Chapter 20: Showdown
Translator: Henyee Editor: Henyee
“You really have a perfect understanding of French food and…”
“Jing, I watched a food show for a week. You can ask Mom if you don’t believe me,” Tang Xi said expressionlessly.
Xiao Yao also frowned. “So you’ll only be satisfied if you see Rourou, our sister, making a fool of herself when ordering a meal?”
Xiao Sa and Xiao Jing looked embarrassed. Xiao Jing hurriedly explained, “Yao, you know I didn’t mean that.”
They were simply too surprised. They had met Xiao Rou once when she first came back from the countryside. Although they had no time to get along with her at that time, they could feel that Xiao Rou was quite different from how she was at present. They really couldn’t believe that she grew up in the countryside.
Tang Xi didn’t expect Xiao Yao would stand up and speak for her. She silently thanked Xiao Yao and broke the deadlock with a smile. “Hey, I’m just influenced by you. I can’t be left behind by my brothers who are all so excellent, right?”
Xiao Yao’s face lit up with a smile. Just then, the appetizer was served. Tang Xi grabbed a fork and began to eat. “Dig in, the salmon looks fresh.”
Xiao Sa and Xiao Jing exchanged glances and saw the same look in each other’s eyes.
Xiao Yao’s eyes were fixed on Tang Xi.
Hardly a moment had passed since Tang Xi said what she did and she wanted to bite her tongue off. ‘Tang Xi, watch your tongue! Watch your god*mned tongue!! Don’t you know what to say and what not to say? They’ve already suspected you. Why don’t you be careful?!’
But what could she do? Now she could only keep her head down and keep eating. She dared not look them in the eye. Otherwise, she would be screwed…
Just as the atmosphere seemed almost about to condense, a voice broke the ice. “Brothers, are you here for dinner?” Xiao Jinning’s gentle voice came from overhead.
Tang Xi took a bite of salmon and forked a piece of avocado into her mouth. What a surprise! Why did she always bump into Xiao Jinning…
Wasn’t she a famous A-lister? Didn’t she earn millions of money from every single job? Why did she have the time to visit here?
Xiao Yao, just like Tang Xi, concentrated on his food without paying any attention to Xiao Jinning.
Xiao Jing and Xiao Sa didn’t like Xiao Jinning because of Tang Xi. Xiao Sa asked with a snort, “What do you mean? You can come here, but we can’t?”
Tang Xi secretly gave Xiao Sa a thumbs up.
The smile on Xiao Jinning’s face froze. She wanted to leave, but didn’t want to go so embarrassedly, so she turned her eyes to Tang Xi who had buried her head in her plate and continued eating. She could only tell that this person had good skin from her exposed body parts, and she felt this person gave her a familiar feeling. As something came to her mind, she frowned and asked, “Is this Rourou…”
Before Xiao Jinning could finish speaking, Tang Xi suddenly looked up at Xiao Sa and said in French, “Oh my god, Xiao, the French food here is great. I haven’t been back to Paris for three years. Thank you very much for bringing me here. The food here reminds me of the taste of my hometown.”
Fortunately, Xiao Sa was quick-witted. He immediately answered in French, “Really? It was my pleasure.”
Xiao Jinning’s face relaxed as she heard this conversation. She smiled tenderly and said, “So you’re having dinner with Sa’s friend. I won’t bother you then. Chengyu is waiting for me over there. I have to go now.”
Tang Xi turned to look at Xiao Jinning and curled her lips, saying, “Why do I run into her all the time?”
“My dear sister, you said it was a coincidence that you knew French food well, but how will you explain your French?” Xiao Jing looked at Tang Xi with a faint smile and squinted. “Who are you?”
Tang Xi was suspected by them too many times today, so she was no longer nervous being questioned by Xiao Jing. At this time, all the dishes had been served. She enjoyed the food, took a glance at Xiao Jing and smiled. “What French? I was just blathering. Could you understand what I said just now?”
Xiao Jing looked into Tang Xi’s eyes and translated what she previously said word for word, “Oh my god, Xiao, the French food here is great. I haven’t been back to Paris for three years. Thank you very much for bringing me here. The food here reminds me of the taste of my hometown.”
Tang Xi smirked and her eyes sparkled with joy as she said, “I find I have a talent for languages! I just blathered something, and it was French! I’m so smart.”
“Don’t try to change the subject.” Xiao Jing looked at Tang Xi coldly. “Who are you? You are not Xiao Rou!”
“Yes!” Tang Xi put down her knife and fork, and looked at Jing Xiao with great seriousness. “The former Xiao Rou is already dead. She died the moment she was driven out by Lin Ru. The present Xiao Rou is the one reborn!”
“Sa, if I still live in the Xiao Family like that kid from the mountains, do you think I can survive?” Tang Xi looked at Xiao Jing seriously as she continued, “The answer is no! Since my parents chose a foster daughter and threw me to your family, I knew that if didn’t work hard, I would be abandoned again sooner or later. Every single word I am telling you today is from the bottom of my heart. I swear I’ll make Lin Ru and Xiao Jinning regret for what they have done to me!”
Xiao Jing paused. The girl in front of him was so dazzling that he couldn’t turn his eyes away.
Xiao Yao, who had been eating with his head down, finished the last piece of steak on his plate, took a sip of red wine and wiped his mouth. He then took the plate in front of Tang Xi, cut the steak on it for her and put it back. “Eat it while it’s still warm.”
Tang Xi smiled at Xiao Yao and said thank you.
Xiao Sa and Xiao Jing still wanted to ask her something, but they were stopped by Xiao Yao with a cold stare. They could only pick up their knife and fork and start to eat.
After the three of them finished their meal, Xiao Yao turned around and sat on the couch in a different position. He then looked at Tang Xi, who was sitting next to him, and asked her, “What did Xiao Jinning do to you?”
Tang Xi slewed her head round and looked into Xiao Yao’s eyes, and a touch of sadness flickered across her eyes. She closed her eyes sharply. When she opened her eyes again, the sadness there had disappeared. She smiled and said flatly, “She put her necklace in my room not to drive me away, but to kill me. You know what? I was hit by a car as soon as I walked out of their house. She came up to me step by step, told me that she was the daughter of my parents and trampled on my neck. If the other people had come a little late, I would have been trampled to death by her.”