Chapter 74: Servant has an illness
Thinking of this, Le Yao Yao was so nervous that her entire body began to sweat profusely.
At this moment, the King of Hell spoke again. This time, his voice was obviously much deeper than before. It was so cold that it could erode her bones.
"Raise your head when you're speaking to me!"
Although Le Yao Yao was reluctant, she had no choice but to obey the King of Hell as she lifted her little face.
But she was too gutless to speak the truth. In order to preserve her life, Le Yao Yao was going to create a lie.
"Ummm..Prince Rui, actually, servant has an illness…."
"What?! You have an illness?! What type of illness?!"
Hearing Le Yao Yao's words, Leng Jun Yu's cold pupils instantly flickered and caring words came out of his mouth without control.
Leng Jun Yu realized he overreacted a little. So, he tried to hide his embarrassment by coughing very loudly. Then, his face turned icy once again. Although, deep down, he wanted to get rid of his icy mask.
However, his cheeks were pink and it honestly took a lot of points off his scary demeanor. Now, he just looked awkward and uncomfortable.
However, in Le Yao Yao's opinion, he was shy and cute.
Now that she recalled how the King of Hell had held onto her as if she was a floating piece of wood, she saw him as a helpless big child. As a result, all the fears she felt towards the King of Hell had completely dissipated. She was now able to lie without turning red or gasping for air.
"To respond to the Prince, servant has a strange illness. In addition, servant went to see many physicians but they said there is no cure. This illness sounds kind of serious but it's actually not that serious. However, it causes a lot of complications for servant."
"Oh? What type of illness is it?!"
Leng Jun Yu could tell Le Yao Yao was lying from looking at his beautiful eyes. However, he didn't mind allowing him to continue.
In his opinion, the little eunuch was very lively and colourful. He thought Le Yao Yao was extremely entertaining.
Deep down, he was thinking, if he could wake up to "him" every morning, wouldn't that be a great feeling?!
However, the moment this thought entered his mind, Leng Jun Yu was shakened by it.
After all, the person in front of him was a eunuch!
How can he want to embrace and sleep with a eunuch?!
Oh God, he must be turning insane!
(You guys should read my announcement posts on the eunuch.com. I have a set schedule for when I release. I notice many of you constantly click or refresh my page lol you poor souls)
"To respond to the Prince, servant has a sleepwalking disorder. Sleepwalking doesn't actually affect servant's actual health, but at night, servant will get up from the bed and subconsciously walk all over the place. Most likely, servant was sleepwalking last night and ended up in your room. Half way through, servant probably felt sleepy and thought Prince Rui's bed was my own, so servant fell asleep. However, servant did not do it on purpose! Servant did not know this would happen. So please, be generous and forgive servant!"
Although Leng Jun Yu could tell Le Yao Yao was acting, his heart couldn't help but feel a tenderness towards him when he saw his huge watery eyes.
"Alright, since that is the case, this Prince will be generous and spare you."
"Hehe! Thank you for your generosity, Prince Rui!"
Seeing how the King of Hell wasn't going to pursue further, Le Yao Yao relaxed her brows and unleashed a brilliant smile that was as splendid as thousands of flowers blooming together. There was nothing more beautiful that could be imagined. (tl: ok there *rolls eyes*)
Seeing the smiling eunuch was enough to temporarily get rid of all Leng Jun Yu's frustrations. He could deal with his strange thoughts later on. Now, the most important thing was to keep "him" by his side. Everything else can wait.
Currently, Le Yao Yao was dressing Prince Rui. Previously, she had dressed the Prince once. Although she was still unfamiliar, this time, she was less clumsy than before.
Leng Jun Yu had his arms stretched out as the small little eunuch continuously went all around him. He was like a busy mistress serving a husband; so cute, lovable, and tender.
After Le Yao Yao was done dressing and grooming him, breakfast was served.
Perhaps it was due to the fact that the flooding and drought incidents have been solved; this time, Leng Jun Yu had a very good appetite. He ate a bowl more than his usual amount and praised the kitchen for the food.
Cook Li was overjoyed when he heard the news. In addition, he was extremely surprised and proud of Le Yao Yao for helping the Prince solve a political issue.
However, Cook Li wasn't the only one who was astonished, the entire residence knew of Le Yao Yao's accomplishments. Everyone was aware that Prince Rui was going to heavily reward Le Yao Yao.
After all, there were no such things as secrets in the Prince's residence; words spread and they spread quick! Hence, Le Yao Yao had transformed from an unknown eunuch to a very popular crispy fried chicken.
"Xiao Yao Zi, you're so capable! How did you think of the solutions to the flood and drought incident? Tell us about it…."
"Xiao Yao Zi, come come come! My dishes are quite good. I'll share some with you!…"
"Xiao Yao Zi, haha! We have never spoken before and I didn't know you back then, but can we be friends?!"
"Xiao Yao Zi…"
All of a sudden, Le Yao Yao and Xiao Mu Zi's tables were crowded with people.
In the past, Le Yao Yao and Xiao Mu Zi always chose the table near the corner to eat. Usually, it would be quite empty because it was rather far from everything else. So, most people wouldn't sit there. But now that Le Yao Yao had made an impressive accomplishment and became much favoured by Prince Rui, everyone wanted to fawn on her and develop some sort of relationship with her. Perhaps they can benefit in the future!
Many repeatedly tried their best to woo Le Yao Yao. Although, there were some that were green with envy. However, most had completely forgotten that they were the ones whom dreaded serving the King of Hell in the first place. It was pure bad luck from Le Yao Yao's side that she had chosen the inscribed bamboo stick.
Le Yao Yao could see through everyone's intentions. All she did was smile and didn't say anything.
This went on until Cook Li came out from the kitchen and brought the swallow's nest soup in front of Le Yao Yao's face. Everyone in the cafeteria went "Woahhh!!!!"
But the majority of them were envious and jealous.
After all, it was swallow's nest soup!
That was so precious! A bowl of swallow's nest soup wouldn't be less than ten taels. And Le Yao Yao was given a bowl a day!
Oh God! If you accumulated the costs, it would be a countless amount in the long run!
Initially, Le Yao Yao was very disappointed and against the bowl of swallow's nest when the King of Hell had first mentioned it to her. Because she wanted money so that she could have some savings to depend on when she leaves in three years!
But now, as she stared at the bowl of swallow's nest soup, she was nearly drooling. It looked, smelled, and probably tasted great.
Le Yao Yao could faintly hear all the other servants sucking in their saliva. She also noticed all sorts of envious looks. However, she didn't mind because it was a natural reaction.
She was supposed to be the lowest of the low. Each month, her salary was only two taels. Everyone else was better off than her. However, now, at least she gets a bowl of swallow's nest soup a day! Hehe. Now that she thought about it, it was pretty damn good.
"Xiao Yao Zi, you're so amazing! I've worked here for so long, but I have never seen the Prince rewarding someone so generously before. You must continue to do a great job! I'm sure your future outlook will be limitless! From now on, I, Cook Li, will rely on you to bring me fame!"
Cook Li beamed as he grinned with his round face.
Le Yao Yao smiled and responded with a few lines.
Then, Le Yao Yao picked up the spoon. But she didn't immediately drink the whole bowl. She poured half of the swallow's nest soup into Xiao Mu Zi's empty bowl.