Chapter 95: Starving
Le Yao Yao dismissed herself right after Leng Jun Yu's orders. Soon, she returned with the dinner the kitchen had prepared. She was being a good eunuch and serving on the side.
Honestly, she was very hungry.
After all, while she was in the Study, she had used a lot of brain power. So now, she was tired, thirsty, and hungry. Too bad she was a servant!
She can only eat after the two masters were full.
Tonight, the kitchen prepared a lot of different varieties. Perhaps they knew the 7th Prince and the King of Hell were picky eaters.
There was simmer fried pork meatballs, steamed bass, spicy sweet shrimp, and swallow's nest shark fin soup…
Everything looked and smelled so good! One look was enough to make a person drool.
Oh no! Her stomach was attacking itself!
Don't look! Don't look! Then she won't be so hungry!
Le Yao Yao was continuously trying to hypnotize herself. She had her head lowered as she stared at the tips of her toes.
Although she could control her eyes, she wasn't able to control her ears.
The sounds of chopsticks coming in contact with the bowls and dishes were very loud and clear. The 7th Prince must be doing it on purpose!
He knew she was hungry, so he was purposely eating louder!
She was so angry!
Damn him! She hopes he chokes on his food!
Deep down, Le Yao Yao was howling. Perhaps the Gods heard her plead and felt sorry for her. Her wish actually came true.
There was a slight cough, and someone tried to suppress it. But, Le Yao Yao noticed it regardless.
She lifted her head and smiled like she was rejoicing in other people's misfortunes.
She was grateful the Gods granted her wish.
Because, the hateful 7th Prince was actually choking!
Seeing this, Le Yao Yao's brows relaxed and she couldn't help but giggle.
"Eh…*cough cough*….You, You damn servant. W-what are you laughing about?"
The 7th Prince's face was red. He was coughing and glaring at Le Yao Yao at the same time.
"7th Prince, servant isn't laughing at you!"
Humph! I am laughing at you! What are you going to do about it, punk!?!
The 7th Prince could only continue to give her death stares.
As for Le Yao Yao, she pretended she didn't see it.
So, the 7th Prince made a cold humph sound and resumed to eating his meal again.
This time, he began to relish his food and made many loud comments.
"Oh God! This simmered fried pork meatballs is so delicious! And the sweet and sour spareribs taste sour and sweet. Mmmmm. It goes in smoothly and isn't greasy at all. So soooooo tasty!!"
Although Le Yao Yao tried her best not to look at Nangong Jun Xi's face, her ears could still hear his vivid and colourful words. Her mind continued to display many different variety of dishes.
In addition, she couldn't stop her nose from inhaling the mouth watering aroma…
Oh God! She really wanted to eat!
Her stomach began to respond to Le Yao Yao's thoughts. Furthermore, she kept swallowing her saliva. She looked so cute and pitiful.
Seeing this, Nangong Jun Xi's smile deepened. He felt like he had won this round.
Humph! He wants to fight him? He doesn't stand a chance!
Unexpectedly, suddenly Leng Jun Yu spoke up from across the table. His words caused the two of them to freeze –
"Sit down and dine with us."
Leng Jun Yu's voice was very light. If one weren't paying attention, they would have thought they were hearing things.
Originally, Le Yao Yao thought she was having hallucinations.
But when she made eye contact with the King of Hell, and saw Nangong Jun Xi's disbelief expression, she realized she wasn't hearing things.
The King of Hell told her to sit and dine with them?! Oh God!
Although she was starving, she knew her position. In the Prince's residence, her position was the lowest of the low. Yet, this man that was as handsome as an Immortal actually told her to sit and dine with them?
Although Le Yao Yao was bashful, she was also very pleased. It turned out the King of Hell could be considerate!
He knew how to be empathetic. Not bad!
"Senior brother, "he" is only a…." Before Nangong Jun Xi could say the word "servant", Leng Jun Yu gave him a warning glare.
Both Nangong Jun Xi's red lips and peach blossom eyes were opened wide.
After all, he honestly couldn't believe it!
How could his senior brother have changed so much?!
For instance, in the past, his senior brother didn't like to smile. But now, he smiles.
Also, his senior brother used to be icy cold. But now, he was beginning to care about others….although the "others" was only the little eunuch…
How come his senior brother was icy cold towards everyone except for the little eunuch?! Could it be because the little eunuch had some abilities and was quite attractive? His smile was cute too….
Oh my goodness. Could senior brother like the little eunuch?!
Nangong Jun Xi's sudden thought shocked him. Now, his peach blossom eyes were taking turns staring at Le Yao Yao and Leng Jun Yu back and forth.
The more he observed, the more it seemed like there was something going on between the two…
After all, earlier he had already caught the little eunuch secretly peeking at senior brother. And senior brother treated the little eunuch very differently…
Except, currently, Le Yao Yao's attention was all on Leng Jun Yu. So she didn't notice Nangong Jun Xi's stunned expression.
As for Leng Jun Yu, he probably sensed Le Yao Yao's discomfort, so he opened his mouth to ease the situation, "Sit down!"
Although Leng Jun Yu's voice was light, there was a "I won't take no as an answer" attitude.
Hearing this, Le Yao Yao felt like she was possessed by a devil and lightly nodded her head.
"Yes, thanks Prince Rui."
Then, Le Yao Yao quickly took a bowl and a pair of chopsticks as she sat in between Leng Jun Yu and Nangong Jun Xi.
This was the first time she was eating with the King of Hell, so Le Yao Yao felt very strange.
"If you're hungry, eat!"
Because Le Yao Yao was truly too hungry, all she wanted to do was fill her empty tummy. She was literally eating like a wolf devouring a tiger.
Nangong Jun Xi couldn't believe Le Yao Yao's table manners. His peach blossom eyes were appalled as he exclaimed, "Are you the reincarnation of a starving ghost?!"
In response, Le Yao Yao rolled her eyes at him. However, her hands and mouth never stopped. She continued to stuff her mouth with food.
Seeing this, Nangong Jun Xi's mouth couldn't help but twitch. He had never seen someone eat with such terrible table manners his entire life.
As a noble, although Nangong Jun Xi was quite mischievous, he had a very good upbringing.
He ate, used, dressed the best. In addition, all his movements were confident and graceful. Furthermore, the people he was associated with were all jianghu people that were well respected. He had never encountered someone like the little eunuch.
Could "his" tiny mouth really fit so much food? He wasn't going to choke?
While Nangong Jun Xi was wondering, suddenly Le Yao Yao's eyes grew wide and the chopsticks fell from her hands.
Chapter 96: The 7th Prince's plan
Seeing this, Nangong Jun Xi knew Le Yao Yao must be choking. So, he quickly picked up the teacup and planned to give it to Le Yao Yao to wash down the food. Unexpectedly, someone else was a step ahead of him.
"Here, drink this so the food can go down." Leng Jun Yu handed Le Yao Yao a cup of tea as he lightly spoke.
Although his tone was icy, his words were caring. Seeing the teacup, Le Yao Yao quickly reached for it and *gulugulu* down all the content.
Then, she rubbed her full stomach and hiccupped.
"Huhu, I almost choked to death!"
"Who told you to eat so quickly? No one is competing with you."
Leng Jun Yu's tone had turned gentle and he softly gazed at Le Yao Yao.
Earlier, he was watching Le Yao Yao the entire time. After all, his table manners were one of a kind. Despite how unsightly he ate, "he" was very real.
When he was hungry, he would eat without a care. He doesn't try to pretend at all. "He" was so real and cute!
So when "he" was choking, he immediately knew and was ready to deliver the tea.
Since Leng Jun Yu's thoughts were all on Le Yao Yao, he had no idea that Nangong Jun Xi was watching all of this. His concern face was staring blankly.
In the end, Nangong Jun Xi never gave Le Yao Yao his teacup because someone else was faster than him. So, Nangong Jun Xi lowered his head and pretended the tea was meant for himself as he drank it.
He only did it to hide his embarrassment.
For some reason, when he saw how much his senior brother cared for this little eunuch, his heart felt stuffed. It was as if something was pressing against his heart. It didn't feel good at all…
Now that Le Yao Yao was full, and the two nobles were done eating, she quickly got up and tidied all the leftovers.
Since she was full, Le Yao Yao felt like she had came back to life again. In no time, she was done cleaning.
It was nighttime, so it was time to serve the King of Hell with his bath.
Although this wasn't the first time she had helped the King of Hell remove his clothes, each time, her heart would always be beating furiously.
She was familiar with the tasks now, but occasionally, Le Yao Yao would still secretly admire the King of Hell's firm chest. She always wanted to drool….
Le Yao Yao realized she was turning more and more perverted.
But by nature, humans desire food and sex. She just needed to get used to it. Yes, she must get used to it!
After serving the King of Hell with his bath, Le Yao Yao quickly went to shower herself.
She was still a bit traumatized by what happened last night. So this time, Le Yao Yao was fully alert as she showered. She couldn't guarantee that Xing wouldn't barge in. If he does, he will know she was female.
Fortunately, Mei and Xing never returned. Most likely, the King of Hell had assigned too many tasks to them.
After Le Yao Yao was done showering, she quickly returned to her room and went to bed.
Originally, Le Yao Yao thought everything would go according to plan. But things didn't go as smoothly as she had hoped.
The next day, Mei and Xing returned to Ya Feng Ge. At the time, Le Yao Yao was serving the King of Hell and Nangong Jun Xi breakfast.
"How are things progressing along?"
Seeing Mei and Xing, Leng Jun Yu immediately put down his chopsticks as he wiped his mouth with a handkerchief and asked.
"To report back to the Prince, your subordinates are useless. This time, we were only able to get ten maidens to sign up."
"What?! Only ten?"
Hearing this, Leng Jun Yu frowned. Nangong Jun Xi added on the side, "Every year, the talent show attracts many young maidens to participate. But if we only have ten, how can we make it happen? Most importantly, ten maidens are probably not enough to attract the evil cult!"
Nangong Jun Xi had a point. On the side, Le Yao Yao's brows were also crinkled. With so few maidens, the evil cult may not come! Does this mean they will not be able to conduct her plan after all?
Thinking of this, Le Yao Yao couldn't help but feel disheartened.
But at this moment, Le Yao Yao felt a burning gaze on her. She immediately turned around to locate the source.
All she saw was Nangong Jun Xi rubbing his smooth chin as he mischievously gazed at her.
Worse of all, his smile was like a smile but not a smile. Le Yao Yao felt her scalp turning numb, and a terrible feeling began to rise inch by inch from the bottom of her feet up to the tip of her head…
Eh, damn that guy! Who knows what evil plans he have in store for me?
That must be it. Why else would he look like this?
While Le Yao Yao was fuming on the inside, Nangong Jun Xi suddenly clapped his hands and yelled, "Actually, it's fine if we only have ten maidens. We will use a move called steal the sky and change it into the day!"
"Steal the sky and change it into the day?"
Everyone began to discuss amongst themselves. Leng Jun Yu appeared to understand as his eyes flashed.
But Le Yao Yao was still confused at the moment.
Steal the sky and change it to the day? How is he going to steal the sky?
And why was the 7th Prince giving her such a cunning look as he's talking about this?
Don't tell me…he's thinking….
Oh God! Please don't let it be what she was thinking!
Le Yao Yao was howling and praying on the inside. But the Gods probably went to find their women and didn't hear her plead.
Leng Jun Yu smiled at everyone and then stood up from where he was sitting as he walked towards Le Yao Yao.
"Actually, we can mix some fake maidens inside. Families may not be willing to offer us their daughters, but we have many young eunuchs in this residence. They all look pure and innocent. After some makeup and dresses, who will know they're eunuchs?! Xiao Tu Zi, am I correct? Hmmm?!"
Nangong Jun Xi gave Le Yao Yao a brilliant smile.
But to Le Yao Yao, his smile was like a weasel greeting a chicken. It was filled with bad intentions.
So based on his tone, he wanted her to dress as a woman?!
Although she was a woman, ever since she had arrived here, she had only dressed as a eunuch because she was afraid to be caught!
If she wore a woman outfit, would people discover her secret?
Thinking of this, Le Yao Yao began to sweat.
But if she refused on the spot, would others think she wasn't willing to cooperate? After all, this was the chance to eliminate the evil cult. It was very important. They must not make any mistakes.
If she said no, would others look down on her? Would she be condemned by history?
Aiya, so conflicting…
It was all that damn guy's fault for putting her in this situation!