A flash of anger appears in Bai Yue’s eyes when she sees that look on Shi Jin Yan’s face, but it quickly disappears. “Jin Yan, are you angry? I was just angry just now, when I think about what happened back then….. I….. I will not be like this in the future, alright?” She chases after Shi Jin Yan.
As for the other party, Zhuang Nai Nai can see Bai Yue saying something to Shi Jin Yan, but she does not know what. Her mood to eat has by now disappears.
Si Jing Yu remains quiet on the way to their private room. Zhuang Nai Nai also does not want to say things that will instigate her.
When they reach the private room, a waitress comes to them with a menu. Only then does Si Jing Yu regains her composure, “Please give us your restaurant’s signature dishes as well as two stir-fried vegetable dishes.”
After she returns the menu to the waitress, she turns to Zhuang Nai Nai with a smile, “Zheng Ting told me you like Sichuan dishes. This place is really famous, has Zheng Ting brought you here before?”
Since the other party is changing the topic and is not commenting on what has transpired just now, Zhuang Nai Nai smiles along, “Not yet.”
They have barely been together and most of the time they were fighting, how could he has the time to bring her here?
Si Jing Yu laughs, “Zheng Ting looks cold all the time, but the truth is he is very kind to his loved ones. Don’t accommodate him too much, it is okay to throw a temper tantrum every once in a while.”
Zhuang Nai Nai: ……………
She laughs along. Although there are still awkwardness between them, Si Jing Yu speaks very casually and loves to smile, that makes it easy for Zhuang Nai Nai to get along with her.
There are occasional silence, but Si Jing Yu will quickly fill it with her small talks about her trips overseas. When their meals finally arrive, Si Jing Yu ends their small talks with, “Honestly, traveling around will help alleviate stress. Once Zheng Ting is not busy anymore, we should go on a vacation overseas, for your honeymoon. We also need to celebrate your wedding. Let’s wait until the 100th year anniversary celebration is over. Alright, let’s dig in!”
Sichuan dishes are indeed full of flavour. The dishes are so spicy that Zhuang Nai Nai becomes sweaty.
Once they finish eating, both of them pat their full stomachs. They look at each other, suddenly feeling bonded.
Zhuang Nai Nai laughs at Si Jing Yu. For the first time after meeting her, she finally feels like she really wants to become her friend.
Si Jing Yu calls the waitress for the bill.
At this moment, Zhuang Nai Nai really wants to say, ‘Lunch is on me!’
But….. she covertly looks at her wallet. She only has around 200 yuan for taxi. This restaurant seems so expensive, she really cannot afford to pay the bill.
What could she say; ‘it’s on me, but you need to fork out the money’?
In the end, the waitress respectfully says, “Miss Si, the bill has been taken care of by Mr. Shi.”
Si Jing Yu who is reaching for her wallet pauses in her movement.
She looks at the waitress as though she did not see that coming.
The feeling of fullness from the meal quickly disappears. She seems a little surprised. After a while, she finally speaks up, “The feeling of having your meal paid for when you least expect it is really good.”
She puts her wallet back to her backpack and stands up before playfully turning towards Zhuang Nai Nai, “Let’s go, fellow pitiful one. Let’s continue to be exploited by the capitalists!”