Housekeeper of the Hundred Blossom Palace - Chapter 109
It was good that Li Yong and the old woman were made to understand Ming’s condition.
However, the most crucial thing here was to explain the situation to the person himself.
Ming was totally wasted and fast asleep with no signs of waking up.
“Ahm, so what should the Master do from now on?”
It was the old woman who asked in his stead.
“First, the most important thing for him now is to stop drinking, but…hmmm.”
Yui Mei said that while looking at Ming.
“Isn’t that impossible, in this case?”
Li Yong bluntly expressed Yui Mei’s worry as he stood beside her.
“Yes, you have a point, Master just turns a deaf ear to all my advice.”
The old woman also heaved a sigh of frustration.
Ming must be a pig-headed person, seeing as how everyone thought it was impossible.
But then, wasn’t it said that he didn’t like drinking before?
‘He seemed to be drinking heavily, so maybe he is an alcohol addict?’
People like that were also usually affected by mental stress, but was that the case for Ming, too?
The old woman seemed to hint at it too, with the way she was speaking.
Yui Mei decided to ask Yang about this. There was nothing more they could do for today.
“It seems like this person will just continue sleeping at this rate, so maybe we should call it a day?”
“Yeah, that’s better. It isn’t good for us to stay this late.”
Li Yong agreed to Yui Mei’s proposal.
It was already late when they found Ming at the pub, so the sky had long since darkened by this time.
‘Huh!? Then in that case!’
Yui Mei suddenly realized something important.
“What about my dinner!? Don’t tell me I already missed it!?”
The old woman was shocked when Yui Mei suddenly shrieked, while Li Yong looked stunned.
“I thought something happened, so it was just that, huh.”
“What do you mean by ‘just that’!”
Yui Mei retorted and grumbled when Li Yong just treated her words lightly.
It was not an exaggeration to say that Yui Mei lived for her meals.
For her, it was already a huge problem is she missed dinner, which was considered as one of her precious meals.
‘No way, don’t tell me I have to wait until morning with a rumbling stomach!?’
If she had known earlier, then she would’ve bought something to eat while they were still in the Outer City.
At that time, she wanted to finish Yang’s matter first, so she refrained from making a detour.
She didn’t expect that it would backfire on her…
“You can just eat it now. Ah, but the court lady’s kitchen closes early, so even if you went there now, there’s probably nothing left. On the other hand, it’s too troublesome to return to the Outer City just to eat. Then, do you want to go to the imperial guards’ place? I’m sure they still have something over there.”
Li Yong made an unexpected suggestion.
“The imperial guards’ kitchen…messroom… where is it?”
“It’s at the end of the Outer Court. It’s in the corner of the building used by the Imperial Guards. It’s not that far from here.”
“Ahm, is it okay for me to go there?”
“Well, there’s no rule forbidding outsiders.”
The imperial guards’ dining hall was unexpectedly nearby, and even Yui Mei could enter.
Because of that, Yui Mei suddenly felt curious about that place.
What kind of menu did they have?
She was pretty sure that there were no female knights in this world, so did that mean it was different from the court lady’s dining hall in that they only served men’s meal?
By the way, the reason ladies were forbidden to become knights didn’t lie in gender inequality, but because the Inner Harem decided that it wouldn’t be good if the emperor and the crown prince would develop a ‘relationship between man and woman’ with their female knights, since they were spending time close to each other.
“I want to go to the imperial guards’ dining hall”
Yui Mei rose from being depressed into extremely excited in the blink of an eye, so Li Yong chuckled, saying “that was fast, you changed your mind, huh”.
“Alright, we’re going to the Outer Court. Thanks, we’ve disturbed you.”
“Sorry for the disturbance.”
Once that was settled, they decided to move immediately and leave Ming’s mansion.
“No, we are grateful that you send Master home. Thank you very much.”
The old woman had been perplexed when the two suddenly engaged in a lively discussion, but she still sent them off.
She then mumbled to herself when she couldn’t see the figures of Li Yong and Yui Mei anymore.
“Now that I think about it, I feel like I’ve seen that girl somewhere before? But then, when was it…”
Yui Mei had no idea about what the old woman said.
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