Chapter 77: Official Farewell

Zi Su kept Bai Luochu’s lunch and was waiting in the chamber. She had been waiting for several hours now and there was a strange feeling in her heart. Bai Luochu had always been proactive when it came to food. Is there something wrong? The Young Lady never misses a meal... The more she thought about it, the more Zi Su felt uneasy. She panicked and was about to head out and report to the First Prince about Bai Luochu’s disappearance.

As she wasn’t in the right state of mind, she made a mistake when leaving the room. She didn’t raise her leg to step over the doorstep and she tripped. As she fell over, she landed into someone’s embrace. When she looked up, Bai Luochu was holding onto her with a dazed expression on her face. She had been standing outside for a period of time now as she thought of her farewell speech.

“Are you okay?” When Bai Luochu saw Zi Su nearly falling over, she asked with concern.

When Zi Su saw Bai Luochu, she reproached, “Young Lady, why are you so late? The dishes are all going to go bad! This servant thought that something happened to you!”

“Nothing much. I just went out to do some things and forgot about the time. I came back a little bit too late. When I returned to the residence, your lord summoned me for a discussion.” Bai Luochu still didn’t know what she should do to make Zi Su less disappointed. In the end, she avoided the topic.

“Let me eat first. I am so hungry that I can feel my chest sticking to my back.” Bai Luochu entered the room and indicated that she wanted to eat in order to avoid Zi Su’s questioning. Bai Luochu wanted to delay the heavy topic to a later time.

“Yes, this servant will bring the dishes over.” As soon as Zi Su spoke, she went to the small kitchen to take out the dishes from the bamboo steamer. She placed all the dishes on the table in front of Bai Luochu. 

The dishes in front of her were still steaming and it didn’t seem cold at all. It seemed like someone had been controlling the heat meticulously.

When Bai Luochu saw the charcoal stains on Zi Su’s cuffs, the words became stuck in her throat once again. To others, this might be something a servant girl was supposed to do, but to Bai Luochu, she felt extremely touched. No one had ever cared so much about her.

The meal ended in a flash and it was finally time for Bai Luochu to bring up the topic. When Zi Su was about to keep the dishes and serve Bai Luochu some desserts, Bai Luochu called her over.

“Zi Su… I have something to tell you.” Bai Luochu’s voice was soft and she didn’t sound like her usual confident self.

Zi Su had a confused expression on her face but still responded normally. “This servant is listening.”

“I might… be leaving the First Prince’s residence.” Bai Luochu stammered a little as she spoke.

“Why? Why is Young Lady leaving?! Did you do something wrong? Is my Lord chasing you away? Then we… we will go and seek forgiveness from my lord! If we talk to him nicely, he won’t chase you away!.” Zi Su finished speaking and wanted to pull Bai Luochu out of the room.

“No, Zi Su, it’s my decision. I found my home and I got to know about my past. Right now, my home has been taken over by a bunch of ingrate relatives. I am going to claim what is rightfully mine.” When Bai Luochu saw that the little lass wanted to pull her to look for Pei Rumo, she quickly explained herself.

“So that is the case... It’s great that Young Lady has a residence of her own. This servant is happy for you. This servant will take her leave first. If you need anything, please let me know.” After Zi Su responded, she left the room in a daze, leaving Bai Luochu alone, not knowing what to do.

Zi Su still felt a little hurt. Although she was here to monitor Bai Luochu for her lord, as time passed, Zi Su discovered that Bai Luochu was an amazing woman. She had also realized that this young lady who had been angry at the start was simply thinking about too many things. Now that the news of parting came so suddenly, Zi Su was unable to accept it. She had no choice but to escape from the room as she wanted to run away from the depressing atmosphere.

As for Bai Luochu, she didn’t know what to do as she had never experienced anything like this. She couldn’t do anything and she wrote a letter to Ying Lan. She was preparing to head over to the Remote Paddy Inn personally. After all, she made the hasty decision of returning to the general’s residence not only to take revenge for the previous owner of the body. She also wanted to turn the general’s residence into an important stronghold of the Palace of Brilliance Resurgence.

She emptied her mind and focused on her plan of turning the general’s residence into the headquarters of the Palace of Brilliance Resurgence. She was going to pass this fledgling plan to Ying Lan at the Remote Paddy Inn the next day. After all, the most important thing right now was the development of the Palace of Brilliance Resurgence.

As for Zi Su, there was no such thing as a never-ending banquet. Bai Luochu simply hoped that Zi Su would be able to accept the facts soon.

The afternoon passed in a flash and just as Bai Luochu thought that Pei Rumo had given up on the collaboration, the guard arrived in her courtyard to pass on a message, “Young Lady, my lord asked for you to make a trip to the reception pavilion.”

Bai Luochu understood that Pei Rumo was agreeing to work with her. It seemed like the conditions that she offered were rather useful for Pei Rumo. That being the case, it seemed like she didn’t waste almost two hours of her time during the negotiation.

She accepted the invitation immediately. There was a contented expression on her face. “Please wait for a moment, I will tidy up before heading over.”

The guard simply acknowledged before vanished again.

Bai Luochu tidied up her wrinkled clothes and combed up her scattered hair.

“This is an official farewell. It is better to leave a good impression.” Bai Luochu muttered to herself as she left her room.

Once she entered the reception pavilion, she heard Pei Rumo calling out, “You are here.”

Perhaps due to the fact that it was a parting, Pei Rumo was treating Bai Luochu with a much milder attitude.

Since the lord of the residence had put his arrogance down, Bai Luochu didn’t try to be pretentious and immediately sat down. She said to Pei Rumo, “Did Your Highness consider it though?” She took a sip of wine and allowed the refreshing and sweet aroma to linger in her mouth. Bai Luochu was currently in a great mood.

“I have prepared a table of delicacies to bid farewell to you and you actually start talking about the deal the moment you sit down... You are really pouring a bucket of cold water over my head! You’re a great match for my Second Brother who doesn’t know how to enjoy a beauty’s grace.” Pei Rumo shook his head and thought that this lass was really an uptight person. However, this was also a good thing. They were going to interact with each other in the future and their transactions should be as clean as possible.

“Of course, I am going to officially step outside the very next day. I’m actually going to leave the First Prince’s residence! Everyone says that ‘it is very cooling to have the shade from a huge tree behind your back’. Now that I am leaving the shade of the tree, I definitely have to prepare routes of retreat.”

Bai Luochu had burning eyes that flickered like the resplendent stars in the night sky.

At this moment, Pei Rumo felt as though he understood why Pei Qingfeng was treating her so nicely.

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