"Your Second Highness, you cannot go." The personal guard stood in front of Pei Qingfeng and stretched his hands out. He obviously wasn't going to allow Pei Qingfeng to go.
"You better give me a reasonable explanation or I will send you to the punishment hall." Pei Qingfeng would never expect that his personal guard would be the one to ruin his plan. He was so enraged that he almost sent his most loyal guard flying.
Ling Xian'er watched from the side and knew that Pei Qingfeng wasn't acting rationally and immediately persuaded, "Big Brother Qingfeng, don't be so anxious. Let's see what explanation he is going to offer. He has served you for a long time and even if he really infuriated you, you still need to be lenient."
"Master, no matter how you punish me today, I will not let you take a step out of the residence." The personal guard didn't take even half a step back after Pei Qingfeng’s threat. He stood his ground and stopped Pei Qingfeng from going any further.
"Your Second Highness, if this was a normal trip to the Falling Cloud Mountain Range, you may go as you please. However, the Desolate Region is different. That is a battlefield set by His Majesty. You should know that if you secretly enter a battlefield, you will be committing a huge crime. Even if you are the Second Prince, you might be thrown into prison! If we take a step back and say that you will not be caught, how will you explain yourself to Honored Tian Yun?" The personal guard spoke of all the concerns in his heart.
"I know what I have to do." Pei Qingfeng pushed his personal guard aside and prepared to venture out.
"Your Second Highness, the most important thing right now is to remain calm!"
Pei Qingfeng turned around in response and grabbed his personal guard by the collar. “How am I supposed to stay calm?! The person I love is blind right now! She is trapped in the Desolate Region and there is no one there to take care of her! I am leaving right now and no one will be able to stop me!”
Ling Xian'er didn't want to let the situation deteriorate and she quickly said, "Big Brother Qingfeng, I have an idea. Wait for a moment and listen to what I have to say, okay?"
When Pei Qingfeng saw that someone was finally standing on his side, he immediately replied, "Fine, I will listen to you."
When Ling Xian'er saw that Pei Qingfeng was starting to calm down, she hurriedly stated her plan as she was afraid he would run off before she done speaking, "Big Brother Qingfeng is extremely strong and it won’t be a problem to venture to the Desolate Region alone. However, we are worried for you as no preparations have been made yet. Now that I think about it, there are a few points we need to take note of.”
"Firstly, I will take care of Honored Tian Yun. If he asks, I will hide it as long as I can. Moreover, by the time he finds out, you will be too far away from the capital city for him to chase you down. We only need to worry about Young Lady Luo Chu. If the day really comes when Honored Tian Yun finds out about Young Lady Luo Chu. I will stand on your side and protect her with my life. Honored Tian Yun won’t be able to do anything to her.”
"Secondly, we need to solve the issue of your identity. As an imperial prince, you cannot join a battlefield as you wish. However, this won’t be a problem as you are usually absent from the imperial court assemblies. No one will notice your disappearance and if guests were to visit you, you can simply send them away by saying that you are sick. We only need someone who can pretend to be the ‘sick Pei Qingfeng’.”
"Even if we can feign sickness, we will not be able to deceive the imperial physician..." The personal guard spoke of the flaw in the plan.
Ling Xian'er laughed as she took out a medicine bottle, "Just use this and no one will be able to tell the difference. Whenever I don't wish to go on a night hunt, I will use this. Turns out that this thing is pretty useful.”
Ling Xian'er finished speaking and handed the medicine to the personal guard and said, "You ought to be the person that understands Big Brother Qingfeng the most. Since that is the case, you will pretend to be Big Brother Qingfeng." Ling Xian'er then took out two pieces of human skin mask and handed it to the duo. "Now everything is perfect."
"Alright. I will wear the human skin mask and immediately depart. I never thought that your inappropriate toys would come in so useful when I needed it the most." Pei Qingfeng noticed that all the problems he was facing had been perfectly solved by Ling Xian'er.
"Do not look down on my inappropriate items! I shall take my leave first. I will try my best to keep Honored Tian Yun in the dark. If I don’t succeed, you can’t blame me." Ling Xian'er prepared to leave after arranging everything. However, she didn’t forget to leave a route of retreat for herself. In case anything happened to Bai Luochu, Pei Qingfeng wouldn’t be able to blame her.
"Don’t worry about it. I won’t bite the hand that helps me. Go back and think about how to keep this matter a secret from Honored Tian Yun. I still need to pack up some items before going to the Desolate Region." Pei Qingfeng immediately headed for his room and left Ling Xian'er and his personal guard behind in the reception pavilion to look at each other in dismay.
"Young Lady Xian'er, why are you helping His Second Highness? You need to know that if something really happens, none of us will be able to answer to His Majesty!" The personal guard blamed Ling Xian’er.
Ling Xian'er completely ignored the guard’s concerns. "I am helping myself by helping Big Brother Qingfeng. Anyway, as long as Honored Tian Yun is in the capital city, your Master won’t be in any danger. You just need to relax and pretend to be Big Brother Qingfeng.”
Ling Xian'er turned around and left after explaining. The personal guard knew his job and he also understood that he wasn’t in a position to refuse the two little ancestors’ plan. He prepared a horse for Pei Qingfeng and quietly waited at the back door.
"Aren’t you thinking of stopping me? Why are you helping me?" Pei Qingfeng became angry when he saw his personal guard again. He never thought that his loyal guard would try to obstruct him from going to the Desolate Region.
"Since Your Second Highness has already made the decision, what else can I say? This is a long journey, please take care of yourself. I will stay in the capital city and pretend to be you.”
"Thank you for the trouble." Pei Qingfeng didn't say much and patted his subordinate's shoulder. He jumped on the horse and charged towards the Desolate Region.Previous Chapter Next Chapter