“Yes, yes, both of you please wait, it will be ready soon.” Sofia took the gown handed over by Rong Shu and took her assistant to pack it.
Fu Jingting and Rong Shu then sat on the sofa and waited.
After waiting for about ten seconds, Fu Jingting looked at the woman beside him and asked, “What do you want to eat later?”
“I haven’t thought about it yet, have you?” Rongshu shook her head back, then asked rhetorically.
Fu Jingting blushed with a slight smile, “I’m fine with all of it, I’ll eat whatever you like.”
“Like that.” Rongshu rubbed her chin in thought, pondering what exactly she was going to eat in a moment.
After pondering for two minutes, her eyes lit up and she said excitedly, “How about we go eat Nanjiang cuisine later?”
“Nanjiang cuisine?” Fu Jingting raised his eyebrows.
Rongshu hmmm’d twice.
Fu Jingting looked at her, “But Nanjiang cuisine is notoriously sour, are you sure you’re used to eating it?”
The South River is the best place for lemons and other sour crops to grow, so the food habits there are also more sour.
Soon when foreigners traveled there, they were not used to eating there at all.
This is why Nanjiang cuisine is also known as one of the ten most difficult dishes to eat in China, and still tops the list.
This shows how unpopular South River cuisine is to people other than those from South River.
“I’m used to eating.” Knowing what Fu Jingting was worried about, Rongshu smiled and nodded, “Don’t worry, I kinda love Nanjiang cuisine, but there are relatively few Nanjiang restaurants in Hai City, so I usually rarely eat it.”
“Quite a fan of Nanjiang cuisine?” Fu Jingting narrowed his eyes, “How come I don’t know when you love Nanjiang food? You didn’t say anything about it in your letters before either.”
“I’ve always loved it.” Rongshu smiled back, “It’s just that my father doesn’t like it, so the Rong family’s chef rarely makes it, and this kind of thing, it’s not that important, so it wasn’t written in the letter, plus I haven’t eaten South River food in the past few years, so it’s normal for you not to know.”
Fu Jingting nodded slightly, indicating that he understood, “Good, since you want to eat, then let’s go.”
“Really go?” Rongshu was hesitant at this moment instead.
Fu Jingting laughed lightly, “What? Didn’t you say you wanted to eat? Now that you’re going, why are you torn again?”
He reached out and gently pinched her nose.
“I’m not torn.” Rongshu slapped his messy hand away, “I’m worried about you, just like you were worried about me, worried about whether I can adapt to Nanjiang food, and I’m worried about whether you can adapt, and in case you can’t, am I going to let you starve and watch me eat?”
She could not do such an unethical thing.
Seeing that she was hesitant to go or not because of this reason, Fu Jingting’s heart softened to the point where it almost melted into a pool of water.
“Don’t worry, as long as it’s not too spicy or too sweet, I can get used to it. Besides, although Nanjiang dishes are notoriously sour, not all dishes are sour, and I can do without ordering sour ones, so don’t you think about that.” He grabbed her hand and kissed the back of her hand and said.
Rongshu thought about it, so she stopped dwelling on it and wrapped her arms around him, “Fine then, then we’ll go eat Nanjiang dishes, I know which ones are not sour and still taste really good, when the time comes, how about I order them for you?”
“Sure, then I’ll leave my dinner to you tonight.” Fu Jingting lifted his chin slightly.
Rongshu smiled and leaned her head on his shoulder, “Don’t worry, you won’t be hungry.”
“I trust you.” Fu Jingting looked at her sideways, his eyes doting, but in his heart, he was a little complicated.
How could he have ever imagined that she would still love Southern River food?
One had to know that Madam Gu’s maiden family was from Nanjiang.
In other words, before she married Duan Xingbang, Mrs. Gu was a native of Nanjiang, although now Mrs. Gu’s maternal family had fallen on hard times and moved away from Nanjiang to go abroad.
But Mrs. Gu would still come back to Nanjiang once in a while.
And according to his understanding of Mrs. Gu, it seems that Mrs. Gu also likes to eat Nanjiang food very much.
That Rong Shu, a person who grew up in Hai City, liked to eat Nanjiang cuisine, was obviously inherited from Madam Gu.
Although she looked like neither Gu Yaotian nor Madam Gu, only the old lady of the Gu family who had passed away a long time ago.
But the many hobbies she said she exhibited resembled both Madam Gu and Gu Yaotian.
If Madam Gu and Gu Yaotian found out, they might even suspect her identity anew.
“What’s on your mind?” Rongshu stood in front of Fu Jingting and bent down to wave her hand in front of him.
Fu Jingting grabbed her hand as soon as he could, his eyes drifting for a moment as he snapped back from his thoughts, “Nothing.”
Only then did he realise that she had, at some point, let go of his arm, got up from his side and was carrying an exquisitely wrapped gift box, with Sofia standing beside her.
“Nothing?” Rongshu slanted her eyes slightly, “Do you think I believe that? You didn’t even respond when I called you several times just now, and you didn’t even know that Sofia had honestly packed the gown and sent it over, so what are you dumbfounded about?”
“It’s really nothing.” Fu Jingting stood up and took the gown in her hand of his own accord, smiling slightly, “Just thinking about some group matters.”
“Is it important?” Rongshu hastily asked with concern, “If it’s important, you ……”
“Not important.” Fu Jingting cut off her words, “If it was important, I wouldn’t be so calm.”
“That too.” Rongshu nodded her head.
Although he had just wandered off, his expression was indeed calm, not like something major had happened.
So, what he said should be true.
“Alright, we’ve got the stuff, let’s go.” Fu Jingting took her hand.
Rongshu hmmed, then smiled at Sofia and offered her farewell.
Sofia dropped the two off outside the shop and set a time to drop Fu Jingting’s dress off until they got into the car and left, then went back into the shop.
In the car, Rong Shu turned her head to look at the gift box in the back seat and suddenly bit her lip.
Seeing this, Fu Jingting asked, “What’s wrong?”
“I suddenly remembered that I had changed my dress, can I still find a reason to talk to Madam Liu when the time comes? After all, Madam Liu likes that brand a lot.” Rongshu withdrew her gaze and said with some uncertainty.
Fu Jingting had a light smile on his face, “I thought it was something, if you’re worried about that, then you don’t have to be, I’ve checked on Madam Liu, Madam Liu likes Sofia’s designs more than that brand’s stuff, but since Sofia’s fame is there, there are countless people all over the world who seek her out to design clothes, it’s simply not Madam Liu’s turn, so Madam Liu can only regretfully She basically only wears clothes from that brand, but if you take a dress designed by Sofia and a dress from that brand for Madame Liu to choose from, Madame Liu will definitely choose Sofia’s.”
Rongshu’s eyes lit up, “Then in that case, this gown, more than the one Su Man ruined before, will attract Madam Liu’s attention?”
“Of course.” Fu Jingting handsomely turned the steering wheel with one hand, “Sofia has a habit of embroidering a camellia flower on the clothes she designs, that is the family crest of the Sofia family, in order for you to wear this gown and be instantly seen by Madam Liu that it was designed by Sofia, I specially instructed Sofia to design the gown with a larger camellia flower while not ruining the overall beauty of the gown, and as it turns out, she did.”
Rongshu opened her mouth slightly in surprise, “No wonder I wondered if that flower at the shoulder position was a little too big, it turns out that you designed it on purpose, just so that you could get Madam Liu’s attention at a glance.”