Published at 27th of September 2023 09:03:45 AM

Chapter 341: Chapter 341: Pei Jingzhou, Sorry

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Chapter 341: Pei Jingzhou, Sorry

Translator: Henyee Translations      Editor: Henyee Translations

On the way back to Lake Lu, Li Xiwu’s distracted look was too obvious. She had realized it herself, but Pei Jingzhou had never asked her a word.

The car arrived at Lake Lu. She followed Pei Jingzhou up the elevator. She opened the door and entered the house. There were no lights, which proved that the auntie was not here today.

Li Xiwu took out her phone from her bag. “I’ll call Auntie over to cook.” Pei Jingzhou said, “I’ll do it.” He placed the phone on the cabinet in the entryway and turned to her. “What do you want to eat tonight?”

Li Xiwu looked at him and asked, “Aren’t you tired?”

Pei Jingzhou replied, “I’m not tired.”

Li Xiwu fell silent. Pei Jingzhou naturally placed his hand on the back of Li Xiwu’s waist. “Go in.”

Li Xiwu nodded and returned to the bedroom with her bag. Pei Jingzhou followed her in and took off his jacket before going out. He did not mention anything else.

Li Xiwu actually hoped that Pei Jingzhou would ask her. The more he didn’t ask anything now, the more guilty and uneasy she felt. She kept wanting to say something, but she couldn’t find the right place to start the conversation.

Thinking about it carefully, even if she found an entry point to the conversation, what should she say?

Say that she went to see Gu Lanshi today? Say that she knew that it was very likely that she had a daughter with someone else in her early years? Say that she might have betrayed his feelings?

Which sentence could be said?

She couldn’t say a word.

She was depressed and in pain. She felt stifled and uncomfortable alone. She told herself that she would be fine when tomorrow was over. But if Youyou was really her daughter, how was she going to face Pei Jingzhou in the future?

Her mind was in a whirl. The sink in front of her was full of water. She only realized belatedly that it was overflowing and dripping onto the floor. She turned off the water and looked in the mirror in front of her.

Suddenly, she looked very unfamiliar like this.

She came out of the bedroom.

There was no sign of Pei Jingzhou in the living room. Knowing that he was in the kitchen, Li Xiwu slowed down a little and walked towards the kitchen.

The ingredients were placed in the fridge by the auntie during the day. Pei Jingzhou matched them slightly. It seemed to be two dishes and a soup.

The soup was simmering in the pot, and a hot dish was cooking in the pan. Pei Jingzhou stood in front of the sink cleaning the vegetables he had just chosen. He was wearing a white shirt and an apron, and his cuffs were rolled up on his arms. He was focused and serious as he washed the vegetables.

Such a high and mighty person was willing to cook for her because he loved her. That was why he was willing.

Li Xiwu stood quietly at the side for a long time until Pei Jingzhou discovered her existence. He put the washed vegetables on the shelf to dribble. “Are you hungry?” he asked her.

Li Xiwu pursed her lips. “No.”

Pei Jingzhou looked up at her. “You’re usually as far away from me as possible when I cook. Why are you still here today?”

His reminder reminded Li Xiwu of how far away Li Xiwu was every time Pei Jingzhou cooked personally. She did not like to cook at home, especially in front of Pei Jingzhou. She was afraid that he would ask her to accompany him, so she avoided him every time.

She smiled. “I’m bored anyway.”

Pei Jingzhou took the garlic and placed it on the chopping board. He asked casually, “You encountered a problem on the first day you went back to work after the show?”

Li Xiwu said softly, “There are a lot of things that are piling up on my hands. Some of them are quite troublesome.”

Pei Jingzhou turned around and stir-fried the hot dishes in the pot. He picked up the pan and plated them. He brought the hot dishes over and took a pair of chopsticks. “Try them and see how they taste.”

Li Xiwu said, “Hmm?”

Pei Jingzhou said, “When the taste buds taste the best delicacy, the body will relax physically and mentally. Don’t think about troublesome things for the time being.”

Li Xiwu raised an eyebrow. “Best delicacy?

Pei Jingzhou said, “I’ve always been confident in my culinary skills.”

Li Xiwu reached out and took the chopsticks. “Then I want to try it.”

This hot dish was braised pork ribs in sauce. There was really no problem with the taste. It would not be a problem to put it in a restaurant. This was Li Xiwu’s affirmation of Pei Jingzhou’s culinary skills.

“Usually, at least one person in a family knows how to cook.” Li Xiwu put down her chopsticks. “There are two people in our family.”

Pei Jingzhou asked, “Which two? Li Xiwu said, “Hmm?”

Pei Jingzhou said, “Isn’t it just me?

Li Xiwu pursed her lips and smiled. She thought about the braised pork ribs just now. “Fourth Brother, your culinary skills can be passed down in the future.”

“I think so too.” Pei Jingzhou washed his hands and came over. He picked up the pair of chopsticks that Li Xiwu had used just now and picked up a piece of pork rib to try. “Not bad. Do you allow me to praise myself?”

Li Xiwu said, “You don’t have to praise yourself. I’ll praise you. Fourth Brother, your culinary skills are especially outstanding. Eat it once and it’ll leave a rich aftertaste. ”

Pei Jingzhou smiled. “Then let’s adopt a child in the future. When he’s ten years old, I’ll start teaching him how to cook.”

“Isn’t ten too early?” Li Xiwu asked without thinking.

Pei Jingzhou said seriously, “If you adopt a daughter, there’s no need to teach her. The first test for a son-in-law in the future is culinary skills. I’ll check it myself.”

Li Xiwu felt that this was fine.

The atmosphere was just right.

When the dishes were served, Pei Jingzhou opened a bottle of red wine. Although Pei Jingzhou controlled her alcohol tolerance, Li Xiwu still drank more than usual. Her alcohol tolerance was not good to begin with, and Pei Jingzhou drank more than her, but he was extremely sober.

Unlike Li Xiwu, who was already slightly tipsy after eating and drinking. Pei Jingzhou combed her long hair and moved it back. He hooked his long arm around her waist and carried her to the sofa. “Lie down for a while. I’ll go clean up.”

Li Xiwu did not let go of Pei Jingzhou’s neck and called his name softly. “Pei Jingzhou.”

Pei Jingzhou nodded and lowered his head to kiss her forehead. The sofa was very soft. Li Xiwu’s weak and boneless body was trapped in it, while Pei Jingzhou pressed against her. She looked up and met his gaze. Pei Jingzhou’s eyes were gentle, and there seemed to be a faint smile on his lips. He asked her, “Are you drunk?”

Li Xiwu slowly opened her hand. “I’m not drunk. I’m sober.”

The smile on Pei Jingzhou’s lips deepened. “Then see if my eyes are open or closed.”

Li Xiwu really took a closer look. They stared at each other for a moment before she reacted. She pushed his chest neither gently nor forcefully and muttered, “Go away.”

Pei Jingzhou smiled and stood up. He rolled up his sleeves and rubbed her hair before turning to clean up the dining table.

Li Xiwu was nestled on the sofa in a daze. She did not know how long she had been in a daze. The seat beside her collapsed slightly. She did not need to look sideways to know that Pei Jingzhou was here.

She reached over, and Pei Jingzhou caught her outstretched hand and leaned closer to her. “Are you sleepy?

Li Xiwu said in a muffled voice, “A little.”

Pei Jingzhou reached out with his other hand and held her waist. “Then shall I carry you back to the bedroom to sleep?

Li Xiwu shook her head. “I’m a little sleepy, but I can’t sleep.” With that, she slowly got up and leaned against Pei Jingzhou. The moment she leaned over, Pei Jingzhou raised his arm so that she could lean more comfortably.

Li Xiwu felt at ease when she smelled his scent… She subconsciously wrapped

her arms around his waist and murmured, “Pei Jingzhou, I’m sorry…”

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