“You’re right, now that the First Prince and Pei Qingfeng are here, even if Lu Wenshu wanted to make any moves, he won’t have the opportunity to do so.” Bai Luochu looked down and said while tapping the table rhythmically as she reveled in her thoughts.
After following Bai Luochu for so long, Ying Lan could be said to have a good understanding of Bai Luochu. Seeing her like this, he was sure that she was thinking about Lu Wenshu. He decided to take his leave as there were still two little ancestors somewhere in the inn. If they were to notice his presence, things might get troublesome.
Just as Ying Lan was about to leave quietly, Bai Luochu called out to him.
“Hold up.” Bai Luochu stood up and walked towards the door. “Before you leave, bring me to the courtyard, I don’t want to spend the rest of my day rotting in this room alone.”
Ying Lan's whole body trembled as he realised that his mistress was still holding a grudge against him. She was actually pushing him into the fire pit. But since she had already spoken, he had no choice but to obey and he braced himself as he supported her to the courtyard.
The instant she sat down, she passed down her instructions. “Don’t be worried about matters here, I'm safe here with Pei Qingfeng and Pei Rumo. Qin Feng is taking good care of the inn as well. I need you to locate Qing He and look for the rest of the disciples from our temple. It it’s possible, investigate the identity of the person who helped the disciples escape from the Three Great Immortal Sects. Remember to be discreet about it. Even if you can’t find out his identity, it will be good to find out some clues about him.”
Ying Lan nodded his head slightly and withdrew himself. “Mistress, if there’s nothing else, I’ll take my leave now.” After Bai Luochu nodded her head, he immediately turned and left by climbing the walls.
Just as Bai Luochu and Ying Lan were discussing matters, the two princes decided to settle down and still the drums. Instead of coming to blows, the two of them decided to play a game of chess instead.
Pei Rumo made his move and said, “I didn’t imagine that the Second Prince will appear so quickly! Did you finish everything you need to do in the imperial capital?!”
Pei Qingfeng’s expression didn’t change as he replied with indifference, “Your First Highness doesn’t need to concern yourself with my matters. Even though there are rumors going around that you’re a flawless prince, it doesn’t mean I’m inferior to you…”
Pei Rumo fell deep into contemplation before placing down another piece. Seeing that Pei Rumo was keeping his silence, Pei Qingfeng kept his mouth closed as he turned his gaze to the chessboard.
Only until the whole board was filled with the chess pieces did the two of them realize that there was no winner and that the game had ended up in a draw.
“Why are you being so impatient? Are you so desperate to separate Luo Chu and I from each other?” After the game ended, what was supposed to be a harmonious atmosphere between the two brothers became ruined by Pei Rumo’s anger. He became increasingly vexed and his body started to tremble as he spoke to Pei Qingfeng.
Pei Qingfeng laughed and replied, “You’re thinking too much into this. Even if you meet her every day, what’s not yours will not be yours in the end. I’ve spent a lot of time with her in the general’s residence… We even spent time together in the same room with only a thin screen separating us. Why do I need to worry?”
Pei Rumo felt that he had been angered to the point where he felt like vomiting blood.
Pei Rumo clenched his teeth and the ball of rage in his stomach ballooned to the point where he almost stopped breathing. If it wasn’t because he didn’t want to disturb Bai Luochu’s rest, he would have already started fighting with Pei Qingfeng.
“Even if it’s just the two of us here, there are definitely ears on the walls. If you want to make a move against me, you should at least give some face to Luo Chu. Even if she is Divine Physician Bai, everybody knows that she is the orphan of the former great general. Pei Qingfeng, aren’t you acting a little too unbridled? You took advantage of Luo Chu’s guilt to reach your goals.”
Unlike Pei Qingfeng, Pei Rumo was the eldest Prince and valued respect and manners. Even though the Cloud Water Nation was slowly opening up to new practices, Pei Rumo had stuck to their traditions.
Initially, Pei Rumo thought that Pei Qingfeng would start a verbal war with him, but surprisingly, Pei Qingfeng completely ignored him as he kept his gaze on the chessboard. After a long time, Pei Qingfeng finally spoke, “You’re right, I am really at fault for this matter.”
Pei Rumo was startled, he didn’t expect Pei Qingfeng to agree with him. Knowing his second brother’s personality, he would rather die than admit his shameless behavior. What is going on? Why is he agreeing with me on this? Is this a trap?
Pei Qingfeng raised his head and when he saw the complex emotion of his older brother’s face, he instantly understood Pei Rumo’s confusion. “You must be surprised that I didn’t disagree with you.” Pei Qingfeng asked as he removed the chess pieces from the chessboard.
“I failed to consider this issue thoroughly. Especially when it comes to Luoluo… Taking a step back, she might not even choose me as her husband. It seems like I am being too rash…”
Seeing the proud Pei Qingfeng doubt himself, Pei Rumo mocked his second brother in his heart. However, he knew that Pei Qingfeng was right. Bai Luochu wasn’t someone they could see through as they wished
“What I do know, is that you’re very affectionate when it comes to her. You’re even willing to stop quarreling with me for her sake...” It was at this moment that Pei Rumo realized that there was someone suffering the same fate as him.Previous Chapter Next Chapter