Housekeeper of the Hundred Blossom Palace - Chapter 113
General Li permitted her to ‘go ahead and eat while the dishes are still hot’, so Yui Mei resumed eating without holding back.
“So, why does this lassie have to meet Ming?”
It wasn’t a matter that must be kept a secret, so Yui Mei answered General Li’s simple question frankly.
“It’s for a medical examination. I’m quite knowledgeable about medicinal arts, but I’m not a physician, so Aunty Yang thought that he wouldn’t drive me out.”
General Li raised his voice in admiration after hearing her explanation.
“That’s a rare skill for a court lady. Hey, if you work as a physician’s attendant, you’re going to be stackin’ loot for sure.”
Yui Mei was about to sink her teeth into the baozi when she heard it. She grimaced.
“I don’t want a job like that. I like my current job!”
She firmly made her stand known, just in case General Li accidentally made a recommendation for her.
All of them were saying the same thing, but rather than raking in money, she wanted to live while enjoying her hobbies in this world.
She had great pride in her profession as a nurse in her previous world, but she no longer wanted to work as if she was dedicating her entire life to her job like before.
General Li was shocked at Yui Mei’s determination.
“Huh, what a strange lass. Oh well, not that it matters. So? How is Ming, based on your observations? Can he still return to being an imperial guard?”
General Li changed the subject from Yui Mei to Ming.
“Recovery is possible if he will stop drinking liquor.”
General Li raised his brow when Yui Mei stressed the word ‘liquor’.
“Liquor, huh. Well, that guy’s way of drinking ain’t fun, true enough.”
General Li gulped a mouthful of booze, then he lifted his eyes to the ceiling.
His expression was quite strange — concern and sadness blended on his face.
“Ahm, I don’t really know much about it, but may I know the reason? Why does Lord Ming drink like that?”
Li Yong inquired beside them.
General Li groaned after a while, then he turned his gaze towards Li Yong.
“It’s not like I can say something about this, but to sum it up, it’s regret. But it’s not his fault, the one at fault was… Nah, let’s stop here. Seems like I drank too much.”
General Li stood up and left with those words.
Li Yong and Yui Mei stared at his retreating back, before exchanging glances.
“Any idea what that was about?”
“Nah, honestly, I don’t have any inkling either.”
Both of them were puzzled.
Yui Mei decided to finish her meal first since there’s nothing they could do about it no matter how much they wrack their brains, then she headed home.
It should be fine even if she did the reporting to Yang tomorrow, instead.
Yui Mei was tired after walking around at night for the first time in a while, but she was still lively when morning came.
She went to the dining hall to have some breakfast. Mei Na was apparently on her day off, since she was sitting on a table, beckoning Yui Mei to come over.
Yui Mei got her breakfast first before heading towards Mei Na.
By the way, the meal was chicken meat and lotus dumpling soup, and steamed lily bulbs with mushrooms. It was the first harvest of the lily bulbs for this season.
She couldn’t help but compare the meal to the soup last night.
“Good morning, I heard you went out yesterday?”
Mei Na immediately asked and Yui Mei nodded.
“Yes, I was on an errand for Aunty Yang. Listen! We missed our dinner because of that, so we slipped into the imperial guard’s dining hall!”
“Heh! What was it like over there?”
Mei Na seemed interested at the other dining hall as she leaned closer to Yui Mei, who then explained the place animatedly.
“Oh, so the kitchen is also part of their training.The soldiers also have it rough, huh.”
“Yup. Also, both the cook and the diner must be miserable if you went there to eat and it’s a miss.”
The two of them were excitedly talking about such things when Yang suddenly appeared.
“You guys, what a lively bunch, so early in the morning.”
“Good morning, Aunty Yang.”
Yui Mei greeted her, and she said “Yeah, good morning” in return.
“Sorry for keeping you so late last night, Xiao Mei. So, how was it?”
Yang sat down beside Mei Na as she inquired.
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