However, when Shen Jingxuan saw Xiao Chen following, she was a bit astonished, but still gave Xiao Chen a friendly nod.
Xiao Chen deeply sucked in a breath. His sentiments towards Shen Jingxuan was very complex. It could be said that Shen Jingxuan was his goddess in his time at First High and Xiao Chen truly pursued her, but it never bore any fruit.
That time’s Xiao Chen and his current thinking was completely different; he believed that the young lady was an item in his pocket, so he neglected her. After having more contact with her, Xiao Chen discovered that she was also a goddess.
Now, when Xiao Chen saw Shen Jingxuan, his thoughts of admiration became much more faint. If it was said that the young lady and he still had a little hope, then he would become estranged with Shen Jingxuan and there would be no entanglements with her in the future.
“Mengying, sorry for inviting you so late.” Shen Jingxuan spoke a little apologetically.
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“It doesn’t matter, we have a car in any case and coming over is convenient.” Cheng Mengying sat by Shen Jingxuan’s side and pulled her hand: “How is it with Chen Jinkun’s matter?”
“What else could it be? The final verdict was unexpected traffic accident.” Shen Jingxuan didn’t have any affection towords Chen Jinkun, but felt a little sorry for his untimely death.
“Then since it’s like this, are you now free?” Cheng Mengying hurriedly asked.
“How could it be so easy?” Shen Jingxuan forced a smile and said: “The clan made me choose Chen Jinpeng and Chen Clan also has this wish……”
“Chen Jinpeng?” Cheng Mengying stared blankly for a moment, then remembered the scene of running into him while buying a vehicle. Originally this fellow was not only a top seat, but also inherited his big brother’s engagement: “This person, you would be better off with Chen Jinkun!”
“Your words are true, but there’s nothing that can be done about it, it’s a decision from within the clan.” Thinking of these, Shen Jingxuan had a slight headache: “Forget it, let’s just watch how it goes, how are you nowadays? Are you fine with Xiao Chen?”
“Him? He’s quite good, he’s more comfortable than me every day. He’s just transferred yet has already picked up Second High’s school flower.” Cheng Mengying gave Xiao Chen a mocking look.
But when she looked over, Cheng Mengying discovered that she had preached to deaf ears; at this moment, Xiao Chen and Jin Beibei were sitting opposite of them and studying the menu!
“Brother-in-law, this looks like it’s delicious!” Jin Beibei was pointing and discussing her findings with Xiao Chen.
“This one isn’t bad either?” Xiao Chen pointed at another area and said.
“……” Cheng Mengying was speechless. These two fellows were really gluttons, talking about what was delicious and what wasn’t after arriving at the cafe.
Shen Jingxuan was a bit astonished. After Xiao Chen entered the cafe, apart from the initial courtesy and her nod, he lowered his head to look at the menu with Jin Beibei. Was this still that Xiao Chen that she was familiar with?
The previous Xiao Chen would have placed all his attention on her as long as he saw her, including that final basketball competition at First High!
But today……if it was said to be a sense of loss, it would be insufficient, Shen Jingxuan had no feelings for Xiao Chen. She didn’t have any in the past and wouldn’t have any at present. It was simply that Xiao Chen’s change made her feel very incredulous.
If not for seeing Xiao Chen selling breakfast in the morning market street before, Shen Jingxuan would have thought that Xiao Chen was deliberately treating her coldly in order to attract her attention!
Shen Jingxuan’s strange gaze made Cheng Mengying misunderstand that she also felt that Xiao Chen and Jin Beibei were impolite. Coming here to study delicacies? What went on in these two people’s heads?
“Cough cough, Beibei, Xiao Chen, pay attention a bit. This isn’t home, there’s an outsider present, don’t lose face like this!” Cheng Mengying warned.
“It’s alright~, in any case, sister Jingxuan isn’t an outsider!” Jin Beibei finished speaking and continued study-guessing: “Brother-in-law, look, this steak is pretty good!”
“It’s fine, Mengying. Beibei’s right, I’m not an outsider. Whatever you guys want to eat today, I’ll treat.” Shen Jingxuan faintly smiled, then lowered her voice: “Right, why is Beibei calling him brother-in-law?”
“Beibei likes joking, it’s not like you don’t know.” Cheng Mengying shrugged with a slightly red complexion.
“You have feelings for him?” Shen Jingxuan was a bit surprised at seeing Cheng Mengying’s bashful appearance.
“H-how could that be possible? When he was Xiao Clan’s eldest young master before, this young lady didn’t even look at him. Now that he’s a servant, how could he match this young lady!” Cheng Mengying hastily denied.
Shen Jingxuan smiled and was about to say something, but her cell phone suddenly sounded out. Shen Jingxuan took out her cell phone and her complexion slightly changed: “It’s Chen Jinpeng……”
“Answer it, it’s not like you can always reject.” Cheng Mengying suddenly recalled her previous self. At that time, Xiao Chen never gave her a call. Sometimes, she would even anticipate his phone call! Looking again at Chen Jinpeng pursuing Shen Jingxuan, it was simply the difference between heaven and earth!
Hmph, this time around, the situation is in this young lady’s hands. Since you previously disregarded this young lady, then this young lady will now make you unable to forget her for a lifetime!
“Hello, Jinpeng, what’s the matter?” Shen Jingxuan’s voice was perpetually this genial. Even if she didn’t like Chen Jinpeng, her tone made a person very comfortable upon hearing it.
“Jingxuan, where are you? I’ll come to you and give you a pleasant surprise!” Chen Jinpeng had just purchased a car and was preparing to show it off. In the past, he simply didn’t have any cars. There was only his departed elder brother’s knock off old sports car that was given to him, but the property right still wasn’t his. Now that he finally had his own car, he prepared to take Shen Jingxuan out to catch the wind.
“Ah? You……want to look for me now?” Shen Jingxuan was slightly startled, she didn’t think Chen Jinpeng would want to come: “I’m outside drinking coffee with friends……”
“That’s fine, I’ll come pay the bill! Who’s there?” Although Chen Jinpeng could hear the reluctance for him to come in Shen Jingxuan’s voice, he still spoke shamelessly. His greatest characteristic was shamelessness; at the time when he was Xiao Chen’s little brother, how could it be fine for his face to not be thick?
“This……there’s Cheng Mengying, Jin Beibei and……Xiao Chen……” Shen Jingxuan could do nothing but speak. She could only hope that after he heard Xiao Chen’s name, he would become embarrassed and not come.
“A-ha, my previous boss is also present, then I should even more so come!” When Chen Jinpeng heard Xiao Chen’s name, his self-confidence inflated even more as he prepared to go humiliate Xiao Chen: “Is it the cafe near school? Wait for me, I’ll be there in an instant!”
“Okay……” Shen Jingxuan forced a smile. It couldn’t be helped; she could only respond positively. She held the cell phone and gave a somewhat apologetic and embarrassed look to Cheng Mengying and Xiao Chen: “Chen Jinpeng said that he wants to come pay the bill, what do you guys think……”
Cheng Mengying wrinkled her brows. It was with great difficulty that she had gotten together with her best friend. If an outsider was added in, there would be many words that would be hard to say! Naturally, at this time, she already considered Xiao Chen as one of them. A personal manservant could be disregarded.
However, this, after all, was her best friend’s fiancé. Cheng Mengying could be too excessive and merely gave a slight nod.
On the other hand, Jin Beibei couldn’t care less: “Come treat us~, yipee, hurray! Brother-in-law and I were just studying tasty stuff and feared that we wouldn’t have enough money. Now there’s a rich guy coming, this is really great!”
“Tell him to be careful when coming over, so that he doesn’t die like his brother.” Xiao Chen faintly said.
Shen Jingxuan’s call wasn’t closed, so when Chen Jinpeng on the other side heard Jin Beibei’s words, he was immediately feeling a bit unhappy, when did I become a rich guy? But after he heard Xiao Chen’s words, he almost threw down his cell phone in anger!
Xiao Chen, this is what you’ve brought upon yourself. You even dare to threaten me? Let’s see how I’ll humiliate you in a while!
“Yeah~, don’t die from a traffic accident by all means, I’m still waiting for him to pay the bill!” Jin Beibei nodded and spoke in deep approval of this thinking.
Chen Jinpeng wished that he could kill Jin Beibei and Xiao Chen.
“En, then come, we’ll wait for you here.” Shen Jingxuan didn’t repeat Jin Beibei and Xiao Chen’s words and merely assumed that Chen Jinpeng could also hear them.
“Good, make Xiao Chen wait for me!” Chen Jinpeng said while fuming with rage and clenched jaws.
Chen Jinpeng’s voice was very loud, so Shen Jingxuan believed that Xiao Chen could also hear it. She hung up the call a bit helpless and looked at Xiao Chen, but saw that he and Jin Beibei were still studying the menu without regard for others!
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It was very difficult for Shen Jingxuan to understand Xiao Chen’s current mentality. He had no backer, had no martial strength, and was serving as Cheng Mengying’s manservant. Yet, he was still so merry; offending Chen Jinpeng but still as indifferent as before. How powerful was this person’s heart?
Before long, Chen Jinpeng arrived. When he saw Xiao Chen, his eyes seemed to be shooting out flames. He nearly rushed to give Xiao Chen a flying kick, but he endured it when thinking that his fiancée Shen Jingxuan was by the side. After all, Shen Jingxuan didn’t like violence.
But when Chen Jinpeng saw the four people already fill up the four-seat half sofa, half chair table, his look became slightly ugly. He had no place to sit!
“Jinpeng, you’ve come, please sit!” Xiao Chen pointed at the air near the table and spoke with the manner of a boss: “I heard you intentionally came to treat me, your boss, to a meal, I am very happy!”
Shen Jingxuan was surprised for a moment. She thought in her heart, how come Xiao Chen was still using his previous behavior? Could it be that he didn’t fear Chen Jinpeng and Cao Yuliang1?
“Brother-in-law, this is your little brother? Hey little brother Chen, I want to eat this, this, this, and this!” Jin Beibei crazily pointed at the menu, selecting one by one what seemed delicious from her and Xiao Chen’s previous study.
Chen Jinpeng was about to speak some words of hardship, but swallowed his words. Didn’t I come to treat? It was even more impossible for him to turn around to leave, he was here to foster some feelings with Shen Jingxuan. So at this time, he could only act very gentlemanly and called for the server: “Server, add a chair for me. Also, whatever this young lady selects, bring two!”
“Jinpeng, you’ve become very different now that you’ve turned into a nouveau riche, my boy!” Xiao Chen clapped Chen Jinpeng’s shoulder while donning the appearance of earnestly guiding him.
“Haha, it’s the same as always. How could I be as comfortable as the current young master Xiao? I heard that you rent together with your fiancée? It’s sure to be very pleasurable every day?” Chen Jinpeng didn’t forget to speak sarcastically about Xiao Chen’s manservant identity.
“It’s fine.” Xiao Chen profoundly nodded.
“Since it’s like this, have you already gotten Cheng Mengying?” Chen Jinpeng watched Xiao Chen’s feeling-good-about-self appearance and sneering in his heart. You’re such a dumb ****, if not for your previous identity as Xiao Clan’s eldest young master, you wouldn’t be able to live until now.
- TLN: Zhao Yuliang -> Cao Yuliang. Decided that no one remembers him, so I’ll just change his name. Also makes it easier for me to translate. ↩