Bai Zhi was busy working in the kitchen, she made the dough, rolled it into a dumpling wrapper, and adjusted the filling. Jin Shiwei had been watching to the side to learn since the beginning, but he didn’t understand a thing: “This is too troublesome.”
Bai Zhi smiled and said: “Delicious food is not simple to do. In fact, it’s not difficult, you just need to practice to familiarize yourself.”
Meng Nan, who was also on the side, gave Jin Shiwei a wink. Jin Shiwei didn’t notice it. When he saw him, Meng Nan’s eyes almost cramped from winking.
When Jin Shiwei received the signal from his young master, he coughed and asked Bai Zhi: “What about Hu Feng? Why I didn’t see him?”
Bai Zhi’s hand paused from working and then said with a smile: “The government recruited people in the village to be a soldier before. The Village Chief said he was good in martial arts, he shouldn’t just bury his talents. He thought it was reasonable, so he went to join the army.”
Jin Shiwei and Meng Nan took a glance at each other. They were both shocked. Hu Feng joined the army?
Jin Shiwei asked another question: “Will he come back again?”
Bai Zhi smiled and said: “Of course, he will come back. Do you even need to ask?”
Meng Nan asked anxiously: “What if he doesn’t come back?”
“Impossible!” The smile on Bai Zhi’s face froze as the strength in her hands on the roller increased. The dough especially became large and a hole appeared in the middle.
Meng Nan knew that he cannot continue this topic. Otherwise, Bai Zhi would turn him down.
He took a glance at Jin Shiwei again, and Jin Shiwei asked: “Zhi’er, you and Xian’er are so close. Why don’t you go to the capital, so that you can meet each other easily?”
Bai Zhi looked at Jin Shiwei and Meng Nan again, then softly said: “I won’t go!”
Meng Nan rushed forward and pushed Jin Shiwei away, who was trying to learn how to make dumplings: “Why? Why not? What’s so good about here?”
Bai Zhi has flattened the last dough, so she put away the roller and looked at Meng Nan. Meng Nan was as tall as Hu Feng. She needed to raise her head to talk to him in a closed range.
“This is my home. Whether it is good or bad, I want to stay in my own house. I am just like you. Even if your home is a thousand miles away from here, you also want to go home, right?”
Meng Nan said: “You can try to live there for a month. If you really don’t like it there, you can come back. Who knows, maybe you’ll like the capital more, right?” He was sure that no one will dislike living in the capital. The capital was a lively place. All the best quality of clothes and jewelry were there. All the markets in the streets have everything.
“If you want to open a store, you can also open a store in the capital. The business there is much better than here.”
Bai Zhi still shook her head: “I’m sorry, I don’t want to go now. Let’s talk about it later.”
Meng Nan became a little angry and unwilling. He really can’t understand her. Why is she so stubborn? Is she waiting for Hu Feng?
Seeing that the atmosphere became stiff, Jin Shiwei hurriedly laughed and pushed Meng Nan out of the kitchen: “The water in the pot is ready. You go to the living room and wait for a while.”
When Meng Nan left, Jin Shiwei returned to the kitchen. Bai Zhi was filling the dumpling wrapper with an emotionless face. As if nothing happened just now.
He said to Bai Zhi: “Zhi’er, you know gongzi is doing this for your good. Don’t keep it to heart.”
Bai Zhi said: “I know he has a good intention, and I also know what he thinks inside his heart. Jin Shiwei, after you go back, you tell him for me, that there are things that can’t be forced. I hope he can understand. I stay far away from him for his own good. He shouldn’t invest feelings to an impossible person, it’s not worth it.”
Jin Shiwei sighed and said nothing more. It seemed that there was no need to say anything anymore.