Luo Qing Chen knitted her brows as a trace of worry appeared in them.
The emperor wouldn’t be so bored to really investigate who she was, right? Wasn’t the emperor busy with memorials and matters of the military each day?
“Based on your expression, you really are afraid that this one will find you.” Feng Yu gave a cold laugh, “Didn’t you say that you are this one’s saviour and this one would be a foolish ruler if this one killed you?”
“I……” Luo Qing Chen’s lips twitched before she gave a bitter laugh, “This servant was foolish just now and if this servant has offended the emperor in anyway, this servant asks for the emperor’s forgiveness.”
“Humph……Aiyo, aiyo.” Feng Yu waved his hand, “It’s better not to use this deliberate courtesy.”
Luo Qing Chen saw his expression and couldn’t help rolling her eyes, “Why are you so troublesome? This won’t work and that won’t work.”
“Could it be that you don’t like flattery?”
“Of course! I love hearing the truth the most.”
“Lu……” Luo Qing Chen made a face, “The emperor should rest early. You’re still weak even if you took the antidote. It will be hard to walk out of the forest at night like this.”
“Un.” Feng Yu gave a soft reply before closing his eyes.
Luo Qing Chen didn’t care about him and after carefully stowing away the jade pendant, she fell asleep.
It was a dreamless night and it was already morning when she woke up.
After escorting Feng Yu to the palace, she quickly went to Glazed Glass City to wait.
Feng Yu moved very quickly. Half an hour later, Eunuch Du who followed him came with an imperial edict to find the carpet.
The waiter who gave her directions yesterday was so scared that his face turned pale and he kneeled on the ground while trembling.
Luo Qing Chen leaned down in front of him, “I advise you not to waste our time, or what happened yesterday……”
“I……I know where it is……If you come with me.”
Luo Qing Chen gave a nod to Eunuch Du and several younger eunuchs followed the waiter in.
When they came out again, there was a brightly coloured carpet in the hands of the eunuchs.
“Miss, is this the carpet?” Eunuch Du presented it to her with a respectful look on his face.
When the news of the emperor’s assassination attempt at Clear Light Temple last night came out, the court had been in a panic. This girl in front of him was the emperor’s saviour. Eunuch Du had been with the emperor for so many years, so he naturally knew what he valued.
Or rather……who he valued.
“Yes.” Luo Qing Chen took the carpet to sniff before a layer of ice appeared on her face.
Although this carpet had been cleaned, there was still the smell of alum on it.
Sophora flavescens, dried durians, and alum……
Her face turned pale and she knitted her brows, “As expected……”
Half an hour later, Luo Qing Chen returned to the palace after changing her clothes.
“Yo! You know to come back.” Xiang Cao was the first to step forward and question her.
Luo Qing Chen didn’t even look at her as she kneeled to Concubine Rou, “Concubine, please have Xiang Cao leave first. This servant has something to report.”
Concubine Rou was surprised as she naturally knew what Luo Qing Chen wanted to report.
But why chase Xiang Cao away? Could it be that this matter was related to her?
“Xiang Cao, leave first……”
“Withdraw!” Concubine Rou loudly reprimanded, scaring Xiang Cao into taking a step back with a pale face.
Before leaving, she didn’t forget to look at Luo Qing Chen with a sharp look in her eyes.