Happy? She even felt bored senseless!
What theatrical troupe or what not. Did he think that she was one of those sheltered noble women who never left the house nor ever took two steps beyond their own rooms, who had nothing to do but admire flowers and listen to music, and for whom only during special events would they play games such as recite poetry and strum the zither?
Luo Qing Luan replied unenthusiastically, "Father, I'm a bit tired. I don't want……"
She hadn't finished speaking when that butler immediately responded. "Is Miss Luo feeling unwell? How about I return to His Highness' mansion and invite an imperial physician to come check your health?"
With a twitch of her eyelid, Luo Qing Luan promptly answered. "Thank you, but there's no need."
Frowning, Luo Cheng got up and spoke. "Since you're fine, then quickly go. His Highness the Crown Prince is still waiting for you. Don't disappoint His Highness' good intention. Enjoy yourself a bit longer before coming home."
Although she didn't want to go out at all, it's still better than staying at home and seeing this profiteering face of Luo Cheng's. Luo Qing Luan brought Dai Yue and left with that butler. A luxurious carriage was stopped at the front door. Its walls were decorated with countless complex ornamental designs as well as a symbol belonging to the imperial household. Some people stood in the distance to look. When they saw Luo Qing Luan come out, each and every one of them pointed with quite a bit of envy and jealousy.
After getting on the carriage, Luo Qing Luan's interest came to an end with Dai Yue not being aware of her state of mind at all. On the contrary, the latter was quite curious and excited about their impending visit to the Crown Prince's Mansion.
"My Lady, how many times have you been there, was it fun? Is it very pretty?" Lifting the curtain at the side of the carriage, Dai Yue sized up the street excitedly as she spoke. Hearing the wheels roll on, observing the bustling streets, her little face smiled like a brilliant flower. "I also wonder whether the crown prince's mansion has good things to eat, or not. Last time, those pastries that you took me to eat were so tasty."
"You. From what I can see, you'd sell yourself for a little bit of food. Luo Qing Luan looked at her with feigned displeasure. This girl was good in every way, except for her gluttony.
Dai Yue smiled embarrassingly. "No way, My Lady, I was merely……"
While she was speaking, she suddenly stopped and stared at someone before asking, baffled, "Hey! My Lady, isn't that Nanny Song? Why is she here?"
After hearing Dai Yue's words, Luo Qing Luan felt that something was fishy. Nanny Song was responsible for her daily meals. Shouldn't she be at home right now? She promptly leaned over and looked out. Sure enough, she saw Nanny Song walk anxiously, totally rushing while even bumping into someone, as if there's a pressing matter going on.
"Something must've happened with Wet Nurse. No good. I have to go ask." Saying so, Luo Qing Luan called for a stop.
"Miss Luo, are you……"
Not paying any attention to the butler from the crown prince's mansion at all, Luo Qing Luan lifted her skirts and jumped down. Raising her voice, she called out, "Wet Nurse!"
Suddenly hearing a familiar voice, Nanny Song first paused, then after she saw that familiar figure in front of her, she immediately became overjoyed and came over. "My Lady, it's great to see you. I was returning to the mansion to find you."
Pulling Nanny Song's hand, Luo Qing Luan asked, "Wet Nurse, you're in such a rush. Did something happen?"
After looking left and right, Nanny Song carefully lowered her voice and said a few words into Luo Qing Luan's ears. Once she heard, her eyes couldn't help but brighten. "What? You saw her niece? You recognized her?"
She didn't expect that Wet Nurse surprisingly came out to look for someone. It seemed she secretly left the mansion. Otherwise, it's unlikely that even she wasn't aware of it. And what made her happy was that Wet Nurse surprisingly found the midwife who helped her mother deliver. Her niece was actually living in Qili Village outside of the city. Wet Nurse was rushing back to tell her and didn't expect to meet her halfway.
With this news, how could Luo Qing Luan still be in the mood to go visit Nangong Qing?
She had Dai Yue quickly come down from the carriage and told the the butler to return and tell the crown prince that today, she had an emergency. She'll personally apologize to him on another day. She also didn't care how terrified the other person looked as she pulled Nanny Song along and left.
When they arrived at a relatively quiet place, Luo Qing Luan had Dai Yue return home first, then prepared to ask for news at Qili Village with Nanny Song.
"My Lady, you and Nanny Song are travelling so far away. What if the master……"
Putting a stop to Dai Yue's worry, Luo Qing Luan replied sternly. "This matter is very important. Dai Yue, you go back and help me settle Father. Don't let him know where I went. In any case, people from the Crown Prince's Mansion won't be coming back. As long as you're careful, Father will only think that I'm with the crown prince. Everything will be fine."
"But My Lady….."
"Alright now. Matters are urgent and I can't delay. You should go home right away. Remember, if something comes up, help me deal with it for a bit." Without explaining further, Luo Qing Luan had Dai Yue leave.
It's merely between seven and nine o'clock in the morning right now. It's still early. Although they needed to visit Qili Village, as long as they left at once and everything went smoothly, they would be able to return before the sky turns dark. If that really won't work, worse came to worse, she'll have Luo Cheng think that the empress had summoned her into the palace. In any case, he wouldn't know, since she could casually fabricate some reasons.
Having smoothly left through the northern gate, Luo Qing Luan didn't stop to rest and rushed towards Qili Village along with Nanny Song.
For most women in Western Chu, a distance of over ten kilometers was almost an impossible mission to accomplish, but for Luo Qing Luan, it wasn't difficult at all. If Nanny Song wasn't so old and weak and needed to rest several times on the road, they probably would've been able to cut down on their travel time even further.
At about 1-3pm, Luo Qing Luan and Nanny Song finally arrived at Qili Village.
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