I’m 8 Million Poor
I’m 8 Million Poor Chapter 68

Luo Xiao inside gave a low reply, his eyes full of light—— Seeing that the plan was going smoothly, his thirst for chaos couldn’t be suppressed for a while.

He fixed his eyes on Jiang Baiwan and Ji Chen who were not far away, a crazy idea kept surging through his mind. Jiang Zhishu’s countdown sounded in his ears. “There will be a wave of waiters coming around in front of you soon. Act as circumstances dictates. Five, four, three, two, one, now!”

Luo Xiao took a deep breath and quickly walked behind Jiang Baiwan. He patted her shoulder lightly. “Hey? Xiao Wan? Why are you here?”

Jiang Baiwan had just picked up the spoon to taste the soup set before her when she was suddenly interrupted by someone. She put down the spoon and looked back, only to see Luo Xiao. Jiang Baiwan was a little surprised. “Luo Xiao? What are you doing here?”

“I also received an invitation today, so of course I came.” Luo Xiao smiled at Jiang Baiwan like a peacock spreading its tail. “We venture capitalists often come to this kind of places all the time, you know, to seek customers.”

Saying this, Luo Xiao pulled out a chair and sat down beside Jiang Baiwan. At this moment, Ji Chen was sitting on Jiang Baiwan’s left, while Luo Xiao sat on Jiang Baiwan’s right. The two men had not spoken a word to each other up till now, but there was an indescribably weird atmosphere.

Jiang Baiwan didn’t notice it at first, but when Luo Xiao sat down, she felt a little uncomfortable. “That…… I came today with Ji Chen.”

“I know.” Luo Xiao smiled.” I saw you earlier. You and President Ji look like a real good match standing together.”

Jiang Baiwan felt even weirder as she kept a smile on her face. “Then…… thank you?”

“I’m not genuinely giving my blessings.” Luo Xiao lowered his voice so that his words could only be heard by the two of them, “Don’t drink this bowl of soup.”

Jiang Baiwan’s heart trembled but she didn’t show any signs on her face. Instead of picking up the spoon in front of her again, she placed her hands on her knees.

Sitting on the side, Ji Chen had been watching their every move. Looking at Jiang Baiwan’s appearance as if she was very close to Luo Xiao, a burst of unspeakable jealousy surged up in his heart again. He did not interrupt the conversation between Jiang Baiwan and Luo Xiao, but quietly put his hand under the table and held Jiang Baiwan’s hand.

Jiang Baiwan froze for a moment. She could clearly feel the heat coming from Ji Chen’s hand. Her heart started beating a little faster and she subconsciously tried to pull back her hand, but in return, Ji Chen used an even greater strength—— He simply grasp Jiang Baiwan’s hand tightly and refused to let go.

What’s wrong with this person now? Jiang Baiwan couldn’t help but turn her head and secretly glared at Ji Chen. Ji Chen’s expression was very calm and even when he felt Jiang Baiwan’s gaze, he stayed firm and didn’t let go of her hand.

“What’s wrong?” Luo Xiao called Jiang Baiwan again from the side. “You look a bit upset.”

Jiang Baiwan simply felt embarrassed to the point of suffocation. “……It’s nothing, I felt a little hungry just now, but not anymore.”

As if Luo Xiao didn’t notice Ji Chen’s private actions, he continued to smile gently at Jiang Baiwan. “You look so beautiful today, but girls don’t need to lose weight like this. This soup isn’t tasty, let me change it for you.”

Gu Dongcheng was at the door. He watched as Jiang Baiwan was about to eat that bowl of soup, when Luo Xiao actually sat beside her and the two started chatting. Gu Dongcheng frowned tightly, wondering what Luo Xiao was trying to do—— What was he doing? What was he saying to Jiang Baiwan?

Just when Gu Dongcheng’s patience was about to run out, he suddenly felt someone bump into him violently. Gu Dongcheng couldn’t stand steadily and fell to the ground. The young man gave him a disgusted look and said first, “Why are you standing here? Are you being paid just to laze around? Hurry up and get back to work!”

Gu Dongcheng responded twice, not daring to say anything more. Jiang Zhishu coldly snorted. “Hurry up!”

After saying that, Jiang Zhishu glanced inside the hall and left. Gu Dongcheng hurriedly leaned back to the door, only to see that Jiang Baiwan had already grabbed the spoon and started to eat the food in front of her. He immediately laughed.

Jiang Baiwan, you’ve finally taken the bait. Luo Xiao distracted her attention, but luckily, Ji Chen didn’t drag her away.

Since Jiang Baiwan had already eaten the food, there was no point to stay there any longer. Gu Dongcheng hurriedly left and ran quietly towards the back door—— He now had to start on his next plan.

Jiang Baiwan ate two spoonfuls of the soup in front of her and couldn’t help looking at Luo Xiao on the side. Just now while Luo Xiao was speaking, he suddenly switched the soup bowl in front them very naturally. When Jiang Baiwan asked him why he did so, Luo Xiao actually smiled and said, “Because yours looks better.”

Heaven knows that when Luo Xiao said these words, Ji Chen’s grip on Jiang Baiwan’s hand tightened for a moment, before loosening again quickly. Jiang Baiwan pursed her lips. “D-does it?”

Luo Xiao leaned closer. “Have a taste. This bowl doesn’t have coriander in it.”

Jiang Baiwan knew that Luo Xiao must have discovered something, which was why he came to change the soup for her. Following Luo Xiao’s words, she grabbed a spoon and took two mouthfuls. “This chef’s skill is really good, almost up to par with Master Wei from my shop.”

Luo Xiao couldn’t help but burst out laughing. “Master Wei ah…… Master Wei’s craftsmanship isn’t something that ordinary chefs can compare to.”

Saying this, Luo Xiao spoke to Ji Chen for the first time this evening. “Mr. Ji, don’t you think so?”

Ji Chen lifted the corners of his mouth and showed a very standard smile. “Mr. Luo, when did you come? I didn’t even notice.”

Luo Xiao: “……” Just pretend.

Jiang Baiwan raised her eyes to look at the sky, wanting to laugh but not daring to. She could only try hard to hold it in.

“It’s normal that President Ji didn’t notice, after all, I was talking to Xiao Wan the whole time.” Luo Xiao was no fool either and quickly return fire. But after he said this, the sound of music was heard throughout the hall—— While dinner was being held, the ball also began.

Luo Xiao seized Jiang Baiwan’s other hand. “Miss Jiang, I wonder if I may have the pleasure of dancing with you?”

Jiang Baiwan was now restrained on both sides, with two hands being held by two men. With Ji Chen’s resentful eyes on the left and Luo Xiao’s eager gaze on the right, Jiang Baiwan felt like a heartless man who had been caught cheating on his wife on the spot.

She wanted to shake off Luo Xiao’s hand, but he probably wanted to take the opportunity to say something to her during the dance. Jiang Baiwan looked at Ji Chen with some difficulty. Just when she was about to tell Ji Chen about Luo Xiao’s words, he heard Luo Xiao whisper again, “Don’t tell him.”

Jiang Baiwan glanced at him, then looked at Ji Chen beside her, and finally said to Ji Chen, “I’ll talk to him about something pertaining to venture capital. Don’t worry.”

Ji Chen stared fixedly at Jiang Baiwan for a while without saying anything, and then slowly let go of her hand.

Jiang Baiwan was soon pulled by Luo Xiao into the dance floor. Luo Xiao’s hands were very gentlemanly and didn’t touch Jiang Baiwan. He kept it hovering in the air. Then he said in a low voice to Jiang Baiwan, “You’re quite courageous too. Look at Ji Chen’s eyes, they’re already about to burn me down.”

Jiang Baiwan dare not look at Ji Chen. She shrank her neck and gritted her teeth. “What the hell is going on? Please explain it to me clearly.”

“Someone is plotting against you and wanted to ruin Ji Chen’s reputation along the side.” Luo Xiao said with a smile. “I came to help you and just wanted to beat the other person on his own game.”

Jiang Baiwan frowned. “What do you mean?”

“My meaning is……” Luo Xiao led her around in a circle. “Take my plate of soup later and go to Shui Lan’ers side. Sit down and have chat with her. Of course, the important thing is not to chat, but…… to let Shui Lan’er taste the soup you brought.”

Jiang Baiwan was astonished. She looked up at Luo Xiao and slowly narrowed her eyes. “……You planned this alone?”

“Not really, of course I have another helper.” Luo Xiao guided Jiang Baiwan on the dance floor. The two of them didn’t care about any dance steps, anyway, the rhythm of the song wasn’t fast. “But I can’t tell you right now. By the end of this banquet, you…… would understand.”

“You are up to something here.” Jiang Baiwan cocked her head, a shrewd light flashed in her eyes. “Then tell me, will Shui Lan’er be unlucky? What exactly is in that bowl of soup?”

Luo Xiao shrugged his shoulders. “How would I know? I’m just an errand boy. I don’t understand everything and don’t know everything either. All I know is that you can’t drink that soup.”

“Then you did that on purpose in front of Chen!” Jiang Baiwan suddenly flipped out on Luo Xiao and pushed him away in the middle of the dance floor. Luo Xiao was caught off guard by Jiang Baiwan’s push and took two steps back.

Jiang Baiwan folded her arms and raised her chin as she coldly snorted, “Luo Xiao, don’t even think about it. I give you my own money for venture capital, but there’s no way I’ll help you persuade Ji Chen!”

After saying that, Jiang Baiwan walked out of the dance floor arrogantly, leaving only Luo Xiao standing in the middle of the dance floor, looking actually a bit pitiful.

Sitting in front of the table, Ji Chen took it all in. When he saw Jiang Baiwan pushed Luo Xiao away, Ji Chen couldn’t help but smile. Jiang Baiwan sat back down beside him and took the initiative to hold Ji Chen’s hand. She even winked at him. “How’s that? Not jealous anymore?”

“It’s okay.” Ji Chen said in a deep voice, “I’m still a little upset, but…… compared to earlier, it’s better now.”

“That’ll do.” Jiang Baiwan sat forward. “I need to do something, so sit down by yourself for a while.”

With that, Jiang Baiwan picked up the bowl of soup in front of Luo Xiao’s seat and left gracefully.

pocketrobbin[Translator]

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