Originally, she had been thin but looking at her now, she was skinny because of her recent undernourishment.
Just today at noon, her meal had been delayed. The excuse given by Fulan was that an accident had occurred in the kitchen. She had then claimed that it’d take until dinner before the cooks could work again. Only, now it was already dinner time and she wouldn’t get to eat again.
She knew Fulan was trying to make things difficult for her. Yet, she just did not think it necessary to argue with her. However, at that time she never could have expected that she would be suffering now.
Why is it that whenever she gets locked up, she end up starving?
Nan Yan stood up, which made her stomach issue an unpleasant noise. She carefully walked to the door, and saw that there was only one mama left on watch. That mama probably had finished eating since she was picking her teeth.
Nan Yan whispered, “Mama…”
She looked back and asked, “What?”
“Mama, it’s already so late, could you give me something to eat?”
“Hey! You wench! Your courage is not small. You dared steal in the Harem. Not chopping your head is already merciful, yet you still dare to ask for food?”
Nan Yan said with a smile, “Her Highness has yet to declare me guilty of anything.”
“Since that’s the case, at least give me a mouthful of food lest I starve to death. Then when the time comes to interrogate me, I won’t be able to answer questions.”
The mama did not expect her to be so thick-skinned. She turned back her head and pondered. In the past, people caught red-handed for such a crime have always been executed on the spot. However, Nan Yan had only been locked up this time. The Empress didn’t seem to want to deal with her.
Nevertheless, she still couldn’t allow a sinful slave to order her.
Nan Yan saw that the mama was hesitating, and hastily added, “Well, mama, I don’t want to embarrass you either. Back in Lateral Court in my room, there are more than a dozen tales of silver under the bed. Think of it as a filial piety to mama, but at least give me a cold steamed bun.”
When the mama heard that she would get a benefit, her eyes lit up. “Really.”
“How can I lie to you?”
“If I go, you won’t run away?”
“Mama, the doors and windows are locked from the outside. How can I escape?”
Already, the mama had her eyes wide open at the sound of profit. After making sure that the door was properly locked, she felt assured and went away.
Nan Yan breathed a sigh of relief, and then went to one side of the corner to sit down. Her stomach was still making constant noise. She could only press her flat stomach and whisper, “Don’t make noise, there’ll be something to eat in a little while.”
Besides, there should be more than just food.
In order to get her silver, the mama had to go to her room. There she should meet Ran Xiaoyu, who was probably back.
Then, Ran Xiaoyu might realize that something was wrong and come to her rescue.
That is, if Xiaoyu was willing to help her…
Suddenly, Nan Yan heard a gust of wind outside.
The fallen leaves rustled on the floor, and some of them were blown to the door, bringing with them a chill into the stuffy room. Nan Yan had just heaved a sigh of relief when she suddenly heard that outside the door was twitched, issuing a “Klang”.
Someone came to open the door?
Could that mama be this fast?
She stood up against the wall, and was just about to walk up to the door, when two men came in.
The light was a little dim, and she could barely see the two men in eunuch’s clothes. She said, “Gonggong, does Her Highness wants to—”
As she was talking, she walked in front of the two men, but suddenly stopped mid-sentence when she clearly saw that their faces were veiled.
Her heart sank, and she swallowed her words back. She immediately staggered back a few steps.
If an eunuch was on official business, he wouldn’t need to wear a veil. Why were they?
As she retreated to the table, the two men stalked her. Nan Yan’s voice was trembling as she asked, “You two, what are you planning to do?”
She had barely finished her question, when she saw one of the men take out some roping.
End of Chapter
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