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Chapter 35: You may stay
Le Yao Yao was totally unaware of other people’s tense reactions.
Because all her focus was on Leng Jun Yu.
Although she really wanted to leave this residence, she was honestly proud of her cooking. If she didn’t even get a single praise for her work, her heart will not be able to rest.
The truth was, Le Yao Yao was a very competitive person!
As for Leng Jun Yu, he didn’t seem to have much of a reaction when Le Yao Yao got closer to him. All he did was lightly tilt his head down and watched as she stuffed his bowl full. When he looked up, he was faced with her optimistic expression.
Immediately, it was as if something triggered within him and his eyes flickered.
Then, under everyone’s shocking eyes, he ate everything that Le Yao Yao had put in his bowl. He didn’t leave a single piece!
“Prince Rui, how is the taste? Do you like it?”
Le Yao Yao intensely looked at Leng Jun Yu as he took his last bite. Then, he elegantly used the corner of the handkerchief to wipe his mouth.
Currently, the scenario made it look like Le Yao Yao was a child hoping to get a praise from an adult.
After Le Yao Yao’s question, everyone else turned their attention onto the graceful man once more.
After all, one word from the Prince could change the fate of many people!
Cook Li was so anxious that he was holding his breath. The Prince’s response will determine whether he will be able to continue feeding his family.
Despite being the centre of attention, Leng Jun Yu’s face remained calm. He took a casual glance at Le Yao Yao and appeared less cold.
His red lips were still shut, and he didn’t immediately respond to Le Yao Yao. Instead, he took the tea cup from the chief manager and slowly opened the lid to blow on the tea leaves. Then, he took a small sip…
Leng Jun Yu’s smooth and refined actions were incomparable. His noble aura was naturally revealed. Observing him was a pleasure.
If it was before, Le Yao Yao would definitely continue admiring the man’s every move and action. But right now, she felt like Prince Rui was testing her patience.
The more uncomfortable everyone appeared, the calmer he seemed to be. Le Yao Yao was already overly restless. As for Cook Li, his clothes had been long been soaked in sweat.
Unknown amounts of time had passed before the respectable man finally finished his tea. He gazed at Le Yao Yao and opened his thin lips.
“Mm.. not bad. It’s not the best, but it meets my standards. I’ll give you a pass.”
Although Leng Jun Yu’s words were not as good as she had anticipated, his words indicated that Cook Li could stay.
Hearing this, all the anxious expressions were instantly replaced with smiles and joy.
“Thank you, Prince Rui. Thank you! Your servant promises to do his very best from now on! Thank you…!” Cook Li exclaimed.
Cook Li was so touched that he wouldn’t stop bowing. Leng Jun Yu only made a light hmm sound as he waved his hand; indicating it was time for them to leave.
Cook Li and Xiao Mu Zi rapidly took all the leftover dishes and retreated.
Based on the colour of the sky, it was time for the Prince to attend the Imperial Court. Leng Jun Yu stood up and patted to straighten his clothes. Then, he didn’t take another look at Le Yao Yao as he took huge strides out the door.
Once he was outside, there was already a luxurious carriage waiting for him.
Le Yao Yao was standing right behind Leng Jun Yu. When she arrived at the entrance of the Prince’s residence, she was instantly captivated by the horse carriage.
There was a ruby on each corner of the carriage. The exterior was made with top-notched black sandalwood. In addition, the curtains had golden tassels hanging down from it. A light breeze made the curtains sway and underneath the sunlight, the entire carriage appeared to be sparkling. So lavish!
No wonder people say that those born under royalty were blessed from several lives. It was only a carriage, yet the most expensive materials were already used. Regardless where it goes, everyone would stare with envy!
Not to mention, the horse that was leading the carriage was superb. Although Le Yao Yao had very limited knowledge of horses, she could tell it was a high quality horse based on its physical appearance.
It looked very sturdy and its pupils were alert. It obviously wasn’t a typical horse.
The ancient times was definitely not as developed at the modern times. But based on the luxuriousness of the carriage, if it was transported into the modern era, it would definitely be on the same level as a Lamborghini!
Le Yao Yao was caught in an awe. She stared again and noticed a few Imperial guards standing behind the carriage. They all carried blades around their waists.
All the Imperial guards were in heavy armour, and their expressions were cold and solemn. They could compete with their boss!
While Le Yao Yao was deep in thought, someone violently nudged one side of her shoulder. It caused her to snap out of her daze and turned around. She was faced with the chief manager’s stern warning glare.
“Why are you still standing around stupidly? Go and serve the Prince!” He squealed.
“What? How am I supposed to serve him now?”
Hearing the chief manager’s words, Le Yao Yao was confused.
He had to enter the carriage. Then enter it? Duh.. what was she supposed to do?
Hearing Le Yao Yao’s response and seeing her foolish expression made the chief manager look even more smug.
“You’re such a stupid servant! The horse carriage is so high. How do you expect the Prince to enter? Clearly, you have to crouch down and let him step on you!”
Le Yao Yao’s eyes widened as she thought to herself, “How humiliating!”
She had seen this done on TV before, but that was TV!! She was a 21st century new human being. She was accustomed to living in equality, ok? Being a servant already made her feel wronged. Now, she had to crouch down and allow someone step on her back to enter a carriage?!
Are you kidding me?! No way!
She was a person. She had dignity and pride! If they were going to beat her or chop off her head, then so be it!
Perhaps, after she’s dead, she would be transmigrated back to the present!
Le Yao Yao had a determined expression on her face even though the chief manager looked like he was about to kill her.
But hidden underneath her sleeves, her hands were tightly clenched into fists..
After all, she was quite afraid of death…
..especially when she saw Prince Rui walking towards the luxurious carriage. Le Yao Yao felt like her heart was hanging by her throat.
The chief manager was so furious that he was gritting his teeth as he cursed. This wretched servant! The Prince is about to enter the carriage and “he” is still standing here doing what?!
Thinking of this, the chief manager was so mad that he shoved Le Yao Yao’s back without thinking. (end of Ch.46 raws)