The lunch venue was finally chosen at the Western restaurant of Xingyue Hotel.
The privacy here was really good. As long as it didn’t coincide with Valentine’s Day or the like, the flow of people was also not large. Gu Nian didn’t need to worry about the sudden attack of fanatic fans halfway through the meal.
Jiang Xiaoqing sighed with emotion as she took the elevator upstairs and was led by the waiter to sit down at the table and chairs by the floor-to-ceiling window, “This is too beautiful.”
Qin Yuanyuan had long been tired of thinking. When the waiter turned around to get the menu, she couldn’t help but lightly kick Jiang Xiaoqing under the table: “Please restrain yourself. Why are you acting like Granny Liu entering the Grand View Garden? It’s so embarrassing.”
Jiang Xiaoqing was unconvinced: “This is my first time at such a high-end Western restaurant. How tiring it is to have to pretend to be indifferent and know everything?”
Qin Yuanyuan was so choked that she had nothing to say.
Gu Nian was listening to the whole process and couldn’t help but laugh with her eyes downcast: “I think what Xiaoqing said is very good. If you have seen it, you have seen it. If you haven’t seen it, you have never seen it. There is no one who would not be born with favorable family conditions if he can’t help it. It’s not our fault that we treat entering and exiting such a place as not commonplace. We don’t have to think it’s embarrassing if we haven’t been here. Isn’t this true, Xiaoqing?”
Jiang Xiaoqing nodded: “She is indeed my Mang Zhi, she is like a roundworm in my belly!”
Gu Nian laughed.
Qin Yuanyuan, who was just thinking about it, glared at Jiang Xiaoqing angrily and helplessly: “Aren’t you really good at praising others?”
Jiang Xiaoqing was confused: “Didn’t I just say that she is considerate of others?”
Qin Yuanyuan gave up arguing with Jiang Xiaoqing, turned around and sighed: “I hope I can achieve this quality through my own efforts in the future.”
Gu Nian nodded: “Yes. BH is a good stage, I have confidence in us.”
After they had finished ordering the meal, the waiter bowed slightly and left. Jiang Xiaoqing came over curiously and asked, “Gu Nian, isn’t this your first time here?”
“Well,” Gu Nian recalled, “I have come here for a meal.”
“On the previous blind date in May, we ate here.”
“Choosing a place like this for a blind date??” Jiang Xiaoqing was surprised, “Was your blind date a rich person?”
Gu Nian didn’t know what she was thinking of, but she suddenly started laughing.
Jiang Xiaoqing was slow in other places, but she was surprisingly sensitive when it came to emotional gossip. Seeing Gu Nian lowering her head and smiling, she immediately became alert: “Huh? Is there something going on?”
Gu Nian looked up innocently: “What’s going on?”
Jiang Xiaoqing: “Don’t pretend to be stupid, tell me honestly, have you and your blind date made any progress? Otherwise, how do you know that the person is really rich?”
Gu Nian smiled and pushed her away, “Didn’t I tell you before that my current residence was rented to me by a friend who went to live in Europe for two years and entrusted me to take care of the house.”
“Yes, you said, what?”
Gu Nian: “That blind date is the friend I mentioned.”
Before Jiang Xiaoqing and Qin Yuanyuan could recover from the shock, Gu Nian’s phone vibrated. She picked it up, looked at it for a few seconds, then raised her head hesitantly and asked, “Do you mind…how many people are there for lunch today?”
Before Jiang Xiaoqing could recover, she subconsciously murmured, “Who is it, your blind date?”
Gu Nian didn’t know whether to laugh or cry: “No.”
“Who is it?”
Gu Nian hesitated and said in a soft voice, “Actually, there is something I haven’t had time to tell you.”
“I have a, um… boyfriend lately.”
Not long after they recovered, their consciousness was once again frightened.
Twenty minutes later.
When Qin Yuanyuan and Jiang Xiaoqing faced the man across the table who took off his black mask and sat on the empty chair next to Gu Nian, their brains and expressions could only be described as blank.
“Sorry, I was a little far away, so I got late.” Luo Xiu nodded slightly towards the two of them.
Jiang Xiaoqing turned around blankly and asked Qin Yuanyuan: “Doesn’t he look particularly similar to that one?”
Qin Yuanyuan finally came to her senses and whispered helplessly: “It’s not just like that, they are the same person.”
Jiang Xiaoqing: “……”
Jiang Xiaoqing struggled to regain her sanity which was shattered into pieces. She turned her head and looked at Gu Nian with a look of irony: “What’s up with the promise that your mother’s love will never deteriorate?”
Gu Nian looked away guiltily.
Jiang Xiaoqing couldn’t help but look at that person again, and then quickly turn back to the memory, as she said with hatred: “You have changed so completely. We have only been away for three months, and you got yourself a boyfriend when we came back. If we leave for three years, will two little bean sprouts hold my legs and call me auntie when I get back?”
Gu Nian finally couldn’t pretend to be cool this time, and her cheeks turned red at a speed that was visible to the naked eye.
She completely ignored the slightly joking look from her side and secretly glanced at Jiang Xiaoqing, her voice as thin as a gnat: “Don’t talk nonsense.”
Jiang Xiaoqing: “I’m not talking nonsense, it’s a recognition of your ability. It takes others five months to go from being a mom fan to being a girlfriend fan, but it took five months for you to go from being a mom fan to being a girlfriend.”
Gu Nian: “…”
Jiang Xiaoqing sighed: “I don’t think you need to rush to become a screenwriter, you might as well publish a book. The title of the book would be “How to Quickly Chase Your Beloved Male Celebrity from Scratch”. It could use real-life examples and practical teachings. I’ll grab it when it comes out – uh uh uh, well?”
At the critical moment, Qin Yuanyuan understood the righteousness well and covered Jiang Xiaoqing’s mouth in time before Gu Nian started blushing like the cherry bomb in Plants vs. Zombies.
Luo Xiu also saw that Gu Nian was about to burst into flames. So, he smiled dumbly and stood up from the chair.
Gu Nian turned around with red cheeks: “Where are you going?”
Luo Xiu: “You guys talk first, I’ll choose a bottle of red wine.”
Gu Nian nodded: “…Okay.”
When Luo Xiu’s back disappeared from sight, Gu Nian turned around and walked towards Jiang Xiaoqing, whose eyes were full of innocence while Qin Yuanyuan was still covering her face, with the blush still on her face. She grinded her teeth angrily and laughed: “I think it would be better to eliminate harm for the people, so why don’t I sew this mouth shut for you?”
“Hey, hey, I was wrong, haha…”
Jiang Xiaoqing just struggled out and hid behind Qin Yuanyuan’s back, so as not to disturb the guests at other tables outside the curtain hanging down.
After the “torture” of getting tickled, Jiang Xiaoqing laughed until she lost her breath from struggling and surrendered again and again.
Only then did the torture stop.
Qin Yuanyuan finished “accompanying” them and reminded Gu Nian: “Why hasn’t Luo Xiu come back yet?”
Gu Nian stood up from the chair and turned around: “He should be back soon…ah, came back.”
Qin Yuanyuan followed Gu Nian’s gaze and saw Luo Xiu walking towards them on the soft carpeted corridor outside the table, more than ten meters away.
At this moment, two figures, a man and a woman, walked out of the corridor leading to the entrance of the restaurant.
Gu Nian glanced at the face of the young man among them, and immediately stopped.
She subconsciously asked, “Why is he here?”
Qin Yuanyuan was puzzled: “Who?”
Gu Nian blinked and turned to Qin Yuanyuan. After looking at each other for two seconds, she came to her senses and pointed her eyes downward: “That person is the blind date I told you about who rented the villa to me.”
Gu Nian tilted her head in confusion: “But he should have gone to live in Europe. Lin Nantian had clearly said that he will not come back until next year. How come he is still in K City?”
Hearing no response, Gu Nian was about to look up strangely when she saw Qin Yuanyuan’s expression suddenly pause, and then turn back with a very subtle expression: “Gu Nian, do Luo Xiu and your blind date know each other?”
Gu Nian didn’t even think about it: “Why would they know each other?”
Qin Yuanyuan: “Well, they do seem to know each other.”
Gu Nian: “…?”
Following Qin Yuanyuan’s finger pointing forward, Gu Nian raised her head.
In her field of vision, her blind date Qiao Xi, who came in from the entrance of the restaurant, was walking very unexpectedly towards Luo Xiu who had stopped on his way.
The voice came back in surprise: “What a coincidence, why are you here at noon today? Do you have any entertainment?”
Gu Nian’s figure paused.
This familiar tone, as if they had known each other for a long time…
A very bizarre but seemingly reasonable thought emerged from the depths of her mind.
Gu Nian frowned.
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 The expression roughly translating to “Granny Liu visits the Grand View Gardens” refers to this character, who visits the noble family who plays host to her, but which also makes fun of her openly for her simplicity (Granny Liu is, however, grateful for their generosity.) The expression is used in modern Chinese to describe someone, usually simple and unsophisticated, who is overwhelmed by new experiences and luxurious surroundings.