Translator: Paperplane Editor: DarkGem
Qiao Anhao pulled out some wipes from her bag, and also grabbed her phone to use as a mirror. She wiped the tears from her face, and was ready to put her phone back into her bag when a call came through...
Just when Lu Jinnian was rather deep asleep, he woke up to the unusually bright suns.h.i.+ne from the windows. He raised his arm to s.h.i.+eld himself from the light. As he turned his head, he saw that there wasn't anyone on the other side of the bed.
He furrowed his brows, but didn't mind too much. He a.s.sumed Qiao Anhao just went downstairs when she woke up, and so he pulled his covers off and walked into the bathroom. He got a quick shower and put on some random clean clothes when he came out.
Out of habit, when he walked out of the changing room, he patted his trouser pocket, and realized it was empty. Then he remembered that his wallet was still in his clothes pocket from yesterday, so he picked up his trousers from the dirty laundry basket. He felt around for his wallet and strode out of the door.
Suddenly, he remembered that he had shoved the follow-up results into his wallet yesterday, so he walked into the bathroom and pulled the paper out from his wallet. He ripped it up and chucked it into the bin, before he relaxed and walked down the stairs.
Madam Chen had already made breakfast. Seeing Lu Jinnian come downstairs, she was unusually happy when she said, "Good morning, Mr. Lu."
"Morning," replied Lu Jinnian lazily. He walked into the dining room, and saw that the room was empty. He then asked, "Where's Missus?"
Madam Chen stared at him oddly. "Missus hasn't woken up yet?"
Lu Jinnian furrowed his brows. "When I woke up, Missus had already gotten up."
Madam Chen made an "Ah" sound, then searched the entire mansion up and down, but in the end, she still couldn't find Qiao Anhao. She also ran to the floor-to-ceiling window to look at the garden outside for her. Before she could say "It seems like Missus isn't home" to Lu Jinnian, he had already pulled out his phone and dialed her number.
When Qiao Anhao saw who the call was from, her emotions were all over the place. After a while, she picked up the call. Before she could speak, Lu Jinnian asked, "Qiao Qiao, where did you go?"
Qiao Anhao lowered her eyes, and lied in her usual gentle voice, "I went to see Brother Jiamu."
Lu Jinnian's lips pursed tightly when he heard those words. After a while, he said "How's Jiamu?"
"Much better." Qiao Anhao thought about Han Ruchu's words, and added, "After another week he can be discharged."
Lu Jinnian didn't linger on the topic of Xu Jiamu for long, giving a light "mm". He naturally changed the topic. "Will you come home soon?"
"No, Zhao Meng will come pick me up to the set."
"Mm." Lu Jinnian then said, "Then both of you take care."
"I will," replied Qiao Anhao obediently, as she usually would to his care. Her voice was so gentle, it made people soften up. "I'm hanging up. Bye."
"Bye," replied Lu Jinnian. Just as he was ready to hang up, he heard Qiao Anhao's say, "Lu Jinnian..."
He didn't say a word but put the phone back to his ear. After a few seconds of silence, she added, "There's a new Hollywood movie out on Friday. How about we go watch it together?"