"How harsh is the general's residence treating you for you to actually know so much about caretaking?" Pei Rumo was truly curious. After all, even if the general's residence had declined, a proper mistress wouldn't be doing such work.
Bai Luochu paused before starting the fire as she didn’t know how to explain herself. In order not to expose herself, she simply remained quiet. Bai Luochu didn't know if the original Luo Chu knew how to start a fire. After all, she learned how to start a fire in her past life as she used to frequently set up camp outdoors.
When Pei Rumo saw Bai Luochu's response, he thought he had touched on Bai Luochu’s sore spot. He quickly apologized, “I didn’t mean to bring up bad memories. I apologize.”
Bai Luochu knew that Pei Rumo must have misunderstood her but she didn’t bother explaining herself.
As the firewood burned, it illuminated Bai Luochu’s face with a warm halo, thawing her cold appearance.
“Do you think they will find us?” Pei Rumo noticed that Bai Luochu wasn’t speaking and he hurriedly broke the silence.
Bai Luochu raised her brows and contemplated for a moment before murmuring, “They should be able to find us.”
Bai Luochu wasn’t certain about her guess as Lu Wenshu was the only one left who could save them. After all, she wasn’t sure what was in his mind. If he really wanted to kill her, she could only wait till Pei Rumo’s wounds healed before running away.
However, at this very moment, Lu Wenshu who was above the cliff was on the brink of collapse.
Bai Luochu had fallen off the cliff and he didn’t know whether or not she was still alive. Was he supposed to watch her die in front of his eyes again?! Even though Lu Wenshu had high cultivation and would be able to fly down to look for them, Pei Rumo’s troops became his main concern.
If they were to head down the cliff, they would be courting death. Moreover, none of them intended to jump down the cliff to search for the two casualties.
It was too bad the cliff face was too massive and even if Lu Wenshu were to disregard everything and search for the two of them, he didn’t know how long it would take. After thinking about it, he tried to persuade the army to help him carry out the search.
“Everyone.” Lu Wenshu spoke. When Pei Rumo’s subordinates looked over, he said, “Right now, no one knows if His First Highness and Divine Physician Bai are still alive. We cannot escape responsibility as we are supposed to protect them. Let’s start by searching for their whereabouts.”
When Lu Wenshu finished his speech, everyone looked around and tried to blame those around them. A moment later, an individual who looked like the second in charge stuttered as he spoke to Lu Wenshu, “Young Master Lu, we brothers have a conscience and we really wish to conduct a search and rescue operation. However, we don’t have the ability to do it. We might be soldiers, but we only practiced martial arts to strengthen our body. We can’t survive if we jump down the cliff to search for them!”
Lu Wenshu already prepared a countermeasure and asked the captain in return, “So if I find a way for all of you to safely descend, you will conduct the search?”
The hundred-men captain obviously didn’t think Lu Wenshu would have a method for so many of them to descend the cliff safely, hence, he nodded and agreed.
“Good.” Lu Wenshu hastily stated his method of descending. “There is a way to go down the cliff in another 20 miles. We shall head over and start the search and rescue operation.”
The hundred-men captain was startled as he was obviously surprised by Lu Wenshu’s quick-wittedness. Just as he was about to come up with more excuses, Lu Wenshu shot him down.
“From what I know, the soldiers and officers of the Cloud Water Nation’s military had to record three generations of their families when taking up post. Unless you die in battle, your records won’t be erased. Even if you conceal the matter of His First Highness falling off the cliff, you will need to face scrutiny when resuppling at the next city or town. Even if you can’t be immediately brought back to the capital city to be interrogated, do you think your families can escape punishment? This is your Commander in Chief you’re talking about. Moveover, he is the First Prince of the nation. He is His Majesty’s eldest son and if something happens to him, you should be able to think of the consequences.”
The soldiers and officers were frightened by Lu Wenshu’s threat and they started moving. By evening, all of them reached the bottom of the cliff.
At this moment, Bai Luochu had already applied medicine to Pei Rumo’s wounds for the second time.
“How long more can we last?” Pei Rumo saw that it was already dark and asked Bai Luochu.
Bai Luochu felt that Pei Rumo was being a scaredy cat. However, she couldn’t ignore him. “If you’re talking about medicine, we should be able to last till the day after tomorrow. I didn’t bring too much and it will not last for long. As for food, you don’t need to worry about it. I can harvest some fruits or herbs along the way. Don’t light a fire in case you attract some spirit beasts or wild beasts.”
“Will they be able to find us?” Pei Rumo asked again.
In order to reassure Pei Rumo, Bai Luochu promised him, “Definitely. If Lu Wenshu wants to save us, the entire army should have started their search and rescue operation.”
The cave quickly fell silent after Bai Luochu completed her sentence.
“I am not afraid of death.” Pei Rumo suddenly spoke up. Just as Bai Luochu was about to tell him that he wasn’t going to die, he interrupted her, “I am just thinking about the promise to keep you safe. Now, I caused you to fall off a cliff. I should have listened to you…”
Bai Luochu was rather embarrassed after hearing Pei Rumo’s words as she quickly soothed Pei Rumo, “Don’t blame yourself. If I was insistent on not departing, we might not be in this state. If someone needs to take the blame, I should be the one who troubled Your First Highness.”
Maybe Lu Wenshu is threatening them as we speak...
Of course, Bai Luochu didn’t say the last statement. After all, Pei Rumo didn’t know a thing about the matters between her and Lu Wenshu.Previous Chapter Next Chapter