Chapter 110: A Slap in the Face at the Banquet (1)
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Although Xue Sheng had cut off his mother-and-son relationship with Old Lady Xue, there was no conflict between him and Old Master Xue. His father had taken extra care of him since he was young, so Xue Sheng agreed with his words.
He nodded and helped the old master to the Gao family home.
Xue Xi followed behind Ye Li. She was wearing an off-shoulder purple dress and a pair of red leather shoes that were about three centimeters tall. She looked exceptionally elegant.
Xue Yao and Liu Yiqiu walked behind her.
Liu Yiqiu said eccentrically, “Why are you wearing such beautiful clothes? This is their birthday banquet, not a blind date party.”
Just as Xue Yao was about to agree, Xue Xi, who was walking in front, suddenly stopped and turned around slowly. Her misty eyes reminded Xue Yao of the time when she was beaten up in the school’s toilet.
Her mocking words were stuck in her throat and she dared not speak further.
Seeing that she did not respond, Liu Yiqiu changed the subject and whispered, “When you see Lu Chao later, remember to go up and greet him. See if you can ask for his WeChat or something. These days, a young lady can take the initiative.”
Xue Yao was taken aback. “Mom, I have a fiancé!”
Liu Yiqiu whispered, “What are you shouting for? I know. But recently, the Fan family’s att.i.tude has been a little ambiguous. They kept urging us to get engaged earlier, but when I went to look for them a few days ago, they did not even mention a word!”
Xue Yao’s eyes dimmed.
A few days ago, when news of their family’s incident and the fact that they had been cheated for tens of millions spread, Liu Yiqiu had planned to let the two of them get engaged. The Fan family’s gift money could also help the family deal with the loss for a period of time.
Unexpectedly, the Fan family found a reason to reject it.
She thought of how Fan Han would at times be distracted in school and turn to look behind him. Meanwhile, Fan Han’s att.i.tude toward her… had become colder.
Xue Yao calmed down. “Okay.”
Liu Yiqiu patted her hand. “That’s my good daughter. Let me tell you, Lu Chao is only 25 or 26 years old. I heard that that talent is many times better than Fan Han!”
Xue Yao calmed down upon hearing this.
Their conversation was very soft, but Xue Xi was very sensitive to sound and still heard it. She did not mind it since it had nothing to do with her anyway.
This was Xue Xi’s first time attending such a banquet. Before she entered, the hall was already bustling with activity.
She followed Ye Li and entered the Gao family home.
As expected of the wealthiest family in Bin City, their hall was s.p.a.cious and noisy. The room was decorated grandly and majestically.
Many people who did not know each other were chatting and laughing. Those who could come here were all influential figures and elites from all walks of life.
The moment the Xue family entered, the butler hurriedly walked over. “Old Master Xue, Mr. Xue, Madam Xue, and Ms. Xue, Elder Gao is receiving guests upstairs. He especially instructed me to apologize that he could not welcome you personally!”
This was General Xiang’s girlfriend. How could the Gao family dare to neglect her?
Old Master Xue panicked and hurriedly said, “It’s alright, Elder Gao is being too polite!”
The butler politely welcomed them. The old patriarch was getting on in years and was sent to the VIP lounge upstairs. The rest of the people were having their own free time downstairs.
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Xue Sheng greeted his business partners. Xue Xi and Ye Li were very bored, so they informed Xue Sheng before walking toward the sofa.
Xu Fang was her university dormitory mate, and both of them were art students. Ye Li was always first and Xu Fang was second.
Hence, Xu Fang disliked her. She often compared herself to her in university.
In school, she would compete in grades, and after graduation, she would compete with her husband… However, after Xue Xi was lost, Ye Li did not go out much and Xu Fang had not seen her for a long time.
Now, Xu Fang had started again, but this time, she was competing with her daughter.
Just as she belittled Xue Xi, she pointed at the aloof and arrogant young girl beside her and said, “This is my daughter, Li Xinyan. Ye Li, you haven’t seen her before, have you?”
Li Xinyan shot Ye Li and Xue Xi a glance. Her gaze paused on Xue Xi’s face for a while before she snorted and turned away arrogantly.
Not only did Xu Fang not scold her for being rude, but she was also proud of herself. “She is quite an aloof person, and her grades are especially good. She got into the Capital Foreign Language Academy last year, which is a member of Projects 985 and 211! Other than those two long-standing universities, there is nothing that can be compared to this one!”
Ye Li’s lips twitched. “Impressive.”
Xu Fang looked at Xue Xi. “Ye Li, it’s not that I want to nag at you, but your daughter can’t always play with her phone. Although a family like ours doesn’t lack money, we still have to study hard. Xinyan, come, tell Auntie Ye.”
Li Xinyan shot a glance at Xue Xi and said coldly, “It doesn’t matter if one looks good or not. One must also have a poetic aura.”
Xu Fang smiled. “Yes, that’s right. Look, even Elder Gao heard that she’s not bad and specially asked for her leave to be introduced to Mr. Lu Chao!”
Li Xinyan remained silent.
Xu Fang then looked at Xue Xi and said, “Ye Li, I remember that your daughter is one year younger than Xinyan and is in her third year of high school this year, right? What university are you planning to enter?”
Upon hearing this, Ye Li straightened her back and crossed her arms in front of her chest. She slowly said, “d.a.m.n, but Xixi accidentally sent herself to Huaxia University.”
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