Housekeeper of the Hundred Blossom Palace - Chapter 101
Yui Mei didn’t forget to choose the souvenirs after enjoying all the seafoods to the fullest.
“Okay, what should I buy…”
Yui Mei left the beach and returned to the road to stroll among the shops.
The journey to this country was considered difficult, so there weren’t any tourists, much less groups who came to sightsee, and there were no souvenir specialty stores in this area.
Thus, Yui Mei could only hope that they would be able to find good items here.
“What should I get?”
Yui Mei consulted Li Yong.
It was her first time to shop for souvenirs gifts in this world, so it was only natural that she had difficulty choosing.
“Why not go with wine? It won’t go bad, after all.”
“Oh, I see.”
Indeed, the journey home would be long one, the essential condition of her choice should be something that would not rot while they were in the midst of traveling.
And so, Yui Mei decided to listen to Li Yong’s suggestion and buy some kind of rare wine, something that was delicious and could be used for cooking, too.
Kai was a port city, so there were a lot of items gathered here, and some were for export and while others were imported.
Thus, she had plenty of varieties to choose from.
Yui Mei decided to buy sweet wines for Mei Na and Yang, and a spicy wine for Chen.
Her business was done after she finished buying them.
“We’re already here, so might as well play in the sea!”
she didn’t have any opportunity to go enjoy the beach since she came here in a city near the sea.
“You’re still spouting unusual stuff…”
Li Yong frowned.
He probably never imagined that one could play in the sea, since it was a place for fishing.
However, Yui Mei wouldn’t back down, so it was decided that they would take a stroll along the beach to “make some good memories”, according to her.
They went to a place farther than the fisherman’s store, and no one else was there.
Because people playing in the sea was something uncommon, the thought of “playing by swimming” probably never crossed their minds.
That’s why not a single tourist ventured to this place, probably only those who were interested and wanted to do so from the get-go, like Yui Mei.
“Kyah, so cold!”
Yui Mei could no longer endure her excitement, so she hastily took off her shoes and dipped her feet into the water, enjoying the sensation of the waves rising and falling beneath her feet.
She wanted to swim, but because swimsuits didn’t even exist in this place, where the sea was considered unswimmable.
The fishermen themselves were wearing normal clothes that could get wet whenever they enter the sea.
Yui Mei couldn’t get wet, so she could only satisfy herself by submerging her feet and playing with the waves with them.
However, this was too dull.
‘Oh, right, I can go look for seashells instead!’
Seashells were also great as souvenirs from the sea.
She started to pick shells, while Li Yong followed and watched over her from behind.
“Oh, Li Yong, you know how to swim, right?”
Yui Mei suddenly stopped what she was doing and asked Li Yong, and he looked peeved.
“If I didn’t know how to swim, then there’s no way I’m going aboard Lord Li Min’s boat, right?”
‘Well, he got a point.’
Yui Mei agreed to Li Yong’s answer.
It would turn into a huge mess if his own guest drowned while aboard his ship.
“I trained in the river, but then, a river is very different from the sea.”
“Yeah, and the seawater is stickier for some reason.”
Yui Mei replied back to affirm what Li Yong said, when a mischievous thought crossed her mind.
Yui Mei squatted down and splashed water towards Li Yong.
He easily avoided it.
“Hey, what do you think you’re doing!”
Li Yong scolded her, but Yui Mei just snorted and scowled.
“It’s such a waste, you know. You’re in front of the sea and yet you’re making such a lo~ng face. You should relax your guard a bit and enjoy the sea!”
“…telling a guard to relax his guard is absurd.”
Li Yong said with the air of a soldier, but Yui Mei just stood up and splashed another wave at him.
“Argh, stop it I said, and that’s low of you to do that!”
Li Yong avoided being splashed yet again, so Yui Mei suddenly got the urge to make him wet no matter what.
No, it was fine even if it wasn’t seawater in this case, so she started kicking sand towards him.
“I already told you to stop!”
Li Yong became exasperated at obstinate Yui Mei, so he also started kicking the sand towards her.
Yui Mei was also annoyed at this, so in the end, it became a sand throwing contest until Li Yong came back to his senses.
In the end, they were both covered in sand when they returned to Li Min’s mansion, giving Princess Pan a fright when they happened to meet her.
‘What are we doing, the two of us.’
Yui Mei burst out laughing as she changed her sand-covered clothes and brushed the sand off her hair.
Doing something meaningless has been quite refreshing.
They made a good memory of the sea before they left Kai.
T/N: Li Yong, the king of exasperation 😀 not a chapter had gone by without a description of the furrow in his brows haha, so it’s funny how childish he was when he kicked sand back to Yui Mei. And yey!! Last chapter for this arc!! What a cute way to end it XD
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