Pei Rumo knew that the report was important and he quickly went back to Bai Luochu’s room quickly after cleaning up.
“Knock knock.” Knocks echoed through the room and Bai Luochu understood that Pei Rumo was here to listen to her report. “Please enter.”
Pei Rumo opened the doors and noticed Bai Luochu standing behind the writing desk. She was drawing something on the map with a serious expression on her face.
“What made Divine Physician Bai so anxious that you had to make a report immediately?” Pei Rumo knew that it was definitely a groundbreaking discovery as Bai Luochu would have the authority to decide on matters otherwise. He quickly guessed that the matter was related to the campaign.
Bai Luochu responded calmly, “Can Your First Highness please draw out the goal of our campaign?” As Bai Luochu spoke, she turned the map around and pushed it in front of Pei Rumo.
Pei Rumo didn’t understand Bai Luochu’s purpose for doing so. but seeing that Bai Luochu had already passed the brush to him, he received it and started drawing on the map.
After marking out an area on the map, he placed the brush on the brush holder and turned the map back to Bai Luochu. “Here. However, this map is a little different from mine.”
“What is different?” Bai Luochu raised her brows and asked.
“This place.” Pei Rumo pointed at a location on the map and explained, “This place isn’t marked on my map. Where did you obtain this information?”
Bai Luochu looked at the location pointed out on the map and sighed. He was pointing at the ruins...
A moment later, Bai Luochu let out a sigh and said, “Sigh... this map was the same as yours. However, I added this part in the morning.”
“Why did you draw something there?”
Bai Luochu remained silent as she turned to look at Pei Rumo with a serious expression on her face. When she realized that he wasn’t joking around, she hastily explained, “I marked out this place because I discovered it in the morning. If I'm not wrong, this should be our objective.”
“You mean to say that you managed to find an unknown place on the map this morning? Is that why you were in such a hurry to report?” Pei Rumo didn’t ask much. For there to be missing information in the map, even the normally calm Pei Rumo couldn’t help but turn serious.
Bai Luochu nodded and said, “That’s right, I managed to locate the ruins in the morning but I was alone. I didn’t dare to enter to investigate. From the looks of it, things aren’t as simple as they seem.”
Pei Rumo muttered for a moment before giving a response, “We’ll head over and take a look tomorrow.”
“That’s the reason I’m making my report.” Bai Luochu thought that since Pei Rumo initiated it first, there was no reason for her to refuse.
But before Bai Luochu could ask the questions in her heart, Pei Rumo interrupted her, “But, how did you find the place? I wasn’t able to find anything after so many days and you managed to do it on your first. It’s hard to justify such a perfect coincidence.”
Bai Luochu was startled at first as she didn’t expect for Pei Rumo to be so sharp. She couldn’t just state that it was Qin Feng who provided the information. Even if Pei Rumo already sensed something fishy between her and the Palace of Brilliance Resurgence, she wasn’t strong enough and it wasn’t the best time to reveal her identity.
Therefore, Bai Luochu muttered for a moment before giving an explanation, “It’s an embarrassing story. I originally wanted to scout the area where Your First Highness had scouted previously, however, I lost my way. It was just a small hiccup but I failed to notice that my map was flipped. I traveled in the wrong direction and managed to find the ruins. I thought that something was wrong as Your First Highness wasn’t able to find this place after so many days until I realized that I have been traveling in the wrong direction. As it seems, my mistake brought along unexpected results.”
Bai Luochu’s explanation was thorough and Pei Rumo stared at her for a moment with a blank expression on his face. He felt that her explanation was reasonable and he eventually nodded his head.
Bai Luochu let out a sigh of relief as Pei Rumo was an old fox. If she made a mistake during her explanation, she would be exposed immediately. Even though Pei Rumo wouldn’t do anything to her, she didn’t know what he would do to her subordinates if their identities were exposed. She knew that Pei Rumo had feelings for her but she also knew that he was someone who would do anything necessary to achieve his objective.
This person is too dangerous, I better distance myself from him. In my previous life, I have already suffered a great loss and I cannot possibly make the same mistake after my reincarnation. After all, if I make a mistake, I will not be the only one to suffer, all my loyal subordinates will also suffer with me.
Pei Rumo saw that Bai Luochu was lost in thoughts and he waved his hand to snap her out of it. When he saw that it wasn’t working, he called out, “Luo Chu? Luo Chu?”
After calling a few times, Bai Luochu was pulled back to reality. She realized that Pei Rumo was calling out to her and she hastily composed herself, “Apologies, I was thinking about the ruins earlier and I lost myself in my thoughts.”
Bai Luochu felt that her ability to come up with lies on the spot improved by leaps and bounds after interacting with Pei Rumo for such a long time.
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