Chapter 677: How’s the Wine?
When they entered the private room, the scent of lavender permeated the air, and they instantly felt refreshed.
“Su Li, you’re late!”
A man in a blue shirt stood up from the sofa in the private room. He had short, neat hair, a fair face, and delicate facial features and gestures. The way he behaved implied his affluence.
“I don’t want to come here at all. If there is something, say it in court the day after tomorrow,” Su Li replied coldly.
“Ms. Su, you’re always so full of yourself. My husband personally invited you here, yet you still put on airs. Who do you think you are? You’re just an actress. Don’t push your luck,” a woman spoke. She was tall and fit. She was wearing a back-belt dress with red flowers on it, revealing her snow-white cleavage. The dress covered her knees, and the belt made her appear slim and slender, and her chest looked even plumper.
There was a hint of sarcasm in her words, but she had a smile on her face, which made her appear especially sweet and polite when she spoke. She was the embodiment of the words ‘femme fatale’.
Xiao Luo frowned slightly. He knew this woman. A few years ago, she often appeared on all kinds of variety shows. She had sat in the guest seats, host seats, judges seats, and so on. In recent years, she had retired behind the scenes. It was said that she had married into the purple, but he did not expect her to marry Bai Yuquan from the Bai family.
“Yu Yasi, didn’t you also climb up by selling two pieces of meat on your chest? What right do you have to laugh at Li? If Li is an actress, then what are you? A slutty vixen?” Shen Qingyan sneered.
Upon hearing this, the smile on Yu Yasi’s face froze. It was obvious that these words had quite an impact on her. However, she quickly regained her smile and responded seriously, “Miss Shen, you were born with a golden spoon in your mouth. How would you understand the difficulties of poor people like us who want to change our fate? We have no power, privilege, or background. I am a woman, so naturally, I can only take advantage of my beauty.”
Shen Qingyan giggled and said, “So this is the reason why you’re showing 90% of your chest to others. So dignified!” She grinned, her words full of sarcasm. She turned to look at Bai Yuquan and continued, “It seems like Young Master Bai really loves you. If I were a man, I would definitely mind the past of a woman like you.”
Yu Yasi was angered by those words. After all, when she entered showbiz in the past, she had indeed relied on selling her flesh, which was not very honorable, and others had always criticized her for it.
“Alright, alright. You women are so competitive and like to fight each other the moment you meet.”
Bai Yuquan walked over and hugged Yu Yasi. “Honey, calm down. Miss Shen, please talk less as well. Just do me a favor.”
Yu Yasi timidly nodded her head. She always agreed with everything Bai Yuquan said.
“Sure. I did not mean to offend you, Young Master Bai. I’m just unhappy to hear someone slander my best friend.”
Shen Qingyan knew when to stop. After all, the capital city was the Bai Family’s territory. Bai Yuquan might seem easygoing on the surface, but he was also a ruthless person once his temper flared.
“I understand and really appreciate it.”
Bai Yuquan gave them a thumbs up and walked towards the main table. “Please take a seat. I’m starving. Let’s eat and talk.”
Su Li and Shen Qingyan both sat down. Xiao Luo also felt at ease and pulled a chair to sit beside Su Li.
“Su Li, this is?” Bai Yuquan asked, finally noticing Xiao Luo.
“My husband.” Su Li said.
Bai Yuquan frowned slightly and remarked in surprise, “So you’re really married. I thought you were spouting nonsense at the press conference to maintain a positive image in the hearts of your fans.”
Su Li did not respond. There was no need to explain too much to Bai Yuquan.
“So, as Su Li’s husband, aren’t you going to introduce yourself?” Bai Yuquan looked at Xiao Luo.
“Xiao Luo,” Xiao Luo introduced himself. “I’m just a follower. You guys can talk about what you want. Don’t mind me.”
“Mr. Xiao Luo is really humorous. How can the man that Su Li has her eyes on be a mere follower? May I ask which profession does Mr. Xiao Luo work in? Perhaps, we might have a chance to work together in the future,” Bai Yuquan said with a faint smile on his face.
“Just a business on a small scale, not worth mentioning,” Xiao Luo replied.
However, Xiao Luo was puzzled. He had killed the Bai family’s son-in-law, Zhuo Yuze, and even hit a lady from the Bai family with the code name “Rose”. Yet this Bai Yuquan actually did not know him, which was really strange.
“Indeed, birds of a feather flock together. Both husband and wife are the same,” Yu Yasi said unhappily, dissatisfied with Xiao Luo’s arrogance.
Although her voice was very low, everyone heard it clearly. Yet, Su Li, Xiao Luo, and Shen Qingyan did not pay much attention. They just treated it as a gust of stinky wind blowing past.
“You’re too modest, Mr. Xiao Luo.”
Bai Yuquan’s expression did not change. He clapped his hands and asked the waiter to serve the dishes.
The waiter at the door immediately smiled and began to serve the dishes: traditional western food.
“Bai Yuquan, let’s get straight to the point,” Su Li began. “Su Xiaobei is like a daughter to me, but you tried to snatch her away from me. I will get her back no matter what and openly become her legal guardian.”
“But I am her father, while you are only her aunt. Not to mention the Bai family behind me, even if I am powerless, you will not be able to defeat me.” Bai Yuquan smiled calmly.
Su Li rebuked, “You’re the one who abandoned her. How dare you take her back!”
“Because I’m her father.”
Bai Yuquan opened the lid of a bottle of wine. “Isn’t this identity reasonable enough?” He looked at Xiao Luo and directly diverted the topic. “Mr. Xiao Luo, nice to meet you. Forgive us for not having much to entertain you. Please let me pour you a glass of Vieille Bon Secours Ale.”
This was clearly purposely making things difficult for Xiao Luo. Those that didn’t understand wouldn’t be able to explain it. This way, he could make Su Li lower her head by attacking Xiao Luo.
Yu Yasi couldn’t help sneering and waited for Xiao Luo to make a fool of himself. To be exact, she should be waiting for Su Li to make a fool of herself that she actually married a country bumpkin that didn’t even know about the 10 most expensive wines out there.
Xiao Luo did not say anything and looked at the wine that the waiter poured in front of him. He picked it up, shook it gently, and sniffed it again. Then, he tilted the wine glass and took a sip.
“Mr. Xiao, what do you think of the wine? Is it good?” Yu Yasi hurriedly asked. She did not believe that this country bumpkin could tell anything special.
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