Chapter 13: 来，咱们接着吃
Come on, let’s continue eating
Lu Yunluo was dressed as a eunuch, her normally fair and flawless skin was painted a dull yellow. She smiled ‘he he’, “I can only show off my skills in front of you, if I were to cook food for the emperor, I wouldn’t dare. if he didn’t like it, my head would be gone. Hey, Xiao Li Zi, that plate of meat is mine!”
Lu Yunluo saw that the last plate of meat was snatched away by Xiao Li Zi so she snatched it out of his hand without any trace of politeness.
These three small copper pots, which were still custom-made, she ordered Eunuch Cheng to search for people to make, when he was out of the palace last time. They were unexpectedly, just after she got it today, already put to good use.
“But, isn’t it? Being close to the sovereign can be as perilous as lying with a tiger, for these past few days, the emperor suddenly likes to drink lotus wine. You didn’t know that these days, we in the imperial kitchen are all living with our heads tied to our trouser belts.”
Xiao Li Zi was Eunuch Cheng’s apprentice. He also worked in the imperial dining room and every time Lu Yunluo came, he had to come over to freeload for food.
Speaking of lotus wine, Lu Yunluo suddenly remembered the purpose of her visit today, she had brought six pots of lotus wine with her when she arrived and had just put them on the table in the house.
She got up, went into the house to fetch the lotus wine and said, “I have here a month’s supply of lotus wine, take these three pots to the Imperial Kitchen and send them to His Majesty, while the other three pots will have to be sent to Liu Yun Palace for me. The other three pots, I have to trouble you to send it to Liu Yun Palace for me. At that time, we will split the silver rewarded by Lan Guiren in half.”
Lu Yunluo had just done some calculations, she only needed another two thousand taels of silver so she could have enough money to leave the palace.
The words just fell, Eunuch Cheng’s body froze, picked up the lotus wine handed over by Lu Yunluo and opened it to smell it, and indeed the aroma was mellow and pungent, it was indeed wine that had been brewed for a month.
Eunuch Cheng was simply moved to tears.
As you know that in the past few days, he had been tortured by the emperor to the point of becoming no longer like a human shape anymore because of this lotus wine, especially after the news of the bounty offered by Lan Guiren spread, almost every lotus flower in the entire palace had been plucked.
Formerly, he was worried about what to do if the emperor wanted to drink lotus wine again tomorrow, yet this Xiao Lu Zi brought it to him.
And it was a lotus wine that had been brewed for a month.
Eunuch Cheng was so happy that he smiled, this Xiao Lu Zi was simply like a lucky star sent by God ah.
“Oh yeah, by the way, that jade pendant of yours was pawned for five hundred taels, I didn’t take any of it, I gave it all to you.” Eunuch Cheng threw her a heavy small parcel, which besides silver also contained some daily necessities she desperately needed.
Eunuch Cheng then got up and carried three more heavy parcels from the room and put them under Lu Yunluo’s feet.
These three big parcels were really heavy and contained the broken stones that Xiao Lu Zi had asked him to bring back from outside the palace.
If it wasn’t for the fact that Xiao Lu Zi usually asked him to bring some weird and wonderful things, he couldn’t help to think that this Xiao Lu Zi was joking with him.
“Xiao Lu Zi, it’s not that I’m talking about you, what do you need this pile of broken stones for?” Eunuch Cheng really couldn’t understand.
This pile of broken stones had really taken him a lot of effort to get it into the palace.
“You have worked hard, next time I’ll cook you a delicious meal!” Lu Yunluo smiled happily, these stones were not just broken stones to her, but they were of great use to her.
It was also thanks to this Eunuch Cheng, otherwise she would not have been able to find anyone willing to bring in so much sulfur for her.
She had met with Cheng Eunuch by chance four months ago, when she was grilling fish at a remote pond, then this Eunuch came over because he smelled the roast fish and since then, the two had formed a deep friendship over food.
“Xiau Li Zi, quickly go inside and cut some more meat (in the plate) over. Come, let’s continue eating.”
When Ji Wu Jue received shadow’s report and came to the entrance of Qing Zhu Courtyard, what he saw was that kind of sight.