Housekeeper of the Hundred Blossom Palace - Chapter 157
It seemed that the one to be taken wasn’t Yui Mei but Xu.
“Eh, Xu, why, er, are you going to be taken away?”
Yui Mei could only stutter in her confusion, but the man cut her short.
“I don’t understand what you’re saying. We’re taking that Xu with us to the Ministry of Justice. If you have anything to report regarding this, then say it, I’ll listen.”
He clarified, then added the last sentence as if it’s an afterthought.
“Even if you say that…”
Yui Mei hemmed and hawed while thinking about what to say, but Xu denied it, saying “there’s nothing”.
“I just frequently encountered this girl recently. She saw me digging around here, so I knew I won’t get away with this. I’m the one who got that thing, everything is all my fault.”
Yui Mei shouted “huh?!” in shock when she heard Xu’s unexpected declaration.
‘There’s no way that’s true! Oh, wait, maybe!?’
Xu didn’t seem like she was a poppy juice addict, but it’s possible that she wouldn’t be an addict if she was just a pusher spreading it around without using it herself.
Besides, Yui Mei didn’t know Xu that well.
She turned her gaze towards the man, then back at Xu while being thoroughly perplexed. The man nodded and said “I see”.
“So, there’s no doubt you’re the person who sent the letter to the Ministry of Justice, right?”
“Yeah, so hurry up and drag me away.”
The man sought to confirm his guess. Xu urged him in reply.
Based on their conversation just now, she sent a letter to the Ministry of Justice — then was that a letter of confession?
‘So, there’s another reason why the Ministry of Justice got involved aside from His Majesty’s order, then?’
Yui Mei didn’t know the entire background story about this huge commotion.
Nevertheless, there was something that bothered her about how Xu was behaving so far.
She wasn’t sure whether Xu was really the criminal who brought poppy juice to this place. However, based on her expression and tone, it was as if she had already given up, as if she was already resigned to whatever was to happen.
It was far more profound than a criminal giving up after he had been exposed — no, it was as if she had given up on life itself.
“Well then, let’s go.”
Xu briskly strode on when the man prompted her.
“Yes! I, also want, to go, with you!”
Yui Mei insisted while energetically raising her hand.
“…What did you say?”
The man raised his brow as he turned towards Yui Mei, but she looked back at him with a stern expression.
‘I got a feeling that something bad will happen if I just let them drag Xu away!’
Yui Mei stressed each word to make it clearer even if she had her nose covered.
“I want to accompany Miss Xu! I can sense Miss Xu’s insecurity, so if she’s surrounded by unknown people, she might thoughtlessly spout a mixture of half-truths and lies, and it might be a hindrance to the investigation, wouldn’t it?!”
I’ll definitely follow you! Yui Mei stubbornly said, while Xu disapprovingly scowled at her.
“Hey, I don’t know you, either.”
“We’re close enough to eat roasted sweet potatoes together!”
Xu actually had a point, but Yui Mei ignored her and she insisted her will to the man.
He stared at Yui Mei and Xu for a while, then he readily gave his approval by saying “if it’s just accompanying her, then I don’t mind.”
“Either way, I also wanted to ask you for the details. I considered doing it at a later date, but if it’s your wish then it’s fine to do it today.”
“Yehey, yes, I’ll go! I’ll provide you with information!!”
Yes yes! Yui Mei raised both of her hands. The man looked at her with awe.
“It’s the first time I saw a fellow willingly go to the Ministry of Justice.”
Yui Mei also loved detective dramas in her previous life; she even wanted to go on a field trip to the Metropolitan Police Department one day.
This dream didn’t come true, but in return, she was granted the opportunity to visit this life’s Ministry of Justice, so there was no way she would let go of this chance.
And so, it was decided that Yui Mei would also go to the Ministry of Justice.
Once again, she left her cleaning job halfway through.
‘I’m so sorry, I’ll definitely do my best tomorrow!’
Yui Mei somehow imagined the Jiaofang building being depressed, so she apologized in her heart.
T/N: Here’s our Monday chap! I dunno how many times I corrected myself after typing Ministry of Magic while doing this chap (—_—) uwu..Nosy Yui Mei is here to strike once again!
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