Urban Martial Arts System - Chapter 41
Chapter 41: Xu Family Courtyard
Huo Churou was born in the Huo family, which was also one of the richest families in the capital. The two used to be classmates and could be said that they knew their roots.
“I guessed that you were coming back soon. Zhou Ping, you did! You actually passed the Seven Major Stages. Your family is really willing to spend money. They even bribed the Seven Major Barriers.” Huo Churou pointed at Zhou Ping with a lovely smile.
“What bribery? I broke through with my own ability. You have to believe me!” Zhou Ping pretended to be aggrieved.
“Come on. Do I not know your strength?” Huo Churou looked like she saw through him. “Since I met you, do you want to go play together? I’m meeting Hua Zhuyu!”
“Hua Zhuyu? That snotty girl!” Zhou Ping remembered a weak girl with a runny nose.
“What snotty girl? That is Goddess Hua! I really don’t understand why you always call Goddess Hua a snotty girl. I tell you, the guards of Goddess Hua are several times more than before. If you call her that again, you can be beaten.” Huo Churou waved a small fist, demonstrating.
“Beat me? Who dares?” Zhou Ping looked arrogant.
“Well, knowing that you are the youngest of the Zhou family, no one can offend you. How about it? You coming or not?” Huo Churou also knew the strength of the Zhou family and did not refute Zhou Ping’s words.
“No.” Zhou Ping shook his head. “I’m going to visit Grandpa Xu at noon. I’m going to buy him a gift.”
“Buy a gift? What are you still wandering around here for? Get in the car and I will take you to the crystal glass factory.” Huo Churou patted the sports car.
“Take me to the crystal glass factory? Are you not going to play?” Zhou Ping asked.
“It’s still early. I’ll drop you to the factory before going there. By the way, is the beauty next to you your girlfriend?” The carefree Huo Churou just saw Li Xiaoyi and asked.
Zhou Ping looked at Li Xiaoyi, and Li Xiaoyi’s eyes were pleading. After all, being a toy was too shameful.
“Well, you can say that.” Zhou Ping hesitated for a moment and gave a simulated answer.
“Yes, it’s not that it’s not. What is it? Forget it, I don’t really care. Come together.” When Huo Churou pressed a button, the door behind suddenly opened like a seagull’s wings.
Zhou Ping entered the car with Li Xiaoyi, whose eyes were grateful. As soon as Huo Churou stepped on the accelerator, the sports car zoomed.
“Zhou Ping, are you free tonight?” Huo Churou talked to Zhou Ping while driving.
“Why? Do you want to take me on a date?” Zhou Ping asked back.
“Nonsense. A few of our old classmates are going to get together tonight. If you don’t want to come, just forget it.” Huo Churou rolled her eyes.
“I’m coming. Miss Huo always talks to me, how can I not go? Even if I don’t have time, I will make time. What time will it be and where?” Zhou Ping said with a smile.
“I’ll be counting on you then. At nine o’clock in the evening, at Fortune Bar. Don’t be late.”
“Okay, I will definitely not be late.” Zhou Ping nodded and agreed. The two talked about the past again.
The journey was dull. Zhou Ping bought an antique landscape painting in the crystal glass factory and rode Huo Churou’s sports car to Grandpa Xu’s house.
“Remember don’t be late tonight.” Huo Churou kicked the accelerator and went away.
Zhou Ping smiled and shook his head. Huo Churou still looked carefree. This made Zhou Ping full of expectations for the evening party.
“Grandpa Xu’s full name is Xu Xiangrong. He is my grandpa’s comrade-in-arms. Don’t be too nervous. Grandpa Xu is very kind.” Zhou Ping smiled comfortingly after seeing Li Xiaoyi a little nervous.
Although Zhou Ping said so, Li Xiaoyi did not relax. These giants were naturally imposing for Li Xiaoyi.
After Zhou Ping finished speaking, he didn’t care about Li Xiaoyi. He went to the door and knocked.
With a creak, the door opened. A man in his forties showed his head.
“Uncle Zhang, it’s me,” Zhou Ping greeted the man.
“Are you… Zhou Ping? Young Master Zhou?” The man called Uncle Zhang looked at Zhou Ping and immediately recognized him. “Young Master Zhou, you came back. I haven’t seen you in a few years, and you’re so handsome now,” Uncle Zhang pampered Zhou Ping with a smile. “Come in quickly, the commander has been talking about Young Master Zhou every day for the past few years. Now that Young Master Zhou is back, the commander must be happy.”
Uncle Zhang smiled and opened the door and let Zhou Ping walk in. “Young Master Zhou, please go slowly. I will report to the commander first, to make him happy.” After closing the door, Uncle Zhang walked toward the compound with a smile.
“Who is this uncle? Is the commander Grandpa Xu?” Li Xiaoyi asked nervously when he saw Uncle Zhang leave.
“Yes, Grandpa Xu is the commander. Uncle Zhang’s full name is Zhang Li, and he used to be a guard for Grandpa Xu. After Grandpa Xu retired, Uncle Zhang was unwilling to leave Grandpa Xu, so he followed Grandpa Xu. He became his housekeeper. Don’t underestimate Uncle Zhang. The commander treats him like his brother,” Zhou Ping explained to Li Xiaoyi in detail.
The two of them walked along the road towards the compound, and after a few steps, they heard a hearty laugh.
“Hahaha, Aping is back? When did you come back? Was it not easy to be outside these past years? I watched the live broadcast of your break through. Aping is promising.” As the voice fell, an old man with white hair and beard walked out.
“Grandpa Xu,” Zhou Ping shouted and hurriedly greeted him.
“Good kid, you have no conscience. You haven’t come to see Grandpa Xu once for five years.”
“Hey, Grandpa Xu, you also know that I had no face to show you that time. Now, I have a good life. Of course, I will come to see you as soon as I get back.” Zhou Ping assisted Grandpa Xu like a good boy.
“There are people who boast about their prowess. You are so anxious to see me. Do you miss my twice-cooked pork?” Xu Xiangrong scolded with a smile.
“Hey, Grandpa Xu, you understand me. I haven’t eaten Grandpa Xu’s twice-cooked pork in so long. Can you see how thin I am?”
Li Xiaoyi was speechless for a while. Although Zhou Ping didn’t look like that kind of muscular man, he was the kind of man who was thin and could show off. In particular, his body was strong, and he had good endurance. Li Xiaoyi experienced that all night.
“I knew that this kid wanted me to make twice-cooked pork. Wait, Grandpa Xu will cook it for you. Go to the dining room and wait. It just so happened that Xiao Xuan is also here. You haven’t seen her in a few years. Talk to her. Connect feelings.” Grandpa Xu turned a blind eye to Li Xiaoyi and walked to the kitchen with a smile.
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