As a Magnate, I Started Checking in at a Convenience Store - C.497 - : Is This Prenatal Education Really Good?

As a Magnate, I Started Checking in at a Convenience Store

C.497 - : Is This Prenatal Education Really Good?
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Chapter 497: Is This Prenatal Education Really Good?

Translator: Dragon Boat Translation Editor: Dragon Boat Translation

“Zhou Chao, you’ve had quite an adventure today. I’m sorry; I didn’t expect things to turn out this way,” Teacher He said apologetically.

Zhou Chao waved his hand and replied with a smile, “It’s alright, we’ll just consider it a little entertainment.”

Soon, the car arrived at an underground parking lot, and after parking, Zhou Chao and Jiang Li followed Teacher He as they headed towards an elevator.

“This restaurant is owned by a friend of mine, and the food here is quite good. I often come here with some friends. Originally, I planned to take you for barbecue, but I heard your wife might be pregnant, so I chose this place instead.”

“Yeah, she’s almost three months pregnant. Teacher He, you’re very considerate!”

The elevator quickly stopped on the third floor, and Teacher He led the two of them into a small tavern. Perhaps due to their VIP status, the waiter led them directly into a private room.

“The cuisine here is relatively light, and here’s the menu for you to look at,” Teacher He handed the menu to Zhou Chao as they sat down.

Zhou Chao quickly waved his hand and said, “Teacher He, you order. You’re a regular here and know what’s good.”

“Alright, I won’t be shy then!” Teacher He took the menu and began placing the order.

In no time, they had ordered about ten dishes. Zhou Chao was about to suggest it might be too much, but Teacher He said, “The food here is delicious; it’s just that the portions are relatively small.”

Zhou Chao quickly realized what had happened – the portion sizes of the dishes were not very large.

The three of them chatted casually for about ten minutes before the waiter brought the dishes to the table.

All three of them were quite hungry, and they started eating with their chopsticks while chatting.

Considering that Jiang Li was pregnant, Teacher He didn’t order any hard liquor. Instead, after some discussion, they settled for a few bottles of sweet wine.

I’d like to have a little,” Jiang Li looked at Zhou Chao with pleading eyes.

Zhou Chao couldn’t resist Jiang Li’s pitiful gaze and reluctantly nodded. He let her have a small sip.

They continued to eat until around eleven o’clock in the evening before calling it a night.

“Young Master Zhou, would you like me to give you a ride home?”

“It’s okay; I can just hail a taxi on the roadside. I’m not that delicate!”

Seeing Zhou Chao’s refusal, Teacher He didn’t insist any further. As Zhou Chao was about to get into a taxi, Teacher He spoke up, “Zhou Chao, can you spare Wang Ritian and the others?”

Zhou Chao paused for a moment but didn’t turn around. After some thought, he said, “Well, Teacher He, since you’ve asked, how can I refuse? I’ll be going now.”

With that, Zhou Chao and Jiang Li got into the taxi and left. After they were out of sight, Teacher He finally got into his waiting luxury car and departed as well.

“Brother Chao, were you planning to settle the score with that Wang guy later?” Jiang Li asked quietly, leaning on Zhou Chao’s arm.

“Yeah, I had that in mind. He dared to insult you, so he’s asking for it,” Zhou Chao said with a hint of fierceness in his eyes.

“He already got slapped by us a couple of times, so he let off some steam. Let’s forget about settling scores later.”

“You’ve spoken, so what else can I say? Let’s leave it be. It can also be considered doing Teacher He a favor,” Zhou Chao said, realizing he had said the wrong thing as soon as he finished speaking.

As expected, when Jiang Li heard this, she sat up straight, her eyes fixed on him as she said, “You’re one of those people who say one thing but mean another. On the surface, you say it’s for my sake, but in reality, you know I wouldn’t want them to get punished. And then you even use this as an excuse to do Teacher He a favor. I didn’t expect you to include me in your calculations. Hmph, you can sleep outside tonight!”

Jiang Li’s words made the taxi driver burst into laughter.

Listening to her laughter, a slightly embarrassed Jiang Li leaned back in Zhou Chao’s embrace.

“Sorry, I apologize,” the taxi driver quickly apologized.

“It’s okay, sir,” Zhou Chao replied with a smile.

Jiang Li muttered quietly in Zhou Chao’s arms, “It’s all because of you, you big oaf, that I ended up in such an embarrassing situation. When we get back home, you’ll have to make at least two meals for me to forgive you!”

“As long as you’re happy, let’s make it twenty meals if you want!” He lightly patted Jiang Li’s arm.

“Alright, you said it’s twenty meals now, anyone who backs out is a coward!” Jiang Li said triumphantly.

Hearing this, Zhou Chao didn’t hesitate to respond with a playful “Woof woof!”

“You’re really naughty!”

The taxi driver, who was driving, listened to their conversation and couldn’t help but smile, thinking to himself, “Young people sure know how to have fun!”

Back at the hotel, the two of them indulged in some playful banter, but Jiang Li couldn’t stay in the bathtub for too long. Otherwise, Zhou Chao might have to spend an hour or two trying to get her out of there.

A quiet night passed, and the next morning, the two of them slept in until eleven o’clock before getting up.

“Brother Chao, what should we do today? Shall we go out for a stroll?”

“No need to stroll. We’ll go out for lunch later, and in the afternoon, we’ll head to Hangzhou,” Zhou Chao said as he poked his head out of the bathroom, with white toothpaste foam still on his mouth.

“Hangzhou? Why are you going to Hangzhou? You’re not planning to treat Lao Ma to a meal, are you?”

H

No, there are two things. First, I want to visit that film and television company, and second, I want to visit Hengdian.”

“Hengdian sounds good! I’ve been wanting to go there for a long time. I even thought about trying out as an extra, maybe play a female warrior, hahaha!” Jiang Li said, laughing at her own idea.

“That’s a great idea! If there’s a chance, we can both try our hand at it,” Zhou Chao replied, finishing his morning routine.

“Alright, let’s go grab some lunch and then head out!” Jiang Li jumped up from the sofa.

“Oh, my little goddess, remember that you’re pregnant now. Be careful and don’t stand up so vigorously,” Zhou Chao rushed over to support her.

“Hehe, I’m just too excited!” Jiang Li stuck out her tongue, feeling a bit embarrassed.

“Remember, you’re a mom-to-be now. You can’t get so excited in the future!” Zhou Chao advised.

Muttering under her breath, Jiang Li said, “I know, you’re just like my dad who nags too much!”

Hearing this, Zhou Chao didn’t know how to react and just shook his head as if he hadn’t heard anything.

After changing into their clothes, the two of them left the hotel. They didn’t take a car; instead, Jiang Li held Zhou Chao’s hand as they strolled through the streets of Xingcheng.

In September, Xingcheng had just the right amount of sunshine, not too hot or too dry, and occasional gentle breezes added a touch of coolness.

They soon arrived at an old street with various storefronts lining the road.

Jiang Li stopped in front of a shop that sold plum blossom cakes.

“Brother Chao, I want this!”

“Sure. Boss, how much for one?” Zhou Chao asked the middle-aged lady who was busy at work.

“Young man, it’s 6 yuan each.”

Zhou Chao turned to Jiang Li and gestured to indicate how many she wanted. Jiang Li playfully raised three fingers.

“Three, please, and I’ll scan the QR code,” Zhou Chao said as he took out his phone and scanned the QR code on the table.

“Ding! V-wallet payment received, 18 yuan!” a sound system-like device behind the lady announced.

The lady worked quickly, probably making them fresh. They waited for about 5 minutes.

“Here, three of them, enjoy while they’re hot.”

Jiang Li took the cakes and immediately took a bite.

“All, it’s hot! So hot!”

“Take it easy, no one’s going to snatch them from you. Let them cool down a bit before you eat,” Zhou Chao laughed as he watched Jiang Li.

Jiang Li pouted and said, “I officially declare that these three plum blossom cakes are not for you anymore.”

Hearing this, Zhou Chao was dumbfounded.

“Why? You can’t finish them all by yourself.”

“Because you made fun of me just now, hmph!” Jiang Li huffed and turned to walk toward other snack shops.

Seeing Jiang Li’s back, Zhou Chao smiled slightly and quickly caught up with her. He rarely had the chance to accompany Jiang Li like this, and the playful banter felt quite enjoyable.

They continued to stroll around, and Jiang Li insisted on buying something from almost every shop they passed. In half an hour, they had visited six or seven snack shops. The plum blossom cakes from the beginning remained uneaten and ended up in Zhou Chao’s hands. He also held the uneaten snacks that Jiang Li had bought along the way. Jiang Li had big eyes but a small appetite. She wanted to try everything but couldn’t finish them all, leaving Zhou Chao both happy and a little overwhelmed.

Jiang Li had become a sightseer with a big belly. She wanted to taste everything but often only took one bite, leaving Zhou Chao to silently finish them off. By the time they had explored the old street, Zhou Chao felt like he was already halfway full.

“Brother Chao, hurry up, it looks like there are more delicious snacks over there. Let’s go check it out!”

Hearing this, Zhou Chao’s expression changed a few times, and he quickly said, “Let’s go eat instead. We’re heading to Hangzhou this afternoon, and I’ll take you to the night market there. Hangzhou’s night market has even more delicious options, much more variety than here!”

“Really?” Jiang Li looked at Zhou Chao with curiosity.

“Of course, the first time I visited Hangzhou, I stayed there for several days and still didn’t try all the snacks. If it weren’t for some urgent matters, I wouldn’t have wanted to leave!” Zhou Chao said confidently.

Seeing Zhou Chao’s earnest expression, Jiang Li thought for a moment and nodded in agreement.

“Okay, let’s go eat then.”

“Great, there’s a place across the street that serves excellent spicy stir-fried pork. It’s quite famous in Xingcheng,” Zhou Chao said as he led Jiang Li towards the opposite side.

The restaurant had a fresh and clean interior, and perhaps because it was still before noon, it wasn’t too crowded. Zhou Chao found a table near the window, and they ordered spicy stir-fried pork, golden coin eggs, and crispy crucian carp.

The dishes arrived quickly, and the restaurant had an innovative touch by placing a small lamp underneath the spicy stir-fried pork to keep it warm.

Jiang Li immediately picked up a piece of meat with her chopsticks and took a bite.

“How does it taste?”

“It’s quite good, very delicious. Brother Chao, you should try it too!”

Zhou Chao also picked up his chopsticks and tasted the food. Indeed, it was flavorful and satisfying, and the prices were reasonable. It was no wonder the restaurant held a prominent spot in Xingcheng, a city known for its culinary delights.

Perhaps due to their previous indulgence in snacks, Zhou Chao felt full rather quickly.

Jiang Li noticed and asked, “Brother Chao, why aren’t you eating? Is it not to your liking? I think it’s delicious!”

Hearing this, Zhou Chao replied with a hint of annoyance, “Just now, someone bought so many snacks and couldn’t finish them. Poor me had to finish all of them. My poor stomach, you’ve been through a lot!”

He thought Jiang Li would sympathize with him, but instead, she burst into laughter. “Brother Chao, are you silly? Why didn’t you tell me?”

Zhou Chao couldn’t help but chuckle at her reaction.

“1 told you, that’s why we’re sitting here,” Zhou Chao replied with a mischievous grin.

Jiang Li, who had initially been proud of her little trick, suddenly became dumbfounded. When she regained her composure, she huffed, “Brother Chao, you’re so naughty!”

“Come on, eat up. You’ve already done a great job. Let’s not waste the food.”

“Hmph!” Jiang Li shot Zhou Chao a playful glare but then obediently started eating. She didn’t eat too much this time and quickly finished her meal.

Leaning back in her chair and patting her round belly, she addressed her unborn child, “Baby, did you see that? Your dad is already mistreating me, making me eat so much. I wonder if I’ll gain weight. In the future, you should help me stand up to your dad too, okay?”

Zhou Chao was speechless.

“Have you ever seen prenatal education like this…”

“It’s none of your business. Finish your meal, and let’s go back to the hotel to get ready for our trip to Hangzhou!” Jiang Li said as she slowly stood up and headed towards the exit. Zhou Chao quickly got up and held Jiang Li’s hand as they walked back to the hotel together..

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