Chapter 367: Taking the Bait Willingly

After Bai Luochu gave all the instructions, she felt a weight being lifted off her chest and immediately went to bed.

The next morning, Bai Luochu and Pei Rumo acted according to plan and headed towards the ruins. When they arrived at the junction where Bai Luochu had gotten ‘lost’ the day before, she stopped.

After staying silent for a moment, Bai Luochu opened her mouth slowly and said something that was unexpected, “Did you feel it?”

The corner of Pei Rumo’s mouth curled upwards and he nodded his head. A light flashed through his eyes and he spoke, “I feel it. It seems like what you say is true. The Desolate Region is very interesting.”

The presences in the vicinity seemed to have sensed that Bai Luochu and Pei Rumo had detected them and they quickly withdrew their presence.

Pei Rumo and Bai Luochu exchanged looks and came to a mutual understanding before they advanced.

Those unfamiliar presences continued to follow them like shadows.

After reaching the ruins, Bai Luochu was the first to speak, “This is the location of the ruins.”

Pei Rumo looked at the ruins ahead and couldn’t understand the reason behind so many people’s attention. What in the world is so interesting about it that so many people are attracted to?

The place was run down and in Pei Rumo’s opinion, it was just a bunch of rock and sand. The pillars and walls were filled with cobwebs and the dust was so thick that it could form a blanket. If there was anything that could be considered palace-like, it would be the broken glazed tiles. Even the sculptings on the pillars had special patterns. It was evident that when this place was constructed, plenty of effort was put in. The only unknown was the reason behind its destruction.

“Did you enter to scout the place yet?” Pei Rumo turned around and asked Bai Luochu with an expectant expression. It seemed like he was hoping for Bai Luochu to give him a confirmation.

But Bai Luochu was destined to disappoint him, “Didn’t I already mention to Your First Highness that I didn’t get to examine the place because of all the people staring at me in the dark?”

Pei Rumo might be a little disappointed but he didn’t express it. He then asked Bai Luochu again, “Are we going to enter and scout the place?”

Bai Luochu shook her head and rejected Pei Rumo’s suggestion. When she saw the expression of disbelief on his face, she explained, “We still don’t know the situation in the Desolate Region. Since this place is within the range of our campaign, it will naturally be a place of contest. In my opinion, we should scout the vicinity in order to make preparations in advance.”

Pei Rumo felt that Bai Luochu was making sense, hence, he didn’t refuse and immediately turned his horse back and headed to the area around the ruins.

“Why are we here? I came here in the past and there was nothing. Did something appear after I left?” Pei Rumo didn’t understand the reason behind Bai Luochu’s interest in the area around the ruins. After all, he had already scouted the places in the past. He was a swift and decisive person who didn’t like to waste time on doing things he had done before.

Bai Luochu revealed a mysterious smile and said to Pei Rumo, “Your First Highness must not be impatient. If you are impatient, the fish that is going to take the bait will be scared off.”

Pei Rumo still didn’t understand what she meant but went along with it anyway. After interacting with Bai Luochu for such a long time, he was clear that she had great foresight. He might even be able to learn a thing or two from her.

Bai Luochu didn’t idle around the entire day. She quickly made her way around the ruins while doing some random actions.

There were times she would pull out some weeds from the ground and would even dig up the soil occasionally. She would also make markings on her map from time to time. In the eyes of others, it looked like she was doing some serious investigation. As for Bai Luochu and Pei Rumo, they both knew that she was merely messing about.

Seeing that it was getting late, Bai Luochu stood up, dusted her hands and swept the dust off her body before replying, “Let’s return to the inn.” Bai Luochu finished speaking and mounted the horse, leaving Pei Rumo behind.

Pei Rumo was rather puzzled and a little annoyed with her actions. However, he chose to trust her and he followed behind Bai Luochu as they went back to the inn.

In the dark, a pair of eyes was silently staring at the two of them. Once they were far enough, the individual finally revealed himself and stood still for a moment before vanishing.

Back at the inn, Qin Feng had already prepared the hot water and when he saw Bai Luochu returning, he quickly welcomed her, “Divine Physician Bai, I have already prepared the hot water. Just inform me and I will deliver it to your room.”

Bai Luochu nodded and instructed, “Deliver the hot water 15 minutes later.” After finishing her instructions, she returned to her room.

Pei Rumo followed closely behind and eventually arrived at the entrance of her room. Bai Luochu stopped at the entrance and looked at the hesitant Pei Rumo. She found it a little funny and asked, “Doesn’t Your First Highness have anything to ask me?”

Pei Rumo heard Bai Luochu’s question and helplessly shook his head while laughing, “I am truly unable to hide anything from you. My head is filled with questions.”

Bai Luochu didn’t say a word and she folded her arms. Tilting her head towards the sky, she stood there with an attitude that said, ‘Ask whatever you want’.

Pei Rumo didn’t reserve himself and questions soon flowed out of his mouth, “I am slow-witted and fail to see the reason behind Divine Physician Bai’s actions.”

Bai Luochu revealed a smile and asked Pei Rumo in return, “Does Your First Highness remember what I said today?”

Pei Rumo paused for a moment and spoke with uncertainty, “You said something about luring a fish?”

Bai Luochu nodded and continued to explain, “That is my objective. Your First Highness simply has to wait. After all that we did today, the other factions will definitely feel a sense of danger. Those who don’t wish to confront us will avoid us for the time being and those who want to negotiate a deal with us will slowly start to appear. Just wait for it. Our bait should be irresistible and someone will definitely take it.”

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