Xu Jiamu paused for a moment and turned his head towards the delivery man to continue listening to him rattle on. "A pound of celery, a bag of star anise, soy sauce, vinegar, a bag of salt, two pounds of chili...
"Sir, this is everything you've ordered," the delivery man said as he handed Xu Jiamu the list. "Could you please sign here?"
Xu Jiamu took the pen and signed. After the delivery man left, he stood at the door for half a minute before ignoring the boxes next to him and striding over to the mansion next door.
He pressed the doorbell with the other hand in his pocket. After waiting for a while, the door opened, and Xu Jiamu smiled, calling out, "Bro."
When Lu Jinnian heard the doorbell, he wondered who it could be. As he opened the door, he saw Xu Jiamu's beaming smile. He slightly paused, then gently nodded at him.
Xu Jiamu was long used to Lu Jinnian's personality, and so didn't mind it. He continued to smile and said, "Bro, I invited Anxia and them to dinner tonight. Do you want to join?"
Lu Jinnian looked over at Xu Jiamu's mansion and thought back to Qiao Anhao, who he’d seen dragging her suitcase into the house next door when he drew the curtains in the morning. After a while, his lips squirmed, and he replied with only one word, "All right."
Even though Qiao Anhao and Xu Jiamu said they would divorce, for now, they were still married in name. After moving out of Lu Jinnian's mansion, she definitely couldn't live back with the Qiao family, nor was she willing to move into the Xu family’s estate because she would then have to share a room with Xu Jiamu. Once she thought about it for a while, she decided to move back into Mian Xiu Garden. However, this time, not in Lu Jinnian's mansion, but Xu Jiamu's mansion.
But because she was in a hurry to film the commercial abroad, she had only put her suitcase in Xu Jiamu's mansion. Then she hastily rushed off to catch her trip.
The flight from Paris to Beijing completely exhausted her out, so when she reached Beijing this morning, she went straight to Mian Xiu Garden to catch up on some sleep.
When she woke up that afternoon, she heard the faint sounds of talking coming from downstairs. At first, she thought it was a dream. She turned around, shut her eyes, and continued to sleep, then she realized that the rowdiness became clearer. So she climbed out of bed and ran out of the room and down the stairs in her pajamas, where she saw several people in the living room chatting and laughing away.
Qiao Anhao was a little dizzy from the rowdy scene before her. Before she snapped back to reality, she heard Qiao Anxia make a fuss about nothing. "Qiao Qiao, did you just wake up?"
Qiao Anhao furrowed her brows. "Sis, how come you're all here?"
"Jiamu said he'd cook everyone dinner." Qiao Anxia pointed at the entrance, where Qiao Anhao then saw Xu Jiamu crouched down next to a cardboard, arranging all types of vegetables and fruits.
Xu Jiamu had a box of tomatoes in his hand. He turned his head and glanced at Qiao Anhao. "Qiao Qiao, you're back from France? How was the commercial?"
"Great..." As Qiao Anhao said that, the doorbell rang. Xu Jiamu, who was just about to stand up to open the door, was beaten to the punch by Qiao Anhao, who walked over. "Let me."
She didn't look through the peep hole to see who it was and pulled the door open. When she raised her head, she saw Lu Jinnian's breathtakingly handsome face.