Mo Ka’s reaction stunned everyone. Most of the people there thought he was merely exaggerating in order to help Bai Xiaofei. Everything changed when they ate the Crystal’s Longings.
“How can it be so delicious?”
“Holy shit. So good!”
“What’s the name of this fruit?”
Nobody could avoid crying out loud when trying a Crystal’s Longing for the first time, not even Lin Li. Bai Xiaofei heaved a long sigh of relief at this sight.
Phew…I survived this…
Xue Ying glared at Bai Xiaofei and whispered in a low voice that only the two of them could hear. “For this fruit, I won’t continue questioning you, but be careful in the future. Are you not satisfied with Little Li by your side?”
Bai Xiaofei paused slightly when he heard that. Why was she mentioning someone else’s name? A normal person would mention her own name, right? It wasn’t like Xue Ying was the type to be too shy to mention her own name.
“Class monitor, what is the name of this fruit? We don’t have anything this delicious in the southern region,” Zhu Sisi bounced toward Bai Xiaofei and asked a question everyone was curious about.
“Crystal’s Longing, a name signifying that this is a fruit one will have difficulty forgetting, just like first love,” Bai Xiaofei said with a slight smile. This caused everyone to have an expression of recollection on their faces. It was indeed a suitable name.
“Food is here!”
As everyone was in deep thought after trying the Crystal’s Longing, Rui Mengqi appeared to remind everyone of why they were questioning Bai Xiaofei. Bai Xiaofei felt like committing suicide when he saw her.
Damn it! If I had known this, I would have gone to the Hundred Flavor House instead!
Bai Xiaofei had nobody to blame but himself. He was the one who wanted to come here to save money. Leading the other waitresses, Rui Mengqi set the dishes on the table. Then, she saw the remaining Crystal’s Longings on the table, causing her to freeze where she stood. An expression of a kid who had seen her favorite snack appeared on her face. The sound of her swallowing saliva could be clearly heard.
“Boss…can I eat one?” Rui Mengqi asked. The enticement of a Crystal’s Longing was too great. When she was working at the Babel Merchant House, she never would have dreamed of eating one. But Bai Xiaofei felt completely different from her previous boss. Moreover, there were so many Crystal’s Longings here.
“You have never eaten one before?” Xue Ying asked in astonishment before Bai Xiaofei could answer. Of course, Rui Mengqi could not comprehend the deeper meaning of this question. She answered honestly.
“No. Although I have been a saleswoman for eight years at the Babel Merchant House, I have never eaten one.”
“Were you really a saleswoman at the Babel Merchant House?” Xue Ying regretted her question the moment she asked it. That was quite rude, but it did not matter as Rui Mengqi still only understood the literal meaning of her question.
“Yes! But my sales volume has always been bad…” Rui Mengqi nodded with a slight giggle before turning downcast when she reached the end of her sentence.
“But don’t worry, everyone! I will work hard here! I won’t do anything stupid anymore!” Rui Mengqi quickly added. She was afraid that she would be fired. After all, her job here hadn’t even started for real yet. But she was not aware that her words were not what the Savage Class students were paying attention to. Rather, they were paying attention to how she spoke, the variations of her expression, and her every motion when speaking.
Bai Xiaofei seemed innocent when they observed her – no matter how they looked at her, Rui Mengqi did not look like someone smart enough to be a mistress. Bai Xiaofei was too smart. Even if he wanted to get a new woman, he would never get one who could be so easily exposed. Everyone reached the same conclusion. They all believed that intelligence was something Bai Xiaofei’s future wife could not lack.
When they thought of that, they started gazing at Xue Ying. They had been together for a long time. If they couldn’t see that something was going on between Xue Ying and Bai Xiaofei, they would be incurably stupid.
“Here, this one is for you. Keep the food coming. I want around six or seven more tables of food.”
Bai Xiaofei was in a good mood after he found that danger had passed for him. He gave Rui Mengqi one Crystal’s Longing and heaved a sigh of relief. It would seem like the person who had cast suspicion on him was also the one to remove the suspicion from him.
However, Bai Xiaofei had underestimated Rui Mengqi’s destructiveness. After grabbing the Crystal’s Longing Bai Xiaofei had given her, rather than being pleasantly surprised, she stood there stunned. Then, she said something that made Bai Xiaofei feel like slapping his own mouth.
“Boss, are you confessing your love to me? It is said that a man will gift a woman a Crystal’s Longing as a sign that he wants to pursue her. Although you have always treated me kindly, I am not ready yet. Moreover, I am a couple of years older than you…” Rui Mengqi spoke with an innocent look on her face, successfully sinking the room into silence. The sound of Bai Xiaofei gulping reverberated. Apart from Bai Xiaofei, all the other men in the room could clearly sense the intense killing intent two particular women were emanating.
“I swear I didn’t know that. Do you guys believe that?” Bai Xiaofei muttered and cautiously studied everyone’s expressions.
Fine, nobody believes me…
“Oh…Big Sister Mengqi, you may leave now. That was not what Big Brother Fei meant. He’s merely caring for you like how a boss would his employee. We are going to start eating now. It’s best if you leave.” Fang Ye braced himself and stepped out. Of course, he did not have the courage to stand near Rui Mengqi. He could never know if this young missy would suddenly drag him down as well.
“I see. Phew. I thought boss was thinking of taking me as his mistress.” Rui Mengqi patted her bountiful chest and heaved a sigh of relief. “Thank you, boss, for your Crystal’s Longing. I will work hard!” Rui Mengqi declared as she made a gesture that was similar to the “work hard emoji”. No matter how one looked at her, she looked like she was trying to act cute in front Bai Xiaofei.
What the f*ck? I thought I was already safe? Why have I fallen into danger again immediately afterwards?
Rui Mengqi left, and the atmosphere in the room turned odd again.
“Shall we…sit down?” Bai Xiaofei asked nervously. He received a snort as cold as winter from Xue Ying. However, Xue Ying did not seem like she was intending to keep questioning him. Rather, she pulled a chair over and sat down beside Bai Xiaofei. Next, Lin Li sat down at the other side of Bai Xiaofei.
The others breathed out in relief on behalf of Bai Xiaofei when they saw him out of danger. Of course, some of them were disappointed as they had been preparing to watch a “good show”. From their reactions, it was clear how terrifying a bad friend could be.
When everyone took their seats, for the sake of his safety, Bai Xiaofei stood up and shifted the topic back to the right track. Fortunately, the Savage Class members were all magnanimous. Since Bai Xiaofei was trying to shift the topic, they obliged. The joyful mood of celebration appeared, replacing the curiosity they had over Bai Xiaofei’s relationship with Rui Mengqi.Previous Chapter Next Chapter