Chapter 1703: Great Pretense
Hence, Lin Liye added, “How boring would it be if you came along with us? I was thinking your Big Brother is still around anyway, right? So we just left first. Who knew your brother wouldn’t wait for you?”
As Lin Liye said that, she even threw an accusing look at Han Zhuoling.
Han Zhuoling: “…”
Haha, a family of actors. Brilliant!
Han Zhuofeng pursed his lips and said, “Big Brother didn’t wait for me either. I called him, but he pretended not to hear and just drove off.”
At this moment, Old Mrs. Han and Lin Liye cheered for Han Zhuoling in unison deep down.
Looks like Han Zhuoling really had feelings for Shi Xiaoya.
Just like how when he was afraid that Shi Xiaoya would get on Shen Nuo’s car, he quickly took the initiative to drive Shi Xiaoya.
And afterward, to sit alone in the same car with Shi Xiaoya, he even pretended not to see Han Zhuofeng.
Han Zhuoling had really improved. He even knew how to ditch his own younger brother to woo a girl.
He had a bright future ahead!
Looks like the Han Family’s eldest granddaughter-in-law was within reach.
Just like how Han Zhuofeng did not believe that Han Zhuoling did not hear him, Old Mrs. Han and the others did not believe it either.
Han Zhuoling still maintained a straight face and said, “I really didn’t hear.”
Shi Xiaoya felt that she should put in a word or two for Han Zhuoling and said, “I did hear someone calling out faintly, but I didn’t hear clearly because the wind was howling quite loudly. I even turned back to look, but I didn’t see anyone, so I thought I misheard, so we really didn’t hear.”
Han Zhuoling curved the corners of his lips ever so slightly. Look, even Shi Xiaoya chose to stand on his side.
At critical moments, Shi Xiaoya was still very protective of him!
Han Zhuofeng snorted. Both his elder brothers were the kind who’d neglect their younger brother when smitten with new love!
Back then, Han Zhuoli had made him slog his guts out just because of Lu Man, and he even raged big time at him once because he told him not to be disrespectful to Lu Man.
Now, Han Zhuoling no longer saw him as his younger brother anymore since he had Shi Xiaoya.
Han Zhuofeng felt his heart turn cold.
“Quick sit, sit down. We have just ordered food and will be able to eat very soon. You’re all hungry, right?” Old Mrs Han said.
Everyone sat down, leaving Shi Xiaoya the last to sit. In the end, she could only sit on the empty chair beside Han Zhuoling.
So Shi Xiaoya went to sit beside Han Zhuoling.
Now, she was even closer to Han Zhuoling than she was with Lu Man.
So sitting beside Han Zhuoling actually made her feel more comfortable.
It was just that meeting the elders in the Han Family for the first time made her feel a little reserved.
After the dishes were served, Shi Xiaoya felt quite shy reaching out to take food.
Only when the dishes were turned to reach her side did she eat a little more.
Although she ate some light snacks earlier on, those snacks would make one feel a little full after eating some of it. It would be filling for the moment, but one would feel hungry again not long after.
Shi Xiaoya buried her head and only ate the dishes that spun and reached her spot.
Han Zhuoling noticed that and asked in a low voice, “Is there anything here that doesn’t suit your taste?”
As for Shi Xiaoya’s tastes, Han Zhuoling was already more or less familiar with them.
After the dishes were served, he lightly scanned across them and felt that there should not be anything that Shi Xiaoya did not like to eat, but there were not a lot of dishes that she especially liked either.
“Nope.” Shi Xiaoya shook her head. “Everything is quite good.”
“Don’t feel shy and only eat the food that’s in front of you,” Han Zhuoling said.
Sometimes the food that reached Shi Xiaoya were only some small appetizers. It was fine to eat some of it to stimulate appetite, but there would not be much of a taste if she ate those all the time.
Thinking of how Shi Xiaoya might feel embarrassed to reach out and spin the serving table, he said, “Tell me what you want to eat, I’ll spin it over for you.”
Before Shi Xiaoya could finish, Han Zhuoling said, “Look at Lu Man. Han Zhuoli is the one spinning the food over for her. Same for Mrs. Wang, so you don’t need to be polite with me on this.”