Chapter 50 – An Expensive Meal (2)
This time the three of them agreed with her and changed the subject astutely.
Swinging to the school gate, Xia Zhijun called in two taxis to take them to the restaurant.
He watched the girls get in the car and reported an address to the driver before getting into the other taxi.
Xiang Li looked excited, “I don’t know where we’re going to eat, but I’m looking forward to it!”
Zhang Xinyi smiled from ear to ear, “I was invited to dinner by Xia Zhijun tonight, I can show off for my next three years of high school!”
“Don’t forget it’s not just about eating,” said Zheng Peipei. “Let’s see if you two are good at learning, thinking, and remembering to stay calm and composed.”
Gu Siyi was too busy thinking about filling her stomach to follow up with Zheng Peipei. “I’m dreaming of full crayfish, hairy crabs, prawns, long legs, crabs, salmon, Arctic shells, durian crisps, quicksand buns, marinated chicken feet, crystal shrimp dumplings, sweet and sour pork ribs, braised knuckles, taro, roasted chicken, roasted pigeon Brazilian barbecue spicy Fragrant pot pineapple rice… it’s best to have another cup of pearl milk tea brewed with fresh milk and brown sugar.”
Zheng Peipei: “…”
After that, Gu Siyi licked his lips, “I look forward to it.”
The drop-off point was outside a towering super high-rise commercial building. The girls followed Xia Zhijun in and got on the elevator.
“Where are we going to eat?” Zheng Peipei asked.
“I don’t know what you like,” said Xia Zhijun indifferently, “so I just chose a buffet.”
Gu Siyi’s eyes lit up, “That’s great! I can eat everything I want.” She made a heart gesture with her fingers and pointed it at Xia Zhijun with a cute wink. “Sent to you.”
Xia Zhijun’s lips slightly raised into a somewhat smile but Gu Siyi couldn’t tell as it faded away the next second. On the other hand, she couldn’t wipe her smile off.
Xia Zhijun went to the front desk to pay for the meal while the rest waited behind him. They sat on the sofa playing around with each other. Gu Siyi took the moment to take in her surroundings.
Isn’t this place a little too expensive?
She walked to Xia Zhijun and looked at the bill. He paid more than 7,000 yuan for a buffet of 888 yuan per person.
Xia Zhijun got the receipt, turned around, and saw Gu Siyi staring at him with big eyes. “Let’s go in,” he said.
“Come over with me.” Before he could join the group Gu Siyi pulled Xia Zhijun’s sleeves to the unmanned corridor outside with a serious look. “Why do you have so much money? Even if your uncles and aunts give you more living expenses It can’t be so wasted, right?”
“No.” Xia Zhijun said lightly, “My monthly living expenses are only 1,000.”
Uh… actually one thousand less than me
“Then where did you get the money from? You’re still a student and you don’t have a job.”
“Who said I don’t have a job?” Xia Zhijun asked rhetorically.
Suddenly Gu Siyi remembered the last time she went to his house. He used to sit at his computer and make code for money.
“Then… then you can make money if you have a part-time job, you can’t spend it like that!” Gu Siyi had a distressed expression on her face, “You worked so hard to make that money in your spare time, and you’re spending it all on some meals? It’s not like you’re treating guests. Please! Let’s go for a hot pot meal, it’s only one hundred yuan per person for dinner, which is much better.”
“Unexpectedly, you are quite a housekeeper,” he said with a smile slowly creeping back to his face.
“…?” What the hell? What family do I take care of?
“Don’t worry. I don’t have to work hard to make money.” Assured Xia Zhijun. “And the pay is higher than you think. Don’t worry, I can afford to eat a meal.” Xia Zhijun took Gu Siyi’s hand and led her inside.
He grasped her hand tightly, her soft hand firmly held in the palm of his broad palm. her face flushed uncontrollably, and she didn’t even know what to say.
After the two came in, a waiter immediately followed up and led them to their seats. As he approached, Xiang Li saw the two of them and greeted them while Gu Siyi quickly broke free of Xia Zhijun’s hand.
The waiter chose an eight-seater long dining table for them, and everyone took their seats. “Is there any day where my brother and sister can talk in front of everyone?” Lu Jiaye teased. “Do you have to always talk privately?”
Gu Siyi stuck out her tongue at him with a mocking tone. “I won’t tell you.”
Lu Jiaye was once again heartbroken. “Sister Little Dimple has changed, I’m so sad….”
Zheng Peipei gave Lu Jiaye a blank look, and took Gu Siyi’s hand, “Just ignore him, let’s go, let’s get some food.”
Although Gu Siyi was against spending so much, Xia Zhijun didn’t care, and she couldn’t help it. The money was earned by him, and he was free to spend it wherever he wanted. The only thing she could do was to eat with him to make use of that money.
The high consumption here was also worth the price, the view was good, the restaurant environment was gorgeous, and the ingredients were high-end fresh products.
Several girls came back with some food, and the first thing they did was take selfies and take pictures of each other. Originally Xiang Li and Zhang Xinyi were a bit embarrassed, but Zheng Peipei was bold enough to let go of her hands and feet and change various angles for fancy selfies, and they calmly followed suit.
Gu Siyi concentrated on dealing with the food in front of her, and occasionally Zheng Peipei asked her to raise her head to take some shots of her friend. They shot joyfully, and she ate joyfully.
Zheng Peipei took a breath and looked at Gu Siyi who ate like a hamster, “You said you like to eat a lot, so why don’t you get fat?”
Gu Siyi waited for the food in her mouth to finish before answering the question, “I like sports too.”
Xia Zhijun came with a plate full of shrimp and sat across from Gu Siyi. He put on gloves and began peeling the shrimp heads off.
When he was done peeling all the shrimp, Xia Zhijun placed it next to Gu Siyi and pointed at it. “Here, eat this,” he said.
This made Lu Jiate almost spit out his food.
Gu Siyi looked at the shrimp, blinked, and looked at Xia Zhijun, “Did you peel this?”
“Let’s eat together,” said Xia Zhijun lightly while turning to eat another plate that he brought for himself.
Gu Siyi picked up a piece, dipped it in soy sauce, and placed it in her mouth to chew. It was delicious and tender, with firm meat and a pure taste.
“Little dimple sister, let me try” Lu Jiaye raised his hand and stretched out his chopsticks.
Gu Siyi immediately held the plate to protect her territory, “No, I don’t have enough to eat myself.”
Zheng Peipei saw this as a chance to make her own move so she hurriedly brought a new plate of shrimps and placed it in front of Su Han. “I don’t know how to peel the shrimp, can you help me peel it?” she asked softly.
Su Han curled his lips and put on a pair of disposable gloves. “It’s a great honor to serve Sister Little Wildcat.”
“What kind of ethos is this, do boys have to peel shrimps for girls?” Lu Jiaye rolled up his sleeves and looked at Xiang Li. ” Little Lizi sister, you come and peel it for me, okay? ”
“Okay.” She answered quickly as she peeled the shrimp with a broad smile across her face.
Zheng Peipei gave Lu Jiaye a dirty look. You should be embarrassed to call yourself a man!
Lu Jiaye returned a triumphant glare as if he heard her.