Bai Luochu creased her eyebrow and asked, “Are you sure you won’t get into trouble by coming here privately? His Majesty has ordered you to receive important guests in the capital. Now that you’ve come over without informing anyone, it’s only a matter of time before you draw other people’s attention. When that happens, His Majesty will lose faith in you.” Even though Bai Luochu was secretly delighted that Pei Qingfeng was concerned for her, she knew that he should have thought his actions through before coming to the Desolate Region. There seemed to be an uncomfortable feeling in her heart as though she overlooked something.
Pei Qingfeng paid no attention to her and explained, “There’s nothing to worry about. I naturally made some arrangements back in the capital before coming. Moreover, if something happens to me, you won’t be held responsible for it, so just relax.”
Pei Qingfeng explained as he mistakenly thought that Bai Luochu was worried about His Majesty blaming her.
“I’m not afraid of His Majesty taking out his anger on me, after all, I’m the only person left in the general’s residence. If he takes his anger out on all my relatives, that would be even better, I can drag them down together with me. However, what about you? How are you going to explain yourself when you get back? Do I look like a coward to you?” Bai Luochu finished speaking and let out a soft laughter, easing up the atmosphere quite a bit.
“Luoluo, then… are you worried about me?” Pei Qingfeng raised his eyebrows and teased her playfully.
Bai Luochu then let out two soft coughs, “Ahem ahem. Why are you being so annoying?!” Bai Luochu said helplessly as she hit the table with frustration.
When Pei Qingfeng saw Bai Luochu acting like this, he decided not to tease her any further and asked instead, “Let’s get back to the main point. When will your eyes be cured? It has already been several days since you were poisoned.”
“A few more days and my eyes should be fully recovered. Don’t worry too much, it’s only a matter of time before it recovers. Furthermore, it’s rare that I finally have the chance to rest, yet you guys are already trying to make me work...”
Pei Qingfeng knew that Bai Luochu didn’t want to talk about the details and he hastily changed the topic.
“Even though you can’t see, it's fine. After all, I came all the way here to take care of you.”
“What are you talking about!” Bai Luochu widened her eyes in shock even though she couldn’t see. She never expected him to explicitly spell it out and Bai Luochu nearly jumped up from her seat like a startled rabbit.
When Pei Qingfeng saw Bai Luochu’s startled expression, he couldn’t help but burst out in laughter, “Hahaha, look at your shocked expression! Are you touched?” Pei Qingfeng teased once again as he felt that Bai Luochu’s current expression was simply too adorable.
Bai Luochu frowned and threatened Pei Qingfeng, “Is Your Second Highness’ memory so bad? You just got chased out by me today and you’re back here again... As the Second Prince of the Cloud Water Nation, your actions reflect the reputation of the nation. Have you thought about the consequences if other people were to find out about your actions?! Your reputation will go down the drain!”
Pei Qingfeng frowned pretentiously and cried out, “Ah, what did I do to deserve this! I rushed here for three days and three nights just to take care of you. Now, you’re chasing me away! Where is your conscience?!”
Bai Luochu hated this about Pei Qingfeng the most. As a prince, she couldn’t understand how he could act like a spoiled child. Bai Luochu then opened her mouth and tried to send him away, “It’s not that I don’t want to, but after the incident with my eyes, my temper became worse. I might start beating people up if you stay near me. I don’t want to accidentally injure you.”
How could Pei Qingfeng be threatened by Bai Luochu so easily? Moreover, he wasn’t a pushover. In a sense, they were the same type of person. If he decided to do something, he wouldn’t give up until he reached his goal.
“Why did you allow Pei Rumo to take care of you? What is the difference between the two of us?” Pei Qingfeng refuted as he obviously wasn’t going to give up just like that. Even though women are the cause of all drama, Bai Luochu felt that Pei Qingfeng and Pei Rumo were enough to act out a play by themselves. She felt a headache coming as she coldly snorted, “That’s different, His First Highness merely stayed in the outer room. He only entered to help me when I fell.”
Pei Qingfeng interrupted her before she could finish her sentence. “Fine! If he can do it, so can I. Moreover, you took care of me when I nearly threw my life away at the Falling Cloud Mountain Range. Now that you’re the patient, it only makes sense if I repay the favor.”
Bai Luochu was at a loss for words. She felt that Pei Qingfeng had already given himself enough reason to take care of her and it wouldn’t matter even if she refused. She eventually accepted it.
“Fine! You’ll take care of me until my eyes recover!” When she felt that Pei Qingfeng was silently laughing beside her, she continued, “But we need to lay down some rules!”
As soon as the words left her mouth, Pei Qingfeng wiped the smile off his face. The atmosphere dipped and Bai Luochu let out a deep sigh as she knew that things would be getting troublesome… He’s definitely going to be like a bird beside me, chirping non-stop...Previous Chapter Next Chapter