Chapter 68: Prince Rui was stressed
When Le Yao Yao finally woke up, she felt her throat burning. It was as if her throat was being seared in an iron cooking pot. If no water was going to be added, it was going to flare up.
Her throat caused her to cough vigorously. Luckily, at this moment, someone gently lifted her up and attentively fed her some salt water. Le Yao Yao felt like she was reborn.
She blinked her heavy eyes and still felt rather weak. However, her consciousness had returned.
"Xiao Mu Zi…." Le Yao Yao whispered.
"Wuwu, it's amazing. It's honestly amazing…Xiao Yao Zi, you're finally awake! Oh God. Praise God! Do you know you almost scared me to death?! Wuwu…." cried Xiao Mu Zi.
The moment Xiao Mu Zi heard Le Yao Yao calling him, he burst into tears. After all, he was only sixteen years of age. He was still a child! How could he handle something so traumatic?!
The moment Le Yao Yao saw Xiao Mu Zi's tear stained face, her nose tingled and a layer of mist began to cover her pupils.
She felt touched as she recalled Xiao Mu Zi's heart wrenching screams during her near death experience. After all, in this world, Xiao Mu Zi cared about her the most.
"Xiao Mu Zi, I'm fine?! Don't cry anymore."
Xiao Mu Zi's tears made Le Yao Yao's heart ache. Although this body was around Xiao Mu Zi's age, in her previous life, she was a few years older. So from the beginning, she treated Xiao Mu Zi as if he was her younger brother.
After comforting Xiao Mu Zi, Le Yao Yao remembered a very important question. Who saved her?
Just prior to losing consciousness, she recalled the fire was huge. The kitchen was about to collapse at any moment. At the time, the situation was very grim. She thought she was going to die for sure. But surprisingly, she was still alive! It was a bit unbelievable.
"Xiao Mu Zi, who rescued me?"
She must sincerely thank him!
Initially,the first person that popped in her mind was Xiao Mu Zi, but seeing how tiny and frail he was, there was no way he would've survived if he had ran in. So, it was definitely not him.
But in the residence, aside from Xiao Mu Zi, who else would risk his life and storm into the fire to rescue her?
Le Yao Yao was puzzled. The moment Xiao Mu Zi heard Le Yao Yao's question, he became very enthusiastic.
"Xiao Yao Zi, you must thank Prince Rui. Your life was saved because of him. You have no idea. At the time, the fire was extremely fierce. Everyone said you were dead meat for sure. No one dared to enter. But then, Prince Rui appeared. You have no idea how anxious he was. He arrived at the scene and instantly asked where you were. The moment he realized you were still in the kitchen, he snatched the bucket from a servant next to him and poured it over his head! Then, he stormed into the fire to save you! You have no idea. If Prince Rui took even a second later, he would have been burnt to death as well….!"
Xiao Mu Zi excitedly told Xiao Yao Zi the story. His small face was no longer covered in fear when he spoke of Prince Rui. Now, there was only adoration.
After all, how could Prince Rui be the legendary heartless King of Hell when he cared so much about his servants?
After hearing Xiao Mu Zi's words, astonishment appeared on Le Yao Yao's face.
"It was him? Wow…it was him…." But, why?
She had no idea that she held such an important spot in the King of Hell's heart. After all, she was only a little eunuch! Le Yao Yao was very clear about her lowly position.
So right now, she honestly couldn't see through the King of Hell.
Or perhaps, she had never been able to see through him…
Due to her injured ankle, Le Yao Yao remained inside the room ever since she regained consciousness. Xiao Mu Zi took care of her everyday necessities.
However, although her room remained next to Prince Rui's, she never once saw him. He never came to visit her.
But then again, she was merely a little eunuch. The fact that the King of Hell risked his life to rescue her was already an enormous benevolence.
But Le Yao Yao actually wanted to see the King of Hell…because if it weren't for him, she wouldn't be alive. She wanted to at least personally thank him.
"Xiao Yao Zi, honestly the Prince cares a lot about you. You're only a servant. Since you have arrived here, you've barely served him. Yet, the Prince hasn't kick you out and still cares deeply about you. You have no idea. There are so many people in this residence who are envious of you. Also, for the past couple of days, I've only seen Prince Rui once. But his complexion doesn't look very good. From others, I heard that there is a drought near the Xijiang River. A lot of farmland had dried up. The ordinary people have nothing to eat and they've been eating tree roots and tree barks. Now, they have resorted to eating humans. It is so scary. In addition, around the South River, there has been a month of rainstorm and it isn't stopping. A lot of farmland have drowned and many ordinary people's homes have been flushed away. Now, a lot of ordinary people are forced to leave their homeland and find a new home. There are so many people who are displaced and homeless. Due to these reasons, Prince Rui has been very busy and stressed. Aaaii, I hope the Prince can figure out a solution soon…."
Hearing Xiao Mu Zi's words, Le Yao Yao crinkled her brows.
In the past, she had read quite a lot of books. She was well aware that droughts and floods were very common in history. Especially now that it was Summer, floods were even more common.
Also, natural disasters could jeopardize the entire country. If the ruler cannot tactfully find a solution, it could negatively affect the whole economy. For instance, the population could drastically decrease due to deaths. In more severe cases, it could lead to unrest and the entire nation could be vanquished.
So regardless of which dynasty it was, rulers attached a lot of importance to floods and droughts.
Knowing that the King of Hell was stressed over this, Le Yao Yao wanted to help him share the burden.
Don't misunderstand. It's only because the King of Hell saved her life. So she wants to share his burden, ok?
"Hurry, Xiao Mu Zi! Bring me to see Prince Rui. I have an important reason to find him. Hurry!"
Under her urging, Xiao Mu Zi carefully held Le Yao Yao and headed towards the Study even though he wasn't sure why Le Yao Yao wanted to see Prince Rui.
However, since the Study was rather far from Le Yao Yao's room, and Xiao Mu Zi was small and frail, by the time they had arrived, Xiao Mu Zi's brows were beaded with sweat and he was panting like an ox.
When they arrived, another critical issue came up. If they were to rashly enter without getting announced, they may interrupt the Prince while he was doing something serious?
Thinking of this, Xiao Mu Zi felt awkward. He was going to tell Le Yao Yao to turn back. But at this moment, the closed doors suddenly opened.
A tall figure dressed in black instantly appeared in front of Le Yao Yao and Xiao Mu Zi.
It was one of the King of Hell's secret agents. His name was Mei or something.
"Do you have a reason to speak to Master?"
His icy voice was like a thousand years pond. Combined with his icy face, he could totally compete with the King of Hell.
"Sorry to trouble you, brother! I truly have an urgent matter to see the Prince!"
Mei lightly nodded and turned back into the Study. In just a few seconds, he came back out and coldly stated. "You may enter."
Then, Le Yao Yao entered the Study with the help of Xiao Mu Zi.
When Le Yao Yao walked inside, she swept her eyes around the room and realized there was no one else in the room but Leng Jun Yu.
Leng Jun Yu was sitting in front of his desk with a thick book in his hands. It appeared that he was searching for something.
Based on Le Yao Yao's observations, he was flipping through the pages super fast. It was either he could read ten lines at a glance, or he was searching for something.
"Is something the matter?"