Housekeeper of the Hundred Blossom Palace - Chapter 112
“Actually, rather than saying we went to his house, it’s more accurate to say we captured him in a pub.”
“Hah…He is still the same as ever, huh.”
The bear guy heaved a deep sigh when he heard Li Yong, and it sounded like the groan of a bear.
Still, there was no hint regarding the identity of the bear man in their conversation.
“Ahm, excuse me, may I know who this esteemed person is?”
Yui Mei gulped her food, then softly whispered. Li Yong was taken aback.
“Oh, didn’t I tell you? This is General Li, of Defense.”
His status was totally unexpected.
Yui Mei heard about this ‘General of Defense’, but wasn’t he the strongest person in the present military troops?
There were higher ranked military positions such as supreme commander during times of crisis such as wars, but because the present era was peaceful, the army was directly under the emperor’s control. spearheaded that army, so he was considered to have the highest position in the military.
The current emperor wasn’t interested in expanding his territories by raid and invasion, so that meant he didn’t receive any special positions.
Yui Mei naturally knew about these things thanks to the information from the gossipy court ladies who dreamed of marrying into wealth. They would talk about the most successful people with great gusto even without being asked.
This man, who was supposedly at the pinnacle of the army, was casually pouring himself a drink and gulping it down right before Yui Mei’s eyes.
Yui Mei was more shocked than when she met the emperor for the first time.
At any rate, she already expected that she would sooner or later bump into him if she was fortunate enough, because the Inner Palace was his home.
However, people would only meet generals in the battle-field, wasn’t that so?
So what was this person doing here, clad in the garb of an ordinary soldier?
Yui Mei was flustered, and she hurriedly tried to pay her respects to this unexpectedly distinguished person. However, she was holding the soup bowl on one hand and the baozi on the other, and they were in the way, so she became even more flustered on her own.
“Calm down, put your food on the table first.”
“Don’t be too formal, I’m just an ordinary drunkard here.”
The bear man — General Li waved his hand as he said that, as if to cover up Li Yong’s advice. Yui Mei put the soup bowl on the table promptly, then she timidly asked General Li.
“Ahm, pardon me for asking, but may I know what are you, a distinguished person, being the General of Defense, doing here?”
He could’ve drank wine in a better place instead of the cafeteria for the ordinary soldiers.
It might be weird saying this, but the liquor here was the cheap kind.
General Li grinned, as if he read Yui Mei’s mind as she wondered about it.
“Hey, for booze, it doesn’t really matter what you’re drinking, but who you’re drinking it with, you know? If I go outside to drink good wine, the guys will go “Lord General, Lord General” nonstop. Too noisy.”
He had a point there.
Apparently, different kinds of people would flock over him, and he didn’t like that.
“So you’re popular, Lord General?”
Yui Mei wanted to confirm. Li Yong nodded.
“In the capital, yes. The only guys who don’t know anything are those who just came from the country like you.”
It seemed that Yui Mei’s country bumpkin background was exposed because she didn’t know who the general was.
It was the truth, and there was nothing to be ashamed of, so Yui Mei didn’t care.
“So? Who are you, lass?”
In the end, General Li also asked about her, but Yui Mei didn’t want to introduce herself as much as possible to the higher-ups. She wasn’t sure about the person’s connections, and her personal history might be discovered.
“I am just a humble person not worthy of naming myself before you, Lord General, but just as you said earlier, I am indeed a low-ranking court lady.”
Yui Mei thus explained, and Li Yong didn’t have any complaints like “How can you be so rude!”.
General Li, on the other hand, seemed to have thought of something, because he leaned closer to peer on her face.
The feeling of being in the presence of a bear became stronger when he drew his face closer to hers.
General Li suddenly hit his knee.
“Hoh? Don’t tell me, are you the girl I’ve been hearing so much about lately, the one who always raises a ruckus?”
What a weird revelation to make.
“Did I ever make a ruckus? Me?”
“I’m sure you do.”
Li Yong answered Yui Mei’s question with no hesitation whatsoever.
T/N: Hello, sorry for the late post! Very busy with work 🙁 Will resume with the thrice weekly posting of Hundred Blossom Palace since we already caught up with all the missed chapters 🙂 Thank you so much <3
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