Chapter 63: The King of Hell’s sweetheart?
Now that Le Yao Yao had thought it through, she was no longer conflicted about serving the King of Hell daily. Instead, she was motivated and ate more rice than usual.
Although she didn't have to serve the King of Hell this morning, she still had work to do.
So after she stuffed her stomach with food and drinks, Le Yao Yao went back to the Prince's courtyard and began her tasks.
However, since she was Prince Rui's personal eunuch, she wasn't responsible for any of the hard labour around the area. Everyday, she only had to rub and clean the wooden tables and chairs, do some gardening and sweeping -the light loaded jobs.
After two hours later, Le Yao Yao had finished watering all the plants and flowers and wiped all the chairs and tables in the dining room.
The only place she had left to clean was the Study.
The moment Le Yao Yao pushed open the carved wooden door, she was caught in an awe.
The Study was huge and had countless amounts of books with all sorts of variety. Le Yao Yao was dazzled. The Study was practically a small scaled library!
First, she used the broomstick to swept the entire room. Then, she wrung a towel and wiped every item in the room.
However, since the Study was looked after daily, it was already quite clean. She didn't really have to do much. But Le Yao Yao figured since it was still rather early and the King of Hell was still at the Imperial Court, she might as well do something.
So after wiping all the big books and using the feather duster to get rid of all the dust, Le Yao Yao only had the desk to tidy.
There was only one desk in the Study. It was obvious that the desk was where the King of Hell would read each day. After all, on the desk was an ink slab with some dried ink in it. The King of Hell was probably writing something last night.
After Le Yao Yao was finished, she clapped her hands and was about to leave. She wanted to find a cool area to take a nap. Unexpectedly, just as she turned around, her feet knocked a wicker basket over. All the painting scrolls fell out. Le Yao Yao thought she was doomed.
Fortunately, she didn't shatter anything. She could calm down.
"Whew. Fortunately, they were all painting scrolls. If not, even if I get sold, I wouldn't even be able to afford it!"
Le Yao Yao held onto her beating heart as she muttered to herself. After all, all the antiques and jade artifacts were priceless. Simply a tiny flower vase was worth at least a couple hundred taels. If she accidentally knocked one over, who knows how many years she will need to work before she could afford a new one!
Thinking of this, Le Yao Yao immediately crouched down and put the wicker basket back in place. Then, one by one, she returned the painting scrolls into the basket.
However, as she picked up the last scroll, the painting was a bit spread out and revealed an image. It caught Le Yao Yao's eyes and evoked her curiosity.
So, Le Yao Yao slowly unfolded the scroll.
The first thing Le Yao Yao noticed was a thin waist. Then, a relatively flat chest; lastly the slender neck. Clearly, this painting was a woman in her prime.
Thinking of this, Le Yao Yao couldn't help but feel stunned.
"Eh? How come there is a painting of a woman in the King of Hell's Study? Didn't everyone say that the King of Hell doesn't like women? There aren't even any female servants here! Also, when he goes out, he doesn't allow any women to come near him. So why….? Could this woman be… his sweetheart?"
Le Yao Yao instantly revealed the entire painting to look at the woman's face. After all, this was the King of Hell's sweetheart. Big news!! After she sees this, she must tell Xiao Mu Zi all about it!
Who said the King of Hell didn't like women? I have proof right here!
The more Le Yao Yao thought about it, the more excited she became. Her eyes were filled with gleam of a paparazzi.
But just as she was about to look at the face, Heaven forbid her. A familiar hoarse and sexy voice echoed behind her –
"What are you doing?"
Le Yao Yao froze on the spot. Then, she didn't even dare to look at the painting as she swiftly rolled it back and stuffed it into the wicker basket.
Then, Le Yao Yao turned around and lowered her head in the standard servant pose as she respectfully bent her waist down to look at Prince Rui's feet.
"Servant wishes you well, Prince Rui."
Leng Jun Yu's pupils landed on the wicker basket. Le Yao Yao sensed Leng Jun Yu's direction of his gaze and began to panic. She was afraid Leng Jun Yu would misunderstand, so she rushed to explain.
"Err, earlier, servant accidentally knocked the wicker basket over. Servant did not see any of the items that were inside!"
After she was finished, she felt so stupid. Originally, she wanted to keep the fact hidden yet she exposed herself. Le Yao Yao had a look of despair on her face.
Leng Jun Yu had his arms crossed and a very calm expression. Deep down, he really wanted to grin because the little eunuch looked so anxious.
After all, he had nothing secretive inside the wicker basket. Even if "he" saw, it wasn't a big deal.
What he found amusing was how frantic the little eunuch was. It was as if he had committed a shameful deed.
Why was "he" such a chicken?
Didn't he beat the son of the Assistant Minister two days ago? How come when it comes to him, he always acts like a frightened little bunny?
Xiao bai tu! (Little bunny in Chinese)
Yeah! Xiao Bai Tu was a perfect name for "him"! He was a perfect fit.
Leng Jun Yu rubbed his chin as he narrowed his twinkling eyes mischievously.
The little eunuch was only up to his chest. He was so tiny. Not only that, his face was the size of his palm. Currently, "he" was blushing; his white skin had a flush of redness. He looked like a peach and it really enticed him to take a bite.
In addition, his eyes revealed his anxiety and fear. The way he was looking at him was like how a bunny would look at the big bad wolf!
Leng Jun Yu thought his analogy was very humourous and his smile deepened.
On the other hand, Le Yao Yao was freaking out on the inside. She didn't dare to say a word, and neither did she know what to say. All she did was lowered head as she fixedly stared at the tip of her shoes.
After all, whenever she had to face the King of Hell, all her courage would vanish instantaneously.
No wonder there was a saying that goes, "One object overcome another object". Perhaps, the King of Hell's existence was to overcome her.. (tl: LOL my mind just turned dirty! Wahahahaha)
While Le Yao Yao was lamenting, she suddenly felt a warm current entering her ear. She felt as if she had been shocked by lightning. Her entire body shook.
The metallic sexy voice spoke, "Is the Prince really that scary, Xiao Tu Zi?"
Le Yao Yao felt her mind turning blank. Then, Le Yao Yao's mouth nearly twitched.
X-Xiao Tu Zi?!
Was he calling her?
"Um..Prince Rui, servant is afraid you have mistaken. Servant's name is Xiao Yao Zi."
As Le Yao Yao spoke with her head lowered, she subconsciously took a step back. She wanted to keep a distance between her and the King of Hell.
In regards to Le Yao Yao's little movement, Leng Jun Yu raised his handsome brows and took another step forward.
The more Le Yao Yao wanted to distance herself, the more he wanted to advanced and get closer to "him"
In addition, the corner of his mouth had slowly curved into a smile.
But currently, Le Yao Yao's heart was beating like crazy. She didn't want Leng Jun Yu to get any closer. She had no idea what his facial expression was because she had no guts to look him in the eye!
Oh my goodness, what is wrong with the King of Hell? Why does he like to get so close whenever he talks? Doesn't he know how much pressure he gives others when he gets close?
If she had eggs right now, her eggs would be hurting (tl: lol I don't get it!?)
Even though Le Yao Yao hadn't spoken, Leng Jun Yu could guess everything. He smiled even wider.
"The Prince know your name is Xiao Yao Zi. But the Prince thinks the name Xiao Tu Zi is more suitable for you. So the Prince has bestowed the name Xiao Tu Zi to you. Are you satisfied?"