Chapter 131 Becoming a Laughing Stock
Looking at the sweet smile of Tang Xia, Li Xianxian felt quite upset. In her view, that smile was fulsome.
Although it was just a piece of paper, she would lose sixty thousand yuan for it. Despite the fact that Li Xianxian was awash with money, it was humiliating for her to be claimed for compensation in public.
When Li Xianxian found that Tang Xia wore a smile at others with a glass of champagne in hand and Ye Yifan accompanied her thoughtfully, she became angrier.
She gripped the glass with her white-knuckled fist. As Li Xianxian gritted her teeth, there was a cyclone around her indicating that no one should get close to her.
Unluckily, Li Xianxian had been fixing her eyes on Tang Xia. At this time, Tang Xia stumbled on the red carpet accidentally and Ye Yifan supported her with his hands in time. Then they smiled at each other, which infuriated Li Xianxian.
“How could they do this? Yifan has never smiled at me like that! How could he smile at this vulgar woman? Tang Xia, what an enchantress you are!”
Li Xianxian could not stand it anymore and put down her champagne. Then she walked toward Tang Xia and Ye Yifan in a threatening manner, “Why are you so happy? Is it because you gained sixty thousand yuan?”
After Li Xianxian said the sentence in a voice dripping with sarcasm, all the people paid attention to her. Judging from Li Xianxian’s manner, Tang Xia knew that she came to make trouble for her.
“Well, the word ‘gain’ is not accurate. This dress is worth sixty thousand yuan, right? Such an expensive dress was stained by a bottle of wine, how unworthy!”
Tang Xia owned such a silver tongue. Otherwise, she could not have dissed a group of people to leave only by herself in the broadcast room.
Li Xianxian was irritated by Tang Xia’s words, which were implying her putting money in the wrong. Although she had the hump, Li Xianxian did not show her sullenness.
“Haha, what are you talking about? It is my fault for being clumsy. But I have paid you sixty thousand yuan, I am afraid that it is not appropriate for you to wear it now.”
As Li Xianxian finished her sentence, there was a hush in the air at once. Tang Xia wore a terrible look when she looked at Li Xianxian’s smug manner showing that Tang Xia should give the dress to her as she had paid the money.
Tang Xia should not let Li Xianxian lose both the money and the dress. But this was not enough, Li Xianxian’s sugar daddy who brought her to the ball also spoke out.
“It is not easy for everyone to make money. Although it is a pity that a dress worth sixty thousand yuan is stained, losing 60 thousand yuan for us is not worth the candle.” Manager Jin who looked ugly and ferocious stood behind Li Xianxian and added fuel to the fire with his hands crossing over the chest, “Sixty thousand yuan is neither too much nor too little for us. But Miss Tang, every penny counts, right?”
Li Xianxian felt quite complacent. She had to make Tang Xia take off the dress today, “Right, I agree with Manager Jin, although this dress”
“Right, I agree with Manager Jin, although this dress is stained by the wine, I believe there will be no flaws after careful cleaning. I guess you don’t have enough money to do laundry in upscale cleaners.”
“How can’t I forget that you have received sixty thousand yuan from us? However, you cannot assure that the staff in the cleaners will clean it carefully even if you go to the cleaners with money in your hand.”
“How about taking it off so that I can take it home. I’m sure my housemaid will clean it up!”
Dislike of Tang Xia’s poorness could be read between the lines of Li Xianxian. And Tang Xia hated it most when people slandered her to her face.
Besides, more and more people were attracted to watch the scene of bustle. Tang Xia was reluctant to admit being defeated.
“Thank you for your kindness, Miss Li. Granted that no one in the cleaners will clean it carefully, I will do it on my own. Don’t bother your housemaid anymore as it is rather tiring to wait upon a woman who is fussier than a princess every day.”
Tang Xia’s counterattack was perfect because her words showed the fact that Li Xianxian took herself too seriously. Most of the people attending the ball were quite clever and all had a tacit understanding of hearing Tang Xia’s words. So some people even laughed out.
Li Xianxian was counterattacked again, so she became a cornered beast who would do something desperate regardless of her image.
She must make Tang Xia become a laughing stock today because she seduced Ye Yifan. Li Xianxian took up a glass of wine from the table. Although those onlookers had no idea what she would do, Tang Xia had a bad foreboding.
As expected, Li Xianxian walked to Tang Xia and wore a smile at her. Then she poured the wine over Tang Xia.
“Oops, I’m sorry, Miss Tang. It is all my fault for being so clumsy. How could I pour the wine all over you?”
Although it seemed that she was making an apology, Li Xianxian’s manner did not show any regret because she was smileing all the time.
Apparently, Li Xianxian was so mad that she forgot that it was live broadcasting of the whole banquet. After looking down at her dirty dress, Tang Xia wore a terrible look.
Tang Xia’s reaction pleased Li Xianxian a lot. However, if she looked at the comments of the bullet screen at this moment, Li Xianxian would be really mad.
Unluckily, Li Xianxian was blinded by the mere passing pleasure and had no time for her collapsing image that she had been struggling to manage.
The atmosphere of the banquet became solemn at once and no one dared to talk. Wars between women were always cruel and… unreasonably troublesome. Li Xianxian now was obviously making trouble out of nothing.
When Ye Yifan noticed that Tang Xia had been soaked to the skin, he became quite angry and wanted to give a lesson to Li Xianxian. However, Tang Xia gave Ye Yifan a gentle tug to stop him. Then Ye Yifan took a look at Tang Xia while Tang Xia did not stare back at him.
“It must be quite uncomfortable to wear soaked clothes. Hurry to take it off, you must be so uncomfortable now.” Li Xianxian was unable to hold herself back and stretched out her hand.
But Tang Xia avoided her touch perfectly. Although Tang Xia was utterly confused at the moment, she was unlike Li Xianxian who looked as beautiful as a princess but was as vicious as a shrew. So Tang Xia calmed down because she knew it was not the place for her to lose her temper.
But Manager Jin opened his mouth again. There was no wonder he was Li Xianxian’s sugar daddy as they both owned weird brain circuits—neither of them remembered that it was live broadcasting, which let them not afraid of escalating this issue.
“Xianxian is right. It must be quite uncomfortable for you to wear a soaked dress. You’d better take it off, Miss Tang.”
“We can take the dress home. I’m sure that it will be a brand new dress after our treatment. And in my view, Xianxian will look more beautiful wearing this dress than you.”
“As you said just now, it cost you sixty thousand yuan. Now that we have paid you sixty thousand yuan, which means that we bought the dress from you. Furthermore, it is a loss for us to buy a defective product at its original price!”
After Manager Jin finished his sentence, messages talking about the relationship between Manager Jin and Li Xianxian came swarming on the bullet screen as Manager Jin was so familiar with Li Xianxian’s figure. In a flash, there were all kinds of conjectures.
Everyone lost the favorable impression of Li Xianxian. And careful people even pointed out that the interactions between Li Xianxian and Manager Jin were quite a lot, which was another piece of celebrity juice. However, they did not know the spectators’ comments and were still having an argument about the dress.
Tang Xia was aware that Li Xianxian wanted her to take off the dress in public so that she would become a laughing stock.
Although Tang Xia owned a good nature, it made her feel sick to catch sight of Li Xianxian’s manner. Tang Xia also found that Li Xianxian had forgotten that there was live broadcasting of the banquet, which made Li Xianxian’s performance of today quite ‘wonderful’.
But if she allowed Li Xianxian to keep going on like this, something bad would happen. As Tang Xia had experienced how fast the public opinion would develop, she did not want to make Li Xianxian lose all reputation.
Anyway, she was wearing underwear so that she did not need to be a streaker. Besides, she could call her ladybro to pick her up later. If they did want this dress, she could let them have it!
When she thought of this, Tang Xia did not revolt against them anymore, “It is just a dress. Since I have earned money, I lost nothing to take the dress off.”
“Besides, I have been to Bikini Beach!” Tang Xia suddenly laughed out in such a serious situation, which made all the people think that she was so pissed off. But apparently, Tang Xia was not irritated. Instead, she was a little happy.
“You’re right. It is indeed uncomfortable to wear a soaked dress. It is so considerate of you, Miss Li. As the dress is so suitable for your figure, I’ll take it off so that the dress can play a more valuable role in you!”
Tang Xia’s unexpected decision stunned everyone.
Ye Yifan was shocked, too. Although he did not know what Tang Xia was thinking about, he would respect her decision anyway.
After taking off his coat considerately, Ye Yifan did something he could do—he stood in front of Tang Xia who had turned her back to him and splayed his coat out with his head turning away.
Some people felt embarrassed and chose to turn around or leave, which was quite heart-warming in the eyes of others. However, Li Xianxian regarded it rather unpleasant to look at. The plan she used to embarrass Tang Xia had become a troublesome matter to her!
After a while, Tang Xia took off her dress. Then she turned to see Ye Yifan’s act and felt quite moved by it. When Ye Yifan sensed Tang Xia’s movement, he watched afar and asked, “Are you all done?”
Tang Xia replied in a stuffy voice. Then Ye Yifan put his coat on Tang Xia. After she handed over the dress to Li Xianxian, Tang Xia wore a big smile. “It is not bad for me to turn the banquet into a Bikini party!”
As Li Xianxian’s assistance saw the hint given by Manager Jin, she took over the dress from Tang Xia immediately. When Li Xianxian found that Tang Xia did not care a bit about taking off the dress in public, she wore a terrible look, “Why do things always go contrary to my wishes? It is I who become the laughing stock in the end!”
At this time, Ye Yifan said, “Tang Xia, let me drive you home!”
Ye Yifan’s decision made Li Xianxian froze and wonder what she heard just now. Tang Xia was a little shy, “That’s ok. I can take a taxi…”
“It is too late now. How can you take a taxi since you dress like this? You are my female companion tonight, so I should drive you home. It is a deal!” Ye Yifan said in an uncompromising voice, leaving Tang Xia no choice but to say yes.