“Sir, there are three of you. Don’t you need three rooms?” asked someone, rubbing his palms with a grin.
To be fair, the three of them could even stay in one room. The best ones were luxury suites so they could even fit 6 people inside.
These people only wanted Ye Lang’s one thousand gold coins. It was very tempting indeed!
“Nope!” Ye Lang proceeded to ignore these people and let the staff bring him up. Even if they were rooms with single beds, he’d still only want 2 rooms.
Obviously, he wasn’t sleeping in one with Edward, but Little Xin!
In Edward’s words, Ye Lang and Little Xin are as close as each other’s shadows. Even a royal’s lady-in-waiting wouldn’t be this close.
They walked together, took baths together, even went to the toilet together!
If only Edward looked a little closer. Perhaps he’d have noticed she was different from a regular human. She never ate, and he hadn’t seen her do anything a human being would do, i.e. excrete…
Then again, these were a girl’s secrets. No one would see a girl doing ‘it’, so it wasn’t a surprise Edward didn’t suspect.
What Edward found the most peculiar was that Little Xin never spoke. As if she was mute. He had asked Ye Lang about it but Ye Lang merely said no without further elaboration.
Ye Lang and Edward each took a room without much discussion, then entered. The bellboy tagged close to Ye Lang, leaving the others to follow Edward.
He thought Ye Lang’s tip would definitely be a lot more than Edward’s.
He was very confident because Edward had just entered his room and tipped his bellboy a silver coin. Not much.
Only a silver coin? Thank goodness I wasn’t there. This generous man will definitely give me a gold coin. Or much more!
His eyes glinted in delight as he locked eyes with his colleagues. The boy had brought Ye Lang The Generous to his room. He opened the door, gesturing for Ye Lang to enter with a grin.
Ye Lang didn’t care for things like that. He entered, then turned to the boy, “Quickly get the kitchen to start serving the food. I’ll take a shower now!”
When he finished, Ye Lang closed the door. The boy was stunned. He didn’t expect Ye Lang would give him nothing.
“He must be paying after the food arrives! I’ll get the kitchen to hurry up…” He ran to the kitchen at top speed. Ye Lang must have been waiting to tip everything together. When he served later, he’d definitely get a huge reward.
He hurried the chefs in the kitchen, at the same time instructing them to make everything better. He had to serve the best to Ye Lang. That was how he could get the largest reward.
In the room, Ye Lang was taking a bath with Little Xin inside. He was of course, naked. Ye Lang had recently been getting Little Xin to massage his back. It felt so good.
Did he have any odd feelings towards Little Xin’s body? No, because Little Xin was a reanimated spirit made by him. He felt nothing.
Ye Lang didn’t have any fetish for objects. She was an animated spirit, he couldn’t pretend she was a real person!
Then again, Ye Lang was naturally a little innocent and slow. He wouldn’t have thought of treating Little Xin like a blow-up doll…
“This is not a bad hotel at all! Even its water heaters have so many custom functions! They sure are willing to spend on their customers!” praised Ye Lang after his shower.
Some of the hotels with hot water he’d stayed in only had public baths or a hot water pipe that ran into only the more expensive rooms.
In the Jewel Moon Palace, every bathroom had its own small water heater. These heaters functioned alchemically, each requiring a large amount of magical energy.
In terms of daily life, alchemy has brought convenience to many people across the mainland, especially the aristocrats. Their lives were probably as comfortable as people in this modern era.
Ye Lang had recently been very interested in alchemy for weaponry and defence. As for its usage in daily life, he didn’t know much about it. Alchemy was a broad field, it was impossible for him to be an expert in everything.
Zhen Xiaoyan was more proficient in daily alchemy. It wasn’t a surprise anyway. Her hobby was eating, so she invented many peculiar alchemy tools for food.
The doorbell rang. It wasn’t anything magical though, it was a small bell that can be pulled by a visitor. It was the most common kind of bell in the mainland.
“Who is it…” asked Ye Lang with a towel still in one hand. He was brushing Little Xin’s hair.
Every time water or dirt got on Little Xin, Ye Lang would personally help her with it. He was too lazy to deal with it through controlling Little Xin because it was troublesome and it didn’t do as great of a job as him personally doing it.
Spirit maintenance was very important to Ye Lang. Since young, he’d always treated his things well anyway, especially something as precious as Little Xin.
This confused many people, mistaking his gentle kindness towards Little Xin for something else!
“Sir, your food is here!” came the boy’s voice. It was obvious from his tone that he was very proud of this job, also sucking up to Ye Lang.
“Oh, in a moment!” said Ye Lang, getting up to open the door.
“Sir, your food…” he grinned as the door opened.
“Thank you, just put it on the table!” said Ye Lang politely. At this point, his polite aristocrat etiquette became very obvious.
Usually, his politeness would be covered by his prodigal behaviours so everyone wouldn’t be able to see this side of him. People close to him all knew he was actually very polite- he was just very clueless.
“Alright!” the boy put the dishes on the tables neatly, even laying down bowls and chopsticks for Ye Lang and Little Xin- then filling their bowls with rice!
That level of customer service was only something you’d see in a high-class hotel like the Jewel Moon Palace. Naturally, most of this theatrics was to suck up to Ye Lang.
“Thank you, you may go now. Please close the door behind you too!” Ye Lang continued to rub Little Xin’s hair dry, ignoring everything else.