Housekeeper of the Hundred Blossom Palace - Chapter 190
Yui Mei then continued on with her explanation.
“Miss Xu, judging from your condition, have you been staying inside the room ever since you came here?”
“Well, it’s not as if I have any say with that, obviously.”
Xu raised a brow at Yui Mei’s question, and Yui Mei also nodded in reply.
“You’ll become weak, and you’ll be depressed at this rate, so let’s go on a stroll now!”
“That’ll be good.”
Chen also agreed when Yui Mei invited Xu to take a walk, but then they heard the shocked voice of the guide from outside the room.
‘Eh, is it not allowed?’
Yui Mei tilted her head, perplexed. Libin had been quietly listening the whole time, but he interjected.
“That sir rookie outside probably can’t decide whether you can go out, no?”
The man who peered into the room and answered from the hallway when Libin pointed that out.
“Then, we would like to obtain permission, can you please tell us where to go?”
Yui Mei walked to the door and poked her head out into the hallway to ask the guy, but he looked troubled.
“Er, ahm, oh, ah! Please wait for a moment!”
The man seemed to have noticed something, and he immediately dashed off. Apparently, a senior official just passed by, and they could hear him talking to that person.
“Ahm, if it’s the courtyard over there, then you can go, it seems!”
He ran back and reported.
It’s not like Xu’s going on a marathon, so that place is enough for her to move around.
And so, it was decided that everyone would go to the courtyard for Xu’s stroll.
Five people entered the courtyard one after another, and that’s when they saw some of the officials taking a break while sitting on the ground here and there.
Yui Mei wasn’t sure whether they were really resting, or if they were there to keep an eye on Xu’s surroundings, but she didn’t mind them in the least.
“Huff, the outside air is so nice.”
Xu took a deep breath when she was finally outside, then she muttered.
Most of her working hours were originally during the night, and her performances were probably done indoors most of the time, so she probably didn’t feel any dissatisfaction for being indoors all the time.
However, even though she didn’t have any problem with that lifestyle, it had been putting strain on her body without her being aware of it.
Her expression was softer compared to how it was before inside the room.
“Basking in Mr. Sun’s rays, just like this, is also important for health!”
Yui Mei told Xu.
“Really? I always heard from the courtesans that they don’t go out to avoid getting sunburned.”
Xu seemed confused when she heard what Yui Mei said.
“If tanning is just the issue, then basking in the sun at appropriate times is still the best course of action. Sunlight regulates our body clock, and it also supplements the various deficiencies we have in our bodies!”
“Well, isn’t it said that those who don’t bask in the sun grow up weak?”
“Heh, so that’s how it is. Yeah, this does feel nice.”
Xu narrowed her eyes after listening to Yui Mei and Chen.
‘Yup, yup, sunbathing is great, right!’
Xu probably wouldn’t understand even if Yui Mei explained the role of vitamins, so she wouldn’t do that, but it would be great if Xu would think that going outdoors proactively was something good.
Yui Mei and her group slowly relaxed this way.
“What is it?”
Libin hadn’t lowered his guard down. He had been surveying the surroundings, when he suddenly called out.
When Yui Mei turned around to check on Libin, she saw him staring at a window of one of the buildings overlooking the courtyard.
The hallway was visible beyond that window.
That particular building had indoor corridors instead of those that were accessible outside, probably to prevent the criminals from escaping.
Yui Mei didn’t know what bothered Libin, but just a few moments later, that place suddenly became boisterous.
The actual ruckus was far from where they were, but they could hear the noise all the way here.
“Did something happen in the hallway?”
He looked anxious for some reason while watching, when they suddenly saw a person shaking her restraints off and running towards them from afar.
The sound of a crash resounded, and a woman grabbed the window decorations with both hands as if trying to break them.
Upon closer look, it was no other than the woman that had been captured before.
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