Chapter 358: Grim Situation

“Luo Chu.” Pei Rumo rushed over with an extremely anxious expression when he saw Bai Luochu coming out of her room.

Bai Luochu already knew that eccentric innkeeper was one of the members of the Palace of Brilliance Resurgence, so she wasn’t as flustered as Pei Rumo. She couldn’t understand the meaning behind Pei Rumo’s anxiety and she thought something had happened at the borders of the Desolate Region. She immediately asked, “What happened? Did something happen to the soldiers?”

When Pei Rumo saw that Bai Luochu was unscathed, he let out a breath of relief and said, “Nothing. I am just worried for you. After all, that innkeeper is a little strange and it is hard not to be vigilant against him.”

Bai Luochu sighed before laughing in her heart. If Qin Feng knew that his original intention to take care of her would be misunderstood by Pei Rumo, he would probably challenge Pei Rumo to a duel.

“Come on, let’s go and have breakfast.” When Bai Luochu saw there was nothing wrong, she simply headed for the main hall.

After arriving at the main hall, Bai Luochu noticed that Qin Feng had already prepared breakfast and he was waiting for her. It was obvious that the dishes were just prepared as they were still steaming.

After seeing Bai Luochu and Pei Rumo, Qin Feng quickly greeted them, “Please enjoy your breakfast. It’s better to enjoy the food while it’s hot.”

His attitude was a world apart from his harsh and unkind self the day before. Pei Rumo became even more suspicious as he stared at Qin Feng from the corner of his eye. He didn’t understand how someone’s personality could change so drastically. Could it be...

Pei Rumo turned to look at Bai Luochu. Instead of saying that the innkeeper’s attitude changed for the better, it would be more accurate to say that he was paying more attention to her. Could it be that this innkeeper has some sort of strange taste? Is he into guys? Pei Rumo felt disgusted and he shook his head to clear his ridiculous thoughts.

How can Luo Chu be related to the words ‘pretty boy’? She is more like the man-eating flower.

Bai Luochu took her seat and was about to eat breakfast. When she turned to look at Pei Rumo, she saw him standing around like a useless pillar. She called out to him, “Your First Highness, are you going to skip breakfast? Any later and the food will be cold.”

When Pei Rumo heard Bai Luochu calling out to him, he quickly took his seat and started eating.

After eating breakfast, Pei Rumo escorted Bai Luochu back to her room before preparing to investigate. He didn’t expect Bai Luochu to actually call out to him, “It is better for Your First Highness to wait for a moment. Why not listen to my report before going out to investigate? You’ll be able to narrow down your area of search.”

After hearing Pei Rumo’s statement, he abruptly turned around and stared into her eyes. “What report are you talking about? Why do you have information about the Desolate Region?”

Bai Luochu already knew that Pei Rumo was a doubtful individual and if she were to suddenly pull out the report on the Desolate Region, he wouldn’t believe her. She wasn’t in a hurry and decided to explain everything to him. Waving her hand to indicate for Pei Rumo to sit, Bai Luochu started her explanation. “Don’t be in a hurry. Why don’t we sit down and have a good chat?”

Pei Rumo was clear about Bai Luochu’s personality. She wouldn’t speak of something if she wasn’t confident in it. Right now, it seemed like she had confirmed something. Even if he was suspicious, Pei Rumo took a seat as he patiently waited for her to speak.

“Do you remember that I had always been suspicious about something after entering the Desolate Region?” Bai Luochu poured a cup of warm water for Pei Rumo and pushed it in front of him.

Pei Rumo stayed silent for a moment before replying, “You were wondering if someone entered the Desolate Region before us.”

“That’s right. I can now confirm the fact that people have indeed arrived before us. Moreover, there are more than one group of people.”

Pei Rumo immediately became suspicious after listening to Bai Luochu’s deduction. He didn’t understand the source of her confidence. He revealed a puzzled expression as he continued to ask, “You might have incredible foresight, but a guess is still a guess. How can you be certain that someone arrived ahead of us? We have yet to see anyone else ever since arriving in the Desolate Region.”

Even though Pei Rumo had his suspicions, Bai Luochu had not verified them.

“I think that Your First Highness has already guessed the source of the information. I shall not conceal if from you any longer. The innkeeper was the one who gave me this piece of information.”

“What’s in it for him?” Pei Rumo knew that the eccentric innkeeper definitely had a request for Bai Luochu.

Bai Luochu had an indifferent expression as though this matter wasn’t related to her. She casually replied, “He needs me to do something for him.”

Pei Rumo closed his eyes and gnashed his teeth together, “What request did he have for you...” Pei Rumo felt that if he wasn’t able to accept the innkeeper’s condition, he was probably going to charge out to tear him into pieces.

“Nothing much. He has been plagued by an illness for a long time now. When he saw that I was carrying a medicine box, he knew that I was a physician. He wanted to look for someone to prescribe him some medicine but I cured his illness completely. In exchange, I asked him a few questions about the recent situation in the Desolate Region.”

“Is it really that simple?” Pei Rumo heard Bai Luochu’s explanation and immediately let out a sigh of relief.

In response, Bai Luochu nodded her head.

“If that is the case, it seems like your guess was right. There are plenty of infiltrators in the Desolate Region. Why are they here anyway? Is there something in the Desolate Region they deeply desire to possess? It’s not possible for so many people to enter the Desolate Region for a single Field Pearl Flower.” Pei Rumo felt invigorated and started to discuss the situation in the Desolate Region.

“There are different groups of people who entered the Desolate Region. Some of them are from sects and there are some who brought an army along with them. In other words, many nations and sects have also entered the Desolate Region in order to take a slice of the pie.” Bai Luochu explained before waiting quietly for Pei Rumo to gather his thoughts.

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