Housekeeper of the Hundred Blossom Palace - Chapter 33
Even with all that commotion, Yui Mei and Ziliang were finally able to examine Imperial Prince Youren.
“Your Highness Imperial Prince Youren, I will now touch your arm.”
Ziliang drew nearer to where Imperial Prince Youren was seated, and after a brief notice, he took his arm, and put a drop each of the water-thinned milk and egg respectively onto the inner side.
“I will be inserting a needle for a bit, please tell me if it hurts, okay.”
After saying that, Yui Mei injected a needle in the skin with the mixture, then she waited for a while.
Currently, Yui Mei and Ziliang were conducting an allergy skin test.
This method yielded results in a short period of time, so Yui Mei and the rest could examine them for themselves right before it would occur.
Yui Mei did not have any reaction towards eggs, milk and wheat, and so was Ziliang.
They further asked the cooperation of eunuchs who were sticking around, and two of them reacted slightly from the milk.
When they were told that they had a body constitution that was hypersensitive to milk, they said ‘no matter, drinking such expensive food as milk is a rarity for us’ but they did agree to be more careful from now on.
As for Imperial Prince Youren, he did not have any reaction to the milk, but the response to eggs was fast.
The area that was pierced by the needle started to turn red and swell, and it was obvious.
“The inflammation occurred rapidly, right.”
“And the manner of swelling is also terrible.”
Yui Mei and Ziliang whispered to each other.
It continued to swell painfully, obviously showing that it was a severe case.
Imperial Youren scrunched his face in an attempt to endure the painful itch.
“Doctor, the medicine.”
Ziliang wiped the place where the needle was inserted, then he applied medicine that would reduce the inflammation.
During that time, Yui Mei turned to face the people who were observing them.
“Your Majesty the Emperor, everyone, please look at this. The swelling occurred at the area smeared with the egg mixture. Judging from the inflammatory response, we concluded that His Highness the Imperial Prince Youren has a severe case of egg hypersensitivity.”
Color drained from the face of Imperial Concubine Hu, while the emperor was greatly surprised upon hearing the words of Yui Mei.
“Currently, we smeared the egg mixture onto Imperial Prince Youren’s skin, but the same inflammation occurred in his body, too. If the internal organs swell like this, the pain he suffered must have been unimaginable.’’
Imperial Prince Youren was also dumbfounded at Yui Mei’s words.
Apparently, he could not keep up now that the source of his condition was finally identified.
“Eggs are frequently served in his meals.”
Imperial Concubine Hu mumbled.
As expected of a high-ranking concubine, eggs were part of their regular diet.
“Imperial Prince Youren is picky about his food, so eggs were frequently served since they believed that it still provided nutrition despite the small amount.”
The elderly maid looked at Imperial Concubine Hu with an anxious expression.
It was only natural that they would impose something if they did not know that it was the cause of his pickiness.
The palace’s kitchen staff would probably turn blue if they heard about this.
Yui Mei counseled Imperial Concubine Hu, who was crestfallen after receiving shock.
“Symptoms of food allergy are often alleviated as they grow, so please do not worry about it too much.”
“… Is that true?”
Yui Mei nodded vigorously when Imperial Concubine Hu whispered her query.
“Yes, it’s true. That’s why Imperial Prince Youren should consume an appropriate diet to build up his physical strength, and strive to have a healthy body. If he did that, time would come when his body would overcome the egg. ”
It was fortunate that he did not react with milk.
Milk was very nutritious, so it would be good if he drank it proactively.
Imperial Concubine Hu slowly drew nearer, then she knelt in front of Imperial Prince Youren and took his hands.
“Please forgive your foolish mother for not understanding your suffering. From now on, I will do my best to prepare food that you can eat, so please get well as soon as possible and be healthy.”
Imperial Youren could no longer endure his pain, and tears overflowed from his eyes.
The emperor who had been watching over Imperial Concubine Hu and the rest, stood up from his chair.
“I see, from what I heard now, I finally understood his suffering at that banquet. It was not a stupid nonsensense like a curse.”
The emperor said that, then he turned his gaze towards Imperial Prince Youren.
“Youren, a different doctor should have been sent to you sooner. Zhen apologizes for taking so long.”
Imperial Prince Youren was unnerved by the emperor’s apology.
From this moment on, Imperial Prince Youren was relieved from being assessed as ‘cursed’.
Afterward, Yui Mei also spread this gossip among the court ladies she interacted with, so his bad reputation was also instantly whitewashed.
He might also leave a mark in history as the person who let the world know about a condition called hypersensitivity. Yui Mei wished that Imperial Prince Youren who suffered from a tender age, would grow into a compassionate person.
‘Anyway, goal achieved!’
For Yui Mei, it was a grand finale worthy of saying ‘case closed’.
Meanwhile, there was a person being excluded among them.
“This kind of thing….”
Wenjun muttered provokingly as she bit her lip tightly, and she glared with hatred at Imperial Concubine Hu as she hugged Imperial Prince Youren.
Yui Mei silently stared at her figure.
T/L Thoughts: One more chapter and it’s the end of this volume! I’m glad that the emperor witnessed for himself how Yui Mei solved this allergy test. That maid really is up to no good, huh.
Early chapter today, but the one on Wednesday might be late because I’ll be travelling the whole day, will post them asap, though. Thanks lot guys! 🙂
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