Chapter 312 – Actually, I Don’t Like Being Romantic (2)
“Bouquet? What bouquet?”
Suddenly she felt like something was amiss.
She realized it with a start. “What? The bouquet and afternoon tea… they were from you?”
Sun Linan replied gleefully, “That’s right, Xiao Lian, you—”
Before he could finish, Qiao Lian interrupted him exasperated, “Sun Tzi, you’ve really done me in this time!”
Qiao Lian hung up immediately.
All at once, the private room started to seem chilly.
She thought about the things she had said in the car and realized why Shen Liangchuan had been so quiet.
He had to be fuming by now.
She slapped her own mouth, regretting all the things she had said.
Then she hear the private room door swing open with a creak. Shen Liangchuan walked in.
Qiao Lian’s body tensed up and she turned around immediately. It was obvious to her now that the look on Shen Liangchuan’s face was not one of shyness, but an indication of an impending storm!
She curled her lips in a half-smile as he handed her the cell phone and nodded at Qiao Yi. He continued politely, “The food here is quite good. Have a try and see if it suits your taste.”
Qiao Yi nodded and smiled. “Thank you, Brother-in-law.”
Shen Liangchuan pursed his lips and glanced at Qiao Lian as he started to walk towards her.
Startled, she took a step back.
Her reaction caused Shen Liangchuan to frown, puzzled. She immediately froze.
Shen Liangchuan came right up to her and pulled out a chair, indicating her to take a seat.
She heaved a sigh of relief. “I thought you were going to hit me…”
He raised an eyebrow at that remark. “Why would I want to hit you?”
Qiao Lian pursed her lips and did not say another word.
At this point, Shen Liangchuan had no idea that she knew about the bouquet, and she mustn’t let him find out that she knew. If he found out, he would flip for sure!
Hence, she tried to be pleasing and poured him a glass of water. “Heh, drink up… drink up…”
Shen Liangchuan glanced at her and then took a sip.
Shortly after, the dinner was served.
Shen Liangchuan was about to start eating when a pair of chopsticks hovered busily above the table, picking and placing pieces of his favorite dishes onto his plate.
He was surprised.
Qiao Lian put on all the charm she could muster. “Here. You like prawns, don’t you?”
“And this fish too, you like fish.”
“And this bamboo shoot, this…”
She picked up a chicken drumstick and was going to put that on his plate too, but she realized the plate was already quite full. And Shen Liangchuan was now looking intently at her with his clear and bright eyes.
Qiao Lian paused.
Then, she withdrew her hand with a grand gesture and flashed him a huge grin.
Shen Liangchuan looked at the mixed selection on his plate. It was a riot of flavour and he didn’t see how he could appreciate that.
But perhaps because it was Qiao Lian who had created that mix of flavours, he eventually picked up his chopsticks and took a few bites.
Qiao Lian exhaled with relief. “Shen Liangchuan, actually I don’t really like luxurious and impractical gifts.”
Shen Liangchuan paused and looked up at her.
With a slight twitch of her lips, Qiao Lian continued. “Actually, I don’t really like men who buy me flowers and things like that, I prefer things that are practical. I think you’re a great man, and not the least bit stuffy!”
Shen Liangchuan’s expression darkened as she said this. He glanced at his cell phone and quickly understood what had happened. He looked at Qiao Lian and asked, “And so?”