Seeing the young guard who had risked his life to protect her, blocking all of the violent storms, even if he didn’t have a single intact spot on his body, Meng Ru’s expression was obviously somewhat excited.
Behind the Eldest Young Lady stood a beautiful woman who should be Meng Ru’s personal maidservant. She was also curiously observing Yang Kai and Yin Zhiyong, but most of her attention was focused on Yang Kai. Yin Zhiyong was older and not handsome, so there was really nothing to see.
“Greetings, Eldest Young Lady!”
Yang Kai and Yin Zhiyong bowed.
Meng Ru nodded and looked at Yang Kai with concern, “How are your injuries? Did you use the Golden Sore Ointment I asked Cui’er to deliver?”
Yang Kai lowered his head and replied, “My injuries are fine. Many thanks for Eldest Young Lady’s concern. It was thanks to the medicine Eldest Young Lady bestowed upon me that this subordinate was able to recover so quickly.”
“As long as it’s useful,” Meng Ru smiled, “I don’t know what kind of medicine is useful to you, they won’t let me see you, I want to see you…”
Yang Kai quickly replied, “Eldest Young Lady is a golden daughter, so it’s naturally inconvenient for her to step into the residence of a man in the outer court. If word of this were to spread, it would damage Eldest Young Lady’s reputation.”
Meng Ru nodded and said, “They all say so.” She looked somewhat disappointed.
However, a smile soon appeared on her face, “Seeing that you’ve recovered, I’m relieved. Your appearance at that time was really scary, I thought you were going to die.”
Yang Kai looked up at her and grinned, “This subordinate’s life is quite good, I won’t die.”
Seeing him act so presumptuously, Meng Ru’s personal maidservant, who had been standing behind her all this time, frowned slightly, her expression becoming somewhat unhappy as she glared fiercely at Yang Kai and took the initiative to say, “The two of you have contributed greatly to this guard mission, Eldest Young Lady has specially asked for you from the Patriarch. In the future, you must do your best to protect Eldest Young Lady’s safety.”
“Subordinate obeys!” Yang Kai and Yin Zhiyong cupped their fists.
The personal maidservant leaned over and whispered into Eldest Young Lady’s ear, “Eldest Young Lady, it’s getting late, you should take your medicine.”
“Aren’t you still brewing it? Let’s wait a bit longer,” Meng Ru said.
The female servant said, “The medicine is still being brewed, but you were quite frightened last time. The doctor said you need to rest for a while.”
Eldest Young Lady sighed helplessly, “Fine.”
With the help of the female servant, she stood up and said to Qian Qian, who was leading Yang Kai and Yin Zhiyong, “Let’s get them familiar with this place and arrange a place for them to live.”
“Yes!” Qian Qian bowed.
Eldest Young Lady Meng Ru, supported by her personal maidservant, walked up the stairs while Miss Qian Qian whispered to the two, “Please follow me.”
Yang Kai and Yin Zhiyong thanked them for their trouble and began to familiarize themselves with their surroundings.
The Embroidered Tower where the Eldest Young Lady lived wasn’t very large, but there were still some places they needed to pay attention to in case someone with ulterior motives decided to hide inside.
Yang Kai followed behind her and observed the surroundings carefully. Since he had been assigned to the Inner Court to protect Meng Ru, he naturally had to do his part.
What’s more, Yang Kai still had to find a way to capture the heart of the Eldest Young Lady and break the heart barrier Qu Huachang had set up during her reincarnation.
A moment later, Qian Qian led the two of them to a tile house and said, “This is where you live. It’s not far from the Eldest Young Lady’s place, so when you’re not on duty, you can just follow orders here.”
“Many thanks, Miss Qian Qian!” Yin Zhiyong thanked her and stuffed a bag of money into her hands as a gesture of goodwill.
Miss Qian Qian obviously didn’t understand the situation and took the money bag foolishly. When she realized what it was, she quickly pushed it back and waved her hand, “No need, no need.”
Yin Zhiyong smiled and said, “In the future, I will have to trouble Miss Qian Qian to give me some pointers. It’s just a small token of appreciation, there’s no need for you to decline.”
“There’s really no need,” Miss Qian Qian's face turned red, “I… I’ve only been in the Meng Mansion for a short time, there’s nothing to give you advice.”
Yin Zhiyong was stunned, “You haven’t been here for long?”
“En!” Qian Qian nodded vigorously, somewhat embarrassed.
This time, Yin Zhiyong was truly surprised. Logically speaking, those who could serve the Eldest Young Lady were people who had undergone many tests and were extremely loyal to the Meng Mansion. The servants who had just arrived at the Meng Mansion were not even qualified to enter the Inner Court, let alone serve the Eldest Young Lady.
“How long have you been here?” Yin Zhiyong asked curiously.
“More than a month…” Qian Qian whispered.
Yin Zhiyong was stunned and gave Qian Qian a thumbs up, “This lady is truly blessed! You’ve only been here for a month and you’ve already served the Eldest Young Lady.”
Miss Qian lowered her head, “I don’t know either. After the last incident, I was ordered to deliver medicine to Eldest Young Lady. When she saw me, she asked me to stay.”
“So that’s how it is!” Yin Zhiyong couldn’t help sighing. Her luck was simply too good. Although he was a guard and Qian Qian was a female servant, he had endured for more than ten years and had only been transferred to the Inner Court after unintentionally making a great contribution. On the other hand, she had only been here for a month and had been chosen by the Eldest Young Lady. The difference between them was like heaven and earth, causing Yin Zhiyong to feel somewhat uncomfortable.
But now that he thought about it, Miss Qian was indeed pure and beautiful, so it wasn’t surprising that she was favored by the Eldest Young Lady.
After learning that Miss Qian was not an old woman by the Eldest Young Lady’s side, Yin Zhiyong relaxed quite a bit. At the very least, he didn’t need to deliberately try to please her.
Yang Kai, who had been silent all this time, suddenly asked, “The woman beside the Eldest Young Lady is called Cui’er?”
Miss Qian's whole body trembled as if Yang Kai’s sudden words had startled her. Blushing, she said, “En, that’s Elder Sister Cui’er. She has served Eldest Young Lady since she was young and grew up with her.”
Yang Kai nodded and said no more.
A moment later, Miss Qian left.
Yin Zhiyong closed the door and asked in a low voice, “Brother Yang, is there something wrong with that Lady Cui’er beside Eldest Young Lady?”
When Yang Kai suddenly asked this question, he thought Yang Kai had discovered something and couldn’t help wondering if Cui’er was a spy planted by Treasure Field Peak. Could it be that he had just entered the Inner Court and was about to make a big contribution?
“It’s not a problem,” Yang Kai didn’t know that he would think so much, “It’s just that Eldest Young Lady said just now that she asked Cui’er to give me some ointment.”
Yin Zhiyong thought for a moment before replying, “Yes, that’s what Eldest Young Lady said.”
“Have you seen Cui’er before?” Yang Kai asked.
Yin Zhiyong shook his head, “I’ve never seen her before…” He immediately reacted, “That’s right, you saved Eldest Young Lady’s life, and seeing Eldest Young Lady’s reaction today, she is undoubtedly very grateful to you. Since that’s the case, the person she sent to visit you should be someone very important to her, but in fact, during the time you were recuperating, it was always Miss Qian Qian who came to visit you.”
He had previously thought that Miss Qian Qian was a very important person to the Eldest Young Lady, but now it seemed that she wasn’t. Miss Qian Qian had only been in the Meng Mansion for a little over a month, and she had been taken to the Eldest Young Lady’s side after that incident.
The most important person beside the Eldest Young Lady should be the personal maid named Cui’er who grew up with her.
“Why?” Yin Zhiyong couldn’t understand.
Yang Kai smiled and said, “It should be because Miss Cui’er received Eldest Young Lady’s orders but was too lazy to do so, or perhaps she was afraid of visiting someone who was seriously injured and on the verge of death, so she took the initiative to let Miss Qian Qian visit me and then let Miss Qian report to her, so she can speak the detail to the Eldest Young Lady.”
Yin Zhiyong suddenly understood and gave Yang Kai a big thumbs up, “Little Brother’s thinking is really quick. With just a few words from Eldest Young Lady, you were able to guess so many things. No wonder you were so decisive that night. To be honest, when you gave chase that day, I thought you were trying to escape.”
Yang Kai let out a light laugh but didn’t comment.
Yin Zhiyong asked curiously, “Brother, how did you know Eldest Young Lady was taken away?”
Yang Kai replied, “I don’t know, I’m just guessing that someone in the Inner court was abducted, but I don’t know if it was the Eldest Young Lady.”
“That’s also amazing,” Yin Zhiyong wore a look of admiration as he chuckled, “This old brother is also amazing, seeing you chase after him, I immediately followed.”
In fact, it was Yang Kai who had run away. He wasn’t confident that he could stay alone to block the enemy, so he could only follow along.
Frowning, Yin Zhiyong said, “It seems that this Cui’er isn’t someone to be trifled with. We should be careful in the future, don’t let her have anything against us.”
Yang Kai nodded, faintly feeling that if he wanted to capture the Eldest Young Lady’s heart, this Lady Cui’er would definitely be a big obstacle.
Naturally, there were more than just Yang Kai and Yin Zhiyong in the Inner Court. In fact, there were quite a few Inner Court Guard, and all of them were extremely powerful, more than one level higher than the Outer Court.
After the incident just now, the Eldest Young Lady had become extremely distrustful of all the guards in the Inner Court. This wasn’t because of the Eldest Young Lady’s temper, but because she had been abducted right under the noses of so many guards in the Inner Court, it was truly difficult to trust them.
That was why she had asked Yang Kai and Yin Zhiyong to come here. The Patriarch, Meng Deye, doted on this eldest daughter of his, so naturally he followed her wishes.
On the surface, he had agreed to her request, but in reality, there were still a few guards hiding outside the Eldest Young Lady’s Embroidered Building, each of them possessing profound auras. However, the Eldest Young Lady and the servants around her had not cultivated, so they were unable to detect them.
When Yang Kai had come over to the Embroidered Building, he had faintly felt a few hidden gazes staring at him, but he had not exposed them, so he knew what was happening.
When accepting the task of being the Eldest Young Lady’s personal guard, Yang Kai made a request to the Patriarch.
The Meng Mansion had a large business and was very efficient.
The two of them entered the Inner Court in the morning, and in the afternoon, someone brought over a set of swords.
The saber was similar to the Meng Mansion’s standard narrow saber, and the hilt had the word ‘Overturning Clouds’ engraved on it. When the saber was drawn, the light it emitted was as bright as the sun.
The sword was three feet long and its blade was simple and unadorned, but the surface of the sword was smooth and the blade was sharp. With a wave, the sound of the sword rang out and the word ‘Overturning Rain’ was engraved on the hilt.
Yin Zhiyong was stunned.
TO BE CONTINUED...