Chapter 47: Barbeque (3)
Nan Gonghai suddenly looked up at her, and his eyes darkened. Something was brewing in them, but she wasn’t sure what it was.
Ye Xi sat frozen, as she was dumbfounded by his expression.
“Shang Guanxi likes Bing Yiyi, and Bing Yiyi likes Xiao Lan,” he suddenly stated.
Why are you explaining all these complicated relationships out of nowhere?
Stop trying to make a mess of everything! Can’t you just be a good little boy and enjoy the food?
You should go out and see the beauty of the world instead of causing trouble?
Ye Xi looked at him and waited for him to continue.
Nan Gonghai stared at her and asked, “What about you? Who do you like?”
Using the same expression he had sported not too long ago, Ye Xi stared right back at him and asked, “How about you?”
Nan Gonghai grinned. “I don’t like anyone.”
Ye Xi also grinned, but she didn’t continue talking, so the conversation silently died.
Nan Gonghai was nearly about to push for an answer to his question, but the rest of the group returned with heaps of food waiting to be grilled on each of their plates.
“What are you guys talking about?” Wei Shenglan smoothly asked as he sat down next to Ye Xi again.
Nan Gonghai shrugged in the kind of way that suggested that they weren’t really talking about anything.
On the other hand, Ye Xi kept her grim demeanor. She lowered her voice, and said, “Xiao Hai just said… that there’s someone that he likes.”
In seconds, all eyes were on Nan Gonghai.
Nan Gonghai’s hand suddenly froze midair as he was reaching for his drink. He turned to face Ye Xi, who was wearing a mischievous smile. He then looked at the others and saw that every one of them expressed some sort of mixture of surprise and curiosity. He decided to play along and nodded. “Mhmm.”
He noted with satisfaction how each gaze became more intense in its own way, but he truly relished the sight of Ye Xi. She was shocked like no other.
Wei Shenglan turned away, and secretly swapped Ye Xi’s coke for a cup of watermelon juice as everyone else began bombarding Nan Gonghai with questions.
Ye Xi watched as Shang Guanxi and Dong Fangyu pestered Nan Gonghai for gossip material and suddenly felt as if she was watching an embarrassing scene from a TV showーthe kind that came on at around 8 o’clock in the evening. She cringed and reached for her drink. As she took a sip, she felt like something was entirely wrong.
Did the coke evolve?!
Ye Xi took a fearful look at the glass in her hand and saw a cup filled with bright red liquid.
She was shocked at first, but then started to recall the taste… Wasn’t it watermelon juice?
Ye Xi looked towards Wei Shenglan beside her, only to find him putting cucumber on the grill. She then carefully examined the tablespace in front of Wei Shenglan, where there was another glass of watermelon juice and a glass of coke that she was drinking from.
Could it be that he was going to drink both cups of watermelon juice, and I took the wrong cup?
What do I do?
Ye Xi glanced at the rest of the table, where everyone was focused on their own things.
If I put the juice back before anyone else finds out, then he won’t realize!
I’m so smart… Wait, no no no! He might drink my spit! That’s so gross!!!
It’s not like I was just drooling into the cup, but it still feels ridiculously disgusting.
Ye Xi sighed, and put juice down before poking Wei Shenglan in the arm.
He turned away from the grill to give Ye Xi his attention.
“Sorry…” Ye Xi decided to apologize before explaining “I drank your juice by accident. I can get another glass for you.”
Wei Shenglan glanced at the fruit juice that she drank, and softly said, “Since you already had some, you should keep drinking it.”