Chapter 333: Ambiguous Feelings

He is still breathing. Bai Luochu heaved a sigh of relief before she shook Pei Rumo gently. She then called out softly, “Pei Rumo. Pei Rumo, hurry up and wake up.”

As though her words contained magical powers, Pei Rumo slowly regained consciousness.

“We are still... alive?” Pei Rumo looked at the unfamiliar surroundings and thought that they had both arrived in the netherworld.

Even though it wasn’t the best time to joke around, Bai Luochu laughed, “How can such a great view exist in the netherworld? If we were to die, our souls would already be captured and dragged to Yama’s Hall to be judged.”

When Pei Rumo saw that Bai Luochu had the mood to make fun of him, he broke out into laughter. A short burst of laughter caused his wound to rupture. “Sss...”

Bai Luochu noticed Pei Rumo’s painful reaction and she asked with concern, “What is wrong? Are you hurt somewhere?” After all, Pei Rumo hurt himself trying to protect her. It wouldn’t be nice if she completely ignored him.

Pei Rumo immediately withdrew his painful expression and shook his head, “Nothing much, just some superficial wounds. As long as we are fine, nothing else matters.”

Realizing that Pei Rumo’s injury wasn’t too serious, Bai Luochu felt more at ease. She immediately suggested, “Should we enter the cave before thinking of our next course of action?”

Pei Rumo nodded as he propped his body up with his arm. He circulated his spirit qi before getting to his feet.

When he turned around, Bai Luochu noticed that Pei Rumo’s so-called ‘superficial wounds’ caused his entire back to be drenched with blood. There wasn’t a single place on his body that was ‘fine’.

Bai Luochu was shocked and immediately reached over to support him. “Your injuries are much worse than you imagine. Let me help you into the cave and attend to your wounds.”

Pei Rumo was clear about the injuries he suffered. He said he was fine in order to avoid scaring Bai Luochu. Since she already noticed, he couldn’t refuse her expression of goodwill. After all, it was rather exhausting to endure the pain without a change in expression. He leaned on her body and a wave of pain assaulted his body.”

After entering the cave, Bai Luochu placed Pei Rumo on the ground before rushing out.

“Where are you going? This is the wilderness! Will you even be safe out there?!” When Pei Rumo saw Bai Luochu running out, he became worried.

Bai Luochu ignored him and came back with a piece of cloth soaked in water a moment later. It wasn’t hard to notice a piece of fabric missing from her clothes. 

“Turn around, I will clean your wounds first.” Bai Luochu wrung the excess liquid from the cloth and immediately ripped Pei Rumo’s clothes off his back.

Tear!

Pei Rumo was stunned as he yelled, “Luo Chu, what are you doing?”

Bai Luochu raised her brows and thought that the First Prince was indeed more refined than the improper Pei Qingfeng. Whatever the case, she couldn’t delay the treatment just because he felt that her actions were inappropriate.

“Don’t worry, I will not do anything to you. If you don’t wash the wounds on your back, they will be infected. I am cleaning your wounds before applying medicine.”

Pei Rumo knew that Bai Luochu was doing it for his own good, but he felt that it wasn’t good for him to be undressed in front of an unmarried woman. He hastily refused, “I don’t think there is a need for you to do this. Why don’t I do it myself?”

Bai Luochu didn’t back down and refused Pei Rumo’s proposal, “You better not move or your wounds might tear. Let me do it.”

Since the physician had insisted on the treatment, Pei Rumo knew that it was useless to refuse. He sat there silently as he allowed Bai Luochu to clean his wounds.

“When I tear off your clothes, your skin and flesh might tear. Please bear with the pain.” Bai Luochu warned him.

Pei Rumo didn’t mind at all as he said, “I suffered all sorts of injuries after so many years in the battlefield. Do as you see fit.”

After obtaining Pei Rumo’s confirmation, Bai Luochu started to work. She heard the sound of skin and flesh ripping as she tore his clothes off his body. Even though Pei Rumo didn’t scream in pain, he sucked in a deep breath.

Bai Luochu had been very careful, but she failed to tear the cloth off cleanly. However, it wasn’t the time to harp on the little mistakes. She quickly cleaned up the wounds with the wet cloth.

The originally white piece of cloth was dyed red with blood. Without a choice, she ran out in order to wash it.

After five trips, there was no longer any blood on Pei Rumo’s back. Bai Luochu then took out some medicine and smeared it around his wounds.

When Bai Luochu’s fingertips made contact with Pei Rumo’s back, he shivered and felt there were tiny bugs crawling into the wounds. His heart tingled a little.

Bai Luochu felt that he was squirming because of the medicinal effects. She consoled him, “Bear with it a little. It will be over soon.”

Pei Rumo remained silent and allowed Bai Luochu to continue applying the medicine. As she smeared the paste all over his back, Bai Luochu felt completely indifferent. Instead, Pei Rumo’s heart was pounding and he felt a feeling he never felt before.

Since she tore off his clothes, Pei Rumo was sitting on the ground, half-naked. Bai Luochu felt that she couldn’t allow a patient to endure the chilling wind and she took off her outer garments before passing it over to him.

Pei Rumo originally wanted to refuse but was stumped by Bai Luochu’s statement, “Just put in on. You were injured trying to save me. How can I allow you to suffer from the cold?”

Bai Luochu walked out in order to search for something and she blatantly ignored his refusal.

When she came back, there was a bunch of firewood in her arms. Throwing them on the ground, she used her spirit qi to ignite it before squatting by the side to warm herself.

Pei Rumo became curious when he saw Bai Luochu’s actions. 

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