To my dear readers,
Sorry! I was going to release this yesterday but I couldn’t finish translating and this chapter had terrible Chinese syntax so it took me forever to reword the sentences. -_-” My mom kept telling me to hurry up. She says you guys are going to get fed up with how slow I am and abandoned me. T___T. (Hehe, but I know you guys will keep reading if you like the story! ^^) Anyhow, Le Yao Yao is going to complain about her small chest many times. lol get used to it! 😉 (But if her chest was bigger, she would be exposed -_-)
“To the Imperial Court!”
Since Leng Jun Yu had made a command, no one wanted to waste any more time. The horse made a long hiss and off to the Imperial Court it went.
The crisp sound of the wheels turning continued for awhile before it slowly faded away.
Now that the horse carriage was no longer in sight, Le Yao Yao’s uneasy heart could finally relax.
After releasing a loud sigh, Le Yao Yao took out her hand to wipe off the sweats on her forehead. She felt lucky.
According to Xiao Mu Zi, when the King of Hell was at the Imperial Court, she was free to do her own thing.
That was because there were already four Imperial guards protecting Prince Rui when he was at the Imperial Court. By the time the Prince returned, it would be after sunset. So, as the Prince’s personalized eunuch, she only had to serve him in the morning and night time.
Thinking of this, Le Yao Yao replaced her anxious face with a smile.
But the moment she turned around, she was faced with the enraged face of the chief manager. Le Yao Yao’s heart instantly thumped. She knew her bad luck was not yet over.
“Xiao Yao Zi, you sure have a lot of nerves!”
The chief manager squealed in his duck-like voice. It was piercing to the ears, and his stern tone gave her shivers.
She knew the old eunuch was already steaming from anger awhile ago. Although she wanted to protest, she was currently living underneath someone else’s roof. So she had no choice but to bow down.
It looks like she wouldn’t be able to avoid getting spanked by the rod this time.
Le Yao Yao’s heart was howling in grief. The chief manager wouldn’t stop lecturing her.
His horrible sharp voice wouldn’t stop buzzing in her ears. In addition, the chief manager was spraying his saliva all over her face as he spoke. She was so grossed out.
The chief manager wouldn’t stop. By now, Le Yao Yao had lost track of time. Her legs were numb from standing and she had forgotten how many times she had given respect to the old eunuch’s ancestors in her mind.
Perhaps, the chief manager was finally tired. He paused for a moment. Then, he gave Le Yao Yao a killer glare as he squealed, “Xiao Yao Zi, do you admit you’re wrong!?”
“Yes. This servant knows he is wrong!” Psssh as if!
Could the chief manager be a practitioner of some qigong (breathing exercises)? He was still talking. Perhaps he wasn’t tired, but she was done standing.
So the minute the chief manager asked her the question, Le Yao Yao nodded like a garlic being pound. She just wanted to get it over with.
Spank me with the rod! Stop talking so much shit!
Le Yao Yao thought to herself. She had already mentally prepared for the spanking anyway.
At least, after she gets spanked, she could use the injury as an excuse as to why she couldn’t serve the Prince. Then, she no longer had to see the King of Hell! What a brilliant plan!
The King of Hell’s personality was too unstable and unpredictable. She would rather be spanked than to see him.
But the chief manager could naturally see through Le Yao Yao’s thoughts.
Based on the earlier incident, if it were anyone else, he would have definitely spanked the eunuch.
But unfortunately, if he spanked Le Yao Yao, there wouldn’t be a last minute replacement to take his place. After all, there were way too many horrifying rumours about the Prince.
As he thought to himself, the chief manager couldn’t help but exhale.
He had watched the Prince grow up. He was very clear of the Prince’s temper.
Prince Rui wasn’t actually evil and cold blooded as the world made him appear to be. On the contrary, he was a person that was cold on the outside but warm on the inside…
The chief manager felt hopeless as he waved a hand at the little eunuch whom had his head lowered.
“This time I’m letting you go. But if it happens again, you’re definitely getting punished!”
That’s it? She didn’t have to get spanked?!
Hearing the chief manager’s words, Le Yao Yao lifted her head up. Her eyes revealed her disbelief.
Originally, she thought there was no way she could avoid getting hit this time..
But not only was she spared from getting spanked, due to the dishes she had prepared earlier, she was rewarded. Apparently, Prince Rui already ate more today compared to the past few days. So, on top of allowing Cook Li to stay, the Prince also rewarded the three of them with a silver tael each.
When she received the tiny silver tael, Le Yao Yao examined it horizontally and vertically. She briefly weighed it in her hands and couldn’t help but scrunched her brows. She made a pouty mouth as she loudly lamented.
“A silver tael, the Prince is such a cheap ass!”
What can she even buy with a silver tael?
Hearing Le Yao Yao’s statement, Xiao Mu Zi, who was sitting across from her, spat out all the vegetable soup he had inside his mouth. Fortunately, Le Yao Yao reacted fast enough and avoided it. Or else, her face would have been covered in spat soup!
Remember, earlier the chief manager had already spat all over her face with his spit. She didn’t want to be spat twice, okay?!
“Xiao Mu Zi, what the hell!?”
Le Yao Yao angrily glared at Xiao Mu Zi.
It was currently lunch time. All the servants had gone off to eat in the cafeteria.
But in the ancient times, there were clear distinct social class differences. Even though it was only a cafeteria, there were different levels.
For instance, the chief manager was a big shot here. Aside from the Prince himself, he had the most authority.
Hence, the chief manager had the privilege to eat his own meal in his room.. In addition, he had a variety of choices!!
Aside from the chief manager, there were also a few other management people. They each had their own departments and subordinates.
For those people, they eat in another room. Their dishes were also quite decent. They had fish, meat, vegetables, and even pork bone soup.
In comparison, the other servants’ meals were quite poor.
Especially for the newbies like Le Yao Yao and Xiao Mu Zi. They have only entered the residence for a month.
As a result, their level was the lowest on the scale. Hence, their meals were the worse of the worse.
They get a bowl of vegetable soup, two steamed buns, and a plate of “so called” shredded pork with veggies. But in reality, finding a piece of shredded meat in the veggies was harder than climbing the sky.
Luckily, rice was unlimited. As long as they weren’t full, they could add more.
The meals weren’t great during her school years, but in comparison, Le Yao Yao wanted to burst into tears.
Especially because this body still had to go through puberty. If she ate this type of food on a daily basis, when will her A cup turn into a C cup again?!
Not only that, she had short legs and arms. She felt like a bean. When will she be able to grow?! She doesn’t want to be a dwarf, okay?
So, when the chief manager gave her a silver tael, Le Yao Yao felt sorry for herself. She needed more nutrients for her boobs! How many eggs and papayas could she buy with a silver tael?!
Unexpectedly, when she complained, Xiao Mu Zi reacted very dramatically.
But you can’t blame her. Le Yao Yao was quite new. She didn’t know what the norms were around here. She had no idea how much a silver tael was worth to eunuchs. It was actually a very generous amount.
“Xiao Yao Zi, did you injure your head from your fall? Don’t you remember how much we were sold to work here!?”
Xiao Mu Zi’s eyes were wide open as he stared and exclaimed in alarm.
Le Yao Yao wasn’t affected by Xiao Mu Zi’s exaggerated response, she was calmly drinking her soup. She shook her head as she honestly replied, “I don’t remember!” (end of Ch.50 raws)