Besides the occasional sound of birds chirping, the world from halfway up the mountain was incredibly peaceful and quiet.
The dazzling rays of sunlight shone on the mansion, giving a grand plating of gold light.
This was the second time Qiao Anhao was here. Yet, she still couldn't help but sigh in appreciation, stunned by the view of this otherworldly place like Taoyuan.
Like the last time, the mansion gates were left wide-open, so Qiao Anhao took a turn into the courtyard. She saw the car that Lu Jinnian drove last night parked by the pool.
So he was hiding here all alone... Qiao Anhao stopped the car, pulled out the keys, and carried her bag as she walked toward the mansion's gate.
She pressed the door bell, but n.o.body came to open it. She creased her brows, growing more worried from the bottom of her heart. She circled around the the back of the mansion like last time. She saw that his floor-to-ceiling window that she had entered through last time was half open, so she walked up to it, pushed it open, and entered the mansion.
Qiao Anhao got to the corridor of the second floor and walked to Lu Jinnian's bedroom door. She raised her hand, ready to open it, when the door was pulled open first from the inside.
When Lu Jinnian woke up the next morning, he was a little groggy when he saw Qiao Anhao in his arms.
He was completely dazed out for a long while before he gradually remembered that he had left The Royal Palace last night on his own. There, he didn't drink a lot. In the middle of the night, he drove aimlessly around the empty streets of Beijing. His mind revolved around what she had said in restaurant, "My first love isn't as lively or interesting as any of yours. It was a crush, and I've loved him for many years, I even studied hard just to enter the first cla.s.s as him. After that, I studied hard once again to enter A college."
He felt like someone had brutally clutched his heart, and didn't stop squeezing it. The pain hurt so much, it caused his whole body to thrash around. Eventually, he settled for going to a bar on his own, and drank his sorrows away for quite a long time.
Actually, when he came out of the bar, he realized that he was very clear-headed. He could even control the speed of his car especially well. He could stop at a red light, and go through a green one, but for some reason, he drove back to Mian Xiu Garden.
He didn't actually blackout, so he clearly remembered everything that transpired. Even though he spoke the words hidden deep in his heart whilst he was intoxicated, he didn't make any major mistakes.
Lu Jinnian heaved, his head feeling a little heavy and his back scorching with pain. At that moment, he knew his wound must have worsened from the drinking last night.
Even if he wanted to rest for a while with her in his arms, ever since he were young, whenever he got sick or were injured, he was used to being on his own. He forced himself off the bed, put on his clothes, and left.
He forced himself to endure the pain in his body as he drove to his mansion in Mount Yi. Back in his room, he took two anti-inflammatory tablets before he laid straight on the bed. He fell asleep in a daze up until he heard the faint sound of the doorbell.
When he left the bed, he realized that when he came back earlier, he had forgotten to change into his slippers; he just walked barefoot to the door. When he pulled the door open, he saw the pretty Qiao Anhao standing before him.
Lu Jinnian thought it was an illusion, and was stunned on the spot.
Qiao Anhao was also shocked by Lu Jinnian suddenly opening the door. She quickly collected herself and took a good look at the horrifyingly pale man in front of her.