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Chapter 27: Irritated and mad
“Xiao Mu Zi, do I really have to go and serve that man? Can I not?”
“Oh my goodness, Xiao Yao Zi. Are you nuts? How can you refer the Prince as ‘that man’? That is so disrespectful! If the chief manager hears you, you’re going to be spanked!”
Xiao Mu Zi’s face turned pale because he was so afraid of Le Yao Yao’s words. He even reached over to cover her tiny mouth; as if he was afraid she would utter something inappropriate again.
After all, in this Palace, they were only little eunuchs. Their lives were worth the very least!
If they did something wrong, a small punishment would result in being spanked with a rod; a bigger punishment would be getting their heads chopped off.
Le Yao Yao made a “wu wu” sound since Xiao Mu Zi used forced to cover her mouth. Then, she aggressively pulled his hand away from her mouth as she rolled her eyes at him.
“Alright, alright. I know, ok? Damn, you have no guts!”
Le Yao Yao was a bit speechless. She didn’t think it was a big deal. She only called him, “that man”. Unless, the Prince wasn’t considered a man..!?
But Le Yao Yao knew Xiao Mu Zi had good intention. So, she didn’t want to continue arguing with him. With incredible speed, she got ready in the simplest way and put on a new eunuch costume.
Before she could eat breakfast, the chief manager’s serious face had already appeared in front of them.
He looked gloomy and annoyed; as if someone owed him money and hadn’t returned it.
In addition, his voice sounded as nasty and sharp as a male duck.
“Xiao Yao Zi, you are so fearless, eh? You’re a servant and you dare to sleep in even later than your master? You don’t want your brain, do you?!” the chief said his high pitched squeaky voice.
The chief manager’s words caused Le Yao Yao’s entire body to feel goose bumps. She sighed on the inside and was glad she hadn’t transported into a real eunuch’s body. If one day she ends up like him, she would rather die.
While Le Yao Yao was silently criticising the chief manager, Xiao Mu Zi was freaking out beside her. He noticed the solemn expression on the chief manager’s face and was anxious that he would punish Xiao Yao Zi. So, he instantly pulled the unwilling Xiao Yao Zi down to her knees as he pleaded in front of the chief manager.
“Chief manager, Xiao Yao Zi didn’t do it on purpose. “He” wasn’t feeling well, so he got up later than normal. Please forgive him this time, Chief manager!”
“Oh? Not feeling well? Is that so?”
The chief manager turned towards Xiao Yao Zi.
Although the chief manager was already over a half a century old, he was still a bright fellow. He only needed to take a glance to figure out what was going on; as if he could see through the entire person.
Le Yao Yao’s expression still looked forced and unwilling, but she didn’t want Xiao Mu Zi to worried. So she took his eye contact in consideration and lightly nodded her head to play along.
“Yes, your servant is really feeling unwell!”
But it wasn’t that her body was unwell, it was her heart! She was pissed!!
After all, she has been alive for 18 years. She had never ever gotten down on her knees for her parents. Yet, now, she was on her knees begging an old eunuch? How could her heart handle this?
Thinking of this, Le Yao Yao couldn’t help but started to loathe this dynasty that distinctly made such a big deal when it came to statuses and power.
Every little thing required her to get down on her knees. Her knees were turning black for all this kneeling!
The chief manager made a heavy, cold humph sound. His expression clearly showed he didn’t believe her. But this time, he didn’t purposely make any investigations. All he said was, “You can get away this time. But don’t think I can’t see through your little brain! Humph! Now hurry and go to the Prince’s residence to serve him! What are you waiting for?!”
The chief manager glared at her. Although Le Yao Yao was furious, she couldn’t really do anything about it. She was under the roof of someone else, so she had to bow down.
In this residence, aside from the Prince, the chief manager had the most power.
Rumours have said that the chief manager had been by the Prince’s side ever since he was little. The Prince respected him very much.
Thinking of this, Le Yao Yao tightly bit her lips and lowered her head and said, “Yes.” Then she got up right away and rushed to the Prince’s residence.
Using her memory from yesterday, Le Yao Yao arrived in no time.
Currently, it was early morning. The Sun had just risen from the East. The bright sunlight shone through the thick clouds and spread a warm golden light on top of the ground.
It was April. The weather wasn’t too cold or too hot. There was a nice cool breeze blowing around that made it very comfortable for those who were outside.
Although it was so early in the morning, the Prince’s residence was already getting packed.
All around, there were many maids travelling back and forth. In addition, there were many Imperial guards in armours patrolling around. The security in the Palace was intense. If she wanted to escape, it would be more difficult than reaching for the sky.
The more Le Yao Yao thought about it, the more hopeless and depressed she felt. By now, she was standing right in front of the door. It was as if mercury had been poured on her and she couldn’t take another step forward.
In the end, she took a quick look around from the corner of her eyes and saw the chief manager watching her from behind.
Seeing this, Le Yao Yao took a couple of deep breaths and courageously appeared brave and walked inside the building.
The room looked exactly the same as it did yesterday. All the bloodiness was gone and the limestone floor was super clean. You wouldn’t be able to tell such intense fighting had occurred.
When Le Yao Yao got to the exquisitely carved decorative door, she noticed it was closed. Though, it would only required a light push and she would be able to get in.
But thinking how she would have to face the unstable Prince Rui again, Le Yao Yao was feeling very hesitant.
Should she push open the door?
Or should she turn around and run?
Aiii, what a difficult decision…
After hesitating for a few moments, Le Yao Yao decided to accept her fate. She gritted her teeth and used both her hands to lightly push the door.
The door made a “yi ah” sound as it made friction with the ground.
Then, she tightened her fists as if she was about to fight an enemy and entered the room.
The moment she entered, the smell of sandalwood quickly entered her nose.
Le Yao Yao casually took a sniff and her eyes flickered.
After all, she was familiar with this scent. She had smelt this on his body before.
She took a quick glance around the room and her eyes immediately concentrated on one side.
The exquisite carved windows were widely open. Right outside was a huge outdoor pool.