When Qiao Anxia finished speaking, she wanted to hang up, but then she heard a familiar voice from the other side, "Miss Da Qiao..."
Qiao Anxia suddenly paused what she was doing.
Lu Jinnian's a.s.sistant? Could it be that Lu Jinnian was looking for her? Why was he looking for her?
An array of skeptic thoughts instantly flashed across Qiao Anxia's mind. She paused for just ten seconds, then brought the phone back to her ear. "I'm on my way down."
With that, she hung up. Qiao Anhao then threw the doc.u.ments for the meeting onto the desk and turned to leave the office. She didn't even wait for the secretary in the meeting room to speak before she throwing at her, "Push back the meeting by an hour". Then she stomped over, swiftly and decisively, towards the elevators in her high heels.
As she stepped out of the elevator, Qiao Anxia glanced over at Lu Jinnian's a.s.sistant, who stood at the entrance of the lobby.
At the sound of Qiao Anxia's high heels striding over toward him, the a.s.sistant turned his head and immediately said, "Miss Da Qiao, Mr. Lu is looking for you."
Qiao Anxia lifted her chin up slightly and scanned all around her. With Lu Jinnian nowhere to be seen, she furrowed her brows. "Where is he?"
"Mr. Lu is waiting for you in the car outside," the a.s.sistant said.
Qiao Anxia gave a quick nod, then strode through the doors. After taking just two steps, she suddenly pointed at a nearby cafe. "If there's something he has to say, let's talk there."
"All right, I'll inform Mr. Lu."
Qiao Anxia didn't say a word, walking straight towards the cafe.
She found a quiet corner in the cafe and took a seat. Just as she ordered two cups of coffee with the baristas, she saw Lu Jinnian walk through the doors. A trace of shock instantly rose from her furrowed brows when her eyes fell on his body.
His clothes were creased up, and there were water stains from what seemed like the rain. There were circles of mud marks, his hair was a mess, and his face was pale white. He looked rather worse for wear.
In all the years Qiao Anxia had known Lu Jinnian, this was the first time she'd ever seen him like this.
From what she remembered, even during middle high, though the poor Lu Jinnian always wore his school uniform, he'd always looked clean and tidy.
What got into him? How did he end up looking so depressed?
Lu Jinnian pulled the chair opposite Qiao Anxia and sat down. He gave her a slight nod of greeting.
Qiao Anxia put away the skepticism in her heart and simply asked, "I ordered coffee, hope that's alright?"
Lu Jinnian nodded once again, paused for a moment and added, "Thank you."
"You're welcome." Qiao Anxia raised her hand and flicked her hair. Then stared at Lu Jinnian and asked, "You wanted to see me?"
"Qiao Qiao?" said Lu Jinnian the moment Qiao Anxia popped the question. With an unusually rushed voice, he then asked, "Where is Qiao Qiao? Tell me, I want to see her."
So he was looking for her because of Qiao Qiao... That's about right. She should have known... Lu Jinnian always had Qiao Anhao in his heart. In the past, he'd used to make the effort to talk to her only to find out more about Qiao Anhao.
If it weren't for Qiao Anhao, why would he have made an effort to come see her?
Qiao Anxia pushed down the precarious feeling in her heart. "Why are you looking for Qiao Qiao?"