Pei Rumo and Pei Qingfeng were not the only people worried for Bai Luochu. Ying Lan had been busy running about in the Desolate Region and the first thing he did when he came back was to ask Qin Feng, “Is Mistress’ eyes healed?”
Qin Feng knew that he couldn’t lie and he told Ying Lan everything that happened. “Not yet. When you were gone, His First Highness and His Second Highness went to look for Mistress. They wanted to persuade her to consume Lu Wenshu’s antidote but failed to convince her. I don’t know what happened after that and I didn’t dare to ask. It might be better if Commander Ying asks Mistress about it.”
Ying Lan thought about it for a moment before nodding his head, “Did anything happen when I was away?”
Qin Feng racked his brains as he tried to recall the events that happened the past few days. “Nothing much… Other than the two princes nearly coming to blows with each other, nothing really happened. Some soldiers living here tried to make things difficult for His First Highness but he stopped all of them and protected Mistress.”
“Alright. If there is nothing left to do, go and take a break. I’ll look for Mistress in a bit.” Ying Lan turned and walked towards Bai Luochu’s room the moment he was done speaking. Qin Feng followed Ying Lan’s instructions and went back to his room.
Bai Luochu already expected for Ying Lan to question Qin Feng about the events that went down these few days the moment he got back. She knew that he would be looking for her and she patiently waited in her room.
Before she could finish thinking about what she was going to say to Ying Lan, his figure appeared in the room.
“This subordinate greets Mistress. Are you doing well?” Ying Lan asked with concern.
She replied indifferently, “Of course, how can I not be doing well? Hurry up and get up. If you want to ask me anything, go ahead.”
After getting her permission to ask anything he wanted, Ying Lan no longer held back. “Mistress, what in the world happened to your eyes? What if… what if you never recover?” Ying Lan spoke extremely slowly, with a voice slightly louder than a mosquito’s hum. He was afraid he might enrage Bai Luochu by being so direct.
Instead of getting angry, Bai Luochu laughed, “Nonsense! Why are all of you afraid that I will remain blind for the rest of my life? I’m not afraid… Why are all of you so scared for me? Relax. My eyes will heal soon. If you guys panic too much, I might feel a little uncomfortable…”
Ying Lan calmed down after hearing Bai Luochu’s assurance. After all, everything else didn’t matter to him. The only thing he cared about was Bai Luochu’s safety. “Mistress, everything else doesn’t matter as long as you are fine. Leave the rest to me, you don’t need to worry yourself. However, there is one thing I don’t understand…”
“Speak. If I’ll tell you about it as long as I know the answer.” Bai Luochu replied.
“In the past, you would be extremely anxious if your vision was affected. After the antidote arrived, you became extremely calm. Can you tell me the reason you are unwilling to use the antidote to treat your eyes?” After the question left Ying Lan’s mouth, he felt like a giant rock was lifted off his shoulders.
Bai Luochu laughed. “Actually, it’s nothing special. I’m taking this time to enjoy a good rest. I haven’t been able to relax after coming out of the Bestial Battle Arena and this is the best chance for me to take a break. Moreover, the antidote was concocted by Lu Wenshu. Even though it seems harmless, his intentions are unclear. It makes sense not to use the medicine he made.”
“It’s good that Mistress takes a break. I used to feel a little heartbroken when I saw how hard Mistress was working.” After all, Ying Lan was by her side the entire time. Even though he was responsible for many things, he couldn’t deny that Bai Luochu had never really taken a break.
Seeing that there was finally someone who understood her intentions, she felt extremely gratified. Since Ying Lan is here, why don’t I ask him his views on this matter?
“Ying Lan, do you think that there is something suspicious about the ruins?”
“Mistress… do you think that there is something wrong with the ruins?” He knew that something was wrong when Bai Luochu asked him that question.
Instead of saying anything, Bai Luochu nodded her head. Ying Lan quickly organized his thoughts before saying, “There is indeed something fishy about the ruins. There aren’t many things in the Desolate Region that can raise such huge waves. For something like that to appear… I feel that someone is messing about behind the scenes. There might even be someone controlling the ruins…” Ying Lan quickly spoke of his conjecture and he turned to look at Bai Luochu’s response.
The only reply he received was a nod. After a short moment, Bai Luochu started to speak again, “I think so too. It doesn’t make sense that a random ruins will pop up in a place like the Desolate Region.”
A troubled expression appeared on her face once again. When Ying Lan noticed that something was bothering her, he asked again, “Mistress, since you brought it up, do you have a guess in mind?”
“Pretty good. You’re right, I do have a guess in mind. However, I can’t verify it right now. I have no idea how he did something earth-shaking like this…”
Ying Lan seemed to know the person Bai Luochu was thinking of. However, since Bai Luochu didn’t wish to tell him, he wouldn’t ask. If it was really the person he was thinking of, it wouldn’t be too late for him to make a move after the dust settled.
As for the suspect… He was waiting in his room for his junior brother to make his report.
The suspect was none other than Lu Wenshu.
He was thinking long and hard in his room about how Bai Luochu was still blind even though he had already delivered the spirit medicine a long time ago. Even the movements around the ruins disappeared.
Before long, his junior came back with a report...Previous Chapter Next Chapter