Chapter 963: Too Many People Want You Dead (5)
Translator: Noodletown Translated Editor: Noodletown Translated
“Zhu Lingling, what kind of friend are you… why didn’t you call me to join you guys?” Huo Mian pretended to be angry and demanded.
“Oh… I, um… I had the day off today, Gao Ran said this place has really good roasted duck, so he invited me.”
“Mr. Moneybags Gao Ran… why didn’t you ask my husband to join you guys for lunch? I thought that you guys were friends.” Huo Mian purposely glanced at Gao Ran.
The latter immediately dry-coughed…
“Ahem… um… Mr. Qin’s a busy man, I heard that GK is getting ready for its new year banquet, so I didn’t want to bother him.”
“You didn’t even ask me, how did you know I was busy? What a fortune teller.” Qin Chu quietly threw Gao Ran under the bus.
Gao Ran began feeling even more awkward…
“Hey hey hey, come sit. Sit, let’s eat together.” Zhu Lingling immediately stood up and offered her seat, hoping to change the subject and avoid further awkwardness.
“You guys seem to be close these days, eating roasted duck together,” Huo Mian continued picking on them.
Zhu Lingling and Gao Ran both coughed awkwardly.
“Honey, what are you talking about? They would never reconcile, I bet they’re splitting the bill today,” Qin Chu said on purpose.
“Yeah, yeah, we’re splitting the bill. That stupid cop Gao Ran is too cheap to treat me to lunch.”
“Way to hit a man when he’s down, Zhu Lingling,” Gao Ran said, feeling wronged.
It was Zhu Lingling who said she wanted roast duck and him who offered to treat her.
However, after Qin Chu and Huo Mian made fun of them, this meal went from being Gao Ran’s treat to them splitting the bill. How speechless.
“I’m not… it is what it is, it’s not like we’re best buds or something. We’re each paying half…” Zhu Lingling kept batting her eyes at Gao Ran, in fear that he didn’t understand.
Helpless, Gao Ran depressingly looked down and no longer said anything.
Just then, the roasted duck was served. Hungry, Huo Mian rolled one up for herself, but just as she was about to eat it, she instead brought it over to Qin Chu’s mouth…
“Honey, here, try this.”
“Are you guys really here for roast duck and not to flaunt your love?” Gao Ran looked at the Qin couple, completely speechless yet couldn’t do anything about it.
“What do you think? We’re both hungry and have no time to flaunt. Honey, eat this, it’s free,” Huo Mian laughed.
“Pffttt… girl, are we suckers…? Remember who you guys are, super-rich people like you shouldn’t eat regular citizens like us poor,” Zhu Lingling commented bitterly.
Huo Mian ate too fast and accidentally got some sauce on the corner of her mouth.
Qin Chu took a piece of napkin and gently wiped the sauce off her face…
Zhu Lingling and Gao Ran stared at them with envy, jealousy, and hate…
“Hey, Lingling, remember how you told me about that guy on WeChat yesterday, how’s it going with him?” Huo Mian asked in all seriousness.
Zhu Lingling was immediately dumbfounded…
“That guy who’s been chasing after you like crazy and gave you 99 red roses…” Huo Mian added.
By then, Gao Ran’s face had turned green…
“Zhu Lingling, I didn’t know how popular you were…”
“There’s no such gu… listen to me, girl, you’re not here for roasted duck, you’re here to push me off a cliff, aren’t you?” Zhu Lingling finally came to her senses; she didn’t mention anyone to Huo Mian last night. Gao Ran was the only man she had been talking to recently.
Huo Mian was obviously splashing dirty water on her…
Before Zhu Lingling had the chance to explain, Qin Chu looked at Gao Ran and asked, “What about you and that female cop who works under you? Didn’t you say you met her parents already?”
Gao Ran was speechless…
“Which female cop?” He didn’t respond fast enough.
“How many are there?” Qin Chu questioned back.
“Gao Ran…” Zhu Lingling gritted her teeth and glared at Gao Ran, ready to rip him into pieces.
“Have mercy… I’m not dating any female cops, I’ve been working overtime for so long that it’s killing me… I go on a dozen missions a day,” Gao Ran explained with a pained expression.
In the end, Qin Chu and Huo Mian suddenly burst out in arrogant laughter…
That’s how Gao Ran and Zhu Lingling realized that they had walked right into their trap…
“Have you guys had your fun?” Gao Ran clenched his teeth and glared at Mr. and Mrs. Qin.
“You guys suck, it’s enough that you guys flaunt your love in front of us single people… How dare you toy with us!” Zhu Lingling’s expression was also filled with fury.
“It’s your fault for dating in secret… The truth is, it’s normal that you guys are together, but I can’t stand your denial… Why is it so hard to admit that you’re in a relationship?” Huo Mian said as she ate.
Gao Ran and Zhu Lingling looked at each other and then fell silent…
“So, I have a question. Have you guys… had sex yet?” Qin Chu asked in all seriousness.