“Is there anything that you need this subordinate to do?” Ying Lan understood that once Bai Luochu made up her mind, not even ten bulls could pull her back. What he could do was to help his mistress with anything within his capability. He would ensure that Bai Luochu could execute her plans in the general’s residence without any restraints.
“What you need to do is to manage the Palace of Brilliance Resurgence properly, maintain our information network inside the capital city, and report important information to me at regular intervals. If there are any urgent matters, you can look for me since the guards within the general's residence are useless. If I need anything, I will look for you or get Cai Ling to pass a message.” Bai Luochu understood Ying Lan’s intention but she didn’t need him to do anything right now. In the end, she didn’t give him too many orders.
After a discussion with Ying Lan, Bai Luochu noticed that the sun was already high up in the sky and she knew that she didn’t have a lot of time left. She then executed her movement skill to the limits and took a shortcut to the Hundred Herbs Hall.
The Hundred Herbs Hall was packed with customers as per usual. Bai Luochu randomly looked for a shop attendant and started to list out the medicinal herbs she wanted. Of course she didn’t follow the formula of her poison as she mixed up the sequence when buying the herbs. She asked the shop attendant to place the herbs in separate bags for safe measure.
Although the poison that she wanted to produce was an enhanced and adjusted formula she obtained from the temple, the Hundred Herbs Hall was filled with famed physicians. If anyone exposed the fact that she was going to use the herbs to produce poison, it wouldn’t be good.
Even after Bai Luochu did everything she could, a physician beside her who was carrying out a diagnosis still heard her.
This physician was Elder Li and Pei Qingfeng once asked him for assistance when ‘Divine Physician Bai’ was being slandered. Elder Li initially noticed Bai Luochu because he realized that this young lady had a similar physique to that of Divine Physician Bai. When Bai Luochu listed out the names of the herbs skillfully, Elder Li was even more certain as her voice seemed pretty similar. The herbs she bought were probably enough to brew the world’s number 1 poison. Of course Elder Li knew of the herbs but he had never been able to concoct the poison successfully... It seemed like this person was definitely ‘Divine Physician Bai’.
Elder Li smiled at the person seeking treatment in front of him and spoke apologetically, “Please wait here for a moment. This old man has something urgent to attend to. I seek your forgiveness.”
Elder Li entered the interior of the Hundred Herbs Hall after informing the customer and wrote down a few sentences on a piece of paper. He then called for his trusted attendant and sent the latter to the Second Prince's residence to hand this message over.
“Remember, when you reach the Second Prince's residence, just say that Old Physician Li of the Hundred Herbs Hall sent you to deliver the message. They will definitely let you into the residence and you must personally deliver this message to the Second Prince. You don’t need to wait for a reply.”
That attendant nodded and headed out of the Hundred Herbs Hall while rushing towards the Second Prince's residence as he was afraid he might delay Elder Li’s work.
After Bai Luochu settled the bill, she carried the medicinal packages that the shop attendant handed over and rushed back to the residence. She wanted to quickly refine some simple poisons before her uncle and his family came back. She wanted to finish tempering the poison so that she would be able to use it when the situation called for it.
Just as Bai Luochu stepped into the general's residence, Pei Qingfeng also obtained the message sent by Elder Li.
There was only a simple sentence written in it. “The lass is up to no good again. You better watch her closely.”
Pei Qingfeng couldn’t help but laugh, “Sigh, this Elder Li truly is an old urchin. He is behaving less and less like an old man...”
When Pei Qingfeng’s personal guard saw how he was laughing helplessly, a trace of curiosity appeared in his heart. He asked., “My lord, what did Elder Li send for you to lose yourself in laughter?” He stretched his neck over and wanted to peek at the message.
Pei Qingfeng kept the message slip and glanced at the guard while seemingly reprimanding, “It seems like I have been too indulgent to all of you. None of you can differentiate between your superiors. You even dare to peek at the information your master receives? In the future, are you going to be the master instead?”
That guard’s expression immediately changed and he knelt on the ground to apologize, “My lord please forgive me. This subordinate has overstepped his authority. I seek punishment from my lord.”
When Pei Qingfeng saw that the guard was treating this seriously, he broke out into laughter once again “Hahaha, you are really treating this seriously! There are no outsiders here today but do not behave like this in the future. If anyone were to see this, they will complain that I am not strict enough when disciplining my subordinates. Alright, you can stand up now, don’t just kneel there.”
That guard let out a sigh of relief and wobbled as he stood up. It seemed like he had knelt down too vigorously earlier.
“It is actually nothing much. It’s just that that lass, Luo Chu, is up to no good again.” Pei Qingfeng picked up the teacup on the table and casually sipped on his tea as he read the message out.
“Are you talking about Young Lady Luo Chu? Isn’t she living well at the First Prince’s residence? Did someone offend her?” When that guard heard Pei Qingfeng’s words, he felt that it was a little strange. He knew that Bai Luochu had a vengeful personality and rather than saying that she was up to no good, why not say that some ignorant fool offended this little death god? However… wasn’t she living in the First Prince’s residence? Her reputation as Divine Physician Bai was flourishing as well. Who would be stupid enough to offend her?
“She isn’t at the First Prince’s residence anymore.” The corner of Pei Qingfeng’s mouth curled upwards as though it was a joyous thing for him that Bai Luochu was no longer residing in the First Prince’s residence.
If the secret guard’s information wasn’t wrong, she should already be back at the general's residence. It seemed like the First Prince had told her the truth. The matter wasn’t as simple as what Pei Rumo and Pei Qingfeng had investigated. It seemed like this lass was preparing to take down the mastermind.
“Ah? Not at the First Prince’s residence? Then… where did Young Lady Luo Chu go?” The guard was rather anxious. He wasn’t worried about Bai Luochu. Instead, he was worrying for his Lord. After all these years, his master finally started to get close to a young lady. This old sago palm started to grow a flower bud. He was worried that this sudden change in situation might just cause this flower bud to fall off.
“Ss, why do you seem so concerned about her?” When Pei Qingfeng saw how considerate his guard was towards Bai Luochu, a bitter taste was left in his mouth. He sounded jealous when he questioned the guard.
That guard was really pitiful... Why was his master so irrational when it came to a topic regarding Young Lady Luo Chu? How was it possible for him to have thoughts about a despot flower like Young Lady Luo Chu? Only his master would dare to welcome such a challenge. My life is really sad...Previous Chapter Next Chapter