When Qin Feng saw that his Mistress was in Pei Rumo’s arms when he rushed back to the inn, he was stunned. He ran up to Pei Rumo and asked, “What’s all this about? Wasn’t she fine with you left in the morning?! What happened to the both of you?!”
Pei Rumo glanced at Qin Feng and didn’t bother explaining himself. He barked out an order, “Hurry up and open the door to her room! What are you waiting for?!”
Qin Feng knew that something was up and he felt that time was slipping away. The more he delayed, the worse the situation would become. He ran towards Bai Luochu’s room and shoved the door open. When Pei Rumo entered the room with Bai Luochu and settled down, he could no longer hold his curiosity in. He went up to Pei Rumo and asked, “What is going on?!”
Pei Rumo’s eyes never left Bai Luochu and his heart was filled with concern for her. Without thinking too much about Qin Feng’s attitude, he hastily replied, “There was a hidden mechanism in the ruins and the poison mist entered her eyes. Her vision is affected right now and she won’t be able to see properly. I have something I need to do right now and you must find someone to take care of her. If a single strand of her hair is missing when I get back, I’ll hold you responsible.”
The moment the words left his mouth, Pei Rumo stepped towards the entrance. He wanted to look for the Ghost Doctor whom he knew nothing about. After all, Pei Rumo heard of his existence after coming to the Desolate Region and felt that as long as he found the Ghost Doctor, he would be able to save Bai Luochu.
“Pei Rumo, stop right there!” Hearing that Pei Rumo was about to leave, Bai Luochu fumbled and got out of bed. She stepped Pei Rumo in his tracks.
Seeing that she had gotten off the bed, Pei Rumo hastily ran to her side. After wrapping his arms around her shoulders, he said, “Why are you moving about? You should be resting right now. What if you fall?!”
“You don’t have to look for the Ghost Doctor. My reactions were quick and I managed to close my eyes after a tiny bit of the poison entered my body. I am extremely clear about the condition of my body and the small amount of poison won’t be able to harm me. I will be fine after seven days of rest.” Bai Luochu reassured Pei Rumo in case he did something stupid.
“Are you speaking the truth?!” Pei Rumo wasn’t fully convinced. After all, one wouldn’t be able to sit still when the woman they loved was harmed. He was afraid that Bai Luochu was stopping him as she didn’t want him to endanger himself.
“Aren’t you clear about my medical skills? I’m the best in the world when it comes to poison. Moreover, there is something odd about this poison and normal physicians wouldn’t be able to
neutralize it. Let’s take a short break while I recover. The most important thing right now is to report the situation in the ruins.” Bai Luochu felt somewhat helpless as she knew that Pei Rumo wasn’t someone who could watch her suffer and not do anything about it. She could only try to divert his attention by making him do something else.
Pei Rumo nodded and said, “Alright, I promise you. However, you need to give me your word that you will not try to do anything foolish during this period of time. That means taking a good rest, do you understand?”
Bai Luochu helplessly nodded her head. “Fine, fine, hurry up and leave.”
When Bai Luochu could no longer feel Pei Rumo’s presence, she started to speak to Qin Feng, “Qin Feng, does Ying Lan know about my condition?”
“I had already sent a report to Commander Ying but he seems to be held up by something.” Qin Feng replied honestly.
Bai Luochu sighed. A guess appeared in her head and it seemed as though she knew what Ying Lan was doing. If she wasn’t mistaken, Ying Lan should be trying to buy a servant girl to take care of Bai Luochu.
Bai Luochu’s guess was spot on. Ying Lan brought along someone when he came back and she was able to sense the presence of a stranger.
“Mistress, even though I know that the poison didn’t affect you much, I couldn’t sit by and do nothing. I brought along a servant girl to help you out with your daily activities.”
He never expected Bai Luochu to reject his goodwill. “I have no need for a servant girl. Send her back.”
“Why?! Mistress, you are currently injured and someone needs to take care of you. What if something happens to you? This subordinate won’t be able to explain himself to the other members of the palace if anything untowards happens to Mistress.”
“It’s just seven days! I’ll be fine after seven days. Why are you making a mountain out of a molehill?” Bai Luochu was already feeling angsty as her temporary blindness was holding up the mission. Now that Ying Lan was nagging at her like an old grandmother, she became really annoyed. She raised her voice and screamed at him.
Bai Luochu never yelled at her subordinates in both her lives. Now that Ying Lan was facing her wrath for the first time, he felt wronged. “Mistress, I was just concerned for you… If you have no need for her, just chase her away.” When he was done, he left the servant girl with her before leaving in a huff.
Bai Luochu knew that she spoke too harshly but she didn’t want to back down.
As for Qin Feng, he was left in an extremely awkward situation. With the Palace Master and the true leader of the palace quarreling in front of him, he didn’t know who to speak up for. In the end, he prepared to chase Ying Lan down.
“Qin Feng, bring Ying Lan back here. Tell him that I have something to say to him.” Bai Luochu knew that she was at fault and she should apologize to Ying Lan. Now that her vision was impaired, she could only ask Qin Feng to do her a favor.
When Ying Lan came back, he greeted begrudgingly, “Mistress.”
Bai Luochu remained silent for a moment before finally speaking up, “Ying Lan, I know that you are concerned for me. However, I do not like to be waited upon. If you are really insistent on leaving her here, we’ll both take a step back. I’ll call for her when I need help but I do not wish for her to stay together with me.”
Ying Lan knew that this was already the furthest he could get Bai Luochu to compromise and he agreed. “This subordinate understands.”
Bai Luochu heaved a sigh of relief. The matter with the servant girl was finally settled.
“Then again, what happened to you? Why did you lose your sight all of a sudden? Even though the atmosphere between them was a little stale, Ying Lan was still extremely concerned about Bai Luochu. Now that the tension was gone, he became worried about his mistress’ condition.
“There were too many mechanisms in the ruins. I thought we had broken through all of them when reality proved me wrong. I triggered the final one when dealing with the restriction on a door with a strange eight trigrams figure. The poison mist sprayed out when I was solving the last part of the restriction and I reacted quickly. Otherwise, seven days won’t be enough for me to recover.” Bai Luochu summarised the situation for Ying Lan.
“Why is the First Prince fine?” Ying Lan was feeling indignant. Why is Mistress the one injured? Pei Rumo is sitting there without the slightest injury as if the campaign isn’t related to him!
Bai Luochu’s expression turned ugly after hearing Ying Lan’s question. It seemed as though the hatred between Ying Lan and Pei Rumo wouldn’t be easily solved...Previous Chapter Next Chapter