Housekeeper of the Hundred Blossom Palace - Chapter 96
The Huang County Lord hastily left the banquet. Her daughter was with her as they rode the carriage home.
Normally, the Huang County Lord would always stay in Li Min’s mansion whenever she visited Kai.
She had taken for granted that Li Min would always prepare a room for her, and that he would take the initiative even if she didn’t inform them beforehand that she would come.
This was Kai, territory of the Huang family, so it didn’t matter even if Li Min took a princess for his wife.
It was only natural that the Huang family was above all else, even the imperial family, within these lands. Thus, the Huang County Lord never attempted to ingratiate herself towards Princess Pan.
And so, the Huang County Lord intruded in Li Min’s mansion, and haughtily ordered the servants to prepare her usual room.
However, she never expected the response that she would get.
“What did you say? I can’t use it?”
The Huang County Lord fiercely scowled. She was infuriated, because she had never been refused or rejected before. The steward only bowed politely.
“Indeed, the room you are referring to is currently occupied by someone else.”
The Huang County Lord had always stayed in the most spacious room in the mansion.
The only reason why Princess Pan didn;t use that room was because she couldn’t see the sea from there.
Li Min had suggested that since she was to live in the port city of Kai, it would be a waste if she didn’t enjoy the scenery. And so, Princess Pan’s room was the second largest room, which afforded a panoramic view of Kai.
The Huang County Lord didn’t know this backstory, and she didn’t even have any interest in the sea. Thus, she had assumed that the room was dedicated exclusively for hers.
Besides, they always prepared that room wordlessly.
So why on earth did he say that she couldn’t use the room, when she didn’t even inquire if it was available or not?
Li Min didn’t interact much with high-ranking nobles and officials, preferring instead to mingle with the people working in the port.
Thus, his guests could only be part of the lower class— that was what the Huang County Lord thought.
“Then just drive them away! Who do you think I am!?”
The Huang County Lord yelled at the steward.
And why was this guy the one managing things here, in the first place.
She didn’t know this man at all. Where was the steward that she had planted here?
Her people had been replaced before she knew it, so the Huang County Lord could no longer hide her irritation and anxiety.
The servants would welcome her pompously whenever she visited the mansion.
However, this time around, this steward, who came from goodness knows where, asked her whether she had an appointment. She flew off the handle and scolded him, saying that why did she have to be subjected to such prying.
Where on earth did the people that she had gone out of her way to prepare and plant in the mansion go?
The Huang County Lord’s thoughts were in chaos, while the steward, on the other hand, was bothered.
“I cannot do that since the people staying there are His Highness the Crown Prince’s envoys.”
“…What did you say?”
The Huang County Lord was dumbfounded.
Yes, she knew that the crown prince had visited Li Min.
It was said that he came to visit his sister who had fallen ill.
However, she received word that he left soon after, and she didn’t heard anything about that afterward.
Thus, she thought it was not a big deal and that he really did come to see his younger sister, so she no longer paid attention to that matter.
She couldn’t believe that the crown prince’s envoys were still staying here.
‘Where were they?’
.She tried to recall the banquet earlier.]
They were not among the people who greeted her, that’s for sure.
Besides, each and every single guest that attended had that ugly tan, clad in clothes characteristic of the citizens of Kai, so she couldn’t pinpoint whether there was such a person there.
For the Huang County Lord, the only people she deemed worthy to associate with her were those from the capital.
To be more precise, they were the influential people living in the palace.
‘Come to think of it, there was a guy who looked like he could be a soldier from the capital in that place.’
She thought that he was probably one of the guests from the capital, but then, he was accompanied by a girl clad in clothes that she couldn’t imagine a person from the city would wear. She assumed that maybe he must be dismissed from his position in the capital, so she no longer thought anything of it.
Could it be that he was the envoy of the crown prince?
At any rate, the Huang County Lord had to retreat if the other party was the crown prince’s people.
‘What in the world is going on?’
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