Chapter 55 – Do You Like Shen Liangchuan?
As she finished her arrogant tirade, Qiao Lian lifted her bag and headed towards the front door. As she put on her shoes, she turned her head around and said with a smile, “Oh, that’s right. You must leave me some dinner tonight, or else I might accidentally spill a bucket of oil on the carpet if I have to cook dinner myself.”
As the words left her lips, the four servants started chattering amongst themselves.
Satisfied, Qiao Lian walked out of the mansion.
She had always had a personality that would cause her to retaliate when taken advantage of. Since she had been made to starve yesterday, she had to cause a bit of trouble for these people today, to let them know that she was not to be trifled with!
She walked to the park, humming a little tune. As she saw Mrs. Xia playing her game at the usual spot, Qiao Lian went forward to greet her. “Aunty Xia!”
When Xia Yehua saw Qiao Lian, she enthusiastically waved her hands saying, “Little Qiao, quickly come over and look! I ran another five thousand meters!”
Qiao Lian moved closer to her and said a few encouraging words.
Xia Yehua suddenly asked, “Why are you so early today? Have you had breakfast?”
Qiao Lian shook her head and said, “What about you?”
Xia Yehua sighed and said, “I am waiting for my son to eat with me. Xiao Qiao, since you haven’t eaten yet, you should come with me to eat. The breakfast at our house is certainly sumptuous!”
Qiao Lian hurriedly waved her hand and said, “There’s no need, Aunty Xia!”
Xia Yehua saw her resolute attitude and did not compel her any further.
The two of them continued conversing for a while and played a few games. Then, they heard some passersby beside them start talking.
An old lady said, “My granddaughter keeps talking about Shen Liangchuan in front of me every day. Yesterday, I saw a photo of him and found out that he was actually a handsome little chap! He stars in those television dramas — such a handsome guy!”
“I have heard of him before as well. I’ve heard that he’s been especially popular these few years!”
Xia Yehua heard the praises of the people around them and twitched her mouth. She tilted her head and asked, “Xiao Qiao, do you like Shen Liangchuan?”
As she thought of Shen Liangchuan’s behavior at home, Qiao Lian said, “Actually, everybody is only exposed to the character behind the screen, and the person they like is also that character. What if he was actually a cold, heartless bastard in real life?”
Xia Yehua immediately became agitated and grabbed Qiao Lian’s hands, as though she had found a friend who understood her. “That’s right! I’m telling you, based on my knowledge, he has a bad temper and is a smelly and cold person, like a stone in the latrine!”
Qiao Lian did not doubt her.
Shen Liangchuan lived in this neighborhood full of mansions. It was plausible that Xia Yehua happened to know him.
Thus, she continued speaking, “Yeah, I’m a reporter, am I not? Everybody within our reporter circle knows that Best Actor Shen likes to throw his weight around. He is also hot-tempered and has a cold, indifferent face day in and day out. He is so cocky!”
Xia Yehua could not help but laugh when she heard the word “cocky”.
At this moment, a middle-aged man standing beside them joined their conversation, saying, “That’s right. So what if he looks more beautiful than a woman? He might even be one!”
Qiao Lian’s face sank and she cast the first stone, saying, “You are the effeminate one!”
Xia Yehua also became agitated and added, “What’s wrong with him being more beautiful than any woman? I think you are jealous of him!”
Qiao Lian said, “I say, Grandpa, you look elderly, so I bet that you have terrible eyesight! From the tip of Shen Liangchuan’s hair down to the soles of his feet, tell me exactly which part shows that he is effeminate?!”
Xia Yehua said, “Hmph, it’s not only his eyesight that has issues. I think his brain is rusty as well!”
The two women glanced at each other and then said in unison:
“Aunty, let’s not bother ourselves arguing with feeble-minded people like him!”
“Xiao Qiao, let’s not bother ourselves arguing with stupid people like him!”
The middle-aged man was speechless. He had just expressed an opinion that was along the lines of what they had said. Why were these two people suddenly mad at him?