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Chapter 2: Serving Prince Rui
Le Yao Yao was scared and unwilling, but she was the type of person that would be fine even if the sky fell on her. In no time, her fearful heart was distracted by the beautiful ancient architecture around her.
“Oh my goodness! This is so beautiful!” Le Yao Yao exclaimed in surprise. Her shining bright eyes revealed curiosity and delight. In addition, her mouth was wide open. Her excitement was very evident.
Thinking back, in the past, she had always enjoyed looking at ancient architecture. Back then, she thought about going to see the Forbidden City in Beijing, but surprisingly, she ended up here before doing so.
Although she had never been to the Forbidden City, this magnificent Palace was probably even more luxurious than the real thing!
Everywhere she looked, she was surrounded by red brick wall. The stairs leading up to the buildings and balconies were layer upon layer. Due to the size and the design, it gave off an extremely intimidating and powerful aura.
Currently, it was noon. The Sun was shining above everyone’s heads. Based on the weather, it was probably around April to May. The cool breeze felt very nice.
The lovely sunshine spilled out like yellow coloured glass and emitted a breathtaking view.
In the meantime, many servants were passing through the Imperial garden. All of them moved courteously and properly. They were clearly trained to represent the Royal family.
Le Yao Yao was so immersed by the scenery that she was caught off guard when she realized she was already in the kitchen.
The Imperial kitchen was huge. Since it was noon, it was like a madhouse inside.
But the moment Xiao Mu Zi softly asked his question, the entire kitchen turned silent. It was so quiet that if a needle fell onto the ground, it could be heard.
“Big brother Li, is Prince Rui’s meal ready?”
Following Xiao Mu Zi’s question, everyone stopped what they were doing and turned their attention towards Xiao Mu Zi.
“Xiao Mu Zi, today…it’s your turn to serve the Prince?!” stammered big brother Li, the cook. He widened his eyes and appeared to be in shock. He looked at Xiao Mu Zi in a pitiful manner.
“No, no, no.. it’s not me. It’s Xiao Yao Zi…” Xiao Mu Zi turned pale as he denied.
Now, everyone turned their exaggerated expression towards Le Yao Yao.
Le Yao Yao felt a huge amount of pressure from all their pitiful looks. She couldn’t help but shrink her neck.
Hey, stop looking at me like that. You guys look like I’m about to get executed!
The moment big brother Li knew it was Le Yao Yao’s turn to serve Prince Rui, he immediately shook his head and sighed. Then, he suddenly cut off a delicious looking drumstick and shoved it in front of Le Yao Yao.
“Here. Originally, I was saving this for myself. But you’re about to…. aiiii, I’ll let you have it!”
“Really? Thank you so much!”
The savory drumstick was causing Le Yao Yao to drool. Prior to this, she was already so hungry that her stomach wouldn’t stop growling.
Thus, she didn’t even think twice as she started to ferociously devour the drumstick.
Seriously? She didn’t think the Ancient era had such a high quality drumstick. This was probably comparable to a five-star dish!
Le Yao Yao was thoroughly enjoying herself when she wanted to thank the chubby big brother Li once more. But before she could say another word, she heard big brother Li muttering to himself. She felt like she was being shocked by lightning –
“Aiii, eat at peace. After this meal, I’m not sure if you will live to eat another….”