Housekeeper of the Hundred Blossom Palace - Chapter 95
It turned into a no-holds-barred party after Li Min was done with his speech.
Hu’s tricycle was in the spotlight, being the most popular thing amidst the festivities.
Sure enough, the merchants who frequently come and go to the port took the bait
It was truly a revolutionary product — the size was perfect for carrying items to longer distances without being too bulky like wagons and carts.
Moreover, it was also good that Princess Pan also tried it with Li Min, and she rode it without a hitch.
With this, it was shown that even women could use it, compared to horses, which was a bit more difficult.
Thus, Hu promptly received an invitation from one of the prominent merchants who was well connected all over Kai to collaborate and sell the products together.
‘Yep, yep, and hope you’ll also sell it to the Hundred Blossom Palace!’
That would help make the work of court ladies lighter.
Everyone was all fired up, but Lord Li Min couldn’t stay with the princess all the time.
He had to reward the seafarers, and Princess Pan also had to mingle with the women present in the banquet.
Yui Mei and Li Yong had been aimlessly wandering around the couple. Li Min drew nearer and whispered to them.
“Sorry, do accompany her for me.”
“Please leave her to us.”
Li Min then left the princess when he heard Yui Mei and Li Yong’s response. However —
“Your Highness the Princess Pan, it has been a while.”
The Huang mother and daughter pair appeared, as if they had been waiting for that exact moment.
“Oh my, Huang County Lord, it truly has been a while.”
Princess Pan seemed disconcerted for a second, but she soon regained her composure. She flashed a brilliant smile to them.
Annoyance flitted across the Huang Country Lord’s face, but she fixed her expression right away.
“Your Highness, it must have been a dreadful experience for you. What a pity it is.”
The Huang County Lord raised her voice and started to talk exaggeratedly.
“Besides, I heard that you had been bedridden for a long time, weren’t you, dear? I’m sure that the fishermen’s temperament didn’t suit the capital’s people, won’t you say so? Indeed, I’m truly worried about you, you know?”
‘Easy for you to say, you hag.’
Yui Mei had been trying to restrain herself as she stood near them, but she couldn’t help but snort at that.
The Huang County Lord was trying to show to the other guests that Princess Pan held Kai in contempt.
“Oh my, I am grateful that you are so worried about me. Indeed, I was not used to such a completely different environment, so I became ill for a while when I arrived from the capital. However, thanks to Lord Li Min, I am able to enjoy the delicious fresh seafood and fish served here. I am thoroughly captivated by Kai now.”
Huang County Lord stiffened, because she never imagined that the princess would easily parry her words.
“…Is that so.”
She barely managed to respond.
According to Li Yong, Princess Pan was originally a very eloquent person to begin with.
She could keep up with the discourses among the women of the palace.
However, she was sent to a foreign land to become a bride, and she didn’t even have enough allies, so she lost heart.
Thus, the Huang County Lord thought she was just a weakling, a pushover that she could trample on.
Moreover, Li Min had cleaned his entire mansion, and all her minions disappeared, thus, the current situation had not been relayed to her.
The Huang County Lord eyes darted around, looking as if she swallowed a fly when she didn’t get the reaction she was expecting from the princess.
“Yu, what are you talking about with Aunt?”
Li Min left the sailors and returned back to where they were.
Moreover, he didn’t address her as Princess Pan, intimately calling her by her first name, instead. All the guests were dumbstrucked when they heard this.
“Lord Li Min, we have been talking about how lovely it is to live in Kai. The problem about the pirates have been solved, so maybe we can go again to the port? I’m really looking forward to when Lord Li Min will take me there again!”
Princess Pan coquettishly begged Li Min.
Actually, she was not acting because the Huang County Lord was there, but because it was truly her desire to experience the harbor once again.
Thus, her smile was full of sincerity, and her lively voice was filled with expectation and excitement.
“Oh, really, then I have to show you my ship, too, since we’re already near then.”
“Really!? I’m so glad!”
The Huang County Lord and her daughter strode off without a word, away from the couple who were caught up in their own world.
Normally, it would be extremely rude to leave without saying anything to the person who had a higher rank than them. However, they couldn’t even show the minimum courtesy towards them.
‘Yup, it was just a hunch before, but yup, Princess Pan IS a natural!’
And so, word that “the Huang family’s young master and his wife are harmonious” spread among the guests, as they watched the couple who were immersed in fervour, as if they were just newly-weds.
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