Today's Air Spirit seemed somewhat strange. Originally he treated her without any coldness or warmth. But today talking to him, he would answer all her questions. Now he had an appearance of wanting to say something but unable to say it. Chu Qing-Yan was unable to make sense of this.
Should she take the initiative to ask him?
Couldn't be, right?
What to do if he told her she should mind her own business?
And at this time, Air Spirit was also mulling over how to start the conversation. At the same time, he was also bewildered. Didn't Fire Spirit say the little consort was very good at understanding others? How come he had been worried for a while and she still didn't say a word and was looking at the ceiling of the bed, pretending to be dead? What's on the ceiling of the bed that was so interesting to look at?
As a result, the two just awkwardly wasted time like this.
In the end, it was Chu Qing-Yan who couldn't continue to endure it first. Her patience wasn't as good as his.
"Air Spirit, do you have something you want to say to me?" Chu Qing-Yan turned to look at him, he already sat there for quite a while, still he wasn't saying anything. Using a toe to guess, maybe he really was looking for her because of something.
Hearing this, Air Spirit nodded. Chu Qing-Yan helplessly rolled her eyes toward the ceiling of the bed. Big Block of Ice, ah, Big Block of Ice. If your subordinate isn't like Fire Spirit who likes to create chaos, then they are like Earth Spirit who seemed cold on the outside or like Wood Spirit who was foolishly mad about craftsmanship. Now came a taciturn person who wouldn’t talk if she doesn't hit him. How come all the subordinates under you are so weird?
"En, en you say." Chu Qing-Yan had already made preparations in her heart. This person had never liked her getting close to Big Block of Ice. Maybe he wanted to persuade her to return to the capital to avoid burdening Big Block of Ice.
Only that once Air Spirit spoke, she was stunned.
"Little young master, last night master was injured. This subordinate wants to examine the condition of his injury. But master said he's fine and won't let this subordinate examine him. This subordinate is somewhat worried." Air Spirit sighed lightly.
Chu Qing-Yan frowned and struggled before sitting up. She pulled at the wound and could feel the faint pain. But now she didn't have the time to pay attention to it. "What did you say? His Highness was injured?"
"En, last night after fighting with that black clothed person, master's complexion seemed a bit wrong. I guess he may have suffered some internal injury." Air Spirit recalled last night's scene and said this slowly.
"Have illness then treat it, have injury then treat the injury. You must examine him in case a small injury being delayed becomes a big injury. Then that would be dangerous." Chu Qing-Yan immediately said this. Big Block of Ice was actually wounded. Just now, why didn't she discover it? She somewhat blamed her mind for being too distracted.
Only this can't be blamed on her. Xiao Xu simply didn't reveal a bit of feeling unwell. If it weren't for Air Spirit seeing his expression by chance at that moment, no one would have known the matter of him being injured.
Air Spirit shook his head and forced a bitter smile to say. "It's not that this subordinate doesn't want to check the condition of master's injury for him. Rather, master avoided this matter and didn't want to talk about it. So this subordinate had no other way to convince him, thus I came to find little young master."
Chu Qing-Yan pointed at herself, her head felt somewhat too big. "Are you saying I'm able to persuade His Highness?"
Air Spirit smiled embarrassedly. "Besides you, this subordinate couldn't think of anyone else whose words master would listen to."
Chu Qing-Yan recalled his manner toward her at that time, and now he used a low tone to come find her to help him. Her heart was somewhat moved.
She knew the people under Big Block of Ice each had their area of expertise. Therefore, this created that faintly discernible arrogance on their body. And among these people, Air Spirit gave her the strongest impression.
But now, for Big Block of Ice he was willing to lower his head and ask for her help. Chu Qing-Yan had no choice but to admit these people were absolutely loyal to Big Block of Ice.
"What about the Retired Emperor?" Chu Qing-Yan asked.
Air Spirit shook his head. "Although master really respects the Retired Emperor, but the decisions he makes, even the Retired Emperor couldn't make him change it."
Chu Qing-Yan couldn't help but be even more surprised. "Then why do you think I can change His Highness's decision?"
The Retired Emperor could be considered the closest to Big Block of Ice besides Western Xuan Emperor and Empress. If even he couldn't do it, then what qualification did she have as a person who became a member midway to say it?
Air Spirit slowly lifted up his head, looked at this young lady in front of him with an expression of being at a loss. His gaze slowly became firm. "If even you can't persuade him, then this subordinate won't be able to find a second person."
Chu Qing-Yan felt Air Spirit put a hat that was too tall on her. She had self-knowledge. Concerning her relationship with Big Block of Ice, she was like a child or maybe a younger sister he was raising in the palm of his hand. Normally he would let you play, let you go crazy, let you create a racket. But once a matter touches his bottom line, he would simply not back down, okay?
But no matter what, this matter regarding Big Block of Ice truly made her angry. A person that doesn't treasure himself a bit, in the future how could he take good care of himself? It's not like he was a three or four year old child!
"Air Spirit, you ask Xi Ning to come in." Chu Qing-Yan said.
Hearing this, Air Spirit's eyes brightened slightly. "Thank you little young master."
When Air Spirit got up and was about to leave, Chu Qing-Yan called him to a stop. "Air Spirit, thank you for warning me that there's a problem with His Highness's body. But I'm not doing it for you, rather it’s because I'm the same as you, we both care about His Highness."
"This subordinate understands." Air Spirit looked at her deeply, then soon after turned and left.
After calling for Xi Ning to go in, Air Spirit looked at that once again tightly closed door, he sighed slightly in his heart.
If you asked him why no other person besides the little consort would be able to change the master's mind, perhaps even he won't be able to answer this question.
He could only say that maybe in master's heart, the little consort had already become a special existence.
This was something he had no choice but to recognize.
He really wasn't willing to accept the little consort's status, his prejudice towards her still existed. Only that at this time, the two of them could only first shake hands and speak, and peacefully deal with this together.
The little consort was very intelligent and also saw this point, that was why she said that as he left.
He suddenly discovered that this little consort wasn't like other ten year old dolls that weren't sensible. On the contrary, she was very bright. His prejudice towards her seemed to lessen by a bit.
But no matter what, he hoped the little consort would succeed!
Xi Ning was just in the middle of cooking the medines and was summoned over. She was somewhat puzzled and asked. "Master, what matters are you looking for this servant for?"
"After a while after, when His Highness has rested well, you go tell him that I have an urgent matter to seek him." Chu Qing-Yan explained.
Xi Ning was somewhat at a loss, clearly His Highness had just left not long ago. Why would master start to miss His Highness?
Could it be like the people outside said; One day apart seemed like three years, two hours not seen would seem like being separated for several days, this kind of meaning?
Xi Ning didn't ask more and agreed to do it.
Waiting until after Xi Ning left, Chu Qing-Yan laid on the bed and started to mull over the matter. In a while, when Big Block of Ice comes over, how should she persuade him? Even the trusted aides at his side couldn't prevail, could she really do it?
After Xiao Xu got up, he heard someone knocking on the door. He uttered. "Come in."
One saw Xi Ning very carefully push open the door and walk in.
Xiao Xu saw it was Xi Ning and he immediately frowned. "What's wrong with your family's master?"
Xi Ning repeatedly nodded. "Nothing wrong with master, only that master wants to see your Highness right now."