“If my brother treats me as well as he treats you, I’ll even happily die!” Yu Ziqi chipped in, his eyes full of envy.
Qiao Yanjue stopped what he was doing, his expression slightly uneasy.
A moment later, he responded with a smile, “I’m her cousin now; I surely have to take care of her.”
All the people knew how they had become cousins, and they couldn’t help but sigh out of pity.
“Brother Qiao, you’re really kind!” Song Jiaren said in a serious manner, “Please keep taking care of Beibei!”
Xia Xibei had led a tough life for more than ten years; she deserved to finally be happy. As Xia Xibei’s good friend, Song Jiaren certainly hoped she could live a great life.
Qiao Yanjue nodded very calmly, “Don’t worry, I will.”
Xia Xibei’s lips twitched. Why did this conversation sound so bizarre?
“Alright, let’s eat, or else the food will become cold!” she hastily intervened.
“Yes, it’s kinda late now. We should go home after this,” Tang Luo added.
He could sense how Qiao Yanjue, who was sitting next to him, wasn’t very friendly towards him. There was a constant air of iciness around him, which was mentally tiring him out.
“Right! Remember, we gotta go help out at the shop tomorrow,” Song Jiaren nodded in agreement, eating her food very quickly.
“I could go and help out tomorrow too!” Yu Ziqi offered.
After what happened with Zheng Xiaowen, he knew that Jiabei Sweet’s milk tea was different from that of other shops.
He loved a milk tea that wouldn’t make people fat too!
“Just drink our milk tea, you don’t need to help.” Song Jiaren shot him a disdainful glance. “Don’t create trouble for us!”
“What do you mean by creating trouble? I’m great at helping people, okay!” Yu Ziqi couldn’t take it, starting to argue with her right away.
As she listened to them bicker, Xia Xibei couldn’t help but laugh and shake her head.
A piece of fish without bones was placed in her bowl.
She turned around to look, seeing Qiao Yanjue smiling at her.
“Don’t mind me, I’ll help myself,” Xia Xibei quickly refused, “It’s not like I’m a kid.”
“Don’t worry, I’m not really hungry,” Qiao Yanjue shook his head. “You should have more. You’re too skinny, and that’s not good for your health.”
As he spoke, he couldn’t help but recall the time when he carried Xia Xibei.
She was so weightless, almost like a feather. Worse still, she fainted often! She had to get more nutrients!
As the thought occurred to him, he decided to hire a cooking maid when he got home.
Xia Xibei couldn’t help but touch her arm. Although it was skinny, it wasn’t weak; it even contained muscles, all of which were full of strength!
Despite her skinny appearance, not many men could defeat her in terms of strength.
“If you are, why would you have fainted so many times?” Qiao Yanjue asked, looking at her reproachfully.
Xia Xibei instantly recalled the two times she had nearly passed out. Both of those times happened to be in Qiao Yanjue’s presence!
“I… Those were accidents!”
“It can only be called an accident if it happened once.” Qiao Yanjue did not believe her words, soon placing another piece of meat in her bowl. “Eat more.”
“Yes! Beibei, you should eat more!” Song Jiaren chipped in, “You really are too skinny!”
Xia Xibei’s lips twitched, fighting the urge to smash her head with a rock right now, just so she could prove to them that she wasn’t as weak as they thought!
Besides, she ate quite a lot! She just didn’t get fat from all that food!
Before she could finish talking, Qiao Yanjue added, “Eat. The driver is waiting for us downstairs, so don’t make him wait too long.”
Speechless, Xia Xibei had no choice but to eat faster.