212 Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Pei Ge's face immediately turned dark at that.
What did he mean by that?! Is the food I make that deplorable?!
She shot Mu Heng a withering glance as she angrily thought inside, Isn't it just making a meal for Ji Ziming? Why does everyone keep making a fuss about the food I make?
"What do you mean by that?! What's wrong with the food I make?!" She glared daggers at the man, unable to suppress her anger any longer.
Her fierce look did not frighten Mu Heng at all, and it, instead, made him burst into laughter.
The reason was simple. Pei Ge's doe eyes could not scare anyone even when she was mad, and they, instead, made one find her adorable.
"What are you laughing at?!" She became more incensed by his laughter.
"Nothing, nothing, nothing. I'm not laughing at you. It is just that…" He gave Ji Ziming an amorous look before grinning at her. "Our CEO Ji is known for his pickiness in food. He only eats the best cuisines…."
Although he did not complete his words, she still understood what he meant.
"…" Damn! Her anger was immediately extinguished by that, yet she still looked at the man sullenly.
"CEO Ji, it's time for me to go home now." She did not wish to haggle with Mu Heng and just decided to bid Ji Ziming goodbye after arranging the utensils on the table.
Ji Ziming frowned at her sullen look and moved to speak, but the noisy Mu Heng beat him to it.
"Don't mind my words. Stay for dinner with us!" Mu Heng passionately invited her, as if he were the owner of this room.
"…" Her mouth twitched at his passionate invitation. Damn! Why do I feel that those words sound like something the owner of a place would say?! I clearly made these dishes!
Ji Ziming narrowed his cold eyes at his best friend. When did I ever agree to let you stay for dinner?
"It's fine. I will have dinner at home," she firmly rejected.
Ji Ziming slightly nodded his head at that and hummed, "Mhm."
"Then, CEO Ji, I will be off now." She then rushed out of the room.
Mu Heng watched her receding back and peeked at his best friend.
As he had expected, his best friend's gaze was fixed on her.
Ji Ziming's eyebrows suddenly twitched. Mu Heng, who was following his gaze on her, saw the woman stop and return.
"Er, right. CEO Ji, I will take home those ingredients in the kitchen." She only thought of informing the man about it as she was leaving.
Mu Heng burst into laughter when she turned around and meekly said this to Ji Ziming.
"Aiyo, the hell?! Ha ha ha ha!" He continued to guffaw.
Pei Ge was confused by his laughter, while Ji Ziming looked darkly at him.
"… Mhm." Ji Ziming coldly glared at the laughing Mu Heng beside him as he gave this reply to her.
"I will let someone send them over."
"It's fine; it's fine. I can take a taxi home." She waved her hands to reject his offer before looking gratefully at Ji Ziming.
Compared to this lunatic, Mu Heng, Ji Ziming is really much more normal!
"Wait." He ignored her refusal and picked up his phone to dial a number.
He quickly cut off the call under Mu Heng's amorous gaze.
"Wait here for a moment." He ignored the silly-looking Mu Heng and said this to her softly.
She was slightly abashed to reject him again. After all, it would be rude to do that since he had already made the call.
"Oh." She nodded her head obediently.
"Then, how about we sit down and have a meal together?" Mu Heng grinned at her and then looked at Ji Ziming.
"… It's really fine." She blinked her eyes and shook her head.
"Just come over. It will be so awkward for us to eat while you stand there at the side," Mu Heng urged her with a smile.
She could not fathom why Mu Heng wanted her to eat with them so much.
She turned to give Ji Ziming a complicated look.
Her eyes were promptly met by his deep-set eyes. It was as if his gaze had never left her.
"Come over," he lightly ordered when he saw her look at him. He then walked toward the dining table.
Although he gave this order curtly, she still obediently followed it.
"Yo! Our CEO Ji is really the charming one here! Mhm! In fact, he is way better than me!" Mu Heng remarked with a shake his head when he saw her obedient follow his best friend's order.
She disliked glib-tongued men the most, especially someone like Mu Heng. Hence, when she heard that, she quickly rolled her eyes at him and walked to the kitchen to get herself a set of utensils.
The two men had already sat down and were drinking the soup she had boiled when she returned.
"Little Chili, not bad! Your cooking is pretty good! Although the taste of this fish soup can still be improved, it is already at an acceptable level for someone who is not a chef," Mu Heng complimented her with a grin. Although he was saying this with a broad smile on the outside, he was actually feeling shocked on the inside.
Who is Ziming? He is someone born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He is really picky when it comes to his food because he has the right to be!
Ziming, who has sampled all sorts of scrumptious food and only eats cuisines made by five-star chefs, is actually eating such a normal-tasting and simple fish soup? He even seems to be enjoying it!
This is really too shocking!
Honestly speaking, I really don't understand what is so good about this bowl of fish soup….
Could it be that the idiom 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder' is in effect right now?
Tsk, tsk. How unbelievable.