Chapter 408: A Competitor has Arrived

Bai Luochu initially wanted to test Pei Qingfeng’s patience and make him leave. But unexpectedly, Pei Qingfeng sat there quietly and looked at her instead. 

Bai Luochu was unable to endure the silence any longer and said, “Enough, enough, enough. Let’s go back inside.” Bai Luochu turned around and walked towards her room.

Pei Qingfeng quickly followed behind her, afraid that she would fall down while walking. 

By the time Pei Rumo entered the courtyard, he saw Bai Luochu returning to her room with Pei Qingfeng following closely behind.

Even though they weren’t hugging each other, Pei Rumo felt a sense of irritation deep in his heart. He quickly walked forward to insert himself between them before saying, “Luo Chu, let me send you back to your room.”

Pei Qingfeng almost threw Pei Rumo out when he appeared but he managed to swallow his indignation when he thought about how she would be unhappy if the two of them fought with each other again. “Pei Rumo, Luoluo has already agreed to let me take care of her. You should trust me and return to your room...” Pei Qingfeng said as he stopped Pei Rumo from following them. 

Of course, Pei Rumo didn’t expect Bai Luochu to agree with Pei Qingfeng so easily and he immediately revealed a doubtful expression, “Luo Chu, did you really agree to let him take care of you? Did he threaten you or something?!” But before she could reply, Pei Qingfeng answered in her stead.

“Hey, what are you talking about? How can I possibly threaten Luoluo? Even if you’re not clear about my personality, you should be familiar with Luo Chu’s temper. If she doesn’t want to do something, no one can force her to do it!”

Pei Rumo remained in denial and continued, “I would like to hear the answer from Luo Chu. You can keep quiet now.”

When Bai Luochu saw the two princes quarrelling again, she started to feel her head throb. “Shut up and listen to my explanation!”

After the words left her mouth, the two of them recalled that she was standing beside them. It would be a whole lot worse if she had thrown them both out and they quickly fell silent.

Pei Rumo replied, “Of course we’ll listen to you. Did we annoy you by speaking too loudly to each other?”

After thinking for a little, Bai Luochu muttered, “I’m touched by Your First Highness’ care during the past few days. I feel quite embarrassed for causing so much inconvenience. As the Commander in Chief of the army, I am sure you are an extremely busy individual and have lots of things to take care of. I don’t think it’s feasible for you to stay here to take care of me. It’s better to allow Pei Qingfeng to take care of me so that you can free up some time to deal with the soldiers.”

“Is this the reason you are going to give me?” Pei Rumo's eyes were obscure and it concealed his thoughts. It was evident he was trying to hide his heartbroken feelings.

Bai Luochu clearly missed it and she gave him a simple reply, “That’s right. Are you unhappy with my decision? I put a lot of thought into it and I’m only thinking for you.”

Bai Luochu evidently didn’t want to yield and Pei Rumo could only compromise, “There’s indeed no reason for me to reject this. I shall do as Divine Physician Bai wishes. If Pei Qingfeng neglects you in any way, you can look for me.”

After Pei Rumo was done, he didn’t give Bai Luochu a chance to reply before he left.

Bai Luochu opened her mouth, but the words that she wanted to say didn’t come out. Only after a short while did she finally tell Pei Qingfeng, “Let’s go back.”

Pei Qingfeng hurriedly followed behind, afraid that he would lose his “job” due to his inattentiveness. 

Bai Luochu’s had indeed made her decision after much consideration. After all, as a general, Pei Rumo couldn’t possibly worry about her the whole time. Furthermore, they were sent on this expedition to conquer the ruins in the Desolate Region. If Pei Rumo did nothing but care about her all day, he would be too irresponsible as the Commander in Chief of the Cloud Water Nation’s army.

When she thought up to this point, Bai Luochu nodded her head subtly. In her past life, all she wanted was a pure relationship with the man she loved the most. Lu Wenshu appeared in her life and made it a living hell, but just as she decided to detach herself from her feelings, so many suitors showed up. All of them were great guys and she was afraid of hurting their feelings. She was ignorant when it came to relationships and she was afraid they would suffer from a terrible heartbreak if they were to approach her. She acted stupid and pretended as though she couldn’t notice their feelings. At the same time, her heart was in a turmoil.

She helplessly sighed, “Is the heavens messing with me?” 

Pei Qingfeng heard it unintentionally and asked, “What about the heavens messing with you? Luoluo, what are you saying?”

Bai Luochu didn’t realise she wasn’t alone until Pei Qingfeng spoke up. She hastily tried to explain herself, “It’s nothing! I’m just talking to myself. If there’s nothing else, you can go rest now, don’t stay here any longer.” After she finished speaking, she chased Pei Qingfeng away. 

Even though he was a little unwilling, he still left in the end. Before he left, he didn’t forget to mutter softly, “Where did your conscience go...” 

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