Chapter 287: Being Careful is Key

Pei Qingfeng shut the folding fan in his hand and raised his brows slightly at the personal guard, "Tell me then. Why is it a good thing?"

When the personal guard saw that his master didn't make a move to hit him, he understood that his suggestion was probably going to be effective. He explained to Pei Qingfeng his thoughts, "Master, it has already been a long time. The way you treat Young Lady Luo Chu might be obvious to us, but Young Lady Luo Chu isn't giving you a response. This subordinate thinks that Master should take this chance to test her feelings for you.”

Pei Qingfeng understood his personal guard’s meaning but he didn’t know how to go about doing it. He asked with a trace of doubt, "How are we going to test it?”

"It is simple." The personal guard puffed up his chest and said, "We will remain indifferent during this period of time. Normally, Master will seek Young Lady Luo Chu out all the time, I’m sure she has already gotten used to it. It just so happens that the people on that side are monitoring you. Young Lady Xian'er will surely be pestering you too, hence, you will not have time to look for Young Lady Luo Chu. If Young Lady Luo Chu really has feelings for Master, she will be unable to  hold herself back. If that happens…”

He didn’t continue but his meaning was obvious. If Bai Luochu didn't come and look for Pei Qingfeng, it meant that she was uninterested in Pei Qingfeng.

Pei Qingfeng didn't give up and asked, "What if she can hold herself back?"

That personal guard silently rolled his eyes and thought that his master was truly brainless when it came to Young Lady Luo Chu. The personal guard had no choice but to brace the risk of getting beaten and stated clearly, "Master, if Young Lady Luo Chu doesn’t look for you, there can only be one possibility… Young Lady Luo Chu isn't interested in you and you should give up."

It was obvious that Pei Qingfeng understood the meaning behind his personal guard’s words. However, he didn’t want to face reality.

On the other hand, Bai Luochu charged into Ying Lan’s study room in order to tell him about the strange group of people she saw on the streets.

Ying Lan frowned after listening and he muttered to himself, "Moon Descent Cloud Brocade… So much of it. Putting aside the aura they emit, their clothes are dazzling enough. No one obstructed them when they moved through the capital city. Mistress, I think they come with malicious intent.”

"You are right. I am here to inform you that you need to be extra careful the next few days. Avoid falling into their traps. These people are suspicious and even though they aren’t our enemies, we need to stay on our toes. The incident with the Green Flame Eagle was quite some time ago but there might be people who were late to the party." Bai Luochu cautioned.

"Yes, this subordinate understands. Mistress, do you know the identity of these people? Please enlighten this subordinate if you do. We can discuss our countermeasures against them.” Ying Lan had always been prudent. Now that an unknown faction had entered the picture, he felt rather anxious.

Bai Luochu’s answer disappointed Ying Lan. "To be honest, I never came into contact with a faction like that. In my previous life, our temple might be addressed as the evil cult, but we have some interactions with some of the prestigious factions. Apart from some insignificant factions, I am able to recognize most of them. I can either tell by their clothes, their elders, or their Patriarch. I didn’t recognize anything when I saw this group of people in the morning. From their clothes and behavior, it is impossible for them to hail from a small faction. Is there an organization that rose up rapidly after I died?”

Ying Lan shook his head and explained, "Mistress, I once mentioned that the Three Great Immortal Sects suffered huge losses during their crusade against us. After the 'Battle of Thousand Brilliance' and your death, in order to rapidly recover their power and maintain their position, the Three Great Immortal Sects resorted to despicable means to plunder cultivation resources. Most of the factions found it hard to survive, let alone rise up. It is basically impossible for the situation you mentioned to exist."

Bai Luochu's expression got even more grave after listening to Ying Lan’s explanation. After a long time, she spoke again, "If that is really the case, we better not provoke them. Let’s hope that we are not their objective. The Palace of Brilliance Resurgence has been too high profile lately. Ask the members to conceal themselves. This new organization looks really terrifying." Bai Luochu shook her head slowly and had a concerned look on her face.

Ying Lan couldn't really understand the meaning behind Bai Luochu’s instructions. "What does Mistress mean? These people might be bluffing! They might be an embroidered case containing weed.”

"That might not be the case." Bai Luochu shot him down. “Think about it. Were we ever afraid of the Phoenix King Valley when we slapped their face during their disciple exhibition? Was I scared when I exposed Feng Wan’er’s shady character?"

Ying Lan shook his head.

"Do you know why we aren’t afraid of the Phoenix King Valley?" Bai Luochu immediately asked.

Ying Lan didn't understand Bai Luochu's question and he gave a random reply, "Isn’t it because the Phoenix King Valley isn’t strong enough?"

"Let me ask you again. I am an orphan daughter of the general’s residence and the Palace of Brilliance Resurgence is a newly created faction. Do we really not fear one of the Three Great Immortal Sects?" Bai Luochu asked again.

This question stunned Ying Lan. Bai Luochu saw his reaction and started to explain, "The reason we aren't afraid of the Phoenix King Valley is because we know them inside out. What the Phoenix King Valley values and what they fear. We know everything like the back of our hand. By knowing oneself and the enemy, one would remain undefeated. As for this new faction… How much do we know about them?”

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