Housekeeper of the Hundred Blossom Palace - Chapter 115
And so it was decided.
This day turned into a day-off for Yui Mei, and in return, she was to visit Ming in his mansion this morning.
At any rate, it was a good thing that he had someone like Yang to worry about him.
There were times when a person might think that the people worrying about him or her were too nosy, but in the end, they would also become the inspiration to strive to become better.
On the other hand, solitude was actually a scary thing, because it might become the root cause of worsening illness.
Yui Mei vowed to do all she could in order to ensure that this concern of Yang would properly get across to Ming.
‘Still, who will help me today, I wonder?’
Yang told her that she would send someone to go along with her today, too.
Yui Mei thought that it would probably be Li Yong again as she headed towards the Quianqing gate that they passed through yesterday.
“Oh there you are! hey! Lassie!”
The familiar bear man stood near the gate, waving his hand.
Yui Mei was startled, and she froze on her tracks.
It was General Li, the person she just met last night — was he the aid Yang referred to?
No way, he was considered to be the strongest soldier here, so it was impossible that he would accompany such a low ranking court lady as her, even as a joke.
However, Yui Mei couldn’t think of any other reason why General Li would be cheerfully waving his hand at her.
Yui Mei was standing still while General Li vigorously waved his hand — it was quite a spectacle even from a distance, so the nearby soldiers guarding the gate couldn’t help but throw strange glances at them.
This couldn’t go on as it was, so Yui Mei reluctantly approached General Li.
“Ahm, pardon me for asking, but why is General Li here?”
Yui Mei timidly asked, and was answered with a bright smile from General Li.
“I’m here to accompany you.”
‘So it’s true!?’
Her bad premonition came true.
Nevertheless, who on earth had chosen such a conspicuous person to be her companion?
It couldn’t have been Yang, for sure.
What happened to Li Yong, aka Libin, who had seemed to be Yui Mei’s companion by default ever since?
“I actually thought Li Yong would come with me again.”
When Yui Mei mumbled, General Li laughed hard.
“You two get along well, don’t you. The higher-ups told me about it, so I volunteered. It’s bad for the Crown Prince if we keep on recruiting Li Yong, right.”.
She wondered how Li Yong felt when General Li arbitrarily acknowledged that they were chums.
He had always thought of her as a ‘weird woman’, so he must have been filled with complex emotions, for sure.
Aside from that, Yui Mei already knew that Li Yong was a busy guy, but that didn’t mean General Li would have a lot of time on his hands.
Moreover, he mentioned that ‘the higher-ups told him’.
There was no way Yang would be above General Li, so where did he get this story?
‘Aunty Yang, really, who on earth did you ask to be my companion!?’
Yui Mei was actually shocked that mysterious persons were assigned to be near her.
Moreover, there was this bear guy that volunteered to come here.
“Ahm, is this really okay with you, Sir? I’m going to make you work hard, you know?”
Yui Mei asked as if challenging him. General Li broadly grinned in return.
“That’s fine by me, though? If it’s just strength then I have more than enough. Really, I don’t want that Ming guy dwelling on this for too long, it’s also worrying me.”
General Li wouldn’t back down, it seemed.
And so, Yui Mei headed towards Ming’s mansion with the person standing at the greatest soldier in tow.
They passed through dark roads last night, so Yui Mei was lost and didn’t know where to go. General Li guided her and they briskly walked on.
Once they reached the mansion, she was again at a lost, but General Li led her straight to the back door.
“Oh, it’s you, so you’re here again?”
The old woman they met yesterday peeked from the door, and was surprised to see Yui Mei.
“Yes. I had been tasked to prevent Lord Ming from drinking so early in the morning.”
“Hey, Granny, so you’re still alive?”
The narrow door covered General Li’s figure, so he poked his head from the side while Yui Mei and the old woman talked.
“Oh my, if it isn’t General Li, it’s been a long time.”
The old woman was startled to see General Li, but she didn’t become overly respectful towards him.
Now that she thought about it, Ming had been an outstanding person that even the generals recognized.
Still, General Li and Ming must be good friends, given that he even knew where the back door was, and was even acquainted with the servants.
They smoothly entered Ming’s mansion. Yui Mei and General Li were guided towards Ming’s bedroom. Ming had just woken up, slacking off inside.
Yui Mei was pretty much still a maiden, so she preferred not to see a middle-aged guy who just woke up, but she had to endure for Yang’s sake.
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