Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“Then I shall give you a rose as a reward tonight.” Yan Rusheng grinned as he glanced at Xuxu and Jiang Qinglian.
Jiang Qinglian watched Xuxu as she was about to drink the soup. Her eyes were swirling with complex emotions.
Suspicion flashed across Yan Rusheng’s eyes as he tried to suppress his nervousness. He was also intently watching Xuxu as she was about to drink the soup.
Yan Rusheng’s expression hardened.
Just when he was about to stop her from drinking, Jiang Qinglian suddenly stretched her hand and snatched the container from Xuxu.
Jiang Qinglian’s sudden action shocked Xuxu. She stared Jiang Qinglian and was beyond confused.
Jiang Qinglian wore a smile to conceal her emotions. “Xuxu, mine’s freshly boiled, so it should be warmer. You should drink mine.”
Then she passed her portion to Xuxu.
Xuxu was still a little dazed that she couldn’t react. After a while, she nodded. “Okay.”
She received the boiled pear soup from Jiang Qinglian and opened the cover.
However, Yan Rusheng suddenly extended his hand and snatched it from her. “I’m dying of thirst. Let me drink it.”
He tilted his head and drank more than half of the soup in no time. Then he glanced at Jiang Qinglian with a meaningful smile. “First Aunt, this soup is really sweet.”
Jiang Qinglian’s hand badly trembled. She lowered her head, fearing that she might meet Yan Rusheng’s eyes.
His eyes were too shrewd-looking, and if their eyes would meet, she feared that he might see through her.
“If I’ve known earlier, I would have bought extra portions.” Jiang Qinglian smiled rather awkwardly.
“You don’t usually like these soups and you still want to snatch mine.” Xuxu raised her voice and took it back from Yan Rusheng. She drank from the container.
Yan Rusheng gave her a deep look, while the smile on his face became more baffling and thought-provoking.
During dinner, one of them was distracted while the other was silent. Only Xuxu was acting normally as she kept the conversation going.
They didn’t have any drinks so dinner ended quickly.
It was still dinner time when they left their room, and many customers still crowded the lobby. There was an impressive-looking fountain in the middle of the lobby with a fake hill and stream.
They reached the entrance and Yan Rusheng told Xuxu, “It’s windy outside. Wait here for me with First Aunt. I’ll drive the car over.”
Xuxu was about to say that it was too troublesome when a voice, which belonged to an old man, called out for Yan Rusheng.
Yan Rusheng and Xuxu heard the voice and turned around.
A group of people was headed in their direction, and seeing them made both Yan Rusheng and Jiang Qinglian surprised. Only Xuxu knew that Jiang Zhuoheng’s family was having dinner there.
“Grandfather Jiang.” Yan Rusheng bowed when he saw Old Master Jiang.
Then he nodded at Jiang Zhuoheng’s parents.
Xuxu followed closely behind Yan Rusheng and politely greeted the Jiang family members one by one. Her intelligence, wisdom, gentleness, and tenacity were what they had always admired and looked for in their prospective granddaughter-in-law.
Every now and then, whenever Old Master Jiang stumbled upon Xuxu, his murky-looking eyes would show a subtle trace of regret and pity.
He strolled to Xuxu. He pretended to lecture her. “Xuxu, how long has it been since we last met? Why didn’t you come and visit me?”
Xuxu smiled. “Your two granddaughters are back, I’m sure you don’t need me anymore.”