My Crown Prince Consort Is a Firecracker - Chapter 2398
Chapter 2398 Gauged to Be Unlucky
Duan Yue pressed her small head back down. “It’s cold. Don’t worry, your little tiger is in the back. We definitely won’t lose it.”
Qiao Mu was only then satisfied. She shrunk her head back inside, even tugging on his collar to block out the cold wind whipping past the top of her head.
The fur on this body truly couldn’t block out the cold! The little lady thought unhappily.
She wondered how the body she left back in the Divine Province was doing.
“Why are we leaving in this kind of weather!” Commandery Princess Xiangchang’s shrill voice could be heard from the other side of the camp.
Even though the maidservants were shielding her with two umbrellas, the fierce winds and rain still drenched half her clothes. The clothes sticking to her skin made it unbearable.
“Commandery Princess, it is the emperor’s order. The Board of Astronomy have gauged that the rainstorm will turn worse. That is why we must leave right now.”
Commandery Princess cursed a bit more as she darted inside her carriage in annoyance.
The boundless ice plains were already getting covered by vast rain and snow. At a glance, it was not possible to see a path through the haze.
Luckily, besides the delicate and weak consorts, everyone else had remarkable cultivation. Most everyone had no problem traveling in the rain.
Duan Yue was worried about his mother, so he ushered his ice wolf mount over to his mother’s carriage and gave the carriage driver instructions.
Because of the heavy rain and snow, his clothes, even though rain-resistant, was basically wet.
Noble Consort Duan lifted the curtain worriedly and called out to him, “Ah-Yue, it’s raining so hard outside. Why don’t you also get on the carriage?”
“No need, Mother.” There were also other women inside, so it was extremely inconvenient for him to also board the carriage.
It wasn’t until the convoy started moving that Duan Yue returned to the Ultramarine Province Emperor’s side.
The emperor was in armor and was riding a level-12 mystic horse. He squinted at the path ahead.
They had scheduled to depart today, but the sudden weather made him give the order to depart even before it was dawn.
Even though the rain and snow made it difficult to travel, they were people of the Ultramarine Province. They were not so delicate and fragile.
Everyone packed up all their food and belongings. They left behind the yurts and followed the emperor back on the return journey.
At this time, an official from the Board of Astronomy walked up gravely. He cupped his hands while braving the rain. “Your Majesty, please give the order to set out! Looking at the weather, a snowstorm will descend in less than two hours! At that time, travel will be even more difficult.”
“Besides…” The official said worriedly, “From observing the sky, this humble official fears that it will hail midway. That will crush the ice layers beneath. At that time…”
The official trailed off, but his meaning was obvious.
If they encountered a large hailstorm that smashed through the ice layers, the ice plains would cave in, preventing terrestrial beasts’ movement.
The emperor’s expression changed. “Relay my order, prepare flying beasts in advance to standby. We will be setting out!”
It was evidently even more unwise to ride flying beasts in the rain in this weather!
The convoy had only moved for five minutes when the heavens started stirring up trouble.
Several descending thunderbolts made everybody’s expressions sink.
A thunderbolt landed beside a carriage, smashing a deep pit in the ice layer. The horse reared in fright, and the carriage driver did his utmost to pull the reins.
The emperor hastily hollered, “Move on!”
It was great now. They didn’t even need to wait two hours for a thunderstorm, not a hailstorm, to descend.