In turn, Meng Yao's face is sympathetic and mild with fond exasperation. He looks sincere, to the extent that Nie Huaisang believes he has ever seen Meng Yao look sincere.
"Of course, Young Master." Bow. Smile. "I can help you dress or do your hair if you wish. We have your gift to present to the Grand Master Lan. Does Young Master have a speech prepared to accompany the tribute?"
Young Master definitely does not have a speech prepared. Huaisang is never prepared, because Huaisang never risks any consequences for being unprepared. If he is polite and well-spoken and gracious, he will be the Nie Sect's first heir. If he is bumbling and unsure and incompetent, he will still be the Nie Sect Heir, which is certainly more than Meng Yao can say for himself.
Nie Huaisang is a pleasant companion and an earnest friend, but Meng Yao finds the lack of care he has for his presentation continually jarring.