Shi Sheng had not moved much throughout the entire winter. 

When spring came, Bai He County, which had been quiet for a long time, became lively. 

Su Hua's roasted duck restaurant had opened a second branch. Shi Sheng had someone to buy for her to try it. The taste was not exceptionally excellent, but it was absolutely delicious compared to foods at that era. 

Now they have to make a reservation if they want to eat Su Hua's roasted duck. 

"Miss, Su Hua's trying to take over our store at the east of the city." Qiu Shui entered the door furiously. 

Shi Sheng rocked her daybed, eating a delicate dessert, asked nonchalantly, "Which one?"

"The restaurant at the east of the city." Qiu Shui walked up to Shi Sheng's front. 

"Just don't let her take over, alright?" Shi Sheng stuffed the last piece of dessert into her mouth. 

"Miss!" Qiu Shui raised her volume, "that's our store. The contract is ending at the end of this month. Su Hua somehow knew about it and talked to the landlord. Now he's interested in renting to Su Hua."

Shi Sheng,"..." hey, female lead! I haven't been provoking you lately. Why do you have to put the gun at your head?  

"How's the business?" Shi Sheng sat straight. 

"Pretty good. It's one of our top stores." The traffic was good, and the chefs they hired are some top-notch chefs. Its monthly income was substantial.

Shi Sheng ordered Qiu Shui to meet with the landlord. However, he refused to meet Shi Sheng. He kept saying that he would not rent to her anymore, no matter how much she was paying. 

Shi Sheng went there in person. 

When she arrived at the doorstep, she saw Su Hua and a man came out chatting happily. That person saw Su Hua at the gate and returned to his home. 

Su Hua hummed a little song while going down the stairs. When she saw Shi Sheng standing not far away, she raised her brows and said, "Ruan Xiao Yang, you're too late."

Shi Sheng glanced at her and did not say a thing. She then turned around and left. 

Su Hua could manage the landlord; that was her capability. 

Su Hua felt like hitting a cotton candy. She was a little angry. This Ruan Xiao Yang always seemed to be looking down on her.

Just you wait! 

......

"Miss, someone's looking for you." Shi Sheng was informed by one of the servants when she arrived home. 

"Who is it?"

"I don't know. Based on his accent, he sounds like he's from the capital." The servant shook his head. 

The capital...

Shi Sheng had a few people in mind, but she was unsure who that could be. She followed the servant to the living room. 

When she saw that person clearly, she wanted someone to fork him out of here! 

The man in the living room was blowing on the tea leaves in the tea. The light seeped in from outside, and he raised his head lightly, with his handsome face lit up with a smile immediately. 

Shi Sheng walked in expressionlessly, "why are you here?"

I'm not going along with any hidden plot. 

"Miss Ruan, it's so difficult to find you!" Du Gu Yi sighed sadly, "I've travelled all the way on feet just to find you. If you're going to put on a sour face, can't you at least greet me?"

After that night, she was like disappearing into thin air, nowhere to be found. 

Not only he could not find her, but even Du Gu Xiu's men could not find her as well. 

Yet she's disdaining him for putting in a lot of effort to find her! 

Don't ask him how he could tell disdain from an expressionless face. He just could. 

Shi Sheng raised her eyebrows slightly, asked justifiably, "did I ask you to find me?"

Du Gu Yi,"..."

"Why did you find me?"

Du Gu Yi coughed and responded with a straight face, "Du Gu Xiu's people came to Bai He County, he seems to be here too."

"Why did, you, come to, find me?" Shi Sheng's tone was harsher. Does he need to come all the way here to remind her that Du Gu Xiu was here?

They were not related, and they only met once. 

"I'm here to recruit talents!"

Shi Sheng ordered someone to throw Du Gu Yi out. She did not want to see this retard a second more. 

"Miss Ruan, listen to me. Hey, wait! Miss Ruan, listen to what I have to say!" Du Gu Yi was carried out of Ruan Mansion.

The gate shut in front of his face, almost hitting his nose.

Du Gu Yi caressed his nose and knocked on the gate, "open the door! Ruan Xiao Yang, open the door!"

Du Gu Yi slammed on the door for quite some time, and no one opened the door for him. He left after getting bored. 

Du Gu Yi was someone who was not willing to give up. He went to Ruan Mansion every day, and soon everyone in Bai He County gossiped about this. 

The ladies from Bai He County would gather around Du Gu Yi as he was pretty good-looking and was well-dressed. 

"Mister, you've been here for some days. Did Ruan Xiao Yang owe you money?" someone asked out of curiosity. 

"Nope." Du Gu Yi replied while hitting the gate. He did not even turn around to see who that was. 

"If she didn't owe you money, why are you here all day?"

"I want to discuss something with her."

The person behind him suddenly switched her tone and spoke daintily, "Mister, what do you think of me? Although my family is not as wealthy as Ruan Xiao Yang’s, you won't have to worry for the rest of your life."

Du Gu Yi turned around, baffled to be frightened by the massive face in front of him. His complexion turned pale, and he stuck his face to the gate. 

A lady with a plump physique was throwing pretty looks at him, "mister."

Du Gu Yi swallowed hard, her voice was quite soothing, but she was...

As chubby as a ball. 

Almost scared me to death. 

"Miss..." Du Gu Yi swallowed his saliva again. 

"Mister, as long as you marry into my family, all my family fortune will be yours." The large-faced lady kept blinking,  and continued coyly, "Ruan Xiao Yang is a shrew. There's no way she can be as considerate as me. Mister, you should come with me."

The big-faced lady started to drag Du Gu Yi as she said that. 

Du Gu Yi could not retreat any further as behind him was a gate. 

That lady bought a few men with her; clearly, she was going to get him by force! 

Du Gu Yi was really shocked. He did not expect a lady from a small county would be so tough! 

"Ruan Xiao Yang, Ruan Xiao Yang, faster get out! Something's going to happen!" Du Gu Yi slapped the door and shouted at the top of his throat. 

"Mister, scream as you wish. Ruan Xiao Yang won't save you." that lady had been observing for a long time. Every time he came here, no one from the Ruan Family would come out. 

Furthermore, she witnessed him got thrown out of Ruan Mansion. 

She had never seen anyone as handsome as him. 

He must be her husband!

"Ruan Xiao Yang!"

Now Du Gu Xiu had the intention to kill Shi Sheng. Why did he come to this hellish place. Ruan Xiao Yang being dead or alive was none of his business! The point is he had to stay alive! 

"Ruan Xiao Yang you get out now!"