Chapter 124: Smiling On The Outside, Swearing On The Inside
When Xue Miqi saw that Zhong Qianqian was being affectionate with a man, she walked over in hopes that she would be introduced. However, she quickly saw Lin Xin bringing Ye Mengxi over. Thus, she stood to one side to avoid getting involved in the battle.
Zhong Qianqian dared to argue with Ye Mengxi, but she did not.
Zhong Qianqian was mad when she saw the impeccably dressed Ye Mengxi looking at Gu Mingzhe with heart in her eyes. She was openly flirting with him.
She was already mad with Zhong Nuannuan, but finally, she had stumbled upon a childhood sweetheart who was reliable and easy to talk to. Who would expect this fly to come out of nowhere and block her way.
However, Zhong Qianqian still needed to show her manners as an aristocratic missus. Therefore, she greeted them while suppressing the disgust in her heart. “Aunty Lin, this is my friend, Mingzhe. Bro Mingzhe, this is my mother’s close friend, Aunty Lin.”
Zhong Qianqian purposely did not introduce Ye Mingxi. She also did not tell them Gu Mingzhe’s last name. This successfully stopped Lin Xin from saying her next sentence.
Gu Mingzhe smiled elegantly. “Aunty Lin.”
“Hello! You’re Mingzhe, right? You’re so handsome. Are you from Jiang District as well? What’s your last name?”
Zhong Qianqian was smiling on the outside, but on the inside, she was screaming profanities. She wanted so badly to pour the juice in her hand onto this wretched woman.
“My last name is Gu.”
“Aiya! The Gu Family used to be the top aristocrats in Jiang District but then they decided to move to Emperor District and became the aristocrat there. Could you be the young master of that same Gu Family?” Lin Xin had a shocked expression on her face.
Gu Mingzhe smiled and tacited admitted.
“Aiya, this is such good luck! Young Master Gu, can we sit down and have a drink?”
Zhong Qianqian’s face was dark. Gu Mingzhe noticed that she was unhappy, so with an elegant smile on his face, he rejected politely. “No, thanks. I haven’t seen Qianqian in five years, so we have a lot to talk about. Aunty Lin, please enjoy yourself.”
After he said that, he nodded at Zhong Qianqian, signaling that they could leave.
Zhong Nuanuan almost melted when she saw that Gu Mingzhe did not allow those flies to come near her. He even stood behind her to block out the disturbance from those insistent pests. An elegant and imposing smile appeared on her face when she turned around and left.
Lin Xin was stunned. She looked at her daughter who was also feeling extremely aggrieved. Then, she suddenly threw caution to the wind and went over to block Zhong Qianqian’s way before suggesting with thick skin, “Qianqian, Lil Xi is your classmate. She doesn’t know anyone here but you. Why don’t you and Mingzhe take her to eat something?”
Zhong Qianqian was very annoyed by Lin Xin. She peered over to Xue Miqi and smiled. “Miqi, I have something to take care of with Bro Mingzhe. Why don’t you accompany Mengxi to eat something? Aunty Lin, this is Xue Miqi. She’s also our classmate.”
“Alright.” As Zhong Qianqian’s friend, Xue Miqi instantly agreed .
“Bro Mingzhe, let’s go.”
Lin Xin saw that Zhong Qianqian was connect them, so she stopped pleading with her. She walked in front of Gu Mingzhe and changed the way she addressed him, now acting like she had known him forever. “Mingzhe, if I may be so bold to ask a favor. My husband is going to Emperor District for a business trip next month. You know how hard it is to do things in Emperor DIstrict, but since you’re an aristocrat form Jiang District and yet have such a good relationship with the Zhong family, I just wanted to ask you for a small favor. Don’t worry, after it’s done, we’ll definitely return the favor. I assume you and Qianqian haven’t eaten yet. Why don’t we sit down and chat for a bit?”