Published at 18th of April 2020 10:23:16 PM

Chapter 61

“Young Lady, you came back!” Zi Su had already prepared the meal so Bai Luochu could dig in the moment she came back .

Bai Luochu didn’t say much and simply nodded .

Zi Su thought that Bai Luochu was still unhappy about the incident in the morning and provided some consolation . “Young Lady, don’t be angry . There is no need to be troubled and concerned over those vile characters . ”

As Zi Su spoke, she seemed to recall something and continued, “ Young Lady, you didn’t hear about how quickly the Spring Returning Hall received their retribution . When the commoners realized that your mood turned sour and you were cancelling the session today, all of them left for the Spring Returning Hall . They brought rotten eggs and vegetables with them as they left . ”

“I’m no longer angry… I am simply thinking of something right now . Anyway, thank you for spending the effort to console me . ” When Bai Luochu saw that Zi Su was sincerely trying to make her feel better, she felt too embarrassed to ignore the little servant girl . She snapped out  of it and replied Zi Su .

Zi Su was much smarter than before and understood that Bai Luochu’s thought process wasn’t too different from her lord’s . Seeing that Bai Luochu didn’t wish to speak anymore, Zi Su didn’t continue asking . She simply waited for Bai Luochu to finish her meal before keeping the plates . She didn’t want to disrupt Bai Luochu’s cultivation session .

Instead of starting to cultivate the moment she finished lunch, Bai Luochu picked up a random book as she was afraid Pei Rumo would pay her a sudden visit . After all, she had already aroused his suspicion . With his character, he might just show up for a surprise spot check .

But after waiting for almost an entire afternoon, he didn’t appear . Bai Luochu finally placed down the worry in her heart as she no longer expected him to check on her . She finally became relaxed enough to resume her cultivation . It was inevitable that she was a little apprehensive as she had gone out so early in the morning . She truly didn’t know what Pei Rumo was thinking .

However, Bai Luochu didn’t think that her previous confession that expressed her yearning and sorrow would turn into her proof of identity in Pei Rumo’s ears .

For the rest of the afternoon, Bai Luochu spent it like she usually would . She cultivated the entire time and the only difference was that she stopped the moment dusk fell . On that very night, Bai Luochu dismissed Zi Su very early as she made meticulous adjustments in her plan .

It wasn’t until the bright moon was hanging high up in the sky that Bai Luochu held the properly crafted plan in her hand . She picked up the book she was reading in the afternoon before flipping it occasionally . It seemed as though she was waiting for someone .

At this very moment, in Cloud Water Nation’s capital city, a secretive black shadow moved towards the direction of the First Prince’s residence .

When the secret guard was wobbling about in the alley, he discovered an extremely familiar marking from the corner of his eye . When he turned his gaze to stare at it carefully, he realized that it was the exact communication marking his mistress frequently used in the past . In an instant, he dropped all the thoughts in his mind and everything he wanted to do . There was only a single thought left . He had to go and scout it out even if it was a trap laid out by the members of the Phoenix King Valley .

What if… what if his mistress really came back?

When this thought appeared in the secret guard’s head, all the hesitation in his heart disappeared . He made his decision to scout out the location indicated by the marking at night .

In the dead of night, the lights on the streets were already waning . As there weren't a lot of people along the way, no one discovered the secret guard’s movements . The members of the Phoenix King Valley would never imagine that this person would dare to return . In the end, they didn’t bother to send anyone to conduct a search and it  made his journey rather peaceful .

The marking vanished in the nearby vicinity of the First Prince's residence and when the secret guard noticed his destination, he placed down the final doubts in his heart . After all, the Phoenix King Valley seemed to be on good terms with the Third Prince, not the First Prince . He then executed his movement skill to enter the residence .

When he entered the residence, the secret guard was instantly able to feel the presence of many hidden guards . All of the guards were hidden and were responsible for the security at night . He became even more cautious as he used all his skills in order to avoid detection .

Waiting was truly a grueling task . Just as Bai Luochu was going to give up, there was a sudden sound of movement coming from the back window of the side room .

That secret guard was looking around carefully and saw the candle flame swaying from side to side . He tightened his grip on his hidden weapon in order to prevent any sneak attacks as he slowly made his way towards the flickering light .

When the secret guard finally approached, Bai Luochu spoke up, “Those who enter my temple shall disregard all rules, live a carefree life, and will never suffer hardship . ”

The moment the secret guard heard the statement, his mind jolted . He walked even faster and quickly appeared in front of Bai Luochu . In a trembling voice, he asked, “Who in the world are you?”

In fact, the secret guard already had his answer . The aura the lady was emitting was similar to that of his mistress . Even the look in her eyes was exactly the same . However, he was staring at an unfamiliar face and was unable to ascertain his thoughts .

Bai Luochu carefully observed the guard and even though he no longer possessed the temperament he once had, his appearance was the same . It was easy for Bai Luochu to recognize him . “Ying Lan, you’re finally here . ”

After the words left Bai Luochu’s mouth, the secret guard fell to his knees with a ‘plop’ . He sobbed, “Mistress, where have you been all these years?”

When Bai Luochu called out his name, Ying Lan knew that the person in front of him was definitely his mistress . Even though she looked different, she was definitely the same person . After all, there was no one else who could match his face with his name apart from Bai Luochu herself .

“It is a long story . I’ll slowly explain it to you when I get the chance . It is deep into the night and the weather is cold, get up quickly . You are injured right now and it’s better to take care of your body . ” Bai Luochu explained and immediately helped Ying Lan up .

“Mistress, when I arrived earlier, I noticed that this residence has plenty of secret guards . The one guarding your courtyard is especially formidable . Are you being trapped here? If you are, this subordinate will…”

“It is not necessary . This is the First Prince's residence . Right now, we don’t have the ability to clash head-on with them . That secret guard is only keeping an eye on me to make sure that I don’t go around causing trouble for the First Prince’s residence . He isn’t a threat . ”

Ying Lan nodded but there were a hundred and one questions in his mind .

“I didn’t expect to meet you here . Is everything… good?” Bai Luochu let out a light smile and asked . When the words left her lips, a blank expression filled her face . The temple was already gone… how good would their lives be?

“Great! The brothers… they are still around!” Ying Lan stammered . It was obvious that the actual situation wasn’t as optimistic as he said .

Bai Luochu furrowed her brows and sipped her tea . There were too many things she wished to ask and wished to know, but when the words came to her mouth, she couldn’t bring herself to ask Ying Lan . Furthermore, the First Prince's residence was definitely not the best place to have this discussion . Since she had already met Ying Lan, there would surely be chances to clarify things in the future .

After thinking about it, Bai Luochu’s sorrow seemed to dissipate and she no longer sighed as much as before . She said, “I led you here today as I need you to do something for me . As you can see, I am no longer as strong as I was in the past . There are too many people monitoring the First Prince’s residence and the Cloud Water Nation . Hence, in the future, you will have to complete many tasks in the dark . I need a solid foundation in order to carry out the rest of my plans . ”

“This subordinate will not disappoint Mistress . ”

When she saw how Ying Lan swore solemnly the moment she gave her order, Bai Luochu seemed to have returned to her previous life . She remembered the days when she toed the line of life and death with her secret guards . It was a pity they were no longer around . . .