Chapter 330 – Be My Girlfriend (10)
She was disturbed to find herself feeling that way.
However that lasted only for a fleeting moment, before she pushed it to the back of her mind. Almost immediately, she heard Shen Liangchuan calling out to her, “Come over here.”
Qiao Lian stood up and walked over to him. “What’s up?”
Shen Liangchuan pointed at the dumpling wrapper. “Keep practicing if you think you’re not good at it. You’ll slowly improve.”
Perhaps it was what he had said or the way he had said it, but it made her think of Zi Chuan all of a sudden.
When she had first started playing videogames, she wasn’t good it as she was only a beginner. She had felt terribly discouraged at the time.
Zi Chuan had encouraged her the same way. “The clumsy bird flies early. If you’re not good at the game, then play it a few more times. With practice, you’ll get better.”
In that moment of distraction, Shen Liangchuan had already placed a dumpling wrapper on her hand.
Qiao Lian hesitated. “But with my poorly-wrapped dumplings, everything will fall apart during the cooking process.”
Shen Liangchuan reached out to give her head a quick, affectionate rub. “Just go ahead. We’ll cook yours separately.”
“Yes, and Liangchuan will eat them all!” Xia Yehua added in jest.
Qiao Lian got into the spirit of things at once. “Great, then I’ll do my best.”
Very quickly, she became part of the bantering group.
They all had dinner together after the dumplings were all made and cooked.
Qiao Lian then introduced her brother Qiao Yi to Xia Yehua and Song Yuanxi.
While Xia Yehua was warm and friendly towards Qiao Yi, Song Yuanxi did not converse much, as she had always been a little low on self-confidence and very quiet as a result.
Overall, it was a considerably happy dinner.
The highlight of the evening was probably when Qiao Lian’s dumplings were served—everyone at the table couldn’t help but burst out laughing.
Qiao Yi stared at the mess with his mouth agape. After some serious consideration, he stretched his arm. “I’ll take this bowl.”
But before his hand could even reach across the table for the bowl, someone had intercepted him and taken it away.
Qiao Yi was stunned. He looked up and saw that Shen Liangchuan had taken the bowl and set it before himself, saying, “I actually like it messy.”
Everyone looked at him, speechless.
A warm and comforting feeling grew within Qiao Lian, as she felt the bond of intimacy with Shen Liangchuan deepen.
She was reminded of when she tried cooking for the first time. She had prepared a pot of noodles that tasted quite awful to say the least, but her father had gulped it down, leaving nothing behind.
Why did she feel that Shen Liangchuan was becoming cuter by the day?
The conversation that took place that very night:
“Shen Liangchuan, thank you.”
“For the bowl of noodles, of course. If you hadn’t eaten it, it would have been very embarrassing for me.”
“Oh, so you’re just going to thank me verbally?”
When they were done, she could hardly crawl out of bed. Qiao Lian swore in her heart that she would never make dumplings for him ever again!
The following day, all the online headlines were about one hot topic!
Mo Xicheng had announced on Weibo that he was in love.
However, the first announcement did not reveal any information about his girlfriend’s identity, or show any pictures. It was as though they were waiting for something…
When she arrived at the office, Qiao Lian observed that Shi Nianyao was very restless and glowing with happiness. She could hardly sit still.
As Qiao Lian entered her office, Shi Nianyao jumped. “Chief Editor Lian Lian, there’s hope for my idol!”
As soon as she had said this, the cold and sarcastic voice of Su Meimei could be heard remarking, “Hope? Huh. You’re so naive. A mere announcement of his relationship on Weibo isn’t going to clear his name. There wasn’t even a picture or mention of the girl’s name! Besides, what has clearing his name got to do with you?”
When Shi Nianyao heard these words, she could not stop herself from saying, “We have big news today!”
“Big news? Huh. Apart from the real identity of Mo Xicheng’s mystery girlfriend, there’s nothing to stop us Team One now!”