Housekeeper of the Hundred Blossom Palace - Chapter 85
The man snorted, when Li Yong expressed his surprise.
“Hmpf, just got too much free time the past few days.”
‘There’s no way the big boss of the emperor’s shadow guards could afford to have that much time in his hands.’
Li Yong stared at him dubiously, but the man looked nonchalant.
“Hey, it’s not something torturous, you know. His Majesty just ordered me to come here, so yeah. No idea why, and didn’t ask questions either. I just had to carry out my duty.”
The man grinned.
“That young lady looks familiar, but it doesn’t have anything to do with me. Was ordered to protect her, so protect her, it is. Besides beating up those ruffians is just a piece of cake. Still, it’s been a while since I saw that fervent gaze from His Majesty, you know.”
Zhi Wei must have been concerned about his long-lost daughter that had unexpectedly returned to his side, so it can’t be helped that he was probably flustered, now that the daughter in question had traveled somewhere out of his sight.
Well, it was understandable given the flow of events, however, for him to lend the head of his shadow guards….
Sure, he must be feeling super secured about himself, however, wasn’t it overkill for him to do this? Besides, Zhi Wei was putting his own safety at risk here.
‘Was Lady Zhang’s memento more important than his own life?’
Li Yong felt a headache incoming, so the big boss further explained.
“Anyway, this young lady’s safety is guaranteed, so kiddo, you can do whatever you want. There are things you can do precisely because you’re out in the open.”
Li Yong ruminated on the big boss’ words.
Li Min might be airheaded in some aspects, but it couldn’t be denied that he had the ability to take action.
Besides, he had been watching over his people carefully.
He could soar to greater heights, particularly if he had someone capable supporting him.
If Princess Pan was the one to become his pillar, then how great it would be.
Thus, it was imperative that Li Min and Princess Pan’s relationship be strengthened.
They were spending too little time together, and Yui Mei was also worried about this.
It was important to eradicate the threat of the pirates, which was the main reason for Li Min’s absence.
‘Will the pirates act rashly if the Crown Prince’s envoy joined Lord Li Min on the ship?’
They would probably think they could latch on a golden thigh that was far more superior than the Huang family if they got ahold of the crown prince’s envoy, so that would be the ideal situation for them if that happened.
There was no way the pirates would pass up such an opportunity.
And if Li Yong was gone, those who wanted the crown prince and the princess’ people out of the picture would probably make their move, too.
If they could catch all the pirate bunch, then it would also aid Grand Duke Huang’s publicity.
“Then I’ll gratefully accept your offer.”
A few days passed.
Li Yong stood aboard the ship, the salty breeze whipping around him.
The crew surrounded the crown prince’s aid, who suddenly joined them without rhyme and reason, from a distance.
Li Min strode towards Li Yong.
“Hey, you sure it’s really alright that you’re going out of your way to come here?”
Li Min never expected that Li Yong would tell him that “I want to participate in the eradication of the pirates”, so he had been continually asking “Are you really coming” over and over again.
Li Min didn’t stop questioning him even though they were already out in the sea, so Li Yong shrugged.
“I can’t help it, they told me that they’re having a hard time moving around when I’m there. I also don’t want to spend too much time staying here.”
Li Yong stared at Li Min as he said that.
“It’s alright, there are guards protecting Yui Mei and Princess Pan, so there’s no need to worry about them.”
Li Yong already informed Yui Mei that there were other guards beside him.
She seemed to have noticed about them already, or she probably guessed it.
She wasn’t even surprised.
Yui Mei said “Take care” nonchalantly, as if he was about to take a stroll outside.
“Ha! So Lord Crown Prince didn’t leave you alone here, huh?”
Li Yong ignored Li Min’s comment, and asked him instead.
“Lord Li Min, didn’t you leave Princess Pan in that mansion all by herself until now? Don’t you think it’s too late to worry?”
Indeed, this man had been really worried about the Princess.
He was probably at ease when Li Yong had been staying in the mansion.
Li Min stiffened for a moment, then he started to talk after a while.
“You know, I left reliable guys I trust over there just in case. But they’re not a refined bunch of people who could move elegantly around the mansion, and even if they do well in fighting, they don’t have any idea how to handle stuff like how the bigshots do.”
So that was the case. He did consider the immediate danger and acted accordingly.
“Well, Yui Mei is with her, so she can handle any discord with the servants over there. We just have to focus on achieving a grand victory to bring home to them.”
‘I’m feeling rusty lately, so let’s do it with a bang, shall we?’
Li Yong smirked daringly as he stood on the ship.
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