324 Only Prince Zi Came In
“Miss Nan and I were having a match. She might’ve decided to take a nap because I was too slow. I heard the story of the Hare and the Tortoise when I was little, but I never thought that I would see it in reality.”
Gu Bailu came over and looked at Nan Ningxin with a smile.
Feng Qingtian hugged her and asked, “What is the Hare and the Tortoise?”
“Well, it’s a race between a tortoise and a rabbit. You know that a tortoise can’t outrun a hare, but it was unwilling to give in, and insisted on a race. The rabbit was so confident of its victory that it took a nap when it was way ahead of the tortoise…”
Everybody realized that Gu Bailu was comparing herself to the tortoise and Nan Ningxin to the confident rabbit.
Then, did Nan Ningxin really take a nap?
Was Miss Murong really so stupid?
Or was she simply arrogant?
“Eventually, the tortoise beat the rabbit, like I beat Miss Nan. Miss Nan, do you still remember our bet?” Narrowing her eyes, Gu Bailu looked at Nan Ningxin sharply.
Nan Ningxin looked at Feng Qingtian pitifully. “I didn’t take a nap; I tripped over something and passed out.”
“I believe her. How could Miss Nan have taken a nap? She isn’t an idiot.”
“Let’s not jump to any conclusions yet. What if she was trying to mock Princess Zi by taking a tap?”
“It seems a battle took place just now…”
The people around them were confused.
“Are you saying that there was a trap in the 9,999 Spring Harbingers? Since they’re dead now, you can search for evidence of a trap yourself.”
Gu Bailu lied without blushing.
But it was also a fact. There had never been a trap, except for the unique characteristic of the 9,999 Spring Harbingers, which wouldn’t allow just anyone to step among them, especially those who were unfriendly toward them.
If the intruders had a better attitude, the flowers might be gentle toward them.
That was the flowers’ only way to protect themselves.
It wasn’t Gu Bailu’s fault that Nan Ningxin was drugged by the flowers since the latter was ignorant of this trait.
“Everybody can see for themselves whether or not it’s a trap. Do you see any traps? Was it a fair match?” Gu Bailu couldn’t allow Nan Ningxin to smooth this over so quickly.
“There are indeed no traps. Miss Murong seems to be a sore loser.”
“The story of the Hare and the Tortoise is fun. Miss Murong lost precisely because of her arrogance.”
Nan Ningxin was furious when she heard the whispers, but she had no proof that the race was rigged.
Also, she had checked the environment before the race and hadn’t detected any danger.
So, exactly what happened?
“I… I really don’t know what happened to me. The world suddenly turned dark in front of my eyes.”
Gu Bailu snorted. “I think Miss Nan knows very well what happened. You also took off all your clothes, and you have so many scratches on you…”
Her face pale, Nan Ningxin shivered on the ground weakly, as if she was going to pass out.
“I… I don’t know what happened at all.” Nan Ningxin sobbed. “How did this happen? When I woke up, the first person I saw was Prince Zi…”