Housekeeper of the Hundred Blossom Palace - Chapter 75
Yui Mei and the other people were on a fishing boat, which wasn’t huge in the first place.
There’s not much room to move around, but that didn’t deter Li Yong. He whirled around like a deadly dancer, and the guys who gathered to climb up the boat were all sent flying back to the sea with a splash, while blood flowed from the others who were struck by his blade.
“What’s with this bastard!? He’s strong!!”
One of the men who were thrown into the sea shouted as he struggled to stay afloat.
“I thought there are no fighters in the port right now!?”
Another guy shrieked.
It sounded like the guy was spouting inexcusable words right now.
Yui Mei peeked at Li Yong, but he was also glaring at the robbers who were thrown into the sea.
“I wanted to capture them if we had leeway, but…”
Li Yong directed his gaze to the boat as he muttered.
Unfortunately, they could no longer afford to bring the ‘pirates’ with them because they already reached the boat’s full capacity.
“Oh well, it’s fine. Our aim was to aid the rescue. I shouldn’t hope for more.”
Li Yong immediately changed his mindset. He told the owner that they should leave this area of the sea immediately, and he also helped row the boat.
And so, they slowly headed towards the harbor, when they met a huge ship coming from the port.
“Oh, it’s Lord Li Min! Those guys are gonna retreat for sure now.”
The boat’s owner gleefully said.
Li Min probably arrived at the harbor at the same time as Yui Mei and Li Yong, but getting a ship as huge as that to start probably took some time.
In that case, then they were really the first one to arrive at the crime scene.
“It’ll get rough from here on, so we better hurry and return to the harbor.”
“Yeah, you’re right.”
The owner agreed with Li Yong’s words, then he energetically pulled the oar.
Yui Mei was staring at the merchant’s ship, so she saw how the sea robbers hastily started to retreat the moment they saw Li Min’s ship.
Yui Mei was really perplexed at how quick they were to flee. Suddenly, a strange feeling surged within her.
“…I feel sick.”
“Yeah, we’ve been swaying too much after all.”
Li Yong calmly replied to the pale-faced Yui Mei.’
Finally, the boat carrying the wounded people and the seasick Yui Mei safely arrived at the harbor.
‘Ugh, the world is spinning…….’
Yui Mei was also lifted up along with the injured, and she collapsed to the ground.
“Drink this, it’s good for seasickness, they said.”
Li Yong had been talking to somebody earlier. He returned to Yui Mei’s side, then he offered a cup to her.
“Thank you so much….”
Yui Mei dizzily took the cup.
It was a ginger tea mixed with honey, and the fragrance somehow soothed her.
She slowly sipped it, and the refreshing taste of ginger calmed her queasiness, and the honey revived her spirit.
She was glad she got something sweet for her weakened body.
Yui Mei was moved to tears while drinking the ginger tea, and relief was written all over Li Yong’s face.
“If you can drink that, then you’re fine, I guess. Sorry, I don’t understand how you feel, since swaying and such doesn’t really affect me.”
Li Yong was a little worried, but Yui Mei agreed that there were people like that. It can’t be helped, since resilience against motion sickness is a body constitution that is predetermined at birth.
“It’s also my first time to know that I’m prone to seasickness. I never had a problem when we travelled to the capital, though.”
Actually, Yui Mei had no experience with ships in her previous world, too. She usually took the car, or traveled by plane, and she didn’t experience motion sickness with them.
Well, the shaking of the boat earlier was on a different level, nevertheless, it was the first time she learned about this.
“That’s because the swaying movement of a carriage is different from that of a ship.
I had only boarded a river boat before, so I was also surprised that it would shake more than I thought.”
He was surprised and yet he didn’t get nauseous — the semicircular canals* in his ears must be strong, quite suited for him.
Now that she thought about it, imperial guards rode on horseback, which was also a very shaky mode of transportation.
Horseback riding may have made him more resilient.
Anyway, Yui Mei immediately started to treat the wounded after being revived by the ginger tea.
Suddenly, someone shouted “Lord Li Min returned!”
‘Isn’t it too fast?’
Yui Mei whipped her head to look at the sea, and she saw the merchant ship side by side with Li Min’s ship headed towards the harbor.
Li Yong was beside her, straining to look at the ships, too.
“It’s a bit far, but the ship’s body doesn’t seem to be damaged.”
Li Yong commented.
“Oh, now that you mention it, it doesn’t seem to be broken anywhere.”
She thought that the ship and crew would suffer heavy blows when assaulted by pirates.
It was actually strange.
“That’s only natural, you know.”
A fisherman nearby interjected.
T/N: semicircular canals – three tiny, fluid-filled tubes in your inner ear that help you keep your balance
Is it just me, but Li Yong is becoming more concerned with Yui Mei? Esp last chap’s ‘keep your filthy hands off her’ line, and that relieved face.. :3
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