Chapter 1817: Waste Food
“Well, I think it’s a little hard to understand!” Song Miaoge didn’t believe in ghosts and monsters, so she was confused.
Anyway, Zhou Jiahao had indeed recovered with the help of Gu Ning’s medicine, so it proved that it was useful.
Song Miaoge believed Gu Ning’s words, not because she was naive, but because she trusted Gu Ning.
In addition, even if Gu Ning told a lie, it had nothing to do with her. She only needed to know that Gu Ning wouldn’t hurt her.
“There are all kinds of strange things in this world. If I hadn’t been through it myself, I wouldn’t believe it either,” said Gu Ning.
“Um, Gu Ning, can you let me see the medicine? I’m quite curious about it,” said Baili Zongxue. If it was possible, she really wanted to do research on it.
“I’m curious about it too!” Song Miaoge agreed, but she was literally curious.
“I have some in my dorm room. I can give each of you a pill after we eat. Take it as a gift of our meeting. You can carry it with you in case you need it in the future, but I don’t suggest you should take it when you only have a cold, cut, dysmenorrhea, or some minor problems like them, because it’ll be a complete waste of the medicine. Colaine provides medicines specially for them. They have great effects too. If you have serious injuries, pain, or illnesses that ordinary medicines can’t cure, you can take the pill then. Although it’s quite effective, it can only cure not very serious illnesses and injuries. If it’s too serious, the pill might only be able to alleviate it or help you gain more time or reduce the danger. This pill melts once it touches liquid, so you must be careful,” said Gu Ning. She wouldn’t mind giving each of them a pill.
Even though she was aware of Baili Zongxue’s purpose, Baili Zongxue wouldn’t get any useful information after doing some research on it because it was just pure magical power.
In addition, she already told them it was given to her by a master and she didn’t know who the master was. Since it was a master, it was impossible for them to find him. As a result, they wouldn’t come to the conclusion that she was lying.
Even though she was lying to them, it wasn’t a big deal. They could do nothing about it as long as she refused to tell the truth. It was all up to her attitude.
“Really?” Hearing that, Baili Zongxue almost jumped up with excitement. “I don’t know how to thank you, Gu Ning! It’s my lucky day today.”
Baili Zongxue ached to get the pill, so she wouldn’t hesitate to accept it. What if Gu Ning changed her mind once she declined?
Anyway, she still believed that Gu Ning was unaware of her real identity and purpose.
“Thanks, Gu Ning. Since this medicine is so effective, I should take it too. Well, you give us such a rare thing, we should give you something back as well. How about this, I’ll pay the bill for lunch, and Zongxue can pay for dinner?” Song Miaoge said, because she knew Baili Zongxue’s family couldn’t be poor.
At the same time, she also understood that Gu Ning’s medicine wasn’t cheap and must be far more expensive than two meals, but they still needed to do something to show their gratitude.
“Right, I agree with Miaoge,” Baili Zongxue chimed in.
Since both of them agreed on it, Gu Ning didn’t turn them down.
Because Song Miaoge would pay for lunch, she directly ordered the best dishes in case a simple meal couldn’t prove her sincerity.
Because it was a high-end canteen of the top prestigious university, some dishes cost a lot of money and they had many choices.
Song Miaoge let Gu Ning order first, and Gu Ning didn’t hesitate to order boiled shrimps and fried clams, which cost nearly 80 yuan. It was nothing for them, but for ordinary students, it was a few days’ worth of food.
Baili Zongxue ordered three delicacy soup and beef with pepper.
Song Miaoge ordered steamed fish, vegetables, and fried potato shreds.
The three of them ordered six dishes in all, which was a luxury for ordinary people, especially when they were three girls.
Girls normally ate less, and ordinary girls might only be able to finish a third of the six dishes. However, three of them ate much more than ordinary people, so six dishes could just fill their stomachs.
Although the food in the high-end canteen was relatively more expensive, it wasn’t very expensive compared with people’s living standard nowadays. Only students from ordinary families couldn’t afford a meal here every day.
Actually, a plate of fried rice which cost 20 yuan or rice topped with a dish which cost about 20 yuan wasn’t expensive at all. Most students could afford it every day, so not every student who dined in this high-end canteen was rich. Therefore, once a girl noticed the whole table of dishes ordered by Gu Ning and her friends, she lost her balance and said in an unkind tone, “Look at them! They’re wasting food! There are only three of them, but they ordered six dishes. They must be very rich and spoiled. Poor people are starving to death every day. Couldn’t they save some money and donate it to charity?”
The girl was sitting at the table next to them. She seemed to have a strong sense of fairness, but she was actually just jealous of the rich.
Hearing her voice, Gu Ning and her friends stopped eating with a frown. They turned to the girl who used moral coercion.
Gu Ning didn’t bother to argue with the girl, but Song Miaoge couldn’t stand it. “It’s a good thing to help the poor or the weak, but it’s not everyone’s obligation. We don’t get our money by doing nothing. Why did you judge us? Why don’t you donate your family wealth to charity and be a nice person yourself? The poor deserve a helping hand, but why should those who make money on their own be blamed?”
“You…” The girl didn’t know what to say all of a sudden. She was actually just saying it, but unexpectedly Song Miaoge took it seriously.
Because of that, many students turned to look at her with disdain as well, which made her feel embarrassed.
At the beginning, other students had the same idea that six dishes were too many for three girls, but it wasn’t their business. It didn’t cost their money either.
After hearing what Song Miaoge said, most of them agreed with her.
Nobody got money by doing nothing. It was a good thing to help the poor or the weak, but it wasn’t everyone’s obligation.
The poor deserved a helping hand, but those who made money on their own shouldn’t be blamed. If everyone stayed poor and refused to make money on their own, it would cause great damage to the country.
This drama didn’t attract much attention, so Gu Ning and her friends continued to enjoy their meal.
All three of them ate fast, as if they had been specially trained. They finished eating everything on the table in 20 minutes, and the rest was nothing more than scraps.