She was very particular with physical appearances, but even she had to admit that the girl before her was unbelievably gorgeous. She had fair skin, unclouded eyes, rosy lips, and pearly white teeth; she was already very attractive without makeup.
Many men would jump at such a beauty if she were to be thrown into the industry she was working in!
The man curtsied to her.
Yun Shishi recognized one of them with a look.
She did not know her name, but that last time she had a meal with Mu Yazhe, she came barging into their room with another man.
This woman was Ye Minglan.
The woman beside her was called Huang Na; she was another young mistress from a rich family in the capital.
Both were born with privilege – rich socialites with a high social standing. They often flitted in and out of high society.
Ye Minglan and Gu Xingze were merely acquaintances. They were able to maintain a cordial relationship after encountering each other before. Therefore, she slid naturally into the empty seat beside him.
She called over a waiter and ordered a few dishes.
The situation was a little awkward for Yun Shishi, though. Ye Minglan was probably friendly with her because she did not recognize her and simply deemed her to be extremely familiar-looking.
Ye Minglan did not view the girl sitting across him in a positive light, but she maintained the smile on her lips. Turning to the man, she asked, "Xingze, who is this? Won't you introduce her to us?"
"My friend," he stated flatly, leaving out the details. On the surface, his attitude suggested that she was someone of no great importance to him.
In fact, this was his way of protecting her.
Ye Minglan formed a slight grin. While the girl's identity was still shrouded in mystery, from his attitude toward her, she believed her to be just a friend of his.
She might be a little repulsed by her presence, but she still extended her hand for an introduction in a friendly manner. "Hello, I'm Ye Minglan. I'm Xingze's friend too. This is my good friend, Huang Na!"
Yun Shishi forced out a smile on her face and returned the handshake. Nonetheless, she felt a knot in her tummy. She was rather timid from a young age, so she was shy around strangers. At present, she was sitting with two strangers; thus, instinctively, she became a little withdrawn.
Huang Na was the superstar's fan, but she did not have much interaction with him. Occasionally, she would spot him from afar at some business receptions. Now, encountering him at this proximity, she realized that he was just like what the rumors said: handsome with an air of elegance. Her interest in him was then piqued by a huge margin.
She did have some self-awareness though.
She could only eye the man like this. Getting close to him was harder than her initial assumption after all.
Without relying on to Ye Minglan, she would not have the chance to sit here.
Their orders came swiftly as they were prioritized by the server. The waiter treated them with tremendous respect. After all, his restaurant manager specially instructed him to serve the customers in this table with utmost care.
Yun Shishi was very famished, but once she looked at the dishes delivered on the table, her appetite was slightly reduced. She became a little doubtful of the man's taste.
Before this, she neither knew the meaning nor the concept of the doneness of a steak.
Before this, she also never knew that a living thing like a snail could be used to whip up a delicacy!
Therefore, when the dishes that were brought to the table comprised of a steak cooked half-rare with visible traces of blood and the so-called 'baked escargots with herbs', she was absolutely taken aback.