Chapter 121: The emptiness
Le Yao Yao never got a response from the King of Hell.
Because, the next day, after she woke up and was about to go serve the King of Hell, she received a shocking news –
Apparently, pirates have been acting savagely and countless of fishermen have been slaughtered. So now, the Emperor was stressed and the King of Hell had rushed towards Mount Tai after hearing the news.
According to sources, the King of Hell was personally going to handle the pirates, however, no one knows when he would be able to return.
It may be ten days, a month, a year or two, or perhaps three, five, seven years!
Le Yao Yao found out about this through other eunuchs.
Three, five, or seven years?
Doesn’t that mean she wouldn’t have to face the King of Hell on a daily basis anymore? Even if he returns, she would be gone three years from now!?
This type of result was good for her.
But for some reason, when she realized that the King of Hell was gone and that she may never see him again, it was as if a stone was squishing her.
Oh God. What’s wrong with her? She clearly doesn’t like him. Wasn’t it good that he was gone? Why does she feel so shitty then?
Le Yao Yao felt conflicted. In addition, Le Yao Yao noticed that she had no energy after the King of Hell left.
Everyday, she felt muddleheaded. She lived with no purpose.
In the morning, after she woke up, she would tidy up the entire Ya Feng Ge. And then, there would be nothing else for her to do.
Since the King of Hell was gone, naturally, Mei and Xing were by his side. So, there were no one else living in Ya Feng Ge aside from her.
Today marked the third day since the King of Hell’s departure. After Le Yao Yao had completed her tasks, she went to the cafeteria at noon.
Xiao Mu Zi was sitting and waiting for her arrival.
After Le Yao Yao got her food, she immediately went to sit with Xiao Mu Zi.
“Xiao Yao Zi, are you not feeling well?”
The moment Le Yao Yao sat down, that was the first question Xiao Mu Zi asked.
“I’m not feeling unwell. Why do you ask?”
“Xiao Yao Zi, these days, your complexion has been very poor. Are you sure you’re not sick? Also, I’ve noticed you’ve been lacking energy lately. But although you don’t look so well, you’re eating more than normal. Surprisingly, you haven’t gained any extra weight!”
Hearing Xiao Mu Zi’s words, Le Yao Yao lowered her head and looked at the mountain high white rice in her bowl. She was astonished and realized she has indeed been eating a lot lately!
But strangely, she still felt hungry regardless of how much she ate.
However, based on the age of this body, she should be going through puberty. That must be the reason!
Thinking of this, Le Yao Yao smiled, “Xiao Mu Zi, don’t worry about me. My body needs to grow! You should eat more too! So you will be able to go through puberty!”
“Is that so? Then I won’t have to worry. Earlier, I was seriously concerned…haha.”
After Le Yao Yao and Xiao Mu Zi were finished eating, Cook Li suddenly came towards them and asked Le Yao Yao a question.
“Xiao Yao Zi, do you know a little maiden named Ru Shuang?”
“Eh? Ru Shuang?”
Hearing Cook Li’s words, Le Yao Yao paused and recalled that ever since she helped Ru Shuang redeemed her body, she had never seen her again.
If Cook Li hadn’t mentioned her, she would’ve almost forgotten about Ru Shuang.
“Cook Li, how do you know that I know Ru Shuang?”
“Haha. I was just entering from the backdoors and notice a little maiden that was continuously pacing b
ack and forth. She seemed kind of anxious; like she was looking for someone. So I kindly went up and asked her if she needed help. After all, underneath the scorching Sun, she could easily get a heatstroke! Surprisingly, she said she wanted to see you. So I’m helping her deliver the message now.”
“Ohhh. I see. Thanks, brother Li!”
“Ru Shuang? How come her name sounds so familiar? It sounds like….oh! I remember now. Isn’t she…..mmmmmm!!”
Before Xiao Mu Zi could complete his sentence, Le Yao Yao used her hand to cover his mouth.
Then, she gave him a warning glare; indicating that he must not say anything else.
After all, Ru Shuang does have a reputation in the Capital, but it wasn’t actually a good reputation.
Although Ru Shuang was still clear as ice and clean as a jade, she was once a woman from the brothel.
After that night, the brothel was closed down for an unknown reason, but Ru Shuang’s name was still well known throughout the streets of the Capital.
Currently, Xiao Mu Zi opened his eyes wide and pointed his finger towards Le Yao Yao’s hand; indicating for her to release him.
Seeing this, Le Yao Yao finally released Xiao Mu Zi.
“Xiao Yao Zi, how do you know this Lady Ru Shuang? Isn’t she….from the brothel? I heard she looks as beautiful as a goddess!” Xiao Mu Zi whispered.
Since Xiao Mu Zi and Cook Li were both so nosy and curious, Le Yao Yao told them the entire story from that night. She paraphrased, of course.
After she was done, Le Yao Yao went to the backyard and told the guards that she was going out to briefly say hi to a friend. She will be back soon.
Although the rules in the Prince’s residence were strict, Le Yao Yao’s status was different. Since she was staying at Ya Feng Ge, it meant that the King of Hell really valued her. Hence, most of the people in the residence respected her.
At least, none of the servants dared to bully her.
The moment she appeared, Ru Shuang ran swiftly towards her.
“Brother Yao, you’re finally here!”
“Why are you here, Ru Shuang?”
Currently, the Sun was hanging high up in the air, and it was so hot that smoke was coming out of the ground.
Although Ru Shuang was standing underneath a tree, her face was flushed from the heat.
She truly looked so beautiful!
After hearing Le Yao Yao’s question, Ru Shuang was obviously nervous and shy. She lowered her little face and eyes, and her white hands were tightly grasping onto her clothes.
She timidly whispered, “I came to find you, brother Yao! Brother Yao promised to come visit me. But after three days, brother Yao never showed up. So, I….”
“Huh? Is that so?”
Hearing Ru Shuang’s words, Le Yao Yao appeared confused. Then, she thought deeply about what happened and realized she did make such a promise.
But that day, Le Yao Yao was only saying that to comfort Ru Shuang. After all, she wasn’t the actual owner of this body. She had no idea where Ru Shuang lived or where to find her.
Le Yao Yao felt really bad. After all, she made a promise yet she broke it. Based on Ru Shuang’s behaviour, she must have been waiting daily for her to visit!
And now, she had came to find her because she couldn’t wait any longer.
So now, Le Yao Yao had one hand on the back of her head as she apologized.
“Ummm, sorry. These days I’ve been really busy….”
“Brother Yao, there’s no need to apologize. I know brother Yao is very busy. B-but Ru Shuang just wanted to know whether brother Yao is doing well. That’s all. I-I’m going to go home now.”
This was no longer the past! Brother Yao has to work now. Obviously he had no time to spend time with her. It was her fault for being too anxious. What if brother Yao was mad?
Although Ru Shuang didn’t want to leave, she felt like she had no choice.
After all, it was difficult for her to see brother Yao again. She still had so much to say to him!
Ru Shuang couldn’t help but reveal the disappointment on her face.
Le Yao Yao couldn’t bear to see her like this.
“Perhaps, I can ask the chief manager to give me a day off to spend with you!?”
Ru Shuang turned around with tears in her eyes. She was beaming.
So, Le Yao Yao nodded and smile.
“Wait for me. I’m going to speak to the chief manager.”
“Mmm. Oh! I will wait for you, brother Yao!”