“This old man deliberately allowed myself to be discovered. Pounding the mountain to intimidate the tiger; this will be more beneficial for the execution of the plan tomorrow.” The cloaked man pretended that everything was well within his grasp.


Despite being aware that he was not speaking the truth, Yun Ruofeng didn’t expose him. “Is that so? How’s everything going then?”


“Everything is going according to plan. Princess Consort Yun will definitely return to your side tomorrow, Prince Yun.” The cloaked man revealed a sincere smile.


If Yun Ruofeng had not already seen through everything, he would surely be impressed with the man’s acting skills.


Uneasiness crept into the cloaked man’s heart, though none of it trickled onto his visage. “Prince Yun, as for our deal, could I know what you think about it so far?”


“Let’s talk about it again depending on whether you can bring Lan-er here tomorrow.” Yun Ruofeng smiled with ridicule.


Seeing that it was getting late and that his goal had been achieved, the cloaked man acquiesced. “In that case, this old man shall take my leave first.”


Yun Ling closed in at this moment with a mocking smile. “Aren’t you going to wait for the people outside to leave first?”


The cloaked man’s eyes glinted coldly, though he maintained a placid expression. “What do you mean?”


“Your Highness, it was just as you thought; there are people waiting outside.” Yun Ling ignored the cloaked man and directly told Yun Ruofeng.


Yun Ruofeng looked on calmly. “Yun Ling, what are you talking about? Those people have been there since long ago.”


Yun Ling immediately understood Yun Ruofeng’s intention. “This subordinate’s eyes weren’t sharp enough.”


“Don’t take it to heart. This subordinate of mine was mistaken.” Yun Ruofeng said with a smirk.


Although the cloaked man didn’t know why Yun Ruofeng suddenly had a change of heart, he still followed along. “Since it was a misunderstanding, this old man will take my leave first.” He then quickly walked out of the private room.


“Your Highness, why didn’t you let me expose him? Yun Ling was bewildered.


Yun Ruofeng’s smile widened. “How can I obtain Lan-er if I expose him?”


“Your Highness, he was clearly discovered after sneaking into the posthouse. Pei Qianhao has already made preparations, so how would it still be possible for Princess Consort Yun to be brought out?” Yun Ling anxiously urged.


“That’s precisely why he will definitely think of a way to bring Lan-er out.”


“Your Highness, why are you so certain?” 


Yun Ruofeng simply made a hand gesture, causing Yun Ruofeng to fall silent as he understood.


After leaving Yun Ruofeng’s private room, the cloaked man headed for Xiangxiu House’s top floor. Opening the door to a room, he removed his cloak and jumped into a bath to get rid of the scent with the floral fragrance of the water. Once done, he put on a new set of clothes and went next door.


Inside the room, Lanshan was leisurely reading scriptures when she suddenly caught a whiff of a strange smell and opened the door. “When did you also learn to apply cosmetics like women?”


The cloaked man’s eyes exuded helplessness as he relayed the sequence of events.


Lanshan sneered. “You deserve it.”


Unable to retaliate, the cloaked man could only helplessly accept the admonishment.


Meanwhile, Pei Qianhao’s subordinate had reported to him about the cloaked man entering Xiangxiu House.


Pei Qianhao’s gaze was icy cold. “Instruct Wu Ling to directly charge in and ask Yun Ruofeng for that person.”

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Translator: Rakumon

Editor: Lunarlark