My Princess Has Been Reborn - Chapter 31.1
Chapter 31.1 – I’m Not Afraid of Trouble (1)
Lu Qicheng was completely ruined. On top of his personality flaws being exposed, the more important thing was the problem with his body.
Aside from Doctor Sun, Qi Bo had also invited all the famous doctors in the capital. However, only a few of them could even find out that there was an anomaly with Lu Qicheng’s body, let alone cure him.
Who knows when he would sleep to death, so what else could be expected from him?
The entire Lu Mansion relied on Qi Bo’s management, but also on the Young Lord Lu Qicheng’s existence. Now that such a thing happened, Qi Bo didn’t dare to let more people know about it, afraid that it would cause more confusion. He gritted his teeth in worry, doubting everyone around him.
Finally, his focus shifted towards Lu Qipei, who was also a descendant of the Lu family.
Suspicious? Yes, he was suspicious. The timing was too coincidental; even though there was no solid evidence, she was naturally the biggest suspect.
Hate? Yes, he hated it. After all, it cost him so much effort to train Lu Qicheng, and he hadn’t completely given up on him.
Pleased? Yes, he was pleased! When she was forced to a corner, the person whose temperament he thought was too soft was also able to show ruthlessness!
Looking back at Lu Qipei, Qi Bo still couldn’t find any evidence that she was behind what happened to Lu Qicheng. But the more it was so, the more pleasant and surprised he was – ruthless and decisive, this was very like the Lu family!
The Lu in Lu family’s name was the Lu in Lu Qicheng, and it was also the Lu in Lu Qipei…
Qi Bo stood there for a long time, and finally closed his eyes slowly. The scales in his heart finally began tilting towards the opposite direction.
An unknown amount of time passed, and the sound of footsteps could be heard approaching. Qi Bo opened his eyes – his eyes were clear and his gaze sharp, and no one could tell what was on his mind.
When he saw his familiar subordinate approaching in a hurry, he collected his expression and asked, “How is it?”
The subordinate bowed slightly and lowered his gaze, replying, “The Young Master has gone to that courtyard again.”
Qi Bo didn’t look surprised. His eyes flashed as he asked, “Have you found out the owner of that courtyard yet?”
It was actually not difficult to find out that Lu Qipei went to Qi Yang’s courtyard. Although Her Royal Highness The Princess had not bought the courtyard for a long time and had never invited others to visit, Zhang Zhen caused a scene there and everyone in the capital’s upper circles knew about it.
The Lu family’s people took some time and also found out. “It’s the current Fifth Princess, Qi Yang1.” The subordinate continued without waiting for Qi Bo to ask, “Princess Qi Yang was born from a consort favored by the Emperor. She lost her mother at a young age, and has no brother born from the same mother. However, she is favored by the Emperor and has a great relationship with the Crown Prince. Ever since she came of age last year, many of the rich and powerful in the capital wanted to marry her.”
This simple introduction fully showed Qi Yang’s value. She indeed had great worth as a marriage candidate – especially for the Lu family, who had no foundation in the capital and could take advantage of the opportunity to quickly stabilize their foundation.
Qi Bo remembered the carriage that sent Lu Qipei back that night, and he felt surprised and also regretful. Princess Qi Yang had a noble status, if they could take advantage of her power, it would be of great benefit to the Lu family’s future development. This benefit was far from being comparable to Lu Qipei’s recommendation to be an official.
Unfortunately, no matter how elegant and good-looking Lu Qipei was, and no matter how favored by the Emperor Qi Yang was, there was no way two women could become a pair after all.
This was such a good opportunity. How great would it have been if Lu Qicheng hadn’t had so many mishaps…
Qi Bo sighed inside for a moment, but how things turned out did not rekindle his hope for Lu Qicheng, and instead added and extra leverage for Lu Qipei. At least Qi Yang had a good relationship with her right now. Even if they couldn’t get married, she could become her backing.
After he finished reporting, the subordinate stopped and waited for Qi Bo’s order.
Qi Bo waved his hand and said, “Forget it, just keep an eye from a distance, don’t disturb them.”
The subordinate acknowledged his orders and left to continue monitoring Lu Qipei’s whereabouts from a distance.
Once again, Qi Bo stood in that same place for a while. He lowered his gaze and pondered for a while, then suddenly walked towards Lu Qicheng’s courtyard.
On the way, he met the leader of the guards who had carried Lu Qicheng back, his face still a little worried.
Seeing that there was no one around, the leader of the guards asked, “Uncle Qi, now that the Young Lord is like this, what should we do in the future?”
In the past, he could fall asleep just by casually sitting down or lying down, but today was even more ridiculous. On one moment, he was about to rush and beat someone down, and on the next his eyes were already closed and he hit the ground and fell asleep!
What if he suddenly fell asleep when riding a horse? What if he fell asleep when he was in danger? It was even possible that he would never wake up from this sleep!
These people might not have necessarily sworn their allegiance to Lu Qicheng, but the meaning of their existence was tied to the Young Lord. If something really happened to Lu Qicheng, they would be like someone who lost their patron, and it was hard to say where they could go in the future.
Qi Bo was not as worried as before. He frowned and thought for a while, then suddenly whispered a few words on the guard leader’s ear.
When he heard this, the guard leader eyes suddenly opened wide. He blurted out, somewhat in disbelief, “Uncle Qi, do you really want this?”
Qi Bo looked at him, his gaze calm and steady. “How else? If the Young Lord fell asleep and never woke up again one day, what would you do?”
The leader of the guards stopped talking. He lowered his gaze and thought for a moment, then finally bit his teeth and nodded. He left in a hurry to make arrangements without needing Qi Bo to say anything else.
After all, the Young Lord might not have much time left.