She sneaked several glances at Zhong Nuannuan all throughout dinner. When she could not hold it in anymore, she said, “Nuannuan, did you manage to buy a new phone for yourself today? If you weren’t able to, let me give you another 3000 Yuan for you to buy the S5 you wanted.”
Zhong Nuannuan was about to eat a piece of pork belly slice when her hand trembled. The slice of meat then dropped on the table.
Zhong Qianqian took another slice and plopped it into Zhong Nuannuan’s bowl. “Here, eat some more.”
She was beginning to show kindness without reason. She must have done something!
“It’s okay. Chi Yang gave me an S5, so I’m good now.”
Zhong Qianqian replied enviously, “Chi Yang is so nice to you. He must love you very much.”
“Of course.” Zhong Nuannuan nodded unashamedly because that was indeed how she felt.
Then, Zhong Qianqian let out a heavy sigh. “Sigh, I wonder how Aiden feels about me. Does he see me just as a platonic friend or does he have feelings for me?”
Zhong Nuannuan continued eating her dinner with her head lowered, completely ignoring Zhong Qianqian.
“Nuannuan, your sister is talking to you,” Jiang Shuwan reminded unhappily.
“Huh? Oh? Are you talking to me?”
Zhong Qianqian, ‘… Did you think I was talking to a ghost?’
“I thought you were talking to mother. I don’t know, I was walking with mother the whole time today. I haven’t spoken to him very much, so I don’t know him well enough to judge.”
“Didn’t he pull you aside to ask about me?”
“He called me aside earlier to ask about my release from prison and the banquet this weekend.”
“But mother clearly heard him asking about me! He asked if I had a boyfriend!”
Zhong Nuannuan nodded. “Oh! Ah! Yes!”
Zhong Qianqian was getting frustrated. “What do you mean oh oh ah ah? He was specifically asking you whether I have a boyfriend or not. Did you not notice anything from his expression that time? When he asked whether I have a boyfriend, did he look anxious or eager? When he heard that I’m single, was he happy? You should know all this, right?”
Zhong Nuannuan dipped the thick slice of pork belly in a plate of sauce and threw it into her mouth before taking a mouthful of rice. Then, she continued answering contentedly, “I wasn’t paying much attention. You know that I don’t pay much attention to any other man aside from my Chi Yang.”
Zhong Qianqian, “…!!!”
“Qianqian, what’s wrong?” Jiang Shuwan could tell that her daughter was behaving oddly. It was starting to worry her.
“Mother, I called Aiden just now to tell him about the banquet this weekend, but he didn’t pick up both my calls. It has been two hours already, and he hasn’t called me back.”
“And here I thought that something bad had happened! Do you remember who Aiden is? He’s the Vice President cum General Manager of Tianheng Holdings. For someone like him, time is money. Do you think he’s like those in the military base who have the time to call and chat on the phone when they don’t have training? Qianqian, you’re a girl. Not only should you be reserved, but you should also carry yourself with elegance. The most important thing is to remember to be virtuous, do you understand?”
Zhong Qianqian felt much better after being comforted by Jiang Shuwan.
After dinner, instead of staying in the living room, Zhong Qianqian headed upstairs as usual.
Zhong Nuannuan had nothing to do either, so she went upstairs as well.
She took out her phone and dialed the familiar number that she knew so well. The person on the other end answered after one ring.
“Big boss.” A pure British accent sounded from the other end of the phone. The person’s voice was laced with evident excitement. “Do you finally have a phone?”
“Big boss, Zhong Qianqian called me twice this afternoon, but I didn’t pick up.”
The person on the other end was begging to be praised. Zhong Nuannuan smiled. “So what are you planning? Are you coming to the banquet this Sunday?”