Chapter 551: A Person of Noble Character Will Not Be Obsessed with Love
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Wen Xinya was not planning to give Xia Ruya the herbal recipes for free. Hence, she had intentionally copied a herbal recipe that would make the soup taste extremely strange and horrid. Not only would it taste bitter, but it would also have a pungent odor.
Wen Xinya was incredibly thrilled to see how happy Xia Ruya was when she drank the disgustingly bitter herbal soup that Mother Wang had made for her.
The tender expression on her face vanished as she grimaced in discomfort. She had also thrown up all of the porridge that she had this morning, nausea making her too repulsed to even eat.
Old Mrs. Wen thought that Wen Xinya had tampered with the recipes and even requested Doctor Wu to take a look at the recipes. After taking look at the recipes, Doctor Wu said that the recipe was miraculous and would aid in nourishing the spleen and stomach despite having a peculiar taste. It also had excellent benefits for one’s health.
Hence… Old Mrs. Wen instructed the servants to make another bowl of herbal soup. This time, she also instructed them to serve some plum, snacks, and candy…
Wen Xinya began to think that it was not that bad of a thing for Xia Ruya to move into the Wen Family home. At least, she could openly pull pranks on her.
She could not help but begin humming merrily.
Her crisp and clear voice distracted Si Yiyan, who was reading some documents in the living room. He shifted his gaze onto the French window to see that the Sun was shining brightly like it always did in March. Its golden rays were cast onto the flowers and greenery, creating a beautiful sight. The rose vines climbed onto the gazebo where there were a few butterflies and bees, gorgeous and unrestrained.
Wen Xinya had always loved rose vines. Hence, he grew some for her. Yet, she said, “Roses only bloom in May and wither in September. Why don’t you plant another cluster of Chinese roses? That way, we’ll always have blooming ones.”
Hence, she planted some Chinese roses beside the cluster of roses.
He then put the documents down.
“Are you done reading your documents?” Wen Xinya asked, clad in a floral apron. She was as busy as a bee and looked extremely happy like a joyful Mickey Mouse.
Si Yiyan answered truthfully, “The sun is shining brightly and the scenery is beautiful. You shouldn’t be wasting your time on arduous work.”
“What should I be spending my time on then?” Wen Xinya asked while giggling. She then grabbed a peeler and skinning a papaya, before dicing it into cubes and placing it inside some honey water.
Si Yiyan smirked and said, “For instance… romantic exchanges!”
Staring at the vibrant Chinese roses, Si Yiyan felt like there were flowers blooming in his heart too. He could no longer focus on reading his documents.
Wen Xinya burst into laughter, having already expected that Si Yiyan would say that. She said, “It’s not gentlemanly to be obsessed with love and lust. Confucius says that in order to become noble, you will have to cut out lust. When you’re young, your hormones rage and you’re full of lust. Even when you’re old, lust will still be present.”
The sun seemed to have followed her and shone down on her bright and rosy cheeks, making her look like beautiful peach blossoms. “Ah! I’m a man, not a noble character!”
Wen Xinya snorted with laughter and said, “Si Yiyan, I didn’t expect you to have that much self-awareness! Casanovas like you are insults to gentlemen and noble men.”
One could only be deemed as a gentleman when he attained Zhong Rufeng’s standards. However, she dared to express her opinion, for Si Yiyan had always been petty, tyrannical and overly possessive.
Si Yiyan smirked and said, “If I’m not gentlemanly, who is? Chu Jingnan? Or Zhong Rufeng?”
Wen Xinya instinctively took a step back and said smilingly, “Ah, I only have myself to blame for being in love with a lustful lecher.”
Si Yiyan chuckled and said, “You beat around the bush just to insult me, huh?”
Wen Xinya guffawed again and placed a few almonds into the blender and ground them into almond powder, after which she added the grounded powder into the boiling milk. She stirred it continuously, soon after which the aroma of almond milk wafted up into their noses.
Si Yiyan asked curiously, “What are you doing?”
Lately, Wen Xinya had been feeding him consistently with herbal soups and tonics that were great for nourishing the brain, stomach, and liver.
“I’m making papaya almond milk. Not only is it a great beverage for beautifying, but it also has excellent health benefits as well. It dispels the heat and lowers the risks of cancer. It’s the best time to take this now that the weather is hot.” Wen Xinya then scooped the papaya milk and allowed it to cool in the refrigerator.
Papaya almond milk was good for nourishing the brain and aided in increasing the size of one’s bosom. It was a great beverage that could be consumed all year round, which was also Wen Xinya’s favorite. She felt that Si Yiyan would fancy it.
Si Yiyan shifted his gaze onto her well-endowed chest and said, “I heard that papaya aids in increasing the size of your bosom…”
Sensing that he was staring at her, Wen Xinya glowered at him and exclaimed, “What are you talking about… mine are natural, natural! They have nothing to do with papaya…”
However, she would never admit that she had been consuming papayas for more than two years in order to achieve her full bosom. Her goal was to have a pair of 34Ds…
Si Yiyan looked away slowly and continued smilingly, “You should have more papayas…”
Wen Xinya flew into a rage and barked. “What do you mean? Are you complaining that I’m too flat-chested?”
She was clearly only eighteen and yet, she was already 34A. She was certain that they could grow up to 34D.
Si Yiyan broke out into cold sweat and said cautiously, “The almond milk seems to have cooled.”
Wen Xinya frantically proceeded to check on the almond milk that was at the perfect temperature for the papaya to be mixed in.
Si Yiyan heaved a sigh of relief and reminded himself never to crack such jokes again.
Wen Xinya grabbed two crystal bowls and filled them with the papaya almond milk. The papaya cubes and milk looked extremely appetizing in the crystal bowl.
Wen Xinya shifted her gaze onto Si Yiyan’s chest and handed a bowl to him. “Papaya almond milk helps to increase one’s bosom size. You have to eat more of it.”
Si Yiyan grimaced and grabbed the bowl with trembling hands, causing the almond milk to almost spill out of the bowl.
“It tastes great!” The sweet aroma of the milk and papaya cubes was extremely appetizing and delicious.
Wen Xinya smirked smugly and said, “Of course, I was the one who made it.”
She had only decided to reward him with the beverage because Si Yiyan had been busy with organizing her coming-of-age ceremony.