Zhao Meng: [Qiao Qiao, I wish you success!]
Lu Jinnian's a.s.sistant: [Miss Qiao, press on!]
Zhao Meng: [Qiao Qiao, I really hope that when you're back, it will be with Mr. Lu!]
Lu Jinnian's a.s.sistant: [+1]
As Qiao Anhao scrolled through their responses, she felt touched. [Thank you], she replied with one last message and switched off her phone.
She shut her eyes while leaning against the backrest. She raised her arm and clenched the box in her pocket, her heart strengthening slightly. Silently, she promised herself that she would definitely return with Lu Jinnian.
After fifteen hours of flight, the plane finally touched down in America, Los Angeles.
Besides phone, wallet, and pa.s.sport, Qiao Anhao didn't have anything else with her, so she didn't have to wait for her luggage. Instead, she hurriedly walked down the economy section towards the door.
When Lu Jinnian's a.s.sistant had booked the tickets, there weren't anymore seats in the business cla.s.s left, so she could only sit in the economy cla.s.s. When she reached the gap that linked the economy and business cla.s.s, the air stewardess stopped her. "Sorry, Miss, you will have to wait a moment. You can only pa.s.s through when the business cla.s.s pa.s.sengers in front have all alighted."
Even though the air stewardess had spoken softly, the words still reached Lu Jinnian who was in the midst of packing. He glanced over briefly. When he caught sight of her gaze, he didn't react, as though it didn't concern him, and continued to pull his luggage out of the plane.
When the business cla.s.s pa.s.sengers alighted, the air stewardess smiled at Qiao Anhao, signaling her forward. "Miss, you can go now."
Qiao Anhao disregarded the air stewardess and ran out to the doors. The moment she entered the airport, she hurriedly looked around. Just then, Lu Jinnian was preparing to make a turn on the left isle. Hurriedly, she followed behind.
Seemingly out of coincidence or maybe it was fate, every time Qiao Anhao was about to lose him, she would always catch a glimpse of him somewhere - Just after he hailed a cab, she got one as well!
Qiao Anhao had no clue where she needed to go, so she simply got the cab to follow Lu Jinnian's cab.
It was currently daybreak in Los Angeles, so there weren't many cars on the road. The cabs went one after the other as they streamed towards a hotel in the city center.
When Qiao Anhao alighted, Lu Jinnian was still retrieving his luggage from the cab's boot. She footed the bill before following after him into the hotel.
Lu Jinnian checked into the presidential suite, so Qiao Anhao used her ident.i.ty card to order another suite.
Both of them paid using their cards, so when they were required to sign the receipt, both Qiao Anhao and Lu Jinnian looked towards the pen placed on the front desk. Accidentally, their hands touched when they both reached for it at the same time.
Qiao Anhao widened her eyes, turning to gaze at Lu Jinnian, but he didn't bother to look at her. Instead, he moved his hand away without any emotion and asked the front desk staff for another pen in fluent English. After signing the receipt and making payment, he pulled his luggage towards the elevator.
Qiao Anhao followed suit, hurrying after him.