Cultivation Online - Chapter 278: Visiting Yu Rou
After feeding Yuan, Meixiu went to do her own things until she went to sleep.
Meanwhile, Yuan stayed up all night to cultivate like usual.
‘I don’t even remember when was the last time I got two nights of sleep in a row…’ Yuan thought to himself, but oddly enough, he didn’t feel any different despite lacking sleep. In fact, he felt more refreshed and energetic than ever.
The following morning, after feeding Yuan breakfast, Meixiu returned to the main house to meet with Yu Rou.
“Hey, Meixiu. Even though we saw each other at school yesterday, it feels longer than that.” Yu Rou said to her.
However, Meixiu didn’t immediately respond, and she looked around the room with raised eyebrows.
After a moment of silence, she spoke, “Young Lady, when was the last time you cleaned your room? It’s a mess in here.”
“You’re exaggerating, Meixiu.” Yu Rou casually said.
Meixiu turned to look at the clothes laying on the floor as well as the dirty desk in the distance.
Normally, Meixiu would be the one who cleans Yu Rou’s room daily, but since she no longer lives here and spends most of her time with Yuan, that has become impossible.
“Young Lady… did you even find someone to replace me?” Meixiu suspected that nobody was taking care of Yu Rou in her place because no servant would dare to allow such an unkempt appearance in her room.
After a moment of silence, Yu Rou spoke, “I didn’t find a replacement for you.”
“What? Why?” Meixiu asked her in a genuinely surprised voice.
“Think about it, Meixiu. If I replaced you, my parents would know that you’re currently taking care of Brother Tian, and there’s a good chance that they’ll tell you not to help him. Therefore, I cannot replace you no matter what.” Yu Rou gave Meixiu an explanation on why she didn’t find another servant.
“Oh…” Upon realizing the situation, Meixiu nodded her head.
“However, that doesn’t excuse your messy room, Young Lady. I am going to clean up now.” Meixiu said, and she immediately went to tidy up the room.
Seeing this, Yu Rou said with a smile on her face, “I didn’t want to take any more of your job away from you, so I purposefully refused to clean my room so you can do it.”
“…” Meixiu was speechless. Does Yu Rou intend on leaving her room dirty for an entire week just so she could clean it for her? That’s unbefitting of her image.
“What about the other things? Who will take care of you?” Meixiu then asked her.
“I don’t need anybody to take care of me. I have been taking care of brother Tian while taking care of myself for many years now— as if I need someone to do everything for me. And I don’t trust anybody else to be so close in my life. They’ll definitely tell my parents about everything I do.”
“By the way, speaking of Brother Tian, how’s he doing recently? Did anything significant happen?”
“Not that I know of.” Meixiu shook her head as she folded Yu Rou’s clothes.
“Oh, I see. Oh, when you go back, can you tell Brother Tian that players who have been approaching the Dragon Essence Temple are being beaten by the disciples of that sect so they cannot approach the place? Though, I think he should still try to hide his identity since we can never be too careful.”
Meixiu looked at her with a still face before speaking, “Young Lady… Wouldn’t it be better if you spoke to him yourself?”
Yu Rou immediately frowned and said, “And how am I supposed to do that, Meixiu? I cannot even meet with Brother Tian! While I can sneak a meeting with him, I shouldn’t do something so risky when everything is still heated regarding Brother Tian’s situation.”
“But you don’t need to see the Young Master to speak with him, Young Lady. You can always call him. There’s no way the Masters would find out that way.” Meixiu said.
Yu Rou immediately turned dead silent, and she stared at Meixiu with a shocked expression on her face, looking like she’d just realized something.
“W-Why didn’t I think of that before?! My brain must have stopped working after being told that I could no longer meet with Brother Tian! I totally forgot about this method!” Yu Rou exclaimed a moment later.
“Thank you for reminding me! Ah! But Brother Tian doesn’t have a phone. Meixiu, since you’ll be with Brother Tian whenever I can call him, I’ll just call your phone and speak with Brother Tian that way!” Yu Rou then said.
Meixiu nodded, “I understand.”
“I’ll call you later tonight after dinner, so make sure you’re free by then!”
After cleaning Yu Rou’s room, Meixiu went to work outside a little just so the other servants won’t be suspicious of her disappearance.
“Isn’t that Meixiu? Hey, Meixiu! Where have you been lately? It feels like forever since I last saw you!” One of the other servants called her out after noticing her.
Meixiu stopped sweeping the floor and turned to look at the middle-aged woman that was approaching her, and she spoke with a nonchalant look on her face, “The Young Lady has assigned me with a project so I spend most of my time outside now.”
The middle-aged lady nodded and said, “It must be hard being the only person working for the Young Lady. However, it’s definitely much better than working for that crippled thing. I cannot imagine being near him, much less taking care of him every day. I’m glad the Masters finally got rid of him; it was long overdue. The Young Lady can also finally focus on her school and music without wasting her time on that thing.”
Meixiu’s grip on the broom subtly tightened when she heard the other servant’s words, but she didn’t say anything and remained silent. Hell, even her nonchalant expression remained still, acting like she wasn’t affected by the other servant’s clear disdain for Yuan.