The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien
After a few hours of rest, Yi Ping was awakened by several maids who hastily entered the bed chamber. They were polite and entered quietly with their heads lowered.
The leading maiden alone held a sword by her side. Yi Ping thought that it was a little weird but he thought no further of that because at this moment, the Goddess Lessica was looking at him intently.
The Goddess Lessica said shyly as she held the blanket tightly to her naked self, “My lord, they are here to take you to the Verdant Palace.”
The leading maiden said quietly without looking at Yi Ping or the Goddess Lessica, “Our condolences to the Great Lord Yi Ping, we are here to take you to the Verdant Palace. We trust that you have a good rest. At the same time we are here to take the Goddess Lessica to her quarter.”
Yi Ping looked at the Goddess Lessica. This was exactly what she had told him; in a few hour time they would come to escort you to the Verdant Palace and as for her, they would first question her about you.
The Goddess Lessica had said to him, “I will never betray your faith in me. You can trust me in this matter.”
Yi Ping said aloud as he grabbed his swords, “Wait for me outside first. I will come out shortly.”
All the maidens hailed softly as they quickly left the room.
When they had left the room, the Goddess Lessica quickly kissed him on his cheek as she slipped on her robe, whispering gently. “Take care…”
Before Yi Ping could say anything to her, she had already tiptoed out the room in a hurry!
Yi Ping sighed softly…
He had said to her a few hours ago, “You know. We can put on an act but to use you for my own nourishment, I rather not. Also, I am not as weaken as supposed. Moreover, I don’t belong in here and…”
The Goddess Lessica lowered her glances, “I perfectly understand. I can sniff the scent of the Great Goddess Fantian on you…some things will never change…”
Yi Ping asked, ”Eh?”
But she was silent on this.
Casting what had happened earlier aside, he began to arrange his robe. As he walked out, he saw that a dozen maidens were already quietly waiting in an orderly manner for him.
The same leading maiden said quietly, “My lord, please follow us to the Verdant Palace. The Great Lord Xuan Yuan seeks your audience now.”
Yi Ping asked her, “What is your name?”
The leading maiden was startled but she quickly composed herself to say, “I am just a lowly servant. There is no need for my lord to know a nobody like me…”
Yi Ping sighed softly as he asked firmly, “What is your name?”
The leading maiden turned ashen immediately as she said quickly, “Please forgive my improper impoliteness! The Goddess Dion Les Fey of the Villa Clan pays my deference to my lord!”
As Yi Ping looked at her, he could sense a subtle hint of defiance in this attractive maiden. He thought, “Like the Goddess Lessica, they are all not willing to serve in this manner?”
He felt a little pitiful for her…