Chapter 194: New beautiful neighbours
Time flew by, and before they knew it, it was already 9:30 in the evening. Inside the rental house, Chu Tian looked at Bai Xiaochun, Li Niannian, and Xia Mo, all of whom were sitting on the sofa with flushed faces, unable to help but laugh. They had certainly indulged in a lot of drinks tonight.
Chu Tian had brought two boxes of red wine from the bar, each containing six bottles, totaling twelve bottles. All five of them had indulged in the drinks. Although Xia Mo had a good tolerance for alcohol, even she couldn’t withstand the effects of the night. Her eyes were blurred.
Bai Xiaochun and Li Niannian had fallen asleep on the sofa more than ten minutes ago. Only Chu Tian and Li Sisi remained awake. Despite having consumed the most alcohol, they were still fine.
Li Sisi finished cleaning up the pots and bowls in the kitchen and came out. She looked at Xia Mo, who was blushing and had blurred vision, and smiled. “Xia Mo, don’t leave tonight. Stay here and sleep.”
“No, I… I have to go back,” Xia Mo replied, leaning on the sofa and shaking her head with blurred eyes.
“Why do you want to go back?” Li Sisi asked. “You’re drunk. Don’t go back. We have a big bed here. Why can’t you sleep here? Don’t go.”
“No,” Xia Mo shook her head and said, “I have to go home, take a bath, and change my underwear. I must go back.”
“It’s different here,” Li Sisi insisted. “We have spare underwear here, several sets, and they’re all new. You don’t have to wear what you have. I’ll get you a set later.”
“No,” Xia Mo said, slowly standing up. “I… I will go back now.”
Before Xia Mo could take a step, she stumbled and fell to the ground. But before she hit the floor, Chu Tian quickly caught her and gently laid her on the sofa.
Chu Tian smiled and said, “Come on, Sister Xia, don’t wander around. Rest here. I’ll take you back later.”
“It’s okay. I’m fine,” Xia Mo shook her head and insisted, “I’m awake now.”
“All right,” Chu Tian smiled. “Don’t worry, even if you were to fall down the stairs like that, you wouldn’t wake up. Just stay seated, I’ll take care of you later.”
“Okay, fine,” Xia Mo mumbled in her intoxicated state. “I feel a bit unsteady, but please be more restrained when you take me home. Don’t touch me inappropriately. Just… don’t take advantage of me.”
Hearing Xia Mo’s words, Li Sisi chuckled and said, “Don’t worry, I’ll accompany Chu Tian to take you home, okay?”
“Yes,” Xia Mo agreed. “You should come along. Chu Tian will behave better with you around. Otherwise, he might make a move on me.”
Chu Tian smiled helplessly and said, “Fine, okay. Sisi sister and I will take you home. Rest assured. First, let me settle these two. They’re drunk and unconscious.”
More than ten minutes later, Chu Tian and Li Sisi escorted Li Niannian and Bai Xiaochun to the bedroom and helped them lie down on the bed to sleep. In the living room, Xia Mo couldn’t sit still and insisted on going back. Chu Tian and Li Sisi had no choice but to accompany her first.
It was 10:00 p.m.! In Xia Mo’s rented room, Li Sisi handed a washed towel to Xia Mo, who was sitting on the sofa, and said, “Here, Xia Mo, wipe your face. It’ll feel better.”
Xia Mo took the towel and lazily wiped her face before leaning back on the sofa and closing her eyes.
Seeing this, Chu Tian smiled helplessly and asked, “Ready to go now?”
“Wait a moment,” Li Sisi smiled. “I can’t just leave her like this. She’s still feeling the effects of the alcohol. Let her rest a bit longer.”
Chu Tian nodded in understanding.
Li Sisi sat down next to Chu Tian and pursed her lips. “Tell me, how much did you spend this time?”
“Well?” Chu Tian smiled. “What about the money? Tonight’s meal only cost 500, and the wine was from our bar. We also bought some beef, mutton, and vegetables, so we spent a bit of money, but not much.”
Li Sisi smiled and rolled her eyes. “Don’t beat around the bush. You know that’s not what I’m asking. I don’t know yet, but I want to know. There must be a reason behind her actions. So, did you spend a lot of money?”
It’s really nothing,” Chu Tian said with a smile. “Our relationship is good, so it’s a small matter for us. We handled it casually, without spending any money.”
Li Sisi thought for a moment and asked, “So, are they from the same province?”
Chu Tian smiled and shook his head. “No, sister, don’t worry about it. The matter with Sister Nian has already been resolved.”
Seeing that Chu Tian didn’t provide any further details, Li Sisi nodded and said with a smile, “Alright, I won’t ask anymore. By the way, how is it living with your mother-in-law?”
“It’s good,” Chu Tian smiled. “No matter what, we are future family members, so it’s only right for me to take care of my mother-in-law. The food is good too, at least six dishes per meal.”
“Really? That’s great for you,” Li Sisi smiled. “My mother-in-law is very satisfied with you. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be able to serve me so well.”
“Not bad,” Chu Tian said. “Xiao Bai’s mother really likes me.”
“I told you,” Li Sisi smiled and said. “I couldn’t find a son-in-law like you even if I searched with a lantern. What do you have to be nervous about? You’re doing great.”
“I’m no longer nervous,” Chu Tian smiled and said. “I’m completely at ease.”
“That’s good. It should be like that,” Li Sisi said. “Big Baby will be with you for the rest of her life. No one can take her away from you.”
“She’s mine,” Chu Tian chuckled. “And my Sisi sister is also mine.”
“You’re shameless,” Li Sisi smiled and playfully hit Chu Tian.
Time flew by, and more than half an hour later, Xia Mo woke up and was much more alert. Chu Tian and Li Sisi accompanied her back to her home.
As they walked and chatted, with Li Sisi holding Chu Tian’s arm, they reached the seventh floor. Suddenly, Chu Tian seemed to notice something and was taken aback.
Chu Tian’s rented house across the hall had a woman who appeared to be Elder Sun’s “female secretary” carrying two large suitcases, ready to enter the apartment.
In a low voice, Li Sisi said, “Hey, Chu Tian, isn’t that our neighbor’s door? Looks like there’s a new couple living there.”
A new couple?
Chu Tian nodded. “Seems like it.”
“This woman is so beautiful,” Li Sisi commented. “And she has a great temperament.”
Chu Tian smiled and said, “Hey, beautiful, are you new here?”
The female secretary looked at Chu Tian, smiled sweetly, and replied, “Yes, I just moved here today.”
“Just moved here today? Then we’ll be neighbors,” Chu Tian said. “We live right across from you. My name is Chu Tian. What’s your name?”
“I’m Song Xiaoya,” she replied with a sweet smile. “Nice to meet you. Please take care of me in the future.”