March 29, 2022

Chapter 76: Zhao Xiulan Piqued His Interest 3

The vinegar and chili sauce were given to the couple, which could be added to their dishes.

But Mrs. Chen didn’t want to accept them. “Xiulan, that’s not good. You should take these good things back and use them yourself. We have already taken advantage of you a lot. We’ll feel sorry if we continue to take advantage of you.”

“Auntie, what are you talking about? Aren’t we still going to have deals in the future? If you take more today, then I’ll give you less next time, so it should be fine, right? Also, I still have chili sauce at home, so I don’t need it. It’s fine for you to keep them yourselves.”

Since Xiulan had said that, Mrs. Chen had no choice but to accept the vinegar and chili sauce, but she was also thinking about the things she could exchange with Xiulan later. She must not let her suffer a loss, so she had to get some good jewelry for her.

Seeing that Xiulan was about to leave, Cheng also stood up immediately and asked her, “Comrade Xiulan, are you leaving now?”

“Yeah, it’s getting late. My home is far from the county seat, so it will take me two to three hours to go back.”

He was a little reluctant to let her go and still wanted to spend more time with her.

“Then, I’ll send you off! Your home is so far away and it will be too tiring for you to walk back. I rode a bicycle here, so it will be much faster if I send you off.” He thought for a while and made a suggestion. He just wanted to spend more time with her.

He didn’t own the bicycle, it belonged to Qingguo. When he came to his mentor’s house, he borrowed the bicycle.

“No, it’ll be too much trouble for you. You probably still have things to do, so I can just go back by myself.” Xiulan had only met him and she was not that very familiar with him, so she didn’t want to bother him so much.

***Original translation is from Please read it on the translator’s website.***

“I have nothing to do for the time being, so it won’t be troublesome.”

She didn’t know if it was her own illusion, but she always felt that Cheng was a little ‘attentive’ to her.

After having that idea, Xiulan immediately denied it in her heart.

How can he be that attentive to me? Most likely, it’s only because of his warm-hearted character.

But Mrs. Chen, who was on the side, could perceive what was going on.

When people have lived to a certain age, they could see clearly and understand some things better than ordinary people. After all, after living for so long, the more you encounter and see things, the more you would know them naturally.

This child, Cheng, looked at Xiulan with a distinctly different expression. She had never seen him like this to other girls before, so she wondered why he was so caring like this.

If she had guessed it correctly, he should have taken a fancy to Xiulan.

If this was the case, she thought that it was very good. Cheng was not young anymore. A man about his age should have long been married and had a child, a child who had grown up already to be able to buy soy sauce from the store.

Cheng had devoted his mind and body to his work in the past few years. After chatting with him yesterday, she knew that he had no girlfriend yet.

It was not a good option to continue to be single like that. At that age, it was better to get married and settle down.

Xiulan was also a little younger. She was probably ten years younger than him, but age was not a problem, the important thing was that the two of them were a good fit.

In her eyes, Xiulan was undoubtedly a very good girl.

Xiulan had grown to be delicate and pretty, and it would be very good if she got together with Cheng. The most important thing was her character. When she saw a middle-aged woman like Mrs. Chen fainting from hunger, she was willing to give her precious foodstuffs, which showed her kindness. In addition, being able to get foodstuffs showed that she had the means and ability, and she was not as ordinary and weak as she seemed to be on the surface.

Such a girl was in great demand everywhere, so it was not surprising for Cheng to be interested in her.