Chapter 345: A Place Worthy of Its Name

Once everyone landed on the ground, they were stunned by the scenery in front of their eyes.

The Desolate Region was indeed worthy of its name as a barren wasteland stood before their eyes. The only plants growing out of the ground were weeds so withered, ‘dry’ would be an understatement. The ground was so dry it cracked and a baby would be able to fit into the cracks. The most terrifying part was that the soil was filled with dried up bloodstains and eerie bones of the dead. There were even severed limbs and remains that had yet to completely decay. It was obvious that an intense battle had just broken out here.

“The Desolate Region is indeed the land of the savage. This is just the border region and there are already so many dead bodies. Furthermore, it seems like this territory isn’t governed by any law. Murders and killings seem to be normal occurrences.” Bai Luochu couldn’t help but sigh at the sight before her.

“It is good that you know.” Pei Rumo grumbled, “This is why I didn’t want you to summon the Green Flame Eagle. The people here plunder and steal without batting an eyelid. In fact, they can’t even be considered humans. As long as you expose your wealth, they will definitely plunder and steal. Once you expose any wealth or treasure, you will turn into a target in the eyes of everyone in the Desolate Region.”

“Whatever. Since things are already at this point, there is nothing else I can do. I’ll just send the Green Flame Eagle back.” Bai Luochu spoke and prepared to ask the Green Flame Eagle to return to the Falling Cloud Mountain Range.

The Green Flame Eagle seemed as though it understood Bai Luochu’s thoughts and it immediately laid down on the ground. It was clear that it wasn’t going to listen to Bai Luochu’s instructions. The Green Flame Eagle was determined to stay behind to assist Bai Luochu in case she ran into some trouble. In any case, it was able to pick her up and fly away if the situation turned sour.

Bai Luochu shook her head helplessly and persuaded, “You’re too eye-catching and if you stay, I might really be in danger.”

The Green Flame Eagle seemed to be moved by Bai Luochu’s words but it still insisted on staying.

Without a choice, Bai Luochu had to convince the Green Flame Eagle patiently. After a long time, the Green Flame Eagle was still unwilling to give in. In the end, Bai Luochu took a step back. “Why don’t you hide somewhere safe. If anything happens to me, I shall call on you to assist me. If you turn into a target, it will greatly inconvenience me…”

After hearing Bai Luochu’s proposal, the Green Flame Eagle was finally willing to give in. However, it was still reluctant to leave and it only left unwillingly after rubbing its head on Bai Luochu’s cheeks.

When Pei Rumo saw a human and an eagle so reluctant to part, he suddenly chucked and lamented, “Haha, I didn’t know that humans can form such a deep connection with spirit beasts.”

When Lu Wenshu heard Pei Rumo’s comment, he responded with disdain, “She has a rather deep relationship with the Green Flame Eagle. Why can’t they behave intimately?”

Pei Rumo became suspicious after hearing Lu Wenshu’s response. His attitude towards Luo Chu has been somewhat weird. After falling down the cliff, his first reaction was to hug her. Moreover, he addressed her intimately when we were attacked by the demonic beasts.

If they were still in the capital city, Pei Rumo was willing to overlook such small details. However, there were too many odd occurrences and Pei Rumo felt that something was off.

Whenever anything concerned Bai Luochu, Pei Rumo would behave differently. He quickly asked,  “It seems like Young Master Lu has a deep relationship with Luo Chu. You really know her too well…”

Lu Wenshu’s heart thumped as he silently thought that his mouth had slipped. He exposed himself in front of this old fox and if he didn’t think of a proper excuse, he would be in trouble.

Deep relationship with her? Their relationship was deep indeed. The ties between them ran deep and they were even separated after the death of one party. They were lovers once and Lu Wenshu thought that she would come back to his side after clearing things up. Never did he expect...

Lu Wenshu shook his head inwardly and threw out increasingly agonized emotions. After all, nothing else mattered to him. The pain of losing her had been carved into his heart and it was a scar he vowed never to touch again.

Lu Wenshu wanted to keep this matter hidden forever. After all, reincarnation was an abstract concept and no one would ever believe him. Even if anyone did, he would be seen as a heartless rat who killed his lover in her past life. How could he even think of forgiveness after his filthy betrayal?!

“I don’t have... too many ties with Divine Physician Bai.” Lu Wenshu stuttered when he spoke. No one knew if he was hesitating because of the pain in his heart or because he didn’t wish to hide his relationship with Bai Luochu.

“Then why would Young Master Lu say that Luo Chu has a deep relationship with the Green Flame Eagle?” Pei Rumo carried on asking and from the looks of it, he was obviously not going to rest until he got an answer.

Lu Wenshu reacted extremely quickly, “Looking at how the Green Flame Eagle gave up its children to keep her safe, we can conclude that their bond is extremely strong. After that, the Phoenix King Valley Elder lost the Green Flame Eagle’s youngling before he returned to his sect. In Your First Highness’s opinion, who do you think is the culprit for the incident?”

Pei Rumo was silently shocked after hearing Lu Wenshu’s question. He knew the culprit behind the incident as he had been following behind her the whole time. He was safeguarding the secret for her and he never told a soul as he was afraid someone might rat her out. Why would Lu Wenshu speak of this matter all of a sudden?

“Did Young Master Lu witness it personally? Can you speak without thinking? Do you know what will happen if rumors of this get out?!” Pei Rumo was obviously enraged. 

How can a person that I have been protecting, fall into the hands of others?!

Lu Wenshu laughed, “Please relax. I will never spread groundless rumors and I understand the severity of the situation. There is no need for you to worry.”

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