Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Xuxu gave a thumbs up for Ming Ansheng under her breath because she had been waiting to say the same thing, too.
Couldn’t they let everyone have a meal in peace? They’ve been incoherently rambling the moment they met, and nothing good came out of their mouth.
“Okay, let’s stop and have dinner.” Lu Yinan turned serious and instructed the waitress. “Serve the food.”
They served the dishes one after another. Xuxu swiftly picked up her chopsticks and eagerly tucked in.
As usual, the men drank.
“Ah Heng, has the Jiang Corporation started on the Haicheng City project?” asked Li Yun all of a sudden as he looked at the man.
Jiang Zhuoheng nodded. “Mm.”
Li Yun smiled and proposed a toast to Jiang Zhuoheng. “Then, I hope I’ll be able to enjoy my association with you.”
Jiang Zhuoheng offered him a small smile. He held up his wineglass and lightly clinked it on the glass turntable. “Just a word from you, Young Master Li.”
After that, both of them took a sip from their wine glasses.
“That piece of land was a hot property last year.” The person seated next to Jiang Zhuoheng lazily leaned back on the chair. He took out his cigarette case as he said his piece. He stuck a stick of a cigarette in his mouth and was about to light it.
Jiang Zhuoheng frowned. “Can you not smoke here and pollute the air?”
In the past, everyone smoked. So how could there be no cigarettes and alcohol in such gatherings?
Everyone was smart enough to guess that Jiang Zhuoheng’s sudden dislike for cigarettes was because of Xuxu’s pregnancy.
Hence, everyone resisted their urge lighting up some cigarettes.
As they were used to socializing in large-scale settings, all of them knew very well what jokes were appropriate or inappropriate to crack.
Hence, no one made use of the opportunity to tease Jiang Zhuoheng.
“Let’s drink.” Someone took the lead and lifted his wineglass to liven up the atmosphere. “For some of us here, we haven’t met in over ten years.”
“Precisely. Zhou Shuang left the country after graduating from high school. Even though she had returned for quite some time, today’s the first time we saw her since her return.”
“And Zhao Zheng as well.”
Everyone seemed to have forgotten about Zhao Zheng before his name was mentioned. Someone said, “Zhao Zheng, have more food and wine. Don’t avoid our gatherings.”
Zhao Zheng hardly socialized with them in such a setting, and he indeed could not keep up with the pace.
If no one remembered him, they would have completely forgotten his presence.
Zhao Zheng nodded his head and foolishly smiled. “Yes. I won’t miss any more gatherings with my old classmates.”
After that, he lifted his wineglass to propose a toast.
Yan Rusheng looked at them with disdain. Xuxu suddenly seemed to have anticipated this and shot him a stern look of warning.
Young Master Yan pouted and swallowed back the words he wanted to say after Zhao Zheng.
“I hope all of us can meet up more often. When all you Young Masters have struck gold, please don’t forget a nobody like us,” said Li Yun, and he flashed a smile.
He was a businessman. Even though his family was wealthy, when compared to Yan Rusheng and Jiang Zhuoheng, he was a far cry from them.
At the end of his sentence, everyone looked at him with disdain. “What a pretense!”
“He’s really pretentious.”
Everyone raised their wine glasses collectively and toasted. Xuxu and Su Yue drank fresh fruit juices while Zhou Shuang had red wine.
The atmosphere brightened and everyone continued drinking and toasting to each other for the rest of the night.
“Young Master Yan, you and Xuxu were childhood sweethearts. Your love finally has its fruits. Since you’re the first in our group to be promoted to a father, let us have a toast.”
Someone starting urging Yan Rusheng to start the ball rolling.
Before Yan Rusheng could respond, Xuxu immediately rejected on his behalf. “He can’t drink since he has to drive later.”
It was better she kept mum because the moment she opened her mouth, all of them teased Yan Rusheng. “You brought your wife to help you abstain from drinking?”