After Lu Chuwan warned Mama Liu, she left the Lu Household.
Before long, Fu Zhi sat down in the living room and watched Madam Lu as the latter joyfully put on the bracelet.
She was wearing a crimson qipao today and she looked rather plumpy. She glanced at Fu Zhi from time to time, and it seemed like she had something to say.
Fu Zhi felt uncomfortable as she stared at her. She put the cup of water back on the table, raised her head, and looked into her face with a calm gaze. Then, she asked, “Do you have anything to say to me?”
Madam Lu cleared her throat in embarrassment. Indeed, she had something to tell her. The muscles in her body were pulled taut as her heart began to race. After taking a deep breath, she said, “I heard you’ve signed up for the Physics competition as well? Since Wanwan’s teacher already gave you guidance, you should just listen to her. Stop acting like you’re superior to others and be humbler. This is your cousin’s opportunity to get an offer from Tsinghua University, and knock on wood, if anything bad happened to her, you would…”
Madam Lu did not finish her sentence, but Fu Zhi was able to read between the lines.
She stared at her emotionlessly. Just as Madam Lu thought she was not going to say anything, she suddenly felt bitterness in her mouth and she quickly said, “Get even better!”
Fu Zhi tapped the table with her finger as she squinted. At the same time, Xu Wei, who was sitting next to her daughter, shot an askance glance at Madam Lu.
There was an awkward silence, and all of them looked at each other without saying anything. After a few seconds that seemed like ages, Madam Lu cleared her throat and said before Fu Zhi left, “My friends are coming later, and we’re going to play mahjong.”
Fu Zhi lifted one of her eyebrows, signaling for Madam Lu to continue.
Madam Lu then moved on. “Do you know how to play mahjong? Well, we’re going to play with money, and I don’t want to scare you, but there will be a lot of money, so don’t get startled later. Anyway, you will sit by my side later on and help me read the tiles. Eyes for bamboos, mouth for characters, and ears for dots, you hear me?”
Now that she had given 8 million yuan to Fu Zhi, her pockets were even cleaner than her face. However, that was not the main point. The main point was that luck was never on her side and her mahjong skills were awful. In other words, she always ended up losing badly.
If Lu Chuwan had not been occupied with other matters, she would not have asked for Fu Zhi’s help. She said, “Usually, I end up losing about 200,000 yuan after several rounds.”
Fu Zhi looked at her and contemplated it. After a few seconds, she said, “Okay.”
Madam Lu did not want to lose anymore. Holding a cheque in her hand, she mumbled, “Remember, when you’re there, stay focused and keep your eyes on the balls. Don’t just stand there like an idiot and embarrass me.”
Xu Wei did not like Madam Lu calling her daughter an idiot, but Fu Zhi seemed to not care about it. She asked Xu Wei to wait for her in the living room.
Very soon, Madam Lu’s friends arrived. Fu Zhi studied them thoroughly one by one. Each of them was wearing a gold embellished qipao, and all of them were wearing massive diamond rings on their left fingers.
The first one to speak up was Madam Ma. She took a seat and said, “Is this Chuwan? I haven’t seen her in two years, but she has become even prettier!”
Madam Liu then added, “Yeah, right? I remember her looking rather ordinary the last time I saw her, but now she has grown into a little beauty! The man who manages to win her heart will be the luckiest man in the world!”
Madam Xia hastily pulled Madam Liu over and whispered into her ear, “I just saw Wanwan last month, and this is not her. Madam Lu’s second son just adopted a daughter from the countryside, remember? I guess she’s this girl.”
The atmosphere froze for a while.
It was really embarrassing to mistake a person for someone else, and both Madam Ma and Madam Liu did not know what to say.
However, Madam Lu was not affected. She flaunted the jade bracelet, straightened her back, and said, “This is Fu Zhi. I think you have all seen her before. Some time ago, someone mentioned her on Weibo’s hot topics because of her great academic performance. People call her a genius!”