Pei Qingfeng was unhappy initially when he heard that Bai Luochu wanted to lay out the rules for him. However, after thinking about it for a bit, he felt that it wasn’t too bad if it meant that he could take care of her everyday. So what if there were some rules? As long as the annoying Pei Rumo wasn’t around, he didn’t mind it.
Pei Qingfeng agreed, “Good, state your rules. I promise to follow them.”
Bai Luochu thought that Pei Qingfeng would back off, but who would have thought that he would agree to it. Left with no choice, Bai Luochu could only put out some harsh rules to make things difficult for him. “Firstly, I don’t like other people touching me. You should only stand beside me when taking care of me. You are only allowed to touch me when I am about to fall. Otherwise, you are not to touch me.”
“Next, you can’t move anything in the room. After His First Highness’ meticulous arrangements, it wouldn’t be good for you to waste his efforts. You can do whatever you want outside my room without taking a single step in. Unless I call for help, you are not allowed to enter my room.”
“Finally, you have to return to your room immediately after dinner. I have a maid beside me who can take care of me so you do not need to be worried about me. After all, we are of different genders and we shouldn’t behave too intimately. If you agree with all my rules, you can stay. Otherwise, please return to where you came from. I hope you can understand that I have many things I need to worry about now that I can’t see.”
Pei Qingfeng nodded his head and suddenly recalled that she wasn’t able to see. He quickly opened his mouth to reassure her, “Don’t worry about it. I will follow your rules to the letter. Trust that I will take care of you and you don’t need to worry about anything other than eating and sleeping. Even if you wish to lie on your bed the entire day, I am more than willing to personally feed you breakfast, lunch, and dinner.”Pei Qingfeng smiled foolishly as he explained.
Bai Luochu was struck speechless. However, she knew that it was too late to refuse Pei Qingfeng as she had already stated her conditions very clearly a moment ago.
Pei Qingfeng was overjoyed when Bai Luochu nodded. He could finally ignore Pei Rumo’s smug expression when he bragged about how he took care of Bai Luochu since the incident. Pei Qingfeng felt that his decision to leave the capital city secretly to take care of her in the Desolate Region was a stroke of genius. “Do you need me to do anything for you right now?”
In order to make sure that Pei Qingfeng didn’t try to push his luck, Bai Luochu quickly poured a bucket of cold water over him.
“There’s nothing much to do here. I’m merely enjoying some quiet time in the sun after being cooped up in my room for the past few days. I will let you know when I’m done. Just remain quiet if you want to stay here.”
Pei Qingfeng replied sulkily, “Fine...”
After finding a shady spot, Pei Qingfeng turned his gaze to look at her, only to see a tranquil expression on her face.
On the other hand, Pei Rumo was discussing matters with the team of soldiers that came with them to the central region.
“Your First Highness, we are familiar with the ruins and isn’t it about time for us to take action? Please relay the order to send for the troops at the border region!”
“There’s no need to hurry. There is something strange about the ruins and we need to thoroughly investigate it before bringing in the army. The only people who can deal with the traps inside are cultivators like Divine Physician Bai and myself. Even if all the soldiers were to head over, they won’t be able to help much.” Pei Rumo gave a half-hearted explanation and brushed them off.
All of them knew that Pei Rumo was waiting for Bai Luochu’s eyes to recover before making his next move and they hastily persuaded him, “Your First Highness, we know that Divine Physician Bai lost her vision in the ruins but we can’t delay the mission for his. His Majesty is the one who sent us on this expedition and we won’t be able to shoulder the blame if he questions us. Moreover, now that His Second Highness is here, you can allow him to take care of Divine Physician Bai while we check out the ruins.”
“I think you have oversimplified this matter.” Pei Rumo revealed an annoyed expression and continued, “This matter is not as simple as you think it is. If it were that simple, based on Luo Chu’s ability, she wouldn’t have gone blind. Why did you think I haven’t brought you guys into the ruins yet? Only cultivators who are at a certain level will be able to enter! Do you think that I am oblivious to the fact that delaying the expedition will cause our heads to roll?! Do you think that I am a selfish prince who doesn’t care about the lives of my subordinates?!”
All of them fell to their knees when they realized that they had misunderstood Pei Rumo’s intentions. “This subordinate doesn’t dare!”
“As for why I have yet to inform the soldiers at the border about Divine Physician Bai’s blindness, is because I am trying to avoid damaging the morale of the army. Divine Physician Bai is equivalent to my deputy right now and if someone like her were to fall, everyone would start to panic. We can explain the situation to them after the expedition is over. Right now, you should take the chance to rest up. Let the troops at the border region get used to the terrain before doing anything else. After all, it is always better to have back up when we charge into the frontlines, right?!”
“Your First Highness is wise! We shall take our leave!” After seeing that of them had left, Pei Rumo turned around and walked towards Bai Luochu’s courtyard.Previous Chapter Next Chapter