Chapter 71: Your reward is….
"Mmm. Xiao Tu Zi, you have made a great contribution. The Emperor heard your suggestions and couldn't stop praising you. He said he must heavily reward you!"
Hearing Leng Jun Yu's words, Le Yao Yao was thrilled. Xiao Mu Zi was also very excited.
"Haha! Really?! The Emperor couldn't stop praising me…?" Le Yao Yao beamed.
More importantly, he wants to heavily reward her. Oh God! This time, she's going to be rich!! Muahahahahaha!
As Le Yao Yao thought about it, it was as if a huge golden mountain had appeared in front of her face. In addition, the sky was continuously raining banknotes with a value of silver…
Money money money!!
In the past, she was never crazy over money. She wasn't greedy either. After all, she came from a rich background. There was nothing she lacked or felt an urge to splurge on.
But now, it was a different story. She had arrived in this unfamiliar ancient era without any real family. She doesn't know the identity of this body nor its past. Worse of all, she had to take the role of a little eunuch! She was merely a servant, and her monthly wage was so low! At this rate, she was going to live a very difficult life!
So, if she was given a huge sum of money, she wouldn't have to worry about her living expenses for the rest of her life!
By now, Le Yao Yao's eyes were sparkling like copper coins. Seeing this, the corner of Leng Jun Yu's mouth curved into a smile.
He had seen many greedy individuals throughout his life, but he had never seen such an obvious and cute one.
Initially, he had planned to heavily reward the little eunuch for his contributions. Whatever "he" wanted, "he" would have granted. After all, "he" deserved it.
But when Leng Jun Yu heard about "his" plan to save up and leave this place, he was extremely upset and irritated.
His heart felt congested; as if there was a piece of cotton stuck inside. He loathe the feeling.
Because, he didn't want "him" to leave. He wanted "him" to stay. So he must think of a way to cut off all his methods of leaving!
Thinking of this, Leng Jun Yu's cold pupils narrowed; with a trace of radiant glow.
"Yes. This Prince must also heavily reward Xiao Tu Zi! Tell me, Xiao Tu Zi, what type of reward would you like?"
Originally, Le Yao Yao was planning to tell the King of Hell to reward her with some silver taels. But after thinking about it, wouldn't the King of Hell think she was extremely greedy?
Plus, deep down, everyone knows what eunuchs wanted. It was unnecessary to say it out loud. Based on the King of Hell's intelligence, he should definitely know she wants money. The only question would be, how much?
Rather than being so demanding, she might as well just let the King of Hell decide!
He was so wealthy. Surely, he wouldn't be a cheap ass, right?
Now that she had thought it over, Le Yao Yao pretended to a modest individual as she lowered her eyes. "Actually, servant has not thought about what type of reward to receive. Being able to help share the Prince's burden is already a huge blessing to servant."
Hehe. Everyone likes flattery! The King of Hell should be no exception!
Le Yao Yao was secretly delighted. Although her head was lowered and her facial expressions couldn't be seen, Prince Rui could still tell what Le Yao Yao was thinking based on her spasmodic shoulders.
Leng Jun Yu's smile deepened and his sexy voice followed.
"This Prince has always been fair. This time, it is no exception. Since you haven't thought about what you wanted, then allow me to think.. Hmm…what should I reward you?"
At this moment, the King of Hell suddenly paused and appeared to be deep in thought. His smiling pupils darted around Le Yao Yao's figure and he murmured.
"Mm..you're too thin. You must not be eating enough…."
Although his voice was low, it was loud enough for those present to hear. Hearing the King of Hell's words, Le Yao Yao's smile widened.
Yes yes! She is too thin! That's why he must reward her heavily so she has money to buy quality food to nourish her body!
Or else, when will these boobs grow?
Even though she was technically a eunuch and it was extremely inappropriate to have boobs, females naturally want big boobs! She was no exception!!
Currently, Le Yao Yao was envisioning a very generous reward. Unexpectedly, the King of Hell's next sentence made her feel like she had been shocked by lightning.
"Since that is so, this Prince will reward you a bowl of swallow's nest* soup! It will help nourish your body!"*This is a very expensive item. I didn’t grow up in Asia so I don’t see why it’s so great. I know it’s supposed to be rare and healthy, but swallow’s spit??? Gross! If you would like to learn more, go read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edible_bird%27s_nest
"W-what….?! A bowl of swallow's nest soup?!"
S-s-she must have heard incorrectly, right?!
"Of course it isn't just one bowl! I should be more clear; a bowl a day!"
Seeing Le Yao Yao's speechless and flabbergasted expression, it wasn't totally obvious whether she liked or disliked the reward. But Leng Jun Yu was quite sure it was the latter.
However, even so, he must destroy all his thoughts of leaving so that "he" will remain with him forever!
Furthermore, he honestly want this little guy to nourish his body. He looked so tiny that a heavy wind could blow him away. That will simply not do! It made him worried.
Le Yao Yao had no idea what the King of Hell was thinking. All she knew was that her dream was crushed.
Originally, she thought she was going to receive a very generous reward.
Actually, the King of Hell was very generous. He bestowed her a bowl of swallow's nest soup a day.
It was swallow's nest!
Although she often drank this back home, in this era, plus her current status, it was unheard of!
But….could she redeem it for cash?
"Umm…Prince Rui, could I….."
"Hmm? Xiao Tu Zi has something to say? Or is it because you're not satisfied by my choice of reward?!"
On the inside, Le Yao Yao was howling like a ghost and crying internal tears. But how would she dare to say "no" to this unstable King of Hell?
Unless she didn't want to live anymore?!
So, despite feeling very wronged, she had to strongly suppress her resentment. Thinking, although I lost the watermelon, but at least I have a banana! (tl: LOL ok)
The more she thought about it, the calmer she felt. So she looked like she was about to shed tears of gratitude as she responded enthusiastically, "No no no, that was not servant's intentions. Servant is just too grateful to Prince Rui. Prince Rui cares so much about servant's body! Servant admires Prince like the torrential river water…." I hope it sweeps you away!
Leng Jun Yu could tell that Le Yao Yao was actually very unwilling on the inside, even though he was sweet talking. But for some reason, Leng Jun Yu felt great and relaxed.
He had seen too many crafty and treacherous people in the Palace. In his eyes, Le Yao Yao was like a little bunny amongst the pack of wolves. He was rare and precious!
Now that he knows the little bunny will have no choice but to obediently remain by his side, the King of Hell's mood clearly improved.
Due to the flood and drought incidents, he hadn't slept for the past three nights. Since he had also consumed quite a bit of alcohol earlier, he was finally feeling it. Now, he just wanted to sleep.
However, since Le Yao Yao's ankle was still injured, Xiao Mu Zi served him instead.
After Le Yao Yao thanked Prince Rui for her reward, she went back to her room by herself.
After she took a bath and rinsed her mouth, Le Yao Yao sat down to apply medication on her ankle.
It was some godly medicine. This morning, she couldn't even walk. But by the afternoon, the swelling had evidently decreased. Now, it was simply pink but it didn't hurt anymore. She could freely walk.
Seeing this, Le Yao Yao was very happy.
After she was done applying medicine, Le Yao Yao lied on the bed. In no time, she was sound asleep.