Zhong Nuannuan gently took out the dress and unfolded it. Although Zhong Qianqian had earlier been filled with pride and glee from envisioning herself on Aiden’s arm, even she could not stop herself from feeling jealous. Her eyes soon turned green with envy.
Seeing the looks of surprise and envy on his wife and daughter’s face, Zhong Kuijun asked, “What is it? Is there something special about this dress? It’s indeed pretty. Chi Yang has really good taste.”
Jiang Shuwan and Zhong Qianqian cast Zhong Kuijun a glare as if staring at their enemy, not bothering to conceal the dissatisfaction and contempt on their faces.
“What?” Zhong Kuijun responded with a frown, completely caught off guard after being fiercely glared at by the two women.
“Hmph!” Jiang Shuwan sneered coldly and said with sarcasm, “Sigh, the more we compare ourselves to others, the more aggravated we get. I guess an old and ugly woman like me should just stay home to care for my husband and children.”
With that, she turned on her heel and went to her garden to tinker with her plants.
With a sullen expression, Zhong Qianqian headed straight upstairs and slammed her bedroom door after going into her room.
Zhong Kuijun was confused as he turned to Zhong Nuannuan. “What’s with your mother and sister?”
Zhong Nuannuan shrugged nonchalantly. “Father, I’ll head upstairs first.”
Then, she happily trotted upstairs to her room while hugging the gift box in her arms.
The women in the family had left Zhong Kuijun alone in the living room, still confused and dazed.
Back in her room, Zhong Nuannuan placed the gift box on the table and carefully took out the dress once more.
There was also a pair of beautiful high heels in the prettiest shade of sky blue that had a silver gradient heel. It was right next to the S5 mobile phone, also a gift.
“Who can ever replace you?
Let us love while we’re young,
My dearest, most precious love,
Let us begin our long journey together”
Just as Zhong Nuannuan was about to turn on her phone to look for Chi Yang’s phone number, she received a phone call. As she listened to the cheerful melody of her ringtone, she saw the words “fiance” appear as the caller ID on the screen. A blissful smile immediately crept on Zhong Nuannuan’s face.
Zhong Nuannuan tried to make her voice sound as soft as possible, hoping she would be greeted by a gentle and husky voice. After all, couples sounded like that when they chatted on the phone, no?
“Have you received it?”
Chi Yang’s voice was as stern as ever. With his tone of speech, it felt like a heavy anvil had just crushed Zhong Nuannuan’s heart. She felt like another subordinate of his, a little soldier who had to answer to the director-general’s questions.
“Yes, I’ve received it.”
“That’s good,” Chi Yang continued to speak with his usual commanding voice. As soon as the words came out of his mouth, the conversation fell into a brief silence.
“Alright then, goodbye.”
Zhong Nuannuan, “…!”
What was the reason behind his phonecall?
Was it just to ask if she had received his gift? Was it necessary when Ning Wenhao must have already called him and told him that the gift had already been delivered?
He must have made this call because he wanted to talk to her, right?
If this was his idea of a conversation, Zhong Nuannuan would be rendered speechless.
“What is it?”
Chi Yang, who was just about the hang up the call, immediately responded with a question the instant Zhong Nuannuan started to speak. Although he sounded blunt, Zhong Nuannuan noticed the eagerness in his tone. He actually did not want to hang up after all.
“I went to Tianheng Holdings with my mother and Zhong Qianqian today. We bumped into Ye Mengxi. She’s a classmate of Zhong Qianqian and mine. She will be attending the banquet this weekend too. When we were at Venia, both of them had their eyes set on the same gown”
Just like that, Zhong Nuannuan began describing her day tirelessly.
On the other end of the phone, Chi Yang was sitting in his office while listening to her attentively. When the cleaning guard entered the room and saw their director-general talking on the phone with a solemn expression, he was shocked.