Chapter 81: Le Yao Yao felt awful
But that wasn't the most shocking thing. From what Le Yao Yao could remember, the King of Hell was sitting on a chair that was quite a distance away from her. Yet, he managed to immediately catch the scalding teacup from falling on her. At what speed was he going at in order to rush to her side?
She was merely a little eunuch. Even if she was scalded, underneath the eyes of these rich nobles, it shouldn't be an issue that they would be concerned about.
However, currently, Le Yao Yao wasn't the only one who was in shock. Everyone who had witnessed what happened had disbelief displayed in their pupils.
After all, they have been by Leng Jun Yu's side for many years. All of them were very aware of Leng Jun Yu's personality. In their eyes, Leng Jun Yu was a person that no one else could exceed. He was highly prestigious and a person with great achievements. His methods were cruel and ruthless, and his martial arts abilities were exceptionally high. Furthermore, he was extremely handsome and he was royalty! There was no one else like him in this world.
In the past, Leng Jun Yu had always been cold and heartless. He had never demonstrated the least bit of concern for anyone. Yet, right now, he made such a move for a little eunuch?! That was absolutely unbelievable!
While everyone was stunned, Xing went to look for a physician.
After all, the scalding water was no joke. Leng Jun Yu was not made of iron. Naturally, he was scalded.
Seeing this, Nangong Jun Xi was a bit frustrated at Leng Jun Yu as he blurted, "Senior brother, why did you do that for? He's only a eunuch. You're a noble! How could you…."
"Junior brother, do not speak anymore. It is not a big deal. I would not attach importance to something so small."
In comparison to Nangong Jun Xi's concern, Leng Jun Yu acted like nothing had happened. It was as if he wasn't the one who had been scalded; he didn't even crinkle his brows the slightest.
Could he lack consciousness? How could he not feel anything? He must be in pain!
But to Leng Jun Yu, it was honestly not a big deal. Because ever since he was young, he had gone through countless numbers of injuries. Some were big, and some were small. In the more serious ones, he had almost lost his life. But ultimately, he was fine in the end.
But as he reflected on the current incident, he was also quite startled by his behaviour. The moment he noticed the little eunuch dropping the teacup, his heart tightened. He didn't even think twice as he flew to his side. He didn't want the scalding tea to splash on "him". Even if time could be rewinded, he would probably still have made the same move. For some reason, he was following his heart. He didn't want the little eunuch to suffer any injuries at all…
Le Yao Yao had finally snapped out of her daze. She ignored Nangong Jun Xi's angry glare and slowly turned towards Leng Jun Yu. She could see him hiding his hand underneath his sleeve, and her heart kind of….ached…
Although she couldn't see the King of Hell's injury, she knew it was serious. After all, it was the water that she had just boiled.
Thinking of this, Le Yao Yao's lips trembled as she gazed at Leng Jun Yu without knowing what to say.
Perhaps Leng Jun Yu could read her mind, he opened his lips slightly as he calmly said, "Don't worry. It is a trivial matter."
Although Leng Jun Yu's words were light and cold, if one paid closer attention, they would realized he was trying to comfort Le Yao Yao.
Hearing Leng Jun Yu's words, Le Yao Yao felt overwhelmingly guilty. But before she could say anything else, Xing had already brought back a physician.
After the physician had carefully examined Leng Jun Yu's injury, he stated it was relatively minor. It should be healed in two days if taken care of properly.
Everyone sighed a breath of relief.
After his injury was binded, Leng Jun Yu quickly left with Mei and Xing to the scene of the crime. He wanted to see if they could discover anything.
As for Nangong Jun Xi, he was exhausted from his trip to the Capital. After Leng Jun Yu left, he was escorted out with a servant to Qing Xiao Ge to rest.
Now that everyone was gone, Le Yao Yao quickly finished all the cleaning tasks she had to do in Ya Feng Ge. Despite having free time, Le Yao Yao felt very empty on the inside. It was as if she was missing a piece of her heart…
Le Yao Yao felt terrible. She decided to go out with Xiao Mu Zi to loosen her mind.
Since she had beaten up the assistant minister's son, the chief manager was still quite dissatisfied with Le Yao Yao. However, since the chief manager had been by Prince Rui's side for years, he naturally knew that Le Yao Yao was quite special to Leng Jun Yu. So, the chief manager still gave Le Yao Yao the pendent to exit.
Nonetheless, when the chief manager handed the exiting pendent to Le Yao Yao, he gave her a particular look. It was so intimidating that Le Yao Yao felt her scalp turning numb. She quickly pulled Xiao Mu Zi to leave with her.
But even the honest Xiao Mu Zi sensed something different about the chief manager. The moment they stepped out of the main entrance, Xiao Mu Zi quickly turned and asked Le Yao Yao, "Xiao Yao Zi, did you notice the strange look the chief manager gave you?"
Le Yao Yao lightly nodded. She definitely noticed it. "I felt it. But I haven't done anything wrong lately, right?! Could he be suffering from menopause?"
"What is menopause?" Xiao Mu Zi was confused.
Hearing this, Le Yao Yao realized she had used a future term that didn't exist yet. So, she giggled a bit and explained it in words that Xiao Mu Zi could understand.
"Eh, menopause is an illness that happens when people turn old. Their moods fluctuate a lot and they have weird tempers. Do you understand now?"
"Oh, I see."
After walking around and seeing some fascinating items on the streets, they were tired. So, Le Yao Yao and Xiao Mu Zi decided to find a tavern to drink some herbal tea before heading back to the residence.
The tavern that they chose was cheaply priced, but the environment was not acceptable. Obviously, it couldn't compare to the big inns; but they were currently little eunuchs with limited money, so they could only afford to go to these low class places.
The moment they entered, the waiter immediately came up to them with a professional smile. "How many, honoured guest?"
"Two. Just give us two bowls of herbal tea." Le Yao Yao stated once they sat down.
The waiter smiled and said, "Alright!" and quickly left. In no time, two bowls of herbal teas were delivered.
Initially, Le Yao Yao was planning to return back to the residence the moment they had finished their teas. But at this moment, they heard a bunch of people talking very passionately. So, they decided to quiet down to listen to some gossips.
After all, this type of tavern was the best place to get underground news.
People would talk even if so and so's house had a rat that gave birth. But this time, people were not talking about so and so's rat. This time, it was about the death of so and so's daughter!
Currently, this topic was like a missile that had completely blasted through the entire tavern. Apparently, since the death at the northwest part of the Capital this morning, another young lady had been found dead in her room on the Capital's southwest side. Furthermore, both victims died the same way and they were the same age -approximately sixteen or so; unmarried.
In one day, there were two terrifying consecutive homicide cases.
Dried corpses that had their hearts ripped out? Who wouldn't be afraid?
Since the death of these two girls were so strange, people quickly spread that a demon had done it. Everyone felt very alarmed and anxious.
Currently, a middle aged thin man who was publicly known as "the man who knows all" was speaking. He was always the first one to find out all the news. So, everyday, many people come here to listen to him.
At this moment, "the one who knows all" was fanning himself with an enormous folding fan as he dramatically spoke about the two homicidal cases.
"Reportedly, the Emperor already knows about these two incidents. He was furious at the Imperial court. He demanded that this matter must be investigated thoroughly as soon as possible. Surprisingly, the moment investigations took place, they found out that these two innocent young ladies were not the only victims. Apparently, a few months ago, there were also over a dozen dried corpses found in the Shanxi region. However, the Shanxi local authorities decided to keep the news hidden because they were afraid to be condemned by the Imperial court. They truly lack morals! Anyhow, supposedly, the dozen corpses were also similar to these young ladies. They were all females around sixteen to seventeen years of age; unmarried. Aiya. What a pity! So, if you have unmarried daughters at home, you should quickly marry them off! Who cares if the guys have pockmarked faces or buck teeth? Poor qualifications? Life is the most important!"