344 Not a Person from the Good-Looks Club
Tang Xiaoyu sighed inside at this.
If only Uncle Pei didn't pass away. With his capabilities, Pei Family Real Estate might be much bigger than the one under Pei Zhenghui's current control.
If it were like that, then Ge Ge wouldn't be feeling less than the others right now.
In her heart, her friend could match up to any man in the world.
"That Wen Qimo fellow gave me a strange feeling earlier, so I followed him down." Repressing the worry she felt for her friend, she smiled at the latter.
"Strange? I agree! I also think he's behaving rather strangely." When Tang Xiaoyu changed the topic, Pei Ge inwardly sighed in relief.
"I don't know why, but I find his parents weird, too. There's just something not quite right about them." She described the feeling she had a while ago.
"Pwah! Your gut feeling is right!" Her baffled look made Tang Xiaoyu burst into peals of laughter.
'Huh? Is there something you know that I don't?" she asked, feeling puzzled.
"I don't really know much if you put it that way, but…" Tang Xiaoyu smiled mysteriously before whispering conspiratorially, "I know for sure that the couple whom you just had lunch with… are not that guy's parents."
"Huh?! Not his parents?" While Pei Ge had thought that the couple was a little weird, she had never considered the possibility of them being his pretend parents.
After all, the man had no reason to bring her to meet fake parents.
"That's right. That middle-aged couple is totally unrelated to him." Tang Xiaoyu smilingly nodded and then continued, "They are strangers he hired to put on an act."
"…" She was only made speechless by her revelation.
"Why did he find a pair of fake parents to put on a show? Also, how did you know of this?" She turned inquisitive upon learning of this bit of information.
Question marks filled her mind. She really could not understand what Wen Qimo was trying to achieve.
"Pwah! He said he hired some fake parents for rehearsal. Do you believe that?" Not believing this reason herself, Tang Xiaoyu laughed when she shared it to her.
That Wen Qimo is such an interesting person.
Rehearsal? Only he will probably dare say such a lie.
"… I don't believe it, too." Pei Ge tugged at her lips and shook her head.
"That's why I think he's lying; his actual target should be that woman in red earlier." Tang Xiaoyu rubbed her chin with her fingers as she made an educated guess.
"How did you find out that those two aren't his parents?" She looked at her curiously.
"Oh, I secretly followed him down and saw him pass over some money to those two, so…" She stopped speaking here and just winked knowingly at Pei Ge.
She easily got what she meant.
"I still don't really get why he would do such a thing. If it's because of that woman, he just needs to tell her upfront that he's gay. All he has to say is that he likes men and not women." She also propped up her chin in her palm with a quizzical look.
"Who knows? Perhaps, he doesn't want others to know of his sexual orientation, or he already told that woman about it before, but she didn't believe him. Of course, another possibility is that…" Tang Xiaoyu gave her a furtive glance.
"What?" she prompted.
"… That guy isn't actually a homosexual." She dispassionately shrugged and leaned back in the chair.
"Er… That should be impossible." Pei Ge shook her head in denial.
It could not be helped that she would think this way. Her first impression of him was just too strong and thoroughly convinced her of the man's homosexuality.
"These are the desserts you've ordered, dear customers." Amid their talk, the waiter brought over plates of desserts and stood by their side.
The table with floral design was soon filled with desserts. At the same time, Pei Ge's eyes were soon only filled with the image of these desserts.
What Ji Ziming or Wen Qimo? They were all thrown to the back of her head.
Nothing could be bigger to her in this world than desserts!
She happily lifted the spoon and started digging in.
Tang Xiaoyu shook her head in amusement at the sight of her best friend totally being engrossed in her food.
This lass still loves desserts the most!
"Sigh… You should lessen your sweet intake, or you will gain more weight," she sipped her coffee and gently reminded.
"What's there to worry about? I'm willing to gain weight as long as I can eat these!" Pei Ge laughed before swallowing another mouthful of the sugary stuff.
Watching her best friend's nonchalant attitude, Tang Xiaoyu could only laugh in resignation. "Don't you want to regain your past beauty?"
"It's not that I don't want. There is no girl in this world who doesn't like being pretty." She drank a mouthful of her strawberry milkshake and then muttered this.
"You should eat less sweet stuff, then." Tang Xiaoyu shook her head speechlessly.
It really is such a waste to give my best friend all the good genes!
"If a man only likes me for my looks, then I'd rather be alone." She nudged her mouth and harrumphed.
In any case, I hate men who judge others by their looks.
"Alright, I can never win against you in a verbal argument. Eat, eat! You can just die of obesity for all I care." She looked at Pei Ge in defeat and amusedly pushed her best friend's favorite desserts toward the latter.
The two quickly finished their somewhat early afternoon tea amid chatter and laughter.
Once they were done, the fair-skinned, rich, and beautiful Tang Xiaoyu dragged Pei Ge toward a mall to do some shopping.
With this, she witnessed Tang Xiaoyu transform into a crazy shopper as she went on a shopping spree.
She felt really defeated by her best friend when she saw her take out a card and swipe it everywhere without a regard for the price tag.
Seeing the number of shopping bags rapidly increase until they were almost unable to carry them all, she moved to stop her best friend's splurging.
"Xiaoyu, we've got too much stuff already and we can't carry anymore, so you should stop buying and let's go home now." She looked pleadingly at Tang Xiaoyu, who was in the middle of shopping for handbags.
"We'll just have this stuff delivered if we can't carry them." Tang Xiaoyu shrugged.
"…" She could only zip her mouth as she failed to dissuade her best friend from shopping a lot.
Sigh… I really don't know who can support Xiaoyu, this spendthrift woman…
The two were about to enter another store in the mall when Tang Xiaoyu's handphone rang.
Tang Xiaoyu stopped whatever she was doing and fished out her hand phone from her handbag.
She frowned when she saw the caller ID displayed on her phone.
Why is he calling?