When Bai Luochu noticed that Ying Lan was getting anxious, she knew that he had already found out about the expedition. She didn't deny and admitted it frankly, "That’s right. I am here to discuss some matters with the three of you. If I leave for the Desolate Region, I won’t be able to handle the matters of the Palace of Brilliance Resurgence. Arrangements must be made.”
Ying Lan seemed as though he wanted to say something but was cut off by Bai Luochu. "Wait till the other two come before speaking."
Without a choice, Ying Lan had to go and look for Guan Yue and Meng Luoping.
Ying Lan briefly explained the situation to the two of them along the way and the moment Meng Luoping entered the Remote Paddy Inn, he asked Bai Luochu, "Divine Physician Bai, are you really going to the Desolate Region?"
Bai Luochu saw the nervous trio and immediately started speaking, "No need to be nervous. I have my reasons for doing so. If the three of you are worried, why don’t you blend into the First Prince’s army and follow me to the Desolate Region?”
Bai Luochu saw the anxious Meng Luoping and found it amusing. She couldn’t help but tease him.
Ying Lan noticed that Bai Luochu was in the mood to play around and realized that the situation wasn’t as bad as he made it out to be. He might be adept at doing business but Bai Luochu was adept at scheming. If she was going to face danger, there was no way she would joke around with them. Moreover, she would immediately refuse the imperial decree.
However, Meng Luoping wasn't able to keep calm. When he first heard Ying Lan’s explanation, he wanted to charge straight into the Remote Paddy Inn to dissuade his mistress from heading to the Desolate Region. He no longer held himself back when he stood in front of her, "Divine Physician Bai, you have to think it through. We’re talking about the Desolate Region here. It isn’t inhabited by humans and the dog emperor is probably trying to test your limits by sending you there. If that isn’t his intention, he is probably trying to get rid of you. He has already dug such a huge pit for you… why are you jumping head-first into it?”
Bai Luochu stared at the nervous Meng Luoping and felt like laughing. She calmly explained, "Don't be in a hurry. All of you should calm down and listen to my reason for heading to the Desolate Region. I am not a fool and I know that this is a trap dug by the old emperor. I’m not close enough to Pei Rumo to be buried alongside him.”
When she was done, she realized that Meng Luoping and the others had composed themselves. She started talking about the Field Pearl Flower.
After she spoke, an enlightened expression formed on Guan Yue and Ying Lan’s face. Only Meng Luoping was left panicking. "Are you sure?! What if Pei Rumo is lying to you?”
"Impossible. If it’s a lie, he won’t be able to come up with such details. Furthermore, I’m a physician and I know that the herb exists. As long as it’s someone with brains, they won’t use a fake herb to attempt to deceive me." Bai Luochu stated.
Guan Yue glanced at Bai Luochu and immediately knew that she had made up her mind. Even though he knew that he wasn’t going to change her decision, he asked, "It seems like you have made the decision to go?"
Guan Yue had always been the least talkative among the trio. If even Guan Yue was speaking up, it meant that Bai Luochu’s actions were really dangerous.
Since she had already made her decision, Bai Luochu wouldn’t let anyone change her mind. She nodded and declared, "Yes, I am definitely going to the Desolate Region."
"Have you thought of what will happen if something happens to you? What are the members of the Palace of Brilliance Resurgence going to do? During the Phoenix King Valley's disciple selections, you tried so hard to rope us in... Right now, you are going to disregard us and leave as you wish?" Meng Luoping realized that the analytical way of persuasion wasn't going to work, hence, he used the emotional method and hoped to move Bai Luochu.
"Nothing will happen to me. Even if something happens..." Before Bai Luochu could finish, Ying Lan interrupted her.
"Even if something happens, I will help Mistress to bring glory to the Palace of Brilliance Resurgence. Our faction’s name will definitely resound throughout the world. If Mistress really meets with mishap on this trip..."
"We will first investigate Mistress’ current status. If she is dead, we will need to see a corpse. As long as there is the slightest possibility of Mistress being alive, we will use the full strength of the Palace of Brilliance Resurgence to bring you back." Guan Yue stated.
Meng Luoping heard Guan Yue's words and understood there was no way to turn this around. He had no choice but to accept. He muttered, "If you really head to the Desolate Region, you must be careful."
Seeing the fearless trio, Bai Luochu felt helpless. However, a burst of warmth filled her heart. During her second life, she was actually able to discover so many individuals who were truly concerned for her. It was much better than her past life.
"Enough! I haven’t set off for the Desolate Region and all of you are pulling long faces. Are you people afraid I will run off and leave you behind?!" Bai Luochu knew that they were genuinely worried for her but she didn’t want the atmosphere to turn sour. She quickly changed the topic.
"I called the three of you here as I need to make new arrangements for the Palace of Brilliance Resurgence. We need to think through our next course of actions." Bai Luochu took out a small bottle and handed it to Guan Yue.
"This bottle contains poison and we should use it to fortify our defenses. It has been a long time since we have established ourselves and the poison array at the entrance should be losing its effects. Even though not many factions dare to offend us, we still need to be careful. Scatter this all around the array and there shouldn’t be any problems for quite some time.”
Guan Yue received the bottle of poison and kept it carefully. Bai Luochu then instructed Ying Lan on the matters of the general's residence and ordered him to take good care of Cai Ling. As for Meng Luoping, she merely told him to take good care of the businesses when she was away in the Desolate Region.Previous Chapter Next Chapter