Chapter 56: Pitiful Hu Chao

“Thutt! Thutt! Thutt!”

Sound of fast chopping came from the kitchen.

Gu Xia put all the cut vegetables on plates, and the other ingredients were neatly cut and placed on the stove.

Leaning on the kitchen door, Tu Sisi looked at Gu Xia, who was seriously chopping vegetables, and secretly said, ‘He’s really handsome, as expected of my man.’

That was quite true, Gu Xia was already quite handsome, and with that serious expression, he looked even more handsome. Wasn’t there a saying— Serious men were the most handsome. (G: At least to Tu Sisi anyways.)

Seeing Tu Sisi staring at him, Gu Xia couldn’t help but take a look at his body, and then asked, “What’s wrong? Why are you staring at me, is there any dirt on my body?”

“No~”

“Then why are you staring at me? I’m feeling a little uncomfortable.”

“Well~ you’re so handsome.” After Tu Sisi finished speaking, she returned to the sofa with a smile.

Gu Xia was a little confused by Tu Sisi’s words, and shook his head. It was futile to guess a woman’s thoughts. Doing that would just make you doubt life itself. This was the wisdom summed up by Gu Xia after many years of married life.

*****

Hu Chao next door got up from the bed and rubbed his temples. It turned out that after he left, he came to drink at home and just woke up after being dead drunk.

‘Sisi, you are mine, I must snatch you over.’ (G: Just give up dude.)

Hu Chao took a shower, got dressed and came to the door of Tu Sisi apartment. Then he knocked on the door. He planned to continue pursuing Tu Sisi. And to do that, he needed to learn about Gu Xia. It was as they say— know thyself and the enemy, and then you can win every battle.

Tu Sisi opened the door and saw Hu Chao standing outside. She felt really annoyed, ‘Is this guy doing it on purpose? He came here again, haunting like a ghost!’

Hu Chao looked inside, saw that the table was full of dishes, and said with a smile. “Ah, you were cooking? I haven’t had dinner yet, so don’t mind if I join in! It just so happens that I still have a bottle of good wine, I’ll go get it.”

After speaking, without waiting for Tu Sisi to speak, he returned to his room and took a bottle of red wine, and walked into Tu Sisi’s house with a smile.

Tu Sisi watched Hu Chao walk into the room, and couldn’t help but secretly say, ‘His skin is getting thicker and thicker. He didn’t act like this in our past life.’

Gu Xia, who had just finished cooking the last dish, came out with the dish and saw Hu Chao walking in with a bottle of wine. Gu Xia glanced at him, and saw Hu Chao also squinting back at him. The two men exchanged thoughts with their eyes. Gu Xia understood that this guy was still not going to give up. However, it didn’t matter much, as Tu Sisi was destined to be his.

“Oh, you even brought wine, you are so polite! Sisi, a guest has arrived, but why didn’t you ask him to sit down?” Gu Xia said with a smile.

Hu Chao slightly narrowed his eyes. Was the man across from him reminding him that he was the guest and that he was the master of the house? ‘What a nasty person!’

“You’re welcome, Sisi and I have known each other for many years, but who might you be?” Hu Chao asked deliberately.

“Me? You don’t know who I am? Didn’t you see me kissing Sisi yesterday? That should’ve been enough to know who I am.” Gu Xia said with a smile.

Tu Sisi watched with relish as the two men kept arguing.

Gu Xia casually talked about their kissing scene on purpose, and Hu Chao felt pain in his heart. Although Hu Chao was very angry, he said with a smile on his face, “I left after sending Sisi, so I didn’t see it. It seems that you are the boyfriend in China that Sisi mentioned before! My name is Hu Chao, and Sisi and I have been classmates for six years.”

“I heard Sisi mention you as well. I’m Gu Xia, Sisi’s boyfriend. I want to thank you for always helping my family’s Sisi.” Gu Xia said with a smile.

“Sisi and I were going to have candlelight dinner. Since you are here, let’s eat together!  Sisi, come, sit next to me.” Gu Xia waved Tu Sisi over to sit beside him. (G: Dominance established.)

Tu Sisi obediently sat beside Gu Xia.

Gu Xia took the red wine from Hu Chao and said with a smile, “Well~ This is good wine, come here, Hu Chao, let’s drink together.”

Hu Chao’s face froze, ‘This is obviously the wine I brought, why are you acting like it’s yours?’ 

Hu Chao felt depressed! It seems that since entering the apartment, he had been at a disadvantage! ‘This is not good’ Hu Chao felt a little anxious. Suddenly he thought of an idea, ‘Since I can’t do anything about you, I’ll beat you at drinking.’ 

Hu Chao was quite confident in his drinking capacity. He had been socializing with his father since he was a child. As he had to greet the guests basically every day, Hu Chao had a lot of experience with alcohol.

“Alright, since you’re older than me, I’ll call you Big Brother Gu. We are meeting for the first time, so let’s drink.” Hu Chao toasted with half a glass of red wine in his glass.

Gu Xia looked at Hu Chao, whose eyes were full of provocation and he couldn’t help but smile. You want to compete in drinking with me? And drinking red wine at that? Then he thought back to his glorious history of drinking six bottles of wine, and even he was wasted after drinking so much.

Gu Xia smiled and drank the red wine in the glass.

Tu Sisi watched Gu Xia drinking and was not worried. She was aware of Gu Xia’s alcohol capacity, so she just smiled and ate the food in front of her. She didn’t get to eat this dish for a long time. In her previous life, Gu Xia also cooked it occasionally when she was resting. Tu Sisi didn’t get the chance to eat the food he made in his life, and it still tasted the same now. 

Gu Xia had always complained about her cooking in their past life. Fortunately, her current cooking skills had improved a lot. Unfortunately, she did not get to show her skills today, and lost the chance to impress Gu Xia. ‘Alright, I must show off my cooking tomorrow!’

“Come on, Hu Chao, try having some of my dishes, Sisi likes my dishes the most.” Gu Xia smiled.

“Yes, Hu Chao, try it now, Gu Xia’s cooking is very good.” Tu Sisi also added.

Hu Chao watched as the two acted like a harmonious married couple, and he inexplicably felt panicked in his heart. He wondered if coming here today was a mistake. Did he come here to eat dog food and watch them show their affection?

“Okay, I’ll try it.”

“Heh, not bad, it is comparable to those average restaurants in Chi*na.” Hu Chao said with a smile.

“Hehe, if you think it’s delicious, you can eat more. Come on, try this pork kidney. You are so thin and your face is so pale, like a person with kidney deficiency. You have to eat more pork kidney to make up for it.” Gu Xia smiled and pointed to a plate of pork kidney. (G: Ouch…straight to the nutsack!)

“Hehe~”

Tu Sisi couldn’t contain her laughter when she heard the words. Gu Xia really didn’t miss any chance to attack Hu Chao!

Anger flashed across Hu Chao’s face, and he was about to explode with anger. ‘What’s wrong with me being thin? And why did it become a sign of kidney deficiency? I’m still a virgin now!’

Hu Chao wanted to flip the table in anger and beat Gu Xia up. But when he compared their sizes, he lost his confidence to win the fight, and judged that it would make Sisi hate him even more. So he could only force a smile and said, “Brother Gu, you really know how to joke. Come, let’s drink more.”

Gu Xia looked at Hu Chao, whose face looked a little unnatural, and couldn’t help but feel relieved. ‘Who told you to haunt Sisi in the past and even in this life, and to be more handsome and richer than me, hmph!’


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