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Chapter 38: Two silver taels?
She had just arrived here. Plus, she had absolutely no recollection of this owner’s past. How the heck would she know how much this body was sold for?
So, the moment Le Yao Yao heard Xiao Mu Zi’s response, she was appalled. She couldn’t help but *pu* as she spat out all the vegetable soup from her mouth.
“What?! How much did you just say?!” She yelled.
“Aiya, Xiao Yao Zi! You want to die? You spat all over my face!”
Xiao Mu Zi used his handkerchief to wipe the soup off his face as he glared and grumbled at Le Yao Yao.
But Xiao Mu Zi realized that Le Yao Yao was different now. Ever since he had injured his head, he seemed to have forgotten a lot of things. So, he assumed Le Yao Yao had brain damage as he repeated his words once more.
“Two silver taels. When we were sold to the Prince’s residence, we were sold for two silver taels. Also, our contract is for three years!”
Xiao Mu Zi had his finger up the air as he explained.
Hearing Xiao Mu Zi’s words, Le Yao Yao’s mouth couldn’t help but twitch. She was speechless.
She couldn’t believe people here were so worthless. This body was only worth two silver taels?
The more she thought about it, the more Le Yao Yao thought the sky was going to squish her. Wu wu…what a sad life!
Xiao Mu Zi noticed her depressed Le Yao Yao looked, so he tried to comfort him.
“Xiao Yao Zi, don’t be like this. Did you forget? Although we were only worth two silver taels, within these three years, we get a monthly wage of one silver tael!”
“What?! Then logically speaking, I only need to work another month and I will have two silver taels. I wouldn’t have to sell my body no more, and I could leave this place?!”
Hearing Xiao Mu Zi’s words, the crestfallen Le Yao Yao immediately reacted as if she had been injected with chicken blood. She bounced off her seat and beamed excitedly.
After all, she didn’t want to remain in the Prince’s residence. Honestly, the King of Hell was too scary. Even though he hadn’t actually punished her, for some odd reasons, every time she saw him, she would feel fear raising up from her chest.
It was the type of feeling she got whenever she did poorly on a test; when her monstrous teacher would see her individually in the office as she mercilessly glared at her. The invisible form of pressure was the most daunting.
So, the moment she finds an opportunity, she will definitely leave!
Especially since she had transmigrated here, there was no question that she will tour around this country and observe all the natural conditions and social customs. Or else, it would be such a waste!!
Maybe during her travels, she will meet a super cute guy. And it would be love at first sight. Then, they could slowly degenerate in a river of love and live a fairytale-like life….
Le Yao Yao was imagining all sorts of wonderful scenarios in her head. Her eyes were sparkling!
Sadly, her dreams were lovely but the reality was harsh. Xiao Mu Zi’s following sentence was similar to throwing a basin of cold water over her head –
“Xiao Yao Zi, have you forgotten again? The agreement we signed clearly indicated that within these three years, even if we have enough to reclaim our bodies, it is compulsory we wait until after the three years before the contract can be terminated. This means, during these three years, we must know our places and do our jobs at the Prince’s residence.”Xiao Mu Zi honestly stated.
In actuality, if they were working in other places, this requirement wouldn’t be necessary. But Prince Rui’s residence was different simply because he was a big name in the Heaven Yuan dynasty.
From three years old to eighty years old, who didn’t know Prince Rui?!
Sadly, everyone also knew Prince Rui was ruthless and cruel because of his scattered fame.
So even though Prince Rui was already eighteen, no one dared to make any inquires. Matchmakers were terrified of coming into the residence.
After all, Prince Rui killed without blinking. Who in the right mind would want to marry him unless they wanted to die?
But aside from this, there was also another reason.
Prince Rui had a secret.
Although it was a secret, everyone knew about it. People just didn’t dare to openly talk about it. But it was a topic that would secretly be discussed behind closed doors.
Apparently, when Prince Rui was little, his biological mother abused him. As a result, he ended up becoming cold and unpredictable. In addition, he despised women!
As long as it’s a woman, she must be five steps away from him.
So, within the Prince’s residence, aside from the few kitchen aunties, there wasn’t a single maid in sight.
Xiao Mu Zi revealed all of this to Le Yao Yao quietly. Le Yao Yao was shocked.
Ohhh…turns out the unpredictable King of Hell had such a bad past.
She thought about his cold icy face. Although he looked intimidating, he was very handsome and gorgeous. When he was a child, he must have already been good looking too. Who would have the heart to abuse a child? And it was his biological mother?!
Thinking of this, Le Yao Yao felt more empathic towards the King of Hell.
But this wasn’t the time to feel sorry for him. Right now, she was super depressed because she found out she still had to stay here for another three years.
If she can’t escape, she might as well just work hard and slowly earn money. By the time she saved enough, three years later, she will be able to leave and live the life she wanted.
Le Yao Yao relaxed her frowning face and felt a bit better. After all, when the boat arrived at the pier, it will automatically straighten. She was the type of person who would find sweetness even in hardship.
Le Yao Yao nursed her emotions back on track and finished her meal.
Although the food wasn’t great, this body was going through puberty. She was already grateful she had something to eat.
Luckily for her, Cook Li secretly handed her and Xiao Mu Zi an egg on their way out of the cafeteria. Le Yao Yao had stood up for him, and he was forever thankful.
Seeing this, Le Yao Yao naturally accepted the egg. Her flat body needs all the nutrients it could get. Eating eggs was the best during this critical period!
After thanking Cook Li, Le Yao Yao went back to the Prince’s residence to work, while Xiao Mu Zi returned to the kitchen to help out.
Although the Prince’s residence appeared very strict, Le Yao Yao found out that as long as they finished their tasks, the rest of the time belonged to them.
Also, they were allowed to leave the residence! But first, they must get permission from the chief manager. Then, they will be given a pendant before they were allowed out.
So the moment Le Yao Yao finished doing all the cleaning, she ran to the kitchen to find Xiao Mu Zi. By now, Xiao Mu Zi had also finished his tasks. He was sitting underneath a tree enjoying the shade with the other eunuchs.
“Xiao Mu Zi, let’s go out and walk around!!”