Adorable Food Goddess - Chapter 134
Chapter 134: The Truth
Translator: Kats Editor: Perriemix
Ye Jiayao used all her strength to pull the heavy kid up.
Helian Jing looked like a dying fish. He would’ve been fine as he only choked on the water for a few seconds, but when he felt himself grab something that he shouldn’t have, he inhaled more water in his frightened gasp.
“Spit the water out…” Ye Jiayao turned Little Jing around and used her knee to knock his stomach as she slapped his back. She prayed that nothing serious would happen to Little Jing because Helian Xuan would kill her otherwise.
Little Jing spat the water out and started to cough.
Ye Jiayao was relieved. Some birthday…
“You’re okay, don’t worry. Drink some ginger soup when you get home and you’ll be just fine,” Ye Jiayao comforted.
Little Jing stared at Yaoyao, his mind still stuck on a certain body part that he felt that shouldn’t have been there.
She thought that his daze look was just because of the fright he got so she said, “Sit here while I go get the puppies.”
Ye Jiayao jumped into the water again and grabbed the basket and swam back. Luckily, the water didn’t get into the basket or the puppies would be in danger. Puppies this young and weak wouldn’t be able to swim yet.
After she saved the puppies, she suddenly remembered the jade that was still in the boat. It was an heirloom for Little Jing and it would be bad to lose it.
By the time she found the jade and came back to the river bank, she was exhausted. In her previous life, she could’ve easily swum a few thousand meters, but in this body, she lacked exercise.
She panted heavily and handed the jade haphazardly to Little Jing. “Here. Don’t lose it.”
Helian Jing didn’t make a move to take the jade and just continued to stare at her.
The wet clothes stuck to her body and it showed a silhouette of breasts. Even though he really hasn’t seen a woman’s body before, he could feel the difference regardless of the layers of the clothes.
Helian Jing didn’t know what to do or say so he got up and ran away.
Ye Jiayao stared after him. Errm?
She rolled onto her back, shaking her head. She’d just return the jade to Little Jing another time. Musing, she found out that this Qin Huai River brings her bad fortune. Every time she came here, something bad happened. From now on, she needed to stay away from here.
Wait. She still has to come back the day after tomorrow to see Chunyu’s old lover, Liu Yiyi. If she finds out that he was still talking to that woman, he’d regret it.
Come to think of it, didn’t Chunyu also had a lover called Qin Liu before? What was it with him and women with the character ‘Liu’?
Ye Jiayao, in a terrible mood, got up and took the basket to trudge back home.
In the Helian Mansion, Ping An was shocked to see Young Royal Highness Jing come back looking like a drowned rat.
“Young Royal Highness Jing, what happened?”
“Bring me clean clothes and get a bowl of ginger soup. Hurry up.”
Ping An hurriedly brought him a towel, a change of clothes, and asked someone to cook ginger soup.
Helian Jing changed his clothes and sat cross-legged on the couch, meditating for while. After he was done, he waved Ping An over.
“Young Royal Highness, what do you need?”
“Ping An, why would any guy need to cover his chest with a cloth?”
“Maybe he’s wounded?” Ping An inferred.
Helian Jing shook his head. Yaoyao didn’t look like he was wounded. He squinted at Ping An, his eyes focused on the latter’s chest area.
Ping An felt goosebumps cover his body. Frightened, he inquired, “Young Royal Highness, what… what do you want?”
“Find a strip of cloth to cover your chest.”
“Why? Young Royal Highness, I am not a woman,” Ping An protested, almost screaming. What was wrong with his master?
Helian Jing tensed.
“Hurry up! Do what I said,” Helian Jing demanded urgently.
Ping An cried out in fear and went looking for a strip of cloth.
When Ping An came back, Helian Jing glowered at him. “Don’t you have any brains? Is that how you do it?”
Ping An wrapped the cloth around his chest and on top of his clothes. He looked ridiculous.
“How should I do it?” Ping An exclaimed.
Helian Jing shook his head in impatience. “Come, let me touch it.”
Ping An wanted to run away and hide. He covered his chest with two hands, looking like he was a lamb up for slaughter. “Young Royal Highness, I have served you well, please let me go.
Young Royal Highness must have learned bad things from hanging out with Zhao Qixuan.
“Why are you crying?”
“Young Royal Highness, my parents only have one son…”
Little Jing frowned. “I’m not going to kill you. I just want to feel it. Come.”
Ping An continued to cry.
“Don’t cry. One touch, one silver,” Helian Jing offered.
Ping An stopped crying and looked at Helian Jing eagerly. “Add 500 copper coins, too.”
Helian Jing didn’t know whether to laugh or get angry. “Fine.”
Helian Jing felt around his wrapped chest. Ping An counted in his head, once, twice…
It was different as expected. Little Jing let out a long breath. He felt a surge of happiness that lifted away all the heaviness in his heart.
Yaoyao’s a girl!
Thank the heavens!
Helian Jing laughed and rolled on the couch. Although he was prepared to be with Yaoyao even if that meant being gay, he was still troubled by how his family would react. Now, there was no need. Everything was all great!
Yaoyao smelled nice and felt soft because she’s a girl!
This is fantastic!
Helian Jing kept rolling on the couch, laughing hysterically.
Ping An was speechless. Young Royal Highness Jing has gone crazy.
“I… I will call Elder Princess,” Ping An declared, wanting to get away from his master.
“No, no, come back,” Helian Jing called, halting his laughter.
Ping An hedged, “Young Royal Highness, are you sick?”
“I’m not sick. In fact, I’ve never been better.” He tossed five silvers to Ping An and said, “This is yours. Keep the change.”
Ping An counted the silvers and complained, “Young Royal Highness, you touched me four times so there should be six silvers here. I need one more.”
Helian Jing stared at him and Ping An ran away immediately.
If Zhao Qixuan and the others find out that Yaoyao was a girl, what would they think? He could just imagine the shock on their faces! Ha! And if Brother Chunyu finds out that… Oh.
Brother Chunyu must’ve already known that Yaoyao was a girl!
Helian Jing suddenly felt torn. There was no denying that Brother Chunyu was better than him, but he was set to marry Liu Li. Would Yaoyao just become his mistress? That couldn’t be! Liu Li would just bully Yaoyao. No. Absolutely not. For Yaoyao’s happiness, he couldn’t let her become a concubine.
Helian Jing must take Yaoyao away.
Meanwhile, Ye Jiayao was feeling sad and ill.
She caught a cold when she jumped at the cold river last night. The ginger soup wasn’t able to easily get rid of the cold air inside her body.
Regardless, Ye Jiayao still headed to Heavenly Residence to work even if she was feeling extremely dizzy.
Zhong Xiang was worried at how terrible Brother Yao looked. “Li Yao, go see a doctor and get some medicine. I can take care of things here.”
“He’s right, Brother Yao. You can’t work like this,” Deng Haichuan seconded.
Cui Dongpeng brought him some warm tea. “Go rest at home.”
Ye Jiayao wanted to cry at the brother’s concern for her health. She sniffled and said, “I’m okay. I just caught the flu. I’ll be fine in two days.”
She was forced to stop talking when she sneezed. “But, I don’t think it’s a good idea for me to cook. Brother Xiang, you will be busy. You’re responsible for the banquet in the compartments.”
They all knew the recipes for the new dishes she created and Zhong Xiang has picked up on her lessons very well. Most people couldn’t even taste the difference.
“No problem,” Zhong Xiang assured.
Ye Jiayao stayed at the restaurant until afternoon. When she began feeling hot, everyone pushed her out of the kitchen and told her to go home and rest.
Jiang Li found a doctor for her.
“My mother said that it would be better if you sweat it out,” Jiang Yue said as she watched Ye Jiayao drink the medicine.
Ye Jiayao asked with a stuffy nose, “How are Little Ji and Little Rui?”
“They get along just fine with the little rabbits. I gave them the milk that you brought back and they drank a lot of it,” Jiang Yue answered with a smile.
“I’m afraid I will trouble you in these next few days,” Ye Jiayao said apologetically.
“No worries! I really like them. Even my brother likes them and has already made them a nest!
Pleased, Ye Jiayao fell asleep.
She slept for quite a long time. At one time, she felt someone come in her room, sit by the bed, and speak to her. She wanted to open her eyes but she was just too tired and groggy.
When she fully woke up, the room had already been lighted. She looked at the clock and found that it was already midnight.
Jiang Yue was sleeping on her bedside.
Ye Jiayao was very thirsty so she got up to get some water. However, before she could get out of the bed, Jiang Yue woke up.
“Sister Yaoyao? Do you want a drink? Lie down and I will get it for you.” Jiang Yue rubbed the sleep from her eyes and proceeded to pour a glass of water for her.
“Yue-er, have you been taking care of me?” Ye Jiayao asked, embarrassed.
“I have nothing else to do and it is not tiring anyway. Oh. By the way, Young Royal Highness Jing came here. He knew that you were sick so he got you a doctor. My brother told him that you already had seen a doctor but the Young Royal Highness said that he still wanted a doctor that he trusts to check up on you. He also sent you a bunch of medicinal products. I saw ginseng and bird-nest…”
So the person she saw while she was dreaming was Little Jing?
Well, that was just right. She got sick because of him!
Suddenly, a thought occurred to Ye Jiayao.
She checked her body and touched her chest. She was lucky that she was too tired to get dressed last night. Her identity would definitely have been compromised if anyone else saw her in a girl’s clothes.
Jiang Yue, correctly guessing her thoughts, assured her, “Sister Yaoyao, don’t worry. Young Royal Highness Jing didn’t come to the room. Only the doctor came and measured your heartbeat. I was looking the whole time.”
So Little Jing didn’t come to my room? Who was the one speaking to me, then?