Housekeeper of the Hundred Blossom Palace - Chapter 68
Li Yong continued on.
“Be it court ladies, eunuchs, or soldiers, people love to gossip when they’re gathered together. However, it is the duty of the lord of the palace, in other words, His Highness the Crown Prince, to forbid that and smooth it over in front of the guests. If the crown prince so intended, the skills of the wives will then be questioned.”
Yui Mei tried to sort out the information in her mind.
“In short, the servants were looking down on us because Lord Li Min is also taking us lightly?”
“Otherwise, criticizing the royal family has been a daily occurrence that they no longer think anything of it.”
‘Ahh, that’s also possible.’
There are people in the world who think that their own common sense is common to all.
If badmouthing royalty was just a trivial matter for him, he probably wouldn’t rebuke them.
“Not only that, Lord Li Min isn’t interested in the troubles inside the mansion.”
Yui Mei raised her brow when Li Yong said that.
“Not interested, isn’t it his own mansion? Wouldn’t it be nicer if there’s no quarrels there?”
Li Yong refuted that thought.
“Most of the men of the Huang family are seafarers. That’s why, they prioritize their lives onboard rather than inside the mansion. If the things in the mansion become too troublesome, they would board the ship, thinking that they’d just return once everything settled down. That’s how it is.”
Actually, Li Min was no longer in the mansion.
He boarded the ship, saying he wouldn’t return until a few days later — notwithstanding the guests that the crown prince left behind were still staying here.
Yui Mei asked a servant this morning regarding Li Min’s whereabouts. She was told that ‘we do not know when he will return’ with a justified expression, so she didn’t know what was told to them.
“Even if it’s a joke, he’s the one who sought to marry the princess. Is this really fine?”
“Of course it’s not fine. That’s why His Highness the Crown Prince came. He was also worried. Visiting the sick was only his front, he probably came to probe into that son and heir.”
Indeed, that was also possible.
And Li Min also had one more problem.
“Moreover, Princess Pan must’ve heard an earful from the Huang County Lord, but in spite of that, he did nothing to compensate for those words, so it’s only natural that she will be anxious.”
“Ahh, there’s that problem too.”
It was impossible that no one would be present when the Huang County Lord, the big shot of the Huang family, came.
Even if Princess Pan didn’t say anything about it, that incident would definitely reach his ears.
If Li Min told Princess Pan, ‘let’s do our best together’, she probably wouldn’t end up in such a state.
Yui Mei couldn’t help but think that Li Min was such a no-good guy based on what she heard so far.
“Maybe Lord Li Min couldn’t handle ladies pretty well?”
Li Yong made a subtle expression when he heard Yui Mei’s question.
“As I’ve said, the Huang family men are men of the sea. He must’ve been an exemplary leader on board, so this harbor was placed under his charge. Naturally, the people on the ship are all men.”
‘Ahh, so he’s been the type that’s surrounded by guys until now.’
Then surely he’s ignorant about women.
Even though he said he’s worried, Li Min still let Princess Pan reach that state.
Her anxiety was the result of clashing against the women of the Huang family, but how much of this did Li Min understand?
“Hmmmm, so the problem originally lies in Lord Li Min, huh….”
Yui Mei was wracking her brains, and Li Yong also lightly sighed.
“If Lord Li Min excelled in womanly affairs even just by a bit, then he probably took a daughter from within the Huang family as his bride.”
The Huang family’s local government is in conflict with the emperor.
If Li Min had wedded a Huang maiden, there would be no opportunity for the emperor to intervene, and the family would settle harmoniously.
However, Grand Duke Huang must have thought that Li MIn did not have the ability to control the women of the clan, judging from the fact that his bride did not come from the Huang family.
In that case, Princess Pan losing weight won’t solve this problem.
‘Father, you should’ve put more thought into Elder Sister’s marriage circumstances!’
It would have been better if the emperor could’ve settled the servants of the mansion since it’s for the princess.
He must’ve been strangely reserved, probably because of the conflict with the Huang family..
But even if he provided her with plenty of household items and furniture, it’d be difficult if she stumbled in her relationships with people.
This, it seemed that Yui Mei’s work won’t end just by Princess Pan losing weight.
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