Your Most Faithful Companion - Chapter 17
Cen Sen didn’t mind this interruption. Instead, he helped her to get a spare rib, acting like a considerate older brother.
But the cousin was too young to disguise her true feelings. She only smiled at him in reluctance while leaving the rib untouched.
It was a casual family dinner night, and although not everyone was there, the table was still full. Among the relatives, some feared Cen Sen and some didn’t.
Upon noticing the awkwardness, his aunt, Cen Yingshuang, started a conversation. “Xiaoshu, remember last time you changed the designs of my house? One of my friends liked it. She bought a house recently in the United States and is looking for an interior designer to help her to design the house. All the monetary charges and budgets will be taken care of; are you free recently?”
“Yes, of course, I’m always free,” Ji Mingshu accepted without hesitation. “I like auntie’s job recommendations; I can use those earnings as allowances to buy bags.” She added a witty remark.
“Aiyo, what are you saying, is A-sen unwilling to spend money on you?” Cen Yingshuang teased.
Ji Mingshu took advantage of her words to move closer to Cen Sen and said sweetly, “A-sen worked hard to earn that money. I can’t just let him take care of me like that. Besides, I’m free anyway; it’s good to find something to do.”
Upon hearing her words, Cen Sen turned his head towards Ji Mingshu, and they looked into each other’s eyes for 3 seconds.
It’s coming, it’s coming. The “What should I do with my sweet babe” eyes were put on full display once again.
Sometimes, Ji MIngshu respected this shitty man. His affectionate acting skills were comparable with hers.
The moment that their stare ended, she shifted her gaze, and goosebumps appeared on her body subconsciously.
Cen Yingshuang automatically filtered out their acting while starting to comment nonstop from the perspective of an elder, “A-sen, that’s your bad then. Now that you returned to Junyi, you should take Xiaoshu along with you to the company to enhance her skills; that way, she can also utilize her expertise.”
Utilize her expertise? So that the corporation can go bankrupt?
Cen Sen paused for a moment then said softly, “I’ll take care of Xiaoshu, it’s my responsibility.’’
Scene 1, act 3 of a large-scale sitcom <<The Sweet Couple>>. Cut!
Maybe the young couple’s sweet love was too blinding to the Ph.D. spinster’s eyes… Cen Yingshuang got up to use the restroom.
Right after she came back, she suddenly started to examine Cen Sen.
Then, acting as if she discovered a new world, she put down her chopstick and asked, “A-sen, how did your hair grow so fast. I remember it was only that short when Mingshu posted on Wechat about 2 weeks ago.” She showed the length using her thumb and index finger.
“Ke! Ke, ke!”
Ji Mingshu was drinking soup, and she almost choked to death after hearing those words.
Cen Sen was very thoughtful; he patted softly on her back while handing her some water and even helped her to clean the corner of her lips with a tissue.
The people who sat near them also asked in worry if she was alright.
Ji Mingshu slowly recovered and told them she was alright. Not waiting for her to feel blessed that the fatal topic had passed, Cen Yingshuang’s curious doctorate spirit came into play, and she asked the question again in a different format.
She even pulled out Ji Mingshu’s post and looked back and forth at the difference between Cen Sen and the picture. She mumbled to herself for a while and exclaimed, “It really grew fast. According to this photo, your hair grew at least 2cm within 14days. But the normal growing speed should be 1cm per month…did you use any hair-growing product? Why are you using it at such a young age? What brand was it? It produced such a good result; I should introduce it to the bald guys at my clinic!”
Cen Sen rolled his eyes at Ji Mingshu without anyone noticing.
Ji Mingshu lowered her head to eat her roasted rib, filtering out their conversation. She didn’t think that her attentive and explorative auntie couldn’t figure out that the photo was photoshopped.