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Qi Lei let out a bashful laugh, revealing rows of pearly-white teeth.
He was still that bashful kid.
Xuxu couldn’t help but tease him, “You’re such a thoughtful person. When you get married in the future, your wife would be a very happy wife.”
And without surprise, the boy turned red in embarrassment. He scratched the back of his head and put on an awkward smile as he said, “sister Xuxu drink the soup slowly. I’ll go downstairs to get grandfather.”
He then scurried out of the room.
Xuxu snickered as she looked at Qi Lei trying to evade such awkward intervention. “This boy is really too shy.”
It was a good thing that she called earlier in the morning to inform that she was coming over tonight. Qi Lei prepared all of her favorite food. She tasted all of the dishes and every single one was delicious.
“You came at the right time. I won a bottle of good wine from my friend, let’s drink together today.”
“Grandfather, I can’t drink today as I’m driving today.”
“It’s alright, you can sleep here if you do get drunk.”
There was a long pause
“Ah Heng?”Xuxu was halfway through her dinner when she heard Jiang Zhuoheng’s voice. She turned towards the direction of where his voice came from.
Jiang Zhuoheng was supporting Old Master Wen and they’ve just reached the floor.
“Ah Heng, why are you here so late?”
Jiang Zhuoheng was wearing a suit and seemed like he had dropped by after work.
He looked at Xuxu and joked, “I have paid a sum of money for my meals.”
The elderly man walked to the table, picked up a pair of chopsticks and waved it eagerly at Jiang Zhuoheng. “Come and sit down. There is a feast tonight and we can drink to our hearts’ content.”
He bent his back and opened a cupboard behind the dining table to get a bottle of liquor.
Xuxu cleared her throat loudly. “Last month during your checkup, the doctor said that you can neither drink nor smoke.”
The old fellow spun his head around to peer at Xuxu with a grin. “But Ah Heng is here. I need to drink with him.”
Xuxu turned towards Jiang Zhuoheng. “Ah Heng, are you going to drink?”
He had absolutely no intention of drinking as he seemed to have barely recovered from that night where Yan Rusheng had challenged him at Ming Ansheng’s birthday gathering.
Ah Heng shook his head profusely at Xuxu and said, “I think I’m going to pass.” He then turned to the old man and smiled to appease him. “Grandfather, let’s not drink tonight. I’ll play chess with you after dinner instead.”
The old man seemed to have deflated and closed the cupboard grudgingly.
He straightened his back slowly and then turned to glare at Xuxu. Annoyance seethed through his teeth as he said, “Wretched lass. Can’t I have just a glass of drink?”
Xuxu remained firm. “Not even half a glass.”
“Then don’t come back for dinner in future since you don’t even pay for your meals.” The old man was utterly annoyed and sat down.
Jiang Zhuoheng sat down between Grandfather Wen and Xuxu.
Xuxu took an empty bowl and scooped rice for him. She looked at Jiang Zhuoheng and asked, “Why? Do you often come here for dinner?”
She had a hunch that he did drop by quite frequently.
The old man intercepted before Jiang Zhuoheng could reply. ”Hmph!He is better than my own granddaughter who is like water being splashed. At least he comes once or twice a week, but you hardly come more than twice a month.”
Xuxu was dumbfounded How could he ridicule his own granddaughter?
Jiang Zhuoheng, however, was enjoying the banter between the grandfather and granddaughter.
The clinic was bustling with noise and fun.
Just then, Xuxu’s phone rang and it was from Matron Huang. She picked it up without wasting any time.