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Chapter 43: They are from Prince Rui's residence!
"Aiya! So painful! Damn it! That son of a bitch! Does he have a heart of a bear and the courage of a leopard? How dare he beat me up?"
Shi Cheng was grimacing in pain as he covered his beaten face and cursed. His driver and bodyguard (2 in 1), Li Kui, realized something was wrong and came looking for him. When he saw Shi Cheng on the ground, he helped him up as he questioned, "Master, did you clearly see the faces of those who had attacked you?"
"Pssh. Are you an idiot? If I saw them, do you think I would still be standing here? I would have already sent people to raid houses and seized them!" Shi Cheng gritted his teeth as he rolled his eyes at Li Kui and screamed.
But after seeing Li Kui's fierce expression, he weakened his tone.
After all, this was the bodyguard that his father had spent a lot of money to hire. His father said he had committed too many offenses in the past, so he was concerned people would try to get revenge and hurt him. So, he decided to hire Li Kui to protect him.
Unexpectedly, those two ended up ambushing Shi Cheng outside of the toilets. Since he was caught off guard, he didn't even see their faces. There was no way he was going to swallow this down!
Shi Cheng was steaming mad because he couldn't capture them. He was so angry that he felt like he was going to explode.
Suddenly, at this moment, Li Kui noticed something. He bent down and picked up an item.
"Master, look at this. I think this might be from one of them."
"What is it?"
Li Kui handed the pendant to Shi Cheng. Shi Cheng lowered his head and read the word out loud.
"Master, you might not be aware, but this is the pendant that the servants of Prince Rui's residence use to exit and enter."
Unlike other residences, Prince Rui's residence was very heavily guarded. Those who wishes to enter or exit the residence must have the pendant.
Hearing this, Shi Cheng was instantly very emotional.
"Yes! It must be two of the servants from the Prince Rui's residence! Those bastards! They must have the heart of a bear and the courage of a leopard! How dare they beat me, Master Shi?! Let's go! I am going to find out who they are. They're not going to live!" He screeched.
Since Shi Cheng was so hysterical, he ended up hurting his wound around his mouth. Right now, he looked sinister.
However, Li Kui appeared a bit hesitant.
"Master, that is Prince Rui's official residence though. It's probably not a good idea if he knows we are searching through his residence…"
Hearing Li Kui's words, there was a flash of fear on Shi Cheng's face. After all, the entire Heaven Yuan dynasty knew how cruel and frightening Prince Rui was. Three years old would pee in their pants when they hear about him.
Even though he always used his dad's powers to get what he wanted, Shi Cheng was also afraid.
But despite being afraid of Prince Rui, his anger was stronger than his fear. This was the first time he had ever been beaten up.
"I don't care if he's Prince Rui. Just because it's him, you think I will let his servants get away? There is no way I am going to swallow this down! Let's go! We'll bring my guards with me!"
Le Yao Yao had no idea trouble was brewing her way. She was already back at the Prince's residence.
Earlier, she somehow lost her pendant. She almost couldn't get back into the residence. Luckily, the chief manager was also out at the time. So, the chief manager saw them and allowed them back in. But she naturally couldn't avoid the huge lecture from him.
Next time, it will be much harder for her and Xiao Mu Zi to leave the residence.
But Le Yao Yao didn't want to stress over that right now. She quickly rushed back into the Prince's room.
The moment she thought about seeing the King of Hell again, her heart started to become unstable.
She didn't want to freak out, so she kept herself busy. She recalled the chief manager had mentioned that the Prince enjoyed drinking a specific type of tea from the Hunan district. So, she hastily grabbed the cinnabar pot and boiled the water to steep the tea.
When the guards called out 'The Prince has returned', Le Yao Yao had already finished steeping the tea.
She could hear the steady footsteps approaching closer and closer towards her direction. Le Yao Yao's heart began to beat faster and faster.
Soon, the familiar figure stepped through the carved doors and entered the room in huge strides.
Le Yao Yao could see this from behind the screen. Prince Rui had already sat down on the sandalwood chair.
With great difficulty, Le Yao Yao swallowed her saliva as her pupils revealed her anxiety.
Although she really didn't want to, ultimately, she accepted her misfortunes and slowly carried the tray of tea out from behind the screen and walked towards the respectable Prince.
"Well Prince, oh oh, no no, I mean, I wish you well, Prince!" She stammered.
Since she was overly nervous, Le Yao Yao's words were backwards.
Originally, Prince Rui had one hand over his face with his eyes closed. But now, he had slowly opened his eyes as he gazed at the eunuch standing next to him.
The little eunuch's face was flushed, and his beautiful eyes couldn't hide his anxiety. His watery eyes made him looked like a frightened sika deer; so adorable and pitiful.
For some strange reason, the moment he saw this little eunuch, Leng Jun Yu's frustrations immediately vanished.
Earlier today, while he was in the Imperial Court, he found out that due to drought by the Xijiang river, many farmlands were dried up and the farmers had no harvest. Rebellion was starting to happen amongst the people.
In addition, around the south river side, there had been extreme flooding the past few days. Many citizens drowned and a lot of them were homeless now. The bad news just kept coming.
All the government officials had a huge discussion on how to solve these problems, but they couldn't figure out a solution. The Emperor was furious, and everyone was alarmed. In the end, the Emperor gave them a deadline of three days. They must find a solution for these issues or they will have to bring him their heads.
Leng Jun Yu was mentally stressed. After all, the Heaven Yuan dynasty belonged to them -The Leng Clan. He didn't want to see the citizens suffering from famine, homelessness, and poverty. Currently, he was very agitated.
But seeing this little eunuch was like experiencing a warm spring breeze over clear creek water. It was as if seeing him would make all his stresses go away.
The moment he came to this realization, Leng Jun Yu was shocked. But his face remained calm. He looked indifferent.
Obviously, Le Yao Yao had no idea what was going through Leng Jun Yi's mind. So when she saw Prince Rui looking up at her, she almost knocked over the tea.
It took her a lot to act calm as she took a deep breath. Then, she lifted the corners of her mouth as she straightened her back and whispered.
"P-Prince Rui, please drink tea…"
Prince Rui lightly responded. But the nasal sound he made from nose sounded so freaking sexy. It was so seductive that Le Yao Yao was no longer scared. Now, she was just sighing on the inside.
Humans were truly strange animals. She was clearly scared out of her mind; yet, this man also had some type of magical powers that made her magnetically attracted to him. She couldn't help but secretly admired him.