Chapter 360: Sowing Dissension (2)
Shen Jingchen had always a lot of confidence in his appearance. The one thing he couldn’t stand wasn’t people making fun of him by calling him a ‘rich kid’, but rather them calling the authenticity of his looks into question. As such, he began his counterattack against Zhang Lu without the slightest bit of hesitation.
“Hundred Daybreaks, you’re a very intelligent person in-game, so why are you so *ahem* in real life? Why don’t you have a look around and find out whether any hospital can actually produce results like this? Could it be that you think anyone who’s more beautiful than you must have undergone plastic surgery? Are you saying that you’re the number 1 natural born beauty?” Shen Jingchen said all of that with a dark look on his face. His handsome features were all stretched taut, making him look even a little scary.
“Ah, I didn’t mean that. I…” Zhang Lu hadn’t expected there to be someone other than Jiang Weiwei who’d stand up to her. When she looked over, she found that the person who’d spoken up bore a resemblance to Shen Jingbin, and was able to guess his identity. She immediately turned a pleading gaze to Zhao Chengning.
“Hey, can you not use that kind of expression on someone else’s boyfriend at the drop of a hat? People who aren’t in the know might think you’re his mistress,” Jiang Weiwei said.
“I’m not. Don’t say such things…” Zhang Lu revealed an aggrieved look on her face and secretly shot a glance at Shen Jingbin. It was as if those eyes of hers were trying to say that Shen Jingbin was the one inciting them to go against her.
Shen Jingbin felt her temper flare. Beneath the table, she stepped on Zhao Chengning’s foot, and without even looking at Zhang Lu, she stood up and said, “I’m going to the washroom.”
Before leaving, she cast a glance at Zhao Chengning. ‘You take care of her!’
Zhao Chengning helplessly rubbed his temples before turning his attention to Zhang Lu with a stormy look on his face.
When Shen Jingbin finished touching up her makeup, she noticed that Zhao Chengning was already outside waiting for her. She harrumphed at him, and focused on washing her hands without sparing him a glance.
Zhao Chengning surreptitiously inched forward, stood behind her, and pressed his chest against her back. She could feel his warmth and scent from behind her.
“Hey, are you angry?”
Shen Jingbin shook her hands. Without looking up, she said, “I’m not angry. Why would I be angry? So, you decided to leave her back there and come looking for me?”
“No, I told her to leave.”
Shen Jingbin turned to face him. “She left? You asked her to leave just like that?” Now, the distance between them had shrunk even more.
“This was meant to be a guild meetup in the first place. It’s not right for an outsider like her to be sticking her nose into it.”
Shen Jingbin narrowed her eyes. “It’s a little too late for that, isn’t it?”
Zhao Chengning wrapped his arms around her slender waist. “It’s my fault. I should’ve rejected her from the very beginning so that she wouldn’t make things difficult for you. In the future, I swear that she won’t appear before you ever again.”
Shen Jingbin pinched him. “The way you say it makes it sound like you and her have something going on.”
“Truth be told, I’ve never had a relationship with anyone else but you!”
“I’ll believe you for now. Let’s go back. Once we’re done eating we can go walk around for a bit.”
Zhao Chengning nodded in satisfaction and led her back to the rest of the group. When they returned to the room, everyone began to kick up a fuss when they saw the couple holding hands.
When it came time to pay for the dinner, Pure Crane tugged at Shen Jingbin’s clothes and whispered, “Black Kite and Delicate Flower have reached the city. They’re at the train station, so we’re going to pick them up. We won’t be coming along with you.”
“Alright then. Give me a call once you’ve come back to the hotel. I want to meet them.”
Pure Crane cocked an eyebrow at Shen Jingbin before fishing out his handphone. “I never expected to get the Goddess’ number so easily. Aren’t you afraid that the God might get jealous?”
Shen Jingbin read out a string of numbers before saying, “It’s just a handphone number. It’s no big deal.”
Pure Crane laughed and waved farewell before leaving.
The group happened to bump into Xiangpeng, who was escorting some guests out to dinner when they arrived back at Panglong Kaiyuan Intercontinental hotel.
National Treasures, Descent Of Rain And Snow, and several other girls began to kick up a fuss.
“Look, look, look! Isn’t the one standing beside Luofeng and Momo, Mr Vv?!”
“Where? Let me see… F*ck! It really is him! It’s Mr Vv!”
“What the f*ck?! Oh my god! It’s Mr Vv! Quick, take a picture, take a picture!”
Gentle Flower looked on in bewilderment at her friends who’d suddenly started kicking up a fuss. “Is he someone you know?”
“Of course, we know who he is! He’s the God of cosplaying, Vv! I’m a die hard fan of his! All of his cosplaying looks are so handsome and amazing! They’re so good that he even puts a woman like me to shame. Most importantly, he’s got a great voice, and his singing’s pretty good too. He’s an all rounded man. But, he’d left the cosplaying circle for some time now, so I never expected to see him here today! National Treasures, you didn’t see him at the guest performance this afternoon, right? I didn’t miss out or anything, right?!” Descent Of Rain And Snow had done a complete 180 from her previous shy and gentle self, turning into crazy fangirl instead.
The name Vv sounded kind of familiar to Shen Jingbin. After thinking about it for a while, she finally remembered that this was the person Huajuan really liked for a period of time. But, for some reason, she stopped bringing him up afterwards.
While thinking that, her phone suddenly rang. Shen Jingbin glanced at the screen and found that Huajuan was the one calling.
The moment she picked up, she could hear Huajuan’s trembling voice over the phone. “Little Jingjingjingjing!”
“Eh? What’s wrong? Calm down.”
“T-t-t-there’s no way I can calm down! I was looking through Wechat when I saw that my number 1 person, Vv, made a post! F*ck, did you know that this is the very first time he’s made a post on Wechat ever since he disappeared?! He said he was at your something or other game meetup! Jingjing, you remember what he looked like when I showed you a picture of him, right? Although he’s been gone for a while now, he definitely hasn’t changed much. Help me look for him and get an autograph! Please, my wonderful Jingjing, I’m begging you! You’re my benefactor!”
“I don’t need to look for him, he’s standing right in front of me,” Shen Jingbin said.
As expected, Huajuan began screeching at the top of her voice.
Xiangpeng, who was waiting for the rest of his guests, had also caught sight of Shen Jingbin and company. The one who’d previously taken an interest in Shen Jingbin said, “Brother Xiang, look over there, isn’t that the Senior Sister? Why don’t we wait for them before going up?”
“Mm, if you guys don’t mind, let’s wait for them. I have something I need to speak to them about too.”
A very tall, beautiful man with soft features silently wrinkled his brows. Xiangpeng happened to catch sight of his expression when he turned his head, and said, “Vv, you can head up first if you don’t feel like waiting. I’ll get someone to wait upstairs for you.”
The man called Vv shook his head. “It’s alright, let’s go together.”
Xiangpeng shrugged. Vv had suddenly made an appearance, but he was another big celebrity, so he couldn’t afford to offend him.
Thankfully, even though Vv seemed to be on the cold side, he was still somewhat amicable.