The image of Leng Jun Yu hugging Le Yao Yao was lovely like a painting. Facing them, it made Dongfang Bai appear even more lonely.
It was still pouring rain outside. After Leng Jun Yu told Dongfang Bai about the marriage plans, he changed topics. “Oh yeah, recently I heard there has been news of your sister. Is that true?”
“Mm. Sources say that there were traces of my sister in the ancient kingdom of Khotan. Someone probably kidnapped my sister and brought her there. I’ve already sent people to search. This time, I hope to find her.” Dongfang Bai sighed. He was somewhat hopeful but crestfallen at the same time.
After all, he had been searching for so many years. Each time he was hopeful, he was only slapped with disappointment.
“Brother Bai, you must remain optimistic! I’m sure you will eventually find your sister!” Le Yao Yao blasted him a smile that had the ability to melt all the darkness within him.
Dongfang Bai smiled in return. “Yes!”
The rain continued for another two hours. By now, it was almost sunset. Le Yao Yao was feeling sleepy. After all, usually, she would take an afternoon nap after lunch. But today, they went shopping and ate a late lunch. As a result, she was exhausted now.
Seeing this, Leng Jun Yu suggested heading back to the residence. Le Yao Yao naturally agreed.
Dongfang Bai had to head back to the medical clinic, so they bid each other farewell and went on their separate ways.
Walking along the damp streets, Le Yao Yao breathe in the fresh air. Her tiny hand was being held by a powerful hand. They slowly strolled through the streets and walked back to the residence.
“Yu, I really hope we can be like this forever; peaceful and happy.”
“Haha, of course!”
Now, the sky was a faint red. The breeze blew and lifted Le Yao Yao and Leng Jun Yu’s sleeves. They were holding hands and walking into the sunset. They looked like characters from a painting.
However, to someone else, it was throbbing to the eye.
After Leng Jun Yu and Le Yao Yao had disappeared from sight, a figure emerged from the corner.
It was obvious that she had been there for a very long time. Not only were her hair soaked, both her face and red dress were dripping from the rain.
She looked like she had been fished out from the sea, but that wasn’t the scary part.
Her eyes were sinister like a devil. Only hatred could be seen. No one would dare to come near her.
It was no other than Nian Sulan!
“Cousin Yu is mine. Whoever that dare to steal him from me must die!” she snarled.
Suddenly, Le Yao Yao felt a sense of dread. She couldn’t stop trembling and opened her eyes in shock. She woke up in fear and a low raspy voice entered her ears. “What’s wrong? Did you have a nightmare?”
“Yu…” Le Yao Yao looked very emotional.
“Silly, this Prince is here. You were dreaming. Don’t be scared!” Leng Jun Yu gently consoled Le Yao Yao and wrapped her in his arms.
Later on, Le Yao Yao slowly lifted her head from Leng Jun Yu’s chest. She recalled that after they had returned to the residence last night, she was exhausted. She ate a little and then laid down and fell asleep in no time.
Now, the Sun was shining brightly outside. It was already the next morning.
Leng Jun Yu stood up. From what he was wearing, he must have been awake for quite a while. Today, he was dressed in a purple robe. His collars and sleeves were sewn with golden threads. It accentuated his noble aura.
He was wearing a gold waist belt with a jade pendant hanging from his hip.
Looking at Leng Jun Yu, Le Yao Yao felt stable again. She pressed her face against his legs like a cute kitten.
Leng Jun Yu lightly smoothed out Le Yao Yao’s messy hair. Tenderness could be seen in his eyes. He didn’t mind that Le Yao Yao was causing his clothes to crinkle.
“Are you still tired? If so, sleep a bit more.”
“I’m not tired anymore. Yu, are you heading to the Imperial Court?”
“Yes. But this Prince will return early to spend more time with you. As for you, after you eat breakfast, I want you to rest. You’re not allowed to do any work. If you’re bored, you may go to the Study and read a book. This Prince ordered some interesting novels a few days ago. You can read it to kill time. Or perhaps, do some embroidery. Or maybe admire the flowers…”
Leng Jun Yu’s voice was low but his tone was very sweet. “Yu, I never knew you could talk so much! Hehe!”
Leng Jun Yu wasn’t the talkative type, but he changed a lot because of Le Yao Yao. He knew Yao Yao was teasing him, so he gently brushed his finger on her cute nose and hopelessly stated, “Oh you. You’re so silly!”
After a few more exchanges, Leng Jun Yu rushed to the Imperial Court. He had a lot of work to do today.
Le Yao Yao got up and Xue Ping and Xue Li came in with the wash up utensils. One of them wrung a towel and the other handed it to Le Yao Yao.
Le Yao Yao wasn’t used to being served. After all, she didn’t need someone to help her brush her teeth and wash her face. She had her own arms and legs.
But Le Yao Yao knew it was part of their job. If she said no, perhaps the sisters will get down on their knees and pound their foreheads on the ground again.
Aaaii, it sucks to be a servant in the ancient times!
Now that she no longer had to dress as a eunuch, she could not simply braid her hair into one long braid.
“Uh..Xue Li, please help me comb a simple hairstyle. Thanks.” Le Yao Yao doesn’t want to wear a fancy hairstyle and stab many items into her hair. She preferred simplicity.
“To respond to Miss, this servant is Xue Ping. She is Xue Li.”
“Eh…?” Le Yao Yao’s mouth twitched. Who knew how many times she had been saying their names wrong?
“Sorry! You two look too alike! I can’t tell the difference! How about this?” Le Yao Yao paused and turned to look at her counter. She took out two pearl hairpins from her jewellery box and handed one to each of her maids.
“Xue Li, you will wear the pear flower pin and Xue Ping will wear the lotus flower pin. Then, I’ll be able to tell you guys apart!”
Xue Li and Xue Ping loved the hairpins and thanked Le Yao Yao.
After washing up, Le Yao Yao went to the Hall to eat breakfast. Xue Ping and Xue Li earnestly followed behind her.
When they arrived, the round table was already filled with all sorts of dishes. Le Yao Yao’s stomach began to rumble.
But what shocked her the most was that the eunuch on shift was Xiao Mu Zi!
Usually, Xiao Mu Zi was part of the kitchen crew. He normally excused himself after delivering food. But today, he was actually working at Ya Feng Ge! Leng Jun Yu must have purposely arranged this.
Xiao Mu Zi slowly walked towards Le Yao Yao. It was as if he had been struck by lightning. His eyes were bulging and his mouth was opened wide enough for a bird to fly in. Xue Li and Xue Ping giggled.
“Haha, close your mouth! A bird can fly in!” Le Yao Yao couldn’t help but teased.
“You’re really Xiao Yao Zi? You’re a….woman?” exclaimed Xiao Mu Zi.
“Haha. Replacement guaranteed if fake!” Le Yao Yao had a crafty smile on her face. Then, she batted her eyelashes at Xiao Mu Zi and purposely stuck out her chest. Her boobs had grown a little since her pregnancy.
Seeing this, Xiao Mu Zi’s face turned red. He couldn’t believe Le Yao Yao would be so shameless. She wasn’t ladylike at all!
“Haha! No wonder! I always thought it was strange how you never acted like a eunuch. Xiao Yao Zi, you were always so gentle. Also, whenever we went to take a bath, you would make me wait outside to guard for you. Initially, I thought you were just shy and didn’t want people to look at you. It turns out you’re… hehe.”
Le Yao Yao felt very warm on the inside. Xiao Mu Zi was still speaking to her like how he used to.
After all, Xiao Mu Zi was her closest friend in this era! She didn’t want to lose such an important friend.
Thinking of this, Le Yao Yao took a look around the room. Aside from her two maidservants, Xiao Mu Zi was the only one here. The chief manager was nowhere to be seen.
Le Yao Yao sat down and touched her empty stomach. Then, she gestured Xue Li, Xue Ping and Xiao Mu Zi to come over.
“It’s only us. No need to be reserved. Sit down and eat with me. There are so many dishes here! I can’t finish it by myself even if I try.”
However, Xue Li and Xue Ping both instantly shook their heads and refused in unison. “That is against the rules! If the chief manager finds out, we will be in big trouble!”
“The chief manager isn’t here anyway. Don’t be scared.”
However, the girls refused to do so regardless of what Le Yao Yao said. So, Le Yao Yao told them to go out to guard the doors.
At first, Xiao Mu Zi was feeling very uncomfortable. Although he used to eat with Xiao Yao Zi, that was at the cafeteria. They were in Ya Feng Ge now!!!
“Aren’t we friends? There are no hierarchy amongst friends! If you’re not willing to eat with me, it means you don’t consider me as a friend anymore!”
Hearing this, Xiao Mu Zi no longer hesitated and sat down to eat with Le Yao Yao.
Le Yao Yao could eat like a horse. After all, she was feeding for two. So, the moment they began, her mouth didn’t stop.
As for Xiao Mu Zi, he was going through puberty. So, he also ate a lot more than he used to. In no time, the ten dishes on the table were completely devoured by the two of them.
Le Yao Yao licked her oily lips and felt satisfied. Now, she was a bit sleepy. But she decided to take a walk. After all, she wasn’t a pig.
Plus, sleeping while you’re full is bad for the body.
So, Le Yao Yao took a walk at the back courtyard. She admired the flowers and the fishes until she felt sleepier.
Xiao Mu Zi was now taking over her previous job. He wouldn’t allow Le Yao Yao to do anything since she was pregnant. So, Le Yao Yao returned to her room to take her usual nap.