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Published at 30th of April 2020 09:46:30 AM

Chapter 83

Chapter 83: Start of the Operation

Cai Ling nodded before asking, “What does Mistress need this servant to do? This servant isn’t afraid of anything . ”

Bai Luochu couldn’t help but laugh as she was amused when she looked at the servant girl who had a fearless expression on her face . In the end, she was the boss and she had to act appropriately . After clearing her throat, she gave her instructions . “There is nothing much to do now . I just need you to take on the status of a labor servant and build up a good relationship with the servant girls in this courtyard . There is no need to build a deep relationship with them as the only thing you have to do is to make them spill out the information I want . When my uncle is back, there will definitely be tons of eyes watching this courtyard . I cannot be on guard everyday . . . ”

“You saw their attitude for yourself . When my uncle and his family return, most of them would definitely be very willing to be their lackey . What I need you to do is to immediately report any information you hear . It is obvious that these people aren’t willing to serve me and I will ‘tactfully’ not instruct them to do anything . I will give you all the instructions and we will be able to exchange information . What do you think?”

Cai Ling carefully listened to Bai Luochu’s instruction and nodded, indicating that she understood .

“However, you will be in for a hard time these few days . Remember to complain about me when you mix with the other servants . If necessary, you can also slander and bad mouth me . ” Bai Luochu added on .

“This… isn’t good, right?” When Cai Ling heard that she had to slander her mistress, she became a little fearful .

When Bai Luochu saw Cai Ling’s hesitation, she couldn’t help but make fun of her, “Oh? I was still praising you for your courage earlier on . Why are you so hesitant now?”

When Cai Ling heard Bai Luochu’s response, she immediately recalled about her vow just a moment ago . She confidently declared, “This servant will not let down Mistress’ expectation!”

“Alright then, you may leave and look for Uncle Liang . He will make the proper arrangements for you . I still have to come up with the rest of the plan . ” Bai Luochu waved her hand and dismissed Cai Ling .

In the side room of Bai Luochu’s courtyard, another scene was playing out .

Those flustered servant girls were now lying on their brick beds inappropriately and didn’t bother about their mistress . It was as though the First Young Lady was invisible .

“What did I tell you… How hard could it be to deal with a Young Lady who just came back?” The servant who spoke was pretty good-looking and a look of disdain flashed through her eyes .

There was another servant who tidied up her hair and replied, “Exactly . We rushed out in such a hurry only to realize that she was all bark and no bite . It seems like she knows her place around here . ”

“From what I see, she will only be able to live comfortably these few days . Wait until Lord Uncle comes back . We’ll see how he tortures her . ”

“That’s right, that’s right . She is just a paper tiger, not worth mentioning . ”

“Say, a maiden like her who has been missing for so many days must have lost her virginity . If it was me, I would have found a sturdy tree and hung myself . Isn’t she afraid of humiliating the general's residence?!”

“Hahaha, isn’t that right? She is really shameless . . . ”

The wave of laughter within the side room was undulating . Their contempt and complacent attitude was about to land them into a lot of trouble…

After watching Cai Ling walk away, Bai Luochu closed the room’s door and settled down to think about her next course of action .

Arriving at the general's residence was just the first step . The situation she was in right now wasn’t as relaxed as it was when she just arrived at the First Prince's residence . Back then, she didn’t know of her true identity and even though the First Prince was able to find out about her background, he couldn’t read her thoughts . No matter what she did, it wouldn’t make him overly suspicious . She was able to act as she pleased . However, now that she was back in the general’s residence, everything was different .

This was the place where Luo Chu grew up and Bai Luochu definitely couldn’t afford to make any mistakes . Amnesia wasn’t a sufficient reason to explain her change in behavior . At least, she couldn’t be overly flamboyant at the start . She had to lay low until she completed her investigation .

Thinking up to this point, Bai Luochu couldn’t help but knit her brows tightly . If she didn’t have to investigate the truth of why she ended up in the Bestial Battle Arena, she definitely wouldn’t get involved in this .

Bai Luochu didn’t know that her current status and the muddy waters of the Cloud Water Nation gave her no choice . She had to be involved . After all, her reincarnation and her actions caused the wheels of fate to stray from their original path .  

I better go stroll around and draw out the map of the general's residence before finding an opportunity to pass it to Ying Lan . It will allow him to quickly dig a tunnel and turn this general's residence into the secret base for the Palace of Brilliance Resurgence .

When she thought about it, Bai Luochu stepped out of the room and strolled casually along the courtyard . Along the way, she encountered some of the servants and none of them paid respects to her . They were either gossiping or casting sidelong glances at her . Bai Luochu might not feel comfortable about these people’s actions, but now wasn’t the time for her to be mindful of such behavior . She had much more important things to do . There was going to be time in the future to teach these snobbish servants a lesson .

The general's residence might be in dire straits but the rules set by the former general were still enforced . The strict regulations had not been removed because of the death of the general, causing Bai Luochu to be rather tired after her stroll . Taking advantage of the fact that she still remembered the layout of the residence in her mind, Bai Luochu hurried back to her chamber and constructed a map for Ying Lan .

Halfway through her drawing, she heard knocks coming from the door . The sudden commotion shocked Bai Luochu, but her movements weren’t flustered at all as she carefully kept the drawing . She then asked, “Who is it?”

When the person outside heard Bai Luochu’s question, she replied, “Young Lady, this servant is here to deliver your meal . ”

Bai Luochu let out a long sigh of relief when she heard Cai Ling’s voice, “Come in . You can just leave the dishes . ”

Hearing Bai Luochu’s response, Cai Ling wanted to carefully push the doors open . However, she recalled Bai Luochu’s task and she kicked the doors open instead . She snapped, “This is all there is . See if you want to eat it . ”

After she spoke, Cai Ling took out the dishes and arranged them on the table . While she was setting up the table, she took the time to whisper to Bai Luochu, “Mistress, this servant has offended you . ”

Bai Luochu understood that this servant girl was just putting on an act and simply smiled and shook her head . She showed that she didn’t mind Cai Ling’s actions .

When Cai Ling obtained Bai Luochu’s approval, she felt like a weight was lifted off her chest . Perhaps it was due to the fact that she was no longer under pressure, her actions became a lot more natural . When she closed the doors, she used a lot of strength and caused the window frames to shake a little .