Chapter 286: Worried

Pei Qingfeng thought that the little lass had finally grown up and was able to feel embarrassed. Pei Qingfeng knew that Ling Xian’er was going through sheer hell due to embarrassment and immediately stopped making fun of her. He rubbed her head and patted her shoulders to console her, “Alright, there is no one else here, why are you so embarrassed? Get up, no one will laugh at you. If you continue to bury yourself in my embrace, Honored Sir will have to lecture you again for your poor behavior.”

Ling Xian’er raised her head to look at the Honored Sir. He noticed her gaze and felt that Xian’er was no longer a young girl. She couldn’t continue to stick to Pei Qingfeng. He quickly chided her, “Your Big Brother Qingfeng is right. If you don’t get up now, I will not only laugh at you, I will also give you a lecture.”

Ling Xian’er turned into a remote controlled robot when she heard his words. She jumped out of Pei Qingfeng’s embrace and she pursed her lips. “Aren’t I up now?” There was a trace of disdain in her voice.

The Honored Sir and Pei Qingfeng shook their heads helplessly while looking at Ling Xian’er. Just as they were starting to feel bad, Ling Xian’er turned to Pei Qingfeng and whispered in his ear, “Big Brother Qingfeng, what did you talk about? Why don’t you tell me?”

“Cough cough.” The Honored Sir obviously heard Ling Xian’er’s whisper and immediately faked a cough. “Xian’er, you shouldn’t be listening to something like that. Stop asking about it.”

Ling Xian’er knew that she wasn’t going to get any information from him but she had an inkling of what they were talking about. Her voice changed when she spoke to Pei Qingfeng.

“Big Brother Qingfeng, it’s getting rather late. Why don’t you hurry back to your residence? There are still plenty of medicine to tidy up and things to arrange. We have a lot of people and His Majesty has already sent some servants over. Let them sort out the things... Why don’t you come over when you have some spare time?” Ling Xian’er’s intention to chase Pei Qingfeng was obvious.

However, it was because she didn’t want Pei Qingfeng to be stuck in a place with such an oppressive atmosphere.

Pei Qingfeng understood Ling Xian’er’s kind intention and didn’t refuse her kindness. He quickly left.

Ling Xian’er turned to face the Honored Sir and announced her departure, “Honored Sir, Xian’er has to tidy up her room and shall take my leave.”

When she spoke to the Honored Sir, there was an innocent and unfettered expression on her face. However, the moment she arrived at the stargazing pavilion, her expression changed. She put on an indifferent expression which was like a motionless lake. Her beautiful eyes were half-closed and her long eyelashes were fluttering, making it hard to guess what she was thinking.

When she arrived at the stargazing pavilion, she noticed that her two sisters were already waiting for her. When one of them saw Ling Xian’er coming over, she immediately teased, “Oh? Xian’er is back! Why didn’t you bring your Big Brother Qingfeng back? Aren’t you always sticking to him like glue?”

Ling Xian’er raised her head and realized that her sisters were making fun of her. She immediately retorted, “Enough, stop making fun of me. In my opinion, you are the ones who want to see Big Brother Qingfeng.”

“Nonsense!” The young lady who teased Xian’er pouted and pretended to complain, “But then again, you haven’t seen your Big Brother Qingfeng for such a long time, are you willing to let him return so quickly?”

Ling Xian’er sighed, “What use is it to keep him here? Even if the others don’t know about our true objective, how can we be unaware? If he stays here, he will just suffer endless torment.”

The two young ladies looked at each other after listening to Ling Xian’er. The older one consoled, “Alright, there is nothing we can do. This is Young Master Qingfeng’s fate and none of us can change it.”

Ling Xian’er shook her head in response and questioned the heavens.

“This time, Big Brother Qingfeng has to suffer… What next? When will it be my turn?”

Within the stargazing pavilion, the three of them remained silent as they added a tinge of sorrow to the already chilly night.

When Pei Qingfeng returned to his residence, his personal guard immediately pushed him into the study room.

“Master, what did the people from that side say? Why are they here...” 

When Pei Qingfeng saw that his personal guard was impatient, he felt a headache coming up. He tried to change the subject. “Enough. Can’t you allow me to rest for a moment? I have been listening to the Honored Sir’s ramblings for the entire day. I wanted to enjoy some peace and quiet but you messed it all up.”

His personal guard immediately went silent and waited for Pei Qingfeng’s mood to become better before asking again.

Pei Qingfeng sat in the study room in a rather decrepit state as he cleared his mind.

The study room was silent. It was as though darkness was slowly filling up the place.

After a long moment, Pei Qingfeng spoke, “Their objective is clear. They are really here because of the matter but that’s not the most troubling matter.”

When the personal guard realized that his master was willingly explaining the situation to him, he took the initiative to ask, “Troubling? How much trouble can it be? The only troublesome matter is Young Lady Luo Chu…” The personal guard knew that his tongue slipped and he quickly shut his mouth.

Pei Qingfeng didn’t feel like reprimanding his personal guard and he simply nodded his head. “You are right. It is indeed related to Luo Chu. When I was having lunch with Luo Chu today, one of the scouts noticed it and even reported to the Honored Sir. He interrogated me because of that. It seems like I shouldn’t see Luo Chu for some time. Sigh, this is going to be really annoying…”

The personal guard rolled his eyes a little and said to Pei Qingfeng, “Actually... This subordinate thinks that Master might find it unbearable that you won’t be able to see Young Lady Luo Chu for a while. However, it might not be a bad thing.”

Pei Qingfeng nearly threw something at his personal guard’s head but he hesitated. His personal guard might be brainless at times, but there were times he spat pure wisdom.

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