Chapter 58: His Wife Likes To Be In Affairs And the Neighbors All Know (2)
Cheng Shiqi nodded and said, “Then I’ll have a bite.”
Chen Shizhao and the guards in disguise stood at one side, black lines falling down their forehead.
Zhou Xiaoxiao rummaged for ten coins and cupped her fist at the customers sitting at the table. “This person has a few friends who want to sit at this table. I am requesting for you guys to move to another table and sorry for troubling everyone. This contains a bit of my thoughts and apology.”
Seeing how straightforward and polite she was and how they could get ten coins from this, they all moved their seats.
Zhou Xiaoxiao gestured for them to sit and Chen Shiqi happily sat across the table, while Chen Shizhao unwillingly sat diagonal from them. The guards didn’t dare to sit down, only standing behind them.
Zhou Xiaoxiao shouted at Sun Mazi and said, “Manager, I want another two bowls of “jumping noodles” and a tray of flatbread. I’d like to add dried vegetables and crisps.”
Sun Mazi answered clearly, “Coming right up.”
Quickly, two bowls of steaming hot noodles were brought over.
Chen Shiqi had a bite and his eyes brightened, saying, “It’s fresh and tasty, delicious as expected. In a plain and humble alleyway, I can’t believe there are delicious food here. Sixth Brother, have a taste too.”
Chen Shizhao had a dark expression and remained silent.
Yu Xingzhi’s expression didn’t change either, staying quiet.
Only Cheng Shiqi buried his head in eating the flatbread.
Zhou Xiaoxiao knew what was going on with the three of them. One couldn’t find a way out of this situation; one was angry; and the last one just doesn’t care.
Although she disliked Cheng Shizhao in her heart, she knew that Yu Xingzhi had been in a difficult situation lately. She didn’t want him to obtain more enemies because of her.
Plus, she was the one who punched him.
Therefore, she decided to turn the chapter over since she didn’t need to get along with these lunatics anymore after today.
“About that day — ” Zhou Xiaoxiao started.
All three turned their heads over, facing her.
Zhou Xiaoxiao fixed her clothes and said seriously, “Earlier on, I had an argument with Sixth Lord over a small matter and I accidentally lost control, doing something that I didn’t mean to. Thankfully, Sixth Lord was generous and didn’t settle accounts with me.”
She stood up and slowly bowed at him, looking at Cheng Shizhao deeply at the same time.
This is enough. I’ve given you a way out of this situation so just go along.
When Cheng Shizhao heard her mention the incident, he couldn’t sit still. When she finally flipped the page over, he then calmed down and thought: at least you’re tactful.
He glanced at Yu Xingzhi and said in his heart: Xingzhi, if it weren’t for you, why would this Prince need to endure this shrew’s annoyance? As a friend who is smitten by love, you are unable to tell what’s best for you.
Who knew that Yu Xingzhi didn’t even look at him, pulling Zhou Xiaoxiao instead. “Xiaoxiao, you don’t need to apologize. My older cousin must’ve done something excessive for you to do what you had done because I know you’re not someone who causes trouble.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao smiled, never hesitating to express her fondness of people.
She moved her head closer and seemingly tried to whisper, but everyone could hear her words. “No matter what, I was the one who punched him so it’s my fault. Plead with him for me and ask him to forgive me, and to not kill me.”
Cheng Shizhao’s face turned red and he was angry.
Chen Shiqi hurriedly acted as a mediator. “Ok, ok, Sixth Brother, you’re a man so stop arguing about this with a woman. If this causes a disturbance, it won’t look good on us.”
Then he said to Zhou Xiaoxiao, “Lady Zhou, since you want to apologize, why are you stingy and only inviting us to eat flatbread? There are so much delicious food in Fengxiang. Quickly bring us over to have a taste of it.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao rolled her eyes. I was just acting when I said I was going to apologize. Do you think I really want to apologize to two losers?
“Sure. The finest delicacy in Fengxiang City belongs to the one food that the two of you guys probably don’t dare to eat.” Zhou Xiaoxiao gently tapped her bowl with her chopsticks.
“What is it?” Chen Shiqi was very curious.
“I’ve heard of it. Apparently, it’s extremely fresh and delicious, the number one unusual food in the world. What a pity that I’ve never seen this in the capital.”
Cheng Shizhao’s guard, Guo Suren leaned over and said quietly, “Sixth Lord, pufferfish are extremely poisonous. It was said that two people in Jiangyin had died from the pufferfish’s poison. You mustn’t eat it.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao clapped her hands and stood up, “In this local area, there’s always been the saying that “you dig your grave with your teeth.” One must try this out when they’re here, but since Sixth Lord doesn’t dare to eat it, please head back. Xingzhi, Ninth Lord, why don’t we go?”
Cheng Shizhao’s face turned red and white. He stood up, clapping the table, “What don’t I dare to do?”
Everyone made their way towards the riverside.
Right now, it was about to become late, but the sparks by the riverbed were harmonious with the sunset glow, painting a beautiful scenery.