1088 You know it if I am speaking nonsense.
"He's such a handsome man! Don't you feel attracted at all?!"
Pei Ge tugged at her lips exasperatedly, snatching the burger back.
"I really wonder what's in your head all day long."
She was entirely speechless at what her best friend had just said.
After taking a bite off the cake to calm her nerves, she finally had the time to roll her eyes at the latter.
"I say, have you been too free recently? Why do you keep saying strange things? I am already a mother, so what are you thinking all day long?"
"What's wrong with that? Can't a mother fall in love now?" Tang Xiaoyu nudged her lips in disagreement. "You're the one who lacks self-esteem. You are clearly so popular, yet every da—"
"What are you mumbling to yourself?"
After finishing the last bit of her tiramisu, her best friend looked up at her.
She quickly shook her head at the latter's pointed gaze.
"Nothing, nothing! I wasn't saying anything!"
"Really? Then, what's up with your mouth opening and closing just then?"
Seeing that her best friend was prepared to get to the bottom of things, she could only blink and explain smilingly.
"I wasn't mumbling anything. I just feel that you and Shen Rui are too fated with each other! You were tablemates in middle school, and now, you guys are senior and junior; plus…"
She covered her mouth and giggled.
Her secretiveness piqued Pei Ge's curiosity.
She, for her part, did feel that so-called fate with the guy, though.
"Do you know who helped you and auntie a great deal this time?"
"Isn't it Zhengrong's friend…" The moment she said this, her eyes widened infinitely in understanding.
"Don't tell me that that person is… Shen Rui?!"
So shocked was she that her eyes were filled with disbelief.
"Bingo! That's right. That former classmate of ours, Little Fatty Shen, is your helper this time!"
Her best friend clicked her fingers together and smiled brightly when she made a correct guess.
"Gosh… That's too—"
Before she could finish speaking, the other woman interjected.
"Too coincidental, right?"
She nodded fervently at her.
"I actually only found out today and didn't expect this. Little Fatty Shen is actually my boyfriend's friend and is even the one who helped you out a lot," lamented the other softly.
"Then I must properly convey my thanks to him!" As she spoke, she whipped out her phone to look for Egger's number. "Xiaoyu, what do you think of us treating him to dinner tonight? After all, he helped us so much."
Tang Xiaoyu's eyes lit up at this.
Her lips curled up while her heart leaped with joy. Thinking about the fate the two had, she happily and unhesitatingly agreed, "Sure! Drop him a text to arrange in advance! He is now a busy man, after all!"
"That's true. I can see that that boy has some achievements now. The air around him is totally different from the one in the past."
While speaking, she quickly composed a message and sent it to the man in question.
In the opposite seat, Tang Xiaoyu rested her palms behind her neck. Once she saw that her best friend had sent out the message, she heaved a sigh of relief and revealed a radiant expression involuntarily.
"You two should talk to each other properly tonight! As for me and my boyfriend, we won't be joining the crowd!"
"Huh? Aren't you coming tonight?" Pei Ge frowned in confusion when she heard this. "Don't do that. It'll be so awkward if it's just me and Shen Rui tonight."
"Heh! There's nothing to be awkward about!" The other grinned at her as a sly look flashed past her eyes. "Anyway, I won't be accompanying you tonight! I want to spend some couple's time with my Zhengrong tonight!"
She could only shrug helplessly and express her understanding at this. "Sigh… I haven't seen him for so many years. What should we talk about when we have dinner tonight…"
"He he! I think that, as long as you sit opposite him, he'll be happy even if you don't make a sound!"
"You! I realize that you are more than just free and bored recently!"
On one end, Pei Ge was pondering about what she should talk about with her ex-classmate after not meeting for such a long time.
On the other end, Egger, who had received her message, displayed a mixture of glee and uneasiness.
He was gleeful that the woman had asked him out for dinner tonight, but he was also uneasy that he had to dine with her.
Gu Zhengrong was still beside him. Although he could not see the content of the message the latter had received, he could still tell from the guy's expression that the sender was Pei Ge.
Seeing his ecstatic expression, he did not know why but he felt a little jealous of the man.
"I heard that Mr. Egger has a girlfriend."
He regarded the man who was smiling like a fool at his phone coldly.
The man, who was engrossed in the knowledge that he would be having dinner with his beloved woman tonight, instantly retracted his glee and narrowed his eyes at the other's remark.
"Mr. Gu, you seem to have some misunderstanding of me. I've never had anything like a girlfriend. I hope that you won't speak of such nonsense in front of her."
Although there was no anger or chilliness on his face as he neutrally stated that, his words were clearly laced with inexplicable murderous intent and threat.
If it were any average person standing across him, they would likely be frightened silly.
Alas, the one standing across him was no average person; this man started out with nothing yet still managed to make a name for himself along New York's Wall Street.
"I believe that you know it if I am speaking nonsense."