Chapter 78: The 7th Prince was a hypocrite!
Le Yao Yao was a bit surprised but immediately realized the King of Hell was giving her an opportunity to atone her crime by doing something meritorious. So she quickly agreed.
"Yes, Prince Rui! Servant will do as you wish!"
Le Yao Yao lowered her eyes and was about to leave. Unexpectedly, the moment Nangong Jun Xi heard Le Yao Yao's reply, he hurriedly sat up from the bed. However, his drastic move accidentally pulled his injury; causing him to intensely gasp in pain.
"Ow ow ow ow ow…so painful!!"
"Jun Xi, you're injured. Lay down properly. Why are you moving around? What if you end up suffering from repercussions?"
While Leng Jun Yu spoke, his face remained icy like always. However, hearing his words, Nangong Jun Xi couldn't help but crumpled a little. He appeared to be slightly blushing.
After all, he was still a virgin! Hearing others talk about his xx made him bashful and embarrassed.
But then, Nangong remembered what he was going to do and arrogantly yelled, "Wait! I haven't told you what I wanted to eat! Why are you leaving so quickly?!"
Le Yao Yao's mouth twitched. But she obediently turned around and acted like a lowly eunuch.
"Today, this Prince would like to eat something sour, spicy, and sweet. Remember, it has to taste good!"
Nangong Jun Xi stressed his last sentence on purpose; as if it was a warning to Le Yao Yao -if it doesn't taste good, you'll be punished!
Hearing this, Le Yao Yao crinkled her black brows and cursed from within. Damn this stingy man! He wants to get revenge?!
He wants something sour, spicy, and sweet?! How could that combination taste good?!
As for Leng Jun Yu, he also frowned on the side. He seemed discontented that Nangong Jun Xi was intentionally making things difficult for Le Yao Yao.
But deep down, he knows his junior brother's personality was not bad. He was merely mad at Le Yao Yao for ruthlessly kicking his xx. If he didn't make things difficult for him, he wouldn't be able to get rid of his frustrations…
So, Leng Jun Yu remained in silence and allowed Le Yao Yao to fend for himself.
Le Yao Yao knew no one was going to help her this time. So, she quietly uttered a, "Yes." and turned to exit.
Along her path to the kitchen, Le Yao Yao was digging through her mind. What on Earth would taste sour, spicy, and sweet?! Ai ya! That was such a distressing question!?
"Ah! I got it!"
Ginger pig feet was sour, spicy and sweet!! (tl: no offense but that sounds disgusting -_-)
"Big brother Zhou, Cook Li isn't here right now, could you help me?"
"Ah, w-what type of help?"
"The Prince wants to eat ginger pig feet, but I want to personally make it. However, I can't do it all on my own. Could you help me start a fire? The Prince is in a hurry to eat!"
After all, last time she burnt down the entire kitchen. She almost lost her life! It was a very serious disaster; fortunately, Prince Rui did not condemn her for it. However, after that terrifying experience, she will never again personally start a fire on her own.
After hearing Le Yao Yao's request, big brother Zhou realized it was no big deal and immediately slapped his chest.
"Oh, that's it?! No problem! Starting a fire is a trivial matter. But, Xiao Yao Zi, I want to know what is ginger pig feet?!"
"Huh?! Big brother Zhou, you've been working in the kitchen for so long but you don't know what ginger pig feet is?!"
"I have never heard of it. What is it?!"
Big brother Zhou touched the back of his head and honestly spoke the truth.
"Hehe. It's fine if you don't know. After I have finished making it, you will know what it is!"
Hehe, since big brother Zhou had never heard of it, ginger pig feet probably doesn't exist in this dynasty! This meant the 7th Prince had never tried it before.
Humph! He wants to give her a tough question? She will let him know that, she, Le Yao Yao, was no fool! You can't bully her so easily!
When Le Yao Yao placed the big wok of ginger pig feet on the table in front of Nangong Jun Xi, he was evidently stunned.
That wasn't surprising, because earlier he purposely wanted to mess with the servant. He had no idea that this servant would make something even he had never tried before; something that was sour, spicy and sweet at the same time.
"What the heck did you make, servant? Is it edible?"
Nangong Jun Xi's tone was filled with doubt. Hearing this, Le Yao Yao had to suppress the urge to roll her eyes. She patiently smiled and sweet talked.
"To respond to the 7th Prince, servant made ginger pig feet using dark brown sugar, mature vinegar, fresh ginger, pig feet, and hardboiled eggs. This is a very delicious dish, please give it a try, 7th Prince."
As Le Yao Yao elaborated, she took the initiative to pick up the soup ladle, and scooped them each a bowl.
"Prince Rui, please enjoy your meal. 7th Prince, please enjoy your meal."
Le Yao Yao handed both royalties a bowl as she beamed from ear to ear.
Although Prince Rui had never tried anything like this before, he trusted Le Yao Yao's creation because he had tried his dishes previously. So, Prince Rui picked up the ladle and began to sample.This is what the ancient ladle might have looked like.
Le Yao Yao directed all her attention on the King of Hell's face. She didn't want to miss a single expression. Earlier, when all the servants tried it, they thought it tasted excellent. But she wasn't sure if the King of Hell would like the taste of this ginger pig feet.
"Prince Rui, does this ginger pig feet meet your standards?" Le yao Yao lightly bit her bottom lip as she carefully asked.
Hearing Le Yao Yao's words, Nangong Jun Xi also turned his attention on Leng Jun Yu. Honestly, he didn't trust in Le Yao Yao's skills, so he was extremely hesitant to try.
Plus, the bowl of the ginger pig feet was black. It smelled sour and spicy. He had no idea how it would taste.
So, now that someone was willing to be a white mouse, he obviously would need to see the results before deciding whether he would try it or not.
Under both Le Yao Yao and Nangong Jun Xi's watchful gazes, Leng Jun Yu remained very calm. After sampling a little, he opened his mouth and said, "Not bad."
Then, he raised his chin and devoured all the broth from the bowl.
Seeing how the King of Hell gave her so much face and even drank all the broth, Le Yao Yao was delighted! Her eyes curved into a warm smile.
"Prince Rui, would you like another bowl?"
Le Yao Yao took the initiative to take the empty bowl from Leng Jun Yu's hands.
Seeing this, Leng Jun Yu's cold pupils flickered as he softly nodded and said in his low sexy voice, "Sure."
Seeing this, Nangong Jun Xi finally felt reassured to eat. After all, his senior brother's mouth was the pickiest! If his senior brother said it was not bad, then it must be great!
While Nangong Jun Xi was thinking, he began to take huge gulps.
The moment the sour and elastic taste of the ginger pig feet entered his mouth, Nangong Jun Xi's eyes lit up.
Ohhh! It tastes so yummy!
He never thought something so simple and ordinary could taste so delicious! In the future, when he returns back home, he will definitely tell the Imperial Kitchen to make this for his parents to try!
While Nangong Jun Xi was thinking, the whole bowl of ginger pig feet had already been devoured into his stomach.
After he was done eating, he stuck out his tongue and licked his lips. His actions made him look like a gluttonous big kitten.
Seeing this, Le Yao Yao couldn't help but pursed her lips as she held in a laugh.
Haha. Earlier, when she saw how furious he was, she was so scared of him. But now that she paid closer attention, she realized the 7th Prince was like a big child! If she used her real age, she was already eighteen. And the 7th Prince still possessed the innocence of childhood. He was probably around seventeen or so.
The 7th Prince still had a bit of baby face. However, he was quite cute, handsome, and outgoing. He belonged in the sunshine boy category!
After a deeper analysis, Le Yao Yao discovered that the 7th Prince looked nothing like the King of Hell.
Actually, they each had their own merits.
If the King of Hell was like a stunning poppy, then the 7th Prince was like an energetic sunflower!
While Le Yao Yao was deeply observing Nangong Jun Xi, Nangong Jun Xi had just finished devouring his entire bowl of ginger pig feet. He wanted another bowl, but when he saw how happy Le Yao Yao was, his handsome face crumpled a little.
After all, he wanted to make things difficult for the little eunuch…yet he wasn't able to reject the alluring bowl of ginger pig feet.
Aiii, it was a very difficult choice.
While Nangong Jun Xi was feeling frustrated and conflicted, Le Yao Yao could see it all on his face and thought it was hilarious.
What an awkward big child! He clearly wants to eat it sooooo badly, yet he also wants to punish her!
"Servant wonders what the 7th Prince think of the taste?"
"So so.. It's not that good. I already knew a servant like you cannot make something very yummy. It's only alright…."
Nangong Jun Xi had a look of disapproval on his face; yet, his empty bowl spoke otherwise.
Seeing this, the corner of Le Yao Yao's mouth twitched.
Pssh! You're putting on an act! If it was only so so, why did you finish every single drop from your bowl? Huhhhhh? You're a hypocrite! You're despicable!
While Le Yao Yao was cursing the 7th Prince on the inside, the King of Hell's low sexy voice rang again.
"Xiao Tu Zi, give me another bowl!"
Hearing the King of Hell's words, Le Yao Yao instantly smiled so big that you could only see her teeth but not her eyes.
In comparison to the 7th Prince's hypocritical action, she much prefer the King of Hell's honest praise.
So, with jolting butttocks, Le Yao Yao went over to the King of Hell and took his empty bowl and was about to give him more.
Unexpectedly, Nangong Jun Xi's voice also rang in the air. He sounded very uncomfortable as he awkwardly asked, "Umm, can you give me another bowl?!"