"I would, but recently, His Second Highness sent me a message saying that if there is any information from the Desolate Region, I am to inform him immediately. I have just received an urgent report from the Desolate Region and I just delivered it to His Majesty. After hearing the contents of the urgent report, I sent out the reply message from His Majesty and hurried over here to inform His Second Highness." The messenger was obviously Pei Qingfeng’s hidden messenger. This was the first time he arrived before the stipulated date to make a report and he aroused the suspicion of the guard commander.
When the guard commander heard that the report was regarding the Desolate Region, he left in a hurry. "Wait here, I will inform Master." He then ran straight for the reception pavilion where Pei Qingfeng was having his lunch.
"Master." The guard called out to Pei Qingfeng first and didn't speak directly as Ling Xian'er was still around. He then leaned towards Pei Qingfeng's ear and whispered, "Our informant at the relay station is here. He said that he had just received an urgent report from the Desolate Region. Right now, he is looking for you to deliver his report. I am worried that something might have happened to Young Lady Luo Chu, hence, I rushed over to inform you."
"What are you waiting for? Hurry up and invite him to the study room." When Pei Qingfeng heard the words 'Luo Chu', he disregarded everything and left Ling Xian'er behind. He left straight for the study room.
"Big Brother Qingfeng, what is going on? We are in the midst of a meal, why are you leaving?" Ling Xian'er naturally didn't know what was on Pei Qingfeng’s mind.
Pei Qingfeng didn't have time to explain and left a message drifting in the wind as he rushed off, "Just eat your meal peacefully, I have something to deal with ."
“Huh?!?!” Ling Xian'er muttered. Even though she didn’t understand why Pei Qingfeng ran off so quickly, she could feel that it had something to do with Bai Luochu. She lamented in her heart. What is love? It makes death a beauty, as long as you are with me.
She then lowered her head again to eat her lunch happily. It doesn't involve me anyway. If Pei Qingfeng really needs me, he will naturally come and look for me, right?
"Hurry up and speak, what is going on?" When Pei Qingfeng entered the study room, he immediately started to question the messenger.
"Your Second Highness, when I received the urgent report from the Desolate Region today, I wanted to inform Your Second Highness first. But His First Highness placed a seal on the urgent report. I had no choice but to deliver the report to His Majesty, otherwise, I will definitely lose my head. The urgent report states that... Divine Physician Bai's eyes had been affected by poison mist and she is now blind." The messenger immediately got the point.
"WHAT?!" Pei Qingfeng was extremely anxious when he heard that Bai Luochu was injured. Bai Luochu turning blind wasn't a small matter and if something really happened to her, he wouldn’t be able to cry even if he wanted to. The conditions in the Desolate Region were truly harsh and he didn't know how Bai Luochu was getting by.
"What else does the urgent report say?" Pei Qingfeng suppressed his anxiety as he asked again. He was almost unable to hold himself back and hoped he could grow a pair of wings to fly straight to the Desolate Region and bring Bai Luochu back.
"I do not know the other contents of the letter. The urgent report has been kept by His Majesty. From what His Majesty says, it seems like Divine Physician Bai’s eyes will heal after several days. His First Highness sent the urgent report to ask if he could delay the mission for a few days to wait for Divine Physician Bai’s eyes to recover.”
"What did Emperor Father say?!" Pei Qingfeng's body leaned forward a little and started to grab at the messenger's arm. If the messenger didn't give Pei Qingfeng a reasonable answer, he might just be flung out by Pei Qingfeng.
The messenger was obviously a little afraid of Pei Qingfeng's current behavior. He trembled as he replied, "His Majesty naturally agreed..."
"Heh, seems like they are finally doing something a human should do. Alright, you have reported the information in a timely fashion. Go and redeem a reward." Pei Qingfeng then headed out of the study room and walked towards the reception pavilion. Pei Qingfeng thought about how he should go about arranging the matters in the Second Prince’s residence.
"Commander, is Divine Physician Bai so important to His Second Highness? It is truly unbelievable that His Second Highness is so concerned for a lady. He is usually so composed..." The messenger probed with a question.
"Do not ask things that you are not supposed to ask. You just need to go and redeem your reward. The more you say, the more errors you will make."
The guard commander brought the messenger to redeem his reward before heading back to the reception pavilion.
"Xian'er, I cannot attend the dinner tomorrow." When Pei Qingfeng returned to the reception pavilion, he immediately informed Ling Xian'er who was still eating her lunch. From his tone, it was clear that there was no room for negotiation.
Ling Xian'er nearly choked on the food in her mouth as she knew that she would be in for a scolding if she failed to accomplish Honored Tian Yun’s instructions. When Ling Xian'er recalled the Honored Sir's garrulous expression, she immediately shivered and asked with reluctance, "Big Brother Qingfeng, can I ask for the reason?"
Pei Qingfeng didn't have the intention to conceal the reason from Ling Xian'er. He immediately replied, "Something happened to Luo Chu in the Desolate Region. I need to go and take care of her."
Ling Xian'er immediately understood. According to Ling Xian’er, taking care of the love of his life was a good enough reason. She could obviously see the feelings Pei Qingfeng had for Bai Luochu. Pei Qingfeng who originally waited for his arranged fate quietly was no longer willing to lower his head. Let alone something happening to Bai Luochu in the Desolate Region, if Bai Luochu was to knock against the wall or if she slipped and fell on the ground,Pei Qingfeng would simply tear down the wall or order people to smoothen the ground.
Putting herself in Pei Qingfeng's shoes, if someone she fancied was to encounter some mishaps in the Desolate Region, she probably wouldn't have the appetite to eat anymore.
"How are her injuries? Are they serious?" Ling Xian'er felt that this wasn't the moment to continue eating as she showed her concern for Bai Luochu.
"I have no idea. All I know is that she is temporarily blind." Pei Qingfeng gave his explanation and turned around. He was preparing to pack his belongings to depart for the Desolate Region but he didn't think that his personal guard would stop him.Previous Chapter Next Chapter