“What did you say? Not only have you not found anything for the past few days, but they have discovered everything about you?” Bai Luochu stood up and asked with a face of disbelief.
Ying Lan naturally knew the seriousness of this matter and knelt to the ground to beg for forgiveness, “I not only failed the task you have given me, but implicated you as well. I deserve to die.”
Bai Luochu calmed down after she saw Ying Lan beg for forgiveness and consoled him, “I can’t really put all the blame on you, it’s partly my fault for being too rash. I shouldn't have taken action when I have not ascertained their strength. At this point, we can only wait.”
“Wait? What do you mean?” Ying Lan evidently did not understand what Bai Luochu meant.
Bai Luochu thought about it for awhile and said, “If it was as you reported, this girl should not have any ill intentions against us, and she should just be curious about Pei Qingfeng's relationship with me. Especially when she only warned us not to go near the yard in the future, you don’t have to be so nervous.”
Initially Ying Lan was quite nervous, that’s why he had hurriedly came back and reported to Bai Luochu. But after his mistress analysed the matter, he agreed with Bai Luochu and felt that there wasn’t a need to panic. .
Meanwhile, Ling Xian'er was stopped by the guards outside when she tried to enter Pei Qingfeng study room.
The guard stopped Ling Xian'er and informed her, “Young Lady Xian'er, our master has told us he doesn’t wish to see anybody as he’s feeling down recently.”
Ling Xian'er was unconvinced, “He doesn’t wish to see anyone? Not even me?”
When he heard her, he almost accidentally spilled out the real reason why his master didn’t want to see anyone. Who else was it but her who stuck to him everyday, causing rumors to spread in the capital and making his master dispirited and worried all day? He was so afraid Bai Luochu would hear those rumors and develop a hatred of him.
Ling Xian'er was unresigned and shouted, “Big Brother Qingfeng, I just want to ask a simple question, are you planning to give the fox mask that you had bought to Luo Chu?”
The guard was stunned and was secretly surprised that Young Lady Xian'er had found out about this.
Just as the guards were about to chase her away, Pei Qinfeng opened the door and reprimanded Ling Xian'er. “If you have anything to say, come in and tell me, you don’t have to shout so loudly! What if you disturbed Honored Tian Yun?”
Pei Qingfeng turned around after he finished speaking and left the door open for Ling Xian'er.
Ling Xian'er did not forget to stick out her tongue to the guard before she entered the study room.The guard felt cold shivers running through his body.
“Speak, what do you know?” Pei Qingfeng got straight to the point.
Ling Xian'er shrugged her shoulder and indifferently said, “Someone tried to spy on me recently, but this person was quite stupid, not only did he fail to find out anything about me, but I dug out his true identity. Even though he didn’t say anything, I knew that he was most likely sent by Luo Chu. Furthermore, I also found out that your relationship with Young Lady Luo Chu from the general’s residence is beyond ordinary. Aren’t you curious why she got someone to investigate me?”
Pei Qingfeng thought that Ling Xian'er knew the reason behind it and thus asked, “So why did she get someone to investigate you?”
Ling Xian'er shook her head. “Of course I don’t know. If I knew, why would I still be here?”
Pei Qingfeng felt that Ling Xian'er was getting ruder as she grew older, “You came here just to ask me this? I’m afraid I’ll disappoint you because I’m also clueless about this matter.”
“Big Brother Qingfeng, don’t be worried!” When Ling Xian'er saw Pei Qinfeng depressed, she then spoke of her conjecture, “Actually, I do have a conjecture, but...I’m not sure if you want to hear it.”
Pei Qingfeng was more than willing to hear her guess on this matter and he quickly nodded his head.
“Recently there must have been many rumors ongoing about us, and since you are extremely close to her, people will start comparing the both of us. She might be suspicious about our relationship and she sent someone over to spy on me.”
When he thought about how Bai Luochu would ignore him, Pei Qingfeng’s face turned white instantly. The guards at the door complained innardly and wished that Ling Xian'er would stop exaggerating and blabbering, else they would be the unlucky ones to face their master’s wrath .
At this instance, the guard almost couldn’t control himself and wanted to cover Ling Xian'er’s mouth and drag her out of the room.
However, Ling Xian'er continued her explanation, “Big Brother Qingfeng, this may not be such a bad thing though. From how she sent someone to investigate me, it’s obvious that she’s interested in your affairs! She definitely has you in her heart!”
Pei Qingfeng got energetic all of a sudden and he straightened his back, “Is that true?!” He stared into Ling Xian'er’s eyes, as if warning her that if she was lying to him, he would chop her up into pieces.Previous Chapter Next Chapter