Chapter 517 Sharp Confrontation
When Xiao Lingyu arrived with Father Xiao and the others, she heard the lady boss’s calm but sharp questioning.
She did not walk over directly. Instead, she stood behind the crowd and watched for a while to check out the situation.
Even the surrounding crowd could see the problem. The smart Xiao Lingyu instantly figured out the whole situation from these words.
However, she didn’t say anything for the time
But the enthusiastic crowd did.
“There’s obviously a problem here,” a young man said.
Liu Xiufang, who couldn’t get the hint from Qiao Shiliang, didn’t know what was wrong. “What do you mean?”
The young man pointed out, “The lady boss asked you how many people are in your family. You didn’t answer that but never mind. We’ll assume there are only you and your husband.
“You bought the vegetables yesterday morning, cooked them in the afternoon, and ate them together. You ate them in the evening as well. So the question is, why are you so alive and well while your husband is hospitalized if you two shared the same meals?
“Also, when you first arrived, you told everyone that you have been buying the crops here daily, and you ate them for a long time before your husband collapsed. “But now, after many people proved that you are not a regular here, suddenly, you said your husband got food poisoning after one meal? Madam, can’t you see the contradictions in your words?”
The other people in the crowd also caught up.
No matter how stupid Lin Xiufang was, she also realized the problem.
“So, Madam, your words cancel themselves out. It’s simply unconvincing. Also, just like what this young man said. Since your family ate the meals together, why is it that your husband was poisoned while you were alive and kicking? Isn’t this very suspicious?” The Lady Boss took the opportunity to ask harshly.
“That’s right. If it’s food poisoning, then everyone who ate the meal would be affected.”
Someone chuckled and said, “Perhaps the poison will select its target. Haha!”
Lin Xiufang realized that she had fallen into the lady boss’ trap. She suddenly became anxious.
She was too careless. She wanted to salvage the situation, but she didn’t know how. She immediately looked in Qiao Shiliang’s direction.
Qiao Shiliang had moved earlier so that the lady boss didn’t block him anymore.
Unfortunately, the lady boss had noticed this. She signaled her husband to stand between Lin Xiufang and Qiao Shiliang.
Therefore, when Lin Xiufang looked at Qiao Shiliang, Zeng Qinghua immediately used his body to block their line of sight.
If Lin Xiufang moved, the lady boss would keep an eye on her and move along with her.
If Qiao Shiliang moved, Boss Zeng would move with him.
The two of them could not communicate at all.
Suddenly, they became anxious.
Qiao Shiliang knew by then that Boss Zeng and his wife had already suspected him. Qiao Shiliang did not dare to make any big movements, afraid of being noticed by the surrounding crowd.
The crowd there was his target market. If they found out that he was behind this attack, it would greatly affect his business. He tried to get the two other bosses to say something to help Lin Xiufang. However, the lady boss would shut them down immediately before the two bosses could say anything.
Without the help of her bosses, Lin Xiufang was anxious. In her desperation, she shouted, “I ate less, and my immune system is good. I didn’t get poisoned. How about that?”
The lady boss smiled. “Sure. That’s possible. However, I still want Mrs. Lin to explain. At first, you said the food poisoning was because your family has been eating my shop’s vegetables for a long period of time. But now you said your family only had it once and was poisoned immediately. Also, food poisoning is very strange in your family. Why is it that only your husband is poisoned and not anyone else? Does the poison know who to attack?”
Someone burst into laughter. By then, many understood that the woman was there to create trouble on purpose. The whole food poisoning incident was probably fake.
“Also, Mrs. Lin, I’m obviously talking to you. Why are you looking at boss Qiao all the time?” The Lady Boss said more incisively and directly.
“Huh?” Everyone turned to look at Qiao Shiliang, who was hiding in the crowd.
“Do you know Boss Qiao, or are you his relative?” The lady boss asked.
When the lady boss pointed out Qiao Shiliang, who was standing in the crowd, his face turned black. He was so angry that he gritted his teeth secretly.
‘This Miao Fenghua, how dare she….!
“Boss Qiao, do you know this Madam Lin? Otherwise, why does she keep looking at you?” The lady boss asked half-jokingly.
Qiao Shiliang’s expression froze at first, then he said with a fake smile, “Lady Boss, why would I know this lady?”
“Oh, you don’t know her?!” The lady boss nodded, then asked in puzzlement, “But I clearly noticed that you two have been passing each other signals since earlier. Since you’re not relatives or friends, then, did you two fall in love at first sight?”
Someone burst out laughing. “The lady boss is really courageous.”
Lin Xiufang was as fat as a pig. Her face was caked with makeup. Her lips were like blood, and her blush made her cheeks look like an ape’s butt.
Even though Boss Qiao was middle-aged and had a big belly, he was quite handsome and had a successful career. Would he fall in love with Lin Xiufang at first sight?
Therefore, many people couldn’t help but laugh.
Qiao Shiliang was so angry that he gnashed his teeth. However, he had to force a smile on his face, “Lady Boss, don’t tease me. I have a wife. How could I fall in love with such a person… at first sight?”
He wanted to say his taste level wasn’t so low, but he realized he couldn’t offend Lin Xiufang because she could easily sell him out.
The lady boss didn’t say anything. She only looked at Qiao Shiliang with a faint smile, “Oh, if that’s the case, then it must be Mrs. Lin who fell in love with you at first sight. Tsk tsk. Mrs. Lin, your husband is still in the hospital, but you’re here falling in love with another man!”
Everyone, “…” The lady boss’ tongue is really sharp. She didn’t curse even once, but her words were all barbed.
Plus, there was another layer of meaning to her words. She didn’t drag in Boss Qiao for no
The biggest possibility was that this troublemaker, Mrs. Lin, might really be related to boss Qiao.
If it wasn’t for money, then it was for love.
When they thought of this, some people suddenly had goosebumps. The image of this woman and Boss Qiao appeared in their minds, and they had to shake the image out.
“You… you’re talking nonsense!” Mrs. Lin was so angry that her face was red and white. “Don’t slander my reputation. I… I don’t know this boss Qiao at all.”
“Since you don’t know him, why do you keep looking at him?” The lady boss immediately asked sharply, “I really can’t think of anything except that you have feelings for him.”
“You…” Lin Xiufang was speechless for a moment, but soon she scolded loudly again, “In any case, how is that your business? Who are you to decide who I can look at and who I can’t in the crowd? Why don’t you mind your own business? Plus, there are so many people here. Who said I was looking at Boss Qiao?”
Lin Xiufang was not stupid. She was paid, so she had to perform well. She could not betray her employer unless it was absolutely necessary.
Qiao Shiliang heard this and secretly heaved a sigh of relief. He was really afraid that this woman would betray him. If that happened, his reputation would be lost. The impact on his business would be huge too.
“Enough. I just need Mrs. Lin to explain whether your husband got the food poisoning from eating our vegetables for a long time or for just one meal.
“Also, why is it that only your husband is poisoned if your whole family had the meals?”
A clear and cold voice came from behind the crowd.
Everyone turned to the source and saw a tall woman wearing a beige coat and a beige hat made of wool walking toward the center of the crowd.
She was dressed fashionably, tall, and beautiful, attracting everyone’s attention.
In order to protect his daughter, Father Xiao followed closely behind her. The two-year-old young man who was invited to the village also followed behind Father Xiao.
“Wow, this woman is really beautiful.”
“The coat that this woman is wearing is also very beautiful. Being tall is a blessing. You can wear anything.” a girl said with envy in her eyes, “And she’s not wearing any makeup. How can she be so beautiful?”
Even women were amazed by Xiao Lingyu’s beauty, not to mention the men around her. Many men could not help but drool when they saw a beautiful woman like Xiao Lingyu.
Of course, Xiao Lingyu completely ignored the commotion caused by her appearance.
She stood directly in front of Lin Xiufang.
A hint of jealousy flashed across Lin Xiufang’s eyes when she saw the beautiful woman who suddenly appeared. She asked loudly, “And who are you?”
Xiao Lingyu looked around and introduced herself, “I am the person in charge of the farm in Taoyuan Village. My surname is Xiao. All the organic vegetables sold by boss Zeng’s family are produced by my family. When I heard that someone ate some of my vegetables and was poisoned, I immediately rushed over.”
When the surrounding crowd heard that, their eyes lit up.
At this moment, Lin Xiufang immediately jumped up and pointed at Xiao Lingyu as she scolded loudly, “Good, so you’re the real culprit who has harmed my husband. Let me tell you, if you don’t give me an explanation, I’ll sue you. Your vegetables almost caused my husband’s death, and you’ll pay for it!”
Xiao Lingyu said very seriously at this moment, “If the result shows that the issues really lay with my vegetables, then, of course, I’ll take responsibility. But if this is all a frame job, then I’ll sue you back.” Xiao Lingyu’s eyes flashed. She asked, “Boss Zeng, have you called the police?”
Zeng Qinghua only realized then that they seemed to have neglected this matter.
Zeng Qinghua said with embarrassment, “No!” The appearance of Mrs. Lin had startled him too much. He even forgot to call the police.
Xiao Lingyu immediately said, “Boss Zeng, please call the police immediately! Ask the police to investigate the truth, and we will cooperate. Also, Mrs. Lin, you’ll cooperate too,
This caught Mrs. Lin off guard. Even Boss Qiao, Boss Li, and Boss Zhang didn’t expect this. Normally speaking, such a matter should be handled as quietly as possible. It would be best if it was handled in private. After all, the rumors could affect the business in the future.
With the police intervention, the issue would expand to an improbable size. But the main reason they didn’t want to involve the police was that they were the instigators, and this incident would fall apart in an investigation.
Boss Li said, “Boss… Boss Xiao, isn’t it better to handle this matter privately? Once we call the police, the impact will be huge, and it will affect our business in the future.”
Xiao Lingyu glanced at him and said with a faint smile, “Sir, I believe in the police. Plus, as the person in charge of Green Fresh Vegetables, I know whether my vegetables are harmful to the human body or not.
“I don’t want people to come and claim that my vegetables have killed someone. That is not a reputation I want for my produce.
“Since we’re going nowhere with the argument, then I’ll have to involve the police. I believe that the police will give us justice. Mrs. Lin, don’t you think so?”
Mrs. Lin’s face had turned slightly pale, and her guilty eyes drifted left and right. If her husband was really poisoned, it would be perfect but…
Xiao Lingyu didn’t wait for Mrs. Lin and continued, “Since you said your husband was poisoned and hospitalized after eating my vegetables, whether it was out of responsibility or humanitarian reasons, as the boss of Green Fresh, I have to go visit him. We can wait for the police and go together. That way, we can hash everything out in the open and save time.”
Everyone, “…” Lin Xiufang, “…”