Chapter 57: Matchmaking (1)
After Chen Sinan picked up the phone, he heard Zhuan Zhu speaking in a spirited voice. “Bei Zi is returning today, and we’re planning a welcome home feast. Are you coming later?”
Chen Sinan thought it over and asked, “What time?”
“Tonight at 8.”
“I’ll be there.”
Chen Sinan thought there was still time until dinner, so he returned to his old house. He hadn’t gone back to see his grandfather for months because of his busy schedule.
Of course, the real reason was that his grandfather was trying to force him to meet with the Lai Family. He wasn’t planning on forgiving him just yet. That’s why even after Weng Yinlin called Chen Sinan so many times, telling him to go back to the old house to eat dinner, he refused.
She thought that if she ignored him, he’d only act more reckless in the future.
As Chen Sinan’s car pulled in front of the old house, he saw another white car. The model was clearly one that a woman would drive.
Chen Sinan, his father, and his grandfather were all the only children of their respective generations. He also didn’t have many female relatives. But despite all that, the car’s owner was most likely a young woman.
While entering the house, his mind filled with guesses of who the visitor was. Before he arrived at the lobby, he saw his Aunt Song walking towards him from the garden. “Aunt Song, who’s visiting grandpa?” he asked.
Aunt Song had been working in the Chen family for more than ten years, and she saw Chen Sinan as her own child. When she saw him, she was overjoyed that he finally came back after so long, and what a coincidence! Miss Lai was also over. “Miss Lai is here to accompany your grandfather. We didn’t think you would also come back today, but perfect timing! I’m preparing dinner now, so you should stay,” she said cheerfully.
The Lai family?
Chen Sinan thought for a while and remembered the existence of this “Miss Lai”, but he couldn’t remember her face.
Chen Sinan could hear her gently complaining to his grandfather as he walked in. “Grandpa, you’re being too hard on me! How can I win like this?!”
“Hmph. Only that fellow can beat me a couple of times in this world. Other people? Don’t even think about winning.”
Chen Sinan’s first impression of the uninvited guest was far from good, especially when he heard her acting shy. “Grandpa, are you talking about Sinan?” she asked coyly.
After he finished, his grandfather saw Chen Sinan standing out of the corner of his eye. Speak of the devil.
He took a single glance at his grandson. “You still know the way back?” he asked mockingly.
“I intended to come back, but now that I’ve seen someone so insignificant here, I guess there wasn’t any need to,” Chen Sinan coldly stated.
Grandpa Chen decided to ignore Chen Sinan.
Miss Lai saw that Chen Sinan finally came back, and became so happy that joy was practically oozing from her face. After all her persistence, after every day she came to his old house to make his grandfather happy…it finally happened!
Chen Sinan wasn’t moved by her advances. He didn’t even look at her, choosing not to reply either. “I see that you’re living a pretty good life, don’t let me disturb you,” he replied to his grandfather, instead.
Grandfather Chen badly wanted to beat him with his cane but held back. He didn’t want to embarrass Chen Sinan in front of a guest. “You unfilial thing!” he bellowed.
“Same to you,” Chen Sinan replied softly. With that final comment, he gave his grandfather a murderous look and walked out.
Aunt Song caught him leaving early, and urgently asked, “Why are you leaving so early? Why don’t you leave after dinner?”
“It’s fine. I don’t feel like eating with an outsider.” The sentence was basically a slap in the face to Miss Lai.
Aunt Song carefully examined Miss Lai’s expression; the entire situation could only be described as awkward.
“But…” Aunt Song knew that she couldn’t make Chen Sinan stay, and decided to let it go.
She saw Miss Lai leave right after Chen Sinan. It was obvious she was chasing after him.
Aunt Song was worried that Miss Lai would make things worse after she caught up with him. “Master, should I stop her?” she asked Grandpa Chen.
Grandpa was resting on his wicker chair, and aggressively shook it as he proudly replied, “Why would you do that? He doesn’t like her, so let her bother him all she likes!” After he finished speaking, he nonchalantly asked what the family was going to have for dinner.
Aunt Song saw that she couldn’t help either of them, so she listed dish names without another thought for Miss Lai.
Whatever happened, Miss Lai was the one who brought the trouble to herself.
The author has something to say: [Little Theater 1]
Host Xin: Let’s interview the most popular character in the novel, Mr. Chen. Mr. Chen, do you have any thoughts on our cute readers who want to ruthlessly and emotionally torture you?
Mr. Chen: No comment.
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