After reaching this open space, Pei Qingfeng lowered Bai Luochu onto a flat stone for a short break. He stood beside her and said, "Let's rest for a moment. Those people will be busy fighting for quite some time and even if we take a short rest, we will still be ahead of them." Pei Qingfeng was truly exhausted after pushing his movement skills to the maximum. He even had to carry Bai Luochu with him… He could feel that she was trying her best to support herself by circulating whatever spirit qi she had left in her body, but it was still a little too taxing for him.”
Bai Luochu was naturally able to feel that Pei Qingfeng was exhausted after pushing himself to the limit and she apologized in embarrassment, "I am sorry for dragging you down with me. You can rest here for a moment. As for the people behind us, you don’t need to worry about them for the time being. I activated several mechanisms as we were passing through the long passageway and the traps will definitely cause them a huge headache. Even if they charged all the way through without stopping for anything, they will be held back by the traps for quite some time. If they stopped for some treasures… hehehe.”
Bai Luochu laughed casually. Even though she managed to sabotage everyone behind her, she described it as though it wasn’t anything special. How is it possible for those people to be able to resist the temptation of those treasures?! In fact, Bai Luochu’s actions of delaying them had already caused many of them to be buried in the ruins.
Soon enough, Pei Qingfeng noticed something wrong. “Wait a minute. Pei Rumo isn’t here!” Even though Pei Qingfeng never liked his older brother, his opinion of him changed after their interaction in the Desolate Region. If Pei Rumo really dies here… Unacceptable!
Bai Luochu was stunned silly. She almost slapped herself for being too careless. She assumed that Pei Rumo would follow closely behind them and she didn’t factor him into her schemes. Looking at the empty space behind them, guilt welled up in her heart.
Bai Luochu didn't have a choice. A moment later, she tried consoling herself, "I don’t think it’s a problem. SInce Pei Rumo isn’t a greedy person, he should be able to focus on avoiding the traps. He is the First Prince of the Cloud Water Nation after all. He isn’t some pushover… We shouldn’t be too worried for him.”
Pei Qingfeng knew that she was trying to console him as they portrayed a deep brotherly bond with each other in front of her. Despite that, he did feel a little better after Bai Luochu’s consolation. Whether Pei Rumo could turn things around would be all up to luck.
Pei Rumo felt that the heavens were intentionally messing with him today. He almost caught up to Bai Luochu and Pei Qingfeng, but a giant mob had to appear behind him all of a sudden. Moreover, their eyes turned red the moment they saw the treasures, and they rushed over to grab whatever they could. If not for his vigilance, Pei Rumo would have turned into a human porcupine...
All he wanted to do was to catch up with the duo ahead, but he never felt that a game of catch-up would pose such difficulty. Waves after waves of people rushed at him like zombies, as though he was the one who didn't allow them to obtain the treasures. Pei Rumo felt he was like a mute who had eaten bitter goldthread - he could only suffer in silence.
Lu Wenshu wasn’t having a good time either as he suffered the same fate as Pei Rumo.
From the looks of it, Bai Luochu and Pei Qingfeng were the true winners.
"Then again. Your Second Highness is really able to keep your composure. After seeing so many treasures, you didn’t feel the slightest bit tempted. You are truly a person of noble character and unquestionable integrity." Bai Luochu felt that since she was stuck doing nothing, she could try soothing the tense atmosphere in the air. She quickly found something to poke fun at.
Pei Qingfeng raised his brows in response. He didn’t understand why Bai Luochu was making fun of him when she never liked to talk. After failing to think of a reason, Pei Qingfeng no longer bothered about the reason. He might be able to act like a noble and lofty prince in front of others, but he was like a little child before Bai Luochu. He immediately shot back, "Luoluo, that’s not very nice… You were the one who reminded me not to bother about treasures along the way! You are even making fun of me after getting so far…”
Bai Luochu was struck speechless and she knew that it was a mistake to open this can of worms with Pei Qingfeng. She had never been able to outtalk Pei Qingfeng but she was no longer able to find a counter to him. She felt that it was better to just keep her mouth shut around him.
Pei Qingfeng felt it was rather amusing to see a speechless Bai Luochu but he was afraid he would take things too far. "Alright, I am just teasing you. What treasures do I lack in my Second Prince's residence? Those treasures along the way are like dirt to me. If you really regret not grabbing them, I can help you out. Even though I might not be strong enough to kill my way back to obtain those treasures, I am able to transport all the treasures in my residence to yours. How about it? Just take it as my betrothal gift!”
It was exactly as she expected. Pei Qingfeng was someone who didn’t bother about decorum in front of her. "I thank Your Second Highness for your goodwill. However, Your Second Highness should know that I am an out-and-out medicine maniac. If you are really sending betrothal gifts, you should send me a spirit mountain with an unending supply of medicinal ingredients."
Pei Qingfeng almost choked when he heard her request., "Luoluo, you changed..." In the past, Bai Luochu would never be able to make Pei Qingfeng speechless. However, she was starting to behave cheekily in front of him now.
Bai Luochu finally felt better about herself now that Pei Qingfeng was struck speechless. However, she didn’t display her joy on her face.
"We are both the same type of people. There is a good saying, ‘Those who handle cinnabar are stained red while those who work with ink are stained black’." Bai Luochu was obviously mocking Pei Qingfeng for acting out of line around her.
Pei Qingfeng coughed uncomfortably before shifting the topic, "Time is running out. We should hurry up and decide on the path to take.”Previous Chapter Next Chapter