To my dear readers,
The Dao of Tea part made me laugh! Haha. This chapter was very formal AGAIN. You can kind of tell. I swear, the author wants to write poetry or something. -_-” Anyhow, don’t blame me for the cliffs! Haha. In a few chapters, Le Yao Yao is going to be massaging Prince Rui’s leg… and THAT IS GOING TO BE HILARIOUS. (You guys will have to wait a bit to get there because as you all know, it takes me forever to translate).
P.S. If you are dying from the anticipation, read Kiki’s translations of “Bewitching Prince Spoils His Wife”! I recently found out we’re both from the same city! ❤ And she reads my translations too! Hehe. We translate similar type of stories. 😉 She already has over 170 chapters so what are you waiting for? (Haha. I’m going to promote other translators to distract you guys) You can read Kiki’s translations
Chapter 44: She was caught!
After Le Yao Yao handed the tea over to Prince Rui, she took a step back and obediently waited on the side. But within a few seconds, she couldn't help but sneak a few secretive looks at the handsome man next to her.
Although a day had already gone by, he still looked extremely well-groomed and clean.
His white robe was billowing and his hair looked like black silk. His looks were God-level; exceptional and matchless.
Even the way he removed the lid so gently was as beautiful as a stunning painting.
All of Le Yao Yao's fear were now replaced by astonishment.
Holy moly! A beauty was truly a beauty. Even the way he drinks tea looks graceful! Too bad he is so cold!
While Le Yao Yao was exclaiming on the inside, suddenly, Prince Rui spoke up. He was enjoying his tea at the moment, but it was as if he had eyes on top of his head; he didn't even have to look at Le Yao Yao to know she was peeking at him.
So he opened his red lips and out came his low, raspy voice.
"Do you know what type of water is best for steeping tea?"
Le Yao Yao was caught off guard. She didn't expect this type of question. But she thought of an answer right away and responded, "Above the mountains; within the river; beneath the well."
"You know the Dao of Tea?" (LOL)
Hearing Le Yao Yao's response, Prince Rui raised his sword-liked brows as his pupils flashed.
Initially, he was just asking randomly. He didn't expect the little eunuch to be able to respond.
He was quite impressed and shocked by his answer!
As for Le Yao Yao, she noticed Leng Jun Yu didn't look displeased, so she felt a breath of relief and smiled.
"I do not understand the Dao of Tea. I just read books from time to time."
In her previous life, her dad was one of those China's newly rich. Aside from reeking of metal, he was also very into tea. As the saying goes, "Proximity to pitch makes you black", she gradually ended up enjoying tea as well.
Whenever they had time, she would sit in the garden with her dad and steep a pot of kungfu tea*. He would be on the phone doing business, while she would be on the phone playing a fantasy game killing mythical creatures. Those days were so free..
Sigh. Sadly, those days could only be memories now..
While Le Yao Yao was reminiscing her past, Prince Rui's voice entered her ears once more. He suspiciously asked, "Read? You are literate? The chief manager told me you come from a very poor background. How would you learn how to read?"
Prince Rui's questions had always been quite surface level, but now he was digging up the roots. Le Yao Yao's eyes flickered and she was so nervous that her scalp was turning numb.
Her heart was a bit unstable. He was a magnificent Prince, yet he asked about the background of a little eunuch?
But Le Yao Yao's shock only lasted for a moment. She quickly thought of the reason.
The Prince may be powerful and had authority, but he had so many enemies! It was probably for safety measures that he wanted to do a background check on her. After all, she was the eunuch that was supposed to personally serve him for a month. They must know what they were dealing with!
After coming up with this conclusion, Le Yao Yao lowered her eyes and pretended to be a respectable and humble servant.
"To respond to the Prince, this servant's background is poor. But fortunately, my next door neighbour was a teacher. I would help the teacher out with some daily tasks, and whenever he had time, he would teach this servant to read."
Le Yao Yao tried to make her voice sound as calm as possible, but deep down, her heart was pounding like thunder and her back was soaked from sweat.
After all, she was lying straight to the King of Hell. She was risking her head!
Honestly, she didn't know anything about the past of this body. She only heard from Xiao Mu Zi that she came from a very poor family. Since that was all she knew, she had to make up a story.
There was no way the Prince was going to check, right?!
Leng Jun Yu remained silent and didn't look at Le Yao Yao anymore. Instead, he lowered his head to sample the tea. After he swallowed the entire cup, he slowly placed the teacup on the carved table next to him.
Seeing this, Le Yao Yao stepped forward to take the teacup away. Unexpectedly, at this time, chief manager had stormed into the room.
Normally, the chief manager's face was stern and unflustered. But right now, he looked stressed and anxious. Leng Jun Yu could see his expression from the corner of his eyes. He opened his red lips and asked in his low voice, "Chief manager, what is it?"
"Prince Rui, it is assistant minister's son. He said our servants beat him up today. So now he is standing outside with a bunch of his subordinates. He says he is going to get them."
Leng Jun Yu's face remained emotionless. It was impossible to tell what he was thinking. But he had a smirk on his face as he coldly laughed; causing the weather around him to drop a few degrees.
"Hmm! The assistant minister's eldest son? That spoiled brat? He has the courage to come to my residence, eh? He sure has guts."
Leng Jun Yu grinned coldheartedly. Then, he paused and asked. "Do you know who were the ones that beated him?"
"Master Shi said he didn't see them clearly. He said he was beaten with a sack over his head. But even though he didn't see their faces, he found a pendant of ours."
"Oh? So, who exited the residence today?"
The chief manager didn't immediately speak. But he lifted his eyes towards the direction of Le Yao Yao. Currently, Le Yao Yao was dumbstruck. She looked like a wooden chicken.
Leng Jun Yu gazed towards the direction the chief manager was staring.
Le Yao Yao felt like the sky was going to fall on her. After all, she never though Master Shi would discover it was her. She knew she lost her pendant, but she thought she had dropped it at a corner somewhere. It didn't occur to her that Master Shi would have found it and come rushing here to seize her.
Oh God! What was she supposed to do now?!
Le Yao Yao was so scared that her face instantly turned white.
Especially because she could sense two people staring at her direction. Their eyes were sharp like swords and caused her entire body to stiffen. Her hands loosen and *clang* she dropped the first-rate chinaware and it shattered into pieces. That crispy sound was very noticeable in this silence…
Seeing this, Prince Rui narrowed his eyes as he slightly opened his heartless lips and spoke in his magnetic voice that was comparable to a poisonous enchanting poppy. His words gave her goose bumps –
"It was you!" (end of Ch.64 raws)
*There is actually something called the kungfu tea. It is actually very popular. I don't know why it's called that, but it has nothing to do with kungfu.