Chapter 94: Constructing the Secret Base

Back in her room, Bai Luochu thought that Qianqian was really childish. She was the one who schemed against Bai Luochu but not only did she fail, she was the one on the receiving end. Since she wasn’t as brilliant as Bai Luochu, she pushed all the blame away from herself. What a load of bullsh*t.

Whatever. The poison should be acting up any time now...

When night fell, the originally cold and cheerless general's residence became extremely lively. Everyone was rushing towards Qianqian’s room. If one were to take a closer look at those people, they were all carrying medicine boxes and were obviously physicians.

Right now, Qianqian was lying on the bed in great pain.

Even after being diagnosed by several physicians, no one could find out what the illness was. Both her parents were anxious as they stood outside her room through the night.

In fact, the poison would automatically disappear after seven days. However, during the process, the victim would suffer greatly as their body would alternate between hot and cold. They would also develop an extremely itchy rash. Pus would be discharged and more rashes would be produced. If the victim was able to endure the itch, there would be no problems. However, if they were to scratch their body, things would go south really quickly. Not only would more rash be produced, the wounds would also leave a scar.

At dawn the next day, the information made its way around the general’s residence.

When Cai Ling came over and reported this matter to her mistress, she had already guessed that this should be the work of Bai Luochu.

“Cai Ling, do you think I am cruel?” Bai Luochu looked outside the window and asked.

“Mistress, this servant doesn’t think so. The young lady repeatedly tried to harm you and Mistress simply outsmarted her and didn’t fall into the schemes. You are simply counterattacking and there is no need to brood over it. Furthermore, if those people were to succeed, they would be busy celebrating.” When Cai Ling heard Bai Luochu’s question, she actually felt that Bai Luochu was actually too kind.

“I heard that my cousin had already fainted a few times after looking at her own appearance?” Bai Luochu raised her brows and asked Cai Ling.

“That is indeed the case, lord uncle and madam are extremely heartbroken and are still accompanying her.” Cai Ling replied with the information she had obtained.

“I understand. You may leave.” Bai Luochu waved her hand and dismissed Cai Ling.

“Understood, this servant will take her leave.”

Bai Luochu had a plan in her heart. Since everyone in the residence was focused on the young lady, it would be convenient for Bai Luochu to convert the secluded courtyards into secret bases for the Palace of Brilliance Resurgence. When she thought about it, Bai Luochu didn’t hesitate and immediately went out of her room and headed towards one of the courtyards that caught her eye.

It wasn’t too far away from her own courtyard and it was convenient for her to head over. Furthermore, the place she chose was rather secluded. Since no one visited this place normally, it was perfect to build a secret base here.

After Bai Luochu confirmed that no one was around, her figure flashed and she entered the courtyard.

It was obvious that this place had been abandoned for many years as dust scattered all around when she gently closed the door.

After cleaning up the room, it was almost time for lunch. Bai Luochu decided to return for a meal before looking for Ying Lan to inform him about the situation in the general’s residence.

After lunch, Bai Luochu rested for a short moment and headed straight for the Remote Paddy Inn.

Once the Remote Paddy Inn’s innkeeper noticed Bai Luochu’s arrival, he immediately invited her to the private room upstairs before running to inform Ying Lan.

“Mistress, you are here.” Ying Lan entered and offered his normal greeting.

“Hurry up and sit. There is something I need to discuss with you.”

When Ying Lan saw Bai Luochu’s serious expression, he knew that she was here to discuss a serious matter. He didn’t dally and quickly sat down.

“Did you bring along the general's residence map?” Bai Luochu asked.

Ying Lan nodded and took out the map silently.

“After my uncle came back, I conducted a detailed reconnaissance and discovered that this is the most suitable place for the base. I cleaned up the place this morning and you should go over and take a look when you have the time.” Bai Luochu placed down the teacup in her hand and pointed to a red circle on the map.

“Mistress, did your uncle and his family move against you?” When Ying Lan asked this question, he did it prudently and was afraid that Bai Luochu had suffered some grievance.

“Not yet. Only one person moved against me and it was my younger cousin. She tried to scheme against me but she wasn’t smart enough to succeed. On the contrary, she fell pretty hard into my schemes.” When Bai Luochu recalled her younger cousin’s miserable situation, she felt that it was rather hilarious. She thought that her cousin was really pitiful. However, she was despicable enough for Bai Luochu to not feel bad.

As for why her uncle and aunt left her alone, Bai Luochu left the reason out. After all, it was better if lesser people knew about the relationship between herself and Pei Qingfeng. If the poison array in his body was exposed, it was possible that a lot of people would move against him. Moreover, Ying Lan was just like an oversensitive old woman. If she were to say it, he might instantly vanish and charge towards the Second Prince’s residence with his sword in hand. He would place the sword against Pei Qingfeng’s neck before carrying out a detailed interrogation session. 

In order to avoid such things from happening, it was better to be tight-lipped.

When Bai Luochu completed her explanation and instructions, the sun had already set. She quickly departed for the residence.

After eating dinner, she started her cultivation and had finally left her state of cultivation when it was time to sleep.

Just as she was preparing to sleep, she caught sight of some movement outside her window. When she got closer, she realized that it was actually a Pearl Pigeon and it seemed like someone was delivering a message to her.

She opened up the letter on the pigeon’s feet and as soon as she read the message, she knew the sender.

There was only one sentence written on it. “Tomorrow is the day you provide treatment to the Empress Dowager. Do not forget about it. I will come and pick you up early tomorrow.”

“It’s a good thing he reminded me. I almost forgot about it.” Bai Luochu muttered softly.

Bai Luochu woke up early the next morning and she rummaged through her closet to look for Divine Physician Bai’s clothes. After dressing neatly, she looked for the closest wall in her courtyard and climbed out. She saw Pei Qingfeng waiting for her at the entrance.

Pei Qingfeng saw that Bai Luochu was already dressed and he was somewhat shocked. However, when he thought about her cautious personality, he immediately understood why. He didn’t say anything and immediately invited her up the carriage before heading over to the palace.

The general's residence was rather far away from the palace and it took some time before they arrived.

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