Chapter 117: Patting Her Head (3)
When he was 17 years old, he went to a place and was saved by a female stranger when the building caught on fire. When he had safely returned, he heard the news that Qiao Moyu was going to study abroad.
For six months, she didn’t get in touch with him at all. It was like she had disappeared from his world.
During her absence, he often recalled her smile which made him irritated. The irritation gradually formed its root, transforming it into hate. It made him feel that Qiao Moyu wasn’t even worth mentioning compared to the girl who had saved him.
It turned out that he was correct. Her love is too cheap. It’s cheap to the point that when she met a good man like Ye Peicheng, she immediately gave up liking him.
To Xing Yichen, her smile was a mockery to him. It reminded him of mockery she had given him that year when she left him to study abroad.
Xing Yichen tried his best to ignore the gloominess rising within his heart. In order to calm himself, he turned around and walked to the side to check his emails.
Just as he was replying to his emails, someone came up to him.
“Big brother.” Xing Wanshuang whispered, “Why didn’t you join sister Ruohuan’s group? When you said that you were going to join Qiao Moyu’s group, she almost cried! Didn’t you say that you hate Qiao Moyu the most?”
He hates Qiao Moyu the most?
He took in a deep breath, “Even though I hate her, that doesn’t necessarily mean that I have to starve.”
Even though he said those words, even he didn’t believe the excuse he had just given. But he still used that reason to try and fool his little sister.
Xing Wanshuang didn’t seem to believe him either, “Big brother, what happened? Could it be that you like Qiao Moyu? Did you forget that it was sister Ruohuan who had saved you from that fire?”
Xing Yichen didn’t know why but he felt that her words were particularly irritating. In a serious tone, he said, “Yes, it was Qiao Ruohuan who had saved me. But it doesn’t mean that she can make trouble without any reason just because she saved me!”
Realizing how angry her brother was getting, Xing Wanshuang realized that the situation was more serious than she thought. She feared that if she continued to try and convince him, it’ll have the opposite effect, so she quickly changed the subject.
On the other side, Qiao Moyu and Ye Peicheng had already finished cleaning all of the fishes. Qin Qianqian finished washing and cutting the mushrooms and edible ferns.
Just like last time, Qiao Moyu prepared the meal. Her cooking speed was very fast. Because there were more mushrooms this time, the stew smelled more fragrant than before.
Not long after, the three plates of food and soup were all done, and she called everyone to eat.
At another corner, Xing Wanshuang’s group only ate fruits. Qiao Ruohuan and Wang Kunming were making steamed fish in broth.
They only had a few plates of food, so when Qiao Moyu’s group began their meal, their groups had almost finished eating. Their teams just ate quietly since they had fewer people.
Just when Qin Qianqian was about to sit down, she noticed that Xing Yichen was still standing, so she called him over to join them. “President Xing, Moyu’s cooking is really delicious! We’re addicted to death over her craft! I can’t wait to film more of this program just so I can taste her cooking!”
Xing Yichen picked up his chopsticks, “Really? Then I’ll have a taste.”
He placed a piece of crispy fish in his mouth.
Once he began to chew, the juicy and fragrant taste of crispy fish dispersed inside his mouth. Xing Yichen can’t help but raise his head to look at the girl sitting across him.
Is this how her food tasted? Is this how the foods she had made for him since she was 16 years old tasted? He didn’t know because he had never once tried it. Xing Yichen had always thrown away the food she had made for him.
Suddenly, he felt his heart stir and an indescribable feeling similar to regret rose from his heart. Xing Yichen tried his best to recall what types of food Qiao Moyu had made for him in the past. However, he discovered that he can’t even remember how the food looked like.
Across from him, Qiao Moyu didn’t even spare him a glance. Instead, she concentrated on eating the fish. She was eating quickly, but after a few bites, she suddenly stopped.
Ye Peicheng who was sitting next to her asked, “What’s wrong?”
Qiao Moyu looked up and said, “A fishbone almost got stuck in my throat, but luckily, it didn’t. I’m fine.”
“Don’t eat so quickly, No one will try to fight with you over food,” Ye Peicheng helplessly said.
“I feel like everyone is very hungry, so……” Qiao Moyu looked at the people sitting at the table, “It’s better if I eat quickly. Otherwise, I might not be able to fill my stomach!”
Ye Peicheng didn’t know whether he should laugh or cry. He picked up Qiao Moyu’s bowl and scooped some fish soup into her bowl.
Qiao Moyu blurted out, “Thank you, big brother Ye!”
When the people sitting on the table heard the way Qiao Moyu had addressed Ye Peicheng, they all turned around and looked at her in surprise.
The moment the words left her mouth, she had just realized how she had addressed Ye Peicheng. She can’t help but bit her lip, “Originally, I was……” She originally wanted to call him uncle, but she realized that she wasn’t 18 years old anymore.
Ye Peicheng was the first to react, he faintly smiled, “You’re welcome, little Moyu.”
Like an elder doting on someone younger than him, he raised one of his hands and rubbed Qiao Moyu’s head.
The comment section on the live broadcast blew up.
“Oh my god, my family’s husband is actually patting sister Moyu’s head in public!”
“Is the Cheng Yu couple publicly announcing their relationship?”
“No, didn’t husband have an expression like an elder patting someone younger?”
“Don’t you feel that an uncle vs. sister couple will be much more impressive?”
“It’s over! I’m done for. I’m totally addicted to the Cheng Yu couple! I don’t accept anyone else together besides them!”