qingfeng could act so arrogantly as Bai Luochu had given her silent approval.

Pei Qingfeng’s speech was amazing and he even rendered Pei Rumo speechless. He had no choice but to readily consent, “Of course I don’t mind treating my Second Brother to lunch. However, you should eat slowly and not choke on the food.” Pei Rumo ground his teeth as he spoke to Pei Qingfeng.

Pei Qingfeng pretended to completely ignore Pei Rumo and he beamed, “Your First Highness… please be at ease! Sit down and order the dishes first.”

Pei Rumo almost erupted in anger. However, it was a rare occasion for Bai Luochu to invite him for a meal. Rather than missing this opportunity, why shouldn’t he endure it and finish this meal?

When it was time to order the food, Pei Rumo felt as though there was a ball of rage burning in his stomach as he wasn’t able to touch the menu. Pei Qingfeng ordered a dozen dishes at once and they were all Bai Luochu’s favorites. Pei Qingfeng then asked Pei Rumo, “Does First Brother want anything else?”

Pei Rumo was unable to challenge his second brother and he quickly agreed with Pei Qingfeng’s choice.

This meal was eaten in a rush. As soon as Pei Rumo wanted to pick one of the dishes with his chopsticks, Pei Qingfeng shifted it in front of Bai Luochu and told her to eat more.

Pei Rumo felt disgust for his second brother for the first time. This guy seems to have forgotten everything Teacher has taught! What an uncultured swine!

As Pei Qingfeng was picking vegetables for Bai Luochu, he took a casual glance out of the room. He noticed someone who shouldn’t be there and immediately recognized the person. “Why are they here?”

Did they send someone into the capital to scout for information?

Thinking up to this point, Pei Qingfeng immediately put down his chopsticks and grabbed the door. Before he left, he didn’t forget to inform Bai Luochu, “Luoluo, take your time! I will settle the bill. I might not be able to visit you for the next few days but please be extra careful.” Even before the words reached her ears, Pei Qingfeng disappeared.

Throughout the meal, Bai Luochu looked like a stuffed duck as Pei Qingfeng filled her bowl constantly. She became curious when she saw how much of a hurry he was in.

“What is wrong with him? He is the one who insisted on coming but he is leaving so suddenly!” Pei Rumo quickly found a chance to criticize Pei Qingfeng’s actions.

Bai Luochu heard him and quickly formed an explanation. “He might really have something urgent to attend to… He is never in such a hurry...”

When Pei Rumo heard Bai Luochu’s response, he was shocked as he never thought that this lass would make up excuses for someone else.

He instantly mocked himself and knew he wasn’t comparable to Pei Qingfeng. She might not talk about how well he treats her, but she definitely remembered what he had done for her.

Pei Rumo was a spectator that could see clearly and he could easily see the feeling Bai Luochu had for Pei Qingfeng. However, he was sure she had no clue about her own feelings.

Pei Rumo felt curious all of a sudden. If her thoughts were exposed by someone else in the future… what will her expression be like?

After Pei Qingfeng left, Bai Luochu felt that the dishes lost their taste. After finishing the dishes Pei Qingfeng placed in her bowl, she sat there quietly as Pei Rumo finished his meal.

When Pei Rumo noticed that Bai Luochu had stopped moving her chopsticks, he knew that Bai Luochu had lost her appetite because of Pei Qingfeng’s departure. However, he couldn’t stop eating as that would leave the two of them staring at each other awkwardly. Without a choice, Pei Rumo braced himself and continued eating a few more mouthfuls before stopping.

Bai Luochu saw Pei Rumo putting down his chopsticks and she immediately asked, “Do you know who Pei Qingfeng normally interacts with?”

Bai Luochu might have believed that Pei Qingfeng suddenly departed because of some urgent matters, but she was still suspicious. She felt that Pei Qingfeng had many things he had concealed from everyone.

When Pei Rumo witnessed that Bai Luochu was concerned and curious about Pei Qingfeng, he felt even sadder. I’m one of the most eligible bachelors in the capital city but why isn’t she attracted to me?

Even though that was what he thought, he still answered Bai Luochu. “Second Brother isn’t especially close to us. We once thought that he would turn into an immortal and leave the imperial family. We don’t know much about him either. It seems like he isn’t interested in political affairs and he only hangs out with famous scholars. There are times when he has a lot of things to attend to and there is nothing weird about it.”

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