Chapter 445: Great Schemer
"Even if you have a plan, it’s better to be careful." The moment he agreed to help her plot against those behind her, Pei Qingfeng already prepared himself to take on most of the responsibility.
Bai Luochu frowned in response. It was obvious that she didn't think Pei Qingfeng would act so cautiously. In her eyes, Pei Qingfeng was just a mischievous brat, It slipped her mind that even the old fox, Pei Rumo, had always been guarding against Pei Qingfeng. When it came down to it, be it schemes, plots, or even strategies, Pei Qingfeng was definitely on par with Pei Rumo. In fact, it was even possible that he was a level higher...
After thinking about it, Bai Luochu decided to listen to Pei Qingfeng’s suggestion. She wasted a lot of strength when opening the entrance and now that Pei Qingfeng was here, it was a wise move for her to rely on him.
"Since Your Second Highness has said so. I am all ears."
Pei Qingfeng felt pretty amused when he heard what Bai Luochu said. "Luoluo, you have always been a decisive person. Why are you asking for my opinion all of a sudden?" Pei Qingfeng spoke truthfully. He had been interacting with Bai Luochu for a long time and there were times he needed to act shamelessly to follow behind her. She rarely listened to him and despite being too hard-headed, she had never been wrong. He had to admit that as an orphan of the general’s residence, Bai Luochu's vision and foresight wasn't inferior to anyone else. She made it impossible for him to interfere with her affairs and when she asked for his opinion all of a sudden, he felt a little shocked.
When Pei Qingfeng replied to her with a question of his own, she felt shocked for a second. After all, she had never accepted suggestions when deciding on anything. Even if Ying Lan or the others had ideas, she would only listen to what they had to say if it was in line with her plan. It was indeed rare for her to listen to others.
Forget it, I’m probably too tired… I can’t even think straight now.
But in Pei Qingfeng's mind, her words had another meaning. Does this mean that Luo Chu is willing to start trusting me?
But before Bai Luochu could hear Pei Qingfeng's answer and before Pei Qingfeng could figure out Bai Luochu's thoughts, sounds of chattering broke out behind them.
"Big Brother, are you sure that pretty boy who opened the door earlier picked this path? Why is this path empty? It seems a little weird..." Bai Luochu heard the voice and found it familiar. It was too bad she couldn’t put a face to the voice.
"Of course I’m sure. I scattered some tracking powder on him and released those little bugs. He is definitely somewhere here. He looks rather strong as well and it shouldn’t be wrong for us to follow him.”
"Is he reliable? I have never seen him before and he might just have gotten lucky."
‘Smack’! "You are just an ignorant fool, what do you know?! Do you know the saying that goes, 'A sage would present himself as an ordinary person'?! He looks quiet and all but once he makes a move, it will definitely raise huge waves. He might be a disciple of some reclusive expert. Enough of your nonsense. Keep up!”
When Bai Luochu heard the duo's conversation, she immediately looked around. It was no wonder… Everyone at the back should be killing each other for treasures. Even if they had to choose a path, they wouldn’t be quick enough to catch up with her. She didn’t think that her actions would cause them to set their sights on her. As she squinted her eyes, a terrifying amount of murderous aura surged out of her body.
Pei Qingfeng looked at Bai Luochu anxiously. It was clear he didn’t know what was going on.
"Luoluo, what’s wrong?" Pei Qingfeng never felt such strong killing intent coming from her before. It wasn’t something a young lady from a noble clan in the capital would emit. He felt that he wasn’t staring at Bai Luochu. Instead, he felt like there was a demon who killed millions standing before him. The pressure that she emitted was even stronger than Pei Rumo, who was a general who swept through the battlefields.
After hearing Pei Qingfeng's question, Bai Luochu suddenly recalled that the person beside her wasn’t Ying Lan. If it was, he would have already drawn his sword and prepared for battle.
Bai Luochu quickly retracted her killing aura and she replied to Pei Qingfeng, "It’s nothing. I didn’t expect for someone to sprinkle tracking powder on me. I hate being spied on..." Despite the lack of killing intent, Pei Qingfeng knew that Bai Luochu was enraged right now.
He didn’t wish for her to rage and he quickly leaned towards her ears to whisper, "Since they are bold enough to scheme against us, they no longer deserve to live." He turned to stare at her with his crystal clear eyes and a slight smile formed on his face.
Bai Luochu knew that he was trying to console her and the rage in her heart seemed to die down when she saw the confident expression on his face. Since Pei Qingfeng had already decided to eliminate the both of them, she felt that there was no longer a need to feel irritated. Since they dared to scheme against her, she would dig a huge pit for them to jump into.
The two of them didn’t know that they were walking closer and closer to the gates of hell. Instead, they were starting to rejoice at the fact that they were following the right path. They advanced fearlessly, thinking of the riches they would be able to obtain. It was too bad for them that they were heading towards the Grim Reaper’s scythe.
It was exactly as Bai Luochu expected. The moment the two of them emerged from the narrow path, they were greeted with two shining silver swords instead of dazzling treasures.
"You can only blame yourself for scheming against me." Bai Luochu didn’t hesitate as her sword sliced into her target’s neck. In a flash, a thin line of blood appeared on the surface of his skin.