She had to admit that this situation did not sit very well with her, but what was making her more upset was his tacit consent for the pair to share the table with them.
She was annoyed! What could she do, though? She could not chase them out.
She did not have the right to do so as she was only there to get free food and drinks.
She picked up her chopsticks, yet her appetite was already lost.
Ye Minglan settled down with a jovial smile on her face. She started off the introduction in earnest. "Master Mu, let me introduce you; this is the eldest young master of the Li Group, Li Chengze!"
After that, she pleasantly faced the man beside her. "Chengze, I have told you about him before. He's the famous CEO of Disheng Financial Group, a legendary figure in the capital, Mu Yazhe. He he… We all address him as Master Mu."
As she spoke, she completely left out Yun Shishi, who was sitting at the side.
Yun Shishi was relieved to have her ears cleansed.
"Master Mu, I've heard so much about you!" With a grin, Li Chengze slightly lifted himself off his seat and proffered his hand to the man politely.
Mu Yazhe glanced solemnly at his outstretched hand. There was no change in his expression. Li Chengze's hand then simply froze in mid-air, unsure if he should keep it extended or retract it.
Just when the atmosphere was about to solidify, Mu Yazhe stretched his arm indifferently and lightly held the other man's hand without even bending his fingers. His cold and distant attitude made Li Chengze feel extremely awkward.
This man was haughty like a ruler!
He thought, even if his status was not as noble as Mu Yazhe's, not many across the entire capital would dare give him an apathetic expression. Many would smile along with him out of respect, but this man just had to be indifferent and arrogant at their first meeting – he was truly embarrassed!
Ye Minglan laughed to ease the tension in the air. She looked at Yun Shishi at the side. "He he! Master Mu, this lady is…"
"You don't have to know."
She did not expect that a few nonchalant words from him had resisted her passion.
He never liked telling insignificant people about his private affairs!
However, in Ye Minglan's eyes, his ambiguous answer was interpreted as another form of protection.
She felt displeased all of a sudden, as her good intention was snubbed, but she could only laugh along due to Mu Yazhe's status and try to find a way out, albeit resentfully. "This little girl looks quite bright and beautiful!"
She appeared to be all smiles, yet she felt nothing but envy and hatred, for she could tell that this girl meant a lot to Mu Yazhe.
At her mention of Yun Shishi, the dissatisfaction in Li Chengze's heart dissipated, and he gazed at her with some sort of affection.
Honestly speaking, he was quite interested in this girl. She had an astonishingly lucid and unyieldingly elegant look, which seemed to be deeply ingrained in her; these virtually triggered a man's desire to dominate her!
It was said that there were two types of women men could not resist.
One was a woman clear like water and free of any impurities.
Another was a woman who could bring out men's desire to dominate her.
Coincidentally, she fell under both categories.
Come to think of it; it appeared Mu Yazhe had some sort of capabilities. The rumors circulating had it that he shied himself away from women. No one knew that he was actually hiding such a lovely creature. Others would surely be jealous of him.
In this moment, the two harbored different thoughts on Yun Shishi.
Li Chengze wanted to sort of have a taste of this girl, but upon noticing that such a lovely character was already under ownership, he could only admire her from a distance.
What kind of woman had he not seen before? Still, none was as pleasing as this girl.
Since she was Mu Yazhe's woman, he could not lay his hands on her. It could not be helped.
He could only anxiously hope for the man to grow tired of her someday; he would then snatch her away from him.
Li Chengze grinned at her. With a graceful bearing, he gently inquired, "Whose family does this cute, little lady belong to?"