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Chapter 100.3 — New Year Eve’s Dinner
Edited by: Larkspur
“Jiran, you don’t need to cover for Yanyi. Do you think I don’t know her? It’s fine if it’s not edible. It’s not like I will dislike you. I’m your mother. But I am sorry that you are marrying someone who can’t even cook.” Mother Su felt bad for Qin Jiran and looked kindly at him, as if he’s really suffering from a lot of hardships.
Qin Jiran didn’t know whether to cry or laugh. Mother-in-Law was acting like a buffoon and this was giving him, the Son-in-Law, a lot of pressure! Didn’t she notice the cold glares Yanyi was already sending his way?
“Mother, you’re joking. Yanyi is really good at cooking. Plus, I also like to cook so whether Yanyi knows how to cook or not doesn’t matter. It is getting late, I think we should start cooking as little Su Nuo will be hungry soon.” Qin Jiran knew that Mother Su was mostly joking, but he still wanted to explain. He felt incredibly blessed to be able to be with Yanyi. How would he think this was tiring?
“Ok, ok. I’ll stop teasing you guys. You’re quite an honest person. You won’t even allow me to joke about Yanyi. You’ll be bullied by Yanyi like this. And you’re still standing there laughing foolishly. Aren’t you quite a slow person?” Although it felt like Mother Su was joking, in reality, this was the truth. Ever since he’d married her daughter three years ago, Mother Su had already started to investigate everything about Qin Jiran- his personality, abilities, and his feelings for her daughter. Otherwise, why would people say that only parents cared about their sons/daughters? Despite how much freedom she gave her children, she still cared and looked after them!
It was because of this concern that Mother Su held a favorable impression of Qin Jiran. But at that time, it seemed like Yanyi didn’t like him that much. As a mother, she didn’t interfere with their relationship. But she thought it was a pity. Now, seeing their strong relationship, she was at last comforted.
Mother Su had taken into account the fact that her Son-in-Law was good to her daughter. She was happy in her heart. Naturally, she treated her Son-in-Law like her own son and couldn’t help thinking that he was always being bullied by her daughter. She felt sympathetic towards him.
“I don’t bully him.” Su Yaya calmly clarified. When had she bullied him? At most, she would just tease him. This wasn’t bullying. This should be the way of love! Speaking of bullying, mother would always bully father!
“Yanyi doesn’t bully me.” Qin Jiran said this at the same time as Su Yanyi. After they had spoken, they looked at each other. They felt they were good at reading each other’s minds. They smiled.
“I suddenly feel like I’m a light bulb!” After witnessing their exchange, Mother Su voiced her realization.
“Mother, stop acting like a clown. Go and cook.”
There was a warm and joyful atmosphere in the kitchen. When Mother Su saw Su Yanyi making two exquisite dishes, she had a strange look. After all, one could tell she wasn’t that skilled in the kitchen. However, it seemed like her daughter really knew how to cook!
“Is it edible?” Mother Su asked, eagerly. However, this question held ambiguity. They didn’t know whether she was asking if she could eat it now or if it was edible.
Su Yanyi brought the dishes to the dining table, dismissing her mother’s teasing. She’d especially picked two main dishes to make. The presentation of the dishes was very important too. She couldn’t let her mother secretly eat this.
“Try my cooking.” Su Yanyi proudly declared to the already seated Su Family.
Fine. She liked the feeling of cooking food for people she liked. Especially when she saw everyone’s shocked and eager looks. This gave her a sense of pride.
Drunk Dragon. The main ingredient was shrimp with white wine as a side. It was an upgraded version of drunk shrimp. The most striking difference was in its appearance. The shrimps were arranged into the shape of a dragon and the head of the dragon was lifted up high, as taught by the system. It looked quite imposing, lighting up people’s eyes at the sight.
Feng Chaotian. The main ingredient was chicken or stewed chicken. Although it was the main ingredient, there were a lot of side ingredients giving it a brilliant color. It looked very beautiful, especially the carving of the phoenix tail. It was vivid and life-like, all done by Su Yanyi.
While Su Yanyi was preparing the two dishes, Mother Su was flabbergasted. She was suspicious and thought her daughter was possessed by unknown things. How else could her cooking skills be so good!?
“Yanyi, it’s great that we’re celebrating New Year’s together. You’ve learned to joke with us now.” Father Su sighed, making Su Yanyi’s eyes twitch. On the other hand, Qin Jiran gave a helpless smile. As for Mother Su, she started laughing in the first moments. She knew that her husband was the most considerate! See how thoughtful his words were?!
“It’s not a good habit to boast, but this chef’s cooking is pretty good. Is he newly hired? I didn’t even know. I must take a bite.” Grandfather Su joined the scene, clearly not believing Su Yanyi’s words.
Yanyi can cook? And this well? What is this, a joke? The sun didn’t rise in the west!
This time, Mother Su laughed louder.
Little Su Nuo was very confused, curious as to what grandmother was laughing at. He blinked his eyes and asked, “Grandmother, what are you laughing at? Are you very happy?”
“Yes, grandmother is very happy. Grandmother has heard a lot of jokes.” Mother Su went along and blinked her eyes. Little Su Nuo was even more confused. How come he didn’t hear any jokes?
“Grandmother, Nuo Nuo wants to hear a joke too.” Little Su Nuo looked eagerly at Mother Su.
“Then let your Aunty tell one.”
Little Su Nuo immediately looked at Su Yanyi eagerly. Besides eagerness, he looked at her in obvious surprise. He seemed to be saying: Aunty is so amazing. She can even tell jokes!
Su Yanyi was very speechless. Why did it feel like she was being bullied by her family?
“Hahaha. This year’s celebration is going to be great. In the past, I felt this family was too quiet. You guys are quieter than your previous siblings. With Nuo Nuo now, it’s different. Even Yanyi knows how to cook. This is all due to Jiran’s contributions. Otherwise, we would never be able to try out Yanyi’s cooking. Ok, ok. I’m going to stop. Let’s all come over and try this. Little Nuo Nuo is drooling already…” Old Man Su chuckled out loud as he spoke his mind.. Then he had everyone come over for dinner.
The whole family gathered together for New Year Eve’s dinner, eating food cooked by their sons and daughters. Listening to his great grandson’s soft voice, Grandfather Su felt like his life was complete.
Ri: Coughs. I’m sick. Here’s the release~
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