To my dear readers,
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Chapter 18: The sound of flute in the middle of the night
Le Yao Yao left the room and carefully observed her surroundings using the light from the moon.
All she saw were rows of dormitories. They were all bungalows, and in front of the rooms was a piece of flat land. On the left side of the land was an open closet filled with eunuch uniforms.
On the right side, there was a well. Next to the well were rows of stone stools.
In comparison to Prince Rui’s residence this afternoon, there was a night and day difference.
The gap between the rich and the poor was truly unbelievable.
As Le Yao Yao thought about it, her urge to escape increased.
But she knew, based on her current abilities, there was no way she could escape.
First of all, she was penniless. Even if she managed to leave this place, where could she go?
Secondly, there were so many Imperial bodyguards patrolling around. It was absurd to believe she could slip away unnoticed.
So all she could do right now was wait!
She had to wait until she had some savings and figured out the area before she could leave.
Le Yao Yao was so caught up in her thoughts that she didn’t realized where she was going. By the time she snapped out of her faze, she had arrived in front of an elegant scenery that was luxuriously constructed within the courtyard.
In front of her were multi-storied buildings. Compare to daytime, the nighttime view made the atmosphere look much more fascinating and enchanting.
This was the first time Le Yao Yao experienced the night view of ancient buildings. It was very refreshing. Slowly, her sorrow vanished.
This was Le Yao Yao’s personality. Even if the sky fell on her, she would quickly accept the circumstances with good will.
Currently, she was completed fascinated by the scene in front of her. She was acting like a granny arriving into the city for the first time; everything was new and extraordinary to her.
But shortly after, Le Yao Yao felt an uncomfortable feeling.
She had been here for awhile now, yet there wasn’t a single person in sight?
Although it was late at night, there should be some people on night shifts, right?
Suddenly, the silent night was interrupted by a melodious sound of a flute.
The notes sounded like mist but not mist. It sounded like smoke but not smoke. It was extremely pleasant to listen to, but there was a sadness that was carried along with it…
It was such a beautiful evening, yet the music was filled with sorrow. It was making Le Yao Yao experience a turbulence of emotions. She couldn’t help but feel bad for the player.
Who on Earth could be feeling so sad? It was as if the flute was a voice; expressing its pain.
While she was thinking, Le Yao Yao slowly walked towards the music like she was being possessed.
The cold moonlight had enveloped the entire land. It made the environment appear very fresh and calm.
In front of her was a lovely garden.
The garden had many type of expensive flowers. As the wind blew, the fragrance of the flowers could be smelt all around.
On the right side was a clear lake that had little ripples.
Underneath the moonlight, the lake was emitting a silver ray of light. It was a breathtaking view.
Above the lake was an exquisite white jade pavilion. The music was coming from the pavilion.
So, Le Yao Yao had no choice but to slow down her steps.
Because there was a white cotton cloth hanging down from the pavilion. She couldn’t see the person inside and she had no idea who was playing the flute. So, she didn’t dare to self invite herself and interrupt.
Thus, Le Yao Yao found a clean spot on the grass and lied down. She placed her hands behind her head as a pillow and admired the gorgeous night sky while quietly listening to the touching music.