Qiao Anhao headed to the room. She pushed the door open, but before she entered, she heard Lu Jinnian's voice.
"What do you mean the things we heard in Hong Kong might not be true? I just saw him eating with another woman..."
Qiao Anhao paused, taking in Lu Jinnian's frustrated voice.
"Didn't I tell you? I won't be going to the company these few days, if there's anything, send it to my email, I will settle it tonight."
"Meeting tomorrow? I'm not free, I won't be able to make it. ... The other party insists I make it? Then forget about the deal. ... Payment for breaching the contract? Whatever."
Previously, Qiao Anhao had asked him why he was back from Hong Kong a day early when there was a meeting the next day. He had a.s.sured her that the matter was a.s.signed to someone else and that Beijing office had something important so he came back.
But from the conversation, she could tell that he probably heard about Xu Jiamu's affair which provoked him in rus.h.i.+ng back.
That night, he was drenched from the rain. When she had opened the door, he just stood and stared silently. At that time, she had sensed his abnormality, had even asked why he was so anxious, but he didn't explain himself. Now she knew, she knew everything.
The very next day, he said that he was on leave and asked if she wanted to have a vacation. At that time, she had agreed happily, naively believing that she was accompanying him for his vacation, but now she knew that it was never a vacation, he just wanted to clear her mind, knowing that she was about to be abandoned.
It explained everything. When they were in Hainan, they stayed in a double room apartment. When she walked to the restroom in the middle of the night, she saw that his room's lights were still on and the doors weren't tightly shut. Inside, she could hear someone typing.
When she returned from the restroom, she could even hear him talking to someone on the phone in a low voice. At that time, she was too tired to bother, heading back to her room in a daze to sleep, but he, he was actually rus.h.i.+ng his work...
How many things had he done for her that she never knew about?
Her heart clenched.
"That's it, I understand. I'll hang up now."
When Qiao Anhao heard the last sentence, she hurriedly released the door handle, walking down the corridor. Raising her head, she took a deep breath before turning around. Just then, Lu Jinnian anxiously exited the room with the phone in his hand.
"Lu Jinnian?" Qiao Anhao shouted with a faint hint of tremble in her voice.
When he heard her voice, he heaved a sigh of relief and swiftly strode toward her. "Where did you go? Didn't I tell you to wait for me in the room?"
"I went to the restroom," Qiao Anhao replied with a faint smile. "Have you paid?"
"Why did you take so long?"
"The queue was a little long and the machine malfunctioned."
"Oh." Even though Qiao Anhao was clear about what had happened, she acted clueless, not exposing his lie. With a warm smile on her face, she asked, "Can we go now?"