Lu Wenshu had finished giving his instructions, but Bai Luochu was still busy dealing with the two troublesome individuals, Pei Qingfeng and Pei Rumo.
"Enough. If there is nothing else, hurry up and return to your room! Both of you are irksome presences here!" Bai Luochu didn’t want to risk Pei Qingfeng finding out more.
Pei Qingfeng and Pei Rumo exchanged looks and felt that Bai Luochu truly didn't wish to see the both of them. Instead of annoying her, it was best if they took their leave.
Bai Luochu had been feeling rather ill at ease after Lu Wenshu left and she had a feeling that he was coming up with another insidious plan after the effects of her Three Day Intoxication wore off. Now that she had chased the two princes away, it was time to prepare herself to deal with Lu Wenshu.
The more she thought about the possibilities, the more she realized that she needed the help of the two princes. She got off her bed and decided to look for them. After all, Lu Wenshu was able to cause such a huge commotion at the ruins in order to draw them both away. If he was really determined, wouldn’t he be able to flip the entire ruins upside down?! Since she had nothing else to do, it was better to make preparations in advance.
Just as Pei Qingfeng and Pei Rumo entered their room, Bai Luochu prepared to look for them once again.
Pei Qingfeng and Pei Rumo were rather sulky after getting chased away. However, they knew that the most important thing they had to do was to settle the problem with the ruins.
"Say, there was originally a huge commotion, but it vanished all of a sudden. I even thought that some treasure was about to emerge..." Pei Qingfeng saw that he had taken a trip in vain, thus, he started to jest around with Pei Rumo.
Pei Rumo rolled his eyes and said, "Do you think treasures born from the world are cabbages you can pick up at the side of the street? Something seems suspicious about this… It’s like someone made the commotion to attract everyone to the ruins…”
After the words left Pei Rumo’s lips, the two of them fell silent. A terrifying thought flashed through their minds at the same time and they stared at each other with a ferocious expression in their eyes.
"Not good!" Pei Qingfeng and Pei Rumo yelled out at the same time and they dashed out of the room.
They finally figured out the uneasy feeling they had in their heart. Even after the huge commotion at the ruins, nothing happened. What else could it be other than a scheme to lure them both away. With how active Lu Wenshu and his sect was in the Desolate Region, he was probably trying to lure them both away before making his move on Bai Luochu!
The smell in her room wasn’t something Pei Qingfeng imagined. There had to be someone there who was threatening her safety!
Increasing their speed to the limit, the two of them practically tore the inn down on their way to her room. They were afraid that any delays would lead to irreversible consequences.
Never in their wildest imagination would they expect to meet Bai Luochu on the way there.
"Why are the two of you running around like a headless chicken? Are you two possessed by ghosts?!" Bai Luochu's brows arched towards the sky and she was obviously confused by their behavior.
Pei Qingfeng didn't pay attention to Bai Luochu's question and immediately stepped forward to pinch her cheeks.
"Huff... you're the real thing. I guess there’s no problem now..." Pei Qingfeng patted his chest and heaved a sigh of relief.
Bai Luochu’s eyes spun around and she became even more suspicious of the two of them. "What do you think you’re doing?! Did the both of you go crazy at the same time?!”
When Pei Rumo saw that Bai Luochu was fine, he definitely wasn’t going to tell her about how they were worried about Lu Wenshu kidnapping her while they were gone. “It’s nothing. We forgot something important we had to discuss with you. We had to make sure we were talking to you and not some imposter…”
Pei Qingfeng quickly nodded at the side. He didn’t want Bai Luochu to laugh at him together with Pei Rumo. After all, she would tease him for a long time about it if she found out about their false assumption.
After Bai Luochu heard Pei Rumo's far-fetched reason, she stared at the two of them and shifted her gaze back and forth between them. When she was satisfied that they weren’t messing with her, she decided to drop the matter. "Let’s head over to your room to talk about the incident at the ruins." Bai Luochu headed straight towards their room after she spoke. In any case, she didn’t want the two of them to look for Lu Wenshu to stir things up as that would only ruin her plan.
"What happened over at the ruins earlier?"
Pei Qingfeng and Pei Rumo exchanged looks before shaking their heads.
"There was a huge commotion at the beginning but after a short while, nothing else happened. We waited there for several minutes and there was still nothing. It seemed more like an intentional attempt to lure all of us to the ruins…”
After Pei Qingfeng finished, he lowered his head. Pei Rumo copied his actions as they felt a little embarrassed with their random assumption earlier. As the two of them continued to stare at their feet, they failed to notice the uncomfortable expression on Bai Luochu’s face.
Bai Luochu was silently alarmed that the duo were able to associate it with Lu Wenshu’s scheme. She heaved a silent sigh of relief that she decided to look for them as they would definitely notice the abnormality once they entered her room again.
"The commotion at the ruins definitely isn't as simple as we imagine. This might be a huge warning for us. We can only prepare ourselves to deal with anything that might come our way..." She knew that Lu Wenshu was preparing to make his move after their brief meeting the day before..
Pei Rumo nodded in response. "You are right. I am afraid that only cultivators like us will be able to enter the ruins. The soldiers will probably have to wait till the dust settles before they will be able to make their move. Do you have any other opinions on the matter?”
A solemn expression appeared on Pei Qingfeng’s face. “I don’t think it will be smart for us to summon all the soldiers at the border region. In my opinion, they should preserve their strength to strike out at the last moment when our enemies are at their weakest. We’ll kill those turtles who are trying to crawl away!”
Pei Rumo shook his head in despair after Pei Qingfeng voiced out his thoughts. "You are obviously talking about a common strategy… why does it sound so weird?”Previous Chapter Next Chapter