AMTDCPOTEC Chapter 63
After Marrying the Disabled Crown Prince of the Enemy Country
Chapter 63 Mind
Jing Xin on the side was obviously also frightened by this sudden anger. She looked at her master’s straight back and remembered the abnormal heat from her arm when she was holding her master, and she could not help but feel even more worried.
She wanted to quickly help her master to the bedroom to rest. But Taizi was in front, and the two were deadlocked, neither of them was willing to take a step back.
What can be done about this, ah!
She turned her eyes slightly and looked at An Xuan, who was standing next to Taizi, and found that his eyes were also looking at her, and she could not help being startled.
Lord An… Jing Xin thought that she would often run into Lord An when she was busy recently. Although Lord An did not talk much, he really helped her a lot. She would also make some pastries as a thank-you gift to him over time.
She thought that she and An Xuan were also on friendly terms, right?
She had no choice but to try to ask An Xuan for help with her eyes.
Without words, An Xuan practically understood what she meant immediately. His face was calm, but his emotions were flipping in his heart.
From the past to the present, from before she lost her memory to now she had forgotten everything, even in her most difficult times, Jing Xin had never begged anyone.
This was the first time. It was impossible for An Xuan not to help her.
He bit the bullet and took a step forward, and said to the unpredictable Taizi, “Your…”
“Withdraw.” Huo Du turned his head slightly to interrupt him, then still set his eyes on the person with her head hanging low in front of him, and said expressionlessly, “All withdraw.”
Jing Xin frowned, not only did she not step back, but also took two steps forward to stand beside Le Zhi. She also did not know what was wrong with her. She was obviously scared to death, but her worry drove the fear back.
Seeing her like this, An Xuan did not move either. He looked at the sick Taizifei, then looked at His Highness Taizi, and his heart swelled with a feeling of helplessness.
How did it become like this?
The atmosphere was solemn, and it just so happened that the sky had changed. The sunny day instantly drifted with light snow.
“Withdraw first.” Le Zhi turned her head and said to Jing Xin.
When Le Zhi spoke, Jing Xin had to listen. She frowned, nodded, and stepped back. An Xuan sighed silently, also nodded, and left.
Snow fell on the top of Le Zhi’s hair, and it made her a little cold. But her body was getting hotter and hotter. She thought that the cold she had this time was really severe. She shook her groggy head, and when she saw snow falling on the snow bone lotus, she put it back into the wide sleeves to protect it.
He could lose his temper whenever he wanted, but she could not show her temper as she pleased.
Just let him think of her as meddling in other people’s business.
Turning to the side, Le Zhi walked around Huo Du and walked slowly toward the bedroom. She did not look up, let alone look at him, so naturally, she could not see the redness in his eyes.
The snowfall gradually became heavier, and a thin layer quickly accumulated on the ground. Le Zhi’s cotton boots stepped on the ground, leaving footprints one after another. She had no strength left for a long time, but there seemed to be a force behind her pushing her forward.
She knew very well who this force came from, who else could be not far behind her?
She did not know why he was angry and why he still wanted to follow her. She felt so tired that she did not want to guess anymore.
Huo Du stared at her back and stepped on every footprint she left behind. Her footprints were small, and after he stepped on them, the footprints of the two overlapped to form a new one.
He raised his hand, sent the mellow internal energy over to drag her unsteady body, and sent her forward.
The chaotic pulse lingered in his ears for a long time, and the strange heat seemed to envelop him. Since he studied medicine, he has never missed a disease or a poison. Huo Du raised his head and looked at the gray sky. Heaven had never favored him, and he also did not believe in Heaven’s will.
But at this moment, he actually began to beg for a ridiculous Heaven’s will, hoping that he was wrong.
Finally entering the bedroom, Le Zhi used her last strength to pick up a porcelain bottle and went to the washroom to get some water to immerse the roots of the snow bone lotus in the water. Although her head was groggy, she had not forgotten that this flower needed water.
After doing all this, she lay down on the bed and leaned on the embroidered pillow. She half-squinted her eyes, and her gaze accidentally fell on the person sitting at the table, only to see that his face was still gloomy, and she did not know what he was thinking.
At this time, Li Yao finally returned to the mansion with Doctor Jiang.
Jiang Ci was the most famous old doctor in the capital. Emperor Qi wanted to call him into the palace as a doctor, but Jiang Ci did not like to be restrained by nature and declined him. Huo Changyun did not want to force him, so he just gave up on this matter.
The bedroom was silent. Jiang Ci had lived for a long time and naturally he had seen a lot. Li Yao was also clever, so after the two respectfully saluted Huo Du, they walked silently towards the bed.
“Pay respect to Taizifei.” Jiang Ci bowed slightly, then calmly took out a handkerchief and placed it on Le Zhi’s hand. But when he saw the redness and swelling on her finger, his complexion changed drastically.
When he was on the way, he heard Li Yao talk about the situation a little bit. He thought it was an ordinary mosquito bite, but the redness, swelling, and wound…
Jiang Ci hurriedly put his finger on Le Zhi’s wrist, and his expression became more and more grave.
“Doctor Jiang, Taizifei’s cold came so sudden, please prescribe the medicine without delay.” Li Yao was anxiously on the side.
“This…” Jiang Ci stood up and hesitated to speak. He could only stare blankly at His Highness Taizi, who had already stood up.
Jiang Ci’s appearance fell into the eyes of both of them, and their hearts froze.
The last hope in Huo Du’s heart was completely extinguished. Le Zhi was also a little stunned, she probably guessed that what she got was not an ordinary cold.
“Take Doctor Jiang to the main hall to sit for a while.”
Li Yao also saw some clues, and her worries were about to reach the highest. She bit her lip and took Jiang Ci out.
“Tell me.” Le Zhi said with a hoarse voice, “What’s… the matter with me?”
But Huo Du just stared at her for a moment, then turned around and walked out. She did not have the strength to chase after him to ask, and her body could not hold it any longer. She closed her eyes and fell into unconsciousness.
All the servants were driven away by Huo Du, except for him and Jiang Ci.
“Since it’s malaria, why the sudden onset?”
Hearing this, Jiang Ci was stunned. It turned out that His Highness Taizi was actually skilled in medicine.
“Everyone’s physique is different, so the time of onset is also different.” Jiang Ci’s expression was also a little flustered, “Generally, people who have a sudden onset are most seriously ill.”
Huo Du did not say anything.
“I’ll immediately write a prescription for Taizifei, but… I hope Your Highness will be mentally prepared. And under the laws of the Great Qi, those who suffer from malaria…”
“Doctor Jiang.” Huo Du finally spoke, looking at Jiang Ci, “Taizifei has an ordinary cold, got it?”
The cold voice did not have a trace of warmness and without showed any state of anger or arrogance. Jiang Ci understood what he meant. As a doctor, he always thought that the law of country Qi was too merciless. The law of country Qi stipulated that once contracted malaria, the person would be taken away by the authorities and executed, and then burned to ashes.
Malaria was indeed terrifying, but after all, it was not transmitted from person to person like a plague. As long as those mosquitoes were eliminated, transmission could be avoided.
In recent years, fewer and fewer people contracted malaria in Great Qi. One was that Great Qi was located in the north, and there were not many mosquitoes as the hot and humid season was short. The other was due to the malaria outbreak in the early years, the people were very nervous about it, and they were even more cautious about not going to those damp places.
Especially the nobles of the imperial families paid more attention to these, so how could they still get this disease?
With his thoughts returned, Jiang Ci nodded and solemnly promised, “I’ll keep that in mind.”
When he walked to the door, Jiang Ci seemed to remember something, turned around again, and said profoundly, “Since Your Highness is proficient in medical skills, you should be even more clear of how painful the patient will be when the disease flares up, especially when it became severe… During the disease, there will be many different symptoms of the disease, and even if they are cured, most of them will have sequelae for life.”
After practicing medicine for many years, the saddest thing was to see patients tortured by their ailment. Jiang Ci often thought that if this was the case, it would be better to prescribe them a pair of medicine and send them away safely. But doctors were benevolent, and he really could not do it.
With a sigh, he only wished that his medical skills could be more refined so that he could save more people and save them from suffering.
Le Zhi was trapped in chaos, she only felt that her body was hot and cold, and her head was hurting badly. When she struggled to open her eyes, she saw a familiar face for the first time.
The black eyes were so deep that she could not see the bottom of them.
She propped up and wanted to get the tea by the bed, but one hand was faster than her, took the cup, and fed the water to her mouth. The cold tea ran down the throat, soothing the burning sensation in the throat.
Only in this way could she speak, “Your Highness still refuses to tell me?”
Huo Du stared at her and said in a deep voice.
Le Zhi was stunned, and her face suddenly lost all color.
Malaria… She knew it. Great Li was located in the south, and it was warm and hot all year round. There were many mosquitoes, especially in the rainy season. Her imperial father had thought of many ways, but he could not make the disease disappear in Great Li. They could only try their best to prevent and cure it.
If someone was infected with this disease, the person would only have a slim chance of surviving.
Le Zhi once thought about how she would die, whether she would be seen through and killed in midst of revenge or died with the enemy in a critical situation. She had thought about it a lot, but she never expected that she would die of illness in the end. There was nothing to be afraid of, but she still had a lot to do.
In this way, she had no time to lose.
She breathed a sigh of relief, got out of the bed, took the writing brush and paper, and walked towards the table. When she spread out the paper, she raised her eyes and saw the white snow bone lotus. After a little trepidation, she picked up the writing brush and began to write.
She had to make future arrangements for her sister.
Therefore, the first thing to write was how to make Shen Huai become a helpful strategy. Le Zhi hoped that Huo Du would continue to take care of her sister for a while, and then let her and Fu Xian escaped faraway places for the sake of snow bone lotus and this strategy.
Some footsteps sounded behind her and then followed by Huo Du sitting down beside her. He glanced at the snow bone lotus.
“Regrets?” he asked, “For such a thing.”
The hand holding the writing brush paused, and Le Zhi knew that in the current situation, she should say no regrets in exchange for more pity from him. Raising her eyes, she looked into his eyes and said instead, “I regretted it.”
“But the matter has come to this point, I hope Your Highness will not regard it with disdain, so use it.”
At any rate, I traded my life for it, so use it to heal your leg. I hope you have everything goes well from now on.
Huo Du did not say anything. He just got up and left.
The moment the door was closed, Le Zhi suddenly regretted that she should not have annoyed him so quickly. In any case, she should have asked him for a bottle of poison first, so that she could suffer less.
After all, this disease was quite torturous. Although she should only have three or five days left, it was also difficult to endure.
But this was also good, he could be worry-free. Le Zhi breathed a sigh of relief.
Even if he was emotional, he did not lose his mind.
So very good.
There was not much time left, and Le Zhi did not know when the disease would flare up, so she could only speed up and explain all the future events.
For my sister, for Jing Xin and the others… and even for An Xuan.
Only there was none for Huo Du.
She should leave cleanly and not leave him any thoughts to miss her.
She did not know how long she had been writing. Until her eyes were a little sore, she stopped writing and leaned against the table for a while.
After a while, the door was pushed open. Le Zhi raised her eyes, and when she saw the incoming person, her eyes were quickly filled with doubts and disbelief.
Why did he come back?
The sky was already dark, but the candles had not yet been lit in the bedroom.
In the darkness, Huo Du’s peach blossom eyes glowed with a firm light. He opened his mouth and said word by word, “Le Zhi, I won’t leave.”
Tears that had been suppressed for a long time rolled down instantly.
Le Zhi lowered her eyes and bit her lip tightly.
Why did he lose his mind just when he shouldn’t have done so?
The author has something to say:
Du: Wait, don’t cry yet. One matter belongs to one matter and can’t be confused. Why even An Xuan has it, but you don’t write for me???
An Xuan: slipped away 🙂