Pei Rumo waved his hand and signalled to Bai Luochu to go prepare. Before she left, he warned her. “You better rest early, else if you’re late tomorrow, I’ll proceed without you.”
Bai Luochu knew that Pei Rumo was just kidding so she joked, “I thought that the First Prince was a gentleman, little did I know that you’re just like those from the streets who burn their bridges after they cross them. I’m so disappointed...”
As Bai Luochu had more important stuff that she needed to do, she ended the meaningless conversation and used her movement skill to leave quickly.
Pei Rumo originally wanted to chide Bai Luochu, but she left before he could.
After Bai Luochu left, Pei Rumo softly muttered, “She’s indeed a spiteful little girl.”
He then proceeded to assign the groupings for the scouts.
Early next morning. While most soldiers were still sleeping, Bai Luochu had already woken up and ended her cultivation session. Bai Luochu felt that the only good thing about the Desolate Region was the small human population and abundance of spirit qi. Thanks to this, she managed to raise her cultivation by two small tiers.
Bai Luochu gathered the spirit qi into her hands and when she saw her increasingly dense and pure spirit qi, she got incredibly happy. If she could get her hands on the Field Pearl Flower, that would be perfect. She would definitely be able to reach the cultivation level she was at in her past life. At that time, she would be able to settle all her old and new grudges at the same time.
By the time she had finished picking her items, she knew that it was already late. Pei Rumo and Lu Wenshu were already waiting for her at the entrance.
Bai Luochu adjusted her backpack to reduce her awkwardness. She knew that cultivation couldn’t be used as a reason to delay the expedition.
The journey from the borders of Desolate Region to its center was unexpectedly smooth, she even suspected if a high level spirit beast swept through the area and killed everyone in their path.
When they finally arrived, Bai Luochu realized that she was right to assume that the central region was the busiest. Even though it was still incomparable to the capital city of the Cloud Water Nation, it was still comparable to the smaller cities near it. Bai Luochu and Pei Rumo decided to head to the tea shop to gather some news.
They didn’t expect Lu Wenshu to part with them after arriving in the central region.
“First Prince, Divine Physician Bai, since we have reached the heart of the Desolate Region, let’s move separately.” Lu Wenshu bade them farewell even before they had reached the tea shop.
Pei Rumo narrowed his eyes, seemingly trying to figure out what Lu Wenshu was up to. But after some time, he was still clueless and turned to look at Bai Luochu instead.
As Bai Luochu was equally clueless, she asked him directly, “Young Master Lu, is there a reason behind your abrupt departure? Did you meet with some difficulties?”
Even though Bai Luochu was just asking out of courtesy, Lu Wenshu misunderstood her intentions. He thought that she was concerned for him.
That caused Lu Wenshu to reply with a face full of smiles, “Before we departed, I have informed you guys that I have some matters to do in the Desolate Region. Now that we have arrived, it is time for us to say our goodbyes. Furthermore, it’s not convenient for me to be there when you guys discuss your military secrets. Hence, now is the best time for me to say goodbye.”
They never had any intention of keeping Lu Wenshu and now that he had successfully provided them with a reason, they quickly bade him farewell..
Just before Lu Wenshu left, he turned around and spoke tenderly, “Ah chu, if anything happens to you, I will definitely be the first to appear beside you. I will definitely protect you.”
“I won’t have to trouble Young Master Lu. I am sure you have more important things to attend to. How can you take care of Luo Chu all the time? It’s more appropriate for me to protect her. Please don’t forget that I have an army.” Pei Rumo immediately retorted.
Bai Luochu broke out in a cold sweat when she saw the two of them fighting over her. “Young Master Lu, don’t you have more important things to do? You should hurry up, it would be bad if you end up delaying your matters for us.” After she gave Lu Wenshu a push, she turned around and headed towards the direction of the tea shop.
Pei Rumo bade farewell to Lu Wenshu with a smile and headed towards the tea shop behind Bai Luochu.
After they sat down, a waiter came and attended to them, “What do the two of you want to drink? Unfortunately, we only have black tea and green tea here.”
The waiter had been exceedingly rude, maybe because he had thought that the two of them were those wealthy Young Master and Mistress who were hard to serve from the way they were dressed.
Since Bai Luochu had no expectations for this tea shop in the first place, she simply replied, “Bring me a cup of green tea.”
Seeing that Bai Luochu ordered green tea, Pei Rumo hurriedly ordered one as well.“I didn’t know you like to drink green tea.”
Bai Luochu shot a glance and replied Pei Rumo,” It’s not because I like to drink green tea.”
Pei Rumo was extremely confused, “Then why did you order the green tea?”Previous Chapter Next Chapter