Published at 20th of February 2023 06:55:15 AM

Chapter 25

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Actually … It’s Very Sweet

What did Han Qianye want to see? Of course, Han Qianye wanted to see the day Pei Jingzhou and Li Xiwu divorced. As long as she chased away Li Xiwu, the fake phoenix, Han Qianye could happily find an even better woman for his son.

Now, Li Xiwu was so transparent and self-aware. She thought that Han Qianye would definitely smile in satisfaction and reply, “At least you’re sensible.”

However, it was not quite what she had expected.

Han Qianye opened her phone. “It’s still early to finish recording the variety show. Let’s not talk about this now. Let me ask you, did you know that we were on the trending searches on Weibo today?”

Li Xiwu: “…”

What actually happened was different from what she had imagined. Even Li Xiwu, who had always been calm and composed, reacted slowly for a few seconds before replying, “…I know. There’s a relevant notification.”

Han Qianye suddenly smiled proudly. “I can finally hold my head high today.” With that, Han Qianye quickly opened the phone page and handed it to Li Xiwu. “The Internet is praising your culinary skills. Everyone says that your culinary skills are very outstanding.”

Li Xiwu looked up at Han Qianye’s phone screen. That was a comment under the hashtag #MotherDragonSecondGen:

[It’s not a precedent for Li Xiwu to use broad beans instead of minced meat, but since she can make this dish and make it well, it’s enough to prove that she’s really good at cooking.]

[I thought Xie Wen’s cooking was already impressive until I went to Li Xiwu’s livestream.]

[When I watched the live broadcast, not only was I craving for it, but I also almost died laughing. The director even smelled it and came out to ask everyone to save him a bite.]

[Bring along the entry #MotherDragonSecondGen, I’m really going crazy! Li Xiwu only imitated Mother Dragon’s cooking methods. She has nothing to do with Mother Dragon. How is she a second-generation?]

[I really don’t like Mother Dragon being scammed. Mother Dragon is just herself. There are no second generation, OK?]

[Li Xiwu, don’t imitate Mother Dragon.]

[Li Xiwu’s culinary skills are completely incomparable to Mother Dragon’s!]

When Han Qianye flipped through the comments, she automatically ignored those that scolded Li Xiwu. She picked most of the good comments for Li Xiwu to see. Her expression gradually became uncomfortable. She asked Li Xiwu, “Did you really imitate the cooking method of that internet celebrity?”

Li Xiwu paused for a moment before saying indifferently, “The cooking method itself has never been unified, so how can it be imitated?”

“You don’t think so, but the netizens insist on thinking so.” As Han Qianye said this, she did not forget to remind Li Xiwu, “Don’t look at these unpleasant things. Online critics rely on a keyboard. Morality can’t restrain those keyboard warriors.”

Li Xiwu couldn’t help but laugh. “In this industry, the most common thing I say to the artists I have is don’t read online comments. If it happened to me, I naturally wouldn’t care.”

“Your mentality is very good.” Han Qianye grinned.

Li Xiwu looked at Han Qianye suspiciously.

The corners of Han Qianye’s mouth curled up. She regained the demeanor of a noble lady and said expressionlessly, “Yes, your mentality is not bad.”

Li Xiwu nodded. “Thank you for the compliment.”

Han Qianye raised her hand and yawned. “It’s getting late. I’ll go take a nap.”

“Okay.” Li Xiwu rose and moved her chair.

Before Han Qianye left, she pointed at the fruit platter beside the iPad. “Remember to eat it. It’s a pity to waste it. Actually… it’s all very sweet.”

Li Xiwu agreed with a smile. “I’ll finish it.”

Han Qianye suppressed her smile and left Li Xiwu’s room with the demeanor of a noble lady. Back next door, she called Lin Yourong.

The other party picked up and asked her, “Li Xiwu helped you vent your anger today. Are you feeling better?”

Han Qianye couldn’t stop smiling. “Of course I’m in a good mood.”

Lin Yourong could hear the unconcealable joy in Han Qianye’s tone and reminded her, “You can’t hold it just like that? Don’t forget your business just because of this little benefit. Remember your original intention.”

What was Han Qianye’s original intention? Han Qianye’s original intention was to find ways to embarrass Li Xiwu on the variety show, to make the netizens feel that Li Xiwu was crazy and was not worthy of marrying into a rich family, to make Li Xiwu be blacklisted and scolded.

This way, even if Li Xiwu divorced Pei Jingzhou, she would not have the chance to marry into another wealthy family. A phoenix would turn back into a sparrow, and she would never be a phoenix again. She would forever be a sparrow.

Thinking of this, Han Qianye’s smile suddenly froze. “Isn’t that too vicious?”

Lin Yourong snorted. “If you want to chase your daughter-in-law out, this is nothing.”

Han Qianye nodded. “Okay, okay, got it.”

Lin Yourong was relieved. “It’s good that you know.”

After hanging up, Han Qianye threw her phone on the bed and fell asleep. She forgot about Lin Yourong’s reminder after sleeping.

The afternoon was still long.

Cheng Zhongqing and Du Xu were going out for an inspection, while Wan Yu and Luo Xiaosong were going to do research nearby. Everyone was going the same way. Yesterday’s appearance of lynx cubs had attracted some attention and discussion. This afternoon’s live broadcast would also be about secondary protected animals.

At first, everyone followed Wan Yu and Luo Xiaosong. But after walking for a long time, they did not encounter a single protected animal.

Min Hanrong said, “It was an accident and luck that we saw the lynx cub yesterday. I’m afraid it’s very difficult to see it today.”

Tao Jing raised her hand to wipe her sweat. “Then we probably won’t see any today.”

Cheng Zhongqing, who was walking at the side, asked, “How big was the lynx cub you saw yesterday?”

Tao Jing gestured. “About this big.”

Cheng Zhongqing asked again, “Where was it found?”

Min Hanrong answered, “Not far from the inn.”

Cheng Zhongqing had an idea. “There have been many people in the inn recently. The lynx cub probably came here out of curiosity. It should have been moved by its parents by now. It’s very difficult to meet the lynx here.”

Wan Yu sighed. “Let’s walk some more. We might see them later.”

Han Qianye and Li Xiwu walked a little behind. The two of them did not speak much and seemed quiet.

Taking advantage of the fact that everyone’s attention was on the topic of tadpoles, Han Qianye took out a small mirror from her pocket and touched her face. “The sunscreen I applied today was thin. I hope it can last longer.”

Li Xiwu looked up at the sky. “The UV isn’t strong today. No big problem.”

Han Qianye put away the small mirror. “I…” It was unknown what she saw, but she suddenly stared into the distance.

Li Xiwu noticed and asked, “What’s wrong?”

At this moment, no one noticed Han Qianye’s surprise.

Han Qianye did not look around to call for help. Instead, she pointed in the direction she was looking at and asked Li Xiwu, “What’s that?”

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