Chapter 122: Spending time with Ru Shuang and her mother
Le Yao Yao told the chief manager she had some urgent reasons to leave the residence. The chief manager didn’t say anything so Le Yao Yao successfully managed to attain the exit pendant. Then, she changed her clothes and left.
Currently, it was around 1pm. Since it was extremely hot, there weren’t many people out walking around on the streets.
Le Yao Yao was no exception. She didn’t want to roam around the streets either. So after purchasing the medicine Ru Shuang needed to buy for her mother, Le Yao Yao bought some fruits on her own and followed Ru Shuang to her home.
Ru Shuang’s home was quite a distance from Prince Rui’s residence. It was nearly a two hour walk.
By the time they had arrived at their destination, Le Yao Yao’s back was drenched from sweat. Ru Shuang was also in a similar state. But when she saw how Le Yao Yao was sweating profusely, she disregarded everything and used her own handkerchief to help Le Yao Yao wipe her forehead.
“Brother Yao, you must be exhausted. Please come in and drink some tea!”
Le Yao Yao felt kind of awkward getting such a treatment from a beauty. So, she reached her hand over to take the handkerchief from Ru Shuang to do it herself.
Unexpectedly, she accidentally ended up grabbing Ru Shuang’s hand.
Ru Shuang acted as if she had been struck by lightning. Her entire body bounced away.
Uh…ok? She didn’t do anything that crazy right? How come Ru Shuang had such a huge reaction?
Perhaps Ru Shuang also realized she had overreacted. So, her cheeks turned pink and she lowered her little face and no longer dared to make eye contact with Le Yao Yao.
“Brother Yao, please enter.” She whispered.
Le Yao Yao assumed Ru Shuang was just a shy, reserved girl from the ancient times. A light touch of the hand was enough to turn her face red.
The moment they entered, to the left were some emerald green bamboos that were swaying lightly with the hot breeze. It gave off a refreshing type of feel.
On the right were some camillia. Camillia have a long lifespan. They bloom until May. So currently, the flowers were still very enchanting and its scent was in the air whenever the wind blew.
After taking a look at Ru Shuang’s home, the sound of a person coughing could be heard from within.
“Ru Shuang, are you home?”
“Yes, mother! Also, brother Yao is here too!”
A moment later, a thin woman appeared in front of Le Yao Yao. The woman looked like she was in her thirties and was wearing a dark red long skirt. In addition, her hair was worn in a bun like a married woman.
She looked pale and sick, but was still very beautiful.
Aside from the slight wrinkle around the corners of her eyes, her facial features were 70-80% similar to Ru Shuang’s!
“Ahhhh. It’s Yao-zi! Hurry and come in! Earlier, Ru Shuang said she was going to go find you. I didn’t believe her. Surprisingly, you’re actually here! Auntie is going to make you your favourite pastries!”
So Le Yao Yao spent the afternoon chatting with Ru Shuang’s mother while Ru Shuang was helping the two pour tea. From time to time, she would also enter the conversation as well. All of them had a great time.
In no time, the afternoon was over.
Le Yao Yao could tell that the Sun was going to set soon. So she stood up to leave.
Although Ru Shuang didn’t want to say goodbye, she knew Le Yao Yao had to go. Plus, it was a two hours walk back!
So she said, “Brother Yao, let me walk you out!”
Originally, Le Yao Yao wanted to refuse, but when she saw how determined Ru Shuang appeared, she could only say yes.
Currently, Le Yao Yao and Ru Shuang were strolling as the Sun was setting. The red Sun made their shadows very long.
Since it was getting late, it was no longer hot like the daytime. There was a light, comfortable breeze and it improved Le Yao Yao’s mood drastically.
“Brother Yao, I had such a great time today! I haven’t been so happy in such a long time. Of course….my mother was also very happy too. Thank you for spending so much time with us. My mother actually really likes you, brother Yao! So I hope you can come over more often. Of course, if brother Yao is busy, then it’s okay….”
“Haha, I had a lot of fun too. If I have time in the future, I’ll come visit you and auntie more often!”
Ru Shuang’s eyes lit up as she beamed.
Seeing this, Le Yao Yao also smiled and nodded. Then, she looked at the sky and said, “Alright, it’s getting late. Hurry and head home! I have to go too!”
“Ok! Take care, brother Yao!”
Ru Shuang enthusiastically waved her hand before slowly turning and walking away.
Le Yao Yao was beginning to increase her pace. After all, it was not a short walk!
But the moment she remembered that Ya Feng Ge was empty, Le Yao Yao couldn’t help but feel disappointed.
Ai, why was she so down?
It was better not to think. She should just hurry back!
Unexpectedly, in less than 20 metres or so, she suddenly heard a fearful scream from behind her.
It was a very familiar scream.
It was –
Le Yao Yao immediately turned around and ran towards the source of the sound.