Sunday, March 10, 2019

TWQQF ch 34.1 - Shocking

“Why are you here?”

Chen Xiao Xiao stared at the visitor and frowned. She didn’t expect her one-time customer would show up at her house.

She figured out the reason in the next minute and stared at him alarmingly.


“Ms. Cheng, so sorry to bother…” Ko Yang felt a little bit uncomfortable under her gaze. But it was the situation that he had anticipated, “Sorry to bother.”

“Since you are here already, why don’t you come inside and have a seat?” Cheng Biyuan put aside his grave mannerism and nonchalantly invite the visitor into his house.

“Yes, I shall!” Ko Yang, accompanied by a couple servant, carrying with them many packages as gifts, walked inside Cheng’s family’s backyard.

Mrs. Cheng seemed to have wanted to say something but finally she sighed and silently returned to the kitchen to boil water for the visitors.

Ko Yang looked around from the small yard and saw a few simple straw houses. He didn’t seem to look surprised.

Cheng Xiao Xiao didn’t pay more attention to the visitor but picked up a hand-written book and started reading. Luckily the written language here was the traditional Chinese that she knew and she didn’t need to start learning that from scratch.

Even though she was reading, she put all her attention at the visitor. She heard her father asked first, “We weren’t expecting you so I am curious as to the purpose of Mr. Ko’s visit.”

“Mr. Cheng, we do have a favor to ask!”

While talking, Ko Yang glanced over at the person with the book in her hand, smiled and continued, “Last time I ran into Mrs. Cheng and Ms. Cheng in the marketplace and purchased chickens and rabbits from them. Our master was very pleased with them. He found that your chickens and rabbits are tastier than others. I have been wanting to purchase more from Mrs. Cheng but, unfortunately, I have been waiting for days at the marketplace and never seen them again so I had to pay you a visit. I hope you didn’t mind.”

“Oh, I see. It wasn’t a big deal, really. We have been raised quite a few fowls and have been planning on selling some of them. We didn’t know Mr. Ko was looking to buy more. What a pleasant surprise?” Cheng Biyuan cupped his hand. One would not be able to read his meaning from his look.

“Mr. Cheng, I hope you are serious!”

Ko Yang’s eyes brightened and he clapped, “That is wonderful. The purpose of my visit is to place an order with you. You set the price, we will pay a premium for your animals.”

His words made Cheng Xiao Xiao sighed. From the looks of it, more trouble would follow in the days to come, right now…

Suddenly, Cheng Xiao Xiao got a great idea. Her eyes flickered and she had a plan.

“No problem, if we have to sell…”

“Dad….” Cheng Xiao Xiao interrupted her father. Both men turned and looked at her. She waved the book in her hand and smiled, “Dad, I think we should give Mr. Ko a tour to our ranch.”

“Right!” Cheng Biyuan paused for a few seconds. Even though he didn’t know what she was planning, but he played along and nodded.

Ko Yang was a bit surprised and had more respect for this Ms. Cheng.

Right at this moment, Mrs. Cheng came over with a pot of hot water.

She put down the tea pot with a smile and quickly excused herself. Mr. Cheng poured a glass of water for the visitor and said politely, “I apologize, Mr. Ko. We don’t have any tea in the house, so here’s some boiled well water. Please pardon us!”

“You are too generous, Mr. Cheng!” said Ko Yang. He was a little thirsty so he picked up the cup of hot water. A pleasant smell filled his nose and he couldn’t help but said, ‘Nice tea!”

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