Housekeeper of the Hundred Blossom Palace - Chapter 138
She had been a nurse for a long time back in her previous world, and there were frequent times when she received abuse rather than gratitude after helping someone.
Thus, she quickly gave up any thoughts of receiving thanks whenever she did her job.
‘Feelings of gratitude from the other party’ could be considered a mere bonus in this work. If people weren’t sincere enough to do this thankless job and were looking forward to receiving thanks instead, then they should just start a ‘gratitude expression club’ for all she care.
Libin’s expression softened at Yui Mei’s stand.
“…It’s good to think of it that way. Still, that philosophical view really makes you sound like an elderly.”
“Sir Libin, that’s totally uncalled for.”
Telling a woman that has just come of age that she sounded like an elderly was a major taboo.
Anyway, setting aside this topic for the meantime —
“I think it’s better to consider Miss Xu’s reluctance to play the lute after her arthritis is healed. Mental health is also affected during illness, after all.”
Yui Mei stated.
The mind would adjust in order for the heart to accept the limited freedom experienced during an illness, and protect it, too.
It was certainly not a bad thing. It was a coping mechanism designed so that the body and the mind could lead a healthy life.
However, it was also true that people could also fall into depression and feel desperate while thinking about the situation while they were ill.
Arthritis was not a hopeless case of disease, and even if the condition was severe enough to be cured completely, it would still be possible to reduced the symptoms to a level that didn’t cause much trouble in the patient’s daily life. It would be good to postpone thinking about important matters until the patient recovered, even if it was just to a small extent.
“Well, fair enough, I understand where you’re coming from.”
It seemed that Libin also thought of something because he didn’t refute Yui Mei’s words.
“If me being a nosy body makes somebody else happy, then it’s okay, I’ll be satisfied with that. I don’t really care whether they’ll appreciate me along the way.”
That was what Yui Mei said, but then, she continued on —
“But if Xu recovers, then it’ll be awesome if she were to play the lute for me!!”
Yui Mei shook her fist while saying those words. Libin watched her in surprise, then he heaved a deep sigh.
“Yui Mei, I thought your self-satisfaction is enough?”
“I’m free to harbor delusions about a reward, don’t I!?”
Yui Mei retorted.
Indeed, a nurse’s preparedness and acceptance was separate from their wild wishes of “It’ll be nice if that happens.”
Yui Mei felt she was the only one who gained something out of this conversation, so she decided to make it equal by reciprocating and ask Libin about his current circumstances.
“Oh, by the way, Libin, is there something strange going on? Or are you perhaps bothered about something?”
“… Hey, you’re randomly spouting things out of the blue, it sounds really forced; Well, that doesn’t matter now. Yeah, I have something strange going on. Lord Min apparently picked a person who lost his memories along his way to the physician for his treatment.”
Something huge happened, and it was unexpectedly important.
“Lost his memories?”
“Yeah. That person looked like he traveled a long way, but he had forgotten who he was, nor could he remember the reason why he came to the capital.”
Libin nodded and explained to Yui Mei when she tried to probe further.
“Haa~, well, there’s bound to be somebody like that, given how huge this capital is.”
“It’s true that many different kinds of people gathered here in the capital, but then, it had been more common to find people like that near the battlefields…was what I heard, you know?”
Yui Mei was surprised, but Libin corrected her. He then suddenly remembered his current position so he also corrected himself in that last bit.
‘Ah~ yes, yes, you mean to say you heard it from a soldier, okay.’
They didn’t know whether somebody was eavesdropping somewhere, so even if Yui Mei was already aware of his true identity, he still wanted to be careful with his words.
He was truly a serious guy.
“When Lord Ming attempted to turn that man over to the physician, he was told to take this man to his own home because “this man is healthy so there’s no need to examine him. And so, he’s currently staying as a freeloader over Lord Ming’s mansion, apparently.”
“Oh, Lord Ming is unexpectedly soft-hearted, huh.”
Yui Mei was moved by Libin’s explanation. With this topic, she wanted to visit his mansion once again, should Yang permit.
Of course, Yui Mei was worried about the amnesiac guy, but she was also brimming with curiosity.
‘See, it’s like the start of a Chinese drama, after all!’
It was the Chinese drama fanatic inside her that was getting all hyped up.
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