The counter staff recommended a few kinds, Chinese medicine and western medicine. Lu Jinnian read the explanation manual on each medicine, finally settling on Chinese medicine that protected the gut.
Once he reached the mountain villa, Qiao Anhao was still in the midst of filming. Lu Jinnian instructed his a.s.sistant to stop at the entrance of the hotel.
After about half an hour, a car drove over.
Lu Jinnian had been focusing outside his car all this while, when he saw Qiao Anhao's car, he pushed open the car door and came out.
After being with Lu Jinnian for so many years, the a.s.sistant vaguely understood what he was thinking. He knew that he was waiting for Qiao Anhao, so he quickly followed after Lu Jinnian alighted.
Zhao Meng parked on the opposite side, since the spot directly outside the hotel entrance was already taken. She then came down with Qiao Anhao, walking towards the hotel.
Just before they reached the door, Lu Jinnian's a.s.sistant called out, "Miss Qiao."
Qiao Anhao and Zhao Meng stopped instantly, turning towards the call. Lu Jinnian and his a.s.sistant were not far away under a tree. The light was dim, blurring the expressions on their faces.
Zhao Meng turned to look at Qiao Anhao. "Mr. Lu is looking for you."
Qiao Anhao pressed her lips, standing stationary as though she hadn't heard Zhao Meng.
The a.s.sistant turned to look at Lu Jinnian before calling out again, "Miss Qiao, over here."
Zhao Meng asked, "Qiao Qiao, why are you in a daze?"
Qiao Anhao lowered her lashes, having no intention of walking over.
The a.s.sistant started to feel uneasy, thinking of calling out to her once again. But before he could say anything, Lu Jinnian, who was beside him, walked towards Qiao Anhao.
The a.s.sistant’s eyes widened fear, and he froze, too startled to move. When he finally regained his senses, he rushed forward after Lu Jinnian.
When Lu Jinnian was about fifty meters from Qiao Anhao, he stopped. With the faint glow from the street lamp, he looked down to stare at her.
A night breeze blew, bringing out a stream of cold air, sending Qiao Anhao's long hair flying.
Lu Jinnian studied Qiao Anhao for a long while. When he realized that she didn't intend to speak, disappointment clouded his eyes. He pa.s.sed his plastic of medicine over to her. "It's for you."
The plastic bag was transparent and she could see a box of gastric medicine lying inside.
Her fingers trembled slightly, sorrow spreading through her heart.
In the past, if he bought medicine for her when she wasn't feeling well, she would have felt blessed, but after the incident last night... He was always like that, treating her so lightly, making it difficult for her to understand his true intentions.
Previously, when there was an improvement in their relations.h.i.+p, she would start to antic.i.p.ate more, thinking that there was hope. But after last night, when he had treated her so violently in the car, she was brought to reality.
If he had always been cold to her, she would still be be sad, but not disappointed.
The disappointment after being given hope was despair.
She was afraid that after he treated her so warmly, he would rip her heart apart the next moment.
Qiao Anhao's fingers moved slightly, clenching onto her skirt, not intending to reach out for the medicine.