Pei Qingfeng became even angrier after seeing Bai Luochu’s expressionless face and could no longer control himself. “Oh?! I didn’t know that First Brother had such a great understanding of Divine Physician Bai. It is no wonder the two of you are one the same private boat.”
Pei Qingfeng’s words had the same impact as sacrificing 800 of his own men to kill 1000 enemies. If Pei Rumo was boating on the lake because of his close relationship with Bai Luochu, Pei Qingfeng wouldn’t be able to explain why he was doing the same with Ling Xian’er. It was obvious Pei Qingfeng wasn’t able to think straight because of his jealousy.
Even though the jealousy in the air was obvious, Bai Luochu’s brain seemed to be damaged as she ignored Pei Qingfeng’s words as she turned to leave.
A single action from her caused a huge problem.
Bai Luochu was used to walking casually in her casual outfit and she usually walked with large strides. Because of her current getup, she stepped on the hem of her dress and staggered when turning around. After losing her balance, she almost fell off the private boat.
“Luoluo!” When Pei Qingfeng saw Bai Luochu in danger, he disregarded Ling Xian’er and immediately called out his intimate nickname for Bai Luochu. He got ready to charge over to save her but luckily for everyone, she didn’t fall into the water.
Even though there was a distance between the two private boats and Pei Qingfeng had formidable movement skills, she was on Pei Rumo’s boat. With Pei Rumo standing a step or two away from her, he simply reached out to prevent her from falling.
Bai Luochu felt a sense of foreboding when she stepped on her dress. If she fell into the lake, hypothermia would be the least of her worries. She cursed in her heart: This is all Cai Ling’s fault! If not for her insistence to dress me up, I wouldn’t trip over myself!
Before Pei Rumo heard Pei Qingfeng’s intimate address, he already noticed something wrong with Bai Luochu. However, he moved half a second late and barely managed to catch her before she fell overboard. Luckily for him, he was agile and he managed to pull her back in time. Due to the large inertia, he fell backwards after pulling her back.
Bai Luochu prepared to face the chilly water but she felt her head spinning before falling back onto the deck. When she felt that she fell on something soft, she couldn’t help but doubt herself.
Bai Luochu opened her eyes and used her hand to prop herself up. After pushing on the soft ground several times, she realized that she was pressing down on Pei Rumo!
Bai Luochu looked down and saw Pei Rumo’s mocking smile. A wave of embarrassment washed over her and she tried to stand up. Too bad for her, Pei Rumo held her tightly, preventing her from standing up.
Pei Rumo wasn’t intentionally holding her down but he didn’t have time to withdraw his strength after saving her from falling overboard.
Bai Luochu wasn't used to seeing Pei Rumo like this and immediately asked, “How long more does Your First Highness want to lie on the deck?”
When Pei Rumo heard Bai Luochu’s question, he knew that she wasn’t playing around and he quickly loosened his grip.
When Bai Luochu felt that he was no longer holding onto her, she quickly stood up. Reaching out, she helped Pei Rumo stand up as well.
The first thing Pei Rumo did after standing up was to ask Bai Luochu, “How are you? Are you feeling alright?” The concern he had for her was so obvious even Pei Qingfeng who was standing on the other boat could hear it.
Bai Luochu shook her head and said, “Don’t worry, I am fine. I was shocked when I nearly fell off the boat but I am fine now. After all, I didn’t fall into the lake. Is Your First Highness feeling alright? Did you sprain your wrist from pulling me back?”
Pei Rumo had indeed sprained his wrist and it was the reason he didn’t immediately stand up.
He didn’t intend to tell Bai Luochu as he didn’t want her to feel guilty because of him. He quickly denied, “Of course not. You’re not that heavy anyway. If I’m weak enough to sprain my arm from pulling you back, how can I fight on the battlefield?”
It completely slipped Bai Luochu’s mind that Pei Rumo was able to obtain his status in the imperial court because of his bravery in the battlefield. He was an impressive figure in the military and had huge military achievements. She immediately laughed, “Oh, that’s right! I forgot about that. I hope Your First Highness will not feel offended.”
Pei Rumo shook his wrist slightly and started to make fun of her, “I won’t feel offended because of that. Why don’t I bring out the snacks and drinks since you have some difficulty walking? The weather isn’t too bad… Let’s sit here and enjoy the wonderful night.”
After the frightening experience, Bai Luochu’s anger for Pei Qingfeng was already gone. She didn’t refuse Pei Rumo and agreed to his suggestion. Standing still, she remained at the bow of the boat as Pei Rumo went inside to get some snacks.
On the other private boat, Pei Qingfeng’s face was extremely gloomy. After all, he just saw another man holding the woman he fancied in his embrace. How was he able to remain calm after witnessing all that? Moreover, Pei Qingfeng became even more infuriated when he saw that Bai Luochu wasn’t refusing Pei Rumo’s gesture of goodwill.
Before Pei Qingfeng could do anything, Pei Rumo came back with the snacks. After putting the cakes and drinks on a small table beside Bai Luochu, he went back inside to get more stuff.
Pei Qingfeng became even angrier when he witnessed Pei Rumo’s actions. He almost lost control of himself and without Ling Xian’er holding him back, he might even have flown over to Pei Rumo’s boat to give him a good beating.
As for the reason behind Pei Qingfeng’s rage… It was because Pei Rumo came back with a beautiful cloak and draped it over Bai Luochu’s body.Previous Chapter Next Chapter