C33 – You’re A Boring Man Truly
Just when the hall was about to fall into silence again, Lu Zheng suddenly said, “It’s getting late, let’s start the meal.”
This sentence came from a customer’s mouth that was quite loud, but other than Zuo Shaoqing, no one else thought so. Zuo Yunwen was so embarrassed that his face turned red, “It’s because this old man couldn’t take care of you, so I got someone to serve the dishes.”
At the same time he turned around, Zuo Yunwen gave Zuo Shaoqing a look, meaning for him to leave. Obviously, he felt that a bastard should not be on the table.
Zuo Shaoqing had only eaten a few pastries during the whole day. He was hungry to the point that his chest was pressed against his back. At this moment, he couldn’t care less about Zuo Yunwen’s mood, so he sat down peacefully.
From beginning to end, Lu Zheng never showed any sign of knowing Zuo Shaoqing. He played the role of a perfect stranger, which made Zuo Shaoqing secretly breathe a sigh of relief.
Being able to get to know Master Lu was definitely a good thing, but once he left, he would definitely be forced to confess and might even be beaten to a pulp.
The dishes quickly arrived at the table. There were sixteen big plates, eight different dishes, and all of them were delicacies that Zuo Shaoqing couldn’t normally eat. They were packed to the brim with dishes that were even more sumptuous than the New Year’s Eve meal on Zuo’s Mansion.
Although Zuo Shaoqing was not greedy, but having good food was better than eating cold rice steamed buns, so he felt that he was right to stay.
The maidservant poured a pot of wine and poured a cup for Lu Zheng. It was unknown if she was too nervous, but his hands were trembling and a few drops of it leaked out.
Even though Lu Zheng’s expression didn’t change, the servant girl was still so scared that she kneeled on the ground, trembling and unable to say a single word.
Zuo Family ruthlessly scratched the maid with his eyes. Zuo Shaoyan immediately took the wine jug and personally poured the wine for Sun Tie, “Liu Tie, this young maid doesn’t understand the rules and is clumsy. Please don’t blame her, this is Youuxi Town’s special Peach Blossom Wine, you can try it.”
Lu Zheng did not move. Zuo Shaoqing was aware of a certain someone’s caution. Looking at Zuo Shaoyan’s face which was becoming more and more unsightly, he suddenly laughed in his heart.
Thinking back to the first time he delivered food to Lu Zheng, wasn’t he like this? It was so hateful that it made one’s teeth itch.
When the atmosphere was the most awkward, the light robed man behind Lu Zheng drank the cup of wine and then silently went back to stand behind Lu Zheng.
Everyone knew what this meant, and Zuo Yunwen’s face didn’t look too good either. However, he still calmly instructed the servants to change cups.
When Lu Zheng was the first to move his chopsticks, Zuo Shaoqing didn’t care about the mood of the others anymore. He raised his chopsticks and grabbed the beef closest to him.
Lu Zheng had always only ate when he was full. Compared to the others, he was much more heroic. Of course, this was also because the other men were too refined.
Other than Zuo Shaoqing, the other men only put a few dishes on the nearest plate. They were basically there all the time … It was obvious how much pressure Master Lu had created from eating all day long and slowly.
Zuo Shaojin, who was sitting beside Zuo Shaoqing, stuffed a mouthful of rice full of rice and almost couldn’t hold it in anymore. He was so anxious that tears were rolling in his eyes.
Zuo Shaoqing kindly scooped a bowl of soup for him and instructed him, “Eat slowly!” Then under the grateful gaze of his younger cousin, he continued to sweep through the delicacies.
Only after eating seventy percent full did Zuo Shaoqing’s movements slow down. At the same time, he was puzzled: Why has there been such a huge change in this life? Wasn’t Lu Zheng supposed to leave after just a few words from the Zuo’s Mansion?
In order to guard against this, Zuo Shaoqing even imitated Zuo Shaoyan’s handwriting and hinted at Liu Tie to come and go with Zuo Family so that the two new and old brother-in-law could gather together and see how Zuo Family could marry two women.
Ye Zichen didn’t expect Cao Zongguan to come and meet him, but no matter how he looked at the atmosphere, it didn’t seem right.
Putting aside Cao Zongguan’s question, why would Lu Zheng appear in Zuo Family at this time? and even swaggering around to sit at the Zuo’s Mansion to eat? This was too different from what he knew about the future. Zuo Shaoqing was both nervous and expectant.
Could he think that Lu Zheng’s abnormality was due to him?
Thinking of this, Zuo Shaoqing quickly lowered his head to clear the throbbing in his eyes. He picked up a chicken drumstick and started munching on it.
After a repressed dinner, Zuo Yunwen tried to chat with Lu Zheng. Unfortunately, no matter what he said, the other party would either keep a cold face or say something wrong.
For example, Zuo Yunwen just mentioned: “Haha, tonight’s moonlight is pretty good, how about we go to the backyard and admire the moon?”
Lu Zheng drank his tea without raising his head, “It’s just a dead thing, what’s there to reward?”
If it wasn’t for Zuo Shaoqing’s willingness to see Zuo Yunwen humiliated, he would have said something to him at this moment: You heartless vulgar person!
“Yes, yes, then why not… This old one will play chess with Young Master?” Zuo Yunwen thought he was good at chess.
“No way! Yes,” Lu Zheng replied coldly. Zuo Yunwen was so ashamed that he wanted to find a hole to hide in. This old one only knows some basics.
In the end, Zuo Shaoyan was smarter, so he went up to help him out. “Father, this must be Master Lu’s first time coming to Youuxi Town, how about I accompany him for a walk?”
Seeing Zuo Yunwen nod repeatedly, he turned to Lu Zheng and asked with a smile, “What does Master Lu think?”
Lu Zheng didn’t refuse this time. He nodded and stood up. Then, he walked towards the door without saying hello.
Zuo Shaoqing twitched his mouth. He felt that the injured Lu Zheng was easier to serve. He would eat whatever he was given and wear whatever he was given. He wasn’t as picky as he was now.
Zuo Shaoqing wanted to follow them, but unfortunately, after sitting in the carriage for a whole day, his body was about to fall apart.
However, before he could take action, someone in front suddenly turned around and pointed at him. “Follow!”
“…” At that moment, Zuo Shaoqing felt that everyone’s gaze was focused on him. It had an inexplicable meaning. His expression was complicated and he had the urge to run away.
But it was impossible for him to slip away under the eyes of so many people, especially if he was walking at the front.
Zuo Shaoqing followed them onto Youuxi Town Main Street. Today happened to be the first day, and both sides of the road were filled with peddlers peddling along the street, bustling with noise and excitement.
Zuo Shaoyan was half a step behind Lu Zheng, explaining to him the customs and practices of Youuxi Town as well as saying a few sentences about the development history of Zuo Family and their current status. Whether it was from the outside or the inside, all of them were imbuing Master Lu with an idea: Although Zuo’s Mansion was defeated, and he had no choice but to live in this place, but the people of Zuo Family did not slack off because of this, and still diligently studied.
Zuo Shaoqing, who was standing far behind, took two steps and yawned. His tears were almost flowing out. He was extremely resentful and thought to himself: “If I knew it was going to happen, I would have slept enough in the carriage.”
While Zuo Shaoyan was talking about Youuxi Town, Lu Zheng rudely interrupted him and said: “Go back.”
“…” Everyone was silent.
Zuo Shaoqing turned his head to take a look and clearly saw Zuo’s Mansion’s eaves. I probably have only walked not more than a hundred meters, right?
He stood sideways on the street, waiting for Master Lu to pass by first, secretly guessing: Is Lu Zheng’s injuries still not healed? Now that he was showing off his robust physique, he was actually just forcing himself to stay strong?
This guess instantly caused his mood to improve, so much so that when he heard Lu Zheng’s voice transmission, he was still in a daze.
Watching the back of the person walking back, Zuo Shaoqing muttered worriedly: “Zi time? Is this asking my son to go to him or his son to come to me? Can’t you just say two more words?”
“Shao Qing, quickly follow.” Not far away, Cao Zongguan was waving at him.
Zuo Shaoqing looked at the smiling man in front of him. That smile was like a spring breeze, gloating over the mistake made by Zuo Shuhui in her previous life.
It was foolish to refuse such a fine man and insist on going to the Duke of Guo’s estate to live as a widow.