Chapter 493 "The Plot of Cultivating the Phoenix Manor's Next Mistress (2)"
The following day.
As per his words, the lad immediately made his way into the palace that very next morning.
“Miss Ye, its wonderful that you are up. Miss Lan Caier and your little friends as well have all went out today. They told me to inform you that they won't be back for a good while so you don't have to wait for them." Mr. Mu was already waiting outside the doorway at his young lord's command.
Big Sis didn't even say a word and left without me?
Ling Yue had to take a moment to come back to her senses because it was very strange and unlike the three troublemakers.
"The young master has already gone to the palace early in the morning. But before that, he made sure to ready the servants to prepare your breakfast. And if you don't mind me asking this favor Miss Ye, would you mind helping this old timer with the account books? My age seems to be getting to me and my eyes aren't as good as it used to be." Now that's just a blatant lie in and out.
Working as a housekeeper for a good portion of his life, Mr. Mu's eyes couldn't be better; in fact, they are razer sharp and could see which girl had the upper hand in this contest of being the future mistress of this household.
For Ling Yue, she naturally had no reason to refuse since the Star Cave Venture was still half a month away. Adding in the fact that this senior had on more than one occasion helped herself, she was glad to help since it's a personal request.
After using some food, she then went ahead to the account room specified by the elder.
The place held a lot of similarities to the study room in this estate: spacious and bright with a fragrant scent hovering in the air, it's the ideal setting for reading in the autumn season where there's plenty of rain.
First off, Ling Yue had to gasp at what Mr. Mu brought out – it was stacks and stacks of high-standing books. She's not familiar with the art of balancing the ledgers, that much was clear. Fortunately the elder had a lot of patients. Through his careful guidance, it only took the whole morning before she could independently go through the ledgers on her own.
But good times never last. Just as he was relishing in the fine moment, an annoying pest from the outside had come over to whisper some unwanted news into his ear.
"Miss Ye, my body seems to be acting up again. But don't mind me though, I'll just go back and rest so please keep up your good work." Turning around, the deceitful housekeeper then leans forward like his back was in pain while he left the room.
“Don't worry about me Housekeeper Mu, I'm sure I'll be done with all this by nightfall." Raising a smile at the sight, Ling Yue didn't think much of it.
Really, Feng Shen is too careless in caring for others. Mr. Mu is already so old, he should at least lesson his burden at his old age.
Unbeknownst to the foolish girl though, these ledger books are off limit to even Mr. Mu and could only be read by the boy himself. Furthermore, as a consequence of trying to return to Da Xia as soon as possible, Feng Shen had kept all the work in the past year organized into these three months. That's why there's are stacks of it lying around, otherwise why would someone keep so much work without going through them?
Oh the young lord's choice is really good. Miss Ye is not only proficient in alchemy, she's also a capable woman all around. A definite good choice.
All sneaky in his old face, Mr. Mu didn't forget to cast one final departing peek back inside before making that foxy grin.
For the Phoenix Manor, it's a must that its mistress be capable of managing the books and overseeing the businesses under it. The reason was no other, all of the former Phoenix Lord's are heavily infused with the military, leaving them unable to tend to the cumbersome matters of the House. In order to solve this crisis, all business matters are always left to the Phoenix Mistress according to tradition.
That's what this sneaky housekeeper was doing right now, prepping Ling Yue for her future position!
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