Chapter 111: What About My Reputation?
The spacious hall sunk into pin-drop silence, the atmosphere became extremely awkward.
Just as Su Yuxuan was contemplating if he should break the silence to give Grandpa Cheng an out, the alluring aroma from the kitchen filled the air once more.
Somebody’s stomach released another growl that was louder and more intense than the one before.
Everyone else, “…”
Grandpa Cheng, “…” What about my reputation?!
“Cough…” Finally, Mr. Su broke the silence purposefully and gave Su Yuxuan a meaningful look. “Yuxuan, go talk to Yayan. She’s been in there for far too long now, by the time she’s out we might as well have it for supper instead of dinner then.”
Su Yuxuan caught the underlying meaning and turned to the kitchen.
No one mentioned what had happened, but Grandpa Cheng who was still embarrassed, grunted as he turned his face away, unwilling to speak another word.
Only the subconscious peek at the direction of the kitchen with the corner of his eyes has betrayed him.
Cheng Xiuqin and the rest knew what he was like so they tried to hold in their laughter as to not expose him.
Just as Su Yuxuan was at the kitchen entrance, he bumped into Su Yayan, who was bringing out the food. His eyes sparkled as he exclaimed, “You’re done?”
Su Yayan stared at him blankly. “Yeah, what are you doing here?”
“Your cooking smells too good that it made us extremely famished. Grandpa and the rest are hungry so they sent me to ask you if you’re done. Because if you’re not we’d probably die of hunger.”
“So exaggerated!” Su Yayan was amused. “Alright, I made quite a lot that’s why I took a while. There are still some more inside…”
Su Yayan was interrupted mid-sentence. “I’ll do it, I’ll do it. You can head out now, I’ll get the rest.”
She saw how overly enthusiastic her brother was, so she did not reject his offer. She left him in the kitchen and walked out with a dish in each hand.
“Dinner is served.”
Upon Su Yayan’s statement, the rest of her family discarded the newspaper, books, remote control in their hands and with record-breaking speed sat by the dining table. The way they ogled at the dishes on the table seemed like ravenous wolves that had been starving for a few days.
“This porridge is specially made for grandpa. Millet is good for your digestive system, pumpkin helps to detox, so it’ll benefit grandpa when you eat some of these this evening.” Su Yayan took the pumpkin millet porridge that Su Yuxuan handed to her and placed it in front of Grandpa Cheng with a smile.
Grandpa Cheng looked at the porridge that was exclusively made for him and smirked haughtily, as if he was saying ‘you see you see, in my precious granddaughter’s hearts, I am her utmost priority, I’m the most special one. All you people better line up behind me!’
Cheng Xiuqin and the rest were a little envious, but since Grandpa Cheng was the oldest one amongst them, they would not pick a fight with him regarding this.
As all the dishes made their way to the dining table, four dishes, two soups, and a dessert seemed quite little for the six of them.
Fortunately, the portion of each dish made up for the number of dishes on the table. Everyone, especially Grandpa Cheng was satisfied with what they ate.
“This tomato’s pretty good! Tangy and sweet, it increased my appetite!”
Su Yayan grinned. “Tomatoes are filled with vitamins and it could help reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol, prevent cancer and stroke and it fits grandpa’s current health profile really well. If you like it, eat more, grandpa! I’ll make them for you again.”
“Never knew tomatoes had so many benefits!” Grandpa Cheng guffawed in happiness and nodded furiously. “Good good good, our Yanyan treasures us old people the most and loves grandpa so much. Grandpa can’t wait to enjoy the next round of Yanyan’s cooking!”