Published at 27th of March 2023 05:25:07 PM

Chapter 121: 121 Was A Kiss A Reward?

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121 Was A Kiss A Reward?

Han Qianye pretended not to understand. “I don’t know… which Miss Li is Madam Di Xin talking about?”

Madam Di Xin enunciated each word clearly. “Li Xiwu.”

Hearing this, Han Qianye raised her eyebrows and rejected her without thinking. “I’m afraid she doesn’t have time to come.”

Madam Di Xin said sincerely, “Qianye, if I call Miss Li directly, it will be too abrupt. I sincerely hope you can help me.”

Han Qianye hesitated, so she did not respond immediately. If she hadn’t gone online surfing the internet before, she probably wouldn’t have known what was going on. The situation was probably the day before yesterday, when Xixi and Jingzhou were on a date at Lake Roman and Madam Di Xin accidentally appeared on the live camera.

At night, Han Qianye saw the recording on the Internet.

In the live recording, Li Xiwu and Madam Di Xin were chatting happily. It was also because of Madam Di Xin’s appearance that it became a trending topic that afternoon. On the one hand, everyone was discussing Madam Di Xin’s elegance as an undefeated beauty. On the other hand, they were discussing why Madam Di Xin had suddenly come to the capital and appeared on a variety show.

Of course, the netizens couldn’t guess. However, Han Qianye could barely guess.

Xixi had recently become popular on the variety show. The popularity of the variety show had even spread to various countries. Madam Di Xin must have seen Xixi’s face on the foreign media.

She probably wanted to see her benefactor’s only daughter again in her life, so Han Qianye could understand Madam Di Xin’s feelings.

After some hesitation, she said, “If you ask me out, I’ll have too much time tomorrow. If you want me to bring Xixi along, I can’t make the decision on this matter. Why don’t I ask her? If she’s willing to come, I’ll call you back.”

Madam Di Xin was very grateful for this. “Thank you, Qianye.”

Han Qianye said, “It’s too early to thank me. Let me say this first. If Xixi doesn’t come, I can’t do anything. I won’t force her.”

Madam Di Xin said, “I’m already grateful for your help.”

Han Qianye pursed her lips and listened to Madam Di Xin’s thanks. She felt upset. “Madam Di Xin, it’s actually time to let go after so long. Similar people can only comfort your longing. After all, she’s not the real Little You.”

On the other end of the line, Madam Di Xin’s voice was very low. “Qianye, I know everything you’re saying.” After a pause, she said, “The trip back to the country is the day after tomorrow. I’m old. It’s more than two thousand miles from Country T to the capital. I don’t know when I’ll come again. Before I go back this time, I really don’t want to have any regrets. I’m afraid I won’t be able to come to the capital in the future.”

Han Qianye had a complicated expression. Madam Di Xin was always like this. Every word was sincere and polite, making it difficult to refuse her. Han Qianye did not refuse.

“Then, where does Madam Di Xin want to meet tomorrow?” Han Qianye asked.

There was silence on the other end of the line for a few seconds, then she said word by word, “Qionglou, then the Li Mansion in Qiang Yue Garden.”

Han Qianye was suddenly stunned.

Madam Di Xin said, “Qianye, I know this is presumptuous…”

Han Qianye interrupted, “Madam Di Xin, you don’t have to explain. I understand what you mean. It’s late. Rest early. I’ll call Xixi now and ask if she’s free tomorrow.”

Madam Di Xin thanked Han Qianye solemnly before ending the call.

At this moment, Pei Qingji walked in. “Why do you look so worried?”

Han Qianye put her phone aside and wrapped her arms around her chest while supporting her chin with one hand. “Madam Di Xin wants to see Xixi.”

At the same time, she wondered if she should call Li Xiwu tonight or tomorrow morning. It was mainly because it was too late now. She was afraid that Li Xiwu would be asleep by this time. Li Xiwu seemed to have slept quite early. How conflicted.

Pei Qingji raised his hand to undo his collar buckle. “Didn’t they already meet at Lake Roman last time?”

As soon as he finished speaking, Pei Qingji suddenly realized something and looked up. Han Qianye looked at Pei Qingji suspiciously. “I thought you didn’t surf the internet? How did you know that Madam Di Xin went to Lake Roman to see Xixi?”

Pei Qingji’s forehead was sweating. “…Uh.”

Han Qianye asked, “You went fishing again, right?”

Pei Qingji did not answer. He turned around and walked out.

Han Qianye looked at his back and asked, “Where are you going?”

Pei Qingji’s tone was no different from when he was young. He was arrogant and wild. “I’ll go get the washboard!”

In the small courtyard.

Although Pei You’an had cooked the rice noodles tonight, it had become very easy to cook them because of the seasoning bag. Probably because it was too simple, Pei You’an even fried two eggs. Hence, the taste and appearance were on point.

Li Xiwu thought of what had happened today and had yet to officially thank Pei Jingzhou, so she picked up the fried egg from the bowl and placed it in Pei Jingzhou’s bowl. “Thank you for your help today, Fourth Brother. Although it’s a little shabby, this fried egg is the only thing I can give you now.”

Pei Jingzhou looked at the extra fried egg in his bowl and looked up at her. “A reward?”

Li Xiwu said, “Yes, thank you for your help today.” She repeated what she’d just said.

Pei Jingzhou said, “A reward. Can’t I get a kiss?”

Li Xiwu pouted. “Chu.”

Pei Jingzhou smiled. “Can’t you kiss my face?”

Li Xiwu said, “Your face would be oily.”

Spoilsport! Pei Jingzhou put the fried egg back into her bowl, including the fried egg in his bowl. “It’s too shabby. You’ll owe me for now.”

Li Xiwu: “?”

His lips curved when she froze with her chopsticks. “Can’t eat?”

Li Xiwu nodded. She thought Pei Jingzhou would take it back, but he said, “You have to eat even if you can’t. Look at how thin you are.”

Li Xiwu: “…”

The phone on the table vibrated. Li Xiwu put down her chopsticks and picked up the phone. “Auntie.”

Han Qianye’s smiling voice came from the phone. “Is Xixi asleep?”

Li Xiwu said, “Not yet.” She slowly sat up straight and guessed why Han Qianye was calling her at this time. Could it be related to Pei You’an? However, what she guessed had nothing to do with what Han Qianye said.

Han Qianye said, “Do you remember that Madam Di Xin you met at Lake Roman?”

Li Xiwu pursed her lips and subconsciously looked up at Pei Jingzhou, who was sitting opposite her at the small table. He didn’t seem to care who she answered the call or what she was talking about. He ate his noodles quietly and didn’t make a sound.

Li Xiwu inhaled. “Go on.”

Han Qianye said directly, “It’s like this. Madam Di Xin wants to ask us out for a meal tomorrow at noon. Do you think you’re free tomorrow at noon? We’ll go to the Pei residence for dinner later at night. I’ve already asked Auntie Zhang to start preparing dinner tomorrow.”

Pei Jingzhou was familiar with Madam Di Xin, so Li Xiwu was not surprised that Han Qianye and Madam Di Xin were friends.

Therefore, when she heard Han Qianye’s words, she was very calm. However, at the thought that tomorrow’s lunch and dinner were planned, there would be endless food for the entire day…

She smiled bitterly in silence. Actually, she wanted to see Madam Dixin again, so she agreed. “I’m free at noon tomorrow.”


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