“May Your First Highness please wait outside... I’ll look for you after freshening up.” Bai Luochu knew that the matter about her recovery was a pressing one and she immediately started to ready herself for the day.
He knew that it was somewhat inconvenient for him to remain in her room and he said, “You don’t have to rush. I brought him to the courtyard and you can look for us once you are done.”
Even though she received Pei Rumo’s reassurance, Bai Luochu’s speed didn’t decrease in the slightest. The matter with the soldiers wasn’t a small one and if she went late, she didn’t know what might happen.
In just a short while, Bai Luochu left her room and immediately ran into the commander. “Why are you here?!” Bai Luochu asked in shock.
When he heard her question, the commander knew that the anonymous note was fake. She was obviously able to see him, how could she be blind?
“Were you the one who said that I went blind?” Bai Luochu mused and she stared at him with her eyes shining brighter than stars. It was obvious that she wasn’t blind.
“This… We are at fault for believing random rumors! Luckily for us, we didn’t notify the soldiers under us. It would be an unpardonable crime if we affected the morale of the army…” After he spoke, the commander seemed to shake his head in embarrassment.
Bai Luochu didn’t bother with him. Instead, she turned to look at Pei Rumo. As though he realized her intentions, he spoke up. “Alright. You don’t need to explain further. If this news were to start spreading, our Cloud Water Nation is going to turn into a world-class joke.”
“Yes yes yes. This subordinate understands. I will never act so rashly again in the future.” Hearing that Pei Rumo wasn’t going to punish him, he quickly got ready to return.
Looking into each other’s eyes, Pei Rumo and Bai Luochu sighed with relief. However, their relief didn’t last for long.
“Luoluo, why are you awake so early? What do you feel like eating for lunch?” Just as the commander was about to leave, he ran into Pei Qingfeng. How would Pei Qingfeng recognize a random commander in Pei Rumo’s army? He ignored the unfamiliar face before him and entered Bai Luochu’s courtyard without a second thought. As for the commander, how could he fail to recognize the Second Prince?!
“Your Second Highness?! Why are you here?!” Unable to conceal his shock, the commander yelled.
Looking into each other’s eyes again, Pei Rumo and Bai Luochu saw the despair the other party felt. Sh*t… Now we are screwed. We won’t be able to hide the truth anymore. This Pei Qingfeng couldn’t have chosen a better time to appear…
“Who are you? How do you know my identity?” Pei Qingfeng shifted his gaze to look at the commander who yelled out his title. After all, not many people knew of his identity as the Cloud Water Nation’s Second Prince.
“Replying to Your Second Highness, this subordinate is a commander in His First Highness’ army. Today, I came over to verify a matter. I never expected to be able to accomplish my task so quickly.” The commander’s respectful appearance didn’t leave his face, but he stared at Pei Qingfeng’s face without blinking, causing Pei Qingfeng to feel a little uncomfortable.
“If you’re here to confirm something, just do it with Pei Rumo. Why are you staring at me?! Are you crazy?” Pei Qingfeng ignored the soldier and continued walking towards Bai Luochu. He couldn’t be bothered with anything else but her. However, he never expected the soldier to pour a bucket of cold water over him.
“Does Your Second Highness know that the Desolate Region is a battlefield set by His Majesty? Sneaking into the battlefield without His Majesty’s permission will land you a death sentence.”
Pei Qingfeng was stunned. The smile on his face faded and he appeared before the commander in a flash. “Oh? What rights do you have to criticize me? You dare to sentence me to a crime the moment you see me? You’re a commander because your Master thinks highly of you. That doesn’t mean that you can shoot your mouth off in front of me! If anyone is to pin a crime on my head, your Master should be the one to do so!”
In that instant, Bai Luochu realized that the man who was always messing about and acting like a child in front of her was still the Second Prince of the Cloud Water Nation. If someone really pissed him off, he wasn’t going to take it lying down. However, the only thing she took away from their conversation was Pei Qingfeng’s crime for sneaking onto the battlefield. Isn’t the death sentence a little heavy?
“Since His Second Highness has admitted to it, will Your First Highness please decide on his punishment?” The commander wasn’t fazed in the slightest as he turned to Pei Rumo.
Pei Qingfeng wasn’t afraid in the slightest as to what Pei Rumo would do to him.
After thinking about it for a moment, Pei Rumo turned to Bai Luochu. He could see a hint of worry in her eyes as she looked at Pei Qingfeng. A sense of realization struck him. I really can’t bear to see her scowl…
The outcome was decided before Pei Qingfeng entered the courtyard. Pei Rumo immediately turned to his commander and he said, “You are to keep your mouth shut after returning to the camp. No one is to learn about this matter, even the other commanders. The information recorded on the note is fake. Divine Physician Bai is not blind and my second brother isn’t here at the Desolate Region. Do you understand? Everything is to carry on as per normal.”
The commander was dumbstruck. He asked incredulously, “Your First Highness, why are you doing this? You said that we had to be strict and unbiased in all that we do. Why are you covering for His Second Highness now?!”
“We need to follow the rules, but you need to follow my orders. If you really wish to defy my orders, be prepared to receive military punishment.” Now that Pei Rumo had already decided on something, he could only follow through with his words.
How could Pei Rumo’s subordinate not know that his Master’s orders were not to be defied? He didn’t dare to continue arguing and he hurriedly agreed, “Yes! This subordinate understands. I will tell everyone that the note is fake when I get back.”
“That’s good. You must know that Divine Physician Bai is your benefactor. Saying that she went blind will lower her prestige in the army. The Second Prince has an extremely good relationship with her and if you expose his crimes, she will be extremely disappointed. You can’t let your benefactor down, right?”Previous Chapter Next Chapter