Chapter 126: Loving You More Everyday
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After a while, Ning Xi finished washing up before she headed downstairs. She greeted the little bun as usual, “Hey, good morning darling!”
However, the little bun refused to acknowledge her. He even turned his face to one side in an arrogant, yet adorable manner.
Ning Xi: “Uh…”
Lu Tingxiao, who was currently sitting at the dining table and reading the newspaper, raised an eyebrow in surprise upon seeing the situation. He tossed a puzzled gaze at Ning Xi, “The two of you are fighting?”
Ning Xi rubbed her nose, “Little Treasure was trying to persuade me to quit drinking just now. After I told him that there were also many benefits in drinking alcohol, he got angry at me…”
So that was what had happened. Lu Tingxiao nodded in understanding.
The cogs in Ning Xi’s head turned before she immediately requested an alliance, “Lu Tingxiao, could you help me talk to Little Treasure? Aren’t there plenty of benefits in drinking alcohol as well?”
Since Lu Tingxiao also had to drink at social gatherings, she thought that he would stand on her side for sure.
Lu Tingxiao turned to his right and looked at Ning Xi whose expression was full of expectation. He then turned to his left to look at his son, who was clearly indignant. He held a fist up to his mouth and coughed lightly, “There are indeed benefits to drinking…”
Ning Xi immediately slapped her thigh in excitement, “Little Bun, see, I was right!”
The little bun immediately tossed a look of contempt at his dear dad. He had clearly been the one to suggest it last night, but now he had changed sides from just a single plea by Auntie Xiao Xi.
He didn’t stick to his principles!
Realising that his son was looking at him like a traitor, Lu Tingxiao lost his smile and continued speaking, “However, the harm of drinking alcohol far outweighs the benefits. Furthermore, you have to drink an appropriate amount to reap the benefits mentioned. Thus, unless you really can’t avoid it, it would be best to drink as little as you can.”
Having said so, he added on, “I’ve been trying to quit drinking recently.”
When he finished speaking, Ning Xi immediately sprawled on the table listlessly, “Big Boss, what happened to our alliance…”
After a moment, she had finally accepted the fact that the big bun and the little bun were allied against her. She raised her hand to indicate her surrender and said, “Alright, alright. I’ll try to drink less if I can in the future. I won’t boast about my capacity for liquor, I won’t compete in drinking with others, and I’ll make sure I can stop once I start drinking! Can you forgive me now, darling?”
Little Treasure examined her expression, and only nodded after determining that she was being sincere. He reached out his chubby little hand and patted her head lightly, the same way she usually did when she was praising him, as if saying that she was a good child.
Ning Xi really didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Other than that, her heart was filled with the warmth of the care and concern she felt from them. She picked up the little bun and kissed him, “Darling, you’re so cute even when you’re angry. I’m loving you even more every single day, what should I do?”
Little Treasure’s eyes lit up, he was very happy.
Lu Tingxiao, who had to face loving scenes like this almost everyday: “…”
His son only had to act cute to get what he wanted. However, he had to think through his every move carefully to navigate through many trials…
At the chairman’s office in Crown Real Estate.
Zhu Xiangcheng’s fierce-looking face trembled as he stood up, slamming his palm on the table, “That’s impossible! We’ve always done things this way and we’ve never seen any complaints from the Lu Corporation about it. Why do they have issues this time?”
The manager’s face was filled with anxiety, “There have been changes within the Lu Corporation’s internal departments recently, so they’ve gotten more strict on quality control. We have to see what the Lu Corporation has to say about this matter. If they close one eye regarding this matter, then we’ll pass. If they’re going to get serious about it, then it’s ultimately a problem with our quality, and we’re the ones who violated the contract…”
Zhu Xiangcheng paced back and forth violently, “Then what can we do now?”
“Rumour has it that it was Lu Tingxiao who personally sent the order to reject the agreement, so we can only try solve this by approaching him…” The manager muttered to himself.
Upon hearing this, Zhu Xiangcheng’s mood became even more irritable, “Nothing works on Lu Tingxiao! He won’t be moved by force, persuasion, bribes or women… It’s just a dead end if we try to solve this by approaching him! No… wait… if it’s women… maybe there’s one person who can do it…”