Translator – Xiao He Lian

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Chapter 88.1

Hearing this, Wen Chi was stunned for a long time before he asked, “General Lin, can you tell me what the urgent matter is?”

General Lin’s complexion was very ugly, his brows were twisted into a shape of 川 and he was silent for a long time before answering Wen Chi’s words: “The emperor is seriously ill, the Fourth Prince and I must go back to take a look.”

Wen Chi was startled.

Sure enough, it came to this plot…

General Lin saw Wen Chi’s surprised expression but the suspicion in his eyes was fleeting and then, as if he had put his mind at ease, he asked: “Does Young Master Wen want to go back with us?”

General Lin had been fighting for many years, wielding swords and spears, and relied on his fists in many matters.
He did not hide his thoughts like others did, so Wen Chi saw the emotions that flashed in his eyes just now.

Wen Chi is not a fool either, he can guess with his toes that General Lin suspects that he is someone arranged by His Highness the Crown Prince.

No wonder General Lin kept a certain distance from him even though they introduced themselves as brothers.
Maybe General Lin had been guarding against him all along, after all, General Lin was partly on the Fourth prince’s side.

It’s just that the fourth prince seems to avoid General Lin ……

Wen Chi suddenly felt sorry for the fourth prince and wondered if the fourth prince could resist the attraction made by the stone toward General Lin.

What if the fourth prince fails to hold and falls in love with General Lin over time …… although the combination of the fourth prince and General Lin is a bit strange, but if they do fall in love, there will be nothing more for Wen Liang to do in the future.

This is a good thing for Wen Chi!

But now is not the time to think about it—

Wen Chi quickly pulled his thoughts back and said seriously: “I don’t have anything to do back in the capital, and I’m needed here, so why don’t I stay here?”

Hearing this, General Lin was obviously taken aback: “You’re not going back?”

Wen Chi shook his head: “I’ll stay here.”

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Now that Wen Chi has made up his mind, General Lin, as an outsider, can’t interfere any more.
He nodded and told Wen Chi to pay more attention to safety and said that the capital will arrange for an official to take over the fourth prince’s affairs.
If Wen Chi has any questions, he can go to the official.

Wen Chi nodded in understanding.

Time was running out and the fourth prince’s people came to urge General Lin.
After bidding farewell to Wen Chi, General Lin hurriedly left with that person.


The temporary departure of the Fourth Prince and General Lin from Jinzhou did not have much impact on Wen Chi, but the affairs arranged by the Fourth Prince had changed quite a bit and it was more troublesome for Wen Chi to handle than before, but it was not a big deal.

But what Wen Chi didn’t expect was that on the night when the Fourth Prince and General Lin left, someone knocked on his door.

He went to open the door.

Standing outside was a maidservant with a somewhat familiar face.

Wen Chi thought for a while before he realized that this maid was among the group of maids and guards sent to him by the emperor and she usually didn’t serve him by his side nor had she said a few words to him.

It was even more strange that this servant girl would knock on his door at night.

Wen Chi felt vigilant, stepped back calmly and made a gesture to close the door.

Then he suddenly heard the maid say: “Young Master Wen.”

Wen Chi: “…”

Isn’t this Zuo Zhi’s voice?

The maid said: “Young Master Wen, can the servants come in?”

It was definitely Zuo Zhi’s voice.

Wen Chi glanced out subconsciously and saw that the courtyard outside was covered by thick night, and only the general outline could be seen but fortunately no one else was there.

So he stepped aside a little and watched the maid walk into the room.

Zuo Zhi, who had disguised herself as a servant girl and had no intention of reverting to her original form, walked straight to the table before she stopped and turned to look at Wen Chi, whose expression was incomprehensible.

“Young Master Wen.” Zuo Zhi said, “Forgive me for coming to disturb you at such a late hour.”

Wen Chi waved his hand: “It’s okay.”

He used to think that the dog prince was very arrogant.
While pretending to be disabled, he was not afraid that others would find out that he was pretending to be disabled and would fly around the walls of the palace.

Only now did he know that not only the dog prince was arrogant, but also the people around the dog prince.
As soon as the fourth prince and General Lin left, Zuo Zhi knocked on his door in disguise.

Perhaps the guards who lived in the few rooms not far away never dreamed that the uninvited guest they were guarding against did not sneak in through the wall but knocked on the door openly.

Never go to the temple without a reason1( I wouldn’t come to you if I hadn’t something to ask of you), Zuo Zhi definitely didn’t come here at night to chat with him.

Wen Chi poured a cup of tea and put it on the table in front of Zuo Zhi and gestured again: “Sit down and talk.”

Zuo Zhi said, “Thank you, Young Master.”

Despite what she said, she had no intention of sitting down at all.

Seeing this, Wen Chi didn’t force her.
He just sat down and poured himself a cup of tea.

Zuo Zhi waited for Wen Chi to finish sipping the tea slowly and methodically before she spoke and said, “Young Master Wen, did you read the letter His Highness the Crown Prince sent you?”

Wen Chi immediately understood that what Zuo Zhi was talking about was the note with only one sentence.

He said succinctly: “I read it.”

Zuo Zhi thought that Wen Chi would continue talking.
She waited for a long time but did not hear any words from Wen Ci, so she spoke again: “This servant will be by Young Master Wen’s side at all times and if Young Master needs help, he can tell this servant.”

Wen Chi said, “Okay.”

After speaking, he held up the teacup with both hands and took another sip of tea.

Zuo Zhi just watched Wen Chi quietly.
She watched Wen Chi drink most of a cup of tea, but he still remained silent, as if he didn’t care what was written in the letter.

There was a stalemate for a long time.

Zuo Zhi held back but Wen Chi became more and more confused.
He carefully put the teacup on the table and looked up at Zuo Zhi, whose expression was gradually becoming grave.

He asked in a low voice, “Miss Zuo Zhi, do you still have anything else to say?”

Zuo Zhi shook her head, nodded again and finally said: “This servant came here to inform Young Master Wen.
Now that this servant has finished what I want to say, I won’t disturb the Young Master ‘s rest.”

Wen Chi got up: “I’ll send you out.”

Zuo Zhi refused him: “This servant can go out by herself, Young Master Wen should rest early.”

Hearing what she said, Wen Chi was not polite and sat back directly and even lifted the teapot and poured himself a full cup of tea, without raising his head, he said politely: “Take care, Miss Zuo Zhi.”


1( I wouldn’t come to you if I hadn’t something to ask of you)

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