The 7th Prince's arrival must remain a secret. So Leng Jun Yu gave out the command that no one was allowed to spread this news.
In addition, he ordered the chief manager to tidy up the Qing Xiao Ge next to Ya Feng Ge*, so that the 7th Prince could live there.
Nangong Jun Xi was currently in pain but quite satisfied by this arrangement since his belly was full. Then, suddenly, he seemed to remember something.
"Oh yeah, senior brother, now that I will move in Qing Xiao Ge, you must provide a eunuch to serve me!"
*Note: In Ancient China, rich families lived in pavilions that looked something like this. Each of the residence would have a few of these pavilions, and they would each have a designated name. Prince Rui's pavilion is called Ya Feng Ge, while the one 7th Prince will be living in is called Qing Xiao Ge. In the previous chapters, I only translated it his courtyard because there was nothing else to compare it to. But now, I have to be more specific since the 7th Prince is moving in next door.
Here are two pictures to give you a better idea. Sometimes, the pavilion might be built on top of water.This is the interior of what the courtyard might look like. This is the pavilion on water. These were very common back then.
Although Nangong Jun Xi and Leng Jun Yu had suffered a lot while they were training in Tianshan, they were back from training now. At the end of the day, he was still a Prince. Due to his noble status, the 7th Prince was accustomed to being served in and out.
When Leng Jun Yu heard Nangong Jun Xi's words, he nodded and said in his low voice.
"Don't worry, the chief manager will arrange a eunuch to serve you."
In response, Nangong Jun Xi smiled mischievously.
"Umm, senior brother, there is no need for the chief manager to purposely find someone. Isn't there a candidate right here? Why don't you let him serve me?"
Honestly, that was his true intentions!
Although the little eunuch cooked very well and he devoured the whole wok of the ginger pig feet, it didn't mean a mere dish was enough to get rid of his anger.
He was still a victim that was suffering a huge loss. His bird was one of his proudest body parts, and he has never activated it on a loved one yet; but it was almost destroyed by this eunuch! How could he not be angry?!
However, to give his senior brother face, he will not heavily punish "him". But, hehe, a tiny punishment was definitely going to take place!
While Nangong Jun Xi was scheming in his mind, Le Yao Yao's hands paused in midair as she was tidying the bowls and dishes. She quickly looked up and made eye contact with a pair of proud smiling peach blossom pupils. But it was a smile harboured with malicious intentions…
Seeing this, Le Yao Yao immediately felt a strong sense of dread.
Ohhhh, this hateful person who loves holding a grudge!
Yes, she admits that she used a tad bit more strength than she should've on his bird, but he already ate her ginger pig feet! In addition, he finished the whole wok!
所谓吃人嘴软，拿人手短。(tl: I cannot translate this accurately. I did some research and basically, it means if you gets some benefits from people, you're supposed to help them back/say good stuff about them/not make life difficult for them)
How could he still have such evil intentions after gaining something from her already?
Also, she knows that if the King of Hell agreed to the 7th Prince's request, her days were good as dead in the future.
Thinking of this, Le Yao Yao immediately turned her beautiful watery pupils to the King of Hell and began to plead with her eyes.
Her bright pupils were as clear as spring water as she swirled them around and around. In addition, she knitted her good looking brows and slightly pouted her innocent red lips. She totally looked like a cowardly helpless bunny that was being threatened by a big bad wolf. So pitiful.
Although Leng Jun Yu knew Le Yao Yao was acting, his heart still couldn't help but soften. There was even a bit of warmth in his icy pupils. On the side, Nangong Jun Xi happened to catch this moment and his peach blossom eyes flickered from astonishment.
Then, Nangong Jun Xi raised his head and began to act innocent and cute as he whined to Leng Jun Yu like a spoiled little child.
"Senior brother, would you really deny such a tiny tiny request from your junior brother?! Junior brother only wants you to give me one little eunuch. I feel like the little eunuch is very good at cooking and quite lovable. I am really really fond of him!"
The original sunshine boy Nangong Jun Xi was now acting like a child who wants his candies. Furthermore, his target wasn't just anyone; it was the proud and cold King of Hell; the King of Hell that scares people out of their wits!
Watching a handsome boy deliberately act cute towards a coffin faced ice mountain was extremely…
*cough cough* It was quite horrifying. But more so, it could cause a lot of wild thoughts in others!
After all, the King of Hell was well known for staying far from female charms. He was cold and heartless. Yet, his junior brother dared to act cute in front of him? In addition, they lived together in Tianshan for a few years…
Could it be that the King of Hell wasn't into females because he was into males?!
The moment she thought of this, Le Yao Yao felt like her mind was spinning like chaotic wind.
Oh God! That was why?!
No wonder! This was the first time she had ever seen a person that wasn't afraid to approach the King of Hell and used a whiney tone to speak to him.
And the King of Hell didn't look angry at all! If it were someone else, he would have already been "ka cha", right?
Thinking of this, Le Yao Yao had came to the conclusion that the King of Hell liked the 7th Prince.
Moreover, she was certain that it would be impossible to escape from the 7th Prince's evil clutches. He was going to torment her like no tomorrow.
After all, if the King of Hell likes the 7th Prince, why would he deny his lover's request? Right?!
Except, the King of Hell's response was completely not what she had expected.
"If you like Xiao Tu Zi's cooking, I can tell "him" to cook you something daily. But, I will not give Xiao Tu Zi to you."
The King of Hell spoke very low and unhurried, but the firmness in his voice could not be concealed.
The moment he made his decision, the other two people in the room were stunned.
After all, Le Yao Yao thought the King of Hell was going to agree to the 7th Prince request and make her serve him with no questions asked.
In his heart, she was merely a servant, right?
Then, why?! He rejected his junior brother!?!
Le Yao Yao honestly couldn't understand. At this moment, she caught the King of Hell frowning.
He was frowning? Was he unhappy? Displeased? Dissatisfied?
Why…could it be…
The King of Hell was j-j-j-j-j-ealous?! Could the King of Hell be jealous that if she goes to serve the 7th Prince, the 7th Prince will begin to slowly fall for her because she was cute lovable? He was afraid she would be his competition?
Oh God! The King of Hell was thinking too much!?
The 7th Prince that haggle over every ounce? He would never like her!
(Author: cough cough. Who's thinking too much now?! -_-)
While Le Yao Yao's imagination was going wild, the 7th Prince was also shocked.
After all, although his senior brother was cold and heartless, he treated him very well. So he was very confident that his senior brother would give him the little eunuch if he asked for it. But the results…
The results was truly unfathomable to Nangong Jun Xi. His handsome face appeared blank as he gave Le Yao Yao a deeper gaze.
Then, he turned his head and looked at Leng Jun Yu.
The entire room was extremely silent. But inside, Le Yao Yao's heartbeat began to quicken. She was beginning to feel nervous.
Because, like Nangong Jun Xi, she also wanted to know why! How was the King of Hell going to answer?
At this moment, aside from nervousness, Le Yao Yao also felt a bit hopeful…
What was she hopeful for? She wasn't crazy!
Her beautiful pupils closed in on the King of Hell as she awaited for his response.